One For The Money
October 9, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
The NFL has always stood firm on it's motto that the protection of the shield was the most important aspect of the brand. This motto has taken on different connotations depending on who you ask, but no one cared to ask those layed it on the line in the name of the brand. Although blockbuster television revenue deals are soaring their hasn't been sufficient funds allocated for the long term handling of the injuries sustained by players. Expanding thursday night games seems to contradict the leagues effort of promoting player's safety, lending to the idea that protecting the product was only a minor portion of the overall mission statement. On today's show, we tackle thursday night's prime time spot and the long-term impacts it may present for fans and players alike. We also pull back the curtain to see what the college football wizards could be faced with at the end of the season, as this 12 person committee decides who gets into the playoffs and who will be left out in the cold. A surprise guest stops by to provide his SECondary PerSPECtive on the most recent Major League Baseball action from both the National and American League Series. October is off to one heck of start and what better way to keep that torch lit, than with the best show on radio.
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.