Episode 299: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark remark on the 10th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death highlighted by a reading of an e-mail sent to Dave from a family member of Tillman’s family and the questions that remain unanswered. Shireen Ahmed, writer and advocate focusing on Muslin women in sports, joins the show to discuss the current sitaution in Brazil in the lead up to the World Cup. Roland Lazenby gives you a look at Michael Jordan starting back with his family in 1891. Finally, hear the crew’s NBA Playoff picks!
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Episode 298: BOOM! A fantastic show is on tap for you this week! Dave, Coach and Mark play the NCAA Hunger Games Bingo highlighted by the perfect team that illustrates the irony of the NCAA, the UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team. Secondly, Kate Fagan of ESPNW recaps UConn’s historic undefeated season and explains what makes Geno Auriemma so special. Ben Shapiro, the Red Sox Monster for MassLive joins the crew for our not-quite-too-late MLB Season preview.
Charles “Brainwrap” Gaba, the ACA Signups Guru who changed the media’s tune on Obamacare, is in the ring to tell us how and why he decided to set the record straight with hard facts and real numbers. Plus, Communications Law expert Al Mottur joins us to weigh in on the future of Net Neutrality and other tidbits juicy enough to whet the appetite of even the nerdiest tech policy geeks! And Jab Room regular Lisa Graves returns to herald the merger between the Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive Magazine. All this and more!
International Relations expert Joe Circincione is back in the ring to weigh in on the truth, the lies and the just plain stupid talk about Russia. The siren returns to the Jab Room to talk March Madness, unions and college athletes, and everything worth mentioning On-Air and off.
Episode 297: BOOM! We’ve got quite the show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark break down Boomer Esiason’s comments about Daniel Murphy missing Opening Day to be there for the birth of his child instead of having his wife get a C-Section. Dr. Alex Wilson, Cree and a professor and the director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, and Erica Lee, a Cree undergraduate of Saskatchewan, of Idle No More discuss what it takes to change the name of an offensive mascot at the high school level and subsequently what needs to get done for the Redskins to change their name. Ramogi Huma, former UCLA football player and a founder and the president of the National College Players Association, discusses his recent trip to Washington, D.C. and what the organizations’ goals really are. Finally, get Final Four picks from the entire crew.
Episode 296: BOOM! It’s a fantastic show this week. In the wake of the Northwestern football team being allowed to form a union, Dave, Coach, and Mark weigh in on the long-term ramifications of the unprecedented legal decision and how it might impact college sports. Sue Hovey, former VP/Executive Editor of ESPN the Magazine, joins the show to discuss the new Brittney Griner memoir she helped pen. After debuting in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings, we revisit our most recent conversation with the intelligent, well-rounded Royce White.
Episode 295: BOOM! The NCAA Tournament has begun and Edge of Sports has you covered! Dave evens out the joy of March Madness with some harsh realities and hypocrisies of the NCAA. ESPN’s Howard Bryant revels in the glory days of the Big East as the gang discusses the latest 30 for 30 which tracks the rise and fall of what was, arguably, the best basketball conference in college basketball history. Get a preview of the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament with Rebecca Rider who sees an undefeated team cutting down the nets…but it might not be who you think! Finally, Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan give you their Final Four picks.
Evolutionary Biologist Peter Turchin calls in from the edge of social collapse in a last ditch effort to save us from ourselves. Award-Winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin is back in the ring to weigh in on what she learned while trying to outrun our Dragnet. nation.
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.