For the first episode of Grandstand Podcast, Mario is joined by cousin, Manny, sociology professor and fellow fanatic of the drama of winning, losing, cheating and, more than anything, talking about it. They will be discussing fandom and the beautiful absurdity of engaging in the theatre of sports. Is it permissible to root for a sports team that you have no regional or familial ties to? Can a fan switch teams? What’s more suspect than a Bandwagon fan?