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The Rodcast: The Tipping Point

February 8, 2024
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In today’s episode, Former Cal and pro center Rod Benson talks about the potential impact of Cal's 83-77 OT win over USC on the program's future.

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The Rodcast: The Tipping Point

1,795 Views | 11 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by HoopDreams
3146gabby
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I absolutely love Rod's passion, intelligence, easy ability to articulate and of course love for Cal.

If you read these things Rod, much thanks; you represent so well the University we love for all of its qualities.

Q: what was Bill Walton's r'ship to the Asian lady who save his seat.
ducky23
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3146gabby said:

I absolutely love Rod's passion, intelligence, easy ability to articulate and of course love for Cal.

If you read these things Rod, much thanks; you represent so well the University we love for all of its qualities.

Q: what was Bill Walton's r'ship to the Asian lady who save his seat.


Um…..most likely his wife dude
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> said:

ducky23 -> "Um…..most likely his wife dude"
https://playersbio.com/lori-matsuoka


muting ~250 handles, turnaround is fair play
TruffleShuffle
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Great episode, Rod. Really enjoying all of the content that you generate and your unique perspective and engaging style.
RodBenson
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It was his wife my bad
3146gabby
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Rod: no apologies. As a writer and occasional public speaker [and civil rights attorney] I cannot tell you how impressive your talks are. Spontaneous, intelligent, entertaining. Will watch as your star must ascend....
01Bear
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RodBenson said:

It was his wife my bad

I remember reading your post/article about the Luke Walton incident years ago on Yahoo!'s sports section (or was it your BoomTho blog?) and it popped into my mind during the UCLA game when I heard the unmistakable sounds of Walton's bass calling the game. I'm glad to see you've kept your sense of humor and recounted the story (in more detail) on your podcast.
MoragaBear
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Rod's boy Casey J is working tomorrow's game
01Bear
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MoragaBear said:

Rod's boy Casey J is working tomorrow's game

So long as Mad Dog is Cal's coach, Casey "Rodson" Jacobson is likely to be a bit more restrained in his trashing of Cal.
drizzlybear
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Great stuff, Mr. Benson. The old Oregon arena was called MacArthur Court. It was a pretty cool place. Too bad Oregon couldn't preserve it like Cal did with Harmon Gym.
HoopDreams
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Another very cool episode

Interesting continuing take on Aimaq. Yeah he has trouble with very athletic shot blockers like USC's and AZ's center, Also as you said when you get blocked multiple times even with different moves and counters it gets in your head and makes you tentative (a killer in hoops)

But Aimaq was also being double teamed every time, and USC rotated in 3 players to defend him, while Cal only relieved him for 5 minutes with a completely overmatched Larson.

Aimaq will go up against another athletic shot blocking center in UCLA's Bona who is a projected NBA draft pick. Aimaq wasn't efficient in the first game but grabbed 14 rebounds

But I like your take on Tyson. I agree he's the best player Cal has had in a long time

About the play with Rodney, I took note of that play too and noticed he got the quick hook and sat the rest of the game. He's a freshman and will learn

Hope to see you at the ucla game!

Also, finished your book, and was sad for it to end
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