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Sports Omnivore talks NFL fun and faults, World Baseball Classic, hockey & tennis


The Sports Omnivore is back on the air, with host Matt Gajtka ready to address interesting topics around the athletic world.

This week, the show starts with the NFL, as pro football is more fun to watch than ever, and Matt credits a combination of coaching innovation and player evolution for that. Still, he sees a key problem with the road to the Super Bowl.

January also means the return of big-time tennis, albeit halfway around the planet at the Australian Open. Matt explores the benefits and drawbacks of tennis starting its year in the Outback.

Also, NHL hockey is back and Matt couldn’t be happier; however, he sees a disturbing trend within the increasingly popular hockey “lifestyle” apparel market.

Finally, the World Baseball Classic is good in theory, but does it really capture the imagination of American sports fans? Does MLB have an entirely different demographic in mind when selling this oddly-timed event?

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