Learn about the history, culture, and reality of American sports.
48: Halls of fame
We discuss the halls of fame for the professional sports baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. There are committees. So many committees.
47: Will there be a Super Bowl in 2021? And we watch the classic Hoosiers
The Foam Finger ponders if there will be a Super Bowl in 2021, then pops some popcorn and watches the classic 1986 basketball-and-yokels movie Hoosiers.
46: Bubbles and bars: Pandemic update
The ongoing pandemic state of sports in America, where there are bubbles and no bubbles and international complications and some athletes don’t stay out of bars.
45: Bread and Circuses
The sports of classical Rome, including the entertainments at the arena and chariot racing.
44: Televised sports
Tom has a lot of experience in televised sports, so we discuss national, regional, and in-stadium sportscasts. And then it turns out Nic has some thoughts about sports broadcasting, too, but they are not very practical. Also, Vegas, baby!
43: Recent events
Things are tense at Foam Finger Industries. We talk about the schemes being cooked up so American sports can start up again, NASCAR, and a little bit about, ahem, that team from Washington.
A fun listen!
Tom is a wealth of information and a joy to listen to. Thanks for teaching me things that I wasn’t aware I wanted to know! Also, I call dibs on Tom if I’m ever on a trivia show and need to phone a friend.
I enjoy every minute. I am anxious to hear Tom explain some of the finer sports to Nick, like Hacky Sack and corn hole. No sport seems too obscure. More AZ beer though.