Upon Further Review

Upon Further Review

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Great Sports What-ifs with Mike Pesca


What if Tom Brady Never Became The Patriots’ Quarterback?
Jun 12, 2018 • 28 min
Live from the airwaves of WRNT, the 50,000 watt scorching (yet fictitious) voice of Boston sports radio….it’s The Dougie and The Donk Show. On today’s episode we take a trip to a fantastical football universe. A new TV special about a notorious 2001…
What If the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Had Lost the Women’s World Cup?
Jun 5, 2018 • 29 min
What if Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final had bounced off the crossbar resulting in defeat? Just imagine the devastating fallout. There would be no thriving women’s professional league, women’s soccer…
What If the Dodgers Hadn’t Left Brooklyn?
May 29, 2018 • 21 min
It’s 2018 and after decades of threatening to do so the Dodgers are finally leaving Brooklyn. What will this mean for the vibrant cultural scene and local economy? Or is it possible nobody will even notice since the Brooklyn Nets dominate this hoops and…
BONUS: Jesse Eisenberg meets Dan Majerle
May 27, 2018 • 16 min
An update on the 1993 letter a young Jesse Eisenberg sent to his NBA hero Dan Majerle. 25 years after Eisenberg wrote that fan letter, he and Majerle were brought together to talk about it on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.
The Fan Letter That Doomed the Phoenix Suns
May 22, 2018 • 22 min
Actor Jesse Eisenberg revisits a painful chapter of his youth when his beloved basketball team, the Phoenix Suns, lost to the Chicago Bulls in the final seconds of Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals. Wracked by guilt at the possibility that his fan letter to…
What If Nixon Had Been Good At Football?
May 15, 2018 • 24 min
Football really mattered to Richard Nixon. Only one problem — he sucked at it. That frustration fueled a persecution complex that would eventually bring down his presidency. How would history be different had Nixon been more than just a tackle dummy on…
Introducing Upon Further Review
May 7, 2018 • 2 min
From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slatepodcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee’s call had just gone the other way. Upon Further Review is a limited edition Slate…