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The Sports Rabbi welcomed on board Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post, JPost.com to breakdown all of the Israeli contingent action at the Olympics London 2012! From Arik Ze’evi’s crushing loss in 43 seconds to Lee Korzits terrible breakdown and Yakov Toumarkin’s fine showing we cover it all.
We also discussed the Israel Nat’l Basketball Team and Eurobasket 2013 Qualification! listen in to find out if we think that Omri Casspi and Alex Tyus can help Israel qualify! Plus we ran down the latest stories on the Israel Soccer League from the league’s contraction from 16 to 14 teams to Maccabbi Tel Aviv and their surprise signing (one that will set off Hapoel Tel Aviv fans!)!!!
Boaz Korpel of Sport 5 (28:32) & Punch Liners joined me to talk about Israelis in Motorsports including Alon Day with a 3rd place finish this weekend in Austria… And Roy Nissany’s first victory in Formula masters! Not only did Boaz have the opportunity to broadcast the race, but he did it live from the circuit! What an amazing feeling to hear Hatikva with an Israeli driver at the top of the podium! We also discussed the first Rally race in Israel that took place this past weekend and what the future of auto racing is in Israel!
We also spoke about WWE in Israel and the upcoming SummerSlam Show! Remember Punch Liners! Israel’s only Wrestling Show in Hebrew! And let’s not forget a Big Mazel Tov to Alon Levin of PL on the birth of a brand new baby girl!
Next up was Jared Zwerling of ESPN & ESPN New York! (57:20) Jared and I talked about how he got into the sports industry, his teaching innner coty youth in New York City about all of the great opportunities there are in sports other than being an athlete! Jared also discussed his trip to Israel, his recent Maccabi Games experience in Memphis and we broke down the NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets! Check Jared out on Twitter @jaredzwerling.
Jon Scheiman of True Hoops NY (1:17:36) joined me to talk Dwight Howard going to the Los Angeles Lakers, OOOOHHH BBBAAABBBYYYY!!!! We have a good time talking about how the lakers always seem to get it right and the Knicks, well, you know… Dream Team and the 2012 London games were also on tap as we ran down the USA’s big Gold Medal win and we still debated who would have won in a shown of the Original dream Team vs. the 2012 version!
MLB talk was next as Doc Ike (1:41:53) and The Sports Rabbi discussed the latest news and shared their views on a number of topics from the NY Yankees to the Boston Red Sox and the late Johnny Pesky.