S2.E14 - Early Round 1 Storylines, Standouts, and Series Predictions
Recapping the first games from Round 1 in the NBA Playoffs. New stars stepping up and old veterans getting it done. Who's moving on, who's going home, and who "Told You So.".
April 20, 2022
S2.E13: Belleville's Baby Jokic?! NBA Playoffs 1st Round Preview
Our talented host Jack MacCool battles through COVID to deliver a stellar playoff performance. Joined by Coach Caleb, 'Sleepy J' Jayden Jones, and a Pistons(!?!) fan, this episode touches on Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs and we welcome special guest Aaron Weinstien to the pod.
April 16, 2022
S2.E12 - Epic Raps Heat 3OT, Personal GOATs!
SPECIAL RELEASE PODCAST. The crew reflects after the thrilling triple overtime game between the Raptors and the Heat. Then the guys share their personal Greatest Of All Time lists of players, teams, and performances.
January 31, 2022
S2.E11 - Raptors Inconsistency, Flagrant Fouls, NCAA Lady Canucks, RJ Barrett, and Special Guest: Coach Kabeya
Special Guest Coach Pat Kabeya joins the podcast to discuss everything going on in his basketball universe. The crew also try's to explain the up and down Raptors season, we highlight some Canadian Women in the NCAA, and make a case for RJ Barrett and his ideal role with the Knicks.
January 29, 2022
S2.E10 - NBA CHECK IN: MVP Race, Warriors, CEBL, FVV, Gobert, and Local Hoops
Our first episode of 2022! The guys discuss the NBA storylines so far this season including the ultra competitive MVP Race, the Warriors resurgence, the Canucks getting buckets, the importance of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell to the Jazz, and plenty more. As always, we wrap up with a check in on local hoops. Also please take the time to help our ELITE athletes return to the court by signing this petition to recognize OUA & OCAA student athletes as such. https://www.change.org/p/doug-ford-sign-petition-urging-doug-ford-to-designate-oua-ocaa-athletes-as-elite Thanks for staying Loyal To The Game!
January 17, 2022
S2.E9 - 613 Summer Hoops, Olympic BBall, and NBA Off Season
Plenty to catch up on after nearly a month hiatus. Coach Caleb reflects on a busy summer of hoops including a couple of AAU tournaments the 613 Spiders attended. Then we catch up on everything else that happened in the basketball world.
August 27, 2021
(S2.E8) Giannis' World, NBA Draft, Hoop Journey with Coach Kevin Barnes
The guys discuss the 2021 NBA Finals, before an in depth conversation about the NBA Draft: who we like, what to look for, and which member of the pod thinks they are an expert on this years draft class. Then you won't want to miss a great interview with Waterloo Warriors lead assistant, Coach Kevin Barnes. Coach Barnes covers EVERYTHING basketball and shares plenty wisdom about the game we all love.
July 29, 2021
(S2.E7) NBA Finals, Canadian FIBA Teams, What Wins: Interview with JM and KB, Basketball Camp Frenzy
After some time away we are back to discuss how the NBA Finals are playing out and who will win Finals MVP. We also dive into the Canadian Senior Men's National Team and their continued struggles to qualify for Olympic play. Then we catch up with former Loyalist Lancers Women's Basketball Coach Jamie McCourt as well as one of the toughest players to ever wear a Lancer uniform Kurstyn Brant. We close with a quick review of the 613 Boys basketball camp as well as a preview of more camps coming soon.
July 18, 2021
(S2.E6) NBA Playoffs: Opinion Changes, Top 4 picks in the NBA draft, and the Trae Young rule
Jack, Jayden, and Caleb discuss what players, teams, and coaches have changed our opinions the most for better or for worse based on their NBA Playoff performances. The guys take the reigns for the Rockets, Cavs, and Raptors and make a case for what they would do if they were the GM of each franchise on draft night. We end with our takes on the potential NBA rule changes set to be implemented next season.
June 25, 2021
(S2.E5) 2021 Scrap Heap Draft - Playoff Edition
Jack, Jayden, and Caleb are joined by the sneaky athletic Thomas Davies to celebrate some of the lesser known names of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The crew embarks on a very unique fantasy draft style podcast that is certainly one of a kind much like many of the unheralded players that were eligible for this "Scrap Heap" draft.
June 22, 2021
(S2.E4) Part 2: Hoop Journey with Vanessa Willis, and Celtics Front Office Shift
During Part 2 of Episode 4 we catch up with former PECI Panther, and current Nipissing Laker, Vanessa Willis to discuss her Hoop Journey. Vanessa shares stories about her time playing ball in Picton, playing with some outstanding playing with her Kingston JUEL team, and shares some amazing insights and advice to any one looking to continue their basketball career at the post secondary level. Before we close we get Jack's take on the front office moves made in Boston.
June 18, 2021
(S2.E4) Part 1: NBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap and Round 2 Predictions
Part 1 of Episode 4 includes: Jack, Jayden, and Caleb discussing what they learned from the first round of the NBA Playoffs, who leveled up, who fell off, and where do the teams go from here. Then the crew breaks down the second round matchups, make their predictions for who will be advancing, and STILL bet against the Clippers!
June 12, 2021
(S2.E3) What's wrong with the Clippers?, Betting the NBA, Canada's Men's National Team Roster, and Hoop Journey with Taylor Reddick
Jack gives his take on the struggling Clippers, Jayden talks intriguing bets in the NBA playoffs, and Caleb breaks down the Canada SMNT roster. (30:40) Then we are joined by Wellington's finest sharpshooter, Taylor Reddick, to discuss his Hoop Journey.
May 31, 2021
(S2.E2) KP the ultimate XFactor, Who's coming 2nd?, MVP Criteria, and Hoop Journey featuring Ryan Barbeau
Jayden makes a case for Kristaps Porzingis being the key to the Mavericks playoff hopes, Caleb tells you why the NBA Champ is already decided, and Jack critiques the NBA MVP award criteria. Then we feature local basketball legend Ryan Barbeau and discuss his hoop journey.
May 24, 2021
(S2:E1) NBA Playoffs/Play-In, Hoop Journey featuring Hayden Blakely, and Aiden Wells, and Who's Getting Buckets!
Season 2 of the Loyal To The Game Podcast kicks off with new staff member Jack MacCool on as producer/editor and Co Host Jayden Jones. We discuss ideal storylines coming from the NBA Play In games, along with a few other quick hitters about the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Draft. Then for our main feature we are joined by a couple of local hoopers Hayden Blakely, and Aiden Wells as we discuss their 'Hoop Journey'. Lastly we touch on what's happening in the local basketball scene during our 'Who's Got Next' & 'Who's Getting Buckets" segment. Thanks for the support.
May 20, 2021