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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

    Nate Burleson

    Nate Burleson

    CC and Ryan sling some heat about the lack of energy in the MLB offseason vs. other sports (0:40) before being joined by Nate Burleson, former wide receiver and host of ‘Good Morning Football’ (17:32). The guys talk about what it’s like to critique players without being a hot-take artist, James Harden requesting a trade to the Nets, the Jets' and the Giants' quarterback questions, and whether the Raiders are legitimate playoff contenders.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Nate Burleson

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Devin Williams

    Devin Williams

    The guys discuss the latest in the football, basketball, and baseball worlds, including Kim Ng making history as the first woman and the first Asian American to be named GM of a baseball team, James Harden potentially heading to Brooklyn, and whether Daniel Jones is good enough to convince the Giants not to tank (0:32). Then, Brewers reliever and National League Rookie of the Year Devin Williams joins the show to talk about how he developed his changeup, moving from starter to reliever, growing up in St. Louis, and more (25:53).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia, Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Devin Williams

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dominic Smith

    Dominic Smith

    We start this episode with some amazing personal news from Ryan, and CC slings heat about Chris Paul trade rumors and Don Mattingly being named National League Manager of the Year (2:00). Later in the show, the guys are joined by New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith to discuss the shortened MLB season, athletes' social media usage, speaking out after the Jacob Blake shooting, and more (15:00).
    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Dominic Smith

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Action Bronson

    Action Bronson

    This week, CC slings heat about a new format for a college football COVID playoff tournament, Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick, and the hirings of Tony La Russa and AJ Hinch (1:30). Then, Action Bronson joins to discuss his quarantine weight loss, working out with CC, being on set with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro during ‘The Irishman,’ Knicks and Jets fandom, and much more (18:49).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Action Bronson

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Breaking Down Blake Snell, Kevin Cash, and How the Dodgers Became Champions in MLB’s Strangest Season

    Breaking Down Blake Snell, Kevin Cash, and How the Dodgers Became Champions in MLB’s Strangest Season

    We start with CC’s take on what he would’ve done if he were Blake Snell the moment when Kevin Cash exited the dugout to pull him after allowing only two base runners in a World Series elimination game. Then, CC shares a particular frustration with ESPN and Odell Beckham Jr., and the guys discuss their quarterback tiers for this NFL season.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Instant Reactions to World Series Game 5

    Instant Reactions to World Series Game 5

    Clayton Kershaw continued to rewrite the narrative that he struggles in the postseason, as the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead over the Rays in the World Series. Can the Rays once again even the series on the back of a strong Blake Snell start? Or will the Dodgers close it out in six games? Plus: We react to the end of Game 4 from Saturday night, one of the most ridiculous finishes to any baseball game ever, let alone a World Series game.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

    • 45 min

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