May 2012

Game Changers Live airs every Wednesday at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT on http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/GameChangersLive!!

Below is the schedule of shows for May 2012.  Click on the link to listen (or download) the show!!

May 30, 2012 – GCL is Talking NBA Fashion (and the not-so-fashionable)

The NBA Playoffs are down to the Final Four & after the first game in each conference, there is no doubt that the drama & storylines will continue to grow over the next 7-10 days. The GCL crew is definitely going to breakdown the on-court displays, which have been excellent,  BUT we’re also going to go all in on what these fellas are wearing to/from the arena and to the postgame press conferences.

While the NBA fashion police are out on patrol, we also have witnessded Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones making a name for herself after a candid interview on Real Sports. What do the hosts think about her proclamation?  Tune in to hear firsthand.

Don’t miss this show as we’ll critique D Wade’s pink pants, cover Serena’s early exit from the French Open, and tell you whether or not we’ll be tuning in to this year’s Hard Knocks series.

If you have any questions for the hosts, call the show at (347) 215-6813.

May 23, 2012 – Game Changers Live talking NBA Playoffs and “I’ll Have Another”

The 2nd round of the NBA playoffs have been quite entertaining. The GCL Crew will break down the playoffs, discuss the future of the Lakers, assess the damage done in Orlando in lieu of the Dwight Howard/Stan van Gundy mess, and more.

Tune in at 1:00pm ET!

May 16, 2012 – GCL Special Guest Dr. David Leonard on his book “After Artest”

Everybody remembers watching the replays of the brawl that later become known as the “Malice at the Palace” as Metta World Peace (the artist formerly known as Ron Artest) jumped into the stands after a fan threw water on him.

The unspoken narrative that has resulted from that fight has been an increasing penchant for media & fans to stereotype athletes (black athletes in particular) as thugs & criminals.

Dr. David J Leonard joins Game Changers Live to discuss his book “After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness”, which explores how the NBA look to govern the behavior of their black players after the Palace brawl.

Dr. Leonard is Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University and the author of Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema. He is also the coeditor (with C. Richard King) of Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports and of Visual Economies of/in Motion: Sport and Film.

GCL hosts will also discuss & debate the Miami Heat’s chances to make it past the 2nd round now that they are down to the Big 2 and the Heatles. Is San Antonio a team that will ever get respect?

We cover the NBA & more on today’s episode of Game Changers Live!

May 9, 2012 – GCL Special Guest Bomani Jones from SBNation.com

It’s been tough. Fans are still reeling over the death of Junior Seau, beloved former NFL star.  Over the past few weeks, we have seen more crutches and carts during pro hoops playoffs than ever before. The NBA has many top players benched with injuries – could it have been avoided? But there were good stories, too. The Thunder players are growing up before our very eyes. Baseball is hot with new stars!

Bomani Jones, the well known sports journalist and contributor for SBNation.com, joins us to make sense of the past few weeks in the sports world.  For years, he has written on sports, music, culture and politics — including three years as contributor and columnist for ESPN.com’s Page 2 — Bomani has been an on-air personality since January 2008 and joined The Score in 2010. While with The Score, he also contributes weekly two-minute videos found on TheScore.com and aired on The Score Television Network in Canada. Bomani is also a regular panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and “Jim Rome is Burning.”

Bomani has been featured on several television programs, including a documentary Michael Jackson broadcast all over the world. In 2008, he was prominently featured in “The Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina,” an HBO Sports documentary. Bomani also has served as an adjunct professor at Elon University and Duke University. Bomani currently resides in Durham, NC.

May 2, 2012 – GCL Special Guests Dr. Jill Brooks (Head to Head Consultants) and Eric Macramalla (Attorney) on Concussions in Sports

In the wake of the recent BountyGate scandal, we now hear that over 50 former NFL players have filed lawsuits with the National Football League (a total of 659 such lawsuits for injury & concussions).  Game Changers Live addresses the topic head on as we are joined by two experts who focus on the current state & future impact of concussions in athletics.

Our panel includes Dr. Jill Brooks & attorney Eric Macramalla (@EricOnSportsLaw)Dr. Brooks, a clinical neuropsychologist who runs Head to Head Consultants, has conducted extensive research on this topic, which has been presented at numerous conferences across the country.  She recently produced the documentary “The Female Athlete and Concussion” for The Big Ten Network.

Eric Macramalla, an attorney for Gowlings Lafleur Henderson in Ottawa, focuses on the legal aspects of concussions in the NHL & NFL.

An alarming number of former athletes in the NHL, NFL, and throughout college athletics have committed suicide after pointing to problems they attribute to concussion-related brain damage. Changes are imminent & Game Changers Live looks forward to discusses this frightening subject.

We’ll also cover the NBA Playoffs, LeBron’s mouthpiece, Derrick Rose’s injury, Pujols’ struggles, and more throughout the show!

If you have questions for our guests, call the show at (347) 215-6813.

Join us Wednesday, May 2nd at 1:00pm ET!

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