Warriors Last Stand? Raptor Coronation? Blues/Bruins Game 7, Yanks Stumble/Mets Rumble Into Subway Series, Jets New GM, Nadal's Dozen/State of American Tennis

Episode 74 has championship flavor and then some.  On deck:

The Warriors final hurrah? Or will they push this series to a Game 6? Game 7? Will the Raptors prevail for an entire nation and capture their first ever NBA championship? Also, the Brooklyn Nets have staked their claim in the free agency frenzy. I'll explain.

The Blues and Bruins will play a Game 7 for all of the marbles. What's the biggest key to victory for both teams? I'll set the stage for the first Stanley Cup Game 7 since 2011.

The Yankees have hit a lull, while the Mets have some wind in their sails heading into their Subway Series matchup. I'll recap the week that was for both teams and what to expect in the first of two meetings between the Bombers and Amazins'.

Plus, my thoughts on the Jets new GM, Joe Douglas and what this means In regards to owner, Christopher Johnson. Rafael Nadal's continued mastery at the French Open and my view on American Tennis in 2019.

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Injured Warriors Get Even, Bruins Two Wins From Cup, Yankees Roll But Bullpen Beware, Mets Bullpen Nightmare, Joshua Letdown or Ruiz Redemption?

Episode 73 delivers more bite than bark as we enter the month of June. Here's what's cooking:

Golden State draws even in the Finals, but it came at a price. What lies ahead in Games 3 & 4? The status of Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson. Can Toronto steal one of the next two?

The Bruins are two wins away from winning their second Cup this decade. What they've done to this point? Blues G Jordan Binnington's poor play. Can the Blues even it up going back to Boston?

The Yankees have won nine straight series. Their bullpen has been lights out, but beware in the long run. I'll explain.

The Mets limp home from a brutal West Coast trip where their bullpen is a straight up disaster! What's next for the Amazins' as they try to stay afloat in the NL East?

Was Saturday nights' heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz, Jr. more of an indictment on Joshua's heart? Or Ruiz's determination?

I'll have that, plus my Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Toronto Native/Author Dave Mendonca on Raptors Playoff Run, Pulse of T.Dot, Drake, Kawhi's Future and Finals Prediction

Episode 72 takes us North of the Border as Toronto native and author Dave Mendonca joins us to relive the Raptors magical playoff run.

What the buzz is like throughout the city? The country?

Drake's ambassador role with the team.

Kawhi Leonard's future.

His prediction for the NBA Finals and will he revise his book '100 Things Raptor Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die'?

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Raptors Rapture, Giannis's Growth, NBA Finals Preview, STL-BOS Cup Preview, Yanks Big Week, Mets Big Trip, Twins Juggernaut? Hero & Zero of Week

Episode 71 has Championship flavor all around! On tap:

Toronto Raptors have exorcised the playoff demons, but have one more mountain to climb. Kawhi Leonard’s playoff brilliance. How the bench stepped up to win this series? Do they have a shot against the two time defending champs? On the other side, the Milwaukee Bucks fall flat on their face. What went wrong? How this loss will help the growth of Giannis Antetekoumpo? Plus, a preview of the NBA Finals.

The Quest for the Cup begins in Boston as they host the St. Louis Blues. The storylines of former Blues captain, David Backes, Blues coach, Craig Berube. Is this the end for Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara? And my prediction for who will hoist the Cup?

Also, the week that was for the Yankees and a huge showdown vs. the Red Sox. The Mets get back to .500 but have a tricky West Coast trip in LA & Arizona. And what’s in the water in Minnesota as the Twins are racking up record numbers on offense?

Plus, the French Open, another deflating first round defeat for Caroline Wozniacki. The Indianapolis 500 and the Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Mets Mess. Who's To Blame? Jets Adam 'Gase Of Thrones', GSW On Cusp, Bruins Cup Bound, Koepka Hangs On & More

Get ready for some serious heat as Episode 70 is going to deliver a knockout punch. On tap:

The Mets are in crisis mode as we’re a week away from MEMORIAL DAY! Who’s to blame for this mess? Is Mickey Callaway dead man walking? Where’s Brodie Van Wagenen? I have lots to get off my chest about this.

Jets coach, Adam Gase, has the Throne as his power play over the departed GM Mike Maccagnan was successful. Hear why this has disaster written all over it? What will owner Chris Johnson do down the road if this experiment doesn’t work? And you won’t believe who’s rumored to become the possible GM!

Golden State on the verge on another Finals trip. Toronto going down in a fight with Milwaukee. Also, the Knicks lose out on the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes. Does that mean the #3 overall pick will be dangled as trade bait?

The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals, but is Brad Marchand bringing the NHL back to the Dark Ages?

Plus, Brooks Koepka hangs on to win the PGA, War Of Will wins the Preakness, Deontay Wilder’s first round KO and much more!

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Kawhi, Steph and CJ's Playoff Heroics, Knicks Lottery Luck? Yanks Close In On AL East But Here Comes The Red Sox! PGA Preview, Hero/Zero of Week

A thrilling start to Episode 69 includes:

Kawhi Leonard’s historic buzzer beater eliminates Philadelphia. Joel Embiid’s emotional exit.

CJ McCollum upstages Damien Lillard in closing out Denver.

Stephen Curry turns back the clock to dispose of Houston, plus fallout from the Rockets latest playoff failure.

The Knicks are crossing their fingers in hopes of securing the #1 pick in the draft tomorrow night.

Coaching hires in LA (Lakers) and Cleveland. And LeBron James trade rumors???

Are the Boston Bruins Cup bound? Too much time off for Carolina? Is San Jose making their way back to the Cup?

The Yankees continue to win series, but a familiar foe is starting to creep back into the mix. Also, can the Mets take advantage of a weak schedule over the next two weeks?

Plus, a PGA preview, a Weak-Ness, I mean, Preakness update and the Hero & Zero of the Week.

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Celtics/Rockets Litmus Test, Nuggets Rebound, Sixers Enigma, Islanders RIP, What Are The Mets? Yanks Sailing, Derby Disaster, Canelo-Jacobs

I’m covering the whole sports gamut on Episode 68. On tap:

Season defining games for the Celtics and Rockets tonight. How both teams stave off 3-1 series deficits?

Nuggets resiliency. Sixers inefficiency/Earth to Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid. Kawhi uprising.

I’ll put an epitaph on the Islanders season. Who was the missing piece in their sweep to the Hurricanes?

The Mets are sliding and it could look like 2018 all over again. The Yankees keep rolling, their players are still flirting with the IL, but some are on the mend with a competitive week that lies ahead.

The controversy surrounding the Kentucky Derby.

Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs fight. Is boxing on the rise?

My Hero and Zero of the Week, with some post game thoughts on Bucks-Celtics GM 4.

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GS-HOU Round 2, Celtics Dominate, Isles Uphill Climb, Giants Draft Blunder, Yanks Rolling, Mets Pitching Woes. Plus, Hero & Zero of the Week

We’re on the verge of saying goodbye to an action packed sports month, but there’s still plenty to get into on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Both the NBA & NHL have moved on to the Conference Semi-finals. We’ll start off with the NBA as the juicy second round match-ups (in particular, Houston-Golden State) is off to a wild start. I’ll get into the officiating in Game 1, what this could mean for the rest of series and who’ll come out on top and advance to the Conference Finals. I’ll get into the Celtics dominating GM 1 in Milwaukee, the Raptors win over the 76ers and the Nuggets prevailing over the Spurs as they prepare to face the Trail Blazers in Round 2. On the ice, the Islanders have dug themselves an 0-2 hole and now have to go on the road to play the Hurricanes and get back in this series. I’ll explain why this series is far from over, despite having the odds against them, as well as, surveying the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoff landscape with the other three series taking place.. The 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books. I’ll discuss the Giants surprise first of three first round picks, all of the comings and goings of another wild weekend in Nashville and the latest surrounding Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill. The Yankees continue their hot streak out West as they’ve won six of seven in Anaheim and San Francisco. Should the Yankee fan expect this team to play stellar ball without their key guys in the lineup? I’ll have the answer to that, plus, what’s going on with Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard as the Mets pitching staff has underperformed here in the first month of the season. Lastly, I’m experimenting with a new close out segment at the very end of the pod called ‘The Hero and Zero of the Week’. It’s a jam packed sports podcast that you won’t want to miss as I’ll satiate your sports appetite and then some on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 67)

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Nets On The Brink, Embiid's Clown Act, Celtics Sweep, NBA First Round Snooze. Islanders Waiting, NFL Draft Week, Yankees Surviving, Mets Stumbling

The best sports month of the year never disappoints as I’ll zip through the sports landscape in fast and furious fashion on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Brooklyn Nets have hung tough but have fallen short against the heavily favored Philadelphia 76ers. I’ll revisit their last three games, do they have a shot at bringing this series back to Brooklyn? And I must get into the antics of a one, Joel Embiid, whose postgame comments and in game behavior is starting to wear on me. This is one segment you won’t want to miss out on as I believe this will catch up to him in the long run. I’ll take a look back on how the Celtics had a rough go of it for a four game sweep vs. the Indiana Pacers and breeze through the rest of the NBA playoff brackets as there’s very little drama surrounding the first round of the tournament. The Islanders have secured their first four game sweep of a playoff series since they’ve won the Stanley Cup back in 1983. Up next, is either Washington or Carolina as they Capitals are currently up 3-2 in their series. Will the long layoff help or hurt the Islanders in the second round? I’ll have that, plus a more drama filled postseason on the ice than the hardwood as we have two, and a potential three, Game 7’s on the horizon. The NFL Draft is days away. Both the Jets and Giants have prominent roles as they respectively have the 3rd and 6th picks overall. What will they do? What should they do? I’ll deliver my take on who they should draft as we inch closer to the first round on Thursday. I’ll also share a bit on the upcoming NFL schedules of the locals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cleveland Browns and their FOUR primetime games and much more. The Yankees have suffered another key injury, this time to their best player, Aaron Judge, but the beat goes on as they win five of their last six at home as they embark on a West Coast trip. Will they continue to tread water? Fall deeper in the AL East standings? As for the Mets, they limp home losing four of five and six of ten on their ten game road trip. What are biggest problem for the Amazins’ early season failures? You’ll be surprised at who are some of the culprits as to the Mets stumbling over the past week. Are there reinforcements coming? You’ll definitely want to listen to what I have to say regarding these issues, and a whole lot more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 66)

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Tiger's Redemption, Isles/CBJ Domination, Nets/ORL Surprises, Yankees Panic Button? Mets Lose Series Win in ATL

April continues to sizzle as there is much to cover in the sports world on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The unthinkable has happened! Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods has made it back to golf’s mountaintop with a cool, calm and collected final round to win his fifth green jacket at The Masters and his 15th major tournament overall. I’ll detail Tiger’s historic Sunday, what this means moving forward and is there another major title on the horizon in 2019? The New York Islanders are one win away from sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs. I’ll recap how effective and dominant they’ve been against their division rivals and can they break out the brooms? Or will it go back to the Island for a Game 5? Speaking of sweeps, who would’ve thought the Tampa Bay Lightning would be one game away from being sent home after their 62 win/128 point regular season? I’ll discuss that and the rest of what’s going on in the NHL as we get deeper into round one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How about the Brooklyn Nets? They went into Philadelphia and stole Game 1, with Game 2 looming this evening. Do they have a shot to win this series? Or was that just a fluke? You’ll get my take on their chances, the Orlando Magic making a statement in Game 1 vs. Toronto,  the Celtics ugly but effective win and the rest of the opening playoff weekend in the NBA. Is it time to panic in the Bronx if you’re the Yankees? They’re sure underachieving, but the injuries continue to mount, especially with their top players. I’ll review the week that was and what lies ahead for the Bombers as the defending champion Red Sox come to town this week. Also, the Mets started off with a bang in Atlanta only to cool off by losing the back two games of their four game series to the Braves. Now it’s onto Philadelphia as they’ll face Bryce Harper & company for the first time this year. I’ll check in on the good (Pete Alonso), the bad (Jacob deGrom’s last two starts) and the ugly (the bullpen, minus Edwin Diaz)  on the Amazins’ as their ten game road trip continues. I’ll chirp in on all of the above and then some, on a jam packed mid-April show you won’t want to miss on this weeks installment of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 65)

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JAYREELZ NBA Playoff Preview, (Including the Brooklyn Nets)

It’s about that time for another two month sprint to the NBA Finals and covering it from soup to nuts is none other than yours truly on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. I’ll detail all of the main storylines coming into this tournament.  Can the Warriors three-peat?  Who can upset the two time defending champs in the West? Are the Bucks primed for a deep playoff run? Will the Celtics regroup and take the next step? Do the Nets have what it takes to upset the Sixers? I’ll deep dive into each conference and predict who’ll represent the East and West for this years NBA Championship. This pod will have you prepped and ready to digest all that’s to come over the next eight weeks as we’re ready to tip off another postseason on this latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 64)

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Auburn's Controversial Foul? NCAA Title Game Preview. Nets & Potential NBA Seedings, Islanders/NHL Playoff Overview, MLB's First Ten Days

I have a full smorgasbord of sports to whet your appetite on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. We’re now down to two. The Final Four was overcome with controversy as the Auburn Tigers was thisclose to making their first trip to the Championship Game. Was it a foul? Should have it been called? I’ll be sure to delve into those final 0.6 seconds vs. Virginia which changed the trajectory of the Final Four, Texas Tech’s mild upset over Michigan State and a preview of what lies ahead for tonights’ winner take all matchup. The NBA is about to embark on another postseason, but there are still a couple of games to be played. The Brooklyn Nets have punched their ticket to the playoffs, but their seed isn’t set in stone. I’ll get into both races in the East and West as the bottom of the playoff seedings in each conference have yet to be determined. On the other hand, the NHL playoffs are set. The Islanders will host the first round since 1984 against the battle tested Penguins. What are their chances to move onto the next round? Who is the biggest X-factor of this series? It may not be who you think, so you’ll have to listen to find out. I’ll also reveal the main headlines leading the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup, with the Tampa Bay Lightning at the forefront of being one of the all time great teams with a potential championship in their sight. There’s some baseball to talk about. Not just the week that was for the Mets and Yankees, but the Orioles Chris Davis’s plight, the cold Cubs & Red Sox and the white hot Mariners, Dodgers and Mike Trout’s torrid HR streak. Plus, the Jets new uniform reveal, Antonio Brown is in the news again and the Masters are just days away. Chock full of sports talk to fill your headphones on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 63)

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NCAA's Final Four, Duke's Luck Runs Out, Mets/Yanks/Bryce, MLB Opening Weekend, Nets & Isles Playoff Push, Kristaps Assault, NFL Pass Interference Rule

The BEST sports month of the year has begun. And that’s NO April Fool, on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is set. I’ll recap the teams who’ve made it to Minneapolis that have set themselves up to make it to the title game. Plus, I’ll review Duke’s lucky run to the Regional Final that ended in being upset AND with the prospects of Zion Williamson expected to declare himself for the NBA Draft. Or not? The MLB season is underway as I discuss the opening weekend for the Mets, Yankees and Bryce Harper, whose contract is already paying dividends to the Philly faithful. I’ll also check in on the Nets and Islanders as they’re in hot pursuit of the playoffs. The Isles are in. The Nets control their own destiny, but there are teams waiting to leapfrog them as we’re into the final ten days of the NBA season. You’ll hear my thoughts on if the Nets will make it and why it’s important for them to qualify for the postseason this year! I'll also get into the allegations of former NY Knicks forward, Kristaps Porzingis of sexual assault. I’ll get into the pass interference rule that’s been implemented for the NFL this year. Will it be successful? Can it be successful? We’ll have to wait and find out, but I have an opinion on this that you won’t want to miss. Get your sports fix right here, from the one who brings the entire sports world to you all by himself on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 62)

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JAYREELZ 2019 MLB Preview (Including Mets & Yankees)

Are you ready to pop open some peanuts and Cracker Jack? The 2019 MLB season is here! I’ll cover everything on what this year has to offer on this special baseball preview of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Yankees didn’t make a big splash this offseason, but certainly made some tweaks to an already robust lineup and lethal bullpen. I’ll discuss what are the keys to another big season in the Bronx and will they make it deep into October to capture that elusive  28th World Series flag? As for the Mets, we know it’s a bunch of what if’s, but there are three critical points in order for them to have a successful season. Listen to my analysis of what the Amazins’ can do to make it back to the playoffs for the first time in three years. I’ll also handicap all of the divisions in baseball, who’ll make it to the postseason, who will surprise and disappoint, my six over/under predictions and which team will be standing on the MLB mountaintop with the World Series crown this year. Wall to wall baseball to get you prepared for the 162 game marathon and beyond on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 61)

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NCAA's Sweet 16/Duke Escapes, Gronk Retires, Big Ben Awaits, MLB Over/Unders, deGrom's Contract Clock, NBA & NHL Homestretch

It’s officially spring! The Madness is in full effect! A baseball season is about to begin! And we’re into the homestretch of the NBA & NHL regular season. Chock full of sports chatter for your earbuds as I deliver all of that and then some on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. We are down to sixteen teams in the NCAA Tournament. I’ll recap what took place over the weekend, including a miraculous outcome for the Duke Blue Devils, and review what lies ahead as we set our sights on the Final Four. I’ll touch on a couple of NFL tidbits. The retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Is he a Hall of Famer? What’s on the mind of Ben Roethlisberger as he has some questions to answer regarding his relationship with two of his former teammates in particular. And a couple of free agent signings throughout the league. The MLB season has begun (with the two games in Japan where Seattle sweeps Oakland), but it commences state side on Thursday as we usher in another year of baseball. I’ll set the table as I delve into the over/under win totals, the status of Jacob deGrom’s contract as Opening Day is just a few days away and tip my hand on the MLB Preview that I’ll have in store later in the week. I’ll also get into these last couple of weeks with the Celtics and Islanders as they head into the homestretch of a long, grueling season. Closing out the first quarter of 2019 in grand style with nothing but informative, entertaining and credible sports talk on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 60)

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March Madness Begins, NFL Free Agency Fallout, MLB Rule Changes, Clyde Frazier's Comments About LeBron

CORRECTION: During the March Madness segment of the podcast, I mentioned that Tennessee won the SEC Championship. It was Auburn. My apologies for the erroneous information.

Let the Madness begin as March starts to scorch the sports universe on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Get your brackets ready because we’re going full throttle on the NCAA Tournament as I dissect the regions, who’ll be this years Cinderella and which four teams will represent in Minneapolis to play for the National Championship. The NFL offseason did not disappoint (unless you’re a fan of the football Giants). So much to dive into whether it’s the fallout of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, the Browns already punching their ticket to the Super Bowl, Le’Veon Bell to the Jets and all of the craziness that ensued during this free agency period. Plus, what players are left standing as teams will now gear up for the NFL Draft. There are some rule changes coming to MLB, two of them happening in this coming year. I’ll deliver what they are and share my thoughts on whether or not it’s good for baseball. Also, will the Yankees not having P Luis Severino in their starting rotation be a major, minor or no problem at all? I’ll have all of that, including the latest in the NBA (Clyde Frazier’s comments about LeBron, playoff seeds in East & West), NHL (Islanders hanging on to first place) and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 59)

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Antonio Brown Trade & The Aftermath in Pittsburgh, Severino Scare For Yankees, James Dolan Is At It AGAIN!

The Ides of March are here and the sports world is starting to shape up as I have a lot to get into on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Antonio Brown saga in Pittsburgh is finally over, but the aftermath is just beginning. AB strong armed his way off the team, got a new deal and is heading west to Oakland in the process. Who are the winners and losers in this complicated transaction? You’re going to get an earful of sound bites from yours truly as I have a ton to say about all of what took place over the weekend AND what lies ahead for the disgruntled former All-Pro, the Steelers and the Raiders as well. The NFL year commences on Wednesday with plenty of moves on the docket. I’ll get into some of the major player movements that have taken place and what could be on the horizon throughout the league. The Yankees have a major issue to deal with at the top of their pitching rotation as Luis Severino will be out indefinitely with rotator cuff inflammation. What does this mean for the Bombers moving forward? Is there a trade forthcoming? You’ll get my take on what may happen next for the Yanks as we’re two and a half weeks away from Opening Day. The Knicks continue their quest for finishing with the worst record in the NBA. But they’re making news off the court thanks to their owner, James Dolan. I’ll get into what the latest incident regarding the despised leader of the organization was involved in, and yes, maybe it’s time to SELL THE TEAM as what was directed at him during the end of Saturdays’ Kings-Knicks matchup. Plus, the latest in the NBA, NHL and a week and change away from March Madness. Your one stop market to get all of your sports goods every week, here on The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 58)

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Bryce's 13 Year Marriage with Philadelphia, MLB's Remaining Free Agents, Witten's 'Un'-Retirement, Tavares Long Island Nightmare. Plus, Lakers/Celtics Misery

We move full steam ahead into the month of March with all that’s going on in the world of sports on the latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Philadelphia Phillies have won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes with a record setting 13 year, $330 million dollar contract, but is this REALLY the place he wanted to play? I’ll get into every nook and cranny about what his signing means for the Phillies, the NL East and his legacy that you won’t want to miss. I’ll also talk about some other key free agents that are out there for the taking as we’re one week into spring training throughout the MLB. Jason Witten has made news by coming back to play for the only organization that he’s known in the Dallas Cowboys, leaving his Monday Night Football gig at ESPN. Has the year off reinvigorated the former All-Pro tight end? I’ll share my thoughts on what his return to the ‘Boys means and if the bad press of becoming a commentator was one of the reasons for ‘un-retiring’. I’ll also have more on the Antonio Brown fallout in Pittsburgh in regards to recent comments on ESPN. Is he not to blame for what went on in the final weeks of the season? What teams are rumored to be in the running for the soon to be former Steelers WR. Lots to discuss regarding those questions and others around the NFL. Former Islander captain, John Tavares was Public Enemy #1 this past Thursday on Long Island. More importantly, the Islanders are in the midst of a big five game homestand against their toughest competitors in the East, in which they let down the last couple of games including to the surging Washington Capitals. I’ll recap what was a wild scene at the old barn and take the pulse of the blue and orange as they head into the final month of the NHL season with the slimmest of margins at the top of the standings. Including, calling out an old Ranger (Sean Avery) who had some not so nice things to say about the Islanders in the wake of Tavares’s homecoming. Plus, all that’s happening throughout the NBA, College Basketball and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 57)

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Bryce's DestinationGate, Zion's SneakerGate, Robert Kraft's SexGate. Plus, NHL Trade Deadline & NBA Roundup

I’m closing out the month of February in strong fashion as I deliver all that’s happening in the world of sports on this edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Manny Machado has finally found a home in San Diego. With all players reporting for spring training, there is still one big fish out there not signed to a major league contract. Will Bryce Harper come to agreement with the Phillies who are hot on his trail? Or possibly the Dodgers, as they’ve stepped into the mix to procure the former MVP? You’ll get my up to the minute analysis on where this road may lead to and why I believe Philadelphia shouldn’t be a destination for the former National. All of the talk last week in college basketball was the injury to Duke’s ballyhooed freshman, Zion Williamson. It sparked a national debate on whether he should sit out for the rest of the season and enter the NBA Draft, how college players should be paid, etc. But I’ll give you the real reason why this is a story at all and I’ll point the finger as to who is the culprit in all of this mess. Then you have the developments of Friday’s charge to New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft of soliciting a prostitute in a massage parlor in Florida. There’s still more to come with this story, but I’ll share firsthand why we shouldn’t jump the gun on prosecuting Mr. Kraft, but also should’ve known that this firestorm was going to come whether or not he’s guilty. Plus, the latest on the NHL trade deadline, a trip around the NBA and much more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 56)

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NBA's 'Second Half', Antonio Brown Saga, Jacob deGrom's Future, NHL Buyers & Sellers

As most of the country is celebrating a long holiday weekend, start your Monday off catching up with all that’s shaking down in the world of sports on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The NBA All-Star Weekend is in the books so now we’ll focus on what lies ahead for the rest of this season. Will the Bucks hold the top spot in the East? Can the Raptors secure the #1 seed for the second year in the row? Do the Celtics have a big run in them? Can the Lakers make a push into the top eight in the West? Can anyone dethrone Golden State? Those questions and much more will be answered by yours truly as the Association commences their ‘second half’ on Thursday. The Antonio Brown/Pittsburgh Steelers soap opera has added another twist as the disgruntled WR is requesting a trade out of Pittsburgh. You’ve heard my thoughts on past podcasts about this, but there’s another layer to this never ending saga. Hear what I have to say about how the front office should handle this and how this move can actually make the team come together and be better as a whole. There’s a potential standoff rising in Flushing as Jacob deGrom and his agent are looking for a long term payday, but the Mets aren’t quick to pull the trigger because the reigning Cy Young Award winner still has two years left before he’s a free agent. I’ll share my take on what needs to be done and how this deal may possibly make or break this team for years to come. Also, some thoughts on the NHL as teams will start to buy or sell with the trade deadline a week away, Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have settled and Duke rises back to number one in the country. You’ll have all of this and a little more on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 55)

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