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The Jabsteps is a brand new NBA podcast hosted by professors and grad school buddies Geoff Peck and Salvatore Pane. Join the guys as they cover issues from around the Association and make jokes at doofus Reggie Miller's expense.

Peck's a former D1 player who loves the Thunder and despises media narratives. Pane loves advanced stats, Drake, and the New York Knicks. Listen to them disagree over just about everything. It's sort of like watching ball in the bar with the worst friends you ever had.

The Jabsteps Geoff Peck and Salvatore Pane

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The Jabsteps is a brand new NBA podcast hosted by professors and grad school buddies Geoff Peck and Salvatore Pane. Join the guys as they cover issues from around the Association and make jokes at doofus Reggie Miller's expense.

Peck's a former D1 player who loves the Thunder and despises media narratives. Pane loves advanced stats, Drake, and the New York Knicks. Listen to them disagree over just about everything. It's sort of like watching ball in the bar with the worst friends you ever had.

    Emergency Episode 009 The New York Knicks: Permanent Emergency

    Emergency Episode 009 The New York Knicks: Permanent Emergency

    The Knicks have signed their 8th coach in 10 years, which means Peck and Pane need to argue about it. The profs break down misconceptions about Thibby's rep and ponder why on earth this man has elected to return to the MECCA OF BASKETBALL. Who's a reasonable trade target? Who will the Knicks look to in the draft? What are the odds of a second NBA bubble? Does any of this matter?

    PLUS: What's MJ been up to post-Last Dance?

    • 30 min
    Episode 128 One Last Last "'Dance'"

    Episode 128 One Last Last "'Dance'"

    Peck and Pane return for one final discussion of The Last Dance following the release of the final two episodes.

    The professors debate how the Bulls would've fared if they had returned in '99 and Sal takes one last jab at Phil's use of quotation marks.

    • 52 min
    Episode 127 You Don't Put a Saddle on a Stallion

    Episode 127 You Don't Put a Saddle on a Stallion

    In this week's Jabsteps, Peck and Pane recap episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance. What do the profs make of Rodman's misadventures in Vegas, MJ's reactions to Isiah Thomas, Phil Jackson's boomer trash life, and the Bulls finally winning a championship in '91?

    PLUS: You ever play Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball?

    • 43 min
    Episode 126 The Chicago Bulls Traveling Cocaine Circus

    Episode 126 The Chicago Bulls Traveling Cocaine Circus

    Peck and Pane are back to discuss the first two episodes of The Last Dance and whether or not they believe Jordan's story about his involvement in a hotel room party.

    The professors also give their takes Jerry Krause, the premature disruption of a dynasty, Scottie Pippen, and whether or not people will think differently about Michael Jordan now.

    • 41 min
    Episode 125 The Mini All-Star Pod

    Episode 125 The Mini All-Star Pod

    In this week's mini-episode, Dr. Playoff G and Salvatore Pane recap the improbably exciting All-Star game and debate the effects of the new ELAM ruleset. Did the NBA's best play harder for charity, or was it all a conspiracy....?

    PLUS: IS GEB SUB-TWEETING PARASITE?

    • 22 min
    Episode 124 Pacino and the Pocket Rockets

    Episode 124 Pacino and the Pocket Rockets

    If you've been missing the bizarre acting sensibilities of mid-90s Al Pacino, you've found the right pod. Amidst random Pacino exclamations, the professors discuss the small ball Rockets and whether or not this signals a major shift in the NBA. Peck and Pane also review other deadline trades and track the continued development of Zion.

    PLUS: Did you know Pacino played his role in Heat as a cocaine addict?

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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Oaf Dragon ,

Great podcast!

They are quite funny and have a good understanding of the sports.

Astute Review Machine ,

A review for 2020

Recommended! This is a podcast that tells you, at the end of every episode, how to find the podcast. That information, like the rest of the podcast, is absurdly unnecessary but fun to hear anyway. I don't normally write iTunes reviews, but I noticed that there were no 2019 reviews posted here, so to celebrate New Year's Day, I'm taking the pressure off the rest of 2020.

Colin Response ,

"Profs on Ball" on Fire

Two English professors, one a hyper-extroverted, vocally long-suffering Knicks fan, the other a former Div 1 college player/OKC fan, discuss the latest in the world of the NBA. What makes this different from every other "two dudes talking basketball" podcast is the dynamic between the profs. Pane plays the manic, pop-culture obsessed superfan, while Peck fulfills the role of the exasperated straight man trying to rely on logic and facts in a world gone mad. Come for the NBA analysis, stay for segments like the Pop Culture Fast Break, the Thesis Workshop, and Did Steven Adams Get Hit in the Nuts Last Night?

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