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The Right Time with Bomani Jones
40 minutes | May 20, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban's 'War of Words' on NIL
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth share their thoughts on Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s impromptu press conference going “scorched earth” on Alabama coach Nick Saban, following his comments about the Aggies’ recruiting tactics in the NIL era (1:33). Plus, at what point will colleges be forced to pay players (16:14), and how closely should the NFL be watching where this all goes (29:42)?
54 minutes | May 18, 2022
Bruce Bowen on Luka Dončić's Development, Patrick Beverley's Words on Chris Paul, Joel Embiid's Future With the Sixers
Bomani Jones welcomes three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to share how Mavericks G Luka Dončić has improved at getting his teammates involved, and why the Warriors’ previous style of play wasn’t replicable (23:06). Plus, Timberwolves G Patrick Beverley’s comments on Suns G Chris Paul (36:11), Joel Embiid’s future with the Sixers (44:11), what’s to come for the Celtics against the Heat (4:40), and why the increase in athleticism across the league has contributed to a neglect of basic fundamentals (16:08).
42 minutes | May 16, 2022
Victim of Success
Bomani Jones breaks down the results of the Conference Semifinals, including where he was wrong about Luka Dončić of the Mavericks, and what their victory over the Suns in the West says about star Chris Paul (0:55). Plus, the toughness shown by the Celtics against the Bucks in the East, and why the Sixers not making it to the Conference Finals over the Heat spells bad news for the partnership between Joel Embiid and James Harden (11:28). An IYHH sheds light on the national baby formula shortage (18:51), and Bomani hears your voicemails from that time your mom came to school and had to "check" the teacher (30:51)! IYHH Stories @DLeonhardt breaks down the baby formula crisis: https://nyti.ms/3Mo66pT @tarantulaarms shares Vegas mob lore floats to the surface along with bodies at Lake Mead: https://lat.ms/3FP7YFE @ayewolfe says state of Mississippi files lawsuit to recoup $24 million in welfare funds from Brett Favre: https://bit.ly/3sGhW6V
47 minutes | May 13, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Giannis Shows 'Heart of a Champion', Why Tom Brady Might Be Worth $375 Million in the Booth!
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Mavericks G Luka Dončić is showing his “Kobe” tendencies, and why Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo is showing what winning the title last year did for his game (1:10). Plus, is Bucs QB Tom Brady really worth the $375 million deal that Fox Sports reportedly gave him to be an analyst when he retires (31:13)? The Right Time Book Club is back! Join us in reading "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" by David Remnick
50 minutes | May 11, 2022
Holly Anderson on the NCAA's New NIL Guidelines, David Dennis on His New Book 'The Movement Made Us'
Bomani Jones is joined by Holly Anderson of Channel 6 to discuss the NCAA's latest set of guidelines for NIL and booster involvement (1:42), as well as a previously untold story of the two of them trying to sneak into a high school football game in Miami (18:11). Plus, David Dennis of Andscape discusses his new book "The Movement Made Us", which chronicles the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter (24:10).
46 minutes | May 9, 2022
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on whether or not legislating the “hard foul” out of the NBA has actually made the product we are seeing in the postseason worse (0:52), as well as why he’s skeptical of Formula 1’s long-term attractiveness to fans in the United States (12:53). Plus, an IYHH including a second year of lost population for the state of California in a row after a century of growth (26:05), and your voicemails from that time mom "came up" to the school because you were "acting up" (35:43)! Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! https://bit.ly/3KEcwQa IYHH Stories @SarahM_Jackson shares a 100-year-old man has broken the Guinness world record for the longest time employed at the same company: https://bit.ly/3LYfkJe @dustingardiner says California lost population for the second year in a row after a century of growth…What’s happening?: https://bit.ly/38heed4 Citi says a trader error caused Europe’s ‘flash crash’: https://bit.ly/3ypVEKh
39 minutes | May 6, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Phoenix's 'Big Three', NFL Receiver Supply/Demand, Pitt's Jordan Addison Sparks NIL Controversy
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Luka Dončić’s big Game 2 for the Mavericks against the Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals, as well as why C DeAndre Ayton’s ascent has Phoenix feeling like they have a “Big Three” now (1:43). Plus, the guys get into the supply and demand of wide receivers this NFL offseason around the draft (15:39), as well as how Pitt’s Jordan Addison entering the transfer portal has sparked fresh NIL controversy (24:48). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! https://bit.ly/3KEcwQa
41 minutes | May 4, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on NBA Playoff Officiating, Warriors-Grizzlies, Suns-Mavericks
Bomani Jones is joined by Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports to discuss what he is seeing across the NBA Playoffs, including controversial officiating decisions in Warriors-Grizzlies (6:50) and Suns-Mavericks (25:45), as well as which players make up the group that will lead the league into the next generation (28:12). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! https://bit.ly/3KEcwQa
53 minutes | May 2, 2022
'Good' Just Isn't Enough
Bomani Jones discusses the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including why Ja Morant of the Grizzlies is one of his favorite players (0:59), and why Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves is one of his biggest disappointments (16:04). Plus, an IYHH including corrective surgery that can make "short kings" tall (27:29), and your voicemails from when you "quit" your job in the middle of a shift (43:28)! Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! https://bit.ly/3KEcwQa IYHH Stories @elamin88 says limb-lengthening surgery has become increasingly popular for men: https://bit.ly/3KCrLJd @anniegowen says Texas residents sue county for removing books, and firing a librarian: https://wapo.st/3w1GLuP @jjsahadi says Fidelity will soon offer bitcoin as an option in 401(k)s: https://cnn.it/3KCcQPa
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Derek Stingley Jr.'s Potential, Overthinking Top Draft Picks, Chris Paul's 'Dark Arts'
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth offer in-depth analysis on one of their favorite NFL draftees from the 2022 class Derek Stingley Jr., including why teams have "overthought" their picks at the top in years past (2:08), and just how dominant the corner could be in the league over the course of his career (6:11). Plus, how rare "nut punching" is as a tactic for an all-time great like Suns PG Chris Paul (29:27). Miss our YouTube exclusive edition of #UnblockmeBo? Check it out here! https://bit.ly/3KEcwQa
42 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Monica McNutt on Young Stars Taking Over the NBA Playoffs, Kyrie Irving's Future, and More!
Bomani Jones chats with Monica McNutt of ESPN about the NBA Playoffs, including which teams are the surest bet for the Western Conference Finals (7:06), and how injuries have derailed what could have been in the East (17:15). Plus, why the “time is now” for young stars in this league (25:10), and what the Nets plan to do with Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving this offseason (1:16).
48 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Bomani Jones discusses who is at fault for the Nets as they falter against the Celtics (1:15), and whether or not the level of play from the Pelicans we are currently seeing means they "won" the Anthony Davis trade (14:04). Plus, an IYHH including Elon Musk's attempts to take mankind to Mars (24:28), and your voicemails from "unfortunate" typos that you have made in the past (37:01)! IYHH Stories @graceihle on Elon Musk saying life on Mars won't be luxurious: https://bit.ly/3KgY9km @jcljules on the forgotten movement to reclaim Africa’s stolen art: https://bit.ly/37BrZDf @mrMattSimon says that the oceans aren’t just warming—their soundscapes are transforming: https://bit.ly/3LbJw3c
43 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Deebo Samuel Requests Trade From 49ers, Is Coaching Hurting the Nets?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss Deebo Samuel requesting a trade from the 49ers, and how the wide receiver market has been shaken up across the league this offseason (8:55). They get into if Samuel could be elite in a different offense, as well as how other great receivers of the past compare. Plus, is coaching hurting the Nets in their matchup against the Celtics (34:46)?
50 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Michael Smith on the Suns, Warriors, Celtics, and Abolishing the NFL Draft!
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss the latest in the NBA Playoffs, including whether or not Chris Paul or Devin Booker are more crucial to the Suns (3:03), if the Warriors have what it takes to give them a challenge potentially in the next round (5:24), who the "best" player in Celtics-Nets is (25:06), and why the lack of coverage around "big games" has hurt the NBA as a product in recent years (34:55). Plus, Mike weighs in on Bomani's idea to get rid of the NFL draft (38:37)!
45 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
The Kyrie System
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on performances by Kyrie Irving and the Nets in the Eastern Conference side of the NBA Playoffs (0:53), as well as Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves in the Western Conference (12:10). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon launching a campaign to recruit high school graduates to work in warehouses (21:54), and your voicemails from when you came up against a "future pro" (35:24)! IYHH Stories @A_W_Gordon shares that working at an Amazon Warehouse got even more dangerous in 2021: https://bit.ly/3MfcajY @whereishayley says a proposed bill would shorten California workweek to 32 hours: https://lat.ms/3uTh7t3 Amazon Targets High Schoolers in a Warehouse Recruiting Blitz: https://bit.ly/3Ow6Bjk
48 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Foxworth Friday: Steve Wilks and Ray Horton join Brian Flores' lawsuit against NFL, will Karl-Anthony Towns Step Up?
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss former Cardinals and Titans coaches Steve Wilks and Ray Horton joining Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL following his departure from the Dolphins (9:18). Plus, why Bomani thinks that Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns' game doesn't translate to team success (27:52), and what Domonique's thoughts were on the crazy Tom Brady story that surfaced earlier in the week (1:09).
46 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Mina Kimes on 'That' Crazy Tom Brady Story, Russell Wilson, NFL Draft
Bomani Jones and Mina Kimes discuss the remarkable story that Tom Brady reportedly retired to move to the Dolphins as a player-executive, including former Miami coach Brian Flores’ role in it not happening (2:06), and the position the Buccaneers find themselves in now with new head coach Todd Bowles and Brady back on the team (19:27). Plus, Russell Wilson's departure from the Seahawks (23:56), what prospects she likes at the top of the NFL draft (34:00), and much more!
45 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Sense of Entitlement
Bomani Jones shares his thoughts on the unceremonious way that the Lakers have parted ways with coach Frank Vogel (0:53), Tiger Woods’ performance at The Masters (13:05), and Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins’ passing (18:31). Plus, an IYHH including Amazon workers on Staten Island voting to unionize (28:30), and your voicemails from the “worst” take that you have, sports or otherwise (36:20)! IYHH Stories @andrea_c_hsu shares that Amazon workers on Staten Island have voted for a union: https://n.pr/3E6uMjl @AlexWilkins22 shares that a robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body: https://bit.ly/3LQDeWw @joshpcain shares that a Riverside CA man was sentenced for buying Coachella tickets and more with company credit card: https://bit.ly/3v4Xg98
37 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Foxworth Friday: NFL Warned to Improve Treatment of Women, Daniel Snyder Ticket Allegations, Utah to Keep '23 ASG
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth weigh in on the attorneys general of six states writing to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressing concern over the league's treatment of female employees (3:04), and the Commanders denying a former team employee's allegation to Congress that they withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams (11:15). Plus, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game will stay in Utah after much debate following the state’s passage of a bill that banned transgender students from playing school sports under the gender they identify with (25:18). Next episode's voicemail topic will be..."What is objectively your worst take? Sports or otherwise!"
46 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Vinnie Goodwill on LeBron James Chasing the All-Time Scoring Record, Suns' and Celtics' Title Chances
Bomani Jones and Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss whether or not LeBron James chasing the all-time scoring record has hurt the Lakers, and where the MVP conversation stands currently (5:30). Plus, a discussion on the Suns’ (26:43) and Celtics’ title chances as we hurdle down the stretch of the NBA season (34:07)
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