Alexi is back for another TMGP after Leicester City officially captures their first Premier League championship, the most unlikely championship in the history of sports. There has been much debate over the analytics of soccer, especially after their victory, and Alexi addresses where analytics fit in the game. Plus, Abby Wambach has a new job with ESPN, how will she approach her new role given her past? (6:00) There is a lot of chatter around the MLS expanding to Alexi's hometown of Detroit - how will the expansion affect incumbent team Detroit City FC? (9:20)
Alexi is joined by an interesting guest this week - Sports Illustrated's sports media writer Richard Deitsch. The two get into a fascinating (and sometimes heated) conversation around FS1's new approach to bring debate-style programming onto the network by hiring the likes of Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock, what drives the success of shows with that format, the authenticity of conversations in media environments, ESPN's hiring of former USWNT star Abby Wambach, the style of FOX's coverage of soccer vs. other networks, and much more.