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59 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Episode 332, The Rant: Mike Smolens
We pull up to Great Neck, NY to speak to one Mike Smolens. In this pod, we discuss his love for sports early on, his versatility in playing a multitude of sports including Baseball, Soccer, and Tennis, how he got into umpiring at an early age, and how he got into his main passion in officiating now, Basketball. All that and more, my conversation with Mike, now.
91 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 331, The Rant: Sean McCann.
Back in April 2021, Sean and I reluctantly started communicating, and ultimately working together. His story is incredible. In this pod, we discuss his early life playing Basketball, his love of sports, his deep love of Flag Football, his start in making the League LI Legends, and what the future holds. All that and more, my conversation with Sean, now.
52 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
#The Rant Bonus: Poppin' Flags with Sean McCann
A Bonus! From the guys that brought you Referee Rant and Long Island Legends, the premier Flag Football league on Long Island, we present to you: Poppin’ Flags - the new podcast where we cover all things Flag Football. We talk to people in or around the league, and those that truly love the game and want to grow it like us. Today’s guest, Sean McCann, owner of LI Legends Flag Football League, and my partner in our new endeavor, LI Legends U - our youth Flag Football league. We’d be remiss to not mention and shout Blake Crespo, our other partner who will be on the show shortly. Sean also was gracious enough to be on #therant. His story will be on the next episode. And without further ado, here is Poppin’ Flags! Follow and subscribe!
12 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 330, The Rant: MTG Basketball
Guess what New York, New York we back! We sit down with Rob Moses in the first weekend of the MTG Basketball tournament in St. Alban’s, Queens. Sights and sounds were absorbed, and we got to sit down with the head honcho himself Rob Moses, and another off-duty official Warren Davis. MTG Basketball. The Rant. Now.
38 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 329, The Rant: Jeff Lescouflair Part 3, The Comeback.
After a seemingly never ending bout with Vaccines, Covid, and Sabbatical’s, June 1st is a rebirth. We are back. In this pod, we discuss me being sick and out of commission, what Jeff’s been up to with the Pandemic nearing it’s end, and what we both plan for the summer. All that and more, Jeff and I, back on The Rant, now.
73 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Episode 328, The Rant: Rob Bruin.
As an early supporter of the pod, this episode was a long time coming. In this wide-ranging podcast, we chop it up with Rob about his podcast, his favorite rapper, his experience at the New House School at Syracuse University, his pandemic experience, and all things not officiating. All that and more, my conversation with Rob, now.
77 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 327, The Rant - Evan Conti.
Coach Conti loves Basketball through and through. In this pod, we discuss his early life playing Ball, his experience in the Catholic League, his times playing in college, his memorable stint as a pro overseas, his time coaching at the college level, and coaching at the Level Up program. All that and more, my conversation with Evan, now.
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 326, The Rant: Karima Penasa.
It was 1 year, and 1 global pandemic ago, since we last spoke to one Karima. In this pod, we discuss the twists and turns that is being an official during age of CoronaVirus, what she’s been up to, and what she will be doing when things return to normal. All that and more, part 2, Karima, on #therant, now.
94 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Episode 325, The Rant: Joe Gaskin.
Year in and year out, if your watching a High School Basketball game in Nassau County, chances are Joe Gaskin is at the helm. In this pod, we discuss his early life in Williston Park, his short athletic stint at St. Mary’s in High School, his father being his guiding light as he watched him ref basketball, to having a legendary career in his own right. All that and more, my conversation with Joe, now.
65 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 324, The Rant: Maurice Kearney.
During the pandemic Moe has strived and thrived. Doing things different, we talk to coach about what he’s been up to during the age of CoronaVirus, his upbringing on Long Island, his tenacity playing Basketball at Uniondale, getting to SUNY Cortland , to becoming Senior Admission Advisor and Coach at the school that brought him so much. All that and more, my conversation with Coach Kearney, now.
26 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
Episode 323, The Rant: St. Francis Prep Basketball
As Autumn turned to the Winter, and Winter to Spring, Madness was in the air, with no basketball. That changed with the NY HS Madness tournament. In this pod, we sit down with the champion Terrier Basketball Squad that won it all. Coach Lynch, Josh, Chance, Jon, Jaden, and Latiek discuss their experience playing in it, their readiness to play, and the grind that never stops. All that and more, my conversation with Prep, now.
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 322, The Rant: Billy Heenan.
Newly named the Assistant Coach at St. Joseph College Men’s Basketball team, we pull up to his crib while in limbo. We catch up on #therant, to see what he’s been up to during the pandemic, his summer that was, his suspended first season, his anticipation of everything back to normal, and what he learned about himself. All that and more, Billy Heenan, part 2, now.
51 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 321, The Rant: Theo Czubakowski.
Within a year and a half, Theo went from sauntering up and down the court, to changing his perspective. Though it all, he discusses his early life in Mineola, NY, his experience attending Chaminade HS, how he got into Basketball, how he got into officiating, and his new outlook taking it serious. All that and more, my conversation with Theo, now.
43 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Episode 320, The Rant: Todd Rochelle.
Fresh off the chip of the inaugural NY State Madness, Todd pulls up to discuss his 2020 and his 2021, his come up playing basketball, his experience being a Terrier, his amazing junior year, his mad HS tournament, and his outlook in recruitment and playing at the next level. All that and more, my conversation with Todd, now.
51 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Episode 319, The Rant: Charles McCann.
The 2020-2021 season is something that we will not, anytime soon, ever forget. In this pod, we pull up to St. Mary’s to discuss his early life playing Basketball in Queens, playing and excelling at St. Mary’s, his experience in college, and what his season that ended up short, will end up paying for him in the long run. All that and more, my conversation with Coach McCann, now.
95 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 318, The Rant: Brandon Freeman: Part 2. The Return.
The tournament is over, and we talk about the beginning, middle, and end. To the odd thing that happened during the pod, to the best moments of the madness, we delve deep into our experience that started with a dream. All that and more, Coach Freeman, part 2, now.
20 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 317, The Rant: Speedy Claxton
Some 230 episodes ago, I sat down with Coach the first time. The state of the world is much different. In this pod, we reconnect with Speedy of what it was like in the beginning of the pandemic, what the end of season was like last year, what it was like this year, and what he’s learned in this whole time of pause. He also discusses the NY HS Madness tournament and how it has helped HS kids get discovered. All that and more, Part 2, Speedy, now.
73 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode 316, The Rant: Shane Herrity.
I met coach Herrity in the gym of St. Francis Prep doing a workout; as a coach he’s raring to go. In this pod, we discuss his early life in Glendale, Queens, his passion for playing Baseball and Basketball, his Tommy John surgery, or lack thereof, to exclusively play Basketball, to playing in college at Saint Rose, to giving back to his school as a head coach. He also discusses his team, the Terriers, and their participation in the NY HS Madness Tournament. All that and more, my conversation with Coach Herrity, now.
35 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 315, The Rant - Isaiah Wilson.
The world done turned upside down since the last time I sat down with Zeek. In this pod, we discuss his stint with the virus, his tenacity in coaching, his involvement in the NY Madness tournament, and his pursuit to get the most out of his kids as a coach at the Portledge School, and the Heat Elite AAU team. All that and more, my conversation with Zeek, now.
67 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Episode 314, The Rant: Jimmy Lynch.
After a social distant workout at SFP, we chop it up in the same classroom I have memories of, to discuss his early life in Rego Park, his destiny to attend and play basketball at St. Francis Prep, to his reach as a Math Teacher, and following in his mentors footsteps in becoming the Head Coach of his alma mater. We also discuss the state of HS sports in NY, and his anticipation in participation for his team compete in the NY Madness tournament. All that and more, my conversation with Coach Lynch, now.
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