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Streak For the Pod
56 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
Episode 20: NBA Finals Recap, Anthony Davis to LA
Welcome to the first ever NBA offseason podcast on Streak For The Pod. Ibrahim, Tamim, and Ronak run through the NBA finals and the AD trade. (1:00) NBA Finals Recap - Injuries/Lack of Depth for the Warriors, What did the Raptors do right that the Rockets didn’t/couldn’t?, Raptors Box and 1 defense, Bad lineup decisions by Steve Kerr, Raptors Defensive IQ and Versatility, Kyle Lowry earning all of that 33 Million (27:00) Looking forward for both teams next year - do Raptors go into a rebuild if Kawhi leaves? (contracts ending soon) / is the Warriors dynasty over or paused for a year? what do the Warriors need to add going into next year? (34:00) Lakers trade for Anthony Davis - is it a win / win for both teams? How should the Lakers build their team from here (max guy route vs lots of depth route) (51:00) Jazz trade for Mike Conley - Are they now up there with the Warriors/Lakers/Rockets? Or are they still not at that level? What more can / will they add?
58 minutes | May 29, 2019
Episode 19: The 2019 NBA Finals - Raptors vs Warriors
Ronak, Ibrahim and Tamim give their takes on the conference finals and preview the NBA finals. (4:00) Discussion about what this playoffs has shown about the center position, are centers obsolete in the NBA? "Centers don't matter" - Ronak (8:00) We give our take on Bucks / Raptors touching on a number of key topics including: Budenholzer's lack of adjustments, Kawhi outplaying Giannis, and the Raptors outstanding defensive adjustments. (33:00) Trail Blazers / Warriors recap - including why people shouldn't be praising the Warriors for this series (38:00) NBA Finals! Raptors / Warriors - Can Kawhi cool down Steph? Will KD's Injury and lack of depth hurt the Warriors? Raptors owned the Warriors during the regular season ... and more! (55:00) Our picks for the series
52 minutes | May 14, 2019
Episode 18: NBA Playoffs Conference Finals
Recorded Monday, May 13th. Ibrahim and Ronak recap all the 2nd round series and preview the conference finals, while going off topic a few times to touch on how both conferences will potentially look next year and into the future. (:30) Rockets / Warriors recap , (1:30) we get into the referees briefly, then jump into analysis of the series. (6:30) What’s next for the Western Conference after Durant (presumably) leaves? / Early look at the top 3 in the West (8:30) Can the Lakers be a top 3 team in the West next year? (11:30) Trail Blazers / Nuggets recap (15:00) What’s next for both teams in the future? Can they take that next step? Will they ever get another star? (23:00) Bucks / Celtics recap (26:00) What’s next for the Celtics? Where do they stack up against the rest of the East if Kyrie leaves? (30:00) Raptors / 76ers recap (33:00) Bucks / Raptors preview + picks for the series (39:00) Warriors / Blazers preview + picks for the series Follow us on Instagram: @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave us a rating and a review!
77 minutes | May 5, 2019
Episode 17: NFL Draft Recap
Abhijai, Neal and Ronak recap the NFL Draft, giving their takes on some of the notable picks and discussing which teams won and lost, with plenty of disagreement along the way. (1:00) - Ronak shares the comedic story of 1995 NFL Draft Prospect Mike Mamula (3:30) - First Round: Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones, Dwayne Haskins, and more (21:00) - Second Round: Deebo Samuel, Mecole Hardman, Drew Lock, DK Metcalf and more (31:00) - Third Round (38:00) - Fourth Round, Later Round Sleepers, Winners / Losers (1:01:00) - A heated debate about the The Redskins and Giants draft classes that you won't want to miss
51 minutes | Apr 28, 2019
Episode 16: NBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap / Round 2 Preview
Recorded Friday, April 26th. We start by updating you guys on our playoff wagers from Round 1 (Episode 15), so far Ibrahim is 5-2, while Ronak and Tamim are 4-3. (1:30) We recap the Thunder / Blazers series, and talk about where the Thunder can go from here. (8:30) We discuss the Warriors Clippers series: what is wrong with the Warriors, what are the Clippers doing right, and how does this affect the Houston / Golden State showdown? (15:30) We make our picks for Nuggets / Spurs Game 7 and (20:00) forecast a potential Blazers series vs either of these teams (23:30) We recap the 76ers / Nets and (25:30) preview Raptors 76ers We close out the previews with (33:30) Bucks Celtics and (40:00) Warriors Rockets Follow us on Instagram: @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, leave us a rating and review!
54 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Episode 15: NBA Playoffs Round 1
Recorded Friday, April 12th. Ronak, Tamim and Ibrahim run through the first round of the playoffs. First we look back on the season and talk about the biggest things that stood out to us. Then we jump to the playoffs: What matchups should we be watching for? What teams are on upset alert? We also make prop bets on how many games each series will go to as a test of our NBA knowledge. Tune in throughout the playoffs to see who is the most accurate. Follow us on Instagram - @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, leave us a rating / review - it helps make the podcast better.
32 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
Episode 14: Champions League Quarterfinal Round
We start by giving our thoughts on the controversial penalty that decided the Manchester United / PSG tie in the Round of 16. After that we run through each of this round's ties - while making some friendly bets along the way. To wrap up the podcast, we show the Europa League a bit of love and talk about some interesting storylines going on there. Follow us on Instagram: @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave us a rating and a review. Your feedback helps us make the show better!
62 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Episode 13: March Madness Breakdown (Part 2)
Abhijai and Ronak are back at it again with a breakdown of the East and West regions of the bracket. We start with talking about what we changed in our brackets since we last spoke, including an important conversation on line movements. After that we jump into our game by game analysis of both regions, followed by our Final Four and National Champion picks - including theory on how to pick your final four and national championship teams. If you're wondering where we broke down the South and Midwest regions, those are on Episode 12. Follow us on Instagram - @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave us a rating and a review, we love the feedback!
54 minutes | Mar 18, 2019
Episode 12: March Madness Bracket Breakdown (Part 1)
If you're looking for a bracket breakdown that focuses on winning bracket pools, we're here to help! Ronak and Abhijai break down the South and Midwest regions of the bracket game by game, with extra emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of each team. Follow us on IG: @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave us a rating and review! We love the feedback
52 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Episode 11: NFL Free Agency
Listen to our thoughts on the huge blockbusters of the offseason: Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr. have been traded! After that we jump into our Winners & Losers from the free agency period: discussing the Eagles, Nick Foles, and more! We discuss the moves that the 49ers, Seahawks, Jets, and Bills made before rapid firing our one word reactions on the Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu, and Trey Flowers moves. You can find us on IG: @streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, leave us a rating and review! We'd love the feedback.
23 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Episode 10: NHL Trade Deadline
Recorded February 25th. Akshay comes on the show to talk about the NHL Trade Deadline and other storylines going into the playoffs. (2:30) Akshay talks about how the Blue Jackets made moves to possibly spring a first round upset in the playoffs and (5:30) see why the Nashville Predators are losers for us, even though they did set themselves up better for this season. (7:45) The Vegas Golden Knights might be the winner of the day by pulling off the huge Mark Stone trade and signing. (11:45) Two Bubble Teams (Buffalo, Colorado) are losers by standing pat instead of adding depth. (15:00) The Boston Bruins follow the the pattern of teams that added depth at the trade deadline without giving up too much. (17:00) The Winnipeg Jets gave up a lot for Kevin Hayes, but we like the move for them. (19:00) The Rangers were big sellers, but Akshay loves how the moves set them up long term. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave a rating and review! It helps us make the show better.
46 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
Episode 9: NBA Fact or Fiction
Tamim and Abhijit come on the podcast to give their thoughts on important NBA rest of season storylines. (1:30) We discuss the latest Anthony Davis news, including the Pelicans firing GM Dell Demps. (8:15) Quick Question of the day: Would you pick the Rockets or the field to make it to the WCF vs the Warriors? (25:00) The rest of the show is dedicated to a fun game called Fact or Fiction, including thoughts on whether two of LeBron James' impressive NBA streaks will come to an end. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/streakforthepod If you're listening on iTunes, please leave us a rating and a review! We love your feedback, it helps make the show better.
50 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
Episode 8: NBA All Star Break
Recorded on Wednesday, February 13th. Lanei, Jaysan, and Ashish all join the podcast for the first time. We discuss the All Star events and talk about which teams surprised and disappointed us so far this season. (0:45) All Star Events (20:00) Surprises + Disappointments
39 minutes | Feb 11, 2019
Episode 7: Champions League Round of 16
Recorded on Saturday, February 9th. We run through each Champions League tie, talking about the interesting storylines in each one, along with giving our predictions for who will advance. (:30) Roma vs Porto (3:30) Manchester City vs FC Schalke 04 (6:00) Lyon vs Barcelona (9:30) Ajax vs Real Madrid (13:30) Atletico Madrid vs Juventus (19:45) Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund (24:00) Liverpool vs Bayern Munich (29:30) Manchester United vs PSG
77 minutes | Feb 9, 2019
Episode 6: NBA Trade Deadline
(1:00) We start off talking about the Anthony Davis saga, (3:00) including how this could affect the Lakers chemistry going forward. (7:30) Does him not getting traded actually have a big impact on the Lakers, Celtics and Knicks chances to get him? Or will the Pelicans regret not dealing Davis earlier? (14:30) Could the other two teams on his list - the Clippers and Bucks, somehow end up with him? (18:30) We dive into the Kristaps Porzingis trade - and Tamim has a hot take on him. (31:00) What's next for the Knicks? (35:00) The 76ers make a big trade for Tobias Harris, but does this improve their chances in the East? (52:00) We agree that Nikola Mirotic makes an elite Bucks team even more dangerous, but (58:00) Marc Gasol to the Raptors invokes mixed feelings - why we think his offensive impact to the team is the biggest factor in the acquisition. (1:09:00) We then dive into other trades that caught our eye.
58 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Episode 5: Super Bowl Recap
Recorded on February 6th, 2019. We recap the Super Bowl in two parts. First, Vik and Jagvir join the show to give their thoughts on the game. (3:24) We weigh in on Bill Belichick outcoaching Sean McVay and (9:00) talk about some of the impact plays in the game - and the MVP Julian Edelman (15:00) What in the world was wrong with Todd Gurley?! (29:00) We observe that Jared Goff and the Rams WR corps just isn't the same without Cooper Kupp. (31:00) Ibrahim and Vikram come on to give their thoughts, and Vikram has a quick apology for the listeners. (36:00) We dish on "complimentary football" and how it helped the Patriots, (41:00) Cooper Kupp, and (44:30) Todd Gurley. (49:00) We then wrap up the show with our final thoughts, but it takes a turn. (55:00) Are the 90s Bulls or the 2000s Patriots a better dynasty? (Future episode to come...)
60 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
Episode 4: Super Bowl 53
Recorded on 2/1/19. First, we give you essential information for betting the Super Bowl. We also pick our favorite prop bets on the board and make our picks for each of them. We analyze the game for the rest of the show - highlighting what each of us are watching for and making our picks.
54 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Episode 3: Anthony Davis Trade Request
Recorded on January 29th, 2019. We talk about the latest breaking news in the NBA: Anthony Davis has requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. Listen to us debate about which team will land him and what implications this will have for the league moving forward.
64 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Episode 2: NBA Talk
Recorded January 24th We talk about the contenders in both the Eastern and Western Conference - debating who will claim the 1st seed and who will go to the finals. Following that we talk MVP candidates - who is our favorite to watch? / who is our pick to win? To conclude we make our predictions for this upcoming week's biggest games.
38 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Episode 1: Games on Saturday, January 19th
Recorded on Friday, January 18th (:30)NHL: Anaheim Ducks @ New Jersey Devils (10:45) NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder @ Philadelphia 76ers (13:00) NBA: Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons (15:45) Soccer: How many AWAY teams will win in the 10 EST EPL Matches? (25:10) CBB: #2 Michigan @ Wisconsin (26:50) CBB: #4 Virginia @ #1 Duke (28:20) CBB: #12 Kentucky @ #14 Auburn (30:15) CBB: #13 North Carolina @ Miami (31:45) CBB: #7 Kansas @ West Virginia (33:25) CBB: #24 Mississippi State @ Vanderbilt (35:18) CBB: #8 Texas Tech @ Baylor
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