Dick Stockton, one of the preeminent sports broadcasters, has had a unique front-row seat to the major sporting events and sports stories of our time. He has called the shots from the Olympics, World Series, NBA Finals and a wide range of historic sports moments for CBS, NBC, Fox and Turner. He has interviewed and gotten to know the greats and other personalities in ways that transcend what the average fan sees and hears.
Now he takes his insider knowledge, opinions, storytelling and golden voice to the world of podcasting in his new weekly podcast series, “Stockton!”
EP 11: Stewart Cink Talks Cancer, Religion and Golf
Pro Golfer Stewart Cink joins Dick for an in-depth conversation about golf, cancer, religion, fear, advice and so much more. Stewart was the winner of the 2009 Open Championship, spent over 40 weeks in the top 10 of the official World Golf ranking from 2004-2009 and is still active on the PGA Circuit today.
EP 10: The Goomba Podcast with Steve Schirripa
This week, Dick has a "sit down" with a bonafide “goomba”: Steve Schirripa, famously known as Tony Soprano's brother-in-law Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri, on The Sopranos.
Aside from that breakout role, Steve's had a long and diverse career as an actor in film and television, as a voice-over talent, and as a producer. He’s also been a fill in host on NBC's Today show and now he has a recurring role as a detective on the hit CBS TV show “Blue Bloods”.
If that's not enough, Steve's also a published author with six books to his credit including: “The Goomba's Book of Love”, “The Goomba Diet: Large and Loving It”, and “A Goomba's Guide to Life”.
Plus he recently launched a line of organic, vegan pasta sauces under the name “Uncle Steve's Italian Specialties”.
EP 9: Patrick Ewing
One of the greats of the game of basketball, Patrick Ewing, an 11-time all star, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who's also had his number, “33” retired by the New York Knicks and was named one of the top 50 greatest NBA players of all time, talks to Dick about his playing days and the newest chapter in his storied career, becoming head coach for his alma mater: Georgetown University.
From the NBA to "Hoya Paranoia" to who he thinks should be the NBA MVP, Patrick Ewing speaks his mind on this episode of STOCKTON!
EP 8: The "Doctor" is in...
When it comes to play-by-play announcers in hockey, there's no one better than the great Doc Emrick.
He’s been behind the mic for 18-Stanley Cup Finals, has called 13 NHL All Star games, has called both men’s and women’s Olympic Hockey games and in 2011 became the first NHL play-by-play announcer to win an Emmy for “Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-By-Play”. Doc wasn’t done, winning that same award for the last three consecutive years.
The Emmys are a fitting tribute to a guy who’s now in his 34th year calling NHL games, including this year's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for NBC Sports.
In this episode of STOCKTON, the legendary Doc Emerick talks to Dick about how it all started, how he got the knick-name "Doc" and shares his personal battle in beating cancer.
EP 7: Chris Webber
Chris Webber's rise as one of the greats of the NBA started in his college playing days at Michigan where he led a talented group of players that cemented their place in Wolverine lore, known as the Fab Five.
A first-round draft pick in the NBA, Chris went on to play for 15 years in the league with five different teams: the Golden State Warriors, the Washington Bullets/Wizards, the Sacramento Kings, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons.
Along the way Chris was a named NBA Rookie of the year, was a five-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA Team member.
Currently he is a broadcaster with TNT where his recent work during "March Madness", the NCAA College Basketball Championship tournament won him high praise from colleagues and fans alike.
Controversial, charismatic and a collector, Chris Webber shares his thoughts the game of basketball with Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Stockton.
EP 6: Hall of Fame MLB manager Tony La Russa
Tony La Russa has been in baseball since breaking into the "bigs" as a player back in 1963 with the Kansas City Athletics, but it was as a manager that he's most acclaimed.
And as a manager for the Chicage White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, there’s no doubt Tony La Russa's been one of the best.
Over the course of his managerial career La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles.
He was also voted “Manager of the Year” four times and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.
Now in the front office of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tony La Russa shares his views on what makes a great manager and also what makes great players.
Dick Stockton has great guests and is able to open up with his guests and his thoughts on sports.
I like it!
Listened with my husband, so now we've got something to talk about concerning sports!!!
I love how Dick Stockton interviews, you can tell he has personal connections with his guests! Nice job! I look forward to hearing more! I'm hoping you can get Charles Barkley on soon!