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So my top pods are:

listen to every one p much
Lowe Post
Woj Pod
House of Strauss – New pod with Ethan Strauss and his wife Allie (some hoops but kind of all over the place)
JJ Redick
bill simmons when he has hoops talk
warriors plus/minus with tim kawakami and marcus thompson

listen to some but not all
The Ringer NBA show — with Network and those peeps
Talk Hoops with Zach Harper
Basketball Friends — Haberstroh and other people
Open Floor: SI's NBA Show — Ben Golliver & Andrew Sharp
The Hoop Collective — all kind of espn writers
RealGM Radio — Danny Leroux pod

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:36 (one year ago) link

i love the TBF guys. THC is a pretty pale imitation at this point.

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:39 (one year ago) link

agree

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

plz post juicy nuggs from podcasts in here plz thanks in advance

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:54 (one year ago) link

actually we require that you listen to the full pods to be able to comment itt

Spottie, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:01 (one year ago) link

rude!

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

i love the basketball jones/the starters weekly pod, but I could understand if it is way too silly for some. Road trippin is occasionally entertaining. The Ringer's NBA pods should be much better than they are. Give Shea Serrano a podcast, simmons!

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 13 January 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

I fully admit to watching the starters daily nba tv show most days please do not ban me

Clay, Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:13 (one year ago) link

lol those guys are living the life props to them for turning hoops fandom into a career. havent really listened to them since the TBJ days, I follow them all on twitter tho.

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:39 (one year ago) link

i can only (sporadically) get into the tv show around all-star game and playoffs, but yeah they are inspirations

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Saturday, 13 January 2018 05:56 (one year ago) link

I mostly like the constant dunking on leigh ellis and his constant Dad ways

Clay, Saturday, 13 January 2018 06:04 (one year ago) link

bill simmons on Lowe's pod just released, im sure to discuss the Rox/Clips dramz

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

it was p good. but they are mostly talking midseason awards or w/e. think lowe is going on simmons' pod tomorrow.

anyone watch the rachel nichols show the jump?

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

i'd like to but it's on at a time where i am never watching tv

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:48 (one year ago) link

yeah the timing is rough, i let it run in the background when im at work sometimes. p good. she gets good guests.

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

Chris Paul watched ASG last yr and didn’t like lack of competition... he hated seeing Steph have fun especially when he laid down on floor during game after Giannis dunk. From @BontaHill show with @sam_amick

— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) January 20, 2018

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:11 (one year ago) link

Didn’t know cp was a “play the game the right way” truther . What a dork.

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

lol cmon of course he is

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:14 (one year ago) link

How does kev stan for someone who hates fun so much?

Spottie, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:17 (one year ago) link

Windhorst
"Right now, the best place for Isaiah would be in the G-League...He's costing the Cavs games right now. It would be better if he was costing the Charge games."

fgti spinner (Spottie), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:45 (one year ago) link

shd be standard to rehab in the minors after a big injury, players shd be into it, chance to get yr groove back in a low pressure situation

lag∞n, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

agree

fgti spinner (Spottie), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

congrats to zach lowe for finally figuring out a workable hair situation.
http://i68.tinypic.com/2hol79e.jpg
also his new pod w woj man between the two of them is just way too much stuttering! both really dry basketball nerds does not make for an entertaining podcast.

fgti spinner (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

ESPN announced that they are expanding their Rachel Nichols hosted, The Jump, to one hour.

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 20, 2018

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:32 (one year ago) link

Richard Jefferson on Simmons had a lot of great Cavs drama gossip

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:42 (one year ago) link

gotta check that

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2018 03:43 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Ethan Strauss joining the Athletic might be enough to push me over the edge to sign up.

they call me melo gelo (Spottie), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:14 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Hey nerds listen to the basketball movie podcast my sister has started doing w her friends

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/film-court/id1393865270?mt=2

devops mom (silby), Thursday, 5 July 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

Subd. I’ll check it out

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Thursday, 5 July 2018 05:32 (one year ago) link

Thanks; please thinkfluence all your friends so she becomes extremely successful.

devops mom (silby), Thursday, 5 July 2018 05:35 (one year ago) link

breens greatest calls

Mike Breen Greatest Calls: A Thread pic.twitter.com/BeehE5aItT

— Ike (@ManILoveOhio) July 16, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

cant wait for this show

“I still regret giving my 14-year-old my name.” - @KingJames

This and more real, unfiltered conversation with @OBJ_3, @mavcarter, and more in UNINTERRUPTED’s unscripted series THE SHOP.

First episode dropping 8/28, exclusively on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/zIoxEgBnJn

— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) July 26, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Shams leaving Yahoo for the Athletic.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

SVG joining ESPN

Our Andrew Marchand reporting Stan Van Gundy expected to join ESPN as studio analyst. Would love instead to see Mike Breen paired with the Brockport boys - Jeff and Stan https://t.co/tZQeTl3K3S

— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) September 28, 2018

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Friday, 28 September 2018 22:16 (eleven months ago) link

they gotta let those guys do a game together at some point.

call all destroyer, Friday, 28 September 2018 22:27 (eleven months ago) link

For sure

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:24 (eleven months ago) link

five months pass...

my fav hoops pod rn is brian windhorst's espn pod w/ the other espn basketball ppl. it's basically the old truehoop podcast but w/ all good/smart writers and no "personalities" like amin or the more talk radio-ish guys that used to be on the truehoop pods. windhorst is kind of a garbage writer but as a moderator of conversation he's good bcuz he is very very knowledgeable about the league.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:18 (six months ago) link

i listen to it cause brian is good but i actually hate the combinations of guests who rarely seem to have any chemistry. other than bontemps whose grumpiness i enjoy they can be a drag.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

it's a little worse now bcuz jackie macmullan is out... sometimes it's a weird crew. kirk goldsberry in partic is not very good.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:49 (six months ago) link

yeah he's awful.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 17 March 2019 23:32 (six months ago) link

windy is cool enough. he knows a lot for sure, seems really plugged in. i havent listened to his pod recently ill get back into it. dude lacks any sense of humor tho.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:31 (five months ago) link

windy has a sense of humor but like any good midwesterner it's extremely dry.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:05 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

espn shuffling nba countdown again:

SOURCES: BEADLE, PIERCE, BILLUPS OUT AT ESPN’S “COUNTDOWN”

only Jalen is staying on

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:15 (three months ago) link

i like chauncey, paul is awful obvs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link

jalen, u cant fire jalen

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link

chauncey is fine just boring. beadle seemed fine? idk the whole show needs to be re-thought. try something totally different.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:38 (three months ago) link

that show is really and truly wretched... jalen actually is prob the only good one

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:59 (three months ago) link

honestly i really enjoyed scott van pelt's coverage of game 5 on his special edition of sportscenter they should just give postgame to him

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 18:59 (three months ago) link

beadle seemed really disengaged most of the time. none of them had any chemistry.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:03 (three months ago) link

agree. i love the final sportscenter with ScottVP. great format

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:06 (three months ago) link

yeah its good

lag∞n, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 19:14 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

players only is done.

Via sources: TNT will no longer air the Players Only NBA broadcast. Turner Sports will likely do some Players Only content but as far as games for the 2019-20 season, the Players Only broadcast on TNT is no more.

— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 24, 2019


also i think rick kamla has left nbatv/turner

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 21:29 (one month ago) link

a not-bad idea that was horribly executed.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 21:54 (one month ago) link

i did enjoy some players only broadcasts but when it was bad it was insufferable... they also did it too often. would've liked to see them tweak a bit but oh well

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 July 2019 21:56 (one month ago) link

yah you both are otm. kinda wish they tried to hone it to a good spot and adapt it rather than dump it completely but the naysayers were pretty harsh on it from the start.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 22:31 (one month ago) link

i think they'd just need to be more selective about the scheduling... it was a cool vibe for those middle of the season thursday night west coast TNT games that are like blazers vs rockets or whatever. but sometimes they'd get a good game where you actually wanna hear real announcers and it would be like, why'd anyone think this was a good idea

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 July 2019 22:45 (one month ago) link

by good game i mean big game

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 July 2019 22:45 (one month ago) link

yeah there was one where there was some crazy shotmaking going on between two good teams and i think on a big go ahead bucket greg anthony was like "well that was a really nice look there ... well executed" or some monotone platitude and all i wanted was a breen BAAAAANG or w/e

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 22:54 (one month ago) link

yup all otm

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:03 (one month ago) link

Matt Barnes is the future imo

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:13 (one month ago) link

barnes is good breaking down the game and what not from the little postgame and The Jump clips ive seen but not sure about entertaining for a 2.5 hour broadcast. its really a hard skill, even the best at it get bad after a while (van gundy).

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:25 (one month ago) link

an idea for players only would be to rotate different guys in and out like a quarter at a time or something

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:34 (one month ago) link

Players only being gone is good but questionable stuff is going on. They got rid of The Starters, Kamla gone. Seems like cost cutting for no reason.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 25 July 2019 03:34 (one month ago) link

yeah wonder what their plan is, if anything

big city slam (Spottie), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:52 (one month ago) link

Ros and Fratello out at nba/tnt

big city slam (Spottie), Saturday, 27 July 2019 05:36 (one month ago) link

Fitz as Hannity I’m guessing because on his (recently canceled) radio show he would defend literally everything the warriors org did and would just really go over the top praising Myers/Jacobs/Kerr etc

brimstead, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:00 (one month ago) link

oh duh i totally read matts post wrong thought he was talking about jim barnett. fitz is a goof yeah.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:08 (one month ago) link

Main issue with Fitz on KNBR is that they lost the Warriors rights to 95.7, so it was less of a natural fit having him on the network. Radnich "retiring" plus Greg Papa moving over just made it a good time for housecleaning. They absorbed Fitz's co-host Rob Brooks into Tom Tolbert's show, which has been pretty bad so far.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

Rod* Brooks

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

yeah I was irrationally bummed by the knbr shakeup

brimstead, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:36 (one month ago) link

Russillo leaving ESPN for the Ringer

So...the news is out. I’m headed to @ringer
Want to thank @espn for the last 14 years.
I grew up on @SportsCenter and then to be on the actual set, my name on a show...have to remind myself at times how cool that is
Excited to try and limit Celts talk to 30mins w/ @BillSimmons

— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) August 6, 2019

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:53 (one month ago) link

he didn't already work for the ringer?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:59 (one month ago) link

he did dual duty but now it seems he’s going to be exclusive to the ringer

I like russillo a lot, he’s a pretty independent thinker, does his homework, and is funny. he’s always right on the edge of being arrogant and being in on the joke. he’s either a thoughtful meathead or the reverse, can’t really tell for sure

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:03 (one month ago) link

love him yeah. he's the best bill guest for sure, they are pretty in sync when they do their pod

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:05 (one month ago) link

him or lowe yeah

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:09 (one month ago) link

yeah Lowe is only like once or twice a year tho

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:15 (one month ago) link

i didn't know him before but i've grown to really like him over the course of his appearances on bill's pod....his sense of humor is very dry and weird and mostly based on really subtle and quick meta jokes about being a media talking head. he's also good on actual sports. i don't always agree with his nba takes but he definitely comes to them from an authentic place.

he did this bit on bill's pod a couple months ago about his worst year ever and it was just him factually describing shitty things happening to him as a broke and directionless dude in his 20s. it was so good it was almost poetic.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:16 (one month ago) link

yeah the 2002 rant was so good. I was in hermosa/Manhattan beach last week and was hoping id run into him roller blading or something lol.

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:20 (one month ago) link

omg i just found it again, the part where he proposes to his elementary school teacher gf at the school in front of children and she says no is classic material

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:26 (one month ago) link

sometimes he and bill get a liiiittle too bro-y for me... but as far as basketball goes he def knows his shit

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:26 (one month ago) link

one thing i do hate about them is they have this tic where they refer to anything as "the [x] thing" ... "and then the brogdon thing happened" "are we gonna talk about the griffin thing" and sometimes they'll just refer to a "thing" esp from the past where you're like wait that's a thing? i really hate it

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:28 (one month ago) link

haha they def overdo the "thing" thing

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:35 (one month ago) link

hope they dont oversaturate and only do like once every few weeks or something (probably wont happen)

big city slam (Spottie), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:36 (one month ago) link

bill misses a lot of his jokes I think

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:59 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

KG's Area 21 cancelled.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

lotta restlessness with nba broadcasts this offseason

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 22:55 (three weeks ago) link


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