What the LIV Golf Tour Tells Us About Our Priorities; Also, Commercializing Juneteenth is the American Way

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the newly launched LIV golf  tour and discuss the strong reactions many have had to it as well as how sports washing efforts like these typically work (01:20).  The guys also consider whether the commercialization of Juneteenth is something to be concerned about or the indication of a job well done, particularly in light of what the holiday signifies (33:46).

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf tees off, and the PGA Tour quickly suspends 17 players (NPR)

Saudi-backed golf tour lures PGA pros, but backlash lands them in the rough (CBC)

LIV Golf shines spotlight on ‘sportswashing’ – the nascent term for an age-old strategy (USA Today)

Everybody Loses in the PGA-LIV Golf Schism (The Ringer)

T-shirts? Ice cream? Retailers cash in on Juneteenth. There’s backlash (LA Times)

Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday. Then came commercialization. (NBC News)

Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of freedom. It’s a monument to America’s failures. (Vox)

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