Ep 135: Rockets Bout That Action (w/@Fatt_Stacks)

Rockets

Trevor Ariza was not here for the play play

It’s that time once again. Episode 135: Rockets Bout That Action (w/@Fatt_Stacks)

YEEEEERRRRRRRRRR. Welcome back to another episode of The Chicken Social. This week, we’re talking about Cha’s beloved Houston Rockets…THEY ARE ABOUT THAT ACTION. Chris Paul, the floor general, is taking his duties off the floor. What do we mean by that?

Then we look at Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how it annoys Obes beyond belief. How could it be that a day in remembrance and celebration of the greatest American ever could bring Obes such disdain?

And, finally, we talk to @Fatt_Stacks about Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric towards black nations and black Americans. He called Haiti and the entire African continent shitholes and thought *only* black people were on welfare. @Fatt_Stacks came to read this man for filth, blood, and everything else.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Intro music: “Icon” by Jaden Smith

Midroll: “No Nuclear War” by Peter Tosh

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Ep 134: LOL! Oprah Ain’t Running (w/@pholanthropist)

Oprah

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9309598ed)
Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif
75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room, Beverly Hills, USA – 07 Jan 2018

Welcome back to yet another glorious episode of Nigeria’s favorite podcast*, The Chicken Social.

This week Obes puts America over his knee as tells you why Oprah running for president is a bad idea. We **currently** have an unqualified celebrity, why continue down this same path?

After that, we shift our focus to the New England Patriots. ESPN had a fantastic article last week about the power dynamic between owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, and aging star quarterback Tom Brady, but that’s not OUR focus. We wanna talk about why Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t seem too bright in that article. Mans is making questionable decisions.

Last, but certainly not least, we talk with this week’s guest Tiffany Le (@pholanthropist) about the legal marijuana market as well as Jeff Sessions’ renewed attack on the popular drug. Are we seeing a return to the Drug War?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts. This helps give us a boost in the Apple Podcast rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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*This may or may not be Nigeria’s favorite podcast, probably is though.

 

Opening music: “The Number 3” by Khruangbin

Midroll music: “Kanday” by LL Cool J

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Ep. 133: Happy New Year, from Tin Clock

New Year

Welcome to episode 133: Happy New Year, from Tin Clock

This week, Obes and Cha are back from the holiday break to their listeners (and each other) a happy new year. After that, the boys talk about the Houston Rockets recent struggles without some key players. Can they get it done if they aren’t at full strength? Then, Obes looks at the year that was: a year of muffled terror. Trump and co. sought to roll back the clock on civil rights and regulation, but how much of that was malice and how much was pure ineptitude? Finally, the boys talk about their new podcast network, Tin Clock. What’s it all about? Only one way to find out. All that and more, this week on The Chicken Social.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts. This helps give us a boost in the Apple Podcast rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Ep 132: Diddy and the Black Panthers (w/ @courtmcox)

Diddy

Is he about to “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” his way into NFL ownership?

Welcome to episode 132: Diddy and the Black Panthers

Welcome back to another episode of The Chicken Social. If you’ll recall, a couple weeks ago we had @HumbleTeej on the show. This week, we had his far more accomplished and talented girlfriend Courtney Cox (@courtmcox) on the show to talk about basketball. More specifically, she went deep on Lavar Ball’s decision to put his younger two sons in a Lithuanian basketball league and whether or not that was a good idea. She also begrudgingly talked about how good the Rockets are (they are amazing).

After that, the boys turned their attention squarely on current Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. The Panthers boss is being investigated by the NFL after Sports Illustrated reported that he’d made at least 4 settlement payments to ex-employees for inappropriate sexual and racial conduct.

Richardson then announced he’d be putting the team up for sale and guess who was first in line to announce their interest in buying it? Diddy. Does he have a chance to be the next owner of the Carolina Panthers?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts. This helps give us a boost in the Apple Podcast rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Ep 131: We Believe Your Allegations (w/@mshenrybabyy)

Welcome to episode 131: We Believe Your Allegations

Everyone’s favorite homegirl Mo (@mshenrybabyy) joined us this week to give a female perspective on the current national reckoning with sexual assault. More specifically, we asked her about the allegations surrounding Matt Lauer and got her opinion on why companies protect sexual abusers like him. We also asked her a very important question: when it comes to sexual assault allegations, where is the line? How many allegations before a resignation and is said resignation enough?

Obes and Cha then looked into what is quickly becoming a more and more real possibility: could Lebron James join the Rockets this offseason? And, if he did, what would that look like? Would that team be able to dethrone the Golden State Warriors?

Last but not least, today is the special election for the Alabama Senate seat between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. Polls suggest the race is too close to call, but how much of a role is MASSIVE voter suppression playing in this election? Can Doug Jones really do this? Additionally, Roy Moore is a credibly accused pedophile, twice disgraced judge, and open bigot. What would say about the state of Alabama if they elected this man to be their representative in the United States Senate?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts. This helps give us a boost in the Apple Podcast rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Ep 130: Delusions of Grandeur 2: Gone Fisher

 

Fisher

The man has found (supposedly) greener pastures

Welcome to episode 130: Delusions of Grandeur 2: Gone Fisher

THIS WEEK ON THE CHICKEN SOCIAL: Obes and Cha go it alone. That’s right: no guest! Show must go on though, fam. So, with that said…coaches are getting fired despite having winning records. Who do these schools think they are?! On one side, you’ve got schools like Minnesota firing themselves out of respectability. On the other hand, Texas A&M fired it’s way into Jimbo Fisher at an exorbitant cost. Will that work out the way the Aggies want?

Then, Obes and Cha take a deeper look into the proposed $89 million pledge by the NFL and the Players Coaltion. It looks great on its face: $89 million over 7 years going towards criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations, and education. But, is this deal everything that it seems? No. No, it isn’t.

Finally, the College Football Playoff rankings are out and Alabama got in over Ohio State. Was that the right decision? Again, no probably not.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

As always, if you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts. This helps give us a boost in the Apple Podcast rankings which in turn helps us reach more people. It also makes us feel good about ourselves, that’s a win-win.

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Your Favorite Film is Trash: Like Mike

Written by Eric Trillman

This edition of YFFIT is a personal one. Like Mike is a film near and dear to my heart, as a 6 year old fan of the NBA and the musical stylings of Lil Bow Wow I couldn’t have asked for a better movie. I’ve seen this movie no less than 587 times and at least 10 of those were in a movie theater. However, children are dumb and easy to please, or at least I was. Not unlike McDonald’s this movie was a lot better when I was kid. Now? It’s trash. How Trash? Let me show you.

1. Calvin Cambridge should be dead.

Let’s get this out of the way right now, Calvin Cambridge should be DEAD. Our hero ventures out into a storm, scales an extremely large tree, grabs the sneakers hanging from the telephone pole, the telephone pole is then electrocuted, and then he falls to the ground without so much as a scratch on him!

In the real version of this movie Calvin dies after breaking his neck from the fall if getting struck by lightning doesn’t kill him first, Bittleman is arrested for child neglect, the group home is shut down, the other children are scattered about the system, Tracy never makes up with his father, and the Knights definitely don’t make the playoffs. But alas, that’s not how things shake out.

2. How did Michael Jordan’s sneakers end up at that orphanage?

According to the first five minutes of Space Jam, Michael Jordan is from North Carolina. Like Mike takes place in Los Angeles, how do these tattered sneakers cover that kind of ground? Also, the nun that hands them to Calvin says the sneakers once belonged to a famous basketball player with the initials “MJ” if it’s really him what are they doing in some donation box?

These are sneakers worn by the possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, and instead of auctioning them off to raise funds for the group home you’re letting Shad Moss run these rare collectors items into the ground.

3. How did Calvin Cambridge play in the NBA?

While in 2002 the draft eligibility rules were more lax than they are now, I’m more than sure you had to be at least finished with high school to sign with an NBA team. Calvin Cambridge who is in the 8th grade does it in a matter of days with ease.

There’s no resistance from the media, the league office, the other 29 owners. “Those wacky LA Knights” everyone says while ignoring the fact that league rules and child labor laws are being broken. At the very least Mark Cuban’s loud mouth square head ass would
have had something to say. David Stern outlawed du-rags but let child endangerment cook? I refuse to believe it.

4. HOW DID CALVIN CAMBRIDGE PLAY IN THE NBA?!?!?!?!?

I’ll humor the movie and say that the shoes gave Calvin the talent to play in the NBA but
it didn’t say anything about the strength. Calvin is barely 5 feet tall and can’t weigh more than whatever the healthy weight is for a 5 foot tall child.

At one point, Calvin finishes strong over the Admiral for the and one. If David Robinson was to actually foul him even a little bit the movie ends at Calvin’s funeral and with the closure of the NBA. Instead Calvin weaves in and out of defenses getting wherever he wants to on the floor. If Charles Barkley thinks Steph is allowed to score and showboat with impunity he’d have a heart attack watching this.

5. Calvin just gets to go home?

In the dramatic final game of the year, Calvin’s sneakers are ripped just as the Knights
regain possession for a chance to win the game and the 8th and final playoff spot in the West. Without the source of his power he announces his retirement from the NBA just as the coach is drawing up the biggest play of the season and everyone just accepts it.

The Knights go on to win the game sure, but what about the upcoming series against what I assume were the dominant Lakers of the early 2000s? Their best player has just retired and they’ve got Shaq and Kobe coming up. The Knights were the fictional stand in
for the LA Clippers who were at the time at the time, owned by Donald Sterling, and if the owner of the Knights is anything like him Calvin walking out on his contract would’ve garnered a response that put Dan Gilbert’s comic sans letter to shame.

I still enjoy watching this movie. Few things make me happier than watching Bow Wow and Morris Chestnut bond to the tune of Party Up, or Dirk Nowitzki asking Calvin for his autograph, but it is still ungood and I’m man enough to admit that. The things we like aren’t always good and that’s just fine.

Eric Trillman is an epic tweeter; he’s also the man behind the Setting the Edge Twitter account and is a contributor for The Chicken Social. Eric is a busy guy.

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