Episode #181: Heat Check (or why LaVar Ball is a horrible person)

14Mar

Jon Filet and Flava Dave return from an extended absence to check in on a Pacers team perpetually stuck near the .500 mark. They discuss Indiana's addiction to playing down to competition and ponder the happiness of Jeff Teague. Also, LaVar Ball is a terrible human being, the Knicks are a just-as terrible basketball team, and Joe Young likes to wear hoodies, too.

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Episode #180: Assessing Nate Dog

3Mar

Jon Filet and Flava Dave give their first in-depth assessment of Nate McMillan in his first year as coach of the Pacers, including their likes and dislikes, and why his impact may not mean much in the grand scheme of things. Also, Jon breaks down the method behind Monta's resurgence (free throws aside) and Flave Dave sings the Christmas Tree song and songs from the other Nate Dogg. Also, the Pacers rally against Houston, fall short against the Spurs and leave Big Al in the dust (for now). 

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Episode #179: Feeling Ejected

27Feb

Jon Filet and Flava Dave touch on an up-and-down weekend in Pacers basketball, including an old fashion rout over Memphis and a ticky-tack ejection for Paul George against Miami. Also, the pair predict the future of the NBA regarding the Houston Rockets, and discuss whether Terrance Jones is a possible fit. All that and more. 

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Episode #178: The PG Dilemma (featuring Gregg Doyel)

24Feb

Jon Filet and Flava Dave welcome The Indianapolis Star's Gregg Doyel to discuss the Paul George situation following Thursday's trade deadline. Gregg and Dave debate PG's edict to the Pacers and Larry Bird and ponder the likelihood of his leaving the team sooner rather than later. There's also a discussion of Indiana's inability to execute a trade, an indictment of Bird's ability to build a roster worthy of PG. Plus, Gregg reaches out to Pacers Twitter, Jon and Dave recap All-Star Weekend, and more. 

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Episode #177: Jon Washburn

17Feb

Jon Washburn (stepping in admirably for our beloved Jon Filet) and Flava Dave lick their wounds after a very tough stretch of basketball - and explain why you shouldn't COMPLETELY freak out. They also discuss how unusual the 2010 NBA Draft was, whether the Thibs/Vogel defense will ever work in the modern NBA, and whether putting the blame all on PG's shoulders is dumb (spoilers - it is). Also, Coach Washburn uses analytics to explain his team's dominance of the South Carolina high school basketball tournament.

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Episode #176: The Full LaFollette

13Feb

Jon Filet and Flava Dave are feeling down on the Pacers after a three straight losses. Things don't look much better with upcoming games against the Spurs, Cavs and Wizards. They boys rehash the weekend of Indy hoops, including Saturday's strange loss to Milwaukee and the glaring absence of Thad Young. Also, Kawhi Leonard is awesome and LaMarcus Aldridge isn't as good as he thinks he is. Plus, the Grammys, Valentines Day and Jon's other podcast host. 

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Episode #175: Gut Check

10Feb

Jon Filet and Flava Dave contemplate how the Pacers will respond following Wednesday's loss to Cleveland. There's also discussion of Indy's defensive paradox, the resurgent Wizards and the backsliding Bucks. Also, energy drinks are bad for you health, bro. 

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Episode #174: Seventh Heaven

7Feb

Jon Filet and Flava Dave dig into the Pacers' seven-game winning streak, discussing Lavoy Allen's big game against Detroit and Paul George's awesome defense against Russell Westrbook. The boys also discuss the budding leadership role of Myles Turner, Indiana's daunting schedule and more.  

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Episode #173: Paul George is Better Than You

30Jan

Jon Filet and Flava Dave have nothing but good things to say about Paul George. The seven-year veteran is playing his best ball of the season and doing everything to lead the Pacers out of their season-long funk. The boys discuss his big games against Sacramento and Houston, and discuss the benefits of PG regarding Jeff Teague and Myles Turner. Also, Lavoy Allen is a real basketball player again, Mike D'Antoni is vindicated, Boogie Cousins didn't get a fair shake and Jon and Dave create the Pacers Book Club. 

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Episode #172: The George Hill Revenging

23Jan

Jon Filet and Flave Dave touch on a sloppy weekend of Pacers hoops, including a turnover-prone loss to the Lakers and the great revenge game of George Hill. Also, the boys discuss a candid round of Larry Bird interviews with the local media and the future of Myles Turner. Plus, the Super Bowl is discussed as well as the Timberwolves -- who have the ugliest damn court in the league. 

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