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The Fade Route with D and Z

The Fade Route with D and Z

By D and Z
Two longtime friends and sports fanatics breaking down the latest sports news of the week with humor and a New York edge. New episodes drop Wednesdays and/or the occasional Friday! Hit us up at or through our social media for questions, comments, picks, and segment suggestions:

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Running Point
D and Z break down the moves leading up to NBA free agency, the showdown in the Bronx between the Astros and Yankees, and Rita Sanchez of Ossining AYSO joins the In Route to talk NYCFC and much more!
June 30, 2022
The Warriors’ Way
D and Z break down the Mt. Rushmores of New York, Boston, and San Francisco, where Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving go from here, Joe Rush joins the In Route to talk Aaron Judge’s future, and much more!
June 23, 2022
LIVin’ Large
D and Z preview the Stanley Cup Finals, analyze Steph Curry and Draymond Green’s places in history, the PGA’s newest rival, and much more!
June 15, 2022
Fallen Angels
D and Z break down the Avs’ advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Yankees’ long-term potential, DeAndre Ayton’s future in Phoenix, and much more!
June 08, 2022
Joc Jams
D and Z break down the Tommy Pham/Joc Pederson beef, the drama at the Champions League Final, preview the NBA Finals, and much more!
June 02, 2022
Nuts and Bolts
D and Z debate Josh Donaldson’s comments and suspension, if anyone can stop the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nick Foles’ value on the Colts, and much more!
May 26, 2022
Shut the Buck Up
D and Z break preview the NBA Conference Finals, break down the multiple game 7’s in the NHL, the Reds losing despite pitching a no-hitter, and much more!
May 18, 2022
Jokic’s on You
D and Z discuss the NBA Coach of the Year and MVP, discuss the Dolphins’ offensive weakness, ponder Lamar Jackson’s lack of a contract extension, and much more!
May 12, 2022
Canó You Didn’t
D and Z recap the NFL Draft, debate if New York has the best teams in MLB, preview the Stanley Cup playoffs, and much more!
May 05, 2022
No Sweep Til Brooklyn
D and Z break down where the Nets go from here, Yankee fans’ bad behavior, Order Up their mock top 5 in the NFL Draft, and much more!
April 28, 2022
Kyrie a River
D and Z discuss Deebo Samuel’s trade demand, Kyrie’s multiple middle fingers to Celtics fans, the newest teams for The Match, and much more!
April 22, 2022
Cole in Your Stocking
D and Z preview the NBA playoffs, break down Aaron Judge’s future, Order Up Shohei Ohtani’s MVP competition, and much more!
April 14, 2022
Too Little, Too Laker
D and Z break down Kansas’ national championship win, whether DeMar DeRozan was the key to the Lakers’ season, Order Up the top five MLB players to watch this season, and much more!
April 09, 2022
Chalk Dirty to Me
D and Z break down the NCAA Men’s Final Four, the Lakers’ path going forward, the Dolphins’ QB situation, and much more!
March 31, 2022
Thin Ice
D and Z break down the wild trades in the NFL, preview, the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, predict Tom Brady’s future as an owner, and much more!
March 24, 2022
Buc of the Irish
D and Z react to the post-lockout movement in MLB, preview the NCAA tournament, and Dan Butler of the Tubby Hook Tavern joins the In Route to talk NCAA, Giants, Yankees, and much more!
March 17, 2022
Ridley’s Believe it or Not
D and Z discuss the QB carousel in the NFL, Coach K’s final home game, Order Up the best available MLB free agents, and much more!
March 10, 2022
Labor Pains
D and Z discuss MLB cancelling games, the NFL Combine’s relevance, Saquon Barkley’s trade value, and much more!
March 06, 2022
Juwan a Fight?
D and Z discuss the XFL’s partnership with the NFL, Lebron James’ plan to play with his son, Aaron Judge’s future in pinstripes, and much more!
February 24, 2022
Kupp Runneth Over
D and Z review Super Bowl LVI, break down the James Harden trade, Order Up the greatest Super Bowl MVPs, and much more!
February 17, 2022
Net Changes
D and Z preview Super Bowl LVI, discuss the MLB’s decision to stop steroid testing, Order Up the latest NFL coaching hires, and much more!
February 10, 2022
Something Burrowed, Something Blew
D and Z analyze the Brian Flores lawsuit with DJ Jamaican Lion of The Dinner Plate, reflect on Tom Brady’s career, break down the NBA All Star rosters, and much more!
February 03, 2022
Goulden Boot
D and Z break down the NFL Divisional Round, discuss David Ortiz’ Hall of Fame induction, react to the Grayson Allen suspension, and much more!
January 27, 2022
Dak’s All, Folks
D and Z discuss the controversy in the Raiders/Bengals game, predict the Nets’ future without Kevin Durant, preview the NFL Divisional Round, and much more!
January 20, 2022
Raiding the Playoffs
D and Z preview Super Wild Card weekend, break down Klay Thompson’s return for the Warriors, discuss the Yankees’ groundbreaking new hire, and much more!
January 13, 2022
Queen City Get the Money
D and Z discuss the Antonio Brown saga, the Cincinnati Bengals’ division title, preview the CFP National Championship, and much more!
January 06, 2022
Phinishing Strong
D and Z break down the Cardinals’ recent skid, discuss Ian Book’s struggles against the Dolphins, the Browns’ future at QB, and much more!
December 31, 2021
Harbaugh Humbug
D and Z discuss the NFL’s new COVID testing strategy, Daniel Jones’ future with the Giants, the Lakers’ immediate future with Anthony Davis, and much more!
December 23, 2021
#AndNew (York City)
D and Z discuss Joe Judge’s future as Giants head coach, reflect on the life and career of Demaryius Thomas, predict whether there will be forfeits in the NFL, and much more!
December 16, 2021
Dropping a Deuce
D and Z break down the MLS Cup Championship game, preview the College Football Playoff, discuss the top NFL MVP candidates, and much more!
December 09, 2021
Kitchens Remodel
D and Z discuss the future of the Seahawks, Michigan’s College Football Playoff chances, the Yankees’ free agent plans, and much more!
December 02, 2021
Why You Always Lion?
D and Z discuss LeBron’s suspension, Buffalo’s chances of catching New England, which 5-5 team in the NFL is for real, and much more!
November 25, 2021
Superman Returns
D and Z discuss Josh Allen’s rebound, the Arizona Cardinals’ injury struggles, preview MLB free agency, and much more!
November 18, 2021
Upset Specials
D and Z discuss Aaron Rodgers’ COVID controversy, Odell Beckham’s abrupt exit from Cleveland, talk Seattle sports with Joe Rush, and much more!
November 10, 2021
Be Like Mike (White)
D and Z discuss the Derrick Henry and Jameis Winston injuries, project the winners and losers of the NFL Trade Deadline, break down the Padres’ hiring of Bob Melvin, and much more!
November 03, 2021
Brave New World
D and Z preview the World Series, discuss the haul that the fan got in exchange for Tom Brady’s historic TD ball, break down Lamelo Ball’s MVP chances, and much more!
October 28, 2021
Fresh Baked Brownies
D and Z discuss the MLB League Championship Series, predict the Raiders’ post-Gruden future, preview the NBA season, and much more!
October 25, 2021
Paying the Bills
D and Z discuss Jon Gruden’s resignation, preview the pivotal Dodgers/Giants Game 5, and much more!
October 15, 2021
Beantown Beatdown
D and Z break down Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough, preview the NL Wild Card game, debate the role of Coordinators in the NFL, and much more!
October 07, 2021
Cardinal Rules
D and Z discuss break down the final regular season weekend in MLB, Tom Brady’s return to Foxboro, talk youth sports with Ossining AYSO’s Rita Sanchez, and much more!
September 30, 2021
Taylor Made Situation
D and Z discuss Lamar Jackson’s first win over Patrick Mahomes, the state of the AFC South, Alabama’s narrow win over Florida, and much more!
September 22, 2021
Packing Light
D and Z break down Week 1 in the NFL, nominate the inaugural Alleged Superstar of the Week, discuss the Seattle Mariners’ playoff chances, and much more!
September 16, 2021
Countdown to Kickoff
D and Z discuss Le’Veon Bell’s new home, Alabama’s rout of the U, preview Week 1 in the NFL, and much more!
September 09, 2021
The Final Cutdown
D and Z celebrate their one year anniversary by breaking down the JK Dobbins injury, Ben Simmons’ future in Philly, and preview the upcoming NFL season as only they can!
September 04, 2021
Meet the Mess
D and Z discuss the Yankees’ surge, the Broncos’ new starting QB, Order Up the AFC West, and much more!
August 28, 2021
D and Z discuss the prospects of the top NFL rookie QB’s, Zach Britton’s request, Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid’s new contracts, and much more!
August 19, 2021
Messi Breakup
D and Z discuss the Mets’ free fall, the NBA’s tampering investigation, Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury, and much more!
August 12, 2021
LA Blockbusters
D and Z break down the Carson Wentz injury, NBA free agency, the shakeup in the SEC, and much more!
August 05, 2021
Kraken Me Up
D and Z discuss the upcoming MLB trade deadline, the upcoming NBA Draft, a new potential home for Bradley Beal, and much more!
July 29, 2021
Bucking the Trend
D and Z discuss the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, the San Francisco Giants’ surprising season, Order Up the NFC South, and much more!
July 22, 2021
Pain in the Azzurri
D and Z discuss the MLB All Star Game, Team USA’s losing streak, where Conor McGregor goes from here, and much more!
July 15, 2021
Damn Yankees
D and Z preview the NBA Finals, discuss the MLB All Star selections and snubs, break down the impact of the NCAA NIL with Long Island Mike, and much more!
July 08, 2021
Lightning Strike
D and Z discuss the first MLB ejection for foreign substances, the new NBA head coaching hires, Tom Brady’s saltiness at an unnamed QB, and much more!
July 01, 2021
Suns Out, Guns Out
D and Z break down the NBA Eastern Conference finals, analyze the Kemba Walker trade, discuss Carl Nassib’s coming out, and much more!
June 24, 2021
Sticky Situation
D and Z discuss Jacob deGrom’s injury, break down the NHL Playoff Semifinals, Order Up the best available NBA coaching jobs, and much more!
June 18, 2021
Don Julio
D and Z discuss the Julio Jones trade, Damian Lillard’s superstar stature, the Mayweather/Paul fight, and much more!
June 10, 2021
Blowin’ Leafs
D and Z discuss NBA fan behavior, Naomi Osaka’s French Open media boycott, order up the most disappointing teams in the MLB this season, and much more!
June 03, 2021
Stumble in the Bronx
D and Z discuss the Julio Jones drama, the Yankees’ sweep of the White Sox, the state of the Seattle Mariners, and much more!
May 27, 2021
Stan and Larry’s Playoff Adventure
D and Z discuss the NBA play-in games, preview the NHL playoffs, predict Albert Pujols’ impact for the Dodgers, and much more!
May 20, 2021
Pitching a Fit
D and Z discuss the Celtics’ future, John Means and Wade Miley’s no-hitters, the growing debacle with the Green Bay Packers, and much more!
May 15, 2021
Aaron of Grievances
D and Z discuss the Aaron Rodgers/Green Bay Packers saga, break down the hits and misses from the NFL Draft, and much more!
May 11, 2021
Mac N’ Cheese
Z and Chi-town Mike break down the firings by the New York Rangers, debate NFL Draft winners and losers, discuss the Tom Wilson saga, and much more!
May 11, 2021
(Back) Draft
Z and Chitown Mike preview the NFL Draft, discuss the surging New York Knicks, Order Up the best hockey movies of all time, and much more!
April 29, 2021
Acuña Matata
D and Z discuss the Dodgers/Padres series, the Yankees’ struggles against the Rays, Carlos Rodon’s no-hitter, the Jake Paul/Ben Askren fight, and much more!
April 22, 2021
Stuck On Replay
D and Z discuss Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter, the Atlanta Falcons’ options at number 4 in the NFL Draft, JD Martinez’ red hot start, and much more!
April 15, 2021
Hey Darnold!
D and Z break down the Sam Darnold trade, discuss opening weekend in Major League Baseball, debate the NCAA transfer portal, and much more!
April 08, 2021
Something Bruin?
D and Z discuss the 17 game NFL season, UCLA’s run to the Final Four, preview the NL East, and much more!
April 01, 2021
Topsy Tourney
D and Z discuss the state of the NCAA Tournament, the Deshaun Watson saga, preview the AL East, and much more!
March 25, 2021
Ain’t Easy Bein’ Brees-y
D and Z discuss Drew Brees’ retirement and what that could mean for Russell Wilson, the New England Patriots’ free agent spending spree, break down the NCAA Tournament, and much more!
March 18, 2021
Cap This
D and Z discuss Dak Prescott’s new contract, the Nets’ signing of Blake Griffin, the NL Central, and much more!
March 12, 2021
Watt’s Up, Arizona?
D and Z discuss the JJ Watt signing, the resurgent New York Knicks, analytics in baseball, and much more!
March 04, 2021
Carson You Out
D and Z discuss the Carson Wentz trade, the Brooklyn Nets’ west coast road trip, the NHL’s Lake Tahoe blunder, and much more!
February 25, 2021
Hot Jazz and Cold Hard Cash
D and Z discuss Anthony Davis’ injury, Russell Wilson’s future in Seattle, JJ Watt’s release, and much more!
February 18, 2021
Super Bowles and the Brady Bunch
D and Z break down Super Bowl LV, Trevor Bauer’s decision, the Derrick Rose trade, and much more!
February 11, 2021
The GOAT and the Kid
D and Z break down Super Bowl LV, discuss the Nolan Arenado trade, the Matthew Stafford/Jared Goff trade, and much more!
February 04, 2021
Kelce You in Tampa Bay
D and Z remember the late Hank Aaron, break down the NFL Conference Championships, react to the COVID scares in the NBA and NHL, and much more!
January 28, 2021
Buc Masters
D and Z discuss the career of Philip Rivers, recap the NFL Divisional Round, preview the Conference Championships, debate the best new NFL coaching hire, and much more!
January 21, 2021
Brown Baggers
D and Z discuss the fallout of Super Wild Card Weekend, the fallout of the National Championship Game, the roster crisis in the NBA, and much more!
January 14, 2021
Chase-ing the GOAT
D and Z discuss the Eagles’ tank against the Washington Football Team, preview the weekend’s NFL Wild Card round, break down the NFL Draft order, and much more!
January 09, 2021
Haskins a Bad Week
D and Z discuss Week 17 in the NFL, Dwayne Haskins’ fall from grace, the Padres’ big offseason acquisitions, and much more
January 02, 2021
Beli Flop: A Festivus Miracle?
D and Z discuss the Patriots’ playoff elimination, air their sports grievances, swipe left or right on Christmas movies, and much more!
December 24, 2020
The Cleveland Show
D and Z discuss Lamar Jackson’s performance on Monday night, college football keeping Cincinnati out of the playoff, the Cleveland Indians’ upcoming name change, and much more!
December 19, 2020
Between a Rock and a Harden
D and Z discuss the Washington Football Team’s upset of the Steelers, James Harden expanding his trade list, the NHL’s proposed format for the 2021 season and much more!
December 12, 2020
High Times in the NBA
D and Z discuss the Russell Westbrook/John Wall trade, the Yankees’ decision to keep Gary Sanchez, the Steelers’ narrow escape against the Ravens, and much more!
December 05, 2020
Ranting and Ravens
D and Z discuss the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff chances, the semifinalists for the NFL Hall of Fame, the movers and shakers in NBA free agency, and much more!
November 28, 2020
A Stiff Brees on Taysom Hill
D and Z discuss the Saints’ move to start Taysom Hill over Jameis Winston, the likelihood of the Steelers running the table, the Houston Rockets’ standoff with Russell Westbrook and James Harden, and much more.
November 21, 2020
Smash of the Titans
D and Z discuss the Colts/Titans game, Tampa Bay’s performance against the Saints, Chris Paul’s next potential landing spot, Russell Westbrook and James Harden’s futures in Houston, and much more!
November 14, 2020
QB or Not QB
D and Z discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s future in San Francisco, Daniel Jones’ future in the NFL, rank the best available MLB free agents, and much more!
November 07, 2020
Justin Case of ‘Rona
D and Z discuss the fallout of the World Series, the Sixers’ hiring of Daryl Morey, the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, and much more!
October 31, 2020
Too Early for Tua Time?
D and Z discuss the Giants’ collapse against the Eagles, the Dolphins benching Fitzpatrick for Tua, Zion Williamson’s new coach, and much more!
October 24, 2020
Dak Down
D and Z discuss the Dak Prescott injury, the race to 0-16, how to fix the Yankees, and more.
October 15, 2020
A Cole Day in San Diego
D and Z discuss the passing of Whitey Ford, the pivotal game 5 between the Yankees and Rays, Lebron’s place on the Mount Rushmore of Basketball, and much more.
October 10, 2020
Kings and Jets-sters
D and Z discuss Lebron James’ legacy, the Broncos/Jets debacle, the career of Henrik Lundqvist, and more!
October 03, 2020
The Taming of the Minshew
D and Z discuss the Dolphins/Jaguars game, the slew of week 2 injuries, the Bulls’ hiring of Billy Donovan, and much more!
September 26, 2020
Burrowed Alive
D and Z discuss the battle of Ohio, predict the NBA conference finals, preview the Stanley Cup finals, and more!
September 19, 2020
Pick Me a Winner: Week 1
D and Z make their picks for the upcoming NFL week and tackle some of the latest sports news
September 13, 2020
2020 NFL Season Preview
D and Z discuss the Texans/Chiefs season opener, give you their division and Super Bowl picks, and much more.
September 12, 2020
Welcome to the Jungle
D and Z pay tribute to Tom Seaver and discuss Tom Brady's newest weapon, the playoff-readiness of the San Diego Padres, and much more!
September 05, 2020