Lights, Camera, Action
February 20, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
February could be considered the main life blood for most major sports franchises as many hope to reverse their early fortunes by hitting the reset button as spring training is in full swing for the MLB, the NFL braces for another shocking off-season and the 2nd half of the NBA season looks to pick up steam as some teams make push for an NBA Championship. We will get an up close and personal look inside what really goes on behind the curtain of an NFL war room from someone who has lived it. Today's guest has over 16 years of NFL front office management experience and has seen his fair share of NFL Combines. Ted Sundquist joins the program to discuss what it takes to put a championship team on the field and the challenges associated with the evaluation process as it pertains to NFL prospects. Also, we will hear how he would approach the current off season moves for the Denver Broncos. We now live in an era where everyone has a smart phone, many capture selfies, some even hope that will propel them into Reality Television super stardom. Media sensationalism isn't required for the production team of Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett-Lir as this talented Writing/Directing duo focus on art & their many credits reflect that. With clients including P.Diddy, Adidas, Atlantic records and many more, this couple has mastered juggling work and thriving relationship. We will find out how they make it all work and how they were able to discover young talent such as Lea Michelle ( Glee, New Year's Eve ) and Matt Bennett (Victorious, Bridesmaids). All bets are off and you can forget about any social veneer, as another energy packed Real Talk segment gets you ready for the weekend. This and much more on Secondary Perspective.
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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.