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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 299: Best sports week ever, NBA Finals thoughts + author Seth Emerson

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means: An all new episode of the Aaron Torres Podcast! Aaron explains why this is the best sports week of our lifetime, before taking a deep dive into the NBA, and why you need be rooting for the Heat in these NBA Finals. Then he discusses the best “hot takes” from the weekend, and later, is joined by author Seth Emerson. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Best sports week ever + the Miami Heat: Aaron opens the show by explaining why this is literally the best sport week of our lives, with the NBA Finals, MLB Playoffs and Stanley Cup overlapping with the NFL and college football regular season (5:00). He then transitions to the Finals and explains why the Miami Heat are the team everyone should be rooting for, with a bunch of players like Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro, who have all overcome crazy adversity in their lives (11:00). Also, despite all his success, is Pat RIley somehow still underrated historically (21:30). Finally, he wraps with a new segment “Hot Take Tuesday” where he reacts to fans’ hottest takes from college football on Saturday (29:30).

Author Seth Emerson joins the show: Next up, Aaron is joined by author Seth Emerson to discuss his new book “Attack the Day” about Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs. Emerson takes listeners behind the scenes of Mark Richt’s final days on the job, and why Georgia believed it had to make a move to bring home Smart. He then discusses the excitement of winning big, but also the disappointment of losing so many big games in recent years. Finally, as Georgia gets set for Auburn this weekend, what are Dawgs fans opinions of Smart heading into his fifth season right now, and how long does he have until a national title is expected?

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Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”