Heart Of A Champion
June 12, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
Since the beginning of time, man has always strived to test his immortality in a quest to define himself. Whether you're a trill seeker, weekend warrior or a well conditioned athlete, the battle for supremacy isn't always against the enemy across the field. Sometimes the hidden enemy is closer than most expect, it can lie dormant until the body encounters a highly stressful situation which test both the physical and mental limitations of the human body. On today's show we will hear from Roberta Anding who has several years of experience dealing with some of the countries top conditioned athletes. She's responsible for handling the sports nutrition needs of the Houston Texans, Rice University Owls, Houston Astros and currently holds the position of Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children's Hospital. Roberta gives us the Do's and Don'ts when it comes to maximizing an athletes optimum level of performance and what precautions need to be taken to prevent serious long-term injuries while operating under heavy duress. We also find out if muscle cramps are something even weekend warriors may be predisposed to. ESPN.com journalist and contributor Robert "Scoop" Jackson gets us ready with his unique take of the NBA Finals game 4 match up between the 2-time World Champions Miami Heat and the surging San Antonio Spurs. Another exciting Secondary Perspective is underway, so where will you say you were when an amped up Real Talk segment blow the doors off.
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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.