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Episode 43: Jason Clinkscales





Jason Clinkscales joins me for what is our (I think) regular month-end podcast. On the agenda: the Sochi Olympics and athletes’ responsibility to speak up for the LGBT community in Russia, the strength (and weaknesses) of drug policies in the major North American sports, the potential uses for Google Glass in sports, Mike Tyson’s new foray as a boxing promoter, and our sports book recommendations. 
You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe
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Episode 43: Jason Clinkscales

Jason Clinkscales joins me for what is our (I think) regular month-end podcast. On the agenda: the Sochi Olympics and athletes’ responsibility to speak up for the LGBT community in Russia, the strength (and weaknesses) of drug policies in the major North American sports, the potential uses for Google Glass in sports, Mike Tyson’s new foray as a boxing promoter, and our sports book recommendations. 

You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe

Click here to subscribe to podcast on iTunes

Right-click to download the podcast

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Episode 42: Tracy Murray





Former Toronto Raptor and 12-year NBA pro Tracy Murray joined the podcast to take a look back at his career, including being part of the ‘95 Houston Rockets team that won the NBA title, the expansion Toronto Raptors, his thoughts on Vince Carter’s decision to attend graduation the day of Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Shaq-Kobe dynamic that he witnessed as part of the ‘03 Lakers and more.
You can follow Tracy on Twitter @RealTracyMurray
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Episode 42: Tracy Murray

Former Toronto Raptor and 12-year NBA pro Tracy Murray joined the podcast to take a look back at his career, including being part of the ‘95 Houston Rockets team that won the NBA title, the expansion Toronto Raptors, his thoughts on Vince Carter’s decision to attend graduation the day of Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Shaq-Kobe dynamic that he witnessed as part of the ‘03 Lakers and more.

You can follow Tracy on Twitter @RealTracyMurray

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Episode 36: Jason Clinkscales Part 2





In part 2 of our month-end wrap up, Jason and I dive into the Aaron Hernandez case, discuss Seth Jones’ potential impact on hockey in the United States, talk Andrew Wiggins and the tanking strategy in basketball, and finally, recommend a few sports-related Twitter accounts you should follow. 
You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe
Enjoy the show.
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Episode 36: Jason Clinkscales Part 2

In part 2 of our month-end wrap up, Jason and I dive into the Aaron Hernandez case, discuss Seth Jones’ potential impact on hockey in the United States, talk Andrew Wiggins and the tanking strategy in basketball, and finally, recommend a few sports-related Twitter accounts you should follow. 

You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe

Enjoy the show.

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Episode 35: Jason Clinkscales Part 1


The podcast is back!!!!!! Jason Clinkscales returns and we recap the month in sports in two parts. In part 1, I get Jason’s thoughts on the Andrea Bargnani trade and then we talk A-Rod, and that conversation started going in all kinds of interesting directions. In part 2 tomorrow, we will discuss Aaron Hernandez, Seth Jones, Andrew Wiggins and our favorite Twitter follows. 
You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe
Enjoy the show.
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Episode 35: Jason Clinkscales Part 1

The podcast is back!!!!!! Jason Clinkscales returns and we recap the month in sports in two parts. In part 1, I get Jason’s thoughts on the Andrea Bargnani trade and then we talk A-Rod, and that conversation started going in all kinds of interesting directions. In part 2 tomorrow, we will discuss Aaron Hernandez, Seth Jones, Andrew Wiggins and our favorite Twitter follows. 

You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe

Enjoy the show.

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Episode 33: Jason Clinkscales





Jason Clinkscales returns to discuss Roy Hibbert’s post-game comments, Bill Simmons’ Grizzlies-MLK Jr. theory, Sergio Garcia, George O’Grady, homophobia and race in sports and show love to Popeye’s in a not so blatant attempt for sponsorship. 
Relevant articles to the podcast: David Zirin’s piece in defense of Simmons’ comment, Jared Wade on Roy Hibbert’s press conference and Kevin Draper on why your favorite basketball writer is probably racist. 
You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe
Enjoy the show.
FYI, there’s a Twitter feed specific to just the podcast here.
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Yep,  it’s me again.

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Episode 33: Jason Clinkscales

Jason Clinkscales returns to discuss Roy Hibbert’s post-game comments, Bill Simmons’ Grizzlies-MLK Jr. theory, Sergio Garcia, George O’Grady, homophobia and race in sports and show love to Popeye’s in a not so blatant attempt for sponsorship. 

Relevant articles to the podcast: David Zirin’s piece in defense of Simmons’ comment, Jared Wade on Roy Hibbert’s press conference and Kevin Draper on why your favorite basketball writer is probably racist

You can follow Jason on Twitter @asportsscribe

Enjoy the show.

FYI, there’s a Twitter feed specific to just the podcast here.

Click here to subscribe to podcast on iTunes

Right-click to download the podcast

Yep, it’s me again.

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Episode 29: Sumit Dasgupta
Sumit Dasgupta, co-host of The Exchange, joined the podcast to discuss Starting Lineup action figures, treating sports as entertainment and making consumer choices, being a Lakers fan in Boston, the player loyalty argument as detailed by Justin Tinsley, and how the success of teams affect a city’s attitude. 
You can follow Sumit on Twitter @skd_ThExchange
Enjoy the show.
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My PNC, my co-defendant and co-host. Audio goodness.

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Episode 29: Sumit Dasgupta

Sumit Dasgupta, co-host of The Exchange, joined the podcast to discuss Starting Lineup action figures, treating sports as entertainment and making consumer choices, being a Lakers fan in Boston, the player loyalty argument as detailed by Justin Tinsley, and how the success of teams affect a city’s attitude. 

You can follow Sumit on Twitter @skd_ThExchange

Enjoy the show.

FYI, there’s a Twitter feed specific to just the podcast here.

Click here to subscribe to podcast on iTunes

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My PNC, my co-defendant and co-host. Audio goodness.

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Episode 28: Todd MacCulloch
Former NBA player Todd MacCulloch joined the podcast to talk about growing up in Winnipeg, playing at the University Of Washington, his 2000 Summer Olympic experience with Team Canada, shares a few stories on Shaq and Iverson, his early retirement from the NBA, and his foray into competitive pinball. Also, if he was surprised he made the cover of SLAM and how he got referenced on The Chappelle Show.
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Episode 28: Todd MacCulloch

Former NBA player Todd MacCulloch joined the podcast to talk about growing up in Winnipeg, playing at the University Of Washington, his 2000 Summer Olympic experience with Team Canada, shares a few stories on Shaq and Iverson, his early retirement from the NBA, and his foray into competitive pinball. Also, if he was surprised he made the cover of SLAM and how he got referenced on The Chappelle Show.

Enjoy the show.

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Episode 19: Justin Tinsley
Justin Tinsley joins the podcast to talk about writing sports and music, James Harden, Death Row Records, being a fan of LeBron, being a Dallas Cowboys fan, and finally, we list off some rap lyrics that would make great tattoos.
You can follow Justin on Twitter @JustinTinsley and find him writing frequently at The Smoking Section and The Sports Fan Journal.
Also, because we talk about Cam’ron so much at the end, please watch his live performance of Killa Cam at the Apollo with a great intro from Opera Steve.
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Episode 19: Justin Tinsley

Justin Tinsley joins the podcast to talk about writing sports and music, James Harden, Death Row Records, being a fan of LeBron, being a Dallas Cowboys fan, and finally, we list off some rap lyrics that would make great tattoos.

You can follow Justin on Twitter @JustinTinsley and find him writing frequently at The Smoking Section and The Sports Fan Journal.

Also, because we talk about Cam’ron so much at the end, please watch his live performance of Killa Cam at the Apollo with a great intro from Opera Steve.

Enjoy the show.

FYI, there’s a Twitter feed specific to just the podcast here.

Click here to subscribe to podcast on iTunes

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Episode 14: Mike Spry
On the latest episode of the podcast, Mike Spry and I discuss the flawed environment that is the sports media, and its treatment of the Steubenville rape case, Rick DiPietro, Zach Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Rebecca Marino and Royce White. Also, a discussion on the clash between statistics and narratives in baseball.
Follow Mike on Twitter @mdspry, his homepage is here. He is a senior editor at The Barnstormer, which you can follow on Twitter and Facebook. Read Mike’s write-ups on statistics and sports, and check out The Round Bus segment on The Barnstormer, including a special edition titled “We Need To Talk” on the culture of misogyny in sports.
Enjoy the show.
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Episode 14: Mike Spry

On the latest episode of the podcast, Mike Spry and I discuss the flawed environment that is the sports media, and its treatment of the Steubenville rape case, Rick DiPietro, Zach Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Rebecca Marino and Royce White. Also, a discussion on the clash between statistics and narratives in baseball.

Follow Mike on Twitter @mdspry, his homepage is here. He is a senior editor at The Barnstormer, which you can follow on Twitter and Facebook. Read Mike’s write-ups on statistics and sports, and check out The Round Bus segment on The Barnstormer, including a special edition titled “We Need To Talk” on the culture of misogyny in sports.

Enjoy the show.

FYI, there’s a Twitter feed specific to just the podcast here.

Click here to subscribe to podcast on iTunes

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Episode 1: Jason Clinkscales

So I decided to start an(other) podcast this week. There’s no audio trail left of them, but a few years ago I did try to do a podcast here, a podcast there, I even chatted with Rik Cordero once, which proves that namedropping is for the inferior.

In short — and because I go a bit in depth into it on the podcast itself — I’m trying to scour the world to talk to different sports personalities — or just personalities, beggars can’t get choosers — and get a feel for their careers, and the sports in their city.

This week, I’m honored to talk to Jason Clinkscales, also known as A Sports Scribe. He is co-host of The Exchange podcast, a frequent contributor to The Sports Fan Journal, and covers the New York Giants for the New York Beacon.

We dive into Jason’s writing career, how he got started, talk about the Giants-Jets dynamic in New York, discuss the bandwagon effect and the branding of the Brooklyn Nets; I get my mandatory ten minutes per podcast about Jeremy Lin and send shots over at Memphis Bleek, please don’t tell him.

Streaming link up top, download link below this, and if you want more information on some of the stuff we discuss on the podcast, I’ve included show notes and links at the very bottom.

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Show notes:

1. Jason mentioned a few sites that you should check out: The Perpetual Post and Norman Einstein’s. Both have some great writers and, surprisingly, some great writing.

2. We talked briefly about Eli Manning and Philip Rivers, here’s a piece by Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego on “What if Bolts kept Eli instead of trading for Rivers”.

3. Jason thinks Giants general manager Jerry Reese doesn’t get enough credit, this ESPN feature agrees.

4. Jason reads a lot. It’s a one podcast sample size though. Books that he mentioned and recommends: “Namath: A Biography” by Mark Kriegel, “No Logo” by Naomi Klein and “Just Ballin’: The Chaotic Rise Of The New York Knicks” by Frank Isola.

5. Jason’s favorite Memphis Bleek song: Round Here. Mine: Dear Summer. It’s on his album so I credit it as a Bleek song.

6. We mention Jason Whitlock and how much he makes. He makes this much.

7. Read about the Linsanity that Frank Isola was spreading when Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet was not matched this past summer. Also worth reading: this recent interview with Lin by Adrian Wojnarowski, where he opens up about his own rise and discuss the impact of race in the league, and how it applies to his story.

8. Two pieces relevant to what we discuss at the end: The Return Of Ewing Athletics and a profile on John Strickland. Surprise, I wrote them both. Self plugs are great.

9. Opening song “The Symbol” by Action Bronson. You can download his new mixtape produced by The Alchemist “Rare Chandeliers” at his website here. Closing song “Pyrex” by Sean Price off his new album “Mic Tyson”.

10. Thanks to @jonsavant for editing the podcast, @bouncex3 for the podcast logo, and @asportsscribe for coming on to talk sports.

Honored to be the first guest. For the love of (insert deity here), I hope I didn’t cause this to become The Bill Belamy Show of podcasts.

01:17 pm, BY asportsscribe[27 notes]