We Heart That Basketball

November 01, 2017
 

John & Travis in the studio.

Lisa Bralts

Bandwagon is back and no one’s getting in trouble. Actually, that’s probably not true. No one HERE is getting in trouble. Anyway – special guest Travis Tate joined us for an NBA preview, but first…

1:20 WHEREUPON BANDWAGON JUST SORT OF GOSSIPS ABOUT OTHER SPORTS MEDIA
The 24-hour news cycle never stops, and that includes for sports. We get y’all up to date on our thoughts regarding the Athletic’s plan for other sports media (especially newspapers), the Barstool’s place in sports media (hint: ESPN kinda fell off the Stool), and we even talk a little about baseball’s championship competition, especially the baseballs themselves.

14:54 TRAVIS TAKES THE HOOP ROCK TO THE HUB
Basketball expert Travis Tate appears in our studio and dishes all over the place about what’s happening in the NBA this year, and who you should root for if you’re looking for a way out of supporting the Bulls.

31:00 CONTROVERSY!
It’s Brian’s turn, and he wanted to talk about the bizarre lack of longevity re: MLB skippers. We’re curious: How good does a manager have to be these days?

38:23 STATUS UPDATE!
John talks about juiced dogs; Lisa talks about Golden State’s Steve Kerr and his appearance on another podcast, and touches on the positive effects of high-fiving on basketball teams; Brian talks about new Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s lifestyle blog.

 

Episode 43 is done. 44 coming in a couple weeks. Follow us on Twitter! Follow Travis on Twitter, too!

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