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Sports 101 is hosted by Eric Pedigo and Mark Gram Sunday mornings 9am - 11am on Sports Radio 1450.  It's a discussion-based sports talk show that spans any and all sports.  Eric and Mark offer up their opinions, ideas, and observations on all of sports' most intriquing topics.  Whether you love it or hate it, agree or disagree, Eric and Mark love to get your take. 

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Mark Gram
Springfield, Illinois
High School: Quincy High School
Loves: Illinois sports, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, reading, and politics

Eric Pedigo
Birthplace: Chatham, Illinois
High School: Glenwood High School
Eric is a Chatham native and Glenwood graduate.  He and his wife Amanda live in Glenarm with their three children.  Eric started hosting a sports talk radio show on the internet in 2005. In 2008, he began co-hosting Fantasy Football 101 with Adam Stark, Mark Gram, and Nicorelli. Eric can be heard every Sunday morning from 9-11am on Sports Radio 1450.

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The disgusting Penn St affair -

As most everyone knows by now the Freeh report on the investigation into Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual molestation case is out. What is revealed in the report is that at least 15 years of dispicable behavior by a monster against young children was allowed.

I could go on but I think it better if you read Dan Wetzel's piece, which also has a link to the 200-page plus report.

One more thing, those of you that said there was no way that Joe Paterno was involved with this and still idolized the can stop now. Please.

- The MLB All-Star Game was great to watch...right up until the first pitch. From there on, my interest waned. Too many players on the rosters, starters only playing an inning or two (not including Rafael Furcal), and pitchers being taken out and brought in so fast I developed a headache. Put the rosters at 30 players and if a team doesn't have a player worthy of being on a roster, so be it.

- Steve Nash to the Lakers eh? Should take a considerable amount of strain off of Kobe. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis now members of the Miami Heat. The rich only get richer. And if the cry-baby in Orlando finally gets traded, the 2012-2013 NBA season will be very interesting.

As we continue to get closer to NFL camps opening up, I give you a couple of fantasy football sleepers to consider.

Robert Meachem - Meachem always seemed to get lost in the merry-go-round of receivers during his time in New Orleans. Blessed with good athletic ability, I see Meachem stepping right into the spot left by Vincent Jackson. With a QB who loves to throw (Philip Rivers), and Antonio Gates only about 80% of what he was 2-3 years ago, Meachem should get plenty of work.

Josh Freeman - I was on Freeman's bandwagon last year and paid the price. After a poor season last year, I'm going to stick with Freeman this year as well. The additions of WR Vincent Jackson and TE Dallas Clark give Freeman 2 quality players to throw to...not to mention returning WR, Mike Williams. Good things on the horizon in Tampa.

That's all for now.


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