First episode of the offseason so we had to welcome back our best friend of the program: Auburn coach, Mike Burgomaster. We talk everything from last year's season, the transfer portal, the future of the team and Terrence Clarke. Listen to this episode before you become a slug all weekend watching the NFL draft.
Helluva ride, pals. We close out the season with a Final 4 recap and give out some hugs. What a remarkable journey it's been. The two best teams in the country squared off for the title and we got what we deserved. Hat tip to Scott Drew and Baylor. We also discuss not blaming Gonzaga but rather the pundits and Shark tees off on Leonard Hamilton. Sincere hug for you, the listener. We aren't anything without ya. Have a great offseason and we'll see you a few times each month for our offseason pods.
If we're being honest with each other the Elite 8 games kinda stunk with the exception of UCLA/Michigan. Hell UCLA might've played the two best games of the tournament and they won. Their prize? Gonzaga. Then we look at the other side of the bracket with the Lone Star Shootout as Baylor and Houston are set to square off. The Final 4 is upon us ladies and gents!
TICH's 100th episode and we've never felt worse. That's because we're down in the dumps post first weekend. Hurt, hungover, tired and bloated but what a first weekend it was. We discuss PAC 12 dominance, Big Ten disappointment, the "OSU" theory and of course the Cinderellas. We also demand apologies from certain programs while also taking ownership and apologizing to other programs. Then we finish it off with a Hug.
Last show before we tip off in Indy. It bears repeating but I want you all to cherish this moment. Cherish this bracket. Cherish these players. Cherish these venues. Cherish Greg Gumbel kicking it back to Spero Dedes after an update. Just cherish it all. We deliver you our official TICH bracket predictions. Fair warning- this does not mean we've chosen these in our personal brackets. To take it a step further, we might even be playing you in order to get a competitive edge if you're in our bracket. Regardless, enjoy the picks. Ride with us, fade us. It's all beautiful. Enjoy March Madness folks. You deserve it!
The Memphis Grizzlies returned from the All-Star break with a convincing win over Washington, followed by a disappointing last-second loss to Denver, and a Sunday Stinker Special. Despite the 1-2 week, reasons to be optimistic remain aplenty!
Welcome to postseason TICH. We're back with our Jerome Week 2 picks as we break down the power Conferences as well as the MEAC (one of the worst conferences in America). We also continue to go back to our TICH roots as it's just Subbi & The Shark. Then we bring back Friday Bracketology, TWIT and got a lil something extra for ya come next Monday. Next time you hear from us the Holy Day will have come and gone. Selection Sunday is mere days away. Enjoy the conference tourney theat.
Rich, Zak, and Mase get together to dish out grades for each of the Grizzlies rotation players through the first half of the 20-21 season. The crew quickly recaps All-Star Weekend and Mase opens a Top Shot pack to close it out.
It's been long. It's been arduous. It's been fatiguing. It's been sad. It's been grotesque. But we made it. A year after the rug was SNATCHED out from under us we've made it to March. Our month and don't you ever forget that. We discuss Rothstein's countdown to March and this past weekend. Specifically how unbelievable Cade Cunningham really is despite having all of the expectations on him. Then we talk about our favorite precursor to the tournament: The Jerome! We leak a few tidbits that you can only get from the TICH guys. Then of course we deliver you some winners and finish it up with TWIT & Hugs. Again, rejoice all. We've made it to March!
As we inch closer and closer to Selection Sunday we're starting to see some of the blue bloods round into form. Duke is on a 4 game winning streak, Kansas is hot, Michigan State has been piecing some wins together and Michigan looks more and more like a title contender. We talk about these teams as well as the job Juwan Howard has done at his alma mater. Then we deliver this PSA: Conference Tourneys start Thursday! Wake up! Then we take a trip down memory lane as we reminisce on Bobby Knight's flawless chair toss and give out some Hugs.
BIG episode today as the TICH boys interview the 2007 SEC Player Of The Year and one of the greatest college hoopers ever, Chris Lofton. We talk everything from his recruiting, to his overseas career to his victorious battle with cancer. We also talk about Jim Christian getting fired and The Shark is finally liberated. For some reason he wants Bobby Hurley in Chestnut Hill though. Very odd. Then we discuss Jalen Johnson opting out and how the media has responded. As usual we finish it off with Hugs.
The married guys get together on Valentine's Day to discuss the recent play of Ja Morant and recap the last week of NBA hoops in Memphis. The Grizzlies suffered two tough losses and got a much needed W thanks to 23 3-pointers vs the Hornets. Stats, random thoughts, just Grizz talk!!
Super Bowl is over. Football is over. The sporting world now turns their attention to college hoops. We're only about 5 weeks away from The Holy Day aka Selection Sunday so we briefly look back on the week that was. We also had Barstool's Big Man On Campus, Jeff Nadu to talk everything from teams he likes, The Wire and his weight loss journey. It's Team Nadu around these parts. Then we finish up with 3 segments: Please Sir, I Want Some More followed by TWIT followed by Hugs.
Don't look now but we're only a month away from March. Subbi has one more week left of his Whole 30 diet while the Shark has ripped the band aid off of his diet. We talk Waste Mangement Open, new Covid protocols for the tournament and Oklahoma's hot streak. We then pivot to the greatest rivalry in all of sports: Duke/UNC. Both of these teams stink, they lost to inferior opponents, the players are bad... yet we're all still pavloving for the matchup. We then ask how you fill out your bracket: pen/paper, online or both? We also talk about NCAA video games coming back, West Virginia's GAUNTLET and our gambling corner. Finally we wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The crew reconvenes for the first time since Chief's wedding to discuss the Grizzlies win over the Spurs, the logjam on the wing, and Desmond Bane leading the league in 3pt percentage. The guys also discuss Ja's clutch play and over superstardom, before discussing trading away a main piece of the current team. The show is closed out with the guys giving their picks the 4 games slated for this week. #GrizzNation
A thick, thick show ahead of you today as we talk about Coach K's presser and Bobby Hurley's con. We then discuss the SEC as we dive into topics such as Alabama being ranked in the Top10 and Jerry Stackhouse losing it on his team and fans. Then we bring in host of the Noble-Roosh Podcast, Zak Noble, to talk everything NBA, his time at Kansas and his thoughts on Kobe Bryant & Sekou Smith.
Just The Shark & Subbi today as they dive into an array of topics. First we discuss dry January and Whole 30. It's tough but there is no denying that you wake up feeling refreshed. But don't fret, we'll rip the band aid off on Super Bowl Sunday. Then we talk about the fact that for the first time in 60+ years, neither Duke, UNC nor Kentucky are ranked. Wild COVID times we live in but that's why Subbi says that this year doesn't really count. Throw an asterisk on it! Then we discuss if Baylor is getting enough credit, Subbi goes down a rabbit hole and probably needs some air and we discuss if you can lose your Blue Blood status. Then we talk about the new tournament schedule. Some very reactionary opinions but there's no doubt it's a shock to the system. A gut punch. We venture to May I Have Some More and round it out with Hugs.
Mason and Rich take you through the past week, which saw the Grizzlies go 3-0 extending their win streak to 4. They talk about positive developments throughout the week, injury updates, and how much fun it is to have Ja back. Oh yea, did we mention the rookies are hoopin?!?!
Subbi is back from his holiday cross country road trip and the Shark is back as well despite the Football Team losing on Saturday. The boys are all together for the first time in 2021 and they talk Texas and Shaka Smart. Is there a correlation between his hair and his success? Then we discuss Illinois' up and down season. Is Brad Underwood to blame for this inconsistency? They're just an unpredictable bunch. We then head to the northeast to highlight BU wearing masks while playing and UConn jogging our memory as they're in the top25 representing the Big East. We also did some rebranding. It's no longer "Gamblin' & Griswoldin" but rather "Please Sir, I Want Some More" The Shark and Taylor give you more winners (losers as well). Then we finish it off with Where Am I? and Hugs.
Sam and Mason talk all things Grizz, including their latest win over the shorthanded nexts. The duo discusses lineup combinations, some things that they like and dislike from the past few games, praise the rooks, and end the show with hot topics from around the League.
Taylor again takes the mic and goes iso on the first episode of the new year. The episode begins with some thoughts on the NCAA's official announcement of the tournament being held in the Indianapolis metro area. From there we bring in Palmer Yoakum to discuss Kentucky basketball, their struggles this year and where they go from here. Plus we get to hear about some behind the scenes moments in Big Blue Nation. After our interview, Texas is highlighted as the team of the week along with Iowa's rise back to the top five. The episode rounds out as we take a look at why Washington basketball is so bad and then look ahead to a few of the week's best matchups. Taylor ends the show with a hug for the listeners and reminds everyone that no man is a failure who has friends...and no podcast is a failure who has listeners. Happy New Year theatergoers!
- Grizzlies fall to Lakers in Marc Gasol's return home
- Player and team trends so far this season
- We provide an update on where the Grizzlies record stands compared to our pre-season predictions to this point
- Many minutes were spent lamenting the ambiguity of the Grizzlies' injuries
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No Shark today as he's licking his wounds from Haskins & The Football team. It's probably a good thing because Arizona self imposed a postseason ban and Taylor & Subbi dive into that. They also welcome good friend of the program and Tucson Local, Ted Skroback, to offer insights and opinions on the program, Sean Miller and the future. Then we discuss the callousness and lack of awareness from the NCAA with their "Mask Madness" campaign and touch on the Big Ten's depth. We finish up 2020 with Where Am I? and Hugs. Happy New Year, gang!
Ho Ho Ho, wishing you a very TICHY Christmas! Before we dive into the roast beast we dive into our new cult hero, Adam Kunkel and his game winning 3 against Marquette. Then we discuss Coach Cal's twitter post essentially dismissing Cam Fletcher. Staying in the coaching circle, we talk Penny Hardaway's extension with Memphis. Then we look at last week and talk Gonzaga vs. The Field and how nobody seems to care that Michigan State got embarrassed by Northwestern. Subbi delivers an impassioned/borderline psychotic speech highlighting the stark difference between the NCAA basketball selection committee and the College Football Playoff committee. Then we end it with Gamblin & Griswold, Friday Bracketology & Hugs.
In this installment of the Backdoor Cut Show, the guys discuss what they liked in the Grizzlies' preseason games against the Hawks. They also give their over/under predictions for the Eastern Conference. It's an annual tradition and not for the faint of heart. Western Conference over/unders will publish later this wee.
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Back with another edition of TICH and we dive into the week that was. First we explore Coach K's Covid comments (alliteration for ya) and we have takes ranging from him being a hypocrite all the way to him being a politician. Then we discuss Marquette's toughness and their solid start to the year. Know who else is having a solid start to the year? Luka Garza. Just joking he's having a scorching hot start. We touch on his virtuoso performance against Iowa State. Then we try and figure out what's going on in Lexington because Kentucky stinks. We also look ahead to some scrumptious games and give out some winners (probably losers) in Gamblin' & Griswoldin.' Finally we wrap it up with Friday Bracketology and a repeat Where Am I?
The Backdoor Cut crew is joined by Shawn Coleman (@StatsSAC), host of Locked on Grizzlies and contributor for Grizzly Bear Blues, to discuss the preseason opening win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. We marvel at Ja Morant's efficiency and go through the roster to give our thoughts on each player's performance and overall team performance on both ends. We wrap it up by discussing who has caught our eye around the league, before giving Grizzlies season predictions.
Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) joins the show and breaks down the game of each of the Grizzlies new additions. He also gives us some draft prospects to keep an eye on for 2021. You can find Jackson's work on Dime Uproxx, The Step Back, his personal Patreon page, and more.
Despite Covid taking the best game of the year away from us we're back to recap what happened last week in the college basketball world. We also look forward to a scrumptious slate of games this upcoming week and we introduce a new segment: "Gamblin & Griswoldin"
The Shark and Taylor will give you their best gambling picks and you'll either become rich or poor. No in between. We also are back with TWIT and Hugs plus the Shark gives us some wise words: "What A Time To Have Time" Write that down.
The guys get together a week before the first preseason game of the 20-21 NBA Preseason to discuss the recent schedule release and give predictions for the first 14 games. The talk turns to potential starting lineups and expectations before the conversation ends with the crew giving their thoughts on the Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade.
We've officially made it back but that doesn't mean all is well. The Shark & Subbi hash some things out before we dive into topics like Luka Garza dominating already, 3 top 10 teams losing, Gonzaga being a wagon (Gonwagon? Gonzagan?) workshop with me. And of course Calipari comes out hot with an impassioned/absurd sound byte. Then we interview long time listener and avid Dukie, Jimmy McGuinness to get his thoughts on the Blue Devils and we try to figure out why the Duke big man went from the great looks of Christian Laettner to Ryan Kelly and Matthew Hurt. Then we wrap up with Hugs.
The gangs all here to discuss the Grizzlies moving up in the 2020 NBA Draft not once, but TWICE, and the ensuing moves that were made in Free Agency. The guys also hit on moves around the league in general.
Can you feel it? Taste it? Smell, See, Hear it? College basketball is back in one week, my sweet sweet theatergoers! We talk about Indianapolis hosting all rounds of the tournament. Subbi might have to drive on over from Chicago. Then we discuss Gregg Marshall's resignation and we allow Taylor to two step as he basically called that he wouldn't survive this. We also talk Rick Pitino wanting to delay the season and introduce May Madness. Honestly, you can call it whatever the hell you want just give me tournament basketball. Then we bring back an oldie but a goodie segment: This Week In Theat and round it out with Hugs.
Taylor takes the ball and goes iso this week while Subbi and the Shark ride the pine. The initial AP Preseason Top 25 was released and some notable teams are discussed, as well as some daunting schedules ahead of the top two teams in the country. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has contracted Coronavirus and Taylor discusses how that situation might impact other teams throughout the season. Referee Ted Valentine made comments about how he referees games in loud arenas and names a few of his favorites to which our host has nome not-so-positive thoughts on. Resident Duke fan Cody Hoxie is brought in to discuss his view on the college basketball season, Duke's outlook and some notes on the ACC. Where Am I? and a hug to Wisconsin-great JD Wise round out the program.
Zak and Sam are joined by Keith Parish, host of multiple Nashville-based NBA podcasts (Fastbreak Breakfast & Grits and Grinds). They cover down on Keith’s favorite Grizzlies memories, Buddy Hield trades, Brandon Clarke ceiling, and the bucket list experience that is the NBA Summer League.
Look we know there's more important things going on at this very moment than a silly college basketball show but feel free to give it a listen if you're trying to find an escape. We talk shop about the players that gave us hell as fans. I'm talking the dudes that made you pee your pants whenever your team had to play them. The guys that tormented you each and every season and seemed to never leave. Then we discuss the juicy games in the ACC/Big Ten challenge. Subbi interviews his brother in law and newly minted daddy, Paddy "The King" Doyle and then we round it out with Hugs and Shark's Friday Bracketology.
In this episode, The Backdoor Cut Crew gives their season grades for Grizzlies Head Coach, Taylor Jenkins. Afterwards they provide updates on key offseason dates and give their thoughts on how it will take place. They close the show with mock drafting the top 3 picks for November's NBA Draft.
A lot happened in the college basketball world especially as it pertains to head coaches. We discuss Pat Chamber's resigning after Penn State conducted their internal investigation. We then make our way to the Pac 12 to discuss Arizona's notice of allegations and what the future holds for the program and Sean Miller. Does your favorite team have insane local beat writers? Pretty sure in every sport there's a few so we highlight some of them. Then we discuss the scheduling issues with Disney as a venue vs. Mohegan Sun. Finally we wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The guys discuss their priorities for the 2020 Grizzlies 2020 offseason as we head into the NBA Draft and Free Agency. They agree on a lot, but can't seem to get on the same page when it comes to trading for a star.
Fair warning: we went down a few rabbit holes and I think we may need to seek help. The Shark kicks us off with an epic diatribe aiming his vitriol at the Washington Football Team and McCarran Airport. We discuss the new allegations re: Greg Marshall and his time at Winthrop and wonder if there's another coach more likely to make a scene at his kid's birthday party. We also discuss Silvio De Sousa's departure from Kansas and what it means for him and the team moving forward. Then we address our Northeastern roots and discuss UMass as they've been hit with a 2 year probation. It always seems like the small schools get pinched while the big boys do not. Real shame. We then offer our thoughts on some teams that will be vastly improved entering next year. We started the show pretty negatively so we had to end on a positive note: Hugs.
The Shark makes his regular season debut as we dive into the Gregg Marshall allegations and what this means for the head coach and the program. Then we take a look at some familiar coaches in not so familiar places. We also discuss the Marquette jersey disappointment, Evan Wessel and how we're just like Good Luck Chuck. Finally we end it with Hugs.
Our very own Lakers fan, Rich, basks in the glory of another championship in Hollywood, buries the Clippers, and crowns his GOAT....and that's just in the first 5 minutes! Mason and Sam join to praise both the Lakers and Heat and discuss what these teams may look like moving forward and much more.
You know when Vince Vaughn is trying to convince Owen Wilson to go to the Cleary wedding in Wedding Crashers and it takes some time but ultimately Wilson obliges then Vince Vaughn slaps the chair and says "HE'S BACK!" Well that's basically what we said to one another as we recorded this. We're back with our weekly installment of episodes and we actually have a season to talk about. But first, we had to tackle some offseason topics and catch up with newly minted Best Friend of the Program, Mike Burgomaster. Taylor also gets quizzed on the transfers that happened this offseason, we talk the Bluegrass State Beef and look forward to a delectable non conference game that you should be pavloving for. Finally we finish up with hugs.
We made it, you guys. Not only was a start date announced for college basketball but we also made it to the top of our list. The 5 greatest college basketball programs in all the land. Tough to argue these to be honest. We also welcome to the program for the first time, Rachael Pancakes to discuss her alma mater's place on this list. TICH mascot, Cashew, keeps barking her head off in the background and we finish it up with Where Am I? and Hugs. Get ready, gang. We're gonna be coming to you weekly starting next episode!
Rich (@Watchu__Mead) and Mason (@barnburnerslim) chop it up following AD's game winner over the Nuggets. They hit on Joe Cowley not voting Ja Morant for ROTY, and his piss poor reasoning. They also talk about the Conference Finals matchups and update their series predictions.
We've reached the top 10, the creme de la creme (nice rhyme *Al Sharpton in Mr. Deeds*). The heavy hitters are officially here and some of their stats are wild. We're talking double digit final 4 appearances and numerous tournament berths. We're also joined by great friend of the program, Andrew Moynihan, to discuss his alma mater and their place on our list. We got some audible contributions from our work emails and our dogs as well. Sometimes we gotta take you behind the curtain and give you the raw, uncut view. To quote Ashley Schaffer: "Let the boy watch." Finally we round it out with Last Four In, First Four Out and pay homage to two College Basketball giants in Lute Olson and John Thompson.
Sam and Zak discuss the conference semifinal matchups. Zak plays a Nuggets fan and tries to convince Sam to get excited about them. Are the Rockets more than moneyball? The guys shame the single voter who dared to go against Ja.
The Backdoor Cut crew gets together in full force to discuss their weekends, Luka's insane Playoff performances and the Mavs/Clippers series. They then discuss some potential pathways forward for the Grizzlies, including Sam's favorite potential trade targets and other possibilities. The show is wrapped up by reviewing the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs and a slight look ahead.
We're inching closer and closer to the top 10 of our Top 50 College Basketball programs of all time as we embark on spots 15 through 11. These teams feature 2 of the biggest rivals in college sports and a coach that has been at his program for what feels like forever. We also talk about the Pac 12 cancelling hoops until 2021 and also the Kennedy Chandler pickup for Rick Barnes and Tennessee. Remember when we all thought that this would be finished by July? So foolish. Finally we wrap it up with a new segment from the Shark- Last 4 In, First 4 Out.
Sam and Mason discuss the Grizzlies final 2 Seeding Games and take a look at the team's Bubble performance overall. They then preview Saturday's matchup with Portland in the first-ever NBA Play-In Series, before discussing the rest of the Playoff Matchups.
Zak (@BarnBurnerBro) and Mason (@BarnBurnerSlim) recap the Grizzlies experience in the bubble so far. The duo touch on hot topics such as Dillon Brooks shot selection, Grayson Allen's emergence, and analyze the race for the Play-In Tournament in the battle for the 8th seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him. I incorrectly attributed that quote to Donald Rumsfeld but whatever, we got our guy John Fanta to hop on to discuss everything from his start in the business, Big East basketball and what are the best wings in Ohio. Enjoy!
We've whittled our list down to the top 20 and we are now talking teams with some national titles. We kick off the show talking about bachelor parties, sleeping arrangements and where we are currently staying. Then we actually talk some hoops and break down the 20-16 teams in our rankings. Let me ask you something: have you ever seen Michael Kidd Gilchrist score a bucket in the NBA? I'm talking like watching a live Hornets or Mavericks game and seeing him score. I digress. The great thing about this group of teams is that almost all of them had a very memorable NCAA tournament game that they participated in. We finally end the program with Where Am I and Hugs.
The Grizzlies play their first public basketball in months with scrimmages against the Sixers, Rockets, and Heat. There are plenty of shenanigans going on inside the NBA bubble. The guys discuss their favorite content creators from Orlando. Sam goes in depth on Ja's newfound muscle. Finally, the crew doles out their NBA season awards.
The (married) Shark is back while Taylor is out (go figure) and we crack on with our Top 50 programs of all time. We've entered the Top 25 now people, don't be alarmed. We discuss the Wedding Crashers vs. Old School debate, venture down a uniform accessory rabbit hole and play a lil Toby Keith for ya too. We also talk about some news and notes in the college hoops world. We end it with a moving message from the Shark's wedding priest as well as Where Am I? and Hugs.
The guys talk NBA return to play, the Grizzlies' schedule, and who should be the 5th starter. Also, Zion looks shredded.
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We're getting into the 20s of our Top 50 countdown this summer and things are... well they're heatin up. First we recap some life changes with the TICH boys since we last spoke. Then we dive back into the countdown. We're getting to the teams that have won some national titles and have been to a couple Final 4s. Maybe not necessarily heavy hitters but they can bat in the 5 spot probably. We also welcome back friend of the program and former Wisconsin basketball player, JD Wise, to discuss our list and a new app that he's helping launch. Finally we finish it off with Hugs.
Slowly but surely we're getting into the big time names during our journey of ranking the top 50 college basketball programs of all time. This week, we have a few teams that have frequented the Big East at one point as well as some representatives from the AAC. We have invented yet another term called "Clockworking." At some point we're going to launch a glossary of all absurd TICH terms. We're also joined by Sam and Mason from the Backdoor Cut show as they offer some of their opinions on the rankings. We also relive one of Doug Gottlieb's most cringeworthy moments on television. Then we round it out with Where Am I & Hugs. Little nugget for ya: Subbi was elementary school pals with the subject of Where Am I.
We're getting into the meat of our top 50 list now as we reveal 40-36. Coach Boone's Gettysburg speech somehow makes an early appearance, we talk West Coast Conference and take a trip down college basketball memory lane with some of these teams. We also got The Crier and Justin Haskard to pay us a visit and sling some PC vs. Rhode Island mud. The feud takes no days off, I'm afraid. Then we wrap it up with Hugs. Tell us your thoughts on our list thus far!
We're back during this god awful lockdown to bring you our greatest college basketball programs from 45-41. We welcome back our good friend, Matt Alameda, as he gives us his thoughts on the list. Without giving anything away, this list was dominated by the mid majors. We also talk more about historical venues as The Shark and Taylor are on opposite sides of the fence on one particular team. It was kind've like that scene in Old School where Will Ferrell and the Ragin Cajun, James Carville, debate and even though Ferrell wins, you can't knock Carville. Then we finish it up with Where Am I? and Hugs. "Have at it, hoss."
You ever hike The Grand Canyon? Havasupai Falls? No? Just me? Ok well you start by going down into the Canyon, then you walk flat for a bunch of miles then after you're sun beaten, sweaty and rancid you finish at the bottom at your campsite. Today we start our initial descent of the Top 50 College Basketball Programs of all time. 50-46 is revealed and there are some early surprises. We also discuss some of the great names in these program's history. Make sure to berate us on Twitter if you have beef with our list right off the bat. Finally, we cap it off with hugs.
In this episode Mason and Sam are joined by their good friend and longtime San Antonio Spurs fan, Jonathan AKA Chico. The guys relive the 2011 First Round matchup of the NBA Playoffs, which saw the 8-seeded Grizzlies earn their first Playoff win in franchise history as well as their first Playoff series win by knocking off the top-seeded Spurs. Jump on in and enjoy the glory days of one, Zach Randolph, while we try to make it through this quarantine together. #StayHome
Yesterday should've been the national title game but i'm not mad, I promise. The wound is healing but it's been a tremendously slow process. In order to alleviate the pain we had to jump back on and talk The Scheme on HBO featuring Christian Dawkins. Surprise: we thought it was dumb. Then we interview one of the most energetic and positive individuals we've ever had, Pantelis Xidias. He tells us about the season DePaul had, how the postseason cancellation was conveyed to him and he coins the term "Hypeful." Finally we end with Hugs and TWIT.
Zak and Mason are joined by Subbi from Theater In College Hoops to discuss how the Memphis freshmen fared in their inaugural season of CBB. The guys compare the Memphis kids to those freshmen who were ranked near them coming out of high school. The results may be surprising to some fans of Penny's Tigers.
The guys get together to talk about how they are passing the time during self-isolation, new skills they've picked up, and their thoughts on COVID-19 in general. Send in your favorite movies and tv shows you've watched during quarantine and they might bring you on the next pod!
Today was supposed to be the day that we all worked for. The reason we got those reps in. The reason we watched all that film. The reason we stayed up watching UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii at the Devil's hour. But as we know there is no tournament. That's why we decided to give you a bonus episode. We interview Max Goren, the creator of the viral One Shining Moment video that's been circulating on twitter. He gives us some context on the creation of the video, how he's handling fame and we even talk a little NC State basketball.
Welp. It happened. It actually happened. No NCAA tournament so naturally we discuss Coronavirus and how abrupt this ending really is. We give you a glimpse of what is to come with TICH in the offseason. Then we chat with NBA draft analyst, former NBA agent and former Arizona Wildcat, Matt Babcock. He gives us a fantastic look inside the draft evaluation process, his time at a big agency and thoughts on Sean Miller. We end the season with Where Am I? and Hugs. Thanks for the support all year, gang.
You know how at the end of every show we give out hugs? Well, TICH might be in need of a hug. With the news of fans not being allowed to enter stadiums during March Madness, the boys are downtrodden, hurt, befuddled, confused but most of all sad. We try to make sense of it all and try to identify if there are any silver linings in this. How will this impact your bracket? How will this impact your viewing habits? How will this impact your overall satisfaction with life? Hopefully we gave you some guidance. Then, we cheer up a bit as we welcome first timer and former Wisconsin basketball player, JD Wise, to the program to share some stories about his playing days and his thoughts on this current Wisconsin team. We cap it off with TWIT and Hugs.
We're barreling into Selection Sunday but first, Taylor and Subbi revisit their preseason predictions. Some conferences were terrible, some weren't so bad. Then, we make our Jerome Week 2 picks. This is when the big dogs come to play. Power conferences plus a lil LeVelle Moton. Also, have any of you heard the Christmas jingle, Dominick The Donkey? If not, take a listen and then once you have it in your head replace the name with Davide Moretti. Finally, we end the program with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The crew gets together to talk about the Grizzlies historic back-to-back wins over Atlanta and Brooklyn on the road, why the loss to Dallas was expected, and the Chief goes on another epic rant. Zak has some interesting stats on the team since Jaren's injury and Mase is given a few minutes to toot the horn of Josh Jackson. Also, the bench unit is still really, really good.
Big show ahead as The Shark has his cloggin' shoes on after the Vols came back in Rupp. Can the Barnes boys hear their name come Gumbel time? Then we discuss some news and notes including an apology to Providence, Andy Kennedy's molasses mouth and a "Vili" off. We need an Illinois/Seton Hall tournament game so that we get the Bezhanishvili/Mamukelashvili matchup we've all been craving. With March Madness comes absurd slogans and one liners on warm up shirts. We discuss the best of the past then Subbi quizzes the Shark to see if he can differentiate those slogans between a Lil Jon/EDM song. We also bring on the BarnBurner's latest addition, Matt Alameda, who breaks down his college basketball fandom, his writing history and the state of college basketball in New Jersey. Finally, we bury the show with Where Am I? and Hugs
Zak and Sam come together with a collective sigh of relief to talk Grizzlies hoops:
- LA fans overrun the Forum and Sam petitions folks to have hometown pride
- Lakers game takeaways
- Reactions to the blowout of the Hawks
- Anthony Tolliver big showing in first game
- Twitter corner and Sam makes his picks for the rest of the season
Theatergoers. It's the Holy Month. It's March. Words cannot do it justice but you already know how great this journey we're about to embark on truly is. First step? The Jerome. That's right. The palate cleansing tournament that precedes the Big Daddy is officially here. We make our picks for Batch 1 of the conference tournaments with GREAT friend of the program but more importantly the Keeper Of The Jerome, Brendan O'Rourke. Then we end it with Hugs. As I type this out I'm just so damn aroused for this month. Enjoy it. We made it!
As our lead guard Subbi flies across the country, Taylor and the Shark review the weekend behind us, including Baylor, San Diego State and Gonzaga all going down. More importantly, we discuss bachelor party etiquette when you aren't actually invited to the bachelor party but you live in the same town as the bachelor party. The Shark breaks down Tennessee basketball and Providence fans, while Taylor has a break down about Arizona basketball. We round it out with a plea to the Theater-goers: Can you please help us find Xavier Henry?
The guys discuss the team's recent struggles and what to make of them, how the team will attempt to overcome the injury to Jaren Jackson Jr., and Josh Jackson's role. Also included is Sam's rant on people talking to him with headphones in and Zak's championship-winning weekend. (Disclaimer: the statistics in this episode may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , etc)
Packed show this Thursday. We briefly preview the biggest game of the weekend, maybe of the regular season and DEFINITELY of the Big 12 season as Baylor hosts Kansas. From a scorching hot team in Baylor to another, we finally give Creighton its due. They haven't lost in a month, you guys. Why is nobody talking about them? Time to give them the Kiss of TICH. Then we ramble about rims, nets and doppelgangers. A true rabbit hole for the insane college basketball mind. Complete lunacy. We also welcome to the program former Dayton Flyer basketball player, Logan Nourse. He discusses his time there and what he's expecting from his boys as we head towards March. We top it off with Where Am I? and Hugs.
Big show today as we welcome Indiana lifer, Ryan Logue, for an interview. He gives us some outstanding Bob Knight stories. I'm talking deep cuts, not just the chair throwing. He also provides his thoughts on the Indiana/Purdue rivalry and if he'd rather have a corn fed farm boy vs. a city guy from Indiana. Logue also busted out his singing voice and I gotta tell ya... we all gasped. We also talk about Shark and Taylor getting in the mud with the Providence guys on Twitter, Keith Appling is facing heroin charges? A weird time for Memphis hoop fans and Shareef O'Neal is following his daddy's footsteps. We wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs.
We've got a full house and they discuss the win over Portland that put the Grizzlies 2 games above .500 going into the All-Star Break. The guys then give their favorite member of the Bench Mob, discuss the performance of Josh Jackson, give Valentine's advice and much more. Also, Ja Morant (a.k.a Headband 12) is awesome.
Love is in the air, my sweet theater goers. Despite this fact, The Shark got into a Twitter fight with some guy in Georgia named John Wick. We then discuss the former ugly ducklings (Dayton, SDSU and to an extent Gonzaga) and their glow up. We call it "Boggsing" in reference to Laney Boggs and the great She's All That/Not Another Teen Movie. Which one of those 3 has the best chance to hoist the title? Then we do a little review of Rothstein's show "Stuffed" and we found out what Ian Eagle's son is up to. After that, we have the hilarious Chris Alphen on to discuss Penn State's historic season and end it with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The Shark gets his 15 minutes of fame. Literally. After a lost bet in the Maryland/Illinois game, The Shark gets 15 minutes of uninterrupted talking. Think of it as his big soliloquy. He touches upon his favorite college basketball teams, players and movies from the last 30 years. Riveting stuff. Taylor and Subbi come to the rescue and discuss Oscars, Bob Knight's return and the Duke/UNC wild ending. Then we all vent about Arizona and how underwhelming they truly are as a program. Finally we end it with TWIT and Hugs.
The guys give their thoughts on the addition of Justise Winslow and Gorgui Dieng and discuss what the deadline day moves (and Dillon Brooks extension) mean for this season and the future of the franchise. They also say their goodbyes Jae Crowder, Solo Hill, and Bruno Cobaclo before discussing the other moves around the NBA.
Great show today as we sit down with friend of the program and Assistant Director of Operations for Auburn men's basketball, Mike Burgomaster. We also discuss Jon Rothstein's new show titled "Stuffed." We think it's just him eating, watching film, talking to coaches and spewing his hilarious one liners so yeah... it's must watch theater. We reminisce on some of our fondest Duke/UNC memories because this upcoming game has the potential to be a real stinker. Finally we end the program with Where Am I? and Hugs.
Football is over so that means it's officially time to get hyped for March Madness and college hoops. We recap our weekends and that SPELLBOUNDING Super Bowl halftime performance. The Big East had a wacky day with 3 ranked teams losing at home. Then we discuss teams on the 13-16 line that could pull off a first game upset. All eyes on Bowling Green, Vermont and Liberty. We talk about Texas Tech skulking in the weeds and finish it out with Hugs and Where am I?
Shame on us. We forgot to celebrate our 50th episode. FIFTY! YEAH! *Polly Prince voice* We dive into the past week in college hoops that includes a HOT streak from the Rhode Island Rams. Butler and Auburn have had a tough 2 week stretch but their gutty wins on the road against Georgetown and Ole Miss respectively helps them avoid a potential tailspin. Coach K and Rick Barnes were angry. Very, very angry. One was justified in his anger and the other... not so much. Finally, we give our thoughts on Kobe Bryant.
Zak and Mason painfully remember the 40-point loss to Tulsa and the struggling offense before looking ahead to the matchup with SMU on Saturday. The guys close by predicting the rest of the Tigers conference games and give their thoughts on the rest of the season.
Oh wow, this is our 50th episode. Shocked that they let us get to this number but we'll take it. We discussed the Kansas brawl, the Illinois stomp and apparently Subbi can't pronounce the letter "u." Then we revisit our preseason predictions and give them health grades. Lastly, we finish up with This Week In Theat and Hugs.
- Thoughts on Rockets, Cavs, and Pels. Is Jae Crowder actually good on the court? News: TA joining Hustle in official capacity. Morant opting out of dunk contest. Zion hates us. New folks jumping on the Ja train and Twitter corner with Kirk.
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. That's why we're in the film room. Literally. We're watching the Oscar nominated movies and we give our reactions to them thus far. We also talk about Subbi's boots on the ground in DePaul and him getting owned by a fan in the row behind him. Baylor is the 7th #1 team in the country, Louisville makes Shark eat his words meanwhile Payton Pritchard makes Subbi and Taylor eat their words. Lotta eating, lotta crow. Dayton's magical season continues courtesy of Jalen Crutcher and Providence gets a gut punch from Creighton. Also, we bid the question: Is Florida the most unpredictable team in the country? We round it out with Hugs and Where Am I?
We were kinda all over the map with this one. We recapped the big items from the past week including the Shark being #done with BC, the best hashtags from mid majors, an INSANE shot from Ryan Daly of St. Joes and a new nickname for a Big 10 player. We had to give love to Clemson and Baylor for exorcising demons on the road and Subbi thinks Baylor should be ranked #1. We then talk about the arrogance of Wichita State, Louisville's toxicity and a new medical condition in college basketball fandom: Remote Control Stress (RCS). We end with Hugs and Where am I?
Zak and Mason discuss the Tigers recent performance against USF and talk Cincinnati. Memphis is going full speed into conference play and the guys give their thoughts on the season performance to date.
The guys talk takeaways from the Grizzlies' perfect week against the T'Wolves, Spurs, and Warriors in addition to their thoughts on the national media finally taking notice of this young team. Twitter Corner is a segment that looks like it's here to stay and then we finish up by doling out mid-season team awards for MVP, MIP, 6MPY, DPOY.
What a terrible day for the Shark to be out. This episode was right up his wheelhouse because we covered all of the theater that took place on Tuesday including BC beating Virginia, Tennessee beating Cuonzo and Maryland beating Ohio State. We also had a Markus Howard game that came up short, but Subbi still isn't buying PC. Also, we're all very ashamed of Iowa's performance in Nebraska but on the flip side, Rutgers is... decent? Then we predict Arizona vs. Oregon and the big daddy on Saturday: Baylor vs. Kansas. We end it with Where am I? and Hugs.
Much like Texas football... we're BAAAAAAACK. No but seriously, unlike Texas football we're actually back. We recap our holiday vacations, Taylor went to McKale Center, The Shark and Subbi broke bread at their favorite diner and we even talk Golden Globes. We highlight theater after all. Top 10 teams have been shuffling around and it's made for some serious havoc. Also, predictions are dumb across all sports but Subbi tells you why they're especially dumb as it pertains to college basketball. Then we get down a wild rabbit hole: Was Slumdog Millionaire based on George Mason's Final 4 run? We discuss. Finally we wrap it up with Where Am I? and Hugs.
The crew talks about the Grizzlies wins over the weekend, continue to heap praise on Ja and Jaren, and talk potential trades as well as the upcoming schedule. The guys also discuss some popular Twitter polls involving the Grizzlies in recent days.
Memphis contained the Bulldogs' key players, but couldn't connect the dots in some important areas. Zak recaps and gives his analysis on the Tigers' first home loss to unranked Georgia to wrap up non-conference play.
Last episode of the year, can't hold anything back now. Subbi went to Dayton to check out Sloppy Toppin and the Flyers. He also was impressed with their arena and drinking "lounge." We talk about Cole Anthony and Myles Powell's injuries and how that impacts the viewer's experience of college basketball. We also make a pledge to Iowa. Arizona loses to Gonzaga and Providence is dead. We also predict Ohio State vs. Kentucky and shout out our pal, Jon Rothstein. We end the year with TWIT and of course Hugs for the holidays.
The Grizzlies have a solid week with some highlight reel performances. We discuss the following and more:
- Who is the face of the franchise?
- Aron Baynes is deceased
- Dillon’s importance to the team
- Did Ja or Jaren impress more?
- Stat tidbits on Jae and BC
SPECIAL POD: Memphis marches (they flew) across the state to steal a win in big orange country against a top-20 Tennessee Volunteer team. In this short episode I discuss some of the more impactful facts of the game and relish in Memphis' first road victory over a ranked team since 2014.
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Teams ranked number 1 are 6-4 on the year. 4 losses. The ball hasn't even dropped yet in Times Square and FOUR TEAMS RANKED #1 HAVE ALREADY LOST! We discuss who was more disappointing: Louisville or Maryland? Also it seems that Penn State always somehow pulls off one upset each year at home during the middle of the week. We give credit to Baylor and Butler after their exciting finish in Waco. Shark talks some Ewing Theory, McClung and the Tennessee tilt in Knoxville. We also make quick predictions for Gonzaga @ Arizona and Oregon @ Michigan. Then we discuss who would win in a tag team wrestling match: The Miller Brothers or the Hurley Brothers. Lastly it's Where am I? and Hugs.
Zak dives into the highly anticipated Tennessee - Memphis matchup taking place this weekend. He gives his perspective on the likelihood of the series stopping next year and also gives his keys to the game on Saturday.
Our Christmas trees are lit and so are we. We recap Luka Garza's 44 point outburst, Michigan's victory and Carolina might be in trouble as they've dropped 3 of their last 4. We also discuss Subbi's apprehension with Arizona after their loss to Baylor. Also, Travis Steele is one cool dude, that's why we chose him for Big East Coach of the Year. We also have the Rhode Island guys back to discuss URI's thrashing of Providence. Not even the Crier could spin this one. Then we finish up with Where am I (this guy is the modern day Reuben Feffer) and Hugs.
Zak and Sam (and Harper) get together to talk Tigers hoops and discuss a gamut of topics:
- Recap Bradley game
- Discuss team MVP so far
- Why can't Memphis bigs set a screen?
- Lack of defensive rebounding
- Is the court hokey?
- Preview UAB
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The Big 10/ACC challenge rolls on as we recap MSU's PUTRID effort at home against Duke and highlight Louisville's defense against Michigan. We also talk Big East and how deep and open the conference really is and we had to spend time on the trouble at Georgetown. Is this the year that Archie Miller takes his Hoosiers to the tournament? Also, we let The Shark have the spotlight on stage so that he can drag Cuonzo Martin and Mizzou's loss to Charleston Southern. Finally, we introduce our new segment titled "Where am I?" inspired by Hansel in Zoolander and we can't forget Hugs.
Home stretch to Christmas begins now and we have a DELECTABLE buffet of hoops this week. Big 10/ACC challenge and some Pac 12 schools traveling to Big 12 schools. Juwan Howard and Michigan tied the largest jump in rankings history going from unranked all the way to #4 and Arizona takes care of business in the Wooden Legacy Tournament. We give you some inverted theater references that include Bruce Almighty and Love Actually. Then we discuss the potential for a new segment, Nico Mannion vs. Payton Pritchard and Rothstein's new clothing line.
Zak flies solo to give his thoughts on the Tigers' Triumphant Thanksgiving (yes, the alliteration was on purpose). He also previews the 5-2 Bradley team that Memphis hosts on Tuesday, with one Brave making his homecoming to the Bluff City.
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Happy TICHgiving, theatergoers! Big plate of college hoops (so creamed corny) to discuss. First we compare the Kentucky and Duke upsets and debate which is worse. We also lump Michigan State along with Kentucky and Duke and predict which one of those teams, if any, will get a 1 seed come tourney time. Also Anthony Edwards, good LORD. We talk about his eruption in the second half against Sparty. Then we make a trip to the A10. Apparently we haven't given them enough love but we do so on this episode. Plus, we give Obi Toppin a new nickname. For dessert we give you some warm hugs topped with whipped cream.
The guys give their thoughts on the Tigers 87-86 win over Ole Miss, then Zak breaks down the matchup with NC State. The episodes closes with Mason recapping the Tiger football win last week and take a glance at the big matchup with Cincinnati on Friday.
Subbi is back from his Grand Canyon adventure so we recap his trip. We also got down a rabbit hole that includes head coaches recruiting basketball players from the Havasupai tribe. We recap some of the big games from last week and look ahead to Feast Week. Focus your attention to the Battle 4 Atlantis. Lotta good ball clubs playing there. As usual we end with TWIT and Hugs.
The Backdoor Cut Crew recaps the first Grizzlies throwback night of the season, in which they faced LeBron and the 1st place Lakers. Ja and Jaren had their best cumulative game of the year in the Vancouver teal, but the team came up just short. Zak and Mason give their thoughts on the proposed mid-season tournament and then leave you with some of their favorite teams to watch around the league.
The guys go into the details of the James Wiseman saga (#FreeWiseman), talk about the team's performance through the first 5 games and talk about players that have impressed and depressed, then Zak previews the Ole Miss game, before Mason hits on Tigers Football to close out the show. Video available on The BarnBurner's Youtube channel.
While our point guard Subbi finds himself in the Grand Canyon, Taylor and the Shark take over the program with mild success as the Shark battles with his WiFi connection at a hotel in "deep" Minneapolis. We discuss the SEC's continued troubles and Myles Powell's continued success. After that the Shark and Taylor discuss their mutual hatred for AP Poll voters and how they make little to no sense at all. We cap it off with a couple warm hugs as the country steps into winter.
Zak and Mason recap the Grizzlies wins over the Spurs, Hornets, and Jazz and give their thoughts on sensational rookies Ja Morant and Brandon Clarke.
The Crew also anoints their Studs and Duds of the week
Magical Morant Moments of the week
What areas of the game propelled the winning streak
What we would like to see from Jaren
Are we grading all the young guys on the same scale?
Taylor in Vegas, Shark celebrating his 30th and Subbi in Arizona. Rambling men. We break down the Kentucky collapse and where they should see themselves in the rankings next week. But it's not just Kentucky's fault the SEC stinks at the moment. LSU and Florida lost while Auburn BARELY beat a South Alabama team. Then we look at some of the Gavitt games and make some predictions for Michigan State vs. Seton Hall. Finally we finish up with Hugs. PS- Dave Gavitt deserves far more credit for being the college hoops legend that he is. All time theater member.
The first week of the season is in the books. Sharks got a birthday coming up. We talk James Wiseman’s eligibility and Myles Powell’s injury. We then chat about some coaches who are struggling on the court and also in front of the mic. Then we finish up with Hugs and an age old segment brought back from yesterday (aka last year): TWIT!
Zak and Mason get together for a Veterans Day edition of the show to recap the Grizzlies week in which they went 1-3. They also hit on load management as it pertains to Ja Morant and others, then they dive deep into some defensive numbers so far this year. Subscribe, like, and leave a review! Live show can be found on The Barnburner's YouTube channel.
We got the Shark back. Nope, not baby Shark. Just the Shark from last year. We catch up with him after his hiatus and also recap the Champions Classic in MSG. We then touch base on the coaches that are currently making us look bad with our picks and identify some teams that didn't have the best start to the season. Then we cap it off with great Freshmen debuts and Hugs.
The season is upon us. This is not a drill. This is why we take all those reps in the offseason. It's showtime. But we had to squeeze one more preview in. We all know that nobody really knows or cares to know about the Pac 12. Nobody can stay up long enough to cover it. That's where we step in. TICH luh the Pac 12. We talk about our POY, COY and regular season champ. We also gave each other some pop quizzes to keep each other sharp in this all important time of the season. We include an all time call from Uncle Brent Musburger and tell you why Salim Stoudamire is the greatest shooter this gorgeous sport has ever seen. Then we finish up with Hugs.
Mason, Rich, and Zak come together on Sunday afternoon to discuss the Grizzlies losses to the Lakers and Suns, before hitting on 5 topics on the crew's mind. Topics include: Jaren's fouling, Team pace and offensive style, Ja Morant is awesome, the wing rotation, and Bruno being the odd man out.
Theatergoers take heed... this is a MEATY episode. The memories and nostalgia came flooding through our veins with this one. If you grew up watching college basketball then you know Big East basketball is the peak, the apex, the crem de la theat. We could've done a Starting 5 of names from Pitt and UConn but we expanded to the entire conference. We provide our predictions for COY, POY and regular season champion. We also got the Crier back in the fold with special guest, Justin, who is a monster Rhode Island fan. We sat down to talk to them about one of the more underrated rivalries in the country, Providence/URI. Lastly we hit you with some hugs.
It's cold, it's dirty, it's physical... it's the Big 10. We preview COY, POY and regular season champion. Taylor is all aboard one particular team and Subbi shows off his master editing skills. We also give our Starting 5 of favorite Big 10 basketball players and let us be the first to tell ya, Michigan State might be the most likable team over the past 15 years or so. Finally we round it out with Hugs.
Steers, beers and Big 12 basketball. We're not flying over these states (ba-dum-chhh) as we preview the Big 12 COY, POY and regular season champ. Taylor gives us a recap of his weekend in Kansas. We've determined that Kansas State fans are the most underrated wild fan base in the country. We also talk about the NCAA beginning their process to allow athletes to profit from their likeness. We give our Starting 5 of favorite Big 12 players and to be honest, we basically chose between 5 teams in the conference. Finally we round it out with Hugs.
Zak, Rich, Sam, and Mason recap the Grizzlies thrilling win over the Brooklyn Nets, including Ja Morant's battle with Kyrie Irving. The Crew goes through the other 2 games of the opening week and provides their thoughts on the players, playing style, and thoughts on the team in general.
We head south to preview the SEC COY, POY and regular season champ. We went down a serious rabbit hole about Vanderbilt and got excited about Calipari's early season interviews where he refers to his team as "kids" 24/7. Spoiler: Subbi think this conference stinks but Taylor thinks it will be a compelling season in the SEC. Then we round it out with our Starting 5 of favorite SEC players we watched (some absurd name drops) and Hugs.
You guys... it's "preview" season. That's right, college hoops tips off soon and you know before any season, this is the window to get your previews and hot takes in. Today we focus on the ACC. We give our predictions for POY, COY and regular season champion (we will only reference this if our predictions come true). Then we round it out with our Starting 5 of favorite ACC players and Hugs.
We talk Kansas' middle finger to the NCAA and then their subsequent apology. Apparently someone from Staten Island tried fixing a game back in December of 2018? We also sit down with the Memphis boys to talk the Tiger's upcoming season and then round it out with Hugs.
Sam and Zak bring you the highlights of the 2019 Memphis Grizzlies media day. The players and coaches of the totally revamped roster say all the right things. Jaren is taller. Is Ja a goofball? The starting three are announced but the wings are up for grabs. The guys speculate on how the newest pieces will function when put on the court together. Also, whats a bleep bleep?
All that and more!
Sam aka the CHIEF is back alongside his co-counsel Zak to talk episode 2 of Bluff City Law. The dudes tackle small-time farmers v. Big Ag, the curious case of the BBQ sauce ingredient, RUM BOOGIEEEEEEE, and Jake's way with the southern belles of Memphis. The Barn has prepared its official opening statement on the second episode here:
In this episode, Mase recaps the Tigers conference-opening win against the Naval Academy. Brady White threw for 3 TD's in the 2nd half, while the Memphis defense held Navy to just 3 second half points after falling behind 20-7. The Tigers move to 4-0 on the year and 1-0 in the AAC.
Subbi is back from Oktoberfest bloated and still partially hungover. We talk Georgia Tech’s postseason ban and the new Kansas developments. Starting 5 of best rivalry games this past decade. Round it out with Hugs.
The CHIEF slathers some dry rub on his ribs and sips on some sweet tea to talk the new Memphis-set legal drama on NBC: Bluff City Law. He takes you through the character intros, the sights and sounds of the 901, and even nitpicks a bit. ORDER IN THE COURT. Let's get the trial going here:
SAM is joined by BRET to talk James Gray-directed space odyssey AD ASTRA, Brad Pitt man crushes, Hoyte van Hoytema cinematography, the status of sci-fi, and whether this film worked. Masterpiece of mishap? Find out here:
Mason takes you through the first 3 games of the Tigers 2019 campaign. He discusses which players have stepped up so far this season, as well as who he expects more from as the season progresses. Of course, Mase came with plenty of stats for Tiger fans to chew on, but most importantly he's just happy to be 3-0.
The guys get together to discuss Shams' recent tweet that set Grizzlies and NBA Twitter on fire. In addition to that, Jonathan Tjarks recent article on The Ringer strike a cord regarding youth on Team USA. Also, college 'crooting season is open and we've scrounged the internet to keep you updated on Penny's recent pursuits.
-What do Niels Giffey, Kenny George, the movie Eurotrip and Danny McBride's wife in Righteous Gemstones all have in common? They were mentioned in this episode
-Starting 5: College hoops players that we'd want on our football team
-Fair Pay to Play Act
Taylor went to the Kacey Musgraves concert in Phoenix and not coincidentally, some prisoners escaped in Phoenix... most likely in an effort to see her. Our “Starting 5” this week was the top 5 tips you’d give to incoming freshmen. The MWC is moving to real time stats (ipads etc) and we wrap it up with hugs.
After a summer full of weddings and adventures, the whole Backdoor Cut Crew (Sam, Mason, Rich, and Zak) is back together again. The crew discusses Grizzlies news surrounding Taylor Jenkins' shoring up of his coaching staff, Dwight Howard talking to LA, the presence of various Grizzlies in the FIBA World Cup, and why $2 is better than no $.
Also, the guys discuss the Grizz Garage sale and some of the loot that Rich acquired.
Since the only games this week were played in the Bahamas, the guys close out with some Tiger Talk.
Flynn Patrick from Basketball Infinite joins the show and discusses a recent NBA Top 100 Ranking project that he undertook. Zak and Patrick break down some of the surprise players who received votes and also what future projects Flynn is working on.
We welcome Rotostreet Journal’s Chris Jason to talk schools that had the best football and basketball seasons in one year. Then The Providence Crier returns to talk about his latest twitter beef and Ed Cooley.
Zak and Mason talk through the Grizzlies off-season moves and give their thoughts on the Summer League performances so far. The guys are hype after watching a pair of overtime games on a Sunday -- the Peach Jam finals and the SL semi-finals.
Bro and Slim chop it up and discuss the recent blockbuster Pelicans - Lakers trade as well as:
- Taylor Jenkins outlook
- JV declines option. Does Memphis need him?
- Thoughts on conveying the pick(everyone's least favorite topic)
The Backdoor Cut Crew give their takes on the Grizzlies improbable lottery jump and who Memphis should take with the #2 overall pick. Also, Penny Hardaway is making waves in college recruiting. What are the expectations and who will be the most impactful newcomers?
-Thoughts on the Mavs/Knicks trade and the direction of the franchise post-trade
-The Mavs’ Future draft pick situation
-Guys to watch for outside of Luka, KP
-Summer FA targets
-Chandler Parsons who recently said he wanted to retire a Maverick
Writer/Director JOHN HAMBURG joins the CHIEF, Sub, and Shark to talk ALONG CAME POLLY'S 15h Anniversary. John talks the inspiration of the movie, Phillip Seymour Hoffman-Alec Baldwin coaching, stories from the set, the NEW YORK KNICKS, and his future projects. He's a great hang, listen HERE:
The Backdoor Cut Crew convenes to talk:
-Jaren turning a corner post-Marc?
-How new guys fit into future plans
-Jonas 17mm player option this summer
-Wright 8mm player option this summer
-Miles RFA this summer
-Can Rabb solidify his role for next season with strong close to season
-The Barn's All-First Teams
The BACKDOOR CUT CREW reconvenes to talk:
-Wolves dub, no Marc, came down in first quarter to get standing O
-Loss to Thunder
-Trades and opinions
-Wallace officially wants to convey pick
-Chandler to return from exile post all star game
-Beat NOLA with new crew sans JV
-Blue Note Baller of the Week
The TRADE DEADLINE is upon us (yawn Superbowl) & the dudes talk all the latest trades for MIKE CONLEY & MARC GASOL. Detroit? Blazers? SPURS? PAU GASOL?! There's even some GTemp & JMyke rumors sprinkled in. Want to know all the options? LISTEN HERE:
"Can ya float through the air when ya smell a delicious pie,” asks the animated Spider-Ham in the best movie of the year: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The CHIEF & BRET talk this vibrantly animated film about Marvel’s resident web-head, which has more humor, heart, and character than literally any other movie this year. Of course, it’s a superhero origin story, but this film cleverly subverts the traditional story arcs in an original and hilarious fashion, but family (and the problems within) is the crux of this flick’s heart.
SAM aka the CHIEF, Thomas aka FARMER BARN, and Connor Dunning of 92.9 sit down to chop wood on Alfonso Cuarón’s personal life-influenced ode to Mexico City masterpiece: Roma. We talk ninja nudity, visual flair, Mexican Luchador wrestling, the bonds of family, strength of women, and much more as we break down one of the best movies of the year.
SUB & THE SHARK host Kentucky grad REAGS from Barstool Sports and you bring you fire CBB coverage weekly. This episode:
-Great interview with @BarstoolReags
-Tennessee ranked No. 1
-Wisconsin over Michigan
-Subbi invades Pauley Pavilion this weekend
-Kansas @ Kentucky
-Hug for you
Late Tuesday afternoon, a Woj Bomb reported that the Grizzlies will be listening to offers for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. The Backdoor Cut crew is here to discuss their favorite trade packages and landing spots for the Grizz legends.
The crews pours up on Sunday evening to discuss the difficult week that was in GrizzNation, as the Grizz suffered 4 more losses. Slim dives into the numbers on Mike & Marc and it ain't pretty. Trading Gasol, Jaren vs. Luka, and much more!
Co-Hosts: Mason (@BarnBurnerSlim), Sam (@TheBarnChief), and Zak (@BarnBurnerBro)
Timeline of @BackdoorCutShow:
Beginning: Weekly Recap
22 Minutes: Slim going in on Conley & Gasol
27 Minutes: Pera comes to town
33 Minutes: Around the league
40 Minutes: Hayward for Gasol?
42 Minutes: More Marc trades and future of the franchise
51 Minutes: Jaren vs. Luka
58 Minutes: Look at the week ahead and remaining schedule
Memphis won just 1 of 3 games, lost some key players to injuries, and now sits at 19-23 on the season. ZAK aka BRO is joined by CHIEF, Slim, and Rich to discuss the past week in Grizzlies basketball. Show layout is as follows:
— Recap of the 3 games last week, including the win over the Spurs at home
— We critique Bro's Mid-season Report Card article and come up with grades of our own
— Take a look ahead at the week to come (it's a tough as hell)
Your boys SUBBI & the SHARK reconvened to talk a myriad of topics in NCAA hoops:
-Hilarious interview with @waynesuretzky aka The Providence Crier
-Doke’s injury for Kansas
-Pitino in Greece
-Johnnies ranked (for now)
-Duke plays road games this week
-Virginia at Clemson
-"This Week in Theat"
In this episode, Bro is joined by The Chief, Slim, and Richard Mead as the gang discusses the busy, but disappointing past week of the Memphis Grizzlies.
-A parting a ways between Chandler Parsons and The Grizzlies appears imminent according to ESPN
-Team Meeting that led to physical altercation between Garrett Temple and Omri Casspi
-Jaren Jackson Jr. continues to impress, but why doesn't he get the ball more?
-We discuss Marc Gasol and his role in the recent skid
-Justin Holiday acquired for Wayne Selden, MarShon Brooks and two 2nd round picks.
-Blue Note Bourbon Ballers of the Week
-A look ahead at the upcoming schedule.
-Bro, Chief, and Slim share their displeasure over JB's 4th quarter lineups and the Grizzlies' inability to close out games.
-Chandler says he is ready and willing to play, but over who?
-The numbers don't add up on JaMychal Green. Is it all his fault?
-Mike has a good shot at making his first All-Star game, but is Marc deserving this year?
-Preview of the upcoming week, which unfortunately includes James Harden.
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Subbi is back state-side and he links up with the Shark to talk the games that were, the games that will be, and the prestigious Jerry Colangelo classic featuring many of Sub's boys. Later, the CHIEF makes his debut on the show to talk Penny Hardaway, Memphis hoops, and the state-battle that will be No. 3 Tennessee @ Memphis this Saturday.
The CHIEF and BRO come at you live to recap this past week's games, a battle with the Clips (aka Big Boban), a gutsy win down in NOLA, and a LeBron stan-filled and depressed FedEx Forum during a blow-out game against the #LakeShow. We talk Joakim's Noah's fit, SloMo's spectacular defense, the Mike D'Antoni method, Mike Conley's World Wide Wob-supported All-Star campaign, and generally preview this week's games. Hold on to your butts!
BRO and first-time podcast guest RICHARD MEAD get together to chat the Grizzlies and what they have accomplished through the month of November. The guys talk the Month of November in review, discussing where the Grizzlies rank among their peers in several categories. Some might surprise you, while others are no-brainers. They also recap the ups and downs of last week and the usage of MarShon Brooks (and his need for a headband), as well as a breakout performance by Jaren Jackson Jr. Finally, they take a look forward to a tough Western Conference schedule this week.
Memphis Football is climbing! In the wake of the Mercer @ Memphis, SLIM and ISAAC SIMPSON of Rivals get together to walk the W, the (half) of QB play of Brady White, and other team factors as everything clicked in the first week. The guys then discuss the upcoming road test against Navy.
Issa BRO-SLIM SPECIAL! The fellas get together to preview the upcoming slate of Easter Conference games, Jaren Jackson's ROY campaign (and the fools on Twitter that want to trade him), flying in some help for Mike/Marc, Slim fixes teh line-ups, and the recent signing of former Bull (and sort of Knick?) Joakim Noah.
IT'S FINALLY HERE! Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of J.K. Row — er, Grindewald. The second film of the Fantastic Beasts saga aka Dumbledore prequel series. The CHIEF and KCB link up to talk about the Wizarding Universe canon, creators vs. fans, thestral dung, magic grievances, Johnny Depp's performance, and much more as we dive into this weirdly controversial film. Hold on to your hippogriffs!
SUBBI & the SHARK are back to talk Omar Samhan's fandom of the Barn, Zion's coronation, does Kentucky stink, Coach Cal's "kids" speech, the Hurley brothers, and general happenings around the country in college hoops.
The CHIEF, BRO, and SLIM hook up on a Monday night with a bottle of red wine and watch the 2nd half of Jazz @ Grizz, who have now played approximately 53,780 times this season. Spoiler: we lost, but the guys get into their thoughts on the team and roster and other trends as the Grizz are 7-5 (and a surprising 5-1 at home). Also, sometimes we forget we're recording and just react to the game. Fun was had by all here:
The CHIEF and BRO are joined by new Grizz beat writer for The Commercial Appeal DAVID COBB to talk his career path & excitement to cover his hometown NBA team. Then, the guys get into early season trends, return of the Mack, Gasol's reinvigorated defense, and more, as the Grizzlies start the season surprisingly strong.
Your boys SUBBI and SHARK are back to talk Huggy Bear and his boys in Morristown, clown on Kansas State's lack of character, Bol Squared, Buzz Williams v. Bruce Pearl sweat contest, and Jimmy Boeheim's stamina. The dudes then move on to some segments, including This Day in Theater and Name that Actor. Get ready for the CBB season here:
HA-HAAA! The SHARK, SUB and the spirit of Gus Johnson are here to rivet you with their deep knowledge of all things college hoops. The dudes sit down to talk each Top 25 team, why they're over (or under) rated, and a myriad of other tangents. Is TYLER HERRO the white SG Kentucky needs to return to the Final Four? Will Sub's chosen horse NEVADA and Eric "Muscle Milk" be able to build on the success of last year? Is TOM IZZO overhyped in March? Check out Part One with the Top 10 teams HERE: