Let’s Talk Sports with Kanoa Leahey & Jordan Helle
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". 

Episode 29: Andrew Greif

Episode 29: Andrew Greif

August 3, 2020

The fellas talk hoops with LA Times writer and Clippers reporter, Andrew Greif, from inside the NBA bubble. Greif updates the status of the Clippers-Lakers rivalry, and gives his opinion on what makes Kawhi Leonard one of the best players in the world. Kanoa and Jordan discuss the optics of Nick Rolovich's recorded phone call with one of his WSU Cougars, in which he takes issue with the "Unity" movement among a collection of Pac12 players. Plus, reaction to the victory by Tri Bourne and Trevor Crabb on the AVP tour. And, as always, they cap the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode28: Victor Santa Cruz

Episode28: Victor Santa Cruz

July 30, 2020

Rainbow Warriors associate head coach and defensive coordinator, Victor Santa Cruz, joins the show to talk about the scheduled opening of training camp, and his memories of playing on one of the greatest teams in UH football history. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan break down the Big West Conference's announced postponement of fall sports...the Dodgers-Astros fireworks...the opening of the NBA season...and as always, they'll end the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 27: Bobby Webster, Toronto Raptors GM

Episode 27: Bobby Webster, Toronto Raptors GM

July 27, 2020

Toronto Raptors GM Bobby Webster talks to the guys from inside the NBA "bubble". The Kailua native and Iolani alum reflects on his time as a general manager and what he likes about his Raptors squad going into the NBA restart. Plus, the guys discuss their Sunday dodging Hurricane Douglas, the PacWest Conference announcement about the postponement of fall sports, the challenges already facing the MLB season, Tyson vs Jones Jr., and as always they end the show with their "Best and Worst".

Episode 26: World Surf League CEO Erik Logan

Episode 26: World Surf League CEO Erik Logan

July 17, 2020

World Surf League CEO Erik Logan joins the show to discuss the huge announcement about the cancellation of the 2020 season, as well as a revamped tour schedule for the 2021 season, which includes the men's and women's tours now opening in Hawaii. In addition, the Oklahoma City native talks about how he fell in love with surfing, his relationship with Oprah, and his connection to several island surf legends. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan break down former UH offensive lineman JR Hensley's call for the NCAA to cancel the college football season, and Dan Ige's unanimous decision loss on UFC Fight Night. And, as always...they'll share their "Best and Worst".

Episode 25: Mike Onzuka

Episode 25: Mike Onzuka

July 13, 2020

Mike Onzuka, a jiu jitsu black belt, instructor and veteran MMA judge, gets into the intricacies of judging on the heels of what many have deemed a controversial decision in Max Holloway's loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251. You might be surprised by what he says about the result of that fight. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan give their takes on UFC 251...the University of Hawaii football schedule being hammered by cancellations...and as always, their "Best and Worst".

 

Episode 24: Doug Glanville

Episode 24: Doug Glanville

July 8, 2020

MLB veteran/analyst/writer Doug Glanville expounds on what big league baseball and its players can do to confront the issue of systemic racism, and which teams may have the competitive advantage when the abbreviated season opens later this month. Plus, Kanoa and Jordan discuss the latest cancellation on the Hawaii football schedule....the viability of a spring college football season...how deserving is Pat Mahomes of his massive contract extension...and their "Best and Worst".

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