“I told them, I want you to retire the game before it retires you” Michael and Martellus Bennett have always been each other’s biggest cheerleaders. The brothers played football together at Texas A&M and both went on to become Super Bowl champions before retiring from the game and chasing their passions off the field. Their mother, Pennie Bennett takes us on a journey through the lives of these close brothers, and how their unshakable bond has never broken in spite of difficult draft days and the pressure of outside comparison that had followed both men since they were young boys just starting out.
Martellus Bennett may have won a Super Bowl, but he’s really more of a super hero.His super power is creativity, and his literary and visual empire is just beginning.“No one has ever taught me how to be creative,” says Marty. “It’s just who I am.”His work as an author and artist has led to projects like Dear Black Boy and his acclaimed Hey A.J. series, which is now being developed into an animated series with Disney.The acclaimed creator joined Mick for Episode 015 of ‘The MICK Show’ to discuss how his artistic process works, his multi-hyphenated career, and why Tom Brady’s flexibility is actually a metaphor for real world resilience.Says Marty: “I don’t ever want to be remembered for playing sports. I want them to say, ‘Oh, and he played football.”You can follow Mick (@mick) and Martellus (@martellusb) on Instagram.New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday!
Martellus Bennett Speaks Heavy Truths on Football Pathologies: Right-Wing's Predictably Lame Outrage
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Redspin Sports podcast, for another edition of our weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the profound and personal reflections on the NFL lifestyle penned by Super Bowl champion tight end and author of "Dear Black Boy," Martellus Bennett, and the hyper-exploitative dynamics which have come to characterize the game of football at every level.Articles and link to Martellus Bennett's tweet storm on football's pathologies most in the sports media industrial complex prefer to keep at arm's length (can't let being too critical get in the way of unfettered access nowadays in mainstream sports "journalism"). https://ftw.usatoday.com/2021/02/martellus-bennett-reveals-the-harsh-realities-of-football-in-a-brutally-honest-twitter-threadhttps://ftw.usatoday.com/2021/02/martellus-bennett-reveals-the-harsh-realities-of-football-in-a-brutally-honest-twitter-threadhttps://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/martellus-bennett-nfl-favorite-players-arent-good-people/1qymhptsqkxz914ptju23egqilCheckout NFL Hall of Fame Safety Ed Reed's reaction to Martellus Bennett's realness when it comes to football's uncomfortable realities. https://www.usatoday.com/videos/sports/nfl/sportspulse/2021/02/04/ed-reed-discusses-martellus-bennetts-tweets-address-dark-side-football/4386757001/Martellus Bennett's Epic Super Bowl Week Twitter Thread that Kicked off Badly Needed Discussionhttps://twitter.com/MartysaurusRex/status/1356670923546316802?s=20Recorded and aired live on Friday, February 5th, 2021. If you enjoy the content, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content on a consistent basishttps://www.patreon.com/redspinsports@RedspinSports (Twitter & IG)@NateWallace9 (Twitter)@BrotherFlourish (Twitter)@JuiceTinTweets (Twitter)https://www.facebook.com/RedspinSports/Checkout Redspin Sports on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and iHeart Radio."By Any Means Necessary" airs on the radio in Washington DC and Kansas City, and streams worldwide every weekday afternoon from 2-4 pm EST.@SeanBlackmon9 (Twitter)@LuqmanNation1 (Twitter)@BAMNecessary (Twitter)
Martellus Bennett Speaks Out—How NFL “Brainwashes” Players Into League Lifestyle
By Any Means Necessary
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast, for another edition of our weekly segment “The Red Spin Report.” They discuss the profound and personal reflections on the NFL lifestyle penned by Super Bowl champion Martellus Bennett, and the hyper-exploitative dynamics which have come to characterize the game of football at every level.
Martellus Bennett - Super Bowl Champion on Finding Success
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Martellus Bennett: Creative Director & Super Bowl Champion
Suiting Up with Paul Rabil
Martellus Bennett, a Super Bowl Champion, told me that he never really viewed himself as a football player. Rather, Marty's the co-founder and creative director of The Imagination Agency -- a multi-media platform that's focused on telling African American children stories. On the show, we discuss crossover skills from football to entrepreneurship -- highlighting hard work, curiosity, passion, and even selfishness. We also remember the highs and lows of his NFL career -- from his support of Colin Kaepernick that led to a terrible racial response in Green Bay, to the most memorable moment of his career: when the Patriots were down 28-3 at halftime of the Super Bowl and came back to win.Hope you enjoy the show!
This week, my guest is Martellus Bennett. Bennett is known for his time in the NFL and for winning a Super Bowl with the Patriots. But in March 2018, he announced his retirement to make a name for himself as a creative with his Imagination Agency. He just released a book called Dear Black Boy and is here to talk about that, and living his passion.
Martellus Bennett - Watering the Seeds of the Dreams of Our Youth
Guest Martellus Bennett Martellus Bennett is a graduate of Alief ISD, a former NFL star, Super Bowl champ and founder of The Imagination Agency. www.theimaginationagency.com Alief ISD graduate Martellus Bennett returns home to speak with Superintendent HD Chambers about his third children’s book, Dear Black Boy. Bennett, a former NFL star, Super Bowl champ and founder of The Imagination Agency, talks about the importance of children of color to aspire to become more than just athletes.