Nothing Personal with David Samson

Nothing Personal with David Samson

NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: www.youtube.com/@npds

Episodes

May 24, 2024 51 mins
Today’s word of the day is ’owners meetings’ as in Rob Manfred as in MLB as in umpires as in jerseys as in Athletics as in Nike as in Sacramento as in robots as in Ballys. These latest owners meetings were packed with great quotes from the commissioner. (17:20) Let’s talk about Ticketmaster. The Department of Justice has sued Live Nation Entertainment. What happens now? No more crazy fees? (29:05) Review: Survivor 46. (33:10) The B...
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Today’s word of the day is ’7 billion’ as in NBA as in ESPN as in Amazon as in NBC as TNT. Is TNT left out of the NBA game because it got a little too cocky? What does this mean for the players? What does this mean for the WNBA? (15:36) The NHL and NBA playoffs are going on right now. The Panthers took down the Rangers at MSG. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks held off the Timberwolves in the NBA. (29:45) Review: Parenthood. (33:45) Wh...
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Today’s word of the day is ’Hader Rules’ as in Josh Hader as in rules to pitching as in the Brewers as in the Padres as in the Astros as in arbitration. What were the Hader Rules and could any other MLB player use them? (17:05) The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 vs the Pacers in OT. A thriller! (27:01) NPPOD. (31:28) Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. (35:31) Is the NFL finally entering the modern world? Is it time we finally retire the cha...
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Today’s word of the day is ’aces wild’ as starting pitchers as in aces as in top of rotation guys as in Chris Sale as in Gerrit Cole as in Kodai Senga. Let’s give some health updates! We’ll start with Chris Sale. He has been lights out these past few weeks. Hasn’t given up a run in 20 straight innings. Past 5 starts have been close to perfect. (14:45) Gerrit Cole is still on the IL. He’s trying to find his way back from an elbow is...
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Today’s word of the day is ’home court disadvantage’ as in Game 7 as in NBA Playoffs as in Pacers as in Knicks as in Timberwolves as in Nuggets. The Pacers crushed the Knicks to advance. Shooting a record percentage from the field. Knicks had no response. And I was there to witness it. (7:11) The Denver Nuggets blew it. 20 point lead at home in a Game 7 and they lost to the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns and R...
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Today’s word of the day is ’exceptional circumstances’ as in Scottie Scheffler as in arrested as in PGA Championship. What!? (9:10) Is Juan Soto going to be a Yankee for life? That’s what Hal Steinbrenner said. Why would he say that!? Never say that! (21:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is going on with Steve Cohen and the Mets? Sellers? (32:45) Review: One Life. (37:20) It’s time to talk some hockey! Go Rangers Go! Brad Marc...
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Today’s word of the day is ’addicted’ as in my phone as in as in 3am chat room conversations with Apple. (4:50) Alright, time to get to the NFL. We had schedule releases, but first let’s chat about Harrison Butker again. The NFL commented on his thoughts. What was interesting about the schedule? Who runs primetime? Who isn’t part of these games? (14:30) NFL on Netflix on Christmas. Football all the time. Football! Football! Footbal...
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Today’s word of the day is ’prowl’ as in on the prowl as in Nuggets as in the Knicks as in playoff basketball. Nikola Jokic is incredible. He dominated the DPOY in Rudy Gobert. Rudy Gobert also had to pay a big fine for doing the money gesture at the refs! (12:00) Knicks fever! Get excited! One win away from a conference finals! (16:13) Caitlin Clark debuted in the WNBA. It was a shaky start for sure. 10 turnovers. Fever lost by 21...
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Today’s word of the day is ’greedy’ as in the NFL as in schedule release as in kickoff games as in networks as in Tom Brady as in Patrick Mahomes. The NFL continues to just win every offseason. It’s ridiculous! (11:05) LeBron James was wining it up at the Cavaliers playoff game last night. But it’s time to talk about Bronny James. Is he worth a draft pick? He was cleared medically by the NBA. (18:35) The Boston Celtics took a 3-1 s...
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Today’s word of the day is ’debut’ as in first career start as in Paul Skenes as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in top prospects. Skenes made his first start against the Cubs and it was insane. One of the worst pitching innings in baseball happened after Skenes was removed. (8:11) Kodai Senga injury update! (14:30) The Yankees are heating up. Aaron Judge is heating up. Panic down. (17:00) Seth Lugo is performing at an elite level for...
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Today’s word of the day is ’full support’ as in Frank Vogel as in Mat Ishbia as in the Phoenix Suns as in Kevin Durant as in Devin Booker. Vogel gets fired after one season. Signed a monster contract and that’s that. Booker and Durant keep cycling through coaches. What is happening? (12:30) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Hornets hiring an ast. coach from the Celtics who are in the playoffs. (18:23) We have...
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Today’s word of the day is ’anticipation’ as in the Pittsburgh Pirates as in Paul Skenes. His time has come. He throws gas. He could be the next great. Why are the Pirates calling him up now? Why not wait? (11:20) Ippei Mizuhara will plead guilty to federal crimes. He used $17 million of Shohei Ohtani’s money to pay off gambling debts. What a wild case this has been. (19:30) The New York Knicks have done it again! 2-0 series lead. ...
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Today’s word of the day is ’prophetic’ as in the Houston Astros as in dynasty as in Dana Brown as in when is it time to move on. The Astros have been bad this year. Pitching has been horrendous. Verlander is getting rocked. 11 games under .500. 0-5 vs the Yankees this season. Bu the GM says the team is too good to sell! (11:00) Shota Imanaga and Yoshinobu Yamamoto have found their grooves. Let’s talk about the contracts. Let’s talk...
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Today’s word of the day is ’preordained’ as in determined as in fate as in the Knicks won another thrilling finish against the Pacers in Game 1. The officiating was very questionable. The calls were very close. Some of them seemed like a joke. Is the NBA behind this? (9:20) The Timberwolves crushed the Nuggets. What a defensive effort. The reigning champs are down 2-0 now. Woof. (12:31) Pat Riley gave his end-of-season presser on t...
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Today’s word of the day is ’future’ as in the Miami Marlins as in the San Diego Padres as in Luis Arráez has been traded already. It’s only May! Why would the Marlins do this now? What does this mean for the team’s future? Why did the Padres make this move so soon? (15:40) The Lakers have fired Darvin Ham. Two seasons is all he got. Why did LeBron James do this? (19:55) Alek Manoah returned for the Blue Jays and he got rocked. Blue...
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Today’s word of the day is ’40’ as in 40 points as in Jalen Brunson as in 3-straight games with 40 points as in goodbye 76ers. The process is over. Joel Embiid’s season is done again. (8:15) The Bucks have been eliminated by the Pacers. The Pacers have done it to the Bucks all season. Patrick Beverly is going to get fined big. Doc Rivers was a waste. Giannis was hurt. And Dame wasn’t enough. (17:10) NPPOD. (19:26) Another update on...
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Today’s word of the day is ’spooked’ as in scary hours as in the Knicks as in the Sixers as in playoff basketball! Sixers owners and old owners have purchased tickets to keep out Knicks fans! WHAT? How do you feel about this? (14:00) The Mavericks crushed the Clippers in Game 5. Where was Kawhi Leonard? (16:55) The Celtics gave the Heat a beatdown. Series over. Celtics move on. Is it time for the Heat to move on? (19:14) NPPOD. (20...
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Today’s word of the day is ’17.2-20.3’ as in the percentage of the season that has past in MLB so far. April is over. First month of the season already done. Let’s go over top storylines, biggest surprises, and biggest disappointments! (8:55) What have the biggest surprises of April been? (14:30) What have the biggest disappointments been? (22:05) Mike Trout is injured again. Always. This time it’s his knee. (32:30) Review: The Who...
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Today’s word of the day is ’ham-mered’ as in Darvin Ham is likely gone as in LeBron James can’t beat the Nuggets as in what are the Lakers going to do. Why would they invest in 40-year old LeBron? Why would they draft Bronny James? (14:10) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about Bob Bakish and what’s going on at Paramount. (21:30) It’s time to talk about the Athletics again. Always the A’s. (31:00) Review: An American ...
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