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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    Nick Saban Tua Alabama Clemson
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    August 12, 2019 - 12:27 pm
    The last time Alabama took the field, it was embarrassed. Clemson throttled the Crimson Tide, 44-16, in the national championship, ending the game with 30 unanswered points. The Tide haven’t forgotten. “In reality, you’re not going to forget what happened,” Alabama captain and defensive back Trevon...
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    Dabo Swinney Clemson
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    August 08, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Dabo Swinney will not give former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant a national championship ring , saying that Bryant “wasn’t on the team” when the Tigers beat Alabama 44-16 in January. Bryant, who went 16-2 as a starter and led Clemson to the playoff in 2017, left the program after being demoted...
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    Tom Brady Patriots
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    August 08, 2019 - 12:06 pm
    Tom Brady has put his Brookline, Massachusetts, mansion on the market , leading many to speculate that he could retire sooner rather than later. Is that a legitimate possibility? “Yeah, I think quite possibly,” Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy said on The DA Show. “I think he’s planning to...
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    Marty Smith ESPN
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    August 07, 2019 - 12:44 pm
    If you’re not familiar with Marty Smith, you might at least be familiar with his voice. Long story short, he’s the ESPN reporter with the Southern accent. And that, for Smith, isn’t just part of his identity; it’s a badge of honor – both for him and for so many people who live in the South. “A lot...
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    Antonio Brown Raiders
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    August 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
    Antonio Brown hasn’t played a down for the Oakland Raiders, and already there is drama, uncertainty. Brown is reportedly seeing a specialist to deal with a nagging foot ailment , prompting Jon Gruden to say that the Raiders are “disappointed” and “want to get the party started.” Should Raiders fans...
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    Philip Rivers Chargers
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    August 01, 2019 - 1:20 pm
    The Kansas City Chiefs, one might assume, are sitting pretty. Tyreek Hill wasn’t suspended, Patrick Mahomes has another year of seasoning under his belt, and – after drafting speedster Mecole Hardman in the second round of the NFL Draft – the offense could be even more explosive. The Chiefs are the...
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    Tim Allen Detroit Lions
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    July 31, 2019 - 1:05 pm
    If you’re familiar with “Home Improvement,” you know that Tim Allen often wore Detroit-themed sports apparel. The show was set in suburban Detroit, yes, but Allen is also a diehard Lions fan in real life. “I love the Lions,” Allen said on The DA Show. “I’ve learned to look at it a little...
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    Michael Thomas Drew Brees Saints
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    July 31, 2019 - 10:45 am
    Well, that ends that holdout. The New Orleans Saints gave wide receiver Michael Thomas a five-year, $100 million extension Wednesday. The deal includes $61 million guaranteed – the most guaranteed money for any non-quarterback offensive player in NFL history. “I totally agree with the Saints doing...
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    Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
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    July 30, 2019 - 2:38 pm
    With Ezekiel Elliott holding out, the Dallas Cowboys signed Alfred Morris to a one-year deal Monday. Is this Jerry Jones’ way of sending a message to Zeke? “Jerry Jones obviously likes to try and dictate things via the media and control narratives,” former NFL quarterback and current analyst Dan...
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    Michael Jordan
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    July 29, 2019 - 4:17 pm
    The Houston Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995, but they don’t always get the respect they deserve. They get the “Yeah, but” treatment because Michael Jordan had retired from the NBA to pursue baseball. That has to bother the Rockets, no? “Yes, it sure does bother me,” three-time...
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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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    November 15, 2018 - 4:53 pm
    The world buzzes over the Warriors' suspension of Draymond Green. The Obnoxious One finally went too far. Veterans are tired of his outbursts. His emotional spillover has become detrimental. What was he thinking? He should've passed the ball to one of the greatest living scorers ever. Kevin Durant...
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    October 31, 2018 - 12:42 pm
    Let the record state that Tuesday, October 30 was not a good day for the Big Ten. After a long, tumultuous battle within Maryland's administration, embattled D.J. Durkin was retained as head coach. A short drive north, Rutgers dismissed linebacker Izaia Bullock after being arrested and charged with...
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    October 19, 2018 - 3:08 pm
    To choose the most embarrassing element of the Chargers' foray into Los Angeles is impossible at this point . Is it the devastating apathy in the market? Is it the ferocious animosity created in their old home? Is it the lurking horror of moving into a 70,000 seat stadium? Is it the hordes of...
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    October 01, 2018 - 1:14 pm
    It will live forever, etched in our minds, a snapshot of the best of times collapsing into the worst of times. A potential future Hall of Famer, synonymous with his team, giving his sideline the middle-finger salute as he's carted off into his murky future. It's not just a jarring sight, a veteran...
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    September 11, 2018 - 2:25 pm
    The cold, hard Texas truth is so clear it's impossible to ignore any longer. Jason Garrett is an ineffective coach . His offense is sputtering. His quarterback is regressing. He's won a single playoff game in nine years at the helm. In a town that is desperate for a winner, a team that is...
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