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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.
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Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports cover the Klay Thompson injury and what it means for the Golden State Warriors, including owner Joe Lacob trying to get their new arena open for fans in the middle of a pandemic with a non-contender (1:30). It was a banner first round of the NBA draft for Nigerian folks, and the guys discuss prospect Zeke Nnaji’s mom wearing a “Kente cloth” dress (34:45). Plus, where do Gordon Hayward and James Harden’s futures lie (59:20)?
Bomani takes a look at James Harden’s attempts to get out of Houston, including whether or not it makes sense to choose star teammates over fit (1:13). Is The Masters the biggest flex in the game (22:05) and how did the Sunday slate of NFL games look in its shadow (33:36)? Plus, part two of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Brian Windhorst (41:56). The guys dive into the track record of success for players that jumped from high school to the NBA and discuss how invested the NBA is in trying to limit the number of gambles teams take on potential talent.
Bomani Jones and Master Tesfatsion of BR discuss his digital series “Untold Stories” (3:36), including generational differences across media platforms and the interviewees he has on the show (14:56). What are some of the best that he’s done? Who would he like to talk to in the future? Also, Aqib Talib as a color commentator and Master defends the honor of Dallas against known Houstonian Bomani (40:27).
Get Smart

Get Smart

2020-11-1001:16:403

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the progress of Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not it rules Miami out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes (0:56). Can you imagine if he ends up with the Cowboys? Bo can. Plus, the unrelated mistakes of coach Ed Orgeron as LSU-Bama gets delayed (24:12), remembering the Tuskegee Airmen ahead of Veteran’s Day (34:16), an IYHH including Dave Chappelle’s post-election monologue on SNL (43:20), and your voicemails remembering Jeopardy host Alex Trebek following his passing (1:00:05). The Right Time Recommends The @WaltDisneyCo #FlyLikeThem initiative from Lucas Film on the Tuskegee Airmen: https://bit.ly/2IpqIlG IYHH Stories @postmetrogirl on what health experts are saying about Thanksgiving travel: https://wapo.st/2JWFIbq @jessewashington on new polling that shows Black Americans put far less trust in doctors and possible changes to the Hippocratic oath: https://n.pr/3eMjzaX @jrk316 on the brilliance and cynicism in Dave Chappelle’s post-election SNL monologue: https://bit.ly/32yQBXf
Bomani and Joel Anderson take their weekly offline discussion of the high school football stars that didn’t make it to the league to the pod, including why David Boston “messed up” DK Metcalf’s money (0:31). They discuss Southwest Conference history as well as the viability of the remainder of the college football season (20:38), and Joel shares the details about his next project at Slate “Slow Burn” on the “L.A. Riots” (35:55). This sparks a conversation about the history of L.A., and somehow ends up on Bronny James. The Right Time Recommends "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson
Be Easy & Baseline Part 1

Be Easy & Baseline Part 1

2020-11-0301:05:431

Bomani shares why you all should be ashamed of yourselves for getting Bears WR Javon Wims suspended for snatching another player’s mouthpiece (0:59), why Tom Brady might have gotten out of New England at the right time (no pun intended) (17:01), as well as a message for all on election day in the United States (27:41). Plus, part one of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports (34:27). What role does college basketball play in developing players? Is there still value to attending college for high school stars? All that and much more!
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss the Dodgers’ World Series championship and their problems with Game 6, including Justin Turner’s postgame decision to get on the field in light of a COVID-positive test (0:32) and Rays manager Kevin Cash’s decision to pull starter Blake Snell from the game early (46:43). They also get into the stunt that is Big Ten football this season (9:24), why Daryl Morey’s soft landing in Philadelphia is indicative a privilege not afforded to players (35:24) and so much more.
Malcontent or Prodigy?

Malcontent or Prodigy?

2020-10-2701:12:41

Bomani discusses the treatment of Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland following his season-ending injury, including why we should look at him like a prodigy rather than a malcontent (0:55). Are NFL players hindered after they return from a COVID diagnosis? Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead gets shut down for the season due to complications (26:58) and LSU gets put on probation for uncovered booster payments (36:26). Plus, an IYHH including a new iPhone feature that allows you to measure people’s height (44:20) and your stories from the craziest thing you have ever seen when getting stuck in a long line (56:17). IYHH Stories @AlexWardVox says #EndSARS isn’t just about police brutality, it’s about the future of Nigeria”: https://bit.ly/3e9ga5R @rsgnl on the iPhone 12 Pro feature that allows you to measure someone’s height: https://bit.ly/3mxFBkn @ZlatiMeyer shares the ugly truth about tipping waitstaff during COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3mziZjP
Bomani and Elle Duncan laugh about whether or not her first child will welcome her second to the family (0:32) and discuss her “Atlanta-adjacent” roots (5:51). They swap stories on the city’s culture from HBCU’s to music, share what makes it different from every other city in the country as well as establish whether or not she is “off that narcotic” with Atlanta sports teams (31:48). All that and much more!
America's Team

America's Team

2020-10-2001:18:19

Bomani shares his thoughts on the misery that is the Dallas Cowboys as currently constructed (0:56). Why do they still matter so much? Why are they “America’s team”? He also discusses why Derrick Henry of the Titans may be the last in a long line of Hall of Fame running backs (23:07) and sheds light on the situation around “The Eyes of Texas” for the Longhorns’ football team (33:37). Plus, an IYHH with returning museum artifacts to their country of origin (49:21) and your voicemails from being let down by your home squad (1:03:55). IYHH Stories @SuyinSays on the four activists that have been fined for trying to remove an artifact from a French museum: https://bit.ly/3obYPxS @BrandiVincent_ on the national defense outfitting and steering military dogs with augmented reality goggles: https://bit.ly/2HqDEY4 @sarafischer on the industries that won’t recover from the pandemic economically without a vaccine: https://bit.ly/35iphNr
Bomani and comedian Roy Wood Jr. discuss what is better between getting “dunked on” and getting “stiff armed” (6:24), the relative strength of landlords and land ladies in this age of quarantine (21:17), Bill Burr’s monologue on SNL about racial accountability (30:35) as well as Ice Cube’s recent comments and allegiances (43:13). Plus, which football season calls it quits first (56:51)?
Commander Cody

Commander Cody

2020-10-1301:12:072

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the injury to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (0:57), including why it reminds us of the guilt we feel around the brutality of the game as well as why he believes that Prescott will still remain in Dallas long-term. The Lakers won the ‘chip (25:24), and why a piece about dementia and COVID-19 spells bad news for the NFL (40:20). Plus, an IYHH including “monkey gang wars” in India (49:45), and your voicemails from when you “quit football” (1:04:16). IYHH Stories @Shazamgram on why monkey ‘gang wars’ keep killing people in India: https://bit.ly/2SPtpyC @reeseoxner on Yelp starting to label businesses accused of racist behavior: https://n.pr/370GNbw
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill look back on the year for the NBA in advance of (potentially) the final game of the season with Heat-Lakers Game 5. The league deserves props for making this thing happen in the bubble (0:55). Would Anthony Davis be your MVP and are these Lakers historically great compared to others from their team’s history (27:10)? Plus, does Doc Rivers fix the Sixers (48:55) and Vinnie makes his plea for Lions fans to give up on “that narcotic” (1:01:58).
Zone Is For Cowards

Zone Is For Cowards

2020-10-0601:05:561

Bomani Jones discusses why despite the “want to” from Jimmy Butler that won the Heat Game 3 of the NBA Finals, he stills hates the zone (0:58). If the Lakers come out on top would LeBron be deserving of the MVP and why did LSU gives up on COVID stadium protocols (21:27)? Plus, Bo tells stories about how much of a “bad man” Bob Gibson was following his passing (34:15), an IYHH including a 67 year-old woman known as “ninja lady” (41:42) and your voicemails from the “game within the game” (55:19). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on what the future holds for tech’s billion-dollar headquarters: https://wapo.st/34C9CIO @Brian_Rokos on the 67-year-old “Ninja lady” who made good on her threat to an intruder: https://bit.ly/2SuofYO @shanmcmahon_ on the “cruises to nowhere” that may be setting sail soon: https://wapo.st/3jxmYfs
Bomani and Nick Wright dive into the deeper issues with the Clippers and discuss how it reflects on a Lakers team that dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals (6:05). This leads to a debate around borderline Hall of Fame cases across sports such as a few current members of the Warriors and Chiefs as Nick gets the obligatory amount of time to gush about his hometown squad (27:00). Plus, QB play across the NFL (38:51) and whether or not the Lakers are in for a run of championships if they close the deal against Miami (55:31).
International Players Anthem

International Players Anthem

2020-09-2901:10:511

Bomani shares why he believes that the Lamar Jackson-Pat Mahomes matchup from Monday Night Football is a “sign of the revolution” and previews the NBA Finals (20:42). This includes Bam Adebayo name pronunciation attempts, why Tyler Herro vs. Kyle Kuzma could be the “game within a game” that he’s been telling you about for months as well as a reminder of just how committed NBA owners are to "Black Lives Matter". Plus, Doc Rivers’ firing by the Clippers (37:03), an IYHH including a rat awarded for bravery (44:56) and your voicemails from when “the game was cheating” (56:39). IYHH Stories @geoffreyfowler on Amazon’s new security drone that pushes the boundaries of surveillance https://wapo.st/3cOgyGf @laurelwamsley on the hero rat that won a top animal award for sniffing out land mines: https://n.pr/3ifZA4O @mikejbabcock on Joe Montana confronting an alleged kidnapper at his home: https://bit.ly/3kZk0kk
Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the difficulties in getting the 2020 CFB season off the mark (0:17), the Big Ten getting “bullied” into playing (9:21), the commitment of coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (25:42), Southern University’s band and Spencer’s time playing in the Florida band (34:44) as well as revisiting the Jake Garcia high school transfer situation in Valdosta Georgia (38:14).
Help Me, Help You

Help Me, Help You

2020-09-2201:02:091

Bomani calls another meeting for the support group of fans of “sorry teams” (0:55), shares why he doesn’t need to apologize for Anthony Davis’ success in the WCF (21:40) and wonders whether or not Michael Jordan is going to try and play cards with Bubba Wallace for his paycheck now that they are joining forces (35:40). Plus, an IYHH with feral pigs runnin’ wild around North America (41:48) and voicemails of the worst hot mic incidents that you have witnessed (53:51). IYHH Stories @DianeEPeters in @TheAtlantic on the billions of dollars in damage being caused by wild pigs: https://bit.ly/3iTXIQr @MaryMeisenzahl on the acrylic helmet with HEPA filters from MicroClimate called Air: https://bit.ly/2RPDlb4 @ReedAlbergotti on the impact that wealth is having on health in a changing global climate: https://wapo.st/35Ykq61
Bomani chats with friends Desus and Mero about the vacation they went on together to Amsterdam (1:42), cultural overlap with rap music knowledge (10:41), their new book “GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX” (16:40) as well as the perks of being with Showtime and how it differs from their previous work (38:07). Plus, their thoughts on the NBA bubble and the Clippers crashing out of it to the Nuggets (42:34). Be sure to check the guys out on the the rest of their virtual book tour, you can get tickets here: https://bit.ly/33G5vur
Chain Snatchin'

Chain Snatchin'

2020-09-1501:03:262

Bomani Jones weighs in on Cam Newton’s debut with the Patriots, including him almost getting his “chain snatched” in a postgame scuffle (1:05). Bo turns up the heat on old quarterbacks across the NFL (15:17) and has a PSA for fans of "sorry" teams (29:15). Plus, an IYHH with orange skies up-and-down the west coast (42:07) and your voicemails from the time you got kicked out the paint like Daniel House in the NBA bubble (53:07). IYHH Stories @tanyachen on YouTube demonetizing influencers for encouraging people to ignore COVID safety: https://bit.ly/35LECrE @sarakileywatson on how raging wildfires are creating a hellish red sky on the west coast: https://bit.ly/35DH0Rm @erindonnelly on the Texas teacher who racked up miles virtually taking her students around the country: https://yhoo.it/2E6ZFty
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Comments (94)

Marcell Wesley

cowboy fans won't out number Raider fans we coming from LA and oakland

Oct 22nd
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Marcell Wesley

the clutch talk wasn't that funny

Oct 15th
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Joe DeFoe

Delta Connection still has two flights a day to Atlanta from Valdosta. I landed at Valdosta once when my Atl Brunswick flight was diverted by storms.

Sep 26th
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Steve Jones

Minute 26: Talking about groups going to small towns to tear it up... that Happened out here in Snohomish. They caught wind of protesters from Seattle coming into their town. It comes to reality that it was from an alt-right twitter page. Later a group went to Snohomish to protest in front of the Seattle Police Chief's home. Snohomish is 1 hour away from Seattle in a different county. Grasp that.

Sep 9th
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Christopher Smith

Michael's comments at 20:15--straight 💎💎💎💎💎 #Facts

Sep 5th
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Eiji

This is aspirational podcasting here!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾😂😂😂

Aug 26th
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Douglas Phenix

This episode really inspired me to hear about 40 year old black folk talking about how they are loving what they do and the bumps y'all have had in life as a middle 30 year old. Great to hear about y'all doin ya thing.

Aug 13th
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Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

good

Jul 17th
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Eiji

You can’t make a sandwich with bread that bad!!!🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Stay Gold!!!

Jul 10th
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Iam Djtrebble

Quarantine BO is that dude.

Jun 12th
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Eiji

He out here racing against the X-Men!!! 😂🤣😂 Bo, Stay Gold!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

May 27th
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SMSimon

Bo, you sure as hell better not be telling an off mic Eddie Vedder story. I gotta hear that!

May 19th
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Marcell Wesley

Bo is the shit!!

May 15th
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Jovon Williams

Love the podcast! Especially when Shannon comes on I die every single time the Cam soundboard starts rolling!!!

Mar 27th
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Trayon Robinson

I have been a listener since I first heard he had a podcast. real nigga here

Feb 20th
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Marcell Wesley

bomani is that guy

Feb 19th
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Damon Stephens

DJJ did the same dunk over and over and over just from different angles. There should not have been multiple OT rounds. After regulation finished with a tie, the total points scored should have been the tie breaker, end of contest.

Feb 18th
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Eiji

🔥🔥🔥 comments about Dwyane Wade. Stay Gold!!!

Feb 12th
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Eiji

🔥🔥🔥 content as usual Bo, but this one, man. Stay gold.

Jan 29th
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Armando Chinchilla

finally someone talks smart about Kobe. Kudos Bo

Jan 29th
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