Ball Junk Podcast Episode #18: NBA Season Preview 2015-2016

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The latest Ball Junk Podcast is here! It’s Episode 18 and life you got it, 18 and life you know, your crime is time and it’s 18 and life to go! It’s our Annual NBA Preview and we make our predictions on who won’t make the playoffs and rank our top 8 teams. Do we agree on the Pelicans? Maybe. Do we agree on the Lakers? Maybe not. Subscribe, download and rate the show on iTunes now to find out. We also talk MLB Playoffs, the Jays, the conspiracy, the NHL, the Habs, the NFL, and Knucks admits I was right all along about Tom Brady. There’s Balls Around the World, Sack Time and Frankie gets the Gas Pedal. Check it out! Episode 18 of the Ball Junk Podcast. Balls!

0:00:00 – Intro / MLB Playoffs
0:21:29 – NHL Discussion
0:31:33 – NFL Discussion
0:54:50 – NBA Season Preview
1:41:11 – Balls Around the World
1:49:33 – Sack Time
2:03:39 – Gas Pedal / Outro

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  • devolutionary

    It was a glorious run for the Blue Jays but for the most part, KC outplayed them at the fundamentals. When it came to hitting the HR, and timely defense, both were equal but going 0-for with RISP seldom gets you a win. However, I think Ned Yost is mediocre manager and no better than John Gibbons. In spite of the win, there’s so many head-scratching decisions he made in that series. I’m still rooting for the Mets in the World Series though. It’ll be an interesting off-season for the Blue Jays. We’ll see if this was a one-shot type deal or if they can replenish their starting pitching and relief corps before next season.

    I like Harold Reynolds in terms of colour commentary, but there’s no way he should ever get a job carrying a game. I liken him to Shaq’s commentary in the NBA. Good for a laugh and the odd game point but never provides great analysis beyond the layman (Barkley is way more insightful and surprisingly at-times brilliant).

  • Tommy

    Ain’t up on iTunes!!!!!

  • Sean

    Oops, I think I forgot to update the feed. My bad… should be up there soon hopefully.

  • devolutionary

    Not sure if anyone uses the Space Junk RSS feed but that’s been stuck since last month as well.

  • Sean

    I was using Yahoo Pipes but they shut that down recently so I’ll have to find another way to combine all the feeds. Thanks for the reminder though, I’ll see what I can do.

  • Tommy

    Good stuff :)

  • Anthony

    As a Red Sox fan and Toronto native, I too agree with Greg with regards to the sudden interest in the Blue Jays and no one says anything when they lose, but that’s all cities, not just Toronto. The vast majority of sports fans are casual, bandwagon fans. Obviously living in Southern Ontario we feel the weight of it more, but as an Orioles fan he should see the hypocrisy of cutting up Jays bandwagon fans when Baltimore experienced the same thing last year when they won the AL East ( not the pennant, btw).

    And while i’m not a Jays fan, nor do I condone the throwing of stuff on the field and the acts of those fans that did that, hearing a Habs fan cut up a Toronto crowd for acta of classlesness is so, so, SO laughable.

  • Balls

    Thanks for listening to the show. Since I don’t live in Baltimore I can’t say what happened in Baltimore regarding bandwagon fans. I don’t know if it happened or not. I do know that 90% of the people I communicate with on social media suddenly became the biggest baseball fans ever, so that’s what I can comment on. It’s also only hypocrisy if I said that non-baseball fans who started cheering for the O’s is okay, which I did not.

    Secondly, what does me being a Habs fan have to do with me saying how shitty it was for those Blue Jays fans to throw beer cans on the field and on the people below them? I wasn’t part of the Montreal riots, nor do I condone that either. I’ve never said that anything of that sort is okay. It’s like saying I can’t comment on how shitty my Fido phone plan is because the Habs have an association with Bell, who have shittier phone plans.

    Thanks for the comment and keep listening!

  • Balls

    I find it crazy that you predicted that AA wouldn’t be back with the Blue Jays three days before it happened. Scoop!

  • Balls

    Here’s the German soccer player and his alleged Nazi doll lookalike.

  • Anthony

    Well the reason I brought it up as “hypocritical” was because neither you or Frank said anything last year when talking about the playoffs and the Orioles were in. You don’t live in Baltimore but I assume you watch enough Orioles games to maybe notice a difference in attendance? Or read enough about the Orioles online to notice a difference in interest from the media and fans?

    I brought up you being a Habs fan and the Montreal riots was because I thought you said somewhere to Frank in this episode that you can’t root or cheer for the Blue Jays because a.) what the fans did – hence why I brought up the Habs and what happened in 2008 and b.) the attitudes of some of their players, specifically Jose Bautista – which Frank challenged a bit bringing up the multiple shitheads that play for the Royals. Now maybe you were just picking the lesser of two evils in your mind and full on rooting against the Royals now that the Jays are gone. So if you couldn’t cheer for the Jays because of their fans attitudes, I thought it was hypocritical to be a Montreal fan because of the numerous shenanigans their fanbase gets into. Maybe it was two separate statements you made – not liking the Blue Jays and the fans’ behaviour – so I’ll have to listen to the episode again and get back to you.

  • Balls

    I just can’t root for any Toronto teams in general It’s a combination of fans, media and city dwellers in general. I would assume my close proximity has a lot to do with it. Thanks for listening!