This week we talk to sportswriter Howard Bryant about his new book, Full Dissidence: Notes From an Uneven Playing Field. It is a searing look at race, power, and the real world beyond the sports world.

We have “Choice Words” about the Super Bowl and the spectacle that was. We got “Just Stand Up” and “Just Sit Down” awards to boxer Gary Russell Jr. for inspiring youth in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, and Pete Rose, who’s still making a shameless play for Coopertown entry. All that and more on Edge of Sports!

Howard Bryant
Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field
Twitter: @hbryant42

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