Deeds Done and Words Said
May 1, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The NBA has take center stage and has made national headlines, as one of its owners alleged derogatory comments sent shockwaves throughout the sports community this week. His statements raises a cause for concern not just in the realm of sports but in today's society as a whole. The effects could be felt around the globe as many watched on in heavy anticipation to see what swift actions the newly crowned NBA commissioner Adam Silver would take to rectify the situation. Professional sports has seen its fair share of memorable moments on the gridiron, baseball diamond and the hardwood, but I don't think no one could have envisioned what has unfolded or the past year and a half. Starting with the Miami Dolphins Richie Incognito situation, Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Riley Cooper and his blatant use of a derogatory word at a summer concert, now Donald Sterling. Sterling could become the current face of discrimination for the moment but this is a topic that's long overdo and one that can only be defused via an educate discussion by all. We must all remember that this recent outrage isn't just a Black & White issue, it's an a world wide epidemic that needs to stop. Joining the program today to give his Secondary Perspective, CNN Contributor and syndicated columnist Roland Martin. You don't want to miss what he thinks about the recent developments in the world of sports, while giving his thoughts on what he hopes his home town Houston Texans do in next weeks draft.
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.