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    Better Rivals Ep. 316: The upside of Jimmy Garoppolo

    Better Rivals Ep. 316: The upside of Jimmy Garoppolo

    On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, Kevin Cole (Data Scientist for Pro Football Focus) joins to discuss what predictive statistics tell us about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future. What does a Garoppolo’s performance in 2019 tell us about his future career arc? Are there better options available? Is Jimmy’s age a concern? All that plus Ninja Turtles, cheeseburgers, and a Bayesian outlook on life.
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    • 38 min
    Better Rivals Ep. 315: What went wrong for the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

    Better Rivals Ep. 315: What went wrong for the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

    On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, we get cathartic and try to talk through it after the 49ers’ heartbreaking Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs. How did things go so well for the first three quarters? Where did it all start to fall apart? And what does this loss mean for the team going forward? 
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    • 45 min
    SUPER BOWL LIV: Akshay Khanna

    SUPER BOWL LIV: Akshay Khanna

    RJ Ochoa (Blogging the Boys) & Jeanna Thomas) sit down with GM of Sports at StubHub Akshay Khanna!
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    • 11 min
    SUPER BOWL LIV: Dan Kitts

    SUPER BOWL LIV: Dan Kitts

    RJ Ochoa (Blogging the Boys) & Jeanna Thomas (The Falcoholic) are joined by Dan Kitts, the flyover pilot for the Super Bowl!
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    • 14 min
    SUPER BOWL LIV: Keith Ismael

    SUPER BOWL LIV: Keith Ismael

    RJ Ochoa (Blogging the Boys) & Jeanna Thomas (The Falcoholic) sit down with NFL draft prospect and lifelong 49ers fan Keith Ismael (center, San Diego State)!
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    • 16 min
    Better Rivals BONUS: NextGen Stats with John Pollard

    Better Rivals BONUS: NextGen Stats with John Pollard

    John Pollard from Zebra technologies, the company behind NextGen Stats, joins to detail a a few numbers to watch ahead of Super Bowl LIV.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Fitz1981 ,

Insightful and intelligent podcasting

Oscar is always insightful throughout his podcast with the occasional guests- but particularly love the episodes with the robin (David) to his batman!

Funny at times and classy throughout

Keep it up x

ajra21 ,

better rivals is the better podcast ...

this might be one of the best podcasts on iTunes. that kind of praise might make some nervous but this podcast is that good. if you’re a niners’ fan, or a fan of good quality, in depth, football analysis, there isn’t a better show. the hosts, oscar & david, are exceptional at providing insight into the niners. they break down plays, use quality stats and are prepared to “teach” those who might not understand some of the more tricky concepts.
Update: the loss of David Neumann is clearly a downgrade but the new remains good enough to keep BR as the best Niner podcast around.

LT 09886 ,

Great, informative and hilarious

In-depth 49ers news, tactical breakdowns and inside jokes.

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