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NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

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NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

    Red Sox CRUSH Astros, Yankees bringing Aaron Boone back, Fernando Tatis Jr says no to surgery -- Did we miss anything!? (10/19)

    Red Sox CRUSH Astros, Yankees bringing Aaron Boone back, Fernando Tatis Jr says no to surgery -- Did we miss anything!? (10/19)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘crushing’ as in the Boston Red Sox have crushed the Houston Astros souls over the past two games. You want a grand slam? Well, order up. Grand Slam Schwarber. The Astros have no pitching. The Red Sox are hanging on with big runs. (17:55) A report came out yesterday that Fernando Tatis Jr won’t be getting shoulder surgery. What an absolute mess. The San Diego Padres were supposed to be THAT team and they were a MASSIVE letdown. Why is this happening? (23:55) Aaron Boone is getting an extension. 3 year deal. Not the most surprising move, unless you’re a Yankees fan. (30:55) Review: Imperfect - The Roy Halladay Story (35:45) The NBA is back, but Kyrie Irving still isn’t. Commissioner Adam Silver made comments about the Irving/Nets situation, and they were perfect. LeBron James is trying to win ring No. 5. Giannis is trying to go back-to-back. (44:55) Washington State has fired its head coach Nick Rolovich for not getting vaccinated. See ya.
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    • 49 min
    MLB Postseason: Dead arms, long games, any other problems?; MLB's historic Minor League Baseball housing announcement (10/18)

    MLB Postseason: Dead arms, long games, any other problems?; MLB's historic Minor League Baseball housing announcement (10/18)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘final four’ as in there are only four teams left in Major League Baseball as in the Dodgers are down two games to none against the Braves, the Astros and Red Sox are tied at one game apiece. What’s the problem though? The games are too long. Pitchers have pitched so much these past two seasons that their arms are just what Max Scherzer said… dead. (14:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the release that MLB would begin paying for Minor League Baseball players housing. They wanted to know if this was something MLB did because of the upcoming CBA negotiations. (31:40) Review: Goliath Season 5. (35:25) NFL says it found no other current personnel have sent bad emails. Do you believe them? (39:45) NPPOD. (44:25) The Washington Football Team held its jersey retirement on Sunday for Sean Taylor. Gave fans 3 days to get ready. Let VIPs stand on the painted sideline logo. Owner of the team wore a hoodie and baggy khakis. Just another day for WFT. 
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    • 48 min
    Dodgers-Giants postgame, NLCS preview, ALCS preview, YouTube Live Q+A (10/15)

    Dodgers-Giants postgame, NLCS preview, ALCS preview, YouTube Live Q+A (10/15)

    Welcome in to the special edition of Nothing Personal with David Samson! We have you covered with everything you need to know about the MLB postseason! This is from our YouTube Live postgame show following Game 5 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants! (12:15) When will Max Scherzer pitch again? He came in and got his first save of his career to send the Dodgers to the NLCS! (14:55) Lance McCullers is likely to miss the rest of the postseason with a forearm injury. How can this happen? (17:20) We take questions from you! Talking Cardinals firing Mike Shildt, will Trevor Bauer get a ring, TV revenue splits, why there are still local blackouts.
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    • 33 min
    Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks. Nets star Kyrie Irving speaks. But neither really said anything. (10/14)

    Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks. Nets star Kyrie Irving speaks. But neither really said anything. (10/14)

    HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO NOTHING PERSONAL!

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Dench’ as in Dame Judi Dench as in it’s too late, too late as in Mark Davis spoke and he aid absolutely nothing. But also, everything. The NFL right now is trying to figure out how to get the public away from this email scandal. What are they going to do? What did Mark David and the Raiders do? (6:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the Schefter response to the email leaks. They wanted to know if Schefter went too far. (16:45) 2-year anniversary of Nothing Personal! (18:30) Review: Justin Bieber - Our World. (22:35) Kyrie Irving has finally spoken. What did he say that was so profound? He won’t retire. He won’t get vaccinated. He knows he’ll lose money. But what is he saying? What is his point? Who is this voiceless? (31:56) The Giants and Dodgers are playing in an elimination game tonight. Winner takes on the Atlanta Braves. How will this play out? (35:40) NPPOD: Weekend Picks. (42:20) Wait to see updates!
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    • 48 min
    NFL LEAKS: What else is in those emails!?; ALCS is set! Astros-Red Sox is just what MLB needed (10/13)

    NFL LEAKS: What else is in those emails!?; ALCS is set! Astros-Red Sox is just what MLB needed (10/13)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘avalanche’ as in it starts with a little bit and then, WOOSH! The whole mountain is coming down. This is what’s happening with the Washington Football Team and the NFL. John Gruden lost his job. Jay Gruden lost his job. Bruce Allen lost his job. But, Daniel Snyder still remains. 650,000 emails, but only a handful have been leaked. Interesting. Wonder what Roger Goodell is doing in New York? (18:55) The Houston Astros took down the Chicago White Sox. Easy money. Dusty Baker gets the edge over Tony LaRussa. 5th consecutive ALCS for the Astros. (25:10) Review: Scenes From a Marriage. (27:20) The Atlanta Braves are headed to the NLCS. Pretty great run as Freddie Freeman does the unthinkable… homers off Josh Hader. (33:35) The Los Angeles Dodgers tied up the series against the San Francisco Giants. Did Gabe Kapler over-manage this game? The Giants used 8 different pitchers! (37:20) What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets? Brooklyn told Kyrie that he can’t play or practice unless he’s vaccinated. Kyrie Irving reportedly won’t get vaccinated because he’s against mandates. It’s a fun mess. 
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    • 48 min
    Jon Gruden's swift downfall with Raiders was his own fault; How wrong I was about the Red Sox-Rays series (10/12)

    Jon Gruden's swift downfall with Raiders was his own fault; How wrong I was about the Red Sox-Rays series (10/12)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘IT’ as in information technology as in Jon Gruden was caught sending racist, homophobic, sexist emails to then Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen. Washington was being investigated by the NFL for a completely different incident and in discovery of over 650K emails, Allen used his work email to communicate with Gruden. Are you keeping up with this? Did the Raiders handle this right? Did the NFL leak this? (16:20) The Boston Red Sox have defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in 4 games. I cannot believe it. Boston’s bats were alive. Tampa’s pitching let them down. Should we talk about Game 3? (24:00) The Houston Astros are looking to close things out against the Chicago White Sox. The Astros were accused by White Sox players of sign-stealing again. This is a bad look for the players. (29:55) Review: Ted Lasso Season 2. (32:45) The San Francisco Giants had 3 hits and struck out 14 times and won the game 1-0 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unbelievable. (37:30) The Milwaukee Brewers cannot score. The Atlanta Braves can score. That’s the series, folks. (38:20) NPPOD. (40:55) Kyrie Irving is still unvaccinated and will still miss all home games for the Brooklyn Nets. Not great! Ben Simmons showed up at the Sixers practice facility and no one knew he was coming! What is happening?!
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Megan in WI ,

Great sports and PR insights

I just discovered this podcast and I’m a huge fan. I appreciate David’s insights on sports and PR communications that only he as a former team president can provide. I have a question: I am a Brewers fan and recently heard David Sterns’ comment that there are a lot of unknowns with the CBA coming up, but he is planning to proceed as normal this offseason until told not to. I’m curious to hear what role team presidents, GMs and coaches have in the collective bargaining process, if at all? Thank you and keep up the great work.

Baller so holler ,

So good

Love it. Love you. Wish there was an avenue for you to come over to the lark. F adnan too you’re way better with movies

73 Mustang ,

Sorry for the bad review about Sampson forgetting stuff

Left a 4 star review about Sampson fake forgetting stuff. Was dumb. The podcast is great and I’m changing to 5 stars. I do have a question for the next mailbag: can you go into the relationship between the team GM and President? Especially regarding how the trade deadline is handled and who is the main negotiator on player contracts? Thanks, love the show!

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