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.
While Grizzlies fans have long griped that they don’t get any respect from the national media, that tune could be changing with the emergence of the human highlight reel — Ja Morant.
Zak and Mason are joined by Subbi from Theater In College Hoops to discuss how the Memphis freshmen fared in their inaugural season of CBB. The guys compare the Memphis kids to those freshmen who were ranked near them coming out of high school. The results may be surprising to some fans of Penny’s Tigers.
During this time of quarantine, JJ Reddick is doing a book club with listeners of his podcast. The first book selected was City of Thieves, so I picked up a copy and summed up my thoughts on the David Benioff novel here:
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.
Sprawlball by Kirk Goldsberry is a must read for any self-respecting hoops junkie who claims to have an appreciation for basketball analytics and the way that they relate to the game on the floor.
We find ourselves in the middle of some weird, turbulent times. The best way we can help ourselves and each other is just to chill.