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Jun 19, 2018

Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) of The Record returns to the Popcast this week to break down what was an exhilarating and certainly controversial U.S. Open out an Shinnecock. Vasquez and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss Brooks Koepka winning his second straight title, Phil Mickelson's breach of etiquette and more. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper admits to being wrong about Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jun 12, 2018

The Record’s Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) joins the Popcast this week to preview the U.S. Open, which kicks off Thursday on Long Island. Andy calls in from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southhampton to discuss the layout of the course as well as the many contenders in this year’s tournament with host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper). Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper highlights the juxtaposition between Alexander Ovechkin and Kevin Durant.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jun 6, 2018

Daily News columnist Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) joins the Popcast this week to talk Mets and Yankees ahead of this weekend’s subway series at Citi Field. Botte and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) also discuss the Stanley Cup Final and what this victory would mean for Alexander Ovechkin, as well as how American soccer fans should approach watching a World Cup without the U.S. national team. Then in this week’s Popping Off, Popper drops some statistics to remind everyone to remain focused on the issues NFL players are protesting, and not Donald Trump’s insane alternate narrative.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 30, 2018

Our Daily News social issues and sports columnist Carron Phillips (@carronJphillips) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the NFL’s new national anthem policy. Phillips and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss how the league could come up with such a dumb and out-of-touch policy and what it all means heading into what will assuredly be another tumultuous of protests and discord. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper discusses the Ringer’s bombshell piece on the possible burner accounts operated by Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 8, 2018

We have a very special episode of the Popcast for you today. First, Daily News MLB columnist John Harper (@NYDNHarper) joins host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) to talk the end of Matt Harvey’s tenure with the Mets and how we all should feel about this unceremonious divorce. Then, Popper plays for you his exclusive 20-minute sit-down conversation with Joe Namath, who was making an appearance at local charity art event in Manhattan. Popper asks Namath about Sam Darnold and the trials of playing quarterback in NYC. Also, in this week’s Popping off, Popper discusses the best story in sports that is flying under the radar.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 1, 2018

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) joins the Popcast this week to talk NBA playoffs. Popper and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss what’s next for the teams that lost, like the Thunder, Blazers and Wizards, and look ahead to what should be a captivating Round 2. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may be unfit to lead an NBA franchise.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 25, 2018

The NFL Draft starts Thursday night, and we have you covered on the Popcast this week. Daily News Jets columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) and Giants columnist Pat Leonard (@PLeaonrdNYDN) join host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) in back-to-back segments to discuss what each New York football team will do with its pick, and whether those selections are the right decisions.

 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 17, 2018

Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the team’s ongoing coaching search and the current state of the franchise. Bondy and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) cover the pressure facing Steve Mills and Scott Perry, the possible gridlock between the front office and Kristaps Porzingis this offseason and much more, including a look at the NBA playoff bracket. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains the detriments of dehumanizing athletes.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 3, 2018

Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) of The Record joins the Popcast this week to preview what will assuredly be a dramatic and entertaining Masters this weekend. Vasquez and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) dissect all the storylines surrounding Tiger Wood’s return to Augusta and what it means for golf and sports. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper gives his final thoughts on the NCAA Tournament after Villanova’s title-game victory Monday night.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 27, 2018

MLB.com's David Adler (@_dadler) joins the Popcast this week to talk baseball with Opening Day just two days away. Adler and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) bounce around the league and touch on all the contenders and potential surprises as the smell of spring and the sounds of America’s pastime are upon us. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why he’s rooting for Markelle Fultz, the 19-year-old Sixers rookie who finally returned to the court Monday night.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 20, 2018

Daly News columnist Carron Phillips (@carronJPhillips) joins the Popcast this week to talk the NCAA Tournament. Phillips and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) re-hash the first two rounds — touching on UMBC’s massive upset of UVA, Syracuse reaching another Sweet 16, Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella run, and much more. Then Phillips and Popper look ahead to the most intriguing matchups coming this weekend. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper discusses the NBA's latest important social movement. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 13, 2018

The Daily News’ Bracket Guru Ian Powers (@IanPowers) joins the Popcast this week to break down the NCAA Tournament field. Powers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) go region by region to discuss the favorites, sleepers and interesting matchups in this year’s Big Dance. Also, in this week's Popping off, Popper analyzes Kirk Cousins' reported fully-guaranteed contract with the Vikings, and how it may change the NFL landscape in the years to come. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 6, 2018

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) joins the Popcast this week to talk NBA as teams head down the home stretch of this 2017-18 season. Can the Rockets dethrone the Warriors in the West? Are the Raptors the favorites to win the East? Fischer and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss those topics and much more.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 27, 2018

Daily News enterprise writer Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the NCAA scandal looming over college basketball as conference tournaments begin. Armstrong and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the bombshell Yahoo! report that divulged illegal payments made to some of the biggest stars in the sport and what it all means to collegiate athletics moving forward. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper checks back in with Mack Beggs, the transgender high school wrestler who won his second straight state title this past weekend

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 20, 2018

Daily News MLB columnist John Harper (@NYDNHarper) joins the Popcast this week to talk baseball as spring training gets underway. Harper and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) start by discussing the peculiar free agent market before delving into the Yankees and Mets. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper illuminates the ongoing athlete awakening and what it means for society.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 6, 2018

Daily News Knicks beat writer and columnist Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week with the NBA trade deadline just two days away. Bondy and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the Knicks’ stalled rebuild, the development of Frank Ntilikina, possible resolutions to the Joakim Noah debacle, and much more. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory makes the owners look obtuse for their treatment of Colin Kaepernick.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 30, 2018

Penn Live Eagles reporters Aaron Kasinitz (@AaronKazreports) and Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) join the Popcast this week to look ahead to a Super Bowl showdown between Philadelphia and the Patriots. Kasinitz, Gallen and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk Nick Foles replacing Carson Wentz, key matchups to look for, and what Foles should do if he wins the Eagles’ first-ever Lombardi Trophy. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper details the systematic failures at Michigan State, and what needs to happen next.

 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 23, 2018

Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to talk the Giants’ hiring of Pat Shurmur as their next head coach. Myers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) also break down the conference championship games from this past weekend. In this week’s Popping Off, Popper calls for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State to open up independent investigations into the cover-up of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 16, 2018

We're back after a brief holiday break, and Daily News NFL columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) joins the Popcast this week. Mehta and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) start by discussing Doug Marrone’s success in Jacksonville before jumping into the Jets’ offseason plans. Will John Morton be back as offensive coordinator? Are the Jets really considering signing Kirk Cousins? Is Saquon Barkley an option with the sixth pick? That and more.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Dec 19, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) joins the Popcast this week for an end-of-year New York sports roundup. Ducey and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss Mike Francesa leaving WFAN, the Knicks’ playoff chances, Melo’s struggles in Oklahoma City, how fun Yankees batting practice will be this season, and much more. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper explains why replay is the true culprit when it comes to the NFL's controversial catch rule. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Dec 12, 2017

Daily News Yankees beat writer and columnist Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the Bombers’ busy offseason thus far. Mazzeo and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk the blockbuster Giancarlo Stanton trade, Derek Jeter’s miserable start to his tenure as an MLB executive, the hiring of Aaron Boone, and much more. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper rips the NFL for its bush-league concussion protocol.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Dec 5, 2017

Daily News Giants beat writer and columnist Pat Leonard joins the Popcast this week to discuss the firings of Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese. Leonard and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk about what went wrong for McAdoo, how the Eli Manning benching played into Monday’s decisions, and what the Giants do moving forward. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper blasts the dumbest and most illogical rule in all of sports.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Nov 21, 2017

The Record’s Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) joins the Popcast this week to discuss Tiger Woods’ impending return to competitive golf next week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Vasquez and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss Woods’ most recent back surgery, what fans should expect from the golfing legend, and how his legacy could change if he’s able to come back healthy and play at a high level. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper explains the journalistic dilemma stemming from the recent Lavar Ball-Donald Trump feud. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Nov 14, 2017

Daily News NFL Columnist Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss the growing fissure between Jerry Jones, Roger Goodell and the rest of the NFL owners. Myers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss what exactly is motivating Jones, who’s threatened litigation against the NFL, and how Myers thinks the league will find a resolution to this dispute over Goodell’s contract extension. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper explains why he thinks New York City is falling in love with this year's Knicks.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Nov 7, 2017

Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss an exciting start from Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek's young squad. Bondy and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) delve into the Unicorn’s offseason transformations, his MVP-caliber play, Frank Ntilikina’s continued development, and all the major storylines surrounding the Knicks early on in this 2017 season. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper gives his takeaways after watching the Rams beat down the Giants this past Sunday in rainy East Rutherford. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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