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The Southpaws Boys are back with an episode we recorded pre-March Madness (lol). This one's a grabbag -- we cover Antonio Brown's DESTRUCTION of the Steelers using logic and reason, who would be a 1 seed in the 'Worst Sports Pundits' bracket, how easy it would be to convert Joe Rogan into a leftist, and much, much more!
Get prepped for the Southpaws Bracket Challenge and learn way to much about Roger Powell, Delonte West, and Nate's devotion to the trickle down theory of Big Ten basketball dominance with Tom Sexton of Trillbilly Workers Party (https://patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty) Make sure to sign up for the bracket: https://goo.gl/forms/8FJdgCqPo54BYEl12 Check out the charity Tom picked for the proceeds: https://cooperationjackson.org/
This week we have on an NCAA Game Operations Director in Ricky Diaz talking about how to break the NCAA plantation while still keeping the idea of the student athlete alive. The discussion of what sports means as a possible professional athlete in training and society's responsibility to them are, is provocative but hopeful, as Ricky details his experience working first hand with athletes of all backgrounds and aspirations.
We have weekend editor for Deadspin, Gabe Fernandez on to talk about the sausage making industry that is the goodamn (sports) news. Gabe talks about the process of getting access to athletes and teams, how the leagues employ their own propaganda writers, and there's even some X's and O's on Maryland basketball in there! Check out Gabe's podcast at https://www.mixcloud.com/movingthechains/ and @chainswmuc on twitter. Check out Adam's new emo pod at @aintascenepod and on Apple/Google Play...
We have some more NC flavor for you this week with NC FC Capo/Voice of the NCCU Eagles/all around superfan, Jonathan Duren! Jonathan talks with Nate and Adam about creating a fun group of inclusive partying at games and the contradictions of being in the college athletics world, especially as the SID of a HBCU. Lots of inside baseball for you to get into here, as well as some advice on how to be the biggest fan of your team you can be. Follow Jonathan at @JDuren9 on Twitter and listen to him...
We take this show live and are answering calls in the Southpaws AM69420 studio! Polyamorous sports fandom, athlete fights, and breaking up with your team are all discussed in the first episode the boys have ever been in the same room for. HAPPY NEW YEARS AND THANKS FOR THE LISTENS! WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Southpaws gets horny on main with sex worker/activist/god Raquel Savage. Raquel opens up questions of gender, power, and what that means when your banging pro athletes. Content includes her take about Dwight Howard and the social politics of sex work, how sports uses sex to express power, and which NL team is getting their ass eaten the most! Check out Raquel on all her platforms! https://www.patreon.com/RaquelSavage https://twitter.com/Raquel_Savage https://www.raquelsavage.com/...
Noted Canadian and academic, Nathan Kalman-Lamb (@nkalamb) joins us to discuss the implications of the findings in his book Game Misconduct (https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/game-misconduct), being a fan of Vince Carter in Toronto, and the mechanisms creating unjust labor conditions in MiLB and the NCAA. Also, Happy One Year Birthday to us!
Clifton and Adam get the opportunity to spend some time with "Big Picture" Captain of NC FC, Austin da Luz(@austindaluz). Austin is the founder of Playing for Pride (https://www.playingforpride.org/), a foundation for promoting LGBT spaces in sports. We talk about how to build sport spaces welcoming to everyone, as well as the tremendous amount of great women athletes and burner soundcloud accounts!
Clifton finally gets to do his wrestling episode as the WWE travels to Saudi Arabia do the dirty work of selling Mohammad Bin Salman's shitty product. While Vince is doing his carnival barker impression of Thomas Friedman, we're talking with Bryan of Street Fight Radio (@murderbryan)about deciding where to draw the line with the things you love.
Clifton and Adam spend some time with Britni de la Cretaz, the phenomenal freelance journalist covering women's stories in baseball- both on and off the field. In telling her story of finding a place in baseball for herself, we uncover the importance of telling everyone's story, both so we don't lose the people history is trying to erase and so we know the people carving their own spot in sports today. Its an emotional one and also full of hope and fun (and also Pitbull). Enjoy!
C I N E M A This episode we tackle the frenetic, compelling, politically complicated Oliver Stone film, 'Any Given Sunday.' It's probably the best football movie of all time, which probably says more about football movies than Any Given Sunday -- but either way, we're watching a good movie for a change!
We got a bonus interview with Pro Ultimate player Shane of the Seattle Cascades! Shane talks about what its like being a pro athlete, the differences in how ultimate brings women into the sport, and the rewards of a life in sports have for community involvement. Links to check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAYR3J2B40M&app=desktop https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=FDDgbJcDynI https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=G3B_eWTQeSA I promise this is the last episode...
We're back finally and have a rerecorded ep fresh for you! Amy comes on and Clifton finally has a coming out as we talk Serena, women's sports, and the intersections of race and gender leading to bullshit umpiring decisions.
The episode the universe didn't want you to hear! Despite recording issues before, during, and after we are proud to announce this episode brought to you by Friends of Coal and Monsanto! College basketball recruiting, shady NCAA sponsorship deals, and David Foster Wallace slander contained within! Please make sure to follow and support Trillbillies Workers Party at https://www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty