Machado to the Padres, Kaepernick's settlement and should Zion shut it down?

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In a week full of sports news, FNP city editor Allen Etzler joins sports editor Josh Smith and host Greg Swatek on this episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

The guys react to Manny Machado signing with the San Diego Padres, Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL and Jim Boeheim’s car accident that resulted in a fatality.

They also ask whether Bryce Harper is simply asking for too much money over too long a period of time and whether Zion Williamson should ever play another basketball game for Duke.

Plus, who is being thrown onto The Boat to Nowhere? And how did Josh feel about his trip to the Happiest Place on Earth?

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Kareem Hunt back on a roster, but Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still unsigned

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Kareem Hunt is back on an NFL roster. Spring training is underway, but Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still unsigned. And who is most deserving of the NBA's MVP award?

Those are the primary topics sports editor Josh Smith and host Greg Swatek dive into on this week's episode of Just Another Sports podcast.

How does Greg feel about his Cleveland Browns signing Kareem Hunt while under league investigation for assaulting a woman? And how does Hunt's case differ from Colin Kaepernick's and Ray Rice's?

Plus, will Bryce Harper and Manny Machado know where they will be playing by opening day? Will the Orioles be the worst team in baseball this season? And who is being thrown on the Boat to Nowhere that Colin McGuire is now captaining?

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Super Bowl postmortem, MLB rule changes and Colin says goodbye :-(

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On this week's episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, host Greg Swatek, sports editor Josh Smith and staff columnist Colin McGuire discuss whether the Super Bowl was as much of a bust as Maroon 5's halftime show.

They also open Medusa's Box for the debate about whether Patriots receiver Julian Edelman could be a Hall of Famer.

They try to determine if the radical rules changes proposed for Major League Baseball could actually make the game more popular and go over some of the biggest deals of the NBA trade deadline.

Finally, and (mostly) sadly, Greg and Josh send off Colin — who is stepping away from the podcast — by making him the skipper of the Boat To Nowhere, where he'll first toss a few occupants into the shark-infested waters before sailing into his new job at the News-Post.

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Teamless Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the unusual free agent market in MLB

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With spring training just two weeks away, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are still looking for teams to play for this season.

On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith and host Greg Swatek discuss the unusual free agent market in Major League Baseball. As teams pull back on their spending in a major way, more and more good players are being left without contracts. Teams aren’t that urgent about winning now. Is this healthy for the sport?

Josh and Greg also discuss this Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Anthony Davis trade rumors, whether Roger Federer will be remembered as the greatest tennis player ever and if Bradley Beal is the Wizards’ best player.

Digesting the NFL conference championships, Serena's loss in the Australian Open

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In the wake of two memorable NFL conference championship games, are the right teams playing in Super Bowl 53? That’s what sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek wonder on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

The guys discuss how horrible officiating, poor coaching and absent-minded players led us to Rams vs. Patriots for one of the biggest prizes in sports on Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Did a bad call really cost the Saints the game? And why does everyone hate Tom Brady?

They also address Serena Williams’ shocking loss at the Australian Open and whether the Wizards are a better team without All-Star John Wall on the court.

Plus, who is being thrown on the boat this week? And why is Colin freezing — not walking — in Memphis?

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Picks to reach the Super Bowl, are the Terps Men's Basketball legit? James Harden, prolific scorer

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Why did the Chargers look so bad against the Patriots? Who are the favorites to reach the Super Bowl? Are the Maryland Terrapins for real in men’s basketball? And is James Harden the greatest pure scorer in NBA history?

Those are some of the topics discussed by sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek on Just Another Sports Podcast this week. Plus, who is being banished to the Boat to Nowhere this week?

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Clemson’s beat down of Alabama, NFL playoffs, Buy-or-Sell and the Boat to Nowhere

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Playing shorthanded without sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek are left to pick up the slack on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

Greg and Colin discuss Clemson’s beat down of Alabama in the national championship game and what it means for college football. They also discuss the NFL playoff picture and play buy-or-sell with the latest NFL coaching hires.

Plus, Colin offers his lock of the week, Greg provides his upset special of the week and who is being thrown upon the Boat to Nowhere this week?

NFL Playoffs, Antonio Brown, National Championship Game

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Among the topics discussed on the first episode of Just Another Sports Podcast in 2019: Has Antonio Brown worn out his welcome with the Steelers? Are the Ravens poised to make another run to the Super Bowl? Are the Eagles serious contenders to repeat as Super Bowl champs?

Plus, the appeal — or lack thereof — of this year’s college football national championship game is addressed. More loathsome sports figures are banished to a life a sea, never to be heard from again, and the life and career of the great Gene Okerlund are remembered.

Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire, host Greg Swatek and special guest Chris Sands of The UnCapped Podcast guide you through these assortment of topics.

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Buy-or-Sell? Are the Patriots and Rams still threats to reach the Super Bowl?

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As 2018 comes to a close, several new ideas are born on this episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

What loathsome sports figures would you want to put on a boat and watch them sail away, never be heard from again? What teams would you choose to play in the inaugural Just Another Sports Podcast Bowl? And in Buy-Or-Sell, are the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams still threats to reach the Super Bowl this season?

Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek guide you through these and the usual assortment of weekly sporting topics. Plus, what is on their Christmas wish list for their favorite teams?

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NFL Playoff picture comes into focus

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After a weekend of wild and head-scratching results, the NFL playoff picture is slowly coming into focus.

On this week’s installment of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss the can-you-believe-that-just-happened finish to the Dolphins-Patriots game and whether the Vikings were smart to hand Kirk Cousins the big contract he seemed destined to get.

They also question how Harold Baines got elected to the baseball Hall of Fame and whether the right quarterback won the Heisman trophy. Plus, Colin shares some details from his trip to Salt Lake City.

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Redskins, Kareem Hunt, Urban Meyer and College Football Playoff Selections

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In an eventful week both on and off the field, there is plenty to discuss on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

What were the Redskins thinking with their awful decision to sign Reuben Foster? Why was the NFL not more proactive in its domestic-violence investigation of former Kansas City Chiefs star Kareem Hunt? Were the right four teams chosen for the college football playoff? Can the Wizards blow everything up, even if they really want to?

Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek bat these topics around. Plus, who will prevail in the NFL division races still up for grabs? Urban Meyer’s retirement and the crazy finish to the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight are also discussed.

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Where is the defense in college football? Also, Flacco's fall from grace and Rivers' chances at H.O.F.

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Where is the defense in college football? What teams belong in the college football playoff? Has Joe Flacco taken his last meaningful snaps for the Ravens? Is Phillip Rivers a slam dunk Hall of Famer?

Those are among the topics discussed on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast that is a little more contentious than usual.

Sports editor Josh Smith is back in the studio and in a no-nonsense mood. He doesn’t have the time or the patience for discussion with features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek about the NBA in the early season or Tiger vs. Phil.

Hear how the colorful discussion, at times, plays out over the better part of an hour.

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Kevin Durant, Tiger vs. Phil, Ohio State survives MD and Redskins without Smith

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On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek go over a menu of things they like and don’t like about Thanksgiving.

There are plenty of sports topics to discuss as well. Is Kevin Durant too temperamental to lead an NBA team? Are Tiger and Phil worthy of pay per view? How was Ohio State able to survive against Maryland? Can the Redskins still win the division without Alex Smith? And what did the Rams-Chiefs thriller Monday night say about the current state of the NFL?

Disagreement on Le’Veon Bell’s decision to sit out the season, Orioles' new GM and Harper's contract negotiations

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For the first time in the modern era, an NFL player has decided to sit out an entire season over a contract dispute.

On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek weigh in on Le’Veon Bell’s decision to skip this season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and share differing opinions on how the entire ordeal was handled by the player and the team.

The Orioles’ new general manager and Bryce Harper’s contract negotiations are also discussed. How smart were the Orioles’ decision to hire 35-year-old Mike Elias to run their baseball operations after he helped build the Houston Astros from scratch into a World Series champion? And can Harper actually command a $400 contract in free agency?

Plus, in their weekly NBA discussions, the guys dive into Kevin Durant’s end-of-game spat with Draymond Green and what it might mean, if anything, for the Warriors? Are Durant’s days with the team coming to an end? And is the balance of power in the league shifting eastward?

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Maryland's bungled handling of Durkin's firing, who's best in the NFL and NBA?

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On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek reflect on the haphazard firing of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin. How come everyone could see what needed to be done except the people in charge of making the decision? What leaders at Maryland, if any, should be allowed to keep their job?

Plus, the guys weigh in on the week that was in the NFL. Who do they believe is the best team in the league? On college football, can anyone possibly beat Alabama? On the NBA, it’s the weekly check of who will be playing in the NBA Finals.

And why is Colin $100 richer?

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Reactions to the inexplicable news that DJ Durkin has been retained as Maryland’s football coach

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On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek react to the stunning news that DJ Durkin has been retained as the University of Maryland’s football coach.

In the wake of a lengthy investigation by the university into the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, who succumbed to heat stroke during a spring workout, the guys wonder how the university could have decided to keep the coach who oversaw the training methods and medical response that ultimately led to the tragedy. They also discuss what sort of ramifications this might have on the future on Maryland’s football program.

Plus, the Redskins are starting to look like a contender, especially on defense. The World Series ends with all sorts of connections to the Orioles. And is the WWE wrong to be conducting a show in Saudi Arabia?

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Are the Redskins to be taken seriously? Lakers-Rockets fight and DJ Durkin is still employed by UMD

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On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss how seriously we should take the first-place Redskins, among other NFL musings.

The guys also discuss the fight that erupted between the Lakers and the Rockets and wonder if Dwight Howard will ever make a meaningful contribution to the Wizards.

After Colin makes an early departure to tend to a work-related matter, Josh and Greg run down some headlines of the day and wonder why the University of Maryland still employs DJ Durkin as its football coach.

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Is Manny Machado a dirty player? Could LeBron be a player-coach? These, plus more topics

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How dirty a player is Manny Machado? Could LeBron work as a player-coach in the NBA? And what sort of repercussions might the bad officiating in the NFL have beyond the game?

Those are among the topics sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek discuss on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

Greg recaps his ultimate football weekend in South Bend and Cleveland with Notre Dame and the Browns. Colin explains why he was fighting with a 6-year-old girl at the WWE’s Smackdown1000 event in Washington D.C., and Josh shares why he is being forced to watch his beloved Minnesota Vikings in real time again.

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Can a melee be a good thing? UFC 229 antics, MLB playoffs and NFL week 4

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After a post-fight melee in the main event at UFC 229, mixed martial arts comes into focus on this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast.

Did the sport really suffer at all from the antics of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor before, during or after their fight? Or was it all just part of the spectacle that helps drive big business for the UFC? Sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek weigh in on this.

Plus, the guys reflect on the NFL weekend that was, chat about the baseball playoffs and preview the upcoming NBA season. Greg also grills Josh about his first weekend in a long time without live Minnesota Vikings football.

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Thanks to rules, the NFL is changing before our eyes

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The face of the NFL is changing dramatically due to the way it’s being officiated. Not only are the rules making it impossible to play defense, creating ridiculously high-scoring games and allowing average quarterbacks to set passing records with regularity, the way they are being interpreted is also having a direct impact on the outcome of games.

On this week’s episode of Just Another Sports Podcast, sports editor Josh Smith, features editor Colin McGuire and host Greg Swatek dive heavily into this topic and their overall dissatisfaction with the way the game is being officiated. What can be done about it? Will anything be done about it?

Bad and aggravating football has eaten into the quality of Josh’s life to the point that he has vowed to stop watching his beloved Minnesota Vikings or check his phone for updates in real time. Hear about his new approach on this episode.

Also, the Orioles have parted ways with manager Buck Showalter. What type of person should they be seeking to lead the team? And just how close did Colin come to winning big at the sports book?

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