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Jets/NFL Week 7, World Series Preview, College Football, NBA, NHL

Need to catch up on what’s happening in this busy sports month? You’ve come to the right place as I’ll deliver everything that’s cooking on the field, the diamond, court, etc. on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets were unable to get over the .500 mark as they lose to the Vikings at home. I’ll also take a trip around the league on yet another wild and wacky Week 7 and preview the Giants vs. Falcons Monday night matchup. The stage is set for the Fall Classic as the LA Dodgers will square off in Boston against the Red Sox. I’ll preview what this series may have in store and who’ll come out of it as champions of 2018. Plus, a major college football upset which flips the top five in the country, the week that was in the NHL and NBA, including my thoughts on the brawl in LA which led to suspensions from Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. You’ll get all of that and much more on this episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 36)

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Yanks/MLB Postseason Preview, Jets/Giants/NFL Week 4, NHL Preview, College Football

One of the best sports months of the year has arrived. I’m here to usher it in with fast and furious sports talk on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. When you’re the New York Yankees, it’s all about October. Wednesday night, they’ll host the wild card game in the Bronx vs. the Oakland A’s. You’ll get all of the analysis and breakdown of this do or die matchup as the winner will face the Boston Red Sox. There are also two play-in games in the NL today as we’ll crown division winners in the Central and West. Plus, a playoff preview and World Series prediction on tap with a final word on David Wright, Jacob deGrom and the 2018 Mets. The NFL seasons for the Jets and Giants are slowly slipping away. Gang Green was overmatched in Jacksonville, while the Giants couldn’t muster much against the Saints. You’ll hear what I have to say about both squads (WARNING to Giant fans: It’s not going to be pretty) and roundup all of the crazy action of Week 4 in the NFL, including last nights’ debacle in Pittsburgh. If you think dissecting the Giants isn't going to be a pretty one, wait ‘till you hear what I have to say about the Steelers? Another NHL season is on the horizon. I’ll discuss the locals (Rangers, Islanders and Devils) and what they may have in store and make a prediction on who’ll play for the Stanley Cup next spring. I’ll also add a word on Ohio State’s remarkable comeback in Happy Valley vs. Penn State and sprinkle a couple of other things as October kicks off a wild and crazy sports month on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 32)

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Yankees/Mets/MLB Pennant Races, NFL News & Notes, Tony Delk Event

The dog days of August march on, but The JAYREELZ Podcast will keep you cool with all of what's going on in the world of sports. The Yankees close out an eleven game homestand with a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. They hit the road for six games, including two down in Miami to face the Marlins. It'll be the return of Giancarlo Stanton, playing his first game back since the blockbuster trade last December. You'll get my take on his anticipated return to South Beach, but more importantly, how this team will play out the last six weeks of the season as they're pretty much locked into hosting the wild card game on October 2nd. I'll briefly touch on the Mets, in particular, the quest for Jacob deGrom and the Cy Young Award in 2018. I'll go around the MLB to keep you up to date on what's happening in the AL & NL pennant race chase. I'll also take a look of the NFL Training Camp scene as we inch closer to another season opening in two and a half weeks. Plus, more on the event taking place in Manhattan with one time guest, former NBA Guard Tony Delk, promoting his book and wine collection and an update on my health. It's another action packed, fast paced sports talk party on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 25)

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Yankees Rolling, MLB Pennant Races, Tiger Woods/PGA, Sam Darnold Starting Week 1? Saquon's Impact

Back at it with another fast paced sports talk party on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Yankees bounce back with a 6-1 week after losing five in a row, including four against their hated rivals, the Red Sox. I'll get on the Yankee fans who booed Giancarlo Stanton as he's carrying the team without Aaron Judge or Gary Sanchez in the lineup, the vast improvement of Aaron Hicks and the one similarity between Aaron Boone and Mets manager, Mickey Callaway. I'll also go around the horn to check out the MLB landscape, what pennant races are heating up and how four divisions may come down to the last weekend of the baseball season to capture a division title. You'll get my thoughts on Tiger Woods's close call of winning his 15th major championship this past weekend at the PGA. Plus, will this recent stretch of success carry over into 2019 into The Masters? Finally, you'll hear what I have to say about Sam Darnold's chance of winning the starting QB job for the Jets. And Saquon Barkley's impact on this Giants offense. All of that, and then some on this weeks' episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 24)

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Yanks-Sox Recap. NFL Training Camp Notes. Urban Meyer/Ohio State

We usher in August with some interesting storylines on The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Yankees limp out of Boston, losing four straight to their bitter rivals, including a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in 10 innings Sunday night. What does this mean for the Bombers moving forward? Should they set their sights on the wild card? Can they get their mid-season mojo back? Will they face the Red Sox with the division on the line in late September? Or settle for a one game, winner advances to the ALDS? You'll get my hot takes on all of the above as the pennant race in the AL heats up. There's a bit of NFL news coming out of both Giants and Jets camp. The agent for Odell Beckham Jr. left town without a contract extension. Will a deal get done before the opener? Or is this going to turn out to be an old fashioned game of chicken? Plus, sources say that Sam Darnold has a 'fair shot' of getting the nod to start opening day. Is it too soon? Are they rushing their #1 pick? I've got a few things to say about both men and their situations with their respective teams. I'll also have a few words on the possible departure of Ohio State University coach Urban Meyer? Your stop for all that's going on in the world of sports, here on The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 23)

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LeBron Decision 3.0, John Tavares 1.0, Yanks-Sox Recap, Mickey Callaway Ineptitude, World Cup

A heatwave has hit parts of the U.S., but the sports landscape is on fire as I deliver the top sports news of the past week on The JAYREELZ Podcast. It's official! LeBron James has chosen to play for the Los Angeles Lakers over the next four years. Get my thoughts on what this means for him this year, long term, his legacy and what possible moves can we expect moving forward? I'll share my assessment on Paul George and Chris Paul staying put in OKC and Houston, respectively, and how that affects the Lakers and the Western Conference overall. LeBron wasn't the only superstar caliber player to leave town this past weekend. In the NHL, longtime NY Islander captain, John Tavares goes home, back to Toronto to play for his hometown team, the Maple Leafs. What does this mean for the Islander organization? Where are they headed after losing their best player? You'll get my take on this, and the player they brought in to 'replace' him! Also on the docket, is a recap of the Yankees-Red Sox match-up this past weekend. Why Mets manager Mickey Callaway may be walking the plank? And a brief word on the World Cup. All of that, and then some, on this weeks' version of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 18)

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'REELZ Rant on Mets Futility. Yankees, NBA Off-Season, Isles' John Tavares Impending Free Agency

Kicking off another week in grand style as I deliver the latest of what's going on in the world of sports. Met fans! Hang on to your hats yet again! Just when you think it can't get any worse. Losers of six in a row, 13 of 14 at HOME and unable to replace starting pitcher Jason Vargas at the last minute, the New York Mets continue to find ways to go further south as a team AND an organization! This 'REELZ Rant is solely on the shoulders of GM, Sandy Alderson and Principal Owner, Jeff Wilpon. I discuss poor transactions, accountability of the franchise and predict how Sandy Alderson, if and when, will leave/be dismissed by the team. I'll also touch on the Yankees without Gary Sanchez in the lineup for the forseeable future. Plus, an early look at the NBA off-season, including the UNCALLED for booing of NY Knicks #1 pick, Kevin Knox. Also, where will NY Islanders cornerstone, John Tavares go as the NHL free agent process begins in less than a week. All of that, plus a little more, on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 17)

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Sports Smorgasbord: NBA Draft, Mets/Yankees, World Cup, US Open Recap

Back on the scene to deliver all that's going on in the world of sports on this weeks' episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA season may be over, but the off-season is just getting started. The Draft is three days away, with free agency ten days after that. I'll share my thoughts on what the Knicks & Nets may do, where LeBron James may end up, as well as, Kawhi Leonard looking to be traded to a new team. (LA, anyone?) There's not much to report in the Bronx as the Yankees continue to roll, but there's concern with the Bombers (mainly the Red Sox and adding another starting pitcher). You'll get my take on that, and which Mets may not be with the team (although it's still early, but who's kidding who) come the trade deadline next month. Plus, a recap of the US Open, played right here in Long Island at Shinnecock Hills. And why I have NO interest in the World Cup? Get your popcorn ready for another fast paced, action packed, sports talk party here on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 16)

Citi of The Walking Dead as the Mets Season Is On The Brink (IN JUNE!!!). Plus, JR Smith Brainlock & My Rules for the NFL National Anthem Issue

Getting back into the podcast flow still a bit under the weather in an unedited, unscripted episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. You'll get my up to the second thoughts on the state of the New York Mets as they are currently constructed. From ownership, to the front office, to the manager and the players, just two days before they face their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees. It's a passionate, in-depth commentary as this teams' season is on the brink of extinction in 2018. Plus, the latest on the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals and why should the Capitals' fans not celebrate just yet? And a concluding word on the NFL & the National Anthem issue. It's an fiery, fast and furious edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 15)

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EMERGENCY PODCAST! Cleveland-Boston GM 7. Celtics aftermath. LeBron James/NBA Mt. Rushmore

Delivering my very first emergency podcast, moments after a crushing defeat in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Listen to my recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics as I break down the heroes, the goats, the biggest shot of the game, the aftermath for the Celtics and why LeBron James should be on NBA's Mt. Rushmore. No music, no intro, just straight analysis and commentary from the heart on this emergency edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 14)

Bill Bradley, Managing Editor of Las Vegas Review-Journal on The Vegas Golden Knights Run to the Cup

The sports world continues to heat up as the unofficial beginning of summer is quickly upon us. Joining me on this weeks' podcast is the Assistant Managing Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bill Bradley. We'll cover everything that's transpired in the inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights. From the early expectations of this newly minted franchise, their surprising successful regular season, leading up to their historic magic carpet ride through this postseason as they are four wins away from winning the Stanley Cup. We'll also discuss what's happening down on the farm with the New York Mets AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51's to get some insight on who could be next in line to be called up to play in Flushing. Later, you'll get my perspective on what's happening in the NBA Conference Finals, an early first take on a Stanley Cup Final preview. Plus, the latest on the Mets and Yankees and much more, on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 13)

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NBA's Tony Delk on Being The M.O.P. of 1996 Kentucky Championship Team, Playing in the Assn. & Playing Overseas. Plus, NBA/NHL Playoffs. Yanks/Mets. Sports Gambling

This week on The JAYREELZ Podcast is former University of Kentucky point guard and NBA veteran, Tony Delk. We'll recap his four year tenure at Lexington, which culminated in an NCAA Championship and Most Outstanding Player in the Tournament. His decade long career playing on seven different teams in the NBA. His experience playing overseas and winning a title in Greece. Plus, many off the court interests that's kept him active after playing professional ball. Later in the program, you'll hear my take on the NHL & NBA playoffs, including, why the Celtics can dethrone LeBron James's quest to reach another NBA Final? Also, a few words on the Mets, Yankees and sports gambling in NYC? That's not a typo! You'll get all of that, and more, on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 12)

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NBA's Kenny Anderson on Life Before, During and After the NBA. Plus, Yanks/Mets, NBA & NHL Playoffs

Back on the scene as The JAYREELZ Podcast hits a '10' on the sports richter scale. My guest this week, is none other than former NBA star point guard, Kenny Anderson. I catch up with the New York City prodigal son as we discuss what he's been up to these days, take a trip down memory lane from his meteoric rise as a high school phenom at Archbishop Molloy in Queens, to playing in the Final Four at Georgia Tech and being the number two pick in the NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. Besides delving into his career, we chat about life after the Association. Overcoming the loss of his mother back in 2005 and rebuilding his life detailed in the documentary, Mr. Chibbs. Plus, hosting basketball camps in major cities throughout the U.S., including Brooklyn, NY, which will take place on June 16th. At the end of the interview, you won't want to miss my thoughts on the Yankees sizzling, the Mets fizzling. The NHL & NBA playoffs and the new coach of the New York Knicks. Chock full of sports goodies and then some on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 11)

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John Butchko of Gang Green Nation from SB Nation on the NY Jets/NFL Draft

The anticipation of a generation defining pick has finally arrived. Get the first take right before the NY Jets select with the #3 pick overall as I welcome, John Butchko of Gang Green Nation from SB Nation to the podcast. Besides looking back at their off-season transactions, we'll unpack all of the QB's that the Jets might have on their draft board. Will they take Baker Mayfield? If he's not there, who is their possible backup? Could this pick seal GM Mike Maccagnan's fate? The same for head coach, Todd Bowles? In addition, you'll hear my thoughts of the recent developments regarding NY Mets P Matt Harvey. Plus, a possible return for New York radio legend, Mike Francesa. Bringing you all of what's going on in the world of sports, The JAYREELZ Podcast always comes correct, direct and in full effect! (Episode 10)

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Chris Pflum of Big Blue View from SB Nation on the NY Giants/NFL Draft

NY Giants and their're on the clock! It's a little premature, but you get my drift! NFL Draft week has arrived. Joining me on the podcast is Chris Pflum, who writes for Big Blue View on SB Nation. I'll get his take on the quarterback class of 2018. What will the Giants do with the #2 overall pick? Will they trade down? Should they draft a QB? A running back? A pass rusher? Offensive lineman? If they draft a QB, what does that mean for Eli Manning? Fascinating talk leading up to one of the most anticipated Giants drafts ever! Later, you'll hear my two cents on demoted NY Mets pitcher, Matt Harvey. Plus, a thought on the Washington Capitals. You'll get all of the above, and then some, on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 9)

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Michael Tillery of The Starting on the NBA Playoffs

Kicking off the 2018 NBA Playoffs in full effect! It's an in-depth discussion about the Association with media analyst, Michael Tillery. He is the co-founder of The Starting He has also written for The New York Times, Bleacher Report, The Chronicle News, The Nation, ESPN's The Undefeated and SLAM Magazine, to name a few. This podcast isn't about match-ups or breaking down each series of the first round. It's a deep dive on the Association as a whole, as well as, the top story lines heading into this postseason. Will Chris Paul, James Harden & Coach Mike D'Antoni finally get over the hump and deliver a title to Houston? Can the Golden State Warriors win their third title in four years? Is this the last go-round for the San Antonio Spurs as we know them? Will LeBron James make it to his eighth straight NBA Finals? Are the Philadelphia 76ers for real? We also take a moment to discuss who's the real MVP of this past regular season. LeBron's greatness. The New York Knicks search for a head coach. And is Brooklyn a viable destination for players in the years to come? It's an NBA extravaganza on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast! (Episode 8)

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Chris Wassel of The Sporting News & on the NHL Playoffs

The quest for sports greatest trophy, the Stanley Cup, is upon us. Joining me to break it all down is Chris Wassel, NHL columnist for The Sporting News & We'll deep dive into the plethora of story lines this postseason has to offer. Are the Pittsburgh Penguins primed to three-peat? Can the Washington Capitals finally get to a conference final? Will the Tampa Bay Lightning come out of the East? Can the upstart expansion Vegas Golden Knights make it to a Cup Final? Are the Nashville Predators ready to seal the deal and win a Cup for the first time in franchise history? We'll get into all of that, plus, look at what the New York Rangers will do as they search for a new head coach. Also, will the New York Islanders and captain, John Tavares part ways this summer? It'll be wall to wall NHL playoffs. (Episode 7)

Plus, my thoughts on John Tavares's impending free agency and the New York Mets historic 9-1 start on this installment of The JAYREELZ Podcast.


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Best Sports Month of the Year/REELZ Rant on Yankees Radio Announcer, John Sterling

My latest podcast is detailing why April is the best sports month of the calendar year. There is so much happening in sports that you can choose anyone of these topics (The Final Four, MLB Opening Weekend, the NBA/NHL postseasons, The Masters Golf Tournament and the NFL Draft) and it would be a great lead-in to start any podcast. I also have a REELZ Rant, as I vent on something I watched, read or listened to that I had to get off my chest. In this case, I was tuned in to the Yankees-Blue Jays game on the radio for their season opener. As I was listening to John Sterling, who is the play-by-play voice of the Yankees radio broadcasts, let's just say, that Giancarlo Stanton's home run call and his lack of describing the action of a baseball game are lightning rods for criticism. For that, and a word on potential future guests, click to download the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 6)

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2018 NY Mets Preview with Scott & Jerome

On this weeks' podcast, I get the fans involved. Not only are they good friends of mine, but they are true, diehard New York Mets fans in Scott and Jerome. Scott is a long time season ticket holder. He and Jerome are best buddies going as far back as high school, at the very least. Their love and passion for the Amazin's is without a doubt, unquestionable. What we cover dates back to the firing of Terry Collins, the hiring of new manager, Mickey Callaway and their offseason acquisitions. We also get into a heated debate about GM Sandy Alderson on whether he has the flexibility and autonomy to add payroll in light of the Madoff scandal earlier this decade. We dive into the current roster as it's built and whether it can be sustained through a 162 game schedule. Plus, expectations, predictions and even a trip down memory lane through some of the teams' toughest moments. It's a complete breakdown/therapy session of the upcoming campaign for the NY Mets. If you're a casual or rabid Met fan, this will resonate as you get to sink your teeth into this podcast. Even if you're not a fan of the blue and orange, but are a fan of baseball in general, this is a discussion that you'll truly enjoy. Prepare for interesting, in-depth commentary, plenty of disagreement and frustration, which makes this a great listen. Like the great Mets announcer, Bob Murphy, used to say, "Fasten your seatbelt!" This is going to be a fun ride. (Episode 5)

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Evan Roberts, Radio Talk Show Host of The Midday Show on WFAN 660AM NY

This week, I'm joined by one of the co-hosts of WFAN's midday show, Evan Roberts. Besides talking about the NY sports landscape (i.e. Jets QB situation. Should the Giants draft a QB with the #2 pick? Overview of the 2018 Mets & Yankees, among other topics). We discuss his tenure at the FAN. Fitting in at the station as a young pup amidst high profile talk show hosts. His working relationship with co-host, Joe Benigno. Was there a possibility of taking over Mike Francesa's drive-time afternoon slot upon his retirement from the station? Plus, you'll also be surprised by who he'd want to interview the most. All of that, and then some on The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 4)

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