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The Rap with Maz & Friends

Join Detroit radio personality Tom Mazawey as he discusses the latest and greatest in the world of sports. Featuring a variety of special guests from entertainment personalities to athletes, Maz highlights recent happening with Detroit sports teams and offers the latest scores and stories on the national stage and beyond. When there’s breaking news and developing stories, Maz will be there to keep you up-to-date. If your questioning who to put your money on, you can count on Maz & Friends to help you breakdown the matchups and keep you informed on everything you need to know. All this and more each week on The Rap with Maz & Friends.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Season 1

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 78 - Special Guest Ian Rapoport

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 78 - Special Guest Ian Rapoport

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport talked with Clarence and Maz about the remaining free agents and had some interesting news about the Lions and who they might pick in next months NFL Draft.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 50 - MSU Coaching Vacancy and XFL Opening Weekend

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 50 - MSU Coaching Vacancy and XFL Opening Weekend

On this Monday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss a busy weekend in the world of sport. The guys are joined by Matt Charboneau as they discuss the latest news in the Michigan State football head coaching search after top target Luke Fickell opted to stay with Cincinnati. They also cover the opening weekend of the XFL and recap the Michigan-Michigan State basketball game from Saturday. Finally, the guys talk to John Carlo of Northville Downs as he discusses what they have going on.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 49 - XFL Opening Weekend

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 49 - XFL Opening Weekend

On this Friday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Darren McCarty and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the start of the XFL season. The guys discuss the teams they are backing for the XFL season. Rod Beard of the Detroit News calls in to discuss the Pistons dealing Andre Drummond prior to yesterday’s trade deadline. Rod and the guys discuss what the outlook for the Pistons is over the next two years.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 48 - Mark Dantonio and Mookie Betts Trade

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 48 - Mark Dantonio and Mookie Betts Trade

On this Wednesday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the crazy week in sports. Lynn Henning columnist for the Detroit News joins the guys as they discuss the Red Sox’s dealing Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mark Dantonio stepping down as Michigan State’s football coach. Finally, the guys talk about the upcoming trade deadline and 4-team deal that took place last night.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 47 - Super Monday

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 47 - Super Monday

On this Super Monday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined by Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the Super Bowl. The guys talk about Patrick Mahomes performance and Andy Reid getting that elusive Super Bowl title. Finally, the guys discuss the Lions and where they stack up going into next year.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 46 - Final Football Sunday 54

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 46 - Final Football Sunday 54

On this Friday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Darren McCarty and Ethan Perlman as they discuss Super Bowl LIV. TJ Lang joins the conversation over the phone as he gives his take on the game and shares his experience from Super Bowl XLV when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. Finally, the guys are joined by FOX Sports own sideline reporter for Super Bowl LIV Chris Myers as he gives us all the latest from Miami Beach, Florida and what we can expect from this game.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 45 - John Lund from Super Bowl LIV Festivities

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 45 - John Lund from Super Bowl LIV Festivities

On this Wednesday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Brendan Sennott and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the upcoming Super Bowl. The guys are joined over the phone by John Lund from Super Bowl LIV as he gives the guys an update on the atmosphere down in Miami. Finally, the guys discuss what the Detroit Lions should do in the upcoming draft when it comes to the quarterback position.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 44 - Kobe Bryant Tribute

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 44 - Kobe Bryant Tribute

On this Monday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Terry Foster, Ethan Perlman and Cory Stewart as they remember Kobe Bryant after his tragic passing in a helicopter accident Sunday morning. The guys reflect on the impact he made in the world of basketball and their favorite memories of his playing days. Finally, Jimmy King joins the guys over the phone to share some of his Kobe Bryant stories from his time as a player.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 43 - Eli Manning’s Retirement and Super Bowl Clutch Moments

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 43 - Eli Manning’s Retirement and Super Bowl Clutch Moments

On this Friday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in studio by Darren McCarty, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the upcoming NHL All-Star Weekend and Eli Manning’s retirement. The guys discuss the clutch plays Eli Manning made during his career and share their thoughts on if they would take Eli Manning over Matthew Stafford. Finally, the guys look back at some of the best Super Bowl plays of all-time in clutch moments.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 42 - MLB Hall of Fame talk with Dan Dickerson

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 42 - MLB Hall of Fame talk with Dan Dickerson

On this Wednesday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Jess Monticello and Ethan Perlman as ...

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 41 - AFC-NFC Championship Weekend Recap

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 41 - AFC-NFC Championship Weekend Recap

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Fredi “The Pizza Man” Bello and Ethan Perlman as they recap the AFC and NFC Championship games from Sunday. The guys give their thoughts on what the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will be able to do effectively in their Super Bowl matchup. Finally, they discuss what the Detroit Lions can and should do with the third overall pick in this years NFL Draft.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 40 - Buzzergate and NFL Championship Weekend Preview

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 40 - Buzzergate and NFL Championship Weekend Preview

On this Mac & Black Friday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Darren McCarty, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss Buzzergate and what else could be coming out about the Houston Astros. The guys are joined over the phone by Rob Parker of Fox Sports as he gives his take on how technology and sign stealing in baseball has impacted the sports world today. Finally, the guys preview the upcoming NFC and AFC Championship games this weekend and give their predictions.

The Rap with Maz & Friends Audio Channel

The Rap with Maz & Friends Audio Channel

Join Tom Mazawey as he discusses the latest and greatest in sports every week with special guests. Maz will highlight Detroit sports teams and discuss the newest scores and stories on the national stage. When there’s breaking news and developing stories Maz will be there to give you all the latest and greatest. Maz will help you with all your fantasy sports questions and who he thinks you must start and bench. If your questioning who to put your money on Maz will help breakdown the matchups so you can make an informed sports bet. All this and more each week on The Rap with Maz & Friends.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 39 - MLB Scandals and NFL Hall of Fame Centennial Class

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 39 - MLB Scandals and NFL Hall of Fame Centennial Class

On this Wednesday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Brendan Sennott, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the fallout from the Houston Astros sign stealing saga. The guys give their takes on the landscape of cheating in sports and how the Astros and Red Sox’s move forward after parting ways with their respective managers. Finally they review the incoming NFL Hall of Fame Centennial Class that was announced early Wednesday.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 38 - CFP Championship & NFL Playoffs

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 38 - CFP Championship & NFL Playoffs

On this Monday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Ethan Perlman and Nick David as they recap the NFL Divisional Round games. The guys then discuss the announcement of Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson being selected to the 2020 NFL Hall of Fame class. Finally, the guys preview tonight’s College Football Playoff Championship game between LSU and Clemson and make their predictions.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 37 - NFL Divisional Round Preview

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 37 - NFL Divisional Round Preview

On this Friday Mac and Black edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in studio by Darren McCarty, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss what the Lions should do with the #3 pick and how a healthy Tua can make a big impact.  The guys preview the upcoming NFL Divisional Round matchups and who they believe will move onto the NFC and AFC Championship games.  Finally they talk about how NFL Chief Medical Officer calls Carson Wentz reporting his concussion “heroic.”

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 36 - NFL Head Coaching Updates

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 36 - NFL Head Coaching Updates

On this Wednesday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends they discuss the latest head coaching hires by the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 35 - NFL Wildcard Recap

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 35 - NFL Wildcard Recap

On this Monday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is back and joined by Clarence Black, Brendan Sennott and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the NFL Wildcard Weekend results and looking forward to the Brady sweepstakes. The guys discuss the breaking news of Mike McCarthy being hired as the new Dallas Cowboys head coach. Finally they discuss which Detroit sports team will win a championship first.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 34 - Sporting New Year With Friends

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 34 - Sporting New Year With Friends

Ethan Perlman, Clarence Black and Steven MacDonald take over to discuss the passing’s and impact of former NBA commissioner David Stern...

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 33 - CFP Semi-Final Recap

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 33 - CFP Semi-Final Recap

On the final Monday before the New Year and with Tom out of town Darren McCarty, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman sit down and discuss the College Football Playoff Semi-Final games and recap Week 17 in the NFL. The guys look at the NFL Playoff Wildcard matchups and delve into who they believe will move on and if the New England Patriots should be worried. Finally they discuss Michigan’s upcoming matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday in the Citrus Bowl.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 32 - Maz, Mac, & Black Quick Lane Bowl

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 32 - Maz, Mac, & Black Quick Lane Bowl

On this Friday Maz, Mac & Black edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black, Darren McCarty and Ethan Perlman as they discuss last night’s Quick Lane Bowl between EMU and Pittsburgh. The guys then delve into the final week of the NFL regular season and Antonio Brown workout with the New Orleans Saints. Finally the gang discusses the upcoming bowl games and the College Football Playoff semi-final matchups.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 31 - Lions Talk and NBA Proposal Changes

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 31 - Lions Talk and NBA Proposal Changes

On this special Festivus Day edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Jimmy King, Terry Foster and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the Detroit Lions continuing struggles.  The guys also discuss the NBA proposed changes for the 2021-2022 season including the in-season tournament, playoff play-in game and lowering total number of games regular season. 

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 30 - The Maz, Mac & Black Special

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 30 - The Maz, Mac & Black Special

On this Friday edition of The Rap with Maz and Friends, Tom is joined in studio by Darren McCarty, Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman as they discuss the new age of coaching after the passing of Herman Boone. The guys also discuss the Detroit Lions, NFL Hall of Fame Centennial Class Finalists and NBA Hall of Fame finalists. Our betting expert Danny B calls in to give us his NFL picks.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 29 - Clarence Black & Justin Rogers

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 29 - Clarence Black & Justin Rogers

On the latest edition of The Rap with Maz & Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Clarence Black and Ethan Perlman on this “Lions Groundhog Day.” They are joined by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News over the phone as they discuss Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn returning for the 2020 season. The guys also discuss the importance of developing a winning culture in Detroit.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 28 - Detroit Lions Hot Takes

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Episode 28 - Detroit Lions Hot Takes

On this Monday edition of The Rap with Maz & Friends Tom is joined in-studio by Ethan Perlman and Nick David as they discuss the Detroit Lions and fan turnout. Dave Birkett the Detroit Lions beat writer for the Detroit Free Press calls in to give us his take on Matt Patricia and his interview with former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil. After going 3-0 last week in his predictions Danny B calls in to give his take on who to bet on in tonight’s Saints/Colts matchup.

The Rap with Maz & Friends - Season 2

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 100

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 100

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 99

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 99

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 98

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 98

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 97

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 97

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 96

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 96

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 95

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 95

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 94

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 94

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 93

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 93

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 92

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 92

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 91

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 91

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 90

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 90

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 89

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 89

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 88

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 88

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 87

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 87

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 86

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 86

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 85

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 85

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 84

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 84

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 83: Chris Spielman

The Rap With Maz & Friends – Episode 83: Chris Spielman

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 82: New Joisey

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 82: New Joisey

The guys head east to talk to a couple of Maz's Joisey buddies and Clarence gets some "advice" on how to become a real gambler.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 81: Tony Paul

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 81: Tony Paul

Join Maz, Clarence and the Detroit News' Tony Paul for our virtual 'Tigers opening Day'! The guys talk about how we can all help out during the quarantine and what sport will start playing first.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 80: Who Done It?

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 80: Who Done It?

Guess what sport's to blame for this Corona virus? CBlack and Maz have the answer.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 79 - Special Guest Herman Moore

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 79 - Special Guest Herman Moore

Clarence and Maz catch up with former Lions great Herman Moore. The H-Man reminisces about the good ol' days, what could have been with Ndamukong Suh and where the Lions are heading now.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 77 - Special Guest Christine Brennan

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 77 - Special Guest Christine Brennan

USA Today Columnist, best selling author Christine Brennan told Clarence and Maz about breaking the story of the Tokyo 2020 Games being postponed and the guys chatted about spending lots of time with the family these days.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 76 - Special Guest Adam Caplan

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 76 - Special Guest Adam Caplan

Maz and Clarence ask NFL Insider Adam Caplan how he grades the new look Lions and who he thinks the winners and losers are after week one of Free Agency.

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 75 - Covid19 and Restaurants

The Rap With Maz & Friends - Episode 75 - Covid19 and Restaurants

Clarence and Maz discuss how quickly the Covid19 has taken over our everyday lives. The guys also check in on Fredi the Pizzaman and ask what restaurant owners are going through.