In the 8th episode of the Strained Hammy podcast, we chat with Greg Baker, a DFW area professional basketball player, whose career has taken him from Texas to Germany. We talk about his career so far, his Summer Grind Basketball Camp, and we pick his basketball brain for his thoughts on the Dallas Mavericks.
Jeff Baker’s website: www.gregbaker.webs.com
Summer Grind Basketball Camp: June 24 – 26. Register at www.hoopworkshop.com!
The seventh episode of the Strained Hammy Podcast is here!
Rangers: Are they the best team in baseball? Mavs: What’s your dream scenario this offseason. Love Story: How did you fall in love with your favorite team?
We’re back again with a full Strained Hammy Podcast. In this episode, we analyze the Cowboys Draft and talk about the Rangers’ impressive start to the season. Also, we have two times the outtakes!
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Eric Reid. Justin Pugh. Kyle Long. Sharrif Floyd. Sylvester Williams.
Remember those names. These are players that seemingly fit the Cowboys’ many pressing needs but were missed when the Cowboys traded down thirteen spots in the 2013 NFL Draft. Instead of picking one of these players with the 18th pick, Dallas picked C/G Travis Frederick with the 31st pick, the pick the NFC Champions gave up so they could grab Eric Reid at 18. Frederick is a player most prognosticators had slotted to be picked in the late 2nd round – some said he might’ve been available at 47, the Cowboys’ next pick. Frederick, on 105.3 The Fan, said himself, “I thought I was a second-round offensive lineman.” At the rate offensive lineman were going off the board, though, it’s hard to know if he would have made it to pick 47.
Photo via DallasNews.com
Lose the battle; win the war.
The well known quote derived from Sun Tzu’s teachings was in the back of my mind as I watched Howie Kendrick and the Angels celebrate his walk-off home run at 12:21 am CST Tuesday night. Kendrick’s home run ended a thrilling eleven inning contest that was filled with heroics and errors from both sides. Although the game was lost (along with sleep), the Rangers had likely won the series that night.
In the second part of our series on the Cowboys’ options in the 2013 NFL Draft, we discuss who the Cowboys might go after in the later rounds, and who they should stay away from.
In the first part of our series on the Cowboys’ options in the draft, we talk about our overall theory on the NFL draft (draft for need, or best available?), and which players the Cowboys might get in the first few rounds.
Tomorrow, we’ll have part two.
Travis and Mark discuss FC Dallas’ hot start to the season. Can they keep up the pace?
The Rangers’ third series of the year contained both the highlight and lowlight of the season thus far. The highlight being Game 2 of course, in which young Nick Tepesch’s fantastic debut lead the Rangers to a 6-1 win. The lowlight was the 2-0 loss in the coldest day game in Rangers Ballpark history. It was a sour note on which to end a successful homestand, but the Rangers left Arlington with a series win and a 6-3 record nonetheless.
In this week’s edition of the Strained Hammy Podcast, Travis, Rex and Mark discuss the good, bad and the ugly of the Rangers’ start to the season, if Monte Kiffin can cure the Cowboys’ defense’s turnover problem, and which teams they think are closest and furthest away from a championship. Enjoy the bloopers from Travis and Rex that bookend the podcast. Where are Mark’s bloopers, you ask? Surely he makes the occasional blooper? Well, when Mark edits the podcast, Mark’s bloopers cease to exist.
00:45 – 15:03: The Rangers’ start to the season
15:30 – 31:00: Can Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defense create more turnovers?
31:28 – 48:12: Which D/FW team is closest to a championship? Which team is furthest away?