Episodes

EP 7: Chris Webber

EP 7: Chris Webber

Chris Webber’s rise as one of the greats of the NBA started in his college playing days at Michigan where he led a talented group of players that cemented their place in Wolverine lore, known as the Fab Five.

A first-round draft pick in the NBA, Chris went on to play for 15 years in the league with five different teams: the Golden State Warriors, the Washington Bullets/Wizards, the Sacramento Kings, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons.

Along the way Chris was a named NBA Rookie of the year, was a five-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA Team member.

Currently he is a broadcaster with TNT where his recent work during “March Madness”, the NCAA College Basketball Championship tournament won him high praise from colleagues and fans alike.

Controversial, charismatic and a collector, Chris Webber shares his thoughts the game of basketball with Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Stockton.

 

EP6: Tony La Russa

EP6: Tony La Russa

Tony La Russa has been in baseball since breaking into the “bigs” as a player back in 1963 with the Kansas City Athletics, but it was as a manger that he’s most acclaimed.

And as a manager for the Chicage White Sox, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, there’s no doubt Tony La Russa’s been one of the best.

Over the course of his managerial career La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles.

He was also voted “Manager of the Year” four times and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. 

Now in the front office of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tony La Russa shares his views on what makes a great manager and also what makes great players.

 

 

EP5: The Easiest Swing in Golf

EP5: The Easiest Swing in Golf

Spring has sprung and for many it signals the unofficial start of the golfing season. Plus with The Masters coming up followed closely by the US Open, it’s hard for golfers not to feel the lure of the fairways. 

For many golfers however, the fairways are also a place of immense frustration as they try to once again retool their swing to improve their game. STOCKTON understands and is here to help.

In this episode meet Brian Sparks, a leading golf instructor who teaches all over the world and brings his “Easiest Swing in Golf” method to you here and now.

Plus in Taking Stock, Dick looks at The Masters without four-time champ Tiger Woods in the field and also sounds off on the LPGA and why they should be embarrassed. 

 

EP4: Joe Buck

EP4: Joe Buck

“Lucky Bastard…My Life, My Dad and the Things I’m not allowed to say on TV” is the title of Joe Buck’s recently released book, and in this episode of STOCKTON!, Joe talks openly and honestly with Dick Stockton about his life, his career, the ups and downs, and what lies ahead.

A multiple Emmy winning sports play-by-play broadcaster, Joe Buck is entering his 24th year with FOX Sports and he’s half of the longest running NFL broadcast team with booth partner Troy Aikman at 15 years!

Son of broadcasting legend Jack Buck, they are the only father and son to have each called the Super Bowl on network television with Joe having just called the last Super Bowl match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. He’s also the host of “Undeniable with Joe Buck” now in its third season.

This is Joe Buck like you’ve never heard him before.

EP3: Bill Walton: Up Front and Down to Earth.

EP3: Bill Walton: Up Front and Down to Earth.

“The Grateful Red” as Bill Walton is known in some circles, is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and as he will tell you, is “the luckiest guy on the planet”.

A 3-time National College Player of the Year with UCLA, Bill Walton was also a 2-time NBA Champion, a 2-time NBA All-Star, an MVP and an NBA Finals MVP during an injury riddled 13-year career with the Portland Trailblazers, the San Diego/LA Clippers and the Boston Celtics.

In this podcast Bill Walton opens up to Dick Stockton about all phases of his life, from his UCLA playing days under famed coach John Wooden, with whom he developed a life-long friendship, to his professional career including a time when, crippled with severe back pain, he once considered suicide.

Now a successful broadcaster, Bill Walton is also a long-standing fan of The Grateful Dead as he talks about in his 2016 memoir titled: “Back from the Dead: Searching for the Sound, Shining the Light and Throwing It Down”.

 

 

 

 

Ep2: JOHN LYNCH

Ep2: JOHN LYNCH

HE used to prowl the secondary as one of the most intimidating strong safeties to ever play in the NFL.

HE was voted one of the NFL’s All-Time hardest hitters and was a 9-time Pro Bowl selection.

HE has been inducted to both the Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rings Of Honor.

HE is a Super Bowl Champion and a former FOX NFL broadcaster and now the General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers. 

From the field to the broadcast booth to the front office, HE is JOHN LYNCH and he talks one-on-one with Dick about his football career, his time in the booth and what’s ahead in his new role as GM including how he plans to reshape that storied franchise.

PLUS: the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons. But should they have? Dick looks back at the first Super Bowl overtime in NFL history in “Taking Stock”.

 

 

 

EP1: A-Rod: One-on-one like you’ve never heard him before

EP1: A-Rod: One-on-one like you’ve never heard him before

A-Rod. The nickname alone calls to mind the images, incidents and milestones of one of Major League Baseball’s most controversial players and one of its greatest performers: Alex Rodriguez.

In this episode of STOCKTON!, A-Rod opens up about a career of highs and lows, the missteps along the way, the life-changing decisions he’s had to make, and the road ahead.

A 14-time All-Star and three-time MVP, A-Rod also saw his share of controversy, not the least of which was a one-year suspension from the game he loves.

Playing for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and finally his hometown New York Yankees during a career spanning 23 years, A-Rod was arguably one of the most dangerous hitters to ever step to the plate.

This is A-Rod like you’ve never heard him before.

 

 

NFL SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes of a Game Broadcast

NFL SPECIAL: Behind the Scenes of a Game Broadcast

 

With the Super Bowl matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots approaching, it’s a chance to look back at the NFL season that was.

Each week during the NFL season you watch games broadcast on network television. But did you ever wonder what and how much preparation goes into those games?

In this episode, we go behind the scenes making you an ear-witness to some of the pre-game production elements, something that’s never been done before. Plus in “Taking Stock”, Dick takes a look at the Super Bowl halftime show, this year featuring Lady Gaga, but also looks back exploring how far halftime shows have come since the first Super Bowl.

 

Introducing Stockton!

Introducing Stockton!

Multiple award winning sports journalist Jeremy Schaap “turns the mic” on Dick Stockton in this premiere episode of STOCKTON!, allowing you to get to know more about the Hall of Fame broadcaster.

Sit back and listen as Jeremy and Dick talk about everything from Dick’s start in the business, to his legendary Carlton Fisk home run call, to their Olympic experiences and beyond.

Plus, you’ll hear a personal story about the great Arnold Palmer that’s never been told before.