Episode 56: Channing Frye and Kenny Beecham


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It’s a double shot of awesome on the Old Man and the Three as JJ and Tommy welcome in two special guests. Leading things off is former NBA player and current winemaker and connoisseur Channing Frye, who joins the guys for another spectacular EAT PRAY DUNK segment. They take deep dives into wine, NBA “connectors”, retirement, his podcast, and more. Then the show switches gears for the Top 5/Draft by welcoming in the NBA’s #1 fan, YouTube legend, host of the "Called Game" podcast, and House of Highlights star Kenny Beecham. He touches on how his YouTube stardom all began, what it’s been like being a Bulls fan the last 20 years, the NBA ‘play-in’ games, and much more. Then they roll into the draft, which is: "The Top 5 fictional offices you’d like to work in”.


Channing Frye

The guys talk about how each of their respective podcasts have outlasted many and are still going strong

JJ and Channing discuss the disgust of hearing their own voices

Channing does a deep dive into his own wine company and how it all started

How a big part of enjoying wine is the story behind the bottle

The surprise behind meeting all of these winemakers is how much they love hoops

Channing discusses how he came upon the rabbit hole of wine and how it really started when he went to the Cavs

How wine is a great connector among friends and teammates

JJ and Channing break down how important connectors are on teams and call out a few standouts

Is being a connector for a team exhausting

How quickly did retirement for him become normal and how long did the transition take

On the importance of a structured day for someone facing retirement

Channing’s favorite random restaurant that he can’t miss

Kenny Beecham

How it all got started for him

When did his career in media take the proverbial leap to the next level

What makes the YouTube community so unique

How he became an NBA fan

On the misery of being a Bulls fan for the last 20 years

How JJ almost landed on the bulls

How he became such a great interviewer

On an average day, how much NBA does he watch

Has it been weird to watch the NBA as a fan this year

Are the play-in games worth it for the overall product

Who are the players that he watches the most

On who should win the MVP this year

If there was anything he could change about the NBA, what would it be

TOP 5/Draft: Top 5 fictional offices to work in

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