Thierry Henry reveals what he’s learned from watching Michael Jordan in The Last Dance

first_img FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Last Dance recently overtook Tiger King as the most in-demand documentary on the planet and its director, Jason Hehir, admits he did not anticipate the reaction.‘We’ve seen these episodes literally hundreds times in the process of cutting them, getting notes back, revising them, so in a lot of ways we’re sick of them, especially the early episodes,’ he told the BBC.‘We started editing those early episodes in September of 2018 so nothing was lost on us. I can lip-sync those episodes. ‘Of course, I did not anticipate the reaction that it’s getting but I think we’re at a moment in time where the whole world is going through a common experience of being isolated from each other.‘People are held captive in front of their TVs, their laptops and their tablets and they’re looking for new entertainment, especially the sports world is looking for anything fresh. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I also think the subject matter is nostalgic and fun and safe and brings people back to a happy place. Whether it’s people who are remembering what it was like to experience that or if they’re sharing it with their kids now. ‘One of the best thing about sports is the way that it connects us. Ultimately it’s just a bunch of people wearing the same laundry every day and playing a game but it connects us outside. It’s not about the ball going through the hoop, it’s about calling your dad after a game, or high-fiving your friend across the room, or texting someone that a game is on. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We are fundamentally disconnected, globally, these days. So who connected us more in a sports sense that Michael Jordan did? Everyone had an opinion on him and most of the opinions were favourable around the world. ‘So the timing of it is uncanny and I think that it’s a safe place for people to go to for a couple of hours a week.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Thierry Henry gives advice to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Arsenal contract situationMORE: Thierry Henry hits back at Kevin De Bruyne over Premier League assists record Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 May 2020 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link189Shares Advertisement Thierry Henry has been enjoying watching Michael Jordan in The Last Dance (Picture: Getty)Thierry Henry says watching Michael Jordan in The Last Dance has proven to him that sportsmen and women very rarely succeed by being ‘nice’ and that ‘genius is very difficult to understand’ to the layperson watching on as a spectator.The critically acclaimed ESPN and Netflix 10-part documentary remembers Jordan’s fabled Chicago Bulls side and their quest to win a sixth NBA title in the 1997-98 season.Jordan’s private and professional ups and downs are recounted in detail and the series has been widely praised for its unprecedented locker room access which includes never-before-seen footage of some of the great man’s defining matches. Advertisement Chicago Bulls stars Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc all feature heavily in the documentary (Picture: Getty)‘People will say you’re crazy because you used to fight or whatever you used to do and I used to go like, “Yeah, they’re right”. You meet his level or you go. ‘You don’t win six rings and two three-peats by being nice. ‘Kobe [Bryant] was like that. Michael Jordan was like that. I played with guys like that. If not, then it is what it is. Guys like that make you listen, they make you listen.’ Thierry Henry reveals what he’s learned from watching Michael Jordan in The Last Dance Comment The Last Dance has overtaken Tiger King as the most popular documentary on the planetThe docuseries has struck a chord with millions across the planet, including Arsenal and France footballing great Henry who, like MJ, transcended the world of sport to become a global cultural icon during his peak years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd it appears Henry, a self-confessed basketball fanatic, sees himself and some of his former team-mates in Jordan and his insatiable appetite to win by any means necessary.‘It’s kind of weird because the documentary is done ever so well. You know I love basketball. Football is football but I love basketball – all of the stories, I knew them,’ the legendary ex-Arsenal striker and current Montreal Impact manager told Sky Sports. ‘I still didn’t get something I didn’t know on the show. I know all the stories. ‘But what I saw from the episode at the weekend is a champion is a special person that people, if you’re not at the level of the guy, you cannot understand what’s in the head of the guy. Genius is very difficult to understand. last_img read more

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Eagles QB Josh McCown makes NFL playoff debut with his 8th team — can you name them all?

first_imgYour knowledge of NFL jerseys should tell you he played for the Buccaneers, Raiders, Lions, Bears and Browns. The Dolphins remind us he was on that team during the 2008 offseason. He also spent time with the 49ers but didn’t make that roster in 2011. One of the two missing teams, then, are the Cardinals, who drafted him in the third round in 2002 (No. 81 overall) out of Sam Houston State — which was his second college football team after SMU. The other is the Panthers, of course based in Charlotte, where he makes his home.One more thing: When McCown wasn’t in the NFL in 2010, the native Texan played for the Hartford Colonials of the short-lived United Football League. He has been everywhere, man.Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner was the unlikeliest playoff QB in the NFL’s 100-year history. Put McCown No. 1 on that list now. It only took Josh McCown 17 years in the NFL and eight teams to quarterback a team in the NFL playoffs. McCown, born July 4, 1979, became the third player 40 or older to play during 2020 wild-card weekend, joining the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Saints’ Drew Brees, who both lost. McCown came off the bench for the Eagles on Sunday after Carson Wentz suffered a head injury midway through the first quarter against the Seahawks. MORE: Updated playoff bracket for AFC, NFCAfter Philadelphia didn’t re-sign Nick Foles and chose not to roll with an oft-injured Nate Sudfeld as Wentz’s top backup, it signed McCown on Aug. 17. While serving as Wentz’s new No. 2 all season, McCown also worked as an assistant coach for his two sons’ high school football team at Myers Park in Charlotte, N.C.Before 2019, McCown played for seven other teams from 2002-18, spending one year out of the league in 2010.Can you name them all? Hint: The Eagles are his fifth NFC team. He spent only one season with three of the teams. He has played in the NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, AFC East, AFC North and AFC West, missing only the NFC West. With his career 23-53 regular-season record as a starter, he finished .500 with only one of those teams.The good news is, if you’re stumped about his non-Philadelphia stops, his daughter and her friends should have provided some major hints more than three years ago.When your daughter has jersey day at school and she doesn’t have enough friends to wear all the teams #2missing— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) October 7, 2016VIDEO: Emotional McCown thanks family in postgame commentsFor sure not pictured was the Eagles. Or the Jets, for whom McCown played from 2017-18.last_img read more