On today’s show, Mark Simon is joined by Insider investigative sports writer Bradford William Davis.
Bradford talked about his career path – from starting a newsletter with a friend to eventually (after time at several start-ups and HBO) as a sports columnist for the Daily News and now for the website, Insider.
Bradford often writes about social justice issues as they relate to sports. We discussed pieces he wrote about performative unity by athletes, Jay Z’s hypocritical stance in partering with the NFL, the erasing of a Black Lives Matter statement on a pitcher’s mound, and a feature he wrote for GQ about an Olympic fencer – a black athlete in a white conservative sport. Bradford also addresses the issue of there being so few Black baseball writers.
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