The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Mid-spring assessment of ASU football, another road split by ASU hoops cause for concern?

February 18, 2019

Breakdown (95 minutes)



(1:56) Thin numbers and injuries during spring practice have made it challenging to get a true read on ASU football, but nonetheless, we’ll provide our takeaways from the various position groups, and discuss which players are cementing their depth chart position thus far. We start on offense and a quarterback competition that seems to be following the same narrative as the first week of spring.


(30:32) We provide a snapshot of the defense throughout eight spring sessions and how the questions marks are more prevalent in the front six than the defensive backfield?


(44:08) ASU basketball provides another cruel Déjà vu following a two-game series split. What are the potential implications here concerning an inconsistent squad?


(58:47) Mailbag time: Answering our’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions.


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping week one of spring practice, trying to figure out which ASU basketball team will show up

February 11, 2019

Breakdown (82 minutes)


This is the time of the year where both spring practice and ASU basketball converge to overlap with each other, but we give each their due time to discuss the latest developments.


(2:01) What did we learn from the first week of spring practice? Small sample size and all one quarterback is somewhat distancing itself from the pack, and we also talk about some of the players that have been early surprises in the Sun Devils’ first four sessions.


(36:30) The last two games by ASU basketball have been a painful microcosm of a season marred by inconsistency. What needs to be fixed and what can be done moving forward to steady the ship as the Sun Devils aim to return to the NCAA tournament.

(64:25) Mailbag time: Answering our’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Takeaways from media day, ASU hoops beats its rival

February 1, 2019

Breakdown (106 minutes)

As we enter the shortest month of the year, there is hardly a shortage of topics to discuss (and this was before the Friday player transfer news dump).

(0:43) Offensive coordinator Rob Likens and the Sun Devils’ four quarterbacks addressed the media ahead of next week’s spring practice. We bring you some of the highlights from their comments and talk about how they relate to the various team aspects on this side of the ball during the 15 February sessions.

(41:39) Defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales with some strong and encouraging words about his future in Tempe and what he’s trying to achieve for his group in the spring.

(1:07:38) Breaking down the Sun Devils’ long-awaited win on the court versus the Wildcats, what perspective the Arizona media/fans would like you to believe in and why you shouldn’t subscribe to that theory, and discussing the potential implications of this victory moving forward.

(1:27:13) Mailbag time: Answering our’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Spring practice storylines, has ASU basketball turned the corner?

January 21, 2019

Breakdown (128 minutes)

It has been a few good weeks since our last podcast so this one runs longer than usual, with plenty of content for your listening enjoyment.

(2:02) The battle for the starting quarterback duties is plenty intriguing, but what other team aspects are worth examining during ASU’s spring practices that can impact the prospects of the 2019 season?

(54:54) It’s been a roller coaster of a January for ASU basketball but have the Sun Devils fresh off their weekend sweep of the Oregon school set themselves up for s smoother journey through their remaining Pac-12 contests?

(1:16:34) Mailbag time: Answering our’s subscribers and Twitter followers' questions


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping the early signing period 2019 recruiting class, hoops upset win over Kansas

December 24, 2018

Breakdown (80 minutes)

The maiden voyage with your new host Publisher Hod Rabino, begins today.

(2:33) We review Arizona State’s 2019 early signing period recruiting class. What should we make of the signing of three quarterbacks and how will that affect the depth chart moving forward? What areas were properly addressed in this class and what positions will need attention moving forward?

(37:55) Discussing the upset win by ASU basketball over Kansas. Even though it was repeat achievement from last year, why should you be even more excited about this year’s Sun Devil squad and the prospects that lie ahead this season?

(51:07) Mailbag time: Answering our’s subscribers and Twitter followers questions


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: 2018 Season Recap with Hod Rabino

December 3, 2018

Ralph Amsden and Hod Rabino recap the 2018 Arizona State Sun Devil Football season. (90 Minutes)


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: N’Keal Harry Declares For the NFL Draft

November 27, 2018

Breakdown (49 Minutes)

Ralph Amsden and Chilly get together for a special episode of The Devil's Junkie Podcast to react to the news that N'Keal Harry will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. The guys rehash N'Keal Harry's journey from local 5-star recruit, to hometown hero, and discuss the legacy he's leaving behind. 


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: The Road Back From Tucson

November 25, 2018

Breakdown (55 Minutes)

Arizona State scored 20 unanswered fourth quarter points to defeat Arizona 41-40 in the 2018 Territorial Cup. Ralph Amsden attempts to make sense of one of the most memorable comebacks in ASU football history on his drive back from Tucson.


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: The Road Back From Eugene

November 19, 2018

(80 Minutes)

Ralph Amsden talks about Arizona State's 31-29 loss at Oregon, and reads listener responses to the question, "Is Arizona State better off heading into this year's Territorial Cup than they were last year?"


The Devil’s Junkie Podcast: Recapping ASU’s 31-28 win over UCLA.

November 11, 2018

Breakdown (75 Minutes)

Ralph Amsden and Chilly discuss Arizona State's 31-28 win over UCLA, and attempt to address the following questions:

Should ASU be satisfied with Bowl Eligibility? What are the chances ASU wins the Pac-12 South? How did Cam Phillips and Evan Fields look filling in for Demonte King and Jalen Harvey? Was Merlin Robertson's targeting call fair? Why Is Brandon Ruiz struggling? Is Eno Benjamin Arizona State's best RB ever? How can ASU duplicate UCLA's Tight End Production? Is Danny Gonzales the coach of the future?

Finally, Ralph and Chilly discuss the legacy of Manny Wilkins and N'Keal Harry.