Without Further Ado
June 26, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
As the the old saying goes," Rome wasn't built in a day" and neither are championships. So gone are the days where all one needed in order to make a contract binding, was a firm handshake. Professional organizations throughout the years have manipulated the rules to favor themselves, while asking players to think of the team first. In today's sports scene, the word loyalty is best suited for those who lace up and lay it on the line everyday, exercising their right to dominant as they see fit. Professional athletes are realizing more than ever, they can shape the landscape of how their sport is being played and in some cases, dictating the outcome. On today's show we will be joined by NBA insider and NBATV contributor Beau Estes, who will break down the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, while shedding some light on what players could be on the move once free agency gets under way. We also look at what potential landing spots await two of the NBA's premiere players in Carmelo Anthony & Lebron James and separate fact from fiction on whether a new Big Three is set to take the windy city by storm. You don't want to miss what Beau's insight, which may send both Miami Heat and New York Knicks fans running for the exits. Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, it's Futbol time and what better way to move the needle than with some World Cup conversation. USA and Germany square off for the right to hopefully move on and we will see if FIFA World Cup fever has been felt by my co-host Mario Vetanze, so you best to stay tuned because you never know what's going to happen live during our REAL TALK segment.
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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.