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Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-24-17

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 7:21pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Monday, Mark back in action after the weekend and we were compelled to watch the NBA Playoffs. More action on the hardwood as Russell continues to do it all on and off the court. Mark officially calls an end to Paul George’s career in Indiana before taking Mark Emmert and the money-grubbing NCAA to task. Today’s podcast guests include Michael Lee of The Vertical to continue the NBA Playoffs discussion. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Billy Hurley III

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 6:33pm

Always a good excuse having our golf freak talk golf so it was a pleasure having PGA pro Billy Hurley III join Mark Malone Under Center ahead of National Golf Day where this Friday Hurley along with the luminaries of the game of Golf speak with Members of Congress. Hurley, who served as a Naval officer from 2004-2009 and rising to the rank of Lieutenant, understands how the game supports the military. The game of golf is rapidly growing into a $70 billion economy and each year we look at where the game is and where it’s headed. Listen to the full interview below:

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Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:05am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Monday, April 24, 2017

 

 

6:00 – Warren Sapp ripped Myles Garrett apart. Mike wonder why Adam Schefter was the one who had the story. Is he doing a favor to someone in the league? 

6:18 – The Patriots still aren’t free from Aaron Hernandez, as the question of some of his money will now have to be answered after his death.

6:35 – Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly tells us his reaction to DeShone Kizer’s comments about being a combination of Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Plus, Kelly tells us where Kizer needs to improve at the next level.   

6:48 – The Giants is starting to trickle out a defense of Eli Manning, but Mike thinks it’s not enough. He explains what they should be doing.  

7:00 – Warren Sapp ripped Myles Garrett apart. Mike wonder why Adam Schefter was the one who had the story. Is he doing a favor to someone in the league?  

7:18 – The Patriots still aren’t free from Aaron Hernandez, as the question of some of his money will now have to be answered after his death.

7:35 – Mike tells you what he knows about whether there’s a split in the Browns’ front office about what to do with the first overall pick.

7:48 – The Giants is starting to trickle out a defense of Eli Manning, but Mike thinks it’s not enough. He explains what they should be doing.  

8:00 – Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly tells us his reaction to DeShone Kizer’s comments about being a combination of Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Plus, Kelly tells us where Kizer needs to improve at the next level.     

8:18 – We check in to Raiderland, where GM Reggie McKenzie wants a resolution to the Marshawn Lynch situation.

8:35 – Former Cal Quarterback Davis Webb tells us how he’s been attacking the pre-Draft process, and whether he dislikes the fact that he can’t choose which NFL team he’ll play for.

8:48 – Warren Sapp ripped Myles Garrett apart. Mike wonder why Adam Schefter was the one who had the story. Is he doing a favor to someone in the league?  

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-21-17

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:15pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Football Friday, but we start with the NBA Playoffs. Leading off, Mark points out why decision making is the difference for why LeBron James can win playing hero ball, while Russell Westbrook loses. We have some fun at the expense of VP Mike Pence after forcing members of the media to watch Hoosiers, the entire show disagrees that it’s the best sports movie of all time. Today’s podcast guests include RJ Bell, our Vegas Insider for Pregame.com. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:41am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Friday, April 21, 2017

6:00 – We react to the 2017 NFL schedule, including a huge shift that’s much better for the fans.   

6:18 – The Wonderlic scores continue to leak yesterday, and Mike can’t stand it. The test itself is useless and players should refuse to take it.

6:35 – Reuben Foster failed a drug test at the Combine, and his comments about it may have just sealed his fate.

6:48 – DeShone Kizer didn’t do himself any favors in an interview with USA Today. Any time you call yourself a cross between Tom Brady and Cam Newton, you’re setting the bar high.   

7:00 – Miami Head Coach Mark Richt tells us about his players in the upcoming draft, and whether or not he ever got the urge to try his hand in the NFL.   

7:18 – We react to the 2017 NFL schedule, including a huge shift that’s much better for the fans.  

7:35 – Eli Manning strongly defended himself against accusations of memorabilia fraud yesterday. It was as angry as we’ve ever seen Eli in front of the media.  

7:48 – DeShone Kizer didn’t do himself any favors in an interview with USA Today. Any time you call yourself a cross between Tom Brady and Cam Newton, you’re setting the bar high.

8:18 – Former Washington Cornerback Sidney Jones tells us how he’s rehabbing after blowing out his Achilles at his pro day.

8:35 – Former USC Wide Receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster tells us how he played a game with a metal plate and screws in his hand, and how he almost ended up at safety.

8:48 – We look at the playoff rematches that will happen in the 2017 regular season.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-20-17

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:30pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on Thursday one week out from the NFL Draft. Before we get to Mark’s favorite games from the NFL’s schedule release, we talk about how the Rockets ended the Thunder’s hope for a playoff win after Russell Westbrook’s hero-ball doesn’t work for OKC. Mark again lays into anyone who considers Russell Westrbook the NBA MVP. Today’s podcast guests include our old friend Dave Sims, PBP voice for the Seattle Mariners, who talks about Ichiro’s final return to Safeco Field. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:09am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

 

6:00 –  Mike explains the difficulty in creating an NFL schedule, and how the networks also put pressure on the NFL to give them the best games.

6:18 –  Mike updates the latest information about the death of Aaron Hernandez.

6:35 – The Patriots went to the White House yesterday, and Gronk was doing Gronk things.

6:48 – Phil Simms finally has a new role at CBS, who butchered the transition.

7:00 – The Patriots went to the White House yesterday, and Gronk was doing Gronk things. Mike also explains why the Patriots twitter account was criticizing the New York Times.  

7:18 –Mike updates the latest information about the death of Aaron Hernandez.

7:35 – Former Pittsburgh Quarterback Nathan Peterman tells us why he’s the most pro-ready QB in the draft, and why one particular criticism is unfair.

7:48 – Mike clears up some confusion about Joe Mixon and an assault accusation from his high school days.  

8:00 – Sashi Brown was talking about the Browns’ plans for their draft picks. Mike updates the rumors about Cleveland trading up for 12 and getting another top five pick.

8:18 – Former Oklahoma Running Back Samaje Perine tells us how he ran for over 400 yards against Kansas, his greatest strength, and whether he’d rather be a bell cow or split carries.  

8:35 – CSN New England Patriots Insider Tom Curran tells us what it was like for the team to visit the White House, and whether Jimmy Garoppolo is strictly off the market.

8:48 –  Kirk Cousins says he’ll sign a long term deal with Washington if they’ll make a commitment to him at a fair price.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-19-17

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:19pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a HUMP Day Wednesday as we take a hard look ahead of the NFL Draft, but first Mark takes a hard look at the Boston Celtics who find their selves in an 0-2 hole in their first round playoff match up against the Chicago Bulls. Today’s podcast guests include Chris Landry of LandryFootball.com Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:03am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 

6:00 – Richard Sherman isn’t going to show up to the Seahawks offensive program until May.

6:18 – Steiner Sports offered a tepid show of support for Eli Manning after the fraud accusations, but they always added qualifiers.

6:35 – ***BREAKING NEWS*** Aaron Hernandez was found hung in his jail cell early this morning.

6:48 – Patriots GM Nick Caserio didn’t close the door on those Jimmy Garoppolo trade rumors yesterday.

7:00 – We continue to react to the news that Aaron Hernandez was found dead in prison early this morning.

7:18 – Richard Sherman isn’t going to show up to the Seahawks offensive program until May.  

7:35 – NFL.com’s Gil Brandt helps us preview the NFL Draft, including some more information on Joe Mixon that could hurt his Draft stock.

7:48 – Could Matt Stafford be the next quarterback to break the bank with a contract extension?

8:00 – We continue to react to the news that Aaron Hernandez was found dead in prison early this morning.

8:18 – NBC Sports Draft Analyst Josh Norris **In Studio** Josh tells us what he’s hearing about Joe Mixon, and some of the other running backs in this draft.

8:35 – NBC Sports Draft Analyst Josh Norris **In Studio** Josh breaks down some of the defensive standouts in the Draft this year.

8:48 – We continue to react to the news that Aaron Hernandez seemingly took his own life in jail early this morning.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-18-17

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:17pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center w Mark Malone on a Tuesday with the NBA Playoffs in full swing. Mark identifies the upsets from GM 1 that just aren’t going to carry over for the rest of the series. Cavs are fine and Paul George is as good as gone from the Indiana Pacers. Andrew Luck provided a shocking discovery regarding his shoulder. Today’s podcast guests include Coach Lionel Hollins and Stephen Holder who covers the Colts for the Indy Star. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Lionel Hollins

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:16pm

Great having the Arizona State alum and NBA Champion Lionel Hollins join Mark Malone Under Center following a disappointing finish for the Memphis Grizzlies last night against the Spurs. The issue was being a part of the game, and not just bystanders wile the favorited Spurs take care of their business. We hit on just about every playoff series with Coach Hollins.

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Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:31am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

6:00 – The Patriots began the defense of their Super Bowl championship yesterday, but Tom Brady wasn’t there. Not to worry, Patriots fans.

6:18 – Gerald McCoy says Warren Sapp talked some sense to him about how to be a better leader for the team. We wish we could have heard that conversation.

6:35 – Chris Harris took a subtle shot at Wade Phillips yesterday. Mike wonders if he’ll eventually eat those words.

6:48 – The NFL could be facing a problem from the airlines, who could refuse to charter their flights unless they get paid a lot more money.

7:00 – What the heck was going on last year in Houston? We listen to some Texans paint an interesting picture.   

7:18 – Derek Carr is trying to focus everyone in Oakland on this year. Good luck. Free advice? Win.

7:35 – Carolina Panthers Defensive Lineman Kawann Short explains why he signed a long term deal in Carolina, and why the team struggled last season coming off a Super Bowl year.

7:48 – The Patriots began the defense of their Super Bowl championship yesterday, but Tom Brady wasn’t there. Not to worry, Patriots fans.

8:00 – Andrew Luck explained why he had shoulder surgery this offseason, and why he didn’t have it in 2015 when he was originally hurt.

8:18 – Adam Jones screamed at a reporter yesterday on the first day of offseason workouts. Not good, Pac Man.

8:35 – Gerald McCoy says Warren Sapp talked some sense to him about how to be a better leader for the team. We wish we could have heard that conversation.

8:48 – Carson Wentz has high expectations for himself next season.

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Mon, 04/17/2017 - 7:47am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Monday, April 17, 2017

 

6:00 – Florio explains what his sources are telling him about how NFL teams rank the incoming quarterbacks.

6:18 – Where do things stand with Marshawn Lynch? As usual with him, nothing is simple.

6:35 – Is Eli Manning in danger of being disciplined by the NFL over this memorabilia scandal?  

6:48 – NFL referees don’t want to throw flags for celebrations anymore, but the NFL seems to be going in the opposite direction.  

7:00 – Who is the NFL looking at to replace Dean Blandino?   

7:18 – Is Eli Manning in danger of being disciplined by the NFL over this memorabilia scandal?   

7:35 – Buffalo News Bills Insider Vic Carucci tells us why the Bills are considering not picking up Sammy Watkins option, and what they’re thinking when it comes to next week’s Draft.

7:48 – Dak Prescott says he has big shoes to fill this year. Is he under more pressure than any other quarterback?  

8:00 – The Patriots will likely open the year against Kansas City, but should the NFL make the Super Bowl teams match up in the opener every year?

8:18 – We update our poll question about the quarterbacks under the most pressure.  

8:35 – Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith tells us if he agrees with the NFL going with Chiefs Patriots to open next year, refs fining celebration policies, and the replacement for Dean Blandino.  

8:48 – Is Eli Manning in danger of being disciplined by the NFL over this memorabilia scandal?  

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-14-17

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:54pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Friday night as we touch em all, leading off with taking calls from our listeners on the Marlins’ effort to erect a statue for Jose Fernandez. Mark finds it a bit off putting given the nature of his death plus two others on board. Moving on to the NBA Draft, we wonder why Vegas still has the Cavs pegged as the favorites out of the eastern conference. We’re just two weeks out from the NFL Draft so good to hit on that as well. Today’s podcast guests include our Vegas Insider RJ Bell and Pro Football Focus’s Steve Palazzolo. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

Rocky Bleier

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:53pm

It was a pleasure to have one of Mark’s former teammates, the great Rocky Bleier join us to reflect on the life of Mr Dan Rooney. Following his selection in the NFL, Rocky Bleier was drafted for the Vietnam War and returned to the Steelers, only to have the vote of confidence from Mr Dan Rooney to one day return to the football field and contribute to the Steeler’s 4 Super Bowl Championships. It’s a solemn time for Steelers Nation, but also a time to celebrate the great life of Mr Dan Rooney. Listen to the full interview below:

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Fri, 04/14/2017 - 8:09am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Friday, April 14, 2017

 

6:00 – Mike shares his memories of Dan Rooney, and explains his impact on the league today.

6:18 – Could Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch be packaged together in a huge trade?

6:35 – Mike explains the Eli Manning situation with possibly fake game-used memorabilia. 

6:48 – Bill Belichick spent a week worrying that he was going to get punished for not showing up in court following a subpoena. 

7:00 – Mike shares his memories of Dan Rooney, and explains his impact on the league today.

7:18 – Mike explains the Eli Manning situation with possibly fake game-used memorabilia.    

7:35 – Super Bowl XLIII Champion Willie Colon shares his memories of Dan Rooney, and tells us how he was seen in the locker room.

7:48 – Could Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch be packaged together in a huge trade?    

8:00 – Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy shares his memories of Steelers owner Dan Rooney, including a very cool thing Rooney did for Dungy after his impressive rookie year.

8:18 – Did Eli Manning commit fraud?

8:35 – San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon tells us why he signed with the 2-14 Niners, and what kind of head coach Kyle Shanahan will be.

8:48 – ***BREAKING NEWS*** NFL Senior VP of Officiating Dean Blandino is leaving the NFL to work at a TV network. Not idea for the league considering all the power that position will hold next year.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-13-17

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:28pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a solumn occasion, Mr Dan Rooney passes away at the age of 84. Mark reflects on his time with the family, calling it just that. Some teams are teams but the Rooneys and the Steelers are family. We spend time reflecting on the author of The Rooney Rule, and then move on to the NBA Playoffs and the NFL’s lawsuit coming from the city of St Louis. Today’s Podcast guests include Monte Poole with NBC Sports Bay Area on the Warriors and Howard Balzer talks about the Rams and Raiders relocation, where the cities lose out. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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Thu, 04/13/2017 - 8:33am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Thursday, April 13, 2017

6:00 – The Browns and the 49ers could both be looking to trade their draft picks. Florio explores how it could happen. 

6:18 – Ben Roethlisberger disputed an NFL Network report that he wants the team to draft a tight end. Mike explains why Ben would be so upset.

6:35 – Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott may have been a little too honest when discussing the pre-Draft rumors about his team.

6:48 – Tony Romo hasn’t filed his retirement papers yet. Mike explains why this isn’t a big deal. At all.

7:00 – The Browns and the 49ers could both be looking to trade their draft picks. Florio explores how it could happen.

7:18 – The Rams are getting sued by the city of St. Louis. Mike explains why the case may have more merit than you might think.

7:35 – We listen to some of Bill Belichick’s interview with CNBC to get inside the coach’s head.

7:48 –  PFT Poll: Who is the best current player without a ring?

8:00 – Former Tennessee Quarterback Josh Dobbs tells us the best piece of advice he ever got from Peyton Manning.

8:18 – Marshawn Lynch has begun the process of unretiring from the NFL. We look at a strange tweet from Ed Werder that says Lynch could follow Richard Sherman if Sherman gets traded.

8:35 – Former Pittsburgh RB James Conner tells us the pre-Draft criticism that’s unfair, and how overcoming cancer will help him mentally at the next level.

8:48 – Ben Roethlisberger disputed an NFL Network report that he wants the team to draft a tight end. Mike explains why Ben would be so upset.

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Wed, 04/12/2017 - 8:07am

Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio

On NBC Sports Radio & NBCSN

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

6:00 – Marshawn Lynch isn’t doing anything to help his future prospects in the NFL.  

6:18 – The price for a trade with Richard Sherman is dropping. Mike wonders how low Seattle will go?

6:35 – Tom Coughlin says he’s going to watch the team work out during their strength and conditioning sessions. Technically that’s not against the rules, but is Coughlin overstepping his bounds?

6:48 – Tony Romo suited up for the Dallas Mavericks last night, but Adam Silver wouldn’t let him play in the game.

7:00 – Marshawn Lynch isn’t doing anything to help his future prospects in the NFL.  

7:18 – Kirk Cousins says he’ll play under the franchise tag rather than sign a long term deal before the end of the year.  

7:35 – The price for a trade with Richard Sherman is dropping. Mike wonders how low Seattle will go?

7:48 – Does the NFL have a security issue when it comes to player equipment?

8:00 – Marshawn Lynch isn’t doing anything to help his future prospects in the NFL. Also, Mike addresses the latest Draft rumors about the Browns.

8:18 – NFL Coast to Coast – Stats gets Mike’s reaction to the headlines of the day.  

8:35 – 2x Super Bowl Champion Kevin Gilbride says Eli Manning would be secretly motivated if the Giants spent a high pick on a quarterback. Plus, Gilbride explains what it will be like working for Jags VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin in Jacksonville.

8:48 – Kirk Cousins will attend all offseason workouts, which is good news for Washington fans.

Under Center w Mark Malone Podcast 04-11-17

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:02pm

Join Mark Malone Under Center on a Tuesday with the NBA Regular Season winding down. The presumed favorites in the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers are more than happy riding into the postseason with out the best record in the Eastern Conference. Before our conversation with SI’s Andy Benoit on Richard Sherman and the newest NFL Head coaches, we once again… take Wil Myers to task for his preference for East Coast Mexican Food. He plays in San Diego. Listen to the Under Center Podcast below:

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