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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. 108: Dave Is Very Not Okay With That Patriots Loss

12/11/2018
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If you re-drafted this season, who would be the top five quarterbacks? If the ball family got a spin off, who would be the star? If Dave could coach the Patriots, what would be the all-time super duper crazy insane fantasy play that would never actually happened but that we can still dream about happening? All these questions and more get answered in the most recent edition of the Kicker Podcast. Oh, and what would this episode be without a major self-effacing callback to the worst...

Duration:00:33:03

Ep. 106: Mike McCarthy Is OUT, But Sexy Stats About Saquon and Mahomes are In

12/4/2018
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Rob and Dave are digging in to this week's best (primarily football) sports stories, including the way that Eli Manning has learn how to bend the spacetime continuum when throwing passes this year. Also, they talk about how Bill Belichick's nefarious plans to take over the NFL over the next 60 years factors into the Packers' big decision, now that Mike McCarthy has been shown the cheesy Wisconsin door. And speaking of Wisconsin... there's some... COLLEGE FOOTBALL TALK?? That's right!...

Duration:00:24:54

Ep. 105: Trouble in Oakland & Lies in Cleveland!

11/20/2018
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WE'RE BACK! So many things are going wrong in the NFL right now: Jon Gruden's losing control of the Raiders, lies are swirling around the Cleveland Browns head coach interviews, and NATHAN PETERMAN is still in consideration to play in the NFL! Listen as Rob and Dave ponder on that mystery.

Duration:00:30:03

Ep. 104: Dez, Le'Veon, and LaMelo are all Back!

11/8/2018
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Sometimes, the news stories just conspire in the world to create a special day where Rob and Dave have something very passionate to say about everything. This is one of those days. Dave gets VERY excited to bash a certain player on the Celtics (!?!?), and Rob has a whole lot of thoughts on his best friend/younger brother/favorite nephew LaMelo Ball finally being released from his Lithuanian gulag. Plus, the All-Star draft will be televised!! It's truly a dream come true banner day

Duration:00:31:29

Ep. 103: Fixing the NFL's QB Problem

11/6/2018
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While Rob has been off being a movie star Dave fixed the NFL's QB problem. If you're tired of seeing Nathan Peterman, Brock Osweiler, or whoever the heck is starting for the 49ers right now, then listen to this episode! Let's fix the NFL QB problem once and for all. Oh, also Rob is starring in a movie and he may have gone all "Hollywood" on us. (For anyone experiencing issues downloading new episodes directly from Facebook, make sure to go to iTunes and SUBSCRIBE so each new episode gets...

Duration:00:31:52

Ep. 102: Improvising the Durant-Knicks Buddy Comedy

10/30/2018
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Word on the street is that Kevin Durant is going to the Knicks next season. So Rob and Dave put their incredible brains together to improvise what a "Durant to the Knicks" movie would look like. Spoiler Alert: David Fizdale will yell at many people, and the new Knicks may go over Niagra Falls! This movie WILL be made. Hear it here first.

Duration:00:35:35

Ep. 101: LeBron's Lakers, LaVar Ball, and...Fantasy Football SCANDAL!!!

10/25/2018
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It's a little bit of everything today. A smorgasbord, if you will, of topical sports news. LeBron's Lakers stumbling out of the gate, the Red Sox being the most fun team to root for, and even a little update on everything that LaVar, Lonzo, and LiAngelo Ball have been up to. There might even be a little millionaire matchmaking taking place? Oh, and the biggest Fantasy Football controversy ever... caused by Dave, and Rob is just READY to jump at the chance to call him out. Stick around for...

Duration:00:33:48

Ep. 100: The Crankiest Old Man Sports Takes

10/23/2018
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Yeah, it's episode 100, and since Rob and Dave put out one episode every 10 years, that means they're both at least 1,000 years old. Math! But as such, it's time to sit back and figure out -- what are the ten "cranky old man sports takes" that you actually believe in? Any sport, any aspect of the sport, could be on the court or off. But what turns two men in their thirties (okay, we were lying about the thousand year old thing) into New York Post curmudgeons? Find out here on the...

Duration:00:25:19

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