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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    Deandre Hopkins Texans
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    November 22, 2019 - 11:06 am
    Four days after losing to the Baltimore Ravens 41-7, the Houston Texans beat the Colts 20-17 to grab control of the AFC South. The Texans (7-4) are currently the 3-seed in the AFC, but are they a legitimate threat to the Patriots (9-1) or Ravens (8-2)? “You can be a threat anytime you enter the...
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    Justin Herbert Oregon
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    November 21, 2019 - 12:16 pm
    With Tua Tagovailoa’s season-ending hip injury, many football fans assume that LSU’s Joe Burrow will now be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Well, Oregon’s Justin Herbert might have something to say about that. “I’ve talked to a scout almost every week at my games on the Pac-12 Network, and they...
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    Tua Tagovailoa Alabama
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    November 21, 2019 - 11:20 am
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open “Tanking for Tua” is officially over, and I don't believe it is hyperbole to say the entire top of the draft come April has changed. You can't help but feel horrible for Tua Tagovailoa, a dislocated hip and posterior wall fracture sounds like something that, had I suffered...
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    Justin Herbert Oregon
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    November 20, 2019 - 1:21 pm
    The College Football Playoff committee released its latest rankings Tuesday, and the debate between Alabama and the Pac-12 champion is already taking shape. Alabama (9-1) is No. 5, while Oregon (9-1) and Utah (9-1) are ranked Nos. 6 and 7, respectively. How much confidence should we have that the...
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    Myles Garrett Mason Rudolph
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    November 19, 2019 - 12:06 pm
    As a former All-Pro defensive lineman, Shawne Merriman knows how physical an NFL game can be. He knows how emotional it can be. But he also knows there’s no justification for Myles Garrett trying to hit Mason Rudolph with a helmet. “It was terrible for many different reasons,” Merriman said in-...
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    Lamar Jackson Ravens
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    November 18, 2019 - 1:06 pm
    The Baltimore Ravens (8-2) won their sixth straight game Sunday, beating the Texans 41-7. They have won their last four games by at least 14 points and their last two by a combined score of 90-20. So, who’s the best team in the AFC? “Oh, it’s the Ravens,” Ross Tucker said on The DA Show. “I do...
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    Browns Steelers brawl
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    November 15, 2019 - 2:43 pm
    Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely for hitting Mason Rudolph with a helmet Thursday. At the very least, Garrett will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. NFL on FOX analyst Charles Davis watched the fight unfold in real time and could not believe what he was seeing. “Horror...
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    Colin Kaepernick 49ers
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    November 14, 2019 - 11:14 am
    On Tuesday, NFL teams were invited to attend a private workout for Colin Kaepernick this Saturday in Atlanta. While some teams – including the Patriots, Cowboys, and Giants – are reportedly interested in seeing Kaepernick, the execution of this workout has been curious, at best. Is this truly a...
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    Jason Garrett Cowboys
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    November 14, 2019 - 10:30 am
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open The Cowboys lose the Fraud Bowl, and coaching was a big reason why. Jason Garrett was once again clueless in game management in a big spot, and the offense at times looked in disarray in another prime-time game where many expected a big moment from Dallas. The Cowboys have...
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    Colin Kaepernick 49ers
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    November 13, 2019 - 12:11 pm
    The NFL is hosting a private workout for Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday, as all 32 teams were invited to attend. Even if Kaepernick has a good workout, though, will there be teams genuinely interested in signing him? “I think there will,” PFF analyst Solomon Wilcots said on The DA Show. “I...
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    Freddie Kitchens Browns Flag
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    November 15, 2019 - 1:34 pm
    When I found myself watching the fourth-quarter of a relatively anonymous NFL game from 30 years ago, I knew I had problems. Nonetheless, it made me realize just how slow and plodding the current pace of the game is, bogged down by a level of scrutiny that simply never existed. You're probably not...
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    Nationals World Series Game 7
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    November 01, 2019 - 9:09 am
    You may not have thought you had a rooting interest in the World Series, but you'd be wrong. Even if you weren't wearing a faded Jeff Bagwell jersey, or counting the Dusty Baker toothpicks stored in your man cave, there was a deep reason to care. The Nationals were your spirit animal if you've ever...
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    Patrick Mahomes Chiefs
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    October 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm
    This was the year of redemption, the moment the mountain was climbed. This was the next logical step in the progression of one of the most captivating stars we've seen in decades. It was certainly not the year for this. "This" is Patrick Mahomes' injury suffered on Thursday night in Denver, a...
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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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