Episode 39: Not A Closer


The sports news cycle was a little slow this week, but we can through with some heat regardless. Before getting into the show we talked about how our Valentine’s Day weekends went, Camille’s love of turkey bacon, and how emotional children can be for no reason. As usual, we covered a wide range of topics on this episode, including the NFL, NBA, WWE, MLB, and Olympics. 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).


NBA All-Star Weekend came and went so we recapped the weekend (00:12:05) then we addressed the Sports Illustrated article about the Dallas Maverick’s toxic culture (00:28:20) before switching gears and discussing the idea of seeding the playoffs 1-16 regardless of conference (00:36:00). We finished the NBA conversation by discussing the Jeff Hornacek/Joakim Noah beef (00:42:42), the latest transactions (00:43:58) and why we think NBA ratings are up across the board (00:46:49).


We started the NFL topic discussion by reacting to Bill Polian’s comments on Lamar Jackson (00:49:35), discussing the latest injury news (00:52:51), and talking about some changes that the Chicago Bears have made this offseason (00:54:58). We finished up by discussing the Kansas City Chiefs looking to trade CB Marcus Peters (00:55:55), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cutting RB Doug Martin (00:56:46), and the Miami Dolphins using the non-exclusive franchise tag on WR Jarvis Landry (00:57:25).


We cut on Facebook Live and then went to our TECKnical Foul Pod: Overtime Facebook group to respond to listener questions from the following:

  • Cereal Sensei: What are your thoughts on Louisville being stripped of their national title? And do you think that eventually more of these major schools will get caught up in scandals? (00:58:29)

  • Nathan: What was the most awkward All-Star Weekend moment? (01:03:44)

  • Omar: What’s up with Kirk Cousins trying to get a fully guaranteed contract? And what’s your reaction to Nikola Jokic’s first half triple double against the Bucks? (01:06:32)


Quick hits on:

  • The latest MLB signings (01:10:31)

  • If the new MLB pace-of-play rules will improve the game (01:11:50)

  • Racist chants from Chicago Blackhawk fans during a hockey game (01:13:49)

  • WWE’s latest HOF inductee (01:14:30)

  • Oregon F Ruthy Hebard setting a NCAA record for consecutive field goals (01:16:08)

  • The latest Olympics news (01:16:35)

BLOW THE WHISTLE Two victims this week:

  1. Eric called out Laura Ingraham for...being Laura Ingraham (01:19:00)

  2. Camille ended the segment by calling out Rae Carruth for being ignorant (01:20:53)


We went live on Instagram while reviewing the results of last week’s #TECKTop5 poll that Ken won (01:23:05) before we dropped our #TECKTop5 best current NFL uniforms (01:24:26). To drop your own #TECKTop5 or to vote on the poll, make sure that you are a member of our TECKnical Foul Pod: Overtime Facebook group.


(01:29:12) We wrapped things up by dropping our social media handles and saying goodbyes. Thanks for listening, remember to share the show with your friends, and check back in next week!

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