Wednesday, September 13, 2017

09/13 ANTI-NFL BILLBOARD, LAKERS TO RETIRE KOBE BRYANT'S NO. 8, 24 JERSEYS, LOS ANGELES AWARDED 2024 OLYMPICS, GGG VS CANELO

Erik Hines and Mike Garey fill in for Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talkin' about what's hot in sports!
  • ANTI-NFL BILLBOARD TO APPEAR FOR NEXT 3 WKS NEAR STUBHUB CENTER
  • LAKERS TO RETIRE KOBE BRYANT'S NO. 8, 24 JERSEYS ON DEC. 18
  • LOS ANGELES, PARIS AWARDED 2024, 2028 OLYMPICS 
  • GGG VS CANELO

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

09/06 J.D. MARTINEZ RECORD HOME RUNS, RED SOX CHEATING SCANDAL, HURRICANE IRMA BYE WEEKS, PRICEY RAMS TICKETS

Erik Hines and Mike Garey fill in for Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talkin' about what's hot in sports!
  • J.D. MARTINEZ TIES RECORD WITH 4 HOME RUNS
  • THE RED SOX CHEATING SCANDAL WITH THE APPLE WATCH
  • HURRICANE IRMA FORCES WEEK 1 BYE’S 
  • RAMS STADIUM COULD HAVE THE PRICIEST TICKETS IN NFL HISTORY

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

08/30 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8/23 ESPN PULLS ROBERT LEE OUT OF UVA FOOTBALL GAME, CODY BELLINGER AND ALEX WOOD GO ON DL, MLB UMPIRES END PROTEST, BROWNS PLAYERS KNEEL DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!
  • ESPN PULLS ROBERT LEE OUT OF UVA FOOTBALL GAME BECAUSE OF  NAME
  • DODGERS CODY BELLINGER, ALEX WOOD GO ON DL
  • MLB UMPIRES END PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED MISTREATMENT
  • BROWNS PLAYERS KNEEL DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM PRIOR TO GIANTS GAME

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

08/16 BEN ROTHLISBERGER, MARSHAWN LYNCH REMAINS SEATED DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM, COLIN KAEPERNICK PROTEST, TIGER WOODS HAD 5 DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM AFTER ARREST

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!
  • BEN ROTHLISBERGER WALKS BACK CTE/RETIREMENT COMMENTS
  • RAIDERS MARSHAWN LYNCH REMAINS SEATED DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM 
  • COLIN KAEPERNICK REMAINS NFL OUTCAST, BUT MICHAEL BENNETT AND OTHERS KEEP PROTESTS ALIVE
  • TIGER WOODS HAD 5 DRUGS IN HIS SYSTEM AFTER ARREST, POLICE REPORT SAYS

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

08/09 RIP DON BAYLOR, TOM BRADY’S MOM GETS A SUPER BOWL RING, JAY CUTLER RETURNS TO NFL, CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS PLAN RALLY FOR COLIN KAEPERNICK

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!

  • RIP DON BAYLOR
  • PATRIOTS AWARD TOM BRADY’S MOM A SUPER BOWL RING 
  • JAY CUTLER RETURNS TO NFL FOR ONE-YEAR DEAL
  • CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS PLAN RALLY FOR COLIN KAEPERNICK IN NYC

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

08/02 DODGERS WIN JULY, PHILLIES WON'T HONOR PETE ROSE, COLIN KAEPERNICK 39TH ON NFLPA OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE TOP-50 LIST, KAM CHANCELLOR SIGNS 3-YEAR EXTENSION WITH SEAHAWKS

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


  • JULY A MONTH TO REMEMBER FOR DODGERS
  • PHILLIES WON'T HONOR PETE ROSE NEXT WEEKEND 'DUE TO RECENT EVENTS'
  • COLIN KAEPERNICK PLACED 39TH ON NFLPA OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE TOP-50 LIST
  • KAM CHANCELLOR SIGNS 3-YEAR EXTENSION WITH SEAHAWKS

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

07/26 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

07/12 Michael Jordan an the Marlins, Costly Mayweather-McGregor Fight, LA to host the Olympics?

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!

Michael Jordan is interested in the Marlins
Will you pay to watch the Mayweather-McGregor Fight 
Markelle Futz OK after NBA Summer League Injury
LA to host the Olympics?


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

07/05 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

06/28 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

06/21 ROCKETS LOOK AT CHRIS PAUL, LAKERS TRADE D'ANGELO RUSSELL AND TIMOFEY MOZGOV, JUSTIN GILBERT SUSPENDED, DEREK CARR CLOSE TO DEAL

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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ROCKETS LOOK TO TOP-TIER FREE AGENTS, INCLUDING CHRIS PAUL




LAKERS TRADE D'ANGELO RUSSELL AND TIMOFEY MOZGOV


FREE-AGENT JUSTIN GILBERT SUSPENDED 1 YEAR 


RAIDERS, DEREK CARR CLOSE TO DEAL WORTH $25 MILLION



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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

06/07 DAN LEVITT, IN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS, JIM ROSS, FITE TV

DAN LEVITT – AUTHOR, IN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS

The 1936 Yankees, the 1963 Dodgers, the 1975 Reds, the 2010 Giants—why do some baseball teams win while others don’t?

General managers and fans alike have pondered this most important of baseball questions. The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled. In Pursuit of Pennants examines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams.

Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt show how these teams succeeded and how they relied on talent both on the field and in the front office. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one’s circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage.

Hall of Fame GM Pat Gillick writes that In Pursuit of Pennants gives “the reader an inside look into the different cultures and challenges facing professional sports executives. Their management styles might differ, but the objective never changes: ‘Be a consistent winner.’”

The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled —smart organizations have always been searching for an edge.  After World War I several clubs created the general manager position, and twenty years later the best teams all had GMs.  In the 1930s the smartest front offices created farm systems, and in the 1940s Branch Rickey had the courage to tap the previously restricted African-American player pool.  Several teams gained an advantage in the late 1960s by figuring out how to exploit the newly instituted amateur draft.  A decade later, a few teams intelligently capitalized on free agency, finally granted to the players in 1976. In the 1980s, Toronto was at the forefront of creating an identifiable presence in the Dominican Republic, leading to a decade of contention and two championships.  More recently teams have combined sophisticated video and high-speed computing.

In Pursuit of Pennants examines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams.  Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one’s circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage.

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JIM ROSS - WWE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCER, BBQ CONNOISSEUR, FITE TV SPOKESPERSON AND NO. 1 OKLAHOMA SOONERS FAN

For over 40 years, Jim Ross "Good Ole J.R.". has been one of wrestling’s most influential figures, both as the most recognizable announcer in the wrestling business as well as an executive, referee and sometimes wrestler. J.R. is known to sports entertainment fans around the world as the “Voice of Professional Wrestling”.  He also has supplied play-by-play commentary for boxing and mixed martial arts events.  J.R. is also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. As EVP of Talent at WWE, J.R. recruited some of the organization’s top talent including The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. Working for WWE, WCW and Mid-South Wrestling, he has traveled the world and had a ringside seat for some of the most amazing moments in fighting sports.

From sports entertainment executive to two-time New York Times Bestselling Author, to enduring the struggle of Bell’s palsy and even playing the role of entrepreneur with his own barbecue sauce brand, J.R. has worn many hats. J.R. is a devout fan of pro wrestling, MMA, boxing and, of course, the Oklahoma Sooners football program.

J.R. is currently on the road sharing his life story and giving fans an inside look at the world of sports entertainment with The Ross Report podcast broadcast weekly on Podcast One to 500,000 to 2 million listeners per episode.

J.R. is the celebrity spokesperson, executive advisor for the mobile app FITE TV. FITE TV is a one-stop shop for viewing all sports within the fighting discipline globally including MMA, professional wrestling, boxing and traditional martial arts.

J.R. currently resides in Norman, OK with his wife, Jan.

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THE ROSS REPORT
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today's wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol' JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe. To access the entire Ross Report archive, go to Podcast One.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

05/31 RAMS STARTING QB, MLB SELL MEMORIAL DAY GEAR, TIGER WOODS ARRESTED, ALEX RODRIGUEZ SIGNS DEAL WITH ABC

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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WHO WILL BE THE RAMS STARTING QB



DODGER UNHAPPY WITH MLB SELLING MEMORIAL DAY GEAR


TIGER WOODS ARRESTED FOR DUI 


ALEX RODRIGUEZ SIGNS A DEAL WITH ABC NEWS



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

05/24 COLIN KAEPERNICK TO VISIT SEAHAWKS, ODELL BECKHAM JR. ENDORSEMENT DEAL, NEW DEAL FOR ROB GRONKOWSKI, TOMMY LASORDA HOSPITALIZED

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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COLIN KAEPERNICK TO VISIT SEAHAWKS ON WEDNESDAY



ODELL BECKHAM JR. BIG ENDORSEMENT DEAL! 


NEW DEAL FOR ROB GRONKOWSKI 


TOMMY LASORDA HOSPITALIZED



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

05/17 DAN LEVITT, IN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS, JIM ROSS, FITE TV

DAN LEVITT – AUTHOR, IN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS

The 1936 Yankees, the 1963 Dodgers, the 1975 Reds, the 2010 Giants—why do some baseball teams win while others don’t?

General managers and fans alike have pondered this most important of baseball questions. The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled. In Pursuit of Pennantsexamines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams.

Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt show how these teams succeeded and how they relied on talent both on the field and in the front office. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one’s circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage.

Hall of Fame GM Pat Gillick writes that In Pursuit of Pennants gives “the reader an inside look into the different cultures and challenges facing professional sports executives. Their management styles might differ, but the objective never changes: ‘Be a consistent winner.’”

The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled —smart organizations have always been searching for an edge.  After World War I several clubs created the general manager position, and twenty years later the best teams all had GMs.  In the 1930s the smartest front offices created farm systems, and in the 1940s Branch Rickey had the courage to tap the previously restricted African-American player pool.  Several teams gained an advantage in the late 1960s by figuring out how to exploit the newly instituted amateur draft.  A decade later, a few teams intelligently capitalized on free agency, finally granted to the players in 1976. In the 1980s, Toronto was at the forefront of creating an identifiable presence in the Dominican Republic, leading to a decade of contention and two championships.  More recently teams have combined sophisticated video and high-speed computing.

In Pursuit of Pennants examines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams.  Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one’s circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage.

DANIEL-LEVITT.COM

JIM ROSS - WWE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCER, BBQ CONNOISSEUR, FITE TV SPOKESPERSON AND NO. 1 OKLAHOMA SOONERS FAN

For over 40 years, Jim Ross "Good Ole J.R.". has been one of wrestling’s most influential figures, both as the most recognizable announcer in the wrestling business as well as an executive, referee and sometimes wrestler. J.R. is known to sports entertainment fans around the world as the “Voice of Professional Wrestling”.  He also has supplied play-by-play commentary for boxing and mixed martial arts events.  J.R. is also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. As EVP of Talent at WWE, J.R. recruited some of the organization’s top talent including The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. Working for WWE, WCW and Mid-South Wrestling, he has traveled the world and had a ringside seat for some of the most amazing moments in fighting sports.

From sports entertainment executive to two-time New York Times Bestselling Author, to enduring the struggle of Bell’s palsy and even playing the role of entrepreneur with his own barbecue sauce brand, J.R. has worn many hats. J.R. is a devout fan of pro wrestling, MMA, boxing and, of course, the Oklahoma Sooners football program.

J.R. is currently on the road sharing his life story and giving fans an inside look at the world of sports entertainment with The Ross Report podcast broadcast weekly on Podcast One to 500,000 to 2 million listeners per episode.

J.R. is the celebrity spokesperson, executive advisor for the mobile app FITE TV. FITE TV is a one-stop shop for viewing all sports within the fighting discipline globally including MMA, professional wrestling, boxing and traditional martial arts.

J.R. currently resides in Norman, OK with his wife, Jan.

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THE ROSS REPORT
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today's wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol' JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe. To access the entire Ross Report archive, go to Podcast One.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

05/10 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

05/03 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

04/26 DEREK JETER AND JEB BUSH BUY MARLINS, RAIDERS TRADE FOR MARSHAWN LYNCH, ESPN LAYOFFS, DALE EARNHARDT JR. TO RETIRE

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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DEREK JETER AND JEB BUSH BUY MARLINS



RAIDERS LAND MARSHAWN LYNCH IN TRADE 



A LIST OF ESPN LAYOFFS 



DALE EARNHARDT JR. TO RETIRE AFTER THE SEASON



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

04/19 ROB GRONKOWSKI CRASHES WHITE HOUSE, AARON HERNANDEZ COMMITS SUICIDE, CHARLES BARKLEY BACKLASH, DEREK JETER BUYING MARLINS?

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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ROB GRONKOWSKI CRASHES WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING



AARON HERNANDEZ COMMITS SUICIDE IN PRISON CELL



CHARLES BARKLEY FACING BACKLASH AFTER ISAIAH THOMAS COMMENTS 



DEREK JETER SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING MARLINS



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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

04/12 SPORTSCASTER BOB MILLER, THE LOS ANGELES KINGS

SPORTSCASTER BOB MILLER - NEWLY RETIRED PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER FOR THE LOS ANGELES KINGS

Robert James "Bob" Miller (born October 12, 1938) is an American sportscaster, best known as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings team of the National Hockey League on Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket. Miller held that post with the team from 1973 until his retirement in 2017. He was been partnered with Jim Fox from 1990 to 2017.

Los Angeles Kings
In 1972, Jiggs McDonald was the Kings' original play-by-play announcer, Kings owner Jack Kent Cooke, who was also the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, decided to hire long-time San Francisco Bay Area announcer Roy Storey.

When Storey left the team after one season, the Kings turned their attention back to Miller, who was then hired in 1973, and has been their play-by-play announcer ever since.

Due to the NHL's exclusive national broadcast contract with NBC that prevented local television announcers to call playoff games beyond the first round, Miller and broadcast partner Jim Fox were not allowed to call the Kings' Stanley Cup Finals games on television. But due to their overwhelming popularity among fans, Kings management had Miller and Fox record their call of the potential clinching games for later distribution.

Miller's broadcast partners have included Dan Avey, Rich Marotta, current Kings radio voice Nick Nickson and Pete Weber, the voice of the Nashville Predators. Miller's current broadcast partner is former Los Angeles Kings player Jim Fox.

Miller's first book, Tales From the Los Angeles Kings, was published in October 2006.

Miller's second book, Tales From The Los Angeles Kings Locker Room: A Collection Of The Greatest Kings Stories Ever Told, was published in April 2013.

On April 9, 2017, Bob announced his final game against the Anaheim Ducks. It marked the end of 44 years as the announcer for the Los Angeles Kings.

Honors
Miller was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame as the 2000 recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, and was inducted into the Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame, into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame, and into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The press box at Staples Center, the Kings' home arena, is named in his honor.

He received the 2,319th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in television, on October 2, 2006. At the ceremony he noted, "My greatest fear is that I retire and the Kings win a Stanley Cup the next year." Those fears would never come to be as on June 11, 2012, the Kings finally won the Stanley Cup.

In 2014, Miller was honored by the Big Ten Club as their Person of the Year. In December 2014, the Southern California Radio & TV News Association announced that Miller will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 65th annual Golden Mike Awards banquet in January 2015.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

04/05 DODGERS WIN BIG, TONY ROMO HEADING CBS, AMAZON PRIME LIVESTREAM TNF, RICHARD SHERMAN TRADE

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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DODGERS WIN BIG ON OPENING DAY 



TONY ROMO HEADING INTO BROADCASTING WITH CBS 



AMAZON PRIME WILL LIVESTREAM 'THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL'



RICHARD SHERMAN TRADE TALKS




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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

03/29 Sports stories, headlines, stats and schedules with Fred Dryer

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Michael Horn, talking sports! 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03/23 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC, ROGER GOODELL TO IMPROVE GAME PACE, OAKLAND RAIDERS MOVE TO LAS VEGAS, NCAA MATCHUPS, PLAYERS AND STORY LINES

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 2017: USA VS. PUERTO RICO 



ROGER GOODELL OUTLINES CHANGES TO IMPROVE GAME PACE



OAKLAND RAIDERS CLOSING IN ON POTENTIAL MOVE TO LAS VEGAS



TOP NCAA NEWS




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03/15 A-ROD ON TV, DODGERS KENLEY JANSEN AT WBC, WARREN BUFFETT'S $1 MILLION FIRST ROUND CHALLENGE, NASCAR KYLE BUSCH FIGHTS

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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A-ROD SOON TO BE ALL OVER TV



DODGERS CLOSER KENLEY JANSEN TO PITCH FOR NETHERLANDS AT WBC



THE ODDS OF WINNING WARREN BUFFETT'S FIRST ROUND CHALLENGE



KYLE BUSCH FIGHTS LOGANO AFTER SPIN OUT



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

03/08 TONY ROMO, TIM TEBOW STRIKES OUT, 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC, LAKERS DRAMA

Former All-Pro NFL defensive end Fred Dryer and Mike Horn talk sports!


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TONY ROMO WILL BE RELEASED THURSDAY BY COWBOYS



TIM TEBOW STRIKES OUT TWICE IN SPRING DEBUT



2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 



LAKERS BUSS FAMILY DRAMA



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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

03/01 TOM MCEWEN, 2017 GOOD VIBRATIONS MARCH MEET

TOM MCEWEN JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT THE 2017 GOOD VIBRATIONS MARCH MEET THIS WEEKEND IN BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA




Tom McEwen, (born 1937) is an American drag racer, who won the NHRA U.S. Nationals during part of his 45 year career. He is listed as number 16 of the 50 most significant drivers of NHRA’s first 50 years. He received the nickname "the Mongoose" in 1964 from engine builder Ed Donovan. It was largely originally used as a device to entice Don "the Snake" Prudhomme into a high-exposure match race. McEwen won only five NHRA national events during his 45-plus-year career, but McEwen’s gift for gab and promotional ability made him one of the sport's most influential and controversial figures.

As stated by Roland Leong, “McEwen was the smartest of the bunch. When he came up with the Hot Wheels deal using the Snake and Mongoose characters, it shook the world of drag racing big time. He produced a sponsorship package that allowed him and Prudhomme to buy the best equipment, pay expenses, make money and sell their image all over the United States. I hate to admit it but McEwen and Prudhomme showed us the way to the future. They were a lot smarter than most of us who didn't see past the end of the quarter-mile.”

Early Career
McEwen gained his early experience in a variety of rides, beginning in 1953 with a '53 Oldsmobile at Santa Ana Dragstrip in Irvine, California. He then went on to race a '54 Olds at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach, California.

He went from the stock ranks to gas coupes, altereds, and eventually dragsters and funny cars. Among the cars he drove were the Stone-Woods-Cook '50 Olds fastback, the Bader & Ferrara Cadillac-powered Crosseyed Crosley, Art Chrisman's Hustler II, the Bud Rasner and Gary Slusser Fiat coupe, Dick Rea's Chrysler-powered blown gas dragster, and Gene Adams' Albertson Olds.

1960's
McEwen continued his relationship with Adams for several years. In 1962, he drove Adams' Shark, which was one of the first dragsters to use a streamlined body with an enclosed parachute pack. This would turn out to be one of McEwen's best known rides.
In 1963, McEwen achieved his greatest success at the time when he posted a runner-up finish against Art Malone at the Bakersfield March Meet in California in the Broussard-Garrison-Purcell-Davis car. He also drove Donovan'sDonovan Engineering Special dragster, and it was in this car he first raced Prudhomme.

McEwen won his race against Prudhomme at Lions Dragstrip on September 12, 1964. He overcame Prudhomme's bright-orange edition of the famed Greer-Black-Prudhomme car in two straight sets, inspiring what may be the most famous match-race pairing in the history of drag racing.

Later in 1964, McEwen drove Lou Baney's Yeakel Plymouth-sponsored dragster to victory at the 32-car UDRA meet at Fontana Raceway in Fontana, California. He also took Top Fuel titles at Lions Dragstrip and Pomona Raceway.

Because their first get-together had received so much attention, two more races between McEwen and Prudhomme were staged at Lions Dragstrip in 1965. McEwen drove the Yeakel Plymouth dragster past Prudhomme and his new ride, the Leong-owned Hawaiian, two rounds to one in the first, then lost in two straight sets in the second.

Because McEwen confined his racing to the West Coast, he and the touring Prudhomme raced each other only once in 1966, at the Winternationals, site of their first national event meeting. There, Prudhomme in the B&M Torkmaster Special took the win, with a 7.59 e.t. to McEwen's 7.69. They would not meet again for the rest of the decade.

McEwen won the 1966 Hot Rod Magazine Championships at Riverside Raceway and then went on to win the 1968 Stardust National Open in Las Vegas. He also recorded the lowest ever elapsed time to date with a blistering 6.64 at the Orange County PDA Meet in 1968.

The Promoter
McEwen also continued to build on his reputation as a colorful promoter. The Plymouth Hemi Cuda he unveiled in 1965 was featured in every major car magazine. He convinced the Southern California Plymouth Dealers Association to support him and displayed the car all over the West Coast.

In 1967, McEwen took the same approach with one of drag racing's great one-shot wonders: Ford Motor Company's Super Mustang. When it made its highly anticipated debut at the Winternationals, it generated significant publicity.

McEwen's strong promotional talent and Prudhomme's success on the racetrack eventually led to the formation of a national touring team sponsored by Mattel and, in mid-1969, McEwen and Prudhomme corporately became Wildlife Racing.

The Mattel deal ran from 1970 through 1972, and in 1973, Wildlife Racing secured Carefree sugarless gum as a sponsor. McEwen and Prudhomme dissolved their corporation at the end of the 1973 season.

1970's
In 1972, McEwen won his first major event when he dominated the Top Fuel field at the Bakersfield March Meet. A year later, he scored his first NHRA national event victory by topping the quickest funny car field in history at the SuperNationals at Ontario Motor Speedway.

He went on to win four more national events, including his dramatic U.S. Nationals funny car victory over Prudhomme in 1978, following the death just a few days earlier of his son, Jamie.

Later Life
He won the prestigious Big Bud Shootout in 1984 and won Top Fuel at the 1991 Summernationals. Tom McEwen retired in 1992. He currently works in ad sales for a small magazine publishing company in Southern California.

Snake and Mongoose Movie
A movie portraying the story of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen was released in the summer of 2013. It follows the story behind the rivalry of the Southern Californian racers.

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