When I was first approached about appearing on Basic Black, the show was just going to focus on the World Cup. A few days before the show, the producer mentioned that she would also like the panel to touch on SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration measure. It ended up being a two-part program with the first half focusing on geopolitics in the World Cup and the second half discussing immigration legislation.
It was nice to be able to talk about a subject that wasn’t sports-related. While I love sports, I like to think that I have a real range as far as what I can cover and comment on. This was a welcome opportunity to do just that.