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Get an entertaining recap of all sports scores and developing stories as you start your day. Features intriguing guests, controversial topics, and hard-hitting news. It’s what everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. Jeff Siembieda and JJ Buck host weekdays from Albuquerque on KNML-AM, The Sports Animal.

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Albuquerque, NM

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Get an entertaining recap of all sports scores and developing stories as you start your day. Features intriguing guests, controversial topics, and hard-hitting news. It’s what everyone will be talking about around the water cooler. Jeff Siembieda and JJ Buck host weekdays from Albuquerque on KNML-AM, The Sports Animal.

Language:

English


Episodes
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KT's Conference Finals

5/24/2024
Lobo legend and former NBA forward Kenny Thomas shares his thoughts on the direction of college athletics and his takeaways from the start of the eastern and western conference finals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:53

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NCAA Money

5/24/2024
The NCAA has begun to settle lawsuits and that means more money heading to the student-athletes. Who has to pay? Where is it coming from and what does that mean for schools like New Mexico and New Mexico State? You golf tip of the week from Sandia Golf Club. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:12

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Gold Road

5/24/2024
The Boston Celtics took a 2-0 series lead as another big time player gets hurt for the opponent. A conversation with World Series Champion Nick Swisher on the MLB Home Run Derby X competition coming to Isotopes Park August 23rd. Super Bowl, no bust for the Lions? Are the Raiders a sneaky playoff team? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:57

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Stay Positive

5/23/2024
Post NBA Combine thoughts who should go back to school and who should go pro? Who should the 49ers pay to keep things rolling? Which owner thinks contracts are at a breaking point? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:30

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Don't Play for Money

5/23/2024
Did Dak Prescott win over fans or hurt himself when it comes to saying he does not play for money while only having one year left on his deal. Do the Browns believe in Watson? Will Anthony Richardson change his style? Are you onboard with what LeBron had to say when it comes to Caitlin Clark? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:49

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The Noise

5/23/2024
Why Catlin Clark is still the difference for the WNBA despite being 0-5. How will Kansas City handle all the noise off the field; from their kicker to wide receiver. The Mavericks ripped game one from Minnesota. Did we overlook the best duo in the NBA? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:42

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At Fault

5/22/2024
The Pacers threw away a game one win at Boston. How do they respond? Do the Celtics take the gift and run? Did an NBA player run over a kids foot? Which 'good' quarterbacks are on their last leg this NFL season? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:45

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Cup Tastic

5/22/2024
New Mexico United continued their strong run of form overall and in the U.S. Open Cup. Are the Cowboys on the back burner in Dallas? Who will win the Steelers starting QB job? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:41

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Throw it Away

5/22/2024
Did the Pacers miss their chance to win the Eastern Conference Finals? What happened in the final 30 seconds and who responds in game two? Who do you favor in the west, Minnesota or Dallas? Aaron Rodgers, Super Bowl or bust? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:04

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KT's Playoff Reaction

5/21/2024
Lobo legend and former NBA forward Kenny Thomas shares his thoughts on Minnesota and Indiana advancing to the conference finals. What did he think of the Nuggets game six and seven performances? How would he handle a coaching search? Will a new NIL lawsuit change things for how collectives and teams recruit players? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:12

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Handling Wins and Losses

5/21/2024
Were the Nuggets too salty after their loss to Minnesota or is that what we want from players and coaches? Is the NFL wide receiver market about to explode? Do you want your best players involved in a coaching search? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:40

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Salary Ceiling

5/21/2024
What are you willing to pay for a good NFL quarterback? With Tua and Trevor on the verge of new deals what should Jacksonville and Miami do? How long will the Catlin Clark surge continue for the WNBA? Mountain West football coach rankings! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:56

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KT and Golf

5/17/2024
Lobo legend and former NBA forward Kenny Thomas discusses how nothing makes sense between the Nuggets and Timberwolves. What he see's from the other series and his thoughts on JT Toppin at the NBA Draft Combine. Nick Knee, head golf pro at Sandia Golf Course shares his thoughts on Scottie Scheffler, the first round of the PGA Championship and this weeks golf tip. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:22

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Heart of a Champion

5/17/2024
Three games in a row the Nuggets had the heart of a champion. What happened in game six then? Minnesota won by 45 points. More on the police report involving Scottie Scheffler being arrested on his way to the golf course to tee off for the second round of the PGA Championship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:31:27

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#1 in Jail

5/17/2024
Scottie Scheffler was arrested and still managed to make his tee time for the 2nd round of the PGA Championship. The Nuggets should have been arrested for that game six performance in Minnesota. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:47

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Star Player

5/16/2024
Who are you building you NBA franchise around? Which stars will be on the move this offseason? Schedule = questions. Which NFL teams quarterbacks are under the most pressure this season? Reaction to JT Toppin's bigger stage comments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:01

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Bigger Stage

5/16/2024
How is JT Toppin performing at the NBA Scouting Combine? What could he role be at the next level? Toppin said one of the reasons he left was to play on a bigger stage, does that make sense or sting Lobo fans? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:00

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Plan Ahead

5/16/2024
The NFL Schedule is out and are you ready to plan your fall? What will be the biggest regular season matchups? Can Luka be that guy every night? How did he lock in to give Dallas a 3-2 series lead? JT Toppin wanted a bigger stage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:46

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Prove it Season

5/15/2024
With jobs on the line who are the quarterbacks that have the most to prove next season? What do you think of Lobo Football's win total for next season? Is Rory McIlroy the favorite for the PGA Championship? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:58

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Projecting the Future

5/15/2024
From JT Toppin to Bronny James, how do you project what they could be? Did Bronny do a good job of shifting the focus to his journey vs what his Dad wants? What was Tom Brady expecting from a comedy roast? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:06