This was ruminating for a while, as the BroneCast regulars Jeff (@Jambrones) and Jon (@Boner_Shorts) had been discussing their mutual love of musicals with me for a while .... a love I, of course, dorkily share. So, since the guys had successfully started a music podcast it made sense to devote and episode to this genre sooner or later.
And then Jason Collins came out and we made the potentially offensive and easy leap to "hey let's get on that showtunes episode to celebrate the gay guy!!"
The Bone Man, aka Jon, picked a couple of beauties this week: "You Have to Be Carefully Taught" from South Pacific
and "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel
. Quite the pair of great Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes, replete with great inspirational messages to pay seems-like-snark-but-is-really-genuine tribute to Mr. Collins and all people who have struggled to publicly come out as their true selves.
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Back with their now sort of famous to a few people podcast, Jeff (@Jambrones) and Jon (@Bones_Shorts) bring you Episode 2 of the BroneCast and ask that you please, please, please give a shit.
Using the Super Bowl as a jumping off point, they pit Baltimore-born Frank Zappa against San Francisco band The Bungles
. They break down the music like few can, drop some f bombs and giggle like little girls. Par for the course from the ever-growing Deeg Podcast Industries. I hate myself for typing that.
Stream below or download here
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In an effort to further expand our shitty digital universe here at the Deeg, contributors and house band members Jeff and Jon of The Jambrones have started a new podcast!
Not quite sports-related, Jeff and Jon's new series will focus on music - specifically their review of individual songs using perhaps the dorkiest music teacher rubric to determine a winner.
In the end, it's fucking rad.
With episode 1, the guys pit a hardcore tune from a Buffalo-based band against a manufactured pop tune from a young lady you probably hate. Download
or stream, and enjoy!
Barrister here. We're happy to have friend of the Deeg, @Jambrones, back as a guest contributor. Last time he was with us, he gave us a recap of Bills/Pats through the voice of his kid and it was ADORABLE. Seriously. This time, he's here to stir up some controversy as Jim Boeheim is set to take over as the second most winningest coach in NCAA Men's Basketball history. I'm sure there are plenty of Cuse fans among you - hell, Scizz and Yachtsman will probably be fuming over this one and may even offer a rebuttal if we're lucky - so I fully expect this to anger some. But fuck it, if we let Outlander talk about the Red Sox - who all reasonable thinking Americans despise - this guy can talk some shit about Boeheim. Enjoy.Guest Contributor: @Jambrones
Coaches earn their keep in crunch time, when split decisions can instantly put players in a position to win.
We are acutely aware of this in Buffalo, where the Bills go through coaches like tampons, in part, because of bad decisions at key points in ballgames.
Tonight, Jim Boeheim will likely pass Bob Knight in total wins as Syracuse plays Rutgers at home. Although this makes me want to throw up, I will acknowledge that Boeheim has done a fantastic job at Syracuse. He knows how the system works in college basketball and he's found success as a result. Boeheim is for the Orange what Buffalo wishes
Lindy Ruff was for the Sabres. (Player---Coach---Champion). But, even while he surpasses Knight, let’s not forget that when Boeheim faced Knight head to head for the 1987 National Championship, the better coach, working with less naturally talented players, came through when it mattered.
I now give you the 26 seconds that show Bob Knight > Jim Boeheim.
“It’s not polite to say ‘shit’ Daddy.”
–Jambaby, during Bills/Patriots game
@jambrones, Guest Contributor
On Sundays, I usually go gallivanting with my comrades on a masochistic Buffalo Bills adventure. But this week, I hunkered down with my 6 year old 1st Grader, aptly named “Jambaby” by The Continental, for an afternoon of simplicity, surprise and nostalgia. I was reminded of my earliest memory of the Buffalo Bills: the goalposts coming down in 1980 after beating Miami for the first time in 10 years. I too, was 6. This past Sunday vs. the New England Patriots, full circle? Well, we all know how that went. Ugh.
Here’s a #kidcommentary breakdown.
One of the weird and awesome things about writing for this godforsaken website is that we have met some bizarre and amazing and talented people who read our site and, for some reason, think what we do here is pretty ok. Many, if not most, of these new friends have their own set of insights and, when it comes to the gentlmen contributing here today especially, very own style of contributions to the rag tag world of the Basement Brigade. These guys have already contributed to the Deeg by writing and recording our podcast's theme song, which, with the hashtag that followed, has probably helped define what we do here better than any of our hastily written, curse-laden posts have ever done. Their latest contribution, their first here not set to a rock anthem tune, is well worth the read. ~ Cheers, Barrister By @jambrones & @boner_shorts
I am a Jambrone.
I write songs about Buffalo sports.
I pump you up.
I make you nod your head.
I make you sing along.
And yes, I give you “douche chills
I get ‘em too.
Because of this rare gift, I have been relegated to the underground, where it’s dark, dirty and verbally violent. While children are singing along to the sweet melodies of my annoyingly uplifting music, I toil in the shit, the blogosphere, the underground sports media, as one of…them.
It wasn't always like this. I had a real rock band once. We played in almost every venue available for original bands in Buffalo through the 90’s. We also were able to play regularly in New York and Boston and even took a stab at a Midwest “tour”. We got to open up for big nationally known bands that everybody knew. However, we were and always will be, a “local band.”
"Who's playing tonight?" ... "Oh, just some local band"
To me, that label, “local band” is much like “blogger”, or “podcaster”, it feels the same: Subpar, subhuman, subservient, and often, subversive.
Through the Jambrones, I’ve come to realize a kinship with these fellow “CHUDs”, if you will. We share ideas about teams we love presented in a hack-like yet charming manner with no "radio voice" and little regard for journalistic tradition. And yet, we do it well enough that more than a few strangers have come forward and really like what we do.
We’re just dudes writing and talking about sports; just CHUDs...making songs, writing shit like this piece, rhyming players’ names, and ripping on Matt Ellis. It’s <gasp> fun. But ALL of us get squashed regularly by those with sports media power: The Buffalo News and WGR550.
Quick podcast note: This will be the last week we release the CrapTastiCast under podhoster. Starting next episode, you will have to re-subscribe to the podcast in itunes or directly through Libsyn.com. Sorry for the complications, but under Libsyn we will hopefully be able to bring you some cool new features, as well more podcasts from Deeg Industries. Now onto the nonsense....
Scout: The official mascot of DGWU Sports.
Hilariously weird cold open? Check.
New awesome opening theme song? Check.
Another intensely intoxicated CrapTastiCast? Check.
First off, a HUGE thank you to our buddies on twitter, the sports rock Gods who are collectively known as The Jambrones
! Drunken idiots like ourselves, these guys got together and VOLUNTARILY wrote and recorded a brand new opening theme song for Dear God, Why Us? Sports. Needless to say, it is awesome and we want to shower these gentleman with uncomfortable man-hugs and wine spritzers.
Moving onto the cast, we think you will really enjoy this one. Yesterday the fearsome foursome and a couple of their ladies (with brand new Deeg nicknames) gathered in Brooklyn to watch the Euro Cup final, get trashed, and record a new podcast. What followed included discussions about the Sabres stalemate in free agency (this was pre-John Scott), ridiculous ex-Sabre contracts, the Euro Cup of course, couple farting, jersey purchases, dog sneeze bones, and another round of everybody's favorite sports trivia game, the newly named "Scott's a Douche"! Besides the awesome Jambrones, musical interludes are from Robyn, Steely Dan, and Biggie Smalls.
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