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Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal is the staff writer for The Game Theory Podcast w/ Sam Vecenie and a Roundtable panelist on the Boston Celtics Newsfeed on CLNS Radio.  Subscribe to Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes and Stitcher.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattignal

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 15:35

Celtics Season Awards: MVP, DPOY, and ROY

t's the Celtics Roundtable awards show! In part one, we discuss conventional categories: like where Isaiah belongs in the MVP race, the most impactful defenders, plus Jaylen Brown and Ante Zizic.

Monday, 10 April 2017 13:56

The Best Transfers in College Basketball

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Raphielle Johnson of FanRag Sports about the so-called "transfer epidemic," the most infuriating topic in college sports.  First though, they chat about the national title game briefly, and how they struggle to connect at all with this North Carolina championship team. Then, they get into transfers, and how ridiculous it is to call out the idea of student-athlete transfers as a bad thing. Then, they chat about the best transfers on the market, including Dedric and K.J. Lawson, Cam Johnson, Carlton Bragg, Chase Jeter, Marcus Evans, and others. Within that, they talk about some of the more problematic program situations in the country, including Pittsburgh, Memphis, and potentially Connecticut.  Finally, they bring it full circle and chat a bit more about how people are really getting enraged about like 25 significant difference-makers changing teams.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 13:03

Playoff LeBron Destroys Celtics Yet Again

In the latest Roundtable, Evan Valenti and Zaire along with Matt Ignal discuss whether the terrible loss to the Cavs should have the Celtics concerned about the playoffs. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this roundtable segment, Evan Valenti along with Matt and Jon Ignal see if they can think of ways to boost the second-unit offense. Should Jaylen start? What to make of Ford and Pelton's rookie rankings? Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:56

Isaiah Thomas Claims Celtics 3-Point Record

In this roundtable segment, Zaire, Evan Valenti, and Matt Ignal break down the Celtics loss to the Bucks and reflect on Isaiah Thomas' historic season. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this roundtable podcast, Matt and Jon Ignal alongside Jonathan Levy continue asking Celtics-related questions covering a variety of topics. Use the promo code "CELTSNEWS" on your first SeatGeek purchase for a $20 rebate. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this Game Theory podcast, good friend of the program Jeff Eisenberg stops by to discuss two topics: First, they chat about the Final Four, and start with Gonzaga. Jeff wrote an awesome story over at Yahoo Sports about the road Gonzaga has taken over the last 30 years to get to this Final Four, and they talk about that as well as some other interesting nuggets about the Zags. Second, they chat about Oregon, and about just how they have gotten to this point.  In the second half of the show, Jeff and Sam discuss how they'll be voting for Player of the Year this campaign. Jeff has a Wooden Award vote, and Sam has a Naismith vote, so you can hear how two voters basically went about making their decisions in terms of their vote for player of the year. They also chat briefly about coach of the year, and what factors go into voting the best coach in all of college basketball, an admittedly ridiculous and futile exercise for writers to undertake.  Our sponsors today are MyBookie.ag, where you can get a 50% first time deposit bonus by using the promo code "THEORY", and SeatGeek, where you can get a $20 rebate by using the promo code "GAMETHEORY" in the settings tab. You can follow Sam over at @Sam_Vecenie, and follow Jeff over at @JeffEisenberg.

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In this Roundtable segment, Jonathan Levy along with Matt and Jon Ignal have a Q-and-A session where they discuss a variety of topics following the Celtics victory over the Heat. Use the promo code "CELTSNEWS" on SeatGeek for a $20 rebate, and follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Aaron Torres over at Fox Sports about the Final Four being set, as well as some coaching news. They start with the wild North Carolina win over Kentucky where Luke Maye became the stuff of legends in Chapel Hill. Also, they talk about how Roy Williams has done a great job coaching this team, and how remarkable their development has been throughout the season. Game Theory sponsors today are MyBookie.ag, where you can get a 50% first time deposit bonus by using the promo code "THEORY", and SeatGeek, where you can get a $20 rebate by using the promo code "GAMETHEORY" in the settings tab. You can follow Sam over at @Sam_Vecenie, and follow Aaron over at @Aaron_Torres.

In this Roundtable segment, Evan Valenti alongside Matt and Jon Ignal discuss Paul George trade speculation, Marcus Smart posting up, and the PB&J craze. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

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