Golden State Warriors, Twitter + NFL, Villanova’s National Championship and Shawn Oakman

On this 38th episode of The Weekly Brew podcast, we welcome back good friend of the show, Baylor alum and latest addition to the Houston Super Bowl Committee, Dolores Lozano, Golden State Warriors beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News, Diamond Leung and Taylor Soper of GeekWire.

Dolores, Austin and Kevin were all in attendance for last Monday’s National Championship game between Villanova and the University of North Carolina, and share their experiences being present for the first buzzer-beating game-winning three in NCAA Championship history and by consensus one of the greatest national title games ever. They then delve into some less-happy sports news, discussing the investigation into Shawn Oakman, another Baylor football player embroiled in a sexual assault scandal.

Next, Taylor Soper, of GeekWire, a writer covering the intersection of sports and technology, calls in to talk about Twitter’s deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games this season, discussing why Twitter won the right to stream those games and whether the deal will have any impact on Twitter’s plummeting stock price and inability to draw and retain new monthly active users.

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Thanks for listening, and remember to always, ALWAYS, brew responsibly.

Super Bowl 50 preview with Lawrence Gilligan and Troy Renck; College basketball and Phi Slama Jama discussion with ESPN’s Reid Gettys

It’s all hands on deck for this packed Super Bowl 50 preview episode of the podcast. WSOC-TV (Charlotte) anchor Lawrence Gilligan breaks down the Panthers’ season and gets into the impact of the fairy tale season Cam Newton and the cats have had, and what a Super Bowl win would mean to the Carolinas. Denver Post NFL/Broncos beat writer Troy Renck calls in to illustrate why no one should be counting the Broncos out just yet.

The guys break down some interesting prop bets and debate the merits of legalized gambling. Don’t place your bets without hearing this insightful analysis of the various ways you can entertain yourself by putting money up on the Super Bowl.

Finally, Reid Gettys — ESPN college basketball analyst, full-time ExxonMobil lawyer, Phi Slama Jama alum and University of Houston all-time assists leader — calls in to talk about the college basketball landscape and the parity in the game, and preview possible candidates for the Final Four, which he helped bring to Houston this year as part of the NCAA Local Organizing Committee.

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