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TNT Spotlight on the Positive: Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker & Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski
Feb 18 2022
TNT Spotlight on the Positive: Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker & Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski
In this week's Spotlight on the Positive segment hear why Miami Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker is their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. He's doing great work for the Boys & Girls Club, victims of the Haiti earthquake, and much more. We also Spotlight Rob Gronkowski and his 4 brothers for establishing Gronk Nation. They're doing great things to help kids get the resources they need for their education and extracurricular activities. They helped raise $1.2M to renovate the Charlesbank Playground in Boston and $70,000 for Boston schools to get new sports equipment for their female sports programs.
TNT Spotlight on the Positive: Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker & Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski
Feb 18 2022
TNT Spotlight on the Positive: Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker & Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski
In this week's Spotlight on the Positive segment hear why Miami Dolphins OLB Jerome Baker is their Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. He's doing great work for the Boys & Girls Club, victims of the Haiti earthquake, and much more. We also Spotlight Rob Gronkowski and his 4 brothers for establishing Gronk Nation. They're doing great things to help kids get the resources they need for their education and extracurricular activities. They helped raise $1.2M to renovate the Charlesbank Playground in Boston and $70,000 for Boston schools to get new sports equipment for their female sports programs.
Leonard Marshall, Tony Collins, Mike Pritchard, Mark Collins, & Vance McDonald Join Us...
Feb 18 2022
Leonard Marshall, Tony Collins, Mike Pritchard, Mark Collins, & Vance McDonald Join Us...
Leonard Marshall, Tony Collins, Mike Pritchard, Mark Collins, & Vance McDonald Join Us... Leonard Marshall started off talking about his admiration of former AFL star DT Ernie Ladd, who it turns out was married to Leonard's second cousin. We also get his thoughts on the Giants hiring Bryan Cox as a new Assistant Defensive Line Coach, what the Giants need to do in order to compete for an NFC East Division title, why LSU had to fire Head Coach Ed Orgeron, and why Leonard isn't in the Giants Ring of Honor. We wrapped up our season Prognostication Championship with Tony Collins this week. Tony fell just short, being caught from behind by Bob for this year's title after Tony went with the Bengals in the Super Bowl. Mike Pritchard shared his thoughts on the Super Bowl and what makes Cooper Kupp such a great WR. He also shares his insights on the Raiders season, and how fragile success is in the NFL. Mark Collins talked about his memories of winning 2 Super Bowls with the Giants in 1986 & 1990. Mark also talked about what it was like dealing with the extended half-times in Super Bowls, what has driven him to be successful in college, the NFL, and broadcasting. We also get some happy memories of his block that sprung George Martin's 75 yard pick-six against Denver and his own 78 yard pick-six against former teammate Jeff Hostetler when Mark was in Kansas City and Jeff was with the Raiders. Vance McDonald rounded out the show. We talked with Vance about how he ended up playing his college ball at Rice. We also hear about his day as a long snapper, and what it was like being drafted by the 49ers as they were coming off the loss to the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Vance also the story of when he found out he was traded to the Steelers, the Steelers/Ravens rivalry, his legendary stiff arm on the Bucs Chris Conte, and why he walked away from the game at age 31.
Rocky Bleier Talks Super Bowls 13 & 14 Plus Playing in Three Rivers Stadium...
Feb 14 2022
Rocky Bleier Talks Super Bowls 13 & 14 Plus Playing in Three Rivers Stadium...
Rocky was the 2nd ever guest on this show back in September of 2011 and he's been a wonderful guest and friend ever since. He talks about rekindling the Super Bowl memories every year at this time. We hear about the miserable weather conditions they played in during the 1979 AFC Championship Game against the Houston Oilers. We talk about how the Rams in '79 were actually the first team to have home-field advantage in the Super Bowl back in 1980. They played their home games in the LA Colisseum which was 30 minutes from the Rose Bowl, site of Super Bowl XIV. In that game, the Rams not only had home-field advantage, they also had 3 former Steelers coaches on their staff. Rocky talks about having to face the coaches that knew them well. We also hear about the TD he scored in Super Bowl XIII that came on a broken play, plus Terry Bradshaw's disdain for short passes.
Tony Collins, Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB, Talks Super Bowl XX & Makes His Pick For This Year’s Game...
Feb 14 2022
Tony Collins, Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB, Talks Super Bowl XX & Makes His Pick For This Year’s Game...
Tony Collins shares memories from his experience playing in Super Bowl XX against the Bears plus leads us through our picks for this year's Super Bowl.
Tony Reno, Yale Head Football Coach, Joins Us...
Feb 14 2022
Tony Reno, Yale Head Football Coach, Joins Us...
Yale Head Coach Tony Reno shares his thoughts on last season and what it will take to win the Ivy League title in '22. We hear his thoughts on the privilege of not only playing for Yale but going to school there as well. We also hear how he recruits athletes with a passion for football who also meet the school's educational qualifications. Finally, we discuss how he teaches his players to represent the University and themselves when they're away from the football field.
Kevin Chalfant, The Voices of Rock & former Lead Singer of The Storm, Joins Us...
Feb 14 2022
Kevin Chalfant, The Voices of Rock & former Lead Singer of The Storm, Joins Us...
Kevin Chalfant is the Former Lead Singer of the Journey spin-off band The Storm. Kevin is currently touring with The Voices of Rock Radio and took time from that to join us. Kevin is a Chicago native and we get his thoughts on the Bears season, his admiration for Tom Brady, and the Cubs who broke his heart growing up. We also learn about his relationship with several members of Journey and my hope that one day he's fronting the band.
Thursday Night Tailgate Spotlight on the Positive - Vikings OLB Anthony Barr & Raiders TE Darren Waller
Feb 12 2022
Thursday Night Tailgate Spotlight on the Positive - Vikings OLB Anthony Barr & Raiders TE Darren Waller
In this week's Spotlight on the Positive segment hear how Vikings OLB Anthony Barr is helping single parents through his Raise The Barr Foundation. He's partnering with single-parent students and their children to increase their opportunity and economic mobility through education. His Foundation supports college success among single-parent students in order to improve racial, ethnic, and gender equity in higher education access. We also Spotlight Raiders TE Darren Waller and his Foundation which is helping kids with addictions get the inpatient treatment they need plus help positively influence kids so they don't go down that path.
Kevin Chalfant, Tony Collins, Tony Reno, & Rocky Bleier Join Us...
Feb 11 2022
Kevin Chalfant, Tony Collins, Tony Reno, & Rocky Bleier Join Us...
Singer/Song Writer Kevin Chalfant, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, Yale Head Coach Tony Reno, and Steelers Legend Rocky Bleier join us. Kevin Chalfant is the Former Lead Singer of the Journey spin-off band The Storm. Kevin is currently touring with The Voices of Rock Radio and took time from that to join us. Kevin is a Chicago native and we get his thoughts on the Bears season, his admiration for Tom Brady, and the Cubs who broke his heart growing up. We also learn about his relationship with several members of Journey and my hope that one day he's fronting the band. Tony Collins shares memories from his experience playing in Super Bowl XX against the Bears plus leads us through our picks for the Super Bowl.  Yale Head Coach Tony Reno shares his thoughts on last season and what it will take to win the Ivy League title in '22. We hear his thoughts on the privilege of not only playing for Yale but going to school there as well. We also hear how he recruits athletes with a passion for football who also meet the school's educational qualifications. Finally, we discuss how he teaches his players to represent the University and themselves when they're away from the football field. Rocky was the 2nd ever guest on this show back in September of 2011 and he's been a wonderful guest and friend ever since. He talks about rekindling the Super Bowl memories every year at this time. We hear about the miserable weather conditions they played in during the 1979 AFC Championship Game against the Houston Oilers. We talk about how the Rams in '79 were actually the first team to have home-field advantage in the Super Bowl back in 1980. They played their home games in the LA Colisseum which was 30 minutes from the Rose Bowl, site of Super Bowl XIV. In that game, the Rams not only had home-field advantage, they also had 3 former Steelers coaches on their staff. Rocky talks about having to face the coaches that knew them well. We also hear about the TD he scored in Super Bowl XIII that came on a broken play, plus Terry Bradshaw's disdain for short passes.
Marco Coleman, Former Dolphins, Redskins, & Chargers DE & Current DL Coach at Georgia Tech, Joins Us...
Feb 5 2022
Marco Coleman, Former Dolphins, Redskins, & Chargers DE & Current DL Coach at Georgia Tech, Joins Us...
Marco Coleman talks about his time playing at Georgia Tech for Bobby Ross and their 1990 National Championship. We also get his thoughts on the Dolphins firing Brian Flores, why college coaches have a hard time making the transition to the NFL, and a look ahead to the new defensive recruits he has coming in as the D-Line Coach at Georgia Tech.
Kerry Glenn, Former Jets & Dolphins DB & TNT Guest Hall of Famer, Joins Us...
Feb 5 2022
Kerry Glenn, Former Jets & Dolphins DB & TNT Guest Hall of Famer, Joins Us...
Kerry Glenn shares his thoughts on the Dolphins firing Brian Flores, what it was like playing on both sides of the Dolphins/Jets rivalry in the 80s, and the pick he had against Bernie Kosar and the Browns in 1990.
Rick Upchurch, Broncos Legend, Joins Us...
Feb 5 2022
Rick Upchurch, Broncos Legend, Joins Us...
Rick Upchurch shares his thoughts on the Broncos firing their Head Coach Vic Fangio. We also hear about how he was able to be so successful as a Punt and Kick Returner, the first TD pass he caught as a Bronco in his very first game, and the pain the WRs endured trying to catch passes from John Elway during Elway's rookie season.
Thursday Night Tailgate Spotlight on the Positive: Patriots Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee DT Lawrence Guy & Bengals Fans For Donating To Harvesters, a Local KC Community Food Network
Feb 4 2022
Thursday Night Tailgate Spotlight on the Positive: Patriots Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee DT Lawrence Guy & Bengals Fans For Donating To Harvesters, a Local KC Community Food Network
In this week's Spotlight on the Positive hear about the many ways Patriots DT Lawrence Guy and his foundation are helping kids with back to school supplies, backpacks, providing meals to the hungry at Thanksgiving, and his shop with a jock program. Plus, how Bengals fans paid for over 26,000 meals and counting, by paying it forward with donations in the amount of $9.27 representing Joe Burrow's number and the number of points the Bengals scored in the AFC Championship game, to Harvesters a local Kansas City community food network.
Blaine Bishop, Former Ball State, Oilers/Titans & Eagles DB, Joins Us...
Feb 4 2022
Blaine Bishop, Former Ball State, Oilers/Titans & Eagles DB, Joins Us...
Blaine Bishop talked about how he ended up playing his college ball at Ball State, what the transition was like going from there to playing for the Houston Oilers and Defensive Coordinator Buddy Ryan, trying to make a name for himself as a rookie going against Warren Moon, Ernest Givings, Haywood Jeffires, and Webster Slaughter at practice, and what it was like facing Joe Montana and the Chiefs in the playoffs during his rookie year.
Ed Marinaro, Former Cornell, Vikings, Jets, & Seahawks RB Turned Outstanding Actor Joins Us...
Feb 4 2022
Ed Marinaro, Former Cornell, Vikings, Jets, & Seahawks RB Turned Outstanding Actor Joins Us...
Ed Marinaro talked about his college days playing at Cornell, breaking the college all-time rushing record, playing in Super Bowls 8 & 9 with the Vikings, going against the Purple People Eaters in practice, going home to New York to play for the Jets alongside Joe Namath, his transition to acting, and playing Officer Joe Coffey on Hill Street Blues.
Shawn Wooden, Former Notre Dame, Dolphins, & Bears DB, Joins Us...
Feb 4 2022
Shawn Wooden, Former Notre Dame, Dolphins, & Bears DB, Joins Us...
Shawn Wooden played his college ball at Notre Dame and he shares the story of how Joe Paterno actually helped him get attention from several Division 1 schools but resulted in him accepting a scholarship to Notre Dame over Penn State. We also hear about: his big play that saved the game against #1 Florida State, how he played the latter part of that game with a torn ACL, the nastiness that goes on at the bottom of the pile when you recover a fumble, his 2 interceptions off Jim Harbaugh in a game against the Colts in 1997, and what it was like playing alongside Dolphins legends like Louis Oliver and Zach Thomas.
Tony Collins Talks About Playing in the 1983 Pro Bowl...
Feb 4 2022
Tony Collins Talks About Playing in the 1983 Pro Bowl...
Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins shares memories from his Pro Bowl experience in 1983. We hear about legends like Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Jack Lambert, and others he played with or got to spend time with that week. Plus, how his Patriots Head Coach Raymond Berry, kept them away from the media as they prepared for the 1985 AFC Championship game.
Shawn Wooden, Tony Collins, Ed Marinaro, & Blaine Bishop Join Us...
Feb 4 2022
Shawn Wooden, Tony Collins, Ed Marinaro, & Blaine Bishop Join Us...
NFL Legends Shawn Wooden, Tony Collins, Ed Marinaro, & Blaine Bishop Join Us... Shawn Wooden played his college ball at Notre Dame and he shares the story of how Joe Paterno actually helped him get attention from several Division 1 schools but resulted in him accepting a scholarship to Notre Dame over Penn State. We also hear about: his big play that saved the game against #1 Florida State, how he played the latter part of that game with a torn ACL, the nastiness that goes on at the bottom of the pile when you recover a fumble, his 2 interceptions off Jim Harbaugh in a game against the Colts in 1997, and what it was like playing alongside Dolphins legends like Louis Oliver and Zach Thomas. Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins shares memories from his Pro Bowl experience in 1983. We hear about legends like Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Jack Lambert, and others he played with or got to spend time with that week. Plus, how his Patriots Head Coach Raymond Berry, kept them away from the media as they prepared for the 1985 AFC Championship game. Ed Marinaro talked about his college days playing at Cornell, breaking the college all-time rushing record, playing in Super Bowls 8 & 9 with the Vikings, going against the Purple People Eaters in practice, going home to New York to play for the Jets alongside Joe Namath, and his transition to acting. Blaine Bishop talked about how he ended up playing his college ball at Ball State, what the transition was like going from there to playing for the Houston Oilers and Defensive Coordinator Buddy Ryan, trying to make a name for himself as a rookie going against Warren Moon, Ernest Givings, Haywood Jeffires, and Webster Slaughter at practice, and what it was like facing Joe Montana and the Chiefs in the playoff during his rookie year.
Trai Essex, Former Northwestern & Steelers Offensive Lineman, Joins Us...
Jan 30 2022
Trai Essex, Former Northwestern & Steelers Offensive Lineman, Joins Us...
Former Northwestern and Steelers Offensive Lineman Trai Essex made his TNT debut. Trai shared the funny story of why he was transitioned from playing TE to Tackle at Northwestern following his affinity for the chicken sandwiches in their cafeteria. He also talks about playing alongside Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh and Ben's retirement announcement this week. We also got his memories of Super Bowl 43 and his lone game playing Center in 2011 which earned him a game ball from Mike Tomin.
Chris Miller, Former Falcons & Rams QB, Joins Us...
Jan 30 2022
Chris Miller, Former Falcons & Rams QB, Joins Us...
Chris Miller shares his thoughts on the Rams/49ers game, rookie QBs starting right away versus sitting for a season or two learning from a veteran QB, and the differences in the game from the 80s & 90s to today.
Tony Collins, Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB, Talks 1985 AFC Championship Game vs. the Miami Dolphins Plus the AFC & NFC Championship Games...
Jan 30 2022
Tony Collins, Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB, Talks 1985 AFC Championship Game vs. the Miami Dolphins Plus the AFC & NFC Championship Games...
Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week plus shares memories from the Patriots 1985 season including their 17-year drought of losing to the Dolphins in Miami which ended with the '85 AFC Championship game.