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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.


Current Sports #473 | May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

  Current Sports kicks off the show decoding the new Chris Webber-Jalen Rose square-off that has developed in light of Weber's comments about the 'Fab Five' 30 for 30 documentary that Rose helped to produce. Then, Tori Franklin, triple jump competitor for Michigan State's track and field team, joins the show to enlighten the listeners about the "Big Ten's", the track competition that will be landing in East Lansing on Friday. Next, Al and Isaac review the NBA and NHL playoffs, giving predictions for both brackets, and Isaac elaborates on his cool connection with the new Madden cover boy, Odell Beckham Jr. And, like every Thursday, Current Sports hosts 'Throwback Thursday' to teach you sports trivia  of days past.


Current Sports #472 | May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

  Today's show is full of different voices on the air, as Current Sports has not one, but two guests. Troy Matlock, the new head coach of Lansing Eastern football, joins the show to discuss how he plans to improve a team that only won three games in the past four years. Then, Al and Isaac talk about their favorite "30 for 30" documentaries, in response to Chris Webber's comments about the 'Fab Five.' Finally, Chris Gandy of the "Those Detroit Guys" podcast calls in to talk about his mission, his show, and Detroit sports.   


Current Sports #471 | May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

 The 'Deflategate' punishments have been finally handed down, but did the NFL get this one right? Current Sports discusses the news as callers also chime in with their takes. Then, Al brings Nick Germano of the Insane Inflatable 5K to discuss the new competition that will be stopping in Lansing. Several pieces of breaking news come in during the show, and Al and Isaac provide their first reactions. Then, all attention turns to college violations, both Michigan's recruiting violations and questions about Tim Beckman's coaching, to end the show.


Current Sports #470 | May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

 Although only the last 10 minutes of the show were recorded, Monday's Current Sports still has plenty to check up on. Al and Isaac review the Meredith Boxberger interview, with their competitive eating escapades paling in comparison to the 17th ranked competitive eater in the world. Then, Weekend Winners runs the rest of the show.


Current Sports #469 | May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

It's graduation day for many Michigan State seniors, and Current Sports with Al Martin sends some advice their way regarding financial stability. Denzell Wright, a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual and a Michigan State graduate, is in the booth to talk about how athletes lose such large sums of cash. His advice extends beyond athletics, however, and is applicable for anyone.

Also, Al and Isaac hypothesize about the reasons beyond Caleb Swanigan's recommitment from MSU. Could that have a ripple effect to other recruits?


Current Sports #467 | May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015

 

  On today's Current Sports, Al recounts the career and crimes of Titus Young, the former Lions receiver, who recently was sentenced to five years of probation. Young is part of a bigger problem in sports, the failure to recognize the prevalent problem of mental health, and Al provides anecdotes and examples of other athletes who faced similar problems. Then, Current Sports has Greg Kampe, head coach of Oakland men's basketball, on to talk about his efforts to end cancer, and how people can contribute. 


Current Sports #466 | May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today's Current Sports features a discussion about athletes on social media and American Pharaoh, winner of the Kentucky Derby. Is sports media too quick to jump towards Triple Crown talks? Then, Al brings Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press to the show to discuss the Detroit Lions' offseason. The show is not complete until 'Top Five Tuesday', which features Al and Isaac's top five overhyped sporting events. 


Current Sports #465 | May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015

In case you missed it, this Saturday was one of the biggest days in sports history. With the NFL Draft, Kentucky Derby, Clippers-Spurs Game 7, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, Al and Isaac have a long series of discussions and debates about the big stories from the weekend. Also, Steph Curry was named the NBA MVP Monday morning, which splits opinions in the Current Sports camp. The show finishes with Weekend Winners, and Al's top spot is a bit of a surprise amidst all of  the celebrated sporting events of the weekend.


Current Sports #464 | May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

  It is Friday, May 1, and there is no better way to kick off the month than a little bit of draft day talk. Al, Isaac and Ben, one of the great Current Sports interns who is on his last day, chat about all of the Day 1 drama, including the selection of Trae Waynes and the Lions' unforeseen move. Also, learn about the latest uproar caused by now-Buccaneer Jameis Winston directly proceeding his first overall selection. Then, to close the show, Andre Hutson, MSU men's basketball legend and owner of Conquest Health and Fitness, joins Current Sports on line one to talk about an assortment of topics.


Current Sports #463 | April 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

  It's the last day of April, and the Red Wings have, once again, been eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Al and Isaac discuss what this means for the team's future. Also, the Current Sports staff provides their insights (and guesses) on who the Lions will pick in the NFL Draft, considering the mercurial nature of their draft picks in the past. Finally, Jeremy Sampson, owner and founder of Lansing United, joins the show as he prepares his team to embark on their second season as a club.


Current Sports #462 | April 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015

  Happy 'Hump Day,' Current Sports fans! On this show, Al brings you all of the latest news regarding the Red Wings, and how they will perform with Kronwall's absence, after his Game 6 hit was deemed worthy of suspension by the NHL. The NBA playoffs are also progressing interestingly, with the Clippers-Spurs series taking a turn in the Spurs favor, as they went up 3-2 Tuesday night as Game 6 awaiting the teams in San Antonio. Finally, enjoy a preview Al's special segment for this week's Current Sports TV and prepare yourself for a noteworthy story about Manny Pacquiao.


Current Sports #461 | April 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

  After suffering a devastating home loss to the Lightning, the Red Wings have to travel back to Tampa Bay for Game 7. Al and Isaac weight the Red Wings' chances of winning and progressing to the next round. 

Next, Current Sports is all things Mayweather-Pacquiao for the final half of the show. In a round table discussion, the Current Sports staff talks about each fighter's keys and chances, the possibility of a boycott because of Mayweather's past domestic assault offenses, and the top five reasons why each fighter will win.


Current Sports #460 | April 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

  On this edition of Current Sports, Al reviews the Michigan State spring game, identifying the stars of the game and describing the recruits who committed after seeing the crowd of 48,000. Also, the Red Wings hold a 3-2 series lead over the Lightning, but is Game 6 at Joe Louis a must win for Detroit? Finally, with the 'Fight of the Century' looming, all the latest news, analysis, and predictions are addressed for the May 2 fight.


Current Sports #240 | May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

On today's episode, Matt kicks off the show with the latest headliners and delves into the most up-to-date Diamond Classic results, as well as the CAAC Track and Field results. Later, Al joins in to discuss the disappointing series the Detroit Tigers endured, and weighs in on the comments of Ndamokung Suh in regards to his future with the Detroit Lions.


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