THE NBA DRAFT MEGAPOD: WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?

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The 2013 NBA Draft was supposed to be forgettable. The talent was sparse and compared to that of the notoriously awful 2000 Draft. But the final David Stern boo-fest quickly morphed into a trade-happy fit of confusion, leaving both reporters in fans wondering the same thing: what the hell is happening?

Now that the dust has settled, Adam breaks down all the storylines from this year’s with guest host, and noted Cleveland Cavalier and NBA fan, Carter Rodriguez. (Anthony is too busy throwing back Sake bombs at Koi.) Adam and Carter break down the impact of Anthony Bennett going to the Cavs, what’s next for the rebuilding Sixers, who were the best and worst lottery picks and all kinds of other topics.

They even delve into topics like which players are the most unfortunate looking, impact of the Boston-Brooklyn trade and so much more in the the NBA Draft Megapod.

 

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES MEGAPOD

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Pirates fans are a strange breed. Most are fans of the other very successful teams in Pittsburgh, so to discuss their historic futility over the past 20 years is strange. Any fan under the age of 25 has no idea what it’s like to root for a winning baseball team. There is an inherent fatalism of Pirates fans, particularly those of the younger variety. Everything, no matter how good it appears to be, will end up crashing and burning in often horrific fashion.

In episode 48, Adam is joined by his college buddy and fellow Pirate fan Grant Burkhardt (while Anthony is doing his best Vinny Chase impersonation in L.A.) to discuss this year’s team. As of Wednesday night, the Pirates are an incredible 18 games over .500 and are one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in baseball. Yet their optimism is tempered by the aforementioned fatalism that leaves Pirates’ fans perpetually waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Adam and Grant discuss the importance of Pedro Alvarez, concerns about the pitching staff, swoon over Andrew McCutchen and share stories from days of Pirates yore. Want your voice to be heard on the Pirates? Send us an e-mail or call into the show. (Glance to your right, you’ll see the info.) And vote on the poll below!

YEEZUS AND THE ACTOR DRAFT

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Adam and Anthony typically refrain from engaging in discussions about music, if only because Adam’s musical knowledge is stuck somwhere in between Nsync and The Eminem Show. But when Yeezus dropped, the fellas could not resist. Adam and Anthony break down the latest album from Kanye West, a succint, 10-track offering that yields some darker tracks that are, for the most part, unfit for radio. How much did they love the album? (Spoiler alert: a lot.) Continue reading

MAN OF STEEL, THIS IS THE END, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, EMMA WATSON AND MUCH MORE IN THE JUNE MOVIE PREVIEW

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With every new month comes The Double A Podcast’s longest featurette, The Movie Preview! Adam & Anthony sit down to discuss the biggest and most interesting movies coming to theaters this June. The fellas discuss Man of Steel, The Internship, Bling Ring, World War Z, Monsters University and much more. Continue reading

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, TV SHOW ZOMBIES AND ‘RAGING’ ABOUT AFTER EARTH

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After toiling in media purgatory for seven years, Arrested Development returned to the screen in the form of a Netflix (semi) original series. The show that was prematurely cancelled to the chagrin of an ardent fan base unveiled 15 new episodes last Sunday. Alas, the long-awaited return was not met with the same critical acclaim that the original episodes received. Adam and Anthony take a look at what went wrong in the AD rebirth and what, if any, good came of the new season.

But the return of AD also brings up an interesting idea: in the age of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus creating original content, will shows ever really die? Or will beloved TV shows continue to have a shelf life after networks boot them? The fellas break down the idea and react to more TV news.

Then there is the fantastic flopping of Cypher Rage. Will Smith’s scientology opus, After Earth, bombed at the box office and the fellas dissect what went wrong and the future prospects of Will and Jaden.