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In this 28th episode, veteran NFL writer Kimberley A. Martin, and VERY soon to be Senior Reporter for Yahoo, takes listeners through her unique whirlwind journey covering the Jets, Bills, and Redskins in the past year for three different outlets. Martin dives deep into the art and joys of storytelling: “To me there is nothing better then to sit with somebody, have them open up and to then filter their whole journey in your own words, which are their words,” she said.
She also thoughtfully discusses being a unicorn as a black female writer in NFL locker rooms. Plus she breaks down Alex Smith finding peace in Washington, the NFL storylines that will move the needle this season, and the figures she would most like to profile.
Later on, Melissa names David Tepper as our Do-Gooder of the Week. The new Panthers owner partnered with several organizations run by Panthers players to donate 12,000 backpacks to Charlotte-area schools.
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9:15: Kimberley on her whirlwind journey from covering the Jets, Bills and Redskins in the span of a year
12:15: Kimberley on how to earn the trust of players and an organization
17:47: Kimberley on the art of storytelling
22:17: Kimberley on the loneliness and challenges of being a unicorn as a woman of color NFL writer
30:05: Kimberley on the aura of Alex Smith and how he’s been embraced in Washington
36:35: Kimberley on the two interview subjects that have made her cry while reporting their stories
45:11: Kimberley on the anthem policy debate and other storylines that will dominate the NFL this season
54:54: Kimberley on the three NFL figures she’d most like to profile
1:00:25: Our Do-Gooder of the Week is Panthers Owner David Tepper
Funky Cha Cha – Arturo Sandoval | International Player’s Anthem – UGK Ft. Outkast | Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz | Mr. Brightside – The Killers