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    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - The Suns' Hopeful All Stars and the Stupidity of Fan Voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:54

    The Suns take care of business, winning against the Raptors, Pacers and Pistons! We recap this week in Phoenix Suns basketball, and do our best to NOT get too upset about the stupid, ridiculous, nonsensical, dumb, phony and indefensible NBA All-Star fan voting. That said... we can't wait to watch Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose start in the All-Star game. Stick around for our Highs, Lows, and Just So You Knows, and make sure to subscribe on all podcast platforms! Also, feel free to check us out on Twitter: @TheValleyPHX Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Devin Booker's Dustup (with a Mascot)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 77:23

    Fanning the Flames is back in full force as we discuss the week that was for the Phoenix Suns. Dan's return is particularly noteworthy as he comes in with what may already be his rant of the year (parental discretion is advised). On top of that, we cover: Devin Booker's dustup with the Toronto Raptors' mascot; General savagery by NBA players (i.e., Ja Morant staring down a child); Whether the Suns the bad guys in the NBA; Whether we see the team making any moves before the trade deadline; and A very special challenge Dan is going to try... Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - The Suns Can't Handle the Heat (And Too Many Bigs?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 36:18

    JaVale or Jalen? We NEVER would've imagined this question being asked, and now, we never would've guessed who our answer may be. The Suns have almost returned to full health, although their pride may be on the Health and Safety list following the smackdown by the Heat. Now that the roster is starting to be fully available, the logjam at center is already starting to show. After last year, it seems like James Jones REALLY wanted to take care of the depth at 5, and he definitely did that. We discuss who may be on the trading block as the deadline slowly approaches. Stick around for our Highs, Lows, and Just So You Knows, and make sure to subscribe on all podcast platforms! Also, feel free to check us out on Twitter: @TheValleyPHX Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Bismack-Daddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 58:43

    Happy New Year, Suns fans! It has been a weird start to 2022 for the Suns, as they've seen a number of players and Monty Williams find themselves in the NBA's health and safety protocols. But those circumstances allowed the team to bring in Bismack Biyombo, who's impact was felt immediately, and allowed Jalen Smith to show what he can do. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we discuss Biyombo's impact, Stix's future, and our favorite Suns moments from 2021. Oh... and in case you're interested, I share my cautionary tale about drive-in movies. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - Stix's Big Week and Cam Johnson Thursdays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 51:10

    Happy New Year! 2021 was a great year for Phoenix Suns basketball, and hopefully 2022 will bring more of the same. Although the Suns' 2021 was fantastic, they've started 2022 in a bit of a precarious position, as COVID protocols have finally made their way to the Suns organization. Since last episode, the Suns went just 2-2, having to rely heavily on Jalen "Stix" Smith and an assortment of new faces, including... Bismack Biyombo? There wasn't much to learn this week in terms of X's and O's, but we did learn about Cam Johnson Thursdays, and we think you'll want to learn about them too! Stick around for our Highs, Lows, and Just So You Knows, and make sure to subscribe on all podcast platforms! Also, feel free to check us out on Twitter: @TheValleyPHX Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - Did Santa Bring a Playoff Preview?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 36:57

    Merry (NBA) Christmas! NBA Christmas Day is behind us and we are left with plenty to talk about, as Warriors vs. Suns III has left the Warriors with a 2-1 season series lead. The Suns dropped a tough one, but the top two teams in the West still seem to be destined for a playoff clash. We talk about what can be learned from the season series so far, what the Warriors have done well , and the resiliency the Suns continue to show, no matter the opponent or score. Stick around for our Highs, Lows, and Just So You Knows, and make sure to subscribe on all podcast platforms and check us out on Twitter: @TheValleyPHX Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Sharpshooting Booker, All-Star Chances, and Christmas Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 61:51

    Dan and Paul take the reigns of Fanning the Flames this week as Justin has to step away to speak with some of his sources (not really, but kind of). The guys discuss: Devin Booker's 3 point shot and how he's now shooting (roughly) 93% on the season. The upcoming showdown with the Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day and why that team continues to get so much love. Is Deandre Ayton an All-Star? And is that the right question? All this, and maybe even some Spidey talk, on this episode of Fanning the Flames! Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - All I Want for Christmas is...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 37:30

    Happy Holidays Suns fans! As we get closer to the much anticipated Christmas clash between the Suns and the Warriors, we take some time to put together our Christmas lists. Grab your cocoa and cookies and join us around the tree as we share our NBA and Phoenix Suns Christmas lists! QUICK NOTE: Thank you for all the kindness shown towards our hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky following last week's tornadoes. If you'd like to donate to the relief efforts mentioned in the episode, you can do so here: https://give.helpsalvationarmy.org/give/166081/#!/donation/checkout (Kentucky) https://stuffthebusky.com/donate/ Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - DA to OKC? (and other non-sensical discussions)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 82:49

    Calm down. We're kidding (no matter how much a certain 2-time Grammy-winning friend of the show may want it to happen). The Phoenix Suns are winning. Let us have some fun. And we have plenty of fun on this episode of Fanning the Flames, as we are joined by John Voita (@DarthVoita) of the Suns JAM Session Podcast (@SunsJAM) to discuss: The past week of Suns basketball. What's the deal with Jalen Smith? What player would you still despise even if they were on the Suns? Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - When One Streak Ends, Another Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 55:40

    It took Devin Booker being out, the Phoenix Suns traveling to play the second night of a back-to-back, a dislocated pinky for Mikal Bridges, and Cameron Payne shooting 3-17 from the field, but the winning streak finally came to an end. On this week's episode of Fanning the Flames, we discuss the streak, starting a new streak, the potential firesale by the Indiana Pacers, the huskier side of the NBA, and more! Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - In Memory of "The Streak" (2021-2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 41:04

    RIP "The Streak" (2021-2021) This week of Phoenix Suns basketball answered a ton of questions, while still leaving us with plenty to wrestle with! The Suns defeated the Warriors (allowing them to break the win-streak record against the Pistons later that week), but then fell hard at Golden State just days late. The Suns, with injuries starting to accumulate, also had to show what they can do in a Booker-less world, something they hadn't dealt with in a long time. The Suns proved that they could hang with and beat anyone in the league, with massive wins over Brooklyn and Golden State within a week, but what changes may be needed to see those regular season wins turn into playoff wins down the road? In our weekly Highs, Lows, and "Just So You Knows" we discuss the media's "ignoring" of the Suns (and why we don't care), what we can learn from the loss to Golden State, and we answer the very important question of: "What happens if you get snowed in at an IKEA?" Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - 17 In a Row, Let's F*****g Go!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 67:55

    The Golden State Warriors put up 35 in the first quarter. Jordan Poole looked like... well... Steph Curry. And then Devin Booker went out with a hammy. Everything set up perfectly for the Phoenix Suns to fall short of their franchise record tying 17th win in a row. But they didn't. Because that's what championship teams do. Deandre Ayton, Cameron Johnson, and Mikal Bridges (don't tell me Steph Curry had an "off night") all stepped up huge, and the streak continues. And, yes, we are going to relish in it all a bit longer on this episode of Fanning the Flames. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast - The Suns Stay Streaking!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 37:21

    After a perfect Thanksgiving road trip, the Suns' win streak has grown to 16! With their last loss (which was an entire month ago) far in the rearview mirror, the Suns seem to have forgotten how to lose. If a back to back against the Knicks and Nets wasn't hard enough, the Suns face an equally-hot Warriors team coming up next! In our weekly Highs, Lows, and "Just So You Knows" we discuss Cam Payne's perfect role, Ryan's apparent prophetic abilities, and why Christmas is all about basketball. Into the Valley: A Phoenix Suns Podcast | Part of the Bright Side Podcast Network (Hosted by Philip Russell, Ryan Shutt, and Ethan Shutt) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Bring Your Green Hat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 65:56

    Thirteen wins in a row. The Phoenix Suns are streaking and we're bringing our green hats. But all good things must come to an end, right? We discuss how long the streak can continue, the Suns bench players rounding into form, and more on this week's episode of Fanning the Flames. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - The Ones Who Knock (Taylor's Version)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 74:03

    Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we celebrate that anniversary as we discuss: Where Chris Paul falls on the list of greatest Suns point guards; How long this winning streak will continue; and Whether the Suns are now the ones who knock. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Six in a Row

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 67:32

    The Phoenix Suns are in the midst of a 6-game winning streak and things look like they're clicking. But not everything is sunny on Planet Orange, as the ESPN story about Robert Sarver and purported instances of racism and misogyny dropped last week. We hit on those topics, plus Deandre Ayton's absence, Frank Kaminsky's stellar play, and more, on this week's Fanning the Flames. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (formerly @DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Turning the Corner(?)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 69:24

    The Phoenix Suns have displayed some uninspired basketball to start the season. But even with that, they reached .500 with a win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Is the team showing signs of turning the corner, or should we be concerned about how they look? We answer that question, dive into the team turning down Jalen Smith's third-year option, and more on this episode of Fanning the Flames. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here Come The Suns - Suns Destroy the Lakers - Live Commentary and Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 57:30

    The Lakers totally got creamed by the Suns! Join Chapin, Fonz and Brandon as they provide live commentary on the 2nd Half of the Suns game as it happens and also break down the Suns extending Shamet / not extending Deandre Ayton. Also we talk about snubs for the NBAs 75 team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Suns Basketball is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 67:07

    There has been a lot of negative energy out there, but the start of the Phoenix Suns' 2021-2022 season is upon us and there is a ton to look forward to. We cover it on this episode of Fanning the Flames as we discuss: Our outlook on the team heading into opening night; Why the Deandre Ayton situation is not a doomsday event (D'Aaron Fox, anyone?); Our thoughts on the first night of NBA games; and Our picks for the Suns' upcoming week of games (in our friendly competition with the Suns JAM Session).. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here Come the Suns - Is Devin Booker the Best Shooting Guard in the NBA? + Phoenix Suns' Season predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 53:26

    Devin Booker has ascended into a perennial NBA Allstar at the SG position. But is he the best SG in the NBA? Chapin, Brandon and Fonz of Here Come the Suns explore and debate. Next we predict totals for wins, playoff success, Allstars, and individual accolades for the Phoenix Suns this season. After that, we'll rate the Nets chances to offload Kyrie for a meaningful piece, Ben Simmons finally showing up to camp, and who has a better shot, Brooklyn without Kyrie, or the eastern conference field. In a new segment, we will tell you what Frank Vogel and Steve Kerr really mean by their recent quotes about the Westbrook and Lebron pairing, as well as decode Deandre Ayton's recent quote about being disappointed. We then gripe about what we are sick and tired of. Finally, find out during the Basketball IQ trivia challenge if Chapin must complete 6 straight freethrows on camera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - We're All Disappointed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 60:20

    Deandre Ayton is disappointed. But hey, we're all disappointed. And while we said weeks ago we wouldn't, we'll spend one more episode talking about DA's extension. More particularly, we get into DA's recent comments about not having a deal done. We also dive into ESPN's NBA Future Power Rankings and play a little game where Dan tries to justify why each of the five teams were ranked ahead of the Suns by ESPN. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here Come the Suns - Did Patrick Beverley Ruin Phoenix's Title Run? Plus, Lakers vs Suns Reaction / Ayton Max?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 53:57

    Welcome to a brand new podcast on the Bright Side Network. Chapin, Brandon and Fonz deliver some bold and fiery takes in this initial episode of Here Come the Suns. First we discuss the catalyst for last season's amazing run, but also what prevented the Suns from finishing the job. Next we dive into their most meaningful offseason addition, but what the team is still lacking. Next we have a full scouting report from the Suns convincing win over the Lakers this past Wednesday afternoon. Our attention then turns to the rest of the NBA and we rank either compliment or tear into Lakers filling their rosters with very old HOFers, Ben Simmons demanding a trade, Clipper chances without Kawhi this year, can the Suns take down LAL and BKN, and finally the Deandre Ayton max contract dispute. In our next segment, we vent about what we are sick and tired of in today's NBA. We wrap up with an intense trivia challenge and a fun Joe Johnson back to the Suns take to end the podcast. Please enjoy the show! #HCTSpodcast Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/mountaineer/hype-is-everything License code: 6GSLHKSCOV35G3ES https://uppbeat.io/t/doug-organ/fugue-state License code: 9RHBJYDVBQHVE21V https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/summertime-jam License code: HIT6K7CJTYI9GXZO Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - The Ayton Saga Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 56:10

    The Phoenix Suns' preseason has started but all everyone can do is talk about Deandre Ayton. What's the holdup on an extension? What implications does it have on the team? What could his supermax structure look like? We discuss it all, and more, on this episode of Fanning the Flames. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - The Broadcaster of Optimism Joins the Podcast of Optimism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 86:08

    Phoenix Suns basketball is just around the corner and it is clear that Planet Orange is hyped. But just to make sure everyone is sufficiently hyped, Jon Bloom joins us to give you that extra jolt of enthusiasm heading into the upcoming season. We hit on a lot in this packed episode, with topics including: The broadcast team's plan to return to the road; Takeaways from Suns media day; The positive culture that continues to develop around the Suns; and The franchise's return to a desired destination for NBA palyers. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - I Like It, I Love It

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 90:28

    Another week, another episode of Fanning the Flames. On this episode, we get into: More talk on extensions for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges; Suns players who landed (so far) in SI's and ESPN's top 100 NBA players; and The Ben Simmons saga and how it may play out. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Not Good Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 80:30

    If you're a Suns fan, is it acceptable to also be a fan of a non-Arizona team in another sport (e.g., the Los Angeles Chargers)? That's where we start on this episode of Fanning the Flames, and the fun follows from there. In addition, we also discuss: The moments that got us hooked on the Suns; If we had to choose between Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson, which one we would take; and Suns futures and the best value picks. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - They Hate Us Cause They Ain't Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 44:01

    Things have been slow as of late, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to talk about. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we get into: Why other fan bases are so jealous of the Suns; The Suns signing Chandler Huchison to a much-coveted two-way contract; and Gambling. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Farewell, Sweet Prince

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 73:01

    We're down a man this week but that does not mean there's not plenty of Phoenix Suns news to talk about (and maybe a few other topics, too). On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we cover: Why everyone needs to stop freaking out about the Suns releasing Ty-Shon Alexander; The Las Vegas over/under win total for the Suns this upcoming season; The Aztec-concept jerseys; and A potential trade for Thaddeus Young. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Measuring Up the Young Cores

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 74:17

    Two weeks in a row!?!? Believe it! On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we discuss: How the Suns' youth stacks up against other young cores; Extensions for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges; The impact gambling may have on the sports world; and Why Dan refuses to watch Ted Lasso. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Marching On

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 72:32

    With so many changes in the Suns podcast universe, we're making our own change as we welcome Dan Duarte (@DDuarte89) as a permanent member of our motley crew. Topics for our first episode as a triumvirate include: The peak of the Phoenix Suns 2021 NBA Finals run; The moves the Suns have made so far this offseason; Whether Jalen Smith not playing in the last Suns Summer League game is a sign that he is going to be traded; Whether Kevin Love is destined to be a member of the Suns; and How we feel about the Suns heading into next season. Make sure to follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Dan (@DDuarte89), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: Player Grades

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 66:11

    215. WE'RE CHANGING PODCAST LOCATIONS! You'll be able to get the podcast by searching for Suns JAM Session Podcast rather than via the Bright Side network. The season is over...so what now? The guys are dishing out player grades for the 2020-21 season, talking about performances, and contemplating who will be back next year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 6: Suns @ Bucks (Bucks win 4-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 68:54

    [Ep.214] The 2020-21 NBA season is over. Is it what we wanted? No. Are we upset? Sure. But there is still plenty to be thankful for. The gents reflect on the season that was. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals: Game 6 PreJAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 43:06

    [Ep.213] We're talking about our mental state prior to Game 6. From adjustments to navigating the moment, John and Matthew give their insight prior to the biggest basketball game since 1993. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 5: Suns vs. Bucks (Bucks lead 3-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 57:18

    [Ep.212] It's another crushing loss for the Suns in the NBA Finals and they now trail 3-2 heading back to Milwaukee. We're trying to find the silver lining as we discuss the shortcomings from Phoenix in a game in which they came out on fire. Not attacking Holiday, not giving Ayton the ball, not having Booker use his teammates. Plenty to talk about here. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 4: Suns @ Bucks (Series tied 2-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 63:05

    [Ep.211] It was right there for the taking, but due to self-inflicted errors, the Suns dropped Game 4 and the series is now tied 2-2. The guys worked through their emotions following the tough loss and try to make sense of a garbage CP3 performance. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals: Game 4 PreJAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 45:25

    [Ep.210] A big game lies ahead for the Phoenix Suns. John and Matthew discuss the challenge of navigating the Finals from a players/coaches perspective, feel out games, Giannis strategies, Booker's usage of those around him, and should Carter play? Shout out to Nicholas Tan and Joe from Charlotte who come on and ask quality questions! Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 3: Suns @ Bucks (Suns up 2-1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 62:21

    [Ep.209] It was a rough night in multiple facets of the game for Phoenix. The guys talk about what they saw, what adjustments need to be made, and whether or not Mark Jackson wished Tom Chambers used Manscape's Lawnmower 4.0 back in the day. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals: Game 3 PreJAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 30:36

    [Ep.208] John and Matthew are talking about their expectations prior to the Game 3 matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 2: Suns vs. Bucks (Suns up 2-0)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 74:32

    [Ep.207] The Suns are now up 2-0 in the NBA Finals following a 10-point victory over the Bucks. The guys are a little punch drunk and hoarse after attending Game 2 in person, but they do their best to share their thoughts. And they talk about sour cream! Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals, Game 1: Suns vs. Bucks (Suns up 1-0)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 64:06

    [Ep.206] For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Suns are ahead in the NBA Finals after winning Game 1, 118-105. The Monsters of the Mid-Range dominated, and when the Bucks switched, it was Ayton Watch time. Three more wins baby! Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals: Game 1 PreJAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 29:50

    [Ep.205] John and Matthew are live on Spotify Greenroom and hour-and-a-half before tip off to discuss the upcoming matchup, what to look for, and who would win in a Royal Rumble matchup between the Suns and the Bucks. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: NBA Finals Preview: Suns vs. Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 56:49

    [Ep.204] The matchup is set: Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals. We're hear to talk about the matchup and give our thoughts on the results. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Let the Moment Last

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 77:03

    The Phoenix Suns are Western Conference Champions for the first time in 28 years, and with Paul unavailable, @SharmaniLive and @jbraverman join this episode of Fanning the Flames to relive the clinching game and celebrate the conference crown. Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Big thanks to ZANEZOR (@ZANEZOROfficial) for providing music for the pod! Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF - The Day After

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 38:42

    [Ep.203] John and Matthew are on the Spotify Greenroom app to discuss how we're feeling the day after. Are we too happy? What's with all of the negativity? And John surprises Matthew with some exciting news. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF, Game 6: Suns @ Clippers (Suns win 4-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 79:43

    [Ep.202] THE PHOENIX SUNS ARE HEADED TO THE NBA FINALS! The guys try to keep it together as they talk about the game, the series, and what it means to see Phoenix headed back to the Finals for the first time since '93. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: Game 6 Greenroom PreJAM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 39:33

    [Ep.201] John and Matthew are trying out the Spotify Greenroom App as they discuss Game 5 results and Game 6 adjustments. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF, Game 5: Suns vs. Clippers (Suns up 3-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 59:36

    [Ep.200] The news came before tip off that Ivica Zubac would not be able to go for the Clippers. It seemed to be a notification that would seal their fate, that Phoenix would be able to score at will on the interior at will.  On a Monday night in downtown Phoenix, with a ticket to the NBA Finals on the line, that narrative would not be the case. The Clippers would dominate the paint, outscoring Phoenix 58-32. They would negate all of the runs, and behind the likes of Marcus Morris, DeMarcus Cousins, and a playoff career high from Paul George, force the series to change locations once again. Beat LA? Not yet. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF, Game 4: Suns vs. Clippers (Suns up 3-1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 70:10

    [Ep. 199] Your Phoenix Suns are one game away from wining the Western Conference. It was an arduous affair in Los Angeles on Sunday night, but Phoenix outlasted the Clippers 84-80 and took a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. We're #ChuggingWithTheFellas again, breaking down Ayton's stellar play, and shouting out codejjm, who donated $99.99 in the Super Chat! Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). If you have any mailbag questions, please email us at SunsJAMSession@gmail.com. Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF, Game 3: Suns vs. Clippers (Suns up 2-1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 63:06

    [Ep. 198] It was an ugly loss for Phoenix as CP3 and D. Book combined for 10-40 from the field. The guys try to keep it together, but quickly go off of the rails. We're talking bloated faces from chugging with the fellas, bleaching, and Matthew's mom. It gets pretty loco. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). If you have any mailbag questions, please email us at SunsJAMSession@gmail.com. Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fanning the Flames - Whatever, Scott Foster

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 59:01

    Right when we though Scott Foster would strike again, the Valley Oop saved the day. On this episode of Fanning the Flames, we relive that magical moment, break down what made it happen, and welcome Chris Paul back with open arms. Oh, and we may have a thing or two to say about Scott Foster and Kane Fitzgerald. Follow Paul (@DervishOfWhirl), Justin (@SoSaysJ), and the pod (@FanTheFlamesNBA) on Twitter.  The Bright Side of the Sun Podcast Network is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play - and if you use one of those podforms, don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review. Big thanks to ZANEZOR (@ZANEZOROfficial) for providing music for the pod! Until next time! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Suns JAM Session: WCF, Game 2: Suns vs. Clippers (Suns up 2-0)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 64:45

    [Ep. 197] Un-fuggin-believable. The Suns outlast both Scott Foster and the Los Angeles Clippers, winning on an amazing Valley Oop to Deandre Ayton and take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals. We're talking about the game, Booker's nose, and CP3 repelling from the ceiling with two negative COVID tests. Follow us on Twitter (@SunsJAM). If you have any mailbag questions, please email us at SunsJAMSession@gmail.com. Watch livestreams on the Suns JAM Session YouTube channel. #GoHomeAndLoveYourFamily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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