Capital Games with Andy Katz and Rick Klein
Andy Katz, Rick Klein and Michael Fletcher of The Undefeated share their thoughts on the RNC in Cleveland including a conversation with boxing promoter Don King. Plus, LSU MBB coach Johnnny Jones on what his team is doing to help heal the community in Baton Rouge.
Using Your Platform: 7/12/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein debate the statement for social justice made by members of the Lynx via their warm-up t-shirts Saturday and much more with Minnesota Police Union Chief Lt. Bob Kroll, Michael Smith of His & Hers and ESPN SEC analyst Marcus Spears.
Golden State Of Mind: 7/6/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the wide-ranging effect of Kevin Durant's departure from the Thunder to the Warriors with The Undefeated's Marc Spears, OKC Mayor Mick Cornett and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with senior editor at Fusion and Slate Money podcast host Felix Salmon about the financial and political ramifications of the British referendum vote. Plus, Gab Marcotti of ESPN FC shares the impact of "Brexit" on the EPL and more.
Hometown Hero: 6/22/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by LeBron James' high school coach Keith Dambrot, Ohio Senator Rob Portman and ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne to discuss the impact of LeBron returning home to Cleveland and delivering a championship.
Zika: The Situation - Colangelo, Adelson, Besser: 6/14/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo, Yahoo Sports' Eric Adelson and former CDC director now ABC NEWS commentator Dr. Richard Besser about the threat of the Zika virus looming over this summer's Rio Olympics.
Accidental Revolutionary: 6/7/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover the social and political impact of Muhammad Ali after the news of his passing with Reverend Jesse Jackson and Sunni Khalid of The Undefeated. Plus, we ask ESPN Boxing writer Dan Rafael, "just how rare of a fighter was he?"
Cleveland Rocks! - Komoroski, Windhorst, Kayyem: 6/2/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski, ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst as well as CNN's Juliette Kayyem about fanfare and security concerns with the city of Cleveland hosting both the NBA Finals and the RNC in a month's time.
Veep - Mark Cuban: 5/26/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. He addresses his potential candidacy as V.P. in this fall's election, advertising on NBA jerseys, legalization of gambling, player development and much more.
Unquestioned - McCain, CDC, Foxworth: 5/17/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with Senator John McCain, Dr. Doug Trout of the CDC as well as The Undefeated's Domonique Foxworth about brain injury education, research and prevention for NFL players. Plus, what is congress doing about it?
Viva Las Raiders! - Goodman, Gutierrez, Rovell: 5/10/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, ESPN Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell about the many layers of a potential Las Vegas move for the Raiders.
Negative Association : 5/3/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with University of Montana Professor Justin Angle about his study on the brand imagery of Native American mascots in professional sports. Plus, Mike Wise of The Undefeated and Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation dish on the push to ban them altogether.
Abuse Of Power?: 4/26/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss Tom Brady's course of action in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling with S.I. legal analyst Michael McCann. Plus, the effect that these proceedings have had on the Patriots with ESPN NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss.
Beyond Sanity: 4/19/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt and ESPN NFL Nation Saints reporter Mike Triplett about the ramifications of former DE Will Smith's death on the community of New Orleans and more.
Fearing The Unkown?: 4/12/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein delve into the controversial North Carolina law HB2 and the effect it's having on the sports world with N.C. Congressman Robert Pittenger, ESPN's LZ Granderson and Slate's Mark Stern.
Symbol For Progress: 4/6/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein explore the wide-ranging impact of Jackie Robinson on the game of baseball and MLB's trip to Cuba accompanied by President Barack Obama with ESPN MLB analyst Eduardo Perez and PBS' Ken Burns. Plus, Burns discusses his new documentary on Robinson.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein reflect on POTUS Barack Obama's history of picking the NCAA Tournament and get the last edition of his "Baracketology". Plus, a chat with "The Audacity of Hoop" author Alexander Wolff on Obama's relationship with the game of basketball.
Anyone Asking You?: 3/10/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover the dangers of political endorsements by sports figures in light of NASCAR CEO Brian France's endorsement of GOP candidate Donald Trump. They are joined by Jemele Hill, CNN's Kevin Madden and CEO of NASCAR sponsor Camping World Marcus Lemonis.
The Trailblazer - Spencer Haywood: 2/23/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with NBA HOF'er Spencer Haywood about challenging the NBA's age requirement in the Supreme Court. Plus, SI's Michael McCann on current sports cases that are affected by SCOTUS controversy and Tom Farrey on water issues plaguing the Rio Olympics.
Flint Now - Mo Pete, Arn Tellem: 2/11/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover the water crisis that is plaguing the city of Flint Michigan with personal anecdotes from former Michigan State MBB player Morris Peterson and Pistons executive Arn Tellem. Plus, why more involvement is needed because the worst may be yet to come.
Blue Bloods - Congressmen, Delk, Chalmers: 1/27/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein survey the Kentucky-Kansas rivalry and more with Congressmen Andy Barr and Kevin Yoder, Tony Delk and Grizzlies G Mario Chalmers.
California Dreamin' - Bruce, Garcetti & Miklasz: 1/20/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss how NFL relocation will affect the cities of St. Louis, Los Angeles and potentially San Diego with former Rams WR Isaac Bruce, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and ESPN 101 St. Louis' Bernie Miklasz.
Power to the Players: 1/6/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein welcome ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen, Frank Isola of the NY Daily News and Senator Chris Murphy to discuss the shooting of Cleanthony Early, player nightlife and how involved NBA stars should be in gun control policy.
2015 NFL In Review: 12/22/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by espnW's Jane McManus, ESPN's Andrew Brandt and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) to discuss the issues the NFL faced over the 2015 year as well as security and public safety in sporting venues.
Is This Heaven? It's Iowa! : 12/3/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the race for the CFB Playoff and the impact that it has had on the state of Iowa with Senator Ben Sasse, former Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn and Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network.
Tom Coughlin & Gab Marcotti: 11/18/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein talk to Giants coach Tom Coughlin about the work of his Jay Fund Foundation and Gab Marcotti about how the attacks in Paris have impacted Europe.
DFS, Security Of Sport: 11/3/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the legality of daily fantasy with James Carville. Plus, they hear from Juliette Kayyem on the scope of security in the sports world.
Statehouse Influence On State School Scandals: 10/26/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by columnists Steve Politi, Rick Bozich, Dan Kane and former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller to discuss the impact of state legislation, if any, at state universities where recent scandals have occurred.
Cubs Mania: 10/15/15
Andy Katz and Rick Klein delve into the Cubs' playoff win with Congressman Mike Quigley and ESPN MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian and how the fans reacted to the Steve Bartman incident with ESPN Producer Justine Gubar. Plus, they discuss the off the field issues of violence in the NFL with espnW's Jane McManus.
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