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Final Score

Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) gives his thoughts, opinions and analysis on everything in the world of sports, movies, tv, politics & more!

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The All-Time Greatest Baseball Movie Bracket w/ Kevin, Chris, Jim & Tim of "The Films On Tap Podcast" | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew gives a brief life update and then, after a month of waiting, FINALLY post an episode he did with Kevin, Chris, Tim & Jim from "The Films On Tap Podcast" where they decided the all-time greatest baseball movie through a bracket-style tournament.THE ALL-TIME BASEBALL MOVIE BRACKET:1 - Field of Dreams (1989)16 - 61* (2001) / Hardball (2001)8 - Eight Men Out (1988)9 - Rookie of the Year (1993)4 - Major League (1989)13 - Bad News Bears (1976) / Everybody Wants Some (2016)5 - The Natural (1984)12 - For The Love of the Game (1999)3 - A League of Their Own (1992)14 - Major League II (1994) / The Rookie (2002)6 - The Sandlot (1993)11 - Pride of the Yankees (1942)2 - Bull Durham (1988)15 - Little Big League (1994) / Benchwarmers (2006)7 - Moneyball (2011)10 - Angles in the Outfield (1994)Check out "The Films on Tap Podcast" and all their past episodes, as well as reviews and reactions here: http://filmsontappodcast.com/

1hr 33mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Top 3 Quarantine Streaming Recommendations w/ Bryan Wojtanik | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew is joined by Bryan Wojtanik (@WojNYR) to each give three different streaming recommendations while we are all stuck at home under quarantine. They also give a few honorable mentions and preview the new "best of the decade" series coming on Final Score very soon. (TIGER KING spoilers: 16:55 - 30:28)

1hr 6mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 10 Superhero Movies w/ Alex Wolfe & Jon Macri | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) is joined by Alex Wolfe (@thealexwolfe) and Jon Macri (@JCMacriNBA) of Sports Illustrated for another "Best of the Decade" countdown. In what is surely the longest episode yet, they put on their capes and count down the top 10 superhero movies of the last 10 years.

2hr 36mins

22 May 2020

Rank #3

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THE SNYDER CUT IS REAL??? PLUS: The Food-Poisoning Game, Rodzilla & Winners/Losers of "The Last Dance" w/ Kevin Scott | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) is joined by Kevin Scott (@Kevin_K_Scott) of the Films On Tap Podcast to first react to the breaking news that a long-rumored Zack Snyder version of Justice League is not only real but coming to HBO Max in 2021. Then, they recap parts 9-10 of "The Last Dance" before going through the list of essential participants and deciding who are the biggest winner and losers of the docuseries.

1hr 25mins

21 May 2020

Rank #4

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Best-selling Author Roland Lazenby on Michael Jordan, "The Last Dance" & the Ginned Up NBA of Today | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) is joined by best-selling author Roland Lazenby (@Lazenby), whose works include the 1998 book “Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls” and the 2014 biography “Michael Jordan: The Life.” Topics include: a final grade for the ESPN docuseries “The Last Dance”, debunking the Jordan suspension conspiracy theory even further, the unfairness of any GOAT debate, how today’s rules have changed the NBA and much more!

49mins

20 May 2020

Rank #5

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 5 Comedies w/ Fitz | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew is joined by his buddy and former Gotham Sports Network colleague "Fitz" for another edition of the Best of the Decade series. This time, they count down the top 5 comedies from the past 10 years (2010-2019).

1hr 4mins

16 May 2020

Rank #6

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Bringing Baseball Back, Conspiracy Theories & "The Last Dance" Episodes 7-8 Review w/ Tim Ryder & Kevin Scott | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) is joined by Tim Ryder (TimothyRRyder) of Metsmerized Online (@Metsmerized) to discuss the news that Major League Baseball has begun negotiations to return this summer and all the possible roadblocks the owners and players union still face. Then, Kevin Scott (@Kevin_K_Scott) of The Films On Tap Podcast (@FilmsOnTapPod) returns to review episodes 7 and 8 of "The Last Dance", which featured MJ's visible emotions while explaining everything he sacrificed, the audio of him crying after Game 6 of the 96 Finals, the conspiracy theory around his retirement in 1993, Pippen sitting out game 3 against the Knicks in 1994 and much more!

1hr 25mins

13 May 2020

Rank #7

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A Successful Digital NFL Draft, MJ vs Isiah & The Actually Interesting Dennis Rodman w/ Brett Herskowitz & Kevin Scott | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio (@AndrewJClaudio_) is first rejoined by Brett Herskowitz (@bretther) of Gotham Sports Network to recap the flawless production of the NFL Draft, as well as to discuss ESPN using personal tragedy as "fun facts" for draftees. They also break down how surprisingly competent both the Jets and Giants were this year and react to the Packers trading up to draft the successor to Aaron Rodgers. Then, Kevin Scott (@kevin_k_scott) from the Films On Tap Podcast returns to recap parts 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance", which covered the Bulls rivalry with the 'Bad Boys', Michael Jordan's rivalry with Isiah Thomas and, despite what Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo might think, the actually interesting life of Dennis Rodman.

1hr 24mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 5 Directors w/ Kevin Scott | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, another entry into our "Best of the Decade" series as Andrew Claudio welcomes Kevin Scott of The Films On Tap Podcast to count down their top 5 directors of the last 10 years.

1hr 15mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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Patriots South, NFL Draft Online & "The Last Dance" Recap w/ Brett Herskowitz and Kevin Scott | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio is first joined by Brett Herskowitz of Gotham Sport Network to react to Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement and being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, followed by the five biggest "I would be shocked if's" of the 2020 NFL Draft. Then, Kevin Scott of The Films Of Tap Podcast returns to recap part one and two of the long-awaited ESPN documentary covering Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, "The Last Dance".

1hr 30mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 10 Actors w/ Jon Macri | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, to continue our "Best of the Decade" series, Andrew welcome the dean of Knicks Film School, the host of The Knicks Film School podcast and underrated cinephile Jon Macri on to count down their personal top 1o actors of the decade (2010-2019)

1hr 43mins

14 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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JB's New Orange & Blue (NOT BLACK!) w/ Jeffrey Bellone | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew is joined by Jeffrey Bellone aka "JB" for a life update and to go through the most debated topics in the world of the New York Mets and Major League Baseball. Topics include: Mets fans campaigning for the old school black jerseys, the NL potentially adopting the DH, the Houston Astros avoiding severe punishment, possible playoff expansion and who should have their number retired next at Citi Field.

1hr 9mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #12

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 10 Movies - Part Two (5-1) w/ Bryan Wojtanik & Brian Lloyd | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio is joined by his buddies Bryan Wojtanik and Brian Lloyd to begin a new series called "Best of the Decade." In this edition, they count down their top 10 movies from the last decade (2010-2019).This is only part two (5-1). For part one, click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/final-score/id1167590682

1hr 35mins

5 Apr 2020

Rank #13

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BEST OF THE DECADE: Top 10 Movies - Part One (10-6) w/ Bryan Wojtanik & Brian Lloyd | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio is joined by his buddies Bryan Wojtanik and Brian Lloyd to begin a new series called "Best of the Decade." In this edition, they count down their top 10 movies from the last decade (2010-2019).This is only part one (10-6). For part two, click here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/final-score/id1167590682

1hr 6mins

5 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Day One of NFL Free Agency w/ Jesse Finver | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio is joined by Jesse Finver of WJTV and Gotham Sports Network. Topics include: how the coronavirus is being dealt with down in Mississippi, quarantine activities, why the Jets were so silent through day one of free agency, what the hell Bill O'Brien might be thinking, Tom Brady's seemingly imminent departure from New England and more!

51mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Cancelled By Corona w/ Bryan Wojtanik | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio is joined by Bryan Wojtanik to react to the NBA cancelling the remainder of their season, which professional leagues will be the next to do the same, the effect COVID-19 has had on both the sports and entertainment world, their own personal levels of fear and precaution and much more.

40mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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Top 5 Most Incompetent NBA Franchises (NOT Named The Knicks) w/ ShwinnyPooh | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew Claudio recaps the Rockets loss to the Knicks on Monday night (2:43), as well as the Lakers win over the Pelicans on Sunday (6:12). Then, he is is joined by "ShwinnyPooh" of SB Nation's Posting and Toasting to count down the top 5 most incompetent NBA franchises NOT named the New York Knicks (10:28).

53mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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We Fixed The All-Star Game w/ Alex Wolfe, PLUS: Inside MSG The Night Kobe Died, Expectations for the 2020 Mets and Rob Manfred's Impressive Mess | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew is joined by Alex Wolfe from Locked On Knicks and Posting and Toasting. Topics include: the state of the Knicks, behind the scenes on the Knicks beat, re-living the night at Madison Square Garden when Kobe passed away, the new scoring system used at the NBA All-Star Game, expectations for the 2020 Mets and whether the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series title.iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fina…re/id1167590682Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=143046Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/1dp6eGyluM6oCNOfkT4n39Follow Andrew Claudio on:Twitter - twitter.com/FinalScoreACInstagram - www.instagram.com/andrewjclaudio/Letterboxd - letterboxd.com/andrewjclaudio/

1hr 14mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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Remembering Kobe Bryant w/ Kevin Scott, PLUS: Super Bowl LIV Predictions | Final Score

In this episode of Final Score, Andrew is joined by Kevin Scott of the Films on Tap Podcast to discuss the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant. Topics include: where they were when they found out the news (5:55), comparing this to other celebrity tragedies (13:00), reconciling what happened in Colorado while still celebrating Kobe's life (20:25), TMZ reporting the news before the family was notified (33:54), finding any bit of funny in all of this (40:52), Kobe's most memorable moment (48:38), Kobe's lasting legacy (1:02:26) and Super Bowl LIV predictions (1:09:55). Check out Kevin and the rest of the guys on The Films on Tap Podcast every week: http://filmsontappodcast.com/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/final-score/id1167590682Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finalscorepodStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=143046Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1dp6eGyluM6oCNOfkT4n39Follow Andrew Claudio on:Twitter - https://twitter.com/FinalScoreACInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/andrewjclaudio/Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/andrewjclaudio/

1hr 21mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Welcome to Final Score!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my brand new podcast "Final Score." This is your typical quick little episode 0 where you get a breif update on what's been going on with me AND a little bit about the show you're listening to. If you're reading this description, you probably already know what to do BUT if you dont... Subscribe on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, Soundcloud or Spotify Follow me (@Andrewjclaudio) on Twitter, Instagram and Letterboxd Thank you for listening! It's good to be back!

4mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #20