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ZardCast

Broadcasting from the Capital of the Free World, ZardCast is a weekly podcast revolving around the Washington Wizards. Host CT Schwink and a rotating cast of characters break down the week that was in Wizards basketball, dissecting games, hitting on the big stories, as well as unsuccessfully predicting the future. Of course, the conversation is never completely bound to basketball. Come for the hoops and stay for the discourse, because we're never quite sure where this discussion will go.
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Broadcasting from the Capital of the Free World, ZardCast is a weekly podcast revolving around the Washington Wizards. Host CT Schwink and a rotating cast of characters break down the week that was in Wizards basketball, dissecting games, hitting on the big stories, as well as unsuccessfully predicting the future. Of course, the conversation is never completely bound to basketball. Come for the hoops and stay for the discourse, because we're never quite sure where this discussion will go. 

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Dec 18, 2015
ZardCast Holiday Party

Today on ZardCast, CT, David and Duncan deliver a podcast packed with Wizards talk and a dash of holiday cheer. The guys get into the rough week for Washington running down the team’s defensive issues, offensive woes, rash of injuries and the increasingly difficult Eastern Conference. Later, Sidney Melbourne drops by with some big news, the pod addresses Bill Simmons’ hypothetical Dwight Howard trade, John Wall’s $47,000 charity visit to the strip club and much more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Holiday episode, no pod next week
  • CT hates Nick Cannon
  • Dave nearly gets his eye taken out by a rogue champagne cork
  • It’s been a bad week for the Wizards, going 1-4 since the last pod
  • Huge issues defensively for Washington, among the worst in the NBA defending the three
  • Rattling off all the frustrating things about this team
  • The standings in the East are closely bunched, only five games out of the three seed
  • Nene’s injury might be the biggest of them all, he’s the engine on defense
  • The constant going back and forth between offenses is not working and allowing for any consistency
  • Bradley Beal will be evaluated in two weeks, let’s hope this is just another short injury stint
  • The Ramon Sessions, should be pursued in the offseason
  • Discussing the absurdity of Bill Simmons’ hypothetical trade of Marcin Gortat, Nene, a first round pick for Dwight Howard
  • Should the Wizards try and get a big man before the trading deadline
  • What a joke it is that the Wizards didn’t draft Bobby Portis, they brought in a bunch of wings in free agency and need a real power forward
  • Duncan with the quick 76ers update
  • The first half of games in the January are all against Eastern Conference teams, will be a big sign of who the WIzards really are
  • Sidney Melbourne moves in next door, visits the podcast
  • Melbourne is fired up over Matthew Dellavedingo and Steven Adams facing off
  • Explaining the difference between New Zealand and Australia
  • “This Week in John Wall”
  • John Wall was dealing with an ankle injury throughout November, spends $47k at a strip club in Dallas
  • The guys agree with Jalen Rose, it was an act of charity
  • Gilbert Arenas goes nuts on Instagram
Dec 8, 2015
Another Marquee Win Over Miami, Tiny Ball Revolution, Cult of Kobe Invades Verizon

Today on ZardCast, the guys discuss a big win over the East's best team in the Miami Heat, embracing tiny ball life without any big men, the Cult of Kobe takeover of the Verizon Center and more.

Dec 2, 2015
Beating the Cavs, John Wall is Mad at David, Ranking Losses by Sadness

Today on ZardCast, the guys return after a few weeks off to discuss a big win over the Cavaliers, the reason behind John Wall’s poor play in December, ranking the games in the losing streak in terms of sadness, saying goodbye to Martell Webster, Kobe Bryant retiring and much more.

Topics discussed include:

  • ZardCast is back
  • Nice win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to break a 4 game losing streak, John Wall has a big 35 point game
  • Wall’s slump possibly linked to the pod not playing his supercut last show, taking a few weeks off
  • Performance was antithetical to how they previously played
  • Marcin Gortat had a big night, Bradley Beal has a big third quarter, Randy Wittman’s tie is terrible
  • Rank the four game losing streak, a 4-tear scale
  • What went wrong over that stretch? The team names of who the Wizards lost to isn’t as bad as it appears at a glance
  • Kris Humphries being phased out of the starting lineup, caused some growing pains
  • Is Wittman still the worst? How should we feel about the Humphries experiment? David vents about how bad it failed, CT thinks maybe Wittman could run the offense how he’d want it to actually run with the second unit
  • Otto Porter’s been great. If he could hit wide open 3s he could be even more dangerous
  • Saying goodbye to Martell Webster, he will be missed
  • Wizards use injury exception and sign Ryan Hollins
  • Alan Anderson is set to start practicing, seems like a nice guy. Gary Neal does not
  • 76ers beat the Lakers, Byron Scott is weird
  • The news of Kobe Bryant retiring drew mixed emotions from the pod. Middle school Duncan was a fierce defender of Allen Iverson, CT was a Steve Nash guy, David says Kobe was his gateway into basketball as a young lad
  • NBA Recommendations
    • Surprisingly Awesome
    • The Warriors winning streak
    • NBA 2K
  • Should CT sabotage his fantasy basketball league?
  • STOP THE MUSIC! We forgot to shout out our Twitter shout outs
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