In this episode Mason and Sam are joined by their good friend and longtime San Antonio Spurs fan, Jonathan AKA Chico. The guys relive the 2011 First Round matchup of the NBA Playoffs, which saw the 8-seeded Grizzlies earn their first Playoff win in franchise history as well as their first Playoff series win by knocking off the top-seeded Spurs. Jump on in and enjoy the glory days of one, Zach Randolph, while we try to make it through this quarantine together. #StayHome
This week should’ve been the national title game but I’m not mad, I promise. The wound is healing but it’s been a tremendously slow process. In order to alleviate the pain we had to jump back on and talk The Scheme on HBO featuring Christian Dawkins. Surprise: we thought it was dumb. Then we interview one of the most energetic and positive individuals we’ve ever had, Pantelis Xidias. He tells us about the season DePaul had, how the postseason cancellation was conveyed to him and he coins the term “Hypeful.” Finally we end with Hugs and TWIT.
We’re just trying to get on first base as we talk Brad Pitt’s 2011 classic, Moneyball.
The guys get together to talk about how they are passing the time during self-isolation, new skills they’ve picked up, and their thoughts on COVID-19 in general. Send in your favorite movies and tv shows you’ve watched during quarantine and they might bring you on the next pod!
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.
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.
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.