Grantland Network Podcast: Men in Blazers

Mario Balotelli The current Premier League season continues to be predictably erratic. Manchester United resume their traditional script, winning late against Blackburn on Monday, while the rest of the league fails to decide on any discernible, consistent plotlines. In this week’s podcast, Michael and Roger contemplate the weekend’s action featuring all of the favorite Men in Blazers’ characters — Mario Balotelli’s self-destructive ways, Andy Carroll’s inexplicable dive, and Joey Barton’s disdain for statistics.

But it’s not all about the glamorous teams at the top of the table. The blazered men analyze the battle against relegation at the bottom. While they can decide on one of the teams set to move down at the season’s end (so long, Wolverhampton!), the other two teams leave Michael and Roger at odds.

Of course, none of this football really matters in the wake of Giorgio Chinaglia’s death on Sunday. The Cosmos legend was the Greatest Friend of the Pod and a dear colleague at SiriusXM. He forever changed the landscape of America’s Sport of the Future and we’re eternally indebted to him.

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Previously on the Grantland Network:
The Jalen Rose Show
The Basketball Jones
Men in Blazers

Michael Davies and Roger Bennett host Men in Blazers live on SiriusXM Ch. 92/207, Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. EST. Follow the show on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook, and sign up for the GFOP newsletter.

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