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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    April 19, 2019 - 11:17 am
    After winning the Presidents’ Trophy this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, many experts assumed, would reach, if not win, the Stanley Cup. Instead, they were swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who won their first playoff series in franchise history. Just don’t tell them it was...
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    April 18, 2019 - 2:10 pm
    Since Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State, the Thunder are 3-10 in the playoffs. They trail Portland 0-2 in their first-round series, and Russell Westbrook is shooting just 13-of-37 (35.1 percent) in the postseason. Why has Westbrook been so dynamic in the regular season, yet so...
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    April 17, 2019 - 11:08 am
    Three Florida State Seminoles were invited to the NFL Combine this year, but Jacques Patrick wasn’t one of them. “It was a disappointment, to be honest,” the running back prospect said on The DA Show. “I just felt like the chips were going to fall in line regardless of that situation, and it just...
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    April 16, 2019 - 1:13 pm
    The AAF crashed and burned in its inaugural season, but the XFL doesn’t plan on suffering the same fate. Why? Two things: time and money. “Vince McMahon is the force behind the XFL, and Vince has made a very serious capital commitment,” XFL CEO Oliver Luck said in studio on The DA Show. “You need...
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    April 16, 2019 - 11:46 am
    Kyler Murray is expected to be the first quarterback off the board in the upcoming NFL Draft. In fact, he could go No. 1 overall to Arizona. NFL Network analyst Charles Davis, however, doesn’t think Murray should be the top pick – or the first quarterback selected. “I’ve got Haskins ahead of Murray...
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    April 15, 2019 - 1:06 pm
    It had been more than a decade since the golf world witnessed Tiger Woods pumping his fists in celebration of a major championship – and 14 years since he did so at Augusta National. That’s what made Sunday so special. “You have to think about the venue, and this is Tiger’s career basically coming...
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    April 12, 2019 - 12:10 pm
    Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are reportedly interested in signing with the New York Knicks this offseason. Like, really interested. In fact, the two are apparently having a friendly debate about who will sign first . Why are they both so interested in a franchise that has accomplished so little...
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    April 11, 2019 - 12:41 pm
    Tua Tagovailoa is perhaps the best quarterback in college football. He rescued Alabama in the national championship against Georgia as a freshman, and he finished runner-up in the Heisman voting as a sophomore. But for at least one SEC defensive player, Jalen Hurts presented more challenges. “The...
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    April 10, 2019 - 2:17 pm
    Texas A&M went 9-4 in Jimbo Fisher’s first season. It was the program’s best season since 2013, and the Aggies came oh-so-close to beating Clemson and Auburn, ultimately losing 28-26 and 28-24, respectively. But it appears they turned the corner nonetheless. “Year One of Jimbo Fisher was...
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    April 09, 2019 - 11:28 am
    Virginia won its first national championship in program history Monday, beating Texas Tech 85-77 – and an overtime review may have played a role in the outcome . Indeed, with a little more than a minute remaining in overtime – and Texas Tech trailing by two – Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter swiped the...
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    August 01, 2018 - 4:46 pm
    Thursday marks the official beginning of the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game, which means it is now time to start looking seriously at NFL'18. The biggest questions of the season have five months to shake themselves out, but there are plenty of queries that will get answers before Opening...
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    July 31, 2018 - 3:36 pm
    The Cowboys were known as "America's Team" because they embodied what the country wanted to see in itself. The Cowboys were powerful, glamorous, and most of all, winners. Referring to the organization by that moniker now feels like mockery, a snide shot at what it no longer is. Dallas has won two...
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    July 24, 2018 - 12:49 pm
    Carmelo Anthony resides in a strange, vexing place. For college basketball fans, he was a winner. He was the ultimate alpha dog, a player who can put a team on his back and lead it to the promised land. For NBA fans, he is a loser. He is the ultimate prima donna, a self-centered diva who cannot...
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    July 02, 2018 - 12:00 am
    It was a prayer, a half-court heave at the buzzer down three. One year ago, the Thunder was out of time and GM Sam Presti figured he'd try something, anything. So he traded for Paul George in a desperate attempt to keep Russell Westbrook in the midwest. OKC had been ravaged by free agency once...
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    June 22, 2018 - 11:35 am
    Winners : Marvin Bagley : The destination might be riddled with lost careers and sunken stardom, but at least one NBA legend thinks he's slated to be the best player in this draft. I spoke to Dan Majerle, who told me as coach at Grand Canyon, he's worked closely with Bagley and believes he's a...
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    May 31, 2018 - 4:42 pm
    Why would the Sixers keep Bryan Colangelo? Philadelphia ownership may want to avoid looking unfair or reactionary. The team may not want to create instability or go through another hire. The organization may just want to keep chugging along on an upward climb since it's finally selling tickets,...
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    May 24, 2018 - 1:12 pm
    We are, at our core, a nation of sports simpletons, one which has dismissed Alex Ovechkin for his entire career. Nuance is eschewed, and deep analytics are "the land of dorks." Aesthetics? Meh. We usually base our ultimate judgments on only one criteria: championships. The roots of our country are...
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    May 16, 2018 - 11:13 am
    The fortunes of an NBA playoff series swing faster than a debate on Yanni vs. Laurel. A few days ago, many wondered how the depleted Celtics would bottle up the sheer dominance of LeBron James. The King had destroyed the top-seeded Raptors with such violence and velocity, it seemed impossible a...
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    May 14, 2018 - 10:31 am
    Even if it's only one game, the Celtics delivered something the NBA Playoffs need more of: drama. None of the second-round series went past five games, and no underdog advanced to the conference finals. Sure, the Cavs swept the top-seeded Raptors, but Toronto's spring swoons and the historic...
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    April 27, 2018 - 1:16 pm
    There seemed to be no way the Browns could screw this up. Two picks in the top four, what could go wrong? That should teach us never to assume anything is painless and easy about a Cleveland draft. To me, the Browns should've nabbed Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen first, and then Bradley Chubb fourth...
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