Once upon a time, for at least a short while, Americans banded together in the wake of 9/11 and actually, for a time, seemed willing to drop political and social differences to help one another. Could that happen again i the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, or could that be the biggest pipe dream in our history?
South Florida sportstalk radio legends on COVID-19, the future of sports in the US, and stories no one has ever heard before.
South Florida radio legends Ed Berliner, Dave LaMont, Stu Opperman and Larry Blustein gather for this edition of "The Man in the Arena "Talking Heads" to discuss the sports fallout from COVID-19, why some fans may never return, and the chance none will return to certain sports in 2020.
America stands at a crossroads with regard to the coronavirus and is need of asking and answering just one question: Who do you Trust? From tests that still aren't available to so-called "magic drugs" that are anything but, the lie about this being a "Chinese virus" and the failure to properly prepare at the highest levels. As cities and regions go into lockdown, we need unbiased answers from the experts.
In this special edition of "The Man in the Arena", Emmy Award winning broadcaster Ed Berliner welcomes former NYS Athletic Commissioner, current author on boxing history, and host on SiriusXM Randy Gordon to the mic where they lace up their gloves and reveal little known facts about how boxing has impacted America.
Nothing in the history of worldwide organized sport touched every organization, every team, every player as the coronavirus COVID19 did. Leagues were left scrambling on how to react, and many of them failed miserably. Sports marketing expert Joe Favorito takes an in-depth and exclusive look at the major American sports leagues, how they handled the crisis, how many seemingly mishandled the crisis, and where they go from here.
Even before he took office as President, Donald Trump launched full scale assaults against the CIA and FBI. His anger was directed at what he called the phony news about Russian interference in the 2016 election, which has long been proven to be real beyond the shadow of any doubt, and thanks to the tireless work of agents in these American intelligence agencies. However, the damage has been done, and the President continues his verbal assault.
Simply known as "the N word", white people can't understand why they shouldn't be allowed to use it, and a section of black people can't, or won't seem to understand the damage they do in making it part of their daily lexicon. Dr. Neal Lester has been teaching and speaking about the word for decades, educating people of every race about the history and the damage of this word.
NFL players are being told the new contract on the table is the best deal anyone could ever hope for, and a lot of them are buying it. Meantime, MLB fans are being told by Commissioner Rob Manfred and his minions that cheating is being addressed, and they weren't aware how deep it went. One word: rubbish.
Donald Jensen is a Russian expert at the Center for European Policy Analysis, and perhaps no one knows the politics better. In this powerful edition of "The Man in the Arena", questions are answered honestly, people will be angry at the truth, and Vladimir Putin will have spent one more day solidifying his power over a weak America.
A recent study showed that the majority of millenials and quite a few people of all ages have no idea what the Holocaust was, some don't even know what "Auschwitz" was. In failing to teach a younger generation to keep alive stories of the atrocities inflicted on generations by the Nazis, are we thus ensuring that such murderous intent will indeed come to life once again?