Today was supposed to be the day that we all worked for. The reason we got those reps in. The reason we watched all that film. The reason we stayed up watching UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii at the Devil’s hour. But as we know there is no tournament. That’s why we decided to give you a bonus episode. We interview Max Goren, the creator of the viral One Shining Moment video that’s been circulating on twitter. He gives us some context on the creation of the video, how he’s handling fame and we even talk a little NC State basketball.
AT LAAAASSSTTTT, THE BARNBURNER PODCAST NETWORK FORCE-TACKLES EPISODE IX AND… eh, I don’t know, just listen.
Sprawlball by Kirk Goldsberry is a must read for any self-respecting hoops junkie who claims to have an appreciation for basketball analytics and the way that they relate to the game on the floor.
We find ourselves in the middle of some weird, turbulent times. The best way we can help ourselves and each other is just to chill.
Welp. It happened. It actually happened. No NCAA tournament so naturally we discuss Coronavirus and how abrupt this ending really is. We give you a glimpse of what is to come with TICH in the offseason. Then we chat with NBA draft analyst, former NBA agent and former Arizona Wildcat, Matt Babcock. He gives us a fantastic look inside the draft evaluation process, his time at a big agency and thoughts on Sean Miller. We end the season with Where Am I? and Hugs. Thanks for the support all year, gang.
You know how at the end of every show we give out hugs? Well, TICH might be in need of a hug. With the news of fans not being allowed to enter stadiums during March Madness, the boys are downtrodden, hurt, befuddled, confused but most of all sad. We try to make sense of it all and try to identify if there are any silver linings in this. How will this impact your bracket? How will this impact your viewing habits? How will this impact your overall satisfaction with life? Hopefully we gave you some guidance. Then, we cheer up a bit as we welcome first timer and former Wisconsin basketball player, JD Wise, to the program to share some stories about his playing days and his thoughts on this current Wisconsin team. We cap it off with TWIT and Hugs.
Here at The Barn we’ve got you covered and have what you need to know about each of the teams fighting to hoist the AAC championship banner.
The ACC has been the most dominant conference in college basketball since they expanded to 15 teams in 2014. Over that time we’ve consistently seen 8 or 9 teams make the NCAA Tournament, a concept that would’ve been unheard of 15 years ago. However this year’s iteration may feature the weakest ACC field yet. The middle of the pack teams have been below average at best (pun intended NC State), and even the top teams aren’t showing their typical dominance. I hate to call any March hoops boring, but don’t expect to see your typical classic tournament in Greensboro.
We’re barreling into Selection Sunday but first, Taylor and Subbi revisit their preseason predictions. Some conferences were terrible, some weren’t so bad. Then, we make our Jerome Week 2 picks. This is when the big dogs come to play. Power conferences plus a lil LeVelle Moton. Also, have any of you heard the Christmas jingle, Dominick The Donkey? If not, take a listen and then once you have it in your head replace the name with Davide Moretti. Finally, we end the program with Where Am I? and Hugs
The crew gets together to talk about the Grizzlies historic back-to-back wins over Atlanta and Brooklyn on the road, why the loss to Dallas was expected, and the Chief goes on another epic rant. Zak has some interesting stats on the team since Jaren’s injury and Mase is given a few minutes to toot the horn of Josh Jackson. Also, the bench unit is still really, really good.