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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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Oct 31, 2017
Daily News Jets and NFL columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to talk Gang Green at the midpoint of the season. Mehta and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the Pats trading Jimmy Garoppolo and what It means for the Jets in their hunt for a franchise quarterback, how Todd Bowles can keep his job next season, and much more. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper explains why he has mixed feelings about Tiger Woods' latest comeback attempt. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Oct 18, 2017

In this week’s episode of the Daily News’ “Life of a Giant” podcast about Davis Webb, the person not the football player. The rookie third-round pick opens up about the many unknown layers and talents that define him.

Produced by Pat Leonard

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Oct 17, 2017

David Adler (@_dadler) of MLB.com joins the Popcast this week to break down a crazy first two rounds of the MLB postseason. Adler and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the Indians' surprising defeat at the hands of the Yankees in the ALDS, another crushing loss for the Nats, and which of the four teams remaining have the best shot at a World Series title. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper rips the NCAA (again) for completely botching the UNC academic fraud scandal.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Oct 10, 2017

Daily News Giants beat writer and columnist Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss a disastrous first five weeks of the season. Leonard and host (@danielrpopper) discuss what went wrong for Big Blue, who is to blame, and how the franchise moves forward from here. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper discusses how Americans are allowing Donald Trump to distract them from the real reason NFL player are protesting.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Oct 3, 2017

Sports Illustrated NBA reporter Jake Fischer joins the Popcast this week to rehash a crazy summer in the league. Host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) hasn't talked to Fischer (@JakeLFischer) since the draft, and there’s plenty to discuss — starting with Carmelo Anthony being traded to the Thunder. They also discuss the Kyrie Irving trade, LeBron's response to the blockbuster deal and what fans can expect out of the Sixers this season. Additionally, in this week's Popping Off, Popper discusses the NCAA scandal and what it means for college basketball. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Sep 27, 2017
Daily News Giants beat writer and columnist Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) sits down with Giants defensive end Romeo Okwara (@RomeoND45) on the pilot episode of our weekly "Life of a Giant" Podcast to discuss Okwara's upbringing in Nigeria, his move to the United States, his family's emphasis on education, and Okwara's many passions away from the football field. Okwara explains his love of music, photography and travel, and discusses his friendship with John Mayer, the influence of his African roots and much more. "Life of a Giant: You know the players. Now meet the people."

Produced by Pat Leonard

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Sep 26, 2017

Daily News Yankees beat writer and columnist Mike Mazzeo joins the Popcast this week. With the MLB season entering its final week, the stage is set for an A.L. Wild Card bout between the Bombers and Twins. Mazzeo and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss all the major storylines surrounding the team — including Aaron Judge’s miraculous turnaround —and preview the Yankees’ potential postseason run. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why the NFL owners deserve no credit for their shows of unity this weekend.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Sep 12, 2017

Daily News race and sports columnist Carron Phillips (@carronJphillips) joins the Popcast this week to discuss Michael Bennett and his accusations that Las Vegas police officers used excessive force and racially profiled him when they apprehended him after the Mayweather-McGregor fight last month. Phillips and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the NFL protests, and how Bennett’s willingness to speak out about his experience may help further the causes of socially conscious players in the NFL. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper criticizes Giants GM Jerry Reese for not addressing his most glaring weakness this offseason.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Sep 5, 2017

Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) joins the Popcast this week for a preview of the season ahead of Thursday's opener between the Patriots and Chiefs in Foxborough. Myers and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk the Giants' Super Bowl chances, the hopeless situation with the Jets, and other storylines from around the league. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper asks the public to stop making excuses for NFL owners when it comes to their collective decision to not sign Colin Kaepernick. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 29, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) joins the Popcast this week to recap the Mayweather-McGregor fight. He was in Las Vegas for the bout. Ducey and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) also discuss the Kyrie Irving non-trade and the greatest TV moment of Stephen A. Smith’s career. And in this week’s Popping Off, Popper urges everyone to donate to Hurricane Harvey relief, if you can. A great place to start is J.J. Watt’s fund

(https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053).

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 22, 2017

MLB.com reporters Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) and David Adler (@_dadler) join the Popcast this week for a lengthy talk on baseball as we head into the home stretch of the regular season. Trezza, Adler and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss Giancarlo Stanton’s impressive stretch, the Dodgers cementing themselves as the team to beat in N.L., Jose Altuve’s MVP season, Aaron Judge’s fall from grace, and much more. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper shines light on the latest example of football’s imminent death.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 15, 2017

Andy Vasquez, golf writer for The Record (@andy_vasquez), joins the Popcast this week to recap Justin Thomas’ exciting and masterful 2017 PGA Championship victory. Vasquez and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) break down the tournament and discuss what it means for the future of golf, as the young American guns continue to break through on big stages. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper discusses the next wave of national anthem protests from Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 8, 2017

The Popcast continues its local NFL State of the Unions this week by welcoming on Daily News Giants beat and columnist Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN). Things are looking a little more positive for Big Blue than they are for the Jets. Leonard and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss rookie tight end Evan Engram, expectations for one of the best defenses in the league last season, concerns over the offensive line, Brandon Marshall’s fit, and much more. Also, in this week's Popping Off, Popper reminisces on the greatness of Usain Bolt, who ran his final individual race last week in London. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 1, 2017

The Popcast returns after a two-weeks break, and with NFL training camp in full swing, Daily News Jets columnist Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) joins the program for a Gang Green state of the union. Mehta and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) discuss the precarious situation for Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan entering this season, Christian Hackenberg’s development, the team’s young defense and much more. In this week’s Popping Off, Popper once again takes aim at the NCAA after UCF kicker Donald De La Haye was ruled ineligible because of his YouTube channel.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jul 11, 2017

Daily News columnist Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) joins the Popcast this week for another Botte Shots special. Botte and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) do a lengthy recap of a tremendously exciting Home Run Derby, won by Yankee Aaron Judge Monday night, before jumping into other topics like the potential of juiced baseballs in MLB, the Tim Hardaway Jr. signing, and who holds the throne as worst owner in New York City. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper asks why the International Olympic Committee isn’t held more responsible for its actions. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jul 4, 2017

Host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) welcome Daily News MLB columnist John Harper onto the Popcast this week to discuss the Mets and Yankees at the midpoint of the season. Is the Bombers’ starting staff good enough to contend for a title? What trade option will Brian Cashman have? Why won’t the Mets call up Amed Rosario? Harper answers these questions and more. Also, in this edition of Popping Off, Popper explains why NBA free agency doesn’t really matter, despite all the hype.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jun 27, 2017

The Popcast’s coverage of the NBA offseason rolls on this week, as Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) joins the program in studio to break down Thursday’s draft. Fischer and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) give their takes on all the blockbuster trades, including Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves and D’Angelo Russell to the Nets. They also talk the Knicks taking Frank Ntilikina and whether Markelle Fultz’s nine wins in college last season should be a concern for the Sixers. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper gives his thoughts on Ryan O’Callaghan, the former NFL offensive lineman who came out as gay last week in a wonderfully crafted piece on SB Nation’s Outsports. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jun 20, 2017

Kenny Ducey, a social media producer and NBA writer for Sports Illustrated, joins the Popcast this week to recap the Finals. Ducey (@KennyDucey) was in attendance at all five Finals games in Oakland and Cleveland, and he and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) diagnose where things went wrong for the Cavaliers, and who — if anyone — will be able to stop the Warriors from winning 10 straight titles behind the core of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper explains why he’s so ridiculously excited for the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather boxing match on Aug. 26.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jun 13, 2017

Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) of The Record joins the Popcast this week to preview the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Erin Hills Golf Course, about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Vasquez played Erin Hills a year ago, and along with host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper), he provides some insight on what it has to offer, its intricacies, and how players will approach the course, which is hosting its first-ever professional tournament this weekend. Also, in this week’s Popping Off, Popper discusses Christian Pulisic, the 18-year-old who may already be the greatest American soccer play who’s ever lived.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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