Reed Appears on Ralph Nader Radio Hour
League of Fans’ sports policy director, Ken Reed, was a guest on Ralph Nader’s radio show this week. Reed, Nader and the New York Times’ Tyler Kepner discussed a variety of sports issues as well as Reed’s updated book, How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, which was released in paperback in February. The […]
New book looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of sports
‘How we can save sports: A gameplan’ provides a fair and honest discussion of contemporary issues in sports
By Gerry Chidiac
Originally published by Troy Media
There is a great dichotomy in the world of sports. Sports can motivate us to live a healthy lifestyle and achieve things we never thought possible, or […]
Nader and League of Fans Call on MLB to Ban In-Game Ads
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and Ken Reed, sports policy director of League of Fans, today called on Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred to ban ads broadcast during baseball radio broadcasts.
See the Survey, Press Release and Letter in pdf, as well as the letter to MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred below.
Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher of League of Fans’ sports policy director Ken Reed’s impactful book How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, released a new updated paperback version of the book, including a new introduction, today. The paperback also has a revised action plan and resources section. The foreword was written by Ralph […]
Legal Sports Gambling Must Be Regulated and Policed More Stringently
By Ken Reed
I’m a proponent of legalized sports gambling in the United States. I think it’s a better alternative than the shady sports gambling world we had for decades prior in this country.
That said, I am strongly against the excessive – and in some cases, dangerous — ads and promotions for legal […]
Rowman & Littlefield, the publisher of League of Fans’ sports policy director Ken Reed’s impactful book How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, will be releasing an updated paperback version of the book, including a new introduction, on February 8th. The paperback will also have a revised action plan and resources section.
The book […]
A Disturbing Trend That Could Destroy Youth Basketball Forever
By Mano Watsa
Today I want to share something that’s been troubling me for the better part of the last year or so…
For better or worse…
I’m quite active on social media these days.
It helps me keep a pulse on the game of youth basketball.
And I have to admit, […]
Qatar Critics Need to Also Look In the Mirror
By Gerry Chidiac
It is said that when you point the finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at you. The 2022 Men’s World Cup has been characterized by a lot of finger-pointing.
Statements made by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino in defense of the […]
WNBA Gaining In Popularity, Including With This Fan
By Gerry Chidiac
Being a sports fan is interesting. There are certain teams and athletes to whom we willingly give the utmost devotion, and there are others we despise. Some sports we find thrilling, others are baffling, and some we just cannot connect with.
I’ve always loved basketball, as a player, as […]
In a piece titled “What happened to P.E.? It’s losing ground in our push for academic improvement,” Post Columnist Jay Mathews wonders if coaches and Internet giants can “revive our youth with vigorous, addictive exercises?”
Mathews notes in the column that as P.E. is being cut in many places today, more kids are […]
Sports Forum Podcast
Episode #29 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: The Honorable Tom McMillen Visits League of Fans’ Sports Forum – McMillen is a former All-American basketball player, Olympian, Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Congressman, and has a long involvement with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport (now called the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition). We discuss the state of college athletics today, given the pressures of NIL, the transfer portal, sports gambling and huge media contracts. McMillen then provides great perspective on the poor state of physical fitness our young people are experiencing today.
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Episode #28 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: A Chat With Mano Watsa, a Leading Basketball and Life Educator – Watsa is President of PGC Basketball, the largest education basketball camp in the world. We discuss problems in youth sports today.
Episode #27 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Kids’ Sports: How We Can Take Back the Game and Restore Quality Family Time In the Process – Linda Flanagan is author of “Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining Kids’ Sports and Why It Matters.” We discuss how commercialized and professionalized youth sports are hurting kids and their families.
Episode #26 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: How Can We Fix Youth Sports? – John O’Sullivan is Founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project and author of “Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids.”
Episode #25 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Physical Education Should Be a Critical Component of K-12 School Design – Michael Horn is co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.
Episode #24 – League of Fans’ Sports Forum podcast: Mental Health and Athletes: Ending the Stigma – Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci are the founders of Dam Worth It, a non-profit created to end the stigma around mental health at colleges and universities through sport, storytelling, and community creation.
Media"How We Can Save Sports" author Ken Reed appears on Fox & Friends to explain how there's "too much adult in youth sports."
Ken Reed appears on Mornings with Gail from KFKA Radio in Colorado to discuss bad parenting in youth athletics.
“Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Ken Reed on The Morning Show from Wisconsin Public Radio
Ken Reed appears on KGNU Community Radio in Colorado (at 02:30) to discuss equality in sports and Title IX.
Ken Reed appears on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (at 38:35) to discuss his book The Sports Reformers: Working to Make the World of Sports a Better Place, and to talk about some current sports issues.
- Reed Appears on Ralph Nader Radio Hour League of Fans’ sports policy director, Ken Reed, Ralph Nader and the New York Times’ Tyler Kepner discussed a variety of sports issues on Nader’s radio show as well as Reed’s updated book, How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan. Reed's book was released in paperback in February, and has a new introduction and several updated sections.
League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.
Vanderbilt Sport & Society - On The Ball with Andrew Maraniss with guest Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director for League of Fans and author of How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan
Sports & Torts – Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans – at the American Museum of Tort Law
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