PodcastOne Sports Now

Join Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg for their newsy take on the week in sports, backed by the shoe leather, insight, experience and worldwide reach of The Associated Press sports department. Over the last three decades, they've covered every major championship around the globe multiple times, so expect cameos from big names and guests drawn from the week's headlines.


PodcastOne Sports Now

Bill and Tommy Back Where They Belong

Guest host Rob Maaddi reviews the thrilling games on NFL championship Sunday, explains his Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting philosophy and shares his views on Carson Wentz's relationship with Eagles teammates. AP NFL writer Barry Wilner joins Rob to discuss what the NFL can do about its officiating problem, AP deputy sports editor Oskar Garcia offers his thoughts on the NFL attempting to ban some prop bets and baseball writer Ben Walker tells us if he'd rather build a team around Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.
00:35:12 1/22/2019

Past Episodes

World champion Manny Pacquaio invites hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg over for breakfast at his Los Angeles home, then heads for the legendary Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, where trainer Freddie Roach explains how he preps the 40-year-old fighter ahead of his title fight with Adrien Broner. On the menu: Rice, lots and lots and lots of rice.
00:38:07 1/15/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg sort through decades of cringe-worthy playoff fails, zooming in on Trey Junkin's botched snap in a 2002 wild-card game and how graciously he handled the aftermath. Then they preview Round 2 of the playoffs with AP Sports Writers Kyle Hightower in Boston, Brett Martel in New Orleans, Dave Skretta in Kansas City, reserving Los Angeles _ Dahlberg's birthplace _ for themselves. On the menu: Sandwich wars.
00:38:01 1/8/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg remember the pitfalls back when New Year's Day was supposed to _ but didn't always _ sort out college football's national champion. Next, they preview the wild-card round with one-time national typewriting champion, former All-Pro defender and current FS1 host Marcellus Wiley, and finally, make some predictions for the coming year in sports. On the menu: Had enough meat yet? If so, try this salad.
00:41:26 1/1/2019
Sister Jean Delores Schmidt, the 99-year-old nun who stole the show at the Final Four, serves as a tour guide when hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back at the 2018 moments that warmed hearts, made us smile or get up and want to dance. There's homecoming queens, rare displays of sportsmanship, random acts of kindness and a teddy-bear avalanche that will have you reaching for the Kleenex. On the menu: Chinese food for Christmas?
00:00:00 12/25/2018
Emmy-award winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the tender story about the friendship between Charles Barkley and a Chinese immigrant named Lin Wang that broke the internet. Then hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg segue to the latest NFL news with AP NFL writer Barry Wilner. On the menu: "Paella es paella," and why one finicky colleague wound up ordering an omelette instead.
00:44:52 12/18/2018
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg argue about what sports are worth watching and how to measure the real audience for each. Then they bring on Madrid-based AP soccer writer Talles Azzoni for the story of one game that became too popular and partisan _ the Copa Libertadores _ and how riots in Buenos Aires forced South America's prestigious soccer championship to flee Argentina for Spain. On the menu: Cooking sous vide, and can you put kids in that bath, too?
00:39:19 12/11/2018
Chef Emeril Lagasse schools hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on career choices, side dishes and the perfect taco. Next AP sports writer Ralph Russo reviews the college football week that was, and FOX lead play-by-play announcer John Strong previews next weekend's MLS Cup. On the menu: Did you come for the music or the food?
00:50:03 12/4/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg are horrified by the headlines, but heartened by the distractions the NFL and an upcoming heavyweight title fight offer. Then AP college football writer Ralph Russo gets the pair up to speed on the playoffs, the Heisman Trophy race and all things gridiron. On the menu: How did you celebrate National Men Make Dinner month?
00:34:22 11/27/2018
Chicago Bears great Mike Singletary recalls the tough lessons he learned transitioning from player to coach, then tells hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg about his return to the sideline in the Alliance of American Football spring league. The hosts also recap a wild week _ highlighted by two scandals in curling! _ and preview the upcoming Tiger vs. Phil pay-per-view debacle and Michigan vs. Ohio State. On the menu: Why TD hates Thanksgiving.
00:37:42 11/20/2018
ESPN college basketball sage Jay Bilas features in a wide-ranging episode. Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg rank national-anthem performances at sporting events through the years, turn to AP football writer Barry Wilner for the latest on the NFL and bring on a special guest to preview Saturday's championship game in the notoriously tough 8-and-under girls' league in Las Vegas. On the menu: Tacos. Always tacos.
00:41:11 11/13/2018
East Stroudsburg coach Denny Douds kicks off an election-week episode with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg, explaining his sudden stage-left exit _ during a timeout with 0:13 on the clock _ after 43 years in charge of the Warriors' football program. Then Adam Greenberg recounts his two major-league plate appearances _ seven years apart _ and why he decided to to run for the Connecticut State Senate. Finally, NFL writer Rob Maaddi settles the Brady vs. Rodgers debate and brings the hosts up to speed at the season's midway point. On the menu: Can man live on Barstow tacos alone (and why would he want to)?
00:00:00 11/6/2018
Toronto Raptors rookie head coach Nick Nurse features in a wide-ranging episode, detailing the long journey from a pole-vaulting pit in his Iowa backyard and a detour through Europe's pro circuits to the top of the NBA's early-season standings. Then co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg recap the zany NFL weekend, weigh in on the Tiger vs. Phil and MJ vs. the world debates before previewing the upcoming rugby triple-header Saturday at Soldier Field with Team USA women's captain Kate Zackary. On the menu: Where to find carnitas in St. Louis and why the French dip sandwich was born in LA.
00:39:52 10/30/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg get the lowdown on Jeff Hall's years-long quest to spread some of his brother's ashes at every one of the major league's 30 ballparks. Then they preview the World Series, deliver a round-by-round of Rockets-Lakers opening-week NBA brawl, and delve into how the NFL got its mojo back so soon. On the menu: Put down that mayonnaise. Now!
00:39:55 10/23/2018
Don't give the Kansas City Chiefs the AFC crown after only five games, AP NFL writer Rob Maaddi says in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now." And, the NBA Eastern Conference will finally crown a team that doesn't have LeBron James on its roster. AP NFL writer Barry Wilner joins Maaddi to discuss the NFL and AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney breaks down the East and West heading into the season.
00:38:35 10/16/2018

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