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The Eh Team #299.5 – Babylon 5 and Cheetos

The Eh Team #299.5 – Babylon 5 and Cheetos

What does the Eh Team mean to you, the listener? What works, what doesn’t work, how it fits into your life? What do you want? Matt is adding Madcap Experiment & Platinum Emperion on the RG Ponza deck, and why this makes sense. Jeremey introduces KYT to his “Guile’s Theme” Modern deck. The guys are impressed with Torrential Gearhulk in Standard, after its showing at the Pro Tour. Other Standard
decks Jeremey and Matt like, including “dredge in Standard” and Elder Deep-Fiend decks. KYT is going to go play GP Providence this coming weekend, and has been testing Red-Green Energy.

**WARNING – this podcast may contain rude, crude, & lewd content. Listener discretion is advised.**

You can find us and our guests on Twitter at:
@mtgEhTeam – The official Eh Team Twitter account

@kytmagic – Kar Yung Tom
@JayBoosh – Jay Tuharsky
@J_Schofield – Jeremey Schofield
@mattmendoza – Matt Mendoza

Music

“Eh Team Intro” – @mtgcolorpie
“Throwing Fire” – Ronald Jenkees

  • Blaine Lapierre

    Inside joke on Kataki, BoSu, and face to face.

    Late winter/early spring 2013 Matt Schmaltz is representing face to face at the MDSS in Calgary. BrIan is selling some singles and Schmaltz is trying to get him to sell his playset of Kataki at an inflated price because he’s out and needs to restock. Brian declines – thinking that if they’re in such demand they’ll just continue to rise in price.

    The very next week Modern Masters is announced and one of the key cards highlighted to be reprinted is Kataki. They drop 90% in price overnight.

    At every event where Brian and Schmaltz see each other since then, Matt needles Brian that he’s got Kataki’s for sale since Brian needs them so badly. At the WMCQ in Edmonton that Brian won, Matt got him to sign “B-O-S-U” on a playset and gave them out for bounties for each game in the top 8 that he lost.

    Only 2 got handed out.

  • Milward

    Hey guys, Long time weekly listener (since episode 8). As someone who has listened over the years i wanted to chime in with my 2 cents regarding the current state of the podcast. No malice intended with my comments, I appreciate the hard work that goes into this podcast and enjoy having it as part of my weekly entertainment on my drive to work. I will try to keep feedback constructive, however, would like to share some aspects that I think have deviated from this podcasts success recently.
    I’ll start by saying that I really like Matt as an addition to the group and a lot of my criticism may feel as though it is directed his way but that is because he has taken an active role in trying to improve the podcast which is not a bad thing.

    Some things I’m not loving:
    1. Lengthy interviews with somewhat random guests. I find myself skipping through almost all of Matt’s one on one interviews. Sorry man but these are really dry and the enthusiasm from other cast members doesn’t help (Jeremy is always so excited for these). Maybe live guests are just the way to go.
    2. Some poor guest choices recently. This is a podcast that had a pretty ridiculous string of awesome guest (Pro Tour champions, GP champions and platinum pros). Please stop having “friends of the show” on. Bring back great guests like Shaheen, Doug Potter etc.
    3. Less brewer talk (sorry Matt). I love modern and I am always excited when this format is highlighted on the show. Unfortunately whenever modern is the topic, it is derailed by talk about Ponza. It’s not that I don’t want to hear about your ponza deck, I’d just like to hear more about the metagame and other decks instead of how ponza matches up against these decks…. #teamgeist #millblade
    4. No more contests. Some were ok but overall I am not a fan of Kyle’s Crapery style contests and we know Jeremy and Jay agree.

    Some suggestions:
    1. More Doug Potter. This guy has been the best thing about this show in the last 6 months. He should be on the show permanently.
    2. Increased structure. This show has never been known for structured segments, however, go listen to shows like “the spike feed” to hear some seriously high quality production value and a polished product.
    I’m really not trying to harp on Matt and I do really appreciate his attitude and enthusiasm with trying to improve the show; I think he just needs to be reeled in a little with regards to too much change too fast. Thanks guys for all you do!

    Milward

    • Matt Mendoza

      Thanks for your feedback and your loyal listenership.

  • Surprised to see so little feedback, so here are my own thoughts and history with the show.

    I started listening sometime in 2011-12 as I was just getting into competitive Magic. Without any slight towards Jeremy or Matt, I think this was when the Eh Team was at its best. The combination of all four members being active players, Jay and Medina’s chemistry, and everyone having their own role made it the show I looked forward to most every week. I remember being excited to hear that a “celebrity” in Scotty Mac was coming to a local store to play a GPT for Toronto in 2012. On the Friday of that GP, Jeremey knocked me out of my first single-elim grinder in round 3, and I ended up having a chat with him at the Manadeprived/F2F booth later that weekend. I then had the (un)fortunate opportunity to get crushed in the main event against KYT when I got the pair up at 1-0-1 to his first round off two byes (and again at GP Toronto three years later).

    Since then, I’ve been a regular listener aside from a few months when I didn’t have a podcast device. I’ve stuck to the show through its evolution and the revolving door of guests and hosts, and now it’s become less of a Magic podcast and more of an opportunity to see what some of the guys I’ve listened to the last four or five years are up to. The direction of the show has roughly mirrored my own Magic progression as well–I’m no longer grinding 2-3 events a week and every prerelease, and I don’t care as much about winning when I do play these days, and the lighter (in terms of Magic content) nature of the show reflects that.

    I can see why this might not be for everyone though–its advertised as a Magic podcast, so people come in probably expecting heavy discussion about decks choices or how the metagame’s shifting every week, but that’s just not that feasible when the hosts just aren’t playing as much as they used to. Again, I don’t mind, because I listen more for the people behind the mics than the content itself, but it makes it hard to draw in new listeners.

    I’m actually not even sure what I’m trying to say. I can’t even offer up any solutions–Milward’s suggestions aren’t bad, but the main issue is that the goals of the hosts don’t line up with the goals of the show anymore. The best I can offer is to consider a rebranding of the show to a lifestyle podcast featuring Magic content, but that sounds like shit idea even as I write it.

    Anyway I hope you guys are able to figure something out–I’ll keep listening as long as you’re around. Preemptive congrats on making it to 300!

    • I read every word and consider it amazing feedback.

  • cog1to

    guys, what happened to the podcast? I kind of miss it already 🙂