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Dave Zirin / The Nation

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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

Latest Episodes

Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

This week we talk with journalist Natalie Weiner from SB Nation about her recent longform piece on how gun violence has affected youth football around the country. Weiner’s piece is titled, “The Line of Fire: Gun violence, high school football and what coaches are doing to keep their players safe.” We have ‘Choice Words’ about the NFL’s circus of a Kaepernick tryout and the NFL’s attempt to bend Kaep to their will. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Carolina Panthers Safety Eric Reid for comments after Kaepernick’s workout, and WWE management for its anti-labor stance. All this and more on this week’s episode! Natalie Weiner Twitter: @natalieweiner (https://twitter.com/natalieweiner) https://www.sbnation.com/2019/11/13/20955539/gun-violence-statistics-prevention-facts-high-school-football-america Zirin, Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell’s Will https://www.thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-tryout/ — http://www.edgeofsportspo...

36 MIN1 w ago
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Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

This week we are honored to speak to gold medalist at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first-ever back-to-back gold medalist in the 100 meters, athlete and lifelong activist Wyomia Tyus. Tyus talks about her experiences in the Olympics and the fight for freedom. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Canadian hockey commentator and bigot Don Cherry. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Megan Rapinoe for an awesome speech, and the NFL, who are up to their shenanigans as it pertains to Colin Kaepernick. All this and more on this week’s episode! Wyomia Tyus http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/tigerbelle/ Zirin, The Firing of Don Cherry Marks the End of an Era https://www.thenation.com/article/don-cherry/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

51 MIN2 w ago
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Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

This week we speak to author Andrew Maraniss about his new book Games of Deception about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball team’s foray into the Hitler hosted Berlin Olympics. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the Nationals visit to the White House. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Mary Cain, the track athlete that came forward to speak in detail about her alleged abuse by a Nike coach, and Ryan Anderson and Kurt Suzuki, on the heels of their visit to the White House. All this and more on this week’s episode! Andrew Maraniss Twitter: @trublu24 (https://twitter.com/trublu24?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/564456/games-of-deception/ Zirin, The Nationals’ Discordant White House Celebration https://www.thenation.com/article/world-series-trump-white-house/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail....

43 MIN3 w ago
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The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

The Great Booing At Nationals Park

This week we speak to former Edge of Sports podcast producer Dan Bloom about his experience sitting in Nationals Park as the thousands rose up last Sunday to boo Donald Trump. A longtime Nationals fan, he also reflects on their historic World Series triumph. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the demise of Deadspin. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Sean Doolittle, the Washington National who has already turned down Trump, and Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys. All this and more on this week’s episode! Dan Bloom Twitter: @danbl00m (https://twitter.com/danbl00m?lang=en) https://theslot.jezebel.com/washington-nationals-fans-continue-their-hallowed-tradi-1839497434 Zirin, The Journalists of ‘Deadspin’ Refused to Bow Down https://www.thenation.com/article/deadspin/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

42 MINNOV 4
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The Great Booing At Nationals Park

What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

This week we speak to freelance author Rob Arthur about his theories about the Major League Baseball home run boom. Arthur turns science into home run theories. Fascinating subject. Also I have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards and and more. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Brandon Taubman of the Houston Astros. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Charles Barkley and Vice-President Mike Pence fans. We also have a special read. All this and more! Rob Arthur Twitter: @No_Little_Plans (https://twitter.com/No_Little_Plans?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/48260/moonshot-the-baseball-is-juiced-again/ Zirin, The Astros Fire Brandon Taubman, but the Real Problem Remains https://www.thenation.com/article/houston-astros-brandon-taubman/ — Subscribe to The Nation to support our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter...

44 MINOCT 28
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What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

NBA, China, and the Coming Season

This week we speak to The Athletic's National Basketball Association correspondent Michael Lee about all things NBA, China, and LeBron. We also preview the forthcoming season and I give my mighty predictions for the year. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the NBA’s Harrison Barnes and New York Yankee fans. We also have a Kaepernick Watch. All this and more! Michael Lee Twitter: @MrMichaelLee (https://twitter.com/mrmichaellee?lang=en) https://theathletic.com/author/michael-lee/ Zirin, LeBron James’s Politics Stop at the Water’s Edge https://www.thenation.com/article/lebron-james-china/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) — Subscribe to The Nation to support our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe

69 MINOCT 21
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NBA, China, and the Coming Season

Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

This week we talk to former NFL player Ryan O'Callaghan about his book My Life on the Line, and what it was like to keep his sexuality hidden as an NFL player. It's a riveting story. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about California's new law giving student-athletes some rights when under the thumb of the NCAA. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Minnesota Viking Receiver Stefon Diggs and TheMaven’s decimation of a venerable sports media institution, Sports Illustrated. All that and more! Ryan O’Callaghan https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/08/28/ryan-ocallaghan-who-came-out-gay-recalls-robert-kraft-support/2119775001/ http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/my-life-on-the-line/ Zirin, The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Layoffs Are What Happen When We’re Ruled by Vampires https://www.thenation.com/article/sports-illustrated/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@g...

45 MINOCT 7
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Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

WNBA Finals Fever

This week we speak to WNBA aficionado Helen Welock about the WNBA finals between the Mystics and Suns. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about the cancellation of the FIFA Palestine Cup. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Felix Hernandez/the city of Seattle and NFL owners who are pushing to expand the regular season. All that and more! Helen Welock Twitter: @WomensHoopsBlog (https://twitter.com/WomensHoopsBlog?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.si.com/wnba/2019/09/27/wnba-finals-preview-breaking-down-mystics-sun-series Zirin, Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason https://www.thenation.com/article/fifa-palestine-cup/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

30 MINSEP 30
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WNBA Finals Fever

Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

This week we speak to one of the great basketball players of all time, Maya Moore, talking to us about her unprecedented decision to walk away from hoops to organize around the worst aspects of our criminal justice system. We have ‘Choice Words’ about Colin Kaepernick and the NFL quarterback crisis. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to legendary wide receiver Calvin Johnson and NCAA football coach Mike Leach, and more. Maya Moore Twitter: @MooreMaya (https://twitter.com/MooreMaya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/sports/maya-moore-wnba-quit.html Zirin, NFL Teams Are Desperate for Quarterbacks—but Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned https://www.thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-nfl-quarterbacks/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

46 MINSEP 23
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Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

Steubenville to Antonio Brown

This week we speak to filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman about her film Roll Red Roll, a documentary about the 2012 sexual assault by members of the football team in Steubenville, Ohio. We also have a long discussion with sports writer Charles Modiano about the Antonio Brown rape accusations and how the media is reporting on it. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Kenny Stills and Tim Tebow/Kobe Bryant, and more. Nancy Schwartzman Twitter: @fancynancynyc (https://twitter.com/fancynancynyc?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://rollredrollfilm.com/ Charles Modiano Twitter: @ChuckModi1 (https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1) https://www.nydailynews.com/chuck-modiano-staff.html Zirin, Rape Accusations Could Finish Antonio Brown https://www.thenation.com/article/antonio-brown-rape/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 4...

54 MINSEP 16
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Steubenville to Antonio Brown

Latest Episodes

Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

This week we talk with journalist Natalie Weiner from SB Nation about her recent longform piece on how gun violence has affected youth football around the country. Weiner’s piece is titled, “The Line of Fire: Gun violence, high school football and what coaches are doing to keep their players safe.” We have ‘Choice Words’ about the NFL’s circus of a Kaepernick tryout and the NFL’s attempt to bend Kaep to their will. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Carolina Panthers Safety Eric Reid for comments after Kaepernick’s workout, and WWE management for its anti-labor stance. All this and more on this week’s episode! Natalie Weiner Twitter: @natalieweiner (https://twitter.com/natalieweiner) https://www.sbnation.com/2019/11/13/20955539/gun-violence-statistics-prevention-facts-high-school-football-america Zirin, Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell’s Will https://www.thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-tryout/ — http://www.edgeofsportspo...

36 MIN1 w ago
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Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

This week we are honored to speak to gold medalist at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first-ever back-to-back gold medalist in the 100 meters, athlete and lifelong activist Wyomia Tyus. Tyus talks about her experiences in the Olympics and the fight for freedom. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Canadian hockey commentator and bigot Don Cherry. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Megan Rapinoe for an awesome speech, and the NFL, who are up to their shenanigans as it pertains to Colin Kaepernick. All this and more on this week’s episode! Wyomia Tyus http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/tigerbelle/ Zirin, The Firing of Don Cherry Marks the End of an Era https://www.thenation.com/article/don-cherry/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

51 MIN2 w ago
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Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

This week we speak to author Andrew Maraniss about his new book Games of Deception about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball team’s foray into the Hitler hosted Berlin Olympics. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the Nationals visit to the White House. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Mary Cain, the track athlete that came forward to speak in detail about her alleged abuse by a Nike coach, and Ryan Anderson and Kurt Suzuki, on the heels of their visit to the White House. All this and more on this week’s episode! Andrew Maraniss Twitter: @trublu24 (https://twitter.com/trublu24?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/564456/games-of-deception/ Zirin, The Nationals’ Discordant White House Celebration https://www.thenation.com/article/world-series-trump-white-house/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail....

43 MIN3 w ago
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The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

The Great Booing At Nationals Park

This week we speak to former Edge of Sports podcast producer Dan Bloom about his experience sitting in Nationals Park as the thousands rose up last Sunday to boo Donald Trump. A longtime Nationals fan, he also reflects on their historic World Series triumph. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the demise of Deadspin. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Sean Doolittle, the Washington National who has already turned down Trump, and Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys. All this and more on this week’s episode! Dan Bloom Twitter: @danbl00m (https://twitter.com/danbl00m?lang=en) https://theslot.jezebel.com/washington-nationals-fans-continue-their-hallowed-tradi-1839497434 Zirin, The Journalists of ‘Deadspin’ Refused to Bow Down https://www.thenation.com/article/deadspin/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

42 MINNOV 4
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The Great Booing At Nationals Park

What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

This week we speak to freelance author Rob Arthur about his theories about the Major League Baseball home run boom. Arthur turns science into home run theories. Fascinating subject. Also I have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards and and more. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Brandon Taubman of the Houston Astros. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Charles Barkley and Vice-President Mike Pence fans. We also have a special read. All this and more! Rob Arthur Twitter: @No_Little_Plans (https://twitter.com/No_Little_Plans?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/48260/moonshot-the-baseball-is-juiced-again/ Zirin, The Astros Fire Brandon Taubman, but the Real Problem Remains https://www.thenation.com/article/houston-astros-brandon-taubman/ — Subscribe to The Nation to support our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter...

44 MINOCT 28
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What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

NBA, China, and the Coming Season

This week we speak to The Athletic's National Basketball Association correspondent Michael Lee about all things NBA, China, and LeBron. We also preview the forthcoming season and I give my mighty predictions for the year. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the NBA’s Harrison Barnes and New York Yankee fans. We also have a Kaepernick Watch. All this and more! Michael Lee Twitter: @MrMichaelLee (https://twitter.com/mrmichaellee?lang=en) https://theathletic.com/author/michael-lee/ Zirin, LeBron James’s Politics Stop at the Water’s Edge https://www.thenation.com/article/lebron-james-china/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) — Subscribe to The Nation to support our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe

69 MINOCT 21
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NBA, China, and the Coming Season

Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

This week we talk to former NFL player Ryan O'Callaghan about his book My Life on the Line, and what it was like to keep his sexuality hidden as an NFL player. It's a riveting story. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about California's new law giving student-athletes some rights when under the thumb of the NCAA. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Minnesota Viking Receiver Stefon Diggs and TheMaven’s decimation of a venerable sports media institution, Sports Illustrated. All that and more! Ryan O’Callaghan https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2019/08/28/ryan-ocallaghan-who-came-out-gay-recalls-robert-kraft-support/2119775001/ http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/my-life-on-the-line/ Zirin, The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Layoffs Are What Happen When We’re Ruled by Vampires https://www.thenation.com/article/sports-illustrated/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@g...

45 MINOCT 7
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Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

WNBA Finals Fever

This week we speak to WNBA aficionado Helen Welock about the WNBA finals between the Mystics and Suns. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about the cancellation of the FIFA Palestine Cup. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Felix Hernandez/the city of Seattle and NFL owners who are pushing to expand the regular season. All that and more! Helen Welock Twitter: @WomensHoopsBlog (https://twitter.com/WomensHoopsBlog?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.si.com/wnba/2019/09/27/wnba-finals-preview-breaking-down-mystics-sun-series Zirin, Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason https://www.thenation.com/article/fifa-palestine-cup/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

30 MINSEP 30
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WNBA Finals Fever

Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

This week we speak to one of the great basketball players of all time, Maya Moore, talking to us about her unprecedented decision to walk away from hoops to organize around the worst aspects of our criminal justice system. We have ‘Choice Words’ about Colin Kaepernick and the NFL quarterback crisis. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to legendary wide receiver Calvin Johnson and NCAA football coach Mike Leach, and more. Maya Moore Twitter: @MooreMaya (https://twitter.com/MooreMaya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/sports/maya-moore-wnba-quit.html Zirin, NFL Teams Are Desperate for Quarterbacks—but Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned https://www.thenation.com/article/colin-kaepernick-nfl-quarterbacks/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

46 MINSEP 23
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Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

Steubenville to Antonio Brown

This week we speak to filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman about her film Roll Red Roll, a documentary about the 2012 sexual assault by members of the football team in Steubenville, Ohio. We also have a long discussion with sports writer Charles Modiano about the Antonio Brown rape accusations and how the media is reporting on it. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Kenny Stills and Tim Tebow/Kobe Bryant, and more. Nancy Schwartzman Twitter: @fancynancynyc (https://twitter.com/fancynancynyc?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) https://rollredrollfilm.com/ Charles Modiano Twitter: @ChuckModi1 (https://twitter.com/ChuckModi1) https://www.nydailynews.com/chuck-modiano-staff.html Zirin, Rape Accusations Could Finish Antonio Brown https://www.thenation.com/article/antonio-brown-rape/ — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 4...

54 MINSEP 16
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Steubenville to Antonio Brown
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