The Tweener Podcast, Episode 6: Marc Stein, Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios

After a two week layoff, Joey and Zach are BACK with a massive episode 6 of The Tweener Podcast. The show is headlined by a great interview with Marc Stein, an NBA Reporter and popular media personality for ESPN. Stein is a massive tennis fan who shares his perspective on the sport. We compare pro tennis and basketball players, talk Davis Cup and much much more. Later, Joey and Zach talk about Maria Sharapova testing positive for PEDs and what it means for doping in tennis as a whole. We also touch on the Nick Kyrgios drama before discussing our Indian Wells fan competition. As always we’d like to thank Stick It Wear?! for their sponsorship and hope everybody enters so they have a chance to win a free shirt!

Podcast Shortcuts

00:00 — Introduction (Solid music this week, no?)

01:30 — Tweener of the week

03:25 — Marc Stein, NBA Reporter for ESPN/Tennis Nerd

27:05 — Nick Kyrgios/Australian Davis Cup Team Drama

30:45 — Maria Sharapova PED Talk

43:53 — Indian Wells Stick It Wear?! Competition

Tweener of The Week 

Stick It Wear?! Competition Details

Indian Wells, men or women. Enter by commenting below or tweeting @TheTennisNerds. Must have picks in by Saturday(3/9) morning!

Pick 1 Winner(can be anybody)

Pick 1 Sleeper (anybody seeded below #10)

Pick 1 Dark Horse (anybody unseeded)

Joey’s picks: Wawrinka, Klizan, Del Potro

Zach’s picks: Djokovic, Monfils, Fritz

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The Tweener Podcast, Episode 5: College Tennis Special

In Episode 5 of The Tweener Podcast, we have a special college tennis focus! After the tweener of the week, they are joined by Bobby Knight of College Tennis Today to discuss many aspects of the sport, including last week’s National Indoors tournament. Why should you be more interested in college tennis? Well, listen to Joey and Zach tell you why! Finally, we announce the winner of our second Stick It Wear?! competition.

Podcast Shortcuts

(WILL BE UPDATED SHORTLY)

Tweener of The Week

 

The Tweener Podcast: Episode 4

It’s episode 4 of The Tweener Podcast, and Joey and Zach are back at it following a week off post-Australian Open. Tweener of the week is followed by an interesting debate regarding Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We then try out a create-your-own player game based on nationality. Finally, we introduce the 2nd installment of our Stick It Wear?! competition, this time taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Enter your picks before main draw play begins to have a chance at a free t shirt! Read below for all details on how to enter.

Podcast Shortcuts

 

00:00–Introduction (It’s funny this week)

01:53–Tweener of the Week

03:42–Discussing this poll
 Shirt of The Week: “The Man”
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The Tweener Podcast: Episode 3

It’s Episode 3 and we are wrapping it all up from the Australian Open. We give out our tweener of the week and talk about our lasting impressions from the year’s first grand slam. Featured this week is a discussion with Ben Rothenberg, a New York Times contributing writer who has been working hard in Melbourne. We talk about the culture that surrounds the tennis media. Finally we announce the first winner of our Stick It Wear?! Competition and give a sneak peak into next week. As always, all feedback is encouraged and appreciated!

Podcast Shortcuts

Intro–00:00
Tweener of the Week–01:19
Ben Rothenberg Opening–03:05
BR: Match Fixing–04:20
BR: Media Reaction–08:58
BR: Tennis Media Culture+Conflicts of Interest–12:20
BR: Big Brother Cams in Australia–21:49
Australian Open Look Back–23:55
Stick It Wear Shirt Winner Announced–31:30

Tweener Of The Week


(Tweener of the week honorable mention)
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Stick It Wear Shirt of The Week

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Australian Open Competition Winner: Kevin Craig