In this week's On The Ball, Mark Wheat examines some of soccer's great cliché's -- and why they're so often true. And on the week we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Mark pays tribute to John Barnes, a player who worked to kick racism out of football, with a music pick.
The highest mover on the chart this week is the #1! Fans of Jake Bugg are getting excited about his appearance at First Avenue on Friday have elevated him to the top for the first time in Chart history. He'll stop by Minnesota Public Radio's Forum to do a session for us earlier that afternoon which we'll broadcast on my show Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
This week, Mark Wheat looks at: significant wins for Arsenal and Manchester United; a big award for Ronaldo; and a surprise transfer of a Spurs player to Toronto FC in the MLS. Plus a music pick from the terraces at Old Trafford.
After taking two weeks off to summarize last year we have a massive turn over this week with <em>nine</em> new entries. Jeremy Messersmith remains at the top however, starting off a big year for him!
We start by remembering Portugese great Eusebio, who passed away this weekend. Then, Fred Child, host of 'Performance Today', talks about how he became a Spurs fan and why he keeps a bright outlook for the team despite Saturday's FA Cup result. Plus, a music pick for American goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who enjoyed a good career at Spurs.
These are the 20 songs that were in inducted into the Chart Show Hall of Fame <em>and</em> and made it to #1 in 2013 ranked by how many weeks they spent at the top!
As the Premier League reaches the critical Christmas-New Year's week, it's time to make predictions. Have a look at Mark Wheat's picks and then share your predictions. And of course, Mark also has a music pick; this week, it goes out to Hull City.
This week and next, the Chart Show is revisiting the Current's greatest hits of 2013. This week, we're playing songs that spent their maximum 12 eligible weeks on the charts but never reached the top spot.
Being a Premier League manager is a tough job; four out of the bottom five clubs have sacked their managers. Malky Mackay and Sam Allardyce hold on to their jobs, but for how long? Plus, a look at some highlights from the weekend and today's London derby, and a music pick for the Kop at Anfield.
A crazy weekend in the Premier League brought goals aplenty and two sacked managers. Plus, we give a shout-out to a Minnesota-bred goalkeeper in the Premiership, have a look at the Champions League draw and make a music pick based on Man City.
Arcade Fire retain their spot on top and are inducted to the Chart Hall of Fame for the 5th time. That puts them third all-time behind Mumford And Sons with 6 inductions and The Black Keys with 7. Phosphorescent are also inducted—for the very first time—reflecting how well they have done in year-end polls across the globe.
Mark Wheat talks to Minnesota United F.C. coach Manny Lagos (who earned three caps for the U.S. from 2001 to 2003) about what he thinks of the 2014 World Cup draw. Mark also looks at highlights from the MLS Cup and a big win in the Premier League. Plus -- an appropriate music pick from Manny Lagos.
Two of the biggest break out bands of the year have been inducted this week to our Chart Hall of Fame. They've both been touring relentlessly to take advantage of their success and sometimes this can take a toll on young performers.
Mason Jennings stopped by The Current studios to play some of his favorite tunes and chat with host Mark Wheat before playing two shows at First Avenue Dec. 6 and 7.
Mark Wheat admires the growing acceptance of yoga as part of players' training regimens; Hull City surprise Liverpool while Hull fans bemoan possible rebranding; and a music connection that ties it all together, with a local peg to boot.