If I Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
January 16, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
What started out as a season filled with optimism has now become a crash course in reality for most in the NFL. Those that remain have yet but to answer the bell one more time before they reach that ever sought after Holy Grail of professional sports,The Super Bowl. This hollow ground is where one proves that they are fit to be in the presence of NFL royalty, as they take a seat at table along side of the Football Gods. The dye has yet to be cast but the faith of so many rest upon the execution of so few. In what has been deemed a Passing League, once again will be forced to take a back seat to a punishing and unforgiving rushing attack that chews up yards, while grinding down some of the stingiest defenses the NFL has to offer. Join us today as we welcome former University of Georgia All-America RB and 1993 1st-round pick of the Phoenix Cardinals & 49ers, Garrison Hearst to the show. We will find out why the city by the bay continues to be successful year after year and what he thinks are the keys to ensuring another NFC Divisional Title for Niners. You will hear in his words what the ending credits might have read for 49ers in 1999, if not for the unfortunate play that ended his record breaking campaign and Niners Super Bowl hopes. Also hear what he thinks about the Bulldogs dynamic duo RBs ("Gurshel") Todd Gurley & Keith Marshall and the state of UGA football under coach Mark Richt. Find out what marquee QBs could end up taking that season ending walk of shame, as he sails into the off season to ponder the thought,"What more could I have done". This and another noteworthy stories & headlines as the field is narrowed to two, in what will surely be the most watched Divisional match ups in league history.
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Our show will cater to both avid fans and newbies by providing insightful storytelling based on personal experiences, game break downs and what really happens when the bright lights and crowds are all gone. Today’s fans are searching for expert commentary that’s objective, entertaining, witty, truthful and real. In today’s world, you won’t be able to please everyone, but honesty continues to be an undeniable attribute we can all agree upon. The ability to drive water cooler debates, leave audiences hanging on your every word and using insight to generate outside conversations, is what I plan to accomplish. The show will have guests from all walks of life giving their opinions and expertise on breaking news and top headlines. This is sure to be a show that you will want to tune in to see what happens next.
Growing up in the inner city of Miami has presented me with many obstacles to overcome. No matter how bleak things might have looked or what odds might have been stacked against me, I never stop fighting for what I want. I went from a college walk-on at Morris Brown College to a scholarship student-athlete at Georgia Tech. It was imperative for me to display my athletic abilities on a larger platform. This mindset has pushed me to chase my dream over 3 continents by way of the CFL, NFL Europe and finally the NFL. I took that same approach to my education when I gave up a $50,000 work-out bonus to return to Georgia Tech and earn my undergraduate degree in Business. I was presented with an award from the NFL because of my scholastic achievements. As an undrafted player in the NFL I’ve seen my fair share of highs and lows in my 10 year career. The knowledge gained on and off the field has led to my continued work as a Sports Analyst. I can recreate the passion I had on the field as an analyst to help undrafted players find success in the NFL. Maintaining the proper attitude with perseverance has allowed me to continue my pursuit for perfection as I embark on what is sure to be a great 2nd career.
I continue to use my celebrity to bring awareness to outside causes and community organizations. This allows me to mentor future leaders of tomorrow, aspiring athletes and help troubled youth. Nothing is better than knowing that you’ve had a major impact on someone else’s life.