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From the Rafters

From the Rafters

By Banner Town, USA
Hosted by Banner Town, USA, hosts Jack Simone and Sam LaFrance talk about the NBA, Celtics, and the whole basketball world! With guests from Barstool Sports, MassLive, and all over the Twitter-sphere, you know every episode will be great!
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Bobby Manning Discusses the Rise of Robert Williams and a Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade
Sam and Jack are back with guest Bobby Manning of CLNS Media! The guys talk about the rise of Robert Williams and his gigantic impact on the Celtics lately. They also get into the guard rotation with Kemba Walker, Jeff Teague, and Payton Pritchard. How will that be altered once Marcus Smart returns? They finish the show by dissecting a potential trade for Nikola Vucevic using the TPE. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
57:11
March 3, 2021
What is Wrong with Jayson Tatum and How to Fix the Celtics with Danny Hanley
Sam and Jack are back with guest Danny Hanley. The guys talk about everything going wrong with the Celtics, despite their solid win against the Pacers. Danny brings up his long-standing hatred for Daniel Theis, and asks about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown's fit on the team together. They also discuss Brad Stevens and whether or not he's on the hot seat. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Danny's Twitter: @BannerTownDanny Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:51
February 27, 2021
The Pelicans Loss and NBA All-Star Reserves
Sam and Jack are back to talk about the struggling Celtics once again. After blowing a 24-point loss to New Orleans, the guys dissect what went wrong and what needs to change for the C's. This includes the horrible fourth quarters and constant inefficiency. Later on, they get into talking about their picks for the All-Star reserves, since the starters were recently announced. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:35
February 22, 2021
The Great Celtics Trade Debate with Tim Sheils and KJ Doyle
Sam and Jack are back to talk about trades with Tim Sheils and KJ Doyle. The guys go around the league and look at some of the top candidates that Danny Ainge could target this season. There are heated debates and some interesting ideas that spark controversy. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:12:06
February 20, 2021
What's Wrong with the Celtics and Still Talking Trades
Sam and Jack are back after a horrible Celtics loss against the Washington Wizards. The C's got demolished and it's never been more clear that something has to change. The guys do dive into Kemba's solid performance but mainly talk about everything going wrong with the Celtics. Later on, they even get back into talking about trade options, because that has to be where this season is going. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:18
February 15, 2021
Smarfwater Gives Her Thoughts on Kemba Walker and Potential Trade Options
Sam and Jack are back with guest Smarfwater (@smarfwater) of Celtics Twitter! She joins the show to talk about all things Celtics, and they start by discussing how the season is going so far. They quickly dive into the play of Kemba Walker, and whether or not she's worried yet. Later on, they talk more about potential trade options for Boston, including a mega-deal for John Collins. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Smarfwater's Twitter: @smarfwater Smarfwater's Designs: https://www.redbubble.com/people/smarfwater/shop?asc=u Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
53:34
February 13, 2021
The Celtics Can't Close and Fighting Over Trade Options
Sam and Jack are back in the midst of the Celtics' west-coast road trip as they approach their final game. They currently sit at 2-2, and the guys talk about why the C's have so much trouble closing out games. They also talk about Kemba Walker, Payton Pritchard, and the entire point guard depth chart in Boston. They close out the show by arguing over trade options the Celtics could target with the TPE. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:53
February 8, 2021
Chris Forsberg Talks About Jeff Teague's Burner Account and the Celtics' Inconsistency
Sam and Jack are back with guest Chris Forsberg from NBC Sports Boston! The guys ask him about the Celtics' play so far this season, and why it seems like they're so inconsistent. Rough fourth quarters and offensive lulls have been killing them. They also bring up the supposed Jeff Teague burner account on Twitter and ask him his thoughts. Chris talks about some of his favorite Celtics moments near the end of the show, too. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Chris' Twitter: @ChrisForsberg_ Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:02
February 5, 2021
Discussing Kemba Walker's Play and Selecting Our NBA All-Star Teams
Sam and Jack are back to talk about the last couple of Celtics games. The C's are coming off of back-to-back losses to the Spurs and the Lakers, but the guys really key-in on the Lakers game. They talk about Kemba's struggles, Tatum's inability to keep the offense going, and Smart's unfortunate injury. Later on, they go over some funny Facebook posts from Celtics fans and fill out their own All-Star ballots. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
50:27
February 1, 2021
Celtics vs. Lakers and Dissecting Bradley Beal Trade Ideas with Jimmy Toscano
Sam and Jack are back with guest Jimmy Toscano from CLNS Media! The guys talk about the Celtics' recent loss to the Spurs, as well as their upcoming matchup with LeBron James and the Lakers. They discuss the play of newcomers Jeff Teague and Tristan Thompson, as well as their spots in the rotation. Later on, they get into Bradley Beal trade ideas and talk about how Jaylen Brown very clearly deserves to be an All-Star this year. They end the show by Sam asking his normal questions, with Jimmy giving some great insight into his life covering Boston sports. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Jimmy's Twitter: @Jimmy_Toscano Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:19:49
January 29, 2021
Jayson Tatum's Return and the Best Center on the Celtics
Sam and Jack are back to talk about the Celtics' back to back wins! Jayson Tatum finally returned to the lineup after missing four games due to health and safety protocols, so the guys talked about how he performed. They also discuss how the big three of Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown will all play together as one. The topic of bench depth also comes up, and there's also a debate as to who the best center on the roster right now is, and which one could be expendable at the trade deadline. They finish the show by playing overrated or underrated with Sam once again. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:04
January 26, 2021
The 76ers Matchup and Boston's Bright Future with Max Lederman
Sam and Jack are back with guest Max Lederman from NBC Sports Boston! Max grew up a 76ers fan and still is one to this day so naturally the guys had to have him back in the midst of the two-game series vs. Philly. Max gives his thoughts on Joel Embiid's dominance, as well as Ben Simmons' inability to improve as a player. The guys also talk about Kemba Walker's return, Jaylen Brown's All-Star season, as well as Fast PP and the Celtics bench. They wrap up the show by going over the top contenders in the East including the new Brooklyn Nets big three. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:36
January 22, 2021
Analyzing the Loss to the Knicks and Sam's Thoughts on NBA Legends
Sam and Jack are back on a Monday after a weird set of two Celtics games in a row. They talk briefly about the win vs. Orlando but mainly spend their time focusing on the Celtics' devastating loss to the Knicks. Boston got blown out in Kemba's return to action, so the guys talk about what went wrong and what it means. Later on, they also get into Sam playing a game of underrated or overrated with some of the game's greatest legends. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:07:12
January 18, 2021
The Celtics are Back and Looking at the James Harden Nets with Adam Taylor
Sam and Jack are back with guest Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog! The Celtics haven't played in a while and finally return to action the day this was recorded, so the guys talk about what the team is going to look like with Jayson Tatum out. They then get into a discussion about the new-look Nets with James Harden and how the rest of the East stacks up against the Celtics. They even get into the C's bench a bit, saying who they think has taken the biggest leap. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
51:47
January 15, 2021
The Celtics Skeleton Crew and the NBA's COVID Rules
Sam and Jack are back the day after the Celtics vs. Heat game was officially postponed. All-Star Jayson Tatum has come down with COVID-19 and as a result, three other players are out due to contact tracing. This leaves the Celtics with nine players unavailable in the near future, so the guys discuss what this means for the team. Later on, they talk about the NBA's COVID rules in general, as well as getting into the general state of the team. They even discuss some potential free agents the Celtics could sign if the NBA expands roster sizes. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:54
January 11, 2021
The COVID Celtics and Eyeing Kemba's Return with Josue Pavón
Sam and Jack are back with guest Josue Pavón from CLNS Media! Josue covers the Celtics for CLNS Media as well as doing a couple of podcasts of his own with Cedric Maxwell as well as CausewayStreet. The guys talk about the current state of the Celtics with nearly the entire big-man rotation out due to COVID contact tracing. Later on, they get into what Kemba Walker's return will look like and how the Celtics will move forward this season and into the future. Lastly, Sam ends the show by asking Josue the normal questions for new guests and the answers are great. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Josue's Twitter: @Joe_Sway Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:09
January 8, 2021
Jaylen Brown is Amazing and the Celtics Defensive Struggles
Sam and Jack are back on a Monday talking about Boston's recent stretch of games. They split their last two matchups with the Pistons, both of which most thought they should have won with ease. Jaylen Brown hs continued to play at an All-NBA level, but the Celtics have been struggling on the defensive end making things harder on themselves. The guys then dive into certain lineups and who plays best with who and when. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
59:05
January 4, 2021
Semi Ojeleye the Offensive God and Trolling Ben Simmons with KJ Doyle
Sam and Jack are back with guest KJ Doyle from Guy Boston Sports! The guys start off by talking extensively about Semi Ojeleye, including a very odd fun fact that is slightly confusing. They then get into talking about Jaylen Brown and Payton Pritchard, who have both been playing great so far. They wrap up the show by discussing one of KJ's viral tweets about Ben Simmons and how he, along with Ronnie 2K, replied to it! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) KJ's Twitter: @bykjdoyle Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:16:21
January 1, 2021
A Tough Pacers Loss and the Third Quarter Celtics
Sam and Jack are back following a tough loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Celtics have started the season 1-2, but have been playing below the standard of what we have come to expect. Jayson Tatum's final shot wasn't great and maybe it's time that Jaylen Brown gets more touches in crunch time. On the plus side, however, Payton Pritchard has been playing great and the bench has been solid, too. The guys also discuss the baffling scenario of the third quarter Celtics. Join us live on the Locker Room app on Mondays to talk and chat with us about all things Celtics! Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:22
December 28, 2020
Celtics Preseason Review and Fantasy Basketball
Sam and Jack are back to recap the Celtics' two preseason games. Going 0-2, the C's looked rough throughout their preseason with a lot left to be desired. They guys talk about what can improve and go over what they think the rotation should look like. Later on, they talk about their fantasy basketball draft and who they picked. The guys are live on Mondays at 10:30 AM every week on the Locker Room app for these shows, so come join in the conversation! Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Partnered with @GuyBostonSports Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
54:05
December 21, 2020
Old Celtics Stories, Tommy Heinsohn Memories, and Kyrie Slander with Nick Gelso
Sam and Jack are back with the founder and CEO of CLNS Media - Nick Gelso! This was the longest show ever done, but also by far one of the most fun! The guys start by asking him about the current Celtics team, but the conversation quickly divulges into a variety of amazing stories told by Nick. He tells all about his experiences working in Celtics media, including with the great Tommy Heinsohn, the guys talk about some old Celtics stories, and of course, they get some Kyrie slander in there. The show ends with Nick talking about some of his favorite memories and memorabilia that he's collected over the years. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Nick's Twitter: @CLNS_Nick CLNS Media's Twitter: @CLNSMedia Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
02:12:28
December 18, 2020
Preseason Celtics vs. 76ers and the Aaron Nesmith Debate
Sam and Jack are back the day before the first Celtics preseason game against the 76ers. The guys are live on the @lockerroomapp every Monday at 10:30 to talk Celtics, and a bunch of listeners joined the show this episode! They talked Kemba Walker, Aaron Nesmith, and so much more. Make sure to tune in next Monday and join the conversation. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Partnered with @GuyBostonSports  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:09
December 14, 2020
Fans at TD Garden and the Celtics Starting Lineup with Adam Kaufman
Sam and Jack are joined by Adam Kaufman of iHeart Radio and NBC 10 Boston! The guys talk about whether or not fans will be allowed at TD Garden. The conversation then moves to the young point guards on the Celtics and who should be starting for the C's. Lastly, they discuss whether or not Adam thinks the Celtics got better this offseason. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Adam's Twitter: @AdamMKaufman Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
30:54
December 10, 2020
NBA Award Predictions and Marcus Smart's Role on the Celtics
Jack and Sam are live on the Locker Room app where they will be every Monday morning at 10:30 am for the foreseeable future! Make sure to go chat with them. They start off by talking about Marcus Smart and what his role will be this season - starter or 6th man? They then get into their predictions for all of the NBA awards next season, including the MVP. Lastly, they talk about LeBron's influence and Sam goes on another one of his infamous rants. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports: @GuyBostonSports  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA  Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:34
December 7, 2020
The Celtics' Lineup Without Kemba and Reacting to the Danny Ainge Interview
Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to talk about all the recent Celtics news. They start off by talking about Danny Ainge's interview on Toucher and Rich and the way he explained the Gordon Hayward situation. After that, they touch on Kemba Walker's presser and everything he said about his knees and about Hayward going to his old stomping grounds in Charlotte. The guys also discuss what the Celtics' rotation will look like without Kemba, and specifically how Carsen Edwards could thrive. They end the show talking about the Christmas Day games and touch on the situation with the Clippers. This was all recorded live on the @lockerroomapp so join us next time and chime in! Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Proudly partnered with Guy Boston Sports! (@GuyBostonSports) Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
55:41
December 3, 2020
Our Picks for the Biggest Celtics Surprise Next Season and Recapping Gordon Hayward's Options
Sam and Jack are back the day after Thanksgiving for something new. The guys went live on the Locker Room app to record this episode, where you all listening can join them, talk to them, and sent them chats during the recording! Make sure to check it out next time they are live over there and follow them both on the app. The guys talked about Hayward's options and why he most likely ended up choosing Charlotte. After that, the discussion turns toward next season and who the guys expect to surprise Boston the most. Make sure to let us know your thoughts and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters!  Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @SamLaFranceNBA Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:41
November 28, 2020
Celtics Offseason Reactions and Our NBA Power Rankings
Sam and Jack are here to react to all of the Celtics' offseason moves. Gordon Hayward is officially a Hornet, and the Celtics got nothing in return. On top of that. Danny Ainge managed to sign Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague to the roster, bringing in a veteran presence, so the guys give their reactions to that. Finally, to end off the show they finalize their team power rankings for next year's NBA season. Let us know your thoughts and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:16
November 24, 2020
Celtics Draft Recap and NBA Free Agency Reactions with Bobby Manning
Bobby Manning joins the show to talk about the 2020-2021 offseason. They guys talk about Gordon Hayward, but unfortunately, this was recorded right before the news that he was joining Charlotte broke, so enjoy that outdated discussion. On top of that, the guys talk about the Celtics' draft selections and their thoughts. They also bring up the Nets, the Chris Paul trade, and much more going on in the NBA right now. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning Banner Town, USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter" @JackSimoneNBA https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:50
November 21, 2020
James Harden to the Celtics and an NBA Mock Draft with Tim Sheils
Sam and Jack are joined by fellow Banner Town writer Tim Sheils! There's been tons of news dropping lately all throughout the world of basketball, with the latest surrounding James Harden. The guys give their thoughts on this deal and also react to the rumor that Gordon Hayward could be heading to Atlanta. After that, they start up a mock draft that slowly transitions into talking about who the Celtics could take at pick 14. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @JackSimoneNBA Banner Town USA's Twitter" @BannerTownUSA https://bannertownusa.com/
58:23
November 18, 2020
NBA Draft Night Ideas and Addressing Jaylen Brown Rumors with Max Lederman
Emmy award winner Max Lederman joins the show today to help Sam and Jack break down the Celtics' offseason! They start off with some draft night discussions and what Danny Ainge could possibly do with his three first-round picks. The talks then transition into trade rumors, and Max gives his thoughts on a potential Jaylen Brown trade. Finally, the guys ask Max about his thoughts on the new jerseys that have been surfacing, and what the C's could potentially do for theirs. Make sure to let us know what you think of the show, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:11:43
November 14, 2020
NBA Offseason Rumors and Draft Prospects the Celtics Could Target
Sam and Jack are back to discuss all the rumors going on about the NBA offseason. Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston, Chris Paul has been linked to the Suns, and people are saying the Hawks could trade their 6th overall pick. On top of that, the Celtics have been interviewing more and more draft prospects, so there is plenty to talk about there. The guys give their reasoning in the Devin Booker vs. Jaylen Brown trade argument. Let us know your thoughts, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
46:16
November 12, 2020
Celtics Draft Ideas and the Life of an Aspiring NBA Journalist with Adam Taylor
Sam and Jack are back with special guest Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog and SB Nation. The guys talk about the Celtics' upcoming offseason, as that's all there is to talk about it with how close it's getting. There's a large focus on the draft as Adam explains which guys he likes, what Danny Ainge could use the picks for, and what trade packages we could see them bunched in with. Later on, the guys drift away from Celtics talk and discuss some funny, and some not so funny stories. Adam gets into what it's like in the world of NBA media, and the guys chat about that as well. Make sure to follow everyone on social media, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
56:19
November 6, 2020
Why the Celtics Should Run it Back and Venting About NBA 2K21 with Dee4Three
Dee4Three (Derek Ferland) from CLNS Media and his podcast, the  Holding Court with Dee4Three Podcast, joins the show to talk with the guys! They start off by doing a little preview of what they think the upcoming offseason could look like for the C's. They address the trade rumors, Gordon Hayward, and whether or not they think changes are in order. Later on, they discuss their thoughts on LeBron James, and Dee4Three has an eye-opening take on the subject. The cap it all off by talking a bit about the current state of 2K and their thoughts on it. Make sure to follow everyone on social media, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Derek's Twitter: @Dee4Three Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:22:17
October 30, 2020
Crazy Trade Ideas and Our Free Agency Wish List
Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to talk about some wild trades. None of these trades may be likely to happen, but that doesn't mean that they wouldn't help the team. After that, they get into some fan-submitted ideas for players that could come to Boston in free agency. They end the show talking about a couple of ideas having to do with the Celtics' plethora of picks in this year's draft. Let us know what you think, and as always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter:: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
47:31
October 28, 2020
Celtics Trades That Never Happened and a Shared Love for Isaiah Thomas with Sean Grande
Sean Grande, also known as the voice of the Celtics, joins the guys to talk about all things Celtics! He brings up some of his best memories traveling with the team, as well as his thoughts on all the trade rumors going around. As they talk, the conversation shifts to some trades of Celtics past, including reactions to the Isaiah Thomas deal, the Kevin Garnett/Minnesota trade, and when Ray Allen was apparently almost dealt for Tracy McGrady! Sean ends the show by showing off his championship ring (go check us out on YouTube for the visual) and telling Jack and Sam some more stories. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Sean's Twitter: @SeanGrandePBP Banner Town USA's Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:44
October 23, 2020
The Celtics Center Rotation and Recent NBA Draft Busts
Jack and Sam are back again to talk about all the recent Celtics news, or in this case, a lack thereof. There's not much going on lately, but the guys do manage to discuss Daniel Theis' knee surgery as well as what they think the center rotation will look like next season. However, it didn't take long for things to make their way back to Twitter where Sam calls out a user for a very questionable take. They end the show by talking a little about Boston's recent draft history and its ups and downs. As usual, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter:: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
45:43
October 22, 2020
The Celtics' Roster Next Season and an the One Guy Who Boston Will Definitely Sign with Matt Esposito
Sam and Jack are back with Matt Esposito from the PLaygrounder! They go over the entire Celtics roster and talk about who will remain on the team next season. What players are traded, who leaves on their own, and who gets extended? After that, Matt makes a wild claim that the Celtics will 100% sign a player, and the guys get into free agents a little bit. All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters! Matt's Twitter:: @MattEsposito_ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
45:54
October 9, 2020
Bad Twitter Trades and Joel Embiid the Celtic
Sam and Jack are back on a Wednesday to continue their discussions of the upcoming offseason. Twitter has been full of bad trade ideas and some interesting hot takes, so the guys break down some of the most interesting ones they've found. They also talk about the potential idea of a Joel Embiid trade including how it would get done and if they would be on board. Make sure to tweet at them with more ideas for episode topics throughout the offseason. As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters! Banner Town, USA Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:04:47
October 9, 2020
Gordon Hayward Rumors and Discussing Options for the Celtics' Draft Picks with KJ Doyle
Sam and Jack are back with KJ Doyle from Guy Boston Sports! They discuss the swirling rumors of Gordon Hayward trades and talk about why the slander needs to stop. Speaking of trades, they also bring up their opinions on a potential deal involving Marcus Smart. Beyond that, they talk about the draft, new coaching hires, and what the Celtics can do this upcoming offseason. All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters! KJ's: @bykjdoyle Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:21
October 3, 2020
Twitter Morons and the First Look at Upcoming Free Agents
Sam and Jack are back for the first time since the Celtics were sadly eliminated from the NBA Playoffs. They briefly discuss the Game 6 loss to the Miami Heat and move on to talk about the offseason. They make fun of stupid Twitter ideas and explain why trading Hayward is not necessarily a good idea. Afterwards, they take a look at the upcoming free agency class and see who they'd want to see in a Celtics uniform. Let us know who you want to see on the show next! As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters), presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:52
October 1, 2020
The Celtics' Game 5 Fight and Our Thoughts on the Heat with Tim Sheils
Sam and Jack have Tim Sheils on the show to talk about the Celtics' great Game 5 victory. It may have started off slow, but they managed to pull it back and win the second half convincingly. What do they need to do in order to keep that momentum up in Game 6 against the Heat? Also, what made the Raptors so insufferable, and why are the Heat more likable? Does Brad Stevens need to be fired? All that and more on this episode of From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters)! Let us know who you want to see on the show next, and as always, thanks for listening! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack Banner Town USA's Twitter" @BannerTownUSA https://bannertownusa.com/
56:29
September 26, 2020
Drinkin' the Green Kool-Aid and Looking at the Stacked Western Conference
Sam and Jack are back for a late-night From the Rafters episode! After a great Game 3 win, they discuss what the Celtics need to do in order to keep the momentum going. They talk about Jaylen Brown's touches, Kemba Walker's play, and debate whether or not Marcus Smart should be taking some of those questionable shots. Then later in the episode, they discuss which teams they believe will make the Western Conference Playoffs next season in a stacked West. Let us know who else you want to see on the show! As always, thanks for listening to From the Rafters (@_FromtheRafters), presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
50:58
September 22, 2020
The Celtics Locker Room Drama and How to Bounce Back in Game 3 with John Karalis
Sam and Jack are back again with special guest John Karalis from MassLive and the Locked On Celtics podcast! They discuss the mess that was Game 2 against the Heat, and go into detail about what the C's need to do better in Game 3. Also, what the hell was going on in the locker room after the game? Was it a good thing? A bad thing? How much of the blame should be placed on Brad Stevens? All this and more in this episode of From the Rafters! Make sure to let us know who you want to see on the shoe next time. Thanks for listening! John's Twitter: @RedsArmy_John Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
01:02:35
September 18, 2020
Bam's Block and the Gordon Hayward Bubble Mystery
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday night mourning the loss in Game 1 against the Heat. We talk about everything that went wrong in Game 1, and give props to Bam Adebayo for his insane block. Later, we dive into the Hayward rumors about him not leaving the bubble. We also went through fan messages this episode! We hope to do this more often so make sure to leave a message at the link that is on our pinned Tweet (@_FromtheRafters) on our Twitter page! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
49:40
September 17, 2020
Celebrating Game 7 and Analyzing the Miami Heat
Sam and Jack are back again on a Sunday getting hyped because the Celtics are in the Eastern Conference Finals!!! We talk Marcus Smart's block, Jayson Tatum's rebound, and Grant Williams' incredible defense. It's just such a great time to be a Celtics fan! We also take a look ahead at the series against the Miami Heat, and how Boston matches up with them. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
41:16
September 13, 2020
Game 7 Talk and the Two Timelines of the Celtics with Adam Taylor
Sam and Jack are back again with special guest Adam Taylor. Adam is a writer for CelticsBlog, a podcaster for CelticsPod and the Hoops Spy podcast, and also runs his own newsletter called the Clover Disclosure! With Game 7 looming, we talked about everything the C's need to do in order to advance to the Conference Finals! We also got into a discussion of who will be on the team next season. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!   Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam   Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack   https://bannertownusa.com/
59:48
September 11, 2020
Around the Association: Should Siakam Have Gotten a Flagrant and is Budenholzer Done in Milwaukee?
Sam and Jack are back with Around the Association. With the second round fully underway, we give out thoughts on the series' that are going on right now! Also, should Pascal Siakam have gotten a flagrant for kicking Theis in the face? If the Bucks lose this series, is Mike Budenholzer going to get fired? All that and more in this episode! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownUSA! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
45:08
September 8, 2020
Celtics Fan Anxiety and What Boston Can Do Better
Sam and Jack are back again on a Monday with some last minute Celtics thoughts before game five against the Raptors. After a terrible game four, the two guys debate what went wrong and what needs to improve. Who on Toronto should the Celtics focus on, if anyone? How annoying are Nick Nurse and Kyle Lowry? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/
44:16
September 7, 2020
Celtics Trivia Jeopardy 2! with Dante Turo, Evan Singleton, and Tim Sheils
From the Rafters is back  with another ever special event - Celtics Trivia Jeopardy 2! We had our reigning champion Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck) defend his crown against Evan Singleton (@EvGuyBoston) and Tim Sheils (@timsheilsnba). There were some real hard ones in this batch of questions, so make sure to play along and let us know how you do! Who should we have on the podcast next time to go against the winner of this round? Make sure to Tweet us your thoughts @_FromtheRafters! Thanks for listening! Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck Evan's Twitter: @EvGuyBoston Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Podcast Twitter: @_FromtheRafters Banner Town, USA on Twitter: @BannerTownUSA Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
35:32
September 4, 2020
The Marcus Smart Show and Why the Raptors Can't Beat the Celtics
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. Marcus Smart just saved the Celtics and went full on beast mode. He showed everyone why he is the true leader on this team. Also, why are the Raptors incapable of beating the Celtics? Who's their go-to guy? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam!  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/ 
50:58
September 2, 2020
Jaylen Brown's Real World Impact and Defending the Raptors with Bobby Manning
Sam and Jack are back again with another great guest - Bobby Manning! Bobby is a reporter for CelticsBlog and a producer with CLNS Media. We talked a lot about the upcoming Raptors series, but also about the current events going on in the NBA. There's so much going on and we really believe that Jaylen Brown and all the other Celtics are doing a great job of stepping up to help make change. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!  Bobby's Twitter: @RealBobManning https://www.realbobmanning.com/ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:13:19
August 28, 2020
Celtics vs. Raptors Preview and Why Kyle Lowry is Trash
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The Celtics have an upcoming series against the Toronto Raptors, so Sam and I took a deep dive into those matchups and what we thought. How good is Siakam? How good is VanVleet? Why is Lory garbage? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
47:28
August 26, 2020
Around the Association: Future Celtic Donovan Mitchell is on Fire and Paul George is Garbage
Sam and Jack are back with Around the Association. We talked about the playoffs so far, just how good future Celtic Donovan Mitchell has been, and discuss how Paul George is throwing their series against the Mavs. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
49:34
August 24, 2020
Analyzing the 76ers and Drooling Over Jaylen Brown with Max Lederman
Sam and Jack are back again with special guest Max Lederman! Max grew up as a fan of the 76ers, so we thought he'd be the perfect guest to analyze the series with. We talked a lot about the Sixers as an organization, their pieces, and what went wrong at times. Then later on, we get into Jaylen Brown and just hot good he has been in the bubble. Make sure to follow all of us on Twitter and keep up on other social media platforms. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:06:04
August 21, 2020
The Hayward Injury and Why Tatum and Brown are So Dominant
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. With the Celtics up one game in the series, and Hayward out for the next few weeks, we talked about what the near future looks like for the C's. Who would get Hayward's minutes? How good are Tatum and Brown? What were our thoughts on the Blazers and Magic's upsets? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
51:20
August 19, 2020
Around the Association: Playoff Predictions and the Steph Curry vs. Duncan Robinson Debate
Sam and Jack are back, but this time, for Around the Association. We talked about our playoff predictions, the firing of Jim Boylen, Giannis' suspension, and had the great shooter debate! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
56:47
August 17, 2020
Sizing Up the Sixers and the Time Russell Westbrook Cussed Out Wayne with WayneBreezie
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - WayneBreezie from the CelticsPod podcast! Make sure to check out his podcast, Shoot the Breeze, too! With the looming first round matchup against Philadelphia, we talked about everything having to do with beating them! From rotations, to matchups, to how to defend Embiid. Wayne also told us the story of when Russell Westbrook cussed him out at a game!!! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Wayne's Twitter: @WayneBreezie Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:38
August 14, 2020
A Look Ahead at Playoff Matchups and How the Celtics Need to Play to Win
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We recorded this before playoff matchups were set, so we discuss who the scariest players are in the playoffs. We also talk about how the Celtics need to play in order to win consistently.1 Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/
47:04
August 13, 2020
Changes in the Celtics' Rotation and Jaylen Brown's Superstar Potential with Evan Singleton
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Evan Singleton from Guy Boston Sports! Make sure to check out his podcast, UNLEASHED, too! We discussed what helped the Celtics pick their play back up after a rocky start to the seeding games. We also touched on how much potential Jaylen Brown has, and if he could possibly be as good, or better, than Jayson Tatum! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Evan's Twitter: @EvGuyBoston https://guybostonsports.com/ Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:05:34
August 9, 2020
The War on Theis and the Celtics' Bubble Performance
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The Celtics have played three seeding games so far. How do we feel they've performed? Will this war against Daniel Theis ever end. What is up with these bubble refs? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam!  Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://bannertownusa.com/ https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ 
57:49
August 5, 2020
Disecting the Bucks Game and A Mutual Hatred for Drawing Fouls with Smarfwater
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Smarfwater! She's an awesome graphic designer and also very active on Celtics Twitter.  Real Celtics basketball has finally started up again so we had to talk about the Milwaukee game. Tatum's struggles, Theis' importance, and what team's we hate to watch! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @BannerTownSam! Smarfwater's Twitter: @smarfwater Smarfwater's Designs: https://www.redbubble.com/people/smarfwater/shop?asc=u Sam's Twitter: @BannerTownSam Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
59:24
August 2, 2020
Scrimmage Standouts and the Future Bench in Boston
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. The three Celtics scrimmages finally give us some basketball to talk about! Who's earning bench minutes in the playoffs? Our thoughts on Semi Ojeleye! How good can Robert Williams get? Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
53:18
July 29, 2020
Celtics Trivia Jeopardy! with Max Lederman, Dante Turo, and Mark Piselli
From the Rafters is coming at you with our first ever special event - Celtics Trivia Jeopardy! We had Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman), Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck), and Mark Piselli (@MarkPiselli13) on the show as our contestants! There were some hard questions, some trick questions, and some questions you won't want to miss. Make sure to play along and let us know how you do! Who should we have on the podcast next time to go against the winner of this round? Make sure to Tweet us your thoughts! Thanks for listening! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck Mark's Twitter: @MarkPiselli13 Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
29:27
July 25, 2020
Kemba's Knee and A Potential Breakout for Some of the Celtics' Rookies
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We give our thoughts on the situation brewing with Kemba's knee, as well as discuss a potential breakout for some of the Celtics' rookies!  Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
54:32
July 22, 2020
Who Steps Up for the Bubble Celtics and Who's Leaving Boston Next Year with Tim Sheils
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - Tim Sheils, cohost of the CelticsBlog podcast!! We wanted to talk about which Celtics players will step up in the bubble, look at the center rotation a bit, and discuss our thoughts on Kemba's injury situation. We also talked about which Celtics we believe will remain on the roster for next season. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Tim's Twitter: @timsheilsnba Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:18
July 18, 2020
The Celtics' Orlando Antics and Players Breaking Bubble Rules
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. We dive into all the recent antics and Celtics news being released from the Orlando bubble, as well as discuss the potential breaches going on. Who's better Kevin Durant or Larry Bird? Anthony Davis or Kevin Garnett? What do you think?  Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
58:07
July 15, 2020
Summer League Stories and the Celtics in Orlando with John Karalis
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another awesome guest - John Karalis from MassLive and the Locked On Podcast network!! This episode was one of the funniest ones yet and we start it all off with John telling us some funny stories from his time covering the Summer League. We then get into discussing what it will take for the Celtics to succeed in Orlando and all sorts of other things! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress!  John's Twitter: @RedsArmy_John  Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress  Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack  https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/  https://bannertownusa.com/
01:08:52
July 10, 2020
Our Thoughts on Players Opting Out and Disney World Food
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. There's never much to talk about with the suspended season, but we try our best to cover all of the latest news. Everything from Bradley Beal, to Jayson Tatum, to what food the players are getting in Disney World! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
49:09
July 8, 2020
Discussing the Celtics Roster and Laughing at Sixers Fans with Dan Greenberg
Sam and Jack are back again with this week with another great guest - Dan Greenberg from Barstool Sports!! We talk to Greenie about the current state of the Celtics roster including who will step u in Orlando and who he thinks will be on the team next year. Then we dive into the funny issues of conversing with Sixers fans on Twitter, the Celtics not having good introduction videos, and why the C's don't always wear their white jerseys at home. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Dan's Twitter: @StoolGreenie Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:11
July 5, 2020
A Healthy Celtics Squad and Discussing the Seeding for the Orlando Playoffs
Sam and Jack are back again on a Wednesday. With lots of news coming in such as players opting out and teams staying healthy, we talk about all the quotes and news surrounding the NBA restart. We also touch on the Celtics, what they have to do to obtain the 2 seed, and discuss Kemba Walker as he returns from nursing a knee injury. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
57:39
July 1, 2020
The Orlando Return and the Celtics' Future with Tom Westerholm
Sam and Jack are back again with another awesome guest - Tom Westerholm!! We talk about the players opting out of Orlando, free agents signing with teams, the Celtics potentially making move, and a little about what the future of the Celtics will look like. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Tom's' Twitter: @Tom_NBA Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:01:48
June 26, 2020
NBA Mini Free Agency and Who the Celtics Should Sign
Sam and Jack are back once more with a "Tuesday" episode. A day late on this podcast, sorry guys! We talk about the recent "free agency" signings throughout the NBA, the players who are opting out of Orlando, and who we think the Celtics could/should sign for the NBA restart! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
55:09
June 24, 2020
Our Favorite Celtics Stories and YouTube Talk with Halftime Productions
Sam and Jack are back once more with another super cool guest - James from Halftime Productions on YouTube! He tells us about how he became a Celtics fan, how he started his awesome YouTube channel, and we also talk about some things going on with the Celtics right now! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! James' Twitter: @HalftimeProd James' Instagram: @jim.weldon5 and @halftimeyt https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5qsOBsQJ0BsJZOpRI42wvw Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:08:04
June 19, 2020
How Many Jerseys Do We Own and NBA 2K20 Talk
Sam and Jack are back once more with a Tuesday episode. The podcast is moving to twice a week moving forward, so hopefully we can get more content out for you guys! We talk about our jersey collections, the Celtics workout clips, NBA 2K20, and more! Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
50:26
June 16, 2020
A Potential Isaiah Thomas Return and Funny Sports Betting Stories with Dante Turo
Sam and Jack are back once more with an awesome guest - Dante Turo (@DanteOnDeck)! He gives us his thoughts on things like the return to play, a potential return of Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics, and we have some laughs talking about sports betting without any sports. Let us know who you want to see on the show next time! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by @BannerTownJack and @ParquetPress! Dante's Twitter: @DanteOnDeck https://danteondeck.wordpress.com/ Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @BannerTownJack https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:14
June 12, 2020
The Return of the NBA and Fun Interview Stories with Adam Taylor
Sam and Jack are back with an awesome guest - Adam Taylor from CelticsBlog and the CelticsPod podcast! With the NBA just recently passing a new 22-team format to return to play, we discuss what this means for the Celtics and the rest of the league. Sam and I also ask Adam about his recent interviews with Gordon Hayward and Mike Gorman! Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show! Once again, thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Adam's Twitter: @AdamTaylorNBA Adam's Links: https://linktr.ee/adamtaylornba Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
43:22
June 5, 2020
A Season at Disney and the Young Celtics' Lifestyle with Max Lederman
Sam and Jack are back with special guest Max Lederman! We talk about a bunch of things from the possibility of restarting the season in Disney, to the way Kyrie affects his team, and even about possible replacements for Game of Zones... Make sure to follow all of us on Twitter and keep up on other social media platforms. Let us know if you want us to talk about anything else on the show. Once again, thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:07:10
May 22, 2020
The Top 74 NBA Players Ever and What We Think
Sam and Jack are finally back for another podcast! With the NBA season currently suspended indefinitely, there hasn't been too much to talk about in terms of the Celtics and basketball in general. Recently, ESPN put out a list of the top 74 NBA players ever, so we decided to give our thoughts and opinions on the list. Make sure to follow us both on Twitter and Tweet at us with anything else you want to hear us talk about. Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
56:42
May 15, 2020
Begging for Basketball Back and Answering Hypothetical Questions
Sam and Jack are back again for a podcast with no basketball on... let's just say we had t get creative. Sorry for the weird audio, I'm back home from college and the rain was super loud when we recorded this. I'll try and find a better recording setting next time. Anyways, let us know what you think and what else you want us to talk about during this time. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:04:31
March 24, 2020
From the LAUGHTERS: Funny Restaurant Employee Stories
Sam and I are back for another LAUGHTERS episode, where we tell some of our favorite stories from the times we worked in restaurant. With the NBA season suspended, expect some more LAUGHTERS episodes, and keep in touch with our social media for more Parkcast streams on Mixer. Follow us on social media, and thanks for listening to From the Rafters presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press. Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
53:32
March 14, 2020
Philly vs. Boston and the Inside Scoop on Celtics Media with Max Lederman
Hosts Sam and Jack have guest Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) on the show today to talk about the Celtics struggles, the Sixers struggles, and what really goes on behind the scenes of Celtics Media. Make sure to leave us a rating on iTunes and follow us on Spotify. Check out all three of us on social media, and make sure to keep up with weird Celtics Twitter at all times. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA and Parquet Press! Max's Twitter: @Max_Lederman Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress Jack's Twitter: @bannertownusa https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ https://bannertownusa.com/
01:00:37
March 10, 2020
Begging Ainge to Make Trades and Looking into the Celtics' Future with Joe Murray
Sam and I have special guest Joe Murray on the podcast today to discuss the Celtics recent antics. We take a look at what could be causing the late season struggles, and then take a look into the future of the organization. Make sure to check out Joe on 98.5 The Sports Hub and on his Over/Under 98.5 podcast. All links will be below. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Joe's Twitter: @JoeyMurr https://985thesportshub.com/podcasts/over-under-98-5/ Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
44:19
March 6, 2020
From the LAUGHTERS: Nursing Home Stories and College Life Differences
From the LAUGHTERS is back again for another episode. We just keep the recording rolling as we continue on with our everyday conversations. Sam's in the comedy club so he's much funnier than I am, but I try my best. Hope you guys enjoy listening to these episodes as much as we enjoy making them. I think they can reach a bigger audience outside of just the basketball community. Make sure to follow us on social media and thanks for listening to From the LAUGHTERS! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
28:25
March 4, 2020
Celtics Bench Woes and Please Stop the Hayward Slander
Sam and Jack tackle the issue that is the Celtics bench. However, Wanamaker is still a solid player in the eyes of this podcast. Oh, and Gordon Hayward is a GREAT BASKETBALL PLAYER> Casual fans just don't know what's up and need to be stop. Anyways, make sure to follow both of us on social media (linked below). Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter:@bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
01:03:08
March 3, 2020
From the LAUGHTERS: Post Show Storytimes
Sam and I decided that instead of just cutting off the recording after we do a show, we'd record our conversations afterwards and turn it into a show of its own. And so, From the LAUGHTERS was born.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thanks for listening! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
01:18:28
March 1, 2020
More Jayson Tatum Hype and Why ESPN is Falling Off with Sam LaFrance
Sam and I talk about a whirlwind of topics as we stay on the Jayson Tatum hype. The Celtics are playing great, ESPN isn't what people like nowadays, and the massive log jam at the forward position for All-NBA teams. As usual, make sure to check us both out on social media. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twiter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
56:05
February 29, 2020
Superstar Tatum and Kyrie Slander with Sam LaFrance
Sam (@ParquetPress) and I talk about the refs in the Lakers game and how good Jayson Tatum is becoming before our very eyes. Also, will Kemba Walker be back soon, or is this going to turn into something long turn for some reason? We bring back some Kyrie talk for some reason, even though I'm sick of hearing his name at this point. Make sure to follow us both on Twitter! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
55:02
February 25, 2020
When Will They Return: Timelord, Kemba, and Isaiah Thomas with Sam LaFrance
A nice chill episode for you guys today. I have Sam from @ParquetPress back on the show to talk about all things returns. When will Timelord and Kemba return? Will Isaiah Thomas return at all? All this and more! Make sure to follow both of us on social media. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
53:14
February 22, 2020
Mid-Season Hype and More Random Tangents with Sam LaFrance
Sam from @ParquetPress is back on the show to talk about the general NBA mid-way through the season! As we talk, we end up on a ton of random tangents, making for a pretty entertaining listen. Make sure to follow both of us on social media! Thanks again for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
57:58
February 20, 2020
All-Star Recap and the Long-Term Celtics with Jay King
I have Jay King (@ByJayKing) from the Athletic on the show to wrap up All-Star weekend. We talk Aaron Gordon, Kyle Lowry, and Common. After that we move into talking about how the Celtics should proceed this year, and in the long-term. Make sure to follow us on both of our socials! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Jay's Twitter: @ByJayKing My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
48:25
February 17, 2020
The Surging Celtics and All-Star Weekend with StoolGreenie
I have Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) from Barstool Sports on the show today to talk about the Celtics and All-Star weekend festivities. We talk about how Rob Williams III will fit back in the rotation, and who we think is going to take the dunk contest tonight! Make sure to follow both of us on social media, and keep up with the blogs. Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Greenie's Twitter: @StoolGreenie My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
47:19
February 15, 2020
Twitter Questions and Random Celtics Tangents
Sam (@ParquetPress) is back on the podcast to answer some questions people asked us on Twitter. We discuss Timelord and Romeo, and go on tangents that lead to some crazy discussions! Like, would you want Embiid on the Celtics? Make sure you follow us both on Twitter so you can get your questions in next time we do one of these episodes! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA. Sam's Twitter: @ParquetPress https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
58:28
February 13, 2020
How the Celtics Match Up Against the East
I have special guest Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) on the podcast this episode to talk about how the Celtics would matchup in a 7 game series against the Eastern Conference playoff teams. We talk Giannis, the Toronto win-streak, and the dumpster fire that is Philly right now. Tune in on all platforms and make sure to follow us both on social media! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA. Tom's Twitter: @Tom_NBA My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
55:58
February 10, 2020
ITN Refs, Romeo, and Rob
In another "In the Now" episode, I talk about the situation with the NBAs refs at the moment. On top of that, I discuss the potential of Romeo Langford, and how Timelord could help the Celtics out in the playoffs. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @bannertownusa and visit bannertownusa.com for all the new articles!
12:45
February 8, 2020
ITN Trade Deadline Gut Reaction
Welcome to In The Now! These are going to be short, 5-10ish minute episodes where I talk about my gut reactions, real time thoughts, and personal opinions about things going on right now. They usually will come out as soon as something big happens, so keep an eye out on my Twitter (@bannertownusa) to see when they drop! Thanks for listening to From the Rafters: In the Now! My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
09:03
February 6, 2020
The Capela Woj Bomb and Potential Celtics Bench Additions
I have Corey (@celticshive) on the show to talk about the massive four team trade that just went down. We talk about hoe the Rockets are going to play small ball, and who got the worst package in the trade. After that we discuss possible additions to help bolster the Celtics bench through trades or signings. Make sure to follow Corey, and myself, on social media for all the latest news and content! Corey's Twitter: @celticshive My Twitter: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
46:45
February 6, 2020
Playoff Contenders or Playoff Pretenders
I have special guest AJ King on the podcast today to talk about who the real threats are this year. We go through the NBA teams we think could potentially be contenders or pretenders for the title and/or the playoffs. Make sure to follow AJ on all his socials listed below, and do the same for me!! Thanks for tuning in to From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! AJ's Socials: Twitter/Insta: @allday_ajking Insta Brand: @sketchculture My Socials: Twitter/Insta: @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
52:30
February 3, 2020
The Celtics Fan Signal and Some Bench Trade Options
I have special guest Sam from @ParquetPress on the pod this episode! We talk about the recent All-Star reserve announcements, who the Celtics could look to trade for, and if Celtics fans should have a secret signal so we know who the real ones are. Make sure you follow both of us on Twitter, and tweet us any ideas for a possible Celtics "Jeep Wave" we could enforce. Enjoy From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA! Sam's Socials:  @ParquetPress (Twitter) CelticPride (YouTube) https://parquetpress.wordpress.com/ My Socials:  @bannertownusa https://bannertownusa.com/
51:37
February 1, 2020
One on One Tournament and the Zion Effect
My guest Danny Hanley and I dive into discussion about the upcoming All-Star weekend. We take a look at what a potential 1v1 tournament would look like with all the best players from this year.  In addition, we talk about Zion's debut, the Celtics needs, and look at the leaked All-Star game jerseys. (This episode was recorded before All-Star starters were announced, so keep that in mind.) Twitter - @bannertownusa Instagram - @bannertownusa bannertownusa.com
39:58
January 24, 2020
NBA Nonsense and the Los Angeles Warriors
I have my good friend Eli Vidoni on the show to talk basketball. For context, Eli didn't know what team Jordan played for, who plays for the Celtics, or even that Giannis is a real player. He was a fun talk to say the least. Enjoy the latest of From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA.
42:54
January 21, 2020
Potential Trades and Potential All Stars
I have guest Adam Taylor (@adamtaylornba) on the podcast to talk about all things hypothetical. Where will Drummond be traded? Should the Celtics make a trade? What need should that trade fill? Will Trae Young be an All-Star? All this and more on From the Rafters, presented by Banner Town, USA!
41:32
January 17, 2020
Playoff Predictions and the First All Star Ballot Returns
Once again I have guest Henry Simone on the show to talk about the always developing playoff race in the NBA, as well as the first All-Star ballot returns for 2020. We dive into some talk about the Celtics at the end of the podcast, too, so stay tuned!
54:16
January 3, 2020
Teams of the Decade
I have guest Henry Simone on the podcast today to talk about the last decade of basketball. On the last day of this decade, we discuss which franchise was the best this decade, and which was the worst. I hope you enjoy!
01:32:48
December 31, 2019
Welcome Podcast
Welcome to From the Rafters! Hosted by Banner Town, USA, we talk about the NBA MVP race, NBA All-Star voting, and the current state of the Celtics. With guests Danny Hanley and Henry Simone, enjoy this free-spirited, uncensored discussion about the basketball world.
58:09
December 29, 2019