Sports Birthdays for Jan 7 – Jan 13 | Epic Week (Ep 259)

By January 7, 2019No Comments

Who are your favorite dunkers of all-time? To honor the birthdays of Dominique Wilkins and the late Darryl Dawkins, Tom and Nick run through their list of the best in game dunkers, most vicious posterizers, and top dogs in dunk contest history. Speaking of dogs, does anyone ever call Glenn Robinson Jr. “Little Dog?” Learn, laugh, and look back with another Episode of Epic Week, covering Sports Birthdays and Anniversaries from January 7th through 13th including Bart Starr, Dick Enberg, Chad Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Joe Frazier, Connor McDavid and more!

Show Notes:

0:00-0:20 Intro: Epic Week looks at Sports Birthdays and Anniversaries, and this week we are talking about January 7th through January 13th.

0:21-3:38 Roll Call: Bart Starr, Bruce Sutter, Dick Enberg, Chad Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Willie McCovey, Tim Horton, Joe Frazier, Connor McDavid.

3:39-12:22 Main Event: To honor the birthdays of the late Darryl Dawkins and Dominique Wilkins, Tom and Nick dish about the best dunks and dunkers (both in game and during the dunk contest) of all time! Included in the conversation: Nate Robinson, Spud Webb, Jason Richardson, Dwight Howard, Vince Carter, Aaron Gordon, Zach Lavine, James White, Andre Iguodala, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and John Starks.  

12:23-16:00 Also Receiving Votes: Glenn Robinson, Jake Delhomme, Anniversary of NCAA decision to move from 53 to 64 team basketball Tournament.

16:01-17:04 Outro: Be sure to subscribe to this podcast and rate us (preferably a Kevin Garnett Celtics jersey number of stars – 5). Follow us on Twitter @BaconSportsTom and @SweetsCincy. It’s Elvis Presley’s birthday this week so we are sending you out to Viva Las Vegas! Make it an Epic Week!

Feedback (We want to hear from you):

  • You can connect with Tom Pellegrino on Twitter @BaconSportsTom.
  • You can connect with Nick Schwietering on Twitter @sweetscincy and on Instagram Sweetscincy
  • What dunks or dunkers did we miss, let us know in the comments! Did we skip over a Birthday or Anniversary you would have liked to hear covered? We’d love your thoughts and feedback on our conversation so hit us up!


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