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Triple Zeros

Triple Zeros

By Josh Buckhalter
Sports talk, analysis, and interviews hosted by Josh Buckhalter. Hot takes are everywhere in the world of sports. But when cooler heads prevail, what will the story be? That's where Triple Zeros comes in. This is the best place to get your sports fix without getting hooked on nonsense. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook and JoshGBuck and @3ZerosPod!

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Ryan Taylor of NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bulls Media Day
Happy to welcome Ryan Taylor (@rytay_), Digital Content Producer for NBC Sports Chicago, to Triple Zeros! Ryan joins us to discuss the Chicago Bulls on the heels of a very revealing and eventful Media Day and the first day of training camp. We talk about the impact of Lonzo Ball’s surgery and absence as well as the effect the entire situation appears to be having on him. Ryan later shares who he expects to start in Ball’s absence – and who he would start – after Billy Donovan hinted at a training camp battle Then, we shift towards how the offense is expected to look after Patrick Williams alluded to major changes this season. Could we see him unlock a new level of playmaking alongside the Bulls’ Big 3? Ryan also gives his assessment of the Arturas Karnisovas-led front office and their approach leading up to and including this offseason. Will their decision to “run it back” pay off? All of that and much more on this episode of Triple Zeros! Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports), and check out today! Heavy on Bulls/Last Word on Pro Football/Soaring Down South
September 28, 2022
Alex Shapiro - Chicago Bears Season Preview
Happy to welcome Alex Shapiro of NBC Sports Chicago to the show to talk all things Chicago Bears. Training camp and the preseason are now over and Week 1 of the regular season is right around the corner. Alex shared his thoughts on the differences between the new coaching staff led by Matt Eberflus and the old one led by Matt Nagy. He also spoke on the state of the wide receiving corps beyond third-year man Darnell Mooney and what to make of the chatter about Teven Jenkins getting traded while he’s manned the starting right guard position. Things switch over to the defense as Alex gets honest about his expectations from the Bears' pass rush. Will Trevis Gipson take another step? Can Robert Quinn turn in another signature season? What about the secondary with two rookies at cornerback (Kyler Gordon) and safety (Jaquan Brisker)? Be sure to follow Alex on Twitter @AlexShapiroNBCS and check out all of his amazing coverage of the Bears! Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports), and check out today! Heavy on Bulls/Last Word on Pro Football/Soaring Down South
September 05, 2022
Bears Preseason Catch-Up/Bulls Offseason Recap
Triple Zeros returns with a slew of updates from the Chicago Bears training camp. We’ll go over who the standouts have been, how the team has looked, and what to expect this coming season. We also recap the preseason opener – a 19-14 Bears comeback victory – and get into how much we’ll see of the starters the rest of the summer.  Then, things switch to the Chicago Bulls whose offseason has gone from boring to action-packed. Their stars and young guys have all made been making headlines for all of the right reasons including showing out in pro-ams and training together. But there are some rumors that force us to ask the tough questions about the head coach.  All of that and more from around the NBA and NFL!   Follow us everywhere (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today! Heavy on Bulls/Last Word on Pro Football/Soaring Down South
August 15, 2022
Kenneth Davis - Talking Chicago Bears
Kenneth Davis of The Under Center Podcast and WARR Media joins Triple Zeros to talk about his journey and, of course, the Chicago Bears. We go over what to make of wide receiver David Moore’s arrest while making a run for the border. Also, are general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus completely sold on quarterback Justin Fields? If so, have they done enough to support him? We also touch on why fans should continue to trust, not rush, the process and so much more. Be sure to follow Kenneth on Twitter @ThatsDavis and keep up with all of the great work that he and the rest of the crew do for NBC Sports Chicago on the Under Center podcast and all of the great content being created over at WARR Media. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
July 13, 2022
Very Late Draft Review, Kinda Late Free Agency Primer
Dropping in to do an extremely late draft review and trying to catch up on all of the happenings in NBA free agency. Favorite pick is easy: Paolo Banchero going No. 1 overall. But also, which team had the best draft? Who had the worst? The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls went in surprising directions. Were they the right ones?  The news of the day was Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets just one day after teammate Kyrie Irving opted into the final year of his deal. Can either of the Bulls or Hawks land the 12-time All-Star? Atlanta already made the blockbuster of the offseason (so far) acquiring Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs. Will the Bulls get in on the action? The New York Knicks made quick work of Jalen Brunson's free agency despite reports he would take other meetings. All of that and free agency has not even officially begun! Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
July 01, 2022
Jack Simone - Talking Boston Celtics
It was a pleasure to welcome NBA writer, Jack Simone to the show! We covered his unique journey into the world of sports journalism and just how he finds time to cover all of the beats that he does. He gave his take on the Boston Celtics' loss in the NBA Finals, what happened to star forward Jayson Tatum, and on the job Boston's Ime Udoka did as a rookie head coach. How did the Golden State Warriors' experience impact the Celtics and, ultimately the series? Also, Jack sends a strong message on Marcus Smart's ideal role on the team going forward. Then, we get into the Hornets hiring Kenny Atkinson to be their head coach only to have him back out days later. How big of a surprise was it and in what direction will they go now? Also, what draft prospects make the most sense for the Hornets in Thursday's draft? Could they make a move for a young upside player to fill a big need? Lastly, what does Jack make of all the rumors surrounding the Bulls? Hear what he thinks of that and what Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert would have if the Bulls traded for him this summer. Plus, what should they do with youngsters Patrick Williams and Coby White? Follow Jack on Twitter (@JackSimoneNBA) and read his work for Heavy, Celtics Blog, At the Hive, and Enjoy Basketball. Also, check him out on the "From the Rafters" podcast. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 22, 2022
Shoot 3s and Win Championships
A tip of the cap to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. That makes four titles in the last eight seasons and seven overall. That and his first Finals MVP should put the legacy talk to bed. Klay Thompson ethered Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. for something that happened during the regular season. Jayson Tatum may be the Boston Celtics' best player. But he is far from the Kobe Byant replica he fancied himself to be. The latest Chicago Bulls rumor finally brings some positive news while Atlanta Hawks management is pumping the breaks on rumors of sweeping changes. How will Christian Wood getting traded from the Houston Rockets to the Dallas Mavericks impact the trade market this summer? Apparently, nobody wants to pick after the first three selections in the June 23 NBA Draft. On the NFL side, second-year quarterback Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears wrapped an up-and-down mandatory three-day minicamp. Will the front office do more to surround him with weapons? They could always try to flip disgruntled EDGE Robert Quinn for a pass-catcher. The Bears joined the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and Washington Football Team in being fined for excessive hitting in offseason workouts. Chicago (this offseason) and Dallas (next offseason) both lost practices. The New Orleans Saints revealed their new alternate helmets. New York Jets rookie and 10th-overall pick, Garrett Wilson, got a reality check during his appearance on Ryan Clark's "The Pivot". Deshaun Watson's camp is anticipating severe punishment from the league as the result of his 24 lawsuits for sexual misconduct. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 19, 2022
Pat Benson Jr. - Talking Atlanta Hawks
Triple Zeros is happy to welcome Pat Benson Jr. of Sports Illustrated's All Hawks to the show. We get into everything from his journey to journalism, his love for sneakers leading to his authoring a book about a basketball icon, and how personal tragedy played a part. All of that before we even got to the Hawks who appear set for an active offseason. Hear what Pat thinks of the season that was, some of the trade rumors buzzing around the Hawks, and what to make of recent injury revelations.  Pat then puts on his general manager's cap for the Hawks and gives his take on what a successful offseason might look like.  His attention then shifts towards the Los Angeles Lakers; his favorite team. He tells us just how far he is willing to go to get L.A. back on track after a tumultuous season. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, pack your bags. Be sure to follow Pat on Twitter (@Pat_Benson_Jr) and read all of his great work at Also, be sure to grab your copy of his book, "Kobe Bryant's Sneaker History (1996-202)" on Amazon.  Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 15, 2022
'This is Still Going 7 Games'
This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off by updating the latest buzz around the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. The Rudy Gobert rumors took a big blow with a report of the core expected to be back including Nikola Vucevic. But we did get an interesting nugget about their free agency plans. The Hawks have been linked to Utah Jazz center as well as Detroit Pistons forward, Jerami Grant. Will they move John Collins? Will Bogdan Bogdanovic's knee hold up after another surgery? Zooming out, Stephen Curry put on a Herculean performance in Game 4. But he needs his co-stars to start co-starring going forward. Where will the next Boston Celtics or Golden State Warriors come from? Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns are negotiating in public. And if Phil Knight's money is not good enough, who's is? On the NFL side, Chicago Bears quarterback, Justin Fields, has both impressed and struggled in camp. While that is expected, the team should do this one thing to help him out this season. Former Bears and new Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman, Akiem Hicks, took a shot at the quarterback history in Chicago. Man, was he spot on. Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp just secured the bag this offseason. Cleveland Browns quarterback, Deshaun Watson, is facing yet another allegation. That makes 24 now. Lamar Jackson's contract situation has devolved into a one-sided PR battle. Wal-Mart's money is better than Nike's apparently. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 12, 2022
Drew Stevens - Talking Chicago Bulls
Drew Stevens (@LookWhatDrewDid) of Bulls On Tap and WARR Media joined the show to talk about all of the rumors surrounding the team. We get into Zach LaVine's free agency, what to do with Coby White and Nikola Vucevic, and whether or not the Bulls should go after Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert. Plus, hear what Drew would do if he had full control of the team this offseason including who he would target in free agency to help round out this roster. Then, things zoom out to the playoffs as a whole. Drew talks about what surprised him the most this postseason. Hint: it was in the first round, but it was not the Bulls. We also talk about expectations for the NBA Finals ahead of Game 3 between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors. Can Boston take advantage of homecourt to bounce back? Be sure to follow Drew on Twitter and read his work at Bulls On Tap and WARR Media. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 08, 2022
The NBA Finals start on Thursday, who ya got? While Golden State has the experience, Boston matches up well. And you can never underestimate youthful exuberance. The Chicago Bulls will have some work to do if Zach LaVine leaves. They also have to get Lonzo Ball healthy. A similar story is brewing with the Atlanta Hawks who are ready for wholesale changes in search of a second star, possibly even LaVine. LeBron James became the first active player to reach billionaire (with a “b”) status. On the NFL side, the Chicago Bears have a couple of routes they can take to help fill out their wide receiver room. If they do it right, they might be able to do enough to sneak into the playoffs this season. Kyler Murray showing up to camp means one of two things. Either he knows he has a new deal coming or he will soon experience a vague injury until he gets what he wants. All that and more! Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 03, 2022
He Keeps Doing Them Dirty
Taking stock of the NBA Conference Finals, Jimmy Butler delivered on his promise. The Miami Heat took care of business in Game 3 versus Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo and Jaylen Brown both had stellar performances on the evening. In the Western Conference Finals, the Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors just keep coming at Luka Docic and the Dallas Mavericks. Zach LaVine's future is becoming more of a debate than is comfortable. But are we just overreacting to the typical process of a first-time free agent? On the NFL side, the Chicago Bears are starting to push back on narratives. Second-year quarterback Justin Fields came out in defense of his receiving corp. Will they catch some teams by surprise next season? Also, look for Robert Quinn to be a hot ticket item around the trade deadline. The Cleveland Browns took one option off of the board re-signing Jadeveon Clowney. The league also seems to be turning against Washington Commanders owner, Daniel Snyder. But will something actually be done, or is this just more posturing? Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 23, 2022
‘Before Jerry West Was on My Socks’
This episode of Triple Zeros starts off picking winners for the two Game 7s taking place on Sunday. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks advance on the road against Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics? Then, can the Dallas Mavericks pull off the upset against last year's NBA Finals runner-up in the Chris Paul-led Phoenix Suns? Secretly, there are a couple of Finals matchups that would be more intriguing than others both for basketball and marketing reasons.  Chicago Bulls free agent Zach LaVine's name came up in discussion of yet another team ahead of free agency. Draymond Green had something to say to Kendrick Perkins after the Golden State Warriors knocked off the Ja Morant-less Memphis Grizzlies. On the NFL side, the Chicago Bears are going with a strength-in-numbers approach at wide receiver. But there is still upside among the unheralded group led by Darnell Mooney. Former 16-year veteran running back, Frank Gore, celebrated his 39th birthday with a knockout in his professional boxing debut. A hearing to determine whether Jon Gruden vs Roger Goddell will be heard by an arbitrator or in a trial has a date set. New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston spoke about what his return to football means to him. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 15, 2022
Media Narratives and Outside Perceptions
This episode of Triple Zeros starts off marveling at the Milwaukee Bucks' comeback win over the Boston Celtics before checking in on the other four playoff series. Joel Embiid has a point about narratives affecting voting. Did he actually benefit from the media push more than Nikola Jokic? Free-agent guard Zach LaVine has gone from a lock to return to possible flight risk. But the grass is not necessarily greener elsewhere after the season the Chicago Bulls put together. The Atlanta Hawks are heavy in trade rumors with everyone but Trae Young on the table after a disappointing finish to the season. As Lakers' ownership draws lines in the sand, could we see Kyrie Irving make his way to Los Angeles this summer? On the NFL side, the Chicago Bears have not gotten the benefit of the doubt. That is what happens when your organization has gone through decades of futility. Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he would not go out of his way to mentor rookie Malik Willis. It is his right to be a poor teammate and will ultimately be his downfall. The Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens should do whatever it takes to ensure Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson are with them, respectively, for a very long time. Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 12, 2022
The Review-Preview: 2022 NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs 2nd Round
This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off with some NFL Draft discussion as the Chicago Bears made some interesting choices with their Day 2 and 3 picks. Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mitchell Trubisky found themselves as clear losers despite both being veterans and former high draft picks themselves. A.J. Brown and Hollywood Brown both find themselves in better situations after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, respectively. What does it mean for their old teams? New Minnesota Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah got flamed after his trade with the Detroit Lions netted less than expected. On the NBA side, wrapping up the first round of the playoffs. What is next for the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks after varying levels of disappointment in their first-round matchups? The Utah Jazz appear headed for a Rudy Gobert-Donovan Mitchell break up while the Minnesota Timberwolves need Karl-Anthony Towns to put up or shut up. Nikola Jokic needs Jamal Murray back from a rehab process the guard has admitted has been mentally challenging. The Toronto Raptors have a brighter future than the Brooklyn Nets. Plus picks for the second round! Heavy on Bulls Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 01, 2022
From Seeing Ghosts to Proven QB?
This episode of Triple Zeros starts off talking about Zach LaVine's Chicago Bulls and how their season has been a success regardless of what happens in the playoffs. Then we move on to Trae Young's Atlanta Hawks who are still battling for positioning in the Play-In Tournament on the final day of the regular season. Joel Embiid has led the Philadelphia 76ers to the four-seed in the Eastern Conference, but that doesn't mean the voters "hate" him if he doesn't win MVP. That award should go to the guy who just recorded the first 2000-point, 1000-rebound, 500-assist season in NBA history. Finally, Commissioner Adam Silver is concerned with the amount of games star players are missing, but his plan for extra incentives complicates a simple problem. On the NFL side, the New Orleans Saints and Philadephia Eagles made a big trade to swap picks, but was it too soon for the former to truly take advantage? Colin Kaepernick threw at the University of Michigan pro day. It is hard to imagine that it will be enough to get him more than lip service from an NFL team after all this time, though. Former New York Jets and current Panthers quarterback, Sam Darnold, had some interesting things to say about his short NFL career. And Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Stefon Diggs, bet on himself and cashed in this offseason. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 10, 2022
My Spida-Sense is Tingling
This episode of Triple Zeros wonders if the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert era has run its course for the sixth-seeded Utah Jazz. Then, could Gobert make sense for a Chicago Bulls team that is sliding and has clear weaknesses? The Atlanta Hawks have won five straight to take over the eight-seed -- no team wants to face them in the postseason. Kevin Durant is right about the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder having to retire his number, you cannot tell the story of either organization without mentioning him. Both Los Angeles teams have dealt with injuries but the Lakers are sliding while the Clippers have done better than expected. And Zion Williamson's workout videos come off as more of a demo reel than a notice to the New Orleans Pelicans front office. Switching over to the NFL, the new overtime rules aren't bad but it is good that they are keeping it to the postseason (for now). Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay lit into Carson Wentz but that is nothing compared to what is being alleged about Washington Commanders owner, Daniel Snyder regarding ticket sales. Bruce Arians may or may not have been made to step away from the sidelines, but he leaves an indelible mark that the league is still trying to emulate through rules changes. The Los Angeles Rams have signed Bobby Wagner to a big deal begging the question, once again, is the salary cap real? Finally, Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin proved once again why he is a certain host's favorite NFL head coach. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 03, 2022
'Who...the Jets?'
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Udonis Haslem let Jimmy Butler know exactly how what would happen if they had to come to blows during a recent Miami Heat loss. Any talk of the Memphis Grizzlies being better without Ja Morant because they have a great record (17-2) without him is missing the big picture. They're also just flat-out wrong. Patrick Beverley has had more of a positive impact on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves than a former teammate who is still bumping heads with people. Whether or not you agreed with his stance, Kyrie Irving stood firm and has outlasted what devolved into a war of words with politicians. The rest of the East should be on notice. It isn't a surprise that the Los Angeles Lakers are guaranteed their first losing season in three years. It is disappointing, though. On the NFL side, Tyreek Hill goes from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins and made it very clear he wasn't considering the New York Jets despite rumors. On top of that, there is some buzz that Tom Brady could try to force his way down to South Beach after his 40-day retirement brought him back to Tampa. Could a riff with head coach Bruce Arians be the reason? The Cleveland Browns introduced Deshaun Watson and it went just as you would expect with the focus now back on the league and any possible suspension. On a related note, while there may be some interest with soon-to-be former Browns QB Baker Mayfield, teams are smart not to pony up draft capital just yet. That includes the Carolina Panthers who have also been linked to Arizona Cardinals passer Kyler Murray. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
March 27, 2022
KD Knows What Fans Want
This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off wondering why Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes was asked how he felt about LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers before entering the league. Also, just as the Golden State Warriors got the band back together, Stephen Curry gets hurt. Things then shift over to the Eastern Conference as the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade will end up as a push for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, but not in a good way. Still, Kevin Durant knows exactly what fans want (even if he doesn't care). And does Detroit Pistons wing Saddiq Bey having a 50-point outing prove the accomplishment isn't what it once was? On the NFL side, operation "No Days Off" is in full effect with Deshaun Watson getting traded from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns. The Las Vegas Raiders signed Chandler Jones and then traded for Davante Adams leaving the AFC West incredibly loaded. Still, the Jacksonville Jaguars are the team currently "winning the offseason". Tom Brady is trying to recruit Julio Jones to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pete Carroll brought up Colin Kaepernick for no reason (again). Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
March 20, 2022
What's an Offseason?
This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off talking about the return of Zion Williamson to the New Orleans Pelicans this week to complete his rehab. Then, which one is a contender and which one is a pretender between Kevin Durant's Brooklyn Nets or Joel Embiid's Philadelphia 76ers? Their lopsided head-to-head matchup certainly saw Kyrie Irving look like a better sidekick than James Harden. Former Sacramento Kings guard Jason Williams said Kobe Bryant arguably wasn't in his top-five all-time Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA world celebrates Gregg Popovich after he passed Don Nelson for the most coaching wins in NBA history. On the NFL side, the offseason doesn't mean a time for rest. The Chicago Bears traded Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers which could mean a big opportunity for third-year EDGE Trevis Gipson. Russell Wilson is now a member of the Denver Broncos after Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a deal, but is it too late? Carson Wentz showed enough to convince the Washington Commanders to give up draft capital for his services. And, whatever Aaron Rodgers says, the opposite is probably true. Deshaun Watson could soon have a new address too after his criminal trial was dismissed, though, he still has to deal with civil litigation as well as the league's investigation. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
March 12, 2022
That Wasn't Very Convincing
This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off wondering just how much of the New York Knicks woes are on Tom Thibodeau and how culpable Julius Randle is after the latter blew up on Cam Johnson of the Phoenix Suns. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five straight and four in a row with James Harden in the lineup. What’s their ceiling? The Ja Morant-Derrick Rose comparisons are unfair to the Memphis Grizzlies superstar point guard. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers struggles were predictable, injuries and all. On the NFL side, QB chatter once again rules the discussion with Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson – who the Washington Commanders attempted to trade for – all earning their fair share of the headlines. The New York Giants have made running back Saquon Barkley available while the New England Patriots are letting cornerback JC Jackson test free agency. Plus, new Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniels is either not sold on Tua Tagovailoa or in over his head and possibly both! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
March 05, 2022
'I'm So Sorry, Patrick'
This episode kicks off with the NBA as the league returns from the All-Star break. Hear what Draymond Green had to say about Rudy Gobert and why he was right. But first, The Chicago Bulls have been even better than expected despite being banged up all season long. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks can't overcome the inconsistent effort that has played a large part in their disappointing season to this point. James Harden made his debut alongside Joel Embiid in a Philadephia 76ers victory. Ben Simmons is not as close to returning as Kevin Durant is for the Brooklyn Nets but the even bigger story is that Kyrie Irving may soon be a full-time player. And what should we make of Zion Williamson's situation with the New Orleans Pelicans? On the NFL side, Russell Wilson is the Kyler Murray of Aaron Rodgerses after his social media antics this week. It's time for the Seattle Seahawks to move on even if it's a year late. Matt Nagy (and Ryan Pace) landed a new job; his old one! He'll be the senior assistant and quarterback's coach for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Brian Flores landed an assistant role in Pittsburgh and it might not be too far-fetched to believe that Deshaun Watson could join him. Teams are reportedly still lining up with trade offers even with his sexual assault cases still ongoing. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
February 26, 2022
Told Ya So...
The Super Bowl ended just as predicted, sort of.  The Los Angeles Rams did get the win, but the thought that they would blow the Cincinnati Bengals out was always a bit of an overstep. Now Joe Burrow and Matt Stafford are both facing legacy questions. They aren't alone, though, as quarterbacks are once again poised to dominate the discourse over the offseason following Tom Brady's retirement (for now?), Aaron Rodgers' future, as well as re-visiting Russell Wilson's and, yes, even DeShaun Watson's situations. This is as Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals try to mend their relationship and the Las Vegas Raiders contemplate extending Derek Carr. On the NBA side, the All-Star break is here, needs work. The skills competition, like much of the weekend's festivities, has been revamped many times over only to continually fall short of the expectations set in years past. Karl-Anthony Towns won the three-point contest but even that came with three straight misses on his final rack. He still set a record so there's that. No contest has suffered more from the lack of star power and personalities than the dunk contest. New York Knicks F Obi Toppin won it but, in all honesty, his first dunk was far more impressive than his last. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
February 20, 2022
Is There a Game This Sunday?
Super Bowl LVI leads the show as the Los Angeles Rams should close as four-point favorites. So why are we taking the Cincinnati Bengals with the points? It's not just Joe Burrow! Also, can Matthew Stafford his Detroit Lions days behind him or will he make a commit a turnover that turns the tide? Lovie Smith makes his return to the big chair as the new head coach of the Houston Texans, an opportunity he deserves even if he did get the job after the optics around the Texans interest in Josh McCown only became worse. The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings both hired offensive-minded head coaches except neither has called plays.  The NBA's trade deadline certainly didn't disappoint with the Brooklyn Nets finally prying Ben Simmons, among other pieces, out of the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for James Harden who insisted he wasn't disgruntled until, of course, he was. The Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers all made solid trades at the deadline. Only one of the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks responded poorly after standing pat at the deadline but both teams could ultimately come to regret that decision come playoff time. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
February 12, 2022
Talking Chicago Bears and Bulls with 'Barberchair Scott' Lewis
Scott Lewis (aka Barberchair Scott) is the founder of The Barber's Chair Network, co-host of the 79th and Halas and 3rd Pick podcasts, as well as the host of 'I'm Not Gon Hold You'. He's also one of the best follows on Twitter and he joined me to talk about the Chicago Bears after they've hired their new regime. We talk about expectations, roster moves, and the team's search process. Perception versus Reality also came up after the Bears received a lot of attention throughout the entire process. Our attention turns to the first-place Bulls who have won five of their last seven despite a slew of injuries to key players. Scott shares his thoughts about the DeMar DeRozan-Zach LaVine dynamic, Nikola Vucevic finally settling in as a third option, and what he expects with the trade deadline just days away. Be sure to follow him (@BarbChairScott) and all of his work for @BarbersChairNet. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
February 06, 2022
Tom Brady's Unconfirmed Retirement, Conference Championship Sunday, and the NBA Trade Deadline
Tom Brady reportedly retired from the NFL after 22 seasons. Except, his lawyer came out and said the quarterback has yet to finalize his decision and will be the only one to officially make that announcement. Elsewhere in the NFL, the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants all hired general managers while the Bears, Giants, and Denver Broncos all hired head coaches. Sean Payton officially stepped away from the New Orleans Saints and Antonio Brown is stumping to join his cousin Hollywood in Baltimore. Odell Becham Jr reportedly warned Von Miller about Cleveland. And, of course, picks! The NBA's trade deadline is just under two weeks away and rumors are swirling. But at what point are the moves not worth the hit to a team's chemistry. Orlando Magic point guard Cole Anthony has committed to participating in the dunk contest during All-Star weekend. Meanwhile, Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins sounded less enthusiastic about his chances of heading to Cleveland. Joel Embiid paid for Jose Alvarado's fine and it's possible the Chicago Bulls need better health and more health to reach their potential. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
January 29, 2022
'Stop Disrespecting Me, Bro'
The NFL is bracing for what many call the best weekend in pro football, the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Derrick Henry is back and starting this weekend. But do the Tennesse Titans have enough firepower to keep up with Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals? Can Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers finally overcome his 0-3 history against a San Francisco 49ers team that might be the best-coached outfit in football? Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills have rediscovered an actual running game. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have rediscovered their balance too, though, and the difference could be the experience. That's why it would be foolish to count out Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Los Angeles Rams. Aaron Donald probably disagrees. Then, as the Baltimore Ravens fire their long-time DC following an injury-riddled season, the New York Giants have hired a general manager, and while the Houston Texans want teams to want Josh McCown as bad as they do.  On the NBA side, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons need to make amends, there is no better fit for each other. Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers need to stop their rumored trade talk too but for entirely different reasons. Kyrie Irving's return would make the Brooklyn Nets the favorites if they could be guaranteed health and that James Harden was fully bought in (instead of eyeing a partnership with Embiid). Also, the Chicago Bulls will take a hit but should be able to survive Lonzo Ball's absence and, don't look now, but the Atlanta Hawks are getting hot again. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
January 22, 2022
Super Wild Card Weekend
We kick things off by flipping the script and making picks first ahead of Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday. The Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals might just be too much for the great story that has been the Derek Carr (and Rich Bisaccia) Las Vegas Raiders season. Home teams should rule the weekend but don't be surprised if the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals make it interesting. The same could be said for Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers who certainly won't be intimidated by Arrowhead against the Kansas City Chiefs. Plus, we touch on the most intriguing head coaches and openings around the NFL including why one team is getting a bum deal for their search. On the NBA side, the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks kicked off #TradeSZN but will that solve the problem for either team? Josh Richardson of the Dallas Mavericks used a viral phrase to let Matisse Thybulle know what he thought of them as the two had a minor dustup in the Dallas Mavericks-Philadelphia 76ers game on Friday. And while the Chicago Bulls appear to have avoided serious issues with Zach LaVine's knee, they still need to make a move to protect themselves going forward. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
January 15, 2022
Bearing Down
Watching the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos while recording this, the Chiefs have one thing other teams simply do not: Patrick Mahomes. Antonio Brown made quite the exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline against the New York Jets. But after he threw Tom Brady under the bus, he better hope he's right about Bruce Arians and the Bucs treatment of his ankle injury. Do the Cincinnati Bengals run the AFC North now? Having Joe Burrow under center sure helps. The Las Vegas Raiders should give Rich Bisaccia a legitimate shot at the head coaching job. And Jim Harbaugh could still come to Chicago if the Bears give Ryan Pace the proper role with his anticipated new title. Plus, which division leaders can we trust heading into the NFL Playoffs next week? On the NBA side, Klay Thompson announces his return this Sunday when the Golden State Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers while there is a chance the Los Angeles Clippers get Kahwi Leonard back this season too. Meanwhile, finally healthy and playing well, DeMarcus Cousins got cut by the Milwaukee Bucks in a move intended to maintain roster flexibility (he's since signed with the Denver Nuggets). The Chicago Bulls are getting All-Star love while the Atlanta Hawks got some tough love from their general manager. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
January 09, 2022
A Few of My Favorite Things
As we wrap the second full year of Triple Zeros, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite moments. I joined Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) on his podcast, Heard Tell (@HeardTellShow), a little while back to discuss Jon Gruden's unceremonious exit from the Las Vegas Raiders and if there would be more fallout. We also got into the dangers of the current media environment where being first if rewarded more than being right and what things we can do, as content creators and consumers, to avoid those pitfalls. I was also fortunate enough to be invited onto the World Class Hoops Podcast (@WCHPNetwork) by host Chris Rouse (@KingRouse21). On top of the great show, Chris calls games for the Windy City Bulls, Chicago State University, and has been seen on ESPN+. We talked about the Chicago Bulls and our early impressions as they were still getting a feel for each other. Also brought up were the doubters who seemed very off-base in their assessments even in the preseason. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
December 27, 2021
"All of the Smoke"
Does Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley trust the analytics too much? He certainly doesn’t think so even after opting not to kick it likely cost his team the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Urban Meyer’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn’t end soon enough judging from the statement by rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. As hard as it might be for Chicago Bears fans to hear, Aaron Rodgers probably isn’t going anywhere. Plus, is Baker Mayfield right about the NFL’s handling of COVID testing after several games get re-scheduled this weekend? Speaking of, over 70 players have gone into health & safety protocols in the last week with the number growing every day. Are we nearing a period where, if not a stoppage, a pause for a couple of weeks is in order for teams to get healthy? Kevin Durant isn’t here for the backhanded compliments Skip Bayless tries to give him despite the latter’s insistence he “loves” the MVP hopeful. As for the award, Zach Lowe of ESPN thinks it is stupid for Nikola Jokic to be left out of the discussion. And, with Zion Williamson needing an injection to speed up the healing process in his foot, things are murky as ever with regards to the future for the New Orleans Pelicans. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
December 18, 2021
'Bloody Fn Loco'
Chase Claypool’s biggest mistake in NFL Week 14 wasn’t celebrating the late first down and the Pittsburgh Steelers let Ben Roethlisberger hold them hostage and are paying the price in the win column. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings have gotten all that they can with Mike Zimmer as their head coach. Was Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy even saying what Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera was overreacting to? There is a new report detailing how players and coaches have had just about enough of the Urban Meyer experience. On the NBA side, the Chicago Bulls are dealing with an outbreak of COVID at a tricky time. C.J. McCollum is dealing with a collapsed lung while his Portland Trail Blazers teammate Damian Lillard is fighting rumors he is looking to get Ben Simmons traded to the Northwest. We are officially on Stephen Curry-watch as he nears Ray Allen’s three-point record. The Indiana Pacers are already blowing it up and looking to move one or both of Domatas Sabonis and Myles Turner. All of that and much more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
December 11, 2021
A Jack of All Trades
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had their fair share of struggles before running away from the New Orleans Saints who could be facing some major changes in the future. In other NFL Week 13 storylines, it's time for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to part ways as neither side is what the other is looking for anymore. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is just the latest example of why you shouldn't invest heavily in the position. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians didn't mince words with regards to the three-game suspensions for Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards for falsifying their vaccination status. In the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers have parted ways with Neil Olshey after an investigation confirmed reports of a toxic/hostile work environment after hiring a new head coach this summer. Why haven't they hit the reset button on this roster; namely, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum? LeBron James "beat COVID" in two days, but the  Los Angeles Lakers still fell to the Clippers. It took Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to snap Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns (without Devin Booker) winning streak at 18 games. And the Chicago Bulls biggest critics have changed their tunes while the team has raised expectations.  Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
December 04, 2021
'What Are We Even Doing?'
The NFL kicked off Week 12 on Thanksgiving with the Chicago Bears beating the Detroit Lions and delaying what most believe is to be the inevitable firing of head coach Matt Nagy though, per ownership prior to the game, the two things were never related. Also from this game, Dan Campbell has many likable qualities, but is coaching one of them? In the best game of the day between Derek Carr’s Las Vegas Raiders and Dak Prescott’s Dallas Cowboys, the biggest takeaway could be that both teams are enigmas. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills trounced a group of players claiming to be the New Orleans Saints. How much stock can we put in this win after the losses they’ve had? In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls have shown an impressive level of adaptability as they sit near the top of the East. Meanwhile, Trae Young’s Atlanta Hawks have gone streaking in a good way to get themselves back into the thick of things. The Golden State Warriors are still atop the standings as is Stephen Curry in the MVP race. But the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker have won 15 straight and are the reigning Western Conference champions. And the Los Angeles Lakers are finding new ways to struggle. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
November 27, 2021
'The Game Put Me To Sleep'
Mac Jones and the New England Patriots shutout of Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons to kick off Week 11 in the NFL was so lopsided it put me to sleep. Why did Ryan/Atlanta run it back again? Elsewhere in the NFC South, Cam Newton is back with the Carolina Panthers and Antonio Brown is denying claims that he had a fake vaccination card his former chef says he received from a Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate. Derrick Henry could return this season. Plus, Matthew Stafford's wife is giving Patrick Mahomes' a run for her money in the bleacher food wars. On the NBA side, Zach LaVine's Chicago Bulls and Bradley Beal's Washington Wizards are spearheading two of the NBA's most surprising teams. Steph Curry has the Golden State Warriors looking like a true contender once again while he should be the (way-too-early) favorite for MVP. Players impacted the most by the league's new shooting foul rules like James Harden and Trae Young have begun to figure it out. Tristan Thompson had a strong message for his Sacramento Kings teammates while the Staples Center gets a new name. Also, is Giannis Antetokounmpo already planning to leave the Milwaukee Bucks? Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
November 20, 2021
Voices of Discontent
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Week 10 in the NFL kicked off with an upset as Tua Tagovailoa came off of the bench to help the Miami Dolphins topple Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Aaron Rodgers took a much different approach to his second appearance on the Pat McAfee Show in two weeks. Russell Wilson is set to return for the Seattle Seahawks as they take on the Green Bay Packers after missing half of the time expected with his fractured finger.  On the NBA side, Damian Lillard joins the chorus of players unhappy with the enforcement of the league's tweaks to shooting fouls. Rich Paul says the Philadelphia 76ers are making Ben Simmons' mental state worse. And the Chicago Bulls could be without center Nikola Vucevic for the next 10 days as he goes through health and safety protocols. All of that and much more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
November 12, 2021
Discount Double Checked
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Aaron Rodgers' choice of words has the NFL interested in the Green Bay Packers handling of COVID protocols. He'll miss this week's duel with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive. Elsewhere, injuries to Derrick Henry, Jameis Winston, and others have shaken up the top of both conferences. And Von Miller is about to have a resurgence with the Los Angeles Rams. On the NBA side, after ESPN's report on racism and misogyny by Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, the league is opening a full-blown investigation. Following a summer where Jon Gruden re-signed over similar allegations, could we see another situation similar to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling? He was forced out of the league in 2014 after private conversations were leaked. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
November 05, 2021
'Watcha Say Na Coach?'
In this episode of Triple Zeros: The Green Bay Packers win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football is the reason we shouldn't overreact to one game. The Kansas City Chiefs are too, but they are in trouble all the same. Sam Darnold was benched by the Carolina Panthers and folks are questioning OC Joe Brady. But why is Matt Rhule escaping blame? Also, the Cincinnati Bengals sit atop the AFC North. Do they have staying power? On the NBA side, Ja Morant and Steph Curry are tied for the league-lead in scoring. The former got the win in overtime on Thursday. Anthony Edwards called out his teammates after a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. They responded with a win over the reigning-champion Milwaukee Bucks. All of that and more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
October 29, 2021
'Welcome Back, NBA!'
In this episode of Triple Zeros: The NBA regular season tipped off and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks took it to Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. The Ben Simmons saga doesn't seem close to ending as Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey said he was ready to wait "years" for a resolution. The league also continued the celebration by announcing its 75th Anniversary Team.  On the NFL side, the Cleveland Brown out-grinded the Denver Broncos with Case Keenum and D'Ernest Johnson doing the heavy lifting. It also seems like Pete Carroll is just paying lip service about checking in with popular free-agent quarterbacks after the head coach mentions Cam Newton but opts for Jacob Eason. The Miami Dolphins are supposedly in on trading for embattled Houston Texans quarterback, Deshaun Watson. And the feds have gotten involved with the Washington Football Team's e-mails. All of that and more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
October 22, 2021
Just There So He Won't Get Fined
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Are Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers paper tigers? Their win over the Philadelphia Eagles wasn't that convincing. Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders and Adam Schefter caught a stray, but nothing on the Washington Football Team. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur dropped a quote that got a lot of fanfare but it was just the second-best quote this week. And of course, NFL Week 6 picks! Things switch over to the NBA as Ben Simmons has arrived in Philly, but does he intend on being a good soldier for the 76ers? Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving went live on Instagram to clear the air. He did not and still win not play until further notice. Plus, Dwayne Wade's son Zaire signs with the Jazz's G-League affiliate and opening night picks! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
October 15, 2021
No Fangio of Harbaugh
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Russell Wilson is in danger of missing his next start for the first time in his NFL career. He banged his right hand on the helmet of Los Angeles Rams defender Aaron Donald on Thursday Night Football. Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio had some pointed words for Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after the latter made sure to break a league record at the end of their blowout victory. Elsewhere, Urban Meyer is flaming out just like many thought, and possibly even worse after a video of him at a bar surfaced this week.  On the NBA side, Toronto is imposing strict COVID restrictions that could lead to jail time if violated. Kyrie Irving is officially listed as "out/ineligible" for the Brooklyn Nets first home game as he remains against getting vaccinated as Andrew Wiggins said the decision to get the shot wasn't really his. Ben Simmons is "taking note" of the fines levied against him by the Philadelphia 76ers and more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
October 08, 2021
Untenable Situations
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Reacting to Thursday Night Football and setting up the Week 4 slate. Among the biggest storylines are Andy Reid's returning to Philadelphia as the Chiefs take on the Eagles for the first time since 2017 and Tom Brady's return to Foxboro as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Plus the Chicago Bears move to Arlington is big news but secondary to needing a win this weekend as Matt Nagy (and several other coaches) could be feeling the heat. Things turn to the NBA as media day on Monday gave us a ton of soundbites and controversy. Ben Simmons still wants out of Philly and Joel Embiid has thoughts. Karl-Anthony Towns sounds tired of it all, and Zion Williamson insists everything is good down in New Orleans. All of that and much more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
October 01, 2021
Ben Simulations
In this episode of Triple Zeros, recapping Thursday Night Football where the Carolina Panthers beat the Houston Texans 24-9 but also lost Christian McCaffrey to a hamstring injury. How long is yet to be determined. Tua Tagovailoa will miss at least one start while Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields will make his starting debut against the Cleveland Browns. The Detroit Lions doing Detroit Lions things and Rob Gronkowski cleared the air about his study habits. And of course, picks! Things switch over to some quick NBA talk as Ben Simmons isn't the only star seeking a new situation. Oddly enough, the Minnesota Timberwolves are rumored to be interested but could be dealing with their own disgruntled star player in Karl-Anthony Towns. The situation between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans is also deteriorating rapidly. Could any of these players be on the move soon? Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
September 24, 2021
Need a Re-Do in Week 2
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Lamenting a rough Week 1 of NFL picks, stumping for Taylor Heinicke to get his chance, comparing Daniel Jones to Josh Allen, and previewing the Week 2 slate that is overrun with juicy storylines. Among them, Mac Jones vs Zach Wilson, Tyrod Taylor returning to Cleveland, and Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs taking on Lamar Jackson's Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football. Of course, there is an attempt to atone for last week's bomb with better picks for Week 2.  Things switch over to the NBA as former forward Richard Jefferson says Kevin Durant's Brooklyn Nets are superior to LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers. Also, who will be the Suns/Hawks of this coming season? Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today! 
September 19, 2021
Baltimore's Backfield Breaks
This episode of Triple Zeros starts by recapping the Cowboys-Buccaneers opener on Thursday Night Football making the Antonio Brown-Julian Edelman comparison. Cincinnati Bengals rookie Ja'Marr Chase made an interesting admission (and tweet) following his lackluster preseason. The Baltimore Ravens also saw their entire running back room be decimated in a matter of days prompting them to sign Latavius Murray to the active roster and Le'Veon Bell to the practice squad. And we had to get into Cam Newton's sit-down with his father, Cecil. All of that plus Week 1 NFL picks and more! Last Word on Pro Football Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
September 11, 2021
Familiar Face, New Place (J.J. Stankevitz Pt.3)
J.J. Stankevitz returns to Triple Zeros, this time, covering the Indianapolis Colts for We get into how important the 'draft-and-develop' method has led to such a deep and talented roster. He also talks about the anticipated impact Head Coach Frank Reich will have on Carson Wentz this season. Then we get into how a defense with no big names outside of Darius Leonard and DeForest Buckner can be so stout more often than not. He was also asked what it would take to get Chicago Bears backup quarterback Nick Foles down to Indy. Be sure to follow him on Twitter (@JJStankevitz) and at! Last Word on Sports Soaring Down South Pippen Ain't Easy Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
September 04, 2021
'In AK We Trust'
This week's Triple Zeros talks QBs with Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater being named the staters for their respective teams. We also got word first-overall pick Trevor Lawrence will start come Week 1, but Trey Lance and Justin Fields will not. Also discussed is whether or not the Chicago Bears-Tennessee Titans game should even be played with the latter missing nine personnel including Head Coach Mike Vrabel to health and safety protocols. The discussion turns to the NBA Nerlens Noel is suing Klutch Sports for lost earnings while the agency is countersuing for withheld commissions. Kevin Love is also heading towards a buyout apparently. We wonder how he would fit on the Hawks but it's presumed he will end up with LeBron James, college teammate Russell Westbrook, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Finally, Josh takes a moment to appreciate what the Chicago Bulls front office has done flipping the roster while maintaining flexibility.  All that and more! Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Be sure to follow on FB/Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
August 28, 2021
Rookie QB Bias
This episode of Triple Zeros starts with some NFL talk with Week 2 of the preseason on tap, Urban Meyer doing the most, and Mitchell Trubisky facing the Bears. Speaking of, their rookie quarterback, Justin Fields caught a lot of flack for doing more than the other rookies. Things switch over to the NBA with the schedule being released on Friday. We go over the opening week and Christmas day games, and first-overall pick Cade Cunningham's choice for the G.O.A.T. Plus more Bears, Bulls, and Hawks updates. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Be sure to follow on FB/Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
August 21, 2021
"Don't Call It a Comeback"
In this episode of Triple Zeros: Catching up on all of the NBA and NFL action we've missed. Starting with a tip of the cap to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks for winning the NBA Finals, then touching on the best and worst of free agency and the draft. Of course, the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks offseasons got discussed. Then things switched over to things to look forward to this coming season, including what to expect from the Chicago Bears and their impressive rookie quarterback Justin Fields.  Soaring Down South Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
August 14, 2021
Role Players Play Better at Home
In this episode of Triple Zeros: The Milwaukee Bucks have knotted up the NBA Finals, but they haven't completely seized the momentum from the Phoenix Suns...yet. All eyes should be on Chris Paul after his poor performance in Game 4. Also, is Giannis Antetokounmpo the best player in the NBA? He's certainly playing like he thinks he so. Elsewhere around the Association, Team USA Men's Basketball lost Bradley Beal and Jerami Grant to health and safety protocols, but it was the reactions of Ja Morant and Trae Young to being left off that were most surprising. On the NFL side, Tome Brady reportedly played the entire 2020-21 season -- that ended in his seventh Super Bowl victory -- with a torn MCL. Travis Kelce pulled a fast one on all of us, Jalen Ramsey talks time under Tom Coughlin, and so much more! Latest Articles Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, and @ClockerSports) and visit today!
July 17, 2021
The NBA's Biggest Win
This episode of Triple Zeros is heavy on NBA Finals talk as Josh goes into the Milwaukee Bucks chances now that they're down 2-0. He also gives props to Giannis Antetokounmpo for toughing it out through his hyperextended knee. That inevitably led to some Khris Middleton slander but also an acknowledgment that the series is far from over. On the other side, Devin Booker went off in Game 2 after Chris Paul's Game 1 explosion. Can the Phoenix Suns take a game on the road or will the Bucks hold serve at home? Elsewhere around the Association, Chauncey Billups' hiring by the Portland Trailblazer is causing Damian Lillard to catch flack from fans mad over sexual assault allegations from 1997. Could that drive Lillard to find a way out of Portland? Also, three Team USA Select members have gone down with injury and Tokyo is on lockdown due to COVID with less than two weeks until the Olympics are set to begin. Lastly, in a quick-hitting segment on the NFL, catching up on the latest in the Aaron Rogers-Green Bay Packers drama and N'Keal Harry demands a trade (yeah, ok bud). That and much more! Soaring Down South Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, and @ClockerSports) and visit today!
July 09, 2021
"It Comes with the Territory"
In this episode, Josh talks about appreciating what we've seen in the  NBA Conference Finals and suggests some blockbuster trades he KNOWS  won't happen (but would still love to see). He also talks about players reacting to criticism in the wake of Paul George's comments and performance in the postseason. He then goes over the NFL fining the  Washington Football Team $10 million after an investigation into the organization, other teams getting penalized for violating rules on OTAs, and more! Chicago Bulls tied to top-tier talent in rumors once again The Latest from 'Soaring Down South' Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod,  @ClockerSports) and visit today!
July 02, 2021
Trae Young is a Bona Fide Superstar
In this episode, Josh says it's time we acknowledge Trae Young as a superstar. He also thinks Young's Atlanta Hawks can beat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. It's the same thing for Devin Booker's Phoenix Suns despite Chris Paul's return throwing off their mojo in Game 3. He doubts the ability of the Clippers to overcome yet another 0-2 deficit, but Game 3 was a good start. Then things switch to non-NBA Playoffs news as several head coaching vacancies were filled. On the NFL front, the league approved the return of alternate helmets for throwback uniforms, the Pittsburgh Steeler cut guard David DeCastro, and so much more! Chicago Bulls: Any trade centered around Zach LaVine should be DOA Lastest from 'Soaring Down South'
June 25, 2021
Playoff P is in Full Effect
This episode of Triple Zeros starts off with Friday's exciting NBA Playoff Game 6s between the 76ers and Hawks in the East and the Clippers and Jazz in the West. That leads to talk about properly appreciating Paul George and Donovan Mitchell for their efforts. Things shift to the weekend's pair of Game 7s (Bucks-Nets on Saturday and Hawks-Sixers on Sunday) before switching over to the NFL. That's when things go back to a story about the city of Las Vegas having to go into emergency funds for the second time to make payments on the Raiders stadium. Also, why Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes sharing the Madden 22 cover is weak, Le'Veon Bell vs. Andy Reid, and more! Chicago Bears Have One of the More Stable Depth Charts in the NFL Signing Along the Defensive Line has Chicago Bears Twitter Wondering Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams snubbed in All-Rookie Team voting NBA’s Bubble Bursting with Rash of Injuries to Superstars Latest from Soaring Down South Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and be sure to visit today!
June 19, 2021
Smooth Jazz Clips Los Angeles in Utah
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks NBA Playoffs and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks chances now that they got a game against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. He also talks Utah Jazz dynamo Donovan Mitchell's dominance over Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers then sets the stage for Friday's Hawks-76ers and Nuggets-Suns tilts. Things switch over to the NFL as the preseason schedule was released, Aaron Rodgers stands on no longer playing for the Green Bay Packers, and Russell Wilson proves a former talking point right. All that and much more! 2021 Preseason Fantasy Quarterback Rankings Faces of the 2021 Chicago Bears Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, and and visit today!
June 11, 2021
Clips and Salsa
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh reacts to the first round of the NBA Playoffs continuing thanks to Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers Game 6 win over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. He also takes a moment to acknowledge the feats of Devin Booker and Trae Young and shining brightest on the biggest stages. Then things switch over the NFL as the league is already pushing for an 18-game schedule. Plus Todd Gurley could re-unite with Jared Goff in Detroit, and so much more! 5 Most Impactful Guards from the First Round of the NBA Playoffs It Needs to Actually (Finally) Be ‘Dame Time’ Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, and @ClockerSports) and visit today!
June 05, 2021
Phoenix's Sun Setting in Lakerland
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks about Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns being up against it versus LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also goes into the state of the other series in the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Then things switch over to the NFL as the Julio Jones saga took another twist this week on national television. Also, do QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson mean it when they say they want out? All that and so much more! Chicago Bears Players with the Most to Prove in 2021 Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 28, 2021
Kwame Got Time Today
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh gives a quick recap of the drama between Kwame Brown, Matt Barnes, Stephen Jackson, and so many others, talks about his most dangerous teams in the NBA playoffs, and Kyrie Irving using all his PTO and still going 50/40/90. Then things switch over to the NFL as Julio Jones has been reportedly made available by the Atlanta Falcons, Jon Gruden heaping praise on Josh Jacobs, and the QB carousel that really wasn't. All that and so much more! The Most Flawed Rosters in the NFL Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZeroPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 21, 2021
James Harden is Taking His Flowers
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks about Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook making NBA history, the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to Alex Rodriguez, and other NBA buzz. Then the attention switches to the NFL and the biggest games to watch over the first six weeks of the regular season, Tim Tebow getting yet another crack at this thing, and so much more! Chicago Bulls: It's Clear This Team is Still a Work in Progress Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule Breakdown: Ranking Every Game by Difficulty The Chicago Bulls Still Control Their Own Destiny...Sort Of Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 14, 2021
"They're Making Their TikToks..."
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh sets expectations for the NBA Playoffs that start in less than two weeks, the players like Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook who have stepped up, and the state and future of his Chicago Bulls. Then, things switch over to the NFL and the sounds from the 2021 NFL Draft, the memo sent to teams regarding injuries, and Baltimore Ravens tackle Alejandro Villanueva taking shots at his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammates and coaches. All of that and so much more! NFC North 2021 NFL Draft Grades Chicago Bears 2021 NFL Draft Review Top-5 2021 NFL Draft Classes NBA Teams Getting Hot Just in Time for the Playoffs Former Chicago Bulls Heading to Playoffs a Tough Pill to Swallow Everyone Wants the Chicago Bears to Ruin Justin Fields Follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
May 07, 2021
That's My Quarterback
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh recaps an eventful first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Going pick by pick, he tells you which picks he loved. That included the Lions pick of Penei Sewell, the Chargers pick of Rashawn Slater, and (of course) his beloved Chicago Bears moving up to take Justin Fields. There were plenty of whiffs though. Like the Raiders taking Alex Leatherwood and the Jaguars baffling selection of Travis Etienne. All that and much more! Chicago Bears Collaboration Leads to Justin Fields in 2021 NFL Draft Chicago Bulls: Coby White Shining Even as Playoff Hopes Dim Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 30, 2021
"Ah, That's Interesting..."
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks about Russell Westbrook (again) and the surging Washington Wizards, how teams like the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are trending in the wrong direction, and the horrible night of injuries in the NBA. The focus then turns to the NFL as the Eagles are opting for a QB battle in camp, Tom Brady has a "get off my lawn" moment, and so much more! 2021 NFL Draft: Brevin Jordan Player Profile The Washington Wizards Must Have Found Their Magic Spellbook Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 23, 2021
Easy Money Sniper on the Roof
Josh talks about Kevin Durant leaving Russell Westbrook off his list of his top-five teammates in favor of Serge Ibaka and reminds everyone of his warning about Nikola Jokic and the NBA MVP with Steph Curry hot on his trail. Then things switch over to the NFL as Alex Smith walks away from the game on his own terms, Patrick Mahomes tells Tom Brady the G.O.A.T. discussion isn't settled, and so much more!  Chicago Bulls Aggressiveness, Ball Movement Return in Wins Be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 20, 2021
Jadeveon Clowney a Cleveland Brownie
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh gets into why Michael Jordan (and not Vanessa Bryant) will present Kobe Bryant at the NBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony, struggles to place blame in the condensed schedule-injury debate. Then, things switch over to NFL talk as he tells you why he loves Jadeveon Clowney signing in Cleveland, talks about players saying they won't attend OTAs and so much more! The Chicago Bulls are a rudderless ship right now 2021 NFL Draft: Chuba Hubbard Player Profile 2021 NFL Draft: Nico Collins Player Profile The Chicago Bulls Have No Answers When Shots Aren’t Falling Matt Nagy’s Presence at Pro Day Means Everything (or Nothing!) Follow along on Twitter and FB (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 16, 2021
Bill Zimmerman
Happy to be joined by Bill Zimmerman; the executive producer of Mad Dog Sports Radio show on Sirius XM, a contributor to Windy City Gridiron, and host of the Bears Banter podcast. We got into all things Chicago Bears, covering what Bill's assessment of their offseason up to this point, why the Bears are so bad at PR, and how they still have a path to Russell Wilson. All that and more on this episode of Triple Zeros! Be sure to follow Bill on Twitter (@ZimmermanSXM), tune into Mad Dog Sports Radio, and listen to the Bears Banter podcast! 10 Worst Top-10 NFL Draft Picks of the Last Decade Boston Celtics Fans Have to Wonder, “What’s the Point?” Chicago Bulls Numbers That Count: LaVine’s growth on full display Follow on Twitter and Facebook (@ JoshGBuck/@3ZerosPod/@ClockerSports) and visit today!
April 09, 2021
He was "Seeing Ghosts"...
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks about the Utah Jazz having to make an emergency landing, Rui Hachimura showing respect to Russell Westbrook, and asks if Joel Embiid can catch Nikola Jokic for NBA MVP. Then things shift over to the NFL as the Carolina Panthers traded for the Jets Sam Darnold, the Atlanta Falcons announced the 4th-overall pick is available, and so much more! Chicago Bulls: Rhythm Found and Roles Defined in Big Win The Chicago Bears are Betting on Matt Nagy's Scheme Over Roster Be sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports)! 
April 07, 2021
"Best of the Best of the Best, Sir"
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh talks about the Brooklyn Nets indeed being overloaded but it not being a bad thing. In fact, it's really what we all want. Then he talks about the contract news for Moses Brown and Dennis Schroder plus the early ROI from the NBA trade deadline. The discussion turns to the NFL moving forward with a 17-game regular season, the cost of trading up for rookies like Mac Jones and Trey Lance, and so much more! Chicago Bulls: Remaining Young Officially on Notice Chicago Bears Must Change Focus to Rest of Roster Be sure to follow Josh and the pod on FB and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @Clockersports) and visit today!
March 31, 2021
"All the MVPs Going Down"
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh recaps the NBA trade deadline frenzy that saw Nikola Vucevic, Norman Powell, and others move on to new teams. He also talks about the MVP race and how all the contenders are dropping like flies. Then things switch over to NFL talk and the upcoming 1st-round mock draft 2.0 as free agency has changed the landscape. He also gets you caught up on the latest on Deshaun Watson, asks the media to leave Chicago Bears fans alone about Russell Wilson and so much more! Winners and Losers from the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Examining the Foundational Issues of the NBA's Cellar-Dwellers Be sure to follow Josh (@JoshGBuck) and the pod (@3ZerosPod) on FB and Twitter!
March 26, 2021
"That? That's Desperation..."
Josh talks about the Houston Rockets snapping their 20-game skid and reacts to HC Stephen Silas's reaction. He also assesses the impact of injuries to LeBron James and LaMelo Ball on the NBA's award races before talking about the Boston Celtics' and other crazy trade ideas ahead of the trade deadline. Then, things switch over to the NFL where the topics include former Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith's response to weight concerns, Mel Kiper Jr having four straight QBs coming off the board in his latest mock, and frivolous free-agency spending. All of that and much more in this episode of Triple Zeros! Chicago Bulls: 4 Trades That Won't Break the Bank 2021 NFL Free Agency Winner and Losers Be sure to follow Josh (@JoshGBuck) and the pod (@3ZerosPod) on FB and Twitter!
March 23, 2021
So That Was a Fn Lie
Josh wonders if this is the year for a dark horse team to win the NBA championship, teases his favorite NFL free agency moves, and has moments for both of his hometown teams. That and much more in this episode of Triple Zeros!
March 19, 2021
Selective Pocket Watchers
In this episode of Triple Zeros, Josh celebrates Zach LaVine finally getting the recognition he deserves, wonders about people who pocket watch quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, and so much more!
March 12, 2021
Rick Camp Pt. 2
Rick Camp, host of the Chicago Bulls radio postgame show, was gracious enough to join me once again. We got into Zach LaVine's surprising development, projected Coby White's ceiling, and so much more. Follow Rick on Twitter (@RickCCamp) and be sure to listen to him after every Bulls game on 670 The Score. Also check out the 'I'm Fat'  and 'Basketball Camp' podcasts, available everywhere!
March 02, 2021
"I Just Made Myself Mad..."
NFL: Off-Season QB Chatter | Super Boring LV NBA: Nets Kryptonite: Themselves | Zo To Go +More!
February 12, 2021
Super Bowl Sunday and the NBA MVP Race
NFL: Super Bowl Chatter | Stafford Not Tough? NBA: Early MVP Check-In | Haliburton Victory Lap +More!
February 05, 2021
The King, the Sniper, and the MVP Award
NBA: Embiid Calls Foul | Drummond to BK? NFL: Bringing Divas Back | 2021 QB Carousel +More!
January 29, 2021
A Week 6 Remix
NFL: Conference Championship Primer | Head Coaching Hires NBA: Nets-Lakers Locked? | Iggy Talks Work +More!
January 22, 2021
Jags Had to Hire Meyer
NFL: Jaguars and Jets | Worst. Presser. Ever. NBA: Brooklyn All-Mercurial Team | Boucher's New Bounce  +More!
January 16, 2021
From DangeRuss to Danger, Russ
NFL: Wild Card Wreckage | Dougie Fresh Out NBA: Where is Kyrie? | John Collins Upset +More!
January 12, 2021
Is Deshaun Gone?
NFL: Super Wild Card | Watson "Extremely Unhappy" NBA: Kyrie Controversy Non-sense | Luka Getting Hot +More!
January 08, 2021
Playoffs, Baby! Playoffs!
NFL: Playoff Field Set | Week 17's Best/Worst NBA: Steph Has Awoken | More Fire Starts +More!
January 05, 2021
Brooklyn, Go Hard!
NFL: Murky Playoff Picture | Congrats, Jags Fans NBA: Critical Early Injuries | Surprising Hot Starts +More!
December 29, 2020
NBA Tip-Off Tuesday
NFL: Diggs Trade Re-Visited | The Biggest L NBA: 2017 Draft Extensions | 2021 Season Tipoff +More!
December 22, 2020
Brad Spielberger 2.0
Brad Spielberger returns to the show and we recapped his last visit. We also talked about some of the worst deals in the NFL, he indulges me in my meatheaded Riddick-Harbaugh to the Bears dream scenario, and so much more! Be sure to follow him on Twitter @PFF_Brad and read the article that led to this interview ( today!
December 12, 2020
NFL: Undefeated No Longer | Gase Fires Williams NBA: Beard No-Shows | Bron King Talk +More!
December 08, 2020
The (Ex)Patriot Way
NFL: Steelers-Ravens Mess | Fuller, Roby Suspended NBA: BR's Power Rankings | Nate Gets Dunked +More!
December 01, 2020
An A-Blazing Offseason
NFL: Blocking for Burrow | "Blueprint" for Chiefs? NBA: Beard and Boogie | MJ Still Overpaying +More!
November 24, 2020
The Next Generation
NFL: Week 11 Preview | Perfect Playoff Pairings NBA: Draft Loves, Hates | Bucks Blundering Bigly  More!
November 20, 2020
City of the Big Shoulders (and Bad Football)
NFL: Steelers Perfectly Imperfect | Bear-ly Even Football NBA: Trade, Baby, Trade! | It's Draft-mas Eve +More!
November 17, 2020
Patrick Ma-MVP
NFL: Alex Smith, Starter | Saints Bless Bucs NBA: Who's Number One? | A Quick Turnaround +More!
November 10, 2020
QB 1-2-3
NFL: Trade Deadline Deals | Draft First Look NBA: City Unis Debuted | No Start Date +More!
November 03, 2020
No Flex Zone
NFL: Dirty Birds Battle | Primetime Scheduling Sus NBA: Rockets Hire Silas | DeRozan Back East? +More!
October 30, 2020
Video Game Numbers
NFL: Em-Bear-Assed | Video Game Numbers  NBA: New Start Date | Riley Backtracks Asterisk +More!
October 27, 2020
It's #NFLTradeSZN!
NFL: It's Tua Time | Trade Deadline Ideas NBA: SVG to NO | 2K Ratings Takeover +More!
October 23, 2020
Fresh Baked Brownies
NFL: Browns Get Burnt | Rookie Winning Woes NBA: Lakers Eyeing Rose | Knicks Chasing Glory +More!
October 20, 2020
Chiefs Ring the Bell
NFL: Bell to KC | Roseman Calling Shots NBA: Clips Hire Lue | Bam for Giannis +More!
October 16, 2020
The Champs is Here
NBA: Congrats L.A. Lakers | Salute Miami Heat NFL: Dak Breaks Ankle | Air Raiders Offense +More!
October 13, 2020
"I Don't Care!" - NF
NFL: Bears Beat Bucs | More COVID Re-Scheduling  NBA: Lakers Going Mamba | Frank Wins EOTY  +More!
October 09, 2020
NFL: MNF Doubleheader Reax | Josh Allen 4 MVP!!! NBA: Jimmy Draws Blood | The Doc's In +More!
October 06, 2020
JJ Stankevitz Returns
JJ Stankevitz is back to talk Bears! We get into the QB change and what it means as far as expectations for the season. We also talk offensive line, impressive rookies, and much more! Be sure to follow JJ on Twitter @JJStankevitz and check him out on the Under Center Podcast ( available on all major platforms!
October 02, 2020
Finally and the Finals
NBA: Bron-Riley Finals | What's Up, Doc? NFL: Mitch Gets Benched | Fade Kyler's MVP +More!
September 29, 2020
Not All Herros Wear Capes
NFL: Robinson a Steal | Week 3 Slate NBA: Lakers Cry Foul | Not All Herros... +More!
September 25, 2020
Please, Just Make It Stop
NFL: So. Many. Injuries. | KYLER 4 MVP!!! NBA: Salty Over MVP | PG Gets Side-Eyed +More!
September 22, 2020
They Blew a 3-1 Lead!!!
NFL: Bengals-Browns Reax | Villanueva Honors Cashe NBA: Clippers Calamitous Collapse | Lakers-Nuggets Preview +More!
September 18, 2020
Kyler 4 MVP!!!
NFL: QBs' New Digs | Kyler 4 MVP NBA: Giannis Gets Commitment | Another Game 7 +More!
September 15, 2020
A Texas-Sized Problem
NFL: Texans-Chiefs Reax | Broncos Key Injuries NBA: Giannis's Superstar Credentials | MPJ Gets Vocal +More!
September 11, 2020
Russ's Play Off
NBA: Westbrook's Playoff Struggles | Heat Flame Out NFL: Clowney Back South | Cap Hell Cometh +More!
September 08, 2020
Ja Rules
NBA: The Whistle Blows | Ja Wins ROTY  NFL: Buc Are Loaded | That's 'Captain' Cam  +More!
September 04, 2020
Embiid's Miami Vice
NBA: BI Over Devonte' | Process South Beach NFL: Fournette Gets Cut | RIP Vikings Opponents +More!
September 01, 2020
Dave Latham
I spoke with Dave Latham of Last Word on Pro Football about his New England Patriots, Cam Newton, and of course Tom Brady! Find him  @DLPatsThoughts on Twitter.  And be sure to like, subscribe, and share!
August 28, 2020
JJ Stankevitz
JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago and the Under Center Podcast joins me in this episode. He spoke highly of the Chicago Bears D-line, shed light on the QB battle, and praised an important (!!!) position group.  Follow him on Twitter @JJStankevitz. And be sure to like, subscribe, and share the video!
August 25, 2020
Luky Lotto Numbers
NBA: Who Got Lucky | Game 2 Reax  NFL: Ravens Workout Dez | Riverboat Ron's Diagnosis  +More!
August 21, 2020
Another Luka Culpa
NBA: Luka is Real | Boylen the Invincible  NFL: WFT Makes History | Alex Smith Cleared  +More!
August 18, 2020
Around the Clock: Devin Booker is a Badass Summer Player
We had to run it back with another Clocker Sports 'Around the Clock' roundtable discussion. We touched on Devin Booker's Suns going 8-0 in the bubble and still missing the playoffs, chances the NFL finishes the entire season, and so much more! Head over to for more great content and send us the topics you want to hear discussed!
August 14, 2020
Clocker Sports Roundtable
For the first-ever Clocker Sports roundtable, the guys keep it local and talk the state of the four major sports in Chicago. From the Cubs and  Sox hot start, the Bulls and Bears at crossroads, and the Blackhawks making one last push. Be sure to join us every Thursday @ 9p CST to be a  part of the show! And visit today!
August 07, 2020
What The Rock...Is...Cookin'
NBA: Zion Not Happy | Pistons Answer Cole NFL: Rock Buying XFL | Seahawks Eye AB +More!
August 04, 2020
NBA: It Has Returned | Explosive ESPN Article  NFL: Top 100 Flub | Lamar Wants AB  +More!
July 31, 2020
The Tacko Bol
NBA: The Tacko Bol | Orlando, Magic City  NFL: Jets Commit Robbery | Tardiff and Arians  +More!
July 28, 2020
Super-Sized Nuggets
NBA: Life After Basketball | Nuggets Big Return NFL: A $10M Haircut | Be Like Ike? +More!
July 24, 2020
No Fan Zone
NBA: Virus-Free Bubble | Bron Talks MVP NFL: No Fan League | ZERO Preseason Games +More!
July 21, 2020
Dem Franchised Boyz
NBA: Oladipo Might Play | Grant Stays Focused NFL: Franchise Deadline Recap | Watt, Others Unsatisfied +More!
July 17, 2020
Tony Gill
NBC Sports Chicago podcast producer Tony Gill stops by to talk Chicago Bulls. We covered Jim Boylen's future, the current core's ceiling, draft prospects, and more! Check him out on the Bulls Talk Podcast and give him a follow @thetonygill on Twitter!
July 14, 2020
Patty Fat Stacks
NFL: Pat Gets PAID | Mahomes' Ripple Effect NBA: Brown: League "Limiting" Messages | Re-Visiting CP3 --> LA +More!
July 07, 2020
Legend of the Maya
NBA+: Maya Helps *Jonathan Irons | The Chicago Bubble NFL: FedEx Applying Pressure | Fewer Preseason Games +More! *In the segment I mistakenly called him Joseph
July 03, 2020
Superman is a Patriot
NBA: More Opt-Outs | In The Klutch NFL: Superman a Patriot | Monsters of the Suburbs +More!
June 30, 2020
L.A. Trae
NBA: L.A. Trae | Half-Man, All Amazing NFL: Ford *OKs Kap | Russ: Get AB +More!
June 26, 2020
Dak in the Saddle
NBA: Orlando Opt-Out | Boylen Delay Hurts NFL: Dak Sign Tender | Favre Uses Hyperbole +More!
June 23, 2020
Put A Ring On It
NBA: Perk (Sorta) Apologizes | Ring It Up  NFL: Kap On Radars | Adams Wants Out  +More!
June 19, 2020 the Earth flat?
NBA: Kyrie Serves Crow | Wendell the Odd Man NFL: 'Boys-Texans-Rona | Long Rips Bears +More!
June 16, 2020
Boys in the Bubble
NBA: In the Bubble | Bulls Bigs Praised NFL: Walking It Back | ESPN Mocks Bears +More!
June 09, 2020
Nuk the Competition
NBA: Complications of Returning | Dinwiddie: KD 'Best Scorer' NFL: Jadeveon Clowns Browns | Nuk: 'I know I'm the best' +More!
May 29, 2020
Best vs Greatest
NBA: Nets Broach Beal | Magic Talks G.O.A.T.  NFL: Brady Doc Coming | Dak Deal Dilemma  +More!
May 22, 2020
Taking It Personal
NBA: Last Last Dance | A Return Imminent?  NFL: Suffering From Boredom | Big Ben Back  +More!
May 19, 2020
Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson
Checked in with Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson, NBA insider and journalist. We talked about his unique journey, possibly restarting the NBA season, and I had to ask about his frame game.
May 15, 2020
Bryan Oringher
Bryan Oringher (@ScoutWithBryan) worked in the NBA for seven years with the Hawks, Raptors, and Wizards. We talk about that plus, he gives his take on John Wall, the Chicago Bulls, and more!
May 12, 2020
Right On Schedule
NBA: Any Shutdown Beneficiaries? | Impact on Weak FA Class NFL: Schedule Released | The "Bobby Wagner Rule" +More!
May 08, 2020
JuJu On That Beat
NBA: Last Dance Reax | Wall Talks Return NFL: Int'l Games Nixed | Bye Bye JuJu +More!
May 05, 2020
The Last Dance and NFL Draft
NBA: The Last Dance | Hawks Ground Re-Opening NFL: NFL Draft Recap I Chicago Bears Grade +More!
April 28, 2020
Brad Spielberger
On Episode 50 (!!!), Over The Cap's Brad Spielberger joined me to about a bunch of free agency and financials. I got his thoughts on the good and bad deals of free agency, what exactly the Texans are doing, and the Nick Foles trade. Plus, we basically called the Vikings 1st-round pick!
April 24, 2020
Rick Camp
I talk with producer Rick Camp about the current state of the Bulls, the I'm Fat Podcast, and his new podcast, Basketball Camp.
April 21, 2020
Ken Taylor
Former Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears CB and PR Ken Taylor (aka the Speed Dr) joined me to talk about the elation of winning a Super Bowl, how he teaches speed, and more! Follow him on Twitter (@TheSpeedDr) and check him out at!
April 14, 2020
Bobby Peters
Bobby Peters literally wrote the book on the 2018 Chicago Bears (and many others). He joined me to talk about what went wrong in 2019, who he expects to win the QB battle, plus the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
April 10, 2020
A Virtual Reality
NBA: Season Non-Grata | 2K Tourney Pass NFL: A Virtual Reality | All-Decade Team +More!
April 07, 2020
Lights, Cam-era, Action
NBA: Real-life NBA 2k | The Last Dance NFL: CBA Shenanigans | Cam's Future +More!
March 31, 2020
Shump to the Rescue
NBA: Shump Defends Melo | 2020 Olympics Postponed NFL: Raiders Pay Mariota* | Draft Moving Inside +More!
March 24, 2020
Nickel and Dime
NBA: New Covid Mandates | Bulls-7 Connection NFL: Gurley Leaving L.A. | Joining the Foles +More!
March 20, 2020
Hiatus Schmiatus
NBA: Hiatus Until August? | KD/Kyrie in 2020? NFL: Free Agency Frenzy | QB Shuffle +More!
March 17, 2020
If the Crown Fits...
NBA: Bron's Big Weekend | Regrets for Nets? NFL: XFL to NFL | Dak Contract Talk +More!
March 10, 2020
Playoff Picture in Focus
NBA: Playoff Outlook | Importance of Superstars NFL: Combine Chatter | QB Moves +More!
March 03, 2020
A Beilein for the Door
NBA: Bron Blasts Off on Astros | Beilein for the Door NFL: OBJ Signals Gotham | CBA Probably DOA +More!
February 21, 2020
ASG Reax
NBA: All-Star Weekend | Rumor Mill Swirling NFL: Teddy Moneybags | Rivers in Indy? +More!
February 18, 2020
Coach Callahan
I talk with University of Minnesota offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Brian Callahan. Also: NBA ASG talk, Jameis gets Lasik +more!
February 14, 2020
Eastern Conference Titans
NBA: EC Titans | Bulls Shakeup Looming NFL: Rivers a FA | Tua Talk +More!
February 11, 2020
Houston, You Are a Problem
NBA: Frenetic Trade Deadline | Power Shuffling  NFL: Beard Out | Gurley a Goner? +More!
February 07, 2020
Big Red Gets One
NFL: Big Red Gets One | Award Gripes NBA: Lillard Time |  Trade Winds +More!
February 04, 2020
The KC Buzzsaw
NFL: Super Bowl Prediction | More Bears QB Talk NBA: All-Star Snubs | Bulls Notes +More!
January 31, 2020
Xavier Brown
Got a chance to sit down with athletic trainer Xavier Brown. We talked about his start, soc. media marketers vs real trainers, crafted workout regimens for Zion and Kawhi and much more! Check him out at and + listen to his podcast Basketball&Barbells! #TripleZeros
January 28, 2020
Let Me Drive the Boat
NFL: Chiefs Early SB Faves | NFL Raft NBA: #ZionSZN | (more) Luka Mea Culpa +More! 
January 24, 2020
Dr. K or MLKyrie?
NFL: Championship Sunday recap | Sherm v. Revis NBA: Rocket power outage | Dr. K or MLKyrie? +More!
January 21, 2020
Championship Sunday
NFL -Championship Sunday preview -OBJ gets handsy NBA -Ja's jammin January -Fultz speed ahead +More!
January 17, 2020
Drake Strikes Twice
NFL -Drake cursed Lamar and Drake -Bears - Lazor focus NBA -Zion OTW -Jimmy Buckets: Harden most unguardable +More!
January 14, 2020
Steph Recruiting Giannis
NFL -Divisional Round preview -Coaching carousel NBA -Brandon Ingram MIP -Steph recruiting Giannis +More!
January 10, 2020
MVP Harden
NFL -Wild Card recap -McCarthy to Dallas NBA -MVP Harden -Simmons ignores Brown +More!
January 07, 2020
NFL HoF Finalists Announced
NFL -Hall of Fame finalists  -Wild Card weekend NBA -NBA mourns Stern  -Perk on Blazers +More!
January 03, 2020
CMC Joins a Club, Jameis Starts One
NFL -CMC joins 1K:1K club -Jameis starts 30:30 club NBA -Dedmon walking -(more) Kyrie controversy +More!
December 31, 2019
Super Bowl Wishlist
NFL -Beast Mode returns -Super Bowl wishlist NBA -LeInjured -Russ on the trading block +More!
December 27, 2019
Pro Bowling
NFL -Pro Bowl hits & misses -Most dangerous playoff teams NBA -Andrew Wiggins breakout -Bucks/Rockets show out +More!
December 20, 2019
OBJ Not Alone
NFL -Mitchell Trubisky throws Matt Nagy under the bus -OBJ isn't the only one who wants out of Cleveland NBA -Tired: GarPax, Wired: BoySon -S.T.A.T. thinking about a comeback +More!
December 17, 2019
Tim Ryan's Crack Analysis
NFL -Bears get a HUGE win on TNF -Tim Ryan's Lamar Jackson NBA -Bulls rallying around Zach, not Boylen -Lakers valid before beating Jazz
December 06, 2019
NFL Playoff Snapshot
NBA -Bears get to .500, still chasing playoffs -Playoff snapshot NBA -Bulls master plan foiled -Harden fatigue +More!
December 03, 2019
Luka Mea Culpa
NFL -Bears W changes nothing -LAMAR 4 MVP!!! NBA -Bulls: LaVine > Boylen  -Luka Doncic mea culpa + More!
November 26, 2019
(Still) LAMAR 4 MVP!!!
NFL -Bears QB options -LAMAR 4 MVP!!! NBA -Bulls players' fit -James Harden
November 23, 2019
Suns Rise/T'Wolves Howling
NFL -LAMAR 4 MVP!!! (sorry Russ) -Bears Bomb the Season NBA -Suns/TWolves For Real? -Bulls Fans Seeing Red + More!
November 19, 2019
Father-Son Dynamics
NFL -Playoff Picture -Awards Races NBA -Suns Rise Again -The Father/Son Dynamic +More!
November 15, 2019
Bulls Fatal Flaw
NFL -Lama...Russ 4 MVP!!! -Bears keep hope alive NBA -Suns start hot -Bulls master plan has fatal flaw +More!
November 12, 2019
NFL -2019 Bears = 2018 Jags -LAMAR 4 MVP!!! NBA -2019 Bulls = 2018 Bulls -BI/Kyrie put on a show +More!
November 05, 2019
NFL Coaches Hot Seat
NFL -Trades that weren't -Coaches on the hot seat NBA -Steph & Trae injuries -Embiid-KAT kerfuffle +More!
November 01, 2019
Watson's Wizardry
NFL -Deshaun Watson's wizardry NBA -Warriors hit back -Chicago Bears/Bulls therapy session +More!
October 29, 2019
NFL Trade Deadline
NFL  -"Weak" 8* -Trade Deadline Ideas -QBs Returning to Action or Nah? NBA -Kyrie Drops a  loss -Battle for L.A. (and the rest of Cali) +More!
October 25, 2019
Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money!
NFL -Colts Topple Texans -Gordon's GL Fumble -Lamar for MVP -Eagles Eat Crow NBA: -Mo' Money Monday -MJ Talking Crazy +More!
October 22, 2019
Mahomes and Zion Hurt
NFL -Patrick Mahomes Injury -Jalen RAMsey NBA -Zion Williamson Injury -Kyrie/China +more!
October 20, 2019
NBA-China Fallout
NFL -Mariota benched, Winston next? | Deshaun Watson MVP? NBA -Conference rankings |Awards Predictions -LeBron/Morey/China +More!
October 16, 2019
NBA Pre-Season Hype
NFL -Week 6 Storylines NBA  -Preseason Hype + Errol Spence Jr Crash Video & More!
October 13, 2019
Winless Watch
NFL -Week 5 Reactions  -Jay Gruden Fired -MVP Race Tightens NBA -Preseason Sights -Daryl Morey Fallout +More!
October 09, 2019
DangeRuss, MVP
NFL  -Week 5 | Trade/Holdout Updates NBA  -Players/Teams to Watch | Dame Rests His Case +More!
October 06, 2019
Backup QBs Thriving
Can NFLs backup QBs sustain success? Who has been the biggest surprise and disappointment after Week 4? NBA is back. Harden's new move. Shaq and Dame 'beef'. Plus more!
October 02, 2019
Spence v. Porter
Spence Jr./Porter Preview. NFL Week *4 Slate. NBA Top-50 Lists.
September 28, 2019
The Premiere
Sports talk
September 28, 2019