The Bridge Sports Podcast
About This Show
The Bridge is a weekly sports show that will discuss the current and intriguing topics of the sports world. Most shows feature interviews with members of the sports media to help enhance conversation and to also tell their stories in the process.
Most Recent Episode
Jeff Pearlman, sports writer extraordinaire, joins the show to discuss his career in sports journalism, living out his dream at Sports Illustrated, advice for aspiring writers and more [Ep. 103]
3 days ago
The week of one of the most wonderful times of the year is here in the opening games of the NCAA Tournament, but we won’t be talking about it (at least not quite yet). Instead, one of my favorite sports writers, Jeff Pearlman, took some time to chat about his career. That’ll do pig, that’ll do.
Before we get into Episode 103, as a reminder, The Bridge is broadcast as a one-hour radio show Monday through Friday on Sports Radio America at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. A brand new show airs on Wednesdays, then is released as a podcast on iTunes and on this website immediately following the episode. You can listen to the show live on Wednesday night on Sports Radio America here or through the TuneIn app. Additional bonus content, including a weekly gambling segment, can be found exclusively on this podcast.
* “Sports News Read Like Real News” told the tale Sean McDonough’s departure from Monday Night Football and flashed back to an earlier SNRLRN to pay homage to his most valuable attribute – his voice (2:16).
* The Bridge Question of the Week is: Who is your favorite broadcaster, and why? Leave a voicemail or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
* “Twas the Night Before Madness” — A flashback to last year’s ode to the start of March Madness, as written as a parody to everyone’s favorite Christmas poem (10:06).
* This week’s guest is Jeff Pearlman, a New York Times best-selling author of seven books who you might also remember from Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, and The (Nashville) Tennessean. Jeff can now be found in The Athletic and contributing for several other places as well, and also has a podcast and blog. Based on that intro, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or heard one of Jeff’s works. I certainly fall into that category, and can’t help by recommend all seven of his books if you’re a sports fan, and especially a fan of the subject. But this interview wasn’t t