With the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the city's first world championship in 54 years, I had to get on the phone one of the biggest Cleveland sports fan I know, Amanda Kratzer-Myers. She gives a great perspective of what it means to witness her first championship in her lifetime. And, what it meant for her parents who have lived through heartbreak after heartbreak after heartbreak.
On this week's episode comedian and writer Spike Friedman joined T.J. to talk on a number of topics like his Seattle Seahawks, what to expect when the Olympics start in Rio from his time spent in the city during the World Cup in 2014 and his time while writing at Grantland. Plus, we talked about what a cast of Space Jam 2 would look like.
This week's show is dedicate to the victims and their families of the Orlando tragedy. As the lead announcer, and voice of Austin, TX's Inspire Pro Wrestling, Eamon Paton sits down with T.J. to talk about doing play by play work in pro wrestling. We also discuss if having a two-person or doing play by play work by yourself is the better way to go.
It's baaaaaaaaaaaaack, after a four-month hiatus the T.J. McAloon Show finally makes its return. This week we had Matt Gajtka from DK Pittsburgh Sports to talk about the Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins. And to recant a story about when he was dressed as Oliver the Onion during the Pirates Perogie Race he was screamed while still in costume by a game operations manager in the tunnels of PNC Park.
Professional wrestling is hard, and the men and women who put their bodies on the line to entertain us sometimes get broken. This week I had Angelus Layne on who recently stepped away from the ring to recover from a number of injuries. She talks about what it's like to know you have to get your body fixed. But, ignoring the screaming pain to push through and keep performing at shows.
It's beginning to be WWE's busy season. So to help sift through all of the potential storylines, turns, pushes, and pulls I had from Forbes and Bleacher Report and WrestleZone: Alfred "Big Nasty" Konuwa.
With the college football season hitting its final stretch I reached out to AM 1300 The Zone's Sean Adams to talk for a second on the playoff. Instead of staying on that topic for the entire show we instead discussed the social ramifications the Missouri football team had. And, if NCAA student athletes would ever stage a walk out to protest not being compensated for giving their bodies to help the school profit.
It's time to party as the King of Partying, Andrew W.K. joins the show this week. We talked everything from how he got into music, to if the Pittsburgh Penguins were cursed at the start of the season for not using "Party Hard" as their goal song. We also discuss the power of positivity.
Draft Kings, Fan Duel, even Full Tilt Poker have daily fantasy sites where fantasy sports junkies can get their fix by gambling money on professional athletes. The government is starting to crack down on these companies, by asking for regulations. So, I had on Chris Wassel from Project Roto to talk about where we are at with these sites.