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January 25, 2022 00:27:37
Episode 356, The Rant: Carmela Garcia, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 356, The Rant: Carmela Garcia, Part 2, The Return.

Steady progress has been made all pandemic long for one Carmela Garcia, and it shows. Mentally, physically, the growth has been exponential. In this pod, we chop it up with her, to talk Soccer and Hoops, how she’s taken her craft and cancellations both in strde, and the vast improvement within life and well-being overall, all through finding purpose in officiating. All that and more, Carmela, Part 2, now.  ...

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355

January 21, 2022 02:14:07
Episode 355, The Rant: Kevin Hanifan.

Episode 355, The Rant: Kevin Hanifan.

Former Head Coach of the Boy’s Varsity Football Team at Kellenberg Memorial High School, basking in retirement, forever a Firebird.Almost since the school's inception, Coach Hanifan has been there. In this pod, we sit down with the newly retired legend to discuss his early life in Hicksville, NY, his love of sports, how he got his foot in the door at Kellenberg, that has led him to his long winding, and long withstanding journey - all the while, bleeding Blue and Gold. Literally and figuratively he has built the building and built the Football Team, step by step, brick by brick. Along with my co-host and current assistant Coach Matt Polizzi, our conversation with Coach Hanifan, now. ...

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354

January 19, 2022 00:35:29
Episode 354, The Rant: Justin Bailey, Part 3 - The Return.

Episode 354, The Rant: Justin Bailey, Part 3 - The Return.

Board 119 Certified Basketball Official, Owner and Operator of the outfit, Ref Corner.   It was a pandemic ago since we linked up. In person, and still in it, we chop it up at the chop shop to discuss what Justin has been up to, his officiating experience in Omicron, his sabbatical on social media, his change in perspective in 2022, and what the future holds with reffing, Ref Corner, and beyond. All that and more, part 3 with Justin, now.  ...

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353

January 19, 2022 00:49:28
Episode 353, The Rant: Jack Cella.

Episode 353, The Rant: Jack Cella.

Board 185 Certified Basketball Official. In hot pursuit of his goal of being an NCAA Division 1 Official - All while displaying it through - The Official Grind. Right before the Pandemic, Jack converted from a Coach to a Basketball Official. In this pod, we discuss his early life growing up in Staten Island, NY, his love of sports, how he got into officiating, and goals moving forward and beyond, and documenting his journey in his pursuit of being a College Official in his YouTube channel, The Official Grind. All that and more, my conversation with Jack, now. ...

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352

January 13, 2022 00:48:13
Episode 352, The Rant: Malachi Wilson.

Episode 352, The Rant: Malachi Wilson.

Board 41 Certified Basketball Official. Teaching others to become a Millionaire, they Methodical Way. Malachi and I have shared the same passion of Basketball, simultaneously, in different circles, for more than half of our lives. In this pod, we sit down with Malachi to discuss his love for the sport, transforming that to reffing, making money doing it - and making the money work for him. So much so that he is on a crusade, united with me, to teach others his maniacal ways all while introducing our new venture - the Methodical Millionaire. All that and more, my conversation with Malachi, now.  ...

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351

January 09, 2022 00:37:52
Episode 351, The Rant: Marty Chiffriller - Part 2, The Return.

Episode 351, The Rant: Marty Chiffriller - Part 2, The Return.

It’s the holidays, and the beats and rhythms of the Basketball season are as normal as it can be. Knocking on wood, we get together before the thick of the holidays to catch up, to discuss the evolution of the pandemic, his experience in reffing the 21’-22’ season, and the strange nature of what normal is in officiating Basketball.  All that and more, my conversation with Marty, now.    ...

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