Homage recognises sport’s unique unconventionals; the mavericks, the volatile, larger than life characters, as well as the extraordinary rivalries; the true adversaries, those whose battles hold significance in the annals of sporting history.
Join us as we pay homage to some of the wild men and machines of motor racing! Like the sport’s naughtiest cult hero, James Hunt, its original tough guy Niki Lauda, and the refreshingly icy Kimi Räikkönen. As the cars of F1 are also legendary, charismatic constructor Ferrari also gets a nod. To them all we pay homage.
In this boxing episode we hail a fighter who gladly captured the sport’s attention over two decades, the all-conquering, all-spending Floyd Mayweather Jr. We also give a shoutout to Manchester’s giant Gypsy King, Tyson Fury. They are two of the biggest personalities of the fight game, and to both we pay homage.
In this episode of homage we’re celebrating some of the charmers of the world game. From the bombastic, fantastic super manager José Mourinho, to Brazilian grinning magician Ronaldinho, to Italy’s former playmaker and football’s coolest customer Andrea Pirlo. To them all we pay homage.
In this football episode our hat goes off to the hard living, and the hard to deal with. That’s the game’s greatest party boy, George Best, the talented and turbulent Paul Gascoigne, and the unmanageable, yet somehow forgivable Mario Balotelli. Join us as we pay homage.
In this episode we pay tribute to two of the oldest and nastiest rivalries in football: The North West Derby between Manchester United and Liverpool, and Scotland’s grudge match between Celtic and Rangers. But it doesn’t take decades for a rivalry to mature, so we also honour the Hudson Derby, the clash of New York City FC and New York Red Bulls. To them all we pay homage.
Few in sport, if not culture in general, have been more unconventional than Dennis Rodman. In this basketball episode we salute Dennis the Menace for the endless colour he brought to the NBA. We also tip the hat to the big man with the bigger personality, Shaquille O’Neal. And to a maverick keeping the torch burning, Russell Westbrook. To them all we pay homage.
El Clásico, the rivalry of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. In this episode we dive deep into the greatest of derbies. From the history that seeded the animosity, namely the bloody Spanish Civil War, to the great head-to-heads of the modern era, and the superstars that have contributed to the drama, it is a spectacle that has enchanted generations, to which we pay homage.
In this episode of Homage we honour two of the wildest men to step onto a football pitch. They are Diego Maradona, Argentina’s little god, worshipped in spite of his self destructive tendencies and disrespect for the rules, and Eric Cantona, the fiery Frenchman who crossed the Channel to claim England, and was responsible for the most controversial kick in history. To them both, we pay homage.
There has been no rivalry greater than the thrilling trilogy of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Although there was one more controversial, the infamous encounter between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. And what about the clash that _should_ have been better than all of them, Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao? In this episode we pay homage to the brilliant rivalries of boxing.
Zlatan Ibrahimović burnt the PR playbook and shamelessly lit up the world. Sir Alex Ferguson exercised his genius and iron will to build an empire in his image. And Roy Keane had the gall to disregard the most powerful authority to defend his honour. In this inaugural episode of Homage, we pay tribute to these very unconventional legends of football.