[PODCAST] Sportsbash ON DEMAND June 12 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: Tuesday June 12th, 2012.
Game 1 tonight
Mike Gill and Todd Ranck open today's show with a preview of tonight's NBA Finals Game 1 from Oklahoma City, OK. LeBron James has the M.V.P.'s, while Kevin Durant has the NBA scoring titles. Is it just going to be LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant for the NBA Championship? Todd Ranck says "of course not, but in the 4th quarter it will be." The guys then debate the defensive game plans for both teams, wondering who will guard Russell Westbrook for the Heat and who will guard Chris Bosh for the Thunder? NBA Finals Game 1 is tonight at 9:00 est on ABC and 97.3 ESPN FM
Bob Cooney talks Thorn
Philadelphia Daily News beat writer Bob Cooney called in and gave us more details on the Sixers searching for a Rod Thorn replacement. He said no matter what happens, this upcoming season will be the final season Thorn has in charge of the team. He doesn't believe there is a "power struggle" between Thorn and Collins, rather they all have their opinions and are working together. Current San Antonio Spurs executive Danny Ferry is listed as a favorite to land the job. Follow Bob Cooney on Twitter.
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 the NBA 2-3-2 format in the NBA Finals
2. BUY OR SELL your feeling last night of the former Flyers hoisting the Stanley Cup?
3. BUY OR SELL RAW episode last night?
Mike Vick ranked too low in Top 100?
Just like Mike Vick, Mike Gill has a problem with where Vick is ranked in the NFL Network Top 100 list. Remember that this is a list that includes Peyton Manning, a QB who didnt play last year and had four neck surgeries. Peyton's brother, Eli, is ranked No. 31. Gill wants to know: is Eli Manning almost 40 spots better than Mike Vick? Does Vick deserve to be ranked higher than a young Cam Newton? How about Matthew Stafford? View the incomplete list.
It’s a Tuesday edition of Top Tweets brought to you by The NEW Mercedes-Benz of Atlantic City. Visit their website and drive home in a luxury car tomorrow! What was some of the reaction to Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne, etc winning the Stanley Cup last night? It’s all inside Top Tweets!
The Phillies continue their Interleague schedule tonight in Minnesota against a last place team in the Twins. Mike Gill played a clip from Jayson Stark where Stark compared the Phillies to the Cardinals, "they just have to stick together and hope to sneak in that second wild card spot at the end of year with a healthy Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard down the stretch.
Keith Law on Trout vs. Harper
ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law called in and gave us his opinions on who he'd rather have: Washington Nationals star OF Bryce Harper or Anaheim Angels star OF Mike Trout. Law said Trout is the better player as of right now and is the second best player in the 2009 MLB Draft with only Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg ahead of him. Keith Law joined ESPN.com in June 2006 as the lead baseball analyst for Scouts Inc., covering the majors, minors and amateurs. Read his blog.
1. What moves are you making for the Phillies if they are "sellers" in July?
2. Which former Flyer were you happiest for last night?
3. Which Big 3 would you rather have: Heat or Thunder?
4. What event is on your bucket list to cover?
5. Whats your reaction to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. comments from prison?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org