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 am740theGame... Show More

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This weekend has a couple of ranked teams facing off but there are also some opportunities for teams to pick up some style points if they win big. Marc talks about how this weekend will be one the playoff committee will pay attention to when it comes to figuring out who the real contenders are.

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October 18, 2019

UCF Football broadcaster Gary Parris joins the show to preview this weekends matchup for the UCF against ECU. He and Marc discuss what the expectations will be for the rest of the season and if there could be any rust for the Knights after having been off for 2 weeks.

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Mike O'Donnell joins the show to talk some college hoops, John Calipari screaming up the NBA Draft, and how good will the AAC be and he shares some predictions on the new NBA season.

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Austin Lyon of Spectrum Sports joins the show to not only recap some high school football games but previews on the ones happening tonight.

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As the NBA still deals with the fallout of the Daryl Morey tweet about China but some players that were on the trip missed out on sponsorship money. Is there a chance that the players could sue the league or China? Richard Hale joins the show to discuss that and other sports legal news.

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The former NFL agent Joel Corry joins the show discuss Patrick Mahomes injury, what quarterbacks (Cam Newton) may not get their jobs back, and the Dolphins strategy to lose.

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Andrew Muscato the film producer discusses his project for the Athletic "Failure to Disclose" - a look inside UNC's athletic department and its concussion research and what it has been hiding.

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We are past the midway point of the college football season and although the most important poll, the College Football Playoff rankings aren't out yet the race for the top 4 team is still wide open. Marc talks about you can make a case that there a number of teams from big time conferences that could finish the season undefeated.

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In less than a week the 2019-2020 NBA season will begin! Just ahead of the newest season tipping off the NBA GM participated in the annual survey answering varying questions like: team likely to win the NBA Finals, MVP, and most impactful move. Marc and Scott run through the results, also if you are Knicks fan then you aren't well represented.

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Every off season it seems that there is some story that will lead people to scream that "there is no way Roger Goodell can keep his job" well spoiler alert he is still in charge of the NFL. Marc talks about Goodell is doing his job, taking the brunt of all the issues facing the league and helping the shield survive and along the way putting more and more money into the pockets of the team owners.

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We've seen football leagues come and go, the original XFL and most recently the AAFL. But what if they decided to bring the fans more into the picture. Patrick Hruby joins the show to talk about his latest story on a football league where you call the shots...and plays and more.

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It goes without saying but the Miami Dolphins are a mess, and now they've announced that they are going back to Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. This leads Marc to wonder what the plan is for the 'Phins, are they just taking for Tua? Is that a wise decision when many "draft experts" aren't sure he is the right signal-caller to build around.

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In one week the Orlando Magic will kickoff the regular season against the Miami Heat! Josh Robbins The Athletic's beat writer for the Orlando Magic breaks down the pre-season and what to watch for the hometown team.

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Every sports team has a rival but for some you might not realize that your team has more than one rival. Joe Cobbs one of the co-founders of KnowRivalry.com explains how you can find out your team's biggest rival and how they determine the biggest rivalries.

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Cam Mellor the Pro Football Focus college football analyst breaks down the year QBs Joe Burrow and Tua are having and who else has built a Heisman resume.

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Well after weeks of waiting it finally happened, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded Jalen Ramsey. Marc talks about how for all franchises in sports for the most part great teams don't lose great players, they will always do whatever it takes to keep them. Then Marc gives his thoughts on the statement that Tom Coughlin released explaining why the franchise made the trade of the star cornerback.

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Yahoo's senior writer Daniel Roberts joins the show to discuss LeBron James tweet and ongoing NBA/China saga. Then he talk his recent sit down with Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan.

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Evan Drellich The Athletic's baseball writer joins the show and shares his thoughts on MLB Playoffs and baseball's problem with its own ball. Then he and Marc talk about baseball players and opioids in response to the Tyler Skaggs situation and if MLB will work to add more testing.

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After waiting a few weeks LeBron James finally weighed in on the Daryl Morey tweets about China and the fallout the NBA has had to endure. Marc talks about how the comments James just sounded short-sighted and was basically just reading talking points provided by the NBA.

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Aside from all the talk about quarterbacks both on the field and off the field due to injury one of the biggest topics when it comes to the NFL has been referees and missed calls. Marc wonders after more controversy rocked the Monday Night Football game, what do we want from NFL referees? Is it just consistent calls?

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