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The Sports Reporters

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Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

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Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

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English


Episodes

The Sports Reporters - Episode 350 - NFL Playoffs --- AFC and NFC Championship Games Set

1/18/2021
A lot of story-lines to sink our teeth into as the NFL playoffs roll along. The AFC and NFC Championship games are set and the road to the Super Bowl will go through Green Bay and Kansas City. The guys discuss the four games that led us here. Plus, a brief preview of the Championship games and who could play for the Super Bowl. Don't miss a football heavy editing of the Sports Reporters Podcast!

Duration:00:53:06

The Sports Reporters - Episode 349 - James Harden Blockbuster Trade. NFL Elite 8. Alabama and Everyone Else

1/14/2021
We may be living through a global pandemic but sports continues to provide a lot of fun and drama! James Harden is finally traded out of Houston in a 4 team blockbuster deal. Do we like the fit of Harden, Durant and Irving together? Who's the odd man out? And who's playing defense? NFL Divisional Playoff games take center stage as the remaining eight teams fight to move on. Can the Rams defense slow down Aaron Rodgers and the high powered Packers? Buffalo vs Baltimore is intriguing.. which...

Duration:00:57:50

The Sports Reporters - Episode 348 - A Recap of NFL Wild Card Weekend. College Football National Championship Previewed

1/11/2021
A fun and entertaining weekend in the NFL as the playoffs are underway... The guys discuss all the compelling story-lines. Plus, can Alabama, and all their play-makers, complete its perfect season? Or is Ohio State poised for the upset in the National Title game?

Duration:00:50:46

The Sports Reporters - Episode 347 - Super Wild Card Weekend

1/7/2021
With 3 NFL Playoff games on Saturday and Sunday, it's a football fans delight! Who will step up and leave a mark on this year's postseason? Can the young QB's of Buffalo and Baltimore prove their stellar regular seasons weren't a fluke and win when it matters most? Can the grizzled veterans like Rodgers, Rivers, Roethlisberger, Brees and Brady add to their legends? The guys discuss all the storylines heading into a compelling NFL playoff season. Plus, DeVonta Smith wins the Heisman Trophy,...

Duration:00:54:35

The Sports Reporters - Episode 346 - NFL Playoffs Set. Alabama-Ohio State for the Title. Remembering Paul Westphal

1/4/2021
The final weekend of the NFL's regular season did not disappoint as the playoff field is now set. The Cleveland Browns make it back to the post season for the first time since 2002! Were the Eagles really playing to win against Washington? The Packers look a cut above the rest and the AFC had a hell of a year as a whole. Is Buffalo poised to make a deep run? Can Tom Brady and Tampa Bay make some noise? The guys discuss all the storylines. Plus, the College Football Championship game is set...

Duration:00:51:29

The Sports Reporters - Episode 345 - Bringing in the New Year with High-Stakes Football

12/31/2020
The College Football playoffs offer some exciting matchups but are we heading toward Alabama vs Clemson part 4? Does Ohio State have a path to beat Clemson? Why did Dabo provide the Buckeyes with "bulletin board material"? Can Notre Dame finally win one of these big games? Or is Alabama's high-powered offense just too much to handle? These are some of the questions the guys debate as we get set to welcome in a New Year! Also, dissecting some the NFL Week 17 match ups... And early...

Duration:00:45:29

The Sports Reporters - Episode 344 - Recapping a Long NFL Weekend. Is Aaron Rodgers the clear MVP?

12/28/2020
A fun and wild penultimate NFL weekend has the guys looking ahead to possible playoff seeding and match ups. Is Aaron Rodgers the club house leader for NFL MVP? And are the Packers the Superbowl favorites? Plus, a crowded AFC field makes for Week 17 drama... The guys discuss it all right here on the Sports Reporters Podcast!

Duration:00:47:07

The Sports Reporters - Episode 343 - NBA Season Tip Off. NFL Must Wins

12/24/2020
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sports Reporters! The NBA is underway, and it's not in a bubble! The guys discuss the more interesting teams and storylines. KD and Kyrie sure look good in Brooklyn. What is James Harden's end game? Can the Bucks get over the hump? And will we make it through the entire season? Plus, the race for the NFL playoffs is heating up and the Pittsburgh Steelers are trending in the wrong direction. And are the Rams prime for a bounce back game against the...

Duration:00:41:37

The Sports Reporters - Episode 342 - NFL Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus. Debating the CFP Final Rankings

12/21/2020
Football on the mind! The guys talk both, Pro and College football as the seasons start to head to the finish line. Don't miss the conversation!

Duration:00:50:23

The Sports Reporters - Episode 341 - College Football Conference Championship Weekend. Survival Mode in the NFL

12/17/2020
A fun weekend on tap for College Football as the top conferences crown their champion! The guys discuss all the scenarios including if a 2 lose team will make it into the CFP. Plus, a survival type weekend in the NFL as playoff hopeful teams are in must win mode. The guys preview some of the tastier matchups. And discussing the pending Supreme Court case involving compensation for college athletes... Are you rooting for these changes to happen? Where will it lead?

Duration:00:50:02

The Sports Reporters - Episode 340 - Ascending and Descending NFL Teams. Could a Two Loss Team Make it Into the CFP?

12/14/2020
The Philadelphia Eagles, behind rookie QB Jalen Hurts, come up with a surprising with over the New Orleans Saints. Should Philly have put him in sooner? And what to do with Carson Wentz and his huge contract moving forward? Who's star is rising and who's is falling in the NFL? The guys discuss. Plus, could a two loss team still make it into the College Football Playoff? And a name change in MLB... Where does it stop?

Duration:00:53:29

The Sports Reporters - Episode 339 - Intriguing NFL Games. Will Harden Ever Win a Championship? Does Coach K Have a Point?

12/10/2020
The Pittsburgh Steelers lose a game and their perfect season goes flying out the window... Is their inability to rush the ball a cause for concern? Plus, the guys discuss the intriguing match ups this weekend... Drama in Philly. The Patriots still not out of it yet. Josh Allen has arrived. And why Brady v Belichick is such an interesting sub-plot. James Harden looks to be traded but where would he land? Will he ever lift the Larry O'Brien trophy? And does Coach K of Duke, have a point about...

Duration:00:50:47

The Sports Reporters - Episode 338 - The New York Jets Hit a Low Point. Anyone Beating Alabama?

12/7/2020
The New York Jets remain winless after a questionable defensive call late in the game. Is it a new low for the Jets franchise? The Cleveland Browns with a surprising statement victory over the Titans. The Giants playoff hopes remain alive after they travel out west and take care of a struggling Seattle team. And don't go to sleep on the Patriots... Is this Belichick's best coaching job ever? Plus, Alabama looks unstoppable as they destroy LSU... Who can challenge them? Can things still...

Duration:00:52:00

The Sports Reporters - Episode 337 - NBA Trades and Big Money Deals. Can the Steelers Go Undefeated?

12/3/2020
Can the Pittsburgh Steelers go undefeated on the year? Well, they played horribly and still got the win over Baltimore... Is it possible they run the table and go 16-0? Who wants to the coach the Lions? Are we sleeping on the LA Rams' defense? And are the Saints prime to slip up against the Falcons? Plus, Russell Westbrook is traded to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a first round pick! The guys discuss all the angles.

Duration:00:48:25

The Sports Reporters - Episode 336 - Quarterback Mastery and Statement Wins

11/30/2020
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers prove yet again they are masters at the Quarterback position. Could they meet in the Superbowl? Who are the best teams in the NFL right now? Some statement wins by the Titans and the Browns. And what a shame of a game in Denver between the Broncos and Saints. Plus, Alabama makes a statement crushing their rival, Auburn. Do you see any changes coming to the top 4 playoff seeds? Would you be excited to watch the College Football Playoff if it started today?...

Duration:00:45:57

The Sports Reporters - Episode 335 - Post Thanksgiving Football Discussion

11/27/2020
The guys breakdown the NFL games over Thanksgiving and look forward to the tasty matchups this weekend. Plus, can Alabama continue to quietly dominate without Nick Saban on the sideline this weekend? Those discussions and a lot more on this episode of the Sports Reporters!

Duration:00:51:27

The Sports Reporters - Episode 334 - Football Headlines. NBA Player Movement and Big Deals

11/23/2020
Football gentlemen, Football! A fun weekend of football as both, college and pros have entertaining games. What did we learn? And the guys discuss the latest NBA moves... Why player movement and huge contracts are becoming the focus and that's not necessarily a good thing...

Duration:00:54:45

The Sports Reporters - Episode 333 - NBA Draft. Attention Grabbing NFL and College Games

11/19/2020
The NBA draft has come and gone! Will there be a superstar in the bunch? A very young and inexperienced group leads to a lot of question marks... the guys discuss all the angles. Can Seattle's defense slow down Kyler Murray and the Cardinals? How will the Saints fair without Drew Brees at QB? Indy vs Green Bay a good measuring stick game. And Tennessee and Baltimore square off.. Why it's a must win game for both squads. And the premier match up in college features the Ohio State Buckeyes as...

Duration:00:53:11

The Sports Reporters - Episode 332 - A Memorable November Masters. Murray Magic. NBA Chatter

11/16/2020
Dustin Johnson leaves a talented field of golfers in his dust as he goes wire to wire to earn the green jacket at the Masters. The guys discuss his historically dominate victory. Did the "golf gods" get the last laugh with Bryson DeChambeau? And why the way Tiger Woods finished after a 10 on a par 3 was vintage Tiger. Plus, did you see the catch DeAndre Hopkins made in the last seconds over the Bills to propel the Cardinals to victory? Wow! The guys breakdown all the exciting games over the...

Duration:00:54:14

The Sports Reporters - Episode 331 - Masters. Football. Cy Young Winners

11/12/2020
The guys talk Masters! Is the "DeChambeauinization" of Golf good or bad for the sport? How will his long driving play at Augusta National? And who you picking to win it? Plus, a slue of NCAA football games are canceled or postponed... How will the committee crown a champion this year? In the NFL, are the Steelers prime to lose a game? Are the Miami Dolphins for real? And the guys discuss the Cy Young winners as well as the sale of the Mets. Will they finally spend some money on top flight...

Duration:00:50:00