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Did you know that there is a black market of vintage Kool-Aid packet collectors. A quick search for “Kool-Aid packet” on eBay shows that the market is alive, with 250 active listings, some of which were going for triple-digit asking prices.

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June 17, 1994 is a date that most people remember as the day of the OJ Simpson police chase but it features so much more: Arnold Palmer played his final round at the 1994 U.S. Open. The 1994 FIFA World Cup, hosted for the first time by the United States. The New York Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup Finals victory parade. Game 5 of the 1994 NBA Finals between the Rockets and the Knicks. Oh AND the wedding rehearsal for Marc Daniels!

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The first domino of NBA free agency toppled over this weekend when the Lakers acquired Anthony Davis. Now armed with cap space teams like the Knicks, Nets, Clippers, and Lakers will look to add more talent. But what else do teams like them need a star players help recruit and only the Lakers have that. Marc talks about how the Magic need a Jonathan Issac to become a superstar to entice free agents to sign in Orlando.

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After making a public trade demand in February, Anthony Davis finally got his wish. Saturday night he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers for a package of players and picks. This led Marc to wonder who could be the next star player to make a demand and then get his wish, and only one name fits the bill. Giannis.

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We've all seen Darren Rovell on Twitter, usually he's posting about stadium foods or sports business news. But now that he joined The Action Network he has put all his eggs into sports gambling. Recently though he found himself in hot water after gambling aficionados posted evidence he’d edited his bets after they’d been placed.

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Kawhi Leonard, free agent. Kevin Durant, free agent and coming off major surgery. Klay Thompson, free agent and coming off major surgery. The 2 teams that played in the 2019 NBA Finals could look drastic different, and that doesn't even include Raptors GM Masai Ujiri being offered the role of basketball czar for the Washington Wizards.

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We already know that Kevin Durant will not be playing the rest of this postseason and is expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 season after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured achilles tendon, but is he rooting for the Warriors? If reports are to be believed that he has already made up his mind on who he will be playing for next season does he care about the outcome of this finals?

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June 13, 2019 7 min

Jordan Binnington was drafted in 2011 and then spent 7 seasons in the minor leagues. In December 2018, he was called up by the Blues and became their starting goalie. His play helped the St Louis Blues go from last place in the NHL to winning the 2019 Stanley Cup. AND on top of that he now holds the NHL record for the most postseason wins by a rookie goaltender at 16.

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Did the US Women's National Team disgrace the integrity of soccer by scoring 13 goals against Thailand to open up play in the Women's World Cup? Eric Adelson joins the show to give his thoughts are their performance yesterday. He and Marc talk about the team trying to get equal pay to mens team and if what they did will help their case.

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Get your popcorn ready because Jon Gruden and his Oakland Raiders will be the Hard Knocks team this summer. Why are they the perfect team for this platform, Michael McCarthy covers sports media and talks about why they were selected. He and Marc discuss the ratings problems for the NBA after the Finals ratings have been down this year. Then they talk about the potential musical chairs that will happen when it comes to high paid spo... Read more

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Before he suffered a devastating injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Kevin Durant missed a month of playoff action recovering from a calf injury, this led the NBA media to criticize him and say that he should be out there playing. This is the exact same thing that the media did throughout Kawhi Leonards final season with the San Antonio Spurs.

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The US Women's National Team kicked off their first match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in spectacular fashion with a 13-0 victory over Thailand. But the way they won has drawn the eire of members of the soccer media because they were offended the US kept celebrating after scoring goals. Marc asks why this is such a problem but when the Canadians Women's Hockey team ran up the score against Slovakia. Or what is wrong with runn... Read more

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A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing despite calls from the California Horse Racing Board recommending that the track suspend races. Are we watching the beginning of the end for horse racing?

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On the eve of hitting free agency this summer Kevin Durant went down with a devastating injury in the NBA Finals and the ripple effects will be far reaching. Basketball expert Brendan Suhr joins the show to talk about what this one injury will mean for all the other players and moving parts. Plus he and Marc discuss whether or not Nick Nurse cost his team a victory by calling a timeout late in the 4th quarter.

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In the Game 5 of the NBA Finals Kevin Durant, who had been out for weeks made his return but it was a short-lived return. He went down with looked to be a devastating injury and had to be helped off the court for medical evaluation. After listening to comments from Golden State Warriors GM Bob Meyers, Marc has some questions about the initial injury for Durant that kept him sidelined and if the team was completely honest with the m... Read more

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Max Muncy added to the Dodgers-Giants rivalry with a long home run off Madison Bumgarner that landed in McCovey Cove and left the ace fuming. Then, Muncy tossed in a verbal jab as he rounded the bases. Marc talks about the double standard that exists when players show emotion that if you do it then you're the villain but if you complain about it then you are also the villain.

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You may know him as one of the hosts of Intentional Talk or part of NFL Network coverage but Chris Rose is known for something else, Battlebots. As the newest season of Battlebots is about to hit he joins the show to talk about his decision to get involved. He and Marc discuss the popularity of the sport and how he came up with a signature catchphrase.

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The biggest story throughout the NBA Finals has had nothing to do with the games themselves, its been whether or not Kevin Durant will play for the Warriors. Well now that Golden State has their backs up against the wall it looks like KD might be suiting up for Game 5. Marc pleads that the soap opera of the NBA has overshadowed this NBA Finals and is getting tired of it.

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This weekend in Wales, 650 or so humans and five dozen horses racing against each other in the annual Man Versus Horse Marathon. Yes this is a real event that has been going on since 1980.

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The crown jewel of women's soccer begins this weekend with the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup! Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak a member of the famed 1999 team and coach of the UCF Women's Soccer Team joins the show to preview the upcoming tournament. She and Marc talk about the number of players from the UCF system are playing in the World Cup and more.

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