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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

This Celtics Power Rankings Roundtable segment features Jonathan Levy alongside Matt and Jon Ignal. Where do Isaiah and Al Horford rank after an up-and-down week? What about Jaylen Brown? Download the free Seatgeek app and use the promo code CELTSNEWS to receive $20. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Friday, 03 March 2017 16:45

Ten Burning Boston Celtics Questions

This roundtable podcast features a rapid-fire question and answer session with Matt Ignal, Zaire, Evan Valenti, and Jonathan Ignal. Covered is everything from the King in the Fourth to Jahlil Okafor's defense. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

This episode is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use the promo code "CELTSNEWS" to get $20 back after your first purchase.

This Game Theory episode features Danny Leroux and Sam Vecenie talking about recent NBA injuries. First, they chat quickly about Kevin Durant, then pretty extensively about Kyle Lowry. Finally, they chat about Joel Embiid's injury and what it means for the Sixers going forward.  Then, Sam brings on Reags from over at Barstool, where they chat about the difficulty of going on TV and the New York Knicks disaster. Then, we chat about how ridiculous it is to think any normal human could average two points per game in the NBA if guaranteed 15 minutes per game. Do they even think Terrell Owens, future Hall of Fame football player and former college basketball player, could do it? They then chat about the best gambling season of the year -- college basketball tournament season -- then finish up with our answers for what the greatest what-if is in the last 20 years of college basketball.  This episode is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use the promo code "GAMETHEORY" to get $20 back after your first purchase. You can follow Danny at @DannyLeroux and Reags at @BarstoolReags.

Evan Valenti, Zaire, and Matt and Jon Ignal discuss the keys to the Celtics HUGE victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Jonathan Ignal alongside Evan Valenti, Zaire, and Matt Ignal break down the Eastern Conference pecking order post trade deadline, and speculate how much of a factor LeBron James is in the Celtics decision-making. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this Game Theory podcast, Sam chats with Andy Bottoms of Assembly Call, who over the last five years has statistically been rated as the top bracketologist in his field. Within this discussion, they chat about No. 1 seeds, how weak the bubble is, the Wichita State conundrum, and then we break down all of the bubble. How safe should teams like VCU, Providence, Arkansas, Seton Hall, and Marquette feel? How can Wake Forest, Illinois, TCU, and Kansas State work their way into the field? They really get into the nitty gritty of teams' resumes, and how they're all just a jumbled mess right now. Finally, Sam makes Andy answer the question that matters above all others in college basketball this season: IS DUKE BACK? This episode is sponsored by SeatGeek, where you can get a $20 rebate by using the promo code "GAMETHEORY". You can follow Andy's work at AssemblyCall.com, and follow him on Twitter at @AndyBottoms.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:35

What Happened to the Celtics Offense?


Zaire and Evan Valenti alongside Matt and Jon Ignal discuss Al Horford's and Jae Crowder's recent struggles, Isaiah Thomas' nightmare game. Plus, we squeeze in some UCLA's Lonzo Ball talk. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Monday, 27 February 2017 17:55

How did BYU Topple Undefeated Gonzaga?

In this Game Theory podcast, Raphielle Johnson and Sam chat about a wild weekend in college basketball, where Gonzaga suffered its first loss of the season, UCLA picked up a huge win over Arizona, and Kentucky took control of the SEC with a win over Florida.  You can follow Raph at @raphiellej on Twitter, and read his work at FanRag Sports.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:44

Celtics Hold on to War Chest at Trade Deadline

Matt and Jonathan Ignal break down the major implications of Boston failing to make a deal for Jimmy Butler and Paul George, as well as not picking up any minor pieces to assist with the playoff run. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:35

Should Indiana Fire Tom Crean?

In this episode of Game Theory podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Alex Bozich of Inside The Hall about the state of Indiana Basketball. What issues have befallen the program at this point? How did OG Anunoby's injury affect the team? But most importantly, what should be the fate of Tom Crean? Should he be retained as head coach? Has he lost the fanbase? What are some of his persistent issues as the school's coach? Have the positives outweighed the negatives enough to where he should get another season? And if he does get another season, how exactly should that be handled by the administration? Thanks to Alex for coming on, and you can follow his work at @insidethehall on Twitter, and at insidethehall.com online.

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