Episode 293: BOOM! Another week and another fantastic show! Dave, Coach, and Mark debate what is harder to deal with in sports today: sexuality or mental health in light of recent happenings involving Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Royce White. Their joined by journalist Shireen Ahmed to discuss the lifting of a headscarves ban by FIFA. Jeff Pearlman, author of SHOWTIME: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, sparks a great conversation about Magic Johnson’s legacy. Finally, Mark begins to get you set for the NFL Draft.
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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen is in the ring to tell us how he’s been stamping out money in politics! Plus, Diana Moss, director of the American Antitrust Institute, weighs in on the Comcast / Time Warner merger, and Stanford economist and regulatory policy expert Roger Noll joins the fray to set us straight on the role of Government in business.
Episode 292: BAM! We have one heck of a show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark break down the NFL’s plan to penalize players for using the N-Word. Then meet the Edge of Sports crew at the intersection of sports, politics and comedy with Jamie Kilstein, comic and host of Citizen Radio, and comedian Hari Kondabolu as they talk about race and masculinity in the sports world. Finally, Mark gives you his last impression of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Episode 291: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach recap talk about Joe Philbin and the fallout from the Ted Wells report. The guys get you up to date on the NBA season at the All-Star break with NBA guru, Sekou Smith by touching on the MVP race and 2014 Draft Class. The guys talk to Kate Fagan, ESPNW Writer and author, about the difficulties for female athletes when deciding to publicly come out. Finally, hear “Mean” Mark’s Olympic moments of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
Episode 290: BOOM! It’s the Mt. Rushmore of shows! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Daniel tell you who their top-4 basketball players of all-time are and who they’d love to see from any era. More importantly, Dave and Coach respond to everything that has happened to Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and what it all means in the big picture. Speaking of big pictures, perhaps the most important story in the past decade hit the public when NFL-prospect Michael Sam “let us in” as Wade Davis, executive director of the You Can Play Project, calls it. Davis, a former NFL player, speaks to the sexism in our society and why athletes may choose to conceal their identity.
The Jab Room’s favorite Washington Correspondent, John Nichols, is back in the ring to weigh in on SOTU, Seeger, and the threat of Girl Scouts to our national security! Plus, we hear plenty about Washington when it comes to news and politics, but there’s a lot more to the region than most of us realize. Rebecca Sheir, host of NPR’s Metro Connection on WAMU, is in the ring to tell us what we’re missing! And Zirin the Siren sings to us from the rocky shoals of Sochi. All this and more!
Episode 289: KABOOM! We’ve got a wonderful show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark go over their Super Bowl predictions. Dave recaps his trip to New York City for the Super Bowl and his memorable meeting with Jim Brown and Roger Goodell. Dave brings to light what’s happening in Sochi with respect to the Circassian people thanks to Zack Barsik, Circassian rights advocate and a founding member of No Sochi 2014. Dave and the gang wrap up the show by telling you if they’d take Johnny Manziel with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft if they were running the Houston Texans.
Episode 288: BOOM! We have one heck of a show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark preview the Super Bowl in depth. They’ll dissect the keys to the game for each team and pick a less-heralded player to walk away with the MVP trophy. The guys will also tell you why they’re rooting for one of the teams to win it all. Special guest Tom Farrey of Outside the Lines joins the program to discuss Kain Colter and the his Northwestern football teammates’ decision to seek labor union representation and how that impacts college athletics as a whole.