Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.
Vinnie Goodwill on the Ben Simmons Situation
Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss all of the angles of Sixers star Ben Simmons communicating that he will not be returning for Sixers training camp (1:18). What is the history with trading players of his caliber and what could Philadelphia get in return (17:04)? Also, the guys discuss the timing of it all and whether or not Damian Lillard is long for Portland (33:24).
Bomani Jones shares his reactions to Lamar Jackson leading the Ravens to victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF (1:37), as well as Deshaun Watson’s continued unexplained absence for the Texans (14:10). Plus, an IYHH including rapper Nicki Minaj’s claims about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles in Trinidad (23:32) and your voicemails from the worst instances of “hearsay” you’ve ever witnessed (43:10). Although, it ended up really just being the wildest lies!
@dalvin_brown says Roomba’s AI may avoid dog feces now, but data security issues persist: https://wapo.st/3AtEbPl
A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: https://bit.ly/3nR7at1
@EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend doesn’t have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister: https://bit.ly/39rHsCM
Foxworth Friday: Looking back on NFL Week 1, ahead to Week 2
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the overreaction to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson in national television games (1:50), how that relates to the weight put on he and Bills QB Josh Allen’s shoulders to carry their respective offenses (4:57), how impressive Buccaneers DT Vita Vea is (16:58), whether or not Saints QB Jameis Winston is “changed man” post-eye surgery (24:10), if QB Baker Mayfield will be the one to hold back the Browns and much more (31:20).
Spencer Hall on Saban, USC...Also the director and author presenting 'Blood Brothers' on Netflix
Bomani Jones chats with Spencer Hall about Alabama coach Nick Saban’s propensity for “deez nuts” jokes (1:20), as well as USC firing coach Clay Helton and how it reflects on cross-town rival UCLA (18:08). Plus, Bomani welcomes author Johnny Smith and filmmaker Marcus A. Clarke to discuss “Blood Brothers”, the Netflix documentary based on Johnny’s book of the same title about the relationship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (34:04).
Don't drink the Kool-Aid
Bomani Jones takes you through his Week 1 in the NFL experience (1:46), including his computer-drafted fantasy team, the bad streak of luck for Texans QB Tyrod Taylor, Bills QB Josh Allen’s “Kool-Aid” and the delay in Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s contract talks (19:54). Plus, an IYHH including the rise of Dollar Stores (30:20) and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing you’ve seen someone do just for attention (43:29).
@abhabhattarai says Americans have increasingly been relying on “The Dollar Store” for groceries and other everyday needs: https://wapo.st/2XdVUf9
@lindaholmes says the Mike Richards ‘Jeopardy!’ fiasco was maddeningly predictable: https://n.pr/3tKPFLR
Foxworth Friday: Finding dignity in work, Dak's doubters & remembering Michael K. Williams
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss finding dignity and purpose in work once your playing days are over and Domonique’s piece about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, including what he has to do to convince people he’s the real deal. Plus, the guys remember actor Michael K. Williams following his passing, who famously played the character of “Omar Little” in the HBO series “The Wire”.
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Gabe, play the music.
Cracks me up and ask infuriated me at the same time. Love the show!
Love the show; I listen every time.
Great work, Bo