The DA Show

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Damon Amendolara, known by his fans as D.A., hosts his morning program where he provides a mix of the latest sports news, discussions and controversy.

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    Ed Reed
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    March 19, 2019 - 12:06 pm
    Ed Reed accomplished a lot in his football career. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, was a nine-time Pro Bowler, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But he was also a member of the 2001 Miami Hurricanes , which rostered 17 future first-round draft picks. Not 17 future NFL...
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    March 18, 2019 - 12:38 pm
    The Pac-12 was . . . not great this season. In fact, it was pretty bad and only sent three teams to the NCAA Tournament. Still, some analysts believe that Oregon (23-12) – which won the Pac-12 Championship and is riding an eight-game winning streak – is suddenly a scary and dangerous team. Is there...
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    Garrett Gilbert Orlando Apollos AAF
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    March 14, 2019 - 4:11 pm
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open Parity may suddenly become a problem in the AAF after Saturday's beatdown in Birmingham. The excitement level for the, at the time, two best teams in the Eastern Division was so palpable the league and Turner flexed the game to TNT. What we got was the most noncompetitive...
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    Zion Williamson Duke North Carolina Knee Injury
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    March 12, 2019 - 11:02 am
    Zion Williamson, the presumptive No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, will reportedly return to action for Duke in the ACC Tournament this Thursday. Williamson, who was named ACC Rookie and Player of the Year , injured his knee in the first minute of Duke’s game against North Carolina on Feb. 20. The No. 5...
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    Eli Manning New York Giants Dallas Cowboys NFL
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    March 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
    The New York Giants have the sixth and 37th overall picks in the NFL Draft, and many analysts would be surprised, if not shocked, if the Giants don’t use one of those picks on a quarterback. In fact, many draft experts have the Giants selecting Ohio State quarterback prospect Dwayne Haskins in the...
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    March 08, 2019 - 12:15 pm
    Utah State beat then-No. 12 Nevada, 81-76, this past Saturday to win its first game against a ranked team since 2007. Unfortunately, tempers flared afterward , prompting the Mountain West Conference to investigate what actually transpired. It seems Utah State coach Craig Smith still doesn’t know. “...
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    Aaron Murray AAF
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    March 08, 2019 - 10:46 am
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open The Flex Cam was a fun in-stadium bit sweeping stadiums of any sport nationwide. Get the little kid to make a muscle and a mean face, and everyone laughs; everyone enjoys it. Now the Alliance of American Football is making everyone laugh with their version of the Flex Cam...
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    LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA
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    March 07, 2019 - 10:35 am
    When you think of the NBA, perhaps you think of millionaire entertainers authoring highlight reels for basketball fans around the world. While that’s true to a certain extent, NBA players, like all people, are human. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recognizes that, recently opining on players’ mental...
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    Mike Young Wofford College
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    March 06, 2019 - 11:35 am
    On Dec. 19, Wofford lost at then-No. 17 Mississippi State, 98-87. It was Wofford’s fourth loss of the season, all against Power Five teams. In fact, the other losses came against then-No. 8 North Carolina, Oklahoma and then-No. 2 Kansas. Well, Wofford (26-4) hasn’t lost since. The No. 22 Terriers...
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    March 05, 2019 - 12:09 pm
    Christian Laettner is one of the greatest college basketball players of all time. He holds numerous NCAA records, helped Duke to four Final Fours, and led the Blue Devils to back-to-back national titles in 1991 and 1992, beating Kansas and Michigan, respectively, in the championship. Perhaps their...
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    New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Watches From The Sidelines
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    March 15, 2019 - 1:57 pm
    He doesn't play. He doesn't coach. He doesn't build the roster. So how is it that James Dolan stands in the way of the Knicks ever winning a championship? It's because he poisons the entire organization, a noxious fume that permeates all rooms of Madison Square Garden. And people with options –...
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    AAF Matt Simms
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    February 28, 2019 - 1:30 pm
    Skeptics would like to point to the Alliance of American Football's opening month and claim turbulence. News of the league enduring payroll problems, needing a $250 million infusion of cash, having its premier team forced into practicing in a different state, and being sued would appear to be all...
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    February 11, 2019 - 1:57 pm
    Video of The AAF put the NFL's problems on full display I The D.A. Show Something interesting happened on the way to poking fun at a startup spring football league. We realized a fast pace and monster hits on quarterbacks were relics of the past, and man did it feel good to have them back...
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    February 08, 2019 - 11:26 am
    Video of Owners aren't spending for Harper/Machado because they worry about their baseball's future For more than a century, the days before pitchers and catchers report have been filled with glee and optimism. Next week, baseball players will report to sun-splashed locales, and...
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    January 07, 2019 - 3:09 pm
    Somehow he did it again. Nick Foles led the Eagles down the field, cooly and calmly, and found Golden Tate for the win. Sure, Cody Parkey had to double-doink the game-winning field goal as time expired for it to hold up, but Foles did his part. Again. And there is no historical precedent for it...
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    December 31, 2018 - 4:17 pm
    It's a good problem to have, but also a terrifying one. Your team becomes so successful other programs begin trying to poach what makes you great. Syracuse fans went on high alert as Miami's head coaching job opened after Mark Richt's abrupt retirement. Would the Hurricanes come calling for SU's...
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    December 14, 2018 - 10:15 am
    The reports are jarring. The Raiders' Christmas Eve game against the Broncos could be the last one ever in Oakland. The city is suing the franchise over relocation to Vegas. The team doesn't want to pay rent to a group that it's engaged in litigation with. So in this lawyered-up battle of grandiose...
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    December 06, 2018 - 2:27 pm
    The Patriots are once again zooming down the home stretch of the season, and the only thing that stands between them and another playoff bye is three games vs. the dregs of the AFC East. Must be nice. New England, at a time of the year when everyone is banged up, emotionally taxed, and feeling the...
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    November 30, 2018 - 1:28 pm
    Every critic that has charged Baker Mayfield this week with overreacting, being unprofessional, or showing immaturity, is lost. They have failed to recognize the Browns are a different situation. They have been for decades. The Cleveland quarterback shunned Hue Jackson Sunday. He did it again at...
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    November 19, 2018 - 3:48 pm
    It’s strange to watch the demoralizing saga of Carmelo Anthony . It’s not even Thanksgiving and already the Rockets have cut bait, looking to move on after just a few measly weeks of basketball. To add insult to ignominy, Houston played its best hoops in the first game after Melo’s release,...
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