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.

David and Andrew get together after a prolonged absence and unveil the brand new FABULOUS FIVE segment, talk about Sun Yue and Josh Powell and in a startling twist, David is revealed to be a Communist spy.

Park Ave. – All Boy Band
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – It Will Stand
The Blossoms – That’s When the Tears Start
#Poundsign# – Tiny
The Besties – Prison Song
The Association – Goodbye, Columbus
Dear Nora – When the Wind Blows
The Germs – Communist Eyes

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  • shane bien

    Gets better and better every time. Keep up the good work!

  • jonny

    you need to do a best five NBA facial hair!!

    for real :D

  • dawg09

    damn varsity i thought you would do it.
    i even e-mailed u

  • Kelly



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU CRAZY M’F’ER (sorry but you are)!,told y’all LEOS RULE!!!!

  • Coooooper

    Why was my comment deleted regarding criticism over the way Andrew Rafner conducts himself during the podcast? Anyway, as I was saying, I feel that Andrew’s comments during the podcast are just straight up annoying and ignorant. You can hear it in David Brickley voice every time he is attempting to make a point, Andrew cuts him off with some stupid comment that doesn’t add anything to the discussion. Hopefully this won’t be deleted again. For the future, I will not be listening to Laker Nation podcasts in the future. I have no problems with Andrew’s blog posts, as they are well informed and intelligent.

  • varsityoptimism

    im sorry?

    what exactly do you have issues with?

  • DBricks

    Coooooper, were going to have a live call in segment soon, then you can call in and voice your opinion bad or good! it’ll be good to get fan reaction from all across the spectrum!

  • west213

    HAPPY B-Day kobs.


    David’s is better but I would put cleveland in there because the past 2 maybe 3 seasons in a row cleveland has beat us. It was like 8 vs 5, meaning the f**king refs decided the game. And don’t be like oh you can’t blame the game on the refs, because just look both games last season when DEREK and a cleveland player they went for the loose ball and DEREK clearly had position of the ball and the ref blew his whistle calling it the other way then game over clevelands wins, the match up before that I can’t really remember it that well but I think it was that we were down by one KOBE drove got smacked to the floor, no call, and before that lagay james drove and got litterly brushed and right away whistle blow james makes both free throws. The and we all have to have to remember the season before that. They even have a youtube video on it.

  • dawg09

    varsity remember the orgams