Sports http://wkar.org en Current Sports #285 | July 28, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-285-july-28-2014 <p>Al opens up Monday with a recap of Lansing United's historic run in the NPSL playoffs. Then, Al invites Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on the air to discuss the current status of the team. Finally, Al and Alex debate whether the Detroit Tigers slump over the weekend should cause concern, and go over weekend winners.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:17:46 +0000 Current Sports 57352 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #284 | July 25, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-284-july-25-2014 <p>Al invites Scott Yoshonis from <em>Lansing State Journal</em> on the show to give listeners the latest in the firing of Fulton's head football coach. Scott breaks down all of the gritty details and the missing links that surround it. He also touches on Lansing United. Later, Alex and Al debate whether Soria&nbsp;was the right deal for the Detroit Tigers, and if the Detroit Lions should put the franchise tag on Ndamokung&nbsp;Suh. Finally, favorite stories from the week are discussed.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:23:02 +0000 Current Sports 57247 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #283 | July 24, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-283-july-24-2014 <p>Al talks more about the firing of Fulton's head football and baseball coach, John Winkler. Al and Aaron talk more about Rory Mcllory and Tiger woods. You will also hear an interview with Desmond Ferguson from the Current Sports TV show.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:23:45 +0000 Current Sports 57196 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #282 | July 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-282-july-23-2014 <p>Al has Michigan State men's and women's soccer and Lansing United beat reporter for Impact Sports, Brooks Laimbeer, on to discuss Lansing United regional championship win this past weekend. Al will also talk more about Tony Dungy and his comments about Micheal Sam. To close out the show Al and Aaron discuss a little golf and Rory Mcllory.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:40:10 +0000 Current Sports 57140 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #281 | July 22, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-281-july-22-2014 <p>Al has sports writer Tom Shanahan on the show to discuss his upcoming book <em>Raye of Light.</em> Later, Al and Alex talk about the new stadium renovations for the Detroit Red Wings. To close the show, they discuss the recent comments made by NFL icon Tony Dungy, and it sparks a hot topic with callers. Rory Mcllroy in the game of golf is also mentioned.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:24:44 +0000 Current Sports 57072 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-280-july-21-2014 <p>Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:38:17 +0000 Current Sports 57017 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #279 | July 18, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-279-july-18-2014 <p>Matt Ludtke fills in for Al on his final show, as Matt heads to San Francisco. To start, Alex and Matt debate the potential trade of Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins. Later. WKAR's own Brad Walker joins Matt to discuss fandom and the Oakland Raiders, given the topic of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders having the possibility of sharing a stadium. To close, special guests join to wish Matt a farewell.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:12:07 +0000 Current Sports 56922 at http://wkar.org After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs http://wkar.org/post/after-regular-season-title-lansing-united-poised-playoffs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://lanunited.com/" target="_blank">Lansing United</a> Soccer Club has enjoyed a great first season. Last week, the team clinched the championship of the National Premier Soccer League’s Great Lakes West Conference, and this weekend, the team will host the NPSL’s Midwest Region playoffs.</span></p><p>Team owner Jeremy Sampson joins us to look back at the team's inaugural season and look ahead to this weekend and beyond.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:43:09 +0000 Scott Pohl 56915 at http://wkar.org After regular season title, Lansing United poised for playoffs Current Sports #278 | July 17, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-278-july-17-2014 <p>To open, Dan Killbridge from 247sports.com joins Matt to talk all things Michigan State basketball and football. They mainly discuss recruiting and recent transfers. Later, Matt and Alex recap the ESPY Awards and talk about the impact of Michael Sam. Plus, Rodney Stuckey gets a deal from the Indiana Pacers, and Al is not in studio to weigh in on it. Matt and Alex close the show with Detroit Pistons conversation.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:19:50 +0000 Current Sports 56857 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #277 | July 16, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-277-july-16-2014 <p>Al is still on vacation, and Matt and Alex still get all of the best sports news to talk about. First, they talk about Adam Wainwright's pitches to Derek Jeter. Were they fair? Did he groove pitches? Also, the duo debates where the MLB All-Star game ranks against other sports spectacles. Later, they realize how fast summer has moved on by and debate further on what the Detroit Tigers need most for the second half of the season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:15:19 +0000 Current Sports 56805 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #276 | July 15, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-276-july-15-2014 <p>Matt and Alex continue to host the week as Al is on vacation. The first half of the show is dedicated to Major League Baseball, and Alex and Matt break down the Home Run Derby last night and the All-Star Game tonight. Later, they debate whether an entire channel dedicated to golfer Tiger Woods will be good for fans. To close the show, the duo debates what the Detroit Tigers need the most during the second half of the season.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:14:32 +0000 Current Sports 56738 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #275 | July 14, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-275-july-14-2014 <p>Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:16:39 +0000 Current Sports 56677 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #275 | July 12, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-275-july-12-2014 <p>Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:16:33 +0000 Current Sports 56676 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #274 | July 11, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-274-july-11-2014 <p>Matt fills in for Al today in one of the biggest sports news breakers of summer. Lebron James officially announces that he will be going back to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers, and the show is all about Lebron. What will his legacy be now? What number will he wear? What will fans think of him coming back? All of these questions are debated. Also, the streaky Detroit Tigers and Michigan State football are discussed.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:17:23 +0000 Current Sports 56569 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #273 | July 10, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-273-july-10-2014 <p>Al invites first-time guest Steve Miller on the show, former Producer for Mad Dog on The Game 730 AM, who now covers prep sports, to disucss&nbsp;all things in the world of sports. Later, Matt joins to recap the World cup semifinals and hit on the success of the MSU athletics program. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and Matt has all of the events on this day in sports.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:11:15 +0000 Current Sports 56505 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #272 | July 9, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-272-july-9-2014 <p>Brian Calloway from Lansing State Journal joins Al to discuss the most recent hiring of Davd Thomas. He also touches on his love for baseball and one of his most recent life experiences&nbsp;in which he gives a piece of advice. Later, Matt and Al discuss the Detroit Tigers and the recent comments made by Tom Izzo on ESPN's Outside The Lines.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:11:07 +0000 Current Sports 56437 at http://wkar.org LOOK BACK: Current Sports #272 | July 4 Special http://wkar.org/post/look-back-current-sports-272-july-4-special <p>Current Sports gives a look back on July 4, where Al, Matt, and Alex partake in the first annual Current Sports hot dog eating contest. The crew has five minutes to eat as many dogs as they can, and there is play-by-play &nbsp;breakdown of the whole competition. Also, Al has one surprise guest, in the first half of the show, that comes in wake of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, New York. Finally, Brooks Laimbeer&nbsp;joins Al to discuss the current status of soccer.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Current Sports 56383 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #271 | July 8, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-271-july-8-2014 <p>On today's show, &nbsp;Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch joins Al to discuss his recent feature on the Top 50 MSU Basketball players of all-time. Later, Alex and Matt discuss the troubles of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Brown, and hit on the recent signings of the Detroit Pistons. To close the show, the crew gives their own top five greatest MSU basketball players of all-time.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:22:37 +0000 Current Sports 56378 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #270 | July 7, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-270-july-7-2014 <p>Sam Barclay, a Master of Ceremonies for Major League Eating, discusses some of the greatest sights of all time in competitive eating. Al, Matt, and Alex also touch on the Detroit Tigers and if Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler&nbsp;were snubbed of making the AL roster. Later, Lebron James and weekend winners are discussed.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:25:12 +0000 Current Sports 56319 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #269 | July 3, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-269-july-3-2014 <p>It was a jam-packed show today with all of the recent NBA and NHL recruiting news. But first, Matt, Alex and Al discuss the Detroit Tigers' recent sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Later, they talk about the hard hits taken by the Detroit Red Wings from NHL free agency. To close the show, it's all Carmelo Anthony and Throwback Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:20:25 +0000 Current Sports 56178 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #268 | July 2, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-268-july-2-2014 <p>It was a stacked show on Current Sports today. To start, Dan Killbridge&nbsp;from 247sports.com &nbsp;joins Al to discuss the future of recent NBA draftees Gary Harris and Adreian&nbsp;Payne. He also touches on the latest MSU football recruiting news. Later, Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports joins Al to summarize the USA loss to Belgium, and analyzes the state of soccer in the United States. To close the show, &nbsp;Matt and Alex hit on the most recent news in sports.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:23:04 +0000 Current Sports 56116 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #267 | July 1, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-267-july-1-2014 <p>Al brings on special guest David Schuman, founder of one of the largest scouting and recruiting football camps in the country. The duo talks all aspects of recruiting and Schuman gives his take on the recruiting process. Later, Matt and Alex join to talk about the recent Detroit Tigers game-winning homer, and close the show with their top five best ways to win a game.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:22:41 +0000 Current Sports 56056 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #266 | June 30, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-266-june-30-2014 <p>On this Monday, Al kicks off the show discussing the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros three-game series, and speaks his mind on the recent Jason Kidd trade. Later, Lansing United head coach Eric Rudland joins Al to discuss the current standing of the team as well as the community support. Finally, the crew debates about penalty kicks in soccer and touch on weekend winners.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:11:21 +0000 Current Sports 56001 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #265 | June 27, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-265-june-27-2014 <p>On today's show, Al invites Brooks Laimbeer from <a href="http://impact89fm.org/sports/"><em>MSU Impact Sports</em></a>&nbsp;to discuss the latest updates of the World Cup. Laimbeer also gives his analysis of USA head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, Matt and Alex join and grade the NBA draft picks, and discuss the surprise of Gary Harris. Finally. reflection Friday moments are revealed.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:11:36 +0000 Current Sports 55895 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #264 | June 26, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-264-june-26-2014 <p>Al invites Bob Every to discuss the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame and other happenings. Later, the show is focused mainly on the NBA draft that airs tonight, and the panel discusses where Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, and Nik Stauskas will go. Matt, Alex, and Al give their mock drafts, and debate how far Embiid will fall.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:27:33 +0000 Current Sports 55841 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #263 | June 25, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-263-june-25-2014 <p>On today's show, Al invites Rico Beard from Detroit 105.1 to discuss the recent decommitment&nbsp;of Jayru Campbell and give his take on the NBA draft. He also talks about Denzel Valentine as the new team captain, and why he does not watch the World Cup. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent trade rumors of the Detroit Pistons. And finally, the tandem debates whether the soccer audience and viewership will decline after the World Cup is over.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:14:22 +0000 Current Sports 55769 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #262 | June 24, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-262-june-24-2014 <p>Al opens up today's show with Mateen Cleaves, as the duo discusses the recent news of Lebron James and other NBA transactions, including what the Pistons should do for the upcoming NBA draft. Later, Matt joins in to discuss his thoughts on the Lebron news and the recent NHL Hall of Fame inductions. Finally, Alex joins in for the top five worst athlete-celebrity relationships.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:14:34 +0000 Current Sports 55708 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #261 | June 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-261-june-23-2014 <p>In wake of the Portugal and United States World Cup game, Al invites Impact Sports reporter Brooks Laimbeer on the show to discuss the recent matches. They also touch on the results from Lansing United over the weekend. Later, Al throws some strong opinions at Matt and Alex regarding ties in sports, specifically soccer. To close the show, they talk about the Detroit Tigers and their heroes from the weekend.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:12 +0000 Current Sports 55640 at http://wkar.org Why do Americans call it 'soccer'? http://wkar.org/post/why-do-americans-call-it-soccer <p></p><div>Football is played with your hands, soccer is played with your feet. Here in the U.S., that’s something that has been ingrained in our culture regardless of any international criticism of its absurdity. However, a recent study reveals that the word "soccer" isn’t American at all. It’s actually British.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:54:57 +0000 Mark Bashore 55630 at http://wkar.org Why do Americans call it 'soccer'? Current Sports #260 | June 20, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-260-june-20-2014 <p>The hot topic of today's show is Lucy Li, and the crew debates about the pressure of playing as a sixth grader in amateur and professional golf. Later, a heated discussion ensues with the Washington Redskins and a potential name change. One caller suggests the potatoes, another suggests the skins, and Matt and Al suggest a different name. To close, they reflect on their favorite storylines from the week.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:16:22 +0000 Current Sports 55529 at http://wkar.org