Episode 1779: The Return of the Premier League, Lance Armstrong Fills The MJ Void And Tries To Shape The Narrative; Paralympian Victoria Arlen On Emerging From Locked-In Syndrome
The Premier League’s imminent return is greeted with open arms on today’s show, although Murph fears that Ken may have gruelling weekend schedules ahead of him.
The Premier League has scheduled time slots for every day of the week, including four on weekends and two on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Summer of football ???? pic.twitter.com/jCjh50ilmf
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 28, 2020
In other lockdown TV news, the first episode of ESPN’s multi-part 30 For 30 on Lance Armstrong aired this week and helped fill a Michael Jordan-shaped hole in Eoin’s life. But is there anything new to be said about Lance, either in his own words or by those who surrounded him during his career? And is this just going to be a Lance hagiography?
The complexity. The drama.
LANCE, Part 2 premieres Sunday, May 31 at 9 PM ET on ESPN ???? pic.twitter.com/FADgCs66r9
— 30 for 30 (@30for30) May 25, 2020
Our guest today is an athlete with a barely believable back story. Victoria Arlen, an ESPN journalist and Paralympic swimming champion, had a normal childhood until she was eleven years old, when she developed two auto-immune disorders and became locked-in to her own body for over three years. Although she couldn’t move or speak, she could understand everything going on around her, unbeknownst to doctors.
Victoria describes how she managed to stay sane, what kept her going when there was no end in sight, and the moment when her family realised she was communicating with them.
Plus there’s Ken as the Hoff, Murph vs Frances in Zoom quiz showdowns, and MJ/Lance similarities.
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