Redspin Sports

Redspin Sports

Redspin Sports looks at the connections between the U.S. sports industry & the political, social & economic forces that sustain U.S. imperialism, both at home and abroad. We examine the history of activist athletes and this generation's reemergence of athlete activism, the history of American football through a critical class struggle lens, and the politics & labor dynamics that characterize the modern pro sports leagues. Highlighting the connections between billionaire team owners, the permanent war state, real estate gentrifiers and slum lords, private prisons, education privatization, police militarization & much more; all of which are critical to fully understanding the social and political forces that define our time. Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook with feedback, reactions, or even topic suggestions for future shows. Twitter & Instagram: @RedspinSports Nathaniel Wallace: @NateWallace9 (Twitter) Michael Sampson: @BrotherFlourish (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/RedspinSports/

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February 27, 2022 95 min
New Normies Podcast delves into the new social norms, pop-culture, politics, and humor of this new normal world we're living in.

We discuss Kyrie Irving's effect on NYC Mayor Eric Adams changing his tune regarding mandates, trucker convoys and the left's reaction, Turkish NBA player/CIA moonlighter, Enes Kanter "Freedom" being a psy op, Russia/Ukraine (pre-invasion) and more.

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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss money paid to fired coaches in college sports, MLB team owners’ drive for profit diminishing the quality of competition as they move to reinforce their power amid the league’s looming labor battle, and the gap between Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s performance and the media narratives surrou...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the 2015 film “Across The Line” and the individualist, bootstrap ideology that the film advances, the privilege that the film fails to examine and how it connects to the real-world issue of Aaron Rodgers’ misleading statements about his vaccination status, and the looming labor battle and potential strike...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the 1994 film “Blue Chips,” its whitewashing of college sports and the neoliberal themes in the film, its flipping the script on the power dynamic between athletes, their families, and the college athletic system, and the Chicago Blackhawks’ cover-up of the sexual assault of player Kyle Beach by the team’s v...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the indictment of 18 former NBA players in a health insurance fraud scheme, the broader systemic scam that is private health insurance, the damage that players’ bodies experience as a result of playing professional basketball, and the Fair Play movement that opposes the exploitation of Minor League Baseball ...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Justin Williams, co-host of Redspin Sports to discuss the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden and the fallout of the investigation into the Washington Football Team, what remains to be revealed in the thousands of emails that have not been released, the vindication of Colin Kaepernick’s criticism of the NFL’s culture around race, the over-the-to...
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Max Blumenthal and Garrett Ramirez of NYC Teachers for Choice join Redspin Sports host & Jersey City public school teacher, Nate Wallace, to discuss the effects of mass layoffs of workers in NYC and beyond, and the increasingly hysterical discourse in response to news that Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving will not be allowed to play this NBA season.

Regardless of your thoughts on mandates, it's important to honestly ass...
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Justin joins friend of the show, Miguel Garcia, on his Sports as a Weapon Podcast podcast to talk unionizing the MiLB and MLB Postseason, along with the duo behind the Tipping Pitches podcast.
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the failure of the FBI in investigating the abuse of Larry Nassar and the inaction of the US judicial system in prosecuting the agents responsible for these failures, sexual abuse of players at Ohio State University and the use of the threat of sexual abuse as a motivator for training by coaches, the endemic...
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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss Clinton Portis’ guilty plea for healthcare fraud and the broader context of race norming and the exploitative culture in the NFL, the NFL’s whitewashing of its record on race as it pays lip service to racial justice, and the economic exploitation of Black athletes in the NCAA despite recent changes.

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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the effects of US involvement in Afghanistan on athletes in the country, the context around Allen Iverson’s infamous “practice” interview, and the attitudes of fans and local sports media toward white and Black quarterbacks in Boston.

Recorded and aired on Friday, August 27th, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, It’s FRIDAY so it’s time for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report,” where we discuss sports, politics and struggle with Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the severe exploitation of the athletic labor of Minor League Baseball players by Major League Baseball, the sickening new lottery system that can further exploit the destitution of Minor League...
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Nate Wallace joins Bob Schlehuber of "Political Misfits" on Radio Sputnik for their weekly "Foul Play" segment.

Recorded and aired on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 in Washington, DC.

If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content...
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Nate, Mike, and Justin discuss the media discourse around the rookie QB's, the state of NIL at the 2 month mark, and a pay day loan scheme aimed at minor league baseball players.
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In this segment, of By Any Means Necessary It’s Friday so it’s time for another edition of our new weekly segment “The Red Spin Report,” where we discuss sports, politics and struggle with Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports podcast to discuss the Malice in the Palace documentary released on Netflix, the selective editing and misleading coverage from sports news coverage casting the players, rather than fans, as instigators, a...
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In this episode, Justin interviews Andrew Maraniss; author of “Singled Out: The true story of Glenn Burke”. You can find this and Andrew's other amazing books at https://www.parnassusbooks.net/
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We talking NIL madness, the on-going Olympic nightmare [from banning athletes to Japan locking-down], Dodgers distancing further from Trevor Bauer, England madness, and a thorough bashing of Mitch McConnell's NCAA athlete take.

If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of b...
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If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content on a consistent basis.
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In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Mike Sampson, co-host of the RedSpin Sports podcast and Miguel Garcia, host and creator of the Sports As A Weapon Podcast to discuss the US challenging Nigerian-born basketball players Nneka Ogwumike, Chiney Ogwumike and Elizabeth William requests to play for Nigeria in the Tokyo Olympics, the ways that sports team owners use their franchises to skirt paying taxes even as they make bi...
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July 2, 2021 109 min
This week Justin and friend of the show, Miguel Garcia, from the Sports as a Weapon podcast @SportsAsAWeapon are going to kick things off with the Trevor Bauer story and Justin is going to offer a counter-narrative surrounding the "most hated man in baseball", Angel Hernandez. Mike will be on at halftime after fighting the good fight and we'll dive right into the on-going NIL story, put SI on blast, and more!

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