*WARNING: The episode contains explicit language.*
The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes one of ESPN’s brightest young stars. Mina Kimes does a little bit of everything for the four-letter network. She is a regular on Around the Horn and Highly Questionable and hosts two podcasts, ESPN Daily and the NFL-centric Mina Kimes Show. She discussed her rise through the ranks and the recent comments from Drew Brees and Vic Fangio that reflect how far “the center has moved” on race relations in sports. Highlights:
— How does one transition from investigating hedge funds into NFL analysis?
— The economics of race relations have changed the tone from pro sports owners and corporations.
— What happens when someone you admire in sports disagrees with your beliefs?
— The lost art of nuance on social media.
— Mina describes the thrill of being the NFL’s first female color analyst.
— Training for sports media jobs you’ve never done before.
— Sal Pal!