Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker assess the professional sports comeback given recent news of players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19 (2:30). They then turn their attention to Portland, Oregon, where Trump has sent federal troops to enforce “law and order.” They discuss the warlike way Trump is treating the situation and how it’s affecting his campaign. (22:35) Then sportswriter Diane K. Shah joins to talk about her new memoir, which discusses what it was like to write a sports column in the ’80s (28:10). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
The Sports Comeback, Covering Portland, and Diane K. Shah on Column Writing
Assessing the professional sports comeback given recent news of players and coaches testing positive for COVID-19
Bakari is joined by Jelani Cobb to discuss the Haitian asylum seekers at the Texas border and how to turn the Black Lives Matter movement into long-term political power
The ‘Reservation Dogs’ Finale, ‘Top Chef’ News, and an Interview With ‘Midnight Mass’ Creators Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy
Plus, discussing how a potential IATSE strike might affect the production industry
Mike and Jesse react to the 76ers star demanding a trade and discuss which NFL Week 3 matchups could influence the card market
David and Kaz also talk about an exciting night of ‘Monday Night Raw’ with the New Day facing the Bloodline and a triple-threat match worthy of a pay-per-view main event bookending the show
Minnesota and Karl-Anthony Towns desperately need a less chaotic future. Firing Gersson Rosas means more drama in the short term—but perhaps some basic functionality in the long term.
Musa and Ryan answer listener questions on Radamel Falcao’s signing, a Barcelona what-if, and more