#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 13 – Cleats, Crimes, and Life

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field for the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

 


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith (Photo: New Orleans Saints)



Why road rage crimes resulting in Will Smith’s death could happen to anyone

Exavier  discusses the alarming statistics of aggressive driving, road rage, and how the circumstances surrounding the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is a common human experience that could happen to anyone.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Hall of Fame NBA player and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley joined CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield to discuss sports and politics, including thoughts on NBA moving the 2017 NBA All Star Game due to North Carolina’s new law banning Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ anit-discrimination ordaninance. (Photo: Screenshot CNN)

Why North Carolina is getting a Crying Jordan meme if it loses 2017 NBA All Star Game

Exavier is joined by Omnisports assistant edior Travis Durkee on the mood in the city of Charlotte afterthe region’s almost wins in championship games and possibly losing the 2017 NBA All Star Game for the state banning the city’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination ordinance.


 

 

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NFL Senior Vice President of Health Safety and Policy Jeff Miller is questioned before Congress March 14, 2016. (Photo: Screenshot)

NFL admission on connection between NFL and CTE’s impact on youth sports

Exavier talks to New York Times sports business reporter Ken Belson, who wrote an article comparing NFL’s admission of connection of CTE and football to big tobacco in the 80s. That article was criticized by the NFL and they asked for a retraction by the New York Times. This exclusive interview happened right after the article was printed.


 

 

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San Francisco Giants World Series MVP winning pitcher Madison Baumgarner is a noted smokeless tobacco user. Recent local bans in MLB parks are creating a quandary with the current MLB collective bargaining agreement with the league and its players union. (Photo: Fox Sports)

Why smokeless tobacco ban threatens MLB’s longstanding labor peace

Exavier discusses with Associate Professor for Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and Legal Analyst for FanGraphs Nathaniel Grow the problems facing Major League Baseball and MLB Player’s Association with smokeless tobacco bans across the country, how the current class action against MLB by minor league players could impact smaller market teams competing, and the MLB settling a gender discrimination lawsuit.


 

 

Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports ads seemed to be peppered everywhere (seen here at Boston’s South Station) until states begin weighing in on weither the activity is legal or not. (Phot0: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Fantasy Football regulatory activity heats up in various states across the country

Exavier speaks with sports betting writer for Legal Sports Report Dustin Gouker on the flurry of activity picking up the last two weeks in New York, Illinois, Maryland, and Tennessee over the legality of not only daily fantasy sports, but fantasy sports as a whole.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS 

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#BlackLivesMatter protestor Ashley Williams confronted Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton  during a February 26, 2016 fundraiser in South Carolina based on previous statements Clinton made on race and criminal justice. Renewed spotlight on those statements and her husband Bill Clinton signing into effect the 1994 Crime Bill have sparked intense discussion on the impact of the bill. (Photo: Screenshot)

“The Illmatic 1994 Crime Bill”

#BestDressedManInRadio gives a compelling closing argument on how the year of 1994 shaped the politics, sports, music, his life, and urban society.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist is dedicated to the dearly departed legendary member of A Tribe Called Quest Phife Dawg. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
A Tribe Called Quest – We Can Get Down
Phife – Melody Adonis
A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
A Tribe Called Quest – The Hop
Phife – Beats, Rhymes, and Phife
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight
A Tribe Called Quest – FInd A Way
A Tribe Called Quest (feauring Leaders of the New School) – Scenario (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go
Public Enemy – Shut Em Down (Remix)
Nas – NY State of Mind
Nas – Memory Lane
Nas – Halftime
Nas – One Love
Nas – Represent
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell
Nas – The World Is Yours
Nas – Life’s a B*+c#
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed to digital pieces for CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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