Travel day for TBJ today, so posting will be pretty light. We’ll still have a live episode of The Fix at 11am ET, but there won’t be much besides that until tomorrow.
However, once we get ourselves situated in Houston, you can keep it locked on TBJ for some audio shows, some videos, some predictions, some random posts and who knows what else we can find. Basically just a whole bunch of All-Star stuff throughout the weekend.
Normal posting resumes next Wednesday, but we’ll be pumping stuff out all weekend, so update your bookmarks and limber up your refresh finger. It’s going to be great.
What’s up with the new set/studio?
As you may have heard, The Score was split into two entities this fall. One company, The Score TV, was purchased by Rogers Communications, a Canadian media conglomerate. The other, The Score Inc., was spun out into a new digital company. The Basketball Jones is part of this new company.
This is good news as it means that The Jones team stays intact and we can keep bringing you the high quality show and blog you’ve come to expect. Unfortunately, it also means that the studio we recorded in last year is no longer available to us as it’s part of The Score TV.
The studio we’re currently recording in is temporary for the next few months until The Score Inc. moves into its offices and we have a dedicated studio.
That being said, there are advantages to this new way of recording the show. It’s a more intimate setup, all TBJ members are on mic (which allows Trey and Leigh to be a bigger part of the show), and there are fewer technical hoops to jump through to execute new ideas. We think this new setup will allow “The Fix” to be more spontaneous, more fun, and more unpredictable.
Yes, change sucks, but give this new look a bit of time and we’re sure you’ll be as optimistic and excited about it as we are.
Summer’s almost over, you guys. It’s time for us all to buy our Trapper Keepers and Lisa Frank folders and start getting ready to go back to school. I heard Miss Peterson is pretty tough, but supposedly fun. Fifth grade is going to be AWESOME.
But before we can get started with long division and memorizing the states in order, we need some chill time. Ergo, things are going to be slow around these parts until Tuesday. You’ll get a brand spanking new episode of The [BLANK] Jones later today and maybe something special tomorrow, but not a ton of stuff. It’s the middle of August though — you won’t be missing much.
Tuesday brings the return of regular posting and so many laughs. Until then, keep it cool and don’t tell Kerin I told you I think she’s cute.
I’ve been living in Canada for less than a year, so I’m still getting a hang of all the nuances to residence in a super chill country. One of those things is a day like today, where something so transparent that it is literally called Civic Holiday exists solely as a reason for a long weekend. In the spirit of every Illinois kid’s favorite made-up holiday, Casimir Pulaski Day, it’s totally fine with me.
As such, things are going to be slow around these parts today. We’ll still have some posts trickle out — and we’re recording a podcast after Team USA’s game tonight — but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for our regularly scheduled blogging.
In the meantime, enjoy this clip of Patty Mills hitting a buzzer-beating three to beat Russia, who were leading their preliminary group. It’s the best Civic Holiday present Leigh could ever hope for and I’m sure you’ll like it too.