It was a beige weekend of Premier League action, a favorite color of the Men In Blazers. In this week's pod, the poppy-wearing gentlemen ruminate on the legacy of Sir Alex Ferguson, Neil Warnock's Mom Jeans, and the everlasting career of American keeper and WWI survivor Brad Friedel.
But it's not all EPL talk. As Michael and Roger ready for the latest international break and the prospect of England vs. Spain, they're joined by Srdjan Darmanovic, Montenegro's ambassador to the U.S., who sheds light on the Brave (and wise) Falcons before their 2012 Euro playoff clash with Czech Republic.
Sod the tactics. In this week's podcast, the Men In Blazers bear witness to a new era of EPL footie, where goals rain heavy and defense is a mere afterthought. The gentlemen examine why so many teams are leaking so many goals this season, praise Robin van Persie's class, consider Steven Gerrard’s medical mystery, and dig deep into John Terry’s downfall via the 7th century theological musings of a karma expert.
Plus, Michael offer listeners some advice he once received from his father — never hunch in the rain.
It was all about the derbies in England this past weekend as traditional local rivals endeavored to once again smite each other. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett discuss the biggest Premier League storylines, including the virulent three-part harmonies of supporter groups, the evil malice of Luis Suarez (better known as Liverpool’s Anne Hathaway), and the David Copperfield-coined phrase “anticipointment” surrounding iconic Arsenal.
In this week's pod, the Men In Blazers learn that Manchester United players are mortal, praise Shawn Bradley's English doppelganger Peter Crouch, heatedly debate Fernando Torres' fragile mental psyche and delve into the Telegram Capsule to answer your questions and offer an update on the fundraising campaign to make Everton America's Team. Thanks to an anonymous sheik, they're now 0.007 percent of the way there.
Plus, after a lifetime of being disappointed by players, teams, results and the England national team, eternal optimist Michael Davies and "Glass Half-Full" Roger Bennett discuss the most and least disappointing players of the young Premier League season.