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Ep. 352 Keeth Smart on RXACTIVE, Sports Fashion Technology, and the Knicks
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August 31, 2015 08:51 AM PDT
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Keeth Smart--our favorite Olympic medalist--drops by on this episode of the Section 357 Show to talk about his new venture, RXACTIVE, a sports fashion technology company. Keeth gives some insight on starting the company, tending to the business of raising money and product development, and comparing this process to his training for the Olympics. Lastly, we couldn't let Keeth go without discussing his beloved Knicks and what hip-hop music he's digging these days. This was a great show!

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Ep. 351 Late Summer Grab Bag: Fantasy vs. Madden, Straight Outta Compton, Hip-Hop Anniversaries
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August 28, 2015 08:01 AM PDT
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In this episode of the Section 357 Show, Floyd and Big Shot Ron discuss the recent N.W.A Biopic "Straight Outta Compton", the impact of Fantasy Football on the Madden video game franchise, and highlight the recent practice of celebrating Hip-Hop album anniversaries.

Segment 1:
- Did "Straight Outta Compton" really capture the essence of N.W.A?
- How wide was the audience's age range?
- How would "Straight Outta Compton" been produced had it been told from MC Ren and Yella's perspective, instead of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube?
- Did the movie go too easy on Jerry Heller?

Segment 2:
- As Hip-Hop matures, how are we celebrating classic albums?
- How has the notion of a "classic" album changed in the current single/mixtape culture?
- Is there money to be made in celebrating these anniversaries?

Segment 3:
- Is Fantasy Football stealing the thunder of the Madden video game?
- How has Madden changed its marketing approach? Does it make sense?
- Can EA Sports realistically improve the Madden video game franchise?
- How important is gambling to this discussion?

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Ep. 350 Drake and Meek Mill: Beef, Well Done?
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August 06, 2015 04:53 AM PDT
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In this episode of the Section 357 Show, we cover the motivations, accusations, and conversations surrounding the beef between Drake and Meek Mill. Rarely in hip-hop has the discord between two artists spilled over into pop culture in this way, with brands, celebrities, and athletes all weighing in on the matter. With that in mind, Big Shot Ron and Floyd addressed the key issues surrounding this moment and its aftermath.

What precipitated Meek Mill’s initial Twitter rant?
What “unofficial” protocol was breached?
What role does Nicki Minaj play?
Where does Drake’s diss response compare to other moments in hip-hop history?
How has Social Media affected anticipated response times?
What were some of the best Social Media memes?
Did Drake pick an easy target in Meek Mill?
What should Rick Ross do?
What does Meek Mill's career look like going forward?

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Episode 349: The NBA Offseason Buffet
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July 26, 2015 11:29 AM PDT
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With the NBA in its post-draft/free agency period, Big Shot Ron and Floyd decide to have a 2nd (or 3rd) helping of NBA conversation at the family BBQ to address some pressing questions around the structure and state of the league heading into next season.

Can the NBA improve it's draft coverage by finally embracing social media the right way?
Did the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls really improve or fall behind by default?
Will Emmanuel Mudiay be a trendsetter in the high-school-to-overseas basketball route?
Is Sam Dekker really the 2nd best player in this draft?

If answering those questions wasn't enough, the guys shine a light on how the Golden State Warriors are built for the long-term, and how the NBA's star players are exerting control over the financial machine of the league.

Lastly, with the Pistons, Lakers, Knicks, and 76ers in such dire straits as franchises, which franchise bounces back to prominence first? The answer might surprise you. (Hint: It's not the Knicks. Obviously.)

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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.

"This is Sports Without Borders..."

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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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