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Kind of Like Sports Starts Podcasting

In All Kinds of Sports on July 21, 2014 at 2:37 am

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Today I am announcing that, Kind of Like Sports is entering a new era. We will be launching a podcast starting in August. The podcast will feature a lot of the same kind of content that you currently see here on the page with much more. We will have weekly special guest and interviews with various members of the collegiate and professional sports community. We will still have a strong focus on sports teams from Michigan and Georgia but will never miss the big stories from around the country.

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Some of the segments that you can expect to are things like the Falcons Beat that will feature my Ring Time Pro Wrestling co-host Keshia. The Detroit Lions minute, The Georgia College Football Wrap and other segments that focus on key teams around me or where I am from. We will talk a lot about Fantasy Football and I will give some advice and share some of my dilemmas with the audience. We will work to cover sports from a different angle and talk about the economics of some decisions and the social impact that sports have on the world landscape.

As a veteran podcaster, I am excited about the opportunity that this new endeavor presents. We will strive to have great content and strong production quality. I don’t think there can be enough podcast where African Americans are talking about athletics. The sports talk radio community is a multi-billion dollar medium that largely ignores our voice. Being a passionate fan, I found this to be the perfect place to share my opinions in a way I sometimes cannot convey via the written form.

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Keith B. Holt
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Johnny Football Goes Online

In All Kinds of Sports on February 21, 2013 at 3:26 am

Manziel HeismanThe details of Johnny Manziel’s class schedule hit the news cycle this week.  The Heisman Trophy winner will be taking all of his classes at Texas A&M this semester online.  His reasoning for this is because due to his new found celebrity it is too much of a distraction to be in a classroom.  This seems to have caused quite a few sports talk radio host to get their panties in a bunch.  They tend to feel that Manziel should have a more traditional class schedule.  The reality is this not a big deal and these old guys just want to see this young man do things their way.

The critique seems to come mostly from the media members who are over the age of 40.  The classes are offered by Texas A&M and most are offered only online.  For those of us in the 21st century online learning is very popular.  These classes have been evaluated by the governing bodies that accredit institutions of higher learning as valid courses.  Most universities are making major increases in their online offerings.
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Manziel seems to be a polarizing figure amongst the sports fan base.  Like many college athletes he rubs a lot fans wrong who want to live in the student athlete fantasy.  Where the kid goes to class and struggles the way they did in college but entertains them on Saturdays.  Sports radio host tend to pander to these types of fans.  They want kids to struggle they way they had to struggle.  Manziel is a different athlete for a different time.

He has a million twitter followers hanging on his every move unlike most of the past college sports icons you can name.  I am pretty sure that his celebrity is a campus distraction.  This actually seems like a very smart way to handle business.  So he wants to handle his education differently than what people expect.  That is his choice to do so.  Let’s just enjoy the touchdowns and leave his life up to him.