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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 303 - MLB Whip-Around. NBA Potential Playoff Seeding Chaos. PGA's First Major of the Year

8/6/2020
A lot of fun and excitement in the actual games for baseball and basketball! The guys find themselves already looking at the standings in baseball and dissecting possible playoff match-ups in the NBA. You as excited? Plus, golf is set for its first Major of the year... Who you rooting for? And who would be best for the sport if they won? And a tribute to the legendary Pete Hamill.

Duration:00:47:49

The Sports Reporters - Episode 302 - Sports Overload! NBA and MLB Heating Up

8/3/2020
With the first weekend of the NBA's restart behind us, the guys are giddy to have lots of sports to discuss. What were the takeaways? Who surprised you? And why this season has been one of the most competitive to date. Plus, the Yankees and Dodgers begin to separate in this condensed season... But will it finish? What is Shohei Ohtani's future with the Angles after another tough pitching outing? What is going on with Yoenis Céspedes and the Mets? And how come we don't have more great...

Duration:00:54:02

The Sports Reporters - Episode 301 - The NBA Season "ReZooms"... Who Will Win It All? And the Astros Given a Message

7/30/2020
Who you got to win the NBA title?! The guys discuss all the major storylines heading into tonight's resumption of play. Will the emotions of the game still be there with dead silence in the stands? Plus, is the league trying everything they can to get Zion and the Pelicans into the playoffs? The Astros were given a message by an interesting messenger... Was the punishment for Joe Kelly throwing at Alex Bregman to harsh? And is there a bigger issue for baseball with the Marlins and their...

Duration:00:49:41

The Sports Reporters - Episode 300 - MLB Opening Weekend Storylines. NCAA's Procrastination Approach. Lou Breaks the Bubble

7/27/2020
Actual sports to discuss! Is Justin Verlander's injury a sign of things to come in baseball? Is this the risk you run when trying to start a season on a unusual timeline? Four Marlins players test positive for Covid-19... Is this the beginning of the last man standing in baseball? And why we are in for a wild season. Plus, should players be penalized harsher if they break covid-19 protocols? Lou Williams simply gets a 10 day quarantine for his strip club visit... Should it be harsher? And do...

Duration:00:48:27

The Sports Reporters - Episode 299 - MLB Opening Day 2020!

7/23/2020
What are you expecting from this baseball season? Are we poised to see an outlier take it all? Or are the Yankees and Dodgers destined to meet in the World Series? Are Mike Trout and the Angeles positioned for a big year? How about the defending Champs... Are the Nationals in a prime position to repeat with their one game at a time mentality? The sprint season provides us with plenty of story lines! Oh, and did we mention Mookie Betts and the Dodgers will be together for the next 12 years?...

Duration:00:47:48

The Sports Reporters - Episode 298 - NFL Player Blowback. Teams to Watch in MLB's Sprint Season.

7/20/2020
A coordinated effort by NFL players to air their grievances with the NFL's current plan to re-start football... Will it result in stars missing the season? What is the NFL doing to ensure player safety? With rookies reporting to camp, are we confident the NFL can handle the season amidst a global pandemic? Plus, MLB is set to start its season this week! What teams should we be keeping an eye on? And is home field advantage as we know it a non-factor now? Jon Rahm, another young rising star...

Duration:00:46:10

The Sports Reporters - Episode 297 - D-Wade in Modern Damage Control. No Deal for Dak. Tiger Back on Tour

7/16/2020
It's never a good sign when you have to issue a statement to clarify your initial statement... Well, Dwyane Wade finds himself having to explain is defense of Nick Cannon... the guys discuss. Plus, some big time contracts and money being handed out in the NFL, but the most notable was a non-deal for Dak Prescott... discussing the factors at play. And Tiger Woods is back in action this week. Can you imagine the ratings if he's in contention Sunday?

Duration:00:48:31

The Sports Reporters - Episode 296 - Name Change in Washington? Mahomes Pay Day. Feeding Off the Crowd... With No Crowd?

7/13/2020
Dan Snyder said he would NEVER change the Washington nickname... Well, the money has spoken and it sounds like a new name is on the way! How big of deal is this? Especially when it should have been done a long time ago. Patrick Mahomes becomes the highest paid player in the league. Will the money change him? Will he fell more pressure to preform? Plus, how will players in the NBA bubble deal with no fans? How will they feed off of energy when the atmosphere will be a lot different than...

Duration:00:48:50

The Sports Reporters - Episode 295 - DeSean and Stephen Jackson Comments Examined. College Football Season Slipping Away?

7/9/2020
Will the Eagles or the NFL take additional steps to punish DeSean Jackson for his comments on Jewish people? What to make of Stephen Jackson coming to his defense? How does this compare to the comments Drew Brees made earlier this off-season? Why aren't more athletes speaking out against Jackson's comments? Plus, the Ivy League is the first major college sports conference to officially postponed the start of fall sports... Is this a harbinger of things to come? And Stanford cancels 11 of its...

Duration:00:44:03

The Sports Reporters - Episode 294 - Bryson DeChambeau Changing the Sport of Golf? COVID-19 Drop Outs. Money vs. Health

7/6/2020
Golf has all the momentum in the sports world and Bryson DeChambeau is breaking all the norms. The guys discuss his big victory over the weekend and his ability to blast the golf ball... Why his combo of driving the ball and putting can make him a star on tour. Oh... And have you heard what the guy eats in a day?! Plus, the guys talk about the latest round of Covid-19 drop outs... David Price is out in baseball but does Mike Trout hold all the cards? Could we see players sit out in the NFL?...

Duration:00:46:13

The Sports Reporters - Episode 293 - NFL Fan Waivers. Will NBA Players Stay In the Bubble?

7/2/2020
The NFL is reportedly "considering" having fans sign a waiver to attend a football game... Is that a good idea? Is it about safety or money? Renewed calls for Washington to lose its team name... Why does Dan Snyder continue to think this is ok? Is this the time for a change? Will the NBA players actually stay in the bubble? How confident are we that they stay put and not try to breach the perimeter? And NCAA Football got a grilling on capital hill... Are they really not going to report the...

Duration:00:40:36

The Sports Reporters - Episode 292 - The New England Patriots Being the New England Patriots!

6/29/2020
On the same day the New England Patriots get fined and lose a 3rd round draft pick they manage to shift the narrative to their signing of former league MVP, Cam Newton. Only the Patriots... Are you as intrigued by the possibilities as the guys are? Does this move elevate the Patriots to Super Bowl contenders? Plus, the NBA will allow its players to display messages on the back of their uniforms... thoughts?

Duration:00:44:45

The Sports Reporters - Episode 291 - 60 Game MLB Season Set. Are You Prepared to Love It or Hate It?

6/25/2020
MLB's official start to the season has been announced! Can they pull it off ? Are you skeptical? The guys discuss all the angles. Plus, the PGA and NBA see "healthy scratches" starting to happen. Will this become the norm? Are the NFL and College football in denial about starting their seasons on time? Plus, discussing the situation in NASCAR and Bubba Wallace.

Duration:00:44:51

The Sports Reporters - Episode 290 - Covid-19's Impact on Sports Continues

6/22/2020
A compelling end to the PGA event gave us hope for what sports could look like in this coronavirus day and age... but then you see positive tests all around the country at MLB camps and college campuses... Will these "bubble" ideas really work? What would a "start" and "stop" to a season do to our collective psyche? Plus, what do we make of Dak Prescott's plans to sign his franchise tag?

Duration:00:44:52

The Sports Reporters - Episode 289 - Discussing the NBA Return. MLB Closer to a Deal? Who's Playing in the Tennis US Open?

6/18/2020
It's a new and crazy world but hey, it's still sports! The guys discuss the crazy sports calendar facing us in the month of August. Kyrie Irving continues to voice his concerns with re-starting the NBA season down in Orlando... When did he become the conscious of the NBA players? Plus, how will the coaching work out? Are you bullish on the MLB season getting started soon? Who's really in charge on the players side? Colin Kaepernick drawing some attention from NFL teams... Will it land him on...

The Sports Reporters - Episode 288 - MLB Impasse. Sosa-McGwire Thoughts. NBA Unified in Playing? The PGA is Back

6/15/2020
Was it the owners plan all along to implement a 48 to 50 game MLB season? Seems like the players are done negotiating and ready to report... Can a meaningful season still be achieved with this shortened of a season? How will a future CBA negating play out? Plus, the guys discuss the Sosa-McGwire documentary... Did it paint too rosy of a picture? The PGA completed its first tournament since the Covid-19 pandemic... How did it go? Did the absent fans make a difference in viewing it on TV? And...

Duration:00:47:45

The Sports Reporters - Episode 287 - MLB Stalemate. Rethinking the NBA Bubble? Ominous Signs for College Football...

6/11/2020
MLB held their draft but will the players have teams to report to? The major sticking points for a deal to be reached discussed. Will it be done before the week is over? How much damage is being done to the brand of MLB? Should the NBA be reconsidering its "bubble" plan in Orlando? The guys discuss some of the holes in the current plan. And some ominous signs for College football... As several players at prominent schools are testing positive for COVID-19 during voluntary work outs on...

Duration:00:42:34

The Sports Reporters - Episode 286 - Roger Goodell Speaks Up. The NBA Teams Poised to Make a Run

6/8/2020
Roger Goodell condemns racism and the systemic oppression of black people in our country. Does the NFL finally understand the meaning of the National Anthem protests the leagues' players had been partaking in? And what can be done now moving forward? Will this lead to Colin Kaepernick getting back into the league? Plus, with actual NBA games on the horizon which teams and players are set up to benefit the most from the time off? Who's best positioned to win it all?

Duration:00:40:53

The Sports Reporters - Episode 285 - Drew Brees Comments Examined. Questions Remain About the NBA's Plan to Resume Play

6/4/2020
The guys discuss the blow-back Drew Brees is receiving after his comments... Is his apology enough? And a deeper look into how the media and athletes are dealing with societal issues in our country currently. Plus, the NBA is set to approve a plan to return to play! Does it make sense? The guys lay it all out and discuss if it will work or not. And baseball continues to be worlds apart when comes to figuring out a plan to start its season... Is it really all about the money?

Duration:00:49:20

The Sports Reporters - Episode 284 - A Defining Moment In Our Nation's History

6/1/2020
The month of June begins with our Nation facing a defining moment in its history. How does it all relate in terms of the sports world? The NFL's statement discussed... If they would have listened to Colin Kaepernick they would have learned he was protesting this exact issue. Michael Jordan speaks out. What good can come out of this? The MLBPA counters the MLB start up plan... Who steps up to get this deal done? Will the two sides need to take a deal they both hate?

Duration:00:48:33