Current Sports

5:51 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Current Sports #25 | June 17, 2013

Al begins his week discussing homosexuality in sports with Co-Founder of the Rainbow Bowling League Don Hubbard. Al also runs through the latest in sports including Tigers baseball, the U.S. Open and NBA Finals. And the Current Sports team plays Pick'em Monday through this week's slate of games.

11:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Current Sports #24 | June 14, 2013

Al sits down with Author Jeffery Beers to discuss his new book The Lost Season. Jeffery discusses the culture of sports and if we as society takes sports to seriously. Al also breaks down the latest in sports and the gang has another segment of Reflection Friday.

3:38 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Current Sports #23 | June 13, 2013

Al dives right into what's going on in the sports world with Matt, Alex and Mike, including discussing Maurice Cheeks being hired as the new Detroit Pistons head coach, the Tigers closer struggles and the hiring of Jason Kidd as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. And MSU track and field team member Leah O'Connor joins Current Sports to talk about her performance this season.

3:23 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Current Sports #22 | June 12, 2013

Mark Uyl, The Assistant Director for the Michigan High School Athletic Association, drops by the studio to discuss his personal views as a referee and what role the MHSAA plays in refereeing.  It's Wednesday, which means another round of Barber Shop Wednesday!

12:03 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Current Sports #21 | June 12, 2013

We continue our discussion about referees, their role in sports and how their treated on the job. Carlos Folino is the State Referee Administrator for the state of Michigan and shares his thoughts and stories throughout the years. We also discuss the the top worst blown sports calls of all time!

7:04 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Current Sports #20 | June 10, 2013

We kick off our discussion of violence to referees by welcoming Daniel Jimenez, who has coached in high school and college sports for 40 years and former Lansing Eastern High School basketball head coach. Al runs through the latest in sports including the NBA Finals, the Pistons head coaching search and Spartan baseball players drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. And Al and the team give their take on who will win some games on Pick'em Monday.

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3:44 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Current Sports #19 | June 7, 2013

Al discusses crossfit training with Kelsey Miller, who's competing in a crossfit regional competition this week, and her husband Joshua, owner of Crossfit Shift in Lansing. Also, Al runs through the latest in sports including the NBA Finals, French Open and flopping in the NBA. And Al and the team reflect on the biggest sports stories of the week on Reflection Friday!

3:43 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Current Sports #18 | June 6, 2013

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Al chats with Lansing Eastern athletic director Dave Panici to talk about the recent decision to cut all athletic directors in Lansing School District, and runs through the latest in sports including the Diamond Classic final, Tigers baseball and NHL Playoffs. And the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassller, joins Al in the studio to wrap up our discussion on the lack of African Americans in baseball

11:28 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Current Sports #17 | June 5, 2013

We continue our discussion of the lack of African Americans in baseball with Lansing Everett High School baseball head coach Tim Walker. Al runs down through the latest sports headlines including the Diamond Classic, Tigers baseball and the Biogenesis investigation. And it's Barbershop Wednesday and Al and the team  talked about steroids in sports.

12:45 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Current Sports #16 | June 4, 2013

We continue our discussion of the decline of African Americans in baseball with sports columnist and radio personality Terry Foster. Terry chimes in with his thoughts on the topic and also discusses his book 100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. Al, Alex and Matt also give their top 5 baseball movies of all time.

8:45 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Current Sports #15 | June 3, 2013

Al begins the weeks discussing the lack of African Americans in baseball with the Michigan Chronicle's Leland Stein III. Al runs through the weekend news in sports including the Eastern Conference Finals, comments made by Pacers center Roy Hibbert and the Tigers. And Al and the team make their weekly picks on Pick'em Mondays.

3:29 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Current Sports #14 | May 31, 2013

It's Reflection Friday! Al, Matt, Alex and Mike reflect on the past week in sports and what they're looking forward to this weekend. Al runs through yesterday's sports action including the Tigers and NBA Playoffs. And part two of Al's interview with executive director of the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame, Bob Every.

12:32 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Current Sports #13 | May 30, 2013

Last week, Al visited the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame to chat with Bob Every, who gave him a tour of the hall and and talked about many Lansing sports greats.  Al run's down today's hot topics, including the Red Wings, Tigers and Floyd Mayweather. And Big Ten women's golfer of the year and MSU alumna Caroline Powers joins Current Sports to talk about qualifying for the U.S. Open and turning pro in June.

2:53 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Current Sports #12 | May 29, 2013

We continue our discussion on sports injuries with USA Football Regional Manager, Mike Cuzzone. Mike discusses the basics to concussions and how USA Football is making the game safe for the youth. It's Wednesday so its time for another round of Barber Shop Wednesday.

3:54 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Current Sports #11 | May 28, 2013

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We begin a new series on Current State looking at injuries to athletes. Our first guest is former Michigan State football player Arthur Ray Jr. Arthur battled and beat bone cancer. Arthur discusses how his injury affected him on the field and off the field. We also take a look at some of the most gruesome and horrific injuries of all time.

2:28 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Current Sports #10 | May 24, 2013

We finish our boxing series today with amateur boxer Brandon Larvadain. Al gets his thoughts on the current state of boxing, his boxing style and Brandon turning pro on June 1st. It's Friday so its time for our annual Reflection Friday with Al and the team.   

10:57 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Current Sports #9 | May 23, 2013

Yesterday we ended the show with callers thoughts on the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia. We continue the conversation on the top of the show. Later in the show Al talks with Grand Rapids boxing trainer Dennis Shimmell Jr. about the state of boxing. The Diamond Classic is underway and Al invites Grand Ledge baseball coach Pat O'Keefe to talk his long running success as a coach. 

2:35 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Current Sports #8 | May 22, 2013

Our series on boxing continues with local and former Lansing Community College softball coach and boxing guru Bob Every. Bob shares his thoughts on the current state of boxing and boxing in the Lansing area. Sergio Garcia made a comment about "friend chicken", referring to Tiger Woods. Do you feel this was racist? Listeners and Al share their thoughts. 

3:00 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Current Sports # 7 | May 21, 2013

We continue our boxing segment with none other than the great boxing referee and judge, Frank Garza. Frank talks about his time as a judge and a referee and also give his thoughts on the state of boxing. Matt, Alex and Al also give their top 5 boxing exchanges. 

4:00 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Current Sports # 6 | May 20, 2013

We continue our boxing and mixed martial arts series with the lead trainer of East Lansing Underground Martial Arts, Matt Torres. Al gets Matt's thoughts about MMA and how it compares to boxing.  Al breaks down the latest in the sports world. We also get some predictions from Matt, Alex and Al on games this week.

3:28 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013

"Coach" Ali Easley
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Ali Easley, head boxing trainer of Crown Boxing Club in Lansing and founder of the Help a Willing Kid Foundation, joins Al to discuss his commitment to the youth through boxing.  

Al also gives the dish on the latest in the sports world.

7:50 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013

Magic Johnson & Greg Kelser on the cover of Greg's book.
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Al begins today's show with none other than Michigan State basketball great Greg Kelser. Greg discusses his time at Michigan State, his time in the NBA, his current role as sports broadcaster and his book about Michigan State basketball. Al also invites Jennifer Swanchara, Lansing Lugnuts PA announcer, to discuss her early success in college and the challenge women face in sports broadcasting.

2:59 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013

Steve Smith
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Former Michigan State basketball great and current Turner Sports broadcaster Steve Smith joins Al to discuss his life at MSU, his life in the NBA and as a broadcaster. Other topics include Jay Harris, Titus Young and a debate about boxing.

3:06 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013

Jeff Genthner
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Today marks day number two of Current Sports! We kick off today's show with MSU Alumn and Senior Vice President and General Manager of four Atlanta based sports networks, Jeff Genthner. Al also discusses the Tigers, Brady Hoke, and the NBA playoffs. Lastly, Al has a conversation with Matt and Alex about what it takes to succeed as a Sports Journalist. 

3:18 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013

Al Martin and Earle Robinson
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Today marks the launch of Current Sports with Al Martin. Al Martin is taking over for longtime host Earle Robinson. To honor Earle, Al invited Earle to be his very first guest and discuss his life as a broadcaster and his life as a retiree. Other conversations include the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Tiger Woods and the NBA Playoffs. We hear from listeners as well and even Al's dad (aww)!