PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — The 68th Episode of the People’s Podcast is here and, it’s entering March like a Lion going all Hoops — College & Pro.
First, we hit on the FBI’s investigation of numerous college hoops programs — including North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, USC…and Michigan State. Yep, the Spartans got caught in the net. But, instead of going after the players or the programs, this show goes after the NCAA whose antiquated and hypocritical culture is largely to blame for this foolishness. We go after why the players need to be paid — in actual money, not in “clothes” or “education” or gum — and how that can start to fix this mess.
Then, we hit the Dallas Mavericks situation where yet another poisonous case of office culture had been exposed as the NBA gets dinged by the #MeToo movement. A toxic, misogynistic office culture has made Dallas the NBA’s poster child for harassment and they become the litmus test for how the league will handle cases of this. The league has said it will create a confidential hotline for anyone who has been harassed. The Mavericks hired Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T executive who led some of their diversity initiatives. While that seems like they’ve learned their lesson, the red flags still exist.
Plus, the Big Ten Tournament is in New York City. Why, tho?
PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —Welcome back to the Mothership, everyone. After being preempted last week due to my work at the NFL Draft here in Philadelphia, The People’s Podcast is back with a little bit of the fun of the draft — including a lot of boos from the Philly faithful, a heartfelt and profane promo from a 1st round pick, and some A+ Heel work from Roger Goodell and Drew Pearson. I also make fun of the Fyre Festival, plus a dose of reality as racism once again barges into the room during a sporting event as that good ol’ fashioned 1940s style racist behavior once again rears its ugly head in Boston.
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PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — I’ve been a fan of professional wrestling since I was 5 years old. 1984. The year before what would become a yearly tradition known as WrestleMania would begin. I was a WWF (now known as WWE) guy to start and as a kid you couldn’t tell me a damn thing about Wrestling. Saturday and Sunday mornings were the time for Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and the Ultimate Warrior. When I got a little older, Saturday nights at 6:05 joined the party when the NWA (eventually known as WCW) came into my life. Suddenly, Ric Flair and the Horsemen, Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, and Sting were added to the rotation. In 31 years, I’ve seen damn near everything good and bad about pro wrestling. With WrestleMania 32 coming tomorrow, and me having a brand new podcast, I figured I would do the first of what will hopefully be many shows dedicated to Professional Wrestling. Not “Sports Entertainment.” PRO WRESTLING.Continue reading JSC Radio – Episode 5: WrestleMania
DETROIT (JSC) — Greetings, people. It’s once again time for another edition of #TBTonJSC. This week, we’re talking heroes. In the couple of days that have passed since Charles Ramsey became the most hilarious hero this side of Darkwing Duck, I got to thinking about what this week’s #TBT would feature and it immediately hit me. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a child of the 1980s (Not to be confused with being an 80s Baby — I was born in 1979). One of the best things about having grown up in the 1980s were the TV shows. In many cases, the shows had some of the greatest theme songs ever. Often the theme would be better than the show. Whether it was Diff’rent Strokes, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., Dallas, The Thundercats, or one of the numerous variations of The Cosby Show, TV came very strong. The TV of the 80s is why I think today’s television stinks. One 1980s show, however, had arguably the best theme ever: The Greatest American Hero. The actual name of the song is Believe It or Not. It got as high as #2 on the Billboard charts in 1981. It was legit. I was much too young to have seen much of the show’s original 1981 to 1983 run. I was just 4 years old when it was cancelled. In terms of the show itself, truthfully, it was straight basura on wheat toast. The premise of it was that this English teacher is visited by aliens and given a suit that gave him weird super powers. Unfortunately, he loses the instruction manual (!!!) and has to figure out how the damn thing worked for himself. The fact that show lasted two years, in my opinion, was that kick-ass theme song. Anyone who is over the age of 30 already knows how that song starts. Welp, in honor of Charles Ramsey, this week’s #TBTonJSC is the first of what will be many great TV theme songs from the 1980s. Let’s Go.Continue reading #TBT on #JSC (May 9, 2013): Hero Worship