5R178- Ethan had the chance to catch up with Miami Marlins infielder JT Riddle while up in Jupiter for a spring training game for a talk about his time in the majors and the upcoming season. Then, Ethan and Chris talk about what to expect for the upcoming season and what signals progress for this rebuild.
5R177- Ethan and Chris break down the recent run for the Miami Heat that now have them on their way to making the playoffs. We discuss how the Heat have improved, if they need to make any changes with their rotation, and look at potential playoff matchups. Plus, we close with a discussion about how everything has gone wrong for LeBron James in Los Angeles.
5R176- Ethan and Chris react to the Miami Dolphins signing veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday. We ask the question if he's bad enough to help the Dolphins tank, how much fun Fitzmagic in Miami will be, and what the Dolphins are going to sell to the fans this offseason? Plus, we're joined by Brian Bishop of the Super Bowl 54 committee to talk about what the Super Bowl will bring to Miami.
5R175- Ethan and Chris were in Jupiter to take in some more spring training, and while they were there, had the chance to catch up with Marlins President Michael Hill. We hit on the status of their rebuild, why they decided to do it this way, how the JT Realmuto trade played out, and much more.
5R174- As we near NFL free agency, Ethan Skolnick and Chris Kouffman (@CKParrot of 3 Yards Per Carry) examine the Dolphins' overall philosophy with their new regime; status of returning players; options in free agency at various position groups; and direction at the quarterback position.
In a recurring Five Reasons Sports Network spotlight, Dr. Windy Dees, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship professor at the University of Miami, and Jax (Jason Jackson) hit on their High 5 topics of the week
1. The NFL Combine is a money maker, if you can believe it
2. The NBA’s desire to corner the Asian market
3. A poll shows just how much our interest in sports goes up when we bet on it
4. The financial impact of March Madness
5. How the NCAA distributes its revenue
5R173- Ethan is joined by USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt to run through some of the biggest storylines in the NBA. The guys hit on the struggling Los Angeles Lakers and how they'll probably miss the playoffs, what's gone wrong for Lebron, then move to the Eastern Conference playoff picture and the top 4 contenders, and talk a little bit of Miami Heat to close.
5R172- Ethan and Alphonse Sidney (@Alf954 of Miami Heat Beat) are joined by Derrick Jones Jr, forward for the Miami Heat, to talk about a variety of topics. They discuss DJJ's incredible dunks, upbringing in basketball, growth in his game and ongoing bet with Bam Adebayo.
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5R171- As we begin our #SixWeeksofWade series, Ethan Skolnick and Giancarlo Navas (of the Miami Heat Beat podcast) welcome former NBA guard, and longtime Dwyane Wade friend, Quentin Richardson. They discuss early Chicago-area Wade, Wade's emergence into a superstar, their season (2009-10) together with the Heat, Richardson's feelings on Wade's #OneLastDance and more.
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Our guys over at the Fish Tank, OJ McDuffie and Seth Levit, had Trick Daddy in for a fantastic interview. And we wanted to share it with you the listeners. Check it out!
From the moment he was featured on the Luther “Luke” Campbell track “Scarred,” Trick Daddy instantly became a staple in the Miami music scene. After singing to Slip-N-Slide records, Trick released back-to-back albums, receiving national acclaim and climbing to the third spot on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart with “Nann” featuring Trina. Hits including “Shut Up,” “I’m a Thug,” “Let’s Go” and “Bet That” followed as Trick solidified his place in Miami music history. But it was the cover of his Thugs Are Us album where Trick revealed his passion for Miami sports as he donned an aqua Sam Madison jersey. Joined by his Love & Hip Hop Miami co-star, Gunplay, Trick discusses his love for the Miami Dolphins, his frustrations with Ryan Tannehill, his friendship with Channing Crowder and why he feels today’s society is lacking in family values and morals.
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5R170- Ethan and Chris made the trip up to Jupiter to take in a day of Marlins Spring Training. While they were there, they caught up with Monte Harrison, one of the top prospects in the Marlins system who came in the Christian Yelich trade. We talk to him about growing up as a dual-sport athlete and picking baseball, playing for a team run by Derek Jeter, being traded for a league MVP, and much more.
Thanks to our sponsor Berlitz Broward.
5R169- Ethan and Chris wonder how on earth the Miami Heat have fallen to tenth in the Eastern Conference after back to back losses to Philly and Detroit out of the All Star Break. Then we discuss how this ends for Dwyane Wade and if he should start. We close by breaking down Pat Riley's interview with ESPN's Dan Le Batard for his new show and how his career with Miami will end.
Thanks to our sponsor Berlitz Broward for sponsoring today's show.
5R168- Ethan and Chris are joined by Michael Lee of The Athletic, check out his great Dwyane Wade piece here, to look ahead to the final stretch of the NBA Regular Season. We discuss the last games of Dwyane Wade, which top 4 eastern conference team has the most to lose, LeBron's struggle to make the playoffs, and much more.
Thanks to our sponsors Brunt Insurance and Berlitz Broward.
5R167- Ethan and Chris ask the tough questions about what the Miami Dolphins winning by losing and losing by winning might look like in 2019. Who do they start at Quarterback? Would they or should they sign or trade for Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell? Should they extend Laremy Tunsil and Xavien Howard? And is the race to the bottom the race to the very bottom?
Thanks to our sponsor Berlitz Broward.