Global Sport Matters Podcast: After the Draft, Optics & Opportunities
Global Sport Matters | Friday, May 8, 2020
Episode 4: After the Draft, Optics & Opportunities
As we inch toward the NFL regular season, every conversation and event counts when it comes to pro sports. A lot happened during the #NFLDraft. Miami took Tua Taigovailoa, Jordan Love went to the Green Bay Packers and Jalen Hurts was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. Perhaps more importantly, NFL team owners, coaches and players shared their homes and loved ones with the world for three days. Ken and Bill discuss the picks, the optics, and how the NFL and other pro sports leagues might work with women in the future.
We speak with Senior NFL Writer for The Undefeated, Jason Reid about how the Draft highlighted the racial disparities in the league and why it matters.
NFL media personality and Uninterrupted executive, Andrew Hawkins joins the show to reflect on his own #NFLDraft day and share advice on why players must keep in mind who they celebrate with and how they do business.
Ashland Johnson, founder of the Inclusion Playbook discusses the WNBA and NFL Drafts, and how/why women’s sports should be relevant to the mix during the pandemic.