Triple Zeros

Triple Zeros

Sports talk, analysis, and interviews hosted by Josh Buckhalter. Hot takes are everywhere in the world of sports. But when cooler heads prevail, what will the story be? That's where Triple Zeros comes in. This is the best place to get your sports fix without getting hooked on nonsense. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook and JoshGBuck and @3ZerosPod! "The Game's Not Over Until There's Triple Zeros on the Clock" Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/triplezeros/support

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May 23, 2022 27 min

Taking stock of the NBA Conference Finals, Jimmy Butler delivered on his promise. The Miami Heat took care of business in Game 3 versus Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo and Jaylen Brown both had stellar performances on the evening. In the Western Conference Finals, the Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors just keep coming at Luka Docic and the Dallas Mavericks. Zach LaVine's future is becoming more of a deb...

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This episode of Triple Zeros starts off picking winners for the two Game 7s taking place on Sunday. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo and the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks advance on the road against Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics? Then, can the Dallas Mavericks pull off the upset against last year's NBA Finals runner-up in the Chris Paul-led Phoenix Suns? Secretly, there are a couple of Finals matchups that would be more int...

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This episode of Triple Zeros starts off marveling at the Milwaukee Bucks' comeback win over the Boston Celtics before checking in on the other four playoff series. Joel Embiid has a point about narratives affecting voting. Did he actually benefit from the media push more than Nikola Jokic? Free-agent guard Zach LaVine has gone from a lock to return to possible flight risk. But the grass is not necessarily greener elsewhere afte...

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This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off with some NFL Draft discussion as the Chicago Bears made some interesting choices with their Day 2 and 3 picks. Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Mitchell Trubisky found themselves as clear losers despite both being veterans and former high draft picks themselves. A.J. Brown and Hollywood Brown both find themselves in better situations after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Ca...

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April 10, 2022 36 min

This episode of Triple Zeros starts off talking about Zach LaVine's Chicago Bulls and how their season has been a success regardless of what happens in the playoffs. Then we move on to Trae Young's Atlanta Hawks who are still battling for positioning in the Play-In Tournament on the final day of the regular season. Joel Embiid has led the Philadelphia 76ers to the four-seed in the Eastern Conference, but that doesn't me...

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April 3, 2022 34 min

This episode of Triple Zeros wonders if the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert era has run its course for the sixth-seeded Utah Jazz. Then, could Gobert make sense for a Chicago Bulls team that is sliding and has clear weaknesses? The Atlanta Hawks have won five straight to take over the eight-seed -- no team wants to face them in the postseason. Kevin Durant is right about the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder having to re...

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March 27, 2022 41 min

In this episode of Triple Zeros, Udonis Haslem let Jimmy Butler know exactly how what would happen if they had to come to blows during a recent Miami Heat loss. Any talk of the Memphis Grizzlies being better without Ja Morant because they have a great record (17-2) without him is missing the big picture. They're also just flat-out wrong. Patrick Beverley has had more of a positive impact on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota ...

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March 20, 2022 37 min

This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off wondering why Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes was asked how he felt about LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers before entering the league. Also, just as the Golden State Warriors got the band back together, Stephen Curry gets hurt. Things then shift over to the Eastern Conference as the James Harden-Ben Simmons trade will end up as a push for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, b...

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March 12, 2022 32 min

This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off talking about the return of Zion Williamson to the New Orleans Pelicans this week to complete his rehab. Then, which one is a contender and which one is a pretender between Kevin Durant's Brooklyn Nets or Joel Embiid's Philadelphia 76ers? Their lopsided head-to-head matchup certainly saw Kyrie Irving look like a better sidekick than James Harden. Former Sacramento Kings guard Jason Wil...

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March 5, 2022 40 min

This episode of Triple Zeros kicks off wondering just how much of the New York Knicks woes are on Tom Thibodeau and how culpable Julius Randle is after the latter blew up on Cam Johnson of the Phoenix Suns. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five straight and four in a row with James Harden in the lineup. What’s their ceiling? The Ja Morant-Derrick Rose comparisons are unfair to the Memphis Grizzlies superstar point guard. Meanwhile, ...

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February 26, 2022 40 min

This episode kicks off with the NBA as the league returns from the All-Star break. Hear what Draymond Green had to say about Rudy Gobert and why he was right. But first, The Chicago Bulls have been even better than expected despite being banged up all season long. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks can't overcome the inconsistent effort that has played a large part in their disappointing season to this point. James Harden made his de...

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February 20, 2022 30 min

The Super Bowl ended just as predicted, sort of.  The Los Angeles Rams did get the win, but the thought that they would blow the Cincinnati Bengals out was always a bit of an overstep. Now Joe Burrow and Matt Stafford are both facing legacy questions. They aren't alone, though, as quarterbacks are once again poised to dominate the discourse over the offseason following Tom Brady's retirement (for now?), Aaron Rodgers' f...

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February 12, 2022 36 min

Super Bowl LVI leads the show as the Los Angeles Rams should close as four-point favorites. So why are we taking the Cincinnati Bengals with the points? It's not just Joe Burrow! Also, can Matthew Stafford his Detroit Lions days behind him or will he make a commit a turnover that turns the tide? Lovie Smith makes his return to the big chair as the new head coach of the Houston Texans, an opportunity he deserves even if he did g...

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Scott Lewis (aka Barberchair Scott) is the founder of The Barber's Chair Network, co-host of the 79th and Halas and 3rd Pick podcasts, as well as the host of 'I'm Not Gon Hold You'. He's also one of the best follows on Twitter and he joined me to talk about the Chicago Bears after they've hired their new regime. We talk about expectations, roster moves, and the team's search process. Perception versus Re...

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Tom Brady reportedly retired from the NFL after 22 seasons. Except, his lawyer came out and said the quarterback has yet to finalize his decision and will be the only one to officially make that announcement. Elsewhere in the NFL, the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants all hired general managers while the Bears, Giants, and Denver Broncos all hired head coaches. Sean Payton officially stepped away from the New Or...

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January 22, 2022 38 min

The NFL is bracing for what many call the best weekend in pro football, the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Derrick Henry is back and starting this weekend. But do the Tennesse Titans have enough firepower to keep up with Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals? Can Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers finally overcome his 0-3 history against a San Francisco 49ers team that might be the best-coached outfit in football? Josh Alle...

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January 15, 2022 37 min

We kick things off by flipping the script and making picks first ahead of Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday. The Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals might just be too much for the great story that has been the Derek Carr (and Rich Bisaccia) Las Vegas Raiders season. Home teams should rule the weekend but don't be surprised if the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals make it interesting. The same could be said for Ben Roeth...

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January 9, 2022 49 min

Watching the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos while recording this, the Chiefs have one thing other teams simply do not: Patrick Mahomes. Antonio Brown made quite the exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline against the New York Jets. But after he threw Tom Brady under the bus, he better hope he's right about Bruce Arians and the Bucs treatment of his ankle injury. Do the Cincinnati Bengals run the AFC North now...

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December 27, 2021 71 min

As we wrap the second full year of Triple Zeros, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite moments. I joined Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) on his podcast, Heard Tell (@HeardTellShow), a little while back to discuss Jon Gruden's unceremonious exit from the Las Vegas Raiders and if there would be more fallout. We also got into the dangers of the current media environment where being first if rewarded more than being ri...

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December 18, 2021 33 min

Does Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley trust the analytics too much? He certainly doesn’t think so even after opting not to kick it likely cost his team the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Urban Meyer’s tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn’t end soon enough judging from the statement by rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. As hard as it might be for Chicago Bears fans to hear, Aaro...

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