Podcast Discussion - "Have I said this before?" - 1.15.21

Bill Lehecka

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Tony opens the show by talking about daylight savings, ravioli, and special days on the calendar. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports calls in to preview the playoff games this weekend, and to talk about some coaching changes. James Carville phones in with his picks, as does Jeff Ma - host of the podcast "Bet The Process", and Tony closes out the show by opening up the Mailbag.

Songs : Matt Bradshaw "Whatever It takes" ; Advanced Placement "100 Confessions of a Fool"


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MikefromBurkeVA

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Tony opens the show by talking about daylight savings, ravioli, and special days on the calendar. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports calls in to preview the playoff games this weekend, and to talk about some coaching changes. James Carville phones in with his picks, as does Jeff Ma - host of the podcast "Bet The Process", and Tony closes out the show by opening up the Mailbag.

Songs : Matt Bradshaw "Whatever It takes" ; Advanced Placement "100 Confessions of a Fool"


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I'd like to hear somebody explain why Jeff Ma's on the pod. Is he paying? Is he somebody's friend?
 

Neil From Rockville

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That's as good an explanation as any. The weird thing is that Ma sounds completely bored, like he has no interest in being on the pod
Well Ma is a super engineer/math nerd-genius, what do you want, Shecky Green? That is likely his excited voice.
I think he's on because that time TK embarrassed himself with Ma he had him on, and then they asked if he'd like to come on and pick games. He gets to shill his "bet the process" website where people pay for pics.
 

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I know people who have worked with Ma and they think he’s a really solid guy. But his entire schtick is that he is looking for the dreaded value — going the other way when the public has over bet a team, typically a favorite. He doesn’t have some great insight like do x when teams play twice in 4 weeks or beware of West Coast road favorites in 1 pm games. It usually just that the spread is too high.

Also, he doesn’t have a sparkling personality. I have no idea what Carville is saying but I love when he’s on.
 
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I get that Jeff is an uber-nerd and all (and is a fair-to-middling tout) but I can’t help but defend him a little. After all I am SO not a morning person; if that old coot woke me up as early as he does Ma, oh I’d be plenty interestin’—just probably not in the way anyone would like.
 
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I know people who have worked with Ma and they think he’s a really solid guy. But his entire schtick is that he is looking for the dreaded value — going the other way when the public has over bet a team, typically a favorite. He doesn’t have some great insight like do x when teams play twice in 4 weeks or beware of West Coast road favorites in 1 pm games. It usually just that the spread is too high.

Also, he doesn’t have a sparkling personality. I have no idea what Carville is saying but I love when he’s on.
:Sheehan:uses the exact same betting approach - and he has radio experience, is local, has a self-deprecating approach to the bit, and a little history and rapport with Tony. But having him call in for 5-10 minutes a week must be a bridge too far.
 

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I get that Jeff is an uber-nerd and all (and is a fair-to-middling tout) but I can’t help but defend him a little. After all I am SO not a morning person; if that old coot woke me up as early as he does Ma, oh I’d be plenty interestin’—just probably not in the way anyone would like.
No one is forcing him to do the weekly segments.
 

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I'm sure Indochino loves that TK openly ponders where one would have to wear a suit now?
 
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