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The Crossover with Chris Stevens

By: Chris Stevens


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  • NFL Week Six | NBA Preview | MLB Postseason Continues

    We're a third through the NFL season, the NBA is just starting and MLB is coming to the finish line very soon. In thi ... Morer /> In this edition of The Crossover, Chris discusses why the Eagles and Chiefs are great and why the Ravens and Packers are struggling in the worst of ways.

    Also, Chris discusses how good the Warriors and Celtics looked in Tuesday's NBA season opener and why the Lakers might only have LeBron's record chase to look forward to.

    Lastly, Chris explains why Major League Baseball should be happy the Phillies and Padres are playing in the NLCS and defends the new playoff format, which has led to complaints about the best team losing (sounds like they should win, right?) Less

  • HBCU Football Week Seven Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    Getting closer to separation Saturday in HBCU football and the Crossover breaks down Week Seven's games for you as only ... MoreChris Stevens can.

    Chris begins with North Carolina Central's big win over Morgan State and why more people should be talking about NCCU quarterback Davius Richard as one of the best in the country.

    The SWAC has some intrigue on and off the field as an embarrassing cancellation has Chris wondering why we're still doing classics in the first place.

    Chris also discusses the chances for victory for the three D1 HBCUs not in HBCU conferences and expresses when Tennessee State should give Eddie George a fair chance.

    The game of the week in the SIAC is Benedict at Albany State and Chris shares why the loser of this game can still have a good season.

    The CIAA game of the week is Virginia Union at Bowie and Chris explains why this is the moment of truth for Virginia Union...and the CIAA as a whole Less

  • NFL Week 5 | MLB Postseason | Deion Sanders v. SWAC | Draymond Green v. Jordan Poole | Bray Wyatt

    To rough the passer, or to not rough the passer. That is the question... The Crossover brings a packed show for your ... Moreow for your midweek listening pleasure, featuring Chris' Week 5 NFL thoughts, especially surrounding the egregious roughing the passer calls in Tampa and Kansas City.

    Chris also talks Major League Baseball's successful Wild Card Round and opening to the Division Series, which could be one of baseball's best ideas yet.

    Also, Deion Sanders and Alabama State head coach Eddie Robinson Jr. got into a brief argument Saturday and Chris talks about why, while ill-timed, Robinson's Prime issue could help the SWAC down the line.

    Chris also talks about the Draymond Green/Jordan Poole incident and how that could hurt the Warriors' NBA title repeat hopes.

    Lastly, Chris celebrates the return to WWE of Bray Wyatt, one of the most compelling athletes and characters wrestling has. Less

  • HBCU Football Week Six Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    We're at the halfway point of the college football season and with so much more to be decided and so many more compellin ... Moreg games on the schedule, The Crossover prepares you for the weekend in Black College Football.

    The MEAC begins conference play this weekend and outside of the usual suspects, there might be a surprise contender for the conference title. Chris talks about which team that could be as well as what the contenders need to do to secure their sports.

    The SWAC East race could official end this weekend, so Chris focuses on the SWAC West, which has a surprise team at the top at the moment, but that could change.

    Chris also talks about Tennessee State's struggles, Hampton's rude CAA welcome and A&T getting better as the season goes on.

    In Division II, the SIAC has two great division races, but Chris explains why that could be coming to an end soon.

    Lastly, the CIAA has a few unexpected teams in unexpected places, so Chris talks about who's good, who's been disappointing and who's still lurking in the shadows as a contender Less

  • NFL Week 4 | Brett Favre | Aaron Judge

    Busy show this week on The Crossover has it all for you. Chris discusses Week Four In the NFL, including the Philadel ... Morethe Philadelphia Eagles being the NFL's only unbeaten team, the Baltimore Ravens needing to do right by Lamar Jackson and the London folks FINALLY getting a decent game thanks to the Saints and Vikings.

    Chris also talks about the Brett Favre Mississippi welfare scandal, which shows just how much white people get away with in this country.

    Lastly, Chris gives props to New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who now holds the American League single-season home run record and deserves kudos for an incredible season, but not at the expense of Barry Bonds or anyone else who hit more homers during an era Major League Baseball desperately wants to forget. Less

  • HBCU Football Week Five Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    Hurricane Ian and scheduled bye weeks give Black College Football a light schedule but still some intrigue in the matchu ... Moreps and The Crossover breaks it down.

    Chris explains why North Carolina Central and Morgan State could be on the come up in the MEAC, but why neither should overlook South Carolina State.

    Chris also talks about the SWAC and Hue Jackson's "G-rated" message that serves as more of an annoyance than a statement.

    Chris discusses the SIAC game of the week as Benedict travels to Fort Valley State with the winner most likely settling the SIAC East score vs. Albany State

    Lastly, Chris covers a light CIAA schedule with thoughts on Lincoln and Johnson C. Smith while Virginia Union continues to look like world beaters. Less

  • NBA Media Day | Ime Udoka | NFL Week Three

    The NFL is in full-swing, but the NBA is grabbing the headlines, good and bad and we discuss on the Crossover. Chris ... Morer /> Chris is fed up with Kyrie Irving and his anti-vaccination foolishness, while he tries to extend a little grace to Kevin Durant, who clearly needs to figure out who he is and wants to be. The Sixers feel this is the best team they've had in the Process and Chris says it's time to show and prove.

    Ime Udoka messed up and Chris talks about why the treatment of women in sports is directly to blame for the current mess.

    Lastly, Chris whips around the NFL with thoughts on the Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Bills and Ravens, who absolutely must pay Lamar Jackson now. Less

  • HBCU Football Week Four Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    We're about a third of the way through Black College Football season with many more questions to be answered and The Cro ... Moressover is here to answer them as best we can.

    Chris leads off with a preview of the MEAC's games this week and some quick insight on Virginia University of Lynchburg, who is much improved this season. Chris also discusses why A&T is desperate for a win heading into Big South play and how South Carolina State won't be so quick to let them have it.

    Chris previews the SWAC schedule for the week along with some thoughts on Deion Sanders and how Jackson State could benefit from the focus just being on the field and not what "Coach Prime" says in press conferences.

    Chris gives love to the SIAC, which has no shortage of contenders for its conference crown, most notably Benedict, Lane, Miles, Fort Valley State and of course Albany State.

    The CIAA looks to be interesting this week and Chris talks about Bowie State getting back on track after losing to Shaw and asking the question on everybody's mind - what is happening to Winston-Salem State? Less

  • NFL Week Two | Herman Edwards | Aaron Judge | Las Vegas Aces | WNBA

    There's a new WNBA champion, a possible Super Bowl favorite...and a really messed up way to get fired on this edition of ... More The Crossover.

    Chris talks about the Buffalo Bills separating themselves from the pack early while the Eagles look the part of the contenders, the Chiefs are still good and the Lions are improving.

    Chris also talks why he felt Lamar Jackson should have held out after not getting the contract he wanted (and is owed).

    Chris also discusses Arizona State firing football coach Herman Edwards...ON THE FIELD.

    Aaron Judge is having a great season by any standards and Chris explains why he is the undisputed American League MVP and why the Yankees absolutely should pay him this offseason.

    Last but certainly not least, the Las Vegas Aces vibed their way to a WNBA title with the league MVP and Coach of the Year leading the way. Chris discusses the Aces' wild celebration, what made them great and what will make them great in the future. Less

  • HBCU Football Week Three Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    It's a busy weekend in the Black College Football world, and of course The Crossover's got you covered with previews for ... More this weekend's game as well as a quick recap of a big Thursday night battle in the SIAC.

    Chris begins the show with a very special announcement that you all might enjoy, then discusses the MEAC schedule which is highlighted by Howard battling Morehouse in the first ever HBCU/NY Football Classic at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. Can Howard get a win? Will Norfolk State beat Hampton in the Battle of the Bay? Just how bad will DSU take out their frustrations on Virginia-Lynchburg?

    Down in the SWAC, the game of the week is Jackson State vs. Grambling State, Deion Sanders vs. Hue Jackson in what could be a SWAC title game preview. Chris has that action as well as Southern vs. Texas Southern at AT&T stadium.

    The SIAC should be on notice after Benedict handled handled Savannah State Thursday night. Chris talks about that game and what it could mean for the Tigers moving forward.

    Lastly, Virginia Union had the biggest upset in Division II last week and somehow did not make the national rankings. Chris discusses the Panthers' big win and the rest of the CIAA schedule, which is all inter-conference this week. Less

  • NFL Week One | WNBA Finals | Major League Baseball home stretch | Black Coach Dilemma

    Week One of the National Football League regular season is in the books and you can guess who's already in trouble, but ... Morelet the Crossover tell you anyway!

    Chris breaks down the best and the worst of the NFL's opening weekend, including who looks like a winner and who looks like they might be a winner for the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

    Chris also discusses the WNBA Finals, which has gone very well for the Las Vegas Aces to date with league MVP A'ja Wilson and point guard Chelsea Gray leading the way.

    Chris talks about the Major League Baseball home stretch, where more than 50 percent of all teams still have serious and possible mid-October baseball dreams.

    Lastly, Chris discusses Mickey Joseph's temporary job as University of Nebraska's head football coach and why we are still talking about the first Black anything in the year of our Lord 2022. Less

  • HBCU Football Week Two Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA

    Week Two of the Black College Football Schedule has a ton of interesting games, and The Crossover will set the stage for ... More you.

    Chris discusses the MEAC's non-conference schedule, including Delaware State losing a key piece early in the season.

    The SWAC has a few must-wins across the board, and Chris explains why losing games like the Southern Heritage Classic actually hurts HBCU football.

    Chris also discusses the SIAC's continuing quest for NCAA Division II relevance and the CIAA's last bit of business before their conference schedules begin. Less

  • WNBA Playoffs | Las Vegas Aces | Connecticut Sun | Chicago Sky | Seattle Storm | NFL Preview | AEW

    The NFL returns, the WNBA is close to crowning a champion and AEW is...close to losing the war vs. WWE ALREADY! In th ... Morebr /> In this edition of The Crossover, Chris previews the upcoming NFL season, featuring his picks to win each division as well as storylines of note for several teams, such as Lamar Jackson's quest to be paid, the unretirement of Tom Brady and much more.

    The WNBA finals are almost set and Chris talks about the Las Vegas Aces looking like the clear cut favorites, while Connecticut and Chicago battle it out to see who will face the Aces in the finals.

    Last but certainly not least, C.M. Punk STAYS in some mess and Chris explains his common denominator theory regarding Punk and AEW's uncertain future. Less

  • HBCU Football Week One Preview | MEAC | SWAC | SIAC | CIAA | Bluefield State University

    It is officially college football time and Week One of the HBCU football schedule has some interesting matchups across t ... Morehe board.

    On this edition of the Crossover, Chris takes you around the country in less than 30 minutes, previewing the action in every Black college conference.

    But first, Chris talks about the rise of the Bluefield State football team, a potential diamond in the rough coal mines of West Virginia coming to the surface.

    Then, we start with a MEAC preview of their non-conference games and the war of all wars, Howard vs. Hampton.

    The SWAC schedule features Texas Southern vs. Prairie View, a few non-conference showdowns and hopefully, the Orange Blossom Classic, where Jackson State takes on Florida A&M.

    Chris also discusses the SIAC slate, which has a few games of intrigue and the CIAA's ambitious Week One schedule against some of the better D-II football programs in North Carolina and beyond. Less

  • WNBA Semifinals | Florida A&M Scandal | Serena Williams

    The home teams are having homecourt troubles to start the WNBA semifinals and in this edition of The Crossover, Chris di ... Morescusses the Connecticut Sun's drive to shed their overrated label, while wondering if the Chicago Sky are at the end of their run. Also, can the Las Vegas Aces get some offense from somewhere in the post and slow down the Seattle Storm? And why are the Storm so annoyingly good?

    Chris also discusses the Florida A&M Football Academic Fiasco, which looks to be getting worse instead of better just in time for their biggest game of the year.

    Lastly, more flowers for Serena Williams, who looks to keep her successful run at the U.S. Open alive this week. Less

  • HBCU Football Preview | MEAC | SWAC | Toriano Morgan | CIAA | SIAC

    College football kicks off this weekend and the Crossover is kicking it off with our first ever HBCU Football preview. ... Morer />
    Chris takes a look at the 2022 season in advance, starting with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, who's looking to get on solid ground while searching for new members. Chris also discusses what makes the Southwestern Athletic Conference the leader in HBCU football currently.

    We also have a special interview with Edward Waters head coach Toriano Morgan, a former captain at Tennessee State University and veteran HBCU football coach who is looking forward to building something special in his home state of Florida.

    Chris also discusses the Division II HBCU conferences, starting with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the quest to dethrone Bowie State, while giving props to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as an organization on the rise. Less

  • Kevin Durant | Lamar Jackson | Jay Glazer | WNBA Playoffs

    The Kevin Durant saga's latest turn is discussed in this episode of the Crossover as Chris tries to make sense of KD's o ... Moreff-season of discontent.

    Also, Chris shares his stance on why the Baltimore Ravens should indeed pay Lamar Jackson with some historical context.

    Chris also gets into Jay Glazer's false tweet of a Mike Tomlin story, explaining once again how clout chasing is ruining the sports journalism and journalism industries.

    Finally, the WNBA playoffs have reached semifinal mode and Chris has more thoughts on the league's media coverage as well as what to expect when the semis get underway this coming Sunday.

    Plus, an announcement about a second weekly Crossover just in time for football season! Less

  • WNBA Playoff Preview | MLB Wild Card Chase | Skip Bayless

    The WNBA regular season belongs to history and the playoffs are a chance for one of eight teams to make their own histor ... Morey. On this edition of the Crossover, Chris previews and predicts the first round of the WNBA playoffs, which have a unique scheduling quirk and a pair of interesting first round matchups.

    Also on the show, we're coming down the home stretch of the Major League Baseball regular season and Chris discusses each team's chances of making it to October, and why the San Diego Padres might be missing out because they're missing one of their stars.

    Lastly, Bronny James threw down a great dunk overseas this week. So why is Skip Bayless trolling a teenager? Chris has some thoughts on that as well. Less

  • WNBA Playoff Picture | Kevin Durant | Serena Williams

    The final countdown is on for the WNBA playoffs and on this edition of The Crossover, Chris breaks down the chances for ... Morethe final five WNBA teams fighting for two playoffs, including the Los Angeles Sparks, who are at a disadvantage because of the league's travel policy foolishness.

    Also, Chris talks about Kevin Durant's renewed trade request and how it's still important players have a say in where they want to play and who they want to play with, complete with a little history lesson.

    Last but certainly not least, Chris gives props, flowers, credit, kudos, all the above to the GOAT of tennis, Serena Williams, who announced she'll be stepping away from the game after the U.S. Open. Less

  • WWE Summer Slam | Deshaun Watson | WNBA Playoff Chase | Bill Russell

    Change has come to WWE! In this edition of the Crossover, Chris recaps the stellar Summer Slam card, including a timely ... Morerevival of the WWE women's division and how everybody who performed on Saturday came out looking better than they were thanks to Triple H's guidance.

    Chris also discusses the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, explaining why it's not nearly enough for the atrocities he committed against various masseuses.

    The WNBA playoff chase is coming down to the wire, with five teams already in and six more fighting for three playoff spots. How will it play out? Chris has a guess.

    Last but certainly not least, The Crossover says farewell to one of the greatest people we've been blessed to share this Earth with, Mr. Bill Russell, not just a basketball legend but a wonderfully complex and thoughtful human being. Less