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Skillz And 95.7 The Game

"I'd like to live like a poor man—only with lots of money." -- Pablo Picasso

As an avid listener of local (San Francisco Bay Area) sports talk station 95.7 The Game, I've been compelled to share my (unsought) opinions a time or two through the years. Sometimes I make sense, and sometimes I'm an idiot. But consistently, I'm original.

Below are clips of all 36 of my appearances on The Game. Disclaimer: for the first three or four calls especially, I was EXTREMELY nervous to go on the air and you can hear it in my shaky voice...apologies.

Even further below are the funniest (IMHO) quips, retorts, stories and malaprops that help keep me coming back to The Game 11+ years and counting.

4/27/2023Skillz On The Morning Roast
00:00 / 01:57

Skillz tells Bonta Hill and Joe Shasky that Jayson Tatum's stock fell after the 2022 NBA Finals, and that Kevon Looney was inexplicably excluded from 2022-23 Panini NBA Hoops.

4/26/2023Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 02:39

Skillz tells Mark Willard and Dan Dibley that he's considering eating expired hot dogs he found. Skillz also hits Dibs with a surprise apology before heaping praise on Kevon Looney.

4/23/2023Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:22

Skillz tells John Dickinson that had the Kings capitalized on Steph Curry's late-game mistake and won Game 4, Golden State would have almost surely been toast.

4/18/2023Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 01:36

Skillz tells Dan Dibley and John Dickinson that the Warriors' poor play in Game 2 against Sacramento led to him destroying his TV tray in frustration.

4/8/2023Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 02:48

Skillz tells John Dickinson and Whitey Gleason of Warriors This Week that Kevon Looney can pass and that Moses Moody, despite his inconsistency, is a good player.

4/4/2023Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:26

Skillz tells John Dickinson of Warriors Wrap-Up that he didn't expect much from the Warriors without Klay Thompson tonight. Skillz also asks JD how far he thinks GS can go in the playoffs.

4/3/2023Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 02:06

Skillz is the first to wish Mark Willard and Dan Dibley well in their new time slot. Skillz then goes on to question why Farhan Zaidi rejects healthy players and signs injured ones.

1/25/2023Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 02:04

Skillz tells Damon Bruce & Ray Ratto that talking heads need to give the 49ers more of a chance against the Eagles, and that the 49ers can't waste turnover/safety opportunities.

1/23/2023Skillz On The Game At Night
00:00 / 01:33

Skillz tells Dan Devone & Allen Stiles that the 49ers defense sometimes seems like it "sets up" other teams in the first half of games, then drops the hammer later on.

1/2/2023Skillz On Steiny & Guru
00:00 / 01:45

Skillz tells Dan Devone & Evan Giddings that the 49ers have won many different ways and have as good a shot at winning Super Bowl 57 as anybody.

12/27/2022Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:19

Skillz tells John Dickinson how pleased he is with the 1Q efforts of Klay Thompson, the hustle of Moses Moody and the 4Q play of Jonathan Kuminga after GS beats CHA 110-105.

12/27/2022Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 01:37

Skillz tells John Dickinson and Larry Krueger that Kyle Shanahan really needs to quit running his QB's and RB's up the middle so often.

12/25/2022Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:30

Skillz tells John Dickinson how important it was to beat the Grizzlies, even if the Warriors lost every other game on the homestand. 

11/5/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 01:31

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson that no recent championship winner/contender has successfully won while trying to integrate as many youngsters as the Warriors are.

10/30/2022Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:49

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason that he isn't overreacting about the Warriors' early-season struggles, and also gives his opinions on why they're struggling and how to fix it.

10/29/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 01:35

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson that no one else seems to remember the Miami Heat fighting with themselves in March 2022, and gives Steph Curry some props.

10/25/2022Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 01:40

Skillz tells John Dickinson that someone of Devin Booker's caliber has no business stepping up to a four-time champ like Klay Thompson.

10/21/2022Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 01:57

Skillz tells Damon Bruce & Ray Ratto that he needs some of Mark Ibanez's positivity, even after the acquisition of Christian McCaffrey.

9/19/2022Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 01:27

Skillz tells Mark Willard & Dan Dibley a Hangin With Mr. Cooper anecdote relative to the 2022 49ers, and is the first to congratulate Dibs on his child's birth.

9/10/2022Skillz On w/JD & Whitey
00:00 / 01:27

Skillz is mistaken for "Phil" by Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson, never corrects anyone, and goes on to lament the lack of managerial power in today's MLB. 

8/29/2022Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 01:58

Skillz is barely allowed to speak by Mark Willard & Larry Kreuger, and doesn't get to make his full points about the mediocre Giants.

8/11/2022Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 00:52

Skillz is the first to tell Damon Bruce (& Ray Ratto) congratulations on reaching 4,000 shows.

8/6/2022Skillz On w/JD & Kyle
00:00 / 01:31

Skillz tells John Dickinson & Kyle Madson that he's excited about the 2022 49ers and comments on Trey Lance's expectations.

8/5/2022Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 01:39

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & Dan Dibley that the Giants put out their "fire" with a bottle of Dasani at the Deadline, and compares the 2022 Giants to the 1994 Giants.

8/2/2022Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 01:16

Skillz (with a Z) tells Damon Bruce & Ray Ratto that the Giants will not make the playoffs and that the Rays did more at the Deadline. He also gives Ray some love.

7/18/2022Skillz On Damon & Ratto
00:00 / 01:53

Skillz tells Damon Bruce & Larry Krueger about an upcoming SoCal trip, and asks if he should rock Giants gear at Dodger Stadium. He also gives Larry some love.

7/5/2022Skillz On Willard & Dibs
00:00 / 02:10

Skillz tells Mark Willard & Dan Dibley that he's a fan of both, and that the Giants' awful defense is going to keep them out of the postseason.

6/11/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 02:01

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson that, hopefully, Draymond Green's poor play is due to injury, and warns the Celtics to quit rolling on Steph Curry's ankles OR ELSE.

5/28/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 01:50

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason (& John Dickinson) that he's more than a "backup DJ", and that Draymond Green's Heat comments shouldn't be generating so much, uh, "heat".

4/30/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 00:38

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson how excited he is about the upcoming playoff series between the Warriors and their new rivals, the Grizzlies.

4/9/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 01:06
3/5/2022Skillz On Warriors This Week
00:00 / 01:10

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson to not mess with Nikola Jokic, and that Steve Kerr should remain the Warriors coach for the foreseeable future.

Skillz tells Whitey Gleason & John Dickinson that the Warriors will be okay, but that if he were coach, there'd be limitiations imposed on shooting 3's. Also, a trade proposition.

5/20/2021Skillz On The Final Word
00:00 / 01:15

Skillz tells Ryan Covay & John Dickinson four things from the play-in game that he can't believe aren't being discussed. Skillz also eats humble pie for underestimating LeBron James.

5/17/2021Skillz On The Final Word
00:00 / 00:58

Skillz tells Ryan Covay & John Dickinson that the Final Word opening is the best, and that the Warriors shouldn't be all that concerned about LeBron James in the play-in game. (For real)

5/10/2021Skillz On Warriors Wrap-Up
00:00 / 00:48

Skillz tells Ryan Covay & John Dickinson that Kevon Looney's late-game defense against Utah deserves praise—then his line cuts out. A LANDline, no less...

4/20/2021Skillz On The Final Word