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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.
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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

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Episodes

Ep. 51: NBA Conference Finals Talk... And Why LeBron Beats Jordan In 1-On-1

5/22/2018
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The NBA Conference Finals are in full swing and WOW, Rob and Dave have OPINIONS. We're here to talk Warriors depth, how Harden is adorably flexing on Steph (while losing), and exactly how many titles LeBron needs to win in order to make the Jordan stans calm down. Plus, what movie or video game did you love as a child that nobody else did? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang...

Duration:00:29:58

Ep. 50: The Big 5-0! A Look Back, And Predicting Where Legalized Sports Gambling Is Going

5/17/2018
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Holy cow, you guys. We made it 50 episodes. Rob and Dave shout out the amazing TKP listeners around the globe with an exciting new rap. And while there's some nostalgic look backs (honestly, we were all just kids back in November when we started this), the crew also looks forward to figure out the future of legalized gambling and exactly how sad the Cleveland sports landscape will be when LeBron inevitably leaves them again. Honestly, it's been an incredible ride, and we appreciate the...

Duration:00:28:29

Ep. 49: HOLY CRAP THE CELTICS ARE UP 2-0 Emergency Mini-Episode!!!!

5/16/2018
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Yeah, that's right. The Tuesday/Thursday Boys (aka Rob and Dave) are hopping on the microphone for an unprecedented mid-week Wednesday episode because Dave literally cannot stop gushing about this Kyrie-less and Gordon-less Celtics team that somehow has the greatest player in the world and his supporting cast of bums up against the ropes. Seriously, Dave is writing this podcast description right now (in the third person, of course), and his hands are actually shaking with glee. Marcus...

Duration:00:20:41

Ep. 48: Improvising The "What If LeBron Never Left Cleveland" Movie, With Caitlin Smith

5/15/2018
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Kicker producer and ride-or-die Cavs fan Caitlin Smith joins Rob and Dave to discuss sitting in Dan Gilbert's booth, her nearly violent run-in with Zydrunas Ilgauskas as a teenager, and the time she had to deal with an actor running late to set because a spider had bitten him on pretty much the worst place a man can be bitten by a spider. Yeah, you're assumption is unfortunately correct. And then the trio dive into their own "Man in the High Castle" alternative history movie, in which...

Duration:00:32:49

Ep. 47: Talking NBA Playoffs And Nothing But NBA Playoffs

5/10/2018
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It's our Conference Finals preview edition! Rob can't stop gushing about LeBron's fadeaway jumpers, and Dave is all hopped up on a legal drug known as Brad Stevens' Genius. Also, there may or may not (but definitely is) a way-too-long breakdown of Klay Thompson's "Built By Chocolate Milk" commercials. We make our Conference Finals predictions, and Dave actually put his money where his mouth is by laying some cash down on a pretty serious underdog. Bet you can't guess which one!! You...

Duration:00:30:06

G-League Legend: The Improvised Movie

5/6/2018
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Remember Andre Ingram, the Lakers G-League player who shocked the world with his actual NBA debut? Well this is an improvised movie based on his story. Kicker Writer Zack Phillips joins Rob and Dave to build out this made up world that includes grizzled old vets, weird-ass nicknames, and...flubber? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on Apple...

Duration:00:39:30

Ep. 45: Improvising The LeBron Disaster Movie with SNL's Heidi Gardner

5/3/2018
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Hilarious SNL cast member (and world's #1 Cavs fan) Heidi Gardner hops on with Rob and Dave to discuss her favorite Chiefs memories of the 90s. She also gives her fascinating take on leaving the Groundlings in Los Angeles to join SNL, and what she does to "self-soothe" in crazy NYC. But the real dessert at the end of this podcast entrée is the latest TKP improvised sports movie, featuring LeBron James (along with his misfit Superteam) saving the world from a deadly asteroid (24:47)....

Duration:00:43:02

Ep. 44: NFL Draft Recap, NBA Playoffs Chat, And HOT MLS GOSS With SNL's Luke Null

5/1/2018
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Luke Null is back baby! And he's more Bengal-ish than ever. He helps Rob and Dave break down exactly where every team went right and wrong in the NFL Draft -- JK, he just sadly accepts that his beloved Cincy teams will be bad forever. But they discuss everything from LeBron's superhuman abilities to which SNL host made him turn into a fanboy puddle to doing stand-up comedy in New Orleans. It's bold, fun, and, dare we say, bit-filled? Stick around until the end to hear about Luke's ...

Duration:00:49:25

Ep. 43: Michael Jordan's Hitler Mustache

4/26/2018
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The guys are joined by Michael Torpey of Orange Is The New Black to talk about being a Mets fan, and talks about his kick-ass new show Paid Off on TruTV. Oh, and Michael Jordan's Hitler mustache is discussed as well. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on Apple Podcasts. Plus, they encourage us and make us smile. If you write something really funny, you...

Duration:00:40:51

Ep. 42: NFL Draft Preview & Tom Brady's Future

4/24/2018
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Is this the end? Rob and Dave compare their thoughts on Tom Brady's future (5:04), and spend way too much time doing Boston accents (1:42). Also, producer Cole jumps in to give The Kicker Podcast's official NFL Draft Top Five predictions (9:53). And, as promised, witness Andy Samberg's Marc Wahlberg impression. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on...

Duration:00:30:26

NFL's First Female Coach!

4/19/2018
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Dr. Jen Welter joins Rob and Dave to share her incredible story of going from the Women's Professional Football League (WPFL) to playing in the men's professional indoor league, to being the first woman to coach a NFL team. Boss! Be sure to check out her book, Play Big. Sign up for one of her football camps in your neighborhood today! Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang...

Duration:00:47:59

Ep. 40: Massive NBA Playoffs Preview (Ronny Chieng Returns!)

4/13/2018
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Ronny Chieng (correspondent on The Daily Show) comes back for a TKP Part II appearance to break down every single match-up in the NBA Playoffs. We make first round picks and discuss some title odds, and along the way, Ronny explains why MLS fans are the most defensive soccer moms in all of sports and how he was able to troll players in 2K by using a very specific kind of player. He's hilarious, insightful, and a huge NBA fan. But really, you need to stay for his impassioned improvised...

Duration:00:57:01

Ep. 39: Can HQ's Scott Rogowsky Beat Rob and Dave in a Sports Quiz??

4/9/2018
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Scott Rogowsky, HQ quizmaster and the host of the live talk show "Running Late," joins to talk about how his newfound internet fame has landed him squarely in the inner circle of Noah Syndergaard's entire family. (3:40) And then, the fireworks start. 10 questions. Rob vs. Dave vs. Scott. (10:30) Kicker quizmaster Jeremiah Budin presides over this high stakes contest, with everything on the line. And by everything, we mean the objects of reasonable value that we found in our pockets...

Duration:00:31:28

Ep. 38: Villanova Leads The Philadelphaissance! And Previewing the NBA Playoffs (ft. Josh Patten from SNL)

4/4/2018
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Saturday Night Live writer and overall hilarious guy Josh Patten joins Rob and Dave to recap the best moments of the NCAA Tournament, as well as figure out if we truly are in "The Philadelphaissance". Your move next, Phillies and Flyers and whatever Philly's Arena Football League team is. The gents then turn their attention to the NBA playoffs: can the Rockets unseat the Warriors? Can anyone in the East finally beat LeBron? And why did Josh grow up hating arguably the most popular...

Duration:00:34:35

Ep. 37: Fultz Is Back?? Odell Is Getting Traded??? And Jared Campbell Shares His U. of Miami And Gronk Stories??

3/29/2018
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Former NFL superstar (who retired after playing four stellar games -- what have you done with YOUR life, haters?) and current stand-up comedian Jared Campbell shares some stories from his time at "THE U" with his brother, current NFL stud Calais Campbell. Oh, and he might have some Gronk tales to share as well. Additionally, Rob and Dave break down the triumphant (at least so far) return of The Kicker Podcast's favorite broken son Markelle Fultz, and why the Giants are -- surprise,...

Duration:00:36:35

Ep. 36: Talking Final Four! + Comedian Dan Soder (Billions) Has Some Inside Scoop On The 49ers

3/27/2018
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Comedian/actor/radio host/diehard 49ers fan Dan Soder joins Rob and Dave to hilariously bask in the glory of having stolen Jimmy Garoppolo from the Patriots. (16:14) We talk about the upcoming NFL draft (33:33), the sorts of people who recognize him on the street (9:17), and, though he's a bit cagey about his sources, Dan does have a wee nugget of juicy insider info about his favorite team that is not to be missed. (18:12) That's right: The Kicker Podcast, which goes out of its way not to...

Duration:00:46:01

Ep. 35: LeBron Is A Navy SEAL Now? And Is The Latest Jets Move The Jetsiest Move Ever?

3/22/2018
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This is an old-school TKP episode: just Rob and Dave and two microphones, not weighed down by the future Hall of Fame guest they were supposedly going to have on before New York became engulfed in a blizzard (no spoilers, but his name rhymes with Schmabron Schmames). They discuss LeBron's recent resurgence as a pretty solid basketball player, as well as their favorite NCAA Tournament moments thus far. And of course, you can't possibly go an entire week during the NFL offseason without Rob...

Duration:00:32:54

Ep. 34: NCAA Upsets! And Improvising A Marvel Superhero Sports Movie With Jay Klaitz from "Jessica Jones"

3/20/2018
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Rob and Dave break down the most heartwarming stories of a wild March Madness and discuss the Jets blockbuster trade for their QB of the future. Then the guys welcome Jay Klaitz, who explains the finer points of being a true bandwagon fan. Using his newfound Marvel knowledge (and sharing a few fun behind-the-scenes "Jessica Jones" anecdotes along the way), Jay joins in the fun with an epic improvised sports script that is somehow a cross between "Rookie of the Year," "Space Jam," and...

Duration:00:35:03

Ep. 33: Breaking Down NFL Free Agent Insanity + Juicy Tom Izzo Stories From A Former Player

3/15/2018
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Kicker staff writer (and former Michigan State basketball walk-on) Brennan Keller joins Rob and Dave to talk through the biggest names flying around in NFL Free Agency (Kirk Cousins LIKES THAT Vikings money). He also makes his case for why the Big 10 is going to dominate this year's NCAA Tournament, just before dropping some genuinely hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from his time playing for Four-Star Military General Tom Izzo and his insane assistant coach with a bizarre and profane...

Duration:00:39:09

Ep. 32: March Madness Preview! And the Time a Kicker Writer Heckled His Way To An NCAA Title

3/13/2018
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Kicker editor and college basketball enthusiast Conor Armor joins to make some sense of the NCAA Tournament's biggest snubs, as well as share the epic story of how he single-handedly ruined the NBA prospects by heckling him into obscurity. Also, can Dave handle the possibility of Tom Brady retiring? Can YOU beat Rob in his open-to-everyone online bracket? Can Conor possibly predict the dumbest upset of the entire Tournament? Find out in this episode!! Join The Kicker Tournament...

Duration:00:33:51

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