Today, I'm happy to introduce a new podcast on The Brooklyn Game by "The Glue Guys," two die-hard Nets fans named Elliot and Brian, and a die-hard Wizards fan named Mike (to keep things balanced). These guys have done a great Nets podcast for the last few months under the name "The Patroons," and we've come together to get them on The Brooklyn Game. Give them a follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys.
They are incredibly good, biased people. Give it a listen.
Here's the rundown of the first episode:
Intro-10:00 -- On the loss to the Golden State Warriors; Elliot's trip to Oracle Arena in a MarShon Brooks Nets jersey
10:00-17:30 -- On Deron Williams; is this strong start post-All Star break for real?
17:30-27:15 -- On signing Jason Collins; real move or PR flack?
27:15-42:30 -- Around the league: Raymond Felton's felony gun charges, adding a four-point shot, Elliot's push to expand the court, and who would play Bill Murray's character in Space Jam 2?
42:30-End -- Top buyout candidates around the league
For the third episode of The Brooklyn Game Podcast, I sat down with Brooklyn Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle for 38 delightful, all-encompassing minutes. We talked about the Nets, the playoff series, the future of the team, what he hates most about Mike Fratello, and so much more.
To give you an idea of the conversational direction, I've included timestamps below. Enjoy.
Introducing Ian Eagle: "Sloan Paper Proposal: Podcast Percentage"
Traveling & Preparation: Play By Play Across The Country
Nets-Bulls: Game 3, Finding A Sense of Identity
The Rotation, Gerald Wallace & Reggie Evans: Does the lineup need adjustment?
On: Billy King
Reminder: Mikhail Prokhorov is very tall, Ian & Devin disagree on his basketball talent
P.J. Carlesimo's future with Brooklyn and the playoff test
Ian's favorite city to eat in leads to a sad love story that uses the word "fajita" multiple times
Ian espouses on what's different about the NBA today from when he started, and why he doesn't have a Twitter account
"What if all of my dreams had crumbled coming out of Syracuse?"
"What is the thing you hate most about Mike Fratello?"
The hilarious truth behind Mike Fratello's rorschach drawings
Conclusion: psychology, fortitude, adjustments, Spanarkel's jealousy
Download link HERE: Episode 3: Ian Eagle (Go to the menu and click "Save Page As")
We're back! Talking! Podcasting! LIVING!
After a raucous success chatting with voice of the Brooklyn Nets Ian Eagle, we decided... well, not to do podcasts for a while. Sorry about that. But today I had the pleasure of chatting with other voice of the Nets, YES Network Play-by-Play announcer, and co-host of ESPN New York Radio’s mid-day show, Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco, Ryan Ruocco about all things Brooklyn Nets. Ryan isn't just a stuffy play-by-play guy -- having the pleasure of talking to him today makes it clear that Ryan knows the game of basketball inside & out.
We got to talk weather, Brooklyn, the roster, P.J. Carlesimo, and playoff previewing. For your convenience, there's a schedule below, as well as a link to download the podcast directly and play it wherever you'd like.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR:
0:00-1:00: Introducing Ryan Ruocco & "The Ian Eagle Hype"
1:00-7:50: The Circus Trip & The Weather (Also: Ryan confirms he is an eligible bachelor and tells us his favorite musical artist)
7:50-12:50: Breaking down the loss to the Chicago Bulls
12:50-15:35: Topic: Brook Lopez's evolution
15:35-22:20: Topic: Deron Williams and his bonkers-ness
22:20-28:00: Part I: PLAYOFFS!? To Tank Or Not To Tank
28:00-32:50: Part II: PLAYOFFS!? Matchup Preview
32:50-39:35: P.J.'s Rotations
39:35-43:05: Topic: Gerald Wallace and his genetic code
43:05-44:45: RYAN'S LACK OF EXPERTISE FINAL FOUR PICKS!
44:45-46:47: Where to stalk Ryan Ruocco tonight, and goodbye!
Download link here (Go to the menu and click "Save Page As")
I joined YES Network's weekly Off The Wall Podcast with Chris Shearn and Joe Auriemma today. We talked everything Nets basketball, the Knicks getting old and bad, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, a fervent discussion on the best pizza & chicken wings we've ever had. Lot of fun on this one.
Yes, we're back in the podcast game!
For The Brooklyn Game's first-ever podcast, I'm very happy to say that I spent some time chatting with Ian Eagle, YES Network announcer, voice of the Brooklyn Nets, and the only man I know that can make a mundane basketball phrase like "the pull-up pop" sound like a cool breeze on a warm summer day.
In our 25-minute sitdown, Ian and I chatted about the new team, the re-branding, and our terrifying elementary school flashbacks.
We also, near the end, talked about the anticipation surrounding the team on November 1st, and since we had this chat earlier this week, we had no idea that the game was going to be cancelled. So depending on relevance, just shift that part of your brain over to Saturday/whenever the game gets rescheduled for, and our discussion will make more sense.