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That 617 Life
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
32: "Lets Dance"- Reaction to the first 2 episodes of Michael Jordan documentary
The sports world is buzzing after the the first 2 episodes of the Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls documentary, "The Last Dance." This week the crew shares their thoughts about the series so far.0:40 - Leroy's talks about how the documentary has already taught us about how ego can destroy something good.18:38 - Cerrone talks about mental toughness needed to play in the NBA back during Jordan's reign. Is it the same today, or have things changed?27:00 - Shanda touches on the relationship of MJ and his brother Larry, what competition did for MJ and his future. She also sheds some light on the business of sports through her eyes, after it is revealed why Scottie Pippen asked for a trade.
34 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
31: Watch your mouth
This week the crew talks about NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, and the impact Brady's departure will have on the way the Pats do business during the off season. 2:45 NASCAR driver Kyle Larson uses a racial slur during a virtual race, and ultimately was fired by his team!20:15 Brady's gone, so how much impact will his leaving have on how the Pats handle their business during the off season?
16 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
30: S.O.S (Straight Outta Sports)
In this episode Leroy holds it down for the crew, and speaks from the heart. If we ever needed sports, it's now. Not having it hurts!
45 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
29: The Quarantined Chronicles
This week the crew was unable to get together due to practicing social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. However, despite being isolated, each member of the crew was able to record themselves talking about whatever it is that's on their minds concerning sports, the pandemic, and more.0:50 - Cerrone talks about the long term affect the Coronavirus could have on the world of sports.15:18 - Leroy expresses his frustration with fans of the Pats overdoing it when it comes to crying over Tom Brady leaving the Patriots.33:00 - Shanda covers the craziness that's still going on in the world of sports while dealing with COVID-19.
39 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
28: Tom Brady says bye to New England
Tom Brady says goodbye, and the crew sits back to discuss, reminisce, and celebrate almost 20 years of excellence from Tom Brady. 5:00-What are the expectations from the Patriots next season now that Tom Brady is gone? 10:00- Will Brady find success with another team? 22:00- How will Brady leaving impact Patriots nation? How many fans will leave with Tom Brady?
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
27: Load management in the NBA is a joke, and it’s hurting the fan experience
This week on That 617 Life, our crew reacts to Mike Tyson saying he questions his existence now that he’s no longer a boxer. Cerrone sounds off on why load management in the NBA is a joke, and teams no longer value their fan base. Lastly, has Tom Brady’s popularity passed that of the Patriots, and if so, is that a good thing? 1:30- reaction to Mike Tyson questioning his existence now that he’s no longer a boxer. What do athletes do when they no longer have their sport? 11:35- Cerrone's “Cold cuts & hot takes” load management in the NBA is a joke 15:40- Has Tom Brady’s popularity passed that of the Patriots, and if so, is that a good thing?
37 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
26: Reaction to Marc Spears article on being a black player in Boston
Our 617 Life crew discusses Marc Spears article regarding what it’s like to be a black player in Boston. Has Boston evolved? Why we should stop the discussion about Ray Allen's number being retired by the Celtics. 1:00 – Reaction to Marc Spears article, From Russell to KG to today’s Celtics: Being a black player in Boston 9:00 – How much has Boston changed regarding racism? 22:30 – Let’s stop the discussion of having Ray Allen’s number retired by the Celtics 24:00- What Celtics players would you put up before Ray Allen?
36 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
25: Blood, Sweat & Tears: Tyson Fury win, Tatum does it again, Kobe Bryant memorial
This week the crew talks about the bloody beat down of Deontay Wilder by Tyson Fury. Are you ready to call Jayson Tatum a superstar? Plus the world gets a chance to say good-bye to Kobe Bryan 4:00 – Reaction to Fury/Wilder, what does this mean for the sport of Boxing? 13:20 – Jayson Tatum once again goes off, is the world ready to call Jayson Tatum a superstar? 24:24 – Reaction to the Kobe memorial service
39 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
24: NBA All-Star weekend recap, do other leagues need to learn from their example?
On this episode the crew looks back at the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend and talk about the highs and the lows. Plus, they ask the question, “Why can’t Boston get the All-Star weekend?” That plus Cerrone brings the heat with “Cold Cuts & Hot Takes” 1:00 – Recapping the best and the worst from the NBA All-Star weekend 4:30 – NBA big men showed off the skills they don’t get credit for 6:00 – Biggest differences between old school 3-point/ dunk contest and now. What can the NBA do differently to make them better? 10:00 – Cerrone explains why he doesn’t think that Aaron Gordon got robbed in the dunk contest 13:00 – Would we have felt better if the dunk contest ended in a tie? 17:30 – Should other leagues look to change their All-Star games like the NBA has? 20:00 – What were the lowlights of All-Star weekend? 24:00 – Cerrone's “Cold Cuts & Hot Takes” explains which Boston Celtics players he owes an apology to for his preseason predictions.
32 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
23: XFL is back, is there room for more football?
The new look XFL made it’s debut over the weekend, and the crew talks about the leagues pros, cons, and if it will even last. 2:00 – Leroy, Shanda, and Cerrone give their personal opinions of what they thought about the debut of the new XFL. 7:00 – What things did the XFL do that we think the NFL should start adapting. 16:00 – What can other sports do to create more engaging content for their fans? 22:00 – Should teams/owners embrace their players using social media?
24 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
22: Danny Strange?
The NBA trade deadline came and went without Danny Ainge and the Celtics getting in on the action.This week the crew talks about the fan reaction to the Celtics not making any moves before the trade deadline. Gayle King catches heat for asking some uncomfortable questions about Kobe Bryant, and Cerrone teaches us all why the Mookie Betts trade wasn't the "Boston way."1:14 Celtics trade deadline talk12:52 Shanda Sounds Off (Gayle King, Lisa Leslie and the late Kobe Bryant)18:18 Cold Cuts & Hot Takes (Trading Mookie Betts isn't Boston like.)
32 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
21: Honoring Kobe Bryant and his impact on the NBA
The 617 Life crew honors Kobe Bryant. As a group of die hard Celtics fans, they explain how the respect for Kobe Bryant went beyond the rivalry with the Lakers. They relive Kobe’s career from start to finish and how he earned everyone’s respect through his hard work and incredible talent on the court.
41 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
20: Patriots ties to a Patriots-less Super Bowl | Aaron Hernandez doc breakdown
1:30 - Pats still the talk of the NFL during the conference championships, and will continue to be during the Super Bowl between KC and SF. 12:00 - In this week's Cold Cuts and Hot Takes, Cerrone argues that the NFL stands for "Not For Long", so crowning the Chiefs the new "Kings" of the NFL is crazy.17:34 - Shanda Sounds Off on Tyreek Hill marking his territory, OBJ making it rain at the wrong time, and AB hitting the stage.25:25 - Netflix released its newest docuseries about Aaron Hernandez and all eyes were on it.
42 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
19: Keeping Jiimmy G would not have saved the Patriots | Alex Cora cheating scandal
Why is bad QB play getting so much credit around the NFL? Would the Patriots have been in a better spot if they decided to keep Jimmy Garoppolo? Cerrone Battle explains why he doesn’t think keeping Jimmy was the solution. How will the Alex Cora cheating scandal impact the MLB, does the MLB actually like the attention?2:00 - Cerrone blasts all the Ryan Tannehill supporters, why is bad QB play getting so much credit for winning?5:00 - Some Patriots fans regret losing Garoppolo, Cerrone explains why keeping Jimmy G wouldn’t have fixed the Patriots woes.13:00 - Cerrone explains why he doesn’t trust any other QB than Tom Brady.15:30 - AFC/NFC Championship weekend predictions19:00 - “Shanda Sounds off” The “U” is a hot mess, Russell Wilson looks out for his wife, and Edelman gets into trouble24:00 - MLB cheating scandal is taking over, but how much cheating is going on in the other sports?29:00 - Does the MLB actually like the attention it is getting regarding the cheating scandal?34:00 - “Playas Call” AB once again making news with his latest social media post
41 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
18: An early exit for the Patriots and Tom Brady's future
The crew talks about the Pats early playoff exit, and the future of Tom BradyIt's been 2 decades of excellence from the Patriots, but did their playoff loss to the Titans signal the end of the relationship between the Pats, Brady and the fans? 1:00 The shock of the Pats losing to the Titans, and a recap of the game.4:40 What's going to happen to Tom Brady?17:38 Cold Cuts & Hot Takes "Brady is the reason for the season"22:26 Is there drama behind the scenes with the Pats?35:40 "Playa's Call" Dwight Howard and Jaylen Brown
29 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
17: 3X Super Bowl Champion Patrick Pass explains why he’s NOT WORRIED about Tom Brady & the Patriots
Former Patriot Patrick Pass joins the crew of that 617 to discuss why he’s not worried about the Patriots offense, why he remains confident in this team for the playoffs. The crew also reacts to Steph Curry trending for non NBA reasons, and KG’s comments about breaking LeBron James.1:00 - Cerrone details his crazy work story. SPOILER ALERT it’s awkward.4:00 - 3X Super Bowl Champion Patrick Pass joins the show5:30 - What does Patrick think about Tom Brady not making the Pro Bowl?7:00 - Patrick Pass gives his reason for Tom Brady and the Patriots offense struggling9:00 - Pass explains why Julian Edelman was robbed by not making the Pro Bowl11:30 - If Brady played in a dome like Drew Bree’s does, would he have even more success?13:45 - Pass explains why he remains confident about the Patriots in the playoffs15:00 - Shanda sound’s off: Steph Curry is trending and not for basketball reasons20:00 - What to make about KG’s comments saying that the Celtics broke LeBron
34 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
16: Are the Celtics CON-tenders or PRE-tenders? Kyle Draper joins the show
On this week's episode of "That 617 Life", Shanda Foster and Cerrone Battle are joined by Kyle Draper from NBC Sports Boston to talk about the Celtics tough losses in Indiana and against Philly, plus how they are feeling about the team as they get a short five day break.Also, we debate whether the Celtics are CON-tenders or PRE-tenders in the NBA landscape.
40 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
15: People’s court: Who made who? Bill Belichick vs. Tom Brady
We have an important court case to settle. WHO actually deserves the credit for the Patriots success? Judge Shanda Foster hears from both Leroy and Cerrone, who defend their sides on who made who.5:00 - Court is in session: Shanda is the judge. Leroy defends his client Bill Belichick. Cerrone defends his client Tom Brady.6:40 - Cerrone gives his opening statement on why Tom Brady deserves the credit for the Patriots success. 9:10 - Leroy gives his opening statement on why Bill Belichick deserves all the credit for the Patriots success. 11:46 - In Cerrone's Cold Cuts and Hot Takes, he questions whether or not the explosion of insane individual numbers this season is good for the NBA.17:33 - Leroy explains why there would be no Tom Brady without Bill Belichick.24:40 - Cerrone gives his counter argument, explaining how Brady has contributed to the Patriots dynasty and how he has been able to win regardless of who Belichick has given him to throw to.35:20 - This week, Shanda sounds off on the Globetrotters continuing to one-up their own trick shots, Antonio Brown's new musical project with Sean Kingston and on some comments made by Kevin Garnett.
36 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
14: Who IS America’s team, Patriots or Cowboys? | Would you take AB back? | Celtics opening eyes
Shanda, Leroy and Cerrone bring you the hottest topics in Boston Sports right now. If you were Kraft, would you take Antonio Brown back? Let's be honest on who America's team REALLY is. Is the rest of the world getting a glimpse of the Celtics true potential?3:00 - If you were in Robert Kraft’s shoes, would you take back Antonio Brown?9:30 -Cerrone brings you his ‘Cold cuts and hot takes’ where he breaks down who is really America’s team. The Patriots or the Cowboys?20:00 -Shanda sounds off: Bill Russell finally accepts Basketball Hall of Fame ring24:00 -Reacting to Terrel Owens confronting Stephen A. Smith over Colin Kaepernick28:00 -Did this Celtics West Coast trip prove to the doubter that the Celtics are legit?32:00 -Players Call, we give a shot out to people who deserve some love
43 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
13: Myles Garrett on Thursday Night Footbrawl; Kaepernick workout stimulates black QB discussion
3:38 - Leroy, Shanda and Cerrone discuss the Patriots upcoming game vs. the Eagles and wonder if the beating they took vs. the Ravens is a sign of things to come for the remainder of the season.9:23 - In this week's Cold Cuts and Hot Takes, Cerrone Battle discusses the perception of black quarterbacks in the NFL. He argues that while the stereotype is supported statistically, it doesn't excuse teams from not developing black quarterbacks into pocket passers.19:25 - Shanda sounds off on former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers for snitching on the organization for illegally stealing signs in 2017. She also sounds off on Jay-Z's potential role in the workout being held for Colin Kaepernick.29:09 - Social media exploded with opinions after Myles Garrett ripped off Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him in the head with it. Should we even be having the "who started it" argument when something this egregious happens?37:23 - In this week's Playa's Call, Shanda shouts out Austin Rivers, Leroy shouts out Red Shaydez and Amanda Shea and Cerrone shouts out Disney Plus.
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