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Episode Guide

  • October 3, 2010
    October 3, 2010
    Episode 1
    10/3/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Jemele Hill. Topics this week include: -Who are they pulling for in the Redskins/Eagles game: Donovan McNabb or Michael Vick? -Is Alabama on their way to another BCS Championship, after they beat Florida 31-6? -Is Major League Baseball the only sport that can deliver an exciting post-season? Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: LeBron James blaming race for his decline in popularity. -Mike Lupica: Michael Vick and Braylon Edwards. -Jemele Hill: Dez Bryant. -John Saunders: an 18 game NFL season.moreless
  • October 10, 2010
    October 10, 2010
    Episode 2
    10/10/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Will the Yankees make it to their 41st World Series, following their sweep of the Twins? -Does the acquisition of Randy Moss help the Vikings? Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Don Larsen. -Mike Lupica: the New York Jets. -Israel Gutierrez: Sam Bradford. -John Saunders: the NHL.moreless
  • October 17, 2010
    October 17, 2010
    Episode 3
    10/17/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Mitch Albom. Topics this week include: -Will the returning Ben Roethlisberger be able to lead the Steelers to the Super Bowl? -Who is looking best in the ALCS so far, between the Texas Rangers and the Yankees, with the series tied at 1-1. -Is the NFL filled with so much parity, that a 1-4 team could make the playoffs. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the NBA and technical fouls. -Mike Lupica: the Yankees. -Mitch Albom: Gilbert Arenas. -John Saunders: Boise State and the BCS.moreless
  • October 24, 2010
    October 24, 2010
    Episode 4
    10/24/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Israel Gutierrez, Mike Lupica and Jemele Hill. Topics this week include: -Which was the more surprising team to reach the World Series: the Texas Rangers or the San Francisco Giants? -With the NFL cracking down on hard hits and helmet-to-helmet hits, will it lead to a backlash from players and fans? -Which team looked more impressive in their wins: Auburn beating LSU or Missouri beating Oklahoma? Parting Shots: -Israel Gutierrez: Carmelo Anthony. -Mike Lupica: the length of MLB playoff games. -Jemele Hill: Terrell Owens. -John Saunders: Eric Legrand.moreless
  • October 31, 2010
    October 31, 2010
    Episode 5
    10/31/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Do the Texas Rangers have enough pitching to beat the San Francisco Giants, while being down 2-1 in the World Series? -Is it possible that the Jets and the New York Giants could play in the AFC's and NFC's Championship game? -Who is more likely to stay undefeated in NCAA Football: Auburn or Oregon? Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Barry Bonds. -Mike Lupica: LeBron James' Nike commercial. -Israel Gutierrez: the accidental death of a Notre Dame student. -John Saunders: Allen Iverson.moreless
  • November 7, 2010
    November 7, 2010
    Episode 6
    11/7/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Who or what are the most surprising teams or stories coming out of the first half of the 2010 NFL season? -Their thoughts on the NCAA investigating Auburn's Cam Newton. -Their thoughts on if Cliff Lee will sign with the Yankees in the off-season. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Sparky Anderson. -Mike Lupica: Donovan McNabb. -Israel Gutierrez: Charlie Villanueva. -John Saunders: the NFL in Europe.moreless
  • November 14, 2010
    November 14, 2010
    Episode 7
    11/14/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Rick Reilly and Mitch Albom. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on if the NCAA can fix the problems it has, following the wake of the allegations against Cam Newton, that say he academically cheated and that he may be playing for pay. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Rex and Rob Ryan. -Rick Reilly: George Steinbrenner. -Mitch Albom: Brett Favre. -John Saunders: the Miami Heat.moreless
  • November 21, 2010
    November 21, 2010
    Episode 8
    11/21/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Ashley Fox. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on Michael Vick's season with the Eagles so far, where he could be the leading MVP candidate. -Should the Miami Heat's head coach, Eric Spolstra, be blamed for the team's 8-5 start? Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Greg Oden. -Mike Lupica: Tiger Woods. -Ashley Fox: Bruce Pearl. -John Saunders: the UCONN Lady Huskies.moreless
  • November 28, 2010
    November 28, 2010
    Episode 9
    11/28/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Jemele Hill. Topics this week include: -Which team faces the biggest challenge in week 11: Eagles facing the Bears or Falcons facing the Packers. -Has Auburn made their case to be in the BCS Championship game, following their win against Alabama, where they came back to win following a 24 point deficit 28-27. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the Titans, Jeff Fisher and Vince Young. -Mike Lupica: the Yankees and Derek Jeter. -Jemele Hill: Michael Vick. -John Saunders: Ohio State President Gordon Gee.moreless
  • December 5, 2010
    December 5, 2010
    Episode 10
    12/5/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on Auburn and Oregon State going to play one another for the NCAA Football National Championship. -Their thoughts on the Jets/Patriots Monday Night Football game. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Qatar being named the 2022 World Cup site. -Mike Lupica: Ron Santo. -Israel Gutierrez: Blake Griffin. -John Saunders: the Atlanta Falcons.moreless
  • December 12, 2010
    December 12, 2010
    Episode 11
    12/12/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Bryan Burwell and Israel Gutierrez, with guest host Mike Lupica. Topics this week include: -If the Bears beat the Patriots, following the Patriots blowout of the Jets, should the Bears be considered the best team in the NFC? -Their thoughts on Urban Meyer resigning as Florida's head football coach. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Ndamukong Suh -Bryan Burwell: Marvin Miller. -Israel Gutierrez: Jeff Fisher. -Mike Lupica: Don Meredith.moreless
  • December 19, 2010
    December 19, 2010
    Episode 12
    12/19/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Judy Battista. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on the Eagles/Giants and Packers/Patriots games. -Their thoughts on if the Colts will be able to make the playoffs for the eighth straight season. Parting Shots: -Judy Battista: Donovan McNabb and Mike Shanhan. -Mike Lupica: LeBron James. -Mitch Albom: Cliff Lee. -John Saunders: Mark Cuban and the BCS.moreless
  • December 26, 2010
    December 26, 2010
    Episode 13
    12/26/10
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Michael Smith and Howard Bryant. Topics this week include: -Could Michael Vick play his former team, the Falcons in Atlanta during the NFC Playoffs? -Which AFC team is capable of beating the Patriots at home, during the playoffs? -Will Kobe Bryant and LeBron James play one other in the NBA Finals? Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Butler in the NCAA National Basketball Championship game. -Michael Smith: Terrell Pryor and the NCAA. -Howard Bryant: the San Francisco Giants. -John Saunders: Canada beating USA for the Gold Medal in hockey at the 2010 Olympics.moreless
  • January 2, 2011
    January 2, 2011
    Episode 14
    1/2/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Israel Gutierrez, Howard Bryant and William C. Rhoden with guest host Brian Kenny. Topics this week include: -The NFC playoff picture involving the Bears, Packers, Saints, Seahawks and Rams. Parting Shots: -Israel Gutierrez: the New York Jets. -Howard Bryant: Brett Favre -William C. Rhoden: Kobe Bryant. -Brian Kenny: Tim Raines and Edgar Martinez in the Baseball Hall of Fame.moreless
  • January 9, 2011
    January 9, 2011
    Episode 15
    1/9/11
    5.5
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez, with guest host Jeremy Schaap. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on the Jets beating the Colts in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs and if the Jets have a chance to run the table all the way to the Super Bowl. -Their thoughts on the 7-9 Seahawks beating the defending Super Bowl Champions Saints and advancing in the NFL Playoffs. -Their thoughts on the Packers/Eagles and Chiefs/Ravens games. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the Baseball Hall of Fame and steroids. -Mike Lupica: Jim Harbaugh. -Israel Gutierrez: Andrew Luck. -Jeremy Schaap: Ted Williams.moreless
  • January 16, 2011
    January 16, 2011
    Episode 16
    1/16/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Judy Battista, Mike Lupica and Mitch Albom. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on if the Packers are the best team remaining in the NFL Playoffs, following their blowout win against the Falcons. -Their thoughts on the Steelers beating the Ravens to advance to the AFC Championship game. -Their thoughts on the Jets/Patriots and Seahawks/Bears Divisional playoff games. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Cam Newton. -Mike Lupica: TCU. -Judy Battista: Matt Hasselback. -John Saunders: the NCAA's eligibility rules.moreless
  • January 23, 2011
    January 23, 2011
    Episode 17
    1/23/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on the AFC/NFC Championship games between the Jets/Steelers and the Packers/Bears. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Bart Scott. -Mike Lupica: the New York Jets playing in New Jersey. -Israel Gutierrez: Phil Jackson. -John Saunders: Carmelo Anthony.moreless
  • January 30, 2011
    January 30, 2011
    Episode 18
    1/30/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Judy Battista. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on who's more important to their team heading into Super Bowl XLV: the Packers' Aaron Rodgers or the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger. -Their thoughts on if Jay Cutler was unfairly criticized for coming out of the NFC Championship game with a torn MCL. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Jerry West. -Mike Lupica: LeBron James. -Judy Battista: Antonio Cromartie. -John Saunders: Jimmer Fredette.moreless
  • February 6, 2011
    February 6, 2011
    Episode 19
    2/6/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and William C. Rhoden. Topics this week include: -Will the Packers' defense be able to outplay the Steelers' defense in Super Bowl XLV? -Who will benefit more from winning Super Bowl XLV: Aaron Rodgers or Ben Roethlisberger? Parting Shots on the memorable moments of the 2010 NFL season: -Bob Ryan: Dan Connolly. -Mike Lupica: Tom Brady. -William C. Rhoden: Michael Vick. -John Saunders: NFL cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits.moreless
  • February 13, 2011
    February 13, 2011
    Episode 20
    2/13/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Aaron Rodgers leading the Packers to win Super Bowl XLV over the Steelers. -Wisconsin beating the previously undefeated Ohio State. -Carmelo Anthony's ongoing contract/trade talks with the Nuggets and Knicks. -Albert Pujols' ongoing contract negations with the St. Louis Cardinals. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Alex Rodriguez being fed popcorn by Cameron Diaz at Super Bowl XLV. -Mike Lupica: fans at Super Bowl XLV with tickets, but no seats. -Israel Gutierrez: Jerry Sloan's resignation as the Jazz's head coach. -John Saunders: Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter donating his kidney to player Kevin Jordan.moreless
  • February 20, 2011
    February 20, 2011
    Episode 21
    2/20/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Christopher L. Gasper, Michael Smith and William C. Rhoden. Topics this week include: -Is Carmelo Anthony worth the four first round draft picks the Nets are offering to trade for him? -Blake Griffin winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. -What would be more surprising: Albert Pujols leaving the Cardinals or C.C. Sabathia leaving the Yankees? -The legacy of Dale Earnhardt. Parting Shots: -Christopher L. Gasper: Bill Russell receiving the Presidential Medal of Honor. -Michael Smith: Michael Vick canceling on Oprah. -William C. Rhoden: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. -John Saunders: Reggie Miller not being selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on his first ballot.moreless
  • February 27, 2011
    February 27, 2011
    Episode 22
    2/27/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Roy S. Johnson and Mike Lupica. Topics this week include: -Who will win the Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards? -Does Carmelo Anthony make the New York Knicks better? -The death of Dave Duerson and him wanting his brain to be tested, to see if there was any after effects from his NFL playing career. -With trade talks breaking off between the NFL and NFLPA, how important is an early March deadline to work out a new CBA? Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Jim Calhoun being reprimanded by the NCAA. -Roy S. Johnson: Hank Steinbenner blaming the Yankees on not winning the World Series because "players were off building mansions." -Mike Lupica: Miguel Cabrera being arrested for DUI. -John Saunders: Sidney Crosby missing 23 games and counting, due to a concussion.moreless
  • March 6, 2011
    March 6, 2011
    Episode 23
    3/6/11
    6.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Jemele Hill. Topics this week include: -Who will fans side with in the NFL and NFLPA's new CBA negotiations? -What is wrong with the Heat, as they are 14-17 against teams with winning records. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the NFL combine. -Mike Lupica: Frank Chirkinian. -Jemele Hill: Brandon Davies being suspended by BYU. -John Saunders: Jackie Robinson and the Montreal Royals.moreless
  • March 13, 2011
    March 13, 2011
    Episode 24
    3/13/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Is the 2011 NFL season in jeopardy following the negotiations on a new CBA falling a part between the NFL owners and the NFLPA? -Should the NCAA come down harder on Ohio State head football coach, by suspending him more than just two games, as the school did, for knowing that players violated NCAA rules? -Which is the real Miami Heat team: the 15-1 team from December or the five-game losing streak team? Parting Shots: -Israel Gutierrez: Kobe Bryant's practice following the Lakers' loss to the Heat. -Mike Lupica: Tiger Woods. -Mitch Albom: Wes Leonard. -John Saunders: fighting and concussions in the NHL.moreless
  • March 20, 2011
    March 20, 2011
    Episode 25
    3/20/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Jemele Hill, Christopher L. Gasper and William C. Rhoden with guest host Jeremy Schaap. Topics this week include: -Why was Grant Hill so upset about Jalen Rose saying that Duke only recruited "Uncle Tom" black players? -How far can Duke go in the NCAA Basketball National Championship Tournament with Kyrie Erving returning? -Their thoughts on Adrian Peterson saying that NFL players are treated as "modern day slaves." Parting Shots: -Jemele Hill: Jim Tressel saying he should be suspended for five games, instead of two, following his NCAA rules violation. -Christopher L. Gasper: Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks and the Nuggets. -William C. Rhoden: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens facing trail. -Jeremy Schaap: the Klitschko brothers.moreless
  • March 27, 2011
    March 27, 2011
    Episode 26
    3/27/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Michael Smith, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -What is more surprising: UCONN making the Final Four or Butler making the Final Four for it's second straight year? -Will Kentucky be able to beat UNC to make the Final Four? -Their thoughts on the VCU/Kansas game, where the winner will advance to the Final Four. Parting Shots: -Israel Gutierrez: Derrick Rose as NBA MVP. -Mike Lupica: Barry Bonds' perjury trial. -Michael Smith: NFL players giving back. -John Saunders: NCAA football.moreless
  • April 3, 2011
    April 3, 2011
    Episode 27
    4/3/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Jeffri Chadiha and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Who is the underdog going into the National Basketball Championship game: Butler or UCONN? Parting Shots: -Israel Gutierrez: Pro Football Weekly's scouting report on Cam Newton. -Jeffri Chadiha: Tiger Woods. -Mitch Albom: Chad Johnson's soccer tryout with Sporting Kansas City. -John Saunders: the Men's Final Four being more popular than the Women's Final Four.moreless
  • April 10, 2011
    April 10, 2011
    Episode 28
    4/10/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Bob Ryan. Topics this week include: -Is Rory McIlroy poised to win the Masters Tournament after leading for the first three rounds. -Their thoughts on Manny Ramirez testing positive for performance enhancing drugs for the second time which will give him a 100 game suspension. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Jim Calhoun. -Mike Lupica: Jack Nicklaus winning the 1986 Masters. -Mitch Albom: Dennis Rodman and the Basketball Hall of Fame. -John Saunders: how Twitter could effect the NFL CBA talks.moreless
  • April 17, 2011
    April 17, 2011
    Episode 29
    4/17/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Jemele Hill, Mike Lupica and Michael Wilbon. Topics this week include: -Will the Lakers be able to make it back to the NBA Finals and win their third straight NBA Championship? -How will Barry Bond's obstruction of justice conviction effect him and Major League Baseball? -Will the Texas Rangers be able to stay afloat in the AL West, while missing Josh Hamilton for two months with a broken arm? Parting Shots: -Michael Wilbon: Sidney Crosby missing the opening two rounds of the NHL Playoffs. -Mike Lupica: Tiger Woods at the back nine of the 2011 Masters. -Jemele Hill: the Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants and Brian Stow. -John Saunders: the NHL and goalies.moreless
  • April 24, 2011
    April 24, 2011
    Episode 30
    4/24/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Michael Smith and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference in the NBA? -With Joe Mauer being injured, can the Twins afford to keep him as a catcher? Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the Dodgers and Frank McCourt. -Michael Smith: the NFL releasing the 2011 schedule. -Israel Gutierrez: Brandon Roy. -John Saunders: Grete Waitz.moreless
  • May 1, 2011
    May 1, 2011
    Episode 31
    5/1/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Christopher L. Gasper, Mike Lupica and Howard Bryant. Topics this week include: -Will the Heat be able to make it out of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals by beating the Celtics? -Their thoughts on the NFL Draft going on, despite the NFL's labor dispute. Parting Shots: -Christopher L. Gasper: MLB and expanded playoffs. -Mike Lupica: the underrated Spurs dynasty. -Howard Bryant: the Boston Bruins. -John Saunders: Cam Newton.moreless
  • May 8, 2011
    May 8, 2011
    Episode 32
    5/8/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -With the Celtics winning game three of their series against the Heat, will the ageing team be able to come back and win the series? -Their thoughts on if it's fair for the New York media to criticize Derek Jeter for his slow start. -Their thoughts on the findings of Dave Duerson's brain tissue, that found he did have brain damage, as a result of playing in the NFL. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the history of the NBA's Kings . -Mike Lupica: Seve Ballesteros. -Israel Gutierrez: the Cleveland Indians. -John Saunders: the Washington Capitals.moreless
  • May 15, 2011
    May 15, 2011
    Episode 33
    5/15/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Michael Smith. Topics this week include: -Will the Bulls be able to stop the Heat from making the NBA Finals? -How concerned should Tiger Wood and the PGA be about his nagging knee injury? -Their thoughts on if Jorge Posada taking himself out of the Yankee's lineup, in a game against the Red Sox, is the start of his decline or a rift between Posada and the team? Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum's thuggish play in the Lakers/Mavericks series. -Mike Lupica: Doc Rivers. -Michael Smith: Shaquille O'Neal. -John Saunders: the death of Derek Boogaard.moreless
  • May 22, 2011
    May 22, 2011
    Episode 34
    5/22/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Len Elmore. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on the Mavericks taking a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Thunder. -Their thoughts on the reports that say MLB Commissioner Bud Selig saying he wants to expand the playoffs. -The life and career of Harmon Hillebrew. Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Lance Armstrong and his former teammates accusing him of doping. -Mike Lupica: Dick Ebersol. -Len Elmore: "Sugar" Ray Leonard. -John Saunders: the Big Ten talking about paying players.moreless
  • May 29, 2011
    May 29, 2011
    Episode 35
    5/29/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Bryan Burwell, Mike Lupica and Howard Bryant. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on the Mavericks and Heat meeting in the NBA Finals and if any team will be able to stop the Heat in the years to come. -Will things improve for the Mets, after a bad start to the season and owner Fred Wilpond ripping the teams stars in a newspaper interview? -Their thoughts on the 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500. Parting Shots: -Bryan Burwell: tornadoes that hit Joplin, Missouri and the local athletes helping those in need. -Mike Lupica: Novak Djokovic. -Howard Bryant: Kevin Durant. -John Saunders: LeBron Jamesmoreless
  • June 5, 2011
    June 5, 2011
    Episode 36
    6/5/11
    0.0
    Sports journalists serve as panelists and offer their unique opinions on current sports stories.
  • June 12, 2011
    June 12, 2011
    Episode 37
    6/12/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Dana Jacobson, Mike Lupica and Howard Bryant. Topics this week include: -Has there been any player with as much pressure on him as LeBron James has on him to perform, as the Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals over the Heat? -With Tiger Woods pulling out of the US Open due to his nagging knee injury, will he ever win another major PGA tournament? -Will Roberto Luongo continue his poor play in Boston as the Stanley Cup Finals returns to the Boston Garden with the Canucks up 3-2 over the Bruins? Parting Shots: -Howard Bryant: parity in baseball doesn't make it exciting. -Mike Lupica: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the finals of the French Open. -Dana Jacobson: sports and politics. -John Saunders: the NCAA stripping USC of their 2004 National Football Championship.moreless
  • June 19, 2011
    June 19, 2011
    Episode 38
    6/19/11
    6.0
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -Their thoughts on Rory McIlroy dominating at the US Open, following his collapse at the Masters. -Their thoughts on LeBron James' post game press conference, following the Mavericks winning the NBA Championship, where he said all the fans who were rooting against him and the Heat that all of them "still have all the same problems the next day." -Their thoughts on MLB wanting to expand the American League to 15 teams, by moving the Astros from the National League and adding one additional team to each each league in the playoffs, where the two wild card teams will play in a one-game playoff. Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: the Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. -Mike Lupica: Frank and Jamie McCourt. -Israel Gutierrez: Justin Verlander. -John Saunders: the death of Len Bias.moreless
  • June 26, 2011
    June 26, 2011
    Episode 39
    6/26/11
    0.0
    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Christopher L. Gasper. Topics this week include: -Who will have the most impact on their team, following the NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving on the Cavaliers, Brendon Knight on the Pistons, Kemba Walker on the Bobcats or Jimmer Fredette on the Kings? -Their thoughts on Rory McIlroy winning the US Open and if he is the best golfer. -Will Albert Pujols' broken forearm, forcing him to miss two months, hurt his contract negotiations at the end of the season, with the St. Louis Cardinals and other teams? Parting Shots: -Mitch Albom: Ron Artest changing his name to Metta World Peace. -Mike Lupica: Derek Jeter. -Christopher L. Gasper: Feddy Adu. -John Saunders: the NBA Draft going international.moreless
  • July 3, 2011
    July 3, 2011
    Episode 40
    7/3/11
    5.8
    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Jemele Hill and Israel Gutierrez. Topics this week include: -With both the NFL and NBA owners locking out the players, will either league be in play come the start of their new seasons? -Is the Phillies Cliff Lee the best pitcher in baseball after having a 5-0 record , with three straight shut outs and a 0.21 ERA in June? -Is Major League Baseball still the United States' national pastime? Parting Shots: -Bob Ryan: Derek Jeter. -Jemele Hill: Jack McKeon and Davey Johnson. -Israel Gutierrez: Tiger Woods. -John Saunders: Lorenzo Charles and the 1983 NCAA National Basketball Championship game.moreless
  • July 24, 2011
    July 24, 2011
    Episode 41
    7/24/11
    6.0

    This week's panel includes Israel Gutierrez, Mike Lupica and Howard Bryant.

    Topics this week include:
    -With the NFL owners and the NFLPA agreeing on a new CBA, which side came out on top in the negotiations?

  • July 31, 2011
    July 31, 2011
    Episode 42
    7/31/11
    0.0

    Sports journalists serve as panelists and offer their unique opinions on current sports stories.

  • August 7, 2011
    August 7, 2011
    Episode 43
    8/7/11
    0.0

    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, William C. Rhoden and Israel Gutierrez with guest host Jeremy Schaap.

    Topics this week include:
    -Their thoughts on players from the Eagles saying that the 2011 roster is a dream team and comparing themselves to the Miami Heat.
    -With the Red Sox and Yankees tied with the best record in the American League, what will it take to put one of the teams over the top?
    -Their thoughts on Tiger Woods' performance at the Bridgestone Invitational.

    Parting Shots:
    -Bob Ryan: how the NBA lockout is different than the NFL's.
    -William C. Rhoden: Bubba Smith.
    -Israel Gutierrez: Randy Moss.
    -Jeremy Schaap: Braylon Edwards.

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  • August 14, 2011
    August 14, 2011
    Episode 44
    8/14/11
    0.0

    This week's panel includes Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Howard Bryant.

    Topics this week include:
    -Following Tiger Woods' second round +7 at the PGA Championship, can he ever be the #1 golfer again?
    -Will Cam Newton be able to drastically improve the Panthers in his rookie season?
    -Who would be the most difficult team to eliminate from the MLB playoffs from the American League West: the Texas Rangers or the Angels?

    Parting Shots:
    -Howard Bryant: Adrián González, Hunter Pence and the Padres.
    -Mike Lupica: Plaxico Burress.
    -Mitch Albom: Chad Johnson.
    -John Saunders: NCAA football teams moving conferences.

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  • August 21, 2011
    August 21, 2011
    Episode 45
    8/21/11
    6.0

    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Mike Lupica and Jemele Hill.

    Topics this week include:
    -In the wake of the allegations of wide spreading cheating by the University of Miami, can the NCAA have it both ways by being a legitimate amateur enterprise without being a dirty business?
    -Will the Packers be able to duplicate their success against the Bears in the 2011 season?
    -With the Phillies being the best team in baseball, are they World Series bound?

    Parting Shots:
    -Bob Ryan: Jim Thome hitting his 600th home run.
    -Mike Lupica: the Philadelphia Eagles.
    -Jemele Hill: Ndamukong Suh.
    -John Saunders: Terrell Pryor and the NFL suspending him.

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  • August 28, 2011
    August 28, 2011
    Episode 46
    8/28/11
    0.0

    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Howard Bryant and Bryan Burwell with guest host Jeremy Schaap.

    Topics this week include:
    -Will Kerry Collins be able to keep the Colts competitive if Peyton Manning is unable to play because of his neck injury?
    -Should the Jets be believed again, when head coach Rex Ryan says the Jets will win the Super Bowl?
    -Which team needs their free agent first basemen the most: the Cardinals and Albert Pujols or the Brewers and Prince Fielder?

    Parting Shots:
    -Bob Ryan: Derek Jeter.
    -Howard Bryant: the Atlanta Falcons.
    -Bryan Burwell: bad behavior by fans.
    -Jeremy Schaap: Pat Summitt.

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  • September 4, 2011
    September 4, 2011
    Episode 47
    9/4/11
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    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Howard Bryant and Judy Battista.

    Topics this week include:
    -After LSU's 40-27 win over Oregon, is the SEC too good of a conference for the rest of the NCAA football field?
    -Will Aaron Rodgers be able to lead the Packers to a repeat win in the Super Bowl?
    -With MLB entering the final stretch of the season, who will be playing in the World Series?

    Parting Shots:
    -Bob Ryan: Frank Gore.
    -Howard Bryant: Venus Williams.
    -Judy Battista: Chris Johnson, Arian Foster and Twitter.
    -John Saunders: Cam Newton.

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  • September 11, 2011
    September 11, 2011
    Episode 48
    9/11/11
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    This week's panel includes Jemele Hill, William C. Rhoden and Israel Gutierrez with guest host Jeremy Schaap.

    Topics this week include:
    -With Peyton Manning missing at the least the first half of the Colts 2011 season, is there any player that means as much to their team as Manning does to the Colts?
    -Which team is more likely to make it to the Super Bowl: the Eagles or the Jets?
    -With Alabama beating Penn State, is it possible for the NCAA National Football Championship returns to Alabama?

    Parting Shots:
    -Israel Gutierrez: Nyjer Morgan.
    -Jemele Hill: Jim Tressel.
    -William C. Rhoden: the Mets game at Shea Stadium, following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
    -Jeremy Schaap: Novak Djokovic.

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  • September 18, 2011
    September 18, 2011
    Episode 49
    9/18/11
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    Sports journalists serve as panelists and offer their unique opinions on current sports stories.

  • September 25, 2011
    September 25, 2011
    Episode 50
    9/25/11
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    This week's panel includes Bob Ryan, Michael Smith and Israel Gutierrez with guest host Jeremy Schaap.

    Topics this week include:
    -With Cam Newton passing for over 800 yards in his first two NFL games, what does it mean if the Panthers aren't winning?
    -What has happened to the Red Sox in the American League Wild Card race?
    -With schools leaving conferences for different ones in the NCAA, what does it ultimately say about what the main priority is of big time college schools?

    Parting Shots:
    -Bob Ryan: remembering Dave Gavitt.
    -Michael Smith: the NFL penalizing teams for fake injuries.
    -Israel Gutierrez: Tony Romo.
    -Jeremy Schaap: Mariano Rivera.

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