“First of all Howie, it’s just great to talk ball with you,” says this week’s guest ESPN’s Joe Tessitore. This week The Schwab speaks with Tessitore on this weekend’s Red River (Texas Oklahoma Showdown), SEC, Alabama, LSU, Heisman…and a little boxing to boot. Tessitore also talks about one of his favorite games ever which featured Boise State and Nevada with a relatively unknown Quarterback named Colin Kaepernick. And The Schwab shares his insights on the MLB Playoffs and the NHL’s newest team the Golden Knights. Like, share, comment, and talk sports.
“It’s like being back in the ESPN newsroom,” says this week’s guest, Mike Tirico. And it is. Mike and The Schwab talk about the college football season so far and whether Alabama and Clemson will go the distance. What is it like to cover the home games of Notre Dame and what Brian Kelly is doing differently this season. The NFL and why month one matters…and doesn’t matter. Colin Kaepernick on the field and not off…what Mike’s experiences covering him on MNF were like and which systems he might fit. The Winter Olympics and the North Korean figure skating team that might become one of the bigger stories.
So…maybe you missed the actual action on the football field this week. Well, The Schwab caught up with Pro Football Guru Russell Baxter to catch you up on everything that you missed. How good is Eli Manning, really? Can we really tell anything about the season so far? Are the Patriots suspect on defense? What are some stats to look at here? How important is the role of the running back this season?
And in terms of Colin Kaepernick…nothing off the field, just his chances of being signed. What are the football reasons that might be holding him back? Is he only a Starting QB for teams who can adjust around him? Or could he adjust?
This week The Schwab Speaks with current Nationals broadcaster (and former ESPNer) Bob Carpenter on whether this will (finally) be the year for the Nationals. Will Bryce Harper be ready? Will Ryan Zimmerman be a lifetime Nat? Will the bullpen hold up?
And The Schwab has some heated thoughts on the Triple G vs Alvarez fight, the Giants and Eli Manning, the key matches this weekend in College Football, and even the NHL pre-season.
Old School ESPN: The Schwab & Fox’s Tim Brando go back and forth on college football, ESPN memories, and even a little NFL in this edition. Who do they think will go the long haul for the Heisman Ceremony in New York? What’s up in the SEC? Who does Tim think is the best team in the SEC East (it will surprise you) ? And their view on Big Ten? Plus The Schwab’s thoughts on the opening of the NFL, Sloane Stephens, and of course, boxing.
The Schwab Speaks about the start of the NFL season (hear his picks for the Super Bowl!), this past week in college football (the upsets! the comebacks!), and has a few choice words for Caroline Wozniacki and her comments on Sharapova. This is a great podcast with Howie sounding just like the Howie of the ESPN newsroom in the days of old.
This week Karie Ross, former ESPN anchor and wife of Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski about Oklahoma Football, life in the family of a GM during the latter part of the MLB season, the Red Sox and the playoffs…as well as reminiscing on the good old days. Plus the Schwab on Mayweather McGregor, College Football, the US Open, and even Jean Ratelle’s jersey being retired!
The Schwab Speaks on the Wild Card Races in MLB-and why the Wild Card is Great. Plus his views on the Irving-Thomas swap in the NBA, who should BE in the NFL Hall of Fame, those injuries that are hampering the US Open and of course, boxing. Listen, comment, share!