Nothing Personal with David Samson

<p>Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!</p>

Nothing Personal with David Samson

<p>Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. No guests. No callers. No BS. 45 minutes per day, Monday-Friday. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal!</p>

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  • Recap: Michael Jordan & The Last Dance Part VII & VIII (5/11)

    Today's word of the day is 'I'm Back' or 'fax' as in what Michael Jordan said when he returned from his short lived retirement. There is so much hate directed toward Jerry Krause, but where is the highlighting of all the good things he did for the team? Draft day trade for Pippen? Bringing in Kukoc? Scouting for Kerr and Paxson? Just awful. Jordan says in the documentary that "winning has a price." - Let's discuss this and how other leaders handle this. Why did Jordan retire for 18 months? CONSPIRACY THEORY TIME! Scottie Pippen gave up on his teammates (0:06). REPORT: World Baseball Classic will not take place in 2021 - what you need to know (38:48). MLBeard Challenge Day 55-57: Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City (42:52). Will MLB release a return to play timeline this week??

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Episodes of This Show

  • My MLB proposal to help bring baseball back (5/10)

    On today's bonus episode I'll break down my proposal on how Major League Baseball can start its season in August. This plan outlines Spring Training, Regular season, and what will happen in the Postseason. For a more comprehensive look at the proposal you can read it in its entirety on the CBS Sports website.

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  • Bryce Harper wants MLB to stop during 2021 Olympics (5/8)

    Today's word of the day is 'halt' as in Bryce Harper says the MLB season should be put on pause during the 2021 Olympics games. Will this happen (0:06)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if there was a revenue sharing war brewing between management and players in MLB (14:30). Brett Favre received $1.1M from Mississippi for services he supposedly never did; now he's giving the money back. Let's read his statement and try to figure out what happened here (24:30). Review - John Wick I & II (34:15). MLBeard Challenge Day 54: Memphis (40:06). Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are reportedly out of the running for to own the Mets... where did you all hear that from??

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  • Impact on sports if NBA goes rogue (5/7)

    Today's word of the day is 'rogue' as in reports are out the NBA could shift start of 2020-21 season to Christmas Day. What happens to other leagues if they do this (0:06)? NFL schedule release is set for tonight so what goes into the making of one? Let's discuss (14:51). Tomorrow NBA commissioner Adam Silver will be holding a conference call with NBA players so let's role play! It's going to be the biggest Zoom call of all time (16:59). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about discussions of how a player plays before and after they sign a big contract. But from the front office perspective, since the player is valuable enough to be signed, are there circumstances under which they use?the player differently after signing to minimize injury at the cost of wins if number of losses don't affect your playoff situation (34:12)? Review - The Player (42:02).?MLBeard Challenge Day 53: Portland (43:40).?

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  • What's it like to get a call from space (5/6)

    Today's word of the day is 'Major Tom' as in Tom Cruise wants to film a movie in SPACE! My space station/ baseball story with an astronaut aboard the ISS. I got a phone call from NASA astronaut Terry Virts while he was in space (0:06)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if it would?be more practical and financially feasible to cancel 2020 sports and plan for 2021 (10:38). MLB rumors of July 1 start apparently came from a conference call between Cleveland Indians front office and staff members. What they said, what was leaked (27:52). Review - Ozark (34:04). MLBeard Challenge Day 52: Chris Cotillo’s charity auction in exchange for signed cards from major league (40:43). I called a while ago that no baseball would be played before Memorial Day, now I'm saying it won't happen in June.?

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  • Corked bats in MLB; Baseball returns in Korea (5/5)

    Today's word of the day is 'corked' as in a report came out about Pete Rose and the Expos putting them in bats. How true is this (0:08)? We take our first ever break so I can read an OPED from Scott Boras in the New York Times. He wrote about needing baseball back and that America needs it (7:27). Baseball has returned... in Korea. The KBO had its first game last night and gave a look at what a return to sports would look like. I had spoken with Dan Straily (former MLB pitcher) when he decided to head to Korea for the season this year (18:59). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about my comments on a developmental league and if it would be a crippling blow to the minors (28:30). Review - Cats (34:07). MLBeard Challenge Day 51: Sacramento (38:17). USWNT loses case for equal pay. Case dismissed by summary judgment. Rapinoe and Morgan say there will be an appeal. Let’s explain and say what’s next.?

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  • Recap: The Last Dance Part V & VI (5/4)

    Today's word of the day is 'legend' as in we honor the legendary coach Don Shula following the news today of him dying at the age of 90. Now let's get into Michael Jordan and The Last Dance. Kobe Bryant made an appearance in the documentary and I'm not sure how I felt about his inclusion. Hear me out first. Were you aware before seeing it Sunday night that Jordan shopped himself for a shoe brand? I wasn't. What is the cost of being Jordan fame? How do athletes handle that and their brand? With that fame comes a lot of loneliness. Talking about the infamous “Republicans buy sneakers too.” quote and what we learned from it. Cultural impact of the 1992 Dream Team. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Jordan's gambling from golf to quarter tossing to casinos and how?would I have treated Jordan’s Atlantic City trip. MLBeard Challenge Day 48-50: Minnesota, Phoenix, San Antonio. NFL has canceled all international games for the 2020 season. Antonio Brown this weekend posted a picture of himself wearing a Ravens uniform... will the team sign him??

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  • ?Mailbag Bonus Episode (5/2)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.

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  • NASCAR is back and LeBron finally speaks (5/1)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘checkered’ as in the flag as in NASCAR is back. Races will start being held starting on May 17th, but does this mean that more sports will follow (0:06)? LeBron James is back too. He finally speaks out on social media about the NBA and the season. What do I think about his statement (5:58)? Everyone is coming out with their own accounts about what’s happening in The Last Dance. Why does the documentary look the way it does? Who had control over what content is being shown? The answer is very telling, but we all knew that (8:43). Little League World Series was canceled and the economic impact is going to be as devastating as what’s happening in Cooperstown. There are other sad consequences from this decisions so let’s discuss (15:39). Put on your boxing gloves because a fight is breaking out in MLB. The league, players, and now the umps are all involved. This is messy and it's only beginning (20:22). Review - Ordinary People (29:55). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me, regarding the lawsuit where 7 athletes have sued NCAA alleging negligence in sexual assaults, how much of player actions are known by coaches and ADs (33:45). 27 years ago yesterday, one of the most shocking occurrences ever?at a sports event took place. Monica Seles got stabbed during a match. Doesn’t get as much attention as tonya Harding, but was more significant (40:15). MLBeard Challenge Day 47: Golden State Warriors (44:15). Will these NASCAR races go on just as they're supposed to??

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  • Can the NBA really be headed to Disney World? (4/30)

    Today's word of the day is 'goofy' as in there could be a plan to have NBA games played at Disney World. Yes, that is correct, Disney World (0:06). NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo yesterday talking about the furloughing of employees, and that he would take a pay cut down to $0. So how much do commissioners get paid and was is it his decision to take the cut (1:30)? Brett Favre came out publicly talking about the Green Bay Packers and its decision to draft Jordan Love with Aaron Rodgers still there. His comments were very telling and now this is what I want Aaron Rodgers to do (17:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked if I agree with Rod Thorn that MJ had nothing to do with composition of Dream Team (24:30). MLBeard Challenge Day 46: Milwaukee Bucks (26:56). Review - Breaker Morant (29:16). Baseball Hall of Fame has cancelled the 2020 induction this year. Let’s explain the process, who voted and what it means. A report came out about the Minor League baseball season being canceled, not postponed, not rescheduled... canceled. Will it be??

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  • MLB IS BACK... or is it (4/29)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘hyperbole’ as in this morning I discussed the 2007 Miguel Cabrera trade and someone called it the “worst trade in MLB history”. I need to talk about this with you (0:06). MLB came out with a new plan for baseball to return or start or return/start in mid-June/early-July. This will reshape the entirety of what we know and understand about MLB leagues and divisions..so let’s discuss (9:35). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to revisit the ticket refund issue with news that teams can now do it. NCAA board of governors got together and approved new name, image, and likeness rules for college athletes. What does this mean and what are the issues that will (definitely) arise (24:00)? Review - Homeland (37:10). MLBeard Challenge Day 45: Toronto Raptors (41:28). A wait to see double feature today — Jameis Winston is officially a Saints QB, but will he have a TD or INT for the team this year? Manny Ramirez wants to return to pro baseball... in Taiwan... will it happen? #waittosee


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  • NBA already facing delays to latest coronavirus plan (4/28)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘incredulous’ the Patriots new kicker Justin Rohrwasser says he will remove his tattoo after all the pushback... that isn’t enough (0:06). The NBA had announced plans to open up practice facilities on May 1st, but Houston, we have a problem. Let's dissect what happened and why there are problems (8:09). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me how could the Lakers have gotten money from the government that was supposed to go to small businesses (15:08). Temperature checks at arenas. Mark Cuban says we have to guard against someone taking extra strength Tylenol to fool us. And that’s not the only issue. Let’s talk actual logistics (24:45). MLBeard Challenge Day 44: Boston Celtics (34:54). Review - Extraction (40:16). We talked all show about the NBA and practice facilities opening up, but will it happen by May 8th??

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  • Recap: The Last Dance Part III & IV and NFL Draft (4/27)

    Today's word of the day is 'revisionist' as in revisionist history. Isiah Thomas used his time in The Last Dance to go on an apology tour of that 1991 season ender vs the Bulls. Let's discuss that legendary rivalry between the Bad Boy Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. The documentary needed more detail on Dennis Rodman. We got to see a glimpse of what Dennis Rodman was like, but where is the all the juice! Michael Jordan said before the documentary that he wasn't going to look great... and he was right. My final takeaway from this is what Jerry Krause did in 1998 - if you don't know, well, follow me here (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what my thoughts on NBA practice facilities opening up on 5/1 (25:47). MLBeard Challenge Day 41-43: 76ers, Pacers, Heat each get $1K (33:18).?The final 10 minutes of today's show is breaking down the NFL Draft. New England Patriots drafted a kicker and the controversy surrounding him needs to be discussed ().?Do I think the Patriots will keep this kicker??

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  • Biggest takeaways from the 2020 NFL Virtual Draft (4/24)

    Today's word of the day is 'lemonade' as the NFL was able to make the draft something special and it was important. I was wrong. Here are some of my biggest takeaways from the draft. This isn't a prospect breakdown, it's about the draft itself (0:06). Review -Top 5 Gene Hackman movies (27:24). SO You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if you were the Red Sox, would you offer hush money to JT Watkins in return for a NDA (34:45). MLBeard Challenge Day 40: NFL Relief gets $1K (41:10). Tanking for Tua worked for the Dolphins, but will he be better than Justin Herbert??

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  • Red Sox scapegoat; Front office emotions on NFL Draft Day (4/23)

    Today's word of the day is 'scapegoat' as in JT Watkins gets blame for all of the Boston Red Sox cheating. How did MLB conclude that it was just him? Does it now pay to cheat in baseball? Ron Roenicke will be named permanent manager of the Red Sox... did he not know what was happening? Alex Cora was the bench coach of the team before he was named manager of the Red Sox (0:06)! MLBeard Challenge Day 39: Orlando Magic; Today is also the day of what we would look like if we made it to the final tribal on Survivor (check my twitter @ davidpsamson for a picture) (13:16). Review - Ghandi (18:50). Live Golf Alert !!! A made for TV foursome starring Tiger and Phil and Peyton and Brady all for charity (22:07). NFL DRAFT DAY! Where do all these rumors come from? Tua's hip? Joe Burrow already the first pick? Jerry Jeudy's knee? What are front offices doing today on draft day (30:35)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked When the media says I am hearing this or I am hearing that, are they responding to what other media members have heard or what they have actually directly heard (39:05). Trades and trades and trades! Will there be trades in the Top 5 tonight??

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  • ? Red Sox penalties FAR LESS than Astros for sign-stealing scandal ?

    David Samson breaks down the breaking news concerning the Boston Red Sox penalties for sign-stealing.


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  • I wonder why Gronk came back... (4/22)

    Today's word of the day is 'gronk'd' as in the Buccaneers traded for Rob Gronkowski to team up with Tom Brady in Tampa. Here's how a trade for a retired player works and why it happened (0:06). The NFL virtual draft is taking place tomorrow so how are teams preparing? This is a very weird time, but let me walk you through how we would get ready for the draft (8:20). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if it's true that contraction of 42 teams is a done deal in minor league baseball (16:18). Is the NHL coming back in July? Well, Panthers president Matt Caldwell says there is a plan in place (23:45). Review - Gangs of New York (28:15). Corey Gauff cares more about money than his daughter Coco and made that clear by going public against his daughter's comments saying that she has never been diagnosed with depression. How pathetic of this father. Let me explain (31:35). MLBeard Challenge Day 38: Washington Wizards (38:16). Steve Kerr came out publicly refuting some things that Michael Jordan said during The Last Dance... will he be the last person to do so??

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  • Do NOT get into Twitter wars with your players (4/21)

    Today's word of the day is 'i-n-c-o-m-p-r-e-h-e-n-s-i-b-l-e' as in the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been canceled for the first time since 1945 (0:06). I have some advice for Tony Khan, son of Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. He got into a twitter fight with Yannick Ngakoue and it's a terrible look for both of them (3:55). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to explain the new lawsuit filed against MLB and all teams and stub hub and ticketmaster (13:37). MLB has another new plan! It's plan 50 so far and this one involves Texas, Arizona, AND Florida (24:20). Review - Swiss Army Man (30:35). MLBeard Challenge Day 37: Charlotte Hornets (35:30). Let me make this clear - Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez will NOT be the Mets new owners.?

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  • Michael Jordan and The Last Dance: Recapping Parts I & II (4/20)

    Today's word of the day is '99' as in Wayne Gretzky's last game was April 18, 1999 and I was there. I got to appreciate greatness one final time (0:10). Review - The Last Dance. Let's take a deeper look at the first two parts of the Michael Jordan documentary. From a young Jordan to Scottie Pippen to Jerry Krause to Phil Jackson to Jerry Reinsdorf there is a lot to unpack (3:20). MLBeard Challenge Day 34-36: Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls (34:15). NFL Draft is going virtual and we already have problems! ESPN reported that Cincinnati had a glitch with the first pick in the NFL mock today (36:30). Will more people watch Parts III & IV of The Last Dance than watched Parts I & II now that they know what it's about? #waittosee

  • Has the NBA gone to war with the NCAA? (4/17)

    Today's word of the day is 'shattered' as in Joe Kelly, pitcher for the Dodgers, threw a pitch in his backyard that shattered a window. What this means to me is that players are not ready for seasons to start (0:06). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if Jalen Green skipping college mean that men’s college hoops are in trouble. This is a big deal (5:52). What happened between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mets owner Jeff Wilpon? Well, major problems arose because of.... SCOTT BORAS! and this needs to be addressed (22:30). Could MLB expansion be the answer to economic issues (31:20)? Review - Gladiator (38:42). MLBeard Challenge Day 33: Cleveland Cavaliers get $1K (42:19). Von Miller tested positive for covid-19, but will we ever find out about any other NFL stars??

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  • What was Dak Prescott thinking? (4/16)

    Today's word of the day is 'extraocular' as in the muscles used to roll your eyes. Dak Prescott held a dinner party instead of practicing social distancing, which is whatever, the bigger problem was pictures were posted (0:06)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Mike Trout doesn't like the Arizona Plan for MLB so will it be dropped now (9:38)? An update came out about Roy Halladay's tragic death and it was revealed he had drugs in his system. Let's discuss the use of drugs by players and how much more it means during quarantine right now (16:13). Review - Rain Man, She's Outta My League (25:13). IOC acknowledged there's no Plan B if the Olympics cannot take place in 2021 (30:40). More problems for the New York Knicks even with no season right now - Charles Oakley called out Patrick Ewing and it all broke my heart (36:40). MLBeard Challenge Day 32: Starting to donate to all 32 NBA cities, Atlanta is up first, $1K to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta (42:31). Vegas win totals came out for the NFL and I'm thinking New England fans will be happier than Tampa Bay fans at seasons end.?

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  • Happy Jackie Robinson Day! (4/15)

    Today's word of the day is 'core' as in we honor Jackie Robinson by breaking down his nine core values (0:06). Role Play Alert! President Trump is expected to hold a call today with some of the major leaders in the sports world about REOPENING THE ECONOMY! This is a solid 17 minutes of fun (8:07). MLB is said to be participating in an extensive Covid-19 anitbody study. Let me break down exactly what this means and what I hope happens from this (25:27). Review -?The Departed (28:57). MLBeard Challenge Day 31: Feeding South Florida (32:20). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me to elaborate on mascot racing and wondered if these stadium contests were rigged (36:06). Will the Bengals REALLY trade the first overall pick in the NFL Draft??

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  • Coronavirus continues to shape future of sports (4/14)

    Today's word of the day is 'feeshvunt' as in finished or another word for Kyle Larson's NASCAR career (0:06). MLB sent out a memo today about 35% salary cuts and agreeing to pay all employees through at least May... what does it all mean (5:28)? The NCAA will be greatly impacted by coronavirus and one of the first dominoes to fall was the University of Cincinnati's men's soccer team. The school announced today that it will end the program so let's discuss the reality of college athletics moving forward (13:32). Review - The Sting (23:01). Christian McCaffrey is now the highest-paid running back in NFL history and my only questions is why? Let's take a look at the four running backs since 2012 who signed major extensions to see how those played out (25:50). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Will Bill Belichick ever open up and be honest about the end of the Tom Brady era in New England (32:03)? MLBeard Challenge Day 30: Houston Astros - Day 30 means $30K has now been donated to MLB teams ($1K to each of the 30 teams). (38:20) 2018 WS MVP Steve Pearce retired and said the MLB report will show team never cheated... what do I say about that??

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  • MLB season in Japan!? Stop it (4/13)

    Today's word of the day is 'acquiescence' as in Todd Gurley going public saying Deion Sanders didn't want him to wear the no. 21 jersey for the Falcons (0:06). MLB is Japan!? Should we book our plane tickets now!? NO! It won't happen (3:10). I know you're all fans of the CPBL, right? You know, the Chinese Professional Baseball League, which had Opening Day on Sunday? Well, it's season has started in Taiwain, with no fans (9:11). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me what my view was of Ronda Rousey coming out publicly with some very negative comments about fans (13:05). A NASCAR driver has now been suspended without pay for a using a racist remark in an iRacing event. Kyle Larson should be ashamed of himself, and I'm ashamed that his racing team, Chip Ganassi Racing, didn't come out stronger in their statement (19:24). Shaq offered Isiah Rider $10K to fight Kobe Bryant which reminded me of a great story about Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez (26:47). Review - Oliver (32:31). MLBeard Challenge Day 27-29: Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals (37:37). My pick to win it all was Trae Young in the H-O-R-S-E competition and he lost in the first round... I'm back with a winner though!?

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  • And just like that the XFL is no more (4/10)

    Today's word of the day is 'terminated' as in Vince McMahon and the XFL have fired everyone... all the staff.. all the players... see ya (0:06). UFC postponed UFC 249 (we knew this would happen) because Dana White said Disney brass called him and told him to shut it all down. I have a lot of thoughts about this so let's role play a call (4:58)! A new poll conducted by Seton Hall gave some very staggering insight into how fans would feel about going to game prior to a coronavirus vaccine being found (14:14). The MLB has another new rumor, leak, report about what could happen to get baseball back. I love the ideas that keep rolling out, but I'm not sure they've been good ones (23:37). Reports are out that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert's relationship is 'not salvageable' after the whole coronavirus outbreak. You know how many teams can handle players disliking each other (30:25)? All of them! Review - Elephant (34:09). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about the three most important things to understand to being a good team owner (40:07). MLBeard Challenge Day 26: Tampa Bay Rays?

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  • NBA continues to deliver content for fans (4/9)

    Today's word of the day is 'acclimatization' as in sports leagues around the world are starting to get real funky (0:06). In Belarus, soccer leagues are using cutouts to have in the stands, while in Taiwan, teams are using ROBOT MANNEQUINS to fill the stadium (1:24)! The Chicago Bulls hired a new head of basketball ops in a late Wednesday night release. How did this happen? Did the Bulls know Arturas Karnisovas was always their guy? Are the Bulls making smart decisions (3:20)? The NBA is back! Well, not quite, but kind of! It was announced today that a game of H-O-R-S-E will be played and televised starring some NBA and WBNA players (10:27). How does Dave Roberts know that Mookie Betts is happy to be a Dodger? Why do we care even if he is (15:49)!? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I have been watching the replays of the old Marlins playoff runs that have been televised... my answer might surprise you (24:50). Review - Citizen Kane (28:25). Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews took to Twitter to call out the Los Angeles Rams over payments they hadn't received and I'm a little annoyed (32:48). MLBeard Challenge Day 25: Seattle Mariners (and a quick Ichiro story) (38:45). Who wins the inaugural Quarantine NBA H-O-R-S-E challenge!??

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  • Tom Brady finally opens up to... Howard Stern!? (4/8)

    Today's word of the day is 'redemption' as in a year ago Virginia was able to achieve that in winning the National Championship after being knocked out by a 16-seed in 2018 (0:06). Tom Brady not only penned a letter for the Players' Tribune, but he also went on the Howard Stern show this morning and opened up about the Patriots, his split with them, his wife, his personal problems.. a lot of things to cover (2:04). NFL will host a virtual draft, which we talked about yesterday, but they will host a mock draft for the draft so that things go smoothly (they won't) (17:03). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Are there professional athletes that?really?live paycheck to paycheck (24:40)? Review - Schitts Creek (it was the series finale. It was emotional. Please watch this show.) (31:37) MLBeard Challenge Day 24: San Diego Padres (I tell you the story of the failed Padres sale and why it failed.) (40:00) How big will the problems be for the NFL virtual draft??

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  • Major problems with MLB's Arizona plan (4/7)

    Today's word of the day is 'Perspicacity' and that comes from a listener, and it's the perfect word for today (0:06). MLB had a plan leak where they want to play all games in Arizona at spring training facilities. There are a plethora of problems with this, so please allow me the time to break down all of those issues. Yes, we all want baseball back, but this isn't going to get it done (1:25). Dana White has plans in place for the UFC to host events from a private island. I just want to know if this is Fantasy Island or Alcatraz (21:08)? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked how I would handle this year's Hall of Fame induction for the NBA. Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan will be inducted with Kobe Bryant, and it's those players should all get their proper due (26:04). Review - How to Fix a Drug Scandal (31:19). NFL Draft is going virtual this year! There could be a ton of problems with this too and I hope Roger Goodell is ready for them (37:16). MLBeard Challenge Day 23: San Francisco Giants - I have a great story about the 2003 NL Divisional Series (42:26). Everyone knows how that ended so no need to?

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  • What golf’s new schedule means for rest of sports world (4/6)

    Today's word of the day is 'genug' as in NFL players need to stop gathering together and working out and posting those videos online (0:06). Social distancing literally means distancing! President Trump held a phone conference with the leading Commissioners in all of sports. It had everything from Roger Goodell (NFL) to Dana White (UFC) to Vince McMahon (WWE). Let's role play a little (3:23). When will the NBA be back? Well, it's not looking good for them, but golf wants you to know they have a plan in place. Today the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open all released new dates for its tournaments, while the Open Championship announcement it was canceling (19:19). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Today gets very real. Someone asked me how to talk about compensation in a job interview (25:46). Review - Unorthodox (35:07). MLBeard Challenge Day 20-22: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals (38:27). PGA Championship announced new dates for its tournament in August, but will it take place then??

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  • Rex Ryan should have listened to Nothing Personal (4/3)

    Today's word of the day is 'sunshine' in honor of Bill Withers who died today at the age of 81 (0:06). Rex Ryan called Amari Cooper a 'turd' today on an ESPN show. He failed to keep things business and it got personal. Here's what he should have said (2:15). Scott Boras is never going to learn. No matter the idea he comes up with, it will always be about him (9:04). Justin Turner had a fun idea for how MLB can handle extra innings, but it isn't going to work (15:57). Review - Little Women (23:50). Finally! A great idea from a player that I LOVE! LaMelo Ball is reportedly going to buy the Australian basketball team he played for... it's perfect (26:54)! So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Do you have a take on MJ playing baseball and if you were Reinsdorf, how would you have handled it (33:37)? MLBeard Challenge Day 19: Oakland Athletics (with a bonus story about Billy Beane/Moneyball (39:02). Jadeveon Clowney said he's willing to take less than the $20M a year he wanted to sign... will he even get close to that??

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  • Houston Astros can't get out of their own way (4/2)

    Today's word of the day is 'C’est moi' as in their is a crusie ship stuck out at sea right outside of my window (0:06). Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says he has been exonerated by MLB.... WHAT (2:37)!? Former Astros AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow are suspended by MLB, but when does the suspension end (13:05)? I have some serious problems with what Joe Kelly had to say about Mookie Betts' clubhouse speech. Some things should never be taken public and this was one of them (13:49). Los Angeles Dodgers local blackout is finally over after six long years... how did they get there (19:10)? Here's a quick story about a negotiation with Cablevision and how these deals get done (25:10). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked about which stats players/teams pay attention to that aren't a part of salary talks and what stat was most important to me as team president (30:45). MLBeard Challenge Day 18: New York Yankees (36:35). Review - The Way Back... Is this movie worth a watch??

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  • Why is the NFL Draft still happening? (4/1)

    Today's word of the day is 'fools' as in today is April Fools Day but that doesn't mean you should act like one (0:06). Wimbledon has been canceled; not postponed; not rescheduled; it has been canceled (3:36). NFL says it will start the season on time... okay (6:49). A very prominent voice in the NFL came out and questioned why the NFL draft was still happening and Roger Goodell is not going to like that (8:18). There's a report out that the Miami Dolphins want to trade up for the 1st pick in the draft. I just want to know if that's even worth it (14:12). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if when I was team president, did a question ever fluster me... I will be honest... no.. but it almost happened once (22:44). Review - The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez 30:22). A college in Texas has hired Billy Gillispie to be its' head coach and I have some thoughts on what I would say if I was asked about hiring a troubled head coach (36:22). MLBeard Challenge Day 17: New York Mets; and a special shout out to Shin-Soo Choo (39:44). The NFL Draft will go on, but when will training camps start? July??

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  • What happens when the NBA comes back? (3/31)

    Today's word of the day is 'scenario' as in if the NBA comes back this season how does it finish. Could it go straight to the playoffs? Maybe a preseason like I suggested. Where did this idea to have a quarantined village in Vegas or the Bahamas come from (0:06)? MLB will pay minor league players until May 31st. That was just announced today, but what does it mean? There are some pros and cons that need to be discussed (10:15). Juventus players agreed to a 90M euro pay reduction. Let me explain what this means (17:17). So You Wanna Talk To Samson? Someone asked me about a predicament they're currently in. They spent a lot of money on tickets to games, but the teams have not yet cancelled so they can't get their money back - they want to know what I would do as team president and what they should do as the fan (23:11). Review - Gemini Man (28:56). MLBeard Challenge Day 16: Minnesota Twins (32:07). Also, let's have a quick discussion about Dr. James Andrews (the Tommy John man) (35:12). Role playing is fun! No, not that kind, well yea that kind, but also I'm going to role play a phone call between Tom Brady and Buccaneers management. Do you think Tom cares more for the chance at a ring or the money he got?

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  • Come for the no-hitter, stay for my Jamie Foxx story (3/30)

    Today's word of the day is 'appreciation' as in recognize the time we're all living in and appreciate the small things (0:06). Remember that one time.... when Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter in the last game of the 2013 season... well here are some things about that game that you probably didn't know (6:16). Scott Boras needs to just stop talking. Every time he speaks I get a ringing in my ears and I need to decode his 'words' for you, the listener (14:21). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What can I (you the listener) do to help bring sports back (24:05)? Review - Just Mercy... But before I get to my review let me tell you about my first encounter with Jamie Foxx. It's a story you're going to be want to hear (27:30). MLBeard Challenge Day 13-15: Dodgers, MARLINS, Brewers. The NBA will come back at some point if we all do our part, but when it does come back how will they get to the games (35:22)? Maybe adding another quick preseason will help.

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  • MLB/MLBPA reached deal on 2020 season: Here's what to know (3/27)

    Today's word of the day is 'agreement' as in the MLB and MLBPA reached on on all the details of the 2020 season. We've all been waiting for this. It was released that the owners voted unanimously on this, but that's not really true, and here's why (0:06). The biggest issue was always going to be service time and now we know that Mookie Betts will be a free agent this offseason NO MATTER WHAT. Let's talk a little about salary arbitration and what the means (8:36). Another big obstacle was going to be the MLB draft and it looks like it will still go on... but with a twist! When will the season start? No one knows for sure, but this has to happen first (19:49). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Time to set sails on Carnival cruise ship for a second... not actually... someone asked me why billionaire owner Mickey Arison couldn't just bail out his own company (31:22). Review - Tiger King (38:16)! Remember That One Time...when the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series... well this is what you didn't know about that final Louis Gonzalez at-bat (40:04). MLBeard Challenge Day 11/12: Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels (42:23)

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  • MLB Opening Day like you've never heard before (3/26)

    Today's word of the day is 'hope' because that's what Opening Day is in MLB . It's hope: winning the World Series, making the playoffs, winning today, not finishing in last place. It's all hope (0:06) So You Wanna Talk To Samson! is special today. People wanted to know about some Opening Days I've been apart of. Let's start with my first ever game... Montreal Expos (2:26). Next up is my first game with the then Florida Marlins (9:02). Can't forget about the time we ran out of hot dogs during our home opener (14:20). Opening Day after winning the World Series was a surreal moment (17:00). Ah yes, 2012, the Marlins Park debut with Muhammad Ali (19:48). Does anyone remember the time the Marlins had a rain delay inside a stadium with a roof? I do (28:49). I'll end today with my final home opener in 2017, the first one without Jose Fernandez, and what that meant to me (32:52). I did the same thing every Opening Day for 18 years... here's what it was.

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  • Stop listening to Scott Boras (3/25)

    Today's word of the day is 'Cole' or 'Coal' as in Scott Boras has Gerrit Cole signed, but Scott Boras deserves a lump of coal for his awful 'plan' for baseball (0:06). Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery and that's a crushing blow for the Mets. Let's talk about what that means for the team and read into some of the comments that Brodie Van Wagenen made (7:48). NFL GM's want the NFL draft delayed - which I agree with - however, only owners and the league can make that decision (14:17). Clippers owner Steve Ballmer purchased the LA Forum for $400M in cash because he was tired of being the Lakers little brother (21:36). Review - Fearless (this is a big surprise) (25:40). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What event since Nothing Personal started was the highlight or provided the most content (32:01)? Remember That One Time... when Wilt scored 100 points in a game? Well, here are some other facts about him that people tend to forget (36:35). MLBeard Challenge Day 10: Detroit Tigers (40:03). Today was the 100th episode of Nothing Personal and here's to 100 more.

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  • Why did Tom Brady leave the Patriots... MONEY! (3/24)

    Today’s word of the day is ‘grandparents’ as in we shouldn’t ever talk about the sacrifice of life to save the economy (0:06). Tom Brady held his introductory press conference... sorry, his video conference... sorry, his conference call with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he said he made up his mind to leave New England after a sitdown with Robert Kraft... interesting (2:23). Olympics are officially postponed, but I have a major problem with the press release (9:37). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Do you think my “it's just business” mantra to the extreme causes people to lose their compassion for all else except the bottom line (16:22)? The owner of the Sixers and New Jersey Devils, Josh Harris, got absolutely crushed for what he wanted to do with staff payroll. Let me explain what he was trying to do and what he did do (24:45). Review - 21 Bridges (31:50). A not-for-profit for Minor League players was started, what does that mean (35:03)? MLBeard Challenge Day 9: Colorado Rockies (39:24). The Pittsburgh Pirates sent 400 pizzas to hospital workers. I think this will start an avalanche of other teams doing good but...

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  • Coronavirus forces Olympics to be postponed (3/23)

    Today's word of the day is 'covidiot' as in people who are hoarding groceries or still partying in groups, basically, not taking this pandemic serious. Don't be a covidiot (0:06). It's very important for us to be accountable in all aspects of life - so here is me being accountable for my errors on Friday (2:25). We all knew the Summer Olympics would not be taking place in 2020... now is the important question... when will they take place (10:48)? So You Wanna Talk Samson!? Difficult talks need to happen in the business world and this how I would handle them (20:28). Review - Lost Girls (28:48). Philip Rivers gave the best sports quote of the year so far and I need to talk about this (32:04). Also, how many children does he have? Baseball team? Soccer team? Football team? MLBeard Challenge update! Saturday was Day 6 (White Sox), Sunday was Day 7 (Reds) and today is Day 8 (Indians) (39:31). Will Tom Brady and the Bucs make it past Wild Card weekend?

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  • The NFL continues to churn out content! (3/20)

    Today's word of the day is 'au revoir' as in see ya Todd Gurley! Two years after signing the largest RB contract in NFL history the Rams released Gurley and he now settles for a one-year deal with the Falcons (0:06). So You Wanna Talk Samson!? Someone asked me about the Darius Slay situation in Detroit with Matt Patricia... Do players ever win battles against a coach or the front office (10:04)? When I'm right, I'm right! On March 7th I told you loyal listeners that Chris Sale was going to need Tommy John surgery and here we are on March 20th and the Red Sox announce that Chris Sale needs Tommy John surgery (16:52). Review - Blind Date (22:04). The NBA always seems to get things right... this time it's having superstars go live on social media to interact with fans... something MLB would NEVER do (25:02). On Day 5 of the MLBeardChallenge we talk the Chicago Cubs! I have a Steve Bartman story for you all (32:22). Today's show will end a bit differently... it's the first ever Nothing Personal Final Word and it goes to a couple of US Senators... why?

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  • MLB, MLBPA setting up for major money battle (3/19)

    Today's word of the day is 'loophole' as in most NFL teams are using one to announce trades and signings and everything, even though that's breaking NFL rules (0:06). A quick lesson on hand sanitizing (4:45). A big fight is about to happen between MLB and the MLBPA. The coronavirus is impacting everyone, but what will happen with service time? How are players going to get paid? Who gets paid? Money, money, money (6:23)! What's happening with the NBA? I love Adam Silver, but some of these ideas he has on what NBA players can do is crazy (15:27). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Could GM and Ford really stop making cars to produce ventilators (23:17)? BREAKING! MLB just announced a plan to help minor leaguers... I need to explain what this really means (29:38). Review - Richard Jewell (33:58). Time for the MLBeard Challenge Day 4 update: Boston Red Sox. I talk about Mookie Betts, David Price and Chris Sale (37:01). I ran some simulations and guess who won the 2020 NCAA Tournament!?

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  • Buccaneers hit jackpot with Tom Brady (3/18)

    Today's word of the day is 'simulation' as in every is running simulations on events that will never happen (0:06). Tom Brady is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Let's talk about what this means and why he did it (2:09). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What does Tom Brady mean to the Buccaneers franchise off the field (12:20). Daily coronavirus update! Four Nets have tested positive for coronavirus and one of them is Kevin Durant... woof (26:33). MLB, MLBPA is giving $1M to each team to help out workers (27:35). Government said they'd give $1K to each American and I just want to know how (32:20)? The NBA has decided to double the line of credit that's available, for each team... what does that mean... well listen up (33:13). UPDATE! MLBeardChallenge Day 3: Baltimore Orioles (37:33). This is the inside story of how the Baltimore Orioles were purchased in 1993.


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  • NFL frenzy starts with Tom Brady, Patriots divorce (3/17)

    Today’s word of the day is 'frenzy' as in the NFL free agent frenzy started before it was supposed to start and big names are on the move... reportedly... because it's not legal... or it is legal... (0:06). Tom Brady releases a message that he's leaving the Patriots and the football world has been forever changed (2:41). Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick released some statements that I need to break down (10:37). MLB still doesn't have a plan for what is going to happen because of the coronavirus. Who gets paid? Who doesn't get paid? This will get interesting (14:28). Let's do some updates on other sports: Kentucky Derby.. moved. French Open.. moved. Wrestlemania.. moved. Olympics.. mov.. just kidding, the IOC says it's still on.. HA (23:20)! NCAA President Mark Emmert commented on when he knew the tournament would be canceled (29:25). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What do I think about senior student-athletes getting an extra year of eligibility (30:53)? Review - Here are my Top 5 movies series' to watch (34:56). It's time for the #MLBBeardChallenge update: Atlanta Braves (40:30). MLB plan so far surrounding the coronavirus has not been great. Now two Yankees' minor leaguers have tested positive for the virus, will an MLB player get it?

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  • Hey NBA/MLB, the NFL doesn't care about your coronavirus concerns! (3/16)

    Today's word of the day is 'distancing' as in social distancing needs to be taken seriously if we want to combat the coronavirus (:06) ! Let's get you updated on the coronavirus: CDC says no large groups in public for the next 8 weeks (4:55). Here's what it means for sports. MLB isn't starting in April or May, maybe June, probably July (6:10). NBA has handled these things perfectly, but today Adam Silver slipped when the words 'financial damage' leaked (10:49). What the NFL chose to do today was shameful... it was tone deaf... the league should have held off for some time (13:35). Trevor Bauer felt like it was necessary to hold a Sandlot-style game to help 'grow the game' in the middle of a pandemic... why (17:33)? The NFL ratified its CBA over the weekend and the vote was way, way closer than I thought it would be (18:35). The UFC is out of its mind if they think they are going to have any more fights for the time being... Hey, Dana White stop it (21:55). Here are the Top 5 books to read (24:45) during quarantine: 5. Moneyball 4. The Natural 3. ???? 2. ??? 1. ??. So You Wanna Talk To Samson (31:00)!? Someone asked me how executives handle a crisis like this... who gets paid? who doesn't? What would I do if I was still with the Marlins...ANNOUNCING THE #MLBBEARDCHALLENGE !!!

  • Coronavirus Update: How did we get here and where to now (3/13)

    Today's word of the day is 'Boomer Remover' and I need to know why everyone hates us so much (0:06)!? Rudy Gobert apologizes to the world after testing positive for Covid-19 and the whirlwind that unfolded after (1:51). MLB announced they would delay Opening Day by two weeks... two weeks? How did they come up with that number? There was no reason at all for that (9:58). NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the NBA will be suspended for at least 30 days. This is what you should do as commissioner... not what every other sport did... what Adam Silver did (11:50). PGA Tour canceled all events through the Masters... and then 2020 Masters Tournament was canceled... and then my hope was canceled (22:29). Review - American Factory (27:28). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Is it possible that the US turns into Italy? Let me explain (33:00). I don't believe MLB for a second! They said Opening Day will be delayed at least two weeks BUT when will it really start?

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  • Coronavirus: Everything MLB, NFL, NBA, and NCAA March Madness (3/12)

    Today's show is a special one - we've got you covered on everything coronavirus. Let's start from the beginning, where Rudy Gobert testing positive forced the NBA to suspend the season (0:12). Gary Parrish joins the show to talk all things NCAA (Duke, March Madness, Big East BS) (10:33). Dennis Dodd joins the show for his thoughts on what will happen with the NCAA tournament (17:02). Will Middlebrooks joins the show on the player perspective of the MLB and Spring Training (24:30). I have some thoughts about Mark Cuban and the economic impact of what's to come (34:50). Jamie Eisenberg joins the show to talk NFL and what will happen to Tom Brady now (44:40).

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  • Coronavirus forces MLB, NBA to react (3/11)

    Today's word of the day is 'burn' as in Charles Barkley roasted Draymond Green with some trash talk (0:06). Coronavirus update! This is just the start... Golden State Warriors are going to host home games without fans. There was so much nonsense and BS spread, and now teams and officials trying to react to al this coronavirus news... but guess what!? It's too late (1:15). Seattle Mariners need to start season on the road (21:15). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Should teams have followed Ohio Governor's request to not play games (25:06)? Review - Inglorious Basterds (29:15)... Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison today... F**K him (27:33). Barry Bonds was not happy about his interview and had the writer recant on the quote about getting a 'death sentence' from baseball (32:00). There's a proposed NFL rule change where teams would go for it on fourth-and-15 instead of an onside kick.... and I LOVE IT (35:37). Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen has some of the best quotes ever and now Michael Conforto is hurt and the likelihood of him playing Opening Day is......

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  • Coronavirus locker room ban is just the start (3/10)

    Today's word of the day is 'snorting' as in snorting cocaine and drinking bleach will NOT fight against the coronavirus (0:06). The Ivy League has cancelled it's conference basketball tournaments and the regular-season champions will play in the NCAA tournament because of coronavirus (1:21). BBWAA released a statement on the new locker room ban issued by all major sports leagues (5:55). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? How did NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and MLS get together to release a statement on limiting media access (13:00)? Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians have halted contract extension talks (18:30). Milwaukee Brewers will pay Christian Yelich until 2042! He will be 50 years old! Here's why this is happening (21:50). Review - Roll Red Roll (29:53). NBC has rejected the Al Michaels trade to ESPN (33:41). Russell Okung is filing a lawsuit against the NFLPA; just a day after he dropped out of the race for President that was won by JC Tretter (34:44). The Los Angeles Rams new logo leaked online and the social media world hated it. When the Marlins changed their logo there were so many leaks we couldn't keep up (39:09). Will MLB games be impacted by coronavirus even though the league wants to go ahead and play games?

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  • Coronavirus impact on sports becoming major issue (3/9)

    Today’s 's word of the day is 'collateral damage' as in parents are getting divorces in Xian, China at an unprecedented clip because of the coronavirus and having to spend time with one another (0:06). Daily coronavirus update. Tennis has cancelled the Paribas Open. NBA has a call set up. NHL is restricting outside people from the clubhouse. MLB is meeting with all owners. This is big and bad (1:10). LeBron James said if the NBA doesn't want any fans in the stands because of the coronavirus then he isn't playing (8:11). Rob Manfred will hold a call with MLB owners on what teams should do (10:15). Astros shut down Justin Verlander with a lat strain after being pulled from his Spring Training start with triceps soreness (16:05). Barry Bonds says that MLB gave him 'a death sentence'. Oh Boy... let's discuss (19:55). Review - Spenser Confidential (25:57). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What happened between Jim Little and the Ottawa Senators (30:08)? Nets owner Joe Tsai released a statement on the firing, yes the firing, of head coach Kenny Atkinson and it was laughable (37:23). NFLPA vote on the new CBA is coming up... what will the players do?

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  • ?Mailbag Bonus Episode (3/7)

    David Samson turns on the mic to give you a bonus mailbag episode with questions generated from 5-star reviews left on Apple Podcasts. David answers everything baseball and non-baseball related.

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  • Mark Cuban's fine by NBA was a joke (3/6)

    Today's word of the day is '0.8%' as in the $500M Mike Bloomberg spent on ads for his failed campaign and also the amount of NFL players that will read the new proposed CBA (0:06). Mark Cuban was fined $500K by the NBA for berating officials and tweeting and yelling and being a clown. The NBA is mad and sent a 3-page letter addressing this all (0:47). Gerrit Cole gets lit up in his Spring Training debut with the Yankees and fans are losing their minds... why (6:00)? Chris Sale was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow, but guess what? He's going to need Tommy John surgery and this is why (8:00). The Clevelander has been closed at Marlins Park and I need to tell you all why that is (11:09). The Chicago White Sox have locked up 7 players in the past year so what does their future look like (14:18)? Review - Queen & Slim (20:26). TRADE ALERT! Al Michaels could be traded from NBC to ESPN to be paired up with Peyton Manning. Well, I've got some ideas on how this trade can be pulled off (The Bachelor to NBC, Al Michaels to ABC, maybe throw in Shonda Rhimes) (23:28). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? How do I feel about an ad-free ballpark. Los Angeles Angels fired the clubhouse manager for the visiting teams..why? Because he supposedly gave pine tar to opposing pitchers so they could cheat. Cheat (34:21)? Ha. HUGE game in the NBA tonight as the Lakers take on the Bucks - who's going to be MVP, LeBron or Giannis?

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  • Is Christian Yelich's new deal with Brewers worth it? Wait to see (3/4)

    Today's word of the day is 'sanitize' as in the coronavirus has forced teams around the world to sanitize their facilities (0:06). Tom Brady and Bill Belichick had a phone call on Tuesday that reportedly wasn't great.... okay (0:52)? Christian Yelich gets a MAJOR extension from the Milwaukee Brewers and I need to know why the Brewers did it (5:09). Alex Rodriguez goes scorched Earth on the Astros and that made me laugh out loud (13:32). Kris Bryant's grievance vs the Cubs was made public (19:45). This should never have happened (). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why anyone would ever want to be a minority owner of a team...ha (29:06). Review - Dark Waters (34:27). Zion Williamson is becoming a star, but he NEEDS to win games now (38:21). Students at Princeton are mad that Marshawn Lynch was selected as their commencement speaker... will he show up?

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  • Super Tuesday: New York Knicks vs Spike Lee (3/3)

    Today's word of the day is 'vote' as in make your voice be heard and get out there and vote! Spike Lee and James Dolan are exchanging words over an altercation between Spike and security at Madison Square Garden. The team released a statement and I NEED to break this down (1:00). Chris Sale is getting an MRI on his elbow... this is very bad news for the Red Sox who last week said there wasn't anything wrong with him (9:47)! The MLB trolls are out and they are strong! Trevor Bauer telling batters the pitches he's about to throw, Anthony Rizzo asking someone to bang a trashcan while mic'd up, this isn't good for the Astros (14:05). Cody Bellinger was injured whilst golfing at a driving range... I am despondent (20:00). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if scouts would get a bonus if they were to find a 'gem in the rough' player (25:47). Review - Uncut Gems (32:15). The NBA and MLB?sent?memos to teams about the coronavirus. It's full of ideas for how players should interact with fans and it's very interesting (36:00). The Olympics are coming up and athletes are dropping out left and right... will Tiger Woods attend if he qualifies? #waittosee

  • Knicks announce Leon Rose; MLB un-juicing their balls (3/2)

    Today's word of the day is 'autograph' as in CJ McCollum will not be signing autographs because of the coronavirus (0:06). New York Knicks new team president is Leon Rose, the former big-time NBA agent for CAA. The Knicks love him so much that James Dolan is NOT holding a press conference to introduce him... wait, what (1:10)? Are MLB balls not juiced anymore? No, not those balls, the baseballs. Well it seems like something was done because two big name pitchers have come out and said the ball feels different already (6:55). Some Astros players are already giving in to hecklers in the crowd - is this going to cause them to have a poor season? Not if they listen to me (15:05). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Will player discipline be in the next CBA because of the fall out from the Astros sign-stealing scandal (21:05)? Review - Frozen 2 (27:27). Mookie Betts becomes an overnight leader in the Dodgers clubhouse... but was it the right thing for him to do 31:59)? Tony Romo signs an extension with CBS to become the highest paid NFL commentator ever and players aren't happy about it. Boohoo (37:35). Every Yankees player is hurt now. All of them, but what I do know is that Aaron Judge will definitely be back before Giancarlo Stanton... or will he (44:32)? #waittosee

  • What's taking Jerry Jones so long to sign Dak Prescott? It's simple. He's Jerry Jones (2/28)

    Today's word of the day 'colonel' as in Colonel Sanders as in Garth Brooks wore a BARRY SANDERS jersey and fans thought it was Bernie Sanders, I thought it was Colonel Sanders... or did I (0:06)? Dak Prescott is still not signed and Jerry Jones has given some great quotes about the matter. Let's dissect his words. Jerry Jones also talked about showering and thinking about Dez Bryant. Bizarre times (1:06). Madison Bumgarner was very wrong for how he handled the media yesterday. If you want to ride in the rodeo all offseason under an alias, you better answer the questions about that life for $85M (7:37). Mets fans are sending money on Venmo to GM Brodie Van Wagenen and this is hilarious (12:54). Review - Jiro Dreams of Sushi (17:54). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? What should an agent's relationship be with a player and/or that player's family (24:57)? TCU DT Ross Blacklock learned at the NFL Combine that he had THIRTY-SEVEN parking tickets that he didn't know about (32:10). Each ticket was paid off, but, what is this!? Minnesota Timberwolves were fined $25K for resting D'Angelo Russell when they weren't allowed to (38:06). Do you think the team misses that money?n Ha! Let's bring the Cowboys back before the weekend - will they sign Dez Bryant so Jerry can get the boys back together?

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  • Tom Brady, Patriots breaking up!? Are the Yankees doomed!? Wait to see (2/27)

    Today's word of the day 'Philippines' as in Tim Tebow is playing for them in the World Baseball Classic and he can because his parents did it missionary style... they were missionaries in the Philippines (0:06). Tom Brady is reportedly about to be a free agent for the first time ever! Could he have played his last game in New England (1:13)? Giancarlo Stanton got hurt yesterday and won't be ready for the start of the season. That is another major injury for the New York Yankees joining Paxton and Severino, and now the Yankees could be in trouble (6:19). Are Houston Astros hitters already being targeted during Spring Training by opposing pitchers (14:34)? MLB is now trying to crack down on foreign substances used by pitchers (20:26). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Why is Matthew Coca my producer (28:20)? Review - Love is Blind (34:33). Congrats to Kerwin Danley on being named first African-American crew chief in MLB history! Here are some of my favorite umpire stories (37:40). Are the Rockets destined for a first-round exit in the NBA playoffs?

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  • NFL CBA negotiations could fall apart soon; Coronavirus now messing with all sports (2/26)

    Today's word of the days is 'midget' as in what a radio host was suspended for calling Baker Mayfield (0:06). The NFL player reps voted on a new CBA and now it's all going downhill. Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers hate it, the owners love it, some players like it... it's a big, big mess (0:30).. Really quickly, let's touch on Zion Williamson first showdown with LeBron James (12:07).. The Coronavirus is spreading and spreading fast. Yesterday news broke that it could impact the Summer Olympics; today it's all of sports. Let's start with how MLB would handle this and work our way all the way to Cristiano Ronaldo and Serie A (13:45).. Review - Sixteen Candles (18:50).. Stephen Strasburg got paid a whole lot of money by the Washington Nationals and he told the world why he signed back up with the team... it was laughable.. I have a message for Scott Boras... it's not a good one (23:22).. So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Angels owner Arte Moreno has a new deal where he purchased land around Angels Stadium and people want to know if that means he has more money to spend on the team now (32:25).. Steph Curry is coming back for the Warriors and I want to know why (37:20).! Luis Severino is done for the season and the Yankees desperately need starting pitching, but when does New York and Cashman make a move?

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  • Spring Training stats don't matter; Coronavirus scare could impact Olympics (2/25)

    Today's word of the day is 'nicked' as in Jose Altuve was nicked by a pitch in his first Spring Training game. What's MLB going to do because I thought we had to suspend and fine everyone for this (0:06)!? So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? I as asked if Spring Training stats actually matter? Well, they don't and here's why (5:34). CORONAVIRUS ALERT! CORONAVIRUS ALERT! CORONAVIRUS ALERT! Dick Pound says that the IOC will have until late May to decided whether or not to cancel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (10:20). MLB is being sued by Draftkings users because of the sign-stealing scandal... hahaha (15:40). Review - Super Size Me 2 (20:26). Joe Burrow and his baby hands are talk of the NFL combine and it's all just BS (23:03)! Carolina Hurricanes hit jackpot with Zamboni driving goalie... this is a great story and the team cashed in on it (25:19). I signed Adam Greenberg to a one-day contract in 2012 and it was perfect... here's the story of why and how (27:55). Deontay Wilder is being inducted into the Hall of Fame... of biggest excuses ever used in sports (33:14). Dave Gettleman says the Giants are 'open for business' on trading the 4th pick in the NFL draft (38:45). Which MLB players will still sign deals before regular season starts?

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  • Kobe Bryant Memorial - Line between honor and exploitation (2/24)

    Today's word of the day is 'F.Y.M.' as in F*** You Money as in Mark Cuban unleashed a flurry of tweets about NBA officials and he'll pay it (0:06). Kobe and Gianna Bryant's memorial was held at Staples Center today. Beyonce sang, Vanessa Bryant spoke, there were celebrities and fans in every seat... there's a fine line between honor and exploitation with some fans falling on the wrong side (3:40). The Houston Astros started Spring Training games and fans were not happy. Sings were stripped and people were mad (13:05). Astros owner Jim Crane sent a letter to season-ticket holders and it was hilarious. I need to decode this for you and tell you why each line was written the way it was (18:50). Review - Virgin River (25:45). Madison Bumgarner should have his contract voided!!! Yes, I said what I said (28:59). Astros pitcher Zack Greinke doesn't like Spring Training so he showed up on the last possible day allowed, ha, what a great teammate (33:12). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me why MLB teams are okay with just being average... let's chat about this (39:22). Dustin Pedroia is back on the DL, do I think he'll ever play in MLB again?

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