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.
Look we know there’s more important things going on at this very moment than a silly college basketball show but feel free to give it a listen if you’re trying to find an escape. We talk shop about the players that gave us hell as fans. I’m talking the dudes that made you pee your pants whenever your team had to play them. The guys that tormented you each and every season and seemed to never leave. Then we discuss the juicy games in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. Subbi interviews his brother in law and newly minted daddy, Paddy “The King” Doyle and then we round it out with Hugs and Shark’s Friday Bracketology.
A lot happened in the college basketball world especially as it pertains to head coaches. We discuss Pat Chamber’s resigning after Penn State conducted their internal investigation. We then make our way to the Pac 12 to discuss Arizona’s notice of allegations and what the future holds for the program and Sean Miller. Does your favorite team have insane local beat writers? Pretty sure in every sport there’s a few so we highlight some of them. Then we discuss the scheduling issues with Disney as a venue vs. Mohegan Sun. Finally we wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs
Fair warning: we went down a few rabbit holes and I think we may need to seek help. The Shark kicks us off with an epic diatribe aiming his vitriol at the Washington Football Team and McCarran Airport. We discuss the new allegations re: Greg Marshall and his time at Winthrop and wonder if there’s another coach more likely to make a scene at his kid’s birthday party. We also discuss Silvio De Sousa’s departure from Kansas and what it means for him and the team moving forward. Then we address our Northeastern roots and discuss UMass as they’ve been hit with a 2 year probation. It always seems like the small schools get pinched while the big boys do not. Real shame. We then offer our thoughts on some teams that will be vastly improved entering next year. We started the show pretty negatively so we had to end on a positive note: Hugs.
The Shark makes his regular season debut as we dive into the Gregg Marshall allegations and what this means for the head coach and the program. Then we take a look at some familiar coaches in not so familiar places. We also discuss the Marquette jersey disappointment, Evan Wessel and how we’re just like Good Luck Chuck. Finally we end it with Hugs.
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’re inching closer and closer to the top 10 of our Top 50 College Basketball programs of all time as we embark on spots 15 through 11. These teams feature 2 of the biggest rivals in college sports and a coach that has been at his program for what feels like forever. We also talk about the Pac 12 cancelling hoops until 2021 and also the Kennedy Chandler pickup for Rick Barnes and Tennessee. Remember when we all thought that this would be finished by July? So foolish. Finally we wrap it up with a new segment from the Shark- Last 4 In, First 4 Out.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him. I incorrectly attributed that quote to Donald Rumsfeld but whatever, we got our guy John Fanta to hop on to discuss everything from his start in the business, Big East basketball and what are the best wings in Ohio. Enjoy!