Everyone Is Included No Is Excluded
February 13, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
With the most exciting season in NFL history now a distant memory, the focus now shifts to Free Agency and the NFL combine. As most teams look to revamp their rosters while resolving some major personnel decisions, they must now ponder the fate of Mizzou Tigers DE Michael Sam, who's recent proclamation to pro football that he's an openly gay man, and how to effectively offset any potential distractions that could follow. We will hear from Alvin McKinely, former Defensive Coordinator for MESA Community College, Cleveland Brown's & Mississippi State Univ standout, as he discusses what Sam's new revelations means for the NFL and his playing future. Players face many challenges and one that remains a constant is the potential for having a concussion. Financial journalist and wellness author of Take Control of Your Health, Craig Brockie joins the program to share some effective solutions that challenge the status quo and may help you overcome chronic pain and illness as he has himself . He will also provide some insight on ways to combat concussions, something that's become a hot button topic in most major sports. Antonio Freeman former Wide Receiver for the Green Bay Packers will stop by to discuss how concussions have had an impact on his career on the field as well as weighing in on other pressing topics, including expectations for Green Bay in 2014.
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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.