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PODCAST: Bo Lets Fenerbahce Breathe, And a Party In Freak City

Our JBAM Podcast today is quick and dirty; an instant(ish) reaction to not only our JBAM Game of the Week between Fenerbahce Ulker and Cantu, but the game of the year between Partizan and Brose Baskets in Babmberg, Germany.

Eat up.

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13 thoughts on “PODCAST: Bo Lets Fenerbahce Breathe, And a Party In Freak City”

  1. A couple of thoughts.
    First, how close was Lrytas? One missed layup and just a bit better finish for Partizan. Can one really say any of these three teams was better or worse?
    Second, how strange euroleague was this regular season group wise. They were really unequal, even funny at times. Yesterday at half time in group B in all three games one team led by more than 20.
    That just shows EL is far weaker this season.

    1. Vaidas thanks for the shout and I’d agree on some parts. Partizan-Rytas-Brose are all not that far off from each other. Partizan beat Rytas by merely a point just a couple weeks ago. Brose just lost to Rytas, so I get it. The drawing for the Groups was pretty bad this year. In recent memory I can’t think of a group worse than B this year. Bad teams and also, no excitement.

      As far as the EL being weaker, I’m not so sure. I think it’s more even than ever, not such a difference between lower level, middle, and upper level teams. The real key in the coming year will be getting close to the actual best 24 teams in the EL. Teams like Spartak, Galatasaray, Valencia, Bilbao, Triumph, Kuban, UNICS….there are some really good teams out there not in the EL so Euro ball in generally is really healthy. The EL just needs to figure out their licensing system so we can get the best competition possible. Can’t wait for the Top 16.

      1. Sam nails it, I think, there needs to be a better way of determining the best 24 teams in Europe. Prokom has no crowds, no real team (outside of seeing Ponitka develop), why do they have an A-licence? If it’s part of a project to spread EL basketball to Poland, it hasn’t worked. I think we all want to see the best teams playing against the other best teams.

        I think Euroleague is wide open this year, there is not one ultra dominant team, even Barca, I don’t think this is an absolute classic Barca lineup. But That doesn’t mean the competition is weaker, in my opinion, it’s just more balanced. Sure makes it exciting!

        I think the Top 16 groups look pretty balanced, and of course we’ll be taking a look at how things shake up. I can’t wait. Appreciate the comment as always, Vaidas.

      2. More even – that’s for shure. Also it could be that CSKA, Oly took a long time show their strength. And Montepaschi is obviously weaker, as for other’s – it’s hard to tell. Maybe it’s just in comparison to Žalgiris 🙂

        1. For sure, Zalgiris is amongst the favourites, and it would be awesome to see the Green army in London. Maybe alongside another one from Athens, another team that started slowly.

      3. Hahaha WOW!They play this ad on the big screen at my work (Sydney International Airport).This ad plays like 200 times a day on cuonintous reloop but there’s no sound. Just decided to look it up to hear what it sounds like, had no idea they picked Muse for the song!

      4. New Version of Query:When sixteen-year-old Hannah Slaughtery laeevs behind her safe bubble of home schooling to enroll in the exclusive Piaculum Academy, she expects life to be different. But becoming a witch and fighting against monsters she doesn’t believe in isn’t what she has in mind.After an aerial assault by supposedly mythical winged snake-like creatures, Hannah discovers she’s part of the next generation of Partizans, a band of supernatural warriors whose origins date back to the dawn of man. In order to stand against the Formorians, a ruthless and tyrannical empire of demons, Hannah must make a choice: refuse her calling and shrink into the background in order to protect everyone she’s loves or swallow her fear and accept her demon-filled legacy.Making things more complicated is the unexpected attraction she has toward Finn, another Partizan, who seems to be going out of his way to make her uncomfortable. Still, if not for him, walking away might not be such a bad idea.When Hannah spontaneously begins her metaphysical transformation, there’s only one thing she knows for sure: the carefree days of her youth have come to a screeching halt.The Partizans, a YA paranormal is complete at 74,000 words and has series potential. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.Old VersionBecoming a witch isn’t what sixteen-year-old Hannah Slaughtery has in mind when she transfers to Piaculum Academy. Neither was fighting against monsters she doesn’t believe in with strangers she’s not even sure she likes.But when she attends a retreat at Piaculum Academy, she discovers she’s part of the next generation of Partizans, a band of supernatural warriors dating back to the dawn of man. Hannah must decide how much of her humanity she’s willing to sacrifice to stand against the Formorians, a ruthless and tyrannical empire of demons who have been wiping out the Partizan lines for generations in order to make way for their own ascension.Making things worse is the unexpected attraction to Finn, another Partizan, who seems to be going out of his way to make her uncomfortable. Still, if not for him, walking away would be easy.When Hannah spontaneously begins her metaphysical transformation, there’s only one thing she knows for sure: the carefree days of her youth have come to a screeching halt.The Partizans, a YA paranormal is complete at 74,000 words and has series potential.

      5. Your pitch hit all the right notes. I really don’t see anyhting wrong with it. Great job! But I will offer a few minor critiques on your first 150. The second sentence feels like there is too much description for one sentence, I ony took out one word at the beginning but it feels wordy.Tranquil drive didn’t seem right after the shiver so I added seemingly. You get the idea. Good luck today!Hannah Slaughtery’s courage faltered as the imposing iron gate creaked open. LATE afternoon light filtered through the snow-topped pine trees as she steered her car through the high fence that separated the Piaculum Academy from the rest of the world. Inching forward, something in the air SHOT a shiver down her spine. It was as if the wind was charged with bursts of electricity. SOMETHING was not quite right, and yet, as she continued down the SEEMINGLY tranquil drive, she felt protected for the first time in her life.Up ahead was a security checkpoint with dark tinted windows manned by a guard with a military haircut and aviator sunglasses. As he opened the window, Hannah noticed the faint scent of coconut sunscreen, which struck her as odd. After all, it was mid-December.

      6. Is it just me or does one of these integrated prom stories turn up out of the woodwork every few years or so?When I was in my early 20’s, I went to visit a friend who had recently moved about 40 minutes North of Atlanta. I was appalled at the prevalence of the confederate flag, which was pretty much plastered everywhere. I didn’t stay long enough to really interact with many locals, who suspiciously eyed the punky girl with bleached hair and facial piercings (hey, I was young!) but I’m not in a rush to go back to give them another shot.

      7. Lovely pictures. I think the idea is to see the canghes from 4 weeks to 42 weeks. Yes, some look like they are 20 weeks, but really they probably started off looking like that. Nothing to be ashamed about. The whole premise is to show how we are all DIFFERENT.

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