On the second episode of the Pros & Prose Book Club, host Micah Wimmer speaks with author Bijan C. Bayne about his book 'Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball'. **** The Pros & Prose Book Club is the latest podcast on the Grandstand Central Podcast Network. Each month, the club reads a sports book as a group, discusses it, and then podcast host Micah Wimmer uses that discussion as a basis for an interview with the author. To join the Pros & Prose Book Club, simply visit us on...
Both passionate hip-hop heads and basketball fans, Afi Ahmed and Kyle McLaren take a look at one of the most controversial policies in the NBA: the dress code. How did the dress code impact the present day of men's fashion? How did the rap game change to reflect the shift in basketball's style? Was the dress code implicitly racist? These questions and more will be answered on this week's epi of Roll The Tape. Make sure to find us on iTunes for more great content
In the first full length episode of Roll The Tape, Afi Ahmed and Kyle McLaren do a deep dive on Jose Bautista’s bat flip in the 2015 ALDS. What did this moment do to the trajectories of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista’s career, and how much impact can one bat flip have on the emotional culture of the sport? Make sure to find us on iTunes for more great content
On the first episode of the Pros & Prose Book Club, host Micah Wimmer speaks with Ian Thomsen about his new book 'The Soul of Basketball'. **** The Pros & Prose Book Club is the newest podcast on the Grandstand Central Podcast Network. Each month, the club reads a sports book as a group, discusses it, and then has podcast host Micah Wimmer interview the author. To join the book club, simply visit us here: https://bit.ly/2ycczme
In this special episode of Roll The Tape, Afi and Kyle are joined by Carl Haworth and Onua Obasi of the Ottawa Fury to discuss the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They preview the groups, and pretty quickly realize that if France and Brazil do not meet in the semi-finals, the world will be shocked. Subscribe to GSC on iTunes for more great content!
In their debut episode, Kyle and Afi break down all the things you can expect to hear on Roll The Tape. They also get into talking about Game 7s and clutch elimination game performers. This in turn obviously leads to a debate involving Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James. Subscribe to The Grandstand Central Podcast Network for more great GSC content!
This week, the panel looks at what’s behind the recent stadium construction boom, the upcoming stadium battles that should have fans worried, and whether or not public money should be used to build billionaire playgrounds.
The GSC panel looks at the battle between the NHL, MLB, NBA and NFL to expand globally, the cultural factors that stand in their way, and the strategies each league is deploying in the race to become the first truly global empire.
State-sponsored doping scandals, economic albatrosses and nuclear tensions provide the backstory for the 2018 games in Pyeongchang. We break down these stories and ask the question-- are the Olympics still worth it?