Subbi is back from his holiday cross country road trip and the Shark is back as well despite the Football Team losing on Saturday. The boys are all together for the first time in 2021 and they talk Texas and Shaka Smart. Is there a correlation between his hair and his success? Then we discuss Illinois’ up and down season. Is Brad Underwood to blame for this inconsistency? They’re just an unpredictable bunch. We then head to the northeast to highlight BU wearing masks while playing and UConn jogging our memory as they’re in the top25 representing the Big East. We also did some rebranding. It’s no longer “Gamblin’ & Griswoldin” but rather “Please Sir, I Want Some More” The Shark and Taylor give you more winners (losers as well). Then we finish it off with Where Am I? and Hugs.
Taylor again takes the mic and goes iso on the first episode of the new year. The episode begins with some thoughts on the NCAA’s official announcement of the tournament being held in the Indianapolis metro area. From there we bring in Palmer Yoakum to discuss Kentucky basketball, their struggles this year and where they go from here. Plus we get to hear about some behind the scenes moments in Big Blue Nation. After our interview, Texas is highlighted as the team of the week along with Iowa’s rise back to the top five. The episode rounds out as we take a look at why Washington basketball is so bad and then look ahead to a few of the week’s best matchups. Taylor ends the show with a hug for the listeners and reminds everyone that no man is a failure who has friends…and no podcast is a failure who has listeners. Happy New Year theatergoers!
Ho Ho Ho, wishing you a very TICHY Christmas! Before we dive into the roast beast we dive into our new cult hero, Adam Kunkel and his game winning 3 against Marquette. Then we discuss Coach Cal’s twitter post essentially dismissing Cam Fletcher. Staying in the coaching circle, we talk Penny Hardaway’s extension with Memphis. Then we look at last week and talk Gonzaga vs. The Field and how nobody seems to care that Michigan State got embarrassed by Northwestern. Subbi delivers an impassioned/borderline psychotic speech highlighting the stark difference between the NCAA basketball selection committee and the College Football Playoff committee. Then we end it with Gamblin & Griswold, Friday Bracketology & Hugs.
Back with another edition of TICH and we dive into the week that was. First we explore Coach K’s Covid comments (alliteration for ya) and we have takes ranging from him being a hypocrite all the way to him being a politician. Then we discuss Marquette’s toughness and their solid start to the year. Know who else is having a solid start to the year? Luka Garza. Just joking he’s having a scorching hot start. We touch on his virtuoso performance against Iowa State. Then we try and figure out what’s going on in Lexington because Kentucky stinks. We also look ahead to some scrumptious games and give out some winners (probably losers) in Gamblin’ & Griswoldin.’ Finally we wrap it up with Friday Bracketology and a repeat Where Am I?
Despite Covid taking the best game of the year away from us we’re back to recap what happened last week in the college basketball world. We also look forward to a scrumptious slate of games this upcoming week and we introduce a new segment: “Gamblin & Griswoldin”
The Shark and Taylor will give you their best gambling picks and you’ll either become rich or poor. No in between. We also are back with TWIT and Hugs plus the Shark gives us some wise words: “What A Time To Have Time” Write that down.
We’ve officially made it back but that doesn’t mean all is well. The Shark & Subbi hash some things out before we dive into topics like Luka Garza dominating already, 3 top 10 teams losing, Gonzaga being a wagon (Gonwagon? Gonzagan?) workshop with me. And of course Calipari comes out hot with an impassioned/absurd sound byte. Then we interview long time listener and avid Dukie, Jimmy McGuinness to get his thoughts on the Blue Devils and we try to figure out why the Duke big man went from the great looks of Christian Laettner to Ryan Kelly and Matthew Hurt. Then we wrap up with Hugs.
The Crossover Classic was a disappointment for Memphis fans. In a weak field, Memphis failed to win more than a single game. Here are some thoughts on where things stand from my seat.
College Hoops Is Back. Only thing left to say: Theater
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.