5R107 - Just prior to training camp, Ethan and Chris are joined by Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington for a wide ranging conversation on his decision to stay with the Miami Heat, growing up in Philadelphia, a fateful night while playing with the Lakers, his work in the community, if he would've hit the Ray Allen shot, that nickname Eric Reid gave him.
5R106- Ethan and Chris are pretty excited about the Miami Dolphins winning again yesterday and starting 2-0, but the response has been surprisingly polarizing. So we tell you what to be optimistic about, including another fantastic defensive performance, Ryan Tannehill getting the job done on the road, how good the Dolphins offseason looks now, and more.
Plus, we dig into the Miami Hurricanes win over Toledo and Malik Rosier's subsequent social media.
5R105- We've got the news that we've been waiting months for. Dwyane Wade is returning for a 16th and final NBA season to play with the Miami Heat. Ethan and Chris react to Wade's video announcement, why we think it took so long, and how the Miami Heat will look with Dwyane in the team for 82 games.
We give you a taste of two other podcasts on the Five Reasons Sports Network:
-- Fifteen minutes of the latest Swings & Mishes, as Craig Mish converses with Marlins broadcaster Tommy Hutton.
For future episodes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/swings-and-mishes/id1430047783?mt=2
-- Fifteen minutes of the latest Goldie On Ice, as Steve Goldstein sits down with former Panthers forward, and current executive, Shawn Thornton.
For future episodes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/goldie-on-ice-podcast/id1405147985?mt=2
From Las Vegas, @ArmandoAlvarez and @VicBermudez of @Out4TheCount get you ready for the fight between Canelo and GGG. It's been on our patron feed, but we made it free so more can listen.
Look for this podcast to get its own feed soon, featuring MMA content as well.
5R104- Ethan and Chris are joined by Chris Perkins of The Athletic (Subscribe to The Athletic!) to run through 5 Miami Dolphins storylines ahead of their Week 2 game against the New York Jets. We ask if the Dolphins start to the season is harder than we might have thought, assess the Wide Receivers, wonder what happened to the Dolphins in the red zone, admire the Dolphins run defense after losing Ndamukong Suh, and each give our thing we most want to see heading into the Jets game.
Thanks to our sponsor Bet DSI!
5R103- Ethan and Chris are joined by author Jeff Pearlman, who has a new book out called Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. We talk about the spring football league from the 1980s, the insane characters and stories from those days, Donald Trump's role in the league, and the time Trump nearly hired Don Shula away from the Miami Dolphins. Then, we talk about some of Pearlman's previous books about the Showtime Lakers and 90s Dallas Cowboys and dig into Pat Riley and Jimmy Johnson's role in those books.
5R102- Ethan and Chris wrap up a 27-20 Miami Dolphins victory in the longest game in NFL history over the Tennessee Titans. We assess Ryan Tannehill's performance, then look at what we saw from Dolphins returners, newcomers, and rookies. Our Dolphins chat ends with a look at the schedule and what is probably false hope. Chris closes with a look at some of the finer details from the Miami Hurricanes 77-0 win over Savannah State.
Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota and Seltzer-Mayberg
To preview the Dolphins season, we bring you two different perspectives:
The analytical and hopeful, represented by @3YardsPerCarry, which can normally be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/3-yards-per-carry-miami-dolphins/id1363764781?mt=2
The scared as hell, represented by @Ballscast, which can normally be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ballscast/id1365328471?mt=2
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5R101- Ethan and Chris are joined by Miami Dolphins Defensive Back Walt Aikens for this episode. We go through his upbringing in Charlotte, how his life changed after starting his college football career at Illinois, his vivid recollection of his first career interception, his love of Chick-fil-A, his relationship with the Police Athetic League, and his thoughts on the upcoming Dolphins season.
Be sure to listen through the episode to hear how to win tickets to go see Colombia-Venezuela at Hard Rock Stadium.
In the second edition of the War on I-4 podcast (@WarOnI4Podcast), Brian Goins is missing, so it's two against one, as the guys discuss what looks like the best team in the state: Central Florida.
We made this one free, so you could check it out.
But.... if you're signed up for our patron, where this pod normally lives, you're eligible for our first soccer match at Soccer Zone Indoor in Miramar, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12.
5R100- To celebrate our 100th episode, we welcome ESPN's Dan Le Batard to the show. We go through the origins of his sports fandom, look back at his favorite characters in Miami sports through his career, get some of his best stories, and discuss the current state of The Dan Le Batard Show and the sports media business.
Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota, Bet DSI, Greenlight Tek, Seltzer Mayberg law firm, Uncle Al's Sports Cafe and Precision Healthcare Billing.
Please check out the other 12 podcasts in the Five Reasons Sports Network: Three Yards Per Carry, Miam Heat Beat, Ballscast, Pitch Invasion, Fish Tank, 5 Rings, Fantasy on 5, Smark Your Territory, Goldie On Ice, Light Skinned Opinions, Smark Your Territory and Cinco Razones.
And please check out our patron feed on PodBean: https://patron.podbean.com/fivereasonssports
5R99- Ethan and Chris react to the University of Miami's blowout loss to LSU on Sunday night. Chris was in Dallas, so he brings us his thoughts on the quarterback play, defense, and season outlook for the Canes after the loss. We close by asking if this is about the bleakest the South Florida sports scene has looked for a long time.
Thanks to our sponsors Miss-Ink, Texas Roadhouse, and Soccer Zone Indoor
5R98- We're welcoming a new sponsor to the podcast, Bet DSI! And to celebrate, Ethan and Chris are joined by Kevin Rogers of Vegas Insider and 560 WQAM to run through NFL Over/Unders. We start with the Dolphins, then get to KRog's best bets on Washington, the Bears, Chiefs, and Colts. Then we close with a look at the totals around the AFC East.
5R97- Ahead of the big University of Miami season opener against LSU, Ethan and Chris are joined by Cam Underwood of State of The U to preview the game. We break down how important this game is for Miami's season, if Miami has enough size and speed to go toe to toe with LSU, how Miami's offense will look, LSU's decision to start Joe Burrow, and much more.
Be sure to come to our UM-LSU watch party this Sunday at Uncle Al's in Sunrise!