Florida Atlantic University radio play-by-play voice Ken LaVicka joined Justin McKinney and Ben Thomas on the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the upcoming Boca Raton Bowl between FAU and the University of Akron.
Scott Miller from Bleacher Report joined Justin McKinney and Bem Thomas on the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Carlos Santana deal to the Philadelphia Phillies.
He also discussed the winter meetings in Orlando as well.
Scotty D picked against the spread in a couple of college bowl games, Troy (-6 1/2) over North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl and he's taking the "over" 58 points in the New Mexico Bowl between Colorado State and the Marshall Thundering Herd.
For the NFL, a two game teaser, the Colts (+10) against the Broncos at home, and the Ravens in a "pick-em" game over the winless Cleveland Browns.
NBA TV Host Rick Kamla spoke with Sam and Brad to talk NBA and the game tonight between the Cavaliers and Lakers.
He also talked about the career of LeBron James and where he ranks amongst the all time greats.
Chris Spielman, former NFL player, Massillon Tiger, and Ohio State Buckeye, spoke with Sam and Brad to talk a little NFL and the state of the Cleveland Browns.
Spielman is now a college and NFL analyst for FOX Sports.
Vince Kehres, the head coach of the Mt. Union Purple Raiders spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Division III National Championships to talk about their tussle with Mary Hardin Baylor Friday.
The two teams will meet Friday night in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Jordan Bastian, Indians reporter for MLB.com spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the winter meetings and if the Indians will be making any moves.
Akron Zips head football coach Terry Bowden spoke with the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the team's bowl game on December 19 against the FAU Owls.
The Boca Raton Bowl is the Zips' second bowl game in the last three seasons.
Scotty D returned with his two-team NFL teaser with the Bengals (PICK) against the Bears, and the Giants (+10 1/2) over the Cowboys.
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Color analyst for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network Doug Dieken spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown and what that means for the team moving forward.
As the Browns continue to stumble and have yet to win a game in 2017, one of the pieces of the front office will no longer be working with the team moving forward.
Steve King of Browns Daily Dose spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the firing of Sashi Brown by the organization Thursday morning.
In a statement released by Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam, he thanked Sashi for his contributions and said that coach Hue Jackson will be returning to the team in 2018.
Sam and Brad spoke with Jackie Greynolds Jr. to talk about the Barberton Magics and the upcoming Greynolds Classic tournament on Saturday.
All the matchups are at Barberton High School at the Purple Palace.
Here is the full lineup of games:
Cuyahoga Heights vs St. Thomas Aquinas 11am
Northwestern vs Woodridge 12:45pm
Ellet vs Bedford 2:30pm
Firestone vs Cleveland John Marshall 4:15pm
Hoban vs Wadsworth 6pm
Barberton vs St.Martin De Porres. 7:45pm
All proceeds from the event go towards community programs in Barberton as well as stroke research, as Jack Greynolds Sr, for whom this tournament is named. He passed away from a stroke in 2005.
The elder Greynolds led Barberton to a state title in 1976.
For more information, click here.
After last night's physical game between the Bengals and Steelers, Sam and Brad talked about the state of football today and if it will ever be the same moving forward.
Sam and Brad spoke with University of Mount Union Purple Raiders head coach Vince Kehres to talk about the team's trip to Wisconsin to take on Wisconsin Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon.
In other exciting Mount Union news, legendary head coach Larry Kehres spoke with Sam and Brad a little while ago to talk about his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Kehres won 11 national titles and over 300 games in his tenure in Alliance (1986-2012).
Buckeyes beat writer Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the OSU football team's win over Wisconsin and their Cotton Bowl matchup with USC December 29.
For the first time in a couple of years, the OHSAA State Championships went back to Canton at the newly christened Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Tim Stried from the OHSAA spoke about this past weekend and that they will be looking at for next year in the state finals.
The 2017 Mr. Football in the state of Ohio is none other than Wadsworth senior quarterback Joey Baughman, who joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday.
"It's an honor to be in such an elite group of people," Joey said. "When I found out I was shocked about it."
Joey accounted for over 4,000 yards of offense and 56 touchdowns his senior season. He will be attending the University of Virginia on a wrestling scholarship.
Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights joined the Sam and Brad Show Friday to talk about the Knights' third straight state title.
Hoban defeated Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Archbishop Hoban Knights are now in rarified air as they captured a Division II State title over Cincinnati Winton Woods 42-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.
The win gives the Knights three titles in a row and their first in Division II. Their first two titles in this dominant run came in Division III.
Coach Tim Tyrrell's team opened up the game in a big way when quarterback Shane Hamm connected with Garrett Houser on a 73-yard pass play to make it 7-0.
Tyrrell said his freshman signal caller played well tonight.
"He was very smart in being able (to check at the line of scrimmage)," Tyrrell said.
"The offensive line did a great job in protection and the receivers made great plays on the ball."
Hoban also capitalized early on mistakes by the Warriors, opening up the first quarter scoring off a blocked punt to make it a 14-0 game.
They didn't take their foot off the gas as Houser, a Navy commit, got his 2nd TD of the ballgame to open the second quarter to put Hoban up 21-0.
A long run by Winton Woods' Miyan Williams led to a touchdown pass to Cornell Beachem from signal caller Kenny Mayberry to cut the lead to 21-7 with 9:19 left to play in the first half.
The Knights answered quickly with a long pass to Nate Bauer to set up a 1-touchdown plunge by junior Tyris Dickerson to make it 28-7.
Raquean Prince of Winton Woods then answered for the Warriors returning the subsequent kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead half 28-14.
Hoban then connected on a 38-yard scoring strike to Mason Tipton, who appeared to step out of bounds, but the TD stood.
Freshman QB Shane Hamm then hit end zone again with another touchdown pass to Tipton to make it a 42-14 halftime lead after a failed fake punt attempt by Winton Woods.
It was Hamm's fourth touchdown toss of the night.
Both teams had a scoreless third quarter, but Hoban kept up the defensive pressure, which was just what Coach Tyrrell wanted.
When asked which was the most memorable aspect of this three year run by the Knights, Tyrrell pointed to the seniors who led on the field, in the weight room, and with the underclassmen.
For the full presser, click here.
Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks against the spread in college and pro football.
The University of Akron Zips (+21 1/2) over Toledo in the MAC Championship, and a college/pro teaser Clemson (-2) over Miami (FL) and Chargers (-6 1/2) over the Browns.
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Golf analyst and award-winning author John Feinstein joined the Sam and Brad Show Wedesday to talk about the future of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational past 2018.
For previous coverage on this story, click here.
Tim Tyrrell, the head coach of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Aaron Coleman about the upcoming state title game with Winton Woods on Thursday.
There could be a major shakeup in the 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule and Akron's World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational could be on the move after 2018.
Assistant editor and sports business reporter Kevin Kleps from Crain's Cleveland Business spoke with WAKR's Aaron Coleman to talk about his article regarding the tournament and its future. He (Kevin) spoke with golf insider and radio host John Feinstein for his insights on Akron's future hosting the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational post-2018.
Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but a lot of factors weigh into this decision.
Executive director of the tournament Don Padgett III was not available for comment but released a statement through Falls Communications:
“Conversation about the future after 2018 are continuing. No decisions have been finalized. None of these discussions impact the 2018 Bridgestone Invitational, which will mark the 65th anniversary of professional golf at Firestone Country Club. We look forward to hosting a great tournament this summer.”
Scotty D in Vegas returned with his picks against the spread in college and pro football.
In College, Scotty is going with the Michigan Wolverines (+12 1/2) over Ohio State in "The Game" and Pitt (+14) over the Miami Hurricanes in PA.
Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad prior to their matchup with Winton Woods in the state semifinals Friday.
Sam and Brad spoke with former OSU QB and Big 10 Network analyst Stanley Jackson to talk "The Game" between Ohio State and their rivals from Ann Arbor.
On the other side, former Glenville Tarblooder and Wolverine linebacker Pierre Woods joined the show to talk about the game from the UM perspective.
Head Coach Tim Tyrrell of the Archbishop Hoban Knights spoke with Sam Bourquin to talk about their state semifinal matchup with Avon on Friday.
Former Browns great Doug Dieken of the Cleveland Browns Radio Network joined Sam Bourquin Monday to talk about the team's 0-10 record and where they need to go from here.
He also talked about rookie QB DeShone Kizer and how he could use a veteran mentor at the position to help him on the sidelines to assess plays and make them on the field.
Scotty D in Vegas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk picks in college and pro football against the spread.
College picks, Texas Tech (+7 1/2) over TCU, also Michigan State and Maryland taking the "over" the 42 1/2 point total, and Kentucky (+21 1/2) over Georgia.
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Actor, comedian Rob Schneider joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his upcoming stand-up comedy performance at the Hard Rock Rocksino November 25.
For more information on Rob's performance next Friday, click here.
Nate Moore, head coach of the Massillon Tigers spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about their upcoming game against New Albany in Mansfield Friday night.
Akron Beacon Journal sportswriter George Thomas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Akron Zips' 37-34 win over the Ohio Bobcats.
The Zips control their own destiny in the MAC East Division and if they win over rival Kent State, they will play in Detroit for the MAC Championship December 2nd.
Head coach of the Rootstown Rovers Mark Geis spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday to talk about their big matchup with Kirtland on Friday.
Hoban head football coach Tim Tyrrell spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the huge matchup with Barberton on Friday night at Green.
Fox 8 Sports Director John Telich spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers' climb from a 23 point deficit to defeat the Knicks Monday night.
Tony Gotto, head coach of the Barberton Magics spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the big matchup in Division II as they prepare to face Hoban in the playoffs Friday.
Kickoff is set for 7:30pm at Green HS on Friday.
After their big win over Sparty 48-3 this past weekend, the Ohio State Buckeyes' playoff possibilities are still in play.
Buckeyes beat writer Tim May talked about the Scarlet and Gray with 1590 WAKR's Sam and Brad on Monday.
The Silver Bullets will take on Illinois for the Illibuck Trophy this Saturday in Columbus.