September 18, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
For years, sports fans have tuned in obsessively to watch what has become the most popular professional sports in the United States. That unwavering fan dedication to the NFL, has lead to billions in revenue for the league and its partners, not too mention, the desire to expand the playoffs. The brand that was once considered to be in such high demand, has now seen their worst nightmares come true. From domestic violence to child abuse, the NFL has received more negative front page attention than the league's owners would care for at this juncture. Constant outside pressure form the public, has forced corporate sponsors to reevaluate if the leagues longstanding issues are effecting their consumers overall perceptions. On today's show we dig in deep to tell you if the leagues teflon image has been dealt a mighty blow or will fans over look these issue because they can't live without their football. We add a lighter side to the most talked about week in sports by telling you what 0-2 teams could find themselves in win column, and who might be in for another winless week.
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.