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The Sports Reporters

Before "PTI" or "First Take" or any of today's popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica - two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country's most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Thursday.

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 240 - Happy Holidays from the Sports Reporters!

What a time of year it is for football! The last weekend of the NFL is shaping up to be an exciting one. And the College Football playoff gets started this weekend. The Guys discuss it all and are wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!

23 Dec 2019

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 242 - NFL Wild Card Weekend Results

A riveting and wild, Wild Card weekend in the NFL. Brady and Brees out... Time for the young QB's to make a name for themselves. Was the hit on Carson Wentz dirty? How do we feel about the current overtime rules? And discussing some of the coaching vacancies.

6 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 237 - Historically Rich Free Agent Contracts in MLB. Jumping Around the NFL

What an extraordinary week in baseball with some record setting contacts for free agents. How the Yankees landing Cole fills a need. But will these contracts be worth it in the end? And why Anthony Rendon is a steal for the Angeles. Hitting the story-lines in the NFL before a big week 15. And Toronto welcomes back Kawhi Leonard with class...

12 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 243 - NFL Divisional-Round Playoff Preview. New Coaching Hires

An exciting time in the NFL.... Who you like in the games this weekend? How much does momentum count for? Any upsets possible? Plus, discussing the coaching movement in the NFL. And making sense of John Beilein's comments in the NBA.

9 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 232 - 49er's the real deal? Gruden Showing his coaching chops. Ohio State the favorite?

Just how good are the San Francisco 49er's? Well, we will find out as they take on the Packers this Sunday. Is Jimmy Garappolo up for the moment? Jon Gruden and the Raiders have a chance to make some noise in the AFC. Patriots - Cowboys shaping up to be a measuring stick game as both teams still have question marks. Plus, Ohio State gets a formidable test this weekend as they face Penn State... Are we sold on Clemson as a top team this season? And our first taste of the Clippers at full strength... But why are the league's viewing ratings down?

21 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 234 - CFP Rankings Discussed. A Stunner in College Hoops. NFL Week 13

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sports Reporters! Some great college football games this weekend as rivals meet across the country... Can Michigan pull off the upset of Ohio State? And what to make of the new rankings... Plus, Duke gets beat at home by a non ACC opponent for the first time in 20 years... And who will have a statement win this week in the NFL?

27 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 225 - World Series Discussion. NFL Storylines. Ohio State a Dangerous Squad

What to make of a wild and fun World Series. Who has the advantage with the series tied up? San Francisco 49er's prove they are no joke. Is Tom Brady just a game manager now? And Drew Brees returns. Plus, is Ohio State the best college team out there?

28 Oct 2019

Rank #7