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And, you know, um, I want to talk about just sports for a second before I get into the meat of the story I'm covering today.
And one thing I've always said, a boat sports whether it's football, baseball, hockey, soccer, whatever, you know, whatever sport that year into, uh, it's one of those things, man, that four bring people together.
We've seen people of all colors.
We've seen people of all religions, backgrounds, Um, you know, working class money.
Sports doesn't differentiate.
We all sit and cheer as fans.
There was a report that came out ah, little while ago that fans feel the same adrenaline as a player dies when they're watching the game, which I thought was, you know, a pretty cool stock because I know that I can feel pumped up.
And that's why when we start seeing the injustices of the world, I had the privilege of being assigned.
Um, the armored Aubrey story when it happened in the Players Coalition, came out and is honored as I was to be chosen to cover that story and give my perspective of my thoughts on the whole thing.
It was also, admittedly, a little bit nerve wrecking because you wanted to be sensitive to the subject you wanted to give the subject to deserve.
Get your point across, understand different viewpoints while still covering the sport aspect, cause that's what we do here at SportsCastr We.
We cover sports and I stay like sports is entertainment, and my job in the sports media is to try to be a distraction and possibly entertain you.
And I fully intend, because it's my job in my passion to continue trying to be that distraction as we go forward.
But it can't completely distract you by what's happening right now, not just in the United States but across the world, with systemic racism and police brutality and everything else.
And I'm going to admit to you, you know, and you know, kudos to my boy Tyson over a master at work who has been just highlight.
He's just let sports go altogether, and he's just been been covering all of this over and over and over again.
And him and I have been been, you know, messaging each other back and forth, and I was sort of, you know, describing my disappointment in the Patriots.
I thought they were late putting out a statement.
I thought they should have been earlier.
And then he reminded me of you know what Robert Kraft did for me? Mills and that craft did put out the statement and, you know, and I mean, I talked without you.
You know, they drafted a kicker with the 3% tattoo on his elbow, and I know that.
He said, like he didn't realize what it was at the time, and he's gonna cover it up and get a removed, But you can't ignore that kind of stuff.
And then when I was kind of going through, you know, all the article that today and what happened happening right now.
My whole freaking camera just felt well, that's the beauty of live.
But when you look at everything that's going on right now in all the, you know, the protests and all that kind of stuff, it, uh, it got me thinking like, you know what? Her foot.
We know this is where sports can bring us together.
And then when I read the story that Bill ballot shack.
You basically put football on hold to allow the players to discuss everything in had open conversations and a lot of the players coming out saying that they needed his leadership right now and you know, and biotech sort of has that reputation of being a guy who, being a guy who you know, football's always first and we dont hear him commenting on a lot of things.
And I know the whole, you know, ballot tax, a Trump supporter and crafts trump supporter and and all that kind of stuff.
But I was really proud to hear that ballot checked. It said.
You know what is important is football is, especially during a football is important to football teams like the Patriots, especially during this whole covert crisis when there, you know there's stock doing virtual offseason and all that kind of thing.
But I was proud to see that these real world injustices in events and movements got put on hold in balletic show that that leadership and compassion is a human being.
To understand that there's there's bigger issues going on in this world right now, Um, and again, I think that it's important for the sports teams, the owners to coaches, players to speak out about this kind of stuff, even if some people don't want to hear it.
I think it's important that they speak out, and when we you know, we go through this whole sort of event together and we go through this movement together as a society, if sports can bring us together.
If sports can get us through things when you think about 9 11 when you think about the Boston Marathon, you think about how sports was a connection for us all. To hell.
As a society, it's important in these moments that they're not there for us to hell.
But they're there to use that platform and spread that message.
So I'm not here to the pump, ballot tax tires or, say, the Patriots of the greatest organization have they made mistakes? Absolutely.
They made mistakes that I think that Kraft took too long to release a statement.
I thought he should have came out a couple days earlier, but that doesn't mean that we can't look at the impact of what not just the Patriots but other sports teams and and that kind of thing you're doing, you know, it's really difficult as a, you know, I cover sports is very difficult to try to relate serious issues back to this, and I give kudos to video makers to journalists amount who are still doing their jobs but taking the time to keep addressing this kind of stuff.
You know, my Twitter subscribers have just been dropping off the face of the Earth, and I've been told to stick to sports.
Is much of sports bring us together in the most of serious situations? This is so much bigger right now than football.
It's so much bigger than everything.
And I think that we're starting to see organizations like the Patriots who understand how important these issues are, how important open dialogue and conversation aren't this time learning.
You know, what does the African American community go through? What side of injustices do do they have to endure? I know, as a white male, I've never been pulled over for no reason.
I I've you know, it's never happened to me.
It's I would try to say it in the way of I understand the principles of oppression, but I don't truly understand oppression because I've never been oppressed.
But the only way that we can get better insight is to listen in here the stories in and here, the messaging that needs to be made.
And I'm happy to see league starting to in team, starting to open up, been embraces.
Conversation We're at a critical point right now is a society where we can we can grow and finally start, start put in an end or stop.
Or, you know, we could start addressing systemic racism.
And yes, if I says regular people who need to keep speaking and learning and expressing and are support for for the black community or whoever is is being oppressed.
But at the same time, it's important that organizations like the Patriots in other teams and other sports leagues and and whoever Teoh a use their platform be allow their players to express themselves and give their opinions and share their stories so that everybody can understand and grow.
And I think that the NFL has now seen the importance of peaceful protest and I think a lot of us are starting to realize that calling Kaepernick's message was never about the flag, and I say us.
I know there's some of you like me that always understood the messages.
But there was people that wasn't And we're just us a society.
One weak link breaks the whole chain.
And I think that as we move forward, we need to understand these kind of movements.
Keep your voice is heard and keep it going.
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