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Let's Talk About Sports Podcast Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2, Episode 1. Special guest Scotty Gange joins the podcast to discuss the following topics:


· Vic Fangio pulls back on his stance that racism is not in the NFL

o In a statement on June 2nd, Fangio said, “I think our problems in the NFL along those lines are minimal. We're a league of meritocracy. You earn what you get, you get what you earn. I don't see racism at all in the NFL, I don't see discrimination in the NFL. We all live together, joined as one, for one common goal, and we all intermingle and mix tremendously. If society reflected an NFL team, we'd all be great."

o According to ESPN, Fangio later pulled back on his stance by correcting himself and saying that his statement was ignorant and just because he hadn’t experience racism firsthand doesn’t mean it isn’t prevalent in the NFL

o 3 mins

· JJ Watt responds to fan on Twitter saying he will be kneeling for the national anthem

o "If you still think it's about disrespecting the flag or our military, you clearly haven't been listening," Watt tweeted on Saturday according to ESPN.

o 2 mins

· Lamar Jackson admits the Ravens were “caught by surprise” in playoff loss to the Titans

o He admitted he and his team underestimated the Tennessee Titans ahead of their 28-12 divisional round loss as the favorites to win the AFC and appear in the Super Bowl

o 2 mins

· Jamal Adams requests a trade

o According to ESPN, the Jets safety decided to demand a trade after unresolved contract dispute

o His top seven landing spots are the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks

o 4 mins

NCAA Football

· According to ESPN, former Clemson players DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson are petitioning the university to remove the name of John C. Calhoun from the school's honors college, with Hopkins noting that the slave owner's influence is the reason he does not mention the university's name when he's introduced before NFL games

o 4 mins

· Colorado State player held at gunpoint by man thinking he was a member of Antifa

o A Colorado State football player working for a roofing company in Loveland was ordered to the ground and held at gunpoint on Thursday by a man who mistook the player and another employee as being members of the activist group known as Antifa.

o According to a report from, Scott Gudmundsen initially called police to report two men wearing face masks going door-to-door in his neighborhood. The 65-year-old told police he was going to confront the two men, and when police arrived they found him wearing fatigues and armed with two pistols, holding both men on the ground at gunpoint.

o Gudmundsen was arrested and booked on felony charges of menacing and false imprisonment, according to Larimer County jail records

o 4 mins

· Iowa parts with football strength coach Chris Doyle amid claims of biased behavior based on race

o 3 mins

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