Thom Loverro's Cigars and Curveballs

In the podcast, "Cigars and Curveballs," veteran sports analyst Thom Loverro selects subjects from his extensive career in print, online and broadcast journalism to deliver engaging conversations each week.
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Apr 5, 2017

From April, 5, 2017: Remembering the 30 year anniversary of the Super Fight between Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard, Thom chats with boxing advisor Ollie Dunlap about his career and working with Mr. Leonard over the years. Mr. Dunlap also offers his perspective on Mr. Leonard's loss to Roberto Duran, and his experiences at Fight Night D.C. as well as being on Redskins practice squad.

Mar 29, 2017

From Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Thom is joined by local broadcasting legend Andy Ockershausen as he talks about the transformation of DC over the decades, the old media landscape, seeing Joe Namath play in Alexandria and more.

Mar 22, 2017

From Wednesday, March 22, 2017: As Major League Baseball's opening day approaches, Thom chats with Nationals manager Dusty Baker about what he learned from Tommy Lasorda as well as if the Nats moved on from last year's playoff loss, managing in the final year of his contract, and if Mr. Baker believes he should be in the Hall of Fame?

Mar 15, 2017

From Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Thom chats with former Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte on his time in Washington, going from a 7th round pick to a starter, playing for numerous NFL teams, and of course, the infamous head-butt.

Mar 8, 2017

From Wednesday, March 8, 2017: With the NCAA Tournament beginning in March, there is no better time for Thom to catch up with National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams. They discuss his career, including taking Maryland to the 2002 NCAA National Championship, how he got his start in coaching, and his thoughts on the 3-point shot.

Mar 1, 2017

From Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Thom brings on DC native and long time actor Jonathan Banks for the latest episode. Jonathan is best known for his instant classic role as Mike Ehrmantraut on "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul."

Feb 22, 2017

From Wednesday, February 22, 2017: Thom is joined by longtime Newark sports columnist and author Jerry Izenberg to talk about the release of his new book on heavyweight boxers "Once There Were Giants." And, don't miss Mr. Izenberg's Mike Tyson story!

Feb 15, 2017

From Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Thom is joined by legendary sports broadcaster Warner Wolf to talk about highlights of his illustrious career in radio and television that includes the trademark catch phrase, "Let's go to the videotape!"

Feb 8, 2017

From Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Thom chats with former Washington Nationals and now Los Angeles Angels infielder Danny Espinosa about his time in Washington, the division titles, and even his thoughts on Jonathan Papelbon.

Feb 2, 2017

From Wednesday, February 1, 2017: As we approach a possible NFL Hall of Fame announcement, Thom replays his conversation with three time Redskins' Super Bowl champ Joe Jacoby about his time as a Hog and more.

Jan 26, 2017

From Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Thom is joined by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

Jan 18, 2017

From Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Thom is joined by DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director Smith of the NFL Players Association, for a wide ranging discussion on negotiations he's had with league owners and what's important for Union members moving forward.

Jan 11, 2017

From Wednesday, January 11, 2017: As inauguration nears, Thom chats with Charlie Brotman, the longtime announcer for the Inaugural Parade since 1957 who was replaced for this year by President-elect Trump. They also talk about his expansive career in D.C. sports.

Jan 4, 2017

From Wednesday, January 4, 2017: As the Redskins season comes to an end, Thom breaks it down with legendary Redskin Joe Theismann, the franchise's first Super Bowl winning quarterback.

Dec 28, 2016

From Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Thom is joined by veteran sportscaster Tim Ryan and he also runs through his 2017 MLB Hall of Fame ballot.

Dec 21, 2016

From Wednesday, December 21, 2016: D.C. Council member Jack Evans talks to Thom about his long career, the Washington area's pursuit of landing baseball, and other local matters.

Dec 14, 2016

From Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Thom welcomes former Redskins legendary quarterback Billy Kilmer. They talk about a variety of issues including his battle with Sonny Jurgensen and other memories from his illustrious career.

Dec 7, 2016

From Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Thom is joined by Washington Nationals star pitcher and this year's Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer to talk about his 20-win season, his two career no hitters and more.

Nov 30, 2016

From Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Thom chats with former star running back Joe Washington. His NFL career highlights included four years with the Washington Redskins and a legendary "Monday Night Football" game as a member of the Baltimore Colts.

Nov 23, 2016

From Wednesday, November 23, 2016: Thom goes all in on Dallas week as he chats with former Redskins defensive tackle Diron Talbert who shares his many memories of the rivalry and his time in Washington.

Nov 16, 2016

From Wednesday, November 16, 2016: Thom is joined by World Series winning manager Lou Piniella as he looks back at his long career in baseball, both on and off the field.

Nov 9, 2016

From Wednesday, November 9, 2016: Thom chats with writer Robert Ward on his career that includes novels and writing for "Hill Street Blues." Mr. Ward also discusses his experiences on being born and raised in Baltimore.

Nov 1, 2016

From Tuesday, November 1, 2016: Thom chats with renowned actor and die-hard Cubs fan Joe Mantegna.

Oct 26, 2016

From Wednesday, October 26, 2016: Thom is joined by longtime MLB public relations aficionado Dr. Charles Steinberg to discuss his career that includes stops in Baltimore and Boston overlapping with Theo Epstein.

Oct 19, 2016

From Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Thom chats with former MLB reliever and National Ray King about his career and the current bullpen revolution seen in this October's playoffs.

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