Our very own Lakers fan, Rich, basks in the glory of another championship in Hollywood, buries the Clippers, and crowns his GOAT….and that’s just in the first 5 minutes! Mason and Sam join to praise both the Lakers and Heat and discuss what these teams may look like moving forward and much more.
You know when Vince Vaughn is trying to convince Owen Wilson to go to the Cleary wedding in Wedding Crashers and it takes some time but ultimately Wilson obliges then Vince Vaughn slaps the chair and says “HE’S BACK!” Well that’s basically what we said to one another as we recorded this. We’re back with our weekly installment of episodes and we actually have a season to talk about. But first, we had to tackle some offseason topics and catch up with newly minted Best Friend of the Program, Mike Burgomaster. Taylor also gets quizzed on the transfers that happened this offseason, we talk the Bluegrass State Beef and look forward to a delectable non conference game that you should be pavloving for. Finally we finish up with hugs.
We made it, you guys. Not only was a start date announced for college basketball but we also made it to the top of our list. The 5 greatest college basketball programs in all the land. Tough to argue these to be honest. We also welcome to the program for the first time, Rachael Pancakes to discuss her alma mater’s place on this list. TICH mascot, Cashew, keeps barking her head off in the background and we finish it up with Where Am I? and Hugs. Get ready, gang. We’re gonna be coming to you weekly starting next episode!
The slate is set for the NBA Finals bubble and the guys give their picks. They also talk young cores in the league and debate if Boston will ever reach their full potential.
Rich (@Watchu__Mead) and Mason (@barnburnerslim) chop it up following AD’s game winner over the Nuggets. They hit on Joe Cowley not voting Ja Morant for ROTY, and his piss poor reasoning. They also talk about the Conference Finals matchups and update their series predictions.
The crew gets together to discuss the Elite Eight of the NBA, take a look ahead to the Conference Finals, and talk about the Grizzlies new assistant coaches.
We’ve reached the top 10, the creme de la creme (nice rhyme *Al Sharpton in Mr. Deeds*). The heavy hitters are officially here and some of their stats are wild. We’re talking double digit final 4 appearances and numerous tournament berths. We’re also joined by great friend of the program, Andrew Moynihan, to discuss his alma mater and their place on our list. We got some audible contributions from our work emails and our dogs as well. Sometimes we gotta take you behind the curtain and give you the raw, uncut view. To quote Ashley Schaffer: “Let the boy watch.” Finally we round it out with Last Four In, First Four Out and pay homage to two College Basketball giants in Lute Olson and John Thompson.
Sam and Zak discuss the conference semifinal matchups. Zak plays a Nuggets fan and tries to convince Sam to get excited about them. Are the Rockets more than moneyball? The guys shame the single voter who dared to go against Ja.
Sam discusses social justice and the historic week in the NBA. Why are supposed Grizzlies fan blogs trying to trade away Jaren? This is why we can’t have nice things! Lastly, Subbi from TICH joins Sam to talk all things playoffs.
The Backdoor Cut crew gets together in full force to discuss their weekends, Luka’s insane Playoff performances and the Mavs/Clippers series. They then discuss some potential pathways forward for the Grizzlies, including Sam’s favorite potential trade targets and other possibilities. The show is wrapped up by reviewing the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs and a slight look ahead.