#1633 Fights for Fair Pay, Journalism vs Sensationalism, Billionaire Bailouts, and Addiction Capitalism: Sports are a Microcosm of the Ills of Society

Air Date: 6-4-2024

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The problems that arise within the systems of sports are the same problems we all face everywhere which makes them a good lens through which to understand the mechanisms of broader society. Fair pay, both journalism and addictive games functioning under capitalism, and benefits for billionaires all resonate far beyond the bounds of the players, owners and fans of sports clubs.

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KP 1: Pay for Play: Should College Athletes be Considered University Employees? Part 1 - University of Iowa - Air Date 3-28-24

KP 2: What the historic $2.8 billion settlement to pay NCAA players means for college sports - PBS NewsHour - Air Date 5-24-24

KP 3: Pay for Play: Should College Athletes be Considered University Employees? Part 2 - University of Iowa - Air Date 3-28-24

KP 4: Sports Media has changed forever. - Brett Kollmann - Air Date 7-15-23

KP 5: Dan Le Batard Tells Stephen A. Smith He Hates What He and Skip Bayless Did to Sports Media - LeBatardShow - Air Date 12-28-23

KP 6: Report Finds That Sports Owners Use Their Teams To Avoid Millions In Taxes - MSNBC Reports - Air Date 7-14-21

KP 7: The Sports Stadium Scam - Robert Reich - Air Date 2-10-23

KP 8: The gambling problem in sports - The Current - Air Date 4-3-24


On the value of sports to building community



A1: Yahoo’s Ross Dellenger: What NCAA Suit Settlement Means for Paying Players - The Rich Eisen Show - Air Date 5-23-24

A2: "Amateurism Is Dead" - ESPN's Jay Bilas on the Future of NCAA Sports - The Rich Eisen Show - Air Date 5-29-24

A3: Pay for Play: Should College Athletes be Considered University Employees? Part 3 - University of Iowa - Air Date 3-28-24


B1: Why Are Taxpayers Paying For Stadiums? - Long Story Short - The Daily Show - Air Date 10-27-23

B2: Nick Wright won’t be a Chiefs fan if they move to Kansas - What's Wright? With Nick Wright - Air Date 3-31-22

B3: Former A's Bruce Maxwell calls out Oakland A's owner John Fisher for Vegas move - Edge of Sports - Air Date 5-3-24


C1: Pat McAfee Gets Torn Apart by Famed Sports Writer - TYT Sports - Air Date 10-26-23

C2: Are Athletes a Threat to Sports Journalism? - Karen Hunter Show - Air Date 5-28-24

C3: Can You Afford to Watch the NFL This Year? - That's Good Sports - Air Date 5-17-24


D1: Is the sports betting industry a huge mistake? - Good Work - Air Date 2-9-24

D2: The NBA’s Sports Gambling Issue Is Worse Than You Think - Hoop Reports - Air Date 4-27-24

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Description: A grocery store display of Coca-Cola soft drinks stacked in the shape of a basketball and “NCAA!”.

Credit: “Coca Cola NCAA Cases Display” by Mike Mozart, Flickr | License: CC BY 2.0 | Changes: Cropped


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