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Ep. 345 NBA Past and Future: Looking Forward in the Rear View Mirror
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November 17, 2014 07:46 AM PST
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We break down Big Shot Ron's recent articles about this year's NBA playoff projections and the best draft picks of every team. Plus, some candid talk about the Kobe Bryant and the Lakers' misfortunes, Anthony Davis vs. Dwight Howard, and the Atlanta Hawks' ownership situation.

We round out the show by reiterating what the NBA suits and sponsors may have been reluctant to admit: the NBA and Hip-Hop are intertwined business cultures.

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Ep. 344 The Atlanta Hawks' Hangup
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October 07, 2014 07:31 AM PDT
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We recently chatted with Atlanta Hawks insider Kris Willis from Peachtree Hoops about the off-court and organizational saga surrounding the team, including the ownership status of Bruce Levenson and Danny Ferry's future with the club. Kris also gives us some perspective on the Hawks' chances in a suddenly wide-open NBA Eastern Conference, and what needs to happen for the current collection of players to take a San Antonio Spurs-like leap into contention.

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Ep. 343 NFL Veteran Ronnie Brown on Philanthropy and Career Longevity
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October 02, 2014 01:55 PM PDT
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In this wide-ranging chat with NFL veteran Ronnie Brown, we talk about his Cartersville, GA roots and giving back to that community, playing for an undefeated Auburn team and recent NCAA changes, and being the focal point of the "Wildcat" offense as more college schemes grow in the NFL.

Brown, a former #2 pick in the NFL Draft and 2008 Pro Bowler, also gives his perspective on the growth of social media and fantasy football since he first started playing, and how he's managed to have such a long career as a running back.

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Ep. 342: Stand By Your Man: Ray Rice and What You Think You Know
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August 27, 2014 02:49 PM PDT
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Crystal aka @rvngirl, drops by to give a Baltimore Ravens female fan perspective on Ray Rice and his domestic violence-related suspension. Her perspective might surprise you; but then again, if you embrace a wide range of conversation, it might not. Either way, it's a great listen, and we're sure Crystal and Dee were able to make amends afterwards.

Crystal also plays our Favorite 5 segment and gives us her favorite five Baltimore-area sports moments. We think you'll be able to guest a few of them, but there are a couple of surprises.

Lastly, we remind you that you--the fans--hold the power to dictate the kinds of opinions you want receive. There are far more platforms besides the major networks that provide interesting and entertaining conversation (like this show!), and we encourage you to support them. This is "Sports Without Borders"….

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Ep. 341: The (Global) Full Court Press with Mia Hall
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August 24, 2014 04:54 PM PDT
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Basketball contributor Mia Hall stops by to talk about her personal travels, the NBA's development work in Ghana and getting the chance to connect with Chris Bosh, and the decline of NYC hoops. Mia also shares some thoughts on NBA Free Agency, plus gives a couple of surprise names when asked which past players she'd love to see in today's social media environment. This is Sports Without Borders...

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Ep. 340 Nobody's Smiling: Chicago Sports, Gun Violence, and a Favorite 5
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August 15, 2014 09:14 AM PDT
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We can't ignore the fact that so much of our sporting culture takes place in the shadow of larger social issues. In this conversation we chat with one of Chicago's favorite sons, Red Jerz from the Sportzfam, to talk about that city's gun violence and educational challenges, and the role that athletes, owners, and leagues can play in creating positive change. We also hope you (yes, YOU!) will get involved and help spread this dialogue to the sports fans and communities wherever you are.

Red Jerz also gives his favorite five Chicago sports moments. We must admit, there were a few pleasant surprises on his list. Listen for yourself and see if you agree!

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Ep. 339 Females (Un)Welcomed: Donald Sterling's Demise
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August 14, 2014 08:27 AM PDT
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The final chapter in Donald Sterling's notorious stint as an NBA owner would never have happened without the assistance of the women in his life. In this conversation we focus on V. Stiviano and Shelly Sterling as central characters to this saga of money, betrayal, deceit, and ultimately, power. We also discuss who the real winners and losers were in this situation, as well as what it means for the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver.

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Ep. 338 Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Vol. 4: So Fresh, So Clean
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July 24, 2014 09:30 AM PDT
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We induct the latest class of Hip-Hop legends into The Section 357 Show Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, and like the previous classes, we salute those artists and contributors who's talent and appeal continue to influence the culture to this day. The nominees included a few new names as well as some holdovers from previous ballots: Rick Rubin, Nas, Hype Williams, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, and Will Smith.

While the selection process was definitely tame compared to last time, there was an unexpected curve ball thrown in the mix that led us to a historic moment for The Section 357 Show Hip-Hop Hall of Fame. Listen and find out who charted some interesting new territory. This is Sports Without Borders...

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Ep. 337 Liberty or Death: Sports Patriotism and Personal Choice
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July 05, 2014 09:28 AM PDT
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On this episode of the Ball Street Journal we discuss the notion of Sports Patriotism and "wrapping yourself in the flag" when it comes to international competitions like the World Cup or the Olympics. When it comes to sports fandom, do you always have to root for the "home team" or "home country"? (Are you less of a patriot if you don't?) Does patriotism matter in sports that you don't care about, or do you always have to pull for your home country? We discuss these questions and more in a very heated debate that brings personal choice and global perspective into the mix. This is "Sports Without Borders"...

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Ep. 336 The World Cup Preview: Risk Everything
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June 04, 2014 08:22 AM PDT
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It's time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Ball Street Journal wants to make sure you're ready. Every 4 years the world gathers to compete for global domination of "the beautiful game", and this year's competition has some great stories to complement the action on the pitch. Will host nation Brazil ride the emotion of the moment to victory, or will Europe's domination of the sport continue in the form of Germany, England, Spain, or the Netherlands? These are the moments when new stars can be born and current stars can become immortal, and The Section 357 Show breaks it all down as only we can.

In this episode we also give new fans some tips on how to watch the World Cup, plus throw out a few interesting developments to watch for as the competition goes along. And lastly, we picked our winners, plus a few dark horse teams that might make a great run. This is truly "Sports Without Borders"...

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