The Rant

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August 13, 2021 00:39:57
Episode 337, The Rant: Ryan Walker. Wavy! Part 2 - The Return.

Episode 337, The Rant: Ryan Walker. Wavy! Part 2 - The Return.

Newly-Minted Master of Ceremonies at Crunchtime Basketball.   One year and a pandemic ago, we could only but visualize what Summer Basketball in New York would be like. The time is now, and everything that we worked for came to fruition. We chop it up with Wavy, after a long night on the mic about spectating all these games that came out, and showing up and showing out for Long Island. Ryan Walker, Part 2, the return, now.  ...

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August 10, 2021 00:56:29
Episode 336, The Rant: Boss Chawla.

Episode 336, The Rant: Boss Chawla.

Certified Basketball Official. In Memory of his brother, the one with the jump shot - Prince.    It’s been the best of times. It’s been the worst of times. I’ve been through both with Boss. Fresh off the death of his brother, we use The Rant as a catharsis, to catch up on our lives, our reffing, and the future. All that and more, my conversation with Boss, now.  ...

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August 06, 2021 00:45:27
Episode 335, The Rant: Corey Powell, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 335, The Rant: Corey Powell, Part 2, The Return.

As we revisit the bright acolyte, we celebrate this young man, riding around, reffing, and getting it. In this pod, we discuss how he hit my line, expressed he wanted all the smoke, getting all the reps he could get, since the flood gates of basketball officiating opened up; learning all he can -  all while finishing out his college years in playing.  All that and more, Corey Powell, part 2, the return, now.  ...

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August 01, 2021 01:33:39
Episode 334, The Rant: Blake Crespo

Episode 334, The Rant: Blake Crespo

Varsity Football Assistant Coach at St. John the Baptist, and part owner of LegendsU. Blake eats, sleeps, and breathes Football. In this pod, we discuss his humble beginnings in Brentwood, NY, his love of sports, his twists and turns playing in college, to coaching Football, and reffing Flag Football. Along with my co-host Sean McCann, our conversation with Blake, now.  ...

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July 30, 2021 00:59:10
Episode 333, The Rant: Eddie Schook.

Episode 333, The Rant: Eddie Schook.

Board 119 Certified Basketball Official. Looking Upward and Onward - 2021, and Beyond.   The pandemic has brought perspective in his life; enter Eddie Schook.  He discusses his upcoming and upbringing in Middle Village in Queens, NY, his experience playing sports, how he got into officiating, and how he feels about refereeing after gaining perspective.  All that and more, my conversation with Eddie, now. ...

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June 23, 2021 00:59:23
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Episode 332, The Rant: Mike Smolens

We pull up to Great Neck, NY to speak to one Mike Smolens. In this pod, we discuss his love for sports early on, his versatility in playing a multitude of sports including Baseball, Soccer, and Tennis, how he got into umpiring at an early age, and how he got into his main passion in officiating now, Basketball. All that and more, my conversation with Mike, now. ...

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