The last week of Pac-12 hoops has looked real 2011-12. The conference wore losses to Stony Brook, UNLV, Hawaii, and Cal State-Bakersfield. No one is impressed. It was like there was an onslaught of Holiday parties and everyone showed up to work the next day prepared to send two emails and take a 90-minute lunch at Hooters (guilty). Of course Stanford beat Texas in Austin, which we predicted. But the Cardinal also took a two week break at the beginning of December to handle any Holiday partying. Additionally, they’re just weird. We’ll call it the KU-Dayton Theory.
In other news, someone got me a copy of The Interview [fist bump emoji]. Kim Jung Un has not showed up at my house. Yet.
Happy New Years Everyone. See you on the 15. Conference play starts this week. Continue reading →
With this we introduce WANE: The PacHoops Podcast. It’s our first and we’ve been discussing getting this thing going for 10-months or 6-weeks depending on whether you ask me (Adam) or Spencer (Spencer). Give it a listen:
And whoa it was easy to produce. Now we’ll make no bones about it: E1S1 – On the Air at Last is raw as sushi but we got it up like grandpa with a blue pill. Like a tent in the rain. Like Askia Booker for the win. Because at PacHoops we don’t let perfection get in the way of done.
Enjoy. Here’s a table of talking points to find the exact insight you want. And by the way, WANE stands for we are not experts. Jam it:
1:27 – More Buffalo love following Booker’s big shot. Spencer aptly uses the phrase “PROGRAM WIN”
4:53 – Spencer asks what the conference’s top story is and Adam says he takes his homer hat off but then talks about how great #1 Arizona is. It’s also roommate Tim’s first background noise appearance. He’s talking to a friend in Fiji. This is also the segment with a token “UW won the conference but didn’t make the NCAA tournament the Pac-12 was rock bottom” reference. Spencer pumps the Buffs.
6:56 – Randomly a UCLA discussion emerges
9:56 – Transition to Cal and the whereabouts of Richard Solomon
10:08 – Tangent about the internet and the use of “Six Degrees of Schedule Separation” to navigate ESPN.
10:59 – Return to Cal/Richard Solomon
12:15 – Complete tangent on UC-Santa Barbara because we are not experts
13:04 – Attempted smooth transition into UNLV-Arizona
13:41 – Roommate Tim is cited as a reference
16:54 – WARNING: Two Arizona Wildcat fans talking about TJ McConnell
18:32 – Roommate Tim background noise (Fijian phone call)
19:12 – Awkward Stanford/Aaron Bright conversation. Feel bad for the senior missing out on his season.
22:06-17 – Choppy 11 seconds
23:10 – Adam making noises that he thinks describe Stanford
23:31 – Stanford football thanked, segment salvaged
23:48 – Transition to our closing segments the first of which is What does Adam want to talk about. You can hear Roommate Tim on the dishes while Adam talks about his trip to Ann Arbor to see Arizona @ Michigan on Saturday.
24:48 – UMHoops.com is referneced. Adam is going to do a Q&A with them this week. Great site!
28:51 – What does Spencer want to talk about and so we discuss UW needing to get things going
31:11 – We stumble into the finish line like a marathoner.