Drew Bledsoe on Being No. 1 Overall, Brady, Romo, The Bills & Making Wine
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Drew Bledsoe joins Trey this week to discuss being No. 1 overall to the New England Patriots in the 1993 NFL Draft, playing for both Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells, losing his starting job in New England to Tom Brady, why he has so much respect for Brady and his latest Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, losing his starting job in Dallas to Tony Romo, how much he enjoyed playing with the Buffalo Bills, his Doubleback Wine business, and why it was the perfect post football career.
On Episode 145 we dive into the Mindset of a Champion, with our special guest The NFL Legend "Drew Bledsoe" (2x Super Bowl and 4x Pro Bowler).We dive into the principles that a champion must follow in order to succeed in life or in any venture.Drew Bledsoe was not only a great quarterback, he took his leadership skills off the field and built a successful wine company (Doubleback). Integrate the principles that are highlighted in this podcast and start leading from the front. Join us for this powerful conversation and as always, listen at your own risk.Check out our Youtube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/manofwarIf You are ready to make a change in your life and enter an elite brotherhood of warrior minded men go watch the powerful documentary and apply at: https;//www.menofwarcrucible.comFor all show notes and podcast catalog along with more information on the Man of War Movement go to https://www.manofwar.live
Joining the Huddle this week is NFL Qb Drew Bledsoe. The First pick in the 1993 draft. Drew helped improve the fortunes of the Patriots, who had fallen on hard times. During his tenure as starting quarterback, the Patriots ended a seven-year postseason drought, qualified for the playoffs four times, and made one Super Bowl appearance. He also made it to three Pro Bowls. Drew suffered a near-fatal injury early in the 2001 season; he got hit by New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis and suffered a sheared blood vessel in his chest, which almost resulted in his death. This terrible injury leads to his backup Tom Brady becoming the team's starter. He could not regain his starting position for the remainder of the season due to Brady's success; Bledsoe subsequently played three seasons with the Bills. He made a fourth Pro Bowl appearance, and two with the Dallas Cowboys, before retiring during the 2007 offseason. Upon his retirement from the NFL in 2007, Drew Bledsoe "doubled back" to his hometown of Walla Walla, Washington, to realize a long-held dream. Drew and his wife, Maura, purchased a piece of property on the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley and subsequently launched Doubleback, https://doubleback.com, as an estate-focused winery to craft America's best Cabernet Sauvignon. Drew had long been planning for this moment during his years playing football, and success came immediately as the first vintage earned a spot in Wine Spectator's Top 100 List.
93: 'Matt Talks Wine & Stuff with Interesting People Episode 87: Drew Bledsoe
Matt Talks Wine & Stuff with Interesting People
You want an interesting journey into wine, consider Drew Bledsoe! He went from Pro Bowl quarterback to making killer Cabernet and Syrah in Walla Walla. We discuss him finding his second act in life after football, making wine in Washington and what the 1961 Giacomo Conterno tastes like.
168: Drew Bledsoe, from Pro Football to Wine Estates
Invest Like a Boss
Upon his retirement from the NFL in 2007, Drew Bledsoe "doubled back" to his hometown of Walla Walla, Washington to realize a long held dream. Drew and his Wife, Maura, purchased a piece of property on the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley AVA and subsequently launched Doubleback as an estate focused winery with the goal of crafting America's best Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant, true to varietal way. Drew had long been planning for this moment during his years playing football and success came immediately as the very first vintage earned a spot in Wine Spectator's Top 100 List. Drew hired Josh McDaniels, now CEO & Director of Winemaking, away from Figgins Family Wine Estates where he had trained for almost a decade under their longtime mentor and friend, Chris Figgins. Josh, also a Walla Walla native, has been named a "Washington Prodigy" and a "Game Changer of Washington Wine" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The collaboration between Drew and Josh is a competitive partnership that pushes them to continue the pursuit of perfection in Cabernet Sauvignon every day. Doubleback remains a small, family owned winery located on the southern edge of Walla Walla in its new home that was completed in 2018. The winery has four estate vineyards all located in the Walla Walla Valley and all unique to the other. Each vineyard is sustainably certified and farmed by its own incredible farming crew that is an integral part of the team. The team welcomes it's mailing list customers by appointment only daily. Listen to ILAB 168 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Sri Lanka / IG @johnnyfdk Sam Marks – Thailand / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz - Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: Our CrowdGet access to invest directly, easily and early in pre-IPO companies with OurCrowd. Sign up free now Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: Bledsoe Wine Estates Bledsoe|McDaniels Doubleback Bledsoe Family Winery Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamps: 10:42 – When did you know you wanted to go into the wine business? 13:20 – Has Walla Walla always been producing really good wines? 16:30 – What kind of investment advice is given to young athletes? 21:20 – Have you had other crazy investment proposals during your career? 24:58 – How was the transitioning for the NFL to the Wine Estates? 29:05 – How did you start with Doubleback once you retired? 31:06 – Did you know the economics of the wine business? 34:15 – Why do you think a lot of winery businesses fail? 40:06 – What are the future plans for the estates? 44:08 – Do you see this business staying in the family? 50:26 – Sam and Derek review If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.
Former New England Patriots QB and the #1 pick in the 1993 NFL draft, Drew Bledsoe joins the podcast to talk about music, football and his winery. Visit the companion playlist listing all the tracks discussed in the podcast on Spotify here: https://sptfy.com/561o
A Hypothetical Adventure in Drew Bledsoe not getting an injury in 2001
Hypothetical Adventures in Sports History
In 2001, Drew Bledsoe went down during the New York Jets in the second game of the NFL regular season. This opened the door for the QB who was the 199th pick from the 2000 draft. What happened next is history. Tom Brady went on to win six Superbowls, including one in his first year as a starter. He became a legend and possibly the greatest of all time. But what if Bledsoe never hurt himself on that play?Shootaround: Serge shares his aspiration to be an elderly YMCA hooper, we talk about the NBA bubble and briefly touch on the NCAA and the college football season (or lack thereof).