Al Martin

Current Sports #478 | May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

  There is no show on record yet, but it doesn't mean there was no show. Current Sports had a recruiting focus today, with Al telling the story of his journey to Detroit and his encounter with former MSU commit Jayru Campbell. This discussion morphs into a broad discussion of the rights of college athletes and recruits, and the resources that should be made available to athletes in order to help them deal with that new fame.

Current Sports #477 | May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

The Pistons, as probability predicted, picked up the eighth pick in last night's NBA Lottery. Al and Isaac disagree on who the Pistons should try to draft with that eighth pick, and then go on to cover the NBA playoffs before the appearance of the esteemed Current Sports guest of the day. Gene Washington, MSU football legend, joins the show to follow up on an interview of his daughter Maya about their new documentary "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar". After that exclusive conversation, Al and Isaac close the show talking about the Red Wings' attempts at resigning Mike Babcock and more Deflategate. 

  

Current Sports #476 | May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015

After Monday's opening round of games for the Diamond Classic, Al and Isaac elaborate on their thoughts about the first two games and the chances of Lansing Catholic against defending champions Grand Ledge. This topic expands to the larger issue of baseball's decline amongst the youth and African Americans. Then, hear the latest news about Deflategate as Robert Kraft's press conference occurs simultaneously with the show. Finally, Al and Isaac try to address the Pistons' needs with the awaiting draft lottery for 'Top Five Tuesday.'


Current Sports #475 | May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

The weekend left sports fans with plenty to chatter about for the week to come. After a dominating win in the Preakness Stakes, hear Al and Isaac give their thoughts on whether American Pharaoh has a chance to win the untouchable Triple Crown. Miguel Cabrera's 400th home run also sent ripples around Michigan, so Current Sports houses the talk about where Cabrera ranks among current and all-time batters. Then, the NBA conference finals are previewed before Al brings Walt Drenth, director of Michigan State track and field and cross country, onto the show to talk about the women's track team's victory over the weekend. The show closes with Weekend Winners.


Current Sports #474 | May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

  You made it, people. The week is almost over. This Current Sports, dedicated to BB King, Al and Isaac argue about whether Michael Jordan, at his current age, could take one game in a one-on-one series against Lebron James. Then, the conversation shifts to Le'veon Bell's response to his suspension after his arrest for DUI and possession of marijuana. Maya Washington, daughter of MSU legend Gene Washington, calls in to the show to discuss her new movie, "Through The Banks of the Red Cedar", and how the MSU football teams of the 1960's advanced the rights of African Americans. Then, the show closes out with Reflection Friday, a look back on the week's best.


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