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John Terry talks about motivation, preseason losses, and the Community Shield in Men in Blazers interview

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Men in Blazers, in one form or another, has been around since the 2010 World Cup.  Davo (Chelsea fan; producer) and Rog (Everton fan; "the talent") started on ESPN as "Off The Ball" before moving to Grantland in 2012 and refocusing on the Premier League.  At that time, they also had a twice-weekly show on SiriusXM radio, which is where I discovered their zany antics.  They've been with NBC for a year now, building on the success of their video content produced for the 2014 World Cup for ESPN with a weekly TV show, regular podcasts, live shows, and various other media projects.  You may have spotted them at the coin toss of the Barcelona v. Chelsea friendly, too.

I very much enjoy their irreverent style and attitudes that are largely absent in the super-serious world of football.  Their first podcast of the 2015-16 season was published on Wednesday, and somewhat surprisingly, included a 10-minute telephone interview with none other than John Terry.  I had been expecting some content about Jose Mourinho (Rog posted on his Twitter a few days ago about a day he spent with The Special One), but the Terry interview was completely random and totally cool.  It starts right around the 1-hour mark.

For any Chelsea fan, it's well worth a listen.  While JT doesn't reveal anything too extraordinary, he does talk about using the grief he often receives away from the Bridge as motivation, about taking the Community Shield 100% seriously, and just how much the loss to the Red Bulls stung earlier this preseason.