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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

Blake Griffin Part 2: On his "pivotal year," taking pride in helping turn around the Clippers, & the changing perception of his game

5/23/2019
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Today's episode is Part 2 of Ric's interview with Pistons forward Blake Griffin. Hear Blake discuss how he took pride in his accomplishments with the Clippers, how the perception and criticisms of his game have changed over the years, and how this past season was a "pivotal year" for him. Part 1 aired yesterday. 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:00:26:25

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin on the day he was traded, the evolution of his game, and more (Part 1)

5/22/2019
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Today's episode is Part 1 of an interview Ric did with Pistons forward Blake Griffin for a Bleacher Report story that came out a couple weeks ago. Blake talked candidly about the day he was traded from the Clippers to the Pistons and how the trade went down. He also talked about the time it took to feel comfortable in Detroit, what it was like playing with Chris Paul in LA, and the evolution of his game since changing teams. Part 2 will air tomorrow. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the...

Duration:00:33:54

Clarifying Magic Johnson emails story; KD's clapbacks; & Game of Thrones takes

5/21/2019
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Ric & Will touch on Kevin Durant's continued ways of clapping back at media members and Twitter trolls, before giving their takes on Game of Thrones (don't worry, no series finale spoilers). Then, Ric addresses his story that he reported about Magic Johnson seeing e-mails Rob Pelinka was sending to Jeanie Buss about him, and the Magic commenting on that story on First Take this week (24:37) Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:41:31

Raptors showing signs of life; Warriors w/ the ultimate chip on their shoulder; & Magic Johnson speaks

5/20/2019
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Ric & Will break down the Raptors Game 3 victory over the Bucks and the implications for that series going forward. Plus, the Warriors have been playing with a huge chip on their shoulder-- could the really win the title without KD? Also, Magic Johnson was extremely candid on ESPN this morning about his departure from the Lakers. And Tyreke Evans received a 2-year ban from the NBA. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:45:43

What's wrong with Damian Lillard; The Raps can give the Bucks problems; & Lamar Odom burns $25K. Literally.

5/17/2019
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Ric & Ryan break down last night's Game 2 between the Warriors and Blazers, with the Blazers wasting a golden opportunity to tie the series at 1-1. Also, Ric believes the Raptors have match-ups they can exploit vs the Bucks. Ric tells an amazing story about Lamar Odom (19:55). And the guys discuss the evolution of Brook Lopez, and how KD is feeling watching the Warriors win without him. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:40:59

NBA Conference Finals: Game 1 Recaps & Game 2 previews; Plus Lakers & Klutch Sports drama update

5/16/2019
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Ric & Ryan are back to break down the Warriors Game 1 rout of the Blazers. Can the Blazers make this a series? And Ric is coming around on the Warriors path to a three-peat. Also, the problems the Raptors face against Milwaukee. Lastly, the guys update all the league drama around the Lakers, LeBron James, Klutch Sports, Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis and more. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow the show on...

Duration:01:01:19

NBA Draft Lottery fallout + Zion hype train; & Coming around on the Warriors three-peat

5/15/2019
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Ric is flying solo to break down all the fallout from the NBA Draft Lottery and the crazy hype surrounding Zion Williamson. Plus, thanks to some surprising performances by the Warriors bench, Ric is finally coming around on their chances for the three-peat. 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 the show on Instagram Like us on...

Duration:00:40:12

NBA Conference Finals predictions; Most clutch players remaining; & Why KD will go to NYC

5/14/2019
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Will is back and he and Ric give their NBA conference finals predictions and discuss who are the most clutch players remaining in the NBA playoffs. Ric also explains why Kevin Durant will go to New York, and says Kyrie Irving is done in Boston. Will also shares his list of most exciting NFL players ever 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:00:44:10

Warriors advance, Sixers go home, and "nerd basketball" is taking a beating; Plus Kawhi's shot & new Lakers coaches

5/13/2019
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Ric Bucher goes solo today to break down a ton that happened in the NBA over the weekend. He started out with his thoughts on the Lakers hiring Jason Kidd and the grief Ric got for discussing Kidd on Twitter over the weekend. Then, the difference between James Harden and Steph Curry in the Warriors/Rockets epic Game 6 (16:55). Why "nerd basketball" is taking a beating (23:41). Embiid, Simmons, Brett Brown and the Sixers woes after another early exit (33:29). And Kawhi Leonard's huge shot...

Duration:00:47:07

Two Game 7s; Rockets-Warriors Game 6 w/o KD; & Kyrie done in Boston?

5/10/2019
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Ric & Ryan preview a huge weekend in the NBA playoffs, with Game 7s between Por-Den & Phi-Tor, and a big Game 6 in Houston without Kevin Durant. Plus, who is to blame for Boston's disappointing season and is Kyrie Irving's time with the Celtics done? 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 @TheRyanHollins Follow the show...

Duration:00:33:12

Kevin Durant's injury; Curry still the Warriors MVP; & Bucks dispatch the Celtics

5/9/2019
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Ric & Ryan dissect a wild night in the NBA playoffs that saw the Bucks take care of business against the Celtics, and a thrilling Game 5 between Houston & Golden State. The guys discuss Steph's 4th quarter heroics and the impact of KD's injury on game 6 (and possibly 7). They also cover Ric's belief that the Raptors will make the finals, and what will become of the 76ers if they lose this series to Toronto. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple...

Duration:00:37:59

Nat'l college basketball writer Adam Zagoria on the NCAA corruption trial

5/8/2019
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Ric is joined by Adam Zagoria who writes for Forbes magazine and the New York Times, and is currently in NY covering the NCAA corruption trial. The guys discuss whether big time college coaches and shoe company executives will see any punishment and whether the college programs in question will be forced to change their ways and much more. 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:00:32:22

Fmr NFL QB & ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky on the extreme challenges young quarterbacks face in the NFL

5/7/2019
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Ric and Will are joined by former NFL QB turned ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky, who shares tremendous insight on what it's like to be a young QB in the NFL. Dan explains with thoughtful analogies how it's like being dropped into a foreign country and forced to learn a new language to survive. He also gave his thoughts on Josh Rosen's handling of the Kyler Murray pick, and much more. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:37:41

Blazers-Nuggets exhausting 4OT thriller; Steph's blunder & embarrassing sports moments

5/6/2019
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Ric & Will discuss the Blazers-Nuggets 4OT thriller and the impact of exhaustion on performance. The guys also talked about Steph Curry's missed dunk and their embarrassing sports moments, and much more 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 Will on Twitter @WillBlackmon Follow the show on Instagram Like us on Facebook Subscribe on...

Duration:00:33:31

Sixers take a 2-1 lead over Toronto; Is Houston's title window closing? & Is GSW a contender next year if KD leaves?

5/3/2019
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Ric and Ryan are back to break down the 76ers - Raptors series and Toronto's chances of coming back from down 2 games to 1. Also, are the Warriors still a title contender next year if Kevin Durant leaves? And is this year the end of the Houston Rockets championship contention window? 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:00:29:57

Best NBA Playoffs Round 2 matchups ever on paper? & Will lack of depth ultimately take down GSW?

5/2/2019
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Ric and Ryan discuss what Ryan call's the best NBA Playoffs Round 2 matchups ever. Plus, will lack of depth keep the Warriors from the 3-peat? Also, Ryan shares why the Clippers were his favorite team he ever played for, which segways into a conversation about playing sports in front of your parents and then becoming a parent and watching your kids play. 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:00:50:06

Magic Johnson resignation story & the shuttering of ESPN The Magazine

5/1/2019
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Better late than never, Ric is back for an episode of Bucher, friendless, to give some background on the story he "reported" about Magic Johnson resigning from the Lakers because Jeanie Buss & Rob Pelinka accidentally CC'ed him on e-mails criticizing him. Also, Ric shares his thoughts on the shuttering of ESPN The Magazine and how much it meant to him and still does to this day. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a...

Duration:00:34:42

Special Guest Charles Woodson on Steve Smith, Josh Rosen, the Cardinals' handling of the Kyler Murray pick & more

4/30/2019
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Special Guest Charles Woodson returns to the podcast to discuss Steve Smith's recent critical comments of Josh Rosen and the Cardinals' handling of the Kyler Murray pick. Ric, Will, and Charles also got into a long discussion about the respect players ask for from their teams and stories of how Will & Charles had teams treat them with respect or lie straight to their faces. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and tell a friend. Follow...

Duration:00:29:09

NFL Draft Recap: Kyler Murray/Josh Rosen saga; why the Giants took Daniel Jones; Patriots get 'Dez Bryant 2.0' & more

4/29/2019
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Ric & Will recap this weekend's NFL Draft and dive into the biggest stories from Arizona picking Kyler Murray at #1, to the Giants surprise pick of Daniel Jones. Plus, Will's other former teams' moves in Washington and Jacksonville. Also, some weekend recap of the NBA Playoffs 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 Will on Twitter...

Duration:00:43:05

NFL Draft Round 1; Ryan's draft night experience; & NBA Playoffs Weekend preview

4/26/2019
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Ric and Ryan recap the biggest moments of the NFL draft's Round 1, namely Kyler Murray going number 1 overall to Arizona (21:37). Ryan shares his NBA draft night experience. And the guys discuss the upcoming Game 7 between the Spurs and Nuggets (1:27) and preview Celtics-Bucks, and Raptors-76ers (10:05) 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:00:34:47