The Basketball Jones FAQ

When does the daily podcast return?
“The Fix” returns January 3rd, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. (EST/UTC -5). As always, Tas and Skeets will discuss the major games and story lines from the night before, with a mix of in-depth analysis and irreverent humor. “The Fix” will run Monday to Thursday, recorded and broadcasted live on The Score’s website.

Hold on, hold on. It’s live?
Yes.

What do you mean?
We take pride in adding a new twist to The Jones with each new season, be it making the leap from weekly to daily, audio to video, or a condo game room to a full-blown studio, we like to keep shit fresh. So this year, we’ll be recording “The Fix” live — at 10:30 a.m. EST — with an entire production crew. That’s right, not only will you get to see every inevitable fuck-up as it happens, but you’ll be able to tweet it in real-time with the #TBJ community.

But what if I can’t watch “The Fix” live? Will it be posted online after?
Of course. We’ll embed the entire show on our blog using YouTube’s video player this year (you can subscribe on YouTube here), as well as have it available in both of our iTunes feeds (audio and video).

Are you still doing “The Overdose?”
Yes. Similar to last year, Skeets, Tas and Trey will record the hour-long, audio-only podcast on Fridays. We’ll discuss the week’s biggest stories, talk to a cast of NBA writers and bloggers, answer some of your mailbag questions, and generally just have a grand ol’ time. It’ll be posted around 1 p.m. EST.

Is it true The Jones are hosting “Court Surfing” on The Score this year?
Absolutely. This only applies to Canadians, but, yes, Skeets and Tas will guide viewers through the most exciting NBA games of the night on The Score television network. Check out the entire “Court Surfing” schedule here.

And what can we expect from the TBJ blog in 2012?
With Trey Kerby running the show? Laughs, bro. Lots and lots of laughs. But we’re also very excited to unleash a brand new cast of TBJ contributors, which includes, in no particular order: comedian Chris Gethard (with general NBA commentary), Sham Sports’ Mark Deeks (with transaction analysis and trend examinations), 48 Minutes of Hell’s Graydon Gordian (with Xs and Os talk and media commentary), Dennis Velasco (with fantasy basketball insight), Scott Carefoot (with immediate news reaction pieces), and Andrew Unterbeger (with long form pop culture posts). Can you say “Murderers Row” or what? Hot damn!

What’s the name of that song you play before the show/during the intro/during the break/at the end?
We get all of our tracks from either APM or Jingle Punks. Both are music services used by The Score. These services are mainly comprised of songs which are created by composers who are trying to emulate a certain type of music, which means they are not produced by actual bands. These are the tracks that you guys ask about:

  • Theme Song: “Bones Attack” by the Meligrove Band.
  • End Song: “Love Letter” by the Easy Access Orchestra.
  • Bumper: “New New Hotness” (“We’ve been doing work since Ernie and Bert…”) by V!RTU.
  • Bumper: “Those Feelings” (“You’re still giving me those feelings…”) by Fiasco (NSFW).
  • Bumper: “Divy Up” (“One for the money…”) by Messiaz. This is a fake band on jinglepunks.com.
  • Stepping on the Beach: “Dirty Talk” from APM.
  • Pre-Show Songs: All of these come from APM.
  • Trivia Time Music: “Mambo Jive” from APM.

Anything else I should know about?
That we love you. Seriously. We appreciate the privilege of writing and talking about the NBA for a living and realize that without your support, we just simply wouldn’t be. Thanks for all of the clicks, comments, retweets and Facebook messages. Respect.