Short and to the Point

Short and to the Point

Oakland A's broadcaster Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews some of the biggest names in the sports industry on Short and to the Point.

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February 28, 2024 61 mins

Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews 15-time AMA motorcycle champion and NBC analyst for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series Ricky Carmichael. Jessica and Ricky discuss a wide range of topics including hating racing as a kid, his displeasure with the "GOAT" nickname, racing in NASCAR, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews ESPN NBA reporter/host Cassidy Hubbarth. Jessica and Cassidy discuss a wide range of topics including growing up in Chicago during the Bulls' dynasty, Filipino culture and the NBA, trying to keep family life private as a public figure, being a mom, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino. Jessica and Vinnie discuss a wide range of topics including returning to the Royals, having high expectations for the Royals in 2024, hosting a podcast, being Zack Greinke's teammate, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews NFL Network writer/standup comedian Adam Rank. Jessica and Adam discuss a wide range of topics including the Super Bowl, working at NFL Media, performing standup, Taylor Swift at NFL games, being an Angels fan in the post-Shohei Ohtani era, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews NFL players Ryan Jensen and Garrett Gilkey. Ryan and Garrett discuss with Jessica a wide range of topics including athletes needing to open up more about mental health, their luxury home company GILK, playing with Tom Brady, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews ESPN baseball analyst Eduardo Pérez. Jessica and Eduardo discuss a wide range of topics including Craig Counsell to the Chicago Cubs, Eduardo's thoughts on the media when he was a player compared to being a commentator, Shohei Ohtani's massive contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews Yahoo Sports' and Fox Sports Radio host Jason Fitz. Jessica and Jason discuss a wide range of topics including Jim Harbaugh's future, Bill Belichick leaving the Patriots, playing fiddle for The Band Perry, being let go by ESPN, and more.

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During his Tuesday weekly appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show," New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers insinuated that ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is on Jeffrey Epstein's list of associates and co-conspirators of a child sex-trafficking operation. Kimmel responded on X, denying any involvement or contact with Epstein and threatening legal action against Rodgers. Is this the straw that breaks the camel's back...

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews FanSided MLB insider Robert Murray. Jessica and Robert discuss a wide range of topics including Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto going to the LA Dodgers, the disappointment of the San Diego Padres, the pace of MLB free agency, and more.

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It's a special episode of Short and to the Point. We look back at some of our best discussions with our various guests in 2023. Host Jessica Kleinschmidt talked with many people from a variety of sports and we look forward to bringing you more in 2024. We thank you for listening/viewing the podcast, and have a happy holiday season.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews former LA Lakers scout and NBC Sports Bay Area host, as well as current afternoon drive host on 98.7 The Spot in Dallas, Bonnie-Jill Laflin. Jessica and Bonnie-Jill discuss a wide range of topics including her book "In a League of Her Own," having Kobe Bryant and Dr. Jerry Buss as mentors, being the first woman NBA scout, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews NBC Sports studio host Ahmed Fareed. Jessica and Ahmed discuss a wide range of topics including not making goals, adjusting to a national sports network, hosting Big Ten basketball on Peacock, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews NBC Sports fantasy football analyst Lawrence Jackson Jr. Jessica and Lawrence discuss a wide range of topics including working with Matthew Berry, using more of an "eye test" approach instead of analytics, Tyreek Hill saying his Dolphins team is better than his Super Bowl-winning Chiefs team, and more.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt hosts a roundtable with Awful Announcing writers/ WWE fans Ben Axelrod, Chris Novak, and Robert O'Neill to discuss CM Punk returning to WWE. The panel talks about Punk's return at Survivor Series, potential future Punk storylines, Triple H bringing Punk back into the company, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews former NFL quarterback, and host of "The Sean Salisbury Show," Sean Salisbury. Jessica and Sean discuss a wide range of topics including C.J. Stroud being an MVP candidate, Aaron Rodgers coming back, remembering John Clayton, and more.

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Last week, ESPN BET made its official launch with Penn Entertainment as they rebrand from Barstool. ESPN's latest embrace of sports gambling is being seen throughout the sports industry, and host Jessica Kleinschmidt talked to Awful Announcing writer and sports betting hobbyist Ben Axelrod on a live episode of Short and to the Point.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews MLB, NBA, and NFL broadcaster Adam Amin. Jessica and Adam discuss a wide range of topics including having the versatility to call a variety of sports, trying to make local fans happy as a national broadcaster, working the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Mack Brown having to leave mid-game while on commentary, and more.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews Marcas Grant from NFL Network. Jessica and Marcas discuss a wide range of topics including becoming a fantasy football analyst, calling too many players the GOAT, the increased value of the tight end position in fantasy, and more.

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Immediately after the Texas Rangers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-7 in Game 4 of the World Series, host Jessica Kleinschmidt gave her thoughts on the Rangers taking a 3-1 lead in the series. She discussed how both teams performed in the World Series so far, and shared what each team needs to do to win this year's World Series.

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Host Jessica Kleinschmidt interviews Scott Braun, host of "Foul Territory" and formerly of MLB Network. Jessica and Scott discuss a wide range of topics including having more freedom to discuss baseball topics on "Foul Territory," A.J. Pierzynski calling out BS, working with Ken Rosenthal, and more.

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