Verno and KOC recap some of the exciting games from last night, including Lakers-Pacers, Magic-Nets, and more (02:05). While discussing the Wizards-Timberwolves game, KOC mentions that Tim Connelly could have other moves in mind to fix the struggling T-Wolves (20:41). In looking at the Thunder-Pelicans game, they discuss two of the league's up-and-coming stars in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Zion Williamson (28:54). They also discuss the Celtics' blowout win against the Hornets and the 76ers sneaking by the Hawks. The guys lastly discuss teams that are and aren't playing up to expectations (46:57). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Minnesota Vikings have a tall task in trying to stop New England Patriots superstar edge rusher Matt Judon, especially without left tackle Christian Darrisaw. Here's 5 keys to stopping the league sack leader. Timestamps: • (0:40) Stop Matt Judon • (8:16) Final Injury Report • (11:21) Thielen is Right • (15:40) KOC on Offense • (20:44) Q&A A Northern Digital Production --- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/purpleftwpodcast
With Thanksgiving this week, Verno and KOC each give five things they are thankful for this NBA season (06:15). Some of the things the guys are thankful for is Russell Westbrook accepting his bench role, the Spurs' tasteful tanking, the 'NBA on TNT' crew, Kevin Durant, and more. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss the good and bad from the NBA this week, beginning with the amazing run that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is on before discussing the Suns, the Kings' resurgence in Sacramento, and the Knicks, who are starting to look better (02:17). The bad takes a look at two teams who have a single player carrying them: the Warriors with Steph Curry and the Nets with Kevin Durant (38:14). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today's show, Pat, Darius Butler, AJ Hawk, and the boys chat about everything going on around the NFL as we close week 10 and look ahead to week 11, cover tonight's premiere college basketball games as Pat is now an assistant coach for the Texas basketball progrum, the CFB playoff top 4, and some of the issues surrounding the World Cup in Qatar so far. Joining the progrum is Hall of Famer, Colts Ring of Honor member, 4X Pro Bowler, and accomplished businessman, Edgerinn James, to chat about his career, his thoughts on Jeff Saturday being named the Colts' Head Coach, what Miami needs to do to get back to relevance, and his upcoming Football Life on NFL Network (19:51-34:54). Next, 8x Pro Bowler, 2010's All-Decade Team member, Minnesota Vikings CB fresh off a two pick game including the game winner, Patrick Peterson joins the show to chat about what's different in Minnesota this year, his relationship with KOC, playing with Harrison Smith, the game against the Bills on Sunday, and much more (1:15:12-1:32:27). Also joining the progrum is WWE Superstar and former NFL Defensive Lineman, AJ Francis aka Top Dolla to chat about his canned food drive this weekend at the Maryland/Ohio State game, his WWE career, and much more (2:23:51-2:38:14). Lastly, 9 year NFL veteran at Defensive Back, host of the Man-To-Man podcast, Darius Butler joins the show to highlight the best DB play of the week in this week's Everything DB (1:42:03-2:23:29). Make sure you subscribe to youtube.com/thepatmcafeeshow to watch the show. We appreciate the hell out of all you. See you tomorrow, cheers.
Verno and KOC each give three things they like and three things that they don't like from this NBA season so far. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
“Z hľadiska intelektuálnej úrovne bola situácia prehľadnejšia. Aj jednoduchším ľuďom bolo jasné, že ten totalitný systém je negatívny. A všetci sme sa spájali v rámci možností, v rámci osobnej odvahy, strachu. Ale všetci sme sa spájali v spoločnom odpore proti komunistom. Dnes celkom nie je jasné, kto proti komu bojuje. Znepriatelených strán je veľa aj nápadov je veľa. Niektorí si myslia, že ľudské práva sa dajú vymeniť za ekonomickú prosperitu. Každý stojí na trocha inej strane. Situácia je neprehľadná, hrá tam rolu aj obava o osobnú existenciu. Dnes je situácia neprehľadná, vtedy bola relatívne prehľadná. Bolo to jednoduchšie v nasmerovaní odporu, zložitejšie bolo rozpútať ten odpor. Mali políciu, milície, vojakov. Nárok na odvahu bol v tej dobe väčší, ale pochopiť situáciu, že kto je ten dobrý a zlý, bolo jednoduchšie,” hovorí Michael Kocáb o tom, prečo je dnes ťažšie zjednotiť spoločnosť aj proti jasnému zlu. "Každý by mal ísť voliť. Ale niekedy sa môže stať, že nemá kandidáta. Ak by napríklad v druhom kole zostal generál Pavel a Babiš, tak by som tiež nešiel voliť. Tu by som si musel vyberať medzi čertom a Belzebubom," hovorí Kocáb o prezidentských voľbách v Česku. Aké je to vidieť dokument o sebe? Aké výzvy sme nezvládli po novembri 1989? A prečo aj niektorí disidenti majú sentiment k Rusku? Vypočujte si rozhovor Zuzany Kovačič Hanzelovej s osobnosťou Novembra, bývalým ministrom pre ľudské práva a rockerom Michaelom Kocábom. – Newsletter Zuzany Kovačič Hanzelovej: https://komentare.sme.sk/t/9122/zkh-pise – Ak máte pre nás spätnú väzbu, odkaz alebo nápad, napíšte nám na firstname.lastname@example.org – Všetky podcasty denníka SME nájdete na sme.sk/podcasty – Podporte vznik podcastu Rozhovory ZKH a kúpte si digitálne predplatné SME.sk na sme.sk/podcast – Odoberajte aj denný newsletter SME.sk s najdôležitejšími správami na sme.sk/suhrnsme – Ďakujeme, že počúvate podcast Rozhovory ZKH.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell's differences between Mike Zimmer; Why Vikings hit a home run with KOC; What more could the Vikings offense accomplish; Grading the GM's in town; Should we talk more Gophers; Declan's wedding invite fiasco.
Verno and KOC begin the show previewing Timberwolves-Grizzlies before diving into last night's Blazers-Pelicans game (01:59). As the Jazz keep winning, the guys debate if it's time to consider them a playoff team and whether or not Danny Ainge would make a move (23:44). They also discuss Luka Doncic's struggles after the Mavs dropped their last two games against the Magic and Wizards. KOC then ponders if we truly need all these new City Edition jerseys before getting into the latest about Kyrie Irving, then previews his newest podcast, 'The Ringer's NBA Draft Show' (44:58). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC open up the show discussing the Celtics-Grizzlies game and Jayson Tatum's hot start to the season (02:42). After praising last night's staggered start times in the NBA, they discuss the special bond that's forming in Portland and dive into the Warriors' struggles. Despite not being given any chance to compete, Utah is in first place in the West—the guys discuss how the Jazz are winning and why they are not a fluke (30:29). Also, they discuss the Hawks after they took down the Bucks and debate the Pelicans' future (46:24). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
#106 Silný výber – PRVÝ BILANČNÝ DIEL! Voľby, a to akékoľvek, to sú vlastne také vysvedčká… Jednak školy (republičky/Kravinky), lebo samotné môžu byť sfalšované (o tom by nám vedel povedať viac hentam Voloďka Putin z poslednej lavice), alebo špinavé (tu by zase vedel mohol odpovedať repetent Andy Babiš)... No ale hlavne je to vysvedčko pre úradujúcich, ale aj pre ich strany, ako aj pre rôznych kandidátov, ktorí počas kampane sľubujú zväčša svetlé zajtrajšky a ich deriváty typu parkovanie zadarmo, že Rudko… A keďže my nie sme NR SR a náš systém nedokáže heknúť priemerný chalanko z Pizza Hut, tak naše systém nepadli - a teda vieme to všetko - a všetkým - ako vždy:-) - spočítať. Tu na Slovensku - a aj doma, Silný výber. Vaša voľba každý mesiac. Pripíjame a pripomíname: s vďakou na zdravie všetkých našich skalných poslucháčov za trvalú podporu, ďalej pri príležitosti zisku poslaneckého mandátu na komunálnej úrovni, a to členky našej redakcie Kristínke Slezákovej v obci Častá. Takisto pripíjame aj pri príležitosti šťastného návratu zverencov trénera Weissa, jaj, pardón nášho Marťa, zo školského výletu, no a v neposlednom rade aj pri príležitosti narodenín JUDr. Olšovského a opätovne úspešnej kandidátky a znova poslankyne - našej zakladajúcej poslucháčky Lucie Štasselovej. A pozor - je tu Movember! Historický kalendár Jána Žideka (výber) Sviatok všetkých svätých a Pamiatka zosnulých. Pred 14 rokmi Ústav pamäti národa zverejnil databázu 2223 arizovaných podnikov spolu s menami arizátorov. Pred 42 rokmi zomrel český prozaik, herec a dramatik Ján Werich. 12 rokov od smrti ruského premiéra a veľvyslanca Viktora Stepanoviča Černomyrdina. 17 rokov zavraždenia študenta Daniela Tupého. Pred 104 rokmi sa prijala v Turčianskom Svätom Martine Deklarácia slovenského národa - tzv. Martinská deklarácia. Pred 207 rokmi sa narodil politik, jazykovedec, pedagóg a publicista Ľudovít Štúr. 104 rokov od vzniku samostatného československého štátu. Pred 231 rokmi sa narodil Ján Chalúpka autor hry Kocúrkovo. Podporiť nás môžete aj takto: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/volebnanoc https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/slavomirolsovsky?country.x=LU&locale.x=en_US Endorse: https://www.instagram.com/instaranajky/ https://tamaragoncarova.sk/blog/ https://beacons.ai/tami Vypočujte si aj naše ďalšie podcasty: Kunstkamera: https://kunstfilter.podbean.com/ Hybadlo: https://hybadlo.podbean.com/ Hudba v podcaste: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue Odporúčaná hudba: Rumaska – Plný kotol ska https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1RToiBgGKk Heľenine oči feat. Susanna Jara – Sarna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rjFV5Q_D0Y
Verno and KOC begin the show discussing Kyrie Irving's apology (02:11). James Harden is expected to miss a month with a foot injury, but the guys believe the 76ers will be just fine (22:02). Also, they discuss the Cavs-Celtics game from Wednesday night, Darvin Ham finding his groove with the Lakers, and the terrible start for the Warriors (28:05). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Nets and Steve Nash agreed to mutually part ways, so Verno and KOC discuss the fallout in Brooklyn before briefly discussing the noise around Kyrie Irving (01:09). They next discuss last night's Pistons-Bucks game and go through Giannis's monster start, which has helped the Bucks remain the NBA's lone undefeated team (28:19). As the Jazz continue their winning ways, the guys debate how long it will last before Danny Ainge decides to do something (37:57). Kawhi Leonard has played only two games this season; the guys discuss his continued absence from the Clippers and debate whether there is something else going on (58:25). They lastly go through the Josh Primo situation, Myles Turner calling his shot, Jimmy Butler's belief that the Heat will win the chip, and Donovan Mitchell's resurgence with the Cavs (01:10:17). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC go through the good, the bad, and the ugly of the NBA season. Some of the good includes stars playing like stars, the higher scoring around the league, Jalen Brunson and Christian Wood fitting in with their new teams, the excitement of being able to watch all of Victor Wembanyama's games for free, and more (01:11). The bad focuses on teams that have been most affected by injuries, as well as the winless Kings (40:21). Don't give up on the Kings just yet! Finally, the ugly features the struggles going on with the Nets and 76ers, while the guys also debate what moves the Lakers can make to turn things around (59:52). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC go through a list of the hottest NBA topics in ‘That's True, That Might Be True, or That's Ridiculous!' They discuss whether the Nets are a potential play-in team, the Blazers' hot start, and whether there's growing concerns with the Timberwolves (01:34). Also, the guys debate whether Kyle Lowry is toast after his poor start to the season, whether the Lakers will ever figure it out, and whether Doc will still be in Philly by the time Christmas rolls around (25:42). They finish up the conversation by discussing the resurgence of Lauri Markkanen and the Jazz before looking at the Spurs and Ja Morant's MVP chances (39:05). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With the NBA season officially underway, Verno and KOC go through their first impressions. They begin discussing the bad vibes in Philadelphia before moving on to the 0-2 Lakers, how the Knicks look with Jalen Brunson, and KOC's beloved Pelicans (01:56). Also, they discuss the brilliant debut of Paolo Banchero, not being impressed by what Steve Nash has done, and debate whether DeMar DeRozan will go off again this season (36:42). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss who did and didn't get contract extensions as NBA rosters are now set for the start of the season (01:59). Then, the guys discuss KOC's latest article on The Ringer, a profile on 76ers GM Daryl Morey (20:58). The NBA returns Tuesday, and the guys are ready to give you their semi-bold predictions for the year (38:40). You can find KOC's article here: Daryl Morey Changed the Game, but He Still Hasn't Beaten It Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Vernon and KOC begin the show discussing reports that the Lakers are planning on moving Russell Westbrook to the bench for their final preseason game (01:58). Could this bring out the best of Russ on the Lakers? Next, the guys answer 10 questions about the upcoming NBA season (11:53). Some of the questions explored: Which team could push for 60 wins? Which team are you least likely to watch? Which game would you get courtside seats for? and more. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss the only potential flaw for Victor Wembanyama, before discussing Nikola Jovic's near-perfect pairing with the Heat, and the latest going on with Jae Crowder (01:38). With the NBA starting up next week, the guys each pick five players they are most interested in going into the season (16:41). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC return and are joined by TNT's Adam Lefkoe. They discuss KOC's trip to Las Vegas to watch top prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson (01:44). Everyone gushes about Wembanyama's skillset, but Henderson's star potential is also can't-miss. Next, the guys dive into the video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole (24:46). They discuss what the leaked video means for Dray, Poole, and the Warriors. Adam puts on his host hat and unveils his Lefkoe Awards! They give their futures picks, predictions for all the major awards, and debate which teams will have more wins (41:41). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Guest: Adam Lefkoe Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC begin the show by discussing the 76ers after KOC attended their media day (01:35). He shares his excitement to see a full season of Joel Embiid and James Harden playing together, and Verno asks if this is the year Embiid becomes the best player in the league. The guys move on to teams that are carrying the most drama right now in the Suns, Nets, and Celtics (10:54). They debate if the Suns are making a mistake with Jae Crowder, and discuss Ben Simmons's interview on ‘The Old Man and The Three.' Also, will this be the year that Russell Westbrook learns to adapt? And KOC gets a Peloton (47:37). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-1 after their last second win over the Detroit Lions. Here's the Top-10 Vikings storylines and we determine if they're an overreaction or nah. Timestamps: • (0:40) Overreaction or Legit? • (12:31) Best Part of KOC's Postgame Speech • (17:48) Latest on Dalvin's Injury • (20:17) Worried About JJ? • (25:16) NFC North Standings A Northern Digital Production --- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/purpleftwpodcast
Before starting today's show, Verno and KOC share memories of our friend and colleague Jonathan Tjarks, who passed away over the weekend due to cancer (01:30). Then Kevin and Chris answer your mailbag questions. Topics include the Magic's future, which player on the Grizzlies will make the biggest jump, and tips to staying young (16:33). You can donate to the Tjarks family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Lets-help-our-friend-jonathan-tjarks?utm_campaign=p_nacp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer Read Jonathan's piece mentioned in the episode here: https://www.theringer.com/2022/3/3/22956353/fatherhood-cancer-jonathan-tjarks Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this Two Old Bloggers, the Minnesota Vikings are on the verge of opening the season at home in US Bank Stadium with their most hated rivals to the east, the Green Bay Packers. Vikings vs Packers - Are you ready? Darren and Dave hope to get you that way. New head coach Kevin O'Connell has played a gamble throughout the preseason keeping the majority of Vikings starters off the field. This will be the first time we see all of the starters play. Will they be rusty or very refreshed? About half the league took this approach this season and it will be interesting to compare the results at the end of the season, but for now, we'll hope for the results the Los Angeles Rams had last season. This will be the first time we see KOC and the rest of his staff in full “win the game” mode too. Until this point, it has been vanilla and focused on evaluating the roster and who and how quickly they pick up the playbook. There are many things from players to schemes to look forward to seeing. Will he make better decisions and get better results with almost the same players as did Mike Zimmer? Zimmer knew how to beat the Packers even with subpar defenses the last couple of years. How will Aaron Rodgers fair against a different defensive scheme that includes a pissed-off ZaDarius Smith? Will his offensive line hold up when it is possible that two key linemen will be ruled out at game-time? What about all his new receivers? Has he built up trust with any of them as he had with Davante Adams for all those years? Would he rather be pointing his anus towards the sun and taking psychotropics? Ed Donatell and the gang hope to make that so. The teams really do match up relatively equally, especially if you believe O'Connell can do at the head coach level what he did as an offensive coordinator. Can Kirk Cousins and all his weapons suddenly see an offensive explosion in point production? Can the defense switching to a 3-4 not make many mistakes? Sunday at 3:25 on FOX for most of the nation to see, it will all become clearer. This is such a game that FOX made it their national one. The Vikings however, are underdogs for this game. Prove Vegas wrong! Here are the themes for the show: Theme #1: Will Kevin O'Connell's rest gambit pay off? Theme #2: Learning about O'Connell Theme #3: Vikings – Packers preview Darren Campbell and David Stefano are the Two Old Bloggers. Both started public commentary on the Vikings two decades ago on various blogs. They now do it via live streams on YouTube and Facebook. We appreciate your team fandom and your taking the time to enjoy it with us. Join us for your Minnesota Vikings talk amongst Two Old Bloggers and join the conversation! Fan with us!!! Come join the @Climb_ThePocket 's & @DailyNorseman's blogger show with Darren @KickassblogVike and Dave @Luft_Krigare, along with an occasional special guest appearance from Tyler Forness @TheRealForno. Plus, enjoy an OUTSTANDING brew from @LakeMonsterBrew. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Subscribe to us here! - https://www.youtube.com/climbingthepocket Watch the live show here: https://youtu.be/7Hea1cV2M5Q At Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climbingthepocket/ https://www.facebook.com/thedailynorseman/ Partners: Lake Monster Brewing - https://www.lakemonsterbrewing.com Eastside Jiu-Jitsu Club - https://martialartsorleans.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC give their first reaction to the Cavs' trade for Donovan Mitchell (01:07). Can Cleveland take the next step to compete for a championship with Mitchell? They also look at the deal from the Jazz's perspective (15:30). Even though Utah is set up for a “tank-tastic” season, Danny Ainge has primed the franchise for future success. After some offseason trouble, Montrezl Harrell signed with the 76ers; the guys react to the signing (33:16). Finally, they go through the release of the 'NBA 2K' ratings and Victor Wembanyama playing in the United States (42:34). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss the Knicks signing R.J. Barrett to a four-year extension and what this means for Donovan Mitchell (00:58). The Wizards are being mentioned as a possibility for Mitchell, but the guys don't believe he's a fit next to Bradley Beal (09:51). The fellas go into your mailbag questions next (24:00), with topics including the Pelicans, national vs. domestic MVPs, and Tyrese Haliburton. They also discuss KOC's old Letterboxd reviews before diving into why video game culture is the worst (47:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss the latest trade in the NBA as Patrick Beverly makes his way back to Los Angeles, but this time he'll join LeBron James and the Lakers (01:05). Could this be the first step in the Lakers' attempt to move Russell Westbrook? The Thunder's Chet Holmgren injured his foot in a pro-am game and will now miss the entire 2022-23 season, and the guys discuss how players with bodies like Chet's are getting more frequently injured (17:43). Could the Thunder potentially make Shai Gilgeous-Alexander available? While discussing the young stars in the NBA, KOC brings up the idea of a Rising Stars Week, where young stars get a chance to shine on national TV (33:10). Got a question for the guys? Send it to us for our next episode at email@example.com. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC return as they discuss Kevin Durant backtracking his trade request to remain with the Nets (01:14). Verno shares what he believes to be the turning point on KD changing his mind (07:40). Now that KD has decided to stay, the guys debate how the Nets will look this season (24:55). Is it possible KD asks for another trade? Or would the Nets explore moving any other players? Also, why the Lakers have a better chance of winning the championship than the Nets, and how the Rudy Gobert trade simply ruined everything (35:28). Have a question for us? Send us questions for our next episode at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Prophet Playoff Theory starts with the NFC North. Why the Bears had set up Justin Fields for failure. Will Roquan get traded? The Hard Knocks team the Lions are looking better and have direction. Why Rashad thinks if its another bad season, Dan Campbell could be on the hot seat. How much will the Okudah draft effect the Lions in the long run. The division champs, Green Bay Packers has one big question to solve, who replaces Devante Adams? Will Aaron Rodgers stay MVP-esque without Adams. Lastly, the Vikings with their new coach KOC pairing with Kirk Cousins. Will KOC get the Vikings over the hump with his new toys of Dalvin Cook , Justin Jefferson and company. See where we rank the coaches, QBs and roster and what the prediction will be for this division.
Should Minnesota Vikings trade Alex Mattison before the season; Does the depth at running back in Dalvin Cook, Kene Nwangwu and Ty Chandler make Mattison expendable; Why this was a solid first step for the Vikings in the KOC era; Why the Vikings should be going for it on 4th down inside the redzone; Kellen Mond on receiving positive reinforcements; Illegal contact is going to be rough and why the Washington Commanders are the buffoons of the week; (33:30) Minnesota Twins need to STOP trotting out Emilo Pagan who is ship wrecking games; Judd has a common sense question for Rocco Baldelli; If the Twins blow this division lead and don't make the playoffs there will be catastrophic events; Why Byron Buxton deserves some praise after questions about his contract; Declan is called out Joey Gallo
Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver, Justin Jefferson, could be the best receiver in the NFL this side of Davante Adams, per Derrik Klassen, of Football Outsiders. Plus, who wins the NFC North? What are the receivers roles in the KOC offense and what will the Vikings do at Center?
Verno and KOC open the show by sharing their memories of NBA legend Bill Russell, who passed away over the weekend (01:02). As more charges of tampering continue in the NBA, the guys wonder if it's time for the NBA to consider how they handle these charges (09:12). The guys open up the mailbag to answer your questions (15:12). Some of the topics they discuss include Zion Williamson's impact, the best game the guys have watched live, wild trade deadline predictions for next season, the Hornets' future, and more. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC discuss whether the Celtics should go for it all and trade for Kevin Durant (03:25). As the guys debate what it would take for the Celtics to get KD, KOC points out that Brad Stevens has not been afraid to make trades. They debate whether a Jason Tatum–KD duo will be enough to put the Celtics over the top before discussing whether KD got a pass in last year's playoffs after the Nets were the only team who got swept (18:39). After we all thought Donovan Mitchell was going to become a Knick, he remains a member of the Jazz as the guys discuss the latest teams who have shown interest in him (37:00). The guys also share what shows they have been watching while we wait for the basketball season to return (52:00). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC congratulate the Blazers for winning this year's summer league tournament before discussing the top performers (02:00). The guys debate how many interesting teams there really are in the league right now before discussing whether the Raptors would be a possible destination for Kevin Durant (17:26). It has been reported that James Harden will return to the 76ers on a discounted rate and they discuss Harden's impact fit with Joel Embiid (33:15). The guys also discuss LeBron James playing in the Drew League and all the noise surrounding Russell Westbrook and the Lakers (42:44). Despite the Knicks being the overwhelming favorite to land Donovan Mitchell, he still remains on the Jazz as the guys debate why Mitchell hasn't been dealt yet (01:02:19). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC are back home as they discuss the Suns matching the Pacers' offer sheet for Deandre Ayton (01:30). While it's been extremely quiet with Kevin Durant, Verno points out why it truly is only a matter of time before he is traded (13:21). The guys also discuss what it's going to take for the Knicks to acquire Donovan Mitchell (22:39). Despite the obvious flaws in a Mitchell-Jalen Brunson backcourt, KOC suggest you do what you can to acquire the star and figure it out from there. They last discuss which prospects have stood out to them in summer league (32:56). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC report from Las Vegas one last time, as they discuss the latest news on Deandre Ayton before going into James Wiseman's Summer League debut and how good the young Warriors looked (01:03). Paolo Banchero has been one of the most talked about players in Summer League because of his play and his unexpected size when seeing him up close (13:08). They also discuss the strange comments made by Cam Thomas before diving into how much fun they've had at this year's Summer League (26:06). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Verno and KOC are live from Las Vegas for the NBA summer league as they recap the debut of Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, and others (01:05). They also discuss the unfairness of players like Josh Giddey and Paul Reed playing in the summer league. Verno mentions seeing Otto Porter in Vegas, which leads to a conversation about speeding tickets (15:13). While discussing Isiah Stewart, the guys take a look back at the 2019 high school prospect list to see where those players are now (29:48). Finally, they go through who they are excited to see play this weekend (45:02). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
After the initial wave of signings, free agency has hit a stall as Verno and KOC discuss how the league is waiting for Kevin Durant to get traded (01:17). The T-Wolves traded for Rudy Gobert over the weekend, and Verno shares why he doesn't like the trade for the Jazz while KOC defends the move and shares why Gobert will flourish in Minnesota (10:15). Staying with the Jazz, the guys discuss how Danny Ainge always manages to get what he wants and why the Gobert trade is all about Anthony Edwards (29:31). Also, the guys discuss the Malcolm Brogdon trade and share their excitement for going to this year's Summer League (44:19). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices