June 25, 2015
Hosted by Nick Ferguson
You never know what it's like to be another individual, until you're forced to walk in their shoes. Recent media headlines tell tales of senseless acts of violence from around the country. Things have reached a tipping point after the recent slaying of nine at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. On today's show we talk to Cezar McKnight, who serves the S.C. House Representative for the state's 101st district, about the recent events and how peaceful protest continues to bring a sense of hope to a shaken city. We also discuss how support from professional athletes & entertainers have assisted in the push to remove the confederate flag. Former UNC Tarheel and 11 year NFL veteran Andre 'Dre' Bly, stops by to explain how he manages to maintain the proper balance of fatherhood and coaching, and give his perspective on Tom Brady hearings. The Highlight master and NBATv Host/Columnist, Beau Estes, breaks down the latest NBA rumors and tells us what top prospects he has on his big board.
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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.