11 Episode results for "Christian Doolittle"
3/4/2020 OU loses on buzzer beater, Thunder just lose, Brady and AB, Ken Giels, an Pot
"Bambi the Oklahoma sooners faced off. Against the Texas. Longhorns last night in a game that did not only mean a ton for Oklahoma but also a lot for shock a smart NBA. Longhorns both coming in with the same record but the Texas longhorns coming in with a four game winning streak as well as oh you coming in with a two game winning streak with a loss. Most people assume coming into the game. This would eliminate Texas for March madness. Oh you however could afford to lose this game but would have to. Btc You on the other side on their final game of the regular season. Update you with what happened down in Norman last half bags around the rest of the Oklahoma City. Thunder have eight tough loss to the Los Angeles Clippers tonight as they faced off Dan Downtown Oklahoma City. The game in one thousand nine hundred ninety four on the back of Kawhi Leonard who was unstoppable for large stretches with twenty five points as wills Paul George's return game with a big second half was sixteen points in the effort. Patrick Patterson also saw time Reggie Jackson. Horrific game in Oklahoma City also played well in the ad a lot of former thunder players making an appearance but Oklahoma City could not come away with the victory after the fifty point loss. Know you miss me man baby. Could we have a full show for you today would just some highlights of what's going on in the NFL as well as Heisman? Trophy is the name might shocked you at the local level finds himself here on the big story of the day. Podcast WE'LL keep. You updated Monday through Friday in your feet before you wake up on your way to work here. From the franchise podcast network woah baby bitty. What's good? This is the big story of the day. Podcast we are part of the franchise podcast networks. We're sponsored by new balance in Edmond. Do Balances An awesome place? A pair of sneakers located at fourteen ninety two South Bryant Avenue in Edmond Oklahoma. An awesome place to grab let it wear new shoes new socks or whatever you're trying to accomplish for your athletic activities as well as Lucky Star Casino and Konczal Oklahoma. Make sure you have lucky. Starches a short thirty minute. Drive from the o'casey Metro Salmon. I out there every single Monday for our show from three seven so come out there and see us introduce yourself at Lucky Star. Los Angeles Clippers came into Oklahoma City. Forty one in nineteen on the season but only sixteen and thirteen away from their home floor on the back of Leonard who is a plus twenty one to night with twenty five points at nine at twenty from the floor. The clippers walk away with a fifteen point victory. They shot forty five percent from the floor. Thirty percent from the three point line. So below average outing for the clippers but Oklahoma City found most of their struggles. Not only from the floor where they were forty two percent and the three point line or their thirty two percent but the free throw line which is not been an Achilles heel at all for this team this season where they shot sixty five percent last night. Seventeen of twenty six pretty disappointing performance. Their thirteen turnovers for the thunder and only nine for the clippers. Danilo Gallinari had fifteen points in the effort. Chris Paul Fourteen Chez Gilles Alexander who looked to be heating up early in the third quarter but cooled off almost immediately. Whenever Paul George switched onto him with fifteen points the man of the hour did a Schreuder who continuing his six of the year campaign. Put Twenty four in the loss after going nine of nineteen from the floor. This is a confusing game looking at the box store Lou. Dort who played twenty five minutes last night. Still in its starting lineup. Seven points five rebounds two assists three fouls but plus eleven a. Plus eleven in the plus minus of that Single Game Box scored ninety take all that with a grain of salt. Don't really dive into that too much. But it is a little bit of a staggering thought because Danila got Nour's of minus twenty. Five Shave was a minus twenty. Two Stephen Adams was a minus. Seventeen in door comes out as a plus eleven the only starter in a plus in the box score plus minus so an interesting game neither here nor there the Oklahoma City. Thunder are now thirty seven in twenty four on the season and twenty and thirteen on their home floor. They're still currently sitting in sixth position in the Western Conference with only a half game up on the Dallas Mavericks. Now Thunder have a another game tonight against the Detroit Pistons so they will be on the second night of back to back. The good news is they played Choi Pistons Best Player last night against the Clippers. Reggie Jackson who was bought out last week. So Reggie Jackson. Being on the Clippers makes this game against Detroit. I should be easy victory for Oklahoma City. On what is beginning of a road trip now. Game will tip off a little bit earlier than we're accustomed to hearing Oklahoma. Cw Six PM Central Standard Time Thunder on a two game. Losing streak look to right the ship with Chris Paul Steven Adams and Danilo Gallinari. Fallen this one. They will face off of New York Knicks on Friday and the Boston Celtics on a Sunday. Do they always play Boston? On a Sunday Tom Brady made interesting headlines this afternoon. Coming out of. Espn an article. They released on their website. Tom Brady has apparently now. This is getting information from the source itself. Antonio Brown has been in contact with a B for quite some time and Antonio Brown's representation said that Tom Brady Antonio could be a package deal this offseason for whatever team they decide to play for. This is a fascinating thought process. Obviously at the job of Antonio Brown has been out of the NFL ever since all. The allegations came out in his time in New England and things have only gotten worse for Brown as time has passed but tonio does say that him and Tom. Brady's friendship has continued to mature and grow over time and he knows that it's going to lead to him making an NFL. Reappearance next season catching passes from the man himself. Tom Brady heisman trophy. Odds are out. That's right for the twenty twenty twenty twenty one season. The heavy favorites at this exact moment are obviously Justin feels and Trevor Lawrence. Who are both at four? Two one ought which is essentially a twenty five percent chance but it. Oh too familiar name finds themselves at third place. That's right Spitzer rattler. Who has never started a game in college? Football finds himself as the third likeliest candidate to win the heisman trophy per Las Vegas. Big Time News there obviously for the sooner product and the young man trying to fill him big shoes left behind by collar Mary Baker Mayfield and most recently jalen hurts. The rest of the list includes Sammy. Etlinger L. O. L. Sam Etlinger at fourteen to one. The Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman taking over for Jake. Fromm has also at fourteen to one. Clemson running back. Travis E. T. N. at twenty. Two One Tuba Hubbard also at twenty one out of Oklahoma state in. Em Book The quarterback at Notre Dame at twenty two. One of other familiar names that you might know in the heisman trophy list. Miles Bregman the new quarterback for the lsu tigers. Taking over from JOE BOROUGH AT THIRTY ONE INDIANA KING FOR MIAMI. At thirty two one and there is your way too early. Heisman trophy. Odds UPDATE NO PRESSURE SPENCER THE NFL and the player's Association is taking another turn as details of the new. Cba proposal continued to leak out those close. The situation expect this to be ratified very very soon. I will just say based off the outrage from some of the top players in the league and others that I'm a little skeptical of that being done but something that just came out yesterday afternoon in a ten page summary that was provided to the press. Is that the players are demanding that all punishments for marijuana related. Positives be gutted from the new. Cba now we could start having the conversation of how that would look in practice. Does that really matter? Yada Yada Yada. But here's the big talking point. What does that mean for Josh Gordon or Randy Gregory or Martavis Bryant or David Irving or even Justin Blackmon all these players? Who's still serving suspensions based off more marijuana related offenses do they immediately be reinstated to the NFL? I actually don't know and I don't think the players association is quite sure either but that is something that will have to be addressed in the new. Cba AGREEMENT AS WE HEAD FORD. So a couple of familiar names especially Justin. Blackmon of local affair might find their way back to professional football now based on this new. Cba former Astros pitcher. Ken Gyles came out. Yesterday is that he's quote crushed by the Houston Astros scandal because he was a part of one of the world series team. Obviously he spent most of his time in the bullpen was not in the dugout. Were all of this was going on so he says he was not privy to the information. That cheating was happening at the time but he says now he is willing to return his world series ring to Major League baseball because of his shame for being a part of that team. It's unclear how Houston's team was going to reacted this or how other players on the Astro at the time will react moving forward but kin gyles is the first one who seems to be a part of that team who actually won the world series ring willing to take a step forward and say this was not okay. Deontay Wilder Tyson. Fury obviously had the mega heavy weight boxing match of recent memory. But Cook it a little bit more interesting the next time these to see each other in the ring floyd money. Mayweather may consider taking up coaching at the boxing ranks in his first. Protege may be able to be a wilder. He said he's interested in trying to make sure that he prepares him for Tyson. Fury Wilder version. Three if you're each defend his title yet again at that point we have not seen. What may whether would look like as a boxing coach but obviously he's one of the grazed all time and this does add an interesting element and mayweather starts to put down the gloves and pick up the clipboard. I don't know if they use clipboard. These clipboards and boxing. Obviously it was big news. Cbs Sign Tony. Romo to a seventeen million dollars a year to retain him as their lead color commentator for NFL football reports are coming out though that ESPN is in hot pursuit of peyton manning. Trying to get him into the Monday night football booth but they weren't the first programming to do that this year. Cbs tried to actually bring him in. And he fourteen million dollar a year salary instead of re signing Tony. Romo trying to bring in a cheaper option. This obviously is news to probably Romo that he was almost replaced by another. Nfl quarterback it's clear paid manual. Join the broadcast booth next year but obviously his self deprecating humor and football knowledge would likely translate well to a good broadcast. Hopefully we can see. Peyton manning calling some football game. Soon boy. Last night was trouble in Norman as I mentioned at the beginning of this podcast with a win. Oklahoma almost punches. Their ticket to the March madness tournament yet here. We find ourselves with a devastating loss on senior night. Ou's final home. Game of the year comes at the hands of the Texas longhorns. The man of the hour was supposed to be Christian doolittle and he played an incredible game in large stretches. Twenty points ten rebounds one steal block want us one turnover in one personal foul but none of that matters at the end of the ball game with about five seconds left. Chris should do little goes to the free. Throw line up to with the opportunity to make two free throws to not only ice the game but end it if you can find a way to make both go up for. He missed both on senior night. So what is Texas? Do they come down the other way? In Coleman Hits a prayer of a three off the backboard Texas wins by one fifty two to fifty want an ugly ugly basketball game in this one but Texas is hopes of making the tournament still alive. Oklahoma needs a big win in a few days to punch their ticket and even then at this point it might not be a sure thing they face off against TCU on March seventh at five PM. That game will be on. Espn SUE Christian doolittle. Though with twenty points as I mentioned earlier Brady Manic had ten. He was oh a five from the three point. Line Austin Reeves had thirteen outside of that not a whole lot from Oklahoma. This was an ugly game. Thirty three percent from the floor for the Texas longhorns. Twenty eight percent from the floor for the. Oh you sooners thirty percent for the three point line. I can't believe about to say ten percent from the three point line for Oklahoma. The only reason. Oh you was in this ball. Game was the massive free-throw discrepancy somehow Texas only shot two free throws in the entire game. And Oh you shot twenty nine. Oklahoma was twenty one of twenty nine on those attempts and seventy two percent for the game just an astounding finish in Oklahoma. Still has work to do with one final game on the year. They look like they had an opportunity to punch their ticket. But I fear the LONGHORNS may have instead they're on a five game win streak now with their last game coming against the Oklahoma state cowboys on the seventh at three PM. This has been the big story today. Podcast my name is Chisholm Holland at Chisholm Holland on twitter. And I appreciate you listening. Please make sure you leave a five star review on itunes. It's extremely helpful for US or whatever platform you're listening to this podcast from also gives a tweet if you make the episode at Chisholm Holland on twitter. I would love to know what your thoughts are on this new podcast. And we've watched the franchise where part of the franchise podcast network. We're sponsored by New Balance Edmund at fourteen ninety two South Bryant Avenue in Edmond Oklahoma as well as Lucky Star Casino Konczal. Make sure you support people who support us here at the franchise so until next time. Everybody audios walk. No baby guest.
January 30th 2020 - Thunder win, OU Lose, All Americans, Trade Primer, Thursday Turn Day
"Banning the Oklahoma City Thunder. Get their six straight road win last night. One twenty to one hundred against the Sacramento Kings now twenty nine in twenty on the season fourteen and ten away from the Chesapeake Energy. Arena the big story from this one Lou. Dort in twenty seven minutes filling in for Tara's Bergerson when eight of twelve from the field five of six from the three point line and finish the game with twenty three points. Dort was the second leading score on the team behind. Dennis Schroder. Who IN THIRTY MINUTES? Put up twenty four points bags around the gas the second time. The Oklahoma sooners have a disastrous night in Manhattan. Kansas First Jalen hurts in the football team. Having a surprising loss last night. Oklahoma's basketball team led by Christian doolittle. Brady Manic fell to Kansas state. Kansas state was just one in five in big twelve. Play in eight and eleven overall heading into the match. The wildcats get the sixty one to fifty three win over the sooners. The sooners are now thirteen and seven on the ear and three and four in big twelve. Play this drops Oklahoma to sixth in the big twelve behind Texas Tech. Who got a surprising win over West? Virginia you Miss Me Man. Paolo around the baby gets pregnant. New Special Segment today at the end of every podcast. I'll be adding one minute of something that I personally am excited about. It will have nothing to do a sports more than likely it today and today it's books that's right all you puchner culture bookmarks and let me tell you what you should be reading every. Thursday. I'll tell you what book I'm reading in the plot premise. They're trying to sell you on reading it with me. Who knows they will start a book club or will meet on Thursday Mornings Wild Guess picking. This is the big story of the day podcast January. Thirty twenty twenty. We're part of the franchise podcast network that is sponsored by new balance Edmund head to new balance snag a pair of sneakers. And tell them that the franchise podcast network since you specifically Chisholm. Holly the big story of the day. Their address is fourteen ninety two South Bryant Edmond Oklahoma. They're open every single day the week from ten. Am to seven PM except for Saturdays. They're open from noon to five head to New Balance. Grandpar- sneakers new bounces. The only issue I wear. We're also brought to you by Lucky Star Casino Conscio- Lucky Star the best place to place your wager. Who would have thought heading into the year that Lou dort would be the man stealing the headlines in January game against a Western Conference foe? But here we are the young shooting guard coming out of Arizona. State on two way contract held no expectations heading into the season but now following his six start and putting up twenty three points on twelve shots might be playing himself into a fan favorite. Ludar with five of six from the three point line last night and honesty has to set in where we know that won't be the consistent play but dortch jump shot that everyone assumed to be broken seems to be okay as Andrew. Select points out on twitter give Andrey Follow Luder. It was a five star prospect coming out of High School Lou. Dort was expected to be in the first round all season and then he went undrafted. The experts say that his jump shot looked to be beyond repair. Well it looks good to me now. Lou Door will continue to shoot this well and eventually it will taper off but there's clearly something here with door. The thunder fan base as well as under front office should look to try to build around Dort. Defense has been incredible when given the opportunity. The game he struggled was when he guarded. Luca dodgers wits who doesn't struggle guarding Luca this year. Luder it again in twenty seven minutes. He twenty three points Shea. Gilders Alexander in the one twenty to one hundred victory on. The road played thirty nine minutes when six at thirteen from the floor and had seventeen points. Seven rebounds and seven assists. Shay was magical against the kings especially in the fourth quarter. This game was never in reach. But Sacramento tried to make late surges to close the gap shea. Gildas Alexander closed them out in style. Chris Paul returned from his leave of absence from the team. Falling Kobe. Bryant's death to go three of twelve from the floor and only nine points but had ten assists and seven rebounds. It was very clear from the first possession. This ball game of how important Chris? Paul is to this team. It is a night and day difference from the team that we saw on Monday last night. Stephen Adams got much needed rest. Only playing twenty six minutes in the game against the Kings. We hinted this could be a possibility following the fact that Stephen Adams is clearly dealing with a nagging injury Sacramento playing small. Most the night might be a benefit to Stephen Adams tomorrow against the Phoenix Suns. The Houston Rockets took a loss to the Portland Trailblazers allowing the Oklahoma City Thunder. Two inch ever closer to that succeed. They're now only a single game behind both the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks for Fifth Slash. Six seat currently Oklahoma City holds a tiebreaker over. Both of those teams Oklahoma City is seven of their last. Three as I mentioned have won their last six home games in a row their fifteen and ten home fourteen and ten on the road this season. Oklahoma sooner fans are probably expecting an easy victory over the case state. Wildcats heading into last night's matchup K. State heading into the match up was ninth in the big twelve with just one conference win however the sooners are exiting Manhattan. Kansas again with the surprising loss. Fifty three to sixty one was the final score. The Oklahoma reliable scores of Christian doolittle and Brady Mac both underperformed in the matchup Christian doolittle finish the game with thirty two minutes but only two of eleven from the floor. He finished with six points and eleven rebounds Brady Manic. Who's been on a hot streak as of late finished with twenty three minutes in one of five from the floor with only five points the leading score in the starting Lineup Austin Reeves thirty minutes? Three from the floor with twelve points. The leading score for the sooners Alanis Williams better six to twelve from the floor. One of four from the three point. Line in fifteen points the junior guard from Milwaukee Wisconsin finished in double digits for just the fourth time this season. The wildcats received unlikely contributions from a few bench players. One that we mentioned this podcast yesterday. Mike Grill Magma Grill three-point specialists with three or four from the three point line. Sixteen points off the bench executor snead finished with twelve. Who's there leading score on the season? Overall? The sooners have no one to blame but themselves. They finished thirty percent from the floor. Overall in nineteen percent from the three point line now Kansas state was only thirty seven percent from the floor and twenty six percent for the three point line. But sadly those atrocious numbers were better than the sooners Oklahoma also finished with nineteen turnovers to Kansas State's eight. As well as gave up eight offensive rebounds to the wildcats it was easy to see the largest economy between these two teams. One showed up to play one look disjointed. Good News For sooners. Is they can quickly wipe away this loss from their fan bases mind with a win on. Saturday and bedlam deal mistake. Cowboys are coming to Norman. That game will tip off at two PM ON ABC excitingly strange story coming out of stillwater. This week was reported by Scott. Right yesterday for the daily Oklahoman Malcolm Rodriguez and brought Martin. That's right Oklahoma state. Football Players Malcolm Rodriguez and Brock. Martin have joined the OSU wrestling team. Here's a direct quote. The coaches gave them the go-ahead. But said you still have to report to coach glasses six thirty every morning? And do all your strength training said Robert Brooks father. The coaches said. They weren't worried about the conditioning because Lord knows they're going to be conditioned enough while they're in wrestling so couple of Oklahoma state football players now playing to sports in. Stillwater Malcolm Rodriguez. He's been starting Middle Linebacker for Oklahoma state and lead and tackles this past season. He was a two time state. Champion at Wagner High School and when a perfect twenty seven oh his senior year. Martin was a three time state champion and Hula and went undefeated his senior year as well. Both players are currently over two hundred pounds. So it's safe to assume there'll be wrestling in the heavyweight division and right now. Oklahoma state actually only has two wrestlers in that weight class. Austin Harris Neo Putman. Those two have combined for a record nine two sport athletes in high school or common to sport. Athletes in college or rarity knocking Rodriguez and Brock. Martin have joined the list. The twenty twenty pre all American list has been released. That's right college. Football season is still relevant. Local players have made the list. Include running back from Oklahoma state. Shuba Hubbard Chubu. Hubbard is actually second on the list behind transient the center slot is taken up by none other than creed Humphrey the Oklahoma Center. Who's entering his junior season? And that's the list right now. The twenty twenty one pre all American list only includes two players from the state of Oklahoma. This is not taking into account that there could be all-star performances from obviously Spencer Rattler Jordan Hazelwood Kennedy Brooks or number of defensive players from Oklahoma as well as Thailand Wallace the receiver who returned for Oklahoma State this year and Spencer Sanders. The big twelve actually had the least in the power five. Those are the only two players who made it from the big twelve conference at all. That's right just to in the entire conference the ACC had six. The big ten had four. Pack twelve three. The group of five had one player. Make the list and the SEC. Ten now you can go out there and yell. Sec Sec bias and you might be right. This list was made by ESPN but at this list is predict anything about next season. Looks like the National Championship. Might making its way back to the SEC. The NBA trade deadline is a week from today on February sixth. The Oklahoma City Thunder Fan base should all hold their breath. It's really hard to know. Exactly what Sam Preston? This front office is going to be trying to pull off but what we do know that. Everyone's available thunder fans have been terrified of that. Here's what I tell you. Oklahoma City is seven one without Danilo Gallery in the starting lineup. They have a winning record without Stephen Adams. There's something to this team. Billy Donovan System is clearly working putting players in the right situation and it doesn't matter who you are the one player I feel. They can't live without and continue winning. Chris Paul everyone else almost feels interchangeable. And I know it's hard to imagine but Danilo Gallinari Stephen Adams especially should be available for other teams. Who are willing to pay the right price. Here's what I'll also say. There's not going to be a team making a move on Chris Paul so you don't have to hold your breath fans so here are the players. I think that you should be paying attention to in the teams that you should be watching. Some people find predicting trades hard. It is it's not an exact science but here's what I plan to do today. I'm going to tell you the teams that can trade for Galar your Stephen Adams as the NBA trade deadline approaches as each one of these teams. Make a trade. You can just simply cross them off the list. An easy example Portland. Portland was rumored to be wanting to trade for little Gal Nari all season then they pull off a trade for Trevor Reza sharpie through the name of Portland Portland's now off the table. All right so here. It is every single team in the NBA. And if they can or won't trade for Danilo. Gallinari are Stephen Adams Golden State. Not a chance. The Minnesota Timberwolves interesting but unlikely to do a gallon are would make a ton of sense for Minnesota but the only player they can trade back to Oklahoma City Andrew Wiggins and that doesn't feel like a Sam Prestige trade so moving on Sacramento Kings. Unlikely they've already made their trade. The New Orleans Pelicans. They are looking for help. It wouldn't shock me if New Orleans had interest so there's one team. The Phoenix Suns Unlikely. The Portland Trailblazers. Crossed off the San Antonio Spurs would love to have either one of those players but the only players they could sit back and return to Marta. Rosen lamarcus Aldridge. Who Oklahoma City will not be interested Rudy Gay Patty Mills or potentially tomorrow Carol. Now that list a player seems feasible. But when you look at the Spurs passed they don't trade assets they don't trade first round picks they don't trade second round picks now would Oklahoma City trade deal Gallinari simply for Rudy Gay and Marco Belletti. Ellie probably not Spurs. No the Memphis. Grizzlies have been a pleasant surprise this year but they don't make sense either. They don't have anybody who makes as much as Stephen or Dil who they'd be willing to try. The Houston. Rockets are interested in everybody all the time but Oklahoma City's made a trade with them recently. So I'm GonNa Cross them off the list as well. The Dallas Mavericks our team to watch now doubtless doesn't exactly have the assets to pull off a trade that maybe the thunder fan base would be excited about but are fused across them off entirely because Danilo would be a great match next kristaps the Utah Jazz or standing pat. They don't have any players. They're willing to trade. That could match. The salaries did allow Nari or Stephen Adams Denver Nuggets. Will they already have a center? They've already made a chair with Oklahoma City recently and they have too many good players as there are no Los Angeles Clippers. Also little intriguing Danilo Gallinari but since he played their last season. I'M GONNA go ahead and write them off as a nose well. The Los Angeles Lakers don't have enough salaries to match either one. So they're off the list. The Atlanta Hawks obviously have had an interest in steam ams all season now. Truthfully I don't see what the framework of that trade looks like were Oklahoma City would say yes in Atlanta would feel comfortable with that. They gave up the Cleveland Cavaliers. No New York Knicks no the Charlotte Hornets. No The Washington Wizards no the Detroit Pistons. Now the Chicago Bulls. Here's what I will say is the Bulls are awkwardly trying to win now with a horrible team. Trust me I watch. Every game the Bulls have their center of the future and window. Carter Stephen Adams is off the list but Danilo Gallinari is interesting not necessarily from a could play for the Chicago Bulls standpoint what she absolutely could but Chicago signed thaddeus young to a long term deal this summer and rumor is they want to get out from underneath that contract with the bowl swap. Did Ilagan Narayan Thaddeus. Young and Senate asset-backed Oklahoma City possibly so they're on the list the Brooklyn Nets. They need help. It's clear well at least Kyrie irving things so but they don't make sense either to me the Orlando Magic. I'M GONNA put them on the list because they are complete wildcard. It's hard to differentiate what their actual plan is now. They just signed Nikolov. Lusa vitual long-term contracts with Stephen Adams is not a target of theirs but Danilo Gallinari might make sense because the only like playing power forwards Philadelphia Seventy sixers. They would love to have either one of these players but it's hard to imagine a way. Philadelphia could get acquire either one without First Trading Josh. Richardson which the sixers have said. Time and again just isn't possible so there are no the Indiana Pacers. Actually an interesting team Danilo Gallinari. Not Stephen Adams did know next to demonise. Bonus is actually an intriguing lineup. Now would they be willing to give up miles turner for it? I don't think so I'll put them on is a possibility but they also feel like a long shot. The Boston Celtics have been looking for a center all season. Now to get Stephen Adams they likely would have to trade someone of significant value to them. And I'm GonNa Assume Gordon Hayward is off the table so the other names on that list Marcus Smart. That doesn't feel right so while they are at a position of need I'll put them on the list because they might get creative with a thirteen. That also feels like a long shot the Toronto Raptors. No the Miami Heat are also a team that would make sense for Danilo Gallon but Miami season it's hard capped. Don't have any assets. They're willing to trade meaning tyler here. Obama bio or any draft picks because Oklahoma City. Own them already. So there are no the Milwaukee Bucks actually a little interesting as well for either player but more importantly for digital Gallinari Milwaukee's assurance. They're not gonNA try Eric. Bledsoe seems like a mistake to me but also eliminates them from these trade conversations so here it is the entire list of teams and I would tell you. Watch over the next week when it comes to delegate. Our Stephen Adams the Boston Celtics Indiana Pacers the New Orleans. Pelicans the Mavericks Hawks the and the magic all other teams aren't likely to pull off the deal. I've seen the rumors of Philadelphia. I get it. It's not going to happen. So there you go. There's your trade primer list heading into next week. Have you ever met someone who just thought they were an incredible liar? Well I usually was that person. I always thought that whenever it came down to it I could convince you something that wasn't entirely true and I was good at it or at least I thought I was. I could convince my mother of anything. My father visiting my friends of anything today on Thursday. Turn day we tell you about a book written by. Malcolm glad well. It's called talking. Strangers in. The premise of the book is looking at historical context of deceiving and deciphering lies. What I learned by reading this book in about three quarters of the way through is not that I'm agree liar. You're bad at telling me when I'm lying. Fifty four percent of people can't tell the difference between a liar and someone who tells the truth there are outliers but they are few few far between so if you're someone who prides themselves on lying. I'd recommend you read this book because first off you'll be a better liar second off you'll find out that your not a good liar. Your friends just are paying attention. This has been Thursday. January thirtieth twenty twenty episode of the Big Story brought to you by the franchise podcast network sponsored by New Balance and Edmund head of the new balance and Edmund at fourteen ninety two South Bryant Avenue. Tell them the franchise since you and that you are a listener of the big story podcast. We're also sponsored by Lucky Star Casino out and Conscio- that's the only place I will be placing a wager as always thank you so much for listening and follow me on twitter at Chisholm Holland. As well as subscribe rate in review to this podcast. We need to hear from you of what you think and what we can do better. We'll always take feedback. My email is Chisholm. Dot H at Tyler Media Dot Com until tomorrow. Take it easy. Bye Baby bag.
2/3/20 - Superbowl winning Chiefs, Shakira, San Fran, OKC win, Bedlam, and Sign Off
"Over the Kansas City chiefs last night at their first Super Bowl victory in over fifty years. Andy Reid got his first Super Bowl trophy after twenty one seasons as a head coach in the NFL. That's the longest stretch in head coaching without a super bowl victory. Andy Reid makes history. Patrick Mahomes also does the same the youngest player to ever win Super Bowl. Mvp adding on top of the fact that last season he was the youngest NFL MVP in history. It feels like a new chapter has taken place in the NFL and a new generation of quarterback lead by Patrick. Mahomes this victory means for the NFL as well as for the chiefs here on the big story podcast just in case you forget going into the media. Today there's two teams that played in this game. The San Francisco Forty niners led by head. Coach Kyle Shanahan as well as quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo both came in with high expectations for this game. Shanahan trying remove the skeletons from his closet and Jimmy Garoppolo showing he has real worth in the NFL. Not just being Tom. Brady's backup quarterback. What does this loss mean for the San Francisco Forty niners in what trend have we seen year over year? Which might make a skeptical about the forty niners hopes for next season? The forty niners a team to compete for the next ten years or just a flash in the PAN picketing and we're GonNa talk about more than just the Super Bowl today. There are so many other sports especially locally that took place this weekend. Oklahoma City gets a twenty point victory over the Phoenix Suns on the road behind the legs of Chris. Paul in the fourth quarter as usual bedlam basketball so faced off on Saturday afternoon in what seemed to be going poorly for the cowboys. Only got worse. We're here to keep you up to date on every day on the big story. Podcasts wild pitch. What's good. It's the big story podcast here. Which is in Holland? From the franchise podcast network which is sponsored by new balance and Edmund. Head up to new balance grandpar- sneakers shorts or any other clothing. Needs A. You're going to have your athletic activities tells the franchise podcast network since you. They're located at fourteen ninety two South Brian Avenue in Edmond Oklahoma. And we're also extremely grateful for this podcast specifically to be sponsored by Lucky Star Casino. Lucky star out unconscious the only place where I would place a wager. Now somehow you've been living underneath rock. The Kansas City chiefs won the super bowl last night. That's right the Kansas City chiefs. Who hadn't been there in fifty seasons led by coach? You can never win a big game and by quarterback who was just twenty four years old won the Super Bowl and let me tell you emotions. Were running high. Just ask Andy Reid to or Patrick. Mahomes of everybody and we just won the Super Bowl Kansas City coming home baby or Travis. Kelsey in the Kansas City chiefs are absolutely gonNa Lombardi all the way back home cassidy. Thirty One San Francisco Twenty. The game started out as every single. Playoff game has started for Kansas City. This postseason a three now which in and of itself as a shocking statistic team won the Super Bowl with the one of the most explosive offense. We've ever seen but started every single game. Punting San Francisco scores on a field goal in the next possession. Kansas City throws up a touchdown at the end of the first making it seven to three second quarter field goal from Kansas City. Right off the bat touchdown from San Francisco Late. Ten Ten tie bogging. This is where the first plot point starts with. Four minutes and fourteen seconds left in the half. Kansas City had the ball at their own. Nineteen Yard Line from their San Francisco. Had All three timeouts in general consensus says that you can call all three of those timeouts and if you get three stops you had the opportunity to get the ball back with a couple of minutes and maybe the two minute warning. San Francisco chose not to go down that road from fear of giving Kansas City extra plays or or possibly fear of pressing their lock even more than they already had. It was a questionable decision from Kyle. Shanahan to not try to give his offense won more possession especially after a seven play eighty yard drive in four minutes and twenty seven seconds. Where look like Jimmy Garoppolo? George Kill Deebo Samuel Rolling. Both teams seem content going into halftime tied at ten ten. Now opening up the second half and the very first possession possession of the third quarter San Francisco scores on a field goal. The next possession Patrick mahomes interception followed by San Francisco touchdown at this point with five minutes. Twenty three seconds left in the third quarter. San Francisco's up twenty to ten the very next possession. Another Patrick mahomes interception up ten after getting a turnover from the Kansas city chiefs. You must feel pretty confident. If you're a San Francisco Forty niners Fan Kyle Shanahan who has experience in being in the super bowl up by a large margin surely would know what to do from here on his next five plays Golf Shanahan called four passes his drive to going three minutes and four seconds off? The clock only won seventeen yards for before punting the ball right back to Kansas City and then Patrick mahomes took over including a forty four yard. Long Bond Tyreek Hill. Tim plays eighty three yards in two minutes and forty seconds. Kansas City put up a touchdown to pull the lead within three San Francisco. Twenty Kansas City. Seventeen the next possession for San Francisco should all be predictable on first down and ten was six thirteen left in the fourth quarter and a three point. Lead San Francisco sets up and runs the ball off the left tackle for five yards perfect. Keep the clock moving second down shocking past the George biddle incomplete. Third Down and five shotgun right to boone. Incomplete Punt San Francisco. Took a minute and three off the clock on a three and out. Now I'm not going to criticize CAL Shanahan too much because he knows more about football than I ever possibly could but based off what we've seen from coach Shannahan in these situations. He should be pretty predictable especially on first and entertaining five on one run play but Shanahan got away from the run and gave the ball right back to the Kansas City chiefs with five minutes left down three. Patrick Mahomes is only Patrick. Mahomes can seven plays sixty five yards in two minutes and thirty seconds later including a couple of speed options scored a touchdown at the Kansas City. Chiefs Up Twenty four to twenty the following possession for San Francisco is all but pretty leading to a final fourth down and ten were Jimmy. Garoppolo got sacked for a loss of nine yards. Frank Clark from there. The story was over. Damian Williams rushed for another touchdown two plays later extending lead from thirty one to twenty but the Super Bowl came down to just nat the greatest player in the League by a pretty considerable margin making the biggest plays in the biggest game at the biggest time despite playing poorly for three quarters of it. But that's what the great ones do. I don't know if this is a new generation of quarterbacks. I don't know of Patrick. Mahomes is going to be a guy that we all look to for the next fifteen twenty years as leading the NFL. But I can tell you if you're going to put my money on anybody. It would have to be Patrick. Mahomes Damian Williams. The local Oklahoma running back from San Diego made a lot of noise in this one hundred yards two touchdowns one receiving one rushing something that maybe he should have been the super bowl. Mvp I don't know if I'm willing to go. That far but Damien Williams had great game. Afterwards he was asked about his performance in what it took to get him where he is a long journey. Been able to come here on drafted make plays for these for these guys for the organization and being able to have the chief kingdom see some men me coming off. Injury means a lot to give off each and every time with on the San Francisco. Forty niners team might be more interesting than the Kansas City chiefs team. That just won the superbowl. Kansas City has their quarterback. There's no questions. He's the best player in the League. They have their head coach. They have their wide receivers. They know their core. They know the Path Ron San Francisco would tell you. They're probably in the same situation. I would tell you if I was gonNA hire anyone in the NFL. Right now Kyle. Shanahan would be a very very early call for me. He's also crossing into uncharted waters. This is from a sports couch. Shanahan has been outscored. Forty six two zero inside the fourth quarter of the ten minute. Mark in the last two Super Bowls. He's coached in. Espn win probability. In Two thousand sixteen had him in a ninety nine point six percent chance to win at one point yesterday ninety five point three that would just got done praising Andy Reid for the Great Coaching job. He did this year and rightfully so a lot of his losses in the postseason that he got blamed for truly felt like luck. I don't know cal Shanahan's losses so far through his tenure as an offense coordinator as a head coach our luck or poor coaching. But I'm not going to default to the latter cal eight and hands great coach. Who's got a great great offense of mind but the question really is going to come back to Jimmy Garoppolo especially after this play airs it out. Sanders. Downfield is overthrowing an hour. The minute thirty three left. Its fourth and ten Jimmy Garoppolo. In the fourth quarter down by four had an opportunity with a wide open Emmanuel Sanders. Streaking down the middle of the field. To throw a game winning touchdown now. I made the joke on twitter. That of Jimmy. Garoppolo would have connected with that touchdown it would help lead him to his third Super Bowl in five years. Which is literally true. But a lot of context add. They're now just like to say if history's taught us anything this San Francisco team that seems to be so loaded. Talent from top to bottom who's biggest weakness might be the fact that they have the fifteen best quarterback in the League won't make the playoffs next year. Which is really hard to imagine. Outside of the New England Patriots. The rule is if you lose in the Super Bowl your next season's awash now trends to be broken in history doesn't apply to everyone all. I would say I don't know if I'd be counting on the San Francisco Forty niners this time. Next February the Super Bowl also gives us a ton of great memories. Halftime shows always a highlight for people who are really interested in the game in the first place might just be there for the commercials. This halftime show was no different. It was making the rounds on social media. People having a reaction one way or the other but it also gave us one iconic moment and I can't wait to see used over and over and over repetitively social media for the next six months. It reminds me a lot of the Left Shark from the Katy. Perry halftime funeral. Remember just search left Shark on Youtube. I promise you it'll be the best thirty seconds you spend your day. But last night we got this from Shakira. Yeah that I. I don't know how to describe it in. I don't know how to even make fun of it. If there was a way to. All I can say is that audio along with the video. We're going to be all over twitter for the short while memorable moments people appreciate the mother here. There was another sport going on this weekend outside of the Super Bowl which is hard to imagine especially for someone like me but the Oklahoma City Thunder did play on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. And we previewed this game as being a real test for Lou dirt in his defensive ability of verse Devon Booker a guy who should have been in the All Star game in his is trying to get revenge against the league well. The thunder did what they always do. Sadly they got down by a deficit in the fourth quarter but luckily for them as they always do the thundercloud right back into the game. Lead behind Chris Paul yet again now. It's encouraging about this. Win is first off. It was on the road and Oklahoma City started out there. Road Record Owen six. Since then they're fifteen and four. The Oklahoma Thunder have been incredible in Rhode Victory. So far the other positive. Take away from here. Shakira's Alexander played poorly in this one. He was five sixteen from the floor over five from the three point line and really look like a liability on the offensive in struggling to make just about anything. Couldn't get to the free throw line but had nine rebounds and four sist- The thunder one in spite of that. They want basically on the back of Chris. Paul and Dennis Schroder the trade deadline. Is this Thursday. Three days from today Adrian Origin House-key in post yesterday afternoon hinted that Stephen Adams is still very much available in trade talks. You have to believe to this point. Dennis Schroder is as well and you'd be hard pressed to find a better bench score in the League right now. Oklahoma City now getting a well deserved few days off in the month of January. They didn't have two days off in a row for the entire month now. They don't play again until Wednesday when they go home against Detroit at this point. Oklahoma City is thirty and twenty on the season. They're still sitting in seventh in the Western Conference. But they're just a half game behind the Dallas Mavericks One game back in the loss column. Oklahoma City is still trying to make an effort to crawl up these playoff standings. Now if you're out there wondering what the differences between the seventh seed and the sixty. Let's say would you rather play the Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets if you can find a way to avoid the seventh or the eighth seed this season? I don't Hate Oklahoma. City's chances of making it to the second round as long as they're not playing the Utah Jazz. Oklahoma City is also closer to the clippers and the second seed than they are to the Memphis Grizzlies in the a seat. The thunder locked into where they are currently with only room to climb up. It's hard to imagine a situation where they fall in the standings thunder playing with house money. And you know me. I'm gambler on Saturday afternoon. The Oklahoma sooners faced off against the Oklahoma state cowboys and got a victory. Eighty two sixty nine their home floor. Yeah a two six nine Nice. The sooners were led by Brady Manic. Who after having a nice little hot stretch played so poorly against Kansas State on last Wednesday? You made up on Saturday Christian doolittle and finish. The game was six point. Dawson Reeves had twenty one and unexpected effort. The cowboys are still looking for answers. From just about anyone mcgriff had fifteen loss and Mike Boyd. Didn't exactly sugarcoated after the game. This cowboys team isn't looking good. Currently at ten and eleven overall an owner eight and conference play looking at their remaining schedule. It's hard to pick out a potential win. The sooners fourteen to seven and four and foreign conference play are still fighting to be a team that is in the bubble or in the tournament. This win doesn't really help with that. But good for bragging rights. Oklahoma state's next game is Wednesday night against Tcu at seven PM at home the sooners play tomorrow at Texas Tech in Lubbock at eight PM ON ESPN two. Now I would not be sleeping on Texas taxes because they're thirteen and eight and had the same conference records. Oh you the red raiders are coming off a win over West Virginia last week as well as only a three point loss in Kansas. This should be a tough test for the sooners and Brady Manic. Thanks for listening the big story today podcast and if you've been listening since the first week which was last week you know right here at the tail. End of the PODCAST. This is generally when I take it towards the movies or music or somewhere. I'm excited to eat not today. Obviously you keep up with the franchise. There's a ton of moving parts right now. Last Wednesday was a tough day for everyone was a tough day for me truthfully. I've been working for six years for a promotion and a full time position radio. I got that on Wednesday should have been the happiest day that I've had professionally long time. Let me tell you it was the toughest day I've ever had to be at work. I worked extremely closely with a lot of the people who were affected on Wednesday. I've met wives. I've met children and it goes without saying my heart broke on Wednesday for some of those who are affected. I knew that it wasn't a performance decision. I knew that it was a financial one so I also know that sitting in the chair than I am right now was Sam. Every day from three seven wasn't a performance decision. It was a financial one. I get that I'm not Koby Daniels. I'm not as good as colby. Daniels won't be Koby Daniels ever for that. I'm sorry you guys have made it very clear that you wish I was truthfully. I wish I was to Co. He's incredible but it's just not the case. It's me so now on every day from three to seven. Just GonNa be me and Sam and I'm just going to be trying to do my best version of me on a radio talk show like I said waiting for this for six years for hard for it. I didn't think it was going to be from three to seven my first opportunity coming off the back of what Wednesday was but it was and it is and I had nothing to do with it but I was affected by it in my way positive. So this isn't a mopey sad story but this is just the truth of it for me and I don't plan on addressing nece on the air or on twitter or on the text line or anywhere there. This is the one time I'll address it not because I'm shy about it and because I'm bashful of what happened. I know that I am lucky. Lot More lucky than skillful. I'm aware but out of respect for colby and Aaron and Gilman and Curtis Dez and Rufus and all the others who are affected. There's no need to drag this out. I'M NOT GONNA be able to replace what they did. For the franchise all I can hope to do is the best version of myself. And if that's not what you want I get it. You didn't sign up for it but also remember the radios free. There's a lot of moving in the background. And sometimes you're twenty six year old kid or not enough experience. Who just happens to be at the right place at the right time? You didn't choose to be there. You didn't make the decision but all you can hope. Turn your mic on and say something stupid. So that's I'm going to do every day all right. There's been the big story podcast which is M. Holland from the franchise podcast network. We're sponsored by new balance and Edmund who is located at fourteen ninety two south. Brian Avenue Edmond Oklahoma. Seven three or three four great place to grab a pair of sneakers. I've started running a lot since the new year. Let me tell you. New Balances. An awesome running shoe or trainer. 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2/12/20 - Thunder lose, OSU wins, Phillip Rivers, NCAA Budget, Dak Update, OU Preview, MNF Flexing
"Bed the Oklahoma City thunder have a shocking tough loss against the San Antonio Spurs last night at home. One fourteen to one. Oh six San Antonio came into this game with a five game losing streak. Their best player hurt. It's somehow they find a way to get it done against the thunder Chris. Paul led the way with thirty. One points the lamarcus Aldridge. The Guy who seems to always haunt okay see led the way for the San Antonio Spurs with twenty five. It was a one sided game for majority of it but Oklahoma City made it close down the stretch white wrong for the thunder. Right for the San Antonio Spurs. What does this mean going forward here around the table? Know you miss me man. Keep you up to date with just the thunder and the Oklahoma State basketball game on this podcast role to make sure that you know what's going on with Philip rivers and his departure from the Los Angeles chargers Dak Prescott Contract Update Monday night. Football looking at a schedule change the NC double A.'s. Newest financial port is causing headlines in a stir in finally. Oh you plays Iowa state later this afternoon so make sure you stick around all the way through the Big Story. Woah baby bitty. What's good? It's the big story of the day. Podcast it's Wednesday February twelfth and Osu played last night as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder. We'll get you caught up with that. Were here on the franchise podcast network on the big story of the day. And they are sponsored by new balance and Edmund. New Balances An awesome place. If you're going to be trying to snag some workout wear at fourteen ninety. Two South Bryant Avenue in Edmond Oklahoma. So make sure you head up to new ballots and do what you can and support people who support your remedium just like Lucky Star Casino. Lucky star out in con show is an awesome place to gamble. They have an incredible staff. They will teach you how to play and teach you how to win money and craps roulette as well as blackjack and more slot machines and you can count lucky stars. My home away from home on Mondays from three seven to make sure you head out that way and support people who support us here. At the franchise podcast network the Oklahoma City thunder had a heart wrenching loss last night to the San Antonio Spurs currently Tint in the Western Conference Oklahoma City now firmly in sixth place tied with the Dallas Mavericks for Seventh Oklahoma City. Came into the game at full strength. Everyone was healthy outside of the obvious Andre Roberson but everyone else was in the lineup for Oklahoma City. Heading into the game. Not The case for the San Antonio Spurs they were without Demar Derozan their leading scorer on the season. He was ruled out just before game time with back spasms his second straight miss. But that didn't seem to matter for San Antonio in the first half. This was an ugly game. Neither team being able to score with any type of consistency. San Antonio was forty nine the Oklahoma City. Thunder was forty one heading into halftime. This game finished one fourteen one. Oh six the offense is really came alive in the second half lead on the back of Chris Paul as well as share gilders Alexander Overall the thunder team who cannot buy a bucket in the first half really played. Well offensively in the second but couldn't get a stop on the other end lamarcus Aldridge in very lamarcus Aldridge. Fashion found a way to put up twenty five nine at twenty from the floor. The thunder had no answer for him all night. He the double double with fourteen rebounds. The other surprising performance is Dante. Murray John Murray a great basketball player on the defensive end of the floor very impactful at he was a minister on that side had nine rebounds in twenty seven minutes along with twenty five points. John Murray was electric. He helped close out this game. He was there crunch. Time Ball Handler. Who found a way to get some mid range jump shots to go down as well setting up lamarcus Aldridge Dijon. Murray was being guarded by. Didn't Schreuder as well as Lou. Dort down the stretch and really had every single answer. He went nine to twelve from the field and was probably the best player in the fourth. Quarter for large stretches. This however on the thunder side of things was a story about not who played well. And who didn't play well but definitely a story about Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schroder both having average to below average games on the exact same night in Ilagan Nari thirty minutes. Four of sixteen from the floor only fifteen points and eight rebounds did assure what five thirteen from the floor with only fourteen points? It was a tough loss for Oklahoma City. Because in large part you feel like if either one of those guys show up on their normal standard. Oklahoma City. They likely walks away with the win. New Orleans no well not get to play a huge factor in this one. Three thousand who minutes to open up the first half. Stephen Adams had ten points and ten rebounds in his double double effort along with four steals but really the only reason. This game was closed down the stretch and interesting because of Chris. Paul Chris Popley thirty four minutes with twelve of eighteen from the floor. Five of nine from the three point line and had thirty one points overall. The thunder's offensive numbers. Don't look too bad now after the fourth quarter the third corps that were so good for them they shove forty five percent from the floor and thirty five percent from the three point line San Antonio actually only shot twenty eight percent from the three point line and forty eight percent from the field. The biggest difference was down the stretch. As as Oklahoma City was trying to make their comeback. San Antonio did not miss a free throw in the fourth quarter. They shot twenty five twenty seven overall in the game. They were perfect turnovers. Were just about the same personal fouls a little slanted toward San Antonio Favor. Oklahoma City fans were not happy about some of these foul call. Seven blocks for the Spurs to only two for Oklahoma City overall. Though as I mentioned you can make a lot of cases for what happened in this ball game and I'm sure people tomorrow morning we'll be upset with the officiating especially early against Oklahoma City. That was not the case of why they lost. If you're watching the game live it really came down to the fact that Dennis Schroder especially for three and a half quarters of start to game was really irrelevant on the offense event and could not find a way to get his shot to fall also just as a side note Abdul Nature has been labelled as the quote best shooter on the team. He has been for quite some time. Basically since his arrival in Oklahoma City we hear all the time for not only the third or organization but people who followed seem very closely that Abdul is an awesome three point shooter. Has anyone made less shots and got that title in Oklahoma City ever in the history of mankind Abdul later tonight. Three of seven zero of three from three point. Line a points. You did have a big finishing transition to get an an one to try help to close the gap between the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City but overall disappointing performance. Obviously Oklahoma City's schedule on the upcoming is a little bit in their favor. We get the joy of watching Zion Williamson at home on Thursday night. The last game before the all-star break and then the Denver Nuggets on the Friday after so tomorrow at Seven PM. Oklahoma City will face off against the New Orleans. Pelicans and we will preview that game tomorrow morning. Oklahoma state it's their second big twelve win in conference play so far this season last night. Sixty four to fifty nine over the case state wildcats. They are now tied for the bottom of the big twelve with the wildcats. Overstay seems to be turning a corner on their season playing well down in certain stretches but the familiar face of Lindy waters really down the stretch. This one is who helped win. If you watch this game either in the arena or live on his you know the final forty seconds took forever in. Lindy waters was the guy who was knockdown free throws. He went five six in the fourth quarter to help close out this one in style. Kansas state struggling from all over the place. The only shot thirty five percent from the floor and thirty one percent from the three point line Oklahoma state shop fifty one percent from the floor and twenty five percent three point line so by and large this was simply an ugly gross bottom of the big twelve game between Oklahoma state and Kansas State. And it came out in favor of the pokes. This game was played in Manhattan Kansas. So this is a good road win for Oklahoma state heading into the rest of the year. Obviously they just got to win recently over the TCU Horn frogs seventy to fifty seven and a close loss to the number one overall. Baylor Bears Oklahoma state seems to be turning a quarter and Mike. Boynton cannot be more grateful than probably is at this exact moment. Things are getting a little hot and still water but now as the direction of the team it seems that the hot seat might be cooling off a little bit Oklahoma state now. Twelve and twelve back to five hundred yet again on the season as a whole they face off against Texas tech here in just a few days at home at West Virginia versus Oklahoma Act Kansas. It's hard to imagine Oklahoma state winning any of those games but they do finish the season with three very winnable ones down the stretch Iowa State Kansas State and Texas Philip rivers is moving on. That's right the Los Angeles. San Diego chargers and Philip rivers have both mutually agreed that it's best for both parties for Philip rivers to move on and try to find a new football home. Philip rivers did make a release yesterday afternoon saying that he does not only want to return to football for next season but hopes to play somewhere in the neighborhood of two more years that makes finding a landing spot for Philip rivers difficult. A lot of teams may have a lot of turnover at that position heading into next season. And it'll be interesting to see what teams have interest the team that everyone is putting at the top of the list though as of right now is the Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis obviously has Jacoby perset. Who played fair to start the beginning of the season and really held lead them to an early lead in their division but down the stretch. Jacoby perset really struggled so people are circling that as a potential place because they are set at every other position. Outside of quarterback other teams like Tampa Bay have apparently decided they are going to be retaining Jameis Winston into the best of their abilities heading into next year. Obviously the New England patriots have some uncertainty with Tom. Brady and the Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott. But it's hard to imagine exactly what starting Job Philip rivers wheeled. Five between now and the start of the NFL. Season in twenty twenty. But Philip rivers a guy who's extremely likeable and a lot of ways. His winning character in his competitiveness shows through time and time again and no one can throw a pick six in the fourth quarter like Philip rivers so I hope for not only my sake but for yours. Philip finds a place to throw a football in twenty twenty experts close to NFL teams. Say they do not value him as a starter. Currently at this point his career and much more likely that he'll be offered a backup role for a different organization. Now that conversation obviously gets interesting. Does he try to find someone who has a lot of proven success and right on the back there? Does he try to go somewhere where he thinks that maybe he can compete for the starting job by the end of the season or does he go somewhere where the quarterback is uncertain because of an injury risk and hoping that maybe at some point during the season he could see time to prove that he is still a viable option in the NFL unclear? But Philip rivers has been in our lives for such a long time. Hopefully he finds a landing spot for next season the ANC AA had to release a financial report yesterday afternoon. Allegedly the conferences between the five power have spent over seven hundred fifty thousand dollars in lobbying efforts at the state and national level. That is a truly astonishing number. It obviously a lot of people are taking this a ton of different directions. You can't pay players. How come you pay three quarters of a million dollars to lobbyists how you feel about your college sports teams or college athletic departments spending money on lobbyists in trying to sway governments to make rules in their personal favor Obviously this do not sit well with a lot of people yesterday afternoon when this news broke. It'll be a developing story of exactly how this has taken but I do not expect any change to happen here if anything the NC Double A. Will be spending more money going forward. Because obviously they're trying to keep things at the status quo in the current agreement. They don't want to worry about paying players they don't want to worry about trying to fight the concussion protocol stuff they wanNA push all that back burner as much as they can continue to bring in as many dollars. They can't not only their schools but obviously their pocketbooks well. Lobbying is a is a dirty yet accepted part of American politics and I think sometimes we do forget that it also plays a role in the education system as well in college football so when people say they don't want to remove the innocence from college football by paying players. That's okay but just remember that someone Greece. Somebody's pocket to make sure it stay that way. Dak Prescott and the Dallas cowboys apparently are still very divided on contract negotiations at this point. Dak Prescott apparently asked for upwards of forty million dollars from the cowboys per season just to play quarterback for their franchise. He's also asked for one hundred twenty million dollars guaranteed Jerry Jones. Not at the moment interested in anything close to those numbers. He did say yesterday afternoon that he is hopeful that this will be resigned. Input behind them soon. In a franchise tag will not be needed but people close the Dallas cowboys. Do say that if it gets to that point they have no fear and placing the franchise tag on press. Got Something to keep in mind going forward. That Dak in this negotiation are apparently are very divided. We saw this the last year with Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas cowboys. And everything did progress to a point where eventually Zeke was in training camp. This'll be a story that we monitor all the way through the summer until it is resolved because the Dallas cowboys earlier in the market for quarterback. Things get a lot more interesting for Tom. Brady. Philip Rivers Jameis Winston. Marcus Mariota and a handful of others who are free agents this summer. The Oklahoma sooners will face off tonight against the Iowa. Cyclones at home in Norman Oklahoma. This game will tip off at eight. Pm ON ESPN to Iowa. State comes in a tin and thirteen on the season. Lead behind Bolton Abject fifteen points a game Oklahoma now fifteen eight on the year coming in led by Brady Manic now. Espn matchup predictor. Gives the sooners seventy two percent. Chance to win this ballgame there. The heavy favorite in Vegas ten and a half point line here now. The Iowa State. Cyclones are coming in after a win over the Kansas State wildcats but before that they had four straight losses. Obviously Oh you coming off their biggest win of the season against the West Virginia mountaineers. This'll be interesting games. We had four Christian doolittle. Obviously the big game against West Virginia see if he can continue his great play as well as Brady Manic. Find a way to get it back on track. Oklahoma now looking more more like a tournament team by the day in every win from here on out can help solidify their place in that standing and games like this are the ones that the sooners need to win to ensure they stay at the top of the mine of March madness Monday night football announcer. They are considering adding a flex option to their Monday night. Football programming schedule. If you're familiar with how it works currently right now. There is a flex option for Sunday night. Football towards the end of the season the last handful of weeks where one team can be flexed out of the Sunday night game and replaced with noon or three thirty game. They're looking at making that exact same option for Monday night as well. What this helps prevent is if a team that is supposed to be very good but his experience. Some heavy injuries down the stretch not be the only national televised game on Monday night. Now this is great for the fans who are watching on television. Obviously you want to watch the best possible game. You can on Monday night football as well as Sunday night. But this does get a little complicated for the players. Obviously this would be expanding some players in some teams that play multiple Monday night. Football Games more so than they do currently as well as fans. Can you imagine if you had a ticket to a game on Tuesday? That's for that following Sunday. Then find out. No it's not on Sunday. It's actually going to be on Monday night. How does that affect your life and your work schedule? And what can you do to ensure that you get your chance to go to the stadium? It's a complicated ordeal. But it is a creative idea for the NFL to try to make sure they're putting their best games on the highest primetime slots look at this season. No one thought San Francisco was going to be as good as they were so obviously they should have been on more prime time games. This helps try to address and fix that problem. Thank you so much for listening to the big story. Today podcast. Today on Wednesday February Twelfth. Leave us a rating and review on itunes. Oh be extremely helpful for us as well as follow me on twitter at Chisholm Holland. Amount from three. To Seven. Every day on the franchise. Okay One oh seven. Seven Oakland City. Want US nine in. Tulsa on the triple m ranch where sponsored here by new Balance Edmund new balance is a great place to go grab some swagger trying to get into the workout shape as well just stylish clothes for yourself or anyone in your family of four thousand nine hundred South Brian Avenue in Spring Creek Plaza an Edmund were also sponsored by Lucky Star casino out in Conscio-. 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March 6th 2020 OKC Vs Knicks, NFL CBA, OU vs TCU, and OSU vs Texas
"Baby the Oklahoma City. Thunder are going to face off against the New York Knicks. This afternoon that game will be tipping off. Had he had time six thirty. Pm Central Standards. So make sure you mark your calendars that when the New York Knicks eight abysmal basketball team. Who thought they were going to be in playoff contention this year or at least that's what ownerships thought are going to be trying to give. Oklahoma City their twenty fifth loss on the season while the Knicks are trying to garner their twentieth. Win on the season led in scoring by Julius randle will be familiar with the former Laker. Who's leaving them in rebounds assists had points this big around the baby s the NFL and the player's associations are trying to now find their home for a new agreement for the next ten years of professional football. Obviously a sticky point that we talked about right here on the Big Story Day. Podcast you days ago was what happens to marijuana suspensions as well as how is that punish going forward will news broke yesterday afternoon that the new CBA is currently being voted on would not include any language for punishment for marijuana based failures of drug tests in any other. Suspensions in the past would be removed. Is this a big enough win for the players? Paolo around the baby back with ease is Friday march. Six of twenty twenty in the sports world is ablaze as we prepare for March madness as well as the thunder bringing home the final few games of their NBA season. We'll also be looking around the country at other college basketball programs the likely winner of the big twelve yet again. We could have seen that coming as well as what? Oh you ain't. Osu have this weekend on the big story wild guess pretty good. This is the big story of the day. Podcast we are part of the franchise podcast network. So that means we're sponsored by new balance Edmund. 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The other thing about playing a Madison Square. You have no idea what's going to happen tonight. James Dolan to throw out Charles Oakley tomorrow James Dolan could ban spike Lee for returning to a home game. It's GONNA be interesting. Obviously this is actually GonNa be the first home game for the Knicks since Spike Lee swore off to be supporting the team anymore and not being attendance in his courtside seat that he's had for over twenty years so a little bit of a story line to unpack there for Knicks. Fans as Oklahoma City comes into town but this is not a game at thunder fans should be worried about if the thunder lose this one. It'll be an alarming loss The only name that's currently on the thunder injury report is Andre Roberson. But if you look at the other players for the New York Knicks Dennis Smith. Junior appears to. He's going to Miss Mitchell. Robinson has an opportunity missed a young center and condemn Allen. The shooting guard also has a potential to miss this ball game. The New York Knicks are led by one player and one player only after trading Marcus Morris at the deadline Julius randle leads them in points rebounds and assists he's averaging in nineteen ten and three on the year. That's right there. Leading assist dinner for the Knicks is only averaging three assists per game. New York Knicks are and Ugly Basketball Team. Who really struggled this year after hoping to make the playoffs but I will say they have a win over the Chicago Bulls a win over the Houston Rockets and an eight point loss to the Utah Jazz. In their last three games so things may be turning in the right direction for the Knicks but regardless Oklahoma City is going to need this victory for a variety of reasons but most importantly looking at their upcoming schedule. Obviously they got the win two nights ago to the Detroit Pistons. They face off against the knicks tonight on their home floor then on Sunday they will be playing the Boston Celtics in Boston. Fall by Utah at home Minnesota at home that we all would have assumed be an easy win this time three weeks ago. Minnesota has been playing better lately than WASHINGTON MEMPHIS. Who'S A playoff team Atlanta? Who STINKS DENVER? Miami this is not an easy stretch for Oklahoma City. They do have a pretty favorable schedule overall. If you just look at the fact they get to play the Knicks. Two more times they get to play the Phoenix Suns again. They'll play the Charlotte Hornets again. All that is helpful but there are some good opponents laden in this next few weeks. Oklahoma City want to face off against and their current standing in the playoffs is not a guarantee. They're sitting in six right now. A half game over the Dallas Mavericks. Who got a win two days ago and only seven games over the Memphis Grizzlies? Oakland city likely not going to be the AC unless things really start going sideways for this team but they very simply could be the seven. Here's what I will say though. I don't think it matters because I think the seeds two three and four are just as much up in the air as Oklahoma City is between five and seven. We don't know where the clippers are going to be. The nuggets are going to be or the Houston Rockets. It's so jumbled up close that really Oklahoma City could see any of those teams in the first round so there's no point as the thunder vans stressing out about if they're six or if they're the seven seed likely they doesn't have a whole lot of control over who they will be playing so this is just again. That's for Morality for continuing positive momentum after a couple of tough losses to the clippers in the bucks but then getting a close win over the Detroit Pistons so hopefully the thunder can pull away with a big victory this week on Friday and then a massive game on Sunday against the Boston Celtics the NFL has negotiating a new CBA for a few weeks now and It's not going well the NFL keeps saying we think it's going to pass this time and the players declined seventeen game regular season being added but a cap on the amount of money that the players could make in that game was laughable as a offer from the NFL. You also add in the fact that they were removing a first-round Bhai from the two seed and that's adding another playoff game and there wasn't any financial reconstruction there but now the big thing that's came out today and it was the most predictable storyline that has come out of recent memory. Is that the. Nfl has decided that they are willing to give in in not suspend players for positive tests of Marijuana Bravo. What a great show. If I could give an award on this podcast for best in show it would absolutely be the NFL. Roger Goodell tell me why does the NFL care? Why do they care if the are using marijuana? They don't they truly don't it doesn't affect anything about them. But it's a bargaining chip and they were holding over the player's head. So here's what sadly going to happen here eight again. I don't fault the NFL for doing this. This is negotiating one. Oh One I'm a firm believer in business is business and you have to do. What's best for you in these situations? You have no obligation to be nice to the person you're negotiating with but again this zero value for the NFL in a ton of value for the NFL players. So they gave in and they said we're not going to suspend any players are marijuana related failures and drug tests. Were also going to remove all suspensions for players who are currently suspended based off marijuana charges which does include Justin Blackmon as well as Josh Gordon. In a handful of other big names that we've mentioned before in now the. Nfl is hopefully going to get their seventeenth game and their additional playoff game. More money pouring in more hits for these players but they're not going to test for a drug that is legal over a large portion of the country an UN- shocking development a predictable one but still just remind you of how much of a dirty business. This is not necessarily an agreement or partnership between the players in the league and it shouldn't be again as I mentioned. It should not be that but this was very good negotiating by the NFL in the CBA Department. Making sure that they held this over the player's head to moment and now it's almost a sure thing. Apparently this new. Cba will pass and we'll have seventeen weeks of football not this coming season but the season after with an additional playoff game either way. Exciting for football fans everywhere. The Oklahoma sooners are taking on their final opponent of the regular season and it is going to be a nail biter the taking on the TCU Horn frogs. Who were playing pretty well here in the final stretch of big twelve play. They defeated West Virginia. They defeated Baylor a close loss to Iowa state and a nine point loss in Lawrence Against Kansas earlier. In the week this game will be a five PM ON ESPN two. The sooners likely need to win this one two punch their ticket to the big dance and they are going to be fighting tooth and Nail Chris. Doolittle averaging sixteen points on the season with nine rebounds. It's safe to assume that coming out on this one. He is going to be excited. The try to make a statement and get a big time victory for his program. After missing two key free throws at the end of the Texas game costing them a victory sooners now eighteen and twelve on the year. Eight and nine in conference play Looking to get to nineteen wins heading into the big twelve tournament again. Big Time match up. This won't be down in Fort Worth at five. Pm Tomorrow the final game of Oklahoma state's regular season is almost upon us. Final game in big twelve play is against the Texas. Longhorns and I'm sure Oklahoma state fans are all just slowly sighing in relief that this year from hell has almost come to a close Oklahoma state now sixteen and fourteen insured themselves at least be above five hundred in the regular season. Six eleven where they're taking on the red. Hot longhorns or coming not only a four game win streak but also the fifth game in that win streak coming over on a buzzer beater against Oklahoma. Texas has really been playing ugly basketball. And I I mean that is a compliment. Their defense has been upstanding because they know that their offense is anything but that so they need to keep these scores low. And good thing. For the LONGHORNS. And the POKES IS. That's exactly what each one of these teams want to do. Both teams struggled to score. Both teams can played good defense stretches but Oklahoma state likely playing in their last meaningful game of the year. And just trying to play spoiler you head into this ball game. Texas is now on the inside just barely on making the tournament after what seemed like an impossibility a few weeks ago. Oklahoma state has nothing to play for other than just simply removing Texas from playing in March madness. And that is enough for some guys. We see teams play spoiler all the time. This'll be fun. What's on three? Pm ON ESPN. Two Oklahoma state coming in after a surprising win over Iowa state followed up by a win over Kansas State. Probably the worst team in the big twelve always say season almost done but one final game against Texas twelve months have finally passed says the reign of Texas Tech and Kansas State of big told champions is over. Kansas has won the big twelve yet again. Well we all kind of expected that to have the YEAR OF REVENGE FOR BILL SELF IN. Adidas is in full swing. Kansas now has won fifteen straight in his led. By as a Buki. Who's been playing very well down here. In the stretch likely going to be the number one overall seed in the tournament but as we prepare for the big twelve tournament. We now have the schedule out. It'll start on Wednesday march. Eleventh will be the first round of those games. Thursday march twelfth will be the second round the semifinals Friday the finals on Saturday which will give us our big twelve champion. These games will start at six PM. Apm respectively in the first round and start as early as eleven thirty on the Thursday for the quarterfinals in the final game. Tipping off at eight PM. It'll be exciting to see where Oklahoma falls in. This ranking We also at this point know that Oklahoma state likely going to be the number nine seed playing at six PM on. Espn U. on March Eleventh Victim Tournament. Right around the corner. It's always a great time in Kansas City. The sprint center after a devastating loss. To the Texas LONGHORNS. The Oklahoma basketball teams likely going to find themselves as a ten seed if everything shook out as it sits right now. That's obviously pretty devastating. News for ou. Who thought they might climb to a little bit better of a position projections right now though do have them as the last ten seed in on the bubble of being out again. This only proves how important this game is this weekend but Oklahoma likely going to be playing in March madness and not have to play to play in game which also seem like a possibility a few weeks ago Salon Krueger and Christian doolittle along with Brady manic trying to make some noise in the tournament will have to do it by playing from behind. This has been the big story today. Podcast my name is Chisholm Holland at Chisholm Holland on twitter. And I appreciate you listening. Please make sure you leave us. A five star review on itunes extremely helpful for us or whatever platform you are listening to this podcast from also gives a tweet if you make it to the end of the absurd at Chisholm Holland on twitter. I would love to know what your thoughts are on. This new podcast. We've watched the franchise. Were part of the franchise podcast network sponsored by new balance at Edmond at Fourteen Ninety two South Bryant Avenue in Edmond Oklahoma as well as Lucky Star Casino and Konczal. 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"The interruption but I'm Mike Wilpon Nick. Well Linda walking on a wire over live volcano tonight. Tony you any kind of daredevil Tony Kornheiser once got dark back taxes Barcode militants anybody watching US notorious. Well you and I know who he is. We know that your boy Joe Dumars draft them. And my Larry Brown loved them and coached him and he had no. We were all I wanted to get to the Linden. They are I fan here. They would do pyramids of ten and twelve people in walk on a wire walking over live. I'll tell you I. I think this is all the Linda's to at least one of them. When I was a kid at the circus this is generational for them. Yes only crazy. I mean that's come on their evil knievel or the Linda Evil Knievel Polish joke. The will end is the eleven is for sure. GonNa. Pti boys and girls and today's episode. Diane goes back to back. Lebron shoots from the logo and Tom Brady and Bill. Belichick talk but we begin today with Chicago. State University announcing they will not travel for two games this week at Seattle and Utah Valley and their women's team will not host to wack games this week citing the spread of the corona virus is the reason similarly Missouri. Kansas City will not travel to Seattle for a whack game. We'll see cancellations as outliers or a sign of things to come. I don't know Tony I. I'm not a disease control expert. Now I have no idea but we already know the Olympics chief has come out and said so far so far we're not candy art and we know the Games in Italy are being played an empty venues. At least that's been announced as well so I don't know like like how seriously this is going to impact us. Even before we get off the air there could be news that changes. I know something about Chicago State University and I don't even why are they in the whack? And what's their physical and emotional and financial investment and a school in Kansas City. And is there other motive here as we deal with schools? Two thousand miles away from there. I think in this particular case. It's significant that are not going to Seattle will. There has been what we consider at this point a rash of corona virus. So maybe that has something to do with look. I think there's a fine line between being prudent and panicking. Yeah and I think that every single professional team every single college team every professional league the NCAA TOURNAMENT. They are wondering. What is the tipping point here? At what point for the safety of the athletes and the safety of the fans. Do we move forward and postpone or cancel something that you mentioned the Olympics? I'm willing to bet there are lots of people inside the IOC who are saying you can say that now but if x happens we're going in a different direction this is fluid. Yes yes every day maybe twice a day you assess it. You have your experts by experts. I mean experts doctor I have them on retainer. You'd better have access to them and universities institutions of higher learning. Better have these people which Chicago state. It's possible because you've got to read their record their foreign twenty-five the men's team Oh and fourteen conference women's team has won twenty six hundred thirteen conference. Maybe they say we're going to be safe rather than sorry. We're not competing tournaments. You know so it. It doesn't matter quite as much to me. It's much more difficult if you're competing for the NCAA tournament and you're wondering why cancel game. Dwight postponed Tony as we sit here. Today what does today? March fifth could be different tomorrow. We have no idea what's going to happen by the time we get to conference tournament this weekend. Tuna sometimes you gotta say all of us on the show. We don't know there's something a lot. More uplifting Tony of course referring to Zion. The PELICANS had indicated they were going to play it safe when it came to him playing back to back Games but here he is ready to go tonight. As far as we know against the Mavericks in Dallas Twenty four hours after a disappointing home loss to the catalyst he wolves. So let's get right to it tone. Zaire's looks physically imposing since the days stepped on the floor in mid-january but you have not put down the yellow caution flag the entire time. Would you not have him in the lineup tonight? I think you have to play the long game would cy on. I think you have to try and keep him around next year and the year after and for ten years there's a lot of tickets to be sold when Zion Williams in the NBA and Williamson and playing for a New Orleans. Now if the doctors I gotta assume the doctors who advising the team every day and they're probably saying okay. He looks pretty good because of the doctors aren't saying that I just don't think it's worth it to compete for the eighth spot in the playoffs and put him at any sort of physical risk. But you don't Tony. He's a physical risk. Every time he goes out there every time he goes out there he is he and everybody else. And I'm GonNa Grant you that. There are times when you wear the yellow flag and I'm going all right. Let's take a step back and see how this because we're twenty. He's gotTa play the can't put them in bubble wrap. He's got to play. They can put them in double wrap this year. But we're talking about what eight to land against the lake verse spot. Michael Jordan once was happy to get the Lakers have beaten the pelicans twice in a row. The Lakers will beat the Pelicans four or four one passengers to him in that quest. It's crazy no that's the quest. That's where your quest starts all these teams who would rather be in the lottery. Have the process eight times. It'll be this starting to I. We may as well be. This started halfway through the season. Yeah so I what I'm saying is I don't think you pull out all the stops to be eighth in the playoffs next year. Maybe they go for fourth. Maybe it's different. I don't know in this way. Zaire could play eighteen to twenty one minutes tonight. It wouldn't that be sort of trying to protect them in ways to protect loan management with somebody them play two or three games every month. No but yes but he's different than the others. It's an investment of time. He's better than most goodwill of Yahoo is trying to help the NBA spice up. Its regular season. Ratings are down across the board fans. Feel the players. Don't care about playing regular-season Games. So goodwill propose as a way to make regular season games more meaningful. He suggests instead of the two to one one one formula in the playoffs the NBA should switch to two to three. This would give a fifth home game to the team with a better regular season record. Wilbon would this help or hurt the NBA product. I don't think either. I think it's interesting suggestion. I know Vinnie. He he thinks a lot about things like this and particularly NBA regular season. What people think of it but I don't know that this would help or hurt. I just I. I don't WanNa see anymore. Gimmicks I'm tired of gimmicks every day every day on this show. We talk about once four or another going to a gimmick some gimmick a gimmick. How would you solve the problem the season short and then not GonNa do this? That's why written who say this all the time. That owners will not allowed to ask them so then. What being in the absence of that? What do you think of this idea? I I like it. I'll tell you the regular season matter more. Well I think I think it may be bad for the NBA product. In this regard. It is so tough to win five four games on the road. It's so tough to do that. If you give a team the available is that then I think there would be no upsets right but in the regular season where fans are sort of turned off to the lack of effort. Play for it. Yes I land. I think it would eliminate load management to the degree that it existed exist to a great degree. Now and it's all hysteria and Kawhi Leonard played for why Leonard has a leg that you didn't notice. He was limping on last year in the playoffs. Leonard is not load management. It's injury management. What in the playoffs. He goes because there's the play offs. Okay go in the regular seasons extra so you don't see any avenue to making like yeah if you're Adam silver are you actually worried about the ratings going down which I think you are? So what can you do for the regular seventy? Two is owners. Won't do that. I mean we both but that's but that's don't unions errand. Tony it is but if you want to know what season when they play fifty-five because it was great now I know semi twos Ward at fifty five but has less than eighty two if you had a seventy game regular sightings you had sixty on earth can you start with seventy at least do something as long as you promised me. It'll decrease faculty and more have you noticed. We haven't mentioned Aaron Judge in a while certainly not so far in spring training. That's because he ain't Spring Training. He's taking tests to see if his shoulder slash peck injury will allow him to get on the field at some point soon. No Games no bats tests. This of course comes on the heels of missing sixty games last year and the year before. This is the big strong dude at six foot. Seven to eighty two so it's pretty noticeable when he ain't there is a time start stressing out. Tony about the Yankee big man. Let me emphasize big man. Because he's freakishly big for a baseball player. Sixty seven to eighty two. He's the size of a certain boxer. We just talked about all also Zion Williamson. And if I said before that I have a caution flag up for Zion Williamson because I want it for the long term and I look at the last three years Aaron judge which is one hundred fifty five which is great that one hundred twelve and one hundred two then I got to now. He has migrating injuries. This is not a good sign. It's just not so I would worry about him. They Jim Call. Stanton also missed every game list hopeless about. I'm not so sure why everybody's high on the Yankees Severino big starter. Lawyer wanted to the New Jersey. Police look this is sort of weird to me. I mean there weren't many baseball players nearly as big as I mean. Frank Thomas is are those fank Howard originally rang however thirty years there was nobody. Hunter USABLE. Lou. Gehrig was a big man like six two and a half these guys result guys. Who are the size of tackles and you play one hundred sixty two? But what if your body breaks down? But why does it seem like everybody's body is breaking down and the bigger you are the more breakdowns there? There are one hundred sixty two. Should we all be getting muggsy? Bogues off prototype to play in. Every sport does mookie. Betts play most of the Games. He's not the biggest guy in the world works. But you are struck by the physicality of those two and you go. Yeah they too big for baseball. I don't know let's take a break coming up. Marcus. Smart Registers. His disagreement with several officials. What's the word for lebrons shots from the logo? She's in the logo love to watch. Aaron judge not to watch him hit to watch him into Carlos Stanton Way. What good is it? Big Heart should get him some of that. A jacket on hands-off. Let's go what Marcus smart was blank last night. He was dumb. You know it's not that he didn't play a good game because he did play a good game he had fourteen points. He had ten assists. He made a great block man. Six eleven jared Allen. I mean he did everything right except at the end of the game where he did an inexcusably dumb thing he fouled guy up three three point shots. I'll and then it's boom boom boom. You're an overtime and you end up losing the game in any compounds that I think by screaming at referees at the end for which I assume he's GonNa get fine and he could even get suspended so I think it was dumb. What he did was classic. We go back to the block of Jared Allen a Celtic block of Jared Allen. That conjures up number six William Felton Russell. Does it not does? I mean he was clean and Marcus. Smart is six four six tape block so great block. And here's the other thing. He plays defense he filled up the box score fouled a three first of all. I'm not sure I don't think he filed them and willingness to Work Bill Russell was to get unofficial or to his day in his bill. Russell had stature that Marcus. I thought that was a clean. Swipe don't make that call three around in style. Celtic next Lebron shot from the logo was blank. It was good. It was good all the way and was a jump shot. He wasn't throwing it in there. This is the second time I believe in two games that Lebron is made a shot like this from about forty feet and last night Mike he did this with ten minutes to go in the third quarter for no other reason in a state of Philadelphia. You guys have clowns. You don't belong on the same court with us. Get off the court and Lebron probably so sick of Joel embiid's constant yapping about how he's the best player in the world so he said take this because you know it was the best player in the World Lebron James of best player in the world. He's made it comfortable for. Anthony Davis out there. He's done everything he's the MVP. I know you waiting. He's the MVP wars used to be inspirational. Now your words are dumb and good dumb and good. You've gotta somebody gave you a Janelle better than a four letter word on this show. Lebron from the local was new school. Because that's all they do. Now what are you talking about? Trae young Steph Curry Luke or snacks. They walked out and they shoot from the logo. Exactly being the bull's Viggo out and they practice this shot by the way. I'm giving Steph curry credit for this. Because steph curry would do it during public warm-ups he was just go out to a spot that we're nobody would be and take shots. Like what is he doing? So Lebron is saying I may be old school. I just praised the Brown for one. Other thing what. He hasn't fired the coach. Frank Vogel seems to be doing a pretty good job about next Mitch. Martyrs Goal was blind. It was and worn. This look like something in a street ball basketball game. So he puts the puck between his lair. All doing it. And then he gets on his knees and then he flips backhand into the net while he's skating away from the goal. And then and you brought up Steph Curry. And then he Shimi's because he knows that Steph curry would appreciate a goal like this. It tied the game of two. Sadly Toronto didn't win the game but this is a big time goal. It's double nutmeg. And you know what happened trae young the last time? He attempted nutmeg. I'd ahead what do you think happens in that sport? If somebody thinks you're trying to show them up and you go double nutmeg self up. We didn't we didn't cut it through someone else. I'm just saying I think in that sport that you were trying to show them up even by going between your legs. They'll knock you out so you think they'll call up. Not so you think trevor can skate. He's French French Canadian. No I'm just like that the swag the Thomas Snacks Lee as its player of the week. It's lovely actually. This was on senior night. The kid is a senior. He is the manager of the team. He hung around the Jackson State program years before he went to school there and he delivered snacks to the players. Hence the nickname. He's been begging coach all year. Please put them in the game. They put him in the game. He Goes Carmelo. Anthony Jackson four three point shots he makes a last swag can do whatever they want to do. And if they WANNA give this kid player of the week then good for them and good for him. It's Disney Disney speaking. Is this a movie it? Is You hold feeds you it all. I'm not okay. I'm just seeing the movie version. You eliminate you wipe away those three mis-throw you go at one. He just checks it against right. Now if you're GONNA do Disney'll Jackson state. What number do you have to wear Jackson State? Tell me Walter Payton okay. Thirty four thirty five one presumably Walter with thirty four jets data that he did put thirty four. Because that's the most name. This question Jackson State player ever weakness was Richard Casta from Jackson State. He was a number one draft pick the title. He didn't he he was pretty good. I yet some very interesting words. Come Brady and bill belichick Swab on the phone. But he did it leave either them happy and the Chicago Bulls be ready to bring in new management. Can Somebody tell me rich caster WINTON JACKSON STATE? That's a good policy. Usa Fadi. We're going to see Walter. Payton Jackson State. We know what he wore in the NFL. Now you don't know what he worked Jackson State Right. Seven thirty three could have been eighteen. I don't know woody war given thirty five and got it right would have been. Why was thirty four? Well then why did you say you didn't know? Entry Level Thirtieth Birthday Draymond Green. This has been a tough year for draymond green with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and Steph curry out. The load fell on Green and he has not tarry. Wait a minute. His played in only forty three of sixty two warriors games. And he's averaging what you boy. Charles Barkley calls quote a triple single unquote. He was a great player on that team on the other great players were playing this year. Not so much. Let me say something. Even if he had steph curry alone and the two of them were together. They weren't GonNa make a big dent this season brain drain. Mas Play Him. I like him. He has not produced in the waking stopped being bad at the anniversary. Michael Jordan on the state three years ago while addressing the North Carolina football team and fans at the uttered the inspiring as the best ceiling is the loop unquote route squatty. That remark made people scratch their heads. And he has. What is he talking about? But in his most recent public appearance at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan was tremendous. You know what? He wasn't the only one crying at the end of his speech. A lot of us were it was. Tony tremendous is the word to be used in the way Jordan address. That's that's a hard situation. That's hard roll to be happy trails to a win. For Oklahoma sooners. Were up to would six seconds to play last night in Norman with career. Seventy eight percent. Free throw shooter Christian doolittle on the line came over right law do little missed both free throws and then watch his Texas that Coleman. The third raced up the floor and banked three to win it. For the Longhorns if indeed Texas was on the bubble a road win like this they will get them into the NCAA tournament. GimMe a number over under a teams. We're going to stay on the bubble the next week fourteen to eighteen. I was GonNa say more like twenty five just a lot of things on a on a while. You're going to need a bigger bubble. Let's say a lot to clean up here Lou. Gehrig was six feet two hundred pounds but not six ruth was sick. Richard CASTER did go to Jackson State and he wore number eight eight for the jets. Walter Payton wore number thirty four Jackson state and trigger. Areso is not France or something. Yeah I spoke to him. The French last did not. You don't know how to speak French. And he's not here. We go to the Big List to Boston Herald. Reports of Tom Brady and bill belichick spoke by phone on Tuesday and then quote did not go. Well one quote. What do you make of that? Somebody of a tape. And they got to analyze it system tape of their conversation. Chris sale will get a third opinion on a sore left elbow. When you keep going for more opinions it gets worse and worse and worse now. Espn Chicago reports at the buzzer interesting. Sam President as president of Basketball Operations. That are good idea. Drafted traded better in the last fifteen years. Sam Press so you'd be happy I'll be fine with that okay. Kentucky blue a seventeen point second half lead to Tennessee big deal look. Kentucky has designs on the National Championship every year. When you do that this late in the season that is not something. You should be pleased with whole doughnut up like last one. Tcu At number one Kansas tonight. You're smelling upset. Like what they did with day was against everything I just said about this tournament. I think Kansas is starting to separate. We're out of time. We will better the next time. And I'm Tony Kornheiser Mike Ward and all feed the podcast on the ESPN APP or Apple. Barca's any Suzuki. Well that's gymnasts say quasi will.
March 9th Thunder get massive win, OU gets massive win, OSU gets massive win
"Bad again today is Monday. March ninth in the Oklahoma City Thunder. Maybe their most impressive win of the year last night against the Boston. Celtics on the road to complete a three game road trip with three straight victories Oklahoma City. Doing everything right. Dennis Schroder playing big defense down the stretch and a whole lot of memes and a whole lot of comments about Houston Rockets in the Oklahoma City thunder or nat taking place all over the Internet. What a great time to be live is in Oklahoma City thunder fan as things are going the perfect direction this season bags around the S it. What can only be summarized as one of the tackiest weekends in basketball history for the state of Oklahoma. The thunder not only got victory. But Oh you got a hard-fought seventy eight to seventy six win over. Tcu Horn frogs. Now this is a hard fought win because Oklahoma was trailing by as many as nineteen points after halftime in unexpected. Sooner put up forty one pausing for affect forty one points in the victory how that happened. How Long Krueger got his team into the tournament? Miss me baby could complete the TRIFECTA. Oklahoma state also got a surprising win over one of the hottest in college basketball this weekend. Texas coming in with a five game win streak in simply needing to win to secure their spot in March madness in a few weeks lose big time to the pokes one to fifty nine. Mike Boyd. Getting things figured out in stillwater. Wild pitch this is the big story of the day podcast. Thank you so much for listening. We really do appreciate it. Make sure you leave us a rating on Itunes as really really helpful for us to leave us a five star review And make sure that you tell people. You're listening to the big story today for your Monday. Through Friday daily update of what's going on in the sports world again super super helpful for us. 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This is an impressive win because not only is Oklahoma City winning on Boston's home floor but they were also missing shade. Gildas Alexander Lou. Dort put up eight points Stephen Adams would have six Terence Ferguson. Four and Danilo Gallinari has classic eighteen. Go start writing down in sharpy because we're going to see that every night with Shay Gillis's absence. This really turned into a three man show but more importantly this was Dennis Schroder and Chris Paul taking over for large stretches of this game and really there at the tail end when Kimball Walker had the chance up one with thirteen seconds left to ice it. Dennis Schroder came up with the biggest steal of this thunder team season. That feels right. I can't think of a more important steal anyone's came up with a huge play for Dennis. Schroder as he stole it on the other side of the core in scooped in a layup for an easy win Chris. Paul Played Great Defense Jason Tatum at the end of the ball game to force him to a tough shot. They ended up becoming an air ball. That would have won it for the Celtics now. This was likely the best win of Oklahoma City season. And it's just coming on the heels of a couple of I don't WanNa say bad winds against Nixon the Pistons but not exactly convincing couple that with the fact of getting railroaded by the clippers and the box really. My personal minimum about this thunder team was riding pretty low but this is really really great win so good for Oklahoma City. Good for Chris. Paul good for Billy Donovan and all those involved but we also need to add the context. Shakeel this was out for Oklahoma City but Jalen Brown was out in this ball game for the Boston Celtics. So neither team really at full strength. Marcus smart put up. Nineteen in the start for Jalen Kemba Walker. Fourteen in only thirty one minutes. Kimba has been nursing a knee injury for quite some time now and it does not seem to be getting better. Gordon Hayward put up twenty four and led all Celtics scoring Jason Tatum though the guy who everyone is coordinating as the next young superstar of the NBA takeover put up nineteen points of Eight F. Twenty two on the ballgame. This is now the second night the Jason. Tatum has really struggled from the field Few NIGHTS AGO AGAINST UTAH. He put up eighteen points. Seven and nineteen shooting after putting up. An incredible month of February march has now cooled off a little bit for Jason Tatum. So are we are we is he overrated again or is he still a future? I can't ever keep up with our posts to overreact all this stuff but either way great defense from Oklahoma City And again another big time win without Shea. Who was your leading score going into this ball game? It was done with defense. It was done with really efficient scoring from the outside. The thunder shot forty percent from three ten of twenty five overall. This feels like what could be a statement when we look back at the end of the season and say this is kind of where things started going a different direction for this thunder team but it also could just be a flash in the PAN. Utah is coming into Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. That would really be the big statement for me if Oakland find a way to turn around not only beat the Celtics on their home floor but also win against Utah in Oklahoma City. I mean that's just cements the fact that this team's upper echelon play is as bad as high as anyone in the western conference. The Oklahoma City might see in the first round at my opinion of this team swings and sways and it's always hard to imagine of exactly what their ceiling is and I was talking about this with my father actually is. This team is different in a lot of ways. My point it's because they just play so freaking hard every night and they clearly have so much chemistry which is leading to a lot of these winds. But they're not talented like that. So on one hand they're not as TALENTED DENVER OR UTAH or Houston or the clippers or the Lakers. But they seem to play a way more cohesive than any of those teams. So how much is that worth when it gives the playoffs? How much does the fact they all clearly can play alongside each other change what my perception should be in? My expectations should be for this team. I don't know I don't know how to weigh this. We've only seen teams like this a handful of times. A D- LANTA hawks. When they won sixty games comes to mind. That team was clearly better than this thunder team. Obviously because he wasn't a whole lot more games People are going to draw conclusions to maybe the Detroit Pistons team that won an NBA title. I would argue the Chauncey billups and Ben Wallace and Rasheed Wallace. Those guys are better players in what? Oklahoma City is putting out of nine hundred basis. Oklahoma City is not as talented as that team. So I don't know what the compromises I don't know what the comparison is. I don't know where your expectations should be. This seems of forty games and they stand a pretty good chance of getting to fifty especially if they get a couple. More surprising wins that we don't see coming. I don't know what to tell you I. It's really hard to cover this team and know exactly where I should put their ceiling. I still don't think they can win. A First Round playoff series and I know I've wavered on that back and forth. I think I'm firmly committed to the idea. I don't see them. Beating DENVER OR THE OR Houston or Utah in the first round but man. Does it feel like they can win a couple of games and make it interesting especially with how well Chris? Paul are playing right now. If you're a thunder fan you just had to be licking your chops at the trade market. Seeing how high the value of those two guys are going to be at the end of the season. Just based off how perfect. I mean just almost flawless basketball. They've played for almost the entire season. Both of them have been really outstanding. Little Bit Update here on the Western Conference Standings Oklahoma City now and fifth they have passed the Houston Rockets. Who Houston who was red hot and the small ball was working and everyone was stupid and I can't believe anyone doubted them have now dropped. Four straight one of which to the Knicks then to the clippers which understandable then to the Hornets and into the magic by twenty all. That is really hard to explain. If you're Houston Rockets. Defender and I know. There's a lot of contacts with everything Russell Westbrook in this game against Orlando shot five threes and you've been praised for only shooting to a game. I don't really know what the conclusion is. A draw there from the Houston Rockets L. They seem to be going the wrong direction. Oklahoma City seems to be going the right one. The thunder are also a game and a half back of the Utah Jazz. Obviously they face off against the jazz on Wednesday night. So there's an opportunity now heading into that game. Oklahoma City could actually launch themselves into the four seat because they played the Toronto Raptors. Tonight at eight. Pm. Self you are turning TV's on the thunder. Fan I would tell you to wash the Utah Jazz and the Raptors because the raptors win and then Oklahoma City wins on Wednesday. If I'm not mistaken that would put the thunder at the four-seat the thunder would be at the foresee that sorry. That's just a lot to take in here as someone who is gearing up for this season and trying to build an expectations so good for Billy Donovan and Chris Ball and all involve fraternise team around. They're eight and two in their last ten as well as in their seventeen and five in their last twenty two games. That's just that's really upper tier elite level basketball so the thunder could be the four seed by the end of the week. Wow the Oklahoma sooners came in with a must-win game against the TCU Horn frogs. Good thing for Oklahoma. Tcu didn't have a whole heck of a lot to play for a so. It should have been an easy win for long. Krueger Brady Mandate Gershon doolittle in Austin Reeves. But for whatever reason the horned frogs decided they want to play hard. And that's kind of what? Tcu's done all year on their home floor one of the better home teams in the big twelve. This season obviously coming off a big win over the Baylor bears here recently. Saw Oklahoma hard fought game was down. Nineteen in the second half in seemed all but dead in truthfully I was contributing on twitter shoveling dirt tossing them to the wall saying their season was over and they weren't going to make the tournament because they lost a game to a bad opponent. Tcu again sixteen and fourteen coming into this ball game. They're seven and ten in conference play. They're they're just. They're below average basketball team but on at home again. They're they're halfway decent so they seem dead. Seemed like it was over and then Austin Reeves took over. I don't know if I've ever actually said that. On one of these podcasts. Before but Austin Reeves had himself a heck of a twelve twenty three from the floor. Fifteen sixteen from the three point line six assists encounter boys and girls forty one points. Forty one points that is truly outstanding. He hit a game winning jumper in with in the second half with just a few moments left to put the Oklahoma sooners up by two Brady Manic Disappointing night out in this one honestly six points to seven from the Field Austin Reeves might have saved. The sooner season in some people's eyes might have just saved long. Kruger's job. Here's what I will say. Though Oklahoma likely to make the tournament now at this point I reported last week that bracket dot com had them at eleven seed. They seem to be managed maintaining their they have not risen or fallen based off this game. So looks like Oklahoma will be in the tournament. The man I don't feel confident about them winning a first round game or anything close to getting to the sweet sixteen. This feels like a one and done team. We've seen one here recently. They're just so inconsistent. But here's the Hoping Oklahoma basketball has been fun this year. They have been so up and down and so hard to cover. They finished conference play at nine nine. Their regular season record of nineteen and twelve over. All the big twelve tournament starts up this week. It's GONNA kick off on Wednesday. The Iowa state cyclones. We facing off against the Oklahoma state cowboys. Kansas state will be facing off against he see you then we will see play West Virginia. Apm on Thursdays. Next time the sooners will take the court. Obviously they will be an underdog in that game but we'll see. What Long Krueger Brady man at Christian doolittle and often reeves? The front of that list. Now can figure out against the mountaineers. So Oklahoma City beat the Boston Celtics. Oh you comes back from nineteen points down against the TCU Horn frogs and that might not be the weirdest outcome in the state of Oklahoma. This weekend in Basketball Oklahoma state went into Texas on a two game win streak just defeating the Kansas State wildcats in the Iowa state cyclones and just drummed the longhorns I mean just drummed them Texas was on a five Game Win Streak. They were team. The no one thought had any chance of making the tournament A few weeks ago but then it found themselves on the outside looking in and some people's cases just on the bubble of being inside on making the tournament because of five game win streak with a whole bunch of freshmen and a whole bunch of guys. Who weren't expecting to play minutes really contributing for shock. Smart all they need to do is put the Cherry on top and get the win over Oklahoma state and they likely would be dancing here in a few weeks as Lee. Corso say not so fast my friend. Oklahoma state had something else to say. Oklahoma state came in in one. Eighty one to fifty nine in Austin Texas is home floor for essentially a must win game. I mean just. It's hard to really summarize all of my thoughts on this. Oklahoma state had nothing to play for here. Really their season was all but over. But this was such a massive victory when you add into the fact that they beat. Oh you a few weeks ago in Bedlam Oklahoma state really finish is one of the hottest teams in the big twelve winning six of their last eight games in conference play with one of those being a loss to Kansas who Kansas was beating everyone at that point in the season. I Mike Boyne is somewhat. I questioned all year on his coaching ability. And what is his style? His XS and OS seemed questionable. He didn't seem like a guy who really had plan. But there's one thing that's very very clear he doesn't I wouldn't call. Mike Boynton the smartest Both well executed basketball coach. I've ever seen but he has some incredible ability of being able to get maximum effort from his guys and getting them to show up when they need to. You hear the old expression it's not about XS and OS. It's way more about Jimmy's Joe's and at that's true. Mike Point in these cowboys might be pretty terrifying heading into next season because they are going to be way more towns isn't they? Were this year as well as when you add into the fact that might one's going to have another year under his belt. Where maybe he can add a few more things to the fold for him to figure out exactly what Oklahoma state basketball looks like to him. Either way what an incredible finish the season for the POKES O Obviously Oh you making the tournament is the bigger story this week that we'll talk about on one. Oh seven seven the franchise and Oklahoma City. One seven the franchise and Tulsa but the cowboys absolutely deserve their due for how they've wrapped up this year. Mike Point deserves a ton of credit for trying to get this program going the right direction. I'm going to do a quick thirty. The sixty second maybe five minutes. I'm just kidding. Sixty Second Promo here on. If you're going to gamble on March madness the strategies you need to take i. I love gambling. March madness. It's one of the most popular gambling days of the year in America. Outside of the Super Bowl. It's going to be a ton of fun and we're kind of just on the outside looking in on that normally I would tell you find to one or two seeds that you like a whole lot but most of your your money on the on those two people. So if you're normal bet Whatever that is we'll just call it a unit for now. You put a unit on one a unit under their half unit. Maybe on a couple of long long shots that you kinda like Murray State was one for me last year when they had Djalmir aunt this year. All long shots pick pick four seeds. Pick some five seeds. Pick a couple of six seeds and put a quarter of a unit on a handful of them. I don't think anyone has any clues going to win the tournament. This year emits as wide open from top to bottom as it has been in a very very very long time. And if you want my initial guests on what you need to go look at the NBA. Mock drafts go find out. Who has the most talented guys on their roster on teams that are seeded somewhere in that four to eight range and put a little put a little grease on those guys because again I really think this is the year where we could see a Yukon Kimball Walker situation where one guy just carries their team all the way through the tournament? Because the competition is okay. That was ninety seconds on gambling. But whatever it's my podcast took. The rams came out with a new logo. It might be one of the worst logos I've ever seen Google it. That's it this. That's this segment. I just want you to Google the Rams logo and laugh with me seriously. That's Dak Prescott has been offered more money than I can ever possibly imagine to paying the Dak Prescott. Apparently the cowboys have offered to make him the richest player in. Nfl History Prescott has been offered thirty three million dollars in the past which is equivalent to what Russell Wilson's most recent deal was but apparently now the cowboys came out and offered him thirty five million dollars a year and a hundred and five million dollars guaranteed. That is huge huge money. Now Gan Dak Prescott. A few weeks ago we talked about was more interested in the forty million dollar range. But truthfully there's no way he could have imagined that he was going to get up to thirty five in one hundred in the negotiation process. Especially this early. There's also some rumblings and maybe the cowboys are a little afraid of what this next. Cb could look like With the fact that they have not only Byron Jones is also a free agent who most people assume is not coming back to the cowboys. They also have Amari Cooper in just because Cooper says that he wants to be a cowboy for life does not mean he's not willing to take more money from someone else and I think the cowboys might be getting a little skittish that they have to use the franchise tag on Dak Prescott in Cooper gets out onto the free agency market. The things might get a little hairy for the cowboys in retaining Cooper and Prescott. So I think by coming out with this big number here with Dak Prescott. They're trying to get this deal done sooner rather than later so that way. They can maintain a little bit of flexibility of using that tag on either Byron Jones or Amari Cooper to make sure they retain everybody. They're wanting to this summer. This is GonNa be a massive summer for the Dallas Cowboys. They are the ones who are the barometer for everything of what this next summer is going to look like in the free agency world so make sure you keep an eye on the lone star state as things had that direction but Dak Prescott thirty five million dollars a year. A hundred five million dollars guaranteed his. What the offer is not accepted yet by Prescott but that would be the biggest contract in. Nfl history. Thank you so much for listening to this is Chisholm Holland from the big story today. Podcast follow me on twitter at Chisholm Holland. We really do appreciate your time as always leave us a review on itunes and that is super helpful or spotify or wherever. You're listening to this podcast. 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2/10/20 - Thunder, XFL, OU wins, OSU loses, Sanders, Temple, Tom Brady and Michael Irvin
"Banning the Oklahoma City survived the trade deadline last Thursday and play two games over the course of the weekend one on Friday night in one yesterday afternoon on Sunday with Boston at home. How both of these outcomes affect not only the playoff standings the value for each one of these players and the road ahead for this Oklahoma City thunder team. The playoffs are going to be electric for this thunder team based off now who they simply have on the roster as well as one unlikely candidate to may become try to save the day in. Oklahoma City absent much needed depth out on the wing and Lou. Dort continues to door the XFL had their first set of four games. This weekend to on Saturday and two on Sunday. Let me tell you as someone who watched all of these after -ticipant into maybe watch just one. This is must see TV. The xfl feels real and it feels like a product that might be sustained now. Don't get it twisted this is no NFL product. It's beautiful for a different reason. Some people like going to the movies to watch artistic masterpieces in some people. Like Will Ferrell movies. Not Saying one's better than the other but everyone has different tastes will break down with the bills first week and look like here on the big story podcast not only along with the thunder and the xfl will also breakdown Oklahoma state's game versus Baylor. Ou's win over West Virginia Spencer Sanders comments on the new offense for the cowboys and one college football team. That doesn't have a home yet as well as a familiar name making bold statements about the Dallas cowboys and Tom Brady so keep it locked right here on the big story today. Podcast wild bitty. This is the story of the day. Podcast. And I'm your host Chisholm Holland from the franchise podcast networking on twitter at Chisholm Holland as well as the franchise at franchise. Okay we're sponsored on the franchise. Spock yes network. By New Balance and Edmund new balance is a great place to go. Snag you some workout clothes. If you're trying to get in your New Year shape at fourteen ninety two South Brian Avenue and Edmond. Oklahoma new balance will get you prepared if you're trying to start running for. I don't know the Oklahoma City Marathon or you're just trying to start working out a little bit better great place to grab some clothing as well as an awesome staff to help. Talk you through everything you need to know. We're also sponsored by Lucky Star Casino and Cacho lucky stars a great place to go out and wager. I'm out there every single Monday. Come out and see as we'd love to have you from three to seven on any Monday at Lucky Star. Oklahoma City got an anticipated win one. Oh Eight one oh one over the Detroit Pistons on Friday afternoon. Detroit came into the game and nineteen and thirty four in the year. Eighteen and seventeen away from their home floor. Oklahoma City at the time was sixty and ten on their home floor and a likely favourite against the Detroit Pistons. Oklahoma City got the victory as I mentioned one. Oh eight one. Oh one in large part to shake you'll this Alexander Stephen Adams coming up with sixteen points in the victory. Danilo Gallinari did not get training contributed nineteen and did a shoot her streak of twenty point games ended as he only finished with eighteen. Now the score was closer than should've and Oklahoma City again had execute down the stretch as they have time and time again this year. Reggie Jackson in a revenge game against Oklahoma City. Put Up Twenty Eight. Which honestly should be expected for thunder fans every time he returns back to the Chesapeake Energy Arena. A little bit of a shocker. Here though is that Christian would the power forward for the Pistons filling in for traded. Andre Drummond put up twenty seven twelve in the loss. Frankly Christian would was awesome. Started Lou overturns Ferguson yet again. As we monitor Lewd dort status. We are unclear on. How many dame's he's been quote with the team as we know two contracts can only be with their NBA team for forty five total days over the course of the season before having to be converted to full contracts. Common Sense would tell you that Lou is likely close to that threshold heading towards the end of the year. But as I've learned more and more about how those games are tracked by the League as well as what? Oklahoma City is doing with door to preserve those days. Actually think that might not be true. Oklahoma City might be farther away from that forty five day deadline than we assumed last week. Oklahoma City is only activating quo. Activating Lewd Dort the active roster on game days. He's not practicing with the team. Which would absolutely count so. He's only being counted against the team. One Day Game Day now. The next question is how has luder performing like this without practicing with the thunder? Apparently the thunder of in watching a lot of film with him individually which does not count as a day. They could serving practices working him out individually and watching film with Him with the coaching staff. Apparently that's keeping him up to date with what his role is and what his responsibilities are with this team Ludo extraordinary. And maybe he'll be on this cheaper contract longer than we all thought Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon fell to the Boston. Celtics in dramatic fashion one. Twelve to one eleven at home Oklahoma City now. Thirty two and twenty one on the Season Boston. Thirty seven in fifteen o go city was actually down by almost eight points. Just forty seconds left as Kimball Walker took over in the fourth quarter hitting two monster threes both into Neil Gallon. Nari ended assures face now down the stretch of this ballgame. Great plays on one in from Chris. Paul getting steals pat plays on offense event on the other side from Dennis shooter. Who did indeed miss a very huge crucial layup? Also in the final moments of the game with down by three Shay gilders Alexander matched up against Marcus. Smart got his pocket picked as Boston with down the other way and that was the icing on the cake as the Celtics expanded the lead to four. Now Chris Bald hit a three point shot from the right wing in the closing moments but that was all she wrote. Oklahoma City has fared pretty well against some of the best competition the league and don't get it wrong. Boston is absolutely some of the best competition the League but this is a little bit of an out of character performance for the Boston. Celtics Jason Tatum with twenty six points. Kimball Walker with twenty seven every single starter for the Celtics was in double digits including Daniel ties. Now they shot forty four percent from the three point line and forty five percent from the field. But if you're going to point to anything the biggest reason why Oklahoma City lost is somehow even though being the larger team Oklahoma City lost the rebounding battle. Bhai almost nine. This has been a pretty common occurrence so far this season as well as Boston having five more assists in Oklahoma City. I wouldn't call Boston. A patients space moving the ball around the perimeter team. They're pretty isolation heavy just like Oklahoma City but the thunder with only fourteen team assist in the entire game. Boston also did a great job. Creating steals which led to transition buckets with six of them tonight overall not a dramatic loss from Oklahoma City. It was a tough one to swallow if you're in the arena. Which was at capacity yet again but Boston is a really good team. So you shrug your shoulders you wipe it off and you move on. Oklahoma City's next opponent is Tuesday February eleventh. Which is at seven PM. Against the San Antonio Spurs at home followed by a game on Thursday this week at New Orleans after that. It's all star break and Chris Paul to play on team. Lebron and shade gives Alexander tries to get to win the skills competition in Hamad ideologist. Wait nope never mind. The reigning champion of the SLAM DUNK CONTEST. Did Not get invited. That's still wild this weekend. Mark the first weekend of the xfl. Football League. And I can't help but laugh. It was an incredible experience. I was very skeptical of the xfl heading into the season for obvious. Reasons after the flunk set was the AF and well frankly being associated. Wwe always makes me a little skeptical of what exactly. You're leagues all about. But let me tell you. It was hilarious. The XFL put together a decent product. Which should be considered a win? Because they're having to roster what would I would consider the leftovers of the NFL. Some big time scoring outputs with Houston scoring thirty seven DC scoring thirty one in New York winning by twenty all. This is positive for the league. There are some things though that we do need to address in the xfl. The offensive coordinator. Whoever's calling the plays into the quarterback is miked up? You can hear them on the entire office possession calling out the place that's an experience. It's weird knowing what plays coming if you have any lingo knowledge of what offensive schemes look like. It's also weird here. The quarterback in the huddle relaying the information to his offensive lineman. The referees are also miked up so whenever they huddle up to discuss a call you can hear the head official the entire time arguing for or against what he saw but one of the biggest glaring differences between the XFL in every single other level of football. You've ever watched in your life. Is that they interview players during the game in between drives it between plays quarterback throws a touchdown the interview the quarterback and the receiver offense lyman gets called for a whole new trotting over to the sideline. After third down he gets interviewed as well. Kicker shanks a field goal. He gets interviewed almost immediately after it was a hilarious experience to hear these players talk not only about their team about the other one as well one linebacker from DC who intercepted the quarterback from Seattle after complimenting himself or his paralysis of recognizing what often play the Seattle dragons were running began to talk trash out the other team on live television. An offensive lineman from the Seattle dragons said the F. Word Outright. Unbe leapt on live national television now. Obviously that was a mistake but it was a hilarious. One Kicker shanks a field goal on his second attempt he got interviewed and you could tell he was on the verge of punching himself in the face. This was all so much to take. In and it was a little bit sensory overload. Also the production was at most AC- you could tell not only do. They have the secondary football players. They also had the secondary cameramen but overall I'm intrigued. It was so interesting and so different than the NFL. That I wanNA watch as much as I can between now and the end of the place where the XFL. It'll be a fun ride but it'll be goofy one some people like Marvel's and some people like Will Ferrell. The Dallas renegades played their first game of the xfl season they were. The nightcap came the final xfl game to take on this weekend. They played at home at Globe Life Park in Dallas. They do however lose with their backup quarterback in to the Saint Louis Battle Hawks fifteen nine. I'm going to be honest. The weirdest part about the XFL so far is the final scores. Will that or that. The fact that their official website. Xfl Dot com does not have the ability to pull up box scores yet. So if you were to look up stats of the players. Or who through for the most yards turnovers? Well look so as it stands right now. I won't be able to give you statistical updates of what's going on with the team but obviously Dallas came in without Landry Jones in the starting job. He was fully healthy cleared to play. Bob Stoops the general manager and the head coach announced before the game started that. Landry would simply be the third string quarterback heading into this Sunday. So that put a backup in an Dallas's offense sputtered to say the least of the very first possession. They scored a field goal after that only mustered six more points. The Saint Louis Battle. Hawks had the lowest score this weekend. That came away with a victory in only fifteen The dowsman renegades obviously have a lot of things to try to fix but neither here nor there for the moment. We'll see what this team looks like. Full Strength Every Landry Jones is at the helm. The Oklahoma sooners on Saturday. He massive ten point victory at home against the thirteenth ranked. The West Virginia mountaineers the mountaineers came in at eighteen and four on the season but lost in Norman to the Ou sooners Oklahoma. Now back at five hundred conference play at fifteen and eight on the season now as I mentioned last week. Oklahoma was one hundred first out of one hundred five teams projected to make the tournament in March. This win could pay dividends fighting that urge of falling outside of postseason play. Oklahoma got a huge contribution from a guy. We know very well but had been playing very poorly lately. Christian doolittle went nineteen fifteen from the floor. Two of three from the filled with twelve rebounds in twenty seven points in the win Christian doodle was the offense for large stretches. Brady Manic who had been red red hot over the past. Few weeks only finished with eleven. No other sooner side of those two were in double digits. Thanks to Christian do little scoring as well as everyone else. Contributing what they could on the offensive end. Oklahoma gets a big victory. The story though coming out of this is simply the defense from Oklahoma. They found a way to make West Virginia. Only thirty one percent from the floor West Virginia known for their offense of being of a scorn. A hurry did not have the ability to do so in Norman. This is a big win for Oklahoma. Oklahoma state played on Saturday as well and they came away with a tough loss on the road to the Baylor bears. Oklahoma state was fighting in the game. The entire time ends UP LOSING SEVENTY TO SEVENTY EIGHT IN WACO. Baylor now proves a tin in conference play and twenty one in one over on the season and remains number one of the pulse. Local state now dips below five hundred yet again at eleven twelve in one in nine in conference player. Lindy waters came off the bench in this woman. Played thirty four minutes and had sixteen points outside of that the offensive struggles were all over. But the cowboys did have four other players in double digits Oklahoma state shaft forty seven percent from the field but only twenty nine percent from the three point line. The Baylor bears though only had nine turnovers to Oklahoma state's fifteen sadly that was likely game. Oklahoma City had twenty nine team fouls as opposed to Baylor's twenty. And let me tell you Mike. Point was not happy about that heading into the game and he spoke about a handful of times the post game he was also ojected but the big story about that. Ojection was not the fact that my boyfriend had to leave the floor which is a few moments left. It's he shook every player in every coach's hand on the Baylor Bench as he exited the arena. Obviously this destroying a lot of love From Oklahoma State fans about his effect on the team his professionalism as a coach boy after the game said quote. I just feel like our kids deserve better. It's my job to make sure I'm supporting them as much as I can. I regret that I got kicked out in quote Baylor head. Coach Scott drew after the game said this about Mike. Pointon quote a class individuals and a tremendous coach. Oh issues record is not indicative of how good they truly are in quote. He also went along to say that boy being the youngest head coach in the big twelve senate tax to every coach before big twelve. Sec Challenge wishing them all luck. Mike Boyne might not be a good XS and os coach and honestly that is becoming more and more clear by the day. He's a great recruiter. Seemed to be a nice guy. Now obviously has a little bit of a checkered past with the scandal. That came out just a few years ago and how much he was or was not involved but boys he winning over the likes of stillwater fans as he brings in an awesome recruiting class next season. He's gotten a pass this year on Oklahoma state's record but it really might be vice clamps next season unbeaten being able to produce at the Oklahoma and Scott Wright wrote an article this week over Casey done the new offensive coordinator in stillwater and his relationship with Spencer Sanders heading into next year. The lead of the stories. Casey done doesn't coach quarterbacks but he speaks quarterback fluently. There's been a lot of people who say that they're an offensive guru or that. They're the smartest guy in the room. When it comes to calling football games and I would assume most people believe that about themselves but Mr Sanders had a little bit more to say here about Casey done. He said quote we speak the same language and other people may not understand what we're saying but it builds chemistry between us and it helps us work together. A lot easier communicate. I mean. It's all about communication in quote. Casey done will be play caller until next fall the leading an season. It's easy to see why there's optimism now gains Spitzer's sanders was quoted as what is the offensive strategy for next season score. Fast the okay cowboys are GONNA be cranking up the tempo to a level. We might not have seen before. And if you're a cowboys fan or fans big twelve you know that. We've already approached those levels multiple times but Casey. Dan Wants to go. Faster Casey. Dan Wants to put the ball on Tyler. Walls JUBA HUBBARD SPITZER SANDERS HANDS. As many times as he can so that means snap counts need to be higher tempo needs to be up now. Just see if tempo and speed along with tons of talent leads to wins in the big twelve. If you'RE UNAWARE THE TEMPLE. Als are a college football team. That's based out of Philadelphia and for the past. Five seasons with two additional years added onto the contract. That simple also played in Lincoln financial field the home of the Philadelphia Eagles as I mentioned the original contract between the college and pro. Football team came up twenty seventeen. The Eagles allowed them to expand to one more individual year in two thousand eighteen. And then do that again. Last season in two thousand nine hundred no. Why bring up the story? That's not the case in two thousand twenty as of right now fifty. Two weeks away from the college football season starting the temple. Owls have nowhere to call home. If the season started tomorrow they couldn't host a home game. They have no field available. No contract in place in Athletic Director. Says he skeptical that it will get done soon soon? Were crossing into uncharted territory as far as college football program. Not Having a field to play on now I know this story is close to home but it is interesting. How a college athletic department has allowed the typical Al Football Program to get to the point that they can't play a game on Saturday now. Athletic Director Dr. Patrick is going to continue to work on the issue and I'm sure they will have it resolved before kick-off but that's going to set a lot of things in a very very fast motion for the temple. Owls were hitting uncharted territory from college football. Talk Dot Com the one who provided this article. They say this is the longest football program has ever gone without an agreement stadium there. Uncertainty is at an all time high level. So here's hoping the temple. Owls can find somewhere to play in twenty twenty. Well actually you know what their fans I don't know if they're fans actually want to play. They might be more satisfied. They just got to stay home on Saturday. One of the greatest Dallas cowboys in history. Michael Irvin went on a radio station in Boston. Wbai on Friday afternoon and made some pretty giant claims. He said quote. Some very significant people told him that the cowboys may pursue. Tom Brady and free agency. Obviously this ripples all weekend throughout what exactly Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones's son the Jerome Major. We're planning would DAK Prescott along with aging Veterans Star. Tom Brady now. No one immediately ruled out the idea that Jerry Jones would be ring chasing with the biggest name that he could possibly come up with Tom Brady. That wasn't shocking. But from a strategic standpoint generally Stephen Jones the younger of the two have been pretty level headed and this would be shocking velvet especially after the season that Dak Prescott put together last year. Well Michael Irvin after making these remarks on Friday. Walked them back on twitter on Saturday afternoon. He said quote. I've never said Jerry or anyone in the organization said it to me. It was not anyone from the cowboys. Giving me this information. Pause think clearly so Michael. Irvin was reporting news that the Dallas cowboys were interested in trying to bring in. Tom Brady for their starting quarterback in twenty twenty but that wasn't coming from anyone associated with the team. Sounds like Michael? Irvin was taking advice from some friends who were playing madden and maybe weren't actually connected to the NFL either way. Michael Irvin claims now. The Tom Brady might be a plan of the Dallas cowboys but may not be. He's unsure this weekend. I went and saw nineteen seventeen with my brother. My wife and my brother's roommate. Now I did mislead you on a previous podcast. I told you I was going to see it last Saturday. I have my weekends backwards. Forgive me now in this short addition of movie Monday here on the big story today. Podcast I'm going to be reviewing nineteen seventeen. Who Most people assume going to win best picture in this round of the Oscars? It's a heavy favorite in Vegas. If you put your money anywhere else you're essentially giving it away is what oddsmakers telling us so if you don't know this about me generally my wife will tell you if everyone loves a movie in everyone enjoyed it. I walk out and say it was good but I'm that guy. I'm sorry I can't help it. I'm very particular. I enjoy movies as much as anyone else but I also enjoy pointing out the flaws have to point out the bad to really appreciate the good that we every so often when a movie comes along and it's perfect you can really appreciate how rare and how special a moment that is because you've also pointed out all the bad along the way so. I went into nineteen seventeen on Saturday night in Penn Square Mall with my brother. My wife and his roommate expecting to walk out saying the same thing. Yeah that was good but I knew the writer and the director was the same that had made dunker and I've been told that it was very obvious and painful watching the guy basically create the same movie all over again. I'd also heard all these rumors about its one single shot. There's no cuts. It's really really impressive. I was skeptical of all of this and I walked out blown away now. Don't get me wrong. The one cut thing sure. It's a little misleading. There are parts very obvious that they didn't build the thing all the way through. But that's not what matters. This was an incredible movie from a cinematic standpoint. The way it was shot but more importantly there's one plot for two and a half hours. You're worried about one singular story all the way through. There's no the captain and this guy hate each other. There's a secret army invading that no one knows about. Oh there's this issue up ahead that you are aware of the audience but the soldiers aren't currently none of that. It's one monetary time line linear from start to finish with no side plots at any point in the middle and it keeps your attention the whole time now. I challenge you find us another recent movie that can do that. No side attractions. No spinning plates of the person next to try and distract you from the fact that there's not a lot of meat to this movie. Those are rare so then again. This is one of those moments where I can appreciate the beauty of the movie. Was This my favorite movie that I've seen this year. No it's not. I saw once upon a time in Hollywood and I was enthralled the entire time but when nineteen seventeen wins best picture. I'M NOT GONNA be begrudgingly clapping or even upset. I get it. It was a great movie now. Are there holes. My wife will tell you that I pointed them out. Yes there were and I'd be happy to share them with you. If you are curious of exactly what is obviously wrong with this story but go see the movie? It's worth it. Go pay the fifteen dollars to see on a very big screen with very big speakers. It's very clear is one of those movies that you have to see in theaters. This has been the big story today. Podcast MY NAME IS JIM. Holiday at Chisholm Holland were sponsored by new Balance and Edmund at four thousand nine hundred South Bright Avenue as well as Lucky Star Casino. Conscio- make sure you support people who support your free content. That we're giving you here. At the franchise podcast network until next time. Take it easy man.
GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 302: The Grizzlies Beat The Lakers
"Get your ears wrapped around the golden state media concepts basketball podcast. All the scoop need to know from college basketball to the NBA and even much madness. Zoos of your rising stars topics on and off the hard work. This is the golden state media concepts basketball podcast. Welcome instance year since basketball. Podcast you're on the TSMC podcast network all your host place with jam-packed basketball always keeping the gear. Can You? Don't worry real crossover crossing the other. Hi Hat no in Houston Best Day show like I say we're GonNa talk about a lot of things to talk about. Some games have had around Some form ince's that certain players have had coming from those games We're also GonNa talk about just some normal news note some buyout news and other stories around the league. We're also GONNA talk about a bleacher report list of the most disrespected players in the NBA Watts almost players. They have on that list and etc moving forward now against a couple of games. Actually the happened in these ocean. First GAME WE'RE GONNA get into his Big upset the Lakers losing to Memphis Grizzlies Fully healthy team except Danny Green wasn't playing for the LAKERS AND OBVIOUSLY MEMPHIS. Obviously coming off that stretch losing to a lot of quality teams losing badly to them. Obviously getting destroyed by the clippers earlier in the week out by the rockets. You know they had a bounce back and they bounce back in a big way against the La Lakers getting getting the dub in Memphis in etc. I mean you know. Memphis came out there and played a better game. They need if they need this game. They needed this game badly. The pelicans were picking up steam. They were winning games. It was a to gain GAC going into that game. Winning that game gave him a half a game and now the Pelicans are going against the Lakers. And the Pelicans go back to two games but obviously like I said the Memphis Grizzlies had the hardest scheduled to end this season. So it's understandable with the young team that they have why they could have struggles going against this type of competition now. The PELICANS have to take advantage of the schedule. They have which they have so far and obviously access said multiple. Times on this podcast. A lot of people probably prefer a Zion. The Braun first round matchup. Then a you know Damian Lillard. Cj mccollum or Ajami mirant. 'cause you just feel like. I'd be easy sweep and etc In this game really had a great Game Dillon Brooks had a great game. I mean they're they're key. Players came up clutch for them. And you know everything's GonNa have the greatest game He he he. He didn't have the dominating. Anthony Davis game that he used to him. Having which is probably one of the reasons why I got down early in the game. And why they didn't play up to maximum level like they usually do in these games against teams. This was the first team. The Lakers have lost two in the western conference outside of the other L. Eighteen so they have pretty much dominated the western conference this year This is also one of the very few teams of loss to under five hundred because obviously musial Lakers take care of business against five hundred opponents and this was the first game that they've lost. You know so you know. Thinking of that is interesting ordeal I think obviously the Lakers back toback. Because they're likes to. Deploying Capella can Sunday as they played. You know Memphis Saturday. But I think it's important that goodwill winning wind from Memphis People think this might be the last one. Even get Lakers. All season if they have to play within the play offs It was just a crucial W for them. Sometimes you just gotTa get guys. When they're not playing at their best and the Lakers did not play this game and they would take advantage of it. They played one of the better games and they were converted victory. Which is what you want and expect from a team that is fighting for a playoff spot versus a team. Who I mean the Lakers are fighting. Just clinched the first seed but obviously. The urgency isn't as high as a team. That's trying to hang onto a playoff spot. There's different types of urgency. 'cause usually teams good enough where we can kinda play. Costa all the way. We're not all the way to win a MIDORI Games. Where a team? That's fighting for like I spy usually having to play their best every night to survive so that made me as one of those nights where it's just the effort was there for Memphis in the effort. Just wasn't there for a Lakers coins. Game another big game another great game. Classic game that happened was also Saturday night. The Houston Rockets in the clip Celtics played in a game. That was a great game from start to finish Obviously Boston has been gardening more support from fans and a lot of people thinking that they could compete for championship. Especially Jason Tatum. Taking off this year in in becoming a superstar and obviously Houston trying to prove to lead that the small ball can work and they can win was small ball They came out of this waves. Gaming overtime used was able to win in overtime. Russell Westbrook had forty plus and basically you know I mentioned this last week. Go on my shows. This small has unleashed the weapon of Russell Westbrook Westbrook's but more much much more efficient. With the way he's played because since there is no one in the middle the paint Russell Westbrook is one of the drivers finishers in the game. So him getting into the paint he can do it at will in that makes teams collapse so either he can pass it out to the shooters or he can score. Or He's taking a lot of shorter jumpers. So it's like he's close to the panthers before someone's in the paint came really go into paint Tune people in the pay. I gotTA take this three. I take this long mid range now. Russell can get closer and make plays rugby team play teammates and still be just as effective as any other player on the Houston Rockets. You Know Obviously Boston. They play will close game down to took a jalen. Brown three after Miss Free throw from Dixon Tatum to tie the game Was Excellent Shot. Great from every angle. If you saw the angles they had on that game. That shy it was absolutely fantastic album. Clearly you see you clearly clearly. Both teams are very. I mean. They're very well. Matched potentially could be a great playoff series if they ever played all the potential is there in the world for them to be successful. And you know with that being known and said. You can't really complain about you know both teams going into the playoffs if you have concerns because these types of games of what we want to see on a daily basis and if somehow he can make it out of the West Boston gets to east. I mean this. This is what we're getting in the finals. I mean I'm sure no one is going to complain about this outcoming complain about this game because like I said both of these guys are both of these teams or some of the best. Nba has to offer. And they're gonNA come out there. Do they gotta do so? No James Harden had a good game. You know everybody. Kinda still get everything settled in. But we're Russell Westbrook carrying the rockets right now. This using team looks very dangerous going into the playoffs and looks like they are. They really might be able to give scare to win the LA teams potentially love to see when the playoffs. Actually get here. But he's going to be right in the mix with the rest of them and lastly incident happened in the Atlanta Hawks Portland Trailblazers game very popular moment. Obviously if you own youngest trae young in Houston his highlights. This man crosses people left and right and does a thing called nutmeg where it's basically he just when you when he's coming up on you or your guarding him and he throws the ball between your legs and gets the ball. It's a it's a move that is looked at as a very exciting move in the basketball. Obviously you have to have a certain level of handles to pull that off because obviously it could backfire on you if he's able to get enough reaction time and deflect the ball trae has done multiple people this year and so in. This game gives the Portland Trailblazers. He tried to do it to triple a reason and as soon as as soon as ball went through releases. Legs he basically. I guess you could say tackle trae young not like to the ground but like you know gimmel forearm shiver and basically you know just like they don't do that to me. Obviously Chevy's is not a guy who who does that. Who accepts something like that? You're not going to embarrass them out. There on the court or trey has kinda done that to multiple people the season so he kind of went up there. It was just like we're we're not having this. We're not doing this. I'm shutting this down right now in. That's what he did. He shut it down and in. India didn't let it happen even came after the game and he said he said after he told trail. Hey do that to me again. You know much love. I know beef with you. Just don't don't do that to me again. And so we'll see. Everybody probably wants. Trevor reason now to get the ball between his legs but We'll have to see if they always last Sunday. Meet this season so this season at least we won't see Trevor Rees against trae young but maybe next season you might see that potentially but coming up next looking back on the Lakers. And Pelicans who one who's better off obviously who. They're playing the the. Pelicans the Lakers. Pelicans Wayne Tonight. Janas has a forty twenty game in the clippers. Beat the seventy sixers and a great game on Sunday afternoon. Right here on the are you looking for the very best. Nfl and college football podcast. Then check out the GSM see football. Podcast get the latest football news both harm and off the field from the NFL draft to treats to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GSM PODCAST DOT com slash. Football Dash podcasts. Get UPDATES I'm college. Rivalries Indian and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show sleeps and breathes football. Don't forget to like a month. Facebook and follow them on twitter visit she. Yes MC podcasts. Dot Com for more INFO back to use MC basketball podcast segment. We talked about multiple games around the league. The Memphis Grizzlies. Upsetting THE LAKERS Saturday night. Obviously helping them in the playoff race trying to keep the head of the Pelicans in Portland Trailblazers so very crucial win for John. Moran knows guys also Houston and The Celtics integrate game going into overtime. You know going down to the wire Russell Westbrook having another huge game Showing that the small can work and they can make something. Shake in lastly Trae YOUNG AND TREVOR. Rees have is known the court as a trade tried. I guess make a Trevor Rees. Look silly and show reason was having none of that. We also talked about that too. But now we're GONNA get to some more news notes around Lee and we're GonNa talk about something that happened this past off season. Obviously the big trade between the Lakers and Pelicans with Anthony Davis getting traded to the Lakers for all the town the Lakers had and we're going to look back to say who one who's better off now. Looking at the better off point of it you could say here is both teams better off. The Lakers made this trae because they want to become a championship contender. They wanted to put themselves in the running with the Brian James. To win a championship the next year. They knew amny Davis they will be able to do that. Which is why they made the move. The PELICANS have got a unit in a cord. They can build around. Ingram has broken out. Averaging Twenty Five Game Twenty Six now I think twenty five game having a great season probably in the running to win most improved player of the year because of the season Lonzo. When he's gotten healthy has played better. Look like a pretty good starting point guard in this league. Josh Heart's been a great contributor off the bench and then on top of that. They drafted some guys. They're playing well for them. Like Zion. Obviously the big piece to the puzzle. Even though he wasn't a part of trade is added to that core the core even raider in with all that being said. You really can't sit here and say a team won because it's not like the pill has made this become championship contenders right away. But it's also not like the Lakers destroyed because they thought the players the young players they Detroit a warrant worth it or they weren't good it was just a like for what they need to get to a championship. They knew those players not going to get them there when as soon as they wanted them to. It was just a great triggers pulled off by both teams. Like I said they both got what they wanted out of the trade. And you know obviously like Lakers. Like I say for the for the for the for the short term. Now with pip of every day they will be competing for championships and they may even have a guy after the. Brian Jacobs retires. That we have a star. You're still that we can build around Davis and if that's the case then we don't have to make any rash movements or any rash decisions and we can still have a competitive team moving forward into the future even after the brand leaves. We're going with the PELICANS. They have the young core. They can develop a young core. Ed Then Maybe if Zion works out in higher Formulate the roster could then become a championship team themselves if everybody develops the way they want them to. So there's a lot of potential in this situation. There's a lot of positivity that come out of the situation potentially for both sides for success both teams. So you know the really can't pick a winner. Both teams won. Both teams got what they wanted. They have they got the goal. They wanted out of it. Pelicans technically star Brandon. Ingram out of it Lakers championship contention. That they want it and now all we can do is just move forward and just do our best to See what happens going into future years. I think this is one of those trade you really. I guess you can't really tell so. It will years down the line. You really can't determine that off of you once you have to kind of look down wine and say okay. This is why someone so the trade because this is happening now years after that trade this is how that trade affected that franchise why. They're in the position they are in now so like. I said when we get those answers and we figured that out. Then we'll start to get the answers that we need to what's going on. Why is it happening what you know the mindset as and everything like that that's just mindset about the situation in that regard in late? August once we figure that out. We'll be in good position and we can kind of move forward with that analysis of the trade in teams in success and stuff like that. So but news notes. Janas has a forty twenty game because the Hornets under the dominant game for proving lie. He'll probably win. Mvp BACK to back years. Jaanus has has has improved his game and is dominating the League you know one thing about winning an MVP at a young age is that a player has maxed out or player has at this high level where he can only get only so much more better but his level she so great. He'll always be contention like James Harden. John this is a guy who has flaws in his game but is his other. Strengths are so strong that he can still dominate with those even with these weaknesses. That's why from regular season perspective. He can still be one of the most dominant players week. Obviously the completeness of a game depends more in terms of playoff basketball but it's of stats nomination in the regular season. If you do something extremely well and you do it all season long. Why would you be in the discussion to win and beaten and this game again? This kind of gets closer to solidifying. The moving forward in the season and with John is probably ending up with another. Mvp more than likely might be. And I think it's very well deserved. And if he gets us out these amazing games like this especially especially if the if the bucks do hit seventy wings. I I think it's handed down on his wins. Mvp Seventy win team most dominant player all year long. How can he not win in be that would be? That would be the thing. How can you not winning? Lastly we're talking about the clippers and phillies seventy sixers. Obviously this is game and beat or Simmons but Milton for the seventy sixers NEWSP- REPLACEMENT POINT GUARD SHAPE. Milton thirteen threes executive threes over three games. Basically he's hit three collecting consecutive threes over three games which tied the record He had a huge game. Dropped thirty nine but just wasn't enough to beat this clippers team deep at all levels quite thirty. Dominating performance clippers are looking real good right now. People were concerned about the clippers. But right now at four straight there looking good looking stoppable best NBA. And this is why everybody in a lot. A lot of people say they expect the clippers to make our slum delivers to make the NBA finals in for them to win at all. Because of that because of that really all because of that they just. They're complete all levels so all big I do is go out there and continue to play at high level able to what happens but also but this is also great game for the same sex is just to show some fight without meat and everybody to still show they can still play. Do in play at a high level even without the guys that we look at as the stars of the Sixties but coming up next about literal boards list of most disrespected players my thoughts on that list and also other news and notes around the League right here on the podcast. You WanNa stay tune for this one. Check out the show that's built on the AMA FROM UFC. Two extreme cage abiding. They got the fight covered. Check out the GSM. See 'EM A podcast. Get the latest news on past or coming fights. Join us as we talked to in about some of the biggest names in the m e past president future when it's the fight game there's just one show to check out. Gsm See podcasts. Dot Com backslash M. E. Dash podcast. Don't forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter busy. Gs MC PODCAST DOT COM for more INFO. Welcome back to the DMZ basketball podcast last segment. We talked about some other news and notes around the League. We talked about the LAKER. Pelican trade from this summer who won. Taisei both teams right now but really truly can't give through determination when he won that to a couple of years of past also. We talked about this the clippers and seventy sixers Shea Milton having a big game but still overcame by the clippers and their deep nece and quite Leonard and I was good game and We also talked about. Janas has a forty twenty game very big game very beginning. Sorry about that very big game and you know just shows that he deserves to be. Mvp especially the walkie. Bugs do end up hitting seventy wins once again. Now we're going into a list from bleacher report talking about the most disrespected players in the NBA. And I'll give you my thoughts on right here right now so the first person to Hamilton's this book of the Phoenix Suns. I do agree that Respect as a player people don't appreciate them because he's on the sun because of what the sons have been the sons have never want since he's been there and he's Luli putting up almost twenty four to twenty six a game every year H. Just he doesn't get the recognition because of the fact that he's in Phoenix that's not a huge market and then we a lot of primetime games plus Like I said they've lost a lot when he's been there so a lot of people feel like that booker did not get the respect. He deserves as a player. He is one of the best pure shooters in this game. That was his extreme coming out of Kentucky that his shooting ability was through the roof and he has shown that Lee he could shoot from anywhere. You can shoot very efficiently. He has a very underrated game. And I guess it. Nobody really talks about him in the top shooting. Ours and Lee. It's funny 'cause say clay or Bradley Bill but nobody says Devon Booker just because of the fact that he doesn't get the same publicity as those guys and I think that's a crime an absolute crime because Devon Booker has been one of the most consistent players since he's into the game now. Obviously whenever that time comes book could make a decision if he wants to leave baby if he goes to a team. That's better suited. Maybe he'll follow. Get the appreciation. He deserves I mean. You see three point competitions that he competed one. He's always wanted the best three point shooters and all those contests you see. The shot is beautiful and he just doesn't get the same respect as a Lotta guys in this league. It doesn't get the star appreciation that he deserves in this league because again he's been with the Phoenix Suns. How the sons have been since they entered the league. Hopefully hope that Devon Booker will get that credibility one day. He is still a very young player and has many more years to come of playing out of highland player. The JALEN's list Nikola Jokic Dow. You may think this one's a little weird because I think he has to publicity. He was in the. Mvp talk last year and you know what? Why would he be suspected? The reason why joker will be disrespected is because people know all that. But they're still this feeling among lead that he is not in some people's eyes. Maybe that good you know. Some people may feel like he's not that big of a game changer. As you think and a lot of people think that he's not really a superstar even though it seems like the center in the Lee who pretty much appear center. He's he's a pure center a lot people were. He's probably the best pure center in the Lee. Maybe embiid just depends on who you prepare for favor he doesn't dominate games. Like you think he should You Know He. He just doesn't feel like a lot of people that he's that good that he's that great and that he is that impressive. Some people think he's like like like nick rice and on first things first. He's a pretend superstar you know. And that's that's how a lot of people feel about jobs like he's not as good as as people say he is. He's not a scoop. People say that he should be and you know that disrespect. I mean you could say that disrespect but that has kind of hurt him in the eyes of the NBA public. Because people really think that joker really is negligible player. Or He's he just oh he can pass the ball and Kevin -cational big game but he's really not that good of a player when it's all said and done the next player on this list is. Chris Middleton from Walkie Bucks obviously. This is a very well known. Disrespectful player disrespect the player in the second option. Limb WALKIE BUCKS. Pull out of people feel like he's maybe not as good again as you think in a lot of people feel like he is best suited to be a third option on a team thing. Is Chris Nelson has came a long way? He used to be a player who borderline you say? Was the last man on the bench. Then he developed himself into an all star but people still don't feel like he's that he's that good I remember. He was not drafted high in the draft selection. You know they traded him and you know people. A lot of people thought that Chris Nelson was going to be a rotation guy rotation player guy. Who's going to be going teams on his career? Just playing off the bench and now he became a player who gets a mass contract can give you out. Twenty gain can score can play. Well do well great defender. You know he does a lot of things right. He does a lot of things that you would want your player to do and he played he. Does it well? Because obviously we know that he has to come out there. It play at a high level at all times and compete at a high level at all times. So He's definitely one of the more disrespected players in the game and Chris Middleton if he has a playoff showing off season. I mean this probably offs. He might finally get that respect. He deserves as one of the more better players in the NBA Knicks. Play on the Ben Simmons. Ben Simmons is a guy who very very I'd say he's very controversial player. Obviously he's a guy who we all know about his shooting struggles not not cannot shoot into music and try to shoot but then does a lot of things great he is one of the better defenders the NBA has he's one of the best NBA defenders in the League. He's also obviously when shooters league like like pal assist shoots assist shooters in the league and Ed you know with his strength and size. You can still be a very big variable factor. Obviously like I say he needs to work on his three shooting. Three point shooting but he does a lot of things. Well obviously. He's dangerous in transition the transition players in the NBA on the toughest transition players the garden NBA. And you know just comes out there every day and just completed highlight if they never just shooting thing then you probably the most complete but with his elite floor vision can spot open teammates from every angle any speed. All the things he can do either. There's no reason to disrespect him because he does a lot. And I mean a lot for this team in anything that you can go to. He's one of the best players I think in the NBA in terms of everything else. Maybe not shooting. But in terms of everything lastly on this latest Russell Westbrook. Obviously Russell Westbrook's an enigma league. Obviously people have disrespected Russell. Westbrook for years they feel like oh he's just he's just a stat guy. Just pats his stats. He's not that good. He's up playoff player. He's not team Players Championship player. I mean that's all the reasons why people disrespect Russell Westbrook when a daily basis Everything he does they just feel like he's not he's not. He's not going to be appreciated for his game. Game is something that will probably never potentially see again at the level that we're seeing and people will just continue to disrespect him and say that he isn't that good. He isn't that impressive. And I just think that's disrespectful. For A guy who led the League in triple doubles two years in a row one. Vp carry teams. All of it. I feel like he just doesn't get depreciation. He deserves definitely disrespected. Coming up next Steph. Curry's return pushback. Lakers working out the waiters on Monday. A couple buyouts around the league and updates on the playoffs right here and all that all the podcast out this show job built around the women of MMA from the UFC to the extreme cage fighting. We got the fights covers. San The golden state media concepts women's MMA podcast the latest news of upcoming twice discussions of previous matches. Join us as we talked to in about. The biggest names did women's mixed martial arts past present and future when it's the women's fight game you know we're to listen to the golden state media concepts women's MMA podcast welcome back to the GMC basketball podcast last segment. We talked to obviously some more news and notes around the League round the Game Basketball Highgate which reports lists the most respected players. And I give you my thoughts on that loose with each player a why I agree that a disrespected. Or they're respected. But they say that disrespected and you know that was about five players so you know I took them all last segment. But now we're going to get into some more stuff this starting with steph curry steph curry steph curry with his shot You know the baby faces Sassan Was supposed to return on Sunday. But the warriors decided they wanted to give him more practice time and so they decided not to play him but he is still on track to play this month. They just WANNA wait till he gets more practice with the team before they actually get out there and play Steph Curry Obviously it will be interesting steph curry out there when he does get on the floor with guys like Andrew Wiggins in those guys because maybe Andrew Wiggins could be there actually baby. He could be big trade. They're going to try to make. It really just depends You know I think it's pretty interesting to me that you know. They said it was going to be much I but they changed up. I don't know if they felt like you know. Maybe he's still a little rusty where we see in practice. We don't want to just throw them out there so we WANNA wait till he gets me. More Game. Shape made more just more rust off. I mean he really never truly get depressed off to get out there but you know they just they wanNA make sure that they. They don't brush curry back out there. They want to monitor at all times and make sure he's good so there's not an issues because you know you don't want to do anything that's going to hurt or affect the future of your franchise potentially because obviously injuries happen and other things happening. Obviously you don't want people going down and struggling to be able to make it out here and Obviously curry he's a part of their next year future where they expect to be right back in the championship race. Because clay coming back new steph if he stays healthy and then potentially picking up another superstar orbiting the number one overall draft pick. They're going to be tied. We reckon with next year now whether draymond green is going to still be on that team. We'll have to see when that day comes to see but with decision that they actually into making this off season when it comes to draymond green and how much money. He's not willing to take to keep him though I don't. I don't think anybody's going to offer him on the Max. We'll have to see but it's one of those things where I mean. Pretty exciting to see steph curry back on floor. I think everybody wants to see Steph curry back on the floor. And we just hope that he can make it. No setbacks happen again or no other injuries. Potentially come up because that would probably Dampen the we seeing a guy that you know people love to see play and I saw single. Hanley changed the game. You know not be able to play at other news. The Lakers are gonNA break. Jr Smith and dion waiters. This week for workouts. I believe Dion waiters. They said Monday they were gonNA bring him in and I don't know when they were bringing Jr Smith but they also said they're going to bring him in so looks like they're deathly after releasing Troy Day. You'll just on Sunday. You know I feel like I definitely think that they're going to pick up one of those guys to bring and obviously the waiters has more of a shock creator Jr is more of a three and D guy. But I mean they'll have to see which one works for them. The best which one fits them the best you know. It's going to be poor to see what they do. We actually ended up doing so. We'll have to seize interesting because I guess I deal on brings in the shot creating that people think they need but he's not a point guard and obviously Jr is more three D. guy this point his career complacent defense. But also you know Jeff's one of those guys where if if if you know he makes some threes. He can really be very dangerous player on the core in. That's why they are. Smith has always been known as the guy. Jr Swish starts going off. You can drop their unit. Quick is just you know. Obviously sometimes when you're three guy you may not have the same opportunities to be that way but you know he can obviously help a team he like. I said didn't like you said. He made a comment last week. He feels like he's better than people who play in the League right now. So he just looking for that opportunity looking for that job you know and what. Abou Jamal Crawford. I'm surprised no one's tried to bring him in yet. But you know I guess that's just how it goes some time certain players you get older and maybe teams start to trust you in terms of bringing you into franchise and help him contribute. So you're gonNA have to see what happens with that. It will be interesting. Lakers actually pick up one of those players which I think is highly likely at this point. They'll just have to see if which one do. They think fits better with the roster than they currently have constructed. We've got some buyout news. The Wolves Allen Crab So crabs WANNA hit the free agent market maybe could get picked that maybe not Obviously this is like poetry deadline even even weeks after teams. Who are still kind of like okay. We'll let you go by you. How and we'll let you walk free agency. Because sometimes people make trades for players. They have no intention of keeping but just to be heavy. 'cause they get a contract off the other teams books to help them accept the deal or whatever so those types of things and also the kings by our amny Oliver. He's all varies expected to doing a team. That is going towards the playoffs. It's GonNa be interesting to see what happens when it comes to that. You know. I think it's GonNa be interesting to see how it ends up. Being in the long term in the long run obviously tolerate another what we consider three and D guy hit the three ballplayers from defense. So you know I look the guy though if he does get picked up. You probably won't play that much but it's just a guy for death. You know your injuries you know it can come in airplane minutes injury troubles troubles minutes and places. Highest extent and also heartless there is posed by bought by the Knicks after being traded there but has decided they're gonNA keep him for the rest of the year so he's pretty much going to be there for the time being and you know. Just just do what he has to do to be Successful with the Knicks. First of this year going into next season and then potentially you know joining another team. Which I'm I'm expecting him to do if he's if he was even considering being bought Ouseba Kluber don't have him in the future long-term plans. It's just we'll right now. We'll go ahead and let you stay with us but after while we will let you go last. Want give you an update on the playoff seeding right now. Obviously we're getting close to the seasons so you normally get updates seating everybody spots Behind things like that just trying to give the update on what's happening and what we're going to start with eastern conference. Obviously the walkie book sitting steadily fasted. How Fifty two eight six game winning streak there ten games above the Toronto Raptors. Ed So right now I mean they. They've already clinched a playoff spot. The book walkie bugs have and I feel like basically evaluated other two to three weeks if they continue at this pace they will probably clinch the number one seed in the Eastern Conference and that will be your number one team in the Eastern Conference going out throughout the conference playoffs number two Toronto Raptors I was like I said they're not GonNa make a difference either just shining onto the number two. They're only a half a game ahead right now. The Boston Celtics But the raptors having played them the best basketball recently. They're on a three game losing streak so obviously any commitment. Obviously the Celtics rated number three only half a game behind the raptors. The heat right now are the four speed and six fifty two right now at the Pacers move up. That will be your first round matchup heat and seventy sixers very interesting matchup. I'll say the least number six is the Pacers Obviously they're they're playing some better basketball now they can move up. Obviously that's part where that could be very fluid and people moving up and down on the charts number seven the Orlando Magic and number eight. The Brooklyn Nets immovable. Kyrie irving right now or Raymond. Ray could still get into the playoffs. They have a bit of lead but they all have lied on the wizards right now. So then the nets have lost. Were trae so we have to see what happens. Moving forward number one seed in the Western companies the LA LAKERS There were five and a half game leaving the nuggets. I expect them to keep that number one seed throughout the Western Conference Playoffs Doug or second tie with the clippers which are still currently third. 'cause the nuggets have tiebreaker? Right now right now. Both teams are two to two and three seeds but obviously one win. One loss can flip it back and forth. They'll probably be battling for that. Houston's been winning six straight so therefore from the Western Conference Fifth Utah so clearly. That would be your first round matchup. The rockets in Utah probably a ratio of last year. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE. If ANYTHING CHANGES OTHER THAN HOUSTON. Here's five games under six in their six right now and you know they've played well you know they've they're right now. Would play the clippers play today. So it'd be interesting match up the Mavericks of the seven right now. Obviously Christoph Luca balling out and number eight is the Memphis Grizzlies. Still only three games ahead of the PELICANS and so there you go right there about the playoff seeding right now apparently Indian NBA become next. We're GonNa Talk About College Bask- basketball results from the weekend and new. Ap Twenty Five poll. Who who who moved in the top ten. Who moved out and everything else. Right here on the PODCAST. Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Listen close and here this out pursue. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searching. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here. Alan thing less than our podcast lists with endless hours of podcast. Hubbard's from news sports music fashion looking entertainment and football and so much more stop lurking around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build. That podcast is whatever it may be visit. Www DOT GS MC podcast dot COM. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download us on soundcloud and Google play back some years since he gospel. Podcast Lahcen talked about being around the players. They got bought out of this steph curry from turn back obviously China. Thanks thinking grady. Before again mouth is saying taking several coach. You don't want to rush your star player in the in the in the face of your franchise out there too soon Lakers are working out dion waiters on Monday and JR Smith during the week. So more than likely you would expect. You would expect them to sign one of those guys An Laos will give you the update on the playoff seedings around the NBA. So I feel like that. That's that is right now. Your update on that. But now we're going to get some college basketball talk about upset. Big scores from the weekend Just you know giving you updates about what's going on so we obviously like. I said we're about a week away. I believe from selection Sunday. So you're about to get you selection. Sunday talk Maybe the Sunday and Know who's going to be in the tournament? We'RE GONNA STARVE. Upset on Thursday Wisconsin upsetting Michigan. Eighty one to seventy four. I was not Wisconsin. Picking up a key victory Toped the hope. There tournament hopes to get into the tournament beating Michigan team. And you know obviously like it's every win at this point crucial every team every loss as crucial for every team it could change. It could affect your seating change and we get higher see lower see out of determining incident last four last four out of it also. California upset at Colorado. Seventy six to sixty to go. Bears haven't had a great season so this was just a really just maybe hamper the season Colorado. Then the Saturday Games beat Saint. Mary's eighty seventy six bouncing back after the first half like maybe there was a potential for another upset but Kazakh. Pull pull away in the second half and make things happen. Make plays so good for them. San Diego State one RB Nevada eighty three to seventy six so good win for them bouncing back from their first loss. Michigan state upsets Maryland. Seventy eight sixty six. Obviously you know we're loses top ten team losing to Michigan State Michigan State has played better basketball of late. They have played better. They have played where people can play all season long. Michigan state has been consistent from time to time at certain points to the season but they have showed also flashes of brilliance. Out there on the court. How well they can actually play going into you know going into the season. Duke was upset by Virginia. Fifty two offensive game. It was one of the best defensive games. Virginia has played all year long Obviously you don't really hear if two games in college basketball 'cause they barely cracked fifty and Virginia which is a team that you suffocated. Duke has struggled these last few games. They've lost a lot of teams. They lost the two under ranked teams. And then obviously Virginia was ranked team. Because let's to unranked team three unranked teams but they're the best out of the UNRANKED teams that they've lost. You and it was suffocating defense from Virginia. All night able to pick upset win nuke obviously duke looking at this Not playing their best right now. Going into March Kentucky Beats Auburn in their immigrant. Their game back from when they lost Auburn Auburn. Seventy three to sixty six. I said I was expecting this to happen. They won't eight in a row now so Kentucky right now is on fire. They are currently on fire right now beating every team in their in their in their way. Definitely when we're talking about the SEC tournaments NASC- tournaments come up after the season ends It's going to be very interesting to see what actually happens when it gets down to Like I said with determines coming next WEEK OKLAHOMA UPSET IT West Virginia. Seventy three to sixty two another upset. You know. It's funny because one of their players Christian doolittle actually had surgery to pair. Dokan knows on Thursday and Saturday came out. There got buckets. Nineteen point seven rebounds to help upset West Virginia. The toughness was Oklahoma. Showed at the end of the day as they make a key. Victory to help them move forward and try to get into the playoffs into the tournament. C. UPSET AT NUMBER TO BAYLOR. Seventy five seventy two. The biggest upset of the day the horned frogs meeting one of the best teams in the nation Might not be enough to get them but obviously this is a big win for them. It makes them. It gives you confidence that you can be any team in your in your league when you'd be one of the best that you have the big twelve past offer as Tcu at Tcu was able to come out with a victory and come out on top. Kansas Kansas State. Sixty two to fifty eight Very well-fed of game all the way throughout cancers can make more plays down the stretch and be able to win so Good Win for them as the number one team and trying to stay number one for the future in years to come. Clemson upsets state seventy to sixty nine Obviously clubs has been a God. They have been a team. That's upsets them. The best team. Dc has the upset it nuke they upset for the state. And you know they're just they're coming out there and competing at a high level Clemson again very right now. Unlikely they'll make the tournament unless they make a deep run in the ACC tournament. Getting more quality wins but right now are just another key wing. You'd never know these type of games. That if they can come back and have a good showing. Acc tournament might be able to still get them in into the last four. We'll have to see though what the committee actually this is to do. Providence UPSETS VILLANOVA. Fifty eight to fifty four the friars able to come into Virginia Villanova. And just you know complete at a high level and win. And do we gotta do out there and Providence had did everything they could so they they really did a good job. They really did a good job. And you know obviously providence. Having some hopes still McDermott. This is obviously a huge win for them. Beating Villanova Villanova seems like they have a lot of upsets recently and Obviously this he went for Providence. Moving forward going into the end of the season Texas upsets Texas Tech. Sixty eight fifty eight. Have you've noticed this? Entire podcast segment is a bunch of upsets. It just shows you how the college basketball season turned out this year. But you know obviously Texas's won four in a row. Making their final push to make the tournament. I think right now. They are in right now with another quality win And I expect them to be their name called regardless of what happens in the big twelve tournament coming up and beat Penn state seventy seven to sixty eight eighteen versus sixteen in the country. I would just getting a key win. Both teams probably in the tournament but both just competing at a high level. Just trying to do they got to successful on both sides And then lastly for the Sunday Games Ohio State Beats Michigan. Seventy seven to sixty three Big Win for them. Michigan's loss to games now in a row Not The best but you know happens. And then another upset Saint Johns Beats Creighton. Ninety one to seventy one so clearly. That's a win for Creighton Winning again competing at a high level again and just doing what they have to do to be successful so now we're going to get into the AP poll top ten give you the top ten and number one still this week. Is Kansas obviously winning? So they're going to be number one and in in the League Gonzaga's number two. They moved back up from three to say we lost. So that's why they got back into the number. Two spot probably will still be number. One seat Dignity number three one of the best teams with one with less players in college basketball. This season Number three the before. Baylor losing that game Dropping too far dropping the four from their country still potentially could be a one seed when the tournament comes around. But we'll have to see they might drop to see to see where the community does San Diego states through number five with the schedule. The San Diego State has really never move out of the schedule but at any team loses that could potentially help them. Maybe crack a spot up unless they jumped Kentucky now number six obviously again winning more games stale playing at high level playing on the best levels in all of college basketball playing from being very hot going into the SEC tournament and in the community and the To for the state's seventh right now high level Doing what they gotta do out there. Maryland is number. Nine number eight was Seton Hall Both teams you know. Obviously Seton Hall really came out of the works. A lot of people think seat 'cause when the four best teams in the country some people think that so obviously that's a very big thing for them to have that type of credibility going into it Tabas type of ability going into innings And lastly number ten finishing out of the top ten is Louisville. We will You know trying to get back in the top ten again and playing little so coming up next we have we're GonNa talk about the NBA power rankings from bleacher report and my thoughts on that coming right up here. 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Obviously we've been doing tutton and we'll discuss each top ten in my thoughts on each team so this lease this also coming bleacher report also so this is their power rankings. And I'll just give you my fossil each team number ten the New Orleans. Pelicans obviously the. Pelicans have played some of the best basketball. Now that they're fully healthy with their full team of Zion Women's back squarely twenty and twelve is fourteen professional games putting him barrier company. And you know he when he's on the floor. He's he's playing. His plus minus is very positive. So clearly you know. They've played extremely well. And they played at highland. They do what they need to do. Both sides of the ball to compete. Obviously there's still some liabilities defensively as a team will often to be like. I say that's one strength. They've always had they've always been offense. Team is only improve with that being said they have all the potential in the world to be a dangerous team when playoffs come around. So you definitely need to watch New Orleans. Pelicans island because they make the playoffs again. They're not gonNA go too far. Because they're gonNA play Lakers in the first round. But I've spaghetti very entertaining and interesting series number nine of the homeless obviously Oklahoma City and coming off that forty seven point loss to Milwaukee wasn't a good look You know it was not a good performance and they had one five games ripe for that but you know obviously Oklahoma. City's just biding their time. They're they're only a half game back of getting the fifth seed so they're still moving up the ranks regardless and right now the jazz not playing some of the best basketball. So that's GonNa be very interesting happens. Oklahoma City moving forward. They have a lot of talent not a young talent especially they future with the team. Chris Polish just helping you know. Give them the the leadership. Expanse mixing it together for them to be accessible moving into the long term. And that's why Chris. Paul season has been such a great season for everybody in the League because of what he's done with his team and the players in this team young players taking those leaps becoming great players. It really shows a lot about Oakland sitting kind of team. They are built in the type of organization and structure. They have number ages throttle rafters. Toronto hasn't played the best and they are the only three now. They have not been having planned. Fred Benfleet or Serge. Ibaka still clearly. You know they haven't played it. They're full of strengths. But you know in the NBA. Nobody GonNa feel sorry for you you know. Oj nobis playing pretty well. Form other guys have played well but everybody knows when Toronto's healthy they're a top three team in the east and remember they still have mark assault yet so when he gets back. You know you'll see this team at full strength will truly know how good this Toronto team actually is when it gets down to we at the end of the day number seven. Dow's Mavericks you know the Mavericks Eighteen. Luke has been in. Outta games sore thumb other insulations. Christoph has been playing with his better games he just had a career high. I mean awkward but he just had a big game recently thirty seven. You know from Curry Steph Curry Christoff or twenty eight. Because the San Antonio Spurs Dallas strangers. They're off their offensive team. Evli offensive talent. Everybody can score. Everybody can play. Defensively liability is because obviously doesn't play much defense in Christie is not known as the good defender but everything works out for them and they have a lot of potential town on the team working with them and going through it so Dallas is definitely you always have to work worry about especially with KP find a historic finding himself. If he can play at the level we know he can play at. They'll be a very dangerous team going into the playoffs number. Six Denver Nuggets. Obviously Denver. You know didn't have the best clippers after beat down on Friday and you know obviously this makes people feel like this is kind of this is this is the real Denver Nuggets like when it comes to these elite superior teams. They can't compete or play the high level against these guys and they're not that good against these guys the played. They lost three of their last four games against playoff down opponents if this is why they're raising those questions. Can the nuggets really even compete in the playoffs? If they're struggling against a of playoff bound teams walks through happens moving into the forward into the season Vigorously Denver can figure it out because remember them when see last year in the playoffs now they could finish as a two or three seed but are they legitimate enough to compete with some of the top teams in the Western Conference number five. Los Angeles Clippers. Obviously the clippers have been healthy and when they've been healthy they've rented seven. Oh all hands on deck destroyed Memphis this week. They've destroyed Denver. Ib they have pledged renewal. They had a very surprisingly hot Shake Milton and beat the seventy sixers Clippers right now are playing. At the highest level and honest. Offense has been the most impressive part of the whole situation. Their offense could be better than your defense. Potentially the way they'd be playing offensively because they have so many is I can put the ball in the basket. And that's what you need. In the playoffs unique might put balls in the baskets. And you're GONNA get buckets. The buckets are going to get you make you successful and give you wins out here and potentially beat you through and be a team like the Los Angeles Lakers when he is all said none Houston Rockets number four. Obviously Houston's on a seven game winning streak right now. They're ten into since smaller has been created Russell. Westbrook has averaged thirty three points. Six rebounds seven rebounds six assists gain will be three percent shooting the most efficient Russell Westbrook Zurab in his career. And this is why people think it can work as Russell. Give them thirty and James can give them there yet. Sixty right there and then everybody else can hit their threes and contribute. Houston feels like they can compete with any team in the western conference regardless of the fact. They don't have a true big man because they feel like vacant Scrub Score. You have enough office KITA Houston's they have to make their shots they do not make their shots is going to be very unlikely. That can win a game in the win a series until three the Boston Celtics. Obviously Jason Tatum had his breakthrough through the month. February averaging thirty point gain on sixty seven percent shooting and the Celtics were not in the past month before lake with losses to the Lakers and rockets obviously to with better teams and don't forget Kimmel Walker hasn't been playing either. Could walk is expected to be back soon and Kemba Walker as a guy who's one of the most pledge players in the NBA. Miocene always been with much coach players in the NBA. And definitely someone that you have to always watch out for his when he gets back. You know we can. We can do. Can we can score with the ball back to you. He is one of the most perfect playoff players. When he comes up at the play offs. He'll come up big number two. The Los Angeles Lakers operative Lakers number one senior western conference playing. Well beat the Pelicans twice this week. scoring forty on Tuesday scoring another thirty on Sunday. Obviously artem billions. You know. Obviously you know Rousseau we gotta get out Thereto Demi go and everything like that. You know flickers right now should be number two in these power. Walking I mean their best record. They played most consistent level of any team in the conference year. And that's why they're where they are right now in the western conference in why they're number two in this powering so we'll have to see. And then lastly obviously them one team the Milwaukee Bucks Been Dominate. Janas storing thirty points. Everybody destroying the thunder meeting the Hornets Criminals at forty one against the Hornets. Sorry about it. Knocker smooth the honest have forty one against the Hornets with Chris Milton. Otherwise you know that lost to the Pacers. They've been perfect well. February. They're still blowing everybody out and this team it just looks so dominant and you stake man. They have all the potential to be one of the best teams of not the best team in the NBA. In and you can see a day to basis and it is a shows how good they are and why they deserve to be number one team in the NBA but thank you for listening to the GMC basketball podcast. We hope that you return for our next show. We also hope that you should follow instagram twitter and facebook and we can't wait for you to tune in next time with us and listen to more. Nba Basketball or college. Sports College basketball. Thank you have a good day? You've been listening to the Golden State media concepts of basketball podcast. Part of the Golden state media concepts podcast network. 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03/04: Kentucky blows it, Michigan State comes together, Maryland comes apart, and two amazing stories: UVM's Josh Speidel and Jackson State's "Snacks" Lee
"Aries is carry cash. It's Wednesday march fourth. Twenty twenty. Welcome back to the CBS sports. I on college basketball podcast where we sometimes discuss camel fighting a leaky Black Matt. Norlander is here with me and it's been an interesting past couple of days. In the sport coach Kaye told his haters to suck it Maryland blue. It's lead in the big ten standings Michigan State beat another ranked team on the road. After trailing by fifteen points at the half snacks buried three Texas beat Oklahoma at the BUZZER. We're going to get to some of that not most of that before. We're done but I wanted to start with a surprising result in the SEC. Kentucky lost at home but Tennessee on Tuesday night after leading by eleven points at the half and by seventeen points with roughly seventeen minutes to play. Let's start there. It was a historic development on some level because you K- entered with a record of one twenty nine zero when leading by double digits at the half under John Calipari. Now the wildcats are one twenty nine and one in such situations norlander in the spirit of full disclosure. I was sleeping on a plane last night with no Wi fi. At some point I realized Kentucky was in control of the game against Tennessee and then at some point I saw the Kentucky loss control what happened to John. Kerry's wildcats did those crappy efficiency numbers finally catch up to him inside. Randolph more Serena. Yeah I think a little bit there and by the way you picked a hell of a time to fly. I do think that Tuesday night was the wildest most notable craziest of the season in college basketball to to what you let the podcast with in addition to just random stuff that we're not gonNA have time to get to like Cincinnati fans great. Win Rallying Without Jaren Cumberland to stay alive for the incidentally tournament it was. It was a nut so night. There in many different ways in Kentucky Losing Kentucky losing the way it did was a shocker. I'll be completely transparent here. I missed the rally so I had a sitting in my office podcast now. I got two. Tv's and one of them. I always have like CBS sports network. Aim on Fox sports one game and then my other TV because when you have the ESPN APP for your Apple TV. You can go quad box so I always have four games going on the ESPN broadcast Tennessee. Kentucky is one of those but as that's all happening I'm trying to watch all these games the joss by Dell stuff which will get to in a little bit Completely blows up. And I'm also working on the court report and a lead with Michigan State and Thomas Cash Winston so. I'm trying to write with all that stuff going on. And then I look up and out of nowhere. Tennessee's got the game within six and then I did lock in on that defensively. They completely collapsed. It was bizarre. I THINK PROBABLY ABORIGINAL. But what you mentioned there. I think it's a little bit of credence. You know the very nature of predictive data and when you look at these rankings. Ken Palmer tour. Vicar Sagger and pick your pick pick any flavor. There are seventeen hundred of it just basically shows that if you are twenty three twenty five. Twenty seven games deep. Sure that you're capable of going against what your numbers have suggested for two three months but Kentucky fans and you have been. I don't know frustrated maybe Kentucky fans. We're frustrated we were a little befuddled because we've seen Kentucky look so good as of late here but on the whole this has not been a top twenty five team according to the predictive metrics and the collapse on Tuesday night was an indication of that. Now John Volkersen shots the folk. I guess his name they call him the call him Fulke. He was awesome. He made Nick Richards. Look terrible is when Richards. Worst game with the season I do think there's correlation with that and then Hagan's was bad. He was he was a problem Just a lot of bad shots. Three turnovers and Hagen says a guy that needs to be a top three player on that roster so in a nutshell that's it but the rally was insane and it also I got a little bit blowback on a previous podcast. I mentioned how like the Evansville loss. It's a speed bump. It just is. This is also a seatbelt like Kentucky. I think has no shot at a two-seat now even if it wins out and win the bid and wins the SEC tournament. I think it's stealing is now at a three. Because of this loss with Seventeen fifteen remaining in the game it was forty eight to thirty one and I believe from that point forward Tennessee outscore Kentucky fifty two twenty five fifty two twenty five over the final seventeen fourteen of the game. Tennessee ends up shooting fifty three percent from the field and afterward John Calipari. When asked about you know what happened. He said the game got physical and we couldn't compete would just reminded me of back in the days when I covered John a daily basis. He his explanation for losses. More often than not are rooted in. If we'd have just been a little tougher we'd have been fine like if we'd stop. Bnp words We'd been okay like that's his explanation usually and it it So I wasn't surprised to see him. go that route again last night. I didn't see the game. I was on an airplane. But you know when you get out scored fifty to twenty five in the final seven. Fifteen seven seventeen fourteen of a game. something undeniably way way. Raw Kentucky was eight and a half point favorite in the game. And so when you're eating that point favorite in the game against unranked team at home in leading by seventeen you know with less than eighteen minutes to go. That's a bad bad situation. They dropped seven spots in the net spots at Kim Palm. They dropped five spots to number eleven in the top twenty five and one and the resume is now the seven and three and quad one's five and two in which means they're twelve and five in the first two quadrants with the quadrant. Four loss to Evansville and for whatever it's worth. Uk's now thirty at that can palm. And I just went and looked this up earlier today in the past three seasons. Nobody that finish and I know we don't have the numbers based on this day at this time. Just bear with me. What I'm about to say is true. Even it's a bit flawed. Nobody that finished top thirty Ken palm in the past three seasons got anything better than a five seed in the NCAA tournament. Now I think Kentucky would be better than a five seat right now even at thirty two Kim Palm but they are probably going to be seated lower than the fan base wants or thinks based on the fact that yeah. They are outright. Sec Champs but the resume is Is taken a little bit of a hit. And there's some blemishes there that are not impossible to overcome but the things that hurt you on selection Sunday. Yeah I think right now okay. So Kentucky's final game of the season is at Florida on Saturday. That just become like of course they can win a but Florida's favorite to win that game. There's no doubt about it and the gators actually as we record this they are going to play at here Wednesday night. They should Florida better win that game But so that's an intriguing. Matchup between the walkouts gators this weekend and then you have the SEC tournament and historically we have seen that the SEC tournament by nature of when it concludes on the Sunday afternoon of selection Sunday Kentucky has received no tangible seed bump as means of winning the tournament and I think there have been some years where that has been incorrect. Maybe they would have been. I'm just this. These are total hypothetical seats but maybe they would have landed on as the best three when they should have been on the to the side of the Kentucky fans and Calipari had been very vocal about that but also it is just one or maybe two games in what amounts to at that point. Thirty two thirty three even thirty four games worth of a sample size so it shouldn't have too much overwhelming Influence there but the point making in regard to where Kentucky will be seated. Eventually I'm going to guess. Uk lands on the four line. I'm just going to project out here at twenty four and six right now. I think it's going to take one more loss before selection Sunday and I think that'll I think that'll still be good enough to get him. On the four line you can look back Kentucky fans and say the the Evansville home loss the neutral to Utah. And then there's Tennessee. One was the biggest reasons why I will give east pond show by the way as well he was three from three point range he is a future NBA player. He's a junior. He's going to test the waters. Tennessee is going to be super dangerous upon us to come back next season. Because he's a defensive menace. I think a top twenty defender in the country and offensively. His game is coming along quite beautifully. So between ponds and focus in George James the Freshman I had. I had a nice game as well Good on on Tennessee. And good on Rick Barnes who just had another good night and what's been a tough season but the VOL's are you know they are rounding into what could be a spoiler in the SEC tournament and keep in mind. Whatever Tennessee brings back they add to at a top five recruiting class in the country featuring two five star prospects Jaden springer in Kion Johnson. So Tennessee's it's been rough you know. They lost Lamont Turner early in the season. That's tough I think. Rick talked about it last night after the game. Just like you know. We saw a hard thing to do to lose a player of that importance midseason and try to adjust on the fly. And so it's been a a bit of a struggle. Tennessee is not going to be in the NCAA tournament. But if you bring back enough says and then you add that recruiting class They got a chance to be really good. If I were seeding the instability tournament right now I would have Kentucky as a three seat based on where I have in the top twenty five and one I think ultimately you're right it'll be a a three or four you know it'll be in that range. I don't think they'll slip further than that even with a loss at Florida and then a loss in the SEC tournament. I still think they can figure out a way to be a top foresee but We'll see let's move on. Is it time norlander for Maryland? Fans to not start but continue to hate. Maryland? We're GONNA get into that next but first check this up. 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We got a couple of good ones. I on Saturday at one. Pm Eastern. It's number six Kentucky at Florida. John Calipari wildcats. They've already secured the outright. Sec title so this is a big opportunity. For Mike. White's gator to edit quadra one victory to the resume they don't Sunday at four thirty. Pm Eastern it's number Nineteen Ohio state at Number Sixteen Michigan State. Both the Buckeyes and spartans entered the week ranked in the top ten Kim Palm which should be a fun match up inside the Breslin Center. Again you can watch both days this weekend on. Cbs SPORTS DOT COM or in the CBS. Sports Mobile APP. And don't forget it's free and I don't mean it's a free trial or free if you buy some fancy sports package. It's completely free for everybody so come check out. Kentucky. Florida and Ohio State Michigan State this weekend at CBS sports dot com or in the CBS. Sports Mobile APP SO Maryland had a game Tuesday night. It was at the rack which is basically the equivalent of going to Pinnacle Bank in two thousand eighteen. Impossible task it's scheduled law. So unsurprisingly rutgers led by six the half never trailed in the final twenty minutes the final score rutgers seventy eight Maryland sixty seven inside the Quincy dooby center so now Maryland is tied with Michigan State Wisconsin Illinois in the loss column atop the big ten standings before we get to the game Answer this for me if you can deadly what time do you think? Mark Turgeon was in his driveway. Question Road Game. Not Too far. You gotTA figure they bust it right. It's a bus anywhere I mean. It's College Park to Jersey. I don't think that's a plane ride a bus ride. I don't think big ten teams take buses. But that's that's an you're in the air for twenty two minutes you think right. I do forty five minute flights to Atlanta all the time and so it is let. Let's look this up college park piscataway. No we will put in Quincy dooby center and see what pop star. I know. It's technically the Arecibo Quincy Dooby pavilion. That sounds better than Quincy Center. Police get it right. Nose bleed the oprah role in renaming quincy dubious. The exception that proves the rule. Okay I'm willing to work with you on this. But in general the rule is if it's a pavilion the pavilion. If it's a center to center it's an arena. It's an arena. That's how we get Randolph. More Serene Up Rick Nelson Pavilion. Quincy dooby center. It should be the center. But if you want to go Quincy Dooby pavilion. Yes I actually bizarrely. My heels are dug in on this one. Okay this is not where I'm GONNA Cutie. Cutie pizza sounds it would be. It'd be a three hour. It'd be a three hour bus ride. That's a bit long. Yeah we're taking not taking a three hour bus ride to get back style. Which Turgeau getting his driveway? He had a bus. I shudder to think so with the flight this was. I don't remember. There are so many games on Tuesday. Gp I watched it. I think that was a seven o'clock game so nine you're on the building by ten wheels up by. Let's call it eleven down. I think he's driveway by one. Twenty a M. I think. That's hey can't complain. It's not bad you know you can't complain about a lot of other things though with Maryland. Oh my goodness are you freaking out like the Maryland? Fans are freaking out. They lost a game. They are you aware. I didn't read any of these tweets but like I'm prepping for the podcast trying to you know. Get the house cleaning just busy day. And then I I got Maryland fans are I think both are mentioned for like seventy four tweets talking about how tergence better but people have you seen this past. I can't even. I'm going to be completely honest. I don't care there's going tagged and breeding a back and forth between Maryland. Out of your mouth close shots. No showers and argue with each other like I. I don't I don't need to be involved. No not even close. Maryland has lost three of its past for. It's only when you will call the what fifteen point rally at Minnesota like a Maryland is quite easily one or two possessions. One or two shots away from a four game losing streak and not even being first period in the big ten anymore. This team had a three game lead in the conference less than weeks ago. That has evaporated as we sit here on Wednesday morning Michigan State in Maryland or thirteen and six and then Wisconsin and Illinois tied in the loss column both at twelve and six. I don't have Wisconsin Illinois slates up in front of me but I can almost guarantee you that they are playing on Wednesday night. If not me one of let me help you. Wisconsin is home against northwestern. Then they close on Saturday at Indiana and Illinois is tomorrow at Ohio State Thursday night at Ohio State and then close at home against Luca Garza in Iowa on Sunday. Okay so there. We go now for Maryland. You gotta you gotTa find a way to win this game against Michigan on Sunday. Get some sort of momentum going in and hold onto that. I don't know how the big ten I don't know how these tiebreakers were Michigan. Michigan State Maryland have split now and so if they wind up fourteen and six or both thirteen and seven and if Wisconsin Illinois. Don't jump them. I don't know what. The tiebreaker situation is in the big ten. I don't need to know but Michigan Maryland would obviously prefer to have that wants to help it. See Chances here. I also think we're GONNA have a situation here where for sure now. No big ten team is going to be on the one or the two line. Maryland was the only cheat team with chances to win like a week ago. That's gone and it was the only team with a chance at a two. I think that's gone. I mean maybe if Michigan State or Maryland went out. They could be there. Maybe I could see it but I also think that's unlikely I think that's party. And the terrapins and Wisconsin and Illinois are all going to lose at least one more time real quick on rutgers so wins again at home because it always wins at home. I think it's eighteen one this season it has more home wins than any team in America and it's four and nine and quad one four and one quad two and three and one in quads. Three I I guess. I'd I would have rutgers in if we started the tournament today but again they are not sitting pretty all right so talking with Jerry Palm over the weekend and he is tracked this since nineteen ninety four so in the past twenty six. Aa Tournament fields. The only time that any team has ever received in that large with zero one or two wins away from home was Illinois in ninety four and it had to rutgers has one. I'm not convinced that if it doesn't if it doesn't get another win in the big ten tournament that it's going to get picked it does and we'll have A. We'll have a precedent setting team situation there. But that team needs to show up in venues outside of the Quincy Dooby pavilion. It's kind of astonishing. It's racking up some nice winds pun intended there. But it's still gotta do some more and it's got to do it in a hurry now because the the resume isn't for sure a lock it's got eighteen when it's nineteen wins over all eighteen against the one team. That's what the committee will look at. And it closes out the season at purdue team who oh by the way completely curb stopped Iowa on Tuesday night so produce at large chances are still there and we could easily have a situation. If rutgers leases at purdue on Saturday that's GonNa get rutgers to eighteen and twelve and play that will get purdue to seventeen and fourteen. I'd have to weigh at GP. But I would be tempted to say that. A seventeen fourteen. Purdue team would be more worthy of inclusion in the moment there than an eight hundred twelve rutgers team and then they're going to have to do what they gotta do in big ten play. Both both schools in my opinion will need to win at least one once they get to. Indianapolis for the postseason league tournament. Okay predict it now rutgers in the tournament or not I will I didn't mean to put you in a bad spot now. I'll predict A. Here's what here's my prediction. Yes in the tournament it loses at purdue it wins two games in the big ten in sense is if even only wins one. I think it's going to be but I will say yes but I'm not I'm GPA. I'm fifty five forty five on that. I'm not super confident. I think they lose at purdue instill somehow make the term. I'll tell you this okay. They lose it purdue they lose their first big ten tournament. Game is rutgers in yes or no. I'd say no then the answer is no. I don't I don't think there's any way they're in if they lose their next two games that's just me. Yeah they they're going to have to win it. A difficult men like like produce good like purdue got a lot of losses purdue. Good if you can put those two sentences together. Purdue has a lot of losses purdue is good or maybe I should re price their dangerous at home. They have beaten lots of good teams in that building. This season trying to go there. And like if you can't win away from home the is that you win at purdue in good not good at all into a circle back to what we let the Pod with if purdue and Kentucky play on a neutral court in the middle of North Dakota tomorrow produced favor to win the game. It's registered as a better team right now and predicted metrics in Kentucky. So just keep that in mind. I know the the the losses should matter. I get all that but it's going tweak that to the Kentucky I just give it. I'm just getting fired. Hey Kentucky fans my condolences about Tuesday night's seventeen point blown lead. But here's some good news. If you play purdue in North Dakota tonight you'd be an underdog the wildcats just use that as part of your teeth for the podcast of the century. Go okay. Yeah but it was a listen a wild night again. I know you were flying so you didn't get to see a ton but it was. It was noisy between Maryland. There I will loosen the way did At the at the hands purdue and then rutgers getting a win can you allow me to talk on Michigan? Stay here for a second because they also let me put a bottom line on the Maryland situation undeniably. It's been a rough four-game stretch one in three past four lone win at Minnesota but the losses are like at Ohio state. Ohio State Kim pump team. So whatever then like home to Michigan State Michigan. State's obviously really good. We'll get to that momentarily. They're playing at a high level right now. You WanNa win. That would at home. I'm not going to try to dance around that. But you were supposed to lose at rutgers. Maybe you weren't supposed to lose by double digits at Rutgers but you're supposed to lose at rutgers and either way you wake up on March fourth. The team that was not predicted to win the big ten and this team. That started sixteenth at Kim Palm. Right now they are tied for first in the big ten and their fourteenth at can palm and the body of work is still thirteen and seven in quadrant one slash quadrant two opportunities with zero losses outside of the first quadrant. I believe the last time I looked there. Only five teams in the country with zero losses outside of the first quadrant Maryland is still one of them so I just like Berlin fans they can feel however they wanna feel. I'm not here to tell anybody how to feel like things are okay. You're supposed to be a top fifteen. You are top fifteen you were supposed to finish near the top of the tea and you're literally at the top of the big ten like it's things are okay. I just I don't I don't understand. There's a lot of bases that could be flipping out right now. I'm I'm not sure why Maryland fans would ex- except like last night after the game. I get a tweet from somebody and I think it was. Titus was messing around with Maryland fans maybe and then one guy said I'm not surprised even though Gary Parrish has been trying to tell us we're fine. I knew all along. We had a trash coach. What you loved it. Rutgers everybody loses at rutgers is not a bit it's not the worst thing in the world but whatever. I do pick these little things that I root for I would love to get to a final four and And then I was GonNa say and then bounce and find a fan base that properly appreciates him but I don't WanNa go that far away but I would. I would like to see him accomplish something that would maybe win some people over. That's all I may real quick on the on this. No I do think there's another fan base out there. That is similar to Maryland in. It's a disappointment or low bar of expectation for its coach and that team also happened to lose. We don't need to do a deep dive on this but since you mentioned it this did pop into my head since they both lost on the same night and that was marquette losing at DePaul Sixty nine. Sixty eight Marcus Howard still in for thirty one. I don't you know I don't know if this is going to be a thing that cost Marcus our national player of the year top and still got the lead for that. But but I do think that Marquette fans who have been the WHO've caught your eye R- in the past or vice versa. That's another school there. Because they've expected their program to be better under WHOA JER than it has been but again marquette like think about you lost heading into the season. You're still going to make the tournament all is going to be fine. I did actually have someone asked me. If Marquette was in danger of missing the instability asking that because the team's lost five minutes past six but I just don't see that happening. I think you're GONNA win at Saint John's this weekend and you'll get at least one of the big tournament you'll be fine but yes it's becoming a bit of a danger here like the Golden Eagles slipping and sliding where we talked about. Ucla Providence Texas who we can get to all surging. Marquette's been going the other way okay. So we mentioned now Maryland's thirteen and six and the big ten tied atop the league standings at this moment with Michigan State Sexy Michigan State Maryland Wisconsin and Illinois. All tied in the loss column was six losses but the only teams with thirteen wins right now. Michigan State Maryland. You Lead Your Court Report on Michigan State Wednesday morning What's the most interesting thing about it? Well after the Maryland win I mean. The Maryland lost to Michigan State on Saturday. I Sat Tom. Izzo on one. For About Fifteen twenty minutes and he touched on a but he spent about half that time revealing to me. Something that coincidentally came into play on Tuesday night in the midst of the heat of the game so far so Michigan State. Has This just absurd? Rally Relatively speaking Penn state I think blue in nineteen point lead. It was at the end. It's greatest margin. It was nineteen points. Michigan state comes back to them has a career. High Twenty three points fifteen boards. He was awesome caches. Winston was good again but a couple of spots you saw like anger yelling between Izzo and Winston and like Izzo yelling at Winston in the middle of a play and Winston. Not even looking at them. Because there's a one at a time out and he goes and tries to finish play and when you're following the game in you know in real time You notice that there's just a a little bit discussion about like what's up with Tom and caches. Well coincidentally enough three days prior Izzo had told me that you know because of caches. Winston's brother suicide and everything that came with that and everything that cashes at gone through Tom. Understandably had been for lack of a better phrase approaching caches and coaching him with kid gloves. Okay we you and I perish both know. Everyone knows the way that Tom Izzo coaches he is able to give. I think he is able to strike the balance between mania and tough love and it coming from the right place as good as almost any other coach is still has his critics in spite of that. But what is told me was. It's been the hardest thing I've ever had to do. There have been moments in days where you know understandably cash is just not there but it got to a point where. I couldn't do this anymore. I needed to try and in coach him the way that I always have coached him to coach him. The way that I've coached in the past two years and how it helped to a final four and Tom even told me that Tony. Dungy who lost a son to suicide said you need to get back to normalcy? As soon as possible to help you know help caches and help get your season on the right track and even then. Tom Admitted I initially tried a little bit. And I couldn't do it. He had key was Izzo was just draped guilt because of it so they play Illinois Winstons just okay and I think the day or the day after he still notices like. This isn't getting better. So he calls in Winston and his parents and he says. Listen this this Zachary's death is still such a huge factor with this team. I'm lost as a coach. I'm failing cashless. I don't know what to do. I want to be able to get back and coach him the way. I want to coach him and he did not say this but GPS paraphrasing to use a common part of the coaching lexicon. He wanted the mother. Fm OKAY. He wants to really just get into his guys and do all this and he was reticent to do so but his parents and Cassius for like no we know it. This has this is what needs to happen. We I want this and his father saying no you gotta you gotTa push him and even and so. They started doing that behind the scenes a little bit getting back to some sort of normalcy helping that to two and a half hours of practice view. The spot where you know Winston can escape from all the other stuff that he has to live with on an hour by hour basis so is it was very forthcoming. The story is up at. Cbs SPORTS DOT COM. I don't want to give it all away. Some of those quotes. I think are actually remarkable. I wasn't anticipating him being this forthcoming with me. But the timing of him explaining this to me and then I was always going to publish the story Wednesday and then to see it. Play out on Tuesday night and you even saw the press conference after were is I was like. Yeah I was mad at him and he was mad at me and sometimes when you get mad at each other that's when you can bring out the best of each other slightly prayer phrasing. But that's what he meant. This is what they wanted. They wanted. Confrontation they wanted things to return to normal to be aggressive. So I found is as revelations to be interesting and by the way now Michigan State is one four hundred three on the road. This really might be the thing that gets it clicking again here because Winston was the preseason player of the year Michigan was preseason number one team. They haven't been that for lotteries. This is one of them and we'll see if it winds up making a difference later in March GP. I think you're right that Tom Strikes as well balanced as anybody when it comes to being able to push really hard but then also do it without it. Coming across as you're being a bully. You're being mean spirited. Her any of that stuff his players know they. He loves them like the he he'd be builds enough of that up to where he can't have moments in practice or moments like you had on TV on on Tuesday night From talking to coaches about this type of thing over the years the prevailing thought seems to be. You can yell with somebody or at somebody as long as they also know you. You'll laugh with them. You'll cry with them. You'll smile with them like as long as they know. You know you guys can go through every emotion together you can go through that very hard emotion together Bob. Huggins is also very good at this coaches really hard and does it does and I think the coach is really hard but the but then you remember the moment in the final four. Yes like that was. I'm glad I'm glad that happened. What an awful injury on a on big stage. But I'm glad people got to see that version of Bob. Huggins on the court holding his player kissing his player. Because there are sean you referring to Shawn Butler Sean Butler correct. Yeah That that that part of Bob Huggins exist to you. Don't see that as much but you got to see it on that state player every day or they see it often enough to know if this guy's really getting into me even like right here on national television. Bob's built up enough to where it's an oak. He can coach that way so so hugs really good at. That is always really good at that. It's why you rarely in perhaps by rarely I mean never hear former player like former players. Swear by Bob Bob Huggins for the most part Former players swear by Tommaso for the most part and I think this relationship. That's obviously off. The Tom and cash is going through right now. Under unimaginable. Circumstances is a great a great example of that and I can understand. I thought that you got from time. A really really good too because you know this has been a pretty high profile situation but families go through this all over this world every day. You lose like like. Tom Said losing somebody to an accident is one thing you know brother dies in a car. Accident Brother Dies even if brother dies of cancer or all of it's awful and tragic but a brother decided to take his own life. You start to question yourself. What did I do what could I done? Should I have done more? Should I answer that phone call? It can really wear on you like if you brother died in a car accident you don't. I don't assume you'd think it's your fault. Unless like he was drinking and driving. And you could've taken the keys and you didn't do it and whatever but like that's an accident. I'm brother Dies of illness. That's that's not on you. Brother Dies of suicide. Even if it's not on you there's gotta be something that makes you think you could have done more and so when you got player going through that in real time. This isn't an off season tragedy. This happened rights right in the middle of the season. And you're trying to recover from that. I can understand how you I think the way Tom put it as you coach with kid. Gloves like you don't want to push him too hard because you know he's already going through hell and yet ultimately to get the best out of him as a basketball player and by extension. Make your team what it's supposed to be. You gotTA figure out a way to do it and it looks like they've reached that point and I don't want to start connecting too many dots but but it is undeniable. Michigan State is playing. Its best basketball season. Yeah no doubt about it in just a couple quick things I want to just spring off what you said their GP Before I move on but the cash. Winston is not someone who's general disposition demeanor is fiery he is he is savvy intellectual cheery. Just everything about it but you nailed it in that. Having having that natural mentor pupil coach student. Confrontation has been an alchemy that has led to Michigan State. Being a a at or near the top of college basketball almost every single season for basically twenty three twenty four years. Since this has been there I wanted to share one quote in the store and there are plenty more but this was the one where Izzo was getting the most emotive with me when he said quote suicide so much different than an accident which you just alluded to. He's had an accident is one thing suicide. He's blaming himself. Moms blaming herself. It's been every day every day. Try to get him through practice. It's been three and a half months. It's gotten a little better but they were so close. He's to Zakarian in cash. Of course. He says it's almost like when he has a big game like when he got. The assist record is a referencing when when caches set the all time Michigan State. Assist record earlier. This season said that was a tough night for him. His brothers always there to wash those things so with as much joy as it was there was that the other day was his birthday. They always had a family function on all the birthdays. The families like this when he was doing that he was white knuckle squeeze in his hands as he's explaining to me so he said. I call them at seven thirty in the morning. I said all you. Are you all right. End Quote there was also this. That's not in the story you know. Obviously having Zachary going through things with with illness every day someone in the family would call Zachary just to check in say hello and it was not cash. Winstons Day to call him on the day. That's accurate took his life. It was not his. He called him almost every day. Anyway but it was not his day and But that is still something Tom shared with me. That's still obviously six and I'm why wouldn't it? Of course it would so when you understand more of what his parents caches. His other younger brother are are going through how that affects the team. It is you know it's been a constant thing we've moved on. We talk about all these stories in college basketball as we should but they live with it every single day and I wanNA commend. Cash is more than anyone. Izzo had to have the guts to actually call in the family and have that conversation but for cash is Winston and his parents to say no like we realized that dynamic. That's here and the one we want and we need to get back to like you. Coaching me aggressively. And the way that I know you to do it. He could have easily might have been better if he said. I don't want that. But he did want that and they seem to be benefiting from it. So when you watch Michigan State going forward just keep in mind that part of it and seemingly hopefully. They've turned some sort of corner at least in a basketball sense. And if not in a coach player since Michigan State closes the regular season on Sunday with a home game against Ohio state. If they win they will be guaranteed at least a share of the big ten title and that will be obviously caches his senior day. So it'll be Quite a scene there inside a Zibo Center. All right I like it. I like it. Zach Randolph Center. Zebras I like Steve. Oh Yeah I like I love I actually thought you were going to show you how nights court then because I thought you were going through nights all drew drew Lou. I'm loyal to Zebo. He's a fellow knights of the court. That's my Zebo Center. Drew Nights accord insides. Zibo Center coach Kaye told us haters to suck it after Duke beat. Nc state the. We're going to get into that next but first let me tell you about coors light. It's march which means you favorite men's college basketball tournament is there's nothing like the nonstop unpredictable excitement of March hoops. And there's also another worse than being stuck at work while your friends are taken the action at the bar you life. 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I choose when the Games are on and I need a moment to chill you should to mountain. Coal Refreshment made the course brewing company Golden Colorado and remember always celebrate responsibly so duke. Nc STATE ON. Monday night final score was duke. Eighty eight sixty nine inside. Rasheed Sugerman Indoor Stadium. After the Games coach Kaye told fans to leave do players alone on social media and then he added quote. You can question my coaching. And when you do question it by the way just come into Cameron and look the the ceiling and find out if you should question. That were coach K. Coach k. Till twitter to suck banners. Would you make those remarks? Norlander Suck my banners. I don't so I don't have the audio handy and that's actually not good enough. It's not nearly on the level of the the the Duke Coach K. Audio that we require in order for the drops here on the podcast but he said it so this would've been. I don't know if this is after this press conference before. But with so many of these coaches they have they have deals. Where after Games? They speak on local radio. And it's just part of the GIG. The game ends and then they go in the locker with their teams that they go to the press conference that they do the radio show so this was on radio and it wasn't in front in front of a bunch of media members it was just it was merely only in front of the two radio host there so. I thought it was accurate. I mean he's basically he's echoing what we are going to hear from coach. I think on a weekly basis at this point he saying don't go to my players and bitch about what you're going to bitch about in terms of me or the program. They're just they're just young kids and there's no stopping that But maybe if he says it has some sort of impact on ten percent of the population that would have otherwise gone to twitter and at mentioned trae Jones or Vernon Carey junior matthew hurt. That's fine whatever. Keep Jordan golders name out? Your mouth is what I think he's trying to say and then he's saying and if you're going to criticize if you're gonNA criticize anyone criticize me and if you're going to do that. I want you step into my joint here. I will never call it. Rashid Sulu on Indoor pavilion. That's absurd they're like seventy four different players. You should have picked including one transfer out of Duke. He didn't transfer out do he? Got Kicked off the team. I ever do player only Duke Player to ever be dismissed from the bins that Jesse. And he's an indoor stadium. He's saying come look at these banners and he's right because when it comes to this he's He's above the criticism there and oh by the way. Duke wound up Rallying in that game and winning easily it splits the season series with NC state to avoid complete disaster now. Yes it has the home finale against UNC on Saturday. Here's what I find most interesting about this because we've had a couple of these stories in sports in basketball over the past week because thing who who is coach k. even talking to know who's questioning is coaching. It wasn't like we did a podcast after they lost at wake forest and like all right. We need to talk about coach case coaching. Nobody does that. I really don't think any reputable any real person who matters in the world of saying things. Out Loud is questioning coach k. In his coaching I don't think they they the B block of get up. The other morning was about coach K.'s. Coaching so he's very clearly. I guess responding to exactly what he was saying. Social media which means even coach K. is sensitive to what relatively speaking a bunch of nobodies on social media thinking? Say about him and it comes just a few days after John. Moran got like twenty seven points. Fourteen assists in a win over the Lakers Saturday night and afterwards shouted out a thirty five year. Old Hotel salesman twitter that didn't realize realize we knew the dues occupation can save Daniel greer. He works for Drury Hotel. It like my friend Jessica Benson who works for local twenty four Memphis. She had tweeted after the results kings on Friday night. She tweeted something along. The lines of you know this is a lot more fun when the Grizzlies one. Because they're on a five game losing streak after that and this Daniel greer is thirty five year old hotel sale but he tweeted. You know I like this a lot more. John had that fire. He's got no chip on his shoulder anymore and John Moran replied to it with the crying laughing Emoji and then went out and bawled out against our King and Save Your Lebron James and the Lakers and then in the post game interview on the court said I wanNA shout out the guy on twitter. Who said I didn't have my fire. This one's for you. You motivated me. It's like it's John out there pissed off and bothered by just random guy and it's it's a IT'S A. It's evidence that we are living in times unlike any other times because if you go back twenty years the WHO could really question Mike Francesa's coaching or the fire inside. Somebody like John Moran John Feinstein Okay. There would be a columnist. Okay columns voice and a platform to do that. Perhaps a radio host would have a voice in a platform to do that and maybe somebody on. Tv would have a voice platform to do that. And that's it. You know the message boards worn a thing. Facebook wasn't twitter. Wasn't a thing so even if somebody was actually questioning you as a coach unless it's somebody from that very small umbrella I just I just presented. You wouldn't even know that that's happening but now you know that it's happening. Because twitter combined with facebook combined with every other social media outlet provides literally everybody who wants to voice to have a voice. Now this is where it gets a little confusing not everybody who uses these things to create a voice for them so their voices don't matter you have to remind yourself of that every day even when you're just somebody like me much less John Maranda or Mike shefty in Tom. Izzo was talking about social media earlier in the season. Like you have to figure out a way to convince yourself these voices don't matter like why do I care what this person thinks? I isn't qualified to have this conversation with me. They're trying to have so. I'm not GonNa Bother me but is if I'm being honest eye irritation sometimes by people's opinions on social media even though I know deep down their opinions. Don't matter shouldn't matter to me you still get irritated by it. And at the highest level of sport John marantz multimillionaire about to be rookie of the year. Leading the franchise to the playoffs. Mike Francesca is the goat and they still get so irritated by random opinions from mostly anonymous people that somewhere they're motivated to not just they're motivated to not just think about it but even publicly acknowledge it and sometimes passive aggressive ways. I think that this also and I've had a few conversations with coaches the season. I actually think you mentioned Izzo. He's brought up in press conferences. We talked about Segment on the PODCAST. Within like the past month the trickle down effect is this these players in and frankly I saw it. I saw it on Saturday when I covered the Michigan State Maryland. Game there in the Locker Room and within ten minutes. They obviously no fault of their own. Whatever the everyone does it but they are looking at their phone. They're looking at social media and they're checking. Their APP mentioned. Some are actually coach. Tell me some players actually. Don't check their at mentioned they type in in search their actual name to see what people are going after the player examples. Okay you're just you are a fan or critic or whoever and you are tweeting out. Criticism or praise of the player and not even and not specifically bringing it to their attention by mentioning their handle in it. And because of that can happen is when these coaches have occasional one on one meetings with the players in season. How you doing? We're working on this earth. Meet with a couple of guys with their teams and players telling them at least some of them will say. Donna right man but I got this concerned this concern and sometimes those conversations can lead to well. Why are you thinking this? Why are you thinking that well you know people on twitter or Social Media Instagram? Or whatever any of these you know. They're noticing it. My Boys told me about it. And so that's why I eventually fee it. Filters back to the coaches and then they get frustrated even more so because chefs Ki. Listen Does Mike. Strategically has have a burner twitter account. I guess it's not inconceivable had said that he hears acknowledged that he does. He has twitter account that he followed. He wants to follow his players. See what they're tweeting and it's not like under coach k. Variety it's just it's A. It's a a secret account. Okay so so he is actually doing it. But you get the point. I'm saying generally coach K. is not Living on a daily basis on twitter. I think that's fair to say the dude is a is a little bit busy busy. But that's how we wind up getting into situations like this and then Microsoft ski saying what he said on Monday night. Yeah like even my mom every once in a while we'll see something on facebook and it'll be like you know I I take Gary Parrish or something about it. I think it shows sucks or he talks too much about this or that or whatever and my mom would be like yes I saw on facebook. That people were mad about and I said who is mad. And she's like I don't know who they were but it was like and I was like how many like I don't know it was like two or three people. Why do you think I should care what two or three people who you don't even know who they are? Well why should I care what they think about anything? Like why are you? Where are you telling me this I like? I'm not like I know those people exist but like they don't matter just because they have a facebook account doesn't mean that I should care what they think about anything as it relates to my job in so I remind myself I try to remind myself of that all the time and yet it is interesting to see. Mike Chefs key is bothered by the same types of things so much so that unprompted he brought it up on a post game radio show. And that's mics cued like if there's anybody in college athletics above being questioned it's probably that guy and yet he still feels like he's being questioned by somebody and in feels compelled to shout that person town and tell him to suck suck as banners again live on radio just sort of an interesting story that illustrates exactly the the world. We're living in now. And how big of an impact social media has on all of us that that Dylan social media particularly any of us who have public jobs like if you're a basketball coach or a basketball player or yes even basketball columnist It's a you hear things that you otherwise in a different air. You wouldn't hear you wouldn't even know that they exist now you hear them every single day and I do think it can have an impact on people even people as successful as Mike Jesse. Let's move on a couple of cool senior day stories over the past few days. Vermont's Josh Speidel. And Jackson States Thomas. Less Aka snacks both went viral for very different reasons. Norlander just let you walk us through these doors. Well we talk about Yeah the stuff was K. And then this is the exact opposite here. Soon Jackson stay. Current Trivia time Most accomplished famous Jackson State Alumnus. Not Basketball specific. But in general to Lindsey Hunter Come on man. Why would I ask you this question? Oh it's Walter Payton there. We go Swiss shots Walter. Payton they we go. I quit Walter. Payton story okay. I'm always make however long you'd like it man so few years ago. GonNa Walter Payton. I was he from Mississippi. Yes I believe so okay so Walter. Pay a Walter Payton Memorial Foundation or something like. I know where you're going with this. I believe continue and We get in my radio producer at the time. This is this is probably eight. Nine years ago gets a email from the Walter Payton Foundation. Like Hey we're having this golf tournament you know. And we'd love to have somebody on the Gary Perez show to talk about it to try to bring awareness to it and you know Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and Mike. The these are some of the people who were playing in it. And if you'd like to get any of them on radio for ten minute interview We'd be happy to do that. And my producer. Just scans the email like clearly trying to juggle a million things doesn't really read it and he replies and copies me on the reply and so this is the first thing I see is the reply. And it's like hey let's just say the lady's name's Pam Pam really appreciate you reaching out. You know what we'd love to have Walter on. We could do that Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday at four twenty five simply war or we could record early afternoon. Whatever works best for for Walter works best for us really appreciate you reaching out looking forward to it and I read this email. And I'm like do Walter. Payton has been dead for a decade. Yes in my and my producers trying to Walter Payton for later on so shovel. I remember this because real quick I went on your radio show within a month of that and So this is like two thousand eleven two thousand twelve and your producer picks up and I think I think medicine something like. Hey I got Walter. Payton here for you. I knew it had happened. And he's like Oh man oh man I'm so but it was. It was so I call him and I'm like dude. What are you doing with that email? And he said well that'd be cool to get Walter Payton right. I'm like Walter. Payton has been dead for ever. What are you talk? You just emailed somebody. Who's probably close to the Walter? Payton family because they're running the foundation and ask them to book. Walter Payton for Thursday and Walter. Payton has been dead for since nineteen ninety nine. I nineteen ninety nine. That's correct and he's like Oh my God and the poor lady who on the other end of this doesn't she hasn't responded yet. You don't know what to say like what do you want to do at that point like well you know? Mr Peyton passed in ninety nine thousand nine hundred and he sends another email follow up. He's like oh I'm so sorry I I didn't realize Walter Payton literally like argue with the best football player in history has been dead for thirteen years. So tell this story on radio the next day and we spent the like. We spent like an hour taking 'cause recommendations from listeners. About who Brag could book for the show but only dead people so it would be like It'd be it. I know this is a sports show but if you could get John Lennon. That would be amazing. Brad write that down John Lennon. Let's see what we can get done there and so we turn that into a bit but anyway that's that's the only about that man yet all too Payton. He is my. That's my all time sports hero. Everyone's got one and Yours was who is yours on the mets strawberry. Doc gooden docket and there we go. Yeah so yeah so back to start this Walter Payton Selma Mater Jackson State here shops the Thomas Snacks. He was student manager. Got On the floor. I mean everyone listening to this. As seen the video plenty of times shops to the swagger back for naming snacks the player of the week in the final week of the regular season. See What I love about this story unless I unless I have missed another field goal attempt snacks unjustified L. Vermont are the two best stories of the week in the sport and they both were one for one from the field. One was at the start of a game and the other was at the end of the game at this actually true. I don't think he wasn't one for one. Got Some more I think. Snacks missed his first. Three Oh you did okay way. The video is edited. It looks like snacks. Got Into the game and then buried one from twenty eight when I read a little more like snacks open three to start. Okay never mind. I just keep rolling with it here but that was It was an awesome moment because he's a student manager what I thought. I don't know if you've thought this as well. I did a quick. I did a quick researching the find out that it wasn't the case. Do you remember the vine from five four five years ago with Taco fall and a big big Chubby kid when they were playing the same guy I was like? Is this the same? As like? Because that vine is hall. Leiria's issues like five foot ten fat kid and TACO FALLS. Trying to post up in the lane and the kid is just like ain't going to happen here man. He's like he's like waving his finger. He's shaking his head and it's just a complete physical mismatch visually. It's incredibly funny I'm sure plenty of our listeners. The exact fine. I'm talking. It is one of the best minds of all time and I thought this at Same Dude. It would have been in credible if it was but they are not the same person but shouts to a snack or having his moment and getting player of the week. That is absolutely fantastic and he was the viral sensation of Tuesday morning. And then Tuesday night into Wednesday morning here Joss by Dell at Vermont and You know that's where I grew up in South. Burlington olive literally like a nine minute drive to Patrick Jim. They're in Burlington on the campus of UVM and no doubt most who are listening to this have seen the play and and heard the story. Because of it. But I'll be really quick here. Speidel lived in Indiana Okay and he was on the level of a borderline four-star. If not if our prospect in the midst of his senior year he was six eight to fifty could shoot strong as an ox and wasn't absolute beasts in the fact that he was going to. Vermont was a huge get for Vermont. I talk with John Becker. Uvm's coach on Monday in advance of the story knowing what they were going to do and what they were. GonNa plan and he said he was the best player that we've ever recruited since I had been here and he's been there since two thousand six when he was an assistant under Mike. Lankan Becker has been an amazing coach at that program for a long time and So that says a lot considering that Anthony Lamb who was on this Vermont team and is a senior is a top player in the history of the program. He Sang Speidel as a prospect was even better than lamb at that point but he has this horrific car accident. You did on. His driver side has severe brain issues. Goes INTO A coma for more than a month has to relearn how to walk and talk in all of it? I mean just an awful awful story. They weren't convinced that he would ever initially He would get out of a vegetative state than they weren't sure if he was going to be able to ever be out of a wheelchair and now look at them on floor. He's been doing all these workouts for four years on the while. The team practices Josh on the side doing planks and doing core work doing lifts and he's he's still with with a little hitchen escape. But Becker told me that the progress is made in the past year has been astounding and it was so amazing to see the response to the story. Credit to Albany. Coach Will Brown for agreeing to let it happen because it provides a something that's so much obviously larger than sports. That building was incredible. Happen to have a few friends from high school shouts. Sba Chess Class of ninety nine. Who were in the building on Tuesday night and It was just obviously highly emotional. Highly charges an incredible buzz a lot of noise there and I do have a story up on it if you wanna read on the site as well but gp just just incredible stuff. I loved after the fact when he had the interviews by Dell and he said listen I know I know the shot but tonight wasn't about me. It actually was my man but the fact that you would say that is incredible. He joked about intentionally missing the shot because he wanted also get an offensive rebound little pad the stats sheet action. I thought he was. He was amazing. And then Becker went on speech On sports late at night and it was It was just. It was great all around. And what an amazing way to start this month of March those two stories particularly happening in the same base snacks leading into Speidel. And oh by the way Vermont. Should win should win the America East for the third time in four years? And if that's the case Becker told me it is no coincidence. This is arguably the best four year. Run in the history of the program. Josh being here is a huge part of it I loved it. I thought it was really sweet and you would expect his teammates to embrace him the way that they did. I love the Albany players embracing the way that they did. They don't they don't know him but they know they understood what that meant to him to his family to his teammates for them. All to to say okay. Let's let's game started now. Let's stop it and let's let this young man have this moment. I just thought it was everybody involved. Handled it a terrifically and it's such a you know I was mostly unfamiliar with the story until I I you know I see it on twitter and then I and then I'm just intrigued. Start reading about it. And it's just heartbreaking and a reminder of how random life is you know he he there he is he commits to Vermont. And he's averaging twenty points per game in high school in life is perfect and then it's not you know he's a horrific car accident. It's actually remarkable. He's doing as well as he's doing because they didn't expect that he was a coma for five weeks. Doctors told his parents that He'd be in a vegetative state probably for the rest of his life that he would need to be taken care of for the rest of his life. I mean imagine what that must be like for a for a parent you raise a son. He's happy healthy. Strong -CCOMPLISH SMART is going to play division. One men's basketball star player and then like he might not live and if he does live he'll never live a normal life again. That's that's what you told. And then you fast forward to you know to to now. And he's about to graduate from Vermont. A grade point average above three and he'll never be the basketball player that he once was But you know given where he was on the night of that accident. The idea that he's walking talkin able to enter a basketball game. Get a shot up graduate. College live mostly normal. Life is a a pretty incredible thing but I I will tell you when I read that story. I don't it. It makes me nervous. I have a seventeen year old son. Who's driving now and I have this life three sixty APP where you know. We all know where we're at all times and we all know You know when you're driving on this APP. It shows like you know. This is where this person is there going forty four miles per hour. They just turned here. They just turned their like you. Watch it in real time and I find myself like every morning when he's driving a school like I'm I'm watching it just like nervous like is everything going to be okay. Like it's no way to live. But that's how it's weird and you'll realize this as your children get older you think as they get older you get less worried about him. It's actually the opposite. You get more worried about him. Because they're outside of the house more you you have less control They're driving like Friday night. My sons on the LACROSSE team at his high school. And after the game or match whatever they call it unfamiliar with Lacrosse. He and his buddies going out to dinner and he said Hey. Can I go to dinner? I said sure and then he said Okay and then I'll come home and it's over. I said fine. I'll watch him on the APP and he goes to dinner. And then it's probably. I don't know ten o'clock at night and I see he's on the interstate headed back home and then I see. It says zero miles per hour on the interstate now moving but he's on the interstate. I just like I go round stairs. I wake my wife up. My wife was already asleep. Kelly Aden's on the interstate but he's not moving. He hasn't moved in five minutes and he's not answering my phone call. She jumps out of bed like we're getting ready to drive there. He calls. He's okay. I'm like what what what are you. Okay said Yeah I just. I didn't have my lights on. I got pulled over. There was nothing but still but you have that five minutes where my son's dead. I don't I don't think head went that far but did this kind of stuff. Inner your head yes because it really that kind of thing really does happen to people so it's just a tragic and sad story on some level but man what a special moment that was last night for the family Fa- Josh for for both the teams involved Shasta Vermont shells to Albany. It was just not everything that goes viral. Makes you smile but man if you don't smile at that sums not right with you and then snacks. It's just hilarious. My Guy Is Heavy. Set and launching from thirty feet just gotten can launched. It even got like he was getting re tweeted by Kevin. Durant like man. It's the absolute best I love. You won't remember every college basketball player but I feel like even ten years from now. You remember what snacks pool from thirty people. Remember when snacks pool from thirty. So so that's terrific. Let's get back request. First question comes from somebody who identifies not great Nike. I don't know that's the name they type Dan and he or she points out that Ucla could theoretically win the PAC twelve and steal missed the instability tournament and then he or she flips it straight into a Trivia Time. Trivia Tom Boy. When's the last time? Pac twelve champion missed the NCAA tournament. I got a I got a reply Trivia. Time after this. It's got it's got to be so it's other Ucla Oregon. And I'm going to say it's Yeah. I'm going to say it's Oregon like six years ago. That's an incorrect answer. The interest Washington in two thousand twelve. You know what I knew that. Yeah that's right. It is twenty four and eleven overall fourteen. Four in the league went to the nit. Tony Roten Terrence Ross and Abdul Guwahati. Tony wrote and I believe he was a junior by the way I knew it was Washington. That was a complete blood brain fart. All Right Trivia Time Trivia time so right now. Arizona State is in second place for the PAC twelve Arizona. State is one of four schools to not have any league tournament or regular season championships. No banners since one thousand nine hundred seventy five between the ACC biggies big ten big twelve sec impact while there are eighty seven schools. Only four of schools in those seven conferences have zero tournament or regular season championships in the past forty five years. We don't spend a lot of time on this Arizona State's one. Can you give me the other three? Let's get in six total guesses Washington state that's correct. They are two of the four pin state. Incorrect Penn State one eight ten title in the early nineties forgot. They were over there. I'm the I'm the master ceremonies eighteen. You didn't realize it. I'M GONNA go with North. Western northwestern is correct. Northwestern has never won a big ten tournament title and has never finished better than fifth in the regular season. Standings since nineteen seventy five. So you have one more in and you get three guesses job here right now. By the way I feel pretty good about how things are going right now. Is the ANSWER BOSTON? College it is not BC. Won The big east and five. Is The answer to more ole miss? It is not Ole Miss Ole miss won the SEC tournament in the past ten years but they are close. Marcia Anderson shops the Marshall Henderson. That's exactly when they did it when he was on the team. The last one is tough. It's not tough historically but it's tough within the context of this season in recent seasons. Okay is the answer. Tv You TCU. One in the Mountain West. I believe they have one as of late. Yeah Okay my guesses your book. How about we just do one more? Okay one more power conference I'M GONNA pick this league. Do I think I got it. I don't think you do is Nebraska Nebraska when the big eight conference tournament Nineteen ninety-four. That sounds made up. It's not made up but it's the only one they got schools that came dangerously close but are not also incorrect shots to south Florida when the Sun Belt Ninety East Carolina. What got the Autobahn Ninety? Three out of the CIA. Ucf former ason champions earlier this century and even to lane. That's right to lane one. A REGULAR SEASON TITLE IN UTAH. At what Conference Nine Hundred Ninety two. That's the Great Midwest West. Now it's the Metro Metro. I thought it was a great chef. Marcus Nelson Correcting me. Rutgers has like five of these by the way in the past forty five years. That was a shocker. You know what school comes dangerously close. Virginia Tech Won. The you know it Metro in seventy nine joust Bimbo Coles. That's right Colorado would be on the list if not for winning the Two Thousand Twelve PAC twelve tournament. Usc Only has the PAC twelve tournament title and the eighty five regular season title and cal only has a two thousand ten PAC ten regular season title the only other school. How about this one? Oh and three and big twelve title game. It's best finish in the league. A second. Your Baylor Bears Baylor Bears Baylor Arizona State Washington state northwestern of the only four schools in the major seven conferences to have zero tournament or regular season championships since nineteen seventy five. Do you predict that changes this season? Who that's a good one because I actually all that information by the way if you want all those details. It's Wednesday's Court report. I'M GONNA say it doesn't. I don't think that there will be able to tie with Kansas atop the regular season standings and. I don't think that Baylor will win the big twelve title and also the same for Arizona State which is now a game behind the PAC twelve. And I don't think it wins. The league bracket there either question number two because from a fellow named Josh. He's a Texas Fan. He was planning for a coaching change. Now he's all in on shock smart once again and wants to know if Shaq is really going to save his job that is after Texas beat Oklahoma at the buzzer on Tuesday night. Matt norlander is shocking. Smart OUT THERE. Not only making a push for the incidentally tournament but out there making a push to remain. Ut's men's basketball coach shocked. Smarts GONNA coach. The Long Horn next season in Texas is going to the tournament. The sequence that went that went down on Tuesday night inside the TRAE. Young Center was insane Christian doolittle an eighty percent. Foul shooter actually. I think we called it. The what's what's do what's to do from the early. Two thousands really warn we call it willing Willie warm and that's not my guy. It's my guy blank and it doesn't matter anyway. Kristin do little Mrs both foul shots there up to Oklahoma Matt. Coleman's absurd three Tuesday night was a joke. Texas is building a self quite a gorgeous and AA tournament profile. It's still needs to get more done by gorgeous. It's all relative here. They're just surging. As of late like those bruins like this providence friars so big time ups to them and. Yeah shocker smarts. Going to save his job longmore going get to the tournament for the third time in his five seasons. They will not get rid of him. I think even if they don't make instantly tournament I'm at the point. Where why not? Just keep him. Okay so listen. Every there's no seniors on the roster. I know they could theoretically bring everybody back from a team. That's playing well in late February March. And they don't have anybody signed yet. I don't believe but they're involve with Greg Brown. Like you bring this whole team back and then enroll a five-star like Greg Brown like that team. That's a preseason. Top twenty. Thirteen in Texas has agree. What's interesting is Texas wins as an underdog last night there on this five game winning streak for the game they were underdogs in one five and a half point underdog at Kansas State. Win Five point underdog at against West Virginia win that one eleven and a half point underdog at Texas Tech. They won that one and they were seven point. Underdog at Oklahoma. They won that one so playing. Well bring you bring back everybody of importance. Maybe add a player here or there. It's preseason top twenty thirteen. Why would you pay ten million dollars to get rid of a coach of a preseason top twenty five team? Forget about what he's done in the past just when this season's over there's a good chance you gotta have a coach who's going to have a top twenty five team next preseason. Why did you pay to menage make that go away? Hollis price was who I could not think of House Price Shasta Hall is price. You're right I- I largely agree with that if you can get everyone to come on back here. But they have just been. They've been a wonderful story as of late now. That was an absurd win. I mean they they they absolutely pull it out the back side there but they get whatever you get the win you get the win. You get the win. And the purdue went on the road to start. The season keeps looking better because produce getting closer tournament. As is there so not there yet but certainly Just striking the right way and should get a sixty six straight win with the home finale against Oklahoma state on Saturday you blow that then yes things get very messy in a hurry. But I don't think that's going to happen. Texas it setting himself up quite nicely. Yeah the seven eleven and quadrant one slash quadrant to opportunities zero losses outside of the first two quarters. So that's good. The loss column is is rock. Solid question number three comes from a blue gator fan. Who is fed up with conference rankings personalities that the big ten and big twelve rate as the best conferences in the country. It was this way last season. It's that way again this season but the big ten. This person points out hasn't won a national championship since two thousand in the big twelve hasn't won one since two thousand eight. Do you realize Kansas is the only big twelve school to win the tournament since nineteen fifty five. Oh nineteen fifty. The only big twelve team to win a national championship is the Kansas Jayhawks since nineteen fifty. So does this person make a good point? Stop calling these leagues the Best Leagues in the country. They never actually produced the national champion. And you don't have to be the best league to produce the national champion though. The Leagues are evaluated based on the strength from top. To bottom. Every single team counts the first as much as the tenth as much as twelve or the fourteenth. So that's why so I don't I don't agree with that. Obviously helps the case and for the big ten particularly this season if he can somehow managed to get Michigan State of Maryland to win the entire thing then. Yeah that would go a long way to helping. I guess but from purely an empirical standpoint The Mash shows that they are the best. And that's that is what it is but I will say I said this with the great legendary John Fanta on inside the big east this week. I think that the big east actually sets up better than the big twelve and big ten to have more teams in the sweet sixteen because I just on the whole. We're speaking here in advance of what's going to be a lively night in the big east. I just Villanova Seton Hall Providence. Yeah that's right. I said no not really but Creighton Butler was really good earlier in the season. I think that those four I have a good shot to make deep runs sweet sixteen day and then founded a bridge too far. But you get what I'm saying there so I think that's why you sometimes have fans say steph stuff like that because you have more. Acc teams and bigger teams wind up winning National Championships. But no big ten is the best in the big twelve has been the best six of the seven seasons and yet the big ten has not won a national championship since two thousand in the big twelve hasn't won one since two thousand eight. Three Leagues have multiple champions in the past. Ten Years Victim. 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03/12: March 12, 2020 will forever be remembered as the day the NCAA Tournament died
"Dr Gary Parachutes Thursday March Twelfth. Two Thousand Twenty welcome back to the CBS sports eye on college basketball. Podcast where we sometimes discuss Cama fighting and leaky Black Matt. Norlander is here with him. What we thought could happen earlier in the week became official on Thursday at four sixteen. Pm Eastern with an announcement from NCWA president. Mark The two thousand twenty. Ncaa tournament has been canceled. Because our national health crisis specifically the covert team pandemic. The tournament is canceled. Not postponed cancel. It'll never happen. Everybody's season is over all players. Whose Final Year of eligibility is this year. They're done they'll never play college basketball again. Barring some sort of unprecedented ruling from the instability that we might touch on later since Wednesday night. We knew this was a realistic possibility. If not probability still it was jarring to hear to read when it became official norlander. Where were you four sixteen? Pm On march twelfth when the NCAA tournament died. I was in a doctor's office with my two sons and the very minute had happened. My youngest son was being given a STREP throat test. Both of my children have strep throat. My wife Strep throat. I'm going to try and dodge that here. I'm still good and able to do this. Podcast or not even just strep throat. They have strep. And that's a factor with that and so my it. Listen what a crazy couple of months. The past two days have been and you on a personal level. This was just a wild day wife. Ill kids get sick. I'm trying not to get sick. We're hoping I don't know if you heard the whole world sick right. Exactly that's the whole point. You know so things. Get crazy in a hurry. They're gonNA yell at the boys not to touch anything where the doctor's office everything. I'm gloves on Grocery shopping. The whole deal so I'm at the doctor's office and there it goes. It goes down. I was on the phone with our colleague. Dennis Dodd about six minutes before the official announcement was made at that moment dotted talked to a source. It said it was coming within the hour and so I knew I had to hustle up and get out of the doctor's office and get back home and within minutes there. It went as that was happening. Actually was still texting with coaches who were Scr sent a couple of screengrabs. Who were still like? They were working workshop. And how we can make this happen how we can get this done. Postpone this tournament. Let's have may madness. But that was just never gonNA happen here for a number of reasons so much to touch on. Gp It is crazy to me to think that since we last podcast. Did you did an emergency? Podcast Rudy. Gobert now Donovan. Mitchell have tested positive corona virus a CA. A referee in the tournament tested positive. After feeling ill seventy two hours. After working a game you had the domino effects with all the conference tournaments for hot ninety minutes on late Wednesday night. There was legitimate. Fear that Fred. Hoiberg might have it now. Thankfully he didn't and he just has a apparently a pretty rough battle with the flu. So I was. I was in a doctor's office. I presume you were at home. But to everyone that's listening is gonNA probably remember or at least for the short term long term because this is just an incredible day. Where were you when the news came down? I was in my car. I was driving to studio for radio and it was what I was expecting. Obviously not what I was hoping for. I tweeted earlier in the afternoon. Like most people who care about the sport and enjoy it and cover it If there's a way postponed rather than cancelled I would love to postpone rather than cancel and I in that tweet. I acknowledged the logistics are obviously difficult. An and there's all sorts of student athlete things that must be considered. You know way I didn't think it was impossible and I still don't think it's impossible to postpone and play this tournament with these teams somewhere down the road. You would have to make all sorts of concessions probably allow players who had been drafted into the NBA draft to still compete for their teams their schools in this incident tournament. There's a lot of things that have to be done and I was hoping that the NCAA would would move that direction while recognizing that it was probably a long shot and so when I saw the news break via the incident official twitter account disappointed but not surprised disappointed but understanding the truth is the moment Rudy Gobert test positive for corona virus on Wednesday night in the NBA. Suspended it season. At that moment it became more likely than not that the two thousand twenty. Ncaa Tournament would never happen. It became I thought undeniable that the two thousand twenty tournament would not start next week. But the second Rudy Gobert. Gobert tested positive. This thing was basically over. Gp So we finished the podcast on Wednesday. And I want to say I WANNA say within seven minutes of the podcast going into the feed so not right after we were done recording that after I edited produced and uploaded it like Rudy. Gobert tests positive. And I think it was within. I think it was within five minutes the NBA announced. The season was suspended right. It was a historic moment. Frankly and these two days March Eleventh Marquel twenty twenty seismic and like there will be books documentaries thirty for thirty s oral histories. You know they are to come later this year in the years and decades to come because this is unreal. We are at a point now. I can speak specifically to college basketball but like we don't have sports at all. Sports have stopped. They are they are done. I've actually had a few joking texts from friends who are like dude. Like what the hell can I bet on right now like I got nothing? I just want a little bit of juice. It's not there and it's march. So you like the nerves like you're ready for it not there and I'm curious about like what not having sports is going to do to the collective psyche of the country in the coming weeks like even during some of the darkest moments in our in our history over the past seventy years one eleven being the most recent tragedy where we didn't have it for a certain time and then how much sports meant when it came back corona virus and the scarce is not what nine eleven was but the point is there was they were taken away from us and then we were brought back. This is this is there's no MBA for at least thirty days and do the same baseball will do the same. All of this has gone so it's going to be. It's going to be interesting to see just how we go about our days going forward. Gp I mean. We work for a sports company. There's no sports going to be happening right. Now it's going to be all speculation. Shasta well Brinson because our buddies going to be getting on. Nfl preseason stuff in a hurry. Here I mean it's just unreal and I will say this as before we got the pod going and I was prepping. It was like the first fifteen minute moment of my entire day where I wasn't on the phone with the coach or I wasn't on. Hq Wasn't talking to you wasn't with my wife wasn't running out to take my kids to the doctor. Pick up stuff from the pharmacy or anything. It was the first time the entire day where nothing was happening. I was just kind of sitting in silence and I was like. Whoa like it's March twelfth and I was supposed to be at the big tonight. There's no games like there's this there's games on like it feels weird to my body right now to not even have college basketball going on and I bet you gets even weirder in the in the coming days because as you would attest do in plenty of people that are listen to this podcast test to our you know we love the sport and our our body cycles are so accustomed to this like this is. This is the time of year supposed to be the best time of the year. I cannot remember living and not having the tournament okay. I probably didn't pay attention to it at all. From the ages of zero until nine like my first memory was the awesome. Unlv team waking up the next morning. When I lived in Florida and I'm getting ready to go to school. My mom telling me that. Unlv won the National Championship. That's my very first memory of college basketball. Ever since then I love the sport that's taken. There's been a guillotine dropped on the head of all college. Sports College basketball most noticeably so I got plenty more thoughts. Volley it back to you. But it's it's kind of thinking in a little bit here and it's it's weird and a lot of ways and the right thing to do. I will be clear here no choice. This is what had to be done but nonetheless. I think I think everyone's GonNa take a couple of days just getting used to not having tournament and not having sports in general in our lives. It's going to be bizarre. It is bizarre and for most people who enjoy the sport or sports fans or gamblers. It's like a weird thing. There's no basketball game like today. It's supposed to be a busy basketball day tomorrow. A super-busy Basketball Day Saturday busy basketball days. Sunday's selection Sunday brackets. Come out like the sports fans. Gamblers just Americans in general won't have any of that so that's jarring for people like you and I are lives tangibly change like explain to you how my life changed today and. I want to make this about me. This is way bigger but it's just to to sort of. Whoa what I was supposed to tomorrow. Get on a plane flying into New York beyond student be in studio Saturday Sunday. Cbs Sports Network Fly back home Monday. Say like wear my kids as I walk in the door. Get back on a plane. Tuesday fly back to New York. Speak TO AT and T. employees in Manhattan on Wednesday morning back in studio Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday first and second round fly home the following Monday here Monday Tuesday fly back on Wednesday in studio Thursday. Friday sweet sixteen Saturday Sunday elite aid fly home on that Monday flight. Atlanta on that Thursday. We've got practice schedules and all that stuff on Friday. The Games on Saturday Taylor Swift on Sunday national championship game on Monday. And then I'm back home. That's the that's that was my schedule and just like that it's over. I'm not going anywhere. Jalen Conrad is just over. Like I don't have to wake up in the morning and do the top twenty five. It's it's like it's like the Tournament College Basketball. Thana snapped like literally just like that. It's over it's it's like I was supposed to do power. Rankings ON THE COURT. Report that like all that stuff. It's just it's just done in fact a little teaser for the audience. Here I was like holy crap. We gotta do player of the year stuff. Now so we're going to do that A. Monday. We probably podcasting chat about that next week. The top twenty five and one. That's a valid point. There's like other general stuff. I won't bore the audience with to put that you have to do in terms of writing behind the scenes stuff like leading up to selection Sunday. It's just done. We're not doing it. It's just about this. We were getting ready to do podcast every day during tournament days. That's correct Let the let the audience now. And now they're going to be extra bummed but yeah let them know what we were going to do. I was going to be doing podcasts next Thursday night Friday night Saturday night Sunday night every night of the simply tournament. I was going to be recording a new episode of the College Basketball Podcast. Now that's over. There are no gains My suitcase is sitting in the floor next to me in my office because it is always sitting in the floor next to me in my office and tomorrow at some point. I will take everything out of it because I keep certain things in it like my because I don't. I'm not wearing dress shoes when I'm here at home. Where am I going? My dress shoes stay in there just certain things. I always thought you podcast with dress shoes on. So that's a that's a surprise. I barely have clothes on what I'm popular and so I don't you get the Flying Douglas. The Flying Dutchman in your head I saw your eyes I saw your eyes twinkle when I sit up. Barely wear anything when I'm podcast so the suitcases sitting here and that's sort of where it goes during the season 'cause I am never I'm never more than a couple days away from leaving again. That's my life from late December through April. I am never more than a couple of days from leaving again whenever I walk into the store. I'm always about to be gone again. And now it's over you can go delta right now my my log in now. I'm giving my password but if you logged in. There are no trip schedule. I had to cancel everything today. That is like on a personal level. Ah Pretty Wild thing because most other sports that people cover on a full-time basis who have jobs like ours. They are suspended. Acl suspended the suspended. Major League baseball suspended. But it's all coming back. You know those guys will in Gals will pick up where they left up. We're done our season is over. It's a little bit like I thought about this today. Remember when you were in college or you're in high school and you might think to yourself at some point. Hey you got one month left. Yeah you know there's one month left and you're like you could sort of see the excited but you still gotta go tomorrow. You still got to go the next day. Imagine being that person and you're like we got one month left we got one month left and then boom four sixteen pm. Somebody says you know what it's over what you don't have to go there tomorrow is you. Don't have to ever go. It's over what it is a pretty jarring thing what we experienced today. It is the jar expected but still jarring expected but still back in our group chat. I asked for over unders. You didn't provide one I guess was four eastern on the button so sixteen minutes laters when it to win it. Drop there and would have loved known the conversations as they evolved because the day itself. I mean I'd say this. So like twelve o five or twelve ten last night. Did my final hugh hidden tonight and at that moment we knew that Fred Hoiberg had gone to the hospital but it was just before he actually had an update that he did not have corona virus. So like listen. If you need me again we find out. This is bad. I'm around I'll stay up until one. Am If we need me for video. I wound up standing up until about twelve fifty because at like twelve thirty we. We knew what was happening there but I went to bed thinking okay. Actually I had. I had a couple texts on season's over so one of them being from Holtman and at the time Holtman last night He didn't think that they were playing the big ten tournament. And he at that point he had resigned himself to no NO tournament as inevitability. I heard from plenty of other coaches. That were getting to that point at that once. We didn't even know what had happened with. Warburg with that. What's happening in terms of how he looked? I think advanced quickly and that's happening in the midst of all the NBA stuff. That had been going on and you wake up and you have more leagues more VINCIC Postponed to Cetera et CETERA. But then we wake up and I'm like okay. Well I got to figure out like you know what what what exactly is GonNa get postponed on top of all this my wife exceptions like I feel. I just feel awful. Have to go to the doctor. And I'm like Oh my goodness it just adds another element to the entire day so she goes watch. The kids thankfully reports back then. It's that had a strap but then I'm reaching out to figure out the eight ten and the Big East and the SEC and all these other leagues and it's like Nope they're on. They're on their own and then and then it changes in a hurry in a hurry. It changes with with a lot of these leagues and the Big East. It doesn't change the Big East continues to get ready to play. Its Games and I wonder if what we saw happen on Thursday perish might wind up being something that gets the instability and its leagues in order in the future for any event. That could come close to what this has been or anything else in that while eventually. These conference tournaments did shutter. It wasn't all at once somewhere on separate days as we mentioned. I think to podcasts ago. The Ivy League well ahead of the curve. In fact we went from everyone killing the Ivy League to that being. That's how we're doing things in this country everywhere in a matter of what the smartest for reason I know and I even had. I had a few coaches that were like these up any think. They're better than us. People think they got it figured out. Well yeah actually. They did they did. And for the most part coaches I will say that. I spoke with their understanding frustrated. We get a little into a little bit of that later. But the point I'm making is because you have all these different conferences with different interests in different situations with all these buildings like the was the final one. It was the last one in fact how about this? Gp Trivia Time. Okay let's go. Let's go with a trivia time right now. Who won the final college basketball game of the two thousand nine hundred twenty twenty season? Who won the Final College Basketball Game of the Nineteen Twenty Season Final College? Basketball game the season. Who Want it? I'M GONNA go with Cao. No it's not cal. Your answer is Morgan. State Women's team beating Delaware state sixty four sixty three in the MIATA tournament officially announced that it was done with a minute. Change to go in that game and so your final college basketball result and the Morgan state bears sixty four sixty three in a barn burner over the Delaware State Hornets. I will also note since we're on the topic of the Big East that Golden Gate. Mike has the winner of the men's the men season okay. Thirty four twenty nine over Creighton. Saint John's and Golden Gate. Mike walking out with a win. Its way it should be game stopped at halftime because the big east had already tipped off while it's it's playing for about a forty minute span there. It's just a it's a rough look for the league while the big ten's like getting we're done. Acc Yeah we're done. Pac twelve out out west. Yeah we gotta be done a see. We're done as well one after another after another and you got Alexander trying to make a bucket out of it going up against Golden Gate Mike and the and the and the Janis there and then the shot of it is so depressing appropriate and hilarious of the Saint. John's Mascot in the stands did you. Did you see I I tweeted? Of course I just like first of all. What is that thing? Is that what a red storm is supposed to be? And it's got the person inside they gotta be able to see through. It's it's you know. It's got this enlarge mouth and it's just like this look of shock the camera the camera zooms out on it. It is unbelievable. I was actually. I needed that laugh today when I got it when I saw it and then later on when I came back to me I was like I need this. I need this in my life so I wonder I'll get back to you but I wonder if because of all this stuff like if somehow the ancillary might be able to get its house in order just a little bit more because all that stuff I think played a part in why the in civil actually took as long as it did to announce it because that was the last year to drop by one o'clock eastern. Everything was done and it was like. Okay Wins This. Tournament can officially get canceled. We were just staring on our watches waiting for a few hours. Imagine you're Creighton and you have to play a basketball game in Ronan virus pandemic and your opponent is Golden Gate Mike Inside Madison Square Garden. What unbelievable and all as a site a serious I know. I didn't realize it still pointed out on twitter rudy. Gobert was in the garden within the past seven or eight days or something like that and like who knows if he had it interfered. Didn't but you would hope that the people in charge of the biggies tournament between go bear being diagnosed with this and like okay. Well he player was he actually in the building at this point. 'cause they say you can have the virus as ten twelve days without even showing symptoms of having it. That was what surprised me after the fact but yes CREIGHTON certainly up against it. Golden Gate. Mike shouts to you forgetting. I don't think I don't know if register says it probably doesn't register as an official in but you know what on this podcast? It does on this. If we can ignore San Diego state laws we just give Los Angeles Michael Win. You are correct. So far as I'm concerned. Two Thousand Nine hundred twenty six and we'll be remembered for two things. One San Diego state going undefeated and to Golden Gate Mike beating Creighton on what ended up being the final day. This easier absolutely absolutely correct. Go ahead to podcast again. We recorded three podcasts. On winds we did a little after midnight. Yeah it was both of us and then another around seven or so eastern. That was both of us. And then I did another one solo about fifteen sixteen minutes just a few hours later because as norlander pointed out we recorded on Wednesday night while the situation in Oklahoma City was unfolding by the time it published it the NBA season had been suspended. I felt like that was going to play a role in what happened with college basketball. And so I decided to jump back on record another fifteen sixteen minutes but in the one we recorded even before that I remember Standing Orlando there since he has made actual intros built around incorrect predictions that I made one that I made last night. I said tonight is going to be the last night we watch basketball with fans in the stands and that ended up being true. That is now. I know that we did get a game at Madison Square Garden. They had like friends and family. You know it was a select few people and I will say this people wonder. What's IT GONNA look like on? Tv It looks fine on TV. I totally agree with you by the way because I tuned for that very reason I was like you know what this is. Not really that bad overall did they didn't even look that different. It didn't and I think they probably do some stuff with the lighting but I agree with you right. Yeah so if you just turn that game on. And there's only five hundred people there the way they shot it and the way they push people down to the first few rows it made it look like it looked normal on TV and so I think that's just something to remember going forward if we ever end up in a situation where we are playing quote unquote without fans. You can still make it look good on TV. It did not look like a basketball game being played in an empty arena if you just turned on F s one and watch that either way so less than I was like listen. I don't think we're playing basketball anymore. With with fans in the stands and after the Rudy Gobert situation happened. I came back on and I said I'm now at a point that I don't. I don't think we're gonNA play the NCAA tournament next week and the reason is very simple. You know if you go back 'cause 'cause I think I mentioned at the top of this the moment rudy. Gobert tested positive the NCAA tournament was over. And I know those two things aren't technically connected but they are connected. One did lead to the other because what happened. Go bear is that once. He tests positive the way doctors in this country. Medical officials in this country are insisting that we deal with this pandemic minimize the damage minimize the spreading. Is that if you are in known direct contact with a positive with a person who tested positive you have to self quarantine for fourteen days. So what happened? Is the moment go bare test? Positive the Utah Jazz team. Have to be quarantined. Okay now any team that played Utah in. Recent weeks has to be quarantined recent days at least and so it ended up with four or five different. Nba teams being quarantined well the NBA at that point. It's not even like well. What should we do? You can't play the Games. You can't play your schedule. Somebody was scheduled to play Utah. This weekend somebody was scheduled to play the cavaliers this weekend. Whatever teams had to quarantine because Rudy Gobert and their their their interactions with Rudy. Gobert in recent days somebody had if they can't play. You can't play your schedule and so it's just it's over and like you said the NBA is not even GonNa look at restarting for at least thirty days so all you had to do was look at that and then apply it to college basketball over the next few days we were expected to have commerce tournaments happening all over this country one team after another another everybody playing. It defies logic to think nobody is carrying the corona virus. Who's going to be playing college basketball right? But let's forget about that because the numbers are too big. Let's just focus. Strictly on the incident play tournament. Let's say that they decided you know what we're going to go forward with it. Even if they cancel the conference tournaments we will go forward with the Internet. Which by the way is sort of the order in which this happened. They didn't cancel everything. They cancelled the conference tournaments. And actually some leagues like the SEC gave their auto bids to the regular season Champs and said this is our automatic bid to the tournament so that point at least in theory. I didn't think it was going to happen. But in theory we were GonNa maybe play the instability tournament next week. So you got sixty eight teams getting ready to play next week and by the way health officials have already told us is going to get worse before it gets better. We don't know how much worse but definitely worse before it gets better. We're already at a place where the NBA doesn't feel comfortable playing in jail. Mlb basically everybody else. You've got sixty eight teams in a field next week at any point if any player test positive for corona virus. It's over all I. I know this sounds excessive. But it's not once any player test positive. It's over so let's just take some very basic numbers sixty eight that's how many teams thirteenth scholarship players on each team. Some have more some have less. Thirteen's a reasonable number. That's eight hundred. Eighty four student athletes if one of them test positive. Your event is over. If it's player the Dukes Entire Team and coaching staff has to. Oh and by the way. It's more than eight eighty four because we're talking coaching staffs managers. Everybody who is a part of this thing? One person test positive everybody on the team has to be quarantined and once it doesn't have to happen before next. Tuesday. It could happen the day of the sweet sixteen dukes in the sweet sixteen Vernon Carey tested positive for corona virus. It's done do. Coal Team has to be quarantined. What do you do can't play? So is the ultimate ultimately the NCAA tournament champion. Just that the team that stayed healthy nonsensical it was inconceivable to think you could get through a three week tournament without having what happened to the NBA Wednesday night happening to you at some point and so once you conclude reasonably that you're not going to be able to complete your tournament without this type of incident. Then you can't even start your tournament to me. I thought this the moment it happened. I said it last night the second rudy go bare tested positive in the NBA suspended. Its season the incident play tournament. There was no scenario where it was going to be played next week. And here we are. You know I've been thinking there's just a lot. It's GonNa hit me again like a week when it's supposed to be the first Thursday of the tournament. But just you know there's going to be just awesome moments vaporise from the universe. There's just never coming you know just incredible all-time moments just not going to be there. They they exist imagination. What what could because thought extent of that? But what we're GONNA say. Well I hear you. It's going to suck for unify and every everyone. I'm just saying you know I'm not disagreeing with obviously had to be canceled but you know I. It sucks everybody. It sucks for people who have jobs like us just fans Who who just love to eat it up Gamblers who needs something to get through the day but more than anything. It sucks for the players and the coaches because when this got announced earlier today I couldn't help but think of being at the tournament earlier this week two nights ago and I watched a school play a game where it was do or die. You win it. You go to the civil tournament for the first time since two thousand one you lose it you don't you got Joe Mahalick. The head coach trying to get hostile to the tournament for the first time since he's been there and you've got a locker room Phil Players. None of whom have been to the instability tournament. Some of whom are seniors. So let's take away. Pemberton for instance. He's hostile. Second leading score after the semifinals. I told this story I did the post game interview with him on. Cbs Sports Network. And I asked him the simplest. Most basic sideline reporter postgame question. You could ask Your school hasn't been to the tournament since two thousand one. This is your last opportunity to get there. What would it mean to you to win tomorrow night and get there at just? The thought of detailed up apologized to me for getting emotional but just the thought of getting to the instability tournament meant that much to him. A lifelong dream now. He's one win away from it but if he doesn't win he'll never achieve that dream it's over and then they win the game and they're down at the half they win the game and then they have real tears again. Tears of joy tears still and less than forty eight hours later. They find out that dream they actually did achieve it. They'll never get to realize it. They'll never get to play right like I feel bad for the duke players as well because presumably Vernon Carey will now never get to experience the tournament knee. Otherwise would've and I felt awful for the Kentucky players as well because presumably Therese Maxi. We'll never get to experience the instantly tournament otherwise what of but it's especially difficult for the seniors who have been doing it for four years at a place where you're not guaranteed ever get something like this and they worked in the worked and worked and they earned it and then it's ripped away from them ripped away from them for understandable reasons. This is what needed to be done. I credit the incident blamed for doing it and leaving literally hundreds of millions of dollars on the table. I assume. Oh Yeah. Gpa like in regard to that so threat. Even you know the evening here you've had Players like of managers significance across the pond In a PL test positive corona virus in the financial fallout is is a massive like billions of dollars globally. But I wanted to extend the thought that you had there. Because here's here's what I was thinking about this evening later this afternoon mentioned the coach and the players and that's true but I also think the fans shouldn't be short shrift it here because they all fall into the same bucket to me In certain ways. Because you know OBI top and put so much into this season. And it's got to be heartbreaking for him and his teammates there are Dayton fans that don't know in their life if there ever getting something like this again obi top and is going to absolutely have. He'll look back fondly at his time at Dayton and have a huge regret over what could happen but Dayton fans. You don't know when you're getting this again. So I thought about OBI Anthony Grant this amazing season man like incredible. I'm telling you right now. He's getting my vote for player of the year. It's not it's not an easy call. It's a close call. Ob Top to me is the twenty nine hundred twenty national player of the Year in College Basketball. I think about him. Think about caches Winston. All he went through and what this month could have been for him and his teammates and that Michigan state community and what they might have been able to do. Now that Michigan State was coming around and playing some best basketball. I think about the Fan. Base is the coaches and the players. At Rutgers and Penn State Rutgers has not been to the tournament since ninety-one Penn State. You get there if you're lucky once every decade and you were both heading there in my opinion locks to be there and now this is taken away and again like if Pike a hell of a coach and if you told me a year from now he was getting rutgers to the tournament. I believe you but it's rutgers okay you just don't know and that's such a twist of the knife when something like this happens. It's not the same as if you're Michigan State Fan. Broadly speaking because you get there just about every year zag you get there just about every year and I understand if you're a fan. Hey we had the best offense in college basketball we thought we could the WCTC as a conference. Saint Mary's Byu Gonzaga. First Time. And I don't know how long the League is actually legitimately capable of getting to the sweet sixteen I got more for your GP Maryland and their fans desperate to fire mark. Turgeon in your heart. You know that this was a special team. The best you've had since he's been there and it. It measured up to be the best in the national title to and now you don't even get to see if they can lose in the second round so you can be even more pissed at margin and that's a real that's a real crime. Illinois I I like Illinois as a sweet sixteen team I think at a Minimum Kofi. Coburn tremendous player. I would assume you one of the all-time stones guys this season in college basketball. That's done creighton. Sets up as a two seed loses a golden gate. Mike Season's done and what will it be a year from now? Blue Jays fans those fan bases having their teams in places where they're not normally baylor falls in line there as well exceptionally good. This season had had some slipping as of late. But what if Baylor won the big twelve tournament you know could have been that one seed maybe made a final four a career change in kind of month? Potentially for Scott Drew Florida state in. What was a bizarre scene gets handed the trophy by John? Swallow I as as we have these. Massive Corona virus fears and awareness. You've got like ninety. Five people crowded around each other on the middle of the Court at the ACC tournament with Florida State. Getting a trophy. That was just a weird look overall but FSU certainly could have been who knows Leonard Hamilton. Going to have another chance. The man looks forty five. He's in his early Seventies. Is he going to have another chance to make a final four run like this? It was Colorado's best team in a long time. Marcus Howard could have been a top. All Time Scorer in college basketball had he had the opportunity to play three four five even more games instead. He finished his twenty first on the all time list with two thousand seven hundred and sixty one points eight behind. Jj redick and he's just above the late. Great Hank gathers just a few more free GP. I was curious just to see what Virginia would do in a year after winning the national title. And this is also weird. Virginia's it's IT'S GONNA be a two year reigning champion with one National Championship. Just bizarre. I wanted to know what they were going to do. I wanted to see how a bad offense and a great defense was gonNA handle the kind of opponents it was going to get Luca Garza potential. I player of the year. Maybe somebody who's you think ours should have over the top and more power to Ya. He's got a great case. We're not going to see him. There's a lot of moments we won't get providence. Ucla Texas those schools roaring back to get into the tournament. Incredible midseason turnarounds in just poof. It's gone there. Were so many stories on top of what you mentioned like with Hofstra and I think about like Robert Morris tiny schools like the Andy tool getting back to the tournament. It's Gone Stephen F. Austin winning at Duke earlier this season if it gets in the tournament is it the Cinderella. Darling is at the sheikh upset. Pick we're never going to know about Anthony Lamb who? I just wrote about early this week. In Vermont they were in my opinion they were tuning in tuning and GP to be a thirteen. C could get a really big nice upset. So all those things kind of go through my brain San Diego State. Another one easily undefeated season. What are you GONNA do? You make a great tremendous run and that's just to name a few to me. This tournament was loaded with so many awesome stories and potential in this unusual year. And now it's gone. And that's what I heard from. So many coaches will like. There was a lot of optimism. Like a Lotta let down because I thought and this is maybe the nature of it being taken away from you and just trying to look on the bright side of life but it was. These guys were so ready and we just so eager for the tournament and we really liked where we were heading. Obviously some of those teams at a loss no matter what that's part of the deal but that was a theme that really shine through consistently with the twelve fifteen sixteen coaches. I talked to Thursday. You feel bad for everybody for different reasons but I will say like at at Kentucky. John Calipari tweeted a long thing earlier. Tonight how he feels what it was like so on and so forth. John Cale GonNa have another awesome team next season. Who's GONNA be on it? I just know it's going to be good right Mike. Francesca same deal like he's going to have another awesome team next season. The ones that I think from a fan perspective where? It's really hard to to get over this. The what if aspect of it is like. If you're dating fan like win at Dayton are you going to be too long winter winter you ever again going to be a exactly rejected one seed with a lottery. Pick National Player of the year leading your team. Like let's be honest. You WANT TO BE HONEST. Probably never do fricken. Brutal for those particular fans in Dayton. Maybe more than any there are few imagined on my little rant there but to me it's like it's Dayton over any one seed OBI top and fricken incredible player. You'll you'll be beyond lucky if you get that again. The next forty years right winner you ever going to have the national player of the year arguably the best NBA prospect in the tournament and and a one seed at Dayton. So if you're dating fan this one woo you never get over it. If you're anthony grant when do you ever have that team again like at Dayton? You just can't go recruit the national player of the year. You have to find him when he's zero star recruit who has a late growth spurt. Like that's how you end up with that Gung Kentucky you could go recruit the future national player of the year at Duke can go recruit the future national player of the year at Dayton. You have to get a guy who was totally off the radar who has to redshirt hits growth spurt. It's such a a perfect storm of everything and it happened. And you don't get to see it through at Baylor. Scott drew ever have team better equipped to make a final four not necessarily a better team but better equipped to make a final four. Because it's not just at Dayton. You're this good and you've got these things going on or at. Baylor you're this good and you've got these things going on. It's your this good you've got things going on. And most of the projected lottery picks are not in college basketball. They're not going to be in the tournament. You're not going to run into a duke team. That's got three top ten picks or Kentucky Team Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd Gilchrist. Those teams don't exist so not only do you have these special teams that have one game after game after game after game. Put yourself in a position to be a one C. A one C that date. That's crazy I want to see that Baylor. That's crazy. Those things were about to happen probably and they were going to happen a year where you weren't going to run into this blue blood monster. I mean. Kansas is the best team in the country on paper but they won't overwhelm you with NBA talent. They might overwhelm you but they're not going to overwhelm you with NBA talent. And so this sets up perfectly like sometimes when you go on radio and these markets whether San Diego Dayton Waco they wanna talk to you about you think. This is a team that get to the final four. They don't even speak about national championship because it seems so outlandish. It's just like do you think we can get to the final four. Do you think the aspects can get there but this is a year where the final four didn't have to be the goal you can genuinely and reasonably go win the whole thing and then boom. It's gone it's over. It is really. It's tough for every fan base right now. Tough for every coach right now. Tough for every play right now. I think especially tough for the fans coaches players connected to the programs that are not historically top shelf programs but found themselves on the top shelf. This season yes and the the low majors is Just it is not guaranteed when you will get back there just is no guarantee of that and you know the low major schools and there are alums of those schools that listen to this podcast and they. You know you're just you're schools are not relevant on a national level and so we all we know almost never talk about you unless we get to Martin and there's a story that crops up you apply to this just as much as particularly weird for teams. I caught the auto bid before all this happened. Hofstra East Tennessee state. We had four H. Q. Earlier in the day you had. What was a weird moment? This was after we podcast it last night when you had Boston. University stunning colgate getting the auto bid and I'm watching the celebrations and it's again just kind of go back to Austria. I'm watching the celebrations like these people have no idea what's going on with Rudy Gobert. Right now Enjoy this moment. 'cause IT'S GONNA be a shock of reality in about ten minutes from now so I think the world as well and what? We won't get men just what we won't get in the tournament. I I'm not going to have a chance for you to avoid me at the final four which is just too bad man you know. Try and get you to come out and be social in you refuse to do. So if we're if we're being serious about the final four like yes. I was looking forward to the final four. I had already booked flight for my wife to come down to go to Taylor Swift. That's okay keep an eye out on Taylor swift I I show since the lover album came out my wife. Okay I was. I was unaware of that thing in particular but yes just stuff like that and actually I had. I had one coach. Tell me like it's not gonna be weird being that there's no final four. The final four college basketball is different than any other sport because of this like even at the College Football National Title Game. It's not like this. Where coaches from everywhere at every level descend upon the final four city. It is the biggest coaches in the sport and it is assistance at D. Three Schools. It is a convention and it is an incredible thing to see every single season. And that's been taken away. There's not recruiting events that are being allowed. The sports on ice permanently players are going home the doing classes from home. You can't even these guys are going to be around their team anymore. It's done that's the that's the other point that I think listeners might not even not even realize not that season's over these coaches have gone back and their universities are closed. Players are going home. They're finishing school online. They can't even be with each other in the gym practicing. It's done. It always ripped away from them today and so I think like tomorrow and the next few days is when it's really kinda maybe hit these guys that it's like wow like we knew we were close but it's it come. It got completely taken away from these dudes in an instant and that's the other fascinating thing about all of this You know to take away from basketball for for a second in sports for a second. I was thinking about this last night as I was watching. Cable News. And just all of this happening in real time because. I think I pointed this out on the second pockets. I did so last night so you and I recorded. We did like eighty minutes. Something like that like that and then hours later. I was compelled to record something new just to have the most recent information in there in those two hours between us recording and me recording. Gp Wasn't two hours. My man it was. It was literally like forty five minutes. Okay forty-five minutes in those forty five minutes Rudy. Gobert had tested positive the entire NBA hits been been suspended. Tom Hanks and his wife had tested positive. Like water and there was the ban from Europe to USA. Thank you and you can't. You can't fly to the United States anymore. Yeah so all of this stuff just happening. And I'm sitting there watching. It occurred to me that this is so unusual because when we're usually watching every once in a while several times a year we have these big big stories that the whole country is paying attention to right Obviously the most devastating and and and well known one in our adult lives is nine eleven. And we're all just glued to the television watching nine eleven coverage and people talk about nine eleven and yet here's the truth. We're all sad. Were all scared. We're all heartbroken for the families but unless you lived in New York or had a loved one or in that building really didn't have any no real immediate impact on your life. Dc as well and those on the planes but I let me saying. Yeah Katrina nother. We're all watching. We're all heartbroken. But unless you're in New Orleans or have loved ones in New Orleans that probably had very little impact on your life. You woke up the next day and did whatever it is you were going to do. Even if that didn't happen the floods in Houston wildfires in California this countless examples for one of the few times that I think I can remember. We are all watching this incredible international story and it actually does impact all of our lives. It doesn't matter where you live right now. You're being impacted this. You're susceptible to catching it passing it to someone else but more than that just on the day to day you wake up today and your your days are different. You if you're supposed to go to a birthday party this weekend. There's a good chance it's cancelled if you're supposed to go to a concert this weekend. It's a good chance it's cancelled if you were supposed to go to any sporting event in this country. There's a probably cancel. Your kid is probably not going to school next week. That's tomorrow at least in Connecticut. I well my oldest is on spring break right now he's actually in Belize on a school trip and they come back Sunday. I guess and they were supposed to start school on Monday. Well they're not going back to school until at least April. They will do virtual school but he's not going back to his classroom to his campus. To at least April like this is the big story that actually impacts all of our lives changes the way we live you. Y- you walk into your office. There's hand sanitizers everywhere. People being more careful than you've ever seen them be like this is a big story. That's impacting all of our allies. In most big stories do not impact all of our lives like you. See the these mass shootings. There's a mass shooting in Las Vegas. It's sad heartbroken. And then you turn it off and you go on with your day. It's got nothing to do with you after you after that. This has something to do with you. Somebody you know is going to catch this. And even if that doesn't happen your kids school's going to be impacted. Your work's going to be impacted is really is. It's changed all of our lives in to varying degrees which is a pretty fascinating thing to think about. Unless thing I'll come back to on this particular thing is I think we're almost So many people the types. Listen to this podcast of course are conditioned to just be like all right. Let's just let's wind here. Let's just see what's going on in the world of sports that's like not even an option anymore like the sports coverage in this country is going to be bizarre over the next few weeks because it's going to be all about speculation on timelines resumption of stuff and then like okay what's GonNa Happen with the NBA draft. What's GonNa Happen with the Kentucky Derby what's GonNa Happen with the NFL draft? Are they going to get moved? Interestingly enough the drafts can be done without that. You can do a draft virtually now so we might. We might actually get a throwback in those regards with NBA and NFL NFL. Obviously much more likely given the the timeline getting toward that but yeah it will. It will certainly be interesting in the general lifestyle is certainly weirdly enough. We're not gonNA have almost anything to talk about. We'll get we'll stick. It should get your podcast. Don't worry but not nearly the way we were going to do but I I guess the podcast businesses about to boom because people are going to need things to occupy their time. So if you've got a good podcast suggestion by the way feel free to drop it in our mentions we'll certainly Appreciate it GP. I have a fun thing that I WANNA do at the end of this podcast by the way so I think the listeners will like. Gp doesn't know what's coming but I wanted to still capture something. That was the fun of the essence of March in the tournament. So we'll get to that second but there was one more thing I didn't want to ask you about In regard to coaches suggesting that because of the circumstances with this they should lobby to have a one year exception an exemption for seniors to have the choice if they want in our academically eligible to return for one more year of college basketball to give them their opportunity at one more. Go of it. I wanted to get your thoughts on that. And whether and how likely you think that has to happen all right. We're going to do that next then. But first real quick. Let me tell you about sieg. Do you ever feel like ticketing websites? Make getting to the event difficult on purpose. It sure does seem that way sometimes. It's as if they're so big they can get away with not caring about the customer experience as a result you get lousy customer experiences but seek proves that there is a better way with. Cu can search. Sports live music comedy shows. 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The National Association Basketball COACHES COUPLE. Mid Major coach is kind of a toss us out as an aside. Some conversations Do you would you be down with that? And how likely do you think this to happen? Okay so two different questions. By the way like Steve Forbes at East Tennessee state brought the same thing up to me he did okay because he's a he's got five seniors. Wouldn't you by the way? Why would you not if you were Forbes and if you did that East Tennessee state might be a top twenty team in America next season? 'cause they're awesome and if those are in college basketball again being incredible yeah. Forbes is just trying to go on he. He knows he knows exactly what he's doing. Go ahead for trying to Forbes like all right. I got a thirty win season before selection Sunday. Let's see if I can get thirty four The Aztecs wouldn't it be wild if he's to the state went from being the sixty niners to the buccaneers to the ASHTEC. The two thousand twenty twenty one. I asked him. You're getting close to ask text there. But yes that would be incredible new boy flying Dutchman so forth brought it up I got five seniors and they never played in the tournament. This heartbreaking for them you know wouldn't say this but he knows he'll get back to the instantly tournament someday you'll have that experience again but those players never will under the current system so his suggestion was the same as my points like. Why don't we let seniors who to have one more year of eligibility since this was ripped away from no fault of their own? Why don't we let them have that one more year eligibility so your first question I think was? Would I be down with it? I certainly wouldn't be against it. I'll do are. You could mean not that they all come back. But if you're telling me that we could get you as a rookie. Marcus Howard Caches Winston and Peyton Pritchard all back in college basketball next season. Of course. I'm taking that every single time before you're against it you have to explain to me. Why would be against what? What would it hurt like? Why would you be against it? I mean you can have your own selfish reasons like let's say you're ACC coach and this team's got INCR- like let's say you're a big east coach now. Won't miles pal going? I don't think Lavalle Jordan's down with them although he's GonNa Kamar Baldwin if he wants to. Maybe the rising rising tide is good for all boats. And just so. We're clear as you answer. This specifically they're saying here is like increase. The scholarship allotment to like fifteen or sixteen. So that when you have incoming players there's a lot in this but that's that's also being paid just what you do. Is You take your scholarship number that you have right now and however many seniors. WanNa come back at the number to it. I mean that's not. That's not complicate right and that could be done. So if you're against it I need to know why you would be against it. I understand for selfish. Reasons like Golden Gate might be sitting there being like you know what I don't need Marcus. Our two miles POW back in this league fan. Let's just let's just let's get them out of here right so I get why you would be against it for selfish reasons but take that. Put it over here. What why would you be against it I I? I can't think of a good reason. So would I be down with it? Sure I'd be down with. I don't know that fight for it but I certainly wouldn't object like I wouldn't be the Guy Right mccollum that says I can't believe the NC double a. Is Letting Markus our come back to school for one more year? What like what five with me if it makes college basketball better and it allows people to try to fulfill a dream that That that that they were on their way to fulfilling but had ripped away from him. Fine with me. That's sad. Your second question was how likely do I think it is and I would say very unlikely. Because it's very easy to get caught up in the moment right now and this is very. This is an unprecedented situation. And it sucks. I hope we've made that clear. But the truth is seasons abruptly in for people all the time in college careers abruptly in for people all of the time. Sometimes it's no fault of their own just like this is no fault of their own. Kenyon Martin's career ended short of the NCAA tournament you know. If not for a broken leg he'd been on a one seed and they probably won the NCAA tournament at least in the favorite to do it and yet he'll never get that opportunity back no fault of his own and we just chalk that up as something that sucks and is unfortunate and I think this is probably the same thing. It's something that sucks and is unfortunate. It's not a broken leg. It's a pandemic but this is not gonNA MILES POW. Marcus Howard Caches Winston Pemberton. I feel sick for all of them every senior. Who was about to play in the subway tournament? That will never have that opportunity again. I feel sick for them but they will not be the only seniors who had the possibility of instantly tournament. Take it away from them. No fault of their own and the best. Recent example of this is the Louisville team just a few years ago. When Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban midseason? That was an example of a basketball team that enroll to Grad transfers. And if you go back and read the quote from those Grad transfers when they committed a little both of them said more or less one of the reasons they wanted to go to Louisville for the opportunity to play in the NC Double A. Tournament. And then Katrina Powell. Wrote a book and then it became clear that Louisville was going to be punished eventually by the NC Double A. And rather than let the process play out Louisville's administration decided well Rick. Pitino was still the coach that they would sell. Impose a postseason ban essentially ending those players dreams of playing in the instability tournament. Ever now that's what Louis did to its own players and there wasn't some big protest to make that right. Although plenty of US myself included said that that's wrong and that we both that we think you shouldn't be allowed to self impose a postseason ban midseason and just rip that away from your players even if it's for the betterment long-term even as for the long-term betterment of your program you shouldn't be allowed to rip that away from basketball players you know midseason simply because you're more worried about the future than you are them but that's what Louisville did so there's at least two players who also had the possibility of playing from the in the instantly tournament ripped away from them abruptly no fault of their own and so if you think of it. Strictly in those terms what's happening right now is on a larger scale. It's more high profile. It's equally sucky but it's not that unique and so again I wouldn't object if every senior was given an extra year of eligibility but I don't think we're going to get there now I don't but if we did how cool would that be. It'd be the the best possible redemption. You could get after something like this Before I forget I someone tweeted us before this went live and I wanted to give Michelle Tom Miller. He said Y'all answered my podcast question. A couple a podcast question. A couple of months ago regarding my son and his bad luck at Duke Basketball Games took your advice bottom final four tickets as a surprise for his birthday. I feel awful for him. Thanks for the great podcasts. Shush you again Tom. And Josh to your son. Because that's rough and there are. I'm sure hundreds if not thousands of situations just like that. And that's why it's rough so for those. That are listening to podcasts. Happy that we could hopefully bring a little bit of entertainment for you. In light of what's been an unreal day with that said before we get to. Do you have anything else that you want to touch on. But like I've said everything need to say all right so more than any. So here's the deal first of all. Thank you for reminding amid podcast. This was this was set to be part of our selection Sunday podcast and because when we recorded at the time we were GonNa make note of it we got. We got things to figure out. We're not GONNA do all these on this podcast. First of all at the beginning of the season we made our bets on over under totals. GotTa find those okay. Got To figure out who who wanted. Who Lost we have our overall records that in this doc? Yea but I didn't I didn't I didn't update it from the previous games from last week but I didn't updated. I won't worry about that right now. Next podcast of the final number for our For our picks against the spread for the season but earlier this year. And I think this was back in mid-january you and I made our predictions on what we thought. The one seat would be on selection Sunday. Now some of this is going to sound familiar. Because I did. Bake it into a recent PODCASTS intro. But let's just listen to what those predictions were and see how close we think we were on track to being given how close we were to selection Sunday. Mccue this up right now I tunes is going to load for us and this is you and me are on selection Sunday on loss Gonzaga. Okay Zero Law San Diego State Leedle. Chances are Baylor in either Villanova Seton Hall. Can you have the guts to say one or the other display? Which one is it going to be? It's going to be cancer Baylor. It's going to be Villanova Seton Hall. There's GonNa be okay. It'll be Zero San Diego state. Kansas and Villanova. Okay I'm pausing it. Okay San Diego State wasn't gonNA be a one. Zero loss is still not going to be one. Kansas yes Gonzaga. Yes Nova no two out of four not bad. Let's see what I had here. Okay I will say this is fun. It's going to be Baylor. Baylor is going to be a one-seat posit of course one for one all. I have not listened to us about it or not. Guaranteed by the way and not guaranteed. But I think you're heading there. I have not listen to this part of this podcast about it so I don't remember what I'm definitely part of the Wagner a. Nope I definitely did not I promise you here. We go there number absurd right now. Baylor on selection Sunday Twenty Twenty. Baylor will be a one seed to loss. Gonzaga will be a one-seat all my goodness gracious. That's it that's right on the money. I swear I did not listen this before I swear to you. I swear on my children's lives I did not listen. We got another twenty two seconds whilst we got going on here one loss. San Diego State will be a one Donahue believe Utah San Diego Dummy. What did you say? I can't believe he thought San Diego State was gonNA lose you idiot. Gosh that's just met on. Meta on Meta all right Last one I think I remember I picked. I think I think I'M GONNA say Dayton here. Oh my buddy and three loss Dayton will be a one seat okay. Oh that's my. That's my prediction. Yeah that's what I'm going with. Wow that'd be fine with that. I love that all right. So I had three loss Dayton at one seed but these remained two loss Dayton and hey three Alaska impossible move. Lost eight ten todd. Dayton would not have been a one C. But you're going to lose again you are. You are correct by the way I have to say this just popped in my brain while before we get to this awesome thing that I can't wait to do. I will give you credit for something right now about time. I know you know what I do that. A lot in this podcast don't act like I don't know but we'll see this when we saw it would've been like two weeks after that on the intro. I can't tell you. How much had making that intro? Where you had the stuff wrong and that is that was my favorite one of all the ones who did not have a lot of fun doing just thrown. Jovan to it anyway. You said you're like you're on track of your. You Said Cancer. GonNa lose against Baylor and it's never gonNA lose. Gp. You're looking great right now. Like that thing that thing has taken off into the sky and has no signs of stopping right now. Kansas is not losing any time soon. I told you I tried to tell you. I don't know why people don't listen. You had that okay. Here's what I WANNA do. This is what I've been waiting for here. Listen you're down. We get it. No conference tournaments no instability tournament. If there are any one shining moment it's going to be thanks to some awesome creative people on the Internet that I have full. Confidence are going to are going to make those so with that being said since we're not GONNA be able to get an NC double a. tournament what I want. Gp Nine to do right now. Right here is we're going to take the field. Sixty eight that Jerry Palm projected as of eleven twenty eight am on Thursday. We're going to predict how it would go. We're going to crown a national champion right here on this podcast right here right now. Here's what we're going to do. There's four regions Midwest southeast and West. Gp is going to take the Midwest and the South I'm GonNa take the east and the West gp of course. I'm going to read you all these match ups. You don't even need to worry about that and I'll track it as we go here and we're going to have a little bit of fun and in fact just like we told you golden gate. Mike and Saint John's final victory of the season. San Diego State undefeated. We're also going to be looking at which teams are going to go to the final four and twenty twenty and which team is going to be able to cut those nets down in twenty twenty. So what we'll do here. Gp's you'll get to final four teams. I'll get to teams will split on the winners of that. And then we're going to have to come to an agreement on the twenty twenty national champion sound like a plan. Yeah but I can go ahead tell you both of my final. Four teams will be San Diego State as much as I know you WANNA make. That happen is actually physically not going to be possible here. I'm going to force you into a different kind of results. So you'RE GONNA START. We gotTA start with the first four games. Okay so what? We have is Richmond Against Wichita State Champs two Chris Mooney back in the dance saving his job. Great job okay. And then weirdly enough. Palm kind of interrupt. Pac twelve matchup stanford versus UCLA. So you take Richmond Wichita State. Who's coming out on top? I'm GonNa Take Gregg Marshall shockers you're gonNA take the shockers okay. So by taking the shockers we're GONNA knock quick trip for the spiders man. What's up with that by the way? That's the video of the component. That sounds like a flying. Dutchman ROYSTER WRONG WINDOW. What's going on here? You got to close tabs on the importance of close to manage this tabs problem right there got flying. Dutchman on the eye on college basketball PODCAST IDEAL. That's for sure So with with with that the winner is going to go into the south region. Richmond's done it's always tough when you got to lose that first Tuesday plane game I've got Stanford. Ucla there is zero chance. I'm picking it's Cronin the spot. No chance possible. That's going to happen. Ucla is going to get in and they're going to be going to the West. And then we have the sixteenth seed so we got Bobby Mo- playing against central. That's Andy tool going against Lavelle. Moten who you're gonNA take that GP and in the Mid West didn't Lavelle Molten deserve to win a game at this point. I think he does Allen. He deserves it. Give it give to Lavelle mountain and then I got prairie view going up against CNN. Comments era one of the Great First Year. Coach is in fact There was some stat out there about how good he'd been completely forgotten so anyway he's GonNa get the win and they're gonNA move along and get down there into the West. All right you'RE GONNA go first in both the Midwest and the South and for those listening at home this means. Gp is going to have the entire left side of the bracket as where I will have the east and the West. I will have the right side of the bracket so we start with the one seed overall number one Kansas going up against. Nc You we don't have to waste too much time here GP. I think we know where you're going. Kansas Okay. Yeah it's your pick you get to pick all the midwest and the south okay. I'M GONNA go with the J. They have they do have you right the the eight nine matchup here again. These are projections according to Palm. Literally like you know four hours before the Serna canceled this. This is your field of sixty as far as concern. you've got Arizona State and Bobby Hurley plane in Omaha Against Mike White in Florida gators? That's going to be a to fifteen tip on TRU TV. Who are you GONNA take? That is such a true. Tv game it is undoubtedly. I'm not can't trust Florida. I'm taking Bobby Bobby Hurley. We're going to go over to Saint Louis now and the five seat. Greg Guards Wisconsin Badgers. They're going up against twelve seed. East Tennessee state automatic. Bid Out of the so-called this is going to be a seven fifteen tip on Thursday night on TNT who you can take campaign against E. Four not in this situation you got the E. T. S. U. Bucks pulled that twelve over five right off the top. Okay also in Saint Louis good little region here. Four she'd Kentucky Kinda Take on the thirteenth seeded Vermont catamounts. Cbs Tip at twelve. Fifteen on Thursday. You'RE GONNA take boy go with John. Cale Fares Kentucky Walk. That's a tough one. I don't I don't doubt you but I do think there might have been some potential there. Okay bottom half of this. We're going down the screen you can picture Greg. Gumbel going down the screen here. Okay Clark. Kellogg set Davis. Making some outlandish ridiculous Pistilli always does the six eleven game in Greensboro. North Carolina is going to be games that take place on Friday and so this is going to be the nine twenty nine tip Illinois Cincinnati the six eleven game Brad Underwood back in the incidentally tournament Cincinnati Continues Streak. You take an ally or bearcats going with the line are going to move on also in Greensboro. You already know who. Who else do you think is going to be in Greensboro into three fourteen? Game Right now norlander. You are aggravating me right now. Just give me the game. It's Duke Little Rock the game. You've referenced six times on this podcast in the past week glitter is is. Somebody gets sick. Yes this is the one where somebody gets sick. You're taking I already know. Final two games in the East in the first round. You got the seventy. The wolverines going up against the tenth seeded Utah. State aggies also in. Saint Louis is going to be a nine forty five tip on. Tbs WHO YOU TAKE MICHIGAN UTAH. State total trap team. Everybody CAUGHT UP WITH SAM. Merrill hitting the buzzer beater. They're going to be eliminated. We are on the same pace. The last game here is Creighton versus Belmont in Saint Louis. Tough one for. I'm glad I don't have to make it. So you blue Jays Bruins who you got I mean. How could I pick a team that I just watched lose to Golden Gate or go? Are you doing it? You're doing it right here. I'm doing it right here. In Your Belmont Bruins Casey Alexander. By the way quick shouts to Casey Alexander. After we did a little Mary Kill Bang deal. He told you Casey Alexander. He tells me that one. He's listened to the pod to he had not heard that episode yet three found out of his twenty year old daughter telling him shouts to Casey Alexander. Incredible moment there all right donner there. We go you got Kansas Versus Arizona. State in the. I'm going to stick in the quadrant in the move Kansas Arizona State second round to get the sweet sixteen. You take an early take himself who you got thinking bill obviously okay and then we got this beauty of A. Wow All right you got twelve seed in East Tennessee. State going up against Kentucky. Who are you GONNA go with? I'm taking Steve. Forbes buccaneers a little chaos here onto the sweet sixteen which means we the end. The team lost the EVANSVILLE state. Never lost the Evansville right which means we are not getting a hey you you came match up on the bottom bracket you gotTa tell me we got Illinois six seed versus Duke and Greensboro. Who GonNa get all right? And then you're GONNA put Michigan over. Belmont you're GONNA get the Bruins to be the second fifteenth seed ever to get to a sweet sixteen. I believe John Howard Michigan your four teams into the region. Semifinals Kansas East Tennessee state of one versus a twelve. That's going to be an Indianapolis that's GONNA be seventeen seventeen teeth on. Cbs on Thursday night. Who are you gonNa Take Kansas Against East Tennessee state? This is where it comes to an end. Both East Tennessee state season and Steve. Forbes time of these Tennessee state he'd get paid all right good job Forbes. Run One thirty one. Thirty two games went to the sweet sixteen if time to bounce and get that power five money. Get Him Outta here. Duke Michigan to classify that as a CBS game. One hundred percent. That is a blood big time. Easy drove a match up. You're GONNA get Duke. Blue Devils for the second. Straight season is into the elite eight. Will it be a repeat of two thousand nine hundred? Gp Or are you going to put the blue devils over the number one overall? See Kansas Jayhawks in Indianapolis which would be guaranteed Primetime Sunday tip on? Cbs Bill Self. Kansas Jayhawks will advance to the final. Four he is getting Kansas into the final four. We moved down to the south number. One seed Baylor going up against the sixteen. See the Boston. You already know where you're going with this bears let's move along marquette versus Arizona in a very intriguing eight nine game. This is going to be in Omaha. Who Do you like? I'm taking Marcus Howard in Omaha. That's big this big east country. That's true when he's familiar with the environs. Good point you're five. Well it's fun to talk about Omaha as big east country high now wild spokane ship and Chris Holtman. It's disrespectful ship and Chris Houghton Up Spokane to play the twelve CDL bulldogs. You've gotta fly across the country. Who Do you like? The Yale bulldogs aren't built for that. That's right how about the other bulldogs your four thirteen matchup is Butler against Bradley. And Spokane you like those bulldogs take. I'll take Butler bulldogs shore in that game. Charoen might read but Brad remember the Brad Pitt game from way back in the day Brad Pitt and this is this is this is the but brad game. How about that All right so you're going to get butler. Virginia GETS WICHITA STATE. Who won the first four game? So you'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA give Tony benefit benefit of Tony Bennett the benefit of the tout against Gregg Marshall. I'm going to take Tony Bennett to beat wichita state seventeen to fourteen. I always just moved along. And then my brain was like seventeen fourteen mile score. Seventeen fourteen sounds good. These are in Greensboro by the way Maryland terrapins down in Greensboro gone up against the fourteenth CD. Uc Irvine ant eaters. How it's GonNa feel about this one ant eaters to two years in a row you take them. No no no no no no no I can't I. CAN'T I love Maryland. Okay they're like they're like my aspects of the of the East your final two games here providence versus Lsu in Tampa. That's your seven ten match of in the south. You're GONNA take Ed coolies hot fryers or we'll wait coaching. I entered a tournament game in more than two years. Because he wasn't there last year when they went. We'll take we'll Wade's lsu tigers. Ten over seven. And then you're to fifteen in this region. Is Florida state going up against Northern Kentucky? Yet as much as I love doing Darrin Horn because he coach Devon Devon Downey I gotTa Take Florida State. Florida state wins by eleven and has seventeen players weights. Seventeen different players scored twelve points All right so we also have funny All right so we have baylor versus Marquette in the second round who you're gonNA take next Baylor Against Mark Baylor Villa bears. Okay Baylor moving on all right. And then the storylines right themselves. You Got Ohio State and Chris Holtman going up against Butler his former team in second round. Oh Wow I will take. I'll take Chris Holtman and in Ohio state okay By the way this is this is perfect. Proof that the incident doesn't nearly think about this stuff as much as you think about it. Once you see it. These things are in. They just happened. I agree I didn't realize I was until I just saw the match up on my on my work as I was doing it here. Our highest state moves on to more in this region. The role must done. You've got Virginia up against Maryland So in all school. Acc matchup and relatively regional stuff right there as well. Tony Bennett in the sixty two cavs versus the third seed turps. Who we go on with this would be by the way in Greensboro Maryland terrapins Maryland going on higher prevailing. And then you got. Fsu To seat against Lsu Tigers picks artists date far state wins a close when this one by only six points but with twenty one players scoring twelve points in the game when just absurd to more three more technically Baylor Ohio state. Bela moves on Maryland. Florida State Maryland. I thought you were going to go. Fsu Okay so it was gonna be the bears or is it going to be. Are you going to be boring and pick another one? I'm taking the Maryland terrapins. Just to make Maryland fans mad yes. Marilyn Vance Campfire the Maryland fan base is the one fan base. That will be mad. That I put the terrapins all the way into the final four Maryland's in the final since two thousand two. I hope he listens appreciate this. You thought you weren't getting you thought you weren't getting bracket picks now not going to happen. Not on this podcast. We're going to the West Baby. Okay Gonzaga going up against in Spokane. They're going to have his act tip off at two fifteen on Friday. That's a true. Tv Game I'm GonNa Take Zag you move down you got Houston versus Colorado also in Spokane. Twelve fifteen tip. I'm GONNA go with. I gotta go with the Kooks through the better team there so Gonzaga and the cougs Penn State. This is the overwhelming twelve over five. Pick and I'M GONNA fall for it. It's GonNa Happen Stephen F. Austin in Sacramento knocking off Penn state nittany lions Lamar Stevens. You had a great great career. Sf as moving on an Oregon in Sacramento TNT tip. Nine four nine forty five at night on on Friday New Mexico state Mexico states. Good I got chaos right here. I Got Stephen F. Austin the twelve Mexico state the thirteen moving on bottom half of the bracket. Byu going up against I ready for this man Byu Ucla. What am I doing in the spot? I'm going to. Byu Auto Show. What Mick. Listen it's in Albany man. This is where I'm going to be covering this is. This is an easy for you. WanNa talk to Mick Cronin after his team loses to. Byu Is teams that lose in this big for crying out loud. Who you think you're talking about. Byu Is going to get done. My Man Tell You oh no sane insane one team is coached by Mick. Cronin in the other team has not coached by Mick Cronin. What you doing listen. This tournament is insane. I don't make the rules. It's done Seton Hall. Is the three going up against Hofstra? It's an incredible fight. Of course we're moving along with Seton Hall in Albany. Be a prime time tip on. Cbs and then get to seven ten matchup Iowa versus Xavier Sacramento last tip of Friday. Night out on the West Coast. That's a true. Tv Tip. I have to take Iowa in that. Spot Xavier's lucky to even be on the ten line there move along with the Hawkeyes and Santos also in Sacramento moving on against eastern Washington. I'm going to take in Zagreb to cruise past who Houston and then. I'm going to take New Mexico state to move a long pass even Austin in the second best game of the second round overall move along. Byu Seton Hall. One of the most entertaining games in the first weekend entirely. I'm going to ride with the cougars. Amazingly good offensive team. Miles Powell career comes to an end in Albany with lots of friends and family on hand and then of course you've got the last game San Diego state versus Iowa state a contrast in styles. But this is why Luca Garza will not be. Cbs Sports National Player of the year failed to get to the second weekend. San Diego State continues its undefeated season marches along gets to the sweet sixteen we've ZAG versus New Mexico. State and after Gonzaga beat New Mexico state by twenty four points. The question becomes not if this team will get to the national championship game but will it win it all by an average of twenty five points. They are a machine three week. Three Games overall. They're gonNA move along an SDS. You remains undefeated. It beats its former mountain west comrades. We got PAT. I'm on a roll hero. Let me go Gonzaga San Diego state so you got Kansas in Maryland in the final four. You know what I love you. I'm going to let you pick this. So what are we haven't yet? We've got three out of the four once you pick this one. I'm going to pick the fate of the winner of this game in the final four. But you know what I'm GonNa let you pick this Gonzaga the one versus San Diego State. The two in L. A. at Staples Center who you take Holy Crap. It's very serious. Stuff is is tough is tough you making me. Rip My heart a half. I'm going to take zag but still allow Sandiego state deficiencies and undefeated you. You you go ahead and hop on that train then see where it takes you there. Gonzaga moves along. We've got a one to one and Maryland is a three the last region. Let's go up to New York and well we've got different cities we gotta be. They'll get to New York in the second weekend. Here we're GONNA start with Dayton. Once he the flyers. How do you not love the story going up against Pat Kelsey WINTHROP EAGLES? This isn't even a question. Date moves along without too much of a fight. Toughest eight nine gave him of all. You've got a cleveland tip. Saint Mary's against Oklahoma. This is GONNA be. Tbs Tip at seven twenty seven on. Friday I'm GonNa go with the GAELS here. Just trust them a bit more in Jordan. Ford is probably just a little bit better than Christian doolittle. He's the best player on the floor. GimME SM see down to Tampa the game auburn versus Akron. The Tigers have five seed Akron. A lot of people sleeping in Auburn Isaac a Coro- didn't make our top ten freshmen. Bruce Pearl had to give me a call he might be making a t shirt. I don't even know what's going on but I gotTa Take Tigers this is chew forty tip on CBS Friday. I'M GONNA go with Auburn moving along there and then the last game in the top half of this bracket well Louisville four seat liberty lot of wins thirteen seed in Tampa. Give Me Chris. Mack and his cardinals. Liberties had a good season. Terrible shrink the schedule gotta go with the bottom half of it Bob. Huggins sixty mountaineers Likud is. This is when it gets fun. You're like rutgers rutgers is here and take them how about that how about that. They're going to be a everyone's GonNa Sleep on this rutgers team. Gp because they couldn't win away from home they're gonNA put off. They're going to get it done by the way I only. Gps BALD head right now like for all my new for all. I know he's actually fallen asleep at this point. So I'm away okay. I mean not not not because I WANNA BE. I am boy. We're in Cleveland Right now. By the way Michigan state the three seed up against North Texas the fourteen. I can't tell you anything about North Texas. Can you tell me anything about not? Gp can I tell you anything about North Texas? Yeah of course I can. That's not convincing. Michigan state moves over there. The mean green they are. Can you name the coach Real Quick? Five four three grant. Yeah you might have all right. Michigan state moves along in Cleveland. We get to the final cheated. You'RE GONNA accuse me of cheating. I think he might have pulled up a Ken. Page their quickness. No I am not cheating. Let me tell you me give you prove that I am not cheating. Athletic Director North Texas is a man named Ren Baker who used to be the associate athletic director at the University of Memphis. I've got strong ties to north Texas and we go north Texas most known for Fine Dutchman. It's an elite music school. It's like a top ten music school in the country but anyway continue Usc The seven seed against Indiana. The ten Archie Miller's in no more throwing lob grenades and verbal lobs at the break out there and the infield. This is an Albany beyond to watch this one here. Seven fifteen tip. Tnt Thursday. I'M GONNA go with the Trojans should be very good next season by the way good recruiting class coming in but the good news continues. And then the last game of the first round Dave Richmond and those fifteen seeded Bison and they've got to fly all the way to country play these Villanova wildcats. It's not even close. Nova WINS BY TWENTY. We move on to the second round. Dayton saint. Mary's Dayton gets a genuine scare a real scare fliers. They're going to Madison Square Garden. Obi Top and hit a shot with less than ten seconds to go. They move on along you love and a state and fans. I know you are next. Game Auburn Louisville Tigers Cardinals Tampa big time game mid-afternoon Saturday tip on TBS. And I'm going with the Auburn Tigers over Louisville. Don't get enough out of Jordan Laura. They're out sorry about it now. Moving along what rutgers against Michigan State? It's a big ten matchup. What happened when these teams play this year? Gp Dino Michigan State Rutgers what happened. I don't know I literally don't know and I'm about to check. I'm about to check right now. Here we go. They beat them. Here's why we don't know 'cause they frigging played on December Eighth Michigan State. One seventy seven sixty five. It's going to be a repeat performance there Tommaso then moving along cash winston turning one of the better stories of this March and the Nova dispatches. Usc WE GOT Dayton Auburn Michigan State Villa Nova at the garden for the Sweet Sixteen Dayton after almost losing in the Second Round Incredibly Beats Auburn by thirty seven points. It's not even close. It's not even close. Bruce Pearl again calls me out for not giving is a coral enough love. In the Post Game Dayton moves along and then you have Michigan State Villanova that the nine fifty tip on CBS. That Friday night incredible Game Michigan State prevails the get along into the bracket to close one goes into overtime cash. Us Winston Hits Xavier. Tillman who makes an awkward lip with three seconds to go Dayton versus Michigan State? The last tip of the elite eight on CBS from Madison Square Garden. The flyers and the SPARTANS. I literally just had coach. Just text me. Is there any chance? Cbs still has a selection show. I don't think so but it would be really awesome. This is your selection show people. I cannot not take the flyers Dayton moves along OBI top and seals one of the best performances by player out of a mid major ish conference in history. So here are our final four match. Gps paid non me. But I know the listeners are loving this. By the way they will think US deeply for Kansas Maryland. Zag Zag a Dayton who well. I had to do it now if we did a Monday. That stupid and this isn't in the moment here. We're we're giving people something positive. Okay let him live transparently through us. All right can't transparently through me. Kansas MARYLAND KANSAS MARYLAND IN ATLANTA. That is that is that would be the that would be the second game. So I'M GONNA pick my game. I this would definitely be the first. You've got Gonzaga vs Dayton in Atlanta. That's the first tip on. Tbs which has the final four. This year I am going to take. This is an incredible credibly fun offensive game. Gonzaga wins prevents us from Kansas State in rematch from Maui? It's an eighty eight eighty six final and what's instantly regarded as one of the better final four national semifinal games? We've had in the past. Fifteen years. Mark few gets his bulldogs back to the national title for the Second Time. In his career. Most recently coming in two thousand seventeen who you got Jayhawks terrapins. First off how. Are you going to miss a major storyline from that game? What did I miss? What S Half Brothers? Killian till the final four matchup between the half brothers Jalen crutcher and Killian though. Shame on me. That's all it's all we'd be talking about that we again. How did I miss it? I'll kill and tilly's mother Jalen crutches. Mother Jalen Crutchfield. She got her. She got her crutcher and she got artilley. Probably gotTa Tilly Crutcher. What do you think who's older till? Yeah so she got her tilly. She got her crutcher. I missed that. Forgive me Zag moves along. Now you gotTa said that. The fates of bill self at margin first of all this is going to be the later game. The mark is not getting the beverly. Keep that in mind. It's Mark Turgeon. Kansas along yes. It is trying to get to his first final four years to defeat his alma mater to get there. No He's already there. This is in the final four. You know what I mean. Look I mean it is half brothers? You don't get as bookie who would be. Who would be the best half brother on Maryland? There's no answer for that. Let me see. There's not you have to figure this out on my own. Now go ahead and figure it out by the way as he figured it out. This is what I wanted for all your listeners. You guys have been incredible this season. This is our longest episode of the season as it should be. Oh it feels like oh I know it does as we break down the twenty twenty tournament take you through it. Virtual reality or otherwise and You guys have been incredible. Continued to subscribe and right and all that stuff We've noticed the numbers have continued to rise. And we will still provides you a podcast in some way or another. We will get this done going forward all right. Who's this half brother? His half brothers. Ricky Lindo okay. Sure now great not a great team to try to find a half brother for you guys that That canoe tipped on. You didn't work out. I'm taking Kansas to get to the national championship game. All right so we've got Kansas which is rated as the best team in college basketball for more than half the season and Gonzaga which has had the best offense in college basketball for more than half the season Who are you inclined to say is GonNa win this thing? Give it to you. I'm going to give it to mark Zack's I'm with you. I'm with you. I'm with you on that in this in this year of all years. It's him his number one rated off in a in a great matchup getting that championship. In firming up what is sure to be soon a hall of fame career man. I felt like I felt like march was just yesterday that term. It went by so fast it actually felt like it took longer than the actual tournament. I would have rather gone through the actual. No you know. You wouldn't have to tell me that tomorrow you tell me that's true tomorrow. I've glad to turn if it's over the tournaments the tournament this tournament felt like it went by in a flash just unbelievable hope. You enjoyed that. I had. I had to just scratch that each tonight. I had to be night to do it. So zags are the two thousand twenty national champions. Yes San Diego state ever remembered as the season where Gonzaga wins. Its first national title while San Diego State. Also finishes undefeated correct. They are the twenty. Twenty national champions. This is for the record in perpetuity that being said I encourage all listeners. 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