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American sports coverage on Off the Ball

Episode Date
NBA | LeBron's Laker takeover
The Ringer's John Gonzalez joins Richie to chat through LeBron James' landmark move to L.A. & the Lakers.
Jul 03, 2018
NBA | LeBron James and his free agency plans
Where will NBA free agent LeBron James head to next after the Cavs' defeat to Golden State (again)? Joe was joined on the line by John Gonzalez from The Ringer.
Jun 13, 2018
NBA FINALS | Can LeBron & Cleveland turn things around?
With Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals just hours away, The Ringer’s John Gonzalez joined us to preview the Cavs' chances of turning things around against Golden State.
Jun 06, 2018
NBA FINALS | Cavs & Warriors set to renew hostilities
Farmer Jones joins Adrian & Kieran to discuss the final conference shake-up as Cleveland & Golden State gear up to do battle again in the 2018 Finals.
May 29, 2018
NFL DRAFT | Browns bet big on Baker Mayfield
Day 1 of this year's NFL Draft produced plenty of talking points, not least the five QBs taken in the opening round. Mike Carlson joins Ger to discuss.
Apr 27, 2018
Is the Brady-Belichick relationship on the rocks?
Amidst reports that Tom Brady is yet to commit to a 2018 return, Mike Carlson joins us to discuss the landscape in New England.
Apr 18, 2018
NBA season hits the business end as play-offs approach
Ryan 'Farmer' Jones joins us to look ahead to the NBA playoffs and appraise the regular season that was.
Apr 10, 2018
NBA | New-look Cavaliers lay down a marker in Boston
The Ringer's John Gonzalez joined Joe to assess Cleveland's moves at the trade deadline and their prospects going forward.
Feb 13, 2018
#FlyEaglesFly: Philadelphia reaches the promised land
Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen chats to Joe after the Patriots relinquish their Super Bowl title to the Eagles in a game for the ages in Minnesota
Feb 05, 2018
Super Bowl LII: Philly frenzy & the tactical match-up
Ger is joined by Hall of Fame Eagles announcer Merrill Reese and NFL journalist Cian Fahey to preview Super Bowl LII.
Feb 02, 2018
Super Bowl LII: Boston dynasty vs Philly drought
The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen and Bryan Armen Graham of Guardian USA join Nathan to look ahead to Sunday's Super Bowl.
Feb 01, 2018
MLB | Indians say goodbye to Chief Wahoo
Cleveland based writer Scott Raab joins Nathan after it was announced that the Indians will drop their controversial mascot Chief Wahoo from their uniform
Jan 30, 2018
NFL | Patriots and Eagles set Super Bowl date
The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen joins Joe as the Patriots cash in another return ticket to the Super Bowl.
Jan 23, 2018
The Miracle of Minneapolis and the NFL play-off picture
The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen joins Joe as we reach the business end of the NFL postseason.
Jan 16, 2018
Carlson on Miracle in Minny, Bortles and Pats dominance
Ger and Eoin are joined by Michael Carlson to talk about a jaw-dropping night and weekend in the NFL playoffs.
Jan 15, 2018
NFL | The Eagles and Philly's fated sporting tradition
Philadephia native Joe Queenan joins Ger to preview the Eagles' play-off prospects and reflect on his city tricky sporting history.
Jan 12, 2018
NFL | The incredible life and times of Brett Favre
New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman joins Joe to chat about "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre"
Jan 10, 2018
NFL | Brady, Belichick & New England's Game of Thrones
Peter King of MMQB joins Ger to discuss the moving parts in the Patriots' power struggle.
Jan 05, 2018
NFL | Bills in heaven; trouble in Patriots' paradise?
The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen joins Joe to frame the upcoming play-off picture.
Jan 02, 2018
Has a new Quarterback dawn arrived?
Michael Carlson joins Eoin ahead of the final week of the NFL's regular season.
Dec 28, 2017
US SPORTS | 50 years on from the NFL Ice Bowl
Fresh off last night's 'Snow-vertime' action in Buffalo, the Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen joined Joe to reflect on the most famous winter clash of all time.
Dec 11, 2017
End of an era in NYC as the Giants bench Eli Manning
ESPN Senior Writer Mina Kimes joins Ger to gauge the reaction to Eli Manning's demotion.
Dec 01, 2017
US SPORTS | Kyrie Irving and the surging Boston Celtics
The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen joins Joe to discuss the flying form of Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics.
Nov 21, 2017
NFL Stars Unite Against Trump
Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko explains the fall-out from an incredible weekend where Donald Trump was at loggerheads with the NFL and beyond
Sep 25, 2017
CTE in the NFL - The Tragic Story of Aaron Hernandez
Ken Belson of the NY Times joins Ger to discuss the latest revelations that Aaron Hernandez suffered from stage 3 CTE before he died
Sep 22, 2017
Cavs - Warriors, the trilogy
Ryan 'Farmer' Jones of SLAM Magazine joins Nathan on the line to talk Cleveland - Golden State III.
Jun 01, 2017
The life and death of Aaron Hernandez
Joe talks to Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe about the tragic life and death of Aaron Hernandez
May 16, 2017
When the NBA met the three-point line
Jack McCallum joins Joe on the line to talk three-pointers in the NBA and the early days of the paint.
Mar 07, 2017
Should the sporting world embrace Trump?
Joe is joined by Lawrence Donegan to discuss Rory McIlroy's decision to golf with the POTUS.
Feb 21, 2017
The Misunderstood Genius of Russell Westbrook
Sam Anderson of The New York Times joins Joe to discuss one of basketball's hottest commodities.
Feb 14, 2017
The Greatest Super Bowl Comeback Ever + Tom Brady GOAT!
Joe is joined by Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe & Aaron Schatz of to discuss Super Bowl LI & the Patriots remarkable comeback win vs. The Falcons.
Feb 06, 2017
Super Bowl LI preview
Chris Wesseling of Around the NFL joins Ger on the line to look ahead to Falcons - Pats.
Feb 02, 2017
Irresistible Falcons, Belichick's favourite Pats team?
Michael Carlson joins Joe on the line to reflect on the NFC and AFC Championship games and some early Super Bowl thoughts.
Jan 24, 2017
The Tyreek Hill question & calling the divisional round
Mina Mikes of ESPN mag joins Ger on the line to talk about Tyreek Hill and look ahead to the weekend's playoff games.
Jan 12, 2017
Aaron Rodgers - hail marys, leadership, Dallas trip
Michael Carlson joins Joe on the line to talk Green Bay's win over the New York Giants and their chances of taking down the Cowboys.
Jan 10, 2017
Ronda Rousey - is her fighting career coming to an end?
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports joins Joe on the line to talk Ronda Rousey and her defeat last Friday night.
Jan 03, 2017
RG3 and the Heisman Curse
With Robert Griffin III finally making his mark for the Browns, we speak with Ivan Maisel about RG3 and the Heisman Curse.
Dec 13, 2016
The Rise of the Oakland Raiders
Joe chats to Jimmy Durkin, Oakland Raiders reporter for the Bay Area News Group, about how Oakland have become one of the most impressive teams in the NFL
Dec 06, 2016
The Cuban dream in the MLB
Joe is joined by Brin-Jonathan Butler to discuss Fidel Castro's Cuba and the baseball players who left for the MLB.
Nov 29, 2016
Ohio State v Michigan - A rivalry
Ivan Maisel of ESPN joins Joe on the line ahead of Ohio State v Michigan this weekend to talk about the rivalry that exists between the teams.
Nov 22, 2016
Terrell Owens on HoF, NFL hypocrisy, Kaepernick
Terrell Owens chats to Ger at Web Summit in Lisbon.
Nov 09, 2016
Go Cubs Go - How the City of Chicago Celebrated
Joe chats to Kevin Powell about how 5 million people gathered on the streets of Chicago to celebrate the Cubs winning the World Series and breaking their 108 year curse.
Nov 08, 2016
Cubs bring the World Series to Game 7
David Waldstein of the New York Times reflects of a thrilling win for the Chicago Cubs to force the World Series against the Cleveland Indians into a deciding game
Nov 02, 2016
Can the Cubs complete the comeback?
Ron Rapoport joins Joe on the line to talk about the World Series and whether or not the Cubs can complete the comeback from 3-1 down.
Nov 01, 2016
Believeland: America's losingest city is happy again
Scott Raab, author of 'The Whore of Akron', joins Dave on the line to look ahead to Cleveland Indians in the World Series and Cavaliers raising their Championship banner.
Oct 25, 2016
Can Chicago Cubs end the curse?
Ron Rapoport joins Joe on the line ahead of the baseball post-season to talk Chicago and the eternal question - can they end the drought?
Oct 04, 2016
The History of 'The Star Spangled Banner' & US Sports
Joe chats to Dave Zirin, host of the Edge of Sports podcast, about the complicated relationship between the US Anthem and Sport in the country.
Sep 27, 2016
Mike Tyson @ 50
Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated joins Joe on the line to talk about the 2016 incarnation of Mike Tyson.
Sep 20, 2016
NFL Review: Cam Target, Protests & Patriots Post-Brady
Joe and Donny chat through week 1 of the NFL - from the targeting of Cam Newton to the players protesting in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Sep 13, 2016
The anthem protest grows
Donny joins Joe in studio and Bryan Curtis, editor at large of The Ringer is on the line to discuss the latest developments in the Colin Kaepernick story.
Sep 06, 2016
Colin Kaepernick and the anthem protest
Donny joins Joe in studio to talk about Colin Kaepernick and his protest against the national anthem being played before games and... Trump's reaction.
Aug 30, 2016
Rio '16: Lochte Mess Monster, Biles, Boxing, Basketball
Donny joins Adrian, Andy Lee and Stuey Byrne for the post-Olympics assessment from an American perspective.
Aug 23, 2016
ESPY Awards & Nike owns Team USA
Donny joins Joe in studio to chat through the latest in the world of US Sports.
Jul 19, 2016
Kevin Durant joins the Warriors
Kevin Durant's free agency move to the GS Warriors has sent to NBA into a tailspin. Ryan ‘Farmer’ Jones joins us to tell us why.
Jul 06, 2016
Johnny Football's lawyer, NBA Draft and American soccer
Donny Mahoney talks to Dave about the recent antics of Johnny Football (Manziel) and the upsurge in non-American born players featuring in the NBA draft.
Jun 28, 2016
LeBron's vision becomes a reality
Donny Mahoney and Farmer Jones join Joe to talk about an amazing NBA Finals.
Jun 21, 2016
The comeback complete; Warriors & Cavs meet again
Donny is studio and Farmer Jones is on the line to talk Golden State Warriors and their crazy comeback to set up another decider with Cleveland Cavaliers.
May 31, 2016
Crotch shots, Warriors are stoppable, NFL meddling
Donny joins Joe in studio for all the latest musings from the world of US Sport. Everyone is talking about a kick in the unmentionables, it seems.
May 24, 2016
Curry the most MVP of them all
Donny joins Joe in studio for another Tuesday of American sport.
May 10, 2016
Curry's Ankle, Brady's balls and the NFL Draft
It's Joe and Donny in for US sports tonight. Talking the NBA play-offs, Steph Curry's injury. Tom Brady's federal court appeal and the NFL drat.
Apr 26, 2016
Kobe's last hurrah and Josh Gordon's issues
Kobe Bryant retires from basketball with a fireworks display and Josh Gordon continues to be benched due to his likeness for marijuana
Apr 19, 2016
Golden State Warriors chasing history and so long Kobe
Having already equaled Chicago Bulls' record of 72 wins, the Golden State Warriors are chasing history this week. Meanwhile, the Black Mamba is retiring
Apr 12, 2016
Everbody Hates Duke! Athlete's Fake Degrees
Cian is in studio with Donny Mahoney for this week's US Sports.
Mar 29, 2016
Baseball breaking down barriers between the US and Cuba
Adam LaRoche quits the White Sox over a child care dispute and how baseball has helped to cool the 50 year old tensions between the US and Cuba
Mar 23, 2016
Peyton retires & tension between Lebron & the Cav's
Joe and Donny Mahoney are in studio tonight for US Sports. There's NFL chat with Peyton Manning's retirement and in the NBA is Lebron creating tension within the Cav's?
Mar 08, 2016
Steph Curry's greatness and news of the NFL Combine
Donny's back in a week when Steph Curry and the Warriors re-wrote the record books again. Plus, news of the cattle mart that is the NFL Combine.
Mar 01, 2016
Barry Bonds is back so is it time for the Hall of Fame?
Barry Bonds is back in baseball as a hitting coach with the Marlins. But is everyone happy to see him back? Donny and Mark Fainaru-Wada discuss.
Feb 23, 2016
University of Tennessee and the sex assault lawsuit
Diana Moskovitz of Deadspin joins Joe and Donny to talk Peyton Manning, the University of Tennessee and Cover-ups.
Feb 16, 2016
Super Bowl 50 Review: Cam & Manning under fire
Donny Mahoney is in studio to chat through the stories of the week from US Sports. The lads chat Super Bowl 50 with a focus on the two QB's who are coming under fire.
Feb 09, 2016
Super Bowl 50 Preview with former Champion Peter Cronan
Ger is joined on the line by Peter Cronan, a former linebacker and Super Bowl 17 winner with the Washington Redskins to look ahead to Super Bowl 50, Panthers vs. Broncos
Feb 04, 2016
Super Bowl week has begun
Donny Mahoney joins Joe in studio to go through the events so far of Super Bowl week and look ahead to the game and the stories around it.
Feb 02, 2016
Manning beats Brady, Panthers - Broncos Superbowl
Donny joins Joe in studio to lament in the gloom of his beloved Patriots getting beaten at the second-last hurdle. Meanwhile, we can start to look at Superbowl 50.
Jan 26, 2016
Looking forward to Brady v Manning this weekend
As the NFL edges closer to the Superbowl, Joe and Donny look back at the games from the weekend and discuss the action coming up this weekend
Jan 19, 2016
NFL Physicality, Vikings Choke as "Concussion" bombs
Joe is joined by Donny to chat through the latest news in US sports.
Jan 12, 2016
The NFL Match-Day Experience, Play-offs, Same Old Jets
Donny is in studio with Joe to chat ahead of next weekend's NFL play-offs. The Jet's suffer heartbreak
Jan 05, 2016
HGH Questions Hanging Over Manning after Al Jazeera doc
Joe is joined by Donny to chat through the latest news in US Sports. The Manning HGH story after the Al Jazeera documentary while the Panthers have lost their first game.
Dec 29, 2015
What's Up With Odell Beckham Jr. ? Violence in the NFL
Donny is on the line from New Jersey to chat to Joe and Ewan MacKenna about the latest happenings in US Sport. The last episode until 2016...
Dec 22, 2015
Carolina Panthers just can't be beaten
Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated is on the line as Joe and Donny talk about the Panthers.
Dec 15, 2015
When John Lennon's death was announced by Howard Cosell
On the 35th anniversary of John Lennon's death, we remember the announcement of it during a NFL game by Howard Cosell
Dec 08, 2015
Kobe Bryant: A Tribute
Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement from basketball. Donny Mahoney is in to reflect upon his career and there's not a dry eye in the place by the time he leaves.
Dec 01, 2015
Golden State Warriers the greatest?
Joe and Donny are joined by Ryan Jones to run through the weeks US stories.
Nov 24, 2015
Greg Hardy and the Dallas Cowboys
Donny is in studio with Nathan and Mac Engel of the Dallas Star Telegraph is on the line to talk Greg Hardy and the Dallas Cowboys.
Nov 10, 2015
Royals win the World Series, Grantland gets shut down
Donny joins Adrian in studio to discuss the big US sports stories. This Tuesday, David Waldstein of the NY Times joins us on the World Series and we talk Grantland, too.
Nov 03, 2015
It's World Series time in the MLB
Donny is in studio and Ron Rapaport is on the line as we look ahead to the World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals which kicks off tonight.
Oct 27, 2015
Toronto, their sports-mad fans and a Michigan Classic
Joe and Donny chat the major sports news from America. We're into the Baseball play-offs talking the Toronto Blue Jays tonight & hear about a Football Classic in Michigan
Oct 20, 2015
Legalisation of sports gambling in the US
Joe and Donny talk about the rise of one-day fantasy sites and the legalisation of sports gambling in the US
Oct 13, 2015
Can the Cubs break the curse
Joe is joined in studio by Donny and they're joined by Ron Rapaport, a former columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times, on the line to preview the baseball playoffs.
Oct 06, 2015
Baseball's cocaine problem
Donny joins Joe in studio and Aaron Skirboll, author of the Pittsburgh Cocaine Trails, is on the line to talk about baseball's cocaine problem.
Sep 29, 2015
Remembering Yankees legend Yogi Berra
The baseball world is in mourning following the death of Yogi Berra, who won 10 World Series with the Yankees between '46 and '63. Jerry Izenberg shares his memories
Sep 23, 2015
What's going wrong at the Philadelphia Eagles?
Donny is in studio and Mark Saltveit is on the line to talk about Philadelphia Eagles' dire start to the NFL regular season and the deeper issues at the franchise.
Sep 22, 2015
A very special Friday OTB live from Boston
Ger, Adrian and APM are having a great time in Boston. They're making radio too, though. On this panel, they're joined by Bob Lobel and Tom O'Brien
Sep 18, 2015
NFL Week 1 - The Marcus Mariota Show
Joe and Donny run through the stories from the first weekend of NFL action.
Sep 15, 2015
Deflategate appeal
Joe and Donny talk through the delfategate controversy and Tom Brady's appeal.
Sep 08, 2015
The Demise of Robert Griffin
Joe and Donny talk to Dan Steinberg about the current state of the Washington Redskins.
Sep 01, 2015
Hurricane Katrina & the New Orleans Saints, 10 years on
Joe and Donny are joined by Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times to talk through the impact Hurricane Katrina has had on the New Orleans Saints, 10 years on...
Aug 25, 2015
Never, ever touch the quarterback
Donny Mahoney is back in studio to go through the main stories across the Atlantic. This week, all eyes are on the New York Jets and Geno Smith's broken jaw.
Aug 18, 2015
Michael Phelps is back, baby!
Wayne Drehs of ESPN joins Joe live on the line to discuss Michael Phelps and his insane performances at the weekend.
Aug 11, 2015
Baseball's mid-game trade
New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores wept during a game after rumors that he'd been traded by the club.
Jul 30, 2015
Boston's Olympics U-turn, Deflategate news
Kevin Cullen on the Boston Globe joins the show to discuss Boston pulling the plug on its 2024 Olympics bid and Tom Brady's thwarted Deflategate appeal.
Jul 28, 2015
Faith and Christianity in US Golf
Donny is in with Adrian for this week's US Sports slot as the lads react to a US winner of The Open and speak to Max Adler of Golf Digest about US golfers and faith...
Jul 21, 2015