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Robert Lipsyte Suffers No Fools, Takes No Prisoners

Today’s guest hold the informal title of “greatest living sportswriter”, Robert Lipsyte. Lipsyte distinguished himself with multiple stints at the New York Times, covering Muhammad Ali when he was still known as Cassius Clay. He is also noted for his recent tenure as an unflinching Ombudsman at ESPN. The author of celebrated books such as “SportsWorld: An American Dreamland” and his memoir “An Accidental Sportswriter,” Lipsyte offers Dave Zirin unvarnished opinions on the likes of Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Bill Simmons and ‘Grantland,’ Derek Jeter and ‘The Player’s Tribune,’ the delays besetting ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated,’ Donald Trump, and his most indelible memory in sports: helping a Nigerian boxer named Dick Tiger mail his medal back to the Queen of England in protest.

“Superbowling” by Robert Lipsyte, New York Times (January 18, 1969) nyti.ms/264VMcl
Robert Lipsyte New York Times archive nyti.ms/23AhWVg
Robert Lipsyte website robertlipsyte.com
Robert Lipsyte in The Nation thenation.com/authors/robert-lipsyte/
Robert Lipsyte’s current column, ‘Codger’ shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/author…psyte/

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A Chamique Holdsclaw Christmas, David Steele on Trump-Brady Bromance

Today, women’s basketball great Chamique Holdsclaw joins Edge of Sports to discuss the recent comments of Gilbert Arenas, and her own fascinating history in the game. For years, the #1 WNBA draft pick waged a silent battle for mental wellness, but she eventually chose to go public, becoming a powerful advocate and role model. Her journey is chronicled in the film ‘Mind Game.’ Then, we visit with Sporting News columnist David Steele, who found himself in the crosshairs of Trump-Nation and Patriot-Nation after criticizing Tom Brady for evading a political stance while displaying a “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat in his locker. Finally, the ‘Just Stand Up Award’ goes to NBA referee Bill Kennedy, who came out as a gay man as a show of pride and defiance in the face of Rajon Rondo’s on-court slurs. Thanks for listening. The Edge of Sports team wishes all our listeners a safe and happy holiday.

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