The Bridge Sports Podcast
About This Show
The Bridge is a weekly sports podcast that will take you through a myriad of sports topics — both current and overall intriguing — and also features a wide variety of sports media guests to help enhance conversation.
Most Recent Episode
The Bridge Ep. 69: Pete Blackburn, FOX Sports senior writer, joins the show to discuss his sports writing career, his podcasts, pop culture, the Stanley Cup Finals and more
The NBA Finals has finally arrived, featuring the two teams we knew would eventually arrive there. Since we’ve been basically previewing what we’ll see in the Finals since the playoffs started, we decided to go in a new direction this week, and talked hockey and the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in the history of the show. Sure, the subject might have only come in only one or two questions, but baby steps, people. If you really need an NBA fix, check out episodes 68 and 66.
Before we get into Episode 69, as a reminder, The Bridge is now broadcast as a one-hour radio show every Wednesday night at 7 ET on Sports Radio America. Once the dust settles from that live broadcast, the show is released as a podcast on iTunes and on this website on Friday nights. You can listen to the live show every Wednesday on Sports Radio America here or through the TuneIn app.
* “Sports News Read Like Real News” told the tale of NHL fans tossing objects onto the ice. Some are more obvious, like hats for a hat trick, while others are more appealing, like dead creatures of the sea (2:20).
* The Bridge Question of the Week is: Who will win the NBA Finals and why? Call in or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
* This week’s guest was FOX Sports senior writer Pete Blackburn, who dabbles in the NHL and other topical sports happenings on a daily basis. Pete is a great follow on Twitter, both for his hockey knowledge and knack for viral humor, and also provides great content through his podcasts each week. We chatted about how he got into sports writing and some of the different paths to his career, what you’ll find in his podcasts, some topics from the Brunch podcast and why non-hockey fans should care about this Stanley Cup.
* You can follow Pete on Twitter @PeteBlackburn. The interview starts at the 12:00 mark.
– In the interview, we discuss:
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