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Ice CubeBig 3 Basketball Officials Ice Cube & Nancy Lieberman were in The Freak Nation this week just as the 3-on-3 league starts its third season.  Ice Cube owns the league and Lieberman coaches winning a championship last year.  The two of them are excited for the start of the new season and what Nancy means to women in sports.  Listen…

Edwin EversMajor League Fishing Winner Edwin Evers made his second trip to The Freak Nation Sunday night. Evers, in fact, is known for more than fishing. He distributes pecans around the world and has as much success at that as he does in catching fish in competition. Evers, with the help of General Tire, is an excellent ambassador for fishing when he’s not actually catching fish! Listen…

SC_FreaksThe Freaks spent several minutes Sunday night reviewing a new documentary, Rapid Response.  It made it’s world debut before the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and it was a shocking film in what it revealed. It was especially touching to Crash Gladys who grew up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where her father was part of the medical team before his death.  The important revelation from Rapid Response, however, could be what it said about developments in general sports medicine.  Listen…

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.NBC Racing Analyst Dale Earnhardt is a strange sentence to write. Dale Junior had an excellent racing career winning championships and races in NASCAR before his retirement. But his broadcast career could surpass even his sometimes brilliance on a racetrack. His contribution to NBC’s Indy 500 broadcast Sunday was just an example of what’s might be ahead. Listen…

Leigh DiffeyNBC Race Broadcaster Leigh Diffey is a fun conversation in The Freak Nation. Sunday night was no difference. After more than a half century of ABC broadcasting the Indy 500, NBC sports did this year’s race and Diffey was in the center of a great race and broadcast. Diffey is fun… Listen…

Mike Tirico2019 Indy 500 Broadcast Host Mike Tirico might be the best sports broadcaster in the industry. He’s done championship games, Olympic Games and legendary games. Sunday he hosted the NBC Indy 500 broadcast with Dale Earnhardt and Danica Patrick. That was after he took a two-seater ride with Mario Andretti. Tirico did all of it with his usual calm and engaging personality. He’ll be welcome in racing as well as The Freak Nation. Listen…

6th Annual NFL HonorsNFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis is launching a new performance energy drink called Defy. He is bringing the drink into the world of motorsports sponsoring the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team along with Lucas Oil. They’ll be on the car next weekend at the Indy 500. The twist on this story is an active ingredient in the drink, CBD. Davis says it’s hemp based with no trace of THC, the active ingredient in pot. This is a new step in motorsports. Listen…

Fernando AlonsoTwo-time Formula One Driving Champion Fernando Alonso was supposed to lead McLaren into the 2019 Indy 500 next weekend. But a funny thing happened on the way there. He failed to qualify. It’s a shocker in the world of motorsports but Alonso might be the most settled in the failure. He talked with reporters after day two of qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Listen…

Dean RolandCollective Soul Guitarist Dean Roland visited with The Freaks this week as part of a 25th Anniversary of the Southern Rock band’s first album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. Roland told The Freaks the band at the time simply called the smash hit album Hints. Roland and his brother Ed Roland are readying another release Blood that’s due out in June. Listen…

Lil Rel HowreyComedian/Actor Lil Rel Howrey visited The Freaks this week. He’s enjoying a booming career and that includes the cancellation of his TV series on FOX. Lil Rel has done several blockbuster films including Get Out, a film that earned him considerable residual money delivered with a cake by the studios. Lil Rel’s career is something that could be made into a movie, if you believe the impossible is possible. Listen…