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The Sports Reporters

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Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

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Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

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English


Episodes

The Sports Reporters - Episode 337 - NBA Trades and Big Money Deals. Can the Steelers Go Undefeated?

12/3/2020
Can the Pittsburgh Steelers go undefeated on the year? Well, they played horribly and still got the win over Baltimore... Is it possible they run the table and go 16-0? Who wants to the coach the Lions? Are we sleeping on the LA Rams' defense? And are the Saints prime to slip up against the Falcons? Plus, Russell Westbrook is traded to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a first round pick! The guys discuss all the angles.

Duration:00:48:25

The Sports Reporters - Episode 336 - Quarterback Mastery and Statement Wins

11/30/2020
Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers prove yet again they are masters at the Quarterback position. Could they meet in the Superbowl? Who are the best teams in the NFL right now? Some statement wins by the Titans and the Browns. And what a shame of a game in Denver between the Broncos and Saints. Plus, Alabama makes a statement crushing their rival, Auburn. Do you see any changes coming to the top 4 playoff seeds? Would you be excited to watch the College Football Playoff if it started today?...

Duration:00:45:57

The Sports Reporters - Episode 335 - Post Thanksgiving Football Discussion

11/27/2020
The guys breakdown the NFL games over Thanksgiving and look forward to the tasty matchups this weekend. Plus, can Alabama continue to quietly dominate without Nick Saban on the sideline this weekend? Those discussions and a lot more on this episode of the Sports Reporters!

Duration:00:51:27

The Sports Reporters - Episode 334 - Football Headlines. NBA Player Movement and Big Deals

11/23/2020
Football gentlemen, Football! A fun weekend of football as both, college and pros have entertaining games. What did we learn? And the guys discuss the latest NBA moves... Why player movement and huge contracts are becoming the focus and that's not necessarily a good thing...

Duration:00:54:45

The Sports Reporters - Episode 333 - NBA Draft. Attention Grabbing NFL and College Games

11/19/2020
The NBA draft has come and gone! Will there be a superstar in the bunch? A very young and inexperienced group leads to a lot of question marks... the guys discuss all the angles. Can Seattle's defense slow down Kyler Murray and the Cardinals? How will the Saints fair without Drew Brees at QB? Indy vs Green Bay a good measuring stick game. And Tennessee and Baltimore square off.. Why it's a must win game for both squads. And the premier match up in college features the Ohio State Buckeyes as...

Duration:00:53:11

The Sports Reporters - Episode 332 - A Memorable November Masters. Murray Magic. NBA Chatter

11/16/2020
Dustin Johnson leaves a talented field of golfers in his dust as he goes wire to wire to earn the green jacket at the Masters. The guys discuss his historically dominate victory. Did the "golf gods" get the last laugh with Bryson DeChambeau? And why the way Tiger Woods finished after a 10 on a par 3 was vintage Tiger. Plus, did you see the catch DeAndre Hopkins made in the last seconds over the Bills to propel the Cardinals to victory? Wow! The guys breakdown all the exciting games over the...

Duration:00:54:14

The Sports Reporters - Episode 331 - Masters. Football. Cy Young Winners

11/12/2020
The guys talk Masters! Is the "DeChambeauinization" of Golf good or bad for the sport? How will his long driving play at Augusta National? And who you picking to win it? Plus, a slue of NCAA football games are canceled or postponed... How will the committee crown a champion this year? In the NFL, are the Steelers prime to lose a game? Are the Miami Dolphins for real? And the guys discuss the Cy Young winners as well as the sale of the Mets. Will they finally spend some money on top flight...

Duration:00:50:00

The Sports Reporters - Episode 330 - NFL Favorites and Sleepers. Clemson Football Takes a Loss

11/9/2020
Clemson and Notre Dame thrill us with an exciting overtime game that sees the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take down the defending champs, Clemson Tigers! The guys discuss the important moments from the game and give you their takeaways. Does this game have a different outcome if Trevor Lawrence plays? Did Ian Book make a name for himself with the victory? And what were the Fighting Irish fans in attendance thinking when they decided to rush the field at the end of game?! Plus, the NFL is in...

Duration:00:48:52

The Sports Reporters - Episode 329 - NFL Mid-Way Evaluations. College Football Whip-Around

11/5/2020
Halfway through the NFL season! Who has been the biggest surprise and disappointment so far? What has impressed you... What has you shaking your head? Who is the best in each division? The guys tackle all the discussions around football's half-way mark of the year. Plus, the Pac-12 finally gets going in College Football... Can they get a team in the playoff with a limited schedule? Who's the best in the land right now? The guys are talking some major football on the Sports Reporters Podcast!

Duration:00:46:56

The Sports Reporters - Episode 328 - Fall Football in Full Swing

11/2/2020
The Pittsburgh Steelers remain perfect on the year as they defeat the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens outplayed the Steelers and still found a way to lose. Why the jury is still out on Lamar Jackson. Would you take Big Ben's Steelers at 7-0 or Mahomes' Chiefs at 6-1? And the Seahawks with Russell Wilson continue to get victories... Who does the NFC go through? The guys discuss all the great NFL action over the weekend. Plus, Clemson gets a scare on two fronts as they avoid an upset bid by BC...

Duration:00:51:55

The Sports Reporters - Episode 327 - A Memorable World Series Discussed. Marquee Matchups in the NFL

10/29/2020
The LA Dodgers finish off the Tampa Bay Rays in game 6 of the World Series... What were the Rays thinking when they pulled starting pitcher, Blake Snell, when they did? And we have to discuss Justin Turner and his irresponsible behavior during the post-game celebration... Plus, the guys tackle the marquee matchups this weekend in the NFL. And the Philadelphia 76er's make another front office move, this time bringing in former Rockets GM, Daryl Morey. How will he mesh with Doc Rivers?

Duration:00:56:59

The Sports Reporters - Episode 326 - World Series Deep Dive. NFL Musings

10/26/2020
Game 4 and 5 of the World Series have been flat out amazing. The guys discuss all the big moments. Has Clayton Kershaw changed his playoff's narrative? Are we destined for a 7 game series? The Seattle Seahawks finally lose a close game. Has Arizona arrived? Is the NFC West the best division in the NFL right now? Are the Steelers the class of the AFC? Tampa Bay continues to impress and they are set to add another weapon. Plus, are we in a "Golden Era" for Quarterback play?

Duration:00:53:29

The Sports Reporters - Episode 325 - World Series Heroes and Head Scratchers So Far. NFL Week 7 Discussion

10/22/2020
Is Baseball's Fall Classic on track for a seven game series?! It sure feels that way after a competitive game 2 that has the series tied at 1-1. Do the Dodgers hopes rest on Bellinger and Betts hitting? Can Tampa's premier playoff pitcher, Charlie Morton, come through yet again in game 3? And is Baseball back as America's Pastime? Plus, the guys discuss some of the more intriguing NFL matchups this weekend... How the NFC East has fallen. Who remains undefeated between the Titans and the...

Duration:00:49:57

The Sports Reporters - Episode 324 - Epic Game 7's in MLB Sets Up Best of the Best World Series. Remembering Sid Hartman

10/19/2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays had the best records in baseball all year long so, it's only fitting they battle it out in the World Series! The guys discuss and break down the key moments in two epic game 7's. Plus, NFL action is heating up. College Football set to be a little more busy with the Big Ten starting up this weekend. Are Clemson and Alabama on a collision course to meet in the National Championship game? And remembering the amazing life of Sid Hartman, a Twin Cities...

Duration:00:56:12

The Sports Reporters - Episode 323 - Covid-19 and Football Delays. MLB Championship Series' Discussed

10/15/2020
The Covid-19 shut downs continue as the Atlanta Falcons and Florida Gators have to close up shop to deal with an up tick in cases. It just doesn't seem to end. How will it impact scheduling as the calendar begins to shrink? How will the NFL buy time if these games cant go off as planned? Plus, the guys breakdown the action in baseball as the AL and NL Championships heat up. Can the Dodgers ride momentum heading into a crucial game 4? Will the pesky Astros find a way to come back and win the...

Duration:00:51:45

The Sports Reporters - Episode 322 - Lakers 2020 NBA Champs! A Career Altering Moment for Dak Prescott

10/12/2020
The Los Angeles Lakers win their 17th NBA title and are the kings of the NBA world. How LeBron and Anthony Davis got it done. The Lakers bench stepped up in the big moment. And where do the Lakers go from here? Plus, Dak Prescott sees his season end with a gruesome foot injury... really too bad because of the type of season he was having. Will he be the same after? Discussing the varying philosophies of when to fire coaches. And Rafael Nadal domination on the clay courts continues.

Duration:01:00:23

The Sports Reporters - Episode 321 - MLB Moments Framed by October. Lakers on the Verge of a Title

10/8/2020
Boy are the baseball playoffs fun! The guys discuss all the big moments the MLB playoffs have provided so far. The Lakers showed us something in game 4 of the NBA Finals and now are on the verge of another NBA title. How will a celebration look? We discuss. Is Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a Super Bowl contender? Potential scheduling issues for the NFL. And of course parting shots!

Duration:00:57:12

The Sports Reporters - Episode 320 - An All-Time Great Performance In the NBA Finals. Intriguing Match-ups In MLB Playoffs

10/5/2020
Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat comes up with one the all-time great performances in NBA Finals history finishing with a 40 point triple double! Should the Lakers be concerned? Where did Anthony Davis go in the game? And was LeBron wrong for leaving the court a little bit early at the end? Plus, the divisional 5 game series' are set in baseball and they feature some "bad blood" match ups! The guys discuss the intriguing match-ups. And Week 4 in the NFL saw the Buffalo Bills separate...

Duration:00:54:06

The Sports Reporters - Episode 319 - NBA Finals Game 1 Dominance. MLB Playoff Games Galore. A Stinging Reminder for the NFL

10/1/2020
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continue to look dominant in the bubble as they take game 1 of the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat. The guys discuss LeBron's greatness and how Anthony Davis is the perfect pairing. With mounting injuries and no answers seemingly for the Lakers size, are we looking at a Finals sweep? The MLB playoffs are off to a fast and fun start. Everything from a 1-0 extra innings game to an all-night slugfest! Could we get use to this new format? Which of the top...

Duration:00:47:19

The Sports Reporters - Episode 318 - NFL Funday. NBA Finals Set. MLB Playoff Madness

9/28/2020
Who is the class of the NFC after 3 weeks? Is it the Packers? Seahawks? Who has been a disappointment who has been a surprise? Brady or Belichick winning after 3 games? LeBron and the Lakers reach the NBA Finals making it the third team James has lead there... Can he seal the deal like he did the Nuggets series? How about the feel good story of the Miami Heat? Do they have a chance to capture the title? Storylines heading into a compelling Finals. Plus, baseball playoffs are set! Who you got...