TFQ’s podcast, Dan Marino (#13) Episode: NBA Free Agency, the Draft & more!

Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Dan Marino Version (Ep. 13) & Appendix

It’s hot today in Toronto, this hot.

That’s also how high(brow) he got, as in Robin Williams, for this episode.

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Episode 13 is the Dan Marino episode, for numerous reasons. (But not 10,000, as second-place holds, right Wilt Chamberlain?) One classic Marino play is the fake spike against the Jets.

Our weekly segment, #PROPS & #DROPS. You can follow us @TFQuarter, and @count_yorga

#PROPS went out to the German national soccer team for their close win against Algeria. I mentioned that I like German coach Joachim Loew because he looks like Professor Stephen Falken from the 80s movie War Games.

Falken-Loew

Shall we play a game?

We looked at the NBA Draft. Are the Sixers a way station for raw talent? Listen to find out.

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My thoughts on Charlotte’s work in the draft:

My take on the Spurs drafting Kyle Anderson at 30th overall:

There was an extended talk about our own three big questions for the NBA free agency period. Check it out, for Christ’s sake.

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This week’s Statgasm went tantric as we tried to analyze LeBron James’ potential to damage his legacy by leaving Miami. To do so, we looked at all top 5 MVP vote-getters and how often they had to leave their current team to win a championship, as LeBron has once already (so far…). Listen up!

Here’s the box score for this week’s Weekly Woodshed.

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TFQ’s podcast, Randall Cunningham (#12) Episode: NBA Draft, the dilemma for the Heat & more

Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Randall Cunningham Version (Ep. 12) & Appendix

We’ve got some changes coming to TFQ, namely a change of web address, a new layout and this podcast available on iTunes. (We also decided to start each episode with #PROPS & #DROPS instead of What I Saw.)

For now, my co-host Yorga tries to help me through a hangover while we smoke up thoughts about what’s happened in the last week in sports – and what might happen in the future.

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We/I deemed this the Randall Cunningham episode…. Here’s a sign of my love for Randall. (Note the Jerome Brown tribute crest.) This week’s Statgasm segment also focuses on his body of work – which indicates he was a more productive passer throughout his whole career than most people realize.

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#PROPS & #DROPS is our segment when we give thumbs-up/-down to things in the sports world. You can follow Yorga @count_yorga and me @TFQuarter

#PROPS went out to Michelle Wie for her first career major win at the Women’s’ U.S. Open. She’s often referred to as The Big Wie-zy, after Ernie Els’ moniker, The Big Easy, so I gave a Jeffersons tribute.

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Yorga also gave her #PROPS for her wild post-win celebration, which included, but may not have been limited to, twerking and drinking out of the trophy.

#DROPS to Jets QB Michael Vick for saying that he started the current dual threat QB trend.

Yorga gave #DROPS to the Colorado Rockies fielders for somehow managing to allow three runners to score on a wild pitch. Sickening.

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In our weekly What I Saw current events segment, we applauded Padres pitcher Alex Torres for wearing a new model of protective headgear on the mound. It may not look traditional, but it’s better than concussion or death.

We did a one-off segment, Will He Stay Or Will He Go Now?, otherwise known as the Clash segment. We discussed what the Miami Heat might do with their roster, and what LeBron James and the Big 3 may or may not do in terms of deciding their own contract situations.  A frustrating thing about many pro athletes came up when wondering if Dwayne Wade would exercise his $20 million contract option, which would hamstring his team’s ability to improve the roster even though he’s surely already rich as hell.  I wish more athletes would take pay cuts if their roster needs ask for it, because at the end of the day they’ll still be able to console themselves this way.

Here’s the box score for a Jays-Reds game that was our selection for Weekly Woodshed.

During the Statgasm on Randall Cunningham, I remembered Eagles CB Eric Allen’s amazing 94-yard clutch interception return for a TD to win a game versus the Jets during which Cunningham broke his leg in 1993.

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Ep. 7 of TFQ’s new podcast: NBA Draft Lottery & Playoffs

Blair Miller > THE SHIT SHOW, Episode 7 & Links

Well hello again, sport nuts. We waited a few extra days to record Episode 7 of The Shit Show so that we could talk about the NBA Draft Lottery while it is still fresh. But as usual, we touch on a slew of topics in the sports world.

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In the opening, I say we’re higher than “Webster tied to a balloon”. I can’t take credit for that – it’s from “Outrun”, a People Under The Stairs song.

In our weekly What I Saw segment, I made fun of Panthers DE Greg Hardy for allegedly letting his jealousy for hip-hop “star” Nelly make him lose control.

As always, we gave out our weekly #PROPS and #DROPS – in part a reprise of some tweets we make throughout the week. You can follow us at @TFQuarter & @count_yorga

Here’s that #PROPS article on the NFL and drug restrictions by Ross Tucker. I agree with Tucker, that punishment for marijuana offences should be loosened, and that it should be a sort of leverage for getting HGH testing through.

I also gave predictable #PROPS to Tim Duncan.

Yorga gave props to the walk-out songs for two MLB hitters: Texas’ Prince Fielder’s and Oakland’s Josh Reddick. Which one do you favour?

Reddick’s choice of “Carless Whisper” made me think of an old YouTube video I saw of a guy in a gorilla suit wandering the streets alone to a saxophone solo of the same song. I couldn’t find the damn thing (but you wouldn’t believe the shit that comes up when googling things like “lonely gorilla saxophone”), but here’s another musical gorilla – to Genesis instead of Wham!.

Fielder’s Soul-Glo turn reminded me of my affinity to point out how much NFL QB Jason Campbell looks like Eriq La Salle in TFQ’s What I Saw.

Jason Campbell

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At one point my home phone started ringing during the podcast ( we get real raw on The Shit Show: 1 take, no editing), and I started doing Cameron Fry’s lines from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “He’ll keep calling me….” (I don’t get it bang-on, but not bad for off-the-cuff.)

When we touched on the now-finished Spurs-Blazers series, I said that I spouted some pro-Spurs numbers in last week’s The Dr. Is In podcast at Raptors Republic.

I tweeted this criticism of the OKC Thunder, specifically GM Sam Presti’s inability to put perimeter defenders on the roster.

Our Weekly Woodshed was a drubbing Dodgers P Clayton Kershaw sustained from the D’Backs. Here’s the game summary, and the box score.

Lastly, we often watch sports on TV while we record The Shit Show, and though I didn’t catch the actual play and the channel immediately went to another broadcast afterward, I said I thought I saw Tigers bullpen men Al Alburquerque commit a bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to lose to the Indians. I was right, and since we promised we’d verify it for our listeners, here’s the ESPN game summary.

That’s it for Episode 7!  Be sure to check out my draft analysis for what the Raptors might do with the 20th pick overall in the NBA draft at Raptors Republic, coming out at the end of the week.  Peace out!

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