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Socially Distanced Podcast Episode #20: What in the Wide Wide World of Sports is Going on Here?

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Al Mannarino and Bill Bodkin are joined this episode by senior music writer for ThePopBreak.com, Anthony Toto … and there’s a lot to talk about.

Editor’s Note: We apologize for the delay in the release of this podcast, as it was supposed to come out Friday August 7. However, due to Tropical Storm Isaias our podcast studio did not have power for quite some time. Thanks for you patience!

First, The Rock bought The XFL? Are we sure this isn’t an episode of Ballers? It’s not because Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson and his ex-wife/business partner Dani Garcia (along with partners Redbird Capital) bought the football league from Johnson’s former boss, Vince McMahon. The trio break down how The Rock’s involvement could mean major, major things for the beleaguered company.

From there, Al, Anthony and Bill discuss the re-opening of baseball, basketball and hockey and how it’s still a terrible idea given the U.S.’s handling of the pandemic. They also discuss what it’s like watching the games on television. Do virtual audiences work? Does piped in noise work? Is all just a morbid reminder of our current existence?

Also on the podcast, the amazing soundtrack to Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 gets discussed in great detail as well as the potential greatness of the latest Pixar’s (potential) 2021 release, Luca. Anthony also talks about why everyone needs to be listening to the band Protest the Hero and the guys give their recommendations for shows and movies to watch during quarantine.


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Founded in September 2009, The Pop Break is a digital pop culture magazine that covers film, music, television, video games, books and comics books and professional wrestling.

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