Episode 1843: NBA Boycott Sparks Wave of Cancellations In MLB, MLS, WNBA And Tennis, Podcast Rules, WIGG Launch
The decision yesterday by the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team to withdraw from Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic is a seismic move in a seismic summer for race relations in the United States.
They were protesting inaction in the face of the shooting of by police of Jacob Blake in the team’s home state of Wisconsin, and it led to a host of sporting events cancelling games today – including tennis. We were due to speak to the brilliant Caitlin Thompson of Racquet magazine today in any case to preview next week’s US Open, and we speak to her about what a predominantly white, predominantly middle-class sport like tennis can do in the current climate.
anyone complaining about the players striking should stick to not sports
— Stefan Marolachakis (@stefanmymind) August 26, 2020
Plus there’s Eoin McDevitt breaking the rules of podcasting, USA WTF, Novak Djokovic – and as we launch the “Where Is George Gibney?” podcast with the BBC today, we again salute our World Service members, without whom work of that depth just wouldn’t be possible.
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 27, 2020
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Two remarkable men, both all-time greats of Irish swimming, dominate our first episode of ‘Where Is George Gibney?’. A huge thank you to the brilliant Chalkie White & the one and only @OTooleGary.
Hear about their conversation on the plane that changed everything. https://t.co/YvmabJ47Su
— Mark Horgan (@Younghorgan) August 27, 2020
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Raw. Heartbreaking. “I needed to make sure that I survived, that was my first thing. I didn’t want anything to happen to anybody else but…my ulterior motive was just to look after me”https://t.co/IKWv0OdCF5
— Paul Kimmage (@PaulKimmage) August 27, 2020