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Podcast: Doug McDermott vs. Barnes debate begins

Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:46 pm
 
By Matt Norlander

It's that soft spot between Christmas and New Year's, but lots of good basketball is about to get going thanks to conference play starting in earnest. Goodman, Parrish and I have our weekly Wednesday podcast here to discuss: Jordan Taylor's somehow underrated play this year; Creighton's Doug McDermott is about to explode on the national college hoops landscape; Rick Pitino can't be trusted; and this week is so huge for Louisville. The next three games, really: Wednesday vs. Georgetown; Saturday at Kentucky; Jan. 3 against St. John's.
 
We mix in some other things, too, particularly at the beginning, when I learn Parrish was once a pizza delivery boy.

Menu:
  • From the beginning: Some weekend wrap-up/catchup chatter. Sometimes this is the best parts of the podcast. It wanders into talking about Seth Greenberg, because of course.
  • 9:00: As for the here and now, it starts with Jordan Taylor, who Goodman saw in person last night. He's not having a down year, you know.
  • 16:29: Now we get to Doug McDermott, who's having an insane year, a First Team All America-level year so far. We've been on McDermott since the summer, but it feels like the coming weeks will finally bring widespread pub and love to a player who's doing much better so far this season than a guy named Jimmer last season.
  • 20:50: This conversation/debate could gain traction if McDermott continues to play so well, but we touch on Harrison Barnes vs. McDermott as college players (the two were high school teammates).
  • 24:09: Why we do not believe Rick Pitino.
  • 27:56: Podcast comes to a close with a nine-minute discussion on the next three games for U of L: Georgetown, Kentucky, St. John's (yes, St. John's). I think it's the most critical non-postseason three-game stretch the Cards have this season.

You can listen to the CBSSports.com College Basketball Podcast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The podcasts are posted here and simultaneously through iTunes (link below). Each Wednesday CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish hop on to banter and bicker. Mondays and Fridays are reserved for the most prominent voices in and around the game. Here's the iTunes subcription link. We also have an RSS feed for you to track. I don't believe they are making Zunes anymore, but nonetheless, I've been instructed to link you on how to listen via that device, too.


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Comments

Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Goodman knows basketball as much as I know soccer

His statement that "Pitino is a better coach than Cal, period" is stupid, period.  If that was the case, why is Pitino soon to be 0-3 against Cal at UK, or is winning and losing not a benchmark for Goodman?  Had he said Pitino is a quicker in "finishing" in 15-seconds at a public restaurant, then I would give it to Pitino hands down.  Both Cal and Pitino have taken 3 schools to the Final Four and both have a good W/L record.  However, Cal has had the best of Pitino while at UK.  Period. 

Goodman is an idiot, period. 


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