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Episode 51: Charles McDonald - Not an escape from reality

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The Backyard Banter Podcast

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Episode 51 of The Backyard Banter Podcast welcomes Charles McDonald of SB Nation's The Falcoholic and Bleacher Report to discuss his place in the NFL Draft writing scene. Charles lays out his path from college football player to current player evaluator for the NFL 1,000 series at B/R. Towards the end of the show, we also get into the topic of race in sports, in particular the perception of the black quarterback.

Highlights from the show include:

  • How Michael Vick is at the epicenter of Charles' love and passion for the game of football. 
  • What made Charles want to take the leap into writing and caused his desire to improve the content?
  • The grind that goes into scouting a mass amount of players at the defensive tackle position.
  • The keys to compartmentalizing and how to assess your time allotment.
  • The plight and perception of the black quarterback and why sports isn't truly the escape from real life many fans wish it was.