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Ray Rice was suspended for abusing his now wife. He held a press conference to apologize to the nation and tell everyone why he was wrong. Of course that's society's way of cleaning up an image, but is it really necessary to do? Should athletes apologize to the media? I understand that there's a need to apologize to the victim, family, friends, team, and even the fans. But, why do guys like Skip Bayless get so bent out of shape?
Hearing guys on ESPN talking about "I'll never forgive him" is almost laughable. Why should the player care what a media mouth thinks?
We'll discuss that, anything we noticed about our teams in the first weekend of football, the Jersey Number Countdown to Kickoff (#28 down to #22), and more as Zone Coverage continues on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show!
"No experts. Just opinions."
Show No. 381
Scheduled for 90 mins.
ATHLETES, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND ARE WE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY?
We’ve all seen the headlines- Ray Rice gets two game suspension for knocking his fiancé unconscious and dragging her off a casino elevator. Joe Mixon under investigation for punching a woman in the face. One of the Steubenville high school students convicted of rape is back on the football field. The news reports go on and on with allegations and prosecutions of athletes at all levels for violence against women. And what are we doing about it? The NFL gives a slap on the hand to Rice (who could have been suspended for numerous games if he had smoked a joint). Sports fans still line up for autographs, and the victims are disparaged for “ruining” the athlete’s life. Have we really slipped down the rabbit hole when it comes to seriously dealing with violent athletes?
So let’s talk about it. Brian O’Connor, Director of Public Education Campaigns and Programs for Futures Without Violence where he crafts national and international violence prevention campaigns for a variety of audiences. He’s former marketer of global brands such as Gatorade and Kodak, and reporter for the Village Voice. His work engaging men inspires them to model positive masculinity and teach boys that violence never equals strength. Brian holds a master's from Columbia University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is the former president of the board of Root Division, an arts education non-profit based in San Francisco where he lives.
Join us Saturday at 11 am Pacific Time to learn more about our responses to athletes who are also abusers.
Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.
The first in a seven part series of my favorite Yoga Poses for Athletes. Whether you are a runner, cyclist or a fan of some other sport, these seven yoga poses are great post ride or post run to help stretch muscles, increase flexibity and release tension in the body. I love doing all of these after run or ride I do. Enjoy Part 1 and be sure to come back every Sunday for the rest in the series.
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In the wake of the passing of Robin Williams, I thought I would have a discussion today about why we all get so emotionally invested in the lives of celebrities. And why it hurts so much when we lose them.
Come and Pour the T with me today at 5pm. We will discuss the lives of celebrities, education, the single parent phenonmena in the Black community and so much mure.
Set your alarms for 5pm, because its going to be a hot topic day.
The number to call in is: 347-633-9497
Do college athletes have time to be students? Going to college is exciting, fun, and hard work. But do you think it's realistic to expect them to practice for hours after class and then study? These are students who are in college because of their sports scholarship not necessarily because of their academics. They practice hours on end; on the field and on the court pefecting their skill. They want to experience college life too, the social scene. SO is there enough time time in the day to include studying? Are they given preferential treatment? Tune in and give your opinion. #collegeathletes
Join us today as we talk to author James Graham about his book, "Victura: The Kennedys, a Sailboat and the Sea." Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932, stands apart. James tells us more on the show today!
And giving back is a huge part of Sports Palooza, so we have TWO athletes who stop by and talk about what they are doing to give back to their communities:
Leigh Bodden: He spent 9 years playing as an NFL Cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and most recently the New England Patriots. He also supports the educational dreams of DC-area youth through the Leigh Bodden Foundation (founded in 2010).
Major League Baseball player Roy Smalley used the lessons first learned from his father and uncle and as a Little Leaguer® at Westchester National Little League in Los Angeles, Calif., to become a professional athlete, a successful businessman, broadcaster, and advocate of youth baseball and softball through his work as the President of Pitch in for Baseball. To recognize those achievements, Mr. Smalley has been named the 2014 recipient of the William A. “Bill” Shea Distinguished Little League® Graduate Award. He stops by to talk about the organization and the importance of little league baseball!
And, of course, we welcome back Nancy Flynn of the ePolicy Institute as she shares our social media faux pas of the week!
It's a great show!
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