The Play-By-Play Analysis

The Play-By-Play Analysis

By Devon Ashby
Just a guy with a lot of creative ideas and opinions that decided to put them to paper. I hope you come along and enjoy the ride.

This is the Play-By-Play Analysis.
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Your Sports Fix: The Sports World's Reaction to the Death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Recapping the Lance Armstrong Documentary and The NBA's Potential Return
Devon and Dan discuss their thoughts on the Lance Armstrong documentary, scenarios surrounding returns of the NBA and Major League Baseball and conclude with their thoughts on the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the reactions from the sports world.
32:35
May 31, 2020
The Sports Pulse: The Last Dance, Return of Sports and the Passing of an NBA Icon
Devon and Dan discuss the final two episodes of The Last Dance, the passing of legendary Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, the possible return of pro sports and Patrick Ewing's COVID-19 diagnosis.
30:56
May 24, 2020
He's The G.O.A.T. V: The Conclusion
The final segment of the "He's The GOAT" series! We discuss episodes 9-10 and our reflections of the entire 10-part segment! You won't want to miss this! (WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!) (Intro-Kanye West x Champion)
51:44
May 20, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Dan Kucin
Devon and Dan talk Kevin Durant's newly released documentary on PG County Basketball, the NFL's controversial proposal to address minority coaching hires, Tualia Tagovailoa transferring to the Maryland Terrapins football program and Episodes 7-8 of "The Last Dance." 
48:11
May 17, 2020
The One About Documentaries
We're basically giving away ideas; free game for all my filmmakers on this special bonus episode! The Fab 5 returns to discuss ideas for future potential sports documentaries, from the Golden State Warriors "I Believe" season to the Post-Katrina New Orleans Saints. We also discuss our favorite documentaries that have already been made. (Maybe an aspiring director will hear this and get some ideas; we'll see!) Special thanks to the panelists of the "He's The GOAT" series: Meagan Glover, Matthew Craig, Lawrence Vaughn and Xavier McKnight.
51:04
May 15, 2020
He's The G.O.A.T. IV
We kick off Season 3 of The Play-By-Play Analysis discussing Episodes 7-8 of "The Last Dance" as part of our latest installment of the "He's The GOAT" series. Special guests Meagan Glover, Matthew Craig, Lawrence Vaughn and Xavier McKnight  We don't own the copyrighted audio (Michael Jordan on Father's Day, 1996: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAHdrdEmO90)
46:49
May 13, 2020
Your Sports Fix With Devon Ashby and Dan Kucin
Devon and Dan discuss the release of the NFL's 2020 schedule, games to look forward to and more. Also a recap of Episodes 5 and 6 of "The LAst Dance."
37:36
May 10, 2020
He's The G.O.A.T. III
The latest segment of the "He's the GOAT" series centers around the 5th and 6th episodes of Michael Jordan's "The Last Dance." Special guests Meagan Glover, Lawrence Vaughn and Xavier McKnight discuss the birth of Jordan's shoe empire, his controversial politics surrounding an infamous North Carolina governor's race in the 1990s, the 1992 Olympic Dream Team and more! (We don't own the copyrighted audio!) (1993 NBA Finals Game 6-Chicago Bulls vs Phoenix Suns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ1UldU1hJs)
35:16
May 5, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Dan Kucin
Devon and Dan discuss Kevin Durant's upcoming documentary on Prince George's County basketball, the latest episodes of The Last Dance and the recent decision by the NCAA to possibly allow athletes to make money.
34:07
May 3, 2020
All Things NFL
Naeemah Ali makes her debut on the show to discuss all things NFL: The NFL Draft, NFL Free Agency, whether we're even having an NFL season in 2020 and more! Be sure to tune in!
43:03
May 2, 2020
He's the G.O.A.T. II
We're back with the latest segment of the "He's the G.O.A.T." series, featuring our special 5-person panel with Meagan Glover, Lawrence Vaughn, Xavier McKnight and Matthew Craig. The five of us discuss Episodes 3-4 of "The Last Dance," Phil Jackson, Dennis Rodman, the Bad Boy Pistons and more! Be sure to tune in! I DON'T OWN COPYRIGHTS TO THE AUDIO!! (Chicago Bulls-Detroit Pistons Game 4 1991 ECF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_z_68NdbqM&t=509s)
38:05
April 28, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Daniel Kucin Episode 5
Devon and Dan discuss the opening rounds of the NFL Draft, Draymond Green's comments regarding Kevin Durant's Golden State Warriors tenure and the first two episodes of "The Last Dance."
42:58
April 26, 2020
He's the G.O.A.T.
A new segment dedicated to examining ESPN's 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, "The Last Dance." In part 1, guest Evan Johnson and I discuss the film's portrayal of former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause and his relationships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, as well as what we're looking forward to in next week's episodes.  I DO NOT OWN COPYRIGHTS TO ANY AUDIO! (Intro: 1998 NBA Finals Game 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoDl-QzN7Y) (Audio from Space Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BAOMSBGRpo&list=PLVLUrLqs_v8e_lV2rFYhZShOca5gXKHmD&index=14)
36:16
April 21, 2020
Third Time's the Charm
Third time's the charm for Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe, appearing on the latest episode of the Play-By-Play Analysis to talk new music, specifically the new DVSN album and what we think about DaBaby's new sound in his "Blame It On Baby" project. We also briefly discuss Kierra "Kiki" Sheard's new album and close things out with updates on future Lowe Key projects. WE DON"T OWN COPYRIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC! (DVSN x A Muse In Her Feelings) Be sure to follow Lowe Key on Twitter (@ProlificLegacy) and Instagram (@Prolificlegacy) and check out her mixtape, "Highs and Lowes," available now on all streaming platforms!
30:59
April 20, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Daniel Kucin: Episode 4
Devon and Dan discuss the WNBA Draft, the upcoming Michael Jordan documentary on ESPN and what the future of college basketball may look like as more high school recruits opt for alternative routes to the NBA. 
48:20
April 18, 2020
Blessed & Highly Favored
It's Resurrection Weekend, so we're taking y'all to church this episode! Special guest Stephen Thompson, Jr. makes his first appearance to talk about the "Clark Sisters" biopic, based on the true story of one of gospel music's most successful female groups ever. We break down our thoughts on the Clark Sisters' legacy in the gospel music world, our own experiences growing up in "the church" and biopics we'd like to see come in the future. I DO NOT OWN THE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC! (Songs: The Clark Sisters x You Brought the Sunshine, Blessed and Highly Favored) Be sure to follow Stephen on Instagram (@stephen.michael_) and Twitter (@szn_media)! RIP to Dr. Mattie Moss Clark (1925-1994)
1:09:22
April 13, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Dan Kucin, Episode 3
Devon and Dan discuss the 2020 NBA Hall of Fame Class, featuring Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings most notably. They also discuss their thoughts on controversial comments made by Oklahoma State University coach Mike Gundy on the coronavirus. 
42:22
April 12, 2020
Shoe Game on Point
I DO NOT OWN ANY COPYRIGHTS TO THE MUSIC!! Michael Sykes II, author of the "The Kicks You Wear" newsletter, stops by the show to talk the latest in all things shoe releases and how they have been affected by COVID-19. We also discuss the T-Pain vs. Lil Jon Battle and the influences that artists like them, Bow Wow and Soulja Boy have had on "The Culture."  Be sure to check out "The Kicks You Wear" newsletter and subscribe to enter for a chance to win a pair of new shoes! 
1:00:43
April 7, 2020
Your Sports Fix with Devon Ashby and Dan Kucin: Episode 2
A weekly segment focusing on all things pro and college sports. This week, Devon and Dan discuss the NFL's upcoming "virtual" draft, and the puzzling decision by ESPN to name Michael Jordan the greatest college basketball player of all time.
1:06:05
April 4, 2020
We're Staying Busy at Home
The Coronavirus Chronicles continue, and Alisha Brown makes her first appearance on the show. We discuss different ways we are keeping ourselves focused and distracted as we all continue to grapple with stay-at-home orders, from practicing Spanish on Duolingo to watching the latest episodes of Tiger King and All-American (Don't worry; there are no spoilers!).  Be sure to tune in, and keep yourselves safe and informed! Check out Lisha's podcast, "The Lituation Room," on Apple, Spotify and YouTube!
41:03
April 3, 2020
They're Bringing Back the Hits!
Another chapter of the Coronavirus Chronicles featuring a very special guest and one of my mentors, Tramon Lucas.  Tra and I go deep into the state of R&B past and present, and how these Instagram Live producer showdowns are bridging the gap between generations of music lovers. We also pay tribute to Bill Withers and talk about why it's important to give our legends their respect while they're still with us. Tune in, enjoy and stay safe! Support local journalists and stay informed! Rest in power, Bill Withers. I DON"T OWN THE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!  Songs: Bill Withers x Lovely Day Hot Boyz x I Need A Hot Girl
1:03:25
April 3, 2020
Music: The Second Line of Defense
Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe makes her return to discuss all things music. We break down our thoughts on Instagram concerts put on by many of our favorite DJs and rappers and the back and forth song battles between The Dream and Sean Garrett as well as Ne-Yo and Johnta Austin. We also debate song battles we'd prefer to see and discuss recent and future albums set to come out this year. We even talk gospel music, and how it remains very prevalent within our playlists. We're just doing our part to provide you all with entertainment in these trying times, and we really hope you'll tune in and enjoy the conversation! WE DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC! Songs: The Dream x Rockin' That Thang,  Snoop Dogg (Ft. Fred Hammond) x Call Him
51:30
March 31, 2020
Your Sports Fix: The Sports Pulse with Devon Ashby and Daniel Kucin, Jr.
A special weekly sports segment dedicated to all things college and professional athletics.
47:37
March 29, 2020
A Birthday During a Pandemic: Another Corona Podcast
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC! Happy belated birthday to me! What better way to kick off my Kobe Year than to start off Season 2 with a visit from my good brother, Jerrell "Dapper J" Leeper? With the coronavirus continuing to disrupt everyday lives, Dap and I discuss the state of Maryland's response to the disease and how our birthdays were affected. We also discuss the latest free agency news in the National Football League and the upcoming draft. Be sure to check us out and subscribe, and also check out Dapper J's podcast, "1000 Jumpers," on Apple and Spotify as well!  Song: Jay Z and Kanye West x Otis Redding
1:00:38
March 27, 2020
Thanks A Lot, Coronavirus!
An episode I never saw coming when 2020 started. Fellow Morgan State alumnus and friend Korey Matthews stops by the show to talk about the COVID-19, notoriously known as the coronavirus, and the impact of shutting down everything., from the sports leagues throughout North America and Europe to whole countries like Italy and France. We also discuss government responses to the virus, whether we believe conspiracy theories about its origins and how Millennials have responded. Be sure to tune in and listen! And make sure you wash your hands! Audio courtesy of CBS News!
1:00:45
March 16, 2020
Happy Women's History Month to Megan THEE Stallion and Jhene Aiko
This one's for the girls. A recap of new projects that Megan THEE Stallion and Jhene Aiko released March 6. Special guests Khaaliq Crowder and Anthony Obas give a breakdown of how contracts work in the music industry amid the controversy surrounding Meg and her record label. We even give opinions on who the best female R&B singers and rappers are and some dream collaborations we would love to see happen. Be sure to tune in and subscribe, and leave any thoughts and suggestions! I DO NOT OWN THE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!! Song: Megan Thee Stallion x Savage Song: Jhene Aiko ft. Ty Dolla $ign x Party For Me
1:02:10
March 10, 2020
Welcome to DC: Shoutout to the Home Team
I DO NOT OWN COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!  Friend and fellow Morgan State alumnus Malik Obee joins the show to talk all things Washington, D.C., from covering his hometown D.C. Defenders as a freelance reporter for the XFL to the establishment of Gogo music as the official genre of the nation's capital. We also talk about Malik's gogo-inspired memoir, "Bounce Beat Baby," and his soon-to-be published fictional novel that chronicles the journeys of HBCU football players trying to reach the NFL. Be sure to like and subscribe! Songs:  UCB x "Sexy Lady,"  Wale (ft. Gucci Mane and Backyard Band) x "Pretty Girls)
1:10:38
March 5, 2020
Kayla Price One-on-One
I DO NOT OWN COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!! My good sis Kayla Price--a businesswoman, sports manager and YouTuber--came by to speak about her experiences managing an NFL hopeful athlete from a Historically Black College this past weekend at the NFL's Combine. She also talks about her experiences as a former athlete, becoming the first female scout for the Baltimore Ravens, the NFL's new combine opportunity for HBCU players and more. Check us out, and be sure to subscribe! Song: Meek Mill (ft. Justin Timberlake) x "Believe"
41:18
March 5, 2020
Wally, Lea, '60s Howard, Washington, D.C.
Happy Black History Month! I told y'all that I had a special surprise up my sleeve for Black History Month, and after the last show I had to follow it up with something even bigger.  The latest Black History Month installment of The Play-By-Play Analysis is a special sit-down discussion with ,y grandparents, who went to Howard University right at the height of the Black Power and Civil Rights Movements in the 1960s. The topics of discussion include Stokley Carmichael, and how revolutions in black and brown nations around the world influenced his message, the difficulties of navigating the press as African-Americans and being in the midst of riots and violence in the aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. Of all the episodes I have done so far, this is the one I am the most proud of, so I truly hope you subscribe, tune in and enjoy, but most importantly, spread the word and share with friends and family!   I DON'T OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!
1:21:28
February 17, 2020
Happy Black History Month!: Year of the Black Quarterback Recap (Sorry 4 the Wait)
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS COPYRIGHTED MUSIC! In the first Black History Month edition of the Play-By-Play Analysis, my girl Grace Noel and I talk about the ESPN “Year of the Black Quarterback” special, and how the treatment of black quarterbacks (past and present) paint a small picture of the treatment of black people in America. When the two of us get together, you never know where the conversation may lead; this episode is as raw as it will get, so tune in!
58:19
February 12, 2020
Post Super Bowl, Mike Vick and More! (Ft. Kimani Hayes)
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC!! Shoutout to my line brother, Kimani Hayes! In the latest episode, Kimani and I break down the Super Bowl and our reactions to the Chiefs first championship in 50 years. We also briefly discuss the Michael Vick 30-for-30, Kimani's experiences growing up in Atlanta during the height of the Michael Vick experience and look ahead to part 2 this Thursday night. We also dig into black quarterbacking, where we think Tom Brady goes next and so much more!  "Honestly we just be talking forreal forreal." Be sure to subscribe and take a listen! Song: Sue Me (Wale ft. Kelly Price) Available on Apple
57:32
February 4, 2020
RIP Mamba 🐍 (Part 2) ft. Lowe Key and Joe Dean
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC!!!!! In this hour-long Part-2 episode of my Kobe Bryant tribute, two old friends, Joe Dean and Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe stop by to talk about what Kobe meant to them. We also pay homage to Kobe's finest moments, his funniest moments, and examine tributes around the world, from athletes' number changes to a new Bad Bunny song. #MambaForever!  SONG: 6 RINGS (BAD BUNNY) 
1:10:08
January 30, 2020
RIP Mamba 🐍 (Part 1) Ft. Jon Brewer
It's the first official episode of the Play-By-Play Analysis! I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC! Due to the shocking, tragic, sudden death of Kobe Bryant, me and my friend and brother, Jon Brewer, discuss Kobe's passing, his legacy left behind and some of our favorite moments of his. I figured that one episode may not be enough time to express everything I've felt about this, so a second part with another guest is coming later, but for now, I hope you all tune in.
35:03
January 28, 2020
College Football Championship Recap: LSU
A brief recap of the LSU Tigers’ 45-24 win over Clemson, Joe Burrow’s lasting legacy and where LSU goes next. I DON’T OWN THE RIGHTS TO ANY OF THE MUSIC.
14:37
January 15, 2020