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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. 81: Jalen Ramsey Is The Best Trash Talker In America

8/16/2018
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Rob and Dave are going old-school on the kicker podcast with some recent headlines and some All-In/Not a Fan. Jalen Ramsey, Kawhi Leonard, and even Tiger Woods get discussed. Plus! Interns Isabel and Meagan get rightfully called out for not having seen some of the most important sports movies of the 21st century. And don’t forget to send us a message on Facebook if you’d like to join the revolutionary new #NoBenchSpecial fantasy league!!

Duration:00:36:06

Ep. 80: 11 Bold Predictions For The NFL Season

8/14/2018
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Rob and Dave are back with some BOLD predictions about the NFL season. They welcome Kicker writer Zack Phillips to cover everything from Tyrod Taylor never letting Baker Mayfield get a snap to Tom Brady's inevitable age decline (this may or may not cause Dave to start openly weeping) to Odell Beckham Jr's location for his first temper tantrum this year. Will all of these come true? Of course not. But that's because making BOLD predictions takes guts. And if not a single one of these...

Duration:00:35:01

Ep. 79: Bold Predictions For The NBA Season

8/9/2018
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Rob and Dave are looking forward to this NBA season by making some BOLD predictions about what might happen. Look, will all 10 of these come true? Of course not. But if one or two of them do, you better believe we're going to be bragging about it for years to come. Will the Mavericks will 50 games? Will Draymond Green mentor DeMarcus Cousins in the art of kicking certain types of balls? The Kicker Podcast has got all the predictions you need to HYPED for the NBA 2018-2019 season.

Duration:00:26:01

Ep. 78: How To Fix Fantasy Football Forever

8/7/2018
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This episode is too big to fail! Rob and Dave break down what they love and hate about playing fantasy football, and how to fix the game forever. SPOILER: Moving forward, shady trades will get you jail time, and Jeremiah Budin will be the independent fantasy commissioner for every league. What did they miss? What would you like to change about fantasy football?

Duration:00:41:38

Ep. 77: Will The Cowboys Make The NFC Playoffs?

8/2/2018
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Rob and Dave are here to break down which NFC teams will make the playoffs. They come armed with Vegas odds, historical trends, quarterback statistics, and some good old fashioned sports fan intuition. Despite not discussing it beforehand, they ended up with the exact same six teams making the playoffs! This means that they are both complete geniuses or total doofuses with no idea what they're talking about. Or it's somewhere in between. Listen and decide for yourself!

Duration:00:36:09

Ep. 76: These 6 AFC Teams Will Definitely Make The Playoffs This Season

7/31/2018
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It's prediction time, and (new dad) Rob King is back!! With the NFL season about to kickoff, we're predicting (through a combination of meticulous research, a thorough analysis of recent historical trends, and some really bad guesses) the AFC slate of playoff teams for the 2018 NFL season. There are three agreements, and three vehement disagreements, with a few spicy sleepers thrown in there. Feel free to use this information to throw your money away in Las Vegas, or anywhere else now...

Duration:00:24:01

Ep. 75: Why Are The Red Sox and Yankees Hated So Much By Everyone Else?

7/26/2018
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Rob King is still in New Baby Land, so friend of the Kicker Podcast and hardcore Yankees fan Jeremiah Budin squares off against noted Red Sox enthusiast David Ingber in this somewhat testy discussion about the Red Sox and Yankees. They discuss their favorite moments from the age-old rivalry, talk about why the current playoff system is just entirely stupid, and they get into why Boston fans are the most obnoxious in all of sports. Well, that last part is a little one-sided. And of...

Duration:00:30:55

Ep. 74: Listener Suggestions To Fix NBA and MLB!

7/24/2018
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In recent months, we've gone through our best (and hopefully funniest) solutions to make baseball and basketball even better. And we asked the listeners to write in with their best suggestions, and you guys came through!! We go through our favorite suggestions from you wonderful internet people, and decide which ones we're going to implement into our favorite sports! Using a fun 4-point ball for two minutes every quarter? Using a shot clock in baseball? Letting dogs play sports? It's...

Duration:00:51:05

Ep. 73: The Definitive Top 10 American Athletes

7/17/2018
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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 may even be featured in next week’s episode! Connect With TKP Subscribe to The Kicker Podcast on Apple Podcasts, it’s the best way to keep up with all things TKP! Also available on your app of choice, including:...

Duration:00:40:46

Ep. 72: Improvising The "Jacob DeGrom, International Assassin" Movie, with Michael Torpey

7/17/2018
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The always hilarious Michael Torpey, host of the new TruTV game show Paid Off, with Michael Torpey, comes for his second appearance on The Kicker Podcast to fix the World Cup flopping problems, tell us about the incredible motivations for his new show (and how they weirdly involve Michael Jordan's underwear), and of course, improvise a new sports movie in which Jacob DeGrom leaves the Mets to become an secret international murderer. Trust us, it all makes sense if you listen to it. Thank...

Duration:00:47:26

Ep. 71: 10 Rules to Fix Baseball

7/12/2018
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Hahaha, Rob King called in sick from this episode, so we finally get to talk about baseball! Dave brings on Zack Phillips and Jeremiah Budin (co-hosts of the "Sports A**hole Hall of Fame" podcast) to figure out the ten best (some serious, some very insane) ways to fix America's pastime. Most excitingly? A designated steroids user on each team. Who wouldn't want that? And if you have any new ideas to fix the game we all love, send us a message at Facebook.com/officialthekicker

Duration:00:45:09

Ep. 70: 10 Rule Changes to Fix Basketball

7/10/2018
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Rob and Dave are joined by Kicker writer Jeremiah Budin to discuss 10 new rules that will fix everything about the sport. From helping shorter players get a chance to shaming NBA owners into going over the luxury tax, the Kicker Podcast has every angle covered to make the sport we already love even better. And if you've got some suggestions, hit us up on facebook.com/officialthekicker and we'll read our favorites in a future episode!! Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other...

Duration:00:37:04

Ep. 69: NBA Free Agency Talk! LeBron and Boogie Have Signed, And We've Got Theories

7/5/2018
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LeBron to the Lakers, along with Javale McGee and Lance Stephenson. Boogie Cousins to the Warriors, along with Kevin Durant and Ayesha Curry. From Fred VanVleet to Trevor Ariza to Joshua Jackson (the actor and the NBA player), Rob and Dave break down all the biggest moves since the season ended. And then, because he just can't help himself, Rob provides his HARSH review of the "Uncle Drew" movie. Oh yeah, no punches were pulled.

Duration:00:46:34

Ep: 68 LeBron To The Lakers (Emergency Pod!)

7/1/2018
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Holy crap! LeBron James is heading to the Lakers, and Rob and Dave are FREAKING OUT. Are the Lakers contenders now? Will Kawhi follow? Does this mean LaVar Ball was right all along? Ahhhhhh!!! The guys put out the Bat Signal and had to do an emergency podcast. (Look out for a cameo by Dave's adorable daughter Lucy.)

Duration:00:20:28

Ep. 67: Improvising the Gronk Hockey Movie, with Mike Scollins

6/28/2018
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Yep, you read that title right. Hilarious writer Mike Scollins (formerly of Funny or Die, now on staff of "Late Night with Seth Meyers") joins the Kicker Podcast to talk about all manner of sports topics, from national anthems protests to... Gronk playing hockey? Look, it's "The Mighty Ducks," but New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has moved to town with his family and gets embroiled in the mess. It all makes sense when you listen to it, we promise*. *This promise comes...

Duration:00:39:24

Ep. 66: Will Space Jam 2 Save LeBron’s Legacy? with Nimesh Patel (SNL)

6/26/2018
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Comedian Nimesh Patel (SNL) joins Rob and Dave to talk 90’s hoops and Allan Houston’s five o’clock shadow. The guys also write the improvised Space Jam 2 movie, because according to Nimesh, it’s the only thing that can secure LeBron’s title as GOAT. 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...

Duration:00:48:51

Ep. 65: Improvising “The Natural” But With Jai Alai, with Seth Reiss (The Onion, Late Night With Seth Meyers)

6/19/2018
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Seth Reiss, former head writer for The Onion and supervising writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, talks Pittsburgh sports, his love of overdogs (??), and his belief in Tiger Woods to continue to do Tigerish things for another decade. And then comes the truly greatest improvised movie in Kicker Podcast history: one that takes place deep in the world of a sport nobody in the studio knows anything about. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can...

Duration:00:43:23

Ep. 64: Comic Noah Gardenswartz and The Uncle Drew Movie

6/19/2018
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Comedian Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Knockout) brings some Denver-sports love to the studio today. The guys talk hating the Warriors, hating the Patriots, but loving Kyrie Irving's new Uncle Drew movie. Also, Noah shares a fun fact about Patriots owner Bob Kraft. Check it out! 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...

Duration:00:38:20

Ep. 63: Heidi Gardner's Requiem For The Cavs' Season

6/14/2018
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Saturday Night Live cast member and die-hard LeBron James fan Heidi Gardner joins Rob and Dave (for the 2nd time!) on The Kicker Podcast mainly as a cheap form of therapy, after JR Smith and Kyle Korver combined to break her fragile NBA fan heart. Heidi also tells us everything you need to know about joining her basketball skills summer camp (it's totally legit, we swear), breaks down where LeBron is going to end up (Houston -- you're BORING), and reveals some surprising details about...

Duration:00:37:55

Ep. 62: The Pros and Cons of Every Possible LeBron Destination

6/14/2018
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LeBron is a free agent, so it's time to start speculating! Boston, Cleveland, LA, New Orleans, San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, or Philadelphia -- they've all got plusses for LeBron and they've all got minuses. Rob and Dave are here to break down every single one of them. Also, Dave goes on a weird luxury tax rant midway through the pros and cons list. Feel free to skip past that - he's a certified lunatic. And Rob can't pronounce the name Kawhi Leonard to save his life for some...

Duration:00:29:55