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The Dome Patrol: Viking Quest

The Dome Patrol: Viking Quest

December 23, 2020

After two straight losses, the New Orleans Saints have given themselves no room for error as the regular season comes to a close. Ross Jackson and I review the loss to Kansas City, and find the silver lining as well as the lingering issues for the Black & Gold. Is a visit by the Vikings on Christmas Day a gift, or something fans will want to return after opening? 

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Talking Tigers with Chessa Bouche

Talking Tigers with Chessa Bouche

December 22, 2020

Baton Rouge sports reporter/anchor Chessa Bouche joins HITP for a look back at LSU's disappointing 5-5 campaign. We discuss where things went wrong for the the Tigers, as well as the fallout, including this week's coaching staff bloodletting. How does Ed Orgeron get things back on track in Tigerland? Who will be under center next season? And why can't LSU sustain elite status from year to year?

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Hardwood Dreams and Concrete Roses with Angie Thomas

Hardwood Dreams and Concrete Roses with Angie Thomas

December 21, 2020

Best-selling author and Pelicans super-fan Angie Thomas makes her second appearance on HITP. We discuss the upcoming season, her impressions of Stan Van Gundy's new regime, and why she's so optimistic about the Pelicans making some noise this year. We also delve into the upcoming release of "Concrete Rose," the prequel to "The Hate U Give."

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The Dome Patrol: Saints Fall Flat in Philly

The Dome Patrol: Saints Fall Flat in Philly

December 16, 2020

On this week's edition of "The Dome Patrol" with Ross Jackson, we discuss the end of the Saints' nine-game win streak at the talons of the Philadelphia Eagles. Now they have to regroup in all three phases before hosting the defending champs from KC this Sunday. What adjustments can you expect and where do the Saints try to attack the Chiefs? And, did this loss make the road to the Super Bowl more difficult or too difficult? 

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The Dome Patrol: Angry Birds Edition

The Dome Patrol: Angry Birds Edition

December 9, 2020

After sweeping the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints prepare to take on another avian adversary in the Philadelphia Eagles. Ross Jackson and I look back at the A-Town Stomp, and ahead to the clash in Philly. Taysom Hill's third start, Drew Brees' possible return, the NFL's top defense, why there are no trap games left on the schedule, and more.

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Big Trouble in the Big Ten

Big Trouble in the Big Ten

December 8, 2020

Daniel Lust, attorney and co-host of the "Conduct Detrimental" podcast, returns to HITP to discuss some of the pressing legal issues in the sporting world, including the Big Ten's pending decision that could sustain or destroy Ohio State's hopes for a national championship. We also discuss the future of the FBS in a post-COVID landscape, James Harden's standoff with the Houston Rockets and the NBA, and how minor league teams cope with big league problems.

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Digging Inside the Trenches with Big Fav

Digging Inside the Trenches with Big Fav

December 7, 2020

Former LSU/NFL defensive lineman and current radio/television analyst Marlon Favorite joins HITP to discuss the state of the LSU Tigers after their historic loss to Alabama this weekend. How did LSU get here? Are changes coming and are they needed?  How has this year's setback affected recruiting and the fanbase? We also discuss the FBS possibly leaving the NCAA & how schools fail their athletes transitioning from college life.

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The Games Go On, and the Bets Go Down

The Games Go On, and the Bets Go Down

December 4, 2020

Trevor Ritchie, host of the Get Ritch podcast, joins HITP to give his picks on eight college and pro football games, as well as a couple of bouts in The Octagon and the boxing ring. Listen up and cash in.

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The Dome Patrol: 8 Straight and Falcons on the Plate

The Dome Patrol: 8 Straight and Falcons on the Plate

December 2, 2020

In this week's edition of The Dome Patrol, Ross Jackson and I review Taysom Hill's second start, and evaluate what he's shown and what he needs to show. We also discuss the Saints' ability to adjust to moving parts in and out of the lineup; AK and Latavius getting their touches; the versatility and consistency of the defense; the Saints' standing in the NFL; and Sean Payton's Hall of Fame resume.

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When the East is in the House: NBA Eastern Conference Review

When the East is in the House: NBA Eastern Conference Review

December 1, 2020

There have been some major shakeups in the NBA's Eastern Conference, and we're about to finally see the debut of KD and Kyrie in Brooklyn. Who got better? Who's treading water? And what are the Knicks and Pistons doing altogether? These questions and more with Fansided NBA writer, Ronald Agers.

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