Basketball in the City of Sin

The NBA’s Summer League concludes next Monday with the mini-tournament’s championship game, held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. So last weekend, as the Summer League was about to kick off, I did what I like to do and embarked on another road trip into the desert to watch some more meaningless exhibition games.

Euro 2016, Episode 66

Cristiano Ronaldo finally gets his international trophy and Portugal celebrates their unexpected win in France (against France!) at UEFA’s European Championship. Guy Yedwab (@magicmomentpod), frequent Big Game guest, as well as the host of the Moment…

Dubs & Cavs, Episode 65

Josh Baldwin is back co-hosting the podcast as we discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and our predictions for Game 4. We also talk about the Julio Urias’s home debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the magic hour at Elysian Park and the intensity of Dodger Stadium.

St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars (Game 7)

Martin Bihl joins the show to talk about his team, the St. Louis Blues, and their emphatic Game 7 victory over their Central Division rivals, the Dallas Stars. We get into the Blues most difficult path to the Stanley Cup, NBC’s nightmare ratings scenario, hockey’s Mason/Dixon line and more.

Playoffs

Rumor has it that even winning this FA Cup tournament won’t save Louis van Gaal’s job at Manchester United. But a win just might be enough to keep Roberto Martinez employed at Everton. Their semifinal playoff kicks off Saturday afternoon.