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7/1 Episode of Poor Man’s PTI: Free Agency

A very poor showing by the US National soccer team means we’re left with rooting for Brazil and talking about free agency and creating a super NBA team.  Plus a new free agent has hit the market.

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This week’s topics include:

  • World Cup discussion
  • Will Lebron end up in Miami with Wade and Bosh (and Riley)?
  • Would a superteam be good for the NBA?
  • Michael Vick bday party shooting
  • Chris Simms busted for driving while marijuanaed up
  • Elin Woods now official rich and available (and still out of your league)

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6/24 Episode of Poor Man’s PTI: Erasing bad losses

After a week off, we’re back to discuss the NBA Finals, the NBA draft and Burton checks in from South Africa to give us his report on the World Cup.

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This week’s topics include:

  • Game 7 of the NBA Finals
  • Burton live from South Africa
  • North Korea’s amazing media machine
  • NBA Draft
  • Lawrence Taylor indicted
  • Is Cheerleading a sport?
  • The US needs a Secretary of Sports

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June 25 2009 episode of Poor Man’s PTI

Our show happens during the NBA draft so we intersperse all our discussion with the latest draft picks. You can download this week’s podcast directly (running time 90 mins) or subscribe to the feed.

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This week’s topics include:

  • Who are three people who’ve never been in my kitchen
  • Mark Sanchez’s sloppy seconds
  • That’s not how you spell Drew, Jrue
  • 30 days for Donte Stalworth
  • Where’s Manny’s remorse?
  • USA soccer upsets Spain
  • Who will have a longer career: Blake Griffin or Tyler Hansborough?
  • Allen Iverson Practice rap remix
  • NBA Draft talk with Trevor Freeman
  • Corrections with Stat Boy

Trivia question of the week:   Who was the only NBA champion to coach in the Super Bowl? (Answer after the jump.)

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2008 NBA Draft Grades: The Nerds- The Dropouts- And Everyone In Between

By David J. Cohen

Last night the draft proved to be as interesting as advertised. The mega deals didn’t go down during the draft but a mega move did take place afterwards. Now on to the report cards:

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The Guru’s 2008 NBA Draft Review

Team By Team Breakdown of Draft Picks

After year two of the NBA’s “one-and-done” experiment, a new crop of kids will be collecting millions of dollars, having their name plastered across ugly overpriced shoes and either joining the list of draft busts or draft steals.  Though this draft wasn’t as deep as drafts past, it still had a lot of quality players available.  But, as they always do, NBA GM’s and big wigs will find a way to screw up the future of their franchise.

Here’s a report card of the winners and losers from Thursday night.

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The Convoluted Picture that is the 2008 NBA Draft

By David J. Cohen

The NBA draft is extremely crucial toward building success and ultimately championships. Every team is one great pick away from possible glory. However, this year the draft shook out in an order that hurts many of the teams. If trades don’t happen early and often a lot of square pegs could find themselves in round holes. Here is a mock draft rundown of what the teams should do, and then what I think they will end up doing if they are picking at their respective spots.

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If I Were…

On the heels of the NBA Draft Lottery, teams are probably starting to rack their brains out trying to position themselves to make the most out of their selections. Fortunately, a know-it-all-like myself has never had a problem giving my two cents on what each lottery team should – or should not – do when the draft night rolls along.

These picks, however, are chosen without consideration to any potential trades. If any trade happens with at least one of these 14 teams, then all bets are off.

So without further ado, here’s my take on what each team’s General Manager should do to strike gold in the draft.

“IF I WERE…”

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The Guru’s 2008 Mock NBA Draft Lottery

The Guru Predicts The 2008 NBA Draft Lottery

The ping-pong balls are done bouncing and the Association has once again found a way to make all the conspiracy theorists, like myself, concoct new assumptions about its self-serving manipulation.

But far be it from me to ever question Mr. Stern or the integrity of his league, you know the league with the betting refs, the painfully predictable games, and the one that once employed Tom Tolbert; that league.

But I digress.  The next crop of “one-and-dones” is ready to start collecting millions of dollars while trying to avoid the ranks of Kwame Brown, Darius Miles, and Michael Olowokandi.  But unlike the aforementioned busts, this next generation of kids can at least say they know what a college gym looks like.

I still think the NBA should extend the age limit rule to two years removed from high school, forcing these kids to actually take notes in class instead of doodling sketches of their first ugly, over-priced shoe.

There I go getting off topic again…

Here’s how I think June’s lottery will shake out:

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2007 NBA Draft Review: Winners & Losers

Team By Team Breakdown of Picks

This year’s NBA draft was considered to be one of the deepest we’ve seen in a long while.  Normally I’d disagree with the experts and Jay Bilas, but this time they were right.  The new age limit rule has made all of these young kids go to someone’s college for at least a year and play against some better competition.  But no matter how deep a draft might be, some teams will still find a way to screw up their draft night and their franchise’s future.  Here is a report card of the winners and losers from last Thursday night.

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The Perfect Situation

Everyone knows second round picks in the NBA Draft are no sure things. They don’t have guaranteed salaries, and they damn sure don’t have a guaranteed roster spot. Each second round player has to earn his stripes in summer league action and show his team he was worth the pick, and more, that he’s worth keeping around.