Ep. 99 – Ian Rapoport, NFL reporter :: The NFL’s National Insider

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) is a reporter and national insider for NFL Network and  Having begun covering college football in 2004, Ian made a rapid ascent in the football media world, then covering the Patriots for the Boston Herald in 2009, and quickly thereafter being hired by NFL Network in 2012.  In addition to his reporting duties, he hosts a podcast called ‘RapSheet and Friends,’ and boasts a following of over 2 million people on Twitter.

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Ep. 97 – Ryan Marie Miocic, realtor, mom and (UFC) wife :: The Better Half of The Baddest Man

Ryan Marie Miocic (@mrs_miocic) is a real estate agent and the wife of current UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic. 

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Ep. 93 – Neil Stratton, sports business expert :: Helping Agents, Advisors and Scouts Succeed Inside the NFL’s Business World

Neil Stratton is the president and founder of the popular sports agent and industry insider website The site provides behind-the-scenes access to the business side of sports, particularly for agents, financial advisors, scouts and sports executives.

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Ep. 92 – Troy L. Smith (2), entertainment reporter :: Recapping UFC 241, Cormier vs. Miocic 2

I was joined by reporter, Troy L. Smith, to recap UFC 241, Cormier vs. Miocic 2.  

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Ep. 78 – Devin McCourty :: A Champion On and Off the Field

Devin McCourty is a 3X Super Bowl champion of the New England Patriots.  He joined me for a conversation about football, family and what it takes to be a success both on and off the field.

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Ep. 77 – Aaron Wilson, NFL reporter at Houston Chronicle covering the Houston Texans

Aaron Wilson is an NFL reporter for the Houston Chronicle who covers the Houston Texans. Formerly a reporter in Baltimore covering the Ravens, Aaron opens up about the loss of his wife several years ago, how that loss fueled him to improve his lifestyle, and provides details into the delicate relationship between reporter and player.  We also talk Cleveland Browns football and outlook for the 2019 season.

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Ep. 65 – Youssef Zalal, professional MMA fighter who has sights set on the UFC

Youssef Zalal is a professional MMA fighter with a current unbeaten record of 5-0.  Hear about his path from Morocco to the United States, how MMA became a part of his life, the pain he experienced in losing his brother in an automobile accident three years ago, and how he uses that pain to fuel his fire to assure he achieves his goal of making it to the UFC.

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Ep. 64 – Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, UFC light heavyweight title contender :: It Takes the Heart of a Lion to Embrace Adversity

Anthony Smith is currently the #3 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.  In this episode, hear about his adversity-filled journey to get to where he is today, the people he holds responsible for helping him achieve success, and his outlook on his UFC future as he eyes a title shot in 2019.

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Ep. 51 – Tony Grossi (2), Cleveland Browns reporter and analyst, provides rumblings on Browns preseason football and outlook for the 2018 season

Tony Grossi is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee and has been covering the Cleveland Browns for 35 years.  He currently is a Browns analyst for ESPN Cleveland, 850 AM WKNR radio, and Fox Sports Ohio.  He also hosts the 100 Years Podcast available at

Tony rejoins me for his second appearance on the podcast to provide observations of Browns preseason football and their outlook for the 2018 season.

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Ep. 49 – Brian Windhorst, sportswriter, analyst and New York Times bestselling author who covers the NBA for ESPN

Brian Windhorst is a sportswriter and analyst who covers the NBA for ESPN.  A graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary high school in Akron, Ohio, Brian began his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal in 2003 and went on to work for the Cleveland Plain Dealer in October 2008.  In 2010, his career profile was greatly elevated after LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, prompting the seasoned journalist to accept a promotion with The Worldwide Leader in Sports.

In this episode, we discuss how Brian’s path of covering LeBron James has been unique, his relationship with the mega star, his rise within the media world from local Cleveland-Akron reporter to the many facets of covering the NBA on a national stage, and his thoughts about social media and its impact on the industry.

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