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Hard Foul Sports Podcast: Episode 50 – NCAA Title Game, Sabres, NBA, MLB

Villanova celebrates after Kris Jenkins buzzer beater won them the National Championship. (Getty Images)

Villanova celebrates after Kris Jenkins buzzer beater won them the National Championship. (Getty Images)

Episode 50 is here! For the first episode of our second year of Hard Foul Sports, Steve Stich,  Mike Tolsma and Evan Sally discussed:

  • Villanova are the national champions as North Carolina loses in a heartbreaker. Have we reached the peak of the Crying Jordan meme?
  • The Sabres season is wrapping up. What did we learn from year one about Jack Eichel? What’s your favorite part of his game?
  • NBA Playoffs are just a week away. What are the biggest surprises of the season?
  • Baseball is back!

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Ep. 49: Sabres, Final Four, Lakers and NBA

For the Sabres, it's all about the kids. (Getty Images)

For the Sabres, it’s all about the kids. (Getty Images)

Mike Tolsma and Evan Sally start the show talking about the Sabres season. With only 5 games left what have we learned? Who has disappointed? And is Sam Reinhart a more important piece than Eichel?

Steve Stich then joined the show. The guys talked about how Syracuse was able to make it to the Final Four, how Buddy Hield’s game will translate to the NBA and pick their NCAA Champion. They then talked about D’Angelo Russell filming his teammate Nick Young and what the fallout will be for the Lakers, if LeBron’s social media antics will have any effect on the Cavs and if the Warriors pursuit of the wins record will effect them in the playoffs.

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Baseball’s Back! – AL Central Preview

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Kansas City, coming off their first title in 30 years, will look to repeat in 2016. (Getty Images)

Spring is finally here and boy could I not be happier. Over the course of the next couple of weeks I am going to hit you guys with my way to early MLB Division previews. Baseball is a long, sometimes too long – grind. April, all the way through October, has its peaks and valleys.

You will notice I will value depth – teams that can go to more than their active 25 man roster are typically the ones who can hang around into August and September. The dog days of May, June, and mid July are very, very real my friends.

First up! The AL Central.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Ep. 47 – Brackets on the Brain

The University of Buffalo has a bad case of March Madness. (Getty Images)

The University of Buffalo celebrates winning their second straight MAC Championship. (Getty Images)

Brackets. Brackets. Brackets.

Tis the season for Bracketology. The country has March Madness and so does Hard Foul Sports. On this episode of the podcast Cruz Serrano, Mike Tolsma, Zack El-Sharif and Evan Sally all share their brackets, along with their upsets and who’s going to make the Final Four along with their opinions on St. Bonaventure getting snubbed, Buffalo’s matchup with Miami and some other Selection Sunday stories.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 46: Brock Osweiler got how much money?!; Bills/Sabres/Leafs Talk

Brock Osweiler now has 72 million reasons to smile. (Getty Images)

Brock Osweiler now has 72 million reasons to smile. (Getty Images)

We had a show planned for you but then Brock Osweiler signed his eye popping deal with the Houston Texans, so that dominates the early portion of the show. Mike and Evan go on to discuss the Bills retaining some of their free agents and how they can improve next season without cap space. We wrap up the show talking about how well Eichel and Reinhart play together for the Sabres, and the tanking process in regards to the Leafs and Sabres.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 45: St. Bonaventure Basketball PA Announcer Adam Bennett

Marcus Posley exploded for 47 points against St. Joseph's and could make the Bonnies a tough out come March Madness.  (Getty Images)

Marcus Posley exploded for 47 points against St. Joseph’s and could make the Bonnies a tough out come March Madness. (Getty Images)

In the wake of St. Bonaventure men’s basketball winning 9 out of their last 10, Marcus Posley scoring an incredible 47 points and with the NCAA Tourney on the horizon it was the perfect time to have Adam Bennett back on the podcast with Mike and Evan. You may know him from his exploits with @HFSCleveland, but he also works with St. Bonaventure as their PA announcer and knows this squad inside and out. What makes this team so special, will they make the tourney, St. Bonaventure’s connection to Buffalo and much more were discussed.

We finished the show chatting with Adam about the unrest going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the lack of leadership in the Cavaliers organization. Looking at you LeBron.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 43: 2/18/16 – Sabres, NBA, College Basketball

Evander Kane has been playing well lately but might need to work on his ability to set an alarm in the morning. (Getty Images)

Evander Kane has been playing well lately but might need to work on his ability to set an alarm in the morning. (Getty Images)

This week on the show Mike, Stich and Evan talked about the State of the Sabres rebuild, what the NBA trade deadline means for teams in 2016 and beyond and finished talking some college basketball as we prepare for March Madness.

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Episode 42: 2/12/16 – Super Bowl 50 Recap, Shady’s Trouble, NBA Talk

Von Miller gets one of his two strip sacks of Cam Newton. (Getty Images)

Von Miller (58) gets one of his two strip sacks of Cam Newton. (Getty Images)

This week on the Hard Foul Sports Podcast:

  • Reliving the Broncos win in Super Bowl 50
  • Trying to wrap our minds around LeSean McCoy’s current legal trouble
  • Marveling at the greatness of the Warriors and pondering the NBA Trade Deadline

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NFL.com’s Chris Trapasso – Podcast Special

dK4WPjoWThis week we had the pleasure to be joined by Chris Trapasso, editor at NFL.com, writer at CBS Sports and staffer at The Comeback. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisTrapasso. Mike, Evan and Chris spoke about Tyrod Taylor’s development, the Bills biggest needs in the draft and previewed the Panthers/Broncos matchup in Super Bowl 50.

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Hard Foul Sports Podcast: Episode 40

Carson Palmer hangs his head after one of his 6 turnovers against the Panthers. (Getty Images)

Carson Palmer hangs his head after one of his 6 turnovers against the Panthers. (Getty Images)

Mike, Evan and Stich make fun of Carson Palmer, look at the future of the AFC, try to figure out what that trainer said to Blake Griffin to piss him off so much, look at John Scott and the NHL All Star Game fiasco and more.

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