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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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Feb 28, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer joins host Daniel Popper this week on the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast — A.K.A The Popcast — to recap and analyze the NBA Trade Deadline. Fischer and Popper discuss the Knicks and Celtics standing pat, the Kings dealing Boogie Cousins, the Sixers sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for a below-value return, and much more. Also, in his opening monologue, Popper shares the story of Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy who won a girls’ high school state wrestling title in Texas. In the face of discrimination and unfair treatment, Beggs continues to pursue his passion on the mat, and Popper explains why he’s an inspiration for everyone in these trying times. 

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 21, 2017

This week, the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast features the second installation of the local NFL offseason preview. Daily News Jets and NFL columnist Manish Mehta joins host Daniel Popper to break down all of the important storylines facing Gang Green heading into these crucial next few months. Mehta and Popper discuss the ongoing Darrelle Revis scandal in an emergency segment before diving into other important topics, most notably the quarterback situation. Popper also gives his take on the Yankees’ Randy Levine trashing Dellin Betances and asks the question: Why do team presidents in this city keep taking shots at their best players?

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Feb 14, 2017

After a one-week hiatus, the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast returns with a brand new episode. Host Daniel Popper starts by addressing the never-ending Knicks dysfunction. He explains why Knicks fan’s loyalty is what will prevent the team from ever contending for another championship as long as James Dolan remains owner. Later, Daily News Giants beat writer and columnist Pat Leonard joins Popper to do a thorough breakdown of Big Blue’s offseason. Topics include Jason Pierre-Paul, Eli Manning’s successor, Ereck Flowers, fixing the offense and the Giants’ draft plans.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 31, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast, host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) offers his thoughts on the two Australian Open finals featuring four legendary tennis players. Daily News NFL writer Seth Walder (SethWalderNYDN) then joins the show to defend a column he wrote last week. Walder would take Tyrod Taylor over Eli Manning as his quarterback in 2017, and he goes in depth on what led him to that conclusion. Walder and Popper also break down the Super Bowl matchup between the Patriots and Falcons.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 24, 2017

We’re back again with another episode of the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast. This week, host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) shares his frustration with an underwhelming NFL playoffs and begs the question: Does the league have a product problem? Popper then heads to Nets practice to chat with Coney Island native Isaiah Whitehead (IsaiahW_15), a rookie guard for the Brooklyn Nets. And to cap things off, MLB.com writer and reporter Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) joins the program to discuss the National Baseball Hall of Fame of vote. Trezza and Popper go in depth on how the writers should handle players from the steroid era, and what the induction of Pudge Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell means for the future of the Hall.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jan 17, 2017

The Daily News Sports Podcast is back and better than ever. New host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) gives you his take on the Giants receivers’ infamous trip to Miami. Knicks rookie Mindaugas Kuzminskas (@MKuzminskas) of Lithuania joins the program to discuss his first season in the NBA and his love for musicals, among other things. And finally, Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) stops in to give his thoughts on Derrick Rose going AWOL, Carmelo Anthony’s no-trade clause and the general state of the team midway through the 2016-17 season.

Produced by Daniel Popper

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Aug 3, 2016

On this week’s episode of the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast we welcome baseball columnist Anthony McCarron to the show to help make sense of the bizzaro world we live in now where the Mets continue to be trade-deadline buyers while the Yankees are the sellers.

With Bombers GM Brian Cashman getting so much praise for dealing away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran to re-stock the farm system, we ask Anthony if Cashman also deserves heat for building a team that had the Yankees in this position to begin with.

McCarron also gives us his scouting report on the top new prospects in the organization (Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield and Gleyber Torres) and how ready the Yankee faithful are to embrace watching a bunch of youngsters at the Stadium.

We also get McCarron’s take on what the Yankees should do with A-Rod given all the speculation the slumping slugger might be handed his walking papers soon.

Switching gears, McCarron breaks down the Mets acquisition of slugging outfielder Jay Bruce and answers the question did Sandy Alderson do enough to spark the dismal offense in Flushing for the stretch drive.

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Follow Andy and Anthony on Twitter: @aclayton33 @AnthonyMcCarron

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Jul 29, 2016

Fitz is back!

In our first episode of the Daily News Sports Talk podcast after our summer hiatus, we welcome Jets columnist Manish Mehta back to the show to break down Ryan Fitzpatrick's one-year, $12 million contract.

Why did it take so long to get the deal done? How long was Fitz willing to sit on the sidelines? Can we declare a winner between the veteran quarterback and Jets GM Mike Maccagnan?

We also dive into Geno Smith's response to Fitzpatrick's return and his future with the Jets.

Other topics include what we can expect out of Darrelle Revis this year and how much new running back Matt Forte has left in the tank.

Plus, with the conclusion of the political conventions, we quiz Mehta about which members of the Jets are most likely to run for public office after their NFL careers.

Produced by Andy Clayton

Follow Andy and Manish on Twitter: @aclayton33 @MMehtaNYDN

Edited by Michael Sheridan

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Jun 17, 2016

After a two-week hiatus, the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast is back and better than ever. 

This week we welcome Yankees beat writer - and host of the Daily News’ Yankees Podcast - Mark Feinsand to the show.

Feinsand joined the podcast Friday morning from Minneapolis where the struggling Bombers are finishing up a rare Colorado-Minnesota road trip before returning home to the Bronx on Tuesday.

This week’s podcast is much more than just Yankees talk as Feinsand weighs in on the Ichiro-Pete Rose all-time hits debate, how he will handle voting when he gets his hands on a Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year and his best and worst (sorry, Detroit)  baseball road trips.

After a detour into some NFL talk, we quiz our Yankees beat guy about ‘The Summer of Soccer’, Billy Joel concerts at the Garden and what he’d would do if we made me MLB commish for a day. And, of course, the one jersey he most regrets buying.

Produced by Andy Clayton

Follow Andy and Mark on Twitter: @aclayton33 @FeinsandNYDN

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 27, 2016

There's no bigger topic surrounding the defending NL champion Mets than the baffling downward spiral of Matt Harvey. The Dark Knight's pitching has fans and media alike scratching their heads.

We brought back Daily News Mets beat writer Kristie Ackert on Friday to discuss what's going on with Harvey and all the other key topics surrounding the Mets heading into Memorial Day Weekend.

Ackert weighed in on Harvey's decreased velocity, his fight to stay in the rotation and his no-show performance with the media earlier this week. She also gave us her take on what would serve Harvey best going forward. 

We also spend time talking about if Steven Matz is actually benefitting from Harvey stealing the spotlight as the Long Islander quietly is putting up an Amazin' season.

Ackert filled us in on what it was like to cover Bartolo Colon's home run, how David Wright's new routine is going, if anything can slow down Yoenis Cespedes and the too-long list of injured players. 

Oh, yeah, and we also talked about the '86 Mets who are being celebrated this weekend at Citi Field.

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 19, 2016

Anthony McCarron made  the case earlier this week that the 1996 Yankees were better than the ‘86 Mets. Grit. Guts and Glory, he argued.

This club and this season had everything, from drama and heartache to redemption and timeless tales and over all that loomed a fiery George Steinbrenner. Great baseball, too.

Coming on the heels of our ‘That’s Debatable’ topic, we invited the Daily News’ veteran baseball reporter to the podcast to dive deeper into what made that Bombers team so special ... even likeable.

We also get McCarron’s take on whether  Joe Girardi’s job is safe, what Derek Jeter’s future in baseball holds and whether A-Rod will ever get his day in the sun in Cooperstown.

We then switch gears and move across town and talk about the Mets’ current rotation concerns and the Amazin’ NL East battle with the Nationals.

Finally, McCarron gives us his take on Bryce Harper’s “Make Baseball Fun Again” campaign and talks about his concern for the future of the sport (let’s pick up the pace!).

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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May 13, 2016

It’s been a Giant offseason for Big Blue. Lots to talk about.

 DaWith that in mind, we welcomed Daily News Giants columnist Ralph Vacchiano back to the podcast for a spooky ‘Friday the 13th’ episode.

In this week’s “Daily News Sports Talk Podcast” we ask Vacchiano to grade GM Jerry Reese’s draft-night performance after he was outmaneuvered for his top two targets, plus he gives us a scouting report on the guys they did pick: CB Eli Apple and WR Sterling Shepard.

Vacchiano also weighs in on if the Giants were smart to pass up on Laremy Tunsil and gives us his take on Big Blue’s offseason free-agent spending spree.

We also quiz the News’ Giants guy about the over-stocked roster of running backs and the fans’ panic about the right side of the offensive line.

Plus, we give you bonus talk about horror movies, the Islanders and Mets.

May 4, 2016

Bongs, gas masks, plummeting draft stock, oh my!

Daily News NFL columnist Gary Myers makes a return to the podcast this week to take a look back at the wild, bizarre NFL Draft that we witnessed last week.

Myers recaps the drama that played out with top prospect Laremy Tunsil after a compromising video of him smoking weed using a gas mask was released minutes before the start of Thursday’s draft in Chicago.

We also discuss the Jets’ head-scratching decision to draft Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round, Giants GM Jerry Reese’s performance during the draft and Jared Goff or Carson Wentz as the better NFL QB.

Myers also weighs in on what’s the scarier scenario for our society ... Donald Trump as president or the Supreme Court hearing the Deflategate case.

 

And Follow Andy and Gary on Twitter: @aclayton33 @garymyersNYDN

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 27, 2016

Rangers season is over. Andy Clayton sits down with New York Daily News hockey reporter Pat Leonard to discuss their dismal year, and what fans have to look forward to next season.

And Follow Andy and Pat on Twitter: @aclayton33 @PLeonardNYDN

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 22, 2016

In a recent investigative series written by Michael O’Keeffe and the Daily News Sports I-Team, a longtime Brooklyn resident described being in her neighborhood since the arrival of the Barclays Center as “living in a shark tank.”

The News’ four-part series on the Atlantic Yards project and why the developers have failed the community on a number of fronts was the topic of a new Daily News Sports Talk Podcast.

Joining O’Keeffe in studio Friday to discuss these issues was journalist/blogger Norman Oder. Oder has written extensively about the Atlantic Yards project - now known as Pacific Park- for a variety of top publications and is currently writing on a book on the topic.

Oder and O’Keeffe share their unique insights into the “shark tank” in Brooklyn.

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 20, 2016

Stefan Bondy sits with Bernie Augustine to talk about the Knicks latest strategy and troubles after a tough season. 

 

Follow Bernie and Manish on Twitter: @BernieAugustine @SBondyNYDN 

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 15, 2016

With lots of topics to discuss, we brought back Jets columnist Manish Mehta on Friday afternoon for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the Mets’ Mike Piazza jersey debacle to why the NFL is too harsh on players smoking pot.

Mehta also gave us an update on the Jets’ standoff with Ryan Fitzpatrick, which player Gang Green might be eyeing with the 20th pick in the NFL Draft and his early analysis of what appears to be a brutal start to the 2016 campaign.

 

Follow Andy and Manish on Twitter: @aclayton33 @PLeonardNYDN

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 13, 2016

It's NHL Playoff time and the New York Rangers are set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for the win. Andy sat with New York Daily News hockey reporter Pat Leonard to preview the game. 

 

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Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 5, 2016

Andy Clayton talked with Elizabeth Mitchell this week about her hit story about the mistreatment of the US Women's National Soccer team. 

Read Elizabeth's story here

And Follow Andy andElizabeth on Twitter: @aclayton33 @bizmitchell

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Apr 2, 2016

The classic sports movie 'The Bad News Bears' turns 40 years old this year. And Daily News sports writer Christian Red looked back on the underdog baseball movie and talked to stars and the makers of the movie. The 1976 movie stars Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal and Vic Morrow and follows the story of a little league team in California and the down-on-his-luck coach that whips them into shape.   

Read Christians story here

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Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 24, 2016

This week Andy sits with Daily News Mets' beat writer Kristie Ackert to talk about what the Mets have coming this season. 

 

Follow Andy and Kristie:@aclayton33 @Ackert_NYDN

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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Mar 17, 2016

Daily News NFL columnist Manish Mehta joins Andy Clayton to talk about the real March Madness, the NFL Free Agency. 

 

Follow Andy and Manish:@aclayton33 @MMehtaNYDN

 

Produced by Andy Clayton

Edited by Frank Posillico

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