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Featured on episode #8 of the Certified Podcast is a woman of many titles... Owner of KimConnects.com, Co-Host of the Game on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, TX, but the most important title she holds is wife and mother. Kimberly Alexander is the wife of late NFL player, Elijah Alexander who unfortunately passed away in March of 2010 of Multiple Myeloma cancer and the complications from that deadly disease. Ever since then, this amazing woman has picked up the fight and continued to raise awareness, do events, charities and just overall do anything in her power to hopefully bring an end to this terrible cancer and other blood based cancers as well.

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Do you feel that? No, that is not an earthquake in the traditional sense but the proverbial nature of the shaking is rocking the NFL and it's owners to it's core. Maybe this Christmas the National Football League and it's commissioner Roger Goodell can send Ray Rice a thank you note full of coal, because it was his incident on February 15th of this year the started the rumbling that has turned the NFL on it's side and put everyone on notice.

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The question that will surround Michael Sam for the rest of his eternity and most definitely his NFL career is that if he wasn't publicly gay would he even be on an NFL roster? Is it fair? Yes. Why? Because he made it a public topic. When Sam publicly announced before the NFL draft that the current Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC is gay and proud of that, he made it a topic. The NFL was put in a corner. Do they draft him even though he might not be NFL material or do they pass on him and face the brutal public ridicule that would come with the media and numerous LBGT organizations boycotting their product.

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From impoverished beginnings as the son of a single 15 year old mother, Allen Iverson began his journey through this life as statistic and made himself the exception. His triumph was not just becoming an 11 time NBA All-Star or even winning the prestigious NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2001. No, his triumph was just making it out of his Hampton Roads, Virginia home alive and out of prison. Iverson embodied the American dream for many around him and his heart and loyalty never left anyone behind. His triumph and downfall was his passion, and it was his passion that led an entire generation to not only idolize the undersized underdog personality of his but at the end of the day show Allen Iverson the most cherished gift this world can give... Respect.

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When a young Mariano Rivera was growing up in a fishing town in Panama, little did he know the fishing nets that him and his friends knotted together to make a ball and branches they used as bats would lead to 602 career saves and a first ballot ticket to Cooperstown. In fact, not even the New York Yankees knew he could have envisioned him having the career he had when he was just a fill-in for Jimmy Key in his debut against the Angels as a... starter?