This is a podcast by Louis Moore and Derrick White. As trained historians and leading scholars on sports and race, we discuss the history of the black athlete in a contemporary conversation. Moore is the author of I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, and also We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality. White is the author of The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football
Jon Gruden and his Emails
In this episode, we discuss the problems that Urban Meyer and Jon Gruden are having. We talk about their whiteness and privilege and how that has protected them all these years. Gruden's racist trope was not just a one off thing that should be left in the past.
The NBA and the Vax
In this episode, we talk about NBA players refusing to get the vaccine and why they might be. We give some historical context to how Black folks and the grapevine, and why, because of the history of medicine and mistrust, some might be hesitant to get vaccinated. In the end, however, that's not enough.
NFL Preview 2021
In this episode we preview the 2021 season for the NFL. More than just our hot takes on fantasy football, we dive into the new social justice helmet approval list and ask "what happened to the movement?" We reference Vince Evans several times, so you don't want to miss that. And briefly discuss the career of Tyrod Taylor.
In this episode we discuss the significance of HBCU football on primetime TV. We go over the history of television contracts and how HBCUs were left out, and what being on TV can mean for their programs. We tell you why Grambling and Tennessee State are significant in the history of college football. Derrick breaks down the history of the Orange Blossom Classic. And we also chop it up about Bishop Sycamore and how youth sports are out of control.
MLK and Fortnite
In this episode, we have Dr. Kishonna Gray on again to help us breakdown the latest Fortnite venture, as they put a MLK module into their game. We discuss the implications of this e-learning, both pros and cons. But before we get started, we talk Fantasy Football and Covid.
Legacies: From Allyson Felix to Bobby Bowden
In this episode we get you up to speed on the wee that was (August 4-11), from the ending of the Olympics to the death and legacy of Bobby Bowden. We salute Allyson Felix as an all-time great and we discuss the legacy of Bobby Bowden.