Alex and Ruben take this week to bring back the international fan interviews, talking with Diego Oliveras (@dolivares41) about how he became a mavs fan, memories of the 2011 playoffs, hopes for the upcoming season and more!
Alex and Ruben discuss the Netflix special Basketball or Nothing, the USA Blue vs White Game, Prime Dirk highlights courtesy of @pandahank41 on twitter, Texas Ale Project’s taproom adventures, and more!
Alex and Ruben bring on Brice Paterik of Mavs Moneyball and Locked On Rangers to discuss the little bit of Mavs news out this week including the bits of scheduling news available. Then we discuss our thoughts on White Men Can’t Jump.
Ruben and Alex discuss Top Gun, and compare characters to different Maverick players. Then they discuss the Mavs 2k League team, the 2-way spot revolving door, and Pegasus City getting a new spot in Downtown Dallas
Alex and Ruben discuss Five Thirty Eight’s CARMELO projections for the Mavericks ahead of the 2019 season, the Summer League Mavs losing in the playoffs, and the loss of Kostas as a Mav. We then transition into discussing the Pegasus City Brewing taproom, and the different environment it gives compared to other area taprooms, and Peticolas introducing a new beer to support local causes.
Alex and Ruben discuss the Summer League Mavericks making the playoffs, give grades for the free agency period, discuss the Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul trade, bring back the NBA LOL segment thanks to Lebron no longer giving up the number 23 for this season, and more!
Alex and Ruben bring on Brice Paterik of Mavs Moneyball and Locked on Rangers to discuss the Mavericks floundering in free agency, Mark Cuban’s comments on said floundering, and Alex gets a little frustrated with Cuban’s comments. Later, there is discussion about how the Kawhi deal to the Clippers impacts the Mavericks in the Short, and Long term, and then touch on summer league for a bit.
Alex and Ruben discuss some of the big signings around the NBA, then break down the Mavericks signings so far that include JJ Barea, Kristaps Porzingis, Seth Curry, and Maxi Kleber. We also talk about the Mavs fan meetup that occurred at Peticolas, and hopes for the rest of the free agency period.
On this special summer episode we talk with Winston (@The_Stepback) and Jeevan (@Jeevanaz) about Kemba to Dallas, their favorite Mavs memories, hopes for the entire offseason, and much more!
Alex welcomes Ruben back from his Hawaii vacation. This week they discuss Hawaii breweries, the differences with watching sports in the early afternoon, discuss the Mavericks moves in the NBA Draft to pick up Isiah Roby, and two 2nd round picks, the official passing of Beer-To-Go in Texas, and touch on the rumors surrounding the Mavericks and Al Horford.
Alex and Brice (@bricepaterik) wrap up the NBA season talking about the final 2 games of the NBA finals, and how that will impact the upcoming season. They also discuss the Anthony Davis trade, how that affects the upcoming free agent market, and what it means for the Mavs. Finally, there’s some discussion about the Dallas Wings getting their first win of the season, the play-style differences in the WNBA vs the NBA, and some hopes for the future.
Alex and Ruben bring on Brice Paterik of Mavs Moneyball and Locked On Rangers to discuss Dwight Powell opting in to his final year of his contract, Dirk’s Celebrity Baseball game, the Raptors taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the finals, and just to shoot the shit for a while.
Alex and Ruben spend a lot of time talking about the Finals, and Alex makes some bold predictions as to how the rest of the series will play out. Then there’s talk about Luka Day, and the memability of Luka Doncic. There’s also discussion around the rumors that the Rockets are looking to sell off part of the team, Mavs Gaming finally losing their first game, and some argument about teams that don’t play in Dallas using the “Dallas” moniker.
Alex and Ruben discuss the disappointing start to the Dallas Wings season, but the promise of the Wings’ new Rookie Arike Ogunbowale. Mavs Gaming maintaining their undefeated record, Luka Doncic securing the All-Rookie nomination, and of course Beer-To-Go passing the Texas Senate.
Alex and Ruben bring on draft expert Richard Stayman (@MavsDraft) to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, what he hopes to see from the 37th pick, and discusses previous sleeper picks that he was aware of before others while trying to predict the sleeper pick of this 2019 draft. Afterwards, Max Leavy (@MaxScouts) comes on to discuss basketball Ultras, his formation of his own ultras group, alongside the relationship his group has built with the Dallas Wings in order to bring more recognition for both!
For this episode of the Summer Special we bring on Ives (@IvesBustamante) from Argentina to talk about all things Mavs, Luka, Real Madrid, and of course Manu Ginóbili.
Alex and Ruben deep dive this week with a mega pod! First, we have Bobby Karalla on to discuss Detective Pikachu, Mavericks players’ Pokemon teams, the NBA draft lottery, and the upcoming season. After talking with Bobby, we bring in Skyler in Dallas to talk about the Mavericks jersey designs, his favorite jersey work in sports, rebrands in the NBA, and general Mavs talk as well! Since the Pod is so long here’s some timestamps for what to expect.
Intro 0:00 - 2:11
Bobby Karalla 2:12 - 58:31
Twitter Brands 2:12 - 5:37
Pokemon 5:37 - 34:40
NBA 34:41 - 58:31
Recap 58:32 - 59:26
Skyler 59:27- 1:41:16
Outro 1:41:17- 1:42:48
Alex and Ruben use most of this week to discuss what beers each Maverick player would be, from the obvious Dirk as a Hefeweizen all the way down to Kostas Antetokounmpo as….. This week also has discussion of rooting for the Stars as they continue their playoff push, wishing Ben Bishop could hoop, trying to decide which Maverick would be the best hockey player, and more!
Alex and Ruben discuss the Portland Trailblazers, Dame Lillard, and how it parallels to the 2011 Mavericks and Dirk. We also discuss the upcoming WNBA season, including the new TV deal with CBS Sports and hopes for the Wings season. We also discuss Ruben’s new found love for Velvet Hammer, Beer-To-Go passing the Texas House, and the Dallas Stars moving on to the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs.
Welcome to our Special Summer Series where Alex and Ruben get to talk to MFFLs from all over the world. This is where we get to ask great questions and have fun discussions with fans that you wouldn’t always expect to be Mavs fans, or even NBA fans in general. This week we talk with Jeremy from Hong Kong about his intro to becoming a Mavs fan and much more. Enjoy!