A good friend of mine, who unfortunately does not get mentioned in this WANE, is both a Broncos fan and an Arizona basketball fan. He also lives in New York and went to the Super Bowl. Needless to say, Matt felt this was the worst sports weekend ever.
In this WANE we discuss how Arizona adjusts moving forward and Spencer has something of a pep talk at the tail end of it all. The Wildcats are going to be fine, don’t read message boards or ESPN comments, listen to WANE:
0:00 – First musical intro. Thoughts?
0:54 – Spencer inadvertently admits that we recorded another WANE prior to this one.
0:58 – Positivity! “Let’s talk about things going forward!” And then Spencer shows some East Bay love to Elliot Pitts.
1:59 – Adam’s debut in this WANE and he drops the term “macro” and discusses Arizona’s program and Miller’s body of work. Also a complete WANE moment when he dives into Big 12 hoops. Big mistake. But who drops “macro” outside of a corporate office. Comeonman.
4:00 – A weird noise occurs.
4:20 – Aaron Gordon’s role seemingly moves from the three to the four where many think he’s best suited. He moves closer to the basket which could help him considering he’s 9-37 over the past three games.
5:25 – TJ McConnell the scorer?
6:40 – Some effusing on Brandon and how good he is and what a bummer not getting to play is including some awkward talk about things that get Adam sad.
8:45 – Team chemistry conversation. It’s referenced, but don’t go watch the Kevin Ware video.
10:19 – Adam egregiously butchers the names of two different Jewish sports journalists. It’s really effing brutal.
11:33 – A budding conversation on how Arizona is still the conference favorite. But different.
12:07 – Is Arizona still a national title contending team? (hint: Yes.)
14:07 – What direction do the Wildcats take from here? A discussion of Matt Korcheck.
15:20 – SHOUT OUT TO TUCSON’S SABINO HIGH SCHOOL (who I once beat, 7-2, with 10Ks)
15:56 – Are the reserves reserves because they’re not good, they’re just not as good, or what? They’re going to play now.
16:56 – Grant Jerrett?
17:29 – McDonald’s AA bragging.
17:49 – Smaller Cats: what’s that like and more Elliott Pitts, East Bay love.
19:04 – Another weird noise…
19:25 – Was the panic button tickled? An eventual PSA from WANE to not read the comments. Plus, Spencer with a phenomenal pop-culture analogy.
20:14 – The first mention of an actual game in the post-Ashley era. Adam wishes the Ducks good luck
22:36 – A STAT!
24:19 – ANOTHER AWESOME STAT!
24:47 – Spencer forgets his last point then goes on again about Pitts
25:26 – Public Service Announcement
25:29 – THE SPENCER B SMITH PEP TALK TO WILDCAT NATION!