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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!

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Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!

Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

    Inauguration Day 2021; Mets issues; Springer to the Blue Jays (1/20)

    Inauguration Day 2021; Mets issues; Springer to the Blue Jays (1/20)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Inauguration’ as in day one of the 46th President’s term as in the end of the Trump Era and the beginning of the Biden Era. Let’s discuss what today is and what happens next. (14:55) The New York Mets are back to being a mess. Sandy Alderson met with the media and made so many mistakes when discussing the firing of his new GM Jared Porter. Be better. (23:50) So did the Mets land the big fish? Did they get George Springer? Nope. Springer is expected to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays for 6 years, $150M. A huge deal that apparently the Mets were not willing to go there. (31:27) Review - Locked Down. (36:45) NPPOD - we head to the NBA. (38:20) Let’s talk about Patrick Mahomes and the AFC Championship. Is Mahomes going to be cleared? #waittosee
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    • 48 min
    Mets had NO CHOICE but to FIRE GM Jared Porter (1/19)

    Mets had NO CHOICE but to FIRE GM Jared Porter (1/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘You’re fired’ as in see ya as in you’re terminated as in you can’t work here as in Jared Porter has been fired as the New York Mets General Manager for sending an unsolicited penis photo to a female reporter back in 2016. That wasn’t all he did. He also sent here 62 unanswered text messages over the course of a few months. ESPN ran a story, the Mets released a statement and the next morning owner Steve Cohen announces the firing. Porter was hired as the new GM on December 13, 2020. (21:15)Tennessee fires Jeremy Pruitt. What does it mean to be fired by cause? The school also fired 10 other people in the football program. The Athletic Director resigned, but the school said it had nothing to do with the Pruitt scandal! (37:36) Review - One Night in Miami. (41:00) Inauguration Day is tomorrow. Will a change happen? #waittosee
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    • 47 min
    NFL NEEDS a healthy Patrick Mahomes (1/18)

    NFL NEEDS a healthy Patrick Mahomes (1/18)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘mayday’ as in emergency as she’s going down as in be prepared for a crash landing as in what the NFL/CBS/Kansas City front offices were screaming after Patrick Mahomes left the game with a head injury. He was ruled out with a possible concussion. Oh, no! What happens now? With a chance for the Chiefs to make it to their 2nd straight Super Bowl will the Patrick Mahomes play against the Buffalo Bills? This is the ultimate waittosee. (13:40) NPPOD - let’s recap our weekend NFL picks and talk about the Saints and Bucs, Brees vs Brady. (16:33) Today is Martin Luther King Day. I have to share this story from 31 years ago. My sister and I went to Knicks vs Bulls at MSG, the night the Trent Tucker Rule was born. (23:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the major NBA trade where the Nets sent Caris Levert to the Pacers and it was revealed in his physical that there was a mass on his kidney. Whoa. So someone wanted to know how this trade was still able to go through. (32:45) Review - Sylvie’s Love. (37:38) The New York Yankees have got their ace! Or do they? Signing two-time Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber to a one-year, $11M deal was the move. Signing DJ LaMahieu to a 6-year, $90M deal was the bigger move. Does this do anything for the Yankees World Series chances?#waittosee
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    • 48 min
    Theo Epstein making a move for MLB commissioner? (1/15)

    Theo Epstein making a move for MLB commissioner? (1/15)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘fox’ as in sly as a fox as in someone who is exceptionally clever or cunning or our pal Theo Epstein. Why was he in the news? He’s joining MLB’s Commissioner’s Office with a new job. Does this mean Theo is in line to be the new commissioner of baseball? Maybe, but let’s explain what this new role will actually be. (11:50) Urban Meyer is the new head coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yay! Tank for Trevor and Urban was a success! Owner Shad Khan had hilarious things to say about his own hiring. (24:45) Review - The LadyKillers. (26:40) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Tillman Fertitta and his reported refusal to trade James Harden to Philly because of Daryl Morey. Whoa. (36:20) NPPOD. - Some more football picks to wet your beaks. (40:00) When will MLB free agency start to open up? Are the Yankees close with DJ? Mets making moves for Brad Hand? #waittosee
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    • 47 min
    Samson Sit-Down: Pablo Torre

    Samson Sit-Down: Pablo Torre

    On today's Samson Sit-Down, ESPN host Pablo Torre joins the show. Torre and David talk all things digital, how they met, Dan LeBatard's ESPN exit, and just chop it up on the latest happenings in their lives. You can follow Pablo Torre on Twitter @PabloTorre and be sure to check out his podcast ESPN Daily.
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    • 49 min
    James Harden forces trade to Brooklyn Nets (1/14)

    James Harden forces trade to Brooklyn Nets (1/14)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘checkmate’ as in the Queen’s Gambit as in playing chess as in James Harden got exactly what he wanted. The Houston Rockets traded Harden to the Brooklyn Nets for what seems like one million first round picks. What’s going to happen with Kyrie Irving now? Is he going to come back? (10:00) What about the 76ers failing to make a trade for James Harden? Their superstar Ben Simmons was dangled out in the trade world and now there is no trade. How do you talk to that player? (19:55) Review - Mank. (25:01) MLB is suspending all political contributions in the wake of the invasion of the US Capitol last week. What exactly happened here and what was MLB contributing prior to this? (34:15) It time for some NPPOD - we look ahead to the NFL playoffs this weekend. (40:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I was running the Dolphins how would I deal with some of my players thinking Tua isn’t good enough to lead the team. Is he? #waittosee
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Twix1290 ,

Brutal honesty

Great insight into how professional sports is managed by the front end. It’s great to hear how things get done from the inside of a sports team. So often we hear about it from the players point. Who is a player that you wanted to sign and regretted it once he arrived in the clubhouse?

2020fp ,

A refreshing view on sports & business

David calls it as he sees it. He is unperturbed by any criticism and articulates his position extremely well. It’s refreshing to hear what goes on in the front office & interactions with owner fans players & league officials.
Now if you became President of a Baseball Team again who would you hire as your GM & Manager ?

jhtthgcf ,

Melbourne Cup

David, I’m an avid listener from Adelaide Australia. A few months ago you mentioned that you came here for the Melbourne Cup, and it made the Kentucky Derby look average. I would appreciate you expanding on that because I have never been to it.

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