30 episodes

This show takes no prisoners and does not suffer fools. Decades of experience in major college basketball, and a rolodex to match. The big names visit this show. Passionate about Indiana basketball, the Chicago Cubs, the lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich, and his kids. Opinions about everything, afraid of nothing.

The Dan Dakich Show Podcast The Dan Dakich Show

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This show takes no prisoners and does not suffer fools. Decades of experience in major college basketball, and a rolodex to match. The big names visit this show. Passionate about Indiana basketball, the Chicago Cubs, the lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich, and his kids. Opinions about everything, afraid of nothing.

    Greg Rakestraw fills in as Dan takes the day off to golf, Sean Salisbury and Kevin Bowen share their Colts thoughts headed into the bye, Tricia Whitaker reveals all the Indiana ties the Tampa Bay Rays have on its roster

    Greg Rakestraw fills in as Dan takes the day off to golf, Sean Salisbury and Kevin Bowen share their Colts thoughts headed into the bye, Tricia Whitaker reveals all the Indiana ties the Tampa Bay Rays have on its roster

    (00:00-20:23) – Greg Rakestraw fills in for Dan Dakich today, but Dan checks in from Tampa Bay to tell you about his flight and what college football he will be watching. Greg sets you up with a monster show today discussing Colts, Pacers, IU, Purdue, and the World Series. Producer Jimmy Cook joins in the final minutes of this segment to go over which conversations he is looking forward to listening to today. 
    (20:25-30:47) – Co-host of the Hammer and Nigel Show on WIBC in Jason Hammer returns to the Dan Dakich Show with Greg Rakestraw filling in for Dan to explain what You Bet With Bet Rivers, tells you to study up against the smaller schools and conferences instead of the larger conferences, and where you will make your money at this weekend.  
    (30:49-42:23) – Fox Sports Florida’s Tricia Whitaker joins the show with Greg Rakestraw today to explain what it has been like maintaining a relationship with the players without being able to go into locker rooms to talk to the Tampa Bay Rays players, how Austin Meadows was her neighbor growing up without knowing, and the other players on the Rays that have a connection to Indiana. 
    (37:33-1:02:10) – A regular guest on the Dan Dakich Show in Sean Salisbury joins on a Friday versus a Monday to elaborate on how Philip Rivers needed a quarter like the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, the November and December stretch that the Colts are about to enter following next week’s game against the Detroit Lions, and how he believes the Tennessee Titans need to be in the conversation as a potential Super Bowl champion.
    (1:02:12-1:15:42) – Scott Agness from Fieldhouse Files joins the Dan Dakich Show with Greg Rakestraw today to discuss how much of the Toronto Raptors system will be implemented underneath Nate Bjorkgren as the new Pacers head coach, where we are right now in the Victor Oladipo saga, and he gives his best guess as to when the next NBA season will start. 
    (1:15:44-1:25:38) – With the Big Ten starting their season this weekend, Greg brings on Zach Osterman from the Indianapolis Star to share his thoughts on how good he thinks the Indiana Hoosiers are, what to expect with a healthy Michael Penix Jr., and which player IU will miss the most due to a student-athlete graduating and a player they will be missing out on due to injury.
    (1:25:40-1:49:04) – Greg Rakestraw kicks off the final hour of today’s show in place of Dan Dakich with our very own Kevin Bowen to explain why it will be a week to week love-hate relationship with Philip Rivers the rest of the season, how Kemoko Turay is such a key ingredient for the Colts defense the rest of the season once he comes off of the PUP list, and how he expects Marcus Johnson to stay on the Colts roster the rest of the season.  In the final minutes of the segment, at home producer Jimmy Cook joins the show for his hourly check in to see how Greg would feel with the NBA possibly returning on Christmas day. 
    (1:49:06-1:59:31) – Rounding out our guests today is writer from goldandblack.com in Tom Dienhart to set the table for the season opener for the Purdue Boilermakers against the Iowa Hawkeyes, shares the news about Rondale Moore being out this week with an undisclosed injury, and thinks Purdue will feature two quarterbacks this week.
    (1:59:33-2:05:02) – Greg Rakestraw closes out the show today with JCook’s Parlay of the day, briefly discusses his broadcast tonight for high school football with sectionals starting for Classes 1A-4A, and the finale of the NTT IndyCar Series this weekend in St. Petersburg.

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    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Friday 10/23

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Friday 10/23

    Today’s Best of Features:

    (00:00-11:02) - Fox Sports Florida’s Tricia Whitaker joins the show with Greg Rakestraw today to explain what it has been like maintaining a relationship with the players without being able to go into locker rooms to talk to the Tampa Bay Rays players, how Austin Meadows was her neighbor growing up without knowing, and the other players on the Rays that have a connection to Indiana.

    (11:03-27:34) - A regular guest on the Dan Dakich Show in Sean Salisbury joins on a Friday versus a Monday to elaborate on how Philip Rivers needed a quarter like the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, the November and December stretch that the Colts are about to enter following next week’s game against the Detroit Lions, and how he believes the Tennessee Titans need to be in the conversation as a potential Super Bowl champion.

    (27:35-39:42) – Scott Agness from Fieldhouse Files joins the Dan Dakich Show with Greg Rakestraw today to discuss how much of the Toronto Raptors system will be implemented underneath Nate Bjorkgren as the new Pacers head coach, where we are right now in the Victor Oladipo saga, and he gives his best guess as to when the next NBA season will start.

    (39:43-58:36)  – Greg Rakestraw kicks off the final hour of today’s show in place of Dan Dakich with our very own Kevin Bowen to explain why it will be a week to week love-hate relationship with Philip Rivers the rest of the season, how Kemoko Turay is such a key ingredient for the Colts defense the rest of the season once he comes off of the PUP list, and how he expects Marcus Johnson to stay on the Colts roster the rest of the season. 

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    • 58 min
    Darius Butler looks at the improved play of Xavier Rhodes and Julian Blackmon, Dan looks at who would be on an "All-Crazy" Team, Mike Wells shares his thoughts on the Colts so far this season

    Darius Butler looks at the improved play of Xavier Rhodes and Julian Blackmon, Dan looks at who would be on an "All-Crazy" Team, Mike Wells shares his thoughts on the Colts so far this season

    (00:00-20:40) – Dan kicks off another Thursday edition of the Dan Dakich Show discussing how Pat Chambers had to step down from Penn State’s men’s basketball coaching job and how he has not received a schedule yet for college basketball from ESPN, IU, or Purdue. Dan also poses a question for producers Jimmy Cook and Eddie Garrison to rank the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions.

    (20:41-33:09) – While the rumors of Antonio Brown returning to the NFL, Dan starts to wonder what kind of crazy athletes you would have on your team, and receives several callers in regards to who they think some of the most crazy athletes that they can name.  

    (33:10-37:32) – In conclusion of the first hour of the show, Dan keeps the conversation of some of the craziest athletes ever with some callers.

    (37:33-1:03:13) – One of our favorite guests in Darius Butler joins the Dan Dakich Show to explain why Xavier Rhodes has been playing significantly better this year than he did last year, what he is seeing in Julian Blackmon since stepping onto the field in a Colts uniform this season, and what a player would typically do during a bye week during a regular non-COVID season.  Producers Jimmy Cook and Eddie Garrison rank biting an ear, ripping a helmet off, and jumping into a crowd (like Ron Artest).

    (1:03:14-1:14:26) – Following the conversation with Darius Butler, Dan goes back to some of the craziest athletes that people have watched or craziest stories athletes had off the field or court.

    (1:14:27-1:18:10) – In the final segment of the one o’clock hour of today’s show, Dan discusses briefly the Pacers signing of Nate Bjorkgren, and continues to talk about some of the craziest athletes that he can remember.

    (1:18:11-1:43:31) – The final hour of the show tips off with a very good friend of the show in Seth Greenberg to discuss when fans can expect their favorite college basketball teams’ schedules to come out, whether or not we see schools schedule 27 games or if they take the safety route and schedule 25 games with the majority of non-conference games coming against in-state schools, and Seth goes in on the NFL and all of the overreaction stuff that is going on in football as a whole. 

    (1:43:32-1:56:07) – Another weekly guest from ESPN.com in Mike Wells stops by on the Dan Dakich Show to discuss whether or not he is winning election for School Board, if he is a half-glass empty or half-glass full type of guy with the Indianapolis Colts right now, and which player needs to get healthiest the fastest during the bye week.

    (1:56:08-1:58:13) – The show closes with Dan sharing the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day results and show producer Jimmy Cook revealing his JCook Parlay of the Day.

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Thursday 10/22

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Thursday 10/22

    Today’s Best of Features:

    (00:00-19:12) – One of our favorite guests in Darius Butler joins the Dan Dakich Show to explain why Xavier Rhodes has been playing significantly better this year than he did last year, what he is seeing in Julian Blackmon since stepping onto the field in a Colts uniform this season, and what a player would typically do during a bye week during a regular non-COVID season. 

    (19:13-43:40) - The final hour of the show tips off with a very good friend of the show in Seth Greenberg to discuss when fans can expect their favorite college basketball teams’ schedules to come out, whether or not we see schools schedule 27 games or if they take the safety route and schedule 25 games with the majority of non-conference games coming against in-state schools, and Seth goes in on the NFL and all of the overreaction stuff that is going on in football as a whole. 

    (43:41-56:01) –  Another weekly guest from ESPN.com in Mike Wells stops by on the Dan Dakich Show to discuss whether or not he is winning election for School Board, if he is a half-glass empty or half-glass full type of guy with the Indianapolis Colts right now, and which player needs to get healthiest the fastest during the bye week.

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    • 56 min
    New Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren gives his first radio interview, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard takes us through the hiring process, Michael Grady shares his thoughts on the Bjorkgren and talks Colts play through six week

    New Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren gives his first radio interview, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard takes us through the hiring process, Michael Grady shares his thoughts on the Bjorkgren and talks Colts play through six week

    (00:00-22:44) – The new Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren has his first press conference for the Pacers, Dan breaks down his answers and breaks down what games the Colts need to go their way this weekend in a bye week.

    (22:45–39:27)– Dan brings the new head coach of the Pacers Nate Bjorkgren on the show to talk about what he is bringing to this Pacers team. Dan asks Nate what his style of offense is along with what he also brings on the defensive end. Nate talks on the run the Raptors made to the Finals and if that adds to his credibility as a head coach.

    (39:28–39:43) – The final segment of the first hour ended with a wrap up of the conversation with Nate Bjorkgren and introduced what is coming up in the next hour of the show.

    (39:44–1:02:55) -  Michael Grady talks with Dan on what the Colts need to look like after the bye week along with what possible Quarterbacks could potentially be someone the Colts look to target for a Quarterback of the future.

    (1:02:56–1:15:15) – Callers join the show to ask Dan what to expect from Purdue this upcoming season along with the question of who will be the starting Quarterback of the Boilermakers. What should the Colts hope to happen this upcoming weekend while they are on a bye. 

    (1:15:16–1:18:57) – Dan wraps up the hour by answering callers questions on Nate Bjorkgren and his interview with him.

    (1:18:58-1:54:35)  – Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard talks with Dan on who Nate Bjorkgren is and why he was chosen as the hire for the Pacers. Kevin breaks down how he started the head coaching search and which players could thrive in Nate’s system.  

    (1:54:36–1:54:51) – Dan teases his final segment of the day and previews the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day.

    (1:54:52–1:59:34) – We hear today’s edition of The JCook Parlay of the Day and Dan wraps up the show by talking about Mookie Betts and how we get a free taco from Taco Bell because of him.

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Wednesday 10/21

    Best Of The Dan Dakich Show - Wednesday 10/21

    Today’s Best of Features:

    (00:00-16:21) – Dan brings the new head coach of the Pacers Nate Bjorkgren on the show to talk about what he is bringing to this Pacers team. Dan asks Nate what his style of offense is along with what he also brings on the defensive end. Nate talks on the run the Raptors made to the Finals and if that adds to his credibility as a head coach.

    (16:22-34:22) - Michael Grady talks with Dan on what the Colts need to look like after the bye week along with what possible Quarterbacks could potentially be someone the Colts look to target for a Quarterback of the future.

    (34:23-56:22) –  Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard talks with Dan on who Nate Bjorkgren is and why he was chosen as the hire for the Pacers. Kevin breaks down how he started the head coaching search and which players could thrive in Nate’s system.  

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    • 56 min

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