79 minutes | Sep 14th 2020

Clipper Collapse? Giannis Stays? Or Goes? NHL's Lackluster Playoffs, NFL Week 1 Winners & Losers, MLB Pennant Race Homestretch, Thiem/Osaka Win US Open

A whirlwind of sports chatter as I navigate the entire landscape for your edification as Episode #155 is set for take off. On deck: (2:37) The Clippers are on the verge of a monumental collapse. Will they have what it takes to pull it out and make their first ever trip to the Conference Finals? Who’s to blame? The Lakers continue to dominate. The Heat are well rested, getting ready to prepare for a battle tested but weary Celtics team in the Eastern Conference Finals. I’ll preview that series. Also, will Giannis Antetekoumpo sign the supermax and stay in Milwaukee this off-season? And two coaching changes with teams ousted from the bubble in OKC and Houston. (26:21) The NHL has had an underwhelming postseason to date with close out games expected for Dallas and Tampa Bay as they’re both one win away from going to the Stanley Cup Finals. I’ll map out why this has been a poor Stanley Cup Playoff and the game that the Islanders will ponder during the off-season that will have them kicking themselves in the rear end. (35:29) I’ll recap Week 1 in the NFL with the winners (ARZ, GB & WSH) and losers (TB, DAL, CLE). (50:37) I have a word on College Football as a couple of the major conferences kicked off their season. (52:18) We’re getting into the homestretch of the MLB season. I’ll keep you abreast of the big series this week. Who has the inside track on securing a spot in the postseason and who’s on the outs? (1:03:48) The US Open tennis tournament concluded in historic fashion as Dominic Thiem rallies from two sets down to win the mens championship. Was it a comeback for the ages? Or a complete choke job on his opponent, Alexander Zverev. On the womens side, Naomi Osaka wins her second US Open title in three years, defeating Victoria Azarenka in three sets. (1:08:30) As the US Open tennis concludes, I’ll preview the US Open Golf which starts on Thursday. There are a couple of key performers who’ll be out at Winged Foot, but the field is stacked as the second leg of this truncated golf season is up next. (1:12:20) Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week. Please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW BELOW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iaf3zci34s7l37kfajmw4fgz26y   SPREAKER: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-jayreelz-podcast_2 STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast iHEARTRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-jayreelz-podcast-43104270/ LUMINARY: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast/f9527dd9-47ea-4ed9-92cf-32af9bfa95ad?country=US SPOTIFY TRAILER: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7nZZlvPRAly5irLRSG2qxq?si=rTKCQKnZRNC_VK-_uIWNJA SPOTIFY PODCAST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr
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