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Ep. 2: Rodney Smith, Director of Sports Law, Arizona State University

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Rodney K. Smith, Director of Sports Law for Arizona State University, joined me to discuss a range of topics including NCAA policy changes (5:00), agent counsel for high school recruits (10:00), athletes and social change (20:00), and more.

 

My Fight Against #LoserSpeak, Culture Phobia, And The People That Enable It In Sports

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there's a problem (Photo via @JoeyBats19 Instagram)

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there’s a problem. That problem is #LoserSpeak. (Photo via @JoeyBats19/Instagram)

There isn’t much in this world that makes me angry. In fact those who don’t know me can, sometimes, mistake my being calm for being passive or not actually understanding what’s happening. Those who actually know me can tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth.

A Utah Jazz sportswriter learned that the hard way last night.  (more…)

Jameis Winston Situation Shows Deeper Issue With Institution Of Football

Winton's discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

Winton’s discipline issues at Florida State have put his playing future in jeopardy

I was listening to the radio and the topic turned to something I hadn’t thought about in quite some time with regards to the NBA.

Do you remember what the NBA used to be like? Serious drug problems, fighting in arenas, image issues; Whatever was associated with bad was associated with the NBA. (more…)

NBA Draft 2013 Hangover: My Ridiculously Early Who Hit And Missed Opinion

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked everyone when they took UNLV forward Anthony Bennett number one overall

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked everyone when they took UNLV forward Anthony Bennett number one overall

The 2013 NBA Draft may go down as the most confusing draft in quite some time. From the very first pick, when most experts had University of Kentucky center Nerlens Noel going number one, the entire draft was kicked off with surprises. (more…)

Locker Talk Episode 27! NBA Playoffs and Baseball Chatter

The New York Mets Matt Harvey is "must see television" in 2013. Is he a franchise cornerstone?

The New York Mets Matt Harvey is “must see television” in 2013. Is he a franchise cornerstone?

Co-host Baden Bagley and I talk about the Pacers/Heat series and what to expect for game five in Miami. We also talk the top pitchers in major league baseball and which teams are the top three teams in major league baseball.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lockertalk/2013/05/29/locker-talk

Locker Talk Episode 24! NBA Chat

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Co-host Baden Bagley and I will be joined by Eastside Perspective chief and FBSschedules.com contributor Clayton Tinkle to talk Pacers/Heat game 1, NBA draft lottery, and throw out an early mock draft.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lockertalk/2013/05/23/locker-talk

NBA Playoffs 2013: The Magnificent Stephen Curry (Feat. Music From The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff)

Stephen and the Warriors face elimination against the Spurs (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/ NBAE via Getty Images)

The Warriors are facing elimination against the Spurs (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Some things, for me, can’t be argued. DJ Jazzy Jeff is the greatest DJ of all-time (See: exhibit A, exhibit B, and exhibit C, and one more for good measure; talk to me if you want more proof) and after four months of watching  (attentively) Stephen Curry he might be the best all-around scorer I’ve ever seen (more…)

Major League Baseball 2013: Why The Los Angeles Angels Were Right With Mike Trout Salary Decision

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Photo Credit: ESPN

I think we can all agree that last season, the Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout put on quite a show. But disagree if you must, the Angels did nothing wrong giving Trout that second-year salary.  (more…)

Locker Talk Episode 22! Michael “Air” Jordan at 50 (with highlight video)

6.-MichaelJordanThe Lady Sportswriter dropped by to discuss Michael Jordan turning 50 and his legacy. We talked about the debate of if it can ever be matched and why it might be unfair because of eras. Join the conversation weekly by calling in to (773) 897-6129 and listen!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thelocker/2013/02/20/locker-talk-the-legacy-of-air-jordan

Time For Dwight Howard To Grow Up

Our thoughts exactly, Dwight

Our thoughts exactly, Dwight

I think of the Los Angeles Lakers, as a team hamstrung. But not by what you would expect them to be hamstrung by. (more…)