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Do U Wanna Touch Podcast Wrap Up

Back Talk braves the fury of Hurricane Matthew to go live to Florida and not even sickness can stop us from bringing you hot Tennessee Titans versus Miami Dolphins talk with Lisa London (@leedoglaw) plus this week’s fantasy football fix and more. Then, we also discussed Donald Trump, male entitlement to women’s bodies, and this big thing called consent. It was real and it was spectacular.

Donald Trump sparked another controversy yesterday when a video surfaced with comments he made about women and sexual assault several years ago. This isn’t a shocker if you know who he is but it does highlight once again the dangers in voting this man into our nation’s highest office.

Sexual assault and rape aren’t particularly pleasant topics and historically have been swept under the rug and never discussed. Times as they say are a changing. More and more women are coming forward with their experiences regarding violation of their bodily integrity and failure of society to protect them and punish the offenders. These stories are hard to hear and/or read but its vital that we as a society pay attention.

In movies and popular culture, rape was historically viewed as a “stranger crime” with no discussion of the real and troubling truth that most women face these issues regularly from family members and acquaintances. How many women have had their mothers, aunts and grandmums follow them and watch them closely when they are around “that uncle, “that cousin”, or “that acquaintance?” I bet the number would shock you.

As troubling as those comments were, it might not have been the worst news to come out about Trump this past week. He also said he still wanted the Central Park 5 executed despite DNA evidence exonerating them from any crime. The Republican Party has a serious issue with science, or lack of understanding thereof, that must not and cannot be ignored.

In our sports segment, we welcomed Lisa London (@leedoglaw) back to the show to discuss the hot fantasy matchup that will be this week’s Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins turnover fest. We also discussed how fantasy wide receivers have been a huge disappointment this year plus the Odell Beckham Jr. situation. Finally, what fantasy football streamers should you look at this week? We have your answers.

You can listen to today’s podcast here.

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Thunder Road Podcast Wrap Up

In Friday’s edition of Back Talk The Podcast we took on the NFL and its abject failure to properly enforce its own rules in the wake of last night’s beating rendered to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton and his head were targeted repeatedly by the Denver Broncos defense and ¬†yet the officials conveniently overlooked it the entire game. Oh wait, they did call one instance late in the fourth quarter but had the gall to call Newton for intentional grounding as well because his pass didn’t reach the line of scrimmage.

The penalties offset because apparently getting your head beat in is as bad as your pass not reaching the line of scrimmage.

The concussion protocol is important but its far more important for game officials to do their job. The concussion protocol is only the end result of illegal hits and should not be used as a primary means of stopping them. You should of course be concerned but to correct the issue you have to address the source.

It is incumbent on game officials to nip bad behavior in the bud at its inception. They are the gatekeeper through which bad behavior is funneled. It either stops or escalates depending on how the officials handle it. Last night, they failed and the league must address it.

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