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Two comedians take an unmerciful and hilarious look at athletes who have lost big games...with the law! Crime in Sports does the research, and finds the funny in the world of sports true crime. New episode every week!

James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman

  • Discover Pods Awards
    2017 Best Sports Podcast


  • Jun 28, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
  • weekly NEW EPISODES
  • 2h 24m AVG DURATION
  • 313 EPISODES

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#309 - Nobody Gonna Break My Stride - The Uniqueness of Daniel Barrera

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 152:27

This week, we tell a story that starts differently from most of our episodes. Instead of being a renowned athlete, from an early age, he was a decent high school athlete, then joined the military, as a firefighter, where he did tours in Iraq. He also began fighting. His skills were just right for the burgeoning business of MMA, and he landed a spot on UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter", where his strangeness first came to light. In the years to come, his behavior became more bizarre, with odd attacks, strange & violent attacks, and some of the weirdest antics, ever seen in a courtroom!Have war & fires not be quite dangerous enough for you, be the strangest guy on a reality show, and believe that you don't need medication, despite all the evidence to the contrary with Daniel Barrera!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#308 - Beanie Babies & Booze - The Smugness of Jim Leyritz

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 174:39

This week, we explore the life of an unlikely World Series hero, who took all that good will, and flushed it directly down the toilet. A love of booze & amphetamines led to a tough transition to a life, after baseball. He never quite adjusted. A very public divorce & stalking arrest tarnished his image, but that pales in comparison to the time that he killed that lady, with his car, after hanging out with Playboy models! It's a real roller coaster of a story, from underdog, that you root for, to arrogant jerk, at whom you shake your head!Break your foot, right before the MLB draft, come from obscurity to become a World Series hero, and ruin all the admiration for you,. with several acts of stupidity with Jim Leyritz!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#307 - I Am Not Under Arrest - The Fieriness of "Mean" Gene Atkins

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 168:33

This week, we check into a man, who worked his way onto an NFL roster, almost exclusively on the back of his ability to use his body, with reckless abandon, to take down, and preferably hurt, opposing players. Some cracks began to appear, while still playing. He attacked a reporter, and fought with coaches & teammates. But once he retired, the full impact that his physical style began to show, on his brain. A charge of twice firebombing a business associate & long time friend. He had an epic, and disturbing showdown with police, who wanted him top stop choking & hitting his wife, with a remote control. But they didn't much better luck, with the whole thing escalating from violence to a showdown! All of this, and the NFL thinks his brain is fine!!Make it to the top of your profession on pure grit & violence, deny firebombing your friend's family home, and try your best to remember the months of the year with "Mean" Gene Atkins!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#306 - Defying Logic, But Not Gravity - The Insensibleness of Zach Randolph

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 173:02

This week, we look into the life of a man, was in trouble since middle school, and kept a steady pace of police interaction, through pretty much his whole life, so far. He came from bad circumstances, being called "crusty" as a kid, but used basketball to overcome that situation, making himself an extremely wealthy man, in the process. All of that, and he never left his friends behind. Which sounds nice, unless your friends continue to beat, shoot, attack, street race, and be accused of even worse. He never quite understands that each arrest made it a little harder to believe that he was trying to change!Get tired of your husky pants, with snaps for a button, work hard to make something of yourself, and make everyone think you're not only a moron, but a bad guy with Zach Randolph!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#305 - Rocky Is Real - The Bloodiness of Chuck "The Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 182:37

This week, we check out the life of the man who inspired Sylvester Stallone to write the Rocky character. He came from the streets, liking a barroom brawl even more than a fight in the ring. In boxing, he was known mainly for two things, being the bloodiest fighter, maybe in boxing history, and getting a shot, out of nowhere, to fight Muhammad Ali, for the heavyweight championship of the world! Just like Rocky! He spends the rest of his life selling liquor, legally, and for a little while, selling cocaine, illegally. A federal investigation brings an end to that, but years later, he's in hot water, again, this time for being involved with memorabilia counterfeiting!! The crazy never stops with this guy! Be tapped, out of the blue, to fight for the heavyweight title, become the inspiration for the Rocky franchise, and love to fight, any time, any place with Chuck "The Bayonne Bleeder" Wepner!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#304 - The Drunken Eagle - The Impulsiveness of Ed Belfour

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 164:34

This week, we head under the mask, with a hockey goalie, who is a perfectionist, a hall of famer, and a huge drunk, who causes problems at hotels, and seems very willing to fight police officers. He was a hero, wherever he played, and that seems to be part of the problem, because even judges would tell him what a hero he was, while they were sentencing him. He persevered, though. And his latest arrest was caught on video, and it's as embarrassing as it gets! All of this, while owning a company that makes whiskey! What a mess!Work your way into being a hall of famer, sharpen your own skates, and get into "a fighting stance", if any authorities tell you to leave!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#303 - If Michael Jordan Was Crazy... - The Transcendentness of Diego Maradona

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 177:14

This week, we look at a man who was once the most famous human being, on the planet Earth. He was a hero of his country, and many others, as well. Given godlike status by fans, all over the world, his soccer prowess was unmatched, but so was his ego, and passion for partying. Cocaine, ladies of the night, and plenty of mafioso friends led him down a path of excess that got him in trouble with police, on multiple continents, and destroyed his health. His legend is enormous, his list of mistakes is just as impressive!!Come from nowhere to be the greatest soccer player that exists, be rich & famous beyond dreams, as a teenager, and throw it all away, with no concern for health, or legacy with Diego Maradona!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#302 - Meaner Than His Dogs - The Rabidness of Ray McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 178:31

This week, we check in with a man who came from an athletic family, and followed in his father's footsteps, by going to dad's alma mater. All seemed set for a great career, and a good relationship with the community. The football didn't pan out quite like he thought, but the off the field violence does. Terrifying accounts of a very large, very drunk, very angry man, with a propensity for violence. The video of one of these incidents became widely available, and is quite disturbing, but he doesn't stop there... More violence, an alleged sexual attack, and even his dogs get into trouble. A complete mess!Follow in your dad's footsteps, get caught on video, being a scary, violent monster, and then get accused of even worse with Ray McDonald!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#301 - Smuggling, Scamming & Speeding - The Prosperousness of Vic Lee

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 150:26

This week, we race into disaster, with an Englishman, who went from managing a car dealership, to running his own champion race team. But racing is an expensive sport to maintain, he found that out, first hand. His solution? Smuggle huge amounts of cocaine, in your car parts, while returning from other countries. Just when you thought he learned his lesson, he is busted, in a sleazy way, a trunk full of coke, in a Holiday Inn parking lot! None of this keeps him from landing, and keeping, a prestigious job, and trying to act like an upstanding person, to anyone who will listen! Also, another update on Tammy "Sunny" Sytch, and our opinion on Mike Tyson's plane punching!!Dream of speed, and form your own racing team, smuggle coke from Holland to fund it, and never learn your lesson with Vic Lee! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

#300 - Kill Me Twice, Shame On Me - The Recurrentness of Ron Lyle

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 158:48

This week, we tell one of the most incredible stories, in history. Not just sports. He grew up with 18 brothers & sisters, in a good family, but he took to the streets, being convicted of murder, before any thought of a sports career took place. His rise from teenaged murderer, to fighting Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title is remarkable. But not as remarkable as the fact that he wasn't done getting arrested. Fights with his wives, resulting in gunplay, and falls from second story windows, and even another murder charge! It' shard to believe, but it's all real!Be convicted of murder, before your 21st birthday, somehow rise to the top of your sport, then try your hardest to end up right back in prison with Ron Lyle!! Check us out, every Tuesday! We will continue to bring you the biggest idiots in sports history!! Hosted by James Pietragallo & Jimmie Whisman Donate at... patreon.com/crimeinsports or with paypal.com using our email: crimeinsports@gmail.com Get all the CIS & STM merch at crimeinsports.threadless.com Go to shutupandgivememurder.com for all things CIS & STM!! Contact us on... twitter.com/crimeinsports crimeinsports@gmail.com facebook.com/Crimeinsports instagram.com/smalltownmurderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.