They need a regular show. ESPN should give them First Take’s time slot.
I agree. The fact that it took a domestic violence case for women to be able to voice their opinions on the NFL is ridiculous. And this particular domestic violence case is only being discussed at the length it deserves because of the video evidence. It took video evidence for people at large to recognize that what happened was wrong. Even then, the players that have spoken out against it have only been able to sympathize when they make it relative to their lives, “If that were my daughter/sister/wife/mother…” And from what I heard on the show, other players are hesitant to voice their opinions because they don’t want people to think all players are abusers aka another “not all men” argument. Which, like, okay - here’s one way to let audiences know you’re not a monster: speak out against domestic violence. Hold yourself and your teammates accountable. Speak to young men playing football at college/high school and lower levels about separating the violence that takes place on the field from the way they conduct themselves elsewhere, educate them. God. Sorry for the rant!
espnW and ESPN Radio will collaborate Tuesday, Sept. 16, on espnW Presents: The State of the NFL on ESPN Radio and ESPNRadio.com, from 9 p.m. -11 p.m. ET. The special program will be hosted by Jemele Hill and co-hosted by Cari Champion. espnW voices Jane McManus, Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain, who have been sharing their perspectives on the Ray Rice and NFL domestic violence policy stories across ESPN platforms, will be featured. The group will discuss how the NFL is handling players involved in recent violent crimes; whether the NFL really wants to appeal to a female fan base that makes up 45 percent of its fans; and what the NFL should be doing. National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O’Neill will join as a guest at 10:15 p.m. Listeners will have the opportunity to share their opinions by calling in or tweeting to @espnradio. The show will be available on ESPN Radio terrestrial outlets, Sirius XM Channel 83, ESPNRadio.com, ESPN Radio app, iTunes Radio, TuneIn and Slacker.
Follow this link to find a short clip and analysis of controversy surrounding the use of the #Redskins slur as the name of an #NFL team name
"Change the name ‘Redskin.’ We are not your mascot."
Members of the Navajo Nation in Monument Valley, Utah, organized a protest against the Washington football team’s name. #NotYourMascot#ChangetheName
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Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture.
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— Dave Zirin, on The Reid Report just now (via mar-see-ah)