Chronicles Of Crotty #151: Separate Ways

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): I always wanted to be in pictures.

VISITOR

Glenn Moore (@GlennMooreCLE) is an old friend and is now writing for Cleveland.Com. Naturally, we talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers. Huge wrestling buff as well.

MENU
A. Catching up with Glenn! How was his WrestleMania weekend?!
B. We talk Cavaliers. It doesn’t look good out there, guys.
C. 8th Seed Reunion?! WHAT IS THE 8th SEED!

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
The Bad Touch by Bloodhound Gang (instrumental)
Separate Ways by Journey
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Mr. Jones by Counting Crows
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
You Ain’t Hard by Bad Azz and Techniec

PROMOS
John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) from Red’s Army
Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) from Ball Don’t Lie

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Chronicles Of Crotty #150: Voices

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Got my face paint ready to go.

VISITORS

Christopher Walder (@WalderSports) has written about the Raptors for Raptors HQ and Bleacher Report. And to add to that, he is one of the writers for WrestlingRumors.Net. He’s a true renaissance man.

We also bring back the great John Canton (@johnreport) of TJR Wrestling and TJR Sports. He also writes wrestling at WhatCulture.Com.

MENU
A. The Raptors are doing what now?! Third in the East?
B. We are all looking forward to the Western Conference Playoffs.
C. We take 15 minutes to talk wrestling as we went over this crazy WWE weekend.

R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior.

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Unstable (Ultimate Warrior theme) (instrumental)
Voices by Rev Theory
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Metalingus by Alterbridge
Rest In Peace (Undertaker theme)
With My Baby Tonight by Road Dogg Jesse James
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
The Game by The DX Band

PROMOS
Tracy Murray (@realtracymurray), retired NBA player
Keith Closs (@BossCloss33) formerly from the L.A. Clippers
John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst.
Sam Vecenie (@sam_vecenie) from Fear The Sword
Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) from Ball Don’t Lie

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Chronicles Of Crotty #149: Game Of Love

HOSTS

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Can I have your autograph?
Jeremy Rincon (@Jermcon): He wants to take a picture with you. While he’s at it, he wants a lock of your hair.

VISITOR

Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) of Ball Don’t Lie schools us with his NBA knowledge. We talk about the playoff picture, how good the game is today, and what his rule changes would be.

MENU
A. I catch up with part-time co-host Jeremy. The conversation takes a turn for the worse.
B. Kelly Dwyer talks to us about how he got to Ball Don’t Lie.
C. We talk West playoff picture and how historically good it’s been.
D. So what would NBA Commissioner Kelly Dwyer do?

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Shut Up And Let Me Go by The Ting Tings (instrumental)
Game Of Love by Santana and Michelle Branch
New Girl theme by Zooey Deschanel
Piss On You (Remix) by Dave Chappelle
Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Welcome To Paradise by Green Day

PROMOS

Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) from Ball Don’t Lie
Brent Barry (@barryathree), 14-year veteran and NBA TV analyst
Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) from Basketball Insiders.
John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst
Eddie Maisonet (@edthesportsfan) from The Sports Fan Journal

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Chronicles Of Crotty #148: Come As You Are

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): I pity the foo’.

VISITORS

Ben Chew (@TheRealBenChew) of That NBA Lottery Pick (@ThatNBAPick) goes on the show in the meeting of both TNLPs. We talk everything about the NBA from the Seattle SuperSonics and NBA players crossing over to music.

MENU
A. Seattle SuperSonics talk. We miss you, Sonics.
B. The Spurs, Pacers, and Sixers. How are they doing?
C. NBA players giving music a try, Who was the best one?

EXTRACURRICULARS

Let’s watch one of the NBA players rip their thing on the mic.

(VIDEO CREDIT: PsychoRealm9.)

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Paul Revere by Beastie Boys (instrumental)
Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Come As You Are by Nirvana
Hold You Down (Promises) by Kareem Rush
What The Kidd Didd by Jason Kidd and Money B.
Flow On by Cedric Ceballos and Warren G.
Ram It by Los Angeles Rams
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Crush by Jennifer Paige

PROMOS

John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst.
Alex Wong (@steven_lebron), from Steven LeBron Dot Com
Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) from Basketball Insiders.
Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) from the Los Angeles Times and Basketball Insiders.
Keith Closs (@BossCloss33) formerly from the L.A. Clippers

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Chronicles Of Crotty #147: These Are The Days

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): ‘Cause I want it all… or nothing at all.

VISITORS

Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) of Basketball Insiders returns to the show to talk Boston Celtics, the Sixers‘ run to an infamous record, and the East playoff picture.

MENU
A. Jessica updates me on how she’s doing and tells me how got started in this business.
B. We talk Celtics and see where they go from here.
C. The East Playoff picture.
D. And we talk about how Gerald Green (a former Celtic) is doing.

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Goodies by Ciara and Petey Pablo (instrumental)
Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart by BackStreet Boys
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
These Are The Days by O-Town

PROMOS

Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson), Editor Emeritus of SLAM Online
Elie Seckbach (@Seckbach) from ES News

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Chronicles Of Crotty #146: No Rain

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Westside!

VISITORS

Jon Santiago (@itsjonsantiago) of Cowbell Kingdom returns to talk Sacramento Kings with me. He also talks about our PERSONAL ties as well as our karaoke adventures.

MENU
A. How DO I know Jon?
B. More karaoke talk.
C. Sacramento Kings talk.
D. Somehow, we talked about how much the Lakers suck.

EXTRACURRICULARS
Speaking of karaoke adventures…

(VINE CREDIT: Zach Harper.)

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Double Dragon Opening Theme (instrumental)
All My Life by K-Ci & Jojo
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men
Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
No Rain by Blind Melon

PROMOS

Clipper Steve (@clippersteve) from Clips Nation
Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrisonSBN) from Silver Screen and Roll

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Chronicles Of Crotty #145: Hey Ya

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Whaddup, shawty? Is that ATL talk?

VISITORS

From L to R:
Robby Kalland (@RKalland) writes for Hawks.Com.
Bo Churney (@BoChurney) writes for HawksHoop.Com.
Cole Patty (@ColePatty) writes for HawksHoop.Com.

That’s actually Robby’s picture. He’s been in television as of late. Bo might actually really be Simba and wears an Atlanta Braves hat. And Cole is secretly Jesse McCartney.

In any case, we ended up talking for a couple of hours. However, the first 40 minutes of the conversation ended up being lost because of a botched recording. So we picked up where we left off and just talked away about anything and everything. And, yes, we do end up talking about basketball. Including the Hawks.

MENU
A. We lament on our loss of the 40-minute recording we had earlier in the day.
B. Las Vegas stories.
C. Go-to karaoke songs.
D. Bad halftime shows.
E. We somehow ended up talking about the Bucks before talking about the Hawks.
F. March Madness real-time reaction.
G. Robby impersonates the Macho Man. Also, Robby has never heard of the Macho Man rap album.

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK (it’s a HUGE soundtrack)
Rockit by Herbie Hancock (instrumental)
Hey Ya by Outkast
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
End Of The Road by Boyz II Men
Kiss From A Rose by Seal
Crossroads by Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony
London Bridge by Fergie
Single Ladies by Beyonce
Baby, One More Time by Britney Spears
Irreplaceable by Beyonce
California Gurls by Katy Perry and Snoop Doggy Dogg
Royals by Lorde
I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift
Timber by Pitbull and Ke$ha
Lip Gloss by Lil Mama
Be A Man by Macho Man Randy Savage
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney

PROMOS

John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst
Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) of the Los Angeles Clippers
Zach Harper (@talkhoops) from CBS Sports’ Eye On Basketball
Sean Highkin (@highkin) from USA Today
Sam Vecenie (@sam_vecenie) from Fear The Sword

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Chronicles Of Crotty #144: Dilemma

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Still stuck on NBA2K for DreamCast.

VISITOR

Trust me. That’s how he really looks like.

Chris Manning (@LD2k), one of the co-founders of LakerNation.Com (@LakerNation), stops by for the first time in three years (not four like I previously thought) to talk NBA 2K and give his thoughts on the current Knicks and Lakers situations.

MENU
A. Catching up with Chris.
B. Steve Nash. In it for the money but is that so bad?
C. Phil Jackson OFFICIALLY joining the Knicks.
D. Lakers are in trouble, aren’t they?
E. After Chris left, I had a #StupidTwitter rant.

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Spinning Machine from Streets Of Rage 3 (instrumental)
Hot In Herre by Nelly
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
NBA2K2 Menu Song
Country Grammar by Nelly
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Love And Marriage by Frank Sinatra
Real American by Derringer
Dilemma by Nelly and Kelly Rowland

PROMOS

Brent Barry (@barryathree), 14-year veteran and NBA TV analyst
Keith Closs (@BossCloss33) formerly from the L.A. Clippers

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Chronicles Of Crotty #143: When Doves Cry

HOSTS

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass): Sexy party host.
“Snottie Drippen” (@SnottieDrippen): The terror of Twitter.
Jeremy Rincon (@Jermcon): Young boys don’t know any better.

VISITORS

Zach Harper (@talkhoops) from CBS Sports returns for like the 89th time to lend his expertise on the NBA.

The individual known as DragonflyJonez (@DragonflyJonez) stops by. He is quite the Twitter personality and I asked him to stop by for some Knicks talk and for a much-needed boost on this web site. Because I like capitalizing off someone’s popularity. Also, Stan Van Gundy LOVES this guy.

MENU
A. So who IS DragonflyJonez?
B. Phil Jackson joining or not joining the Knicks.
C. Woe is the Lakers.
D. A bit of basketball movie talk.
E. And what was really better? 90s NBA or today’s NBA?

TEASERS
DRAGONFLYJONEZ: “You know how Stan Van Gundy gets when he’s upset, he sounds like a crow having a heart attack.”

ZACH: “I wouldn’t even trade for Bargnani on my pick-up team!”

ZACH: “The last time (Josh Smith) was relevant, Dwight Howard was a Christian!”

DRAGONFLYJONEZ: “Why you on Twitter if you ain’t gonna tweet? That’s the dumbest shit ever!”

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
When I Hear Music by Debbie Deb (instrumental)
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by Outkast
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
When Doves Cry by Prince
Karma Chameleon by Culture Club
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC

PROMOS

Brent Barry (@barryathree), 14-year veteran and NBA TV analyst
Matt Barnes from the Los Angeles Clippers
John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst
Tracy Murray (@realtracymurray), retired NBA player
Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) of the Los Angeles Clippers
Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) from Basketball Insiders.
Holly MacKenzie (@stackmack), freelance writer.
C.J. Miles (@masfresco) of the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Chronicles Of Crotty #142: Cult Of Personality

HOST

Rey Moralde (@TheNoLookPass) (PG): Somebody, somewhere best beware my crew.

VISITOR

Bryan Crawford (@BryanCraw4D) seems to write for everything Chicago but his most popular works were in SLAM Magazine. He currently writes for NBC Chicago as well as CSN Chicago and Red Eye Chicago. A very hardworking dude.

MENU
A. We get to know Bryan a little bit.
B. The frustration with analytics. For the record, I’m fine with them but…
C. How the Chicago Bulls are doing.
D. Other B-Ball talk!

BANNER
Greg Sorvig

SOUNDTRACK
Fighter Select from Tekken 2 (instrumental)
Cult Of Personality by Living Colour
Free Your Mind by En Vogue (instrumental)
Ridin’ In My Chevy by Snoop Doggy Dogg
Wonder’bout by Hikaru Utada (instrumental)
Graveyard Symphony (Undertaker‘s theme)
Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly

PROMOS
C.J. Miles (@masfresco) of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Eddie Maisonet (@edthesportsfan) from The Sports Fan Journal
John Crotty (@JohnKCrotty), Miami Heat radio analyst

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