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About Sports Matters

NBC Sports' Rob Simmelkjaer talks all things sports in Sports Matters, one of MSNBC's online-only shows.  Rob takes a look at the culture, the game, and the business of sports from all points of view – from the field to the grandstands.  Catch up on past episodes here, or watch the latest episode live on Mondays at 11 a.m. ET, at msnbc.com/shift.

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Inside Air Racing, world’s fastest motor...

Inside Air Racing, world’s fastest motor sport

10/26/15 12:56PM

Swedish American pilot Thom Richard races a 3M1C1R aircraft at over 200 mph in the F1 category of the 2015 Reno National Air Races, the world's fastest motor sporting event. Over 2,500 volunteers serve in capacities ranging from course safety and security to air traffic control and race timing/scoring. watch

Team onside kicks for the win

Team onside kicks for the win

10/21/15 12:02PM

Pulaski Academy Bruins’ head football coach Kevin Kelley has won 4 state championships perfecting the science of onside kicking, every time. It’s the latest example of passion within “the boundaries of competition” and rogue thinking taken seriously.   watch

Intimidating All Blacks Haka allows 360° VR

Intimidating All Blacks Haka allows 360° VR

10/19/15 04:44PM

AIG Global Head of Sponsorship Daniel Glantz show us breakthrough Virtual Reality (VR) innovation involving New Zealand rugby team’s traditional ancestral war cry, the Haka.  VR also has uses in the insurance industry? Find out how. watch

“Peyton would have won more with Belichick”

“Peyton would have won more with Belichick”

10/19/15 04:21PM

Gary Myers, author of the newly released book ‘Brady vs Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL’ justifies big statements like Peyton’s would-be success with NFL Coach Bill Belichick and why quarterback Tom Brady is the best there ever was. watch

PA Rep. Dunbar fears DOJ shutdown of DFS

PA Rep. Dunbar fears DOJ shutdown of DFS

10/19/15 04:10PM

As an online fantasy sports player himself, PA State Rep. George Dunbar says the industry’s loophole in the UIGEA is ‘shaky’ and fears a complete government shutdown similar to online poker. He proposes a bill that moves DFS underneath the ‘gaming’ umbrella of the state’s 12 casinos.   watch

NFL’s Geoff Schwartz talks religion, MRSA

NFL’s Geoff Schwartz talks religion, MRSA

10/13/15 02:09PM

New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz discusses being one of the few Jewish players in the NFL plus the recent news of MRSA in the Giants locker room. In his eighth NFL season, Geoff describes what it’s been like to play against his brother, Browns’ offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz. watch

Cary, NC rocked by FIFA Corruption

Cary, NC rocked by FIFA Corruption

09/14/15 03:02PM

The Carolina RailHawks, competing in NASL, want ‘Traffic Out’ as the sports marketing ownership has pled guilty to multiple corruption charges and is currently selling the team. watch

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