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The Sports Babble
52 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Babble Screen III
On this weeks episode of the Babble Screen Phil and Steve sat down to discuss how the NFL has started to take steps in supporting its black and ethnic players/employees. But is it enough? They also discuss the "Rooney rule" and some of the changes to that, why are the owners so silent and Steve gives us a breakdown on some offensive plays in American football. As always catch on our socials @thesportsbabble and any questions for any of our pods drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening.
83 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Isolation #16 with J.E. Skeets from No Dunks
Helloooooooooo! On this episode of The Sports Babble Phil gets to chat with the brilliant J.E. Skeets from the No Dunks pocast on The Athletic. They talk about the return of the NBA and whether or not we are rushing back into it too quickly, what last season was like as a Raptors fan and covering it daily for the NBA, Pascal Siakams season so far and their ideas for a 30 for 30 film. Loads more in here as well. Click on the link below to get your No Dunks Tee that they mention on the pod with proceeds going to #BlackLivesMatter. https://www.nodunks.com/products/no-dunks-webby-caricature-t-shirt
44 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Timo Werner and Bundesliga with Ronan Murphy
We chat to Bundesliga journalist Ronan Murphy about the story behind Timo Werner joining Chelsea. Ronan tells us how he thinks Werner will fit into the Blues young team under Lampard and how he'll adapt to the Premier League's style of play. Are Bayern the favourites for the Champions League this season? Ronan also gives us an insight into Kai Havertz potential destinations this summer and much more. @thesportsbabble on social media and email@example.com for enquiries.
45 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Babble Screen The Enemy in the States
Since the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Minneapolis, America has been on fire. A fire started by its own president. Sports men and women, musicians, actors have all risen up and protested alongside their own communities. They have had enough and so have we. In this episode Phil and Steve sat down and talked about how angered they are by the constant police brutality and systemic racism towards the black community in The United States of America. An ironic name at the minute when the place seems broken clean in half. They talk about being white Irish males wanting to help in anyway they can and how you can help too. They dive into some of Steve's brilliant pieces on Colin Kaepernick and also quickly discuss the return of the NBA. Here is a link Phil mentions in the pod giving you options to help: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co Any questions for the pod drop them to our twitter @thesportsbabble or email us thesportsbabble@gmail
66 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Isolation #15: Interview with Liam Twomey
Brendan and Phil chat to Liam Twomey, Chelsea correspondent for The Athletic. Liam gives us a breakdown of the Premier League's Project Restart. We also talk about sporting integrity and the top four race with fully fit squads. Liam gives us an insight into covering Eden Hazard at Chelsea, an update on the Tammy Abraham contract and the Timo Werner situation! Contact us @thesportsbabble on social media and firstname.lastname@example.org
76 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
#Isolation 14 Phil with The Athletics Andrew Schlecht on the OKC Thunder
We finally did it. We finally let Phil have an OKC Thunder heavy podcast. He has been wanting to do this for years so its only fair. Phil sat down via skype and spoke to the The Athletics Andrew Schlecht on all matters OKC. Andrew hosts the Down to Dunks podcast on The Athletic so is pretty well qualified. Among the topics they got into was how far this OKC roster can go BECAUSE BASKETBALL IS COMING BACK BABY. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's ceiling and who might work well with SGA via a trade or free agency plus Andrews favourite NBA player. Check us out on our socials @thesportsbabble and any questions for the pods send them in at email@example.com
42 minutes | May 31, 2020
Isolation #13: Football Is Back
FOOTBALL IS BACK! We chat about the return of the Premier League and how football will look for the next few months. We talk about the broadcast rights and where we will be able to watch football. JD's awards also feature a local element this week! @thesportsbabble on social media and email firstname.lastname@example.org
89 minutes | May 28, 2020
Isolation #12 NBA potential return and running an NFL offence
Phil and Steve sit down and discuss the NBA and NFL. This week they look at the potential return of the NBA at Walt Disney World Orlando and how we might see a new playoff format. They include a straight 16 no conference knockout scenario or are favorite a 20 team World Cup scenario as brilliantly laid out by Kevin O'Connor of the Ringer. They look at two prominent NFL quarterbacks in Dak Prescott and Cam Newtwon and review their current situations? Is Cam being blackballed or is it a case of COVID19 getting in the way for him. Then we deep dive into the Raiders and Steve takes us through how he would run their offence and also his favorite ever Raiders game. Any questions for the pod get us on Twitter @thesportsbabble or via email email@example.com
43 minutes | May 24, 2020
Isolation #11 #LastDance and JD Awards
This week the lads take a closer look at the #LastDance and what impact it is having on the world of basketball. We give our (limited) opinions on the Jordan v Lebron debate and we have a new feature #JohnnysAwards where JD will reassign unjust awards from the past! Get us @thesportsbabble on social media and firstname.lastname@example.org
80 minutes | May 20, 2020
The Sports Babble with Steve O'Rourke Isolation #10
Phil finally gets to sit down and chat with his friend Steve O'Rourke about their love for the NBA and NFL. Steve used to be a sports writer for the 42.ie where he would cover among many other topics all things American sports. He is also Offensive Coordinator for the West Dublin Rhinos in the IAFL. So yes he knows what he is talking about. Which for Phil is something new :). In this episode Phil and Steve tell you why they have LeBron James over Michael Jordan in the GOAT status. Phil set Steve a task last week to try and convince him to become a Raiders fan. Can Bill Belichick and Tom Brady survive without each other? Can anyone stop Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs when/if we get an NFL season this year? Much much more in this episode but you will have to listen to find out. If you have questions or topics for the pod check us out on twitter @thesportsbabble or email us email@example.com. #TheSportsBabble
55 minutes | May 16, 2020
Isolation #9 Sporting Heroes: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
The Babble is back for another isolation pod. This week we are chatting about the return of the Bundesliga, who is in the hunt for the title and how will they implement new rules? We also chat about JD's Sporting Hero; 'The Rock'. And with sports slowly coming back, what do we miss the most? Check @thesportsbabble on Twitter and all social media and firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
62 minutes | May 10, 2020
Isolation #8 Sporting Heroes: Rory McIlroy
The full Babble compliment are back for another isolation podcast. This week we chat about Isolation activities outside sport, the return of the Bundesliga & we chat about one of Brent's sporting heroes; Rory McIlroy. Please rate and review the podcast. Get us @thesportsbabble on all social media outlets.
67 minutes | May 7, 2020
The Sports Babble with Brendy Boyle
In this Episode Phil got the chance to sit down (Via Skype) and chat to Brendy Boyle. An Irishman from Kerry who has took himself over to Spain to set up roots. Brendy writes about Spanish life and Spanish football for various publications. Brendy is a season ticket holder for Athletico Madrid and he tells us all about life as a fan and what Spanish football culture is like. We also hear how lock-down in Madrid has been and when we will possibly see some form of normality resume. The two lads chat about the impact another Irishman Michael Robinson had on Spanish sports broadcasting and just how big the outpouring of love was for him after his untimely passing. As always get us on all your podcast apps @thesportsbabble. If you have any topics or guests ideas for us drop us a line email@example.com
61 minutes | May 4, 2020
The Sports Babble with Gareth Hanna
In this episode of The Sports Babble, Phil sat down (via Skype) to chat to Gareth Hanna of the Belfast Telegraph and BBC Radio Ulster commentator. The lads chat about the impact Covid19 is having on the Irish league and local sport. Will the season get finished? An Irish League season that very much got finished was the 1994 season. Gareth recently sat down with some of the protagonists from that day and told us all about the heartbreak they felt. They looked at the Golf season and its potential return, could this be the time for Rory to get that green jacket? If you have any suggestions for guests or topics on the show drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us across social media @thesportsbabble.
29 minutes | May 1, 2020
Phil and Brendan take on this week's pod. We discuss the news that PSG being declared French champions and what this means for other European leagues. Will Liverpool be crowned champions? Who will be relegated? Or will the Premier League be played behind closed doors? We also chat about Player of the Year nominees and some player wage issues which are only likely to get more complicated as the pandemic goes on. Catch us @thesportsbabble on social media and patreon.com/thesportsbabble to throw us some sweet dollars.
47 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
The lads are back with another podcast from isolation. This time we chat about European Leagues and when they plan to get back playing. Will UEFA have to use their controversial coefficient to rank teams for the UCL and UEL? We also chat about the moral dilemma of the Newcastle takeover and Jamie Carragher's Lifetime 11 Challenge. @thesportsbabble on social media.
52 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
This week we chat about the financial issues surrounding football. Will Newcastle be taken over by the Saudi group? What will this mean for the club's relationship with the fans? We also chat about footballers taking pay cuts and how there may be implications for clubs further down the line if this pandemic continues. @thesportsbabble on social media
52 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Podcast #4 from isolation. We chat about the #PlayersTogether campaign that the PL players have set up to help the NHS. Have footballers been getting unfair criticism amid this pandemic? We also discuss our PL Team of the Year so far and there are some disagreements as standard! @thesportsbabble on all social media.
37 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Liverpool Furlough: Reaction Pod
Liverpool have placed their non-playing staff on the government furlough scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic. Should a multi-million pound football club be using this scheme? Does it go against what LFC stand for? We also chat about footballers being called out by politicians. Could they be doing more? Let us know your thoughts @thesportsbabble on social media.
40 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
**Apologies for the poor sound quality in parts, you might have to try and work out what we were talking about at certain times.** The third of our podcasts from isolation. We chat all time Premier League goalscorers, Levy & Kane at Spurs and a bit about UEFA's decision to complete this year's competitions. @thesportsbabble on social media.
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