HoS: Neil Paine
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by Ethan Strauss
1w ago
I’m a fan of Neil Paine’s data driven sports Substack and you should be too. Neil’s got a gift for finding sports mysteries and probing deeper. This conversation went so many places and I could have kept it going hours longer but for the hard out. Topics include but aren’t limited to… * The data driven case for Caitlin Clark getting left off Team USA * If Clark’s teammates are consistently dropping the passes, are the turnovers her fault? * Differences between the WNBA and NBA * Was Tim Duncan underrated? * Should NFL player stats be more respected by NFL analysts? * A sneaky reason for why To ..read more
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HoS: Freddie deBoer on His "Modern NBA" Essay
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by Ethan Strauss
1w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Freddie’s back, after writing a glorious rant titled Fuck the Modern NBA. For once I get to be the guy defending the league (and some of my friends). We also discuss the current potential Biden succession chaos. Topics include but aren’t limited to… * Why fuck the modern NBA? * Why has criticism of the NBA sharpened after the announcement of its big TV deal? Does the money mean the league is on the right track? * I defend what the champion Boston Celtics represent * Freddie and I disagree on whether the “fans ..read more
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HoS: Jesse Singal, Normie Celtics Fan
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by Ethan Strauss
2w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com This month, Jesse Singal’s beloved Boston Celtics won the NBA championship, and he was made happy forever. In between discussing the 2024 title and his widely hated Boston fan base, we of course talked about The Media. Topics include but aren’t limited to… * Jesse was at the Game 5 Finals clincha (This is how Boston people talk, right?) * We saw Game 2 together at a Boston sports bar. Does the guilty liberal side of Jesse feel bad about joining in on anti Kyrie chants? * Is the journalism industry doomed most ..read more
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HoS: Chris Broussard
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by Ethan Strauss
2w ago
Thrilled to have Chris on for the first time. Like me, he’s a former NBA beat writer. Unlike me, he’s the co-host of a successful sports debate show. Chris is a very grounded guy who resisted the life as newsbreaker for his current role as commentator. We get into why he made that choice, his call on LeBron’s 2010 Decision, what it’s like to be repped by Klutch, the Harrison Butker controversy and baseball’s current status in America. Topics include but aren’t limited to… * Broussard was early to report that LeBron was going to Miami in 2010 * The pressure to be a newsbreaker following The Dec ..read more
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HoS: Ryan Glasspiegel Has Indiana Fever
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by Ethan Strauss
3w ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com In this visit from our favorite sports media critic, we stop worrying and learn to follow the WNBA. Or Ryan does. I, like many a casual, mostly track the Caitlin Clark aspect. Seems like she’s…really good? Topics on this pod include but aren’t limited to… * A nerd could have predicted that Caitlin Clark was better than the initial numbers * The decision to keep Clark off the Olympic team is starting to look worse. * Ryan sees the Fever media situation up close * Do we dare discuss how the WNBA has shifted its ..read more
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HoS: Ryan Glasspiegel on WNBA Crackup
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by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com We can hardly keep track of all the sports media controversies pouring forth from Caitlin Clark’s debut WNBA season, so we enlisted WNBA fan and certified #GirlDad Ryan Glasspiegel. What the hell is happening here? Why is Stephen A. Smith doing battle with ESPN personality Monica McNutt? Why is Pat McAfee apologizing for calling Caitlin Clark a “white bitch”? Why is Sean Hannity attacking Pat McAfee over this? We answer all these questions and more. Topic Docket: * A whole lot of hilarious WNBA-related subjec ..read more
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HoS: Guy Haberman
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by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
Our resident announcer Guy Haberman is back, and sounding much better since the last time we chatted. We went as deep as we could go on the profession of sports broadcasting. What’s the greatest call of all time? What’s Joe Buck’s style, distilled? Also discussed: Guy’s time with the great Bill Walton, my thoughts on how writing is different from podcasting, and how you should prepare for anything you do. Oh, and some 49ers stuff at the end, of course. House of Strauss is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Th ..read more
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HoS: Alexi Lalas
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by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com A hearty welcome to American Soccer Man Alexi Lalas. He’s sometimes discussed as “controversial” in sports media, but is he? We get into how and why he expresses his views, how the culture is shifting, and how athletes are different from us. We also look back at his and Carli Lloyd’s viral 2023 World Cup commentary. Enjoy topics that include but are not limited to… * How does Alexi feel now about suddenly becoming a famous Gen Xer in 1994? * Alexi’s problem with soccer fans who “gate keep” soccer fandom * Ame ..read more
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HoS: Wosny Lambre
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by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.houseofstrauss.com Wosny Lambre wears many hats and today we accidentally went heavy on politics. For that I apologize, given that sports > politics, but I did throughly enjoy the conversation (which even included some spirited arguing). The caveat is this is just two guys shooting from the hip on controversial matters. We are not experts. To quote Charles Barkley, “God’s the only expert.” Topics include but aren’t limited to… * This bizarre Isaac Chotiner interview with Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg where the latter ..read more
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HoS: Nate Jones Talking End of NBA on TNT
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by Ethan Strauss
1M ago
Nate Jones is one of the most thoughtful commentators on all things NBA. For some insane reason, he still tweets his honest thoughts. We get into those, starting with the end of Turner’s Inside the NBA, transitioning to ESPN’s recent NBA issues and fanning out to Jones’ perspective on sharing normie political tendencies on Twitter/X. House of Strauss is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.h ..read more
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