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Texas and OU to the SEC, MLB trade deadline and cool times at Ox-nerd
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss the seismic shock of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC and the devastating effect on the rest of the Big 12 [1:31]. Evan tells us what the Rangers should expect in return for Joey Gallo at Friday's deadline and what it might take to re-sign him [21:49]. David lectures on the marine layer in Oxnard and Jerry Jones' abuse of the town's name while breaking down the roster turnover and what that portends for the implementation of a new defense [30:03]. Bonus question: Does the Russian Olympic Committee compete in suits? Find more ‘Dallas Morning News’ audio and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.
The Mavs' need for D, the Rangers' all-time low and McCarthy's redux, or redo
SportsDay Insiders Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant talk about the Rangers' new low after they were shut out three games in a row [4:17]. Evan even concocts a word to illustrate the desperate need for improvement: "dramastically," a mash-up of dramatically and drastically [7:45]. David and Kevin compare the Bucks' top 3 players with the Mavs' top 3 and find no "D" in Dallas [16:50]. And David says Mike McCarthy's second training camp with the Cowboys gives him a chance to make amends for last year's horrible first impression [26:41]. Bonus segment: Aliens in our midst. Find more Dallas Morning News audio and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.
All-Star Rangers, Mavs recruiters and a fair deal for Sha’Carri Richardson
Kevin Sherrington and Evan Grant discuss what it means to have three Rangers — Joey Gallo, Adolis Garcia and Kyle Gibson — named to the All-Star team [5:11]. They also discuss the evolution of NBA front offices and the Mavs’, in particular, with Nico Harrison, a recruiter, replacing Donnie Nelson, a scout [21:07]. Could Dallas sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson run the relay in Tokyo? The guys discuss the possibilities while ripping WADA, the organization that rulied Sha’Carri ineligible for the 100 meters based on an outdated rulebook [29:12]. Bonus feature: In an NIL-inspired appeal, Evan and Kevin look for a sponsor [36:14]. Pizza, anyone? Find more ‘Dallas Morning News’ audio and a special membership offer for listeners at dallasnews.com/listen.
SportsDay Insider: Cuban's ego vs. Jerry's ego, speaking out and keeping baseballs clean
In our SportsDay Insider podcast this week, Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant decide that Mark Cuban's ego is more problematic than Jerry Jones', and may scare off a strong GM candidate [4:07]. They also discuss the impact made by Carl Nassib [15:55], the first active NFL player to say he's gay, as well as an essay by former Rangers beat writer Kat O’Brien [22:25], who revealed that she was raped by an MLB player in 2002. Evan relates how Kyle Gibson feels about being frisked [27:58], whether Adolis Garcia is the new Danny Santana [34:59] and his latest adventures at Buc-ee's.
SportsDay Insider: Kiner-Falefa's All-Star snub, the Mavs' Luka dilemma and did the Cowboys pick the right CB after all?
Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant consider whether Isiah Kiner-Falefa will use his 11th-place ranking in the All-Star voting as more motivation and what he'd think about a move to second base [4:00]. Also, can the Mavs win if Luka Doncic does a little less? He needs help, but it's probably not coming from the outside [17:30]. And in the bonus rookie camp, Nahshon Wright gets another chance to prove that the Cowboys didn't overrate him in the draft [26:55]. Speaking of overrated, that's what Evan thinks of Buc-ee's. Blasphemy!
SportsDay Insider: The Mavs' Porzingis question, the Cowboys' offensive line and lots of barking
Kevin Sherrington, David Moore and Evan Grant discuss lunch with their old boss before getting to the meat of the podcast: What do the Mavs do about Kristaps Porziņģis, their most expensive player [2:57], David says the Cowboys' offensive line may not be back to what it was when it was the world's greatest, but it's good enough [20:04], and Evan wants to know what's up with Zeke's dogs [25:57]. And, speaking of woofs, or whiffs, can the Rangers hit enough to keep their manager from giving up on them [27:51].