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March 23, 2019  

Sports Takeover 3/20/19

On this week show, we kick things off with 1st and Short: NHL edition as we go through some milestones being made by players around the league. Next up is the MLB Season Preview as we look at some notable extensions that occurred within the last month, alongside who our predictions for Division and World Series champions will be. After baseball comes NFL and all of the leftover free agents and trades we missed last week. It's March, and that means one thing in the minds of sports fans: March Madness. We give our preview for the tournament, some teams to look out for, along with potential upsets that could be brewing. We follow that with another segment of Top Takeover, this time looking at the Top 5 biggest upsets in March Madness history. Lastly, we conclude with quick picks where we both aim to go above .500 this week.

 
Note: We forgot to include it in the show, but Chris chose Kentucky to win the tournament and Matt chose Virginia. Also, if there is an idea you would like to see on the show, whether it be a segment, topic, or just some way you feel about something we already have, email us at pghsportstakeover@gmail.com
March 14, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 3/13/19

On our first show back from Spring Break, and our 20th show overall, we start off with a bit of a different direction as guest Ryan Adams joins the show to discuss all things Pittsburgh Riverhounds as the season is set to kick off this weekend. Following the Hounds, the Bryce Harper trade comes next with what his implications will be for the Phillies and the rest of the league moving forward. The new NFL calendar year has begun, and teams are making moves all across the league and there are trades and free agent signings a plenty, and we try to highlight the most important ones so far. Going back to our roots, we conclude the show with quick picks and bold predictions.

March 11, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 2/28/19

On this week's show, 1st and Short gets the ball rolling with topics ranging from Robert Kraft and the AAF, college and NBA news, an NHL record, and sanctions for a Premier League team. Next comes the analysis of Nolan Arenado's monster extension with the Rockies that will pit him against Manny Machado for third base dominance in the NL for many years to come. Following that, NHL trade news takes center stage as we first look at how many gunslinging GMs pulled the trigger on a bevy of big names moves in the Western Conference. The Eastern Conference saw their fair share of trades as well, and we pick the winners and losers from both conferences. Yet another edition of Top Takeover returns to the show, this time focusing on the Top 5 Trainwreck Organizations in professional sports currently, and boy do we get passionate about these miseries. Lastly, we conclude with quick picks. No show next week as we will be on Spring Break, so beware the ides of March for our next posting.

February 21, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 2/20/19

We've had a fever all MLB offseason, and the only prescription would be the signing of Manny Machado or Bryce Harper. Well, we finally have the first major domino to fall as we kick off the show by discussing the blockbuster signing of Machado to the Padres. A college basketball progress report follows as we get ever so closer to the exciting month of March in the college basketball season. The NHL trade deadline is less than a week away, and we take a look at the dumpster fire that is the Edmonton Oilers, alongside the remarkable play of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two of the fan favorite segments follow, with the first being another edition of Top Takeover, this time focusing on the top five best NHL trade of all-time. After that, Uncorked makes its return with us diving into college basketball, and just how much ranked wins versus unranked losses matters for teams come March Madness selection time. Lastly we wrap up with quick picks where our picks actually differ this week!

February 14, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 2/13/18

On this week's show, a new segment opens up the show in the form of 1st and Short where we hit a few topics ranging from the Penguins, to skiing, and to the NFL in a short and concise format. Next comes the meat of the show which kicks off with first week analysis of what the Alliance of American Football had to offer for fans. Following the AAF comes NBA trade news, as the deadline has come and gone and we look at who the big winners and losers were this year. The Phillies keep stoking the fire of the hot stove as JT Realmuto is joining Philadelphia in a trade with Miami, and we discuss the implications for the Phillies moving forwards. The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off this weekend with the Daytona 500, and we take a look at some of the changes in the offseason, and who to look out for as the season gets underway. More of our favorite, NHL coaching firings, comes next as we look at what went wrong with Anaheim and Randy Carlyle. Lastly, we go back to the fan favorite format of quick picks and bold predictions to wrap up the show for the week.

February 12, 2019  

Sports Takeover 2/06/19

The NFL season has finally come to conclusion as Super Bowl LIII has come and gone, and we have all of the post-game analysis for you. Additionally, we look at the NFL Honors and 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class Inductees. We then take a look at the disappointing season that was the 2019 Steelers season in depth. A new football league, the Alliance of American Football, is discussed next. Lots of NHL and NBA news as trades and signings galore occur in both leagues at a frantic pace. A new segment, Top Takeover, comes next where we each examine and rank our top five dynasties in professional sports since the 1960s. Finally, we end with quick picks, and they sure are quick this week.

February 4, 2019  

Sports Takeover 2/4/2019

On this week's show, a preview of Super Bowl LIII is discussed first. Following the Super Bowl discussion, the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame class is discussed, and what implications this class has for future classes. Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans, and the guys discuss if the Lakers are the best move, or what the best move may be for the Pelicans. A few trades are discussed in the NHL, with one occurring in Toronto having major implications for the playoff race. We unveil a new segment, Uncorked, and go in depth to what is occurring in MLB free agency and why big names are not signing yet. Lastly, we include our quick picks in the hopes that we do not go 4-3 again.

January 25, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 1/23/19

On this week's show, the AFC and NFC championship games are discussed in immense depth. Following that is our picks for the NFL Honors for the 2018 season, followed by our rankings of the Top 5 coaches in the NFL right now. Next, we discuss which NHL teams need to look towards making moves as the trade deadline quickly approaches. A shakeup in the Top 10 in college basketball is up next. Quick picks follow as always, with a new segment, What to Watch, concludes the show.

January 18, 2019  

Sports Takeover: 1/18/19

Fresh off a four week hiatus, the guys are back to discuss all of the happenings in sports. First will be the conclusion of the college football season where the bowl games and college football playoff games are discussed to put a cap on the season. Next we move into the NFL where the regular season is recapped, followed by analysis of the Wild Card and Divisional rounds, and a preview of the Conference Championships. After that we take a look at the NHL to see how the standings and statistics are shaping up as move past the halfway point. The NBA receives the same treatment as the NHL in terms of standings and statistics. As per usual, we conclude with quick picks and bold predictions to wrap up our first show of 2019.

December 13, 2018  

Sports Takeover: 12/12/18

In the last episode of 2018, we discuss what we learned from the NFL this past weekend in a slew of interesting outcomes. Next we go over the various college football awards, and preview the College Football Playoff matches. The MLS Cup is over now, with a champion finally crowned. We then look at some of our favorite teams in the NHL at this point of the season, and discuss where these teams can go from here. Up next we have a 2018 year of sports in review, where some moments from the beginning of the year that may have been forgotten about come back to light. Lastly, we end with quick picks and bold predictions to conclude the first season of the show.