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The best new daily sports podcast w/ inside information and perspective from Bleacher Report & FS1's Ric Bucher, NFL Network's Will Blackmon, and former NBA center Ryan Hollins, as well as featured guests. Mon & Tues: Bucher & Blackmon Weds: Bucher & special guests Thurs & Fri: Bucher & Hollins

The best new daily sports podcast w/ inside information and perspective from Bleacher Report & FS1's Ric Bucher, NFL Network's Will Blackmon, and former NBA center Ryan Hollins, as well as featured guests. Mon & Tues: Bucher & Blackmon Weds: Bucher & special guests Thurs & Fri: Bucher & Hollins
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The best new daily sports podcast w/ inside information and perspective from Bleacher Report & FS1's Ric Bucher, NFL Network's Will Blackmon, and former NBA center Ryan Hollins, as well as featured guests. Mon & Tues: Bucher & Blackmon Weds: Bucher & special guests Thurs & Fri: Bucher & Hollins

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Episodes

Boogie Cousins injury & the Warriors' title hopes; Philly's chances in the East; & Spurs eyeing an upset

4/19/2019
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Ric & Ryan are back to discuss the biggest news in the NBA Playoffs this week. What does the loss of Boogie Cousins do to the Warriors title hopes? Plus KD's postgame comments. What are Philly's chances to make it out of the East? And will the Nuggets fall to the "underdog" Spurs? Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow Ric on Twitter @RicBucher Follow Ryan on Twitter...

Duration:00:42:50

Charles Woodson Part Two: Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers, Raiders to Las Vegas & more

4/16/2019
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Today's episode is part two of Ric & Will's interview with the great Charles Woodson. Yesterday we heard Charles' take on Tiger Woods and great athletes performing under pressure. Today Charles went in on everything from the recent Aaron Rodgers/Mike McCarthy story (14:04) to the Raiders moving to Vegas (26:37) and a million things in between. Other topics include: film study, wine, Al Harris, driving tips and pet peeves, and dog poop. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please...

Duration:00:35:56

Tiger Woods' historic day; NBA Playoff upsets; & An interview with Charles Woodson (Part 1)

4/15/2019
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Ric and Will dove straight into the biggest story of the day to give their thoughts on Tiger Woods' Masters win yesterday and the incredible story of his long journey back to the top (1:27). Also, some surprising upsets over the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs (16:37). And part one of the guys' awesome interview with the legendary Charles Woodson, giving us his thoughts on Tiger's greatness and the mindset of an athlete who performs under massive pressure (26:11). Part Two of our interview...

Duration:00:36:38

Ric's NBA Awards Ballot

4/13/2019
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Ric is flying solo today to break down his entire official NBA Awards ballot for all to hear. He runs through his selections and reasoning for MVP, ROY, DPOY, 6th man, All-rookie team, All-defensive team, COY, and All-NBA 1st, 2nd, and 3rd team. Don't forget to go shout at Ric on twitter about how terrible his picks are! Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow Ric on...

Duration:00:36:27

Three Man Pod: Bucher, Hollins, & Blackmon break down Magic Johnson's surprise resignation from the Lakers

4/11/2019
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Ric, Ryan, and Will are all together on the show for the first time ever today to break down the shocking news of Magic Johnson's resignation as Lakers President. All three guys have their own sources, opinions, and takes on what went down at the top of the Lakers organization and what's next for LeBron James and the Purple & Gold. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow...

Duration:00:44:05

The one and only Stephen Jackson on Race, Media, Kevin Durant, and passing out edibles in first class

4/10/2019
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The one and only Stack Jack, NBA Champion Stephen Jackson joins Ric for a terrific conversation that spans hilarity and seriousness as well as basketball. Stack Jack gave us an amazing story about his tendency to travel with THC-laced edibles and his willingness to share with other first class passengers. Then the guys got serious and talked about Stephen's views on race, and also talked about Jack's transition from player to media. Lastly, they talked about the possibility of Kevin Durant...

Duration:00:30:18

Virginia Vs Texas Tech NCAA Championship recap; & Aaron Rodgers fires back

4/9/2019
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Ric and Will recap Virginia's overtime victory over Texas Tech to take home the National Title, and they welcome back NCAA hoops expert Burton Chawla to take his victory lap after he wagered on Virginia to win it all before the Tourney even started (1:19). Then, Ric and Will dive into Aaron Rodgers' comprehensive response to the Bleacher Report piece that came out last week about him and Mike McCarthy (23:46). Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple...

Duration:00:38:18

NCAA Championship game preview; Will's take on bombshell Packers story; & Antonio Brown VS Juju Smith-Schuster

4/8/2019
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Ric and Will are joined by NCAA basketball expert "The Consultant" Burton Chawla to preview Monday's National Title game between Virginia and Texas Tech (4:13). Then, Ric gets Will's perspective on the huge Packers story that came out about the broken relationship between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy (15:02). Lastly, the guys break down the feud that broke out on Twitter between Antonio Brown and his former teammate Juju Smith-Schuster (23:33). Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the...

Duration:00:34:32

Back stories on Kevin Durant "done" gone to NY & NBA Players' MVP Poll

4/5/2019
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Bucher gives insight into his two items that went viral this week -- saying KD heading to the Knicks is "done" and a host of NBA players choosing James Harden as their MVP over Giannis Antetokuonmpo. Bucher is also joined by Burton Chawla, "a consultant" who has made a killing on March Madness and shares his thoughts on Final Four wagers. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter...

Duration:00:27:48

The Rockets are in Championship mode; the Warriors are on a precipice; & is LeBron still "Best Player in the League"?

4/4/2019
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Ric & Ryan are together at Staples Center after the Rockets' beat down of the Clippers, and the guys think Houston looks like they are in title-mode. Also, Ric thinks the Warriors might be on the edge of a precipice. And does LeBron still hold the official title of "Best Player in the League"? If not, then who? Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow Ric on Twitter...

Duration:00:32:51

Detroit Pistons Center Andre Drummond on free throws, Blake Griffin, his passion for the special olympics, & more

4/3/2019
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Ric is joined by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond for a candid conversation about basketball and many things outside of it as well. Drummond talked about his supposed nickname "The Big Penguin," playing in Detroit with Blake Griffin, his improved free throw shooting, and his many interests outside of basketball including music, acting, and a passion for the special olympics. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:27:32

LeBron James shuts it down; All aboard the Odell Beckham hype train; & Tom Brady announces retirement...

4/2/2019
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Ric and Will discuss Tom Brady's retirement announcement (1:15), LeBron being shut down for the remainder of the season (4:08), and Odell Beckham Jr. being introduced in Cleveland (11:08). Also is Randall Cobb an upgrade for the Cowboys and are they the (way too early) favorites in the NFC East? (15:26). Lastly, the Raiders hold a private workout with Kyler Murray (26:34). Today's word of the day was "corny" If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:33:22

Did Coach K get out-coached? Plus, NFL rule changes; Jordan Howard trade; & the strange Jordan Bell suspension story

4/1/2019
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Ric and Will discuss the NCAA Final Four and the big names that didn't make it, including asking the question did Coach K get out-coached in the tourney (5:49). Plus, NFL rule changes including making pass interference reviewable (13:03). Reports that the AAF might be insolvent (17:35). Jordan Howard traded from the Bears to the Eagles (24:07). And the strange Jordan Bell suspension story out of Golden State, and why there are different rules for different players (27:50). Thanks for...

Duration:00:44:26

Kobe puts himself atop the NBA GOAT debate; Impact of the Jusuf Nurkić injury

3/29/2019
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First thing's first, would you eat cow tongue? Ric and Ryan discuss Kobe Bryant's 1-2-3 ranking of NBA all-time greats with himself at the top and MJ second (4:49). Then, the guys discuss Jusuf Nurkic's devastating injury and its impact on the Blazers season, and Ryan shares how it reminded him of Shaun Livingston's awful injury (26:36). Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter...

Duration:00:44:29

Is Chris Bosh a Hall of Famer? Ryan's Luka Doncic conspiracy theory; & the best move for the next Zion

3/28/2019
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Ric and Ryan discussed the idea of what options will the "next Zion Williamson" have and will he be able to create an option that doesn't involve providing free labor for the NCAA (5:44). Then, the guys discussed the conspiracy theory that Luka Doncic tried to steer his NBA destination long before the draft ever happened (9:29). Lastly, the guys debated whether Chris Bosh should land in the Basketball Hall of Fame (21:51) Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review...

Duration:00:36:04

Ric breaks down the Jason Kidd / Lakers story from all angles; and converting to the church of James Harden

3/27/2019
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On today's episode of Bucher, Friendless, Ric breaks down everything you need to know about Jason Kidd and the Lakers potential nexts coach (if and when they fire Luke Walton) (1:24). Then, Ric explains why he's been converted to the James Harden for MVP campaign and shares the opinions he's heard from NBA locker rooms about Harden & Giannis (16:16). Also, Ric's thoughts on Chris Bosh and Nick Collison jersey reitrements (12:20). Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and...

Duration:00:25:16

Rob Gronkowski's retirement: Will on covering Gronk, and what will be the impact on the Pats

3/26/2019
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Ric and Will discuss Rob Gronkowski's retirement from the NFL (6:15), including Will's experience trying to cover him, comparing his dominance to Shaq, Gronk vs Tony Gonzalez, and the impact his departure will have on the Patriots. Then the guys discuss Johnny Manziel's latest opportunity in the AAF (25:53). Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow Ric on Twitter...

Duration:00:35:18

NCAA Tourney wknd recap: Zion generating millions for everyone but himself; Will's take on Tom Izzo & coaches like him

3/25/2019
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First, a special cameo from the current leader of the Bucher & Friends Bracket Pool, Ric's daughter Chance Bucher (with the highlight of the podcast being her dig at Will). Then, the guys discuss the unprecedented levels of hype around Zion Williamson, and the fact that he's still not allowed to profit from his likeness at all (5:47). Lastly, Will gives his take on Tom Izzo and coaches who yell, with a bunch of stories from his life from Pop Warner all the way through the NFL...

Duration:00:37:38

Tom Izzo's heated exchange; Ja Morant's coming out party; Kobe Bryant's opinion on the GOAT debate

3/22/2019
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Ric & Ryan recap the NCAA Tourney Day 1, highlighted by the Tom Izzo's heated exchange with one of his players that sparked a lot of debate (1:54). Plus, Ja Morant's coming out party -- is he perhaps more NBA-ready than Zion Williamson at this point? (13:20). And ESPN's interview with Kobe Bryant (22:54), including Kobe's thoughts on the GOAT debate and on being a lifer with one team. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:36:55

Ryan Hollins on playing in the NCAA tourney and how it helps prepare you for the next level

3/21/2019
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Bucher & Hollins discuss Ryan's experience playing in the NCAA Tournament, one year getting bounced in the first round and the next year making it to the Championship game. Also, how playing in the tourney prepared Ryan for the next level. And reminiscing on Ryan's tourney days and his interesting bond with Adam Morrison. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on Twitter @BucherFriends Follow Ric on...

Duration:00:32:45