God’s Among Men

December 10, 2009
Hosted by Dave Duerson

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Greek Gods have held the fascination and interest of people for centuries, due to their larger than life strengths and foresight. In America and the world athletes hold the same fascination. Although they may not be able to hold the world on their shoulders, they take to their perspective fields every game, and give all they have with their blood, sweat, and tears. This week we will speak with Emery Moorehead, Super Bowl XX Champion, about his life on the field, off the field, and after football. You could even say his son Aaron Moorehead and himself are today’s real life Zeus and Hercules, as they are the only father – son duo to both become Super Bowl Champions. Although great success can be achieved in the realm of professional sports, often times we forget about the difficulties associated with marriage, and parenting, while playing professional sports. Over 80% of NFL Marriages end in Divorce and it grows to 90%, if you were All-Pro! What are the challenges associated with living "In the Glass House?"

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“Success Ends Where Satisfaction Begins, So NEVER BE SATISFIED!”

The show will focus upon the NFL and the game, but will dig deeper into what happens in the locker room, in the mind of the player, when they are away from the field, and after the game ends…what’s next? This will not be football 101!

We’ll do in-depth interviews with current players and past greats, and “where are they now” segments, focus upon discussions on “the hot topics” within “the game” at the moment, and we’ll take your live questions. We will not shy away from the tough questions!

We’ll also focus upon positive messages to kids and parents to never be satisfied!

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Dave Duerson

Dave Duerson

Dave Duerson passed away February 17, 2011. His archives will remain on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

Dave Duerson is CEO of DD Favor, a management consulting firm specializing in implementing new business and turnaround strategies for manufacturing operations. Prior to DD Favor, he was CEO of Duerson Foods, a meat production facility located in Wisconsin.

His first business venture was Fair Oaks Farms, which provided breakfast sausages to 1/3 of McDonald’s franchisees worldwide. 2002 revenues exceeded $63.5M. Duerson Foods went from a startup to $22.5M in 6 years.

David spent 11 seasons in The NFL, 7 with the Chicago Bears, winning Super Bowl XX. 1 in New York with the Giants, winning Super Bowl XXV, and 3 with the Phoenix Cardinals. He was voted All-Pro 4 times, 1986-1989 & named to 5 consecutive Pro Bowls; voted the 1987 NFL Man of the Year; and awarded the 1988 NFLPA Humanitarian of the Year. He is in the Indiana and Chicago Sports Hall of Fames, and has been nominated for inclusion into the NFL Hall of Fame.

David is the recipient of numerous distinguished honors. He received The Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash, and The Kentucky Colonel, the highest civilian honor in both states. He currently serves on the NFL Player Benefits Board of Trustees.

David is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BA in economics, and was a two-time Football All-American, Captain, MVP and Man of the Year. He also graduated Hamburger University of the McDonald's Corporation, and the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program (OPM).

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