Al Martin http://wkar.org en 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 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 #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 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 Current Sports #259 | June 19, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-259-june-19-2014 <p>Al kicks off the show with a <em>Current Sports TV</em> sneak peak by airing an interview with Dan Jimenez. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the most recent comments made by Brad Ausmus and they debate about the alarming Detroit Tigers. To close the show, it's Throwback Thursday, and football recruiting is discussed too.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:16:36 +0000 Current Sports 55470 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #258 | June 18, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-258-june-18-2014 <p>In preparation for tonight's taping of Current Sports TV, Al interviews MHSAA Assistnat Director Mark Uyl to discuss high school officiating in wake of some of the most recent national referee tragedies. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent rumors of Greg Monroe. To close the show, Matt and Al go back and forth on the future of Lebron James.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:10:03 +0000 Current Sports 55397 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #256 | June 16, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-256-june-16-2014 <p>Brooks Laimbeer, a Lansing United and MSU soccer beat writer for&nbsp;<a href="http://impact89fm.org/sports/">MSU Impact Sports</a>, &nbsp;joins Al to recap the weekend of World Cup action and to spit some knowledge of Lansing United and the game of soccer. Later, Alex joins Al to debate the big three model and the NBA finals. To close the show, Al recaps the performance of <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/leah_oconnor_717909.html">Leah O'Connor</a> in the Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoors, and gives some final thoughts on <a href="http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11091626/hall-famer-tony-gwynn-san-diego-padres-died">Tony Gwynn</a>.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:13:23 +0000 Current Sports 55285 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #255 | June 13, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-255-june-13-2014 <p>On today's Current Sports, Al invites Julie Dombrowski&nbsp;from Michigan State &nbsp;Women's Basketball to talk about her recent transition from to Oakland. Also, Al and Alex debate if Max Scherzer's performance last night will get the Detroit Tigers out of a funk, and later talk about the NBA finals and if Lebron James is truly a leader. Finally, it's funky Friday, and the team &nbsp;has all of the funky throwback music for listeners.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:09:29 +0000 Current Sports 55168 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #254 | June 12, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-254-june-12-2014 <p>Al gives listeners a sneak peak to tonight's <em>Current Sports TV</em> show, as he airs the interview with Mateen Cleaves. They relive some of the greatest MSU basketball moments, and talk a little bit about some of his charity work with &nbsp;<em>One Goal, One Passion.&nbsp;</em>Later, Al gives some throwback thursday moments in sports history, and debates with Alex if Justin Verlander is an average pitcher this year.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:14:13 +0000 Current Sports 55106 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #253 | June 11, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-253-june-11-2014 <p>Al hosts former Lansing Eastern head coach Ron Watts on the show to discuss his transition to John Glenn High School and recall some pasttimes at Eastern. Later, Matt chimes in on some NBA playoff thoughts. And to close the show, the crew discusses the teams to watch for in the World Cup, and debate whether the World Cup is the most popular sporting event in the world.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:10:57 +0000 Current Sports 55044 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #252 | June 10, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-252-june-10-2014 <p>Al kicks off the show with Detroit Pistons beat writer Vince Ellis, from the Detroit Free Press. The two talk everything Pistons, and go back from the firing of Mo Cheeks to the current hiring of Stan Van Gundy. Later, Matt and Alex join to give their take on the NCAA video game lawsuit as well as the recent hiring of Derek Fisher to the New York Knicks. The top five villains in Michigan sports history closes the show.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:35:57 +0000 Current Sports 54975 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #251 | June 9, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-251-june-9-2014 <p>On today's Current Sports, Al invites Mark McElwee from the Lansing Curling Club to talk about the upcoming championship. He also touches on the sport of Curling and its popularity. Later, Matt and Alex join to discuss the dissapointment of California Chrome, and touch on the comments made by its owner. Finally, the NBA and NHL playoffs are discussed in detail.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:33:55 +0000 Current Sports 54912 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #250 | June 6, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-250-june-6-2014 <p>Al opens the show with a controversial discussion with the NBA playoffs, and whether certain games in the playoffs are scripted. They also talk about the cramping of LeBron James. Later, the gang discusses the possibility of California Chrome taking the Triple Crown. Closing the show, the crew goes over the recent allegations from Chapel Hill.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:25:10 +0000 Current Sports 54825 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #249 | June 5, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-249-june-5-2014 <p>Al invites Haslett girls tennis coach Henry Brunchweiler&nbsp;to take a few moments out of the classroom and talk about his love for tennis and the success of his team. Later, Al, Matt and Alex discuss the loss of the New York Rangers last night, and finally discuss the NBA all-team selections. They get into a heated debate on who the better point guard is between Chris Paul and Tony Parker. Listen in for some fiery debate.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:13:06 +0000 Current Sports 54768 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #247 | June 3, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-247-june-3-2014 <p>Al &nbsp;opens up the show today with discussion on the recent statement of Stan Van Gundy&nbsp;in regards to Greg Monroe. &nbsp;Later, Al and the crew try out a new top five Tuesday of forming the five best Michigan State basketball starters of all time to form the perfect team. They cap off the show with some thoughts on the game of football and the recent concussion lawsuit moved forward by Dan Marino.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:17:04 +0000 Current Sports 54656 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #246 | June 2, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-246-june-2-2014 <p>Al invites Erin Davis, a representative from General Motors, and Nick Grueser, GM of the Lansing Lugnuts, to talk about the Field Makeover project at Lansing's Quentin Park. Later, Matt and Alex chime in to discuss the NHL and NBA playoffs, and give their weekend winners over a wild weekend of sports action.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:14:53 +0000 Current Sports 54601 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #245 | May 30, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-245-may-30-2014 <p>In wake of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition, Al and the crew take their shot at becoming the best spellers on Current Sports. Listeners have a chance to win Lansing Lugnuts tickets by calling in and spelling the words correctly as well. Other topics discussed on the show are Jayru Campbell, NBA Playoffs, and MSU Football.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:20:34 +0000 Current Sports 54498 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #244 | May 29, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-244-may-29-2014 <p>It's Throwback Thursday, and it was quite a busy day on May 29 for the crew. Al kicks off the show with a sneak peak of the Shilique Calhoun interview that airs tonight on Current Sports at 10 p.m. Later, Matt and Alex chime in on the Joe Nathan's blown save last night in Oakland, and lastly argue if the Pacers have any shot at beating the Miami Heat.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:12:43 +0000 Current Sports 54441 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #243 | May 28, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-243-may-28-2014 <p>DeWitt girls assistant soccer coach Darus Ward joins All to discuss the upcoming postseason games, the last win over Williamston, and back story&nbsp;of his journey with soccer. Later, Matt and Alex weigh in on the recent comments by Dan Gilbert on moving the Detroit Pistons from Auburn Hills back to the city of Detroit. Finally, they team weighs in on the NBA playoffs and the Oklahoma City Thunder.</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:27:03 +0000 Current Sports 54371 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #242 | May 27, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-242-may-27-2014 <p>Coming off Memorial Day weekend, there was plenty to talk about on today's show. Al and Alex dive into the skidding Detroit Tigers and what they need to get back on track. The duo later debates where Gary Harris will go in this year's NBA draft, and finally give their top five worst excuses when it comes to sports.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:24:21 +0000 Current Sports 54307 at http://wkar.org Current Sports #241 | May 23, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-sports-241-may-23-2014 <p>For those that missed the latest Current Sports TV episode, Al has you covered! He gives you another look back on his interview with James Moore, a former Michigan State football fullback who went to the 1988 Rose Bowl. Later, the crew chimes in on the Tigers recent woes, and also the rumblings coming from team Mayweather.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:23:24 +0000 Current Sports 54175 at http://wkar.org