Sports Inquirer Show 95: NFL Apology Tour starring Drew Brees, Vic Fangio and Jake Fromm, MLS and NBA announce return plans #sportsinquirer #atlutd #mls #majorleaguesoccer #uniteandconquer #nba (6.5.20)

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)

Sports Inquirer Show 95: NFL Apology Tour starring Drew Brees, Vic Fangio and Jake Fromm, MLS and NBA announce return plans

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz on MLSPA/MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement (2.6.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer #mlspa #majorleaguesoccer

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz
Photo credit: Atlanta United Communications

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz after his team’s preseason training session Feb. 6.

Topics included the MLS Players Association and MLS agreeing to a five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement earlier in the day, the negotiation process between the two entities, the importance of encouraging player movement opportunities, the education of players to the labor process and being able to focus on preparing for the 2020 campaign on the field.

Original Free Kick: Atlanta United Jeff Larentowicz preseason presser (1.14.20) #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer @atlutd @mls

Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz (middle) celebrates with teammates
Photo credit: AJ Reynolds/Atlanta United

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Jeff Larentowicz following the team’s preseason practice Jan. 14. Topics included his recovery from injury in the offseason, handling the departure of defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, his interest in being named captain of the team, the MLS Players Association negotiations with the MLS for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and reasons he re-signed with Atlanta as a free agent.