Another mammoth sporting retrospective comes to an end. Our favourite American, Greg Blanchard joins us to review 2013 in Baseball, Ice Hockey, Baskeball, American Football and Soccer (or football if you’re Euro-inclined).
We feature a special rant on Manchester United, and a bold prediction from Greg on the Superbowl (we recorded this back in January), as well as our sporting awards for the heroes and villains of 2013. (more…)
In part three of our 2013 review show we look at the sports of cricket, cycling and athletics.
Be warned, it was a huge year in cricket with two Ashes series so cricket talk takes up the vast majority of the show. If you really hate cricket, skip to around the 1 hour 50 mark.
The belated retrospective of 2013 continues, as we look back on the past year in Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Formula 1 and Parasport. (more…)
It’s that time of the year when we start our look back on the 2013 sporting year.
Part one of our review of the year covers Rugby Union, Rugby League, Sailing, Darts, Snooker, Horse Racing and Swimming.
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We look at one of the greatest feats in the history of sailing, when back in 2005, Ellen MacArthur broke the world record for sailing around the world solo. Given the nature of the sport, we felt it wise to have guest-hosts who actually know something about sailing. Former guest, Laura Fudge returns to the show, joined in tow by her husband, Gareth,
We battle a few sound gremlins, as we widen the discussion to include the topic of female representation in sport, as well as Britain’s curious relationship with sailing.
After the closing theme tune, we have a brief conversation about sports sponsorship and how the episode would have turned out, were it not for the Fudge’s assistance. (more…)
We induct British cyclist Victoria Pendleton into our Hall of Fame. We cover her rivalry with Anna Meares, her love/hate relationship with the sport and the impact of her career on the next generation.
In our latest Top 5 countdown, we take a look at one of sport’s most compelling arenas. That of the rivalry. For clarity’s sake, this episode is about rivalries that take place between teams, rather than individuals. (more…)
Both Jonathan and Shane go back to 1999 for their events. Shane goes back to Villa Park for the FA Cup Semi Final replay between Manchester United and Arsenal.
While Jonathan introduces a new sport to the podcast, skateboarding, as he covers Tony Hawk’s ground breaking 900 at the X-Games in San Francisco.
Given the tragic recent events in Boston, we changed our schedule, and highlighted why the Boston Marathon is such an important event. Especially when Kathrine Switzer took to the course back in 1967.
Not only running against the 26.2 miles of the course, but also against sexist rules and gender politics, Switzer helped to change the world for women everywhere. (more…)
We return to our regular routine with a look back at the career of Grete Waitz. Not only did her exploits in the marathon mark her out as a legend, but she also went about breaking new ground – not only for female athletes, but challenging the perception of women as “the weaker gender”. (more…)