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Tony Parker Sits Down With ONE37pm

NBA legend Tony Parker recently announced a collaboration with MTN Dew and Buffalo Wild Wings to give back to fans. We sat down with the 2007 Finals MVP to discuss the collab, his time on the Spurs, and who he thinks will win this year’s finals. 

ONE37pm: We’re here today because you teamed up with MTN DEW and Buffalo Wild Wings to give back to the fans. Can you tell us what’s in store for that?

Parker: Of course! I partnered with them because of the love they have for our game and our fans. They wanted to do something special to celebrate that. If the NBA finals goes to game seven, you can get free MTN DEW Legend at every Buffalo Wild Wings. I thought that was pretty cool because I think the series will go to seven and I played in a couple game sevens myself so that’s why i’m here today. 

ONE37pm: We’ll definitely be rooting for the series to go seven games then so we can get our hands on some free MTN DEW legend.

Parker: There you go haha. 

ONE37pm: So, when you won Finals MVP in 2007 you attempted seven threes throughout the entire four game series. In game five of the Mavs-Warriors conference finals, Klay Thompson took sixteen threes alone. What is your reaction to that type of three-point volume?

Parker: The game has changed just a little bit since I was playing haha. When I was playing we shot some three’s, but not a lot. That’s why me and Timmy (Duncan) never shot a lot of threes. Even back then in the 90’s Michael didn’t shoot a lot of three’s. Now the game is all about three’s, everybody is shooting threes. Sixteen three’s back then would be a total for a team, but now it’s kind of normal for a player. It’s just kind of the evolution of our game and the way Steph, you have to give him a lot of credit, the way he changed the game. It had an effect on Damian Lillard, Trae Young, all those guys now shoot from half-court like it’s nothing. 

ONE37pm: And you got the chance to play a young Steph Curry in 2013, what was that like?

Parker:  Oh I remember them in 2013. I remember being in the locker room and I was like “man i’m happy we’re done playing against those guys”. I remember telling Timmy “They’re going to be good for a long time, they’re going to be really good”, and sure enough two years after, they won the championship in 2015. They are a very good team and have a lot of similarities with our championship runs. They’ve been playing well for a very long time. Six finals in eight years, the way they are built with the same coach and same core. It’s a lot of similarities with how we did it, winning four championships in a nine year span, so it’s pretty cool to watch. 

ONE37pm: Going off that, today you see players bounce around a lot from team to team, but the Warriors and Celtics both have had a solid core for a number of years. Playing with the same core in San Antonio for so many years, how much do you think that attributed to your guys success?

Parker: For me it’s no secret. If you want to win and you want to have success you need to build chemistry and that comes with time. Sometimes NBA franchises want to go too fast and break up teams after 2-3 years, but it doesn’t happen like that. If you want to win and especially for a lot of years, you have to build a core and have some stability with the same coach. That’s what happened with Golden State and that’s what happened with us and the Spurs. With Boston, even if it’s a rookie coach, he came from stability and the franchise, he (Ime Udokah) was with the Spurs for seven years. The team you have has similar players. Tatum, Brown, Smart, they’ve been playing together for a long time. Now you see the result, they made the finals with an unbelievable run. 

ONE37pm: I know you said earlier you think the series will go seven games, any inkling on who might be lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy?

Parker: I think Golden State’s gonna win and I think at the end experience is going to be a big factor. I think the story is just beautiful with what happened in 2019. Not making the playoffs for the last two seasons and coming back like that is unbelievable. 

ONE37pm: So you think Steph get’s ring number four?

Parker: I think so yeah, I think he will tie me haha. 

ONE37pm: You were the third french player to ever play in an NBA game. Today well over thirty Frenchman have touched an NBA floor. What’s it been like to see this new generation of European players make such a large impact on the NBA today?

Parker: It was just great to be an ambassador. To be the first Frenchman to win an NBA title, first Frenchman to be an all-star, first European to win finals MVP. I can appreciate it even more now, I can look at it and have some perspective. I am very proud of my country and everyone that is playing in the league now. I always took it very seriously to be a good ambassador for my country. 

ONE37pm: Do you have a favorite player to watch currently in the NBA?

Parker: If I go with a veteran I have to go with Steph and if I have to go with a young guy I’m going with Ja Morant. 

ONE37pm: The Heat vs Spurs finals is one of the earliest memories I have watching basketball and I remember how dominant you guys were in 2014. What was your mentality like going into that series because you had just lost to the Heat the previous year in seven but came out and dominated in 2014?

Parker: Man, we were so motivated. I think 2014 is the best basketball we ever played in our Spurs history and that was created by game seven of 2013. The way we came back just showed our mentality. We wanted to come back at the top. We won a lot at the beginning of our careers, winning three championships in five years. To go through every step every year, Conference Finals, NBA Finals, and then to finally be back on top was the best feeling ever. That’s why out of all the championships I’ve won 2014 stays as my favorite. 

Make sure to follow the NBA finals and get free MTN DEW legend at Buffalo Wild Wings if the series goes seven games! 

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The Best Sports Podcasts To Stream Right Now

Whether you are commuting to work, getting some stuff done around the house, or just looking to pass the time, a quality sports podcast can be just the trick. Be wary though, as there are now thousands of options to choose from. To help solve this dilemma, here is a list of the 20 best sports podcasts to stream right now.

20) Bussin’ With The Boys

To plenty of people, this could be a podcast that climbs higher on the list. Just for me personally, I’ve yet to fall in love with the podcast the same way others have.

But the popularity is undeniable. Will Compton and Taylor Lewan have created quite a fun environment together. Like plenty of the other shows on this list, I would encourage you to check out their video format on Youtube to get the full feel.

You can listen to Bussin’ With The Boys, here:

19) The Draymond Green Show

When Draymond Green first said that he would be hosting a podcast, I think there was a collective roll of eyes from NBA fans. At the time, we didn’t realize just how insightful Green can be. Since that announcement, he has flourished behind the mic on his podcast and in front of the camera on NBA on TNT.

His work in the content space has locked him up for a lifetime of jobs working in NBA media coverage. His authenticity is unmatched and his understanding of basketball schematics is next level. Some of yall may recall when Drake hosted the ESPY’s and roasted Draymond Green for his podcast. I think that sentiment was shared by a lot of people, but Draymond has proved a lot of those people wrong. He is an emerging, and thoughtful voice that will be here to stay. 

You can listen to The Draymond Green Show, here:

18) ESPN FC

You would think with the most popular sport in the world, soccer would have a strong grasp on the podcast game. But I don’t actually find that to be the case. Part of this could be because there are so many different leagues, that the attention is spread more thin. But if I was to look at a single podcast in the sport – I’d suggest taking a listen to ESPN FC’s podcast.

They turn the TV program on ESPN, and distribute it in podcast form. A very clean and accessible way to consume some audio-form football content. 

You can listen to ESPN FC, here:

17) The Dan Patrick Show

Dan and the boys have become legends in the sports radio game. I mean, they did *it*. They pulled off what every single friend group has dreamed of doing.

Dan became a first-ballot hall of fame member during his years at ESPN. He created one of the most dynamic sports shows of all-time with Keith Olberman during their days at ESPN, hosting SportsCenter. Since then, Patrick recruited his best buddies to do a radio show together. That love and fun amongst a friend group is felt over the airwaves. It is tough to say how much longer the show will continue, but when you think about the legends of the game – you will be hard pressed to find a show or host as iconic as Dan Patrick. On an all-time great list, this show is in the top-10. But if you are looking around for a new favorite podcast, it would be hard to catch onto all the inside jokes and personalities.

You can listen to the Dan Patrick Show, here:

16) The Pivot Podcast

Ryan Clark’s work in his post-playing career is oftentimes overlooked, in my opinion. Clark has remained adaptable, coachable, and eager to bring his voice and energy to the best fit that he sees. He’s really a model figure in the sports content world for retired athletes.

Joining Clark is Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor as his co-hosts – and together, they have put together a really fun show. In some stand out episodes, the team has hosted both Shaq and Charles Barkley. 

You can listen to The Pivot Podcast, here:

15) You Better You Bet

If you are a *degenerate* gambler, you will love this show. It is that simple. Nick Kostos is an electric factory. His rants have become legendary (may I point you in the direction of the stoned college student playing Madden).

It may take an episode or two to understand the shtick between Kostos and Ken. But these two are incredible. They don’t do the silly LeBron vs Jordan debates and instead keep their focus on the field.

You can listen to You Better You Bet:

14) Talkin’ Baseball

Jomboy Media’s dominance in the baseball world really should not be downplayed. And the podcast, Talkin’ Baseball, is a very good place to start. This is in any discussion surrounding the best places to consume MLB content.

Something that is impressive with this show is its ability to discuss a lot of the small details that happen over the course of a 162 game season. It seems as though with most MLB shows, it is usually recapping just the bigger movements in the league. However, with Jomboy, you won’t miss a beat.

You can listen to Talkin’ Baseball, here:

13) JRE’s MMA Podcast

Once Joe Rogan’s podcast hit another stratosphere of popularity a few years ago, he decided to split up the MMA or combat sports guests into a different section called JRE’s MMA Show. For fans of the fight game, it is the biggest voice to be heard.

When it comes to the fight game, this one feels undisputed. Since the early 2000’s, Joe Rogan has been one of the lead commentators for the UFC. I actually had an interaction with a friend the other day that I found to be quite telling when it comes to Rogan’s podcast. Rogan’s name came up in conversation and there was some discussion about his credentials as a martial artist. I quickly pointed to episodes with Georges St-Pierre, who said that Rogan produces more power on his kicks than any man GSP has met… 

Think about that. One of the greatest combat sports athletes of all-time is saying that Rogan’s kicks are as impressive as any he has seen. There is no denying that Rogan’s combat background is deeply respected.

You can listen to JRE’s MMA Show, here:

12) All The Smoke

There is a common denominator amongst a lot of these podcasts featuring former players… Most of them were not all that well liked during their playing days.

Draymond Green and Pacman Jones are two good examples of that. And I feel the same way about Matt Barnes. However, since retirement, I’ve really grown to respect and value Barnes voice on NBA talking points. That story from the “We Believe” Warriors is LEGENDARY. The authenticity with Stephen Jackson is fantastic and when these two get a great guest on, I am tuning in. 

You can listen to All The Smoke, here:

11) I AM ATHLETE

Between Brandon Marshall, Pacman Jones, and Lesean McCoy… this is a wild crew.

But do not confuse the chaos with a lack of some outstanding behind the scenes stories. Much like All The Smoke, the guys tell it how it is. At times, the show can veer off a little much for my taste, but they have put together a legit platform.

You can listen to the I AM ATHLETE podcast, here:

10) Old Man and the Three

This is a good podcast. Which is saying something because, at times, I can find JJ Reddick to be a pinch of a know-it-all. But I can’t even front – he brings it on this podcast. It is full of great stories and incredibly insightful NBA information from the perspective of players.

There have been some spectacular episodes with current superstars. At times, it almost feels surreal listening to the best players in the world discuss their most intimate trade secrets. Of the entire catalog of the show, some must-see episodes include Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Chris Paul, and Luka Doncic.

You can listen to The Old Man and the Three, here:

9) Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson

This podcast has a special feeling about it for one very specific reason.

The guests want to be there. It is an honor to be there. And that is because EVERYONE wants to talk with Mike Tyson. This podcast isn’t always perfect or cookie cutter, but damn – it has some remarkably profound and heavy moments. 

8) Spittin Chiclets

Now, I may not know a ton about hockey. But damn, these are some funny ass guys.

 I think there has always been a stigma that hockey doesn’t get the media love that it probably deserves, which is probably what made this podcast such a refreshing breath of air for fans of the sport. They never had anything like this. Spittin’ Chiclets is a home run. Point. Blank. Period.

You can listen to Spittin’ Chiclets, here:

7) ESPN’s 30 for 30

ESPN nailed it with 30 for 30. It is some of the best sports storytelling I’ve experienced. And their podcast is no different.

They did what I doubted they could, and recreated that same storytelling magic. There are some episodes that have a video counterpart, and some that are audio-only. But with 30 for 30, it doesn’t matter what it is. It is always kick ass.

You can listen to 30 for 30, here:

6) The Rich Eisen Show

Man, I have so much respect for Rich Eisen. He has delivered top-tier sports talk radio for so long, and still keeps his show fresh. I appreciate how his show will veer off of sports for a big guest, but at his core, he is a sports junky.

 I also think that Rich doesn’t get enough credit for some of his more touching or sentimental moments. When you have been on air as long as Eisen has, there will be days where unfortunate topics are necessary. And it is in those moments where I find myself enjoying Eisen the most. 

You can listen to the Rich Eisen Show, here:

5) The Herd, Colin Cowherd

If you don’t respect this man’s craft – then you don’t get the industry.

 Being live on radio for five days a week, at three hours a day, is not easy. Of course, Uncle Colin can be susceptible to some not so great takes, but more often than not – I think he is entertaining. And if there is one thing you can count on, it is Cowherd comparing a team or player to Starbucks… every single week. 

Cowherd created his own podcast network, where he hosts a separate show. But all of them can be found on the same feed. It has a very similar feel to his previous gigs.

You can listen to Colin Cowherd’s podcasts, here:

4) The Ryen Russillo Podcast

I consider Ryen to be the gold standard in sports talk. He’s a little more dialed back compared to a Pardon My Take or Pat McAafee. However, Ryen’s desire to discuss the nitty gritty details of players and games is remarkably enjoyable.

Whether you fell in love with his radio work at ESPN, or if you got on the train when he joined The Ringer, Rusillo is a champ in the podcast space. 

You can listen to The Ryen Russillo Podcast, here:

3) Pardon My Take

There is no one funnier on this list than Big Cat and PFT. These two are world-class comedians. The kicker is that they are genuine, everyday, over the top, sports fanatics.

The Barstool tagline always gets a reaction, but these two are fantastic podcast hosts. The team releases three episodes a week, but if you are a fan of the NFL, I would advise listening to their Sunday night reaction episodes during the season. Obviously, we are looking at some cream of the crop podcasts and this show would receive a lot of top votes.

You can listen to Pardon My Take, here:

2) The Bill Simmons Podcast

He is called The Podfather for a reason. From the beginning of podcasting, there was Bill Simmons. And like many people on this list, not everyone is going to love his show. But to deny what Simmons has done in podcasting would be negligent.

The Bill Simmons podcast gets massive names, has plenty of good substance, and is as reliable as any. Simmons releases the show about three times a week, in addition to all of his appearances on other shows. Just be aware, he is a Boston homer.

You can listen to The Bill Simmons Podcast, here:

1) The Pat McAfee Show

At this point, he is inevitable. Pat is the biggest and best name in the game. There are some obvious reasons as to why like his infectious energy, remarkable storytelling, and his genuine kindness.

But when Pat began to interview Aaron Rodgers for 45 min every Tuesday during the NFL season, it became official – he is the best sports podcast host in the game. Perhaps the most impressive part of McAfee’s show is the frequency. Like with everything else that Pat does (football, comedy, content, wrestling, ect.), he goes all-in. You can watch the crew live on youtube Monday through Friday from 12 P.M. to 3 P.M. EST. 

You can listen to The Pat McAfee Show, here:

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Can Jayson Tatum Live Up to the Hype in the NBA Finals?

Jayson Tatum is the next, great NBA superstar—or so we’re told. At just 24 years old, he’s been the breakout player of these playoffs, leading the Boston Celtics to the Finals and grabbing the inaugural Eastern Conference Finals MVP along the way. His stats are sparkling (26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game) and his tough shot-making gives him a sense of unguardable inevitability. A studied follower of the Mamba Mentality, Tatum has recreated his mentor’s graceful midrange game—and also his knack for a certain kind of cringey, performative grindset. Whereas new-age stars like Nikola Jokic or Giannis Antetokounmpo are both future Hall of Famers in unprecedented ways, Tatum is an All-Star straight out of central casting. He went to Duke and plays for the Celtics and scores lots of points. He can sling cold cults like a champ. There’s a certain tautology to it all: Tatum is a star because everyone keeps saying he’s a star.

Even if Tatum is certainly a great player, he also hasn’t been the undisputed top dog in any of Boston’s playoff series this year. Against the Nets, Tatum swept Kevin Durant, but Durant had to contend with Boston’s league-leading defense and Tatum got to feast on Bruce Brown. In the second round, Tatum was soundly outdueled by Giannis Antetokounmpo, a sobering reminder of the gap between Tatum and the NBA’s absolute elite. Only the staunchest Tatum-heads would argue that Tatum played better than Jimmy Butler after Butler and an undermanned Heat team nearly pipped the Celtics for a Finals berth. 

A cynic could say that the Boston Media Mafia has manufactured consent around their favorite son. Ever since Tatum boomed Lebron James in the 2019 Eastern Conference Finals, the media apparatchik has thrown its full weight behind Tatum; Bill Simmons and his cartel of influential, trend-setting media members with New England ties have taken up Tatum as their cause celebre and elevated his standing in the general basketball discourse. To his credit, Tatum has validated a lot of the media’s shamrock-tinted gaslighting—he truly is among the best two dozen basketball players alive. And yet, when a Celtic who was patently not the most valuable player in the Eastern Conference Finals saunters across the stage to collect the freshly minted Larry Bird and Bob Cousy trophies, it’s hard to not grow suspicious of how and why it happened. 

In this sense, there’s a growing rupture between the perception that Tatum is in the midst of an all-time great postseason run and the reality that he’s merely having a very good one. Notably, Tatum is a lackluster playmaker for a player this lauded and prolific—amongst the 64 players who Basketball Index classifies as either a “shot creator” or “primary ball-handler,” Tatum ranks 50th in passing creation volume (their proprietary metric for evaluating the true impact of a player’s passing). 

While Tatum has pumped up his assist totals in the playoffs to nearly six per game, his playmaking ceiling is capped by his inability to stress multiple layers of a defense. Despite his size and athleticism, the 6’8 Tatum is a begrudging interior presence, scoring only 6.9 points on his 13.9 drives per game in the ‘yoffs, figures that lag behind gimmicky guards like Jordan Clarkson and centers like Karl-Anthony Towns. Despite his marionette-ish slipperiness with the ball, Tatum’s handle is more flashy than functional at this point; hounded by Miami’s handsy defenders, he barfed up nearly five turnovers a game.

As such, his reliance on his jumper allows Tatum to thrive against nearly every imaginable defensive coverage, but it leaves the Celtics vulnerable to spells of point-less grossness if Tatum is running cold; he has an icy 51.4 percent True Shooting in Boston’s 31 losses, compared to a rosier 61.3 percent True Shooting mark in their 51 wins. Tatum’s greatest asset as a scorer (his gobsmacking shot-making) feeds into his main offensive deficiency—when you can routinely drain impossible shots yourself, there’s no incentive to fuss for easier ones for your teammates. At a certain point for Tatum and the Celtics, being a bucket becomes a problem.

Although these Finals don’t represent some legacy-defining moment for the 24 year-old Tatum, they will provide some much-needed present clarity—it’s not that Boston’s boy-emperor has no clothes, but it’s unknown if he’s dressed in stylish gorpcore.

If Tatum is truly the generational scorer that a city full of lesser Wahlberg siblings believes him to be, he should have no problem vivisecting Golden State’s switching defense. His fellow All-NBA First-Teamer Luka Doncic just hung 32 points, nine rebounds and 6 assists per game on the Warriors, so surely Tatum can do the same, right? By taking home the Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy to pair with his Larry Bird and Bob Cousy ones, Tatum could once and for all prove he’s not a creation of Boston-obsessed basket-bloggers. For Boston to capture the title, Tatum needs to prove his lovers correct.

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ONE37pm Attends NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600

Have you ever experienced a NASCAR race live? We got that very opportunity this past weekend with the Coca-Cola 600 race, and to say it was awesome is an understatement. While with some other sporting events you get there maybe about 30 minutes or so before the game to get your seats, food, etc., that isn’t the case when NASCAR comes to town. It’s an entire weekend of family-friendly festivities to keep you entertained. While we, unfortunately, weren’t able to attend the other events, we did spend the entire race day with the NASCAR team.

Taking place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the festivities started with what can only be described as one big tailgating party complete with a Ferris wheel, shops, and plenty of food stands. We kicked off the day walking around different areas of the track, taking in the sights.

Then around 2:30 or so, we stopped to take in some of the driver interviews which was a cool experience. About an hour later, Lynyrd Skynyrd took to the stage to perform some of their classics in a set that lasted about 45 minutes or so, and then we observed the fan experience firsthand.

I got on the ferris wheel (which you’ll see in our TikTok coming out a little later), picked up some cool merch, and got some pizza before the red carpet driver introductions. After the driver intros, we hung out near Bubba Wallace’s car for a little while, and then made our way to one of the pit spots for the beginning of the race where we actually got to watch the opening laps (which you’ll also see on the TikTok).

Folks, we were so close that we had to actually wear earplugs. It was a truly incredible experience and in between all of our adventures, we had the chance to chat with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who drives the #47 for JTG-Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR cup series, and Charlotte Motor Speedway exec Greg Walter to talk about the fan experience as a whole. Check it out below.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

ONE37pm: Ricky the atmosphere is crazy! Can you give us your perspective on the fan experience?

Stenhouse Jr.: The fan experience at NASCAR, especially here at the 600 is really unlike any other sporting event. The drivers are really close and interact with fans a lot, and that’s something that our fans really enjoy. It’s cool for us to come out here and see the ones that are in your gear supporting you all the way. It’s a lot of fun!

ONE37pm: How excited are you for tonight?

Stenhouse Jr.: I’m pumped for tonight! This new car, 600 miles, and it’s a long race. We didn’t qualify as well as we wanted to, so we’re going to have to be in the back and pass a lot of cars. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and it’s one of my favorite races of the year.

ONE37pm: What’s your message to those attending for the first time?

Stenhouse Jr.: I hope you’re here early and really taking in everything NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway have to offer during Memorial Day Weekend. We’re honoring all of the men and women who protect our country, and we always pay tribute to the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the fans enjoy all of that and enjoy our race. It’s gonna be a good one!

Greg Walter

ONE37pm: Greg, this is a special day here in Charlotte. Can you talk more about the fan experience?

Walter: We’ve got fans here from all 50 states and 12 countries, so you try to map out the day for them like Disney World so they can catch everything. We’ve planned out things at the fan zones, we’ve got activities, and all of these experiential pieces. We also have this juxtaposition of music. So when you put those two together it’s incredible. You are hearing the music, seeing all of these different things, and we hope that by the time you get back home you’re like “I want to do that again!”

ONE37pm: Just seeing this ourselves for the first time is what we would describe as an immersive experience. There isn’t any other sport where you can get as close to the athletes as you can here.

Walter: I don’t think so! Accessibility is one of the unique things about our sport. You can get right up to the drivers. The NFL doesn’t let you do that, the MLB doesn’t let you do that, etc. You can literally go around and see everything. I always say that if you give me 30 minutes with someone who has never been to a race before, they will leave a fan because it’s that accessible.

ONE37pm: Lynyrd Skynyrd is performing as we speak right now. The legends are coming out to NASCAR!

Walter: It’s like a music festival and race all combined together! It’s overwhelming! We have so many genres of performers coming, and there is something for everybody which is cool to see because you see the diversity in our fan base. We are trending younger and younger. My daughter just graduated from college and told me she was coming to the race. I asked her if I gave her tickets, and she said bought them at her school and was going to bring 20 of her sorority sisters!

ONE37pm: It’s Memorial Day Weekend. What does that mean to NASCAR?

Walter: It’s about storytelling. We have seen some great moments here at the 600. There are dozens of different stories where we have honored those that have served our country. Connecting people on a micro level is something that we do. So you are going to hear all this chaos and noise, and then halfway through it will be silence to honor our troops. 

In addition to the race, we also checked out another cool experience earlier this week. On May 23rd, there was an exclusive private media event in Charlotte with NASCAR, Joe Gibbs Racing, and Stratasys, a leader in 3D printing solutions, to announce the first-ever 3D printed production parts that will be used on every NASCAR NextGen racing car.

A private media tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing facility was provided, and we caught up with Stratasys Pat Carey after the event to talk more. 

ONE37pm: Thanks for chatting with us Pat! How was the event this past Monday?

Carey: It exceeded my expectations! It went really well at the Gibbs facility. People really underestimate 3D in my opinion, and there was a lot of internal education.

ONE37pm: Can you just break down the 3D aspect a little more for us?

Carey: Well NASCAR 3D has really changed a lot with prototyping. It’s a big deal for us because now the 3D parts are going to be mandated which is something that has never happened before. So it’s a big deal!

ONE37pm: What else do you want people to know about the event?

Carey: Racing is changing dramatically and maturing. Joe Gibbs is our longest partner. As I just mentioned, racing has really matured, and it’s all about adding value and evolving. 

The new 3D printed parts provide NASCAR with enhanced performance, flexibility, cost savings, and improved aerodynamics, and are being used by every team that competes in the NASCAR Cup Series. The parts are a culmination of nearly three years of planning, design, and development, as the Next Gen car underwent more than 37,000 miles of testing before its introduction at The Busch Light Clash in February. Stratasys has partnered with NASCAR teams for almost 20 years to support their endeavors to create highly competitive race cars, using 3D printing technology to support tooling, drill guides, and now production parts. 

You can check out more via NASCAR.

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Nike’s 47th Prefontaine Classic Kicks Off Today

It’s a big day today in Nikeland as The 47th Nike Prefontaine Classic kicks off today. Having been around since 1975, the event takes place at the iconic and newly renovated Hayward Field through tomorrow. Building on the success of last year (which was the first year of competition in the new facility), Hayward Field is considered by many to be the “finest track and field facility in the world.

Furthermore, the classic, which is named after the legend Steve Prefontaine, is the premier track & field meet in the US and part of the Wanda Diamond League, the annual worldwide series of elite track and field athletic competitions. It is the only professional T&F Diamond League event in the United States. 

Another exciting update to the competition is the return of Para Disciplines to the Pre for the first time since 1989! Those athletes include two-time World Championship Bronze Medalist & Paralympian Scout Bassett, two-time Paralympic medalist Hunter Woodall, and eight-time Paralympic track & field international medalist and world record holder Blake Leeper.

Ahead of the event, we spoke with Olympic Distance Runner Cooper Teare, Atlanta Track Club’s Allie Wilson, and two-time Paralympic medalist Hunter Woodall on how they have been preparing for the tournament.

ONE37pm: Thanks for chatting with us guys! I’ll start by asking how you’ve been preparing for the tournament so far.

Allie: I’ve been training for a long time both outdoors and indoors. I did have a little injury while training but it’s been okay! I’ve just really been focusing on my fitness and health as this is something I’ve wanted for a long time. This is actually my first time running an 800 since the Olympic Trials. I’m grateful to be here!

Cooper: This is personally my best training block I feel in terms of my transition from college to pro. In the past I had trouble putting together good blocks of training because I had to focus on school and other things like that. To have a Diamond League here in America is a huge opportunity, and I actually get to be home with it being in Oregon as well which is cool because I get to start my professional career with this pre-classic. I’ve been working with my buddy Cole as well on training. It’s been fun!

Hunter: Right now I’m really starting to get into speed and competition. I’m working on the 200s today. My main goal at the moment is just to stay healthy. That’s the biggest thing.

ONE37pm: Cooper this question is for you. I heard you had a very interesting race. Could you tell us more about that?

Cooper: Yes this particular race was one of those very few times where you can call something life-changing or a big turning point. Ironically enough it was my last collegiate race which made it a bittersweet moment, and something happened to me that had never happened before.

I didn’t go into the race thinking I was going to win, but I knew I had to win. I literally dragged myself across the finish line, and it was the hardest I have ever pushed myself. That race showed me a lot about who I am, and it gave me confidence. As an athlete, you have to have the ability to learn how to mentally get yourself to the next level.

ONE37pm: What are you all most looking forward to in terms of visiting Oregon?

Allie: I actually haven’t really thought about it! I’ve been to Oregon twice and saw the beaches which were really beautiful. It was a very cool experience!

Cooper: Well I actually live in Eugene, Oregon as I mentioned earlier so I’ll be home! I think that’s something that can be an advantage, but it’s also something that can be a little daunting as well. It will help a lot because I’ll be able to sleep in my own bed and cook my own meals at home.

Hunter: Two words. Tracktown Pizza. It’s a restaurant that’s all about track and field, and of course, it has great pizza!

ONE37pm: What do you guys have planned after this classic? Any more races in store?

Allie: I actually have a race next weekend where I’ll be running a 1500, and I actually made my debut in that two weeks ago. My hope is to get better and go further. I’ll also have the Grand Pre in New York, so I’ll definitely be doing more!

Cooper: This is going to be my professional race so I’ll definitely be doing more races including one in Portland, but I’m also going to take it one day at a time. We also have plans to do a European Circuit at some point later this year too.

Hunter: I’m doing something different after this Pre. This is going to be my only professional race this year, and I’ll only be racing for myself. I’ll be competing with nobody other than myself and sharing my journey on my socials. The goal is to come out of this being the best version of me that I can be.

You can keep up with Allie, Cooper, and Hunter via their Instagram accounts.

Okay, it’s spotlight time!

First up, another drop from Brady. The revolutionary Breathe Easy training gear has been restocked!

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The collection ranges from $55-$145 and you can shop the full collection here.

Next up is another drop from Stance.

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Stance is having an epic sale. Here are the deets: Up to 40% off all styles excluding Active Apparel, and the dates are Friday, May 27th – Mon May 31st (Early Access Thursday 26th). Early Access will be available on the first day of the sale for those on the SMS/Early Access Email List.

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Can the Mavericks Help Luka Doncic?

On any given day, Luka Doncic might just be the best basketball player in the world. This is hardly a novel sentiment—Doncic is averaging 31.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game while nursing a gimpy calf—but it feels worth verbalizing. For whatever reason, Doncic was shunted to the outer rim of the MVP conversation, his all-world last 60 games of the season canceled out by his pudgy, lethargic start to the year. Unfairly, his gaudy box scores bear the stigmata of unvirtuous stat-padding, numbers derived in part from gluttonous usage rate and grift rather than purely from ethical skill. Still, this unlikely Dallas Mavericks run to the Western Conference Finals has revealed a surprising truth about the heliocentric Doncic: none of this is really about him.

To a degree, Doncic is so good and so prolific that his own greatness is almost immaterial to the outcome of a game. In Dallas’ nine playoff wins, Doncic has averaged 29.3 points and 7.7 assists (out of 14.3 potential assists) per game;  in their eight losses, Doncic has put up 34.3 points and 5.1 assists (out of 13.1 potential assists) per game. During any given game, Doncic will do Doncic things—he’ll dribble the ball enough to grow new calluses on his hands, get his teammates open by twisting anxious defenses into recklessness, and score somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 points. He creates consistency through volume—there’s an upper and lower bound on how good or bad he can be.

In this sense, the Mavs fate rests in the hands of everybody else. When the Mavs win, they have a 65.6 percent effective field goal percentage on catch and shoot opportunities; when they lose, that number shrinks down to 50.6 percent. This is hardly groundbreaking shit; it’s shot variance. 

But beyond that, the Mavs are ironically, uniquely reliant on their role players because of the way that Doncic hogs the spotlight. By dint of Doncic’s individual dominance, the rest of the Mavs handle the ball within specific, frantic moments of opportunity while the defense is in fire drill rotation. Doncic invariably creates good chances for his teammates; it’s up to the likes of Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, Spencer Dinwiddie and especially Jalen Brunson to transform them into great ones. 

Unsurprisingly, the Mavs season-prolonging, Game Four win doubled as both their best shooting and best passing performance of the Western Conference Finals. With the Warriors prepared to recover on Doncic’s kick-outs, the Mavs recognized that the pressure point of the Warriors’ defense was their ability to make second and third rotations rather than simply executing the first. 

As such, Dallas weaponized Brunson and Dinwiddie as sources of shot creation rather than merely as possession-ending shooters, trusting them to exploit advantages against the Warriors. Accordingly, both Brunson and Dinwiddie were more involved as passers—Brunson made 50 passes (up from his average of 43.8 for the playoffs) and Dinwiddie passed 36 times (up from 31.8). Similarly, the Mavs increased their off-ball creativity, setting pin-in and flare screens away from the ball to further obstruct the Warriors’ attempts to contest shots. As a result, over 49% of the Mavs’ threes were either open or wide open. 

Of course, all this is secondary to the less romantic reality that the Mavs won mainly because they made shots rather than miss them. More than any other year in recent memory, these playoffs have been decided by the basic arithmetic of field goal percentage and have spawned an anticlimax of blowouts and non-competitive fourth quarters. Staring down a 3-1 deficit, the Mavs are still probably going to be fodder on the way to another Finals run for the Warriors, but their evolution to suit peccadillos and peculiarities of Doncic could vault them from a year as a surprising contender and into years of perennial contention. 

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Major League Pickleball Brings the Game to Wall Street

As you know, pickleball is the sport of the future. It’s garnered the attention of everyday people, top athletes in other sports and even power players on Wall Street. In support of next week’s launch of the 2022 Major League Pickleball season, the MLP Founder, Steve Kuhn was invited to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

The NYSE also hosted an exhibition pickleball match featuring four of the top players in the trending sport. This marked the first time in history that a sporting event was held in the New York Stock Exchange.

The historic event, which took place in front of a select group of spectators, was livestreamed on New York Stock Exchange’s YouTube channel.

With a 40% increase in interest in pickleball, the sport which has been around since the mid 1960s, is currently the fastest growing sport in America. An estimated 4 million+ people picked up paddles in 2021 alone.

The Major League Pickleball’s 2022 season officially kicks off June 3rd in Austin, Texas. The highly anticipated Finals match can be watched on CBS Sports Network on June 5th.

This Saturday (May 28th), the invitation-only live draft reveal show will take place in New York at the iconic USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Check out MajorLeaguePickleball.net, as well as MLP’s YouTube and Facebook channels for highlights.

Stay locked in with ONE37pm for all of the most up to date information on all things pickleball.

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Ahead of Game Five, Are the Miami Heat Out of Moves?

As far as high-level playoff basketball goes, the Miami Heat-Boston Celtics Eastern Conference Finals hasn’t been especially watchable. Through four games, there hasn’t been a single minute of overlap where both teams have simultaneously played well; these are good basketball teams that seem physically incapable of stringing together extended periods of good basketball.

Despite the absence of traditionally fun things like points and people succeeding at their jobs, each game has featured a single stretch of lucidity where a team Moon Knight-ish-ly snaps out of their gormlessness and remembers what ostensibly made them contenders in the first place. Games One and Three featured torrid Miami runs that ripped open 20 point leads; the Celtics iced Games Two and Four pretty much by the first media timeout. The problem for the short–handed Miami Heat is that their 102-82 shellacking in Game Four may have shown that their institutional muscle memory has atrophied. 

While such doomerism feels extreme in a series that’s still knotted at two games apop, Miami’s troubles are more qualitative than quantitative. Namely, their offense has gone to crud—Jimmy Butler has a gimpy knee, Kyle Lowry’s hamstring has the structural soundness of a Gildan tee, Tyler Herro missed Game Four with a strained groin that could keep him out for weeks. Beyond Miami’s ever-growing sick bay, Boston’s own injury situation has improved now that Robert Williams (the actual Defensive Player of the Year) is back in the lineup. After missing Game Three, Williams changed the tenor and shape of the Celtics defense in Game Four by allowing Boston to play either mega-big lineups with a Williams-Al Horford pivot or switchy, smaller units with Williams as the lone big. 

As such, Miami’s offense faces a contracting menu of the possible—after all, you don’t score only 82 points in an entire game when you have an abundance of good options. Even at full-strength, their attack was merely above-average rather than elite, with their 114.2 offensive rating ranking 11th in the NBA during the regular season. For the playoffs, Miami’s offensive rating has stayed fairly productive overall(113.2 points per 100 possessions), but their efficiency in the halfcourt has cratered: in their 15 postseason games, their 92.8 offensive rating in the halfcourt is down nearly five points from their regular season mark. Their 90.9 halfcourt offensive rating against the Celtics is somehow even worse. Every bucket feels like a novelty.  

Whereas Boston has the stabilizing luxury of spamming Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown isolations and pick-and-rolls, Miami’s offense is a fragile, more delicate contraption. Like dialectic or egg-and-spoon races, the Heat rely on an orienting system of weights and counterweights to succeed.

Accordingly, the Heat conjure points by voltroning together the skillsets of their roster. Tyler Herro is a slick off-the-dribble scorer but not a nuclear athlete, so he makes for a nice pairing with Bam Adebayo, a frighteningly strong and fast dribble-handoff hub with a piddly bag of his own. Similarly, PJ Tucker is really only useful when he’s standing still in one of exactly two spots on the court, which, in turn, offers spacing for Jimmy Butler to get busy in the mid-post. Compared to a team like the Warriors that runs a specific offense out of ideological purity, the Heat are complicated by necessity—if they didn’t do all this stuff, they’d simply not score points. 

But with their entire backcourt in varying degrees of disrepair, the Heat are liable to completely unravel. Since Butler isn’t able to muster his usual level of burst, the Heat need to rely on their secondary (and tertiary) offensive weapons like Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry to pick up the slack. But since Herro is out and Kyle Lowry is limited, Miami doesn’t have the pull-up shooting to coax Boston out of their paint-sealing drop pick-and-roll coverages. But since Boston’s bigs can chill in the paint, Adebayo is vulnerable to barf up clunkers against Williams like he did in games two and four. And since none of Butler, Herro, Lowry, or Adebayo can reliably do good stuff at the moment, the Eastern Conference Finals have featured a truly grim helping of Max Strus and Victor Oladipo Time. 

None of these individual ails would normally be enough to doom the Miami Heat to basketball hell; the cumulative attrition most likely will. The series is probably lost—all for want of a nail. 

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Why You Should Be Watching This Youtube Boxing Event


If you’ve ever watched a youtube/influencer boxing event you’ve probably thought the same thing. These guys look like they have no idea what they are doing and why is there so much fake beef? These events are usually hyped up with press conferences where opponents will wager tattoos or in some cases lump sums of money. Reformed troll and meme connoisseur Idubbbz has transformed the youtube boxing scene by putting together an event that dismisses both these recurring issues. Here’s why Creator Clash is a youtube boxing event you should be watching.

On May 14th, some of the biggest names on youtube took to Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida for the first ever Creator Clash. In most youtube boxing events, the emphasis is always on who is fighting. Creator Clash however wanted to put the focus on boxing itself. They went through a long vetting process to ensure that those who competed would train properly and be in shape for a full exhibition fight. In turn, the event was a huge success selling out over 10,000 in-person tickets and raising over $1.3 million dollars for charity. Here are the most memorable moments of the night.

Graham Stephen vs. Michael Reeves

The first notable fight took place between two of the most unlikely competitors. Graham Stephen is a 30 year old real estate agent and finance youtuber who regularly produces videos on stock market trends. Michel Reeves is a 24 year old youtuber/engineer who goes viral for his videos building robots and teaching them how to do… well this. Both these guys are known for their brains not their brawn, so when they agreed to fight it shocked both their audiences. Michael Reeves proved to be robotic with his jabs and was able to secure a TKO in the late second round.

Minx vs. Yodeling Haley

The only fight on the Creator Clash card headlined by two Women took place against lifestyle streamer/youtube JustaMinx and Tik Toker YodelingHaley. If you wanted a fight full of wild haymakers, bloody combos, and even mid-fight emoting, this fight delivered all that and more. The most memorable moment of this fight was watching Minx deliver a deadly combo of shots with the biggest smile on her face while Haley fights to stay on her feet. Minx won the fight by TKO in the fourth round.

Harley of Epic Meal Time vs. Arin Hanson of Game Grumps

In the early days of youtube there was one channel that sat at the mountain top of viral content: Epic Meal Times. The youtube cooking show where a couple of buddies in Canada would put together large concoctions of fast food horror and then feast like kings, hosted by Harley Morenstein. Arin Hanson on the other hand, hosts the youtube channel Egoraptor where he makes parody cartoons of different video games. Harley proved to possess killer footwork and poise as he took the fight in the second round by TKO. After taking the win, Harley knew exactly how to draw a crowd for the rumored second Creator Clash. First he gave props to his competitor, then poetically name dropped who his next opponent should be… DrDisrespect.

Idubbbz vs. Dr.Mike

The headlining fight of the night was highlighted by Creator Clash founder Idubbbz and Physician/Youtuber Dr.Mike. Dr.Mike is known for his youtube channel where he gives health advice while breaking down health myths and has built a following of nearly 10 million users on the platform. Idubbbz has been a staple in the youtube meme community since its conception. Dr.Mike dominated the match and won the fight by unanimous decision. Idubbbz showed a level of resiliency that no one expected, not getting knocked down a single time during the fight. 

Although Idubbbz has been looked at as an infamous character on the platform, he put that ego aside and engineered what I believe to be the most well put together youtube boxing event to date. All the competitors put in a high level of training to get their mind and body in the right shape and it showed. An aspect of this event I found enjoyable was the mutual respect shown between fighters. Every post-fight you could see the two warriors embrace in the middle of the ring, unlike the back and forth barking we see in other influencer boxing events. In a recent press release it was announced that Creator Clash 2 is in the works for spring 2023 and I could not be more excited. The potential this event has to raise a significant amount of money for charity and introduce a new audience to the sport of boxing is what distances it from other similar events. Keep your eye on Creator Clash 2, because your favorite YouTuber may just be fighting in it.

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The Best Golf Podcasts to Stream Now

In the last three years, the entire golf space has skyrocketed. People are playing more than ever before, golf apparel companies are thriving, and golf content has ascended in popularity. With that being said, golf fans are looking to find a podcast that will educate them, make ‘em laugh, and talk about the great game. There are hundreds of great content creators in golf, so if I missed one of your favorites—forgive me! But here is a list of my favorite golf content creators and some of the best golf podcasts you can listen to right now.

11) Honorable Mentions

In the number 11 spot, I would like to use this opening for some honorable mentions that may not qualify for the Top-10. 

James Jordan Golf 

I do not know what it is with James, but I am obsessed with his instructional content. I am not an avid obsessor of the mechanics in a golf swing. I enjoy the feel and mojo of a round. But James has dialed in his teaching in a very fun, unique way. I look forward to the day where my income is a little more stable and I can give this man a call to fix this swing. 

His ability to work with kids is next level. He has become one of the best coaches for kids trying to play college golf. If you are trying to get better at the game, he unloads instructional content to your feed for free. If you want to dive deeper, you can buy his book, “The Plan.”

Mulligan Plus 3 Putt 

No, this is not a podcast or long form creator. Sue me. I don’t know who this guy is. I almost want to keep it that way. But wow, has he just figured out Tik Tok. 

Most of the content coming from Mulligan Plus 3 Putt is quick, short form content. If you are casually looking for some relatable golf shots, this is the guy.

BustaJack

Good, clean, competitive, wholesome fun. With the unmistakable southern accent, “BustaJack” is one of the more soothing and calming presences in the golf content space. This duo has got some serious game, but also embrace the mistakes that occur in a competitive setting.

No Laying Up

When mentioning golf podcasts, creators and communities – it wouldn’t be a full list without No Laying Up.

They are as well oiled of a machine as you will see. This is for golf DIE-HARDS. They preview and analyze every tournament. The youtube page is fantastic. The Beluga and Soly do a great job hosting the podcast and recap weekends.

I love the golf. Truly. And if you do too, then there is a great shot that No Laying Up might be the community for you.

You can listen to the podcast here:

10) Mark Crossfield

Mark Crossfield is the host of the “Hack it Out” podcast and has been one of the longer standing members in the golf content community. This selection is a bit of a throwback for me, but if you have been consuming golf content long enough then you know who this is.

This is a true and true, a golf purist’s dream. Crossfield brings it with every piece of content that he puts out.

You can listen to Mark’s podcast, Hack it Out,” here:

9) The First Cut Podcast

CBSSports has really done a remarkable job with its golf coverage. Obviously it helps to have the IP rights and copyright freedom when it comes to The Masters, but even beyond that, they have some of the best work around.

The First Cut podcast is a great example of that. The voices include Kyle Porter, Rick Gehman, and occasionally – Jonathan Coachman. This show lines up with a more traditional coverage of the sport, but it is quality golf discussion.

Here is where you can listen to “The First Cut”:

8) Tour Junkies

Not everyone loves to gamble… but in the golf world, they do.

So when golfers want some good betting content, this is where I send them. The Tour Junkies have a partnership with DraftKings, which is always a plus for me.

It feels like with each and every month, this podcast has found a way to step up its game. If you are watching a majority of the PGA Tour events, I suggest giving these guys a listen! They have one of the best golf podcasts around.

Be sure to listen to the “Tour Junkies” before the next big tournament!

7) Manolo Teaches Golf

This feels like when Shaq was listed as one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in only his fourth season in the NBA. In about 365 days, Manolo has become one of the most iconic voices and faces in the game of golf.

Yes, he is funny as any creator you will find. That’s a no brainer.

But where I think Manolo really separates himself is that he is able to make connections from other sports, to help consumers translate those skills into the great game. In addition, Manolo does an incredible job of just explaining the ettique and rules of the sometimes confusing game.

He hasn’t dabbled as much into long form content, but when he does, I have no doubt it will be glorious.

6) Danny Maude

I’m afraid that my list will favor creators who place more emphasis on video content, but I think that makes sense. It is hard for me to consume golf content without envisioning myself hitting the same shot or mimicking a swing.

Danny Maude is one of the first names you will see when you enter the golf video rabbit hole. And it is for good reason. His videos break down different situations on the course, while also providing a lot of free instructional content. Can’t ask for much more than that.

5) Golf Sidekick

Stress. Free. Golf.

For Golf Sidekick that is the name of the game. Golf is a hard enough as it is… why do we like to make it harder?

I’d imagine that some people won’t find his content to be as detail oriented as some other great teachers like George Gankas. But I find his work to be just as helpful, and perhaps, a little bit easier to consume for the average Joe.

Golf Sidekick produces some incredible full-round video content. He is able to break down club choices, shot decisions, and provides easy ways to chop strokes off of your final score.

Undeniably, one of the golf creators that has helped my game the most.

4) Garret Clark, GM Golf, Good Good

It probably helps when you have the most viral, insane moment in the history of golf recorded for your Youtube channel. 

This group of guys really mastered the youtube platform. When the golf content boom happened, this was the first group to really rise to the top. Obviously this is a very entertaining bunch, but they also have some real players. 

One of the things I appreciate about these groups is the diversity in backgrounds. Garret Glark is the leader. He was the one who exploded onto the scene first with his incredible trick shots. You also have the ex-collegiate golfers like Grant Horvat. But in addition, there are members who come from other sports and are just great athletes who are trying to make that adjustment into golf. Seeing these golfers interact feels very welcoming.

What Garret has built is special. He is a young kid, but don’t let that fool you. There is a maturity and authenticity that is palpable in his content.

Check out their podcast here:

3) Rick Sheils

Rick Sheils is probably a founding father when it comes to the golf content game. He’s been at this thing for quite some time and if you have ever gone down a golf rabbit hole on youtube, then you have seen his face and heard his voice. 

When I’m watching Sportscenter with my Dad, during commercials, I hear Rick’s voice come from my Dad’s phone. Rick has collaborated now with the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, but his video library is outrageous. If you are looking for a golf creator to enjoy, do not look any further than right here.

On any given day, or any given moment, Rick has a claim to the best golf podcast in the game.

Take a listen to the Rick Shiels Golf Show here:

2) Fore Play Podcast

This podcast and team has grinded over the last 1000 days to consistently put out quality content. There is no doubt that some people won’t find this content to be their cup of tea, but that is OK. Truth be told though, their access is better than any of their competitors. The crew includes the leader “Riggs,” Frankie, Trent, and Lurch. Each of them brings a different perspective and level of experience. 

The podcast took a massive leap when they became official TaylorMade sponsored golfers (that still feels weird to say). Now, they frequently collaborate with the biggest names in golf, bringing that Barstool flare to the interviews and shenanigans. Even if you aren’t a fan of the Barstool vibe, I think Fore Play does a good job of balancing the rowdy banter and genuine excitement. Because of their relationships in the PGA, there is a some level of seriousness that these guys have to keep. 

I think this crew sometimes gets a bad reputation. If they say they are scratch golfers, people would say BS. If they claim to be 20 handicaps, people would say they are sandbagging.

Either way, these guys bring it. Every week, these group provides some of the best golf content in the game. A list of the best golf podcasts would be inaccurate if Fore Play was not included.

1) Robby Berger, Bob Does Sports, Brilliantly Dumb

His name may not ring a bell, but if you spend any time on social media – you know who this guy is.

He’s the man who heckles golfers, but in a very polite manner?

How about the time he ate 18 hot dogs with his pal and frequent collaborator, Joey Cold Cuts?

Let us not forget the time “Bobby Fairways” told Cold Cuts that they would be playing the infamous Torrey Pines… only to take him to the worst rated golf course in California?

Jokes aside, Robby Berger has made some incredible golf content in recent memory. His podcast, The Brilliantly Dumb Show, will veery of the path of golf content. But Bob Does Sports has undeniably become my favorite way to consume golf content. This is probably the most casual golf content you will see on this list, but it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

I also imagine, with time, that Berger will be able to rise the ranks and do big-time partnerships. Much like the way Fore Play has. The show already has welcomed Beau Hossler onto the channel.

If you don’t watch Bob Does Sports, you are missing out on some great laughs. To me, he belongs on any list of the best golf podcasts.

For some more shenanigans, check out the Brilliantly Dumb Show here: