File this viral video under “too bad to be true” or something like that. Turns out that just because the camera catches one ball, one time, not landing in the precious hands of a little boy at a baseball game, doesn’t mean that evil had prevailed in civil society. Sometimes, there’s more to the story. Drew Olson joins me to talk about Josh Hader’s ovation, his “Tiger-only” love affair with golf, and a rousing FTG. Plus Brady’s “dad-bod” and Jimmy G’s porn-star girlfriend, and more!
For a dreamy, amazing hour or so, we all time travelled back to the year 2000 at the British Open. Tiger Woods, in a blood red shirt and ink black pants, stood atop the leaderboard on the back nine on Sunday at a major. Hitting shots nobody else hits. Perhaps the greatest win in golf history was about to be written, by a guy who just 14 months ago was gorked out on goofballs, crashed in his car at the side of the road in Nowhereville Florida, unable to swing a club. Everybody thought: “This…. is… happening!” Then, it all disappeared, like a fever dream. John Ronis, my former swing instructor and co-host of “The Capital Golf Gang” joins me today to dissect where and how it came apart.
When Jean Van De Velde melted down like Velveeta on a hot sidewalk in July at the British Open, even the announcers were agog. Listen to the “back story” on that infamous hole with Mike Tirico and Curtis Strange who were there that day. I chat with Andy Pollin about the MLB All-Star game which managed to dodge the rain, and extra innings. Phew! Oh, and the AL still owns this thing. The scourge of Vertical Video is only gaining strength.
How much would Aaron Rodgers make on the true “open market” and how long does he want to play? Short answers: “We’ll never know.” And “40”. Maybe. Unless 45 becomes the new 40. The Big 920’s Drew Olson tells us why covering the All-Star Game is anything but “fun” for grizzled beat reporters. Elon Musk gets into silly rock fight on Twitter, that might turn expensive.
What’s it like to watch a World Cup match between England and Columbia while FLYING TO London from the states with half a plane full of drunken Nigels rooting on the home team? Epic. KFAN and Fanball’s Paul Charchian reports, you decide. EA Sports NCAA football being kept alive by hardcore gamers. Our sub-reddit is born!
Uncle Andy puts us on his knee, to tell us the one time in recorded history that a Pollin actually splurged for something kinda pricey! The NFL’s domestic violence policy is a mess. E-Sports. How many wins does Jay Gruden need to keep his job? SPECIAL GUEST: Andy Pollin, Andy’s DC Podcast, 106.7 The Fan. WTOP Radio.
The NFL is heading right toward a Titanic-sized officiating iceberg this fall, and I doubt they even see it. Kylie Jenner is going to be a billionaire. Think about that one, for a moment! LeBron’s botched pizza party, PacMan Jones, Cave Movies, and Mr. X (stays in) Washington for the All-Star Game. SPECIAL GUEST: “Mr. X”.
Shady McCoy has got some ‘splainin’ to do and could be in serious trouble. Roger Goodell, call your office. What would an NFL “Fantasy” draft of existing players look like? Cash vs. Credit, a debate with strong arguments on both sides. Idiot FBI agent. Mutton Snapper. Thigh slapping. SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Czaban, Nationally Beloved Sports Radio Host.
Will the US ever actually *win* the World Cup? In my lifetime? In yours? Is our soccer too white, too rich? Drew Olson and I debate, you decide. All Star voting in MLB sucks, but what’s the solution? How did Milwaukee nab such an awesome annual music festival? Elon Musk’s mini-sub. F*** that guy! And more! SPECIAL GUEST: Drew Olson, The Big 920, Milwaukee, WI.
What happens when you make a teeny little suggestion about how to change soccer rules during a World Cup game on Twitter? About what you would expect. Notorious J-A-Y chimes in on all of the NBA moves, and how much you would have to pay him to crawl into that cave with the Thai soccer team. SPECIAL GUEST: Jay Cottrell, International Man of Badassery!
Jameis Winston’s incredulously lawyer-speak Uber-apology. The “Ace Rothstein Rule” as applied to Winston. The Redskins season ticket “waiting” list is finally dead. Long live the waiting list! What should an NFL stadium look like, and have as amenities? Drone on drone on drone warfare. SPECIAL GUEST: Andy Pollin, Andy’s DC Sports Podcast.