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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

Portland Protests Continue Unabated Despite Federal Law Enforcement Presence Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images


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.

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