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Sports Social: Episode 102 “KIRS Reunion Part Two”

10/10/2018
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10/10/18 (S3-EP30) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured part two of the KIRS Radio show reunion with a preview of the 2018-19 NBA season. Guest Twitter - @FunnyManStan (Stan Talouis), @PabloDollas (Danny Clase), @Haitian_Drizzy (Claude LaRoche Esq.) • Check out Keepingitrealsports.com and SportsSocialPod.com • Follow @EdEastonJr on Twitter/Instagram

Duration:00:52:17

Sports Social: Episode 101 “KIRS Reunion Part One”

10/3/2018
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10/3/18 (S3-EP29) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured part one of the KIRS Radio show reunion with discussions over Colin Kaepernick’s Nike campaign and Le’Veon Bell’s holdout from the Pittsburgh Steelers. A look back at Serena Williams' US Open press conference discussing her emotional embrace with Naomi Osaka with both players crying. Williams says she wasn’t being coached and provides her perspective for what happened in the match. Guest Twitter - @FunnyManStan (Stan Talouis),...

Duration:00:50:39

Sports Social: Episode 100 “Fighting Fire With Fire”

9/26/2018
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9/26/18 (S3-EP28) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look back at NBA Media Day, Dwyane Wade’s retirement announcement and my day at the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn, NY. Hormel Chili teamed up with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to honor America’s heroic firefighters and highlight their red-hot cooking talents to crown “America’s Best Firehouse Chili” recipe. I attended the finale cook-off event at the New York City Fire Museum and spoke with Jason George, star...

Duration:00:55:25

Sports Social: Episode 99 “Sorry For The Clip Show Vol.1”

9/19/2018
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9/19/18 (S3-EP27) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look back at some of my favorite interviews from the show’s first three seasons. Conversations with Tim Kitzrow (NBA Jam Voice), Theo Ratliff, Al Harrington (NBA Players), Jonathan Eig (Author), Paul Dickov (Soccer Player) and Larry Ridley (Sports Anchor).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Check out Keepingitrealsports.com and SportsSocialPod.com • Follow @EdEastonJr on Twitter/Instagram

Duration:00:59:13

Sports Social: Episode 98 “Sports After 9/11”

9/12/2018
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9/12/18 (S3-EP26) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look back at sports after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, with audio clips from WWE and Major League Baseball. My thoughts on a special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” exploring how sports helped to unite the country, consoled a grieving nation and gave us a reason to cheer again. Highlights from the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony with Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Ray Allen,...

Duration:00:59:35

Sports Social: Episode 97 “US Open Tennis Anyone?”

9/5/2018
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9/5/18 (S3-EP25) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an inside look at the 2018 US Open in Flushing, Queens. My take on Serena Williams’ return to the tournament after a one-year hiatus and the controversy surrounding her “catsuit” banned from the French Open with podcast host Pom Tea from the “Tea Room Podcast”. A look back at the surprise losses from Roger Federer and Sloane Stephens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Twitter Profile - “Tea Room Podcast” @89_tearoom • Check out Keepingitrealsports.com and...

Duration:00:54:02

Sports Social: Episode 96 “BIG3's Big Future"

8/29/2018
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8/29/18 (S3-EP24) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a review of the thrilling BIG3 Championship game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY with several players and coaches. Team Power took home the title led by Nancy Lieberman becoming the first female head coach to win a title in a men’s professional sports league. Glen "Big Baby" Davis shares his battle with depression, Gary Payton on the league's future and Clyde Drexler's quest to add more talent including recently retired Manu...

Duration:00:59:00

Sports Social: Episode 95 “WWE Invades Brooklyn

8/22/2018
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8/22/18 (S3-EP23) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a review of the WWE SummerSlam week in Brooklyn with several superstars. WWE and Brooklyn Nets stars teamed up to visit children at the Brooklyn Hospital Center and greeted fans with their sports entertainment career aspirations. Lincoln Ricketts called in to share his top 5 all-time SummerSlam events from the 2000’s. I briefly got to speak with one of my favorite wrestlers AJ Styles. • Guest Twitter Profile - @_bigjayy_ (Jarrett...

Duration:00:51:21

Sports Social: Episode 85 “A Tale Of Two Leagues”

6/6/2018
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6/6/18 (S3-EP13) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look at the current cultural climates of the National Basketball Association and National Football League. I spoke with Brooklyn Nets players Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Jarrett Allen about giving back during their community service event with Key Food and the Child Development Support Corporation. PEN America's Senior Director for Free Expression Programs, Summer Lopez shared her thoughts on the NFL's new protest rule. • Guest...

Duration:00:57:57

Sports Social: Episode 84 “The eSports Era”

5/23/2018
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5/23/18 (S3-EP12) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look into the evolution of eSports most recently the NBA 2K League. I spoke with Utah Jazz Gaming forward DeMar Butler aka Deedz and Pregame/Halftime host Larry Ridley regarding the league’s growing popularity. Retired eSports competitor Brandon shared his thoughts on the industry and clears up some misconceptions. A look back at Gordon Hayward and Colin Cowherd’s infamous 2015 eSports debate. Twitter Profiles - @OGDeedz (DeMar...

Duration:00:55:00

Sports Social: Episode 83 “Keith Hernandez’s Twitter Life”

5/16/2018
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5/16/18 (S3-EP11) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a discussion on Keith Hernandez’s Twitter popularity and the New York Mets with “Numbers MLB” researcher Eric Garment. A recap of the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery with New York Knicks super fan Pete D’Alauro and local sports reporter Steve Simineri. Twitter Profiles - @EricGarment (Eric Garment), @JuiceTheTreat (Pete D’Alauro), @SSimineri (Steve Simineri) • Check out Keepingitrealsports.com and SportsSocialPod.com for more information...

Duration:00:55:34

Sports Social: Episode 82 “David Fizdale’s Knicks & Bad Backlash”

5/9/2018
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5/9/18 (S3-EP10) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured thoughts on the New York Knicks hiring David Fizdale as their next head coach. A flashback at a local NBA Fit event with Brooklyn Nets players Jahlil Okafor, Quincy Acy & Tyler Zeller. WWE super fan David “Dr. Black” Harwell gave his present take on the recent Backlash Pay-per-view. Twitter Profiles - @AGuyNamedBlack (David Harwell) Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:54:22

Sports Social: Episode 81 “ Giants & Jets NFL Draft 2018 Recap”

5/1/2018
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5/1/18 (S3-EP9) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured discussions with New York Giants fan Stan Talouis and New York Jets fan Claude Laroche Esq. The guys shared their thoughts on the 2018 NFL Draft most notably first round picks Saquon Barkley and Sam Darnold. Twitter Profiles - @FunnyManStan (Stan Talouis) & @Haitian_Drizzy (Claude Laroche Esq.) Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:59:07

Sports Social: Episode 80 “No More Hockey In Brooklyn?”

3/14/2018
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3/14/18 (S3-EP8) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an interview with actor/comedian Andy Francess talking New York Islanders moving out of Brooklyn and his involvement in the infamous "Santa Fight" during an on ice promotion at the old Nassau Coliseum. Instagram - @AndyFrancess Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:56:38

Sports Social: Episode 79 “March Madness In Brooklyn”

3/7/2018
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3/7/18 (S3-EP7) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an inside look at the ACC tournament taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. I give my take and share feedback from day 1 of the tournament, including post game press conference comments from the teams involved. Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar and Charles Barkley chimes in on “Shut Up and Dribble” during his Saturday Night Live monologue. Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:49:42

Sports Social: Episode 78 “Two Grown For Sports”

2/27/2018
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2/27/18 (S3-EP6) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an in depth interview with the stars of the hit web series “Two Grown” Alana Johnson and Jourdan Guyton. The actresses share their passion for the craft and the influence participating in sports had on their development. Instagram Profiles: Alana - @itsalanaj Jourdan - @jourdi07 Show Page - @TwoGrown I also share my thoughts on the recent scandals surrounding NCAA men’s basketball recruiting and the start of Major League Baseball...

Duration:00:59:32

Sports Social: Episode 77 “NBA All-Star 2018 & The Black Fives Era”

2/20/2018
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2/20/18 (S3-EP5) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a look back at NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles and LeBron James’ verbal battle with a Fox News commentator. Brooklyn Nets players D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen participated in a tour of the Black Fives Era portraits at Barclays Center led by the foundations Executive Director Claude Johnson. Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:55:47

Sports Social: Episode 76 “ Women’s Wrestling Evolution”

2/13/2018
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2/13/18 (S3-EP4) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an inside look at the recent women’s evolution in sports entertainment as I attended an event with WWE Superstars stars Lana & Natalya. The ladies discussed the first ever women’s Royal Rumble, Ronda Rousey and the Mixed Match Challenge. David “Dr. Black” Harwell discussed the recent changes in WWE and hopes for the future with social media. A special recap of the Boston Celtics retirement ceremony for Paul Pierce. Check out...

Duration:00:59:34

Sports Social: Episode 75 “Fly, Eagles, Fly”

2/6/2018
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2/6/18 (S3-EP3) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured a complete recap of Super Bowl 52 as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl. A look back at the controversial rumors heading into the halftime show starring Justin Timberlake and the latest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Check out Keepingitrealsports.com & SportsSocialPod.com for more information

Duration:00:54:55

Sports Social: Episode 74 “NBA Jam’s 25th Anniversary”

1/30/2018
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1/30/18 (S3-EP2) Sports Social with Ed Easton Jr featured an in depth interview with Tim Kitzrow, legendary voice of the NBA Jam video game series discussed the franchise’s 25th anniversary and his new game Mutant Football League. Tim Kitzrow’s Twitter - @Tim_Kitzrow This week’s sounds focused on the 75th anniversary of the Rockford Peaches of the legendary All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The NY Giants introduce Pat Shurmur as head coach and Vince McMahon announces the...

Duration:00:55:54