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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.

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.

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Description:

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

World Series

11/29/2022
How would you rank the NFC teams right now in terms of winning in the playoffs? The United States vs. Iran became a whole lot more than just a soccer game over the last few days. What is the Connie Mack World Series all about? A new documentary will help tell that story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:22

Bowl Season

11/29/2022
Nick Carparelli Executive Director of Bowl Season joins the shot to discuss what 5-7 teams need to become bowl eligible, why bowl games are strong with an expanded playoff on deck and what draws people to the television to watch them. Lamar Jackson might get a FedEx package from the NFL. Does anyone want to play one more game against New Mexico State? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:44

One More

11/29/2022
New Mexico State head football coach Jerry Kill discusses the teams win at Liberty, the difference he saw in the team on the sidelines and trying to find one more game to play this season. A mistake late on Monday Night Football? Fan weigh in on centralized high school title games. Primetime coach for UNLV? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:05

Wysong Winning

11/28/2022
Cleveland Storm senior quarterback Evan Wysong discusses his teams win over La Cueva in the 6A state title game, how they came together this season and what he is looking forward to becoming a Lobo football player next season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:27

Pavia Proving It

11/28/2022
New Mexico State quarterback Diego Pavia discusses the Aggies season coming off a six total touchdown performance in the teams win at Liberty. Where he has grown this season, playing for Coach Jerry Jill and continuing to build the program. #NMSU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:17

Gonzales Looking Ahead

11/28/2022
New Mexico head football coach Danny Gonzales discusses the conclusion to the season, what he is looking for in an offensive coordinator, what development he saw and needs to see on offense and figuring out what the roster is going to look like when the transfer portal opens. #MWFB #Lobos See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:50

Backup

11/23/2022
What are scheduling options for the Lobos now without two games on the schedule? How do the fans feel about what the potential options were? What Mountain West basketball needs to feel good about being a multi-bid league. Kilff Kingsbury make it until the end of the season as Arizona head coach? What did the Jets decide to do with Zach Wilson? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:28

Title Games

11/23/2022
Sebastian Noel from Proview Networks breaks down the state football title games this weekend. Will we see a classic 6A game? Was playing in an empty gym an option for UNM/NMSU? Best side Thanksgiving side dish? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:46

Wait and See

11/23/2022
The Lobos and Aggies men's basketball teams will not play this season. Was it the right decision? Will things get back on track next year? The Lobo men have a player enter the transfer portal. What does that do to the rotation? The Lobo women played with eight players and won. What did they learn? Sam Darnold is starting again. Will this veteran running back make an impact? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:31

Coach 'em Up

11/22/2022
UNM women's soccer head coach and USWNT assistant coach Heather Dyche breaks down the USA gmae against Wales, what it like to prep for a World Cup and then the challenges in front of a college coach. Has NMSU done enough from a PR stand point? Scape goat in Denver and a new starting quarterback for the Jets? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:11

Will They Play

11/22/2022
As more is learned about the incident invovling an NMSU basketball player and a UNM student the next question is will the Lobos and Aggies play basketball this season? What should happen with the rivalry this season? What do coaches have to do when their teams are on the road? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:50

Missed Chance

11/22/2022
New Mexico State head football coach Jerry Kill talks about the teams loss at Missouri, being better than anyone expected and adressing issues with his team after what happened over the weekend. The United States opens up with a dud of a draw vs. Wales. Is San Diego State a top-10 team in college basketball? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:14

What's Next

11/21/2022
How do you sperate what happed with an assault involving a UNM student and an NMSU basketball player from the rivalry? Will we see the Lobos and Aggies play basketball against each other this season? Three biggest winners and losers from the NFL weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:52

Postponed

11/21/2022
Reaction to the incident that postponed the Lobo vs. Aggie basketball game on Saturday. What do we know? What happened? What should happen next between the two teams when it comes to basketball? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:47:40

Pitino Staying Level

11/18/2022
Lobos men's basketball coach Richard Pitino joined the show to discuss the Lobos win at SMU, how the new front court has opened things up for everyone, the focus needed to compete and what's on deck with New Mexico State this weekend. #GoLobos #MWBB See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:30

Find One

11/18/2022
The World Cup is going to be the gong show expected outside the stadiums. What gives the Lobos the edge at home over New Mexico State? How good can the Aggies be this season? What can Lobo football take from the last two games of the season? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:54

Ramping Up

11/18/2022
Lobos men's basketball coach Richard Pitino joined the show to discuss the Lobos win at SMU, how the new front court has opened things up for everyone, the focus needed to compete and what's on deck with New Mexico State this weekend. What will make the difference between the Lobos and Aggies? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:37

Frozen Tundra

11/18/2022
Can the Packers reset next year with Aaron Rodgers? The Titans are consistent and that will take you a long way in the NFL. Vikings or Cowboys? The buzz is real for Lobos and Aggies on Saturday night. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:55

Heiar Growing

11/17/2022
New Mexico State men's basketball coach Greg Heiar joins the show to discuss the Aggies loss at UTEP, their first taste of a rivalry game, the work being done to come together early and the season and expectations for Saturday's game against the Lobos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:41

Rivalry Round Up

11/17/2022
New Mexico State men's basketball coach Greg Heiar joins the show to discuss the Aggies loss at UTEP, their first taste of a rivalry game, the work being done to come together early and the season and expectations for Saturday's game against the Lobos. Is the UNM/NMS basketball rivalry back? Kevin Durant, does he have a point on leadership and his teammates? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:29