Dale Hansen is a legend in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I’ve heard our editor emeritus Kenny Masenda speak about the man in an almost fatherly fashion, as his words have rained down on sports fans heads for decades as a broadcaster and journalist. Recently, he gave the world his take on the “White Power” signs that appeared at a Texas high school basketball game last week.
Their ignorance perpetuates the stereotype of all of us in Texas as a racist, ignorant people. But that ignorance will be replaced someday by the wisdom they learn when they live in the real world, when they meet people that don’t look like them, that didn’t grow up like they did, the people that make this life worth living. They will change, not all of them, it never is. But they will change. — Dale Hansen
Take three minutes of your day and listen to Hansen’s full soliloquy, and enjoy your pertinent reading material below on our Starting Lineups.
There’s Nothing Wrong With Quitting: The great Free Darko explains why Larry Sanders had to quit the NBA.
Jamaican Air Horns Time: Funk Flex apparently is a big NASCAR fan. ‘I’ve never been a Jeff Gordon fan. I think he’s boring.’ Well alright then.
No More Dunking? SB Nation’s Tim Cato profiles Gerald Green as the Phoenix Suns’ swingman wants to be known for more than just dunking
AirBNB and the 2016 Olympics: The International Olympic Committee is considering offering a contract to the startup, which means we all might actually have a chance to go to Rio!
Our American Hero Might Be Washed Up: Hey guys, Tim Howard has sucked this season.
Mike Trout’s Kyrptonite: Interesting read by FanGraphs on what really keeps Mike Trout up at night. (Besides the fact that he’s in the running to be TSFJ’s 2015 Face of Major League Baseball! Want to win a free copy of MLB 15: The Show? Take our survey. Only takes 60 seconds!)
It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin! The Huffington Post exposes everyone’s favorite show, MTV’s Pimp My Ride, as that cotton candy machine in the trunk didn’t last too long.
A Beast Mode Biopic Is In The Works: And it stars….Marshawn Lynch? Sadly, this looks like it might be awful. I will still probably watch it.
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Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”