• Jonathan Brannan

5-POINT FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

Updated: May 26, 2020

This article was originally published on March 8th, 2019.


Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.

What I've been listening to -


Without Fail interview with Andre Iguodala (@andre) hosted by Alex Blumberg (@abexlumberg). The interview gives a first-hand experience on what it is like to be loved and hated by a city, as a professional athlete. While also highlighting the risks the Golden State Warriors' star made when he was building his career and what decisions he made to get involved in the world of startup investing.


Soccer news that's interesting me -


All 28 members of the United States women's national team squad have begun legal action against the US Soccer Federation (USSF), just months before defending the Women's World Cup title.


The lawsuit, filed with the US District Court in Los Angeles, stated: "Despite the fact that these female and male players are called upon to perform the same job responsibilities on their teams and participate in international competitions for their single common employer, the USSF, the female players have been consistently paid less money than their male counterparts."


Article I have been reading -


From NFL to curling: American football stars set sights on Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by Katie Falkingham (@KatieFalkingham). The article highlights Marc Bulger (@MarcBulger10), Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69), Keith Bulluck (@kbull53) and Michael Roos' (@MichaelRoos) goal to reach the Winter Olympics through representing the US in curling.


What I am watching -


All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals, follows the team's 2015 NFL season. The series shines a light on the franchise, during a time that it was reinvented itself into winners. Carson Palmer (@CarsonPalmer) and Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) would lead the NFC Championship game.

Skiing news that concerns me -


It has become public, that the skiing world is embroiled in a "blood doping" scandal. Graphic footage was leaked showing Austrian cross-country skier Max Hauke giving himself a blood transfusion. He was one of five athletes arrested in Seefeld, Austria, which is hosting the Nordic World Ski Championships. The footage below was reportedly filmed in the middle of one of the police raids, who later leaked it to the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!


Jonathan