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Nothing Personal with David Samson

Nothing Personal with David Samson

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NPDS - Nothing Personal with David Samson is a daily sports podcast hosted by David Samson. David is dedicated to decoding the endless musings of players, owners and others in a concise, articulate and entertaining manner. Samson was in charge of a Major League Baseball team for 18 years, with winning a World Series ring, building a new ballpark, hosting an All-Star game, and buying and selling a franchise, among his many experiences and accomplishments. His breadth of knowledge covers all aspects of sport. This podcast will be the destination for fans of sports and entertainment who want to hear the truth about real situations as they occur each day. Every segment will give his audience a unique perspective, not found anywhere else. His voice is strong and unwavering, his brand is honesty and his reach is extraordinary. And remember, it's just business...It's nothing personal! Subscribe to Nothing Personal on YouTube: www.youtube.com/@npds

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Today’s word of the day is ‘the logo’ as in Jerry West as in the Lakers as in the Grizzlies as in the Warriors as in the Clippers. All star. Champion. Executive. What a legacy Jerry West leaves behind. (11:00) Are the Celtics going to sweep the Mavericks? The Celtics just look like a complete team. The Mavericks look like Luka and Kyrie. That’s it. That’s the series. (19:40) Dodgers made a trade for Cavan Biggio. Is this the Dodgers being the Dodgers or a nothing burger? (30:00) Review: Jurassic Park. (35:45) NPPOD. (37:40) Let’s update a bunch of wait to see predictions I’ve made. (45:20) The hot dog wars are back on. Netflix announced an eat off between Chestnut and Kobayashi! WHOA! (51:00) STAY OFF THE FIELD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘retinaculum’ as in an injury as in the ankle as in tendons as in Kristaps Porzingis as in the NBA Finals. Oh boy. What are the Celtics going to do? The team said whether he plays or not is up to the team doctors. Is this how the Mavericks get back into the series? (9:45) NPPOD. (11:45) NHL is not going to discipline players after the Stanley Cup game. Dirty hits. Players thrown out. Penalties. Everything. (17:05) Where is Aaron Rodgers? (29:01) Review: Rumble - The Indians who Rocked the World. (33:20) Mike Tomlin got an extension with the Steelers. Russell Wilson finally spoke. (39:50) We have a hot dog beef. Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. Joey Chestnut banned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘unrequited’ as in Dan Hurley as in the Lakers as in UConn as in left at the altar. That’s right, Dan Hurley turned down a massive offer the Lakers. The Connecticut governor got involved. His wife possibly was involved. Everyone was involved. But UConn is home and now the Lakers must scramble. (12:00) The Florida Panthers have taken a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. A chippy game. Players thrown out. Let’s talk about taxes though. People want different salary caps based off income taxes. HUH. (23:12) NPPOD. (32:27) Review: How to Rob a Bank. (38:40) The Yankees captain Aaron Judge called out fans for their treatment of Trent Grisham. This is important, because only someone like Judge could do this. (44:08) Buster Onley had his account hacked and panic broke out. (48:40) Luis Robert was not traded to the Phillies. Didn’t happen. But he is on the trade block. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘31-5’ as in the NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics took Game 2. It’s been ugly, but Tatum and Brown and Holiday are getting it done. Luka has been a turnover machine. The rest of the Mavs can’t shoot. (8:40) The Stanley Cup Final is happening. Did you watch Game 1? The Florida Panthers look like the worse team and still beat the Oilers 3-0. (16:00) Mets owner Steve Cohen met the media and talked about the Mets this year. He mentioned trades. He mentioned fans. He mentioned his new president. (24:17)The MLB London series took place and let’s discuss some things that were said. Bryce Harper wants an in-season tournament in London. Some Mets players joined in and said they agree going to London for two games is a bit much. (33:15) Review: Hit Man. (38:00) Caitlin Clark was left of Team USA. She’s not going to Paris for the Olympics. Why? (48:10) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘Game 1’ as in NBA Finals as in the Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks as in blowout city. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis were just too much for Luka and company. (7:10) Adam Silver met with the media yesterday for the first time before the NBA Finals to be questioned on myriad of topics: Caitlin Clark, NBA TV rights, TNT, and more! Here’s what he said. (17:20) Let’s talk about the MLB London Series. Mets vs Phillies. Everyone wants to play overseas. Why? (25:30) What’s wrong with Juan Soto’s forearm? How bad is it? Is this the end for the Yankees? (34:02) Review: American Nightmare. (37:10) We are at a scary place with social media. Fake news. Misinformation. A.I. posts. How do we know what’s real or not? (43:00) NPPOD. (47:00) The Timberwovles sale is still happening. Or is it still happening? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘finally’ as in the Finals as in the NBA Finals as in The Boston Celtics as in the Dallas Mavericks. Who do you have? Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown or Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving? Jason Kidd could be joining an exclusive group with a win. Joe Mazzulla would be in a league of his own with a win. (9:20) NPPOD. (19:00) Jordan Montgomery was booed off the field by Diamondbacks fans. He’s been bad. Boras Four. STINK! (30:06) Review: A League of Their Own. (34:20) There’s been quite the update on Jontay Porter. Remember he was ban for life from the NBA for gambling on basketball. This update is wild. (41:10) Kansas wants the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs are in Kansas City, Missouri… not Kansas City, Kansas. (49:00) Dan Hurley is now the favorite for the Lakers head coach? What? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘lifetime’ as in lifetime ban as in Marcano as in Padres as in Pirates as in MLB as in MiLB as in gambling. It’s the first lifetime ban in a century for an MLB player. MLB came out and dropped the hammer. (11:00) Ippei Mizuhara pleaded guilty yesterday and Shohei Ohtani has been cleared by baseball. Ohtani is good to go. (17:08) JJ Redick is the favorite for the Lakers head coach. Rich Paul said LeBron has nothing to do with the search. LeBron James has a podcast with JJ Redick. No dots to connect there! (29:00) Review: Review: The Anti-Social Network. (32:50) The Marlins had to DFA Avisail Garcia. And they owe him a big chunk of change. Congrats, Jeter! (40:15) NPPOD. (41:40) It’s time to talk about catchers. The positioning they have near the batter’s box is not right. MLB is going to fix it. (47:40) The Mavericks gave a contract extension to the GM the eve of the NBA Finals. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘existential crisis’ as in baseball as in MLB as gambling as in injuries as in Tommy John as in problems. We have a player facing a lifetime ban for the first time since gambling has become what it has. Tucupita Marcano of the Padres reportedly bet on baseball last year as a member of the Pirates. Woof. (12:34) More and more and more injuries happening to starting pitching. Elbow and elbows and elbows. (19:00) The Carolina Panthers want public money for stadium upgrades. It never ends. You might think it will, but it doesn’t. (25:00) Justin Jefferson is getting big money. WR are now the offensive money makers. Sorry RB, you aint coming back. (33:22) Review: Spacey Unmasked. (37:25) Sports media and hot take culture is at a boiling point. Where is the line? Where is the integrity? This Caitlin Clark conversation has become everything it shouldn’t. (46:00) NPPOD. (48:20) I made a mistake about Top 100 players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘35.1 or 37.6’ as in how much of the MLB season is already over. Can you believe it? Let’s recap the biggest storylines from May. I’ll review my May predictions. And then we’ll look ahead to June. It all starts with the Yankees. (9:13) What were some of the biggest surprises in May? (14:34) Let’s review my May predictions. (16:19) Here are my predictions for June! (20:50) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the WNBA and Caitlin Clark. Hard fouls. Dirty fouls. Social media comments. Why do players dislike Clark so much? (36:30) Review: The Fall Guy. (39:00) Stanley Cup Final is here! Panthers vs Oilers! (42:09) Tommy Pham may not be in baseball much longer. (48:00) NPPOD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘road wins’ as in the Florida Panthers as in the Dallas Mavericks as in playoffs! Let’s start with the Panthers taking a series lead against the Rangers. I was at the game. How are road teams so successful now? (8:00) Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony charges against him. First president ever convicted of a crime. Wow. (21:10) The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals! Luka and Kyrie! Did you see Mark Cuban wasn’t the one who got the trophy? (29:50) NPPOD. (33:55) Review: A Man in Full. (36:50) The Tampa Bay Rays released new renderings for its new stadium in St. Pete. There’s still no deal. The project is massive. Will it get done? (46:30) The NBA media rights deals are not done yet. Is Warner Bros. Discovery out? Is TNT really going to lose the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘dumpster fire’ as in the Mets as in Steve Cohen as in Edwin Diaz as in Pete Alonso as in Jorge Lopez. What a day for the Mets yesterday. I cannot remember a day like this for a team. IL trips. Injuries. A player ejected, making a scene, then getting DFA’d. (13:30) Well things actually are worse for the Mets. Steve Cohen has hit a real roadblock when it comes to his casino of dreams. A NY senator does not want what Cohen wants. (25:50) White Sox manager Pedro Grifol came out in defense of owner Jerry Reinsdorf. This is why. (37:30) Review: In the Name of the Father. (40:30) NPPOD. (43:20) Scottie Scheffler had all charges dropped against him. (50:30) Breaking news: a new women’s basketball league is coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘13/39’ as in Luka Doncic as in Kyrie Irving as in Mavericks as in Timberwolves as in NBA playoffs. The Mavericks shot terribly. The Timberwolves found late life. (9:13) The Panthers tied things up with an OT winner vs the Rangers. The 3rd straight overtime game! How can you not love playoff hockey!? (12:56) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? Someone asked me about the Toronto Blue Jays and what’s gone wrong there. Did the Jays miss their window? (25:06) MLB announced that the Negro League stats will now be in the MLB history books. That means that all MLB stats have changed. Should they have? (38:00) Review: Atlas. (40:17) What’s the latest on the Athletics and Las Vegas? (46:20) Blake Snell said something that needs to be discussed. Is MLB finally done with Scott Boras? (51:02) Charter flight talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ‘touched by an angel’ as in Angel Hernandez as in umpire as in see ya! The worst umpire in baseball, the worst umpire in my career is finally gone. Retired. (12:10) Ronald Acuña tore his ACL. Sad for him. Sad for the Braves. It’s his 2nd one in 3 seasons. (20:35) The Dodgers and Mets start a 3-game series today. Let’s take a look at both of these teams, expectations, moves, who needs this series more. (36:16) Review: Challengers. (39:30) We need to talk about the life of Bill Walton. (42:50) The Boston Celtics are headed to the NBA Finals. 2nd time in 3 years. The Pacers had chances and blew it. (47:44) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’owners meetings’ as in Rob Manfred as in MLB as in umpires as in jerseys as in Athletics as in Nike as in Sacramento as in robots as in Ballys. These latest owners meetings were packed with great quotes from the commissioner. (17:20) Let’s talk about Ticketmaster. The Department of Justice has sued Live Nation Entertainment. What happens now? No more crazy fees? (29:05) Review: Survivor 46. (33:10) The Boston Celtics are running away with the Eastern Conference. Big win on Thursday. Pacers are hurt. (38:46) NPPOD. (42:40) The NCAA has agreed to let schools pay players. Welcome to the new world of college athletics. What is going to be the end of this? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’7 billion’ as in NBA as in ESPN as in Amazon as in NBC as TNT. Is TNT left out of the NBA game because it got a little too cocky? What does this mean for the players? What does this mean for the WNBA? (15:36) The NHL and NBA playoffs are going on right now. The Panthers took down the Rangers at MSG. Luka Doncic and the Mavericks held off the Timberwolves in the NBA. (29:45) Review: Parenthood. (33:45) Why is Hal Steinbrenner still talking!? The Yankees are winning! You don’t have to say the quiet part out loud! (42:18) NPPOD. (47:45) Private equity has come for college sports. College football is an expensive game. Lawsuits are an expensive game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’Hader Rules’ as in Josh Hader as in rules to pitching as in the Brewers as in the Padres as in the Astros as in arbitration. What were the Hader Rules and could any other MLB player use them? (17:05) The Boston Celtics stole Game 1 vs the Pacers in OT. A thriller! (27:01) NPPOD. (31:28) Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. (35:31) Is the NFL finally entering the modern world? Is it time we finally retire the chain gang? Is it happening!? (43:45) Aaron Rodgers is back. So his quotes are back. (46:20) It’s NIL talk again. We have our first giant lawsuit. Yay! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’aces wild’ as starting pitchers as in aces as in top of rotation guys as in Chris Sale as in Gerrit Cole as in Kodai Senga. Let’s give some health updates! We’ll start with Chris Sale. He has been lights out these past few weeks. Hasn’t given up a run in 20 straight innings. Past 5 starts have been close to perfect. (14:45) Gerrit Cole is still on the IL. He’s trying to find his way back from an elbow issue. (17:46) Kodai Senga had a setback. Last week it was mechanics. This week it’s a setback. (21:30) David Fletcher, welcome to the Mizuhara club. The former Angels 2B was caught up in the same illegal gambling ring that Ippei Mizuhara was. (32:30) Review: Arthur The King. (36:14) NPPOD. (41:36) Fanatics is suing Marvin Harrison Jr. Why? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’home court disadvantage’ as in Game 7 as in NBA Playoffs as in Pacers as in Knicks as in Timberwolves as in Nuggets. The Pacers crushed the Knicks to advance. Shooting a record percentage from the field. Knicks had no response. And I was there to witness it. (7:11) The Denver Nuggets blew it. 20 point lead at home in a Game 7 and they lost to the Timberwolves. Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert did it. Nikola Jokic and the reigning champs went home. (14:35) The Dallas Mavericks advanced on free throws! What a wild ending vs the Thunder. (19:45) NPDS MLB weekend in review! Let’s start with Shota Imanga and what he’s been able to do for the Cubs this year. What about Edwin Diaz and his bad bad bad pitching form? Paul Skenes crushed it on Friday for the Pirates. (33:30) Review: Bronx Zoo ’90. (37:20) What is going on with the Las Vegas Aces? Another investigation into the Aces because of benefits. (46:08) NPPOD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’exceptional circumstances’ as in Scottie Scheffler as in arrested as in PGA Championship. What!? (9:10) Is Juan Soto going to be a Yankee for life? That’s what Hal Steinbrenner said. Why would he say that!? Never say that! (21:00) So You Wanna Talk to Samson!? What is going on with Steve Cohen and the Mets? Sellers? (32:45) Review: One Life. (37:20) It’s time to talk some hockey! Go Rangers Go! Brad Marchand for the Bruins said something that he definitely should not have! (44:00) Basketball talk! Were the Nuggets asleep for Game 6? (46:20) NPPOD. (51:00) We need to talk about MLS and Messi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Today’s word of the day is ’addicted’ as in my phone as in as in 3am chat room conversations with Apple. (4:50) Alright, time to get to the NFL. We had schedule releases, but first let’s chat about Harrison Butker again. The NFL commented on his thoughts. What was interesting about the schedule? Who runs primetime? Who isn’t part of these games? (14:30) NFL on Netflix on Christmas. Football all the time. Football! Football! Football! (18:50) NBA Playoff update! The Celtics are moving on! The Luka’s have taken a series lead over the Thunder! The Cavaliers season ended and 2 seconds later we had to hear about Mitchell and Bickerstaff’s futures… why!? (26:10) NPPOD. (32:40) Review: The Truman Show. (37:10) The Astros find themselves in poor light again. Ronel Blanco has been suspended for 10 games for sticky stuff. Here we go again! (44:20) The Caitlin Clark Effect is real. Record-setting debut. But will it impact the rest of the league? (50:30) Let’s talk about the Atlanta Braves. Do you like that they’re owned by a public company and not by a single person?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Rozz

obviously you can't afford it so don't buy it.

Apr 18th
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Rozz

why do billionaires expect people who are struggling to pay for a playground for millionaires. Bunch of trumps.

Apr 18th
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Don Maloney

Origins of Parkinson’s may lie in the gut. Researchers hope to prove it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/09/28/parkinsons-disease-gut-brain-connection/ You may have read this already but I thought I'd send it to you anyway. Good luck to your friend in his fight against Parkinson's. You are a good friend to him. Keep up the great work with you or podcast and thank you. Don Maloney

Sep 28th
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Adam Balogh

good show

Sep 15th
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Adam Balogh

fascinating content!!!

Jul 17th
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Adam Balogh

took me some work to locate this but damn it was worth it..!!!!

Jul 17th
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Jeff Fignar

@David Sampson Im 31 now I used to get autographs and sells them myself when I was 12 at Roger Dean all the time lol

Jun 6th
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Mark Frantz

sorry for your loss....thoughts are with you and your family

Feb 1st
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Greg Knoch

another douchebag liberal

Jan 7th
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Timmy Tuffnuts

David needs to stick to sports. No one gives a shit about his politics.

Jun 2nd
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swigs

one of the best solo sports dailies. no guests no co-hosts no callers. Colin cowherd and Tony kornheiser still do it but they've eased up.

Mar 22nd
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William MWestcott

Hey David the raptors lost last night. You lied about watching the game and then misread the box score. Ok Stugotz.

Feb 27th
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Leeds

Honestly just went down a rabbit hole of Elvis Costello, appreciate the artist recommendation

Nov 11th
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Omar Flores

😠

Nov 6th
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