Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre

Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre

Fox Sports’ Jason McIntyre sets the agenda for the day by providing bold opinions on the biggest stories in sports including the day’s biggest sports betting topics. Straight Fire also features insiders and newsmakers as contributing guests.... Show More

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March 5, 2021 36 min
On today's episode, Jason does a deep dive into the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to bring Ben Roethlisberger back for the 2021 season. On one hand, the pay cut Big Ben took to stay in Pittsburgh should help the Steelers bring back a few key free agents and re-build the offensive line. On the other, even with Roethlisberger coming back, are you really that confident that the Steelers will be Super Bowl contenders in 2021? P...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things with a deep dive into the early returns on Charlotte Hornets rookie phenom LaMelo Ball. Two weeks ago when we had NBA legend Muggsy Bogues on the show he compared Ball to Jason Kidd and Penny Hardaway; Now, there's folks in the basketball world comparing him to Magic Johnson. Either way, the Hornets point guard appears destined for superstardom as he's already turned Charlotte into...
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On today's episode, Jason shares his thoughts on the Houston Rockets' decision to retire James Harden's jersey so quickly after he forced his way out of town and left the franchise in ruins in the process. Say what you want about Harden's exit but the ends justified the means as Harden is now on the best team in the Eastern Conference. Moreover, anybody who says that Harden's messy divorce from the Rockets shoul...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a quick thought on JJ Watt's decision to sign with the Arizona Cardinals. The move sent shockwaves through the football world given that nobody in the NFL media seemed to even have the Cardinals as a finalist. Producer Rob G says Watt is a fraud for saying he wanted to go to a contender only to sign with a cellar-dweller for the biggest payday, while Jason argues that Watt is ...
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On today's episode, Producer Rob G joins Jason for a little wall-to-wall NBA conversation. First, it's clear that the Los Angeles Clippers still lack the clutch gene necessary to become a legitimate title contenders. They folded like a cheap tent down the stretch on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks, just like they did against the Denver Nuggets in The Bubble last season. They're frauds. Period. All of these leads to o...
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February 27, 2021 122 min
Jason McIntyre defends Russell Wilson for venting his frustration with the Seahawks organization and argues for the Dallas Cowboys to make an offer for the 32 year-old QB. He blasts Brandon Ingram for lying to the media when speaking about his teammate, Zion Williamson. He speaks with Celtics analyst Brian Scalabrine for insight on what the Celtics need to do in order to turn their season around and challenge the Nets in the East. ...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off by sharing his thoughts on the report in The Athletic detailing the growing rift between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. On one hand, the Seahawks have been a winning franchise the entirety of Wilson's career so it's odd that he would want out; On the other, Seattle has done a mediocre job at best building the roster around Wilson ever since he signed his contract exte...
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On today's episode, Jason shares a quick thought on the reveal of the Los Angeles Lakers' schedule entering the second half of the season. It is absolutely brutal. If there was ever any concern about LeBron James running himself into the ground before the playoffs start it's only going to be amplified in the second half. The Lakers have 8 back-to-back games; it almost feels like the NBA is punishing The King for being s...
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On today's episode, Jason does a deep dive into the motor vehicle incident that may have prematurely ended Tiger Woods professional golf career. Tiger became the face of the sport during a time when most younger folks couldn't care less about golf. Tiger changed that; He made golf cool for the people under 30. We're all wishing him a speedy recovery. Later, Jason shares a quick thought on the NBA All-Star reserves and t...
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On today’s episode, Jason kicks things off by doing into a deep dive into the evolution of James Harden. In basketball, just as in life, there’s no such thing as success or failure; each moment is just a stepping-stone to something else. In Houston, we were quick to call Harden a failure because he was unable to get over the hump and get to the NBA Finals. But maybe, all of the lessons he learned about winning and losing are what l...
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On today’s episode, Jason kicks things off by sharing his thoughts on a recent study that lists Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry is the most polarizing player in the NBA. Steph has a persona and a style of play that resonates with the younger generation, so on the on surface, it would seem odd to suggest that he’d be anything other than the well-liked. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll notice that some sports fans start...
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February 20, 2021 127 min
Jason McIntyre throws a wet blanket on the Carson Wentz trade and explains why the Colts are not better off than they were last year. He defends Jalen Johnson’s decision to “quit” on his Duke teammates and compares the Brooklyn Nets to super teams of recent memory. Plus, appearances by sports gambling expert Preston Johnson, Eagles insider John McMullen, FS1 NBA Analyst Ric Bucher and former Broncos safety Nick Ferguson!  Learn mo...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off by sharing his thoughts on the blockbuster trade in the NFL that saw Carson Wentz dealt from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts. On the surface, it would appear to be a clear win for Indy, but dig a little deeper and the move seems like a wash for both sides. The Colts are more likely to miss the playoffs altogether in 2021 than they are to suddenly become a Super Bowl c...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things with some quick thoughts on Wednesday night's NBA action. Have you noticed how offensively skilled guys are these days? Damian Lillard scored another clutch bucket to cement himself as a legitimate MVP contender; Steph Curry drilled a step back three in overtime to salt away the Warriors' 4th win in 5 games; even guys like Damontas Sabonis and Davis Bertans dropped 35+. Please...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a quick thought on the Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game without Anthony Davis. LeBron James was awesome, as usual. but he did play way too many minutes. The Lakers can't afford to run LeBron in the ground while they're trying to tread water without AD. On the bright side, newcomers Dennis Schroder and Montrezl Harrell appear re...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off by sharing his thoughts on a recent Boston Globe column which suggests that Tom Brady deserves credit for inspiring guys like Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson to force their teams to surround them with better talent. The premise is 100% accurate, but isn't it also true that many in the sports media crucify LeBron James for doing the same in the NBA? Why does Brady get celebrated f...
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On today’s episode, Jason does a deep dive into Kyrie Irving stating that over the weekend that James Harden – not himself – would be the Brooklyn Nets’ point guard for the rest of the season. While most of the basketball world praised Kyrie for willingly taking a backseat to Harden, Jason isn’t so sure it’s going to work long-term. The last time Kyrie wasn’t the focal point of his team’s offense was during his final years in Cleve...
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February 13, 2021 124 min
Jason McIntyre explains why the media seems to ‘have it out’ for Urban Meyer and questions if the legendary college football coach will be able to adapt to the NFL. He says that the NFL should take the advice of star quarterbacks and let them in on personnel decisions. Jason shares his thoughts on why Super Bowl ratings were down this year. Jason congratulates the Texans for surpassing his Jets as the biggest dumpster fire in the N...
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On today's episode, Jason kicks things off by sharing his thoughts on Urban Meyer's controversial hire of Chris Doyle as the Jacksonville Jaguars new director of sport performance. Doyle left the Iowa Hawkeyes program last year under a cloud of allegations involving racism and bullying of black college football players. On the surface the hire seems like a bad one, but dig a little deeper and it's clear that Meyer made ...
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On today's episode, 3x NBA champion, sports agent and media personality BJ Armstrong swings by for an extended conversation with Jason to discuss the New York Knicks decision to trade for his client Derrick Rose and his potential fit on a young up-and-coming roster, why he's so impressed by the bounce-back year Steph Curry is having thus far, why the removal of the hand-check rule is arguably the most impactful rule change ...
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