Podcast Ep16: Poor Arsenal, Golf with The Donald, F1 Decline, and UFC196

March 4, 2016 •

Show Notes for Season Ticket Episode 16

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Football- Midweek Roundup and Weekend Games

Lots of football this week. Arsenal are well on their way to throwing away the league from a great position. A determined Tottenham team are emerging as favourites. A huge game between the two at Lunchtime on Saturday will play a big part in determining the outcome. In Spain, it’s looking more and more like Barcelona have it all locked up after a healthy win against 9 man Rayo Vallecano on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp is still hilarious

Golf: Cadillac Championship at Trump National

The PGA Tour calls in to see The Donald at Trump National this week. Last year saw Rory McIlroy throwing an iron in the water. He comes back this year with a new putting grip that he’s hoping will give him a bit of confidence with the short stick. The season is starting to get into full swing, if you’ll excuse the pun, but no sign of Tiger yet, who is kept busy opening pitch and putt courses

Formula 1: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

F1 returns next week. The sport is suffering badly from declining viewing figures. We have a discussion about what’s at the heart of its declining popularity. The following passage is from this article:

The sport of Formula 1 is currently embroiled in its very own financial crisis. It continues to enjoy a gargantuan annual turnover of $1.7 billion, with governments willing to pay $20m for the honour of hosting a race. Yet there remain entrenched financial struggles, which afflict the pinnacle of motorsport. The teams involved in F1 share $800 million in prize money, 63% of the profit made by the sport, which should help to compensate the reduction in incoming sponsorship due to declining viewership figures. Yet a major problem with this is that the funds are not distributed evenly; Marussia was given just $10m from the fund last year, whereas Red Bull and Ferrari are understood to have enjoyed $150m each. This disparity is not unusual for F1; but it is aggravated greatly by the increased costs of actually getting on the grid.

UFC196

It’s finally here! The big fight from Vegas happens on Saturday and Carl gives us an in depth preview of McGregor vs Diaz. He also weighs in with how he thinks the Holm vs Tate fight will go, as well as some predictions from further down the card.