Sports and it’s role in today’s current environment

I have been watching all of the coverage of the past week, and something has come to my attention.  The unique role sports has played in bringing awareness to black lives matter and it’s mission.  Forget about political parties, forget about left vs right, none of that matters now, because the country, hell the entire world is hurting, and as a man that has seen rough times, as a man that has struggled to survive, I can see now that everything that I have gone through in my life pales in comparison to what black men and women have had to endure their entire lives. 

What I have noticed over the last week has been the role of sports figures and networks.  I love what players like Patrick Mahomes, Jarvis Landry, Miles Garrett, Odell Beckham Jr (sorry for the homerism here) Nate Burleson, as well as media like ESPN (yes I said it) who in the last 2 weeks has allowed their personalities to speak out against racial injustice and honestly interviewing everyone they can about how we can move forward.  H/T to Golic and Wingo… Dan Le Batard, Mike Greenberg,  and all of the print, TV, and Internet outlets that have approached this issue head-on.

Sports has a way of uniting all of us, no matter who our favorite teams are, who our loyalties are with, sports have a way of making us forget the realities of the world, it is an escape from our day-to day troubles and difficulties, no matter if you are Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, or whatever, sports has a way of making us all realize there is good in the world.  I urge you to look at sports figures to provide leadership in this environment, they have the largest platform, they have the ability to reach the most people…  The sports figures that we all look up to will provide you with the knowledge and the insight to the Black experience in America. 

That’s my advice…  It has helped me, and I have been enlightened and woke by the message they have tried to express…

for more insight and real talk on what the sports world can provide, join me and “The Rant Pack” Sunday’s at 7pm eastern time on Face Book Live….  The Sports Nerds…

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