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BGMaverick9
07-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Some of you may or may not know that I'm an NBA writer for www.yoursportstake.com, I also writer on www.mavsmoneyball.com

I'm really excited to announce that I'm getting my own internet radio show, it's called Ballin' With Bryan. It's going to cover all things NBA and we're going to discuss news around the league and get the voices of writers around the league to get the local viewpoint.

It's going to be a weekly show, the premiere show will be Monday from 3-5 PM CST. You can listen to the show live at www.fishbowlradionetwork.com and search for the green studio. The show will be available for download on www.yoursportstake.com in the NBA section within a day after the show has completed.

Probably the coolest part of the announcement is one of my interviews will be with Mike Fisher from db.com
I'm working on confirming the time, but he's scheduled to come on for sure.

It'd really mean a lot to me if you guys listened or downloaded the show when it's available and give it a listen!

FINtastic
07-17-2010, 05:04 PM
Congratulations, man! It will be nice to know at least one person on sports radio knows what they are talking about. ;)

I'll have to see if I can't give it a listen at some point.

BGMaverick9
07-17-2010, 06:12 PM
Congratulations, man! It will be nice to know at least one person on sports radio knows what they are talking about. ;)

I'll have to see if I can't give it a listen at some point.

I appreciate it...I know the more downloads I get off the podcast, the more it'll look good for me. The live listens will help the studio, which is good...but I'm more interested in the downloads lol.

I'll be talking about a wide variety of stuff.
Fisher is slated to come on in the 4 o'clock hour. Not exactly sure yet what I'll be talking to him about yet...

GermanDunk
07-17-2010, 06:36 PM
Funky. I will be downloading your show !

BGMaverick9
07-17-2010, 07:23 PM
Thanks!

Male30Dan
07-17-2010, 09:33 PM
Probably the coolest part of the announcement is one of my interviews will be with Mike Fisher from db.com
I'm working on confirming the time, but he's scheduled to come on for sure.


Remind that Fer not to break his arm patting his own back... Oh, and tell him to put more links in his donut column that shoot you to those awesome shirts. Can't get my fill of those.

Congrats though man.

BGMaverick9
07-17-2010, 09:41 PM
Remind that Fer not to break his arm patting his own back... Oh, and tell him to put more links in his donut column that shoot you to those awesome shirts. Can't get my fill of those.

Congrats though man.

Haha...I'm sure he'll try to offer me a solid deal on some shirts ;)

mavErika
07-18-2010, 10:43 AM
So first you decided to save mavsmoneyball (no kidding, now it's at least worth a click every now and then again, last season that site seemed to be almost dead) and now you're saying that in the middle of the offseason, with the FA-hoopla pretty much over and hardly anybody talking about the nba anymore, you're starting to do a 2-hour weekly nba-show tomorrow that will be available for download to save my day?! Busy summer for you, huh?

You may wonder if I'm serious now, but I can assure you I totally am, this is really great news to me (although it feels as if I managed somehow to sound even more excited than I am): I always like to have fresh mavs/nba-podcasts for my mp3-player, which is a need that is usually hard to meet at this time of the year. From the little mavs stuff theticket has on program, even less becomes available for podcast and if it does, it's usually just as tiny 5-6min sound-bites, so that doesn't help a lot. Probably espn won't have a lot to offer for the rest of the summer, so this is very much appreciated!:)
I hope you can keep a little Mavs bias in your all-nba show, but be sure to have at least one download from Berlin (Hauptstadt der DDR:p) every week anyhow. Not sure though if your program director cares much about downloads from Europe, I guess we're not exactly the main target audience for his promo-partners.

BGMaverick9
07-18-2010, 11:14 AM
So first you decided to save mavsmoneyball (no kidding, now it's at least worth a click every now and then again, last season that site seemed to be almost dead) and now you're saying that in the middle of the offseason, with the FA-hoopla pretty much over and hardly anybody talking about the nba anymore, you're starting to do a 2-hour weekly nba-show tomorrow that will be available for download to save my day?! Busy summer for you, huh?

You may wonder if I'm serious now, but I can assure you I totally am, this is really great news to me (although it feels as if I managed somehow to sound even more excited than I am): I always like to have fresh mavs/nba-podcasts for my mp3-player, which is a need that is usually hard to meet at this time of the year. From the little mavs stuff theticket has on program, even less becomes available for podcast and if it does, it's usually just as tiny 5-6min sound-bites, so that doesn't help a lot. Probably espn won't have a lot to offer for the rest of the summer, so this is very much appreciated!:)
I hope you can keep a little Mavs bias in your all-nba show, but be sure to have at least one download from Berlin (Hauptstadt der DDR:p) every week anyhow. Not sure though if your program director cares much about downloads from Europe, I guess we're not exactly the main target audience for his promo-partners.

The live listens are going to help the studio out for sure but the downloads will definitely give me hyping ability to show that people want to listen!

I appreciate your kind words, awesome to hear that. It has been a busy summer for me, but I love it!

As for MMB, let's just say a skinny man helped steer me in that direction. :)
Writing never really was something that was a forte of mine, but when it's geared to sports it just seems like a natural fit for me. If you bring the Mavs on board, it's very simple. There was a concern for lack of content over the course of the offseason but you know the Mavericks always take care of that issue. Summer League Games have helped for sure, but that is wrapping up tonight. I'm still pretty confident we can pump out solid material there on the site. I wanted to do my part to bring a new voice or new avenue for us to read Mavs-related information...it's pretty obvious we are all junkies and are willing to absorb any kind of information we find.

As for the show, I feel I've got a pretty good dose of my own content but I'm utilizing the help of some friends from SB Nation to bring the perspective from around the country. The Mavs are still going to find a way into the mix, I just don't want to go overkill on it :) Like I mentioned before, Mike Fisher from db.com will jump on board for a segment so you'll get a solid dose of Mavs talk there!

mavErika
07-18-2010, 04:27 PM
Sounds great, and yes, it would be pretty hard to fill two hours with mavs-talk in the middle of July, and I guess to many people the prospect of it wouldn't be as appealing as to me.

And it's good to hear you're well prepared (You better be if you are live, or is it taped before the broadcast? Did you have a try-out in the studio, or will it be your first time in front of a mic? Not to give you the jitters...:p), I remember the first episode of the hour-long thebasketballjones audio podcast never saw the daylight because they felt it was too bad.

Anyway, good luck for the first show and I'm looking forward to listen starting from tuesday.

(Btw, I didn't quite get which skinny man you were talking about... Flaco? Roddy? Dirk? Jeff "Skin" Wade? Jesus? Or should I even understand?)

BGMaverick9
07-18-2010, 06:28 PM
Sounds great, and yes, it would be pretty hard to fill two hours with mavs-talk in the middle of July, and I guess to many people the prospect of it wouldn't be as appealing as to me.

And it's good to hear you're well prepared (You better be if you are live, or is it taped before the broadcast? Did you have a try-out in the studio, or will it be your first time in front of a mic? Not to give you the jitters...:p), I remember the first episode of the hour-long thebasketballjones audio podcast never saw the daylight because they felt it was too bad.

Anyway, good luck for the first show and I'm looking forward to listen starting from tuesday.

(Btw, I didn't quite get which skinny man you were talking about... Flaco? Roddy? Dirk? Jeff "Skin" Wade? Jesus? Or should I even understand?)

It was flaco lol

I've been co-hosting an all-sports show for the past 5 weeks so I do have experience talking...it's just a matter of working the board and making sure everything is running smoothly. And yeah, it'll be live...so I better not cuss, but that's not a problem for me usually haha.

I think it'll just be a good soundboard to hear about relevant stories around the league and getting a different perspective on it...being mine is probably slightly different than yours haha, different nonetheless.

But yeah, Dallas is home...so I'm going to get Mavs content in there as much as I can. They've done enough to come into the NBA scope so they'll get mentioned and we'll have an entire segment with an interview devoted to all things Mavs.

mavErika
07-18-2010, 08:17 PM
Haha, I didn't expect to nail it with my first try, flaco seemed to be only slightly more plausible to me than some of the other options - and it's good to know that my line of questions couldn't freak you out!

rmacomic
07-18-2010, 09:53 PM
Will try to catch it live, and will download. Nice to see one of our own getting some airtime.

BGMaverick9
07-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Will try to catch it live, and will download. Nice to see one of our own getting some airtime.

I'm definitely excited about it...thanks!

sike
07-19-2010, 10:12 AM
is there a link to download the show? I'd be glad to listen to BG and help him out by downloading it.

BGMaverick9
07-19-2010, 10:43 AM
you'll just go to www.fishbowlradionetwork.com
and I'll be in the green studio from 3-5 pm CST

the podcast will be up within a day, I'll post that when it's up!

sike
07-19-2010, 10:56 AM
you'll just go to www.fishbowlradionetwork.com
and I'll be in the green studio from 3-5 pm CST

the podcast will be up within a day, I'll post that when it's up!

ok, I'll wait for the download.

BGMaverick9
07-19-2010, 11:30 AM
thanks!

BGMaverick9
07-21-2010, 03:11 PM
Alright guys!

The link is up!
http://ballinwithbryan.podomatic.com/

Please be sure to tell anyone and everyone to go download it, 2 hours of NBA Talk

sike
07-21-2010, 03:26 PM
Alright guys!

The link is up!
http://ballinwithbryan.podomatic.com/

Please be sure to tell anyone and everyone to go download it, 2 hours of NBA Talk

downloaded. will you keep posting links when you post new episodes?

Underdog
07-21-2010, 03:30 PM
Wow, that Bryan guy has a sexy-smooth voice...

Is he single? (um, I'm asking for someone other than myself, I swear!)

BGMaverick9
07-21-2010, 03:34 PM
downloaded. will you keep posting links when you post new episodes?

yes sir! Hopefully no later than Wednesdays, my show is live from 3-5 CST on Monday. Just had an issue getting the broadcast transferred to my flash drive this week.

Wow, that Bryan guy has a sexy-smooth voice...

Is he single? (um, I'm asking for someone other than myself, I swear!)

You're nuts! But yes, he's still single...keeping busy obviously!
We still need to get that drink!

RareMilk
07-21-2010, 04:22 PM
I'm super trendy and will only listen to podcasts hah. Good luck and I hope the best for you

Edit: Listening around the 9-10 minute mark 311 plays! I might have to put this on my ipod for long drives

mavErika
07-21-2010, 05:24 PM
[downloading 37%]

BGMaverick9
07-21-2010, 05:29 PM
I'm super trendy and will only listen to podcasts hah. Good luck and I hope the best for you

Edit: Listening around the 9-10 minute mark 311 plays! I might have to put this on my ipod for long drives

Haha, the music selections are ALL me. That one was a late addition but definitely needed it on there.

[downloading 37%]

Thanks!

I hope you guys enjoy it...I know it's not elite or super great or anything but it's something I definitely love doing and I am definitely wanting to improve!

mavErika
07-21-2010, 05:55 PM
.I know it's not elite or super great or anything....
Finished. Seems pretty professional to me: My mp3-player instantly created a new folder (Brian Gutierrez's Podcasts) instead of just filing it under "unknown" and the file itself has the name of the show and the date in it. Good start.

BGMaverick9
07-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Finished. Seems pretty professional to me: My mp3-player instantly created a new folder (Bryan Gutierrez's Podcasts) instead of just filing it under "unknown" and the file itself has the name of the show and the date in it. Good start.

I fixed it for you :)

It was a little scatter-brained at moments, but I think part of it was just getting a feel for pretty much talking on my own...which I really don't do lol and being familiar in a studio I've never been in before.

Prep wise, I felt really good about it and I had more than I used...which will help planning forward.

I know on the show I co-host on I was really nervous the first week and really got rolling after that. I feel it'll be the same way going forward with this. I appreciate you guys taking time out and listening!

Mav Addict
07-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Very Nice Bro

BG > Brady Tinker....

Edit: Your music sound alot better than DFW Sportstalk

BGMaverick9
07-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks man.

I don't have any ads right now, so it's mainly music for now lol. Music will probably die off a little but not all the way :)

Like I said, I'll be posting these every week. Just as long as I don't suck and get kicked off!
Within 1 day I've gotten 37 downloads and I'm ranked 80th out of 137 on podomatic for Professional Sports podcasts

mavErika
07-21-2010, 08:24 PM
I fixed it for you :)

It was a little scatter-brained at moments, but I think part of it was just getting a feel for pretty much talking on my own...which I really don't do lol and being familiar in a studio I've never been in before.

Prep wise, I felt really good about it and I had more than I used...which will help planning forward.

I know on the show I co-host on I was really nervous the first week and really got rolling after that. I feel it'll be the same way going forward with this. I appreciate you guys taking time out and listening!

Whoops, the mp3-player got it right, must have been "Life of Brian" scenes still spooking through my head. I watched some earlier today on youtube.

As for my previous post, to not leave any room for misunderstandings, I only finished downloading then and started listening afterwards. It would have been kind of harsh to focus solely on the sheer appearance of the podcast and to not mention anything what you've said or done in the show, and that's not nearly what I meant to bring across.:D
I'm at the 20min mark now (good start there as well) and won't listen through it at once, instead I intend to ration it to have some contemporary nba-talk on my mp3-player for a few days normally. Not this week though, I guess out of curiosity I'll be done by tomorrow.

GermanDunk
07-22-2010, 01:50 AM
LOL - is that you ?:D

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg207/Bunkertor/Zak_McKracken_and_the_Alien_Mindbenders.jpg

BGMaverick9
07-22-2010, 08:07 AM
Haha, not quite.

I got some downloads in Europe...very cool!
After ONE day, I'm ranked 793 out of over 14,000 podcasts and 7th out of 137 professional sports podcasts! THANK YOU GUYS!

Let's see what we can do :)

fluid.forty.one
07-22-2010, 02:51 PM
downloading now. I've been home like 1 out of the past 6-7 days, so sorry I missed it.

BGMaverick9
07-22-2010, 03:32 PM
No it's cool, i appreciate the taking time out and listening.
Having a hard time getting a hold of guests right now so it looks like it'll be more me...good thing or bad thing depending on who you ask :)

I'm 15 downloads away from matching yesterday's numbers and I'm past the 100 download mark, woo!

BGMaverick9
07-26-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm happy to announce that I reached the 200+ download mark for episode 1 heading into today's show. I really appreciate all of you guys for taking time out to download and listen.

here is E2
http://ballinwithbryan.podomatic.com/

fluid.forty.one
07-26-2010, 08:10 PM
listening now!

tcat075
07-26-2010, 10:11 PM
I know its a bit late to provide feedback on your first episode, seeing how you already have a second one out, but I did have a few things that stood out to me.

To me, personally, if you had made this podcast solely focused on the Mavericks, it would be much more appealing. I'm not saying I won't listen to it, because I did and I'm planning on downloading e2 right after I type this. However, I listen to the Basketball Jones, and to the NBA Today, and even sometimes to Bill Simmons talk about NBA...no, scratch that, the Celtics. There is no Mavs-centered or even Mavs-centric podcast that I'm aware of, unfortunately. This podcast would immediately become one of my must listens as soon as each episode comes out, not a download and listen to within the next few days. I'd imagine you might focus a little bit more for the Mavs, but there is only so much you can do without beginning to be biased. And as we know with Bill Simmons, blatant, over the top, excessive bias can make for bad podcasting.

Now, I did like the show. There were times where I thought to myself, "Why didn't you ask about so-and-so" or "That's kind of a dumb question, isn't it?", but there were other times where I thought, "Management crisis in Atlanta? This is interesting, because I've never heard of it." For the first podcast ever (I'm assuming), it was nothing to be ashamed of. Quite the opposite, in fact. (oh, and that Hawks blogger...he sounded like he'd just come in from working on the farm planting sugar. there was something he said that was so hick I couldn't help but laugh)

I wouldn't be afraid to voice a few more of your own opinions, not just let the guests do all the talking. You have your head screwed on right from what I've seen of you on this board.

That's what I got. Take it with a grain of salt (and make sure its sea salt, not that fake crap) because I've never podcasted before and I don't know what its like, but I hope it helps a little.

Downloading epi 2 like I said right now.

BGMaverick9
07-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Feel free to comment FF1, i appreciate all comments good or bad.

BGMaverick9
07-26-2010, 10:21 PM
I know its a bit late to provide feedback on your first episode, seeing how you already have a second one out, but I did have a few things that stood out to me.

To me, personally, if you had made this podcast solely focused on the Mavericks, it would be much more appealing. I'm not saying I won't listen to it, because I did and I'm planning on downloading e2 right after I type this. However, I listen to the Basketball Jones, and to the NBA Today, and even sometimes to Bill Simmons talk about NBA...no, scratch that, the Celtics. There is no Mavs-centered or even Mavs-centric podcast that I'm aware of, unfortunately. This podcast would immediately become one of my must listens as soon as each episode comes out, not a download and listen to within the next few days. I'd imagine you might focus a little bit more for the Mavs, but there is only so much you can do without beginning to be biased. And as we know with Bill Simmons, blatant, over the top, excessive bias can make for bad podcasting.

Now, I did like the show. There were times where I thought to myself, "Why didn't you ask about so-and-so" or "That's kind of a dumb question, isn't it?", but there were other times where I thought, "Management crisis in Atlanta? This is interesting, because I've never heard of it." For the first podcast ever (I'm assuming), it was nothing to be ashamed of. Quite the opposite, in fact. (oh, and that Hawks blogger...he sounded like he'd just come in from working on the farm planting sugar. there was something he said that was so hick I couldn't help but laugh)

I wouldn't be afraid to voice a few more of your own opinions, not just let the guests do all the talking. You have your head screwed on right from what I've seen of you on this board.

That's what I got. Take it with a grain of salt (and make sure its sea salt, not that fake crap) because I've never podcasted before and I don't know what its like, but I hope it helps a little.

Downloading epi 2 like I said right now.

Very appreciative of the comments! :)
I talked to Fisher and I think I can get some writers from db.com on. I started talking to Followill as well, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get him on board. The guy I co-host with on his sports show was asking, "how did you get fisher?" I just asked him, lol. That's all you can do, the worst thing is they say no. So we'll see what Followill has to say. As for other Mavs source...not too sure how I would get in contact with them.

I think it'd be pretty difficult to push a full 2 hours of solid Mavs talk, especially this time of the year. I'm not sure exactly how much I could actually get out of it. It IS something I'm considering but I'm still working out the kinks. I def. don't want to come off as a homer or biased though haha.

With the questions I asked, I wanted to throw some softballs and some out of the norm questions as well to add a different flair with the local perspective. I also had a time restriction to keep the show moving and not get too stagnant. And yes, Kris from the Hawks was a character for sure...but he knew his stuff! :)

Again, thanks for the comments...keep em coming! And tell people to download the show :D

BGMaverick9
08-02-2010, 08:04 PM
http://ballinwithbryan.podomatic.com/

That's Episode 3

GermanDunk
08-24-2010, 10:48 AM
Good job, BG !

Your show has improved. When i listened to the shows #1 and #2 i thought that the show was rolling too slow. But i didnīt want to criticise so early. I think you can work that way.

Underdog
08-24-2010, 11:04 AM
Good job, BG !

Your show has improved. When i listened to the shows #1 and #2 i thought that the show was rolling too slow. But i didnīt want to criticise so early. I think you can work that way.

Yeah, BG's show is coming along nicely - definitely getting better with each episode...

BGMaverick9
08-24-2010, 11:54 AM
Thanks guys.

Don't be afraid to critique, I need to hear different views and determine if I agree with it or not haha. But I want to hear what you have to say!

I definitely feel like it's gotten better each week. My network named me "Shark of the Month" I really don't know what the voting process is, but that means I was the best show on the network for the month, not just sports related...but out of everything they put on the airwaves.

I definitely want to keep heading in the right direction and really get rolling and at my peak when it's Mavericks time. I have VERY high hopes for that format.

Underdog
08-24-2010, 12:20 PM
Thanks guys.

Don't be afraid to critique, I need to hear different views and determine if I agree with it or not haha. But I want to hear what you have to say!

I definitely feel like it's gotten better each week. My network named me "Shark of the Month" I really don't know what the voting process is, but that means I was the best show on the network for the month, not just sports related...but out of everything they put on the airwaves.

I definitely want to keep heading in the right direction and really get rolling and at my peak when it's Mavericks time. I have VERY high hopes for that format.

I still think a lack of content is the only problem with your show, but obviously the start of the basketball season will fix that (I mean, it's kind of hard to fill up two hours when all there is to talk about is slippery basketball courts, Tmac's decline and a pouty Rudy Fernandez, ya know?)

My only real critiques would be that the background music is a little too long/loud at times, which can be a bit distracting when you're talking... Also, what's up with that popping sound throughout the recording? (feel free to PM me if you need any recording tips/advice...)

BGMaverick9
08-24-2010, 01:02 PM
I still think a lack of content is the only problem with your show, but obviously the start of the basketball season will fix that (I mean, it's kind of hard to fill up two hours when all there is to talk about is slippery basketball courts, Tmac's decline and a pouty Rudy Fernandez, ya know?)

My only real critiques would be that the background music is a little too long/loud at times, which can be a bit distracting when you're talking... Also, what's up with that popping sound throughout the recording? (feel free to PM me if you need any recording tips/advice...)

The popping is the network...not sure I can really do anything about that problem. I can let them know about it and see if they can fix it, but they listen to the show and know it's there....so go figure.

Now the background music, that's something I think CAN be fixed, just have to find the right level for it. I just thought it'd be a good change of pace to have it going in the background.

If I can make those subjects sound interesting for 2 hours, I can make the regular season (for the Mavs) sound pretty darn good ;)

Rhylan
08-25-2010, 11:43 AM
I think the background music is good for a particular segment or two, where it fits.. back when my buddies and I did our podcasts 4 or 5 years ago, we would have a special segment each episode that was the most freestyle of all the segments we did, and we put music on behind it for the duration, and only it.

A recurring segment that's more narrative or argument driven instead of information driven is probably best as far as the music being less of a distraction.

This was years before I started listening to the Ticket and found that they do the same thing for E-News. So maybe there's something to the approach.

But no matter what, I think it's best for spot usage. Less is more.

As far as volume levels.. when I would record stuff at home, I always shot for -12dB on average, I think, for bumper music.. so if I was going to have music on behind talking I'd keep it low enough that the cumulative volume would typically be a little over -12dB with background music and a regular speaking voice on top of it. But, it's been several years, so I might be wrong on the -12dB.. not to mention differences in equipment and everything else. Based on the setup you have, find a comfortable level, keep that as your target and base the music and any other audio around it.

GermanDunk
09-06-2010, 04:27 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg207/Bunkertor/SPORT/popcorn.gif

GermanDunk
11-08-2010, 05:32 PM
Congrats on your radio appearance, Sike !