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How Does Whiteness Operate In Sports?
Former volleyball coach Jen Fry joins the show to talk about how race and sport interact.
April 13, 2021
The Legendary ‘Cobra’ Dave Parker
Legendary baseball player Dave Parker joins the show to talk about his recent book and his storied career.
April 12, 2021
MLB, NBA, and NHL Games Are Canceled in the Twin Cities
Following the police killing of Daunte Wright just outside of Minneapolis, three major league games have been called off.
April 9, 2021
The Last Time People Tried to Get Baseball to Move the All-Star Game
A decade ago, a similar call to move the All-Star Game failed. What has changed?
April 6, 2021
Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0
Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp’s Georgia.
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April 6, 2021
What Is the Future for Women’s Sports Coverage?
Professor Cheryl Cooky joins the show to talk about her recent research into televised women’s sports.
March 31, 2021
Will MLB Celebrate Jackie Robinson While Holding Its All-Star Game In Georgia?
For baseball to celebrate Jackie Robinson while providing financial and ideological support to the state of Georgia is an exercise in profound cognitive dissonance.
March 26, 2021
The Olympic Battle for Echo Park
An LAPD crackdown on an encampment of the unhoused augurs more conflicts in the lead-up to the 2028 Olympics.
March 24, 2021
Appreciating the Legend of Elgin Baylor
Baylor changed the way the game was played, on and off the court.
March 23, 2021
Sports Media’s Dance With Misogyny
Julie DiCaro joins the show to talk about her new book on misogyny in sports media.