In this edition of the Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:
-The NFL’s edition of The Apology Tour starring New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm and whether the league is ready for an objective, un-filtered discussion of world issues in the Gridiron Blitz (3:00-25:00)
-Major League Soccer’s return to team training and the tense negotiations between the league and the MLS Players Association with audio from Atlanta United president Darren Eales and player Jeff Larentowicz in the Original Free Kick (25:00-34:00)
-The National Basketball Association proposed plans to return with a concluded regular season and new playoff format in the Backdoor Cut (34:00-46:00)
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United president Darren Eales following his team’s preseason practice on Jan. 16. Topics including Josef Martinez signing a five-year extension with Atlanta, the economic and pragmatic purposes of the extension, the long-term injury of Franco Escobar, an update on Miguel Almiron and the state of the designated player in Major League Soccer.
Atlanta United president Darren Eales speaks with the media following the introductory press conference of new manager Frank de Bores on Jan. 14. Topics included the hiring process for de Bores, the offseason activities of United following an MLS Cup-winning campaign, using the Ajax model for youth player development and preparations for 2019 including an update on Ezequiel Barco.