- Detroit City FC Founder and CEO Sean Mann (Twitter @mrseanmann/Facebook Sean Mann/www.detcityfc.com) joins M.L. Elrick (Twitter @elrick/Facebook ML ELRICK/Instagram ml_elrick), Shawn Windsor (Twitter @ShawnWindsor) and Marc Fellhauer (Twitter @MarcFell) to tell some behind-the-scenes stories about the state of the Beautiful Game in Detroit
- THE STRAIGHT DOPE: Detroit City FC adds a WOMEN’s team to help bring soccer fans together — but ends up exposing a rift between Marc and Shawn!
- While Shawn and Marc spar, ML and Sean extol the virtues of women’s soccer, which has been more successful and offers more opportunities than the men’s game.
- Sean reveals how DCFC’s bid to go pro last year crumbled — then was saved! — without anyone really noticing. IT’S ANOTHER SOD EXCLUSIVE!
- Before you try to start your own pro sports league, you should hear Sean’s story about dealing with clowns like the d-bag from the desert.
- Sean discusses how DCFC transitioned from plucky amateurs to continent-crossing pros. There’s more costs, more travel — yet the ticket price remains the same as always! Sean explains that, too.
- Is the key to DCFC’s success the low cost, the amenities, the quaint confines of Keyworth? Sean says it’s the atmosphere — THANK YOU, NORTHERN GUARD!!!
- For the second year in a row, ML warns Sean “don’t screw it up!” That admonition worked last year. Here’s hoping it works again in 2020!
- THE GREAT DEBATE: A middle school has a policy that says you cannot refuse to dance with someone who asks you to cut a rug. The goal is to make sure no one feels left out. Two meanies don’t like the policy while one of the boys, who, like Billy Idol, was often dancing with himself, sees some merit in the policy. Find out who’s who!
- GEEK OF THE WEEK: A philandering, jealousy-crazed, n-bomb dropping judge says she’s not a racist and respects everyone – except maybe the spouse she cheated on for 8 years – is this week’s geek. Listen to find out who she is – and how she caused trouble among the boys in the basement.
- ROOM 7609: In honor of Sean and DCFC, ML books New Order and their 1990 World Cup song into the NuWave suite, then the triumvirate offers their take on a surprisingly upbeat and poppy tune from the Manchester Four.
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