President of Embassy Row Studios, where the pod is recorded. Michael_Davies.jpg
  • Also known as Davo by Roger.
  • Featured in Adweek (6/17/2013)
  • Tennis and golf player. Football lover.
  • Straight man to Roger Bennett.
  • Aficionado of football pitches and agrostology.
  • Grew up a huge fan of the West Indies cricket team.
  • If there's a man weeping at the end of the movie on your airplane, no matter the subject, it's Davo.
  • Loves a large foam finger.
  • Wife is a West Ham fan, but it's a long story (source: Twitter)
  • Was given the nickname Positive in university, as in Mike "Positive" Davies. Wore white denim.
  • Frequently states that he loves men, usually when reading an I testify where a male listener explains his typical male behaviour or when the story of Francois, the used car salesman is told.
  • Is a guitar player and started as a teenager playing classical guitar and can play the riff from the Diana Ross "I'm Coming Up" (source SiriusXM show 2/18/13) Rog erroneously believed this to be a Pointer Sisters song.
  • Birthday is March 3rd and he enjoyed watching Arsenal lose on his 47th birthday largely due to the schadenfreude tweets of Piers Morgan lamenting the Gunners performance.
  • On the 3/18/13 SiriusXM show proclaimed that Chelsea is Mississippi's team
  • Fan of reading names and numbers: loves a good table. Purportedly lives in the Butler Cabin in Augusta, Georgia (source Twitter 4/14/13) Davo has also confirmed that his "man cave" is a reproduction of the Butler Cabin and loves it because "it's all a bit crap" (Source SiriusXM 4/15/13 show)
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    A picture of a young, mulletted Davo in the Mercersburg Academy magazine.
    An attendee of the Mercersburg Academy boarding school in Southern Pennsylvania in 1985 (picture courtesy of @bacon_sandwich1).
  • Admitted to having "lucky underwear (black Calvin Klein)" on the 4/18/12 pod.
  • Stated that he loved beating the Swiss because its like beating the Germans and the French at the same time (source: SiriusXM 5/3/13 show)
  • Cannot think of anything worse than watching TV as a family. (source: SiriusXM 5/3/13 show)
  • Was given a possible new nickname of "Embassy" on the 5/10/13 SiriusXM show
  • Is the winner of the 2012-2013 EPLTalk Reader's Choice "Best Podcast Presenter" as stated by EPLTalk "A podcast presenter can either make or break a show. Luckily, the Men In Blazers podcast — winner of this year’s Readers’ Choice Award — is in very capable hands thanks to Michael Davies."
  • Stated on the 7/3/13 pod that the American Revolution was the only time in history that the French (hired by the Americans) defeated the Germans (hired by the British)
  • Believes that Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" is one of the worst songs of the 1980s. Rog disagrees with him (source August 23, 2013 SiriusXM show)
  • Stated on the August 26, 2013 SiriusXM show that there is no such thing as a bad Tom Cruise movie.
  • Decried the desecration of a foam finger by Miley Cyrus on the August 29, 2013 pod. Also mentioned that Robin Thicke was wearing a Newcastle United suit at the 2013 MTV VMA show
  • Often ends podcasts by reminding listeners to "Stay in Charge" and "Rise and Pie"
  • Likes a good pageant - source 9/18/13 "Night of 1000 Stars" podcast
  • Loves a corduroy blazer - source 9/25/13 podcast
  • Loves Channel 33 on SiriusXM but can rarely recall its name (Its "First Wave") source SiriusXM shows of 9/27/13 and 9/30/13. "If you like the music we play, but hate us... Channel 33 is where you want to be"
  • He cannot understand how Bronski Beat was ever popular given that the singer's voice sounds like his 2 1/2 year old son's screams and that he used to hate Depeche Mode growing up but now enjoys them. Source SiriusXM shows of 9/27/13 and 9/30/13
  • On the infamous 10/7/13 SiriusXM show, broadcasted from his London hotel's computer room and was eventually joined by another hotel guest in the computer room at approximately the 23 minute mark. "How long do you need madam? OK? Do you mind if I continue to do my radio show while you check your emails?" (listen to the recording) He remained unflappable despite Rog's attempts to flap him after the interruption. Pure class.
  • Reiterated his love of the free market and capitalism on the 10/2/13 pod.
  • Again reiterated love of capitalism, well run companies and Disney on the 1/23/14 pod. He also claims that Chelsea jerseys were more abundant than any others at Disneyworld. Does a solid but unintelligbile Donald Duck impression. Believes he would be Winnie the Pooh if cast as a Disney character because he is a bit dense and loves honey.
  • Plays golf better when wearing a cap. Source 10/9/12 pod.
  • Loves a skyscraper. Love a bugle and bugler. Source 10/17/13 pod.
  • Loves Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Yokohama, Japan. Source SiriusXM show 10/25/13
  • First got drunk on shandy at age 10 or 11 playing snooker at the Bay hotel in Anglesey, Wales. Source SiriusXM show 10/25/13
  • Cannot bear or stand larceny. Source Pod 10/23/13.
  • Loves art and especially street art (he feels about art much as Rog feels about poetry) Source Pod 10/23/13
  • Was never a graffiti artist. Source Pod 10/23/13
  • His favorite Christmas carol is "In the bleak midwinter" which he sang on the 10/23/13 pod
  • Stated that he and Rog know nothing about each other's lives prior to 2006. Requested Rog bring his CV to a pod and attempted to ask Rog how he became a football writer and whether Rog is a employed by MI-5 and/or Mossad. Source 10/30/13 pod.
  • Stated that he and Rog have been exchanging an inordinate amount of texts and email about wafers. This is part of the development of a Men In Blazers Holiday Survival kit. A number of these gift boxes will be available for purchase. Source 10/30/13 pod.
  • Stated on the 11/6/13 pod at the 35min mark that Craig Bellamy is so old that he has a child who has already retired from professional football.
  • His childhood bedroom does not have heat. He loves the Boer War. Has a nephew named Harrison (pod 1/7/14)
  • Has met Celine Dion. Believes the Canadian National Anthem in French rivals the Champions League theme (source SiriusXM 1/10/14)
  • Does a servicable Dikembe Mutombo impression. Fell for the "Amanda Hugginkiss" prank call gag when Rog was discussing Bart Simpson's prank calls to Moe Szyslak pod 1/23/14
  • Referenced on the 1/23/14 and 1/30/14 pods that there is a #GFOP drinking game - everytime Davo says "campaign" a #GFOP is supposed to take a drink
  • Stated that he has a yellow belt in judo (Rog has a yellow belt in karate) pod 1/30/14
  • On the 2/28/14 SiriusXM show told Rog that the Ray Parker Jr theme song to "Ghostbusters" gives him the thickening. Went on later to state that he collected cheerleaders as a hobby and lamented missing out on NHL cheerleaders.
  • On the 3/5/14 pod said breakfast is the best meal of the day and there is no nobler egg than the poached egg. He prefers 4:30-5:00 mins total cooking for poaching an egg.
  • On the 3/25/14 pod correctly predicted that the Kentucky Wildcats would make the NCAA final because he's believes "professionals will defeat amateurs everytime."
  • On the 3/31/14 SiriusXM show - being hosted by Rog and special guest Neil Barnett in the studio with Davo calling in - offhandedly remarked that this was the first three-way he had experienced since his 16th birthday
  • Was mistaken for Russell Crowe on two (2) separate occasions, most recently in Montecito, California as reported on the 4/1/14 pod.
  • Stated on the 4/4/14 SiriusXM that he expects to wake up every morning with a $100 million dollar idea. Relentlessly positive.
  • Stated that the theme music to The Masters is the worst piece of recorded music ever written (SiriusXM 4/14/14). Then stated that he and Rog needed to develop a show called "Golf in Blazers"
  • Stated that E Minor is his favorite minor key. Finds the lyrics to America's "Horse With No Name" too casual. Believes that LFC poet Roger Kirby struggled writing a poem decrying Chelsea and Jose Mourinho. Source SiriusXM show 4/28/14
  • Stated that he actually has hair when he is in Los Angeles (prompted by Rog's claims that Davo in LA is referred to as "Michael D" and drives a woody stationwagon). Source SiriusXM show 5/2/14
  • On the 5/9/14 SiriusXM show stated that Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack" was one of the greatest songs and is only played on the show when Arlo White guests.
  • On the 5/12/14 SiriusXM proposed that he and Rog tour various battlefields in America as their version of "The Trip" (starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - #GFOPs must watch this Michael Caine clip). Later in the show, Davo admitted that the entire Men In Blazers empire has been designed (in his mind) for only one thing: to be able to own a pub (app. 12:30 and 25:00 marks). Rog has lukewarm interest in the pub concept because "he loves his wife" and believes 9 out of 10 pub landlords divorce their wives with 18 months (and then the pub goes belly up 18 months after that) but he is willing to program the jukebox with England World Cup Songs. Davo's mates Joe and Brucie are possible investors. A "little studio" will be built in the pub. The last musical piece on the show was from The Status Quo "Whatever You Want"
  • Rog believes that if Davo were a dog he would be an, "English Pointer". Dashing in appearance and hard-wired to hunt." Source: The Raven #3 dated 7/31/14. Davo also provided invaluable fashion advice in response to #GFOP Casey Keirnan's query about the MIB fashion choices while in Bob Ley's Panic Room.
  • On the 9/3/14 pod stated that he loves a salmon colored newspaper (a reference to the weekend Financial Times). Claimed to have played 108 holes of golf over the 2014 Labour Day holiday weekend.
  • Believes that the first album he ever purchased was from the Electric Light Orchestra ("ELO") because he loved the song "Telephone." He later recalled that he bought the Beach Boys "20 Golden Greats" as his first album (age 7). Rog said that only a 7 year-old Davo would buy the perfect album to reach second base with. Davo updated #GFOPs and listeners as to the status of his "Size The Day" tattoo (likely placement: the tricep)
  • on the 9/9/14 pod stated that in a post-apocalyptic world without football he would be a nightclub impresario or the world's foremost robot tracker all to become the new Roman Abramovich.
  • We learned on the 11/12/14 pod that --- he hates the word orifice. South Carolina is his favorite state. He grew up in the Greenwich area of London.
  • Additionally from the 11/12/14 pod, Davo revealed he was stopped by three men at a New York Knicks game who shouted at him "Rog!" He didn't have the heart to correct them
  • 11/12/14 pod - Davo stated that the GDOP's full name is "Stoneridge Arlo Black" Davo's father is upset with the GDOP's name because it violates his rule for naming dogs (must start with a consonant). Additionally Davo advised that his father could never remember his name and often called him George which is a reason why Davo's son is named George
  • From the 11/19/14 pod - Davo revealed that the GDOP, Arlo Black, is the nephew of a dog named "Munson" who Davo loves.
  • On the 2/25/15 pod stated that he saw Prince Philip while briefly in England. This was in response to Rog's tales of holiday in Turks and Caicos. Went on to state that he is not that good with computers.
  • On the 3/4/15 pod stated that he ceased watching Downton Abbey because he loathed the modernity that was creeping in and abhored the idea of more pain occurring to Lady Edith. Rog continued to watch because he enjoyed watching the end of the class system. Stated that the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas is the crappest Four Seasons in the chain. Admitted to enjoying winning the 2015 Capital One Cuppity Cup Cup.
  • On the 8/5/15 pod described that getting a "full on" sunburn while in Dundee, Scotland as one of his greatest achievements.
  • On the 8/12/15 pod stated that he loves a chocolate fountain at Golden Corral.
  • On the 8/19/15 pod professed his admiration for Google's new robot and wondered when robots would be joining the Premier League. That robot can be viewed here Also described Stoke as a "Sh#thole" Also proposed having a blind test where Donald Trump's after-shave would be testing against Zatlan's after-shave
  • Stated on the 10/21/15 pod that he enjoys pre-season NBA basketball more than NBA playoff basketball. Discussion of Deutschland Uber Alles and Liverpool Uber Alles took place when new Liverpool Manager Jurgen Kloop ensued. Stated that he is pro-Kyle Martino's new haircut. The Arsene Wenger story read on the pod was delightful.
  • On the 11/4/15 pod stated that he prefers the Telegraph over the Daily Mail in terms of football coverage
  • On the 11/11/15 pod had his Arsene Wenger French accent slip into a German accent.pod
  • On the 1/11/16 expressed his enthusiasm for David Bowie's song "Heroes" as a song that was the soundtrack of his life (aka very upbeat and positive). Went on to discuss how it will be his life's work to prevent the first three words of his obituary from being "Game Show Producer" and instead wants to be remembered as the man who prevents(ed) Rog from jumping off a building in the crap part of SoHo after Everton lose a penalty shootout to Liverpool in the Capital One Cuppity Cup Cup. Likes a Hall of Fame ceremony especially if it involves a blazer in the induction ceremony.Advocated for the establishment of a Premier League HoF - locations suggested: outside of Stoke, Villa, Sunderland and Arlo White's garden. Wants to start a #GFOP dating service after a Raven was received from a GFOP Spurs fan. He would do this after he opens his/Men In Blazers pub.
  • On the 1/27/16 pod stated that he is a skier and credits his three year, every Friday night experience on the Royal Artillery Barracks near Woolwich for his savvy and ability ("I skied on hair brushes"). On same pod, the Davo "Conveyor Belt of Life" is referenced and explained (app. 6:20 mark). Davo went on to admit he is entering his 50th year
  • On the 2/10/16 pod, Rog stated that Davo, who was born just after SuperBowl I was in essence a "SuperBowl baby." Davo then went on to discuss attending Rog's son (Sampson)'s Bar Mitzvah (of note, Davo observed: Judge Ivor is a very good dancer, Liverpool supporting brother Nigel was in attendance, and Davo met Rog's mom, Val - who, as Davo stated was "the kind of mother he [Davo] has always wanted his whole life"). The big reveal from Davo: Rog is a dancing fool.
  • On the 2/23/16 pod stated that he is way less bald in person (ed: this author would agree). Decries Parisians and Gallic Exceptionalism.
  • On the 4/6/16 pod revealed that he received custom cuff links from Andy Cohen and that Rog gave him a wine goblet - it is a "two handed broad sword" of a wine glass (made for mead and malbec).. The glass has a line at the half-way mark above it its says "Davo" below the line and above it "Rog" - it took Davo awhile to get it because he's "dim" - it is engraved (from Tiffany's) in the most garish font available ("chaucer")
  • Disclosed on the 12/15/16 pod that the only three patrons he would allow in the to-be-opened Men In Blazers pub were #GFOPs @black_bile @jasonlkennedy and @THATJoshKail.
  • On the 2/14/17 pod disclosed that he is a hopeless romantic.Stated that his mother was his first love and she signed her letters and post cards to Davo "ILYMTL"" His next love was a school girl named "Kirstie" (- surname withheld) whom Davo completely misremembered her outfit (it was all golden). They danced to Human League, Peaches & Herb and "Mrs. Jones". Turns out it was a blue dress, thus demonstrating Davo is possibly color blind and a victim of the pre-internet meme "what color is the dress?" from 2015ish. Referenced that the first TV show he worked on was "Bill Nye - the Science Guy" when discussing an upcoming MIB Live trip to Seattle
  • on the 3/23/17 disclosed he has been "workshopping" a new character named Pesco, a doctor, who had graduated from the University of St. Kitts in Nevis, mainly so he could prescribe himself painkillers. Pesco is a gentleman in his late 60s, who lives in a nice home in Pasadena, is single and has many cats. Also discussed idea of flying dueling planes over a stadium to both promote and denigrate the MIB show (akin to the dueling Arsene Wenger planes flown at the West Brom match)
  • On the 5/16/17 pod decried the demise of the @MenInBlazers twitter account for its treatment of Chelsea FC and blamed it on Rog's "darkness speaking." He also instructed Rog on how to properly fake a genuine apology.
  • On the 5/22/17 pod (at Rog's urging) discussed the recent revelation that the King of the Netherlands (King Willem-Alexander) sometimes pilots KLM flights. Davo was perplexed as to why Rog was fascinated by the story. Rog stated that he loved the story because it shows how mundane the King's fantasy life was. Davo used the story to "subtly" pitch KLM to sponsor the Men In Blazers. Davo then drew distinctions between King Arthur and Dutch royalty. Apologies were subsequently issued by Rog to all Dutch listeners and by Davo to short-haul airline pilots for the entire discussion. Davo's disclosed that his secret double life would be as a fishing guide. Discussed what the NBC team does over summer break and speculated that Kyle Martino barbecues quite a lot, makes a few key dishes (that are unexpected and light) and possesses numerous Bermuda shorts (where one leg is pink and the other a different color) shows off his tattoo, works on his lats and is likely good at hacky-sack and in a drum circle. Stated that he does not like Schadenfreude.
  • On the 6/26/17 pod discussed their perfectly missed high-five at the EA sports event.Discussed the dangers bald men face in Mozambique due to the believe that bald heads apparently contain gold.
  • On the 8/9/17 pod discussed with Rog the fact that actress Rooney Mara had never eaten pie until age 31. Davo stated that the line "It definitely wasn’t the ideal situation for a first-time pie eater" was the greatest ending line to a story ever (NY Post article here). Rog later lamented his absence of a visit to Japan, Davo responded that Rog seems to love the Axis Powers (and by implication should visit soon). Davo later commented that he could not think of something that would be more unbearable than Rog playing the banjo.
  • On the 8/22/17 pod reminded Rog that he did get the crowd at a recent MIB Live show at the British Embassy in Washington DC to chant "U-S-A! U-S-A!" and that it made the British ambassador uncomfortable. Described the Premier League as British soft power in world affairs. Discussed the merits of slightly chubby men wearing dark color, V-neck sweaters and that Spurs Manager Mauricio Pochettino looks gorgeous in them. Rog then referenced his other podcast "Tummy Time" and that he favors a cardigan himself. Stated that he likes gas station sushi.
  • On the 8/30/17 pod discussed what would have been his Mum's 90th birthday. His father stayed with him for 8 days as did app. 18 members of his family. For the 11th year in a row, Grandfather Davo called Davo's daughter, Ingrid "Greta" and she just laughs it off. Discussed the app. 14 hours that they spent in Las Vegas together and Davo stated that Las Vegas is certainly out of Rog's element. Rog stated that "Vegas Davo" is full on Ocean's Eleven Pesco (see above re: Pesco) Davo recommends going "in character" to Vegas (much like going in character to strip bars and weddings with people you do not like). Rog said Vegas is too "sensorarily overloading" the featured Raven discussed how one imagines the life of Davo.
  • On the 9/12/17 pod Davo referenced his Davo answer of not wanting to think things too deeply ("that's the Davo answer") which then lead to a discussion of their other podcast "Keeping it Pesco" where Davo claimed that "not even Jason Kennedy listens to it" (app 9:50 mark) Rog claims he listens to it in the AM when he meditates in preparation for a bowel movement.
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Michael Davis standing on the set of Watch What Happens Live, otherwise known as a crap reproduction of Davo's Man Cave.
Source: Adweek.com. Photo: Axel Dupeux
Source: Adweek.com. Photo: Axel Dupeux