The Sports Rabbi Show January 25, 2012
Dov & I look take a quick look at the Beitar Jerusalem vs. Ashdod soccer match from Saturday night, before I welcome on in David “Dubi” Pick (4:08) who covers Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israel Basketball League for Eurobasket.com & Makor Rishon Newspaper in Israel.
Dubi & I cover the upcoming HUGE Euroleague game between Maccabi & Barcelona and we look at the various matchups the teams present. Will Devin Smith try to lockdown former NBA star Juan Carlos Navarro? How will scoring machine Lior Eliyahu fare and what will be the reception for Ex-Maccabi player Chuck Eidson? We also talk about some of the interesting stories and players from the Israel League this year. From Joe Crawford to former Duke star Jon Scheyer to Hapoel Jerusalem we break down all the top news.
Jeremy Last of The Last Word joins The Sports Rabbi (27:11) to discuss Kiryat Shemona’s ascent to the top of the Israel Football (soccer) League. We talk about the parity in the league and touch on the Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Haifa game from Monday evening.
Jon Scheiman from TrueHoopsNY.com (44:45) tells us all about his visit to the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. New Jersey Nets game this past week where he gets to interview the Thunder’s Royal Ivey for The Sports Rabbi Radio Network!
In Jon’s latest post Royal Background, he goes inside the Thunder locker room to speak with a terrific NBA role player with a high IQ in Royal Ivey which then becomes the topic of the day. High Basketball IQ, playing a system and coaching… when will Phil Jackson be behind the NY Knicks bench!
Doc Ike joined The Sports Rabbi (106:41) for an NHL update as we talk discussed the top two stories of the day, Alexander Ovechkin sitting out the All Star game after being suspended by the league for 3 games and Tim Thomas last year’s Stanley Cup winning goaltender for the Boston Bruins and his embarrassing decision to NOT join his Bruins teammates at the White House for a visit with President Barack Obama because of political reasons. Oy Vey!
AND Jay Cottrell of WBAL 1090AM in Baltimore, (121:47) the flagship station for the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles joins The Sports Rabbi to talk NFL Playoffs, NBA, college Basketball, Tamir Goodman and his new Tefillin and more. We debate whether Tom Coughlin of the New York Football Giants becomes a Hall of Fame coach if he defeats the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick for the second time in the Super Bowl! Take a listen to what we have to say! What do you think!
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