After a bit of a break, the brothers are back. Turns out, that without the push from the podcast conversations, Ethan found it easy to slip into old, non-watching habits. There is a lot to cover, so no single match gets too much attention. They also look at a graphic Jake created. And, of course, plans to see Rogue One are mentioned.
With a longer than usual span between conversations, there is a lot for the Frechettes to cover. Jake reports on his trip to Chicago, and Ethan tries to understand if the Eagles are as bad as he thinks they are. Not everything is negative, but Ethan does struggle to understand the how and the why of Jake's consistent optimism.
The Frechette Brothers talk about the Mitre 10 for the first time, having watching North Harbour defeat Wellington. Turns out, Ethan likes watching New Zealand rugby. Imagine that! If all matches can be as entertaining at that North Harbour/Wellington match, Ethan will care a lot less about television production values. Jake also spends some time encouraging Ethan to figure out how to get out and see a high-level match in person.
Ethan's crush on Beauden Barrett gets a little stronger as the brothers discuss the Super Rugby semifinal, looming Olympics, and the PRO Rugby season conclusion. The brothers were again in the same room for this recording, and Jake managed not to storm out when Ethan admitted he'd forgotten there would be rugby in the Olympics.
For Episode 2, we watched San Francisco host San Diego in PRO Rugby. Because we recorded at the end of some good ol' family time, we were able to watch together.
Progress is being made in converting Ethan to a rugby fan. Watching Super Rugby did not improve his perspective on PRO Rugby, though.