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REMINISCING WITH LEGENDARY PBP ANNOUNCER VERNE LUNDQUIST

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Verne Lundquist had a long career as a network play-by-play announcer covering a variety of sports for ABC, CBS and TNT going back to the 1970’s. He joins us to tell some stories about some of the most memorable sports moments that he covered.

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RANDY CROSS TALKS 49ERS, TREY LANCE, SUPER BOWL MEMORIES

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Randy Cross played 13 years for the 49ers and always keeps tabs on the team that he won three Super Bowls with. Today he gives his thoughts on QB Trey Lance and the Week 1 loss to the Bears and takes a trip down memory lane to talk about his playing days in San Francisco.

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RAY WOODSON ON JIMMY G STAYING WITH 49ERS, GIANTS WOES

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Ray Woodson and Joe Castellano do a thorough examination of the Niners quarterback situation now that Jimmy G remains with the team as the backup to Trey Lance. Can it work out without being a distraction or will it be a full blown soap opera? Also, what happened to the San Francisco Giants and what can they do to improve in 2023?

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SPORTS ANCHOR SCOTT REISS ON LEAVING STANFORD RADIO AND BAY AREA FOR KANSAS CITY

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

TheSportsVirus Podcast catches up with Scott Reiss, who is on his way from the Bay Area to be the sports director and main sports anchor at the CBS affiliate in Kansas City. We hear all about Scott’s career including jobs at ESPN and Stanford.  Plus, he talks about authoring an Amazon best-selling book.

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A TRIBUTE TO VIN SCULLY – RAY WOODSON MEMORIES, BOB FISHMAN’S FAVORITE CALL

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Ray Woodson joins Joe Castellano to talk about Vin Scully’s amazing sports broadcasting career after he passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94. We also hear from former legendary CBS Sports director Bob Fishman on his favorite Scully call.

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WILL CLARK’S #22 RETIRED BY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

On July 30 the San Francisco Giants retired Will Clark’s number 22 in a ceremony at Oracle Park. We hear from “Will the Thrill” as part of some conversations that Joe Castellano had with the six-time All-Star in recent years.

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LEGENDARY LA KINGS ANNOUNCER BOB MILLER REMINISCES ABOUT HIS 44-YEAR CAREER BEHIND THE MIC

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Bob Miller saw it all during his 44-year career as the play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Kings. Now the Hall of Fame broadcaster joins us to share vivid memories about his time as an NHL legend. Miller talks about his long career with the Kings from beginning (1973) to end (2017). We get to hear stories about the Triple Crown Line, the Miracle on Manchester, Wayne Gretzky and the team finally winning its first Stanley Cup championship in 2012.

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RAY WOODSON ON GIANTS HEADING TO BREAK HOT, 49ERS AND WARRIORS

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Former KNBR talk show host Ray Woodson gives his thoughts about the Giants first half, the 49ers QB situation and whether or not a Kevin Durant reunion is a good idea.

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FORMER SJ MERCURY COLUMNIST MARK PURDY ON GIANTS, A’S, SHARKS, USC/UCLA TO BIG TEN

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Mark Purdy spent 33 years as a sports columnist at the San Jose Mercury News. Today he joins us to chat about the Bay Area sports scene.  He might be retired, but he still has plenty of opinions about sports. We talk about an unhappy 4th of July outside of sports, then dive into the state of the Giants and issues with the A’s stadium project. Mark gives his thoughts about new Sharks GM Mike Grier and the future of the team. Plus, we discuss USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten Conference.

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ROY FIRESTONE ON MLB, GOLF AND HIS CAREER

Welcome to The Sports Virus Podcast

Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Roy Firestone joins TheSportsVirus Podcast to talk about his recent enshrinement into the California Sports Hall of Fame. We chat about his love of baseball which goes back to being a bat boy at Orioles spring training and developing a relationship with Hall of Famers like Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer. Roy gives his thoughts on some new baseball rules and expresses his concern for the state of professional golf with the addition of the LIV golf series. He also tells great stories about his long run as host of ESPN’s Up Close show and his role in the movie Jerry Maguire.

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