Wednesday, 30 December 2015 21:32

AUDIO Zac Jackson Talking NFL With Sammy B

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With the ever-changing landscape of the National Football League, Sam Bourquin spoke with Zac Jackson from ProFootballTalk.com to talk about Johnny Manziel being placed in the league's concussion protocol, amongst other items.

With Johnny possibly being ruled out for the season finale against the Steelers, the Browns will likely turn to Austin Davis to quarterback the team.

Jackson says moving forward, the Browns will have a decision to make as far as keeping Johnny or letting him loose.

 "It's just disappointing in a season full of disappointments for him (Manziel) and the organization," Jackson explained.

Head coach Mike Pettine says Johnny came into the building complaining of concussion-like symptoms.

 

 Zac also discussed Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch and his lackluster performance in the Birmingham Bowl against Auburn, as well as the whole stigma surrounding "system quarterbacks.

 

Thursday, 24 December 2015 18:39

AUDIO Greg Swartz Talking Cavaliers and Warriors

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The Wine and Gold will be squaring off against NBA Champion Golden State in Oakland for Christmas Day, and the Cavaliers will have a little extra motivation to go against the team that defeated them in the NBA Finals last June.

Greg Swartz from the Bleacher Report joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the contest.

He thinks LeBron will have a little extra juice himself for the Warriors, given their history and how they fought hard against each other in the Finals.

"You're not going to forget that (as a player), especially when you take winning so seriously as LeBron does," Swartz says.

"These guys were celebrating on your home floor, spraying champagne bottles just down the hall from you."

Aside from the Christmas Day game, one of the key elements for the Cavs is the depth at point guard with Kyrie Irving, Matthew Dellavedova, and Mo Williams.

"He (Dellavedova) has been that good, he's earned it, and he's been more agressive," Swartz says.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 24 December 2015 18:07

AUDIO Warriors, Cavs Ready For Christmas Showdown

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As the presents are being unwrapped and the family gathers for the Christmas holiday, there will be a real gift for basketball fans on Friday.

One of the five Christmas Day matchups will feature a rematch of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Vern Glenn from KIPX-TV in the Bay Area joined Brad Russell in the Average Sports Show to talk about the game and what LeBron James and Stephen Curry will bring to the court at the Oracle Arena.

Glenn says he most looks forward to the matchup between the point guards, Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry. Glenn says he's more anxious to see how Kyrie's knee holds up going against one of the league's premier players.

 

Monday, 21 December 2015 19:21

AUDIO Steve King Breaks Down The Browns

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After the Browns lost to the Seattle Seahawks yesterday in the Great Northwest, many things were to blame for the 30-13 defeat, but the quarterback was not one of them.

Steve King from BrownsDailyDose.com joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the game and what led to the lopsided loss.

"The tackling was terrible," King said. "At some point these guys are going to have to learn to tackle, and if they don't, you will see more games like you did yesterday."

Overall, King gave Johnny Manziel a 'B' grade, saying he made some plays, did somet things moving the pocket, but ultimately, quarterbacks are judged by wins and losses.

"His receivers had some drops, which didn't help," King explained. 

 

Monday, 21 December 2015 18:36

AUDIO: Mt Union Celebrates National Title

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The Mount Union Purple Raiders have done it again on the gridiron, defeating St. Thomas (Minn) 49-35 for the Division III National Title Friday  on a cold night in Salem, VA.

Coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the 12th football title in school history, as well as the key players and elements that got them another championship trophy.

"Poise was the key (in the second quarter), and once we had the win at our backs, we knew we could get things turned around defensively," Kehres said.

The Purple Raiders were down 14 in the second half, but coach Kehres said that by settling in and hitting some key throws by senior quarterback Taurice Scott as well as some big defensive stops made the difference in the win.

 

Friday, 18 December 2015 19:27

B/R Cavs Reporter GregSwartz Talks Cavs With Brad Russell

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The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday in a national televised game on TNT by a score of 104-100. LeBron James nearly had a triple double, putting up big numbers with a 33 pt, 11 reb, and 9 ast performance. Bleacher Report Cavs beat writer Greg Swartz joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about some of the highlights of the game, as Brad Russell of the Average Sports Show filled in for Sam. Swartz also talked about James crashing into pro golfer Jason Day's wife, Elle Day, on a loose ball, where she had to be taken to the hospital, leaving the game on a stretcher.

As the Browns prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, Medina Gazette reporter Brian Dulik gives his take on what the Cleveland Browns have to do to defeat the Seahawks in a tough match up on the road. Dull talks with Brad about his expectations for quarterback Johnny Manziel and head coach Mike Pettine's comments on whether or not Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is an elite quarterback in the NFL. 

Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:07

AUDIO Tribe Trades Making Noise

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Chris Assenheimer from the Elyria Chronicle Telegram joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the Indians picking up Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis in hopes of injecting some more power into the lineup for the Tribe during the 2016 campaign.

Chris said the move has driven up the Indians stock.

"Those are two guys that are Major League proven," Assenheimer said.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 18:52

AUDIO Former Purple Raider Talks Stagg Bowl

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As the Mt. Union Purple Raiders look to win a 12th Division III championship, the Purple Raiders are playing well and looking strong.

Former professional quarterback and Mt. Union signal-caller Jim Ballard joined the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the team heading into Salem, VA and their chances against St. Thomas (Minn) on Friday night.

"We took away the run (against Wisconsin-Whitewater) and we have a dual-threat quarterback in Taurice Scott, so we're in good shape," Ballard said.

 Ballard says the senior quarterback out of Alliance has truly learned the position and has taken command of his team.

"He's going through his progressions, he's making his reads, he's not looking to run right away if he sees nothing downfield," Jim explained.

As far as St Thomas, he knows they will look to establish the run early.

"They have a big offensive line, look for Mount to stack the box, so we have to stop them early and make some plays."

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 18:27

AUDIO Mt. Union Ready For Stagg Bowl

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The Mt. Union Purple Raiders are heading back to Salem, VA in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl to take on St. John's (Minn) in the Division III national championship.

Coach Vince Kehres joined the Sam Bourquin Show says his team is focused and prepared for the task at hand.

"I think we've had a couple good days of preparation," coach Kehres said. "The game plan is set, the hay is in the barn, so the bulk of the work has been done."

Finals are this week as well, so the players are not only focusing on their opponent, but making sure their classwork is taken care of as well.

The Purple Raiders defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 36-6 in the national semifinals down in Alliance last week.

 

 Coach says pretty much everyone is healthy heading into the title game, so they feel pretty good about where they're at as a team.