Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Episode 4 & Links
It’s Episode 4 of The Shit Show, with Count Yorga & Jerkules!
Recorded immediately after Spurs-Mavs on Sunday, TFQ’s new podcast take a more focused look at the NBA playoffs. Later this week we’ll release the Jerkules NFL Mock Draft.
As always we provide you with a summary of the podcast, replete with links to sources and/or references we make throughout the episode.
In What I Saw, we discussed the notion that the Donald Sterling ownership issue won’t have a clean, quick resolution – mostly for financial reasons, including capital gains taxes in California if the Clippers owner were forced to sell his franchise. Here’s the detailed analysis of the situation from Michael McCann at Sports Illustrated.
Yorga also pointed out my wee tiff with Grantland’s Zach Lowe on Twitter. Lowe took offense to my implying that he implies NBA team should tank, but then offered this response:
So, that’s not an argument that teams are better off trying to miss the playoffs than they are squeaking in? Lowe is the best NBA writer there is right now, but that’s faulty reasoning.
Once, again, in honour of Pacers C Roy Hibbert, here’s the YouTube video of 10 straight hours of Dr. Hibbert from The Simpsons laughing.
While giving recognition to the defensive prowess of Spur Kawhi Leonard I said he doesn’t even need to fight with a hot dog weiner, like Cosby did.
The majestic flop that is Leonard Part 6 was also the source for me saying that the winner of Spurs-Blazers could ride off into the sunset on an ostrich.
I referred to oft-injured Warriors C Andrew Bogut as the Man Made Of Glass, one of the awards given out in TFQ’s NFL Upside-Down Awards. This past season’s winner was Raider Darren McFadden. You can check out all of the UDAs here.
We also mention a fun Grantland article by Kirk Goldsberry about the impact of the Splash Brothers.
In Weekly Woodshed we take a look at the trouncing the Oakland A’s gave the Texas Rangers.
In this week’s Statgasm I look at how many Super Bowl champs didn’t have a first round pick in the NFL Draft that year, and I discovered that the Green Bay Packers drafted running back Jim Grabowski the year they won SB I in 1967. Not to be confused with Parking Officer Steve Grabowski from The Simpsons.
That’s it for Episode 4 – we’ll put up the Jerkules NFL Mock Draft soon!