[PODCAST] Sportsbash ON DEMAND June 8 2012
Did you miss the Sports Bash or do you just want to listen to it again?
The Sports Bash ON DEMAND gives you the chance to go back and hear what you missed. Its the Sports Bash with Mike Gill and Todd Ranck.
Here is today’s show: Friday June 8th, 2012.
LeBron kills it
LeBron James, with the back against the wall, delivered one of the most dominate playoff performances you will ever see last night. He had 30 points in the first half, finished with 45, and had 1/3 of the Miami Heat rebounds. If you're looking for a clutch moment, that was it. The series will continue with a Game 7 Saturday night in Miami. Listen to Mike Gill and Todd Ranck break down the performance of LeBron James in Game 6 last night.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley
With Floyd Mayweather, Jr. currently sitting in a Las Vegas jail cell, Manny Pacquiao fights a different opponent Saturday night. President of Eastern Division for Caesars Entertainment, Don Marrandino, called in and previewed the fight with us. He said if Pacquiao loses, you may never see him fight again. Also, he said look forward for an announcement for an upcoming fight in Atlantic City on September 8th. He hopes to put together a fight at Bader Field.
Mike Gill back in February
Mike and Todd talk about the Phillies struggles and reiterate what is wrong with the team. Mike and Todd both say that Shane Victorino's contract situation is heavily weighing on him thus far. Mike Gill goes back to February and recaps three things that he told everyone what was wrong with the Phillies. The Phillies are now six games back in N.L. East play and begin a 9 game road trip tonight in Baltimore.
1. Lineup is terrible
2. The pitching will break down
3. John Mayberry, Jr. is not an every day player
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe
Hall of Fame New York Knicks PG Earl Monroe called into the show and talked a bit about the NBA Playoffs and his program that he's in the area promoting. He said LeBron James showed everyone last night what he can be and he just needs to continue on this path. On Oklahoma City, he really likes the way they've grown up this past year and the play of Russell Westbrook is quite impressive because hes not forcing things anymore. On the 76ers, Monroe says they still need that M.V.P. type player because when you need a bucket, he'll deliver for you.
Monroe is taking part in Diabetes Restaurant Month in Philadelphia, which teams up with Merck to challenge restaurants to make some items on their menu diabetes-friendly. For more information visit their website.
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
Sportsbash Stock Exchange is a series of BUY or SELL questions hosted by producer Pete Giordano. The Stock Exchange is brought you by Linwood Country Club. Visit their website to learn more about one of South Jersey’s oldest and most-respected private golf clubs!
1. BUY OR SELL these 9 AL games being the last 9 for Jim Thome in a Phillies uniform?
2. BUY OR SELL Broncos LB DJ Williams tweeting pictures of his playbook?
3. BUY OR SELL your confidence in I'll Have Another before he was scratched?
4. BUY the player that will be the first shakeup for the Phillies that's on the team?
Jon Paul Morosi
Jon Paul Morosi, FOX Sports, called in and talked about the Phillies struggles. Morosi said the Phillies have been the class of the National League since 2007, but their run will come to an end. The pitching is breaking down, the core is getting older and it's not 2008 for Ryan Howard and Chase Utley anymore. Morosi wonders if Roy Halladay is sincere when he says he wants to retire wearing their uniform. Halladay came to Philadelphia to win a World Series and if he's not close to one in 2014, he could sign elsewhere when his contract expires. On Hamels, the two parties are not close on agreeing to a new contract. The more games the Phillies win, the better chance they'll have retaining him. For the latest breaking news in MLB, follow Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter.
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Andre Iguodala to Toronto?
Mike Gill goes over a report that would send Sixers SF Andre Iguodala to the Toronto Raptors for the 8th overall pick in this years draft, PF Ed Davis and PG Jose Calderon. Calderon has a contract thats expiring this season and is due just over $10M. Would you make this trade? Personally, I think I would think long and hard about it. The 2012 NBA Draft Thursday, June 28th.
Dave Hale LIVE at Camden Yards
Dave Hale, Wilmington News Journal called in from Oriole Park at Camden Yards to talk about this weekends Interleague series. Hale said the contract situation is weighing on CF Shane Victorino and he isn't himself. Hale also said the Phillies are looking for relief help and have been for a little while now. But what can the Phillies give in return? And exactly what (set-up) players are out there that will help your team? Follow Dave Hale on Twitter.
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1. Do you approve of the Mets reprinting tickets of Johan Santana's no-hitter and selling them for $50?
2. What technology enhancements to sports do you love and hate?
3. Who is the biggest Philadelphia sports villain now that Joe Banner is out?
4. A man named Junior Alexander Guy activated his first cell phone and began getting threats and harassing calls all hours of the ay and night. T-Mobile had given him the number formerly used by George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin in Florida. T-Mobile eventually gave him a new number and credit towards his bill, but he’s suing for compensation. Does he deserve more?
5. Jerry Stiller is 85… Favorite Jerry Stiller moment in Seinfeld?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org