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Edge of Sports

344 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin


Super Bowl Aftermath: Beyoncé, Cam Newton, and "Unapologetic Blackness"

In the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, we look at two figures who personify "Unapologetic Blackness." First, we discuss the indomitable of Cam Newton with former NFL pro, Harvard Business School grad and columnist Domonique Foxworth. Next, we get in ‘formation’ for Beyoncé with Dr. Brittney Cooper AKA Professor Crunk, who schools us on the rich symbolism of Beyoncé’s latest cultural touchstone. Then, Dave Zirin delivers an antiseptic column read: “Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus,” and finally, a smackdown challenge to Rob Lowe (yes, the actor) who had some choice words for Cam Newton on twitter.—Edge of Sports is brought to you by Harry’s Razors. Save half the price on name brand blades with Harry’s factory-direct prices and a money-back guarantee. When you use the code EDGE at, you save $5 on your first purchase, AND you’re supporting this program. We’re also sponsored 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 and entering EDGE in the “How You Heard About Us” section.—Beyoncé “Formation” video: | Beyoncé owns Super Bowl 50 Halftime show:’s column in “Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus” Foxworthin USA Today: “Why we should celebrate Cam being Cam” Brittney Cooper AKA Professor Crunk is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University | | facebook: | homepage: | email: edgeofsports@slate.comMusic: "Formation" by Beyoncé | "Formation" Paul Cabbin Instrumental Remake

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