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603 - Sports: The Five Guys Conspiracy

Episode Link

Bobby Riggs threw “The Battle of the Sexes”  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Sexes_(tennis)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYB4jsbgDVI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Marcello

2002 WCF
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-nbas-greatest-ugliest-series
http://www.espn.com/nba/news/story?id=3436401
https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/SAC/2002.html
https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/2002.html
http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2014/04/28/did_nba_really_fix_its_playoff_games_97937-2.html

Michael Jordan gambling/Flu Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_NBA_Finals#Game_5:_The_Flu_Game
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1516339-jalen-rose-claims-that-michael-jordans-flu-game-was-actually-a-hangover-game
http://ballislife.com/michael-jordans-the-flu-game-aka-the-hangover-game-aka-the-poisoned-by-pizza-game/
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1608036-michael-jordans-trainer-says-mjs-famous-flu-game-was-result-of-poisoning
https://www.bardown.com/flu-hangover-food-poising-the-real-story-behind-the-jordan-flu-game-1.780692

Cal Ripken Jr streak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Ripken_Jr.
https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-costner-of-love/

E-Sports Deaths
https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/12-bizarre-deaths-that-video-games-caused/
http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/cvg/death.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_addiction#Deaths
https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/05/12-bizarre-deaths-that-video-games-caused/berzerk

Starcraft is the official sport of South Korea
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/939643-starcraft-ii-wings-of-liberty/56438533
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-35047733/video-gaming-south-korea-s-new-national-sport