Front Row Hoopcast Season 4 Episode 5: Lukas Harkins Breaks Down Big East

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  1. Jared Grubbs

    Jared Grubbs Administrator Staff Member

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  2. I Am Butler

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    Butler's media department wouldn't let Matthew Johnson join Ari for a podcast? But . . . HAVEN'T THEY LISTENED TO . . . . . . Oh, ooooooooooh. Never mind, I get it.

    That aside, I turned into this one because Harkins was on and I've appreciated hi work. Ari actually did a nice job here. Still not giving Paulie his due credit, instead showering him with false compliments, but I get that it's hard to eat crow. Also don't buy for a second that Matta was going to take this job and leave his OSU money on the table. Makes zero sense.

    Harkins did a hell of a job. FWIW, I would tune into a weekly podcast hosted by him without hesitation. Well spoken and thoughtful opinions. Keep up the good work.
     
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  3. Jared Grubbs

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    Hmmm...I had a similar thought last month...


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  4. BHayden

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    Man I would love to listen to a Butler podcast where the guy running it doesn’t make a total fool of himself. He just won’t give up on the “Paul is trash” take and at this point it’s embarrassing. Also, if you’re going to be a podcast gearing toward a particular school and you want people to listen, you’re going to have to be a bit of a homer. Ari is the opposite, criticizing anything and everything possible. He is so annoying to listen to. For being so quick to criticize others for not knowing what they are talking about, he strikes me as having little basketball knowledge.

    That being said, Lukas did a fantastic job and brought up some strong points. I especially like what he said about Kamar falling away on his shot. I think this has caused a ton of misses and he usually misses short because he’s falling back instead of going straight up into his shot. He is also right about him being a better spot shooter than off the dribble, which is another reason why it hurts him to be so ball dominant. Most people are either ball dominant off the dribble shooters or set spot shooters. It is very difficult to be great at both.

    I am completely on board with the crew saying Lukas needs to get his own podcast, I’d tune in for every segment. I like his content on everything and as a Butler student myself respect the hell out of his hustle. The dude must not sleep!


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  5. Trumpforpresident2020

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    I like Ari..... outside of the cursing from time to time. I feel like a lot of people love getting positive feedback but don't know how to handle constructive criticism. If you only hear how good things are how are you suppose to get better at things that your not good at? He keeps it real like it or not.
     
  6. I Am Butler

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    You would . . .
     
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  7. Trumpforpresident2020

    Trumpforpresident2020 Active Member

    Yeah I'm pretty opened minded to differences of opinion unlike yourself and others.
     
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  8. BUcheer

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    Haven’t listened, but as to Thad interviewing for the BU job, could it be that it was to fulfill any obligation he had to OSU to attempt to job hunt re: his contract? Could also see Barry seeking Thad’s advice on Chris’ replacement and it somehow is misconstrued by others as an interview. My impression is the Matta family is perfectly content right now with the situation as is.
     
  9. kmacker69

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    Ari can be bit too much with his opinions, but I like who he gets on the poidcasts and it's not like he's a paid professional sportscaster. Although I don't agree with some of his opinions, some of the opinions on this board are worse and just as stubbornly held as his; so who are we to judge too critically. o_O

    Don't like it, don't listen. But you'll miss some good Butler basketball content, even if it is off-putting at times. It seems like he might have pushed some buttons with the Administration to have them not let a coach on the show? Or maybe, his hard hitting style drawls out too much information and they were scared it would reveal too many secretes?!?! Sarcasm font.:eek::p;) I think Ari can take a little ribbing though. :p
     
  10. UDDawg

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    If you listen to the actual Mark Titus podcast, he's pretty explicit. He said Matta had accepted the job and then backed out like 2 hours later. The whole reason it came up on the podcast is because they were talking about journalists who have "scoops" like Woj, Adam Schefter, etc. They'd interviewed Jeff Goodman for that podcast, so maybe they were grouping him in there too? Anyway, Titus was like "I only have one scoop, here it is." He even prefaced by wondering if he should say it out loud, but he obviously went through with it.
     
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  11. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the kind words! Was definitely fun to get on and talk Butler hoops and I'm glad that some of you enjoyed it. Still trying to get used to the podcasting thing as I haven't done it much. Looking forward to doing some more in the future (see Jared's post above...).
     
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  12. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I didn't make the connection, like a dork! :oops: After thinkin' about it it make perfect sense though! Good pro-Butler content without being a homer... Wear off on Ari a little, but then he wouldn't be Ari. lol! I'd listen in to a podcast by you also... Go for it!
     
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  13. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Just listened...(I know. late to the party).

    Ari seemed to slip a bit into his old self, where he steps on his guest. One time, he asked a question, but then answered before he gave Lukas a chance to answer. I get that Ari isn't a professional, and is definitely passionate in the Dawgs, and his own beliefs. But in Episode 4 Ari did a better job letting his guest talk and finish thoughts.

    This was a good podcast, and Lukas brought some serious data and analysis to the podcast. And even got Ari to admit that PJ isn't the worst player to ever don a Butler uniform! :D
     
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  14. Lukas Harkins

    Lukas Harkins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind words about my appearance!
     
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