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Big names. Big questions. Big opinions. Welcome to Grandstanding, the Yahoo Sports all-sports podcast. We're like your best friends at the bar, but we won't stick you with the bill. Featuring Jay Busbee, Kevin Kaduk, and a rotating cast of famous and not-so-famous folk.

Big names. Big questions. Big opinions. Welcome to Grandstanding, the Yahoo Sports all-sports podcast. We're like your best friends at the bar, but we won't stick you with the bill. Featuring Jay Busbee, Kevin Kaduk, and a rotating cast of famous and not-so-famous folk.
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Big names. Big questions. Big opinions. Welcome to Grandstanding, the Yahoo Sports all-sports podcast. We're like your best friends at the bar, but we won't stick you with the bill. Featuring Jay Busbee, Kevin Kaduk, and a rotating cast of famous and not-so-famous folk.




Why does everyone hate football so much?

In this deeply weird 2017 season, this past week was a high (or low) water mark. Deshaun Watson out for the year, Papa John starting a pizza war with the NFL, Ezekiel Elliott suspended and then not ... it was as strange as they come. Today, we talk about those stories, as well as why everyone is always so down on the NFL as compared to, say, the NBA. Plus, we offer up our picks for the week ahead. It's all the prep you need for Week 9, all in one handy package. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:47:33

World Series breakdown & 'Year of the Pitcher' author Sridhar Pappu

It's October, the weather is (mostly) cooling, and postseason baseball is upon us! We're in World Series-heavy mode here at Grandstanding today; we begin with a breakdown of the Dodgers-Astros World Series. Who do you root for if you don't know who to root for? From there, we talk with Sridhar Pappu, author of "Year of the Pitcher." It's an outstanding look at 1968, a tumultuous year in both baseball and the country, with two figures--pitchers Denny McLain and Bob Gibson--serving as...

Duration: 00:58:42

The NFL ratings crisis is overblown

You've probably heard how the NFL's ratings are diving, how the NFL's no longer America's most popular sport, how the NFL will be gone in five years, blah blah. It's all nonsense...or, at least, it's not nearly as dire a situation as the NFL's detractors would like. Yahoo's Frank Schwab is here with us to break down the NFL's ratings issues, and starting at the 3:30 mark, he blasts apart the narrative that the NFL is somehow in the throes of a ratings crisis. (Spoiler: if ratings are down,...

Duration: 00:44:17

Muhammad Ali's biographer, Jonathan Eig

Muhammad Ali is one of the landmark figures of the 20th century, and now he has a complete biography worthy of his stature. Jonathan Eig spent three years writing Ali: A Life, and the result is a sprawling, fascinating story that touches on every element of the life of The Greatest. Today, we talk to him about the process of writing, the challenge of chasing down reluctant sources, the exploding of myths surrounding Ali, and the ways Ali would have thrived in this hypercharged political...

Duration: 00:33:50

NFL Week 5 preview & Patriots breakdown

Week 5 is upon us, and ... eh. We've had better weeks in the NFL. We discuss the Thursday night game (Tampa Bay kickers are horrendous! New England isn't as good as its record!) and then dive into the weekend's games. Within: your guaranteed lock and upset of the weekend, along with the game we'd pay to see. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:42:30

Week 4 preview and, yeah, anthem talk

We begin this week the way every story must begin in the NFL these days: with talk of protests and the anthem. Specifically, how well did the NFL respond to the question of anthems, and what's next? From there: games! We talk about how great Week 3 was, and what's ahead for Week 4, along with our dead-bang-right Survivor Pool picks, locks of the week, and upsets. Join us for another fine week of podcastin' here on Grandstanding.

Duration: 00:35:07

Inside the NFL in England on Yahoo!

The NFL is headed back to London, and Yahoo Sports will take you there, for a 9:30 a.m. Eastern Sunday game between the Ravens and Jaguars. Today, we talk with our Eric Adelson, who's covered a London game from the ground, on the logistics behind the game, why a Jaguars base in London isn't imminent, and what British folk really think about NFL football. Plus, we discuss Eric's reporting on CTE, as well as some of his thornier free speech/hate speech reporting from the nation's heartland....

Duration: 00:37:32

Worst team in the NFL, sideline reporting, and Lebowski 2?

As we roll into Week 2 of the NFL, we kick around a few key topics of the moment: -Are the Bengals the worst team in the NFL? -What are the locks and upset of the week, and the games we'd pay to see? -What college football problem is starting to rear its head in the NFL? -A 'Big Lebowski' sequel? Really? All this and more in the latest Grandstanding. Enjoy!

Duration: 02:15:32

The Patriots lose! The NFL season begins! Stephen King's new flick!

Week 1 in the NFL begins with that most glorious of moments, a Patriots loss. We break down the breakdown and wonder just how much you can take from a single game. Then it's on to the rest of the Week 1 slate, from the very good to the ugh. Finally, we touch on Stephen King's flicks and books, with the arrival of "IT" in theaters. It's a fine way to spend your day. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:40:35

NFL Preview! Your complete Week 1 breakdown

It's NFL season! We begin yet another year with America's greatest sport right here on Grandstanding, and we welcome in Yahoo's Frank Schwab to lay out his expertise and acumen. We'll discuss everything from Tom Brady's ongoing excellence to the Falcons' prospects to return to the Super Bowl, from surprise stories to looming disappointments. It's all here, all you need to know. Enjoy football, everybody! Super Bowl predictions:...

Duration: 01:07:52

Who beats Bama? College football preview!

It's almost autumn, and that means it's time for rejoicing in the joy that is college football. Today, we bring aboard our old pal Nick Bromberg of Yahoo's Dr. Saturday blog to break down the ins and outs of this season, including: -Can anyone beat Bama? -Who will be in the college football playoff? -Who are the Heisman frontrunners? -Who's the most fun team to watch this year? ...all this and so much more. Enjoy the college football fiesta this weekend, folks!

Duration: 00:37:15

Your Ultimate Fantasy Football Guide

It's fantasy football season, and we've got your ultimate guide right here courtesy of Yahoo Sports guru Andy Behrens. We've got tips on how to work your draft, secret sleepers that your league mates won't know at all, the proper way to run your first five rounds, and what to watch for in teams once free agency begins. Plus: bad beats! It's all here, all for the low cost of free. Enjoy!

Duration: 01:05:46

Team of Teams: The Greatest (New) NFL Fantasy Game Ever

It's almost football season, which means it's almost time for fantasy football! You've probably already got your drafts and your survivor leagues well in hand. But friend, we've got another game for you: Team of Teams! It's a new game we've created here at Yahoo where you pick teams ... but not just the good ones. There are hefty rewards for picking terrible teams, too! Join us as we pick our inaugural teams, and listen for how to set up your own Team of Teams league. See if you can work...

Duration: 01:02:16

Mayweather-McGregor: The Complete Preview

It's almost here: Mayweather-McGregor. In this, our final podcast of the mini-MayMac series, we preview the fight itself. Who'll win? Who'll lose? Who'll show up? And what happens next? Joining us to break it all down is Yahoo Sports combat sports expert Kevin Iole. Who ya got?

Duration: 00:41:34

How Muhammad Ali's worst fight brought us Mayweather-McGregor

Imagine the greatest sporting event you've ever seen. Was it the Miracle on Ice? The Kick Six? The 70-win Bulls? Today, we're talking about the exact OPPOSITE of that. In 1976, Muhammad Ali fought Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in what would turn out to be the worst, and dumbest, fight of Ali's career. Today, we break down that fight, as well as the ways it helped lead us to this week's boxing-MMA showdown between Mayweather and McGregor. Joining us are Yahoo Sports combat sports writer...

Duration: 00:47:49

The Year of the Quarterback in college football

College football! Today, Busbee & Kaduk welcome in Yahoo Sports college sports writer Pete Thamel. The topic: is 2017 the year of the quarterback? We break down the best signal-callers in the nation, along with what each one needs to be the top dog ... and how well each one might do in the NFL. This is essential listening for the college football season. Plus, we lead off with quick hits on: NFL: The national anthem controversy. Yes, it's still with us. NFL: Is Mitchell Trubisky the truth...

Duration: 00:48:28

Mayweather vs. McGregor: The Road to the Fight

Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. knock out Conor McGregor in their highly anticipated bout later this month? That's what Mayweather promoter Leonard Ellerbe tells us on this ep of the Grandstanding podcast. Elsewhere, we welcome aboard Dan Wetzel to give us a sober-eyed assessment of all the prefight hype, and we discuss whether it's better to watch this in a sport bar, movie theater, or home with your crew. This is going to be one hell of a spectacle, and we'll be here the whole way through....

Duration: 00:46:58

The Dream Team of Dream Teamers

It's the 25th anniversary of the first Dream Team's gold medal, and to commemorate the occasion, Yahoo Sports has created the Dream Team of Dream Teamers. Who's better, 1992 Michael Jordan or 2012 LeBron James? Does 2016 Kevin Durant get the nod over 1992 Charles Barkley? And what about 2008 Kobe Bryant? Yahoo's Dan Devine weighs in with his picks and invites yours. This is the best of the best of the best of basketball, friends. Enjoy.

Duration: 01:04:27

The Masters: Tiger, Trump, Rulebreakers, and Picks

It's Masters week, and your boys at Grandstanding are here to run through a range of topics: Will Tiger Woods ever play again? Is the talk of Woods overdone, or still necessary? Is Donald Trump a member of Augusta National? Will Augusta have its festive azaleas? How will Jordan Spieth recover from last year's collapse? Will Dustin Johnson or Jason Day compete for a green jacket? Where's Rory McIlroy in the pantheon at this point? And why the hell does golf still allow viewers to call in...

Duration: 00:42:08

Will Dallas, Seattle, KC return to the playoffs?

We finally got a couple of decent playoff games! Today, we run down Dallas-Green Bay, Houston-New England, Seattle-Atlanta, and Pittsburgh-Kansas City. We decide which teams' windows are closing and which are already closed. We also break down the great Aaron Rodgers, and handicap each team's chances for a win next weekend. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:35:09

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