Ep 450 | Jim Brown Refused to Sell Out, Leaves Legacy of Masculinity | Brittney Griner Fail
NFL legend, Pro Football Hall of Famer, civil rights activist, and actor Jim Brown passed away last Friday. Some in the media marked his passing by shaming the sports icon over alleged abuse from years past. But Jason believes it was Jim Brown’s refusal to bend to the political climate of the times that made him a target. “Jim Brown never sold out. That’s his legacy. He couldn’t be bought or compromised. He epitomized the kind of masculinity America now rejects as toxic.” Brown had an unrelenting set of principles and values that he lived by, and that’s what made him different from Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “The pursuit of money eventually triggers selling out. That’s what makes Jim Brown special, a man among boys.” Steve Kim joins “Fearless” to share his thoughts on Jim Brown’s legacy and his place in sports history. Plus, the “Korean Cosell” and Jason discuss Colts owner Jim Irsay’s list of the top five NFL players of all time, more specifically the legendary quarterback NOT on Irsay’s list. The Lakers are down 0-3 to the Denver Nuggets; would a sweep harm LeBron James’ legacy? And Brittney Griner made her historic and brave return to the WNBA — or at least, that’s the narrative ESPN wants to shill. Then, Shemeka Michelle attempts to make sense of the NAACP issuing a “travel advisory” for people of color and the LGBTQ community in an attempt to boycott the state of Florida. Al Sharpton made himself the star of Jordan Neely’s funeral. Shemeka shares her thoughts on the NYC nurse being charged as racist over an encounter involving black men and a rental bike.
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