Dec 31, 2016
Black Girls Talk Sports is a podcast where women of color discuss all things sports, including but not limited to amateur and professional football, basketball and baseball.
Growing up I loved and followed football, basketball, and baseball. I knew what was going on; I could call players by name; and could rattle off some stats. I enjoyed watching Doug Flutie, Joe Montana, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Kareem, Steve Garvey, Ozzie Smith, and so on. I also I wanted to become - among many things - the first female newscaster for the National Football League. Keep in mind, the only sports that I played were kickball, dodgeball, and powderpuff football. Fast forward, life happened and here I am. I’m not an expert, but I have an opinion and I’m sure other women do too. I hope to learn something new and expand my horizon. Plus, I can always research something that I don’t know and engage in a meaningful conversation with you.
Another reason why I created Black Girls Talk Sports podcast was to give women a safe space to discuss sports without male intrusion. This does not mean that I won’t interview men for the podcast. It just means: You will hear me most weeks along with other women of color – some you might know and others you might not. No, I don’t discriminate against other women. They are welcome here as well – just know it will be predominately women of color.
I’m from Indiana; I like the Colts and Pacers. I graduated from Indiana University, so I’m a fan of IU basketball too. I went there during the Bobby Knight era. Therefore, I will seem bias. I will, however, show respect for your team, even if it’s the Cleveland Browns.
Sunday, February 5, 2016
Kick-off: 6:30 ET
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (Analysis), and Erin Andrews and Chris Myers (Sideline Reports)
Half Time Performance: Lady Gaga
Source: Ryan, Chris. “When is Super Bowl 51? Date, kickoff, time, TV channel, halftime show for NFL 2017 big game,” NJ Advance Media, December 24, 2016: Web. Accessed December 27, 2016.
I’m predicting: Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Who do you think is going to the Super Bowl this year? Leave your comment below.