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City of Champions

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Podcast dedicated to fans of both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers. We hit on all the hot topics and latest news around the league.
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Episode 38: Russell the scapegoat? Trade DJ? State of the Lakers
In this episode of Cafe Con Lakers we talk about the state of the Lakers including:  Is Westbrook being scapegoated? Who do we drop to sign Johnson? Do we resign Collison?  State of the Lakers moving forward.
29:17
December 30, 2021
Cafe Con Lakers Ep. 1: AD Injured, Health & Safety Protocols, & The State of The Lakers
In our first episode of Cafe Con Lakers we discuss:  Anthony Davis' Knee Injury State of the Lakers and navigating health & safety protocols Is Vogel to blame for the slow start to this season? Trade Season is open—what options do the Lakers have Don't forget to join us every Saturday at 9am on Twitter Spaces where we'll be recording our podcast followed by a live discussion with the community.
27:32
December 19, 2021
Episode 36: Wild Game 5 vs the Giants and Upcoming Series vs Braves
In episode 36 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the crazy game 5 victory over the Giants, which seems to have used up all of our emotions because I can't feel anything anymore. We discuss what went right for the Dodgers but more importantly we look at the infamous check swing. What do you guys think, WAS IT A SWING? Next jump ahead to preview the upcoming Braves Series and what we can expect.
29:48
October 18, 2021
Episode 34: Game 163 or Wild Card—which route is better? Is Scherzer Running Away With The Cy Young
In episode 34 of the City of Champions podcast we talk about the race for the NL West and Cy Young. Which scenario do you prefer, game 163 or wild card?  Is Scherzer now the favorite for Cy Young over Buehler? Bellinger's injury—does he need time off? Kershaw is BACK
43:03
September 22, 2021
Episode 33: Division Race Heating Up and Lakers Finally Trade Gasol
In episode 33 of the City of Champions podcast we discuss the NL Wild Card race, why Buehler deserves the Cy Young despite Mad Max's recent performances then we discuss the Gasol trade, its benefits, and what's ahead for the Lakers in terms of filling out the rest of their roster.
35:36
September 16, 2021
Episode 32: The Bi-Polar Dodgers and The Signing of Deandre Jordan
In episode 32 of the City of Champions Podcast, we discuss the up and down Dodgers and their series against the Giants then we discuss our thoughts on the signing of Deandre Jordan. Does he make the Lakers deeper or is it more of the same? 
31:41
September 08, 2021
Episode 31: Dodgers vs Padres and Rockies, Giants Next. What Does Rondo Bring to the Lakers?
In episode 31 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss:  Dodgers Sweep Padres in San Diego before getting owned by the Rockies A look to series vs Braves and Giants A special shoutout to Doc Roberts Lakers and Rondo—a match made in heaven? What does Rondo bring to LA? 
26:58
September 01, 2021
Episode 30: Dodgers continue their hot streak, NBA schedules released, and no love for Bron for Best player.
In this episode of the City of Champions podcast we discuss the Dodgers hot streak, why Muncy is MVP, and a big shout out to Vesia and Jansen. On the Lakers side we discuss Lebron getting no votes for best player then we dive into the Lakers schedule and what we're most looking forward to.
37:06
August 26, 2021
Episode 29: Are the Dodgers Back? What Should Lakers Do With Their Last 3 Roster Spots?
In episode 29 of the City of Champions Podcast we talk about the Dodgers resurgence and dive deep into the Dodgers strength of schedule as it relates to the Padres and Giants. Then we discuss the Lakers and what they need to do with their last 3 roster spots. Bring back Rondo? Sign another shooter? 
22:19
August 16, 2021
Episode 28: Trea Turner, 5th Starter Problems, New Look Lakers, and Summer League
In today's episode of the City of Champions podcast we dive into the new Dodgers stud, Trea Turner, AJ Pollock's HOT month, and the Dodger's 5th starter problems then we turn it over to Lakerland to talk about Vogel's new contract, the new look Lakers, and impressions from Summer Legaue.
38:54
August 12, 2021
Episode 27: Trade deadline, Scherzer's Debut, and the New Look Lakers
In this episode we discuss the crazy trade deadline for both the Dodgers and Lakers. Scherzer's exciting and dominant debut. Then we switch over to the Lakers to talk about their new acquisitions and why they're a more complete team than last year.
33:08
August 09, 2021
Episode 26: Dodgers Pick up Turner, Scherzer in CRAZY deadline while Lakers trade for Westbrook
In this episode of the city of champions podcast we discuss the crazy MLB trade deadline including the blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and Astros. We also discuss the other blockbuster trade between the Lakers and Wizards that sends Russell Westbrook home to Los Angeles. Then we touch on the other draft day pick ups by the Lakers and what we need to fill out the roster ahead of free agency. 
35:56
August 01, 2021
Episode 25: Dodgers Potential Trade Targets and NBA Free Agents
In episode 25 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss some potential trade targets for the Dodgers ahead of the deadline then we look at NBA free agents at the Forward position that the Lakers could pursue in the coming months. 
50:26
July 16, 2021
Episode 24: Dodgers vs Padres and Cubs, Doc's Matt Beaty comments, and potential targets for the lakers at the guard position
In episode 24 of the city of champions podcast we discuss a rough series against the Padres, a bounce back series win against the Cubs, and Dave Robert's comments about Matt Beaty—is there beef between the two? Then we discuss potential free agent and trade targets at the guard position for the Lakers. Should they go after JJ Reddick? Sexton? Dinwiddie? 
47:52
July 01, 2021
Episode 23: The Gonsolin Experiment, Sticky Checks, and Top 5 Centers Lakers Should Target
In episode 23 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the state of the Dodgers, the Gonsolin experiment, and the ever-growing sticky situation in baseball then we switch over to the Lakers where we discuss the top candidates at the Center position that the Lakers should target.
44:41
June 24, 2021
Episode 22: State of the Dodgers, Baseball's sticky situation, and 4 Trades the Lakers Should Explore
In episode 22 of the City of Champions Podcast we talk about the state of the Dodgers as they enter into a big week starting with the Padres, why MLB is to blame for the sticky stuff situation. Then we dive deep into four moves the Lakers can REALISTICALLY make (kind of) to improve their roster going into next season. 
46:37
June 18, 2021
Episode 21: Sticky Situation in baseball, potential trades, state of the Lakers, and fan questions
In episode 21 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the Dodgers sweep of the pirates, potential trade targets including Kris Bryant, then we switch over to Laker land where we answer some fan questions discuss the state of the Lakers, and potential trades.
01:03:44
June 14, 2021
Episode 20: Lakers Booted in the 1st round and the Dodgers take on the Cardinals
In episode 20 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the unexpected end to the Lakers season and give our thoughts and reactions to several key points including how the team dealt with AD's injury and whether or not we should question how much heart was shown by the players. 
45:25
June 08, 2021
Episode 19: OC Register's David Delgado For Our Second Installment of "Who Got Next"
In this episode of the City of Champions Podcast, David Delgado of the OC Register joins the show to discuss five promising athletes in the Southern California Region in the second installment of "Who Got Next."  We also answer some fan questions including: - What's your favorite Kobe dunk? - Would you rather go to a Lakers Game 7 or Dodgers Game 7 if you could only pick one?
01:04:17
June 03, 2021
Episode 18: Rough series vs the Giants and what Lakers need to do to win after AD goes down injured
In episode 18 of the City of Champions podcast we discuss the Dodgers poor performance against the Giants, the bullpen game, and Doc's questionable coaching decisions then we transition over to the Lakers to talk about AD's injury and where that leaves the Lakers as the Suns tie it up at 2 games a piece. 
44:42
May 31, 2021
Episode 17: Dodgers split Series with Astros, Kershaw's Standing Ovation, and Games 2 & 3 Between Suns and Lakers
In Episode 17 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the Dodgers series vs the Astros, Kershaw's special moment as he exits to a standing ovation in Houston then we switch it over to Lakerland to talk about Games 2 & 3 vs the Suns, why the Suns are dirty, sore losers. 
44:03
May 28, 2021
Episode 16: Dodgers Sweep Giants, Astros Next, AD Struggles, Lakers Lose Game 1
In episode 16 of the City of Champions podcast we discuss the Dodgers series sweep over the (then) first place Giants, a preview of the series against the Astros then we switch gears to talk about the Lakers poor start to the series against the Suns, AD's poor performance, and what needs to happen for the Lakers to get back on track. 
28:52
May 24, 2021
Episode 15: The Resurgence of Kenley Jansen, Lebron's "Lucky" Shot, and Lakers/Suns
In episode 15 of the City of Champions Podcast we talk about the Dodgers series sweep over the Dbacks, the resurgence of Kenley Jansen, and a look ahead to the rekindled rivalry vs the Giants. Then we switch gears to talk about the Lakers vs Warriors play-in game, Draymond's non-technical, Stephen A's ridiculous comments about Lebron's "Lucky" shot and a mini-preview of the Suns vs Lakers. 
53:15
May 22, 2021
Episode 14: Dodgers turn a corner, pick up Pujols, and Lakers looking ready for that back to back.
In episode 14 of the City of Champions podcast we discuss the Dodgers turning a corner, their acquisition of Albert Pujols, and why Rich Hill is the Steph Curry of Baseball.  Then we switch over to the Lakers to talk Kobe's HOF ceremony, why the Clippers are some punk ass bitches, and the Lebron vs Steph Round 56?? 
38:46
May 18, 2021
Episode 13: Dodgers Struggles Continue, Going in on Doc Roberts, and The Lakers Turning it up For The Playoffs
In episode 13 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss: The Dodgers struggles against the Angels. The problem with Dave Robert's approach during this historic slump. Then we turn it over to Lakerland to discuss: Strong performances during the past two games The reemergence of Anthony Davis And a look ahead to the end of the season going into the playoffs. 
35:52
May 10, 2021
Episode 12: Dodgers Rough Trip to Wrigley, Lakers Win against Denver, and The NBA Playoff Picture
In episode 12 of the City of Champions Podcast, Gene and I discuss the Dodgers struggles against the Cubs, who's to blame for the way we've been playing, and a look ahead to the freeway series against the Angels.  In the second part of the podcast we discuss the Lakers gritty win against Denver and a look ahead to the remaining games and how the playoff picture is playing out. 
44:60
May 07, 2021
Episode 11: Dodgers vs Brewers, Dustin May's Unfortunate Injury, Lebron's Return.
In episode 11 of the City of Champions podcast we take a look at the Dodger's disappointing series against the Brewers, the unfortunate injury to Dustin May, and a look to the Cubs series. Then we look at the Lebron's winless return, panic in Lakerland and a look ahead to the next few games.
54:52
May 05, 2021
Episode 10: Interview with OC Register's High School Sports Correspondent, David Delgado
In Episode 10, Gene interviews OC Register’s David Delgado. David is a correspondent who has been covering high school sports for 10 years. In this episode they talk about: David’s background Top 5 hip-hop artists New segment called, "Who's Got Next" covering promising high school athletes in Southern California Favorite Dodger, Laker, announcer, and moments And more! Twitter: @DavidDelgado_OC Website: OCregister.com/author/david-delgado Email: ddelgado@scng.com
54:53
May 04, 2021
Episode 9: Dodgers vs Reds, Doc's Questionable Decisions, and Lakers vs Magic & Wizards
Dodgers disappointing series against the Reds Doc's questionable lineups and decisions Kershaw's immaculate performance The legend of Matt Beaty Then we transition to Lakerland where we discuss Our two games against the Magic and Wizards A look at the remaining games in the season
55:54
May 01, 2021
Episode 8: Dodgers vs Padres Part 2, Tatis' Antics, Lakers vs Mavs, and Lebron's return
In episode 8 of the City of Champions Podcast we discuss the weekend series against the Padres, Doc's questionable decision making, Padres' antics and then we dive into Laker land to discuss the unsuccessful mini-series against the Mavs, and Lebron's return. 
53:22
April 25, 2021
Episode 7: Dodgers Struggling Offense vs Seattle & Lakers loss to Jazz
In this episode we take a look at: The Dodger's series vs the Mariners and why our bats have gone cold. Jansen's ridiculous save Why Urias deserves to be in the All-Star conversation Then we transition to the Lakers where we discuss: Expected loss to the Jazz. Drummond's poor performance. Schroeder's lack of aggression. Upcoming games vs the Mavs
46:08
April 22, 2021
Episode 6: intense trip to San Diego, Lakers Win over the Jazz, and a look at the week ahead
In today's episode we take a look at the Dodgers intense trip to San Diego including Kershaw and Profar's spat our sloppy defense. For the second part of the podcast we talk about the Laker's win against Utah, Drummond's performance and a look at the next few games.  Thanks for tuning to episode 6!
31:54
April 19, 2021
Episode 5: Dodgers Sweep, Trip to San Diego, Lakers past two games, and an AD update
In Episode 5 of the City of Champions podcast we talk about the Dodgers sweep of the Rockies, our upcoming trip to San Diego aka Dodgers Stadium South, Jansen (yet again) and then we transition over the Lakers past two games against Hornets and Celtics, rumors about resigning Drummond, an update of AD's return, and our upcoming games against the Jazz.  Enjoy!
46:38
April 16, 2021
Episode 4: Championship Rings, Sweep of the Nationals, AD's return, and Lakers hit New York
In this episode of the podcast we talk about the lakers big homestand, the massive World Series rings, and our dominant sweep of the Nationals. We also discuss the Lakers trip to New York including victories against the Nets, AD's return, and our upcoming stretch of games. 
46:45
April 13, 2021
Episode 3: Kershaw the GOAT, Jansen Blows Another, THT & Harrell Suspension, and AD's Return
On episode 3 of the City of Angels podcast we look back at the series in Oakland, Doc Robert's poor decision to pitch Jansen on back to back days, Bauer's sticky situation. We also look at the Lakers' last two games, Harrell and THT's suspension from the Raptor's game, and we talk AD's return.  
51:47
April 09, 2021
Episode 2: Reviewing the Series Against the Rockies, Gasol's Comments, and Lakers' Upcoming Schedule | The City of Champions Podcast
On the second episode of the podcast, we discuss the Dodgers successful series in Colorado including the rally cat, Lux's big time performance, Corey Seager the Cheat Code, and future Cy Young Julio Urias.  We also cover the Lakers win against the Kings and loss to the Easter Day Champion Clippers, Kyle Kuzma, and Gasol's comments.  GIve us a follow on Twitter @_cityofchamps  Enjoy!
38:49
April 06, 2021
Episode 1: Dodgers Bizarre Opening Day and New Lakers Center Andre Drummond | The City of Champions Podcast
On the first episode of the City of Champions Podcast, we take a look at the bizarre opening day game between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers and a look at new Lakers Center Andre Drummond, Dennis Schroder's contract extension, and what to look forward to for the remainder of the season. Stay tuned for the next expisode and enjoy! Follow us on Twitter @_Cityofchamps to give us your thoughts and feedback. 
51:20
April 02, 2021