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Elliott and David talk NCAA and NBA hoops with pro basketball Hall of Famers Jack Twyman and Frank Ramsey. They also talk about the career and life-changing injury of their teammate and friend Maurice Stokes. Plus- former Fox/Chicago chief meteorologist Amy Freeze checks in to talk Cubs, Sox, and Chicago Fire Soccer!
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Sports & Torts: Meteorologist Amy Freeze
Former Fox/Chicago TV chief meteorologist Amy Freeze is a sports junkie. She talks about her love of soccer and the Chicago Fire, along with the Cubs, Sox and Bears!
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Sports & Torts: Frank Ramsey and Jack Twyman
Pro basketball Hall of Famers Frank Ramsey and Jack Twyman talk about their stellar careers. Jack remembers his teammate Maurice Stokes, who was permanently disabled in a game. Jack took legal custody of Maurice and helped his friend for the rest of his life.
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Amy Freeze
Amy Freeze was the chief meteorologist for Fox owned-and-operated station WFLD in Chicago from 2007–2011. She presented the weather during the station's 9 p.m newscasts. Freeze was one of the first 20 women in the world to receive certification from the American Meteorological Society as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. She also has National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society Seals of Approval. She is a three-time National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award winner. Before joining WFLD, she worked for NBC's WCAU in Philadelphia.

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Frank Ramsey
Ramsey played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. As a sophomore in 1951 he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Championship with a 68-58 victory over Kansas State. In the fall of 1952, a point-shaving scandal involving three Kentucky players (one of whom was a teammate of Ramsey on Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA champions) over a four-year period forced Kentucky to forfeit its upcoming season, Ramsey’s senior year. The suspension of the season made Kentucky's basketball team, in effect, the first college sports team to get the "death penalty." Had the NCAA allowed Kentucky to play, the Wildcats, led by Ramsey and another future NBA star, Cliff Hagan, would likely have won their fourth NCAA title in six seasons. Ramsey graduated from Kentucky in 1953 and, as a result, became eligible for the NBA Draft. After being selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round, Ramsey stayed at Kentucky for one more season and led the Wildcats to a perfect 25-0 record in 1954. Had the Wildcats not declined an NCAA bid, that team, once again led by Ramsey and Hagan, probably would also have won a championship; they finished the regular season ranked #1 by the Associated Press. At that time NCAA rules prohibited graduate students from participating in post-season play; Ramsey, Hagan and a third starter, Lou Tsioropoulos, were graduate students and ineligible for post-season play. Although Kentucky was offered an NCAA bid, the rules prohibited the three players from participating and Kentucky chose to decline the invitation rather than risk its perfect record. Upon completion of his college career, Ramsey scored 1344 points, which at the time ranked him fourth in the school's history, and grabbed 1038 rebounds, a school record later surpassed by one of his future Kentucky Colonel players, Dan Issel. A 6-3 guard, the "Kentucky Colonel" played nine seasons in the NBA, all with the Celtics...He revolutionized basketball by becoming the Celtics original "Sixth Man.” .He helped lead the Green and White to seven NBA world championship titles in 1956-57 and from 1958-59 through 1963-64. He also led the Celtics in games played in 1958-59 and in 1960-61, and led the team in Free Throws Made in 1957-58. Frank Ramsey was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982 as a player.

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Jack Twyman
A 6' 6" forward from the University of Cincinnati, he spent eleven seasons (1955-1966) in the NBA as a member of the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals franchise (now the Sacramento Kings). Along with Wilt Chamberlain, Twyman became the first NBA player to average more than 30 points per game in a single season when he averaged 31.2 points per game during the 1959-60 season. He scored 15,840 points in his career, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team in both 1960 and 1962, and he appeared in six NBA All-Star Games. Twyman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983. wyman was also known for his humanitarian efforts. He became the legal guardian of his teammate Maurice Stokes, who was paralyzed due to the aftereffects of a head injury suffered during the final game of the 1958 regular season, to help with medical finances. Twyman also organized the NBA's Maurice Stokes Memorial Basketball game, held at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York, to raise funds for needy former players from the game's early years - first to raise funds for Stokes's care and after his death, for other players. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Twyman served as analyst for The NBA on ABC, working alongside Chris Schenkel, including the NBA Finals.

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