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4 SZNS Kyrie - IT4 Trade LIVE & 2018 MIPOY Award

While recording our Most Improved Player of the Year podcast, the Kyrie - IT4 deal went final. Zak & I had LIVE reactions, discused the trade from both sides, and continued covering our MIPOY predictions.

1:46 - Kyrie Trade Speculation thoughts
11:29 - Most Improved Player of the Year Award
13:21 - Jokic
14:46 - Lavine
20:43 - Myles Turner
22:56 - Porzingis
25:40 - Brooklyn pick included!!
29:52 - Aaron Gordon
33:25 - Giannis repeat?
34:58 - Booker
36:11 Drop-Offs
36:25 - Avery Bradley
39:05 - D Wade
41:30 - Wiggins
43:38 - Waiters Island


NBA 2007, 2011, 2015 Re-Draft

Zak and I Redrafted the lottery (top 15) of the 2007, 2011, and 2015 NBA draft based on how the players have done up to this point, and where we see their careers taking them in the future.

4:59 - 2007 Draft

23:49 - 2011 Draft

53:23 - 2015 Draft


Crowding the Plate Episode 57: 2017 Player Weekend Shenanigans

This season is introducing a strange phenomenon in Major League Baseball. For one weekend, the teams will wear goofy looking jerseys and players will be given full reign to be as creative and silly as they can be with their looks. That's right, 2017 Player Weekend is almost upon us and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen have all the insanity covered. The pair talk about the best and worst nickname jerseys and judge the players on one thing, and on thing alone: their ability to have fun.


4 SZNS Champion of Champions Tournament

4 SZNS Champion of Champions Tournament: Zak and I took the past 16 NBA Champions and put them into a Sweet Sixteen tournament to find the true champion of all.


1:44 - Sweet Sixteen Left Side

19:33 - Sweet Sixteen Right Side

34:21 - Elite Eight Left Side

41:28 - Elite Eight Right Side

49:06 - Final Four Left Side

53:14 - Final Four Right Side

58:11 - Championship




4 SZNS Podcast - Episode 7

3:16- Kyrie Destinations

  • 9:57  Suns
  • 14:25  Spurs
  • 17:31  Knicks
  • 18:40  Nuggets
  • 23:18  Bucks
  • 27:20  Wolves
  • 33:33  Sixers
  • 34:34  Pelicans

35:28 Hypothetical Player Additions

  • 39:08  Kawhi to Cleveland
  • 40:53  Ant Davis to Boston
  • 45:26  PG13 to Houston
  • 47:29  Giannis to OKC

49:35 - Top 5 Expansion Cities

  • 50:01 Zak's Cities
  • 54:36 Ryan's Cities

58:17 - Top 5 Relocation Teams

  • 58:17 Ryan's Teams
  • 1:00:42 Zak's Teams

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 56: 2017 Trade Deadline Review

The 2017 Trade Deadline has come and gone and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the best team in baseball... even more than they already were. They landed Yu Darvish to aid their chances at cruising to a World Series title. On the other coast, the New York Yankees grabbed Sony Gray from the Oakland A's as they look to surpass the Red Sox atop the AL East.

Which of these teams won more than the other and were there any other deadline winners or losers? Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen discuss.

Also, Greg wants to complain about the Tigers putting Justin Verlander on waivers.


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 52: 2017 MLB All Star Picks

It's near the half way point of the season, so Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their 2017 MLB All Star picks. Who do the guys want to represent the game in the biggest exhibition game on the planet?


Calder Cup Final, Memorial Cup and More

Calder Cup Final, Memorial Cup and More

The boys also look at the Calder Cup Final.  Who will win the series between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch?  What happened at the Memorial Cup? How did the Windsor Spitfires win after a first round loss? How good were Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat, Mikhail Sergachev, Michael Dipietro, Graham Knott, and Gabriel Vilardi? How does this effect their status as prospects?

The NHL has changed some rules on the Vegas expansion draft.  How will that effect things?


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 48: Bryce Harper Brawl and Unwritten Rules

Bryce Harper brawl! The podcast's favorite player charged the mound, threw a helmet, and a few punches, after Hunter Strickland of the Giants beaned him with a 98 mph fastball. Why would he do such a thing? Well, it was a revenge plot three years in the making. I guess some minor grudges just never go away.


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 47: Bat Flip Celebrations and Foul Ball Etiquette

Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are back to get your Memorial Day Weekend started off right with discussions of bat flips. Joe is a little angry thanks to a series of articles by Mike Edwards, while Greg is being an old guy who sucks the fun out of everything. They also talk about what you should do when you catch a foul ball, and how catching home run balls are different.