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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    January 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
    Video of Troy Brown: Not Another Human As Competitive as Tom Brady" Tom Brady will play in his ninth Super Bowl on Feb 3, this after beating the Chiefs, 37-31, in overtime in Kansas City on Sunday. Brady, 41, finished 30-of-46 for 348 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, leading the...
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    January 18, 2019 - 2:14 pm
    Video of NFL on CBS Dan Fouts, "Mahomes Has the Arm To Cut Through Cold Weather" The general consensus is that weather will play a key role in the AFC Championship on Sunday, but it might not play as big of a role as many think – at least not for the Chiefs. Why? Two words...
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    January 17, 2019 - 2:03 pm
    Video of NFL on CBS Reporter Evan Washburn, "Andy Reid More Similar to Belichick Than You Think" CBS Sports analyst Evan Washburn dropped by The DA Show on Thursday to discuss the AFC Championship, but much of the discussion focused not on X’s and O’s, but rather, Andy Reid and...
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    January 17, 2019 - 1:22 pm
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open American sports reporters and football fans alike have had a strange love for Philip Rivers for a long time. Rivers has been a respectable quarterback in terms of stats for the entirety of his career, yet lacks the big game success that has changed the lives and historical...
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    January 16, 2019 - 12:03 pm
    The Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season with, statistically, one of the worst defenses in football. That unit ranked 31st in total defense and 24th in scoring defense (26.3 points per game allowed). But that didn’t stop them from slowing down the Colts, 31-13, in the divisional round...
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    January 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Video of Former Chiefs lineman Geoff Schwartz "Frigid Conditions will Define AFC Championship" It remains to be seen which team – the Chiefs or Patriots – will win the AFC Championship on Sunday, but know this: both teams will be cold. Very cold. The National Weather Service...
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    January 14, 2019 - 12:44 pm
    Video of NBC Sports Rodney Harrison on Patriots Home Playoff Success "I Can't Explain It"" The New England Patriots throttled the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, on Sunday to improve to 9-0 at home this season. The Patriots, however, must go on the road at Arrowhead...
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    January 14, 2019 - 11:05 am
    Tom Brady, as many fans know, goes to great lengths to keep his body ahead of the NFL curve. That’s one reason he’s been so durable over the last two decades. In December, however, Brady said that his brain, due to extensive training and preparation, is “wired for contact.” Former Patriot Ted...
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    January 11, 2019 - 11:36 am
    Video of Tyler Boyd: Excited About an Offensive Guru Being the Head Coach For the first time since 2003, the Cincinnati Bengals will have a head coach other than Marvin Lewis, and they are reportedly interested in hiring Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor at the end of the season. Bengals wide...
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    January 11, 2019 - 10:04 am
    By Shaun Morash Cold Open It is impossible to fault John Harbaugh for not turning to Joe Flacco on Sunday when Lamar Jackson was struggling to move the offense in Baltimore. The Chargers deployed a rare seven defensive back defense to contain Lamar Jackson's speed while smothering up any chance at...
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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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    April 20, 2018 - 1:42 pm
    Took long enough, but North America's most powerful sports enterprise has finally swallowed a healthy dose of humility. A week in mid-April is not usually supposed to deliver a spade of structural changes for the NFL. This is usually the last of the mock draft silliness, a final round of endlessly...
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    April 09, 2018 - 12:55 pm
    Video of Are the Pats lurking for Lamar Jackson? | D.A. on CBS The chess match is never over within Foxboro's walls. Enemies are being scouted. Exit strategies developed. Every future situation planned for. If A, then B. If C, then D. It's not that Bill Belichick is always right (witness Albert...
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    March 30, 2018 - 1:34 pm
    You have probably devoted a part of your life to at least one team. You've spent money on tickets, merchandise, concessions and parking. You've spent emotional currency watching innumerable hours of games, unable to sleep after bad losses, dancing like a maniac after wins. If you have done this for...
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    March 27, 2018 - 4:18 pm
    Video of Is Zion Williamson the last great college star? It's no mystery college basketball is in the middle of upheaval. Whether it's the ticking time bomb of the FBI probe, Loyola-Chicago's run to the Final Four, or the NBA's plan to have a relationship with grassroots basketball, it feels like...
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    March 15, 2018 - 8:18 am
    What I Love : Cousins chooses Vikings : A deal that makes sense for both sides. Minnesota is an elite quarterback away from a title. Kirk gets his massive payday. Let's see how he does with all the pressure to win big and no excuses of a bad organization. Hollywood Corners : Both Marcus Peters and...
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