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Rich Take On Sports

Host Richmond Weaver explores the influence and impact of sports through conversations with personalities and luminaries who have been impacted, built, and inspired by the role of sports in their lives as they share their personal stories.

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Episode 13: Connor Shaw | NFL and Former South Carolina QB

Episode 13: Connor Shaw | NFL and Former South Carolina QB Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Connor Shaw Was recently released by the Chicago Bears only to receive a Facetime call from the Bears Offensive Coordinator driving back to Greenville, SC that Mark Sanchez was hurt and he needed to return to the Bears Had an advantage by having his dad as a football coach Basketball was actually his favorite sport growing up in Georgia Was Florida Gator fan as he always felt he wanted to be different Looked up to Brett Favre and Drew Brees Once in a lifetime opportunity to play for his dad in high school Best memories was watching film with his dad after Friday night games His dad and Steve Spurrier are very similar Dad offered advice to leave high school early and enroll at University of South Carolina and it was difficult for him to be there instead of being in high school No regrets for leaving high school early Feels that everyone needs to have a “Why” Connor would have debates with Coach Steve Spurrier but having success with him is something that he will cherish forever Was definitely nervous in some games but not scared Loved playing in front of the crowd for the University of South Carolina Playing with a chip on your shoulder is somewhat exhausted Josh McCown has helped him tremendously Injuries can affect your confidence but he doesn’t want to be a product of circumstances Words of Wisdom: “Never get ahead of yourself & stay in concrete in the moment” Weekly Words of Wisdom: “Success isn’t something that just happens, success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.” – Sparky Anderson, Hall of Fame MLB Manager Social Media: Follow Connor Shaw On Twitter: @cmshaw14 Follow Connor Shaw on Instagram: @cmshaw9 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports

41mins

7 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 66: Jon Gordon | Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant

Episode 66: Jon Gordon | Best-Selling Author and Leadership Consultant Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Jon Gordon Felt that he was meant to write the story of former Cornell University Lacrosse player George Boiardi outlined in the book, “The Hard Hat”, who was tragically killed during a lacrosse game Played multiple sports in high school focusing on basketball and football but eventually focused on lacrosse his senior season and was then recruited to play at Cornell Considered playing both football and lacrosse at Cornell but realized quickly that he might not get any playing time in either sport if he tried to play both Thought he wanted to be a politician but after losing the Atlanta City Council election he realized that his path would be different While many people know him as Mr. Positivity, he is by nature not a truly positive person and has to work daily to be positive The only time he has been star struck when speaking to sports teams and athletes was his first speaking opportunity with the Jacksonville Jaguars Grew up admiring the New York Yankees and players like Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles, Thurman Munson He’s a big fan of Herschel Walker, who made a big impression on him after getting his autograph but was very disappointed when Tony Dorsett didn’t give him an autograph Hard for him to decide who is basketball’s greatest player of all-time and likes appreciating each great player from specific eras but if he has to pick he thinks LeBron James is the greatest Understands that God is control of his path and never imagined that his journey would be like his now Learned through sports to not let the opinions of others define you, not to let rejection define you but let it refine you Words of Wisdom from Jon Gordon: “Love. Serve. Care.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Jon Gordon on Twitter: @JonGordon11 To Follow Jon Gordon on Instagram: @jongordon11 To Follow Jon Gordon on Facebook: Jon Gordon To Learn More About Jon Gordon, His Books and Podcast: Jon Gordon Website Featured Image Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas | USA TODAY Sports

35mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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Dawn Staley | South Carolina Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Rich Spotlight: Dawn StaleySports was a neighborhood function growing up and she was always competitive and had to be competitive in her household being the youngest of 5Always been attracted to basketball and became better at earlier and could play year round and wanted to get on the big boy courtHank Gathers, Bo Kimble played in her neighborhood and once she got on the big boy court she stuck because of her passing game. Could see the game differently at an earlier ageHas always been viewed as Tomboy but any type of verbal abuse strengthened herDebbie Ryan at the University of Virginia starting recruiting her in the 9th gradeStill guarded and hard to earn her trust but once you’re in then you’re in for lifeTrust is a huge factor and she needs the relationship with recruitsBalances her harshness as a coach with loveShe’s a builder and likes creating building strong foundationsNo desire to coach a men’s team as she wants to develop young players to reach the WNBAWords of Wisdom from Dawn Staley:“The disciplined person can do anything.”“You have to do what you don’t want to do, to get what you want.”Social Media:To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesportsTo Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaverTo Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsportsTo Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsportsTo Follow Dawn Staley on Twitter: @dawnstaleyTo Follow Dawn Staley on Instagram: @staley05To Learn more information about South Carolina Athletics: GamecocksFeatured Image Photo Credit: University of South Carolina Athletics

30mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Bill Curry | 2x Super Bowl Champion, Coach, Speaker, & Author

Episode 99: Bill Curry | 2x Super Bowl Champion, Coach, Speaker, & Author Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Bill Curry Continues to focus on working out each day even after 5 shoulder surgeries through his career Hated football and went out for football only because that’s how you got a date and was scared of football and wanted to quit Had 2 goals in life at 12-years old: Marry Carolyn Newton Pitch for the NY Yankees Fell in love with football while playing for Don Shula at the age of 25 Became to obsessive about football and it impacted his personal life Every QB that he ever played with required the snap a different way Selfishly enjoyed playing more than coaching but loved all of the players he coached and still hears from players today Regrets not spending enough time with his family during his playing and coaching days 11 years with ESPN – 20 games per year and he and Carolyn have been involved with over 700 football games together Didn’t like Lombardi as a player and regretted ever saying that and asked his forgiveness while Vince was on his death bed Words of Wisdom from Bill Curry: “Love God with all your mind, all your heart, all your strength, and all your soul.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Bill Curry on Twitter: @coachbillcurry To Learn more information about Bill Curry: Bill Curry Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Curry via Twitter

40mins

25 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 88: John O’Donnell | Johnnie-O Clothing Brand Founder

Episode 88: John O’Donnell | Johnnie-O Clothing Brand Founder Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: John O’Donnell Grew up in the midwest with 6 brothers and sisters and still misses the midwest but has fully embraced the California lifestyle Introduced to golf at an early age and realized that golf was an avenue for him to compete Fell in love with UCLA as a kid after his family moved to California for a couple of years Walked-on the UCLA golf team and would move back to the midwest to start a career in tv/radio ad sales Eventually worked with the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox before taking an opportunity in Los Angeles with the Golf Channel A good friend had a logo concept that John thought would be a great idea as the logo for a preppy west coast clothing brand Never wanted to call the brand Johnnie-O but family and friends convinced him that the name was a natural fit and the iconic logo with the surfer dude and paddleboard made the brand complete John is still amazed that the company now has 60 employees and the brand is carried in over 1,200 shops but he doesn’t forget the early days of trunk shows in living rooms Staying humble in sports has carried over into the development of Johnnie-O and he continues to learn more about the fashion industry and business each day Words of Wisdom from John O’Donnell: “Give it a shot and always keep things in perspective.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Johnnie-O on Twitter: @johnnieO To Follow Johnnie-O on Instagram: @johnnieobrand To Purchase Johnnie-O clothing: Johnnie-O Featured Image Photo Credit: Johnnie-O | Instagram

51mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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Nathan Whitaker | New York Times Bestselling Author and Speaker

Episode 98: Nathan Whitaker | New York Times Bestselling Author & Speaker Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Nathan Whitaker Has always enjoyed speaking and when he worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers he was involved in speaking within the community He feels that its energizing to speak and really likes connecting with people Has always loved sports and as a kid, he would ride his bike to watch University of Florida Gators games Recruited by Duke for baseball and walked-on at Duke for football Went to law school and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School Never thought he wanted to have a career in sports and went to law school because he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do #1 trait is competitiveness Felt convicted to write Tony Dungy’s book and always appreciated Tony’s witness during times of the circus but Tony didn’t want to write a book and it took about 3-years to convince him Jamie’s death was the tipping point for Tony to agree to write the book with Nathan Took him 24 days to write the first book, “Quiet Strength” with Tony Tony told the publishers that either Nathan writes the book or there’s no book Nathan still has a lot of self-doubt during every project Billy Donovan is someone he would like to write for and he would also like to get out sports Words of Wisdom from Nathan Whitaker attributed to former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Chuck Knoll: “Stubbornness is a virtue if you’re right.” “Leaving the game plan is a sign of panic and panic is not in our game plan.” “Champions are Champions not because they do the extraordinary things but because they do the ordinary things better than anybody else.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Nathan Whitaker on Twitter: @NathanWhitaker To Follow Nathan Whitaker on Instagram: @nwhitbooks To Learn more information about Nathan Whitaker: Nathan Whitaker Featured Image Photo Credit: Nathan Whitaker

49mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Sean Foley | PGA Tour Golf Coach and Instructor

Episode 95: Sean Foley | PGA Golf Coach and Instructor Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Sean Foley Biggest mantra when coaching is very similar to a physician, “do no harm” Coaching is also like being a tailor as you have to tailor to the specific person rather than a cookie cutter approach Golf is the best microcosm of life because it’s just you and golf parallels life Pressure comes from within and we’re all just fighting that other person in our own head The defining moment for him for coaching was when he started coaching Stephen Ames Has now been coaching Justin Rose for 10-years Biggest thing learned from coaching Tiger Woods is just the simple fact that he played at such a high level for such a long time Favorite music is hip-hop where street poetry is infused over jazz beats Words of Wisdom from Sean Foley: “Be a Pro.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Find out more information about Foley Performance Academy: Eagles Dream To Find out more information about Revolution Golf: Revolution Golf Featured Image Photo Credit: Golf Channel

50mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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Matt Stover | 19-year NFL Veteran Kicker & 2x Super Bowl Champion

Episode 97: Matt Stover | 19-year NFL Veteran Kicker & 2x Super Bowl Champion Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Matt Stover Co-founded the Player’s Philanthropy Fund which that enables athletes, entertainers and other philanthropists to create a dedicated fund that can accept tax-deductible contributions in support of any qualified charitable mission Has always been a hard worker even with somewhat of a privileged childhood Never wanted to have any regrets in life and Jeremiah [21:11] has been an impactful verse in his life In 1992, he suffered a herniated disk but continued to kick until he finally gave everything to God and his career took off in 1993 Would help the Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV Has always believed that the NFL was a quick start to life but not a means to an end Was more intimidated at home games when everything was very quiet and he could hear other players talking directly to him He would practice pressure kicks in practice and ask teammates to make it very hard for him to concentrate and Tony Siragusa dropped his pants in front him during one practice He doesn’t miss the mental grind of the game these days Realized that his purpose was bigger than just being a kick during Super Bowl XLIV vs the New Orleans Saints when he missed the last kick of his career and still pointed up to God giving him praise which led to people talking about God Words of Wisdom from Matt Stover: “God loves you no matter what and his grace is sufficient which gives you freedom.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Player’s Philanthropy Fund on Instagram: @playersphilanthropyfund To Find out more information about Player’s Philanthropy Fund: Player’s Philanthropy Fund Featured Image Photo Credit: Dew Point Media

52mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 92: Deebo Samuel | South Carolina All-SEC All-Purpose Player & WR

Episode 92: Deebo Samuel | South Carolina All-SEC All-Purpose Player & WR Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Deebo Samuel Always dreamed of playing football on TV and fell in love with the Garnet and Black of South Carolina at an early age Basketball was his first love but things began to excel for him on the football in the 11th grade Committed to South Carolina during a recruiting visit but waited several days before he told his mom The university helped him grow and mature as a man and will forever will grateful for his time there It was a tough decision not to play in the Belk Bowl but after talking with his parents and Coach Muschamp, all agree that it is in his best interest to prepare for the NFL Draft Words of Wisdom from Deebo Samuel: “Never stop doing what you put your mind to anything is possible.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Deebo Samuel on Twitter: @Uno_Captain To Follow Deebo Samuel on Instagram: @uno_captain Featured Image Photo Credit: WDEF

31mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Tajh Boyd | Former Clemson University All-American Quarterback

Episode 93: Tajh Boyd | Former Clemson University All-American Quarterback Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Tajh Boyd Biggest thing for a QB is to get into a rhythm and throughout his career, he always needed to take a hit to calm his nerves He’s been playing football since he was 7-years old but at first didn’t like football His dad was always pushing him as a QB and got him a book by Donovan McNabb and Jeff Trickey’s QB video So many athletes come from his hometown area of Hampton, VA like Bruce Smith, Ronald Curry, Alonzo Mourning, Cam Chancellor, Allen Iverson, DeAngelo Hall Feels that he was always willing to put in the work to be a better QB because he didn’t feel that he was as talented as others First offer was from Boston College but his last visit was to Clemson and it felt like home even though he told Ohio St. that he was going to play for the Buckeyes He feels that the true pivotal moment in Clemson football recently was the embarrassing loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl 70-33 Transition from playing football to life without playing the game that he fell in love with has been a very tough challenge and one that he continues to go through Words of Wisdom from Tajh Boyd: “If you’re not healthy you can’t help anyone else.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Tajh Boyd on Twitter: @TajhB10 To Follow Deebo Samuel on Instagram: @tajhboyd10 Featured Image Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America

57mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #10

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Steak Shapiro | Atlanta’s Longest Running Sports Talk Radio Host

Episode 96: Steak Shapiro | Atlanta’s Longest Running Sports Talk Radio Host Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Steak Shapiro Has learned that people are passionate and emotional about food and sports Friends are amazed that he has been talking the same smack for over 40 years and is getting paid for it Grew up in Boston and lived and breathed the local sports teams even though his family was not a big sports family Knew early on as a child that he wanted to be in sports talk radio and convinced a local station to let him be on the air at 13-years old Attended Tulane University and eventually secured a job in Atlanta, however, he was fired shortly after moving to Atlanta Secured an investment of $1 million dollars to start his own radio station at the age of 29-years old and would eventually sell 790 The Zone 17 years later Has always been fascinated with food and decided to start Atlanta Eats to showcase local restaurants in Atlanta and ultimately founded another company Bread n Butter Content Studio Alabama winning the SEC Championship with Jalen Hurts and Atlanta United galvanizing the city of Atlanta are two great sports stories Words of Wisdom from Steak Shapiro: “Be in the moment without focusing on the next thing and work hard.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Steak Shapiro on Twitter: @steakshapiro To Follow Steak Shapiro on Instagram: @steakshapiro To Find out more information about Atlanta Eats: Atlanta Eats To Find out more information about Bread n Butter Content: Bread n Butter Featured Image Photo Credit: Atlanta Eats

51mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 90: Scott Shapiro | Vice President, Fox Sports Radio

Episode 90: Scott Shapiro | Vice President, Fox Sports Radio Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Scott Shapiro Still feels amazing to be in Los Angeles working in radio even though it took a leap of faith moving from the east coast with a pregnant wife The promise of the opportunity with Fox Sports Radio of working with the brand and the people has been even more than he could have imagined Grew up in Minneapolis and loves all Minnesota teams even though they seem to always disappoint Knew early on that he wanted to be on the business side of things within radio Attended Emory University in Atlanta and eventually took a job with ESPN for a short period of time before moving back to Atlanta to work at 790 The Zone Never thought that he would leave Atlanta but ESPN came calling and he spent almost 9-years in Bristol, CT Most memorable moment for him was in 2008 after a celebrity softball game in Washington, DC with “Mike & Mike” and being able to meet President Bush while Kenny Chesney played a private concert The drama of sports and the intimacy of radio is why so many people still gravitate towards sports talk radio Words of Wisdom from Scott Shapiro: “Give it a shot and always keep things in perspective.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Scott Shapiro on Twitter: @scottshapiro33 Featured Image Photo Credit: Scott Shapiro

37mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Debbie Antonelli | College Basketball and WNBA Analyst

Episode 94: Debbie Antonelli | College Basketball and WNBA Analyst Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Debbie Antonelli Doesn’t feel that she’s worked a day in her life even after 31-years of calling basketball games Parents reinforced that they could never quit as a kid Boy’s little league baseball was her first team that she was on in High Park, NY Moved to Cary, NC in middle school and realized that she loved basketball watching NC State games and the fact that she could get a scholarship Still believes that Cheryl Miller was one of the best players in women’s basketball and would be a household in the WNBA today Lives by three power words, “Build, Serve, Empower” Broadcasting was never something that she ever thought about as a career, she wanted to be an athletic director She’s never had an agent but has a great husband and three boys that complete “Team Antonelli” which allows her to continue doing what she loves An advocate of Clemson L.I.F.E. program as one of her sons has Down’s Syndrome and is a student at Clemson through this program Words of Wisdom from Debbie Antonelli: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” “You really don’t know anything about somebody until you walk a mile in their shoes.” “I’m not trying to prove anything, I’m trying to improve.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Debbie Antonelli on Twitter: @debbieantonelli To Find out more information about Debbie: Debbie Antonelli To Find out more information about Clemson LIFE: Clemson LIFE Featured Image Photo Credit: Mic Smith/AP

45mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 84: Mark Packer | SiriusXM & ESPNU Radio Sports Talk Host

Episode 84: Mark Packer | SiriusXM & ESPNU Radio Sports Talk Host Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Mark Packer His career in radio doesn’t feel like work and Mark doesn’t view it that he talks on the radio as he values listening more than anything The people he’s met, the places that he’s visited, and the relationships that he’s developed are what is so special There was some pressure being the son of Billy Packer one of the most well-known college basketball color analysts but it was never truly negative Would get to travel with his dad to one game each year but the most memorable was the game with Indiana at North Carolina and the night before the game during dinner with Dean Smith, Al McGuire, and a young broadcaster at the time Bob Costas Decided to attend Clemson University after visiting the campus to watch Clemson play North Carolina in football and would be a student as Clemson would win it’s first National Championship in 1981 Never had any intentions of being on the radio even though he had been involved with tv and radio His show on WFNZ 610 The Fan “PrimeTime with the Packman” aired from 1997-2010 and would become the most listened-to sports talk show in the Carolinas Very hard for him to pinpoint a favorite interview but some memorable moments include James Brown and his band singing on set, President Jimmy Carter calling into his show to talk about the Atlanta Braves and having Kenny Chesney in studio talking about the Tennessee Vols Words of Wisdom from Mark Packer: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  Henry Ford “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”  Will Rogers Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Mark Packer on Twitter: @MarkPacker Featured Image Photo Credit: Mark Packer via Twitter

41mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 89: LaChina Robinson | Women’s Basketball Analyst

Episode 89: LaChina Robinson | Women’s Basketball Analyst Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: LaChina Robinson Stories and storytelling have always intrigued her and it’s one of the reasons that she was led to media Hard to believe that it’s been 1o years she started in sportscasting Mentors in her career even if they didn’t know that they were mentors include: Carolyn Peck, Bernadette (Bernie) McGlade and Robin Roberts has always been an inspiration Has always loved watching sports and remembers as a kid watching all sports even figure skating and golf Her connection to sports was always the competitiveness as she’s always been a competitive person Growing up was tough at times because at the age of 14 she was 6’4″ and she never felt that she “fit in” which caused her to have low self-esteem After being pushed into basketball, she would play at Wake Forest University under head coach Charlene Curtis Worked within the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program before she started helping with being a color analyst and immediately fell in love with it Never really pursued coaching because there was always this feeling of being only responsible for herself and having some freedoms in a sense Lives2Inspire is her Instagram handle and her motto which reminds her every day of her purpose Words of Wisdom from LaChina Robinson: “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb because there’s where the fruit is.” “Stand for something or fall for anything.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow LaChina Robinson on Twitter: @LaChinaRobinson To Follow LaChina Robinson on Instagram: @lives2inspire To Find out more information about LaChina Robinson: LaChina Robinson Featured Image Photo Credit: LaChina Robinson | Instagram

33mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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Episode 91: Morgan Cox | Baltimore Ravens Two-Time Pro-Bowl Long Snapper

Episode 91: Morgan Cox | Baltimore Ravens Two-Time Pro-Bowl Long Snapper Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Morgan Cox Still amazed that it has been 9-years that he’s been playing in the NFL especially knowing that he never truly thought that it was a realistic goal Grew up in a sports household and starting in the 5th grade he got the long snapping job on his team because no one else really wanted to do it or had any experience Long snapping is like a golf swing as it’s individualized to each person Remembers telling a friend that he would get a tattoo if he ever won the Super Bowl and although he did win a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2013 he still hasn’t gotten that tattoo Grew up a Tennessee Vols fan and his parents still have the message from Coach Wade at Tennessee offering him the opportunity to walk-on at Tennessee Loudest game in college was the SEC Championship against LSU The Senior Bowl was his tryout for all the NFL teams and he liked Jerry Rosburg with the Baltimore Ravens and Coach Rosburg extended the offer for Morgan to attend their camp Has a unique bond with punter Sam Koch and kicker Justin Kicker and Justin has described the trio as the “Wolfpack” He battled through 2 different ACL tears to earn a spot on the Pro-Bowl in 2015 and 2016 His wife Lauren is an actress and makes sure to let him know that acting or singing is not something he should pursue after football Words of Wisdom from Morgan Cox: “Pursue what you’re passionate about.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Morgan Cox on Twitter: @morgancox46 To Follow Morgan Cox on Instagram: @morgancox46 Featured Image Photo Credit: nflplayerengagement.com | Jim Gehman, Player Engagement Insider

42mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 69: Rhein Gibson | PGA and Web.com Tour Pro

Episode 69: Rhein Gibson | PGA and Web.com Tour Pro Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Rhein Gibson Sports has always been a part of his life growing up in Australia with 2 brothers Fell in love with Golf because it was a sport he could play on his own and didn’t need a team of people to play Became intrigued with American colleges because of a neighborhood friend was playing golf at the University of Colorado After using a scouting service, he decided to attend Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, OK Transition to America was tough as an 18-year old due to cultural changes but eventually would love his time at Oklahoma Christian University Would turn pro and travel extensively trying to earn his PGA Tour Card Life as a professional golfer is almost like a gambler where you are betting on yourself each week and many weeks the expenses are more than what you earn A special memory for Rhein was being paired with Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth in the British Open In 2012, he would earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by scoring a 55 which is the lowest score ever recorded Words of Wisdom from Rhein Gibson: “Keyword not only on the tour but also in life is perseverance.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Rhein Gibson on Twitter: @RheinGibson55 To Follow Rhein Gibson on Instagram: @rheingibson Featured Image Photo Credit: Rhein Gibson

35mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 68: Travis Blanks | Former Clemson All-ACC Defensive Back

Episode 68: Travis Blanks | Former Clemson All-ACC Defensive Back Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Travis Blanks Travis has remained in Clemson, SC now working with the Block C Club because Clemson feels like home Grew up in Fort Myers, FL before moving to Tallahassee, FL and played on the same Pop Warner football team with Sammy Watkins Football and track were his two primary sports and was ranked 3rd in the state of Florida for the hurdles A pivotal moment in life was being able to attend North Florida Christian School He was not a fan of one particular NFL team, however, Sean Taylor was a player that he would strive to be like on the field As he looks back on his recruitment, it is sometimes surreal to think that coaches like Les Miles, Nick Saban, Jim Tressel, and Dabo Swinney were calling him Some of the toughest games at Clemson were against Notre Dame, Louisville and even NC State Would have been content with a loss to LSU in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl in 2012 because he knew they gave it everything they had Still thinks about the loss to Alabama in the national championship game because of breakdowns in the game but does not dwell on the loss Knows God has a plan for his life and has been able to move forward even though he wasn’t able to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL due to 2 ACL tears while at Clemson Believes that sports can help shape your perspective in life and so many traits can be instilled in each person from sports that are applicable in life Words of Wisdom from Travis Blanks: “Be the best version of you.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Travis Blanks on Instagram: @travandchan To Follow Travis Blanks on Facebook: @tblanks Featured Image Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale | USA TODAY Sports

36mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 87: Michael T. Pinkey | Combine Performance Founder

Episode 87: Michael T. Pinkey | Combine Performance Founder & Performance Specialist Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: Michael T. Pinkey Has always been a creative thinker and enjoys building things Challenging childhood with an absentee father early in his life and didn’t have a whole lot growing up Saved up enough money to buy a ticket to Japan with a return flight from England and backed a backpack and left and that trip changed his life Began his journey as a golf instructor and golf coach but always felt that his clients were still missing something After spending time at IMG Academy he started to see that there was more that could be dedicated to instruction from the performance side Founded Combine Golf initially but decided to focus more on the mental side of performance and changed the name to Combine Performance Combine Performance doesn’t focus on the traditional cookie-cutter methodology of training but rather focuses solely on the individual and their mental state for each session Words of Wisdom from Michael T. Pinkey: “To always search out what the day means to you.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow Combine Performance on Twitter: @CombineGolf To Follow Combine Performance on Instagram: @combineperformance To Learn More Information about Combine Performance: Combine Performance Featured Image Photo Credit: Richmond Weaver | Rich Take On Sports

46mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 85: William McGirt | PGA Tour Pro & Memorial Tournament Champion

Episode 85: William McGirt | PGA Tour Pro Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Play | Stitcher Rich Take On Sports Show Notes: Rich Spotlight: William McGirt Has always had this unique ability to remember every shot he’s hit Baseball was his first passion even though he started playing golf at an early age Stopped playing golf at 8-years old and remembers starting to play golf again on his 15th birthday after his grandfather asked him if he wanted to play He would soon be able to beat his grandfather and all of his friends Attended Wofford College with coach Dan O’Connell Didn’t turn pro until 2004 even though he finished college in 2001 Finally earned his PGA Tour card in 2010 and would win his first tournament (The Memorial Tournament) in 2016 Well-documented story of Tiger Woods telling William that he was an idiot after Tiger heard William didn’t look at the leaderboard during tournaments He fell in love with the challenge of always trying to improve and knowing that no one has ever mastered the game of golf Will miss the upcoming 2018-2019 PGA Tour season due to hip surgery He believes that there are so many similarities in golf and life and that you can apply many principles to each other Words of Wisdom from William McGirt: “When you’re not practicing someone else is.” Social Media: To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Twitter: @richmondweaver To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Instagram: @richtakeonsports To Follow Richmond Weaver on Instagram: @richmondweaver93 To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Facebook: @richtakeonsports To Follow William McGirt on Twitter: @WilliamMcGirt To Follow William McGirt on Instagram: @wmcgirt To Follow William McGirt on Facebook: William McGirt Golf To Learn More Information About William McGirt: William McGirt Featured Image Photo Credit: Getty Images

55mins

19 Oct 2018

Rank #20