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!
We’ve whittled our list down to the top 20 and we are now talking teams with some national titles. We kick off the show talking about bachelor parties, sleeping arrangements and where we are currently staying. Then we actually talk some hoops and break down the 20-16 teams in our rankings. Let me ask you something: have you ever seen Michael Kidd Gilchrist score a bucket in the NBA? I’m talking like watching a live Hornets or Mavericks game and seeing him score. I digress. The great thing about this group of teams is that almost all of them had a very memorable NCAA tournament game that they participated in. We finally end the program with Where Am I and Hugs.
We’re getting into the 20s of our Top 50 countdown this summer and things are… well they’re heatin’ up. First we recap some life changes with the TICH boys since we last spoke. Then we dive back into the countdown. We’re getting to the teams that have won some national titles and have been to a couple Final 4s. Maybe not necessarily heavy hitters but they can bat in the 5 spot probably. We also welcome back friend of the program and former Wisconsin basketball player, JD Wise, to discuss our list and a new app that he’s helping launch. Finally we finish it off with Hugs.
Slowly but surely we’re getting into the big time names during our journey of ranking the top 50 college basketball programs of all time. This week, we have a few teams that have frequented the Big East at one point as well as some representatives from the AAC. We have invented yet another term called “Clockworking.” At some point we’re going to launch a glossary of all absurd TICH terms. We’re also joined by Sam and Mason from the Backdoor Cut show as they offer some of their opinions on the rankings. We also relive one of Doug Gottlieb’s most cringeworthy moments on television. Then we round it out with Where Am I & Hugs. Little nugget for ya: Subbi was elementary school pals with the subject of Where Am I.
We’re getting into the meat of our top 50 list now as we reveal 40-36. Coach Boone’s Gettysburg speech somehow makes an early appearance, we talk West Coast Conference and take a trip down college basketball memory lane with some of these teams. We also got The Crier and Justin Haskard to pay us a visit and sling some PC vs. Rhode Island mud. The feud takes no days off, I’m afraid. Then we wrap it up with Hugs. Tell us your thoughts on our list thus far!
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.
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.
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