Tag:Podcasts
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Podcast: Does/should Boeheim keep his job?

By Matt Norlander

The Syracuse/Bernie Fine/Jim Boeheim story is the biggest story in college basketball right now; just how it is. There are a lot of nuanced elements to it -- then there is what people are naturally gravitating toward: Should Jim Boeheim keep his job?

A fair question. It deserves a conversation on our podcast, so Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman discuss it with me today. We do talk plenty of basketball as well, though, so if the Syracuse topic is starting to become white noise to you, feel free to just skip ahead to the Duke bashing! (Kidding -- but we do talk Duke, Ohio State and more.)

The rundown:
  • From the beginning: Syracuse, Boeheim, Fine, job security, ESPN's responsibility.
  • 13:20: Parrish was at Duke-Ohio State. Takeaways from him on the game, from Goodman on what Duke is lacking.
  • 19:08: Looking ahead to Wisconsin-North Carolina. "They are not going to win tonight," Goodman says. Parrish wholeheartedly agrees.
  • 21:23: How good is the Big Ten, because that 2-7 race is probably going to be riveting. (Hey, I mean it!)
  • 23:12: Xavier is just plain nice.
  • 26:21: How brilliant was Roy Williams to change the conversation after his team lost to UNLV? He made it about the fans.
  • 29:35: Our typical babbling BS to wrap it up. Always the the fun part.

You can listen to the CBSSports.com College Basketball Podcast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The podcasts go up here and on iTunes. The Wednesday show is dedicated to keeping the egos of CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish inflated. Mondays and Fridays are for the real people to come on. Here's the iTunes link. We also have an RSS feed for you to track. If you're still going strong and hanging on to a Zune, then, yes, you can listen on that as well.

Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:00 am
Edited on: November 28, 2011 9:08 am
 

Podcast: Examining new info with the Fine story

By Matt Norlander

Associate basketball head coach Bernie Fine was fired by Syracuse Sunday after a third victim came forward and alleged he'd been sexually molested by Fine.

Now plenty want Jim Boeheim gone too, after his initial statements dismissed any allegations, calling the alleged victims "liars" out for a payday. USA Today reporter Nicole Auerbach -- who covered the Penn State story recently -- comes on the podcast to discuss the latest with what's happening at Syracuse.

It's Nicole's first appearance, and we don't spend the whole time talking Syracuse. You want to hear about hoops on the court? We cover that, too. Carolina, UConn lost, and that's addressed, plus the big week ahead, driven by the huge UNC-UK game Saturday and the Big Ten-ACC Challenge Tuesday and Wednesday.

The rundown:
  • From the beginning: We get to the Syracuse stuff right away, and it takes up the first 40 percent of the podcast. Nicole and I discuss how it is similar and different (from a news perspective and how we react and cover) to the Penn State story, which Nicole was in the middle of earlier this month.
  • 13:50: Per usual with first-time guests, I let Nicole tell us how she got to where she is, and what she does. She's a fast-riser on Twitter, primarily because she has the info before anyone else on the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.
  • 17:36: That UNC loss to UNLV, the story that would be the huge college basketball story today if not for the Fine saga.
  • 21:42: What happens if UNC is a three-loss team by Saturday night? Could happen.
  • 22:23: Nicole's biggest takeaways from the first three weeks of the season.
  • 26:02: Duke talk. All you need to know.
  • 27:19: It's at this point I throw Borzello under the bus. The rest of it is wrap-up talk and some niceties, which you know is uncommon on the podcast. But when girls come around, we tend to clean the place up.

You can listen to the CBSSports.com College Basketball Podcast every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The podcasts go up here and on iTunes. The Wednesday show is dedicated to keeping the egos of CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish inflated. Mondays and Fridays are for the real people to come on. Here's the iTunes link. We also have an RSS feed for you to track. If you're still going strong and hanging on to a Zune, then, yes, you can listen on that as well.


Posted on: November 23, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Podcast: Turkey Day edition

By Matt Norlander

Happy Bird Day! Listen, first of all, we're thankful that you even give this podcast some of your time each week. We're doing our best to get better and make it fun and informative. It's a time-waster, we know that, so we might as well have some fun with it and let you in on some insider-type information in the sport while we're at it.

Secondarily, we know today's podcast is the perfect way and excuse for you to duck out on some time with your family Thursday. So if you want to put off listening until after the football games/dinner ends tomorrow night, by all means do so. Goodman and Parrish are back for their weekly appearance, and there's no shortage of hoops topics. We also get to some T'giving talk, too. Gary is not a turkey fan. Neither am I. But for different reasons.

On our table:
  • From the beginning: Some catch-up and housekeeping chit chat.
  • 1:36: Gary's opinion on the biggest story in college basketball right now, up to this point.
  • 2:40: Moving on to the Pac-12 and UCLA. Lots to discuss, not a lot of basketball to be thankful for. Topics also include Jabari Brown leaving Oregon -- something that's pretty big, and further hurts the Pac-12's overall profile.
  • 8:47: Missouri's off to a nice 5-0. It just mopped up Cal. Frank Haith needed this start. But shouldn't we just slow up a little on this team?
  • 12:48: So much to discuss with Memphis. I just open it up to Gary and let him go. Much Tarik Black defending going on, too.
  • 22:08: NIT talk. Syracuse and Oklahoma State are in town. We're basically hoping for something epic in the postgame presser. And Jim Boeheim's got to be rooting for his team to win at the buzzer to keep the talk on basketball as much as possible.
  • 28:30: Thanksgiving stories and beliefs to wrap up the podcast. Gary hates turkey and wants chalupas all day long. Goodman wants ice cream instead of cranberries. Can't fault him there.

These podcasts go live on the site and on iTunes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually around lunchtime or a little before. CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish and I have our weekly gabfest each Wednesday. Monday and Fridays we try to bring on personalities and scribes from around the sport. Listen on your iPod; subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:12 am
 

Podcast: Suddenly, it's Brovember

By Matt Norlander

Can hardly believe it, but Thanksgiving's just three days away? Wow. And now college basketball is really part of our blood. We're seeing games all day and all night long, good matchups, and those tournaments, some of them, have already been wrapped up.

To recap some of what we've seen and some of what's to come in the next few days, I called up Borzello and told him he was allowed back on. To be fair, he behaved pretty well on this edition.

The Brovember edition includes:
  • From the beginning: The terror of losing a cellphone. It happened over the weekend.
  • 3:00: Borzello was at the National Prep Showcase in New Haven, Conn., this weekend, looking at the best players from prep schools in the country. Which coaches were there looking at which elite prospects? Who played best?
  • 7:51: The crazy weekend, the upsets, bad play, surprising play, etc. What were the most notable results?
  • 17:43: The reason why New York State Police probably have a warrant out for my arrest.
  • 20:25: Thoughts on Kentucky, since I saw them in person Sunday afternoon. Plus some CAA thoughts in general.
  • 23:33: Looking to the week ahead with the tournaments. Best matchups, particularly talking Maui Invitational.
  • 26:25: Miscellaneous chatter to bring the podcast to an end. This includes Borzello's dating habits in high school.

These podcasts go live on the site and on iTunes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually around lunchtime or a little before. CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish and I have our weekly gabfest each Wednesday. Monday and Fridays we try to bring on personalities and scribes from around the sport. Listen on your iPod; subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:49 am
Edited on: November 18, 2011 10:51 am
 

Podcast: Sorting out the Syracuse details

By Matt Norlander

With a lot of moving parts, uncertainty, panicking and judgment already getting tossed on this Syracuse story, I wanted to bring on someone in the media who knows this program as well as anyone.

Mike Waters of the Post-Standard is that person. He was well aware of who Bobby Davis was back in 2003, when Davis was interviewed multiple times by the newspaper, when he claimed then as he does now: Bernie Fine sexually molested him time after time in the '80s and into the '90s.

Normally I give timestamps on what gets talked about when, but today's podcast is just over 18 minutes, a fluid conversation, and we run the gamut as best as we can with this. We can't jump to any conclusions right now, and there's a film over this story that still needs a lot of scrubbing. Waters discusses how the paper reported the story originally and why it wasn't run. We examine why Jim Boeheim has already come out so strongly in defense of his friend of nearly 50 years.

We switfly get to the big questiosn regarding this issue right now, as of Friday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m.

These podcasts go live on the site and on iTunes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually around lunchtime or a little before. CBSSports.com national writers Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish and I have our weekly gabfest each Wednesday. Monday and Fridays we try to bring on personalities and scribes from around the sport. Listen on your iPod; subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.


Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:40 am
 

Podcast: UCLA and Pitt's probs; Coach K stories

By Matt Norlander

A day late here, but because one guy had to fly and another had to see Arizona practice at the Garden -- can you guess which one is which? -- we had to delay the annual midweek podcast with Parrish and Goodman until this morning.

Let's get to the what we blathered about.

Today's docket:
  • From the beginning: Miscellaneous how-ya-doins.
  • 3:18: Parrish's trip to San Diego. How he got lost, why he almost cried, what Barack Obama's bald spot looks like.
  • 9:12: Who is Mike Krzyzewski as a guy? Parrish and Goodman give a couple of pretty interesting -- and not so flattering -- stories about their run-ins with him in the past. It's not all bad, but he's a different sort of man, for sure.
  • 16:26: What MSG was like on Tuesday for that game and Kentucky-Kansas.
  • 18:38: The mess at UCLA. What is going on there, and is Howland's recruitment of No. 1 2012 prospect Shabazz Muhammad hanging in the balance with the Maui Invitational?
  • 26:20: Talking about the Long Beach State upset for Pitt. Was that game more about the 49ers or the Panthers?
  • 30:05: Just a mixed bag of talking points. My engagement story is toss in there, if that kind of stuff interests you. I knew those guys would toss that on me before it ended.

The podcasts go live Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually around lunchtime or a little before. Goodman, Parrish and I have our weekly gabfest each Wednesday. Monday and Friday is where the podcast attempts to establish its credibility, bringing on guys in the business to keep things respectable. Listen on your iPod; subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Podcast: All we do is Winn, Winn, Winn

By Matt Norlander

That post title is mandatory. I don't care if you cringed.

Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn, one of the faces of the writer's Mount Rushmore of tempo-free pioneering, gets on to talk about how and why he researched this hearty piece. <-- That link is an abridged guide to Luke and David Hess' research. Great stuff.

It's not all statty stuff, but that's the first half of it, and it's definitely interesting and worthwhile. Then it takes a turn for the whimsical. Be sure to follow Luke on Twitter. He's going for a 5:1 follower-to-tweet ratio. So lofty.

Rundown:
  • From the beginning: What Defensive Rating (or DRating) is, why it's not new and how it's valuable.
  • 7:00: How valuable Tyler Zeller is to UNC's defense. Henson is, overall, the more important defensive player for UNC, but there's one area where Zeller outshines his frontcourt colleague by a wide margin.
  • 10:08: Aaron Craft. He's really good, and he's going to launch onto the national stage this year. His defense is the biggest reason why. (We also get into why him being a white guard factors into this.)
  • 14:36: Florida State is, or should be, the best defensive team in the country again this year. How they do it.
  • 17:12: How many man hours do you think Luke and David spent doing this? What's your guess? The answer's at this point in the podcast.
  • 20:52: Luke sat in on a grand jury this summer. This is where the podcast gets really good. He almost commits a felony!
  • 24:50: What's Latvia and Lithuania like? Luke can tell us, because that's where you get to go when you work for Sports Illustrated.
  • 29:53: It's a hodge podge of topics in the final five minutes. Twitter, what's on our plate this week, why Luke hates Memphis, etc. A fun wrap-up.
The podcasts go live Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, usually around lunchtime or a little before. Goodman, Parrish and I have our weekly gabfest each Wednesday. Monday and Friday is where the podcast attempts to establish its credibility, bringing on guys like Luke to keep things respectable. Listen on your iPod; subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 11, 2011 11:42 am
 

Podcast: Prospectus for a New Season

By Matt Norlander

One of the smartest guys writing in college basketball today joins the podcast. John Gasaway has made tempo-free snark-free and fun for four years now, putting out what I and many more believe is the best preseason college basketball assembly of words there is.

College Basketball Prospectus is one sale now, it's less than $10 dollars, and I'm not sure there's a better value of a tangible item related to all of sports than that. The BP guys could charge $40 dollars for the book and still keep 90 percent of the customers.  Get it. You'll look to it all year long for reference on any and every team, plus the inflation of knowledge you'll get from understanding the game better is so self-fulfilling. You'll really grow a geek ego just by reading it, which in no way will annoy any of those around you.

Besides the numbers, the essays are thought-provoking and inject humor here and there, too. Give Gasaway a follow on Twitter while you're at it. He also writes (too often behind a paywall. Grr.) at ESPN.com.

Gasaway gabs:
  • From the beginning: About the podcast/the couple of edits that were necessary for today's edition.
  • :50: Flatworlders, run and hide. We get right into the book and what John did assembling the fourth edition.
  • 7:38: Is it better to be an elite program in a middling league than a middling program in an elite league? Would you rather run Gonzaga or Virginia?
  • 10:52: John says the Horizon is ready for its Saint Mary's, for the team that will go tête à tête with Butler, the way the Gaels have with Gonzaga. So who's it gonna be?
  • 12:52: Michael Glover gets some love.
  • 15:20: The statistical Holy Grail. What metric can be used to truly evaluate a player as accurately as possible? This year's book may have the stat to do it, and we get into that, plus -- is this kind of fast-paced evolution going to lead to a greater fracture between fans and frenzied numberheads who want to know moremoremore nownownow?
  • 21:03: North Carolina as the game's premier team. Not up for debate right now?
  • 23:26: John's got a guh-RATE idea about how to start the season each year. This needs to happen.
  • 25:17: Looking at where the public, and writers, are at now with tempo-free statistical embrace. We've really come a long way in a short time, haven't we?
Reminder that the podcasts run Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. Goodman and Parrish, they show up on the Wednesday show with me, and magic is made. Monday and Friday is where the podcast attempts to establish its credibility though, as I'll be bringing on an array of writers and personalities from around the sport. If you'd like to listen away from the site, you can subscribe on iTunes. Or use the RSS feed. And we've even got the Zune-minded hooked up, too.

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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