Surviving The Moment
October 2, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The boys of summer have traded in spring training tans, for cooler fall nights of October, as the race for a Major League Baseball pennant has begun. What started off as a season of dreams, could quickly turn into an instant nightmare with one crack of a bat. If you think that top regular seasons stats and a all-star roster guarantees your team will be left standing once the dust settles, think again. It's October, it's baseball and Murphy's Law is always in play. On today's show we discuss whether the new MLB wildcard format aids a short list of teams that make late runs, while penalizing others. The 2014 NBA season proved that an old dog still has plenty tricks up their sleeves and experience is much better than having a big three. The time for pre-season interviews and media day team photos shoots are over, it's time for pick-N-rolls and game winning three point shots, as NBA teams take to the hardwood with aspirations of a championship trophy in mind. Strap in, hold on because this ride gets bumpy with another SECondary PerSPECtive is on the move and some of the biggest topics in sports are in our crosshairs.
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.