Episode 28: Lawd, Let Me Live!
Guess who's back? Your favorite sports podcast! After our intros we discuss Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marques Johnson’s immaculate hairline, and if sharing is always caring. We also discussed where we’ll be at on Saturday, December 23rd...which is at Uglys for a joint Ugly Sweater Party. Come out and kick it with us!
As usual, we covered a wide range of topics on this episode, including NFL, NBA, and NCAA. You can listen to this episode via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Soundcloud; you can also skip ahead to the topic of your choosing by clicking on the corresponding time stamp(s).
Topic discussion begins with our thoughts on if Rob Gronkowski and Juju Smith-Schuster’s hits were dirty or just football (00:10:17), followed by us briefly discussing if Adam Sandler’s movies age well (00:13:24). Next, we discussed if Tom Brady gets portrayed differently than black athletes (00:13:50), the two firings by the New York Giants (00:16:30), and a random diatrab about racism and random Wisconsin counties (00:20:15).
Once we get back on track, we discussed the NFL’s $100M social justice plan and if it is a step in the right direction or a PR stunt (00:22:53) which led to a conversation about Colin Kaepernick’s recent awards (00:26:26). We then talk about Alshon Jeffery's contract extension and if he’s a legit number one receiver (00:29:11), if Case Keenum is a legit MVP candidate (00:31:00), and Roger Goodell’s contract extension (00:32:35). We finish up this topic discussion by discussing last week’s Pick ‘Em Pool standings and making our Week 14 NFL picks (00:34:43).
We kicked things off by discussing the latest NBA injuries (00:43:17) and a conversation about if trading for DeAndre Jordan makes sense (00:44:06). We then discussed Derrick Rose’s return to the Cavs and what his role should be going forward (00:46:47), Austin Rivers’ fine and what rights fans have while attending games (00:48:37). We finished things up by discussing the Warriors leading the league in ejections and the activities that led to those ejections (00:50:29), how old we are (00:53:34), and Camille’s biggest fear (00:54:56).
Quick hits on if the right teams were selected for the College Football Playoffs (00:57:30) followed up with discussion around potato salad and Camille’s mom’s cooking (00:59:50). We ended the topic discussion with thoughts on Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU, Willie Taggart coming in, and if coaches should be punished for leaving schools (01:00:46).
HEADING INTO OVERTIME
We then went to our TECKnical Foul Pod: Overtime Facebook group to respond to listener questions and comments from the following:
Tim J.: KD getting his bluff called by Boogie (01:03:09)
Chris H.: Will the Bucks have to give up too much to get DeAndre Jordan? (01:05:45)
Michael W./Michael L.: Can someone be a fan of two teams in the same sport? (01:07:35)
Jonny W: Will Thon Maker or John Henson become dependable enough options for the Bucks at center? (01:11:14)
Nelson S.: Thoughts on the World Cup draws? (01:12:20)
Joshua B.: Will the Bucks win a championship as long as LeBron is in the East? (01:15:54)
Monique W.: Can you each pick one player who you think changed the game of basketball? (01:16:30)
KG: What are your thoughts on the Bucks decision to start Giannis at center going forward? (01:17:28)
THE LAST POSSESSION
Quick hits on:
Russia’s Olympic team being banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics (01:19:30
LiAngelo Ball being pulled from UCLA and looking to play overseas (01:19:44)
Lakers instituting the “LaVar Ball Rule,” which bars media from talking to guests of Lakers players post-game (01:20:58)
Tiger Woods’ latest comeback (01:23:10)
Serena Williams being registered to play in the Australian Open after giving birth in September (01:24:00)
Clinton Portis claims of drinking Hennessy with Sean Taylor and Santana Moss before games (01:25:00)
Jim Johnston being released by WWE (01:25:52)
BLOW THE WHISTLE
We had a couple of victims this week: Rob Gronkowski and Herm Edwards (01:28:10).
We went live on Facebook and reviewed the results of last week’s #TECKTop5 poll (01:33:54) before we dropped our #TECKTop5 worst fanbases (01:37:28). To drop your own #TECKTop5, or vote on the poll, make sure that you are a member of our Facebook group, TECKnical Foul Pod: Overtime.
(01:47:30) We wrapped things up by dropping social media handles and saying goodbyes. Thanks for listening, remember to share the show with your friends, and check back in next week!