Summer is sadly winding down and the world of sports is slowly picking up some steam as football season approaches. Let’s enjoy the freedom to talk about some baseball and the other news in sports while it lasts.
Before we get into Episode 79, as a reminder, The Bridge is broadcast as a one-hour radio show every Wednesday night at 7 ET and again at 8 ET on Sports Radio America. Once the dust settles from that live broadcast, the show is released as a podcast on iTunes and on this website on Friday. You can listen to the show every Wednesday on Sports Radio America here or through the TuneIn app, and find some bonus content when the show comes out in podcast form.
- “Sports News Read Like Real News” told the tale of Roger Goodell getting a little too chummy in a photograph with the wrong fans (2:17).
- The Bridge Question of the Week is: Who is your favorite home run hitter and why? Leave a voicemail or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
- This week’s guest was Jason Keidel, a columnist for WFAN and CBS Sports making his triumphant return to the show. We chatted about the state of the New York Yankees and what changes might need to be made for the future, if Stanton has claim as the home run king if he reaches 62, potential excitement for the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, if the Jets will win a game and much more.
- You can follow Jason on Twitter @JasonKeidel and find his columns here. The interview starts at the 8:55 mark.
– In the interview, we discuss:
If the success of the New York Yankees has been of a surprise (9:16), if fans should still pump the breaks until 2018 (12:36), what should be done with Aroldis Chapman (14:21), if we should worry about Aaron Judge (16:44), if the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is on its way back (18:48), if Giancarlo Stanton would be the new Home Run King if he hits 62 (21:20), how sports media would cover that chase (23:09), if the World Series is the Dodgers’ to lose (25:35), if there’s excitement for the Mayweather v. McGregor fight (27:09), who has more to lose by losing the fight (29:16), if Floyd would fight again if he were to lose (30:23), just how bad the New York Jets will be this year (31:36), quick thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers (33:16) and thoughts on the Mike and the Mad Dog 30 for 30 (36:55).
- “Five Minutes in the Film Room” with Joe Baress, former star of the John and Joe Sports Show, breaks down “Detroit,” which Rotten Tomatoes describes as the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967 (41:53). You can follow Joe on Twitter @dukemich and also read his movie reviews, previews and ratings at cupof-joe.com.
- “Good Try, Good Effort” recognized the Bucs already cutting their prized kicker, a jersey number coming down from Duke’s rafters and Stanton’s home run surge (46:03).
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