Can you feel it? Taste it? Smell, See, Hear it? College basketball is back in one week, my sweet sweet theatergoers! We talk about Indianapolis hosting all rounds of the tournament. Subbi might have to drive on over from Chicago. Then we discuss Gregg Marshall’s resignation and we allow Taylor to two step as he basically called that he wouldn’t survive this. We also talk Rick Pitino wanting to delay the season and introduce May Madness. Honestly, you can call it whatever the hell you want just give me tournament basketball. Then we bring back an oldie but a goodie segment: This Week In Theat and round it out with Hugs
Taylor takes the ball and goes iso this week while Subbi and the Shark ride the pine. The initial AP Preseason Top 25 was released and some notable teams are discussed, as well as some daunting schedules ahead of the top two teams in the country. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has contracted Coronavirus and Taylor discusses how that situation might impact other teams throughout the season. Referee Ted Valentine made comments about how he referees games in loud arenas and names a few of his favorites to which our host has nome not-so-positive thoughts on. Resident Duke fan Cody Hoxie is brought in to discuss his view on the college basketball season, Duke’s outlook and some notes on the ACC. Where Am I? and a hug to Wisconsin-great JD Wise round out the program.
The Titans were handed a resounding loss on Thursday going down to the Colts 34-17. Things were looking great in the beginning of the season when the team started out 5-0 but now things don’t seem as rosy, even though they are still on top of the division at 6-3 things are looking rough, and the road to the playoffs isn’t going to get easier.
This “99 Cent Store” series has been open for business for the last two offseasons. In the past, we’ve highlighted names like Fred VanVleet (pre breakout), Davis Bertans, and Christian Wood. Not all of the items turn out to be gems (is Nerlens Noel still not a DPOY candidate yet?), but the returns have been largely positive so far. Let’s see if we can keep that momentum going this season.
Zak and Sam are joined by Keith Parish, host of multiple Nashville-based NBA podcasts (Fastbreak Breakfast & Grits and Grinds). They cover down on Keith’s favorite Grizzlies memories, Buddy Hield trades, Brandon Clarke ceiling, and the bucket list experience that is the NBA Summer League.
Look we know there’s more important things going on at this very moment than a silly college basketball show but feel free to give it a listen if you’re trying to find an escape. We talk shop about the players that gave us hell as fans. I’m talking the dudes that made you pee your pants whenever your team had to play them. The guys that tormented you each and every season and seemed to never leave. Then we discuss the juicy games in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. Subbi interviews his brother in law and newly minted daddy, Paddy “The King” Doyle and then we round it out with Hugs and Shark’s Friday Bracketology.
Hollinger’s newest nerd metric, DMelt’s market, and trading for splashy guards. Even some Dillon slander. All with Locked on Grizz’s Shawn Coleman
But rather than dwell on the obvious, this series intends to do the opposite: focus on the lower-profile free agents who may have some value to teams. No NBA player is actually “99 Cents,” of course, but these are all players who may be bargains based on their perceived market. Most of the players mentioned will probably go in the $3-5M range in terms of salary. Some exceptions will be marked as “featured items” that may go in the higher $5-10M range. If a player is listed as a “clearance rack,” then they may be on the fringes of NBA rosters and take minimum deals.
In this episode, The Backdoor Cut Crew gives their season grades for Grizzlies Head Coach, Taylor Jenkins. Afterwards they provide updates on key offseason dates and give their thoughts on how it will take place. They close the show with mock drafting the top 3 picks for November’s NBA Draft.
The Titans lost their matchup Sunday despite the offense looking strong and able to move the ball effectively. The teams’ defense and special teams continue to be weak points and areas of concern for the Titans.