On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran has an interview with WIVB-TV Channel 4 Buffalo sports reporter, Nick Filipowski.  They chat about Filopowski’s childhood and being born into a military family that had him living quite literally all over the world during his youth, including a decade of  residence in Japan.

The two discuss many topics, ranging from Nick’s obsession with landing a Tony Gwynn rookie baseball card, going to the University of Nebraska for college, what led to him deciding he wanted to become a broadcast sports journalist and all of the jobs that led him from Nebraska to Iowa and eventually Buffalo.

Nick also speaks on leaving Channel 7 for Channel 4 last year, why he loves Buffalo so much and some takes on the sports media before concluding with Moran’s Mini-Lightning Round, which reveals among other things Filipowski’s favorite athlete, sports movie, city to visit, Twitter handle and three dinner guests from any era he’d love to have it as his table.

You can follow Nick on Twitter @News4_Nick and check out some of his digital work at wivb.com.

After that Joe (@BuffaloWins) from New York City returns for another “Run-In With Joe” segment.  Today they’re talking about if the Buffalo Bills should be looking to keep or trade running back Lesean McCoy, whether Josh Allen is better off taking rookie lumps now or sitting on the sidelines to develop before both Joe and Moran come up with a Mt. Rushmore of all-time NFL quarterbacks and Joe hits his finisher on Making Nuances Great Again.

Finally, this episode marks the launch what will be a recurring series of original music played by deserving artists to end the show. Today’s episode ends with a tracked called “Welcome Home” by Caitlin Koch.  You can read her bio as well as check out tour dates, news and music by visiting her website at CaitlinKoch.com.


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