The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports

The Beat of Sports with the voice of UCF Sports Marc Daniels. Delivering sports the way you like it - Weekdays 9a-12p on FM 96.9 The Game

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May 13, 2021 14 min
The Lions look to remain one of the few unbeaten in Major League Soccer when they head to the nations capital to take on DC United. Miguel Gallardo joins the show to talk about the performance by Pedro Gallese against NYCFC, the play of Chris Mueller this season and look ahead to the opponent on Sunday night.
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With the Green Bay Packers looking a very interesting offseason when it comes to the quarterback position they decided to add some depth with signing Blake Bortles. This move led to many criticizing the former Knight but Marc takes the opportunity to defending Bortles and runs through the amount of coaches the QB had during his career.
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Yesterday the A's owner threatened to move team out of Oakland to [throws dart at map] to gain leverage from the city, and this led to speculation to where they could move to. Neil deMause joins the show to talk about this decision by the Athletics, as well as what at the Rays might be thinking as well.
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On June 1st in numerous states across the country including Florida and several SEC ones, we will see name, image and likeness laws go into affect, but what will this look like? Kristi Dosh joins the show to talk about what the first few days will look like for athletes, and college football players in particular.
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At the NBA Trade Deadline the Magic made major moves and traded several of their veteran players and for young assets. Keith Smith joins the show to talk about how the players that Orlando acquired have done down the stretch. Then he and Marc recap last nights Knicks-Lakers match up, talk the battle for a playoff spot in the East, and who in the West is the best.
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The reporter are out about the impending sale of Orlando City SC, the Pride and stadium to the Wilf family, so what are they like as team owners? Andy Greder joins the show to talk about how the Wilfs have fun the Minnesota Vikings, were always willing to spend money, and why they are so interested in getting involved with a soccer franchise.
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Well we all wondered if it would happen and on Monday it became official, Tim Tebow has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a Tight End. Marc talks about how he doesn't understand this decision by Urban Meyer, doesn't believe this is a move for the locker room and thinks Tebow will be cut before the season begins. He also wonders why anyone thinks this decision is smart especially in his first year with a rookie quarter...
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Just recently the state of Florida got an agreement with the Seminole Tribe when it comes to gaming, but are there more hurdles than people realize? Daniel Wallach joins the show to discuss the federal-defying, land-extending Florida gaming compact. He brings legal insights on the compact’s flawed mobile sports betting structure and the pari-mutuel nullifying ‘Trojan Horse” severability clause.
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Per multiple report it looks like Orlando City SC and the other properties will be sold from Flávio Augusto da Silva to the Wilf family, who own the Minnesota Vikings. Marc talks about what a move would mean not only for the Lions (hint very good thing) but also the city in the downtown area.
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Bob Baffert has come under fire in recent years. He has had five horses test positive for banned substances in just over a year and the story is the same. It's not his fault. He claims he is innocent. He points fingers at others and his latest excuse is that he has no idea how Medina Spirit failed a test. Barry Abrams joins the show to talk about this latest scandal, what it means for the sport, and what happens at the next rac...
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It's a situation that many teams in the NBA have found themselves in, they can't win and so they decided to lose as many games as possible to get a high draft pick. Jake FIscher joins the show to talk about his new book, Built to Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League Forever.
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May 7, 2021 20 min
He's been an MVP candidate for much of the season and one of the best big men in the NBA, but what makes Nikola Jokic so good? Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk about the skillset for Jokic, then he and Marc discuss the career for Russell Westbrook.
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After a decade with the Angels, Pujols will still be in Cooperstown when he is done playing. But his decade out west led to one playoff appearance and zero wins. While he continued to hit home runs, Pujols was never the same player he was with the Cardinals. Hitting .198, and a shell of what he once was, the Angels are parting ways with the slugger. Marc looks back on the career of Pujols and compares that with his teammate Mike Tr...
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They are two teams that came into Major League Soccer at the same time and this weekend they will square off against each other for the first time since the epic playoff match in 2020. Evan Weston joins the show talks about the Lions taking on the Pigeons, what Tesho Akindele brings to the attack, and some players that deserve more attention.
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Ever since it came out just before the draft that Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to return to Green Bay there have been rumors about where he could end up or if he will quit football to host Jeopardy. But as Marc explains this all about one thing, money. Rodgers saw what all the other quarterbacks started getting paid and wants in on that action.
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May 6, 2021 16 min
A recent rule change being proposed for college football will alter the way that workouts are handled, the days of two a days will be gone. Marc explains that college football will have to evolve to reflect player safety and that no coach will use this as an excuse for calling their players soft.
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As the pandemic raged, sports were shutdown and many wondered what would happen next. Months later, after planning, teams resumed play in a "bub­ble" at Disney World in a locatoin cut off from the outside world. Ben Golliver author of the book "Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season" was invited to join the players in the bubble and joins the show to talk about what that experience was like.
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Wit the Magic looking at top picks in the NBA Draft this raises the question of the future of players currently on the roster. Josh Robbins joins the show to talk about if we will see Terrance Ross play again this season, what the ceiling is for Cole Anthony, and why Wendell Carter is starting over Mo Bamba.
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Every time the Orlando Magic win a game over the last few weeks some in the fan base are excited about the future but so many complain because it hurts their chances at getting a top pick in the NBA Draft, but does it really? Mike Tuck explains that as we've seen over the last few years that just by having the worst record in the NBA is not a guarantee at winning the lottery.
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After 3 days the NFL Draft is in the books for 2021, so how did our in-state colleges fare when it comes to their players being draft? Matt Murschel joins the show to talk about the NFL Draft, then he and Marc discuss Urban Meyer adjusting to life in the NFL. Plus they talk about the chances that the NCAA could pull some championships from the state over the proposed transgender bill.
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