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People don't know or forgot how much race played a factor in the Celtics - Lakers Rivalry in the 80's. What is even more interesting is how much racism affected the African American players on both teams, against each other!


Nobody knows these facts better than the players who were on the court during that epic 7 game series in 1984 and 85. Two NBA Legends, and pivotal contributors to their respective teams, Michael Cooper & Cedric Maxwell, tell stories you'll never forget (and def never heard.


The best part is, Ty an I just leave Max and Coop to BS on the phone, recorded it (with their permission, of course) and uploaded it. The hatred between the C's and Showtime was well known through out sports and pop culture back in the 80s.  The hatred didn't stop with Cooper or Cornbread either. 


Today's phone conversation podcast is the first time since 1985 that these two iconic players last spoke. Oh yea, the hate was real. So, usually we are sipping vodka martinis but today, this is a coffee type conversation and you get to be a fly on the wall for it. 





Direct download: BNE-MAX11.mp3
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The virtual lounge is open and Ty and Nick are previewing Martin Scorsese's new mobster flick "The Irishman." The movie examines the rise and fall of gangster Frank Sheeran who claimed to have killed Teamsters Union Boss Jimmy Hoffman in 1975.  Sheeran worked for the Bufalino crime family out of Pittston, Pennsylvania. It so happens Nick is from Pittston, PA. and knows the Sheeran story having met the mobster and walked many of the same streets.  This is an in-depth look at the movie only heard here on Beats & Eats.  "The Irishman" starring Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa, and Joe Pesci as Russell Bufalino hits theatres on November 27th.  To follow Nick on Twitter @clns_nick, Ty @coug88, and Beats & Eats @beatneats.

Direct download: The_Irishman.mp3
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The virtual lounge is open and the sounds of synthwave fill the air.  Ty continues his discovery of the 80's influenced music genre and is joined by singer/songwriter Michael Oakley.  The two discuss Oakley's latest record "Introspect", an album that tells the story of his journey from piano bar player in Glasgow to becoming one of the hot artists in synthwave.  Ty and Michael breakdown the record as well as talk about the musicians and songs that influenced Oakley's style.  You don't have to know synthwave to enjoy this edition of Beats and Eats. If you are a music lover, grab a chair, pour a pint, and listen to a lively discussion about 70's and 80's music history.  To learn more about Michael check him out on @MichaelOakleySW or on Facebook  You can get Michael's new record "Introspect" at  You can also Tweet Ty @coug88.

Direct download: Michael_Oakley_Introspect.mp3
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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside to hear a discussion about the 2020 presidential campaign with long-time Democratic strategist Bob Shrum.  Shrum has spent more than 5 decades in politics.  He worked on the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Al Gore, and Ted Kennedy. He provides incredible insight into Trump's recent response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.  Plus Nick and Ty ask Bob who he feels would be the strongest candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020.  It's a timely conversation that's a must for the political junkie.  To engage Ty on Twitter you can do so @coug88 and Nick is @clsn_nick.  

Direct download: Bob_Shrum.mp3
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The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside for a discussion with songwriter/performer Ollie Wride.  Ollie's new album "Thanks In Advance" is a combination of synth-pop and art-rock.  Ollie is mostly known as the frontman and songwriter for San Francisco based FM-84.  Ollie has become of the more influential artists of the “retro-wave” genre.  Ty and Ollie talk about his young days in Los Angeles as a songwriter, his influences, and his upcoming plans for the new record and FM-84.  This episode is a must for fans of Ollie and synth wave. For more information on Ollie you can follow him on Twitter @olliewride and for more information on his new album "Thanks In Advance" go to  

Direct download: Ollie_Wride.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

The virtual lounge is open so grab and stool and sit alongside Ty Ray, Nick Gelso, and legendary sporstwriter Bob Ryan.  The three look back on the American Basketball Association and its impact on today's NBA.  Plus, Ryan reflects on his days covering the golden days of the Boston Celtics in the 60's and 70's.  If you are a hoops junkie this episode of Beats and Eats is not to be missed!  Discuss the episode on Twitter with Ty @coug88 and Nick @clns_nick.

Direct download: Bob_Ryan_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

The virtual lounge is open and you're welcome inside to talk all things Queen with Nick Gelso and Ty Ray.  On today's episode, the duo discusses how the music group has taken over American pop culture.  Plus, Nick explains how he really really hates the new Star Is Born.  There's a special offer for Beats & East subscribers.  Get 50 percent off your first month if you subscribe to Care OF vitamins and supplements.  Go and enter promo code Beats50 today.

Direct download: Ty.mp3
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