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10/01/15 - Episode 270: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week. Hear Coach Kevin McNutt and D.C. Dan Baker prepare Dave for his trip to San Antonio with Dr. John Carlos...to speak with Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs! Dave and Coach dissect the Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper scuffle in a way you haven’t heard yet. Dr. Richard Lapchick, the great human rights activist and long-time friend of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, explains why he wrote his recent article about Kareem’s life. He tells us why we have been better served as a society by Kareem commenting on American society and the democratic promises we try and live up to, than we would have been if he were an NBA head coach.Full Show
09/17/15 - Episode 269: BOOM! We have one heck of a show for you this week! Coach looks back on what it was like to play against Moses Malone, who unfortunately passed away last week. Dave regales Coach and Mark of how how Malone “sent Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] to summer camp.” Plus, it’s never too soon to go back on our NFL season predictions. Dr. Ben Carrington, Sociology Professor at the University of Texas-Austin, discusses how Steve Patterson was so quickly ousted as Athletic Director at UT. Patterson was the “epitome of the neo-liberal sports executive” who had no one to answer to.Full Show
09/10/15 - Episode 268: BOOM! It’s our NFL Season Preview, but first Dave discusses the great Williams’ sisters after their recent U.S. Open Quarterfinal matchup and the NYPD mistakenly handcuffing former #4-ranked player, James Blake. Dave goes through his “10 Things I Think I Think While I Drink” and Mark tells him if his predictions will come true or not. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper preview without Dave and Mark making their Playoff picks -- the two only agree on three of the eight divisions -- and major award candidates. It could be a good year for quarterbacks who ply their trade in Pennsylvania.Full Show
08/29/15 - Episode 267: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark take a look at the dominance of Serena Williams and what she’s faced in becoming the best to ever play tennis. Amy K. Nelson of The Daily Beast checks in from New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and explains how the city has changed since then. “Mean” Mark previews the season for his beloved Chicago Bears.Full Show
08/20/15 - Episode 266: BOOM! Dave gets right into the nitty gritty this week as he discusses neoliberalism in sports. How Northwestern University football players were denied the right to organize while college football coaches can clear $5 or $7 million in salary and how in the heck the billionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks can use public funds instead of their own money to meet the $250 million needed for their new stadium. Dave, “Mean” Mark and Coach talk Fantasy Football. Special guest: Katie Klabusich who wrote a fantastic article about the recent Patrick Kane allegations titled: Patrick Kane and the Culture of Disbelief About Rape.Full Show
08/06/15 - Episode 265: BOOM! We have a great show this week. Coach Kevin McNutt has a new book out and we dive head first into the world of youth sports. Dave discusses Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth Sports, Parents and Athletes. Coach details how The Big Three of Michael Jordan’s relationship with Nike - ESPN - and Tiger Woods have influenced and altered the landscape of youth sports. “Mean” Mark Barry predicts that a team other than the New England Patriots will win the AFC East.Full Show
07/30/15 - Episode 264: BOOM! We’ve got a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan weigh in on the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4-game suspension for Tom Brady in the wake of the Deflategate scandal. Bijan C. Bayne, author of Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, joins the show to discuss his upcoming book about the all-time great.Full Show
07/09/15 - Episode 263: BOOM! Dave, “Mean” Mark Barry, D.C. Dan, and Samantha Barry weigh in on the DeAndre Jordan free agency fiasco. Mark gives you his All-Star snubs and favorites for the major MLB awards at the mid-season point. Shireen Ahmed recaps the Women’s World Cup. The crew really dissects the Jordan flip flop between the Dallas Mavericks and L.A. Clippers.Full Show
07/02/15 - Episode 262: BOOM! We’ve got one heck of a show for you this week! As the dog days of summer approach, “Mean” Mark Barry tries to convince Dave and Coach to watch baseball. Dr. Brenda J. Elsey looks back on the Women’s World Cup and predicts the outcome of the USA vs Japan final. Finally catch Coach’s NBA free-agency breakdown.Full Show
06/25/15 - Episode 261: BOOM! We’ve got an amazing show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark prepare you for the 2015 NBA Draft and take a look at the top prospects. Dr. Cheryl Cooky discusses her latest study: “It’s Dude Time!" A Quarter Century of Excluding Women’s Sports in Televised News and Highlight Shows. Mike Geddes of Street Football World explains how his organization uses soccer to address different kinds of social challenges.Full Show
06/18/15 - Episode 260: We have a wonderful show for you this week on Edge of Sports Radio. Coach Kevin McNutt has to explain why he thought the Cleveland Cavaliers would win the NBA title while Dave and “Mean” Mark Barry sit back as they correctly predicted that the Golden State Warriors would win in six games. Mark attempts to explain why the St. Louis Cardinals hacked the Houston Astros and of course, why it matters. Finally, Shireen Ahmed returns to preview the Round of 16 for the Women’s World Cup.Full Show
06/11/15 - Episode 259: BOOM! We have one helluva show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark are joined by comedian, social commentator and most importantly, the host of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period, W. Kamau Bell! They touch on every from the NBA Finals, the Israel-Palestine conflict, cover Bell’s comedic influences and of course the great actor, Denzel Washington. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Edge of Sports show if “Mean” Mark Barry didn’t have to defend his football theories on Johnny Manziel.Full Show
06/04/15 - Episode 258: BOOM! We have a fantastic show lined up for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the latest in the FIFA Scandal after Sepp Blatter’s announcement that he is stepping down as FIFA President. Dave touches on the impact Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover is having on the sports world. Sekou Smith of NBA.com joins the show to preview the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.Full Show
05/28/15 - Episode 257: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the the FIFA Scandal, and if FIFA President Sepp Blatter will survive this latest controversy. Mark makes a case for Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel having a monster season. And Rebecca Rider from Swish Appeal on SBNation.com joins the program to preview the upcoming WNBA season.Full Show
05/21/15 - Episode 256: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark touch on the NBA player as a father narrative being played out in the media after Steph Curry’s daughter “stole the show” at his recent post-game press conference. Coach explains why Curry has transformed into the MVP while Dwight Howard hasn’t realized his full potential. Ben Shapiro, of MassLive.com, recaps the first two months of the MLB season.Full Show
05/07/15 - Episode 255: BOOM! Heavy on the football talk this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss Deflategate from the New England Patriots’ top players and executives knowingly cheating to the ramifications it will have on the Brady vs Montana G.O.A.T. debate. And you’ve waited all year for this...it’s “Mean” Mark Barry’s analysis of the 2015 NFL Draft!Full Show
04/30/15 - Episode 255: BOOM! We have an awesome show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss how sports has and should play a role in the Baltimore uprising. Dave heaps praise onto John Angelos, the Baltimore Orioles’ COO, and Adam Jones, the team’s star center fielder, for their words that truly encapsulate what’s going on in the city. Daniel Roberts of Sports on Earth and Deadspin joins the program to give you the facts you need to know about Floyd Mayweather before dropping $100 to watch him take on Manny Pacquiao. Finally, “Mean” Mark previews the 2015 NFL Draft!Full Show
04/23/15 - Episode 254: BOOM! A fantastic show for you this week. Shireen Ahmed of Footybedsheets joins Dave, Coach and Mark to talk about the future of women’s soccer ahead of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Robert Silverman discusses his latest article for The Daily Beast: The NBA’s Dystopian, DNA Testing Future. If you think it’s just about finding out whether or not players use PEDs...think again. Finally, Coach slings a slew of sports topics at Dave and Mark to answer from the disfunction of Rajon Rondo and the Dallas Mavericks to the Greg Hardy suspension.Full Show
04/09/15 - Episodes 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Coach recaps the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Final Four from the bad -- Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s reaction and the game management of South Carolina’s head coach, Dawn Staley -- to the good -- UConn’s Moriah Jefferson and Duke’s Tyus Jones. Dave dissects the unfiltered opinions of Charles Barkley and the recent incident of officer Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott in the back. A dynamic duo of basketball knowledge: Rus Bradburd, the author of 40 Minutes of Hell, and Shaun Harrington, 2015 National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Coach of the Year, Shawn Harrington. Harrington grew up in Chicago and played a small part in Hoop Dreams, having played at Marshall High School in the windy city. He was also Bradburd’s first real recruit at New Mexico State.Full Show
04/02/15 - Episode 253: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave opens it up with his response to Coach about what kind of punishment Ray McDonald, Jameis Winston and any player who commits an act of domestic violence should bear. Coach then gives his thumbs up and thumbs down for the NCAA Tournament so far. Finally, Ruth Conniff, Editor of The Progressive Magazine, explains the negative impact of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act and what the sports world is doing to combat the archaic law.Full Show
03/26/15 - Episode 252: BOOM! Dave, Mark and Coach dissect why Mark is still a fan of the NFL, but no longer his beloved Chicago Bears with the signing of Ray McDonald. Author, lawyer and basketball commentator Richard Kent previews the Sweet 16 and tells you which remaining teams could take down Kentucky in the men’s bracket or UConn in the women’s tournament. Andy Schwarz, Economist & Partner at OSKA, gives you a fresh perspective on college athletes getting paid. “The question isn’t about if the should get paid, it’s if they would if the NCAA wasn’t colluding. They would.Full Show
03/19/15 - Episode 251: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Ahead of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, get the Final Four picks from Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan. In the wake of Chris Borland’s shocking retirement, Dave Meggyesy, former NFL player and author of Out of Their League, discusses the advice he offered to Borland and the potential impact that the retirement will have on the sport in this country.Full Show
03/12/15 - Episode 250: BOOM! Dave’s on the road but the show must go on so Daniel “DC Dan” Baker and “Mean” Mark Barry take the reigns. Dave checks in to discuss the recent incident at the University of Oklahoma and the response by their football team. And fresh off the craziest start to NFL free agency, Nick Kostos, Bleacher Report’s Featured NFL Columnist & Schein on Sports Executive Producer, details the biggest moves from Suh going to the Dolphins and Jimmy Graham heading to the Seahawks. Finally, Ben Shapiro, the Red Sox Monster, of MassLive.com helps preview the 2015 MLB Season.Full Show
03/02/15 - Episode 249: BOOM! We have a wonderful edition of Edge of Sports for you this week. Royce White, mental health advocate and former NCAA star basketball player, stops by the studio and gives his take on the Larry Sanders incident. He explains what the NBA could and should be doing better with regards to the mental health of its players.Full Show
02/26/15 - Episode 248: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Dan reflect on the latest injury to Derrick Rose. Sekou Smith, NBA Hangtime Blog, explains how the Atlanta Hawks making the NBA Finals would be one of the biggest post-Magic Johnson surprises ever. Sekou tells Dave if he's right or wrong about the level of greatness of Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. Ken Reed, Author of How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, tells us how to save sports. Spoiler alert: Ego and Greed are two primary enemies.Full Show
02/19/15 - Episode 247: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Fresh off the NBA All-Star weekend, Dave ponders the future of Kevin Durant. And not just because of his rant about the media. He and Coach debate if he’s reached the peak of his powers on the court already. Richard Kent updates the group on the NCAA season from the domination of UConn Women’s Basketball to the top contenders to take down now-undefeated Kentucky. Plus, a winter World Cup? Sports Illustrated Senior Writer & Fox Soccer Analyst Grant Wahl explains why Qatar 2022 will be held in November and December and what that means for the global game.Full Show
02/12/15 - Episode 246: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark dive right into the fiasco surrounding Jackie Robinson West having their Little League World Series title being stripped. They share memories about legendary NCAA Men’s Basketball coaches Dean Smith (UNC) and Jerry Tarkanian (UNLV) after their passing over the past week. Finally, journalist Parker Molloy, discusses the topic of how the publci and media treats transgender athletes in light of recent rumors about Olympian Bruce Jenner.Full Show
02/05/15 - Episode 245: BOOM! The New England Patriots are Super Bowl Champions and Dave, Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan give their take on the wild ending. The great sportswriter David Steele joins the program to delve into the game even further. They touch on all the conspiracy theories about why the Seahawks threw the ball instead of giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch with the Super Bowl on the line. Steele explains how Carroll did this before at USC, not utilizing Reggie Bush in the 2005 BCS National Championship Game.Full Show
01/29/15 - Episode 244: The Super Bowl is upon us! What better to talk about than Marshawn Lynch...not talking to the media! Dave, Coach, and Mark all give their take on what Lynch’s silence means to them. Rachel Nichols, CNN’s swiss army knife sports reporter, dishes on the extravagance of the Super Bowl, the integrity of the Mueller report, and tells you what athlete she most would want to meet one-on-one. Plus, Super Bowl predictions!Full Show
01/22/15 - Episode 243: Dave is in Seattle -- he’s got Super Bowl fever already! -- so Coach and DC Dan are taking over in studio. They talk about the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship and the term of choking in sports. Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports dissects the biggest non-story story in Deflategate. Sekou Smith of NBA.com’s Hangtime Blog examines the first half of the NBA season from the red-hot Atlanta Hawks to the chances of the Oklahoma City Thunder not making the playoffs. Plus, Coach K nears 1,000 wins.Full Show
01/15/15 - Episode 242: BOOM! Dave has another fantastic show for you this week, right ahead of MLK Jr. Weekend. Dave and Coach explain how the great Civil Rights leader felt about sports. Then, Coach introduces the first edition of “Zirin’s Zingers” as he peppers Dave with loads of questions that he did not prepare for ahead of time. Everything from the NFL’s Rooney Rule to Kobe’s assertion that the Spurs won the NBA title because of foreign talent. Michael X Ferraro, author of Circus Catch, details his satire on the world of sports (sorry, Cleveland, you still can’t win). Hear a nice tribute to the late writer, Mike Marquesee who penned the book that inspired Dave to be the writer he is today, Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties.Full Show
01/08/15 - Episode 241: BOOM! Dave is back for 2015 and we’ve got exactly what you expect. A great show! Comic Hari Kondabolu explains why the Charlie Hedbo attacks in Paris should not be seen as black and white. It’s not just about the cartoon. It’s not just about Islamophobia. International Business Times columnist David Sirota details the sketchy relationship between Chris Christie and the NFL. The gang gives you NFL playoff picks for the toss-up games.Full Show
12/11/14 - Episode 240: BOOM! Dave, Coach, Mark and special in-studio guest-host Shireen Ahmed discuss another week where sports and politics met head on! From Roger Goodell’s complete mishandling domestic abuse in the NFL to the emergence of athlete activism, especially with the “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts worn by top athletes around the world. ESPN’s Howard Bryant weighs in about the importance of people in sports -- writers and athletes alike -- speaking out for justice. Pete Ahern is leading a petition to get Dr. John Carlos and Tommie Smith into the International Olympic Committee and discusses why on the show.Full Show
12/04/14 - Episode 239: Dave and Coach try to do the impossible: Have a conversation about race. Dave explains the difference between something being racist and someone being racist. Something being racialized and someone being racist. They touch on the St. Louis Rams protest and the messages of Deon Long, wide receiver at the University of Maryland, and Ariyana Smith of Knox College. Jamilah King from Colorlines joins the show to update the Edge of Sports community on the protests going on in NYC. Dave and Coach remember the late Bryan Burwell.Full Show
11/20/14 - Episode 238: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave, Coach, and Mark welcome back Richard Kent to break down UConn’s loss to Stanford. The guys debate whether or not the Kentucky Wildcats could really beat the Philadelphia 76ers. Then, hear what Coach, Mark, and Dave have to say about RGIII and the Washington Football Team. Finally, Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated baseball scribe and author of Pete Rose: An American Dilemma, dishes on Rose’s absence from the Hall of Fame along with other greats like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.Full Show
11/13/14 - Episode 327: BOOM! A great show this week for you. Dave and Coach debate Derrick Rose’s latest comments about keeping an eye on the future as he play basketball now. Richard Kent, college basketball guru, previews the Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball season. Jamilah King, senior editor of Colorlines.com, explains the importance of the upcoming Facing Race convention, which will cover the connectivity of sports and society. Thoughts on “Rand University” 30 for 30.Full Show
11/06/14 - Episode 326: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark play courtroom and take Roger Goodell to task as if he was under oath in front of them. Then, Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News updates you on the latest in the Alex Rodriguez PED saga. Vice Sports’ Patrick Hruby explains why Dan Snyder isn’t as dumb as you might think. Finally, get Dave and Coach’s way-too-early take on the start to the NBA season.Full Show
10/30/14 - Episode 325: BOOM! The World Series is over but Edge of Sports carries onward and upward. Three fantastic guests join Dave and Coach. First, hear from PBS News Hour’s William Brangham who is researching the dangers of head injuries...in soccer. Former New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks, a member of the NFL’s 1980’s All-Decade team, explains the true nature of the problem of saying someone isn’t “black enough.” Finally, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill senior Omololu Refilwe Babatunde, a Geography and African-American and Diaspora Studies major, details why she helped form the ‘Real Silent Sam Coalition’ amongst the recent grade-fixing scandal at the sports-rich university.Full Show
10/23/14 - Episode 324: BOOM! The NBA season is about to begin and with that, Dave, Coach, Mark, and Dan have all the predictions you need to hear! Will it be the San Antonio Spurs vs the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals? Does LeBron James take home the MVP? Who’s the favorite for Rookie of the Year? The Edge of Sports crew has all the answers! And with the World Series tied at one game apiece, MLB guru, Ben Shapiro breaks down the first two games and tells you how it will pan out.
10/16/14 - Episode 323: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark discuss the Jameis Winston autograph scandal and tell us which famous athlete from his hometown is turning his back on the Florida State quarterback. They then speak to Charles Modiano and Chantal DeVaughn about a protest at the St. Louis Rams Monday Night Football Game that ESPN refused to cover. Finally, our man Sekou Smith of the NBA.com’s “Hangtime Blog” tells Dave how ridiculous his preseason predictions are in another edition of “Am I Crazy?”Full Show
10/14/14 - Episode 322: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark delve into the recent news out of Ferguson, Missouri and the the protests that occurred at a St. Louis Cardinals game. The fellas debate the merit of guilt by association and explain how sports truly are a mirror of society at large. Finally, it’s hockey season! Seriously, it started! Geoff Millard, Edge of Sports hockey savant, previews the NHL season and gives you his pre-season picks to win the Stanley Cup.Full Show
10/02/14 - Episode 321: BOOM! Dave illustrates why Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens makes him love professional sports. Shereen Ahmed, VICE Sports writer, covers the ridiculous FIBA rule preventing players from wearing anything on their head. Finally, Brian Frederick, author of “Upset! How Sports Fans Beat the NFL and Ended the Sports Blackout Rule” details how fans beat the NFL and changed the blackout rule policy. Finally, Mark and Coach weigh in on the Michigan Football situation.Full Show
09/25/14 - Episode 320: BOOM! Dave is back in studio, and he’s bringing a packed showed with him. Today, Coach, Mean Mark, and Dave are joined by NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to hear his take and response on all of the wrongdoings that have recently occurred in the NFL. They also try connect the dots between head injuries and the abuse that has put a cloud over the NFL and whether or not the the league could survive a possible connection between the their two biggest problems. Coach also delivers a powerful speech on how these issues are only worsening the terrible stereotype of the violent black man in our country.Full Show
09/18/14 - Episode 319: BOOM! Dave’s writing a book on Jim Brown with the great Jim Brown, so Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan have taken over the show once again! They debate how much criticism Jameis Winston really deserves. SLAM Senior Editor Tzvi Twersky joins the guys to discuss the 2014 FIBA World Cup and tells you why the New Orleans Pelicans could surprise a lot of people (hint: Anthony Davis is really, really, good). Finally, it would be a true hiatus from Dave if he didn’t call in, and he lays the hammer down on Roger Goodell and the NFL.Full Show
09/11/14 - Episode 318: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach cover the biggest story in sports and politics -- even bigger than the NFL itself -- the Roger Goodell denial of seeing the Ray Rice video. Dave explains what he has learned from how insensitive everyone has been to Janay Palmer to the victims of domestic violence. Super Bowl Champion and Houston Radio Host Ted Johnson joins the program to discuss how the culture of football lends itself to domestic violence and tells you if Goodell should be fired or not.Full Show
09/04/14 - Episode 317: KABOOM! The NFL Season is finally here! David Steele of Sporting News and author of Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith, joins Dave, Mark, and Coach to preview the entire season! From how the NFL has handled the Ray Rice ordeal to Wes Welker’s suspension and Michael Sam signing on to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. Finally, get David Steele’s Super Bowl prediction!Full Show
08/28/14 - Episode 316: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark delve into the Josh Gordon suspension and answer the question: Should he be allowed to play? Author Steve Almond details why he wrote Against Football: A Reluctant Manifesto as they discuss if it’s right or wrong to watch football knowing what it does to players’ brains. Finally, the guys give you their 2014 NFL Predictions for Division winners and who will be in the Super Bowl.Full Show
08/21/14 - Episode 315: BOOM! Dave’s back! That’s right! He’s got one helluva show lined up for you this week. Ed Bollinger, Dave’s father in law, starts the show off with a brief history of football. Dave caught up with Hassan Assad, Pro Wrestling’s “MVP”, earlier in the week to discuss Assad’s trip to Ferguson, Missouri. Dr. Jennifer Ring, Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno, and author Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball, joins the show to explain why more girls don’t play baseball.Full Show
08/14/14 - Episode 314: BOOMSHAKALAKA! Dave’s still out, but Coach, Mark, and D.C. Dan are in control again. They start off with a review of the NFL preseason so far and decide what team might jump from 4th to 1st in their division. Ben Shapiro from MassTalkLive recaps the MLB season so far and takes a look towards the playoffs. Dave joins the program to dissect the O’Bannon case, explaining why the NCAA is not finished and what’s next for the landscape of college athletics. He weighs in on the Kevin Love trade -- great for both teams -- which he says makes the Cleveland Cavaliers the favorites in a weak Eastern Conference. Finally, D.C. Dan lays out the English Premier League favorites for the 2014-2015 season.Full Show
08/07/14 - Episode 313: KABOOM! Dave’s on the IR but D.C. Dan, Coach Kevin McNutt, and “Mean” Mark Barry have you covered this week. They open with a bit of fantasy football strategy with the preseason getting underway. Kate Fagan of ESPN and ESPNW joins the show to discuss the San Antonio Spurs hiring Becky Hammond as the first woman assistant coach in the NBA and what it means for women in men’s pro sports going forward. With the Kevin Love deal to the Cleveland Cavaliers basically complete, Sekou Smith of the NBA’s Hangtime Blog, breaks down the deal and how it impacts the Eastern Conference. Sekou also looks at the Paul George injury and future of Kevin Durant.Full Show
07/24/14 - Episode 312: BOOM! We have a fantastic show in store for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark react to the NFL suspending Ray Rice only two games for his actions against his now-wife earlier this year. Dan Bernstein, CBS Sports Chicago Writer and Show Host, details the hypocrisy of Tony Dungy and the false narrative of distractions in a NFL locker room. Dr. Walter Beach, NFL Champion defensive back, previews his new memoir “Consider This.” Finally, everyone’s favorite high school athlete stops by, Noah Tilton!Full Show
07/18/14 - Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin present The Collision, where sports collide with politics.07-17-14 The Collision
07/18/14 - Episode 311: BOOM! Dave’s back in the driver’s seat this week and has an incredible show lined up for you. Dave basks in his year-long prediction of LeBron James heading back to Cleveland and he, Coach, and Mean Mark, discuss athletes -- specifically NBA players -- and what it means to be politically active. The debate continues with a reaction to John Feinstein’s recent article claiming that Len Bias, the legendary Maryland basketball player, shouldn’t be in the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. Finally, Steve Eder of the New York Times dissects the series he’s involved with examining Qatar’s Aspire Academy ahead of the 2022 World Cup.Full Show
07/13/14 - The Collision with Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin. Where sports collide with politics.The Collision: 07-10-14
07/10/14 - Episode 310: BOOYA! Dave’s on vacation so Coach Kevin McNutt, “Mean” Mark Barry and D.C. Dan are taking over this week! He and mark touch on a variety of subjects from the MLB All-Star game to the top-5 Fantasy Football QBs. Dave checks in from the road to dissect the worst 24-hours in Brazilian soccer history and Coach throws a buffet of topics at him from around the wide world of sports and politics. Finally, Sekou Smith of NBA.com’s Hangtime Blog, gives an update on the free agency period and tells you who’s better: Walter “Clyde” Frazier or Earl “The Pearl” Monroe. D.C. Dan gives you his World Cup final pick.Full Show
07/07/14 - Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin meet at the collision of sports and politics.07-03-14 The Collision
07/07/14 - Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin meet at the collision of sports and politics.06-26-14 The Collision
07/07/14 - Etan Thomas and Dave Zirin meet at the collision of sports and politics.Full Show
07/04/14 - Episode 309: BOOM! We have a great show for you this week! Dave, Mark, and Coach take a look at Jason Kidd’s move from the Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks. Dave is joined by Derek Poppert, Director of the Latin America program at Global Exchange, an international human rights organization based in San Francisco, who wants to increase coverage of the social issues effecting Brazil during and after the World Cup. Check out the petition against FIFA. Dave compares the coverage of Brazil to the realities of the streets and D.C. Dan returns to pick favorites out of the remaining eight teams in the World Cup. Mark gives you his take on Jimmy Graham’s label as a tight end vs being a wide receiver.Full Show
06/23/14 - Episode 308: BOOM! Dave is back from Brazil, and so is Edge of Sports! He starts the show with tales of the anti-FIFA demonstrations that are going on in the host nation during the World Cup. The guys are then joined by Jacqueline Keeler of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry to discuss the ongoing battle to change the name of the Washington football team. Finally, the Coach Kevin McNutt and Dave take a look at the good and the bad of their preseason NBA picks and Dave tells us why LeBron James has the more power right now than anybody else has had in NBA history.Full Show
06/10/14 - Episode 307: BOOM! We have an incredible show for you this week. No Coach or “Mean” Mark this week, so Dave is joined by Noah Tilton and Dan Bloom. Dave speaks to Dan about his organization, maDCap, and some of the cool places and events that he has traveled to as a part of it. Then producer Tim Horsey hops on the mic to break down every group in the World Cup before Dave travels to Brazil. Finally, Sekou Smith of the NBA.com Hangtime blog joins the show to play an NBA Finals version of “Am I Crazy?”Full Show
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06/05/14 - Episode 306: BOOM! We have a great, and global, show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and “Mean Mark start the show by discussing whether or not the perception of LeBron James has changed from when he first joined the Miami Heat and the cause of the longevity of some of the backlash against the 2-time NBA Champion. They then break down every group in the upcoming World Cup with former Edge of Sports Producer and current beINSPORT analyst Jeremiah Tittle. The guys then move to Palestine, where they are joined by journalist Budour Hassan to discuss the obstacles it took to form a national team in Palestine and the joy they felt when the side advanced to a major tournament. Finally, the crew tells you who is going to win the NBA Finals.Full Show
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05/28/14 - Episode 305: BOOM! We have a great show this week, covering a variety of topics. Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark take a look inside the domestic violence case against Ray Rice and the questionable press conference put on by the Ravens organization to try and clear Rice’s name. They continue the conversation with Dr. Nicole LaVoi of the Tucker Center for Research on Women and Girls in Sport at the University of Minnesota, to get a closer look at what kind of domestic violence is really going on with athletes, especially at the collegiate level. The guys then turn to the lighter side of things, and play an NBA playoff edition of “Tell Me I’m Crazy” with Sekou Smith of NBA.com.Full Show
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05/19/14 - Episode 304: BOOM! We have a packed show for this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark break down the next steps in the Donald Sterling saga, and Dave tells us why he’s excited that the Clippers owner is threatening to sue the NBA. The guys then discuss the Michael Sam and Tim Tebow comparison and answer the question, “Why should the people who outed Tebow support Sam?” Finally, the guys speak with former Patriots inside linebacker and Houston radio host Ted Johnson about the hype around Jadeveon Clowney and the future of New England without Tom Brady. 05-19-14 Edge of SportsFull Show
05/15/14 - The CollisionFull Show
05/14/14 - Episode 303: BOOM! We have another fantastic show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss if Michael Sam’s homosexuality affected his draft status. Dave and Coach have very different arguments, and Mark, our inhouse NFL Draft experts, provides his analysis on the matter as well. The guys then speak with Sports on Earth writer Patrick Hruby about the ongoing unionization case at Northwestern and the terrible treatment the cheerleaders are subjected to in the NFL.Full Show
05/09/14 - The Collision with Etan Thomas and Dave ZirinFull Show
05/09/14 - Episode 302: BOOM! We have an amazing show for this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark begin with the NFL Draft focusing on Michael Sam’s pro potential. Then, comedian, Citizen Radio host and writer, Jamie Kilstein talks about his favorite places to perform stand up and why he loves jujitsu. The guys then speak with CSN Bay Area columnist Ray Ratto about the reasons behind the Golden State Warriors firing Mark Jackson.Full Show
05/01/14 - WPFW's The Collision: Sports and Politics with Etan Thomas and Dave ZirinFull Show
05/01/14 - Episode 301: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark weigh in on Donald Sterling’s comments, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s response and what it means for the league going forward. ESPN’s Scoop Jackson debates what former NBA Commissioner David Stern would have done in the situation and whether or not the L.A. Clippers and Golden State Warriors would have indeed walked off the court had a severe punishment not been enforced. Jacqueline Keeler, Navajo & Yankton Dakota writer and founder of EONM, delves into the world of offensive mascots.Episode 301: BOOM! We have a fantastic show for you this week. Dave, Coach and Mark weigh in on Donald Sterling’s comments, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s response and what it means for the league going forward. ESPN’s Scoop Jackson debates what former NBA Commissioner David Stern would have done in the situation and whether or not the L.A. Clippers and Golden State Warriors would have indeed walked off the court had a severe punishment not been enforced. Jacqueline Keeler, Navajo & Yankton Dakota writer and founder of EONM, delves into the world of offensive mascots.
04/25/14 - Episode 300: BOOM! We’ve reached 300 episodes on Edge of Sports and we’ve got yet another fantastic show lined up for you! Dave, Mark, and Coach talk about the importance of the NFL Draft. Sekou Smith of the NBA.com Hangtime Blog plays “Am I Crazy” with Dave about the Pacers tumultuous finish to their season and the Washington Wizards start to their first playoff run with John Wall. Jamilah King, senior editor of Colorlines.com, joins the show to discuss the documentary about the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic and the staying power of his universal messages he voiced in the incredible album.Full Show
04/18/14 - 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!Full Show
04/11/14 - 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.Full Show
04/04/14 - 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.Full Show
03/28/14 - 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.Full Show
03/21/14 - 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.Full Show
03/14/14 - Episode 294: BOOM! We have an absolutely wonderful show for you this week. Dave, Mark, and Coach give you their Mount Flushmore...the opposite of their sports Mount Rushmores. Spoiler alert: a certain NFL owner makes all three lists. Richard Kent, college basketball maven, previews the NCAA Tournament and tells you how seriously to take Wichita St. and who will be the greatest women’s player of all time. Finally, Jamilah King, Senior Editor at Colorlines.com, gives her take on Jonathan Martin, sexuality, and mental health in sports.Full Show
03/07/14 - 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.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 Shereen 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.
02/28/14 - 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.Full Show
02/21/14 - 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.Full Show
02/14/14 - 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.Full Show
02/07/14 - 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.Full Show
01/31/14 - 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.Full Show
01/24/14 - Episode 287: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark reflect on the Richard Sherman post-game interview that’s taken over the sports world. Coach explains why he loved it and Mark discusses gives you his Super Bowl prediction. The show ends with Dave reading Kye Allum’s upcoming article about the failure of ESPN and Grantland for the way in which they cover transgender people.Full Show
01/17/14 - Episode 286: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark dissect how 60 Minutes handled their A-Rod coverage this past weekend. Professor Mary Kane of the School of Kinesiology, and the Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota explains the lack of coverage for women’s sports. Here’s the link to the full video on the topic. Michael O’Keeffe of the NY Daily News comes on the show to talk about A-Rod’s relationship with the MLBPA and the chances of him every playing for Major League Baseball again.Full Show
01/10/14 - Episode 285: BOOM! Dave and Coach debate the pros and cons about Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea. Then, hear an exclusive, two-part interview with professional basketball player and mental health advocate, Royce White. In his last sports interview, White discusses getting cut from the Philadelphia 76ers, how the NBA has addresses mental illnesses and what lies ahead for him. Finally, Mark gives you his NFL Divisional Round Playoff picks.Full Show
01/03/14 - Episode 284: KABOOM! This week on Edge of Sports Radio, Dave, Mark, and Coach discuss the toxicity of ownership affecting where head coaches are going; landing in places that appear less desirable based on the talent on the field. 2014 predictions for sports from the NFL and NBA championship to the Olympics and World Cup. Ben Hochman, Denver Post sports columnist, joins the program to dissect the impact that the legalization of weed has on the state of Colorado with respect to sports.Full Show
12/20/13 - Episode 283: BOOM! It’s a superb show for you this week as Dave, Coach, and Mark give you their Sportsman of the Year since they all agree that Peyton Manning was, well, the wrong choice. Then it’s a double-feature of a most-fascinating interview with Dr. Richard Lapchick who spoke of his relationship with Nelson Mandela and explains how sports was a tool in the fight against apartheid. Finish up with the gang’s wacky and wild predictions for the 2014 sports year.Full Show
12/13/13 - Episode 282: BOOM! Another week and another fantastic show for your listening pleasure. Dave goes over the political value the the late Nelson Mandela saw in sports. “Mean” Mark and Coach dole out the blame for the dysfunctional team that plays professional football in Washington, D.C. Finally, Bleacher Report featured columnist, Mike Freeman, gives his expert analysis on the Dan Snyder, RGIII, and Mike Shanahan situation.Full Show
12/06/13 - Episode 281: BOOM! We have one great show for you this week! The guys go over the deeper meanings of the instant-classic that was the most recent Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn. Bill Fletcher, long-time activist and a top candidate for head of the NBAPA, stops by to discuss what that union needs to do moving forward. Dr. Walter Beach, who played for the Cleveland Browns in the 1960s, takes you back to his playing days during the height of the Civil Rights movement.Full Show
11/29/13 - Episode 280: BOOM! Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Edge of Sports! Dave, Mark and Coach keep the show in-house today. Dave begins the show by dissecting Dan Snyder’s latest attempt of convincing the public to accept the name of Washington’s NFL team. Dave gives thanks by interviewing Coach about basketball from his illustrious life involved in the sport. Dave and Mark paint the NFL playoff picture.Full Show
11/22/13 - Episode 279: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss the San Jose State University bullying case and why that’s the last college something like that should happen at. Billy Bean, former MLB Player and Chairman of the Ben Cohen Foundation, explains the power of sports and how it can foster an environment of leadership and sportsmanship. Plus, did you hear how Alex Rodriguez is handling his potential record-setting suspension? Michael O’Keeffe of the NY Daily News joins the show to go over the saga. Finally, Coach reflects on the late, great Len Bias.Full Show
11/15/13 - Episode 278: BOOM! Dave, Mark, and Coach have one great show for you this week! They discuss the decision by the Atlanta Braves to move their stadium out from the center of the city to the suburbs of Cobb County. The guys are joined by Katie Hnida, the first woman to play professional arena football and the first woman to score in an NCAA Division I-A game, to talk about the culture of a locker room at both the college and professional level. For more of her story, we urge you to check out her book, Still Kicking: My Dramatic Journey As the First Woman to Play Division One College Football.Full Show
11/08/13 - Episode 277: BOOM! This week Dave, Coach, and Mark bring the hammer down on bullying with regards to the various reactions to the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation. They’re joined by three time Super Bowl champion, Ted Johnson, who played for the New England Patriots who explains football culture from inside the locker room and what he went through as a rookie himself. Jeremiah Tittle, senior producer at beIN SPORT and former Edge of Sports producer, stops by to preview the World Cup.Full Show
11/01/13 - Episode 276: BAH BAH BOOOOOOM! Dave and Coach welcome Ben Shapiro, the @RedSoxMonster, to recap the Red Sox season and their run to the 2013 World Series title. Richard Kent, esteemed author, previews both the women’s and men’s Division I college basketball season. Finally, Dave welcomes Dr. Kristy Arbogast, Director of Engineering for the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to the show to go over her team’s findings of their research of a link between concussions in childhood leading to CTE down the road.Full Show
10/25/13 - Episode 275: BOOM! Dave, Coach, and Mark discuss the Grambling State football team’s protest and Coach McNutt, reads a compelling poem on the subject. Samantha Retrosi, a 2006 Olympian, explains what her Turin experience was like on and off the luge track. Sekou Smith, of Hang Time Blog on NBA.com, plays “Possible or Hell No” with Dave as they preview the upcoming NBA season.Full Show
10/18/13 - Episode 274: BOOM! Dave is back in the driver’s seat and bringing you a fantastic show! Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark reflect back upon the 1968 Olympics and the black fists that were raised by Dr. John Carlos and Tommie Smith. Dania Cabello, Oakland’s Futbolista, explains her Bay Area program that utilizes soccer for social justice. Mike Wise, Washington Post columnist, joins the show to discuss the Washington professional football team’s name as one of the pioneers who was against it.Full Show
10/11/13 - Episode 273: BOOM! Coach, Mark and D.C. Dan take over the show again this week. Hear their take on whether or not Jadeveon Clowney should play the rest of the season (and it’s another chance to laugh at the NCAA).They talk to Ben Shapiro, the Red Sox Monster, about the MLB Playoffs as we prepare you for the ALCS and NLCS. Plus, the headliner, Patrick Hruby of Sports on Earth, joins the show to discuss the PBS FRONTLINE Documentary, League of Denial and the ramifications it will have on the issue of head injuries for the NFL and the entire, American public.Full Show
10/04/13 - Episodes 272: Here comes the BOOM! We have a wonderful show for you this week. Dave, Mark, and Coach analyze the “Sliming of Josh Freeman” by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their head coach, Greg Schiano. They take a trip across the globe to Qatar, where The Guardian freelance writer, Pete Pattisson, uncovered slave-like working conditions for the manual laborers getting the country ready for the 2022 World Cup. Hockey savant, Geoff Millard, previews the NHL season with Dave and gives his major award predictions as well as his Stanley Cup favorites.Full Show
09/27/13 - Episode 271: BOOM! Dave’s out but the show must go on! Coach, Mark, and our man from Left Jab Radio, Jonathan Aberman go over the recent protests by college football players at big time programs and what impact it may have moving forward. Sekou Smith, Hang Time Blog on NBA.com, joins the program to discuss the Kevin Durant vs Dwanye Wade feud and give some early NBA season predictions for recovering superstars. Ben Shapiro, The @RedSoxMonster, of Mass Talk Live, calls in to review the surprising season for the Boston Red Sox and handicap the major awards.Full Show
09/20/13 - Episode 270: Enjoy this week’s show with Dave, Mark and Coach as they discuss John Wall’s place among the NBA’s elite. They are joined by Jessica Luther, author and host of the Power Forward blog and show to delve into the Oklahoma State scandal from the angle that’s often ignored. Finally, friend of the show, Kye Allums previews his documentary about transgender people from around the world.Full Show
09/13/13 - Episodes 269: KABOOM! We have one heck of a show for you this week. Dave, Mark and Coach explain why they love the NFL even with all of the information about head injuries and everything that might make you think twice about watching the sport. Sean Pamphilon, the creator and director of The United State of Football returns to discuss his film in depth. They guys are also joined by Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Nation Enterprises to analyze why the name of the Washington football team is offensive to Native Americans.Full Show
09/06/13 - Episode 268: BOOM! Sit back and relax as we discuss the most important sports documentary about to hit your screen; The United States of Football. Dave talks to Sean Pamphilon, the director, about the film and what he hopes it will bring to the public. Legendary broadcaster, Bob Costas, explains the balancing act of doing honest, journalism while putting on an entertaining show for the masses as well as the long-term prospects of the game. Finally, hear from Yahoo! Sports columnist, Mike Silver, who details the risk vs reward conundrum facing many parents today.Full Show
08/30/13 - Episode 267: BOOM! Another terrific show is on tap for you today. Dave, Coach, and “Mean” Mark analyze the Johnny Manziel suspension. Then, for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the guys speak to Dr. John Carlos about what he remembers of the first one and what the most pressing issues facing the African American community are today. And you don’t want to miss an interview with ESPN’s investigative journalist, Don Van Natta Jr. who will explain why it’s very possible that Bobby Riggs threw his tennis match vs Billie Jean King.Full Show
08/23/13 - Episode 266: BOOM! Dave is back in charge and he’s got a great show lined up for you! Love him or hate him, you’ve gotta respect his authenticity and of course, his skill on the court. It’s an Allen Iverson show as Dave and Coach reminisce about A.I.’s playing days and rank him among the all-time NBA players under six feet. They talk about his legacy with Ben Osborne, Editor in Chief of SLAM Magazine, whose team broke the official retirement story.Full Show
08/16/13 - Episode 265: BOOM! It’s a take-over on Edge of Sports as Coach Kevin McNutt sits in the host-throne today! Patrick Hruby, a fantastic writer from Sports on Earth, sits in for the whole show as well. Dave Zirin calls in to discuss a variety of topics from LGBT rights in Russia to RGIII’s injury and return. Then Hruby and Coach debate amateurism in college athletics relating to Johnny Manziel and so much more.Full Show
08/09/13 - Episode 264: BOOM! BOOM! We’ve got an emotional show (in a good way of course) for you this week as Dave gets to talk to one of his childhood sports idols, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini as well as the director of his documentary, “The Good Son,” Jesse Miller. The guys also welcome Ross Finkel, director of Ballplayer: Pelotero, to discuss Dave's recent article about who was recently suspended from MLB and why that's important. Plus, it’s the glorious return of “Mean” Mark Barry to the show!Full Show
08/02/13 - Episode 263: BOOM! We’ve got a show that has it all today! A-Rod and his possible life-time ban. John Wall’s new max-contract. And the story of integration in sports more than a decade older than Jackie Robinson! Join Dave, Coach, and Jon Aberman from Left Jab radio as they discuss the hottest topics in sports. They’re joined by Tom Dunkel, author of “Color Blind.”Full Show
07/26/13 - Episode 262: BOOM! We have a knock-out show for you today as Dave and the coach are joined by Jonathan Aberman of Left Jab Radio to talk about Ryan Braun’s suspension. The guys welcome Mark Perryman to the program to explain the aftermath of the London 2012 Olympics. Perryman is the editor of “London 2012: How was it for us?” Finally, Dexter Rogers, the creator of the documentary about Joe Gilliam of the Pittsburgh Steelers, “No Ordinary Joe”gives an update on his project.Full Show
07/19/13 - Episode 261: KABLAM! We’ve got a terrific show for you this week. Dave and coach are joined by Diane Williams in the studio. They reflect on athlete reactions to the George Zimmerman trial and explain why those people have a right to be angry. Mike Freeman, lead CBS Sports columnist, weighs in on the issue as well. Finally, from the Red Sox Monster, Ben Shapiro previews the second half of the MLB season and puts Mariano Rivera’s career in perspective.Full Show
07/05/13 - Episode 260: BOOM! Dave and Coach welcome the Executive Director of the NFL Player’s Association, DeMaurice Smith! The guys go over California legislation, 1309, and how that affects the NFL. Waukeen McCoy, lawyer for former San Jose State track coach Ron Davis, joins the program to discus Davis’ lawsuit against his former employer. And for all the fans, DeMaurice Smith answers your questions!Full Show
06/21/13 - Episode 259: BOOM! Get ready for an incredible show today! Dave and Coach break down the NBA Finals and tell you why it’s time to give LeBron James the respect he deserves. Andrew Jennings, a superb investigative journalist who covers mega-events like the Olympics and World Cup, joins the show to talk about the growing unrest in Brazil and how the protests impact the Confederations Cup going on right now.Full Show
06/14/13 - Episode 258: BOOM! We have one helluva show for you this week. Fresh off getting published on Grantland.com, Dave, Mark, and Geoff Millard -- the Edge of Sports hockey savant -- debate the merits of the Washington Redskins’ name. Geoff breaks down Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Royce White joins the program as well to talk about his music label and update you on the progress being made towards getting onto an NBA court.Full Show
06/07/13 - Episode 257: BABOOM! Another wonderful show this week on Edge of Sports! The guys break down Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Then hear a round table of “Disagree with Dave”! Richard Kent, a fantastic basketball writer, dissects the situation at Rutgers University and their athletic department.Full Show
05/25/13 - Episode 255: Boom! This week on Edge of Sports radio we talk about Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to fund a new hoops arena for DePaul while closing 50 city schools. We also talk to author Tim Wendel about his new book on the intersection of baseball and politics in 1968!Full Show
05/17/13 - Episode 254: BOOM! We have a fantastic show this week! Davey D, the premier hip-hop journalist, teaches Dave, Coach, and Mark what it means to be a Raider. Julia Wong of Unite Here Local 2, explains the fight for workers at AT&T Park. Finally, Davey D tells you about the great hip-hop artists that you absolutely must hear.Full Show
05/10/13 - Episode 253: BAM! We’ve got a great show for you this week. Aviva Kempner, award-winning filmmaker, talks about the re-releasing of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg. Dan Bloom, the Edge of Sports resident soccer expert, delves into the emotional retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United and the subsequent departure of David Moyes from Everton to replace him.Full Show
05/03/13 - Episode 252: BOOM! A superb show this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark react the Jason Collins’ coming out as the first openly gay active athlete in the Big Four. Kai Allums, the first openly transgender Division I athlete joins the show to give his perspective on the landmark moment. Old friend of the show and basketball writer, Richard Kent swings by to dissect the aftermath of the Rutgers athletic department situation.Full Show
05/01/13 - Episodes 251: BOOM! This week Dave, Coach, and Mark talk about all things Boston. They break down just what is so unique about Boston sports - the good, bad and ugly. They talk to Ted Johnson, three time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots. They also speak with Ben Shapiro aka "The Red Sox Monster" from masslive.com. Dave also reveals just why New York City fans are secretly jealous of their Boston brethren.Full Show
05/01/13 - Episode 250: We have a great show for you this week! Dave, Coach, and Mark give their perspective on the Boston Marathon bombing. Geoff Millard, superb hockey writer, stops by to preview the playoffs and explain how the Washington Capitals transformed themselves into a playoff team. Finally, Damion Thomas, Kinesiology professor at the University of Maryland, College Park gives you a taste of his excellent new book, Globe Trotting: American Athletes and Cold War Politics. Finally, the guys tell you if you should expect any upsets in the first round of the NBA playoffs.Full Show
04/12/13 - Episodes 249: BABOOM! We have another terrific show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark gives their hopes and fears about the new Jackie Robinson movie, 42. They talk to Grant Farred, author of A Long Distance Love, about the relationship between the city and soccer team of Liverpool with the late Margaret Thatcher. Jonathan Tucker and Brandon Douglas explain the Louder Than A Bomb slam poetry competition and recite a couple of their amazing poems. Learn more about the DMV competition.Full Show
04/05/13 - Episode 248: BOOM! We’ve got a wonderful show for you this week. Dave, Coach, and Mark talk about the real reasons Mike Rice was fired from Rutgers. The guys also debate the merit of Mark Cuban saying that he would draft Brittney Griner. Ben Shapiro, of Red Sox Monster, joins the program to go over the first week in baseball and give his preseason picks for MLB's MVP and Cy Young awards.Full Show
03/29/13 - Episode 247: KABOOM! Dave has a fantastic show for you this week. He takes a look at what role sports can and perhaps should play with regards to violence against women. Bryan Curtis, staff writer at Grantland, joins the program to talk about Arizona SB 10-70 and how it relates to MLB and professional sports in America. Chris Herren, the former hometown sports icon and Boston Celtic, shares his story about drug and alcohol addiction. Finally, Dave gives a bold prediction for NBA free agency in 2014.Full Show
03/22/13 - Episode 246: BOOM! We’ve got a tremendous March Madness special for you! Dave and “Mean” Mark Barry explain the negatives of the NCAA with regards to the amount of money thrown around for sports and coaches while the players don’t see a dime. Richard Kent, lawyer, writer, and presidential bracket-aid, joins the show to help the guys analyze the NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Tournament. Cub Buenning of SLAM Magazine, gives his picks for the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament after that.Full Show
03/15/13 - Episode 245: BOOM! We have a great, educational show this week as Dave continues the conversation about the Steubenville, OH rape case with author and activist, Jenn Roesch, and Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago who grew up in Steubenville himself. They discuss the intersectionality of sports culture, sexual violence and the general societal issues of violence against women.Full Show
03/08/13 - Episode 244: BOOM! We have an amazing show for you today! Dave, Coach, and Mark take a closer examination of the death of Hugo Chavez and how it impacts Major League Baseball. Ben Shapiro of Red Sox Monster joins the show to help the guys preview the AL East. Could the Toronto Blue Jays be the L.A. Lakers of MLB this season? Richard Kent, a superb tennis and basketball writer, calls in as well to discuss the landscape of Women’s College Basketball and who can beat Baylor.Full Show
03/01/13 - Episode 243: BOOM! We have a great show today. Dave, Coach McNutt, and “Mean” Mark get a little personal with the NFL’s hiring practices along with special guest, Patrick Hruby from Sports on Earth. Patrick sticks with the show to discuss the use of PEDs in the NBA and explains why no one is talking about the issue. Billy Sample, Dave’s MLB idol joins the program to talk baseball in comparison to when he played. You won’t want to miss his movie coming out soon either, Reunion 108.Full Show
02/22/13 - Episode 242: KABOOM! We’ve got a jam-packed show that all your friends will be talking about! Chris Gaffney, a leading academic geographer and investigative journalist calls in from Rio to talk about the significance of the one day workers strike in the rebuilding of the Maracana for the World Cup. Sekou Smith helps Dave and Mark preview the second half of the NBA season after an entertaining All-Star weekend. Finally, hear from one of the most intriguing draft picks in NBA history, as Royce White explains his position on capitalism and describes his inspiration.Full Show
02/15/13 - Episode 241: BOOM! We’ve got quite a show for you! Dave, Coach McNutt, and “Mean” Mark Barry tell you why the Washington Redskins will have a new name. The guys are joined by Patrick Burke, current NHL scout, who founded the You Can Play Project in honor of his late brother in an effort to end homophobia in sports. Next, it’s the highly-anticipated return of Ask a Sports Psychologist with Professor Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University to examine the media coverage of the Penn State scandal.Full Show
02/07/13 - Episode 240: BOOM! We have a most excellent show for you today. Dave, Coach McNutt and “Mean” Mark Barry give their thoughts on the lasting impression of Super Bowl XLVII. Then hear how Seattle really feels about the seeing the Sonic return from Adam Brown, the co-creator of the Edge-y Award winning documentary, Sonicsgate. Dave takes you overseas as well with Dan Bloom, SiriusXMFC Host and writer, to discuss the match-fixing scandal that’s shaking the world’s game to it’s core.Full Show
02/01/13 - Episode 239: BOOM! We have a fantastic show to get your brain moving before Super Bowl Sunday. Dave and the Coach make their Super Bowl pick before taking a look at the historical significance of a Super Bowl ad with Dr. Dalit Baum, co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation? Then, Hudson Taylor, a three-time All-American wrestler at the University of Maryland, College Park and more importantly, the founder of Athlete Ally, joins the show to give his perspective about the LGBT community’s relationship with this year’s Super Bowl.Full Show
01/25/13 - Episode 238: BOOM! We have a heck of show for you today! All-Star snubs and superb guests. Jeremi Duru, author of Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL joins the show and ESPN's Howard Bryant comes back to talk about his baseball Hall of Fame ballot.Full Show
01/18/13 - Episode 237: KABOOM! We've got a great show for you featuring ESPN's Howard Bryant who looks at the Manti Te'o story from the point of view of the journalist. Jimmy Stewart, former NFL player and current mental health expert, also joins the show to delve into the minds of the professional football player and how the military is a similar institution to the NFL.Full Show
01/11/13 - Episode 236: BOOM! A riveting show this week featuring former Washington Wizards big man and current author, Etan Thomas, who wrote an open letter to RGIII. Geoff Millard also joins the show to break down the new NHL CBA and tells you who the winners and losers were before the shortened season begins.Full Show
01/04/13 - Episode 235: BOOM! We have another amazing show this week featuring the 3-time Super Bowl Champion of the New England Patriots, linebacker Ted Johnson to help preview the 2013 NFL Playoffs. Sally Jenkins, columnist for The Washington Post also joins the show for her first public address regarding Lance Armstrong after his most recent battle off his bike.Full Show
12/21/12 - Episode 234: BOOM! We have a fantastic show this week that is an absolute can't miss hour as we give out the Edgy awards to those at the forefront of sports and politics in 2012. Enjoy!Full Show
12/14/12 - Episode 233: We have another knockout show this week. We start to break down the Edgies. The jam-packed show features the great political commentator, David Sirota. We also speak to the author of Chris & Nancy, Irvin Muchnick.Full Show
11/30/12 - Episode 231: We have another knockout show this week featuring the executive director of the NFLPA, DeMaurice Smith, sharing his thoughts on the late Marvin Miller. Also, long-time sports columnist for the NY Times Bob Lipsyte talks about the baseball Hall of Fame, performance-enhancing drugs, and Lance Armstrong.Full Show
11/23/12 - Episode 230: BOOM! We talk to a member of the United States Basketball Writers of America and the United States Tennis Writers of America, Richard Kent, about his book Roger Federer: Back on Top. Also Sekou Smith of the NBA.com Hangtime blog joins us for some hoop chatter.Full Show
11/16/12 - Episode 229: BOOM! We have a great show this week. We talk to Sports Illustrated columnist and Dream Team author Jack McCallum about Mike D'Antoni reuniting with Kobe Bryant as the LA Lakers head coach. Plus, Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach talks about concussions in the previous and modern eras of football.Full Show
11/09/12 - Episode 228: This week, we talk about the talk about the science of facts with respect to Barack Obama winning the Presidential election in a landslide. Poet, former NBA center and democratic organizer Etan Thomas talks about Obama's victory at the polls, and former NFL running back George Nock discusses athletes as artists.Full Show
11/02/12 - Episode 227: This week, we talk about the NCAA enforcement rules and concussions with Washington Times and SportsOnEarth.com writer Patrick Hruby. Plus Jonathan Mahler of Bloomberg discusses his book 'The Bronx is Burning' and the death of the New York Yankees.Full Show
10/26/12 - Episode 226: BOOM! This week, we talk about David Stern's ego and the new hoops season with ESPN.com Page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson, former St John's head soccer coach Jim Keady speaks out against Nike's overreaching influence, and Popsspot.com writer Charles Modiano breaks down the latest in power, oppression, and privilige in sport.Full Show
10/19/12 - Episode 225: This week, we talk about the law firm behind the lockouts in the four major sports. We're joined by former Pro Bowl cornerback Fred Smoot to discuss RGIII, Mississippi State football, and some politics. Plus, SLAM Magazine editor at larger and co-host of NBA.com's Hangtime blog Lang Whitaker to preview the hoops season.Full Show
10/12/12 - Episode 224: BOOM! This week, we kick off the show talking about Eric Winston's rant against fans cheering on player injuries in the NFL. 3-time Super Bowl winning linebacker Ted Johnson talks about the League and concussions following RGIII's 'mild' diagnosis, and Geoff Millard talks about the NHL owners' lockout of the players.Full Show
10/05/12 - Episode 223: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week. We're talking to Jemele Hill of ESPN about the first white football coach at an HBCU and Ohio State's third string freshman quarterback, Cardale Jones, and the tweet read round the world. Also, professor & author Grant Fared talks about the release of the Hillsborough files abdicating Liverpool FC fans who were blamed as part of the decades old massacre cover up.Full Show
09/28/12 - Episode 222: It's a big show this week! We talk about the ref lockout with Joe Briggs, League counsel for the NFLPA, and Wyclef Jean talks about Lauryn Hill and the Fugees, his love of soccer, and his run for President of Haiti.Full Show
09/21/12 - Episode 221: BOOM! We dedicate this program to the District of Columbia as a sports city. The coach Kevin McNutt rides shotgun as we interview a man with a unique background specific to the Washington football team's history, the Shirley Povich chair and panelist on ESPN's 'Around the Horn', Kevin Blackistone. Also, former Detroit Lions cornerback Lamar Campbell talks about life after football.Full Show
09/14/12 - Episode 220: BOOM! We've got a great show for you this week. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe talks LGBT rights putting the verbal smackdown on one Maryland politician, and Geoff Millard of PopsSpot.com talks about the NHL lockout.Full Show
09/07/12 - Episode 219: The full interview with 6-time National Sportswriter of the Year Frank Deford about his new book Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter sharing details of the personalities he's interviewed over the course of his 50-year career.Full Show
08/31/12 - Episode 218: Helluva show this week. We speak with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about the latest developments with the union and replacement refs. Plus, part 1 of our interview with 6-time National Sportswriter of the Year Frank Deford about his new book Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter sharing details of the personalities he's interviewed over the course of his 50-year career.Full Show
08/24/12 - Episode 217: BOOM! We kick the show off trying to get inside the minds of Augusta's illuminati, but they won't let us in. Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com talks about his new book Undefeated about the 72 Miami Dolphins. Etan Thomas, the author of Fatherhood and columnist for The Washington Post talks politics with a side of sports heading into the November Presidential Election.Full Show
08/10/12 - Episode 216: BOOM! We begin the show with our wrap of the Olympics speaking with Mark Berry, Kevin McNutt, and producer Jeremiah Tittle about the most impressive athletes in London. Former Patriot linebacker Ted Johnson talks about concussions and his stand off with Bill Belichik. Also the directors of the new film about streetball, 'Doin It In The Park', Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau speak truth to the power of hoops.Full Show
08/03/12 - Episode 215: We kick off the show waxing poetic on Gabby Douglas with Mark Barry and producer Jeremiah Tittle. Professor Jules Boykoff discusses the latest stories surrounding the Olympics in London, and 1968 Bronze medalist Dr. John Carlos shares his thoughts on the political stands specific Olympians are taking in London.Full Show
07/27/12 - Episode 214: BOOM! We're talking Penn State with Kevin 'the ref' McNutt, Mark Barry, and producer Jeremiah Tittle. Professor Jules Boykoff discusses his column on policing Olympic-dissent in London, and Trevor Martin talks about his documentary 'Pelotero' which follows the money and despair of the Dominican Republic-based Major League Baseball talent farm system.Full Show
07/13/12 - Episode 213: BOOM! We're joined in studio by Kevin 'the ref' McNutt, Mark Barry, and producer Jeremiah Tittle to talk about the Olympic basketball team preparing for the London Games debating this roster's strength compared with the 'Dream Team'. Title IX advocate, Olympic Champion, Professor of Law Nancy Hogshead-Makar breaks down the gender gap. Plus, Sports Illustrated columnist Jack McCallum shares some of the lesser known facts he learned while researching for his book 'Dream Team'.Part 1
07/06/12 - Episode 212: It's a hot show, literally, this week as we're joined in studio by Kevin 'the ref' McNutt, Mark Barry, and producer Esther Song in the studio to recap the NBA Finals victory for the Miami Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder. We speak to David Canton, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College, about Michael Johnson's comments on the origin of African Americans' athletic prowess. Plus, Mark Perryman talks about his book Why The Olympics Aren’t Good For Us, And How They Can Be.Full Show
06/29/12 - Episode 211: We have a bombastic show this week kicking it off with a discussion of Jerry Sandusky and the culpability of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Plus, Sports Fans Coalition executive director Brian Frederick breaks down the sham of a playoff created in college football.Full Show
06/22/12 - Episode 210: BOOM! Back with another episode joined by Kevin 'the ref' McNutt in studio discussing the NBA Finals. Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita smacks down the NFL's smear campaign we've come to know as 'bounty-gate'.Full Show
06/15/12 - Episode 209: Big show this week with Kevin 'the ref' McNutt in studio discussing the NBA Finals. Muck raker Irwin Muchnick talks pedophilia in USA Swimming, 'dangerous' Dan Bloom talks Euros, and Geoff Millard on the Stanley Cup Finals.Full Show
06/08/12 - Episode 208: BOOM! We have a rediculously big show this week with Kevin 'the ref' McNutt riding shotgun. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith enters the ring to discuss all things NFL, NFLPA, and the latest on the retired players suit against the League. Plus, former NBA center Etan Thomas talks about his fantastic book, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge.Full Show
06/01/12 - Episode 207: We are joined in studio by Damian "Slimm Goines" Smith, Mark Barry, and Kevin McNutt to talk NBA Playoffs with Sekou Smith of the NBA Hang Time blog followed by a discussion of the New Orleans Saints bounty-gate with the man who filmed it all, Sean Pamphilon.Full Show
05/25/12 - Episode 206: BOOM! It's all about the endurance challenge this week as Dave Z shares stories from the London Olympics front lines alongside Damian "Slimm Goines" Smith and Kevin McNutt. Plus, we speak with vegan Ultra-marathon runner Rich Roll about his book, 'Finding Ultra'.Full Show
05/18/12 - Episode 205: It's the ALL MUSIC edition of Edge of Sports Radio hosted by Damian "Slimm Goines" Smith himself while Dave Zirin navigates the London 2012 Olympics protest and picket lines with Dr. John Carlos in the UK. Hear interviews with DMC, Chuck D, and the late, great Adam Yauch.Full Show
05/11/12 - Episode 204: BOOM! Former Laker and Wizard Laron Profit, Damian Smith, and Kevin McNutt join us in studio to debate all things Boston from the Red Sox to the Celtics. Also, we talk to producer Adam Brown and director Jason Reid about their film 'Sonicsgate'.Full Show
05/04/12 - Episode 203: BOOM! We're joined by former San Diego Charger Courtney Van Buren and Hard Knock Radio host Waylon Southern to discuss the death of Junior Seau. Plus, we speak with our NHL Playoff analyst Geoff Millard.Full Show
04/27/12 - Episode 202: Big show this week as we welcome Laron Profit and Kevin McNutt in studio to interview Mark Hyman, author of Most Expensive Game in Town & David Leonard, author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness.Full Show
04/20/12 - Episode 201: We have a hell of a show this week. We kick off the show with a discussion of what Pat Summitt means to the sports landscape. We welcome former St. Johns University track coach Jim Keady to discuss Educating for Justice, and Chris Lamb talks about his book Conspiracy of Silence about the media's inaction during baseball's beyond slow integration.Full Show
04/13/12 - Episode 200: BOOM! We welcome some of our regulars to talk about the biggest stories in sports. Charles 'Modi' Modiano of POPSspot.com talks 'Power, Oppression, and Privelidge in Sport' and Geoff Millard breaks down the NHL Playoffs and brings attention to 'You Can Play' campaign promoting equality for LGBT athletes.Full Show
04/06/12 - Episode 199: BOOM! This week, we put Coach Calipari and Kentucky's National Championship triumph into perspective with respect to paying college athletes. Also, we're joined by Sekou Smith of the fabulous NBA.com Hangtime Blog, and friend of the show Damian Smith AKA Slimm Goines.Full Show
03/30/12 - Episode 198: We have a big time show this week talking Trayvon Martin and college hoops with Slam Magazine's Cub Buenning and Kevin McNutt. Also, we remember the late, great Bert Sugar, and Damian Smith performs some of his music.Full Show
03/23/12 - Episode 197: BOOM! We have a helluva show this week as we speak with poet, author, and NBA veteran center Etan Thomas and former Laker, Wizard, and Terp Laron Profit about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Plus, we get an update on the Olympics and World Cup 'preparations' in Brazil from Theresa Williamson of Catalytic Communities.Full Show
03/16/12 - Episode 196: BOOM! Must listen show this week as we speak to veteran NFL cornerback Fred Smoot about playing for Greg Williams and bounty-gate, and we talk March Madness with Richard Kent.Full Show
03/09/12 - Episode 195: On this week's show, we take a closer look at 'bountygate' with players who actually experienced it firsthand spanning three generations of professional football as Dave Meggyesy, Jay Novacek, and Duke Preston tell us their stories.Full Show
03/02/12 - Episode 194: Hell of a show this week as Laron Profit and the Coach Kevin McNutt sit in studio for an epic interview with former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown about coaching Shaq and his views on the NCAA. Plus, we speak with Nancy Hogshead-Makar who won 3 gold medals and a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics and Senior Director of Advocacy for the Women's Sports Foundation.Full Show
02/24/12 - Episode 193: We have a fantastic show for you this week talking hoop, hoop, and more hoop with former NBA center Etan Thomas and NBA Hangtime blog writer Sekou Smith. Plus, we have Slate columnist and former NFL pro Nate Jackson on sports media and America's most popular sport.Full Show
02/17/12 - Episode 192: BOOM! We've got a fantastic show for you this week. We're talking to Drew Magary about his new novel, The Postmortal, Philadelphia Daily News senior writer Will Bunch about his new Kindle single Give it to Steve, and the coach Kevin McNutt talks Whitney.Full Show
02/10/12 - Episode 191: We have a sick show for you this week as we welcome some phenomenal guests to the program: retired veteran defensive back Fred Smooth talks Super Bowl halftime and politics, Laron Profit examines the Jeremy Lin effect, and Patrick Hruby of Yahoo Sports fights for his rights to take the day off after the Super Bowl.Full Show
02/03/12 - Episode 190: BOOM! On this week's show, we speak with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith about the organization's stand against 'right to work' legislation in Indiana, and Jonathan Mahler about his book 'Death Comes to Happy Valley'.Full Show
01/27/12 - Episode 189: We've got a hell of a show for you this week as former Terp, Wizard, and Laker Laron Profit dishes on Joe Paterno's legacy providing some love tips along the way, Geoff Millard talks NHL All Star weekend, and SportsFans.org Executive Director Brian Frederick discusses the fight to end the NFL blackout under review at the FCC.Full Show
01/20/12 - Episode 188: BOOM! All star guests on this week's show as we are joined by former NFL defensive back Fred Smoot, Sporting News columnist David Steele, and Battle for Brookln's Daniel Goldstein.Full Show
01/13/12 - Episode 187: We welcome back NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith to discuss taking a stand against the Indiana state legislature's proposed 'right to work' bill. Also former NBA player Jason Miskiri discusses his playing days and his current work as a restauranteur with the opening of Society Lounge in Silver Spring, MD. Lastly, ESPN.com page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson debates the hottest issues in hoops.Full Show
01/06/12 - Episode 186: BOOM! This week, we explain why we think America is disgusted with the greedy BCS mess. Grantland & Deadspin pro wrestling writer David Shoemaker brings the pain, and we go above the rim with NBA.com writer Sekou Smith and 'the coach' Kevin McNutt.Full Show
12/30/11 - Episode 185: BOOM! Get ready for the inaugural 'Edgy Awards' in this year in review show focusing on the biggest stories where sports and politics collided in 2011 with Washington Times & ESPN writer Patrick Hruby and 'the coach' Kevin McNutt.Full Show
12/23/11 - Episode 184: We've got hoops on our mind and former NBA player Laron Profit to dish it up, Washington State head coach Mike Leach talks scandal and bias in college football, plus former AOL & NFL Executive Derrick Heggans returns to discuss his documentary 'Third and Long' which explores the history, racial struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans in professional football from 1946 to the NFL's modern era.Full Show
12/16/11 - Episode 183: This week, we have a packed show as we eagerly anticipate the start of the NBA season. SLAM Magazine editor-in-chief Ben Osborne, SportsFans.org Executive Director Brian Frederick, and former AOL & NFL Executive Derrick Heggans to discuss his documentary 'Third and Long'. The film explores and celebrates the history, racial struggles, sacrifices and triumphs of African Americans in professional football from 1946 to the NFL's modern era.Full Show
12/09/11 - Episode 182: BOOM! This week we have writer of the new book "The Whore of Akron," Scott Raab to talk about his take on Lebron James and 'The Decision.' We also welcome in friend of the show Adrian Burgos to discuss Albert Pujols' move to the Angels.Full Show
12/02/11 - Episode 181: We got a helluva show this week. Hockey expert Puck Daddy aKa Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports joins us to talk about the recent coaching change in Washington. We also welcome in former NBAer Will Strickland to talk about the post-lockout NBA.Full Show
11/18/11 - Episode 180: BOOM! This week we are joined by professor David Canton, ESPN's Scoop Jackson and Kevin 'The Coach' McNutt as they discuss the fallout at Penn State and the NBA labor agreement.Full Show
11/11/11 - Episode 179: BOOM! What a week in sports! Joe Paterno was fired, Smokin' Joe Frazier passed away, and the NBA Lockout has entered a critical period. We tackle all these topics and more this week with the legendary Bert Sugar, ESPN's Scoop Jackson, and former NBA star Lamond Murray.Full Show
11/04/11 - Episode 178: This week we air sound from the Shirley Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland.Full Show
10/21/11 - Episode 176: BOOM! We got a terrific show for you this week. Author Jeff Pearlman joins us to talk about all the heat he has been taking for his controversial book on the life of Walter Payton. We also speak with the voice of IndyCar, Mike King, about the tragic death of Dan Wheldon.Full Show
10/07/11 - Episode 175: BOOM! We got a special show this week. We welcome in Olympian and political activist Dr. John Carlos for a one hour special about his life, his greatest accomplishments, and his challenges. Dave's book on Carlos titled, The John Carlos Story, is available now.Full Show
09/30/11 - Episode 174: BOOM! We got another terrific show this week. Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita swings by, one of baseball's greatest writers, Howard Bryant breaks down the magic in the MLB on Wednesday, and George Atallah of the NFLPA discusses the ongoing issues between the players and the owners.Full Show
09/23/11 - Episode 173: We got a helluva show this week. Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall joins us to discuss college athletics. Former NFL RB Brian Mitchell stops by to chat about the NFL. We also welcome in author David J. Leonard to talk about his upcoming book, "After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness."Full Show
09/16/11 - Episode 172: This week we have a spectacular show for you. Atlanta Hawks center and NBA player rep. Etan Thomas joins us to break down the NBA labor negotiations. Heisman Trophy runner-up Don McPherson joins us to talk some pigskin. We also have Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Taylor Branch on this week to talk about the state of college athletics.Full Show
09/09/11 - Episode 171: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week. We make our NFL predictions. Former NFL great Bruce Laird joins us to talk about the league's tumultuous off-season. Dexter Rodgers also joins us to talk about his film on Joe Gilliam. We even talk tennis with Richard Kent!Full Show - -
09/02/11 - Episode 170: We got a helluva show for you this week. To talk about the Baltimore Grand Prix and diversity in auto racing we have owner of Starting Grid Inc., Chris Miles, and Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies. Author Jordan Conn joins us to talk about his latest book about the life of Manute Bol.Segment 1 - We open the show talking about Michael Vick and his new $100 million contract.
08/26/11 - Episode 169: BOOM! We got an entertaining show for you today. David Steele of The Sporting News sits in for the full hour. We chat about fan safety at sporting events and we talk a bit about some of Steele's latest columns.Segment 1 - We open the show with a discussion on fan safety at sporting events and what can be done to improve it.
08/19/11 - Episode 168: BOOM! In the midst of a wild week in sports, we talk to our All-American Laron Profit about the scandal at "The U" and the brawl between China and Georgetown. We also chat with Neil deMause about his book, "Field of Schemes."Segment 1 - We talk to Laron Profit aboutthe booster scandal at the University of Miami as well as the fight between Georgetown and a Chinese basketball team in the Far East.
08/12/11 - Episode 167: BOOM! We got a great show this week as ESPN.com's Patrick Hruby joins us live in-studio to talk about the NFL's latest legal woes. We also have an amazing discussion with former NFL star Joe Ehrmann about his book and about football.Segment 1 - We kick off the show talking to Patrick Hruby about a class-action lawsuit filed against the NFL that concerns their handling of concussions.
08/05/11 - Episode 166: Back in the saddle this week bringing more heat this August on the NBA lockout, homophobia and jock culture. We speak with legendary Syracuse College Football Hall of Famer Don McPherson about political activism in the locker room. Plus, Sherry Wolf shares some words on homophobia amongst athletes.Segment 1 - The NBA Lockout is #1 on our minds as we deal with a basket full of storylines.
07/08/11 - Episode 165: BOOM! We have an amazing show this week. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith as well as a roundtable of NFLPA reps join us to remember the late John Mackey. We also visit with activist Tupac Acosta to discuss his planned demonstrations at the MLB All-Star Game in Phoenix, Arizona. Laron Profit joins us as a guest co-host.Segment 1 - We take a look at how the labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA have progressed and what it will take to get this deal done.
07/01/11 - Episode 164: This week we chat with Ken Reed of the League of Fans about what his group is doing to make sports better for the fans that consume them and rollerderby legend 'Lady Hulk' aKa Diane Williams. We also examine the Women's World Cup.Full Show
06/24/11 - Episode 163: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week as our NBA Draft expert Cub Buenning of SLAM Magazine joins us to breakdown Thursday night's draft. We also visit with Catalytic Communities executive director Teresa Williamson to talk about the impact of the 2016 Olympics has had on Rio.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a chat about the MLB All Star Game in Arizona and Adrian Gonzalez's comments that he would not participate if the game was not moved.
06/17/11 - Episode 162: The 2010-11 NBA and NHL seasons are officially in the books with the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Bruins winning their respective titles. This week we look back at the NBA Finals with Laron Profit, and Geoff Millard joins us to reflect on the STanley Cup Playoffs. We also visit with Richard Kent, author of Big East Confidential.Segment 1 - Our resident NBA analyst Laron Profit gives us his thoughts on the NBA Finals and Lebron James' post-game comments.
06/10/11 - Episode 161: BOOM! This week we have Dallas Morning News columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor joins us to talk the madness that is the NBA Finals. Author of the ESPN tell all book "Those Guys Have All the Fun," James Miller also joins us to talk about the controversial best-seller.Segment 1 - We start the show this week by bashing FIFA for their poor handling of the Iranian women's national team.
06/03/11 - Episode 160: We say goodbye to "The Big Diesel" this week as we reflect on the career of Shaquille O'Neal. ESPN's Jemele Hill joins us while en route to Shaq's retirement announcement to discuss his place in history. We also welcome in Bert Sugar to talk about Macho Man Randy Savage as well as his new book of boxing lists.Segment 1 - We reflect on Shaq's career and decide where he ranks among the best centers of all-time.
05/27/11 - Episode 159: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week. Former NBA vet Laron Profit shares his thoughts on the NBA Playoffs with us. And later, author Rob Ruck swings by to talk about his book, "Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game."Segment 1 - We get started this week with some analysis of Dallas and Miami's Conference Finals victories.
05/20/11 - Episode 158: BOOM! We got a radio host, a writer, and an actor on the program this week. Patrick Hruby of ESPN.com sits in as we chat with radio host and author David Sirota about his new book. We also receive a visit from actor Roger Guenveur Smith whose one man show "Juan and John" recently opened in LA.Segment 1 - We kickoff this week's show analyzing musician Carlos Santana's controversial comments at a Braves game on Civil Rights Day.
05/13/11 - Episode 157: BOOM! We got a special guest on the show today. Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones joins us LIVE and in-studio for an exclusive interview. We also chat with Latino studies professor Adrian Burgos about his new book. Not to mention, we air out world champion boxer Bernard Hopkins for his comments on Donovan McNabb's "blackness."Segment 1 - Bernard Hopkins made some controversial comments about Donovan McNabb's race this week and we take offense to them.
05/06/11 - Episode 156: This week we reflect on Gary Williams' storied career with one of his former players, Laron Profit. We also have a very candid conversation on the current state of sportswriting with the legendary Robert Lipsyte.Segment 1 - We share our thoughts on the recent controversy caused by tweets concerning Osama bin Laden's death by Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Douglas-Roberts.
04/29/11 - Episode 155: BOOM! We got a great show for you this week. Los Angeles councilwoman Janice Hahn joins us to talk about her push to have the Los Angeles Dodgers become a publicly owned franchise. NY Daily News columnist Michael O'Keefe also stops by to have a conversation about the hot button issues in sports right now.Segment 1 - We open the show this week discussing Bud Selig's seizing of the Los Angeles Dodgers and why Roger Goodell is a knucklehead.
04/22/11 - Episode 154: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week as Laron Profit and ESPN.com's Patrick Hruby join us for the whole show. BALCO's founder Victor Conte chats with us about Barry Bonds, his trial, and the impact of PEDs on sports. We also give you our take on PEDs with a little NBA playoff analysis sprinkled in. Oh yea, and there's a conversation with Dexter Rodgers that you won't want to miss.Segment 1 - We start this week's show with reaction to the MLB taking over the LA Dodgers and finish with a breakdown of the first round of games in the NBA Playoffs.
04/15/11 - Episode 153: This week we have two former NFL players stop by as NFLPA officer Nolan Harrison swings by in-studio to talk about the NFL lockout. Former TE Nate Jackson also checks in to talk about drug testing and the health of NFL players today.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a rant on the conclusion of the Barry Bonds trial.
04/01/11 - Episode 152: BOOM! We got a college basketball themed show this week and Laron Profit isn't the only college hoops star we have in studio. Georgetown Lady Hoyas star Monica McNutt joins us to talk about the Hoyas Sweet 16 run and their tough loss to UConn's Lady Huskies. We also have "The Coach" Kevin McNutt in the house to talk about the cultural impact of the 1980s Georgetown men's teams.Segment 1 - We kick off this week's show talking about the battle between good and evil in this year's Final Four.
03/25/11 - Episode 151: As always we got a helluva show this week. Laron Profit helps us breakdown the madness that has been the NCAA Tournament. Former NFL player Nate Jackson lets us know what really goes on behind the NFL's curtain. And Brad Snyder, author of "A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports," joins us to talk about Adrian Peterson's comments on the subject. Iraqi war veteran Geoff Millard also sits in this week.Segment 1 - Our All-American Laron Profit helps us make sense of a wild first weekend in the NCAA Tournament.
03/18/11 - Episode 150: BOOM! It's March Madness and we preview the Big Dance with our man Laron Profit. SLAM Magazine's Cub Buenning also joins us as we give you our Final Four selections.Segment 1 - We break down the bracket and predict who is going to be in Houston for the 2011 Final Four.
03/11/11 - Episode 149: BOOM! On the eve of the deadline of NFL labor negotiations we have former NFL LB Nolan Harrison of the NFLPA stop by to talk about the status of the talks. We also have nurse Susan Zuercher who tells us about the recent strike in Washington DC. We also weigh in on the Miami Heat's recent trials and tribulations.Segment 1 - We welcome in former NFL LB and executive member of the NFLPA Nolan Harrison to talk about NFL labor negotiations.
03/04/11 - Episode 148: This week we have a stellar show as NBA vet Laron Profit joins us as a co-host. NBA Player's Association executive director Billy Hunter joins us to breakdown the impending NBA labor negotiations. We also have Dr. Rolanda Delamartinez stop by to talk about her daugher Kye Allums, a transgender player for the GW women's basketball team.Segment 1 - We debate Carmelo Anthony's impact on the Knicks and what the top sports story of today is.
02/25/11 - Episode 147: BOOM! This week we have the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabaar stopping by to talk about his new documentary about the Harlem Renaissance. We also have Laron Profit in studio to make sense of a wild NBA trading deadline.Segment 1 - We kick off this week's show with a report from my visit to Wisconsin admid the protests.
02/18/11 - Episode 146: We got a terrific show for you this week. We talk to the star and the playwright of the Broadway play 'Lombardi' just 2 weeks after the Packers won another Super Bowl. We also take a look at the contract negotiations between Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a run down of the hottest news stories of the last week in the sports and politics realm. ESPN.com's Patrick Hruby guest co-hosts.
02/11/11 - Episode 145: BOOM! This week's show is one of the best we've ever produced. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith sits down with us for the ENTIRE SHOW! He tells us about how the labor negotiations are going, if there will be a lockout, and what the NFLPA's goals are in these uncertain times. Laron Profit guest co-hosts.Segment 1 - NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith tells us about the recent breakdown in negotiations with the NFL over a new CBA and if he thinks there will be a lockout.
02/04/11 - Episode 144: BOOM! It's Super Bowl weekend and we have a super show for you this week. Laron Profit and Patrick Hruby join us as guest co-hosts as we preview the big game. Jeremi Duru swings by to talk about the Rooney Rule in the NFL and 4-time Super Bowl champ Bill Romanowski gives us a live report on the happenings in Dallas.Segment 1 - Former NBA player Laron Profit and ESPN Page 2's Patrick Hruby help us breakdown Sunday's Steelers-Packers championship match-up.
01/28/11 - Episode 143: BOOM! This week we got a helluva show as Jon Wertheim joins us to talk about his new book. Dr. Thabiti Lewis also joins us to examine race, culture, and sports. Iraqi war veteran Geoff Millard joins us as a guest co-host this week.Segment 1 - With the Super Bowl just over a week away, we look at the NFC Champion Green Bay Packers and their ownership structure.
01/21/11 - Episode 142: BOOM! We got a helluva show this weel. ESPN.com's own Patrick Hruby is our guest co-host this week as we talk NFL playoffs, Carmelo Anthony, and much more. Sekou Smith of NBA.com gives us an update of NBA labor negotiations and filmmaker Zach Levy tells us about his new documentary "Strongman."Segment 1 - We start off the show basking in Boston Pete's misery talking about the Jets-Patriots game from last weekend and we look ahead to this weekend's conference championship games.
01/14/11 - Episode 141: As always we gotta great show for you this week. With Laron Profit as our guest host, we take a look at the hot sports headlines of the week, examine why Washington DC sports teams are so bad, and make our picks for the NFL playoffs this weekend. Legendary sportswrtier Jack Macallum joins us as well to talk about the future of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudamire's rise to superstardom.Segment 1 - We kick off the show taking a look at the top sports stories of the week.
01/07/11 - Episode 140: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week with Laron Profit stepping in as our special guest co-host. Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita gives us some insight on the negotiations between the NFLPA and the owners. Brian Frederick of the Sports Fans Coalition tells us what the SFC is doing for fans. We also debate Andrew Luck's decision to stay in school and give you our Super Bowl picks.Segment 1 - Andrew Luck decided to stay in school even though he would've been the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Laron tells us why that was a good choice.
12/31/10 - Episode 139: Happy New Year! This week we got a great show with cameos from ESPN.com's Scoop Jackson and professional wrestling critic Irv Muchnick. We also talk about the latest development in Rex Ryan's foot fetish saga.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a little chatter about the latest videos to hit the web starring Rex Ryan's wife.
12/24/10 - Episode 138: It's a Festivus for the rest of us. Merry Christmas Eve to all, but this year we are celebrating Festivus. We will be airing the grievances we have had with athletes over the past year and Laron and Dave compete in the feats of strength. Rus Bradburd also joins us to talk about his trip to Juarez to try and work with youth basketball.Segment - We welcome Laron Profit to the co-host's chair as we go right at Rex Ryan and his foot fetish exploits.
12/17/10 - Episode 137: This week on Edge of Sports we have the hilarious Paul Mercurio of "The Daily Show" in as our guest co-host. He helps us welcome in a pair of doctors as Dr. Nicole LaVoi drops by to talk about ESPN W and former NFL player Dr. Walter Beach talks a bit with us about the state of ther NFL.Segment 1 - Writer for "The Daily Show," Paul Mecurio joins us as a guest host this week and we chat a little bit about his work with Jon Stewart.
12/10/10 - Episode 136: BOOM! As always, we got a helluva show this week. Dan Shanoff of the Daily Quickie stops by to chat about Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow and we have a few words for the Notre Dame football program.Segment 1 - We react to the Patriots' drubbing of the New York Jets on MNF and pose the question, "If Barack Obama was an NFL coach, who would he be?"
12/03/10 - Episode 135: Lebron-gate 2010 is finally over and we pick up the pieces on this week's show. Laron Profit, Dexter Rodgers, and Nathan Ivey join us this week to break down Lebron James' emphatic return to Cleveland in one of the highest anticipated regular season NBA games in recent history.Segment 1 - Good friend of the show, Laron Profit joins us to analyze Lebron's homecoming on Thursday night in Cleveland.
11/19/10 - Episode 134: BOOM! We have a great show this week as Laron Profit swings by to fill the co-host chair and give us his thoughts on some major stories going on right now. We also welcome Doug Gladstone to talk about the fight to get pension benefits for retired MLB players. Jemele Hill of ESPN.com also joins us to talk about the soap opera known as the Washington Redskins.Segment 1 - We start the show going through the major headlines of the week with Laron.
11/05/10 - Episode 133: BOOM! We got a great show this week as two AOL Fanhouse writers, Kevin Blackistone and David Steele, swing by to chew on some of the hot topics in sports right now. We also welcome in Doug Harris, the producer of the sports documentary "Out: The Glen Burke Story," to tell the story of the openly gay baseball player.Segment 1 - We start the show off taking a look at Donovan McNabb's benching late in the Redskins loss to Detroit.
10/29/10 - Episode 132: BOOM! EOS Nation fan favorite and former NBA swingman Laron Profit delivers his predictions for the upcoming NBA season. The man with the plan NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith returns to the studio to assess what progress if any is being made with the NFL owners in labor talks.Segment 1 - Former University of Maryland and Washington Wizard guard Laron Profit breaks down the cream of the crop in this year's NBA season.
10/22/10 - Episode 131: We have one of our best shows of all time this week as legendary news anchor Dan Rather joins us to talk about an investigative report he did on Dominican baseball players and their path to the majors. Writer Chris Gaffney also stops by to chat a bit about how the Olympics and World Cup is affecting Brazil.Segment 1 - We take a look at the rash of concussions in Week 7 and what the NFL should do to remedy the problem.
10/08/10 - Episode 130: We got a helluva show this week. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated stops by to talk about his latest piece connecting depression with professional athletes. Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski also joins us to breakdown the NFL five weeks into the season.Segment 1 - We begin the show analyzing the Randy Moss trade and criticize Bill Belichick for his arrogrance.
10/01/10 - Episode 129: BOOM! Sparks fly on this week's episode as former NBA player Laron profit stands in as our special guest co-host. Laron engages in a heavy debate about race in sports with "The Huffington Post's" Dexter Rodgers. We also welcome in Meg Hewings to talk about women's hockey in Canada.Segment 1 - We are pleased to have Laron Profit help us co-host this week's show. We kick it off by debating whether college athletes should or should not be paid.
09/24/10 - Episode 128: BOOM! We have quite a show this week as Atlanta Hawks center Etan Thomas and former NBAer Laron Profit join us as guest co-hosts. Former NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy drops by to talk about his times at Syracuse and the state of college athletics. We also chat with former NBA player Chris Washburn about his time in the league.Segment 1 - The Poet and the Profit. Etan Thomas and Laron Profit grab the mic and join us to co-host the show today.
09/22/10 - Episode 127: We got a great show this week. George Atallah of the NFLPA drops by to chat about labor negotiations between the players and the owners, Sccop Jackson comments on the top stories of the week, and Gustavo Andrare tells us his experience protesting the Diamondbacks.Segment 1 - We take a look at Reggie Bush's decision to return his Heisman Trophy.
09/10/10 - Episode 126: BOOM! This week we got a helluva show with AOL Fanhouse's Bethlehem Shoals swinging by to talk about Team USA's impressive performance in the World Championships. Soccer expert Dan Bloom also stops by to talk about the effects that the World Cup has had on South Africa.Segment 1 - With the NFL season now underway, we discuss what the owners and the NFLPA must do to assure the games will continue in 2011.
09/03/10 - Episode 125: BOOM! We got a helluva show this week as two former All Pros join us as we preview the 2010 NFL season. Former offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley discusses his bout with injuries, Jim Brown's stance with the Browns, and gives us his 2010 Super Bowl winner. Controversial linebacker Bill Romanowski talks with us about the use of performance enhacing drugs in the NFL. And we get Dave's picks for the upcoming year.Segment 1 - The kickoff of the 2010 NFL season is right around the corner and we give you our predictions.
08/27/10 - Episode 124: WOW! What a great show we have this week. Amir Bar-Lev, director of "The Tillman Story," swings by to talk about this powerful documentary. NBA great Kermit Washington shares his experience talking at the NBA Rookie Symposium.Segment 1 - We try to hold back our tears as we discuss the announcement that pitching phemon Stephen Strasburg will need Tommy John surgery.
08/20/10 - Episode 123: BOOM! This week we chat about the protests at Nationals Ballpark against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Lebron James' move to Miami, and Tim Tebow's pro prospects. Bomani Jones and Dan Shanoff join us to chew on these topics.Segment 1 - We breakdown Dave's visit to Nationals Ballpark amidst the protest against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
08/13/10 - Episode 122: Concussions. This week we talk about why they happpen and what the NFL is, or isn't, doing to protect their players. Former NFL great Dave Pear stops by to tell us why he thinks the NFL is to blame. We also comment on K-Rod's shocking assault on his father-in-law.Segment 1 - We react to Francisco Rodriguez's assault on his father-in-law and discuss the issue of concussions in the NFL.
07/30/10 - Episode 121: BOOM! We have another great show this week as ESPN's own, and a friend of the show, Jemele Hill swings by to talk about her experience covering the World Cup in South Africa. David Neal of the Miami Herald also stops by to discuss Nick Saban's claim that agents are "pimps."Segment 1 - We take a look at rookie WR Dez Bryant's short, yet tumultuous, tenure with the Dallas Cowboys
07/23/10 - Episode 120: BOOM! This week marks the release of my book "Bad Sports" and my brother-in-law Jason "The Sensation" interviews me about it. Former Padres executive Enrique Morones joins us to talk about why the MLB should move the 2011 All Star Game. We also break down the 2010 World Cup with soccer analyst Dan Bloom.Segment 1 - We go over all that we've missed over the past few weeks including Steinbrenner's passing and the boring World Cup final.
07/09/10 - Episode 119: BOOM! We got a great show this week with Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita swinging by to talk about his work in the Gulf and ESPN writer Scoop Jackson gives us his two cents on Lebron James' "Decision."Segment 1 - We preview the All Star game and call the players to stand together against next year's contest in Arizona.
07/02/10 - Episode 118: BOOM! We got another classic show this week. Two legends in their respective crafts, former New Orleans mayor Marc Morial and sportswriter Howard Bryant swing by. We also speculate where Lebron James will be next season.Segment 1 - We chat about the World Cup and why Argentina is the most entertaining team in the world.
06/25/10 - Episode 117: Excitement is in the air in DC as the Washington Wizards celebate their number 1 selection in the NBA Draft, John Wall, and the USA soccer team prepares for their huge 2nd Round match-up with Ghana in the World Cup. Filip Bondy of the NY Daily News and Cub Buenning of SLAM Magazine join us to breakdown these hot topics.Segment 1 - We react to Thursday night's NBA Draft.
06/18/10 - Episode 116: The World Cup is here! We talk about the world's biggest sporting event and its effects on the community and the workforce with Dr. Fran Buntman and Trina Tocco. We also talk some hoops with Bethlehem Scholes of AOL Fanhouse.Segment 1 - Donovan McNabb, Stephen Strasburg, and soon, John Wall all are here in Washington DC fueling a sporting renaissance in the nation's capital.
06/11/10 - Episode 115: BOOM! It's a busy time in sports with the NBA Finals in full swing, the World Cup about to kick off, and some kid name Strasburg made his major league debut. We chat with NBA legend Bill Walton about the passing of coach John Wooden and soccer expert Dan Bloom gives us a preview of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.Segment 1 - We banter about the NBA Finals, the upcoming World Cup, and the debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg.
06/04/10 - Episode 114: BOOM! Former NFL wide receiver R Jay Soward swings by this week to talk about his fight to get back into the NFL and his troubles with substance abuse. Sociologist Mike Messner chats with us about gender in televised sports. Oh yeah...and we breakdown this year's epic NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Lakers.Segment 1 - We breakdown Game 1 of the NBA Finals and then take a dive into our "Hot Tub Time Machine" and revisit our pre-season NBA predictions.
05/28/10 - Episode 113: BOOM! This week we chat with former NBA referee Tim Donaghy about the slew of controversial calls in the NBA Playoffs. ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant stops by to talk about his new book on Hank Aaron. We also finish our conversation from last week on sports and race with sports writer Dexter Rodgers.Segment 1 - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy tells us why there have been so many strange calls in this year's post-season.
05/21/10 - Episode 112: Sports radio doesn't get much better than this. Oklahoma City Thunder center Etan Thomas co-hosts with us today. NBAPA Executive Director Billy Hunter joins us to discuss labor negotiations between the players and the owners. The Examiner's Dexter Rodgers also joins us to talk about race in sports.Segment 1 - We chat with guest co-host Etan Thomas about the big news stories of the week, both in sports and otherwise.
05/14/10 - Episode 111: We crank it up a notch this week moving to a bigger studio to house a bigger co-host in Etan Thomas, bigger guests in NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and legendary labor, racial justice, and international activist Bill Fletcher, and a bigger than big live studio audience. We learn about the potential for a lockout in the NFL, what it means to be an activist athlete, and whether or not Lebron will be dunking at home on the East Coast next season.Segment 1 - NBA center Etan Thomas co-hosts the entire show, but helps kick it all off with some instant feedback on Lebron bowing out of the playoffs early and often.
05/07/10 - Episode 110: NFL Player's Association head DeMaurice Smith joins us this week to talk about a potential work stoppage in the NFL. Hip hop legend Chuck D of Public Enemy talks to us about the Arizona immigration law. We also take a look at Lawrence Taylor's rape allegations.Segment 1 - DeMaurice Smith of the NFLPA warns us that a labor stoppage in the NFL is more than a possibility.
04/30/10 - Episode 109: BOOM! We've got a great show this week with Yahoo Sports' Michael Silver helping us kick things off talking about the Miami Dolphins interviewing techniques. Oregon State head coach, and President Obama's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson also stops by. And we bring in professor Adrian Burgos to talk about the new Arizona immigration law.Segment 1 - We discuss the now famous question asked by the Miami Dolphins during their interview with star wide receiver Dez Bryant with Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports.
04/23/10 - Episode 108: This week we focus primarily on the NFL Draft which, for the first time, aired its 1st Round during primetime on Thursday night. Deadspin.com's Drew Magary joins the party in breaking down the results. Dedrick Muhammad also stops by to talk about what's going in the world of MMA.Segment 1 - We take a look at the major storylines from the 1st Round of the NFL Draft.
04/16/10 - Episode 107: BEN! We take on the Ben Roethlisberger saga this week. Jemele Hill of ESPN gives us her two cents on Ben's situation as well as some NBA picks. NFLDraftBlitz.com's Dave Savolaine also chimes in on Roethlisberger and explores the Steelers options as the NFL Draft nears.Segment 1 - We tell you a story of Dave's memorable meeting with the legendary Bill Russell.
04/09/10 - Episode 106: BOOM! What a wild week in sports journalism. We chat with Michael O'Keeffe of the NY Daily News about Tiger Woods' latest PR hit. Yahoo Sports' Michael Silver analyzes the Donovan McNabb trade. We also put a bow on the Women's Final Four with Helen Wheelock.Segment 1 - Michael O'Keeffe helps us dissect the report that Tiger Woods fabricated a hate crime.
04/02/10 - Episode 105: BOOM! We are all about college hoops this week as we breakdown both the Men's and Women's Final Fours. We breakdown just why everyone hates Duke. Our hoops expert Cub Buening tells us who in the Final Four will be a splash in the NBA. And "The Coach," Kevin McNutt, joins us to talk about his latest article.Segment 1 - We preview the Final Four and take a look at why everybody hates Duke so much.
03/26/10 - Episode 104: BOOM! This week on Edge of Sports we talk South Africa, fresh off my trip. Soccer analyst Dan Bloom joins us to preview the World Cup. Former NFL player Dave Meggessy talks about the labor negotiations in the NFL. Also, Dr. John Carlos tells us the forgotten story of Wayne Collett.Segment 1 - Dr. Dan Bloom joins us to breakdown the World Cup.
03/19/10 - Episode 103: BOOM! What a great weekend in sports. This week on Edge of Sports Radio we take a look a graduation rates among NCAA tournament teams. Make It Plain's Mark Thompson gives us his interesting theory on the NCAA bracket. Adrian Burgos comments on Torii Hunter's claims that Latino baseball players aren't black. Oh yeah, and we give you our Final Four picks.Segment 1 - We take a look at graduation rates among NCAA tournament teams. You'll never guess what Maryland coach Gary Williams has to say about this.
03/05/10 - Episode 102: This week we cover a little bit of everything. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports joins us to talk about his trip to Vancouver for the Olympics while soccer expert Dan Bloom previews the World Cup. Author Rus Bradburd also joins us to talk some college hoops.Segment 1 - We call out ESPN's Bill Simmons for his silly claim that Tiger Woods will face more adversity in his comeback than Muhammad Ali did.
02/26/10 - Episode 101: BOOM! This week we welcome Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski a.K.a. "Puck Daddy" to the show to talk Olympic hockey. Scoop Jackson also joins us to talk about his latest article on ESPN.com and Jennifer Ring tell us why girls don't play baseball.Segment 1 - Greg Wyshynski a.K.a. "Puck Daddy" from Yahoo Sports stops by to breakdown Olympic hockey.
02/19/10 - Episode 100: BOOM! We celebrate our 100th show with Tiger, Tiger, and more Tiger. We breakdown Tiger's impromptu "press conference" and DK Wilson joins us to give his take on Tiger's statement.Segment 1 - Just minutes after Tiger's press conference we breakdown what just happened and what we think Tiger's next step should be.
02/12/10 - Episode 99: They say "Who Dat?" We Dat! We celebrate the Saints Super Bowl win by discussing last weekend's game and dissecting the always entertaining (or not so much this year) commercials. We also finally get to square off with ESPN writer Jemele Hill on the Tebow Super Bowl commericial. And we chat about the Olympic Resistance Network.Segment 1 - Saints 31 Colts 17. We recap the game that was Super Bowl 44.
02/05/10 - Episode 98: BOOM! It's Super Bowl Weekend and we preview the big game with the former Pro Bowl runningback and creator of the "Dirty Bird," Jamal Anderson. We also welcome in author Jennifer Ring to talk about the Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad and we have some choice words for a fellow writer.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a little chat about Tim Tebow's controversial anti-abortion Super Bowl ad.
01/29/10 - Episode 97: BOOM! It's Mardi Gras on Edge of Sports this week as our show centers on the New Orleans Saints' improbable Super Bowl berth. Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, New Orleans community organizer Malik Rahim, and Saints fan Harper Caron all join us for an epic show.Segment 1 - Saints defensive captain and linebacker Scott Fujita joins us to talk about the Saints first Super Bowl appearance.
01/22/10 - Episode 96: This week on Edge of Sports we react to the earthquake in Haiti with appearances by two of the most prominent Haitian athletes in the US; former NBA center Olden Polynice and current 76ers center Samuel Dalembert. We also give our picks for championship Sunday in the NFL.Segment 1 - We begin the show with a brief chat about the earthquake in Haiti and we can't believe our eyes that the Jets are in the AFC Championship.
01/15/10 - Episode 95: BOOM! This week we talk to some of the best writers in the sports world as SI.com's Jeff Pearlman and AOL Sports' Kevin Blackistone join us to chat about steroids and baseball's Hall of Fame. Soccer expert Dan Bloom also joins us to give us the latest on the attack on the Togo national soccer team in the Africa Cup of Nations.Segment 1 - We tackle the two hot button issues of the week, Lane Kiffin's move to USC and Mark McGwire's admission to steroid use.
01/08/10 - Episode 94: BOOM! This week it's all about the District. That's right, Washington DC is the sports hub of the country right now! Today, we talk to TNT Sports' David Aldridge about the Gilbert Arenas gun incident and sports writer Stefan Fatsis joins us to shed some light on Mike Shanahan, the Washington Redskins new head coach.Segment 1 - We kick off the show setting the record straight on some issues regarding the Gilbert Arenas situation.
01/01/10 - Episode 93: BOOM! Happy New Year. This week we reflect on the year that was 2009. Jemele Hill and DK Wilson join us to talk about the major sports stories of the past year and we give out the award for the "Most Under-Discussed Sports Story of 2009."Segment 1 - We open up the show with some of the most under-discussed sports stories of 2009.
12/25/09 - Episode 92: On this Christmas Day special our gift to you is sound and interviews from the Shirley Povich Symposium at the Univeristy of Maryland. Some of the top sports writers of athletes from all over the country stopped by to share their thoughts on the state of college athletics today.Segment 1 - Former sports editor of the Washington Post, George Solomon, talks about the symposium.
12/18/09 - Episode 91: This week we go 12 rounds with one of the greatest boxing writers to ever pick up a pen, Bert Sugar. He joins us to talk about the upcoming Pacquiao-Mayweather fight and the state of boxing. And we make sure that Sports Illustrated hears us loud and clear, Tiger Woods was not the Athlete of the Decade in our eyes.Segment 1 - Tiger Woods should not have won SI's Athlete of the Decade. We'll tell you who should have.
12/11/09 - Episode 90: BOOM! On this week's show, we speak with former NBA referee Tim Donaghy about his addiction to gambling, his efforts to pull his life back together again by telling his story, and NBA Commissioner David Stern's campaign to silence him. The host of Make it Plain, Mark Thompson, joins us in studio to dissect the complicated forces at work behind Tim Donaghy's situation.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with only a brief mention of Tiger Woods before a discussion about what constitutes cheating with Ivy Armstrong.
12/04/09 - Episode 89: BOOM! Back from the holiday break, we touch on a bunch of topics today. From concussions to Tiger to religion in sports, we cover it all here on Edge of Sports. Today's guest are former NFL wide receiver Rocket Ismail and author Tom Krattenmaker.Segment 1 - We kick off the show talking about the one person who has the whole country buzzing, Tiger Woods.
11/20/09 - Episode 88: BOOM! On this week's episode we welcome super-talented actor Roger Guevneur Smith to Edge of Sports to talk about his one-man show about the 1960 fight between Juan Marichal and John Roseboro. We also get a visit from Ashraf Cassiem, the chairperson of the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, who is one the frontline in South Africa fighting for people's rights affected by the World Cup. Plus, we weigh in on the allegations of player abuse by Kansas football head coach Mark Mangino.Segment 1 - We kick off the show setting the stage for Roger Guenveur Smith and talking a little bit about KU head coach Mark Mangino and his questionable motivation tactics.
11/13/09 - Episode 87: BOOM! Today on Edge of Sports we welcome in renowned sports writer Christine Brennan to talk about the horrific sportsmanship during the women's New Mexico/BYU soccer game. Dean Preston of Tennants Together also joins us to tell us why David Stern needs to take action and we give out our midseason NFL awards.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with our midseason NFL awards. You'll never guess who wins our Worst Owner Award.
11/06/09 - Episode 86: The King of Rock is in the building! Darryl "DMC" McDaniels visits us today for the ENTIRE show. He touches on everything from hip hop to sports to the youth of America. You can't miss this episode!Segment 1 - We welcome hip hop legend DMC to Edge of Sports to talk about his life, career, and the state of hip hop.
10/30/09 - Episode 85: We get to pick the mind of one of the best boxing writers of all-time as Thomas Hauser joins us to talk about anything and everything in the world of boxing. We also deliver some bold predictions for the NBA season and we got a bone to pick with the University of Kentucky.Segment 1 - We are not too happy about the University of Kentucky tearing down a basketball legend's spot on campus.
10/23/09 - Episode 84: BOOM! Edge of Sports Radio returns this week with a large helping of the great Muhammed Ali. We welcome Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan to Edge of Sports to talk about their documentary "Muhammed and Larry," part of ESPN's 30-for-30 chronicling the 1980 fight between Ali and Larry Holmes. We also talk to SLAM editor Ben Osbourne to preview the NBA season and celebrate the 15th anniversary of SLAM magazine. Plus, we answer the question, "Who would you want to see LeBron James dunk on?"Segment 1 - We kick off today's show by posing the question, "Who would you want to see LeBron James dunk on?"
10/16/09 - Episode 83: On today's show we fire back at Rush Limbaugh for comments he made earlier in the week about Dave and revel in the news that he was dropped from the group attempting to buy the St. Louis Rams. We welcome former NFL tackle Roman Oben to the program to talk about Rush and get his reaction to the news. We also take a look at the lack of high academic standards for athletes at today's major universities.Segment 1 - Rush Limbaugh was dropped by the Checketts group in their quest to buy the Rams. We react to that news and tell you what what he said this week.
10/09/09 - Episode 82: BOOM! Edge of Sports Radio celebrates our 82nd show by opening the phone lines for the first time. That's right folks, you will be able to talk with ME, Dave Zirin, about anything that is on your mind during our LIVE airing on Friday's from 12-1 PM eastern, on Sirius 122 and XM 143. The number is (866) 967-6144. On today's show, we talk about Rush Limbaugh's bid for the St. Louis Rams, Rio de Janiero, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, LeGarrette Blount, and so much more. DK Wilson also joins us to stir up the pot and talk about the hot button issues of the week.Segment 1 - We kick off the show talking about the 2016 Summer Olympics and Rush Limbaugh.
10/02/09 - Episode 81: We stand strong together claiming victory over our President's attempt to bring bankruptcy to the Windy City in the form of the 2016 Olympics. We catch up with New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita to discuss why he has thrown his support behind the LGBT National March for Equality.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with live reaction to the IOC's decision against President Obama's bid to bring the Summer Games to Chicago in 2016.
09/25/09 - Episode 80: We speak to NBA All Star Chris Paul and writer Peter Richardson on the 80th Episode of Edge of Sports Radio.Segment 1 - We knock meddling politicians for their use of sports for personal gain to start this week's show.
09/18/09 - Episode 79: We match the intensity of an extremely heated week in sports with a couple of outspoken guests with real experience in the sports world. We slide headfirst into a health care debate with former All Star third baseman Corey Koskie. Then, we speak with a former advisor and trainer of the Williams sisters, King Morris, Jr. about the double standard applied to Serena at the US Open and the unbalanced state of the sport of tennis today.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with a stiff defense of a man known for stiff defense and one so rarely on our list of victims: Michael Jordan.
09/11/09 - Episode 78: At the heart of this week's show, we talk to the heart of the LA Lakers; 4-time NBA Champion Derek Fisher shares his thoughts on health care and the game that brought him fame. We welcome DK Wilson of Sports On My Mind to dish on MJ in the Hall of Fame and AI's move to Memphis. With the NFL Season kicking off, we make our picks for who will take home the Vince Lombardi trophy in February, and what NFL-related headlines will leak on to the front page.Segment 1 - We make five predictions about NFL stories that will gain the attention of society at large.
09/04/09 - Episode 77: We are floored by the ease at which our friend former NBA player Kermit Washington explains the complexities of the lives of athletes from the violence displayed by Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount to Michael Vick's predicament to Brett Favre's repetitious retirement play. It's our please to have Kermit in studio as we bounce around the roundtable of opinion on the media's reaction to Blount's punch with Kevin McNutt, Damien Smith AKA Slimm Goines, and Boston Pete Koury.Segment 1 - We kick off the show with the ref Kevin McNutt and Damien Smith talking about violence in athletics.
08/28/09 - Episode 76: We are rejoined by an inspirational brother in struggle who left the NFL of his own volition ultimately to become the West Coast head of the NFL Player's Association and the author of the thought-provoking book Out of Their League; Dave Meggyesy delivers the goods on Michael Vick. We tap DWil AKA DK Wilson of Sports On My Mind for his reaction to Vick's debut with the Eagles. Also, we talk baseball as the summer wraps with Phil Aliff of Iraq Veterans for Peace (IVAW.org) and Damien Smith.Segment 1 - We kick off the show talking Michael Vick, Allen Iverson, and pennant races with Damien Smith AKA Slimm Goines and Phil Aliff.
08/21/09 - Episode 75: We welcome back ESPN Page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson to dish on Favre, Vick, Starbury, and A.I. If the topic is hot, Scoop's on it. We barely escape a mean submission hold talking MMA with Dedrick Muhammad of the Institute for Policy Studies. Also, Phil Aliff of Iraq Veteran's Against the War (IVAW.org) sits in on a rowdy show with Boston Pete and Ari B (TheLionAriB.wordpress.com).Segment 1 - We kick off the show talking Plaxico and Favre with Phil Aliff, Ari B, and Boston Pete Koury.
08/14/09 - Episode 74: It's a show about second chances, and taking advantage of the opportunities before us. We focus on the story of all stories: Michael Vick signing with the Philadelphia Eagles thanks to Donovan McNabb's lobbying to bring him to the city of brotherly love. We relish the opportunity to speak with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon about his book, Never Give Up on Your Dream, highlighting his amazing career north and south of the border. Also, we talk to DK Wilson of Sports On My Mind who pontificates on Vick's future on the field and in the media spotlight.Episode 74 - Segment 1 - We are joined by Damian Smith AKA Slimm Goines to kick off the show talking about all the events that led Michael Vick to ultimately be picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles.
08/07/09 - Episode 73: This week, we talk about Michael Vick's future presenting the 'Just Speak Up!' award to Terrell Owens for coming to Vick's defense. We are thrilled to welcome NPR host Bill Littlefield of 'Only a Game' to talk about David Ortiz' failed drug test in 2003 and the drip-drop leaking of the list that was supposed to be sealed. Also, a retrospective look at the life of 'Bat Boy' Matthew McGough, and we wonder aloud about how President Clinton might be able to help Michael Vick find employment in the NFL.Episode 73 - Segment 1 - Host of 'Only a Game' on NPR, Bill Littlefield breaksdown the New England reaction to the news that David Ortiz used some form of performance-enhancing drugs.
07/31/09 - Episode 72: We are dwarfed in studio by the class of the class of 2000; fellow NBA draft picks Etan Thomas and DeMarr Johnson use their music to teach us how to overcome obstacles and the taunts of naysayers through tough times. Also, Dave Savolaine of NFLDraftBlitz.com enlightens us on Ben Roethliesberger's off-the-field issues, while the ref, Kevin McNutt keeps us honest sitting in on the whole show.Episode 72 - Segment 1 - We kick off the show with NBA center and poet Etan Thomas to discuss his article on his experience with police brutality in the wake of the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Gates, and Etan's future move home to play for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
07/24/09 - Episode 71: The hilarious hall of fame sports writer Bert Sugar, author of 80 books, is at the heart of a show where we also speak with DK Wilson from Sports on my Mind and welcome in studio, Washington radio legend Joe Barber.Episode 71 - Segment 1 - We are thrilled to have in studio, Joe Barber, movie reviewer extraordinaire from WTOP.
07/10/09 - Episode 70: This is an important show. We remember Steve McNair with two people who knew him well… and are wondering how well they knew him at all. We speak to former Baltimore Sun columnist David Steele and former teammate Marques Ogden. We also speak to Ron Bishop, author of When Play was Play.Episode 70 - Segment 1 - Remembering McNair with David Steele and Marques Ogden.
07/03/09 - Episode 69: DOUBLE BOOM! We are back with Jeremiah Tittle on the wheels of steel. We talk some Jim Brown. We interview Kermit Washington. And we speak with Helen Wheelock of the women’s hoops blog. It will singe your cerebellum!Episode 69 - Segment 1 - We kick off the show with host chat about the reaction to Jim Brown's reaction to Tiger Woods' lack of social activism.
06/26/09 - Episode 68: BOOM! Whatta show. We welcome David Steele – one of the great sports commentators in the bizz – we do our draft wrap up with Cub and Ari, we relaunch the segment ASK A SPORTS SOCIOLOGIST and we give teh Just Speak Up Award to the late great Steven Wells.Episode 68 - Segment 1 - We remember Michael Jackson and discuss if MJ was an athlete, who would he be?
06/19/09 - Episode 67: Boom! David Aldridge from TNT is in the HOUSE. We also speak to Cub and Ari to celebrate my favorite time of year: NBA DRAFT TIME!Episode 67 - Segment 1 - We speak about the situation in Iran and the difference between soccer riots and the protests throughout the country.
06/12/09 - Episode 66: We have from the world of AOL Sports' and Around the Horn's own Kevin Blackistone in the house. We also have Charles "Modi" Modiano from Sports on My Mind. Sharp talk.Episode 66 - Segment 1 - We welcome AOL Fan House columnist, frequent contributor to Around the Horn on ESPN, and the Shirley Povich chair at the University of Maryland, Kevin Blackistone, to discuss the NBA Finals and other current sports issues. Read his latest article here.
06/05/09 - Episode 65: Unreal. We speak to track and field legend Dr. Edwin Moses. We also speak to Denis McGlynn, a leader of the battle to legalize gambling in Delaware. And we have IN STUDIO, from the Institute for Policy Studies, Dedrick Muhammad.Episode 65 - Segment 1 - INTRO: We talk about the infamous non-handshake of Lebron James.
05/22/09 - Episode 63: Two words: Chuck D. Slimm Goines and Dave Z break it down with the Rhythm, the Rebel.Episode 63 – Segment 1 - INTRO: We kick off the show with a scintillating political sports analogy which you won't find on your SAT...yet.
05/15/09 - Episode 62: Let’s talk some roids as we speak to MLB All Star and former Roger Clemens teammate Morgan Ensberg and we speak to Michael O’Keeffe one of the authors of American Icon.Episode 62 – Segment 1 - INTRO: Dave Zirin is joined by Ivy Armstrong to break down the week that was.
05/08/09 - Episode 61: Boom! LIVE talking prison policy with JIM BROWN. We also speak to NFL draft expert David Savolaine! And we are joined by Slimm Goines aka Damian Smith.Episode 61 – Segment 1 - INTRO: Dave Zirin is joined by Damian Smith aka Slimm Goines and prep to talk to Jim BROWN.
05/01/09 - Episode 60: We are LIVE: Harry Edwards! Nate Mills! And MORE collisions of sports and politicsEpisode 60 – Segment 1 - INTRO: Dave Zirin kicks off this week's show!
04/24/09 - Episode 59: LIVE AND DIRECT! We talk again to Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards, SUGAR writer/director/producer team Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Dr. Mary Jo Kane, and Hooked on Hoops author Kevin McNutt.Episode 59 – Segment 1 - We kick off this week's LIVE show on Sirius XM Sports Nation, Sirius 122 and XM 143 with poet, activist, NBA center for the Washington Wizards, and author of 'More than an Athlete', Etan Thomas to discuss his visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington, DC
04/17/09 - Episode 58: WE ARE LIVE! Yes, Edge of Sports Radio now has Coach K’s old spot on Sirius XM Sports Nation, Sirius 122 and XM 143. We speak to Etan Thomas in studio, we speak to Scoop Jackson, and we bring it all home with our Just Speak Up Award.Episode 58 - Segment 1 - We explain what the show is all about where sports and politics collide as the show debuts on Sirius XM Sports Nation, Sirius 122 and XM 143.
04/03/09 - Episode 57: Two words: Childhood chum. Edge of Sports radio welcomes my best bud from high school Arya Shirazi to the show. We also speak to the author of Five Ring Circus, Dr. Christopher Shaw and Bob Quellos to speak about their work with No Games Chicago, and a dynamic protest they pulled off in Chi-town.Episode 57 – Segment 1 - Edge of Sports recaps our unspeakably horrible picks in the NCAA Tournament and we talk about the sanctity or lack-thereof - oc the college contract.
03/21/09 - Episode 56: So sorry this is late in posting but at least you can hear all my unspeakably terrible tourney picks for March Madness. It’s frightening. This is also the show after we were taken off of Sirius/XM. We aren’t posting segment 1 because we have made nice-nice with all concerned. If I get fired I'll post it far and wide.Episode 56 – Segment 2 - We welcome former Brown University basketball player and current SLAM Magazine writer Cub Buenning to breakdown the NCAA Tournament. Read his work online at SLAMonline.com.
03/14/09 - Episode 55: Ladies and Gentlemen, we have ourselves the Legends Show. This week we interview Major League Baseball’s all time leader in hits, Peter Rose and the NBA’s all time leading scorer Kareem Abdul Jabbar. We also speak to Dedrick Muhammad from the Institute for Policy Studies, and an aficionado in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. It’s an epic show: one for the ages. Listen and enjoy.Episode 55 -- Segment 1 - We welcome Dedrick Mohammed of the Institute for Policy Studies to kick off the LEGENDS show. Read his work at ExtremeInequality.org and www.IPS-DC.org.
03/07/09 - Episode 54: This is a week to remember. Two of the sharpest minds in the game: Simon Kuper, sports writer of the Guardian and Adrian Burgos, University of Illinois professor, come on the show to talk about everything from the Dominican baseball scandal to the world cup coming to South Africa. And we are joined in studio by the man himself, Harper CARON.Episode 54 -- Segment 1 - Jason Moore, Harper Caron, and Dave Z discuss the week's political sports issues: mainly a man named TO.
02/28/09 - Episode 53: The sports world shook this past week when UConn coach Jim Calhoun upbraided a journalist who had the temerity to ask him whether he should be the highest paid state employee of Connecticut. We speak to the target of Calhoun's ire, reporter Ken Krayeske. We also talk to Sportsonmymind's DK Wilson, not to mention Jason Moore and Jason Sands.Episode 53 -- Segment 1 - Raw Poetic, Jason Moore, and Dave Z discuss the week's political sports issues.
02/21/09 - Episode 52: Time to get the sports story from behind the camera. We talk to Larry Greenblatt, from Viewpoint studios. This man has filmed every athlete of note in the last two decades and we get the stories from behind the camera. We alsointerview Ben Osborne and Lang Whitaker of Slam Magazine about All-Star weekend.Episode 52 -- Segment 1 - We welcome camera man extraordinaire, Larry Greenblatt into the studio to reflect on his experiences from behind the lenses.
02/14/09 - Episode 51: This is what we call a newsmakers show. Alongside Jeremiah Tittle and Raw Poetic Jason Moore, we speak to UFC star Jeff "The Snowman" Monson, who is facing prison time for allegedly spray painting revolutionary graffiti on a government building. We also speak to Bob Quellos to discuss his efforts to leep the Olympics out of his hometown of Chicago.Episode 51 -- Segment 1 - We talk Barry Bonds, performance enhancing drugs and weight loss with Raw Poetic himself, Jason Moore.
02/07/09 - Episode 50: Like a Michael Phelps bong hit, this show has endless reserves of smoke. We welcome hip hop/radio impresario Jason Moore into the HOUSE. We speak to Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins about her stiletto sharp column about Mr. Phelps. We also talk Super Bowl with Big Daddy Drew, himself, Drew Magary, from the NFL comedy site Kissing Suzy Kolber.Episode 50 -- Segment 1 - The HOT SEAT with Jason Moore. We also talk about the week that was with Mr. Moore.
01/31/09 - Episode 49: It's SUPER BOWL WEEKEND! And we're talking to ESPN's own Sal Paolantonio. We are going to see if Sal's book How Football Explains America can explain this wacky Arizona Pittsburgh Super Bowl in advance of the game. We are also joined in studio by Charles "Modi" Modiano to discuss the Recession Bowl and Bonds.Episode 49 -- Segment 1 - Talking Sports and Politics live in studio with the day's co host Charles "Modi" Modiano of the great website Sports on my Mind.
01/24/09 - Episode 48: This WHOLE SHOW is an interview with the legendary pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. We talk about the Mickey Rourke flick the Wrestler and DDP's harrowing and redemptive journey in wrestling alongside Lex Luger. You will also hear me announce that we are interviewing Pat Griffin on LGBT issues in sport. That was the previous week. Apologies for any confusion. Enjoy DDP. He is one of a kind.Episode 48 -- Segment 1 - The post-inauguration sporting landscape with "Slimm Goines" Damian Smith. Damian and I saw the Wrestler, and we are gearing up to interview one of our heroes. Bang.
01/17/09 - Episode 47: The story of the week is the NFL playoffs. We speak to lead Baltimore Sun sports columnist David Steele, on his way to cover the Baltimore Ravens/Pittsburgh Steelers slug fest. We also speak to Prof. Pat Griffin, author of Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport about It Takes a Team campaign against homophobia in sport.Episode 47 -- Segment 1 - Talking smack with Damian Smith, Ari B, and Jeremiah. We go "around the horn" (G-d help me) and talk about everything from the NFL playoffs to the effect of deindustrialization on football fans.
01/10/09 - Episode 46: Mike Shanahan has left the Broncos. And we at Edge of Sports are here to speak to the man himself, Stefan Fatsis. Fatsis is the "immersion journalist" who experienced an entire Broncos training camp as a kicker and wrote the book A few Seconds of Panic. And along with us for the show, Harper and Ronald Caron. Harper sacked Peyton Manning in high school, and that is just the beginning.Episode 46 -- Segment 1 - Opening up with Harper and Ron Caron.
01/03/09 - Episode 45: Finally at long last! We bring together Chicago Sam and Boston Pete! The two most navel gazing sports cities in the world come together… but Chicago Sam doesn't get away without experiencing the Hot Seat. We also speak to Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim about Mixed Martial Arts and his new book Blood in the Cage.Episode 45 -- Segment 1 - We start with the host chat with Sam Edelstein, Boston Pete, and J Sands.
12/27/08 - Episode 44: Too much fun for one show, We get hip hop impresario J Sands - also the host of Sands on Sports - to ride shotgun with us through out the show. We also conduct a very special interview with Dr. Grant Farred and discuss the world of Liverpool soccer. He is the author of the book Long Distance Love.Episode 44 -- Segment 1 - We are joined by J Sands of Sands on Sports and Boston Pete for this week's host chat.
12/20/08 - Episode 43: This is an epic show. We speak with future NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning. We talk to the head of the Black Coaches Association, Floyd Keith, and we interview football historian Gary Andrew Poole on the life of Slingin' Sammy Baugh. Yes, all on one show. Boom.Episode 43 -- Segment 1 - We speak with Black Coaches Association president Floyd Keith. We welcome Ari Bykofsky into the host chat session and we speak to Black Coaches Association executive director Floyd Keith talks about the lack of minority coaches in college football and his plans to change this.
12/13/08 - Episode 42: We are BACK with a killer show. We speak to former USC assistant coach Johnny Lopes. It's a story that transcends sports. We also speak to DK Wilson about the month that was and we visit Ari B in the Lion's Den. And through it all, we are joined by "Boston Pete."Episode 42 -- Segment 1 - Meet Boston Pete and breaking it down with former USC football assistant Johnny Lopes. We puts Boston Pete on the yet-to-be sponsored Hot Seat. Also, We the former defensive coordinator for the University of Southern California football team, Johnny Lopes to tell his story.
11/29/08 - Episode 41: Yes, it's the Turkey Day Michele Bollinger show. Jeremiah and Dave Z kick it with the Yano-man, Dave's in law. We also speak with Mike "Mizzo" Tillery from The Starting Five.Episode 41 -- Segment 1 - Welcoming the fam.
11/22/08 - Episode 40: It's Mark Cuban, Obama week on the Edge of Sports. Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks Owner, is in some serious hot water with the SEC. But most other folks are feeling ...what's the word... hopeful in the wake of Obama's victory. We cover both with deadspin.com founder Will Leitch and Charles Modiano.Episode 40 -- Segment 1 - Host Chat with Jeremiah Tittle on Mark Cuban and the Obama aftermath
11/15/08 - Episode 39: This week we speak to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio about his new book How Football Explains America. We also talk with Jim Thompson from the Positive Coaching Alliance. And we do it all with Sarah Braunstein from Sports Illustrated for Kids riding shotgun.Episode 39 -- Segment 1 - Host Chat with Sarah Braunstein
11/08/08 - Episode 38: Obama, Obama, Oh My. This week we speak to New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, Jemele Hill of espn.com, Cincinnati Sports Radio talk host Nathan Ive, and sports on my mind's DK Wilson, all about their reaction to the news that a land built on slavery elected a black president. Somewhere (Havana) Tupac smiles.Episode 38 -- Segment 1 - We kick off the show with Damian "Slimm" Smith and speak on Barack Obama's win at the polls as seen through the sports lens.
11/01/08 - On Episode 37, we take it to the next level. After we "host chat" it up about the end of the World Series, we speak to Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum, the finest basketball writer in these United States. We also talk to former Pro Football Player and Professor Michael Oriard about why football is so beloved. And we follow up with Nathan Ive about the voting scene on the ground in early voting in Ohio.Episode 37 -- Segment 1 - Host chat: We speak about the World Series featuring the Phillies, a team of destiny.
10/25/08 - Episode 36! This week we blow the lid off the "Merritocracy" -- the way that "Merritt" Paulson, the son of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, is trying to fleece the city of Portland for a publicly funded stadium. The nerve of the Paulsons! What cheek! We speak to former pro soccer player and Portland professor Jules Boykoff. We also speak to a true bad-ass radio man, Nathan Ive about the scene in Cincinnati and we return to the segment: Tales from the ROAD!!!Episode 36 -- Segment 1 - Host chat: We speak about the World Series featuring the Phillies, a team of destiny.
10/18/08 - Episode 35! Here is the show that we dedicate to Philadelphia sports, and their brutally funny -- and at times just plain brutal -- fans. We also talk to Jeff "the Snowman" Monson, the Ultimate Fighter with a taste for peace and social justice. We also speak to Philly Daily News columnist Will Bunch. And we continue with our segment, TALES FROM THE ROAD!Episode 35 -- Segment 1 - Edge of Sports Radio host Dave Zirin welcomes Ari B, Damian Smith, and Jeremiah Tittle into the studio to rap about our favorite Philly sports memories.
10/11/08 - Episode 34! Double BOOM! This week on Edge of Sports Radio, we speak about the sporting world of Sarah Palin. We also interview former NFL running back Chuck Muncie. We also speak to Tricia Tocco, from the International Labor Rights Forum to discuss how child labor is being used to make soccer balls.Episode 34 -- Segment 1 - We speak about the sporting ilife of Gov. Sarah Palin of being the only beauty contestest not interested in world peace.
10/04/08 - Episode 33! Boom! This week we talk about Al Davis, we talk to Rick Pitino, and we learn about the movement against the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with Chris Shaw. We also speak to Ari B in the Lion's Den, we hang with DK Wilson about the month that was, and go through What the World is Watching with Jeremiah Tittle.Episode 33 -- Segment 1 - We examine the public debacle of Raiders owner Al Davis' open letter to the now former head coach Lane Kiffin.
09/27/08 - Episode 32! You would need Bruce Lee to chop this show up. We go through the pained ugliness around the construction of the new Yankee Stadium, and we finish part two of our interview with Kermit Washington. We speak with NY Giant David Tyree and Kissing Suzy Kolber's Big Daddy Drew, Drew Magary.Episode 32 -- Segment 1 - We expose the injustices associated with the public funding of the private endeavor of building the new Yankee Stadium.
09/20/08 - Episode 31! We shout to the heavens: "LEAVE JOSH HOWARD ALONE!" We also speak with former NBA all-star Kermit Washington about his forthcoming hunger strike. And we hear stories that will put your teeth on edge from Jeff Pearlman, author of the new book Boys will be Boys.Episode 31 -- Segment 1 - We go through all the paces on the scandal of Josh Howard and his statement to a cell phone camera that he doesn't stand for the national anthem.
09/13/08 - Episode 30! Who new?!? Amidst an economy gone mad, this week's show is steady as John McCain in a casino. We talk to ESPN's own Jeremy Schaap about his experiences in Beijing covering the Olympics. We speak with the NY Daily News' own Michael O'Keeffe. And we go through what sports are aligned with what politics.Episode 30 -- Segment 1 - Alongside Jeremiah Tittle, Damian "Slimm" Smith, and Ari B, we go through sport by sport and try to ally a political system to each one. (Is basketball Republican? Democrat? Fascist? Chavizmo?!?)
09/06/08 - BOOM! Episode 29. The finest show we've done. In studio, in addition to Jeremiah Tittle on the wheels of steel, we had the Mean Mark Walsh, and the Don, Rob Scavone. We also spoke with Washington Wizards forward Etan Thomas, who just returned from the DNC in Denver and we spoke with SLAM magazine War Chief, Ben OsborneEpisode 29 -- Segment 1 - Chopping it up like Sammo Hung with Jeremiah, Mark Walsh and Rob Scavone.
08/30/08 - BOOM! Episode 28, Today we do one last Olympic round up and welcome back Ari B to help us chop it up. We also speak to Dave Meggyesy, former NFL player and retired head of the NFL Players Association about the passing of his close friend Gene Upshaw. We also speak to one of our favorites, ESPN.com columnist Scoop Jackson about the Democratic Convention and his view from Chicago.Episode 28 -- Segment 1 - We talk to Ari B for an ultimate Olympic wrap up.
08/23/08 - BOOM! Episode 27, this episode is sweeter and thicker than a Chiko Stick. We talk about the cools and uncools of Olympic sports. We also talk to Stefan Fatsis, the immersion journalist and author of A Few Seconds of Panic. And we talk to Jennifer Wedekind of the Multinational Monitor talk about corporate corruption and the games.Episode 27 -- Segment 1 - We rate the Olympic sports on the spectrum of cool.
08/16/08 - On Episode 26, we focus firmly on the Beijing games. We talk to Cesar Maxit, a direct action protester arrested in Beijing. We talk to legendary track coach Ron Davis, who in addition to years coaching in Africa, was part of the team that led the 1968 Speed City squad at San Jose State. And we continue our segment ASK A SPORTS SOCIOLOGIST with Prof. Mike Messner.Episode 26 -- Segment 1 - We welcome Cesar Maxit into the studio to discuss his detainment in Beijing for protesting the Chinese government for their human rights violations against Tibet. Learn more about his efforts here.
08/09/08 - Episode 25 sees us welcome NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown. We also speak to former NBA All-Star Purvis Short and we inaugurate our segment Ask a Sports Sociologist with Dr. Cheryl Cooky.Episode 25 -- Segment 1 - We kick it off by welcoming Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown to discuss his infiltration into gang culture, his work with Amer-I-Can, and his belief in social activism.
08/02/08 - On Episode 24, we fricassee and dissect that blowhard Jonah Goldberg in our new segment "Braying Ass of the Week." We also interview New York Football Giant great George Martin about his remarkable 3,000 walk across the country and we talk to DK Wilson about the month that was.Episode 24 -- Segment 1 - Here we dissect the bald-faced lies and errors of "the braying ass" Jonah Goldberg.
07/26/08 - On Episode 23, we take it to the land of Cointelpro and we speak about a recent run-in your faithful host had with the Maryland State Police. We also talk to former Carolina Panther Jason Peter about his journey back from hard core heroin addiction. And we return with our segment JEREMIAH INTERVIEWS DAVE, this time about the global basketball scene .Episode 23 -- Segment 1 - This is a story that will make your eyelashes curl. We talk about the recent spying scandal involving the MSP and how it entangled innocent little Dave Z.
07/19/08 - On Episode 22, it's HAMMER TIME! We turn this mutha out with Baltimore Sun sports columnist and author of Silent Gesture: the autobiography of Tommie Smith, David Steele and startingfive.net's Mizzo himself, Mike Tillery.Episode 22 -- Segment 1 - We open the show with HOST CHAT with Jeremiah Tittle talking about GENERATION KILL and the end of Yankee Stadium.
07/12/08 - On Episode 21, we take the dog days of summer and make 'em bark. We speak to "the voice of Morgan State University" Lamont Germany. We speak with the former public relations director of the Yankees Marty Appel. And we ALMOST interview Mike Tillery from the Starting Five website but INSTEAD we talk to Spring SUPER, make-up artist to the athletes.Episode 21 -- Segment 1 - We open the show with the "the voice of Morgan State University" Lamont Germany.
07/05/08 - EPISODE 20: On this July 4th Independence Day, we declare independence from sports radio as usual. This is aspecial week where we take part in an extended interview with NBA vet Kermit Washington and talk about his organization Project Contact Africa. We also speak to DK Wilson of Sports on My Mind. Over all a stellar show number 20. I just can't believe they let us do 19.Episode 20 - Segment 1 - Edge of Sports Radio host Dave Zirin is joined by Damian Smith and Jeremiah Tittle to discuss the week's events in which sports and politics collide.
06/28/08 - EPISODE 19: On Episode 19, we are mowing down MCs like we're mowing the lawn. We speak with recently suspended ESPN.com columnist Jemele HILL and we talk to MCA himself, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys about his new hoops documentary, Gunnin' for that Number 1 Spot. And we inaugurate a new segment: JEREMIAH INTERVIEWS DAVE.Episode 19 - Segment 1 - We open the show with Jeremiah Tittle and AriB talking about the fall and fall of Don IMUS.
06/21/08 - EPISODE 18: This was a wild week. We speak to Ralph NADER about the NBA referee controversies and his sports campaign leagueoffans.org. We also talk to SLAM Magazine's Major Blood, Lang WHITAKER about the Lakers' spectacular collapse in the finals.Episode 18 - Segment 1 - To open this edition of Edge of Sports Radio, Dave Zirin welcomes Jeremiah Tittle and Ari Bykofsky to discuss the featured guest Ralph Nader, the death of Tim Russert, and writer Jimele Hill's indefinite suspension from ESPN.
06/14/08 - EPISODE 17: We plumb the depths of our own sports and youth trauma (it's funny, I promise). We speak with ESPN the Magazine Senior writer Tom FARREY about his new book Game On that deals with the past, present and future of the way children are used and abused by the world of sports. We also speak with SLAM Magazine War Chief Ben OSBORNE about the Donaghy scandal and the NBA finals.Episode 17 - Segment 1 - We speak with regulars Jay ROUSE, Damian SMITH and Jeremiah TITTLE about the heights and lows of youth sports
06/08/08 - EPISODE 16: This week we have PART II of our interview with NBA Union leaderBilly Hunter. Fascinating man, fascinating interview. We also talk to someone I think is absolutely one of the sharpest knives in the box: Dr. Grant Farred, author of Phantom Calls: Race and the Globalization of the NBA. And we also hear What the World is Watching with Jeremiah Tittle.Episode 16 - Segment 1 - We talk with Ari B, the War Chief of XM about
06/01/08 - EPISODE 15: This week we really knocked it out. We speak with Delaney Williams who played Sgt. Jay Landsman on the Wire. We also have part I of our interview with NBA Players Association leader Billy Hunter. And lastly, we speak with D-Wil, DK Wilson about the month of May, and a young man named OJ Mayo.Episode 15 - Segment 1 - We open the show speaking to the great actor and Wire alum, Delaney Williams.
05/24/08 - EPISODE 14: This week we speak at great length with Mary Tillman, mother of former NFL player and tragic casualty of war and cover up, Pat Tillman. She has written a new book called Boots on the Ground by Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman.Episode 14 - Segment 1 - Opening up the discussion with Jeremiah Tittle on Pat Tillman and a dramatic reading of After Pat's Birthday by Kevin Tillman (read by Michael Goodfriend.)
05/17/08 - EPISODE 13: This week we discuss the ins and outs of Barry Bonds from every possible angle.Episode 13 - Segment 1 - Opening up the discussion on Barry Bonds as he makes headlines for being indicted and accusing baseball ownership of collusion. Ari Bykofsky & Jeremiah Tittle assist with the discussion
05/10/08 - EPISODE 12: we speak with Chicago's ace sports columnist Scoop Jackson, Sports on My Mind's DK Wilson, and Fastbreak Radio's Hanif Omar.Episode 12 - Segment 1 - OPENER where we enter the Lion's Den with Ari B
05/03/08 - EPISODE 11: We have a newsbreaker! This week on Edge of Sports Radio we talk to Will Leitch, the founder of Deadspin.com about his blogosphere vs. "respectable sports writing" blow up with Buzz Bissinger on Costas Now. We also speak withEpisode 11 - Segment 1 - Host Chat with Dave Zirin with Jay Rouse & Ari Bykofsky. We lay out what actually went down on Costas Now
04/26/08 - EPISODE 10: This week we speak with former Cleveland Brown and athlete activist Dr. Walter Beach III. We also talk with Sports Illustrated's Selena Roberts -- who is about as funny and sharp as they come.Episode 10 - Segment 1 - During the opening segment of this week's installment of Edge of Sports Radio, we talk about the issue of young children and sports
04/18/08 - EPISODE 9: A special show. We have live in studio music by Head-Roc, we talk to AOL Sports and ESPN commentator Kevin Blackistone about the way Major League Baseball disrespects the memory of Jackie RobinsonEpisode 09 - Segment 1 - Head ROC
04/12/08 - EPISODE 8: Today we made radio history. We have a live on air performance from hip-hop artist Son of Nun. We interview former NFL player and NFLPA union leader Dave Megyessy, and we continue our segment Ask a Sports Sociologist with Dr. Mary Jo Kane. AND THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, we chart the possible on-air birth of my child.Episode 08 - Segment 1 - PREGNANT with Expectation and hip hop artist SON OF NUN
04/05/08 - EPISODE 7: Omar. From the Wire. This week we talked with Michael K. Williams on Edge of Sports Radio. We also spoke with Sports on My Mind independent sports writer D.K. Wilson. We were in addition joined by Damian Smith to discuss the new DC stadium boondoggle. And we continued our segment Ask a Sports Sociologist, with Dr. Mary Jo Kane who takes on the question of using "sex" to sell women's sports.Episode 07 - Segment 1 - Host chat with Damian Smith
03/29/08 - EPISODE 6: Now this was fun. Jeremiah, me, and Michi B, read some listeners email to further the discussion of Mt. SPORTmore. We also spoke with two first tier athletic rebels: NFL player and the author of The Slave Side of Sunday, Anthony Prior as well as Toni Smith, the basketball player who turned her back to the flag in 2003 in protest to the Iraq war... and more. We also continue our segment, Ask a Sports Sociologist, with 1968 Olympic expert Dr. Doug HartmannEpisode 06 - Segment 1 - Opening commentary on Mt. Sportmore
03/22/08 - EPISODE 5: As badass an hour as you will find on sports radio. We talked about the China/Tibet/Olympics hypocrisy horror show with political commentator Jay ROUSE. Jay rode shotgun throughout the show as we spoke with former NFL player Courtney Van Buren. We also spoke with Emira Woods from Foreign Policy in Focus about her beef with the NFL, we entered the Lion's Den with Ari B, and we inaugurated a new segment, Ask a Sports Sociologist. This week, the sociologist on the hot seat was Dr. Ben Carrington.Episode 05 - Segment 1 - Opening commentary on China and Tibet with Jay ROUSE
03/15/08 - EPISODE 4: Just a terrific show. Featuring a discussion of who would be on Mount SPORTmore, interviews with the Wire's Seth GILLIAM, and Washington Post sports columnist Sally JENKINS.Episode 04 - Segment 1 - Opening commentary with Jeremiah T. and Damian SMITH
03/08/08 - EPISODE 3: Featuring interviews with Rolling Stone journalist, and former Red Army baseball player, Matt TAIBBI, former New York Yankee and author of Ball Four Jim BOUTON, and the Lion's Den with XM Sports Nation War Chief, Ary B.Episode 03 - Segment 1 - Opening commentary on the retirement Brett FAVRE
03/01/08 - EPISODE 2: Featuring interviews with Washington Wizards center Etan THOMAS, ESPN's Jemele HILL, and the Lion's Den with XM Sports Nation War Chief, Ary BYKOFSKY.Episode 02 - Segment 1 - Opener and Jemele HILL
02/26/08 - EPISODE 1: Featuring 1968 Olympian Dr. John CARLOS, New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott FUJITA, and the Lion's Den with XM Sports Nation Grand Puba, Ary BYKOFSKY.Episode 01 - Segment 1 - Opener
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