Episodes

MBMB Ep. 82: Catching Up on Everything

10/9/2019
In this episode, Mike and Brandon chat about USC's turbulent 2019 season, the Los Angeles Rams' struggles and whether Joe Maddon is the right guy for the Los Angeles Angels. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:51:57

MBMB Ep. 81: Adam Rank Talks Angels, Zeke's Holdout and Fantasy Football

7/31/2019
Mike and Brandon are joined by NFL Network's Adam Rank to chat about the Los Angeles Angels, including where they stand at the MLB Trade Deadline and what holes the team needs to address. Rank shares his thoughts on Ezekiel Elliott's holdout and how badly the Dallas Cowboys need him back on the field. Finally, Rank chats about the top players in fantasy football and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his "Fantasy Meets Reality" Tour. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:01:06:47

MBMB Ep. 80: LIVE Reaction to the Westbrook-Paul trade, Kawhi to the Clippers and MLB Thoughts

7/12/2019
In episode 80, Mike and Brandon start the podcast by chatting about Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers and how the NBA landscape has shifted over the last couple years. Then, the guys react to the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder trade as it goes down. Finally, they offer their thoughts on possible juicing of baseballs and whether it is good for baseball. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:58:49

MBMB Ep. 79: Toshi Shimada on Shohei Ohtani and Japanese Baseball

6/17/2019
In episode 79, Mike and Brandon are joined by former Nippon-Ham Fighters executive Toshi Shimada to discuss Shohei Ohtani's play in Japan, how he has adjusted to the game in the United States and whether Ohtani's success might spark even more Japanese players to come play in the U.S. The guys also chat about the state of baseball in Japan. Mike and Brandon also share their thoughts on David Ortiz, Tim Mead and the Women's World Cup. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:52:32

MBMB Ep. 78: Lakers Chaos, Angels Falling Below Expectations and MLB Fan Safety

5/31/2019
Brandon and Mike are back after a long break to chat about the struggling Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dysfunction in Lakers Land and whether MLB should extend the netting down the lines. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:53:14

Ep. 77: 2019 NFL Draft Recap, Dream Job Discussion

5/4/2019
In episode 77, Mike and Brandon offer their thoughts on the 2019 NFL Draft, including the controversial picks of Clelin Ferrell to the Oakland Raiders at No. 4 and Daniel Jones at No. 6 to the New York Giants. The guys then chat about Tim Mead leaving the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the Baseball Hall of Fame and what jobs it would take for the guys to leave Los Angeles. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:45:28

Ep. 76: Goodbye Magic Johnson and Ralph Lawler with Curt Sandoval

4/14/2019
ABC 7's Curt Sandoval joins Mike and Brandon to discuss Magic Johnson's departure from the Los Angeles Lakers and Ralph Lawler's incredible 40-year career. Find out what exactly went down behind the scenes when Magic decided to have his farewell press conference. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:57:18

MBMB Ep. 75: Mike interviews Brandon and 2019 MLB Preview

4/2/2019
In episode 75, Mike attempts to interview Brandon, while still somehow dominating the conversation. The guys also preview the 2019 MLB season and chat about the craziness surrounding Michael Avenatti. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:46:37

MBMB Ep. 74: Andrew Siciliano chats Antonio Brown, AAF and NFL Red Zone

3/10/2019
Brandon and Michael are joined by NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano to chat about the Antonio Brown trade saga and if Brown is a Hall of Fame wide receiver. Andrew discusses how The Alliance has fared in its inaugural season and he closes the podcast by taking us behind the scenes of hosting the Red Zone channel on DirecTV.

Duration:00:47:58

MBMB Ep. 73: Michael Roth chats retirement, MLB player wages and his playing days

3/3/2019
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Michael Roth joins Mike and Brandon to discuss why he retired from baseball and what he enjoyed the most about his playing days. Roth also chats about MiLB and MLB player wages and what he thinks needs to change. Thanks for listening and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoyed it!

Duration:00:50:47

MBMB Ep. 72: Shotgun Spratling chats Super Bowl LIII, USC Football and USC Basketball

2/10/2019
Mike and Brandon are joined by Shotgun Spratling of The Peristyle, D1Baseball and the LA Times to chat about his Super Bowl LIII experience, USC football recruiting and the expectations around USC basketball. Shotgun also tells us how he got the name "Shotgun" and when he started wearing his famous hats. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast! Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:01:03:49

MBMB Ep. 71: SB LIII preview with John Cappelletti

1/31/2019
Former Los Angeles Rams running back and 1973 Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti joins Mike and Brandon to preview Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. The guys talk about the Rams offense, keys to the game and of course give their predictions. John discusses his fondest memories of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and his incredible Heisman Trophy speech. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the game!

Duration:00:55:43

MBMB Ep. 70: Sam Farmer's Super Bowl LIII Preview

1/26/2019
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times joins Mike and Brandon to chat about Super Bowl LIII, including how he finds his stories and who he believes could end up being Super Bowl LIII MVP. Mike and Brandon also discuss NFL refs and what is taking so long for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign with an MLB team. Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Duration:00:46:49

MBMB Ep. 69: NFL Divisional Round Picks, Kliff Kingsbury to Arizona, What's Next for USC?

1/11/2019
Mike and Brandon are joined by MBMB producer Mike Sherry to chat about the Oakland Raiders' decision to hire Mike Mayock as GM and how the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's offseason is shaking out. Then, the guys discuss the Arizona Cardinals hiring Kliff KIngsbury and what that means for USC. Finally, Mike and Brandon make their picks for the divisional round. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:56:11

MBMB Ep. 68: Kliff Kingsbury to NFL, Best NFL HC Openings and Wild Card Weekend Picks

1/4/2019
Mike and Brandon get ready for Wild Card Weekend by giving out their picks, but before they do that, the guys discuss the possibility of USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury leaving for the NFL. The duo also looks at all 8 NFL head coach openings and decides which is the best option. The guys also touch on the NFL Hall of Fame announcement and UCLA deciding to part ways with Steve Alford. Thanks for listening and don't forget to rate and review the podcast!

Duration:00:55:03

MBMB Ep. 67: Get to Know Marc Istook

12/16/2018
NFL Network's Marc Istook chats about his career, the Dallas Cowboys' decision to trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper and how he balances being on air while also being a fan of the Cowboys.

Duration:00:49:31

MBMB Ep. 66: Lawrence Jackson on USC keeping Clay Helton

12/3/2018
Former USC and NFL defensive end Lawrence Jackson joins Mike and Brandon to chat about USC's decision to keep head coach Clay Helton, where the program should go from here and what Lawrence is doing now that he's out of the NFL.

Duration:00:58:35

MBMB Ep. 65: Curt Sandoval on LA Sports, Sports Reporting and more!

11/18/2018
ABC 7's Curt Sandoval joins Mike and Brandon to discuss all the hot topics surrounding Los Angeles sports, including a rough year for USC football, LeBron with the Lakers and the Rams' resurgence. Make sure to join the conversation by visiting mostlybanter.com and thanks for listening!

Duration:00:59:08

MBMB Ep. 64: Tragedy in Pittsburgh, anti-Semitism and Jack Del Rio to USC?

11/5/2018
In episode 64, Mike and Brandon discuss the shooting in Pittsburgh and how it personally affected them. After discussing the rise of anti-Semitism and the cause of it, the guys try and lighten the mood with some USC football talk. Thanks for listening and subscribing and please don't forget to rate and review the podcast!

Duration:00:48:11

MBMB Ep. 63: Brad Ausmus deep dive with Jason Beck, Mike Sherry

10/29/2018
Mike and Brandon are joined by MLB.com's Jason Beck to provide some background on new Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Brad Ausmus, including his managing style and how he uses analytics. Then, producer Mike Sherry hops on to chat with the guys about whether this was a good hire for the Angels. Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe and rate/review the podcast!

Duration:00:48:20