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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 28, 2017

Opening Day is less than a week away, and the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast — A.K.A. The Popcast — has your local teams covered. Both Mets beat writer Kristie Ackert (@Ackert_NYDN) and Yankees beat writer Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYDN) call in from Florida to discuss all of the juiciest storylines entering the 2017 season. Can the Amazin’s pitching staff stay healthy? Who will start in right field for the Bombers? Is Travis d’Arnaud the answer at catcher? All that and more in this week’s episode. Plus, host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) offers his thoughts on the U.S. women’s hockey team opting to boycott the World Championships in an effort to receive better pay and support.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 21, 2017

Is your bracket busted? Having a tough time figuring out where it all went wrong? Well, you’re in luck. Host Daniel Popper welcomes in Daily News bracket guru Ian Powers onto this week’s Popcast to rehash the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. Topics include: underperformance of the ACC; biggest surprises; a plethora of poor refereeing; shady seeding from the committee; and much more! Popper also gives his take on the World Baseball Classic, and why MLB and players’ association should continue to work to improve the event, which has World Cup potential.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 14, 2017

March Madness is upon us, and the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast — A.K.A. The Popcast has you covered. First, Daniel Popper dissects and critiques the exploitation of college athletes, which is unavoidable during the NCAA tournament. Then New Mexico State video coordinator and analytics expert Jordan Sperber joins Popper to get the perspective of a mid-major program as it prepares for the Big Dance. Sperber and the No. 14-seed Aggies — who earned their bid by winning the Western Athletic Conference tournament — take on No. 3-seed Baylor in the first round Friday.  Sperber also offers a potential Cinderella team. Listen to find out who it is!  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 7, 2017

On this edition of the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast — A.K.A The Popcast — host Daniel Popper tells you why the Sixers’ Joel Embiid must be awarded Rookie of the Years despite him only playing 31 games this season. Then Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) of Sports Illustrated and Baseball Prospectus stops by for an extended and wide-ranging MLB preview. Popper and Ducey start out by debating which teams possess the talent to challenge the Cubs and Indians. They also discuss MLB and Rob Manfred’s desire to change the rules and address pace of play. Spoiler alert: They both vehemently disagree with the commissioner’s agenda.  

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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