Episode #10: Kelly Dwyer Previews the NBA

October 22, 2014 · 1:08:25

(Pictured: stock photo of a white dude holding a basketball and giving a thumbs-up. It is assumed he enjoys sports games and music bands.)

Kelly Dwyer, editor of Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie blog, helps John Moe preview the 2014-2015 NBA season, specifically any non-LeBron-homecoming storylines that we may have missed.  Plus, John talks about hitting and getting hit; the Tournament of Names (NBA edition) takes majestic, awful flight, with the assistance of Mike Fotis and Peter Clowney; and a dissection of the lyrics to Lorde’s “Royals” from the perspective of the Burlington Bees, courtesy of Wits.


  • An escalation in “Royals”-triggered song bans, where even Steely Dan and Fleet Foxes aren’t safe.
  • John being part of the problem as regards the NFL, which is most of the problem as regards the NFL.
  • Joakim Noah’s reggae-Tom Wolfe aesthetic (no, look).
  • “I’ve ensnared you in my pants.”
  • Patty Smyth of Scandal.
  • “There was some tribes.”
  • John Moe’s Dinosaur Corner