Let’s Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey & Jordan Helle
Episode39: Erik Shoji

Episode39: Erik Shoji

September 16, 2020

Professional volleyball player Erik Shoji joins the show from Russia, where he's embarking on another season of competition. The U.S. national team libero from Hawaii discusses his journey in the sport, and his concern over his alma mater, Stanford, eliminating its men's volleyball program. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan talk about the Nuggets' incredible upset of the Clippers in the NBA Playoffs, the top storylines from the first week of the NFL season, Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo taking on the Pentagon, the Diamond Head Classic being reportedly relocated to Orlando, and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 38: Quarterback Guru Vince Passas

Episode 38: Quarterback Guru Vince Passas

September 8, 2020

Quarterback Guru Vince Passas talks about the long list of successful QB's he's worked with including Marcus Mariota and Tua Tagovailoa, and what motivates him to cultivate such young, aspiring talent. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss Tua being named the backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Miami...the historic nature of the BYU vs Navy matchup on Labor Day...the University of Hawaii extending its television rights deal with Spectrum...and as always, their "Best and Worst".

Episode 37: Corey Williams

Episode 37: Corey Williams

September 3, 2020

Former Arizona basketball standout and ESPN analyst Corey Williams describes what made the late Lute Olson such a legendary coach, and shares his thoughts on what the upcoming college hoops season might look like. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss the latest the NBA playoffs and the trend of Hawaii prep football athletes playing on the mainland amid the Covid pandemic. And as always, they share their "Best and Worst" to end the show.

Episode 36: Vai Sikahema

Episode 36: Vai Sikahema

August 31, 2020

Polynesian Football Hall of Famer Vai Sikahema joins the show to dicuss the impact of island culture on the sport of football and the legacy being established by the Polynesian Bowl. He also shares his thoughts about what's next for him following his impending retirement from NBC10 in Philadelphia after working over 25 years as a sports and news anchor. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan break down the NBA playoffs, the Miami Dolphins latest QB situation, the Jaguars waiving Leonard Fournette, and their "Best and Worst".

Episode 35: Matt Youmans - Sports Betting Expert

Episode 35: Matt Youmans - Sports Betting Expert

August 28, 2020

Editor for the Vegas Stats & Information Network and ESPN contributor Matt Youmans joins the show to talk about the impact this unique year has had on sports gambling in Las Vegas and the chances of the Raiders turning to Marcus Mariota at some point this season. He also delivers a few NFL betting nuggets for the listeners. Kanoa and Jordan discuss the NBA's boycott in the name of social justice. Could we see pro rugby in Hawaii? And as always, the fellas share their "Best and Worst".

Episode 34: Kai Kamaka III - The Fighting Hawaiian

Episode 34: Kai Kamaka III - The Fighting Hawaiian

August 20, 2020

Fresh off his victorious UFC debut, Kai Kamaka III joins the show to discuss the fight, his incredible approach to conditioning, and the MMA family legacy from which he comes. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan react to the Tennessee Titans waiving former UH quarterback Cole McDonald, whether the LA teams are in real danger in the NBA bubble, the health issues mounting in college football, and their "Best and Worst".

Episode 33: Parker McLachlin

Episode 33: Parker McLachlin

August 18, 2020

Punahou alum and former PGA Tour winner Parker McLachlin joins the show to talk about making his commentating debut on PGA Tour Live last week. He also gives his opinion of the state of golf and the tour, while hinting at his newly invented wedge tool that he says will help amateur golfers. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss Jon Gruden's comments lauding the play of Marcus Mariota...Kai Kamaka III's impressive UFC victory...whether Fernando Tatis Jr. needed to apologize for violating an unwritten rule of baseball...and their favorites in the NBA Playoffs. As always, they cap the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 32: Blane Gaison

Episode 32: Blane Gaison

August 14, 2020

ILH Executive Director Blane Gaison joins the podcast to discuss the postponement of most fall prep sports in Hawaii and when he thinks we might be able to see a return to action. He also talks about being the presumed answer to a classic Hawaii sports trivia question. Kanoa and Jordan also address the fractured state of college football and whether a national championship under these circumstances would be considered tainted. Plus, they name the NBA bubble MVP, and as always end the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 31:Hawaii Football Postponed

Episode 31:Hawaii Football Postponed

August 11, 2020

Kanoa and Jordan discuss the announcement by the Mountain West Conference, effectively cancelling football in the fall. This episode also features reaction from UH President David Lassner, Athletics Director David Matlin, and head football coach, Todd Graham. The fellas celebrate Collin Morikawa's win at the PGA Championship and his family ties to the islands. Plus, another MLB scrap, Draymond Green says Kevin Durant is the best scorer ever, and the guys end the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 30: Tri Bourne

Episode 30: Tri Bourne

August 6, 2020

Beach volleyball pro Tri Bourne joins the show, fresh off his cathartic victory with teammate and fellow Hawaii boy Trevor Crabb at the AVP Porsche Cup. He talks about their Olympic hopes and how he overcame an autoimmune disease that threatened his career. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan react to the HHSAA's decision to postpone several fall sports, including prep football and girls volleyball, to 2021. They set the over-under on how many of the Mountain West-approved 10-game schedule the Hawaii football team will actually play. And, as always, the fellas wrap up the show with their "Best and Worst". 

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