Pod: Goodbye Hank Aaron, Hello Nick Sirianni, and a Pop Quiz

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On this week’s edition of The Boo Birds Podcast, John and Joe address the Eagles’ new hire and the loss of a legend before Joe surprises John with a pop quiz on the happenings in sports in 2020.

The rundown:

• The guys talk briefly about the AFC and NFC Championship Games (1:21)

• John Reads The News™, featuring Joe’s brand new SOCCER MINUTE (5:18)

• The guys mourn the loss of Hank Aaron, baseball’s longtime home run king and one of the game’s true heroes, and to whom they lift a glass of Whatever it is They Are Drinking (8:47)

• The Eagles finally announced their new head coach, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, and the guys are less than thrilled at the choice (15:10)

• Joe does not understand the hate for Josh McDaniels (22:34) and cites a prime example of why it may not be the best idea to disqualify somebody for backing out of a job (hint: his current boss)

• The guys chat about Duce Staley not getting the job (27:38)

• John is a jinx on the Flyers, the Sixers are fun, and Joel Embiid is a beast (33:44)

• The Baseball Hall of Fame voting results will be announced later tonight; the guys cast their own votes in the piece that was posted yesterday, but they briefly discuss their predictions for who may – or may not, as it were – be in the Class of 2021 (38:48)

• Joe quizzes John on his knowledge of what happened in sports in the year 2020; feel free to play along at home! (44:02)

Phillies Minor League Preview with Pat McCarthy The Boo Birds Podcast

This week, the guys welcome Phillies AAA broadcaster Pat McCarthy onto the pod; the three of them talk about the NFL Draft and the Eagles' selection of DeVonta Smith (10:04).  Then, Pat shares his thoughts on what Phillies fans can expect to see down on the farm this season (30:23). 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 BooBirdsPodcast.com. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
  1. Phillies Minor League Preview with Pat McCarthy
  2. Odubel Herrera, NFL Draft Wish List, and Philly's Biggest Rivals
  3. Is Aaron Nola an Ace?
  4. Alec Bohm's Big Toe; The Flyers Are Dead at the Trade Line; Weird Finishes
  5. Not Pessimistic About the Phillies; The Best and Funniest Things We've Seen in 2021

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