#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 17 – THE Colin Kaepernick Show

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, 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 about 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!

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Thurgood Marshall lead the charge for Brown v. Board of Education. But it would not be the end of the inquiry. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem matters in the courts

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful explanation of how Brown vs. Education and the setbacks that followed led to San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem.



Colin Kaepernick chose to walk the path alone of protest. He is now being joined by others. (Photo: Jake Roth/USA Today)

What it meant to break the Colin Kaepernick story

Exavier  is joined by NFL Network reporter/analyst Steve Wyche who broke the Colin Kaepernick story by being the only member of the media to look into why Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem. Wyche explains what it means why Colin Kaepernick is uniquely qualified to take the position he did.


Colin Kaepernick appeared on the cover of GQ in 2013, when he was a marketing cash cow. (Photo: Ben Watts/GQ)

What the rise, fall, and rebirth of Colin Kaepernick says about of black excellence 

Exavier is joined by former ESPN the Magazine sports business analyst and senior editor Keith Reed for a candid discussion on Reed’s journey from leaving media for politics and how a common journey of the pursuit of excellence for black men relates to the career of Colin Kaepernick now and in the future.


Louisiana resident Shane White purchased a Colin Kaepernick jersey and then filmed himself burning  it. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Shane White)

Why certain fans and media members overcorrected on Colin Kaepernick

Exavier discusses with sports culture writer Evan F. Moore his article for the Rolling Stones the divisive nature of certain fans and media reaction to Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.

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Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is inspected the Hall of Fame game was cancelled due to unsafe field conditions caused by the painted logo at midfield, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Why fans are suing the National Football League over cancelling the Hall of Fame Game

Exavier is joined by attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing fans suing the NFL over cancellation of the its Hall of Fame Game. Avenatti’s firm explains why his previous victory against the NFL makes him uniquely qualified to win again.



The motion picture Cry Freedom was released the same week San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was born. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

I think you’re alone now, but maybe not, and the first week of November, 1987

Exavier delivers a closing argument for the ages on why the first week of November 1987 set the tone for the Colin Kaepernick protest.

 #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:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Nas – Get Down
O.C. – War Games
Group HomeThe Realness
Kendrick LamarAlright
Mos Def feat. Talib KweliKnow That
Jay-ZA Million and One Questions
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
Lil Uzi VertI Do What I Want
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo 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  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. 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 digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, 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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