Militarism & Sports

Nov 15, 2017, 09:00 AM

This week, we speak to Rory Fanning, who served in the Army Rangers with former NFL player Pat Tillman. Fanning would later become a member of Veterans for Peace and a critic of U.S. foreign policy. We discuss nationalism, militarism, and the NFL's role in promoting these virtues.We also have 'Choice Words' about the NFL's handling of Veteran's Day this past Sunday, and we read a very special letter from a listener about confronting toxic masculinity. Rory FanningTwitter: @RTFanning “Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America.”“Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter.”Zirin, Pandering to the Military Won’t Save NFL Players From Racist Backlash— | | | email us: | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)—Music: Examination - Del the Funky Homosapien | The Letter P - Saigon Feat. Kool G Rap | Ghost Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash | Recognize - The Lox | Now I Feel Ya - Scarface | Tell Me When To Go - E-40 | Breakdown - Mos Def | Boom - Royce Da 5'9'' | Satisfy You - Puff Daddy Feat. R. Kelly | Thursday in the Danger Room - Run The Jewels | The Wire Theme