Down But Not Out
October 23, 2014
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
Whether life or sports, challenges may arise along the journey which forces us all to question how far are we willing to go to claim what's rightfully ours. Life and sports can be viewed through the same lens because you never know what your true capabilities are, until you're pushed to that breaking point. The ability to bounce back against adversity is what makes the victor's enjoyment of his spoils that much sweeter. On today's show SportsNet analyst and former Major League Baseball pitcher, Bill Laskey will breakdown game two of the World Series matchup between San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals and will tell us what he thinks of the Giants post season dominance and if it will last. After an impressive couple of weeks, the boys from the lone star state are ready to reclaim their title as America's team, so Jason Romano of ESPN joins us to talk NFL and you don't want to miss what he has to say about the Cowboys realistic chances of making it to the finish line. Peyton Manning adds yet another record to his Hall of Fame career but we'll tell you why the Thursday night confrontation with division foe Chargers, might not be as easy a victory as some may be predicting.
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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.