Ben DuBose joins Austin Staton and Hunter Atkins to recap the seven-game series between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. Will the Rockets make moves during the offseason to bolster their rotation? Is LeBron James a legitimate target to land in Houston? The trio discuss this and more while previewing the NBA Finals that begin on Thursday night in the Bay Area.
Derek Fogel of CBS Sports stops by the studio and joins Austin and Hunter to discuss the latest on Dallas Keuchel and the Astros as the club inches toward the All-Star break.
Then, the Brew Crew offers their opinions on the James Comey hearing with Jeremy, who is three Vodka Tonic’s deep in Boston but offers cogent takes on the mess in Washington.
The show closes as Austin and Hunter provide a recap of game four of the NBA Finals as the Cavs knocked off the Warriors, 137-116, to force a game five in the Bay Area.
The guys welcome back Kevin after a brief stint in the hospital and discuss the Astros historic pace to the 2017 season.
The crew then breaks down the NBA Finals, what the Rockets can do to compete in 2017-18, and whether the playoffs have been entertaining.
Then, the guys discuss ESPN’s list of the most famous athletes on the planet before focusing on the latest terror attacks in the U.K.
Austin and Hunter are joined by former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy as they preview the highly-anticipated NBA Finals showdown between the Cavs and Warriors. Van Gundy explains why difficult defensive matchups for the Cavs will force Kevin Love off the floor, how injured Warriors coach Steve Kerr can coach well without being on the floor and that the Cavs can win only if something “unexpected” happens: “When you have LeBron James, you always have a chance.”
Also, be sure to check out Hunter’s feature as Van Gundy discussed Houston education and his work with Pro-Vision, a charter school in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods.
The guys also discuss the highly-anticipated NBA Finals series between the Warriors and Cavs, and why the pressure is all on Golden State.
Lastly, the crew breaks down Brock Osweiler’s comments that his game film over the last two years speaks for itself. Hint: It does, and it’s not good.
Jeff Van Gundy, former Rockets head coach and current NBA analyst for ESPN, joins Austin and Kevin to break down the NBA Playoffs and whether or not anyone can beat the Warriors. JVG also weighs in on the MVP race between Harden and Westbrook, and offers his thoughts on the legacy of Yao Ming. Then, Sean Pendergast of SportsRadio 610 joins Austin, Hunter and Jeremy in studio to discuss the Texans, Rockets and Astros.
Welcome to the 48th episode of The Weekly Brew podcast – this week, an all-star lineup of Houston sports media figures joins us to break down what’s happening in the city, including KPRC sports anchor Adam Wexler (formerly of Sports Radio 610 and SportsTalk 790), Houston Chronicle Texans and NFL writer John McClain and Matt Weston of Battle Red Blog.
But first, Austin, Kevin and Dolores break down the spectacular Game 7 of the NBA Finals, with LeBron James fulfilling his promise to the city of Cleveland to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy (and bringing with it the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Trophy), a stark turnaround from last week’s premature prediction that the Warriors would win in five games.
Next, The General, John McClain, breaks down the Texans offseason following OTAs and minicamp, looking at how Brock Osweiler is making his presence felt as a leader on and off the field, examining what Jadeveon Clowney needs to do this season to avoid being labeled a ‘bust,’ and looking through the draft and free-agent acquisitions to uncover who might have a big season for the Texans.
Matt Weston, our good buddy from Battle Red Blog, has spent his offseason poring through film of Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, and joins us to share why he – per his Twitter account (@mbw987) – has fallen in love. Weston also shares his thoughts on Jadevon Clowney and head coach Bill O’Brien.
Finally, Adam Wexler joins us to share his extensive experience in the field of Houston sports, delving into some of his most meaningful memories watching the Astros, Texans and Rockets. Wexler also shares his thoughts on James Harden sitting out the Olympics and how that might affect his offseason preparation and assesses how Mike D’Antoni might fare at the helm of the Rockets.
Lastly, the BrewCasters give a shoutout to a very special listener, Melissa Leon, who not only reviewed us on iTunes but signed up a number of her friends as listeners and got them to review as well. That’s why Leon is our WeeklyBrewCast MVL this week – but it could be you! Just go to iTunes, click Ratings and Reviews and leave a 5-star review with a little blurb, and you’ll get your own shout out to our thousands of listeners, too. As Spike Lee says, Do the Right Thing!
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