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Nerds in Sports Podcast: Previewing Game of Thrones Season 7

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Nerds in Sports Podcast: Previewing Game of Thrones Season 7

On the premiere of the Nerds in Sports Podcast, io9.com's Beth Elderkin joins Kevin Anderson, Michael Piff, Patrick Giblin, Matt Ellis and Eric Strobel to preview Season 7 of Game of Thrones. 

This is a show so big that we needed six people to do it. The panel takes on the main storylines heading into the season, including bold predictions for the main characters' fates. 

Piff also debuts his GoT Power Rankings while the crew tackles which Starks are not likely to make it past episode 7 and the importance of Tyrion's heritage. 

Everything you need to know about GoT is here. We are Nerds in Sports. Listen below: 

Nerds in Sports Podcast: Best TV Shows & Movies of Summer, 2017 Emmys Picks

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Nerds in Sports Podcast: Best TV Shows & Movies of Summer, 2017 Emmys Picks

Michael Piff, Kevin Anderson and ESPN 1000’s Ben Finfer call an official end to Summer with their favorite TV Shows and Movies from the past 3 months. Ozark, GLOW, Game of Thrones and many more make our list on the small screen, but take a listen to see if they name your favorites from the big screen.

Then the guys take a look at the major categories for Sunday’s Emmys. ‘Stranger Things’ vs. ‘The Crown’, ‘Atlanta vs. Veep’, Bob Odenkirk vs. Kevin Spacey’ and many more heavyweights get debated by the end of this episode. Tweet us your picks for each category at @NerdsInSports.

The summer camp that allows kids battling muscular dystrophy to simply be kids

The summer camp that allows kids battling muscular dystrophy to simply be kids

Mayo Clinic defines muscular dystrophy as "a group of diseases that cause profressigve weakness and loss of muscle mass." It's a genetic order, and one that robs the human body of even the most simple tasks that we take for granted: walking, talking, swallowing and breathing.

But the disease can not override the spirit and determination of those affected by it. And it's why since 1950 the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been working to save children and adults alike who suffer from these life-threatening illnesses.

The ultimate goal has been and will remain the same: discovering a cure for all.

The Timber Point Outdoor Centre, located 125 miles south of downtown Chicago, has become a safe haven to some of the local children suffering from muscular dystrophy. For one special week each summer they aren't limited compared to their peers, and they aren't any different. Nearly 75 kids aged 8 to 17 get together to smile, laugh, and play, the simple things in life all children should be afforded.

The unique opportunity to be around other kids affected by this ugly disease makes this the highlight of the year for manyn. From horseback riding to archery, from water-balloon target practice (on counselors) to laser tag, there's something for everyone and more than enough smiles to go around.

There's a counselor for every camper that makes "Christmas in June" the experience of a lifetime.

"Kids come to a camp like this, and this is the biggest deal for their year, the best week of the year the kids say," said Jim Cristman, VP/GM of CITGO, MDA's largest corporate sponsor. "They can't imagine anything like this. So how can we not give them a camp?"

MDA lost its most prominent spokesperson this summer when Jerry Lewis passed away. Lewis headed the The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for more than five decades.

And since the MDA Summer Camp is free to all families, donations are vital to its continuation. To find out more about the camp, the disease and how you can donate to contribute toward a cure, check out their website.

You can also follow MDA on Twitter, at @MDANews and @MDAChicago_NIL.