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Posted on: March 24, 2011 8:48 am
Edited on: March 24, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Podcast: The man who helps you relive the tourney

Posted by Matt Norlander

For many, watching the NCAA tournament has become more than a television experience. When an amazing play or reaction happens, fans want to see it again, and they want it on the Internet, and they want to see it again on the Internet fast. Whether in the form of a screengrab, GIF or raw video, the hunger is now immediate.

Today's podcast is about the man who is partly responsible, in the sports world, for unintentionally conditioning people to expect immediate video and screengrab recycling.

Many who've taken to Twitter have followed a man by the name of Tim Burke, who is better known in the Twitterverse as @bubbaprog. I wanted to unveil the man behind the memes and moving pictures at 30 FPS, about why he started the insta-capture hobby, and just how much of his time and money goes into making his corner of the Internet a satisfactory, much-linked-to place.

There's tournament talk mixed in, but mainly, we discuss mocksession.com (of note: that's the greater domain which 30 PFS sits under and has actually been around for nearly a decade; Burke does have some video that isn't working, and some of his work infringes on CBS' broadcast rights), why his Twitter handle sounds like he's southerner who loves Dream Theater, and how the GIF is the vinyl record of the Internet.

If you've ever wanted a YouTube video of a dunk or game-winner, or a memorable screengrab of a celebration, something a coach or player has worn, you'll identify with Burke's objective. Enjoy!

Tim Burke: the man who helps you relive the tourney


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Posted on: March 15, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Podcast: A whole bunch of bracket gabbing

Posted by Matt Norlander

There's not much description or teasing needed here. Matt Jones and I spend 50 minutes yacking about the bracket. It's a lot of fun, and you're going to enjoy it. He hates my Final Four.

We pore over the field of 68 but also toss out commentary on the mis-seeding and other nuggets about the games. Florida, San Diego State, BYU and Pitt are called out. As is my undying affection for San Diego State.

I'll have another podcast up tomorrow, talking Vegas, odds and how the sharps are looking at games. A different side of the bracket, one a lot of people are fascinated by, including me.

We urge you to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or if you have a Zune, we've got you covered there as well. And for the XML-savvy, here's a permalink.

To listen to the podcast right now in your media player, click here.

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Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:00 am
Edited on: March 9, 2011 10:07 am
 

Podcast: Will Leitch is nervous, yet pragmatic

Posted by Matt Norlander

Another first-time guest on the podcast today, as the former editor of Deadspin, Will Leitch, stops by. Leitch currently writes for New York Magazine, Sporting News, and will soon be contributing on the regular to Yahoo's to-be-unveiled movie blog.

An honor and pleasure to have him on, as he made my week a couple of times back in 2008 when he linked some of my stuff from College Hoops Journal. Never forget the first Internet favors, you know?

I wanted to have Leitch on not only to talk Big Ten and his beloved Illini, but get into his mind about the Deadspin days, how he came to that, and why he left. The man now has a pretty fantastic writing gig set up as well, as he gets to pen on a number of things outside the sports world. He's humble to admit it, but Leitch has landed in a pretty great spot. It's easy to envy the size and freedom of his canvas.

Other topics addressed: Bruce Weber, and the mindset of the fanbase in northern and southern Illinois; expectations not met with this year's Illini team; Ohio State, Purdue's prospects in the tournament; and plenty of other riffing on tournament and non-tournament related topics. It's Big Ten-driven, to be certain, but we take a drive down other avenues as well.

You should enjoy, and again, I urge you to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or if you have a Zune, we've got you covered there as well. And for the XML-savvy, here's a permalink.  

Deadspin founder Will Leitch


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Posted on: March 7, 2011 10:40 am
 

Podcast: What makes conference tourneys special

Posted by Matt Norlander

You excited for all the conference tournaments coming this week? If not, kindly leave the blog. Seriously, what are you doing here?

But if you're eager-eager-eager for as much conference tournament play as possible, this podcast will only further excite your nerves. Jeff Borzello makes his jump from the blog to the podcast and has his debut. Please, don't let that dissuade you. He and I talk about our favorite moments from past years of conference tournaments and why this week has its special flare to it.

Also, is there a vocal contingent against conference tournaments? I thought that crowd subsided once and for all about three or four years ago. Nevertheless, that subject is addressed as well.

Plus, we look ahead to the good and bad. There are some major-conference tournaments that probably don't give us a lot to learn. While others, like the Pac-10, still leave plenty on the table to extract. It's more chat than it is game analyzation, which listener response has been very supportive of. Thanks!

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Favorite conference tournament memories


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Posted on: March 4, 2011 10:05 am
 

Podcast: BYU and conference tourney predictions

Posted by Matt Norlander

This BYU/Brandon Davies situation has carried on throughout the week. It has tremendous legs, so Jones and I decided to lead with it on the podcast. He hates BYU's rules and explains why. I do a wonderful dance on the fence.

To get even more perspective on Jones' take, I again will suggest you read this, which ran on Deadspin yesterday.

After the BYU discussion we then get on to conference tournament talk. Jones is in St. Louis now to cover the Missouri Valley tournament for us, so that's touched upon, and we go through the nine major conference tournaments, offering thoughts and opinions on teams trending up and down. A nice way to saddle up to the last weekend of the regular season.

Remember, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or if you have a Zune, we've got you covered there as well. And for the XML-savvy, here's a permalink.

Norlander and Jones talk BYU ethics and conference tourneys


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Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:20 am
Edited on: February 28, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Podcast: Jonah Keri is on the phone

Posted by Matt Norlander

Don't dismiss a podcast just because you might not know a guest. That's a cardinal sin of podcast listening, after all.

Jonah Keri has become more well-known for his baseball knowledge (he does, after all, have a pretty terrific book coming out next week), but his top priority in sports is college basketball.

I've planned to have Jonah on for a good while, and we finally connected Sunday afternoon for a chat. He makes some pretty great points about the parity arguments for this year's tournament. We also touch upon the nature of the one-and-done, and whether that's "better" than best-of series in baseball, the NBA and pro hockey.

The man is one who wears many hats in the sporting arena, and you can digest all things Keri at his website, where he also hosts a podcast, one that's quickly made me envious of his quality of guests.

And, for real, if you care about baseball or spinning new ideas in sports and business forward, you should pick up his book.

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Podcast: Jonah Keri


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Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:10 am
 

Friday podcast: the always-opinionated Dan Wolken

Posted by Matt Norlander

Latest podcast is here for your consumption, folks.

Dan Wolken most definitely knows his hoops. He was at the Memphis Commercial Appeal, serving as the beat writer for the Memphis Tigers before ascending to the role of columnist last August.

In December, he was hired at The Daily, an iPad-driven news application. Dan and I discuss Tim Floyd's antics, whether Bruce Pearl should be fired now and how he is prepping for writing hoops in a way he never has before -- with a national scope. We also discuss ways Dan is similar to George Clooney. (Despite me bringing this up in the podcast, it was all his idea.)

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Podcast: Talkin' with Dan Wolken


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Posted on: February 23, 2011 9:20 am
 

Podcast: UConn ruling reaction; Tenn. next

Posted by Matt Norlander

Matt Jones and I couldn't avoid the topic of the day for this morning's edition of the CBSSports.com College Basketball Podcast. It's a meat-and-potatoes approach to the entire UConn issue, Jim Calhoun's tainted legacy, why the NCAA can't handle these things in a timely, organized, prepared manner, what this means for Bruce Pearl, if anything, and a bit more.

We keep it shorter this time around, clocking in at just more than 20 minutes. Good enough to last on a trip to the grocery store or an acclerated workout on the treadmill.

Remember, you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, or if you have a Zune, we've got you covered there as well. And for the XML-savvy, here's a permalink.

Podcast: All things UConn, NCAA and Bruce Pearl

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