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Best podcasts about Most Improved Player

Latest podcast episodes about Most Improved Player

DolphinsTalk.com Daily
DolphinsTalk Podcast: 2021 Miami Dolphins End of Season Awards

DolphinsTalk.com Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 48:04


On today's DolphinsTalk.com Podcast, Mike and Tom pass out the 2021 END OF SEASON AWARDS. They give out awards for Play of the Year, Team MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Game of the Year, Most Improved Player, Most Disappointing player, Worst Loss of the Year, Unsung Hero of the Year, and much more. They also break down the Dolphins coaching search and why Dolphins fans shouldn't get their hopes up for a big hire here like Dan Quinn or Brian Daboll as names such as Vance Joseph, Thomas Brown, and Leslie Frazier seem like more realistic options to be the next Dolphins head coach. All of this and more on today's DolphinsTalk.com Podcast.

The Athletic Football Show: A show about the NFL
2021 NFL Awards: MVP picks, biggest WTF moments, games of the year & more + Saints team visit with Katherine Terrell

The Athletic Football Show: A show about the NFL

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 100:18


We're rounding out the 2021 NFL season by handing out some awards of our own, from Most Improved Player to WTF Moment of the Year and more before Lindsay Jones and Robert Mays dive into MVP talk, Coach of the Year, Exec of the Year and all the rest - then Saints writer for The Athletic, Katherine Terrell, stops by to weigh-in on Robert's Sean Payton trade hypothetical, the fans' desire to make a playoff run and more Saints talk. Discount code for The Athletic just in time for PLAYOFFS! theathletic.com/footballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Locked On Boston College - Daily Podcast On Boston College Eagles Football & Basketball

With the Boston College football season in the books, BC Bulletin's AJ Black and Mitch Wolfe give out their awards. Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Most Improved Player and much more! Listen to hear who came home with the hardware! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. NetSuite Over twenty-seven thousand businesses already use NetSuite and RIGHT NOW through the end of the year NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program to those ready to upgrade at NetSuite.com/LOCKEDONNCAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hastings, Harris and Dover
HHD 12-29-21 Hour 4

Hastings, Harris and Dover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 46:52


We kick off this hour with more Best Of 2021 Nominees, and our Daily Dose of NFL News from Steve Nelson (in for Dan Tanner). Then we make our weekly Dover Under selections. Finally, we wrap up the show by award our Best of 2021 selections: MVP, Most Improved Player, Best Win, Best Play.

Hastings, Harris and Dover
HHD 12-29-21 Hour 2

Hastings, Harris and Dover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 50:19


Our Best of 2021 Categories: MVP, Most Improved Player, Best Play, and Best Win. Next, we carry Vic Fangio's press conference live from Dove Valley. We wrap up the hour by talking to former Pro Bowl Linebacker and current owner of Lights Out MMA Shawne Merriman.

Five Reasons Sports -- Miami
Assessing Tyler Herro's Award, All-Star Chances: Miami Heat

Five Reasons Sports -- Miami

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 32:09


Tyler Herro was dynamic, with 32 points, in a win against the Washington Wizards, which got thinking: How many honors is he up for? Sixth Man of the Year? Most Improved Player? All-Star? Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo consider his chances, and what matters most. Sponsored by PrizePicks.com (five), TherapistPreferred.com (5RSN), Manscaped.com (5RSN), Intense Nutrition and Biscayne Bay Brewing.

Locked On Heat - Daily Podcast On The Miami Heat
Tyler Herro Makes All-Star Case in Miami Heat Blowout Win Over Pacers

Locked On Heat - Daily Podcast On The Miami Heat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 34:23


David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) recap Miami's huge win over the Pacers. The Heat shot a franchise record 49 3-point attempts and we break down the strategy and how it defined the matchups vs. Indiana. Plus, Tyler Herro returned to action after a three-game absence to make a strong case for Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player and possibly even All-Star consideration. Miami keeps finding ways to win despite a depleted roster, thanks to Erik Spoelstra's latest masterclass. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. PrizePicks Don't hesitate, check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! TrueBill Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at Truebill.com/LOCKEDONNBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Tilehurst End - A Reading FC Podcast
The Tilehurst End Podcast Episode 283: 2021 Christmas Special & Awards Ceremony

The Tilehurst End - A Reading FC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 89:16


It's the most wonderful time of the year - but has it been the most wonderful of years for Reading FC? The final show of 2021 for The Tilehurst End Podcast recaps a hugely memorable, 150th anniversary year for the Royals with Marc Mayo joined by Simeon Pickup, Ben Thomas and Marco Bader to discuss the psat 12 months and hand out some awards. Our annual ceremony features the likes of the Best Player, Most Improved Player, Comedy Moment and HRK Award for Underachievement. Sponsored by ZCZ Films, The Tilehurst End Podcast can be taken in via PodBean, Spotify, Acast, YouTube or iTunes. Furthermore, thanks to all listeners who continue to pledge to our Patreon campaign. Listeners can always get in touch with the podcast via our Twitter and Facebook pages as well as our email, thetilehurstend@gmail.com, with thoughts on the show, opinions on the team, and potential topics to sink our teeth into always welcome. Show Order Recap of the year - 03:29 End of year awards - 23:24 Preview of 2022 - 01:10:35

Chucking Darts NBA Podcast
The NBA's Most Improved Players with Mark Schindler

Chucking Darts NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 72:55


Mark Schindler (@mschindlerNBA) comes back to discuss the Most Improved Player race. We talk a little bit of "improvement philosophy," and analyze which leaps have changed the directions of their respective franchises. Enjoy!

US-Sport
Episode 48: Quarter Season Awards + ,,Mini-Trade-Deadline” – Gast: Julius (Spox.com)

US-Sport

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 98:10


Hier sind die Links: https://linktr.ee/NBAFanPodcast In der heutigen Episode bringen euch euer Gastgeber Steffen und sein Gast Julius alle wichtigen Infos rund um den ,,Mini-Deadline-Day", den 15. Dezember. Ab diesem Tag können viele Spieler getradet werden und daher vielleicht Vieles in Gang kommen. Dazu: Die verspäteten  Quarter Season Awards vom NBA Fan Podcast .  Auch die historische Leistung von Steph Curry wird gewürdigt, die Corona-Probleme besprochen, kurzum: über 90 Minuten heiße Action aus der geilsten Liga das Welt. Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode!   Ab sofort könnt ihr den NBA Fan Podcast auch auf steady supporten, werde NBA Fan Podcast Supporter: https://steadyhq.com/de/nba-fan-podcast68/about    ab (02:01) Rookie of the Year ab (10:45) Most Improved Player of the Year ab (17:50) 6th Man o the Year, Coach of the Year und Defensive Player of the Year ab (28:35) Most Valuable Player (MVP) ab (35:05) Steph Curry schreibt Geschichte + Corona-Probleme und mögliche Folgen  ab (45:32) Alles rund um mögliche Trades ab dem 15. Dezember: Pacers, Knicks, Blazers, Simmons, Irving und und und      Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode! Wenn euch  der Pod gefällt, lasst gerne auch ein Abo und / oder Like da auf Social Media: https://twitter.com/NBA_Fan_Podcast https://www.instagram.com/nba_fan_podcast/

The NBA FAN PODCAST
Episode 48: Quarter Season Awards + ,,Mini-Trade-Deadline” - Gast: Julius (Spox.com)

The NBA FAN PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 98:10


Hier sind die Links: https://linktr.ee/NBAFanPodcast In der heutigen Episode bringen euch euer Gastgeber Steffen und sein Gast Julius alle wichtigen Infos rund um den ,,Mini-Deadline-Day", den 15. Dezember. Ab diesem Tag können viele Spieler getradet werden und daher vielleicht Vieles in Gang kommen. Dazu: Die verspäteten  Quarter Season Awards vom NBA Fan Podcast .  Auch die historische Leistung von Steph Curry wird gewürdigt, die Corona-Probleme besprochen, kurzum: über 90 Minuten heiße Action aus der geilsten Liga das Welt. Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode!   Ab sofort könnt ihr den NBA Fan Podcast auch auf steady supporten, werde NBA Fan Podcast Supporter: https://steadyhq.com/de/nba-fan-podcast68/about    ab (02:01) Rookie of the Year ab (10:45) Most Improved Player of the Year ab (17:50) 6th Man o the Year, Coach of the Year und Defensive Player of the Year ab (28:35) Most Valuable Player (MVP) ab (35:05) Steph Curry schreibt Geschichte + Corona-Probleme und mögliche Folgen  ab (45:32) Alles rund um mögliche Trades ab dem 15. Dezember: Pacers, Knicks, Blazers, Simmons, Irving und und und      Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode! Wenn euch  der Pod gefällt, lasst gerne auch ein Abo und / oder Like da auf Social Media: https://twitter.com/NBA_Fan_Podcast https://www.instagram.com/nba_fan_podcast/

Basketball – meinsportpodcast.de
Episode 48: Quarter Season Awards + ,,Mini-Trade-Deadline” – Gast: Julius (Spox.com)

Basketball – meinsportpodcast.de

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 98:10


Hier sind die Links: https://linktr.ee/NBAFanPodcast In der heutigen Episode bringen euch euer Gastgeber Steffen und sein Gast Julius alle wichtigen Infos rund um den ,,Mini-Deadline-Day", den 15. Dezember. Ab diesem Tag können viele Spieler getradet werden und daher vielleicht Vieles in Gang kommen. Dazu: Die verspäteten  Quarter Season Awards vom NBA Fan Podcast .  Auch die historische Leistung von Steph Curry wird gewürdigt, die Corona-Probleme besprochen, kurzum: über 90 Minuten heiße Action aus der geilsten Liga das Welt. Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode!   Ab sofort könnt ihr den NBA Fan Podcast auch auf steady supporten, werde NBA Fan Podcast Supporter: https://steadyhq.com/de/nba-fan-podcast68/about    ab (02:01) Rookie of the Year ab (10:45) Most Improved Player of the Year ab (17:50) 6th Man o the Year, Coach of the Year und Defensive Player of the Year ab (28:35) Most Valuable Player (MVP) ab (35:05) Steph Curry schreibt Geschichte + Corona-Probleme und mögliche Folgen  ab (45:32) Alles rund um mögliche Trades ab dem 15. Dezember: Pacers, Knicks, Blazers, Simmons, Irving und und und      Viel Spaß mit dieser neuen Episode! Wenn euch  der Pod gefällt, lasst gerne auch ein Abo und / oder Like da auf Social Media: https://twitter.com/NBA_Fan_Podcast https://www.instagram.com/nba_fan_podcast/

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
Learning to Grit & Grind, w/ Desmond Bane

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 42:57


On the Friday edition, Howard Beck welcomes Grizzlies shooting ace Desmond Bane -- the steal of the 2020 draft and an early favorite for Most Improved Player. Bane discusses the Grizzlies' recent surge despite the absence of star guard Ja Morant, his surprising success in his first season landing on the all rookie second team, and reviving the Grit & Grind era in Memphis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The NBA Podcast
Our 2021-22 quarter-season NBA awards picks

The NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 103:58


In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for every major award one-quarter of the way through the 2021-22 NBA season.Is Stephen Curry running away with MVP? Who should be the Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert or Draymond Green? Can Cade Cunningham catch Evan Mobley or Scottie Barnes for Rookie of the Year? Who's the Most Improved Player in a wide-open field? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

Locked On NBA
DeRozan & LaVine Are Cooking for the Bulls, Memphis Winning Without Ja Morant, and the Rockets Can't Lose

Locked On NBA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 36:55


The Chicago Bulls are now #2 in the Eastern Conference and got a big win over the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend. The Memphis Grizzlies have been without Ja Morant for 4 straight games and they have 4 wins by a total of 114 points (ok... the OKC 73-point win helped), how have they been so good? After losing 15 straight games the Houston Rockets have won their last 6 games behind Christian Wood's monstrous play.  Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) is joined by Matt Peck ( @Locked On Bulls ) to discuss how Chicago has put it all together this year. How have Zach LaVine & DeMar DeRozan worked so well on offense? How have Alex Caruso and Lonzo Ball lead the Bulls to a Top 10 Defense this year? What's the latest on Coby White and what is his role? Then Shawn Coleman (Locked On Grizzlies) stops by to discuss how the Grizzlies have been so good this week. When will Ja Morant return and how much of this is sustainable when he does come back? What has Jaren Jackson Jr. done this season to bounce back? How has Desmond Bane jumped into the Most Improved Player talks? Finally Jackson Gatlin ( @Locked On Rockets ) is BACK to discuss how the Rockets haven't lost since they last talked. Christian Wood's move to the full-time 5 continues to pay off for Stephen Silas. Who else has stepped up in this streak? Is it just a coincidence that Jalen Green has been out during this stretch? Follow the Locked On Mavs Podcast: linktr.ee/LockedOnMavs Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: lockedonpodcasts.com/offers Built Bar - Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG - There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto - Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Indeed - Get started RIGHT NOW with a FREE SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/locked Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Half Court: An NBA Podcast with Sean Murphy
Episode 29 - WHO IS THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER?!

From Half Court: An NBA Podcast with Sean Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 64:10


On this episode of From Half Court, Sean and Troy (@troysergey44) talk about the incident at the LCA between Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James, the Most Improved Player race, the coaching change in Sacramento, and the greatest basketball movies of all time. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCo... Twitter: https://twitter.com/seanhalfcourt https://www.tiktok.com/@fromhalfcourt... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sean-murphy27/support

Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast
Jaren Jackson Jr. hits game-winner, Vanderbilt & Hampton are hot pickups

Rotoworld Fantasy Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 36:22


Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) put a fantasy basketball slant on all the latest news in Tuesday's Roundball Stew! Jaren Jackson Jr. went off and hit a game-winning 3-pointer, Jarred Vanderbilt & RJ Hampton are strengthening their cases for pickups, Ja Morant is rolling along as the PointsBet favorite for Most Improved Player. The duo also discuss if Jalen Suggs is droppable. (1:54) - What is the ceiling for Jared Vanderbilt?(4:07) - Reacting to Jaren Jackson Jr.'s game-winner vs the Jazz(5:42) - Buying or selling R.J. Hampton as a must-add(7:27) - Breaking down Bradley Beal's struggles and if it's time to buy-low (13:05) - Is Jalen Suggs droppable?(16:35) - Notable scores lines from players around the league(18:28) - "The Fast Break": Notable news & notes form around the league(29:33) - Is Hassan Whiteside worth picking up?

Coast to Coast NBA Podcast
Hipster Picks For MVP & MIP

Coast to Coast NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 52:04


Ronan & Chris are back in your ears to discuss the Chicago Bulls' big win over the Lakers. We also provide our 'hipster' picks for NBA MVP and Most Improved Player. It's all right here, right now, on Coast to Coast. Hosts: Ronan Gaine & Chris Nambu

Hardwood Knocks
MAILBAG: Hawks Woes, KAT's Future, Hornets Trade Targets, Spurs, Clippers, Nuggets

Hardwood Knocks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 62:58


MAIL TIME! In Part One of our TWO-PART SUPER-DUPER-MEGA MAILBAG, your questions have us covering Karl-Anthony Towns' future with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Atlanta Hawks' recent struggles, trade targets for the Charlotte Hornets' center rotation, impressions of the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers' offense, Ben Simmons news, Will Barton's leap, the Denver Nuggets' title stock and more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️

Hardwood Knocks
2021-22 NBA Awards Ladder: Who Leads the MVP Field?

Hardwood Knocks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 87:38


Adam and Dan build their NBA awards ladders now that every team has played around 10 games for the season. Please note these are not meant to be predictions, but more of a snapshot of where the awards races stands if the 2021-22 campaign ended today. We have top five candidates for the MVP race, plus a top-three ladder for Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Executive of the Year and Coach of the Year. TIMESTAMPS⬇️

Rise & Grind
Happy B-Day Brevin, Brendan Quinn and Grizzlies v. T-wolves recap - 11/9/21

Rise & Grind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 93:51


On today's show: Meghan and Jessica discuss the Grizzlies overtime win, Ja Morant's case for MIP, Titans chances as Super Bowl contenders and the Jokic foul on Markief Morris with Brevin Knight. Brendan Quinn of the Athletic joins the show to discuss Penny Hardaway's coaching acumen, expectations for the Memphis Tigers, and to share his thoughts on the start of college basketball. In POP the ladies discuss more fallout from Astroworld, Ye's beef with Drake, Bezos girlfriend's lustful look at Leonardo DiCaprio and more. (start) Brevin Knight birthday love (3:00) Grizzlies v. T-wolves recap (14:00) Ja Morant for Most Improved Player of the Year (20:00) Titans Super Bowl contenders? (27:00) Nuggets and Heat kerfuffle (45:00) Brendan Quinn and Memphis Tigers basketball (1:01:00) Astroworld Statement (1:09:00) Ye wants to squash beef with Drake Watch LIVE at 8am, weekdays on YouTube and the Grizzlies App: bit.ly/MemGrizzApp Watch today's full show at: youtube.com/grindcitymedia

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
Robert Sarver's Disturbing Allegations & The Sixers Hot Start

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 77:48


In today's episode, Michael and Chris discuss ESPN's bombshell story about Suns owner Robert Sarver alleging many incidents of racism and misogyny during his tenure with the team, whether the 76ers hot start is sustainable without Ben Simmons, an email from a Suns fan questioning Devin Booker's star power, and our early candidates for Most Improved Player, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

On The Line Podcast
NBA Awards

On The Line Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 62:57


The NBA season is flying by and it's already awards season! This week we're joined by league insider Brandon Lisy (AKA Whammy) to hand out awards for Kia NBA MVP, Executive of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player, Hustle Award, Kia Rookie of the Year, Kia DPOY, NBA Coach of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man and Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year... PLUS: parent corner!Brandon Lisy (Whammy)Twitter: @brandonlisyTikTok: @whammy45Swish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben CrawWeb: SwishFM.comEmail: swishfmradio@gmail.comTwitter: @SwishFMRadioInstagram: @SwishFMRadioApple: apple.co/2NXjMP8Stitcher: stitcher.com/s?fid=342861Spotify: spoti.fi/2T7ZmjYGoogle: bit.ly/32KIiWsiHeart: ihr.fm/312LC1lMUSIC:Artist: LetheretteAlbum: Brown Lounge, Vol. 1Title: Montego FuzzLabel: WulfApple: apple.co/2kyOBLOSpotify: spoti.fi/2kqAhoT

NBA Straya
Thurs Nov 4: New Ball Struggles, Celtics ‘Players Only Meeting’, Kevin Durant Still Rules & Why Does Pop Hate Jock? (Ep 691)

NBA Straya

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 65:48


Absolute BELTER of an NBA day today, with 11 games of non-stop action & some WILDLY fun finishes! We saw the Celtics bounce back after a 'Players Only meeting', turns out Kevin Durant is still the best player in the world, Jordan Poole out-battled Miles Bridges (that happened!?), turns out Cleveland doesn't run on Dame-Time, and why does Pop hate Jock!? Seriously tho: 11 games, and it felt like ALL of them were REALLY GOOD (except the Wolves one. Yikes.)... so we'll talk about ALL of the NBA news in the NBA STRAYA GAME WRAPS, plus we look at the THAT'S NOT A KNIFE, OLD MATE NO MATES, SPUD OF THE NIGHT, PANTSING OF THE EVENING and BETTER THAN LONZO BALL! PLUS! YEAH NAHs, -- was it Miles Bridges vs Jordan Poole for Most Improved Player? Is DeAaron Fox taking his way to Philly? & more! -- the UNPOPULAR OPINION OF THE DAY and an OUTBACK TAKEHOUSE... plus the STRAYAN PLAYER WATCH, and a Kiwi Korner! And of course... a PICK AND PREVIEW for EVERY SINGLE GAME TOMORROW! Smashed the picks today, so get around it!! We also finish off with a new DIARY OF Steven Adams! ALSO: Why not help us out & buy some merch, considering the squid (and therefore, basically me) can't leave the house!

Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB
NCAA Basketball: Final Four Picks, Awards, Bold Predictions for 2021-22

Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 70:26


Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB: Connor and Brian conclude their NCAA Basketball season preview series with a look to the future. The duo hands out their preseason selections for four major awards - Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Player of the Year - before making their Final Four and National Championship picks.Perhaps unsurprisingly, they each have the same team cutting down the nets in April!They close by giving out the bold predictions they are most confident in. But, first, Connor and Brian discuss the top mid-majors outside Gonzaga. Who could be this season's biggest sleeper?Find out in the latest episode of Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB!

Hardwood Knocks
MAILBAG: The Knicks!, Jokic/MPJ, Jimmy Butler, Miles Bridges, Evan Mobley, Raptors Rookies

Hardwood Knocks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 74:35


MAIL TIME! This week's dive into listener questions will cover the New York Knicks' hot start (loss to the Toronto Raptors not withstanding), Scottie Barnes, Evan Mobley, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., the Denver Nuggets' depth, the NBA's worst benches, Miles Bridges, Dalano Banton, RJ Barrett, the Most Improved Player, Dejounte Murray and muuuuch more! TIMESTAMPS ⬇️

Standing Room Spartans
Mid-Season Mailbag and Superlatives!

Standing Room Spartans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 61:33


Mailbag Questions: @Spartan18770: Will Tucker leave and who would replacement candidates be? + Gameday! @LuthonS: Who will be All-B1G? + over/under 3 wins rest of season? @Boonefor3: Braylon Edwards talk @NickFoster23: Will key underclassmen leave or stay? @BHunt: Where is our defense vulnerable? @FickNerguson: Tailgating advice + More! Superlatives: MVP, OPOY, DPOY, STOY Most Surprising Player, Most Improved Player, Unsung Hero, Best Position Group, Best Newcomer Share, Subscribe, Rate, and Review! https://twitter.com/StandingRoomMSU https://twitter.com/spartanmartin18 https://www.standingroomspartans.com/ We are presented by The Pigskin Podcast Network and Draftkings Sportsbook (use promo code TPPN when signing up for special offers!)

Mile High Hoops with Earl Boykins and Zach Bye Podcast

In this episode, Zach previews the 2021-2022 NBA season and forecasts how the Nuggets will fare against a reloaded Western Conference. Zach makes his early picks for MVP, Most Improved Player, etc.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Strictly Bball
NBA IS BACK! NBA Season Awards Predictions

Strictly Bball

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 28:40


The fellas are back this week with a special episode to preview and predict the 2021-2022 NBA Season. They dive into their picks for most improved teams, biggest disappointments, Rookie of the Year, MVP, and of course, make their picks for who wins the NBA Finals. ⏰ CHAPTERS ⏰ (00:00) The NBA is BACK! (02:02) Most Improved Team (04:41) Most Disappointing Team (09:20) NBA Finals Picks (13:03) Most Improved Player (15:49) 6 Man of the Year (19:27) Defensive POY (21:12) Rookie of the Year (23:20) MVP Picks

You Know Ball: A (Mostly) Sixers Podcast
NBA Awards Predictions featuring @RichHomieFlom

You Know Ball: A (Mostly) Sixers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 89:00


Visit here to donate and support You Know Ball!-> https://linktr.ee/YouKnowBall Your donations will help me keep the podcast free forever so those who cannot afford extra paywalled content will always have access to anything that I create. Also join our Discord in the link above so that we can all talk hoops together! Any five stars reviews on your podcast platform of choice would also be appreciated. On this episode @RichHomieFlom from 213 Hoops returns to talk about our guy BEN SIMMONS AGAIN. But really we mostly spoke about the upcoming NBA season and made award predictions for every major award including MVP, Most Improved Player, Coach of the Year and more. To spice things up we also gave some dark horse and long shot picks for every single award category. Next we gave our prediction for the final Western Conference standings with our thoughts on the major contenders before predicting the 2022 NBA Finals and champion! Enjoy. Follow Rob on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/richhomieflom Follow my producer on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/Astro_Coyote Follow me on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/trillbrodude

Locked On Thunder - Daily Podcast On The Oklahoma City Thunder
Top Storylines to follow for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2021-22 NBA Season

Locked On Thunder - Daily Podcast On The Oklahoma City Thunder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:36


Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles on Twitter) dives into the Oklahoma City Thunder 2021-22 NBA Season preview! What are the top ten storylines to follow along with the Oklahoma City Thunder season? Will Shai Gilgeous-Alexander be an All-Star this year for the OKC Thunder? Can any Thunder player join SGA as a bonafide star and future championship piece for Oklahoma City? Is Darius Bazley going to have a make or a break season for OKC? Where is Tre Mann this year? Can Josh Giddey break the record for the youngest player to ever log a triple-double in the NBA? Does Aleksej Pokusevski take a leap this year? How many players solidify themselves as legit pieces of the Thunder franchise moving forward out of Ty Jerome, Tre Mann, Isaiah Roby, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Kenrich Williams, Vit Krejci, Tre Mann, Gabriel Deck, Paul Watson Jr, and Aaron Wiggins? How will the small-ball Thunder defense play? Oklahoma City Thunder award Predictions: MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth man of the Year, The Lu Dort award, the Charlie Brown Jr Award, the Moses Brown award, the George Hill award, plus the best, worst, and most fun OKC lineups this year! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chucking Darts NBA Podcast
Episode 77: 2022 NBA Predictions with Nate Grubel of @DraftDeeper

Chucking Darts NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 127:56


@DraftDeeper joins me in predicting a 2022 NBA champion, playoff seeds, rookie stars, Most Improved Player, and more. We kind of went nuts on this one. Follow Nate and his ever expanding scouting service at @DraftDeeper.Enjoy!

48 Minutes Basketball Network
Shot Callers: End Of Season Awards Predictions

48 Minutes Basketball Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 63:26


Oh this week's Shot Callers, Joe & Kyle are joined by Tim & Sean from Bench Mob to make their predictions for the end of season awards for the 2021-22 NBA Season! (1:56) Most Improved Player (13:40) 6th Man of the Year (20:27) Coach of the Year (32:22) Defensive Player of the Year (41:53) Rookie of the Year (49:35) Most Valuable Player

3-on-3 Blazers
Blazers & NBA season preview!

3-on-3 Blazers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 78:43


It's that time of year again! The Portland Trail Blazers play their first regular season game in less than a week, so KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley got together to make a bunch of predictions for KGW's 3-on-3 Blazers annual season preview. They predict the Blazers win total, Portland's playoff seed, which players will exceed expectations and which ones will fall short of expectations. They also make NBA picks for order of finish in the Western Conference, NBA champion, MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player and Sixth Man of the Year.

Dudes Talkin' Sports
Episode #81: NFL Week 5 Takeaways, Picks of the Week: NFL Week 6, NBA Western Conference Preview, NBA Season Predictions

Dudes Talkin' Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 108:16


Casey and Tanner discuss their takeaways from week 5 of the NFL season, like Lamar Jackson flying under the radar with his recent play, if there's a new team to beat in the AFC, and even more! To wrap up the first half, the guys give their Picks of the Week for week 6 of the NFL season (over/under, favorite/underdog, game of the week), then in the second half of the show, they preview what the 10 best teams in the NBA's western conference will be in the upcoming season, and give their predictions for the NBA awards (MVP, ROY, Most Improved Player, etc.) to wrap up the show. You don't wanna miss this one, listen now! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dudestalkinsports/message

The NBA Podcast
Our 2021-22 awards predictions

The NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 84:43


In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their awards predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season.Who will win the wide-open MVP race? Can anyone challenge Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year? Will Cade Cunningham or Jalen Green win Rookie of the Year? Who are some of the top candidates for Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

Kings Pulse: A Sacramento Kings Podcast
Predicting the 2021-22 NBA Awards w/ Adam Taylor

Kings Pulse: A Sacramento Kings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 57:32


One of my closest friends, Adam Taylor, joins the show for a more relaxed episode focused on our predictions for the 2021-22 NBA Awards. Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, and Sixth Man of the Year. We each share our top three for each possible award, along with one sleeper candidate to consider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Jacked Ramsays: A Portland Trail Blazers Podcast
Anfernee Simons: 6th Man of the Year?

Jacked Ramsays: A Portland Trail Blazers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:31


On this episode of Jacked Ramsays - Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons stops by to talk with hosts Danny Marang and Brandon Sprague! Ant discusses what he's been working on this summer, developing as a playmaker, growing his overall game and the expectations that come with an anticipated larger role. How he can be better and build on the last half of the season last year - what he's learned so far and how to take those experiences and integrate them easier each day. He also answers some listener questions about expanding his offensive game getting downhill and finishing at the rim more, working with new teammates Cody Zeller, Larry Nance Jr and Tony Snell, the competitiveness of open runs heading into training camp and goals like winning 6th Man of the Year and Most Improved Player... with a slight nod towards possibly defending his Slam Dunk title at All Star Weekend. SUBSCRIBE: iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Bucks – Daily Podcast On The Milwaukee Bucks
On a legendary path: Discussing the building legacy of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Locked On Bucks – Daily Podcast On The Milwaukee Bucks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 34:51


A championship, Finals MVP, Two MVP's, Defensive Player of the Year and a Most Improved Player award by the age of 26. Kane and Frank get together to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's special path. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!SweatBlock Get it today for 20% off at SweatBlock.com with promo code LockedOn, or at Amazon and CVS. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Zanna and Billiam
The Good Place: Most Improved Player (1.8)

Zanna and Billiam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 71:18


This week, we're covering Most Improved Player from The Good Place's first season. And in addition to cubes of all purposes and striking differences from later seasons, this episode also contains Waterloo Seltzers, whose name Les Miserables superfan Susannah is only kind of obsessed with, preachy barefooters on Quora, Holocaust allegories, brand new ship names (#shellagonye), and loads and loads of whatever the audio equivalent of cacti are. Next week, we're covering Parks and Rec's Harvest Festival with Audrey! Support this podcast

Locked On Wizards - Daily Podcast On The Washington Wizards
Washington Wizards 2021-2022 Season Fan Bold Predictions

Locked On Wizards - Daily Podcast On The Washington Wizards

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 32:16


Can Kyle Kuzma win Most Improved Player of the year? How many points will Bradley Beal average? Can Bradley Beal be an MVP candidate in 2022? Will Rui have a breakout season? We're covering that and more in this episode of Bold predictions on the Locked on Wizards podcast. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Zanna and Billiam
30 Rock: What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year? (6.22)

Zanna and Billiam

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 57:56


We're back this week with What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year! And no, we haven't made a full-length episode out of our outro section. That would be kind of boring. Rather, we're covering it's namesake, 30 Rock's wonderfully chaotic season six closer! We discuss Kristen Wiig sightings, praise Mary Steenburgen at length, Susannah talks about YA and Will talks about Virginia Woolf, and we mention a PBS miniseries and a Courtney Love movie. Oh and hey, there's a weird thing going on with the audio for this episode where if you're listening to it on headphones, we're each coming from different ears. So, yeah, apologies. Next week, we'll visit The Good Place for the Season One episode Most Improved Player. Support this podcast

Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson
Joanna Bernabei-McNamee on Building a Program

Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 81:15


Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, Head Coach - BC Women's Basketball, became the eighth women's basketball coach in Boston College program history on April 11, 2018. In 2019-20, her second season at BC, Bernabei-McNamee was named the Coach of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. She led BC to an impressive 20-12 overall record and a fourth place finish in the conference with an 11-7 record. The 20 victories were the most in program history since the 2010-11 season. The team also set a new program record for the most ACC victories with 11. With Bernabei-McNamee at the helm, senior forward Emma Guy flourished as she led the ACC in field goal percentage throughout the season and finished 10th in the country (.594%). Guy also earned an All-ACC First Team selection, the first for a BC player since 2011. Sophomore Taylor Soule was not only named to the All-ACC team but earned the Most Improved Player in the conference. Both Guy and Soule were named to the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Second Team. In her first season at the Heights, Bernabei-McNamee led the Eagles to a 14-16 record. The 14 wins were the most for the program since the 2015-16 season. The 2018-19 team opened the season with eight consecutive victories and won the St. Joseph's Thanksgiving Classic Championship. BC went 11-3 in non-conference play before taking on the toughest conference in the country – the ACC. After two losses at home BC defeated Wake Forest and Pitt on the road. It was the first time since the 2012 season in which BC had two consecutive ACC road wins. The Eagles third ACC win came in a double-overtime victory against Duke on Jan. 31. Bernabei-McNamee's impact was immediate as the Eagles averaged 73.5 points per game, 14.3 more points than the 2018-19 season. BC also averaged 16.1 assists a game and shot 42.6 percent from the floor. Junior Emma Guy thrived in the new system as she averaged a career-high 14.1 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. She shot 59 percent from the floor for the season, a new career-high. Guard Makayla Dickens emerged as a scoring threat as a freshman and was named to the All-ACC Freshman team. Dickens averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists a game. Fellow freshman Marnelle Garraud was fourth in scoring for BC with an 8.1 average. Garraud was named the St. Joe's Thanksgiving Tournament MVP after she scored 28 points in the championship game. She was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for her performance. Sophomore Sydney Lowery improved her numbers as she played in 30 games and averaged 22.9 minutes and 6.7 points a game. Junior Taylor Ortlepp averaged a team-high 30.3 minutes and averaged 10.3 points and 3.3 assists a game. Bernabei-McNamee arrived at the Heights after two seasons as the head coach at Albany. She led Albany to a 45-20 record over the two seasons. In 2016-17, she guided the Great Danes to the American East Tournament Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. In 2017-18, Bernabei-McNamee led Albany finished 24-8 overall and a WNIT berth. In addition to leading Albany to consecutive 20-plus win seasons, Bernabei-McNamee was named the 2017 Women's Division I Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. Bernabei-McNamee, a native of Weirton, West Virginia, was named head coach at Albany in April of 2016 after three seasons as the head coach of the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Ky. There, Bernabei-McNamee racked up 63 wins and led the program to back-to-back national tournament berths, including a program-record 26 victories and an NAIA Final Four appearance in 2016. She was named the 2016 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NAIA Regional Coach of the Year, and also earned Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2015. Prior to Pikeville, Bernabei-McNamee coached in both the ACC and BIG EAST. She served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Maryland for four years from 2003-07, and was an integral part of the Terrapins' 2006 National Championship season. Maryland beat Duke 78-75 in overtime for the title at TD Garden in Boston and finished with a record of 34-4. During her tenure, she brought in four straight nationally ranked recruiting classes, including three in the Top 10. Bernabei-McNamee spent two years at West Virginia as an assistant coach where she was a scout, position coach and recruiting coordinator. Before her time in Morgantown, McNamee had a two-year stint at Eastern Kentucky where she was responsible for scouting and individual player development, as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator. The West Virginia native began her head coaching career in 1998 at West Virginia Wesleyan where she compiled an 18-9 record and a third-place finish in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC), while also acting as the school's Senior Women's Administrator. She attended West Liberty State and was named a Division II All-American and a four-time, first-team All-WVIAC selection as a point guard.   The 1997 WVIAC Player of the Year, Bernabei-McNamee still holds the NCAA Division II career assists record of 1,107 and the record for assists in a game with 24. She is one of only four players in NCAA history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000 assists, finishing her stellar career with 1,317 total points. Bernabei-McNamee holds the NCAA record for average assists per game (9.5), and the school and conference marks for assists in a game, season (294) and career. She led her team to an 80-36 record over four years and is listed on West Liberty's Top 20 all-time Best Athletes list. She was the first woman to be named first-team All-West Virginia Athletic Conference for four years and was inducted into the West Liberty State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 2011. Bernabei-McNamee earned her bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 1997 from West Liberty and a master's degree in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky in 1999. Bernabei-McNamee and her husband Joe McNamee have two sons, Luke and Caden. McNamee took a nearly four-year hiatus from coaching (2009-13) to focus on raising her children. In this episode, we discuss Joanna's connection with Brenda Frese (6:39), what Brenda does to stay connected to people (7:26), being a stay-at-home mom (9:41), having kids (12:02), working with kids (14:25), her upbringing and her relationship with her mother (16:03), the upsides and downsides of independence as a young child (17:26), being a Tom Boy (19:03), if she got her aggressiveness and intensity more from her mom or her dad (20:14), what she does to put herself first, her marriage second, and her kids third (24:17), how to make sure she's healthy as she still aspires to do great things in her profession (28:32), if there is anything she doesn't want to be great at (30:24), what it's been like for her as a leader during the pandemic (34:06), family (39:42), flipping the switch (43:08), feeling alive in different roles (44:27), if love is a two-way street (47:13), if there was a coach she played for that she modeled her focus on love after (50:07), how she intentionally communicates with her team (51:26), respect, trust, and communication (57:15), handling losses without anger (57:51), if she looks for people that are more even-keeled or more intense like her (1:02:08), who helps her make sure she is developing and growing (1:04:57), if she felt like she was missing a part of herself while she was on sabbatical (1:08:04), what she missed most about basketball when she was being a stay at home mom (1:11:16), what changed for her (1:12:31), and her vision for the BC program (1:15:39). You can check out the BC website here, as well as follow BC Women's Basketball on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thank you so much to Joanna for coming on the podcast! I wrote a book called “Shift Your Mind” that was released in October of 2020, and you can order it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Additionally, I have launched a company called Strong Skills, and I encourage you to check out our new website https://www.strongskills.co/. If you liked this episode and/or any others, please follow me on Twitter: @brianlevenson or Instagram: @Intentional_Performers. Thanks for listening. -Brian

D-Lo & KC
"If Everything Went Smooth We Wouldn't Be D-Lo & KC"

D-Lo & KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 207:48


49ers destroy the Raiders in the 3rd and final game of the preseason and it was Kyle Shanahan's 2 QB system that got everyone's attention. Can this work? Can this last? Does it matter who the starter is if both are playing? Is starting Trey Lance the right call? Who finishes with a better record, Raiders or 49ers? Is the salary cap system in the NBA set up to make teams like Sacramento fail? 2 Kings have odds on Most Improved Player. One is pretty confusing. 76ers and Texans refuse to budge on asking prices for their perspective trades.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

No Pump Fakes
Is Jayson Tatum a top 10 player in the NBA?

No Pump Fakes

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 68:36


Ahmad and Theus analyze the Boston Celtics off-season from front office/coaching changes with Brad Stevens and Ime Udoka to losing Kemba walker for a bag of peanuts. We're then joined by A. Sherrod Blakely from the Boston Sports Journal to talk more Celtics and whether or not Jayson Tatum and Jalen Brown fit together. Lastly touching on the Washington Wizards and will we see Kyle Kuzma make the jump and win Most Improved Player of the Year?

One and One Podcast
Natalie Novosel

One and One Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 97:56


Natalie Novosel is a former professional basketball player who spent 5 years playing in the WNBA and overseas.  Collegiately, she played at the University of Notre Dame from 2008-2012 where she helped them to 2 straight Final Fours.  She talks about growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, coming from an athletic family where both her older sister and twin brother also played college basketball, her AAU days, and her great high school career at Lexington Catholic where the team was one of the best in the country.  Natalie describes the recruiting process, why she chose Notre Dame, playing for Muffet McGraw, and her hard work in the summer following a disappointing Sophomore season.  She then discusses her Junior year in 2011 where she was the Big East's Most Improved Player and helped the Irish reach their first Final Four in 10 years, beating Tennessee and UConn along the way to the championship game.  She also discusses her fantastic Senior year in 2012 where the Irish were one of the best teams in the country, getting back to the Final Four, and her game-tying put-back to send the game to overtime and ultimately defeat rival UConn.  Natalie talks about getting drafted 8th in the WNBA Draft, her time with the Washington Mystics, her great overseas career where she mostly played in Australia, going through 3 ACL tears, deciding to stop playing, and what she's been up to since she retired from the game.

Light After Trauma
Episode 57: You Are Love & You Never Deserved It with Johnny Crowder

Light After Trauma

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 48:20


In this week's episode, Alyssa sits down with suicide and abuse survivor, Johnny Crowder, to talk about the seemingly "small things” that are hugely important to have in trauma recovery. Johnny opens up about his own journey from abuse survivor to now hosting his own podcast and being the CEO and founder of an app designed to help mitigate trauma symptoms. Johnny is an amazing warrior with so much love to give! Support the Podcast Learn More About Johnny Crowder   Transcript:   Alyssa Scolari [00:23]: Hello, hello Friends. How are we doing today? I am trying to get back into the podcast swing of things. I have had a couple of weeks break from recording. We went on vacation. We bought a house. We have been packing and getting ready to move and all those good things and it's been really busy but all good stuff. Really, really excited. Of course, the moving process is like triggering trauma symptoms out of the wazoo but that's a conversation for another podcast because today, we have very special guest. I am looking forward to this episode. We have with us Johnny Crowder. Now, Johnny is amazing. He is a 28 year old suicide and abuse survivor. He is a TEDx speaker, a touring musician, mental health and sobriety advocate and the founder and CEO of Cope Notes. Cope Notes is a text based mental health platform that provides daily support to users in nearly 100 countries around the world, which is awesome. I love that. I can't wait to talk more about that. Armed with 10 years of clinical treatment, a psychology degree from the University of Central Florida and a decade of peer support and public advocacy through the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Johnny's youthful vigor for mental health has impacted millions of lives across the globe. Since his first keynote in 2011, Johnny's refreshingly candid perspective has attracted praise from hundreds of outlets, including Upworthy, CNN, and Forbes. Even when commanding a virtual stage or touring with his metal band, Prison, his infectious positivity and firsthand experience with multiple mental illnesses, ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia, uniquely equipped him to provide realistic yet hopeful insight into the pains of hardship with authenticity, levity, and unconventional wit. So that was quite a bio. So hello, Johnny, welcome. Johnny Crowder [02:48]: Howdy. Alyssa Scolari [02:50]: You're a rock star. I mean, holy smokes, everything that you've been through ... I've really been looking forward to this conversation, even though it's taken us a little while to schedule and to get here, just because of the things that you're doing and the resiliency that you have. So can you take us back, how did you get to be the person that you are today? Johnny Crowder [03:17]: Lots of- Alyssa Scolari [03:19]: That's a loaded question, I know. Johnny Crowder [03:20]: Yeah. I'm trying to think lots of music. Lots of exercise, I'm looking back and I just think like, we all like to ... we all wish life was simple enough and binary enough to point to one thing and be like, "Oh, that was the thing that defined me," but I'm a pretty outspoken proponent of the fact that all of the little things make a big difference too, so it's interesting when I do interviews, and people want to talk about like the few big things, like tell us about your suicide attempts or tell us about being raped. I'm like, there were thousands of little moments in between, that shaped me, that I don't always get to talk about. So whenever someone is like, "How did you become who you are?" My brain runs like an infinite inventory of all of these tiny little decisions that I've made, but ultimately, an easy way to describe it is every time I experienced some kind of pain, I stubbornly decided there had to be a way to justify it. I had to use the pain or else the pain would have been for nothing, so that's why I think my life has progressed in the way that it has, is every time I hurt myself like I stubbed my toe and I think, man, I'm going to start a committee that's going to look at every corner in my house so that people don't stub their toes anymore. I just think that way. Alyssa Scolari [04:42]: Yeah. So basically, what you do is you have chosen to find meaning from the pain, take it and do something with it. Johnny Crowder [04:56]: Yeah, and there's a blurry line there too. When I was growing up, if someone would have said like, "Search for purpose and your pain," I'd be like, "Shove off. I don't want to talk about that," because I was caught up on the fact that it wasn't fair that I was experiencing pain, but once you can get past that hurdle, which is much easier said than done, you've kind of realize you do have a choice. Either I experienced that pain for no reason, and it will benefit no one and I learned nothing or I can leverage that so that there's some type of fruits, so that when I look back on my life, I don't wish I was hurt more so that I could have learned more, produce more good things. It's a way of like retroactively justifying the pain that you've experienced. I think anybody can do it, it just takes some pretty heavy mental lifting. Alyssa Scolari [05:44]: Absolutely and I think there's a lot in what you said, I think you're right. It's one of those things where would we prefer to live without our abuse? Johnny Crowder [05:55]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [05:56]: Yeah, that would be pretty fucking awesome. Please, I'll take that. I think so many people struggle, myself included at times with the mentality of it's not fair. It's not fair. This isn't fair. How did you ... and this is also a loaded question, so I understand that it's more complex than just a simple question, but how did you get into that mindset, because I think so many of us stay stuck in, "Well, this isn't fair." Especially living in a world where there's no justice. Johnny Crowder [06:39]: Yeah. I'm trying to think it wasn't like .... I think the way people envision people who are resilient is like, they wake up every day and they're like, "Oh, I'm just going to climb this mountain every day." I was talking to a buddy of mine, who I really admire, her name is Kristen. She's been doing this like advocacy for a lot longer than I have, so I asked her a lot of questions and she mentioned something like ... something along the lines of you can't be courageous, if you don't experience fear. Courage is overcoming fear. So if you're not afraid, then there's like a synapse, not firing in your brain. You should experience fear at some point, some things are scary and I kind of view my story so far that way like, it wasn't about training myself to think it is fair and I do deserve this. That would have been really unhealthy, right? Much like not experiencing fear is really unhealthy. So, the first thing you have to do is kind of either speak with someone who has been through something that you have, like talk to a peer about it and kind of validate that it's not your fault, and you didn't attract ... you didn't like law of attraction your way into being abused or something like that. There's a lot of that nonsense going around. So once you get past that piece, where you can just look straight at it, and you say, "That's not fair," then it's almost like that issue is put to rest. You're not wrestling with whether or not you deserved it anymore. Once you can lay that down, you can use all of that energy you were using on that problem for something more productive. Alyssa Scolari [08:30]: Right, it's about overcoming like it's not fair, but all the energy that you're taking, sitting in this almost ... I almost see it as a sense of denial, right? Because the more we sit in that spot of, "This is unfair, how could this have happened? I didn't deserve this." It's like, yes, yes, yes to all of it but we get stuck there, and when we get stuck there, then we're not using the energy that we have to push forward and create light for ourselves. Johnny Crowder [09:05]: We're also ... In talking about it, we're like skipping the step that is most crucial, which is like understanding that ... some people might not agree, but for me, it was understanding that I was right about not deserving the abuse. Alyssa Scolari [09:23]: Absolutely. Johnny Crowder [09:23]: Think about it ... most people never actually hear that they're right in feeling that they were hurt. A lot of it is like, "Well, what exactly happened and what did you do and what were you wearing and how long did you know that person," and if you let them in, maybe they didn't mean it like that. There's lots of like, it's whatever the opposite of victim blaming is. It's like, aggressor excusing. So, people experience a lot of that where they say, "Well think about it from his perspective," and even, these friends are trying to help too, so don't get it twisted, like they're trying to comfort you and help it not sting as much. Without someone who's experienced trauma, just hearing, "You know what, you're right." No, it's not fair at all and nobody deserves that. Without actually hearing that, it's so tough to get to the point where you can do something with it because you're too busy wrestling with the idea that it could have been your fault or maybe it was fair and maybe that pain was justified. You can only lay that down once you realize like, "Wow, I am right," and you feel validated in that frustration. Alyssa Scolari [10:38]: Yeah, you're 1,000% correct and I think back to the one time in my life that I reported one of my abusers, there was a full investigation, multiple victims and at the end, of course, there was not enough to try this man and the police officer said to me ... and I laugh about it, because that's just what I do, that's how I cope, but the police officer said to me, "Well, you kind of have to see it from his perspective." If you ... would you want your entire career ruined by people accusing you of this when there's no evidence? I mean, you're right, if it's not blaming you directly, right, then we're saying, "Well, you have to look at things from his perspective and not necessarily always a he," right? I want to be clear, there are women and non-binary folks who also can be abusers. We spend a lot of time doing that and we also spend a lot of time where I get a lot of ... and I don't know if you've had an experience with us, like, well, you have to just move on with your life. Johnny Crowder [12:03]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [12:04]: That comes before the, "You're justified in feeling what you feel," right? We don't get that. Johnny Crowder [12:04]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [12:09]: People skip right to like, "Well, you got to move on with your life." Johnny Crowder [12:12]: Dude, I love you describing it that way because I'm ... Do you remember PEMDAS from school? Alyssa Scolari [12:19]: Yeah, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Johnny Crowder [12:21]: Parentheses, exponents, multiply, divide, addition, subtraction. Alyssa Scolari [12:21]: Subtraction. Johnny Crowder [12:29]: I didn't use the correct form of each of those words, but yeah, PEMDAS. So if you wind up doing the addition part of the equation first, it screws up the whole answer, you get the wrong answer every time unless you go in the order of operations and I'm viewing this like healing and coping process as exactly that. If you jump straight to, "Hey, buddy, you got a job to do. You got a life to live. Get back out there and experience it without the validation part," or without even feeling like you were justified in bringing it up to somebody. That's another step that I think a lot of people skip, is they don't ... like friends and family who try to help, someone who has been through something traumatic. We don't often like applaud people for saying something about it in the first place and that's almost always like, in the top three hardest parts of experiencing something traumatic is like mentioning it to someone and we forget to congratulate that person, which sounds like a weird word but to commend them for the strength that took to bring it up because we're too busy trying to help them get out of the mud, I do this all the time too, even with little innocuous stuff, like my buddy is like, "Dude, my boss is such a jerk," and I'm like, "Well, the job market is really fluid right now and you might be able to find something great." I'm like, "What did I say that? Why did I skip straight past my friend's pain point into a potential solution that they didn't ask for?" I do that all the time and I think it's ... in a weird way, it's how we care for each other. I don't want to hear that you're hurting, I want to fast forward to when you're not hurting anymore because I love you, and we forget that a lot of steps are being neglected when we do that. Alyssa Scolari [14:14]: Yeah. Yes. I feel like that is part of what makes trauma, right, because not everybody who experience this abuse can develop PTSD and not everybody becomes traumatized, but sometimes I feel when the support system doesn't kind of slow down and be with people in that pain and rushes people to recover or, what's the word that I'm looking for? Negates its significance and negates the importance of even speaking about it, which really has been my entire life growing up, right? I would say ... I remember the first time I told somebody in my family I had an eating disorder and the response was like, "No you don't." Johnny Crowder [14:59]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [14:59]: I was like, "Okay, all right. Here we go." So I think that that just continues to traumatize people. That's how people end up even more traumatized. Johnny Crowder [15:12]: Dude and think about it too, you just made me realize something, the opposite of validating someone and being like, "Wow, that is ... you are experiencing disordered eating." I'm like, "Man, what's been going on and tell me about it, and I want to understand it." The opposite of validating it is like gaslighting you into saying that it's not happening, and I picture like all of this ... I mean, I don't know your story, but I picture all of the courage and effort and mentally weighing the pros and cons of bringing it up in the first place and what does this mean and do I have to ... Am I going to have to go to treatment or are people going to look at me differently? Then is my behavior even going to change or is my disordered ... is my eating even that disordered, other people have much more disordered eating than me? So all these thoughts raced through your head for ... and Lord knows how long you struggle with this and then you finally bring it up, and it's kind of like a fireworks finale or whatever, where it just like ... and then like, doesn't even shoot, like the mortar doesn't even shoot off the ground. You're like, "What the heck?" Alyssa Scolari [16:21]: Those just happens. Johnny Crowder [16:23]: I think people forget the lead up to saying something like that, like it's not just someone casually mentioning it like at least in my personal experience, before I mentioned stuff like this to people. There's like a whole ... I mean, I'm writing like a mental dissertation about ... it's like a term paper in my mind, where I'm like, weighing out all of the potential ... and I'm so anxious about the outcome I'm bringing up, that it's exacerbating what I'm experiencing in the first place. So to mention it and have someone go, "Well, I mean, other people will have a lot more disordered eating than you." You just are like, "Oh, did I just waste five semesters on a paper that no one is going to read?" Alyssa Scolari [17:12]: I may just go burn this paper. Johnny Crowder [17:14]: Yeah. That's tough. Alyssa Scolari [17:16]: Right, figuratively speaking. So, for you, did you have that support from your family? I know that you had mentioned that you're a sexual abuse survivor and a suicide attempt survivor. So did you have that support growing up with your family, friends? Johnny Crowder [17:41]: So all my family is still alive, so I do my very best to speak kindly of everybody. Alyssa Scolari [17:48]: Understood. Johnny Crowder [17:49]: I grew up in a family that was not necessarily conducive to healthy mental and emotional patterns. Alyssa Scolari [17:59]: Understood. Johnny Crowder [17:59]: When I was ... I'll just say this, but you can kind of extrapolate out the type of family that I grew up in, when I was younger. So I had really debilitating OCD and it was getting to the point where I couldn't function normally. I couldn't get dressed, I couldn't make food, I couldn't leave my house sometimes. I couldn't touch doorknobs or people or step on cracks. There were like, hundreds of things that I couldn't do. It was really interfering with my daily life to the point where I couldn't function. My brothers, while, we didn't really talk about this, they knew that something was up with me and they knew what bothered me. So there was this one time we went to subway and they took my sandwich and licked it. The entire sandwich, like a foot long sandwich, they licked it because they knew that I couldn't eat it. To them, it was hilarious. They're like, "Oh, look, he just got this sandwich and now, he can't have it," and there were kids in school who would lick their hands and put it on me or spin on me and because they knew it would bother me so much to the point where I would have a behavioral outburst and be sent to the principal's office and I would get in trouble every time, because I was the one who had a behavioral outburst. So, it was tough with my family because I think there was a level of denial from my parents where they were like no son of mine, whatever. My mom just told me recently that my dad didn't believe that I had asthma. When I was a kid I had to use like the nebulizer like the huge thing. I use preventative medicine. I had to use like a Diskus every day and take medication and albuterol like it was really, really debilitating asthma. My dad was like, "No, he doesn't." So the family that I grew up in was kind of like a rub some dirt in it kind of family and my mom ... What's really cool is my mom in recent years, so she does, like stenography for students like for live events and stuff. So like if a student, a deaf student is attending classes at a college, my mom will attend the class and type on a stenograph everything that's being spoken. So it's like closed captioning for students. Alyssa Scolari [20:19]: Right. Johnny Crowder [20:19]: We wound up having to take psychology courses, because students were taking those courses. So now she's learning about like social work and about abnormal psychology. In this point in my life, I think she's like, "Oh, crap, we got to do something about this." So my mom has been kind of like the success story of beginning to ... especially in my teens and 20s, wrapping her head around, or at least making a conscious effort to ditch that denial pattern and try to understand what I was going through. Alyssa Scolari [20:53]: Yeah, which is awesome. Johnny Crowder [20:53]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [20:54]: I mean, right. It can't change the past, but that certainly is like, awesome, moving forward for you. Johnny Crowder [21:02]: Yeah. In my opinion, she's like the Most Improved Player, like how you get that trophy or whatever. Alyssa Scolari [21:09]: Yes. Johnny Crowder [21:11]: She'll come to my band's shows now and she tells her friends like, "Oh, my son runs a mental health technology company." So it's cool to see like the growth and change. She literally texted me today, and growing up, I never thought that I would really talk to my family, like moving forward after I moved out and it's cool to like ... I literally saw her this weekend and it's cool that we can maintain contact now in a way that we couldn't before. Alyssa Scolari [21:38]: Yeah, huge improvements. Johnny Crowder [21:41]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [21:42]: Does that also help you through the recovery process? Johnny Crowder [21:47]: I think yes, because I know a lot of people in my life, very close friends and family members who have kind of kept me at arm's length, because especially when you're younger, everything is viewed as like, you're a freak- Alyssa Scolari [22:05]: 1000% Johnny Crowder [22:06]: If you're experiencing these mental health issues, and people don't really dig any deeper, they don't take seriously what you are saying to them. I had lost hope in a lot of interpersonal relationships. I figured, I'm a lot healthier now than I was 10, 15 years ago but there are people who will never talk to me again, maybe because of my behavior when I was really sick and for the rest of my life, I will feel somewhat penalized for behavior that I was not ... I wasn't even sentient through some of that. I was in like, full blown psychosis and it's a challenge to know that I've lost some very close friends because of behavior patterns that I had no control over. Seeing my relationship with my mom slowly repair itself over the course of several years, it gives me hope that maybe some of the people who I lost through my psychosis I might wind up reconnecting with in the future, because now I'm capable of maintaining relationship in a way that I wasn't when I was younger. Alyssa Scolari [23:17]: Yeah, yeah. The things that you're saying are really speaking to me. I think part of the place where I'm at in my recovery is, I think acknowledging that I will forever feel penalized for things that I did 10 years ago and I was very, very sick. There are people and family members who still like exactly like you said, keep me at arm's length, right? I'm the freak of the family. I don't get invited to things. People don't ask me anything about the work that I do. People don't really know. Johnny Crowder [23:59]: Yeah, really, I don't want to open up a can of worms. Alyssa Scolari [24:01]: Yeah. You don't want to know. Johnny Crowder [24:03]: Don't even ask for how she is. I don't want to ... Alyssa Scolari [24:05]: No, I don't even want to know, right? Johnny Crowder [24:06]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [24:07]: They don't ask they don't call and for me, it's been one of those like coming to terms of like this also, the way other people choose to react and I think that a lot of trauma survivors need to hear this, is also not our fault and it's not fair. That too is not fair. It's not fair that we were traumatized but it's also not fair, the way other people reacted, Johnny Crowder [24:33]: Dude, this is real. It's tough like I- Alyssa Scolari [24:37]: This is the hard stuff. Johnny Crowder [24:38]: I look back and I know I had some very close friends that when I was hallucinating very severely, I was essentially living in just a completely different reality than my friends were. Those friends that I was very close with, especially in high school, I've tried reaching out to, talking to mutual friends to see if I could like try to see them again. They're just not willing to see me because in their mind, they have a very distinct vision of how I behave and I remember not too long ago, this is several years ago, but still pretty recent, I met up with a friend from high school who had that opinion of me still. It was just by chance, we both wound up being at our mutual friend's house at the same time. Alyssa Scolari [25:26]: So this was not planned. Johnny Crowder [25:27]: Yeah, and we spoke, and at the end, she was saying goodbye to everybody and stuff. She gave me a hug and she was like crying a little bit and I was like, "What's going on?" She was like, "I know, people who didn't come, because you're here, because they thought that you are today, like you were in high school and they didn't get to see the version of you that exists today. They have to live with that old version, and that's sad, to me." That's what she said and when she left, I was like, not only was it incredibly kind of her to acknowledge the work that I've done, and that I am different now, but for her to view it like that, not like, "Oh, you need to get out there and prove to them that you're different, like giving me a task." She said, "It's sad for them, that they don't get to see the progress you've made," and there was something so sweet and genuine about that, that I try to cling to whenever I feel left out or excluded. I think, I'm sad that those people don't get to know the version of me that exists today. The true version of me. Alyssa Scolari [26:50]: There absolutely, I think is a level of grief there. Also, even just hearing, right, I don't know this person who said that to you. I will probably never know this person, but even just knowing too, that there are people out there that will say things like that is hugely comforting. Johnny Crowder [27:10]: Yeah, we were never close too, me and this person, we just always ran in similar circles and had mutual friends, but we never were like close enough for her to be that heartfelt with me. I think it made it mean so much more because she wasn't doing it to be nice or to blow smoke or because she was my friend. It was like her genuine- Alyssa Scolari [27:30]: It was her genuine reaction. So, today, right, because I want to go back to something that we were talking about earlier, just so we can clarify, right, because we were talking about getting to a certain point in our recovery, where we can say like, this wasn't my fault and I didn't deserve it and I'm justified in feeling the way that I feel. I am justified in all of these emotions. Once you get to that point like today, where you're at today, right, hugely successful human being doing incredible things affecting millions of people for the better, changing lives. Do you still have moments where you struggle with that or is that like something you've completely like, come to terms with and are at peace with? Johnny Crowder [28:25]: Dude, I am ... Maybe it's because I'm cynical or skeptical or whatever word you want to use, but every time I hear someone say that they're fully past everything, it's not that I doubt the human minds ability to overcome, right? I doubt a perfect record. I doubt anyone having 100%. If you're at 99, you're a superhero but 100, you're a robot. So at least for me, personally, I shouldn't be speaking about other people's records. I'll say for me, it is not 100%. It is not a 90%. It's a pretty common ... I mean, it brings me back to what my buddy Kristen said about fear. It's like to be courageous, you face fear on a daily basis and I do that regularly and there's ... I mean, even people who have experienced trauma, like when you go out, you meet someone with your abuser's name or something. Keep in mind, what are they supposed to do about it, right? It's not their responsibility to address that. There's so many little individual things that you have to carry on a personal level, like you hear a song come on the radio and you're like, "That song was playing when we were driving to ..." It throws you back into something and you just build the rock climbing muscles you need over time to like climb out of that hole and I heard this really cool phrase, I'm going to butcher it but it's something along the lines of building the ability to bridge the gap between being thrown into that head space and recovering. So, let's say you hear a song and it triggers you and then, you spend 18 hours in this place where you're just overwhelmed by emotion. Then, after a couple of years of hearing that song every once in a while and being triggered another ways, then that gap goes from 18 hours to 45 minutes. Then, a couple of years later, you experience some other stuff and then, maybe that goes to three hours and seven minutes. It's not going to be linear but over time, there will be a general trend, if you consciously work at it where you can bridge that gap so I'm constantly experiencing stimulus that is extremely mentally and emotionally taxing and I don't task myself with avoiding that stimulus or with immediately overcoming every time that pops up. I do task myself with improving my recovery time. Alyssa Scolari [31:13]: Yeah. Yeah. I love that. I love the way you put it and importantly, very importantly it's not linear, right? Sometimes it is going to be that you're lost for 18 hours after you get triggered. Sometimes, it's going to be 45 minutes. It really is sometimes about muscle, building up ... like you would be building up a muscle, like your training muscles at the gym but also life is hard and even after we are abused, there are still things that can leave us triggered and traumatized, right? Just because we've experienced childhood abuse does not exempt us from the other painful things that life brings. Johnny Crowder [31:54]: Yeah, dude, I picture it a lot like a sunburn. If you've ever had a real bad sunburn and then someone comes and gives you a hug and pats you on the back and you're like ... I think there's a misconception around trauma where it's like, well, only things related to your trauma are really going to be harder for you, everything else is going to be normal. That's like saying, well, only the sun can hurt your sunburn. No, lots of different stuff. I mean, my shirt rubbing against my back hurts my sunburn. Alyssa Scolari [32:26]: Everything. Right, when you have sunburn, everything hurts it. Johnny Crowder [32:29]: Yeah. So it's difficult to describe to someone who hasn't experienced that, it's not just things in that specific category, that might exacerbate what I'm feeling. Basically, anything that touches that thing, I'm just already sore. I'm pre-sore. So if you go out into the world, and you wear a shirt or you lean against a chair or something, and it doesn't hurt your back, probably because you don't have a sunburn. I have a sunburn, so you might not be able to see it because it's covered by my shirt, but I might not be able to wear a backpack, even though you can and I will be able to later, because I won't be as sunburned and it won't hurt as bad, but right now, it's tough to explain to someone that something as seemingly innocuous and not related to your pain as a backpack could exacerbate the pain that they can't even see. Alyssa Scolari [33:28]: Yeah. Yeah, I think that's a beautiful way of putting it. A really, really beautiful way of putting it and it really drives home exactly what it feels like. It's brilliant. I'm going to have to marinate on that, actually because I think it's ... Johnny Crowder [33:44]: Me too. I just said it right now and I'm like, "Dang, that kind of works." So, I immediately thought it too. Alyssa Scolari [33:48]: You just came up with that. Johnny Crowder [33:49]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [33:51]: I have been here to witness this brilliance, because it is an incredible way of putting it. It really truly is and even for non-trauma survivors, I think it's a wonderful way to help people to understand what it can be like, so thank you for that. So, I want to ask you about what you're doing now, tell me what you're doing? So I read about it in your bio. Tell me more about Cope Notes because I love this idea. Johnny Crowder [34:18]: I appreciate the kind words. They are not lost on me and I don't want to fast forward into this part without saying thank you for being so supportive. Cope Notes is, in just a sentence or two, we use daily text messages to improve mental and emotional health. Then every text that we send is written by a peer with lived experience. It's reviewed by mental health professionals and then, delivered at random times to train your brain to think in healthier patterns. So, you're going through your day and you're sitting at a stoplight or your boss is yelling at you or whatever, and your phone buzzes and it's an interruption to a negative thought pattern, so an exercise or adrenaline pump or a psychology fact and it breaks that pattern of negative thought, negative emotion. Provides a catalyst for positive thoughts so that as the weeks and months and years pass, with that consistent positive stimulus, your brain starts to prioritize new neural pathways associated with those coping strategies. So that might have sounded a little tech and psychology heavy but really, we just use text messages to help you cope with anxiety, loneliness, stress, fear, depression, you name it. Alyssa Scolari [35:32]: Right, you're rewiring the brain, which all the listeners out there ... you all know this is my candy. I love talking about this stuff. Johnny Crowder [35:43]: Yeah. Alyssa Scolari [35:45]: Because right, what you're doing is A, you're providing support in the moment for people who often feel very, very alone but I think on a long term goal, what you're doing is you're rewiring that brain, you're forming new neural pathways, which helps hugely in trauma recovery, because as we know, trauma literally changes the brain. Johnny Crowder [36:09]: Yup. That's the coolest part that I don't think a lot of people know. You've done your readings. So you know this stuff, but I bet maybe half the listeners have, and they already know this and half of this is going to be new information. We don't say change your brain as in this like ephemeral metaphorical thing. It's like literally, physical parts of your brain are moving and rearranging themselves physically, like you can observe it and that's what's always fascinates ... so, I went to school for psych. It's always fascinated me that the brain doesn't metaphorically change or figuratively change, like literally the folds and the synapses and stuff, it's like this living breathing organism and that's me. Alyssa Scolari [36:55]: Yeah. I think that's one of the first things that I teach my clients who step into my office for help with trauma is like, "Okay, well, first, let's validate this and let's talk about what's happening in your brain," because this isn't like ... right, because then it becomes, if not, people then go into like, "Well, what's wrong with me? Why am I acting like this?" It's like, "Well, this is what's happening in your brain right now." Johnny Crowder [37:17]: Yup. Alyssa Scolari [37:17]: It gets a real thing. Your brain has literally changed itself. Johnny Crowder [37:22]: That's so awesome. Alyssa Scolari [37:23]: Yes. I love all brain stuff. So then, Cope Notes is also a podcast, right? Johnny Crowder [37:31]: Yeah, so there's the Cope Notes podcast and we are between seasons at this current moment at the time of recording, but there's like 40 episodes that are already up, that listeners can go check out and basically, we created the podcast to give people who don't commonly have a voice in the mental health conversation and opportunity to speak. So if like every ... and trust me, I work with a lot of clinicians, I love clinicians. Clinicians have changed my life but pretty much every podcast, mental health podcast I listened to is like doctor this and doctor that and researcher this and researcher that. I'm like, let's hear from the tattoo artists and the barbers, and the janitors- Alyssa Scolari [38:12]: The people who have been in it. Yes. Johnny Crowder [38:13]: Yeah, what are their experiences with mental health, because the longer we relegate mental health to be this, like clinical phenomenon and not like very much a lifestyle conversation, the longer stigma will prevail? Alyssa Scolari [38:28]: Absolutely, because it's not ... mental health doesn't just stop at Dr. John Smith, right, who has this PhD. Again, not that that's not a wonderful thing, right? I'm a therapist. Great, we like clinicians, but we normalize mental health and when we start hearing from people who are typically ... sent messages that they're not allowed to talk about this stuff, so when we start asking them to use their voice, that's affecting real change and real fight against stigma. Johnny Crowder [39:03]: Dude, and think about this too, how many people have experienced something related to mental health, which is literally everybody who then feel like, "Well, my opinion isn't really valid, like, I'm only a nanny or I'm only a graphic designer," and that's what we're trying to really attack is you don't need a doctorate to share your opinions and thoughts and experiences and your coping strategies with people. Your voice is valid in the mental health conversation, regardless of whether or not you think it's valid. Alyssa Scolari [39:37]: Yes, and nobody ... right, regardless of who is speaking and whatever degree they may have, nobody can tell you how to navigate your journey better than you. Johnny Crowder [39:52]: That's honestly ... to speak candidly, that is such annoying advice. I'm picturing myself when I was younger. So, I saw a number of different care providers and I was seeing therapists and psychiatrists and stuff, that was like a common theme where it was like, I had to take responsibility and I was like, "No, no, make it someone else's job." I so didn't want to hear it, but it's kind of like what we were talking about earlier, there is this very bizarre sense of freedom in that too, where if you can shift it from ... there's lots of this like, obligation talk like, "Well, no one else is going to do it for you, you got to do it," and it feels very drill-sergeanty. That doesn't really resonate with me. I know, it works for some people, but the way that ... the framing that helps me is I don't have an obligation to help myself, I have an opportunity to help myself and that feels to me so much more hopeful and positive and less like incriminating. It's not making it my fault. It's like, "Hey, dude, you don't have to wait for somebody else to do this. You can start doing stuff today." I'm like, "Oh, for real?" There's like an empowering sentiment to it, that it took me maybe a decade to wrap my head around. Alyssa Scolari [41:13]: Yeah, I think that it's much more empowering to phrase it like that and I think, I like changing the wording of that kind of stuff. I'm a big fan of that, but also in like, every day, right? The people who will like come into my office and be like, "I have to go to work." It's like, you don't have to do anything. You actually don't, right? I work with teenagers, right? Johnny Crowder [41:37]: That's awesome. Alyssa Scolari [41:38]: I work with teenagers, and they come in and they're like, "I have to empty your fucking dishwasher tonight." I'm like, "You actually don't. You don't have to. Just because somebody told you to, doesn't mean you have to. You get to, you choose to," right? That doesn't mean that we're exempt from consequences but you don't have to do anything because none of us like being told what to do. So the second we switch that from, "This is your responsibility. This is your obligation," right? To like, "No, this is what you can do. You can get up and go to work today or you can call out, right? You can do whatever you want to do." Johnny Crowder [42:16]: Dude, that line is so hard to find. I'm looking back on my early days in OCD treatment. There's a difference ... a lot of people say, "You can do it, you can do it," because I would say like, "Oh, I can't step on cracks." If someone says, you can step on cracks, it's negating what I say but if you say it exactly like you said it, you said, "You can step on cracks. You don't have to, you can choose not to step on cracks," but don't say that you can't because you and I both know that if you had to, you could step on a crack. So you ... like once you remind somebody that they're making the choice, because like, "Oh, well, my OCD says I can't step on the cracks," and my doctor is like, "Well, that's not you. That's your OCD." Alyssa Scolari [43:02]: That's not you, yeah. Johnny Crowder [43:04]: So you can choose to say, "Yes, OCD, I will avoid cracks," or you can say, "You know what, today I'm going to step on a crack because I choose what I do, not you." It's a crazy, empowering feeling. Alyssa Scolari [43:18]: It is. It's the best. No, I think that shift, right, it's subtle but it packs a punch in terms of treatment and recovery and all that good stuff. So I know I have ... I've kept you on here for a while. Thank you. There's so many good things for us to talk about. I feel like we have only barely scratched the surface. So, if people want to find you, they can ... because you have the Cope Notes app, right? It's an app that you offer. Johnny Crowder [43:49]: No, it's actually not an app. Alyssa Scolari [43:50]: It's not an app, what is- Johnny Crowder [43:52]: It's just, you go to copenotes.com and you type in your phone number. So nothing to download, no appointments or anything like that. No software updates. You just go to the website, copenotes.com and you type in your number and voila. Alyssa Scolari [44:05]: Beautiful and then, people also ... your podcast, people can find you basically wherever. Johnny Crowder [44:12]: Yeah, the Cope Notes podcast is wherever you listen to podcasts and then also a couple shameless plugs, I did get a head talk about Cope Notes and about some of the neuroscience stuff that we talked about today. So if there are any nerds listening like us right now, definitely go on YouTube and just search Johnny Crowder TED talk and you'll find. Then also, I do a fair amount of music still. Music has been a part of my life. It's like my primary coping mechanism. So if anyone enjoys rock or metal, or even if you don't, please go look up the band, Prison. We have a record called still alive. We talk a lot about suicide prevention. We have literally have a song called mental illness. Definitely go check out the band, because we talk about a lot of the stuff that we've discussed here, but maybe in a little more aggressive package, but it's still pretty cool. Alyssa Scolari [45:13]: I love it. Now, if I ... so the link where I read your bio, can I just ... if I link that in the show notes, people will be able to find all that, right, because I'm checking it out now and it has a link for Prison. It has the Cope Notes. It has your TED Talk all that good stuff. Johnny Crowder [45:31]: Yeah, you share whatever you think makes the most sense. Alyssa Scolari [45:35]: Perfect. So for the listeners out there, there will be a link in the show notes, so go check that out and then you will have access all in one page to everything that Johnny is talking about today. Johnny, thank you so much for being on the show. I appreciate it. This is my first episode back after taking a couple weeks off. So it was a good one. Thank you so much for your vulnerability. Johnny Crowder [46:03]: Absolutely and thanks for having me, but also for people listening. I just don't want any listener to overlook the fact that they just spent 45 minutes listening to a conversation like this that speaks about your character, just like my friend who mentioned that thing to me in confidence, that made me feel like, "Wow, I didn't even know she thought on that level." The fact that you've spent 45 minutes listening to this and engaging with this conversation speaks volumes about the type of person you are and the work that you're doing in your life. So don't just turn this off or listen to another podcast straight away, like stew in this for a minute or two after this finishes playing and realize like you're doing really important work and making a huge difference by spending your time this way and we both applaud you. Alyssa Scolari [46:53]: 1,000%. I agree with that you, as the listeners are phenomenal human beings fighting every day to make life a little bit lighter, and that is what this podcast is all about. So thank you, we appreciate all of you and take good care. I will be holding everybody in the light, and until next week. Thank you, Johnny. Thanks for listening everyone. For more information please head over to lightaftertrauma.com or you can also follow us on social media, on Instagram, we are @lightaftertrauma and on Twitter it is @lightafterpod. Lastly, please head over to patreon.com/lightaftertrauma to support our show. We are asking for $5 a month, which is the equivalent to a cup of coffee at Starbucks. So please head on over again, that's patreon.com/lightaftertrauma. Thank you and we appreciate your support.

BSN Denver Nuggets Podcast
Why Michael Porter Jr. should be the favorite for Most Improved Player

BSN Denver Nuggets Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 62:00


Harrison and Brendan break down the Nuggets' preseason schedule, Bones Hyland's number change and give their early predictions and sleeper picks for the NBA's regular season awards. Should Michael Porter Jr. be the favorite for Most Improved Player?

Kreckman & Lindahl
Kreckman & Lindahl Hour Two 8/18/21

Kreckman & Lindahl

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:18


0:00 Nick Kosmider of The Athletic joins K&L to get his notes from Broncos training camp including his thoughts on Drew Lock working on his turnover troubles, if he envisions more athleticism from Lock this season, if fans should be concerned that they have yet to see Courtland Sutton, and more. 13:01 Michael Porter Jr. is the betting favorite to win Most Improved Player of the Year. 23:36 Vic Fangio says he may play starters in the final week of the preseason. 32:48 Trevor Story is red hot in August. Also, the Washington Football Team has narrowed down a new team name to a few options.

The Long Shot with Duncan Robinson and Davis Reid
Episode 24: Ryan Anderson | “We're so far off the rails”

The Long Shot with Duncan Robinson and Davis Reid

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 106:26


This week the guys are joined by the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2012 and Duncan's former teammate, Ryan Anderson. He sits down with Duncan and Davis to discuss watching Duncan's growth, his unique timing in the league, the three point era, and playing with James Harden. He and Duncan also unpack learning to deal with adversity, the pressure of playing on the world's biggest stage, and why mental health is so important in the NBA. The discussion ends with a legendary UNDrafted segment, as Ryan takes over to ask his own questions. Before all of that, Duncan and Davis discuss a recent airport fiasco in Denver, how the game has shifted away from traditional big men, Nigeria vs. USA, and the pressure of PKs vs. late-game free throws.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices