March 5, 2018

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Today’s episode takes an in-depth look at the recent FBI investigation into NCAA basketball.

First, though, the guys take another trip to Yodel Mountain, stopping at base camp to discuss Michael Rogers, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Rick Gates, and everyone’s favorite villain, Paul Manafort.

During the main segment, Andrew and Thomas cover the recent expose by Yahoo regarding college basketball coaches allegedly paying for top talent. What does this mean for the future of the sport right before March Madness? Listen and find out!

After that, we revisit the funniest lawsuit in recent memory, namely, Bob Murray of Murray Energy’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver, which we first covered back in Episode 84.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #65 about an overzealous Eli Bosnick disciple who accidentally poisoned a meat-eater.

Show Notes & Links

  1. Here is the link to the New York Times story about Adm. Michael Rogers’s testimony.
  2. This is the superseding indictment filed against Gates and Manafort.
  3. This is the Yahoo story on the FBI probe into the NCAA. and these are the NCAA bylaws.
  4. We first discussed the Murray Energy lawsuit in Episode 84 and the amicus brief filed by Jamie Lynn Crofts (“the best legal brief ever written”) in Episode 93.

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  • [00:00:00] Intro
  • [00:03:52] Andrew Was Wrong: Back in TTTBE 64 Andrew mispronounced the name of the dog breed Basenji
  • [00:04:50] Yodel Mountain
    • [00:07:35] Michael Rogers testifies
    • [00:09:55] Hope Hicks resigns
    • [00:13:05] Superseding indictment of Manafort and Gates
    • [00:24:00] Jared Kushner has his interim clearance downgraded
  • [00:29:50] Deep Dive: Yahoo Sports story about FBI's investigation of NCAA
    • [00:35:00] Most profitable schools
    • [00:35:40] NCAA bylaws
    • [00:39:50] What they found
  • [00:50:05] Bob Murray’s defamation lawsuit against John Olive
  • [00:58:20] New Patron Tuesday
  • [00:59:38] Thomas Takes the Bar Exam: A vegan poisoning meat, resulting in killing someone (answer)
  • [01:06:00] Outro
  • [01:07:47] Out-takes