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August 14, 2020
(00:00-23:36) – Dan talks about a run in that he had with Jonny Manziel in the locker room of the Butler National Golf Course. Dan also speaks on kids being killed in downtown cities. He also talks about how people are claiming that we are the ones that shut down college sports. (23:37 – 30:31) - Jason Hammer joins Dan and they talk about the College Football cancellations. They also speak on the President of IU resigning, Michael McRobbie steps down after 14 years Dan and Jason give their opinion on the Presidents tenure. (30:32 – 37:05) Kent Sterling joins the show to talk about Michael McRobbie and what direction IU is now going to go without McRobbie leading the way. Dan and Kent talk about how important the academics are for IU as well.   (37:06-56:39) –  The great Barry Alvarez joins the show to talk about the Big Ten cancellation of their fall football season. Dan and Barry talk about what would have to happen to make a College Football season work. Dan asks the question will there actually be a spring season. Barry talks about how brutal the situation is for the players this fall.   (56:39 – 1:14:22 ) – Jason Benetti joins Dan on the show to talk about the MLB and how they are making their way through the season. Benetti talks about how the managers for the MLB have to deal with helping their players play their season in isolation. They also talk about the level of play for the MLB due to the COVID-19 circumstances. (1:14:23 – 1:18:07) - Ryan Burr joins the show to talk about who is going to win this weekend at the Wyndham Championship. Burr talks about the different kinds of players who win different tournaments. (1:18:08 – 1:36:42) - Dan speaks on the Colts locker room and how Jacoby Brissett is dealing with Philip Rivers joining the team. Dan talks about the level of competition between Rivers and Brissett. He also speaks about if this is actually a Quarterback battle. Dan also talked about LA Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly’s thoughts on the Astros. (1:36:43 – 1:53:46) - Dan sits down with Kevin Bowen and they talk about what the Pacers should do against the Heat in their final game before the playoffs. They also talk about how some of the young Pacers are fitting into the second unit. Dan and Kevin then move to the Colts Quarterback controversy and talk about what Jacoby Brissett needs to do to have a future in the league. (1:53:47-1:56:24) – In the final segment of the show Dan talks about the Pacers game against the Heat. He also talked about his final betting advice of the day.
August 14, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-13:35) – The great Barry Alvarez joins the show to talk about the Big Ten cancellation of their fall football season. Dan and Barry talk about what would have to happen to make a College Football season work. Dan asks the question will there actually be a spring season. Barry talks about how brutal the situation is for the players this fall.   (13:35-17:20) – Ryan Burr joins the show to talk about who is going to win this weekend at the Wyndham Championship. Burr talks about the different kinds of players who win different tournaments. (17:20-34:54) -  Jason Benetti joins Dan on the show to talk about the MLB and how they are making their way through the season. Benetti talks about how the managers for the MLB have to deal with helping their players play their season in isolation. They also talk about the level of play for the MLB due to the COVID-19 circumstances.
August 13, 2020
(00:00-22:45) – Kevin Bowen steps in for Dan Dakich today on the show and begins the show by talking about the Pacers victory last night. Kevin spoke on the help the Pacers received from their second unit. Kevin talked about the playoff matchup between the Pacers and the Miami Heat. Kevin also touches on the lack of Playoff success for the Pacers. (22:45- ) – (36:21) – Kevin talks about the possibility of Domantas Sabonis returning from injury. He also speaks about the constant struggle against the Heat on the boards. He also talks about the overall talent of the Pacers compared to a Heat team that plays well as a unit. (36:21-(38:17) – Myles Turner lack of production for the Pacers. Kevin asks the question of if the big man someone the Pacers want to keep around. (38:17) – (1:02:10) - Tony East joins Kevin to talk about how the Pacers should attack a Heat team they have struggled against in the bubble. East speaks on Oladipo’s progress and him beginning to have flashes of his old self. Tony and Kevin talk about if home court advantage actually matters and if the Pacers should rest their starters against the Heat before the series. East thinks that extending Head Coach Nate McMillan was the right decision. (1:02:11-1:15:25) –  Kevin talks about how the COVID-19 numbers for the NFL thus far have looked really well. Kevin is very optimistic the NFL guidelines will keep the season going strong. Kevin speaks about his expectations for Deforest Buckner after giving up a first round selection in the 2020 draft. (1:15:26-1:42:26) – Kevin speaks on Jeff Brohm suggests alternate options for the College Football season this spring and fall. Kevin talks about Brohms suggestion of a 6 team playoff and how this could impact the NFL. Mike Wells joins the show and they start by talking about Brooks Koepka struggling after talking a big game. Kevin then asks Mike Wells the question of how no College Football can impact the NFL Schedule. Then Wells talks about how the narrative has changed from who will be the Super Bowl Champion to how many games the NFL will get in. (1:42:26- 1:54:00) Matt Norlander comes on to talk about College Basketball and it’s future this fall. Norlander speaks on the logistics of having College Basketball be played safely. Norlander also talks about how College Basketball could start earlier than January. (1:54:01) – (1:57:19) Mike Wells rejoins the show to make his prediction on what is more likely the Pacers win a series in the Playoffs or the Colts win the AFC South and a playoff game. Kevin also closes out the show with conversation on sports bets for the night.
August 13, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-18:51) Tony East joins Kevin to talk about how the Pacers should attack a Heat team they have struggled against in the bubble. East speaks on Oladipo’s progress and him beginning to have flashes of his old self. Tony and Kevin talk about if home court advantage actually matters and if the Pacers should rest their starters against the Heat before the series. East thinks that extending Head Coach Nate McMillan was the right decision. (18:51-28:04) Kevin speaks on Jeff Brohm suggests alternate options for the College Football season this spring and fall. Kevin talks about Brohms suggestion of a 6 team playoff and how this could impact the NFL. Mike Wells joins the show and they start by talking about Brooks Koepka struggling after talking a big game. Kevin then asks Mike Wells the question of how no College Football can impact the NFL Schedule. Then Wells talks about how the narrative has changed from who will be the Super Bowl Champion to how many games the NFL will get in.  (28:04- 37:19) Matt Norlander comes on to talk about College Basketball and it’s future this fall. Norlander speaks on the logistics of having College Basketball be played safely. Norlander also talks about how College Basketball could start earlier than January.
August 12, 2020
(00:00-24:15) – Dan advocates for against politicizing kids and recalls different moments in his life, the life of his kids, and different people within the sports community who have made a positive impact on children. (24:16- 29:39) – Dan talks about who IU should hire for their opening assistant coach position. He also speaks on what he would do with College Basketball and when he would start the season. (29:40-32:47) – Dan asks whether or not Big Ten Network should get a refund to their subscribers and Dan looks at the Pac 12  as they have decided to proceed on with their season until health professionals tell them otherwise. (32:48-1:00:11) – Dan and Sean Salisbury speak about his battle with COVID-19 and discuss whether Sean thinks College Football should be played this fall. They also talk about crowning a national champion and the impact of possibly having some conferences play and some not. Dan then asks the question if the NFL will start and finish their season. (1:00:12-1:10:55) – Dan speaks about the NHL slate of games and no TJ Warren for the Pacers. He also speaks on Nate McMillan receiving a contract extension. Then Dan talks about the impact no College Football will have on college towns. (1:10:56-1:13:00) –.   Pacers injury report and the odds to bet on the Pacers game. As well as the Cleveland Indians current COVID situation. (1:13:01-1:38:21) – Seth Greenberg speaks with Dan about College Basketball’s upcoming season and how they should be preparing for the possibility of an upcoming season. They also talk on protocol for College Basketball players returning to campus and how they can ensure a healthy team. Dan asks the question of if College Basketball players be put into a bubble.  (1:38:22-1:50:34) –  Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook talk about who they are putting money on tonight for the NBA lineup. Dan also talks about the Pacers and what bets he is thinking to put money on for their game against the Rockets. Dan also speaks on the MLB and what bets are intriguing for him. (1:50:35-1:51:52) – Dan spoke on his final bets of the day and talked about a winning bet he put down on an OT NHL Game.
August 12, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-26:47) – Dan and Sean Salisbury speak about his battle with COVID-19 and discuss whether Sean thinks College Football should be played this fall. They also talk about crowning a national champion and the impact of possibly having some conferences play and some not. Dan then asks the question if the NFL will start and finish their season. (26:48-51:38) – Seth Greenberg speaks with Dan about College Basketball’s upcoming season and how they should be preparing for the possibility of a season. They also talk on protocol for College Basketball players returning to campus and how they can ensure a healthy team. Dan asks the question of if College Basketball players should be put into a bubble.
August 12, 2020
The Show begins on a Wednesday with a powerful opening segment in which Dan argues against politicizing children. Dan cites experiences from his childhood, his children's upbringing, and friends of his that have similar experiences.
August 11, 2020
(00:00-22:22) – The show opens on a Tuesday with Dan making a special announcement regarding his Dakich Cycles for the City bikes program. Plus, Dan’s shares his thoughts on the Pacers loss to the Miami Heat last night and reactions to the latest reports on college football for the fall.   (22:23-34:15) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 stops by to discuss whether or not the Colts have made any significant jumps compared to the rest of the AFC and what we can expect from them this season.     (34:16-37:26) – The first hour closes with Dan sharing more reactions to last night’s Pacers loss to the Heat and asking show producer Jimmy Cook who he likes in the early NBA game between the Nets and the Magic.        (36:27-57:57) – One of the all-time greats, three time national champion head coach Urban Meyer drops by the show to share his thoughts on whether or not we will see college football this fall amid the Covid-19 pandemic.       (57:58-1:14:55) – Dan shares a What the Hell story with Jimmy involving Kanye West. Plus, news of Russia pushing forward with a Covid-19 vaccine full of safety concerns.  (1:14:56-1:21:07) – Dan and Jimmy discuss the craziness going on in college football and get ready for a more in-depth conversation with Pat Forde.    (1:21:08-1:42:35) –As we continue our search for answers as to whether or not there will be college football in the fall, we turn to the man at the center of it all, Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated. (1:42:36-1:59:31) – We head to the phone lines as Dan takes calls on the Cubs, Covid-19, and the fate of college football in the fall.   (1:59:32-2:01:31) – The show ends on Tuesday with Dan sharing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day.
August 11, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-11:32) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 stops by to discuss whether or not the Colts have made any significant jumps compared to the rest of the AFC and what we can expect from them this season.     (11:33-29:22) – One of the all-time greats, three time national champion head coach Urban Meyer drops by the show to share his thoughts on whether or not we will see college football this fall amid the Covid-19 pandemic.       (29:23-49:44) – As we continue our search for answers as to whether or not there will be college football in the fall, we turn to the man at the center of it all, Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated.
August 10, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-12:12) – Ryan Burr of the Golf Channel is here for his victory lap after giving us the winner of the PGA Championship this past Thursday. Collin Morikawa was one of five names Ryan said would win the PGA Championship and the 23 year old ended up winning his first major yesterday. (12:13-34:35) – The Fan’s own Big Joe Staysniak of The Fan Morning Show with Jeff and Big Joe drops by to reacted to the rumors that some Power 5 Conferences may not play college football in the fall. Plus, Big Joe updates us on the latest Colts camp news and what to expect in the coming weeks.      (34:36-53:03) – One of our favorites, nine year NFL veteran and former Colts cornerback Darius Butler visits to look at how the NFL is handling everything so far during the pandemic, what to expect across the league moving forward and how he feels about all the talking going on among players and and title contenders.
August 7, 2020
(00:00-28:35) – Friday opens with The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen coming out of the bullpen to fill in for Dan. He looks at the Pacers most recent outing against the Phoenix Suns in the Orlando bubble and speculates on what the rest of the season hold for them. Later, Colts running back Nyheim Hines stops by to talk about Colts camp so far and what to expect from him this year.    (28:36-39:47) – Kevin recaps his conversation with Colts running back Nyheim Hines and looks at how the PGA Championship is shaping up. Also, KB and show producer Jimmy Cook look at the live betting odds of the first major of the year and last week’s bold statement about the Washington Wizards by Kevin.    (39:48-46:27) – Hour number one ends with Kevin taking a look at a contract year for TY Hilton and how important a healthy season is for him.    (46:28-1:09:36) – Even though the Pacers are no longer unbeaten in the Orlando bubble, there’s still plenty to dive into with their restart. For that and more we turn to J Michael, Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star.     (1:09:37-1:25:10) – The recent news that tonight’s Cardinals-Cubs game has been postponed due to Covid-19 test results is discussed. Kevin and Jimmy go back and forth at how the MLB’s handling of Covid-19 impacts the likelihood of a complete NFL season. (1:25:11-1:33:10) – KB closes out the second hour of the show by looking at the way the Pacers and the entire league are balancing keeping guys healthy and resting them versus eliminating rust and chemistry issues before the playoffs start. (1:33:11-1:57:39) – Joey Mulinaro of Barstool Sports stops by to discuss the decision of Purdue star wide receiver Rondale Moore to opt out of the 2020 season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. (1:33:40-2:12:06) – KB brings us back by looking at the players that have opted out of the NFL season from the Colts and around the league. Also, Victor Oladipo’s health and long term ability is examined.          (2:12:07-2:21:00) – The week ends with Kevin and Jimmy looking at who to bet on in the PGA Championship, the NBA bubble, and today’s edition of The JCook Parlay of the Day.
August 7, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-13:40) –Colts running back Nyheim Hines stops by to talk about Colts camp so far and what to expect from him this year.    (13:41-32:45) – Even though the Pacers are no longer unbeaten in the Orlando bubble, there’s still plenty to dive into with their restart. For that and more we turn to J Michael, Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star.     (32:46-47:54) – Joey Mulinaro of Barstool Sports stops by to discuss the decision of Purdue star wide receiver Rondale Moore to opt out of the 2020 season and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
August 6, 2020
(00:00-21:51) – The show opens on a Thursday with Dan reacting to the latest stories involving college football trying to take place amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (21:52-33:22) – Dan continues looking at the likelihood of fans getting to see college athletics take place this year and updates on news of where Nojel Eastern will play basketball this season.   (33:23-37:55) – Dan takes some phone calls on sports and Covid-19 and previews the rest of today’s show.   (37:56-1:02:37) – With the Pacers rolling in the restart at the NBA’s Orlando bubble, we chat with Alex Golden of PacersTalk.net to preview tonight’s battle against the Phoenix Suns.    (1:02:38-1:15:11) – Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune looks at the chances of college athletics taking places this year and talks a little bit about the PGA Championship. (1:15:12-1:23:54) – Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook go over some bets they like for the day including the JCook Parlay of the Day.         (1:23:55-1:45:38) – One of our favorites when it comes to the tour, Ryan Burr of the Golf Channel stops by to give us the inside scoop of who is likely to win and who we should consider betting on as the tournament takes place. (1:45:39-2:02:20) – In his weekly slot, Mike Wells takes some time out of his busy day on the golf course to chat with Dan about Colts camp and the recent play of the Indiana Pacers.         (2:02:21-2:05:42) – Thursday’s show ends with Dan sharing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, a look at tonight’s Pacers-Suns game.
August 6, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-14:24) – With the Pacers rolling in the restart at the NBA’s Orlando bubble, we chat with Alex Golden of PacersTalk.net to preview tonight’s battle against the Phoenix Suns.    (14:25-25:53) – Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune looks at the chances of college athletics taking places this year and talks a little bit about the PGA Championship. (25:54-47:25) – One of our favorites when it comes to the tour, Ryan Burr of the Golf Channel stops by to give us the inside scoop of who is likely to win and who we should consider betting on as the tournament takes place.
August 5, 2020
(00:00-23:29)– Dan reacts to another stellar performance from TJ Warren in the Indiana Pacers victory over the Magic yesterday. Plus, a look at the most recent Colts players to opt out of the 2020 season due to Covid-19.     (23:30-37:15) – Dan continues to express his burning desire for the Pacers to face off against the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. Later, Dan takes a look at the release of the Big Ten’s schedule, even though it doesn’t mean a season is happening. (37:16-43:46) – Hour number one ends with Dan answering some questions from listeners on Twitter, including the recent historic stretch of play by TJ Warren. (43:47-1:07:19) – For a complete breakdown of the decision to hold the Indy 500 without fans, we turn to Doug Boles, the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Doug takes us through what ultimately went into the decision and why IMS and IndyCar as a whole are thankful the race will still happen, even without fans. Plus, Doug shares what aspects of the Indy 500 fans will still see when watching the race and how drivers and teams are preparing for race day.  (1:07:20-1:23:21) – The decision to not have fans at the Indy 500 and the success of bubble sports like the NBA, NHL, and MLS. (1:23:22-1:28:02) – Dan looks at some comments from listeners on Twitter and asks a few of his signature “gun to head” sports questions.        (1:28:03-1:47:53) – One of our pals, ESPN’s Seth Greenberg stops by to evaluate the college days of TJ Warren and recap his epic stretch of play for the Pacers. Plus, Seth talks a little bit on the Indiana Hoosiers and whether or not we will have college sports this year.           (1:48:54-2:01:04) –Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook go over some of the bets they are looking at today, including the JCook Parlay of the Day. Also, Dan continues examining the play of TJ Warren and the Indiana Pacers and later Dan asks more gun to head questions of Jimmy.        (2:01:05-2:10:03) – We close out Wednesday’s show with Dan sharing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, more "gun to head" questions and Dan reviews the latest members of the Indianapolis Colts to opt out of the season.
August 5, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-13:28) – For a complete breakdown of the decision to hold the Indy 500 without fans, we turn to Doug Boles, the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Doug takes us through what ultimately went into the decision and why IMS and IndyCar as a whole are thankful the race will still happen, even without fans. Plus, Doug shares what aspects of the Indy 500 fans will still see when watching the race and how drivers and teams are preparing for race day.  (13:29-32:33) – One of our pals, ESPN’s Seth Greenberg stops by to evaluate the college days of TJ Warren and recap his epic stretch of play for the Pacers. Plus, Seth talks a little bit on the Indiana Hoosiers and whether or not we will have college sports this year.
August 4, 2020
(00:00-23:57)– Dan opens Tuesday’s show by reflecting on last night’s dominating Pacers victory over the Washington Wizards and another impressive scoring output from TJ Warren.   (23:58-37:28) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 drops by and reacts to the news the Indy 500 will be held without fans. Mike then shares his thoughts on what this news does to the chances that Colts fans are allowed at Lucas Oil Stadium in any capacity this season. Plus, Mike looks at the progress in the early goings at Colts camp. (37:29-40:04) – Dan closes the first hour on a Tuesday with some more thoughts on the Pacers and a look ahead to the rest of the show lineup.        (40:05-1:07:14) – Jason Benetti, one of our favorites and the TV play by play voice of the Chicago White Sox, drops by to update us on the team’s five game win streak and how to feel about the team moving forward. Plus, the general silliness that takes place during a Benetti segment.     (1:07:15-1:16:07) – Dan continues sharing his reactions to the Indiana Pacers dominant performance over the Washington Wizards yesterday and the play of TJ Warren. Also, Dan shares the final money totals raised from his golf outing. (1:17:08-1:25:33) – Dan looks at the state of the country, takes a call about the Pac-12 players opting out and later preview’s the rest of today’s show       (1:25:34-1:48:12) – One of the best in the business, Dan Shulman of ESPN and the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays updates us on the Blue Jays new “home” in Buffalo this season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Later, Dan shares some of his favorite college basketball calls and broadcasts over the years.          (1:48:13-2:00:38) –Dan expands on the decision to not have fans at the Indy 500 and shares his love of the Indy 500 radio broadcast. Later, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook share their bets for the day including the JCook Parlay of the Day.       (2:00:39-2:09:34) – Tuesday’s show ends with Dan revealing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, Dan goes back off on a conversation with a listener on Twitter.
August 4, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-13:22) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 drops by and reacts to the news the Indy 500 will be held without fans. Mike then shares his thoughts on what this news does to the chances that Colts fans are allowed at Lucas Oil Stadium in any capacity this season. Plus, Mike looks at the progress in the early goings at Colts camp. (13:23-40:222) – Jason Benetti, one of our favorites and the TV play by play voice of the Chicago White Sox, drops by to update us on the team’s five game win streak and how to feel about the team moving forward. Plus, the general silliness that takes place during a Benetti segment.     (40:23-56:51) – One of the best in the business, Dan Shulman of ESPN and the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays updates us on the Blue Jays new “home” in Buffalo this season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Later, Dan shares some of his favorite college basketball calls and broadcasts over the years.
August 3, 2020
(00:00-23:10)– Dan opens the show on a Monday by addressing a monster weekend in the sports world, including the Pacers victory over the 76ers via a 53 point outing from TJ Warren. Plus, Dan shares his thoughts on the NCAA amid the Covid-19 pandemic and previews the rest of today’s show. (23:11-32:38) – Dan further examines TJ Warren’s 53 point outing over the weekend and continues begging for a Pacers-Heat playoff matchup. Later, Dan shares his thoughts on Malcolm Brogdon suffering yet another injury.   (32:39-39:12) – We close out the first hour of the show with Dan evaluating Indiana and Purdue basketball’s off seasons.       (39:13-1:02:50) – The Fan’s own Big Joe Staysniak of The Fan Morning Show with Jeff and Big Joe returns to his regular spot after the long offseason  to update us on Colts camp and get us ready for the journey to Week 1 of the Regular Season. (1:02:51-1:17:05) – Dan mentions a new blog that he posted on The Fan’s website and also evaluates statements made by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.  (1:17:06-1:23:01) – Hour number two closes on a Monday with Dan giving his thoughts on the news that Pac-12 football players are going to opt out unless certain safety conditions are met.      (1:23:02-1:48:29) – The great Boog Sciambi of ESPN drops by to evaluate the level of play in the MLB so far and later has a spirited debate with Dan about whether or not bunting is a viable play in today’s game.         (1:48:30-2:00:28) –Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook discuss a wide variety of NBA bets and prop bets they are looking at today.      (2:00:29-2:03:09) – The show ends on a Monday with Dan revealing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Also, Dan talks more about his new blog on The Fan website.
August 3, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-23:09) – The Fan’s own Big Joe Staysniak of The Fan Morning Show with Jeff and Big Joe returns to his regular spot after the long offseason  to update us on Colts camp and get us ready for the journey to Week 1 of the Regular Season. (23:10-48:29) – The great Boog Sciambi of ESPN drops by to evaluate the level of play in the MLB so far and later has a spirited debate with Dan about whether or not he feels bunting is a viable play in today’s game.
July 31, 2020
(00:00-23:15)– Dan is out golfing so our sixth man of the year Kevin Bowen is in the hosting chair getting us ready for the resumption of the Pacers season tomorrow and previewing today’s show.  (23:16-34:40) – Kevin talks a little bit about the NFL’s Top 100 list and where he evaluates the Colts that were on that list. Plus, KB and Jimmy examine the newest broadcast team to enter the Monday Night Football booth. (34:41-42:43) – With the first hour coming to an end, Kevin and Jimmy look at the news that Notre Dame will be joining the ACC for one season only due to the Covid-19 pandemic.     (42:44-1:08:08) – The voice of the Colts Matt Taylor drops by to reflect on the early stages of Colts camp, what type of leaps he expects from both the coaching staff and the roster, and which position battles intrigue him the most. Also, Matt and KB discuss how their beloved Cincinnati Reds are doing in the early stages of the Colts season. (1:08:09-1:21:57) – Kevin and Jimmy look at the most stressful individual position in sports and why SEC Kickers might be number one on the list.  (1:21:58-1:31:01) – KB closes out hour number two by talking on some of the recent comments by Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan on the lineup for the restart to the regular season.   (1:31:02-1:53:12) – Pacers writer and host of the Locked On Pacers podcast, Tony East stops by to get us ready for games that actually count in the NBA’s Orlando bubble. Those contests begin tomorrow night when the Pacers take on the 76ers.     (1:53:13-2:07:01) – KB finally reveals which NBA restart over/under win total he is putting some money on. Plus, Jimmy shares a prop bet that he’s looking at for Victor Oladipo available on Draft Kings.   (2:07:02-2:15:00) – The week is closed out with Kevin further evaluating the Pacers chances in the Orlando bubble and what the future may hold for Victor Oladipo past this season. Plus, Kevin and Jimmy discuss what bets they plan on placing over the course of the MONSTER sports weekend.
July 31, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-24:44) – The voice of the Colts Matt Taylor drops by to reflect on the early stages of Colts camp, what type of leaps he expects from both the coaching staff and the roster, and which position battles intrigue him the most. Also, Matt and KB discuss how their beloved Cincinnati Reds are doing in the early stages of the Colts season. (24:45-46:28) – Pacers writer and host of the Locked On Pacers podcast, Tony East stops by to get us ready for games that actually count in the NBA’s Orlando bubble. Those contests begin tomorrow night when the Pacers take on the 76ers.
July 30, 2020
(00:00-22:33)– Dan opens the show by sharing his thoughts on the return of NBA games that count, speculates on whether Victor Oladipo will play in Orlando. Plus, Colts camp rolls on (22:34-37:49) – Kyle Neddenriep of the IndyStar drops by to clarify the current situation of high school contact sports at schools in Marion County and whether or not any precautionary delays are planned amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (37:50-43:16) – Dan closes the first hour by looking at the current Covid-19 crisis with the Miami Marlins and the MLB. Later, Dan previews the rest of today’s show lineup.     (43:17-1:05:00) – ESPN’s Frank Isola visits the show to discuss the NBA’s return in the Orlando bubble and the fact that games count for real as the regular season resumes tonight. (1:05:01-1:20:24) – The discussion on whether or not players on the Miami Marlins should still be paid due to Covid-19 spreading through their club house to do alleged careless actions by numerous team members. (1:20:25-1:28:10) – Hour number two comes to a close with Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook talking about the return of sports and the NBA. Also, Dan wants to know what in the world is going on at young people’s parties today.       (1:28:11-2:03:44) – Play by Play voice of the San Francisco Giants Dave Flemming jumps in to discuss the MLB’s start to the season, the Covid-19 fiasco with the Miami Marlins, and the suspension of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly.    (2:03:45-2:18:25) – Mike Wells of ESPN talks us through the start of training camp for the Colts and the rest of the NFL and shares his thoughts on whether or not Victor Oladipo will play for the Pacers in the official start to games that count in the NBA’s bubble.   (2:18:26-2:20:20) – We close out on a Wednesday with Dan reading off the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day results.
July 30, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-14:27) – Kyle Neddenriep of the IndyStar drops by to clarify the current situation of contact high school sports, Covid-19, Marion County schools and whether or not any precautionary delays are planned.   (14:28-36:07) – ESPN’s Frank Isola visits the show to discuss the NBA’s return in the Orlando bubble and the fact that games count for real as the regular season resumes tonight. (36:08-56:51) – Play by Play voice of the San Francisco Giants Dave Flemming jumps in to discuss the MLB’s start to the season, the Covid-19 fiasco with the Miami Marlins, and the suspension of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly.
July 29, 2020
(00:00-22:30)– Dan shares a story on some recent activity between him and a listener on Twitter.    (22:31-37:32) – The conversation shifts gear so who the MVP of the Colts is heading into this season. Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook share their thoughts and listeners send in their picks as well. (37:33-45:17) – The first hour ends with Dan continuing the conversation on who is the most important player on the Colts roster.   (45:18-1:10:19) – One of the strongest names in NFL coverage, Tim Hasselbeck of ESPN drops by to look at Colts camp and training camps across the NFL. Later, Tim looks at the areas of the Colts roster that impresses him the most and why he feels football isn’t an insanely complicated game. (1:10:20-1:22:19) – Dan gets a conspiracy theory on Bill Belichick and the Patriots this season and evaluates it with Jimmy. The two of them look at Cam Newton and the Pats, Philip Rivers and the Colts and whether or not New England is planning to tank the season for Trevor Lawrence.     (1:22:20-1:31:42) – Hour number two ends with Dan looking at the treatment of Indiana Men’s basketball head coach Archie Miller by the local media and compares to the treatment of former Indiana and current Georgia head coach Tom Crean.      (1:31:43-1:52:55) – Friend of the show Seth Greenberg of ESPN jumps into his usual spot by discussing the upcoming date that will impact college athletes amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Seth also examines the chances that we see college sports this year and shares his thoughts on the NBA’s restart in Orlando.      (1:52:56-2:08:37) – The hall of famer and Purdue great Gene Keady stops by to reflect on the life of Lou Henson and share some stories from the coaching days. (2:06:09-2:15:26) – We close out on a Wednesday with Dan reading off the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day results. Dan also shares what he’ll be up to this Friday when he’s next out and also shares his thoughts on the referee shortage in high school sports in Indiana.
July 29, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-18:37) – One of the strongest names in NFL coverage, Tim Hasselbeck of ESPN drops by to look at Colts camp and training camps across the NFL. Later, Tim looks at the areas of the Colts roster that impresses him the most and why he feels football isn’t an insanely complicated game. (18:38-39:36) – Friend of the show Seth Greenberg of ESPN jumps into his usual spot by discussing the upcoming date that will impact college athletes amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Seth also examines the chances that we see college sports this year and shares his thoughts on the NBA’s restart in Orlando.     (39:37-50:46) – The hall of famer and Purdue great Gene Keady stops by to reflect on the life of Lou Henson and share some stories from the coaching days.
July 28, 2020
(00:00-19:41– Dan is back and excited for Colts camp, which starts today. Dan also reacts to the positive Covid-19 tests within the Miami Marlins organization and later shares his thoughts on some of the Colts rookies.   (19:42-36:25) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 stops by to discuss what’s on the docket for the first day of training camp for the Indianapolis Colts. Plus the NFL roster rules and regulations are reflected upon. (36:26-43:32) – Dan closes out hour number one by taking a look at the rest of today’s show lineup. (43:33-1:10:34) – Our good friend Jason Benetti drops in to update us on the Covid-19 scare within the MLB and how the White Sox look after opening weekend. Later, Jason looks at the biggest strengths and weaknesses on the White Sox roster.    (1:10:35-1:25:24) – The talented Andrew Walker of Colts.com gives us the rundown of what’s going on in the first week of Colts Camp, how the NFL can have a successful season, and what the league can learn from the MLB’s Covid-19 scare.  (1:25:25-1:31:39) – We close out the second hour of the show with Dan sharing his favorite bet of the day on the MLB schedule.   (1:31:40-1:56:29) – A man that always increases our football IQ, 14 year veteran cornerback Darius Butler visits the show to evaluate the current structure of the Colts roster and share his thoughts on whether or not the NFL season can actually happen amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (1:56:30-2:06:08) – Dan talks about the problems he’s having with his smoke detector and reads some tweets from listeners and writers. Also, show producer Jimmy Cook shares his bet of the day which focuses on the MLS is Back Tournament. (2:06:09-2:14:36) – The show ends on a Tuesday with Dan sharing the results from the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino’s Race of the Day. Plus, Dan shares a story of a recent incident that happened on his lake.
July 28, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-26:44) – Our good friend Jason Benetti drops in to update us on the Covid-19 scare within the MLB and how the White Sox look after opening weekend. Later, Jason looks at the biggest strengths and weaknesses on the White Sox roster.    (26:45-40:32) – The talented Andrew Walker of Colts.com gives us the rundown of what’s going on in the first week of Colts Camp, how the NFL can have a successful season, and what the league can learn from the MLB’s Covid-19 scare. (40:33-47:09) – A man that always increases our football IQ, 14 year veteran cornerback Darius Butler visits the show to evaluate the current structure of the Colts roster and share his thoughts on whether or not the NFL season can actually happen amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 27, 2020
(00:00-23:31) – The week opens with Kevin Bowen filling in for Dan has he is out for the day. KB reacts to the Covid-19 scare among the Miami Marlins and the potential impact on the rest of the MLB. Later, Kevin shares his thoughts on the Pacers latest scrimmage and life without Domantas Sabonis (at least for the time being). (23:32-40:10) – KB dives further into the potential ramifications in the MLB following the reported positive test results from the Miami Marlins. Kevin and show producer Jimmy Cook go back and forth on the matter and also discuss the Jamal Adams trade between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks.         \ (40:11-44:19) – Hour one ends with Kevin Bowen giving more thoughts on US sports returning amid the Covid-19 pandemic and what to expect from the NFL’s attempts to start. Plus, KB takes a look at the rest of today’s show. (44:20-1:09:48) – J. Michael, Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star stops by to breakdown the Pacers’ most recent scrimmage and what the latest is on the health of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.     (1:09:49-1:22:00) – KB and Jimmy look at the current details of Pacers head coach Nate McMillan’s contract and examine his record as a head coach in the NBA Playoffs.    (1:22:01-1:30:07) – Hour number two ends with Kevin Bowen looking at the current structure of the Colts roster and reviewing what time of impact a shortened preseason and offseason may have on the team. (1:30:08-1:52:58) – Jim Ayello, Colts beat writer for the Indy Star, gets us ready for the start of Colts camp, examines the current makeup of the roster with KB, and shares what to expect from the team this season.  (1:52:59-2:07:08) – Kevin takes a look at the latest news out of the world of IndyCar which sees a double header on the IMS road course being added to the schedule for October. Later, KB looks at the hurdles that NFL players will face with if they are exposed to Covid-19 during the season. (2:07:09-2:12:08) – Monday’s show ends with Kevin Bowen sharing the results from the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino’s Race of the Day. Plus, KB and Jimmy look at whether or not there’s anything good to bet on in tonight’s MLB slate.
July 27, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-25:00) – J. Michael, Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star stops by to breakdown the Pacers’ most recent scrimmage and what the latest is on the health of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.     (25:01-47:09) – Jim Ayello, Colts beat writer for the Indy Star, gets us ready for the start of Colts camp, examines the current makeup of the roster with KB, and shares what to expect from the team this season.
July 24, 2020
(00:00-23:22) – Friday’s show opens with Dan celebrating the return of America’s past time to the sports landscape. He and show producer Jimmy Cook share their thoughts on those MLB Opening Night games and later Dan reacts to the first Pacers scrimmage in the NBA bubble.      (23:32-40:00) – Jason Hammer of WIBC returns to his weekly spot to share some MLB Opening Weekend bets he’s looking at and later talks on the mixture of the Black Lives Matter message and the return of sports.               (40:01-44:17) – Hour one closes with Dan continuing the conversation on athletes using their platform to advocate on things and whether or not people have to listen to it.    (44:18-1:05:08) – The ultimate Colts insider, our own Kevin Bowen drops by to update us on Colts camp prep and examine how the team will respond to the challenges and changes brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic. (1:05:09-1:21:57) – Dan discusses the JCook Parlay of the Day with Jimmy as the two of them dive deep into the matchups for MLB Opening Weekend.     (1:21:58-1:28:54) – Hour number two ends with further conversations on the MLB’s opening weekend and Dan shares never ending adventure he had yesterday that ended with him watching some baseball. (1:28:55-1:57:31) – The legend Uwe Blab drops by to update on what he’s been up to lately, what some of his favorite board games during quarantine are, and reveal when the last time he shot a basketball was.  (1:57:32-2:05:04) – Dan reflects back on the conversation with Uwe Blab and shares what he’ll be doing over the weekend. (2:05:05-2:04:29) – We close out the week with Dan and Jimmy’s thoughts on some prop bets for the MLB season. Plus, callers join in on the conversation and pass along some bets as well.
July 24, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-20:05) – The ultimate Colts insider, our own Kevin Bowen drops by to update us on Colts camp prep and examine how the team will respond to the challenges and changes brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic. (20:06-48:30) – The legend Uwe Blab drops by to update on what he’s been up to lately, what some of his favorite board games during quarantine are, and reveal when the last time he shot a basketball was.
July 23, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-27:45) – Mike Chappell aka The Dean of Fox 59 and CBS 4 looks the Colts roster as it stands and where on the field they can’t afford to lose talent moving forward. Plus, the likelihood of training camp going off without a hitch.         (27:47-53:29) – Friend of the show Seth Greenberg drops in his weekly spot to discuss the chances we see college hoops in the winter and the overall outlook for college sports at all this season.
July 22, 2020
(00:00-22:42) – The show opens on a Wednesday with Dan sharing his thoughts on the recent surge in Covid-19 cases and who he feels is the greatest all around football player of all time.   (24:43-36:49) – Dan looks at the impact the Indy 500 blackout being lifted here in Indianapolis may have on the station.            (36:50-41:23) – Dan ends the first hour by looking at how much information he needs before he is comfortably starting football amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (41:24-1:05:14) – One of the most insightful sports writers out there, Gregg Doyel of the IndyStar drops in to discuss the way Victor Oladipo and the Pacers have handled his situations the last few weeks and what the impact is by lifting the local television blackout on the Indy 500 and having some fans at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.    (1:05:15-1:18:31) – The conversation on the local Indy 500 TV blackout being lifted and the impact it has on the station is discussed further by Dan. Also, Dan previews the upcoming interview with Dan Plesac of the MLB Network.  (1:18:32-1:23:52) – Hour number two ends with Dan further expressing his frustration with not being able to watch the Cubs here in Indy due to lack of agreements with the Marquee Sports Network. (1:23:53-1:47:53) – Always a great time when Dan Plesac of the MLB Network joins the show. This time he gets us ready for the long awaited start to the MLB season which takes place tomorrow.  (1:47:54-2:00:28) – Dan takes some comments from listeners on the phone lines and reacts to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order that mandates the wearing of masks starting on Monday.    (2:00:29-2:04:29) – The show closes with Dan sharing the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day results. Plus, Dan and Jimmy reflect on the Premier League bets they made today.
July 22, 2020
(00:00-23:39) – One of the most insightful sports writers out there, Gregg Doyel of the IndyStar drops in to discuss the way Victor Oladipo and the Pacers have handled his situations the last few weeks and what the impact is by lifting the local television blackout on the Indy 500 and having some fans at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.   (23:41-47:02) – Always a great time when Dan Plesac of the MLB Network joins the show. This time he gets us ready for the long awaited start to the MLB season which takes place tomorrow.
July 21, 2020
(00:00-24:54) – Dan shares his excitement for MLB’s return to action and discusses the concept of fake crowd noise and virtual fan interaction with show producer Jimmy Cook to open the show on a Monday. (24:55-39:42) – Mike Chappell aka The Dean of Fox 59 and CBS 4 looks the Colts roster as it stands and where on the field they can’t afford to lose talent moving forward. Plus, the likelihood of training camp going off without a hitch.       (39:43-44:53) – Hour number one ends with Dan looking at his “only in Indy” list and looking at a “conspiracy theory” sent in by a fan about a picture of the Pacers posted on the NBA TV twitter account. (44:54-1:06:26) – The second hour begins with Dan continuing his “only in Indy list” and fans sending in their responses as well.  (1:06:27-1:27:37) – The talented David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago gives us all the Cubs insights we need with Opening Day taking place later this week. Later, David and Dan express their frustration with trying to watch the Cubs and Marquee Sports Network.     (1:27:38-1:31:59) – Hour number two ends with Dan further expressing his frustration with not being able to watch the Cubs here in Indy due to lack of agreements with the Marquee Sports Network. (1:32:00-1:59:26) – One of our favorites Mark Boyle, the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers, stops by to discuss his habits during a night on the town and preview the Pacers prep for the NBA’s restart in the bubble in Orlando. Plus, Mark talks about some of what to expect from the radio broadcasts with no fans. (1:59:27-2:07:42) – We head to the phone lines with thoughts and comments on having player mic’d up, the thought of the NFL season not happening, and a man that understood Dan’s movie reference earlier in the show. (2:07:43-2:16:49) – Dan reveals the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day results and talks about his recent change during his religious walk about. Plus, Dan and Jimmy update the audience on their Premier League bets of the day.
July 21, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-14:40) – Mike Chappell aka The Dean of Fox 59 and CBS 4 looks the Colts roster as it stands and where on the field they can’t afford to lose talent moving forward. Plus, the likelihood of training camp going off without a hitch.          (14:41-31:19) – The talented David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago gives us all the Cubs insights we need with Opening Day taking place later this week. Later, David and Dan express their frustration with trying to watch the Cubs and Marquee Sports Network.       (31:20-58:27) – One of our favorites Mark Boyle, the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers, stops by to discuss his habits during a night on the town and preview the Pacers prep for the NBA’s restart in the bubble in Orlando. Plus, Mark talks about some of what to expect from the radio broadcasts with no fans.
July 20, 2020
(00:00-22:05) – We open up a monster week with Dan back in-studio and going after the NFL and NFL Players Association for not utilizing all of this time to formulate a plan that will provide safety and care for the players when the season resumes.  Dan also brings up the fact that unlike the MLB Players Association, the NFL Players Association has at least been unified in their messaging publicly as to why they are upset with the Owners and the league. (22:06-35:43) – The winner of IndyCar’s Iowa 250  over the weekend, Josef Newgarden of Team Penske drops by to talk about the victory with Dan and shares his thoughts on what racing has been like during the Covid-19 pandemic. (35:44-44:34) – Dan closes out the hour number one by expressing his frustration with the bad acting in A Few Good Men. Plus, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook share the bets they are taking today in     (44:35-1:09:25) – One of the best in the business Kevin Harlan of Turner Sports, CBS Sports, and Westwood One visits the show to give us a peek at what broadcasts are going to look like for the NBA’s restart this week, how he feels it will all go, and whether or not he thinks the NFL will be successful in their return plans. (1:09:26-1:20:55) – Dan reflects on the conversation with Kevin Harlan regarding the NBA’s restart in Orlando amid the Covid-19 pandemic.       (1:20:56-1:29:34) – Hour number two ends with Dan examining the difficulties of watching Cubs games here in Indiana   (1:29:35-1:51:11) – Our go to source for everything, but particularly so when it comes to college athletics, Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated visits the show to bring us up to speed on the decisions by Power 5 football schools to play only conference games. Plus, Pat shares his thoughts on whether or not we’ll even see a college football season this fall.  (1:51:12-2:06:36) – Dan takes a question from a caller regarding the ramifications for smaller colleges in both basketball and football with Power 5 conferences deciding they will only play conference games this season.         (2:06:37-2:14:30) – Dan looks ahead to tomorrow’s show lineup and laments on Premier League bet losses with Jimmy. Plus, a glance at the results from the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day.
July 20, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-11:29) – The winner of IndyCar’s Iowa 250  over the weekend, Josef Newgarden of Team Penske drops by to talk about the victory with Dan and shares his thoughts on what racing has been like during the Covid-19 pandemic.      (11:30-37:00) – One of the best in the business Kevin Harlan of Turner Sports, CBS Sports, and Westwood One visits the show to give us a peek at what broadcasts are going to look like for the NBA’s restart this week, how he feels it will all go, and whether or not he thinks the NFL will be successful in their return plans. (37:01-51:01) – Our go to source for everything, but particularly so when it comes to college athletics, Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated visits the show to bring us up to speed on the decisions by Power 5 football schools to play only conference games. Plus, Pat shares his thoughts on whether or not we’ll even see a college football season this fall.
July 17, 2020
(00:00-23:08) – Dan’s out today but thankfully Kevin Bowen is in to discuss his thoughts on the Colts being favorites to land Dak Prescott next off season. Plus, a look at the Pacers-Victor Oladipo saga from the past few weeks.      (23:09-38:19) – Kevin and show producer Jimmy Cook continue the conversation on Victor Oladipo and his future with the Pacers. Later, they look at Tiger Woods’ run to make the cut at The Memorial…there may be money on the line.       (38:20-44:37) – Kevin continues looking at the current state of the Pacers with uncertainty surrounding Victor Oladipo and what may happen to long term contract negotiations if Vic isn’t able to play in the bubble.     (44:38-1:07:31) – Joe Vardon of The Athletic chats with us on the latest NBA news as he is live from quarantine inside the league’s bubble in Orlando. Also, Joe shares his thoughts on Victor Oladipo and the Pacers.    (1:07:32-1:22:27) – The Voice of the Indy 500 Mark Jaynes visits the program to look at a massive IndyCar double header in Iowa this weekend. Plus, Mark updates us on how racing and travel has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.     (1:22:28-1:32:11) – KB closes out the second hour by giving his thoughts on Dan’s ongoing debate about the state of the Colts under current GM Chris Ballard and where they were under the previous administration led by Ryan Grigson. (1:32:12-1:54:56) – Our friend the content machine Joey Mulinaro visits with KB to update us on what he’s been doing amid the pandemic. Later, Joey shares his thoughts on the Pacers and Victor Oladipo, the Dak Prescott to the Colts odds, and the start of the Chicago Cubs season next week.       (1:54:57-2:10:37) – Mike Wells of ESPN helps keep Kevin and Jimmy sane with some updates on Tiger Woods’ chances of making the cut at The Memorial. Plus, updates from all over the leaderboard at the PGA tour event.        (2:10:38-2:20:54) – Kevin and Jimmy take a look at how no fans will impact major sports as they return here in the US and discuss if there may be some bets they look into this weekend.
July 17, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-18:32) – Joe Vardon of The Athletic chats with us on the latest NBA news as he is live from quarantine inside the league’s bubble in Orlando. Also, Joe shares his thoughts on Victor Oladipo and the Pacers.    (18:33-30:58) – The Voice of the Indy 500 Mark Jaynes visits the program to look at a massive IndyCar double header in Iowa this weekend. Plus, Mark updates us on how racing and travel has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.    (30:59-46:10) – Our friend the content machine Joey Mulinaro visits with KB to update us on what he’s been doing amid the pandemic. Later, Joey shares his thoughts on the Pacers and Victor Oladipo, the Dak Prescott to the Colts odds, and the start of the Chicago Cubs season next week.      (46:11-57:56) – Mike Wells of ESPN helps keep Kevin and Jimmy sane with some updates on Tiger Woods’ chances of making the cut at The Memorial. Plus, updates from all over the leaderboard at the PGA tour event.
July 16, 2020
(00:00-21:38) – Thursday’s show opens with Dan weighing on Former Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh recalling that  the crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals was “white as a Trump rally”.    (21:39-37:44) – Mike Wells of ESPN is live at The Memorial golf tournament and gives us the low down of what to expect from the field and how he expects Tiger Woods to look in his first golf tournament since the pandemic.      (37:45-45:25) – Dan continues his conversation on Chris Bosh’s comments on Indiana Pacers fans during the 2013 Eastern conference Finals.    (45:26-1:08:04) – The TV voice of the Chicago White Sox, Jason Benetti, walks us through what to expect from the start of the MLB season next week and just how good the White Sox could be. Plus, Jason shares a story from his days as a little league umpire. (1:08:05-1:21:50) – Dan gives his thought on Victor Oladipo’s The examination of Chris Bosh’s comments regarding Indiana Pacers fans during the Heat-Pacers playoff matchup in 2013 is talked on further by Dan.  (1:21:51-1:32:29) – The second hour ends with Dan giving more thoughts on Chris Bosh’s comments and answering questions from listeners on Twitter and YouTube. (1:32:30-1:54:57) – Adnan Virk of DAZN and MLB Network stops by to look at the chances the NBA, the NFL and the MLB are successful in their attempts to either finish their season or begin it. Later, Dan and Adnan laugh about the fact that nearly all of the olden day sports (Boxing, Horse Racing, Soccer, Golf) are dominating the headlines.      (1:54:58-2:11:44) – Dan continues looking at the comments made by Chris Bosh about the Pacers fans and updates us on his poll asking listeners if they will watch the NBA upon its return.      (2:11:45-2:18:29) – The show ends on a Thursday with Dan revealing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Later, Dan reflects on his childhood days growing up on Northwest Indiana.
July 16, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-15:55) – Mike Wells of ESPN is live at The Memorial golf tournament and gives us the low down of what to expect from the field and how he expects Tiger Woods to look in his first golf tournament since the pandemic.      (15:56-37:58) – The TV voice of the Chicago White Sox, Jason Benetti, walks us through what to expect from the start of the MLB season next week and just how good the White Sox could be. Plus, Jason shares a story from his days as a little league umpire. (37:59-57:524) – Adnan Virk of DAZN and MLB Network stops by to look at the chances the NBA, the NFL and the MLB are successful in their attempts to either finish their season or begin it. Later, Dan and Adnan laugh about the fact that nearly all of the olden day sports (Boxing, Horse Racing, Soccer, Golf) are dominating the headlines.
July 15, 2020
(00:00-26:33) – Dan opens the show on a Wednesday by asking show producer Jimmy Cook for his Parlay of the Day. Plus, Dan gives his two cents on the latest developments with Victor Oladipo’s participation with the Pacers in the NBA bubble.   (26:34-41:05) – After hitting the game winning shot for the Golden Eagles in the $1 Million winner take all TBT aka The Basketball Tournament, Travis Diener drops in while on the road back to Wisconsin after a well-deserved night of partying.    (41:06-44:14) – Dan looks at the news involving Texans WR Kenny Stills being arrested while at a protest in Louisville. Later. Dan continues expressing his frustration with the media.   (44:15-1:03:31) – World Series winning pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds and one of our favorites, Rob Dibble stops by the show to get us ready for the start of Major League Baseball next week. (1:03:32-1:20:28) – Dan examines the likelihood of players being fresh once the NBA season resumes in the bubble in Orlando. Also, Dan continues to examine the Victor Oladipo discussion of whether or not he will play in the restart.    (1:20:29-1:27:29) – The second hour ends with Dan continuing his talks on the media and the chances of pro sports successfully returning here in the United States. (1:27:30-1:49:48) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor shares his thoughts on the start of training camp for the team and whether or not it will go off without a hitch. Plus, Matt attempts to grasp what the NFL regular season will look like, both from a broadcaster’s and player’s perspective, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  (1:49:49-2:04:36) – Dan reflects on today’s show lineup and tells stories of all the times he’s had a gun pulled on him by police in his life. Plus, Jimmy gives an update on his JCook Parlay of the Day and Dan shares who he’s looking to bet on in The Memorial golf tournament.    (2:04:37-2:18:32) – Wednesday’s show ends with Dan revealing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, Dan and Jimmy witness their parlay lose on a 95th minute penalty kick.
July 15, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-13:56) – After hitting the game winning shot for the Golden Eagles in the $1 Million winner take all TBT aka The Basketball Tournament, Travis Diener drops in while on the road back to Wisconsin after a well-deserved night of partying.    (13:57-37:49) – World Series winning pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds and one of our favorites, Rob Dibble stops by the show to get us ready for the start of Major League Baseball next week. (37:50-54:53) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor shares his thoughts on the start of training camp for the team and whether or not it will go off without a hitch. Plus, Matt attempts to grasp what the NFL regular season will look like, both from a broadcaster’s and player’s perspective, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 14, 2020
(00:00-24:37) – Tuesday’s show opens with Dan back in the saddle after a successful 9th Annual Tom Dakich Memorial Golf Outing. Dan looks at the recent reports that Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo plans to play in the bubble in Orlando during the NBA’s restart at the end of this month.  (23:38-40:03) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show in his weekly spot to give his continued analysis on whether or not the Colts will be able to have a successful training camp amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (40:04-47:21) – Dan continues the conversation on the NBA’s planned return in the bubble in Orlando. (47:22-1:10:05) – Our friend Seth Greenberg drops by to give us all the info we needed heading in to The Tournament aka TBT Title game tonight between Sideline Cancer and the Golden Eagles.       (1:10:06-1:24:46) – Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook take a look at the latest developments in the Victor Oladipo situation including $3 million dollars that appear to be in dispute.  (1:24:47-1:34:47) – The second hour ends with Dan looking at some local college sports news including the reinstatement of Indiana Hoosiers tight end Peyton Hendershot. (1:34:48-1:57:37) – Another one of our pals, Fran Fraschilla stops by before he jumps on the call for The Tournament Title Game between Sideline Cancer and Golden Eagles tonight on ESPN.  (1:57:38-2:10:20) – The man connected with the NBA like nobody else, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, visits the show to update us on the Victor Oladipo situation and the $3 million salary dispute between the NBA and the Pacers. (2:10:21-2:18:32) – We close out Tuesday with Dan revealing the winner of today’s Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Race of the Day. Plus, Dan and Jimmy talk about Dak Prescott, the Colts QB situation and how tough it is to nail down the most important position in pro football.
July 14, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-15:13) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show in his weekly spot to give his continued analysis on whether or not the Colts will be able to have a successful training camp amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (15:14-37:49) – Our friend Seth Greenberg drops by to give us all the info we needed heading in to The Tournament aka TBT Title game tonight between Sideline Cancer and the Golden Eagles.       (37:50-50:11) – The man connected with the NBA like nobody else, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, visits the show to update us on the Victor Oladipo situation and the $3 million salary dispute between the NBA and the Pacers.
July 13, 2020
(00:00-23:53) – Dan is out at the 9th Annual Tom Dakich Memorial Golf Outing but we’ve got one of the best reliever’s in the business, Greg Rakestraw, coming out of the bullpen. Greg gives a rundown of today’s show lineup and examines a number of different topics including the state of high school athletics amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  (23:54-38:45) – Fresh off his first career NTT IndyCar Series win, Felix Rosenqvist drops in to reflect on his victory at Road America in Wisconsin over the weekend. (38:46-47:22) – Greg Rakestraw and show producer Jimmy Cook speculate on what the new team name for Washington could be after the NFL franchise’s decision to remove the name Redskins from its identity. (47:23-1:06:35) – The Athletic Director of Indiana State, Sherard Clinkscales, visits the show to let us in on how Indiana State is handling the fallout from the Pac-12 and Big Ten announcing last week that they will only play conference games.  (1:06:36-1:20:46) – Martin Rennie, Manager for the Indy Eleven, stops by to update us on the performance of the Indy Eleven in their first match back from the stoppage due to the pandemic and to share some stories about different players on the roster.  (1:20:47-1:38:15) – Hour number two ends with Greg diving into Victor Oladipo’s decision to not play for the Pacers in the bubble in Orlando before giving it a fair chance. We get thoughts and comments from listeners as well.  (1:29:22-1:59:06) – We continue the conversation on Victor Oladipo’s decision to only travel with the Pacers but not play in the bubble in Orlando during the NBA’s restart.  (1:59:07-2:13:56) – Beth Goetz, Athletic Director at Ball State University, shares how the Cardinals have been dealing with the continued issues facing college athletics amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (2:13:57-2:26:28) – We close out Monday with Greg Rakestraw reading the Race of the Day results and giving his final thoughts on the Victor Oladipo situation with the Indiana Pacers.
July 13, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-11:19) – Fresh off his first career NTT IndyCar Series win, Felix Rosenqvist drops in to reflect on his victory at Road America in Wisconsin over the weekend. (11:20-20:43) – The Athletic Director of Indiana State, Sherard Clinkscales, visits the show to let us in on how Indiana State is handling the fallout from the Pac-12 and Big Ten announcing last week that they will only play conference games. (20:44-31:25) – Martin Rennie, Manager for the Indy Eleven, stops by to update us on the performance of the Indy Eleven in their first match back from the stoppage due to the pandemic and to share some stories about different players on the roster. (31:26-40:28) – Beth Goetz, Athletic Director at Ball State University, shares how the Cardinals have been dealing with the continued issues facing college athletics amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
July 10, 2020
(00:00-23:26) – We open the show on a Friday with Dan sharing the fact that the legendary Coach Bob Knight never allowed shoe guys or agents to dirty up the program. Dan relates it to people worshiping athletes and players nowadays, which has made him respect Coach Knight further.            (23:27-37:01) – WIBC’s Jason Hammer visits the program, back in his weekly spot, to give his thoughts on Victor Oladipo’s decision, politics being further infused into sports, and whether or not sports will be successful in their return bids here in the US. (37:02-46:06) – We knock on wood was we close out the first hour because the lights and power at Dan’s house flickered, but somehow he’s still connected. Dan also looks at the ongoing court case involving Zion Williamson and the latest alleged developments in that case. (46:07-1:09:24) – One of our favorites and former Colts cornerback Darius Butler drops by to share his thoughts on how NFL players and teams will be impacted by the changes to normal routines and schedules as they prepare for training camp and, ultimately, the start of the NFL season.      (1:09:25-1:23:10) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Today, in what is our 58th and final Eskenazi guest segment, we are joined by Wendy St. John, who is a certified trauma nurse with the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health. Wendy went to Lawrence Central High School and graduated from Indiana University.  (1:23:11-1:29:21) – The second hour ends with Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook taking a look at the upcoming sports calendar for the weekend, discuss what bets they plan on placing today, and examine if the success The Basketball Tournament has had in their bubble environment offers hope to the NBA.   (1:29:22-1:50:23) – Our very own Kevin Bowen stops by to breakdown both sides of the ball for the Indianapolis Colts and shares what to expect from the team as they prepare for the start of training camp, which is just over two weeks away.  (1:50:24-2:05:53) – ESPN’s Brett Okamoto gets us all setup and ready to fight…or bet on UFC 251 which takes place on Saturday night on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and features there title fights, including Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Title. (2:05:54-2:17:14) – We close out the week with Dan and Jimmy expressing their frustration that Aaron Craft potentially stepping away from basketball is dominating headlines.  Plus, Dan shares his final thoughts heading into a big sports weekend.
July 10, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-23:04) – One of our favorites and former Colts cornerback Darius Butler drops by to share his thoughts on how NFL players and teams will be impacted by the changes to normal routines and schedules as they prepare for training camp and, ultimately, the start of the NFL season.      (23:04-43:49) – Our very own Kevin Bowen stops by to breakdown both sides of the ball for the Indianapolis Colts and shares what to expect from the team as they prepare for the start of training camp, which is just over two weeks away. (43:49-52:37) – ESPN’s Brett Okamoto gets us all setup and ready to fight…or bet on UFC 251 which takes place on Saturday night on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and features there title fights, including Jorge Masvidal vs Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Title.
July 9, 2020
(00:00-23:01) – Thursday’s show opens with Dan reminding listeners that there is still time to sign up for the 9th Annual Tom Dakich Memorial Golf Outing which takes places this coming Monday, July 13th.  Dan also shares his thoughts on the attempts by different sport leagues to return, and what it all means for college sports in the fall.           (23:02-39:12) – Listeners on Twitter and YouTube continue to complain to Dan about his thoughts on Ryan Grigson. Later, Dan talks for a bit on the COVID-19 pandemic and recent spike in cases. (39:13-45:10) – We close out hour two with Dan again asking for real discussions and real conversations that are actually meaningful to be had.  (45:11-1:06:30) – The main man Seth Greenberg of ESPN drops in to update us on the likelihood of college sports coming back successfully this fall. Plus, he shares some thoughts on the TBT games he’s calling today.     (1:06:31-1:20:24) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Darwin Shurig, who currently runs his own executive search firm that specializes in mid-level to executive level opportunities for quality Engineering & Marketing talent in the medical industries.  Darwin was a full-time respiratory therapist from 1994 thru 2004 before his career led to leadership positions in sales for medical device companies from 2004 to 2015. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Darwin wanted to apply his RT skills again and started looking for a place where he could return to work and Eskenazi Health offered him a 10-week contract working two 12-hour shifts per week.  (1:20:25-1:32:03) – The second hour ends with Dan taking a look at the reports that masks may become mandatory at pro sporting events if fans are allowed entry. Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook share what they would do if that is the case.   (1:32:04-1:54:45) – Our guy Fran Fraschilla of ESPN stops by to preview the top story lines in TBT aka The Basketball Tournament and to examine the chances of college sports taking place in the fall.  (1:54:46-2:14:10) – The legend Mike Wells of ESPN weighs in on Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the NBA’s restart in the bubble and if it’s a worse look for Vic or for the Indiana Pacers. (2:14:10-2:17:06) – Thursday’s show ends with Dan reading the Indiana Grand Race of the Day results. Later, Dan and Jimmy are on the edge of their seats for the bets they made.
July 9, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-10:22) – The main man Seth Greenberg of ESPN drops in to update us on the likelihood of college sports coming back successfully this fall. Plus, he shares some thoughts on the TBT games he’s calling today. (10:23-31:08) – Our guy Fran Fraschilla of ESPN stops by to preview the top story lines in TBT aka The Basketball Tournament and to examine the chances of college sports taking place in the fall. (31:09-43:18) – The legend Mike Wells of ESPN weighs in on Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the NBA’s restart in the bubble and if it’s a worse look for Vic or for the Indiana Pacers.
July 8, 2020
(00:00-22:16) – Dan opens the show on a Wednesday live from Indiana Grand by looking at Indiana basketball’s home and home schedule and what they should do to improve it. Dan also looks further at Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the NBA restart.            (22:17-44:31) – Dan continues his examination of the Victor Oladipo decision and discusses his frustration with the way it all was handled.      (44:32-52:39) –  Hour one ends with Dan interviewing the all-time leader in wins at Indiana Grand, jockey DeShawn Parker and getting his thoughts on what a day of races is like, what’s the most races he’s won in a single day,  and what he hopes to do on today’s card.   (52:40-1:12:19) – The talented Racing Rachel of Indiana Grand visits the show to give us her top picks for a loaded day of racing including her selections for the Indiana Derby which this year is a qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    (1:12:10-1:24:15) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Today, we are joined by Stephanie Collins, who is a respiratory therapist in the intensive care unit, emergency room and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). (1:24:16-1:38:16) – The second hour on a Wednesday ends with a rundown from track announcer Bill Downes who is also responsible for setting the morning lines each day. Bill explains that process to us and gives us some of his picks for the day.   (1:38:17-1:59:57) – The legendary Dick Vitale visits the show to continue his mission of bringing the Indiana-Kentucky basketball series back. Plus, a look at the current state of NCAA violations against some power five conference schools while sharing his opinion on players being penalized for actions of previous coaches.    (1:59:58-2:14:40) – Dan continues the conversation he had with Dick Vitale last segment by taking a look at what colleges may do for scheduling in the future in both football and basketball. (2:14:41-2:23:05) – The show ends on HUMP DAY with Dan reading the Indiana Grand Race of the Day results. Later, Dan reminds listeners to come visits fabulous Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, where he is broadcasting the show today, and participate in his annual golf outing which is coming up this Monday, July 13th at Golf Club of Indiana.
July 8, 2020
(00:00-22:16) – Dan opens the show on a Wednesday live from Indiana Grand by looking at Indiana basketball’s home and home schedule and what they should do to improve it. Dan also looks further at Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the NBA restart.  (22:17-44:31) – Dan continues his examination of the Victor Oladipo decision and discusses his frustration with the way it all was handled.      (44:32-52:39) –  Hour one ends with Dan interviewing the all-time leader in wins at Indiana Grand, jockey DeShawn Parker and getting his thoughts on what a day of races is like, what’s the most races he’s won in a single day,  and what he hopes to do on today’s card.   (52:40-1:12:19) – The talented Racing Rachel of Indiana Grand visits the show to give us her top picks for a loaded day of racing including her selections for the Indiana Derby which this year is a qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    (1:12:10-1:24:15) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Today, we are joined by Stephanie Collins, who is a respiratory therapist in the intensive care unit, emergency room and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). (1:24:16-1:38:16) – The second hour on a Wednesday ends with a rundown from track announcer Bill Downes who is also responsible for setting the morning lines each day. Bill explains that process to us and gives us some of his picks for the day.   (1:38:17-1:59:57) – The legendary Dick Vitale visits the show to continue his mission of bringing the Indiana-Kentucky basketball series back. Plus, a look at the current state of NCAA violations against some power five conference schools while sharing his opinion on players being penalized for actions of previous coaches.    (1:59:58-2:14:40) – Dan continues the conversation he had with Dick Vitale last segment by taking a look at what colleges may do for scheduling in the future in both football and basketball. (2:14:41-2:23:05) – The show ends on HUMP DAY with Dan reading the Indiana Grand Race of the Day results. Later, Dan reminds listeners to come visits fabulous Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, where he is broadcasting the show today, and participate in his annual golf outing which is coming up this Monday, July 13th at Golf Club of Indiana.
July 8, 2020
Today’s Best of Features: (00:00-15:52) – The talented Racing Rachel of Indiana Grand visits the show to give us her top picks for a loaded day of racing including her selections for the Indiana Derby which this year is a qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby due to the Covid-19 pandemic.    (15:53-29:25) – The second hour on a Wednesday ends with a rundown from track announcer Bill Downes who is also responsible for setting the morning lines each day. Bill explains that process to us and gives us some of his picks for the day.   (29:26-46:56) – The legendary Dick Vitale visits the show to continue his mission of bringing the Indiana-Kentucky basketball series back. Plus, a look at the current state of NCAA violations against some power five conference schools while sharing his opinion on players being penalized for actions of previous coaches.
July 7, 2020
(00:00-22:47) – Tuesday’s show opens up with Dan weighing in on the Indiana Fever and the protests that took place in Bloomington, IN. Plus, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook share what bets they are placing in a loaded day of live sports           (24:48-39:12) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show in his weekly slot to discuss the chances of the NFL season and Colts training camp starts on time. Later, the guys discuss briefly the Patrick Mahomes contract and whether or not there’s a player on the Colts that you could give a 10 year contract to.     (39:13-50:10) – Dan and Jimmy take a deep dive into Patrick Mahomes contract, discuss its value, and reflect on if there is another player, not just the NFL, but in sports that is worth that kind of money right now. (50:11-1:16:25) – The talented radio voice of the Indiana Pacers Mark Boyle drops by to discuss Victor Oladipo opting out, why he doesn’t have a problem with the decision, and what to expect from the team in Orlando. (1:16:26-1:25:58) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Today, we are joined by Jaclyn Foy, who is a respiratory therapist who works the 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. shift. Jaclyn is from Cleveland, Ohio and was working in various cities as a traveling respiratory therapist. While working in Indianapolis, she met her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Foy, who is an emergency department physician at the Indianapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center that sits adjacent to Eskenazi Health. (1:25:59-1:36:01) – Dan closes out the second hour by interacting with fans and listeners on Twitter and YouTube regarding the Oladipo decision and later Dan reacts to the bets he and Jimmy have made so far. (1:36:02-1:57:02) – The conversation from yesterday on Victor Oladipo decision to sit out is discussed further by Dan.  (1:57:03-2:18:02) – Kevin Lee, host of Trackside and NBC/NBCSN broadcaster, stops by to join the conversation around Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the season, how NBC is the driving force behind Indycar and NASCAR working together, and shares his thoughts on the Indy 500 being ran at 50% capacity. (2:18:03-2:20:38) – The show ends with Dan reading the Indiana Grand Race of the Day results and later we receive final thoughts on the bets Jimmy and Dan made today.
July 7, 2020
Today's Best of Features: (00:00-14:28) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show in his weekly slot to discuss the chances of the NFL season and Colts training camp starts on time. Later, the guys discuss briefly the Patrick Mahomes contract and whether or not there’s a player on the Colts that you could give a 10 year contract to.     (14:30-40:39) – The talented radio voice of the Indiana Pacers Mark Boyle drops by to discuss Victor Oladipo opting out, why he doesn’t have a problem with the decision, and what to expect from the team in Orlando. (40:41-53:27) – Kevin Lee, host of Trackside and NBC/NBCSN broadcaster, stops by to join the conversation around Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the season, how NBC is the driving force behind Indycar and NASCAR working together, and shares his thoughts on the Indy 500 being ran at 50% capacity.
July 6, 2020
(00:00-24:48) – Dan opens on a Monday by expressing the sneakiness and weakness of Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo announcing in a news dump on Friday that he will not play the remainder of the season with the team.          (24:49-40:23) – 2008 Indy 500 Winner, 20 year IndyCar veteran and winner of two straight IndyCar races Scott Dixon stops by to chat and reflect on his victory on the IMS road course.    (40:24-47:30) – Dan continues the Victor Oladipo conversation and draws comparisons to his actions and that of former Colts QB Andrew Luck.  (47:31-1:08:03) – Mike Tirico of NBC Sports stops in to discuss the latest sports he’s covered, including IndyCar and NASCAR, what calling living sports was like without fans, and how he feels about both college and pro sports’ chances of a successful return this Summer and in the Fall. (1:08:04-1:28:19) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Blakney Brooks, injury prevention coordinator at Eskenazi Health. In her role at Eskenazi Health, Blakney works to find ways to reduce recidivism at Eskenazi Health, which is the tendency by ill patients to relapse or return to hospitals for treatment. She is involved in the battle against COVID-19 and says her days have gotten longer since the start of the pandemic. Later, Chris Vosters of ESPN drops by to discuss what it was like calling TBT games with Dan over the weekend and what he expects from The Basketball Tournament the rest of the way. (1:28:20-1:35:27) – The conversation on Victor Oladipo’s decision to shut himself down and sit out for the Pacers during the NBA’s restart later this month in Orlando. (1:35:28-1:59:24) – Dan opens the final hour on a Monday by continue calling out Oladipo and heading to the phone lines, Twitter, and YouTube for fan reaction on Victor’s decision.  (1:59:25-2:11:52) – The Oladipo talk and the similarities between the actions of star players like Andrew Luck, Paul George, and Victor are examined further by Dan. (2:11:53-2:21:12) – Dan continues to look at Victor Oladipo’s decision to sit out the remainder of the NBA season and callers further express their frustration with it all.
July 6, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-10:04) – 2008 Indy 500 Winner, 20 year IndyCar veteran and winner of two straight IndyCar races Scott Dixon stops by to chat and reflect on his victory on the IMS road course.    (10:05-30:21) – Mike Tirico of NBC Sports stops in to discuss the latest sports he’s covered, including IndyCar and NASCAR, what calling living sports was like without fans, and how he feels about both college and pro sports’ chances of a successful return this Summer and in the Fall. (30:22-42:21) – Chris Vosters of ESPN drops by to discuss what it was like calling TBT games with Dan over the weekend and what he expects from The Basketball Tournament the rest of the way.
July 3, 2020
DD Show Rundown 07/03/2020 (00:00-24:39) – The show opens on the Friday before the Fourth of July with Dan previewing today’s show, hyping up his upcoming golf outing and sharing info on the bike program that he and his wife Leigh Ross-Dakich founded. Later, show producer Jimmy Cook vents to Dan about lack of betting options and asks if something makes him un-American. Plus, Dan looks ahead to tomorrow’s start of The Basketball Tournament aka TBT.         (24:40-38:31) – Dan looks at the toughness of coaches in college athletics and examines the NBA Draft prospects with Jimmy.   (38:32-46:04) – Hour one ends with Dan examining the rest of today’s show and giving his thoughts on the report that the Washington Redskins are considering changing their team name. (46:05-1:06:13) – The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen drops in to discuss the money the Colts have invested in the quarterback position, what factors would be need for the Colts to bring back Philip Rivers beyond this season, and what to think of Jonathan Taylor position amongst the running back core.      (1:06:14-1:22:38) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Anna Kirkman, who is the senior counsel for Eskenazi Health. Anna manages the Eskenazi Health Medical-Legal Partnership, a program that provides civil legal aid to patients (COVID-19 patients as well) to help address social determinants of health. (1:22:39-1:30:27) – The conversation on the Washington Redskins looking into changing their name is discussed further to close hour number two.     (1:30:28-1:51:16) – Our friend Fran Fraschilla of ESPN drops by to get us ready for The Basketball Tournament aka TBT which brings basketball back to us starting tomorrow. First though, Fran reveals who he would take with the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.  (1:51:17-2:07:44) – Dan asks callers for more of their thoughts on the Redskins considering changing their name. Later, Dan shares his favorite Glenn Robinson story involving himself and Coach Knight. (2:07:45-2:17:11) – We end the show and get ready for Fourth of July weekend with comments from listeners on the phone and on Twitter. Plus, Dan and Jimmy talk about their plans for the weekend and what Premier League games they are betting on over the holiday.
July 3, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-19:55) – The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen drops in to discuss the money the Colts have invested in the quarterback position, what factors would be need for the Colts to bring back Philip Rivers beyond this season, and what to think of Jonathan Taylor position amongst the running back core. First, Kevin looks at one caller’s suggestion for Redskins name change discussions.     (19:56-34:11) – Our friend Fran Fraschilla of ESPN drops by to get us ready for The Basketball Tournament aka TBT which brings basketball back to us starting tomorrow. First though, Fran reveals who he would take with the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. (34:12-43:37) – We end the show and get ready for Fourth of July weekend with comments from listeners on the phone and on Twitter. Plus, Dan and Jimmy talk about their plans for the weekend and what Premier League games they are betting on over the holiday.
July 2, 2020
(00:00-27:41) – The show opens on a Thursday with Dan hosting from home and enjoying the great outdoors.  Dan listens to callers the favorite neighborhood games from back in the day.     (27:42-39:24) – Dan reflects more on summer adventures and asks show producer Jimmy Cook what his favorite summer activities were growing up. (39:25-47:22) – Hour one ends with Dan continuing to reflect on summers of the past. Later, Dan takes a look at the amount of money the Colts are currently paying quarterbacks.   (47:23-1:16:03) – ESPN and Sirius XM’s Frank Isola joins the show to evaluate the NBA’s chances of a successful restart in the bubble in Orlando. Plus, Frank weighs in on the Victor Oladipo situation and if he thinks the Pacers star guard should return to play.   (1:16:04-1:26:19) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Rev. Richard Cruse, Lead Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor for The Eskenazi health Center for Spiritual Care and Education. Rev. Cruse attended the University of California-Santa Cruz where he majored in Religious Studies. He received his master’s degree in the Old Testament from the Dallas Theological Seminary. He is non-denominational. He’s been with Eskenazi Health a little more than 4 years. (1:26:20-1:36:31) – Dan and Jimmy weigh the level of interest that they have for the NBA’s return in Orlando at the end of the month.    (1:36:32-1:55:19) – Larry Dickerson, a promoter and event organizer, chats with Dan on the World Food Championships which are set to take place here in Indianapolis later this year. The event was originally set to take place around the opening of Speedway in May but had to be moved back due to Covid-19.  (1:55:20-2:14:30) – Our friend Mike Wells of ESPN updates us on all things Colts, including the money they have invested in the quarterback position, as the team prepares for training camp later this month. (2:14:31-2:21:23) – Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook regrettably reflect on their Premier League bets and Dan continues to advise people to enjoy the lovely weather outside.
July 2, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-28:33) – ESPN and Sirius XM’s Frank Isola joins the show to evaluate the NBA’s chances of a successful restart in the bubble in Orlando. Plus, Frank weighs in on the Victor Oladipo situation and if he thinks the Pacers star guard should return to play.   (28:34-37:08) – Larry Davidson a promoter and event organizer chats with Dan on the World Food Championships which are set to take place here in Indianapolis later this year. The event was originally set to take place around the opening of Speedway in May but had to be moved back due to Covid-19. (37:09-53:27) – Our friend Mike Wells of ESPN updates us on all things Colts, including the money they have invested in the quarterback position, as the team prepares for training camp later this month.
July 2, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-28:33) – ESPN and Sirius XM’s Frank Isola joins the show to evaluate the NBA’s chances of a successful restart in the bubble in Orlando. Plus, Frank weighs in on the Victor Oladipo situation and if he thinks the Pacers star guard should return to play.   (28:34-37:08) – Larry Davidson a promoter and event organizer chats with Dan on the World Food Championships which are set to take place here in Indianapolis later this year. The event was originally set to take place around the opening of Speedway in May but had to be moved back due to Covid-19. (37:09-53:27) – Our friend Mike Wells of ESPN updates us on all things Colts, including the money they have invested in the quarterback position, as the team prepares for training camp later this month.
July 1, 2020
(00:00-25:34) – Dan opens on a Wednesday with his thoughts on press conferences done by Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard and star guard Victor Oladipo over the last few days.      (25:35-43:48) – Our friend Kent Sterling drops by to continue the conversation on the Pacers, including comments made by Oladipo to the media. Later, we get Kent’s thoughts on whether or not the NBA season will start and finish without interruption. (43:49-49:24) – Hour one ends with Dan looking back at the all-time draft choices from all 32 NFL teams and evaluates how much the NFL Draft matters. (49:25-1:12:23) – The great Seth Greenberg of ESPN gives us a much needed basketball fix by looking ahead to the start of The Basketball Tournament aka TBT which begins on Saturday. (1:12:24-1:25:20) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Jessie Whitten, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Pulmonary/Medical Critical Care at Eskenazi Health. Jessie has worked among COVID-19 patients, but is working remotely these days. In addition to many other duties, she is involved in the decision-making process regarding new treatments for COVID-19 patients. (1:25:21-1:34:32) – Dan continues his search for answers on whether or not the NFL Draft is actually as big of a deal as people make it out to be.  (1:34:33-1:59:16) – ESPN’s Jason Benetti drops by to take a look at the MLB's prep for the start of the season and the odds of the season going on uninterrupted.  (1:59:17-2:11:35) – The lovely Leigh Ross-Dakich stops in to dive deep on the bike program that her and Dan established, (Dakich Cycles for the City), here in Indianapolis which is now in partnership with Indiana Sports Corp.   (2:11:36-2:18:04) – Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook look at their Premier League bets from the day and pass along what they are betting the rest of the afternoon on Draft Kings. Plus, Dan continues spreading the message of the Dakich Cycles for the City bike program for kids.
July 1, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-17:55) – Our friend Kent Sterling drops by to continue the conversation on the Pacers, including comments made by Oladipo to the media. Later, we get Kent’s thoughts on whether or not the NBA season will start and finish without interruption. (17:56-40:36) – The great Seth Greenberg of ESPN gives us a much needed basketball fix by looking ahead to the start of The Basketball Tournament aka TBT which begins on Saturday. (40:37-1:04:42) – ESPN’s Jason Benetti drops by to take a look at the MLB's prep for the start of the season and the odds of the season going on uninterrupted by Covid-19.
June 30, 2020
(00:00-26:29) – Dan opens the show with exciting news regarding the Dakich Cycles for the City bike program that he and his wife Leigh founded. Later, Dan plays a clip from The Fan Morning Show that featured the legend Slick Leonard talking about Victor Oladipo.    (26:30-42:05) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 answers the question on if training camp and the NFL season as a whole will start on time for the Indianapolis Colts. (42:06-47:51) – Hour one ends with Dan reflection on the return of sports and taking a look at the rest of the show for today.  (47:52-1:12:04) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor visits the show to share his thoughts on the chances the Colts are able to start the season and training camp on time. Plus, Dan asks Matt if he’d report to camp if he was a college player amid the pandemic.   (1:12:05-1:24:27) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Emily Meyer, who is a physical therapist. Emily, who has been with Eskenazi Health for 2 ½ years, received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and doctorate in physical therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Emily is also the 50th guest we’ve had on the show in our ongoing series highlighting the Covid-19 frontline workers at Eskenazi.  (1:24:28-1:34:10) – Dan expresses his frustration with cancel culture and wonders when we as a country will actually have real conversations.  (1:34:11-1:59:17) – ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian visits the show to update us on the MLB’s planned start to the season next month and if he expects the process to be successful.     (1:59:18-2:16:07) – The great Andrew Dakich jumps in to update on the safety procedures going on at The Basketball Tournament aka TBT as they get set for the start of their event, (which begins July 4th). (2:16:08-2:21:37) – Dan continues his pleas for real conversations to take place in our country. Plus, Dan gives a shout out to the man who helped fix Andrew Dakich’s golf swing.
June 30, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-14:50) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 answers the question on if training camp and the NFL season as a whole will start on time for the Indianapolis Colts. (14:51-38:41) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor visits the show to share his thoughts on the chances the Colts are able to start the season and training camp on time. Plus, Dan asks Matt if he’d report to camp if he was a college player amid the pandemic.   (38:42-59:05) – ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian visits the show to update us on the MLB’s planned start to the season next month and if he expects the process to be successful.
June 29, 2020
(00:00-26:09) – The show starts on a Monday with Dan sharing his thoughts on the Patriots signing free agent quarterback Cam Newton and the recent punishments handed down against New England for past violations. Later, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook discuss their Draft Kings best from the weekend. (26:10-41:55) – Dan looks at some news allegedly involving IU football players, and shares his thoughts on if he feels the NBA will be successful in its comeback. (41:56-49:40) –  Hour one ends with Dan’s thoughts on whether or not Barry Bonds was ever walked with the bases loaded in the World Series.       (49:41-1:13:19) – Our friend of the show and World Series champion Rob Dibble gives the low down of what to expect from the start of the MLB season next month and what the keys to a successful season will be.   (1:13:20-1:28:27) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by a medical transport aide, will be the Eskenazi Health guest on Monday.  Medical transport aides deliver patients to various areas of the hospital as needed and also pick-up patients at their homes (nursing homes, too) and take them to medical appointments. (1:28:28-1:37:36) – Dan interacts with fans and listeners on Twitter and YouTube and looks at the NFL MVP odds with Cam Newton signing with the Patriots. (1:37:37-2:02:52) – The Voice of the Indy 500 Mark Jaynes chats with us about IMS and IndyCar planning on running  the greatest spectacle in racing with fans in attendance at 50% capacity and what to expect once August arrives.    (2:02:53-2:18:00) – We take a look at the current state of the quarterback position with the Indianapolis Colts and a caller asks how many quarterbacks the team should carry due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (2:18:01-2:24:51) – Dan reflects back on the Travelers Championship yesterday and what is like seeing a title won without any fans in attendance.
June 29, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-26:10) – The show starts on a Monday with Dan sharing his thoughts on the Patriots signing free agent quarterback Cam Newton and the recent punishments handed down against New England for past violations. Later, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook discuss their Draft Kings bets over the weekend. (26:11-45:22) – Our friend of the show and World Series champion Rob Dibble gives the low down of what to expect from the start of the MLB season next month and what the keys to a successful season will be.   (45:23-52:54) – The Voice of the Indy 500 Mark Jaynes chats with us about IMS and IndyCar planning on running  the greatest spectacle in racing with fans in attendance at 50% capacity and what to expect once August arrives.
June 26, 2020
(00:00-21:41) – We open up a Friday with Greg Rakestraw of the ISC Sports Network guest hosting as Dan is out on a vacation.   (21:42-37:42) – Scott Agness drops by to discuss how he’ll be covering the Pacers and what the status of the roster will be when they enter the bubble in Orlando to resume the season next month. (37:43-46:41) – Greg looks at the announcement that the Indy 500 will have fans at 50% capacity when it runs in August. The rest of today’s show is also previewed.      (46:42-1:09:21) – The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen takes a look at what NFL and Colts fans can expect in terms of potential canceling or adjusting of the schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. KB also takes a look at the current state of the roster and where the biggest question marks / areas to be hopeful on the team. (1:09:22-1:20:52) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Seth Grant, Director of Food Strategy and Retail Operations with Eskenazi Health. Seth looks forward to talking to you about and thanking everyone for the amazing donations of food, drinks, masks and other items Eskenazi Health personnel have received from various organizations and the general public since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (1:20:53-1:35:33) – The President of IMS Doug Boles takes some time to talk to us about today’s announcement that the Indy 500 will be run with fans in attendance at 50% capacity and what it all means for IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.    (1:35:34-1:58:23) – Indy Eleven manager Martin Rennie chats with Greg about the adjusted group announcements for the league this season. Also, how the team is preparing and what additional precautions they are taking amid the pandemic is also discussed. (1:58:24-2:14:29) – Baseball is finally back and will begin its season late next month, so Gold Glove Catcher of the Cincinnati Reds Tucker Barnhart stops by to update us on how they players are getting ready to go and what the public should understand in terms of what went wrong with negotiations between the players and the MLB owners.     (2:14:30-2:23:01) – Greg ends the week by previewing his upcoming broadcast schedule, including an appearance on Indiana Sports Talk the next two nights. Plus, Greg takes a call regarding how social distancing at 50% capacity will look at the Indy 500 for fans.
June 26, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-21:30) – The Fan’s own Kevin Bowen takes a look at what NFL and Colts fans can expect in terms of potential canceling or adjusting of the schedule due to the Coivd-19 pandemic. KB also takes a look at the current state of the roster and where the biggest question marks / areas to be hopeful on the team. (21:31-34:28) – The President of IMS Doug Boles takes some time to talk to us about today’s announcement that the Indy 500 will be run with fans in attendance at 50% capacity and what it all means for IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.    (34:29-49:35) – Baseball is finally back and will begin its season late next month, so Gold Glove Catcher of the Cincinnati Reds Tucker Barnhart stops by to update us on how they players are getting ready to go and what the public should understand in terms of what went wrong with negotiations between the players and the MLB owners.
June 25, 2020
(00:00-25:13) – Thursday’s show opens with Dan expressing his fear of sports and conventions not coming to Indianapolis due to the high murder rate the city is on pace for. (25:14-35:52) – Former TBT champion Jon Diebler talks about winning last year’s edition of The Tournament and looks ahead to this year’s event.   (35:53-46:06) – Dan asks show producer Jimmy Cook what bets he has placed in the English Premier League and, in one of the most riveting segments in show history, Jimmy attempts to help Dan place a parlay bet in his Draft Kings app.     (46:07-1:09:17) – Ryan Smith, host of ESPN’s Outside the Lines, makes his debut appearance on the show to discuss what’s wrong with the way media cover things and what they focus on. Ryan also dives deep with us on systemic racism, what he’s able to cover at ESPN and if there’s anything players (particular at the college level) can do to try and make an impact. (1:09:18-1:25:07) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Rachel McFadden an occupational therapist who serves as the Inpatient Therapy Team Leader. Rachel has been with Eskenazi Health for almost 7 years.   (1:25:08-1:28:44) – Dan and Jimmy continue to look at their sports bets in the Premier League and later Dan looks at an award Colts GM Chris Ballard recently received.   (1:28:45-1:52:01) – Our good friend ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla stops by to preview the TBT aka The Tournament which begins in ESPN July 4th. Plus, Fran shares his thoughts on if we will actually have a college basketball season this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (1:52:02-2:01:37) – ESPN’s Mike Wells appears in his weekly spot to look at the Colts prep for training camp, the award that Chris Ballard won today, renew the Ballard-Grigson debate and comment on what Frank Isola said about him on the show last week.   (2:01:38-2:13:18) – Dan and Jimmy close out Thursday by reflecting on a tough day in Premier League betting and Dan talks about a beer that he has really enjoyed recently.
June 25, 2020
(00:00-22:33) – Ryan Smith, host of ESPN’s Outside the Lines, makes his debut appearance on the show to discuss what’s wrong with the way media cover things and what they focus on. Ryan also dives deep with us on systemic racism, what he’s able to cover at ESPN and if there’s anything players (particular at the college level) can do to try and make an impact. (22:34-44:32) – Our good friend ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla stops by to preview the TBT aka The Tournament which begins in ESPN July 4th. Plus, Fran shares his thoughts on if we will actually have a college basketball season this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (44:33-1:02:36) – ESPN’s Mike Wells appears in his weekly spot to look at the Colts prep for training camp, the award that Chris Ballard won today, renew the Ballard-Grigson debate and comment on what Frank Isola said about him on the show last week.
June 25, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-22:33) – Ryan Smith, host of ESPN’s Outside the Lines, makes his debut appearance on the show to discuss what’s wrong with the way media cover things and what they focus on. Ryan also dives deep with us on systemic racism, what he’s able to cover at ESPN and if there’s anything players (particular at the college level) can do to try and make an impact. (22:34-44:32) – Our good friend ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla stops by to preview the TBT aka The Tournament which begins in ESPN July 4th. Plus, Fran shares his thoughts on if we will actually have a college basketball season this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.   (44:33-1:02:36) – ESPN’s Mike Wells appears in his weekly spot to look at the Colts prep for training camp, the award that Chris Ballard won today, renew the Ballard-Grigson debate and comment on what Frank Isola said about him on the show last week.
June 24, 2020
(00:00-26:00) – Dan opens the show on a Monday by looking at racism in America, the Bubba Wallace-NASCAR noose story, the media’s handling of everything and the way the country should move forward. (26:01-40:24) – The conversation on the way the media handles situations is continued. Later, Dan shares his thoughts on Paul George’s comments yesterday regarding a Power Forward joining him in Indiana that, according to him, the Pacers wouldn’t go after. (40:25-43:23) – We end the first hour with Dan commenting on Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon testing positive for Coivd-19 and what it might mean big picture as sports try to return.   (43:24-1:04:19) – Our friend Seth Greenberg of ESPN visits the show to look at the state of recruiting in college basketball, which programs might be hit by the NCAA soon, and what all of it might look like amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.     (1:04:20-1:18:24) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Erin Hines, Inpatient Team Leader and Level III Speech-Language Pathologist with Eskenazi Health. She has been at Eskenazi Health a little more than 14 years. (1:18:25-1:26:43) – Dan looks at Malcolm Brogdon’s plans to still play in the NBA’s return next month and shares why he likes the way soccer handles injuries. (1:26:44-1:46:43) – Will Cain of ESPN stops by to talk about the fallout from the FBI’s investigation into the pull rope found in Bubba Wallace’s garage that was thought to be a noose. Plus, how sports will look in their respective return bids amid the pandemic. (1:46:44-2:01:37) – Andrew Walker of Colts.com stops by to give us the low down as the Colts prepare for the start of training camp next season. (2:01:38-2:06:25) – To close out a Wednesday, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook look at their English Premier League bets which sees one of Jimmy’s parlays miss and one of Dan’s hit big time.
June 24, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-19:17) – Our friend Seth Greenberg of ESPN visits the show to look at the state of recruiting in college basketball, which programs might be hit by the NCAA soon, and what all of it might look like amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.     (19:18-35:10) – Will Cain of ESPN stops by to talk about the fallout from the FBI’s investigation into the pull rope found in Bubba Wallace’s garage that was thought to be a noose. Plus, how sports will look in their respective return bids amid the pandemic. (35:11-45:15) – Andrew Walker of Colts.com stops by to give us the low down as the Colts prepare for the start of training camp next season.
June 23, 2020
(00:00-22:56) – It’s been on year since Dan got his family dog Lula and he shares where his perspective on man’s best friend has gone. Plus, we get Dan’s thoughts on the MLB’s recent decision on a season. (22:57-38:54) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 weighs on if the NFL schedule, beginning with Training Camp, will start on time and how much of an impact restarts by the NBA and MLB will have on the NFL season. (38:55-48:17) – Hour 1 closes with Dan explaining to the listening audience that winning is the only thing that matters in professional sports, particularly in the NFL. (48:18-1:12:37) – Dan catches up with Mark Boyle, the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers, who gives us the latest as the team prepares for the NBA’s resumption of the season in Orlando next month. Also, Mark lets us in on what he’s been up to during the Covid-19 Pandemic. (1:12:38-1:24:26) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Lori Thorp, director of Rehabilitation & Patient Services with Eskenazi Health. She started at Eskenazi in 2001. Lori and her team are heavily involved with recovering COVID-19 patients in physical, occupational and speech therapy. Many on her staff were working 12-hour shifts to match with nurses they work with to better serve COVID-19 patients. Things have stabilized and they are back to normal schedules.  (1:24:27-1:34:13) – Dan examines the state of sports and the country and why he feels that everything doesn’t need to be politicized.    (1:34:14-1:59:26) – ESPN’s Boog Sciambi drops by to talk about the apparent decision by the MLB to enforce a season despite no agreement being reached by the players and owners.  The controversy surrounding the Astros sign stealing scandal and the McGuire-Sosa home run race is also discussed. (1:59:27-2:12:09) – Dan and Jimmy lament about their soccer bet not hitting. Later, Dan goes on a rant regarding his favorite wacky phrases used in in everyday life.   (2:12:10-2:20:00) – Dan’s rant on favorite wacky phrases continues as we head to the phone lines to get some from the listening audience to close a Tuesday.
June 23, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-15:47) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 weighs on if the NFL schedule, beginning with Training Camp, will start on time and how much of an impact restarts by the NBA and MLB will have on the NFL season. (15:48-40:06) – Dan catches up with Mark Boyle, the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers, who gives us the latest as the team prepares for the NBA’s resumption of the season in Orlando next month. Also, Mark lets us in on what he’s been up to during the Covid-19 Pandemic. (40:07-1:02:18) – ESPN’s Boog Sciambi drops by to talk about the apparent decision by the MLB to enforce a season despite no agreement being reached by the players and owners.  The controversy surrounding the Astros sign stealing scandal and the McGuire-Sosa home run race is also discussed.
June 22, 2020
(00:00-25:49) – We start the week off with Dan recalling the time he was recruited by Harvard. Plus, Gregg Doyel of the IndyStar is in the guest host seat today and gets things started with some dog talk and how he finds the stories that he wants to write about.  (25:50-42:12) – Gregg Doyel of the Indy Star shares some of his scoops over the years that turned out to be wrong. Stories on not wanting spoilers and trying to run marathons are discussed. (42:13-47:11) – The first hour ends on a Monday with more stories from Dan and Gregg and a look ahead to the rest of the show.     (47:12-1:11:17) – National basketball recruiting director for ESPN Paul Biancardi chats with Dan on the ranking of Bronny James in the 2023 class, the latest updates in college recruiting,  and what to think of Indiana basketball’s incoming class.   (1:11:18-1:26:50) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Thrasher Carmichael, who works as the manager of Eskenazi Health Center Grassy Creek. He’s been dealing with COVID-19 in a variety of ways, including seeing some of his staff be redeployed to Eskenazi Hospital to deal with COVID-19 patients there. (1:26:51-1:30:35) – The outlook for the NBA’s return next month is discussed and Dan and Gregg share their frustrations with the MLB’s ongoing negotiations with owners and players on a return.   (1:30:36-1:51:09) – Friend of the show Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated stops by to give us a look at the latest story he's working on, what he thought of the Belmont Stakes over the weekend and if we can expect college sports in the Fall. (1:51:10-2:06:38) – Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook reflect on some of the bets they made over the weekend in horse racing, soccer, and the UFC. Dan also reflects on some of his recent investments in stocks and looks at some NFL news. (2:06:39-2:16:18) – The show ends on a Monday with Dan deeply saddened by the death of Ken Snow a former IU soccer great who passed away at the age of 50 due to complications from Covid-19. Dan also reflects on some of his coaching days at Indiana.
June 22, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-20:58) – National basketball recruiting director for ESPN Paul Biancardi chats with Dan on the ranking of Bronny James in the 2023 class, the latest updates in college recruiting,  and what to think of Indiana basketball’s incoming class.   (20:59-35:06) – Friend of the show Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated stops by to give us a look at the latest story he's working on, what he thought of the Belmont Stakes over the weekend and if we can expect college sports in the Fall.
June 19, 2020
(00:00-23:40) – The show opens on a Friday with Dan’s continued thoughts on some of the Colts all-time greats and continues his debate on the better player between Jerrell Freeman and Darius Leonard. Plus, Dan shares his thoughts on whether the NBA or the MLB will return successfully. (23:41-41:31) – Luke Diamond of For the Colture stops by to continue the debate on the last two Colts GMs (Grigson vs Ballard) that Dan had with Mike Wells yesterday.    (41:32-44:16) – After a spirited debate last segment, Dan is quick on the segment as he recaps the discussion and previews the rest of today’s show.    (44:17-1:06:38) – Horse racing handicapper and friend of the program Vince Lodl visits the show to share his top picks and insights for tomorrow’s 152nd Running of the Belmont Stakes.  (1:06:39-1:19:26) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Dean Williams, who is a respiratory therapist.  Dean went to Brownsburg High School and graduated from Vincennes University in 1992. He’s been with Eskenazi Health since 1995. He works the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift Friday’s thru Sundays, and sometimes he works Wednesdays. (1:19:27-1:27:59) – Our friend and long-time producer of this very show Kyle Knezevich stops by to talk everything from his love life, stock picks, the future of live sporting events, and favorite pizza spots. (1:30:00-1:50:40) – MLB Gold Glove winning catcher Tucker Barnhart of the Cincinnati Reds chats with Dan about the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association to try and reach an agreement and begin the season.    (1:50:41-2:04:43) – Dan talks about the struggles of putting things together after purchasing them and explains what he wants for Father’s Day. (2:04:44-2:13:56) – The week closes out with Dan sharing what he sees when he goes to a Kid Rock performance and laments about not being able to see shows on the regular this summer. Plus, Dan’s Premier League pick that show producer Jimmy Cook offered to him earlier in the day wins. Later, Dan shares his golfing stories when he and Andrew play together.
June 19, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-16:35) – Luke Diamond of For the Colture stops by to continue the debate on the last two Colts GMs (Grigson vs Ballard) that Dan had with Mike Wells yesterday.    (16:36-33:14) – Horse racing handicapper and friend of the program Vince Lodl visits the show to share his top picks and insights for tomorrow’s 152nd Running of the Belmont Stakes.  (33:15-45:39) – MLB Gold Glove winning catcher Tucker Barnhart of the Cincinnati Reds chats with Dan about the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association to try and reach an agreement and begin the season.
June 18, 2020
(00:00-24:58) – Dan is perplexed at how little some of the Colts fan base on Twitter seems to know about football. He asks the question on whether or not Ryan Grigson had the right ideas during his time as a Colts GM. (24:59-42:08) – ESPN’s Mike Wells joins the programs to discuss the differences between the Colts now and during the Ryan Grigson regime. Plus, Colts backup quarterbacks are discussed and Mike is asked if Philip Rivers or Tom Brady will have the better year statistically. (42:09-45:26) – Dan discusses a documentary series on Jeffery Epstein that he recently watched on Netflix to close out the first hour on a Thursday.  (45:27-1:09:51) – ESPN’s Frank Isola stops by to share his insight on the NBA’s planned return next month, what is being said from some players that are worried about headed to Orlando, and what it means for other sports trying to return. (1:09:52-1:23:07) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Philip Campbell, project coordinator for the Eskenazi Health Project Point program, which is small a team of peer recovery coaches that work in the emergency department that provide services for patients who overdose on opioids. One of the effects of COVID-19 is little to no activity in hospital emergency departments during the main quarantine period, yet by the end of April there was a major spike in overdoses. Patients said the stress from COVID had made them start using again and many are using drugs they don’t normally use. Some reported fear of COVID has kept them from seeking help and they refuse to go to the hospital. Philip and his team are there to help those patients in many ways.  (1:23:08-1:32:00) – Dan takes a look at listeners’ comments on Twitter and YouTube and previews the rest of the show to end Thursday’s second hour.   (1:32:01-1:56:32) – Friend of the show and 1990 World Series Champion pitcher Rob Dibble updates us on the latest news from the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association and how close we may be to a deal and subsequent start to the season.   (1:56:33-2:11:44) – Frustration at the craziness of Colts fans and bloggers on Twitter is continued and Dan continues to look at the performance of the Colts over the last six seasons. (2:11:45-2:18:59) – We close out the show on a Thursday with Dan continuing his tirade against bloggers and nameless Colts fans on Twitter and later taking a look at tomorrow’s show.
June 18, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-17:07) – ESPN’s Mike Wells joins the programs to discuss the differences between the Colts now and during the Ryan Grigson regime. Plus, Colts backup quarterbacks are discussed and Mike is asked if Philip Rivers or Tom Brady will have the better year statistically. (17:08-41:00) – ESPN’s Frank Isola stops by to share his insight on the NBA’s planned return next month, what is being said from some players that are worried about headed to Orlando, and what it means for other sports trying to return. (41:01-59:45) – Friend of the show and 1990 World Series Champion pitcher Rob Dibble updates us on the latest news from the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association and how close we may be to a deal and subsequent start to the season.
June 17, 2020
(00:00-25:06) – The show begins on a Wednesday by giving his thoughts on the latest aspects of the NBA’s requirements players that plan on being in the bubble in Orlando when the league resumes next month. Plus, more from Dan calling out the Andrew Luck fan club section of Colts fans.      (25:07-37:57) – Dan takes a caller who shares a story involving Ray Tolbert from during his playing days at Indiana University. Plus, more on how the Colts have looked over the last couple of years and what may be lacking in the organization today.    (37:58-43:48) – More from callers and tweeters as we close the first hour on a Wednesday.  (43:49-1:04:25) – ESPN’s Seth Greenberg informs us on all things related to The Basketball Tournament (aka TBT) and weighs in on the NBA’s planned return to action next month in Orlando. (1:04:26-1:19:31) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Dr. Deanna Reinoso, a pediatrician who is the medical director of Eskenazi Health Center Pecar. Dr. Reinoso recently had COVID-19 and said her husband and two teenage daughters contracted the coronavirus from her. (1:19:32-1:26:51) – Dan continues his tirade against Andrew Luck’s time with the Colts and against the “blogger boys”. (1:26:52-1:46:55) – Our local flavor extends to Wednesday as longtime WISH TV Sports Director Anthony Calhoun reflects on the issue of racial injustice, how it has impacted Indianapolis over the last few weeks and what change may arise from this. Later, AC gives his thoughts on if he sees the Indy 500 happening regardless of whether or not fans are able to attend the race. Plus, AC and Dan talk about the likelihood of the NBA being successful in its return. (1:46:56-2:02:49) – For the first time in 2020 Racing Rachel McLaughlin visits the program to give us all the latest in horse racing in its first week back at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. (2:02:50-2:11:41) – Dan asks show producer Jimmy Cook about the Premier League and what the abbreviation SZN means. Plus, a recap all the best from today's show.
June 17, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-20:27) – ESPN’s Seth Greenberg informs us on all things related to The Basketball Tournament (aka TBT) and weighs in on the NBA’s planned return to action next month in Orlando. (20:28-40:17) – Our local flavor extends to Wednesday as longtime WISH TV Sports Director Anthony Calhoun reflects on the issue of racial injustice, how it has impacted Indianapolis over the last few weeks and what change may arise from this. Later, AC gives his thoughts on if he sees the Indy 500 happening regardless of whether or not fans are able to attend the race. Plus, AC and Dan talk about the likelihood of the NBA being successful in its return.
June 16, 2020
(00:00-23:14) – Dan opens on a Tuesday on a rant at the Luck family, including Andrew and Oliver Luck. Later, Dan shares that one of Kristen Wiig’s SNL skit inspired one of the voices he does and also talks about how every so often he needs to go off.      (23:15-41:27) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show to give his thoughts on the Luck family, where expectations for the Colts should be set this year, and how to feel about Philip Rivers this season and beyond.      (41:28-52:04) – The conversation of how Ryan Grigson managed the Colts and the fact that fans tend to follow blindly like sheep is continued by Dan.    (52:05-1:14:06) – Dan continues to roll on his issues with the systemic problems in society today. Callers asks Dan some questions on that subject matter and throw in questions on baseball’s negotiations that have failed to this point. (1:14:07-1:23:29) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Keegan Holbrook, who is a respiratory therapist on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle. (1:23:30-1:32:31) – Dan interacts with listeners on Twitter and YouTube, examines some of the latest media debacles and takes a look at the rest of today’s show. (1:32:32-2:02:02) – ESPN’s Jason Benetti drops by to talk about the current state of affairs in Major League Baseball, whether or not a season will actually happen, and what it would mean to the MLB if no season takes place. (2:02:03-2:10:45) – We head to the phone lines with for questions on the MLB, Dan’s rants today, and when the NBA Draft will take place. (2:10:46-2:17:06) – Dan closes the show by searching for where he’s going to get a Gyro after the show and recapping the day’s lineup.
June 16, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-21:06) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show to give his thoughts on the Luck family, where expectations for the Colts should be set this year, and how to feel about Philip Rivers this season and beyond.      (21:07-49:50) – ESPN’s Jason Benetti drops by to talk about the current state of affairs in Major League Baseball, whether or not a season will actually happen, and what it would mean to the MLB if no season takes place.
June 15, 2020
(00:00-27:27) – The week begins with Dan giving his thoughts on Kyrie Irving and other NBA players upset with the league’s plan to return next month.    (27:28-41:14) – Dan continues to wonder what’s going to happen with the MLB and if they will be able to come to an agreement to start the season.     (41:15-47:01 – The first hour closes with Dan examining the current state of the country and previews the rest of today’s show.   (47:02-1:10:25) –Fox 59’s Chris Hagan stops by for some local flavor and takes a look at our Indy sports landscape. Plus, Dan asks Chris for thoughts on if the Indy 500 will still take place even if there aren’t fans and Chris reflects on the most out of the ordinary story they’ve covered so far. Later, Chris takes us behind the scenes of Fox 59’s coverage of the night Andrew Luck retired from the Colts. (1:10:26-1:24:33) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by who is a respiratory therapist. Nathan is from Shelbyville, Ind., where he is a member of the City Council and works on COVID-19 policy decisions for the city of Shelbyville. (1:24:34-1:31:59) – Dan previews tomorrow’s hypes up the bracket reveal for The Basketball Tournament (aka TBT) looks further at Kyrie Irving’s comments against the NBA’s planned return at the end of July. (1:32:00-1:54:45) – Dave Furst of WRTV 6 continues our local flavor on a Monday by sharing his take on whether or not the Indy 500 will take place with or without fans and whether or not what NASCAR has done already has any impact on IndyCar. The likelihood of the MLB having a season this year is also looked at. (1:54:46-2:10:07 – Kent Sterling makes a surprise appearance to share why he’s had it with Cubs ownership and what he plans to do when heading to Chicago for a game INSTEAD of going to Wrigley Field. (2:10:08-2:18:00) – Dan closes the show by sharing some news reported by ESPN on the latest news in the MLB Owners and MLB Players Association ongoing discussions to try and start the season. Plus, Dan talks about what he plans to do after the show. Then later, we send congrats to Kevin Bowen on the birth of his daughter.
June 15, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-19:46) – Fox 59’s Chris Hagan stops by for some local flavor and takes a look at our Indy sports landscape. Plus, Dan asks Chris for thoughts on if the Indy 500 will still take place even if there aren’t fans and Chris reflects on the most out of the ordinary story they’ve covered so far. Later, Chris takes us behind the scenes of Fox 59’s coverage of the night Andrew Luck retired from the Colts. (19:47-37:50) – Dave Furst of WRTV 6 continues our local flavor on a Monday by sharing his take on whether or not the Indy 500 will take place with or without fans and whether or not what NASCAR has done already has any impact on IndyCar. The likelihood of the MLB having a season this year is also looked at. (37:51-52:10) – Kent Sterling makes a surprise appearance to share why he’s had it with Cubs ownership and what he plans to do when heading to Chicago for a game INSTEAD of going to Wrigley Field.
June 12, 2020
(00:00-26:02) – Friday’s show opens with Dan’s thoughts on Philip Rivers' comments to the media earlier this week. Dan is hot about Rivers saying he has nothing left to prove and it leads to an epic start to the program with calls from Colts fans included. (26:03-41:14) – WIBC’s Jason Hammer visits the show to try and talk Dan of the ledge after his frustration with Philip Rivers' comments to the media yesterday. The social injustice and political issues around the country are also discussed.    (41:15-50:11) – Hour one ends on a Friday with Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook going through the hypotheticals of what would be a successful season for the Colts and Philip Rivers. (50:12-1:11:31) –The Golf Channel’s Andy North stops by to walk us through what the return to competitive golf has been like so far and what to expect through the rest of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Also, the golf schedule for the rest of the calendar year is examined. Plus, young golfers that could have breakouts this year and the current impact of Covid-19 on sports and everyday life are discussed.     (1:11:32-1:24:45) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Lindsay Dirlam, who is an outpatient clinical dietitian with Eskenazi Health. Lindsay works with discharged COVID-19 patients encouraging them to eat a healthy diet and work diligently to build up their up their strength. She is also working a great deal with Eskenazi Health employees assisting them with their overall wellness during these challenging times. (1:24:46-1:31:11) – Dan reflects on his beat down of Andrew yesterday on the golf course and how good he feels physically today. Riding that high, Dan listens to some callers sharing their own “old guy fitness” stories. (1:31:12-2:02:23) – Darius Butler also tries to talk Dan down from his frustration with Philip Rivers’ comments to the media this week. The conversation of Colin Kaepernick potentially being signed by an NFL team and the statements made by the NFL on racial injustices are looked at in great detail. Darius also weighs in on the return of live sports and why he feels it’s too soon to rush back amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and later takes a look at how the NFL can set up minority players for leadership roles in the future. (2:02:24-2:12:18) – Gaming law and sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach of Wallach Legal LLC makes his first appearance on the show to look at the legal case against Zion Williamson filed by his former marketing agent Gina Ford who claims he wasn’t a student-athlete due to improper benefits and shouldn’t have been able to nullify their contract. If Zion was determined to not have been a student-athlete by definition of North Carolina law his claim to nullify his previous contract agreement with Gina and her marketing agency. (2:12:19-2:19:16) – Dan ends the week by looking at the start of The Basketball Tournament, aka the TBT, and how excited he is for it. The NBA’s return at the end of next month and the rumblings of some players having problems with the idea of bubble quarantine are chatted. Then, Dan and Jimmy discuss soccer bets they may place today.
June 12, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-17:28) – The Golf Channel’s Andy North stops by to walk us through what the return to competitive golf has been like so far and what to expect through the rest of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Also, the golf schedule for the rest of the calendar year is examined. Plus, young golfers that could have breakouts this year and the current impact of Covid-19 on sports and everyday life are discussed.     (17:29-48:33) – Darius Butler also tries to talk Dan down from his frustration with Philip Rivers' comments to the media this week. The conversation of Colin Kaepernick potentially being signed by an NFL team and the statements made by the NFL on racial injustices are looked at in great detail. Darius also weighs in on the return of live sports and why he feels it’s too soon to rush back amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and later takes a look at how the NFL can set up minority players for leadership roles in the future. (48:34-58:08) – Gaming law and sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach of Wallach Legal LLC makes his first appearance on the show to look at the legal case against Zion Williamson filed by his former marketing agent Gina Ford who claims he wasn’t a student-athlete due to improper benefits and shouldn’t have been able to nullify their contract. If Zion was determined to not have been a student-athlete by definition of North Carolina law his claim to nullify his previous contract agreement with Gina and her marketing agency.
June 12, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-17:28) – The Golf Channel’s Andy North stops by to walk us through what the return to competitive golf has been like so far and what to expect through the rest of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Also, the golf schedule for the rest of the calendar year is examined. Plus, young golfers that could have breakouts this year and the current impact of Covid-19 on sports and everyday life are discussed.     (17:29-48:33) – Darius Butler also tries to talk Dan down from his frustration with Philip Rivers' comments to the media this week. The conversation of Colin Kaepernick potentially being signed by an NFL team and the statements made by the NFL on racial injustices are looked at in great detail. Darius also weighs in on the return of live sports and why he feels it’s too soon to rush back amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and later takes a look at how the NFL can set up minority players for leadership roles in the future. (48:34-58:08) – Gaming law and sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach of Wallach Legal LLC makes his first appearance on the show to look at the legal case against Zion Williamson filed by his former marketing agent Gina Ford who claims he wasn’t a student-athlete due to improper benefits and shouldn’t have been able to nullify their contract. If Zion was determined to not have been a student-athlete by definition of North Carolina law his claim to nullify his previous contract agreement with Gina and her marketing agency.
June 11, 2020
(00:00-24:56) – Dan is out, so Tricia Whitaker and Scot Pollard are in the guest hosts seats. The show quickly derails in the best way possible with chaos and havoc courtesy of Scot. Later, the chances of MLB returning and the NBA of yesteryear without social media are looked at. (24:57-44:00) – Colts sideline reporter Larra Overton drops by to update us on new Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers’ press conference yesterday and what we can expect heading into his first season under center for a team other than Chargers in his 17 year career.  (44:01-47:56) – Hour number one closes with Tricia asking Scot for his thoughts on the NBA’s plan to return. (47:57-1:11:39) –Fox Sports Indiana’s Jeremiah Johnson stops by to update us on how the Pacers are preparing for the NBA’s likely return at the end of the next month and what that might look like from a broadcasting stand point both for them and for the Pacers viewing audience.   (1:11:40-1:24:45) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Alex Burge a bilingual triage nurse who works at the Eskenazi Health Center Westside at 2732 W. Michigan St. in Indianapolis. (1:24:46-1:37:19) – The dangers of social media and being careful before posting is talked on between Tricia and Scot. Plus, the two look at their most recent YouTube videos searched and discuss the pets that they have.   (1:37:20-2:00:27) – ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers stops by to walk us through the latest in the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association to agree to compensation terms for the season to start amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The sides of both the players and the owners are presented in detail and the amount of games needed to make it a fair season are looked at. Later, Tricia and Scot talk to Jesse about the upcoming 30 for 30 on the 1998 Home Run Race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.  (2:00:28-2:15:26) – The news of Nascar banning the confederate flag is brought up and Scot shares a story from his college days that involved a conversation filled with meaningful dialogue and learning about others. Also, Scot shares a Kobe Bryant story centered on Kobe’s own flu game in the 2002 NBA Finals and Scot reveals he had a flu game. (2:15:27-2:27:17) – We close out a Thursday with Tricia and Scot playing a google search game called “Florida Man”. Then, Scot reflects on winning the 2008 NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics and shares some stories from that time.
June 11, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-17:49) – Colts sideline reporter Larra Overton drops by to update us on new Indianapolis Colts QB Philip Rivers’ press conference yesterday and what we can expect heading into his first season under center for a team other than Chargers in his 17 year career.  (17:50-36:55) – Fox Sports Indiana’s Jeremiah Johnson stops by to update us on how the Pacers are preparing for the NBA’s likely return at the end of the next month and what that might look like from a broadcasting stand point both for them and for the Pacers viewing audience.   (36:56-55:27) – ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers stops by to walk us through the latest in the ongoing negotiations between the MLB Owners and the MLB Players Association to agree to compensation terms for the season to start amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The sides of both the players and the owners are presented in detail and the amount of games needed to make it a fair season are looked at. Later, Tricia and Scot talk to Jesse about the upcoming 30 for 30 on the 1998 Home Run Race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
June 10, 2020
(00:00-22:58) – Dan opens the show on a Wednesday by looking at the latest developments against Duke, Zion Williamson and potential improper benefits. Cheating as a whole is also examined, particularly with the news that USC has welcomed back Reggie Bush after a 10 year disassociation following a probe that determined he and family members accepted extra benefits while playing football at USC. (22:59-40:22) – The great Andrew Dakich stops by to take a victory lap after his victory over Dan on the golf course yesterday. Andrew also hypes up his team that will be playing in The Basketball Tournament (aka TBT) later this summer. (40:23-49:45) – We close the first hour on a Wednesday with Dan reminding listeners about the MLB Draft and Dan chats with fans on Twitter and YouTube.   (49:46-1:16:09) –ESPN’s Seth Greenberg enlightens us on the issue of improper benefits to recruits in college athletics and cheating as a whole. The topic of black recruits heading to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) instead of Power 5 schools is also discussed. Later, Dan asks Seth if cheating as ever NOT worked out for somebody in college athletics. (1:16:10-1:28:27) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by who is a registered nurse who works with COVID-19 patients. Lisa manages the Pedigo Clinic inside the Horizon House for the homeless and she also manages the Primary Care Clinic at the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center. (1:28:28-1:39:01) – Dan concludes hour number two still wishing to have an informed discussion regarding racial injustice. Also, Dan asks where Dr. Fauci has gone and randomly discovers what Chuck Woolery has been up to. (1:39:02-1:59:31) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor drops by to give us an inside look at the home office he created during the pandemic since he can’t access his office at the Colts complex. Plus, Matt shares the details on the Colts training camp set to start at the end of next month and what the team’s offseason has been like amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The concept of broadcasting games remotely instead of being at the stadium is also talked about.     (1:59:32-2:18:00) – ESPN’s Mike Wells drops by a day early due to other commitments to talk about the Colts training camp date and the latest on players being able to work out and stay conditioned until then. Other Colts tidbits and Lance Stephenson working towards a comeback in the NBA is also discussed.     (2:18:01-2:26:37) – Wednesday’s show ends with Dan taking a look at this date in history. Then, Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook answer the question of what makes the Colts better than their 7-9 record last season.
June 10, 2020
Today’s Best Of Features: (00:00-25:46) – ESPN’s Seth Greenberg enlightens us on the issue of improper benefits to recruits in college athletics and cheating as a whole. The topic of black recruits heading to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) instead of Power 5 schools is also discussed. Later, Dan asks Seth if cheating as ever NOT worked out for somebody in college athletics. (25:47-45:43) – The Voice of the Colts Matt Taylor drops by to give us an inside look at the home office he created during the pandemic since he can’t access his office at the Colts complex. Plus, Matt shares the details on the Colts training camp set to start at the end of next month and what the team’s offseason has been like amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The concept of broadcasting games remotely instead of being at the stadium is also talked about.     (45:44-1:00:39) – ESPN’s Mike Wells drops by a day early due to other commitments to talk about the Colts training camp date and the latest on players being able to work out and stay conditioned until then. Other Colts tidbits and Lance Stephenson working towards a comeback in the NBA is also discussed.
June 9, 2020
(00:00-24:44) – Tuesday’s show opens with Dan wondering if Covid-19 has made it harder for people to get out of bed. Sammy Sosa and the relationship with the Cubs fan base is also discussed. Later, Dan throws out a bunch of dad jokes and previews the upcoming 30 for 30 on the home run race of 1998 between Sosa and Mark McGwire. Dan and show producer Jimmy Cook take a look at the NBA’s Return. (24:45-39:06) – The Dean Mike Chappell of Fox 59 and CBS 4 visits the show to discuss the planned start day for Indianapolis Colts training camp and at what point the “virtual” offseason ends and the in-person offseason begins.   (39:07-49:04) – Hour one comes to a close as Dan talks about his love for the HBO show Billions and further examines what to bet on when the NBA returns.  (49:05-1:12:23) –The radio voice of the Indiana Pacers Mark Boyle stops by to talk about the NBA’s planned return to play next month, and the idea of Lance Stephenson returning to the Pacers is looked at. Later, Mark gives his thoughts on the amount of teams that the NBA decided to allow to head to Orlando for a chance to make the playoffs. (1:12:24-1:26:28) –An ongoing segment on The Dan Dakich Show celebrates workers at Eskenazi Health, some of the men and women on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19. Today, we are joined by Jennifer Rivera, a registered nurse with Eskenazi Health Center Pecar. Jennifer attended Roncalli High School and graduated from Marian University in 2012. She has been with Eskenazi Health since 2018. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has started the process that will lead her to becoming a nurse practitioner. (1:26:29-1:37:36) – Hour two on a Tuesday ends with Dan wanting to have people have a conversation and listen to one another to solve the present issues surrounding social injustice against the black community. (1:37:37-2:01:47) – ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian stops by to update us on all of the craziness between the MLB owners and the MLBPA in their negotiations to establish financial terms that are fair for both sides. Tim still believes that the MLB will return this year, but that there is still a long way to go.    (2:01:48-2:19:37) – Dan recalls times from his younger days and chats with listeners on YouTube and Twitter. Later, Dan looks at potential events or fun activities he could do this summer.   (2:19:40-2:27:31) – Tuesday’s show closes with Dan recalling a time he ran into the late Dr. Jerry Buss and with Dan continuing his interactions with those on Twitter and on YouTube.
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