Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and much more from NYC.
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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).
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).
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: https://abcn.ws/3Duu8dT @bxchen shares that ‘stalkerware” apps are proliferating. Protect yourself: https://nyti.ms/3iStrDw @jonswaine shares how an IG star's $7 million mission to rescue Afghani civilians didn't work: https://wapo.st/3lwqAC0
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
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).
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).
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).
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).
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: https://bit.ly/3kIi2Yi @jemaswad shares that The Fugees have reunited for a “The Score” 25th Anniversary Tour: https://bit.ly/3CVWkq1 @kamilakudelska says media fascination with Petito Mystery looks like racism to Native Americans: https://n.pr/3kIi8z8
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).
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).
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: https://wapo.st/3AtEbPl A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: https://bit.ly/3nR7at1 @EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend doesn't have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister: https://bit.ly/39rHsCM
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).
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).
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).
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
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 (1:30). Bomani also takes time to gloat about winning his own charity trivia tournament on the podcast (5:43) as well as discuss Presbyterian College, where the head coach refuses to call for "punts" (39:04).
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: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/30-for-30-podcasts/id1244784611
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).
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)!
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).
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).
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: https://wapo.st/2VVUMvS Koh Ewe of @vice shares that China is making a “blacklist” of bad karaoke songs: https://bit.ly/3xRqHLo
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).
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).
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: https://wapo.st/3yzeADG @EECastilloAP shares that Mexico is suing US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll: https://bit.ly/3fPeoc5
Bomani Jones is joined by Michael Felder of Stadium 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).
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).
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!
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.
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).
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)!
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!
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!
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)!
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).
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!
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).
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).
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: https://channel-6.ghost.io/ ...also on Twitter @Channel6_feed
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).
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).
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: https://wapo.st/2TUHn6b @jeffgernst on Bitcoin to become a national currency in El Salvador: https://bit.ly/3pZoOd5
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).
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).
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: https://n.pr/34WSRso @NathanBomey on Tesla activating cabin camera for monitoring drivers using Autopilot: https://bit.ly/3w00uKg @brettmolina23 on Amazon's ‘Sidewalk' feature that will share your internet connection: https://bit.ly/2Si46sn
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).
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).
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).
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)?
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)!