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Steve Bennett is the host of this podcast about sports, sports media, and the way sports and sports media intertwine in the world around us.

The Sports-Casters Steve Bennett

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    • 4.2, 22 Ratings

Steve Bennett is the host of this podcast about sports, sports media, and the way sports and sports media intertwine in the world around us.

    Season 10 Episode 14- Aaron Schatz, Bobby Burack

    Season 10 Episode 14- Aaron Schatz, Bobby Burack

    Steve interviews Aaron Schatz (00:06:40) from Football Outsiders. Aaron is making his annual appearance on the show to promote the Football Outsiders Almanac. Aaron explains how the intangibles of 2020 impacted an almanac that usually focuses on tangibles. Aaron also talks about his dislike of Josh Allen, explains why he thinks the Patriots will win the AFC East, and tells us that the NFC West is one of the best divisions ever tracked by Football Outsiders. Also, thoughts on Drew Brees, the Detroit Lions, Tom Brady, and one million simulations of the 2020 season.

    Also, Bobby Burack(00:52:45) from Outkick joins us. Bobby is making his debut on the show and is also the first person from Outkick to appear. Bobby and Steve talk about sports ratings, working for Outkick, politics and sports, and the new Monday Night Football booth. Steve and Bobby also spend some time creating television's Mount Rushmore.

    The show starts with Steve explaining why he is so excited to have someone from Outkick on the podcast. The book club winds down the summer reading list. OLT ends the program by adding to the Sammy vs. Dave debate.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Season 10 Episode 13- Greg Wyshynski, Stewart Mandel

    Season 10 Episode 13- Greg Wyshynski, Stewart Mandel

    Steve interviews Greg Wyshynski (00:05:15) from ESPN. Greg joins us to talk about the NHL's reset. Greg talks about the NHL bubble, who he thinks will win the games, and if he thinks all the games will be played. Greg also talks about his long history on The Sports-Casters, the Buffalo Sabres, and his vast podcast empire.

    Also, Steward Mandel(00:43:53) from The Athletic joins us. Stewart talks about the chances of college football being played this year. Stewart explains the challenges facing the conferences, the difference between college football and the NFL and what he actually thinks will happen. The interview ends with Steve and Stewart debating a Kyle Brandt tweet.

    The show starts with Steve being joined by his favorite co-host. The book club adds an annual staple. OLT ends the program with Steve telling us why he isn't fully embracing the return of baseball.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Season 10 Episode 12- Joe Manniello, Jon Pessah

    Season 10 Episode 12- Joe Manniello, Jon Pessah

    Steve interviews Joe Manniell0 (00:04:17) from Newsday. Joe joins us to talk about the rise of the online brackets. Joe explains why the covid world has proven to be the perfect recipe for the rise of the bracket. Joe also talks about the dominance of the 1 seed, Billy Joel, the depth of Seinfeld, and ranks five of the finest humans ever to be born on Long Island.

    Also, Jon Pessah(00:37:42) returns to talk about his book on Yogi Berra. Jon talks about the challenge of writing about a subject that has been written about for decades, Yogi's rise from an open tryout in St. Louis, and of course the Yogi-isms. Jon also talks about using his twitter feed for politics instead of book promotion.

    The show starts with Steve jumping right into the show. The book club has cleared out most of the summer reading and has only Chris Cornell remaining. OLT ends the program with a quick couple of thoughts on Paula's tee-ball.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Season 10 Episode 11- Jeff Passan, Scott Ryan and David Lee Morgan

    Season 10 Episode 11- Jeff Passan, Scott Ryan and David Lee Morgan

    Steve interviews Jeff Passan (00:09:31)from ESPN. Jeff and Steve talk about the return of baseball. Jeff explains why he isn't sure if it will actually return and why he is optimistic that it will. Jeff and Steve debate cancel culture and talk about Steve's frustrations with Twitter and the way Drew Brees was vilified. Jeff has a question for Steve about Pearl Jam and the guys talk about Jeff's fading love of the Cleveland Browns.

    Also, Scott Ryan and David Lee Morgan (01:12:47) join me to talk about their new book on the Massillon Tigers football team. Scott talks about the tradition of Massillon football, the rivalry against McKinley, and the experience of watching the team's run at a State Championship. David talks about the random circumstances that lead to him coaching the team and explains how he ended up writing a book about it.

    The show starts with Steve talking about his interview with Jeff Passan and explains why his inability to totally let go and be honest is hurting the podcast and hurt the interview with Jeff. The book club moves on from Andre the Giant and the 1995 Cleveland Indians but still has Yogi Berra and adds a new book. OLT ends the program with an introduction to the great Sawyer Wise. He is the future.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 2 hr 39 min
    Season 10 Episode 10- Zack Meisel, Pat Laprade

    Season 10 Episode 10- Zack Meisel, Pat Laprade

    Steve interviews Zack Meisel (00:08:43)from The Athletic. Zack tells the exciting story of the 1995 Cleveland Indians. Zack explains why he wrote the book, why he thinks the 95 Indians are the best team ever from Cleveland, and why Indians fans are still bitter about the strike zone in the 1995 World Series. Zack also talks about the Cleveland Browns, Ohio State football, and Carlos Baerga making the last out (again, and again, and again).

    Also, Pat Laprade (00:54:48) hops on to talk about his new book on the life of Andre the Giant. First, Pat talks about helping the Dark Side of the Ring guys on their episode about Dino Bravo. Then, Pat talks about working on the Andre the Giant documentary, expanding it into a book, and working with a partner. Pat also talks about traveling to France to meet with Andre's family, the end of Wrestlemania III, and the larger than life stories about Andre the Giant.

    The show starts with Steve talking about the Sabres firing Jason Botterill. The book club moves on from Andre the Giant and the 1995 Cleveland Indians but still has Yogi Berra and adds a new book. OLT ends the program with Steve holding nothing back to talk about his first four years as a father.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Season 10 Episode 9- Jack McCallum, Richard Deitsch

    Season 10 Episode 9- Jack McCallum, Richard Deitsch

    Steve interviews Jack McCallum (00:12:19)from the Dream Team Tapes podcast. Jack and Steve talk about The Last Dance documentary. Jack explains why he didn't appear on it, why the producers were so loose with the facts, and why he still enjoyed it. Jack also talks about his new podcast, why he decided to start it, and how he found the tapes that make up the bulk of it. Jack also talks about the Dream Team, Isiah Thomas being left off of it, and why Larry Bird thought if the the team was together a few more weeks it would have fallen apart.

    Also, Richard Deitsch (00:57:59) from The Athletic makes his triumphant return to the podcast. Richard and Steve talk about Barstool Sports, the Monday Night Football booth, and Mike Francesa. Steve and Richard also talk about The Last Dance, social distancing, and the money involved in podcasting.

    The show starts with Steve talking about the NHL's plan to return to play. The book club has books about Andre the Giant and the 1995 Cleveland Indians and a new book about Yogi Berra. OLT ends the program with a story about buying a grill and a television in five minutes.

    For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters
    Email: thesportscasters@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Peter from Massachusetts ,

Steve gets great guests!

As mentioned by another review, this is an absolute must-listen for anyone with an interest in sports media. Steve consistently gets interesting guests for his shows and is able to get things out of them that you wouldn't necessarily hear somewhere else.

wnyrh.com ,

Great podcast!!!

Very interesting cast!!! Must listen if you are a sports lover!!!

malerimatt ,

Yale series

Amazing 4 part series. I have been a Yale season ticket holder for 20+ years and was in Pittsburgh for the frozen four. Lots of good memories to relive with the series. Fantastic job! We need another series at the 10 year anniversary.

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