Lights, Camera, Action

February 20, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson

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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.

Nick Ferguson’s 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.

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Nick Ferguson

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.

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Roberta Anding

Roberta Anding, MS,RD/LD,CSSD,CDE is the director of sports nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital. She is the sports dietitian for the Houston Astros and the Rice University Owls. Roberta is the chair of the Council on Professional Development Roberta is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and is board certified in sports nutrition (CSSD). Roberta received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Louisiana State University in dietetics and nutrition. She is currently the Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children’s Hospital providing nutritional guidance for athletes and adolescents with eating disorders or other complex medical nutritional concerns. In addition to her work at TCH, she is a dietitian the Houston Ballet. View Guest page

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Andre 'Dre' Bly

Bly, graduated from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, where he was an all-state high school football player as well as a decorated baseball player for Western Branch Bruins. Bly attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where as a redshirt freshman at UNC, he led the nation with 11 interceptions. Bly left his a lasting mark on collegiate sports by setting the ACC record for career interceptions (20), which was later broken by Alphonso Smith of Wake Forest. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Bly was drafted in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Rams where he played four years of his 11 years. While with the Rams, Bly received a Super Bowl ring for Super Bowl XXXIV, and appeared two years later in Super Bowl XXXVI, when the Rams lost to the New England Patriots. View Guest page

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Deion Branch

Branch was named an All-Conference USA first-team wide receiver as a member of the Louisville Cardinals under then Head Coach John L Smith. Branch continued to increase his draft stock in his senior season, recording a conference -best 1,188 yards and 10 punts for 112 yards to showcase his versatility. That hard work was rewarded when Branch was selected in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. In the Patriots offense Branch helped Tom Brady flourished, with three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl wins in ( XXXVII, XXXIX ) from Albany,Georgia made his impact felt early by becoming the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX. Deion continues to be a pillar of society and gives back to his community through the Deion Branch Foundation. A foundation that offers support for children's mental, physical and emotional well-being by assisting programs and initiatives. @deionbranch84 View Guest page

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Andy Burrell

Andy Burrell is a former special teams standout and safety from TCU who earned top honors as Horned Frogs defensive scout team Most Valuable Player 2005. Andy now covers sports for South West Florida's #1 station NBC2, where he reports on local the sports scene that includes the Florida Gators, Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes. Andy has swiftly established himself as a prime time player in the sports broadcasting industry and his steady climb can be attributed to the hard working attitude he learned from his parents Craig and Charlotte Burrell.

@AndyBReal View Guest page

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Byron Chamberlain

Byron Chamberlain was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but later honed his skills in football, baseball and track in San Diego, Ca. Chamberlain collegiate career began at the University of Missouri, where as a freshman he made All-Big Eight Conference as a Wide Reciever. He later transferred to Wayne State College, a Division II College in Nebraska, where he continued his dominance by racking up 161 catches for 1,194 yards and 14 touchdowns, becoming the school's all-time leading reciever. Bryon's talents lead him to the NFL where he was drafted in the 7th round by the Denver Broncos. He helped the Broncos win back to back Super Bowl Championships ( Super Bowls XXXII & XXXIII). Carving out a fine career for himself, Chamberlain as had stints with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, where he earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. This Missouri Tiger Alum bleeds black & yellow and never passes up on an opportunity to let it be known.

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Tashard Choice

Choice played college football at Georgia Tech. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He finished his Cowboys career with 250 rushing attempts for 1,139 yards (4.6-yard average). Choice has danced the NFL two step and spent time with Washington, Colts and Bills. Choice began his collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma but transferred to Georgia Tech in 2005. In 2004, Choice served as a backup to true freshman Adrian Peterson. At the end of the season, his mother fell ill and Choice applied for a medical hardship to return home and play for Georgia Tech. Choice led the Yellow Jacket rushing attack in 2006, becoming the first Yellow Jacket to rush for 1,000 yards since P. J. Daniels in 2003. Choice along with All-American Calvin Johnson and senior quarterback Reggie Ball took Tech to the Atlantic Coast Conference Title Game as the Coastal Division Champions. View Guest page

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Maurice Clarett

While only in his freshman year at Ohio State University, Clarett helped lead the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2002. He rushed for 1,237 yards (a school record for a freshman) and scoring 18 touchdowns, which helped the Buckeyes to a 14-0 record and a 2002 BCS National Championship. Clarett scored the winning touchdown against the University of Miami with a five-yard run in the second overtime in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. He made a game saving defensive play to steal the ball from Hurricanes safety Sean Taylor, who was returning an interception from the end zone of a pass thrown by Craig Krenzel. His heads up play led to an Ohio State field goal, giving the Buckeyes a 10-point. Clarett was the first freshman to be the leading rusher on a national championship team since Ahman Green of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995. Clarett's decision to take on the NFL's draft eligibility rule which requires a player to be three years removed from high school once again launched him into the national spotlight. Clarett's career on & off the field would take a damaging turn for the worse putting his freedom in jeopardy. View Guest page

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Marco Coleman

Coleman honed his football skills at Patterson Cooperative High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he was an all-area linebacker. He amassed an impressive totaled 84 tackles, 31 sacks and three forced fumbles in his Senior season. Coleman accepted a scholarship to Georgia Tech where he flourished on the gridiron, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors after recording 67 tackles, 10 sacks, while only appearing in 11 his junior season. Despite having a career that spanned only three years with the Jackets, Coleman finished career as the all-time leader with a record 28 sacks. Coleman rewarded the Miami Dolphins who selected him in the first round (12th pick) of the 1992 NFL Draft, by being named the NFL Rookie of the Year. Coleman went on to enjoy a 14 year NFL career, that was capped off with a 1999 Pro Bowl selection. View Guest page

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Greg Cosell

Greg Cosell is the nephew of iconic broadcaster Howard Cosell and he's regarded as one of the best analysis in his profession. Greg unique perspective on the NFL has earned him high praise and several nominations for his work as a senior producer. Greg has assisted in the development in the careers of some of best talent in the industry. He's co-authored the book The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays. @gregcosell View Guest page

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Andre Davis

Davis was a standout WR at Virginia Tech, where he was a teammate of Michael Vick. He scored the first touchdown for the Hokies in the 2000 Sugar Bowl game against Florida State, despite falling 46-29. He was awarded the Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002. Andre Davis was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech. In addition to the Browns, Davis has also played for the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans in his career. On December 30, in the last game of the 2007 regular season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Davis scored two consecutive touchdowns on kickoff returns, the first for 97 yards and the second for 104. It was reported February 28, 2008, that the Texans had reached an agreement with Davis to stay on the team. He will receive $16 million over four years, with $8 million guaranteed. View Guest page

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Jonathan Dwyer

Jonathan Dwyer is a bruising running from Woodstock, Georgia who decided to remain in-state and play his collegiate ball in Atlanta at Georgia Tech. In 2007 Dwyer rushed for 436 yards on 82 attempts and nine touchdowns. He would later be named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. The 2008 season had some memorable moments with several 100 yard games, but none meant more than 60 yard scamper against in-state rival Georgia. Dwyer finished the game with 144 yards on the day against one of the SEC's top defensive units. Dwyer went on the claim ACC player of the year and a unanimous first-team honors. Dwyer would later go on to win other awards in his time at Georgia tech, displaying his dedication and toughness. That drive ultimately lead to a sixth round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After hitting a couple of bumps in the road, Dwyer has embarked on a new road to redemptions, as he seeks to reclaim his NFL career. View Guest page

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Beau Estes

Beau Estes is currently a Host/Columnist at Turner Sports in Atlanta, where his expert commentary and knowledge of the NBA game continually to pulls in new viewers weekly. Beau also contributes to and writes for Inside Carolina Magazine. View Guest page

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Jay Fiedler

Fiedler enjoyed successful collegiate career at Dartmouth College, where he set school records for touchdown passes (58), passing yards (6,684) and total offense (7,249 yards). Fiedler NFL career got off to a slow start as short stints with the Philadelphia Eagles (1994–95), Minnesota Vikings (1998), and Jacksonville Jaguars (1999) all but derailed his hopes of fulfilling his professional dreams. He would later finding a home work with the Miami Dolphins from 2000–04. In the the four season with the Dolphins, Fiedler helped to 10+ wins in three seasons, two of which were 11–5 seasons in 2000-01. Fiedler has an AFC East title, and two postseason appearances to his credit. Fiedler, was inducted into the National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, and operates The Sports Academy at Brookwood Camps and the Prime Time Sports Camps along with his brother Scott. View Guest page

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Antonio Freeman

Freeman played college football at Virginia Tech, where he caught 93 passes for 1,534 yards and 16 touchdowns in three seasons. He also returned 63 punts for 651 yards and another touchdown, and rushed for 37 yards. Freeman was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1995 NFL Draft. He went on to lead the Packers in receiving in four seasons from 1996–1999, and led the NFL in receiving in 1998. During Super Bowl XXXI in1997 Freeman caught a Super Bowl record-length touchdown pass of 81 yards from Brett Favre against the New England Patriots. The following year, Freeman gained over 1,200 receiving yards as Green Bay advanced to their second consecutive Super Bowl, where he caught 9 passes for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. After feuding with Packers Head Coach Mike Sherman in 2001, Freeman signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. In his ten NFL seasons, Freeman caught 477 passes for 7,251 yards, gained 1,007 yards returning kickoffs and punts, and scored 61 touchdowns. On June 16, 2007, Freeman signed with the Packers to retire with the team. Freeman now appears on Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live as a commentator on Comcast SportsNet Washington. Freeman was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. View Guest page

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Eric Gladen

Eric is the Director of the documentary film 'Trace Amounts' and travels around the country enlightening individuals with his eye popping insight on vaccines. Eric has been interviewed by NBC Montana and his documentary film has been featured on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. @TraceAmounts View Guest page

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As a member of the popular Atlanta based Hip-Hop group Goodie Mob, T-Mo Goodie is no strange to the life and trails of the ‘Dirty South’. With several years of experience in the Hip-Hop game under his belt, this savvy master of ceremony ha blessed music enthusiast with some of the most classic tracks in Hip-Hop history to date. Now that a new reality show is scheduled to launch in June, this will definitely show the nation that the southern fried soul still burns on, as this unique mixture of characters will continue to satisfy the stomach rumbles of those craving drama and entertainment. View Guest page

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Victor Green

Victor Green played his collegiate football at Akron University and was later signed as an undrafted free agent in 1993 by the New York Jets. After a long career with the New York Jets which had its moments of highs and lows. Green finished the final seasons of his NFL career with Patriots in 2002 and the New Orleans Saints 2003. Later in 2003, Green was honored by being named a member of the Jets Four-Decade Team. An honor that's only been bestowed on a select few. View Guest page

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Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser's 10 plus years as a media professional has granted him the opportunity to cover some of the best players and coaches professional sports has to offer. His columns for Rantsports and the Pac12 provide a fresh perspective on the world of sports that satisfies the cravings of sports fans no matter what region you call home. The media landscape is forever changing, whether it's the local teams or the national scene, Jeff has his ear to the ground bringing you all the latest breaking news.

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Domenik Hixon

Hixon honed his skills as a Wide Receiver and Return specialist at Arkon college. Those skills lead to Hixon being selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. After a short stint with the Broncos, Hixon signed with the New York Giants, were he took over the main kickoff returning duties. Hixon made an immediate impact by returning a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown in the Giants' 2007 regular season finale against then undefeated New England Patriots. Hixon would later go on to play for the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears but his talented career was cut short after two unfortunate ACL injuries, but it would not be before winning two Super Bowl rings with the Giants. View Guest page

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Joseph Irace

Joseph Irace was a Municipal Securities Trader in The Dreyfus Corporation securities division. His responsibilities included cash management for municipal bond funds and portfolio management assistance of municipal money market funds. Irace is Monmouth County, NJ Borough Councilman and is currently serving his third 3-year term ending in January 2017. A system that favors strong council / weak mayor in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. View Guest page

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Robert "Scoop" Jackson

Scoop Jackson is a well known sports journalist and cultural critic whose witty commentary can be seen in his articles for and ESPN The Magazine. Scoop's unique take on all things sports have been featured in USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Source, and Vibe. This Chicago natives candid approach to sports makes him a sort after analyst for guest appearances on radio and TV sports talk shows around the country. @iamscoopjackson View Guest page

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Scoop Jackson

Scoop Jackson has contributed his savvy commentary and insightful perspective to several media outlets including,SLAM Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Jackson journalism roots crosses many genres and generational gaps, as this Chicago native has found a creative way of understanding urban hip hop culture and it effects on our society, not too mention, its influence on today’s professional athlete. Scoop spares no punches, mixes no words and is no stranger to controversy, as these characteristics makes him one of the realest journalism this generation has seen in some time. View Guest page

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Maurice Jones-Drew

Jones-Drew attended the high school football powerhouse De La Salle, where he never lost a single game during his 3-year varsity career. During his junior season, Jones-Drew rushed for nearly 2,000 yards, averaged nearly 12 yards per carry, and scored 26 touchdowns. He was rated as a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation in 2003. Despite his small stature, Jones-Drew proved that his pass catching ability and big playmaking skills were enough to led the Bruins in rushing for three straight seasons. Jones-Drew set UCLA's all-time record for yards rushing in a single game with 322 and five touchdowns (school-record). With his size coming into question again, 32 NFL teams passed on him until the Jaguars selected him in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft. After a relatively slow start, Jones-Drew career suddenly exploded. In 2009 Jones-Drew rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns on only 8 carries, a performance which tied Hall of Famer Barry Sanders' record of rushing in a single game. Maurice Jones-Drew led the NFL in rushing yards during the 2011 season and broke the Jaguars franchise records for both rushing an yards from scrimmage. Jones-Drew joined the Oakland Raiders in 2014 where injuries and slowed production led to retirement in 2015. Jones-Drew ends his NFL career with Jaguars franchise records in rushing touchdowns, rushing touchdowns in a single season and longest rushing attempt. @Jones_Drew32 View Guest page

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Bill Laskey

SportsNet analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher View Guest page

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Roland Martin

A nationally respected journalist, author and syndicated columnist who always seems to have his finger on the pulse what’s happening domestically and abroad. Martin’s career transcend journalism, with major contributions to a variety of shows, including The Situation Room, CNN, Anderson Cooper’s AC360 and a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show. With so many worthy credits to his name, Roland Martin is definitely a voice that to be recon with in the field of journalism and Washington, DC. Don’t be mistaken, Martin loves his beloved sports and this Texas native will go to bat for all the home town teams, most notable Houston Texans. @RolandsMartin View Guest page

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Thomas McGaughey

McGaughey played his collegiate football as safety with the Houston Cougars from 1991-95, where he was also named special teams captain his senior season. As an undrafted free agent, McGaughey spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles in 1996-97. He would later win a championship ring in NFL Europe World Bowl during the 1997 season. McGaughey carried those winning ways into the NFL as he helped the 2006 Denver Broncos reach 13-3 record and punch a ticket to the AFC Championship. The 2007 New York Giants special teams unit excelled under McGaughey's tutelage en route to Super Bowl victory while featuring several Pro Bowl players. In 2011 and 2012, the LSU Tigers ranked in the top 10 nationally in net punting under McGaughey assistance as the Tigers won BCS national title game. After coaching one season with New York Jets, McGaughey now has a fresh start with the San Francisco 49ers, as he hopes to return the storied franchise to glory View Guest page

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Cezar McKnight

McKnight, a Williamsburg County attorney, was sworn in as the district’s representative during a Nov. 18 ceremony at the Williamsburg County Courthouse in Kingstree. McKnight is the newly elected Democratic candidate to serve as S.C. House representative for the state’s 101st District after garnering 64 percent of the votes over Republican opponent Al Smith. McKnight ran on the platform of economic development to help recruit jobs the port of Georgetown, as well as the focus on improving education. McKnight's youthful charisma brings a fresh perspective to the state of South Carolina, that's part of a movement to shift the national viewpoint . View Guest page

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Todd McMillion

Todd didn’t look like he could be the face of prostate cancer. Todd was healthy, a professional athlete even, and he was young, only 39. No one expected Todd to catch the flu, much less be diagnosed with prostate cancer.As shocking as it seemed, Todd wasn’t the anomaly everyone made him out to be. Truth is 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, and in Canada prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men with 25% [1] . Prostate cancer is more common than most men think, and though Todd may have not exemplified all of the top risk factors the few he did left him susceptible.Todd’s story is real, and sadly diagnosis stories like Todd’s are becoming all too common. Todd McMillon, former defensive back for the Chicago Bears was just 39 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and what many of his family and friends didn’t know was he was getting tested regularly. After surviving prostate cancer Todd understood the power his story had to inform men about early testing through simple PSA tests, and discovered how little men actually know about the disease. He sees the need for a louder conversation about prostate cancer, and decided to start this conversation by sharing his own story. View Guest page

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Warren Moon

Moon grew up in Los Angeles, California, as the middle child amongst six sisters. In pursuit of higher academic standards, Warren used the address of one of his mother's friends to gain advantage of a suitable academic and athletic reputation than that of the local neighborhood high school. He could play only one sport in high school because he had to work the rest of the year to help the family. After figuring out that he could throw a football longer, harder, and straighter than anyone he knew. Warren dedicated himself to becoming the best quarterback he could become. A number on college teams wanted to convert Moon to another position but he eventually made his way to University of Washington, via West Los Angeles College. After not being drafted by the NFL, Moon signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, leading Eskimos to an unprecedented five consecutive Grey Cup victories in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982. In 2001 he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour. Moon would later enjoy NFL success 9 Pro Bowl games, passing for over 4,200 yards in first two seasons with Vikings. At the time of his retirement,Moon was in the top five all-time when in passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, and pass completions. View Guest page

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Cree Morris

Cree Morris grew up in Southern California where he led San Diego CIF in passing with over 3,212 yards and was named to The Los Angeles Times all-section first team in 1989. Morris started as a sophomore at San Diego State Morris where he teamed up with future NFL Hall of Fame running back, Marshall Faulk. Morris was invited to two NFL camps with the L.A. Raiders and St. Louis Rams. He also played in NFL- Europe with the London Monarchs and Arena Football League with the San Jose Sabercats. Morris now resides in San Diego where he trains some of the top High School Quarterbacks in the area. NFL QBs like New Orleans Saints Drew Brees, have participate in Cree's 5 Tool QB camp dedicated to training fundamentals required to take your game to the next level. Cree uses his expertise to build high character young men that can excel on the field and in the classroom. Cree has offered his coaching skills to all those committed to hard work regardless of their ability to pay. View Guest page

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Marisol Nichols

Marisol was raised in Naperville, Illinois where she replaced her early rebellious behavior with more productive activities like acting. This veteran actress has been a working actor since 1996 and continues to pull in great roles. Well known for her portrayal of Special Agent Nadia Yassir on the Fox hit television show 24 .Despite having several roles to her credit, Marisol still continue to fight for the rights of others. She's very active in her pursuit to ensure that Human Trafficking Laws in this country become tougher View Guest page

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Julian Payne

The story of Julian Payne is a simple story. Although there’s nothing simple about what he does and how he does it, we wanted to take you into the Hair Lifestlyes of Julian Payne Celebrity Master Barber and owner of H.L the Traveling Royal Barber Service Co. At 33 years of age Julian Payne has taken the barbering industry a cut above the competition. With fifteen years of experience under his belt, he has created a niche in the barbering industry that cannot be ignored. He is originally from the east coast state of Maryland where he honed his craft for eight years after attending Ohio State School of Barbering and Cosmetology after high school in 1992. After his completion of barbering school, Julian immediately returned to Maryland to obtain his Journeyman’s license and later his Master Barber’s license. He started working in a small barbershop in Laurel Maryland where he quickly gained some clientele and got a sense of the business of barbering. Julian, being fresh out of barber school knew there was a lot to learn, like customer service and building a steady clientele was a key component in the business of barbering. Julian made his mark in the city of where he would later start his traveling barber service in 1998. Julian first started taking notice of this unique but simple niche by traveling to his uncle who owned a engineering cost analysis company on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington D.C. His uncle one day asked if he’s ever thought about expanding the service? I would say that the answer is quite apparent now. Julian was now aware that traveling to the client meant that he would have schedule his clients down to the minute and factor in traffic. View Guest page

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Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson radio host 90.3 WRSTfm, College Basketball Bracketologist, and main writer for @DudesonSports. View Guest page

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Julian Peterson

Long time NFL veteran Julian Peterson (Seahawks, Lions, Niners) View Guest page

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Jake Plummer

Jake Plummer was selected in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent the first six seasons of his career with the Cardinals and the last four with the Denver Broncos. Plummer's elusiveness on the gridiron earned him the nickname, "Jake the Snake," which was given to him as a tribute to professional wrestler, Jake "the Snake" Roberts. In 2004 surpassed several of Broncos Hall of Fame QB John Elway's passing records (including passing yardage and passing touchdowns in a single season) Plummer's streak of 229 passes without an interception, was the longest streak of his career. Plummer helped the Broncos compile a 13–3 record, a #2 seed and a first round bye in the AFC playoffs. Plummer's performance (15–26 for 197 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception) helped the Broncos to break the Patriots' winning streak of 11 postseason games. Since his retirement from the NFL, Plummer has been an avid player of four-wall handball View Guest page

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Clinton Portis

This native of Laurel, Mississippi honed his skills at Gainesville High School and later became the second true freshman to start at running back since 1975 season at the University of Miami. Portis five 100-yard performances set a the school's freshman record with eight touchdowns and 838 yards on 143 carries. Portis capped off a sensational campaign at Miami with his best season in 2001 rushing for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns on 220 carries. He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round of the 2002 draft where he earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in 2003 and 2008. He was later trade in the biggest trade at the time which brought Champ Bailey to Denver and sent him out east to Washington D.C. Portis now covers college football for the ACC Network

@TheRealC_Portis View Guest page

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Mike Pritchard

Pritchard played collegiate football at Colorado where he won a Championship and was later named MVP for that game. Despite only playing one full season at Wide Receiver, he ranked 2nd in school history for touchdown catches. Pritchard was able to amass over 1,178 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns during his 1990 season as a member of the Big 8 Colorado Buffaloes. Pritchard's amazing college career wasn't without a little controversy, when a fifth down play allowed the Buffaloes defeat the Missouri Tigers with a late touchdown on the last play from scrimmage. This controversy cast doubt on Colorado's claim to Division I-A's 1990 national championship. Pritchard would later played nine NFL seasons from 1991 to 1999. His best season as a pro came during the 1992 season for the Falcons when he caught 77 receptions for 827 yards and 5 touchdowns. Mike is now the co-host of ESPN 1100 radio show 'Mitch & Pritch Show' with Mitch Moss & Clay Baker. View Guest page

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Joshua Reising

Reising is a witty radio host who has covered the Denver Broncos and is also a beat writer for Philadelphia Eagles. View Guest page

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Jason Romano

Author at ESPN Front Row View Guest page

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Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe roots began in Glennville, Georgia where early poverty increased his desire to better himself and find away out. Sharpe played his collegiate ball at Savannah State College, where he graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Sharpe was drafted in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, 192nd overall. It didn't take long for the Broncos braintrust to realize that Sharpe's ability could cash the check his mouth just wrote. Sharpe was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted on August 6, 2011. Sharpe played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–99, 2002–03) and two years with the Ravens (2000–01), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL’s all-time leader with 815 receptions, and over 10,060 receiving yards. Sharpe has the distinction of being the first tight end ever to record 10,000 receiving yards. Shannon was also named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s. View Guest page

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Elvis Stojko

Elvis Stojko (born March 22, 1972) Canadian figure skater, is a three-time World champion ( 1994, 1995, 1997), two-time Olympic silver medalist ( 1994, 1998) and seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996-2000, and 2002). He’s the first man to land a quadruple jump in a combination. Since retiring from the ice, Elvis has provided commentary and analysis for Yahoo! Sports during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. View Guest page

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Brandon Stokley

Played his collegiate football at Louisiana-Lafayette before being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round during the 1999 draft. A 38 yard reception against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV helped the Ravens emerge victorious and signified Brandon's coming out party. Stockley has enjoyed a successful NFL career that spans 14 seasons with (Ravens, Broncos, Colts, Giants and Seahawks). His dedication to his craft allowed him to amass 5,339 receiving yards, while adding 39 TDs. Stockley's NFL career may have started with humble roots but with 2x AFC championships along with another Super Bowl XLI berth under his belt. It's safe to assume that Brandon Stokley made the most out of his opportunities View Guest page

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Ken Swilling

Ken Swilling, a Toccoa, Ga native helped the Yellow Jackets to 16-game winning streak that stretched from 1989 and 1990. This consensus All-America selection anchored the 1990 National Championship Yellow Jackets and finished his career with 13 interceptions, 267 tackles, the second highest by a Tech defensive back in history. Ken was selected to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team and he was inducted into Georgia tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Despite only playing in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns for one season, he still remains the most recognizable and praised sports figure in Georgia Tech history. View Guest page

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Barry Switzer

Spent sixteen years as head coach of the University of Oklahoma and four years as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. With over 20 years in coaching under his belt, Coach Switzer is part of a small elite group of head coaches that have won both a college national championship and a Super Bowl. He has one of the highest winning percentages of any college coach in history. Since leaving the NFL Coach Switzer has enjoyed life after the game in guest-starred roles on TNT Saving Grace and a color commentator. There’s no mistaken his insightful football IQ stemming for his experience as a head coach. Hard for anyone to dispute the wealth of knowledge and respect that comes along with three national titles View Guest page

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Amani Toomer

This New York Giants fan favorite earned his stripes as a Wide Receiver for the Michigan Wolverines. Amani became only the 3rd player in school's history to record 1,000 yards receiving in a season. He was later drafted by the New York Football Giants in 1996, where he cut his teeth as a contributor on the punt and kick return units. After biding his time as reserve, Amani made his presence felt in 1999 when he set a team record of 79 receptions at the time. Amani later went on to break several Giants records including that of Frank Gifford as the team's all-time leading receiving yardage leader. Toomer's hard work eventually paid off with defeat of then undefeated New England Patriot's, where he led the Giants with six receptions and 84 yards View Guest page

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Cameron Weiss

Cameron Weiss Co-Founded the full services agency Empire Athletes with his partner Joe Barkett in 2012. This Santa,Ca based firmed prides itself on offering the highest quality of service to its wide variety of clients that range from the NFL to the MLB. Their goal is to ensure that each individual client has a well thought out strategic plan, that will ensure maximum opportunities for all their clients respectfully. This duo is now set to make NFL Draft day history along with their client Michael Sam, outstanding Defensive End from Mizzou View Guest page

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Stephen White

Stephen Gregory White was drafted in the 6th round from the University of Tennessee in 1996. He played Defensive End in the NFL for seven season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets. Stephen remains closely connected to the game through his sports blog as a writer for SB Nation. View Guest page

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George Wrighster

George Wrighster spent his early collegiate days as a Tight End for the Oregon Ducks. Wrighster was drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. After a six seasons in the NFL, George appeared on the Food Network episode of the Cupcake Wars for his Pasadena,Ca shop Violet's Cakes. George has recently traded in his apron for a studio microphone and can be on local L.A. station TheBeast980 @GeorgeWrighster View Guest page

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George Wrighster

George Wrighster spent his early collegiate days in the Pac-10 as a Tight End for the Oregon Ducks. Wrighster was drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. After a six seasons in the NFL, George appeared on the Food Network episode of the Cupcake Wars for his Pasadena,Ca shop Violet's Cakes. George has traded in his apron for a studio microphone and can be heard on local L.A. station TheBeast980 View Guest page

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