Learning About Brian Flores with Greg Bedard

January 17, 2019

5R153- Ethan and Chris are joined by Greg Bedard, owner and columnist for the Boston Sports Journal and former Dolphins writer for the Palm Beach Post, to discuss the Dolphins forthcoming hire of Patriots assistant Brian Flores to be their next head coach. We get into the different work Flores is done in New England, how he interacts with his players, and everything else you'd want to know.

Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota, Brunt Insurance, and Berlitz Broward.


David Thorpe on Justise Winslow, Heat, NBA

January 15, 2019

5R152- Ethan and Chris are joined by David Thorpe, AKA Coach Thorpe, an NBA player development specialist to break down all the latest in basketball. We hit on the incredible development of Justise Winslow, some Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem stories, and go around the NBA.

Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota, Brunt Insurance, and Berlitz Broward.


Brian Flores To Be Next Fins Coach + Tanking for 2020?

January 14, 2019

5R151- Ethan and Chris break down the reports over the weekend that Patriots linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores is expected to become the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. We break down why the news broke before he can officially take the job, what we think of the hire, the Dolphins becoming the most diverse organization in the NFL, and whether or not they'll be tanking to draft a quarterback in 2020.

Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota, Berlitz Broward, and Brunt Insurance


Tommy Tighe on Heat Rotation, #WadeWeekend

January 10, 2019

5R150- Ethan and Chris are joined by Miami Heat pregame and halftime host Tommy Tighe to run through everything going on with the team. We hit on the Heat's "too many guys" problem, how they've coped with Goran Dragic's absence, and Dwyane Wade's candidacy for the All Star Game.

Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota and Brunt Insurance.


Alex Donno on Dolphins, Diaz, Fight Game

January 9, 2019

5R149- Ethan and Chris are joined by Alex Donno, cohost of Donno and Friedo on 560 WQAM, to go around the sports landscape. We hit on the Dolphins coaching search, how UM Football has changed overnight with their coaching changes, how the National Championship illustrates how far away they are, the NFL Playoffs, and hit on a subject near and dear to Donno's heart, Combat Sports.

Thanks to our sponsors Doral Toyota and Brunt Insurance for sponsoring today's episode


Miami Dolphins Coaching Search Update

January 7, 2019

5R148- Chris returns from vacation and joins Ethan to break down the current state of the Dolphins coaching search. We examine the direction the Dolphins organization is going and examine all the candidates: Kris Richard, Brian Flores, John Harbaugh, Darren Rizzi and Eric Bienemy. 

Thanks to our sponsors Brunt Insurance and Doral Toyota.


Mindin’ Our Business w/ Jason Jackson & Windy Dees (Ep 1)

January 7, 2019

Welcome to the newest podcast on the Five Reasons Sports Flagship. Mindin' Our Business, hosted by Jason Jackson, Miami Heat TV Host and Courtside Reporter, and Dr. Windy Dees, Professor at the University of Miami focusing in Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. Jax and Dr. Dees will be featured here on the flagship podcast discussing all the latest issues and stories in the world of Sports Business.

In this episode, they cover ESPN's Megacast for the National Championship (tonight at day of publish), the value NBA teams have seen from the sales of jersey patches with corporate sponsors, the NBA playing preseasons game in India next year, how legalized sports gambling has interacted with the major professional leagues, and the auctioning by Disney of Regional Sports Networks previously owned by FOX and how it might affect how sports fans consume their local teams. 


Adam Gase Fired, Manny Diaz Hired

December 31, 2018

Huge 24 hours in Miami sports, so Luis Zabala of CBS4 (who was in Buffalo with the Dolphins) joins @EthanJSkolnick to talk about the Dolphins firing Adam Gase and re-assigning Mike Tannebaum; and about the Hurricanes bringing back Manny Diaz to replace the retiring Mark Richt.

Thanks to our sponsors: DoralToyota.com and BruntInsurance.com

Happy New Year and thanks for all the support! Website soon!


Dolphins Season Over, Now the Fun Begins

December 30, 2018

The Dolphins got blown out in Buffalo to finish the season at 7-9. 

With @ChrisWittyngham out of town, Alfredo Arteaga (@UptownReport) of @3YardsPerCarry joins @EthanJSkolnick to discuss:

-- Adam Gase's weird behavior

-- Steve Ross's difficult choices

-- Matt Burke's imminent demise

-- What the front office shakeup should look like, maybe even with Dan Marino. 

Sponsored by BruntInsurance.com and DoralToyota.com 


What the Dolphins Should Do Now — with Kyle Crabbs

December 26, 2018

Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) joins @EthanJSkolnick for a stripped-down opinion-heavy episode to discuss:

-- How Steve Ross should reshuffle the Dolphins' front office

-- What Adam Gase needs to do better if he stays

-- The quarterback options beyond Ryan Tannehill

-- The futures of Kenyan Drake, Reshad Jones, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Cameron Wake and more.

Sponsored by AutoNation.com 


Miami Heat Go Into Christmas Rolling

December 25, 2018

5R147- Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday. Ethan and Chris discuss the Heat entering the Christmas period playing better than they have all season by some distance. We hit on the adjustments Erik Spoelstra has made and the internal improvements from various players this season.

Thanks to our sponsor AutoNation.


Dolphins Lose To Jags, Eliminated From Playoffs. Fire Everyone?

December 24, 2018

5R146- Ethan and Chris do the post-mortem on the Dolphins season now that Miami is officially eliminated from the postseason, and figure out who of Tannenbaum, Grier, Gase, and Tannehill are going to be kept for next year.

Thanks to our sponsors AutoNation and Brunt Insurance.


Kevin Arnovitz on Big 3 and Current Heat, LeBron, AD

December 21, 2018

5R145- Ethan and Chris are joined by ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz for a wide-ranging Heat and NBA conversation. Arnovitz was part of the original Heat Index for ESPN and told some 2010-11 Miami Heat stories. Then we narrowed in on the current team and some of the bigger stories in the NBA.

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The Football Pod: UM/UCF/UF/Dolphins with Josh Appel

December 19, 2018

Oh and some wrestling too

5R144- Ethan and Chris are joined by Josh Appel, cohost of Smark Your Territory in the Five Reasons Sports Network and play by play broadcaster for Sports USA, to talk some football. We start with the latest on UM and their coaching search, discuss the idea of college football players skipping bowl games, UCF's now public negotiation with UF, what the Dolphins should do even if they finish 9-7, and WWE. Because why not?

Thanks to our sponsors AutoNation and Greenlight Tek.


Better Here Than Buffalo: Dolphins Lose To Vikings

December 17, 2018

5R143- Ethan and Chris break down another Dolphins road loss on a day that went absolutely wrong for Miami. A 41-17 loss. Another offensive showing from Ryan Tannehill and Adam Gase that featured less than 200 yards of offense. And another season that will likely end without a playoff appearance.

Thanks to our sponsors AutoNation and PC Reboot, and Gecko Parx for hosting our watch party.