Sports and Spirits

A weekly podcast that takes you into the biggest sports events of the week and what you should be drinking with them. Product reviews and ratings. Matt East and Hank Allen have a combined 30 years experience in broadcast television. We're using that experience to bring you the latest news and topics in the world of sports and to highlight some of the great spirits in the United States and abroad. It's a little sports, spirits, and travel all in one place! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to listen.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Sports and Spirits



All Episodes
Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 26, 2017

Another packed show today as we roll through April. First off thank you to everyone who listens and we appreciate you spreading the word. 

Matt and Hank start off talking NFL draft. Do we think Myles Garrett should be the overall number 1? Plus who are some sleepers we think could make an impact.

After that it's down to New Orleans for the Zurich Classic. Team play on the PGA tour for the first time since 1981. We'll get all the info on the tournament as well as from the beverage side and what's hot right now in the spirits world. Hint: whiskey.

We come back talking NBA playoffs, our thoughts on the career and retirement of Dale Jr. from NASCAR, and the latest headlines in the world of Major League Baseball in our Jump Ball segment.

Today's guests:

Steve Worthy
CEO Fore!Kids Foundation

Fred Holley
Republic National Distributing 

Apr 19, 2017

Big show this week as we head through the month of April. Matt and Hank are here to bring you their thoughts on the NBA and NHL playoffs as the opening rounds continue. What are the surprises and memorable moments so far. 

After that it's on to Louisville, Kentucky. Just a couple of weeks away from the Derby we talk to Mint Julep Tours to give you some travel ideas and ways to see the area if you're in town for the race or the upcoming months. 

Stay with us because we have a great interview right after that with Thomas Allen Pauly who is the man behind the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle label. He was also the official artist of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Then we look ahead to the weekend in NASCAR, plus talk about the young Major League Baseball season. We'll wrap up with a look ahead to next week's Zurich Classic on the PGA tour with a brand new first of its kind format. 

This week's guests are: 

Chasta Feller
Sales Coordinator and Fun Enthusiast
Mint Julep Tours

Thomas Allen Pauly
Equine Artist


Apr 13, 2017

Episode 30! Matt and Hank give their thoughts on the Masters and Sergio's big win, followed by some NASCAR talk and where things stand heading into Easter weekend. Plus a story of how Matt ended up with part of Richard Petty's engine block. 

After that we take you to the Emerald Coast of Florida to talk about the Sandestin Wine Festival April 20-23. Get all the info in our interview with Julie Stuckey. 

Then we dip into the NBA playoffs followed by a look at the new NHL playoff format. 

As always thanks for listening! 

Today's Guest: 

Julie Stuckey
Events Manager - Village of Baytowne Wharf


Apr 5, 2017

Another big show this week with the crowded spring sports schedule. Matt East and Hank Allen start the show with a quick recap and their thoughts on the Final Four. 

Then it's off to DeKalb, Illinois for a long talk with the folks of Whiskey Acres Distillery about what they are doing there. 

After that we discuss the rules controversy in the LPGA and give your our Masters preview. 

Plenty of NBA discussion as well in this show and also what we think of Georgetown hiring Patrick Ewing to be their head coach. 

That, Tony Romo, and more on this week's episode! 

Apr 3, 2017

Matt and Hank break down each division in baseball. We tell you who we think will be the division winner and give you our wildcard teams. 

And of course no preview is complete without tell you who we think takes home the trophy in October.