The Arab Spring came to Manchester this weekend as an outstanding City humiliated ten-man United. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review that seismic victory and the rest of the Premier League slate, including Mario Balotelli’s philosophic musings, Iraqi supporter scarves, and Andre Villas-Boas’ turn as a high school mean girl.

The Men In Blazers are then joined by proper broadcaster and comedian John Oliver, who has just become Liverpool Football Club’s Most Famous Fan in Exile after the recent death of Muammar Gaddafi. The conversation quickly turns to human anatomy though as John shares his life-changing bathroom encounter with former Arsenal striker Alan Smith. All in the name of association football.

Listen to Wednesday’s podcast here:

ESPN.com Podcenter

Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

Previously on the Grantland Network:

The Solid Verbal

David Jacoby and Jalen Rose

Jonah Keri

Michael Davies and Roger Bennett host Men In Blazers on SiriusXM Ch. 92/207, Mondays and Fridays 9 a.m. EST. Follow them on Twitter at @embassydavies and @rogbennett or check out meninblazers.tumblr.com.


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The Arab Spring came to Manchester this weekend as an outstanding City humiliated ten-man United. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett review that seismic victory and the rest of the Premier League slate, including Mario Balotelli’s philosophic musings, Iraqi supporter scarves, and Andre Villas-Boas’ turn as a high school mean girl.

The Men In Blazers are then joined by proper broadcaster and comedian John Oliver, who has just become Liverpool Football Club’s Most Famous Fan in Exile after the recent death of Muammar Gaddafi. The conversation quickly turns to human anatomy though as John shares his life-changing bathroom encounter with former Arsenal striker Alan Smith. All in the name of association football.

Listen to Wednesday’s podcast here:

ESPN.com Podcenter

Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.

Previously on the Grantland Network:

The Solid Verbal

David Jacoby and Jalen Rose

Jonah Keri

Michael Davies and Roger Bennett host Men In Blazers on SiriusXM Ch. 92/207, Mondays and Fridays 9 a.m. EST. Follow them on Twitter at @embassydavies and @rogbennett or check out meninblazers.tumblr.com.


Follow Grantland on Twitter or check out Grantland’s Facebook page.

Read more of The Triangle, Grantland’s sports blog.

Contact us at triangle@grantland.com