Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 381 - Speculation Swirls About Aaron Rodgers' Future. Undeniable Stats for Westbrook
What is all this Aaron Rodgers/Green Bay Packers drama about anyways?! What does he want that he doesn't already have? The guys speculate and try to figure out what's really going on here. Plus, Russell Westbrook continues to impress with his stats and play. Where does he rank historically? And is the media "distracting" Kyrie Irving? The LA Dodgers continue to lose in painful fashion as the NL West looks extremely competitive. When will the Mets' Francisco Lindor snap out of his slump? And some bad blood in the NHL.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 380 - Tom Brady Envy for Aaron Rodgers? NFL Draft Recap. Lakers Stumbling. MLB Intrigue
The 2021 NFL Draft lived up to the hype as big name quarterbacks go fast. Who did the best? The Patriots didn't have to trade up to get a QB. The Bears aggressively go after Justin Fields... What to make of it all?! The guys break it down and discuss. Does Aaron Rodgers have Tom Brady envy? The guys explain. Plus, in the NBA the Lakers continue to make trouble for themselves as they slide down the standings. Will they be in the "play in game"? And if LeBron is 100% healthy, does it really matter what seed they get? Giannis and KD put on a show. And why the parody in MLB is making for an intriguing season.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 379 - NFL Draft Day. The Beginning of Mortality for Lebron? DeGrom Continues to Dazzle
The NFL Draft is finally here! An intriguing crop of prospects has us salivating over the possibility of trades and draft day chaos. Where will the top QB's land? The guys discuss the scenarios. When is LeBron James going to return for the struggling Lakers? Chris Paul leads the Phoenix Suns to the playoffs. And Jacob deGrom continues to dazzle but the Mets can't seem to get him a win.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 378 - A Baseball Month to Remember! NFL Draft on the Horizon. NBA Hot Topics
The Dodgers and Padres treated us to a superb early season baseball series! What a month of April for the sport with so many outstanding storylines. The NFL draft is finally coming up this week. What will San Francisco do with the #3 pick? And why is Justin Fields falling on draft boards? Plus, discussing NBA hot topics! A historic run for Steph Curry... again! And Kevin Durant is back for the Nets and making it look so easy.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 377 - Ameliorating Sports No-No's: European Soccer and Lebron; A's Riding the Wave
The Sports Reporters trying to ameliorate our sports lives as the gents talk European Soccer for the first time, LeBron James controversial comments on Twitter. Are the Lakers going to be able to keep it together? Across the NBA, the league is off-kilter with so many players out with injuries. Great early MLB storylines with the A's riding the wave.
The Sports Reporters - Episode 376 - Being Your Best Self: Not the Yankees, NFL Draft and Trevor Lawrence
The Yankees are in last place in the American League East. The NFL Draft is weeks away and it stays at the top of the headlines. Trevor Lawrence makes news and has to reiterate his desire to play football. The Los Angeles Lakers are winning games with the return of Anthony Davis and Lebron James coming soon.
Just like the old TV show
I miss not having the TV show anymore so this makes up for it. I could listen to Bob Ryan all day.