Today's guest hold the informal title of "greatest living sportswriter," Robert Lipsyte. Lipsyte distinguished himself with multiple stints at the New York Times, covering Muhammad Ali when he was still known as Cassius Clay. He is also noted for his recent tenure as an unflinching Ombudsman at ESPN. The author of celebrated books such as "SportsWorld: An American Dreamland" and his memoir “An Accidental Sportswriter,” Lipsyte offers Dave Zirin unvarnished opinions on the likes of Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, Bill Simmons and ‘Grantland,’ Derek Jeter and ‘The Player’s Tribune,’ the delays besetting ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated,’ Donald Trump, and his most indelible memory in sports: helping a Nigerian boxer named Dick Tiger mail his medal back to the Queen of England in protest.“Superbowling” by Robert Lipsyte, New York Times (January 18, 1969) http://nyti.ms/264VMclRobert Lipsyte New York Times archive http://nyti.ms/23AhWVgRobert Lipsyte website http://robertlipsyte.comRobert Lipsyte in The Nation http://thenation.com/authors/robert-lipsyteRobert Lipsyte's current column 'Codger' http://shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/author/rlipsytehttp://edgeofsportspodcast.com | http://twitter.com/edgeofsports | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: email@example.comMusic by ctkrecording http://soundcloud.com/ctkrecording
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