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March 05, 2021 00:48:34

Episode 309, The Rant: Phil Zuccaro.

Phil is a New Yorker through and through. In this pod, we discuss his early life in Staten Island, his early start in officiating, his daily grind and passion he has for reffing Basketball, his longing to get back to normal so we can get back to the court, and his pursuit to get to the highest levels of Division 1 Basketball. All that and more, my conversation with Phil, now. ...

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March 03, 2021 00:59:07

Episode 308, The Rant: Ray Downs.

It was just a year ago when Ray, the Basketball Official did some of the most meaning basketball games in the city. A year into the pod, he has gained perspective. In this pod, we discuss his early life playing sports, his pursuits playing multiple sports including Baseball at a High Level, how he discovered officiating, and how he spent time during the pandemic with this family, and making his new brand, Nature Boys NY. All that and more, my conversation with Ray, now. ...

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March 01, 2021 01:02:44

Episode 307, The Rant: Dan Splendore.

It was some 20 years ago when Dan was a freshman at the end of the bench of the Kellenberg Volleyball team. 2 decades later, he’s making his own impact with his own team. In this pod, we discuss his early life playing sports, his journey to get to Kellenberg and playing volleyball, playing hockey, and what it’s like impacting young men and women through teaching and coaching. All that and more, my conversation with Dan, now. ...

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February 26, 2021 00:36:16

Episode 306, The Rant: Andrew Ayodeji.

Andrew is always on the move. We catch him in Wyndanch to discuss his early life in Amityville, his love of Long Island, his playing days in high school and in college, to building the best tournament out here. Harlem got Rucker. Uptown got Dyckman. Brooklyn got Gersh. Queens got Lincoln. Long Island has got the Mack. All that and more, my conversation with Andrew, now. ...

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February 24, 2021 01:02:55

Episode 305, The Rant: Nick Tsikitas

Countless kids have been helped by one Coach Tsikitas. In this pod we discuss his early life in Queens, his love of Basketball, how he founded Seaford Heat for his kids to play, to his big announcement for his bug give back for High School Basketball in New York State. All that and more, my conversation with Coach Nick, now. ...

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February 23, 2021 01:50:47

Episode 304, The Rant: Matt Prince.

Countless accolades precede the name Matt Prince. In this wide long ranging interview, we chop it up with him at Vienna of Roslyn, to talk his Love of sports, his rise in Baseball at Hofstra, owning bars as a college student and his long winding journey in Flag Football, with Bogarts. All that and more, my conversation with Matt, now. ...

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