Capital Games with Andy Katz and Rick Klein
Striving For Equality: 2/15/17
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the possible repeal of HB2 and the effect that the ban has had on state commerce with N.C. Governor Roy Cooper. Plus, the impact of Nike's new ad "Equality" with Nike comm. director KeJuan Wilkins and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell.
Open Arms?: 2/9/17
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with CT Governor Dannel Malloy and ESPN NHL writer Joe McDonald about the possibility of the Islanders playing at the XL Center in Hartford. Plus, ESPN sports business analyst Andrew Brandt on the NFLPA advising against signing with the Bears and more.
Closing America's Doors?: 2/1/17
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover the wide-ranging effects of President Trump's executive order involving refugees with SI legal analyst Michael McCann and Sudanese-born Iowa G Peter Jok. Plus, SI NFL editor Melissa Jacobs on Tom Brady's problematic friendship with the President.
Seeing Stars: 1/19/17
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell and Congressman Duncan Hunter from San Diego about the many facets of the Chargers' move to Los Angeles.
Pay For Play?: 1/12/17
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the Power 5 conferences' decision to start the PAC "LEAD1" against "Pay-For-Play" schemes with it's CEO Tom McMillen as well as ESPN CBB analyst Jay Bilas, Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel and ESPN Radio's Paul Finebaum.
The First Fan: 12/21/16
Andy Katz & Rick Klein discuss President Obama's connection to sports and his love for athletics with Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun and former Obama aide Reggie Love.
Pressure To Perform: 12/14/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein unpack the report on Russian doping with a member of the WADA Commission, Professor Richard McLaren. Plus, NFL HOF'er Eric Dickerson and ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter discuss the Rams and Chargers' footprint in Los Angeles.
Castro's Legacy: 11/29/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein share their thoughts on the passing of former Cuban president Fidel Castro, including his impact on the world of sports, especially baseball. They welcome ESPN's Pedro Gomez and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to discuss that and Colin Kaepernick's controversy regarding Castro.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein survey the sports world's reaction to the election of Donald Trump as President, including NBA coaches sounding off and a display of unity regarding the National Anthem. They are joined by new Chairman of USA Basketball General Martin Dempsey, Kent State F Jimmy Hall and The Huffington Post's Jason Cherkis.
Prediction Time: 11/4/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein compare and contrast the difficulty of political vs. sports predictions, including the election, the Cubs' World Series victory and the NCAA Tournament with FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver as well as Pivit's Gregory DePetris.
Failure To Act: 10/26/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover Josh Brown's release from the Giants and the NFL's persisting problem with domestic violence, including the effect it's having on female fans during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. They welcome espnW's Sarah Spain, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell and N.Y. Magazine's Ann Friedman.
Campus Controversy: 10/20/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein welcome Wisconsin F Nigel Hayes to explain his sign at College GameDay, ESPN CBB analyst Seth Greenberg to cover the situation at Louisville and more. Plus, the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Ed Graney gives an update on the Raiders and a potential stadium.
Changing Climate: 10/13/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by Duke F Amile Jefferson and ESPN's Sarah Spain to discuss the changing standard of what defines "locker room talk" and why athletes are speaking out about it. Plus, Michael Fletcher covers The Undefeated's conversation with President Obama and more.
Lasting Impact: 9/29/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez as they discuss the loss of Jose Fernandez and his impact on MLB, Cuban Americans and Miami.
Your Loss, Our Gain: 9/22/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein dish on bidding from the state of South Carolina on NCAA tournament games with Furman A.D. Mike Buddie, S.C. House Rep. Gary Clary and NCAA selection committee chair Mark Hollis.
The Power Of Protest: 9/15/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer about the ACC and NCAA's decisions to remove their events from N.C.. Plus, Wisconsin G Bronson Koenig on his Dakota Access pipeline protest and more.
Measuring Progress: 9/7/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with U.S. Veteran Nate Boyer as well as U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries about the authenticity of Colin Kaepernick's message and how we can turn it into real change. Plus, ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell on Kaepernick's jersey sales.
Taking A Stand: 9/1/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the motives for Colin Kaepernick's protest with ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter as well as the true meaning behind the National Anthem and more with The Undefeated's Martenzie Johnson. Plus, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter chimes in on the topic.
Politically Prohibited : 8/10/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with former BYU A.D. Val Hale, Ashland Johnson of Athlete Ally and Gordon Monson of the Salt Lake Tribune about the problem that LGBT activist groups have with BYU and why it may derail their Big-12 dreams.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover scheduling conflicts between Presidential Debates and NFL games in light of Donald Trump's comments with CNN's Brian Stelter as well as ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt. Plus, a Rio update from Yahoo Sports' Eric Adelson.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the DNC, Michael Jordan's words on social activism and the NBA moving the All-Star Game from Charlotte with former NBA twins Jason and Jarron Collins as well as Mike Wise of The Undefeated.
Andy Katz, Rick Klein and Michael Fletcher of The Undefeated share their thoughts on the RNC in Cleveland including a conversation with boxing promoter Don King. Plus, LSU MBB coach Johnnny Jones on what his team is doing to help heal the community in Baton Rouge.
Using Your Platform: 7/12/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein debate the statement for social justice made by members of the Lynx via their warm-up t-shirts Saturday and much more with Minnesota Police Union Chief Lt. Bob Kroll, Michael Smith of His & Hers and ESPN SEC analyst Marcus Spears.
Golden State Of Mind: 7/6/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the wide-ranging effect of Kevin Durant's departure from the Thunder to the Warriors with The Undefeated's Marc Spears, OKC Mayor Mick Cornett and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell.
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with senior editor at Fusion and Slate Money podcast host Felix Salmon about the financial and political ramifications of the British referendum vote. Plus, Gab Marcotti of ESPN FC shares the impact of "Brexit" on the EPL and more.
Hometown Hero: 6/22/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by LeBron James' high school coach Keith Dambrot, Ohio Senator Rob Portman and ESPN senior writer Ramona Shelburne to discuss the impact of LeBron returning home to Cleveland and delivering a championship.
Zika: The Situation - Colangelo, Adelson, Besser: 6/14/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo, Yahoo Sports' Eric Adelson and former CDC director now ABC NEWS commentator Dr. Richard Besser about the threat of the Zika virus looming over this summer's Rio Olympics.
Accidental Revolutionary: 6/7/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein cover the social and political impact of Muhammad Ali after the news of his passing with Reverend Jesse Jackson and Sunni Khalid of The Undefeated. Plus, we ask ESPN Boxing writer Dan Rafael, "just how rare of a fighter was he?"
Cleveland Rocks! - Komoroski, Windhorst, Kayyem: 6/2/16
Andy Katz and Rick Klein chat with Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski, ESPN NBA Insider Brian Windhorst as well as CNN's Juliette Kayyem about fanfare and security concerns with the city of Cleveland hosting both the NBA Finals and the RNC in a month's time.
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