Ep 131: We Believe Your Allegations (w/@mshenrybabyy)

Welcome to episode 131: We Believe Your Allegations

Everyone’s favorite homegirl Mo (@mshenrybabyy) joined us this week to give a female perspective on the current national reckoning with sexual assault. More specifically, we asked her about the allegations surrounding Matt Lauer and got her opinion on why companies protect sexual abusers like him. We also asked her a very important question: when it comes to sexual assault allegations, where is the line? How many allegations before a resignation and is said resignation enough?

Obes and Cha then looked into what is quickly becoming a more and more real possibility: could Lebron James join the Rockets this offseason? And, if he did, what would that look like? Would that team be able to dethrone the Golden State Warriors?

Last but not least, today is the special election for the Alabama Senate seat between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. Polls suggest the race is too close to call, but how much of a role is MASSIVE voter suppression playing in this election? Can Doug Jones really do this? Additionally, Roy Moore is a credibly accused pedophile, twice disgraced judge, and open bigot. What would say about the state of Alabama if they elected this man to be their representative in the United States Senate?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Ep 130: Delusions of Grandeur 2: Gone Fisher

 

Fisher

The man has found (supposedly) greener pastures

Welcome to episode 130: Delusions of Grandeur 2: Gone Fisher

THIS WEEK ON THE CHICKEN SOCIAL: Obes and Cha go it alone. That’s right: no guest! Show must go on though, fam. So, with that said…coaches are getting fired despite having winning records. Who do these schools think they are?! On one side, you’ve got schools like Minnesota firing themselves out of respectability. On the other hand, Texas A&M fired it’s way into Jimbo Fisher at an exorbitant cost. Will that work out the way the Aggies want?

Then, Obes and Cha take a deeper look into the proposed $89 million pledge by the NFL and the Players Coaltion. It looks great on its face: $89 million over 7 years going towards criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations, and education. But, is this deal everything that it seems? No. No, it isn’t.

Finally, the College Football Playoff rankings are out and Alabama got in over Ohio State. Was that the right decision? Again, no probably not.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Your Favorite Film is Trash: Like Mike

Written by Eric Trillman

This edition of YFFIT is a personal one. Like Mike is a film near and dear to my heart, as a 6 year old fan of the NBA and the musical stylings of Lil Bow Wow I couldn’t have asked for a better movie. I’ve seen this movie no less than 587 times and at least 10 of those were in a movie theater. However, children are dumb and easy to please, or at least I was. Not unlike McDonald’s this movie was a lot better when I was kid. Now? It’s trash. How Trash? Let me show you.

1. Calvin Cambridge should be dead.

Let’s get this out of the way right now, Calvin Cambridge should be DEAD. Our hero ventures out into a storm, scales an extremely large tree, grabs the sneakers hanging from the telephone pole, the telephone pole is then electrocuted, and then he falls to the ground without so much as a scratch on him!

In the real version of this movie Calvin dies after breaking his neck from the fall if getting struck by lightning doesn’t kill him first, Bittleman is arrested for child neglect, the group home is shut down, the other children are scattered about the system, Tracy never makes up with his father, and the Knights definitely don’t make the playoffs. But alas, that’s not how things shake out.

2. How did Michael Jordan’s sneakers end up at that orphanage?

According to the first five minutes of Space Jam, Michael Jordan is from North Carolina. Like Mike takes place in Los Angeles, how do these tattered sneakers cover that kind of ground? Also, the nun that hands them to Calvin says the sneakers once belonged to a famous basketball player with the initials “MJ” if it’s really him what are they doing in some donation box?

These are sneakers worn by the possibly the greatest basketball player of all time, and instead of auctioning them off to raise funds for the group home you’re letting Shad Moss run these rare collectors items into the ground.

3. How did Calvin Cambridge play in the NBA?

While in 2002 the draft eligibility rules were more lax than they are now, I’m more than sure you had to be at least finished with high school to sign with an NBA team. Calvin Cambridge who is in the 8th grade does it in a matter of days with ease.

There’s no resistance from the media, the league office, the other 29 owners. “Those wacky LA Knights” everyone says while ignoring the fact that league rules and child labor laws are being broken. At the very least Mark Cuban’s loud mouth square head ass would
have had something to say. David Stern outlawed du-rags but let child endangerment cook? I refuse to believe it.

4. HOW DID CALVIN CAMBRIDGE PLAY IN THE NBA?!?!?!?!?

I’ll humor the movie and say that the shoes gave Calvin the talent to play in the NBA but
it didn’t say anything about the strength. Calvin is barely 5 feet tall and can’t weigh more than whatever the healthy weight is for a 5 foot tall child.

At one point, Calvin finishes strong over the Admiral for the and one. If David Robinson was to actually foul him even a little bit the movie ends at Calvin’s funeral and with the closure of the NBA. Instead Calvin weaves in and out of defenses getting wherever he wants to on the floor. If Charles Barkley thinks Steph is allowed to score and showboat with impunity he’d have a heart attack watching this.

5. Calvin just gets to go home?

In the dramatic final game of the year, Calvin’s sneakers are ripped just as the Knights
regain possession for a chance to win the game and the 8th and final playoff spot in the West. Without the source of his power he announces his retirement from the NBA just as the coach is drawing up the biggest play of the season and everyone just accepts it.

The Knights go on to win the game sure, but what about the upcoming series against what I assume were the dominant Lakers of the early 2000s? Their best player has just retired and they’ve got Shaq and Kobe coming up. The Knights were the fictional stand in
for the LA Clippers who were at the time at the time, owned by Donald Sterling, and if the owner of the Knights is anything like him Calvin walking out on his contract would’ve garnered a response that put Dan Gilbert’s comic sans letter to shame.

I still enjoy watching this movie. Few things make me happier than watching Bow Wow and Morris Chestnut bond to the tune of Party Up, or Dirk Nowitzki asking Calvin for his autograph, but it is still ungood and I’m man enough to admit that. The things we like aren’t always good and that’s just fine.

Eric Trillman is an epic tweeter; he’s also the man behind the Setting the Edge Twitter account and is a contributor for The Chicken Social. Eric is a busy guy.

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Ep 129: Sexual Assault: A National Scourge (w/@HumbleTeej)

sexual assault

Not so strange bedfellows

Welcome to episode 129: Sexual Assault: A National Scourge

In what was, honestly, a long overdue interview, @HumbleTeej joins the show to talk about the nation’s current reckoning with sexual assault and answer a very important question: at what point does an elected official have to resign over claims of sexual assault? Additionally, Teej, who is an LA-based attorney, answers a question Obes has long pondered: how easy is it to to sue a newspaper for slander?

In this week’s Sports Zone, Obes and Cha take a close look at #NewCoachSZN in college football with a keen eye on the Tennessee coaching job. Why? Because Twitter just made the University of Tennessee back out of a signed agreement to hire Greg Schiano as its head football coach, that’s why. What will the folks at Rocky Top do next?

Finally, staying in the sexual assault theme, nearly 200 woman have accused Massage Envy massage therapists of sexual assault. Oddly enough, Massage Envy’s corporate entity says they aren’t the ones who should have to answer for it. How come?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Sexual assault

Cha is gonna be there!!! (Not Obes, though. *sad face*)

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Ep 128: Kyrie the MVP??? (w/@EricTrillman_)

Kyrie

the 2017-18 MVP? (probably not, but maybe!)

Welcome to episode 128: Kyrie the MVP???

Eric’s Back! This week, Eric Trillman aka Percy McPerson aka Young Person aka The Boy Wonder re-joins the show to discuss some NBA fodder: is Joel Embiid that nice, would Kyrie still be in Cleveland if they’d drafted Embiid, and what is his ceiling? Additionally, Eric gives his opinion on the Boston Celtics, fresh off their 15th win in a row. Can they really compete for an NBA championship this season?

Then, in this week’s Sports Zone, Obes and Cha investigate Tyrod Taylor’s benching by Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott. Is race a factor in the way Tyrod has been treated by his franchise?

Last but not least, Obes and Cha revisit an old topic. WTF is going on with the Republican Party? In light of many establishment and high level GOP officials continuing to support alleged sexual predators Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we’re forced to ask the question: is there anything a Republican could do that would make the party disavow them?

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Ep 127: You Don’t Care About Concussions (w/@Mariannoo)

Concussions

Welcome to episode 127: You Don’t Care About Concussions

On this week’s episode of The Chicken Social: CONCUSSIONS, CONCUSSIONS, and more CONCUSSIONS. The Basketball Friends podcast contributor, friend of the show and all around awesome human being Mariano Bivins (@Mariannoo) joins the show to discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo. Is he really that nice? Is he really the second best player in the league? If not, is there another 7 foot wunderkind who is better? He also tells us whether or not it’s too soon to sell on Lonzo Ball.

Obes and Cha take a look at the unmasking of male celebrities as sexual predators, are these powerful white men finally about to be held accountable for their actions? Last, but certainly not least, we turn our sights to the NFL and their lax view towards concussions. Do they really care about the players wellbeing as much as they say? All that and more, this week on The Chicken Social.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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Ep 126: Houston Sports (Kinda) Up (w/@BostonJerry)

Houston

This is not what we wanted to see

Welcome to episode 126: Houston Sports (Kinda) Up (w/@BostonJerry)

It’s indictment season and Jerry’s back to help us make sense of it all. Robert Mueller has issued the first of what could be many many indictments against the Trump administration, but what happens if he proves Trump and co. colluded with Russia and no one cares? Jerry and Obes explore that possibility.

Houston sports gods giveth and the Houston sports gods taketh away. The day after the Astros win the World Series, Texans QB Deshaun Watson tears his ACL. Smh. Additionally, Obes and Cha are back to talk gun control and lay out their visions of what a gun controlled America could look like.

All that and more on this week’s episode of The Chicken Social.

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