Are you not entertained?
Episode: 5, Season 2
Hosts: Roger Mitchell - Grant Williams
Guest/s: Goal - Own Goal
Today, much of what sport has always meant to true fans, has been lost in a blizzard of corporate communications, fireworks and froth. As a result, the attachments, that were once so strong, seem more trivial in the global age of televised sport as entertainment. What was once authentic, is increasingly staged. In this podcast, we’ll get back to the things that sport has always meant to true fans.
Season 2, Episode 5: Grant and Roger discuss realpolitik in sports. Having “shameless liars” as fit and proper owners; who really cares about international football; closing an eye to drugs and shoes in athletics; Wagatha Christie; gangsters running Italian football; the Tokyo International Allstars in rugby; and PR disasters from the NBA in China. It doesn’t get any richer than that.