PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — The 68th Episode of the People’s Podcast is here and, it’s entering March like a Lion going all Hoops — College & Pro.
First, we hit on the FBI’s investigation of numerous college hoops programs — including North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, USC…and Michigan State. Yep, the Spartans got caught in the net. But, instead of going after the players or the programs, this show goes after the NCAA whose antiquated and hypocritical culture is largely to blame for this foolishness. We go after why the players need to be paid — in actual money, not in “clothes” or “education” or gum — and how that can start to fix this mess.
Then, we hit the Dallas Mavericks situation where yet another poisonous case of office culture had been exposed as the NBA gets dinged by the #MeToo movement. A toxic, misogynistic office culture has made Dallas the NBA’s poster child for harassment and they become the litmus test for how the league will handle cases of this. The league has said it will create a confidential hotline for anyone who has been harassed. The Mavericks hired Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T executive who led some of their diversity initiatives. While that seems like they’ve learned their lesson, the red flags still exist.
Plus, the Big Ten Tournament is in New York City. Why, tho?
PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — This was one of the toughest shows I’ve done.
As anyone who even halfway knows me understands, there aren’t too many things I love more than Michigan State University. I have done a multitude of shows and segments on my Alma Mater, including Episode 40 last spring (where I first talked about Nassar), and moving into Episode 55 this past Fall. I have zero qualms about taking the school to task just like have no issue taking a sledgehammer to the City of Detroit — you want the best for those you love and have no problem getting on their ass to make them get that point. But this Larry Nassar situation is an entirely different animal.
Regardless of what the MSU Board of Trustees or a few moronic so-called Spartans will tell you, this is every bit the disgusting scandal that was Jerry Sandusky at Penn State or the institutional failure that was Baylor University covering up and enabling years of physical and sexual violence against women by members of the Football program. In many ways, it’s worse because Michigan State University saw the shit storms that engulfed Waco and State College, but they seem intent on simply beating their heads against the same damn wall even as Larry Nassar plead guilty.
The basis for most of this week’s show is this stellar piece by Kim Kozlowski in last Thursday’s Detroit News where it outlined how more than a dozen people — 14 to be exact — were told of Nassar’s deviant behavior and how the reactions ranged from repeatedly dismissing it as “medial treatment” to total ignorance by police and the administration to intimidation by gymnastics coach Kathie Klages.
This was emotional for me because I listened to the countless victim statements that graphically lay out what Nassar did, how he managed to manipulate parents and coaches and doctors into believing what he was doing was “medical treatment” and how he got assists due the aforementioned negligence of MSU and the enabling by coaches like Klages that let him prey on these girls for nearly 25 years. Michigan State University needs to own this travesty.
This show will be graphic. There will be strong language. I will be angry. And if you have a problem with me coming after a University that I still financially support as a 15-year Alumnus…you can sit and spin.
Here’s Episode 62. It dropped on Friday. I finally have the words today.
Coming up on Episode No. 62 of JSC Radio:
Lou Anna Simon must pay the price for this happening on her watch.
How was Nassar able to get so many people to go along with his deviant behavior
Why this is no different — in fact, possibly worse — than Penn State and Baylor.
Kathie Klages is as much of a scourge as Nassar.
The MSU Board of Trustees also get the buckle for their continued support of Simon.
How could 14 people (at least) not do something
Where does Michigan State University go from here?
Also, wanna shout out the homie Ossim Jones, recommended by the Good Doctor himself. Be sure to hit up his page on Soundcloud to check out what he’s bringing.
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Until Next Time, That’s The Way It Is. Monday, January 22, 2018.
Take Care, God Bless, Always Dare to Be Different, and G.O.M.A.B. Σ
PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — What Up Doe, people! We’ve reached another landmark — Episode 55 (FIDDY-FIVE!) — and this one is once again dedicated to my alma mater, Michigan State University.
Spartan Football has had a roller coaster ride the last two years to say the least. As we discussed back in Episode 40, the school as a whole has been through the ringer with issues — a number of which of their own doing — and it was compounded by the football team hitting rock bottom last year after having the program’s best season since 1966. The off-season saw five starters booted from the team due to legal issues and personality conflicts and they were gleefully written off by everyone — particularly in Detroit — as no longer relevant.
Well, the boys are back, and on a redemption tour that is on the verge of epic. MSU Quarterback Brian Lewerke is even out here talking a little spicy:
PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —Hey Now! What’s good, People! The People’s Podcast is back this week after my sinuses and allergies robbed me of my voice. It’s time for another milestone. Episode 40 — FORTY — is here, and it is the first episode solely dedicated to my beloved Alma Mater: Michigan State University.
“Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!”
— George Carlin
EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s a cold January day on the campus of Michigan State University. In the back of the computer lab in Bessey Hall is a skinny, young freshman from Detroit settling into his first computer class in his second semester of college. It’s 1998, and the internet and e-mail weren’t nearly as off-the-proverbial-chain as they are now. This class was actually teaching students how to SEND & RECEIVE e-mail along with how to create websites. Groundbreaking stuff for 1998 to be sure. As the young man settles in to his computer and is messing around on his favorite websites at the time, ESPN.com and wwf (now wwe).com, a very tall, and somewhat confused fellow freshman seems to be having a boatload of trouble with his computer. Continue reading Shot Down: Plaxico Burress & His Legacy of Stupid…