The World Cup Finale is just days away and the roundtable is back to talk about the entire event spanning the last month and share opinions on who is likely to win and why. France is loaded with talent, but Croatia seems to rise to every occasion! John, Dan, Sam, Mat, and Joe also discuss the rising and falling stars in the world of soccer, expectations for the third place contest on Saturday and if Wayne Rooney will have a positive impact on our local team here in DC with the opening of their new venue just days away. The boys also debate why their favorite league is the best (La Liga vs EPL is always and intense screaming match) and share some thoughts on what we can all do to fill our time when the soccer ends.
Stevie and Joe are back from vacation and getting caught up on all things sports and all things DC! This episode of the podcast includes a recap of the past two weeks specific to the Nationals and the pitching woes (0-12min), plus All Star Weekend preperations (16-20). The boys talk briefly about LA-Bron, PG, and the NBA free agency period (21-28) before shifting into World Cup, Wayne Rooney, and a brisk soccer convo (31-36). The highlight of this weeks non-sports story for Joe is the Thai Cave Rescue (38-42) which ended earlier today while Steve wanted to focus on POTUS and his Supreme Court nomination (42-46). The final thoughts from both lads includes a discussion on the NFL and the terrible job the Commish is doing at executing punishments (46-50)… all that plus more on this extended weeks-in-review episode of the DTC podcast!
LP, FP, and Joe are back talking sports as the #ALLCAPS hangover finally comes to an end… by the way the Caps bent the cup!? But a lot has happened in the past two weeks with Trotz leaving (5:30), Johnny C staying (10:45), and DSP getting a one year extension too (12:30). But there is more happening around the DC on the Wizards side with a strange draft ending (18:25), a trade bringing in Austin Rivers (24:30), and NBA free agency is just around the corner (31:00). Welcome back to the show!
Time for a little week in review… Stevie and Joe discuss the #Nationals and #MadMax surging and find themselves in first place in the NL East (or close to it)… JR Smith is an idiot that is too stupid to point-shave and we feel a little bad for #Lebron… #Capitals are bringing the noise to DC for Game3 on Saturday night and rumor has it 20 bald eagles will carry the flag to center ice before the puck drops… plus, #RumpMeetsTrump and the disaster that is Disney/ESPN and their hiring of Keith Olbermaan and firing of Roseanne Barr… plus a whole lot more.
The (most boring) NBA Finals have arrived… (but we are spicing things up with some NBA on NBC theme music!)… #Warriors vs #LeBron for the 4th straight year… how does anyone get excited about that? Well, maybe we aren’t excited, but we still love basketball, and still will watch, so let’s set the table for the series which begins on Thursday night… afterall LeBron was right, “not 1, not 2, not 3…” he has been to 8 straight finals, which is incredible to consider as many of us were still in school or hadn’t met our spouses… eight years ago #ESPN was still relevant, and #Drake hadn’t released an album yet… must less a “dis-track”. Justin Blaze (@jusblaze_513) from the Above the Rim Podcast joins Joe to preview the matchup and make some predictions for the series and also for the #Wizards and the offseason staring Ernie G in the face. If you love the #NBA give this episode a listen, and share it too!