The Road To Redemption
April 10, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
In life, we all wish that we could get a second chance to rewrite history and erase the misfortune of the past. In the world of sports, that opportunity is rarely granted but there's a select group of individuals that find themselves face to face with the good fortune of a second breath. With an audience of naysayers patiently waiting in the wings to fill the air with the stench of doubt and uncertainty, this small unique group's success rest solely on the sweat from their brow and the merit of their character. On today's show we will be joined by former Georgia Tech standout All-America safety Ken Swilling to get some personal insight about what it takes to build a collegiate champion and whether Yellow Jacket fans will ever see another season like the 1990 National Champions provided. For all those boxing fans gearing up for the anticipated rematch between undefeated Tim Bradley & Manny 'Pac Man' Pacquiao, writer Ryan Burton from the boxingscene.com will preview the fight and give you the odds on the favorite to win this weekends bout. We will also hear from long time agent Jack Reale who stops by the program to discuss his client, Champ Bailey, and how his recent addition to Saints roster will impact Rex Ryan's defense. The road to redemption is often a road that few get to travel and today we will see if there's a secondary perspective fitting for our honorable guest.
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.
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.