On the twenty-fourth episode of the second season of The Sports-Casters, hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ welcome Alan Shipnuck (Sports Illustrated, SI.Com, Golf.Com), Joe Lemire (Sports Illustrated, SI.Com), and Ed Sherman (ShermanReport.com) to the podcast. Kicking off the show with 3Things, Steve and Don talk about Matt Cain pitching a perfect game, the retirement of LaDainian Tomlinson, and the not guilty verdict in the Roger Clemens trial.
Also, the guys chat about the NBA Finals, the European Soccer Championships, and the Dream Team documentary on the NBA Network. Also on the program, an update of the book club, fantasy football mock draft version 2.0, and a special edition of Pick4 that focuses on the NHL Awards.
Alan Shipnuck is making his first appearance on the podcast to chat about the U.S. Open in San Francisco, the career of Tiger Woods, and the upcoming British Open. Alan also shares his thoughts on Webb Simpson’s improbably victory at the Open, the landscape of golf after Tiger Woods era of dominance, and explains what has happened to Anthony Kim.
Joe Lemire makes his third appearance on the podcast to chat about Major League Baseball live from Fenway Park in Boston. Lemire talks about his recent magazine feature on Pirates star Andrew McCutchen, the dominate year of the pitcher, and the summer “Linsanity” that is RA Dickey. Also, Steve and Joe chat about the possibility of a playoff game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, the future of Bobby Valentine in Boston, and the up and down nature of the 2012 Atlanta Braves.
Ed Sherman makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss his new blog dedicated to the Sports Media beat. Sherman talks about NBC’s decision to not air part of Bob Costas’s interview with Jerry Sandusky, breaks down the Jim Rome/David Stern controversy, and gives his thoughts on the Dream Team documentary that aired on the NBA Network. Sherman also talks about the importance of the sports book, gives his thoughts on Jeff Pearlman’s book, “Sweetness,” and explains his decision to start a blog that focuses on the sports media.