Hosted By Dave Zirin - Sports Editor at the Nation
As Seen On ESPN, CNN, FS1, NBC

Posts tagged with ‘colin kaepernick’

Colin Kaepernick’s Protest, Backlash and Resistance, with Gold-Medal Swimmer Antony Ervin & Toni Smith-Thompson

image

We speak to Olympic gold-medal swimmer Anthony Ervin about Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest against police violence, Ervin’s book ‘Chasing Water,’ and life since winning gold in Rio. Then, choice words about, and then from, an athletic activist who walked in Kaepernick’s path, Toni Smith–Thompson. The ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Khaled Beydoun for his look at how Kaepernick is being dealt with in the sewers of sports radio. Finally, we answer a phone message from listener Ronnie that asked the Edge of Sports hotline why we speak about athletic resistance at all.

Speak your mind by calling (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.) Let us know what you think of Colin Kaepernick’s actions. Also, at this crucial moment, which sports talkers are doing it right, and who is making a fool of themselves? (401) 236-3343 (EDGE.)

Anthony Ervin: https://twitter.com/AnthonyErvin
his book, ‘Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian’ http://akashicbooks.com/catalog/chasing-water

Toni Smith-Thompson: https://twitter.com/mstonij
DZ column, ‘Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path’
https://www.thenation.com/article/thoughts-on-colin-kaepernick-from-an-athlete-who-walked-that-path/

Khaled Beydounhttps://twitter.com/KhaledBeydoun

Zirin: ‘America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say’
https://www.thenation.com/article/america-needs-to-listen-to-what-colin-kaepernick-is-actually-trying-to-say//?nc=1

| http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@slate.com

instrumentals: Souls of Mischief (A-Plus production) http://hieroglyphics.com https://twitter.com/hieroaplus | Back Star - Definition (Hi-Tek production) https://twitter.com/HiTek | Gang Starr (DJ Premier production) http://premierwuzhere.com | Notorious BIG (DJ Premier production) | Missy Elliott (Timbaland production) https://twitter.com/MissyElliott http://timbalandmusic.com

Breaking: Colin Kaepernick and the backlash he faces, with NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith

image

San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the national anthem because he is “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” In a special edition of the podcast, we have DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association who speaks on what the union can, and cannot do, to protect Kaepernick, and why the NFLPA - and not the NFL - is his “family” at this moment in time.

We want to hear your opinion of Kaepernick’s actions and statements or what you thought of DeMaurice Smith’s interview. Call the Edge of Sports hotline at (401) 426-EDGE (3343)

DeSmith twitter: https://twitter.com/DeSmithNFLPA | https://twitter.com/NFLPA

| http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@slate.com

music by: Nas (Chucky Thompson production), Mobb Deep (Havoc production)

Load More