UCF is better than UM. How?

November 13, 2018

5R130- Ethan and Chris are joined by Vishnu Parasuraman of Sebastian's Pub and Jeremy Tache of the War on I4 podcast here in the 5 Reasons Sports Network. With Vishnu, we dig into the University of Miami's recent struggles and how they're going to fix it with Mark Richt still in charge. With Jeremy, we dig into how UCF has won 22 in a row, how they're hosting College Gameday, and how unexpectedly they're better than UM.

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Dolphins Lose To Packers: Making Points, Not Scoring Points

November 12, 2018

5R129- Ethan and Chris do our football post-mortem on two more losses from the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes, with a heavy focus on the Dolphins. How much is Adam Gase at fault for the Dolphins' recent stretch of 5 losses in 7 games? How much on injuries? Can we reasonably expect more from Brock Osweiler? Where does the season continue to go from here?


BONUS: Stephania Bell on Tannehill, Waiters, James Johnson Injuries

November 10, 2018

Stephania Bell, ESPN's Injury Expert, joins Ethan and Chris to discuss Ryan Tannehill's shoulder injury that will force him to miss a 5th straight game against the Packers. She describes the nature of the injury and what it will take for him to come back this season. Also, we discuss Dion Waiters' lengthy time out after ankle surgery and James Johnson's sports hernia. When will the Miami Heat get those guys back? We discuss all this and more


NBA/Heat Referendum with Tom Haberstroh

November 7, 2018

5R128- For today's episode, in honor of election day, Ethan put together a 10 question NBA referendum ballot that Chris and guest Tom Haberstroh, National NBA Insider for NBC Sports. We cover the Miami Heat, Jimmy Butler, LeBron, the NBA's scoring outburst, and much more.

Thanks to our sponsors Brunt Insurance, BetDSI, and Uncle Al's Sports Cafe 


BONUS POD: Election Day Special with Sage Rosenfels

November 6, 2018

Disclaimer: We did not stick to sports in this episode. You can't say you weren't warned.

Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels joins Ethan and Chris to discuss the work he's doing in Iowa for the Midterms elections and how athletes interact with politics both during and after their playing careers.


Jimmy Butler Trade Talks with Jon Krawczynski

November 5, 2018

5R127- Ethan and Chris are joined by Jon Krawczynski, who covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for The Athletic, for an episode on the Jimmy Butler trade talks. We ask what did the Miami Heat offer? When will the Timberwolves cave and trade him? Will a team get desperate enough to trade him? How many people have differing agendas here? And much more

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Dolphins Beat The Jets! But What Does It Mean?

November 5, 2018

5R126- Ethan and Chris wrap up a bizarre 13-6 win over the New York Jets that takes the Miami Dolphins over .500 but still doesn't feel very satisfying. We break down the Reshad Jones pulling himself out of the game according to Adam Gase, how the defense went from terrible to impenetrable in a week, why this offense continues to struggle, Ryan Tannehill's future and potential for playing next week against Green Bay, and a look at the Dolphins chances of making the playoffs.

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The Heat Through The Prism of 20-Somethings

November 2, 2018

5R125- Ethan hosts a panel discussion on the current state of the Heat after 7 games and a mediocre start through the prism of the young people in the Five Reasons Sports Network, as Brian Goins and Jack Alfonso of Miami Heat Beat joined fellow millennial Wittyngham. Will the Heat lose young people if it stays like this? What can the Heat do to turn it around? What's the best case scenario for this year's team? We tackle these questions and more.

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Marc Hochman On Radio, Le Batard Show, Feuding With Five Reasons

October 31, 2018

5R124- Marc Hochman joins Ethan and Chris for a free-flowing conversation on his life in radio, working in Miami, working on Dan Le Batard's show, working with Channing Crowder, and why he hates Five Reasons and Podcasts.

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Adam Gase evaluation after 40 games

October 29, 2018

5R123- Ethan and Chris take a look at the Miami Dolphins at the midseason mark by asking the question in the title of the episode. We're 40 games into Gase's tenure. Has he done enough to impress? Why has an offensive-minded coach had bad offenses? Should he be given a pass for quarterback injuries and roster deficiencies? Ethan brings a litany of convincing stats. Chris debates them. Enjoy

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Cliff Floyd on World Series/John Offerdahl on Dolphins

October 24, 2018

5R122- Ethan and Chris are joined by a pair of great guests. First, we talk to Cliff Floyd of MLB Network about the World Series, the Marlins blueprint, and Victor Victor. Then, (30:10) we're joined by former Dolphins linebacker and current business machine John Offerdahl about the current Miami Dolphins, what was different when he played, an his upcoming Gridiron Grilloff. You can get tickets to that great event here. 

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“If You Need A Legend Call Me”: Steve Shapiro of WSVN joins the pod

October 23, 2018

5R121- Steve Shaprio of WSVN7 joins Ethan and Chris. He tells some of his best stories from his extensive career in this market, and eventually gets into a one-upping storytelling battle with Ethan. 

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Be sure to come to our Dolphins-Texans watch party at Township in Fort Lauderdale


Dolphins Recap: Defense flops, Parker sits, Injuries mount

October 21, 2018

5R120- Ethan and Chris recap a Miami Dolphins loss to the Detroit Lions at Hard Rock Stadium. We break down what went wrong for the Dolphins defense that only forced one punt today, how Brock Osweiler did in his second start, a litany of Miami injuries ahead of the Thursday night game against Houston, and Devante Parker being inactive despite his agent saying he was healthy.

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5RSN Spotlight: Smark, Cinco & Miami Heat Beat

October 20, 2018

In the latest Five Reasons Sports Network spotlight, we introduce you to three of the podcasts in the network.

Smark Your Territory wrestling: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/smark-your-territory/id1419670538?mt=2

Cinco Razones spanish/english Miami sports: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cinco-razones/id1419357626?mt=2&i=1000416844252

Miami Heat Beat: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-miami-heat-beat-podcast/id1052650163?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4




NBA/Heat Season Mega-Preview

October 16, 2018

5R119- Ethan and Chris have assembled a team to bring you the very best preview ahead of the NBA season. We're diving into the 5 most interesting teams in the league plus the Miami Heat. We preview (1:50) the Celtics with Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, (20:40) the Raptors with Bruce Arthur of The Toronto Star in Canada, (37:10) the Lakers with Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, (49:35) the Warriors with Mark Medina of Bay Area News Group, (1:04:15) the Rockets with Stefano Fusaro of ESPN, and then we close with (1:13:05) Nekias Duncan of Miami Heat Beat on the Miami Heat. Thanks for listening!

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Be sure to check out the Miami Heat Beat watch party for the Heat season opener at the Duffy’s in North Miami Beach!