Podcast by Sports nerds Matt Tettleton, Joel Sronce, and Kyle Belanger unite the worlds of sports, politics, and social justice in a fun, unique, and academic way.
Take the Field, Episode 21, "Person, woman, man, camera, B******l"
With the WNBA, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all back in live action, the TTF Big Three spends some quality time unpacking the important question:
"What the hell are we actually watching?"
Take the Field, Episode 20, "Hope, Despair, and Ian Desmond"
The fellas are back with an episode that focuses on the difficulties of the current moment. From gauging the support for science, racial justice, and the continued gaslighting of a nation by The Orange Scourge, this the clearly the most serious episode to date.
Take The Field, Episode 19, "Bubba Wallace, Bubba Watson, NCAA Labor, and Callbacks"
The TTF Big Three are back in full swing, and they cover a lot of ground. NCAA labor issues, the NBA's new "Coalition," Bubba Wallace, voter suppression, and so much more.
Don't forget to follow the guys on Twitter at: @TakeTheFieldPod, @Tettle10, and @KyleBelanger1 (#TwitterlessSronce)
Take The Field, Episode 18, "Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir on Dribbling Down Barriers, and life without hoop"
She rewrote FIBA's rules that disallowed Muslim women to wear hijab in competition. She broke Hall-of-Famer Rebecca Lobo's all-time scoring record in Massachusetts high school hoop history. She's the first NCAA Division I player to wear hijab during a game. She hit a jump shot over President Barack Obama at the White House.
She is Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and she was kind enough to join the guys for a chat about what it means to be an athlete-activist in the 21st century.
Check out her organization Dribbling Down Barriers (DribbleDownBarriers.com) and be sure to stream her documentary "Life Without Basketball" on Amazon or YouTube.
Take The Field, Episode 17, "Drew Brees, Martellus Bennett, and the sliding scale of activism"
WIth the movement and the moment so obviously upon us, the TTF Big Three do their best to unpack the anti-racist activism of the past two weeks.
Take The Field, Episode 16, "Kris Rhim (Liberty, Justice, and Ball) Takes the Field"
For this week's episode, Kyle chats with Kris Rhim, of Liberty, Justice, and Ball, about athlete activism in the 21st century. What makes 2020 different than 1992? Why is Kris's generation so much more willing to expect its athletes to take a political stand? What does it mean for the future of sports and a fractured nation?
We dig into it all.
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