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Sports talk, analysis, and interviews hosted by Josh Buckhalter. Hot takes are everywhere in the world of sports. But when cooler heads prevail, what will the story be? That's where Triple Zeros comes in. This is the best place to get your sports fix without getting hooked on nonsense. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook and JoshGBuck and @3ZerosPod! "The Game's Not Over Until There's Triple Zeros on the Clock" Support this podcast:


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Sports talk, analysis, and interviews hosted by Josh Buckhalter. Hot takes are everywhere in the world of sports. But when cooler heads prevail, what will the story be? That's where Triple Zeros comes in. This is the best place to get your sports fix without getting hooked on nonsense. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook and JoshGBuck and @3ZerosPod! "The Game's Not Over Until There's Triple Zeros on the Clock" Support this podcast:






Back In The Saddle - Bears Offseason, Bulls Resurgence, NFL, and NBA News

Returning from the long layoff to get into the slew of roster moves by the Chicago Bears this offseason and what more is to come, the Chicago Bulls resurgence and Parick Beverley's real impact, plus all of the latest around the NBA (the MVP race), NFL (Jets-Packers standoff)! Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@JoshGBuck, @3ZerosPod, @ClockerSports), and check out today! Heavy on Bulls/Heavy on Nets/Last Word on Pro Football/Soaring Down South ---...


Rob Schaefer - NBC Sports Chicago

Happy to welcome Rob Schaefer (@rob_schaef) of NBC Sports Chicago and the "Bulls Talk Podcast" to the show! Rob shared his thoughts on the Bulls' surprising season-opening win on the road over the Miami Heat led by DeMar DeRozan's 37-point effort. He also shared his thoughts on the suddenly murky health status of Zach LaVine, the emergence of Ayo Dosunmu, and the quality additions of Goran Dragic and Andre Drummond. All of that and much more! Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and...


Ryan Taylor of NBC Sports Chicago - Chicago Bulls Media Day

Happy to welcome Ryan Taylor (@rytay_), Digital Content Producer for NBC Sports Chicago, to Triple Zeros! Ryan joins us to discuss the Chicago Bulls on the heels of a very revealing and eventful Media Day and the first day of training camp. We talk about the impact of Lonzo Ball’s surgery and absence as well as the effect the entire situation appears to be having on him. Ryan later shares who he expects to start in Ball’s absence – and who he would start – after Billy Donovan hinted at a...


Alex Shapiro - Chicago Bears Season Preview

Happy to welcome Alex Shapiro of NBC Sports Chicago to the show to talk all things Chicago Bears. Training camp and the preseason are now over and Week 1 of the regular season is right around the corner. Alex shared his thoughts on the differences between the new coaching staff led by Matt Eberflus and the old one led by Matt Nagy. He also spoke on the state of the wide receiving corps beyond third-year man Darnell Mooney and what to make of the chatter about Teven Jenkins getting traded...


Bears Preseason Catch-Up/Bulls Offseason Recap

Triple Zeros returns with a slew of updates from the Chicago Bears training camp. We’ll go over who the standouts have been, how the team has looked, and what to expect this coming season. We also recap the preseason opener – a 19-14 Bears comeback victory – and get into how much we’ll see of the starters the rest of the summer. Then, things switch to the Chicago Bulls whose offseason has gone from boring to action-packed. Their stars and young guys have all made been making headlines for...


Kenneth Davis - Talking Chicago Bears

Kenneth Davis of The Under Center Podcast and WARR Media joins Triple Zeros to talk about his journey and, of course, the Chicago Bears. We go over what to make of wide receiver David Moore’s arrest while making a run for the border. Also, are general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus completely sold on quarterback Justin Fields? If so, have they done enough to support him? We also touch on why fans should continue to trust, not rush, the process and so much more. Be sure to...


Very Late Draft Review, Kinda Late Free Agency Primer

Dropping in to do an extremely late draft review and trying to catch up on all of the happenings in NBA free agency. Favorite pick is easy: Paolo Banchero going No. 1 overall. But also, which team had the best draft? Who had the worst? The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls went in surprising directions. Were they the right ones? The news of the day was Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets just one day after teammate Kyrie Irving opted into the final year of his deal. Can...


Jack Simone - Talking Boston Celtics

It was a pleasure to welcome NBA writer, Jack Simone to the show! We covered his unique journey into the world of sports journalism and just how he finds time to cover all of the beats that he does. He gave his take on the Boston Celtics' loss in the NBA Finals, what happened to star forward Jayson Tatum, and on the job Boston's Ime Udoka did as a rookie head coach. How did the Golden State Warriors' experience impact the Celtics and, ultimately the series? Also, Jack sends a strong message...


Shoot 3s and Win Championships

A tip of the cap to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. That makes four titles in the last eight seasons and seven overall. That and his first Finals MVP should put the legacy talk to bed. Klay Thompson ethered Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. for something that happened during the regular season. Jayson Tatum may be the Boston Celtics' best player. But he is far from the Kobe Byant replica he fancied himself to be. The latest Chicago Bulls rumor finally brings some...


Pat Benson Jr. - Talking Atlanta Hawks

Triple Zeros is happy to welcome Pat Benson Jr. of Sports Illustrated's All Hawks to the show. We get into everything from his journey to journalism, his love for sneakers leading to his authoring a book about a basketball icon, and how personal tragedy played a part. All of that before we even got to the Hawks who appear set for an active offseason. Hear what Pat thinks of the season that was, some of the trade rumors buzzing around the Hawks, and what to make of recent injury...


'This is Still Going 7 Games'

This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off by updating the latest buzz around the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. The Rudy Gobert rumors took a big blow with a report of the core expected to be back including Nikola Vucevic. But we did get an interesting nugget about their free agency plans. The Hawks have been linked to Utah Jazz center as well as Detroit Pistons forward, Jerami Grant. Will they move John Collins? Will Bogdan Bogdanovic's knee hold up after another surgery? Zooming out,...


Drew Stevens - Talking Chicago Bulls

Drew Stevens (@LookWhatDrewDid) of Bulls On Tap and WARR Media joined the show to talk about all of the rumors surrounding the team. We get into Zach LaVine's free agency, what to do with Coby White and Nikola Vucevic, and whether or not the Bulls should go after Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert. Plus, hear what Drew would do if he had full control of the team this offseason including who he would target in free agency to help round out this roster. Then, things zoom out to the playoffs as a...



The NBA Finals start on Thursday, who ya got? While Golden State has the experience, Boston matches up well. And you can never underestimate youthful exuberance. The Chicago Bulls will have some work to do if Zach LaVine leaves. They also have to get Lonzo Ball healthy. A similar story is brewing with the Atlanta Hawks who are ready for wholesale changes in search of a second star, possibly even LaVine. LeBron James became the first active player to reach billionaire (with a “b”) status. On...


He Keeps Doing Them Dirty

Taking stock of the NBA Conference Finals, Jimmy Butler delivered on his promise. The Miami Heat took care of business in Game 3 versus Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo and Jaylen Brown both had stellar performances on the evening. In the Western Conference Finals, the Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors just keep coming at Luka Docic and the Dallas Mavericks. Zach LaVine's future is becoming more of a debate than is comfortable. But are we just overreacting to the...


‘Before Jerry West Was on My Socks’

This episode of Triple Zeros starts off picking winners for the two Game 7s taking place on Sunday. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks advance on the road against Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics? Then, can the Dallas Mavericks pull off the upset against last year's NBA Finals runner-up in the Chris Paul-led Phoenix Suns? Secretly, there are a couple of Finals matchups that would be more intriguing than others both for basketball and marketing reasons....


Media Narratives and Outside Perceptions

This episode of Triple Zeros starts off marveling at the Milwaukee Bucks' comeback win over the Boston Celtics before checking in on the other four playoff series. Joel Embiid has a point about narratives affecting voting. Did he actually benefit from the media push more than Nikola Jokic? Free-agent guard Zach LaVine has gone from a lock to return to possible flight risk. But the grass is not necessarily greener elsewhere after the season the Chicago Bulls put together. The Atlanta Hawks...


The Review-Preview: 2022 NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs 2nd Round

This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off with some NFL Draft discussion as the Chicago Bears made some interesting choices with their Day 2 and 3 picks. Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mitchell Trubisky found themselves as clear losers despite both being veterans and former high draft picks themselves. A.J. Brown and Hollywood Brown both find themselves in better situations after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, respectively. What does it mean for their old teams?...


From Seeing Ghosts to Proven QB?

This episode of Triple Zeros starts off talking about Zach LaVine's Chicago Bulls and how their season has been a success regardless of what happens in the playoffs. Then we move on to Trae Young's Atlanta Hawks who are still battling for positioning in the Play-In Tournament on the final day of the regular season. Joel Embiid has led the Philadelphia 76ers to the four-seed in the Eastern Conference, but that doesn't mean the voters "hate" him if he doesn't win MVP. That award should go to...


My Spida-Sense is Tingling

This episode of Triple Zeros wonders if the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert era has run its course for the sixth-seeded Utah Jazz. Then, could Gobert make sense for a Chicago Bulls team that is sliding and has clear weaknesses? The Atlanta Hawks have won five straight to take over the eight-seed -- no team wants to face them in the postseason. Kevin Durant is right about the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder having to retire his number, you cannot tell the story of either...


'Who...the Jets?'

In this episode of Triple Zeros, Udonis Haslem let Jimmy Butler know exactly how what would happen if they had to come to blows during a recent Miami Heat loss. Any talk of the Memphis Grizzlies being better without Ja Morant because they have a great record (17-2) without him is missing the big picture. They're also just flat-out wrong. Patrick Beverley has had more of a positive impact on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves than a former teammate who is still bumping heads...