August 19, 2011
Hosted by Darnell Autry
This first show will feature Tempe High School Head Football Tim McBurney. Tim has been a high school football coach and teacher for over 30 years in the city of Tempe. He’s won one state championship, numerous playoff games, and mentor 100s of High School student-athletes including myself. We will be discussing his background, teaching and coaching experience, and the current state of HS football in the state of Arizona. We will also be covering topics about youth football, the state of mind of the high school athlete in the new facebook era, and the various concerns of parenting student athletes in this environment. It is my intent to weave in my background, “the good old days”, and some of the life lessons that Ex-Coach Mac, youth football, and growing up in Arizona has taught me. We will also touch on high school recruiting and various aspects of college recruiting. I will close the show with thank yous to the various influential coaches, teammates, friends and family.
Outside the Spotlight
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This show will explore the lives of entertainers (Athletes, Musicians, Artists, and Celebrities) when they are not performing on their respective stages. These entertainers will share with you their hobbies, passions, charities, professional projects, and side businesses. Our focus on being the first show that hosts artists from all sectors of the entertainment industry in one show from football players with musicians, to hockey players with directors to name a few. We will address various topics that interest not just the avid sports fan but fans of human stories. We will discuss topics that uncover life lessons, secrets, and the “best practices” that led our guests down their paths of success. Lastly, we will discuss topics that address concerns that you may have about your favorite athletes, sports, artists, and entertainment medians.
Darnell Autry is a former American football player, who played college football at Northwestern University and professionally with the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. Autry was a Heisman trophy finalist his sophomore year, Sports Illustrated cover star, and received All American honors both sophomore and junior years. Darnell helped lead the Northwestern Wildcats to two Big Ten Titles, a Rose Bowl berth, and the Citrus Bowl. Autry elected to leave college his junior year and was an NFL draft pick by the Chicago Bears. He spent his first season with the Bears before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. Months later, Autry left the NFL to pursue his passion for the entertainment business. After struggling for almost a year Autry returned to the NFL. He missed almost two full seasons before earning a spot back on the Philadelphia roster. That season, Autry contributed to a team that lost in the first round of the NFC playoffs. After being cut for a second time, Darnell decided to go back to Los Angeles and pursue his acting career and appeared in several episodes of The WB’s “What I like about You,” as well as “The District,” and a national commercial for “Tylenol 8 Hour.” After two years, Autry returned to Northwestern University and graduated with a double major in theater and communication. This show, Outside the Spotlight, discusses the passions and hobbies of athletes, entertainers, and artists when they aren’t “in the spotlight.”