Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn of Stadio to praise Erik Lamela’s goal (01:05), being so early there was time for roller-blading, and Nicolas Anelka’s arrival at Arsenal. They then reflect on another Messi master class and discuss how this Barcelona team looks more fun than expected so soon after the drama of the last year (11:09) as well as West Ham’s approach at Old Trafford (22:13). Brighton finally won after dominating many recent xG battles (31:00), so they chat about Graham Potter’s side and give flowers to Sam Kerr and Kelechi Iheanacho after they both scored hat tricks on the weekend (38:10).
A Little NLD, Messi Magic, and Flowers for Kerr and Iheanacho
Plus, Wrighty, Musa, and Ryan discuss West Ham’s approach at Old Trafford and Brighton finally winning after dominating many recent xG battles
Steve Mosko, who helped oversee ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Shark Tank,’ and ‘The Crown,’ stops in to discuss his career beginnings, the changing landscape of television, and nepo babies
Dame is headed to Milwaukee in a stunning three-team blockbuster, potentially solving both the Bucks’ present and future problems
Raheem is joined by Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe to discuss Jermell Charlo–Canelo Alvarez
"Dreams and Madness" is a classic setup episode that saves the series’ powder for the big finish. But for a fairly inconsequential episode on a plot level, it’s still a fast-moving, mostly entertaining trip.
Ben, Khal, and Brian kick off the show by celebrating Brian’s two-year Ringer-versary and reflecting on his first interaction with David Shoemaker