- We are ready to begin what should be one of the busiest and most important weeks in the history of the podcast. First, on Tuesday, we will record the twentieth of the weekly podcast that we started on January 11, 2011. It was the day after the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, and for our first show we managed to snag Jeff Passan one of the authors of the book, "Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the BCS." This Tuesday, about twenty weeks later, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and SI.COM will join us to talk about coming up on the beat of a team coached by Bill Parcells, how twitter has changed his career, and the state of the league around witch he has made his living. That would be a pretty killer show on it's own, but since it is our 20th we thought it would be a great time to bring back our old pal, Dr. Funny Dave Dameshek. Dave will join us to talk about, his new gig hosting a podcast for NFL.COM, learning to tweet from Rashard Mendenhall, and to get his expert opinion on how the podcast has evolved from January to June. Episode 20 of The Sports-Casters will be posted sometime between 8-11 PM EST on Tuesday night. You can find it at our updated website, http://www.sports-casters.com
- Also this week, Zach Rosenfield from Accuscore.com is going to join Don and I to host our third edition of the Athlete Spotlight series of podcasts we have been working on. Carter Camper a Hobey Baker finalist and hockey star from the University of Miami (OH) now property of the Boston Bruins was the first athlete to be spotlighted. Our second athlete was, Deuce McAllister once a star at Ole Miss and of course a hero to New Orleans for everything he did as one of the best to ever play for the Saints franchise. The third athlete we are going to cover is Reggie Smith a DB for the San Francisco 49er and former superstar for the Oklahoma Sooners. That should be posted on Tuesday at some point as well. We are working on one other Athelete Spotlight edition of the podcast that could come any day now. If you are paying attention on twitter, you might have the clues to know what former NFL DL we are working on to be a part of the series.
- I have been working my butt off reading "The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter" by Ian O'Connor for a couple of reasons. First, the book is really good and I haven't been in the mood to put it down for a few days. Second, Ian O'Connor is going to be on the podcast in a couple of weeks and I want to be prepared. Last, my copy of "Those Guys Have All of the Fun" is almost free from being embargoed for leak protection and should be in my hands and ready to shake up the world of Sports no later than March 24. The author of the book, James Miller will be on the podcast on May 31, 2011 so I will need to turn that book around as quickly as possible
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