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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.

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Somewhat Late NFL Draft Reaction
A week since the conclusion of the NFL Draft, Devon gives his thoughts on some of the highlights, from Trey Lance going No.3 to the reuniting of former college teammates in multiple cities. Devon also discusses the controversy surrounding boxing and the Kentucky Derby, Georgia’s weird new player compensation law and the Olympics’ ban of Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
May 10, 2021
Not So Super to Me
Everybody thinks superheroes are so great and wonderful, but these people are seriously flawed and it’s time someone pointed it out. Enter the Play-By-Play Analysis! Jamal, host of the D1 Ignant University Podcast, stops by to talk superheroes and their MANY flaws and transgressions, from why Superman is the most basic hero with the most backwards ass logic to why most heroes are nothing more than tools of the state to keep we the people in line. Here is out, and see if you agree!
May 4, 2021
Captain America's Black Now
The theme of this episode? New! New season, new guest and (Surprise!!) a new theme song, courtesy of Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe! It's also the dawn of a new era in Marvel: The arrival of a black Captain America! The newest episode of the Play-By-Play Analysis features a fellow Morgan alumnus, Marvel enthusiast and the Voice of All Voices, Baldwin Williams. Baldwin and I discuss our thoughts on Sam and Bucky, what the show tells us about being black in America and this new trend of villains that may not actually be villains, among other things. We even talk a little DC Comics and My Hero Academia too, so you might want to tune in!  Special shoutout to Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe for the brand new theme song and the beginning of a new era! (No more soft copyright infringement!!)
April 29, 2021
Keep Bron’s Name Out Your Mouth
In the wake of another police shooting in Columbus, Ohio, LeBron James found himself in the news again for a controversial tweet, but Devon explains why LeBron—and others—aren’t wrong for their thoughts regarding activism. Also discussed are the NFL Draft coming up, the resurgence of the New York Knicks, Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns and why the Dodgers-Padres rivalry is the shot in the arm that baseball badly needs right now.
April 26, 2021
New Kings and Queens of College Ball
A week removed from the crowning of College Basketball’s men’s and women’s tournaments, Devon reflects on Baylor’s Men and Stanford’s women and what their wins mean for each program. He also discusses Sam Darnold and what his new team in Carolina should expect from him, and he discusses what the Lakers’ big win over the Brooklyn Nets means for each team.
April 12, 2021
Musical MonSTARS
If you grew up in a black household, chances are you've heard their music everywhere from getting up to clean the house on Saturdays to cookouts after church on Sundays.  I'm talking the Isley Brothers and Earth Wind & Fire.  On the newest episode of The Play-By-Play Analysis, Devon brings back Lowe Key to talk the iconic Verzuz event featuring two of music's biggest and most legendary singing groups and what their influence has meant to generations of fans.  Check us out and subscribe! Also, download Lowe Key's new album, "Dreamworld II," out now on all streaming platforms! WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!!  (Audio: Intro (@spiceadams on Instagram Anthony Adams (@spiceadams) • Instagram photos and videos) (Godfrey Steve Harvey Impersonation: Godfrey's Steve Harvey Impression - YouTube)
April 6, 2021
Instant Classic
On the eve of the NCAA Championship, Devon talks the huge buzzer-beating win by Gonzaga and the upcoming matchup between the Bulldogs and Baylor Bears. He also talks the Nationals COVID situation and gives his thoughts on the MLB pulling it’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new voting laws.
April 4, 2021
How Sweet It Is
Devon discusses his thoughts on the Sweet 16, the latest signings by the Brooklyn. Nets during NBA Free Agency, his thoughts on the Deshaun Watson allegations and more!
March 29, 2021
Madness On and Off the Court
Devon discusses the NCAA tournaments, most notably the controversy surrounding the women’s’ facilities and how COVID has already impacted the men’s tournament. He also discusses NFL free agency and what LeBron’s Big injury means for the Lakers (and the NBA in general) going forward.
March 21, 2021
Walking Away From the Game
Devon discusses Drew Brees’s retirement and what it means for the Saints and the city of New Orleans. He also talks the NBA’s Meyers Leonard controversy and how COVID-19 could affect March Madness.
March 14, 2021
Sham All-Star Weekend
On the eve of the most unusual All-Star Weekend in NBA history, Devon explains why he thinks it shouldn’t be going on and how the NBA has completely made itself look bad. He also discusses the aftermath of the Tiger Woods car crash and the controversies surrounding Creighton University and Les Miles.
March 7, 2021
Hope Y’all Watched Judas and the Black Messiah
We gave everyone some time to watch the movie before making this show so I hope you’ve seen it, and if not, you should! In the newest episode of the Play-By-Play Analysis, Devon and special guest Brooks Warren discuss Judas and the Black Messiah, our issues with the movie’s soundtrack selection, Fred Hampton’s legacy and what it means for the next generation of black and brown revolutionaries.
February 26, 2021
Serena,Naomi, Jalen and Deion
Devon talks the high profile tennis matchup between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, his thoughts on the Jalen Johnson-Duke situation and Deion Sanders’ debut at Jackson State University.
February 22, 2021
Greatest Ever
On the newest episode of Your Sports Fux, Devon talks Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a week removed from their historic Super Bowl win. He also talks the Texans and their release of JJ Watt, the Wizards woes and the latest controversy surrounding the national anthem and sports with Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks.
February 15, 2021
7 Rings
Fresh off Tom Brady’s 7th Super Bowl win, Devon brings back his friend and diehard Saints fan Naeemah to discuss the game, where Tom Brady ranks all-time among football players and athletes in general, the importance of Tampa Bay’s all-black coaching staff and what Kansas City does moving forward. It’s a must-listen!
February 10, 2021
Súper Bowl Preview!!
On the eve of Super Bowl Weekend, Devon talks Tampa Bay vs Kansas City. He also discusses the Rams trading for Matthew Stafford and what that means for Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans.
January 31, 2021
Let’s Talk NFL Hiring Practices
Devon gives his thoughts on the AFC and NFC Championship games, then talks a little about his thoughts on yet another hiring cycle with no African-American coaches being hired in the NFL.
January 24, 2021
Deshaun Wants Out
Your Sports Fix returns as Devon examines the news coming out of Houston concerning Deshaun Watson’s anger with the Texans, the mega trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets and thoughts on the weekend’s NFL playoff games.
January 17, 2021
This One’s For the Girls: “You Can't Retire From This" with Melanie Page
It’s a very special episode of The Play-By-Play Analysis with a very special guest, writer and director Melanie Page! The DMV native and North Carolina A&T alumna stops by to discuss her upcoming docuseries “You Can’t Retire From This,” which focuses on girls basketball in the DMV area. She also briefly discusses her own journey, from playing basketball in high school to working with David E. Talbert on the Christmas special “Jingle Jangle.” You don’t want to miss this special interview!
January 12, 2021
The Best the NFL Has to Offer
It’s a New Year and a new season for the Play-By-Play Analysis! We’re starting the new year off right with the Fab Five! Lawrence, Xavier and Matthew return to talk NFL Awards—from MVP to Coach of the Year. We also discuss our super bowl picks as well, so you don’t want to miss this!
January 9, 2021
Happy New Year!
It’s the first episode of 2021 for The Sports Fix! Devon takes time to address his thoughts on the Washington Football Team’s decision to release Dwayne Haskins and what he thinks the future holds for the former Washington quarterback. He also discusses his thoughts on the college football playoff games and the championship matchup between Alabama and Ohio State.
January 3, 2021
2020 Was Wild Forreal Forreal
We did it; we finally made it to the end of 2020! And we have some grievances to air out about this year, so we invited the host of the D1 Ignant University podcast, Jamal Brown, to help us do just that! We take a look back at the year that was 2020: the coronavirus, the Year of the Black Quarterback, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the deaths of Kobe and Chadwick Boseman and more. It’s the perfect way to close out the year! WE DON"T OWN RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC!! (Intro: iMarkkeyz x DJ Dani Golde "Never Would Have Made It Remix")
December 31, 2020
Final Sunday of 2020
In what figures to be the last podcast episode of 2020, Devon takes a look at the early weeks of the NBA, the final weeks of the NFL, a preview of the College Football playoff and a reflection on the year in sports, from the loss of Kobe Bryant to social justice movements over the summer.
December 27, 2020
Next Man Up Philosophy
Devon talks about the WFT’s win over San Fran and what injuries mean for the upcoming slate of games. He also discusses the College football playoff and Giannis Antetekumpo’s historic contract extension
December 20, 2020
Upset of the Year in the NFL
Devon breaks down Washington’s big upset win of the Pittsburgh Steelers and what it means for the NFC East race. Plus Dabo Swinney’s comments on Ohio State and more.
December 13, 2020
Washington’s Biggest Test of the Year
Devon gives his thoughts on Washington’s big road test against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also discusses the big news concerning John Wall being traded to Houston for Russell Westbrook and what that move means for both organizations.
December 6, 2020
Thanksgiving Weekend of Sports
Devon discusses the dominant performance by the Washington Football Team on Thanksgiving night, the slate of games upcoming and how COVID has continued to upend the NFL calendar and its rosters—including most recently in Baltimore and Denver.
November 29, 2020
Megan Is A Star
The second of two new episodes to mark the return of the Play-By-Play Analysis and we’re bringing back our unofficial official music correspondent, Maya “Lowe Key” Lowe! We’re talking Megan Thee Stallion’s new album, new Meek Mill, Gucci vs. Jeezy and more!
November 23, 2020
We’re Talking Afrobeats; Shoutout to Nigeria
The Play-By-Play Analysis is back! And we’re welcoming a first-time guest on the show, fellow Morgan graduate Simone Benson, one of the biggest Davido fans I know, to talk Afrobeats (Among other genres). We’re talking Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy specifically, and the three projects they dropped this year, so we hope you tune in! WE DO NOT OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!! (Song: Burna Boy Interlude)
November 23, 2020
The NBA Draft, NFL Recap & The Fraudulent NCAAF Season
Devon fills in for Dan this week to discuss the NBA Draft and free agency recap, a look back at the past week of NFL action and why the NCAA football season needs to be shut down.
November 22, 2020
NFL is Kicking Up
Devon fills in this week for Dan to discuss the past week of NFL action, most notably the game between Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovoiloa, The Bucs beat down on Sunday night and Buffalo’s big win over Seattle. He also discusses the slate of canceled college football games, the NBA’s upcoming draft and what a return for college basketball would look like in the age of COVID-19.
November 15, 2020
“Not-So-Busy” NFL Deadlines & the Return of the NBA
Devon and Dan discuss the NFL Trade deadline, the legalization of sports betting in Maryland and the NBA’s calendar for 2020/21.
November 7, 2020
A New Baseball Champion & New COVID Development
Devon and Dan talk the Dodgers winning the World Series and the controversy surrounding Justin Turner’s positive diagnosis. They also get into Trevor Lawrence’s positive COVID test, the return of the BIG 10 and the Washington Football Team’s win over Dallas
October 31, 2020
NFC East Woes, Tua Named the starter in Miami, the Big 10’s Debut & the World Series
Devon and Dan discuss the NFC East and why it’s been so bad, Tua Tagovailoa’s promotion to starting QB in Miami, the debut of the Big 10 in 2020 and reactions from the first three World Series Games.
October 25, 2020
Lakers are NBA Champions, Latest on NFL COVID-19 Fiasco, Nick Saban testing positive & MLB Playoffs
Devon and Dan return to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers’ 17th championship win, the fallout from the NFL and College Football’s COVID-19 tests and the latest on MLB playoff drama.
October 17, 2020
COVID-19 in the NFL, San Diego’s MLB Comeback and Looking Ahead to Week 4
Devon and Dan discuss the Tennessee Titans’ COVID breakout and what it means going forward, as well as the San Diego Padres comeback victory against Saint Louis and more!
October 4, 2020
Deion Sanders at Jackson State, The Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor Controversy, Cam vs. Russ & NBA/NFL Recap
Devon and Dan discuss the big hire of Deion Sanders at Jackson State and what it means for HBCU Football. We also discuss our thoughts on the fallout surrounding Tyrod Taylor’s punctured lung by a Chargers doctor, the Sunday Night Football battle between the Patriots and Seahawks and thoughts on the NBA Playoffs.
September 26, 2020
The Return of the Big 10, Preview of Washington vs Arizona and the Perils of Fans in NFL Stadiums
Devon and Dan are back this week to talk the Big 10’s return to football this fall, our thoughts on the opening week of NFL Games and Joe Buck’s nomination to the Hall of Fame (Making him and his father the first father-son duo to achieve that feat)
September 20, 2020
Washington’s Big Win In Week 1 and other NFL Action, Nuggets Force Game 7 and other NBA Action
Devon fills in for Dan to discuss all things Week 1 of the NFL—most notably the Washington Football Team’s big opening game against the Eagles. We also discuss the NFL playoffs and a potential return to play by the Big 10 conference in College football.
September 13, 2020
The NFL Is Back! (Part 2: The AFC)
Part 2 of our NFL Preview focuses on the AFC Conference: Does Lamar pick up where he left off last year? What do the Chiefs do for an encore? When do we see Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert? And we close out with our Super Bowl predictions (You won’t BELIEVE who Devon thinks will make it, but let’s just say this Super Bowl will be historic for Black quarterbacks) All this and more will be addressed here!
September 12, 2020
The NFL Is Back! (Part 1: The NFC)
The NFL is back, and so is the Play-By-Play Analysis returns with an All-Star lineup: Devon, Matthew, Meagan, Lawrence and Xavier are back together to discuss how we think the NFC side will play out. We break down each division, storylines to watch, division winners and so on!
September 12, 2020
Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs, Washington Releases Adrian Peterson and Steve Nash Hired in Brooklyn
Devon and Dan discuss reactions to the second round of playoffs, from the Heat and Celtics hot starts to the predictions for the Lakers/Rockets and Nuggets/Clippers. We also discuss our reactions to Steve Nash being hired and the puzzling decision by the Washington Football Team to cut Adrian Peterson.
September 6, 2020
The Sports World’s Reaction to the Jacob Blake Shooting & New Misconduct Allegations in Washington
Devon and Dan discuss their reactions to the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the aftermath of sports canceling around the world in response. We also talk more playoff action and the latest round of sexual misconduct allegations coming out of the Washington Football Team.
August 30, 2020
The First Round of NBA Playoffs, Baseball’s Unwritten Rules and Ron Rivera’s Cancer Diagnosis
Devon and Dan discuss their reactions from the first round of NBA playoff games, why we disagree with MLB’s culture of unwritten rules and our thoughts on Ron Rivera’s cancer diagnosis and what it means going forward for the Washington Football Team.
August 23, 2020
NBA Playoffs Are Here!
The Play-By-Play Analysis is back for Season 4! We’re kicking off the first episode of a new season with a full breakdown of the NBA playoffs: Who we like to come out of the East and West, upset predictions, sleeper teams, finals matchups and ultimately who we think will take home the crown!
August 17, 2020
NBA Playoffs Preview, A Rough Season for the Nationals and College Football’s Coronavirus Problem
Devon and Dan return this week to discuss the NBA’s first “play-in” game between the Portland Trailblazers and Memphis Grizzlies, as well as all things NBA Playoffs. We also discuss Stephen Strasbourg’s injury troubles and the fallout from Power 5 Conferences opting out of the football season.
August 16, 2020
Surprises Inside the NBA Bubble, Problems With the MLB, Derrius Guice Released and College Football in Peril
Dan is back this week to discuss the NBA's surprisingly successful experiment, the MLB's shortcomings, what Derrius Guice's arrest and subsequent release mean going forward and more.
August 9, 2020
Jamal Adams to Seattle, Return IG MLB and NBA, The Washington Football Team and More
Devon fills in again for Dan this week to discuss the big trade by the Seahawks for Jamal Adams, the return of sports and Washington’s “New” name.
July 26, 2020
Tyler R. Tynes and "The Cam Chronicles": The Recap
Xavier McNight and Lawrence Vaughn stop by to discuss Tyler R. Tynes's podcast, "The Cam Chronicles," a 6-part docuseries that premiered on Spotify about the life and journey of NFL quarterback Cam Newton from his high school days until now.  WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED AUDIO! (Audio of Cam Newton 49-yard touchdown vs LSU:
July 20, 2020
The End of Dan Snyder?
Devon and friend Olafimihan Oshin discuss the disturbing allegations and culture surrounding the Washington Football Club and whether we believe Dan Snyder will move forward as the owner of the team. WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTS! (Audio of Emily Applegate via the Washington Post:
July 20, 2020
New Name & Sexual Harassment Allegations in Washington, The Cam Chronicles & Football in Peril
Filling in for Dan this week, Devon discusses thoughts on Washington retiring their name and the Washington Post story on sexual harassment in the organization. He also recaps the six-part docuseries “The Can Chronicles” on the Ringer and whether he believes college football is in trouble
July 19, 2020
Whole Lotta New Music Out
Special guests Lowe Key and Grace Noel talk new music, from Pop Smoke to Summer Walker to Juice Wrld.  The show gets a little crazy but that's what happens when the three of us finally get together! I DO NOT OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!! (Song: Pop Smoke x The Woo)
July 15, 2020
Patrick Mahomes Gets Paid, The NBA Bubble, DeSean Jackson’s IG Controversy and College Football
Devon and Dan talk Patrick Mahomes's historic contract, scenes from out of the NBA Bubble, Desean Jackson's controversial IG post and more!
July 12, 2020
The Start of A Movement
For the first time, fellow Morgan State alumnus Brian Waters stops by the Play-By-Play Analysis! Brian and I love our HBCUs and like other alum and current students, we had big time reactions to the news of Makur Maker's 2020 commitment to Howard University, the best prospect ever to commit to play at Howard U. We discuss what it means and if others will keep their word and follow his trend, like Mikey Williams (Class of 2023) and Elijah Fisher (Class of '23). We also get into the Washington Redskins and the growing momentum surrounding a potential name change, why we believe it's long overdue for them and other teams sporting Native American imagery and names we would like to see them change to. Be sure to follow Brian on Twitter and Instagram @brianhwaters 
July 5, 2020
Cam Newton's Return, The Redskins Name Controversy and Makur Maker's Howard University Commitment
In this special 4th of July segment, Devon and Dan discuss Cam Newton signing with the New England Patriots, the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the Washington Redskins and their potential name change and the historic decision by 5-star recruit Makur Maker to commit to Howard University, a historically black college. 
July 5, 2020
Cam Is Back!
Cam Newton has returned, and we are here to talk about it! Guests Xavier McKnight, Lawrence Vaughn and Meagan Glover sit down to talk Cam's signing with the Patriots, how Bill will adjust to life without Tom Brady and more!  Audio: "Cam Newton runs 72 yards & FLIPS into the end zone vs. Falcons in 2012" (
June 30, 2020
NBA's Return, Morehouse Cancels Fall Sports and FBI's Bubba Wallace Update
Devon and Dan discuss the schedule the NBA put out, whether we even believe it will finish and if football is even played in 2020 following the cancellation of fall sports by Morehouse College and an update from the FBI about the noose in Bubba Wallace's garage.
June 28, 2020
Lowe Key Got Music Out
Following the release of her new EP, "Love," Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe returns again to talk the new music, musical inspirations like Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott and what goes into putting her projects together.  Download "Love" on Apple Music, Spotify and all other streaming platforms! WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!! (Intro: Crush x Lowe Key, Outro: Games x Lowe Key ft. Jenne$$y)
June 26, 2020
Retiring Bobby Mitchell’s Number, the Legacy of George Preston Marshall &Football’s Uncertain Future
Dan and Devon discuss the Redskins’ decision to take down a George Preston Marshall Memorial outside of RFK and Marshall’s ugly legacy, as well as what the future holds for football with the latest wave of players testing positive for COVID-19
June 21, 2020
Happy Juneteenth! The unofficial official correspondent of the Play-By-Play Analysis is back: Maya "Lowe Key" Lowe! Maya and I talk Kyrie Irving's stance on basketball returning and how it relates to Black Lives Matter demonstrations. We also briefly discuss Colin Kaepernick and the WNBA as well. WE DON"T OWN ANY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC!!! (Intro Song: Chance The Rapper x Good A** Intro)
June 19, 2020
We're Talking About Baseball
The Play-By-Play Analysis returns to talk Long Gone Summer, the ESPN 30-for-30 Doc that aired Sunday, as well as other baseball-related stuff. (Could we see a Barry Bonds doc soon, for example?)
June 16, 2020
MLB vs MLBPA, NBA Uncertainty, Bruce Lee and Reggie Bush's Return
Devon and Dan are back this week with a lot of sports to discuss!  We talk about negotiations between the MLB and the players' union, our thoughts on the Bruce Lee 30-for-30, whether NBA may actually come back and much more! Also discussed are: -Reggie Bush's 10-year ban from USC being ended -A future Doug Williams biopic -Zion's ongoing legal troubles with his former representative -A look at Long Gone Summer, the documentary exploring the home run race between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwuire
June 14, 2020
Drew Brees, Athletes Speaking Out and the Return of the NBA
Devon and Dan give their thoughts on Drew Brees’s comments about national anthem demonstrations, as well as the many reactions from athletes around the world on police brutality and racism. They also discuss the return of the NBA, whether there will be a college football season and the penalties given to Kansas and Oklahoma State basketball.
June 7, 2020
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.
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.
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)
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." 
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.
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:
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."
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:
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.
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!
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:
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."
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: (Audio from Space Jam:
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!
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. 
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)
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. 
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! 
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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)
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"
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!
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!
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
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) 
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.
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.
January 15, 2020