Posts tagged The JAYREELZ Podcast
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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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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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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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)

For more on Evan Roberts, his Twitter handle is: @EvanRobertsWFAN

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Sal Licata, Radio Talk Show Host of WOR 710AM NY

Sal Licata is my guest on The JAYREELZ Podcast this week. We deep dive on his start in the radio business. His days at WFAN working with Mike & the Mad Dog. A near fatal mistake that almost cost him his career, as well as, who his dream interview is. Plus, the entire NY sports scene, including his thoughts about the Mets and Yanks, who the new Jets QB for 2018 should be, and reliving his sports nightmare of his beloved Atlanta Falcons losing in Super Bowl 51.  (Episode 3)

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Maiden Voyage Into The Sports Podcast Universe

Hello Podcast Universe! This is my very first episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. You'll hear about my personal story of how I became a fan of the teams I root for, how I'm a traditionalist when it comes to sports, (WARNING to fantasy sports enthusiasts), my sports talk show 'resume', and more importantly, my purpose for producing this podcast. I sincerely thank you for taking the time out to visit the blog page and 'click' into my perspective of the sports landscape. Please subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Spreaker, Stitcher (coming soon) or whichever platform you listen and/or download content from as it'll gain visibility amongst the podcast universe. Also, visit any of my social media links at the bottom of this page. Send a comment or idea, if you wish. I hope you enjoy the first of many more pods to come! (Episode 1)