WISE Sports Radio talk: MLB lockout, Buck Showalter to Mets, Lions win, Spider-Man boom

Despite Major League Baseball being in a lockout, there’s just enough news for our regular WISE Sports Radio segment. That includes an update on the lockout itself, along with Buck Showalter returning to New York to manage the Mets and longtime executive Roland Hemond passing away.

Well, maybe there’s not enough baseball news for a full segment since we also talk about the Detroit Lions winning their second game of the season and Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will probably dominate the box office for weeks to come.

You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET at wisesportsradio.com (courtesy of Mars Hill University) or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, dial up 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM. And thanks to Happy Hill Restaurant — an Asheville institution which is closing after 38 years of business — for sponsoring the MLB segment.

WISE Sports Radio chatter: Michigan, Lions win! MLB lockout, Buck O’Neil gets to the Hall of Fame

Yep, it was a good football weekend here at Casselbloggy HQ. Michigan won the Big Ten championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff, matched up against Georgia. And the Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2021 season. So that led off our WISE Sports Radio segment.

That’s probably fortunate because there’s not much baseball news to discuss with team owners locking out the players after Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired, other than some good news from the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Pardon the audio briefly dropping out at the 6:45 mark.)

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WISE Sports Radio talk: Rule hurts Rays, White Sox accuse Astros, Dan Campbell’s tears

Baseball is never more exciting than during the postseason and the divisional playoffs haven’t disappointed thus far. On our WISE Sports Radio segment, we discuss an unusual play in Game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox series, the Braves taking control over the Brewers, and the Dodgers in a good position to defeat the Giants.

And with the Detroit Lions suffering another heartbreaking last-second loss, we talk about coach Dan Campbell’s emotional post-game press conference. Earlier, I wrote a column at The Comeback about how important that was for the Lions and their fans.

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WISE Sports Radio talk: Red-hot Cardinals, Yankees-Red Sox, Trout shuts down, Lions fan pain

Only one week remains in the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season and teams are still fighting for postseason position with six or seven games remaining.

On WISE Sports Radio, we talked about the St. Louis Cardinals’ 16-game winning streak and the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox battling to host the one-game AL Wild Card playoff game. Superstar Mike Trout calls it a season after playing only 36 games this year. And we take a brief turn to the NFL so Pat Ryan can make fun of me for being a Detroit Lions fan.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Urban denies USC, Eagles soar, Bills flop hard

Urban Meyer taking the Jacksonville Jaguars job was always a head-scratcher when major programs like Texas and USC figured to have openings. So when USC fired coach Clay Helton this week, it was natural to speculate that Meyer — who’s been enormously successful at Utah, Florida, and Ohio State — would be a good fit in Los Angeles. But he just took the Jaguars job!

On our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discuss whether Meyer really could bolt for the Trojans. Other topics include the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line issues, the Buffalo Bills’ disappointing Week 1 loss to the Steelers, the Philadelphia Eagles’ surprising win, and Taylor Heinicke’s debut as quarterback for the Washington Football Team.

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