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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.
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Rob King and David Ingber, two writers for the sports comedy site The Kicker, put each other on the defensive by forcing one another to take the other side of various debates, as they discuss the biggest, silliest, weirdest, and most volatile topics in sports. With fast-paced jokes and a flat-out refusal to do real research, these two give sports fans exactly what they want: ridiculous hot takes. All while attempting not to destroy their decade-long friendship.

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Episodes

Ep. 26: Improvising The NBA All-Star Game Movie

2/20/2018
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Rob and Dave -- recording from Rob's apartment in Harlem with the Kicker office closed for President's Day -- improvise their way through the first inspiring sports movie exclusively about the NBA All-Star Game. Also, they talk curling doping scandals, LeBron's All-Star dominance (for at least the final three minutes), and if you haven't yet heard Fergie's much talked-about national anthem performance, Rob and Dave have got you covered. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other...

Duration:00:40:23

Ep. 25: Chadwick Matlin (FiveThirtyEight.com): "Sports Stats Are My Xanax"

2/15/2018
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Rob and Dave get taken to stat school by Chadwick Matlin, the senior editor for the ESPN-owned statistics and analysis web site, FiveThirtyEight.com. By the end of this podcast, you'll know why you need to be watching English Premiere League soccer, why Chad almost always gets kicked out of sports bars, and what Matt Harvey looks like at Spring Training. You'll learn, you'll laugh, you'll get called a nerd for listening. Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP,...

Duration:00:40:56

Ep. 24: Improvising The Inspiring Markelle Fultz Sports Movie

2/13/2018
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Kicker writer and generally hilarious guy Jeremiah Budin joins The Kicker Podcast to talk about LaVar and Lonzo Ball's upcoming Lip Sync Battle (for real -- this is actually happening), whether or not Frank Reich will randomly decide to pull out of the Colts coaching job for comedy's sake, and why retired athletes would make incredible drug kingpins. And finally, everyone improvises the plot to a new sports movie: "Thank You For Your Nervous: The Markelle Fultz Story," which Rolling...

Duration:00:33:20

Ep. 23: Comedian Poppi Kramer On LeBron Sneaking, Josh McDaniels Snaking, And Knicks Fans Knicksing

2/8/2018
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Rob and Dave go hard after Josh McDaniels for pulling out his handshake deal with the Colts, and on LeBron James for his recent quotes that are designed specifically to toy with Cleveland fans. Stand-up comedian Poppi Kramer (hardcore Giants fan) shares a heartwarming story honoring her Eagles fan friend's memory. And then literally nothing is heartwarming from then on. Also, why aren't there more two-sport athletes? Rob is very excited about one potential NFL star jumping ship. Thank...

Duration:00:27:44

Ep. 22: Super Bowl Recap - Patriots Lose, America Wins

2/6/2018
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The Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Dave is devastated. But you can rejoice in his tears with Rob, Eagles Fans, and the rest of America. Plus, the guys try to dissect the Nick Foles conundrum. Has Rob finally turned on LaVar Ball? Thank You For The Reviews! Your reviews help other people find TKP, so you can brag to your friends about being the first to listen. You dang hipsters. So keep em coming on Apple Podcasts. Plus, the encourage us and make us smile. If you write something...

Duration:00:32:53

Ep. 21: Super Bowl Prop Bets, Alex Smith Is A Bowl Of Vanilla Ice Cream, And David Admits To Arson

2/1/2018
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Dave is the in the final few days of being an insufferable, pre-Super Bowl Patriots fan and Jets fan Rob is hiding his rage in a mountain of insane prop bets. Big news around Alex Smith, Kirk Cousins, Blake Griffin, and James Harden staves off Super Bowl fatigue. And the guys shower their meanest commenter with gratitude. The biggest shocker of all? There's somehow not a single mention of LaVar Ball... or is there?

Duration:00:37:30

EP. 20: Sneaking Into The Super Bowl With Kevin Dahl (The Kevin Dahl Show)

1/30/2018
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Radio Host Kevin Dahl has snuck into SEVEN SUPER BOWLS! He tells Rob and Dave his greatest stories and gives YOU the tricks of his trade. From partying on the field to popping champagne in the locker room, this guy has seen some stuff. You're not going to believe it.

Duration:00:33:15

EP. 19: Super Bowl Preview with Hardcore Eagles Fan Sean Casey (Comedian)

1/25/2018
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Comedian Sean Casey (Eagles fan) comes on to challenge Dave (resident Pats fan) to a fight. Thankfully Rob was there to referee (just kidding -- he fully encouraged intra-podcast violence). They make their Super Bowl picks, Dave flouts every rule about not jinxing your own team, and the guys all draft their own NBA All-Star rosters, because Steph and LeBron cannot be trusted to do it themselves. Also, stick around to the end when disgraced rec league quarterback David Krahn (who injured...

Duration:00:48:43

Ep. 18: NBA Beefs + MORE NFL Playoff Picks + Conor Armor (Kicker Assoc. Editor) On The Vikings Miracle

1/18/2018
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Was Diggs' touchdown a top-5 NFL play of all-time? Our guest Conor seems to think so. We also dive into the Rockets-Clippers beef and what prompted Chris Paul to tunnel through the Staples Center like Tyrion Lannister to "make peace" with his former team. Also, let's RIP on the latest beneficiary of football coaching nepotism for no other reason than because he's like 12 DAMN YEARS OLD!!

Duration:00:50:03

Ep. 17: Another Patriots Controversy + Matt Pavich (Comedian) On Alabama's Crazy Win

1/11/2018
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New York stand-up comedian Matt Pavich is here to give you degenerate gamblers some more terrible playoff picks and rant on Alabama's insane National Championship win. Rob is of course ALL-IN on the Ball family's latest multi-continental drama and Dave embraces the latest Patriots drama. You know, the usual stuff.

Duration:00:42:37

Ep. 16: NFL Playoff Picks + Jared Eimicke (Comedian) On Why Jon Gruden Will Live Forever

1/4/2018
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The Kicker Podcast is back in 2018! Rob and Dave make their NFL playoff picks with friend of the show Jared Eimicke. They also discuss the NFL coaching carousel: Marvin Lewis will be the coach of the Bengals for the next 200 years. And Dave has a foolproof new way to pick QB match-ups in the playoffs that is GUARANTEED to lose you all of your money.

Duration:00:37:00

Ep. 15: The Most Underrated Sports Stories of 2017

12/28/2017
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Here are the MOST UNDERRATED sports stories of 2017 that you may have already forgotten about. LaVar challenging Jordan, Serena playing tennis while pregnant, etc. What stories did the guys miss?

Duration:00:29:29

Ep. 14: The NFL Catch Rule Is Hot Garbage + Kym Nonstop (Pro Cyclist, Certified Badass) Dishes On Underground Bike Racing

12/21/2017
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Rob absolutely ruins Dave for foolishly taunting the fantasy football gods. Also, they completely fix the Catch Rule (finally!), give their pitch on why they should buy the Panthers with Diddy, and make fun of Kobe because, hey, it's Kobe. Also, fixed gear bike racer and Youtube celebrity Kym Nonstop comes by to share her insane stories of blowing through dangerous red lights to ride the length of Manhattan in 45 minutes. She's certified insane, and we love it.

Duration:00:44:44

Ep. 13: Ronny Chieng (The Daily Show) On Why Kobe Sucks

12/14/2017
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Rob and Dave are joined by comedian Ronny Chieng to trash-talk NBA legends. They also break down the Ball family's relocation to Lithuania, and get some Patriots talk in there as well.

Duration:01:00:41

Ep. 11: LiAngelo Officially Named Starting Point Guard For LaVar Ball University

12/7/2017
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The Ball family is back!! Rob and Dave break down America's favorite collegiate international thief's new post-NCAA life, as well as the triumphant return of Eli, the weirdly unpredictable way that Ginger Hammer Goodell metes out punishments, and a breakdown of the dumbest college bowl game names. Oh, and the world needs to hear how terrible the (real!) nicknames listed on Basketball-reference.com are.

Duration:00:39:35

Ep. 11: Eli Manning Can't Stop Crying And Neither Can We

11/30/2017
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Giants "legend" Eli Manning has been benched, and it's making Rob cry (and Dave yell). The guys also talk LeBron getting ejected, Tennessee's coaching dilemma, and whether or not Lonzo Ball is the Sam Bowie of our generation.

Duration:00:34:24

Ep. 10: Zack Phillips (Writer) On Hardcore OSU vs Michigan Fandom

11/23/2017
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This Thanksgiving, Rob and Dave are grateful to be joined by fellow Kicker writer Zack Phillips, a diehard fan of *the* Ohio State before their big matchup with hated Michigan. They also get into the two-way hellish troll match of Trump vs LaVar Ball, a simple way to fix the broken NFL playoffs, a heartfelt celebration of the five-year anniversary of the Butt Fumble, and of course, the highly competitive Thanksgiving Side Dish fantasy draft. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone -- and thank you...

Duration:00:42:54

Ep. 9: Anthony Donahue (Knicks Podcaster) Rants About The Most Dysfunctional Franchise In America

11/16/2017
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Anthony Donohue (33rd and 7th Podcast) rants about why the Knicks have turned him into a crazy man. The LeBron/Enes beef is SPICY, Rob has a near stroke complaining about the unfairness of fantasy football, and we discuss the two villains of football clashing in court. To get involved with The Orange And Blue Crew Contact Anthony Donahue On Instagram or Twitter @AnthonyMSG!

Duration:00:40:13

Ep.8: Locked Up Abroad With LiAngelo Ball

11/9/2017
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Breaking News: The Warriors are good again, and Rob couldn't care less. He and Dave talk about the trouble with the OKC Thunder, the Ball families international crisis, and fanboy out over Kristaps Porzingis. Also, all the LaVar Ball quotes you can handle!

Duration:00:38:00

Ep. 7: Comedian Will Cooper On Why The Browns Can’t Have Nice Things

11/2/2017
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Comedian Will Cooper joins Rob and Dave to laugh at the Cleveland Browns pain, discuss if Brady will actually play until 45, and call out all Chicago sports. But not before talking a weird amount of trash about Papa John and his pizza empire. You have to listen to understand. You may also like No related posts.

Duration:00:35:32

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