Ep. 3 of TFQ’s new podcast: The “Führer” Caused by Sterling & More

Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Episode 3 & Links

Last night during the 3 NBA playoff games on TV we recorded Episode 3 of The Shit Show, our now podcast!

As always I, Jerkules, was joined by my co-host Count Yorga, who you can find @count_yorga on Twitter.

(You can always follow TFQ @TFQuarter  and on Facebook as well.)

You can listen to the podcast here.

This week is a long episode, but a very good one, with a lot of in-depth analysis of things NBA and NFL.

Here’s a list of the segments, along with links to some things me make reference to:

In the opening I declare that we’re so high we’re like Nigel Tufnel’s amp in This is Spinal Tap.  Here’s the reference.

What I Saw: Current events, focusing on the unfortunate situation surrounding the L.A. Clippers and their owner Donald Sterling.  We shat all over the racist owner for his anti-African American comments this week. Here’s the (awkward) aforementioned press conference by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

#PROPS & #DROPS: Our weekly thumbs-up/down segment, partially taken from our tweets throughout the week. I’m @TFQuarter and there’s also @count_yorga.  We gave #PROPS to LaMarcus Aldridge. Here’s part of the reason why:

Last 6 Players With 140 Points & 45 Rebounds In First 4 Games Of Playoffs

LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) 2014
Hakeem Olajuwon (HOU) 1988
Bob McAdoo (BUF) 1976
Wilt Chamberlain (SFW) 1964
Bob Petit (STL) 1963
Elgin Baylor (LAL) 1962

(NBA on TNT)

#PROPS went out to LeBron James staring down the great Michael Jordan (current Bobcats owner) on his way to a dunk…but the King denies it…

We took a look at each first round series of the NBA playoffs.  When I was loving up the Washignton Wizards I started saying “I’m the Wiz!” That’s a Seinfeld reference.

I mentioned the resemblance between Trailblazers point guard Damien Lillard and Marlo Stanfield from HBO’s amazing series The Wire.


We also spent some time on initial reactions to the schedule for next NFL season. Here’s the link to the Five-Thirty-Eight analysis of the NFL’s strength of schedule for each team, now that the 2014 sched is out.

We didn’t get into our “weekly” segment Weekly Woodshed, about a huge blowout from the previous week because of how long the episode was going – but it’s still so good, we swear!  We were going to look at the two big whoopings the Clippers and Warriors gave each other, especially the record-setting win by Los Angeles.  Here’s a look at the second such game as well.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Stay tuned for episode 4 of The Shit Show – AND, next week I will be releasing a stand-alone NFL Mock Draft Episode, so keep your eyes out!




High Posts – Gm 2 Reaction @Raptors Republic

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Whoa what a stressful-fun Game 2 of Raptors-Nets tonight!

I joined the usual roundtable crew & Zarar of Raptors Republic to talk rock in an unedited reaction to the game, recorded shortly after the Toronto win.

You can find the podcast here.


Ep. 2 of TFQ’s podcast: NBA Awards, Playoffs & 4/20 Tribute

Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Episode 2 & Links

Today we recorded Episode 2 of The Shit Show, our now podcast, during the Heat-Bobcats game!

This week is mostly an NBA season awards & playoffs edition, with a tribute to 4/20, the date we recorded it. (If you don’t get the 4/20 reference, some of the background noises while we record might confuse you.)

As will always be the case, Count Yorga and I (aka Jerkules) give our own takes on a number of sports topics.


Listen to the podcast here.


Here’s a list of the segments, along with links to some things me make reference to:

What I Saw: Current events, including Blake Griffin’s tasteless-funny move when he poured water on a fan.

#PROPS & #DROPS: Our weekly thumbs-up/down segment, partially taken from our tweets throughout the week. I’m @TFQuarter and there’s also @count_yorga. At one point #DROPS went out to Bryce Harper dogging it to first on a grounder that got him benched.

End the Movie, Start the Madness: Our sports movie review segment. This week: Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner. I mentioned a Sports Illustrated article about the movie. Here it is.

Top 10 All-Time Pothletes: a 4/20 tribute to the sports world.

Three things from that list:

We included Doc Ellis in part due to this fun animated short, narrated by Ellis himself. (Like I said during the ’cast, Ellis doesn’t mention marijuana, but you can bet that he toked some during his mystical journey.)

Tim Lincecum was also on the list, in part for pot possession, in part for an uncanny resemblance to the protagonist in Dazed and Confused.


We also had Damon Stoudamire in the Top 10 pothletes for trying to pull a Derek Smalls. Smalls is the bassist from This is Spinal Tap who, well, you’ll see here. (Played by Harry Shearer, a regular cast member of The Simpsons.)

NBA Season Awards: I gave Pelicans forward Anthony Davis the Most Improved player award in our NBA Regular Season Awards segment. (Yorga pussied out and took not two but three winners of the award.) I mention an excellent article by Grantland’s Zach Lowe about Anthony, which you can find here.

NBA Playoff Preview: Yorga and I give our predictions and thoughts for the first round of the 2013-14 NBA Playoffs. When the podcast touches on Pacers center Roy Hibbert we get into our usual milking of the 10-hour YouTube video of Dr. Hibbert’s laugh.

Statgasm: TFQ’s weekly dive down the statistical rabbit’s hole. This week: How often do MVPs lead their team to the championship, and is the task facing either Kevin Durant or LeBron James a tough one?

Weekly Woodshed: Our weekly look at a blowout was a 16-1 whupping of the Yankees at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19. Here’s the box score.

That whupping came largely at the expense of Yankees starter Ivan “Chevy” Nova, who, as Yorga pointed out got crushed into a cube, a la Mr. Burn’s car when Homer was his assistant in an episode of The Simpsons.

Bold Statements: Each week we finish off with a look to the future. Yorga made a bold statement involving Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, and I responded the same way Marge Simpson would.

Listen to the podcast here.

Stay tuned for Episode 3 of The Shit Show, but it will be a few days later than usual.

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