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4 SZNS feat. Justin Rowan & James Holas

The 4 SZNS Podcast sat down with Justin Rowan (@cavsanada) and James Holas (@SnottieDrippen) for our second ever mailbag edition. 

 

2:49- The best players 25 and under all seem to be international (Embiid, Jokic, Giannis, Simmons, Wiggins, Porzingis). Is this a coincidence? An up and coming trend?

8:48- Is this Tyler Ulis' team going forward, or does Mike James have the regins now and forever?

11:05- Guys, you can cuss

14:46- Who is the most impactful player in the league who averages less than 10 ppg?

17:14- Terry Rozier vs Marcus Smart

20:22- What are the Sixers supposed to do about Markelle Fultz?

23:39- Who has been the best sneaky good impact guy on their new team?

34:35- One player in the league that would be the worst roommate

37:55- Top 5..... All Attitude team

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 5 (Montreal Canadiens Take a Stand at Home)

This week we talked about Montreal's three home games, including wins over the Florida Panther, a loss against the Los Angeles Kings, and an entertaining and ultimately relieving win against the New York Rangers. On the plus side, fans saw 2 goals from Max Pacioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Shea Weber, and Phillip Danault. In addition, Paul Byron, Brendan Gallagher each contributed a goal. Despite the good week overall, we discussed the challenges the Habs face to make the playoffs. We were also joined by Patrik Bexell, European Correspondent for Habs Eyes On The Prize and host of the Puck Drop Podcast.

Last Word on Habs Pod Episode 5 Rundown

Introduction, Illness, and Buffalo Football (00:00 – 02:00)

Habs Home Stand, Improved Play, and Defensive Adjustments (02:01 – 11:18)

Considering Carey Price (11:19 - 18:07)

Habs, Playoffs, and Team Building (18:08 - 25:43 )

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (25:44 - 26:18)

Guest: Patrik Bexell (26:19 - 51:51)

The Habs Week Ahead (51: 52 - 1:04:09)

 

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor on the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 9): NFL Week 8 Preview! Plus Nik Breaks Down the NFL’s Surprise Contenders

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 8 matchups. He also takes a look at the perplexing Carolina Panthers, discusses Joe Thomas’ injury, and ponders why the Dolphins went with Jay Cutler after all. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Last word on Steelers Podcast Week 8

On Last Word On Steelers Podcast Week 8, Host Patrick Gelesh and Co-Host Brian Harker discuss numerous topics. Harker leads off with Wednesday's injury report. Which evolves into a review of the Steelers week seven win over the Cincinnati Bengals. They included the performance of Le'Veon Bell, who could be on pace to be only the sixth running back in NFL history to rush for more than 400 carries. As well as disect the defensive line's dominance. Then move onto Artie Burns' stellar performance against wide receiver A.J. Green.

They reviewed the statistics from key players in the game analyzed how the defense as a whole has become more and more impressive. They created havoc in the Bengals backfield and were able to come up with two interceptions. Gelesh segued into a thorough discussion of the separate units in each phase, starting with the defense. They both highlighted some performances that were particularlyimpressive. That included Tyson Alualu's play iwhile Stephon Tuitt was inactive. They touched on Vance McDonald's continued progression within the offense and compared his strenghts and weaknesses to Jesse James. Also they analyze the   development of the secondary, and compare where it is now to where it is was at this point in the 2016 season. They acknowledged the continued success in the Steelers run defense and briefly touched on the fake punt that led to a 44 yard completion from Robert Golden to Darius Heyward-Bey.

Gelesh and Harker move on to talk about the offense before moving on to the drama created by Martavis Bryant. They discuss the way he's handled the situation and Mike Tomlin's choice to bench him. They also discuss what Bryant's absense means for the Steeler matchup against the Detroit Lions.

Lastly, the two hosts discuss the final topic, a preview of  the Steelers week eight match up with the Lions. They discussed Alejandro Villenueva and Chris Hubbard's need to control Ezekiel Ansah and Anthony Zettel. while speculating on what the receiver situation could look like with Bryant inactive. Lastly, they emphasized the need to contain Lions punt returner Jamal Agnew. They talked about the importance of ball protection and winning the field position battle in this game particularlly. Finally, Gelesh and Harker both reveal their week 8 score predictions.

 

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4 SZNS feat. Sam Amico

The 4 SZNS Podcast's Ryan Magdziarz & Zak Noble sit down with former Cavs reporter, and current NBA Insider Sam Amico to discuss his beef with Michael Jordan, the Kyrie-LeBron saga, the Eric Bledsoe fiasco, and Top 5 power rankings.

3:42- Cavs Reporter

8:53- Evil Racoon

13:30- Sam's NBA Comparison 

17:45- Beef with Michael Jordan

22:44- Kyrie- LeBron saga

27:00- Eric Bledsoe best fit?

32:00- Brooklyn Pick

37:54- New guys making an impact

42:52- Top 5 Power Rankings

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‘In The Bin’ Rugby Pod - Season 1 Episode 9 another week of rugby news, reviews and rants.

The continental editions of the ‘In the Bin’ rugby podcast keep on rolling in, as we complete the second week of Champions Cup rugby.

Your hosts Andy & Paddy reflect on a truly outstanding week of European rugby, with plenty of big performances to talk about. Hands up who agrees? (see main picture)

Big Story Roundup

 

There was much excitement about new teams challenging for the Champions Cup throne this season, particularly Glasgow & Scarlets. However, after two games is it the same old story? The Scottish & Italian teams, along with both Welsh regions, are still winless after round 2.

Champions Cup Recap

The Champions Cup delivered one of the finest weekends of rugby this year in its second week.

Exeter travelled to Montpellier ‘fully Armand’ and dangerous, and managed to evade the wrath of LWOR favourite Nadolo, to snatch a magnificent win on the go. Fans might recall this win in years to come, for the result–but also, that lovely Pink Shirt. 

Once again Leinster underlined their European credentials, as Healy scored freely & Sexton marshalled the Irish province to a crucial away win.

Elsewhere, Tigers roared to maximum points against Castres and despite not racing out of the traps, Munster secured a vital victory at Thomond Park. 

Third Bledisloe Cup Test

We also discuss events down under, where the Wallabies end the Bledisloe Cup annual series on a high note. Israel Folau inspired them to a long overdue win against New Zealand.

‘In the Bin’ Regulars

An array of wonderful tries for us to choose from for ‘Try of the Week’. A monstrous collision is our unanimous pick for ‘Hit of the Week’.

Of course, we will also treat ourselves to a weekly rant in ‘Bin Juice’.

Predictions for next week’s Premiership & Pro 14

Through sheer luck, Andy just shaded the prediction crown last week. So your hosts get ready to ‘go for all money’ again as rugby returns to the domestic league fixtures.

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Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 4 (Montreal Canadiens Winless Out West)

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the LWOH Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs and features guests from the Last Word on Sports community. Join us for smart takes, controversial opinions, and news you can use about the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Word on Habs Pod - Episode 4 (Winless Out West)

Be sure to follow @LWOS_Habs for Habs news, commentary, and analysis.

This week we talked about the habs trip out west and their losses to the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, and previewed the game against the Anaheim Ducks. We also renewed the debate we had about Max Pacioretty. Connor thinks Pacioretty is to blame for the Canadiens slow start. Johannes thinks blaming Max obscures deeper problems within the organization. We are joined this week by Johanna Albertsson. Johanna is the New York Rangers Team Manager or Last Word on Hockey. Johanna tells us about this week's Kings game that she was able to attend, her experience as a sports writer, and about one of her favorite articles.

Last Word on Habs Episode 4 Rundown

Introduction, John Dunsworth, and Gord Downie (00:00 – 04:42)

West Coast Trip and games in San Jose and Los Angeles (04:43 – 14:55)

Debate: Max Pacioretty and the Habs Slow Start (14:56 – 30: 41)

Write for Us: Last Word on Hockey (30: 42 – 31: 14)

Guest, Johanna Albertsson (31: 15 – 50: 07)

The Habs Week Ahead (50: 08 – 103: 50)

Thanks for listening. Be sure to contact us at @LWOS_Habs. We love hearing your views, reviews, and suggestions. Thanks to Ethan Meixsell, Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, and Silent Partner for their musical contributions to the Pod.

Johanna's twitter handles include @LWOS_NYR for all things Rangers. Her personal handle is @johannakatee. See below for the article we talked about with Johanna.

The Last Word on Habs Podcast is brought to you by the Last Word on Sports Network. Co-hosted by the Montreal Canadiens team managers Connor Lapalme and Johannes Wheeldon, it is a weekly look at the Habs, news, notes, arguments, and aspirations. It features guests from the Last Word on Sports community.

Johannes Wheeldon is a father, author, college professor, and criminal justice consultant. Mostly he is a Habs fan with plenty of opinions. Contact him on twitter @justicelawdev.

Connor Lapalme is a writer and editor on the Last Word on Hockey. A passionate Hockey and Habs fans, Connor is never afraid to share his opinion. Contact him on twitter @Connor_Lapalme.

 

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Necessary Roughness Podcast (EP 8): NFL Week 7 Preview! Plus Nik Refuses to Write Off the Green Bay Packers

In this episode of the Necessary Roughness Podcast, host Nikolas Donadic dives into the NFL regular season's Week 7 matchups. He also takes a look at the underachieving Bucs, the perplexing Ravens, and breaks down the underwhelming starts of the Pats and Falcons ahead of their rematch. Enjoy the show and join us next Saturday afternoon for the following episode!

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Last word on Steelers Podcast Week 7

Host Patrick Gelesh and co-host Brian Harker start out by going through the Pittsburgh Steelers injury report. next, we break down last week's win against the Kansas City Chiefs. We touch on the Steelers defense's ability to shut down the Chiefs offense who entered the game with the NFL's #1 rated offense. They held Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt to under 25 rushing yards on the game and showed the potential that this defense has.

 

The podcast continues with Patrick and Brian focusing on the offense. They examine the running game, and Le'Veon Bell's success. As well as his unique running style. As well as the offensive line's progression. They also discuss the Steelers offensive play of the year; Antonio Brown's one-handed catch off of a deflection that he turned into a touchdown pass. They continue by examining the rumors surrounding Martavis Bryant requesting a trade. As well as his future with the Steelers and his value in the trade market. Bryant went out of his way to dispell any rumors about him wanting to be traded.

 

Lastly, Patrick and Brian examine the matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals who have been playing well since switching offensive coordinators. They highlighted players to watch, and that the Steelers are six and one in their last seven games against the Bengals. Patrick identifies the Bengals subpar offensive line and the Steelers front seven that is coming off of a dominate performance against the Chiefs as a key matchup in the game. While Brian touches on Artie Burns matching up with Bengals wide out A.J. Green. The Bengals lead the league by pressuring quarterbacks on 34 percent of their dropbacks. Ben Roethlisberger has only been pressured on 15.2 percent of his dropbacks. There will be a lot of pressure on the Steelers offensive line to continue growing and keep Roethlisberger standing. Perhaps the most important fact of this week seven matchup is whether or not the offensive line can keep Roethlisberger healthy throughout the game.

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4 SZNS Award Predictions

The 4 SZNS Podcasts Ryan Magdziarz and Zak Noble predict their NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and 6th Man of the year.

3:00- MVP

10:02- Defensive Player of the Year

13:46- Coach of the Year

19:55- Most Improved Player of the Year

25:25- Rookie of the Year

31:06- 6th Man of the Year

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