Current Sports

Current Sports #10 | May 24, 2013

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.   

Current Sports #9 | May 23, 2013

May 24, 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. 

Current Sports #8 | May 22, 2013

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. 

Current Sports # 7 | May 21, 2013

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. 

Current Sports # 6 | May 20, 2013

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.

Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013

May 20, 2013
Help a Willing Kid Foundation

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.

Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013
Michigan State University

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.

Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013
Michigan State University

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.

Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013
Michigan State University

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. 

Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

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)!