Noam Chomsky Super Bowl Special & Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere

Feb 04, 2016, 01:00 AM

The Edge of Sports Super Bowl Blockbuster Special features radical linguistic theorist Noam Chomsky giving his first-ever sports interview. Today, the MIT professor drops knowledge on the gladiatorial spectacle capturing the world's attention, but far from a sports-grinch, you'll also hear Chomsky re-live his early love affair with baseball. He assesses the phenomena of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump after the Iowa caucuses, and to top it all off - he even gives the long-awaited Chomsky Super Bowl pick. Dave’s column this week is about transformational Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, and the ‘Just Stand Up’ award goes to Greek soccer teams who stood up for Syrian refugees by sitting down.—Edge of Sports is brought to you by FreshBooks. For freelancers and small business owners, FreshBooks takes the pain out of accounting. Have a question about the service? A real-live human will answer every call in about 3 rings. Get your 30-day free trial by going to http://FreshBooks.com/Edge and entering the code EDGE.—Links:•Noam Chomsky on Firing Line with William F. Buckley: http://archive.org/details/NoamChomsky-04-03-69-DebateWithWilliamF.Buckley-CompleteTopAudio•Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ‘Doomsday Clock’: http://thebulletin.org/timeline •Climate Change action: http://350.org •Dave’s column “Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere”: http://thenation.com/article/cam-newton-the-bridge-to-somewhere/•Greek match delayed as players stage sit-down protest over migrant deaths: http://theguardian.com/football/2016/jan/30/greek-match-delayed-players-sit-down-protest-migrant-deathsNoam Chomsky website: http://chomsky.infoDave Zirin twitter: http://twitter.com/edgeofsports Podcast homepage: http://edgeofsportspodcast.comEmail: edgeofsports@slate.com_Music: "Look at My Dab" by Migos, Instrumental by DrummaBoy https://soundcloud.com/madedrummaboyfresh | "No Sass" by Photay, Remix by Mitch Website http://soundcloud.com/mitch-website | "The Babylon Device" by Yung Death Ray & Mitch Website https://soundcloud.com/yung-death-ray | "Where Ya At" by Future/Drake Instrumental by Metro Boomin http://soundcloud.com/metroboomin