November 24, 2020: Union Playoff Preview

The man, the myth, the legend: Ray Gaddis. Photo: Noah Salzman, used via CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Philadelphia Union kick off the MLS Cup Playoffs tonight against the New England Revolution. In honor of that, the guys welcomed a guest to spare you all a half hour straight of Joe talking without taking a breath.

In this Thanksgiving week feast:

• The guys talk a little about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday (0:46)

• John Reads the News™ (5:49)

• A “What Are You Drinking?™” where #coffeewhiskey makes a return (6:38)

• Daryl Morey has made himself comfortable in the Sixers’ front office, trading away Al Horford and Josh Richardson while acquiring Danny Green and Seth Curry… (7:33)

•…and also Dwight Howard (14:15)

• The Eagles played (18:52)

• The rumored fistfight between New York Giants’ head coach Joe Judge and offensive line coach Marc Colombo leads to a listener tweet that leads to the introduction of the Philly Coach Fight Club, in which the guys stage hypothetical fights between former Philadelphia coaches; much-too-in-depth analysis and mental image hilarity ensues (21:55)

• Matthew DeGeorge (@sportsdoctormd) of the Delaware County Daily Times calls in to class up the proceedings, sharing his insights on the Union’s playoff chances, the direction of the club and its status in MLS, and, of course, the prospect of Ray Gaddis scoring the MLS Cup-winning goal at Subaru Park (31:00)

Is Aaron Nola an Ace? The Boo Birds Podcast

This week, the guys do their first combined "What Are You Drinking?" taste test, where Joe surprises John with a can of PBR Hard Coffee (5:27). After getting through that, John kicks off a discussion about the Sixers (13:01) before Joe explains the European Super League proposal (that fell apart before the episode even dropped) and why it was so widely loathed (23:52).  Then, John airs a grievance after three decades (39:57) before the guys talk about the Aaron Nola conversation (46:25) and the black hole that is center field at Citizens Bank Park (58:08). You can find The Boo Birds Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, Stitcher, and more; you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BooBirdsPodcast, and on the web at — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
  1. Is Aaron Nola an Ace?
  2. Alec Bohm's Big Toe; The Flyers Are Dead at the Trade Line; Weird Finishes
  3. Not Pessimistic About the Phillies; The Best and Funniest Things We've Seen in 2021
  4. Sixers and Eagles Trade Recaps; Lauren Amour of The Good Phight
  5. The Sixers at the Trade Deadline

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