Tuesday, July 10, 2012

HEATcast: LeBatard Show Makes Fun of Wins Produced

HEAT Championship edition for the Best of the Dan LeBatard Show featured Dan, Stugotz, Hochman and producer Mike Ryan belittling Dwyane Wade stats from the HEAT Produced recap of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Podcast Details
Podcasters: LeBatard Show
Recorded: July 10, 2012 12:21 PM ET
Duration: 00:06:38
How to Listen: Play the audio embedded below, download the clip or go to the 1:46:43 mark in the original podcast from the LeBatard Show

Companion Reading
Alfredo Arteaga from HeatFreak.com emailed the LeBatard Show with Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers stats after LeBron James murdered the Celtics with 45 points and 15 rebounds in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I think Alfredo was trying to show that LeBron didn't win the game by himself. Not sure I agree with that and the LeBatard Show didn't either. So they had some fun with the Wins Produced stats featured on this blog, the jerseys retired in American Airlines Arena and the NBA championship banners commercials featuring Paul Pierce and Kevin Durant.

In case you think Alfredo didn't appreciate what LeBron did in ECF Game 6, check out the articles below:

Of course, Alfredo didn't expect that performance from LeBron. His skepticism was covered on the HEATcast: Before & After Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Why Post This?
Do I like the LeBatard Show making fun of Wins Produced? Of course not.

Alfredo sent me an email during the original broadcast asking if I wanted to go on the show to explain Wins Produced and I declined. At the time, I had no idea what they were saying on the show. A few people on Twitter asked me if I sent an email with Wins Produced stats to the show and I had no idea what they were talking about since I listen to the LeBatard Show podcast and not the live broadcast. My response to Alfredo at the time was that if the LeBatard Show wanted someone to explain Wins Produced, then they should bring Dr. David Berri (the man who created it) back on the show. After finally hearing the clip, I'm glad I never pursued going onto the show.

Anyway... I posted the clip because after Madame NBA and I took shots at several bloggers in the Corporate Heaux Bloggers Award HEATcast, it's only fair that I post someone making indirect fun of this blog. I've also made fun of some of the things LeBatard's said on Twitter and turnabout's fair play.

Lastly, I regret the line from the HEAT Produced recap stating that Rio outplayed Rajon Rondo in Game 6 for the second consecutive time in the series. The difference between the two was small and really shouldn't have been highlighted. But hey, that's what you get with fanalysis - it's informed by subjectivity and not objectivity. This blog sponsors Rio's page at basketball-reference.com and so he always gets shine here.

Enjoy the clip. The jokes about testicles are home-erotic (that's what the LeBatard Show does) but the jokes about hanging them from the rafters are funny, too.

This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.

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