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To start of this extended edition of The Sports Rabbi Show( Almost 3 hours!) Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post, JPost.com joined me from London, England as he is covering the London 2012 Olympic Games! We talked about the preparation going on in and around London, the Olympic Stadium and of course we discussed the Israel Delegation and we have to look forward to during the first few days of the games. Already this weekend, Alex Shatilov, the Israeli Artistic Gymnast will be competing along with Gal Nevo, The Israeli Swimmer!
David “Dubi” Pick (18:10) of Eurobasket.com then came on board to discuss the various signings around Europe including Jordan Farmar going to Turkey as well as Lior Eliyahu who had been at the NBA Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves along the other “Israeli” Reps. We also looked at the Israel National Basketball Team as they are now at full strength with Omri Casspi rejoining the club after working out in the USA.
I then welcomed Israeli basketball veteran Yehu Orland (39:35) to the program as we talked about his more than 10 year career playing in Israel! Yehu, a consummate professional brings a tremendous amount of confidence & skill to the table as he has played all around the country!
Alon Levin (48:23) of Punch liners joined me to discuss the AWO Wrestling Event in Tira this past week and we also debated the highs & lows of WWE Raw’s 1000 show! Join us as we break down The Rock, Vince McMahon, CM Punk & others as we take a trip down memory lane in this Raw Retrospective! Check out Punch Liners on Facebook & become a fan, support Professional Wrestling in Israel!
Jon Scheiman (1:07:40) of True Hoops NY was next up as we argued about the New York Knicks refusal to match Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets. We also talk about the US Men’s Basketball Team that will be competing in the Olympic Games!
I then had the great honor to have Sam Kelly (1:33:04) join me from Argentina! Sam and I discussed his wonderful Podcast, The Hand of Pod where he, along with others disect the Argentine League! From River Plate (Sam’s favorite Club) to Boca Juniors (The Sports Rabbi’s team!) we have a great time discussing the great Football of South America! Sam also writes for ESPN and has a wonderful website, Hasta El Gol Siempre. If you are heading down to Buenos Aires get in touch with Sam as he’ll accompany you to some matches in the area! I encourage everyone to check out Sam Kelly’s work and you can also follow him on Twitter @HEGS_com.
Dave Faris (1:58:43) , The Sports Rabbi’s MLB correspondent talked about the baseball world, which teams have moved up and the others who have moved down. We also take a look at this year’s baseball Hall of Fame Class led by Barry Larkin & the late Ron Santo.
Count Jeff Grimshaw, (2:22:07) yes a Count! was up next to talk about the Penn State punishment handed down by the NCAA! A harsh penalty was given to PSU so listen in as Jeff breaks it down for us!
To close out this show, Doc Ike (2:31:39) joined me to break down the Rick Nash trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers and the Seattle Mariners trade of Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees!