This week we speak to Rod “Slasher” Breslau and Erin Ashley Simon, two experts on E-sports. We speak to them about the impact of coronavirus on e-sports, the political economy of the sport, and why traditional sports fans that aren’t on board yet should give e-sports a look.

We also have some Choice Words about the activist athlete in the time of coronavirus. In addition, we have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards to Joel Embiid for both donating money to employees of Sixers while implicitly shaming team ownership to do the same, and Tilman Fertitta, Houston Rockets owner, for furloughing 40,000 employees and downplaying Covid-19 among other heinous acts. All that and more on this week’s Edge of Sports!

Erin Ashley Simon
Grass Routes Podcast
Twitter: @erinasimon

Rod Breslau
Twitter: @Slasher

Zirin
Athlete Activists Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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