19 August 2012 260.1 – An outside broadcast from the Great Western Hotel with the Professor, the Gelding, Paul Gamble and Daniel Eade talking SEABL basketball finals with special guest, Nunawading Spectres guard J Shep. Daniel discusses Olympic basketball and looks at the performances of the Boomers and the Opals. He also wonders about the Adelaide 36ers and their home court lease. The Gelding looks at Caulfield races and gives a few tips for the punters at the hotel. Paul Dalligan, David Coutts and John O’Callaghan join the panel to discuss the Olympics and Nathan Tinkler’s problems with his horse racing/breeding venture
5 August 2012 258.1 – featuring Daniel Eade, the Gelding, Sportzfan Stan and the Professor who begin the show talking AFL tanking then chat US sport with Dan Butterly who looks at the Olympic fortunes of the US team, especially the golden run of Michael Phelps. He also discusses the start of the NFL pre-season and the MLB trades made before the deadline. The Gelding talks horse racing and looks at the results from Moonee Valley and Canterbury. Daniel reviews the Olympic basketball tournament and the fortunes of the Boomers and Opals.
31 July 2011 212.1 – Sportzfan Stan starts the show ripping the Melbourne FC saying they are a ‘team of the past’ and don’t deserve to be in the AFL. He doesn’t think Dean Bailey should be sacked though and that Melbourne should wait until the end of the season before making a move. Daniel Eade comes on to talk about the NBA lockout – he thinks games will definitely be lost and playing won’t commence until December at the earliest, the chances of Patrick Mills playing in the NBL this season and the coming international matches between the Boomers & Opals and New Zealand at the Cage. He also talks ice hockey with the AIHL finals to be played in Melbourne on 3 -4 September. Sportzfan Stan looks at performance enhancing drugs in sport again and the prevalence of their use. Glenn Hampson makes his debut as a member of the Sportzfan Radio panel and joins the discussion on Alberto Contador. Mark Fiorenti talks soccer and the World Cup 2014 preliminary draw and reviews the Asian section group. He feels the Socceroos should make it through the first round of qualifying.
12 September 2010 170.2 – Paul Dalligan discusses NRL and laments that his Rabbitohs missed the finals when they couldn’t beat St George last week after the Canterbury Bulldogs opened the door for them by beating Manly. He also discusses the NRL finals and tells the Professor of a the recent stoolgazing episode engaged in by two Sydney Roosters players. Daniel reviews the FIBA World Basketball Championships and the Boomer’s fortunes finishing a creditable (?) tenth. He also wonders why noone worked out till recently that one of Greg Oden’s legs was shorter than the other. Sean Callanan thinks Social Media can be a ‘danger zone’ for athletes with both Stephanie Rice and the Matilda’s Lisa De Vanna getting into hot water on twitter and facebook during the past week. Sean never thought Sportzfan Radio would be compared with Saturday Night Live but Lisa Hayes wasn’t going to watch SNL until our show had finished. A listener suggests the syndicate race horse should be named ‘Professorial’. The Panel discuss the state of Etihad Stadium’s surface (again) and the Gelding feels the AFL should bring back Waverley Park.
5 September 2010 169.2 – The Panel talk NRL with Paul Dalligan. He says Rabbitohs supporters are never on the knife edge as they aren’t usually even in the kitchen. He says the Melbourne Storm have really played well and given everything since the salary cap problems. The Gelding likes Typhoon Tracey to win the Horse of the Year award. Sean Callanan discusses the poor crowds at the MCG for both finals matches played so far. Sean believes a lot of it has to do with the way tickets are released to the public and an inability for the public to choose where they would like to sit. He says that “single ticket” sales aren’t handled by the AFL very well. He also discusses the Boomers progress at the FIBA World Championships and wasn’t surprised that they beat Germany. For the tournament to be a success they need to win the next game at least. The Professor and the Gelding discuss Matthew Knights shabby treatment by the Essendon Board and the Professor wonders what ever happened to the review that was to be undertaken.
29 August 2010 168.2 – Daniel and the Professor continue their discussion about the Boomers. The Panel talks Rugby League and NRL with Paul Dalligan who is venturing out to Clayton to see the VRL Grand Finals. We give a shout out to some of our twitter contributors and the Panel discuss whether Tiger Woods golf improved after he was divorced. Sean Callanan talks social media and explains all about the “Digital Dragon”. Sean tells Daniel he has nothing to do with “MT unofficial” on twitter and that a lot of problems on social media comes down to execution. The Panel discuss whether inserting cameras in goal pads will assist goal umpires in AFL matches.
4 July 2010 161.1 – Daniel wonders whether Gambo feels unsettled having been moved from panel operator after the Professor’s return from Sydney. Daniel also ponders the NBA feeding frenzy with free agents being signed for ridiculous figures including draft bust Darko Milicic getting a $20 million contract when everyone thought he should retire. The Panel considers throwing themselves into the free agency market for a fat contract. Gambo talks about the ‘mono cock’ in formula one racing. Dan Butterly talks basketball with the Knicks potentially going after Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson and Tony Parker. He says the Knicks fan base want LeBron, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade and won’t be satisfied with anything less. The Gelding talks racing and takes the credit as he and the Sydney Colt combined for 4 winners and 4 placings from 8 selections. Daniel and the Professor discuss the Boomers v ‘Argentina”. Daniel nodded off during the game and wonders whether Brett Brown’s team got anything out of playing a non-representative team of rookies. The Professor raises his idea of an NBL draft again as a means of getting publicity for the League.
On @SportzfanRadio show 161
- @DanButterly talking all things US sport including NBA Free Agency, MLB, NCAA conference shifting
- Mark Fiorenti talking the World Cup as always on the F Word
- @SeanCallanan will look at the release of his Sports Social Media Index for the NRL from @SportsGeekHQ
- Catch up with Horse Racing with @TheGelding
- @DanielEade will be in studio to talk basketball looking at the Boomers Vs Argentina series
- @PaulDalligan will be talking NRL with a quick quip as always
- The Professor (@Packers4) will be joined in studio by @SaintGambo & @DanielEade
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