Thursday, May 31, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 31)

Don't sweat it, Mike. Kwame Brown will still be there for you at #2.
Jon and Laney break down the winners and losers of the NBA lottery.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 27)

How many triple-doubles will the Celtics need in order to win? Probably 7...and even then...
Jon celebrates Boston's ugly Game 7 victory. Following that, he and Laney put the Celtics in the ground, much like the Heat are destined to do.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 26)

Hello, old friend...we need to talk.
Jon and Prince discuss the recent NFL happenings, including Hakeem Nicks' injury and the 'collusion' lawsuit. Also, Jon makes a monumental announcement.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do Team Building Models Really Exist in the NBA?

Behold, one of the most successful people in sports history!
It’s become an annual tradition, at this point in the NBA playoffs, for writers and analysts across the sport to praise the league’s top teams for their “team building models.” Dozens of columns are written describing every personnel move the Thunder have made in the last five years, and numerous statistical breakdowns are drawn up describing how and why the Spurs made the moves they made.

The most in vogue “team building model” this year is certainly the Indiana Pacers’ model, constructed by The Legend himself. After some very lean years following the infamous Palace Brawl, Bird patiently enacted a complete overhaul of the franchise, a move that culminated in him being named Executive of the Year last week.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 21)

Find me a cooler picture. I dare you.
Jon and Laney discuss the Spurs' dominance, the emergence of the Pacers, and the rest of the NBA playoffs.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Overreaction Threat Scale

The Clippers Game 7 win was big, but is it really a franchise changer?
For some unexplainable reason, the sports media has morphed into a giant panic button. Every recent contest is “the greatest,” every collapse “the worst,” and every story “the most shocking.” Talk shows thrive on inane “controversies” like the Jeremy Lin headline, and build entire segments around topics such as, “is Eli better than Peyton ?” simply because of one game.  How, in an arena full of objective statistics and game footage, did we get here?

Since this trend cannot go unchecked, I am instituting the Overreaction Threat Scale (OTS). Modeled after the now-defunct Homeland Security Terror Alert Scale, the OTS is Boris Diaw Time’s way of calling shenanigans on the sports media. As idiotic stories pop up, we’ll test them against the OTS and see just how big of an overreaction they are. Yes, for the first time, you’ll not only know that these stories are stupid, you’ll know EXACTLY how stupid they are.

The BDT Podcast (May 15)

If you owned a Chinese buffet, and these two walked in, what would you do?
Jon and Prince catch up on some of the least noteworthy NFL news of the past week.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 14)

I feel certain he has no idea what the concept of 'world peace' actually means.
Jon and Laney wrap up the first round of the playoffs.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How Will the 2012 Draft Class Turn Out? The Crystal Ball Reveals All!

What's this all about, guys?
In case you missed the NFL draft, here’s a brief synopsis of how things went:

- Neither ESPN nor the NFL Network understands just how angry I get when they tell us who is about to get picked. Seriously, let me watch the freaking draft! If I wanted to just find out the pick, I’d watch whatever crappy movie is on F/X and look up the draft results later!

- The Jaguars selected a punter – A PUNTER!!! – in the third round. A punter. In the third round.

A punter…

(I keep saying it in my head, waiting for it to make sense. It still doesn’t.)

- 253 Pro Bowlers were selected overall. That’s right, 253!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The BDT Podcast (May 2)

He's a man! He's 40!
Jon and Prince break down an unpredictable NFL Draft, dubbing a certain Ohio team as "The Big Loser."

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The BDT Podcast (May 1)

"I can't believe we lost! I'm gonna punch this thing! I'm so stupid!" - Amare Stoudemire
Jon and Laney belatedly preview the NBA Playoffs. The two discuss the flagging fortunes of the Bulls, the stupidity of chest bumping a ref, and some potential NBA Finals matchups.

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