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C Lunch Club discussions about all things all BALL related. You want to listen to Hayden, Kennedy, and Ian toss it around because they know their … stuff. And because it is entertaining to watch them smack talk each other when they aren't QUITE on the b


State of Dallas, NBA MVP, NCAA FB
Dec 4, 2019 • 98 min
Right, Dallas is not a state, but it is certainly IN one! The guys start today by talkin’ Dak and debating “candidates” for Dallas’ next head coach (Hayden… your publisher is going on record as saying MICHIGAN IS NOT GOING TO FIRE HARBAUGH.) Next, they…
Callin Foul on Kaepernicks Expectations? Plus Other Odds and Ends
Nov 18, 2019 • 71 min
Hayden and Kennedy weigh in on Colin Kaepernick’s actions of yesterday and today. How and why did we get to this place? And are his current actions and expectations realistic? After a heartfelt review of the Kaepernick case, the boys move to NFL MVP odds.…
All NCAA All Day
Nov 7, 2019 • 100 min
It’s a happy day at the C Lunch Sports Club -NCAA basketball is IN SEASON! But both Kennedy and Hayden manage to momentarily reign in their glee to launch today’s cast with an important football list. Surprised at yesterday’s NCAA college football playoff…
Baker, Kitchens Burning Brownies? Plus NBA Power Rank Reactions
Nov 4, 2019 • 63 min
This week we are treated to a foursome at the lunch table. Browns specialist and club member Eriq Diaz joins Hayden, Kennedy, and Ian, and the result is a super-charged knowledge bowl of football and basketball discussion. The episode starts with an…
NBA Mighty Has Fallen, Plus NFL Tomorrow
Nov 2, 2019 • 98 min
Not just fallen but broken. Kennedy and Hayden discuss what Steph’s injury means for the Warriors, and contemplate a few of the rest of this week’s NBA ups and downs: Will the Harden-Westbrook duo succeed? And ohhhhh the bitter and the sweet ingredients…
NFL Pre Mortem with a Splash of NBA
Oct 28, 2019 • 94 min
Midway through the NFL season, Hayden and Kennedy offer up a frank review of their original and revised picks - where did they go most right and most wrong? And which predictions are still in the percolator? There’s plenty of “yeah you are right” in this…
Way More NBA!
Oct 28, 2019 • 47 min
This is the best of Hayden and Kennedy basking in the glory of NBA season’s early days. Even LeBron’s rocky start isn’t getting Hayden down today. The boys take off on a journey of interesting picks including MVP, Breakout Player, Proposed Rule Change,…
SHOOTING SEASON - Welcome back, NBA!
Oct 25, 2019 • 103 min
While the boys love their football, they are absolutely bursting with joy at the opening of the NBA season! This episode would easily last 24/7 through the first week of the NBA season if life didn’t get in the way. Get Hayden’s and Kennedy’s season…
Cowboys Crunch Continues
Oct 17, 2019 • 115 min
Yall know how this one goes. Another week of triumph for Hayden on his New Orleans high, and another very tough discussion for our own Kennedy Curley, Cowboys fan extraordinaire. After Kennedy endures his lumps, the boys take on the roles of supreme…
California Rules!
Oct 6, 2019 • 98 min
To be more precise, it’s California Senate Bill 206, AKA The Fair Play Act, and it is the first topic of discussion for today’s podcast. Kennedy and Hayden discuss the new law slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2023, then take the discussion to the next level…
You ve Waited Long Enough – Saints VS Cowboys Reviewed
Oct 6, 2019 • 79 min
Finally, the aftershocks have begun to settle. As a new weekend of NFL football descends upon us, the moment you have either dreaded or longed for, but which you certainly knew was inevitable, has arrived. Hayden reacts to redemption-match 2019. You can…
Disappointments, Surprises, America’s Team – NFL Week 3
Sep 23, 2019 • 93 min
A review of week 3 begins with Hayden and Kennedy discussing their biggest disappointments and surprises for the season thus far. Soon the unthinkable - Hayden admits to being wrong! Thankfully, Kennedy steps in to comfort with a universal truth: It isn’t…
Week 2 Review – The Final Catch Up!
Sep 23, 2019 • 83 min
This episode, recorded on September 16th, is last of the catch-up collection. The boys discuss week two, debate and revise their lists, and prepare for week 3. Enjoy the chat and challenges, and before you know it, you will be ready to listen to their…
Breaking Down NFL Week 2
Sep 23, 2019 • 80 min
Another flashback catch-up episode recorded on September 14th, starting with the boys marveling over Carolina’s loss to the Buccaneers. The evolution of predictions is among the most interesting of the lunch club adventures!
Flashback To NCAA Week 1
Sep 23, 2019 • 100 min
Sorry for the delay y’all! It has taken some time to get up and running with a new audio-only format. This podcast was recorded on September 1st, and features Kennedy and Hayden reviewing the first week of college football and anticipating the launch of…
Remembering Josh, Cowboys, and Rookie Contracted QB Rankings
Sep 4, 2019 • 93 min
On the eve of the second anniversary Josh Ochoa’s passing, the boys spend the first few minutes talking about the best friend who is the inspiration for this podcast. Before long the inevitable Cowboy’s discussion/debate ignites– Josh looking down from…
NCAA Football Overrated Underrated and Top 4 Predictions
Aug 30, 2019 • 69 min
Kennedy and Hayden react to, discuss, dissect, and devour the NCAA top 25 ranking with their usual mix of informed opinions and qualified data. Soon we arrive at a list of each of their top 3 overrated and underrated teams. Hayden pushes Kennedy to make a…
Fantasy Football Draft- LIVE C Lunch Style
Aug 26, 2019 • 89 min
Watch the boys, their buds, and their bros execute their fantasy draft while sipping drafts, munchin’ snacks, and talkin’ smack. Guest appearances include multiple former classmates, the younger Klink brother (sporting Razorback swag honoring both Klink…
40 Mil? Boy’s Smokin’ Dak! and Elliott Phone Home
Aug 20, 2019 • 46 min
Kennedy and Hayden enjoy a unique moment of agreement about the Dak Prescott contract issue… they even agree with Jerry Jones. Hayden may be on a questionable sugar high after this lunch, but Cowboys’ #4 is seriously delusional. The boys find agreement…
Brady Extension and NFL Top 100
Aug 20, 2019 • 45 min
After a quick discussion of the uncontroversial Brady contract extension, Kennedy and Hayden launch into an interesting dissection of the NFL players top 100 list. The boys find some similarities from within their own lists, identify some major category…
Big NFL Contracts and a Decade of NBA Champs
Aug 20, 2019 • 87 min
After minimal debate over the mega Michael Thomas contract (Hayden’s cup runneth over), both Hayden and Kennedy mourn Ian’s absence today in their Zeke discussion -Kennedy could use some backup, and Hayden can find only so much joy in beating a solo…
Top 10 Cornerbacks- No Less 2 Mores
Aug 13, 2019 • 66 min
We get a new view in today’s episode as Hayden and Kenney switch sides (literally), and Kennedy finds himself looking great in a brighter light! Hayden’s bias is featured front and center, though his puppy Brees doesn’t much enjoy the lack of access to…
Top 10 QB List Rage Continued
Aug 12, 2019 • 59 min
The boys are back to finish their lists, fully prepared with data-driven supporting arguments. Kennedy takes the shark approach, and Ian brings us up close and personal with his picks, his lunch, his ceiling light, and Hayden’s energy drink habit. It’s…
NBA Duos and Top 10 QBs
Aug 12, 2019 • 46 min
The boys discuss the NBA’s top 3 Duos under the age of 25, while offering up the usual round of jabs at “Bandwagon Klinkhamer”… Bronwagon Klinkamer? Then begins a spirited recital of top 10 quarterback rankings landing Ian and his dog frozen in a…
Top 10 RBs -Ring Bell, This Round’s Begun!
Jul 25, 2019 • 53 min
This being their second straight hour, LUNCH munchin’ is in full swing as Ian rolls through some serious echoing and strobe light special effects on a rare streak of confidence. Ian and Kennedy unite to turn Hayden’s world upside down, and this day in the…
Division Picking’s a Brees
Jul 24, 2019 • 71 min
A Brees for ONE club member, anyway! It’s a rare day around the C Lunch Club “table” when Kennedy takes the job as master stirrer of the pot, but picking NFL division winners makes it so. A discussion so bold it requires a few wardrobe changes, draws a…
Handcuffed Holdout, and Top 10 Receivers
Jul 20, 2019 • 102 min
Football season is coming, Zeke is in the news and looking for a better contract, and the ground is laid for a good ol’ fashioned Cowboys debate. Still, Hayden manages to hold his tongue for nearly ¾ of an hour before he begins stirring the pot. But the…
Rookie Ranking Riot
Jul 20, 2019 • 80 min
Today’s episode features a rookie projection so bold on Hayden’s part that it sends Kennedy storming out of the room – not to return until he has his Dirk security cup safely in hand. The spirited rookie ranking debate comes after reactions to the latest…
NBA Biggest Losers
Jul 12, 2019 • 45 min
Didn’t mean to leave you hanging there in that last episode! This one picks up RIGHT where we left off -with the NBA’s biggest losers… in Hayden’s and Kennedy’s semi-humble opinions.
Free Agency Free Talk - LIVE REACTION
Jul 10, 2019 • 146 min
Yeah that ball is already rollin’… but watching the boys watch it start is a blast! And you’ll come out feeling like you got dunked in hoop knowledge. It’s a rare long one, but it doesn’t disappoint!
2020 NBA East and WEST Conference Predictions
Jul 9, 2019 • 59 min
For starters, yeah… the West looks that much bolder than the East. Watch the boys nail solid predictions (excepting Hayden’s western 8 waffle) as they crunch through lunch, and Hayden’s pup tosses the rope and literally shows Hayden (off screen) what he…
NBA – About Those Awards
Jul 1, 2019 • 67 min
The boys welcome guest host Matt to weigh in on the NBA awards. No argument about Kennedy’s GGP (Greek God of the Paint), but the discussion gets heated around the other awards. In an amazing moment of revelation Hayden digests some logic (in the midst of…
Rumors in the Air
Jun 24, 2019 • 37 min
Kennedy raises some Rockets rumors, and Snackin’ Hayden dives into an analysis of the numbers behind the Rockets reality. With everyone lovin on the Lakers, the pundits ponder putting Pelicans in the playoffs. Kennedy poses the question, “if you were a…
NBA Trending Trades and Franchise Flubs
Jun 24, 2019 • 46 min
Hayden and Kennedy take some time to process the implications of Anthony Davis becoming a Laker… does this move deny LeBron his chance to come from behind (don’t have to ask Jack or the rest of us fans if we care about that -just make the Lakers Magic…
Dakin’ Off After Hours
Jun 17, 2019 • 30 min
Having missed the discussion about the Wentz contract extension, Ian was oblivious to the unplanned Dak Prescott chat that ignited behind his back (in front of the cameras) the other day. Once made aware, he knew he’d better jump out front and defend his…
Decrying the Durant Decision
Jun 17, 2019 • 60 min
Kennedy is so upset he can hardly even manage his screen… And he isn’t even a Durant fan. Listen to Drs Hayden, Ian (he’s back!), and Kennedy discuss signs, symptoms, and long term implications of Achilles injuries. They may not be MDs, or even…
Historic NBA Duos and Free Agent Future Impact… and FINALS!
Jun 10, 2019 • 54 min
Hayden and Kenney discuss the MAGIC of NBA’s most historic duos. Next, in this era of free agency, the boys ponder the 5 teams with the most to gain. Of course we get a discussion of what’s left of the NBA finals… does it end tonight? KD or not KD?? Also…
NBA Final Update, Wentz Extension, and Kyrie, KD, NY, NBA into the Future
Jun 9, 2019 • 33 min
Both Hayden and Kennedy offer interesting takes on potential partnerships between Kyrie and KD in NY, and what that would mean for the NBA. The boys discuss the (too?) BIG Wentz contract extension, which inevitably leads right into an unplanned discussion…
Final Predictions, GGP, and Houston Shuffle
May 30, 2019 • 26 min
Kennedy surprises Hayden with a confident and well thought out step-by-step breakdown prediction of the remainder of the series. Hayden responds with a doubtful (read hopeless) teardown of Kennedy’s breakdown. Next up – all around discussion about NBA’s…
NBA All Teams -Rookie Recap and Veteran Votes… And Tiers (no tissues required)
May 21, 2019 • 56 min
All-Rookie teams are announced-Did the pros get it right?? All NBA teams not yet announced -LET’S VOTE! NBA Tier ranking- it’s HARD to define a superstar. But Hayden and Kennedy slog through the tier rankings from Antetokounmpo to Whiteside, and everyone…
Beyond The Zion Mock Draft - Ian’s Back!
May 19, 2019 • 79 min
That’s right, Ian is back! And he brings some constructive criticism for Hayden… suggesting Hayden drop a fundamental Haydenism. Down to business, the boys take the mock draft wide and deep, discussing the players who are NOT Zion Williamson, and throwing…
American Pick Flippers!
May 15, 2019 • 42 min
No they aren’t picking through the heaps and piles in your garage looking for hidden antique gems. They are “picking up” each remaining NBA player, coach, and team, and examining them from every possible angle. The result may or may not be a flipped…
West Finals, a New Coach K, and Lakers of Tomorrow
May 15, 2019 • 23 min
Underestimated Trail Blazers made it this far… do we think they are they ready for war? Is the outcome KD dependent? What’s next for Ben Simmons? What does (or should) the 76ers loss mean for Brett Brown? Guess who’s ready to step into his shoes… watch…
Debating DeRozan and DeNCAA
Apr 23, 2019 • 44 min
The guys flash back to high school with guest club member Keevron for a down and dirty DeMar DeRozan debate. After a bit of time tossing around imaginary team rankings, they take on the very real issue of NCAA restrictions launched by a discussion of the…
WARRing Over HARD Predictions
Apr 19, 2019 • 101 min
The club goes to WAR over refreshed NBA finals predictions, and make some mature (but HARD) admissions regarding their predictions for MVP. Bonus point when Hayden’s bae gets in a real smack on behalf of the co-hosts and most viewers… but Kennedy loses…
IT’S LUNCHTIME! Final 4; NCAA’s Most Overrated; More Cowboys
Apr 10, 2019 • 68 min
Listen to the boys give both some unique, and some widely-shared insight on the final four games -Then find out how well they predicted the NCAA championship game. From there we get to a discussion about the upcoming recruiting class, followed by…
Who Belongs on the All-NBA Teams; Lovin’ and Hatin’ on LeBron; and Cowboy Talk with Guest
Apr 4, 2019 • 80 min
Bo may know more than diddly, but no one knows LeBron like HAYDEN KNOWS LEBRON! Can he convince Kennedy and Ian, and special guest Jacob Berrier, of LeBron’s rightful position on the All NBA team? Following that escapade, Berrier and Kennedy take on the…
Top 15 NBA Players of all Time
Apr 4, 2019 • 53 min
The guys acknowledge their era-based bias, but go on to demonstrate the vast depths of their combined basketball knowledge by reaching back in the history books to nod at the GOTs of generations passed. They support their picks with stats, data, passion,…
WE ARE HERE FOR JOSH!
Apr 4, 2019 • 51 min
Learn where the guys get their motivation for C Lunch, and some details about their ongoing inspiration and the upcoming fundraising event! Mark your calendar for June 15th! In the meantime, Kennedy Hosts, while Hayden EDUCATES (and infuriates) the team…
All Kinds of Ball Related Goodies
Mar 31, 2019 • 79 min
March Madness; what up with Big Baller Brand scammin’ it’s star son; OKC takin’ a dive; and farewell Gronk. So much going on in the ball business and on the court- no worries, Hayden and Kennedy will catch you up on the down low!
Ball Banter
Mar 30, 2019 • 66 min
A little bit of final four from Mr North Carolina, some NBA trade talk, and NFL predictions … including (predictably) some Cowboys and Saints trash talkin’ between all 3 members of C Lunch club. Don’t miss the chance the chance to say you heard it here…
NFL - let’s talk trades and draft
Mar 27, 2019 • 69 min
A whole lot of Hayden and Ian, and a bit of Kennedy, weighing in on Foles, Bortles, Bosa, Haskins, and oh so much more. Trade discussions and draft predictions. Get ‘em here, or get ‘em wrong! OK so they aren’t ALWAYS right… but they are always confident,…
NBA predictions
Mar 27, 2019 • 79 min
Hayden, Ian, and Kennedy make a collective decision (yeah right!) about the likely outcome at each turn of the road for the remainder of the NBA season through the playoffs. Will they agree on the ultimate outcome? A unanimous vote for Golden State…