It was a history-making 2 hours of radio on Saturday, as we scrapped our normal show and went for a 2-hour soccer mega-show in what was officially North Carolina’s first EVER UEFA Champions League Final Preview Radio Show. It had soccer media, it had professional soccer players, it had “Johnston County or England”…..it was amazing.
Here’s the rundown:
:30 – Swain let’s you know this is gonna be a show like no other
5:43 – The Week in Review
5:50 – we discuss the awkward hand signal Josh was giving me
6:30 – what happened to the Triangle baseball teams in the ACC Tournament
7:14 – is “slow clap” to signify something profound, or mocking
9:55 – Luke Maye (UNC) and Fletcher McGee (Wofford) will not leave school early to enter the NBA draft
11:55 – It’s Josh’s fault if the Washington wins their first ever Stanley Cup. They won’t. But if they do, it’s his fault.
13:00 – Hayes says “doo doo” on air. (really “do do” but it sounds the same on radio)
17:45 – we discuss Ronaldinho’s three-person civil union. And then check our phones for angry texts from wives/significant others.
23:00 – The Champions music, because it’s awesome
24:36 – Who Ya Got: Europe or America?
33:45 – Neil Morris joins the show to talk soccer in the area and in general
36:00 – Why is soccer one of the few sports that is gaining American supporters as other sports, while still more popular, are seeing a decline in fans
40:00 – Owen Good of Polygon talks about the effect of video games on the growth of soccer
44:30 – Josh Goodson gives us the concert report
46:50 – “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding” as a country tune?
47:35 – The JoCo Weather Report from Weather Moose
51:25 – England or Johnston County: Crotch Crescent, Catch Me Eye, LickHerMore, Donkeytown and more
59:10 – The SportsChannel8 Ticker
1:02:30 – Interview with NCFC’s Austin Da Luz
1:17:00 – shout-outs to ECU, Campbell and UNC-W baseball
1:17:45 – should the ACC adopt the Champions League format for ACC basketball?
1:23:15 – British Balderdash
1:27:30 – Swain tries to explain the “You’ll Never Walk Alone” tradition for Liverpool, but Rand and Hayes screw it up by talking Broadway