March 6, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
Some marriages can go through a stretch where small breakdowns in communication threaten the foundation of the relationship. The inability to see eye to eye on issues may create a volatile environment that leads to many sleepless nights. In the NFL, volatile times often mean the beginning of a new calendar year and the start of Free Agency. With the 2013 campaign now considered a washout for 31 teams, with the exception of Seattle, the arduous process of re-evaluating last seasons personnel moves to center stage. While most teams fight to make the tough decisions to get under the mandated cap, fans could watch some of their favorites don new uniforms in 2014, as they've now become the new face of Cap Casualties. On today's show we will discuss the potential impact this could have on certain franchises and their playoff futures. Every year the pressure to win forces many organizations to reach financially, putting a strain on the teams future. We breakdown the risk associated with overpaying in Free Agency and discuss what longterm effects it could have on the franchise. With top teams trying to sustain their edge as the NBA playoffs picture starts to take shape, we tell you what teams are on the rise and who could potentially have an early exit. Master Barber Julian Payne joins the program to talk about how he made history during E!'s Countdown to the Red Carpet Oscars challenge and what the Guinness World Record means for him.
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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.