8Sports Talk — The Maiden Voyage

The 8Sports Podcast team. (clockwise, Chip Brierre, Will Armbruster, Robb Crocker, Mitch Carr)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Welcome to the premiere of our 8News sports talk podcast, simply titled 8SportsTalk. Where Virginia born and bred sports fans, who get paid to cover sports, try to make sense of the larger world of sports. The podcast will be posted each Monday and Friday.

On this edition, 8Sports Director Mitch Carr, 8Sports Anchor Chip Brierre, Digital Content Manager Robb Crocker, and Digital Producer Will Armbruster discuss David Blatt’s firing, Super Bowl 50 storylines, Cam Newton’s celebrations, VCU and UR hoops and more.


  • David Blatt firing — Knee jerk reaction or warranted?


  • Super Bowl 50 — First (but not last) thoughts


  • Are Cam Newton’s celebrations too over the top?


  • Shootaround — VCU and UR hoops 


  • Closing thoughts


Here’s the link to the playlist that includes the full recording plus cut down segments from the full recording. Missed a show? We’ll forgive you — you can find our past podcasts here.

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