Welcome to our first international recording of the podcast, and one that further unites two struggling sports fan bases: former St. Louis NFL fans and Arsenal Football Club fans.
In this episode, Mike (as we all know, a former St. Louis NFL fan) interviews Khared (apologies – I didn’t get the spelling), an Arsenal supporter based in Amsterdam. The two were able to meet via a subReddit called “Fuck Stan Kroenke,” a forum in (dis)honor of the scumbag sports team owner who:
married into the Walmart fortune
lied an NFL team out of St. Louis (more on that in a future episode)
evicted a small retirement community from his newly purchased North Texas ranch, resulting in a resident committing suicide
This recording took place shortly after the failure of the ESL – a crazy attempt to Americanize European football and featured some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including North London’s Arsenal FC – and before a flurry of discovery in the St. Louis v. NFL lawsuit.
We need to get some Denver sports fans on the podcast at some point, as Señor Stan’s sports empire also includes the NBA Nuggets and the NHL Avalanche. But, if they’re anything like folks in red half of North London or the Gateway City, they likely share in our anger towards the guy.
Welcome to the start of Season 4 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For!
Today’s episode features our intrepid host making his picks for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament – the first tourney to happen during the run of this podcast. (Because it’s long done by the time the new season of the podcast starts, we’ll be opening with this episode.)
Mike’s Final Four:
Florida State, Gonzaga, Ohio State, and Syracuse.
How did he do? Well, he finished dead last in a tournament pool of 4, including past podcast guests DanielRains and Tim Crippen.
Oh, and special no thanks to a certain evangelical college located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This is sadly how Season 3 of the podcast must end.
This was our episode for our 5,000th unique download milestone. We’ll try to do this again for 10,000.
Also, Mike ran out of stories to share to end this season… or has he? There is a short story involving the current President of the United States, the Secret Service and a video job.
Still, there will be a fourth season of the podcast, and we’ve just started work on that. Including another three-show interview program for the 2021 KC Fringe Festival. Also, we do a rundown of what we’d like to see in the upcoming season.
Thank you all for your continued and future support of the podcast!
In terms of production number, this is episode number 37 of the podcast. However, we will not be releasing this as number 37 – the start of season 3 has been reserved for the KC Fringe Festival live shows.
So, it is time to address Mike’s tastes in college athletics. Here is Mike’s definitive Top 10 colleges list.
Important to note: every school on this list is NCAA Division I (of which there are over 350 as of this post).