Saturday, April 7, 2018

Lucky Seven...

The Latest from the Day Job...

My thoughts on the abandoning of Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid and the protest just when it's most needed...
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23051190/howard-bryant-nfl-players-succumbed-protest-pressure


Thoughts and then some...

It is a given that readers - professional reviewers or consumers - will never interpret the book you wrote the way you envisioned it. Books have three stages of ownership. First, they belong to you, then the publisher, and then the world. The Heritage stopped belonging to me back in January, when the surrender occurred, deadline hit, and the publisher said "NO MORE CHANGES." It will belong to the world a month from tomorrow and already the focus on this book is leaning heavily toward being perceived as a meditation solely on "athlete activism."

What I envisioned, however, was a collision of equally powerful forces: the post-9/11 American sports industry colliding with the socially revived, post-Ferguson black athlete. The effect of ignoring the effect of 9/11 on the fans and the industry will be a distortion with a dual effect: first, we will frame the black activism and resistance incorrectly as the sole perpetrators of the infusion of politics in sports, and secondly, we will absolve the sports culture of its culpability in creating and profiting from the post-9/11 environment of pageantry that wasn't supposed to be complicated - but in its own way is as politically divisive as kneeling players. We will dismiss the attitudes and energy toward America that 9/11 produced and have not gone away. - HB






Coming May 29...

First picture book, illustrated by the great Floyd Cooper. Can't wait!

The blog is back!

Mood...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Looking forward to big changes....

The new www.howardbryant.net is nearly complete! Exciting....

Howard Bryant
Senior Writer
ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine
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Monday, August 8, 2011

I am a disgrace...

Howard Bryant
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ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine
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Office: (413) 628-4544

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Monday, August 2, 2010

The view from the Palomar

About to prepare for tonight's reading, but first, a photo of Westwood Village, near the UCLA campus. A perfect day, really. Now, on to thinking about what I'm going to say tonight....
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SISTERS AND CHAMPIONS coming soon!

Cannot wait for this...May 29.