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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    Al Horford 76ers
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    October 16, 2019 - 11:35 am
    After three seasons with the Boston Celtics, Al Horford decided he needed a change. He signed a four-year $109-million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in June and is eager to play for a franchise that has won 50+ games each of the last two seasons. “When I looked at what they have here and what...
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    Matt Patricia Lions
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    October 15, 2019 - 11:57 am
    For many NFL fans, particularly those in Detroit, several blown calls marred Monday Night Football, as the Lions fell to the Packers, 23-22. Some folks pinned the loss on the Lions for their inability to capitalize on Green Bay’s mistakes, while others pinned the loss squarely on the officiating ...
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    Falcons Dan Quinn
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    October 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
    The Atlanta Falcons lost a game they needed to win Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals, 34-33, in the desert. It was the Falcons’ (1-5) fourth straight loss, as they have allowed 87 points in their last two games. At this point, what is the argument for not firing head coach Dan Quinn? “I just...
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    Joe Burrow LSU
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    October 11, 2019 - 12:54 pm
    No. 7 Florida (6-0) will square off against No. 5 LSU (5-0) in Death Valley on Saturday night, as two of the top teams in the SEC look to remain unbeaten. While there’s still a long way to go this season, is it possible that this is a de facto playoff-elimination game for either team? “Probably...
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    Dwayne Haskins Redskins
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    October 11, 2019 - 10:45 am
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open Jay Gruden is fired. Rarely is a coach’s firing as ugly as this one is on the way out the door. The word "leak" was all over this story. There were Jay Gruden pictures of him smoking weed on the corner leaked. Then there was the story that Dwayne Haskins may not even be...
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    Dan Snyder Redskins
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    October 10, 2019 - 10:58 am
    Dan Snyder purchased the Washington Redskins in 1999. Since then, the franchise has five winning seasons, two playoff victories and zero conference title game appearances. It has also fired eight head coaches . What’s been the biggest problem in Washington over the last 20 years? “The owner,” Mark...
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    James Franklin Penn State
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    October 09, 2019 - 11:53 am
    James Franklin defended Jonathan Sutherland, and his hair , after the Penn State safety received a letter from a fan critiquing his dreadlocks. The fan wrote that Sutherland’s hair is “awful” and “disgusting” that he needs to cut it because he represents Penn State. Franklin found the letter, well...
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    Jamal Adams Jets
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    October 08, 2019 - 1:04 pm
    The New York Jets entered the season with high expectations. They entered the season expecting to contend for a playoff spot. Instead, they are 0-4 and rank 31st in the league in scoring offense, averaging just 9.8 points per game. “Obviously it’s tough, it’s frustrating,” Jets strong safety Jamal...
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    Dan Quinn Falcons
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    October 07, 2019 - 11:44 am
    Jay Gruden lost his job Monday , and Dan Quinn could be next. Indeed, the Atlanta Falcons lost their third straight game Sunday to fall to 1-4 on the season. Just how hot is Quinn’s hot seat? “He might be on fire today,” Boston Globe senior NFL writer Ben Volin said on The DA Show. “You might have...
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    Dan Snyder Jay Gruden
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    October 07, 2019 - 11:07 am
    The winless Washington Redskins (0-5) fired Jay Gruden on Monday, this after a 33-7 loss to the Patriots that was a home game in location only . Gruden went 35-49-1 in Washington, finishing with one playoff appearance and zero playoff wins. The Redskins haven’t won a playoff game since January 2006...
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    Antonio Brown Patriots
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    October 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm
    It feels like we just awoke to a new NFL season, one dimpled with Antonio Brown's antics and Andrew Luck's achy bones. Alas, 25 percent of the season is already in the books and with the calendar turning to October, it's time to celebrate some of the most deserving. Here's our First Quarter...
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    Daniel Jones Giants
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    September 27, 2019 - 12:59 pm
    When NFL teams lose their signal-callers, the sky falls dark, gargoyles howl, and the bats come flying out of caves. The backup quarterback is always better in theory than in practice, and rookies without experience have been chum in shark-infested waters. With so many squads already turning to...
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    Gardner Minshew Jaguars
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    September 20, 2019 - 4:09 pm
    Little did we know #NFL100 would represent how many backup quarterbacks would play this season. Injuries and health concerns have taken down future Hall of Famers, Super Bowl heroes, aging NFL MVPs and young potential stars. With names thrust into the spotlight most fans had never heard of just...
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    Baker Mayfield
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    September 12, 2019 - 4:47 pm
    We're only one week in and already a dozen NFL fan bases are bracing for the worst. The magic of the league is the scarcity of games, meaning every outcome usually feels far too important. A loss on opening weekend? You better get ready for a "must win" game in Week 2. With these dramatic...
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    September 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
    The NFL is a bit like looking into a funhouse mirror. It's a wildly distorted and comical image, but you can make out the person in the reflection. The league has characters and unknowns, bizarre outcomes and moments, but overall you know what you're getting yourself into. It's that element of...
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    Kawhi Leonard Raptors NBA Finals
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    June 14, 2019 - 5:20 pm
    This is going to seem really weird to say aloud, but try it anyway. The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The discomfort is certainly not because they were unworthy, but instead because the league, since its inception, has been the tightest membership of any league. The same names pop up through...
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    Kevin Durant Chris Paul
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    May 29, 2019 - 3:15 pm
    History is just past the outstretched fingertips of Kevin Durant, try as he might to touch it. Since the day he decided to join the Warriors, and perhaps even before that, he has battled the current on his legacy. There is almost no way that inner turmoil won't continue into these NBA Finals and...
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    Michael Jordan
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    May 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
    The end is coming swift and clear. The days of picking up pieces of paper and reading sports stories on them are being chased away by the sunset. Not long ago the grandest of them all, the sporting publication of record for 70 years, Sports Illustrated , decided to consolidate into bi-weekly issues...
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    Russell Westbrook
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    April 18, 2019 - 8:49 am
    Any NBA child of the '80s loved Dominique Wilkins. He was all too easy to adore. His slam dunks scraped the sky. His athleticism jumped off the TV like a cartoon. That stylistically radical Hawks logo looked like a backwards Pac-Man . The Omni seemed like a Tetris block landed on Atlanta . C'mon,...
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    Tom Dundon AAF
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    March 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
    Perhaps this is all a power play, a stiff arm of the opponent in the direction you need them to go. This may be an intelligent, savvy businessman manipulating the news like a puppet master. The AAF could have the perfect leader behind the wheel, and this moment will be written about in history...
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