Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Malcolm Johnson convene to discuss the Wizards season basically coming to an end with a loss to the Kings. Malcolm poses the question, how much differently would we really view Washington if they made the playoffs? Plus: High pitched screams over the ghastly loss to the Timberwolves, not caring about Kobe Bryant retiring, Randy Wittman’s sports bar being the most Randy Wittman thing ever, a deep dive on Bradley Beal’s comments after the Sacramento game, and finally a bit of Pop Culture Detour with The Walking Dead and The People vs. OJ Simpson coming to an end this next week.
Malcolm says who cares about making the playoffs?Would we really view them in that different of a light?Would it really be good for the team?
The guys sold themselves on the hype before the season. How naive they were
Randy Wittman has to go. Will Ernie Grunfeld survive? He doesn’t deserve to
Does either Ernie or a potential-new general manager keep Bradley Beal? The guys agree there’s no choice but to sign him
What’s Bradley Beal’s and John Wall’s relationship like? We don’t really hear about the team’s interactions day-to-day
Malcolm’s really enjoyed watching Wall’s continued maturation as a player
Wall isn’t the vocal leader and he really doesn’t have to be. There is a huge void in the leadership role without Paul Pierce this year
The guys talk about player leadership, but they need new leadership at the coaching position
Dave screams in horror before talking about last week’s Minnesota Timberwolves game
Return of the fun game: What were you doing instead of watching the Wizards shit themselves?
CT doesn’t care about Kobe Bryant retiring. Dave thinks he’s made a mockery of himself this season
Not the worst showing against a team that’s aiming to be the best ever in the regular season. Unfortunately it was at the worst possible point in the season
Randy Wittman owning a sports bar with Craig Segar and Doc Rivers called Jocks and Jills has to be the best thing about Randy Wittman
The Wizards look dysfunctional and lose to one of the most dysfunctional teams in league in the Sacramento Kings
The guys do a deep dive on Beal’s post-game comments, Marcin Gortat’s tweet at Hoop District and Beal’s brother sounding off on the whole thing as well
Were his criticisms fair? Did he really own those criticisms or was he putting them more on his teammates? Can he say this stuff considering how much he’s been injured this year? Why does Gortat always get shit on?
Dave compares turning off the Kings game and giving up on the season like dropping a class in college
This Week in John Wall
The guys are glad no one’s turned on John this year. A lot of times fans turn on the best player of a team when things are going bad
Pop Culture Detour: The Walking Dead and The People vs. OJ Simpson finales are this week
Today on ZardCast, the guys convene to discuss the Washington Wizards five-game winning streak, including a solid win over the Atlanta Hawks on the road. Later, Stuart from Long Island calls in to complain about the New York Knicks.
Today on ZardCast, the guys are joined by Conor Dirks from Truth About It to discuss the Wizards playoff hopes, Randy Wittman’s lack of awareness and the most #SoWizards moment of the season. Plus, a collapse out west, smashing the Bulls and Pistons at home, Wall’s back-to-back triple doubles and Seamus the leprechaun.
Getting into the second half collapse against the Philadelphia
The guys discuss the Wizards as a frog in a gradually heating pot, CT is confused as to why the frog wouldn’t hop out
Wizards look hopeless against Utah and Denver, super demoralizing
Conor Dirks from TruthAboutIt.net joins the pod, tying his Pixel and Roll appearances
The Wizards technically won, but the guys don’t feel good
Conor has an issue with playoff percentages that get published every day, but doesn’t think they’ll be in anyway
Randy Wittman vs. Ernie Grunfeld – who is more terrible?
It’s gotta be Wittman. He recently blamed the players for not telling him they were getting torched by the pick and roll
It’s insane how much of a dick Wittman is to Marcin Gortat
The Wizards are most likely going to give Bradley Beal the max, a lot of people thought John Wall wasn’t worth it before the Wizards gave him a new contract. Washington should wait, either, otherwise he might spend all next season pissed off
Not protecting the first round draft pick in the Markieff Morris trade is Conor’s top #SoWizards moment of the season
One of the worst scoring teams in the Utah Jazz put up 114 on the Wizards
Fortunately CT and Dave had other things to do over the weekend than watch these awful basketball games
The Wizards blow the Nuggets game in the fourth quarter against a bunch of no names not trying to win games
The guys had a raucous Saturday night, glad they both woke up and everything was cool
“You’re Being a Real Roy Hibbert”
D.C. able to mash the Detroit Pistons at home. The Wizards should run the John Wall pick and roll every play for a quarter and just see what happens
Always fun to beat the Chicago Bulls. Nene is the matador in the sense that he stabs the bull in the neck, not so much the dancing around, poor defense kind
Duncan had to duck down to Puerto Rico to check on his businesses, will return next week
The guys call their leprechaun friend Seamus, he highlights the plight of the modern day leprechaun
RIP to the Wizards’ seventh seed hopes
“This Week in John Wall”
Ted Leonsis teams up with Gene Simmons to bring arena league football to D.C.
Today on ZardCast, the guys convene to discuss the Wizards three-game losing streak, what it means to their playoff hopes, NBA teams as presidential candidates, a spicy episode of “Dave After Dark” that was too hot to air, Pop Culture Detour and much more.
CT explains the term “boat racing” to Dave and Duncan
Wizards lose three in a row, playoff hopes are slowly unraveling. Can they still make it?
Losing to the Chicago Bulls,
If the Wizards are the Marco Rubio of the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers are Donald Trump, the Toronto Raptors are Ted Cruz and the Golden State Warriors are Hillary Clinton
After beating the Cavaliers in Washington, it seemed inevitable that LeBron James would would whack the Wizards in Ohio
CT and Duncan watched the Indiana Pacers game at Matchbox, CT awkwardly watches the end of the match over a booth divider. Dave can’t get a bartender to change the channel from UNC-Duke to the Wizards
Dave is frustrated by the lack information on Bradley Beal’s injuries, and overall with the lack of information from the organization on where these guys stand
Breaking down what went wrong down the stretch against the Pacers
Perplexing that Marcin Gortat wasn’t in at the end of the game, the pick and roll with he and John Wall is their best play. Plus, Gortat is the second best player on the team. How can he sit in crucial situations?
Wizards have a chance at the end, Wall takes a bad shot
Dave recorded a spicy episode of “Dave After Dark” after the Portland game, but iTunes and the FCC have since gotten involved. It might not ever see the light of day
The Wizards losing in the middle of the night to the Portland Trailblazers was like a bad trip
Buck was so mad the refs missed a six second violation on an inbounds pass at the end of the game
The guys hate Gerald Henderson. How the hell did Alan Anderson get tossed at all, and in what world does Henderson not get tossed too
Gary Neal waived, Marcus Thornton picked up. He’s basically the same player as Neal. Again, due to lack of information, we don’t know what ailed Neal or how severe it was
Looking at the Eastern Conference standings
Looking ahead to the next three, the guys all agree the Wizards will go 3-0
Pop Culture Detour
Discussing the new Game of Thrones trailer
The guys all like “Better Call Saul,” Dave hates Jimmy’s brother for being allergic to electricity. Does knowing the endgame with Mike and Jimmy make the show any less interesting?
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan convene to discuss the Wizards four-game winning streak, if Lebron James is scared of Otto Porter, John Wall closing games, Pop Culture Detours, a Dinosaur Detour, how the elite does their laundry, drama between Dave and Duncan over QuizUp, and much more.
Today on ZardCast, the guys return to talk about the Washington Wizards big move for Markieff Morris at the trade deadline, an up-and-down start after the All Star break, Garrett Temple’s Temple Run, a packed “This Week in John Wall” and much more.
Today on ZardCast, the guys welcome Wiz of Awes Editor Ben Mehic to the show following a win over the New York Knicks to talk about everything wrong with the Washington Wizards including needing star performances from John Wall to beat bad teams. Later, CT and Dave discuss the circus that was Golden State coming to town, John Wall and Steph Curry dueling, a podcast business meeting goes all wrong at the 76ers game and another terrible loss in Charlotte. Plus: Pop Culture Detour on The People vs. OJ Simpson.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan begrudgingly discuss the Washington Wizards as they haven’t been very fun to watch as of late. They start off by addressing Internet drama with a certain Bullets Forever blogger, what they’ll discuss when the season ends prematurely, a gross loss to the Denver Nuggets, a wild win in Houston and being overmatched in Oklahoma City. Later, the podcast gets back to its roots by discussing the young adult fiction genre, Kevin Durant possibly going to the Warriors, Gilbert Arenas as the Frank Abagnale of strip clubs, John Wall’s third All Star Game and a February schedule that looks far more promising than January’s.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Bullets Forever’s Jake Whitacre convene following the Toronto Raptors sweep of the Washington Wizards and examine the state of the team at midseason: Is everyone exhausted yet? Is it time for Randy Wittman to go? Could Alan Anderson return help the Wizards move in the right direction? Are the playoffs but a pipe dream? Later, why Duncan didn’t post for the pod, Dave’s 6-0 at the Verizon Center, Snowzilla talk and what TV show the guys should recap when the season goes off the rails.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Duncan and Dave convene to discuss the tail end of a Washington Wizards win streak, a tough loss to the Boston Celtics and a drubbing by the Portland Trailblazers. Plus: Future celebrity guests, the ZardCast unbeaten streak at Verizon Center is busted, CT goes to Bullets Forever night, Alan Anderson’s excellent beard and style, Eastern Conference standings talk, John Wall wins Eastern Conference player of the week, Pop Culture Detour and much more.