Episode 1404: Brendan Rodgers Is Back In English Football, Celtic Bruised, US Murph On Dodgy Sneakers, Student-Athletes And Red Faces At Nike, Book Club Returns
Brendan Rodgers won literally every single domestic trophy he competed for as Celtic manager, but as he and they move on inexorably to a third Treble in three seasons, he has decided to move back down south and take the Leicester City job.
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) February 26, 2019
Kieran Canning joins us to talk about the reaction to this news from Celtic fans – more resigned than disgusted – and whether his reputation has been enhanced by his time in Scotland.
Rodgers’s time at Celtic will be remembered for domestic dominance, but little or no progress in Europe. Leaving now will also blight his legacy for some rather than seeing it through to win the treble again
— Kieran Canning (@KieranCanning) February 26, 2019
And US Murph is back, talking to us about the story of Zion Williamson, the consensus No. 1 draft pick in the NBA draft later this year, who twisted his knee courtesy of a dodgy sneaker on live national television, in front of Barack Obama, who was court-side. Why did this wipe nearly 1 billion dollars off the Nike share price, and what does it tell us about the sham-amateurism of college athletes in the US?
With his shoe split and his knee sprained, Zion Williamson, an unpaid, budding superstar, sat helpless on the arena floor, staring at the shoe he was wearing in part because of a rich deal between Nike and Duke, one of the world’s wealthiest universities https://t.co/eyiJm82y8D
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 22, 2019
Accused sex criminals who Trump has defended:
1. Roy Moore
2. Brett Kavanaugh
3. Bob Kraft
4. Roger Ailes
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 22, 2019
There’s some very big news from the “I’ll Tell You Who Wrote It” Second Captains book club, the football world continues to troll Ken, the king of the golf course, presbyterianism, and Eoin’s J1 stories.
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We welcome the arrival of Barry The Bodhrán into our lives ????
More Nesbitt-watch/stalking ????
Trevor Ringland’s defensive disgrace ??????
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 20, 2019
We demand an apology from Shane Horgan for mentioning the 2007 RWC on television (then ask him loads about the 2007 RWC)
Would fake smiles help Ireland’s cause? ????
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 25, 2019
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Racing’s “no moaning” culture, networking and bouncing back, Jessica Harrington’s 12 Rules For Life, and what it feels like to be a jockey when it all comes together on the day https://t.co/iElr4QDzEU pic.twitter.com/44sjtxgDWy
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 22, 2019