Now That's Ridiculous
February 27, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The curtain is now closed on Sochi and the cold Russian breeze has left some Olympic metal hopefuls feeling the bitter chill of defeat, as old rivalries are renewed and favorites are forced to watch others take the podium. On today's show we will debate whether the Winter Olympics is still as big of draw as it was in years past, and does it have enough star power to survive in the coming years. Lucas Oil Stadium played host to some of collegiate footballs top NFL Prospects who were looking showcase their talents to potential NFL employers. While most raised their stock by dominating the 40yard dash, leaving onlookers salivating over eye popping numbers, scouts and GMs use this as a manner of dictating the possible success rate against some of the games top producers.The question still remains, how full proof is the NFL Combine in projecting what players will become perennial Pro Bowlers, while singling out those that will fail to hit the mark in a Boom or Bust league. We will breakdown the NFL Combine validity and how accurate the process is in determining future NFL stars of tomorrow, as well as what NFL teams needs to have a quality draft in 2014. Also, we discuss how Arizona's latest bill could effect residents, the NFL and its fan base, if acting Ariz. Gov. Jane Brewer doesn't veto controversial bill that would allow businesses who cite religious beliefs as a reason to deny service to those who live an alternative lifestyle. This and other hot button topics as Secondary Perspective brings you another fast pace Real Talk segment, here on Voice America Sports.
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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.