ESPN's Emily Kaplan joins Satiar Shah and Jawn Jang to place odds on the Calder Trophy race between Brock Boeser, Mathew Barzal and Charlie McAvoy -- a topic she discussed in the magazine. She describes the "cautious optimism" in Seattle regarding an NHL expansion and the possibility of an I5 rivalry with the Canucks.
Vincent Verhei, NFL analytics expert with FootballOutsiders.com, calls in to talk with Sat Shah and Jawn Jang about coaching changes in Seattle and the nepotism that affects this level of sports management. He talks Eagles, Vikings, Jaguars and Pats, plus digs in to numbers that look far past the NFL playoffs and divisional match-ups to make sense of the season at this point, mere weeks away from the Super Bowl.
Danny Kelly, NFL analyst with TheRinger.com, joins Sat Shah and Jawn Jang to talk about the divisional match-ups and the stunning finish in Minnesota. Marcus Williams showed a lot of maturing, owning up to his mistake. "That's football." He talks Case Keenum and what's next for him in the NFC championship round and afterwards. He talks Drew Brees's strong performance, the future of Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh, and the legacy of Tom Brady.
Vincent Verhei, the NFL analytics expert with FootballOutsiders.com previews the NFC and AFC contests this weekend and takes on some big questions about o- and d-line match-ups. The Jaguars need Blake Bortles to show up. The "real Super Bowl" could be between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints, since he predicts the winner of this game goes all the way.
Danny Kelly from TheRinger.com joins Sat Shah and Jawn Jang to look ahead to NFC and AFC matchups this weekend. Surprising no one, the Titans look over-matched against the Patriots. Matt Ryan and Nick Foles square off but they are not the only variable as the Eagles host the favoured Falcons. The Saints have an impressive offence but the Vikings defence is balanced.
Sportsnet hockey reporter, podcaster and dapper turtleneck-wearer Dimitri Filipovic talks with Sat Shah and Jawn Jang about the UFA market around the NHL, from Max Pacioretty to Evander Kane to Mike Hoffman, a happy medium between those first two and also widely underrated. What would a contender trade for? A player who could stick around for more than one year. Also... speculation about Jaromir Jagr.