Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BDT with Prince Part II (May 24)

Here's an early clip from next season's NFL action!

Jon talks to Prince about Jim Tressel, the NCAA Death Penalty, and the disturbing new NFL "flag football" rules.

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BDT with Prince Part I (May 24)

This is how it's supposed to be Russell! Get back in line and we don't have a problem!

Jon talks to Prince about the NBA Playoffs and the interesting Russell Westbrook situation.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

BDT -- Why Don't You Sit the Next Few Plays Out Russell? (May 20)

I'm pretty sure they're actually interviewing his beard. And yes, I'm convinced it's talking...
Last night, amidst one of the biggest wins in Thunder franchise history, saw one of the most bizarre scenes in recent basketball memory unfold right before our eyes. No, not James Harden’s fabulous beard independently hoisting (and nailing) three pointers from all over the court. And no, it wasn’t Kendrick Perkins’ improbable 15 foot, contested, fadeaway jumper to beat the shot clock (Jeff Green would have missed…). In fact, you could make the argument that Perkins miracle heave pales in comparison to last night’s weird, Twilight Zone-like scene. It’s late in the fourth quarter of the tightly contested and highly crucial Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, and Russell Westbrook is sitting on the bench. He’s not in foul trouble, he hasn’t been kicked out, he hasn’t injured himself, he hasn’t tried to sucker punch anyone Carmelo Anthony-style or charge into the stands Ron Artest-style; he’s just sitting on the bench.  Waiting. Watching.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BDT -- One More Round (May 18)

One more round didn't end so well for Rocky. Will my Celtics opinion end up as bad this movie? I'd say that's highly likely...
Back in college, we used to take our food very seriously. Now, I don’t know what the dining hall situation was like at your school, but it was absolutely brutal at Grace College. Half the time, the food was barely recognizable, much less edible! Most people suffered through and found ways to jam fork fulls of toxic waste down their throats…not me. You see, I’m the pickiest person in the world. Literally. No question. I’m afraid of mayonnaise, I can’t mix foods together, I won’t eat any form of pasta, I despise onions, I have a general fear of “squishy” foods…honestly, it really is quite debilitating. Given this, you can imagine how difficult it was to make through two years of borderline starvation (upper classmen housing had kitchens…thank God). There were many days when the food selections were so bad that I would simply get a pop and watch my friends choke down their meals. I did the math and calculated that each meal scan cost about $6, thus creating the “$6 pop” meal days. I’m completely serious when I tell you I would walk into the dining hall, take a quick tour of the food lines, nearly throw up in my mouth, and loudly proclaim “$6 POP!” to all who could hear. Miserable…

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BDT with Casey and Prince (May 16)

Look! It's Chris Bosh after a questionable foul call!

Jon talks to Casey and Prince about his recent hockey conversion and his overwhelming hatred for the Miami Heat.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

BDT with Nate Dunlevy (May 15)

You'll never guess who he's on the phone seriously, you'll never figure it out.

Jon talks to Nate Dunlevy from about his recent conversations with Roger Goodell and George Atallah.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

BDT -- The Miami Heat Confessions (May 13)

I can't believe we won the championship! Wait, the season hasn't even started yet? Oh well, let's celebrate anyways!

The time has come for me to break my BDT silence. Yes, my Celtics lost. To the Miami Heat. And Lebron James. In gut wrenching fashion. I’ve been avoiding any mention of it because, quite frankly, it’s much more painful than I imagined it would be. Here’s a little bit of insight for anyone who cares…I hate losing. I mean I really hate losing. Believe me when I tell you, I don’t deal with losing very well. I get angry, I yell at the TV, I throw things, and I flail my arms like a crazy person. In fact, that pretty much describes me, as a sports fan, pretty well. When the game comes on, I immediately turn into a crazy person; a veritable lunatic! And that’s before the losing happens! All in all, I think losing is the thing I hate most in the world (apart from maybe mayonnaise…totally different story there). Losing to Lebron James and the Heat, though, is a totally new level of awful. For me, it was the sports equivalent of being forced to eat a bologna and mayonnaise sandwich while repeatedly watching deleted scenes from Avatar…WHILE sitting in a pool of mud with a snake in my lap and a spider crawling on my face. So, yeah, it pretty much sucks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

BDT -- Meet the Grizzlies (May 11)

Where was this the last six years Tony?! Huh? HUH?!
If you're anything like me, you simply can't get enough of these NBA Playoffs. They're FANtastic! The teams are interesting, the games are incredible, and the storylines are interesting. All in all, this might be the best NBA Playoffs of my short lifetime. However, there's one thing that's been bothering me about the whole thing. Now, before you roll your eyes and click off the page; don't worry, I won't waste any more of your time with my moaning and groaning about the death of my poor, beloved Celtics (for now...plenty of time later).

BDT with Prince (May 10)

I really hope someone punched this guy in the face before he left the building...

Jon talks to Prince about Red Wings-Sharks and Celtics-Heat.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

BDT -- The Most Confusing Playoffs Ever (May 9)

Go ahead and drive the lane and let's see if you're smiling afterwards...
Let me start this off with a disclaimer; if you're reading this with the hope of gaining a better understanding of what's happening in the NBA Playoffs, then you're going to be severely disappointed. Truth is I have no idea what's going on anymore. None. It honestly feels like everything I thought I knew about the NBA and about basketball in general has been tossed out the window...and we're not even to the Conference Finals! Think about it; thus far, the lessons we've learned are that Marc is the better Gasol, Z-Bo is the best post player in the game, and Miami's role players are better than Boston's. At this pace, we're about two games away from Brian Scalabrine taking the floor in his suit and throwing down over Josh Smith. I'm not even sure I'd be surprised!

Friday, May 6, 2011

BDT with Prince (May 5)

Introducing the least patriotic person in America. Come on Rashard! What the heck is wrong with you?!

Jon and Prince have a ridiculous Cinco De Mayo themed conversation about parties, Mother's Day, and 9/11 truthers.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

BDT with Prince (May 4)

I already miss him...I swear I didn't cry!

Jon talks to Prince about Heat-Celtics, Christian Ponder, and a stupid Android baseball app.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BDT -- When Luck Isn't Enough (May 3)

Could this be a familiar site in the future? Perhaps...
There's an old and often quoted saying that goes like this; "sometimes it's better to be lucky than to be good." If you've ever played golf with me, then you know this is one of my favorite phrases. I say it every single time my ball bounces off five trees and kicks back in the fairway...and I hit the trees quite often by the way. Perhaps you're not a fan of the word "luck"...perhaps you'd rather call it circumstance, happenstance, or divine intervention. That's fine. Whatever you want to call it. At the risk of beginning a huge theological debate, I'll say I don't believe in actual "luck" either. I don't believe anything in life is completely random. Regardless, let's put that aside and define luck as any favorable and seemingly random event. For example, accidentally banking in a three pointer would definitely be considered luck. (Side note: If you happen to bank in a three, don't you dare hold your pose as if you meant to do it! Don't you dare nod your head as if you're a baller! YOU APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE! YOU DROP YOUR HEAD IN SHAME AND TELL EVERYONE HOW SORRY YOU ARE FOR DISGRACING THE GAME! Moving on...)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

BDT -- More than a Series (May 1)

Greatest Tweet far. I love you Paulie!

Right now, as I write this, we're two hours before the opening tip-off of the much anticipated Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat second round match up. Given the history of the players involved and given what these two teams stand for, it seems this series was destined to happen.