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The award-winning sports show from Wondery, known for delivering the best storytelling in sports. Every Wednesday and Friday, co-hosts Tiffany Oshinsky and Anders Kelto dive into the biggest and most fascinating sports stories of the day, as told by the reporters who cover them up close. The Lead cuts through the chatter and brings you in-depth reporting and emotional stories, to help make sense of the complicated sports landscape. New episodes every Wednesday and Friday.
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The award-winning sports show from Wondery, known for delivering the best storytelling in sports. Every Wednesday and Friday, co-hosts Tiffany Oshinsky and Anders Kelto dive into the biggest and most fascinating sports stories of the day, as told by the reporters who cover them up close. The Lead cuts through the chatter and brings you in-depth reporting and emotional stories, to help make sense of the complicated sports landscape. New episodes every Wednesday and Friday.
All episodes are available ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    If The Architect Leaves, Will The Warriors Dynasty Crumble?

    If The Architect Leaves, Will The Warriors Dynasty Crumble?

    The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA champions, and one of the great dynasties in NBA history. But so far this season, the team is hovering around .500, and they're approaching a crossroads when it comes to the contracts of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and the architect of this dynasty, GM Bob Myers. Today, The Athletic's Sam Amick explains the massive impact Myers has had on the Warriors, the tensions now simmering behind the scenes, and what a Myers departure might mean for the team's future.

    Read the full story about Bob Myers from Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Marcus Thompson II: https://theathletic.com/4123595/2023/01/25/warriors-bob-myers-contract-extension/

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    • 30 min
    Starting Five: It's Mahomes’ House

    Starting Five: It's Mahomes’ House

    After a week of ‘Burrowhead’ taunts from the Bengals, Kansas City’s star QB reminds Cincy that Arrowhead still belongs to him. Meanwhile, San Francisco runs OUT of QBs against the Eagles. And Novak Djokovic’s victorious return to the Australian Open puts him at the pinnacle of men’s tennis once again.

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    • 12 min
    Patrick Mahomes And His 'Rogue Ninjas'

    Patrick Mahomes And His 'Rogue Ninjas'

    For the Kansas City Chiefs, this season began with questions about who would fill the massive void left by wide receiver Tyreek Hill. And the answer has come in the form of not one, not two, not three, not four, but five new wideouts. Today, Sports Illustrated's Alex Prewitt explains how this group of mostly under-the-radar receivers has come together and coalesced under Patrick Mahomes, why they ended up with the bizarre nickname ‘Rogue Ninjas,' and the role this fivesome could play in a potential Super Bowl run.

    Guest: Alex Prewitt, Sports Illustrated

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    • 21 min
    Mom Genes: The Secret To Christian McCaffrey's Speed

    Mom Genes: The Secret To Christian McCaffrey's Speed

    The San Francisco 49ers advanced to the NFC title game on Sunday after their 12th consecutive win, with superstar running back Christian McCaffrey scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the victory over the Cowboys. Since he arrived in an October trade, McCaffrey has helped take San Francisco’s offense to another level, and he now has the Niners — a team his dad used to play for — one win away from the Super Bowl. However, when it comes to athleticism — and specifically, his speed — McCaffrey actually takes more after his mom. Today, The Athletic’s Matt Barrows tells us that story.

    Read Matt Barrows’s full story about the McCaffrey family: https://theathletic.com/4083118/2023/01/13/49ers-christian-mccaffrey-mom/

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    • 22 min
    Starting Five: Mr. Irrelevant Just Won't Lose

    Starting Five: Mr. Irrelevant Just Won't Lose

    Plus: Kansas City keeps an impressive streak going in the AFC. And Arsenal pass their stiffest test yet in their quest for a first league title in over 15 years. 

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    • 11 min
    How Howie Roseman Rebuilt The Eagles, And His Reputation

    How Howie Roseman Rebuilt The Eagles, And His Reputation

    Philadelphia football fans have a complicated relationship with Eagles GM Howie Roseman. After building the team that won Philadelphia its first ever Super Bowl back in 2018, he was a hero. Then, just a few years later, he was seen as a problem. And now, with the Eagles looking like Super Bowl contenders, he’s a hero once again. The Athletic’s Zach Berman has covered Roseman and the Eagles for over a decade, and today he breaks down the team-building strategies that Roseman has used recently to rebuild the Eagles -- and his own reputation. Plus, what to watch for when the Eagles take on the Giants in the NFL Divisional Round on Saturday night.

    Guest: Zach Berman, The Athletic

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Intelligent and in depth

I just listened to the recent Bill Russell and Vin Scully podcasts, both richly detailed tributes to two great men.

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At last, a sports podcast for those knowing nothing about sports, by those completely ignorant as well. What niche is this? Very curious, and definitely worth a miss.

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