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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story

The story of Russell Wilson’s exit from NC State, ten years ago to Wisconsin and then NFL stardom, has been told hundreds of times. But there have always been gaps and questions and inaccuracies. With insight from the people who knew Russell Wilson and Tom O’Brien the best, we set the record straight about Wilson’s time and departure from NC State. Hosted by Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio from 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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NEW PODCAST: Follow The Truth from WRAL Studios

We're sharing a preview of a new podcast from WRAL Studios, hosted by Amanda Lamb. Follow the Truth tells the real story of the James Jordan murder and the man who says he didn't do it.Daniel Green has served nearly three decades in a North Carolina prison maintaining his innocence in the murder of Michael Jordan's father, James. This case is full of mystery, contradiction, and dogged by conspiracy theories. The ten-part series from WRAL Studios questions the evidence, scrutinizes the circumstances around the conviction and explores the possibilities of who else may have been responsible for James Jordan’s tragic death.Episodes 1 and 2 are available now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 6

Had Russell Wilson’s Wisconsin graduation commencement speech in 2016 been as good as his NC State graduation commencement speech in 2021, this limited series podcast might’ve never been produced. In the final episode of “Never Failed”, Joe Giglio and Joe Ovies highlight the unnecessary embellishment Wilson gave to his own sports super hero origin story and ask prominent national media members with local connections why the layers to his departure from NC State tend to be glossed over. In closing “Never Failed”, Giglio asks Elliott Avent, Mike Glennon, and others whether NC State did Wilson wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46mins

19 May 2021

Rank #2

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 5

Can you be right and wrong at the same time? Given the success Russell Wilson had at Wisconsin and currently with the Seattle Seahawks, most fans and media would say Tom O’Brien was wrong with decision to go with Mike Glennon at QB. However, the passage of time has positioned O’Brien’s larger point to be right. Commit to the team and to football, which is exactly what happened when Wilson ditched baseball after arriving in Madison. In the fifth of six episodes, Joe Giglio and Joe Ovies explore the breakup of Wilson and O’Brien, how O’Brien could’ve communicated his intentions better, and why Wilson’s dream of being the next Bo Jackson was always a long shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

17 May 2021

Rank #3

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 4

How is this for a mind-bending experience: if Russell Wilson had returned to NC State for his final football season, do you know which school Mike Glennon had preliminary thoughts about transferring to? Episode 4 of Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story takes a deeper look at the quarterback who succeeded Wilson with the Wolfpack in 2011, and what led Tom O' Brien to his final decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41mins

12 May 2021

Rank #4

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 3

It has been 10 years since Russell Wilson left NC State but the story has never quite been told like this. In the third of six episodes, 99.9 the Fan's Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio explore Wilson’s deep connection with his late father and his three seasons as the Wolfpack QB. Despite the success in 2010, former head coach Tom O’Brien believed Wilson splitting time between football and baseball resulted in some inconsistent play. Even though Wilson’s baseball future looked bright after getting drafted by the Colorado Rockies, his former NC State teammate and QB Mike Glennon knew Wilson wouldn’t just walk away from the football field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

10 May 2021

Rank #5

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 2

It has been 10 years since Russell Wilson left NC State but the story has never quite been told like this. In the second of six episodes, 99.9 the Fan's Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio explore the recruitment of Wilson to the Wolfpack. The coaches involved always understood Wilson's desire to play baseball and football, but what happens when the football coach who brought him in gets fired and the new guy doesn't see it the same way? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40mins

5 May 2021

Rank #6

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story Episode 1

It has been 10 years since Russell Wilson left NC State but the story has never quite been told like this. In the first of six episodes, 99.9 the Fan's Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio explain what made Wilson so special at NC State and how Wilson's exit remains controversial, even to his former coaches and teammates, to this day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

3 May 2021

Rank #7

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Never Failed: The Russell Wilson Story TRAILER

The story of Russell Wilson’s exit from NC State, ten years ago to Wisconsin and then NFL stardom, has been told hundreds of times. But there have always been gaps and questions and inaccuracies. With insight from the people who knew Russell Wilson and Tom O’Brien the best, we set the record straight about Wilson’s time and departure from NC State. Hosted by Joe Ovies and Joe Giglio from 99.9 The Fan in Raleigh, North Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #8