The Sports Plus Show with Baker, Big D, and Joe originates on WXOJ radio in Northampton MA (103.3 FM and valleyfreeradio.org)
69 • Gruesome injuries and death
Australia sends Novak Djokovic home without any tennis, Celebrity Death Week, Lusia Harris, Blazers-Celtics, snow shoveling high school football players, Tatiana Calderon, the new Giants GM and what comes next, safer tackling, a Greased Lightning golf cart, and the Cowboys/49ers ending.
68 • We speak for all men
A sad Trail Blazers update, The Curse of Joe, Novak Djokovic, Matt's happy week, Matt Corral's almost disastrous week, the SEC's dominance, and faint praise for Nick Saban.
67 • Physical and mental breakdowns
Darryl gets a new pacemaker, Howard Stern vs. Don Imus, Don't Look Up and Netflix's mastery of cringe inducing reality-based programming, the mess that is Antonio Brown, Becky Hammon finally gets a head coaching job, the US Women's Golf Open boosting its prize money, and Satan vs. Hitler.
66 • Two shocking revelations
John Madden's unique legacy, Darryl springs two amazing surprises on us, online life vs. real life, Jets and Giants woes and a Joe Pisarcik story, NBA's COVID situation, the IOC and other international sporting organizations take their usual abuse from us, more F1 101, and players opting out of bowl games.
65 • From the archives: an interview with Frank Deford
Sports Illustrated and NPR legend Frank Deford spoke to Joe in 2012 about a host of issues surrounding college athletics: The John Calipari experiment, traumatic brain injuries in football, activist athletes, the value of a scholarship, and changes in sports reporting. Enjoy our conversation and your holiday; we will be back next week.
64 • Unfrozen Caveman Teacher
WARNING: UNBLEEPED PROFANITY AND LOTS OF IT
Joe Manchin ruins what little Trump had left; Tik Tok, bombs, and parenting; the NFL's international marketing "plan" and how the Rams made out like Raiders; a Jacksonville trifecta of Urban Meyer, Charlie Strong, and Trevor Lawrence; Kyrie Irving's impending half-return, and chasing the carrot of herd immunity.