The Best of The OG with Ovies and Giglio

The Best of The OG with Ovies and Giglio

The OG with Ovies and Giglio airs weekdays from 3 until 6 p.m. on 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, N.C. Host Joe Ovies brings 20 years of sports radio experience to The Triangle and is also our Digital/Streaming Reporter for 99.9 The Fan and Joe Giglio brings 25 years of sports newspaper reporting experience to The Triangle. The daily show podcast can be downloaded anytime after 6 p.m. at, the WRALSportsFan app or subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts.


January 31, 2023 35 min

The ACC basketball season is ramping up as the calendar turns to February, all the big four ACC schools across the State of North Carolina are all in need of wins to get into the NCAA Tournament, but have to make sure they don't suffer any bad losses. Duke faces Wake Forest and UNC this week, while North Carolina also has a matchup against PITT. NC State is also in a 'can't lose' games against Florida State and Geor...

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The ACC announced football schedules for the upcoming season. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out that UNC football head coach Mack Brown said the schedule was 'unfair,' but fail to see where that's the case.

Also, the conversation about the Frank Reich press conference continues as Chris Lea of WRAL Sports joined the show to discuss the press conference, and what owner David Tepper and GM Scott Fitterer had to say ab...

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Before Duke plays UNC basketball this weekend, they have to first face a Wake Forest team that beat them earlier this season. Also, what's the 'temperature' of the rivalry leading up to the first matchup of the season between the two rivals, and the first time Hubert Davis will be coaching against Jon Scheyer.

Also, #HeyJoe questions about the Carolina Hurricanes Stadium Series game at Carter-Finley Stadium, and more.

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The Carolina Panthers introduced Frank Reich officially as their head coach today. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio discuss Reich's presser, and what the expectations are for Reich, what moves he needs to make, and how winning is the only thing that'll truly matter.

They point out that the Carolina Panthers and head coach Frank Reich won't be successful if they don't get the QB position right. They point out that much of ...

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January 30, 2023 34 min

The first matchup of the season between Duke basketball and UNC basketball takes place this Saturday in Durham at Cameron Indoor Stadium. During the Daily Download, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio are joined by Debra Morgan of WRAL to highlight her exclusive interview with former Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and the podcast that will come out with Coach K.

Also, the conversation continues about the biggest headlines for NFL Champion...

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Former NFL WR, and current ESPN Radio host, Harry Douglas shared his thoughts on the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals. He said it's hard to bet against Patrick Mahomes, but also voiced his disappointment of Germaine Pratt of the Cincinnati Bengals for scolding teammate Joseph Ossai after the game.

Douglas also weighs in on the NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and S...

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January 30, 2023 19 min

NC State basketball earned a big comeback win on the road over Wake Forest basketball as the Wolfpack got a big game from DJ Burns.

Also, more questions about officiating in both basketball, and in the AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.

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Are the referees to blame for the final between the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game? Joe Giglio says the officiating was terrible and cost the Bengals the game. Joe Ovies believes complaining about officials is 'loser talk.'

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A discussion came up about the Carolina Hurricanes and the regional sports network, Bally Sports, that broadcasts a majority of their games. Sinclair Broadcasting, who owns Bally Sports, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Will this have an impact long term on how fans will be able to watch the Carolina Hurricanes, and other regional sports teams moving forward?

Also, further conversations about the AFC & NFC Championship game...

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Chris Lea of WRAL and Bomani Jones of ESPN & HBO weighed in on the hiring of Frank Reich to be the Carolina Panthers head coach. They say owner David Tepper is going to have to answer questions as to why Steve Wilks was not hired as head coach.

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Who is the next QB for the Carolina Panthers? With Frank Reich being named the new head coach, the question now turns to QB. Do the Panthers go through the draft, or go free agency?

Also, #HeyJoe questions about the Carolina Hurricanes broadcasts with Bally Sports having issues, social media evolution, and more.

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The conversation about the Carolina Panthers' head coaching hire is just as much about Steve Wilks not getting the job than it is Frank Reich getting it. Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out how this doesn't happen often, but state why the conversation is taking place.

Also, Ovies & Giglio discuss the passing of long-time play-by-play voice Billy Packer, who called many of the biggest games and moments in ACC basketball...

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During What's Trending, the conversation about Frank Reich being hired by the Carolina Panthers continued, including a discussion about what this means for interim head coach Steve Wilks. Joe Ovies points out that Wilks, Brian Flores, and others who have continued lawsuits out against the NFL regarding coaching hires, will continue to monitor the lack of diversity hiring in the NFL.

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January 26, 2023 33 min

The first NFL head coaching hire of the offseason has been made, and it's the Carolina Panthers hiring Frank Reich. Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports joined Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio to break down the hire, and why it was good to not go after Sean Payton.

Jeremy Markovich of the NC Rabbit Hole Newsletter shared with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio how there was almost a nuclear disaster in Goldsboro, NC in 1961. Markovich tells the story o...

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Carolina Hurricanes color analyst Tripp Tracy shared his thoughts on the Carolina Hurricanes' goalie situation after starter Frederik Andersen left yesterday's game against the Dallas Stars with an injury. Tracy said that rookie Pyotr Kochetkov is waiting in the wings in Chicago.

Also, fans weigh in on the hiring of Frank Reich by the Carolina Panthers as head coach.

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Frank Reich has been hired as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Joe Ovies points out that the Panthers have a strong nucleus for Reich to build upon, but that QB is still the position that needs to be solidified.

The Carolina Hurricanes reveal their Stadium Series Jersey! Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio weigh in on the jerseys for the both Canes and the Washington Capitals.

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During What's Trending, Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio shared their thoughts on the Carolina Panthers coaching search as a second round of interviews are taking place. They point out how Sean Payton may not coach this season, and wonder what that will mean for Steve Wilks. Also, Scott Rolen was selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame without much fanfare. Plus, the conversation continues about ACC basketball officials.

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Wes Durham of ESPN and the ACC Network pointed out how the formula for NET rankings in college basketball has never been explained, and that metrics are constantly changing. Durham also tells Ovies & Giglio that NET rankings are churned out too early in the season with no guidance as to what goes into them.

Wes Durham of the ACC Network & ESPN shares his thoughts on ACC officials with Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio, and points ...

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January 25, 2023 20 min

During #HeyJoe, questions were asked by listeners about the lack of consistency from ACC basketball officials, and how it's universally hated by all fanbases.

Also, Joe Ovies tells Joe Giglio that he loves the pettiness and beefing in golf between Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.

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January 25, 2023 19 min

Joe Ovies & Joe Giglio point out the large and inconsistent discrepancy in officiating from game to game in ACC basketball, and how it impacted the game between UNC & Syracuse. Plus, Ovies & Giglio state that replay is overused late in games and slows the flow of the game.

The Carolina Panthers have been conducting a second round of interviews with multiple candidates, including interim head coach Steve Wilks, Dallas Co...

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