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In a remarkably heartfelt and groundbreaking essay, NBA center Jason Collins proudly announced that he was gay. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” he wrote in the lede of the Sports Illustrated piece. Collins is the first active, well semi- active (he is not currently on an NBA roster), player from one of the four major sports to openly come out and we at the Double A Podcast decided it was necessary to call up Molly Yanity, a sportswriter-turned-professor who is also a lesbian. Molly discusses the potential impact of Collins coming out and how encouraging it was to hear the outpouring of support.
But before getting into that conversation, the gentlemen discuss some of latest NBA news, including: Dwight Howard being Dwight Howard and the ugliness of the Lakers, if the Thunder can survive in a post-Russell Westbrook world and why everyone in the basketball world loves Steph Curry.
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It is less than one week until the 2013 NFL Draft and Adam and Anthony turned to CBSsports.com’s NFL Draft Expert Dane Brugler to talk about everything draft related. The fellas talk about the lack of star potential in this year’s quarterback corp, what scouts look for in 3-4 OLBs and 4-3 DEs, who qualifies as the ‘dumbest confident player’ in the draft and much more. Dane also throws out a few players that could surprise come draft day, a few players that may be overvalued and more names to know.
Some people obsess over important things, like how to solve world hunger or eradicate diseases. Others attempt to wrap their heads around plots in movies that don’t seem to make much sense. The fellas of the Double A Podcast fall into the latter category. In episode 35, Adam and Anthony tackle some gaping plot holes in your standard time/space/scientific travel in movies like The Core, Jumper and the pièce de résistance of plot-hole-filled movies, Back to the Future. They also look into how Andy Dufresne put the poster back up, what document Nic Cage was actually stealing, how Denzel fit the entire Braille bible into one easy-to-carry book and more.
Have any plot holes that really irk you? Send them our way and we’ll discuss them on the inevitable Movie Plot Holes: Part III podcast.
It’s time once again for a tradition unlike any other – the Masters. Anthony and Adam enjoy the precisely groomed lawns of Augusta as much as the next fella, and they are curious as to why they are consistently engrossed in golf when Tiger is competitive in majors, but mostly they like that it gives them the opportunity to talk about one Happy Gilmore. Whatever happened to Happy after besting Shooter and winning the illustrious gold jacket? We discuss, in far too much detail, the imagined life of Happy Gilmore. Then we take a look at the career arc of Adam Sandler, breaking down the different eras of Sandler’s career.
Listen Here Despite a mediocre tournament that saw few shining moments, there ample intriguing story lines heading into 2013 NCAA Championship Game. Trey Burke capping cementing his status as player of the year. Louisville winning for injured brother Kevin Ware. Mitch McGary turning into the type of phenomenon that can only be produced by March Madness. Peyton Siva leading his troops. Rick Pitino and John Beilein trying to put feathers in their very distinguished caps.
There was no talk surrounding Luke Hancock and Spike Albrecht. But the unsung bench players set the tone for a fast-paced and wonderfully entertaining basketball game with a barrage of three pointers in the first half. Adam and Anthony break down their performances and more immediately following Louisville’s 82-76 win over Michigan.
Listen HereIt’s the first week of April, which means one thing for the fellas of the Double A Podcast: it is time to preview the month’s movies. It may not be a bumper crop of movies this month but the fellas take a look at a few of the promising and not so promising prospects. Will 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic, fall into the Disney-fied, African-American athlete biopic trap or will it surprise some people and do justice to remarkable story of Robinson? Are Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman enough to carry the sci-fi, post-apocalyptic thriller Obilivion? Will Pain and Gain be the greatest movie of all time or just on of the greatest movies ever? Does anyone know what the hell Terrence Malick movies are about?
The guys break down these movies and more while also touching on a few other pop culture tidbits, including: the battle for late night TV, Pixar’s latest release and even voyage to Westeros for a little Game of Thrones talk. Check out the trailers for each movie discussed below.
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Adam and Anthony take a long, hard look at each team in the 2013 Final Four. Adam gives Michael Carter-Williams an awesome (if not original) nickname and Anthony professes his love for at least one player’s name. They also talk about some of the most memorable moments of the tournament thus far. Has Kevin Ware’s gruesome, tragic injury overtaken Florida Dunk City as the most memorable thing from a slate of largely mediocre games?
They wind down the episode with a nod to MLB’s Opening Day, also known as the last day of optimism for Pirates fans, before diving into a conversation about the best sports months in the calendar year. (Hint: the best one just started.)