Before “PTI” or “First Take” or any of today’s popular sports debate programs on TV, there was The Sports Reporters on ESPN. For nearly 30 years, every Sunday morning, top sportswriters exchanged in passionate, intelligent conversation about the major sports issues and personalities today. Now, anchored by Mitch Albom and Mike Lupica – two of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members - the magic of the show is in podcast form, enabling the hosts to continue their highly popular tradition with the benefit of twice-a-week perspectives. In addition to Albom, of the Detroit Free Press, one of the most decorated sportswriters in history, and Lupica, perhaps the country’s most recognized and opinionated sports scribe, a third voice will join each program, ranging from former Sports Reporters panelists like Bob Ryan, Bill Rhoden and Christine Brennan, to new and fresh voices in the industry. Join the best conversation in sports every Monday and Friday.
It's the inaugural episode of The Sports Reporters. Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica and Christine Brennan are here to go over the hottest topics in sports. Today the panel discusses the Patriots rocky start to their title defense, Ezekiel Elliott and how some of the players in the NFL can't seem to get it right when it comes to domestic violence issues. Plus, the baseball pennant races heats up and the Cleveland Indians may just be the team to walk away with the World Series crown this year. All that and Parting Shots in this episode of The Sports Reporters.