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Ridiculous Upside Podcast
22 minutes | Dec 5, 2018
Ridiculous Upside Podcast Episode 1 - The Relaunch
In the first edition of the Ridiculous Upside podcast for the 2018-19 season, Dakota Schmidt intros the episode by breaking down the format of the new look podcast. Following that, Ridiculous Upside's NBA Draft expert Steve Dewald breaks down the best and worst performing Draft prospect from the week of November 26th-December 2nd. To conclude, Dakota Schmidt returns to give his take for the top 5 G Leaguers during the month of November. 0:00: Intro 5:28: Steve Dewald's Best and Worst 2019 NBA Draft prospects of the week. 7:30: Dakota Schmidt's top-5 G Leaguers for November
46 minutes | Jul 30, 2018
Defeating Disabilities: Episode #1
On the inagural edition of the Defeating Disabilities podcast, hosts Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt discuss the originial idea of the podcast and why its important to introduce a platform for people with disabilities, whether they be mental or physical, to talk about the issues that they go through on a daily basis when it comes to their work in the world of sports. Following that, Keith goes into a story about his recent struggles with left hemiparesis at this year's Vegas Summer League. Afterwards, Dakota discusses the daily struggles that comes from dealing with depression/anxiety.
39 minutes | Sep 7, 2017
Ridiculous Upside Podcast Episode #3: Interview With CJ Williams & Jameel Warney
On the latest edition of the Ridiculous Upside podcast, we devote the entire show to an interview with CJ Williams and Jameel Warney, who helped push team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA Americup. Over the course of the 30+ minute interview, the duo touch on their first impressions of Jeff Van Gundy, experiences in South America, their comeback against Argentina and who was the angriest person when their flight back to the States was delayed.
40 minutes | Aug 28, 2017
Ridiculous Upside Podcast Episode #2: NBAGL Expansion Draft & FIBA Americup
On the 2nd edition of the RIdiculous Upside podcast, host Dakota Schmidt breaks down a lot of the G League news that has gone down since the last episode. That breakdown consists of discussion about last week's NBA G League Expansion Draft, the G Leaguers that will play for Team USA in the FIBA Americup and some of the NBA veterans (James McAdoo and Adreian Payne) signing two-way deals. Intro to podcast
69 minutes | Aug 16, 2017
Ridiculous Upside Podcast Episode #1: NBA G League Player Invitational
On the first Ridiculous Upside podcast in three years, editor-in-chief Dakota Schmidt introduces the listeners to what they should expect from their podcast. Alongside breaking down the news and analzying the latest happenings of the NBA G League, we'll interview some of the top personalities. After that introduction, Dakota Schmidt goes onto interview some of the players that participated in last Sunday's NBA G League Player Invitational, which featured both former college superstars and average weekend warriors. Over the course of the podcast, we talk to the following players: Intro to podcast (0:00) Former Syracuse guard John Gillon (5:40) Former Portland Pilots guard Alec Wintering (15:00) Former Stetson forward Derick Newton (28:27) Former Columbia forward Luke Petrasek (40:40) Guest Ridiculous Upside contributor Vijay Vemu (51:20)
62 minutes | Dec 8, 2014
RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #18: Wendell Maxey & Jordan Griffith Call In
On the latest episode of the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast, the hosts will welcome Wendell Maxey and Jordan Griffith to the show. Basketball writer turned international basketball executive/scout Maxey discusses the pros and cons to playing overseas, and how he and the rest of the Scorers 1st team ensures their clients are best prepared for such situations. The Director of PR for the agency also discusses his own individual journey and respective transition overseas as well. Also calling in will be Griffith, the new color commentary man for the Westchester Knicks. He'll discuss the minor league team's inaugural campaign, some early season standouts, and his own respective role. As always, Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will be discussing the latest happenings of the NBA D-League season and taking calls, too.
59 minutes | Nov 24, 2014
RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #17: Bakersfield Jam Coach Nate Bjorkgren Calls In
Keith Schlosser, Managing Editor of RidiculousUpside.com, and NBA blogger Dakota Schmidt return for a second season of the site's live broadcast podcast. New Bakersfield Jam head coach Nate Bjorkgren calls in to discuss the still young season, the team's relationship with the Phoenix Suns, and more. Upside & Motor (upsidemotor.com) Editor-in-Chief Scott Rafferty speaks to the guys about his impressions of the new season and the league's top prospects as well.
59 minutes | Apr 28, 2014
RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #16: NBA D-League Finals (And Season) Review
After defeating the Santa Cruz Warriors in two straight games last week, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants have been crowned the 2013-14 NBA D-League champions. It's been a long season with a bevy of fun and exciting twists and turns along the way. As such, co-hosts Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will reflect upon this past postseason, as well as ponder what lies ahead for the minor league as a whole in the latest edition of the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast. Joining them will be IBL Commissioner Sharleen Graf. The IBL season has already begun, just as the NBADL's campaign has come to a close, so there's plenty to discuss on both fronts.
59 minutes | Apr 22, 2014
RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #15: NBA D-League Finals Preview
The stage has been set for the 2014 NBA D-League Finals. Fresh off defeating the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in their semi-finals matchup, the Santa Cruz Warriors will move on to appear in their second D-League Finals in as many seasons. They'll take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The two teams will begin facing off on Thursday night, April 24th. To help RU Podcast co-hosts Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt preview such a series will be a healthy helping of quaified individuals. Included in such a trio are Gino Pilato of DLeagueDigest.com, Reggie Hayes of The News-Sentinel, and Adam Johnson of SeaDubsCentral.com. It's safe to say each of these guests know the D-League, and the respective remaining teams, inside and out. Be sure to tune in.
60 minutes | Apr 16, 2014
Santa Cruz Warriors Coach Casey Hill Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #14
The RidiculousUpside.com Podcast returns right in time for some NBA D-League postseason debate, hot topics, and highlights. As they look back at what was a competitive first-round in the minor league, hosts Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will feature an interview with Santa Cruz Warriors' coach Casey Hill. The first-year head coach will discuss what went right for Santa Cruz in the first round, what lies ahead against the run and gun Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the impact of a couple of Golden State assignees, and more. In addition to examining playoff competition, Schlosser and Schmidt will also reflect on this past season in the D-League and ponder some potential end of the year award winners. Helping them do that, as he too shares his thoughts, will be fellow RU writer Matthew Hochberg.
90 minutes | Mar 17, 2014
RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #13 Featuring Seth Curry, Ryan Blake, Sam Amico
The RidiculousUpside.com Podcast returns with an action packed show with a trio of great guests. Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will start things off by featuring an exclusive interview with NBA D-League All-Star Seth Curry, who sheds some light on what minor league basketball life is like in Santa Cruz. Joining the RidiculousUpside.com staff next will be Ryan Blake, Senior Director of NBA Scouting Operations. Ryan does some great daily videos for NBADLeague.com, and will be discussing some of the season's highlights thus far as the year comes to a close. Also calling in to the show will be Sam Amico of Fox Sports (Ohio). Nationally known for his NBA coverage of the Cavaliers, Sam is a columnist who has taken an interest in the D-League as well. He'll discuss his recent venture out to Canton to watch the affiliated Charge and more. As always, Schlosser and Schmidt will discuss the hottest topics across the D-League, including the birth of a new minor league franchise in White Plains, New York.
30 minutes | Feb 24, 2014
Agent BJ Bass Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #12
Friend and first all-time guest of the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast, agent BJ Bass, returns to the show for another go at some fun NBA D-League discussion. Bass will discuss the rise of client Akeem Ellis, the sharpshooter who's playing valuable minutes for the league-leading Rio Grande Valley Vipers. What's more, the agent will touch on some of the more interesting facets of player movement around the minor league. As always, Keith Schlosser & Dakota Schmidt will discuss and address some of the more pressing headlines from the D-League over the past week.
59 minutes | Feb 18, 2014
Bleacher Report Lead Writer Howard Beck Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #11
On a special edition of the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast, Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will welcome Bleacher Report Lead Writer Howard Beck to the show. New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver comes into office with plenty of worthwhile goals and new ideas. One of those very initiatives is likely raising the age limit of the NBA Draft to 20 years old. With the success of young guns like Glen Rice Jr. last season, and P.J. Hairston this year, such a new development is surely to impact the D-League for better or for worse. Fresh off an exclusive interview with Silver, Beck calls in to talk about all that and more, including his D-League impressions. The Ridiculous Upside staff will continue the discussion by pondering how the passing of the NBA trade deadline will impact the minor league and its players in the weeks to come.
60 minutes | Feb 17, 2014
Writer Adam Johnson Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #10
RidiculousUpside.com staffers Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt return with the tenth episode of the RU Podcast. Following a busy weekend in the basketball world, the pair will discuss all sorts of things surrounding NBA D-League All-Star Saturday in New Orleans. There's certainly plenty to discuss following the eventful afternoon. Also joining the show will be Adam Johnson of SeaDubsCentral.com. The writer will share his All-Star thoughts, discuss the Santa Cruz Warriors' season, and more.
59 minutes | Feb 10, 2014
Rio Grande Valley Vipers' Nevada Smith Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #9
The RidiculousUpside.com Podcast returns after a one-week hitatus with a great show. With NBA D-League All-Star weekend approaching, Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Nevada Smith will call in. Coach Smith will discuss his first season in the D-League, during which he's currently led the Vipers to the top spot in the league. He's also headed to New Orleans to coach one of the minor league's All-Star squads. As always, Keith Schlosser will be leading the discussion, alongside RU contributor Dakota Schmidt.
60 minutes | Jan 27, 2014
BayHawks Head Coach Gene Cross Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #8
On this episode of the RidiculousUpside.com podcast, Erie BayHawks' head coach Gene Cross calls in to discuss his team's season to date. From the recent emergences of players like Justin Brownlee and "glue guy" Ricky Davis, to the new acquisitions of Chris Smith and Micah Downs, Erie is certainly a team ready to find its rhythm once again. Also calling in is Gino Pilato of DLeagueDigest.com. The blogger will discuss the latest twists and turns of the D-League season. As always, Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt highlight some of the top headlines in minor league basketball from the past week as well.
60 minutes | Jan 20, 2014
Sioux Falls Skyforce Head Coach Pat Delany Joins RidiculousUpside.com Podcast #7
On the latest edition of the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast, Sioux Falls Skforce Head Coach Pat Delany joins the RU staff to speak about his first season in the NBA D-League. The coach will discuss the Skyforce's relationship with the Miami Heat as a single minor league affiliate, his role as leader and motivator of the squad, the re-emergence of former NBA player Henry Walker, and the team's recent success. Other guests will join the RU staff as well to talk about the latest and greatest happenings in the D-League from the past week plus.
60 minutes | Jan 14, 2014
Atlanta Hawks' Writer Robby Kalland Joins Ridiculous Upside Podcast #6
Atlanta Hawks' Lead Writer Robby Kalland joins the Ridiculous Upside staff to talk about James Nunnally's recent NBA call-up, the progress of Jared Cunningham, and even some D-League basketball. Fresh off the 2014 NBA D-League Showcase, Keith Schlosser & Dakota Schmidt discuss the biggest headlines and highlights from the annual event. In addition, the two will elaborate on the newly unveiled "Prospect Pyramid," released exclusively on RidiculousUpside.com.
59 minutes | Jan 6, 2014
NBA D-League President Dan Reed Joins Ridiculous Upside Podcast #5
With the 2014 NBA D-League Showcase currently underway in Reno, there's plenty to discuss surrounding the minor league. With that in mind, an interview with NBA D-League President Dan Reed will be featured on the latest RU podcast. Among other things, President Red will discuss what goes into his role in the D-League, potential expansion, and the current state of and talent level in the league today. Other guests to appear will be announced. As always, Keith Schlosser and Dakota Schmidt will also discuss the hotest headlines surrounding the D-League this week.
60 minutes | Dec 30, 2013
Golden State Warriors Assistant General Manager Kirk Lacob Joins RU Podcast #4
To close out the year 2013, Golden State Warriors' Assistant General Manager Kirk Lacob will call into the RidiculousUpside.com Podcast. As the man with the plan down in Santa Cruz, Lacob will discuss the fan atmosphere, the team's successful season as of late, the forthcoming annual NBA D-League Showcase, and more. The RU staff will also discuss some of the most pressing topics heading into the Showcase and talk listeners' calls as well.
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