Episode 872: The Etiquette Of Sports Brawls, Lebron On Racism, Mexico Run Riot
The baseball brawl is as American as apple pie and the fourth of July, and on the back of a classic of the genre last week involving US Murph’s beloved San Francisco Giants, we talk to Brian about the etiquette, history and best examples of the milieu.
We also get a chance to talk to Brian about Lebron James getting the front gates of his LA home daubed with the ‘n word’ just days before the start of the NBA finals. Lebron spoke brilliantly in the aftermath about why racism isn’t going anywhere and why money and fame don’t insulate you from it.
Here’s part of my interview with Lebron – some very honest, raw talk about someone spraying the n-word on his house https://t.co/TC6nu8JYEN
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 31, 2017
There’s also quite a bit of work to be done on Ireland’s 3-5-2 system, if last night’s 3-1 defeat to Mexico is anything to go by, on a night when Ireland were out-thought, out-fought and outnumbered in the stands.
catching up on some of the MEX-IRL friendly action. this still from the build-up to their first goal suggests our 3-5-2 needs fine-tuning pic.twitter.com/oXqRYaJEhU
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) June 2, 2017
Plus we explain the art of smiling in the midst of a donnybrook, Mexican commentators live up to the stereotype, and we ask how long can you hold a grudge.
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