The Right Time with Bomani Jones

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 Oct 10, 2021

Worth a listen
 Mar 19, 2021
Mr. Jones keeps the dopeness coming with this podcast. One of the most unique voices in sports and glad the podcast will now have 3 shows a week.

 Feb 12, 2021
Love the show!!

 Jun 23, 2020
Great Pod. Bo is thoughtful and always funny. Way more than just a sports podcast. I can see that turning some people off, but I really appreciate his perspectives.

I am not a Hater
 Jun 10, 2020
5 star host 5 star show


Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Episode Date
Foxworth Friday: 'NBA 75', Deshaun Watson to Miami? Also, Simmons updates
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the "NBA 75" and how every company knows what their lists do (0:27). Plus, how the Sixers are handling the Ben Simmons situation (11:22) and the recent trade rumors surrounding Deshaun Watson (34:47).
Oct 22, 2021
Mina Kimes talks Ben Simmons, the NFL and the guy with a really unfortunate name!
Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss Sixers F Ben Simmons getting suspending for acting up at practice, how the Nets are handling the Kyrie Irving saga and names that you can’t use anymore in light of Brooklyn’s David Duke Jr. (1:24). Plus, the two discuss where they got it wrong with evaluating Bills QB Josh Allen and Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (24:33).
Oct 20, 2021
Don't do It, Coach O!
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the news that LSU and their head football coach Ed Orgeron will be “separating” following the conclusion of the season, and all of the wild stories behind the scenes that got us to this point (1:35). Plus, Washington fails to honor former DB Sean Taylor when they retire his number (26:58), an IYHH including why artificial intelligence could make cars "racist" (36:42) and your voicemails from when your parents embarrassed you (45:45)! IYHH Stories @_theodorekim says AI Flaws could make your next car racist : @willoremus shares lawmakers’ latest idea to fix Facebook: regulate the algorithm: @jeremybmerrill says scammers are scooping up misspelled cryptocurrency URLs to rob your wallet:
Oct 18, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Locker Room 'misjudgment', Kyrie's IG Live, the jokes with Gruden
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss The Rock's rap skills (1:40), why there's still room to joke about this Jon Gruden thing (6:10), locker room "misjudgment" in terms of scrapping it out (19:28) and Nets PG Kyrie Irving's IG Live where he finally spoke on his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine (33:55).
Oct 15, 2021
Nets pull Kyrie and DeMaurice Smith discusses Gruden's Emails
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the Nets’ decision to not allow PG Kyrie Irving to play or practice until he complies with COVID-19 vaccine mandates (0:34). Plus, NFLPA president DeMaurice Smith joins to discuss the now former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s emails, which contained much more than just the racial epithet directed towards him (18:05).
Oct 13, 2021
Where are Y'all?
Bomani Jones dives into a big weekend across sports, such as Oklahoma's win over Texas or the Bills topping the Chiefs (1:23). Plus, he breaks down the situation regarding Raiders coach John Gruden (10:28), and gets to an IYHH that includes Facebook's big outage (34:34) as well as your voicemails from when you came across a future pro and lost miserably (43:15). IYHH Stories @cathythorbecke breaks down Facebook’s outage from last week that took over 5 hours to fix: @bxchen shares that ‘stalkerware” apps are proliferating. Protect yourself: @jonswaine shares how an IG star’s $7 million mission to rescue Afghani civilians didn’t work:
Oct 11, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Bo's announcement, more Urban Meyer and Seth Wickersham on his new Patriots book
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Thursday's announcement that Bo is extending with ESPN to keep doing The Right Time while also having a TV show at HBO called "Game Theory". The two guys also continue to break down the rapidly unraveling situation for coach Urban Meyer with the Jaguars as well as welcome ESPN's Seth Wickersham to talk about his book on Brady and Belichick titled "It's Better to Be Feared". The Right Time Recommends... "It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness" by Seth Wickersham
Oct 08, 2021
Elle Duncan on Urban Meyer, Kyrie Irving, and her short-lived singing career
Bomani Jones and Elle Duncan discuss how her recording career evolved into sports analysis (2:20) as well as Jaguars coach Urban Meyer’s recent transgressions and subsequent dishonesty (19:34). Plus, whether or not guard Kyrie Irving will actually "get the jab" and play for the Nets in home games this season (33:22).
Oct 06, 2021
It's a G-Funk Thang, Baby
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the happenings from Week 5 in the NFL, but more importantly, the announcement of a "G-Funk" Super Bowl Halftime show. Plus, an IYHH including the ground exploding in Siberia and your voicemails from when you "tried" your old man (or moms). IYHH Stories @beckyferreira shares that the ground is literally exploding in Siberia: @JacquiPalumbo shares that a Danish museum lent an artist $84k, so he kept the money and called it ‘art’: @EOckerman says a study has found that half of young American kids have lead in their blood:
Oct 04, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'Good' Cowboys, instinctive defenders and Tom Brady's return to New England
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss how the Cowboys being “good” is great for business (1:23), as well as the difference in instinctive play vs. study with defenders historically like Hall of Famers Troy Polamalu of the Steelers and Ed Reed of the Ravens (6:00). Plus, the guys dive into Tom Brady returning to New England, including whether or not his former coach Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft can continue to coexist (25:25).
Oct 01, 2021
David Aldridge talks PTI's 20th Anniversary, Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving
Bomani Jones chats with legendary journalist David Aldridge of The Athletic about PTI’s 20th Anniversary (1:40), Ben Simmons wanting “out” from Philadelphia (13:52) as well as Brooklyn’s Kyrie Irving and his stance against taking the COVID-19 vaccine (30:08). Plus, why the drastic changes with Boston and the Lakers of Los Angeles have gone under the radar (39:00).
Sep 29, 2021
Guilty of Association
Bomani Jones weighs in on a story in Rolling Stone about the perception that the NBA has a problem with vaccine detractors ahead of the start of their season, which centers around star Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets. Plus, why Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looks "finished", an IYHH including a reunion tour for The Fugees and your voicemails from when the game "was cheatin'"! IYHH Stories @gabriels_geiger shares that young Scandinavians are sticking nicotine pouches up their asses: @jemaswad shares that The Fugees have reunited for a “The Score” 25th Anniversary Tour: @kamilakudelska says media fascination with Petito Mystery looks like racism to Native Americans:
Sep 27, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'The Journey', being confident in your abilities, Fox's trip to Ravens-Chiefs
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss having confidence in your abilities and trying new things following Bo’s talk at The Soho House in NYC this week (2:20). Plus, how "the journey" defines you (20:13) and Foxworth’s trip to see Ravens vs. Chiefs in Baltimore with his son and dad (40:14).
Sep 24, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Ben Simmons Situation
Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss all of the angles of Sixers star Ben Simmons communicating that he will not be returning for Sixers training camp (1:18). What is the history with trading players of his caliber and what could Philadelphia get in return (17:04)? Also, the guys discuss the timing of it all and whether or not Damian Lillard is long for Portland (33:24).
Sep 22, 2021
Dirty Secrets
Bomani Jones shares his reactions to Lamar Jackson leading the Ravens to victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF (1:37), as well as Deshaun Watson’s continued unexplained absence for the Texans (14:10). Plus, an IYHH including rapper Nicki Minaj’s claims about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles in Trinidad (23:32) and your voicemails from the worst instances of “hearsay” you’ve ever witnessed (43:10). Although, it ended up really just being the wildest lies! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown says Roomba’s AI may avoid dog feces now, but data security issues persist: A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: @EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend doesn’t have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister:
Sep 20, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Looking back on NFL Week 1, ahead to Week 2
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the overreaction to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson in national television games (1:50), how that relates to the weight put on he and Bills QB Josh Allen’s shoulders to carry their respective offenses (4:57), how impressive Buccaneers DT Vita Vea is (16:58), whether or not Saints QB Jameis Winston is “changed man” post-eye surgery (24:10), if QB Baker Mayfield will be the one to hold back the Browns and much more (31:20).
Sep 17, 2021
Spencer Hall on Saban, USC...Also the director and author presenting 'Blood Brothers' on Netflix
Bomani Jones chats with Spencer Hall about Alabama coach Nick Saban’s propensity for “deez nuts” jokes (1:20), as well as USC firing coach Clay Helton and how it reflects on cross-town rival UCLA (18:08). Plus, Bomani welcomes author Johnny Smith and filmmaker Marcus A. Clarke to discuss “Blood Brothers”, the Netflix documentary based on Johnny’s book of the same title about the relationship between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali (34:04).
Sep 15, 2021
Don't drink the Kool-Aid
Bomani Jones takes you through his Week 1 in the NFL experience (1:46), including his computer-drafted fantasy team, the bad streak of luck for Texans QB Tyrod Taylor, Bills QB Josh Allen’s “Kool-Aid” and the delay in Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s contract talks (19:54). Plus, an IYHH including the rise of Dollar Stores (30:20) and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing you’ve seen someone do just for attention (43:29). IYHH Stories @abhabhattarai says Americans have increasingly been relying on “The Dollar Store” for groceries and other everyday needs: @lindaholmes says the Mike Richards ‘Jeopardy!’ fiasco was maddeningly predictable:
Sep 13, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Finding dignity in work, Dak's doubters & remembering Michael K. Williams
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss finding dignity and purpose in work once your playing days are over and Domonique’s piece about Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, including what he has to do to convince people he’s the real deal. Plus, the guys remember actor Michael K. Williams following his passing, who famously played the character of “Omar Little” in the HBO series “The Wire”. The Right Time Recommends "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance "Sex, Lies and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment" by Shaun Assael
Sep 10, 2021
Joel Anderson catches up on Bishop Sycamore
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate catch you up on the saga that is Bishop Sycamore, a controversial high school football team that made news in recent weeks (5:43). Bomani also takes time to gloat about winning his own charity trivia tournament on the podcast (1:30) and discusses Presbyterian College, where the head coach refuses to call for "punts" (39:04).
Sep 08, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Learning the art of debate, Justin Tinsley on 'The King of Crenshaw'
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth chat about the art of the debate and share stories of how they have sharpened their skills over the years against the likes of Around The Horn legends, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith (1:21). Plus, Bomani’s eclectic musical taste (22:53) and Justin Tinsley of The Undefeated joins the guys to chat about his new 30 for 30 podcast about Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle called “The King of Crenshaw” (41:46). The Right Time Recommends... 30 for 30 Podcasts:
Aug 27, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Finals, Nick Wright on NFL Season
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 chat about the upcoming NFL season, including how Nick feels about QB Pat Mahomes and Kansas City, what’s going on with Patriots QB Cam Newton, Bills QB Josh Allen’s chances at a repeat of last year’s breakout season and more (1:18). Plus, it is time for the finals of The Right Time Charity Trivia Tournament! Friend of the show Howard Bryant faces off against Bomani (36:57).
Aug 25, 2021
All of a sudden, It became a War
Bomani Jones discusses sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson finishing last in her first event since getting banned from the Olympics for weed (1:23) and the stereotyping of Black quarterbacks like Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (19:02). Plus, an IYHH including signing bonuses being offered to school bus drivers (30:26) and the best stories from that friend in your crew who always takes things just a little too far (43:05)! IYHH Stories @abhabhattarai says “welcome back to school!”, where everything is seemingly in short supply: @SumanNaishadham shares that Western states are facing their first federal water cuts: @brettmolina23 discusses Zoom’s new feature that aims to keep kids from getting distracted:
Aug 23, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Semis Matchup Two & Draymond-KD Interview
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss matters of principle with parenting your kids and Draymond Green’s interesting Bleacher Report interview with former Golden State Warriors teammate Kevin Durant (1:13). Plus, matchup two of the semifinals in The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Howard Bryant and Joel Anderson face off against one another(27:27).
Aug 20, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Semis Matchup One, Shannon Penn on the NFC East
Former show producer Shannon Penn chats with Bomani Jones about how he thinks his Giants will do in the NFC East this year, as well as whether or not they should re-do the old Disney movie “The Program” (1:15). Plus, we have arrived at the semifinals of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Shannon faces off against Bo in the first of the two matchups (24:27).
Aug 18, 2021
Avert Your Eyes!
Bomani Jones gives you the blow-by-blow from the most exciting part of the NFL preseason, the big brawl in the stands at the Rams-Chargers game (1:11). Plus, why fans shouldn’t get too hyped up about the performance of rookie quarterbacks so far (15:56), as well as an IYHH including China creating a “blacklist” of karaoke songs (22:13) and your voicemails from the wildest thing you’ve heard at a barbershop (34:14)! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown asks how should self-driving cars make life or death decisions? Ideally, they won’t: Koh Ewe of @vice shares that China is making a “blacklist” of bad karaoke songs:
Aug 16, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Four & Schröder’s Bet
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss new Celtics G Dennis Schröder’s unfortunate bet on himself in NBA free agency and why teenagers being “bad liars” led to a lot of tall tales before the age of social media (1:04). Plus, it's matchup number four of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Howard Bryant and Spencer Hall face off against each other (30:14).
Aug 13, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Three, Anthony Jeselnick talks comedy and his unique style
It's matchup number three of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Friends of the show Mina Kimes and Joel Anderson face off against each other (1:09). Plus, one of Bomani’s favorite comedians Anthony Jeselnick joins to discuss his unique style, "bombing" on stage and why he and Bo are kindred spirits of appearing to be unapproachable (18:24).
Aug 11, 2021
All Personality
Bomani Jones shares some thoughts on the passing of legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, including how he changed the game and why some things he said before he passed won't be what Bo would like to remember (1:14). Plus, an update on Lamonte from Italy (20:47), an IYHH including an unruly Frontier Airlines passenger (29:00) and your best voicemails from "quitting" on the job (43:07)! IYHH Stories @caroIineanders shares that the cost of items like bacon and eggs will soon rise in California: @EECastilloAP shares that Mexico is suing US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll:
Aug 09, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup Two & Michael Felder, the most interesting man in the world
Bomani Jones is joined by Michael Felder of Stadium in place of Domonique Foxworth to discuss why his range of skills make him quite possibly the most interesting man in the world as well as the downstream effects of the NIL deal for college athletes, being a former player at UNC himself (1:23). Plus, it's matchup number two of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Bomani faces off against friend of the Show Michael Smith (44:23).
Aug 06, 2021
Charity Trivia Tournament Matchup One, Jermaine O'Neal on his new 'Malice at the Palace' doc
Bomani is joined by former Indiana Pacers F Jermaine O’Neal to discuss his new Netflix documentary on the “Malice at the Palace” called “Untold”, including the story he wanted to tell, how dramatically the stigma around mental health has changed over the years and the lasting effects on their reputations. Plus, it's matchup number one of The Right Time Trivia Tournament! Nick Wright of FS1 faces off against former TRT producer Shannon Penn (24:59).
Aug 04, 2021
Number One Lamont
Bomani Jones finds “the funny" in the Olympics thus far (1:12), including why there are many swim strokes compared to only one running "style", as well as the circumstances around Lamont Marcell Jacobs winning the 100 meter dash for Italy. Plus, American gymnast Simone Biles returns to the mat for one final event, an IYHH including "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" resurfacing and your voicemails from when you "tried to fight" your old man! IYHH Stories @AndrewLimbong shares that Martin Shkreli’s lost Wu-Tang album has been sold by the feds: @josephpisani shares, Amazon wants a key to your apartment building: @rachelerman shares that healthcare chatbots have been on the rise during the pandemic:
Aug 02, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Aaron Rodgers, 'coming into money', maintaining friendships into adulthood
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Aaron Rodgers “going in” on the haters at his press conference upon returning to the Packers (2:04), what it’s like to come into money and feel out of place in different spaces, the remaining vaccine detractors across the NFL and Saints WR Michael Thomas delaying his surgery (26:15). Plus, how skilled or not skilled the guys are at video games these days as well as why it’s hard to keep childhood friends all the way to adulthood.
Jul 30, 2021
Joel Anderson on The Olympics, Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC
Bomani and Joel Anderson discuss some of the more somber stories coming out of The Olympics from Tokyo, including gymnast Simone Biles' decision to step away from competition and why the pressure they experience is something we can never truly grasp (3:11). Plus, the guys get into Texas and Oklahoma's decision to bolt the Big 12 for the SEC (23:52).
Jul 28, 2021
Ticking Time Bombs
Bomani Jones discusses the remaining vaccine detractors across the NFL in the context of the league’s ruling on forfeited games and salaries due to COVID breakouts, as well as the Texans treating QB Deshaun Watson like the allegations of sexual misconduct against him “never happened” (21:45). Plus, an IYHH including Jeff Bezos’ trip to space (31:09) and your voicemails from when your partner ditched you for a future pro (48:47)! IYHH Stories @cademetz asks the question, can A.I. grade your next test?: @julianzelizer shares that Texas has “declared war on history”: @alinaselyukh on former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space flight and cringeworthy comments on who paid for it:
Jul 26, 2021
Foxworth Friday: News breakers, 'Big Slims', UNC vs. NC State hatred
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss how news breakers like Adam Schefter can save any “slow news day” (1:15), “big slims” across NFL history like Julius Peppers and Deacon Jones (7:40), why there’s no love lost between NC State and UNC (20:59), athletes at the Olympics doping (30:51) and more!
Jul 23, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Bucks' Championship, Giannis and 'Super Teams"
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the Bucks winning the NBA title and what Giannis and the rest of the franchise had to do to get here, including possibly the greatest player development story “in the history of the NBA” (1:10). Plus, why the quality of stars across the league and this Finals result is proof you don’t need a “super team” to win in this era (28:32), awkward postgame pressers (44:35) as well as much more!
Jul 21, 2021
Top of the Mountain
Bomani Jones discusses why this NBA Finals could be the “coronation” of Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo (1:19) and why the COVID issues surrounding the Olympics spell bad news for everyone involved (17:04). Plus, an IYHH with a Lego-covered gun (if you can believe it) (26:49) and your voicemails from the “worst” haircut you ever received (41:31)! IYHH Stories @publicbill shares that a “toy-like” gun covered in Legos has sparked an uproar: @IGNMattK shares that Netflix will make video games:
Jul 19, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Espy's, NYC Weed Vans & the NBA Finals
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss bluntly honest children and if you're allowed to give it back to a 4-year old (1:35), being recognized by fans - except they can't remember your name or they confuse you with J.A. Andande (17:30). Plus, who deserves credit for the Buck's turnaround against the Suns in the NBA Finals (36:00).
Jul 16, 2021
Howard Bryant talks MLB All-Star, language barriers & Team USA basketball
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant discuss when the last time we had an MLB commissioner that we liked (2:30), Stephen A. Smith’s comments about Shohei Ohtani after the all-star game and the gap between Asian and Latino players (6:45), and why they’re not going to talk about Team USA beating Argentina after losing to Australia and Nigeria (25:30) and much more!
Jul 14, 2021
Is There Any Pride Left in Olympic Basketball?
Bomani Jones applauds Giannis for fighting through his poor free throw shooting during the NBA playoffs (0:50), and questions if there’s any pride left in Olympic basketball after Team USA’s recent loss to Nigeria. (12:25). Plus, an IYHH including why we’re paying more for less - even if we don’t notice it - thanks to “shrinkflation” (23:30) and your voicemails from the time your mom came up to the school (39:10).
Jul 12, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Holding Institutions accountable, Sha'Carri Richardson controversy
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the burden that comes with being a “sub six-foot” point guard like Chris Paul (1:20), as well as why institutions like the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Dodgers can’t be counted on when it comes to investigating issues of sexual assault (13:30). Plus, Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics marijuana controversy (35:10).
Jul 09, 2021
Spencer Hall definitively on the NIL
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall discuss college athletes’ newfound ability to profit off of their “name, image and likeness”, including what makes Miami and Ohio State’s situations unique (6:55), how schools may try to get around the rules to further pay their athletes (26:18), which former "rebels" we need to pay homage to in this new world order (37:11) and much more! The Right Time Recommends: Spencer's new subscription site: ...also on Twitter @Channel6_feed
Jul 07, 2021
Foxworth Friday: 'Insurance fraud' and 'bad' coaching in the NBA Playoffs
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the “insurance fraud” and "bad" coaching in the Eastern conference semifinals (1:50). Also, coach Ty Lue and forward Paul George carry the Clippers as they battle against the Jazz (25:56) as well as rumors coming out of the Mavericks following GM Donnie Nelson’s departure (33:11).
Jun 18, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. on Juneteenth and COVID vs. the NBA Playoffs
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. attempt to digest the news of a positive COVID test for Suns guard Chris Paul and Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard being held out due to an unspecified knee injury (1:30). Plus, the guys react to Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday (21:26).
Jun 16, 2021
Show Some Respect
Bomani Jones raves about Game 4 of Bucks-Nets bringing us back to a different time in playoff lore (1:34), and the Suns finishing off the Nuggets despite the lack of public adulation (13:24). Plus, an IYHH including “funny money” becoming accepted currency in El Salvador (27:51), and your voicemails from when you came up against a future pro and lost (36:54)! IYHH Stories @wapodavenport says you are now free to move about the cosmos…if you can afford it: @jeffgernst on Bitcoin to become a national currency in El Salvador:
Jun 14, 2021
Foxworth Friday: NFL COVID-19 vaccine detractors, questioning 'Space Jam 2' & the Suns' gorilla mascot
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the multitude of NFL players that have chosen not to get vaccinated and why it seems to have broken the "peer pressure" culture of football (1:27). Plus, why Bomani is surprised to see the affection and nostalgia for “Space Jam 2” (17:50) and why the Suns bouncing the Lakers from the postseason has reminded them to question the existence of the Suns’ gorilla mascot (22:45).
Jun 11, 2021
Peter Rosenberg on his new album 'Real Late', navigating social commentary
Bomani Jones is joined by Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 to talk about how the two know each other, including his time at Maryland “hating Duke” following the news of coach Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement (1:51). They get into his new album “Real Late” (7:46), the level of work and expertise in putting it together and how each of them has dealt working in the media with difficult to navigate social issues (25:46).
Jun 09, 2021
Now, You Have My Attention
Bomani Jones goes in on the Mavericks for bowing out to the Clippers despite the heroics of Luka Doncic (1:21) and shares why he is re-thinking getting back on the Hawks “narcotic” (17:56). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon using your “Echo” to build a wi-fi network (29:51) and your voicemails from that time when you went to extraordinary lengths to retrieve “your money” (41:01). IYHH Stories @publicbill shares the ‘time has come’ for a global pandemic treaty, WHO says: @NathanBomey on Tesla activating cabin camera for monitoring drivers using Autopilot: @brettmolina23 on Amazon’s ‘Sidewalk’ feature that will share your internet connection:
Jun 07, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Coach K to retire, the decline in entertaining sports
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth react to the news that Duke’s legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming season and discuss how the obsession with championships shapes affection for teams (1:41). Plus, why you see less of the entertaining moments that endear you to people, like Luka Doncic barking at Pat Beverly and Trae Young bowing to the fans at MSG after eliminating the Knicks (31:32).
Jun 04, 2021
Howard Bryant reacts to Ainge and Osaka
Bomani Jones is joined by Howard Bryant of Meadowlark to react to the developing reports that Danny Ainge is stepping down from his position with the Celtics to be replaced by head coach Brad Stevens, as well as why Boston faces the same challenges teams like the Jazz and Suns face for team building (2:26). Plus, what Naomi Osaka’s decision to pull out of the French Open says about the press coverage of tennis (29:08).
Jun 02, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Player-Fan altercations, Kyrie returns to Boston, Eugene Chung
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the racial tenor in fan interaction with players given recent altercations including Russell Westbrook and Trae Young during the NBA Playoffs (1:10). Plus, Kyrie Irving’s sentiments about racism during his time with the Celtics as the Nets' series ships up to Boston (25:28) and former NFL coach Eugene Chung’s comments on discrimination in NFL coaching circles (38:01).
May 28, 2021
Nick Wright dissects early NBA Playoff action
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the latest action from the NBA Playoffs, including the Clippers going down 2-0 to the Mavericks (1:45), why Bo has to admit his confidence in the Nuggets is shaky and how the Lakers may match up with them in a possible series (18:43). Plus, who will be the last team standing in the East (27:42) and what should we make of Jazz G Donovan Mitchell “beefing” with his own organization (35:42)?
May 26, 2021
Much Needed
Bomani Jones breaks down what he liked and didn’t like from the opening games of the NBA Playoffs with fans back in the stands. He gets into the Lakers losing Game 1 to the Suns (1:23) and Trey Young barking back at Knicks fans (15:11). Plus, author Bruce Feldman joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book ‘Cane Mutiny to discuss why the Miami dynasty didn’t continue on, what life was like during his time as a student there, how he developed the idea for the book and much more (28:23)!
May 24, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Analytics aesthetically changing the NBA, and more Kwame Brown!
Bomani Jones gives Domonique Foxworth a chance to react to his and Spencer Hall’s chat about Stevie Wonder from Wednesday (1:22). They then get into how analytics have affected the aesthetics of the NBA (9:15), as well as finish with more discussion about the ongoing beef between former NBA players Kwame Brown and Matt Barnes (32:04).
May 21, 2021
Spencer Hall talks Kwame Brown, but mostly Stevie Wonder
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall chat about the far-reaching tentacles of the Kwame Brown saga (1:37). They also take a deep dive into Stevie Wonder’s career, and discuss the marvel of his talent at such a young age as well as the level of innovation he brought to the game (17:41).
May 19, 2021
Cognitive Dissonance
Bomani Jones recaps the Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony from this past weekend, including the inductions of Rudy Tomjanovich and Kobe Bryant (1:13). He also shares the cognitive dissonance the NBA must be feeling now that the Lakers will be playing the Warriors in the play-in tournament (14:26). Plus, an IYHH including real estate prices soaring around the world (27:03) and your voicemails from “quitting on the job” (40:31)! IYHH Stories @ByMikeBaker on the hefty legal fees being charged to the Boy Scouts estate in their bankruptcy case: @hannaziady on the pricing surge that’s happening in housing markets around the world:
May 17, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Tebow Mania Part 2 & J Cole
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth talk about the return of Tim Tebow to the NFL (2:00) – how this time will be different because the young up and coming players don’t hold him is as high of regards as the previous generation (10:00), will he even be a threat at TE (29:00) and much more. Plus, J Cole has signed to play with a Rwandan basketball team (41:00). 
May 14, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill On NBA Play-In Games, Power Balance Of The East
Bomani Jones talks to Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports about all the Knicks fans that have come out of hiding (3:00), why the Celtics’ long-term plans haven’t come to fruition (10:00), the Nets’ defensive problem headed into the Playoffs (24:00), is this the year that the 76ers need to make a title run on the back of Joel Embiid’s stellar play (30:00) and Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook having outstanding seasons for mediocre teams. 
May 12, 2021
NBA Play-In Games, Georgia's NIL Bill & Book Club Part 3
Bomani Jones talks about how the NBA Play-In Tournament has the perfect amount of tension, on and off the court, to get you ready for the NBA Playoffs, and Georgia has signed a NIL bill for college athletes which will get them paid – but to what extent (12:00). Plus, Joel Anderson of Slate joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman (25:00) to discuss the eras of coaches Butch Davis and Larry Coker at Miami, what prevented the dynasty from continuing to roll on, the player that typified it all for him and much more!
May 10, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Is Brian Gudenkunst really Jerry Krause?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss what in the world the Packers are going to do about their disgruntled QB Aaron Rodgers and how they found themselves in this position (1:05). Does GM Brian Gutekunst even know what he has in backup QB Jordan Love (15:39)? Plus, Rodgers’ comparison of Gutekunst to former Bulls GM Jerry Krause, the value of the dual-threat QB in the league today and much more (28:30)!
May 07, 2021
David West & André Gudger of the Professional Collegiate League
Bomani Jones welcomes former NBA forward and COO of the Professional Collegiate League David West and entrepreneur André Gudger of Next Level Sports and Entertainment to break down the scope of the PCL following their TV distribution deal, including balancing investment with activism, the extent that the league will center athletes and how it will add value to their future careers post-athletics (15:03). Plus, what their dealings with the NCAA have been like thus far and more (21:29)!
May 05, 2021
Am I a Dummy?
Bomani Jones examines Aaron Rodgers’ failed “Draft Day” attempt to force a trade away from Green Bay and how the Packers have handled transitions away from their Hall of Fame QB’s (1:58). He also applauds coach Kyle Shanahan for “not being a dummy” and drafting QB prospect Trey Lance at #3, exposing the “dumbest draft narrative in the history of draft narratives” (18:32). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon opening up a hair salon in London (31:29) and your voicemails from encountering the “repo man” (42:00)! IYHH Stories @AbbyLeeHood on how viewers have turned to content creators for mental health support during the pandemic: @BrodyFord_ on Doordash drivers “gaming” an algorithm to increase their pay: @whitneykimball on Amazon opening a hair salon:
May 03, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Remembering Draft Days Past
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth laugh about their fits during the live edition of the podcast from the prior week and discuss having family in the military since Dominique’s son is obsessed (8:10). Also, how did Domonique spend draft day (19:53), how the NFL Draft became such a cottage industry (30:02), Bomani’s problem with the popularity of streamers like Logan Paul and more!
Apr 30, 2021
Shannon Penn on the Knicks!
Bomani Jones welcomes former The Right Time producer Shannon Penn back to the show to discuss the return of the New York Knicks to relevancy and the underperformance of the Celtics (2:08). Plus, they get into Twitter talking about Babe Ruth being Black, again, and more (27:55)!
Apr 28, 2021
Fair Questions & Book Club Part 2
Bomani Jones tries to get a handle on why this NBA season feels “different” and why viewership is down (1:19). His theory, in a word, LeBron. He also touches on the IOC “banning” athlete protests from the 2021 Olympic games (17:28). Plus, former ‘Canes RB Alonzo Highsmith joins for the next installment of The Right Time Book Club on “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman to discuss playing under Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami, as well as how the team balanced swagger with discipline and much more (24:08)!
Apr 26, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Right Time Live!
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth join for a show in front of a live audience for the first time to look back on college and the Black fraternity and sorority experience. They also delve into the obscurity of NFL draft analysis, including the lack of criticism for White QB’s, player types that have "evolved" out of the game and more (20:00). Plus, an IYHH including President Joe Biden’s German shepherd going for training after biting two people (40:54) and your “why I quit football” voicemails (54:32)! The Right Time Recommends @Foxworth24 on how Seattle’s Richard Sherman pick in 2011 changed the next 10 years of the NFL
Apr 23, 2021
Elle Duncan on the Derek Chauvin verdict and remembering Prince
Bomani Jones and Elle Duncan react to the news of officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd (2:55), as well as why the response from professional sports teams like the Las Vegas Raiders can miss the mark (13:53). Plus, remembering Prince five years after his death (38:01).
Apr 21, 2021
Return to Competency
Bomani Jones is pleased with the New York Knicks’ return to “competency” following Pelicans F Zion Williamson speaking glowingly about playing at Madison Square Garden (1:22). He also compares the story of a mistaken identity that evolved around Rams DL Aaron Donald over the weekend to a WWE wrestling brawl (16:16). Plus, an IYHH including an angry octopus (26:08) and your voicemails from the most awkward date that you have ever been on (36:25)! IYHH Stories @IvanPer4 on NY state leaders agreeing to legalize recreational marijuana: @peterjholley on Houston’s Third Ward still not having running water following a February storm: @bydanielvictor on “the angriest octopus”, who attacked a tourist on an Australian beach:
Apr 19, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Trevor Lawrence speaks, Jayson Tatum shares
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the racial lines across different spaces and events, such as with “Freaknik” in Atlanta (2:14). Also, the Sports Illustrated interview with NFL Draft prospect Trevor Lawrence, and subsequent criticisms of his “love” for the game (17:08) as well as Celtics F Jayson Tatum sharing the after effects of his bout with COVID-19 (32:18).
Apr 16, 2021
Howard Bryant on Minnesota & the World of Sport responding to Daunte Wright's Murder
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant discuss the public response to Daunte Wright, another Black man in the Minnesota area who recently lost his life at the hands of the police (0:48). They get into the response from professional sports teams and outspoken individuals like Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (12:07). Plus, a discussion on the racial makeup of NBA rosters, past and present (35:49).
Apr 14, 2021
Losing My Mind & Book Club Part 1
Bomani Jones questions the genius of 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan if he is indeed targeting QB prospect Mac Jones with the #3 pick (1:22) and shares how he will remember the rapper DMX following his passing at the age of 50 (16:00). Plus, it’s the first installment of this year’s Book Club with guest Spencer Hall, discussing coaches Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson in their time at Miami for chapters 1-4 of “’Cane Mutiny” by Bruce Feldman (26:41). Having trouble finding "'Cane Mutiny" by Bruce Feldman? Read it online here: Also, check out Spencer's Charity Bowl here:
Apr 12, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The Masters, Hubert Davis at UNC, Dehsaun Watson
Bomani Jones and Dominque Foxworth discuss the #TwoAmericas in horn honking and door knocking, the wealth of The Masters (8:41), as well as Hubert Davis getting introduced as the first Black MBB coach of North Carolina (13:45). Plus, the guys update the Deshaun Watson situation after the majority of his sponsors have bailed on him (23:58). Show Announcement Sign up for our first live show! Seats are limited:
Apr 09, 2021
Mike Golic Jr. talks NFL Draft analysis and more!
Bomani Jones is joined by Mike Golic Jr. of “Chiney & Golic Jr.” and Highly Questionable. The two guys chat about Mike’s childhood and time growing up in the shadow of his dad at Notre Dame (0:43) as well as coverage of the NFL Draft, including why people seem to take others’ word about prospects rather than actually getting to know them themselves (16:00). Plus, who the “best” player in this draft is and his “why I quit playing football” story (38:04)!
Apr 07, 2021
Bomani Jones reacts to Gonzaga’s victory over UCLA in the Final Four and connects it to the “reasons” behind the retirement of legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams (1:13). He also shares why the Braves’ response to MLB moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta hurt him personally (15:27). Plus, an IYHH including the impact of blockage in the Suez Canal (29:00) and your voicemails from heated Twitter beefs that you have had (43:24). IYHH Stories @ReedAlbergotti on the dangers of trusting the Apple App Store after someone’s life savings was stolen by a fake app. @greene on Amazon picking a Twitter fight over claims that workers resort to urinating in bottles. @concertina226 on the cost of the Suez Canal blockage.
Apr 05, 2021
Foxworth Friday: The 17th Game, Pro Days & Justin Fields
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the NFL deciding to add a seventeenth game to the schedule starting in the 2021 season, including who it negatively impacts the most (04:35). Plus, it’s pro day season ahead of the NFL draft (24:37) and the “dog whistles” have come out in quarterback analysis on prospect Justin Fields from Ohio State (34:05).
Apr 02, 2021
Michael Smith on getting old, KD and the Internet, voting in Georgia
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss being “grown” in the social media era (0:46) and how old is too old to get into a scrap like Kevin Durant did with Michael Rapaport (8:13). Plus, they discuss whether or not the fight over voting rights in Georgia is cause for MLB to try and move this year’s All-Star Game (30:53). The Right Time Recommends "The Social Network" documentary on Netflix
Mar 31, 2021
More Questions than Answers
Bomani Jones questions the motives of 49ers decision makers Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch and their future planning at the quarterback position, following their trade up to the #3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft (1:13). He also shares concern for the future of college basketball following his observance of a lack of talent and phenomenon during the Sweet 16 of Match Madness (14:22). Plus, an IYHH including a study about America “putting on the pounds” in the pandemic (25:49) and your funniest voicemails from when someone “quit on the job” (41:54). IYHH Stories @RoniNYTimes on a recent study into weight gain during the COVID-19 pandemic: @kyurieff shares that Google doubling down on office space despite the rise in remote work: @dalvin_brown on Facebook’s plan to let you control augmented reality with your thoughts:
Mar 29, 2021
Foxworth Friday: QB commitments, NFL TV deals & free agency money
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss NFL front offices juggling the stock of their starting Quarterbacks like Mitch Trubisky and Jimmy Garoppolo in Chicago and San Francisco respectively, in light of the Bears signing Andy Dalton and tweeting out “QB1” from their admin account (0:40). Plus, they dish on the future of “money” for the NFL through the lens of the television deals that were just signed (13:04) and how a player’s “money” gets affected when signing in free agency (29:02). Foxworth also tells a story of what it was like to play in a “contract year”.
Mar 26, 2021
3x Champion Bruce Bowen bounces around the NBA
Bomani is joined by friend of the show and three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to catch up and discuss the NBA season (3:50). They get into the development of players across the league and touch on funny stories from playing in Europe early in his career. Plus, sifting through the top stories in the West (15:59) and East (27:32) like LeBron James’ injury, Phoenix’s resurgence, Nikola Jokic’s MVP-caliber play, the evolution of Kevin Durant’s game, the Celtics’ issues and much more!
Mar 24, 2021
Eyes Wide Shut
Bomani Jones discusses why LeBron James’ injury should end calls for an MVP case that doesn’t really exist (1:14), as well as why the inequities between men and women as far as treatment by the NCAA at March Madness go much deeper and are more problematic than you may know (21:24). Plus, an IYHH including a Florida homecoming queen that “stuffed” the ballot box (31:20), and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing that you bought with a big check (42:17). IYHH Stories @jakecoyleap shares that Black-led projects are under-funded according a McKinsey report on Hollywood: @brbarrett on Netflix’s password-sharing crackdown: @ambiej on the Florida teen, and her mom, being arrested for rigging a homecoming queen vote:
Mar 22, 2021
Foxworth Friday: Quarantine parenting, NFL free agency and Deshaun Watson
For the debut of #FoxworthFriday, Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss “leveling-up” on parenting in the last year (3:42) and whether or not the Patriots’ free agency spending spree to surround QB Cam Newton with talent makes Bill Belichick look desperate (15:36). Plus, the recently surfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against Texans QB Deshaun Watson (33:33).
Mar 19, 2021
Nick Wright catches up on the Super Bowl, NBA MVP conversation
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the worst football-watching experience of Nick’s life, when Kansas City lost the Super Bowl to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay (1:35). While discussing the movement of NFL free agency, they weigh in on the problematic language in transactional GM “cosplay” and whether or not Deshaun Watson getting dealt could be the first of its kind (19:39). Plus, the guys touch on self-reflection in media for broadcasters and get into a discussion of the NBA MVP, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant (40:23). Join our March Madness bracket challenge group "The Right Time 2021"!
Mar 17, 2021
Just In Time
Bomani Jones kicks off the new show cadence of Monday-Wednesday-Friday with a discussion of Drew Brees’ career, now that the Saints QB has decided to retire after twenty years in the NFL (1:36). He also dives into why the NCAA Tournament feels a bit different this year for more reasons than the obvious, including what we are missing without Duke in the field (19:59). Plus, an IYHH with “cult-like” behavior at a Panda Express retreat (29:32) and your voicemails from when you came up against a future pro (46:20)! Join our March Madness bracket challenge group "The Right Time 2021"! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on how smart speakers are able to detect abnormal heart rhythms during telehealth visits. @TheChalkOutline on the wild story of Panda Express workers being forced to strip in "cult-like" team building seminar. @lrobertsonmiami on the deadliest state in the nation for pedestrians.
Mar 15, 2021
Spencer Hall on 'The Eyes of Texas' & Meyers Leonard
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall discuss the unique skills that people have in trying circumstances (1:22) and the many layers of issues surrounding UT Austin’s persistence with “The Eyes of Texas” song after their own report found that it wasn’t “overtly racist” (14:56). Plus, did Heat center Meyers Leonard forget where he lives when he uttered a racial slur live on a gaming stream (44:53)?
Mar 11, 2021
Legend at the Bank
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s new contract, including the precedent and message that is being sent by both sides, as well as why he’s never seen anything quite like it (1:20). Also, why he didn’t have a problem with the All-Star Game taking place as it was competing for your attention with the Harry and Meghan interview (21:50), as well as why the “want to” with hiring and firing coaches afforded Les Miles much more time than he deserved (40:30). Plus, an IYHH including the sneaker scandal at Nike (50:30) and the All-Star break version of he’s #HesStillInTheLeague (1:02:26)! IYHH Stories @DeePhunk on the wild sneaker scandal surrounding Nike that’s rocking the industry: @kevinroose on the rise of automation in accounting departments worldwide: Check out his book for more: "Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation" @WindhorstESPN's explainer on the world of "NBA Top Shot":
Mar 09, 2021
Isiah Thomas on ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’, the West Side of Chicago, inequality in America and more
Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins Bomani Jones to discuss his upbringing on the West Side of Chicago through the lens of the recent film “Judas & The Black Messiah” (2:30). The guys discuss civics, community organizations and the social construct of “race” (8:05). They talk about the self-esteem of “Blackness”, his push for diversity in the coverage of the NBA and much more (26:09).
Mar 02, 2021
Tobe Nwigwe talks 'Music for the Movement'
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that he’s accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on “Music for the Movement” and the cover of “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future (29:47). Black History Always is the second volume in The Undefeated’s exploration of protest music in America. The project examines the history of social injustice by reimagining iconic songs by and for Black America with contemporary artists and producers. Thematically, volume 2 balances the continued hardships impacting the Black community while finding space to celebrate Black beauty and provide messages of hope.
Feb 25, 2021
Who Hurt You?
Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldn’t appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards’ thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being “reluctant” to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you “tried” an adult like a teenager did at a 7-on-7 tournament (51:33). IYHH Stories @EOckerman on why police in Portland Oregon were guarding discarded food: @GioBenitez on the plane that landed safely after dropping debris outside of a Colorado house: Violence Erupts In Barcelona On 5th Night Of Protests Over Jailed Rapper:
Feb 23, 2021
Joel Anderson talks Texas and Louisiana exceptionalism
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they “used to be” and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).
Feb 18, 2021
Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilson’s change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not it’s warranted (1:12), J.J. Watt’s “mutually agreed upon” release and why it’s a false equivalency to Deshaun Watson’s situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyle’s short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because “we” have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss at work (30:44) and your voicemails from an encounter with the “boot” man (43:10). IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown on if holograms could be the next innovation in the post-pandemic workplace: Laine Welch of shares that one Alaska king salmon is worth the same as two barrels of oil right now: @MichelleEWiley on the 700 anti-Asian hate incidents reported in the Bay Area over the pandemic:
Feb 16, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. on Doctor Visits and 'Finding Your Roots'
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roy’s recent taping of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes “leaders” attractive (47:24).
Feb 11, 2021
One of the Guys
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the legacies of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes following their performances in the Super Bowl. What context should we view Brady in now that he’s a 7-time Super Bowl winner at the age of 43 (1:18)? What are the chances that Patrick Mahomes’ career turns out to be more of the same, or could this spell the end of dominance a la Dan Marino (22:44)? Bo also puts you up on game on just how much of a “G” Al Davis was, in light of the most recent “30 for 30” “Al Davis vs. the NFL” (32:53). Plus, an IYHH with a Utah charter school trying to “opt out” of Black History Month (42:18), and your voicemails from what made you “quit” playing football (56:49). IYHH Stories @MattEganCNN on Wall Street keeping close tabs on “WallStreetBets”: @mikerothstein on EA Sports’ plan to revitalize their CFB video game: @emilyreanderson on the Utah school allowing students to opt out of Black History Month: The Right Time Recommends "Al Davis vs. the NFL", a "30 for 30" film
Feb 09, 2021
Domonique Foxworth on violent players, the Super Bowl & Deshaun Watson
Dominique Foxworth joins Bomani Jones to discuss Bo busting his lip lifting weights and city snowball fights (4:35), as well as fights that have come from going a little “too far” with it (14:19). They then get into which football players in history had the most violent playing styles (28:32). The guys share their takes on what the Super Bowl means for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, which somehow gets them to talking to talking about the “Million Man March” (38:15). Finally, they weigh in Brett Favre telling Deshaun Watson to hush up and play ball (54:44) as well as “Courtside Karen” vs. LeBron James (1:03:50).
Feb 04, 2021
Stock Valuations
Bomani Jones discusses the Rams and Lions swapping QB’s in Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford (1:08). He discusses them as overvalued stocks, why he’ still not “ready” for the Super Bowl to be here (16:08), and how the passing of legendary Temple head coach John Chaney reminds him just how remarkable the situation with the Brooklyn Nets is (20:24). Plus, an IYHH with an explainer on the “GameStop” stock situation (31:41), and your voicemails from when you put in “all the effort”, just to get dunked on (47:39). IYHH Stories @alex_kirshner shares all the ways the GameStop roller coaster could stop: @stephiekrik on caviar shortages, sewage overload, and more. COVID-19 winter in the Hamptons for @VFHive: @noahyoo on the new Spotify patent that involves monitoring users’ speech to recommend music:
Feb 02, 2021
Howard Bryant on 'Rooney Rule' & Henry Aaron's Passing
Bomani Jones and Howard Bryant of ESPN discuss the “Rooney Rule” and the general absence of Black head coaches on the NFL sidelines following the Texans’ hiring of David Culley and quarterback Deshaun Watson’s official trade request in its wake (1:24). Baseball’s Hall of Fame did not elect new members this year, and the guys discuss what constitutes a “Hall of Fame case” as well as whether or not changes need to be made to the process (40:36). Plus, Howard shares his thoughts on the passing of baseball legend Henry Aaron (50:23). The Right Time Recommends "The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron" by Howard Bryant
Jan 28, 2021
Credit Where Credit's Due
Bomani Jones discusses the winners of Championship Sunday in the NFL, Kansas City and Tampa Bay (1:13). He dishes on the individual performances of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes and whether or not the forthcoming Super Bowl amounts to the “greatest” matchup of quarterbacks in history, as well as the “end of the road” for the Bills and Josh Allen. Plus, new Lions head coach Dan Campbell deserves credit for the diversity of his staff (18:47), recollections of Hank Aaron following his passing (29:53), an IYHH that offers reassurance about your “quarantine bod” (45:31), and we hear your voicemails from when getting a friend a job went all bad (54:20). IYHH Stories @hannahsmothers_ answers, how bad is quarantine for my body?: @ZoeSchiffer on Instacart firing every employee who voted to unionize: @AmandaDrane on the League City woman who alleges Apple stole her emoji designs: The Right Time Recommends "The Black Godfather" on Netflix
Jan 26, 2021
Vinnie Goodwill on the Nets' balance, the Warriors & MVP contenders
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
Jan 21, 2021
Give A Damn
Bomani Jones discusses the “Final Four” of the NFL Playoffs (1:06), including why the Saints electing to keep rolling with Drew Brees may have cost them a Super Bowl, as well as why they should be the first in line regarding Deshaun Watson’s availability in a trade from Houston. He also gets into why Kevin Durant’s level of play should be good news for the Warriors (16:44), and the NFL getting close to completing a head coaching carousel without hiring a Black coach (26:20). Plus, an IYHH with Bow Wow’s concert in Houston (38:42) and a discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King and how he would have been received in present times following the holiday bearing his name (50:05). IYHH Stories @RashaFierce on criticisms of Bow Wow for performing at a crowded nightclub amid COVID-19: @NellieBowles on tech companies who can’t leave the Bay Area fast enough: @csreinicke on calls to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour:
Jan 19, 2021
Vernon Maxwell shares fight stories, talks James Harden, his dislike for Utah
Bomani Jones is joined by former NBA great Vernon Maxwell to discuss the highlights of his career, including his time in San Antonio and why he fell in love with Houston (3:14), when Hakeem Olajuwon slapped him at halftime against the Sonics (8:51), when he fought Seattle G Gary Payton (14:50), his beef with Utah fans and the Jazz franchise (21:10), why things fell apart for him with the Rockets as well as his reactions to James Harden pushing his way out of the franchise (27:32), and what he’s up to these days (36:13).
Jan 14, 2021
True Champion?
Bomani Jones discusses Alabama’s win over Ohio State in the National Championship (1:00), including just how the Crimson Tide became so dominant and whether or not it is the “best” way to crown a champion. He then delves into why America is not ready for this weekend’s Josh Allen-Lamar Jackson matchup (22:37) and why D’Angelo Russell asking members of the press for their reactions to last week’s events at the Capitol was so important (30:56). Plus, an IYHH with tech companies flexing their muscles (44:58) and your voicemails from the time when you were “kicked out” of somewhere (56:33). IYHH Stories @anastasiat on Tracy Chapman winning a lawsuit against Nick Minaj: @jacknicas on how Parler, became a test of free speech: @sherifink on LA County urging ambulance crews not to bring to hospitals patients they cannot resuscitate:
Jan 12, 2021
Spencer Hall Finds Humor and Helps Preview the National Championship
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Nation’s “Thinking Out Loud” try to find the humor in the moment (0:22), including horse policeman at the “Bayou Classic” and things we tolerate in sports coverage that we do not tolerate in news coverage (16:03). Plus, they discuss coaches that didn’t get fired this year and why Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher finishing the season is the “best” possible position (21:05), Georgia HC Kirby Smart allowing Ohio State QB Justin Fields to leave the program years ago (34:56) as well as how great Alabama WR Devonta Smith can be (49:14) ahead of them matching up against each other in the National Championship game.
Jan 07, 2021
Did I Say 'We'?
Bomani Jones resurrects his annual NFL coaching carousel conversation as it relates to the “Rooney Rule”, including Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy’s candidacy for the most attractive jobs on the market (0:55). He also shares his reactions to Texas replacing HC Tom Herman with Steve Sarkisian (22:31) and whether or not Warriors G Stephen Curry’s 63-point game against the Trailblazers means he owes him an apology (30:57). Plus, an IYHH with dancing robots (44:05) and your voicemails from when you “mailed it in” on the job (52:48). IYHH Stories @heybellman says in NYC, waiting for a COVID-19 test is a business opportunity: @hiltzikm warns that Wall Street can bet on the price of water now, watch out: @BostonDynamics robots are at it again: The Right Time Recommends... "White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism" by Kevin Kruse
Jan 05, 2021
Michael Smith on Accommodations for James Harden & Tecmo Bowl Exploits
Bomani and Michael Smith discuss why the Lamar Jackson game from Monday night was a “legendary” performance (1:05), HBCU homecoming’s (10:01), and why James Harden is a symbol for when making accommodations for superstars goes wrong (19:22). Plus, the most important discussion of the year, Tecmo bowl as the “greatest” video game ever and fictional characters that balled-out in dynasty mode on Madden and NCAA Football (45:42).
Dec 17, 2020
Subtext & Baseline Part 4
Bomani discusses the heroics of Lamar Jackson under pressure (of a different kind), and relates it to the incorrect assumption that he “has it out” for Josh Allen (1:05). Plus, Keyontae Johnson’s scary situation at Florida and why it is the “most important” thing happening in sports right now (26:06), Cleveland’s baseball team (not really) changing its name (35:56) as well as the finale of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Myron Medcalf (45:03). He gets the final word on whether or not players are getting “used” by the system and what the NCAA is doing to try and keep elite players from “skipping” them as a stop on the way to the NBA.
Dec 15, 2020
Truth-Telling on Josh Allen with Domonique Foxworth
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss “culture Wednesday’s” on Get Up and showing up to high school parties ready to fight (0:21). Plus, truth-telling analysis of Bills QB Josh Allen and the difficulties in the passing game vs. the run that statistics tend to ignore (16:06), bad coaching as well as colleges or organizations that transform players for the rest of their careers (42:25) and much more. The Right Time recommends... "Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment" by Bruce Feldman
Dec 10, 2020
Full Reset & Baseline Part 3
Bomani lambasts people for wanting the Jets to go 0-16 even if it nets them Trevor Lawrence in the draft (1:01) and shares why for Carson Wentz can’t be out of the picture for the Eagles despite losing his job to Jalen Hurts (14:00). Plus, James Harden’s future prospects (22:39) and part three of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Jonathan Givony (39:47). He gets into whether or not one-and-done players are better prepared now than they were “before”, the interplay between the mock drafts and results, as well as which schools develop the best prospects.
Dec 08, 2020
Spencer Hall on the Life & Legacy of Soccer Legend Diego Maradona
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SEC Network’s “Thinking Out Loud” discuss the life and lasting image of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona following his passing at the age of 60 this past week. They get into his roller coaster lifestyle in the city of Naples and why there are so many parallels with college football (10:06), why his skill level was on par with the likes of Michael Jordan (21:04), his issues with taxes and politics (50:17) and much more. Plus, why Bomani prefers Uber helicopter rides (59:53). The Right Time Recommends "Diego Maradona" from HBO and director Asif Kapadia
Dec 03, 2020
Pound for Pound
Bomani tries to give the NFL some credit despite them not “looking” like they have a plan amidst games being rescheduled for COVID protocol (1:28). He gets into why the college football coaching carousel should continue to spin regardless of the situation as the season draws closer to a conclusion (21:46), and attempts to understand the psyche of Nate Robinson before and after getting knocked out by Youtuber Jake Paul (28:49). Plus, DJ Mike “Hitman” returns to the show to weigh in on Thanksgiving cooking, the dire situation for his Cowboys, and Nate Robinson’s undercard fight from the weekend (39:27).
Dec 01, 2020
Vinnie Goodwill on Klay's injury & the NBA draft
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports cover the Klay Thompson injury and what it means for the Golden State Warriors, including owner Joe Lacob trying to get their new arena open for fans in the middle of a pandemic with a non-contender (1:30). It was a banner first round of the NBA draft for Nigerian folks, and the guys discuss prospect Zeke Nnaji’s mom wearing a “Kente cloth” dress (34:45). Plus, where do Gordon Hayward and James Harden’s futures lie (59:20)?
Nov 19, 2020
Can Three Stars Eat? & Baseline Part 2
Bomani takes a look at James Harden’s attempts to get out of Houston, including whether or not it makes sense to choose star teammates over fit (1:13). Is The Masters the biggest flex in the game (22:05) and how did the Sunday slate of NFL games look in its shadow (33:36)? Plus, part two of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with ESPN’s Brian Windhorst (41:56). The guys dive into the track record of success for players that jumped from high school to the NBA and discuss how invested the NBA is in trying to limit the number of gambles teams take on potential talent.
Nov 17, 2020
Master Tesfatsion of BR talks 'Untold Stories' and more
Bomani Jones and Master Tesfatsion of BR discuss his digital series “Untold Stories” (3:36), including generational differences across media platforms and the interviewees he has on the show (14:56). What are some of the best that he’s done? Who would he like to talk to in the future? Also, Aqib Talib as a color commentator and Master defends the honor of Dallas against known Houstonian Bomani (40:27).
Nov 12, 2020
Get Smart
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the progress of Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa and whether or not it rules Miami out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes (0:56). Can you imagine if he ends up with the Cowboys? Bo can. Plus, the unrelated mistakes of coach Ed Orgeron as LSU-Bama gets delayed (24:12), remembering the Tuskegee Airmen ahead of Veteran’s Day (34:16), an IYHH including Dave Chappelle’s post-election monologue on SNL (43:20), and your voicemails remembering Jeopardy host Alex Trebek following his passing (1:00:05). The Right Time Recommends The @WaltDisneyCo #FlyLikeThem initiative from Lucas Film on the Tuskegee Airmen: IYHH Stories @postmetrogirl on what health experts are saying about Thanksgiving travel: @jessewashington on new polling that shows Black Americans put far less trust in doctors and possible changes to the Hippocratic oath: @jrk316 on the brilliance and cynicism in Dave Chappelle’s post-election SNL monologue:
Nov 10, 2020
Joel Anderson on HS Stars that never made it to the league and 'Slow Burn' on the 'L.A. Riots'
Bomani and Joel Anderson take their weekly offline discussion of the high school football stars that didn’t make it to the league to the pod, including why David Boston “messed up” DK Metcalf’s money (0:31). They discuss Southwest Conference history as well as the viability of the remainder of the college football season (20:38), and Joel shares the details about his next project at Slate “Slow Burn” on the “L.A. Riots” (35:55). This sparks a conversation about the history of L.A., and somehow ends up on Bronny James. The Right Time Recommends "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson
Nov 05, 2020
Be Easy & Baseline Part 1
Bomani shares why you all should be ashamed of yourselves for getting Bears WR Javon Wims suspended for snatching another player’s mouthpiece (0:59), why Tom Brady might have gotten out of New England at the right time (no pun intended) (17:01), as well as a message for all on election day in the United States (27:41). Plus, part one of our Baseline series on the preps-to-pros pipeline of basketball with Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports (34:27). What role does college basketball play in developing players? Is there still value to attending college for high school stars? All that and much more!
Nov 03, 2020
Howard Bryant talks World Series, Big Ten, and Daryl Morey
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss the Dodgers’ World Series championship and their problems with Game 6, including Justin Turner’s postgame decision to get on the field in light of a COVID-positive test (0:32) and Rays manager Kevin Cash’s decision to pull starter Blake Snell from the game early (46:43). They also get into the stunt that is Big Ten football this season (9:24), why Daryl Morey’s soft landing in Philadelphia is indicative a privilege not afforded to players (35:24) and so much more.
Oct 29, 2020
Malcontent or Prodigy?
Bomani discusses the treatment of Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland following his season-ending injury, including why we should look at him like a prodigy rather than a malcontent (0:55). Are NFL players hindered after they return from a COVID diagnosis? Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead gets shut down for the season due to complications (26:58) and LSU gets put on probation for uncovered booster payments (36:26). Plus, an IYHH including a new iPhone feature that allows you to measure people’s height (44:20) and your stories from the craziest thing you have ever seen when getting stuck in a long line (56:17). IYHH Stories @AlexWardVox says #EndSARS isn’t just about police brutality, it’s about the future of Nigeria”: @rsgnl on the iPhone 12 Pro feature that allows you to measure someone’s height: @ZlatiMeyer shares the ugly truth about tipping waitstaff during COVID-19:
Oct 27, 2020
Elle Duncan on her 'Atlanta-adjacent' Roots
Bomani and Elle Duncan laugh about whether or not her first child will welcome her second to the family (0:32) and discuss her “Atlanta-adjacent” roots (5:51). They swap stories on the city’s culture from HBCU’s to music, share what makes it different from every other city in the country as well as establish whether or not she is “off that narcotic” with Atlanta sports teams (31:48). All that and much more!
Oct 22, 2020
America's Team
Bomani shares his thoughts on the misery that is the Dallas Cowboys as currently constructed (0:56). Why do they still matter so much? Why are they “America’s team”? He also discusses why Derrick Henry of the Titans may be the last in a long line of Hall of Fame running backs (23:07) and sheds light on the situation around “The Eyes of Texas” for the Longhorns’ football team (33:37). Plus, an IYHH with returning museum artifacts to their country of origin (49:21) and your voicemails from being let down by your home squad (1:03:55). IYHH Stories @SuyinSays on the four activists that have been fined for trying to remove an artifact from a French museum: @BrandiVincent_ on the national defense outfitting and steering military dogs with augmented reality goggles: @sarafischer on the industries that won’t recover from the pandemic economically without a vaccine:
Oct 20, 2020
Roy Wood Jr. on 'dunks vs. stiff arms', Bill Burr, & Ice Cube
Bomani and comedian Roy Wood Jr. discuss what is better between getting “dunked on” and getting “stiff armed” (6:24), the relative strength of landlords and land ladies in this age of quarantine (21:17), Bill Burr’s monologue on SNL about racial accountability (30:35) as well as Ice Cube’s recent comments and allegiances (43:13). Plus, which football season calls it quits first (56:51)?
Oct 15, 2020
Commander Cody
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the injury to Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (0:57), including why it reminds us of the guilt we feel around the brutality of the game as well as why he believes that Prescott will still remain in Dallas long-term. The Lakers won the ‘chip (25:24), and why a piece about dementia and COVID-19 spells bad news for the NFL (40:20). Plus, an IYHH including “monkey gang wars” in India (49:45), and your voicemails from when you “quit football” (1:04:16). IYHH Stories @Shazamgram on why monkey ‘gang wars’ keep killing people in India: @reeseoxner on Yelp starting to label businesses accused of racist behavior:
Oct 13, 2020
Vinnie Goodwill on the success of the bubble, NBA Finals, Lions narcotic
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill look back on the year for the NBA in advance of (potentially) the final game of the season with Heat-Lakers Game 5. The league deserves props for making this thing happen in the bubble (0:55). Would Anthony Davis be your MVP and are these Lakers historically great compared to others from their team’s history (27:10)? Plus, does Doc Rivers fix the Sixers (48:55) and Vinnie makes his plea for Lions fans to give up on “that narcotic” (1:01:58).
Oct 08, 2020
Zone Is For Cowards
Bomani Jones discusses why despite the “want to” from Jimmy Butler that won the Heat Game 3 of the NBA Finals, he stills hates the zone (0:58). If the Lakers come out on top would LeBron be deserving of the MVP and why did LSU gives up on COVID stadium protocols (21:27)? Plus, Bo tells stories about how much of a “bad man” Bob Gibson was following his passing (34:15), an IYHH including a 67 year-old woman known as “ninja lady” (41:42) and your voicemails from the “game within the game” (55:19). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on what the future holds for tech’s billion-dollar headquarters: @Brian_Rokos on the 67-year-old “Ninja lady” who made good on her threat to an intruder: @shanmcmahon_ on the “cruises to nowhere” that may be setting sail soon:
Oct 06, 2020
Nick Wright on Game 1 of NBA Finals, Mahomes, Hall of Fame tweeners
Bomani and Nick Wright dive into the deeper issues with the Clippers and discuss how it reflects on a Lakers team that dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals (6:05). This leads to a debate around borderline Hall of Fame cases across sports such as a few current members of the Warriors and Chiefs as Nick gets the obligatory amount of time to gush about his hometown squad (27:00). Plus, QB play across the NFL (38:51) and whether or not the Lakers are in for a run of championships if they close the deal against Miami (55:31).
Oct 01, 2020
International Players Anthem
Bomani shares why he believes that the Lamar Jackson-Pat Mahomes matchup from Monday Night Football is a “sign of the revolution” and previews the NBA Finals (20:42). This includes Bam Adebayo name pronunciation attempts, why Tyler Herro vs. Kyle Kuzma could be the “game within a game” that he’s been telling you about for months as well as a reminder of just how committed NBA owners are to "Black Lives Matter". Plus, Doc Rivers’ firing by the Clippers (37:03), an IYHH including a rat awarded for bravery (44:56) and your voicemails from when “the game was cheating” (56:39). IYHH Stories @geoffreyfowler on Amazon’s new security drone that pushes the boundaries of surveillance @laurelwamsley on the hero rat that won a top animal award for sniffing out land mines: @mikejbabcock on Joe Montana confronting an alleged kidnapper at his home:
Sep 29, 2020
Spencer Hall's musings on the 2020 College Football Season
Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the difficulties in getting the 2020 CFB season off the mark (0:17), the Big Ten getting “bullied” into playing (9:21), the commitment of coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (25:42), Southern University’s band and Spencer’s time playing in the Florida band (34:44) as well as revisiting the Jake Garcia high school transfer situation in Valdosta Georgia (38:14).
Sep 24, 2020
Help Me, Help You
Bomani calls another meeting for the support group of fans of “sorry teams” (0:55), shares why he doesn’t need to apologize for Anthony Davis’ success in the WCF (21:40) and wonders whether or not Michael Jordan is going to try and play cards with Bubba Wallace for his paycheck now that they are joining forces (35:40). Plus, an IYHH with feral pigs runnin’ wild around North America (41:48) and voicemails of the worst hot mic incidents that you have witnessed (53:51). IYHH Stories @DianeEPeters in @TheAtlantic on the billions of dollars in damage being caused by wild pigs: @MaryMeisenzahl on the acrylic helmet with HEPA filters from MicroClimate called Air: @ReedAlbergotti on the impact that wealth is having on health in a changing global climate:
Sep 22, 2020
Desus and Mero talk fame, friendship and new book 'GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX'
Bomani chats with friends Desus and Mero about the vacation they went on together to Amsterdam (1:42), cultural overlap with rap music knowledge (10:41), their new book “GOD-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE DARTS: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BRONX” (16:40) as well as the perks of being with Showtime and how it differs from their previous work (38:07). Plus, their thoughts on the NBA bubble and the Clippers crashing out of it to the Nuggets (42:34). Be sure to check the guys out on the the rest of their virtual book tour, you can get tickets here:
Sep 17, 2020
Chain Snatchin'
Bomani Jones weighs in on Cam Newton’s debut with the Patriots, including him almost getting his “chain snatched” in a postgame scuffle (1:05). Bo turns up the heat on old quarterbacks across the NFL (15:17) and has a PSA for fans of "sorry" teams (29:15). Plus, an IYHH with orange skies up-and-down the west coast (42:07) and your voicemails from the time you got kicked out the paint like Daniel House in the NBA bubble (53:07). IYHH Stories @tanyachen on YouTube demonetizing influencers for encouraging people to ignore COVID safety: @sarakileywatson on how raging wildfires are creating a hellish red sky on the west coast: @erindonnelly on the Texas teacher who racked up miles virtually taking her students around the country:
Sep 15, 2020
Shannon Penn on the NFL's Return, Social Justice and Cam in New England
Bomani and former “The Right Time” producer Shannon Penn discuss the impact of the NFL playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” prior to games this season alongside the rise of black quarterbacks across the league (8:02), the state of Shannon’s misery surrounding the prospects for the Giants (26:07), how Cam Newton’s first season with the Patriots will turn out (42:30) and much more.
Sep 10, 2020
Different Strokes
Bomani Jones is here to remind you that football season is here (1:03)! Just because it doesn’t “feel like it”, doesn’t mean that there aren’t compelling storylines. Bo breaks them down for you, discusses how it will look different and addresses Kirk Herbstreit’s emotions from College Gameday. Anthony Davis has a battle on his hands with “can’t go back all-star” P.J. Tucker, who will blink first (27:15)? Plus, Novak Djokovic can’t get out of his own way (39:20), an IYHH with the Heat being denied their request to have their arena used for voting (47:43) and your voicemails from the most egregious lie you’ve ever heard a la Jessica Krug (1:00:00). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on the anxiety and exhaustion kids are dealing with at online school: @doug_hanks on Miami not having an NBA voting site after county picks Frost museum over AA arena: @DeMiciaValon on the GWU history department demanding the resignation of a professor who pretended to be Black:
Sep 08, 2020
Michael Smith on 'Brother From Another' & Social Justice in the NBA
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss Michael’s new TV show “Brother From Another” that comes to Peacock later this month (2:40) and why the “stick to sports” moniker doesn’t work any longer, the role NBA owners play in the movement for social justice and how players can leverage their power (15:56), Steve Nash becoming the new Nets head coach (44:18) as well as much more. The Right Time Recommends "Political Instability may be a contributor in the coming decade" by Peter Turchin: "The NBA's Quiet Problem with Prison Exploitation" by David Dayen:
Sep 03, 2020
King In The Wilderness
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the polarized situation around the NBA players' on-then-off-again strike and LeBron's role in it (1:06), the legacy of Georgetown head coach John Thompson following his passing (35:34) as well as the "illusion of power" for college athletes covered in his recent piece for Vanity Fair (45:46). Plus, an IYHH including the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman (58:31) and your voicemails from how his film "Black Panther" impacted you when seen in theaters (1:16:08). The Right Time Recommends "King in the Wilderness" by HBO "Eyes on the Prize" by PBS IYHH Stories @CDFrancescani on the former pool attendant detailing an alleged relationship with Becki & Jerry Falwell Jr: @gordonshumway on controversy continuing over the SF restaurant serving $200 meals in private domes: @big_data_kane on actor Chadwick Boseman's passing at age 43 due to cancer:
Sep 01, 2020
Domonique Foxworth on Thom Brennaman, Racial Ambiguity and more
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth weigh in on Reds announcer Thom Brennaman using a slur on a “hot mic” during a broadcast, leading to his suspension mid-game (1:23). They discuss the effect that is has on fans, and whether or not their agency can force change like the football team in Washington (28:23). It evolves into a conversation about racial ambiguity and Babe Ruth “being Black”, finishing with some light discussion on whether or not college football and the NFL will actually have a season (1:02:19).
Aug 20, 2020
Skepticism Required
Bomani dishes on the NBA Playoffs starting in the bubble and Luka Doncic comparisons to Larry Bird (1:09), why college students cannot be trusted to social distance (20:09) and neither can collegiate conferences to govern themselves (32:55), as well as why it is fair to be skeptical of new President of the Washington Football Team Jason Wright’s ability to succeed in a job he has not held previously (47:48). Plus, an IYHH including how diseased chicken could make its way to a menu near you (47:48) and your voicemails of the worst roommate you have ever had (58:14). IYHH Stories @ZlatiMeyer on college students trapped at home, redecorating their rooms for video class: @littletrip says “diseased chicken for dinner? The USDA is considering it”: @headphoneaddict on Wu Tang’s the RZA partnering with Good Humor for a new “ice cream song”:
Aug 18, 2020
Cari & Jemele Stick To Sports
Bomani Jones welcomes Cari Champion and Jemele Hill to the show, who give insight into their new VICE show “Stick to Sports,” discuss the lessons they’ve learned in the shift of their careers, weigh in on the latest single WAP and much more.
Aug 13, 2020
It's A Wrap On CFB
Bomani Jones weighs in on college football- or lack thereof- and possible fights in the NBA bubble. Plus, Hard Knocks returns but does the city of Los Angeles know? Also, we recoup money in this week’s voicemails and discuss dogs that can smell the coronavirus in IYHH. 
Aug 11, 2020
Joel Anderson on Liberty University, #WeAreUnited and the history of Houston Football
Bomani and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss his story about the problems around Liberty University’s athletics program as it relates to Black athletes, including the school’s pursuit of Hugh Freeze, Ian McCaw and their plan for building the program (1:31). Plus, players from the Big Ten have now joined the Pac-12 group in demanding accountability from their respective conferences in order for them to return to the field (32:09), Gary Patterson apologizes for using the “N-word” at TCU (42:28) and a little history of the University of Houston’s football program (51:22).
Aug 06, 2020
We Are United
Bomani Jones dives deeper into his story about the Pac-12 players joining together under the banner #WeAreUnited in looking for safety from COVID-19, including the possibility of a boycott (1:05). He reacts to games officially picking up again for the NBA, shares why the entrance of families into the “bubble” could present some unforeseen yet hilarious issues (26:50) and why he doesn’t have a problem with players choosing to stand for the anthem (35:03). Plus, an IYHH including delays for the Postal Service (47:09) and a #StillInTheLeague NBA re-start edition (58:42). IYHH Stories @JennyJarvie takes you inside “Magic City”, and shares how a strip club operates during a pandemic: @MusicMesfin on the release of Beyonce’s “Black Is King”: @MatthewDalyWDC on the House panel calling on the new Postal Service chief to explain mail delays:
Aug 04, 2020
Taylor Rooks takes us inside the NBA 'bubble'
Bomani chats with Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report about life inside the NBA’s “bubble” down in Orlando (1:11). Her and Bo laugh at the media’s coverage of Lou Williams’ famed trip to “Magic City” (9:51), which somehow leads them to discuss “little city gangsters” and their least favorite characters from “The Wire” (25:17). Plus, they wrap with what it’s like to cover the NBA’s version of summer camp up close and whether or not the idea it could happen again next season is viable from the players’ perspective (38:52). The Right Time Recommends... "Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men" by Caroline Criado-Perez
Jul 30, 2020
A Different Beat
Bomani weighs in on the outbreak of COVID-19 amongst the Marlins that has caused the cancellation of games, including why he thinks it is an indicator of troubled waters ahead for both the NFL and college football (1:03). Should Lou Williams have been put on blast for getting “Magic City” wings whilst outside of the bubble (21:31)? Why some NBA owners are taking out loans against their franchise's value (34:26) and more. Plus, an IYHH including a clandestine UFO sector within the government (42:29) and your voicemails of the biggest lie someone has told on your behalf (53:38). IYHH Stories @skippyd on the Pentagon having “off-world vehicles not made on this earth”: @hannah_denham1 on makeup for men finding a niche due to the rise in video calls: Man saw neighbor's garage in half due to property line dispute:
Jul 28, 2020
Vinnie Goodwill talks NBA finances and Dwight Howard going 'off script'
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill discuss NBA owners protecting their own investment in the return to action and whether or not they will attempt to re-negotiate the collective bargaining agreement (13:13), assess Dwight Howard’s career in this moment after going off script in the bubble about COVID-19 precautions (25:58) and wonder whether or not the Bucks have what it takes to win the championship and re-sign Giannis (41:13). All that and much more!
Jul 23, 2020
The Great Equalizer
Bomani highlights health as the great equalizer for the difference of opinions and interests across the levels of labor in the NFL (1:02), shares the level of competition surrounding the barbershops built in the NBA bubble (23:12) and has a message regarding the passing of House Representative John Lewis (34:03). Plus, an IYHH including a Facebook community for people pretending to be ants (48:42) and your voicemails from awful talent shows (58:15). IYHH Stories @dshesgreen on the Trump administration dropping a rule barring foreign students from taking online-only classes: @travismandrews on nearly 2 million people on Facebook pretending to be ants: @theloniusly in @Vice on white, rich people getting their COVID-19 stimulus checks money faster than people of color:
Jul 21, 2020
Spencer Hall talks Daniel Snyder and SEC Political Connections
Bomani and Spencer Hall discuss the most important issues that we are facing in these times. Such as, which college football coaches don’t need a headset (1:01), why the noise around Washington’s football team is reminiscent of a college football message board (6:15), what Vice President Mike Pence thinks and/or understands about Ed Orgeron and “Louisiana weird” (26:43) as well as how Tommy Tuberville’s Senate race in Alabama reflects his former strategy on the field (45:29) .
Jul 16, 2020
Acknowledgement Of The Truth
Bomani weighs in on the news that Washington’s football team will officially be changing their name (1:04), shares why the NBA’s return should be treated with the level of scrutiny of a television show (29:49) as well as why he thinks there will not be any football this fall (41:47). Plus, IYHH including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as “the villain” (52:07) and your stories of an “entanglement” (1:04:08). IYHH Stories @NPRScottSimon on what lobsters and ants can teach us about social distancing: @Cat_Zakrzewski on Facebook meeting with civil rights groups after hundreds of companies joined ad boycott: Vintage Super Mario Video Game sells for $114k: The Right Time Recommends "The Facebook Effect" by David Kilpatrick
Jul 14, 2020
Howard Bryant on Uncertainty, Disorder & 'Why Now?' remains an Important Question
Bomani is Joined by Howard Bryant to discuss the effect that uncertainty and “disorder” have had on the country and corporations (2:01). Who is and is not assuming the risk in the sports leagues attempting to return to action as it relates to the future ramifications come with it? Plus, Howard dishes on his story about Bruce Maxwell, the former A’s catcher who was pushed out of MLB for kneeling during the national anthem back in 2017 (31:28) and 5-star hoops prospect Makur Maker choosing Howard over UCLA (48:30). The Right Time Recommends... Howard's story on Bruce Maxwell: "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins
Jul 09, 2020
Change The Name
Bomani addresses why “the money” was right for Washington’s football team and Cleveland’s baseball team to consider a name change (1:00), why he really hopes Cam Newton plays well with the Patriots (28:29) and why DeSean Jackson made a colossal error despite thinking he was putting us up “on game” (41:10). Plus, your voicemails from when you accidentally got caught up in a “rough” neighborhood you didn’t expect (51:57).
Jul 07, 2020
Chris Bosh spills stories from time with the Heat
Bomani Jones is joined by former Heat F Chris Bosh to introduce his newsletter "The Last Chip", which shares stories and lessons behind the scenes of the "Big 3's" last NBA Championship. He and Bomani cover his initial excitement in teaming up with friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (3:20), the assimilation process to his game (9:55), the peaks and valleys of each run to the NBA Finals (21:27), why Mario Chalmers puts himself on the same level as Jordan and Kobe (41:59) and much more. You can subscribe here:
Jun 30, 2020
Domonique Foxworth on Bubba Wallace & Race Relations in America
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth do a postgame recap of Bo's debate with Will Cain on the radio, and expand the discussion about race relations in the United States (2:30). Bo shares why he thinks Bubba Wallace deserves props in the face of people calling hoax on him, and the guys discuss the attachment people have to symbols from a past that is just plain wrong (25:51). Plus, why Tom Brady thinks he's above social distancing (50:05) and story time from the worst neighborhood the guys can recall being in (53:10).
Jun 25, 2020
The Moment
Bomani Jones shares why NASCAR's history of antagonistic actions towards black people set the stage for the one of the biggest moments of sports history with Bubba Wallace (1:02). Which one of y'all wants to be the Ciara to his Russell Wilson? Dak Prescott just signed his franchise tender, so now Bo is trying to find him his Ciara too (31:21). Plus, Bo is encouraged by all of the players across CFB standing up for injustice after a push at Ole Miss to change the Mississippi state flag (38:01), an IYHH with AMC changing course on not requiring masks (52:10) and voicemails on a party you were gassed up for that turned out to be a dud (1:04:28).
Jun 23, 2020
Anonymous Snitching & Josh Levin of Slate on David Duke and the KKK from Slow Burn Season 4
Bomani Jones throws water on optimism regarding a potential return to the NFL for Colin Kaepernick (0:52) and shares which part of the NBA's vast rules for a return to play at Disney's Wide World of Sports bubble piqued his interest (9:35). Plus, Josh Levin of Slate stops by to discuss season 4 of the Slow Burn podcast from Slate which he is hosting, and centers around the political career of David Duke and his rise with the KKK (23:51). You can check that out here:
Jun 18, 2020
Benefit Of The Doubt
Bomani Jones is perplexed as to why we are giving Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy the benefit of the doubt regarding his decision to wear an "OAN" shirt and the subsequent forced apology from player Chuba Hubbard for reacting to it (0:58). Do Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard have the credibility with their fellow players to sway opinion against playing in Orlando (29:04)? Plus, Bo's thoughts on a former Wake Forest WR being the first Black male lead in ABC's "The Bachelor" (39:01), an IYHH including virtue signaling from celebs (49:36) and your stories from kids driving you mad while quarantined (58:54).
Jun 16, 2020
Not So Fast & Story Time With Ahmad Rashad
Bomani shares why he's not about to "dap up" NASCAR after their decision to ban the confederate flag from events has been met with praise (1:17). Plus, he welcomes the legend Ahmad Rashad to talk about his football career (11:03), the reaction to his name change when he converted to Islam, his career transition to journalism and the success behind "NBA Inside Stuff" (23:34), his close relationship with Michael Jordan (32:41) and story time of hanging out with Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Prince, Nelson Mandela and Frank Sinatra (41:28).
Jun 11, 2020
Protect Ya Neck
Bomani Jones discusses Roger Goodell's video responding to George Floyd's murder and shares why there is an opportunity for him to repair his legacy should he choose to do it (1:16). Also, why Kirk Ferentz's lack of fame may have allowed some truly problematic issues to go under the radar at Iowa (22:06) and why nobody should have wanted to fight Bruce Lee after the 30 for 30 on his life "Be Water" has aired (38:49). To wrap things up an IYHH including Democrats wearing "Kente" cloth at Capitol Hill (47:29) and your voicemails from when someone went cheap on you like Virgil Abloh.
Jun 09, 2020
Up Out The Paint & Civil Rights Lawyer Carl E. Douglas
Bomani Jones weighs in on problematic words from Drew Brees' in an interview with Yahoo! Finance (1:15) and a misstep from Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell (20:05). He underscores how long the road is for both of them to maintain the trust of their teams. Plus, civil rights lawyer Carl E. Douglas joins the show (26:08) to discuss the country's history with policing and why George Floyd's murder has created this moment (26:23).
Jun 04, 2020
Listen to Me Now
Bomani Joins shares his thoughts on the effect that the killing of George Floyd has had on society (1:19). This includes why he sees hypocrisy in all of the statements released by professional sports teams (20:09) as well as why he has set aside Dabo Swinney for criticism specifically regarding his public comments (34:24). Plus, an IYHH including whether or not you need to wear a mask while running (48:18) and your voicemails of the wildest lie you have ever seen like Lance Armstrong in "Lance" (58:59).
Jun 02, 2020
Nick Wright of FS1 Re-Litigates NBA History
Bomani Jones welcomes his friend, FS1's Nick Wright to the show for the first time for a wide-ranging conversation. The guys discuss how much of the modern NBA post-1990 needs to be re-litigated when it comes to ranking the greatest players and competitive balance (1:03). Nick defends his LeBron James as "the greatest ever" take (22:21) and Bomani complains about group projects again (34:15). Plus, what is the tipping point for sports news coverage on social activism in light of the George Floyd tragedy (44:19).
May 28, 2020
Play It As It Lies
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on "the match", and why he can sympathize with Tom Brady as someone who is not very good at golf (2:42). Also, why he would like to see Michael Jordan compete next time, but is open to suggestions on who should join him. Plus, why Cam Newton still does not "have a job" (16:41) and what Bo found interesting about part one of "Lance" (26:04). IYHH returns, including "Karen" from Central Park (38:39) and your voicemails from when you got "run up on" like Earl Thomas (52:10).
May 26, 2020
Check to Check & Book Club Finale
Bomani Jones discusses the "funny money" implications of NBA owners and the possible return to action for the league, namely Tillman Fertitta in light of his recent visit to The White House (1:34). Plus, author and journalist Sam Smith joins for the final installment of The Right Time Book Club on his book "The Jordan Rules", including if he thought it would be controversial when he wrote it, the media's fascination with Michael Jordan, and Jordan's view of Horace Grant as "the snitch" when it came to the book's sourcing (13:48). All that and more!
May 21, 2020
Michael Smith recaps 'Last Dance'
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith share their takes on "The Last Dance" as a whole after the last two episodes have aired, including the lengths of Michael Jordan's motivation tactics, what episodes were their favorite, the challenges the doc faced with storytelling arc, Jordan's flex on the Kenny Lattimore "deep cut" and more (1:08). Plus, the guys take your voicemail questions on Jordan and the Bulls' Dynasty, such as what their favorite pair of J's are (39:20).
May 19, 2020
Bonus: When MJ was beaten in 1-1 at 'Flight School'
From The Right Time secret vault, former Princeton player, founder and CEO of the nation's largest minority run mutual fund John Rogers Jr. shares with Bomani Jones about the time he beat Michael Jordan at his "Flight School" camp in Las Vegas, which caused "his airness" to stop playing campers.
May 16, 2020
The Dotted Line & Book Club Part 4
Bomani Jones weighs in on comments from Blake Snell regarding health and financial concerns with re-starting the MLB season (1:07) as well as why Tom Brady's support of the Players Coalition letter on Ahmaud Arbery's death has gone under-the-radar (13:40). Plus, 3x NBA Champion Bulls G and Executive VP/Managing Executive of Wasserman agency basketball division B.J. Armstrong joins for the fourth installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including how teammates viewed Michael Jordan's leadership style, what kind of effect Phil Jackson had on the team as well as how his POV has changed being involved on the business side of the game (25:01). All that and more!
May 14, 2020
Rare Air & Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme"
Bomani Jones weighs in on the events and themes discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 7 and 8, including Scottie Pippen "quitting" on his teammates during the '94 ECF, Michael Jordan deciding to retire after the Bulls' three-peat in '93 as well as whether or not his "bad teammate" imagery really matters in the end (1:43). Plus, agent Christian Dawkins from HBO's "The Scheme" discusses his ongoing battle with the NCAA, the hidden economy around amateur athletics and much more.
May 12, 2020
Time To Ride & Book Club Part 3
Bomani Jones shares how he received the Earl Thomas-TMZ story, including whether or not it is okay to laugh at and why you don't have to get ready if you "stay ready" (1:10). Plus, NBA Hall of Famer Joe Dumars joins for the third installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why he was Michael Jordan's "toughest defender", whether or not the reputation that the Pistons had back then mattered to him at all and when he thought the Bulls had caught them (17:34). All that and more!
May 07, 2020
Republicans Buy Sneakers Too & Scoop Jackson on 'The Last Dance'
Bomani Jones weighs in on the conversation around Michael Jordan's social activism or to some lack thereof as discussed in "The Last Dance" Episodes 5 and 6 (1:06). Plus, ESPN's Scoop Jackson joined to continue the discussion (17:43). They touch on whether or not Jordan was obligated to do more, how he and Chicago native Isiah Thomas connected with the city on different levels, whether or not they will ever "patch things up", and why Thomas got passed over for the 92' Olympic team.
May 05, 2020
This Ain't It & Book Club Part 2
Bomani Jones goes in on why the NCAA ruling that players can profit off of their own likeness still doesn't accomplish a victory for the players (1:42). Plus, Vinnie Goodwill joins for the second installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the Pistons loomed so large for the Bulls in that time period, the team was able to survive Michael Jordan's wrath to unify and Scottie Pippen's greatness remains so difficult for a Detroit guy like Vinnie to recognize (21:43). All that and more!
Apr 30, 2020
True Superstar & Brian Koppelman on Season 5 of 'Billions'
Bomani Jones explains Isiah Thomas as the definitive NBA divider of public opinion and the oddity of Dennis Rodman as the connective tissue between the Pistons and Bulls in the aftermath of episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" (2:16). Plus, filmmaker Brian Koppelman returns to talk "Last Dance" and "Billions" season 5, including pacifying genius like in Michael Jordan, developing affections for characters as well as the difficulty in musically scoring documentaries and films (18:56).
Apr 28, 2020
24/7 Title & Book Club Part 1
Bomani Jones wonders when Rob Gronkowski will have to defend his 24/7 WWE championship now that he's joined Tom Brady on the Buccaneers and shares why he feels bad for Patriots fans for a reason you might not have noticed (1:15). Plus, J.A. Adande joins for the first installment of The Right Time Book Club on Sam Smith's "The Jordan Rules", including why the 90-91 season was so pivotal for Michael Jordan's effect on the league and his will to prove doubters wrong (15:19). Could you win Michael's way? What was Phil Jackson chasing? All that and more!
Apr 23, 2020
Let's Dance & Ethan Sherwood Strauss on 'The Victory Machine'
Bomani Jones recaps the first set of episodes from "The Last Dance", including how the ability or lack thereof between Michael Jordan, Jerry Krause, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to coexist like "a group project in school" hits differently for each of them (1:40). Bo also touches on why people are too hard on the NFL right now for trying to put on a virtual draft (32:15). Plus, Ethan Sherwood Strauss of The Athletic stops by to discuss his book "The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty" (36:30).
Apr 21, 2020
Texas Story Time and more with Joel Anderson Of Slate
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate get together for some Texas story time (1:40) and talk the integration of college sports (12:43), how Joel would've dealt with returning to school amid COVID-19 when he was a college athlete (19:41), the ability of athletic departments to survive economic downturns (25:52) as well as rappers on IG spreading misinformation (35:59). Plus, how the time machine on tweets compares to Kyle Larson (46:20) and the NFL draft (54:11).
Apr 16, 2020
Show Me The Money
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Christian McCaffery's record-breaking new contract with the Panthers, including why it takes a "want to" from the organization and whether or not he is worth it (2:45). Dak Prescott invited Ezekiel Elliot to a party with over 30 people (19:37) and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson running his mouth on iRacing reminded Bo of when he saw Django Unchained in theaters (29:07). Plus, an IYHH including a cross-country car race (38:51) and voicemails from when you did something "extra" to get your money back (52:47).
Apr 14, 2020
Follow The Leader, The Caddie Michael Collins talks Masters
Bomani Jones explains why he thinks college football is getting "exposed" right now with coaches like Mike Gundy and Dabo Swinney calling for a return at all costs (1:15). Plus, the caddie Michael Collins stops by (13:14). The guys discuss the "branding" of the Masters and why golf is so image conscious (22:53), how the golf calendar has been reset (40:40) and much more.
Apr 09, 2020
Under Pressure
Bomani Jones shares why he thinks the "well what about" pressure being placed on leagues to re-start their seasons isn't worth it (2:09) and why he's not as happy about Mike Leach finally getting caught up for his wildin' tweets as everyone might think (21:44). Plus he dishes on a 2018 plot by then Michigan G Duncan Robinson to boycott the Final Four "open practice" (30:02), an IYHH with the passing of soul music legend Bill Withers (36:15) and your voicemails of sneaking around the house during these COVID-19 times (48:48).
Apr 07, 2020
Roy Wood Jr. of The Daily Show
Bomani Jones and comedian Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show laugh about homeschooling kids (11:42), comedy and producer battles on IG (15:10), the cancellation of events like Essence Festival (20:06), being deprived of sports enough to watch the "simulation football channel" (23:44), story time from HBCU (32:14), Chris Cuomo vs. Andrew Cuomo (48:07) and avoiding the ramifications of refusing rent payment to your landlord (54:19).
Apr 02, 2020
Pass The Sticks
Bomani Jones discusses the announcement of the early release of ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and follows it up with a special announcement for The Right Time (2:35). He weighs in on the NBA launching a 2k tournament with players only (19:04) and the viability of re-starting sports in quarantined world cup-style camps with empty arenas (27:21). Plus, an IYHH including a pit bull driving a high-speed chase vehicle (37:36) and your voicemails of what you've learned homeschooling your kids (48:05).
Mar 31, 2020
Shannon Penn talks home-schooling, Dak and Cam
Bomani Jones and former show producer Shannon Penn discuss the technical competency of teachers as they give virtual instruction to elementary school children (2:30), teams not giving back to COVID-19 support in proportion with their overall net worth (18:21), how the situation affects Dak Prescott's contract negotiations (27:12) and how underappreciated Cam Newton was during his time with the Panthers (32:50).
Mar 26, 2020
Hold Up
Bomani Jones wonders how the Olympic athletes will be able to stay fit in self-isolation with Tokyo 2020 getting postponed till 2021 (2:03). What does Seth Wickersham's piece on Tom Brady choosing to leave New England reveal about where it leaves the Patriots at QB (16:57) and how does the suspension of the NBA season affect the salary cap and in turn the players' wallets (27:51)? Plus, an IYHH including D-Nice running a club on his IG (34:28) and your voicemails from your worst haircuts (46:23).
Mar 24, 2020
Spencer Hall on football coach attire, NCAA Tournament & Brady to TB
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall of SB Nation discuss the attire of head football coaches in light of people refusing to wear work clothes remotely (7:20), if anyone is missing the NCAA Tournament TV product and why linemen dancing should replace it (22:02) as well as how much colleges didn't want to cancel their spring games (35:54). Plus, just what is Tom Brady's experience going to be like in Tampa (55:21) and what will the post-lasik Jameis be like (1:02:26)?
Mar 19, 2020
Not So Free, Agency
Bomani Jones shares why he's not necessarily a fan of this working from home situation, and you shouldn't be either despite what people say about enjoying "being alone" (1:54). Plus, Tom Brady and Cam Newton won't be returning to their respective teams (17:05) and the Texans trade DeAndre Hopkins (25:14). Plus, an IYHH with colleges shutting down amid Coronavirus (32:56) and your best voicemails on what made you "quit football" (43:17).
Mar 17, 2020
Domonique Foxworth on the NFL's CBA
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the negotiations for the NFL's next collective bargaining agreement. Is a seventeenth game worth it (4:28)? Foxworth looks back on the previous negotiations and how united (or not) the players are (15:47). How does this compare to labor in the other leagues (21:17) and what impression did have of the owners he worked alongside when he was NFLPA president (32:17)? Plus, why Foxworth continues to "stan" for Ozzie Newsome (48:22) and where is Tom Brady's next destination (57:19)?
Mar 12, 2020
Parental Advisory
Bomani Jones weighs in on how the Coronavirus is affecting the tail end of the season for the NBA and CBB (1:54), whether or not the "Nets culture" was actually conducive to superstar talent in the aftermath of the team parting ways with coach Kenny Atkinson (22:05) as well as why there may be no winners in the NFL's CBA negotiations (31:43). Plus, an IYHH including a female komodo dragon conceiving babies without a male partner (41:44) and your stories from the lengths of avoiding the Coronavirus (52:27).
Mar 10, 2020
All Knicks-ed Up, Stephon Marbury
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts about the diabolical situation with the Knicks, including James Dolan, Charles Oakley, Spike Lee and more (2:21). Plus, Former NBA G Stephon Marbury stops by to discuss the new documentary about his life "A Kid from Coney Island" (18:20). They touch on how playing with his brothers nurtured his talent as a prospect, why he loves Atlanta after spending only one year at Georgia Tech (28:02), fans misunderstanding his time in Minnesota (33:35), sharing his bout with depression via social media (38:04) as well as his time in China (44:50).
Mar 05, 2020
Funny Money
Bomani Jones weighs in on LeBron's relationship or lack thereof with Zion Williamson and what it says about his ascension in the league (1:16), how he would "fix" the NFL Combine (14:03), as well as how the NFL players are addressing their possible strike against the proposed collective bargaining agreement. (22:32). Plus, an IYHH including a man in Oregon getting caught trying to buy Girl Scout cookies with fake money (33:21) and your voicemails from when you got kicked out of your crew like Flava Flav and Public Enemy (46:50).
Mar 03, 2020
Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report talks "Take It There" Season 2
Bomani Jones and Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report chat about Season 2 of her show "Take It There" (3:10), including her latest episodes with Chris Paul (12:09) and Kevin Durant (26:40). Taylor and Bo talk about the last time they were nervous (19:39), burner accounts vs. lurk accounts on social (32:11), dealing with fame (43:50), what's coming next for her in her career (53:01) and much more.
Feb 27, 2020
Weight of the World
Bomani Jones weighs in on Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson Fury and whether or not his excuse about the heavy pre-fight suit contributing to his TKO holds any water (3:51). Plus, Michael Jordan's display of emotion at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's celebration of life (14:35) and when hand size matters for NFL draft prospects at the QB position (25:42). Plus, an IYHH including tips for locking in cheaper airfares (33:58) and your voicemails from mixed race fight parties of years past or present (50:54).
Feb 25, 2020
Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen
Bomani and three-time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen discuss NBA storylines for the second half of the season. Can Houston's small-ball work in the postseason (3:02)? Which team will rise to the top in the East? Are the Bucks balanced enough (9:55) or will the leaders on the Sixers step it up (15:38)? How about the Lakers and Clippers out West (30:05)? Were the Warriors smart to pick up Andrew Wiggins (44:37)? Plus, what it was like guarding Rasheed Wallace and Vince Carter (58:43).
Feb 20, 2020
Perception Problem
Bomani Jones weighs in on the most entertaining bits from All-Star Weekend, including Kyrie Irving getting elected VP of the NPAPA, the changes to the format of the All-Star Game itself and controversy in the dunk contest scoring (1:57). Bo shares why player justice won't make the Astros apologize for the sign-stealing scandal (19:48). Can you ever remember a team soft-peddling like what is happening with John Beilein and the Cavs (36:52)? Plus, an IYHH including Millennials actually saving for their retirement (46:53) and your voicemails from a great idea you had that was stolen (53:55).
Feb 18, 2020
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bomani Jones is joined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to chat about how the issues presented in "Vick", the latest 30 for 30 documentary, are permeating through the culture right now. They discuss black quarterbacks in the league historically like Warren Moon and Randall Cunningham (2:24), bringing people from your childhood along with you professionally (12:06), the stigma behind dog fighting and Vick's rehabilitation (18:01), players utilizing the power they possess (35:22), code-switching (52:15) and more. Plus, what's next for him (55:29)?
Feb 13, 2020
For The Love Of The Game
Bomani Jones wonders what kind of following does the XFL need to break even despite fielding a league of "sorry" players (1:55). Why do we feel the need to speak Taysom Hill into existence as a franchise QB when you already have Teddy Bridgewater on your roster (15:53)? Dwyane Wade sets an example for all parents and Bo tells you why (29:42). Plus, an IYHH including a hydrogen-powered superyacht (39:28) and your "wrastlin" destruction voicemails (50:59).
Feb 11, 2020
Howard Bryant of ESPN on "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field"
Bomani and Howard Bryant discuss his newest book, "Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field". They dish on the inspiration for the book (1:52), Jay-Z's relationship with the NFL (7:35), why some athletes avoid their "black-ness" and how it contributes to the segregation of locker rooms (17:05). Plus, paid patriotism in the NFL (31:51) as well as what role Colin Kaepernick has to play in our culture going forward (45:38).
Feb 06, 2020
Michael Vick: A Complex Path
After being named a captain in this year's Pro Bowl, Michael Vick faced a new wave of criticism. Animal advocates and football fans alike point to Vick being sent to federal prison for his involvement in dogfighting. Between Vick's initial NFL run, his time served and his return to football following that sentence, he has a complicated story. Ahead of tonight's "30 for 30" documentary, ESPN's Bomani Jones explores the context of Vick's career, his ongoing path to redemption and what his legacy will be.
Feb 06, 2020
Casualty Of Progress
Bomani doesn't take too much pleasure in being right most times, but in the case of Jimmy Garoppolo he does (1:56). He shares why the 49ers were a "casualty of progress" and covers Jay-Z's interview in the New York Times about his involvement with the NFL as well as problematic Super Bowl commercials (15:19). Plus, the role LeBron James played Friday night as Staples Center remembered Kobe Bryant (27:22), an IYHH including fare evasion in NYC's subway system (34:09) and a midseason version of #HesStillInTheLeague (45:05).
Feb 04, 2020
Vinnie Goodwill, Yahoo! Sports
Bomani and Vinnie Goodwill from Yahoo! Sports discuss Kobe Bryant's career after his passing (4:26). They look back on how his arc in the league compares with contemporaries Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal (22:09). Plus, the loyalty of the "Kobe-stan" (40:11), his relationship with other players in the league and much more (51:10).
Jan 30, 2020
Rest In Peace
In an emotional edition of the show, Bomani shares his thoughts on the loss of Lakers and basketball legend Kobe Bryant who passed away on Sunday along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and 7 others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles. He discusses the disbelief he felt in the aftermath of the news (1:24), why he means something different to every one of us (20:30) and how he won over his on-the-court detractors (36:18). Plus, an IYHH including a new level of security for Tinder users (50:24) and a few more of your Kobe voicemails (58:51).
Jan 28, 2020
Franchise Guy, Dan Wetzel on Netflix Aaron Hernandez Documentary
Bomani shares his takeaways from Zion Williamson's debut for the Pelicans (2:13) and why he doesn't think Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer in light of his retirement from football (9:07). Plus, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports joins to discuss the Netflix documentary he executive produced "Killer Inside: The Mind of Hernandez" (14:52). Together they delve into the scope of the doc including Aaron's motive for the murder of Odin Lloyd, what role the Patriots played in monitoring Hernandez's behavior and more.
Jan 23, 2020
A Family Affair
Bomani dishes on why he's stunned by Patrick Mahomes' quick ascension to the top of the AFC and quarterback play across the league (2:03), why the Niners are successful in spite of Jimmy Garoppolo and how Kyle Shanahan's success plays into the conversation about nepotism amongst NFL coaches (16:21 ). Plus, why people need to leave Bronny James alone (30:35), an IYHH including the ethical problems of 3D-printed skeletons (37:28) as well as Bo's words on how we can honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (50:07).
Jan 21, 2020
Spencer Hall of SB Nation
Bomani and Spencer Hall look back on the National Championship and examine just what a perfect storm LSU's miraculous season was (1:17). They also get into why what Clemson has accomplished is just as unique (17:29), Odell's $100 handshakes post-game (28:39), coach Ed Orgeron's ties with the Governor's office in Louisiana (37:05), the chances we'll see Bobby Petrino back in CFB (45:24) and more. Plus, why Eminem was the last person in the world to "get" the internet (1:02:02).
Jan 16, 2020
Cheating The Game
Bomani reacts to LSU's big win over Clemson in the National Championship, including just how far the program as well as coach Ed Orgeron have come to get here (1:24). Punishment has been handed down to the Astros for "stealing signs", Bo dishes on why "dorks" are hurting the game (16:57) as well as why Marshawn Lynch is a treasure to be celebrated (29:41). Plus, an edition of IYHH with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "stepping away" from "Royal" life (39:09) and your voicemails from when "the game was cheating" (52:20).
Jan 14, 2020
Domonique Foxworth of The Undefeated
Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss the effectiveness of the "Rooney Rule" in the aftermath of Joe Judge's hire in New York (3:38). They weigh in on why it shouldn't be up to people of color to "solve" the problem of the lack of minority head coached in the league and how that same prejudice extends to other positions on the field. Plus, they weigh in on the postseason (39:40), how lit Baltimore will be if Lamar Jackson delivers a Super Bowl (45:10) and why Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's legacy will be everlasting (50:22).
Jan 09, 2020
Old People Playbook
Bomani weighs in on the hiring of Mike McCarthy by the Cowboys, including the reported night he spent over at Jerry Jones' house to seal the deal (1:57). Nobody wants to say Tom Brady is washed, but Bo will say it (14:02). Plus, enjoying the misfortune of Saints fans (26:37), the first IYHH of 2020 featuring millennials getting scammed on the internet (35:58) and your New Year's resolutions for athletes and celebs (51:03).
Jan 07, 2020