Sports Rivals

Sports Rivals


Latest Episodes

HOF Pitchers | Palmer vs Eckersley | Ep 20
July 06, 2020

Ah, the joy of it all, listening to this conversation between two of MLB’s most renowned HOF pitchers, former rivals and good friends: Jim Palmer and Dennis Eckersley. These two-faced one another in opposing uniforms between 1975 and 1984.

Olympic Diving | Potter vs King | Ep 19
June 29, 2020

Breaking records and boundaries has been the lifelong work of today’s guests, Olympic diving legends Cynthia Potter and Micki King. One of the ironies in sports is that athletes often compete against one another for a lifetime,

OSU vs Oregon | NCAA Basketball | Ep 18
June 22, 2020

OSU vs Oregon | Some team rivalries go to the soul of players and fans.  They are the rivalries that have not only stood the test of time but also made even more intense with times’ passage. Such is the basketball rivalry between Oregon State Universit...

1983 Sugar Bowl | PSU vs GA | Ep 17
June 15, 2020

1983 Sugar Bowl | Seasons in sports are played to lead up to a moment of finality – the World Series, NBA Finals, etc. College football is no different as teams play for a national championship game and a number 1 ranking to end a season.

Swimming | USA vs East Germany | Ep 16
June 08, 2020

USA vs East Germany |Everyone in the pool!  Just don’t challenge our guests to a race.   Most rivalries end with the competitive years of those involved having concluded.  The rivalry stories we hear today ended when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989.

Public Relations | Horwitz vs Swanson | Ep 15
June 01, 2020

All sports public relations departments take great pride in their work and are forever comparing their efforts with their counterparts.  That rivalry is supplemented with an understanding that PR departments often need the assistance of one another for...

Pitchers | Blyleven vs Langston | Ep 14
May 19, 2020

Shoes on fire!! So begins a romp through pitchers’ territory with two pitching personalities who let it fly. The Pitchers Bert Blyleven is a Hall of Fame right-hander who came to the majors at age 19 with a curveball that HOF member Brooks Robinson des...

Reporters | Adamson vs Coakley | Ep 12
May 04, 2020

As sports reporters, it is all about getting the story.  That is no easy task when you are surrounded by others who want the same thing from the same people and want it now. You are about to hear from two women who took on the rivalries not only for th...

Coaches | Raftery vs Carlesimo | Ep 13
May 02, 2020

If you derive a headache from constantly smiling widely or laughing uncontrollably, you better have a bottle of aspirin at hand for this matchup of coaches. Bill Raftery and P.J. Carlesimo have run the gamut of basketball coaching and broadcasting,

In The Press Box | Nightengale vs Miller | Ep 11
April 27, 2020

In The Press Box READ ALL ABOUT IT!!   GET YOUR PAPER HERE! Ah, exclamations from the days when newspapers were plentiful, many cities had both a morning and an evening paper and all journalists, including sportswriters in the press box,