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September 21, 2021 00:37:07
 Episode 344, The Rant: Tim Jinks - Part 2, The Return.   

Episode 344, The Rant: Tim Jinks - Part 2, The Return.   

It’s been a whirlwind of life since we last spoke 2 years ago. A Career Change, moving, Corona Virus - Tim chops it up at the chop shop to talk about all these changes, his Summer of 2021, and getting his footing back in officiating. All that and more, Tim Jinks - Part 2 - now.      ...

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September 16, 2021 01:22:39
Episode 343, The Rant: Hector Blaise.

Episode 343, The Rant: Hector Blaise.

Queensborough Community College Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Middle School Teacher, St. John’s and Molloy College Alumni - all with a smile!   As mentioned, the smile is infectious. Peep the JPEGS! In this pod, we chop it up with Coach Blaise about his humble beginnings in Queens, his realization that he was always meant to teach and coach, his experience at St. Johns and Molloy, his stint at LuHi and AAU program Empire, as well as his new Head Coaching position at Queensborough.  All that and more, my conversation with Coach Blaise, now.    ...

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September 03, 2021 01:00:30
Episode 342, The Rant: Aliyah McDonald: Snoop!

Episode 342, The Rant: Aliyah McDonald: Snoop!

Even before its inception, I always thought of Snoop as a bucket list of a guest. She joins #therant on this pod, to discuss her deep roots in Hempstead, Uniondale on Long Island, her love for Basketball, her legendary status at Uniondale High School, as well as being a College Champion at Molloy. Let’s not forget her competition at a high level in NYC and Long Island in the Women’s circuit repping us proud: as a player, coach, and an official, all while repping her brand, The Loner Stoner.  All that and more, my conversation with Aliyah, now.  ...

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August 31, 2021 00:55:08
Episode 341, The Rant: Nyreaf George.

Episode 341, The Rant: Nyreaf George.

Part 2, The Return.   Before the strange Summer of 2021 started, we chopped it up in the garage of one of my OG’s, Nyreaf. He returns on #therant, to discuss the state of NYC, the state of Officiating, his lessons in assigning, and catching up, all while I munch on some Chinese Food.  All that and more, Nyreaf George, Part 2, the return - now.  ...

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August 23, 2021 00:29:52
Episode 340, The Rant: Troy Hassler.

Episode 340, The Rant: Troy Hassler.

 Head Honcho of the Rockville Centre Basketball Summer League. Every Summer, with the exception of the Pandemic-laden year of 2020, barring a canceled game, 4 games are concurrently happening every weeknight. Enter Troy. In this pod, we discuss his love of sports, his hair-pulling with the RVC league, what he’s learned from the pandemic, and his happiness to get the league back, up and running, this summer. All that and more, my conversation with Troy, now.  ...

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August 20, 2021 00:36:50
Episode 339, The Rant: Nate Reeves.

Episode 339, The Rant: Nate Reeves.

Board 119 Certified Basketball Official, Ex-Baller, and Former York College Coach.   Chances are, if you’ve been in the summer circuit in NYC, you have seen one Nate Reeves. In this pod, we chop it up after some games we did, discussing his early life in Hempstead, NY, his early days falling in love with the game of basketball, his college days at York, to being one of the top officials in the NYC circuit.  All that and more, my conversation with Nate, now. ...

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