Shawn Hardie and Wes Upham discuss the NFL’s reaction to President Trump’s comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and #takeaknee (23:00 mark). They also discuss why NFL owners chose to “unite” with the players (30:30) and Shawn explains why he still watches the NFL and why boycotting specific teams makes more sense than the entire league (35:20). Beforehand, they brought back the Hater’s Call for Shawn after his Ravens got destroyed by Jacksonville (3:45) and briefly discussed the Carmelo Anthony trade (17:00).
Five Questions Episode 43: The Curious Case of Colin Kaepernick
Five Questions Episode 42: Carmelo Anthony Trade Rapid Reaction
Shawn Hardie rounded up fellow Knicks fans Ali Campbell, Emman Ebosie, Bruce Elliott and Nonstop Culture’sJeff J. to break down the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They discuss their thoughts on the actual trade, the future of the New York Knicks, where OKC will finish in the Western Conference next season and Carmelo’s legacy as a Knick.
Five Questions Episode 34: A Requiem for Phil Jackson, Part 2
In Part 2 of the discussion of the resignation/firing/parting ways of Phil Jackson, we discuss America’s obsession with berating the Knicks, what’s next and argue if Phil was really as bad as others make him out to be. Crew: Lifelong Knicks fans Shawn Hardie, Bruce Elliott, Claudio De La Rosa, George Brobbey, Jeff J., Landon Dais
Five Questions Episode 34: A Requiem for Phil Jackson, Part 1
We have assembled a collection of Knicks fans to discuss the resignation/firing/parting ways of team president Phil Jackson. We compare him to Isiah Lord Thomas, wonder if the Knicks are in a better or worse place than when Phil started, how this affects Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzinigs and what exactly was the final straw for team owner James Dolan. Crew: Lifelong Knicks fans Shawn Hardie, Bruce Elliott, Claudio De La Rosa, George Brobbey, Jeff J., Landon Dais
Five Questions Episode 32: The DEFINITIVE 2017 NBA Draft Preview
We gathered an All-Star crew to discuss the NBA Draft, including the blockbuster Celtics-Sixers trade over the weekend, if the Lakers will draft Lonzo Ball or will they Carmelo themselves and trade it for Paul George (9:10), who the Suns (14:21), Kings (16:30) and Magic (19:10) will take and if the Knicks can end up with De’Aaron Fox (24:30). After conducting our own top 10 mock draft (28:10), we discuss which player could unexpectedly jump into the top 10 (42:10) before wrapping up with NBA trade news and rumors (50:10), a 76ers fan’s perspective on the Celtics-Sixers trade (1:01:40) and if LeBron to LA next year could happen (1:06:10). Cast: Rahel Ayalew (Celtics fan), Cousin D (Lakers), Alvin Grimes (76ers), Knubbs (Suns), Joey Corleone (Kings), Dr. Mike Williams (Magic), Shawn Hardie & Ali Campbell (Knicks).
Five Questions Episode 27: Bleacher Report’s Jermaine Spradley on the Knicks, LaVar Ball, Canelo/GGG and the sports media landscape
Shawn Hardie is joined by Jermaine Spradley to discuss how he went from handling credit default swaps at Citigroup to becoming executive editor at Bleacher Report, what would happen if the Knicks ever won the NBA title (12:45 mark), his thoughts on LaVar Ball (27:20), the layoffs at ESPN and how they reflect the changing sports media landscape (31:50) and Floyd Mayweather’s influence on the upcoming Canelo/GGG fight (39:30).
(Note: Due to technical difficulties, we had to change recording apparatus which caused a change in recording quality, and we apologize.)
Five Questions | S1 E19: The Knicks Stink, Part 2
In Part 2 of discussing the dumpster fire at Madison Square Garden, the panel discusses if the Knicks should try to make the playoffs or if they should tank to get into the lottery, the issues of trying to rebuild in New York and getting future free agents to consider the Knicks. Guests: Knicks fans Ali Campbell, Jeff J., Bruce Elliott and Suns fans/Knicks detractor Knubbs.
Five Questions | S1 E18: The Knicks Stink, Part 1
Shawn Hardie and a host of Knicks fans (and a detractor) discuss the state of the New York Knicks, including how the hell did they end up where they are, Phil Jackson’s tenure as GM (11:50 mark) and how much blame does Carmelo Anthony deserve (29:45 mark). Guests: Knicks fans Ali Campbell, Jeff J., Bruce Elliott and Suns fans/Knicks detractor Knubbs.
Five Questions | S1 E05: The DEFINITIVE 2016-17 NBA Season Preview
Instead of the usual, run-of-the-mill preview show (because we’re 99.9875% sure what the Finals will be), Shawn Hardie, Ali and Cousin D discuss who will claim the title of Worst NBA Team from the Sixers, which teams from each conference will not make the playoffs, how good the Bulls will be, the Warriors vs. the field, who will win the Southeast Division and who will win MVP. (Hint: No one picked a Cavalier or a Warrior!)
This Is It | S7 E35: The State of The New York Knicks, Part 2
In Part 2, Strafe & friends discuss where the Knicks will finish in the East in 2017, why we’re the most ridiculed fan base in the NBA (15:30 mark) & how nice it is to actually have first round draft picks again (36:17). Guests: Ali, Carlos Poveda, Emman Ebosie, Elvis Maduro,George Brobbey & That ADHD Show’s Jeff J.