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Bill Rhoden On Sports (BROSpod)

Legendary sports columnist William C. Rhoden and sports writer & attorney Jamal Murphy talk sports on and off the court, including the intersection of sports, racism and politics.

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Joy Reid

MSNBC's Joy Reid joins the podcast to talk about her new book, The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story, why it is important to defeat Trump in 2020, how the democrats can accomplish it, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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SI National NFL Writer Jonathan Jones & Former NBA Player & Coach Lionel Hollins

Sports Illustrated National NFL writer, Jonathan Jones, joins the show to talk NFL Combine, Kyler Murray and the lack of minority coaches in the NFL. Then we switch gears to the NBA and talk with ex player and coach, Lionel Hollins, about the NBA game past and present, whether LeBron should shut it down, who will come out of the East and much more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist, @NabateIslesSMTA Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod, @blacketologist, @nsi.universal YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 19mins

8 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Caron Butler on his Life and the NBA Playoffs

Former NBA All Star, UConn star and current NBA TV Analyst Caron Butler joins us to talk about his life and upbringing, his new movie based on his autobiography Tuff Juice, his thoughts on the NBA Playoffs, and he explains the hair choice from last week that had him trending #1 on Twitter (33:46). Bill, Jamal and Nabate also talk Beyonce, Nas and more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist, @NabateIslesSMTA Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod, @blacketologist, @nsi.universal YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 9mins

21 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Frank Robinson salute, Super Bowl "recap" & NBA talk with Sekou Smith

Bill, Jamal and Nabate talk Frank Robinson's passing and his impact on baseball, Super Bowl recap and black QBs, and NBA TV and NBA.com's Sekou Smith joins the show to talk all things NBA. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Felipe Lopez

Bill, Jamal and Nabate are joined by NYC basketball legend Felipe Lopez. They talk about Lopez's rise to fame in the 1990's, his college and professional basketball career, giving back to his Domincan community, and the new movie on his life, The Dominican Dream, that premieres Saturday, April 27th. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist, @NabateIslesSMTA Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod, @blacketologist, @nsi.universal YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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The NFL's Shameful Black Head Coach Problem with Kavitha Davidson and then Ken Shropshire

Bill, Jamal and Eryn talk about the disturbing lack of diversity in the NFL coaching ranks with Kavitha Davidson of The Athletic and then later with CEO of The Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, Ken Shropshire. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 27mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Michael Eric Dyson On His New Book, Jay-Z: Made In America

Micheal Eric Dyson joins Bill and Jamal for a lively discussion on his new book, Jay-Z: Made in America, Jay-Z's role in the recent Colin Kaepernick workout, Kaepernick's handling of the event, and more via the Rhoden Fellows: HBCU 468 podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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NBA Playoffs, Conference Finals Episode

Bill and Jamal are joined in studio by Otis Harper of WBKS1.com and Jarod Hector of Black Sports Online and BET.com. The four have a lively discussion on the NBA Playoffs so far, Golden Boy Celtics coach Brad Stevens (4:21), the end of Dwane Casey at Toronto (5:55), the upcoming Western (12:55) and Eastern (20:10) conference finals, the obligatory LeBron GOAT conversation (24:16); Becky Hammons' head coaching prospects (28:17), and a Mother's Day solute to our Producer Eryn Matthewson's mother. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41mins

12 May 2018

Rank #8

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Live From LA, 2018 NCAA Tournament, Same Great Tournament, Same Big Problems

Bill and Jamal return from their March Madness hiatus and are live from Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two discuss the always exciting NCAA Tournament, which has not disappointed thus far, but also take a look at the always prevalent dark side of college athletics. They discuss the lack of a significant number of black college basketball coaches and Florida State's Leonard Hamilton being the lone black head coach left in the Tournament (4:50), the ever present black labor/white wealth theme in college athletics (8:00), and what black assistant coaches need to do to climb the ladder (10:50). Finally, Michigan Athletic Director Warde Manuel joins the show (25:22) and addresses the "slave" analogy in reference to college athletes, player compensation and more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

44mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Black QBs, Duke/Zion/Coach K & the Brooklyn Nets

Bill and Jamal talk Black QBs (1:35), Duke and Zion Williamson (16:00), the evolution of Coach K (18:20), Deshaun Watson (35:40), Brooklyn Nets viability (45:00) and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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MET Orchestra Trombonist Weston Sprott

MET Orchestra Trombonist and Dean of the Preparatory Division of The Juilliard School, Weston Sprott joins the pod and talks about his career, diversity and inclusion in Classical Music, LeBron, Lakers, Rockets and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 13mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Thoughts on the Legacy of David Stern & The NFL's Black Coach Problem

Bill, Jamal and Eryn talk about the legacy of former NBA commissioner David Stern, the NFL's problem with minority coaching hires and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 9mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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2018 NFL Draft & NBA Playoffs

Bill and Jamal are joined by Otis Harper of WBKS1.com and Derrel Johnson of the New York Beacon. The four discuss the 2018 NFL Draft, the first round of the NBA Playoffs, rapper Meek Mill's release from prison and much more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr

1 May 2018

Rank #13

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Bill's Brother Girard, Rich Paul, Kenny Stills, Mets/Yankees

We're joined by Bill's brother and renowned opera singer, Girard Rhoden. We talk about the NCAA's proposed "Rich Paul Rule," Kenny Stills' stance against Miami Dolphins' owner Stephen Ross, Mets, Yankees and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 19mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Victoria Jackson's A Jim Crow Divide in College Sports

Bill and Jamal welcome Arizona State University Sports Historian Victoria Jackson to the show. The three discuss her recent article on the state of college athletics, A Jim Crow Divide In College Sports, in which she argues that majority African American college football and basketball players are exploited in order to support majority white “nonrevenue” college athletes. They also discuss other themes in Jackson’s article, such as the culture of athletic departments discouraging critical thinking, why the current system contributes to the undervaluing of black lives in American society, and why many white people like the system just the way it is. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #15

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Herm Edwards

Ex NFL player and coach and current Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards joined the pod a couple weeks ago to talk about his career in the NFL, why he went back to college, Andrew Luck's retirement decision, the Kaepernick fallout and much more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist, @NabateIslesSMTA Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod, @blacketologist, @nsi.universal YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 21mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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University of Texas Men's Basketball Coach Shaka Smart

Bill and Jamal talk to University of Texas men's basketball coach Shaka Smart. The three discuss Texas's season so far and their recent loss to Duke (2:32), Smart's recruiting philosophy (6:50), and the challenge of keeping the "student" in student-athlete (14:00). Smart also touches on being a role model to his players (16:05), the recent FBI investigation into college basketball recruiting (24:00), his issues with the one-and-done rule (26:25), coaching a talent like Mohamed Bamba (43:30) and much more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Toronto's Championship, KD's Achilles, Kawhi's Plans, Black Self Worth.

Bill, Jamal and Nabate talk about Toronto's NBA Championship (11:55), the Warriors jettisoning Oakland (2:09), whether Kawhi will stay or go (20:15), who's to blame for KD's ruptured achilles (32:11), KD an example of black self worth (37:22), Kawhi vs Pop (44:43), whether there should be drafts in sports leagues (51:47), and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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NBA News Dominates Super Bowl Week

BROS Pod is back with former SiriusXM NBA Radio producer and Grammy award-winning trumpet player, Nabate Isles, joining Jamal to talk all things NBA, Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks, Anthony Davis, Lakers and All Star snubs. Bill joins from Atlanta at the 1:15:55 mark to talk Super Bowl week, Roger Goodell's comments about Colin Kaepernick, the NFL's minority coach problem, and Bill's visit to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Ebenezer Baptist Church with Goodell and Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank (1:35:15). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 48mins

3 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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NBA Finals, French Open, Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder & Metta World Peace

Jamal and Nabate talk NBA Finals (02:32), NBA Free Agency (05:25) and French Open tennis (13:42), before rapping with the loquacious Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder (18:09) about all things heavyweight division, including Anthony Joshua (19:31) and Tyson Fury (30:05). Finally, Jamal and Nabate talk to former NBA great Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest (50:07), about his new documentary on Showtime, Quiet Storm, The Ron Artest Story, as well as his thoughts on the recent incident involving Kyle Lowry and the Golden State Warriors investor (1:05:06), the NBA Finals, Lakers and more. We hope that you enjoy our podcast. Please subscribe on iTunes, follow on Soundcloud and like and comment on both, as we would love to get and incorporate your feedback. We encourage you to contact us via email at: brospod@gmail.com and follow us on social media. Twitter: @BROSpod, @WCRhoden, @Blacketologist, @NabateIslesSMTA Facebook page: Bill Rhoden On Sports (@BROSpod) Instagram: @brospod, @blacketologist, @nsi.universal YouTube: BROS Pod See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 21mins

9 Jun 2019

Rank #20