Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
1 hr 14 min
Bomani Jones discusses the “Final Four” of the NFL Playoffs (1:06), including why the Saints electing to keep rolling with Drew Brees may have cost them a Super Bowl, as well as why they should be the first in line regarding Deshaun Watson’s availability in a trade from Houston. He also gets into why Kevin Durant’s level of play should be good news for the Warriors (16:44), and the NFL getting close to completing a head coaching carousel without hiring a Black coach (26:20). Plus, an IYHH with Bow Wow’s concert in Houston (38:42) and a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King and how he would have been received in present times following the holiday bearing his name (50:05). IYHH Stories @RashaFierce on criticisms of Bow Wow for performing at a crowded nightclub amid COVID-19: http://bit.ly/2XYti6o @NellieBowles on tech companies who can’t leave the Bay Area fast enough: http://nyti.ms/2N9FiQr @csreinicke on calls to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour: http://cnb.cx/3nYrTaN
1 hr 2 min
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what he’s up to these days (36:13).
Bomani Jones discusses Alabama’s win over Ohio State in the National Championship (1:00), including just how the Crimson Tide became so dominant and whether or not it is the “best” way to crown a champion. He then delves into why America is not ready for this weekend’s Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson matchup (22:37) and why D’Angelo Russell asking members of the press for their reactions to last week’s events at the Capitol was so important (30:56). Plus, an IYHH with tech companies flexing their muscles (44:58) and your voicemails from the time when you were “kicked out” of somewhere (56:33). IYHH Stories @anastasiat on Tracy Chapman winning a lawsuit against Nick Minaj: http://n.pr/3oFYLX1 @jacknicas on how Parler, became a test of free speech: http://nyti.ms/39lNTqM @sherifink on LA County urging ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate: http://nyti.ms/3bxgE6q
1 hr 7 min
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Nation’s “Thinking Out Loud” try to find the humor in the moment (0:22), including horse policeman at the “Bayou Classic” and things we tolerate in sports coverage that we do not tolerate in news coverage (16:03). Plus, they discuss coaches that didn’t get fired this year and why Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher finishing the season is the “best” possible position (21:05), Georgia HC Kirby Smart allowing Ohio State QB Justin Fields to leave the program years ago (34:56) as well as how great Alabama WR Devonta Smith can be (49:14) ahead of them matching up against each other in the National Championship game.
1 hr 8 min
Bomani Jones resurrects his annual NFL coaching carousel conversation as it relates to the “Rooney Rule”, including Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy’s candidacy for the most attractive jobs on the market (0:55). He also shares his reactions to Texas replacing HC Tom Herman with Steve Sarkisian (22:31) and whether or not Warriors G Stephen Curry’s 63-point game against the Trailblazers means he owes him an apology (30:57). Plus, an IYHH with dancing robots (44:05) and your voicemails from when you “mailed it in” on the job (52:48). IYHH Stories @heybellman says in NYC, waiting for a COVID-19 test is a business opportunity: http://n.pr/3pQdAX5 @hiltzikm warns that Wall Street can bet on the price of water now, watch out: http://lat.ms/2Xdq3Yz @BostonDynamics robots are at it again: https://bit.ly/3baQK8p The Right Time Recommends... "White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism" by Kevin Kruse
1 hr 4 min
Bomani and Michael Smith discuss why the Lamar Jackson game from Monday night was a “legendary” performance (1:05), HBCU homecoming’s (10:01), and why James Harden is a symbol for when making accommodations for superstars goes wrong (19:22). Plus, the most important discussion of the year, Tecmo bowl as the “greatest” video game ever and fictional characters that balled-out in dynasty mode on Madden and NCAA Football (45:42).
Dec 17, 2020
1 hr 15 min
Bomani discusses the heroics of Lamar Jackson under pressure (of a different kind), and relates it to the incorrect assumption that he “has it out” for Josh Allen (1:05). Plus, Keyontae Johnson’s scary situation at Florida and why it is the “most important” thing happening in sports right now (26:06), Cleveland’s baseball team (not really) changing its name (35:56) as well as the finale of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Myron Medcalf (45:03). He gets the final word on whether or not players are getting “used” by the system and what the NCAA is doing to try and keep elite players from “skipping” them as a stop on the way to the NBA.
Dec 15, 2020
1 hr 15 min
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss “culture Wednesday’s” on Get Up and showing up to high school parties ready to fight (0:21). Plus, truth-telling analysis of Bills QB Josh Allen and the difficulties in the passing game vs. the run that statistics tend to ignore (16:06), bad coaching as well as colleges or organizations that transform players for the rest of their careers (42:25) and much more. The Right Time recommends... "Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment" by Bruce Feldman
Dec 10, 2020
1 hr 1 min
Bomani lambasts people for wanting the Jets to go 0-16 even if it nets them Trevor Lawrence in the draft (1:01) and shares why for Carson Wentz can’t be out of the picture for the Eagles despite losing his job to Jalen Hurts (14:00). Plus, James Harden’s future prospects (22:39) and part three of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony (39:47). He gets into whether or not one-and-done players are better prepared now than they were “before”, the interplay between the mock drafts and results, as well as which schools develop the best prospects.
Dec 8, 2020
1 hr 1 min