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Podcast: When it's hard to talk about football

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So many entertaining bowl games over the weekend, but then came Monday Night Football and the devastating injury to Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin. For Cleveland, the injury brought back memories of Chucky Mullins and was a stark reminder of the dangers inherent in the sport of football. With this as an unsettling backdrop, Ole Miss and Mississippi State bowling games, the college football playoffs, and Tulane’s magnificent victory are all discussed.

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Rick Cleveland, a Hattiesburg native and Jackson resident, has been the sports columnist for Mississippi Today since 2016. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Rick worked for the Monroe (La.) News Star World, Jackson Daily News and Clarion Ledger. He was sports editor for Hattiesburg American, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. His work as a syndicated columnist and famous sportswriter has appeared in numerous magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
Rick has been recognized as Mississippi Sportswriter of the Year 13 times and has received numerous awards and accolades for his reporting and writing.

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Tyler Cleveland is a senior reporter for Scorebook Live and co-host of Mississippi Today’s Crooked Letter Sports podcast.

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