Michael Bari Show Daily Saturday Special – NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup Playoffs, NFL Draft


April 27th, 2019

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Special Saturday Edition


  • The Nielsen and Adobe Analytics reports this week’s double-overtime Game 7 between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals averaged a TAD of 1.750 million viewers, making it the most-watched First Round cable game on record.
  • The state legislatures in Indiana and Iowa both passed bills that would legalize sports gambling once they secure governor approval.
  • 150,000 fans from all over the country turned out for last night’s first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
  • Did you know while playing basketball at Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, New England Patriots first round draft pick N’Keal Harry broke a backboard while dunking in a game.
  • Fox signed a new seven-year media rights deal with MLB beginning with the 2022 season that is worth almost 50% more than its current eight-year deal with baseball on an annual average rights fee basis. That bodes well for subsequent deals with baseball’s other national media partners, WarnerMedia’s TBS and Walt Disney’s ESPN.


  • 1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
  • 1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1982 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson



Behind Kevin Durant’s NBA Playoff career-high 50 points (15-26 FG, 6-14 3pt FG), 6 rebounds and 5 assists, the Warriors defeated the Clippers tonight in Los Angeles 129-110. The Warriors win the series 4-2 and advance to the Western Conference Semifinals where they will face the Houston Rockets. Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard (50 points vs. Oklahoma City on April 23) are the first pair of players to record 50+ points in series-clinching games in the same NBA Playoffs round.


Brent Burns notched a goal and three assists to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory in Game 1 against the Colorado Avalanche.

Jordan Staal scored the game-winning goal in overtime and Petr Mrazek had a 31-save shutout as the Hurricanes beat the Islanders in Game 1, 1-0.


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