I went to ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ and the man cave is every bit as awesome as you could imagine

LB Dan Patrick interview

If you were wondering where the heck LB has been for the past few days, the answer is simple: I was traveling to Connecticut to “The Dan Patrick Show” where I got to interview the man himself — Dan Patrick.

The whole thing came about when a company that works with Dan Patrick Show sponsor Ram Trucks asked if I wanted to head on out to Milford, Conn., to check out the show and interview Dan on behalf of Ram Trucks. They obviously didn’t have to ask me twice — I was all-in.

I got my tired bones up early Sunday morning and was at LAX at 6:30 a.m. to begin the journey. The flight was to Atlanta and then Hartford, and from there it was about an hour drive to Milford. Naturally I was a little concerned about missing the two Elite 8 matchups that day — first UConn-Michigan State and then Kentucky-Michigan, but I got to see some of the first game on my flight and in the airport, and then I caught the second game on radio while driving from Hartford to Milford. Luckily I arrived at the hotel in time to see Aaron Harrison’s game-winning shot, which was pretty awesome.

And you know what the best part about being in Connecticut the same day UConn clinched a Final Four berth was? Getting to hear the guy working the front desk brag in his obnoxious accent about how he had the Huskies going to the title game. I almost hope they lose just to spite that guy.

After a full day of traveling, I went out to a business dinner with some of the folks who work with Ram Trucks and grabbed some good Italian food at a joint called Reggianos. I recommend the rigatoni.

We got back to the hotel around 11:00 p.m. and I was just totally ready to pass out so I could be fresh for the day at the show Monday. That was going to be the fun part.

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LBS makes lead story on Comedy Central’s @midnight (Video)

So this was pretty cool. The lead story on Comedy Central’s “@midnight” show on Tuesday night came directly from Larry Brown Sports (it seems as if Bob Costas’ pink eye has been ubiquitous during the Olympics!). We’ve been fortunate enough to receive quite a few mentions on TV, radio and major websites — and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has ever cited us — but this was definitely one of the coolest mentions, mostly because it was so unexpected. I never in a million years would have thought we’d ever get shouted out on Comedy Central.

Anyway, it did happen, and it was awesome.

If you haven’t watched “@midnight,” you should check it out. It’s like a panel/game show featuring three comedians each episode. It’s fast-paced, jam-packed with laughs and rooted in social media. If you enjoy using Twitter, you’ll definitely enjoy the show.

Big thanks to host Chris Hardwick and everyone associated with the show for hooking us up! And thanks to our friend Amanda Rykoff for the heads up! Oh, and I probably should send Costas some eye drops as a thank you.

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LB on radio with Travis Rodgers talking sports blog business, athletes on Twitter

I joined Travis Rodgers’ radio show Friday morning for an interview to talk about the sports website business. We discussed how social media has changed things for the media and athletes, and what sorts of stories tend to be the most popular on the web. Other topics of conversation included LBS’ editorial guidelines, and why athletes and others continue to say dumb stuff over Twitter or Instagram.

You can listen to the interview at this link.

If you haven’t listened to it before, Rodgers’ show is very fun and entertaining. Those in the Los Angeles/Orange County areas can listen to Travis’ show from 6:00-9:00 a.m. PT on AM 830 (or you can listen live online from anywhere). Travis also hosts a two-hour show on Yahoo! Sports Radio from 9:00-11:00 a.m. PT which you can also stream online.

LB talks Wes Welker’s wife, Tim Brown, Manti Te’o hoax on New Era Radio

anna burns wes welkerThis has been a busy week in the sport world. The conference championship games took place, the Super Bowl is coming up, Tim Brown suggested Bill Callahan sabotaged the Raiders, and of course there is the whole Manti Te’o hoax.

I joined my friends at New Era Radio on Tuesday to talk about multiple subjects. We discussed the Patriots-Ravens rivalry; Tom Brady’s slide on Ed Reed; Wes Welker’s wife ripping Ray Lewis on Facebook; how LBS got Anna Burns Welker’s apology statement; Tim Brown saying Bill Callahan sabotaged the Raiders in the Super Bowl; and the Manti Te’o hoax.

There’s a lot of really good stuff in the interview, including analysis and details that have not been posted here at LBS. You can click here to listen to the show. My interview begins around the 15:20 mark. After I’m done, the fellas have a good discussion on the Rooney Rule that you will want to hear.

New Era Radio is a weekly radio show featuring hosts Marcas Grant and Cacique Vargas-Pile, both formerly of Sporting News Radio. You can visit the New Era Radio website, follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

LB talks NFL, Hostess cinnamon streusel cakes on New Era Radio

I joined my friends and former Sporting News Radio colleagues Marcas Grant and Cacique Vargas Pile on their “New Era Radio” show this week to talk some football. We discussed Ndamukong Suh avoiding a suspension, the disaster that is the Philadelphia Eagles, the 49ers quarterback controversy, and the Dallas Cowboys fan petition to overthrow Jerry Jones. We also talked about Thanksgiving, which led to my mini rant about the impending demise of the Hostess cinnamon streusel cakes. You can follow this link to hear the show. My interview begins around the 15 minute mark.

After me, the guys spoke with Clipper Darrell. You’ll want to hear his thoughts on the Clippers’ coaching.

We encourage you to visit the New Era Radio site and follow them on Twitter.

LB talks NBA playoffs, Lakers, Dodgers, Albert Pujols on New Era Radio show

My friends and former Sporting News Radio colleagues Cacique Vargas-Pile and Marcas Grant invited me on their radio program this week to talk NBA playoffs and LA sports teams. We talked about the Lakers’ early postseason exit and what they can do in the offseason, the Dodgers’ hot start, and about Albert Pujols’ struggles.

Cacique and Marcas are veteran radio guys who run an entertaining show. You can follow them on their New Era Radio Twitter account to be alerted when they upload new episodes. I also recommend you follow Marcas on his Twitter account.

Jump ahead to around the 11:00 to hear my interview:

Del talks Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox with ESPN 1420 in Honolulu

With spring training upon us and football season in hibernation until the fall, Del joined Bobby Curran of ESPN 1420 in Honolulu on Thursday to talk some baseball. As you all know, the always-outspoken Bobby Valentine has been blowing up headlines already with his jab at Derek Jeter, alcohol-free clubhouse policy, and mini verbal war with Terry Francona. As for the Red Sox themselves, there are plenty of question marks heading into the 2012 season after a disastrous end to 2011. Del and Bobby spoke about that and more Thursday afternoon.