Take 5 with Chris Gasper
Tom Brady’s back in the Super Bowl, Belichick is going back to the drawing board & Jimmy G could be coming back to Foxborough ft. Mike Giardi

Tom Brady’s back in the Super Bowl, Belichick is going back to the drawing board & Jimmy G could be coming back to Foxborough ft. Mike Giardi

January 26, 2021

Chris Gasper is joined by the best-dressed guy in New England football outside of Cam Newton, Mike Giardi of the NFL Network. They break down Tom Brady making a 10th Super Bowl in 19 seasons and discuss if Brady bringing the Buccaneers to the Big Game in year one will light a fire under Bill Belichick.

Also, Gasper asks certified FOG (Friend of Garoppolo) Giardi about a possible reunion between Jimmy G and the Pats…and Giardi explains why Matthew Stafford might not be clamoring to play QB in Foxborough. Producer Ellen Fleming states why the Brady vs. Belichick drama is a little overstated, but she's most passionate about the weird flex Giardi has featured in his Zoom background.

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Kemba Walker’s comeback, Payton Pritchard’s emergence & NBA COVID-19 complications ft. Adam Himmelsbach

Kemba Walker’s comeback, Payton Pritchard’s emergence & NBA COVID-19 complications ft. Adam Himmelsbach

January 19, 2021

Chris Gasper is breaking down the Celtics with Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. America has struggled to curb COVID-19, so it shouldn’t be shocking that the virus is altering the NBA's schedule. How is the league going to move forward this season? Also, Gasper asks Himmelsbach for his thoughts on how Kemba Walker's return changes the dynamics of an already promising Celtics season. Himmelsbach recounts just how happy Danny Ainge was to draft rookie revelation Payton Pritchard and throws out a trade target for the Celtics. Producer Ellen Fleming jumps in with thoughts on the Pritchard nickname debate and reveals why James Harden would've been a bad fit for the Green — it has nothing to do with basketball.

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NBA and WNBA show why athlete activism matters ft. Michael Lee of the Washington Post

NBA and WNBA show why athlete activism matters ft. Michael Lee of the Washington Post

January 12, 2021

Chris Gasper is talking with The Washington Post’s Michael Lee, who focuses on the intersection of gender, diversity and how sports shape our society. Players across the NBA have been passionate and outspoken advocates for racial equality and social justice, so it shouldn't be a surprise that many spoke out about a double standard after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Gasper and Lee cover the ongoing advocacy work of pro athletes, including the landmark impact of the WNBA in a U.S. Senate race. Producer Ellen Fleming jumps in to discuss the WNBA’s campaign in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who defeated incumbent senator and WNBA team co-owner, Kelly Loeffler to become Georgia's first Black senator. Also, Lee tackles what he believes could happen with the NBA as players continue to be out of commission due to COVID-19.

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Welcome to the new age without Chara and TB12 ft. Pete Blackburn & Mike Reiss

Welcome to the new age without Chara and TB12 ft. Pete Blackburn & Mike Reiss

January 6, 2021

Take 5 is starting off the new year with two guests on today’s podcast and although we would all love to leave 2020 in the past, Chris Gasper will be trying to figure out what the future holds for the Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots. First, Chris is talking with CBS Sports hockey writer Pete Blackburn. They discuss the loss of Bruins legend Zdeno Chara and what that means for the Bruins aging core. Speaking of losing a legend, Chris is joined by ESPN’s Mike Reiss, who helps breakdown what happened this season with the Brady-less Patriots and what's next in an offseason of uncertainty at quarterback and with Bill Belichick's staff.

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