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.
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Jun 28, 2017

Hosts Matt East and Hank Allen discuss the parting of ways between Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks (7:30), some of the biggest misses in the AP poll of college football preseason (14:00), a great interview with Charlie O'Connell, Founder of Frisco, North Channel Distillery (22:30), and our NFC East preview (42:00).

Today's Guest:

Charlie O'Connell-Founder
North Channel Distillery


Jun 21, 2017

Another packed show for you this as Matt and Hank are back for episode 40. We'll start off at 7:00 talking about the odds movements of NFL season win totals. What are the bettors putting their money on. 

After that at 12:00 minutes we break down some of the pre-draft trades in the NBA and who came out on top. 

Then at 22:30 a very special guest as the founder of Tales of the Cocktail, Ann Tuennerman, joins us to talk about the history of the event and what it has become. Really cool stuff there. 

Next at 38:00 we start our NFL division previews with the NFC South. What to look for from each team and who we think wins it. 

We wrap up with some College World Series talk at 58:00. 

As always thanks for listening! 

Today's guest: 
Ann Tuennerman - Founder
Tales of the Cocktail


Jun 14, 2017

Big show as hosts Matt East and Hank Allen wrap up the NBA Playoffs (5:07) and Stanley Cup Finals (15:17). We also discuss the future for Golden State and Cleveland in that segment. Later, we discuss some college football and go over the newly-released Vegas season win totals for a plethora of teams (42:37). We hit the high points of the latest MLB Power Rankings (57:00). Later we discuss the great group of young drivers in NASCAR (1:03:07) and then give you are picks for the U.S. Open this weekend (1:05:43).

Today's feature interview is Fred Parent, Brand Ambassador for Hendrick's Gin (20:27)


Jun 8, 2017

Big sports weekend ahead and Matt and Hank are back to break it all down. We're covering all the big stories, plus revisiting a whiskey distillery that you can add to your summer list. Here's how it stacks up. . .

6:00- NBA Finals. We recap game 3 and discuss any chance the Cavs may have. Plus the context of what the Warriors are doing in the playoffs this year

15:30- Stanley Cup. An exciting series so far. How did Nashville even it up, and where does the series go from here. Plus our thoughts on both teams and the city of Pittsburgh. 

27:30- Bob Stoops. A shocker in the college football world as Bob Stoops announces he is stepping down. What does it mean for Oklahoma football and where does he rank among the coaching greats. 

36:30- Thad Matta is out at Ohio State. Our take on that and some other big coaching spots filled in college basketball. 

42:30- A. Smith Bowman Distillery. A great interview with Master Distiller Brian Prewitt about their whiskey and also traveling to see the distillery, as well as the craft distillery business. 

1:02:00- NCAA baseball. It's Super Regional weekend. We let you know what you should be watching this weekend. 

1:07:30- Jets cleaning house. What does that mean for the upcoming season. 

This week's interview: 
Brian Prewitt
Master Distiller - A. Smith Bowman

As always thanks for listening!