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Remember That Time Donald Trump Almost Bought An NFL Team?

Ah, what might have been.

It's easy to forget now, but before he was a Republican presidential candidate, business mogul Donald Trump was interested -- at least a little bit -- in owning the NFL's Buffalo Bills. Trump ultimately lost out to a higher bidder last year, and was quite bitter about it.

After losing out on the team, The Donald offered a preview of the social media presence he'd later bring to the presidential race. 

On this week's "The Second Half" podcast, Daily Beast and New York Times Magazine columnist Ana Marie Cox posits that Trump's bravado and outsized self-assurance might have made him the "perfect NFL owner." She also discusses the effect of Trump's anti-Muslim pronouncements have had on the world of sports, where incidents of Islamophobic discrimination have occurred multiple times in recent weeks. 

Donald Trump with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at an NFL game in 2010.
Donald Trump with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at an NFL game in 2010.

Also on this week's episode: U.S. Women's National Team star Carli Lloyd sits down to discuss women's soccer stars' ongoing fight for equal treatment, and how the sport can continue to grow after a year as big as 2015 (that interview starts at 16:25).

This podcast was produced, edited and engineered by Peter James Callahan and Adriana Usero, with assistance from Christine Conetta.

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