Tag:podcasts
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Mainstream bloggers team up for amazing podcast

By Matt Norlander

Over the next two weeks, I'll be bringing on some of the prominent names in college basketball blogging. Consider it the laid-back season primer for you. We'll discuss plenty about what we're looking forward to with this season, but also touch on other topics outside of hoops, as well as get into some ridiculous banter/argument sessions over things that are completely essential to the nature of this podcast's existence.

Really looking forward to that. Today, ESPN.com national hoops blogger Eamonn Brennan came on to talk about the following:
  • From the beginning: Blogtalk spectacular! How we spent our weekend and what we've done in October to prepare for the season. Riveting conversation, especially on my end.
  • 7:23: How to enjoy/cover/watch the 24-hour hoops marathon, as well as how strenuous the conference realignment talk is for us poor, poor writers. Again: edge-of-your-seat audio.
  • 12:00: Definitive arguments re: why the NBA lockout means good things for college basketball.
  • 17:05: What teams are we most curious about? Who is the most unpredictable? Memphis and Missouri are very much discussed.
  • 23:00: What teams are we most confident in? I pick Alabama.
  • 30:00: Music! E.B. loves him some Rihanna. He sings. He tries to sing. Highlight of the podcast right here.
  • 34:08: Since I'm joining the iPhone brigade at week's end, I ask Eamonn for his app advice. You can tweet me if you'd like, too.
Eamonn's a great chum and does thorough, eye- and mind-pleasing work over at the Four-Letter.  So do follow him on Twitter and tell him how much more you love this podcast than his.

As a reminder, from now through the end of the season, we'll be delivering three podcasts per week to you. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is when you can find the new episodes. Get in the habit of listening. You can subscribe on iTunes. Or the RSS feed. Or, if you're one of those with a Zune, yeah we've got you covered, too.



Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:59 am
 

Podcast: Talking our Top 100 players, Top 25 poll

By Matt Norlander

Head into your weekend by torturing yourself, ay? Goodman and Parrish join me on Friday's edition of the podcast.

Here's what we tackle:
  • From the beginning: Talking the top 100 players. We're not too proud to examine and critique ourselves. Well, Goodman is, but still.
  • 6:30: Talking Parrish and Goodman's Top 25 (and one). Why are Washington and Marquette snubbed? Parrish's reaction at 10:31 is awesome.
  • 12:55: Parrish saw Memphis, Vanderbilt, Louisville and Kentucky. He ranks those teams and gabs about what he saw.
  • 15:36: Goodman on his Midwest swing. He checks in from Indiana Amish country.
  • 21:40: Obligatory Goodman/Robbie Hummel talk.
  • 26:00: Reaction to the Top 25 coaches poll and why we'll always talk about it.
As a reminder, from now through the end of the season, we'll be delivering three podcasts per week to you. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is when you can find the new episodes. Get in the habit of listening. You can subscribe on iTunes. Or the RSS feed. Or, if you're one of those with a Zune, yeah we've got you covered, too.

If you'd like to send a question for the podcast, I'm always an advocate. Tweet at me or the EyeOnCBB account, and if we get enough inquiries, I'll make a segment out of it.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:05 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Podcast: Behind the Phog

By Matt Norlander

Today's podcast is for the Kansas fans. Jason King joins me to discuss his book, Beyond the Phog. But even if you're not a Kansas fan, you'll enjoy it. It's my Podcast Promise to you.

Jason did a lot of good work tracking down former Jayhawks and getting them to open up about their playing days, the program, Roy Williams, Bill Self, depression, exhaustion and more. The book covers so much of that. The podcast touches on a number of the incidents and stories that helped shape a decade-long narrative worth sharing. The most infamous of the stories invoked is the J.R. Giddens matter. We absolutely get into that.

I also ask Jason if Bill Self is coaching Kansas in four years. He may or may not suggest the Arkansas job as a possibility down the road. Speculation based on nothing: always something a fan base endears itself to.

Season tips Nov. 7

The Wayne Simien story is the one that continues to intrigue me. As I say in the beginning, Jason's one of the nicest guys in the business, and it was a pleasure having him on. There is some talk about the upcoming season, too. He makes a great point about Baylor's club.

As a reminder, from now through the end of the season, we'll be delivering three podcasts per week to you. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is when you can find the new episodes. Get in the habit of listening. You can subscribe on iTunes. Or the RSS feed. Or, if you're one of those with a Zune, yeah we've got you covered, too.

If you'd like to send a question for the podcast, I'm always an advocate. Tweet at me or the EyeOnCBB account, and if we get enough inquiries, I'll make a segment out of it.





Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Podcast: Midnight Madness storytelling

By Matt Norlander

Today marks the first full week of college basketball season, and so, with diametric diligence, we're going to get after in full, too. From now through the end of the season, we'll be delivering three podcasts per week to you. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is when you can find the new episodes. Subscribe to iTunes. Or the RSS feed. Or, if you're one of those with a Zune, yeah we've got you covered, too.

Season tips Nov. 7
Goodman and Parrish will appear pretty much once per week, and normally they'll get hump day duty. (This week, however, they'll be on Friday.) Borzello, who joins me on today's podcast, will also be a frequent guest, but in no way, shape or form is he worthy of regularly scheduled appearances.

On today's episode, Borzello and I recap our trips to Syracuse and UConn, respectively, and really expand on who Syracuse is and how successful it can be this year. Then we talk which recruits hit up which schools, and which of those Borzello thinks is most likely not to commit tothe school he was at Friday.

We wrap up things with an eight-minute conversation that tweaks and prods at the Top 25 (and one) Parrish and Goodman compiled last week. Duke too high at 6? What about Cinci and A&M -- are they getting too much respect? And which teams deserved to be ranked that weren't? (I forget to mention my belief Washington is a top-25 team.)

Enjoy. And forgive me for all my uhs. I'm working on that. I will never apologize my nougaty tenor tone, though.


Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:13 am
 

Podcast: The real Billy Edelin

By Matt Norlander

Remember Billy Edelin? The enigmatic guard who played on and off for Syracuse more than six years ago? What ever happened to him? And why is there a college basketball blog named in his honor?

Nick Fasulo runs the superb blog, and it so happens that he wound up driving from Boston to Manlius, N.Y., to meet the 28-year-old Edelin. Here's his story of how and why it happened. I've always liked the work Fasulo's done at the site, and I vowed I'd have him on the podcast eventually. The Edelin get seemed like the perfect time to make good on my word.

The story is pretty interesting, as Edelin's myth and reputation have essentially run in direct contrast to the man today, a man who helped Syracuse win a title in 2003. A man who's teaching Jim Boeheim's kids about basketball in a tiny gym 20 minutes from Syracuse. I think you'll enjoy the back story here. Toward the end of the podcast we turn our focus to the season ahead and talk storylines we're looking forward to, plus gab a bit on Xavier -- Fasulo's alma mater.

Listen below. You can also download the mp3, or even use popout the player at your leisure.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 5, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Podcast: Hodgpodge of preseason build-up

By Matt Norlander

I know. The season's still a month out. I want it to get here as soon as possible, just like you. But hopefully these podcasts are holding you over. And today, Goodman, Parrish and I spend 25 minutes sort of rapid-firing through a number of topics.

They include:
  • Bill Self's threats to ditch Mizzou-KU rivalry. Parrish thinks it's going to happen if the Tigers do in fact go to the SEC -- and fans would take that trade anyway.
  • In immediate news, Laurence Bowers' injury likely prevents Missouri from winning the Big 12. But is the tournament still realistic? And why does Goodman want Frank Haith to call Jay Wright for advice?
  • The preseason polls should look like this: North Carolina, Kentucky, then order it however you please. We talk why it should be this way, and also get into a debate about this year's Heels team compared to the 2005 and 2009 clubs. Is this Roy's best?
  • Goodman says Rashad McCants is the same level college player as Harrison Barnes. He says that. He gets called out.
  • The NBA lockout will likely bleed into the regular season. And so college basketball will get some extra attention. But Parrish thinks my hopes in regard to this are overblown.
  • The Wooden Award preseason list came out. But no freshman are allowed. How irrelevant is this thing, and shouldn't it be ignored from now on?
Listen below, download the mp3, or popout the player for continued browsing.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Podcast: Parrish, Goodman talk latest on leagues

By Matt Norlander

The Pac-12 is staying put, and that means there's a whole lot of confusion going on. Naturally, conversation must be had, so Goodman and Parrish hopped on the podcast with me today. Topics addressed:
  • Why did the Pac-12 do this?
  • What does it mean for Texas, and can the Big 12 stay at just nine teams? Because it'd be stupid to stay at nine teams.
  • Are we really just prolonging the inevitable re: Big 12? No way this league exists by 2017, right?
  • How about the Big East deciding to completely abandon football. It should probably happen. When will the presidents and officials in that conference look in the mirror and accept that? Create a super hoop league by inviting Xavier, Butler, Richmond, Dayton, etc.
  • Does Jim Boeheim and/or Jim Calhoun ever coach a game in the ACC? We ask because, as it stands now, the Big East is going to hold Pitt and Syracuse in the league until 2014. Supposedly.
  • And while having these great schools all in one league looks nice, consider the ages of K, Roy, Boe, Calhoun.
  • It's not all alignment talk. Goodman and Parrish touch on Kyle Anderson's commitment to UCLA and why Ben Howland had to go 3,000 miles to get a player. Why's he not recruiting successfully in L.A. right now?
Listen below, download the mp3, or popout the player for continued browsing.

Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:00 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Podcast: McMurphy hops on to talk what's next

By Matt Norlander

Who better to have on Monday's podcast than the man responsible for so much of the newsbreaking over the weekend? Our Brett McMurphy hopped on with me to talk about his reporting of the ACC/Big East mess and who/what/why is next. This conference talk is as much about reaction as it is prediction, so we ride both sides of that seesaw.

For instance, isn't the SEC a little too quiet right now? The conference sits at 13 teams. That can't last for long. Is the Pac-12 going to become the Pac-16 by week's end? How is Texas holding all of this up, and is the Longhorn Network just an albatross at this point?

McMurphy's blog should be in your daily rotation at this point. And follow him on Twitter. Guy's practically doubled his follower count in the past week. Love it. The 'Stache is mighty powerful these days.

If you please, here's the link for iTunes subscription. The podcast goes up a few minutes after it's live here on the blog, so be sure to subscribe. Or, if you're just hanging out, click the player below and enjoy.

 
 
 
 
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