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The Bridge is a weekly sports podcast hosted and produced by John Lund that centers around discussing the current happenings in the sports world, as well as any other relevant sports topics applicable for comment, complaint or hot take. While the show originally began as a solo performance, The Bridge has now made it a habit to feature and include an array of sports media professionals or close friends privy to the current news to help enhance the discussion. The interviews featuring sports media often tell the stories about how they got to where they are today in the industry and some of the different intricacies that go into their careers before diving into specific topics.






The Bridge Ep. 35: Pt. 1 – Jorge Sedano joins the show to discuss the early days of his radio career that eventually led him to ESPN Radio

When it comes to the ways members of the sports media got to where they are today, I can't get enough. That's why my interview with this week's guest will be broken into two parts. Before we deal with that, this week's "Sports News Read Like Real News" "dives in" to the Ryan Lochte saga (6:46). Hah. Anyway, this week's guest is none other than ESPN Radio's Jorge Sedano, host of the Jorge & Izzy show, 9-11 p.m. EST. The stories of his journey from a small radio station to eventually...

The Bridge Ep. 34: Evan Cohen, co-host of the Morning Men on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio and host of his own show on ESPN West Palm, joins the show to discuss his radio career, his sports talk shows and more

This week's guest was a Part 2 of sorts, as I was lucky enough to interview one of the co-hosts of the Morning Men on Mad Dog Sports Radio, one week after speaking to the other host, Mike Babchik (which you can listen to here). Evan Cohen is not only one of the Morning Men, but also has his own show for ESPN West Palm and Good Karma Brands in the afternoon, which we'll discuss in the interview. He dreamed of life in broadcasting at an early age, and it didn't take long for him to make...

The Bridge Ep. 33: Mike Babchik, co-host of the Morning Men on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio, joins the show to discuss his radio career, his sports talk show, Fal Nation and more

HOW ARE YA, FAL?? Don't worry, when you finish listening to this week's podcast, that greeting will make much more sense to you. This week's guest brought me some excitement, and some nervousness, heading into our interview, but I think the final product ended up fantastic. Before we get into that, this week’s “Sports News Read Like Real News” topic deals with Draymond Green and his quick trigger finger (3:30). Now, it was a pleasure to chat with Mike Babchik, the co-host of the...

The Bridge Ep. 32: ESPN Radio’s Jon “Boog” Sciambi joins the show to discuss his broadcasting career and the MLB

The dog days of July are upon us, but plenty of fun is still being had on The Bridge. I'm thrilled to announce some new additions to the show that are featured in this week's episode. First, The Bridge now has its very own phone number to allow listeners even more opportunity to connect with the show. You can now leave a voicemail or text in to 929-BRIDGE7, that's (929) 274-3437. Contact the show with your questions, comments, stories or hot takes and you might be featured in the next...

The Bridge Ep. 31: SiriusXM NBA Radio host Noah Coslov joins the show to discuss all things NBA free agency and Kevin Durant’s decision to join Golden State

What a time to be alive. Kevin Durant, an NBA MVP and superstar, decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join Steph Curry, a two-time NBA and superstar, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors. It was a decision that many people did not see coming — at least not this year — and definitely not with that team. As a whole, NBA free agency has been crazy. Money is being thrown around like candy at a parade, and players are taking advantage of it. Mike Conley is now the highest paid...

The Bridge Ep. 30: NBA writer Josh Eberley joins the show to discuss the legacies of LeBron James and the historic Golden State Warriors and also chat about other NBA news

For the first time in 52 years, a championship was brought home to the city of Cleveland when the Cavaliers made history as the first team in the NBA to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals. They did it on the road, and did it with the best player on the planet having one of the best three game stretches in league history. So, what does this mean for the legacy of LeBron James? Can we finally stop bashing his greatness? And, what does this mean for the historic regular...

The Bridge Ep. 29: Coach Nick Hauselman of BBALLBREAKDOWN joins the show to analyze the NBA Finals and dissect how the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to win the championship

For the first time in 52 years, a championship was brought home to the city of Cleveland. The Cavaliers are your 2016 NBA champions. Against all odd, the Cavs — and LeBron James — did it. Down 3-1 in the series to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavs made history as the first team in the NBA to come back to win the championship. They did it on the road, and did it with the best player on the planet having one of the best three game stretches in league history. There's a ton of different...

The Bridge Ep. 28: CBS Sports columnist Jason Keidel returns to discuss the life and legacy of boxing legend Muhammad Ali

The sport of boxing and the world of sports lost a legend in Muhammad Ali, who passed away at the age of 74. "The Greatest" was just that —both in and out of the ring — and impacted not only the boxing community, but the entire world. Many great tributes have been produced in the past several days, and far be it for me to try and top them. Aside from the brief remembrance to start off the show, I needed some help, and I knew just the man to do it. CBS Sports and WFAN columnist Jason...

The Bridge Ep. 27: Freddie Coleman joins the show to discuss his journey to ESPN Radio and to give a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making his show a success

Sports radio continues to grow in popularity, but so too does the competition for remaining popular. In today's world, people want their sports news immediately, and they'll be quick to get it somewhere else if you've fallen behind. This week, The Bridge welcomed Freddie Coleman to the program — the namesake for the Freddie Coleman Show on ESPN radio, weeknights from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. EST. From the humble beginnings of working as the Program Director for an Oldies station, to having the...

The Bridge Ep. 26: NFL analyst Matt Waldman joins the show to recap the 2016 NFL Draft

The dust has settled on the 2016 NFL Draft, and what a draft it was. What did we learn? Well, projected draftees should probably start deleting their social media accounts at least six months beforehand, don't invite your family and friends over to your house if you're not 100% sure you'll get drafted in the first round, and that the majority of the players picked this year probably won't pan out. That said, we had some pretty interesting storylines. This week, NFL analyst Matt Waldman...

The Bridge Episode 25: Senior NFL writer/draft analyst Jeff Risdon joins the show for an in-depth preview the 2016 NFL Draft

NFL fans rejoice — the draft has arrived! This year's draft at Grant Park in Chicago might not have as much juice as last year since the first two projected picks didn't play each other in the National Championship, but still, there's more than enough buzz to go around. The Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles traded a wheelbarrow of picks to move up to No. 1 and 2, respectively, and are slated to both take quarterbacks for the third instance of that in the last five drafts. That...

The Bridge Episode 24: Former LA Daily News writer Howard Beck joins to show to discuss Kobe Bryant’s final game and his legacy with the Lakers

After 20 seasons, future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant played in his final NBA game on April 13, and boy, did he ever go out with a game. Kobe wowed the sold out Staples Center one last time and showed signs of his vintage self in the fourth quarter en route to SIXTY POINTS on 50 shots. Sixty. Points. Something that he hadn't done since 2009. Something that no other NBA player had done this season, and was twice as many points as any HOFer had scored in his last regular season game. A feat...

The Bridge Episode 23: Legendary college hoops sports columnist Dick “Hoops” Weiss joins the show to discuss sports journalism, the NCAA Tourney championship game and what the 2017 tourney might have in store

The Madness may have ended, but what Madness it was. Villanova beat North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA Tournament championship game, 77-74, with one of the best buzzer beaters in tournament history. After North Carolina tied the game with a prayer 3-pointer of its own, Villanova ran a full-court inbound play to perfection and won its first championship in 31 years. Legendary sports columnist Dick "Hoops" Weiss joins the show to offer his insight from covering his 44th national championship....

The Bridge Episode 22: Bleacher Report college basketball writer Kerry Miller joins the show to recap the opening weekend of the 2016 NCAA Tournament and analyze the Sweet 16 and beyond

It’s (still) the most wonderful time of the year! The opening weekend of March Madness certainly did not disappoint. There was upsets, Cinderellas, buzzer beaters and blowouts, but the funny thing is, you'll most likely recognize all the teams remaining in the Sweet 16. Bleacher Report national college basketball writer, Kirby Miller, joins the show to wrap up all the action from the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and to preview what we can expect in the Sweet 16 and...

The Bridge Episode 21: Fox Sports national college hoops insider Reid Forgrave joins the show to talk all things 2016 NCAA Tournament

It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right, March Madness has finally arrived. Thankfully, The Bridge is in good hands. Reid Forgrave, a national college hoops insider for and Fox Sports 1, joins the show to talk all things NCAA Tournament. We'll discuss who got snubbed, who got lucky, who'll move on and who'll go home. The interview starts around the 5:00 mark. You can follow Reid's coverage on the tournament over on his Twitter, or check out his completed...

The Bridge Episode 20: Bleacher Report NFL columnist Brad Gagnon joins the show to chat SB50, Peyton and Cam, and where both players go from here

Ladies and gentleman, the inaugural The Bridge Super Bowl recap special has arrived. I know, I know. The Super Bowl was almost two weeks ago. The Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. We get it. But that's why I kept my rant limited before bringing on this week's guest. Brad Gagnon, a NFL columnist for Bleacher Report, first caught my eye with his piece at the beginning of February entitled, 'Champ of Choker: Inside Peyton Manning's Complicated Legacy.' It was one of the most thorough,...

The Bridge Episode 19: Super Bowl champion John Glenn joins the show to talk coaching on the Seattle Seahawks, winning and losing the Super Bowl and the keys to winning Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is finally here. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers square off against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The old guard v. the new guard. Superman v. The Sheriff. The game's best defense against the game's best offense. The storylines are endless. Can the Broncos offense succeed against Carolina's stout defense? Can Denver's defense find a way to stop Cam Newton? Who better to ask than a man who knows what it takes to stop both? Making his debut on The Bridge is John...

The Bridge Episode 18: CBS Sports columnist Jason Keidel returns to discuss all things NFL Wildcard Weekend and to preview the divisional playoff games

#TheReturnPartDeux Good to be back, friends. Good to be back. CBS Sports columnist Jason Keidel returns to The Bridge to comment on last week's NFL Wildcard Weekend and preview what's on the slate for the division games. You can check out some of his work here and follow him on Twitter - @JasonKeidel. The recap, the Kansas City Chiefs demolished the Houston Texans, the Pittsburgh Steelers benefitted from some costly Cincinnati Bengals penalties, the Seattle Seahawks froze the Minnesota...

The Bridge Episode 17: Sports journalist Jason Keidel joins the show to talk sports media, the MLB postseason and the Fall Classic

Did you miss me? Well, now that my writing at Bleacher Report has died down with the end of the MLB season, it's time to dust off the cobwebs from my equipment and get back to another episode of The Bridge. This installment kicks off with a brief summary about the World Series, which the Kansas City Royals won over the New York Mets, four games to one. After a quick rant about that, you're in for a treat. I had the chance to chat with Jason Keidel, a sports journalist for WFAN, CBS, CBS...

The Bridge Episode 16: The Return! Erik Blomain joins the show to offer tips for a successful Fantasy Football draft

I'm back baby! After a 'summer vacation' of sorts, The Bridge has returned, and begs to be better than ever while being produced on a Macbook Pro. Find out what the host has been up to during the hiatus, including a Bleacher Report article that acquired 900,000 reads. After that, Erik Blomain, who servers as commissioner for a fantasy football league, joins the program to discuss how to find success during your Fantasy Football draft. What strategy should you implement? Who are some...
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