The draft is two and a half weeks away! Spike and Mike discuss the NBA Finals, go over their big boards, and talk about the NBA Draft with SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell. Follow him on Twitter @SBN_Ricky.
One month before the draft, and we’re YouTube central over here on the Rights To Ricky Sanchez.
We talk about getting the Ricky some respect, the NBA Playoffs, some recent Philadelphia media Sixers #HotTakes, and of course, get deep into the Hezonja love with Derek Bodner (follow Derek on Twitter and read his work at Liberty Ballers and his own website), as well as every other player who the Sixers may take at #3.
There is now a Twitter for the podcast, it’s run by our new intern, Phillip. Please follow at @RTRSPodcast.
Who’d have guessed, two years ago when we started The Rights To Ricky Sanchez podcast would be doing a live version, that barely anyone could hear, in a packed Buffalo Wild Wings, in front of hundreds… (deep breath through nose) AND HUNDREDS of the pod’s supporters? No one would have guessed that. You’d be a moron to have guessed that.
But it happened, and it sounds, well, it sounds like it sounds. It’s a funny listen. You hear people boo Doug Collins and Howard Eskin. You hear people chant “asshole” at Andrew Sharp. And you hear Mike and I sort of try to do a show, and then eventually give up.
We showed up to Ricky, and chew bubblegum, and we were all out of bubblegum.
Next time, we’ll be more prepared. We didn’t expect so many people. We’ll bring bigger speakers. But for now, this is a fun listen if you were there and want to bask in the memory, or didn’t make it because you were stuck outside because we filled up the place, like this guy.
Thanks again for coming. You guys and gals are awesome.
There are two things you have to know about the second annual Rights To Ricky Sanchez / Liberty Ballers Lottery Party. 1. Andrew Sharp showed up, and took a picture with this guy. 2. They had to stop letting people into Buffalo Wild Wings on a Tuesday night because they were at capacity. Yikes!
Thank you so much for coming out. Mike and I decided that rather than eat like civilized human beings, we’d go do a podcast. Live podcast highlights will be released sometime on Wednesday.
Thank you so much for supporting the podcast. It means a lot to both of us.
Finally, a talk about the draft on the Ricky that involves two people! Spike has finally watched a bunch of YouTube, and has some barely informed opinions.
We go over who the Sixers may pick in the draft, take some fantastic Twitter questions, talk about the current NBA Playoffs, Bill Simmons’ exit from ESPN, a jigsaw and more!
Thanks for buying so many Lottery Party shirts. We can tell you, there will be A LOT of people there. If you never ordered, you can still get one to be sent from Cheesesteaktees, and we’ll have a VERY LIMITED number of shirts at the party.
Of course the RTRS/Liberty Ballers is May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings at Grant and the Boulevard. All info is HERE.
Next, the podcast is a SWEET one. Of course, we talk about Marcus Mariota. We discuss the NBA R.O.Y. vote, the social media dude from the Rockets getting canned, the loss of Chad Iske, the NBA playoffs and former Sixers still playing, the reports that the Sixers like D’Angelo Russell, Dario Saric and some Twitter questions.
Another season in the books, and it was one of the best in the last decade, perhaps the best.
The fact that we’re saying that about a team that won 18 games says a lot about a lot of things. We’ll let you decide what those are.
We give out year end awards, including Team MVP, The Ricky Sanchez Award, Lickface Of The Year, and much more (including a rap song by Hollis Thompson).
A reminder, The RTRS/Liberty Ballers Lottery Party is May 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Great Northeast, all the info is HERE. The t-shirts are just FIVE BUCKS?! and available HEREfrom Cheesesteaktees. Don’t miss out by waiting too long.
Also, become a fan of the Liberty Ballers team in The Basketball Tournament HERE.
The t-shirts are amazing and are available for $5 for pickup at the party HERE, or for out-of-towners, for $15 HERE.
On today’s Ricky, we take a bunch of questions from Twitter, a TANKATHON update, Spike goes in on Liberty Ballers commenters, Mike reveals which questions he wanted to ask Brett Brown and didn’t, and some talk about Bill Simmons recent Sixers writings.
I don’t know where to start. Let’s just start here.
First, the place, it’s at Buffalo Wild Wings in the great northeast. It is ALL AGES. There is LOTS OF PARKING. There is BEER and OTHER ALCOHOL and mad SNACKS. You can eat all the snacks you can handle.
You can eat WINGS or BONELESS WINGS, or FLATBREADS or maybe some friggin’ NACHOS. Or perhaps some PULLED PORK SLAMMERS.
They will have some sweet food and drink specials for us.
Most importantly, they are happy to have us, and they will have a million loud TVs on the lottery so we can cheer when the Sixers steal the Lakers pick and we can boo when they show Doug Collins.
These shirts are amazing but are no longer for sale for party pickup.
You may be asking, WHO DESIGNED THIS FRIGGIN AMAZING SHIRT?! Well that is amazing artist Kevin Lennertz. He is an amazing artist and alumni of University Of The Arts, and he volunteered his services. Look at HINKIE! You can see all of Kevin’s really amazing art at his WEBSITE. Also, please follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinLennertz.
Kevin is the best, please hire him!
We will have more to add, but we’re starting off BIG. Thanks to our friends at Sports Authority (thanks Marty), we’ve got some SWEET Sixers Throwback Starter satin jackets to give away. You’re going to come into the party looking like a SCHLUB and will leave looking friggin’ FLY in your Lottery Party t-shirt and Starter satin jacket from Sports Authority.
Let’s be together for this. It was really fun last year, and it will be fun again.
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