5/25/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on AM1240-WGBB

5/25/14-The 5th Quarter in New York Sports

Tune into the podcast from my show Sunday on AM1240-WGBB in New York.  On The 5th Quarter in New York Sports, I opened up with my frustration on Ray Rice and his pitiful attempt at an apology Friday in a press conference full of self pity.  What did Rice do wrong and how long should he be suspended for his actions against his wife?

I then moved on to another debacle on and off the field in New York.  The Mets loss Sunday afternoon was demoralizing and they continue to find new ways to lose.  Citi Field has been nothing but quiet, and what has happened when fans cheer at the ballpark?   What is going wrong with the Mets?   What do they need to change to turn things around?  Is Terry Collins on his way out?

Also, the Rangers were in action in a pivotal Game 4 against the Canadiens.  I gave updates throughout the show and also discussed Stepan’s injury, Carcillo’s suspension, and analyzing the Rangers run thus far.  Can they make a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals?  How big would it be for New York sports? I also talked NBA playoffs.  Serge Ibaka made his return Sunday night for the Thunder, which will cause the Spurs plenty of problems.  The Pacers loss Saturday puts the series in the hands of the Heat, but Elwood from Indiana called in and disagreed with me.  I had to put him in his place.

I also break down the Yankees and their series win.  They are sticking around in the AL East, but do they need some pitching help with all their injuries?  Also, Yunel Escobar and the Red Sox went at it Sunday.  Did the Red Sox trigger the debate or is Escobar just a troublemaker?  At 34, Josh Beckett tossed his first no-hitter Sunday against the Phillies.  To close out the show, I gave out my prediction on who the Knicks next head coach will be.  Listen in to a jam-packed show here and download the show on iTunes!

 

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The Weekend with Jake & Drew with Red Sox PxP voice Dave O’Brien-5/18/14

In the second to last edition of The Weekend with Jake & Drew on ESPN Radio NH, we were glad to be joined by the voice of the Red Sox on WEEI, Dave O’Brien.  We discussed the first quarter of the season and the question marks surrounding the Red Sox.  We discuss Red Sox youth, Clay Buchholz and his awful start, Stephen Drew, Jackie Bradley Jr. and his afro, and more.

We also gave out or MLB report cards.  Which teams have been the most surprising and which teams have been the most disappointing?

The NHL playoffs have had the flare for dramatics.  The Kings and Canadiens face off in the West Finals and the Rangers and Canadiens in the East.  Who moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals?

In what has been one of the best NBA playoffs ever, we got the matchups we expected with the top teams in both conferences facing off.  Will the Pacers de-throne the Heat?  Will the Thunder stand a chance without Ibaka?  We give out our NBA Finals picks.

The Weekend with Jake & Drew with Red Sox PxP voice Dave O’Brien-5/18/14

DAVE O'BRIEN