Zac, Pete, and Ishan examine the early returns of the NBA seasons, including the outcome of the Kyrie-Thomas trade and the unexpected impact of injuries, the Milwaukee Buck's fully-fledged superstar, and we discuss whether or not the Sixers were right to #TrustTheProcess. We also talk about the CFP, evaluating a weekend full of surprises, talking coach hirings and firings, and establishing a new top ten. Follow 3rd String on Twitter for updates!
In episode 5, Pete and Zac break down game 7 of the World Series, talk about George Springer’s MVP performance in the whole series, and discuss the new College Football Playoff Committee rankings, Lane Kiffin’s Twitter antics, why the CFP needs to include eight teams, and Pete’s frozen beer in North Dakota.
In this World Series edition of 3rd String, Ishan, Pete, and Zac combine forces to provide commentary on the best moments of the World Series so far, the surprising offensive performances from both teams (Joc Pederson and Josh Reddick), Cody Bellinger's struggles at the plate, the game 4 pitching matchup, bullpen management, Yuli Gurriel's inflammatory gesture, and what will happen in games 4-7. It's a lot of fun and you should check it out!
Zac returns after vacationing in California to welcome Pete Laclede onto 3rd String as a new co-host! They discuss Game 7 of the ALCS, the greatness of Jose Altuve, whether or not Aaron Judge is the most Jekyll-and-Hyde player of all time, Clayton Kershaw's chance at redemption, Dusty Baker's lack of a chance at redemption, the Eagles-Redskins Monday Night Football game of week 7, and the top 10 teams in college football, plus UCF, USF, and FAU (no, seriously...we were surprised too).
In episode two, Ishan breaks down what to look for in the WNBA finals and lends his thoughts on the new-look Oklahoma City Thunder in the aftermath of the Carmelo Anthony trade. Zac & Ishan banter a bit about the NL MVP race and Zac brings on 3rd String guest Pete Laclede to break down the Hokies' upcoming battle with the Clemson Tigers.
In the first episode of the newest podcast from Vernacular, Zac & Ishan break down the AL MVP race and debate whether Jose Altuve or Aaron Judge is more deserving. They also discuss why Heisman speculation is an exercise in futility and how our appreciation of football unfairly focuses on the quarterback rather than the people around him that make him excel. You'll also hear some of Zac & Ishan's more emotionally raw sports experiences, and you'll realize that Ishan takes Chicago Bulls fandom to a level you didn't know was possible. Follow Zac and Ishan on Twitter for more hot takes from the 3rd String.
3rd String, the newest podcast from Vernacular, is a weekly dissection of sports and news from two amateur, bench warming, 3rd string analysts named Zac & Ishan.