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The Original Take the Field Podcast
50 minutes | 10 months ago
Take the Field, Episode 21, "Person, woman, man, camera, B******l"
With the WNBA, NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all back in live action, the TTF Big Three spends some quality time unpacking the important question: "What the hell are we actually watching?"
49 minutes | 10 months ago
Take the Field, Episode 20, "Hope, Despair, and Ian Desmond"
The fellas are back with an episode that focuses on the difficulties of the current moment. From gauging the support for science, racial justice, and the continued gaslighting of a nation by The Orange Scourge, this the clearly the most serious episode to date.
61 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 19, "Bubba Wallace, Bubba Watson, NCAA Labor, and Callbacks"
The TTF Big Three are back in full swing, and they cover a lot of ground. NCAA labor issues, the NBA's new "Coalition," Bubba Wallace, voter suppression, and so much more. Don't forget to follow the guys on Twitter at: @TakeTheFieldPod, @Tettle10, and @KyleBelanger1 (#TwitterlessSronce)
36 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 18, "Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir on Dribbling Down Barriers, and life without hoop"
She rewrote FIBA's rules that disallowed Muslim women to wear hijab in competition. She broke Hall-of-Famer Rebecca Lobo's all-time scoring record in Massachusetts high school hoop history. She's the first NCAA Division I player to wear hijab during a game. She hit a jump shot over President Barack Obama at the White House. She is Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and she was kind enough to join the guys for a chat about what it means to be an athlete-activist in the 21st century. Check out her organization Dribbling Down Barriers (DribbleDownBarriers.com) and be sure to stream her documentary "Life Without Basketball" on Amazon or YouTube.
64 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 17, "Drew Brees, Martellus Bennett, and the sliding scale of activism"
WIth the movement and the moment so obviously upon us, the TTF Big Three do their best to unpack the anti-racist activism of the past two weeks.
33 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 16, "Kris Rhim (Liberty, Justice, and Ball) Takes the Field"
For this week's episode, Kyle chats with Kris Rhim, of Liberty, Justice, and Ball, about athlete activism in the 21st century. What makes 2020 different than 1992? Why is Kris's generation so much more willing to expect its athletes to take a political stand? What does it mean for the future of sports and a fractured nation? We dig into it all. And be sure to subscribe to the Liberty, Justice, and Ball podcast, wherever you get your podcasts.
59 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 15, "Murder in Minneapolis, and The Politics of the Return of Sports"
The Minneapolis murder of George Floyd takes center court for the TTF Big Three, before the crew transitions into talk about the re-opening of the major North American pro-sports leagues. Oh ... and Tettleton mentions Dallas sports figures. A lot.
63 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 14, "The Last Dance After Party"
The TTF Big Three gave episodes 9 and 10 an extra day to breath, and they are ready to put the finishing touches on their read of "The Last Dance." Be sure to pack a snack. You'll need it!
68 minutes | a year ago
Take the Field, Episode 13, "I've Got Some Beef With Your Mom"
The TTF Three digs in on the Jordan Doctrine, Gary Payton, the labor issues surrounding MJ's baseball career, and more. Oh, and don't miss the final 10 minutes, when the fellas read and react to some important listener feedback. Follow us on Twitter @TakeTheFieldPod
66 minutes | a year ago
Take the Field, Episode 12, "Republicans Like Podcasts, Too"
The Take the Field crew begins with a tribute to their late friend, Dennis Gildea, then dive headfirst into the two most complex episodes of "The Last Dance." From "Republicans buy sneakers, too," to the gambling habits of Jordan, Kobe Bryant, there are so many more elements to unpack.
52 minutes | a year ago
Take The Field, Episode 11, "Michael Jordan's Last Dance: Dennis Rodman, and the Detroit Bad Boys"
So much Rodman. So little Craig Hodges. Episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance" gave the TTF dudes so much to chat about. From the Detroit Pistons hate, to Carmen Electra, and Madonna, Joel, Matt, and Kyle dig deep in their own TTF way.
51 minutes | a year ago
Take the Field, Episode 10, "Michael Jordan's Last Dance, and Scottie Pippen on Oprah"
The TTF crew is back at full strength, and does a deep dive into the first two episodes of "The Last Dance." Of course, it goes to the places only the TTF dudes can take it. There's a Dirk reference by Tettleton, great hair from Joel, and whatever-it-is that Kyle brings to the table.
40 minutes | a year ago
Take the Field, Episode 8, "Angie Abdou Takes the Field"
Novelist Angie Abdou (@angie_abdou) joins Matt (@tettle10) to talk about writing about sports. We discuss her books The Bone Cage and Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom and her newest project, This One Wild Life, which is forthcoming from ECW Press.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 8, "Duty"
The Take the Field Three dig deep attempt to untangle sports fanhood in the current historical moment. Is it possible to reconcile your sports fanhood with a team, player, or league, flies in the face of your own social, political, and moral compass. Bedoya, the NFL, and the NCAA are used as primary examples. Oh ... and Tettleton says "doodie." And everyone laughs.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 7, "Democratic Debate 2: March Madness style"
In anticipation of the second Democratic Debate, the TTF prepare the way every self-respecting sports nerd prepares: By making and arguing about a March Madness-style bracket. Oh, and check out Joel on MySpace.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 6, "You're welcome for this content"
Joel is back from his "lower body injury" just in time to dig deep on the USWNT victory tour, to recap the World Cup finals, to talk about his impending free-agency. The fellas also go into Wimbledon, the home run derby, and the evolving Democratic presidential field.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 5, "Chorizo"
It's high time we talked World Cup, NBA Free Agency, Democratic primary season, and more. #Chorizo
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 4, "Special K Takes the Field"
One of the world's foremost experts in fan theory, Kasey Symons, brings her flow to the podcast. She's literally the only one we know who can actually make Matt Tettleton shut up for a minute, so that's a great side benefit to an already otherwise-dope interview. #TwitterlessSronce is day to day with a lower-body injury.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Take The Field, Episode 3, "Jim Boeheim is 'Golf Guy'?"
The Tar Heels lose, Major League Baseball sets up shop, the Special Olympics is under attack, and the 2020 presidential field begins to put the sports world in its sights. All this and more. Peep and share, if you will.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Take the Field, Episode 2, "Mueller Madness"
In Episode 2, the guys dudes give initial thought to the Mueller Report's completion, and go deep on March Madness, the USWNT, and the growing significance over a controversy in Australia.
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