In First Down, Mike sits down with Bob Nightengale of USA Today to go around the diamond in baseball. Failla and Nightengale discuss what is wrong with the Los Angelas Angels and Dodgers, what has worked for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and the surprising seasons of the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays. They also talk MLB Hall of Fame.... In Second Down Failla is joined by ASU Men's Basketball Coach Herb Sendek to disucss the state of College Basketball, Carrick Felix's NBA aspirations and how Jahii Carson is changed the complexion of the program.... In third down Failla touches on Derrick Rose's season and how his decisions have impacted his teammates and his brand.... In fourth down Failla gives you his take on how the New York Jets have put Geno Smith in a position to fail.... If you'd like to get in touch with the show you can tweet Mike @fifthdownmike or email the show firstname.lastname@example.org
In this week's episode of The Fifth Down, Failla is joined in first down by the COO of the BCS, and architect of the College Football Playoff, Michael Kelly to discuss the future of college football, and what the playoff means for traditions and the viewer.
In second down Failla is visited by CBS Sports Analyst Dave Richard, to discuss sleepers, players to avoid and draft strategies, to ensure that you dominate your draft in August. Dave and I also discuss what in the world to do with Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski.
In third down Failla speaks with former NFL Referee turned NBC Sports Analyst Jim Daopoulos, to break down the rule changes in the NFL. Jim and I also analyze the process in which Referees use to determine whether a penalty has occurred or not.
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Host Mike Failla is joined by NFL Redzone and NFL Network Host Scott Hanson to discuss the beginning of the free agency process in the NFL. Failla and Hanson discuss the state of the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and what to make of Tim Tebow...In Second Down, Professor Thomas Talavage of the Purdue University Neurotrauma Department to discuss both the short and long effects of prolonged head traumas in all levels of football... Failla is than joined by Brian Martin, the Head of the TEST Football Academy to break down the NFL Combine, Draft Process as well as the Status of two high profile clients... Failla than gives his take the injury to Kentucky Forward Nerlens Noel how his situation and mentality are different than that of South Carolina Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney... To get in touch with Mike you cna tweet him @FifthDownMike or email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
Host Mike Failla is joined by ESPN.COM Blogger Matt Fortuna to discuss some of the key matchps from the BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama, won by the Crimson Tide.... Failla is joined in Second Down by ASU Associate AD Jean Boyd to discuss the challenges of recruiting and NCAA compliance... In Third Down Failla dishes on the NFL Future of ND Star Linebacker Manti Teo and analyses what his off-field troubles mean for his NFL Draft Stock... In Fourth Down Failla discusses what in the world New York Jets Owner, Woody Johnson, could be thinking... To get in touch with the show tweet Mike @FifthDownMike and look for us by searching Michael Failla and The Fifth Down on iTunes
Host Mike Failla is joined by 1010 KXPS's own Julie Buehler, of the "Buehler's Day Off Program" to discuss the big news in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Controversy between Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick, the teams to watch in the NFC and AFC, the MLB Hall of Fame Ballots and the Los Angelas Lakers... Failla breaks down the ASU victory over the Wildcasts in Tucson and talks about what the game means for both programs moving forward. Failla than talks about the curious case of Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger... To get in touch with the show tweet Mike @FifthDownMike or email the show at email@example.com
Host Mike Failla is joined by ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg, of the Mike and Mike In the Morning Program, to discuss the Buzz around the NFL, including the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Peyton Manning and the Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow Quarterback Controversy... Failla than discusses the state of the Sun Devils Football program, recapping the ASU loss to USC and previewing the upcoming game against Washington State. Get in touch with the show by Tweeting Mike Failla @FifthDownMike or emailing the show at firstname.lastname@example.org