Podcast: From Chicago to Des Moines, the pod goes streaking to the NCAA Tournament


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BTW, the coverage @ umhoops and The Athletic has been nothing short of sensational over the last month. We’re amazingly spoiled and those who refrain from subscribing need to do so immediately!


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Pod strips off clothes and makes madcap x-country dash to Anaheim?


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Thanks for all your work, guys - but I have a couple of nits to pick:

When Brendan tabbed Mississippi State as a possible bracket buster he said “opinions may differ on Rick Stansbury.” They certainly might, but Western Kentucky, where Stansbury is in his third season, is not in the tournament. He hasn’t been at MSU since 2012. The Bulldogs are now in their 4th season under Ben Howland, who’s been to more Final Fours than any coach in the region not named Izzo or Kryzkschemxyzptlk.

And Dylan dismissed LSU by saying he couldn’t imagine a team with an interim coach making a deep run.

Really? I can not only imagine it, I can remember it, as can every other reader of the blog older than, say 40. Oops.


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Yeah, I was going to call Brendan out on this but just let it slide :rofl:

Maybe LSU will go Michigan 1989… But probably not IMO. Sort of a causation <> correlation thing there.


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That was kind of you - I agree with you that his take on what kind of team can beat Michigan just seems flat wrong, and is really mysterious coming from someone who watched UM-MSU three times in the last month.

As for LSU - well, one thing they have in common with the '89 Wolverines is a whole bunch of NBA prospects. I could imagine them really abusing Sparty on the offensive glass. Might be a real entertaining game.


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Yeah. I’m 100% here for Waters/Winston.