The PODCAST

“There’s No Money In Being Right”

Cold Pizza host Skip Bayless on the ESPN set in Miami, Florida on February 1, 2007. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

I ponder the odd economics of sports TV punditry, where both the loudly wrong and the timidly neutral can BOTH make upwards of $6 million a year. Mr. X weighs in on the upcoming football gambling season from his Maine hideaway. Ex-MLB pitchers become drug dealers. Grandmas tweet like maniacs.

The Ultimate “Catch-81” Who Was Better?

Both Randy Moss and Terrell Owens had their moments of being a total pain in the ass. Both guys could light it up against your team on any given Sunday. Both are now in the Hall. Notorious J-A-Y weighs in on the Ray Lewis speech, and much more. HOA disputes of lawns vs. meadows, and the Skins get desperate.

The Phony Importance of the 3rd Pre-Season Game

NFL coaches are men of superstition, cliches, and tradition. Most of them do things because either a) everybody else is doing it or b) that’s the way it’s always been done. The Big 920’s Drew Olson and I dismantle the stupidity and group-think of how NFL teams handle training camp and August games. Urban Meyer situation has now taken a weird bounce. And Jerry Kramer (finally!) makes the Hall of Fame.

“If Kaepernick Is Not In The Game, He’s NOT In The Game!”

EA Sports has been known for their hyper-realism when it comes to the Madden video game franchise, but this was perhaps a step too far. The new helmet rule in the NFL made a disastrous debut in Canton, Ohio. Urban Meyer has lost his gig as “Breakfast Coach.” Changes at 980, and perspective from SPECIAL GUEST, Andy Pollin. (WTOP, WJFK, Andy’s DC Podcast).

Urban Meyer Doing The “Right” Thing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

So let’s say the minute Urban Meyer hears of a domestic violence incident he “swings into action.” What action should that be? Whom should he tell? What should he do? How can he know if he’s making the situation better, or worse? Over-reacting to training camp nuggets is absurd and utterly misleading, but reporters do it anyway. Gotta “feed the beast!” Shawn Kelley’s glove throw. Clubhouse rats. And more! Special Guest: Drew Olson, The Big 920, Milwaukee, WI.

“You Know It’s Easy To Get Fat On A Cruise”

I’m back from another glorious weekend of golfing in cheese country! LeBron James builds an amazing charter school for unlucky kids and their families. Now, how will it turn out? Why Facebook feuds are a terrible, possibly life ruining, idea. Notorious J-A-Y discovers the glories of cruises, and eating whenever you want. Baseball trades. Gettin’ paid in the NFL, and delete that tweet young man!

“Bourbon, Scotch and Whiskey… Oh My!”

I know just enough about the brown stuff to make me dangerously confused on many aspects of this subject. But my guest today is an AUTHORITY! Fred Minnick, author and bourbon expert, helps sort out the myth from fact, and explain how bourbon made a helluva rally in the late 90’s. I also talk Nats and POFF, the unthinkable trade, and empty the mailbag. All that, plus welcome to “The Straw Police.”

The Kid Was In The Front Row! Wasn’t That Enough?

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!

“I Had This Crazy Dream About Tiger The Other Day….”

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.

“One Of The Most Stupid Things In Golf”

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.

 

“Aaron Rodgers Has 40/40 Vision”

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hit by Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr after throwing a pass in the first quarter Sunday. Rodgers broke his collarbone on the play. Mark Hoffman/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is hit by Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) breaking Rodgers collarbone during the first quarter of their game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, October 5, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

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.

CzabeCast: “Blokes On A Plane”

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!

CzabeCast Friday July 13, 2018

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.

CzabeCast Thursday July 12, 2018

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”.

CzabeCast Wednesday July 11, 2018

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.