It’s Turbo time… for capitalistic satire and Ahghnold
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?
The Backdoor Cut crew is joined by Shawn Coleman (@StatsSAC), host of Locked on Grizzlies and contributor for Grizzly Bear Blues, to discuss the preseason opening win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. We marvel at Ja Morant’s efficiency and go through the roster to give our thoughts on each player’s performance and overall team performance on both ends. We wrap it up by discussing who has caught our eye around the league, before giving Grizzlies season predictions.
Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) joins the show and breaks down the game of each of the Grizzlies new additions. He also gives us some draft prospects to keep an eye on for 2021. You can find Jackson’s work on Dime Uproxx, The Step Back, his personal Patreon page, and more.
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.
The guys chop it up and give their predictions for the Grizzlies through MLK day, round-table style (6-8 was the prediction). Each of us came up with our own starting lineup that we would like to see and we closed it out talking the Wall/Westbrook trade.
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.
College Hoops Is Back. Only thing left to say: Theater
The gang’s all here to discuss the Grizzlies moving up in the 2020 NBA Draft not once, but TWICE, and the ensuing moves that were made in Free Agency. This is part 1 of a 2 part pod.
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