Ball Junk Podcast Episode #30: Andre the Giant Documentary and 2018 NBA Playoffs

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As ‘Captain’ Lou Albano once said: “He’s the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Wonder of the World!” It’s Andre the Giant and he’s the subject of a new HBO documentary. On Episode 30 of the Ball Junk Podcast, the Gasman and Frankie Knuckles sit down and give our review. What’s good? What’s bad? Who’s the real star, brother? We also dive deep into the NBA Playoffs and give our predictions on Round 1 and beyond. We briefly chat the NHL Playoffs, WrestleMania, answer your Sack Time questions and good ol’ Frankie gets the Gas Pedal. Download and subscribe to the Ball Junk Podcast on iTunes or listen right here! ‘Heeey Bossss!’. Balls!

0:00:00 – Intro
0:10:00 – Movie Review: Andre the Giant
0:31:40 – MLB Discussion
0:37:05 – NHL Discussion
0:43:45 – NBA Discussion
1:11:10 – Wrestlemania Discussion
1:19:00 – Sack Time
1:33:00 – Gas Pedal / Outro

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  • Blake in Boston

    I’m glad you guys were able to release your ball junk (gross), but what about those vidja games?

    P.S. Always good to hear that Gasman laugh.

  • Sean

    We’re talking about the next Game Junk. Maybe after we get through God of War.

  • Dinobot2

    “The Raptors will not win a playoff series with Dwane Casey as coach, except for those years that the Raptors won a playoff series with Casey as their coach.”

    – Frank

  • Frankie Knuckles

    I’ve said they will not make it to a championship or win a championship with Dwayne Casey as their coach.

  • Frankie Knuckles

    And I would be more than happy to be proven wrong. Really liked watching The Raps this year (except for crunch time, where they suck).

  • devolutionary

    I think Dwayne Casey gets a bum wrap from those outside Raptors circles. Although there are some defenders in the media. Until this year, the Raptors did not have a cohesive unit that was 100% tailored towards Casey’s team-defence first system. If they go far this year, it’ll definitely be due to their reserves (like game 1). The best in the league. If they can keep this up, I say stretch the bench. Don’t rely on Lowry and Derozan if they switch to iso-ball.

  • Dinobot2

    You’re saying that now. But in the past you’ve also said they wouldn’t win a playoff series with him as coach (adamantly so) and then when he finally does you shift the mark and objective.

    But since you have a strong opinion about Casey, do you honestly think that Casey is their only roadblock to a finals appearance or championship? If they had a different coach and kept the same roster they have now, do you honestly think the result would be different, especially given who the available coaches are that the Raps could hypothetically replace him with?

  • Frankie Knuckles

    I think the emergence of the reserves is even more proof that Dwayne Casey will never be a championship caliber coach. A lot of the credit for the bench performance has gone to Jerry Stackhouse as their G League coach.

  • devolutionary

    Don’t have to be a championship-caliber coach to win a title. Just ask Paul Westhead (’80 Lakers) or Tyron Lue. Maybe some of that ’11 Mav’s magic rubs off on this team?

  • pcch7

    Sweet

  • pcch7

    Great episode. Even though I don’t really like these sports outside of hockey, it’s still fun to listen to. Love Frank’s bold predictions

  • Frankie Knuckles

    The Raptors don’t have anything close to a TOP 5 ALL TIME PLAYER LET ALONE TWO (Former: Magic, Kareem, Later: Lebron) ( Dirk is probably top 25 … DeRozan and Lowry will be lucky to crack the top 300 by the time they retire) … (again … I hope I’m wrong)

  • Strybeck

    Greg, you wondered why there isn’t an Oreos cereal. There is one!
    Post Oreo O’s: https://www.postconsumerbrands.com/oreo-os/
    I’ve had them and they’re amazing.

  • Balls

    That’s incredible!

  • Strybeck

    So no follow-up or look back at your NFL playoff predictions? I’m not a football fan by any means, but I live in the Philadelphia area and used Ball Junk expertise as my basis for total lack of confidence in the Eagles going into the playoffs. Will anyone ever doubt Nick Foles again? I may doubt Greg and Frank’s prediction abilities, but not their ability to entertain.

  • And FarCry5 I hope (especially after the Wild Wild Country discussion)

  • Balls

    We were both horrible.

  • Lori Cerny

    Wait a minute. The guy that can’t stand the COPO and has Mom Mentality drives an Uber… willingly?!? WTF, dude?!