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The Miami Heat Absolutely Suck at Tanking

miamiHeatBlowItUpIt’s painfully obvious to anyone with two eyes and a league pass subscription that the Miami Heat suck at tanking. Their big three are deeply committed to winning, fighting through injury and overcoming ennui to grit out one of the best records in the league after having won the last two NBA titles. Despite signing head cases and draft busts, and filling up his cap space with onerous contracts Pat Riley can’t seem to stop his team from winning. If Riley was half the GM that David Kahn was he’d have crippled his team with aging vets, disinterested journeyman and mediocre draft picks, and begun Riggin’ for Wiggins, but it appears that Riley just doesn’t have the competitive spirit necessary to truly bottom out a professional sports team in the name of improvement. Continue reading

Episode 116 – I’m Not Left-Handed, Either

In the 116th installment of this here podcast, Adam finally received his payment for winning The Bet, and we discussed Miami’s streak coming to an end, Chicago’s physical play in that game, the role that violence plays in sports and society, and the Western Conference’s seeding battle.

Episode Rundown

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:35 – Miami’s 27-game streak comes to an end
  • 07:55 – Chicago invokes “The Jordan Rules” to stop LeBron
  • 13:00 – Mike Tyson’s profound revelation about violence, sports, and society
  • 25:35 – Performances and Embarrassments of the Week
  • 38:10 – The Western Conference playoff battle

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