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Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

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Bristol, CT

Description:

Bomani Jones weighs in on sports, pop culture, social topics and more, with your comments on Mondays, friends of the show on Wednesdays and Dominique Foxworth on Fridays.

Language:

English


Episodes

Foxworth Friday: The Masters, Hubert Davis at UNC, Dehsaun Watson

4/9/2021
Bomani Jones and Dominque Foxworth discuss the #TwoAmericas in horn honking and door knocking, the wealth of The Masters (8:41), as well as Hubert Davis getting introduced as the first Black MBB coach of North Carolina (13:45). Plus, the guys update the Deshaun Watson situation after the majority of his sponsors have bailed on him (23:58). Show Announcement Sign up for our first live show! Seats are limited: bit.ly/therighttime422

Duration:00:45:16

Mike Golic Jr. talks NFL Draft analysis and more!

4/7/2021
Bomani Jones is joined by Mike Golic Jr. of “Chiney & Golic Jr.” and Highly Questionable. The two guys chat about Mike’s childhood and time growing up in the shadow of his dad at Notre Dame (0:43) as well as coverage of the NFL Draft, including why people seem to take others’ word about prospects rather than actually getting to know them themselves (16:00). Plus, who the “best” player in this draft is and his “why I quit playing football” story (38:04)!

Duration:00:46:15

Heartbreak

4/5/2021
Bomani Jones reacts to Gonzaga’s victory over UCLA in the Final Four and connects it to the “reasons” behind the retirement of legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams (1:13). He also shares why the Braves’ response to MLB moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta hurt him personally (15:27). Plus, an IYHH including the impact of blockage in the Suez Canal (29:00) and your voicemails from heated Twitter beefs that you have had (43:24). IYHH Stories @ReedAlbergotti on the dangers of trusting...

Duration:00:52:57

Foxworth Friday: The 17th Game, Pro Days & Justin Fields

4/2/2021
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss the NFL deciding to add a seventeenth game to the schedule starting in the 2021 season, including who it negatively impacts the most (04:35). Plus, it’s pro day season ahead of the NFL draft (24:37) and the “dog whistles” have come out in quarterback analysis on prospect Justin Fields from Ohio State (34:05).

Duration:00:49:00

Michael Smith on getting old, KD and the Internet, voting in Georgia

3/31/2021
Bomani Jones and Michael Smith discuss being “grown” in the social media era (0:46) and how old is too old to get into a scrap like Kevin Durant did with Michael Rapaport (8:13). Plus, they discuss whether or not the fight over voting rights in Georgia is cause for MLB to try and move this year’s All-Star Game (30:53). The Right Time Recommends "The Social Network" documentary on Netflix

Duration:00:43:04

More Questions than Answers

3/29/2021
Bomani Jones questions the motives of 49ers decision makers Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch and their future planning at the quarterback position, following their trade up to the #3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft (1:13). He also shares concern for the future of college basketball following his observance of a lack of talent and phenomenon during the Sweet 16 of Match Madness (14:22). Plus, an IYHH including a study about America “putting on the pounds” in the pandemic (25:49) and your funniest...

Duration:00:51:54

Foxworth Friday: QB commitments, NFL TV deals & free agency money

3/26/2021
Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discuss NFL front offices juggling the stock of their starting Quarterbacks like Mitch Trubisky and Jimmy Garoppolo in Chicago and San Francisco respectively, in light of the Bears signing Andy Dalton and tweeting out “QB1” from their admin account (0:40). Plus, they dish on the future of “money” for the NFL through the lens of the television deals that were just signed (13:04) and how a player’s “money” gets affected when signing in free agency (29:02)....

Duration:00:46:12

3x Champion Bruce Bowen bounces around the NBA

3/24/2021
Bomani is joined by friend of the show and three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen to catch up and discuss the NBA season (3:50). They get into the development of players across the league and touch on funny stories from playing in Europe early in his career. Plus, sifting through the top stories in the West (15:59) and East (27:32) like LeBron James’ injury, Phoenix’s resurgence, Nikola Jokic’s MVP-caliber play, the evolution of Kevin Durant’s game, the Celtics’ issues and much more!

Duration:00:48:57

Eyes Wide Shut

3/22/2021
Bomani Jones discusses why LeBron James’ injury should end calls for an MVP case that doesn’t really exist (1:14), as well as why the inequities between men and women as far as treatment by the NCAA at March Madness go much deeper and are more problematic than you may know (21:24). Plus, an IYHH including a Florida homecoming queen that “stuffed” the ballot box (31:20), and your voicemails from the “dumbest” thing that you bought with a big check (42:17). IYHH Stories @jakecoyleap shares...

Duration:01:00:15

Foxworth Friday: Quarantine parenting, NFL free agency and Deshaun Watson

3/19/2021
For the debut of #FoxworthFriday, Bomani and Domonique Foxworth discuss “leveling-up” on parenting in the last year (3:42) and whether or not the Patriots’ free agency spending spree to surround QB Cam Newton with talent makes Bill Belichick look desperate (15:36). Plus, the recently surfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against Texans QB Deshaun Watson (33:33).

Duration:00:54:52

Nick Wright catches up on the Super Bowl, NBA MVP conversation

3/17/2021
Bomani Jones and Nick Wright of FS1 discuss the worst football-watching experience of Nick’s life, when Kansas City lost the Super Bowl to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay (1:35). While discussing the movement of NFL free agency, they weigh in on the problematic language in transactional GM “cosplay” and whether or not Deshaun Watson getting dealt could be the first of its kind (19:39). Plus, the guys touch on self-reflection in media for broadcasters and get into a discussion of the NBA MVP,...

Duration:00:56:18

Just In Time

3/15/2021
Bomani Jones kicks off the new show cadence of Monday-Wednesday-Friday with a discussion of Drew Brees’ career, now that the Saints QB has decided to retire after twenty years in the NFL (1:36). He also dives into why the NCAA Tournament feels a bit different this year for more reasons than the obvious, including what we are missing without Duke in the field (19:59). Plus, an IYHH with “cult-like” behavior at a Panda Express retreat (29:32) and your voicemails from when you came up against a...

Duration:01:00:32

Spencer Hall on 'The Eyes of Texas' & Meyers Leonard

3/11/2021
Bomani Jones and Spencer Hall discuss the unique skills that people have in trying circumstances (1:22) and the many layers of issues surrounding UT Austin’s persistence with “The Eyes of Texas” song after their own report found that it wasn’t “overtly racist” (14:56). Plus, did Heat center Meyers Leonard forget where he lives when he uttered a racial slur live on a gaming stream (44:53)?

Duration:01:11:41

Legend at the Bank

3/9/2021
Bomani Jones breaks down all angles of Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s new contract, including the precedent and message that is being sent by both sides, as well as why he’s never seen anything quite like it (1:20). Also, why he didn’t have a problem with the All-Star Game taking place as it was competing for your attention with the Harry and Meghan interview (21:50), as well as why the “want to” with hiring and firing coaches afforded Les Miles much more time than he deserved (40:30). Plus, an...

Duration:01:15:38

Isiah Thomas on ‘Judas & The Black Messiah’, the West Side of Chicago, inequality in America and more

3/2/2021
Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas joins Bomani Jones to discuss his upbringing on the West Side of Chicago through the lens of the recent film “Judas & The Black Messiah” (2:30). The guys discuss civics, community organizations and the social construct of “race” (8:05). They talk about the self-esteem of “Blackness”, his push for diversity in the coverage of the NBA and much more (26:09).

Duration:00:43:16

Tobe Nwigwe talks 'Music for the Movement'

2/25/2021
Rapper Tobe Nwigwe joins Bomani Jones to discuss dealing with blackouts down in their hometown of Houston and the fame that he’s accumulated since we last had him on the show in 2018 (1:23). He dives into his collaboration with The Undefeated on “Music for the Movement” and the cover of “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes he did for it (8:30). Plus, the biggest influence on his music (16:40), balancing artistry with fatherhood and what he sees coming for him in the future...

Duration:00:49:25

Who Hurt You?

2/23/2021
Bomani Jones questions the upbringing of those who couldn’t appreciate Timberwolves F Anthony Edwards’ thunderous dunk over the weekend (1:24), discusses NBA players being “reluctant” to take part in a league PSA for taking the COVID-19 vaccine (18:58) and the (non-incident) incident with coach Deion Sanders at Jackson State (32:45). Plus, an IYHH including protests over a jailed rapper in Barcelona Spain (41:06) and your voicemails from when you “tried” an adult like a teenager did at a...

Duration:01:08:08

Joel Anderson talks Texas and Louisiana exceptionalism

2/18/2021
Bomani Jones and Joel Anderson of Slate discuss calling places the names they “used to be” and why nobody should want to be the mayor of a city (0:59). Plus, just how difficult of a spot the state of Texas is in right now with unprecedented snowstorms and how communities generally respond to disasters (12:46), as well as why Louisiana is an outlier for so many things, including dudes who want to fight and more (47:01).

Duration:01:04:43

Accountability

2/16/2021
Bomani Jones dishes on Russell Wilson’s change of tone towards Seattle management and whether or not it’s warranted (1:12), J.J. Watt’s “mutually agreed upon” release and why it’s a false equivalency to Deshaun Watson’s situation (16:02), as well as strength coach Chris Doyle’s short-lived tenure with the Jaguars and why it was only possible because “we” have allowed Urban Meyer to get away with questionable hiring practices before (24:18). Plus, an IYHH with potential holograms of your boss...

Duration:00:59:17

Roy Wood Jr. on Doctor Visits and 'Finding Your Roots'

2/11/2021
Bomani Jones and Roy Wood Jr. of "The Daily Show" fame discuss awkward visits to the doctor (2:05), Roy’s recent taping of “Finding Your Roots” with Henry Louis Gates (11:47), their most recent quarantine purchases (22:34) as well as the vaccine rollout and how it compares to food waste at fast food restaurants (28:09). Plus, pandemic pregnancies and what makes “leaders” attractive (47:24).

Duration:01:06:57