By Landry Locker

You can catch up on what you may have missed or want to hear again from today’s edition of MaD Radio right here.

My biggest takes from today’s show:

  • James Harden is going to win the NBA MVP, but the most deserving award-winner within the organization is the Man With Three First Names, who should be the unanimous coach of the year. Nobody has done as good of a job as MDT this season and unlike the chase for the MVP I don’t think anyone else is even in the COY discussion.
  • One of the many great things about working with Seth Payne is the unpredictable direction a conversation can go with him. Today a discussion over my admiration for Ivanka Trump turned into a tale of Seth hooking up with his friend’s sister, but stopping things because she looked too much like his friend.
  • People need to start respecting the difficulty of being an NFL kicker, the skill it takes to play the position and the strategy that comes with it.
  • I will elaborate on the above in tomorrow’s Noon Nugs.
  • The only way Rex Ryan fails as an analyst is if the four-letters force-feeds him and doesn’t just let him to his thing. He was made for this.
  • Adam Silver needs to know his role and stay out of the way and allow coaches to rest their players however they please. Forcing coaches to play their players in certain situations would be overstepping his boundaries and a huge mistake.
  • I thought this seat belt law analogy was brilliant, but Seth agreed and went to his usual crutch when it comes to arguing.



Now here are a few things that didn’t make the show that are on my mind…

— I cannot believe how silly people sound when they passionately get worked up over coaches resting their players in the NBA. Nobody should question what a coach does with a player for the player’s better physical health.

— Fans purchase expensive tickets all the time and get disappointed by a player being hurt. Should those fans get their money back, too? Purchase tickets at your own risk, allow coaches to do whatever they want to protect a player’s health.

— NCAA Men’s Tournament ratings are the highest they’ve been in 24 years, but people in the Lone Star state aren’t watching bad basketball. Sometimes I think Texas pride can be obnoxious, but this makes me extremely proud to be a Texan.


— ICYMI: Here’s my column on why March Madness Sucks

— Cody Stoots and John Lopez, who you should listen to on In The Loop M-F 10am-2pm on SportsRadio 610 went through the column on their show and to make a long story short, hiked their leg on it. I respect their opinions, but also STRONGLY doubt that they watched many, if any, games from start to finish. The quality of basketball doesn’t matter to many, including them, and they would have pretended March Madness was awesome regardless of what they saw during the first week of the tournament.

— Just to clarify: I’m watching the tournament because I enjoy the game and my job requires me to do so. There are different layers of sucking and I fully acknowledge that many people have to do stuff that sucks much worse at their job than watch the NCAA Men’s Tournament. I’m fully aware that basketball that sucks is more entertaining than most things that suck.

— One of the things people do these days is copy opinions on the internet, which is weird because you’d think that with all of the information and individuality on the internet people would be more creative.

This Dave Chappelle analogy shouldn’t make any sense to anyone that isn’t smoking a left-handed cigarette and eating cheese puffs, but because the original Tweet discussed the brilliance of it people latched onto it as if it were gospel.


— This is one of the most interesting pieces I have read in a while about University of Miami defensive end Chad Thomas, who was not only second on the team in sacks last season, but just produced the opening track on Rick Ross’s new album.

— An FBI Director admitted that he hates the Patriots, which a lot of people can relate to.


— In a society where punk ass kids record fights and upload them to Winstar I really enjoyed LeBron’s Tweet along with the video below (WARNING NSFW Language).


— Today’s celebrity birthday whose party I would most like to attend: Adrian Peterson, who turns 32. I’m just intrigued to see how he celebrates his birthday because I don’t quite have a grasp of how he rolls.

Listen to MaD Radio on SportsRadio 610 M-F from 6-10am. Follow me on Twitter: @LandryLocker. E-mail me at


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