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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. 99: Rob and Dave's Somehow Even Worse Attempt At MLB Announcing

10/18/2018
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Guys, they really tried. They really, really did. Astros versus Red Sox, one baseball fan and one decidedly non-baseball fan gave it their all, and they learned a thing we'd kind of always assumed: baseball is a LOT of dead time. Does the conversation descend into a cantankerous discussion of why lefties can't beat the shift and a healthy does of Rob's Lando Calrissian impression? Yes it does. And this is in the middle of a one-run playoff game. We shudder to imagine what might go down...

Duration:00:25:45

Ep. 98: Rob and Dave's Disastrous Attempt To Do NFL Play-by-Play

10/16/2018
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Well, we can put that experiment to bed. You know, like every NFL fan who can speak in full sentences, Rob and Dave have long thought that they could do play-by-play better than the jamokes who are actually on television. That they'd be funnier and more insightful and just a hell of a lot more entertaining. Well... you be the judge. They do the first quarter of the marquee matchup between the Chiefs and Patriots, and I think we all learn something about ourselves in a very short amount...

Duration:00:34:59

Ep. 97: NFL Twitter Beefs And The Conor McGregor’s Circus

10/11/2018
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We’re talking Red Sox sexiness in beating the Yankees. Jamaal Charles making every 31 year old on the planet feel super old. And of course, the descent of UFC into one notch above the WWE, the way it was kind of always destined to be. That's right, it’s time for another edition of all-in/not a fan. Rob and Dave are diving super deep into the front page of most major sports web sites to select the biggest, weirdest, and let’s be honest, funniest stories from the week.

Duration:00:35:51

Ep. 96: Pros & Cons of the Western Conference NBA Teams

10/9/2018
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The one we've all been waiting for. Can LeBron make the Lakers a contender? Can Melo gel with The Beard? Will Derrick Rose ever retire? All these questions, and a few more that no one is asking, will finally be answered.

Duration:00:23:28

Ep. 95: The Pros and Cons of the Eastern Conference NBA Teams

10/4/2018
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Okay, we're really sorry, but the first ten minutes of this podcast are just Rob and Dave getting super angry at each other about a MAJOR FANTASY FOOTBALL CONTROVERSY. We know, we know, you don't care about anyone else's league, but really, everyone's souls are at stake here. Feel free to skip past this if you're just here for the hoops. But then we get into which teams have a chance of making noise in the East (read: basically none of them if you don't have Kawhi or Jayson Tatum) on your...

Duration:00:47:19

Ep. 94: LeBron Is In A Weird Uniform, And Kyrie Launches A Whole New Conspiracy

10/2/2018
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Oh yeah, it's time for your classic mid-week news dump. Some storylines from around the NBA and NFL. We're talking Le'Veon Bell (finally coming back). We're talking LeBron (what sort of year is he going to have? Because he's going to intentionally score about 8 points per game.) We're even talking some baseball (what??) led by Rob (WHAT??!??!), who has a simply delightful story that almost sounds like product placement. All this and more on The Kicker Podcast, where you can always rely on...

Duration:00:32:02

Ep. 93: 10 New Rules To Fix NCAA Basketball and Football

9/27/2018
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If you're one of those sports fans that thinks the NCAA is just perfect and nothing about it could be better, then maybe this episode just ain't for you. But if you're one of the 99.99% of fans who enjoy college sports to some degree but wish there were a bit less guilt or shenanigans associated with it, then this IS for you! We're addressing scoring systems, overtime procedures, and of course, the outrageous pay of the coaches in juxtaposition to the inrageous pay of the students. Is...

Duration:00:41:04

Ep. 92: It's The Demise of the Patriots Dynasty

9/25/2018
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Have you ever heard a man who has just been beaten by life? Well now you have. Dave has taken this loss to the Detroit Lions hard, and it's leading to all sorts of stress eating and Belichick conspiracies that take back all the way to 2001. Plus! Some more uplifting NFL stories, like the ascension of Pat Mahomes (and his new weird-as-hell nicknames) leading the best offense in all of football. And they're not even the best team in football! That would be the Buffalo Williamses. With...

Duration:00:31:59

Ep. 91: Holy Crap, We Got The New LeBron-Ryan Coogler "Space Jam" Script

9/20/2018
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This is not a drill, people. We got it. As soon as we learned the LeBron James (yes, THE LeBron James) was teaming up with the greatest young director in Hollywood to make "Space Jam 2", the good folks at The Kicker Podcast reached out to see if we could get an advance copy. And you know something? They emailed it over in 30 seconds. So nice of them. So now, Rob and Dave read through the script, adding a few editorial notes along the way, but really, it's a pretty perfect first...

Duration:00:37:02

Ep. 90: Fitzpatrick For MVP?? Let's Overreact To The NFL's Biggest Stories

9/18/2018
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They say you shouldn't overreact to what happens early in an NFL season. Rob and Dave say screw all of that. Today, they are taking the best and biggest and funniest storylines of the season and extrapolating them out into the biggest possible insane threads they can be. Josh Gordon is better than Randy Moss in 2007? Aaron Rodgers is a character in "Ready Player One"? Pat Mahomes will be so good his nickname will be a government agency?? It's all impossible, but then again, it's the...

Duration:00:34:19

Ep. 89: Improvising The "NFL A-Team"... Sports TV Show??

9/13/2018
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Improvising sports movies? Rob and Dave have been there and done that. It's time to dip their comedic toes into new water, by building out a brand new sports comedy TV show in which a handpicked group of NFL superstars join together in order to solve crimes. Yes, it's the A-Team, but with a slightly different name that you won't believe. What crimes will they solve? Which players will be a part of it? How will lax bros figure into the plot in season 2? These are all questions that will be...

Duration:00:36:35

Ep. 88: Talking Le'Veon Bell, Serena, And Why Fantasy Is Better With #NoBench

9/11/2018
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If you have a bench, you're just wrong. Rob and Dave can officially say it. You're playing the game of fantasy football wrong. Don't you want an endless stream of stars on your team every single week? OF COURSE YOU DO. Plus! Rob and Dave break down the financial and workers rights aspects of Le'Veon Bell's bold contract holdout, and just what the heck happened (and the soon-to-be-forgotten details) of that fateful Grand Slam Final against the incredible Naomi Osaka. Plus plus! Dave has...

Duration:00:35:26

Ep. 87: The Official #NoBenchSpecial Fantasy Draft LIVE!

9/6/2018
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Recording live from TKP's Fantasy Football draft, Rob is joined by Jeremiah Budin and Dave (F*** You) Krahn to give play by play as players from all over the globe (seriously) fill up a roster with NO BENCH. Spoiler Alert: Everyone drafted bad teams! Dave was away working on a super secret project that may or may not be the next Star Wars (it isn't...but it could be!). Let the games begin.

Duration:00:32:05

Ep. 86: Week 1 NFL Match-ups... and Part 1 Of TKP Gambling School!!

9/4/2018
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That's right, the NFL is thankfully, mercifully, and wonderfully back in our lives. Rob and Dave go through all of the week one match-ups and decide with ferocious accuracy who is going to win. And of course Dave utilizes the point spread to figure out the games, because that's what sane people do, and Rob just picks which teams are going to win, because that's what big old babies do. Is it clear yet who wrote this episode description? It was not Rob, the big baby who refuses to use...

Duration:00:54:24

Ep. 85: Aaron Rodgers' New Contract, Manu's Retirement, and Serena Scandals!

8/30/2018
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It's an OLD-SCHOOL episode of Rob and Dave going through this week's biggest and spiciest headlines, all capped off with some All-in/Not A Fan. We're talking about Teddy Bridgewater's new home (and how it'll affect poor lil Tom The Macho Man Savage), A.A. Ron Rod Gurrs brand-new contract that makes him almost as rich as James Harden (who receives some seriously gratuitous burns in this pod), and a fantasy meltdown almost destroys the friendship of ten people who think a man is LYING about...

Duration:00:40:45

Ep. 84: Dave's MUST IGNORE Rules of Fantasy Football

8/28/2018
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Anyone can tell you what might work when it comes to Fantasy Football. But only TKP's Dave Ingber can tell you what definitely will NOT work. Trust him, he knows. His fantasy rules have not worked for over a decade. **(From Rob) Dave's rules are actually pretty good. He's just cursed, and that's why he'll never win. Make sure to listen, and make sure to gamble this year! This episode is sponsored by MyBookie.ag, so if you like The Kicker Podcast and want to support, go gamble with them...

Duration:00:41:37

Ep. 83: The Pros and Cons of the 10 Best NFL QBs

8/23/2018
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Yeah it’s a fantasy football preview... kinda. Rob and Dave are breaking down the consensus top ten quarterbacks in the NFL by helpfully providing you with one good thing and one bad thing about each guy. You’ll learn about Big Ben’s new playbook, the Packers’ bold new game plan, and Cam’s even bolder backup plan for when things go south. Make sure to listen, and make sure to gamble this year! This episode is sponsored by MyBookie.ag, so if you like The Kicker Podcast and want to...

Duration:00:37:11

Ep. 82: Ronny Chieng Part 3! Improvising The New Movie "Crazy Rich Quarterbacks"

8/21/2018
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Friend of the Kicker Podcast Ronny Chieng ("The Daily Show" and "Crazy Rich Asians") joins Rob and Dave once again for a discussion of football, basketball, that time he almost maybe got beat up by Michael Bisping in Australia, and of course, a brand-new improvised sports movie. Ronny is truly one of the funniest stand-up comics working today, and he really knows his sports! Check out this episode, and make sure to check him out in his massive new movie this weekend!! And as always,...

Duration:00:56:21

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