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It's Casual Friday on Talking Buffalo Podcast, which means Patrick Moran is joined by friend and recurring guest Aaron Quinn (Cover 1) for a loose discussion on a variety of topics, including the Buffalo Bills having to move on from Von Miller, feeling more Christmasy, an interesting Buffalo Sabres comparison and the greatest Michael Jackson songs. Von Miller ended up with a tear in his ACL that required surgery and he's now out of the rest of the season, a sharp turn of events from him going on I.R. with the expectation he'd miss four games. The guys react to the news, the onslaught of continuous Bills injuries, where this team stacks up with the league's best and Aaron's level of concern going into their New York Jets rematch this Sunday. The guys also spend a few minutes talking about the Sabres, which turns into an interesting fact-finding mission with former Houston Oilers wide receiver Drew Hill. That plus what Christmas movies the guys are watching, where Sean Payton may coach next, cities of the world they'd most like to visit and plenty more. You can follow Aaron on Twitter @AaronQuinn716 and be sure to check out the Cover 1 Buffalo Podcast ♦♦♦♦♦ Follow Patrick Moran/Talking Buffalo Podcast Substack: Patrick Moran's Substack Twitter: @PatMoranTweets. Facebook: Talking Buffalo Podcast YouTube: Talking Buffalo Podcast YouTube Channe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11-26-2022 Passed Ball Show. John opens up this program by ripping into Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder for thinking he has earned his right as a player to not only ask for and demand a trade, but to have the audacity to refuse to play until a deal is completed. And he plays for a good team that was in the NBA Finals two years ago. John then gives a massive amount of confidence in the 2022-2023 Portland Trail Blazers and makes a claim that they will prove to be a top two (2) or three (3) team in the entire NBA and then explains why. He then salutes all time great NFL Head Coach George Halas for being among the GOATS at the position, but questions his logic in his decision to move on from George Blanda as his Quarterback. Blanda, of course, went on to a Hall of Fame career, leading the 1960 and 1961 Houston Oilers to the first two AFL Championships, On rivalry weekend, John asks if there is a better rivalry in sports than Michigan/ Ohio State. He cites some others, please add one if your favorite rivalry was omitted.
The Tuesday Kenny & JT Show is underway. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to Washington last night ending their undefeated season. So if the Commanders can pull off the upset, can the Browns do the same to Buffalo Sunday? And we get the history of the old Miami Dolphins fight song and how it become the Houston Oilers song.
Bo Eason is here today. Bo is the author of There's No Plan B For Your A-Game, a book filled with inspiring and practical real-world guidance to teach anyone how to be the best at whatever they choose. Many of you are already familiar with master storyteller Bo. He started his career in the NFL and played with the Houston Oilers and the San Francisco 49ers. After an injury, he had to reinvent himself and begin a new career. He wrote and performed a one-man play called Runt of the Litter, which is now being adapted into a major motion picture. He has trained with some of the world's most brilliant performance and movement coaches, so he can coach others to be excellent presenters and storytellers. He uses his keynotes and workshops to help others tap into the power of their personal story to become effective and persuasive communicators. I attended his Personal Story Power Event, and it was beyond inspiring. I'm thrilled to interview Bo today. We talk about Bo's story and what it takes to be a great storyteller. We talk about the difference between being an amateur and a professional. These principles apply in sports, your career, or getting sober. Bo breaks down authentic leadership and the trust factor. We talk about vulnerability and being relatable. Bo talks about course correction, how to write our own story, and the importance of playing a bigger game! [05:55] Bo wanted to learn to tell his story the way he physically told it on an NFL field. He began studying what it takes to be a great storyteller. [06:27] He knew he needed to make a living in the civilian world and express himself, but he didn't realize the healing aspects of storytelling. [07:23] The difference between being an amateur and a professional. A professional is willing to make sacrifices and do whatever it takes. [08:13] Storytelling is in our blood. It's the best way to teach and what our ancestors used. [09:39] We used to trust all of our institutions. Now when we hear them speak, we often wonder if what they are saying is really true. [10:05] The fastest way for a leader to restore trust is to share a personal story. This creates automatic trust. Storytelling has healing aspects. [12:00] Bo's story made a difference to people's lives. Audiences are attracted to your low moments and what it takes to get to the top. People were drawn to Bo's struggles. [14:59] Exposing your moment can put you in a vulnerable position, but people will also relate to it and trust you. [18:03] People don't trust leadership unless there is some scar tissue on it. [19:44] The new leadership model is the people who've been at the bottom and battled their way to the top. These are people who have scars, and people who we can trust. [22:00] We can't overcome our environment. You can't lose 15 lbs with a chocolate cake sitting in your kitchen, because eventually the willpower will wear off and the environment will win. [23:51] You can change your environment and commit to greatness. Less decisions are better! [31:57] How do you complete a goal? Build an environment, become a pro, and do what you say you're going to do. [33:16] The difference between a pro and an amateur. Pros have no options. When you commit to do something there is no negotiating. Either you are going to do what it takes to become who you want to be or you're not. [37:02] Course correction like an airplane. The autopilot is off course 99% of the time, but it has a built-in mechanism to course-correct. Right the ship from moment to moment. [39:32] You get what you think about most of the time. [40:05] Don't be ashamed to make a goal and be off course, just right the ship. Commit! [41:38] We need to learn to dance with distractions instead of pretending that they're not there. [44:12] Our stories are our destiny. Your personal story, especially the one you keep telling yourself about your life and who you are is your destiny. You get to make the rewrites of your own story. You're the author. [45:56] When writing your own story, make it personal. Make it physical. Give all your spirit when you tell your story. [50:44] The higher stakes game you play, the more you can expect of yourself. We need to play a bigger game. Use words like the best, world-class, and gold medalist. [53:07] Bo shares his morning routine. [55:38] Start your morning routine the night before to start your day off right. [57:05] Bo talks about his workouts! A light workout like a walk or throwing a ball with his son and then a more rigorous workout. [59:12] Listeners go to the review section and tell us one thing that resonated with you in this interview. Links mentioned in this episode: Camelback Recovery I Love Being Sober YouTube There's No Plan B for Your A-Game: Be the Best in the World at What You Do Bo Eason Bo Eason Instagram Bo Eason Twitter Bo Eason Facebook Bo Eason YouTube Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success How To Capture Your Personal Story Text: Story to (323) 310-5504 Bo's Personal Story Event Get $1000 Off
Mary Boneno, Executive Assistant for the Secretariat Parish Life (and a major Astros fan) joins us.0:00: Mary is from Houston!0:50: Mike's college roommate is from Houston!1:15: Mary and Mike and both transplants so who do they root for?1:35: Mike is not a Yankee fan. He's a Mets guy.2:00: Mary's Houston Astros office decor.2:20: So who would Mary root for if Houston plays Cleveland in the next round?3:00: Mike faced this dilemma when he lived in Buffalo.4:00: Can you have an American League team? Who does Mike root for?4:25: The Mets won the World Series in 1986 so....4:40: Cleveland has the lowest payroll. Astros are cheaters.5:25: What if Fr. Damian moved to another city, who would he root for?6:25: It's like your family.6:45: Fr. D is going to NYC this week. Will he get tickets for the Yankees-Guardians?8:00: How did the Astros get their name?8:25: What happened to the Houston Oilers?8:55: Why should you root for the home team anyway?9:15: Ever hear of the Mets player Steve Henderson? 9:45: Mike loves the underdog. So welcome to Cleveland.10:45: Mary remembers the Astros Champisonship well!11:10: Mary's HS is across the street from Minute Maid Park11:15: Tx_Kristan from Instagram and on Twitter @TXproverbs313011:35: Check out Minute Maid Park11:45: What do you like about Progressive Field?12:05: Fr. D talks a little trash and Mary snaps back.12:35: Did Mary go to games in DC?13:00: Fr. Steve Bell was the cantor at the DC stadium when Pope Benedict visited.13:15: Where are watching Game 1?14:00: Mike won his fantasy league this year.14:15: We should wager...15:10: Mary goes to St. Stephens in Cleveland in this week's Church Church.16:00: St. Stevens vs. St. Michael's: a 100 year rivalry.17:00: Scripture for this week is found here.17:45: The scripture is like The Guardians. Never give up. 18:45: FIN
We are welcoming back Andy Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack. Combining bold flavors in Asian food with his knowledge of seafood, Ron Lou launched Angry Crab Shack in 2013 in Mesa, AZ. A family-friendly neighborhood restaurant, Angry Crab Shack offers a vibrant, memorable dining environment and high-quality seafood at a more affordable price. Every business has a story. Former NFL player Ron Lou spent four years in the league with the Houston Oilers than the Philadelphia Eagles. During the next 35 years, he created five different restaurant concepts: breakfast, a sports bar, and three Chinese restaurants. Ready for another success, Lou set out to create something unique – not just another wing, burger, or pizza place. In part wo, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Ken Houston is on the very short list of best strong safeties in NFL history. He is a first-ballot Hall of Famer who recorded 49 INTs and 21 fumble recoveries in his career, as well as a then-record 12 TDs. Hear some great stories and takes from the pride of Prairie View, the Houston Oilers and the Washington Redskins.
On Wednesday's show: In a ruling this week, a Texas federal judge said Second Amendment rights extend to people under felony indictment, citing a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down New York's concealed carry law. Charles "Rocky" Rhodes of South Texas School of Law Houston breaks down the ruling. Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. Then, after the Houston Oilers left town, the Harris County Houston Sports Authority began -- 25 years ago this month, in fact -- with the mission to make sure that would never happen to Houston fans again. We learn how the organization accomplished that goal, how it has changed in the years since, and the role it plays in attracting major events like the NCAA Final Four this spring and FIFA World Cup matches in 2026. And the new film A Jazzman's Blues, written and directed by Tyler Perry, debuts on Netflix Sept. 23. The film features choreography by Houston native Debbie Allen. We revisit our 2021 conversation with her about her career and how Houston fostered her artistic sensibilities.
The NFL 2022 season has arrived. And what better way to usher in the new campaign with a special guest. Joining me is former NFL All-Pro cornerback of the Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, Cris Dishman. He'll share experiences from his collegiate days at Purdue University with Hall of Famer, Rod Woodson. Playing under Jerry Glanville in Houston. The wild and crazy 1993 season, which was made into a documentary. Coaching young kids in a day and age with plenty of distractions and lots more. This conversation will also be posted to my YouTube channel in the coming days, so for the visually inclined, please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMucZq-BQrUrpuQzQ-jYF7w Feel free to subscribe on that platform as I'll gradually post content in the days and weeks to come. Of course, please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jayreelz-podcast/id1354797894 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVDr SPREAKER: https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-jayreelz-podcast_2 STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast iHEARTRADIO: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-the-jayreelz-podcast-43104270/ LUMINARY: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/jason-s-nazario/the-jayreelz-podcast/f9527dd9-47ea-4ed9-92cf-32af9bfa95ad?country=US SPOTIFY TRAILER: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7nZZlvPRAly5irLRSG2qxq?si=rTKCQKnZRNC_VK-_uIWNJA AMAZON MUSIC: https://www.amazon.com/The-JAYREELZ-Podcast/dp/B08K58SW24/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+jayreelz+podcast&qid=1606319520&sr=8-1 SPOTIFY PODCAST LINK: https://open.spotify.com/show/1gkdtgroTFlaqPW1EBjVD
Lynn Dickey joins me, Lynn Dickey, a native of Osawatomie, Kan., still holds numerous K-State passing records and ranks third on the Big Eight's all-time list with 6,208 career passing yards. He is also second on K-State's all-time total offense chart. He spent most of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers but also played several seasons with the Houston Oilers. He threw for more than 21,000 yards with the Packers, including 4,458 yards in 1983 which ranked second in NFL history at the time. We discuss his life and career plus the top QBs of all-time and Defensive players of all-time --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rationalhour/support
A man of vision who has a proven record of championship success, head coach Nick Saban has returned the University of Alabama to the top of the college football landscape with his commitment to building the total program. After the victory over Clemson in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Saban joined Paul "Bear" Bryant as the only two coaches to win five national titles in the modern era. Beginning his 11th season in Tuscaloosa, Saban's uncompromising dedication to excellence in every phase of the program has resulted four national championships over the last seven years. A seven-time National Coach of the Year, Saban has achieved resounding success as a head coach and has earned a reputation as an outstanding tactician, leader, organizer and motivator. Those qualities have sparked impressive turnarounds at every stop of his career. Saban's consistent approach and disciplined leadership are the reasons his teams are known for exhibiting grit, determination and resilience, often overcoming adversity to achieve victory. Saban's 2016 squad completed an undefeated regular season for the first time since 2009 and secured the program's 26th SEC Championship – the third straight for the program – and the fourth in the last five years. The Tide defeated Washington in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (24-7), before dropping a stunning 34-31 game to Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game in Tampa, Fla. Alabama finished with a 14-1 record after defeating nine ranked teams and 11 teams that qualified for bowl games during the 2016 season. Alabama finished the year No. 2 in the national polls. Saban, who was named the SEC Coach of the Year and Munger Award National Coach of the Year (presented by the Maxwell Football Club), had five players earn first team All-America honors – Jonathan Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Reuben Foster, Marlon Humphrey and Cam Robinson. Allen also captured the Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, both of which go to the national defensive player of the year, and the Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end, while Foster won the Butkus Award that is given to the nation's best linebacker, and Robinson captured the Outland Trophy. The senior class posted a NCAA-record 51-6 record from 2013-16 and a 64-7 over the last six years which is also the best in NCAA annals. Saban has compiled a 205-61-1 (.770) record as a college head coach and has gone 112-13 (.896) in the past nine seasons in Tuscaloosa, which includes a 64-8 (.889) mark in regular season conference play. In 2016, the Tide reached the 10-win milestone for the ninth consecutive season and won 11 or more games for the sixth straight year, which extended the conference record. Saban is 12-2 all time in conference or national championship games. Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for at least one week for nine straight years, which broke the all-time record of seven established by Miami (1986-92). Alabama extended its streak of consecutive weeks in the AP Top 25 to 145 weeks, the longest in school history. The 2015 team secured the Crimson Tide's fourth national championship in the last seven years. They became the first team to win back-to-back Southeastern Conference Championships in 17 years (Tennessee, 1997-98) and were the only program to earn an invitation to each of the first two College Football Playoffs. Saban led his team to victories in the final 12 games of the season, including wins at No. 8 Georgia, at No. 9 Texas A&M, vs. No. 4 LSU, at No. 17 Mississippi State, against No. 18 Florida in the SEC Championship Game, vs. No. 3 Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and over No. 1 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The senior class won a school-record 50 games (50-6) over their four years with three SEC Championships and two national titles. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, who also captured the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year and Doak Walker Award. Ryan Kelly won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center. Linebacker Reggie Ragland was a finalist for the Butkus Award, Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award, while A'Shawn Robinson was a finalist for Outland Trophy. The offensive line was also awarded the Joe Moore Award, which goes to the nation's toughest line. All four of the Tide's finalists garnered first team All-America honors, while Eddie Jackson was a second-team selection. Henry set school records for rushing yards (2,219), rushing touchdowns (28), rushing attempts (395) and all-purpose yardage (2,310). A trademark of Saban-coached teams, the Tide ranked among the nation's best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 1 in the country in rushing defense, No. 3 in total defense and scoring defense, and eighth in pass efficiency defense while averaging 199.9 rushing yards and 227.1 passing yards per game on offense. Special teams were also impressive in 2015 with Cyrus Jones setting the SEC record with four punt returns for touchdowns and place-kicker Adam Griffith connecting on 23 of his final 28 field goals. Saban's on-side kick call in the national championship game proved key, propelling the Crimson Tide to the program's 16th national title. In the classroom, the numbers were just as astounding, as UA had a nation-leading 29 graduates on the roster for the bowl game including three players with their master's degree in hand. He is the first coach to win back-to-back BCS national championships and has won five titles in his last 11 years of coaching college football. Saban is one of three college coaches in the poll era (since 1936) to win three national championships in four years, joining Frank Leahy of Notre Dame (1946-47, 1949) and Tom Osborne of Nebraska (1994-95, 1997). He is also just the second (Leahy) to win four titles in seven years. He is the second coach in the poll era to win at least five national championships (Paul "Bear" Bryant). Saban, the 2014 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, led the Crimson Tide to the top seed in the first College Football Playoff at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Alabama's 24th SEC Championship and a 12-2 record. Alabama won its final eight games to earn a spot in the playoff, including a closing gauntlet that included wins at No. 14 LSU, over No. 1 Mississippi State, against No. 15 Auburn and versus No. 14 Missouri in the SEC Championship. The 2014 senior class finished with a 48-6 record over four years and went to four straight New Year's Six Bowls, including national championships in 2011 and 2012. The Crimson Tide featured Heisman Trophy finalist and UA's first-ever Biletnikoff Award winner Amari Cooper and Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe Award finalist Landon Collins. Along with Cooper and Collins, Ray Guy Award finalist punter JK Scott, linebacker Trey DePriest and offensive guard Arie Kouandjio garnered first team All-America honors. SEC Championship Game MVP Blake Sims set school records for total offense (3,837 yards) and passing yards (3,487), while Cooper established UA marks in every receiving category. The Tide ranked among the nation's best on both sides of the ball, checking in at No. 6 in the country in scoring defense and 15th overall in scoring offense. In the classroom, Alabama had 22 graduates on the roster for the bowl game (tied for the most in the nation) and seven players with their master's degree in hand (first in the nation). Saban led the 2013 Alabama team to the Allstate Sugar Bowl, making a sixth straight New Year's bowl appearance and the third straight in a BCS bowl. That senior class posted a remarkable record of 60-7 over their last five years with four bowl wins and three national titles. Their record in the classroom was just as impressive as 28 Crimson Tide graduates took the field for the bowl matchup with Oklahoma. Senior quarterback AJ McCarron was named a first team All-American, won the Maxwell and Unitas Awards, and finished as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting while directing one of the most productive offenses in school history. On the other side of the ball, senior linebacker C.J. Mosley took home Alabama's third Butkus Trophy and earned All-America honors for the second straight year as he led a defense that entered the bowl game ranked second nationally in fewest points allowed. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio joined McCarron and Mosley as first team All-Americans. Alabama remained at the forefront of the college football world in 2012 with an explosive offense and a retooled defense that maintained its place as one of the most dominant units in the nation. The Crimson Tide won the program's 23rd SEC championship (the most in league history) with a victory over Georgia that propelled Alabama into the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game, where they soundly defeated Notre Dame by a score of 42-14 to earn the school's 15th national title. For his efforts following the season, Saban was named the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year, his third such honor in his previous four years. Under Saban's guidance, Alabama boasted a 978 APR score that ranked 11th nationally in 2012 and second in the SEC. The Crimson Tide also had a 75 percent graduation rate, which was among the best in the nation. The Alabama defense led the nation in rush defense (76.4 ypg), total defense (250.0 ypg), and scoring defense (10.9 ppg) in 2012. The Tide offense ranked 12th nationally in scoring at 38.7 points per game, 16th nationally in rushing at 227.5 yards per game and set a school record with 542 points scored in 2012. The Crimson Tide featured four first team All-Americans in 2012, including two along the offensive line in center Barrett Jones and left guard Chance Warmack. A pair of defensive standouts also earned All-America honors in cornerback Dee Milliner and Mosley. Jones captured the Rimington Trophy, presented to the nation's best center, and the prestigious Campbell Award, as the student-athlete who best combined performance on the field, success in the classroom and service away from the field. The 2012 senior class set school and SEC records for wins, while garnering a 49-5 record since 2009, a mark that tied Nebraska's NCAA record 49 wins from 1994-97. It also broke the Cornhuskers' record (60 wins from 1993-97) for the most major college football victories in a five-year period with 61 (2008-12). The 2011 squad produced one of the most dominant defenses in the history of college football and captured Alabama's 14th national championship with a 21-0 victory over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game. The Tide defense led the nation in all major categories, becoming the second team since national statistics have been compiled, and the first since 1986 (Oklahoma), to accomplish that feat. UA allowed only 8.2 points per game, 183.6 total yards, 72.2 rushing yards, 111.5 passing yards and an 83.7 pass efficiency defense. Alabama finished with a 12-1 record. Saban's 2011 senior class won 48 games over the span of four seasons (2008-11). Seven members of the 2011 Crimson Tide (including five on defense) were recognized as first team All-Americans by major media outlets, while Jones took home Alabama's third Outland Trophy and Heisman Trophy finalist Trent Richardson received the Tide's first Doak Walker Award. The team was recognized with the Disney Spirit Award, which was presented to snapper Carson Tinker, for the team's response in the community following a tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011. Jones also received the ARA Sportsmanship Award and the Wuerffel Trophy. Saban's efforts earned him the Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. The Tide also had extensive success in the classroom with 38 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections (a league record) and produced one Academic All-American in Jones. Despite a young roster that listed only eight scholarship seniors, the 2010 Alabama team finished with its third consecutive 10-win season following a dominant 49-7 win over Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl. Five players were named first team All-SEC by either the AP or the league coaches, while six more earned second team All-SEC honors. Most impressively, two players (quarterback Greg McElroy and Jones) were named first team CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans, which marked two consecutive years in which Alabama boasted two of the three CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-Americans in the SEC. McElroy, the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year, was named a National Football Foundation National-Scholar-Athlete as a finalist for the Campbell Trophy. The 2009 season at Alabama turned out to be one of the most memorable in program history, as the Tide compiled a perfect 14-0 mark and won the 2009 BCS National Championship by defeating Texas, 37-21, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Alabama earned a spot in the title game with a resounding 32-13 win over defending national champion Florida in the SEC Championship Game, as the Tide moved to No. 1 in both major polls. The SEC championship was the program's 22nd. On Dec. 12, 2009, more history was made for both Alabama and Saban when running back Mark Ingram became the first Heisman Trophy winner for both. Saban's 2009 squad also was prominent when it came to other honors, as Rolando McClain received the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and six players earned first-team AP All-America status — a college football record. After the perfect 2009 season concluded, Saban was presented with the first Bobby Bowden National Coach of the Year Award. In addition to the on-field success, the 2009 Tide active roster featured a nation's-best 13 players who had already graduated. That number increased to 22 players with degrees for the bowl game. Saban's first Alabama team finished 7-6 in 2007, but the 2008 season saw a vastly improved squad take the field. Saban's influence had taken hold in Tuscaloosa and – behind a small and united senior class along with a talented group of newcomers – the Tide returned to national prominence. Alabama developed a reputation as the most physical football team in the country and methodically dominated the competition. Saban produced the largest win increase from year one to year two in school history, as the Tide went from a seven-win team in 2007 to 12 wins in 2008. Alabama swept through the 2008 regular season schedule with a 12-0 record, moving to No. 1 in all of the polls and capturing the SEC Western Division Championship before falling late to Florida in a hard-fought SEC Championship Game. The team's efforts earned them a trip to the Allstate Sugar Bowl for the 13th time in school history. Saban was named the 2008 Home Depot Coach of the Year at the ESPN Awards Show and won several other national coach-of-the-year honors including the FWAA/Eddie Robinson, Associated Press, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Liberty Mutual. Lessons learned from the 2007 season – which was capped with a win over Colorado in the Independence Bowl – no doubt carried into spring and summer preparations for the 2008 run. The win also continued an impressive streak for Saban as he has yet to have a losing season as a college head coach. Of the six losses in 2007, none was by more than seven points. In addition to an improvement in the win column from the year prior, the 2008 signing class was rated by many analysts as the best in the country. Off the field, the focus on academics by Saban and his staff made an immediate impact, as the 2007 team put together one of the finest academic fall semesters in school history. The freshman class set a solid foundation for their future at Alabama as they led the way with an impressive combined grade-point average of 3.10 in the fall. Before arriving in Tuscaloosa, Saban's most recent college head coaching stint was a five-season run at LSU that produced a record of 48-16 (.750), one national championship (2003), two Southeastern Conference championships, three SEC Western Division championships, and a 3-2 record in bowl games with two Sugar Bowl victories and a Peach Bowl win. LSU constructed a 28-12 (.700) record against SEC opponents under Saban's guidance. He was named the 2003 National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and earned both the Paul W. "Bear" Bryant National Coach of the Year Award and the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award by the Football Writers Association of America. Saban was named SEC Coach of the Year twice (by The Birmingham News in 2001 and by the Associated Press in 2003) while at LSU. Saban took over the Alabama program after serving two seasons at the helm of the Miami Dolphins. Saban's teams showed marked improvement over the unit he inherited. Taking over a team that finished 4-12 in 2004, Saban led the 2005 Dolphins to a 9-7 record, the third-biggest turnaround in the NFL that season and the second-highest victory turnaround for a Dolphins team in any non-strike season. Most impressively, the Dolphins finished 2005 on a six-game winning streak to end the year, the longest streak in the NFL that season. Prior to his stint at Miami, Saban's impact on the LSU program transcended the success on the field. His commitment to building the total program, placing education first and instilling discipline with responsibility on and off the field transformed the Tigers into a force on the national stage. LSU produced 84 Academic All-SEC honorees in Saban's five seasons, including 25 members of the 2003 national championship squad. LSU's graduation rate for football players improved dramatically under his watch and two players – offensive tackle Rodney Reed (2002 and 2003) and offensive lineman Rudy Niswanger (2004) – earned first team Academic All-America honors. Linebacker Bradie James earned a postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation (2003). Saban also spearheaded a $15 million fundraising effort to construct a new academic center for student-athletes at LSU, and he and his players were active in community involvement in the Baton Rouge area, taking part in community service projects, visiting schools to mentor children, and taking time to visit local hospitals on a regular basis. More than 50 of Saban's LSU players earned their college degrees, in addition to 28 who were selected in the NFL draft (seven in both 2004 and 2006). Named head coach at LSU on Nov. 30, 1999, Saban led an immediate turnaround of a program that had suffered through seven losing seasons during the 1990s. His 48 victories over five seasons ranked third among Division I-A head coaches during that time. Saban, Paul Dietzel and current LSU head coach Les Miles are the only coaches in the program's history to post multiple 10-win seasons. Saban, Dietzel and Bernie Moore are the only head coaches in Tiger history to win two SEC titles. Saban's 2000 Tigers rebounded from two straight losing seasons to post an 8-4 record, capped by a 31-20 win over No. 15 Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Victories over Tennessee and Mississippi State highlighted that season, along with a key road win at Ole Miss. The 2001 Tigers improved to 10-3 overall and won the program's first outright SEC title since 1986 with a 31-20 win over second-ranked Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game. An impressive second half against the Volunteers was a trademark of Saban's coaching acumen, as LSU outscored the Vols 21-3 in the final half to erase a 17-10 deficit. They won the game despite the absence of starting quarterback Rohan Davey and running back LaBrandon Toefield. Sparked by one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, a unit that averaged 451.5 yards per game, the Tigers capped the 2001 season with a 47-34 defeat of Big Ten champion Illinois in the Sugar Bowl, LSU's first victory in a New Year's Day bowl game since 1968. Stifling defense was the trademark of the 2002 Tigers. LSU posted an 8-5 record and a second straight New Year's Day bowl appearance. The Tigers, who faced Texas in the Cotton Bowl, held opponents to under 275 yards per game through the season's first six games and scored a school-record 30 or more points in six straight games. LSU just missed winning a second consecutive SEC West title, as a last-minute comeback by Arkansas in the regular-season finale prevented LSU from another appearance in the SEC Championship Game. That LSU team overcame the midseason loss of starting quarterback Matt Mauck, free safety Damien James and Toefield in successive weeks to make a run at an SEC Western Division title. Saban's philosophy of "out of yourself and into the team" paid huge dividends in 2003. The Tigers produced a 13-1 record, won their second SEC championship and earned the school's second national championship with a squad that was among the nation's most dominant on both sides of the line of scrimmage. The LSU offense scored a school-record 475 points (33.9 per game) while holding 13 of 14 opponents to fewer than 20 points. LSU's defense ranked first nationally in points allowed per game (11.0) and total defense (252.0 yards per game). After a 7-1 start, LSU ended the season with six dominating victories by an average margin of 35-10. An impressive 34-13 victory over Georgia in the 2003 SEC title game paved LSU's way to an appearance in the BCS Championship Game against top-ranked Oklahoma. The Tigers produced a dominant defensive effort against the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl, limiting the Sooners to 154 yards of total offense in a 21-14 victory. Saban's final LSU team in 2004 overcame the loss of 13 players from the 2003 squad who went on to NFL rosters, posting a 9-3 record while producing the SEC's best rushing offense (200.7 yards per game). The Tiger defense ranked third nationally during the regular season in total defense (249.9 yards per game) and passing defense (145.4 yards per game), allowing only 15.9 points per contest. Over its final six games, the 2004 LSU defense allowed only 12 points in the second half on the way to a berth in the Capital One Bowl against Iowa – LSU's fourth consecutive January bowl berth (a first for the Tiger program). Saban served as head coach at Michigan State from 1995-99, his second stint at the East Lansing school as he also spent 1983-87 as the Spartans' defensive coordinator/secondary coach. After playing in only one bowl game in the previous four years, Michigan State made four postseason appearances in Saban's five years at the helm. Saban led MSU to a 34-24-1 (.585) record. In 1999, Saban led his final Spartans team to a No. 7 national ranking, finishing in a tie for second place in the Big Ten. The Spartans defeated Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in the same year for the first time since 1965 and recorded six wins at home for the first time since the 1912 season. The Spartans' performance that year landed them a spot in the Citrus Bowl. Michigan State led the Big Ten in rushing defense (77.0 ypg) and total defense (299.0 ypg) while ranking fifth nationally in rushing defense and 11th in total defense. The MSU offense averaged 31.0 points per game. Saban was the first coach in school history to put the Spartans in postseason bowl games in each of his first three seasons – as he led Michigan State to the Independence Bowl in 1995, the Sun Bowl in 1996 and the Aloha Bowl in 1997. Before Michigan State, Saban spent four seasons (1991-94) as defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns under head coach Bill Belichick. The Browns went from allowing the most points (462) in the NFL prior to Saban's arrival to allowing the fewest points (204) in the league in 1994, the sixth-fewest points surrendered in NFL history at the time. In each of Saban's four years guiding the Browns defense, they never permitted an average of more than 19.2 points per game. He built a reputation as one of the finest defensive coaches in the league and also was heavily involved in the team's player personnel and scouting process. Saban's first head coaching position came at the University of Toledo in 1990, as he guided the Rockets to a record of 9-2 that year, finishing as co-champions of the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets ranked among the NCAA leaders in both total defense (12th at 284.8 ypg) and scoring defense (16th at 16.2 ppg) and missed posting an undefeated record by a mere five points. Saban joined Toledo after serving as secondary coach with the Houston Oilers for two seasons under Jerry Glanville (1988-89), his first NFL coaching position. He quickly made an impact on the Oilers defense, as the team's secondary tied for fourth in the AFC in 1988 with 21 interceptions and then tied for second in the conference in 1989 with 22 picks. In his first stint at Michigan State, Saban served as secondary coach and defensive coordinator under George Perles from 1983-87. Saban played an integral part in helping the Spartans make three postseason bowl appearances, including a Big Ten championship in 1987 and a 20-17 victory over Southern California in the 1988 Rose Bowl. Michigan State led the nation in rushing defense in 1987, (61.2 ypg) and ranked second in scoring defense (12.4 ppg). A native of Fairmont, W. Va., Saban is a 1973 graduate of Kent State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business. He earned a master's degree in sports administration from Kent State in 1975. Born Oct. 31, 1951, Saban and his wife, the former Terry Constable, have two children, Nicholas and Kristen. They have been married for 44 years and are enjoying the company of their granddaughter, Amélie, a daughter-in-law Kelsé and son-in-law Adam Setas. Saban co-authored "Tiger Turnaround" in 2001, documenting his first two years at LSU. He then co-authored "How Good Do You Want to Be?" in 2005, a book that offers real-life principles for success at work and at home. In addition to their work as fundraisers for LSU's Student-Athlete Academic Center, the Sabans supported several charitable and civic projects in Louisiana. The largest of those efforts was with the Children's Miracle Network, for which Terry and Nick Saban raised more than $100,000 per year. At Michigan State, the Sabans started the Nick's Kids Foundation, which they have continued in Tuscaloosa, a vibrant example of their continuing concern for disadvantaged children. Since Nick and Terry arrived in Tuscaloosa, nearly $6 million has been distributed to students, teachers and children's causes at over 150 charities through the Nick's Kids Foundation. The Sabans also have played a big role in tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas. Immediately following the devastating storm on April 27, 2011, Nick and Terry visited shelters where they paid for and served meals to those in need. Through Nick's Kids, the Sabans joined with Project Team Up and Habitat for Humanity in helping to rebuild 15 homes lost in the tornado. After the Crimson Tide's 16th national championship in 2015, the Sabans began work on the 16th Habitat for Humanity home. With support and donations from the Sabans, St. Francis Catholic Church broke ground on the Saban Catholic Student Center. In receiving the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, Saban was awarded a $50,000 gift at the A-Day Game. He designated the gift for Nick's Kids, as well as an additional $20,000 gift for The University of Alabama scholarship fund. In June of 2008, the Sabans announced a $1 million gift to benefit Alabama's first-generation scholarship program. The gift has a special meaning to the Sabans, as both Nick and Terry were first-generation graduates.
Shawn Harper's path to the NFL is inspirational to say the least. Shawn had to repeat the first grade, was expelled twice for disciplinary problems, and left high school with a 1.62 cumulative GPA. His first year of junior college football, he didn't step onto the field for one play. He was told his whole life he would amount to nothing. Yet, Shawn played 7 years in the NFL for the Rams, the Houston Oilers, and the Indianapolis Colts. How? Today you'll just learn that, and how YOU can apply peak performance secrets from the NFL to help you unlock the next level in your life.
Former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Keith Cash joins former Chiefs offensive lineman Joe Valerio and sports writer Jeff Fedotin to discuss his famous touchdown against the Houston Oilers in the 1993 playoffs, other stories from his playing days and also break down the current Chiefs.
One of the most quotable personalities in NFL History, Bum Phillips is our featured man for this week. Serving in the US Marine Corps in World War II, he went on to coach several high school and college football programs before taking over the Houston Oilers in 1975. Phillips run was a feel good time for Houston football, with the “Luv ya Blue” Oilers. Listen in for his life story and career around the world of Pro Football.
Hosts Austin Huff and Jack Gentry are at the bottom of the NFL content well. However, that does not stop them from discussing how Ryan Tannehill and Mike Vrabel would fare in an NFL QB/HC Royal Rumble. Austin then goes into a wild statistical comparison between Tannehill and the Houston Oilers' legendary QB Warren Moon. Jack does his best to keep him in check. 102.5 The Game's Caroline Fenton joins the TUP to discuss her favorite Titans newcomers and impressions from minicamp. She also goes into detail on what it's like to work alongside Nashville's Hot Take Machine, Jared Stillman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Remember the guy who caused the fumble that Minnesota Viking Jim Marshall ran the wrong way against the 49ers in 1964? Michael Jackson sure does. That player would be Bill Butler, one of the many veteran NFL players Jackson has interviewed for his NFL history podcast and blog The Game Before the Money. His book of those interviews is The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL, available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and the University of Nebraska Press. His other works include a study of the 1979 Oilers, “Red, White, and Columbia Blue: Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers.” Jackson also co-hosts a Saturday morning radio show with Upton Bell from 10 to 11 on the SportsMap Radio Network, carried by about 70 stations nationwide. Furthermore, he is a veteran Strat-O-Matic player — and we all know how the cards and dice inspire us to delve more deeply into NFL history. His books, podcast and radio show are the perfect way to learn more about specific eras of the NFL to help inform your replay projects. He also recently received a development grant to conduct an oral history project with HBCU players like Hall of Fame Chief and Oiler Elvin Bethea. The Game Before the Money website: https://www.thegamebeforethemoney.com/ TGBTM radio show: https://www.sportsmapradio.com/shows/the-game-before-the-money/ Jackson's author page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jackson-Michael/e/B08PW2W3BJ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1656169229&sr=1-1 Bill Butler's story at TGBTM: https://www.thegamebeforethemoney.com/bill-butler-nfl-packers-cowboys-steelers-vikings/ Carl Eller remembers Jim Marshall's wrong-way fumble recovery: https://www.thegamebeforethemoney.com/cejm/
TJ reveals his list of the franchise Greatest of All-Time players for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Houston Oilers. Actor Michael Mando joins Rich in-studio to discuss his memorable role as Nacho Varga on ‘Better Call Saul,' reveals how he drew on his real-life experiences for the show's more emotional moments, discusses (as much as he's allowed to) how the series could wrap up, and picks his favorite alternate life outcome for Nacho if he'd going to see the vacuum repairman instead. Michigan alum Rich reacts to Ohio State trademarking the word “The.” Not a joke. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Winning Edge Shawn Harper In life, we often face difficulties and adversities. Often, these things make us better. We learn from our mistakes. For some, they view life as being “out to get them.” The perspective you take concerning adversity will determine if you are a winner or a loser in the game of life. Our guest today knows what it is like to face adversity. He grew up with adversity. He struggled through adversity. But today, Shawn Harper is widely known for his unconventional ways, as his life journey dictates, step by step, how he overcame so much persecution and obstacles, that society said he would never amount to anything. But, against all odds, he proved them all wrong. He from the playing the bench for an entire year in junior college, to playing seven years in the National Football League for the LA Rams, the Houston Oilers and the Indianapolis Colts. Shawn is the author of https://www.shawnharper.org/products/ (“The Winning Edge.”) Shawn is also an investor, CEO and founder of American Services and Protection in Columbus, Ohio, and Bridge Builders International. He serves on the board of King's Ransom Foundation. Shawn is actively involved in his church and is a loving husband, father and family man. Help me welcome to the program, NFL great, Shawn Harper! Shawn, it is an honor and privilege to have you on the program today! The first question I always start with is this. Can you tell us in your own words, who is “Aaron Shawn Harper? When did you drop the “Aaron” and start going simply by “Shawn?” You teach people about winning. What is the secret to winning that most people never grasp without someone, such as yourself, showing them this secret? My background in the Army, I did 12 years in the Cavalry and was also a drill sergeant, drill instructor. I know that you must train in the same environment and same intensity as you are going to fight. That is what makes us successful. You obviously did these things in football. When was “that moment” when you realized you could enjoy enduring the pain for the rewards of success in football? The gifts of God are supposed to flow THROUGH us and not just TO US. How do you help people to understand this concept in your coaching? You said, “Winners do what others won't do and winners do what others are not willing to do.” How has this type of attitude helped you in setting up your coaching business and how has this helped you to motivate your students to achieve success? In your NFL career, when did you come to decision to prepare a business for AFTER the NFL? When you decided to pursue the next level, did you hire a coach that could guide you towards your goals? Be it to the NFL and especially your business life after the NFL? How do you utilize, what you call, “leverage?” Explain what that term means and how you help others to “leverage” their way to success… You also discuss the habits elite level athletes use to win in business and life. Can you share a bit about those habits? Tell us about your book, https://www.shawnharper.org/products/ (“The Winning Edge.)” How can someone get a copy of your book, “The Winning Edge?” Shawn, I do appreciate your time to visit with us today. If someone wanted to get in touch with you, to ask a question, invite you to come out and speak at their church or event, or possibly to do an interview such as this, how can they do that? What's the best way to get in touch with you? I'll put links to all of this down below in the show notes. Folks, in the brief interview with former NFL great, Shawn Harper, now a successful business owner, speaker and coach, you've heard some things that I believe will help you to achieve the success you were destined and created for. I urge you to go down into the show notes and reach out to Shawn. Be sure to grab his book as he is offering to YOU, right now, for free on his website! Praise God! Just go down into the show notes and click...
Co-hosts David Udelf and Peter Lawson Jones welcome veteran NFL and collegiate football coaches Sherman Smith and Deland McCullough to the first-ever SPARK broadcast. Smith is a retired NFL running backs coach in a career that spanned 23 years with the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, and Seattle Seahawks. McCullough is the current running backs coach at the University of Notre Dame after three years with the Kansas City Chiefs and collegiate coaching stints at Miami University, USC, and Indiana, before landing with the Fighting Irish. Smith and McCullough will share their life and career stories that led them to a combined five trips to the Super Bowl and other impressive successes. Learn how they hurdled the career and life challenges enroute to their remarkable accomplishment as coaches and human beings. Let the journey begin!!
Dave catches up with retired NFL coach Wade Phillips, a Super Bowl winner and record holder for leading the most teams as Head Coach in NFL history. Together they reminisce about their time with the Houston Oilers, when Wade's legendary father Bum Phillips was the head coach and Dave was on the broadcast team, and the current state of Houston football.You'll never guess what is revealed about the relationship with historic rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and other behind the scenes stories of those iconic Luv Ya Blue Days.
Legendary Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon talks about how he got started in football, his decision to play in the CFL, and his fantastic career with the Houston Oilers. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is sponsored by the TownePlace Suites Waco Northeast. Author and oral historian Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money) hosts and produces the podcast. Learn more about the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at https://tshof.org. Be sure to follow the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
In this episode: Kent continues chatting with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, picking up with his resignation as a radio sportscaster. Patrick discusses how his radio and TV career gave him a background and platform that aided his political ascension; his early days as a free thinker in the Texas Senate; what prompted him to run for lieutenant governor; and the experiences that shaped his strong Christian faith. Patrick signs off with a tribute to his dear friend, the late Bum Phillips.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon joins Trey on this episode to talk about the impact he's had on current African-American NFL QBs, how he arrived at the University of Washington after being lightly recruited out of high school, how he became a superstar in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos, his transition to the Houston Oilers and becoming the highest paid player in the NFL, to losing to the Buffalo Bills in the 1992 Wild Card Game in the biggest comeback in NFL history, to his reaction to getting elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and to his current involvement in the NFT space.
Sometimes you just need to be around black women. The story that black women don't support each other is a myth. The story that we are infinitely strong and resilient is also a lie. Sometimes, you need to lay aside the strength and let go of the resilience and just take a pause. Take off the mask. Take off the armor. And just have a little banana pudding and peach cobbler. And a few adult beverages. And talk about the stuff that just makes you crazy without having to explain the backstory. About the Guests: Catherine Clack Born in Germany to an Army officer and elementary school teacher, Catherine joined the Rice University community in 1981 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from St. Edward's University in Austin. She began her career at Rice as an Assistant Director of Admission and recruited students from across the nation in that capacity for 5 years before becoming to become the Associate Director of Admission. In 1988, a gift from the ARCO Foundation made it possible for Rice to establish an Office of Minority Affairs, and Catherine was hired as its inaugural Director. In 1993, she earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, while still serving as Director of what is now known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduates with supervisory responsibility for the Offices of Student Success Initiatives & First Year Programs, Student Publications and University Bands, all while still serving as Director of Multicultural Affairs, where she works tirelessly to improve the Universities efforts at diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented communities. Her students call her “Lady Catherine” or “Lady C.” Dorothy Jones Dorothy is a High-Energy Executive Leader with multi-faceted and diverse background working with small-to-large companies, budgets, and teams. Proven business and analytical acumen for outperforming goals by establishing standards of operational excellence while applying sound judgment for strong decision making and accountability management. Accomplished in identifying untapped business opportunities, leading transformative change, and monetizing breakthrough insights. She is a recipient of ‘The Women of Visionary Influence' Mentor of the Year, ‘Grand Ogilvy' Outstanding Ad Research, ‘Silver Reggie' Lay's Playmaker/Subway Combo Challenge, ‘Silver Effie' Ad Effectiveness, Cheetos, and the ‘PepsiCo Chairman's Award.” Dorothy holds a BS in Finance from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lanier Robertson Lanier Robertson is a Human Resources Executive with 20+ years of people leadership experience in the chemicals industry. Since joining SABIC in 2019 as the Human Resources Leader of the Americas Region, her responsibilities have most recently grown to include global leadership of Future of Work and New Norm! Lanier is also proud to list among her accomplishments having survived 2 Pittsburgh, PA winters prior to joining SABIC. It was there she served as Vice President of Human Resources at Covestro, LLC where she was primarily responsible for the successful development and integration of the North American regional Human Resources function to support the success of the employees and the business following the carve-out from Bayer. She is regarded as a trusted advisor, business partner, coach and mentor to emerging HR professionals and executives across the globe. A true “Texan” born and raised, Lanier holds a BBA with honors, from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. The people function is her career passion, she is especially zealous about all things DIE&B! Joy Sewing The public outcry after the murder of George Floyd was a pivotal moment in history. In Houston, where Floyd was raised, the spotlight on culture also served as an opportunity for a new voice to emerge. Joy Sewing, a longtime Houston Chronicle lifestyle writer, became the paper's first culture columnist, writing personal stories that reflect the mood and character of one the nation's most ethnically diverse cities. The Houston native has earned her first Pulitzer Prize nomination for commentary for her heartfelt columns. The Houston native is the author of “Ava and the Prince: The Adventures of Two Rescue Pups,” a picture book about her own rescue boxer dogs. She is also the founder of Year of Joy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to spread joy to children from underserved communities Her Year of Joy Figure Skating Scholar program was launched in 2021 and provides free ice skating lessons to children. A former competitive ice skater, Joy became Houston's first African American figure skating coach while in college. Joy is also an adjunct journalism professor at University of Houston and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Veronique Shipley VeroniQue was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and traveled extensively with her family and a Father that served in the Air Force. She ultimately found her roots in Houston, TX and went on to dance professionally for the Houston Oilers as a Derrick Doll (5-Years) and the Houston Rockets as a Power Dancer (8-Years)~ VeroniQue held the Title of Miss Black Houston and Miss Southeast Texas and continues to work with contestants within the Miss America local pageant system. VeroniQue has worked in Commercial Real Estate for 11 years and has now taken the leap to start her own Real Estate business, VJS Holdings, LLC. With her experience and certification, VeroniQue is able to offer her clients both Commercial and Residential Real Estate services and expertise. Adding to that unique combination is her experience as a project manager enabling her to take her client from land purchase, through build, to sale. As she says, “You dream it. I bring it!” Cheryl Vienna Cheryl Vienna is an actress, model, and business executive Act I -An Executive leader in the Aerospace industry for Rolls Royce, Lockeed Martin Aeronautics and Pratt and Whitney (in Singapore) Act II - Sought after Commercial Actress, print model, Jazz saxophone player, and 12 year breast cancer survivor. Recent National commercials include Paychex and Floor and Decor. She also is the executive producer of an award-winning documentary Sunshine, Noodles and Me, which was filmed in Malaysia and Singapore as well as domestically. About the Host: Laurel Rutledge's human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women's leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She's achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She's also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thank you for listening! Thank you so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? 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#WinnersWin #MotivationMonday Bum Phillips great Houston Oilers coach to motivate his team said "Fellas give 100% : then a little bit more" In this hyper competitive world; you need that consistent edge to win consistently ; & to scale # JohnHansen illustrates Helping Blue-Collar Businesses Seize Their Once-in-a-Century Opportunity Talks about #leadership, #readinglist, #customerservice, #customerdiscovery, and #customerexperience
In this second installment of the WHM2022 series, you will meet my Fierce Five! These are the women who came into my life during transitions. High School to College. International grad School. Post grad school work. Big city moves. But there was just something about a shared spirit and a common connection. And, my common connection built their common. Who said women cant be FIERCE and FRIENDLY? About the Guests: Suzanne Anderson Suzanne Anderson is an experienced Senior Talent professional with broad competencies developed while supporting multiple business units, service lines and geographies in professional services and consulting organizations. She's been in the talent organization at EY for almost 20 years and is currently the Strategic Talent Consultant for the National Tax Infrastructure business unit. In her current role, she serves as business partner, advisor and coach to senior leaders on strategies for performance and development, retention, total rewards, employee relations, and change management. Suzanne has been recognized for her significant contributions in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky communities and has served on several boards and committees. Her passion is revitalizing playgrounds, parks and green spaces in urban core neighborhoods, supporting kids and families in need, and feeding programs. A native Texan and longtime friend of Laurel's, she lives in Covington, Kentucky with her husband Jeff, her son Carter, and Westie dog, Lady Bird. Valaree Tisa Hawkins Valaree Tisa Hawkins was born in Odessa, Texas. She attended Permian High School (Mojo) and graduated in 1986 where she was the first black female president of a senior class. Tisa received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Special education is near and dear to her heart. She was a special education teacher for nine years. After that, she was an assistant principal and principal for a total of ten years. She had an opportunity to return to special education a few years ago and is currently serving as a special education supervisor for the Ector County Independent School District. Tisa is passionate about community service. She has been a member of the Junior League of Odessa, Inc. since 1998. In 2007-2008 she led the organization as its first and only black president. Tisa is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and has held several leadership roles in her local chapter, including president. Tisa does her best to live by a quote from Dr. Maya Angelou which states, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Angela Landrum Angela Landrum currently serves as the Principal Consultant for Assessment Systems at the Colorado Department of Education. She led the design and implementation of the 2009 Colorado Academic Standards revision process, and led the Colorado Race to the Top Program. In 2013 Angela developed the Colorado Assessment Literacy Program which includes online professional learning modules and a workshop series on developing high-quality classroom assessments. Currently she is leading the development of the performance assessment component of the Colorado Graduation Guidelines Menu of Assessment Options. Angela has been in the classroom at the preschool, high school, and university levels, and has served in executive leadership roles in the university and non-profit sectors. She holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and a M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Lela Panagides Lela Panagides provides organizational change consulting and HR advisory services to some of the most admired global companies. Recognized for her deep resolve and unwavering passion to create environments where everyone can contribute and thrive, Lela harnesses the power of design thinking, service excellence, and authentic communication to help individuals and organizations develop pathways to solve complex problems, strengthen performance, and build capacity. Lela has consistently been rated as an influential community leader, speaker, and educator on topics ranging from manager effectiveness to mindfulness at work, from corporate leaders to first responders. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and was a featured speaker at the Electronic Security Expo. Lela believes service to others is paramount. She is Board President of Rapid Response Housing Solutions, an all-volunteer nonprofit focused on preventing homelessness in North County San Diego. She was a founding member of the The Springfield Area Coalition for Responsibility, Equity and Dignity and gives her time and financial resources to various nonprofits such as the San Diego Zoo, Project Concern International (PCI), the Environmental Defense Fund and the NAACP. In 2013, she was recognized with the Most Influential Women Award by the Springfield Business Journal. Veronique Shipley VeroniQue was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and traveled extensively with her family and a Father that served in the Air Force. She ultimately found her roots in Houston, TX and went on to dance professionally for the Houston Oilers as a Derrick Doll (5-Years) and the Houston Rockets as a Power Dancer (8-Years)~ VeroniQue held the Title of Miss Black Houston and Miss Southeast Texas and continues to work with contestants within the Miss America local pageant system. VeroniQue has worked in Commercial Real Estate for 11 years and has now taken the leap to start her own Real Estate business, VJS Holdings, LLC. With her experience and certification, VeroniQue is able to offer her clients both Commercial and Residential Real Estate services and expertise. Adding to that unique combination is her experience as a project manager enabling her to take her client from land purchase, through build, to sale. As she says, “You dream it. I bring it!” About the Host: Laurel Rutledge's human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women's leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. 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In this episode on The Coaching Podcast, Emma Doyle and Tina Samara interview Business Executive and former football quarterback, Oliver Luck. When Oliver was the Athletic Director at West Virginia University he hired Tina Samara to be the Women's Head Tennis Coach and they have formed a unique bond ever since. Therefore, Tina tag teams with Emma to carry out the extended interview and gain some valuable insights around the importance of travel and learning from the past. Oliver shares one of his favourite and famous quotes that he lives by, which is; "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." When you study the past, you can learn to create the future. What does Oliver Luck think makes a great coach? Someone who has; Love - love your sport, your players, Knowledge - you do need to teach fundamentals. Energy - you need a lot of energy to get up for practice not just on game day! This was a really fun and interesting episode, as well as some great messages for parents, so we hope you enjoy listening to Oliver Luck. Oliver Francis Luck is an American business executive and former football quarterback. He was the CEO and Commissioner of the XFL until it suspended operations due to the pandemic. Prior to that, he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University (WVU), his alma mater, and an executive with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in charge of the organization's regulatory functions. Luck is a retired American football player who spent five seasons in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers (1982–1986). He was also the first president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo of Major League (MLS). Under his watch, the Dynamo won the MLS Cup in 2006 and 2007. Oliver has three children who all played US College sports and one of his sons, Andrew Luck, was the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback. Check out the promotional clips on YouTube as well: https://youtu.be/R0wK5elYEws https://youtu.be/nEA_CIOz2w8 https://youtu.be/x2zmddT9FFM https://youtu.be/LhioUVjG_Oo https://youtu.be/TLLjZy22SnU Thank you for listening. Also, if you are interested in finding out more about US College Sports, please check out our sponsor: www.transitioncoach4athletes.com
Super Bowl LVI is almost here, Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta are ready to give out their predictions but first reaction to the big trades at the NBA deadline. Parlay Kid and Harry agree that Brooklyn Nets got better by adding Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond (and draft picks) as James Harden once again played his way off a team. Cousin Sal reminds everyone to join the Cash or Splash Challenge- you could win money but you may also end up drinking Harry's brother Scott's bathwater. The guys make their Super Bowl bets as Harry finds an interesting stat of the Bengals against the NFC. Sal isn't so sure he believes in it but Harry says the numbers don't lie! Harry accuses Parlay Kid of having a bromance with Sean McVay. Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta also give out their favorite prop bets, first touchdown picks and will we see a scoragami? Then NFL Hall of Famer, former Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon joins the show to discuss his career, playing in big games and his Super Bowl prediction for Super Bowl LVI. Finally, the guys close things out making their Sharp Tank picks as Harry just causes more confusion with his bet.
In 1996, the Houston Oilers played their final season in the Lone Star state as they were moving to the Volunteer state the next year. Greg Pogue was with the team as it all unfolded with some great stories on the transition Brought to you by our friends at Wilson County Hyundai
Former SMU and Houston Oilers receiver Jerry LeVias talks about the struggle of becoming the first scholarship African-American football player in the old Southwest Conference, the advice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave him, the enduring influence of his parents, and the triumphant moment that still haunts him.
My guest on today's episode of TAO-Living is a Former NFL All-Pro. Actor. Playwright. Speaker. Leadership Trainer. National Bestselling Author. Bo Eason started his career in the NFL as a top pick for the Houston Oilers. Continuing on with the San Francisco 49ers, during his career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation. After his football career ended, he branched out into acting and wrote a one-man play called Runt of the Litter that went to Broadway. Now, as a speaker and leadership coach, he trains some of the most successful people in the world—athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, C-suite execs—on how to communicate for maximum impact and success. His book, There's No Plan B for Your A-Game, Be the Best in the World at What You Do, is a NATIONAL BESTSELLER! The book debuted on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and was named one of the 4 Hottest New Books of Fall 2019 by Inc. Magazine! Take Bo's challenge, 'Choose Your Story and Scale Your Business Feb 1-3, 2022 Text - CHALLENGE To: 323-310-5504 A few of the talking points we cover...* What it takes to be the BEST * What will you eliminate? * Great people are made by demanding circumstances and more.
CINCINNATI -- The AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday have their ninth chance to win a playoff game since their last postseason win on Jan. 6, 1991, a 41-14 rout of the Houston Oilers at Riverfront Stadium. The opportunity comes against the Las Vegas Raiders, the same franchise - two cities removed - that started the eight-game losing streak over 31 years and two days. On Jan. 13, 1991, the Bengals lost to Bo Jackson and the Raiders at the L.A. Coliseum, 20-10. They then lost to the Steelers in Jan. 2006, the Jets in Jan. 2010, the Texans in Jan. 2012 and '13, the Chargers in Jan. 2014, the Colts in Jan. 2015 and the Steelers again in Jan. 2016. What do the Bengals have to do this Saturday to stop the madness? Trags is joined by Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson to discuss:Joe Burrow's big-game pedigree.Burrow vs. Raiders DC Gus BradleyJoe Mixon's role Handling Maxx Crosby and Yannick NgakoueZac Taylor's game managementLou Anarumo's defensePrediction
In this episode, Wellington is joined by special guest Johnny Meads, a former linebacker in the NFL for the Houston Oilers and Washington Redskins. They discuss their thoughts before the CFP National Championship with Alabama and Georgia and their initial expectations of the key x-factors, Kirby Smart's strategy and Ohio State's impressive offensive shootout win against Utah plus CJ Stroud's upside. In the second half, they discuss Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase's consistent chemistry along with the Bengals winning their division and finally they give their thoughts on the Cardinals and Cowboys' outlook before the postseason and Antonio Brown's dramatic departure from the Buccaneers.
Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, who spent his career with the Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks, joins Rodney Peete and Eric Dickerson. They discuss Warren's difficult path into the NFL, his impact on other black quarterbacks that played in the NFL after him, and his thoughts on the best quarterbacks in the NFL today.
In episode four, Cody Carlson, former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers, joins Norris and Julie and shares how his faith anchored him through several game-changing moments in his life. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thegamechangerpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thegamechangerpodcast/support
Episode 2 has arrived, folks! Today's guests are NFL Players Association Baltimore Chapter Harry Swayne and Vice President Charles Banks. Harry is a 4x Super Bowl Champion. He won back to back Super Bowls with the John Elway led Denver Broncos in 1997 & 1998. Harry signed in Baltimore in 1999 and won his first Super Bowl in 2000 with the Ravens as a Right Tackle and won his second championship with Baltimore as an executive on Ozzie Newsome's staff in 2012. Charles is a retired NFL Running Back who played for the Warren Moon led Houston Oilers in 1986 and the Eric Dickerson led Colts in 1987. Charles is a great friend and one of the best correctional officers I've ever worked beside. Harry and Charles covered a wide range of topics during our talk. They addressed the disconnect between retired players from Baltimore and their Chapter of the Players Association, the benefits that former players can utilize to their advantage, and their initiatives to bring former players from the city of Baltimore back to the PA to help participate in future events. They also speak upon the issues of locker room issues in their playing days and the current NFL locker rooms between staff and players in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Enjoy!
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