Podcast: UK's season ruined, while MSU makes its big statement

Heck of a Spartybomb on Samantha Ponder here. Well-played, setting the tone for MSU on Tuesday. (via Big Lead Sports)

This particular version of the podcast is the early a.m. kind. Me, Parrish and Goodman recorded as the sun broke way on the world on Wednesday morning. And after getting the cobwebs out, what else can we address first but Nerlens Noel's injury from Kentucky-Florida on Tuesday night. Good, long discussion there, and then we get to Michigan State romping Michigan, Miami's biggest reason for its best ranking in program history and what Goodman found in his hotel room that he had to keep secret from his wife. Plus some other things. Basketball things and non-basketball things. Like usual.


  • From the beginning: It is early, and we've gotta get the sleep out of our eyes. Well, not Parrish. He rarely sleeps, and so therefore I find it hard to trust him.
  • 2:30: Kentucky-Nerlens talk. Goodman was at the game and heard the screams.
  • 9:50: Perspective on Kentucky's season. Now a Sweet 16 seems like a prayer.
  • 14:40: Here's the car that we reference. Can't tell you how badly I want this to be a rental option for the July recruiting run this summer
  • 17:25: Michigan State-Michigan time. Sparty's about to have its turn in the spotlight. What I failed to bring up: inevitably, MSU will lose its next game, at Nebraska. Here's proof of Parrish being way ahead of everyone else on the MSU love train.
  • 24:45: Miami-Larranaga. Why are these guys this good? A reason explained here that hasn't been discussed too much.
  • 30:50: This hotel-room story might be Goodman's best story ever on the podcast.
  • 35:40: Pod wrap-up and addressing loose ends that we can't quite tie up. Nothing like finishing a pod and one of us is actually packing as it closes.

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