Big credit is going this morning to James Brown, the CBS Sports anchor for its NFL broadcasts, for his essay before last night’s Thursday Night Football game.
Brown, while not giving the NFL a pass in its handling of the video of former Baltimore Raven’s beating of the woman who is now his wife, advanced the issue beyond a problem with the NFL or football culture and issued a challenge to change the “man culture.”
Curiously, Brown cited the use of language in furthering the devaluing of women. Phrases like, “you throw like a girl.”
He could’ve picked a far, far better example.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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