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Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule
"United States Olympic and Paralympic committee athletes council in partnership with legendary sprinter John Carlos has called on the international Olympic committee to abolish the anti protest rule the man was formally presented to the IOC for the first time in a letter today it made by U. S. Olympians on a Thursday conference call with the IOC athletes commission the issue is most famously highlighted by Carlos and Tommie Smith raising gloved fist during a medal ceremony in nineteen sixty eight and were expelled from the
Tokyo Olympics: IOC details athlete rules on political protests
"The International Olympic Committee has published new rules banning athletes from taking a political stand and in the field of play. Joe Ramsey explains no taking a knee. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespected medal ceremonies. The International Olympic Committee says athletes are prohibited prohibited by the Olympic charter from taking a political stand in the field of play like the raised fist by American sprinters. Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the nineteen sixty eight Mexico City Games. They can still express if political opinions and official media settings or on social media accounts the new guidelines come after two American athletes were reprimanded by the US Olympic Committee after protests on the podium at the Pan American in games last August in Peru the IOC says sport is neutral and must be separate from political religious or any type of
International Olympic Committee bans political statements by athletes at games
"The Olympics is banning political statements by athletes at this summer's Tokyo games no taking in me no hand gestures with political meaning no disrespect at medal ceremonies the international Olympic committee says athletes are prohibited by the Olympic charter from taking a political stand in the field of play like a raised fist by Americans printers Tommie Smith and John Carlos of the nineteen sixty eight Mexico City games they can still express political opinions and official media settings or on social media accounts the new guidelines come after two American athletes were reprimanded by the U. S. Olympic committee after protest on the podium at the Pan American Games last August in Peru the I. O. C. so sport is neutral and must be separate from political religious or any type of interference I'm Joe
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"On april. Third nineteen thirty eight just three weeks after the annexation of Austria Nazi officials arrived at Vienna's Prater stadium. They were there to watch a soccer match. It was an exhibition between the national teams from Germany and Austria, the idea was that the two sides would play a friendly game before coming together to form a single team for the nineteen thirty eight World Cup only games. Martin Kessler picks up the story. If you Google the name Mataya Sindelar, you'll find quite the tail pretty much the first five hits you'll get talk about his defiance against the nowadays. Often stories that come from again, really reputable sources that's author. Kevin simpson. He's read a lot of those articles about sins. Lar- one of the Austrian strikers who took the field for that April third match against the Germans the game was supposed to be a competitive draw to make everyone happy. In other words, it was supposed to end in it. But in the second half with the score zero zero Sindelar scored a teammate followed with another goal to make it to nil in that the story is go is when Matisse Tyndall are made his way to the center of the pitch and staged his act of defiance danced a jig essentially in front of the the not elite who were gathered there for this match some accounts even specify that Sindelar had a grin on his face as he danced before the box of Nazi officials a few months later Sindelar declared he would not play for the unified German team. Instead, he was retiring from soccer less than a year later. He was found dead. The stories will tell you that perhaps the Gestapo killed him or that maybe he killed himself. Unable to go on living in Vienna. Ruled by the Nazis just days after Cindy, LARs body was found Alfred poll gar and Austrian-born theater. Critic wrote the good Sindelar followed the city whose child and pride. He was too. It's Jeff me. It was so inextricably entwined with it that he had to die. When it did all the evidence points to suicide prompted by loyalty to his homeland for to live and play football in the downtrodden, broken tormented city meant to seeming Vienna with a repulsive specter of itself, but how can one play football like that and live when life without football. Is nothing certainly a beautiful sentiment. But we realize it just as a match what we know. Kevin Simpson doesn't believe that Sindelar was murdered or that he took his own life. And that's not the only part of the popular Mataya Sindelar story that's been called into question. If you look closer to host story, we have to say the most of its wasn't really true, that's Austrian researcher Gheorghe Batala, he believes Mataya sins alarm never was nor intended to be a Nazi protester. So who is he really? And if he wasn't a hero. Why is he been held up as one? Could you sort of just take me through what's happening in Austria throughout the thirties? Chaos, quite frankly, even more so than in Germany. After World War One. Vienna. Was governed by the social Democrats, but in the nineteen thirties fascism spread even in the years between nineteen thirty three and nine hundred thirty eight in Austria. There was also kind of Austrian fascism before the Nazis to over ninety thirty eight still Kevin Simpson says there were places throughout Vienna. That were largely free of fashions. The coffee house is a gathering place almost like the salons used to be in Paris during the twenties the intellectuals would gather there, the artists would as well, and they would have been very much aligned against the Nazi movement. In politics, wasn't the only topic of conversation, you'd have this wonderful interplay of of culture, and ideas, and it didn't take long to bring football into that discussion. The Austrian team was one of the best teams in central Europe..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"The only one who's noticed that the new balance headquarters is located right next door to the Celtics new practice this year. You are absolutely not the only person. I'm sure Rich Paul his agent is also notice that. The LA Lakers and LeBron James lost their first three games of the season, which isn't great. But it's better than what's happening with ticket sales in Cleveland, right? Oh god. It's it while you knew this was coming. You know, Cleveland is, you know, this is a franchise that outside Bron James has virtually no history whatsoever. To tickets are going very, very chiefly two dollars two dollars. Well, of course, they were playing the nets too. So I mean, I think you might have been able to use the scalp for two to fifty. In August, ESPN labeled the Maryland football culture as quote toxic this week after a two month investigation. An eight person commission says quote, the Maryland football team did not have a toxic culture. But it did have a culture where problems festered because too many players feared speaking out. And I'm really confused because when you use a word like festered, I'm really thinking toxic. Yeah. I mean, this is kind of odd actually does the difference. Like if you drink poison, then you've done something toxic. But if you get a wound, and you don't like take care of it with antiseptic, and it festers, I guess, technically. That's not toxic. Well, here are some of the things that the commission decided were not toxic a coach who used homophobic slurs through food weights and only on one occasion, a trash can filled with vomit at players, and let's not forget nineteen year old defensive lineman. Jordan McNair died of heatstroke in may where does this story go from here. I don't know. But I think somebody else ought to investigate the program because if this is what was defined as not being I don't even want to know what actually would be and finally Charlie we would be remiss if we didn't at least mention the World Series between the Red Sox and the dodgers. And so I have chosen the most important topic for discussion, as you know, the nation will be lining up on November first for free tacos. But not Red Sox utility player. Brock holt. Please explain Yuki bent, stole a base and that ensured free tacos at all tackle bell locations and Brockhall tweeted out that he won't be getting a free taco quote. I'm going to stay away from the Taco Bell. You end up on the toilet all night. This is not the brand that Taco Bell was seeking and Brock Holt, his fence apologize. These are again, this is we we are collecting a list now of things Connie Mack didn't have to worry about it. Salting fast food chains right at the top of the list. You can find the sports writing of Charlie peers in Sports Illustrated, any joins us each week here on only a game. Thanks, charlie. Thank you. Karen?.
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"But now, I'm here with Charley Pierce for the week's news. Hi, charlie. Hi, Karen on Wednesday three people were found guilty of wire fraud and the college basketball corruption trial. I was surprised that prosecutors were able to convince a jury that universities were victimized by a plot to bring them better basketball players you I was shocked by that to actually carry and I'm dying to see the appeals on this. Because the the whole theory of the case is absurd, and it has been absurd ever since we first heard about it. But now these guys are facing serious time. And some ambitious US attorney's going to get promoted and nothing about the sport itself will change. Now that the trial is over the NC double A could decide on the basis of court testimony and the information that prosecutors weren't even allowed to enter into evidence that the three victims schools should be subject to further. Double sanctions does that seem likely to you think they'll take every advantage? They can out of this because it just deflected all the attention away from the notion that the NCW was about to fall apart, basically due to common sense. And that's what this trial trials been about from day. One Charlie as you may know, I was once a WB you are in turn an grade. Intern little did I know that if I had just gone up the street, I could have earned one million dollars. Yeah. This is this is the now new free marketplace. If you happen to be a talented eighteen seventeen or eighteen year old basketball player. Darius Baizley was going to go to Syracuse. He's the number thirteen prospect in the country, if you believe ESPN's rankings he de committed from Syracuse, which sort of makes it sound like a battleship that's going to be taken apart and he was going to play in the league. And then he got a three month job with new balance. Wand up making a million dollars as a quote unquote, new balance, intern Bazeley agents says his client will stay in basketball shape by looking for competitive pickup games. Am I.
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"The real trouble was only just getting started the polish light ethics association has employer was still essentially controlled by the Soviet government. Both Semenya system guests, the beckon Poland, thanks to that arm. This started disqualifying me from different events, they would take my possible away. Sometimes make me stay home, the even took my stipend money away. But basically, I was jobless this did wanted me to train and be in top form. But at the same time, I wasn't that now to compete. Agent at wasn't getting any money at all. Later on. I was just so sick of it all that. I wrote them an official letter saying I was resigning from ever representing Poland bell. In nineteen ninety-five causa cabbage packed his car and drive to Hanover. West Germany, never to return to the People's Republic of Poland. Again, he competed as a member of the Hanover sports club. And then in one thousand nine hundred sixty became a German citizen and started representing Germany west Germany was officially considered a hostile state to communist ruled Poland. And 'cause like each emigration was regarded as treason, the home he owned in Poland was taken away, and the polish communist authorities tried to use their leverage to stop him from taking part in competitions all over the world, his exile ended and nine thousand nine hundred nine when Ponant finally shook off Soviet domination because it still lives in Germany, but he often visits Poland where his protest at the nine thousand nine hundred Olympics made him a national hero volume says it then guests Nipah move speaking. Honestly, this gesture really helped me a lot in life. It even showed me that I should move away. I know what I did give other people a lot of happiness showing. And I'm proud I showed them let them see that you can resist in your own way. But it wasn't he ROY? And I still don't think of myself as a hero and the obscene gesture because I gave each performed in that Moscow stadium in nineteen eighty the Italian salute the broad honor, the Burien slap all the arm went on to be nicknamed because his gesture and Poland, and that's the only term people use for it. That was Adams you off ski and Nissan reisner from the podcast stories from the eastern west that piece was written produced and scored by Vojtech elect check check out their podcast for a bonus story exploring how athletes from the Soviet block really got paid or didn't. We'll have a link at only game dot org..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"From the eastern west here are needs on reisner and Adams UAW ski. Let's turn back the clock and go back to Moscow nine thousand nine hundred. A little bit of background. I this story is about Poland. And Poland was never a part of the Soviet Union per se, but was well within the area of Soviet influence and control at the beginning of the nineteen eighty s Poland's economy was in decline the country couldn't pay its foreign debts and its relationship with the USSR was straight. And would only get worse. Meanwhile, the nineteen eighty summer Olympics with to take place in Moscow, but more than fifty countries had boycotted the games, including the US, Canada, China, and Japan, what was supposed to be a showcase for the Soviet bloc turned into a sombre grotesque spectacle athletes would take part in the previous summer games in Montreal couldn't help compare them the world, but being no Olympia the laundry on was such a beautiful event here. I couldn't believe the Olympics could be such a night. But as you said, soc, Mozambique, the customer NATO that was whether swift causa Kivy, the legendary polish polka Volta dominated the event between nine. Nine hundred seventy four nine thousand nine hundred to see who feels guilty. We arrived at the village, I looked around and. It was surrounded by barbed-wire. It wasn't like that in Montreal thought some times changed terrorism and things like that security standouts were much higher all over the world. Because a kitty says an armed soldier even stopped him from visiting a friend staying in the building next tool views in peace gay miscount spirit of amount zone years Olympic village is for athletes. What were soldiers who were the defending us from seeing Scott at an airport, and they kept checking everybody all the time. So the overall atmosphere the Moscow Olympics was pretty stressful and for each there was a lot at stake. He'd broken his foot at the Montreal games and failed to medal even though he'd won many major events over the previous for years. The fans at home were eager for him to bring back some Olympic hardware, but the Soviets weren't going to make it easy. The after this is almost an credit. You stressed out? We knew that they were obviously cheating that they were doing everything to make sure the Russian swan coz it cabbage so Soviet long jumper awarded a fourth attempt. Even though he found three times and should have been eliminated. And he says put and the discus the judges would cheating rounding up the measurements just for the Soviet athletes by the morning of the final 'cause I was a mess. So they. Split. So stressed? I could barely talk. I hadn't slept. So the morning. I was like, okay. I'm done with this sleepless nights too much, but that feeling only lasted onto entered the stadium. Doug..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"So we just left it as you know, whatever you would like to do. We'll be okay. And then when Tommy Kalos do what they did on victory. Stan it, you know, it was so powerful. It was nothing for anybody else to do Smith and John Carlos the Olympic two hundred meters. Golden bronze medallists had been suspended by the United States Olympic committee and given forty eight hours to leave Mexico by the time Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists Wyomia Titus had already made Olympic history by becoming the first person to repeat as one hundred meter champion in the final instead of wearing her uniform shorts white with red and blue trim. She'd worn black shorts in support of the Olympic project for human rights. No one had noticed. Her quiet protests, but Wyomia had one more race to run the four by one hundred meter relay at the really we went into the press room and Porter's just all over us about what Tommy Carlos had done. What do you think about? This in nineteen sixty eight Wyomia was just starting to come out of her quiet phase. She still hadn't said more than a word or two at time to reporters. They asked me a question. Yes. No. I don't know. Maybe so, but this time when reporters asked what she thought why only had something to say. What is there to think she said they made a statement? We all know that we're fighting for human rights. That's what they stood for on the victory stand human rights for everyone everywhere and to support that and to support them. I'm dedicating my medal to them. I believe in what they did a foul. My voice, you know, certain things in life that makes you change. And for me. It makes me become a better person made me come to person. I am. But while Wyomia had changed life back home. Still had not nobody was interested in putting a black woman on a pedestal. Not even the first ever back to back. Gold medalist in the one hundred meters. Most template prepared us knee would always tell us all the you know, you could go to the limbic gains. You could win tengo medals. But you come back here. They don't really care that give you parade and a key that doesn't work. Wyomia kept fighting she moved to California helped establish the Women's Sports Foundation and continued to champion for equal rights. And while she says she sometimes looks around and wonders if she's back in nineteen sixty eight she has one lasting reminder. The not everything is the same as it was fifty years ago in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Wyomia was asked to come back to her hometown of Griffin Georgia for the opening of the Wyomia Titus Olympic park. She thought they'd put it in the black neighborhood. She thought it would be small. But when she arrived, she discovered that her park was huge one hundred sixty eight acres with soccer fields and baseball fields hiking trails in a pond, you can fish in the town even put together a torch ceremony with Wyomia running. The last lap on. The officials inquiry often came up to me, and he's just said why aren't we we hope this makes up the things we didn't do. Did it make up for what they didn't do before? I didn't look at it as a makeup. I looked it more that the people in town has grown. It takes time. I know we would like to see things move a lot quicker. I just keep thinking about my dad saying, you know, it's not always going to be this way people going to change here. It is fifty years later and a lot more people aware was going on a lot more people standing up and speaking out in order for this to be a better world to live in as what we have to do Mr. temple died two years ago. That's when Wyomia Titus decided to write a book to tell people about the good work he'd done it's called tiger bell, the Wyomia Taya's story..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Only A Game
"That's really talking very much. I have a hard time. Picturing that. Well, you know, it's kind of like people ask me these days. Do you still run? And I say I run my mouth now. So. Wyomia was fifteen and still in what she likes to call. Her quiet phase when she met Ed temple the women's track. Coach at Tennessee State. He invited her to come to Nashville for the summer to train with other high school runners the camp was free, but Wyomia couldn't afford to get their her high school took up a collection and gave her an envelope filled with twenty three dollars, and when I get to the train station at the airport and Nashville, Tennessee, listen temple is there. And I was happy about that. Because I didn't know what I was going to do. Otherwise, he says, this is Rudolph. I said, okay. Hi, my is this person later when she got to the dorms in heard some of the other girls talking meiomi figured it out Wilma Rudolph start to saga of individual glory. She wants to be gold medals and they'll Olympics in Rome. And that has she was used quite famous. A few years later Wyomia enrolled at Tennessee State where temple was the track. Coach and the women on the team were called the tiger belts. When I met the tug of bales? They were women that would doing things in life. These women take on the Europe, they gone Egeland. They had gone to Germany goddamn, Russia hoot. I'd be I'd never heard of such over more than four decades coaching Tigerbelles, Mr. temple sent forty women to the Olympics, his athletes won twenty three medals. And that's just what Wyomia Titus wanted to do in nineteen sixty four was Nate Mr. temple took Wyomia and the tiger bells. The Olympic trials the top three sprinters would go to Tokyo Wyomia came in third and he was like don't worry about it would not looking for great things. But you we just think six date eight be yo year. But once she got to Tokyo Wyomia started thinking, she might have a shot in sixty four after all she won her first heat in her second. She said a new Olympic record. She entered the finals undefeated. US etcetera Olympic Mark in a semi that said in my head. I could win a gold medal. Didn't think what am I thinking like us? I'm going to get the big head. I don't want. Arrivals into the ground. The reach that tape any eleven and four ten second Edith McGuire. Who's my best friend that that the ratio of runs up to me tie dye? As you want you want? That's idea. She said, yeah. So what did you get? She said, oh, I guess the American Eagle FIS high in Tokyo. Why oh Mia says she and Edith were treated with respect by the Japanese. But when they returned home they were reminded of the way things were blacks had to sit in the back of the bus drink from a different water fountain. They didn't have equal opportunities and they didn't receive a hero's. Welcome after winning gold and silver at the Olympics Editha Bo from Georgia. She's from Atlanta Georgia, they only gave us parade in a black neighborhood. They didn't give us a parade throughout Atlanta. You talking about the sixties and that wasn't that much. They were doing for people of color. Wyomia and Edith weren't the only black athletes who noticed they'd been treated better abroad than at home as the nineteen sixty eight games approached Wyomia started hearing about calls for black athletes to boycott the Olympics in Mexico City. I say I heard about it. It's not like call, and we talked about it on the phone. We would just not contacted as women natives felt like oh, go along with whatever we say Wyomia doesn't fault anyone for not asking for her opinion on the boycott. But she does wonder why they assumed she'd go along how can you speak for a group of people? She asks eventually most athletes decided they had more to lose by staying at home than they did by competing in Mexico City. So they went, and it was there that the organizers of the movement now called the Olympic project for human rights finally held a meeting and invited everyone including the women. We were trying to talk about what could we do as a group, and nobody could come up with one thing..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"It's not about the anthem and you're like, well, then why are you doing it during the anthem? I mean you the problem here is but he's not protesting the flag people get very upset about when they hear the description of this as protesting the flag. How do you resolve that linguistic issue to me, the player's movement again, which I applaud and in which I defend, but as a as a language person, I think that they, they muddled the message. Initially, I knew what Tommie Smith and John Carlos wanted from the nineteen sixty eight Olympics. I knew what Mohammed Ali one. And when you refer them who won medals raise black gloved fists on the metal gave up. There actually ended up surrendering their medals. They had a very clear written agenda a set of social Justice issues that they had very clearly stated had very clearly thought out. Mohammad-Ali again, had a very clear set of beliefs in an agenda, Billie. Jean King always knew exactly what she was fighting for. I feel like Colin Kaepernick I personally feel like he has lacked the sort of diamond cutters clarity that some of those other activists had in terms of reaching people come up. You fixed sure. The too late. I think it could be fixed. The message can be fixed. But you know, when's the last time you heard calling cabernet, talk Yellowstone. I mean, I, it's been what a couple years he might sound like, Jared, Kushner. I have no idea. That's the thing I haven't heard calling Kabir Nick. I really had league Nike told him not to talk. That's interesting point. I, I really don't know because no one can reach. I mean, it's not a criticism. It's more expressing a certain curiosity about his method. There's a murkiness here. That is interesting to me. So how does a house this diffused or resolved, or is it going to be continuing issue so long as some people think there's something that's wrong in society and were protesting. We're going to have these two camps that are very polarized into the future. Well, so Colin Kaepernick has collusion case against the NFL, so we'll we'll have a legal resolution to whether or not he was in fact blacklisted or blackballed from the league that will be in a critical outcome in and turning point. You know, at some point, I do think that capper Nick is going to have to be something more than a cipher that people are projecting onto. He lacks the hard edges of that other great athlete activists have had to me. Okay. Okay, good. The do you think that football will exist in its current form given documented cases of concussions and other deterioration of people physically after playing the game for awhile? Do you think that football will exist in anything like its current form and fifty years? I do because I think the American public has decided in eight hundred different ways that it wants it, whether it's giving huge tax breaks to billionaire owners and devoting huge amounts of city budgets to their stadiums through are not going to get rid of you. You're out at once. I actually think what's going to happen is they're going to have to do because I do think that injury and particularly the concussion and neurological issue in football is the black lung. They have a black lung problem. And so I think what's going to happen is what happened to the coal industry in this country where they're going to have to establish a fund a, a large ongoing fund and the price of doing business as an NFL owner is going to be to contribute to the lifelong medical care of your employees, but it will be football will continue because you put it. I could just quote. You back to yourself over and over again. You think he wants wrote football has become the liturgy of empire? Yes, that sounds very grand. Well, it's true. I don't think those are my words. I think I was quoting. Oh yes, you're quoting someone, it sounds like you. It's a great phrase, I, I mean, I've quoted it because I believe it. You know, I look football is about taking. It's about moving other bodies out of the way to take territory right. It's very American to is boxing boxing exist. I mean, boxing doesn't exist in some. It's boxing's already been. It exists, but on a much smaller scale than it did when I was a kid, the NFL has a staying power..
"tommie smith" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"I hope other guys follow him behind him because he's just talking commonsense, take action gestures just aren't nearly as important as people think, particularly when you're talking about multimillionaires in the NFL they need to be beyond gestures. John Carlos and Tommie Smith and LeBron James yesterday. Yeah, but you go on with the guys in the sixties. They weren't millionaires gestures is what they could afford to do when you're a millionaire, you can afford to do more. And I think it is indicative of how guys feel were they put in all this time and effort and work to get to the point where they're about to play a game. And from a coaching perspective, you want that unity. You've got the diverse population in the locker room. You're trying to bring everybody together and when you insert politics or religion or any of those different things at a moment, right before you try and be unified, it's disruptive. And guys, I would imagine would like the opportunity to say, okay, I'm just going to focus on the on the task at hand. So it goes back to what we discussed last week. Jerry Jones is shown. He's had his players back and so that Prescott is saying, we got your back. This is the problem. You gave a coach's perspective. You guys gave me a destructive. All I can give a player's perspective, a black players. Perspective, it's unpopular for Dr do what he did because in the locker room and in our culture, you looked as a sell out like really bre like you really going to come out and say this and so to do what he did takes a ton of courage. Because in our culture, the black culture is like you sell out like you really not going to follow us in join us in this our co. That's just how we are. I don't know why, but. To enact change. Number one guys ain't Millan. They do not want to nail and lose their livelihood over some. If you really wanna make change, you're going to get out there and you can't help everybody you you nail. They're still going to be police brutality. It's going to happen. It's not going to stop anything. People looked at what Dag did and they didn't like it because in our community he's a sell out. And that's, that's the thing that takes so much courage think knows. He was going to get that backlash by the way Russell Wilson has faced some pushback in Seattle because he's thought of as a little sell out. He's about the league. He's about the franchise, but in the end look at Seattle Bennett's gone sherman's gone who still standing Russell Wilson. Sometimes the guy that's is a sellout in any community just takes a standard isn't popular, but whose left standing years later Russell Wilson's left in Seattle the out. But I also would deck is pointing to and wet lebaron James just did and what Jalen rose did and what David Robinson did taking their wealth and investing in black people. And so we call it selling out, but would Dak is trying to do is buy in. He's trying to take his wealth. That they achieve and use it to actually benefit people and that perhaps and maybe I got a bias, but the perhaps the people doing the, the millionaires doing the gestures are the sellouts in my view as opposed to guys like the brand Jalen rose other guys that are using their wealth properly to benefit others. That's what millionaires do you hard? Yeah, that takes time and effort and money and financing. And what LeBron d. yesterday is hard. It made Colin Kaepernick basically losses entire livelihood because this wasn't thought through and he'll never play football again. Well, it's not just random fans that have gone after Dako ver- stance. Fellow players calling out the cowboy quarterback, including raider linebacker. here Whitehead who tweeted quote, sounds like Dak don't wanna lose that Campbell's chunky soup, Neil Whitlock..
"tommie smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the kareem abduljabbar back when he was luau sendero he was the one instead of tommie smith and john carlos raising their fist at the sixty eight olympics kareem was the one who wanted to boycott the olympics he didn't wanna play at all in mexico city in nineteen sixty eight and he did not play and so that history i talk about this quite often in the book about if you're from a certain generation you remember this this is a part of your life an african american athlete having their culture in their racial identity be part of their public persona not something that they're trying to deny or ignore or a race in if you're part of different generation if you were born in the eighties of the nineties you you are not used to athletes taking a stand you're not used to seeing these players attach their racial identity to their public identity in and i think that's one of the reasons why we have so much tension today because we're not used to it we're not used to lebron james opening his mouth and you respond to that with stick to sports but for me for my generation mohammed ali bill russell jackie robinson when i was a kid in the nineteen seventies and the eighties they their memory was very very fresh for their activism howard brian's new book is the heritage black athletes a divided america and the politics of patriotism we'll talk more after a short break this is fresh air this is fresh air and we're speaking with howard bryant he is a senior writer for espn dot com.
"tommie smith" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In the kareem abduljabbar impact when he was luau sendero he was the one instead of tommie smith and john carlos raising their fists at the sixty eight olympics corinne was the one who wanted to boycott the olympics he didn't wanna play at all in mexico city in nineteen sixty eight and he did not play and so that history i talk about this quite often in the book about if you're from a certain generation you remember this this is a part of your life and african american athlete having their culture in their racial identity be part of their public persona not something that they're trying to deny or ignore or a race in if you're part of a different generation if you were born in the eighties of the nineties you you are not used to athletes taking a stand you're not used to seeing these players attach their racial identity to their public identity and and i think that's one of the reasons why we have so much tension today because we're just not used to it we're not used to lebron james opening his mouth and you respond to that with stick to sports but for me for my generation mohammed ali bill russell jackie robinson when i was a kid in the nineteen seventies and the eighties they their memory was very very fresh for their activism howard brian's new book is the heritage black athletes divided america and the politics of patriotism we'll talk more after a short break this is fresh air this is fresh air and we're speaking with howard bryant he is a senior writer for espn dot com.
"tommie smith" Discussed on Food 4 Thot
"He was that the body wednesday while but can i say that this is something that's very true of the olympics the olympics are very conservative politically incredibly inc and i think that that has to be the context in which you have this conversation that in the context of the but pug and chief is what this political moment is happening right now because remember i think i want to put this this is joe in the context of the 1968 black pride black power salute in the mexican mexico city olympics and it was tommie smith and john carlos uh and there was a white man from austria who is also on the podium and they all suffered horrible consequences they were essentially artist iulia us australia you're right australia i'm almost kicked out of the olympics essentially ostracize like take a lot of the um like accolades of accolades or like financial gain that could have come to them as olympic medalists were taken away and it was it was four being political it's like the olympics are supposed to be a political right and certain i mean they're not being of eight deliver nothing is englewood it can't be wherever it but that's i think the contacts the reason why there avoids in general right that's the whole moving we're having right now with like taking a year old any eggs ethically like oh this is funding game exactly rightly we want to be able to come and watch the sport the ball game without feeling all like polarized in like we have to take a stance on things but of course like these our bodies doing labor they exist in the capitalist system they are going to get money or not get money right like there's a whole larger framework so it actually is the thing that makes me so happy about adam rippin is that it too is it it actually was a huge risk for him yeah to be not just how with an out in a way that like we don't have a lot of public figures were that flamboyant yeah and co and calling out politicians like actively calling out my up pence who was at the delegation for the olympics and calling him out for some of his policies and things that he supported like supporting gay conversion therapy and saying that we should be funding it like he's been incredibly outspoken.
"tommie smith" Discussed on AM Joy
"Saying about ingram's comments are president made a call for people to kind of speak their truth and kind of show what they're really about it's called uncover that now so now it's can we know what's coming we know if we use our voice and it's not what some people might agree with of course they're going to say ignorant things like that to me it was a racist and then the kuta gras delivered by lebron james baking her for the opportunity to speak here is the problem the best thing she did has got to help me is to create more awareness i get to sit up here talk about social injustice equality and why a woman on a certain that were decided to tell me to shut up in dribble so thank you would ever her name is on i don't even know her name but i appreciate what is it go says no one knows that this just perfect tiffany obviously both more than athletes their taxpaying citizens well within their right to express their concerns shared by many americans in this country and what they're doing but i think what laura ingram did was highlight her own ignorance there's been a long rich tradition of athletes weighing in on political issues and has the same woman who would have sold muhammad ali to shut up and fight when who was protesting the vietnam war or toll giancarlo's and tommie smith is shut up and run during the 1968 olympics so she sounds ridiculous but if you know what she said joy she said that this is dangerous because their children and some adults who will believe this and so that's really the fear and they don't want our athletes speaking conscious intrudes into our communities has been that will incite a movement and that's not what they want moreover the descendant of colonizers is not get to tell the descendant of slaves and what they can talk about when they can talk about it and we'll kanda she's not allowed to speak there okay well.
"tommie smith" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Have we not arrived at a point guard on hearing its overshadowing the moment if it over it overshadows a moment ago i said we ignored it for too long i used to sweep owners end of the runway i think we all we we have to evolve keep a movie vote involving how we think about these there was one of the thing that that whites taking criticism for again emmett in in it's hard to even talk about this right he did have any and all the time run in his sport and he's taken criticism as well for the american flag that was handed swim in celebration and it's and it's pretty clear it's accidently dragged during the celebration but it does uh touched the ground in that is something the american flags us was due per the code i mean this is a spotlights on this because of everything we know in the last couple of years we were just addressing this couch show with capper nick and all that but it wasn't apology necessary here because why did apologise him yeah civic of cancer terrific a lotta people see that is very disrespect let me would we've been celebrating olympic athletes who wrapped themselves in the flag and monetize that think of george foreman at at the same olympics the giancarlo tommie smith were doing their thing he's he's waving his flag in the ring after his fight and you know the america runs the two into his quarter for that and other other athletes have used the flag we've certainly seen pictures of sean with the flag he knows what he's supposed to do with it not drag it to the sovereign i'll give him a pass i think the the emotion of the moment what he's just stunned the third medal the whole thing combination for him i give him the past the night and i though i'd like to go back and see a video make sure jim craig god forbid didn't dragged the flag on the ice at lake placid who knows you might have got it we never even paid attention in 1980 there'd be.
"tommie smith" Discussed on First Take
"No he's not right about the muhammed ali comparison if that's what you're asking i understand what he means capper nick at sacked at at personal risk took on an important issue and sparked a movement in effect and created change social change and that i agree with jay z is more important than getting your head digging ding did is he put it on the gridiron so yes he is an iconic figure but much more like tommie smith and john carlos than like mohammed ali catholics a very good football player got to a super bowl muhammad ali as the greatest fighter of all time had to consistently pull off miracles for the cause for which he fought and for his for his iconic status to be recalled the way it is had to do the impossible in the ring capper nick is not the football player muhammed ali was the boxer muhammad ali the less educated than the capper nick was also more articulate in public forums about the cause for which stood thank capper nick has been so far muhammed ali also came along at a time in the 1960s where ongoing racial crimes were being committed by governments in the south by state governments in the south and there was a crisis that is outsized compared to the racial problems we still face today which are significant but not the same as they were in the 1960s and so ali at greater personal risk with a less certain outcome in terms of the hat how that may turned out the supreme court had to say he didn't have to go to jail so we risk jail time and four eight a 'cause that was more urgent at the time also as a greater athlete became an icon in a way colin kaepernick will never be but if you wanna compare them to giancarlo's were tommie smith or someone like that i take jays these meaning i agree with max both and here's.
"tommie smith" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Could potentially work you need to stay away from the anthem but you wanna be able make your voice heard through your actions how 'bout in game how 'bout when a player makes a big play beater touchdown or issak or an interception or long reception or breaking off a big one the you go with the one fist salute that you repeat but was done in the 1968 olympics that could work now here's where to sack rights comes in if you're an nfl player some of these guys have durham cory graff celebrations but there are certain things they like to do when they make these big blaze during a national football league game but if you care that much about the 'cause you would put your own celebration aside to go with the raise face the same way tommie smith giancarlo stayed when they won the it's the gold and abu the brunt and carlos took the bronze tommie smith won the gold in the 1968 olympics and did so on the medals stand raised gloved fists and it was deemed by many to stand for black power in his autobiography tommie smith stated now it would years after but he did state that was not what he looked at it adds that's what not that's not what he called did he called it a stands for human rights which is exactly what the nfl players say they're protesting now if what was good now four tommie smith back in 1968 and he said he raised his fists this singular to show the need for better you men rights nfl players could do it now and i would dare president trump or jerry jones or roger goodell to come up with a reason that says no we can't have our players do that you let players celebrate on the field there are some restrictions but you let players celebrate on the field nowhere in the nfl rules does it say that you can't raise a fist in the air if you've got all your players who are interested in taking this stance and making this statement to say if i make a big play on sunday afternoon or sunday night or monday night or thursday night and i will after making news play throw a single fist in the air as.
"tommie smith" Discussed on WEEI
"That of his wife craxi party that elected barack obama banned narrator that doesn't make sense and why is it okay for the black panthers stand outside of election hauled and threatened white people from voting but kkk can't do nothing that's a great point instead of grazing did did barack obama ever denounced the black panthers of black the black panthers and more were they will in the yes tommie smith with his cathedral pleading philosophy in west palm he was going and beating some of the old people above barack obama denounced the lack of supported him while why the stories no matter what trump says with you you can't win i mean you could could disavow them until he wants fifty which as you're gonna say say potato well do you believe a trump you've live you believe it believed when do you believe his disavowal essentially clan yes i i'm not even convinced that the whole thing and i could say that they obviously has sympathy for nazi was that a guy who's who's a secret nazi as simple you can see 71 years old and we just to say i don't think that he's a see house anything she things that i didn't say he was analogy he said you're not sure you don't believe that i'm not sure that he he is totally against those groups no so seven only note that sort of that's not saying he's axes of the what is he then i he is somebody who is willing to embrace racial politics without question racial politics was invented by the democrats i mean honest to god again i don't care about any as well discussions what relevant because of what relative is what he believes and i firmly believe that he thinks white people are better than everybody else i believe there's one hundred percent based on the his actions throughout his life like westerly a birtherism you don't seem to care about the whole apartment thing in the '70s divi long ago okay that's just another example to me that's economic house how how here's right grwoth you i think trump looks down on people who don't have while the money i'll get their blackened well because the iue his whole apart and he's playing was about not leading black people he would let let poor white people rent not poor black people i.