4-Down Podcast, Episode 61: What to expect on the road when you’re expecting


The San Antonio Spurs are in Memphis for Game 3 already up 2-0 on the Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals. This thing’s a lock right? Because … oh wait, last season happened, didn’t it?

In Episode 61, Andrew McNeill and I talk about the differences between this year and last, and how the Spurs should feel good about their positioning despite the nearly epic collapse in Game 2. We also talk about Zach Randolph, country music and All-NBA teams, so it’s all there for your listening pleasure just hours before the Spurs and Grizzlies tip off at the ‘Grindhouse.’

(By the way, we’re having issues getting this podcast to upload on iTunes. Not sure what the deal is, but we’re working on it I guess. Let us know what you think!)

  • TheFG21

    Im liking a lot the Podcasts! Keep it up guys!

  • SpurredOn

    Your conversation had more details and facts than any ESPN pre/post game show. I’d enjoy hearing more after game 3, where you have two games with adjustments to assess.

    Matthew – your thoughts mirrored what I was thinking after game 1. It’s refreshing to hear people who know how different this Spurs team is from 2011, and how different an opponent Memphis is from OKC last season. I’ve grown tired the past two seasons of hearing some national media say “the Spurs just don’t matchup well with the Grizzlies” because of one playoff result two seasons back when the two best Spurs players at that time weren’t healthy. Since then, the Spurs are now 8-2 vs Memphis, with one OT loss and one last second loss when Manu, Duncan nor Kawhi played. The progression of Splitter & Green have been big, but the addition of Kawhi is huge. One would think after he shutdown Thompson last series that more basketball followers would appreciate his value.

    Keep up the good podcasting!

  • esra

    Only problem is Joey Crawford is officiating so automatic lose T.T

  • http://48minutesofhell.com Andrew A. McNeill

    Don’t be so sure about that. If you’re playing a playoff game on the road, Joey Crawford is usually one of the guys you want officiating. He doesn’t get intimidated by home crowds. In fact, I think he takes sick pleasure in pissing them off.