[PODCAST] Sportsbash ON DEMAND June 22 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 22nd, 2012.
LeBron and Miami win it all
The coronation was complete last night. For the first time in his illustrious career, LeBron James won an NBA Championship. With a triple-double to close out the young Thunder, James also took home the Finals MVP Trophy. Mike Gill STILL thinks Kevin Durant will wind up with more rings than James. Come on Man!
Eric Reid talks NBA Finals
Miami Heat television play-by-play broadcaster Eric Reid called in and gave us the reaction in Miami the day after winning the NBA Championship. Reid said "you should gain through pain." He took last year's Finals failure and was held himself accountable, as he said last night when he looked himself in the mirror. Reid also said the Heat were a lot deeper than the critics gave them credit for. Norris Cole, Mike Miller, Shane Battier all made great contributions in different games.
Shane Victorino is "over it..."
Shane Victorino had a few choice words for the Phillies media in the clubhouse last night. Victorino said he'd love to score 10 runs a night, but its just not possible. Charlie Manuel also wanted more production from his 8th and 9th hole hitters in this week's series. Mike Gill says he just can't watch this team, saying "there's nothing interesting watching Ty Wigginton walking to the plate." Cliff Lee still does not have a single win this season, he'll try for his first of the season tonight against Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Gill also wants t-shirts made for Cliff Lee.
Todd Kalas previews Rays vs. Phillies
Television broadcaster for the Rays, Todd Kalas called in from the ballpark and previewed the final Interleague series of the season of the Phillies. Kalas said he can't "fathom" how it's June 22nd and Cliff Lee still has not recorded a win yet. Kalas is also the son of Phillies legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas and said on air that the Phillies "are my national league team." This interview is a must-listen for the simple fact that Todd sounds so much like his father, Harry The K. Kalas is entering his 14th season with the Rays.
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 any major moves from Flyers this weekend?
2. BUY OR SELL Phil Jackson as the sole reason why only 4 active NBA Coaches have ever won NBA Titles?
3. BUY the reason why only 2 Duke graduates have ever won the NBA Championship?
LeBron and KD
Mike took a few calls on LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant and who will win more championships. Gill says Durant will win more. Durant is certainly in a better position at his age than James was at 23, as the pieces currently around him are much better than what LeBron James had. At any rate, Mike sees James as the best player, but the look he saw from Durant last night assured him that Durant will win more.
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As always at 5:30 it is our football fix where we bring in our Eagles Insider Ryan Messick into the conversation. Today's fix was focused on the Eagles secondary, mainly the cornerbacks. Is the tandem of Nnamdi Asomugha and DRC better than the tandem of Asante Samuel and Asomugha? At 30 years old, how many more years can we expect Asomugha to play at a high level? It's all below in the football fix..
1. Do you like the Sergei Bobrovsky trade?
2. What does it say about society as a whole in that a little-leaguer can be sued?
3. What's your favorite "stupid guy thing?"
4. What catch phrase can you come up with to sell t-shirts like Bryce Harper?
5. What would you do if you saw a gator on the sidewalk?
Pete Giordano is the producer of “The Sportsbash,” e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org