Episode 15: Michael Lewis (featuring Duncan Robinson)
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It's a power packed episode of "The Old Man and the Three" as JJ and Tommy welcome in award winning author and financial journalist Michael Lewis (Money Ball, The Blind Side, The Big Short). The discussion ranges from the pandemic and the challenges our society faces, to NBA analytics and the two kinds of nerds. But before (and after) that interview, Miami Heat sharp shooter and Old Man 3 NBA Correspondent Duncan Robinson joins the show to break down his team's series with the Celtics, the art of drawing a foul, whether or not he's caught the tattoo bug, and much more. Plus, he comes back after the interview for an ice cold Top 5/Draft that will leave you running to the freezer.


Duncan Robinson

  • Discussing the Miami/Boston series
  • On Duncan's shot selection
  • How Boston is guarding him
  • Duncan talks about his release
  • JJ and Duncan breakdown the Marcus Smart experience
  • Who's the biggest flopper in the league
  • The art of drawing fouls 
  • Do JJ's tattoos gain him respect?
  • Duncan might be making the tattoo leap
  • Earning playoff respect
  • Mailbag question
  • Top 5 Draft  

Michael Lewis

  • On Quarantine 
  • Macro Takeaways from the pandemic 
  • ML story of “how is he going to kill me” on pain killers from hip surgery 
  • He/and prominent billionaire’s idea of a Trump death clock in Times Square
  • “Trump is an accident of Democracy”  
  • “we have an idiot’s ability” as Americans to change 
  • Trump’s pandemic response / Woodward quotes 
  • Tribalism / Is there a fix  
  • The Fifth Risk book / Distrust of Expertise
  • Theme is that a lot of examples in government of folks we don’t value being important 
  • Activism of Younger Generation / Finding Hope 
  • “Science progresses one funeral at a time” 
  • Moneyball 
  • JJ story on SVG / adoption analytics 
  • On the two types of nerds 
  • Daryl Morley/ Analytics
  • Battier was “a guy whose value was not perceived”  
  • JJ on first year in Philly v. final year 

Duncan Robinson Part II

  • Top 5/Draft

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The Long Shot with Duncan Robinson and Davis Reid
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Episode 6: Kenny Beecham & Mark Titus | “Welcome to the podcast world”
It's a double-dose of entertainment this week, as the guys welcome in not one but two guests to the show: YouTube sensation, fellow podcaster, and the content king Kenny Beecham and then author, creator of Club Trillion, and Ohio State Buckeye Mark Titus. To kick things off, Kenny sits down and digs into several topics, including how he broke through the swarm of content creators to make his mark, becoming a voice in the basketball community, his new show “Called Game,” and the weaknesses in NBA 2K. Following that, the hilarious Mark Titus joins the show and let's it all hang out as he breaks down just how the "benchwarmer" narrative began for him, how he was discovered by Bill Simmons, his viral tweet about Duncan that took the media by storm, his hoop skills, and much more. It's a packed house this week, so take a seat and enjoy.   KENNY RUNDOWN • On how it all began for him  • How hard was it to push through the moments when no one was listening • Falling in love with content creation • On keeping his mind focused on what he wanted to accomplish and pushing through the tough times • Kenny explains his new show "Called Game" • The crew breaks down NBA 2K and the inconsistencies that riddle the game and it's player rankings • Are there players that Kenny likes watching but just don't translate into success in the game • In what ways can the makers of the game improve these deficiencies • What moment in his career had the biggest impact on his success MARK RUNDOWN • On peaking in the 8th grade • Upon arriving at OSU, did he ever have dreams of making it to the NBA? • When his benchwarmer narrative started to take hold, did he struggle with being taken seriously • If had arrived a few years later, would podcasting been a part of his story • Tells the story of how Bill Simmons first reached out to him • The guys address and break down the viral tweet that Mark sent out about Duncan • Duncan describes the struggle with having humility, but needing to push that aside on the court • Did Mark ever watch Duncan play and say to himself "I can be that guy". • Mark explains the the values of Coldwater, Ohio • What moment in his career does he think was pivotal to his success • The UNDrafted Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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