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Crime in Sports

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#165 - He Did More Than That - The Historicalness of O.J. Simpson
This week, we delve into the history of a man who came from humble beginnings to become an icon, that almost transcended race, while compiling a Hall of Fame football career, starring in countless tv shows & movies, and appearing in commercials for…
#164 - Magical Mystery Brain Damage - The Untoldness of Roberto Medina
This week, we take a look at a man who came on to the boxing scene, literally out of nowhere. He seemingly had no past, but he certainly had a future in fighting. He made it all the way to the national stage before questions arose. Questions lik…
#163 - Too Fast, Too Soon - The Put-uponness of Jennifer Capriati
This week, we once again look at the question of just how young is too young to force your child to be a bread winning, family supporting professional athlete. I think we can now safely say that 13 might be the answer. She burst on to the internati…
#162 - The Cathouse Killings - The Unsalvageableness of David Tyner
This week, we crawl into the life of a man who had plenty of promise. He was a state wrestling champion, and even earned a college scholarship. But it all fell apart. He tried his hand in some MMA competition, but ultimately washed out of the sport…
#161 - A Wombleybing In Your Dingamaroo - The Exploitativeness of Lorrie Wilmot
This week, we look at a man who was revered in his home country, and was one of his sport's more popular players. He played for decades, before retiring to a quiet life as a paprika farmer, in the countryside. This all sounds wonderful, except fo…
#160 - Just Say... YES! - The Wastedness of Richard Dumas
This week, we concentrate on the question "what could have been?" with one of the biggest wastes of talent that professional sports has ever produced. He had the potential to be in the Hall of Fame, but he had other priorities. Mainly, using copi…
#159 - Kidney Gummies & Dirty Syringes - The of Roboticness Todd Marinovich
This week, we answer the question of whether you can breed, and build the perfect athlete. The answer is a resounding "no". Trained from birth to be the perfect football player, he followed this path of success, until he was overwhelmed by it all…
#158 - A First Class Crack Smoker - The Prolificness of Sammy Stewart
This week, we journey down a path that has surprises at every turn. As a young man, sports was all he was consumed by, never even understanding why people would ever want to do drugs. A major league baseball career later, cocaine was all he was c…
#157 - Arrest Bingo Card - The Acquittedness of Nile Ranger
This week, we take a look at a guy who got in trouble from a young age, and hasn't slowed down since. He was seemingly sheltered from consequences due to his soccer ability. To the point where teams sign him, the same week he's been arrested! And…
#156 - The King Of Rikers Island - The Unflinchingness of Mitch "Blood" Green
This week, we encounter a legend. Both in his own mind, and in the annuls of various police departments. He was a gang leader, who turned his aggression into a boxing career, only to be sidetracked by stupidity, Mike Tyson, and PCP. His list of …
#155 - Let Me Have You - The Beardedness of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
This week, we travel down a rocky road of crazy adventures, and a spiral that leads to gas station drug busts, being removed from planes by Federal Marshalls & public meltdowns. He was a star during the boom period of wrestling, in the 1980's, an…
#154 - Falsified Documents & Nazi Tattoos - The Opaqueness of Brandon "White Steel" Saling
This week, we explore the world of a guy, who just wanted to be a fighter. He would do anything to get to that dream, including hiding a past that includes some of the most reprehensible crimes you can commit. He hid in plain sight, until his whole…
#153 - The Creepy Sleeper - The Beltlessness of Cecil "The Diesel" Collins
This week, we try to break through the line, with a man who always understood one thing, that his athletic ability would always keep him out of trouble, and from having to learn how to be a normal member of society. His football career was brief, …
#152 - Is There Cocaine In That Dumpster? - The Amphibiousness of Chris Washburn
This week, we stare up at a giant of a man, who just never figured out how to be a functioning, adult member of society. Everything was taken care of for him, like bad grades, lazy play, or even brushes with the law, until one day, things weren't …
#151 - Swerving Out Of The Fast Lane - The Edginess of Lyndon "LB" Byers
This week, we skate full speed into the boards, with a guy that we can't help but find entertaining, and a bit likable. He was a professional goon, fighting his way into the NHL, and hanging on for years with his tenacity. He had more fights than 5…
#150 - Aristotle In His Underpants - The Philosophicalness of Stephen Bailey
This week, we look at a man from a prominent, and respected sports family, who followed in his legendary grandfather's footsteps... For a while, anyway. He was always considered a kind, quiet guy, until mental illness started to take over. After …
#149 - The Fallen Boy Scout (And The Scummie Awards!!) - The Diminutiveness of Chuck Knoblauch
This week, before we get to the Scummie Awards, we dodge an errant throw from a man who was bred for baseball. It was his dream, from the time he could remember, and he achieved that dream, despite his smaller stature. Although he was very successf…
#148 - Keep The Punching In The Ring - The Heedlessness of Diego "Chico" Corrales
This week, we stroll down a dangerous path, with a dangerous guy. He came from some very tough circumstances to achieve wealth, fame, and champion status. The problem was, he just couldn't keep his fighting inside the ring. His violent tendencies a…
#147 - Duct Tape, Steroids & Carpet Jesus - The Unsettledness of Jeremy "The Scorpion" Jackson
This week, we duck a left hook of crazy, with a man who was right at the cusp of something big, until he let his demons take the wheel. He fought his way out of nowhere to get the attention of the UFC, only to be kicked off a reality show for not …
#146 - The Bill Cosby Of The Super Bowl - The Creepiness of Darren Sharper
This week, we look at a man who did everything in life the right way, including becoming a Super Bowl champion, until seemingly falling off a cliff of depravity, and committing some of the worst crimes that we've ever heard of. He went from being …
#145 - More Than Zero Tolerance - The Badness of Scott Hall AKA "Razor Ramon"
This week, we try to hold down a very crazy story down for a three count! A man who had all the ability that you could have, and used that ability to make it to the very top of the wrestling game. Big money, fame, and tons of alcohol, drugs, and pi…
#144 - The Choking Yachtsman - The Seaworthiness of Latrell Sprewell
This week, we try to catch our breaths as we careen down an icy slope of disaster. He was The American Dream. He came from a tough background to make himself world famous, and $100 million richer, but it all came crumbling down in the end. From …
#143 - A Hubcap In Your Gillooly - The Classiness of Tonya Harding
This week, we explore the life of a woman who came from nothing, and ended up right at the edge of greatness... Then she fell off that edge. A troubled early life led to a troubled adult life, including drinking while doing everything, aggressiven…
#142 - A Tornado Of Lightning In A Bottle - The Chivalrousness of Ambiorix Burgos
This week, we peek around a blind corner, only to be engulfed by anger, violence, and just plain crazy! A man from humble beginnings that made it to the big time, but let his considerable demons get in the way. A fast, but escalating trail of viol…
#141 - Legally Gross - The Lewdness of Mike McBain
This week, we check out a guy who seemed completely benign to outside observer. He accomplished his dream of making it to the NHL, even if his career wasn't the most distinguished. The problem was, there was something truly evil, beneath the surfa…
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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 9th, 2016
Latest Episode
May 14th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
164
Avg. Episode Length
About 3 hours
Explicit
Yes

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