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May 6, 2021 172 min
On Thursday's Beckles & Recher, we are one day closer to the weekend and stoked about the performance of our #ChampaBay teams! But we start with perhaps the biggest story in sports: the bloodbath on Broadway, in more ways that one, and we discuss that and more NHL with ESPN senior writer Greg Wyshynski. The legendary Phil Esposito joins us to discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning's improved play as of late, including Wednesda...
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On Thursday, Beckles & Recher chat with NHL Hall-of-Famer and Lightning founder Phil Esposito! Phil gives his thoughts on Tom Wilson not getting a suspension for his shenanigans against the Rangers on Tuesday and doesn't like what went down in Thursday's rematch. Phil also gives his thoughts on the Rangers also cleaning the management house, and equates former team president John Davidson's firing to his own firing ...
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May 6, 2021 4 min
On Thursday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles says the NHL got it all wrong and now has egg on its face, while Jay Recher asks what's going on with Kyrie Irving? Which heater is YOUR favorite?
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Beckles & Recher welcome Tampa Bay Rays special assistant for baseball operations Denard Span to Thursday's show! The boys talk a little baseball, including topics such as how he's been enjoying retirement, and thoughts on Albert Pujols after he was DFAd on Thursday. Then they get down to the real reason Denard is joining us: The Denard Span Foundation is announcing its Summer Kick Off Fundraiser! There are incentives ...
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ESPN senior hockey writer Greg Wyshynski joins the "progrum" Thursday afternoon to discuss the wild Wednesday for the New York Rangers as well as other hockey news and notes. Greg thinks that other things also were at play as the Rangers looked for revenge. Also buried in Wednesday's shenanigans was the firings of Rangers' GM Jeff Gorton and team President John Davidson, and Greg says it had nothing to do with the T...
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May 5, 2021 166 min
Wednesdays on Beckles & Recher, we usually have a little fun playing a few games to help us get over the hump, and today was no different! First up, a little Name That Tune with Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson! And while we didn't play any games with Rays Radio pre- and post-game show host Neil Solondz, the guys did have fun chatting about the Rays! Another game we play on Wednesdays is the Birthday Challenge, where we se...
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May 5, 2021 12 min
This week on the Birthday Challenge, we feature the birthdays of the following people, born the week of May 2 through May 8! Today, we celebrate famous athletes, actors, a rocker's ex, an environmentalist, and a local woman who made it big! Play along with us!
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May 5, 2021 3 min
On Wednesday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles says it's tough to have patience with NFL quarterbacks, while Jay Recher introduces us to another Super League...in Golf? Which heater is YOUR favorite?
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Ian and Jay chat with Rays Radio pre-and post-game host Neil Solondz about the state of the team after two big road wins in Anaheim! We open with the breaking news that Pete Fairbanks is off the IL and Diego Castillo is on with right-groin tightness. The guys also break down how a manager has to handle a pitching staff during a long season and note that it is affecting how they currently set up their rotation. Also Neil touches on ...
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Lightning Insider Erik Erlendsson is back in studio on Wednesday, looking ahead to Stars-Bolts and playing a little Name That Tune. The guys discuss whether the team's defensive troubles are a thing of the past, and what the key has been for the turnaround. A huge plus for the team was obtaining three of four points this past weekend in Detroit without Andrei Vasilevskiy even making the trip! Also, updates on both Steven Stamko...
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May 4, 2021 172 min
On Tuesday's Beckles & Recher, we celebrate Jay Recher's birthday talking about the things he loves, and that mostly involves sports! And we do, with guests who represent all of Tampa Bay's pro teams, starting with Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino! Then we have our weekly chat on the Bolts with Bobby "The Chief" Taylor! Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht calls in to discuss all things Bucs, and we close o...
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Beckles & Recher welcome Bally Sports Sun Tampa Bay Rays color analyst Brian Anderson on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the up-and-down Rays team of 2021. Brian expresses his frustration at umpires who are missing obvious strikes, even though we may be spoiled by the K-Zone we see on television. On Tyler Glasnow, Brian sees vast improvement from last season, and even makes a prediction regarding Tyler's future. Brian also has...
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Ian and Jay have the honor of speaking with Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the team's 2021 NFL Draft as well as all the machinations it took to bring back the entire Super Bowl 55 Championship team! Jason tells us there wasn't one moment when he knew that everyone would come back, and is thisclose to actually accomplishing all the team's offseason goals! Jason also gets ...
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May 4, 2021 4 min
On Tuesday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles hates reality ... TV, that is, while Jay Recher feels so fortunate to have a Tampa "family" to share his birthday with! Which heater is YOUR favorite?
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Bally Sports Sun Tampa Bay Lightning analyst Bobby "The Chief" Taylor joins Ian and Jay Tuesday afternoon to discuss all things Bolts! Bobby is encouraged by the team's recent defensive efforts to clean up opponents shots on goal, but is concerned about the recent play of the power play unit, which will get some help upon the returns of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. Chief also discusses some of the lines that have...
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Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino joins Beckles and Recher on Tuesday from Anaheim as the Rays prepare to play the Angels in the second game of their four-game series! Mike tells us what it's like to catch an ace like Tyler Glasnow, who is even more dangerous with his new third pitch. He also fills us in on his relationship with Kevin Cash who, as a former catcher, can offer different points of view. Mike is very happy to be f...
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May 3, 2021 175 min
Kicking off the first full week of May on Beckles & Recher, with lots of talk on the NFL Draft and the Tampa Bay Rays losing two of three to the Houston Astros over the weekend. To discuss the latter, stpete9.com's Steve Carney joins us to see what the Rays need to do to turn those bats around. For the former, we have Mark Cook of PewterReport.com on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft haul and what the future holds for the team...
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PewterReport.com's Mark Cook joins Beckles & Recher on Monday to recap the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' NFL Draft and to start looking forward to OTAs as we start the month of May! Mark talks about the team's quarterback situation and if the Bucs will carry three on the opening day roster. Mark, a bonafide Gator Hater, gives praise to Kyle Trask and thinks the Bucs made a solid choice in the second round! Mark also shares ...
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May 3, 2021 3 min
On Monday's Halftime Heat, Ian Beckles found a Buccaneers treasure down a You Tube wormhole, while Jay Recher explains why Tom Brady is still the king of sports! Which heater is YOUR favorite?
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