How The West Was Won
February 6, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The NFL continues to be the beacon for all other professional sports, with the game's popularity and ratings being higher than any previous years with no slow down in sight. That dominance proved to be very apparent with 111.5 million viewers who tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks wage war on the gridiron for Football supremacy, making Super Bowl XLVIII the most watched event in American televised history. Never being to short on hype, this game featured the leagues top rated offense versus the leagues top rated defense and the Seahawks defense did not disappoint. On today's show we will breakdown some of the big games decisive plays and provide insight on what you did not see. We will also be joined by three time Super Bowl veteran & member of the Denver Broncos sensational Wide Receiver trio "The 3 Amigos" Mark Jackson, to get his thoughts on the Super Bowl and Broncos free agency. Former Minnesota Viking and Florida Gator standout Ben Hanks will discuss why Miami's Booker T Washington HS continues to be a front runner to win state title every year and he will weigh in on the debate of whether college athletes should be paid.
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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.