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Sports Matters

By kevin drake
Drakeyboy Productions presents Sports Matters where we cover the hottest sports topics and happening at the time. Plus we bring to the listener inspirational and motivational interviews from all walks of life in the sporting world as ALL sports matters!
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NIL: Name Image and Likeness
The NCAA had finally came to their senses and approved that student athletes can benefit off of their Name, Image and likeness. So the top 2% are good, but what about the other 98%ers? How do they benefit off of their NIL? is the answer. They represent ALL of the other student athletes playing any kind of college sports in pairing them up with sponsor's with no cost out of the student athlete's pockets. You must tune in and listen on how to sign up. It is a very easy process,
July 28, 2021
Adam Do from the "Do Post" podcast will be joining Sports Matters to give us real NBA salary insider information!
UC Irvine Men's baseball team is just 1 win away from advancing to the Super Regionals, so GO Anteaters! Adam Do from the "Do Post" who also has met "the Logo" Jerry West comes onto the program to give us insider information, plus his predictions of how the playoffs will pan out. NHL playoffs are heating up with a possible Finals matchup of the defending Champs Tampa Bay Lightning vs high flying Colorado Avalanche, tune in to hear our picks, Enjoy!
June 08, 2021
June 1 Interview with James Zota Baker in releasing his solo album "Brand New Eyes"
As we are all coming out of the pandemic haze; a new solo album has been born, James Zota Baker has just released his new solo album "Brand New Eyes" and you can check it out hear it at "" Also there is a bonus of checking out another brilliant artist Amanda Hayley's new single release "It's wonderful" and you can check her out at " Plus you get to hear from James himself talking about the making of the album and his sports knowledge. CONGRATS to the UC Irvine Men's baseball team on closing out the season winning 14 out of 15 games posting a 32-8 record in the conference and an overall record of 40-16. I think they are ready they are series threat to win the college World Series, but next up are the Regional finals, ENJOY!
June 01, 2021
Jan 26 2021, A day of remembrance of the helicopter tragedy a year ago that killed 9 important people of the OC!
  The Super Bowl is set and it will be the baby GOAT vs the GOAT in Tampa, Fl; home of the NFC champions for the 1st time in history that the home team hosts the Super Bowl! Plus we remember this tragic day that happened a year ago taking 9 important lives from the OC while interviewing my longtime friend and Captain for United Airlines talking many interesting topics. Enjoy this great listen here on Sports Matters!
January 26, 2021
Sports Matters 5th annual Christmas show with Steph Maffei
We welcome back from the "One less Monkey Band in the OC" Steph Maffei for his 5th annual Christmas show on Sports Matters. We'll share great sports stories from the past and present, also commenting on the Christmas Day performances. Then Matt and I break down and give our picks to the 6-pack top Bowl games this New Year's weekend! Enjoy Listening!
December 29, 2020
Sports is rocking at the moment with DJ setting a record at the Masters!
Dustin Johnson bested Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth's record of -18 at the Masters by being the first golfer ever to post a -20 over the 4 day tournament taking home the victory by a 5 stroke lead. AMAZING!! Plus updates on UC Irvine sports, NFL and the NBA. Chris Paul is now a PhoenixSun with more moves to be made!!!
November 17, 2020
Bubble sports with special guest the "Do Post"
Hello listeners on this episode we are joined by special guest "Adam Do" from his podcast called "the Do Post" talking Basketball, NBA and we touch on other sports as well. Enjoy!
September 01, 2020
NHL and NBA playoff brackets filled out as well as the amazing finish to the Wyndham championship!
Sports Matters Matty and myself  fill out the NHL playoff bracket and the NBA playoff bracket and see who we have as the Covid champs! Plus what an amazing close to the Wyndham championship over the weekend. Very dramatic as the putts didn't cooperate with the top golfers going down the stretch! Congrats to the Cincinnati Kid Jim Herman winning his 3rd title!
August 18, 2020
PGA Championship winner, NCAA decisions and sports round up.
  Sports Matters covers all sports that are being played including a dramatic victory at the PGA Championship where Collin Morikawa (23 years old) shoots a 64 on the final day to spoil Dustin John's lead, to win by 2 strokes. The Eagle on hole 16 pretty much sealed the deal for Morikawa and he is the 4th 23 year old golfer to win the PGA Championship in the last 80 years! ENJOY!
August 12, 2020
Sports Matters interviews new artist "Tone"
  This is a fantastic episode where Matty and I do our sports roundup of all active sports including the conclusion of the July Grand Sumo Wrestling tournament! Our featured guest, new artist "Tone" who is using his gifts to keep people aware and taking action of the major issues plaguing America today while sharing his other passion of sports with us. This is a great listen, so enjoy!
August 04, 2020
Sports Matters Welcomes NFL Kicker Giorgio Tavecchio to the Program.
  Matt and I give a quick sports roundabout sports update. Then we had the pleasure of interviewing Giorgio Tavecchio where we learn more about him, the Italian culture and his passions. Plus he gives a true inside of what it is like to be a kicker in the NFL. Very motivating as well as inspirational to all Listeners. His newest passion is delivering true homemade Italian pasta, with homemade gourmet sauces to pair with one of Italy's finest wine regions, the "Piedimont Region" to bring to your dining room table!   Enjoy!
July 31, 2020
UC Irvine sports update and NBA with sports writer Stefan Jones at UCI
UC Irvine sports update and NBA with sports writer Stefan Jones at UCI who writes for New university publication here at U.C. Irvine. We also touch on some delicate issues. Great listen, Enjoy!
July 14, 2020
Special Guest James Zota Baker artist single debut with a Sports update on SM
 Sports Matters welcomes JZB to the show where he shares some stores about his music career. Sports Matters gets to be the first radio show to share with the world a couple of singles  he produced and performed. Plus we are getting closer to having live sports again. Matt and I will give a run down on the latest. Stay tunes for UCI sports down the road! Enjoy!!
July 07, 2020
Sports Matters welcomes back Steph Maffei form One Less Monkey band in Orange County
You get up to date news about what is going on with MLB and NBA. Returning special guest from the Christmas day special shows, "Steph Maffei" to talk about the highest scoring college game in history LSU vs LMU where they combined to score of 289 points. (a record that may never be broken) LMU Coached by Paul Westhead primarily used a 7 man rotation while LSU was coached by Dale Brown had primarily used an 8 man rotation. LMU's style of play was transition basketball for the full 40 minutes plus ONE overtime in this game. Coach Dale Brown was able to get the best out of any player that he ever coached. He is the creator of the "Freak Defense" and they were able to weather the phenomenal athletes stars Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers with tremendous conditioning. They were countered with the size of Stanley Roberts and a 17 year old Shaquille O'neal along with Chris Jackson! GREAT LISTEN!
June 30, 2020
Update on sports topics and some fun trivia
Hello Listeners, Matt and I are evolving in this challenging time of no sports! We share fun stories, trivia and updates on the MLB and the NBA! ENJOY!
June 25, 2020
Live sports is getting closer as well as Tackling some issues!
Hello Listeners, we have a show for you tackling some HOT topics that have been happening in our Nation. Then the 2nd half we talk about live sports that are coming soon so stay tuned!
June 16, 2020
Sports Matters welcomes Weston Luke to the show in a part 1 of interview with a referee!
Live sports is slowly comimng back as well as the population is getting stronger and well rested! We touch on live sports, The Last Dance, and part 1 interview with Wes Luke a career referee whom refs, Baseball, Basketball, and track!
May 19, 2020
LIve Sports has returned!
Sports have started back up, giving us hope that things will be good real soon. UFC 249 and a small tennis tournament UTR Pro Match Series where the big American Reilly Olpelka with his big serve to go with a big forehand won the mini tournament that played live over the weekend in West Palm Beach, Fl! Great show talking LIVE sports!
May 12, 2020
Sports Matters Welcomes back Musical Artist "Frederick Mpangire"
Sports Matters Catches up with our past performer Frederick Mpangire on how he has been coping with Covid19 and how he has been taking advantage of the time off to create more great music! We will tallk some sports, "The Last Dance", while Matt and I talksome NFL draft and the Bengals did well!
April 28, 2020
Sports Matters w/ special guest Rob Le Masurier
Sports Matters welcomes Rob Le Masurier to the show talking about life in Northern Caalong with his Postal mail routes and how he is coping during Covid19. Matt and I talk all major sports and the NFL draft preview!
April 21, 2020
April 14 Sport Matters Covid19
Hello Listeners, we have a great episode in discussing when will the major and college sports will return. Plus a special song to close the show by Frederick Mpangire and pianist Kenny Ulrich titled "Nothing Matters" Great show lined up for you, Enjoy!
April 14, 2020
Tues April 7 Live Sports Matters COVID19 show.
What is going to happen with the NHL, NBA, MLB seasons, will they be cancelled. Plus coming out this month a 10 part documentary called "the Last Dance" on ESPN as Jordan and Pippen claim their 6th and final championship to cement thier legacies as theGOATs of their respective era! Matt and I cover a lot in the short amount of time along with our special guest, Tom aka DJ 6.
April 08, 2020
Big West Conference preview with long time Alum Dr. Chuck Hasse
Ladies and gentlemen, March Madness has arrived! UCI once again has the #1 seed in the Big West tournament. This team has grown from the start of the season and are poised to get back to the BIG DANCE aka NCAA Tournament! Sports Matters and the Dr of basketball Chuck Hasse give a great preview to the Big West Tournament as well as touch on the NCAA rankings. Great listen so enjoy!!!!
March 10, 2020
UCI clinches Big West Title, Stefan Jones and Elizabeth Clayton are our guests today!
Sports Matters welcomes Film major Elizabeth Clayton to the show and she gives us some great film pointers as well as her experience at the SOLD OUT homecoming game this past Saturday. We aslo welcome New Universtiy VP Stefan Jones to the program to talk UCI basketball, his career path and NBA talk. Then we all close with our hot takes. Great listen, so enjoy!!
March 03, 2020
Sports Matters with guest Warren G. Witt
Hello Listeners and a great show awaits you. We had the pleasure of talking and interviewing a commercial Pilot, Captain Warren Witt here on Sports Matters. You will get to hear some amazing stories and how safe flying really is. Plus we touch on the live Memorial Service yesterday from Staples Center. Plus us breaking down and undertanding the truth of the tragic Helicopter crash last month. Great stories to enjoy!
February 25, 2020
2020 Sports Matters Awards with special guest Mike Kasper
 Our 4th annual Sports Matters Awardsfollowing the Acadmy Awards. We have a special Guest Mike Kasper who spends a lot of time in Hollywood at screenings joins us to talk Sports Awards for the past year. There are some fun categories. Plus we touch on the Sports hottest story and my trip to the 2020 Aus Open! Enjoy! CONGRATS to Sofia Kenin for winning her 1st Grand Slam and representing the USA in great fashion!
February 13, 2020
2020 Australian Open Women's recap
I had the pleasure of attending the entire Australian Open 2020. What an amazing tournament! So many great matches. The women's field is packed with young talent that is ready to win! The USA Women went far in this tournament with USA 20 yr old Sofia Kenin beating tough opponents including the #1 player in the world Ash Barty to win her 1st Grand Slam title! Epic run, so enjoy this podcast.
February 13, 2020
LSU wins the National Title and UCI opens Big West Play with a big night vs Hawaii
  Matt and I conclude the epic season of LSU football. Plus we talk the hot NFL playoffs, the opening game of Big West play at UCI and a few HOT topics. Enjoy!
January 15, 2020
4th annual Sports Christmas Show with special Guest Steph Maffi
This is a great episode where we talk about the Christmas day games. we'll cover hot topics with the Lakers, Clippers, load management along with UCI basketball. We even touch on MLB. Plus NFl and my pick to win the Superbowl! Lots of great sports talk here on Sports Matters!
January 14, 2020
Coach Scott Brooks Jersey retirement ceremony at the Bren Center
Sat Nov 30, UCI finally recognized now current NBA Coach of the Washinton Wizards and former UC Irvine player Scott Brooks and retired his #12 jersey. Plus a career high game for the Sophmore Colin Welp! Can't miss this show!
December 03, 2019
November football from all leagues with quick UCI sports updates
What a great weekend in November for football of all leagues. We touch on the Rancho Cucamonga Braves playoff run, with the defense coached by Brian Ward. LSU vs Ala, Rams, MNF, and our Power 5 NFL teams thus far! Great listen, so enjoy! Plus live sporting news at UCI. Your hidden gem in your neighborhood for great sporting events to attend!
November 12, 2019
NFL Week 6 update with Rams and the Rancho Cucumonga Braves update
Who would have thought that the Jags woukd trade Jalen Ramsey to the Rams this week, but they did. This will certainly help the Rams defense, but more importantly the Offense needs to get back on track with quicker plays vs top defenses. I have faith in this team, they are too good to be 3-3. We also have an update on the RC Braves, so give a listen!
October 15, 2019
Chris Collins and Marissa Pitts from the Chris Collins show join us on Sports Matters
Sports Matters welcomes Chris Collins and Marissa Pitts from the Chris Collins Show (airs every Friday Morning 10am 22 est media 88.1 HG3). We get to learn about them and I share my experience of attending the log time Red's announcer Marty Brennaman's last broadcast at the Reds stadium. We touch on Baseball playoffs and are the balls juiced?. We touch on the NFL, so a great listen as the sporting world is very exciting this time of year!
October 08, 2019
Sports Matters presents Ash Kumera to talk the benefits of Mindfulness
You will learn how mindfulness benefits the sports athletes and everyday people to succeed in life! Ash Kumera wfrom Peak Mindful will break it down for us. Great things to learn from this show, so enjoy!
September 24, 2019
Week #3 Rams still undefeated, MLB last week quick sport clips
Enjoy the Sports short.
September 24, 2019
Interview with the Director of esports at UC Irvine
 Matt and I have the pleasure of bringing you the interview with the director UCI of esports "Mark Deppe". Esports at UCI is blowing up with UCI ranking #1 in the nation. It is more than just competition, there is "Academics research", Community ( UCI is home to some of the biggest gaming clubs in the nation and has a very strong community. The UCI Esports Arena powered by iBUYPOWER is a new home for gamers), "Entertainment" ( The arena presents opportunities for gamers to learn about the world of esports media), and "careers" ceating employment opportunities for students. Esports is booming! Listen and learn more how esports can benefit your life!
September 03, 2019
NFL previewand conversation with football expert CoachBrian Ward
A fun episode talking about the big news of Andrew Luck's retirement, NFL preview, as well as the Rancho Cucamonga Braves junior football team coached by Brian Ward. Extremly fun listen that you will not hear on other radio stations!
August 27, 2019
2019 LA Rams Camp update at UCI
The La Rams begin thier quest of a championship this year. They acquired the best Safety in the game in Eric Weddle whois the QB of the defense. He gets to play behind the greatest defensive line that he has never had before. Plus adding Clay Mathews (Packers all time sack leader) to the mix makes this very good defense GREAT! You get to hear from Cooper Kupp, Coach McVay and Todd Gurley. Great listen!
July 30, 2019
Special Guest Adam Do from "The Do Post"
Adam Do shares his once in a lifetime experience attending the Sports Business Classroom in Las Vegas, Nevada during the NBA summer pro league. UCI's Larry Coon who is the NBA's salary cap guru has created this Sports Business Classroom to teach newcomers that entertain the idea of working in the sporting world as a talent, busineess person, lawyer, front office, marketing and many more opportunities that surrounds the sporting world. Great Listen!
July 23, 2019
USA women World Cup Champs and Wimbledon finals week
Congrats to the USA's women's Soccer team for winning their 2nd world cup title in a row and the 4th over all. Equal pay seems to be the hot topic. Are the ladies getting their fare share of the revenue? Are they marketing the ladies World Cup like they do the Men's? great topics that are discussed. Wimbledon is in the finals week along with the Big 3 in the Men's side and possibly Serena vs Simona Wimbledon final! Epic!
July 09, 2019
Kevin Drake's animated character
This is Sam who will teach you all aspects to safe driving!
June 24, 2019
April 16-2019 Master's conclusion
What an Epic comeback for the ages! Tiger Woods wins the Master's for the first time since 2005 (a 14 year gap) at the age of 43 who now has 15 Major titles only trailing Jack Nicklaus (18)by 3. Matt and I break it down for you on Sports Matters by Drakeyboy Productions!
April 24, 2019