Politics

S2, Ep. 9: Mina Kimes, Senior Writer, ESPN/ESPN The Magazine

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The first story I ever read by Mina Kimes was The Art of Letting Go. After that, I discovered she had written a number of pieces for ESPN that were excellent and that I enjoyed. (more…)

S2, Ep. 5: Stacey Gotsulias, Beyond The Boxscore, FanRag Sports, & The Hardball Times

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One of the things about Stacey Gotsulias that caught my attention was her knowledge of the game of baseball. I also admired how unapologetic she was in her criticism of Hall of Fame voters doing things wrong; her passion for the New York Yankees (even as a Braves fan); and I was intrigued by her fandom of Alex Rodriguez. (more…)

S2, EP. 4: Melissa Jacobs, Founder/Managing Editor of TheFootballGirl.com

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Melissa Jacobs career in sports media is as accomplished and fascinating as any you will find in this business. (more…)

S2, Ep. 3: Howard Bryant, Senior Writer ESPN/Columnist ESPN The Magazine

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African-American participation in baseball, at any level, is a deeply personal subject for me. Growing up, I was usually the only black player on the team. I had great teammates, but I always wondered why more blacks didn’t play America’s Pastime; I also wonder, as the percentage continues to decline, whether or not anything can be done to reverse the trend. (more…)

S2, Ep. 2: Greg Howard, David Carr Fellow, The New York Times Magazine

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In April of 2015 Greg Howard (who was writing for Deadspin at the time) wrote a piece revealing the issues surrounding ESPN’s then-yet-to-be-launched sports, race, and culture website, The Undefeated. (more…)

Ep. 21: Tony Di Zinno, Photographer, Propagandist Filmmaker/Humanitarian

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One part of sports that is often seen but rarely talked about is the photograph. We’ve seen countless images of sports figures and iconic moments that elicit some of our greatest memories.  (more…)

My First Visit To The Masters: A Lesson In Culture, Race, And Why It’s Better Than Anything You Will Ever Attend

Behind these gates is a lesson that is hard to put into words. I'll sure try.

Behind these gates at Augusta National I learned a lesson that is hard to put into words. But I’ll sure try.

I never quite understood the love affair with the sport of golf. I understood even less the love of The Masters tournament, and was one of the millions who convinced themselves that attending Augusta National and their Major wasn’t that big of a deal.

Well, I get it now; and I couldn’t have been more wrong.  (more…)

Locker Talk Episode Twelve! Getting Political

Took a break from sports to discuss thoughts on last weeks presidential election with Southern Virginia University politics professor and Notre Dame alum Jeremiah John and Editor/Founder of the university’s first online news magazine The Accolade News John Feinauer. Give it a listen!

Locker Talk: Getting Political 11/16 by Locker Talk | Blog Talk Radio.