December 31, 2012

36 | 2012: The Year in Douche



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Douchebags of the Year
1. Donald Trump
2. Roger Goodell [1:18:15]
3. Mitt Romney [1:11:10]
4. Karl Rove [1:02:00]
5. Ryan Lochte | Seth MacFarlane [48:00]
6. Bobby Valentine | invents the wrap sandwich [xx:xx]
7. Aaron Sorkin [26:10]
8. Dwight Howard [24:15]
9. Lolo Jones [18:00]
10. Lance Armstrong [4:10]

Entertainer of the Year | Bill Burr | Night of Too Many Stars [32:40]
Sportsman of the Year | R.A. Dickey | E:60 [52:55]
Smartest Guy in the Room | Nate Silver [1:08:30]

December 17, 2012

35 | Technician Sports: Clay Best



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guest | Clay Best

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Origin story [1:00]
3. Basketball [x:00]
4. Football [9:30]
5. Initial story [14:20]
6. Gymnastics [18:50]
7. espn2
8. Miami Vice

December 10, 2012

34 | Bob Langford



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guest | Bob Langford

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Technician Sports [3:30]
3. Flight | 280 characters [17:15]
4. Ben Affleck [20:50]
5. College football [25:40]
6. 2013 year in review [59:00]

December 3, 2012

33 | My roommates: Kate



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roommate | Kate

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Twilight [2:40]
3. 40-year-old guy [8:00]
4. Christian lumberjack nerds [11:10]
5. Why women be trippin’ [13:20]
6. 50 Shades of Grey [15:25]
7. Secular guys [17:45]
8. The Lion and the gazelle guy [24:20]
9. Sexual tension guy [27:25]
10. The Hunger Games [37:00]
11. Christmas party [40:10]
12. Favorite roommate [48:00]

November 26, 2012

32 | Technician Sports: Ted Newman



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guest | Ted Newman

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Origin story [1:00]
2. Women’s basketball practice [7:15]
3. Ball Four [9:25]
4. Dead Bear [17:20]
5. Wanted: Ted Newman [19:00]
6. It was a little scary. [25:50]
7. Laurinburg [29:00]
8. Ted’s wife’s gaming site | DojoRetro [36:00]
9. Jennifer Howard [40:40]
10. Tom O’Brien [47:05]
11. The Lake Show [1:02:00]

November 12, 2012

31 | Alexander Wolff



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guest | Alexander Wolff | SI archive

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. To Adapt, You Must Evolve | story [1:00]
3. Providence, 1987 [5:00]
4. Small ball [8:25]
5. European game [10:45]
6. Freshman rules [13:25]
7. Older and smarter [15:30]
8. Too physical [18:05]
9. UCLA, 1964 | Most influential teams [23:20]
10. Maryland, 1974 [24:50]
11. Fab Five, 1992-93 [25:50]
12. N.C. State, 1974 [27:05]
13. Athletes who care [31:30]
14. Sportsman of the Year [34:30]
15. I still play. [35:45]

November 7, 2012

30 | Election Night 2012



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guest | Owen Good

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Undecided voters [5:05]
3. Unprinted Jesse Helms editorial [9:50]
4. Hands ad [11:05]
5. Mitt Romney [22:10]
6. The Cat Shit Scooper Theory [25:00]
7. Nate Silver | 538 [35:25]
8. Mitt Romney [38:55]
9. The Republican field [42:30]
10. Dad hated Nixon. [48:15]
11. #postmodcast calls North Carolina for Romney [53:00]
12. What the hell is rape? [55:30]
13. Barry Obama has been re-elected. [1:12:10]

November 5, 2012

29 | Technician Sports: Jeff Drew



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guest | Jeff Drew

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Throwing chairs [0:50]
3. Steve Crisp and the Black KKK [6:00]
4. America’s Nightmare [16:10]
5. Origin story [19:20]
6. General Excellence [1:04:00]
7. Technician was my life. [1:10:50]
8. Colette Cunningham [1:22:00]
9. Jeff quits. [1:31:50]
10. Anthony Robinson [1:35:00]

October 30, 2012

Bruce Bochy, updated reusme

Bruce Bochy looks like the neighborhood bartender, the kind of stand-up guy who would drive his last customer home after a long night. His voice and stubble belong in a 1950s western. Smart money says he is great poker player. He knows what he knows, but he doesn’t let the manager in the other dugout know it.

Bochy isn’t a mastermind like Tony La Russa. Or a master motivator like Tommy Lasorda. Bochy isn’t Columbo. He’s Andy Taylor. It is an over-simplification, but — Bochy gets good ballplayers, treats them well and they win.

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series championship in five seasons last night with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, cementing Bochy as the most successful manager in baseball.



He is one of 10 managers who have won three championships. The other nine are in the Hall of Fame. Stengel, McCarthy, Mack, Alston, Torre, McGraw, La Russa, Huggins, Sparky … Bochy.

Bochy knows how to manage a bullpen. In his 12 seasons with the Padres, Bochy’s closer was Trevor Hoffman, who retired as the all-time saves leader. With the Giants, Bochy has deployed a different closer during each World Series run — Brian Wilson in 2010, Sergio Romo in 2012 and Santiago Casilla for most of this October. But Jeremy Affeldt may be the team’s best reliever. The 35-year-old entered last night’s game in the second inning and pitched 2.1 shutout innings, his longest outing in two years. He was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11.2 innings during this postseason. He has pitched 22 consecutive scoreless innings in the playoffs.

Bochy gets the most out of veteran hitters, too. Phil Nevin, Ryan Klesko and Mark Loretta all had career years with the Padres. Tony Gwynn was a better hitter in his 30s than his 20s. Rickey Henderson scored 110 runs in 1996, when he was 37 years old. In 2010, Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell, both 33, each had impressive seasons.

Bochy made a gutsy call in last night’s Game 7, bringing Madison Bumgarner out of the bullpen on two days’ rest. Bumgarner threw 68 pitches in five shutout innings to save the game and the series. He shut out the Royals in Game 5 on 117 pitches. He gave up one run in seven innings in Game 1. That’s one run in 21 innings for the series. Mathewson, Hubbell, Koufax … Bumgarner.



The Cubs have reportedly hired Joe Maddon as their next manager. Maddon, who opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays last week, was a coveted free agent. He accepts advanced metrics as fact and maintains a loose clubhouse. He would have been an upgrade for every team in baseball — except for the Giants.

This is Bochy’s updated resume:

Teams | Padres [1995-2006] Giants [2007-present]

Record | 1,618-1,604 [.502]

Winning seasons | 10

Playoff appearances | 7

Division titles | 6

90-win seasons | 4

100-win seasons | 0

Pennants | 4 [1998, 2010, 2012, 2014]

World Series titles | 3 [2010, 2012, 2014]

ALL-STAR TEAM

Bochy’s All-Stars include 10 players from his Padres teams — three from the 1998 pennant winners — and five from the Giants. Buster Posey and Ken Caminiti were both league MVPs.

Catcher | Buster Posey [2012] 24 home runs, 103 RBIs, .336 batting average, .408 on-base percentage, .549 slugging percentage, 109 runs.



First base | Ryan Klesko [2001] 30 home runs, 113 RBIs, .286 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .539 slugging percentage, 105 runs.

Second base | Mark Loretta [2004] 16 home runs, 76 RBIs, .335 batting average, .391 on-base percentage, .495 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 208 hits, 47 doubles.

Third base | Ken Caminiti [1996] 40 home runs, 130 RBIs, .326 batting average, .408 on-base percentage, .621 slugging percentage, 109 runs.

2. Phil Nevin [2001]
3. Pablo Sandoval [2009]

Shortstop | Khalil Greene [2004] 15 home runs, 65 RBIs, .273 batting average, .349 on-base percentage, .446 slugging percentage.

2. Brandon Crawford [2014]

Left field | Greg Vaughn [1998] 50 home runs, 119 RBIs, .272 batting average, .363 on-base percentage, .597 slugging percentage, 112 runs.

Center field | Steve Finley [1996] 30 home runs, 95 RBIs, .298 batting average, .354 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, 126 runs, 45 doubles.

Right field | Tony Gwynn [1997] 17 home runs, 119 RBIs, .372 batting average, .409 on-base percentage, .547 slugging percentage, 220 hits, 49 doubles.

2. Brian Giles [2005]

Utilityman | Aubrey Huff [2010] 26 home runs, 86 RBIs, .290 batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .506 slugging percentage, 100 runs.

Starting rotation

1. Kevin Brown [1998]
18-7, 2.38 ERA, 257 strikeouts and 49 walks in 257 innings, 10 HBPs, 10 wild pitches.

2. Tim Lincecum [2008] 18-5, 2.62 ERA, 265 strikeouts and 84 walks in 227 innings, 17 wild pitches.

3. Matt Cain [2009] 14-8, 2.89 ERA, 171 strikeouts and 73 walks in 217.2 innings.

4. Jake Peavy [2004] 15-6, 2.27 ERA, 173 strikeouts and 53 walks in 166.1 innings, 11 HBPs.

5. Madison Bumgarner [2014] 18-10, 2.98 ERA, 219 strikeouts and 43 walks in 217.1 innings. Four home runs, 15 RBIs in 66 at-bats.

Closer | Trevor Hoffman [1998] 4-2, 1.48 ERA, 53 saves in 54 save opportunities, 86 strikeouts and 21 walks in 73 innings.

October 22, 2012

28 | Bob Langford



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guest | Bob Langford

1. Introduction [0:00]
2. Alex Rodriguez [4:45]
3. Mike and Mike in the Morning [15:20]
4. Argo | imdb.com | trailer [29:00]
5. Cozell McQueen [35:15]
6. The Ham Sandwich Theory [47:00]
7. The Daily Show [50:00]
8. The David Letterman Show (1980) [53:10]
9. Flag pins [1:00:00]
10. The Joe Piscopo Theory [1:10:30]
11. Marginally entertaining [1:17:10]

October 15, 2012

27 | Technician Sports: Owen Good [Part 2]



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guest | Owen Good

1. Bill Overton [10:00]
2. Bob Guzzo [12:00]
3. Jeff Drew [18:30]
4. Go to Hell, Carolina. [22:00]
5. Bury the ledes. [28:30]
6. Jeff Drew (redux) [33:40]
7. Basketball tabloid [37:35]
8. Bill Walton [44:30]
9. David Thompson [53:15]
10. Mark Davis [1:09:00]
11. Andy Barkett [1:24:30]
12. Sincerely, Jeff Drew. [1:28:00]
13. Calling Bill Walton [1:29:00]

October 1, 2012

episode 26



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Hell is other people (at work).
2. Baseball vs. the NFL
3. (More) Fall TV preview | The Office | Last Resort

September 24, 2012

25 | Fall TV preview



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. 2012 Emmy Awards | Jimmy Kimmel’s cold open | winners
2. Fall TV preview | Homeland | Last Resort
3. movie of the week | Network [1976] | imdb.com | trailer

September 17, 2012

episode 24



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Comedy | Bill Burr | MMPC | Sleepwalk with Me | imdb.com
2. Sports | Notre Dame and the ACC | Jim Calhoun | ESPN.com
3. movie of the week | Midnight Cowboy [1969] | imdb.com

September 10, 2012

23 | 2012 Democratic National Convention



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Charlotte
2. Democratic National Convention | FiveThirtyEight
3. movie of the week | 2016: Obama’s America [2012] | imdb.com

September 3, 2012

22 | NFL preview



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Eli Manning | Saint Tim Tebow | Peyton Manning | Saints
2. Fantasy Football | ESPN cheat sheets
3. movie of the week | Brian’s Song [1971] | imdb.com

August 20, 2012

21 | Technician Sports: Owen Good [Part 1]



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guest | Owen Good

1. Comics editor, Elkin Tribune [5:05]
2. Freshman orientation [11:10]
3. Technician [15:15]
4. Jeff Drew [18:20]
5. Robert Gibbs [23:35]
6. State sweeps UNC [26:30]
7. Clay Best [34:30]
8. Joe Johnson (naked in the Dean Dome) [39:30]
9. Grades [45:30]
10. You get a handjob in the darkroom. [57:30]
11. Buck Leonard [1:01:00]

August 14, 2012

BREWER vs. DREW on Dwight Howard



The Lakers acquired Dwight Howard in a four-team, 12-player trade on Friday. Kevin Brewer [postmodcast] and basketball guru Jeff Drew talk about it.

DREW: Great deal for the Lakers. Good deal for Philadelphia and maybe even Denver. Terrible deal for Orlando, unless Moe Harkless is a star or they are extremely lucky with draft picks.

August 13, 2012

episode 20



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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Doug Stanhope
2. Dwight Howard and the Lakers | Michael Wilbon
3. Lolo Jones and the Olympics | NY Times
4. movie of the week | The Best of Times [1986] | imdb.com

August 7, 2012

episode 19

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Rodney Purvis, N.C.State | The News & Observer
2. Olympics | ESPN.com
3. Chick-fil-A and the gays
4. movie of the week | Rumble Fish [1983] | imdb.com

August 2, 2012

episode 18

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. sports | Penn State | Olympics
2. entertainment | Louie | The Amazing Spider-Man
3. movie of the week | The Executioner’s Song [1982] | imdb.com

July 23, 2012

episode 17

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. Emmy nominations | nominees | Louie | Community
2. movie review | The Dark Knight Rises [2012] 280 characters
3. Jeremy Lin [46:00]
4. parting shot [1:00:30] | Jeremy Lin | Aurora, Colo., shooting

July 19, 2012

16 | tv producers

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guest | Craig D. Lindsey | pop culture critic

1. Aaron Sorkin [1:30]
2. David E. Kelley [7:00]
3. Michael G. Moye [12:45]
4. Bruce Helford [14:30]
5. Norman Lear [17:00]
6. Seth MacFarlane [32:05]
7. Jay Tarses [35:10]
8. Louis C.K. [xx:xx]
9. Larry David [47:00]

July 15, 2012

episode 15

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. the cult of Penn State football
2. Dream Team vs. 2012 Olympic team
3. movie of the week | The Bad News Bears [1976] | imdb.com

July 12, 2012

14 | N.C. State Athletic Hall of Fame



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guest | David Parker | at-large member, N.C. State Hall of Fame election committee

1. the first N.C. State Hall of Fame class | committee | selections

July 11, 2012

episode 13

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. sports | NBA free agents | Wimbledon | All-Star Game
2. movie review | Moonrise Kingdom [2012] | 280 characters
3. movie of the week | Urban Cowboy [1980] | imdb.com
4. tv reviews | Newsroom | Louie

July 3, 2012

12 | Andy Griffith

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guest | Craig D. Lindsey | pop culture critic

1. Andy Griffith [1926-2012] and everything else | imdb.com

July 2, 2012

episode 11

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. sports | Euro 2012 | NBA free agents
2. movie of the week | Death Race 2000 [1975] | imdb.com
3. tv reviews | Louie | Newsroom

June 24, 2012

episode 10

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. NBA Finals: Heat 4, Thunder 1 | series page
2. movie of the week | BMX Bandits [1983] | imdb.com
3. movie reviews | Prometheus | Snow White and the Huntsman

June 18, 2012

episode 9

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. NBA Finals, Game 3: Heat 91, Thunder 85 | boxscore
2. The Dream Team | NBAtv
3. movie of the week | A Boy and His Dog [1975] | imdb.com

June 13, 2012

episode 8

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regular | Bobby Quesenbery

1. NBA Finals, Game 1: Thunder 105, Heat 94 | boxscore
2. Bobby goes to Boston.
3. movie of the week | The Brotherhood of Justice [1986] | imdb.com

June 4, 2012

episode 7

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1. NBA playoffs
2. N.C. State Sports Hall of Fame
3. [Community] Hulu.com

May 21, 2012

6 | James Curle

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guest | James Curle [Riddick & Reynolds]

1. basketball
2. Amendment 1
3. television

soundtrack | American Beauty [Grateful Dead]