Hard In the Paint with David Grubb
Erika Fernandez throws out the first pitch on the MLB Season and the Tyson/Jones Jr. spectacle

Erika Fernandez throws out the first pitch on the MLB Season and the Tyson/Jones Jr. spectacle

July 24, 2020

David and Erika Fernandez (quickouttheblocks.com) discuss the return of Major League Baseball, and what this season ultimately means, as well as their shared love for really bad New York sports franchises (22:49), the response of leagues to COVID-19 (32:27), addressing baseball's problem with growth and inclusion (37:38), name changes and the importance of self-identification (45:02), the problematic terminology of sports narratives (48:56), "The Battle of the Aged" between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr (54:13), and some random Q&A (60:00).

The Pelicans return to flight, and Daniel Lust keeps everything legal

The Pelicans return to flight, and Daniel Lust keeps everything legal

July 23, 2020

On today's episode, David recaps the New Orleans Pelicans' exhibition opener against the Brooklyn Nets, and Bol Bol. Daniel Lust, co-host of the Conduct Detrimental podcast joins David after the break for a discussion of the pressing legal and economic issues in sports. Topics: The Woody Johnson Allegations and impact on owner discipline (18:20); Players and Owners: Unequal Justice? (23:10); NFL/NFLPA negotiations update (28:40); Protections for Student Athletes (37:35); Breaking down "unequal bargaining power" in amateur athletics (40:00); The cost of safety (44:00); Smoothing the NFL's salary cap (48:17); Betting on baseball (51:25).

 

Opening theme by DJ Dao

Let’s Go to Camp with The Dome Patrol

Let’s Go to Camp with The Dome Patrol

July 22, 2020

Wednesday's belong to "The Dome Patrol," as David is joined by Ross Jackson, editor of Canal Street Chronicles. Today, they discuss the start of Saints training camp; NFL preseason protocols; players with opportunities to make the cut; opt-out options; how this season affects the 2021 cap situation; key position battles; Andrus Peat's latest make or break season; Sean Payton's Hall of Fame resume, and if they can't guard Mike, why can't they respect him?

 

Opening theme by DJ Dao

What time is it? Game time!

What time is it? Game time!

July 21, 2020

David welcomes NBA reporter Ashley Nevel to the show. Ashley has been featured on ESPN, Fox Sports, and has interviewed some of the biggest players in the game today. In their conversation, they discuss creating a space in the new sports environment, the NBA playoffs, and which players not named LeBron could change their "legacy" with a title, even one that likely comes with an * next to it.

 

Opening theme by DJ Dao

 

Music: 

Popstar, DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Arrogant Music 34

LeBron, Giannis, NBA playoff sleepers, and award predictions

LeBron, Giannis, NBA playoff sleepers, and award predictions

July 21, 2020

2019 FanSided NBA Reporter of the Year Ron Agers (@SPORTWORLDORDER) of TheLakeShowLife.com, joins David, as they discuss the NBA postseason. Rundown: The love of sportswriting (02:36); what impacts the Lakers most, losing Rondo and Bradley, or gaining Dion Waiters? (15:46); why the Lakers need AD to play the 5 (22:05); what is the East even? (30:01); NBA postseason award predicitions (53:51); is the NBA handling social justice messaging well? (80:17); dealing with the unknown unknowns of the bubble (83:00).

 

Opening theme by DJ Dao

Music: 

Drop a Dime, DJ MLK feat. Quavo, Post Malone & Meek Mill, #Entanglement

Straight Gutta, Method Man feat. Dolemite & Redman, Wu la Familia

Pelicans, Playoffs, and Possibilities

Pelicans, Playoffs, and Possibilities

July 20, 2020

David and Oleh Kosel, editor-in-chief at thebirdwrites.com, go deep, deep, deep into the New Orleans Pelicans. From the coverage of the team, to small-ball lineups, Lonzo Ball's growth, Brandon Ingram's Most Improved Player award chances, the strength of the defense, and which players may or may not return for next season. Basketball is almost back, time to get serious.

 

Opening theme by DJ Dao. Additional music: D4L, Future, King; Revory, LA the Darkman ft. Raekwon, Rick Ross & Ghostface Killah, Wu La Familia

Athletes, Activism, and Breaking Through This Time

Athletes, Activism, and Breaking Through This Time

July 17, 2020

In an exclusive conversation with former LSU and NBA star, and current activist/humanitarian Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, David discusses a wide range of topics at the forefront of the country's discourse on race and sports. The influence of social media on activism (4:16). The importance of athletes being in the protests (11:07). The likelihood of structural change in the major sports leagues (13:09). The challenge and necessity of players understanding their worth (15:35). The pervasiveness of systemic racism (19:02). Changing the system as a revolutionary act (29:35). Facing backlash and having to be "grateful" (42:19). The pressure on athletes to get back to playing (52:20).

Opening theme by DJ Dao. Music: What I Need, French Montana ft. Martin Luther King Jr., French Revolution Vol. 1

Talking Zo, Zion and Delle Donne & Trevor Ritchie on another great week for the UFC

Talking Zo, Zion and Delle Donne & Trevor Ritchie on another great week for the UFC

July 16, 2020

Elena Delle Donne weighs health and basketball. Ed Orgeron talks football with Mike Pence. Lonzo the leader, and Zion has to head home. More change for the NCAA. Trevor Ritchie gives his analysis of UFC 251, the rise of Petr Yan, and the possibility of a Kattar/Volkanovski bout.

Opening theme by DJ Dao

Music:

Cold Crush, Ghostface Killah ft LA the Darkman, Wu La Familia

The Dome Patrol tackles the latest with the Saints

The Dome Patrol tackles the latest with the Saints

July 15, 2020

David Grubb welcomes Ross Jackson, editor for Canal Street Chronicles and host of the Locked On Saints podcast, as they reunite "The Dome Patrol" for their weekly analysis of the New Orleans Saints.

Opening theme by DJ Dao

Music:

No Competition, 4-06, Our Way Or Tha High Way

Rundown

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:26 Ross Jackson Interview
  • 03:15 The value of Emmanuel Sanders
  • 10:47 Man coverage and the Saints pass rush
  • 14:37 Is Jadaveon Clowney still an option?
  • 17:50 Reviewing the linebacking corps
  • 22:50 What happens with a shortened season?
  • 28:01 NFLPA/NFL safety and salary negotiations
  • 41:30 How do commentators handle social issues when the season starts?
  • 46:31 Listener questions
  • 57:31 Close
Checking in with KNN

Checking in with KNN

July 14, 2020

David reviews the Pelicans post-practice media session, and other news from the NBA. Then, he is joined by Kelsey Nicole Nelson, host of "Listen in with KNN" on Fox Sports Radio. Their discussion covers the living conditions of WNBA players at IMG Academy, Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler's statements and the lack of response by both the WNBA and NBA, along with the need for representation in sports media, and the challenges for women in the sports landscape.

Opening theme by DJ Dao

Music:

Boss Moves, Uncle Sam, Beats by the Pound

The Power, Wale, More About Nothing

Rundown

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:25 Pelicans Practice Reaction
  • 03:12 Ben Simmons at PF, Rondo sidelined, Playoff positioning
  • 08:09 Kelsey Nicole Nelson Interview
  • 53:13 Close