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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.

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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 304 - A Compelling First Golf Major of the Year. A Downside to a Spring Football Season?

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 304 - A Compelling First Golf Major of the Year. A Downside to a Spring Football Season?

    Collin Morikawa wins the PGA Championship is exciting fashion capping off a compelling first major of the golf season. Is he here to stay? How about the influx of young talent into the sport... Why it was still a compelling tournament without Tiger Woods dominating play. And did we miss the fans being in attendance? Plus, some bone-headed decisions made in baseball... a benches clearing brawl in the middle of a pandemic?! Really? And the Indians pitcher sent home after a night out at the casino... When will MLB players get it? Plus, are we are the verge of the college football season being delayed to the spring?

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 303 - MLB Whip-Around. NBA Potential Playoff Seeding Chaos. PGA's First Major of the Year

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 303 - MLB Whip-Around. NBA Potential Playoff Seeding Chaos. PGA's First Major of the Year

    A lot of fun and excitement in the actual games for baseball and basketball! The guys find themselves already looking at the standings in baseball and dissecting possible playoff match-ups in the NBA. You as excited? Plus, golf is set for its first Major of the year... Who you rooting for? And who would be best for the sport if they won? And a tribute to the legendary Pete Hamill.

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 302 - Sports Overload! NBA and MLB Heating Up

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 302 - Sports Overload! NBA and MLB Heating Up

    With the first weekend of the NBA's restart behind us, the guys are giddy to have lots of sports to discuss. What were the takeaways? Who surprised you? And why this season has been one of the most competitive to date. Plus, the Yankees and Dodgers begin to separate in this condensed season... But will it finish? What is Shohei Ohtani's future with the Angles after another tough pitching outing? What is going on with Yoenis Céspedes and the Mets? And how come we don't have more great American soccer stars?

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 301 - The NBA Season "ReZooms"... Who Will Win It All? And the Astros Given a Message

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 301 - The NBA Season "ReZooms"... Who Will Win It All? And the Astros Given a Message

    Who you got to win the NBA title?! The guys discuss all the major storylines heading into tonight's resumption of play. Will the emotions of the game still be there with dead silence in the stands? Plus, is the league trying everything they can to get Zion and the Pelicans into the playoffs? The Astros were given a message by an interesting messenger... Was the punishment for Joe Kelly throwing at Alex Bregman to harsh? And is there a bigger issue for baseball with the Marlins and their string of positive Covid-19 tests?

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 300 - MLB Opening Weekend Storylines. NCAA's Procrastination Approach. Lou Breaks the Bubble

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 300 - MLB Opening Weekend Storylines. NCAA's Procrastination Approach. Lou Breaks the Bubble

    Actual sports to discuss! Is Justin Verlander's injury a sign of things to come in baseball? Is this the risk you run when trying to start a season on a unusual timeline? Four Marlins players test positive for Covid-19... Is this the beginning of the last man standing in baseball? And why we are in for a wild season. Plus, should players be penalized harsher if they break covid-19 protocols? Lou Williams simply gets a 10 day quarantine for his strip club visit... Should it be harsher? And do we feel confident in a football season in College? The guys debate.

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 299 - MLB Opening Day 2020!

    The Sports Reporters - Episode 299 - MLB Opening Day 2020!

    What are you expecting from this baseball season? Are we poised to see an outlier take it all? Or are the Yankees and Dodgers destined to meet in the World Series? Are Mike Trout and the Angeles positioned for a big year? How about the defending Champs... Are the Nationals in a prime position to repeat with their one game at a time mentality? The sprint season provides us with plenty of story lines! Oh, and did we mention Mookie Betts and the Dodgers will be together for the next 12 years? Plus, the NBA has spoken up about social justice issues but where is their criticism of China? Is it all tied to money? And if there is no pre-season in the NFL, will the quality of play slip in this upcoming season?

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