It's peak football season in the US with Super Bowl LVI only days away. Our focus in this episode is on people who sometimes don't even go into the game. We also pay tribute to a much loved American icon who gave his life to football. He had enormous affection for everyday folks that he met on his life journey.

So... tailgating... the pre-game event where you barbecue in a parking lot and potentially get blistered with booze. So... John Madden... the guy who wanted to be amongst them more than in the broadcasting booth.

Any commentator who gets to use the telestrator to highlight the six legs of a turkey during a thanksgiving broadcast definitely deserves his Emmy. Well played John.

February 09, 2022 — Anna Purtill