Mixing Utah Jazz, NBA news and pop culture – Jedi & Jerms, with Alan Zaugg & John English, is your source for sports and geek. Produced by Devin Masters.
This week, we look at the 538 values for the Utah Jazz - last season, the playoffs, and the upcoming season. Our thoughts on the NBA Hall of Fame class, and Marc Gasol's NBA career comes to an end. No Devin this week, so in place of Quick Hits, we recap and discuss the BYU vs Utah Rivalry game and BYU to the Big XII. In Pop Culture, John talks The Tomorrow War and Alan discusses the new Doogie series on Disney+.
We take a look at the Utah Jazz upcoming season schedule, including their national TV games and Christmas Day game. We also take a brief look at the NBA schedule, and the Vegas odds heading into the season. In Pop Culture, John reviews The Suicide Squad and we talk about Marvel's What If...?
The Utah Jazz get Rudy Gay, Hassan Whiteside, and Eric Paschall. We discuss our thoughts on the additions and what it means for title contention. Summer league is in full swing. Ingles and Gobert win Olympic medals! We look at the latest NBA transactions and give our "way to early" thoughts on the landscape in each conference. Devin touches on NFL and college football. In Pop Culture, John reviews The Green Knight, we discuss our thoughts on Marvel's Black Widow and What if...? Devin discusses Netflix's series Malice in the Palace.
This week it's all about NBA free agency from the Utah Jazz to the other 29 teams in the association. Who moved where? Plus we talk a little Olympics and some NFL. Is the original Space Jam a good movie? You might want to stay tuned through Pop Culture for some fun banter.
Utah Jazz - Dennis Lindsey transititions to a consultant role. NBA Finals discussion; Suns vs Bucks. NBA Coaching - Jamahl Mosley to ORL, Scott Brooks as asst in POR. Nigeria upsets USA in pre-Olympic workput. Devin talks soccer in this week's Quick Hits. We discuss the latest from Marvel's Loki.
Utah Jazz - What needs to change in the off season? Could changes begin with Dennis Lindsey? NBA Conference Finals continue. Who the west and the east? We pick our finalists. We also take a look at the NBA coaching carousel and Team USA. Devin talks soccer in this week's Quick Hits. Loki, Gaia, Bad Batch headline this week's Pop Culture discussion.
The Utah Jazz and LA Clippers have begun their second round series. The Jazz are up 2-1, while health is a concern. What can be expected the remainder of the season? We look at the other current playoff series and what we can expect. In Pop Culture, we review Cruella.
***This episode was created prior to Sunday's matchups, including game 7 of the Clippers vs Dallas.***The Utah Jazz await their opponent as the L.A. Clippers and Dallas head to a game 7. We look back on the ending of the Jazz and Grizzlies series. Who will the Jazz face in round 2? We run down the other NBA playoff series and the latest coaching moves.. A. UTA def MEM 4-1. In Pop Culture, John reviews Those Who Wish Me Dead, Alan and John saw Quiet Place Part 2, and Devin watched Master of None.
This week we breakdown "this week in the first round." The Jazz are up 2-1 with a big win in Memphis. Then we look at the other series in the west and east. A moment for Mark Eaton. John talks Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead.
***This was recorded prior to the game one of the Jazz vs Grizzlies***We discuss and preview round one of the Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies, including our picks. We revisit the play-in games and look at round one of the playoffs for each team. In Pop Culture we discuss our latest viewings and recommendations.
The Utah Jazz are 52-20 with one game to go. The #1 seed is in the balance. A Phoenix win would mean the Jazz have to beat Sacramento, a Suns loss and the Jazz are the top seed. The final day of the NBA regular season has playoff implications in almost every game as teams in both conferences are still jockeying for playoff seed. We touch on the NBA Hall of Fame and Zach Lowe's NBA Awards picks. Devin's Quick Hits comes with a brief conversation on the NBA's newest award, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Award. In Pop Culture, John talks Mitchells vs Machines and John and Devin discuss Woman in the Window. Alan hits on Big Shot, Call the Midwife, and Love, Death, and Robots.
Utah Jazz are now 46-18. Can they hold onto the 2 seed the remainder of the season. David Locke says the magic number is five, we discuss. We look at NBA Standings. No Devin this week, but we recap the NFL Draft. In Pop Culture, John reviews The Circle.
Utah Jazz are now 44-16 after a rough loss at home to the Timberwolves. Mitchell is out for another week, to be evaluated on Friday. Close games present some concerns, Jazz struggling to close them out. D effing Wade!!! NBA Notes we talk all about standings. Devin's Quick Hits tackles another NBA subject and the NFL. In pop culture we review and talk about the our latest binge watching and the Oscars. Plus Mike Conley up for an Oscar?
The Utah Jazz are now 40-13 with a 2nd OffRtg, 4th DefRtg, 1st NetRtg in their last 15 games. We look at the current NBA standings. Devin's Quick Hits remembers DMX and looks at College Basketball championships. In Pop Culture we discuss Another Round, The White Tiger, Buddy Games, Big Time Adolescence, All the Bright Places and The Secret: Dare to Dream.
The Utah Jazz are now 34-11, on a 5-game win streak, and winners of 19 in a row at home. They are 3rd in OffRtg, 5th in DefRtg, and 1st in NetRtg. How good have the Jazz been in March? The NBA trade deadline saw furious activity. Who got better? Devin's Quick Hits looks at March Madness and the NFL. Bad Trip and The Irregulars headline this week's Pop Culture discussion.
The Utah Jazz are now 31-11. They have the 4th OffRtg, 7th DefRtg, 1st NetRtg and since February 1 the 4th, 10th and 2nd best ratings.Trends have been concerning of late. What can we make of them? Is their reason to push the alarm button? In NBA news, LeBron James is out for extended time which begs the question, how will the rest of the season play out for the Lakers. Three trades have happened and we look at the NBA Standings. In Quick Hits we touch on March Madness. Finally, in Pop Culture, the Oscar Nominations are out, John reviews Snyder's cut of The Justice League and Alan and John discuss The Falcon and The Winter Soldier first episode.
The Utah Jazz are now 28-10 after losing to the Golden State Warriors but are still best team in the NBA. Ersan Ilyasova joins the team; we discuss All-Star weekend. In the NBA, Blake Griffin joins the Nets while LeMarcus Aldridge, PJ Tucker, Andre Drummond and Kyle Lowry are on the list of potential buyouts and trades. Meyers Leonard faces backlash and consequence of his anti-scemetic slur. We look at the NBA standings. Devin's Quick Hits hits on the retirement of Drew Brees. Finally, we offer some suggestions of movies in our Pop Culture segment.
The Utah Jazz are now 27-7 and remain the best team in the NBA with the 4th best OffRtg, 2nd best DefRtg, and best NetRtg in the league. We discuss the latest news surrounding Elijah Millsap and Dennis Lindsey. Where do the teams rank in this week's NBA standings? In Pop Culture, John reviews I Care A Lot and Devin talks about Behind Her Eyes.
The Utah Jazz are on the heels of a loss to the LA Clippers. They're 24-6 through 30 games and remain at the top of the NBA. We look at the remainder of the first half schedule. The NBA All-Star starters have been named. Who will fill out the remaining roster spots? Devin's Quick Hits looks at the coming All-Star festivities. In Pop Culture - WandaVision, Nomadland, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, The Last Kingdom, and Flora and Ulysses.
The Utah Jazz are now 19-5, best team in the NBA. They are 4th OffRtg, 4th DefRtg, 2nd NetRtg. We discuss the dominant win vs the Pacers and the stretch of 15 wins in 16 games. We look at the NBA standings - who's a contender and who's a pretender - and All-Star watch. Devin's Quick Hits looks at NFL awards and we give our Superbowl predictions (see who got it right). In Pop Culture we discuss WandaVision, The Little Things, Kim's Convenience and Peanut Butter Falcon. Plus John looks at Award Season and Nominations.
The Utah Jazz have won 8 straight, a half-game out of 1st place in the West. We discuss the current streak and what to expect in the coming games. Currently, the Jazz are rated 5th OffRtg, 6th DefRtg, 4th NetRtg. Plus, Donovan Mitchell vs Shaq. We run down the current NBA standings and discuss the surprises in the rankings. Devin's Quick Hits, we pick our Conference Champions in the NFL. Hank Aaron, the passing of a legend. In Pop Culture - WandaVision, Disenchantment, and Outside the Wire.
The Utah Jazz are off to 6-4 start. Prior to the Detroit game the Jazz were 13th in OffRtg, 19th in DefRtg, and 15th NetRtg. We discuss the early trends and give the Jazz an early grade. Who are the top OffRtg, DefRtg, and NetRtg in the NBA? Any early surprises? Devin's Quick Hits tackles the NFL and College Football Playoffs. In Pop Culture, reviews of Wonder Woman 1984, Disney Pixar's Soul, and Cobra Kai.
Rudy Gobert signs an extension with the Utah Jazz. Preseason is over and the roster is filled. We give our NBA Awards Predictions - MVP, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Executive, NBA Finals matchup and winner. Devin talks college football in this week's Quick Hits. In Pop Culture, John reviews His House, Alan reviews Disney's Safety, Devin talks Christmas movies and specials including Bad Mom's Christmas and Midnight at the Magnolia, and a recap of season 2 of The Mandalorian.
It's time for our annual Over/Under picks. Vegas has released their odds for teams for the upcoming season and we make our picks. We look at the Jazz depth chart, discuss their upcoming preseason games, and offer our thoughts on the new Dark Mode city jerseys. Devin's Quick Hits touches on College Football and the NFL. In Pop Culture, discussions include Christmas Chronicles, Virgin River, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, and Holidate.
The Utah Jazz draft Azubuike Hughes. They re-sign Clarkson and Favors. Donovan signs his extension. We discuss all that took place for the Jazz and the impact it has on the coming season. We breakdown all the trades, draft picks, and free agency moves of the NBA. Devin's Quick Hits touches on local college football.
The NBA is returning - Draft news, Free agency, Zach Guthrie is leaving the Utah Jazz for Dallas, Trades and more. Devin's Quick Hits goes deep into the College Football Playoffs and New Years 6 games. This week in Pop Culture - Mandalorian, Netflix documentaries and more.
The Utah Jazz are out. A second 1st-round exit in a row. Lessons from the season; what should they do next?The playoffs are still going. Who do you think will win; who do you hope wins? Western Conference Finals: LA Lakers vs. LA Clippers or Denver and the Eastern Conference Finals: Boston vs. Miami. The off-season coaching carousel begins. The Nets hire Nash. 6 coaching vacancies exist (CHI,HOU,IND,NOP,PHI,OKC); will anyone else get fired? In Pop CULTURE - We Summon the Darkness and Another Life.
The NBA players choose to boycott in the face of this week's shooting, in Milwaukee, of Jacob Blake. John and Devin discuss the current state of the NBA but, more important, they talk at length of the current social and racial issues plaguing society.
The Utah Jazz are up 3-1 over the Denver Nuggets and Donovan Mitchell has crossed over into the realm of superstardom. This week is all about the number 50. We run down all the ongoing series in the playoffs. Devin remembers Kobe Bryant in this week's Quick Hits. John reviews One and Only Ivan and Devin reviews Hoops.
Utah Jazz are 2-4 after resting the starters against San Antonio and go 2 overtimes vs Denver. How do we see these last 2 games going? Are the Jazz trying to play the seeding game? Perhaps an opening round match-up against the Nuggets? Our thoughts on how teams have done in the bubbles. Plus we discuss Donovan Mitchell's piece on Players Tribune.Devin's Quick Hits returns with more NBA, cancellations in College Football, and news from the NFL.
The Utah Jazz are 1-1 as we get into the NBA restarted. What are the disturbing trends? What are the concerns with the remaining 6 games? And where do we see them at come playoff time? John and Alan discuss and even disagree on some points. We look around the rest of the NBA and also talk about the Black Lives Matter movement that's taking center stage on the NBA court. In Pop Culture - Alan saw The Rental in theaters and John reviews Scoob! and Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. Short show this week! Thank you all for joining us and for your constant support!
We have NBA to talk about! Utah Jazz basketball is back in business. They lose to Pheonix in an early exhibition style game. Our reactions to how players looked as well as our thoughts on the NBA bubble. Devin ventures around other sports news in this week's Quick Hits, including Patrick Mahomes, the NFL, MLS, and Boxing? In our pop culture segment, there's plenty to binge and enjoy. We discuss some of the latest we've watched from Palm Springs to Just Mercy, and so much more.
This week - NBA playoffs are still a possibility. The Jazz will be the 4th seed and face OKC. What can we expect of the NBA Playoffs and format? John takes a brief look at the NBA Draft. In NBA News and Notes, we discuss The Last Dance and give our NBA season awards. In Pop Culture talk, John saw Altered Carbon and looks at upcoming summer blockbusters. Devin saw After Like, Alan recommends Bosch, and the two discuss the unique season finale of Blacklist.
Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have spoken and Mike Conley wins HORSE! In NBA News and Notes, we discuss how we'd like to see the NBA playoffs be handled, plus we discuss ESPN's The Last Season. In Devin's Quick Hits - What are we doing during COVID-19? This week in Pop Culture John reviews Unfriended: Dark Web, Devin recently watched Spenser Confidential, and so much more!
This week we kick off talking about the updated health of the Utah Jazz players and sources indicating that Donovan Mitchell likely to sign max extension. Can the NBA salvage a season? James Dolan latest NBA member to contract COVID-19. We then transition into picking our 5 All-time favorite Utah Jazz players who don't have statues and our 5 All-time favorite Jazz teams. Devin's Quick Hits touches on NFL news, including the latest in free agency. In our Pop Cluture segment John reviews Platform and Pet Sematary. Devin and Alan list a few series and movies worth watching while we live in isolation and social distancing - Disney's Stargirl, Manhun: Unibomber, Tiger King, and Good Girls.
The Utah Jazz are 41-23 and the season is on hold. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are the first NBA players diagnosed with COVID-19, prompting the shutdown or suspension of the season. Other pro sports around the world follow suit. Detroit’s Christian Wood becomes the third NBA player affected by the virus. What can we expect if and when the pandemic dissipates? Will the season pick up where it left off? In this week’s Pop Culture, John saw Emma and Alan saw Pixar’s Onward. We then ask, and answer, the question: What are you streaming as you self-isolate?
The Jedi has returned. The Utah Jazz are 37-22 and have been playing .500 ball since January 12 (@ Washington). Can they right the ship? Will they get back to their winning ways? Joe Ingles has been moved to the bench. What can we expect from certain lineups? We look ahead at the upcoming schedule. In this week's NBA News and Notes, Sacramento waives Anthony Tolliver and Minnesota waives Allen Crabbe. In Pop Culture, John is watching The Mandalorian.
The Utah Jazz struggle out the gate following All-Star weekend, plus a look ahead at the coming week including Ricky Rubio's return to Vivint Arena. John and Devin look back on NBA All-Star Weekend. The Cavaliers part ways with John Beilein and the Lakers waive DeMarcus Cousins. Devin continues the NBA conversation, plus Messi hits 1000 and more in this week's Quick Hits. John reviews Sonic the Hedgehog and Birds of Prey in this week's Pop Culture conversation. Plus Locke & Key and Selfless.
The Utah Jazz are 33-18, bounce back from 5-game losing streak and sit in 4th place in the Western Conference, with a record of 33-18. Three games remain till the All-Star break. In NBA News and Notes, Donovan and Rudy have been selected to Team Giannis. Plus a look at the flurry of trades leading up to the trade deadline. Devin's Quick Hits talks Superbowl - Winner, the halftime show, and the commercials. In Pop Culture, John takes a look at the upcoming Oscars. Devin saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Additional topics include Aaron Hernandez documentary and Locke & Key.
The Utah Jazz are in a losing skid, yet holding steady in the 4th spot of the Western Conference. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell named All-Stars. A look ahead at the upcoming schedule. NBA All-Star rosters are complete. The trade deadline looms. Devin remembers Kobe Bryant and looks to the Superbowl in Quick Hits. In Pop Culture, the Oscars are next week, plus American Factory and The Ranch.
The Utah Jazz winning streak comes to an end. Welcome back Mike Conley. Plus, a look ahead in the schedule. In NBA News and Notes, Jeff Teague returns to Atlanta and Portland trades Kent Bazemore. Devin's Quick Hits talks more NBA, looks back at the College Football Championship, NFL Championship Weekend, and UFC. In Pop Culture - Top 10 movies of 2020 and a review of Marriage Story.
The Utah Jazz are moving up the Western standings. Quin Snyder and staff continue to showcase their ability to develop players and talent. A look ahead at the schedule. In NBA News and Notes, Washington waives CJ Miles and a look at the current All-star votes. Devin's Quick Hits continues the NBA theme with Embiid injury, Oladipo's expected return Jimmy Butler vs TJ Warren, and KD vs Perkins. In Pop Culture, John reviews Jumanji: Next Level.
The Utah Jazz are winners of 10 of their last 11, and are 23-12. Who goes to the NBA All-Star game, Donovan Mitchell or Rudy Gobert? In NBA News - Al Horford unhappy? Kevin Love and Cleveland; Devin looks at the NBA's "Ageless Wonder" Vince Carter and the NFL Divisional Round of the Playoffs, in this week's Quick Hits. Reviews of Messiah, 6 Underground, and The Highwaymen cap off the Pop Culture discussion.
The Utah Jazz are on a hot streak and with a look at the upcoming schedule, the streak could continue. Jordan Clarkson is the newest Jazz man and his impact is felt immediately. Farewell Dante Exum. In NBA News and Notes, All-Star voting has begun. John and Devin also discuss the NBA offices' idea of a Mid-season tourney. Devin's Quick Hits looks at the College Football Playoff - Clemson vs LSU. In Pop Culture, Two Popes and Merry Happy Whatever are reviewed.
The Utah Jazz are off to their best start in recent history. They're in the midst of a 5-game win streak. Mike Conley is out, again; Who is the best 5-man group on the floor for the Jazz? John and Devin look at the upcoming schedule. In NBA News and Notes - Is the East as tough as the West? Devin's Quick Hits looks at the NFL. John reviews Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.