Hopes, Wishes, Prayers, Ambitions
March 4, 2010
Hosted by Dave Duerson
College football is one of the most exciting organized sports that young men participate in. Each year those that have achieved the best statistics, records,and overall performance leave school in the hopes of being drafted into the beloved National Football League. The NFL has invited these young men to their yearly Combine to prove themselves worthy through every test, challenge, and course to show that they have what it takes to cut it in the NFL. Since 1967 The NFL has hosted an annual 7 round draft determining the lives of hundreds of athletes. Some will go in the first round, being guaranteed big paychecks, endorsement deals, a complete 180 to the life they’ve always known. While others will barely make the cut and have to continue to prove themselves and not make it past that first year. The NFL collectively spends 100s of millions of dollars finding the best players for each team to provide us with the continued excitement we tune in each Sunday to watch. But do we as fans really understand what it takes for those hopes, wishes, ambitions, and prayers to come to pass.
Double Time with Double D
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Sports Channel
“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!
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).