The Voice of the Nation Podcast with Andrew Rafner (varsityoptimism) and David Brickley (DBricks) will guide you through the capillaries and ventricles of the Lakers Nation.

Andrew coaxes David out of his hole after his Chargers lose their opening game to talk about Andrew Bynum’s KLAC appearance, connect with the people on their first call-in segment and discuss the ones that got away.

Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)

Dennis Driscoll – He’s in Love with You

Okkervil River – Pop Lie

Poney Express – Des Kilometres au Fusain

Another Sunny Day – What’s Happened to You, My Dearest Friend?

Paul Baribeau – Boys Like Me

Desaparecidos- Survival of the Fittest

Dead Kennedys – Viva Las Vegas

Rogue Wave – Ghost

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  • varsityoptimism

    [Comment ID #50149 Will Be Quoted Here]

    you are a jerkwad. dont put that trash here


    Anytime I want homie…anytime.


    [Comment ID #50152 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Seriously DCLAKER man don’t put all that bullshit on here. I read all your comments you add all the time and don’t turn gay on us. Even tho I’m pretty sure you do talk crap about my main man LUKE and ODOM.


    And hell yeah I get down on halo 3 online all the time. I hope that gamertag that andrew said is the right one.


    Lakernation,remember one thing,you may not like what I say but respect who I am.”Don’t turn gay on us”? Since when when did making a fun trade demand (and a GREAT TRADE IT IS…thanx)become gay?

    …and you haven’t read all my comments,’cause if you did you’d realize that all my comments (most of’em,not all) are just me having a good time on this site,I don’t take ANY comments personally,except when you disrespect me,cause one thing I know about people on the internet,they love to talk trash when knowone’s around…LET THE E-THUGGIN’ BEGIN!

  • varsityoptimism

    that was just a way dumb trade. it will never ever happen. i dont even know how you did it seeing as tyrus thomas doesnt even play on either the grizzlies or the warriors. just leave those types of asinine trades on the trade machine.


    Sometimes I say to my self “do people read or do people read what they want to read”. Clearly I said I was having fun,think of it as ‘Fantasy Basketball’,so STOP gettin’ bent out of shape for some comments,knowin’ y’all make the same types of trades,YOUTUBIN’ just like everybody else.

    …and that was a good DAMN TRADE!,not being egotistical but I do make good conversation.Next time ask me why I would make a trade like that.

  • daboss1849

    [Comment ID #50149 Will Be Quoted Here]

    This would work much better.

  • varsityoptimism




    Daboss 1849,let’s move our PROFESSIONAL discussion over to the Lamar Odom thread,they only have 4 comments on there,peace.

  • daboss1849

    [Comment ID #50175 Will Be Quoted Here]

    The podcast fu ckin sucks get out of the radio business!!!!!

  • Triple0cho_LA

    [Comment ID #50186 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Im glad im not the only person who think this. Varsityoptimism just really brings the podcast down. Further more, we see him trying to control the comment section over something most readers would ignore. Yes the trade links are in the way but the way you are trying to make him stop is almost as immature as he is. Please, try someone new in the podcast and see how it works.

  • varsityoptimism

    [Comment ID #50212 Will Be Quoted Here]
    why dont you like me? what is your problemo?

  • Zen Master

    [Comment ID #50167 Will Be Quoted Here]

    -First things first, giving away Pau would be a bad idea if you no individual player that you get from a trade is more valuable than him. Neither Prince nor Billups are more valuable or better than Pau.

    -Billups is a great point guard, no argument with a such a general statement. But he does play in the weaker conference which is the East where only Boston, Detroit, and Orlando will dominate for the next few seasons. He’s not going to help you lock down other point guards or break ankles. Sure, he will hit some 3s here and there.

    -Some would settle with D-Fish just because their shooting are just about even. Fish is cheaper and penetrates and passes just as well. Both are almost the same strength.

    Pau and Vlad for Tayshaun and Chauncey just doesn’t sound like an ideal trade. More often than not, I think basketball experts or sports talk show hosts will disagree with your trade from the Lakers’ standpoint.

  • Nissan

    Ouch. lol