The Sports Deli

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Hoot & his amazing guests discuss the intersection between race and sports, leadership, equality, mental health, social injustice, & white privilege. Guests: Over 60 WBL, Pro, WNBA, NBA, Coaches/players. Cheryl Miller, Barbara Majeski, Doug Williams, ESPN'S Jay Bilas, Jennifer King, Collette Smith, Jen Welter, World Series Champ/MVP, Dave Stewart, WNBA Championship coaches, Coco Wade & Dan Hughes, Dr. Richard Lapchick, Virago, Judy Sweet, Sam Vincent, Steve Lavin, The INCREDIBLE SHEroes of the Legends_of_the_ball, Doug Gottlieb, HOFer, Rick Barry; &Stephanie Arnold who died 4 3 Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support read less
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Taylor Swift Gets it and Tom Brady Doesn't and it's Costing Colin Kaepernick and Bruce Maxwell Their Jobs
21-05-2024
Taylor Swift Gets it and Tom Brady Doesn't and it's Costing Colin Kaepernick and Bruce Maxwell Their Jobs
Taylor Swift has had to endure a million times what any man has had to endure, especially white men, and in particular the privileged white quarterbacks in the @NFL like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Eli and Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Troy Aikman. Taylor Swift has been sexually assaulted, cancelled by Kanye West, had to overcome mental health challenges, and navigate the space of being the most popular musical artist in the history or herstory of the industry. She's more popular than Madonna, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Elvis, Mariah, and Beyonce. Maybe not combined but it's close. Tom Brady won 7 rings. Taylor Swift has not only impacted but changed and saved the lives of 100s of millions. Tom has done nothing but be so self-absorbed and wrapped up in his own narcissistic personal life and failed business endeavors. He has not leveraged his platforms as a 7 time Super Bowl Champion, WNBA part-owner or NFL part-owner to do the right thing. Tom could have leveraged his platforms and still could and galvanize his white quarterback troops to give Colin Kaepernick another chance, still. But his silence is deafening. Had he kneeled with Colin, Colin would still be playing today. Had other Major League Baseball players kneeled with Bruce Maxwell, Bruce would still be playing. It is a sad commentary about all of them including Jim Nantz, Jim Harbaugh, and anyone else with platforms like Doug Gottlieb, Colin Cowherd, Dan Patrick or Jim Rome that they will not come together to put the pressure on the owners to give Colin and Bruce a shot. There will never be another Taylor Swift. But if Caitlin Clark can change a league. Tom could have done the same thing. And still could. We're waiting Tom. Aaron. Peyton. Eli, Tony. and Troy. Speaking out about mental health is phenomenal. I'm glad you all did that. But it's not enough. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support
Dr. Russ Kennedy - The Anxiety MD - Author of Anxiety Rx
20-01-2024
Dr. Russ Kennedy - The Anxiety MD - Author of Anxiety Rx
Dr. Russ Kennedy is helping revolutionize how people navigate anxiety after going through decades of it himself. His groundbreaking book Anxiety Rx is a how to guide on managing anxiety. Dr. Kennedy's story is incredible from how he grew up with a bi-polar, schizophrenic father to his own anxiety to his journey as a neuroscientist, stand-up comedian, yoga instructor, mindfulness and meditation guide, being a dad and husband, dog and music lover and author. And don't miss who he would love to have at his dinner table along with Freud. Here's a hint: Jim. We hope this episode bring you some sort of education, motivation, inspiration, or transformation. Because I assure you, the outtakes will absolutely bring you some comedic relief after the power went out 4 times. And to all of you out there struggling with anxiety or depression or any other mood disorder, there is help out there and just know you are not alone. Dr. Kennedy and I are your biggest fans! The only way out of the darkness is the light. You are the light even if it doesn't feel like it right now. You can also dial 988 any time from any landline or smartphone and there will be someone there 24/7/365 to help you. Much love everyone and feel free to send me an email anytime to, thesportsdeli@gmail.com or DM on instagram @mikehootner And just remember the world is a better place with you in it. Love, Dr. Kennedy and me. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support
Dr. Earl Smith - Professor at the University of Delware and Anthony Alegrete - Co-Founder of 40 Tons Brand, a Socially Conscious Cannibus Brand
02-12-2023
Dr. Earl Smith - Professor at the University of Delware and Anthony Alegrete - Co-Founder of 40 Tons Brand, a Socially Conscious Cannibus Brand
We're so honored to welcome Earl Smith, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Sociology at Wake Forest University, and is currently teaching classes in Sociology, African and African American Studies, and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. Anthony Alegrete, M.A.O.L.Anthony Alegrete, M.A.O.L./COO | Creative Director | Brand Strategist | Angel Investor | Cannabis & Tech Industry Executive | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is the co-founder along with his wife of 40 Tons Brand, a socially conscious cannabis brand that leverages it's platform to help free prisoners who are incarcerated for non-violent offenses, in particular, cannabis sentences that are disproportionate to people of color. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. His teaching and research focus on the sociology of sport, social stratification, criminal justice, and race. He is the author of 12 books, including his most recent book, Gender, Power and Violence (2019), and Policing Black Bodies (2018) as well as dozens of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. He has written several books on the impact of social inequality on Black families. His book Race, Sport and the American Dream, which has been published in three editions, remains the only book on the market that examines structural racism in the Sport World. On a regular basis he is consulted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, and a variety of other news outlets. He teaches courses on social stratification, race and ethnicity, social problems, race and gender, and sexuality and sports. Current Projects ​Along with Dr. Angela J. Hattery, Dr. Smith is currently completing work on a three-year project examining the living and working conditions in solitary confinement units in a state prison system. The project involved nearly 100 interviews with inmates and staff living and working in solitary confinement as well as ethnographic observations. The book, tentatively entitled Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement is under contract with Rutgers University Press. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support
Colleen Matsuhara - Former National Champion at UCLA and Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Sparks
24-06-2023
Colleen Matsuhara - Former National Champion at UCLA and Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Sparks
Today's podcast is brought to you by my Amazon shop, at: www.amazon.com/shop/thesportsdeli I may make a commission as a part of the Amazon Influencer Program but it's at no extra cost to you! We're so honored to welcome on this 7th day of Pride Awareness Month and 16 days away from the 51st anniversary of Title IX, one of the most historical pioneers and trailblazeHERS of women's basketball not only on the West Coast, nationwide and worldwide but for Asians and Asian-Americans everywhere the pride of Sacramento, California, Colleen Matsuhara. Colleen's global impact has led her into some of the most profound spaces from being the Secretariat of Basketball Competition for both the men and women at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, to one of the most iconic and historic basketball movies of all time, Spike Lee's Love and Basketball to the new Docuseries If Not For Them because of her courage, passion for basketball, determination, and unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to give women from all walks of life what they so richly deserve and what her parents and her father in particular fought for, a seat at the table. She played 3 sports in college and is in one of her colleges hall-of-fame, And today, you will hear the rest of the story... She was born the same day as, Louis Armstrong, Meghan Markle and former President of the United States, Barack Obama and the same year as my mom, the late Robin Williams, Marilyn Monroe, the italian stallion, and Oprah Winfrey. She's coached some incredible players over the years at her various stops from Notre Dame to Nebraska to UCLA to the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA Like Hall-of-Famer, Lisa Leslie to so many others. And although she's retired, she's still very proactive and doing whatever she can to educate, motivate and inspire kids and adults alike to not only remember the correct HERstory domestically and abroad, but to continue to help shatter glass ceilings and open the doors for the next generation of SHEroes and rock stars. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support
Brenda VanLengen - ESPN Emmy Award Winning Basketball Broadcaster.
23-06-2023
Brenda VanLengen - ESPN Emmy Award Winning Basketball Broadcaster.
This episode is sponsored by my Amazon Shop. I may make a commission as a part of the Amazon Influencer and Bounty programs but it's at no extra cost to you. Some companies do send me items for free or I am sometimes compensated.www.amazon.com/shop/thesportsdeli Brenda VanLengen, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, has worked as anESPN women’s college basketball analyst since 1996. In 2014, she joinedSEC Network’s women’s basketball coverage. Brenda is also a strong advocate for women's sports and has been a vocal supporter of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education programs and activities. She believes that women's sports deserve the same respect and recognition as men's sports and has worked tirelessly to promote gender equality in the industry.Overall, Brenda VanLengen is a trailblazer in the world of sports broadcasting and a champion for women's sports. Her passion and dedication have inspired countless young women to pursue careers in sports journalism and have helped to elevate the status of women's sports in the media. She's currently the Executive Producer for the docuseries, "If Not For Them" which chronicles the HERstory of women's college basketball. Known for her ability to break down the X’s and O’s of the game, VanLengen has operated the ART enhanced telestrator (which I've coined, "THE BRENDASTRATOR" for the NCAA Women’s Final Four since 2005 and the WNBA Finals since 2011. She has also been the analyst for seven NCAA Division II National Championships and three NAIA National Championships. During the regular season, VanLengen covers games involving the American, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, Mountain West and SEC for a variety of networks, including work as the lead analyst for the Big 12 Conference women’s basketball package on FOX Sports. In addition to basketball, she provides play-by-play on NCAA softball, volleyball and soccer television broadcasts. VanLengen has also served as analyst for the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Starts and was co-founder of the women’s sports and fitness publication SHE-KC. In the summer of 2013, she was an analyst on ESPNU’s coverage of the World University Games, calling gold medal contents in men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s beach volleyball, plus ten days of international competition. From 1996-2001, VanLengen operated video play animation production equipment for CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship while working with Coach’s Edge.  Subsequently, VanLengen held a leadership position at PE4life, a national non-profit organization, for over nine years and led Kansas City’s efforts as the executive director of the 1998 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Prior to her broadcasting career, VanLengen coached basketball for eight seasons, including five at the University of Nebraska. In 2008, she was recognized as a “Distinguished Alumni” of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she endows a scholarship for the women’s basketball program. VanLengen was a two-time, Academic All-American at the university. VanLengen was the recipient of the 2010 Mid America Sports Emmy for Sports Event/Game for Fox Sports Midwest’s production of the 2009 WEPAC All-Star Charity basketball game, for which she was the play-by-play announcer. VanLengen, who developed a series of workshops for collegiate student-athletes, serves as a motivational speaker. She directs and coaches youth basketball camps and provides group and individual basketball lessons. #ifnotforthem #betonwomen #thesportsdelipodcast #titleix #womeninsports #breakingbarriers --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-sports-deli/support