The Emmy-nominated ESPN Reporter and “Bangy Dangy” house party legend returns to The Tank and he’s not holding back! Dissatisfied with the download ranking of his previous appearance on the show (and even more dissatisfied with the fact that Seth IS satisfied with the ranking), Darlington dives in with the same fervor that has made him one of the top NFL reporters in the business.
In this episode, Jeff gives us an inside look at the mindset of journalists as it relates to developing relationships with players, commitment to accuracy, and even the current trend of postgame interviews on zoom. He also sheds light on the Dolphins 2005 team rallying cry, “Why Not Us?,” reflects on how the rest of the sports world reacted to his reports that Tom Brady would not return to the New England Patriots prior to the 2020 NFL season, explains how his refusal to plan for just about anything resulted in a shared hotel room night with fellow writer Jason Cole, and looks to one-up long-time friend, Channing Crowder, with a Matt Roth story of his own.
He’s baaaack!!! Channing Crowder sets a Fish Tank record as dives in for the third time, picking up right where he left off. Since joining OJ and Seth several years ago, the former Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators linebacker has exponentially grown his own multimedia career with his role on the I AM ATHLETE Podcast, which he co-hosts along with Brandon Marshall, Fred Taylor and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.
In this episode, Channing provides a behind the scenes look at the hit show, shares his passion for fishing, recalls a moshpit-level scuffle in a London nightclub, and makes sure not to leave without blessing us with another Matt Roth tale.
Contributors to this episode include Sean “DJ Prec” Todd and Dolphins Productions.
Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.
Jason Cole is a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector who has covered the NFL since 1992, when he began as a Miami Dolphins beat reporter for the Sun-Sentinel. In addition to the Sentinel, he has worked for The Miami Herald, Yahoo! Sports, Bleacher Report, and Fansided, where he served as Editor in Chief. Cole has authored or co-authored seven books, including his most recent project, Elway: A Relentless Life. In The Tank, Jason shares some of his favorite Zach Thomas stories, reveals the events that led to Gene Atkins taking a shot at him in the Dolphins locker room, provides his side of the story of Jimmy Johnson’s expletive-filled rant following one of his articles, and how he reacted to it, and tries to justify why he is releasing a John Elway book on Dan Marino’s birthday.
For the past 30 years, Dave Hyde has covered sports for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, providing perspective on everything from Little League Baseball to Dwyane Wade lead championship runs with the Miami Heat, and of course, Miami Dolphins football. This year, Hyde was named one of the top 10 sports columnists in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors, his 16 th time receiving this recognition. He has also authored two books, including “Still Perfect!: The Untold Story of the 1972 Miami Dolphins." In The Tank, Dave discusses the early days of his sports writing career, standing up to coaching giant Don Shula, breaking Jimmy Johnson’s spirit in an unlikely way, and being greeted in the Dolphins locker room by a NSFW message from former Fins linebacker, Bryan Cox.