Brianna Baker is an HBCU Grad, basketball referee, master’s student, and future Sports Psychologist. Today we get into her perspective on the struggles that athletes experience as well as the negative side effects of fame, money, and everything in between. Let’s get into it!
Intro – Why sports psychology?
4:00 – Aaron Hernandez Documentary
8:25 – Fame Over Punishment
Domestic Violence Cases
Social Media Influence
Providing For Your Family
13:50 – Mental Health Issues in Sports
Delonte West’s Viral Video
17:45 – Player Pressure Points
Is Help Available?
23:45 – Enablers vs. Supporters
Choosing the Right Circle
28:00 – Do ALL Athletes Have Mental Health Issues?
Three of my best friends are Engineers so I’m used to that, but how many of us can say we are friends with a NFL Cheerleader? Well I have been following and supporting Candess Correll from the jump and we finally get to sit down and talk about her intense career as a Redskins Cheerleader and Software Engineer. She’s a young black woman first. Tune in with me & Let’s get into it!!!
This week I got to meet with Coach Jamil & Coach Eugene, 2/3 of the formula that makes a difference in the city through their CBN culture. We’re talking about the story behind the CBN brand, friendly competition in the community, the inner city youth, life as teachers and more. Tune in with me & Let’s get into it!!
Intro – The CBN Story
11:00 – Finding An IdentityAppealing to the Culture
Creating Experiences vs. Promoting Parties
17:00 – Friendly CompetitionSupporting Black Men in Fitness
Bridging The Gap & Giving Back
Feed The Block 2020
24:00 – Cutz 4 Kidz: The BarbershopHelping Kids in Need
Black People & Hair
Teaching Our Youth
30:00 – Black Father Figures in SchoolGrowing Up Fatherless
A Deeper Meaning
Raising Black Boys with Emotions
The Mindset of Inner City Students
37:45 – Expressions of a Black ManCrying in the Shower
For 23 years, the WNBA (aka “the W”) has been recognized as the Nation’s elite league for professional women’s basketball. Since its inception, the W has been known to face challenges with expansion, revenue, and more. But the game is changing and fast! On this episode we discuss a few key benefits in the new player contracts and how this major move will impact women in sports. Press Play & Let’s get into it!!!
Intro – Breaking News! 2020 CBA
New Money in the League
Are WNBA Stars Finished with Overseas?
9:30 – Recruiting Season
Impact on Coaches & Scouts
+ Player Interest in the Draft
League Schedule Placement
12:40 – Growth in Viewership
NBA Celebrity Row
WNBA Playoff Season
Why Not Have a Parade?
18:00 – Building The WNBA Brand
The Love of Competition
Pure Basketball Fans
Women Above the Rim
25:15 – Athletes vs. Gender
Coed Sports Competitions
Equality in the WNBA
30:00 – 2020 Season Outlook
Pushing The W Agenda
Higher Ratings = Bigger Fan Base
Sponsor Deals & Endorsements
The Sports Agent Game
37:00 – Quality of Talent
Community > Competition
Can NBA Players Be Marketing Tools for the League?
40:45 – Motherhood in the WNBA
New CBA Terms on Maternity Leave & Family Planning
Nursing in Training Camp?
Women Are Human First
46:20 – Considering LGBTQ+
A Different Path to Motherhood
Feminism vs. Basketball Culture
Diversity in the Locker Room
Reckless Romance at Work
50:50 – Better Business & Travel
Improved Player Experience
Entrepreneurs in the WNBA
New CBA Terms on Flights & Hotel Rooms for Players
Meet Jeanne-Marie Wilson, one of PG County’s finest, McDonald’s All-American nominee, First Team All-Met, and now on the coaching staff for Texas A&M University Commerce. The Lions are currently undefeated with a record of 14-0 as of 1/11 and ranked at #5 in the Nation.
Intro – Misconceptions in Women’s Basketball: Meet Coach J
Boxing is more than a fight, it’s a mentality! Shay and Damani stop by Hard Training Club to get some game from DC’s finest Coach T and Undefeated boxing trainer Greg Newby on business, nutrition, & more.
Intro– The Business of BoxingMeet Coach T & Greg Newby
Story Behind the Gloves
Training Pros vs. People
11:45 Nutrition 101What is a DIET?? Let me be great!
Everyone’s Body is Different
Healthy Habits Save Lives
18:50 Why Boxing? A MindsetYou Are What You EAT
Greg’s “Pre-Game” Process
22:25 Guilty Pleasures30 Days No Sex vs. 30 Days No Bad Food: What would you do?
Protection is Power
Beating Stereotypes & Dormant Diseases
26:00 Lizzo vs. EVERYBODYPermissible Celebrity Behavior
Holding US to a Higher Standard
Black Cancel Culture
33:00 Coach T’s Rules to the Game: Fatherhood & Legacy
All these Rappers can Hoop! Some of these Hoopers can Rap too! Shannon Nichele gets some game from hometown friends Joseph Summers and Trey Williams as they discuss common stereotypes of the black man that exist in our society.
Intro – Who’s your Top 5?
21:07 – A Black Man’s Path to Success
Coming Back to the Hood
31:30 – Money Moves vs. A College Education
How fast athletes/rappers blow their first bag.
Can you be successful without Higher Learning? Is there an advantage to getting a Degree?
From Grassroots Basketball to the League, the NCAA has had a major influence on our student athletes. Tune in as we get into the good, bad, and ugly behind the biggest cartel with sports journalist Trey Williams and former athlete Andrea Jones.