StatMan Sports Podcast https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-archives/ In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date stories in full context. From NBA, NFL, Soccer and College. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:23:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date stories in full context. From NBA, NFL, Soccer and College. STEVE DUFFIS clean episodic STEVE DUFFIS business@statmanpodcast.com business@statmanpodcast.com (STEVE DUFFIS) ℗ & © 2018 StatMan Sports Podcast In the sports world where heated debates are part of its core, we often forget that the use of statistics and context tell the whole story not just opinion. You can count on host Steve Duffis, the Walking Sports Encyclopedia to bring you the up to date... StatMan Sports Podcast https://storage.buzzsprout.com/variants/Rm9Mmd4owyuh9Ftvm8agjVgU/8d66eb17bb7d02ca4856ab443a78f2148cafbb129f58a3c81282007c6fe24ff2?.jpg https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-archives/ EP91: Where are we now in the GOAT debate? MJ or LeBron? https://statmanpodcast.com/ep91-goat-debate-mj-or-lebron/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep91-goat-debate-mj-or-lebron Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-5894473 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep91-goat-debate-mj-or-lebron/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep91-goat-debate-mj-or-lebron/feed/ 0 NBA GOAT Debate: Michael Jordan or LeBron James LeBron James has earned his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP, closing the gap on the ring total of all-time great Michael Jordan. As LeBron’s legacy continues to grow, the debate of who is the GREATEST player in league history becomes closer than ever before.  Few... NBA GOAT Debate: Michael Jordan or LeBron James

LeBron James has earned his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP, closing the gap on the ring total of all-time great Michael Jordan. As LeBron’s legacy continues to grow, the debate of who is the GREATEST player in league history becomes closer than ever before. 

Few questions have engaged the world of sports as much as the question about the best or greatest sportsman of all time. Often the acronym GOAT – Greatest Of All Time – is attributed to someone who is the greatest at a certain skill. But often the word ”best” or ”best of all time” is mixed into the discussion and then it gets complicated. 

The first question to ask is about the difference between ”greatest” and ”best”. Doesn’t it mean the same thing?

First of all, greatness is a measure of the merits and achievements over a complete career while ”best” is a perishable that has to be related to a certain time period.

EP91: GOAT Debate

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NBA GOAT Debate: Michael Jordan or LeBron James LeBron James has earned his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP, closing the gap on the ring total of all-time great Michael Jordan. As LeBron’s legacy continues to grow, Few questions have engaged the world of sports as much as the question about the best or greatest sportsman of all time. Often the acronym GOAT – Greatest Of All Time – is attributed to someone who is the greatest at a certain skill. But often the word ”best” or ”best of all time” is mixed into the discussion and then it gets complicated. Steve Duffis 31:26
StatMan – Episode #89: Why are people confused about the NBA MVP debate? https://statmanpodcast.com/ep89-nba-mvp-statman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep89-nba-mvp-statman Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-5571415 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep89-nba-mvp-statman/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep89-nba-mvp-statman/feed/ 0 NBA MVP In today’s episode we question, answer and even re-vamp the NBA MVP criteria because it looks like we end up having dumb debates about it or we just don’t understand what the criteria is anymore. What does MVP even mean? Best player? Best player on the best team? Best numbers in the regular... NBA MVP

In today’s episode we question, answer and even re-vamp the NBA MVP criteria because it looks like we end up having dumb debates about it or we just don’t understand what the criteria is anymore.

What does MVP even mean? Best player? Best player on the best team? Best numbers in the regular season? Best performing player?

Also, we talked about notable Week 2 injuries in the NFL that will have deciding impacts on teams playoffs aspirations. 

NBA MVP | E89

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  • What Nick Bosa and Saquan Barkley injuries have in common
  • The NBA MVP is not REALLY a debate THIS year based on CURRENT criteria
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NBA MVP In today’s episode we question, answer and even re-vamp the NBA MVP criteria because it looks like we end up having dumb debates about it or we just don’t understand what the criteria is anymore. What does MVP even mean? Best player? In today's episode we question, answer and even re-vamp the NBA MVP criteria because it looks like we end up having dumb debates about it or we just don't understand what the criteria is anymore. Steve Duffis 39:04
EP85: Final NBA Power Rankings | We Should Be Concerned About the Lakers https://statmanpodcast.com/ep85-nba-power-rankings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep85-nba-power-rankings Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4951322 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep85-nba-power-rankings/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep85-nba-power-rankings/feed/ 0 After a week’s hiatus, I am back to give you my NBA Power Rankings Top 10 NBA teams going into the NBA Bubble playoffs. I also share a not no nice experience on Twitter with another fellow tweeter, and I round it off with Damian Lillard taking Skip Bayless soul in a Monday afternoon tweet.... After a week’s hiatus, I am back to give you my NBA Power Rankings Top 10 NBA teams going into the NBA Bubble playoffs. I also share a not no nice experience on Twitter with another fellow tweeter, and I round it off with Damian Lillard taking Skip Bayless soul in a Monday afternoon tweet.

NBA Power Rankings

It was impossible to predict what would happen during the season restart after 4 1/2 months off. But even expecting the unexpected, we have to be surprised by the performances of some teams in Orlando.

The title favorites have seemingly had a tough time adjusting. The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers are a combined 7-10. The Lakers have had the worst offense in the restart, and the Bucks ranking 11th defensively over the last 11 days may be more shocking than that. Both Milwaukee and the Clippers lost to the Brooklyn Nets last week.

NBA Power Rankings: Blazers

The Phoenix Suns probably shouldn’t have been invited to the restart. But they were, they have their first five-game winning streak in 5 1/2 years, and they’re still very much alive in the chase for eighth and ninth place in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs went to Orlando to develop their young players and they’ve found themselves in the middle of that same chase.

Two playoff series in the East are set. The No. 1 seed Bucks will face the No. 8 seed Orlando Magic, while the No. 2 seed and defending-champion Toronto Raptors will face Brooklyn, the 7 seed. We also know that the Boston Celtics are the No. 3 seed in the East, while the Lakers are No. 1 in the West.

Everything else will be determined in the next seven days, with the Western Conference play-in series taking place on Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday.

With the top teams all stumbling, there’s no obvious No. 1 in this week’s rankings. Fortunately, this isn’t college football or basketball, and the rankings don’t really matter. 

Feel free to disagree.

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After a week’s hiatus, I am back to give you my NBA Power Rankings Top 10 NBA teams going into the NBA Bubble playoffs. I also share a not no nice experience on Twitter with another fellow tweeter, and I round it off with Damian Lillard taking Skip Bay... After a week hiatus, I am back to give you my NBA Power Rankings Top 10 NBA teams going into the NBA Bubble playoffs. I also share a not no nice experience on Twitter with another fellow tweeter, and I round it off with Damian Lillard taking Skip Bayless soul in a Monday afternoon tweet. Steve Duffis 34:44
EP84: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2020 MVP and DPOY https://statmanpodcast.com/ep84-giannis-antetokounmpo-is-the-2020-mvp/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep84-giannis-antetokounmpo-is-the-2020-mvp Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4660424 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep84-giannis-antetokounmpo-is-the-2020-mvp/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep84-giannis-antetokounmpo-is-the-2020-mvp/feed/ 0 Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2020 MVP and DPOY. In today’s episode we will study this in depth and make the clear as to why he will win both awards by a wide margin. This topic was discussed in Episode 68 We also covered Alyssa Nakken becoming the first female coach in major league history, and... Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2020 MVP and DPOY. In today’s episode we will study this in depth and make the clear as to why he will win both awards by a wide margin. This topic was discussed in Episode 68 We also covered Alyssa Nakken becoming the first female coach in major league history, and the NBA setting a date for the season award votes.

Overview: Giannis Antetokounmpo case for MVP and DPOY

He’s the best player on the league’s best team and having a ridiculously dominant season at both ends of the floor.

He averages 29.9 points (third in the NBA) and 13.7 rebounds (fourth in the NBA) per game. His 5.8 assists, an underrated part of his game, rank 28th.

Another season, another opportunity for Giannis Antetokounmpo to simultaneously contend for the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards.

Giannis | LeBron 2020

Seriously, the extent of his dominance is getting out of hand. Somewhat buried beneath James Harden’s historic scoring eruption is Antetokounmpo’s own nightly salvos. He’s averaging over 30 points…in barely 31 minutes per game.

LeBron James put forth his best effort before the NBA’s suspension, but Giannis Antetokounmpo maintains a grip on the MVP award. His Milwaukee Bucks were 53-12 with an overall net rating of 10.7 when the season paused. They’re legitimately one of the best regular-season teams in NBA history, and Giannis is the primary reason. He averages 29.9 points (third in the NBA) and 13.7 rebounds (fourth in the NBA) per game. His 5.8 assists, an underrated part of his game, rank 28th.

It’s also important to remember that Giannis plays fewer minutes than other players because the Bucks dominate so much. By per-36 stats, he’s first by a significant margin in points and rebounds. Milwaukee outscores opponents by 16 points per 100 possessions when Giannis is on the floor. His MVP case is close to unassailable.

One element of his greatness this season that should not go overlooked: his otherworldly defensive impact.

In a year with multiple quality contenders for Defensive Player of the Year, Giannis has risen above. His defensive rating of 96.5 leads the league, and the Bucks as a team give up just 101 points per 100 possessions, three points fewer than second-place Toronto. 

Giannis is the defensive engine, covering every spot on the court with his wingspan and quickness. He’s surrounded by smart, effective defenders (particularly Brook Lopez, who also has a real case for DPOY) who give Giannis freedom to roam and disrupt. 

Defensive impact can be tough to quantify. Giannis rates very well by any measure. He leads the league in defensive win shares and defensive box plus-minus, and ranks third (tied with Lopez) in FiveThirtyEight’s defensive RAPTOR metric. When he’s the primary defender at the rim, he gives up a field goal percentage of just 41.8 percent, by far the best in the league. His overall defensive field goal percentage is 36 percent, the lowest in the NBA among players who defend at least nine shots per game.

Milwaukee’s defensive dominance with Giannis on the floor is further indication that he has been the best defender in the league this year. The Bucks gave up eight points fewer per 100 possessions with Giannis than without him, impressive considering that even without him, they conceded just 104.2 points per 100 possessions, a figure that would rank second in the NBA. Giannis carried the Bucks from good to great.

Giannis is the heartbeat of the operation, a modern switchable defender who goes everywhere and disrupts everything. He is the Defensive Player of the Year, and he should cruise to a second-straight MVP as well.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2020 MVP and DPOY. In today’s episode we will study this in depth and make the clear as to why he will win both awards by a wide margin. This topic was discussed in Episode 68 We also covered Alyssa Nakken becoming the firs... Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2020 MVP and DPOY. In today's episode we will study this in depth and make the clear as to why he will win both awards by a wide margin. We also covered Alyssa Nakken becoming the first female coach in major league history, and the NBA setting a date for the season award votes. Steve Duffis 26:06
EP83: EA nfl Madden Ratings Matter https://statmanpodcast.com/ep83-madden-ratings-matter/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep83-madden-ratings-matter Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4567274 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep83-madden-ratings-matter/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep83-madden-ratings-matter/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we explore the recent NFL Madden ratings, the issues we have with them and why they matter in 2020. We also talk about some interesting occurrences in the NBA bubble, and finish it off with our hot take on the Washington NFL franchise and the name change. Below you will find an... In today’s episode, we explore the recent NFL Madden ratings, the issues we have with them and why they matter in 2020. We also talk about some interesting occurrences in the NBA bubble, and finish it off with our hot take on the Washington NFL franchise and the name change.

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  • NBA players breaking NBA bubble protocol already

Madden Ratings

It’s ratings reveal week for “Madden NFL 21,” meaning intense debate among fans about the best players at each position as a tease ahead of the Aug. 28 release date.

While EA Sports has deflated player ratings across the board in recent years, reducing the number of players in the high-90s, it still handed out several 99 overall marks for the upcoming season.

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In today’s episode, we explore the recent NFL Madden ratings, the issues we have with them and why they matter in 2020. We also talk about some interesting occurrences in the NBA bubble, and finish it off with our hot take on the Washington NFL franchi... In today's episode, we explore the recent Madden NFL ratings, the issues we have with them and why they matter in 2020. We also talk about some interesting occurrences in the NBA bubble, and finish it off with our hot take on the Washington NFL franchise and the name change. Steve Duffis 32:21
EP82: Will Patrick Mahomes contract change sports forever? https://statmanpodcast.com/ep82-patrick-mahomes-contract-change-sports/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ep82-patrick-mahomes-contract-change-sports Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4477859 https://statmanpodcast.com/ep82-patrick-mahomes-contract-change-sports/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/ep82-patrick-mahomes-contract-change-sports/feed/ 0 Patrick Mahomes Big Contract Extension: Will it changes sports forever? Patrick Mahomes contract, which he signed a 10 year, $477 million dollar extension with incentives that can potentially make him $503 million. This is sports history with lots of numbers involved so we break them down into details, how it plays out for the chiefs,... Patrick Mahomes Big Contract Extension: Will it changes sports forever?

Patrick Mahomes contract, which he signed a 10 year, $477 million dollar extension with incentives that can potentially make him $503 million. This is sports history with lots of numbers involved so we break them down into details, how it plays out for the chiefs, and ultimately, did it change sports contracts forever?

Patrick Mahomes contract extension after winning Super Bowl

If you are questioning why Patrick Mahomes got that big deal? Here is how his first 31 games have gone thus far.

☑️ 76 Pass TD (most ever)
☑️ 9,412 Pass Yards (most ever)
☑️ 108.9 QB rating (highest ever)
☑️ 24 wins (tied for most ever)
☑️ Super Bowl Champion
☑️ Super Bowl MVP
☑️ MVP

Patrick Mahomes contract details

In total, Mahomes could earn up to $502.631 million over the next 12 years if he hits all of his incentives. The base value of his contract, including the next two seasons before his extension kicks in, is $477.631 million for an average of $39.8 million per year. Starting in 2022, Mahomes will make an average of $45 million per year.

Below is the amount of cash Mahomes will earn in each of the next 12 years, because we all know the cold hard cash is what matters. The total cash each year is made up of Mahomes’ base salary, roster bonus and workout bonus, not including signing bonus pay and incentives.

YearTotal cashBase salaryRoster bonusWorkout bonus
2020$10.825 million$825,000N/AN/A
2021$22.807 million$990,000$21.717 million$100,000
2022$29.45 million$1.5 million$27.4 million$550,000
2023$40.45 million$5.5 million$34.4 million$550,000
2024$37.95 million$2.5 million$34.9 million$550,000
2025$41.95 million$2.5 million$38.9 million$550,000
2026$41.95 million$2.5 million$38.9 million$550,000
2027$59.95 million$10 million$49.4 million$550,000
2028$44.45 million$13 million$30.9 million$550,000
2029$44.95 million$20.5 million$23.9 million$550,000
2030$50.45 million$27 million$22.9 million$550,000
2031$52.45 million$38 million$13.9 million$550,000

At least until the late years of Patrick Mahomes contract, most of his money will be paid in the form of roster bonuses that will become fully guaranteed a year or two ahead of time.

Mahomes’ incentives are simple. Each year starting in 2022, he can earn $1.25 million if the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl and an additional $1.25 million if he is named NFL MVP for a maximum of $2.5 million per year in incentives.

Which means in order for Mahomes to the full $502.631 million his 10-year contract extension offers, he needs to lead Kansas City to the Super Bowl as the league MVP in every season for a full decade.

The Chiefs did not need to complete this extension when Mahomes had two seasons left on his rookie contract, but their doing so in 2020 maximizes the amount of years they can tie themselves to a quarterback who needed just a few seasons to take over the league.

Barring something unforeseen, Kansas City is now set at the game’s most important position for more than a decade at a reasonable price.

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  • Dak Prescott and his contract negotiations
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Patrick Mahomes Big Contract Extension: Will it changes sports forever? Patrick Mahomes contract, which he signed a 10 year, $477 million dollar extension with incentives that can potentially make him $503 million. Patrick Mahomes contract, which he signed a 10 year, $477 million dollar extension with incentives that can potentially make him $503 million. This is sports history with lots of numbers involved so we break them down into details, how it plays out for the chiefs, and ultimately, did it change sports contracts forever? Steve Duffis 28:41
Episode #79 f.t. Bridget Mulcahy | Founder of Cheap Little Swing https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-79-ft-bridget-mulcahy-cls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=episode-79-ft-bridget-mulcahy-cls Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4192967 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-79-ft-bridget-mulcahy-cls/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-79-ft-bridget-mulcahy-cls/feed/ 0 In today’s episode we sat down with founder of the Cheap Little Swing blog, Bridget Mulcahy. We touched upon her love for baseball that inspired he drive into the industry, analytics and how it helped or ruined baseball, the current state of Major League Baseball in regards to starting the season. Bridget also describes how... In today’s episode we sat down with founder of the Cheap Little Swing blog, Bridget Mulcahy. We touched upon her love for baseball that inspired he drive into the industry, analytics and how it helped or ruined baseball, the current state of Major League Baseball in regards to starting the season. Bridget also describes how she started the Cheap Little Swing Blog and what she learned during the her time at the MLB Diversity and Inclusion program called “Take The Field”

Also we play a game of Pick Em with food, people and places.

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  • Bridget’s steps into MLB environment
  • What she learned during the MLB Diversity and Inclusion workshop
  • Her catering business and her
  • What to expect from the current MLB situation with MLBPA
  • Should Barry Bonds be in the Hall of Fame?

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Bridget Mulcahy Biography

Bridget Mulcahy is a graduate of University of California Davis, and has worked in baseball at various levels, from Division 1 to collegiate summer league in New England to MLB organizations and their affiliates. She has experience in baseball operations, community outreach, media, marketing, and promotions. In 2018, she began scouting during the Arizona Fall League, helping to evaluate prospects and write interviews and stories as a freelance journalist for her blog, Cheap Little Swing.

Bridget Mulcahy
Bridget Mulcahy/ Founder Cheap Little Swing

Commissioner Rob Manfred and the MLB Diversity and Inclusion Department invited her as one of 60 women nationwide to their inaugural “Take the Field” conference for women in professional baseball at the Winter Meetings, where she learned from top executives and general managers about scouting and player development.

More recently, she covered the Sacramento River Cats 2018 and 2019 Triple-A championship seasons, and since then has continued writing and covering baseball history and current events. Highlights include “Billy Martin: A Baseball Life”, a profile of Cape Cod league baseball, and promoting baseball brands, clothing/equipment companies, and more.

Baseball experience/roles: emcee/host, on-field promotions, social media account manager, designing marketing materials, programs and advertisements.

San Francisco Giants, Junior Giants Ambassador: Mission is to utilize baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. I organized major events on game-days such as the Buster Posey Glove Drive, Education Day, and the Giant Race marathon.

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In today’s episode we sat down with founder of the Cheap Little Swing blog, Bridget Mulcahy. We touched upon her love for baseball that inspired he drive into the industry, analytics and how it helped or ruined baseball, In today's episode we sat down with founder of the Cheap Little Swing blog, Bridget Mulcahy. We touched upon her love for baseball that inspired he drive into the industry, analytics and how it helped or ruined baseball, the current state of Major League Baseball in regards to starting the season, and much more. Steve Duffis / Bridget Mulcahy 29:43
Episode #78 f.t. Janelle Rodriguez | Host of ESPN’s Now or Never https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-78-ft-janelle-rodriguez-espn/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=episode-78-ft-janelle-rodriguez-espn Tue, 02 Jun 2020 14:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-4009034 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-78-ft-janelle-rodriguez-espn/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-78-ft-janelle-rodriguez-espn/feed/ 0 In today’s episode with catch up with Janelle Rodriguez, host of ESPN’s Now or Never. We talked about her career in sports, her current day to day, George’ Floyd’s death impact on society, how we are going to move forward and other various subjects. Also we play a game of Pick Em with food, people... In today’s episode with catch up with Janelle Rodriguez, host of ESPN’s Now or Never. We talked about her career in sports, her current day to day, George’ Floyd’s death impact on society, how we are going to move forward and other various subjects.

Also we play a game of Pick Em with food, people and places.

Don’t miss out on this fun sit down interview!

Janelle Rodriguez Mini Biography

Janelle Rodriguez is a South Florida native that began her career at a very young age. She started taking dance classes for fun at age 5, where she was approached to participate in a television show known as Sabado Gigante to be apart of their children ensemble making appearances thru out the season in comedy sketches, dancing or on their children judges panel .

Since then Janelle was continually booked for national campaign commercials, such as McDonald’s, Pepsi (featuring Shakira), Red Lobster, and more. At age 7 she landed a lead hosting role in a children’s bilingual television series known as “El show de Lucky” where she filmed 62 episodes. In 2005 she was invited to perform ballroom at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. In 2005

Janelle Rodriguez

Initially, it was music that gave Janelle the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles. Music Producer, Andrew Lane (High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Disneymania 4, and Manny Fresh) took interest in her and they began to collaborate on projects. It was not until Fall of 2011 that she made the decision to move to Los Angeles to study her craft and broaden her opportunities in her career.

Upon her move Janelle Rodriguez has danced in the MTV VMAs, ABC American Music Awards, Shake it Up Chicago and Austin & Ally.

Janelle Marie made her debut as an actress in the TNT Michael Bay Series “The Last Ship” with her role of Karina in July 2014. She has made guest appearances on NBC’s Constantine and most recently CBS’s NCIS: LA with over 11 million viewers.

Currently Janelle Marie is a host for ESPN’s Now or Never.

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  • Janelle’s outlook on America and the future after George Floyd’s death
  • Her success story
  • A day In the Life of Janelle Marie
  • Twix or Snickers
@thejanellemarie

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In today’s episode with catch up with Janelle Rodriguez, host of ESPN’s Now or Never. We talked about her career in sports, her current day to day, George’ Floyd’s death impact on society, how we are going to move forward and other various subjects. In today's episode with catch up Janelle Marie Rodriguez, host of ESPN's Now or Never. We talked about her career in sports, her current day to day, George' Floyd's death impact on society, how we are going to move forward and other various subjects. Also we play a game of Pick Em with food, people and places. Steve Duffis / Janelle Marie Rodriguez 36:19
Episode #77 | The Shot | The Last Dance Final Review | EP09-EP10 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-77-the-shot-the-last-dance-final-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=episode-77-the-shot-the-last-dance-final-review Wed, 20 May 2020 14:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-3844076 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-77-the-shot-the-last-dance-final-review/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-77-the-shot-the-last-dance-final-review/feed/ 0 Today we come to the end of the 10-part documentary of The Last Dance with EP09 and EP10 where we see “The Shot” but prior to it, we see one of the greatest sequences in sports history by Michael Jordan, the Pizza Game and the CVS hit list BUT not before we answer the question... Today we come to the end of the 10-part documentary of The Last Dance with EP09 and EP10 where we see “The Shot” but prior to it, we see one of the greatest sequences in sports history by Michael Jordan, the Pizza Game and the CVS hit list BUT not before we answer the question of the series.

It took almost 10 hours to get to the question. “Was it satisfying to leave at your peak?” Michael Jordan is asked in the final minutes of ESPN’s The Last Dance, “Or was it maddening?” The 10-part documentary ends right before Jordan announces his second retirement from the Bulls.

Highlight of the Episode: Jordan’s Final Minute As a Chicago Bull (The Shot)

Jordan won the regular-season MVP award, the All-Star MVP, the Finals MVP, and a third straight title the year he left the league. And in Game 6, in the last minute of the last playoff game of his last title, Jordan delivered the best sequence of his career.

The Flu Game

It turns out, one of the most iconic Jordanisms is a lie. It wasn’t the flu that Jordan overcame for 38 points and a win in Game 5 of the ’97 Finals—it was food poisoning. Here’s what happened:

On the eve of the game against the Jazz, Jordan and his trainer, Tim Grover, order a late-night pizza to the team hotel in Park City, Utah. Five guys show up to deliver it, according to Grover. Three explanations for this:

  1. They’re fans of Michael Jordan. It’s 1997. Who isn’t? They just want him to sign a box.
  2. They’ve poisoned the pizza in the hopes of incapacitating Jordan for Game 5. Let’s see the plan through together, one says, failing to consider how alarming it will be to see five delivery guys in one car.
  3. Heavy pizza.

Grover sees the troupe it took to deliver this pizza and grows nervous. “I have a bad feeling about this,” he tells Jordan, who eats the pizza anyway. (Not included in the documentary is the part where Jordan spits on the pizza before eating it so no one else hanging with him can have a slice, a tidbit that Hehir shared with Jalen & Jacoby.) By 3 a.m., MJ—the only person who ate the pizza, for obvious reasons—is violently throwing up. He feels weak; he looks weak; alas, this is Michael Jordan. He plays anyway. The Bulls win Game 5.

But we can’t start suddenly calling it The Food Poisoning Game. We just can’t. Catchiness always tops technicality. Neil Armstrong didn’t say “one small step for man.” He said “one small step for man.” Darth Vader never said “Luke, I am your father.” It was, “No, I am your father.” And it wasn’t the flu that Jordan had, it was a gastrointestinal gut bomb exploding inside him.

Who Annoyed Jordan This Week: Bryon Russell

My favorite recurring bit in The Last Dance is Jordan cackling at players who earnestly believe they could’ve contained him. When he was shown a clip of Gary Payton, a nine-time All-Defensive first team selection, suggesting “The Glove” took a toll on MJ during the ’96 Finals, Jordan threw his head back and boomed laughter. In the ninth episode, that poor adversary is Bryon Russell. Jordan scoffs at his name. “Yeah,” he says, “Bryon Russell?”

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You’ll Also Learn

  • Steve Kerr’s journey leading to the 1997 and 1998 seasons
  • Jerry Reindorf excuse for breaking up the Bulls
  • Michael’s hit list


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Episode #76 | Crying MJ | The Last Dance Review EP07-EP08 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-76-crying-mj-the-last-dance-ep07-ep08/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=episode-76-crying-mj-the-last-dance-ep07-ep08 Wed, 13 May 2020 14:00:00 +0000 http://Buzzsprout-3740246 https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-76-crying-mj-the-last-dance-ep07-ep08/#respond https://statmanpodcast.com/episode-76-crying-mj-the-last-dance-ep07-ep08/feed/ 0 Chronicles of the new Crying MJ This week we continue exploring “The Last Dance” Episode 07 and 08 where we get Crying MJ, his leadership come into question, his baseball stint, the motivation after Michael’s dad past away, the “Double Nickel” game, and ultimately the 72-10 Chicago Bulls run.  If you haven’t listened to last... Chronicles of the new Crying MJ

This week we continue exploring “The Last Dance” Episode 07 and 08 where we get Crying MJ, his leadership come into question, his baseball stint, the motivation after Michael’s dad past away, the “Double Nickel” game, and ultimately the 72-10 Chicago Bulls run. 

If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode, I suggest you take a listen!

Sunday’s installments of ESPN’s The Last Dance showed the rude, the bad, and the ugly sides of Michael Jordan. And the happy, the sad, the devastated. During the two hours of episodes 7 and 8, we see Jordan endlessly berate his teammates; sob in the locker room after winning the 1996 NBA Finals on Father’s Day, three years after his dad was murdered; and punch Steve Kerr in the face after antagonizing him in practice.

Highlight of the Episode: Jordan Takes a Break

In 1993, Jordan quit basketball. He’s the last person you would imagine quitting anything, yet he quit the game altogether. Or that’s as much as fans knew at the time. “This was a young man who’d gone through some heartrending things,” Phil Jackson says in Episode 7. Jordan was still mourning his father, whom he was close to. James Jordan’s body had been found in a river just two months before MJ’s decision, and media later speculated without basis that Jordan’s gambling had something to do with the murder.

“This is a very bittersweet day,” Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf says. “There’s a certain sadness because the greatest athlete to ever play a team sport is leaving the game. But it’s really, for me, a very, very happy day, because somebody who I admire and respect is doing exactly what he wants to do. And I’m absolutely convinced that he’s doing the right thing.”

You sympathize with Crying Jordan. You dislike him. You admire him. He is, to use the cop-out of all cop-out clichés, a complicated man. The Last Dance was produced because Jordan approved the use of exclusive footage, and though most filmmakers try to avoid it, documentaries always—sometimes explicitly, sometimes subtly—end up taking sides.

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Michael Jordan laughing at Gary Peyton explaining how he slowed him down in the 1996 NBA Finals

But our attention quickly turns to Jordan and the Bulls winning another title in ’96. We remember that Jordan is the ultimate champion, despite the outbursts, and one sentiment sticks more than the other. This is how it goes with problematic athletes. Greatness overshadows nastiness. The Last Dance conveys the height of both with Jordan.

Episodes 09 and Episode 10 debut next Sunday at 9 PM EST on ESPN and ESPN2

You’ll Also Learn

  • Michael Jordan’s AA stats
  • Why Michael led his way
  • The 95 Off-season Jordan Dome
  • Audio behind Michael’s 4th championship locker room infamous photo


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Chronicles of the new Crying MJ This week we continue exploring “The Last Dance” Episode 07 and 08 where we get Crying MJ, his leadership come into question, his baseball stint, the motivation after Michael’s dad past away, the “Double Nickel” game, This week we continue exploring "The Last Dance" Episode 07 and 08 where we get Crying MJ, his leadership come into question, his baseball stint, the motivation after Michael's dad past away, and ultimately the 72-10 Chicago Bulls run. Steve Duffis 32:43