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The NFL continues to grind out a Covid-19 season, with unexpected leaders like the Pittsburgh Steelers leading the way and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking up disgruntled, Antonio Brown.  Are the Steelers for real? Are the Bucs serious? The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from another title, but can the Rays pull the upset? The Big Ten is now playing college football, but did the weekend go as expected? Is Ohio State really a top team? These topics and more as the SPP Crew breaks down sports on the October 27, 2020 Episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
The NFL has huge storylines, as the Miami Dolphins elect to begin the process on Tua, while the Dallas Cowboys begin the blame game. The World Series is living up to the hype, with excellent pitching, timely hitting and managerial strategies. Who’s got the advantage? College Football welcomes the Big Ten to the party, hopefully to put some heads to bed on the rankings. Will Ohio State and Penn State live up to the hype? These topics and more, as the fellas bring in the sports weekend on this October 23, 2020 episode! “Welcome to the Show!” 
The NFL  week is in the books, with Marque teams on the brink. Who is starting to flex their muscle? The MLB World Series is finally here, after the League Championship series brought intrigue, comebacks, and disappointment. Who’s the best heading into the fall classic? College football’s biggest match up didn’t disappoint between SEC titans,  Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs. But, what did we learn from both team and who in the nation is poised to challenge Clemson Tigers for a National Title? These topics and more on this October 20,2020 episode with a full SPP Crew. “Welcome to the Show!”
NFL Week six has huge matchups, with HOF battles between Rodgers an Brady. The college football season has been shaken again with Covid-19, effecting Big-Time Matchups in the SEC and Big 12. Will the season continue this way? The MLB Playoffs continue to be epic, with swings in both series. How entertaining is this? The topics and more, as The Mic Dr. and The Matrix go the distance in the October 16, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
The NFL Week 5 begins with more Covid-19 breakouts, and a bad break ends Dallas Cowboy Quarterback, Dak Prescott’s season. What do we think about Dak’s franchise tag now? The NBA Finals are a wrap, and the Los Angeles Lakers win title #17, LeBron James 4th ring, and he wants some “Damn” respect? As Major League Baseball Playoffs move to the League Championships in “Bubble” cities, who will emerge as World Series Contenders. The College Football season witness more upsets, as the underdog failed to recognize their opponents’ cache, ranking and history. These topics and more on this October 13th, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show”
NFL Week 5 begins with Covid-19 concerns, coaching carousels, and QB changes. What’s the biggest game and story of the week? In the NBA, The Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 3-1, with LeBron poised to win his 4th NBA title, and Jimmy Butler giving it all he has. Has James moved up the ranks as an NBA great? MLB Playoffs continue, with Braves big homers, Tampa Bay timely pitching, and excitement within the bubble cities of Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Who’s the best teams available? College Football has big games this weekend, including a huge Miami Hurricane and Clemson Tiger, ACC showdown. Any surprises like the previous week? These topics and more as the SPP Crew continue to rock on the October 9, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
NFL Week 4 produced nail-biters, intrigue and “Conspiracy”. Why so much drama? The Lakers failed to take a 3-0 Lead versus the Miami Heat, led solely by Jimmy Butler. LeBron isn’t happy. College Football showcased its biggest games yet, not disappointing, with huge upsets, conference title implications, and player emergence. MLB wildcard is complete and on to the Divisional rounds. Is the MLB Covid-19 season experiment working?  These topics and more, as The SPP Crew looks at the weekend of the Underdog in this October 6, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
Week 4 of the NFL, but the league postpones games for Covid. Is this the right thing to do? The Lakers continue to dominate in the NBA Bubble playoffs, going up 1-0 over the Heat. Is it over? The Pac-12 commissioner proposes an 8-team playoff, only to be rejected by the CFP Management Committee. Do you want a larger playoff pool? The MLB playoffs are underway with their Best of 3 wild card round. Is this fun or what? These topics and more as the SPP Crew dops sports knowledge in this October 2, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show”
NFL teams are starting to demonstrate dominance, while others lack, placing coaches on the Hot seats. The NBA Finals are finally here, matching LA vs. Miami. Who has the Covid-free parade in their city? NCAA College Football saw the first weekend of exciting games and shocking outcomes determining new rankings. UFC fight night produced the heart of a champion, but did Adesanya and Costa live up to the hype? Who’s the best in the business now? Th NHL finals, MLB and WNBA close it out, as the SPP Crew review what’s going on in sports on this September 29, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
In this inaugural special addition episode of "In the Cage with Chops, Michael "Big Chops Mills interviews UFC Ringside Physician, Dr, Dave King. 
Week 3 of the NFL and divisions can be shaken up. Who’s the best matchups of the week?  The NBA playoffs are keeping up with the NFL with suspense and intrigue. Is it Lakers and Heat, or will someone spoil the party? The PAC-12 is back in college football. How does this affect the season and is there a true Heisman winner in 2020? The MLB Playoffs hasn’t arrived yet, but a big TV payday has. How does baseball compare to the other leagues in best TV Deal Packages? These topics, along with the Iconic “Shots Fired segment, as THE SPP Crew runs it back in this September 25th episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
Week 2 of the NFL wrapped up, along with various injured players. NCAA football season completed week 3, and after review, what do we think? The NBA playoffs continue with the Lakers and Heat leading the way, plus LeBron would love an MVP review. What say you? Is college recruiting a legit science, after former 5-Star Bishop Gorman Quarterback, Tate Martell opts out of playing College Football for the University of Miami. What happened? These topics and more, as we provide further review on sports world in this September 22, 2020 episode. 
NFL, week 2 kicks off and what are the major storylines?  The B1G Ten announces its back with collegiate football, and the PAC-12 isn’t far behind. Happy now? NBA playoffs are living up to the proverbial hype. Lakers and Nuggets, Heat and Celtics. Who’s going to the finals? The NCAA Division I council voted to start the 2020-21 season with stipulations. Do we agree? These topics and more on this September 18th episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
The NFL 2020 season is here and what are the major storylines? Who were the Studs and duds in week one play? The Clippers and Denver Nuggets are a game away from setting the NBA Western conference finals. The NBA Eastern Finals are about to go down, but who wins? These topics and more as The SPP Crew return from a week long break. “Welcome to the Show!”
Special Guest, Steel City Nation Podcast Host, Mark Maradei joins the Podium. The Jacksonville Jaguars release Leonard Fournette, CP3 cries over spilled milk, the Milwaukee Bucks are rejected at the rim, and the Dolphins Josh Rosen is facing the future of another team. These topics and more on this September 4, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the show!”
The Sports Podium Podcast is joined by Chris Carter, NFL analyst-DK Pittsburgh Sports & Host of Locked on Steelers Podcast. During this special "Hometown" Pittsburgh show, Chris shares his personal background and thoughts on the 2020 Season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pitt Panthers Football, and Pitt Basketball programs. Tune in as the yinzers chop it up. "Welcome to the show!"
The NFL has 77 Covid-19 test confirmed as false positives.The Baltimore Ravens released Earl Thomas after an on-field dispute during practice between him and fellow teammate, and Dallas is calling. The NBA playoffs have shifted with upsets and favorites being challenged. Allan Walsh, agent for Las Vegas Goalie Marc Andre Fleury is upset about his playing time. These topics and more during this August 25th episode. “Welcome to the show!”
In the NCAA, Justin Fields and parents make a push for college football returning, as BIG Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren emphatically says no reversal of course. Is this the right action? The NBA Playoffs have begun and are not going the way fans and analyst expect. Have we changed our thoughts? NFL teams are in full swing, including padded practices earlier this week. Are you excited for the return of football? MLB and Cincinnati Reds Play-By-Play broadcaster, Thom Brennaman, was suspended for using an “Anti-Gay” slur on the air, later apologizing. Do you accept it? These topics and more during this August 21st, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the show!”
The Washington Football Team, hires Jason Wright to serve as President of its organization and first in NFL history. Good move? Ohio State QB, Justin Fields, is leading the charge of a petition for the Big 10 to resume the football season. What was the response of the Big 10? Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson hopes to sign a mega deal in the NFL as the next man up. Is he worth it and what does he get? The Trilogy is over, as Cormier and Miocic complete their epic UFC battles. Thoughts?
The PAC-12 and B1G 10 cancelled fall sports, hoping for a spring return. Thoughts on this decision. NFL owner, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, say the team plans on playing in front of fans. Do you agree with his mindset? MLB has decided to allow the St. Louis Cardinals to resume play, not making up games, and a chance at the playoffs with at least 50-games finished and a top overall winning percentage. Is it fair?  NFL Tight-Ends, George Kittle & Travis Kelce signed multi-year extensions. Good signings and are they best in the NFL? These topics and more, during this August 14, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
Commissioners from the NCAA Power 5 football conferences met Sunday, followed by Big 10 and Pac-12 cancellation rumors. What is the state of CFB in 2020? NFL players voiced their displeasure in the NFL Covid-19 testing program, and the NFL responded. Do you like the new team testing protocols, keeping the players safe? MLB Season is one-quarter through its season, and teams have started to establish themselves. What are the biggest stories in baseball? Some franchises underperform and yet, owner’s manager to keep their teams, much to the chagrined loyal fan base. Should sports leagues forces owners to sell, for the sake of league balance? These topics and more, during this August 11th, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
NCAA, Texas Tech women’s basketball players accuse Coach Marlene Stollings and staff of an abusive program culture. Is this a big deal? NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger said he’s back, feels great and plans to win multiple Lombardi trophies. Is Ben serious? Penn State scraps plans for 23K fans to attend games at Beaver Stadium. How does this affect PSU and any other universities under the same restrictions? The PGA Championship is under way and the Tiger is on the prowl. Thoughts on Tigers performance and will he win? These topics and more on this “Freestyle Friday”, August 7th, 2020 episode. “Welcome to the Show”!
NFL players are upset with the “Opt-Out” deadline regarding the 2020season. Do you agree? Philadelphia Eagles, Head Coach Doug Peterson has testedpositive for Covid-19. What are the implications of losing a Head Coach during theseason? Schools such as Alabama are highly concerned due to the implications of lossrevenue and the potential economic impact. Should the NCAA push the envelope orsimply shut down college athletics for safety? NBA week one is completed inside thebubble. What are your storylines and take-aways? This and more on this August 3rd , 2020episode. “Welcome to the Show”!
NFL players are opting out of the 2020 season, including Kansas City Running Back Damien Williams & New England Linebacker Dont’e Hightower, due to Covid-19 concerns. Are we concerned?  The top 10 NFL players are released, with Lamar Jackson ranked #1. Is the list accurate? Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers believes his days in Green Bay are limited. Why and what team is best for him next season? The MLB suspended Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher, Joe Kelly for 8-games after throwing at two Houston Astros batters.  Is the 8-game suspension warranted, why or why not? The NBA ball is tipped, Ionescu scores and the ACC gets Notre Dame, well, for 1 year. These topics and more on this July 31st episode. “Welcome to the Show!”
The Florida Marlins had 12 players and two coaches test positive for the Corona virus.  Does this complicate the future of the MLB season? The NBA is prospering in the “Disney Bubble”, with a reported zero positive COVID tests. Should the NFL quickly reconsider a possible bubble and/or host city? Outside the Bubble, Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, hung out at “Magic City”, an Atlanta Strip Club. Was this a selfish act and should the NBA add a suspension to his mandatory quarantine? The NFL and the NFLPA have proposed a $175 million minimum salary cap number for the 2021 season. How could this impact the future of player salaries? These topics and more on this July 28th episode. “Welcome to the Show”
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Podcast Details

Created by
James "The Mic Doctor" Lawhorn, Lamar "Matrix" Lovelace, & Michael "Big Chops" Mills
Podcast Status
Apr 30th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 23rd, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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