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Welcome to the Bird Watch podcast, a weekly look at the biggest New Orleans Pelicans topics to watch with hosts Christian Clark, NOLA.com's Pelicans beat writer, and Digital Sports Producer Jeff Nowak.

Welcome to the Bird Watch podcast, a weekly look at the biggest New Orleans Pelicans topics to watch with hosts Christian Clark, NOLA.com's Pelicans beat writer, and Digital Sports Producer Jeff Nowak.

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United States

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Welcome to the Bird Watch podcast, a weekly look at the biggest New Orleans Pelicans topics to watch with hosts Christian Clark, NOLA.com's Pelicans beat writer, and Digital Sports Producer Jeff Nowak.

Twitter:

@jeff_nowak

Language:

English

Contact:

5042340642


Episodes

On Pelicans past and present, more Zion and a huge win with WDSU's Fletcher Mackel

2/12/2020
Another day, another big Pelicans win and another monster performance from Zion Williamson. WDSU sports anchor/reporter Fletcher Mackel joins Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak this week to talk about that a blowout win over the Trail Blazers, plus a stroll down memory lane from the early days of New Orleans pro basketball, Chris Paul, David West, home games in Oklahoma City and a lot more (and at least one host thinks the playoffs are coming for New Orleans THIS season).

Duration:00:48:45

Is a Jrue Holiday trade deadline deal realistic? Looking back on Zion vs. Giannis, Pt. 1

2/5/2020
With NBA trade buzz swirling around Jrue Holiday, Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak take a dive into what's realistic and what's not realistic for the Pelicans guard and several other players a day ahead of the trading deadline. We also take a look back on the clash of Zion Williamson and Giannis Antetokounmpo in last night's Pelicans-Bucks matchup, a few highlights to remember, some takeaways and how to approach the final 31 games of New Orleans' season.

Duration:00:45:15

On memories of Kobe & Zion's big impact; Caroline Gonzalez joins Bird Watch

1/27/2020
Looking back at a somber day across the NBA as the Pelicans took the national stage for a game and paid tribute to the iconic Kobe Bryant, who died suddenly earlier in the day. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by Saints and Pelicans broadcast coordinator Caroline Gonzalez to break down her role with the teams, talk more about those tributes, and the trio's memories of Kobe. In the second half of the episode it's all Zion Williamson, who earned his first...

Duration:00:46:53

On a Zion Williamson 'MVP' debut to remember -- and one chant to forget

1/23/2020
Zion Williamson's debut was ho-hum through three quarters, but a four-minute avalanche changed everything. That is ... until the minutes ran out. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak go back through the No. 1 overall picks stunning debut at the Smoothie King Center that even featured an "MVP" chant, then another chant that rubbed one host the wrong way as a new Pelicans era finally took flight in New Orleans.

Duration:00:39:01

Ready for Zion mania? What to expect as Pelicans' top pick gets a launch date

1/15/2020
The Zion Williamson era is -- almost -- ready to launch. Are you ready? The rumors of a Jazzy debut were just that, but the No. 1 overall is set to take the floor on Jan. 22. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by NOLA.com columnist Rod Walker to dive into what Pelicans Executive Vice President David Griffin had to say about his youngest star, what to expect in a return and some expectations for the rest of the season (33% of us are even predicting a playoff...

Duration:00:42:36

Big harm, no foul for Brandon Ingram, but Zion Williamson sighting has Pelicans on rise

1/7/2020
In New Orleans, it's a day that ends in 'y' and a sports team had a game end with a bizarre no-call. The Pelicans became the latest to end a loss with an officiating gripe -- and some confusion overall. Hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak bread down what happened in the latest episode of Bird Watch, why Alvin Gentry and Co. had their hands tied and more from a disappointing, yet encouraging loss for the Pelicans. We also dive into the latest on what seems like an imminent return for Zion...

Duration:00:44:42

Is a Pelicans streak just a mirage? Start with defense, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram

1/1/2020
A winning streak? Can you believe your eyes? In Episode 6 of Bird Watch: A Pelicans podcast, hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak explain why you SHOULD believe your eyes as you look at a Pelicans squad that's suddenly winning games -- and doing it with lockdown defense. We also dive into Lonzo Ball's big turnaround and the stats that show a big change in his game, and heaping more praise on Brandon Ingram as he continues his star turn into one of the NBA's elite players (and yes, the stats...

Duration:00:46:54

'Serenity Now' for Pelicans and a few more Christmas gifts after long losing streak ends

12/23/2019
The Pelicans FINALLY ended a long losing streak -- even if the winning ways didn't last long. But in this Christmas edition of Bird Watch, host Santa (Christian) Clark returns with NOLA.com sports producer Jeff Nowak to hand out some presents to several Pelicans players, and even one for Pierre the Pelican (looking at you, Scott Kushner).

Duration:00:58:18