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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.

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    • 4.3 • 25 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 11 Episode 19- Nick Underhill, Marchand/Auerbach/Carucci MIX

    Season 11 Episode 19- Nick Underhill, Marchand/Auerbach/Carucci MIX

    Steve interviews Nick Underhill(00:13:53) from New Orleans Dot Football to preview the New Orleans Saint's season. Nick is making his debut and talks with Steve about the Brees/Payton era before transitioning into the Winston/Payton era. Nick looks back at some of the best and worst moments and plays from the Brees years before jumping into what he thinks this year's version of the Saints will be like. Nick talks about what he had seen from the team on the fieId at that point and what he expects to see this season. We talk Jameis Winston, Marshon Lattimore, Michael Thomas, and Cam Jordan. Nick also tells us if he thinks the Saints will make the playoffs this year. (NOTE: This interview was recorded on August 13, 2021)

    Also, for the first time ever, Steve mashed together the best moments from the Andrew Marchand, Nicole Auerbach, and Vic Carucci interviews (01:05:51). We hear a snippet from each of their appearances on the podcast last month. Media talk from Marchand, college football from Auerbach and NFL from Carucci.

    Steve starts the show with a hey now and a rant about a guest that didn't work out. The book club wraps up some loose ends. The show ends with one last thing featuring Steve's NFL predictions.

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

    • 2 hr
    24 Inch Podcast 18, SummerSlam 1991

    24 Inch Podcast 18, SummerSlam 1991

    On the eighteenth episode of the 24 Inch Podcast, Steve Bennett and Dave Rowlands take a deep dive into SummerSlam 1991 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    At the top, Steve and Dave talk about The White Lotus, the return of CM Punk, and give a few thoughts on the latest SummerSlam. Also, Steve is coming to New Jersey.

    After the break, the guys give a brief bio of Adnan Al-Kaissie. Also, Steve and Dave talk about the long relationship between the World Wrestling Federation and the legendary, Madison Square Garden. Then, Dave tells us what the Hulkster was up to in August of 1991.

    Steve reads the news from August of 1991 while Dave cracks wise and adds his thoughts on a month filled with huge album releases, athletic achievements, and the 43rd Annual Emmy Awards.

    Steve and Dave break down the entire card from SummerSlam 1991. The guys rave about one of their favorite Intercontinental Championship matches, a cool six-man tag, and speculate as to why the wedding was just a wedding.

    Finally, Steve and Dave break down the weak main event of Hulk and Warrior vs Slaughter, Sheik, and Adnan.

    Also on this episode, we share listener emails and comments from our facebook page with the beautiful Paula Bennett and announce our plans for episode nineteen.

    Intro: 00:02:15
    History of: 00:21:34
    The News/Matches: 00:51:27
    Plugs/Emails: 02:14:10

    For more information follow us on twitter @24InchPodcast
    Email us: 24InchPodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram: 24_inch_podcast

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Season 11 Episode 18- Vic Carucci, Andrew Marchand

    Season 11 Episode 18- Vic Carucci, Andrew Marchand

    Steve interviews Vic Carucci(00:07:37) from SIRIUSXM to preview the NFL season. Vic is making his debut and talks with Steve about the day Jim Kelly arrived in Buffalo, coining the phrase "bickering Bills" and covering the 1990's Buffalo Bills. Vic and Steve then transition to talking about the upcoming NFL season. Vic says there is a group of top dogs in the AFC, a bunch on interesting quarterbacks entering the league, and makes his Super Bowl pick. Vic also talks about how expectations could hurt the Bills, explains that Patrick Mahomes is the best, and speculates as to who will be the best in the NFC East.

    Also, Andrew Marchand (00:52:39) from the New York Post joins us to preview the NFL season from a media perspective. Briefly, Andrew talks about the news he broke regarding Max Kellerman's future on First Take and at ESPN. After that, Andrew and Steve break down the booths, the pre-game shows, and the new broadcast featuring Peyton and Eli Manning. The guys also talk about gambling, Tony Romo, and searching for the next Tony Romo.

    Steve starts the show with a hey now from a very pretty little voice. The book club has three current books and the announcement of a book that is upcoming. The show ends with one last thing about Steve's obsession with a food truck that serves fried chicken.

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

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Season 11 Episode 17- Jeff Passan, Nicole Auerbach

    Season 11 Episode 17- Jeff Passan, Nicole Auerbach

    Steve interviews Jeff Passan (00:05:29) from ESPN to talk about Major League Baseball. Jeff joins us from the highway in New Hampshire to wrap up the trade deadline, Also, Jeff talks about the Field of Dreams game, the great season that baseball is having, and lists a few of his ideal World Series matchups. Jeff and Steve also go through the contenders and look at their strengths and weaknesses going into the last 45 games of the season.

    Also, Nicole Auerbach (00:39:50) from The Athletic joins us to preview the college football season. Nicole talks about covering college football as a student at Michigan and also shares a story about covering the hockey team in Alaska. Also, Nicole talks about the best teams in college football and why she thinks we will see them in the playoffs in January. Nicole explains why she loves Georgia, throws out some names for the Heisman, and gives her National Championship prediction.

    Steve starts the show with a hey now and a hello before rushing into the first interview. The book club has three current books and the announcement of a book that is upcoming. The show ends with one last thing about Steve's Howard Stern Show habits.

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

    • 1 hr 20 min
    24 Inch Podcast 17, SummerSlam 1988

    24 Inch Podcast 17, SummerSlam 1988

    On the seventeenth episode of the 24 Inch Podcast, Steve Bennett and Dave Rowlands take a deep dive into SummerSlam 1988 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    At the top, Steve and Dave talk about the loss of two more wrestling legends, promote a very important podcast that debuts this fall, and Dave gives us a review of the Guns N Roses concert he attended at Giants Stadium.

    After the break, the guys give a brief bio of Ted DiBIase. Also, Steve and Dave talk about the history of the legendary Madison Square Garden. Then, Dave tells us what the Hulkster was up to in July and August 1988.

    Steve reads the news from August of 1988 while Dave cracks wise and adds his thoughts on a month filled with political conventions, natural disasters, and the 40th Annual Emmy Awards.

    Steve and Dave break down the entire card from SummerSlam 1988. The guys rave about an opening tag match that goes the distance, explain why some of the matches were booked, and speculate as to why Brutus Beefcake got the X instead of a shot at the Intercontinental title.
    Finally, Steve and Dave break down the epic main event between the Mega Powers and the Mega Bucks.

    Also on this episode, we share listener emails and comments from our facebook page with the beautiful Paula Bennett and announce our plans for episode eighteen.

    Intro: 00:00:00
    History of: 00:23:34
    The News/Matches: 00:57:33
    Plugs/Emails: 02:12:16

    For more information follow us on twitter @24InchPodcast
    Email us: 24InchPodcast@gmail.com
    Instagram: 24_inch_podcast

    • 2 hr 47 min
    Season 11 Episode 16- Stewart Mandel, Michael Fabiabo

    Season 11 Episode 16- Stewart Mandel, Michael Fabiabo

    Steve interviews Stewart Mandel (00:11:23) from The Athletic to talk about college football season. Stewart is joining Steve for the tenth consecutive August to preview the upcoming season but instead they burn almost all of the time talking about realignment. Why did OU and Texas bolt for the SEC? How will it effect the College Football Playoff? What happens to the Big 12? Does this benefit Texas or Oklahoma more? All of these questions and more are answered before Steve realizes he is out of time. Quickly, Stewart predicts the four playoff teams and a Heisman winner before bouncing out.

    Also, Michael Fabiano (00:40:24) joins us for for his annual visit to preview the fantasy football season. Micheal explains how he would set up the perfect fantasy league, chooses the best platform to play on, and gives a list of his favorites rules. Also, Michael gives us some players he is drafting a ton and a few more that he is staying away from. Finally, Fabiano gives us some tips on how to prepare for the draft and how to give ourselves to best chance to win a championship this year.

    Steve starts the show talking about how fed up he is with Michael Thomas. The book club has three current books and the announcement of a book that is upcoming. The show ends with one last thing about fantasy football. Does Steve love it? Hell no. Does he even like it at all?

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

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 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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