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THE POP EXPOSE – The New MLB 3 Game Wild Card Format!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone. Today I’m taking a look at the fall classic MLB. Baseball ain’t what it used to be. Now the playoff’s are extended which means more games, more green, and a chance for a team to squeak in and make some noise. Of course the past few weeks have been all about Arron Judge and his home run race against Roger Maris and the Babe’s single season record. Now it’s a whole new season. Many professional sports have long been set up so an unlikely…

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Remembering NBA Legend Bill Russell!

Story by Mitchell Smith Bill Russell was born in 1934 in Monroe Louisiana. Russell who often gets overlooked in the goat conversation lead San Francisco to 2 NCAA titles, won Olympic gold, and won 11 NBA championships with the Boston Celtics. Russell struggled as a young kid growing up in the racist south and his father moved the family to Oakville, CA to get out of the south but still struggled as they lived in poor neighborhoods. Russel lost his mother when he was 12 and that was devastating for…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Rachel Robinson!

Story By Mitchell Smith Hello everyone, today I’m checking out a remarkable woman who has flown under the radar for years. Rachel Robinson has been 50 years without her love Jackie Robinson, the legendary Brooklyn Dodger who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Jackie passed away in 1972 at the age of 53. Although the man died way too young the legend still lives today. Rachel who turns 100 on July 19th has lived and helped keep his legacy going forward. I wise person once said behind every…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Adam Sandler’s ‘Hustle’!

Hello everyone! Today I’m checking out the new Adam Sandler movie on Netflix, “Hustle”. This is a great movie for Basketball fans, but it also has a story of perseverance. Adam Sandler plays a more serious roll as NBA scout Stanley Sugerman, who finds a 22 year old kid who hasn’t played organized ball in 8 years. This movie is full of NBA stars like Trae Young, Doc Rivers, and Brad Stevenson. There are also a bunch of legends like Kenny Smith, Dr. J, and Maurice Cheeks. This was a…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Sir Charles Barkley!

Hello everyone, today I’m sticking with my Basketball theme this month, and taking a look at Charles Barkley. Born February 20, 1963 in Leeds Alabama. Chuck has been in the spotlight with commercials and co-hosting NCAA basketball show. Chuck didn’t always have it good though. He was the first of a few African American kids in his elementary school, right when segregation was coming to an end in his home town. Chucks father abandoned the family at a young age and his step father died when he was 11. Chuck…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines!

Story By Mitchell Smith Juwan Howard was born February 7th 1973 in Chicago, best known as 1 of the Fab Five for the Michigan Wolverines, and now head coach of his alma mater. Howard was born to his teenage mother and raised in the south side of Chicago by his grandmother. Living in the projects is a rough upbringing but Howard’s grandmother Jannie Mae was able to keep him out of trouble and raise him to be an outstanding young man. Howard went to the Chicago Vocational Career Academy where…

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THE POP EXPOSE –  Farewell to Duke legend Coach K!

Story by Mitchell Smith Hello everyone today I’m taking a look at legendary college basketball coach Michael William Krzyzewski or better known as Coach K of the Duke Blue Devils. Coach K was born in 1947 in Chicago. He played point guard at West Point and graduated from the Army in 1969 where he put in 4 more years as an officer and was discharged from duty as a Captain. He then went to be an assistant coach with the Indiana Hoosiers under legendary coach Bob Knight. In 1980 Coach…

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THE POP EXPOSE – MARH MADNESS 2022 WHO’S READY!

Hello everyone. It’s hard to believe March is quickly approaching, and you know what that means, March Madness. One of my favorite times of the year. I was actually able to sit down and watch most of the top teams fall this weekend and see Duke club my team. I think this is going to make for an interesting tournament this year. There is a ton of young talent and a ton of passion for the game right now. This is going to make for a lot of close games…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Celtics vs Lakers Eighties Rivalry! Story by Mitchell Smith

Hello everyone today I’m switching gears from the NFL after a great season and getting into the NBA. Rivalries ain’t what they used to be and the Lakers / Celtics rival in the eighties will probably never be matched. This isn’t todays game for sure. In a day when the 3 point shot was there but most teams relied on the inside game and the physical rough play and banging around down low. I was watching 30 for 30 and both the Lakers and Celtics would kill any team today…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Tom Brady Retires or Does He?

Extra Extra read all about it, Tom Brady is retiring!!! Do I even need to say which Brady? Tom Brady is the most accomplished NFL quarterback of all time. Love him or hate him there is no denying his records, his rings, or is work ethic. Back in the day I was a huge Pats fan. Back before Brady was a household name. When Brady was playing at Michigan, Drew Bledsoe was my boy and front man for the Pats. Long story short my second family growing up invited me…

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THE POP EXPOSE – ‘LITTLE GIANTS’ Story by Mitchell Smith!

Hello everyone. To kick off the NFL playoffs Today I want to talk about a great movie from 1994, Little Giants. This is an awesome movie about two brothers who settle a long time grudge after they compete for the peewee title football game. Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neil play brothers in a small town in Ohio, Urbania . This is a funny inspiration movie. John Madden, Emmitt Smith, Tim Brown, and Steve Emtman also make an appearance. There are a ton of child actors and this one is one…

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THE POP EXPOSE – ‘Remembering John Madden’ Story by Mitchell Smith!

Today we lost one of the most iconic sports figures of the modern era. John Madden has been a household name over the past 5 decades. Madden who started coaching in the sixties was best known for being the Oakland Raiders head coach in the seventies. When Madden retired from coaching he went into broadcasting and would become one of the most iconic voices of the eighties and nineties, and into the 2000. You know you hit it big when Frank Caliendo does a perfect impression of you. And of…

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THE POP EXPOSE – The Atlanta Braves Celebrate 150 Years Story by Mitchell Smith!

Hello everyone, Baseball’s fall classic is among us, today’s game is full of super human athletes and awesome stadiums to play in, but the sport has changed over many decades to become what we see today. A sport that was created in the eighteenth century by combining Cricket and the game Rounders, and later in the U.S. in 1839 Abner Doubleday was credited in the creation of American Baseball. Later on in the century the National League was created and one of the first and longest continuous teams the Boston…

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THE POP EXPOSE – Remembering Bobby Bowden!

Hello everyone. Bobby Bowden was born in 1929 in Alabama. Bowden had an illness at age 13 and was bed ridden for nearly a year. There he found a love for WWII reports and college football via radio. Bowden went on to play football for the University of Alabama and would not make the pros but instead went into coaching. A niche for Bowden as he climbed the ranks and landed head coach at Florida State in 1976. There Bowden would turn a poor team around and for the next…

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THE POP EXPOSE ‘The Summer Olympics 2021’ Story By Mitchell Smith!

Hello everyone. It has been a long time coming but we finally are getting the 2020 Olympics from Tokyo. I love the Olympics and among the few sports added this year there is surfing, Karate, and skateboarding. Tony Hawk was on board to talk about the sport and how the judges would be scoring. I love seeing some water polo and track and field events. Not to take away from swimming, diving, or any of the team sports. Gymnastics has always been a favorite of mine. Popularized by the 1992…

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