Commentary of the turbulent NFL season from Chidi Ahanotu and Anthony Crescenzo.
November 5, 2010
Hosted by Tony Bouie
Ahanotu was born in Modesto, California.. He was originally selected with the fifth pick of the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of California; he spent the first 8 years of his career with the Buccaneers. He then played for one year at the St. Louis Rams,Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins before returning to the Bucs for one final year. He is currently ranked 5th all time in quarterback sacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history with 34.5 Sacks. He had 46.5 total Sacks in his 12 year NFL career. Chidi Ahanotu was also named to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List coming in ranked #46th on this list. Of all the Left Defensive Ends to ever play for the Buccaneers, Chidi Ahanotu is ranked the best ever for the Buccaneers according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List.
End of the Bench
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Miracles happen at the “End of the Bench”. As a backup in the NFL and a special teams star, Tony will bring insight from a perspective of a behind the scenes player. Listening to personalities, talking to people from all walks of life, demonstrating a depth of knowledge in sports, business and politics that will intrigue our listeners is what you will hear at the End of the Bench”.
End of the Bench listeners will enjoy varied guests who give their take on the world of sport, business, politics and life. It’s celebrities and everyday people, talking about the today’s events that give them refuge from life’s mundane moments. Grab your water bottle and scoot down to the End of the Bench. The End of the Bench is where it all comes into focus and miracles happen.
Tony has a very diverse background. He has played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL for four years, sat on the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society board of directors, won grants, started several successful businesses, owns 8 U.S. and international patents, been a FBS college football coach and founded the BAMfam Group, which is a part of the first ever social commerce company. He has also been an owner/operator in the convenience store industry and managed a $30+ million business unit for Circle K, the second largest convenience store operator in North America.
Tony has an extensive background in education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona (1994), a Masters of Arts in Literacy and Education from the University of Arizona (1997), a Masters of Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (2005) and a Masters of Science from the University of Akron (2011).
Tony has served on the University of Arizona National Alumni Board of Directors and is the past Vice President of the University of Arizona Maricopa County Black Alumni Association.
Tony is politically active in the Arizona politics. He ran for state office in 2008 and 2010.
He was also inducted into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. Tony is a cancer survivor with a wife and four young children.