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Erler chats with Phil Naessens about Spurs-Heat

They're called "free throws," because they're free. They're just giving you those points. Oh my god, that's brilliant. I never thought of it that way before.

Andy Lyons

If you're anything like me --and for your sake I hope you're not-- you're grumpy and irritable today, just a total pill to be around. It's probably not going to get better anytime soon, either, until Tuesday night in a best case scenario. At least I have the San Francisco Giants (yeah!) and LA Kings (woohoo!) to cheer me up. Y'all have to rely on lesser sources of joy like your spouses or children.

Good luck with that.

Anyway, if you're looking for a representative to get your repressed, frustrated feelings out in the open in audio form, then I will be your champion. I'll be the guy bashing the referees for all the bad calls, raging on Dwyane Wade's flopping and the media favoritism of LeBron James and defending the Spurs with all my might against the brutish forces of evil interviewing me.

Or maybe I'll be calm, reserved and differential, agreeing that the Finals is tied 1-1 on merit, that the Spurs made their own bed and that they have to play better to regain home-court advantage. No spoilers, you'll have to listen to my segment to find out which.

However, I will say that while James did not the Gatorade to be a source of relief for his Game 1 cramping, that your host Phil Naessens is fully hydrated for this week's show from all the haterade he's been drinking. He sure does not care for Danny Green, I tell you what.

Phil and I rehash Game 2 and preview Game 3, and along the way he shares some adorably antiquated and confirmation-biased opinions on clutch free throw shooting because Tim Duncan and Tony Parker missed a couple on Sunday and two other guys missed one free throw each in some other game a year ago.

Just read that last sentence slowly and bathe yourself in the silliness of it. So refreshing on a hot spring day.

After my spot Phil welcomes Dave Deckard from, to discuss the breaking Portland Trail Blazers news (/shrugs) and Dave's Finals observations that are probably more nuanced and noteworthy than Phil's and mine's put together.

Finally, for the enemy's perspective, there's David Ramil from Hot Hot Hoops, SBNation's Miami Heat blog, and he'll talk about to Phil about how awesome LeBron James is and how he's the handsomest and funniest person in the world and how his sweat can cure muscular dystrophy. Hot Hot Hoops is a pretty good site and you should check it out when you have a chance.

Please give the show a listen because it involves the Spurs and you, ostensibly, like the Spurs. It's also free and it's not Timber by Pitbull. What more do you need?

In case the player above doesn't work you can listen to the entire program from Phil's site located here..

Take a listen. His show is broadcast Monday thru Friday on Max Sports Channels, Talk Superstation, Armed Forces Radio Network , Kozmik Radio, First Online RadioEpix RadioAbscape Radio and Baseball Talk Radio.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts of the show in the comments and offer feedback, good, bad or indifferent.