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Episode 98 – Gridiron Great Jim McMahon, Kurkjian's MLB Sprint Assessment, & Oklahoma Rallies Behind Death Row Inmate

RUNDOWN

The show kicks off with discussion surrounding the upcoming Episode 100 which transitions into a movie-themed tangent including St. Elmo’s Fire, The Champ, and Brian’s Song. Then, the guys delve into the Griffey documentary and Mitch’s impression of “The Kid” during his career in Seattle. Three featured guests starting with Chicago Bears legend Jim McMahon followed by renowned ESPN baseball voice Tim Kurkjian and Oklahoma reporter Kayla Branch. Topics brought to the table in the “Other Stuff” segment include the newly named “Climate Pledge Arena”, Dori Monson’s growing contingent of critics on social media, & the next great casino in Vegas opening later this year!

GUESTS

  • Jim McMahon | Super Bowl winning NFL quarterback
  • Tim Kurkjian | ESPN baseball analyst
  • Kayla Branch | The Oklahoman government reporter 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

6:39 | How does St. Elmo’s Fire, The Champ, and Brian’s Song all come up within today’s tease segment?

23:44 | Notable 98s are put under a microscope for debate of today’s episode naming rights.

30:38 | Scott weighs in on the Griffey documentary which leads to an unfiltered opinion about “The Kid” by Mitch.

59:09 | GUEST: Jim McMahon drops by to share some classic stories from his memorable football career.

1:34:18 | GUEST: Tim Kurkjian is skeptical about the shortened baseball season going off without a hitch.

1:51:53 | GUEST: Kayla Branch discusses the details from the Julius Jones murder case that has sparked a recent ground-swell of support. 

2:11:54 | Hotshot recalls the time he tried to book Luis Sojo as a radio guest and received a false excuse several pro athletes have used over the years.

2:13:45 | Keyarena is no more…make way for Climate Pledge Arena.

2:15:53 | Ezekiel Elliott is facing a lawsuit that may lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines that could have been avoided with a ten dollar dog leash.

2:18:53 | Seattle media personality Dori Monson is under scrutiny for his brash opinions on Twitter addressing sensitive social topics.

2:25:51 | Next time you fly into Southern California, don’t expect to arrive at John Wayne Airport as the government is changing its name.

2:27:55 | Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will be the sports bettor’s paradise when it opens its doors in December! 

2:29:15 | Sacha Baron Cohen (also known as Borat) trolled attendees at right-wing rally in Olympia over the weekend.

2:30:53 | Mitch steals Scott’s thunder by noting a few recent RIPs.

2:33:06 | The wheels officially fall off the show when Scott closes out with two headlines for the juvenile mind. 

 

Episode 97 – Happy Fathers Day, All-World Safety Adams Demands Trade, & Len Bias Tragedy Anniversary

RUNDOWN

Max and Brett take over to begin the show by discussing some funny tidbits about their Dad. Then, Mitch and Scott chat about the ridiculous politicization of face masks and the grim outlook of pro sports returning. A trio of guests featuring Jets writer with the Associated Press Dennis Waszak Jr., college hoops coach and Len Bias’ former teammate Dave Dickerson, and face mask designer Gabby Weeks. Then, Scott is joined by his daughter Piper to discuss the ongoing cell phone debate in the house and return of youth basketball. The “Other Stuff” segment covers Jamie Foxx’s upcoming role as Mike Tyson, the origins of “you do you”, and an unfiltered opinion on Jamal Adams from a general manager perspective.

GUESTS

  • Dennis Waszak Jr. | AP Jets beat writer
  • Dave Dickerson | USC Upstate men’s basketball coach
  • Gabby Weeks | Charmed By Gabrielle designer

TABLE OF CONTENTS

0:00 | Max and Brett Levy take the mic from Mitch to share some thoughts about their Dad on Father’s Day!

10:24 | A person’s view on mask-wearing is now becoming a key indicator of political preference.

16:20 | The guys chat about their Father’s Day weekend with family.

33:31 | There is a drop-off in notable 97s after Episode Cortez Kennedy the previous week.

39:17 | Are sports really going to ramp back up or is the latest resurgence in the virus another setback?

50:41 | GUEST: Dennis Waszak Jr. discusses the trade request made by Jets safety Jamal Adams and potential landing spots.

1:08:37 | GUEST: Dave Dickerson reflects on the death of Maryland hoops teammates Len Bias days after being drafted by the Celtics.

1:31:45 | GUEST: Idaho-based designer Gabby Weeks talks about her thriving protective face covering business as the demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic.

1:44:42 | Scott is joined by his daughter Piper on Father’s Day to explain in her own words what it’s like to have a Dad named Hotshot!

1:53:48 | Should Scott cave in and pick up a cell phone for his articulate 11-year old daughter Piper? 

1:59:04 | Daytime soap operas must go on…even if it means using blow-up dolls during love scenes. 

2:00:36 | Jamie Foxx is the perfect actor to portray Mike Tyson in the upcoming biopic of the legendary boxer.  

2:07:18 | A new phrase particularly caught Mitch’s eye among many of the recent listener emails and he has no idea where it came from.

2:15:12 | Horse racing made its return with Tiz the Law capturing the Belmont Stakes in the adjusted 2020 Triple Crown calendar.

2:18:05 | Should the Hawks aggressively pursue Jamal Adams given the monster contract that lies in his near future?

2:22:44 | A man in China claims to have “accidentally” sat on the fish that was later removed from his body by confused doctors. 

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