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Robert Lipsyte Suffers No Fools, Takes No Prisoners

Today’s guest hold the informal title of “greatest living sportswriter”, Robert Lipsyte. Lipsyte distinguished himself with multiple stints at the New York Times, covering Muhammad Ali when he was still known as Cassius Clay. He is also noted for his recent tenure as an unflinching Ombudsman at ESPN. The author of celebrated books such as “SportsWorld: An American Dreamland” and his memoir “An Accidental Sportswriter,” Lipsyte offers Dave Zirin unvarnished opinions on the likes of Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Bill Simmons and ‘Grantland,’ Derek Jeter and ‘The Player’s Tribune,’ the delays besetting ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated,’ Donald Trump, and his most indelible memory in sports: helping a Nigerian boxer named Dick Tiger mail his medal back to the Queen of England in protest.

“Superbowling” by Robert Lipsyte, New York Times (January 18, 1969) nyti.ms/264VMcl
Robert Lipsyte New York Times archive nyti.ms/23AhWVg
Robert Lipsyte website robertlipsyte.com
Robert Lipsyte in The Nation thenation.com/authors/robert-lipsyte/
Robert Lipsyte’s current column, ‘Codger’ shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/author…psyte/

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Noam Chomsky Super Bowl Special & Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere

The Edge of Sports Super Bowl Blockbuster features radical linguistic theorist Noam Chomsky giving his first-ever sports interview. Today, the MIT professor drops knowledge on the gladiatorial spectacle before us, re-lives his early love affair with baseball, talks about the phenomena of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, and to top it all off - he even gives the long-awaited Chomsky Super Bowl pick. Dave’s column this week is about transformational Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Greek soccer teams who stood up for Syrian refugees by sitting down.

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Links:

Noam Chomsky on Firing Line with William F. Buckley

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ‘Doomsday Clock’

•Climate Change action 350.org

Dave’s column “Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere”

Greek match delayed as players stage sit-down protest over migrant deaths

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