Episode 51: Forest Whitaker
Welcome back! Before getting into the show we discussed Tim’s stalling techniques, and the upcoming Everyday Media event, and hitting on 20. As usual, we covered a wide range of topics on this episode, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, and WWE. 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).
We kicked the show off by recapping the latest stories and news surrounding the NBA Playoffs (00:12:02) and kept that playoff talks going by discussing the latest with the NHL Playoffs (00:24:12). We became mini A&R’s by listening to a few tracks from Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley debut rap album (00:27:46). We got back to our sports roots by discussing Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano getting suspended (00:32:42), Joe Flacco being petty towards Lamar Jackson (00:37:43), and Charlotte Flair being out indefinitely for some surgery (00:40:24).
Next we discussed Roger Federer breaking his own record (00:42:44), the latest news around some NBA coaching changes (00:43:30), and Brewers pitcher Freddy Peralta’s amazing debut (00:50:47). After that we discussed David Tepper being expected to purchase the Carolina Panthers (00:54:33) and how sports betting is now legal in the US which led to Camille and Tim setting a bet mid-show (00:56:47). After discussing that news, the crew took a look at the WNBA season beginning (01:03:04) and some retirement news in the NFL and NBA (01:05:58).
Switching gears to WWE, we discussed their intentions to make Money In The Bank a “Big 5” PPV and that’s possible (01:07:58). We then discussed Rick Brunson resigning from the Timberwolves (01:12:46) and who’s playing during the French Open (01:14:32). We finished things up by discussing Hue Jackson jumping into a lake (01:16:00), MLB Power Rankings (01:18:00), and the NBA Draft Lottery (01:21:15).
HEADING INTO OVERTIME
We cut on Facebook Live and then went to our TECKnical Foul Pod: Overtime Facebook group to respond to listener questions from the following:
Papa Stills: Although GS won, how will they defend HOU’s PnR? Steph was getting abused out there last night. (01:23:38)
Omar: Tim, how’s that gas experiment going for you? (01:26:51)
Dwayne: What are the podcast members going to be betting on now that it’s legal? (01:29:44)
Ms. Bean-Bryant: So are we just going to ignore the kind of ball KD is playing? Why isn’t anyone addressing this? Why isn’t there any league best contender talk? (01:31:15)
Ranell: Can y’all discuss “The Last Dance” and how much coverage you think they’ll give to who the GOAT truly is, Kobe, LBJ, and the game today? (01:32:43)
BLOW THE WHISTLE
One victim this week:
Gary D’Mato (01:36:30)
We reviewed the results of last week’s #TECKTop5 poll that Eric won (01:38:00) before we dropped our #TECKTop5 Best Non-Lottery NBA Draft Picks (01:39:41). 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.
(01:45:14) We wrapped things up by dropping our social media handles and saying our goodbyes. Thanks for listening, remember to share the show with your friends, and check back in next week!