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If you find yourself annoyed by the style of SportsCenter and the other soundbite-driven, comedy-oriented shows on ESPN, #EndorseThis is right there with you. As Bob Costas once put it, “Am I listening to a sports narrator, or a stand-up comic?”

But every so often, the blokes (and bloke-ettes) on ESPN round-tables make some salient political points.

Tiger Woods has stepped in some of the deepest crap since he made his ex-wife chase him with a 7-iron. Confronted by a reporter over his golf-buddy friendship with President Trump, the iconic athlete fell back on the old “respect the office” slogan in remarks that cheered conservatives and angered liberals.

But as Max Kellerman points out in today’s clip from ESPN, Tiger’s “answer” really wasn’t an answer at all.

Excellent. Surprising. Persuasive. No joke.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."