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#Football: Episode 6 with Aaron Nagler, Greg Bedard and Matt Miller

April 10th, 2014

Aaron talks quarterbacks with Greg Bedard of and all the latest draft scuttlebutt with B/R's own Matt Miller. 


#Football: Episode 5 with Aaron Nagler, Matt Miller, Eric Winston & Rich Eisen

April 4th, 2014

It's a star-studded lineup as Aaron tackles the latest NFL headlines and breaks down the draft with B/R's resident draft guru Matt Miller, chats with newly elected NFLPA president Eric Winston about his new role and where he sits currently in free agency, and then spends time with the face of the NFL Network, Mr. Rich Eisen. 


#Football: Episode 4 with Matt Miller, Aaron Nagler and Matt Bowen

March 26th, 2014

Nagler talks to Miller and Bowen about the Jared Allen signing, the Top 10 of the draft, free agency comings and goings and getting drunk in Chicago in the summer time. 


#Football: Episode 3 with Matt Miller and Aaron Nagler

March 20th, 2014

The guys take a spin around the NFL, touching on the Panthers, Raiders, Pro Days and a ton of other stuff. 


#Football: Episode 2 with Matt Miller and Aaron Nagler

February 18th, 2014

The guys put the Sam Bradford drama to rest, touch on the release of the Wells report and take you through some of Matt's risers and fallers heading into the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. 


#Football: Episode 1 with Matt Miller and Aaron Nagler

February 12th, 2014

B/R's Matt Miller and Aaron Nagler talk about the latest Richie Incognito nonsense, Missouri's Michael Sam, look at some potential cap casualties and talk NFL draft. 

And yes, the podcast is called #Football.

Basketball by Association: NBA Fantasy Basketball Sleepers and Advice After Season’s First Quarter

December 4th, 2013

Now that we have enough real games in the books, we can survey the NBA fantasy basketball landscape in concrete terms. 

Who has surprised and disappointed from those heady, hypothetical days of the offseason? More importantly, which of these trends are to be short-lived versus long-term?

Then, there's the sexiest word in all of fantasy hoops: "sleepers". Who are the under-the-radar pickups you should be adding ASAP?

NBA Lead Writer D.J. Foster and National Featured Columnist Adam Fromal joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes on the latest edition of Basketball by Association.

We'll detail all that's transpired so far, along with who to add, drop and keep going forward, including any secrets that can help your win column.

What do you love or hate from our advice? What sage wisdom can you impart for your fellow fantasy hoopsters? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!


Basketball by Association: Early-Season NBA Trades That Have to Happen

November 20th, 2013

It's never too early to make a deal. 

Even as NBA teams are just beginning to see how their rosters fit, the writing is already on the wall for plenty of players. Or at least, it should be.

Whether dealing in missing puzzle pieces, square pegs, addition by subtraction or sell-high scenarios, general managers have already begun working the phones. And the noise is only going to grow.

So, what's more fun than jumping into the GM chair, firing up the NBA Trade Machine and offering a little friendly, free and sage advice (in various mixtures)?

NBA Lead Writer D.J. Foster joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes on the latest edition of Basketball by Association.

The best part of hypothetical deals? We get to hear from you! What do you love, and which do you hate? Better yet, what better ideas do you have? Leave us your thoughts in the Comments section below!


Basketball by Association: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the NBA Season so Far

November 20th, 2013

Expectations were made to be broken. 

Whether by exceeding them or falling far short, NBA players and teams are already taking what we thought we knew in preseason and turning it on its head.

Once again, there are those that the "experts" and fans wrote off as destined for failure. Some of them have not only turned out to be legit, but have proven the doomsdayers and naysayers foolish.

As always, there were also plenty of preseason paper champions and "sure thing" breakout candidates. As they sputter in the early goings, we're left to wonder what we all fell in love with in the first place.

National NBA Featured Columnist Grant Hughes joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes on the latest edition of Basketball by Association.

As we reset our expectations, digesting the latest surprises and disappointments, we want to know what you think! Who has opened your eyes and blown your mind so far this year? Leave us your thoughts in the Comments section below...


Basketball by Association: Last-Minute 2013-14 Western Conference Predictions

October 30th, 2013

Good luck figuring out the 2013-14 Western Conference, then feeling confident about it.

As wide-open as it's ever been at the top, the returning champion San Antonio Spurs still feel like the de facto pick, but their challengers are many and mighty.

The Oklahoma City Thunder get Russell Westbrook back and are still plenty talented, if also a little top-heavy and predictable these days. The Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers reinforced their rosters in a big way, but must prove they can "win the big one."

The Houston Rockets look great on paper, but have a lot of chemistry to build in the meantime. The Memphis Grizzlies are always present. Yet do they have that "extra gear" yet? And it goes on and on...

Think it gets easier figuring out the final two or three postseason seeds? Think again. The Minnesota Timberwolves, LA Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers are all reasonable choices. 

So who's in and who's out, and where are they winding up?

NBA Lead Writer Josh Martin joins assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes for the latest episode of Basketball by Association.

We'll preview the key storylines for the entire conference while predicting the outcome and final standings, and we're especially interested to hear your take on the situation in the comments section!

Want more team-by-team NBA season previews? Find the latest here. Basketball by Association cast members and pro-hoops analysis can be found at Bleacher Report's Court Vision blog.