DiscoverThe Right Time with Bomani Jones
The Right Time with Bomani Jones
Claim Ownership

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

Author: ESPN, Bomani Jones

Subscribed: 17,581Played: 807,284
Share

Description

Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.

261 Episodes
Reverse
Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins Bomani Jones to discuss his upbringing on the West Side of Chicago through the lens of the recent film “Judas & The Black Messiah” (2:30). The guys discuss civics, community organizations and the social construct of “race” (8:05). They talk about the self-esteem of “Blackness”, his push for diversity in the coverage of the NBA and much more (26:09).
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that he’s accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on “Music for the Movement” and the cover of “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future (29:47). Black History Always is the second volume in The Undefeated’s exploration of protest music in America. The project examines the history of social injustice by reimagining iconic songs by and for Black America with contemporary artists and producers. Thematically, volume 2 balances the continued hardships impacting the Black community while finding space to celebrate Black beauty and provide messages of hope.
Who Hurt You?

Who Hurt You?

2021-02-2301:07:492

Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldn’t appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards’ thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being “reluctant” to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you “tried” an adult like a teenager did at a 7-on-7 tournament (51:33). IYHH Stories @EOckerman on why police in Portland Oregon were guarding discarded food: http://bit.ly/2NBS9LM @GioBenitez on the plane that landed safely after dropping debris outside of a Colorado house: http://gma.abc/3dzWPN0 Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper: http://n.pr/3ukfemO
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they “used to be” and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).
Accountability

Accountability

2021-02-1658:49

Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilson’s change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not it’s warranted (1:12), J.J. Watt’s “mutually agreed upon” release and why it’s a false equivalency to Deshaun Watson’s situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyle’s short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because “we” have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss at work (30:44) and your voicemails from an encounter with the “boot” man (43:10). IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on if holograms could be the next innovation in the post-pandemic workplace: http://wapo.st/3bgnZ8G Laine Welch of http://www.alaskafishradio.com shares that one Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now: http://bit.ly/3u2EVYV @MichelleEWiley on the 700 anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the Bay Area over the pandemic: http://bit.ly/2Zn456y
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roy’s recent taping of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes “leaders” attractive (47:24).
One of the Guys

One of the Guys

2021-02-0901:10:39

Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the legacies of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes following their performances in the Super Bowl. What context should we view Brady in now that he’s a 7-time Super Bowl winner at the age of 43 (1:18)? What are the chances that Patrick Mahomes’ career turns out to be more of the same, or could this spell the end of dominance a la Dan Marino (22:44)? Bo also puts you up on game on just how much of a “G” Al Davis was, in light of the most recent “30 for 30” “Al Davis vs. the NFL” (32:53). Plus, an IYHH with a Utah charter school trying to “opt out” of Black History Month (42:18), and your voicemails from what made you “quit” playing football (56:49). IYHH Stories @MattEganCNN on Wall Street keeping close tabs on “WallStreetBets”: http://cnn.it/3a4Vf3p @mikerothstein on EA Sports’ plan to revitalize their CFB video game: https://es.pn/2N9F8ZB @emilyreanderson on the Utah school allowing students to opt out of Black History Month: http://bit.ly/3cXK3HW The Right Time Recommends "Al Davis vs. the NFL", a "30 for 30" film
Dominique Foxworth joins Bomani Jones to discuss Bo busting his lip lifting weights and city snowball fights (4:35), as well as fights that have come from going a little “too far” with it (14:19). They then get into which football players in history had the most violent playing styles (28:32). The guys share their takes on what the Super Bowl means for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, which somehow gets them to talking to talking about the “Million Man March” (38:15). Finally, they weigh in Brett Favre telling Deshaun Watson to hush up and play ball (54:44) as well as “Courtside Karen” vs. LeBron James (1:03:50).
Stock Valuations

Stock Valuations

2021-02-0259:551

Bomani Jones discusses the Rams and Lions swapping QB’s in Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford (1:08). He discusses them as overvalued stocks, why he’ still not “ready” for the Super Bowl to be here (16:08), and how the passing of legendary Temple head coach John Chaney reminds him just how remarkable the situation with the Brooklyn Nets is (20:24). Plus, an IYHH with an explainer on the “GameStop” stock situation (31:41), and your voicemails from when you put in “all the effort”, just to get dunked on (47:39). IYHH Stories @alex_kirshner shares all the ways the GameStop roller coaster could stop: http://bit.ly/3j9kggO @stephiekrik on caviar shortages, sewage overload, and more. COVID-19 winter in the Hamptons for @VFHive: http://bit.ly/3rfDCDL @noahyoo on the new Spotify patent that involves monitoring users’ speech to recommend music: http://bit.ly/3aw7G7k
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant of ESPN discuss the “Rooney Rule” and the general absence of Black head coaches on the NFL sidelines following the Texans’ hiring of David Culley and quarterback Deshaun Watson’s official trade request in its wake (1:24). Baseball’s Hall of Fame did not elect new members this year, and the guys discuss what constitutes a “Hall of Fame case” as well as whether or not changes need to be made to the process (40:36). Plus, Howard shares his thoughts on the passing of baseball legend Henry Aaron (50:23). The Right Time Recommends "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" by Howard Bryant
Credit Where Credit's Due

Credit Where Credit's Due

2021-01-2601:07:384

Bomani Jones discusses the winners of Championship Sunday in the NFL, Kansas City and Tampa Bay (1:13). He dishes on the individual performances of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and whether or not the forthcoming Super Bowl amounts to the “greatest” matchup of quarterbacks in history, as well as the “end of the road” for the Bills and Josh Allen. Plus, new Lions head coach Dan Campbell deserves credit for the diversity of his staff (18:47), recollections of Hank Aaron following his passing (29:53), an IYHH that offers reassurance about your “quarantine bod” (45:31), and we hear your voicemails from when getting a friend a job went all bad (54:20). IYHH Stories @hannahsmothers_ answers, how bad is quarantine for my body?: http://bit.ly/36c3et1 @ZoeSchiffer on Instacart firing every employee who voted to unionize: http://bit.ly/2YfPp8T @AmandaDrane on the League City woman who alleges Apple stole her emoji designs: http://bit.ly/3iTiHU3 The Right Time Recommends "The Black Godfather" on Netflix
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
Give A Damn

Give A Damn

2021-01-1901:02:55

Bomani Jones discusses the “Final Four” of the NFL Playoffs (1:06), including why the Saints electing to keep rolling with Drew Brees may have cost them a Super Bowl, as well as why they should be the first in line regarding Deshaun Watson’s availability in a trade from Houston. He also gets into why Kevin Durant’s level of play should be good news for the Warriors (16:44), and the NFL getting close to completing a head coaching carousel without hiring a Black coach (26:20). Plus, an IYHH with Bow Wow’s concert in Houston (38:42) and a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King and how he would have been received in present times following the holiday bearing his name (50:05). IYHH Stories @RashaFierce on criticisms of Bow Wow for performing at a crowded nightclub amid COVID-19: http://bit.ly/2XYti6o @NellieBowles on tech companies who can’t leave the Bay Area fast enough: http://nyti.ms/2N9FiQr @csreinicke on calls to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour: http://cnb.cx/3nYrTaN
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what he’s up to these days (36:13).
True Champion?

True Champion?

2021-01-1201:05:402

Bomani Jones discusses Alabama’s win over Ohio State in the National Championship (1:00), including just how the Crimson Tide became so dominant and whether or not it is the “best” way to crown a champion. He then delves into why America is not ready for this weekend’s Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson matchup (22:37) and why D’Angelo Russell asking members of the press for their reactions to last week’s events at the Capitol was so important (30:56). Plus, an IYHH with tech companies flexing their muscles (44:58) and your voicemails from the time when you were “kicked out” of somewhere (56:33). IYHH Stories @anastasiat on Tracy Chapman winning a lawsuit against Nick Minaj: http://n.pr/3oFYLX1 @jacknicas on how Parler, became a test of free speech: http://nyti.ms/39lNTqM @sherifink on LA County urging ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate: http://nyti.ms/3bxgE6q
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Nation’s “Thinking Out Loud” try to find the humor in the moment (0:22), including horse policeman at the “Bayou Classic” and things we tolerate in sports coverage that we do not tolerate in news coverage (16:03). Plus, they discuss coaches that didn’t get fired this year and why Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher finishing the season is the “best” possible position (21:05), Georgia HC Kirby Smart allowing Ohio State QB Justin Fields to leave the program years ago (34:56) as well as how great Alabama WR Devonta Smith can be (49:14) ahead of them matching up against each other in the National Championship game.
Did I Say 'We'?

Did I Say 'We'?

2021-01-0501:01:33

Bomani Jones resurrects his annual NFL coaching carousel conversation as it relates to the “Rooney Rule”, including Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy’s candidacy for the most attractive jobs on the market (0:55). He also shares his reactions to Texas replacing HC Tom Herman with Steve Sarkisian (22:31) and whether or not Warriors G Stephen Curry’s 63-point game against the Trailblazers means he owes him an apology (30:57). Plus, an IYHH with dancing robots (44:05) and your voicemails from when you “mailed it in” on the job (52:48). IYHH Stories @heybellman says in NYC, waiting for a COVID-19 test is a business opportunity: http://n.pr/3pQdAX5 @hiltzikm warns that Wall Street can bet on the price of water now, watch out: http://lat.ms/2Xdq3Yz @BostonDynamics robots are at it again: https://bit.ly/3baQK8p The Right Time Recommends... "White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism" by Kevin Kruse
Bomani and Michael Smith discuss why the Lamar Jackson game from Monday night was a “legendary” performance (1:05), HBCU homecoming’s (10:01), and why James Harden is a symbol for when making accommodations for superstars goes wrong (19:22). Plus, the most important discussion of the year, Tecmo bowl as the “greatest” video game ever and fictional characters that balled-out in dynasty mode on Madden and NCAA Football (45:42).
Subtext & Baseline Part 4

Subtext & Baseline Part 4

2020-12-1501:14:24

Bomani discusses the heroics of Lamar Jackson under pressure (of a different kind), and relates it to the incorrect assumption that he “has it out” for Josh Allen (1:05). Plus, Keyontae Johnson’s scary situation at Florida and why it is the “most important” thing happening in sports right now (26:06), Cleveland’s baseball team (not really) changing its name (35:56) as well as the finale of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Myron Medcalf (45:03). He gets the final word on whether or not players are getting “used” by the system and what the NCAA is doing to try and keep elite players from “skipping” them as a stop on the way to the NBA.
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss “culture Wednesday’s” on Get Up and showing up to high school parties ready to fight (0:21). Plus, truth-telling analysis of Bills QB Josh Allen and the difficulties in the passing game vs. the run that statistics tend to ignore (16:06), bad coaching as well as colleges or organizations that transform players for the rest of their careers (42:25) and much more. The Right Time recommends... "Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment" by Bruce Feldman
loading
Comments (99)

Olive Adams

Thanks for the update and quick reply. I'll be sure to keep an eye on this thread. Looking for the same issue. Bumped into your thread. Thanks for creating it. Looking forward for solution. https://www.mypascoconnect.website/

Feb 22nd
Reply

Fred Cusanelli

This has become the go-to black-xplianing podcast. I am aware black people are better at sports than white people. Have been for years.

Feb 11th
Reply

Tyeson Rogers

being a Trumper is the cutoff mark Bo. Fuck my white friends if that's what they support. Tom Brady isn't dumb he's known Donald for years. GTFOH

Feb 9th
Reply

Ndabenhle Ngcobo

29 minutes. Aaron tribute, Bo cold.

Jan 26th
Reply

Christopher Reed

We used to run Dynasty mode in college. like 6 of us. You had to start with a 3 star school and move your way up. Then we would upload the classes to Madden. The most moves you will ever see in the first round of a draft man lol.

Jan 12th
Reply

Marcell Wesley

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

Oct 22nd
Reply

Marcell Wesley

the clutch talk wasn't that funny

Oct 15th
Reply

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
Reply

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
Reply

Christopher Smith

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

Sep 5th
Reply

Eiji

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

Aug 26th
Reply

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
Reply

Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

good

Jul 17th
Reply

Eiji

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

Jul 10th
Reply

Iam Djtrebble

Quarantine BO is that dude.

Jun 12th
Reply

Eiji

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

May 27th
Reply

SMSimon

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

May 19th
Reply

Marcell Wesley

Bo is the shit!!

May 15th
Reply

Jovon Williams

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

Mar 27th
Reply

Trayon Robinson

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

Feb 20th
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store