The Premier League narrative flip flops make Rog and Davo go cross-eyed. We talk about what an angry Arsene Wenger would look like, the sex life of Simply Red, and launch a contest to write the USMNT World Cup Song. The mighty Marc Gasol guests to talk about Barcelona-Manchester City and his life at the famed La Masia.
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Davo and Rog talk resurgent Fernando, imploding Joe Hart, Dybbuks, Sam Cassell, Three piece suits, implants, Lou Reed, and welcome the tallest man ever to join the pod, 76ers Spencer Hawes to talk Manchester United.
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Proof Steve Nash was born a girl during the Eisenhower administration (and liked soccer too).
Grüß Gott, great friends of the pod.
We’re only days away from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and their legions of supporters descending on London for the all-German Champions League final. And to help contextualize the occasion, the Men in Blazers welcome everybody’s favorite German, Dirk Nowitzki for a special, extended interview. Dirk offers Michael and Roger his thoughts on the Mavericks’ footballing equivalent, what Mark Cuban can learn from Dortmund, Jurgen Klinsmann’s Teutonic streak, and ultimately weighs in on LeBron James’s questionable claims to the beautiful game.
One would expect the rest of the pod to be devoted to the final weekend of the English Premier League. But one would be wrong. Though the pod was a timeless classic, due to some technical difficulties, it’s gone on to podcast heaven. May it rest it peace.
Amare Stoudemire throws his support behind Man United. Single tear. (Via GFOP @Donald_K3)
Spurwolves? Or Wolvespurs? EPL continues to fill the void left by the NBA lockout. Thanks to GFOP David Sachs @dgsachs for the artwork.
(One of the hundreds of brilliant emails sent to us by GFOP).
I have come very slowly to the EPL, enjoying more your pod than watching any of the teams or matches. I have always thought of Manchester United or Liverpool when thinking of the EPL and neither excited me. But you have changed all this with the NBA-EPL Translator. Realizing my Blazers won’t be taking the hard court for months, I went to the machine and Newcastle United came up in brilliant letters. As a sign from Bill Walton himself, ESPN was showing Newcastle v. Everton this morning. I woke up and settled in with a Brown Ale in hand and cheered and cheered as “MY” team took a good result. Sorry Rog, there is always next year.
John M. from Portland, OR
To complete our community service (and get off probation), we proudly present the second half of our Men in Blazers’ NBA-to-
English Premier League Global Football Team Support Translator. It’s our charitable attempt to ease the withdrawal pains of our basketball-loving brothers and sisters who have been so cruelly forced to go cold turkey.
Please note: This guide is objective and scientific. It’s the result of crunching data through our CDC 6600 supercomputer, which processed a series of complex variables through a proprietary MiB algorithm, punching out the below results on ticker tape. CLICK TO READ MORE.
Basketball fans who are at a loss, we feel your pain. The first two weeks of your schedule have been canceled. The entire season is in doubt. Even worse: The WNBA doesn’t tip off until next spring.
Fan nature abhors a vacuum. May we be so bold as to suggest a partial solution? As a public service, we offer this guide matching the parallel universes of the NBA and the English Premier League, team by team. May your new soccer love be as close to the real thing as Methadone or Splenda.