One of the first big words I learned as a kid was superfluous. My father had a little thing he would say from time to time after a meal when he was feeling silly. He would lean back from the table, and in the manner of an English gentleman, he would announce, "I have sufficiently dined. To partake any further would be superfluously redundant." I had no idea what it meant, but I loved the sound of it so much that I made him explain every word to me so I could use them myself.
So you can imagine my delight when Gregg Popovich said that some advanced stats were superfluous poppycock. I remember thinking to myself, "That's a wonderful phrase. I need to use that someday." After all, it means unnecessary foolishness. Certainly the opportunity would present itself.
And it has.
After running PtR for six seasons, after being asked countless times when I would finally start a podcast, I'm finally launching Superfluous Poppycock, a podcast about the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA and other unnecessary foolishness. And joining me to conversate about all these things is Seth Warren (yes, old SiMA himself) who used to do a radio show of his own back in the day, in addition to contributing to this blog until he got married, had kids, and got too busy to participate.
So feel free to take 35 minutes out of your day to listen to us discuss the Spurs' 67 win season, the continued excellence of Tim Duncan, the integration of LaMarcus Aldridge, the upcoming series with the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Golden State Warriors, looming over it all. We have a lot of idea for what we can explore in the podcast going forward, and want to continually improve it so that it matches the high standard set by PtR itself. I hope you enjoy it, and please give your feedback in the comments.
The mp3 is here, or you can use the player below.