NBC Sports Chicago is celebrating Black History Month with special episodes to discuss the impact of the black athlete in sports. Chicago Sun Times feature story writer Evan F. Moore sits down with former Blackhawk and analyst for NBCS Chicago Jamal Mayers to discuss being a black athlete in hockey and what he's doing to help grow hockey in non traditional hockey communities.
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(3:00) - Why was it important for Jamal to write about his life in his book
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(10:58) - Ray Emery's impact on hockey
(16:00) - Describes what the NHL and the Blackhawks are doing to grow the game
(21:37) - The Devante Smith-Pelly incident at the United Center
(36:10) - Reasons that hockey hasn't addressed social issues
(40:06) - Addressing ignorance in hockey
On this edition of Bulls Outsiders, we have a special debate episode between Matt Peck and See Red Fred.
0:30 - Introduction and rules
1:00 - Tale of the Tape
2:00 - Opening Statement: Why are you the true voice of the Bulls fan?
6:07 - Topic 1: Will the Bulls compete for an 8th seed next season?
9:10 - Topic 2: The most underrated Bulls player in the last 20 years was…
12:40 - Topic 3: Was Dwyane Wade’s tenure with the Bulls a success or failure?
19:55 - Topic 4: Which fan base is wilder—Hinrich fans or Rose fans?
22:50 - Topic 5: Would Thibdeau era Bulls have won a title if Rose never tore his ACL?
27:40 - Closing Statement: Say something nice about your opponent
32:00 - Voting results… Fred is the winner
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:
JJ Stankevitz, Paul Aspan and Cam Ellis dive into Robbie Gould's trade request (0:20) and look at how realistic it is for the Bears to trade for him at some point. Plus, the guys reveal their mock drafts for who they think the Bears will take with their picks this year (12:15), with a few surprises in there.
You can listen to the entire thing right here, or in the embedded player below: