Welcome to IF I DID IT, where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond.
Join your host Alexei Auld, author of “7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators”, and his guests, Kid Nate of Bloody Elbow and producer of the Let It Roll podcast, and Eugene S. Robinson, from ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You’d Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking”, Collectively, MMA Puncholes.
This week The Puncholes feature…
You’re the UFC. Your Moneyweight Messiah Conor McGregor gave you his blessing to matchmaking with Khabib Nurmagomedov, live and in public, if you will, without him. “If it is not the rematch right away, no problem. I will face the next in line. It’s all me always, anyway.” Tell us how you plan to take advantage. –
You’re Canelo Alvarez. After signing a massive deal with DAZN, why not try your hand at MayMac magic by accepting Nick Diaz’ offer to fight? –
REGULAR FEATURE: HEEL TURN –
REGULAR FEATURE: LOST BATTALION –
“We’ll be back next week with another installment of If I Did It; and we don’t know what we’ll be talking about yet because the PR mistakes have yet to be made.”
*intro/outro music on the SoundCloud production of If I Did It was provided by: OxBow, starring Eugene S. Robinson
Now sit tight and momentarily you will be treated to an episode of If The Shoes Fit; a show where we solve salacious situations by stepping into the shoes of the shaken…the chagrined…the kerfuffed! This week: Trivializing Dangerous Deviants. Join along while Alexei, Eugene and Nate discuss PR issues in the non-MMA world!
Now let’s get to stepping!
Step into the shoes of the New York Times. Last week, you followed up on last year’s Nazi normalization profile piece with another one, live and in public, if you will, downplaying the danger of Gavin McInnes as a “former Brooklyn hipster turned far-right provocateur”. In wake of the backlash last year, for a piece you admitted was imperfect, why did you rinse, whitewash, and repeat? –
Step into the shoes of Sarah Silverman. Your attempt to stand up for your boy Louis C.K. backfired when one of his victims spoke up against your normalizing predatory behavior. Can you make amends with her while maintaining your friendship? –
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“Until next week, no matter how tight, loose, or uncomfortable, remember these words: on this show, the shoes always fit, so we can never acquit.”