KXnO Sports Fanatics

KXnO Sports Fanatics

Talking everything sports with The Sports Fanatics, Ross Peterson and Chris Williams, weekdays Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm

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July 30, 2021 39 min
Erick Zamora kicks off the final hour of the week talking about the big moves in MLB with the trade deadline and the Chicago Cubs getting gutted, yet explains why Cubs fans shouldn't be upset. He also walks back and changes his mind on Max Scherzer to his Dodgers. He talks a little NHL free agency with the biggest names to move teams and ends the show giving his thoughts on Cade Cunningham and updating Carson Wentz's inju...
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The guys kick off the third hour continuing the conversation about the MLB trade deadline and the Chicago Cubs. Then Chris and Ross talk about edited gangsta rap, bad Snoop Dogg music and they review the new Space Jam movie, both thinking it was an informercial for something different. To end the hour Brent Blum joins Chris to talk about the NBA draft and break down the Russell Westbrook to the Lakers trade.
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The guys kick off the 4:00 hour talking about the MLB Trade Deadline and Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza each getting drafted. They also get into some Olympics talk, though most of the hour continues the conversation about the Chicago Cubs. Also Chris goes over an article that tries to calculate the economic impact that will be felt by Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12.
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The guys kick off a Turnt Up Friday with Chris asking for "Go Cubs Go" as the Cubs are going... elsewhere. Baez, Rizzo, Bryant, Kimbrel and former Cub Schwarber all were traded. They also chat with a listener in Wichita, Kansas who tells us of what rumors he's hearing down in Kansas regarding the Big 12.
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To kick off the final hour of Fanatics today Trent Condon reports live from the high school baseball state tournament... which somehow leads into a conversation about Dyersville, spirits and ghosts. The guys also laugh at Kyrie Irving taking a shot at his own athletic shoes. Then Charlies Bales, the co-General Manager of the Des Moines Menace joins Bruno as they talk about the team playing in the USL2 Championship for the second...
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Derek from New Sharon kicks off the 4:00 hour pointing out that Oklahoma and Texas players may have headhunters out for them this season and gives away a couple of surprising universities he can't stand. Chris then breaks news that Russell Westbrook may be traded... and to a team that's already got some star power. Chris and Ross get into more Big 12 and college football news before Bruno and Mindy come in to promote an u...
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Ross Peterson is back from his trip to Wrigley Field and after filling Chris Williams, Erick Zamora and the audience in on how that went the guys get into the latest of Bob Bowlsby's tactics, development of the Big 12 and college athletics in general. Chris breaks that it is being reported Max Scherzer is being dealt to the San Diego Padres but Zamora, the resident Dodgers fan, explains why he's ok that LA lost out on Sche...
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Live from Ken's Not So Secret Speakeasy Chris Williams chats with Andrew Downs about everything going on with conference realignment as they focus on the Cease & Desist Letter that the Big 12 hits ESPN with. They also get into even more recent details such as alleged ESPN dealings and Big 12 commissioner, a guy Chris wishes would be more of a shark, does come out and bite as he claims he has evidence of some wrongdoings.
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The 4 @ 4 kicks off talking about the football field at Kinnick Stadium changing its field's name and Chris Williams and Andrew Downs explain why that's a good thing and the whooping USA gave Iran in Olympic basketball. From Ken's Not So Secret Speakeasy Chris chats with Bruno and friends about Iowa Drinks Whiskey event. Then after more NCAA conference realignment Chris chats with Tyler Courtney in the weekly Knox...
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Chris Williams and Trent Condon, a man who is despised by much of Cyclone nation for voicing the opinion that the Big Ten won't welcome in ISU, chat from an Iowa Drinks Whiskey event at Ken's Not So Secret Speakeasy. They get into a lot of college realignment thoughts and take calls for most of the first hour. They also put together an all MLB BetRivers parlay.
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The guys keep rolling calls and thoughts on Simone Biles dropping out of the team portion of the gymnastics and that leads to a discussion about mental health, stress, and how much gymnastics has changed in 75 years as Ross brings up Aussie Man Reviews. They also make comparisons to Tom Brady as a caller pointed out Brady is the GOAT because he never gave up on his team, but the comparison was made of physical health getting a pas...
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Chris Williams joins in studio to turn it back into a Honkey-Tonk Tuesday and he and Ross chat with Brad Howe about the West Virginia perspective of the Big 12 Conference situation and college athletics in general, including a near fist fight with the Big 12 ADs. Then the guys take calls, some tough to hear from people with a variety of opinions, on Simone Biles dropping out of team Olympics competition.
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Scott Reister of KCCI joins in the first segment and kicks off the show giving his thoughts on the state softball tournament, promoting A Shot in the Dark Golf Tournament at Willow Creek and gives his vantage point of the Big 12 situation as a Texas alum. Then he, Ross Peterson and Erick Zamora break down their thoughts on Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson. After talking about covering high school sports Tommy Birch of the Des Moi...
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Erick Zamora starts off the hour with some awful news in the hockey world before explaining how eight years ago the college hockey world was flipped upside down but there are a number of comparisons to the Big 12 situation, with Iowa State currently eerily in a similar spot to how his St. Cloud State was then. He also gets into the MLB trade deadline approaching and how he doesn't want his Dodgers to make any big moves. Erick...
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Chris and Ross get into another hour of talk about the what ifs, the ramifications and the ideal dream scenarios of the callers. Chris also brings up a meteor, which of course brings up some intelligent conversation about Uranus.
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The guys keep the college football realignment conversation going, keeping callers and new ideas top of mind. Several callers suggestion a European soccer style relegation system and they debate that and Zamora points out that while the NCAA model is broken, that doesn't mean it doesn't work.
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The Big 12 Missile Crisis is the heavy topic of the day and with Ross back he weighs in with his thoughts on the situation. The guys open up the phone lines and talk to callers about their thoughts, ideas and concerns. Somehow the conversation also runs into early Bush albums and the Latvian volleyball team.
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To kick off the 5:00 hour Chris has an abbreviated Quick Hits segment before welcoming in the Des Moines Register's Chad Leistikow discussing Big Ten Media Days and a look at the Hawkeyes. Chris takes more calls on the Missile Crisis and the Fanatics end the week playing the audio from Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz at Big Ten Media Days.
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Chris Williams keeps the calls, tweets and analysis going with the Big 12 Missile Crisis and brings in a few friends to discuss it. Scott Dochterman from the Athletic to discuss Big Ten Media Days and the landscape of college football and the hour gets closed with Pete Mundo from Heartland College Sports with more on the Missile Crisis.
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Chris Williams is joined by Andrew Downs and they chat about the Big 12 Missile Crisis 3.0 and fallout from what Oklahoma and Texas have done, not to mention how it will affect Iowa State. Chip Brown from Horns 247 gives his thoughts on this whole situation and producer Erick Zamora poses a couple big questions for Chris regarding Iowa State football's future. The guys take calls and also talk about what all this could mean f...
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