Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.
Spencer Hall on the Life & Legacy of Soccer Legend Diego Maradona
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Network’s “Thinking Out Loud” discuss the life and lasting image of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona following his passing at the age of 60 this past week. They get into his roller coaster lifestyle in the city of Naples and why there are so many parallels with college football (10:06), why his skill level was on par with the likes of Michael Jordan (21:04), his issues with taxes and politics (50:17) and much more. Plus, why Bomani prefers Uber helicopter rides (59:53).
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Pound for Pound
Bomani tries to give the NFL some credit despite them not “looking” like they have a plan amidst games being rescheduled for COVID protocol (1:28). He gets into why the college football coaching carousel should continue to spin regardless of the situation as the season draws closer to a conclusion (21:46), and attempts to understand the psyche of Nate Robinson before and after getting knocked out by Youtuber Jake Paul (28:49). Plus, DJ Mike “Hitman” returns to the show to weigh in on Thanksgiving cooking, the dire situation for his Cowboys, and Nate Robinson’s undercard fight from the weekend (39:27).
Vinnie Goodwill on Klay's injury & the NBA draft
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports cover the Klay Thompson injury and what it means for the Golden State Warriors, including owner Joe Lacob trying to get their new arena open for fans in the middle of a pandemic with a non-contender (1:30). It was a banner first round of the NBA draft for Nigerian folks, and the guys discuss prospect Zeke Nnaji’s mom wearing a “Kente cloth” dress (34:45). Plus, where do Gordon Hayward and James Harden’s futures lie (59:20)?
Can Three Stars Eat? & Baseline Part 2
Bomani takes a look at James Harden’s attempts to get out of Houston, including whether or not it makes sense to choose star teammates over fit (1:13). Is The Masters the biggest flex in the game (22:05) and how did the Sunday slate of NFL games look in its shadow (33:36)? Plus, part two of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Brian Windhorst (41:56). The guys dive into the track record of success for players that jumped from high school to the NBA and discuss how invested the NBA is in trying to limit the number of gambles teams take on potential talent.
Master Tesfatsion of BR talks 'Untold Stories' and more
Bomani Jones and Master Tesfatsion of BR discuss his digital series “Untold Stories” (3:36), including generational differences across media platforms and the interviewees he has on the show (14:56). What are some of the best that he’s done? Who would he like to talk to in the future? Also, Aqib Talib as a color commentator and Master defends the honor of Dallas against known Houstonian Bomani (40:27).
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the progress of Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not it rules Miami out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes (0:56). Can you imagine if he ends up with the Cowboys? Bo can. Plus, the unrelated mistakes of coach Ed Orgeron as LSU-Bama gets delayed (24:12), remembering the Tuskegee Airmen ahead of Veteran’s Day (34:16), an IYHH including Dave Chappelle’s post-election monologue on SNL (43:20), and your voicemails remembering Jeopardy host Alex Trebek following his passing (1:00:05).
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I’m hating a bit
I love the show but Bo is obsessed with letting everyone know how well he’s doing, it’s annoying sometimes. Also he’s obsessed with height, I think someone 5’9 took his girl at some point.
Smartest sports guy
Yeah, I know I sounds pretentious. Bomani is the smartest sports guy out there. As a matter of fact, I wish he were the night time anchor on one of these 24 hour news channels because they could use his intellect. I’ve been listening for years and learn, laugh and continue to be entertained at the same time. The coolest thing is sports are only the starting point...music, social commentary, pop culture and more. Bomani is a voice worth the time.