RoostCast 70: Human Interest

In this episode, Ryan is joined by Paul of Hockey Rhetoric. The two stumble into a discussion of the Olympics and why Ryan is glad they are gone for another two years. They also talk about LeBron James and how we perceive athletes, both in major sports like football or Norwegian handball players.

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Some things we discussed during the podcast:

Wambach’s Brains Proved to be a Big Assist to U.S. Women’s Soccer — Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Isn’t All That Bad — Forbes

Musical selections for this episode:

Old School Caddy” — Hit-Boy Ft. Kid Cudi

Out of My Head” — Fastball

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One Comment

  1. Mike

    The thing that drives me bonkers about Lebron is the narrative regarding him that the professional sports columnist insists on forcing down our throats. It’s the oldest cliche in sports to have the superstar who’s going to change the game that has some sort of deep dark flaw that makes him kind of a bad guy, which also makes him more likeable because he’s not perfect and we can relate to him. So the superstar falls on bad times but is able to perservere and redeem himself (yay!) and then everyone likes him. That’s been shoved down our throats since the Heat won the title, especially during the Olympics. Even if the Thunder had won, the columnists would have been waiting and hoping to eventually pen the narrative above. Why can’t Lebron just be a terrific basketball player that in many ways symbolizes everything wrong with Professional athletes (and our relationship with them)? Is it a less interesting narrative to have him be a truly loathsome individual who’s talented at basketball? But then I suppose they wouldn’t write that tripe if there weren’t lots of people who wanted to read that. I just feel like we should be willing to accept more complicated stories in sports today.