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Ep. 36 - Top 3 Lesson learned from 1st Round NBA Playoffs

What are the Top 3 Lessons from Round 1? What did we learn from Cavaliers 4-0 sweep that included a 26 point come from behind victory. Were the Celtics ever really on the ropes? Listen as newcomer Willie Green joins Mike and Drew to talk about playing at Rucker Park, life as a Knicks fan, and, mostly, the NBA playoffs. Mike explains why the LaMarcus Aldridge Spurs are so different from the Tim Duncan Spurs, while Willie explains the Clippers curse and compares the Utah Jazz to a “buzzsaw.”...

Duration: 00:41:59

Ep. 35 - NBA Playoffs? NBA Playoffs!

NBA Playoffs? NBA Playoffs! Can LeBron flip the switch? Early round upset? Could James Harden survive the force of nature that is Westbrook and shoot down the Spurs? The NBA renaissance is fully upon us and Drew and Mike will break down the 2017 match-ups (assuming Drew can figure out exactly whose playing). Listen as Drew tries to explain how Steph Curry is worse this year (he isn't) and Mike throws Tyler Zeller a shout out. Oh, and find out who the most interesting player in the NBA is...

Duration: 02:24:35

Ep. 34 - Playing JV basketball for the UNC Tarheels

UNC basketball program just won its sixth national championship and its third one under Roy Williams. But before Roy was head coach, for 8 years he was an assistant coach under Dean Smith and during that time he was head coach of the UNC JV Mens basketball team. Dean Smith believed that every student should have a chance to play on the JV team. And if you played two years for the JV team you are given the chance to try out for the Varsity program. Which means hypothetically at least any...

Duration: 00:46:40

Ep. 33 - UNC bests Gonzaga - *SPECIAL EDITION*

In this edition, we gather reaction from Ron Wagner, Mike and Drew Adams before, during and after the NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship game. Relive the game with us as it is happening.

Duration: 00:27:30

BONUS - ACC Players: Who's staying and who's going?

Now that the Sweet Sixteen is here and only 1 ACC team has it, this talk is more relevant in ever. Avid listeners of the podcast will recognize this as Part 3 of Episode 30. In it, we take a list of ACC players with professional basketball hopes and Ron and Mike debate whether they will stay in school or go on to play professional basketball next year. It’s a segment we called “Staying or Going”.

Duration: 00:18:25

Episode 26 - LA ... Chargers? Plus, All-NBA picks, Super Bowl 51, and ACC hoops

The NFL is back in Los Angeles, and with not one team but two. Will it be twice the fun, or do LA fans really hate the Chargers as much as they seem to? Also, we jump right in on the Super Bowl, ponder just how much NBA players embarrassed themselves with their all-star voting, and let Mike have his moment in the sun after N.C. State stunned Duke in Cameron.

Duration: 03:55:09

Ep. 25 - Clemson v Alabama Recap, NFL Playoffs and ACC basketball

We recap Clemson vs Alabama. Was it better than last year's championship? One of the best games ever? We also check-in with ACC Men's basketball and discuss who's the team to beat. Will Florida State fade come tournament time or do they have what it takes? Also Ron and Mike make their next NFL Playoff picks and Mike lets us all know which NFL bet he would make if he were a bettin' man.

Duration: 01:20:50

Ep. 24 - The Top 10 Sports Stories of 2016

We have conducted our "official" Blooperman poll and in this episode we reveal our top 10 most compelling sports stories of 2016. And it turns out lots of amazing things happened this year. We had an Olympics that features Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both accomplishing amazing feats, a last second shot that won NCAA Men's basketball tournament, an NBA team (Golden State Warriors) that set a record for regular season games won and a different NBA team (Cleveland Cavaliers) that beat them...

Duration: 01:26:39

Ep. 23 - Future of NFL Football

We use Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell's recent post on the subject of the Future of Football ( as a spring board to talk about football's "second conversations" and our thoughts on the proposals to improve the sport.

Duration: 00:46:01

Ep. 21 - Second Presidential Debate, Panthers, MLB and College Football

We discuss the 2nd presidential debate and Mike predicts something that ended up coming true. We also give our thoughts on the MLB playoffs and do a round of Buy, Sell or Hold.

Duration: 01:11:04

Ep. 20 - First Presidential debate, Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panther's rocky start

We talk about our favorite moments from first presidential debate. You will never believe what the pilot said when he sat down next to Mike at a bar in an airport as the debate began. Ron shares his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick's now that the protests he inspired have spread across sporting events. We also manage to work in reflects on College Football and the Panther's season that is gotten off to a rocky start. We leave no stone unturned in this episode and "That makes us smart." ;)

Duration: 01:12:06

Ep. 16 - Moogfest Recap

What was it like to attend Moogfest and hear "Explosions in the Sky" at 2am? We will tell you that and more.

Duration: 00:29:21

Ep. 14 - Moogfest

We try and get our arms around Moogfest the huge electronic music that is so much more. With special guest Josh Segal, an organizer at the festival, we get introduced to the concept of transhumanism as well as learn about the plethora of activities at the festival including a special installation at the Grimes performance. We also try to dissect the differences between electronic music and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) as well as learn about the importance of naps.

Duration: 00:40:45

Ep. 13 - Curry, Durant, Westbrook, DWade, Kawhi and Explosions in the Sky

Amazingly, some people (*Cough, Mike Adams, Cough*) aren't convinced Steph Curry is the best player in the NBA, and in this edition of the Blooperman Podcast our resident data analyst and NBA junkie lays out his case against the unanimous league MVP as Ron Wagner, our resident skeptic and reluctant NBA consumer, stares on in horror. We also talk Spurs upset, D-Wade's rejuvenation and Kevin Durant's future in OKC before moving on to Moogfest, the electronic music, art and technology...

Duration: 01:18:20

Ep. 10 - Master's Recap, NBA playoff preview and MLB check-in

Justin Spieth totally, completely and utterly collapsed in the final round at The Masters. Dude blew a five-shot lead in nine holes. Check that - three holes. That's a gag, right? Well, not necessarily. In this episode of the Blooperman Podcast, Mike bucks the national piling on with a defense of Spieth's shocking (we can all agree it was shocking, right?) defeat. We also weigh in on the Warriors' record-breaking season, and ask if there's any point at all to the Eastern Conference...

Duration: 01:12:27

Ep. 7 - March Madness - Men's College Basketball Tournament

We talk about the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament and breakdown the action to come.

Duration: 00:29:42

Ep. 6 - NCAA bracket predictions

We break down the bracket.

Duration: 01:44:06

Ep. 5 - ACC Men's Basketball, NCAA tournament

The ACC men’s basketball marquee event started yesterday in the traditional way: With four lousy teams playing somewhere far away, we’re not sure where, on a Tuesday in front of nobody. In this edition of the Blooperman Podcast, we discuss the teetering relevance of the proud ACC tournament and tackle a couple of tough buy, sell or holds: Will Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, the first player to be named ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, make it in the...

Duration: 01:34:54

Ep. 4 - Oscars talk with Edwin Arnaudin

We talk with Edwin Arnaudin, movie critic for the Asheville-Citizen Times, about what makes a move Oscar worthy and whether "The Revenant" would have been better off if it had stuck closer to what actually happened Hugh Glass.

Duration: 00:24:34

Ep. 3 - Super Bowl 50 recap, UNC - Duke Basketball and a round of "Buy, Sell or Hold"

We recap our Super Bowl predictions, share our takes on 1st Duke UNC Men's basketball game and do a round of "Buy, Sell or Hold" on the future of the NFL as America's favorite sport.

Duration: 00:22:00

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