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Mike is a long-time sports radio personality with experience at SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Sirius-XM Radio, and ESPN Radio. His podcast focuses on the latest topics in the world of sports law, with bonus episodes on Houston sports.

The Mike Meltser Podcast The Mike Meltser Podcast

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Mike is a long-time sports radio personality with experience at SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Sirius-XM Radio, and ESPN Radio. His podcast focuses on the latest topics in the world of sports law, with bonus episodes on Houston sports.

    37 - MLB Hammers Astros, Luhnow and Hinch Fired

    37 - MLB Hammers Astros, Luhnow and Hinch Fired

    Mike reacts to Major League Baseball's massive punishments of the Astros for the sign-stealing scandal. (2:32) A simple explanation of the rules that the Astros were found to have broken, (7:28) why Mike thinks the suspensions for Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch were fair, (9:10) the idea that the punishments were too lenient is bizarre, (16:51) why vacating the World Series was completely unrealistic, and (20:55) Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo had a harsh, but valid critique of the Astros players. 
    (28:32) Houston-based sportswriter and sports discipline expert Steph Stradley joins Mike to discuss whether punishment was fair, her thoughts on MLB's investigative report, Jim Crane's decision to fire Luhnow and Hinch, and how Astros fans should think about the last few years moving forward.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    36 - Texans Season Ends After Collapse in Kansas City

    36 - Texans Season Ends After Collapse in Kansas City

    Mike reacts to a crushing loss for the Texans in the AFC playoffs, 51-31 to Kansas City. (0:41) why Mike had no big problem with the fake punt that Houston ran, (7:38) analyzing the decision to settle for a FG on a 4th and 1 up 21-0, (11:00) Bill O'Brien's most ridiculous decision/process throughout this game, and (15:17) discussing the two worst plays in this game. (19:45) Mike analyzes the defense's complete inability to stop the Chiefs, and finishes (25:54) with a monologue on what Cal McNair should be thinking about O'Brien's future, the structural problem with the Texans organization, the offseason, the Titans, and more. 

    • 46 min
    35 - Did Former Bachelor Contestants Collude in DraftKings Contest?

    35 - Did Former Bachelor Contestants Collude in DraftKings Contest?

    This episode is about the victory that former "Bachelor" contestant Jade Roper Tolbert had in the DraftKings Millionaire Maker contest during Wild Card Weekend of the NFL playoffs. The win is under investigation because of Roper Tolbert's alleged collusion with her husband, Tanner Tolbert. (0:55) Mike explains why there is suspected collusion, (4:05) John Holden, Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University and author of more than 30 academic articles on sports gambling, joined the podcast to explain the Millionaire Maker contest, how DraftKings will go about investigating the Tolberts' activities, what DraftKings is likely to do, whether the resolution of this controversy will set a precedent in daily fantasy sports, and more. (21:34) Mike brainstorms possible solutions to the investigation, gives his assessment of what happened, and wonders how the daily fantasy companies can avoid these controversies from popping up in the future. 

    • 29 min
    34 - Deshaun Watson Leads Texans Rally vs. Bills

    34 - Deshaun Watson Leads Texans Rally vs. Bills

    Mike gives his reaction to a thrilling, come-from-behind Texans win against the Bills in the playoffs. (2:30) Deshaun Watson's magic won the game for Houston, (12:51) Duke Johnson started the game-winning drive, (15:25) JJ Watt's sack provided the turning point, (22:48) Bill O'Brien made the right decision to go for it on 4th and 1 late in regulation, and (29:38) the 5 most underrated plays in the 16 point comeback. Finally, (37:57) notes on the terrifying play to start the 2nd half of the game, Josh Allen, the usage of DeAndre Hopkins, Bradley Roby, and (46:25) a preview of the Chiefs next weekend at Arrowhead Stadium.

    • 57 min
    33 - Texans Fall to Titans, Why Extend Whitney, Texans vs. Bills

    33 - Texans Fall to Titans, Why Extend Whitney, Texans vs. Bills

    Mike gives his thoughts on a meaningless Texans 35-14 loss to the Titans. (3:31) Bill O'Brien had an interesting exchanging with Brian T. Smith right after the game, (8:34) game takeaways on AJ McCarron, Duke Johnson, and Jordan Akins, (14:21) Mike isn't a fan of the Whitney Mercilus extension, (23:39) what should we expect from JJ Watt's return, (26:22) a look-ahead to the Bills in the Wild Card Round, and (36:18) news and notes on the Patriots losing, the 49ers securing a bye, the firing of Freddie Kitchens, and the end of the season for the Colts and the Jaguars.

    • 45 min
    32 - The Texans Win The AFC South Again

    32 - The Texans Win The AFC South Again

    Mike gives his take on the Texans winning the AFC South again, this time thanks to a 23-20 nailbiter against the Bucs. (1:44) Mike is baffled by Houston's decision not to kneel the ball late in the game, (6:53) a big picture discussion on Bill O'Brien as a head coach, (22:09) the defensive turnovers won the game, (28:03) Deshaun didn't play well, plus (33:57) notes on BOB not going for a 4th down late, Johnathan Joseph's lack of snaps, special teams, Keke Coutee, and the plan for next week vs. the Titans.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

Boltchaser ,

Mikes the man!

Have listened to Mike on the radio for years and have met him a few times in person. Just started listening to his podcast and realized how much I miss him on 610! This podcast makes me feel better! He does a great job!

Matt V Tx ,

Beast

No BS Mike could be the most intellectual sports podcaster out right now. I could listen to this guy talk about anything for hours. Highly intelligent, and articulates his takes very clearly. Was easily the best radio sports broadcaster in Houston. This guy will be a star one day

jposttx1 ,

Good listen

Mike has essentially 2 kinds of podcasts - topical Sports law and Newsish / sports Radio about Houston Sports - especially the Texans. Even if you are not a Houston Texans fan the sports law focused presentations will appeal to you if you are interested at all in sports. I would particularly recommend the exploration of the Astros PR disaster when they failed to fire their Assistant GM following his ridiculous behavior. Mike and his guest breakdown the many places the corporation/team failed as an entity to protect itself and do the right thing from the marketing, pr, governance, and ethical view point.

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