Category Archives: Ransom Cozzillio

The Wooder Cooler Is Two Years Old! (Belated)

2Yes, it’s been two years of The Wooder Cooler clogging up your Facebook and Twitter feeds and no one has fought me over it yet so I’ll take that as a good sign. I’d like to thank the people who comment on our posts, listen to our podcast, and make us a regular part of your day to day. You guys are the best (and I’ll probably hug you).

This site has taken some major strides in our second year…we did some work with an ESPN affiliate, both myself and Ray have begun putting our sports writing on CBSPhilly.com, and we’re doing Around the Cooler from a professional radio studio. It’s been wild and exhausting and endlessly enjoyable.

I’ve also fooled around with some things this year whether it be guest writers or podcast segments and anything in between. Like all experiments, some flopped and some were a great success. So while the site hasn’t gone through many major changes in the last few months and I want it to be clear that I’m by no means satisfied with where we are. There’s always a way to get better and I’m open to any avenue that allows us to do that so expect bolder moves over the next year. #TogetherWeBuild

-Vince

Around the Cooler 6/22/14: Stress Fracture

M-RR-Nickelback-480i60_480x270Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Are the Eagles a better roster than last season
  • We have our first real guest on the show to talk Sixers!
  • The World Cup and Ryan Howard’s interest in Nickelback.

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Around the Cooler 6/8/14: African American Studies

McCantsHere’s what we’re talking about:

  • Rashad McCants and educating college athletes
  • The Phillies draft, Ken Giles, and the basement of the MLB
  • A Fan Question, the Cup, the NBA Finals, and team dynamics.

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Around the Cooler 6/1/14: Little League All-Stars

EA SportsHere’s what we’re talking about:

  • Ben Revere hit his first home run! We reflect on our little league experiences
  • Ransom stops by to talk the 10th pick and some draft rumors
  • We talk about our favorite EA sports games following the $40 million settlement

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Sterling sells, Clippers fetch record $2B price

 

 

ballmerThe Los Angeles Clipper have been sold for a record-breaking $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelley Sterling, Donald Sterling’s wife, approved the league-demanded sale late Thursday night as sole trustee of the Sterling Family Trust after Donald Sterling was ruled mentally incapacitated by medical experts.

Per ESPN:

Shelly Sterling became the sole trustee of the Sterling family trust very recently, sources told Shelburne and ESPN’s Darren Rovell, when husband Donald Sterling, the Clippers’ controlling owner, was found by experts to be mentally incapacitated. The rules of the trust did not require a court hearing first to declare Donald Sterling, 80, incapacitated. That allowed Shelly Sterling to negotiate directly with Ballmer and the NBA to sell the team.

The finalization of the sale is now pending league approval and rests upon a 3/4ths confirming vote by the 29 other team owners. A passing vote is expected in the coming weeks, or sooner. Don’t be surprised, however, if the actual ownership transfer takes considerably longer, as many close to the situation still fear it could.

Though this sale is certainly being hailed as a windfall victory for the league; both monetarily and in further divesting itself of Sterling’s shadow, the ordeal is likely far from over. Prior to the mental health decision and sale, Sterling vowed publicly to fight the NBA “to the bloody end” over control of the Clippers, no matter how long it took. It seems dangerously optimistic to assume that mindset has changed in light of the sale.

Our thoughts on Mr. Sterling here at The Cooler have been well documented; both in audio and text (and we encourage you strongly to check those out if you haven’t already).

Keep your browsers tuned to The Wooder Cooler for news and takes as this story develops.

Around the Cooler 4/30/14: Sterling Not So Sharp

You could say Magic might have a...trick up his sleeve

You could say Magic might have a…trick up his sleeve

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Adam Silver’s ruling sets a dangerous new precedent
  • The strange racial inconsistencies of Sterling’s tenure
  • The warts of other NBA owners
  • A Magic Johnson conspiracy theory! (Not as crazy as you’d think!)

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Around the Cooler 3/20/14: Locker Room Politics

rollins200517 Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • The curious cases of DeSean Jackson and Jimmy Rollins (0:00)
  • The Flyers are heating up! How does their next week look? (22:00)
  • March Madness, draft prospects, and the importance of winning (29:30)
  • The viability of two sport athletes in today’s game (39:00)

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NCAA Tourney Challenge!

FinalFourHey everyone!

You know that thing that you degenerately gamble on every year? Do it with us! For free!

We’re running a bracket challenge on ESPN and would like to compete against anyone interested (maybe for a prize? I’m working on it). If you’re interested in joining us, write a message on our facebook page or tweet at us and we’ll get you the info! Also, trash talk is strongly encouraged!

Thanks and good luck screw your crappy bracket.

 

-The Wooder Cooler

 

Around the Cooler 11/24/13: Trading for the Worse

Here’s what we’re talking about:

Photo Courtesy of Philly.com

Photo Courtesy of Philly.com

  • Who is this team and what are some trade options available? (0:00)
  • Prospect watch! Is Wiggins still on top? (13:24)

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Around the Cooler 10/24/13: Started from the Bottom We’re Still Here

Here’s what we’re talking about:
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  • Ray Boyd gets his first crack at the podcast!
  • The NBA GMs survey was released. Just how were the Sixers involved?
  • Nerlens Noel and Arnett Moultrie out for the year. Ouch? (5:45)
  • J-Rich is out too and he looks like this —–>
  • Will the Sixers win 18 games this year? (14:02)
  • The Sixers are below the salary floor! (19:25)
  • Who are some possible pleasant surprises on the squad? (21:10)

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