#SuitUP Podcast: Season 2 – Ep. 2

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#BestDressedManOnTV is back for Season 2 Premiere of #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast airs on exavierpope.com and The Best Dressed Podcast Network on iTunes and ACast.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Aaron Rodgers opened up in an exclusive interview with ESPN’s Mina Kimes for a cover story for ESPN Magazine. (Photo: Randall Savin/ESPN)

Why we should thank Aaron Rodgers for exposing fans true intent about Colin Kaepernick (Start PLAY from beginning)

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a explosive epiphany on the utter hypocrisy shown by fans in their silence on Aaron Rodgers ability to support African American players speaking out on social injustice versus vocal displeasure of the African American athletes themselves.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Brehanna Daniels is become the first African American woman to pit at NASCAR. She was a tire changer for Mike Harmon’s car in Dover, MD earlier this summer. (Photo: Phil Cavali)

How Brehanna Daniels blazing trails as the first African American woman to pit at NASCAR (Start PLAY at 24:10)

Exavier is joined by Brehanna Daniels, the first African American woman tire changer for NASCAR. Brehanna discusses being open to a sport she had limited exposure to as a college basketball player to make history, and how she used her athleticism to answer the call of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program.


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Maritza McClendon was the first woman of color to make the US Olympic swim team, capturing a silver medal in 2004. (Photo: Maritza McClendon)

How groundbreaking Olympic swimmer Martiza McClendon found her proper place in history   (Start PLAY at 36:10)

Exavier interviews US Olympic Silver Medalist Maritza McClendon on how her life’s journey took her from scoliosis as a child to the first woman of color to make an Olympic swim team, to feeling her accomplishments were forgotten, to finally having her legacy vindicated and validated by her life’s work in water safety and influencing the next generation of swimmers.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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The Houston Colt 45s Jim Pendleton hits a pitch against the Chicago Cubs April 10, 1962 as part of the 45s National League franchise debuting 11-2 victory over the Cubs before 25,271 at Colt Stadium. (Photo: Houston Chronicle)

Harvey Hope: Why we should be rooting for the Houston Astros to win the World Series (Play at 1:00:04)

Exavier delivers a clear closing argument on why residents of Houston deserve a World Series ring for their Astros.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Cardi B –   Bodak Yellow
Jay Z – Public Service Announcement
Migos– Call Casting
Little Brother – Speed
Kodak Black – Water
Ugly God – Water
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend) – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and licensed yoga instructor. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group and has appeared on and has contributed to Vox.com, CNBC, BBC, Al Jazeera English, Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, WGN, Fox Business Channel, ESPN, Clear Channel, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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#SuitUP Podcast: Season 2 – Ep. 1

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#BestDressedManOnTV is back for Season 2 Premiere of #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast airs on ACast and exavierpope.com.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Jets safety Jamal Adams (left), sits next to National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell (right) at a New York Jets fan forum at Jets headquarters. (Photo: Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Why NFL fans are dying on their couches

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful statement on the hypocrisy of NFL fans willing to watch players die on the football field but have their feathers ruffled over the league’s most pressing issues such as concussions, violence, and social injustice.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Cleveland Cavalier point guard Kyrie Irving (left) reportedly has asked for a trade from the team, while its leader LeBron James (center) is not guaranteed past this season. (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Why LeBron James economic impact on leaving Cleveland again is not as big as you think (Start Play at 13:55)

Exavier is joined by Stan Vueger (@stanveuger), resident scholar of American Enterprise Institute and visiting lecturer of Harvard University on public economy and finance to discuss his research on the limited hyper local economic impact LeBron James has had on the city of Cleveland, and why it may be even further diminished in a city like Los Angeles.


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Baltimore Ravens are denying owner Steve Bisciotti reportedly is blocking the team from signing Colin Kaepermick. (Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Why Ray Lewis has lost the heart of Baltimore over Ravens handling of Colin Kaepernick potential signing (Start Play at 25:25)

Exavier is joined by Gridiron Gals podcast co-host and Baltimore native Reeta Hubbard (@theNFLchick) to discuss how the Baltimore Ravens mishandled the potential signing of free agent and social activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and why Ray Lewis’ involvement harms the hall of fame linebacker’s standing in Baltimore.


FRESH ‘N’ CLEAN

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HBO’s Game of Thrones character Daenerys shown being  praised by slaves she freed at the end of Season 3 of the hit drama. (Screenshot)

Why Game of Thrones creators should not air planned follow up alternate history drama “Confederate” (Start Play at 50:30)

Exavier is joined by viral #OscarsSoWhite hashtag creator April Reign to discuss her new co-created campaign #NoConfederate to stop HBO from airing a new show depicting modern day chattel slavery.

(Correction: Interview states Cersei is the woman carried in Season 3 finale. Instead it is Daenerys)


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Saint Cassius was inspired by Colin Kaepernick in dropping his debut single “Take A Knew” (Photo: @saintcassius_ Instagram)

Why Bruno Mars and J. Cole collaborator Saint Cassius was inspired by Colin
Kaepernick’s protest to create debut single “Take A Knee” (Play at 1:23:25)
Exavier interviews hip hop artist, songwriter, and music publisher Saint Cassius on his artistic vision behind creating music inspired by free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor (left) will square off against undefeated pro boxer Floyd Mayweather (right) will fight August 26, 2017 in a pay-per-view boxing match. (Photo: Getty Images)

Overhyped filth: Why no one should watch Conor McGregor fight Floyd Mayweahter (Play at 1:42:20)

Exavier delivers a closing argument why we’re all losers for watching sensationalized fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Kendrick Lamar –  DNA 
Jay Z – Public Service Announcement
2 Chainz feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko– Vibe
Juicy J feat. Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign – Aint’ Nothin’
21 Savage – Nothin’ New
O.T. Genasis feat. Young Dolph – Cut It
GZA feat. DJ Muggs – Unstoppable Threat
Joey Bada$$ feat. J. Cole – Legendary
Saint Cassius – Take A Knee
J. Cole – No Role Modelz
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend) – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 20 – Year End EXtravaganza and 2017 Jump Off

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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LeBron James and First Lady Michelle Obama take selfies during the 2015-16 NBA Championship Cleveland Cavaliers visit to the White House. LeBron James has not only been one of sports most celebrated players, he has also been on its most political and socially active. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why the first part of the 21st Century demands active participation by athletes

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful statement on the state of fairs of the world in the beginning of the 21st Century and why not only athletes but we as citizens must be socially active.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

Colin Kaepernick protest

#MLKonKap was a trending topic on Twitter in 2016 exploring what slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of Colin Kaerpernick’s protest of the national anthem. Here Kaerpernick walks off Bank of America Stadium after a game against the Carolina Panthers with his right fist in the air, commonly known as a civil rights salute. ( Photo: ESPN/Gary Melendez)

Why Colin Kaepernick’s protest won’t end in a Trump America

Exavier  is joined by NFL Network reporter/analyst Steve Wyche to discuss the state of black quarterbacks in the NFL, including Colin Kaerpernick, Cam Newton, and Dak Prescott. Wyche also discusses why black quarterbacks still lose out of back up positions and addresses the pipeline for African American coaches in the NFL.


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Hip hop artist Drake attends a game with an homage to ESPN announcer, analyst, and personality Doris Burke. (Photo: Getty Images

Why the discussion about women sports journalists must be had in a Trump America

Exavier is joined by WGN Radio host Amy Guth to discuss sexism, misogyny, and treatment in women in light of the election of Donald Trump, including women sports journalists.


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Two young African American boys play street hockey in their neighborhood. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why increasing diversity in hockey with strengthen the NHL and USA Hockey

Exavier is joined by sports cultural writer Evan F. Moore to discuss the impact of cultural diversity in hockey.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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One of the most important sports books ever written, William C. Rhoden explored many angles of how the black athlete has been used and abused. The landscape has changed significantly since the book was written. (Book Cover)

From Slavery to Ownership: How black athletes have claimed a piece of the pie

Exavier delivers a closing argument how black athletes have changed the power dynamic of sports in America.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Gangstarr (featuring Freddie Foxx) – The Militia
Curren$y – Game Tape
J. Cole – False Prophets
ScHoolboy Q (featuring Kanye West) – That Part
Ice Cube – Check Yo Self
Ras Kass – Soul on Ice
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 19 – Exclusive interview with Ed O’Bannon

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Protestor perform an “exorcism” of a dummy replica of presidential electoral college winner Donald Trump in a protest in spring 2016. (Photo: Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Why athlete activism is more important than ever in the age of Trump

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a plea to athletes to continue to be active in a divisive and potentially more oppressive era in light of the election of Donald Trump as president.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Ed O’Bannon and Exavier Pope at University of New Hampshire School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society event where they both spoke November 17, 2016. (Photo: @exavierpope)

The Ed O’Bannon Interview: Part I – Growing up in Los Angeles, developing a love for basketball, winning a NCAA title, and losing the passion for basketball in the NBA

Exavier is joined by former NCAA champion and named plaintiff for a landmark case versus the NCAA Ed O’Bannon. In Part I, O’Bannon discusses growing up in LA and avoiding gang activity; how his parents ongoing 44-year marriage impacted his work ethic, love for basketball and his role as a husband; what winning a championship at UCLA felt like; how flaming out quickly in the NBA made him lose his passion for basketball; and, the moment he decided to end his professional basketball career.


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Exavier Pope and Ed O’Bannon sitting down to interviw at The Centennial Hotel in Concord, New Hampshire November 18, 2016. (Photo: @exavierpope)

The Ed O’Bannon Interview: Part II – Why lunchroom joking in UCLA study hall with teammates led to lawsuit and why Bill Russell helped get him through rough days

Exavier is joined again by Ed O’Bannon on his knowledge of the lawsuits versus the NCAA; ideas on the variety of ways college athletes can be paid; the day O’Bannon wanted to get out of the lawsuit and being encouraged to continue by Bill Russell; and, how the love of basketball has returned through coaching.

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Ed O’Bannon has kept a band #APU for “All Players United” supporting CAPA, the organization attempting to unionize college athletes. (Photo: @exavierpope)


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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Pictures of survivors of Uruguayan plane crash in 1972..an actua human spine sits next to them. (Photo: Unaccredited)

What the survivors of the Uruguayan rugby team’s plane crash in 1972 have in common the Chapecoense soccer team’s crash in 2016

Exavier delivers a powerful closing argument on surviving, sports, and the human spirit.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
A Tribe Called Quest – We the People
Kid Cudi – The End
Smiff N Wessun – Stand Strong
Onyx – Last Dayz
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 18 – Sports and the Vote

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Mark Davis is set on moving his Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Here is poses with a Raiders to Las Vegas Booster Club. (Photo: John Locher/AP)

Why taxpayers votes count in stadium financing. 

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a poignant discussion on voting and the politics of stadium financing.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Simran Jeet Singh, @sikhprof runs runs the NYC marathon to inspire other sikhs and to bring together other groups to combat stereotypes and bullying. (Photo: Huff Post)

Sikh Professor who was bullied by taunts of Muslim slurs at NYC Marathon speaks out 

Exavier  is joined by Trinity University Religion Professor and activist Simran Jeet Singh, who has run the NYC Marathon 5 times. Singh runs to inspire other sikhs and to combat stereotypes and bullying. At the NYC Marathon Singh was called a “dirty Muslim” by a volunteer, “ISIS,” and “bin Laden” at the marathon.


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Cleveland fans flex Chief Wahoo in the World Series vs Chicago Cubs. The logo was in prominent display more than ever on the world stage. (Photo: Getty Images)

Why Chief Wahoo may go bye bye

Exavier is joined by trademark law expert and Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire School of Law who works prominently in the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Insitute Alexandra Roberts (@lexlanham) on how Supreme Court case about a band The Slants coule impact the Washington Redskins and use of Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo.


What fans and others think of the Cubs winning the World Series

Exavier attended the Cubs championship parade and spoke with various attendees to get the pulse of the city.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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44th Presidnet of the United States President Obama dances during a historic trip to Africa in August 2013. (Photo: Huffington Post)

How President Barack Obama made black the new black

Exavier delivers a closing argument how the impact of President Obama being aunthentically black impacted black culture and sports activism.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Dogg Pound – New York, New York
Capone ‘N’ Noreaga – T.O.N.Y. (Top of New York)
Mobb DeepThe Realest
Little Brother – Far Away
Common – Resurrection
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothin’
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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Get notified of every new Exavier Pope post by hitting the button that says “Follow” on the right side of your screen (or bottom if you’re reading on your mobile phone) that says “Follow Exavier Pope via Email.”


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 17 – THE Colin Kaepernick Show

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Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Thurgood Marshall lead the charge for Brown v. Board of Education. But it would not be the end of the inquiry. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem matters in the courts

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful explanation of how Brown vs. Education and the setbacks that followed led to San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Colin Kaepernick chose to walk the path alone of protest. He is now being joined by others. (Photo: Jake Roth/USA Today)

What it meant to break the Colin Kaepernick story

Exavier  is joined by NFL Network reporter/analyst Steve Wyche who broke the Colin Kaepernick story by being the only member of the media to look into why Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem. Wyche explains what it means why Colin Kaepernick is uniquely qualified to take the position he did.


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Colin Kaepernick appeared on the cover of GQ in 2013, when he was a marketing cash cow. (Photo: Ben Watts/GQ)

What the rise, fall, and rebirth of Colin Kaepernick says about of black excellence 

Exavier is joined by former ESPN the Magazine sports business analyst and senior editor Keith Reed for a candid discussion on Reed’s journey from leaving media for politics and how a common journey of the pursuit of excellence for black men relates to the career of Colin Kaepernick now and in the future.


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Louisiana resident Shane White purchased a Colin Kaepernick jersey and then filmed himself burning  it. (Photo: YouTube Screenshot/Shane White)

Why certain fans and media members overcorrected on Colin Kaepernick

Exavier discusses with sports culture writer Evan F. Moore his article for the Rolling Stones the divisive nature of certain fans and media reaction to Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.


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Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is inspected the Hall of Fame game was cancelled due to unsafe field conditions caused by the painted logo at midfield, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Why fans are suing the National Football League over cancelling the Hall of Fame Game

Exavier is joined by attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing fans suing the NFL over cancellation of the its Hall of Fame Game. Avenatti’s firm explains why his previous victory against the NFL makes him uniquely qualified to win again.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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The motion picture Cry Freedom was released the same week San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was born. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

I think you’re alone now, but maybe not, and the first week of November, 1987

Exavier delivers a closing argument for the ages on why the first week of November 1987 set the tone for the Colin Kaepernick protest.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Nas – Get Down
O.C. – War Games
Group HomeThe Realness
Kendrick LamarAlright
Mos Def feat. Talib KweliKnow That
Jay-ZA Million and One Questions
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
Lil Uzi VertI Do What I Want
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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Get notified of every new Exavier Pope post by hitting the button that says “Follow” on the right side of your screen (or bottom if you’re reading on your mobile phone) that says “Follow Exavier Pope via Email.”


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 16 – Michael Jordan, the Modern Empowered Athlete, and Social Responsibility

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

LISTEN to the complete #SuitUP Podcast below:

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


 OPENING STATEMENTS

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Michael Jordan won 2 Olympic gold medals for Team USA Basketball. MJ after being largely silent on social issues stepped up for Team USA. (Photo:  AP)

Why the timing was right for Michael Jordan to end his silent on social issues

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a thorough explanation on why Michael Jordan did not previously speak out of social issues economically and politically and why Jordan’s contribution of $1 million each to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund was a low-risk move in as an NBA owner.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (left) and guard Lindsay WHalen (right) wear shirts addressing  on police related shootings at a game against Dallas Wings July 11, 2016 in Minnesota. (Photo: AP)

Conversation on Race: What are athlete’s responsibility to speak out on racial issues?

Exavier  is joined by ESPN’s Scoop Jackson for a poignant and important conversation on race and athletes’ responsibilities of all races to speak out on issues involving gun violence, police misconduct, and racial inequality.


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Soccer is the biggest sport in the world. Even the powerful political pull of United Kingdon’s exit from the European Union, sports are one the least likely industries to be disturbed. (Photo: Unaccredited)

Brexit: Why the United Kingdom’s vote to “Leave” the European Union may have little to no impact on the Premier League and UK soccer

Exavier talks with New York Times NFL sports business reporter.Ken Belson on how the Premie League could find an exemption from the UK’s exit from the European Union


 CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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Dennis Green was only the second African American Division 1-A coach in history when he was hired by Northwestern in 1981. Green would win Big Ten Coach of the Year with academics focused institution. (Photo: AP)

Why Dennis Green’s legacy is not what fans think it is

Exavier closing arguments advocate for a wider perspective for looking at the coaching career of the late Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Mos Def Featuring Slick Rick – Auditorium
Slum Village – Players
Fergie – London Bridges
Busta Rhymes – Get Out
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend) – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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Get notified of every new Exavier Pope post by hitting the button that says “Follow” on the right side of your screen (or bottom if you’re reading on your mobile phone) that says “Follow Exavier Pope via Email.”


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#SuitUP Podcast Ep 15 – WaPo Polling Manager on Redskins Poll; Vox.com Producer on Legendary Hip Hop Lyricism; Cincinnati Zoo Animals at Reds Games

#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

LISTEN to the complete #SuitUP Podcast here:


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Baylor University investigated itself, and we await further fallout. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY)

Why college football fans will forget about the transgressions of Ole Miss and Baylor the next time the two teams play August 2020 and what it means for college athletics

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful opening argument on the state of college athletics based on the recent scandals appearing to rock the campuses of Ole Miss and Baylor and how they don’t really move the needle for most fans unless fans hold NCAA member institutions accountable.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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The Washington Post released a poll that has caused controversy. It would have done so no mater which way it came out. (Photo: NFL/Washington Redskins)

Washington Post Polling Manager explains polling methodology of controversial Post poll revealing 9 out of 10 Native Americans not being offended by Washington team name “Redskins”

Exavier  discusses with Scott Clement, Polling Manager for The Washington Post what steps the Post took to acquire data from the Native American community. Clement also explains why the Post’s poll is unrelated to Redskins owner Daniel Snyder  and NFL corporate interests, as is claimed in a statement in response to the poll by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA).


FRESH ‘N’ CLEAN

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MF Doom is one of the greatest hip hop lyricists of all time and is worth studying. (Photo: MF Doom)

Rapping deconstructed – Lyricism from A+ to YZ

Exavier talks with Vox.com web producer Estelle Caswell and hip hop lyricist expert Martin Connor on a video Vox.com created deconstructing the lyrics of some of the best rhymers in hip hop history. Kurtis Blow, Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar were studied by the video. Exavier chops it up over which artists the video forgot and the discussion goes in depth on how hip hop lyricism can be studied along classical music.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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Cincinnati Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in America. The death of gorilla Harambe brings into question of whether the Cincinnati Reds baseball organization should remain neutral or go through several events with the zoo on June 6th at the zoo or at the Great American Ballpark where the Reds play June 27th (Photo: Cincinnati Zoo)

Why the Cincinnati Reds should seriously consider postponing June events with the Cincinnati Zoo

Exavier explores the history of the purpose of zoos, connects zoo’s modern evolution to the death of an endangered gorilla at the zoo, and why that death brings into question the fallout for the Cincinnati Reds involvement with the zoo so soon after the tragic incident.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Lords of the Underground – Chief Rocka
Method Man and Redman – Y.O.U. 
Mic Geronimo – Master I.C.
Apache – Gangsta B!+c#
MF Doom – Accordian
Oukast – Fresh and Clean
The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
Eric B. & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
Eminem – Stan
Eminem – Lose Yourself
Black Star (featuring Mos Def & Talib Kweli) – Defintion
Mos Def (featuring Slick Rick) – Auditorium
UGK (featuring Three Six Mafia) – International Players Anthem
Jay – Z (featuring Bun B) – Big Pimpin’
MF Doom – Great Day
MF Doom – Raid
Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortis
Nas – Nas Is Like
The Roots – Concerto of the Desperado
Ghostface Killa – Poisonous Darts
Aesop Rock – Dorks
Jean Grae – Style Wars
Mobb Deep (featuring Lil’ Kim) – Quiet Storm
Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything
2 Chainz – No Lie
Kanye West – Runaway
Group Home – Livin’ Proof
Little Brother – Still Lives Through
Pete Rock (featuring Kurupt & Inspector Deck) – Tru Master
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend) – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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Get notified of every new Exavier Pope post by hitting the button that says “Follow” on the right side of your screen (or bottom if you’re reading on your mobile phone) that says “Follow Exavier Pope via Email.”


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 13 – Cleats, Crimes, and Life

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LISTEN to the FULL #SuitUP Podcast here:

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field for the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

 


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith (Photo: New Orleans Saints)



Why road rage crimes resulting in Will Smith’s death could happen to anyone

Exavier  discusses the alarming statistics of aggressive driving, road rage, and how the circumstances surrounding the death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is a common human experience that could happen to anyone.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Hall of Fame NBA player and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley joined CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield to discuss sports and politics, including thoughts on NBA moving the 2017 NBA All Star Game due to North Carolina’s new law banning Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ anit-discrimination ordaninance. (Photo: Screenshot CNN)

Why North Carolina is getting a Crying Jordan meme if it loses 2017 NBA All Star Game

Exavier is joined by Omnisports assistant edior Travis Durkee on the mood in the city of Charlotte afterthe region’s almost wins in championship games and possibly losing the 2017 NBA All Star Game for the state banning the city’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination ordinance.


 

 

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NFL Senior Vice President of Health Safety and Policy Jeff Miller is questioned before Congress March 14, 2016. (Photo: Screenshot)

NFL admission on connection between NFL and CTE’s impact on youth sports

Exavier talks to New York Times sports business reporter Ken Belson, who wrote an article comparing NFL’s admission of connection of CTE and football to big tobacco in the 80s. That article was criticized by the NFL and they asked for a retraction by the New York Times. This exclusive interview happened right after the article was printed.


 

 

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San Francisco Giants World Series MVP winning pitcher Madison Baumgarner is a noted smokeless tobacco user. Recent local bans in MLB parks are creating a quandary with the current MLB collective bargaining agreement with the league and its players union. (Photo: Fox Sports)

Why smokeless tobacco ban threatens MLB’s longstanding labor peace

Exavier discusses with Associate Professor for Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and Legal Analyst for FanGraphs Nathaniel Grow the problems facing Major League Baseball and MLB Player’s Association with smokeless tobacco bans across the country, how the current class action against MLB by minor league players could impact smaller market teams competing, and the MLB settling a gender discrimination lawsuit.


 

 

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Fantasy sports ads seemed to be peppered everywhere (seen here at Boston’s South Station) until states begin weighing in on weither the activity is legal or not. (Phot0: Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Fantasy Football regulatory activity heats up in various states across the country

Exavier speaks with sports betting writer for Legal Sports Report Dustin Gouker on the flurry of activity picking up the last two weeks in New York, Illinois, Maryland, and Tennessee over the legality of not only daily fantasy sports, but fantasy sports as a whole.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS 

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#BlackLivesMatter protestor Ashley Williams confronted Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton  during a February 26, 2016 fundraiser in South Carolina based on previous statements Clinton made on race and criminal justice. Renewed spotlight on those statements and her husband Bill Clinton signing into effect the 1994 Crime Bill have sparked intense discussion on the impact of the bill. (Photo: Screenshot)

“The Illmatic 1994 Crime Bill”

#BestDressedManInRadio gives a compelling closing argument on how the year of 1994 shaped the politics, sports, music, his life, and urban society.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist is dedicated to the dearly departed legendary member of A Tribe Called Quest Phife Dawg. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
A Tribe Called Quest – We Can Get Down
Phife – Melody Adonis
A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
A Tribe Called Quest – The Hop
Phife – Beats, Rhymes, and Phife
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight
A Tribe Called Quest – FInd A Way
A Tribe Called Quest (feauring Leaders of the New School) – Scenario (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go
Public Enemy – Shut Em Down (Remix)
Nas – NY State of Mind
Nas – Memory Lane
Nas – Halftime
Nas – One Love
Nas – Represent
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell
Nas – The World Is Yours
Nas – Life’s a B*+c#
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed to digital pieces for CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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Get notified of every new Exavier Pope post by hitting the button that says “Follow” on the right side of your screen (or bottom if you’re reading on your mobile phone) that says “Follow Exavier Pope via Email.”


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#SuitUP Podcast: Ep. 12 – Why NASCAR events could turn into Donald Trump rallies

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Subscribe to the #SuitUP Podcast’s RSS feed HERE

#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. We cover the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

LISTEN to the complete #SuitUP Podcast here:

 


OPENING STATEMENTS

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President and Chief Executive Officer Brian France speaks at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. France and other top drivers Ryan Newman, Chase Elliott, and David Raganhave endorsed Donald Trump for president. (Photo: AP)

Why Brian France endorsing Donald Trump has turned NASCAR events into a Donald Trump rally

Exavier  discusses  why the recent presidential endorsement of NASCAR’s chief executive Brian France at a time where the sport is attempting to appeal to a more diverse audience sends a horrible message and can make NASCAR events hostile for those who attend.

 


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Former Duke University lacrosse players Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty, and Reade Seligmann applaud on April 11, 2007 after all criminal chargers were dismissed alleging sexual assault against a former stripper Crystal Mangum at a party on the campus of the university. (Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

 

Why 10th anniversary of the Duke Lacrosse Scandal will never give complete story

Exavier is joined by New York Times bestselling author of Duke Lacrosse scandal book “The Price of Silence” William D. Cohan to discuss how ESPN initially optioned his book to base their new 30 for 30 documentary “Fantastic Lies” but instead eschewed his material, and why no one will ever know the real story behind the scandal.


EX and OHs

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Johnny Manziel, pictured above wipes his brow after a poor performance in a 2015 contest. After recent off the field transgressions his now former team, the Cleveland Browns cut him. He has now cleared waivers as of this podcast. (Photo: Uncredited)

Johnny Manziel cut concludes one massive mistake by Cleveland Browns

Exavier is joined by New York Times bestselling author, Fox reporter, and author of new book The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks Bruce Feldman to discuss the massive mistake the Cleveland Browns made in drafting the now cut Johnny Manziel. Feldman also discusses the prospect of another Ohio related athlete, Cardale Jones and his prospect in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.


REDIRECT

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Republican governor of Ohio and GOP candidate for president John Kasich stands with The Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer. The Kasich campaign released a video of the coach endorsing him, telling him to “win the darn thing.” (Photo: Screenshot)

 

Why Urban Meyer’s endorsement of John Kasich will win Kasich only one state, Ohio

Exavier is joined by Sporting News College Football Editor Ken Bradley on the impact the popular coach will have on the GOP presidential primary.

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Former Buffalo Bills tight end Tim Euhus was not only tackled by this New England Patriots defender. His health care was tackled off it until he received care under ACA. (Photo: Uncredited)

 

Former Buffalo Bills receiver runs out of health care options until Obamacare

Exavier is joined by former Buffalo Bills tight end and Oregon State assistant Tim Euhus to discuss his preexisting conditions of injuries sustained in the NFL preventing him from getting affordable, quality health insurance for him, his wife, and his four children until he was able to get help under the Affordable Care Act.


FRESH ‘N’ CLEAN

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Kristine Nelson (Dolly Gallagher Levi) and Allen Gilmore (Horace Vandergelder) star in The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (March 5-April 10, 2016) GoodmanTheatre.com/Matchmaker

 

Goodman Theatre’s The Matchmaker’s Allen Gilmore shares the stage with #BestDressedManOnTV 

2015 was a big year for Allen Gilmore. Looks like 2016 is even bigger. Allen Gilmore stars in Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker at Goodman Theatre, directed Henry Wishcamper. Gilmore discusses how he transforms for every role and why he is satisfied with being solely a theatre actor.

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#BestDressedManOnTV Exavier Pope and Allen Gilmore for #SuitUP EXtra! (Phot0: @exavierpope)

 

SuitUP EXtra! 

Pick up an accessory stand alone separate from the main #SuitUP Podcast! After Allen Gilmore’s interview, Exaver ventured outside Goodman Theatre for pictures and additional conversation under the backdrop of Chicago’s Loop with busy traffic and L trains buzzing.


 CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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Donald Trump once had a stake in the now defunct USFL and led charge to sue the NFL to force a merger between the two leagues. (Photo: Uncredited)

 

“The Donald Loses, Loses, Loses to the NFL”

#BestDressedManInRadio gives a compelling closing argument why Donald Trump running for president could go the route of the USFL.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
INI (featuring Pete Rock) – Fakin’ Jax
Little Brother (featuring Elzhi) – Hiding Place 
Souls of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up
KRS One – Outta Here
The Ohio State University Marching Band – The Ohio State University Fight Song
Afu Ra – Defeat
Artifacts – Art of Facts
Cam’ron – Down and Out
Tela (featuring 8 Ball and MJG) – Sho Nuff 
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebaum
Ghostface – Camay
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 11 – Erin Andrews is a heroine

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. From the suits off the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes, we’re bringing the heat and slicing it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

LISTEN to the complete #SuitUP Podcast here:

 


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Erin Andrews cries during an emotional testimony in her trial in Nashville versus owners and managers of Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. (Screenshot)

 

Erin Andrews is a heroine

Exavier  discusses the Erin Andrews trial against Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University’s owners West End Hotel Partners and its management company Windsor Capital.


SIDEBAR

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Former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf recited Muslim prayers during games as a Denver Nugget in the early to mid 90s. (Photo Uncredited)

Why Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is no Steph Curry

Recently Hall of Fame player Oscar Robertson criticized Golden State Warriors superstar guard Steph Curry. Knicks front office Zenmaster Phil Jackson compared Curry to former Nuggets sharpshooting guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Exavier explains here why those comparisons couldn’t be further from the truth.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro intro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

#SuitUP Podcast: Ep. 10 – The Life of Pablo, the man who brought down FIFA, and Obama bringing Cuban baseball players back to Cuba

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. From the suits off the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes, we’re bringing the heat and slicing it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.

LISTEN to the complete #SuitUP Podcast here:

 


OPENING STATEMENTS

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Cuban president Raul Castro shakes hands with US President Barack Obama during a meeting at the 70th session of United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 (Photo: Getty Images) 

Why President Obama should bring Cuban baseball players on his historic trip to Cuba

Exavier  discusses the thawing of United States relationship with Cuba, the president’s historic visit to Cuba in March, the validity of Cuban American Republicans’ opposition to the move, and why Obama should use defected Cuban Major League Baseball players to diffuse the politics behind the visit. 


DIRECT EXAMINATION

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Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer, as seen here in a FIFA press conference prior to his ouster, was the central figure the FBI used to investigate FIFA, leading the US Department of Justice indictments against top ranking FIFA officials and marketing executives. (Photo: Getty Images)

The man who brought down the house of red cards at FIFA

Until now the public was oblivious as to who and what lead to top ranking officials in soccer’s powerful governing body  and marketing executives being charged by the United States Department of Justice. ESPN the Magazine got to the bottom of it, and Exavier speaks with Senior Writer at the Mag and ESPN.com Brett Forrest who was part of the investigative reporting leading to this incredible story on the scandal rocking the soccer world.


FRESH ‘N’ CLEAN

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Kanye West is in just as much awe of himself as fans were at Yeezy Season 3 presentation and The Life of Pablo listening session February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Life of Pablo, the genius of Kanye West, and ranking Kanye West albums

Kanye West’s 7th solo full length release “The Life of Pablo” was released this week and everyone had something to say about it. USA Today’s For the Win senior editor and culture editor Nate Scott joined #BestDressedManOnTV to break it down, discuss the genius that is Kanye West, plus describe where he thinks TLOP fits in West’s discography.


 CLOSING ARGUMENT

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Chicago Mayor Emanuel, right, shakes hands with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, center, after an announcement of Johnson and his business partner investing $10 million in a summer jobs program in Chicago for at-risk youth. (Photo: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)

“Bringing Magic to the streets of Chicago”

#BestDressedManInRadio gives a compelling closing argument why the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago owe hall of fame NBA player, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Earvin “Magic” Johnson a debt of gratitude during troubled political and financial times facing the city and state.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Fat Joe featuring Nas, Big Pun, Jadakiss & Raekwon – John Blaze
Nas – Blaze a 50
Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands, Part I
Kanye West – Father Stretch My Hands, Part II
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down/Pete Rock Remix (Regular Closing Argument intro)
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro intro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

 

#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 9 – Why Cam Newton should be more like Peyton Manning

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. From the suits off the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes, we’re bringing the heat and slicing it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast above with the entire listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

Cam Ali

Cam Newton poses in front of a photograph of Muhammad Ali while lashing back at critics of his actions during and immediately after Super Bowl 50. (Photo: Cam Newton)

Why Cam Newton should be more like Peyton Manning

Exavier opens discusses the differences to how Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Carolina Panther signal called Cam Newton handled the big stage of the Super Bowl. #BestDressedManOnTV takes those differences and cites how Cam Netwon can be more like Peyton Manning.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston breaks past a defender  on a touchdown carry. (Photo: The Associated Press)

Florida State’s bizarre lawsuit settlement involving  Jameis Winston sexual assault allegations

Florida State University just settled for almost $1 million a Title IX lawsuit brought by a former student who alleged then quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her. Tampa Bay Times reporter Matt Matt joins #BestDressedManOnTV to discuss the bizarre terms of the settlement, local fan opinion of Winston, and three other court cases coming out of the alleged incident.


SIDEBAR

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Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury standing on the back of one of his female students to help her deepen her pose. (Photo: Bikram Choudhury)

Is hot yoga going down dog? Yoga world takes heat after Bikram yoga founder loses nearly $1 million sexual assault related lawsuit

Popular yoga guru Bikram Choudhury is not resting in chavasana pose these days. Yoga studios are changing the Bikram name all over the country after a Choudhury lost a whopping near $1 million jury verdict involving sexual allegations. Yoganonymous editor Sara Fruman chats with #BestDressedManOnTV to discuss the allegations and the future of hot yoga.


RAISING THE BAR

Sarah

Sarah Ames in Antartica with all of the national flags where she ran the World Marathon Challenge. (Photo: Sarah Ames)

Lawyer runs 7 marathons on all 7 continents in just 7 days for charity

#BestDressedManOnTV interviews Sarah Ames, one of only 4 women to complete the grueling World Marathon Challenge. Each participant started in Antartica and had to run 7 marathons on all 7 continents in 7 days. Ames describes her journey, why she was inspired to bring awareness to a charity in Ethiopia.


 CLOSING ARGUMENT

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“Flint is drinking from the Bey”

Is the Super Bowl the proper venue to make a political statement? #BestDressedManInRadio gives a compelling closing argument why the Super Bowl is the perfect time for one.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (regular Opening Statements intro)
The Jerky Boys – Pablo Honey
Rick Ross and Jay-Z – The Devil is a Lie
Jay Z and R. Kelly – Best of Both Worlds
DJ Dave and Barney Kook– Yoga Girl
Janelle Monae and Jidenna – Yoga
KRS-One – Higher Level (regular Raising the Bar intro)
The Pharcyde/Jay Dilla – Runnin’
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down/Pete Rock Remix (Regular Closing Argument intro)
Rick Ross – Magnificent (regular outro intro)
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)


Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

#SuitUP Podcast: Ep. 8 – We like our sports “a little fixed”

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories not seen anywhere. From the suits off the suits off the field for that guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes, we’re brining the heat and slicing it like deli meat!

This week’s #SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast above with the entire listening experience, the three piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


Opening Statements

Australian Open

Crowds gather to watch opening round of Australian Open. (Photograph: Chine Nouvelle/Rex Features)

Match-Fixing in Tennis/Pete Rose to Reds Hall of Fame

Exavier opens discusses our love for drama in sport, stating “we like our sports a little fixed.” #BestDressedManOnTV calls the tennis match-fixing scandal where as many as 8 players in the Australian Open may have ties to taking money to swing gambling lines in matches as “The Black Sox of Tennis.”

Exavier also states Pete Rose is eventually headed for the Hall of Fame.


Direct Examination

Andrew Brandt

TMMQ Columnist, NFL Business Analyst, former VP of Green Bay Packers, Director for Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University Andrew Brandt (Photo: Andrew Brandt)

Andrew Brandt

Former Vice President of Green Bay Packers, The Monday Morning Quarterback, NFL Business Analyst, and Director for Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova University Andrew Brandt suited up with #BestDressedManOnTV to discuss winners and losers in the Rams moving to Los Angeles, as well as the wider implication so daily fantasy sports, sportsbooks, gambling, and the difference between “good gambling” and “bad gambling”. Brandt provides a stunning prediction on whether Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers stay in their home markets as well as proposal for how the NFL can field a team in London.

Robert Raiola

Robert Raiola is the Sports and Entertainment Senior Group Manager at O’Connor Davies. – (Photo: Aaron Houston)

Robert Raiola 

The Sports and Entertainment Senior Group Manager at O’Connor Davies, LLP and celebrated “Sports Tax Man” provides insight on the tax implication of the rising baseball salaries in Major League Baseball, NFL and and NBA playing regular season games in London,  and daily fantasy sports big winners. Raiola says we should focus on the net salary, not gross to look at the value of contracts in pro sports. 


Sidebar

Evan Moore

DNAInfo.com Chicago and Shadow League writer Evan F. Moore (Photo: Evan F. Moore)

Evan F. Moore

DNAInfo.com Chicago and Shadow League writer Evan F. Moore joined #BestDressedManOnTV to explore race, sports and society in all four major sports during this MLK week and ahead of Black History Month. From Evander Kane v. Patrick Kane in NHL, minority head coaches, Cam Newton, and the impact of Solider Field protests in the NFL, the future of African American players in MLB, and how LeBron James and Tamir Rice in the NBA.


 Closing Argument

Kentucky Colonels vs Spirits of St. Louis

ABA Basketball: Spirits of St. Louis Marvin Barnes (24) in action vs Kentucky Colonels at Riverfront Coliseum. Cincinnati, OH 12/2/1975  (Photo by Manny Millan /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

“The Spirt in St. Louis”

#BestDressedManinRadio gives a spectacular close comparing the lost lesson by the city of St. Louis vs. The Spirits of St. Louis ABA team, and how cities can use the Spirits of St. Louis model to discourage teams from bolting to other markets.


#SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidena –  Classic Man (Show’s regular intro)
Black Moon – Got Ya Opin (Used in regular Opening Statements)
Beanie Sigel – Mack  (Regular Opening Statements intro)
Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar – No More Parties in LA 
Future – Perkys Ceiling 
Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
Kanye West – Real Friends
Martin Luther King, Jr. – How Long, Not Long (Speech)
Fela Kuti – Water No Enemy
Nas, AZ, Nature, Foxy Brown – Affirmative Action 
Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down/Pete Rock Remix (Regular Closing Argument intro)
Rick Ross – Magnificent
The Roots –Do You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)


Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and a contributing writer and host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast distributed through Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.

#SuitUP Podcast: Episode 7 – Rams move to Los Angeles is Fan’s Fault and the Hypocrisy of Vontaze Burfict Criticism

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#SuitUP is a news magazine program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports hottest topics with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories.

This week’s #SuitUP Podcast is all about the NFL:

Opening Statements

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Cincinnati Bengals Vontaze Burfict (55) hits Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown (84) on Jan. 9, 2016. (Photo: Aaron Doster, USA TODAY Sports)

Exavier opens with a powerful statement about MMQB’s Peter King’s open letter to players, Vontaze Burfict, and the hypocrisy of criticism.


Direct Examination

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Raiders safety Larry Asante (Photo: Tony Gonzalez, Oakland Raiders)

 

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Author, Motivational Speaker, Spelman Professor Ja’el The Great (Photo: Ja’el The Great)

Larry Asante/Ja’el The Great 

Oakland Raider safety Larry Asante discusses the impact on a Raiders bid to Los Angles has on players as well as how the NFL’s “No More” campaign affects him raising a new daughter. He is joined by his friend, author, motivational speaker, and Spelman College professor Ja’el The Great on how her new book has impacted that relationship. Asante also discusses the part of the Steelers v. Bengals game that was not shown that would have put game in a more positive light.


 

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Jarrett Payton, co-host Josh Frydman, and Exavier Pope discussing a segment on CLTV SportsFeed (Photo: WGN/CLTV)

Jarrett Payton

Host of CLTV SportsFeed, former Tennessee Titans runningback, and son of the late NFL Hall of Fame great Walter Payton, Jarrett Payton discusses his role in the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Awards presented during the Super Bowl, breaks down the Vontaze Burfict hit and guesses lines on the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.


Sidebar

Jills

NFL Cheerleaders Buffalo Jills during a game versus Washington. (Photo: Rick Stewart, Getty Images)

Exavier breaks down the impact of the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders being allowed to proceed as a class action against the team for unfair treatment.


Fresh and Clean

Marina Trainwreck

Marina Franklin and another actor in a scene from Amy Schumer’s movie “Trainwreck” (Photo: Universal Pictures/Apatow Productions)

Marina Franklin

Comedian, host of “Girls Like Us” Podcast, and star in Amy Schumer movie featuring LeBron James “Trainwreck” gives her hilarious non-fan take on New York sports including Tom Coughlin leaving the Giants, Odell Beckham fighting Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, and Alex Rodriguez cheating. She also discusses her love for  dating white guys, and her quest to find a man.


Closing Argument 

Rams

Renderings for new stadium in Los Angeles for the Rams. (Manica Architecture)

Exavier challenges fans in cities who let their teams bolt for greener pastures, such as the Rams move back to Los Angeles.

 

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, and yogi. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is also a contributing writer and host the “Radical Inspiration Podcast” with Wanderlust/Yoganonymous. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group

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#SuitUP Podcast: Episode 6

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#SuitUP is a news magazine program that covers the business, law, and wider societal perspectives behind sports hottest topics with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories.

This week’s #SuitUP Podcast:

Opening Statements

Ravens

Baltimore Center Jeremy Zuttah #53 of the Baltimore Ravens laying injured serves a metaphor for the collective mood of the city of Baltimore. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

 

On “Opening Statements” #BestDressedManinRadio Exavier Pope discusses the somber mood on and off the field in Baltimore after  poor seasons by the Baltimore Ravens and the mistrial in the death of Freddie Gray.

 

Direct Examination

Harvey

Hosea Harvey, Temple University Beasley School of Law professor and youth sports law expert (Photo: Temple U.)

In “Direct Examination” #BestDressedMain Radio Exavier Pope always drives hard into the paint to get into the teeth of an issue. Exavier discusses recent lawsuits against youth and high school athletic associations and the challenge of passing comprehensive legislation protection youth and high school football.

Jason Cato, Reporter for Pittsburgh Gazette Review and Hosea Harvey, associate professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law and youth sports law expert join Exavier to break it all down.

 

Sidebar

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Katie Barnes, espnW and feministing.com contributor (Photo:@katie_barnes3)

The “Sidebar” segment on #SuitUP Podcast is about having real conversation people should be having out in the open. This Sidebar Exavier Pope is joined by espnW and feministing.com contributor Katie Barnes to talk about the connection between tennis star Serena Williams winning Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, US women’s soccer legend Amy Wambach retiring, and former NBA guard Gilbert Arenas’ comments on the looks of WNBA players.

 

Closing Arguments

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The mic drop segment “Closing Arguments” Exavier discusses why we should at the very least challenge Tom Brady’s public praising of GOP candidate for president Donald Trump during election season (Note: Tom Brady has not formally endorsed Donald Trump for President).

 

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

© 2015, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq.

Follow Me on Twitter: @exavierpope

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#SuitUP Podcast – Ep.5

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Listen to #SuitUP Podcast on exavierpope.com and #BestDressedPodcast Network on Soundcloud and iTunes!

This week’s #SuitUP Podcast

New York legislature taking a smart approach to legalizing daily fantasy sports

The real outcome of former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian suing USC

NHL expanding to Las Vegas strip

MLS expands to South Beach

Will Smith’s “Concussion” movie and how the NFL has responded on the field during games

Michael Vick lobbies Congress to help dogs

NFL stadium security in light of Paris and San Bernadino, racial profiling, and gun control

Sports is a business. Let’s talk about it.


 

Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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#SuitUP Podcast: University of Missouri Black Law Student President says more difficult for black law students to speak out

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#‎SuitUP‬ Podcast airs on the newly launched #‎BestDressedPodcast‬ Network and has made an immediate splash!

OPENING STATEMENTS

This week’s podcast the #BestDressedManInRadio discusses why college athletes such as black football players at University of Missouri are part of the millenials shifting political and economical power for their generation and why the NCAA and Power 5 Conferences must prepare for the inevitable.

“The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players. #ConcernedStudent1950 GP” – Tweet attached to this picture of University of Missouri Gary Pinkel and his football team. (Photo/@GaryPinkel)


President, Black Law Students Association, University of Missouri School of Law Christopher Hamm (Photo/LinkedIn)

President, Black Law Students Association, University of Missouri School of Law Christopher Hamm (Photo/LinkedIn)

ON THE FIELD
University of Missouri

Exavier Pope sits down with the President of University of Missouri Black Law Student Association Christopher Hamm. Hamm discusses why there was a disconnect between law students and the #ConcernedStudent1950 and Mizzou football player movement and the challenges of black law students to speaking up on wider issues on campus.


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

© 2015, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq.

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#SuitUP Podcast: Why Thabo Sefolosha is a Civil Rights Hero, Interview with Freehand Profit

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#‎SuitUP‬ Podcast airs on the newly launched #‎BestDressedPodcast‬ Network and has made an immediate splash!

Atlanta Hawks Thabo Sefolosha, leaves a courthouse in New York. (AP/Craig Ruttle)

Atlanta Hawks Thabo Sefolosha, leaves a courthouse in New York. (AP/Craig Ruttle)


OPENING STATEMENTS

This week’s podcast the #BestDressedManinRadio discusses why Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha is civil rights hero for suing NYPD for breaking his leg. Exavier then encourages Milwaukee Bucks big man John Henson to follow in his footsteps versus a jewelry store Henson alleges discriminated against him.


FRESH AND CLEAN

#SuitUP Podcast’s “Fresh and Clean” segment sets trends with blazing guests and conversations about style, music, culture, and creativity. #BestDressedManinRadio brings on Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit, a skyrocketing emerging artist who creates gas masks out of classic sneakers. Lockwood discusses his process to create masks, how hip hop and sneaker culture influenced his artwork, and how biters of his style are misleading corporations to put industry dollars behind the wrong artists.

Fire Red IV Mask. Created in 2013 from a single pair of Air Jordan “Fire Red” IVs, it was one of the first sneaker masks that isn’t a gas mask and has an Iron Man inspiration. (Photo: Gary Lockwood)



Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

© 2015, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq.

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#SuitUP Podcast – Why Milwaukee Bucks John Henson should sue jewelry store that racially profiled him

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#‎SuitUP‬ Podcast airs on the newly launched #‎BestDressedPodcast‬ Network and has made an immediate splash!

This podcast #BestDressedManinRadio gives his Opening Statements on why Milwaukee Bucks player John Henson should sue the jewelry store he alleges racially discriminated against him. The store owner has already apologized. Listen and hear why Exavier thinks an apology isn’t enough.


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes talks w/ Exavier Pope on #SuitUP Podcast on her historic 5 year journey

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Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes (Photo/AP -Charlie Riedel)

Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes

Adventurer and Human Rights Advocate

Bethany discusses on the “Raising the Bar” segment her soon to be embarked on journey that will make her the first woman in recorded history to travel the Americas from Argentina to Alaska by non-motorized means. She talks her motivation on taken on such an “audacious” goal and how the trip aims to impact women not only inspirationally, but practically on the ground in each nation she touches. Visit gofundme.com/her-odyssey to learn more.

#SuitUP is a news magazine program that covers the business and law behind sports hottest topics with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories.

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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GQ Style Writer Jake Woolf Interview w/ Exavier Pope on #SuitUP Podcast – 6 Tips to Coordinate a Tie and Pocket Square

GQ style writer Jake Woolf

GQ style writer Jake Woolf

Picking the proper tie and pocket square combo can make it a challenge to “coordinate”

GQ stylist writer Jake Woolf joined the #SuitUP Podcast on the #BestDressedPodcast Network to discuss dos and don’ts:

  1. Do not look so “matchy-matchy” all of the time and wear “box set” tie and pocket square combinations.

  2. Do not wear colors that do not appear in nature. Colors that are “radioactive” or “nuclear” are a no-no.

  3. Play with mixtures of patterns, textures, colors, and scale. A degree in color theory are not necessary.

  4. Use colors that compliment, not are exact.

  5. It’s about feel over time and cool for personal style.

  6. Do not wear shiny, synthetic fabrics.

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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NFLPA’s George Atallah Interview w/ Exavier Pope on #SuitUP Podcast

NFLPA Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs

NFLPA Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs

The NFLPA has grown mightily since its inception in 1956.

NFLPA Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs joined the #SuitUP Podcast on the #BestDressedPodcast Network to discuss a variety of issues.

  1. On DeflateGate and vindication of union being initially criticized for defending New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady:

“It proved the merits of our case were strong. Most people looked at the case and looked at the high judicial standards of overturning arbitrations opposed to the merits of the Brady case itself.”

  1. NFLPA vs NFL in court battling over the 2011 league’s collective bargaining agreement:

“Alot of things have changed since 2011…collective bargaining is an ongoing process… It’s a mistake to look at the CBA as a set in stone, inflexible document.”

  1. On the NFLPA grievance vs. the NFL on the alleged unilateral change in the personal conduct policy:

“We much rather have a situation where we negotiated with the league on a new personal conduct policy that was tough, transparent, and fair of everyone in the league. We don’t want want to be in a constant grievance and constant court cases…on the basic standards of due process and fairness…the ball is in their court at this point.”

  1. On little known NFLPA, Inc., the for-profit arm of NFLPA:

“There is a dedicated staff of 40-50 to maximize” the ability of NFL players to have a unique way to expand players’ brands.

  1. On a philosophy degree shaping how he deals with NFLPA issues and the impact of social meda:

“It is easy to be dragged into the tweet-by-tweet analysis…it helps to give me a guide to the big picture. You go back to guiding principles instead of episodes.”

  1. On the NFLPA’s evolution in protecting players over the years:

“Starting with the 2011 agreement, we revolutionized the way we deal with former players.”

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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Marc Edelman Interview w/ Exavier Pope on #SuitUP Podcast – “NFL did not jump the gun” on fantasy sports

Forbes sports business contributor Marc Edelman (Photo: SportsJudge.com)

Forbes sports business contributor Marc Edelman (Photo: SportsJudge.com)

Fantasy sports explosion has gone unchecked until the recent insider trader scandal rocked the industry.

Sports sports business contributor Marc Edelman joined the #SuitUP Podcast to break down the scandal.

Edelman stated it was “well known” in the “fantasy sports community” employees of DraftKings and FanDuel played daily fantasy sports on one another’s sites and found it “astounding” MLB were unaware.

A DraftKings employee won $350,000 on FanDuel’s website.

Edelman explained how Major League Baseball’s infusion of capital impacted DraftKing and the fantasy sports industry after an infusion of private equity.

“DraftKings would have never been able to catapult itself into number 2 without Major League Baseball,” according to Edelman.

Sports leagues and networks have invested in fantasy sports, but the league that would benefit the most did not invest to NFL. “NFL did not jump the gun on this,” Edelman described.

On fantasy sports as gambling, Edelman explained laws are being applied game to game and state to state to eliminate the element of chance to distinguish it from skill based gambling games such as poker.

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressedPodcast Network, or 528 Media Group. Marc Edelman is a consultant for a fantasy sports operator in litigation against DraftKings.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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Lawrence Taylor Interview w/ Exavier Pope on #SuitUP Podcast – “Fun and football can spell disaster if you don’t do it right”

Lawrence Taylor, Realtor Dwayne Hirsh, and Exavier Pope discuss over cigars LT's dominant football career and the business of the game. (Photo: Thuzio)

Lawrence Taylor, Realtor Dwayne Hirsh, and Exavier Pope discuss over cigars LT’s dominant football career and the business of the game. (Photo: Thuzio)

Lawrence Taylor has every reason to believe the modern NFL is different from his day.

The Hall of Fame linebacker was one of the bigger marketing names in his playing day, and even with the forays into commentating, wrestling, exhibition boxing, and other ventures there are for more opportunities.

“Fun and football can spell disaster if you don’t do it right,” LT explained about his penchant for the night life during his playing days and potential impact of social media.

Taylor believes his star in the modern game would lead to a signing bonus being “Giants and Taylor Stadium” due to the large increase in salaries in the NFL.

Lawrence Taylor didn’t believes the NFL was not as strong as it is today. “Gene Upshaw rest his soul, but he didn’t fight as hard for players as the union does today.”

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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#SuitUP Podcast Episode 2: Hall of Fame Linebacker Lawrence Taylor, Forbes’ Marc Edelman, NFLPA’s George Atallah, Explorer Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes

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#‎SuitUP‬ Podcast airs on the newly launched #‎BestDressedPodcast‬ Network and has made an immediate splash!

This episode’s show #BestDressedManinRadio talks to:

Lawrence Taylor, Realtor Dwayne Hirsh, and Exavier Pope discuss over cigars LT's dominant football career and the business of the game. (Photo: Thuzio)

Lawrence Taylor, Realtor Dwayne Hirsh, and Exavier Pope discuss over cigars LT’s dominant football career and the business of the game. (Photo: Thuzio)

Lawrence (“LT”) Taylor
Hall of Fame linebacker

LT and I discuss the how the business of football has impacted players, from increased revenues, higher scrutiny, and labor representation.


Forbes sports business contributor Marc Edelman (Photo: SportsJudge.com)

Forbes sports business contributor Marc Edelman (Photo: SportsJudge.com)

Marc Edelman
Forbes Magazine sports business contributor

Marc Edelman breaks down the insider trading scandal affecting Fan Duel and Draft Kings, how corporate and networks are handling the scandal after the explosion of daily fantasy sports, and how fantasy sports is being regulating in relation to gambling.


NFLPA Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs

NFLPA Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs George Atallah (Photo: Associated Press)

George Atallah
Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs
National Football League Player Association

George Atallah talks with Exavier about the ongoing grievance filed against the National Football League by the NFLPA alleging the NFL unilaterally changed the league’s personal conduct policy in the wake of the rash of off the field arrests of players for domestic violence and sexual assault. Atallah also talks about impact of DeflateGate and how the NFLPA, Inc. for-profit arm aims to maximize off the field revenue for players.


GQ style writer Jake Woolf

GQ style writer Jake Woolf (Photo: GQ)

Jake Woolf
GQ style writer

Jake Woolf joins the #BestDressedManInRadio Fresh and Clean Segment to talk about his article “3 Reasons to Never Match Your Tie and Pocket Square” and how gentlemen can up their suit game with subtle tips.


Bethany

Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes (Photo/AP -Charlie Riedel)

Bethany “Fidgit” Hughes
Adventurer and Human Rights Advocate

Bethany discusses on the “Raising the Bar” segment her soon to be embarked on journey that will make her the first woman in recorded history to travel the Americas from Argentina to Alaska by non-motorized means. She talks her motivation on taken on such an “audacious” goal and how the trip aims to impact women not only inspirationally, but practically on the ground in each nation she touches.

#SuitUP is a news magazine program that covers the business and law behind sports hottest topics with style, pop culture, and positive sports stories.

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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#SuitUP Podcast – Episode 1 (Guests: Dan Wolken, Myron Medcalfe, Dave Zirin)

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‪#‎SuitUP‬ has relaunched as a podcast as on my‪#‎BestDressedPodcast‬ Network! This first show I discuss Derrick Rose in my Opening Statements, then I am joined by USA TODAY college football reporter Dan Wolken to discuss Notre Dame and the College Football Playoff,Myron Medcalf college basketball reporter from ESPN to dig into the SMU and Larry Brown scandal, and finally The Nation Magazine sports editor and XM/Sirius host of Edge of Sports Dave Zirin to talk about the connection between Jonathan Papelbon choking Bryce Harper and Latrell Sprewell as well as his inspiring story on a Rwandan cyclist becoming the first of her country to compete internationally.

Dan Wolken

Dan Wolken

Myron Medcalf

Myron Medcalf

Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including: international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio; contributed digitally to CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates. All opinions expressed are those solely of Mr. Pope.

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