Italian Soccer is a little under-appreciated in the grand scheme of European Soccer, so Mark tells the history of the club Parma in order to give you a team to root for. Relegations, bankruptcy and a golden age of success are the story Parma can tell, and it is one worth listening to.
It is episode 13 of Double Take, and for the special occasion, Mark and James discuss the unlucky career of Grant Hill. Hill was a star at Duke and was a young star in the NBA, but misfortune was on his side more often than he would have liked.
The Tour de France is the most famous bicycle race in the world. It is known for its length, its prestige...and its cheating. Back in 1904, the Tour had its first public brush with dishonest measures and it got out of hand. Join Mark and James as they discuss the craziness that occurred.
James and Mark celebrate the 10th episode milestone by each preparing a top 10 list of underrated players in NFL history. Mark made his list focused on players in the 2010s and James expanded it to his time watching football (with one exception).
The Bundesliga is one of the few professional leagues back in action during the Pandemic, so Mark and James take some time to look at crazy stories in the Bundesliga that have to do with teams fighting to be promoted or resisting relegation.
The World Cup is filled with drama, but the 2002 Cup was one filled with upsets, intrigue, and controversy. Join Mark and James as they go through the Cup and discuss particular games that provided memories that many soccer fans would like to forget.
James and Mark discuss the NFL Player Strike of 1987. We talk about Engineers who live out their dream in the NFL for a few weeks, lifelong fans who now have to block their idols, and crazy games that have inspired Hollywood movies.