As football snuck onto Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, baseball upstages football on Thursday with news of Carlos Beltran stepping down as New York Mets manager (probably before he was fired) after his role in the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal was exposed.
Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I do get to football, however, discussing the Centennial Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Odell Beckham Jr. passing out straight cash, homey. We also talk more about Matt Rhule as the Carolina Panthers’ new head coach and Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.
Tuesday night was full of big sports news with the Boston Red Sox reaching a “mutual agreement” with manager Alex Cora to step aside in light of his involvement with the Houston Astros and Red Sox sign-stealing scandals.
On Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio segment, Pat Ryan and I discuss Cora’s “mutual parting” with the Red Sox in addition to the surprise announcement from Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Keuchly that he was retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.
The curious choice of Matt Rhule as the Carolina Panthers’ new head coach was the main topic for Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio segment. But at least one other team (the New York Giants) reportedly wanted him and the mor
Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I also discuss the decision Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have to make, the Dallas Cowboys hiring Mike McCarthy, the Giants’ surprise hire of Patriots’ assistant coach Joe Judge, and the future of Mike’s beloved Buffalo Bills.
On Tuesday’s WISE Sports Radio segment, news of the Carolina Panthers firing head coach Ron Rivera was raw and fresh so we got to that right away. Two days later, we’re on to the aftermath. What kind of coach will Panthers owner David Tepper seek as a replacement?
We also discuss Terrelle Pryor being arraigned in light of his stabbing, some Week 14 storylines to watch, and Thursday Night Football‘s match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
Normally, I do baseball segments Monday and Wednesday on WISE Sports Radio. But Pat Ryan and I got our times mixed up on Monday, and Pat’s taking Wednesday off. So we did a longer mash-up segment on Tuesday with NFL and college football talk before touching on some baseball topics and doing a movie review.
News of the Carolina Panthers firing head coach Ron Rivera broke shortly before my segment, so Pat, Charlie Metcalf, and I started there first. Then we discussed my Awful Announcing interview with Toledo sportscaster Jordan Strack, who went viral when his question offended Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. We closed out with the Pittsburgh Pirates hiring Derek Shelton as their new manager and conversation on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
It’s baseball and football on this edition of The Podcass, courtesy of our appearances on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio.
First, a look at some early storylines like top free agents and Hall of Fame balloting as MLB slides into the offseason (02:50). Then it’s on to the NFL and Week 10 headlines, most of which concerned off-the-field news like quarterbacks and franchises possibly moving (20:57).