I Only Live to Get Radical

Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave, Max and Duncan convene to talk Washington Wizards, and despite the lack of basketball, there is much to discuss. The guys get started with Washington’s gutting at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a look at the rest of the Eastern Conference, the acquisition of Ramon Sessions, general trade deadline lunacy, 3/4 season awards and an upcoming hotdog eating contest on the podcast.

Topics discussed include:

  • Wizards get slaughtered by the Cavs — It was awful, but not a whole lot to be gleaned
  • Dave saves a friend at the bar during the Wizards game, Max attends an open bar at Penn Social
  • Duncan P. Roth explains his absence, calls out Max for sullying his middle name, Perfect
  • Looking at the Eastern Conference standings with the Wizards slipping and the teams around them looking stronger
  • Previewing the Wizards schedule this week
  • Duncan and Max bet on whether the Wizards will win a first round series
  • Kevin Garnett to make home debut for Minnesota the night that the Wizards are in town
  • Duncan is depressed about the 76ers, longs for the Allen Iverson days, says there’s no reason for little kids in Philadelphia to watch the team
  • Dave questions Sam Hinkie’s motives behind Philadelphia’s moves
  • Thoughts on the Wizards trading Andre Miller to Sacramento for Ramon Sessions
  • Goldberg vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • General trade deadline bonanza talk, nearly 9% of the league’s players gets traded
  • CT setting up two screens in his living room to watch Wizards/Golden State and Maryland/Wisconsin at the same time
  • It’s award season so the podcast hands out a few awards:
    • Randy Wittman Doghouse Award
    • Most crushing loss/What’s your favorite loss to the Raptors?
    • John Wall wins the first half MVP
    • Second Most Valuable Player Award
  • Max tries to push Black Sails on the pod, Dave reviews The Slap
  • The guys discuss an upcoming hotdog eating contest on the show

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All Star Game Special

Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Max convene during the NBA All Star Game to talk about the Washington Wizards at the midway point of the season, the Eastern Conference race, what people keep getting wrong about John Wall and an assessment of the Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj halftime performance. Topics discussed include:

  • Favorite presidents
  • Where in D.C. would you take Bradley Beal out to dinner?
  • The pod’s thoughts on Amber Rose
  • Overall thoughts on the Wizards at the All Star break
  • Comparing this year’s All Star break record to last year’s
  • Max is jaded, without expectations — CT and Dave skew positive
  • A look at the Eastern Conference standings and how things might pan out
  • Revisiting the discussion of John Wall as the second best player in the East
  • Looking at the next six games on the Wizards schedule
  • Duncan bails on his second pod in a row, the guys feel their trust with him is shaken
  • Wall expresses interest in adding Will Bynum to the roster after the Chinese basketball season is over
  • Do we really even want Ray Allen given the Wizards other needs?
  • The guys watch Stephon Marbury eat Vaseline
  • This Week in John Wall
  • Mike Wise’s profile on Wall on ESPN.com
  • Why do people continue to disrespect Wall?
  • Max has a personal grudge against Boogie Cousins
  • Raptors game last week
  • Max is mad at Randy Wittman — Dave says his anger is unfair
  • Thoughts on the Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj halftime show
  • A review of Christina Aguilera’s pre-game performance
  • Revisiting the old proposed Beal-for-James Harden trade, and how not even Thunder management knew what they had

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Bribery, An Abrupt Departure, The Slap


Today on ZardCast, CT, David and Max convene to discuss what is surely the low point of the season with the Washington extending its losing streak to five, before bashing the Nets at home. Topics discussed in this podcast include:

• The Wizards haven’t gone off the rails, it’s just a slump
• Hot takes on Randy Wittman
• Does he have a backup plan? What is the Randy Wittman system?
• Coaching change or nah?
• Home grown players and how many do the better teams in the league normally have running the show?
• Dave points to the importance of homegrown, tradable assets — something the Wizards haven’t really had
• Max has to abruptly leave
• Why the Charlotte Hornets continue to sting the Wizards
• A good try against Atlanta Hawks, the best team in the league
• CT’s ups and downs with Garrett Temple
• Marcin Gortat shaves his mohawk
• DuJuan Blair sighting — Not a friend of the pod
• Kevin Seraphin gets off Instagram
• This Week in John Wall
• CT and Dave are excited for “The Slap”

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The NBA is Hard

Today on ZardCast, CT, Duncan, David and Max reflect on a week of Wizards basketball that exemplified the dog days of January and February in the NBA. In this episode the guys discuss:

  • What frustrated them the most about the week
  • Bradley Beal’s development
  • Tuesday’s win over the Lakers
  • The Wizards are down at halftime in every game this week
  • For games in five nights capped off with a loss to the Suns
  • Suns centers Markieff and Marcus Morris do everything together, including dividing the money the Suns are paying them
  • Tough loss to the Raptors in overtime
  • Marcin Gortat has a bad night
  • No bulge on the Gortat action figure
  • Lou Williams was infuriating
  • Is John Wall the second best player in the East?
  • “This Week in John Wall”
  • No scathing reviews
  • Giving love to Steve BuckhantzYou can reach us at: zardcast@gmail.com

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