Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers
The football world is buzzing after a most peculiar week. First, 10-man Manchester City valiantly fell to crosstown Manchester United, in a loss that felt like a win. Then, retirees across England appeared to have ditched their walkers, forgone the Early Bird Specials, and sprung back to life as saviors of Clubs in Crisis. To top it all, a velvet-blazered leprechaun accepted FIFA’s Ballon d’Or as the world’s player of the year. Interesting indeed.
But fear not. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett return to make sense of these “developments most strange,” reveling in the peculiar brilliance of the FA Cup. Plus, the Men in Blazers are joined by particularly fashion-forward ESPN analyst and ex-Liverpool legend Steve McManaman to discuss how the league has changed since his retirement. The main difference: far more red cards. Also, better hair products.
Listen to Wednesday’s podcast here:
Michael Davies and Roger Bennett host Men in Blazers live on SiriusXM Ch. 92/207, Mondays and Fridays 9 a.m. EST. Follow the show on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, and sign up for the GFOP newsletter.
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“Actually, the last thing we shot with Matthew [McConaughey], which was really great because we got to surprise him, was from episode seven when Marty’s watching the video tape Rust stole from the Tuttle house and Matthew has his back to Woody. We start rolling and I keep it going and we gather the entire crew right outside the storage unit. We slammed the doors open, which kind of shocked him for a second, and then the whole crew was there to clap for him. It was pretty awesome.”