Wherein Our Heroes yet again pull out many tricks: a Deluge of Segments, Mailbag, a Ghanaian Brace, and Canadian Bacon, among others. Chicago complete a bizarre signing by adding Bastian Schweinsteiger to a crowded central midfield, two Ghanaians err in vastly different ways, The Canadian Men’s National Team finally get their man, and Toronto FC are victors over Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. Also, inspired by Messi and Suárez, we sing the praises of peeing whilst sitting down, and also recount the filmography of visionary director Jon Turteltaub.
Wherein Our Heroes cover copious ground on topics vast and interesting, including but not limited to: Anthony Stokes’ suspended sentence for assaulting an Elvis impersonator, Danny Welbeck’s Salt Bae celebration, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime performance, Alexis Sanchez’s dogs, The Bachelor, Leicester backing Claudio Ranieri, and our Canadian Women’s Team bidding a bittersweet adieu to three legends.
Wherein Our Heroes delve into the mailbag and produce a glorious rant of epic proportions from Brendan. Benito Floro and Canada Soccer decide to consciously uncouple, we wonder if Canadian players are getting their fair shake in the MLS, and London Stadium sees trouble both on and off the pitch (Payet’s Rabona notwithstanding). Also, José Mourinho yet again fails to pip Pep.
Wherein Our Heroes share their knowledge of Canadian civic nomenclature, Team Canada fail to qualify for the “Hex”, and our dreams of seeing the Maple Leaf at a FIFA World Cup must wait another several years. We are havin’ Megan Rapinoe’s right to take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner, Leicester players choose to differentiate their four-wheeled gifts, and England’s players need a weekend at a Tony Robbins symposium – Big Sam clearly needs more time. Also, we offer a post-mortem on the Bachelor in Paradise finale.
Wherein Our Heroes dip into the Mailbag to discuss the Premier League’s TV deal as well as German last names. Jason recounts his experience at BC Place in Vancouver Whitecaps’ recent CONCACAF Champions League encounter with Sporting KC, Montreal Impact finally vanquish their BMO Field demons in a hotly contested 401 Derby, and the future looks bright for Team Canada heading beyond qualifying for Russia 2018. CD Leganés offer gourds to visiting clubs this La Liga season, while their shirts are part gimmick and part sensory wonder. Also, Marouane Fellaini becomes the first two-time Haircut of the Week winner for selflessness and chivalry during Manchester United’s clash with Hull City A.F.C.
Wherein Our Heroes bask in the glory of several early-season Premier League matches. Spurs vanquish Crystal Palace with Harry Kane oddly stationed as a Number 10. Will the arrival of Christian Benteke herald a change in recent fortunes for The Eagles? Elsewhere, Burnley see off Liverpool with only 19% possession, Ronald Koeman earns his first victory as Everton manager, and Hull, with merely a baker’s dozen senior players in the squad, earn their second victory in as many matches. We are having Steve Bruce’s departure in the summer, and Michy Batshuayi’s treble tarantula earns Haircut of The Week. Also, our Canadian Women’s Team is saluted for another outstanding Olympics in Rio.
Wherein Our Heroes believe the Community Shield was more of the same from Manchester United and Leicester. José Mourinho picks up where he left off with Juan Mata, West Ham can’t give simple directions, and Jamie Vardy can’t care for four-legged friends (or can he?). Riyad Mahrez pays West London a visit, Kyle Lafferty pays for visiting his bookie, and our Canadian Women enjoy another milestone moment in Rio. Also, we aim to patent our new football matching app…stay tuned!
Wherein Our Heroes connect with fellow Albertans and soccer lovers, Jessica and Katie, of “For Kicks Podcast”. We delve into Canada’s Rio 2016 victory over Zimbabwe and discuss the Canadian Women’s Team in the group stages thus far. It is a special treat indeed. Check out “For Kicks Podcast” for more on the women’s game…Jessica and Katie are veritable fountains of knowledge, punditry, and wit.
Wherein Our Heroes are joined by the Grand Duke, Supreme High Chancellor, and Protector of the Realm of Gafferonia himself, Brendan. We review a pulsating FA Cup Final, including rave reviews for Jesse Lingard’s thatch and Alan Pardew’s hip gyrations, get serious and chat about the verdict in the recent Hillsborough inquiry, and encourage Canada Soccer to make sure the upper bowl at BC Place is open and raucous in September. Also, Brendan faces the greatest test in all of podcasting, “The Lighting Round”.
Wherein Our Heroes get behind the need for more friendlies at home in The Great White North. Lescott and Agbonlahor don’t do themselves any favours post-relegation, and the Portland Timbers hire an Ivy League student to help build a champion, Moneyball-style. Jack Wilshere makes the podcast again, for dubious reasons. Controversy ensues in both Orlando and Leicester as questionable officiating results in 2-2 draws. Also, Jamie Vardy may have a future on the Great Britain Diving Team while Andy Carroll’s shoulder can seemingly move mountains.