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Lessons from Lasso — Like the 80s When Bad Meant Good

Jul 27, 2022

Our next Lessons from Lasso episode we see Coach Lasso and Coach Beard pontificate on the seeming “change” of tone, although not a change of the surly word that the fans are chanting post-game. Coach Lasso makes a time-reference — the 80’s, when words meant the opposite of what was being said.

How ought one to cope with the shifting sands of change — whether it’s found in 80’s lingo or modern-day text/snapchat culture? In today’s Lesson from Lasso, I talk about the one who does not change — but is concstant and dependable and reliable . Listen to hear more.

Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show in its second season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.

In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.

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