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Get an entertaining recap of all sports scores and developing stories as you start your day. Features intriguing guests, controversial topics, and hard-hitting news. It’s what everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. Jeff Siembieda and JJ Buck host weekdays from Albuquerque on KNML-AM, The Sports Animal.

Get an entertaining recap of all sports scores and developing stories as you start your day. Features intriguing guests, controversial topics, and hard-hitting news. It’s what everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. Jeff Siembieda and JJ Buck host weekdays from Albuquerque on KNML-AM, The Sports Animal.

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Description:

Get an entertaining recap of all sports scores and developing stories as you start your day. Features intriguing guests, controversial topics, and hard-hitting news. It’s what everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. Jeff Siembieda and JJ Buck host weekdays from Albuquerque on KNML-AM, The Sports Animal.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fair

12/9/2022
Has the coverage been fair regarding New Mexico State basketball and the UNM students? How has the transfer portal helped or hurt Lobo football? The Raiders have made the wrong type of history this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:40

Baker the Touchdown Maker

12/9/2022
For every comeback their is a collapse, a big collapse for the Raiders and a crazy quarter for Baker Mayfield. A promising Lobo football player enters the transfer portal. How do teams handle roster building these days? An NFL team makes the switch to a rookie quarterback. NFL coach of the year rankings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:59

Best O

12/8/2022
San Diego is trying to buy a World Series title and more power to them. Ban all divisions? The Boston Celtics are running the league offensively. Sometimes the only blame goes to the people at fault. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:18

Reaction

12/8/2022
Jerry Palm from CBS Sports shares his thoughts on Prime Time to CU, the Heisman finalists and early look ahead to Bowl season. Only two coaches have won the New Mexico Bowl twice. Reaction to the Brittney Griner news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:28

Release

12/8/2022
The sports world reacts to Brittney Griner's release. New Mexico State suspended three players for one game at Santa Clara. How many teams are you buying heading into the NFL playoffs? Rams give Baker a run on TNF? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:35

Answers

12/7/2022
There are a lot of questions, but not a lot of answers right now for New Mexico State. Fan anger going too far because of the rivalry? Aaron Judge gets paid. How does baseball do it? Broncos decisions moving forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:20

Info

12/7/2022
New videos were released regarding the shooting on UNM campus involving an NMSU basketball player. What new things did we learn? What should NMSU be doing with the players involved? Sebastian Noel from Proview Networks discusses the early season storylines to watch in high school basketball. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:01

Banking

12/7/2022
Aaron Judge is off the market. How do baseball teams keep finding ways to give 10-11 year deals out? An MVP leaves the Dodgers. Someone is not happy that Baker Mayfield is in L.A. Lobo men stay undefeated. Easy does it game against Western New Mexico. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:57

Bookend

12/6/2022
BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake discusses the Cougars season, his approach to player development, his memories of Albuquerque from playing at BYU and the New Mexico Bowl matchup vs. SMU. OBJ to Dallas? Should teams be worried about facing Tampa Bay in the playoffs? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:25

What's Next

12/6/2022
Does NMSU need to suspend the players involved in the incident on campus at UNM? What are the players and coaches facing? How did the Lobos find a game in Las Vegas against San Francisco? Has the Heisman Trophy lost its way? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:21

Detroit City

12/6/2022
New Mexico State head football coach Jerry Kill discusses what it means to go bowling, when his team started to turn the corner this season and the progression of their starting quarterback Diego Pavia. New details from the incident on UNM campus involving NMSU basketball. MNF, that was a collapse by the Saints gifting Tom Brady a comeback win. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:03

Buy or Sell

12/5/2022
What's Baltimore without Lamar Jackson? Will this hurt his contract talks in the offseason? Three biggest winners and losers from NFL Sunday. Can the Lions make the playoffs? Baker Mayfield to the 49ers? Did the CFP get it right? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:27

Prime Time

12/5/2022
Colorado landed the biggest name in college football coaching. What can Dion Sanders do for the Buffaloes? Is San Francisco good enough to win with a 7th round rookie quarterback? With Cincinnati surging how does the top of the AFC look? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:04

Bowling

12/5/2022
Big shakeup in the NFC? What does San Francisco do now at their quarterback position? Dallas and Philadelphia gap everyone? SMU and BYU will play in the New Mexico Bowl. SMU head coach Rhett Lashlee joins the show to discuss the season, being bowl eligible in his first year and playing an opponent like BYU. U.S. soccer, stop telling my to be excited about the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:03

Title Games

12/2/2022
Upsets or favorites? What is in store with the conference title games this weekend? LeBron on Jerry Jones. Hugh Freeze hurt his new team by losing to NMSU. It ended up with the expected teams, but the Mountain West had plenty of twists. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:00

Fallout

12/2/2022
The Lobos potentially have found a game to add to their basketball schedule to make up for one of the NMSU games. What's the status of Christian Pulisic ahead of the United States knockout stage game against Netherlands. What was Lebron James trying to prove? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:35

New Favorites

12/2/2022
Buffalo handled New England. Where does that put them with two more AFC East games on deck the next two weeks? Is Mac Jones the problem or the coaches? Questions still remain surrounding UNM and NMSU when it comes to the incident on campus. Five must see games this NFL Sunday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:51

Division Winners

12/1/2022
Buffalo is still looking for their first division win. Bigger game for them or New England? Who isn't buying into the Dolphins yet? What's next for Mike White? Who would the Cowboys want to play in the first round of the playoffs? In the moment playoff rankings. Mountain West Football over/under win totals. Who won? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:04

Any Change

12/1/2022
CBS Sports Jerry Palm discusses how the CFP final four is essentially locked in. He gives his takes on this weekends impactful conference title games and a quick reminder on when to start looking at college basketball rankings. How did the Lobos knock off Saint Mary's? What is standing out about UNM's lineup combinations? What did we learn about NMSU after beating UTEP? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:05

Hoops Winners

12/1/2022
Where does the Lobos win at Saint Mary's rank in recent history? What is working so well with the lineup and who stepped up on Wednesday night? The Aggies defeated UTEP by 25-points. What does that say about where they are as a team right now? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:17