NFL Week Six | NBA Preview | MLB Postseason Continues
We're a third through the NFL season, the NBA is just starting and MLB is coming to the finish line very soon.
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In this edition of The Crossover, Chris discusses why the Eagles and Chiefs are great and why the Ravens and Packers are struggling in the worst of ways.
Also, Chris discusses how good the Warriors and Celtics looked in Tuesday's NBA season opener and why the Lakers might only have LeBron's record chase to look forward to.
Lastly, Chris explains why Major League Baseball should be happy the Phillies and Padres are playing in the NLCS and defends the new playoff format, which has led to complaints about the best team losing (sounds like they should win, right?) Less
NFL Week 5 | MLB Postseason | Deion Sanders v. SWAC | Draymond Green v. Jordan Poole | Bray Wyatt
To rough the passer, or to not rough the passer. That is the question...
The Crossover brings a packed show for your ... Moreow for your midweek listening pleasure, featuring Chris' Week 5 NFL thoughts, especially surrounding the egregious roughing the passer calls in Tampa and Kansas City.
Chris also talks Major League Baseball's successful Wild Card Round and opening to the Division Series, which could be one of baseball's best ideas yet.
Also, Deion Sanders and Alabama State head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. got into a brief argument Saturday and Chris talks about why, while ill-timed, Robinson's Prime issue could help the SWAC down the line.
Chris also talks about the Draymond Green/Jordan Poole incident and how that could hurt the Warriors' NBA title repeat hopes.
Lastly, Chris celebrates the return to WWE of Bray Wyatt, one of the most compelling athletes and characters wrestling has. Less
HBCU Football Week Six Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA
We're at the halfway point of the college football season and with so much more to be decided and so many more compellin ... Moreg games on the schedule, The Crossover prepares you for the weekend in Black College Football.
The MEAC begins conference play this weekend and outside of the usual suspects, there might be a surprise contender for the conference title. Chris talks about which team that could be as well as what the contenders need to do to secure their sports.
The SWAC East race could official end this weekend, so Chris focuses on the SWAC West, which has a surprise team at the top at the moment, but that could change.
Chris also talks about Tennessee State's struggles, Hampton's rude CAA welcome and A&T getting better as the season goes on.
In Division II, the SIAC has two great division races, but Chris explains why that could be coming to an end soon.
Lastly, the CIAA has a few unexpected teams in unexpected places, so Chris talks about who's good, who's been disappointing and who's still lurking in the shadows as a contender Less
Busy show this week on The Crossover has it all for you.
Chris discusses Week Four In the NFL, including the Philadel ... Morethe Philadelphia Eagles being the NFL's only unbeaten team, the Baltimore Ravens needing to do right by Lamar Jackson and the London folks FINALLY getting a decent game thanks to the Saints and Vikings.
Chris also talks about the Brett Favre Mississippi welfare scandal, which shows just how much white people get away with in this country.
Lastly, Chris gives props to New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who now holds the American League single-season home run record and deserves kudos for an incredible season, but not at the expense of Barry Bonds or anyone else who hit more homers during an era Major League Baseball desperately wants to forget. Less
The NFL is in full-swing, but the NBA is grabbing the headlines, good and bad and we discuss on the Crossover.
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Chris is fed up with Kyrie Irving and his anti-vaccination foolishness, while he tries to extend a little grace to Kevin Durant, who clearly needs to figure out who he is and wants to be. The Sixers feel this is the best team they've had in the Process and Chris says it's time to show and prove.
Ime Udoka messed up and Chris talks about why the treatment of women in sports is directly to blame for the current mess.
Lastly, Chris whips around the NFL with thoughts on the Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Bills and Ravens, who absolutely must pay Lamar Jackson now. Less
HBCU Football Week Four Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA
We're about a third of the way through Black College Football season with many more questions to be answered and The Cro ... Moressover is here to answer them as best we can.
Chris leads off with a preview of the MEAC's games this week and some quick insight on Virginia University of Lynchburg, who is much improved this season. Chris also discusses why A&T is desperate for a win heading into Big South play and how South Carolina State won't be so quick to let them have it.
Chris previews the SWAC schedule for the week along with some thoughts on Deion Sanders and how Jackson State could benefit from the focus just being on the field and not what "Coach Prime" says in press conferences.
Chris gives love to the SIAC, which has no shortage of contenders for its conference crown, most notably Benedict, Lane, Miles, Fort Valley State and of course Albany State.
The CIAA looks to be interesting this week and Chris talks about Bowie State getting back on track after losing to Shaw and asking the question on everybody's mind - what is happening to Winston-Salem State? Less
NFL Week Two | Herman Edwards | Aaron Judge | Las Vegas Aces | WNBA
There's a new WNBA champion, a possible Super Bowl favorite...and a really messed up way to get fired on this edition of ... More The Crossover.
Chris talks about the Buffalo Bills separating themselves from the pack early while the Eagles look the part of the contenders, the Chiefs are still good and the Lions are improving.
Chris also talks why he felt Lamar Jackson should have held out after not getting the contract he wanted (and is owed).
Chris also discusses Arizona State firing football coach Herman Edwards...ON THE FIELD.
Aaron Judge is having a great season by any standards and Chris explains why he is the undisputed American League MVP and why the Yankees absolutely should pay him this offseason.
Last but certainly not least, the Las Vegas Aces vibed their way to a WNBA title with the league MVP and Coach of the Year leading the way. Chris discusses the Aces' wild celebration, what made them great and what will make them great in the future. Less
HBCU Football Week Three Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA
It's a busy weekend in the Black College Football world, and of course The Crossover's got you covered with previews for ... More this weekend's game as well as a quick recap of a big Thursday night battle in the SIAC.
Chris begins the show with a very special announcement that you all might enjoy, then discusses the MEAC schedule which is highlighted by Howard battling Morehouse in the first ever HBCU/NY Football Classic at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. Can Howard get a win? Will Norfolk State beat Hampton in the Battle of the Bay? Just how bad will DSU take out their frustrations on Virginia-Lynchburg?
Down in the SWAC, the game of the week is Jackson State vs. Grambling State, Deion Sanders vs. Hue Jackson in what could be a SWAC title game preview. Chris has that action as well as Southern vs. Texas Southern at AT&T stadium.
The SIAC should be on notice after Benedict handled handled Savannah State Thursday night. Chris talks about that game and what it could mean for the Tigers moving forward.
Lastly, Virginia Union had the biggest upset in Division II last week and somehow did not make the national rankings. Chris discusses the Panthers' big win and the rest of the CIAA schedule, which is all inter-conference this week. Less
WNBA Playoffs | Las Vegas Aces | Connecticut Sun | Chicago Sky | Seattle Storm | NFL Preview | AEW
The NFL returns, the WNBA is close to crowning a champion and AEW is...close to losing the war vs. WWE ALREADY!
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In this edition of The Crossover, Chris previews the upcoming NFL season, featuring his picks to win each division as well as storylines of note for several teams, such as Lamar Jackson's quest to be paid, the unretirement of Tom Brady and much more.
The WNBA finals are almost set and Chris talks about the Las Vegas Aces looking like the clear cut favorites, while Connecticut and Chicago battle it out to see who will face the Aces in the finals.
Last but certainly not least, C.M. Punk STAYS in some mess and Chris explains his common denominator theory regarding Punk and AEW's uncertain future. Less
WNBA Semifinals | Florida A&M Scandal | Serena Williams
The home teams are having homecourt troubles to start the WNBA semifinals and in this edition of The Crossover, Chris di ... Morescusses the Connecticut Sun's drive to shed their overrated label, while wondering if the Chicago Sky are at the end of their run. Also, can the Las Vegas Aces get some offense from somewhere in the post and slow down the Seattle Storm? And why are the Storm so annoyingly good?
Chris also discusses the Florida A&M Football Academic Fiasco, which looks to be getting worse instead of better just in time for their biggest game of the year.
Lastly, more flowers for Serena Williams, who looks to keep her successful run at the U.S. Open alive this week. Less
HBCU Football Preview | MEAC | SWAC | Toriano Morgan | CIAA | SIAC
College football kicks off this weekend and the Crossover is kicking it off with our first ever HBCU Football preview.
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Chris takes a look at the 2022 season in advance, starting with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, who's looking to get on solid ground while searching for new members. Chris also discusses what makes the Southwestern Athletic Conference the leader in HBCU football currently.
We also have a special interview with Edward Waters head coach Toriano Morgan, a former captain at Tennessee State University and veteran HBCU football coach who is looking forward to building something special in his home state of Florida.
Chris also discusses the Division II HBCU conferences, starting with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the quest to dethrone Bowie State, while giving props to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as an organization on the rise. Less
The WNBA regular season belongs to history and the playoffs are a chance for one of eight teams to make their own histor ... Morey. On this edition of the Crossover, Chris previews and predicts the first round of the WNBA playoffs, which have a unique scheduling quirk and a pair of interesting first round matchups.
Also on the show, we're coming down the home stretch of the Major League Baseball regular season and Chris discusses each team's chances of making it to October, and why the San Diego Padres might be missing out because they're missing one of their stars.
Lastly, Bronny James threw down a great dunk overseas this week. So why is Skip Bayless trolling a teenager? Chris has some thoughts on that as well. Less
WNBA Playoff Picture | Kevin Durant | Serena Williams
The final countdown is on for the WNBA playoffs and on this edition of The Crossover, Chris breaks down the chances for ... Morethe final five WNBA teams fighting for two playoffs, including the Los Angeles Sparks, who are at a disadvantage because of the league's travel policy foolishness.
Also, Chris talks about Kevin Durant's renewed trade request and how it's still important players have a say in where they want to play and who they want to play with, complete with a little history lesson.
Last but certainly not least, Chris gives props, flowers, credit, kudos, all the above to the GOAT of tennis, Serena Williams, who announced she'll be stepping away from the game after the U.S. Open. Less
WWE Summer Slam | Deshaun Watson | WNBA Playoff Chase | Bill Russell
Change has come to WWE! In this edition of the Crossover, Chris recaps the stellar Summer Slam card, including a timely ... Morerevival of the WWE women's division and how everybody who performed on Saturday came out looking better than they were thanks to Triple H's guidance.
Chris also discusses the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, explaining why it's not nearly enough for the atrocities he committed against various masseuses.
The WNBA playoff chase is coming down to the wire, with five teams already in and six more fighting for three playoff spots. How will it play out? Chris has a guess.
Last but certainly not least, The Crossover says farewell to one of the greatest people we've been blessed to share this Earth with, Mr. Bill Russell, not just a basketball legend but a wonderfully complex and thoughtful human being. Less
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