Sacred Forests: The Olympics Land on South Korea

Feb 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

This week, we give a preview of the Winter Olympics with Jules Boykoff, co-author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. We also talk about the geopolitics surrounding the games, the destruction of sacred spaces in South Korea brought on by the Olympics, and whether we can expect athlete protests this year.During Choice Words, we’ll examine comments made by recent Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on the topic of a White House visit. Legendary goalkeeper Neville Southall gets a Just Stand Up Award from us for comments made to the Financial Times about economic inequality and racism and Mike Pence does Mike Pence things, earning another Sit Your Ass Down! award.  As always, we've got a Kaepernick watch and more on this week's show!Jules BoykoffTwitter: @JulesBoykoffhttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-zirin-boykoff-pyeonchang-olympics-20180208-story.htmlZirin, Dave Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White Househttps://www.thenation.com/article/why-so-many-philadelphia-eagles-are-rejecting-this-white-house/—http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—Music: Eye Examination - Del the Funky Homosapien | X - Kendrick Lamar Feat. Schoolboy Q, Saudi, & 2 Chainz | Stadium Pow Wow - Tribe Called Red Feat. Black Bear | I Gotcha Back - GZA | Kill Bill - Big Boi Feat. Killer Mike & Young Jeezy | Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See - Busta Rhymes | My Shit Bang - E-40 | How Ya Do That - Master P | Paramedic - Kendrick Lamar Feat. SOB X RBE | The Wire Theme