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Mother Finance, its 3rd and punt!

Mother Finance, its 3rd and punt!

September 24, 2022

Recorded 21 September 2022

(00:22) Roll call/presents & What Caught Your Attention/Whatdya Miss?

(12:01) Football Codes – AFL: Startling allegations out of Hawthorn. We reflect on the Finals so far (Nath goes to Collingwood and Fremantle at the MCG); Grand Final predictions and final thoughts.

(41:36) Football Codes – College Football: Strongholds pay to be upset and the story of an old kicker. NFL: Thoughts on Weeks 1 & 2 of the NFL (with a focus on some crazy comebacks). Soccer: Arsenal play youngest ever Premier League player Ethan Nwaneri

(56:49) What Made Stu Say Bloody Hell?

(58:50) Tennis: Brief reflections on the world of men’s and women’s tennis after the US Open – with love for Iga Swiatek (Nath squeezes in an Ariel Hukporti NBL reference).

(1:07:37) Final Thoughts

118. Blokes Banter IV

118. Blokes Banter IV

September 16, 2022

(Recorded 28 August 2022)

(00:22) Intro

(01:24) Movie Review: Hustle

(15:53) NBA at 75 European team

(23:50) Events we wish we saw live Part 1

(1:03:26) Final Thoughts

117. Re-drafting the 1991 NBA Draft lottery with the benefit of hindsight (and more)

117. Re-drafting the 1991 NBA Draft lottery with the benefit of hindsight (and more)

September 7, 2022

Recorded 19 August 2022

(00:29) Intro, background & the strong NBL connection

(08:20) Rules & the real picks

(10:00) Picks 1-3

(25:45) Picks 4-6 

(38:40) Picks 7-10

(48:45) Picks 11-13

(56:00) Other notes and stories about 1991 NBA draftees (including Luc Longley & other RIPs)

(1:10:30) Final Thoughts 

 

Check out our Re-draft of the 1990 NBA Draft in Episode 110!

116. Thunderstruck (Sir Swamp Thing Appreciation Society)

116. Thunderstruck (Sir Swamp Thing Appreciation Society)

September 1, 2022

Recorded 28 August 2022

(00:22) Introduction/What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss?

(09:48) Basketball - NBA: How should Oklahoma City Thunder fans feel about the Chet Holmgren injury?; Kevin Durant staying in Brooklyn (for now); Pat Beverly to Lakers

(31:44) Basketball - NBL: Expansion on the cards again? Shaq's visit to Australia

(36:44) Football codes - AFL: Round 23 wrap; Who won tips?; Thoughts heading into Finals; The 2023 All-Australian team.

(59:58) Football codes - NFL: Nath had his Fantasy NFL draft (but promises not to talk about it too much this season); Bills punter Matt Araiza's alleged rape.

(1:06:21) What Made Stu Say Bloody Hell? 

(1:08:55) Cricket: Are tournaments like the 6ixty and the Hundred ruining cricket? Virat Kohli's decline/Jimmy Anderson keeps on keeping on

(1:21:14) Tennis quick hits

(1:24:20) Final Thoughts

115. Weight and see… you later!

115. Weight and see… you later!

August 23, 2022

Recorded 19 August 2022

(00:22) Introduction; Congratulations to the Jinja Assassin for claiming Australia's Air Guitar Championship once again, he's off to Oulu for Worlds!!! Good luck fine sir.

(02:25) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss?

(17:22) Basketball - NBA: RIP Bill Russell - #6 retired league-wide; LeBron re-signs; some schedule talk (Christmas Day games); Iggy doesn't practise what he preaches.

(28:22) Basketball - NBL: Rayjon Tucker has good intentions with the Aussie lingo and was looking for footy tickets!; JackJumpers sell out memberships in record time; Hugo teaming up with Victor Wembanyama at Metropolitans 92.

(30:00) Football codes - AFL: Melbourne destroy Brisbane at home to reassert premiership credentials/what's to come in the rest of Round 23; Who can win it all?. Quick hits: Maurice Rioli Jnr; Tipping; Essendon's woes; Clarko ends up at North; Mark of the week nominations - How does he do it!?; Patrick Cripps lucky?

(40:46) Football codes - NFL: DeShaun Watson's punishment extended (till the date he plays his old team); Antonio Brown is modest; Random stats.

(45:45) What Made Stu Say Bloody Hell? 

(49:20) Golf: Scotty Scheffler sends Cam Smith a message.

(54:32) Cricket:  Kevin O'Brien & Lizelle Lee retire; Recent T20 Internationals (Michael Bracewell gets a hat-trick in first ever T20I over)

(1:00:40) Final Thoughts

114. Great Sport Chokes V

114. Great Sport Chokes V

August 18, 2022

Recorded 6 August 2022

(00:22) Intro (with corrections)

(02:12) Football AFL: 1970 VFL Grand Final - Carlton Blues v Collingwood Magpies 

(34:50) Ice Hockey: 2022 Mason Cup Final - Minnesota State v Bemidji State (and the officials who brought everyone back!)

(43:00) Final Thoughts

 

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113. Speed Bumps, Scandals and a Slew of dick jokes!

113. Speed Bumps, Scandals and a Slew of dick jokes!

August 10, 2022

Recorded 6 August 2022

(00:22) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss?

(12:22) Basketball - NBA: RIP Bill Russell

(06:24) Basketball - NBL: More recent signings; Christmas Game; Open Air Game; Play-in 'tournament'.

(36:47) Basketball - NBA: Wilt Chamberlain stats & Johnathan Kuminga's dubious nickname

(39:43) What Made Stu Say Bloody Hell? 

(42:25) Football codes - Several recent great games have whetted our appetite for finals; Collingwood's streak extended to 11 games after top of the table win over Melbourne; '8-point' & danger games to come; Standing items: How many teams can win it all? Umpires. Retirements. Adelaide Crows training camp saga continues

(1:09:12) Football codes - NRL: Player revolt over Manly Sea Eagles Pride jerseys

(1:15:45) Football codes - NFL: 11544 DeShaun Watson & Miami Dolphins suspensions

(1:24:20) Final Thoughts

 

112. Doing a Bradbury

112. Doing a Bradbury

August 4, 2022

Recorded 14 May 2022

 

(00:25) Intro (speed skating)

(04:37) Stephen Bradbury's early speed skating journey

(08:04) Bradbury's (somewhat) improbable run at the 2002 Winter Olympics

(16:20) Bradbury's previous injuries 

(18:47) Examples of pulling a Bradbury in other sports (including a heavy dose of basketball of course!)

(35:00) Macquarie's definition of 'Doing a Bradbury'

(40:26) Final Thoughts

 

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111. Christmas in July 2022

111. Christmas in July 2022

July 29, 2022

Recorded 27 July 2022

Christmas in July: Whether they're naughty or nice, everyone gets a somewhat appropriate 'gift'!

 

(00:22) Intro

(02:07) Naughty

(34:05) Naughty & Nice

(43:23) Nice

(51:48) Final Thoughts

 

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110. Re-drafting the 1990 NBA Draft lottery with the benefit of hindsight (and more)

110. Re-drafting the 1990 NBA Draft lottery with the benefit of hindsight (and more)

July 21, 2022

Recorded 9 July 2022

(00:23) Intro, background & 'Rules' of the re-draft

(08:00) Picks 1-3

(17:43) Picks 4-6 (including 'trivia without notice')

(26:55) Picks 7-9

(37:30) Picks 10-13

(45:15) Other notes and stories about 1990 NBA draftees (including RIPs)

(54:49) Final Thoughts 

109. LIV and Let Live (it’s not a show without Shohei)

109. LIV and Let Live (it’s not a show without Shohei)

July 14, 2022

(00:21) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss?

(9:58) Basketball. Australian Basketball Hall of Fame inductees (Andrew Gaze elevated to legend status)

North America: Thoughts on NBA Finals (with a flashback to ep 70 an NBA season preview episode); We talk as fans about our favourite teams, Stu on the OKC Thunder and then Nath on the San Antonio Spurs (DeJounte Murray trade); Several stars and impact players sign extensions; Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Minnesota (Timberwolves on the rise/Utah rebuilding); Kevin Durant situation; Stu has random trivia about averages. WNBA: Sabrina Ionescu has first 30 point triple double. Isiah Thomas calls Jordan out about "freezing out" game.

(44:51) Tennis: Crazy tournament includes Serena Williams being knocked out in the 1st set, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina losing in most anticlimactic way possible, Rafael Nadal withdrawing after winning quarters to give Kygrios a walk into the final which had not yet been played at time of recording (should there be lucky losers?) and hypocrisy of Russion/Belarussion bans (particularly on women's side of the draw). Also obligatory asterisk talk.

(56:19) Cricket: Sri Lanka win ODIs over Australia 3-2; Australia win first test and in commanding position in 2nd test at time of recording. India wrap up 'extended' tour of England (and tumbling records).

(1:04:20) AFL: We try to shake off a bit of general apathy a month and a half outside of finals. Including standing items: umpiring and rules (and length of games) & how many teams can win it this season? Also includes: Vince Rugari feels lonely at the SCG; Dogs to miss finals again? (as usual after a grand final appearance).

(1:12:32) Golf: The chips don't fall the right way for Will Zalatoris; Andrew Ruthkoski goes alright; LIV vs PGA; Jason Kokrak goes for a 'joy ride' mid round. 

(1:20:11) Final Thoughts 

108. Brad Rosen (fondly remembers Challenge Stadium)

108. Brad Rosen (fondly remembers Challenge Stadium)

July 7, 2022

(00:22) Introduction

(01:57) Early career; Travel, the 'doomsday double' and best teams/opponents/favourite venues.

(14:08) The move from winter to summer and tv coverage

(18:01) Winning championships as a coach/pressures of coaching and coaching in Australia

(25:40) Media & commentating

(29:14) Lauren Jackson rejoins Australian Opals (after Liz Cambage saga)

(31:13) Perth Wildcats' woes (and many of the players liked CoScoMo!)

(33:55) Adelaide 36ers' signings (and CJ Bruton)

(34:51) MAILBAG

(38:20) Favourite Live Experience and farewell

(42:34) Final Thoughts

 

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107. NBA Draft Special (Aussie & NBL Prospects with Alex Loughton, Peter Hooley & Brad Rosen)

107. NBA Draft Special (Aussie & NBL Prospects with Alex Loughton, Peter Hooley & Brad Rosen)

June 29, 2022

Recorded 25 June 2022 (with other clips from interviews on 26 May & 7 June)

(00:00) Thanks very much Alex Loughton, Peter Hooley & Brad Rosen for their contributions to this episode!

(00:35) Introduction

(03:24) Context - the NBL & the Next Stars Program

(12:10) Dyson Daniels – Pick #8 New Orleans Pelicans

(22:35) Ousmane Dieng – Pick #11 Oklahoma City Thunder (via New York Knicks)

(32:49) Luke Travers – Pick #54 Cleveland Cavaliers. (Stats on players selected this late and their prospects of success).

(46:20) Hugo Besson – Pick #58 Milwaukee Bucks (via Indiana Pacers).

(56:27) Kai Sotto – undrafted

(58:58) Makur Maker – future prospect

(1:00:36) The best of the rest – other NBA prospects: Xavier Cooks, Jack White, Robert Franks, Vic Law, Justinian Jessup, Chris Goulding, Dejan Vasiljevic, Bul Kuol, Ariel Hukporti, Jo Lual-Acuil & Duop Reath.

(1:06:36) Final Thoughts

 

Other Prospects discussed throughout the episode: Tyrese Proctor, Victor Wembanyama, Didi Louzada & Jonah Bolden.

 

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106. Great Sport Chokes IV

106. Great Sport Chokes IV

June 22, 2022

Recorded 14 May 2022

(00:25) Baseball - Game 6 2003 NLCS Chicago Cubs v Tampa Bay Rays: Steve Bartman

(25:58) Football World Cup Qualifiers (CONCACAF) -  Team USA v Trinidad & Tobago (2017)

(38:45) Final Thoughts

 

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105. Bloody Hell, it’s a Commodius COVID Catch-Up!

105. Bloody Hell, it’s a Commodius COVID Catch-Up!

June 15, 2022

Recorded 12 June 2022

(00:25) Intro (Nath has COVID-19)

(03:02) Basketball: NBL1 & NBL - Stuey attends Warwick Senators loss v Geraldton Buccaneers and Adelaide confirm Antonius Cleveland and Robert Franks signings.

(05:02) Basketball: NBA - Max's 3 becomes a 2 in Miami; Random thoughts on NBA Finals Games 1-4

(19:53) French Open: Iga Swiatek & Rafael Nadal win (but lots of love for Coco Gauff too)

(27:07) AFL: Tips. Pain for 2021 grand finalists as Melbourne's demons continue with Steven May dust-up & the dog days continue in Melbourne's Western suburbs with Bailey Smith's insult to suspension.

(35:35) A What Made Stu (and Nath) Say Bloody Hell Smorgasbord: Bryson Worrell's pretty good with both hands; Texas tackles (in baseball); Biniam Girmay has an unfortunate celebration; Luis Carlos Chia & Claudio Roncancio keep their injuries in the family; Sri Lanka bounce back and Nepalese wonders in the T20s (while the Prague Barbarians show how to run between the wickets); Where in the World was Byron Catillo born!? & Terrifying tackles to pesky pitch invaders in the MLS.

(50:23) Congratulations to Sam Kerr: the PFA Player of the Year!

(50:46) Final Thoughts

104. Peter Hooley (and a very special MAILBAG)

104. Peter Hooley (and a very special MAILBAG)

June 9, 2022

Recorded 7 June 2022.

(00:25) Introduction

(01:53) Interview: Peter Hooley (Basketball). Thoughts on the rumoured Adelaide 36ers signings; Junior football and being related to footy royalty (the Aishs in the SANFL and James Aish in the AFL); College at University of Albany and early basketball career (Aussie college pipelines, Selection Sunday, the NCAA tournament and playing against future NBA talent, 'The Shot' against Stony Brook); Professional career in England and Australia; Winning the NBL Championship for Melbourne United (against the team he supported as a child) & NBLxNBA.

(39:10) MAILBAG.

(40:36) Favourite live sporting moment

(45:24) Final Thoughts

103. Scott Roth Appreciation Society (with Alex Loughton)

103. Scott Roth Appreciation Society (with Alex Loughton)

June 2, 2022

Recorded 26 May 2022.

(00:25) Introduction

(05:30) Interview: Alex Loughton (Basketball). Thoughts on 2022 season, playoffs and finals (with congratulations to the Sydney Kings and big wraps for Tasmania JackJumpers' coach Scott Roth); Reflections/thoughts on each team heading towards season 2023.

(1:10:09) Final Thoughts

 

Check out our other chats with Alex in episodes 38 & 53.

102. Great Sport Chokes III

102. Great Sport Chokes III

May 25, 2022

Recorded 8 March 2022

(00:25) Intro

(03:44) Basketball - 1993 NCAA Championship - North Carolina v Michigan: Chris Webber

(30:29) What Made Stu Say Bloody Hell? (2022 ATP administrators)

(32:52) Football (NFL) - 2017 Super Bowl 51: Atlanta Falcons v New England Patriots

(43:35) Outro

 

Check out Episode 72 Great Sport Chokes I & Ep 75 Great Sport Chokes II

101. NBL 2022 Grand Final Wrap & the Road Ahead

101. NBL 2022 Grand Final Wrap & the Road Ahead

May 18, 2022

Recorded 14 May 2022

(00:25) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss? (Part 1)

(00:46) What Made Stu (and Nath) Say Bloody Hell?

(03:32) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss? (Part 2) - with NBA

(08:52) NBL

(48:30) The Road Ahead

(53:49) What Are You Amped For?/Final Thoughts

100. There’s a Reason They Play the Games!

100. There’s a Reason They Play the Games!

May 8, 2022

Recorded 5 May 2022

(00:25) What Caught Your Attention and Whatdya Miss?

(08:50) NBL

(42:34) NBA

(1:06:50) AFL

(1:21:24) What Are You Amped For?

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