Basketball Legend Matt Longley's long career has included head coaching stints in basketball, football, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and golf. The Coach, as he's known, brings his insights and analysis to Sports Wednesday once-a-week, along with a "let's have fun with it" ethos. Considered "relelntlessly positive" by insiders across the board, the coach's last negative sentiment was expressed in 1994.
May 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
aaron judge boston red sock, al, cavs, cleveland, cleveland indians, clv, cy young, david blatt, edwin ecarnacion, fantasy baseball, g-league, golden state, great sports streak, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, lebron james, major league baseball, mike moustakas, mlb, mookie betts, mvp, nba, new york knicks, nl, no hitter, nono, oladipo, pacers, san diego, shohei ohtani, spurs, steph curry, streaks, tyson ross, warriors, yankess
We kick off a division-by-division look at MLB, starting with the AL East, break down the East and West conference championships in the NBA, plus locks of the week, upset specials, AL East trivia and an all-new Maestro Decides pits Mr. Roper against Mr. Furley for Greatest Landlord of All Time.
May 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
anthony precourt, austin, cargo shorts, cavs, cleveland, columbus crew, david blatt, fantasy baseball, g-league, golden state, great sports streak, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, lebron james, major league soccer, mls, mvp, nba, new york knicks, oladipo, pacers, precourt, spurs, steph curry, streaks, texas, warriors
We're talking Major League Soccer and the movement to keep the Columbus Crew SC in Columbus, plus we break down Cavs-Celtics, talk NHL Knights-Jets and have Bad Baseball Trivia, a Cargo Shorts Controversy and Maestro's shame
05.09.18: Cavs-Raptors live audio experience, NHL playoffs, defunct soccer team trivia, plus Coach's Mother-in-Law and Cobra Kai!
May 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins
american soccer, bluejackets, boston bruins, cavs, cbs, cleveland, cleveland force, columbus blue jackets, david blatt, defunct soccer teams, fantasy baseball, g-league, golden state, great sports streak, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, keith phurphy, las vegas golden knights, lebron james, misl, mvp, nasl, nba, new york knicks, new york yankees, nhl, nisl, oladipo, pacers, penguins, philadelphia flyers, pittsburgh, playoffs, san jose sharks, sidney crosby, soccer, spurs, stanley cup, steph curry, streaks, tampa bay lightning, warriors, washington capitals
What was it like inside the Q for LeBron's Game 3 buzzer beater? In a word - insane. Our live audio experience gives you the visceral thrill of being there. Also, Coach's Mother-in-Law wants to give us a listen...what episode should the Coach recommend? Plus, we talk NHL playoffs, try out some defunct soccer team trivia and Cobra Kai. It's gonna be great!
May 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
al, baker mayfield, bluejackets, boston bruins, bradley chubb, cavs, cbs, cleveland, cleveland browns, cleveland indians, clv, columbus blue jackets, cy young, david blatt, densely ward, draft, edwin ecarnacion, fantasy baseball, football, g-league, golden state, great sports streak, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, las vegas golden knights, lebron james, major league baseball, mike moustakas nfl, mlb, mvp, nba, new england patriots, new york knicks, nfl draft, nhl, nl, no hitter, nono, ohio bobcats, oladipo, pacers, penguins, philadelphia flyers, pittsburgh, playoffs, qb, quarterback rating, sam darn old, san diego, san jose sharks, sequin barkley, shohei ohtani, sidney crosby, spurs, stanley cup, steph curry, streaks, tampa bay lightning, tom brady, tyson ross, warriors, washington capitals
05.02.18 Football analyst Cole Medvec from the website RotoCole.com joins the SW crew to break down the 2018 NFL draft and look ahead at the 2019 QB class, plus shortstop trivia, NBA and NHL playoffs...brought to you by Hoopsters.store
April 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
al, bluejackets, boston bruins, cavs, cbs, cleveland, cleveland browns, cleveland indians, clv, columbus blue jackets, cy young, david blatt, draft, edwin ecarnacion, fantasy baseball, football, g-league, golden state, great sports streak, hockey, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, las vegas golden knights, lebron james, major league baseball, mike moustakas nfl, mlb, mvp, nba, new england patriots, new york knicks, nhl, nil draft, nl, no hitter, nono, oladipo, pacers, penguins, philadelphia flyers, pittsburgh, playoffs, san diego, san jose sharks, shohei ohtani, sidney crosby, spurs, stanley cup, steph curry, streaks, tampa bay lightning, tom brady, tyson ross, warriors, washington capitals
The Coach challenges Maestro and the Big Man on Campus to a Fake Sports News throwdown. Can they sort the real from the fantasy?
April 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
baseball, cavs, cleveland, columbus bluejackets, etc, fantasy baseball, golden state, great sports streak, home run leaders, houston rockets, james harden, lebron james, minor league, nba, nhl, oladipo, pacers, pittsburgh penguins, spurs, streaks, warriors, washington capitals
The NBA and NHL playoffs got underway this past week and we've got the medium-level scoop for you. Plus, we talk greatest sports streaks of all time and have Baseball Catcher trivia. Yep: catchers only.
04.11.18: NBA Playoff Preview, Around-the-Bases Recap, NHL playoff picks, plus guess what hat I am wearing...
April 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
basketball-themed board games, boston red sox, cleveland cavaliers, cleveland indians, columbus-washington, golden state warriors, hoopsters, lebron james, nba playoffs, nhl, pittsburgh pirates, shohei ohtani, stanley cup, steph curry
The Sports Wednesday team looks at the NBA playoffs and picks key first round matchups...plus our take on the first 10 games of MLB, the Ohtani hype, NHL Stanley Cup predictions, plus a live audio experience from this past weekend's around-the-bases physical challenge, and the BMOC learns how to pronounce 'Encarnarcion' and wanders off on a hat tangent.
04.03.18: Wrapping up the Madness, Opening Day, NHL Live Audio Experience, plus the Zinger vs. Twinkie Throw-down you won't want to miss...
April 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
baseball, columbus bluejackets, florida panthers, kansas state, major league baseball, march madness, michigan, nba, nhl, opening day, trivia, twinkies, upset specials, villanova, zingers
We wrap our March Madness 2018 with a bow, talk about opening day and enjoy a live audio experience from a recent NHL game. Plus, a new edition of Judge Maestro pits Zingers vs. Twinkies and clips from the lost episode of Sports Wednesday...
03.21.18: Mad March and Coach's Regrets, Sweet 16 preview, plus Cavs - Warriors injury reports and NHL playoff preview
March 21st, 2018 | 56 mins 22 secs
clay thompson, college basketball, columbus bluejackets, duke, dunk tape, dunks, golden state warriors, hoops, houston rockets, kansas, kansas state, kentucky, kevin durant, kevin love, lebron james, march madness, nba, nhl, seph curry, sweet 16, syracuse, trivia, tyrone lue, vegas golden knights, vhs tapes, west virginia
This week we're all about March Madness: we review the first two rounds and mourn our terribly busted brackets, and preview the Sweet 16 matchups and identify upset specials in the remaining games. Plus we check in on the Cavs and Warriors and take a peek at the NHL as it heads for its stretch run.
March 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
basketball, browns, cleveland browns, deshone kizer, draft, hoops, hoopsters, march madness, ncaa, nfl, tyrod taylor
We're all about March Madness: we talk brackets, seeds and upset specials. Plus we break down the 36 hours of trading madness conducted this past week by Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey. And we have a few things to say about the NIT, Tiger Woods and shamrock shakes.
March 7th, 2018 | 54 mins 40 secs
#1 pick, #1 seeds, 40, bench press, cleveland browns, colin kapernick, college basketball, college hoops, combine, draft, eli manning, michigan, michigan state, ncaa tournament, nfl, nfl combine, nfl draft, nit, pat macinally, purdue, saquon barkley, villanova, wonderlic, xavier
03.07.18: We talk about the NFL Draft combine and share our experiences taking the Wonderlic test. Then it's college basketball conference championship week, and we pick our winners and predict the 4 #1 seeds. Plus, we provide updates on our adopted MLB prospects and dive into 1980s baseball trivia. Finally, Judge Maestro presides over a dispute between the Coach and the Big Man on Campus.
02.28.18: Teams that Tank, Minor League Mascots and Olympic Reflections, plus conference tourneys, trivia, upset specials and some hockey
February 28th, 2018 | 54 mins 27 secs
big ten tournament, cleveland indians, college basketball trivia, columbus blue jackets, conference championships, curling, final thoughts, hockey, hoopsters, lock of the week, march madness, michigan state, mike napoli, nba, ncaa tournament, nhl, nhl playoffs, ohio state, purdue, spring training, tanking, teams that tank, trade deadline, trivia, upset specials, winter olympics
The Sports Wednesday crew checks in with the NHL following their trade deadline, talks NBA teams that are tanking, visits Spring Training and picks our favorite minor league mascots, plus final thoughts on the olympics, our locks of the week, upset specials, trivia and more.
02.21.18: Old men kicking field goals in the snow, plus NBA All Star weekend, Winter Olympics and College Hoops
February 20th, 2018 | 54 mins 27 secs
baseball, college hoops, convocation center, dunk contest, figure skating, fox news, larry nance junior, laura ingrahm, lebron james, lindsey vonn, lock of the week, miami redhawks, mlb, nba, nba all star game, ohio bobcats, ohio university, pac-10, pick 'em, shut up and dribble, sports trivia, spring training, top prospects, upset special, winter olympics, women's ice hockey
The Sports Wednesday team makes good on the field goal kicking challenge issued in our Feb 07 episode. Hear what happens when two men in their late 40s wearing sneakers attempt to kick field goals during a snowstorm. Plus, we talk "Shut up and dribble," the NBA dunk contest, Winter Olympics update, Spring Training prospects and College Hoops. Plus trivia, Locks of the Week, upset specials, episode corrections and, as always, an all-new jingle from the Maestro.
February 14th, 2018 | 45 mins 36 secs
baseball trivia, baylor, cavs, creighton, curling, kansas, lebron james, luge, nba, nc state, ncaa hoops, north carolina, snowboard, trade deadline, winter olympics, world series picks., xavier
The Cleveland Cavaliers reinvented themselves overnight. Will the gamble pay off? Plus we talk Winter Olympics: Shaun White, Chloe Kim and Red Gerard in Snowboard, luge and bobsled notes, plus we breakdown what went wrong in Coach's lock of the week.
February 7th, 2018 | 45 mins 36 secs
baseball, catcher trivia, catchers, cavs, david tyree, eagles, football, hockey, lebron, lii, luge, michael jordan, mvp, nba, new england patriots, nick foles, philadelphia, pitcher trivia, pitchers, skiing, snowboarding, super bowl, tom brady, trade deadline, winter olympics
The team recaps the Super Bowl: game, halftime show and commercials, plus we preview the Winter Olympics and make new picks and trivia.
January 30th, 2018 | 50 mins 57 secs
blake griffen, chief wahoo, cleveland cavaliers, cleveland indians, detroit pistons, lebron james, los angeles clippers, super bowl commercials, super bowl snacks, winter olympics
01.30.18 Today the Sports Wednesday crew talks about the Cleveland Indians retiring Chief Wahoo, is the Blake Griffen trade a harbinger of the Clippers take a run at LeBron, plus our favorite Super Bowl commercials and best snacks.