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
The in-season tournament championship was a reminder that LeBron James plus Anthony Davis plus an elite defense is scary. And the players’ treatment of the NBA Cup as something worth winning was the tacit stamp of approval the league needed.
Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to talk about two big results in the Thursday night Premier League games
Ohtani is a singular talent. Now he’s set to be paid unlike any baseball player ever. By signing a 10-year, $700 million deal with the Dodgers, Ohtani will change the landscape of MLB—and rewrite its salary structure as we know it.
Mal and Jo get into Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, then name their five overall favorites!
The Spoiler-Free Shohei Sweepstakes, Person(s) of the Year, and an Oscar Contender That’s Really a Journalism Movie
Bryan and Jason Gay dive into the Person of the Year awards, MLB, movies, and more!