Yoenis CespedesMike Stobe/Getty ImagesRob Dibble tells the guys that the Mets responded perfectly to controversy.

ESPN 97.9's Rob Dibble dishes on the Mets' Game 3 victory over the Dodgers including Don Mattingly's decision not to play Chase Utley and Matt Harvey's performance. Plus, he talks Cubs-Cardinals and who will advance to the ALCS. Dibble Baseball Tonight »

ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian shares that he was shocked at managerial decisions last night in the playoffs including Don Mattingly not starting Chase Utley and John Gibbons pitching David Price out of the bullpen. Plus, he discusses if he thinks that Clayton Kershaw can win Game 4 for the Dodgers. Kurkjian

ESPN MLB analyst Aaron Boone discusses the Cubs' Game 3 victory over the Cardinals including the poise of their rookies. Plus, he weighs in on the postseason perils of Clayton Kershaw, David Price and the firing Steve Sarkisian at USC. Boone

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Stepping Down


Steve Spurrier AP Photo/John BazemorePaul Finebaum wasn't surprised by Steve Spurrier's abrupt retirement.

SEC Network's Paul Finebaum shares his takes on the firing of Steve Sarkisian from USC, Steve Spurrier's decision to retire at South Carolina, the suspension of Florida QB Will Grier for performance enhancing drugs and more. Finebaum Championship Drive »

ESPN 710's Marcellus Wiley weighs in on Steve Sarkisian's firing from USC. He feels that it is a "shame" for the Trojan players to not have a place to look to for leadership and that the timing couldn't have been worse. Wiley

Video Highlights


• CC thinks being fired from USC was the best thing to ever happen to Steve Sarkisian.

• Cris Carter believes the Steelers made the right decision to go for a touchdown as opposed to a field goal at the end of Monday night's game against the Chargers.

• Rob Dibble and Cris Carter disagree with Don Mattingly's decision to not start Chase Utley in Monday night's game against the Mets.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott congratulated the Astros on making it to the ALCS on twitter, only to see the Royals come back and win the game.

• Paul Finebaum analyzes USC's decision to fire Steve Sarkisian and takes a look at who may be the next coach.

• Finebaum reflects on the career of Steve Spurrier who just announced his retirement from coaching, including a jab he once took at Peyton Manning.

• Paul Finebaum shares his thoughts on why Steve Spurrier decided to leave South Carolina.

• Finebaum thinks despite losing Will Grier for the season, Florida will still make it to the SEC Championship game.

• Tim Kurkjian doesn't think the Mets will forget about what Chase Utley did and will retaliate at some point next season.

• Kurkjian can't beleive the Blue Jays pitched David Price for three innings in Game 4 and that manager John Gibbons said Price won't pitch in Game 5.

• Tim Kurkjian explains what makes Cubs GM Theo Epstein so successful.

• Kurkjian predicts David Price won't forget about happened in Game 4 and will decide to leave the Blue Jays this offseason.

• Cris Carter details why he believes Will Grier's one-year suspension was too excessive.

Too Late


Ruben Tejada, Chase UtleySean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesBuster Olney tells the guys about Chase Utley's slide into Ruben Tejada, Utley's suspension and more.

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney talks about Chase Utley's slide into Ruben Tejada, the message the league sent with Utley's suspension and whether the Mets will retaliate. Olney Baseball Tonight »

1986 World Series champion Ron Darling gives his takes on the Chase Utley slide that injured Ruben Tejada, Utley's subsequent suspension and the pressure placed on Matt Harvey. Darling

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All Figured Out?


Peyton ManningEzra Shaw/Getty ImagesHerm Edwards tells the guys about what teams are doing to limit Peyton Manning and much more.

ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards discusses Jim Harbaugh's impact at Michigan, the effect of Steve Sarkisian's problems on USC and what teams are doing to limit Peyton Manning. Edwards Football Today »

ESPN 1000 in Chicago's Tom Waddle weighs in on Andy Dalton's growth, the Falcons' win over the Redskins and the Cubs' chances to beat the Cardinals in the NLDS. Waddle

ESPN NFL analyst Cris Carter covers the Broncos' ability to protect Peyton Manning, the Bengals' improvement, the Falcons' culture change and Steve Sarkisian's problems with alcoholism. Carter

Stepping Away


Steve Sarkisian, Pat Haden
Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsDanny Kanell covers USC's outlook.

ESPN Radio's Danny Kanell offers his insights on Steve Sarkisian's leave of absence, what Texas' win over Oklahoma means for Charlie Strong, Michigan's turnaround around Jim Harbaugh and Nick Chubb's injury. Kanell

-Championship Drive »

Video Highlights


• The guys break down the Giants' win over the 49ers and what this means moving forward for them in the NFC East.

• Greeny and Golic react to Steve Sarkisian's indefinite leave of absence from USC.

• Greeny explains why he sees no issue with Chase Utley's slide and delves into the officiating of the play.

• Buster Olney covers whether Chase Utley's suspension appeal will be expedited and Utley's chances to win the case.

• Olney discusses the likelihood that Matt Harvey will throw at Dodgers players to retaliate for Chase Utley's slide.

• Tom Waddle breaks down the Seahawks' performance in their OT loss to the Bengals.

• Waddle compliments Chip Kelly for finally figuring out an offensive game plan that worked for the Eagles.

• Waddle believes the Broncos' defense has carried the team in spite of Peyton Manning's underwhelming performance this season.

• Waddle explains how the Falcons' defense took over in light of the team's offensive struggles in their OT win over the Redskins.

• Danny Kanell gives his takes on Texas' win over Oklahoma.

• The guys and Kanell examine Michigan's season and Jim Harbaugh's turnaround of the program.

• Kanell reacts to Nick Chubb's season-ending injury and more.

• Greeny and Golic share their thoughts on Hector Rondon's incident in the bullpen bathroom during Game 1 of the NLDS.