Episode 21 – Terrence Payne

 

For as much as folks love to complain about the selection committee and tournament snubs and busted brackets, I’m a bit surprised no one is complaining about the tournament schedule as a whole. For four straight days, the NC two A hits us with game after game after game, many of which are right on top of each other resulting in crazy finish after crazy finish, which is all part of what makes March Madness so great. But then something happens. The games just stop for a few days creating a basketball-less void from which there’s no escape. What are you supposed to do when there’s no college basketball? Where do you go? What am I supposed to do with my hands? Well fortunately for you, the Storm the Court Podcast has you covered until the games pick back up again (NIT and Women’s Ball notwithstanding, of course). This week, we got nationally recognized basketball writer Terrence Payne to sit down and recap the first weekend of the Tournament, the Jamie Dixon/Miller Bros/Pitt love triangle, the ACC, the Big East, and naturally, Final Four picks. Terrence also makes the cardinal sin of diving into his own personal bracket, something for which he was appropriately reprimanded and punished (just kidding. He apologized, though). Terrence provides an excellent perspective on the game from someone who covers college basketball nationally so if you’re looking to hear a guest that really knows his shit, go ahead and give us a listen.

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The $500 March Madness Tourney presented by KFC Radio & Storm The Court Podcast and Episode 20 ft. Rico Bosco ICYMI

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Well, it’s officially official. The brackets are set, or I guess I should say they’ve been set for a while now thanks to some deep web Internet hackers and/or an anonymous informant hiding inside the CBS studios. March Madness is officially here and committee complaints be damned, this year looks to be as entertaining of a tournament as we’ve seen in years. With that said, March Madness and bracket challenges go together like lamb and tuna fish and you might be wondering what sort of contests the best damn college basketball podcast in all the land has up their sleeves. Well, this year we’re teaming up with KFC Radio for the $500 March Madness Tourney presented by KFC Radio & Storm The Court Podcast. Basically how it works is just your standard bracket contest. 64 teams, six rounds, pick as many winners as you can and whoever has the best score at the end of the challenge wins. Perfect sweet sixteen gets a million dollars a year for the rest of their life. Not from us though. That’s Warren Buffet’s challenge. However, we’ll hook the winner up with $500 cold hard cash which should be more than enough to chip in on the rent or a less responsible investment like a sizeable bar tab or something. Only catch is this tournament is strictly for KFC Radio Premium subscribers, which I’m assuming most of you are, but if not, here’s the link to subscribe. $12 dollars a year, or if my math serves me correct, just a dollar a month which basically means you’re paying $12 to enter a $500 bracket challenge as well as getting hours upon hours of top notch premium material.

In addition, we’re gonna do a free draft style challenge where you draft a team based on seeds. Each person picks one team from the eight different selections broken up by seeds. You get points for your teams advancing. You get 1 point for the first round, 2 for the second, 4 for the Sweet 16, 5 for the Elite Eight, 10 for the Final Four and 15 for having the champion. On top of that you get points for the seed you have. For instance if you have a 4 seed, you’ll receive 5 points if they win their first round game, etc, etc, etc. Most points at the end of the tournament wins some free merch.

You can go ahead and make those picks HERE.

 

Lastly but not leastly, Rico Bosco made his triumphant return to the podcast to discuss the selection committee, tourney snubs and seeding, each tournament region, as well as offering some of his signature picks. To say he’s excited for the tournament is an understatement.

Happy Hunting.

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Episode 19 – Brad Redford

 

Well, we’re officially getting right down to the nitty gritty. Conference tournaments are already underway and several programs have already punched their tickets to the dance. This week, the big dogs are preparing to slug it out to see who can score a top for seed or one of the slew of at large bids. Xavier is certainly one of those programs who figures to be among the top eight seeds in this year’s tournament, so who better to have on this week’s show to talk shop than former Xavier player, Brad Redford. Brad starred at Xavier from 2008-2013, led the A-10 in 3 pt% twice, and even beat out Draymond Green for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball as a high school senior, something he talks about on this week’s episode. The guys also cover the usual stuff. A little Xavier/Big East/A-10 talk, memorable Xavier tournament games, All-Americans, Final four and National Champion picks.

Be sure to head over to bradredfordbasketball.com (@BradRedfordBRB) and check out the work Brad has been doing to help young players develop their skills to play at the collegiate level. Could also be useful if you’re looking to get back into the rec game and you’re looking to polish your shot so you can at least draw iron a couple times.

Also since there was no episode last week and on account of March Madness beginning, We’re going to be breaking you off with another episode dropping mid-week. Don’t say we never did anything for you. Stay tuned.

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