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: https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson

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September 15, 2021 48 min
Today’s word of the day is ‘technicality’ as Ryan Braun and Manny Ramirez careers are up for debate. Braun announced his retirement from baseball. Steroid user. (14:20) Manny Ramirez is back in the news talking about the Hall of Fame. Steroid user. What is their legacy? What should the legacy be for people who cheated the game? (24:05) Review: No Man of God. (27:00) The New Orleans Saints have a slight outbreak. The coaches are pos...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘violation’ as in athletes should not be representing themselves — if you’re ever in trouble, call a lawyer — if you’re buying a house, call a lawyer — if you’re getting married, call a lawyer. Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson does not have an agent. Lamar Jackson does not have a new contract. (10:55) The Denver Broncos are the ugliest ownership drama in sports. Jeff Bezos and Jay-Z might be bidding agai...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘badly’ as in we played bad, you played bad, everyone is playing bad! As in the Green Bay Packers got smoked the New Orleans Saints and new starter Jameis Winston — So what happened? Matt LaFleur said the team was embarrassed — Aaron Rodgers said they all played bad. Uh oh. — A quick talk about the WFT sewage water disaster in Washington, that wasn’t sewage water — back to the Packers. (9:30) Trevor Bauer...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘9/11’ as in remember September 11, 2001. It’s been 20 years. We’ve told this story before, but it’s good mentally to continue sharing these stories. Working in baseball during this time — let me explain how MLB acted when Commissioner Bud Selig heard the news. (23:10) Review: Untold - Crime and Penalties. (27:55) Red Sox player Hunter Renfroe went on a radio show yesterday and spoke out against MLB. He a...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘Otesaga’ as in the biggest place to be one day out of the year as in the hotel in Cooperstown, NY where all the baseball Hall of Fame players and people stay. Let’s talk about the enshrinements yesterday and give some good HOF stories. (15:20) Review: Vacation Friends. (19:20) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Ben Roethlisberger speaking out demanding the Steelers pay TJ Watt. Watt is ...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘resolved itself’ as in the injury has been fixed as in no surgery needed as in Mets prez Sandy Alderson said don’t worry about Jacob deGrom’s elbow because the UCL issue ‘resolved itself’. Interesting. Where was this news months ago? Let’s talk about why organizations hide injury news so much. (12:15) Fernando Tatis Jr says he might get surgery, playing in the outfield is temporary, he’ll return back to ...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘heart’ as in deep in the heart of Texas as in the Houston Texans have named a starter as in Tyrod Taylor, not Deshaun Watson. What? How? Why? Let’s talk about why the NFL has yet to put Deshaun Watson on the Commissioner’s List and why Watson is on the roster, but not playing. (12:30) Shelby Rogers and Sloane Stephens opened up about the amount of online abuse and bullying they received after US Open los...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘stop’ as in stop in the name of COVID. One of the craziest events in sports happened in Brazil. Federal police and health officials ran onto field and tried to arrest four players from Argentina over failed covid protocols. The players were supposed to be deported, weren’t, tried to played, and madness ensued. (11:45) The San Francisco Giants are in trouble. Not on the field. On the field the team just t...
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You ever have some Big League Chew? The bubble gum choice of every baseball player ever? Well, Rob Nelson was the guy who invented the gum! He joins us for a Samson Sit-Down and talks Big League Chew origin stories, his one professional game, traveling the world, and more fun! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Today’s word of the day is ‘100 percent’ as in completed as in done as in work is finished as in the vaccine. We know, we know. You’re tired of hearing about the vaccine, but stick with us. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at 100% vaccinated. The Atlanta Falcons are at 100% vaccinated. What about the Indianapolis Colts? Let’s just ask Carson Wentz and Darius Leonard. (14:10) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if the Seattle...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘snoring’ as in sleep as in passed out as in Mets acting GM Zack Scott was arrested for drunk driving after falling asleep at a red light. Just another awful situation for the Mets. The GM was fired for being a creep, the players were booed for giving thumbs down, the star studded rotation has all been hurt, and now this. Just more nonsense under Sandy Alderson and Steve Cohen’s watch. (9:45) The Washingt...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘sorry’ as in sorry for messing up as in we apologize for what we did as in Javy Baez and Francisco Lindor said sorry for the thumbs down fiasco. Why is this necessary? Stop tweeting and just win, baby! Mets fans booed Baez… he scores on a play to walk it off and the crowd goes crazy! That’s it! (7:55) Al Leiter and John Smoltz won’t get vaccinated so MLB Network is sending them home, but letting them wor...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘high character’ as in being a positive role model as in the best of the best as in the Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores says he’s not interested in Deshaun Watson because he’s not a good fit for the team. All reports say the Dolphins are in on a Watson trade, if possible. What’s happening here? (13:15) The Los Angeles Angels are tragic. The team is wasting not one, but two, generation talents. Mike...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘boo’ as in booing as in the NPDS sound of the day as in players getting booed, executives getting booed, ghost saying boo, all of the boos! Javy Baez said he’s giving thumbs down to fans for booing. The Mets say this is unacceptable. Steve Cohen continues to tweet through it. The Mets are an embarrassment. (14:30) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if owners meetings ever talked about prevent...
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August 27, 2021 32 min
Julius Erving joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. Dr. J talks Big 3, his time with the Philadelphia 76ers, his history in the ABA/NBA, differences between today’s game and when he played, and who would be on his All-time Big 3 team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 27, 2021 33 min
Gary Payton joins Nothing Personal for a Samson Sit-Down. Payton talks Big 3 playoffs, what got him into coaching, becoming the coach at Lincoln University, his time with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, and what it was like to win an NBA title with the Miami Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Today’s word of the day is ‘suspense’ as in on the edge of your seat as in anticipation as in Kyle Shanahan has yet to name a starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers. It’s either overpaid Jimmy Garolopolo or 3rd overall pick Trey Lance. Shanahan said sorry, but not sorry! He knows who the starter is, but won’t be telling anyone soon. (10:45) The Philadelphia Phillies are in bad shape so Davilas Dombrowski did what he does best… fir...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘megalomaniac’ as in the NFL as in new rules were released via a memo from the league that will prevent the media from entering the locker room. Team-affiliated media members are allowed in. All other media members, sorry. Why would Roger Goodell allow this? (12:55) So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me about Nerlens Noel suing agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Uh oh. Paul is the agent and best f...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘relieved’ as in you’re fired as in please hand in your clubhouse key and ID as fans must be relived because the season has been saved! What are we talking about? The San Diego Padres have fired pitching coach Larry Rothchild. Why? (12:25) More news has been filtering out about what really happened to Tyler Skaggs. The LA Times released unsealed documents about just how horrible former Angels employee Eri...
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Today’s word of the day is ‘together’ as in it was the first time since March 16, 2020 that Coca and I were in the same room. Let’s talk quickly about my trip to Iceland then we’ll get to the goods. (3:00) We start things off with Steve Cohen and the New York Mets. The team can’t hit. The team can’t pitch. The team can’t win. Steve Cohen’s Twitter account has been critical. His locker room rah-rah speech didn’t work. Now what? (14:...
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