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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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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

    📫February 2021 Mailbag!

    📫February 2021 Mailbag!

    Mailbag! It’s a mailbag! February 2021 edition of the mailbag is here! Let’s get it started! First up, someone wanted to know how a player feels getting traded from a successful big market team to a small market team? (6:45) Someone asked how players to be named later were determined. How do teams choose these players in trades? (9:10) Let’s make a deal! Were there any teams you targeted in trades or that targeted you in trades? (13:26) Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts and new teammate Michael Pittman said he’s not giving up number 11 — Shane asked me if I have any crazy jersey stories…. Well I do! (19:31) Someone asked me about the breaking point that would come for MLB to force an owner to sell. (26:53) Someone asked me how I avoided stressing out people who worked for me on our pursuit of success. (31:30) The financial ramifications for Miami and Dade County when it came to selling the Miami Marlins. (39:00) What are the top 5 most overrated sports movies of all time? (43:00) What happens to the money when a stock drops? (47:50) My favorite phone apps.
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    • 50 min
    NFL collusion! Watson still wants out of Houston; Wilson won't demand a Seattle trade, but wouldn't be opposed! (2/26)

    NFL collusion! Watson still wants out of Houston; Wilson won't demand a Seattle trade, but wouldn't be opposed! (2/26)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘collusion!’ as in paying a collusion settlement for owners colluding together to not pay baseball players as in NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith has told player agents to collude! He wants to make sure that free agents don’t get screwed by teams because of the pandemic caps. (12:51) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Deshaun Watson still wants out of Houston even after meeting with his new coach David Culley. (22:02) Russell Wilson reportedly told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle, BUT he would also be okay with being traded to four teams; Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans. (29:27) Review: Golden Globe Predictions (34:48) NPPOD. (37:43) The Utah Jazz have responded to accusation made by a former player from 2015 season. The accusations are against the teams EVP for making a bigoted statement. What will happen here? (44:08) Malik Beasley was suspended for 12 games after pleading guilty to a felony count of threats of violence. What is going on in Minnesota? #waittosee
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    • 48 min
    What is service time manipulation? (2/25)

    What is service time manipulation? (2/25)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘manipulation’ as in service time manipulation as in more drama in Seattle as Jarred Kelenic has spoken out against the Mariners because he believes his contract is being messed with and that former team president Kevin Mather admitted such. (17:00) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Shane Bieber and a potential long term deal between he and the Cleveland Indians. (30:17) Review: The China Hustle. (36:51) Nothing Personal Pick of the Day (38:25) The Minnesota Timberwolves are in some trouble after firing their head coach and hiring a new coach in the same night. How did this happen? Will the NBA lay down the law? #waittosee
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    • 49 min
    Tiger Woods and our obsession with being first (2/24)

    Tiger Woods and our obsession with being first (2/24)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘Tiger’ as in Tiger Woods as in yesterday was a scary day for Tiger Woods and his family. He was in a horrific single-car accident in California. Reports and reports flooded out what happened to Tiger Woods and wha this condition was. Let’s talk about the media coverage of the accident and what we’ve become as a society. (16:25) Michael Conforto is doing Scott Boras’ bidding for him. MLB labor issues are coming. (31:40) Review - Music. (35:51) A correction about Mike Trout from yesterday’s show. (37:00) Kevin Mather: Day 3 Update. Everyone had to meet the media to explain this situation; players and managers. Other teams were asked about it. Everyone has to answer for Mather. (45:10) Pick of the day! Will we stay on fire? #waittosee
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    • 47 min
    New York Rangers dealing with Russian politics; More on the Seattle Mariners shakeup (2/23)

    New York Rangers dealing with Russian politics; More on the Seattle Mariners shakeup (2/23)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘spotics’ as in the intersection of sports and politics as in Muhammad Ali was big in the world of spotics as in what’s happening right now with a New York Rangers star is so crazy it needs to be talked about. Rangers player Artemi Panarin has taken a leave of absence after he was accused of abusing a woman years ago by his old hockey coach in Latvia. This comes after Panarin has been very vocal about his dislike for Russian president Vladimir Putin. (12:38) It didn’t take long for Mariners president Kevin Mather to resign. WE told you this was going to happen. Seattle owner John Stanton spoke to the media about the situation, MLBPA released a statement on the situation, what does this all mean? (27:25) Mike Trout speaks to the media. He’s the best player in baseball and he hasn’t won a single postseason game. Woof. (34:57) Review: News of the World. (38:10) NPPOD. (39:34) SYWTTS: Someone asked me what I thought about Jeff Bezos trying to own an NFL team. Will one of the richest men in the world get into the NFL? #waittosee 
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    • 47 min
    Everything wrong with what Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather said (2/22)

    Everything wrong with what Seattle Mariners president Kevin Mather said (2/22)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘rotary’ as in a Rotary Club as in the President of the Seattle Mariners Kevin Mather has found himself in some bit of trouble. Mather was giving a speech to a rotary club and had some horrible things to say about foreign players on his own team. He spoke about their need for interpreters and how he didn’t want to pay the interpreters. There has been a big push by the fans and media for Mather to get fired… will it happen? (24:30) Trevor Bauer cannot help himself. This weekend he got into a Twitter battle with Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman. Why? (33:47) Review: Nomadland. (37:27) NPPOD. (38:45) Welcome to Clubhouse. (41:20) The Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders and immediately had the replacement ready to be announced. How was this able to be done? #waittosee
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Nick_NoCalSJ ,

The Show

Hi David, I am a new listener - I enjoy the show and appreciate your candor. I watched a 2016 documentary last night. Crazy story Killing for Love. Check it out - reminds me of the documentary Long Shot except the conclusion. Thanks

japossum ,

Samson!

Discovered you on Lebatard, looked forward to you every week! For whatever reason had not tuned into your podcast but now loving it as well. Thanks for being real!

Tim_247 ,

Mailbag Question

Hey David! Love the show!
Usually at the end of February, we would be watching a new season of Survivor. That said, out of the 40 seasons, could you rank your top 5 or top 10 seasons? I’ll hang up and listen.

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