YEP, we’re back. Not since the 3rd of June have we actually posted a podcast and you know what, it feels good to be back. So we kicked off the dust and got back to it. We talked about the Olympics closing up and Team USA basketball. We only just touched on football, but I can promise, this will be a fun football season. Well, thanks for tuning back in, and we’ll get back to a regular schedule at some point.
In honor of Madden coming out I thought I’d share this comic I found in the Penny Arcade archives. Enjoy the “sick day” and enjoy Favre playing on the Jets.
Hey everyone, I would just like to take this time and say sorry for leaving you. Kellan and I have been taking a bit of a break form the podcast and blog this summer. We were going to try and follow baseball, but after long football and basketball seasons we are tired. As training camp for football has just started over the past couple day I’m sure I’ll start getting pumped and make a post or two, maybe even get Kellan and I to sit down and pound out a podcast. So hang in there and don’t forget about us, we will be back.
Kellan – It is currently an hour and a half until the draft officially starts, but I thought that I’d get some thoughts out there before this happens. I’m going to try and be fair in my coverage of the draft, but will probably end up talking mostly about the Blazers and the Warriors, so fair warning. And I guess I’ll start with what these two teams need to do. For the Blazers I think that they trade every pick they have as well Jarrett Jack to the Nets for Devin Harris. The Nets will have put themselves into a position to use those picks or leverage them. It would help them clear cap space for the Lebron shoot-out that people have been anticipating for so many years. And with Jason Kidd gone and now Richard Jefferson being swapped for “ChairMan” Yi and Bobby Simmons it looks like the Nets are in rebuilding mode which means that they can stockpile young talent and let them develop. And then the Blazers get Devin Harris and go on to be a dominant team for nearly a decade. C’mon Nets, make the trade.
Kellan – Well bayareasportsguru I’m pretty excited to see what the Warriors do as well. I think that you’re right that the best move they can make would probably to trade and get another piece that can start contributing immediately. I don’t think that any of the players projected to go at 14 will be able to make meaningful contributions early on. With the Warriors having won 48 games last year all that they need is a little extra something to get them into the playoffs. I would like a trade with Detroit, but before being totally sold on it I’d have to see who the Warriors would be losing.
Kellan – So the beginning of the draft is only minutes away. Will Chicago shock the world and take Beasley over Rose? Or will they do what everyone things and go with the hometown hero? Can Pat Riley pass on Beasley and go with OJ Mayo? We will soon find this all out. I do like that the NBA draft happens all at once, instead of having it take an entire weekend like the NFL.
Kellan – So Rose goes with the first pick in the Draft. Now what is Chicago going to do with all of those guards? Hmm, maybe they’ll sent one to Portland for Martell Webster or Travis Outlaw?
Kellan – And the second goes to Michael Beasley. Pat Riley just proved that he does do a better job when he has just one. On the ESPN live chat everyone thinks that the Timberwolves go with OJ Mayo for this pick, but I’ve heard that Kevin McHale is a huge Kevin Love fan. I think it’d be great to see Kevin Love as the number 3 pick.
Kellan – Tip-off is only about ten minutes away. I have to say it would be amazing to see this go to seven games, but at the same time the Celtics have clearly been the better team. I think that the Celtics will win. I’m hoping for Los Angeles. Did they just say Paula Cole is singing the National Anthem? I thought she was someone that the public agreed to forget about as a silly thing from the 90’s. Everybody, you’re Boston entertainer.
Kellan – I found it hilarious that the fireworks just hit the Jumbo-Tron. I’m going to have to agree with David Stern about that fireworks issue. At least they didn’t go too crazy like during the series with Cleveland. I don’t like it when the stadium is smoky, it makes me feel bad for the people in the nosebleeds.
Jeff – Ok, so I just got here, yet I did make it for the tip-off. As the game is now 10-10 I really just hope, like Kellan, for a game seven. I looked away for a second and Kobe hit his second three. As much as I don’t like the guy I really enjoy watching him play the game. That is until he starts complaining to the refs and whining like a three year old told to go to bed at seven in the evening. I would at this time like to throw up the first picture and give the old hat a tip to Tiger and his US Open win on Monday.
Kellan – I have to say that I’m pretty excited that both teams came out with their A-game. It seems like only one team or the other is doing well at any given moment in the series. Nice oop to Garnett. Boston 22-Los Angeles 18. One minute left in the first.
Jeff – The question I have for this game is which bench is actually going to show up tonight. It seems that there has been one, maybe two, players from each team’s bench that have one good night and instantly become a fan fav. Sasha Vujacic was a quick fav, it also some recently it was Eddie House from Boston. So, who’s it gonna be tonight?
Kellan – Turiaf did real well to get a foul on Boston on the rebound attempt. Good energy. Bad foul Powe. No reason for it. Two fouls in the first minute is a great way for Boston to put LA on the free throw line for a quarter. Another foul on Boston. 3 team fouls in less than two minutes. Boston is looking sloppy now. And Doc Rivers with a technical. How about that for a the worst head coach in the league. I feel a Sam Cassell substitution in the near future.