Allan and Kotarski

Based in New York City, former College Baseball teammates Allan Cepeda and Thom Kotarski share their passion for all things sports and life. Allan and Kotarski air Fridays.

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Based in New York City, former College Baseball teammates Allan Cepeda and Thom Kotarski share their passion for all things sports and life. Allan and Kotarski airs Wednesdays.
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2019-06-12 19:57
last episode published
2019-05-10 16:26
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Canelo/Jacobs Recap, NBA Playoffs, Yankees Talk

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NFL Draft Recap, Baseball Check In, Dame Dolla Showed up

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MLB Talk, NBA Playoffs, LeBron, Magic, and the Lakers and D-Wade vs. Dirk

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NFL Free Agency, OBJ Trade, Giants/Jets Future, Random Basketball Talk

In this episode, we recap some of the winners and losers in NFL Free Agency. In New York, one mega star leaves, while another is coming in. How do the Giants and Jets stack up as we head into the NFL Draft and did the Giants lose the Odell Beckham, Jr....
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NFL Playoffs, Kyler Murray, MLB Free Agency

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NFL Season Review, AB and Kirk, NFL Playoffs Preview

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Baseball Trades, NBA Headlines, Week 13 NFL Picks

EPISODE 168 -- We are back and we are talking a little baseball as we recap the Yankees big trade and look at the potential blockbuster to bring Robinson Cano back to the Big Apple. There is a lot going on in the NBA through the first quarter of the se...
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World Series Recap, Yankees Need to Trade for MAD BUM, NFL Week 9 Picks

EPISODE 167 -- The World Series is over and we recap the 2018 season and give the Boston Red Sox their credit; at least one of us does. Does their 119 win campaign make them one of the top-10 teams of all time? We debate. Alex Cora was the best manager...
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MLB Playoffs, Patriots are still the Patriots, NFL Week 5 Picks

EPISODE 163 -- October means MLB Baseball and we are recapping the Wild Card play-in games and discussing what went wrong for the Chicago Cubs as they were eliminated by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Can the Indians beat the Astros and is Aaron Judg...
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Yankees Playoff Push, NFL Headlines and our Week 4 Picks

EPISODE 162 -- We are back for another Football Friday, but before we get into the NFL, we quickly check in on the New York Yankees as they get ready for their wild-card game against Oakland next week. Do they have enough to make a World Series run? Th...
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Touchdown Thursday: NFL Headlines and our Week 3 Picks

EPISODE 161 -- With the New York Jets playing on Thursday Night this week, we get you ready for Week 3 a day earlier with our Touchdown Thursday Podcast. Thom is excited for his Jets to be back on primetime and thinks this is a critical moment for rook...
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Football Friday is Back, Khalil Mack Trade, Le’Veon Bell Holdout

EPISODE 159 -- The NFL regular season is finally back and we are discussing the Thursday Night Opener in Philadelphia between the defending champion Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons. Big headlines news this week with Khalil Mack being traded to the Chica...
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Thom Gets Queso, Odell Beckham Jr. Contract, NFC Preview,

EPISODE 158 -- We start the show by breaking down the Odell Beckham Jr. contract extension with the New York Giants and what this means for the Giants future and if they can win a Super Bowl with him. The football season is almost here and we are givin...
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Oakland’s Annual Surge, MLB Headlines and our AFC Preview,

EPISODE 157 -- The Oakland Athletics are one of the hottest teams in baseball and this should come as no surprise as they prepare for a postseason run down the stretch. Does this cause trouble for the New York Yankees? We also take a look around the le...
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Tiger Woods Comeback, NY Football Rookies, NFL Sleepers and Busts, Carmelo to Houston

EPISODE 156 -- Tiger Woods is coming back to elite status, but Thom Kotarski isn't impressed. We examine Tiger's career, the impact he has had and will continue to have on the game after his recent resurgence. Sam Darnold is playing his way into the st...
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Are the Yankees Done? OBJ Contract, Urban Meyer and AL MVP Debate

EPISODE 155 -- The New York Yankees got destroyed in Boston over the weekend and there is plenty of blame to go around. We start and end with the manager, Aaron Boone, who seems to be getting away with some very bad decision making. Now that they are o...
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MLB Trade Deadline, Yankees Playoff Hopes, Training Camp Headlines

EPISODE 154 -- We are recapping and previewing the MLB Trade Deadline, so far, as we have seen more deals than usual with teams trying to bulk up for the postseason run. Who are the big winners and losers going into August and can the Yankees turn thin...
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MLB All-Star Recap, Trade Rumors, Kawhi to Toronto, LeVeon Bell Contract

EPISODE 153 -- We recap the MLB All-Star game, Home Run Derby and give props to Bryce Harper for participating and winning the derby in his home park. Did the All-Star game improve the sport to casual fans? Is Nolan Arenado a top-five third baseman, al...
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Allan in Austin, NBA Free Agency, All-Star Snubs, Trade Deadline Talk

EPISODE 152 -- We are back after a short break and officially welcome Allan Cepeda to Austin, TX as the podcast resumes. We fully recap NBA free agency, discuss what LeBron's ceiling is with the lakers and why the Spurs are doing the right thing by hol...
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Kawhi Leonard Drama, NBA Draft, Juan Soto’s Unofficial Debut

EPISODE 150 -- On our 150th episode we reflect on Allan's big week in his personal life and dissect the Kawhi Leonard drama between his camp and the San Antonio Spurs. Should the Spurs keep Kawhi even though he is unhappy or should they trade him to th...
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The Best Sports Week of 2018

EPISODE 149 -- We are back from our mini hiatus to discuss possibly the greatest sports week of 2018, so far. Justify won the Triple Crown in front of a packed Belmont Racetrack on Saturday. Thom is already predicting the Warriors will win next seasons...
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NBA Playoffs, Yankees Talk, Why Steroids Don’t Matter in the NFL, MLB Roundup

EPISODE 148 -- This week we check in on the NBA Conference Finals and examine all these crazy blowouts. Can Houston really knock off Golden State?, we discuss. The Yankees remain red hot and are only getting stronger and healthier. What do they need to...
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NBA Conference Finals Preview and The Future of Gambling in America

EPISODE 147 --The NBA Conference Finals are finally here as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are already down 0-1 to the Celtics; should we worry? History tells us not to. The main event is in the West, as we have the two heavyweights everyone ...
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Never Doubt LeBron, Thanos, Salty Quarterbacks, and Baseball Headlines

EPISODE 144 -- We examine why the NBA regular season just doesn't matter anymore with Toronto on the brink of a sweep and LeBron continuing his dominance and Golden State and Houston have commanding 3-1 leads. The Knicks have hired David Fizdale as the...
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NFL Draft Recap, NBA Playoffs and April in MLB

EPISODE 143 -- If you listen to the show, there were no surprises at the top of the NFL Draft as the Giants took Saquon Barkley and the Jets got their franchise quarterback. We break down the top picks, prospects and give our analysis about which teams...
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NBA Playoffs, MLB Rainouts and the Solution, Dez gets Cut

EPISODE 142 -- The NBA Playoffs are underway and we saw a few upsets but none bigger than the Cleveland Cavaliers losing game one to the Pacers. Are they in trouble? We discuss this and the surprising turn around of the Oklahoma City Thunder and their ...
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Yankees, Mets and MLB First Week, NBA Final Week and Everything in Between

EPISODE 141 -- Baseball has returned and there is no shortage of headlines through the first 10 games of the season. What is going on with the Yankees bullpen? How did the Mets sweep the Nationals on the road? And is Shohei Ohtani the real deal? We ans...
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Baseball’s First Week Back, Houston Won’t Rest, Final Four Talk

EPISODE 140 -- Baseball is back and we aren't happy with the Yankees opening series in Toronto. We discuss Aaron Boone's questionable decisions and how it will affect the Yankees long term. With the amount of postponements the last few days, how can ML...
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Suh Signing, OBJ Trade Talks, Final Four Preview, and our 2018 American League Preview

EPISODE 139 -- We are back with a jam-packed show as we discuss the Ndamukong Suh signing and if the Jets did the right thing by pulling their offer. The Giants continue to make headlines as they traded Jason Pierre-Paul last week and are supposedly sh...
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Jets Trade Up, Busted Brackets and 2018 National League Preview

EPISODE 138 -- Just when we thought the NFL would take a back seat to March Madness, the New York Jets trade up with the Indianapolis Colts for the 3rd overall pick in May's NFL Draft. Did they pay too much to move up three spots for a Quarterback that...
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NFL Free Ageny and NCAA Bracket Predictions

EPISODE 137 -- NFL Free Agency is here and a lot of people are getting paid; especially wide receivers. We look at the big signings, small signings and questionable signings on this NFL New Year and see who the winners and losers were as teams get read...
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Wilder/Ortiz Fight Recap, Aaron Judge Batting Leadoff, NFL Headlines

EPISODE 136 -- On this week's episode, we discuss the Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortis fight from the weekend and give our opinions as to how the heavyweight division can grab the casual fans attention again. The possibility of Yankees slugger Aaron Judge...
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NCAA Pay Scandal, NBA Chatter, MLB Headlines and NFL Scouting Combine Peview

EPISODE 135 -- A lot to cover this week as we dive into the NCAA scandal and why Arizona head coach Sean Miller will serve as a scapegoat for the bluebloods in college basketball. Should the NCAA just pay the players? We debate this ongoing drama. The ...
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NBA All Star Weekend and First Half Review, NFL and MLB News and Notes

EPISODE 134 -- The unofficial NBA halfway point is here as we get you ready for NBA All-Star Weekend and discuss the big storylines going into the second half. Is LeBron the Executive of the year and MVP? We discuss the King and the Cavaliers chances t...
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Super Bowl LII Recap, Eagles and Patriots Future, NBA Trade Deadline, Baseball Free Agency and Jimmy GQ

EPISODE 133 -- Allan and Kotarski didn't agree on who the Super Bowl champion was going to be, but both are happy with the result.  Did ANYONE in the industry have the Philadelphia Eagles beating the mighty New England Patriots by 8 points?  Allan Cepe...
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Blake Griffin Trade, Baseball News, Redskins Trade, Super Bowl Preview

EPISODE 132 -- With the NBA Trade deadline a week away, the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers made a huge trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Pistons and put the Clippers in rebuild mode. We discuss the trade, see who won it, and what other mov...
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Pat Shurmur is Official, MLB Hall of Fame, Baseball Headlines and Trades

EPISODE 131 -- Allan and Kotarski break down everything sports this week, and maybe some topics you didn't expect.  The MLB Hall Fame vote who's in, who's not, and who SHOULD have made it.  Also, the New York Football Giants have a new head coach in Pa...
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More NFL Coaching Vacancies, NBA All-Star Draft, Knicks Talk, Conference Championship Previews

EPISODE 130 -- As we head into Championship Sunday, there are still officially five NFL coaching positions still open. We look at each one, see which situation is the best and if Pat Shurmur is ready to be the next Giants head coach. Steph Curry and Le...
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Alabama Wins Another One, NFL Divisional Playoffs and Knicks Talk

EPISODE 129 -- We are back in the studio for a Football Friday episode talking Alabama and Georgia from Monday Night, as well as some NFL headlines from the past week. We discuss Jon Gruden's $100 million dollar contract and if the Raiders are the team...
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NFL Season Recap, Playoff Preview and our Super Bowl Predictions

EPISODE 128 -- We are back for our first show of 2018 and it is a Football Friday playoff edition. We discuss the 2017 NFL season, examine the open NFL head coaching vacancies and give our opinion as to which job is the best one. The Knicks are startin...
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NFL Storylines, Knicks Talk, Yankees and Mets, New Segment

EPISODE 127 -- We are back for our final episode of 2017 and talking all sports in today's show. We touch on the Pittsburgh Steelers ability to beat the New England in the playoffs after their disaster on Sunday. We check out some NFL rookie running ba...
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Everyone Hates The Yankees AGAIN, Knicks Talk and Football Week 15 Storylines

EPISODE 126 -- We are back for another Football Friday podcast but Baseball dominates this week's episode as we discuss the Giancarlo Stanton trade and everything it means for the Yankees moving forward this winter and their pursuit of Manny Machado an...
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Yankees Manager Update, College Football, Knicks Talk, NFL News and Picks

EPISODE 125 -- We are back after our mini holiday break and ready to jump right into it. The Yankees have stopped taking applications for the managerial job but did they forget about A-Rod? We discuss the candidates and give our thoughts on who should ...
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Facebook Friday, Baseball MVP’s, Knicks Talk and Week 11 NFL Picks

EPISODE 124 -- We are back for our usual Facebook LIVE episode as we discuss the MVP awards and give our opinion as to why Yankee superstar Aaron Judge only got two first-place votes as well give our thoughts on the National League MVP voting. The Knic...
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World Series Recap, Next Year’s Favorites, NFL Trades, NFL Week 9 Picks

EPISODE 122 -- We are back on Facebook Live for an in-studio episode of Allan and Kotarski. We discuss the World Series and how Houston was able to throw analytics away and ride the wave to their franchise's first championship. We look at what happened...
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Girardi Out as Manager, World Series so far, NFL Week 8 Picks

EPISODE 121 -- The New York Yankees decided to part ways with manager Joe Girardi on Thursday and they are yet to give a real reason. We give you our take on the whole situation and if attitude or analytics played a part in letting him go and what the ...
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NBA Chatter, Yankees, Dodgers and MLB Playoff Talk, Week 7 NFL Picks

EPISODE 120 --We are talking NBA in this first episode since the season tipped off this week and the big story is the season-ending leg injury to Boston Celtics superstar Gordon Hayward. We discuss the injury and look around the league and give our ear...
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Football Friday Podcast

EPISODE 119 -- We are back for part two of our Friday podcast. In this episode, we discuss FOOTBALL and more FOOTBALL. The Giants are a mess, and Allan thinks they need to fire BOTH GM Jerry Reese and Head Coach Ben McAdoo and gives his reasons why in ...
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Yankees Talk, LDS Recaps, LCS Previews

EPISODE 118 -- The New York Yankees advanced to play the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series, but it wasn't easy.  We discuss how Joe Girardi almost sent them home early but the Yankees prevailed. In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodger...
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Yankees Wild Card Game, Week 5 NFL Picks and Fantasy Advice

EPISODE 117 -- Football Friday is here and we make our Week 5 picks and give you some fantasy studs for each game as you prepare for the middle of your fantasy season. The Yankees won their wild-card game on Tuesday, but do they have a legit shot vs Cl...
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