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The Penny & Pops Podcast is hosted by Adam Papageorgiou (Pops) and Spenser Strode (Penny). All things Orlando Magic basketball are discussed. The opinions expressed are local and certainly strong.

We are arguably the two most knowledgeable people when it comes to Orlando Magic history that you can listen to. We aim to present unique viewpoints that you won't find in traditional media outlets. We want to bring a passionate piece of Orlando to your listening devices.

*Warning* Episodes may and probably do contain profanity.

RIP to MagicBasketballOnline.com

Please rate and review us. We do this for fun and for your entertainment. For feedback or questions you may want answered on the podcast, tweet at us @PapageorgiouMBO or @SpenserStrode.

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    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

The Penny & Pops Podcast is hosted by Adam Papageorgiou (Pops) and Spenser Strode (Penny). All things Orlando Magic basketball are discussed. The opinions expressed are local and certainly strong.

We are arguably the two most knowledgeable people when it comes to Orlando Magic history that you can listen to. We aim to present unique viewpoints that you won't find in traditional media outlets. We want to bring a passionate piece of Orlando to your listening devices.

*Warning* Episodes may and probably do contain profanity.

RIP to MagicBasketballOnline.com

Please rate and review us. We do this for fun and for your entertainment. For feedback or questions you may want answered on the podcast, tweet at us @PapageorgiouMBO or @SpenserStrode.

    Playing NBA Games Now and in 2021 During the Time of COVID-19 - Episode 42 – May 29, 2020

    Playing NBA Games Now and in 2021 During the Time of COVID-19 - Episode 42 – May 29, 2020

    The NBA appears to be settling on concluding the 2019-2020 campaign at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in a single-venue campus/village/bubble environment with games being played beginning in July and August without fans in attendance. The Coronavirus is likely going to be an issue now and for the 2020-2021 campaign. With that in mind, we discuss our preferences - based off of Pops’ outlined plan - for how the NBA should return to play during the times of COVID-19 while also factoring in future changes (some very radical). It’s a tricky balancing act for all professional sports globally of maintaining safety while earning and retaining as much revenue as possible. The rumored options/ideas that have been shared by the league and media are also discussed when it comes to the regular season, playoffs, and how many of the 30 NBA teams should participate. Does a soccer style group stage round robin make more sense for the playoffs than a play-in tournament?

    Pops’ COVID-19 NBA Plan for ’19-’20 and ’20-’21: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qmBaY5vTwLusDmAZTtWAKbWT7jPohWR1/view?usp=sharing

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Song:
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 1 hr
    ‘Magical Movies’: Hedo’s Bank Shot - Orlando at Portland - Dec. 9, 2008 - Episode 41 – May 28, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’: Hedo’s Bank Shot - Orlando at Portland - Dec. 9, 2008 - Episode 41 – May 28, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’ features a Hedo Turkoglu (24 points) bank shot winner that topped off a 9-0 run in the final two minutes of a 109-108 win for the Orlando Magic on the road in Rose Garden Arena over the Portland Trail Blazers on December 9, 2008. It’s a contest that Brandon Roy (30 points) and LaMarcus Aldridge (25 points) should have won for the home side. Rashard Lewis (27 points), Jameer Nelson (21 points), and of course the Turkish Michael Jordan all hit key shots in a fantastic contest.

    Full Game (Portland’s Comcast SportsNet broadcast):
    https://youtu.be/hGjoCVGyTgs

    (Please, NBA, don’t take these down. We don’t own them, let your fans watch some great basketball)

    The box score: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200812090POR.html

    The game audio highlights (1:21) and game summary (3:28) are followed by the handing out of awards.

    The categories:
    • The Jack ‘Sweater Vest Guy’ Nelson Fashion award (15:23)
    • Most Magical Momentum Move (18:26)
    • The Brian Hill Clipboard Smashing Play of the Game (19:57)
    • The Richie Adubato Best Broadcast Moment (21:16)
    • The Brian Cook Heat Check award (24:36)
    • The Olumide Oyedeji ‘That Guy’ award (25:27)
    • The Johnny Davis Coaching Botch award (27:27)
    • The Stan Van Gundy Best Coaching Decision award (29:21)
    • Best ‘Huh, I Forgot About That’ Moment (31:46)
    • Best Musical Performance (36:45)
    • The Tree Rollins Oldie, But a Goodie award (37:10)
    • The Dominique Wilkins Oldie, NOT a Goodie award (38:05)
    • Most Magical Shot (40:00)
    • Is Anyone at their Peak Here? (41:12)
    • Which Player Comes Out of this Game Looking the Best? (44:21)

    If you want to rename a ‘Magical Movie’ award, or suggest a new award, please let us know. Positive ratings or reviews are always welcome. We’re here to entertain you.

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Songs:
    Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 46 min
    ‘Magical Movies’: T-MAC's 52 Points in 33 Minutes - Bulls at Orlando Feb. 21, 2003 - Episode 40

    ‘Magical Movies’: T-MAC's 52 Points in 33 Minutes - Bulls at Orlando Feb. 21, 2003 - Episode 40

    “Don’t cool ‘em off, T-MAC! Don’t blow on those fingers! I don’t want you to cool off!” ‘Magical Movies’ is back with a Tracy McGrady offensive clinic. A 110-96 win for the Orlando Magic at home inside the TD Waterhouse Centre over the Chicago Bulls on February 21, 2003. The game is played immediately after GM John Gabriel deals away Tracy’s best friend Mike Miller to the Memphis Grizzlies for Drew Gooden and Gordan Giricek at the trade deadline. Mac Daddy is mad and scored 52 points on 15-of-32 FGs, 6-of-13 3PTs, and 16-of-20 FTs in just 32:48 of on-court action, sitting out the entire 4th period. Drew Gooden (22 points and 11 rebounds) and Gordan Giricek (15 points) have great Magic debuts.

    Full Game (Magic Sunshine Network broadcast, best option): https://youtu.be/ehjw5DyHAao

    Full Game (Magic broadcast, secondary option, longer but audio not as good): https://youtu.be/khIC7TDTRpU

    (Please, NBA, don’t take these down. We don’t own them, let your fans watch some great basketball)

    The box score: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200302210ORL.html

    The game audio highlights (1:11) and game summary (2:56) are followed by the handing out of awards.

    The categories:
    • The Jack ‘Sweater Vest Guy’ Nelson Fashion award (14:09)
    • Most Magical Momentum Move (16:06)
    • The Brian Hill Clipboard Smashing Play of the Game (17:10)
    • The Richie Adubato Best Broadcast Moment (19:25)
    • The Brian Cook Heat Check award (24:11)
    • The Olumide Oyedeji ‘That Guy’ award (25:29)
    • The Johnny Davis Coaching Botch award (27:24)
    • The Stan Van Gundy Best Coaching Decision award (30:57)
    • Best ‘Huh, I Forgot About That’ Moment (31:47)
    • Best Musical Performance (34:08)
    • The Tree Rollins Oldie, But a Goodie award (35:29)
    • The Dominique Wilkins Oldie, NOT a Goodie award (40:37)
    • Most Magical Shot (45:08)
    • Is Anyone at their Peak Here? (46:11)
    • Which Player Comes Out of this Game Looking the Best? (51:45)

    If you want to rename a ‘Magical Movie’ award, or suggest a new award, please let us know. Positive ratings or reviews are always welcome. We’re here to entertain you.

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Songs:
    Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 53 min
    ‘Magical Movies’: Shaq Returns a Laker - L.A. at Orlando Feb. 22, 1998 - Episode 39 – April 21, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’: Shaq Returns a Laker - L.A. at Orlando Feb. 22, 1998 - Episode 39 – April 21, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’ is back with an emotional 96-94 win for the Orlando Magic at home inside the O-rena over the Los Angeles Lakers on February 22, 1998. Nick Anderson drops a game-high 30 points, the game-winning 3-pointer, shows off his Merton Hanks duck walk, and gets a small dose of revenge against Shaquille O’Neal. Derek Harper, Bo Outlaw, Danny Schayes, Horace Grant, and Derek Strong bring the support. This is Shaq’s first game in Orlando as a Laker after departing the franchise in 1996. Shaq has a quiet 20 points and 10 rebounds. Young Kobe Bryant provides 18 points off their bench.

    NBA on NBC intro (1:21): https://youtu.be/N_54B6L373M

    Entire Game minus the first 5 minutes (NBA on NBC broadcast): https://youtu.be/4GyQ8N3gzHk

    (Please, NBA, don’t take these down. We don’t own them, let your fans watch some great basketball)

    The box score: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199802220ORL.html

    The game audio highlights (4:19) and game summary (5:32) are followed by the handing out of awards.

    The categories:
    • The Jack ‘Sweater Vest Guy’ Nelson Fashion award (25:11)
    • Most Magical Momentum Move (26:46)
    • The Brian Hill Clipboard Smashing Play of the Game (29:12)
    • The Richie Adubato Best Broadcast Moment (31:38)
    • The Brian Cook Heat Check award (37:41)
    • The Olumide Oyedeji ‘That Guy’ award (40:23)
    • The Johnny Davis Coaching Botch award (41:46)
    • The Stan Van Gundy Best Coaching Decision award (44:09)
    • Best ‘Huh, I Forgot About That’ Moment (46:06)
    • Best Musical Performance (48:51)
    • The Tree Rollins Oldie, But a Goodie award (51:14)
    • The Dominique Wilkins Oldie, NOT a Goodie award (54:41)
    • Most Magical Shot (57:02)
    • Is Anyone at their Peak Here? (57:46)
    • Which Player Comes Out of this Game Looking the Best? (59:55)

    If you want to rename a ‘Magical Movie’ award, or suggest a new award, please let us know. Positive ratings or reviews are always welcome. We’re here to entertain you.

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Songs:
    Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 1 hr 5 min
    ‘Magical Movies’: The Dwight Dunk - Spurs at Orlando Feb. 9, 2007 - Episode 38 – April 11, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’: The Dwight Dunk - Spurs at Orlando Feb. 9, 2007 - Episode 38 – April 11, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’ returns with an unbelievable 106-104 comeback win for the Orlando Magic at home inside Amway Arena over the soon-to-be champion San Antonio Spurs on February 9, 2007. It’s a Magic team finding its way with Brian Hill coaching, a 21-year-old Dwight Howard saving the game with a huge block and then winning it on a sky-high inbound alley-oop slam, Jameer Nelson going berserk on his 25th birthday with a massive 31-point game, and rookie J.J. Redick has the game of his career at that moment.

    Entire game on YouTube (Spurs broadcast): https://youtu.be/ZdivvM5MqHc

    Highlights of the comeback (Magic broadcast): https://youtu.be/-2EzZTpW1Pk

    Game-winner (High Quality - Magic broadcast): https://youtu.be/l1tkPzRgNRc

    (Please, NBA, don’t take these down. We don’t own them, let your fans watch some great basketball)

    The box score: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200702090ORL.html

    The game audio highlights (0:52) and game summary (4:22) are followed by the handing out of awards.

    The categories:
    • The Jack ‘Sweater Vest Guy’ Nelson Fashion award (15:59)
    • Most Magical Momentum Move (18:12)
    • The Brian Hill Clipboard Smashing Play of the Game (21:10)
    • The Richie Adubato Best Broadcast Moment (23:14)
    • The Brian Cook Heat Check award (29:12)
    • The Olumide Oyedeji ‘That Guy’ award (31:07)
    • The Johnny Davis Coaching Botch award (34:07)
    • The Stan Van Gundy Best Coaching Decision award (37:57)
    • Best ‘Huh, I Forgot About That’ Moment (41:32)
    • Best Musical Performance (43:37)
    • The Tree Rollins Oldie, But a Goodie award (45:10)
    • The Dominique Wilkins Oldie, NOT a Goodie award (50:00)
    • Most Magical Shot (53:39)
    • Is Anyone at their Peak Here? (55:16)
    • Which Player Comes Out of this Game Looking the Best? (58:25)

    The show finishes things off with a look at news (1:00:37): Carmelo Anthony lying about 2009, Magic player options this offseason, and health-practice facility talk.

    If you want to rename a ‘Magical Movie’ award, or suggest a new award, please let us know. Positive ratings or reviews are always welcome. We’re here to entertain you.

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Songs:
    Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 1 hr 10 min
    ‘Magical Movies’: Bulls at Orlando Dec. 10, 1997; Coronavirus - Episode 37 – March 29, 2020

    ‘Magical Movies’: Bulls at Orlando Dec. 10, 1997; Coronavirus - Episode 37 – March 29, 2020

    The debut of ‘Magical Movies’. We find a clip of an old game in its entirety, watch it, but instead of breaking down the game, we have categories and hand out awards. It’s a fun way to look at how the Magic used to be and enjoy the nostalgia.

    It all begins with a thrilling 106-98 win for the Orlando Magic at home in O-rena over the defending champion and 3-peat seeking Chicago Bulls on December 10, 1997. It’s an injured Magic team without Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson handing Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson an ‘L’.

    Entire game on YouTube: https://youtu.be/J7fvO39MJrE

    (Please, NBA, don’t take this down. We don’t own it, let your fans watch some great basketball)

    The box score: https://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199712100ORL.html

    • The Jack ‘Sweater Vest Guy’ Nelson Fashion award (14:52)
    • Most Magical Momentum Move (16:32)
    • The Brian Hill Clipboard Smashing Play of the Game (19:44)
    • The Richie Adubato Best Broadcast Moment (22:56)
    • The Brian Cook Heat Check award (27:54)
    • The Olumide Oyedeji ‘That Guy’ award (29:34)
    • The Johnny Davis Coaching Botch award (30:37)
    • The Stan Van Gundy Best Coaching Decision award (33:23)
    • Best ‘Huh, I Forgot About That’ Moment (35:35)
    • Best Musical Performance (39:41)
    • The Tree Rollins Oldie, But a Goodie award (41:22)
    • The Dominique Wilkins Oldie, NOT a Goodie award (43:42)
    • Most Magical Shot (46:01)
    • Is Anyone at their Peak Here? (47:05)
    • Which Player Comes Out of this Game Looking the Best? (50:39)

    The show concludes with Coronavirus talk and its impacts on the Magic, Orlando, and more (55:01).

    If you want to rename a ‘Magical Movie’ award, or suggest a new award, please let us know. Positive ratings are reviews are always welcome. We’re here to entertain you.

    #LetsGoMagic #MagicAboveAll

    Warning: Adult Language

    Songs:
    Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
    WIN – Jay Rock

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Nblue22 ,

The best Magic pod out there

I’m glad I found this - and I really enjoyed it. Well done Spence and Adam. Spence - your podcasting is way better than your basketball playing (thank goodness). 😉

insertnamethere ,

The Best (and only?) Magic Podcast

It's pretty refreshing to listen to these guys talk about the magic. They definitely know their stuff

HunterRoss11 ,

Magic "experts"

I love the Magic. I've been a fan for quite some time now and an NBA fan just as long. It is astounding to me how stupid these two guys are. I get that this is a sports podcast and a lot of it is opinion based but the guys are huge homers that are blinded by there love for the Magic. If this wasn't the only Magic Podcast I would not listen to it.

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