Is Pujols Done? No-Hitters Not Special? Lakers/Celtics: Play-In Participants? Westbrook's Record Noteworthy? Leafs Cup Pressure? NFL Sked Prediction. Derby Horse Dirty For Preakness?
Kicking up the sports talk intensity another notch as there’s LOT to dive into as Episode 193 is served! On deck: (6:15) Is this the end for future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols? I’ll dissect the dominant first baseman’s career and will he latch onto another team? Also, have no-hitters become the norm? I have a theory that may explain why pitchers are besting hitters just six weeks into the season. Plus, the disastrous Dodgers and a topsy turvy week for the Mets (fired hitting coaches, Jacob deGrom’s injury and rats? Or raccoons?) (30:40) The NBA heads into the final week of the regular season. Could it be that both the Lakers and Celtics are preparing to be in the play-in tournament? With a hobbled LeBron James, why I think the Lakers may not be long for the postseason? And the Celtics woes may have them OUT of the postseason before it really gets started. What about Coach Brad Stevens? Is he on the hot seat? I’ll share some thoughts on that, as well as, what to make of Russell Westbrook’s tying Oscar Robertson’s all time triple double record? Is it noteworthy? Or a complete afterthought? (52:31) The NHL season has completed. Well, sort of. I’ll get into the latest as the league gets set for another postseason run to the Stanley Cup. is this the year for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their Cup starved fans? And the aftermath at the Garden where the Rangers not only release their VP of Hockey Operations and GM, but receive a hefty fine in the process and the players have to stick up for one another because of Capitals winger, Tom Wilson’s physical play and subsequent fight filled rematch two nights later. (1:10:00) The NFL schedule will be released on Wednesday. I’ll predict who’ll play the Buccaneers on the Opening Thursday night of the new year AND when the highly anticipated meeting of Brady vs. Belichick in Foxborough this fall will take place? I’ll have the latest on the Aaron Rodgers saga in Green Bay (as he takes a page out of the NBA Player Empowerment Handbook) (1:19:16) The Preakness and Horse Racing takes a tremendous hit as Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, tests positive for an anti-inflammatory steroid. Will he be stripped of his victory? If not, what does this mean for the second leg of the Triple Crown come Saturday? Lots to unpack here as the details become dirty by the day. (1:23:17) A thought on the biggest sporting event in terms of attendance over the weekend as Canelo Alvarez wins by TKO over Billy Joe Saunders. (1:24:18) Lastly, 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, Amazon Music 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: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr 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 AMAZON MUSIC: https://www.amazon.com/The-JAYREELZ-Podcast/dp/B08K58SW24/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+jayreelz+podcast&qid=1606319520&sr=8-1 SPOTIFY PODCAST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr