Month: August 2016

Ep. 3: The future of USA Men’s Basketball and LeBron James, plus 5 Bold Predictions

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That’s what you’ve been doing, right? Anxiously awaiting the newest episode of the Couch Coach? Well, you can stop hitting F5, because it’s here, and man, its a whopper.

In this episode, I go all-in on LeBron James. Guys, I tried really hard to give him a break, but I just couldn’t help myself. What came out was an all-out finger-pointing blame game and it just got out of hand. But I stand by it and I refuse to apologize.

Also, this episode would have come out a bit sooner, but my producer and I spent entirely too much time going back and forth about how tall Carmelo Anthony actually is. (Editor’s note: Carmelo Anthony is not now, nor has ever been, 6’11”, despite what Stephen thinks.) I would end up losing the debate and go back to make some additional edits. It doesn’t change the fact that Carmelo was the MVP for the USA Men’s National Team.

I also highlight five bold predictions that you guys submitted. Some of them are ridiculously bold (I’m looking at you, Trace), others have the smell of a bandwagon fan (Mr. Grant, the lifelong Laker fan picking Portland to make it to the WCF?!?!?!). Needless to say, this was a fun segment and I look forward to getting more interaction from my listeners.

Finally, I welcome, or rather, encourage, Coach K, to join us in the Man Cave. If you’re keeping track, our Man Cave now consists of Tim Duncan, Ray Allen and Coach K.

Boy, that’s an awkward group, isn’t it? Picture them all in fuzzy maroon robes with “C.C.” on the pockets, salt and pepper beards, sipping martinis and trying to find something to talk about. I think it goes something like this…

COACH K: So, Ray. I heard you were in a movie recently?”

RAY: Huh?

COACH K: Yea. What was it called? He’s All That? With Spikey Lee?”

RAY: Um, it was called, He Got Game. And it’s Spike Lee, not Spikey. And that was in 1998.

COACH K: He Got Game! That’s it! and Spike Lee. Yea, big Knicks guy, right?

RAY: Yep. He is. He really is.

COACH K: Yea, I never saw it but, uh, congratulations on the film.

TIM: Wait, you were in a movie, Ray?

* crickets *

COACH K: Hey, guys,want to see if they have He Got Game on Netflix?

– scene –

Someone Photoshop this please…

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Ep. 2: The NBA Salary Cap, Russell Westbrook’s New Contract, the Olympics, and Ray Allen

So you’re back for more, huh? Good for you. Grab a life vest, because we’re going deep this time.

In this episode, we discuss Russell Westbrook and the future of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, and even take a look at some salary numbers for the Dubs up in Oakland.

Then, I break down five players from the men’s Olympic team in this segment of “Honey, Can You Get the Kids?”™

Finally, I reach out to Ray Allen and extend an invite to the Man Cave. Hopefully the rumors aren’t true…

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Stephen Hale, aka The Couch Coach

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Ep. 1: The NBA Offseason, Kevin Durant and Warriors, 2017 MVP Predictions, Farewell to Tim Duncan

You made it. You’re an official couch coach now. As promised, I have something to tickle your ears.

In this first episode, I talk about Kevin Durant and the Warriors, share my early season prediction for MVP and wonder who will compete with the new Super Team.

In our “Honey, can you get the kids?” segment, I break down a few interesting story lines in rapid fire.

I wrap things up with a special tribute to the best Power Forward ever in a segment we’ll call “Welcome to the Man Cave.”

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Stephen Hale, aka The Couch Coach

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