Note from the author: This is an update from my previous article written last week.
I have found the power of Social Media has been HUGE when you use it in a positive way. Ever since I first posted my previous article over a week ago, my "little" campaign has been taking a life of its own in a very positive way. My message has been slowly getting across through the use of Twitter, Google+, and Facebook using the hashtag #callforPope. I am grateful for those who have forwarded the previous article in order to spread my #callforPope message further.
Just a week after the announcement of Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN, there was news released today that Colin Cowherd announced his own departure from ESPN for a competing network. It appears that there is a changing of the guard at the sports network towards something less controversial and negative. As I said in my previous article, I believe that ESPN chose to move away from the stove and not "get burned" by comments made by several of these sports commentators. It shows that negativity within the various media outlets - television, radio, and print - does not work to promote a healthy and positive atmosphere for younger (and wiser) viewers. It is a very wise direction that ESPN has chosen to undertake.
As stated in my previous article, I strongly believe that ESPN should personally call Exavier Pope or contact his agent and give him to the opportunity to shine on the air as the “new Pope” of Sports Law. I wholeheartedly believe that Exavier Pope would be a perfect fit on ESPN. I would like to restate the three strong reasons that Exavier Pope should be on the air at ESPN. I believe that they are worth repeating.
1. Exavier has a growing presence on social media and no stranger to being in front of the camera.
Exavier had an increasing presence on television, print and online media, and radio. He has been everywhere. He has been on the air talking about important sports law topics like the NFL's concussion policy and the NFL Players' Union request for an arbitrator review for the Adrian Peterson case. There is also an awesome video showing his contribution to sports media that you can watch as well.
2. Exavier is an ethical and dutiful member of his community and family man
Exavier is a man of God and knows how to be a great family man. He places his family high on his priorities when he is not working. He also mentors local young African-American men to be outstanding citizens of their community.
Exavier is an ethical and honest man while also speaking up for those who need their cause raised a little higher. He has overcome difficult obstacles that started early in his life and turned those challenges into opportunities. You would not have guessed this by how he presents himself. He is an outstanding member of his community and a positive influence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
3. Exavier brings both experience and knowledge to the table.
To keep it simple and short, he knows how to present his knowledge well. He has a proven record of integrity and ethics to shine brightly on ESPN. He would be a perfect fit for the network. His personal experience and public record speak for itself.
To close this article, I ask once again that the management at ESPN to do the right thing and strongly consider Exavier Pope, Esq. to be an addition to the ESPN family. You would not regret this decision period. You have a best man for the job and do not need to look any further.
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