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The 2 Ramblers Podcast: For Loyola Ramblers Basketball Fans

The 2 Ramblers Podcast: For Loyola Ramblers Basketball Fans

By 2 Ramblers

THE definitive Loyola University Chicago Ramblers fan podcast. The entertaining 2 Ramblers podcast with middle aged guys talking Rambler hoops from a very different perspective. Dobber is the host with the jokes and Sammy D. is the analyst with the attention to detail. Listen as they breakdown the '22-23 Men's Basketball season. The road to March Madness starts here.
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041 - Ramblers Don't Deliver in Door Dash Game Against Dukes
041 - Ramblers Don't Deliver in Door Dash Game Against Dukes
The 2 Ramblers unpack the Ramblers' second-half collapse against the Duquesne Dukes (58-72.) The game included  7-minute scoring draught and the now infamous "Door Dash" prank. One highlight was Phil Alston, returning to Western Penn for the first time since his portal transfer, with a season-high 25 points. Also on the show, LU the Dark Lord was "lovin'" the second half and lets the 2 Ramblers know it. 
57:07
January 27, 2023
040 - The Return of Big Hutty and the First Rambler A10 Win
040 - The Return of Big Hutty and the First Rambler A10 Win
In this episode, the 2 Ramblers celebrate the return of Big Hutty and our first A10 win over St. Bonaventure (67-55.) We also discuss the departure of Saint Thomas, "Wolfpack Jimmy" checks in, we break down the St. Louis game, and of course provide full coverage of the Bonnie Beat-down. What else would you expect from #1 Podcast in the Atlantic 10?
59:21
January 23, 2023
039 - A Visit From "Lu the Dark Lord"
039 - A Visit From "Lu the Dark Lord"
On this episode, the 2 Ramblers almost forget to talk about the A-10 losses to VCU and St. Joseph's.  They're interrupted by a big fan, "Lu the Dark Lord." And Sammy D, ever the optimist, continues to look for the positives in this unexpected season. It's a lot of laughs. #1 Podcast in the Atlantic 10
43:47
January 17, 2023
038 - If there is no struggle there is no progress. (Davidson/GMU)
038 - If there is no struggle there is no progress. (Davidson/GMU)
After a rough conference start (0-3) the 2 Ramblers take a step back and look at the positives of this season. Yes there are positives!  In this episode, you'll learn about "The Gap and the Gain" when it comes to measuring success. Dobber shares 10 positives about our program and our current season. Sammy D reviews the road trip to Davidson and George Mason. It's a long episode but a must listen for Rambler Nation. #1 Podcast in the Atlantic 10.
01:24:55
January 09, 2023
037 - A10 Opener with GW and 60 seconds on Stanford
037 - A10 Opener with GW and 60 seconds on Stanford
2 Ramblers ring in the New Year will a quick breakdown of the last two games. Some highlights and lowlights- but always a lot of laughs. But what else would you expect from the #1 podcast in the A10?
41:34
January 01, 2023
036 - Ramblers Clicking Just in Time for the A10 Season
036 - Ramblers Clicking Just in Time for the A10 Season
All-around great team play from the Ramblers who downed UAlbany 68-56 this week. Four Ramblers were in double-digits including a Double-Double from Manimal. On this episode we give you our take on the game with stories from Dobber and knowledge from Sammy D. #1 Podcast in the A-10.
51:48
December 19, 2022
035 - Signature-Win Over Clemson / Get-Right Game Against Green Bay
035 - Signature-Win Over Clemson / Get-Right Game Against Green Bay
The Ramblers are on a roll this week after destroying Clemson and Green Bay by double digits. On the episode we bring back the fan favorite, 'Blerred Lines, Sammy D has technical difficulties, Uncle Jeffy writes in, and we give away a crap-ton of awards. Plenty to talk about... Manimal, Mr. Dependable,  Braden, 'Quise, Benny Buckets, J.D. and more on the #1 Podcast in the Atlantic 10 . 
58:20
December 11, 2022
034 - Benny Buckets Goes Off On Central Arkansas / DePaul OT Heartbreaker
034 - Benny Buckets Goes Off On Central Arkansas / DePaul OT Heartbreaker
On the 2 Ramblers this week we review the get-right win again Central Arkansas (85-70) and the OT heartbreaker against DePaul (72-78.) Plenty to talk about including the return of Braden Norris, Benny Buckets big night, and Sammy D. having to admit he was wrong about Tom Welch. This is a super shout-out episode, so if you met up with Dobber this week tune in. 
01:17:39
December 05, 2022
033 - How Do You Like Them Apples?
033 - How Do You Like Them Apples?
On today's 2 Ramblers, we discuss the puzzling Harvard loss, World Cup, and this week's match-ups. Sammy D shares which he's more nervous for... USA vs. Iran or Loyola vs. DePaul. It's a lotta laughs. 
39:50
November 29, 2022
032 - Rambler Fan Therapy
032 - Rambler Fan Therapy
The 2 Ramblers regroup after a disappointing weekend Rambler showing at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. On this episode, Life Coach Dobber, shares some invaluable affirmations for troubled Rambler fans., we look at the positives, and look forward to the future. 2 Ramblers... the new #1 A10 Podcast.  
51:46
November 21, 2022
031 - Road Dogs Are Back: Winning Ugly at UIC
031 - Road Dogs Are Back: Winning Ugly at UIC
The UIC Pavilion looked like Gentile South as the Ramblers snuffed out the Flames 70-63. It wasn't pretty but we got the W. In this episode we break down the game, give out some awards, and recap our mini road trip. It's a lot of laughs. 
52:07
November 15, 2022
030 - It Takes Two: Edwards and Welch Stun FDU
030 - It Takes Two: Edwards and Welch Stun FDU
The Ramblers kick off the season with an OT winner over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (88-82.) A hoarse-voiced Dobber, straight from the Gentile, recounts the opener and Sammy D brings the stats. Can you guess the JB Alberto's GIANT play of the game? I'll give you one guess. Go Ramblers!
36:27
November 08, 2022
029 - 2 Ramblers Season Preview
029 - 2 Ramblers Season Preview
The 2 Ramblers are back. You know middle-aged guys talking Ramblers’ hoops from a very different perspective. In this exhibition podcast, Dobber and Sammy D, kick off the rust in tune-up for season 2. Topics discussed: The move to the A-10. Dobber tours the Lake Shore Campus. New faces on the Ramblers. Freshman round-up and more. A-10 Twitter get ready. You'll love to hate us by the end of the season... just ask Bradley. 
43:23
November 01, 2022
028 - Great season. One bad day. (Finale)
028 - Great season. One bad day. (Finale)
When we started the 2 Ramblers we said that the road to March Madness started here. This was a bold statement at the time. Getting back to the tournament two seasons in a row for the first time in 50 years was not guaranteed.  So even though we didn't like the outcome in Pittsburgh it was a great ride. And the tournament is better with Loyola in it.  On this episode, Dobber shares his trip to out to March Madness, we give a few shout-outs, and try hard to make sense of the game.  Until next year, GO RAMBLERS!
01:05:46
March 21, 2022
027 - March Madness Preview with Matt "The Hammer" Hawes
027 - March Madness Preview with Matt "The Hammer" Hawes
The 2 Ramblers are dancing because Matt "The Hammer" Hawes, Loyola forward from 92-96, joins the podcast today. Matt discusses on the recent success of the Ramblers, shares stories from the 90's, and thoughts about this run. We break down the Ohio State match up and study our bracket chances. We also give away to the Matt Hawes' "Golden Hammer" for heart and hustle this season. #90sCallback
40:54
March 14, 2022
026 - Back to Back Champions: Ramblers Run The Valley
026 - Back to Back Champions: Ramblers Run The Valley
The road dawgs showed up big in Arch Madness. The "fourth seed"dominates. We get revenge on Bradley (66-50.) We destroy the imposter Valley Champs, NIU (66-43.) AND IN OUR VALLEY FINALE... we take care of Drizzy Drake on Sunday (64-58.) On this episode we add a 3rd Rambler, our brother-in-law, Uncle Jeffy. We give out of awards and break down the weekend. And the best news for all Rambler fans. MORE BASKETBALL. Follow the 2 Ramblers for continued coverage in March Madness. Go Ramblers!
38:22
March 07, 2022
025 - IT'S THE VALLEY ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
025 - IT'S THE VALLEY ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Story of the game...Valley Refs send NIU to the line for 42 free throw attempts. We turn over the ball. We miss the last shot in regulation for win. Some positive things to talk about including Ryan Schweiger's perfect game and the Lucas career-high. We also look forward to a Bradley rubber game on Friday at the Arch. 
31:53
February 28, 2022
024 - Senior Night: Big Willy Style
024 - Senior Night: Big Willy Style
Loyola downs Evansville on Senior Night (82-31.) What can you say about this game? A lot if you're the Two Ramblers. In this episode we spread the love equally between Rambler fans and our 2021-22 squad. We include a new segment, ‘Blerred Lines. And a special award to our favorite player/podcaster, Big Willy Alcock who scored a career-best nine points in only six minutes of action. Campus Safety does have some questions however about a missing chair.  
36:43
February 24, 2022
023 - Winning Ugly at ISU (We'll Take It)
023 - Winning Ugly at ISU (We'll Take It)
The ESPN PBP guy summed up our second ISU win best; "Not an oil painting from Loyola tonight..." The road dawgs delivered a 59-50 win despite 17 turnovers. Great play from Super Seniors Tate Hall and Aher Uguak. Plus Tom Welch gets a JBs take out and delivery on the same play. 
52:19
February 22, 2022
022 - Drake's Sweep and The Mayor of Ramblertown
022 - Drake's Sweep and The Mayor of Ramblertown
The 2 Ramblers look hard in the mirror after the home loss to Drake Bulldogs (83-76.) Drizzy led wire-to-wire despite Lucas Williamson's game that tied a career high. Gym rat and walk-on, Garret Sturtz, combined with Daddy's Boy, Tucker DeVries, for 39 pts, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals. The game also had 51 called fouls thanks to some terrible Valley Refs. Ouch! Well we talk about it anyway and go to Rambler Twitter for an instant game reaction. Also Dobber nicknames himself the "The Mayor of Ramblertown."  
45:41
February 21, 2022
021 - Chris Knight Is A Bad, Bad Man
021 - Chris Knight Is A Bad, Bad Man
We're back breaking down another road dawg victory. We got out of Valpo with a 2-pt win (71-69) thanks to the hard work and hustle of Chris Knight. Five Ramblers in double figures plus tough defense made this a great team win. In this episode, we dig into the stats, give out some awards, and ID Coach Drew's shoes. Also you won't want to miss Dobber's parody song (I Really Hate The Valley) inspired by Bradley Twitter. Go Ramblers! 
44:52
February 17, 2022
020 - The UNI Beat Down, Bradley's Revenge, and the Loyola Project
020 - The UNI Beat Down, Bradley's Revenge, and the Loyola Project
A SUPERSIZED 2 Ramblers Podcast... We welcome a new sponsor this week. Breakdown the 7 pt. road loss to Bradley (68-61.) Dig into the what we loved about the Loyola Project. Get heated up talking about the UNI win at home (85-58.) We give out some awards for a game with too many great plays. We settle once and for all any debate about leaving the MVC. And we talk about the hotness of Drew's Shoes on Sunday.
01:09:01
February 14, 2022
019 - The Road Dawgs Are Back
019 - The Road Dawgs Are Back
Ramblers topple the Missouri State Bears 71-62 and sit atop the Valley. This game had everything, great D, Hutty dimes, sweet threes, and a finish that put Will Alcock on the floor. "Uncle Jeffy" weighs in with his Matt Hawes' Hammer player of the game. Dobber dishes out the JB Alberto's giant play of the game. We forgot to mention Coach Drew and staff were wearing the Air Jordan 1 'Bordeaux' edition. We'll do better next time.
39:35
February 07, 2022
018 - Hit You Like A Cannonball (Jesuit Jam 2022)
018 - Hit You Like A Cannonball (Jesuit Jam 2022)
We needed this one. The Ramblers hit the Illinois St. Redbirds like a cannonball (78-64.) Shout out to Bishop SJ and all Jesuits who came out for the Jesuit Jam. You guys rock! Lucas found his groove and Schwieger got off the milk box. In other news: the coaching staff busted out Cool Grey 11s and Dobber made an appearance on the Jumbotron. Check out Bishop SJ Music: https://bishopsj.com/music
31:48
February 03, 2022
017 - Our Trip to Drizzy Drake Disappoints
017 - Our Trip to Drizzy Drake Disappoints
Turnovers and the charity stripe make our trip to Drizzy Drake puzzling and disappointing. The bright spot... Coach Drew does not let us down with his shoe game: AJ1 low Mochas. And they got those pink laces tho. 🔥🔥
26:51
January 31, 2022
016 - Where My Road Dawgs At?
016 - Where My Road Dawgs At?
Join us as we breakdown the Ramblers' wins over the SIU Salukis this week. Home on Tuesday (59-47) and on the road Thursday (44-39.) Game 1 was what we expected. Game 2 was unexpected. Take out Chris Knight's boxscore and the Ramblers shot 8-39 (20%). Wow!. But the road dawgs get the win. For each game- we give out our Matt Hawes' Hammer player of the game for hardwork and hustle and the JB Alberto's GIANT play of the game. And we have a new Coach Drew shoe mystery from Tuesday night that has not been solved.
39:52
January 28, 2022
015 - Forgive us Father for the sin of pride (Missouri State)
015 - Forgive us Father for the sin of pride (Missouri State)
In this episode, Sammy D accounts for his errant Valley prediction. Dobber calls out two Wolf Pack members for crimes against Chicago. Dobber also raises hell with Raising Canes and confronts the ref crew on the way out of the Gentile. Oh yeah and we talk about the loss against Missouri State (79-69) and Isiaih Mosley.
35:32
January 24, 2022
014 - Ramblers 'Get Right' in Evansville
014 - Ramblers 'Get Right' in Evansville
Alright Rambler fans put away your heart medication. We got a breather in our road win over the Evansville Aces (77-48.) Lucas and Chris Knight dominated again!!! On this episode we wonder whether the Matt Hawes' Hammer player of the game, for heart and hustle, should be renamed for Chris Knight. "Knight Moves" maybe? Sammy D awards someone the JB Alberto's Giant Play. We also speculate on the chances of Lucas winning the Larry Bird trophy this year. 
25:10
January 19, 2022
013 - Braden Norris is Ice Cold
013 - Braden Norris is Ice Cold
On this episode, the 2 Ramblers discuss the "Ice Cold" heroics of Braden Norris late in Loyola's road win over Indiana St. (64-56.) The game started slow but the Ramblers had timely 14-2 run late in the first half. A gutty performance from one Rambler stood out to Sammy D. for the Matt Hawes' Hammer player of the game for heart and hustle. And Dobber picks the JB Alberto's GIANT play of the game. 
23:17
January 16, 2022
012 - Double OT? Are you kidding me?
012 - Double OT? Are you kidding me?
Another OT thriller. What can you say about Braden Norris in the final stretch? In this episode, the 2 Ramblers unravel the clues to this victory over Valpo (81-74.) As always the Matt Hawes' Hammer player of the game is awarded to the Rambler who exemplified heart and hustle. We dish out the JB Alberto's GIANT play of the game. Also Sammy D tells Rambler Nation to calm down with the Rank the Ramblers talk. "Enjoy the ride!" 
36:10
January 12, 2022
011 - Bradley Fans... I Can't Hear You!!!
011 - Bradley Fans... I Can't Hear You!!!
On this episode, we break down the Ramblers' epic comeback to beat the Bradley Braves (78-71, in overtime.) Dobber shares the harrowing tale of watching the game from the Braves' fan section at the Gentile. The red invaders were loud and obnoxious all game. That is until "the play." As always we award the Matt Hawes' "Hammer" Player of the game for heart and hustle. We also add a new segment dedicated to Coach Drew's Shoes. 
49:23
January 09, 2022
010 - Knocking Off the Rust. In Schwieger We Trust.
010 - Knocking Off the Rust. In Schwieger We Trust.
It's great to be back. Ramblers basketball live from a JuCo in Utah. We'll take it. In this episode of 2 Rambers we break down our mid-major tilt with the Dons of San Francisco. What's a Don anyway? We examine the folksy sayings of analyst Joe Cravens. And it's no secret we give Schwiegs the Matt Hawes' "Hammer" player of the game for heart and hustle. 
27:26
January 07, 2022
009 - Wah-wah. Sad Trombone for Norfolk/Davidson Canceled Games
009 - Wah-wah. Sad Trombone for Norfolk/Davidson Canceled Games
On this episode, the 2 Ramblers present an impromptu mid-season review in place of the canceled games this week, we look ahead the conference play in January, and Sammy D. makes his BOLDEST prediction of the year. Merry Christmas Rambler Nation! 
36:11
December 18, 2021
008 - A Tale of Two Victories (Roosevelt / Vanderbilt)
008 - A Tale of Two Victories (Roosevelt / Vanderbilt)
The 2 Ramblers double up on two very different games. Tate Hall got the start Tuesday against Roosevelt and dominated (88-49.) We also got a glimpse of the future with a delicious TY to St. Thomas dunk. On Friday the Ramblers headed to music city to face Scottie Pippen Jr. and the Vanderbilt Commodores. Braden Norris made the Southern Bells sitting court-side cry securing both the Matt "Hammer" Hawes player of the game and a share of the JB Alberto's Giant Play of the Game.
29:28
December 12, 2021
007 - The DePaul Victory Lap Episode: How Sweet It Is
007 - The DePaul Victory Lap Episode: How Sweet It Is
The 2 Ramblers discuss how the Rambler handed the Blue Demons the first loss of the year. It was of the most satisfying regular season wins in 30 years. Final score 68-64. By the way DePaul fans didn't do themselves any favors by trolling Sister Jean. In the episode, we discuss how Sammy D nailed his prediction of an off game for the leading scorer in the Big East, Javon Freeman-Liberty. Dobber names the Matt "Hammer" Hawes player of the game for hard work and hustle. Also in this episode we share the JB Alberto's GIANT Play of the Game.
38:18
December 05, 2021
006 - Throw out last year. Throw out the first 4 games of this year. This is a whole NEW team.
006 - Throw out last year. Throw out the first 4 games of this year. This is a whole NEW team.
The 2 Ramblers discuss how the new-look Ramblers beat Indiana St. (88-76) from of all places the free throw line. A surprising pick from Dobber for the "Hammer" player of the game for hard work and hustle. Also in this episode, Sammy D. shares the JB' Alberto's GIANT Play of the Game and a hot-take on the weekend's DePaul match up.
27:14
December 03, 2021
005 - Battle 4 Atlantis Megablast
005 - Battle 4 Atlantis Megablast
The 2 Ramblers break down the 3-game "Battle 4 Atlantis" tournament over Thanksgiving including losing a heartbreaker to Michigan State (63-61), a tough loss to the baby-faced trees of Auburn (62-53), and a bounce-back win over Arizona State (77-53.) Plenty of love on this episode for Jacob Hutson who returns from the Bahamas as our "Man From Atlantis."
43:39
November 27, 2021
004 - Coach Drew Unleashes the "Beastie Boys" on the UIC Flames
004 - Coach Drew Unleashes the "Beastie Boys" on the UIC Flames
After going down 10 early in the first, Ramblers climb back into the game with smothering defense and some timely scoring from Schwieger, Tate, and Norris. Final score 80-63. Dobber awards the "Hammer" player of the game for hard work and hustle. And Sammy D. shares the JB' Alberto's GIANT Play of the Game.
21:07
November 22, 2021
003 - Beep Beep! Chicago St. Drive Home Safely!
003 - Beep Beep! Chicago St. Drive Home Safely!
The Ramblers rack up their third win beating the Chicago State Cougars (92-56.) Still plenty to talk about despite the lopsided score including strong play from Jacob Hutson and Ryan Schwieger. As always, Dobber awards the "Hammer" player of the game for hard work and hustle. And Sammy D. shares the JB' Alberto's GIANT Play of the Game. Finally, we discuss the big move the Atlantic 10 conference next season.
34:08
November 17, 2021
002 - Good Knight Florida Gulf Coast!
002 - Good Knight Florida Gulf Coast!
We break down Loyola's second win of season over Florida Gulf Coast (89-77.) Strong performances from Uguak and Norris plus excellent production from the rotation of Knight and Welch made the difference. Also in the episode, Dobber awards the "Hammer" player of the game for hard work and hustle. And Sammy D. shares the JB' Alberto's GIANT Play of the Game. 
34:42
November 14, 2021
001 - Droppin' 103 on Coppin State - Let's Go!
001 - Droppin' 103 on Coppin State - Let's Go!
We kick off this podcast with the epic beat down of Coppin State giving Coach Drew his first win. In this episode we discuss new offense without Cam Krutwig, the impressive defensive play, and some of the new faces on the Ramblers.  
36:48
November 10, 2021