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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.
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Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).
Perception Problem

Perception Problem

2020-02-1801:04:174

Bomani Jones weighs in on the most entertaining bits from All-Star Weekend, including Kyrie Irving getting elected VP of the NPAPA, the changes to the format of the All-Star Game itself and controversy in the dunk contest scoring (1:57). Bo shares why player justice won't make the Astros apologize for the sign-stealing scandal (19:48). Can you ever remember a team soft-peddling like what is happening with John Beilein and the Cavs (36:52)? Plus, an IYHH including Millennials actually saving for their retirement (46:53) and your voicemails from a great idea you had that was stolen (53:55).
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

2020-02-1301:01:263

Bomani Jones is joined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to chat about how the issues presented in "Vick", the latest 30 for 30 documentary, are permeating through the culture right now. They discuss black quarterbacks in the league historically like Warren Moon and Randall Cunningham (2:24), bringing people from your childhood along with you professionally (12:06), the stigma behind dog fighting and Vick's rehabilitation (18:01), players utilizing the power they possess (35:22), code-switching (52:15) and more. Plus, what's next for him (55:29)?
For The Love Of The Game

For The Love Of The Game

2020-02-1101:00:112

Bomani Jones wonders what kind of following does the XFL need to break even despite fielding a league of "sorry" players (1:55). Why do we feel the need to speak Taysom Hill into existence as a franchise QB when you already have Teddy Bridgewater on your roster (15:53)? Dwyane Wade sets an example for all parents and Bo tells you why (29:42). Plus, an IYHH including a hydrogen-powered superyacht (39:28) and your "wrastlin" destruction voicemails (50:59).
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss his newest book, "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field". They dish on the inspiration for the book (1:52), Jay-Z's relationship with the NFL (7:35), why some athletes avoid their "black-ness" and how it contributes to the segregation of locker rooms (17:05). Plus, paid patriotism in the NFL (31:51) as well as what role Colin Kaepernick has to play in our culture going forward (45:38).
Michael Vick: A Complex Path

Michael Vick: A Complex Path

2020-02-0600:22:342

After being named a captain in this year's Pro Bowl, Michael Vick faced a new wave of criticism. Animal advocates and football fans alike point to Vick being sent to federal prison for his involvement in dogfighting. Between Vick's initial NFL run, his time served and his return to football following that sentence, he has a complicated story. Ahead of tonight's "30 for 30" documentary, ESPN's Bomani Jones explores the context of Vick's career, his ongoing path to redemption and what his legacy will be.
Casualty Of Progress

Casualty Of Progress

2020-02-0400:56:514

Bomani doesn't take too much pleasure in being right most times, but in the case of Jimmy Garoppolo he does (1:56). He shares why the 49ers were a "casualty of progress" and covers Jay-Z's interview in the New York Times about his involvement with the NFL as well as problematic Super Bowl commercials (15:19). Plus, the role LeBron James played Friday night as Staples Center remembered Kobe Bryant (27:22), an IYHH including fare evasion in NYC's subway system (34:09) and a midseason version of #HesStillInTheLeague (45:05).
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports discuss Kobe Bryant's career after his passing (4:26). They look back on how his arc in the league compares with contemporaries Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal (22:09). Plus, the loyalty of the "Kobe-stan" (40:11), his relationship with other players in the league and much more (51:10).
Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

2020-01-2801:04:346

In an emotional edition of the show, Bomani shares his thoughts on the loss of Lakers and basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. He discusses the disbelief he felt in the aftermath of the news (1:24), why he means something different to every one of us (20:30) and how he won over his on-the-court detractors (36:18). Plus, an IYHH including a new level of security for Tinder users (50:24) and a few more of your Kobe voicemails (58:51).
Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.
A Family Affair

A Family Affair

2020-01-2101:00:232

Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).
Spencer Hall of SB Nation

Spencer Hall of SB Nation

2020-01-1601:04:471

Bomani and Spencer Hall look back on the National Championship and examine just what a perfect storm LSU's miraculous season was (1:17). They also get into why what Clemson has accomplished is just as unique (17:29), Odell's $100 handshakes post-game (28:39), coach Ed Orgeron's ties with the Governor's office in Louisiana (37:05), the chances we'll see Bobby Petrino back in CFB (45:24) and more. Plus, why Eminem was the last person in the world to "get" the internet (1:02:02).
Cheating The Game

Cheating The Game

2020-01-1400:59:523

Bomani reacts to LSU's big win over Clemson in the National Championship, including just how far the program as well as coach Ed Orgeron have come to get here (1:24). Punishment has been handed down to the Astros for "stealing signs", Bo dishes on why "dorks" are hurting the game (16:57) as well as why Marshawn Lynch is a treasure to be celebrated (29:41). Plus, an edition of IYHH with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "stepping away" from "Royal" life (39:09) and your voicemails from when "the game was cheating" (52:20).
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the effectiveness of the "Rooney Rule" in the aftermath of Joe Judge's hire in New York (3:38). They weigh in on why it shouldn't be up to people of color to "solve" the problem of the lack of minority head coached in the league and how that same prejudice extends to other positions on the field. Plus, they weigh in on the postseason (39:40), how lit Baltimore will be if Lamar Jackson delivers a Super Bowl (45:10) and why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's legacy will be everlasting (50:22).
Old People Playbook

Old People Playbook

2020-01-0700:59:275

Bomani weighs in on the hiring of Mike McCarthy by the Cowboys, including the reported night he spent over at Jerry Jones' house to seal the deal (1:57). Nobody wants to say Tom Brady is washed, but Bo will say it (14:02). Plus, enjoying the misfortune of Saints fans (26:37), the first IYHH of 2020 featuring millennials getting scammed on the internet (35:58) and your New Year's resolutions for athletes and celebs (51:03).
Bomani is joined by former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn in the last episode of 2019 to chat about his sorry Giants (1:02), the parallels between Dave Gettleman and Tom Coughlin (12:07), if Philip Rivers is done (28:25) and the Super Bowl picture in the AFC (33:52). Plus, sizing up the QB's in the College Football Playoff (42:34), the misery of the Knicks (50:05) and much more!
Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary

2019-12-1701:06:02

Bomani weighs in on the possibility that Urban Meyer may return to coaching in the NFL (0:38), controversy surrounding several cadets from College GameDay at Army-Navy (19:15) and radio host Tom Joyner's retirement as it relates to #BlackFamous (31:17). Plus, an IYHH with Kanye and Jay-Z reunited (46:09) as well as the final voicemail segment of 2019 with "why I quit football" stories (54:51).
Mina Kimes

Mina Kimes

2019-12-1201:01:444

Bomani and Mina Kimes break out the receipts on Lamar Jackson and discuss how predictable (or not) his rise has been (2:45) as well as how he compares to other QB's from that draft class in Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. Plus, how Joe Burrow fits the "Josh McCown Principle"(19:59), assessing Tom Brady's chances at making the Super Bowl this year (26:55) and whether or not Ryan Tannehill should be taken seriously (47:00).
Dedicated To Your...Kraft

Dedicated To Your...Kraft

2019-12-1000:47:285

Bomani weighs in on more accusations of spying by the Patriots and admires the dedication despite what it may mean for their legacy (0:38). He also shares why he can sympathize with Odell Beckham Jr. for wanting out of Cleveland (10:42) and why we may be about to fall off a cliff in the quality of QB play across the NFL (19:28). Plus, an IYHH with robocalls killing the art of the conversation (30:22) as well as your voicemails from the time you "caught an L" and lived to tell the tale (38:45).
Exploit My Outrage, Fat Joe

Exploit My Outrage, Fat Joe

2019-12-0500:48:411

Bomani dishes on comments made by 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan about Lamar Jackson's "blackness" (0:35) and LSU QB Joe Burrow's long goodbye to the student section since "he never really sees them" in class (16:12). Plus, Fat Joe joins the show to discuss his final album before retirement (22:25). What should you expect from "Family Ties?" They also get into how he's able to change up his style to fit the times as well as his love for the Knicks (38:12).
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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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Eiji

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ comments about Dwyane Wade. Stay Gold!!!

Feb 12th
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Eiji

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ 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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Jamie Bryon Hinton

the first caller and you hit it perfect. I feel like you about celebrity deaths, but this one got me way more than I ever thought it would. I cried a day Sunday, I'm a 37 years old man with three kids and it all is just confusing

Jan 28th
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Eiji

Gadget Man ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Jan 8th
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Jerrel Cannon

i love this show! You and Shannon are great together

Dec 31st
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Gregory Mason

Humourous and knowledgeable with a different perspective. I think Bomani is one the sharpest minds in the media.

Dec 16th
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Eiji

On brand mayo? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Dec 13th
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Punkfake

Les Wexner - not Len Wexler

Dec 3rd
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Christopher Reed

Hey No, I have a question do any former players ever become bagmen?

Dec 2nd
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8nykspree

i wonder what Bomani's stance is on the Kaepernick iss...wait , no i don't. Quickest ff to the Melo segment.

Nov 20th
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SMSimon

Mind blown with that MMJ reference!

Oct 18th
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8nykspree

About to give this a listen, and i hope you destroy LeBron on this pod as he deserves.

Oct 15th
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William M Westcott

And acting like Morey sitting down after getting pressure to bow to authoritarianism plays against him or his message rather than showing the power and risk of standing up to authoritarianism. is either disingenuous or ignorant, and I donโ€™t believe you are ignorant.

Oct 15th
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William M Westcott

Oh yeah and I didnโ€™t even mention re-education champs. And acting like Morey taking down the tweet because he knew it was wrong is disingenuous because itโ€™s fairly obvious that his higher ups and the league called him on it. I had higher hopes for Bomani but it turns out heโ€™s sucking that China teat just the same as the rest of Disney. And acting like the nba players having an awkward time because of his tweet is equivalent to the human rights violations being committed by China is pathetic. You are pathetic Bomani. Itโ€™s been years but. Unsubscribes:(

Oct 15th
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William M Westcott

People fighting for freedom from a single party dictatorship is not complicated Bomani. I was hoping you had more integrity than you do.

Oct 9th
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Punkfake

Les Wexner - not Len Wexler

Oct 9th
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Paul Turner

poor audio quality, sorry you can't have an hour of my time...

Aug 30th
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