In this episode we cover Jesse's book about politics and the NFL. The book is titled - Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics," so you know there's a different twist from most of my interviews. We get into many topics. Below are a few:
How Richard Nixon used the NFL to his gain
Why the New Orleans Saints have politicians to thank
A discusson about how it went down with Colin Kaepernick (and the first men to stand for the rights of Americans)
Speaking of his book, Jesse has graciously offered to send an autographed copy of his book to one lucky winner.
Jesse Berrett earned a PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as a rock critic, television columnist, and book reviewer. He teaches history at University High School in San Francisco.
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