This week’s WANE features Season 2’s first guest and definitive expert: the Arizona Daily Star’s Pac-12 Pundit, Zack Rosenblatt. With his expertise at our fingertips, we talk long and try to get to the bottom of exactly what to make of what’s shaping up to be a poor Pac-12 season. A few highlights before The Table: POYs, Arizona, COYs, Arizona, NCAAs, stocks, UCLArizona.
Big thanks to Zack for joining.
WANE (and on SoundCloud):
0:27 – FIRST GUEST OF SEASON 2! ZACK ROSENBLATT OF TUCSON.COM, THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR, HE IS THE PAC-12 PUNDIT
1:21 – The Pundit – How Zack came to be
2:15 – Is this Pac-12 Rock Bottom as compared to 2012 or just compared to life’s Rock Bottom?
2:49 – Zack almost swears. Adjusts. The trials of live, un-editable, delayed distribution
5:15 – And we’re onto the Dance! How many teams are going to the NCAAs? Is there anyone we’re not talking about that could or should be discussed? (no)
7:43 – So what happened to Colorado? Scott’s still out and Xavier Johnson is back, and bless Spencer for asking whether or not the Buffs could make it into the discussion.
9:40 – As a Pac-12 basketball fan…What do we watch anymore? The Pac isn’t good.
10:34 – A Bill Walton reference and that miserable reference (by Adam) of what a six-point lead really means in low possession basketball.
11:20 – A CHALLENGE TO ASKIA BOOKER
13:12 – In discussing exciting forthcoming Pac-12 games, Adam and Spencer announce their visit to Seattle; Zack to Mardi Gras.
13:48 – Arizona @ Utah isn’t getting the love it should. What’s up with Pac-12 on a national level?
17:21 – A mid-season conference best players conversation.
18:30 – Here’s where Adam limited the entire Pac-12 race…And sticks to it.
19:00 – Zack throws TJ McConnell into the POY mix.
20:17 – Adam says the word “sexy” wayyyyy too many times and then proposes a conspiracy theory?
22:10 – Who are some of the better bigs in the conference? Where does Rondae fit in?
24:59 – Yes. Adam and Spencer begin to bring Zack to the KenPom-side. And a discussion of ASU goes deep…apologetic?
26:04 – You should watch The Drive and Adam wrote not 800 words about it but rather 1183. Woof.
27:06 – Coach of the Year conversation. Two horse race or is Sean Miller in it, too?
30:00 – Major Texas tangent and some strong sentiments on the Longhorn program
30:48 – What was the best basketball game of the year so far in a season with few great teams and decreased scoring. Adam admits to being a Pac-12 loser
32:17 – UCLA: Who are they what kind of team they might or could be?
33:12 – It took only 55 seconds to evolve a UCLA conversation into a conversation about Arizona basketball.
34:29 – Kaleb Tarczewski: Spencer promises an article and Zack’s already said it, what’s up with this guy?
36:55 – Are all of the Wildcats living together again?
38:39 – An all too long discussion of Spencer’s mom. Then Adam’s mom. Then Zack’s.
40:40 – A stock buying exercise! Who’s stock are you buying?
44:48 – Definitely worth a listen to Zack’s impersonation of Dana Altman
45:34 – Spencer tries to finish the Podcast BUT WE CAN’T BE STOPPED. THREE MORE MINUTES: McKale, Vegas, Jason Terry, and the Curtain of Distraction