HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky recently stopped by Tom Marshall’s Under The Scales podcast to discuss his comedy upbringing, how he is forever indebted to his New York summer camp for introducing him to Phish, and more. He then used the last third of the show to give Tom Marshall an HQ-style Phish quiz, starting with questions relating to Marshall’s lyrics, and moves to trickier questions regarding specific dates and Phish shows.Rogowsky is one of a handful of high-profile Phish fans that peppers his day job with references to the band, and was tapped as the voice for SiriusXM’s Phish Radio earlier this summer. HQ Trivia, an app that hosts daily trivia games with prize money, has been doused with Phish (and Grateful Dead) references since its inception in 2017, including his nightly kickoff: “Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, let’s get this show on the road.” Rogowsky, a noted jam band aficionado, even got John Mayer to host the app-based game while Dead & Company was in New York for their Citi Field performances over the summer.With a sense of despondency heard in his voice, Rogowsky explains on Marshall’s podcast that he was scheduled to lead an official HQ-style Phish quiz throughout the weekend at Phish’s cancelled Curveball festival, and was more than bummed that it never happened. Rogowsky also has a deep discussion about his first show, 2/28/03 at Uniondale, NY’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and how the “Destiny Unbound” bust-out (last played 11/15/1991!) is one of the most memorable moments of his life.Below, you can listen to the Scott Rogowsky episode of Marshall and Bee’s Under The Scales podcast episode:For more information and to browse Tom Marshall’s previous Under The Scales podcast episodes, head here.
Kazan, June 23: Smarting from their opening game defeat against Japan, under-pressure Colombia will have their task cut out against wounded Poland in a Group H FIFA World Cup clash here on Sunday.Colombia’s preparations for Sunday’s crunch match got overshadowed by a police investigation into death threats made to midfielder Carlos Sanchez after he received a red card in the third minute of Tuesday’s 1-2 loss against Japan.The incident brought back memories of the killing of late star defender Andres Escobar, who was gunned down after scoring an own goal during a match against the United States which contributed to Colombia’s elimination from the 1994 World Cup.Sanchez was sent off for a deliberate handball after trying to block a shot inside the penalty area and will miss the match against Poland.Coach Jose Pekerman could play Mateus Uribe in place of Sanchez as he also has to deal with injury concerns to star attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, who was used as a 59th minute substitute against Japan as he recovers from a calf problem.Rodriguez, the Golden Boot winner at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, would be ideal along with Juan Quintero in midfield and Pekerman would be desperate to use that combination.Poland are eighth in the FIFA rankings but lost to Senegal in their opening encounter courtesy a pair of disastrous errors.Senegal’s well-drilled backline kept Poland’s star striker Robert Lewandowski subdued and coach Adam Nawalka will hope his midfield plays with more purpose to boost supply to the country’s record goal-scorer.The recall of defensive stalwart Kamil Glik, who missed the Senegal opener with a shoulder injury, would be a huge boost to Poland’s hopes of stopping the likes of Rodriguez and AS Monaco star Radamel Falcao.There are still doubts over Glik’s fitness however, so Thiago Cionek, his replacement against Senegal, may keep his starting place despite conceding an own goal in that match. IANS
0Shares0000Uncertain future: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is to seek assurances if the club are “happy” with his work © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club’s hierarchy after next week’s Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season.Sarri’s side recovered from a mid-season slump in time to secure Champions League football next season via a third-placed finish in the Premier League, and could end the season with a trophy when they face Arsenal in Baku on May 29. However, Sarri’s style of football has not been universally embraced by the Chelsea fans during his first season in charge and rumours in his homeland have linked the former Napoli boss with the vacant managerial roles at Juventus and Roma.“I will speak to the club as I want to see if they are happy with me or not,” said Sarri on Wednesday. “I have two more years on my contract.”The Milan stock exchange does not appear to share Chelsea fans’ reservations. Juventus shares rose 5.60 per cent on Wednesday afternoon following reports in the Italian press the Italian champions had been in contact with Sarri.Juventus are looking for a manager after parting last week with Massimiliano Allegri, who won the Italian title in each of his five seasons in charge. Juventus shares, which dipped below 0.60 Euros last May before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, reached 1.46 euros on Wednesday.Sarri insisted any decision on his future should not be dependent on the outcome of the Europa League final.“If the situation is like this then I want to go immediately,” he added. “Ten months of work and then I have to play everything in 90 minutes, that is not right. You are either happy about my work or not happy.”– ‘Good to wonderful season’ –Sarri, though, defended his record after guaranteeing the club’s principal target for the campaign of a return to the Champions League and reaching two Cup finals.“I think that we had a good season, with a lot of problems of course,” he added.“We finished third in the Premier League, final of League Cup, a very difficult competition, now we have the possibility to play the final of the Europa League.Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in the Europa League final due to safety concerns © AFP / Glyn KIRK“If we are able to win then it will become a wonderful season.”Arsenal’s preparation for the final has been disrupted as midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has decided not to travel on safety grounds due to political tensions between his native Armenia and hosts Azerbaijan.Supporters from both clubs also face huge logistical issues and expense in trying to attend the final in a city nearly 2,500 miles from London.And Sarri joined Arsenal’s condemnation of selecting Baku as the host city for such a prestigious final.“The location is a big problem for our fans. I think it was better to be in another location,” he said.On Mkhitaryan’s decision not to travel, he added: “Really disappointed for the situation, I would like to see him on the pitch.“In a decision like this you have to respect the decision of the man. Not of the player, of the man.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)