There's No Place Like Home
July 17, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
Whether you are a blessed to live the dream as a professional athlete or a collegiate player with hopes of making it to the big show, one thing is for certain life's adversity will force you to make some tough decisions. Those who make such life altering decisions, as in playing a sport on such a demanding level, may rest easier, as they are now amongst elite company however, that isn't always embraced by the many spectators. Although it proves to be a game changer which ushers in a tidal wave experiences including unfair criticism from media professionals and fans alike. There aren't many with broad enough shoulders to bear the weight of such a heavy load, but today we will sit down with a few that have. Defensive Back coach Nitron Stork of the 2012-2013 high school National Champs out of Miami, Booker T. Washington will join us to discuss former Booker T. Washington standout and current Texas Tech athlete, Nigel Bethel III. Nitron will share his insight on whether Nigel's resent off the field challenges will give him some much needed perspective. Former NFL veteran Roderick Rodgers joins the program to discuss some of his latest community projects and what really happens behind close doors during NFL training camp. No show would be complete without a little Real Talk, so stay tuned as we recap the craziest week in sports.
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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.