Case Closed host AJ Benza calls in to talk O.J. Simpson, the Kardashians, Trump, the Yankees, Steph Curry, and the slap heard 'round the world on The Howard Stern Show. South of the Border/Frank Sinatra, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress/The Hollies
Neil wonders why hockey fans keep getting shuffled to cable for the Stanley Cup rather than all games on NBC. Then summing up the Harambe ruckus, why people don't understand wild animals, the anti-media sentiment driving Donald Trump's campaign, and "The Most Fabulous Supervillain on the Internet", Milo Yiannopoulos. Music: Welcome to the Jungle/Guns N' Roses; Highlights courtesy of NBCSN, WFAN, Sirius/XM, Michael Savage. Savage on parenting: https://youtu.be/u-2ZDw8aEvA?t=5m57s
Pittburgh native and Hurricanes alum Ryan Gurrentz calls in from the Aloha State, Hawaii. We talk Penguins, volcanoes, old Miami memories, our favorite baseball broadcasters, and Australia. Music: Every Rose Has Its Thorn/Poison, Lean on Me/Major Lazer & DJ Snake
"Space Jam" director Joe Pytka says a sequel to the classic 1996 movie would be doomed, and that the class of former and current NBA players from the 90s just isn't around now. Totally against that notion, Neil selects the starting NBA players who will have their talents stolen by the Monstars in 2016. Also the amazing comeback of Texas Rangers reliever Matt Bush from DUI and prison and how he was discovered in a very unlikely place. Seal/Fly Like an Eagle (Instrumental)
Big Monday Dwyer Dish as Neil rolls through baseball, calls out Dwayne Wade for not respecting the Canadian anthem, talks about the true GOP base, Obama's attack on PC campus culture, and John Kerry's "borderless world." Oye Como Va/Santana...play by play courtesy of MLB, PIX, YES, CSN Chicago, TNT, ABC...Obama speech (WH.gov), Kerry Speech (NBC News)
We still have people at Penn State that want to pretend Joe Paterno was God, but his statue may return because people just feel time heals all. Neil's very silent plea to the present regime to admit the golden history there was fiction, and start a new legacy that treats everyone with respect and dignity.
Part 1 of talking with my buddy Alex Somer, we reminisce about the Miami days and get right into politics as unusual. Alex also corrects my horrific knowledge of Coming to America. Part 2 will be out Friday! Picture is of Alex and I in the WVUM Studios, 2014. Music: Until the Night/Billy Joel
Women in sports: I stand with you, but we need more than #MoreThanMean. Going through the flaws of the social media campaign and how it can be more effective. Also some Giants/Jets draft talk at the end. Videos courtesy of Just Not Sports; LANGUAGE WARNING.
Neil on all things politics after Super Tuesday Part 816. Trump, Hilary with yet another attack on Citizens United, and Cruz picking Carly Fiorina as his VP. Sorry to subject you to a picture of Hil, but we crave attention. Interviews: FOX, CNN, MSNBC Songs: Ride of the Valkyries/Richard Wagner, Isn't She Lovely/Stevie Wonder
Neil with Red Alert Politics writer Ryan Girdusky a week after the NY Primaries. Ryan previews the next set of Tuesday primaries this week, talks Trump, Bernie, and his love of Bruce Springsteen. Ryan's played out by his favorite Springsteen song, Devils and Dust. (LANGUAGE WARNING...because we have to think about the children.)
Neil puts a nail in the Rangers coffin, pumps up the Yankees, takes a visit to Target, and talks about Springsteen and drunk driving. No Jersey guys, the two aren't related, relax. Play by play: Kenny Albert/NBC, Michael Kay/YES/MLB Song: Liza Minelli, and then Frank Sinatra: New York, New York Bar-cam video: http://tinyurl.com/ztodv82 Springsteen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOxeKA2WNE
Neil on Trump, Hilary, upcoming primaries, Curt Schilling, and the importance of family and role models at home. Song: Big Man on Mulberry Street/Billy Joel...Trump clips courtesy of FOX News and Right Side Broadcasting
Neil dives into the psyche of Philadelphia fans, from throwing memorial wristbands on the ice to puking on little girls...also exploring the common bonds with their supposed enemies, New Yorkers. LANGUAGE WARNING...but that's why you should listen. Play by play courtesy of Kenny Albert/NBCSN, Greg Gumbel/CBS...also Sir Elton John with Philadelphia Freedom!
"It's no laughing matter" Yes, it no laughing matter that you have to start the day hearing Neil's reaction to whatever he could get through watching the Bernie/Hilary debate. Also a breakdown of the Giants/Jets schedules, Rangers, baseball.
Neil on a NYT Magazine Article, "The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball." Also quick takes on Ivan Nova and Abby Wambach, as well as a vigorous defense of the greatness of The Sandlot. Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/magazine/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-baseball.html?partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytmag&smtyp=cur&_r=0