About Us

Phirst Contention, the show where your average sports fans dive in a debate about current issues in sports. We bring you perspectives from a former collegiate athlete (Steve Davis), a sports journalist (Ty Sosina), and a sports scholar (Marvin Banks).
Listen to the Phirst Contention Anthem here (Yes we have our own song!)


Phirst Contention started in May 2012 with just a small concept in mind, and that has expanded. The reason we use “Phirst” is because it is founded by brothers of the first African American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. The founders of this show include Steven Davis (@SHED_AVE), Marvin Banks (@Marv_Knows), Ty Sosina (@TySosina), and former host of Facebook Daily News and candidate for mayor of Baltimore, Josh Harris (@HarrisforBmore). The reason we use “Contention” because it symbolizes competition, but fair competition where everyone has an equal part in the final conclusion and each day is a new opportunity.

We started off as just a Google + Hangouts show, pushing our videos through youtube to friends and famility. Now that the team all lives in Minneapolis, MN, we have decided to grow into a studio. Now the show takes place and is recorded at NWCT TV Studio in Brooklyn Park. We air the show through our Youtube Channel (Phirst Contention) and NWCT TV airs the show Thursdays at 6:30pm! Follow along and join the debate.

We will debate about sports issues of today and encourage you all to participate with questions using #WeSports. We are doing this show for the average people that want to hear perspectives from someone just like them. This is why we use #WeSports as the theme of our show, we all love sports and like to talk about it so participate on Phirst Contention.  We are your source for sports hot topics, “By the people for the people.”