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On The Ball with Ric Bucher

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On The Ball with Ric Bucher

Ric Bucher, NBA insider and Fox Sports NBA analyst

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A weekly sports podcast with inside information and perspective from veteran NBA insider and Fox Sports analyst Ric Bucher, along with NBA players, coaches, executives and media as occasional guests Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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He’s the host of the fastest paced and frenetic show on TV. Andrew Siciliano has guided the NFL Sunday Ticket Red Zone on DirecTV since it’s debut in 2005. And it’s been a smashing success galvanizing and gluing die-hard NFL fans to watch, sometimes for 7 hours straight. And that’s what Siciliano does along with hosting a five day week show on the …
 
Ric shares thoughts from executives, coaches and scouts on which team in the Western Conference could rise up by season's end and upend the current expectation that the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns will meet in the conference finals. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
There have been some unique sports analysts over time. John Madden, Al McGuire, John McEnroe, Walt Frazier, etc. But few have offered the enthusiasm and catch phrases like Chicago Bulls TV analyst Stacey King. “Gimme the hot sauce” and “sriracha” come to mind along with “Too big, too strong, too fast, too good” to describe the exploits of Derrick R…
 
There have been some unique sports analysts over time. John Madden, Al McGuire, John McEnroe, Walt Frazier, etc. But few have offered the enthusiasm and catch phrases like Chicago Bulls TV analyst Stacey King. “Gimme the hot sauce” and “sriracha” come to mind along with “Too big, too strong, too fast, too good” to describe the exploits of Derrick R…
 
Ric discusses the half-dozen players, unhappy for one reason or another, who have chosen not to play this season and recognizes the one who has decided to play despite his circumstances -- Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ricky Rubio. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor…
 
Gary Fencik is part of arguably the greatest team in NFL history. The 1985 Bears were celebrated for not only going 18 and 1 and wiping out three opponents in the playoffs to win their only Super Bowl but also for their incredible personality. The team included Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and William “The Refrigerator” Perry. It was a gregarious if …
 
Gary Fencik is part of arguably the greatest team in NFL history. The 1985 Bears were celebrated for not only going 18 and 1 and wiping out three opponents in the playoffs to win their only Super Bowl but also for their incredible personality. The team included Walter Payton, Jim McMahon and William “The Refrigerator” Perry. It was a gregarious if …
 
He’s the host of the fastest paced and frenetic show on TV. Andrew Siciliano has guided the NFL Sunday Ticket Red Zone on DirecTV since it’s debut in 2005. And it’s been a smashing success galvanizing and gluing die-hard NFL fans to watch, sometimes for 7 hours straight. And that’s what Siciliano does along with hosting a five day week show on the …
 
Ric breaks down the circumstances that led to Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris exchanging blows in the Nuggets' 113-96 win that resulted in Jokic receiving a one-game suspension and Morris being fined $50,000. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy …
 
He’s not just a popular sportscaster, he’s an entrepreneur. Lou Canellis has been part of Chicago’s media scene for over 35 years gaining national recognition for his coverage of Michael Jordan and the Bulls. He was the very first voice on ESPN radio (yes the very first voice with sports updates back in the early 90s.) Canellis has sampled just abo…
 
He’s not just a popular sportscaster, he’s an entrepreneur. Lou Canellis has been part of Chicago’s media scene for over 35 years gaining national recognition for his coverage of Michael Jordan and the Bulls. He was the very first voice on ESPN radio (yes the very first voice with sports updates back in the early 90s.) Canellis has sampled just abo…
 
Ric discusses ESPN's investigative story accusing Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver of misogyny and racism, the possible rise in the mid-range game's value and the Lakers' latest loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Ric discusses Marcus Smart's comments after the Boston Celtics' meltdown loss to the Chicago Bulls, specifically his comment that stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown "don't want to pass the ball," and what it all means for the Celtics' prospects this season. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for …
 
Ric discusses Marcus Smart's comments after the Boston Celtics' meltdown in losing to the Chicago Bulls, specifically his assertion that team stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown "don't want to pass the ball," and what it all means for the Celtics' prospects this season. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/…
 
Ric discusses the new rules interpretation by NBA referees this season that has resulted in some of the league's top scorers shooting fewer free throws and averaging fewer points -- while others are actually flourishing. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Nearly 37 years and counting. That’s how long John Paxson has been with the Chicago Bulls in a variety of roles. He was part of three championship teams as a player and also hit a game winning shot to secure the third title. He also served as an assistant coach, radio analyst, general manager and team vice president. He helped rebuild a Bulls franc…
 
Nearly 37 years and counting. That’s how long John Paxson has been with the Chicago Bulls in a variety of roles. He was part of three championship teams as a player and also hit a game winning shot to secure the third title. He also served as an assistant coach, radio analyst, general manager and team vice president. Paxson is one of the most open …
 
He was the soundtrack of the NHL just like Marv Albert was for the NBA. Mike “Doc” Emrick spent nearly 50 years honing his craft but as the national voice of the NHL was revered for his unique approach which included a vocabulary the size of a dictionary. He once used 150 catch phrases to describe an Olympic game! And to think, this Indiana native …
 
Ric discusses the source of the blow-up between Lakers' big men Dwight Howard and Anthony Davis, as well as the one potential flaw he sees in his choice of the Phoenix Suns repeating as Western Conference champions. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
He was the soundtrack of the NHL just like Marv Albert was for the NBA. Mike “Doc” Emrick spent nearly 50 years honing his craft but as the national voice of the NHL was revered for his unique approach which included a vocabulary the size of a dictionary. Get ready to hear the full conversation with one of the greatest play by play announcers to ev…
 
Ric discusses with Burton Chawla, NBA "connector" and head of sports for Lineage Digital, the making of Vince Carter's documentary, "Legacy," as well as the Ben Simmons' predicament in Philadelphia and potential solutions. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Ric discusses the making of Vince Carter's documentary, "Legacy," with NBA connector and Lineage Digital executive Burton Chawla, along with who is to blame for the Ben Simmons' predicament in Philadelphia and potential solutions. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat…
 
He just competed play by play of his home town Chicago Whitesox in the American League playoffs. Time off? Not a chance. Adam Amin has the NFL and the Chicago Bulls on his schedule and there’s plenty more. In part two of our interview Amin delves into how a 23 year old got the call from ESPN to work full time. But the story about his family is fasc…
 
He just competed play by play of his home town Chicago Whitesox in the American League playoffs. Time off? Not a chance. Adam Amin has the NFL and the Chicago Bulls on his schedule and there’s plenty more. Get ready for part II of "Tell Me a Story I Don't Know" with Adam Amin coming up. “Tell me a story I don’t know” is proudly sponsored by Rahl Je…
 
Ric discusses Zaire Wade, son of former NBA star Dwyane Wade, signing with the Salt Lake City Stars, the G League affiliate for the Utah Jazz, a team in which his father has an ownership stake. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bucher-and-friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
He’s part of a new breed of broadcasters and one of the best of them. Adam Amin already has done in his mid 30s what many play by play guys would dream of…NBA, NFL, MLB, college sports and even Nathan’s hot dog eating contest! And in 2020 was named the TV voice of the Chicago Bulls…not a bad gig when you live just minutes away. What Amin really wan…
 
He’s part of a new breed of broadcasters and one of the best of them. Adam Amin already has done in his mid 30s what many play by play guys would dream of…NBA, NFL, MLB, college sports and even Nathan’s hot dog eating contest! And in 2020 was named the TV voice of the Chicago Bulls. Get ready to hear the full part I conversation with Adam and his f…
 
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