After Orange Slices

After Orange Slices

By Bridget Case
Former NFL Cheerleader and current journalist Bridget Case breaks down “real life” outside the game and sucker punches athlete stereotypes mid-interview. Sports figures join the show each week with juicy tell all tales from on and off the field. Pro and NCAA athletes talk life after the game and current sports news.
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Choosing a winning mentality, with NY Yankees Mental Conditioning Coach Lauren Johnson
LeBron overshadows the MLB postseason this week as an unofficial diplomat and the Nationals are headed to their first franchise World Series! As the Yankees and Astros battle in the ALCS for a spot in the 2019 World Series, NYY Mental Conditioning Coordinator Lauren Johnson breaks away from gameday action to discuss the importance of a winning mentality on and off the field. Lauren and Bridget discuss strategies athletes use to survive a grueling season and block out all of life's curveballs. Before graduate school and mental coaching at the college level, Lauren played NCAA soccer. Follow the Podcast! Instagram: @afterorangeslices Twitter: @bridgetcase_ Follow Lauren Johnson: @laurennicolejohnson Sponsored by Quiktract - the simplest way to create and sign a contract from your phone. Download the FREE Quiktract App here.
47:34
October 18, 2019
Special Teams Stud to Artist Extraordinare: Ayele Adika goes all out
Ayele Forde aka Ayele Adika is here to talk life after football! An American born artist based in Portland, Yay has been honing his craft for the past 15 years. His multi-medium images and use of acrylics on clear film is his signature style. Yay developed his passion as a Digital Arts major at the University of Oregon while playing on a championship football team. He now coaches high school football in Portland.  Find Ayele's work and information on upcoming shows at https://www.ayeleadika.com/. Follow him @ayeleadikaart. Follow @afterorangeslices on Instagram! This episode sponsored by Quiktract - the easiest way to create and sign a contract from your phone. Download the FREE Quiktract App today!
56:14
October 11, 2019
When winning is never good enough: Tennis Legend Julie Heldman's fight for survival
Bridget and Lauren debate the good and the wtf of the new Fair Pay to Play Bill that will allow college athletes in California to get paid starting in 2023. (2:41) One of the "Original 9" joins the show today! (26:40) Julie Heldman is a pro tennis pioneer, a fixture in the beginning of women's athletics, an Olympic medalist, an author, and a survivor. Julie pulls back the curtain on what playing in the Virginia Slims' Circuit (now WTP) was like with her mother, Gladys Heldman, at the helm. Gladys founded World Tennis Magazine and is one of the most influential people in the game - but she was Julie's cause of childhood trauma. Abuse and Bipolar Disorder have plagued Julie for years, and now stronger than ever, she shares her story. Purchase Julie's book "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey" on Amazon here. Sponsored by Quiktract - the simplest way to create and sign a contract on your phone. Download the FREE Quiktract App.
1:21:06
October 4, 2019
He died 3x and lived to tell the tale: TShane Johnson is Superman
First he was left for dead and flatlined three times. Then he was homeless for two years. Now, TShane Johnson is an unbelievable motivational speaker, author, athlete and marine vet.  In part of his fourth "Hike Across America Tour", he set out on a two month hike from Ground Zero to Orlando, Florida - all while carrying a 100-pound backpack. Today, TShane takes a water break on the podcast to share his story and inspire all of us. Help TShane raise funds for military vets in need by supporting the Gary Sinise Foundation here or text “Hike” at 407-449-1384. Sponsored by Quiktract - the easiest way to create and sign a contract on your phone. Download the FREE Quiktract app today.
38:40
September 27, 2019
HBO’s “Ballers” Star Donovan Carter: Returning to the Field
TV star Donovan Carter joins the podcast! AKA Vernon Littlefield, a Cowboys Defensive End on HBO’s Hit Show “Ballers”. Donovan tells us how he found acting, and what life was REALLY like when his dreams of playing in the NFL were crushed after a college football career at UCLA. Bridget and Lauren get the inside scoop on what it's like to work with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and all of Donovan's other rockstar cast mates.  Sponsored by Quiktract - the best way to create and sign a contract from your phone. Download from the App store FREE today. Instagram: @afterorangeslices Twitter: bridgetcase_
48:15
September 20, 2019
Bonus: Fresh Squeeze on NFL Headaches
Physical Therapist, Author and Concussion Specialist Dr. Mansi Vakil discusses concussion myths, where we are on CTE research in living brains, and why we need more female NFL coaches. Get a copy of her book Concussion and Sports on Amazon. Sponsored by Quiktract - the easy way to sign a contract, right from your phone. Download the free Quiktract app today. Instagram: @afterorangeslices Twitter: @bridgetcase_
17:30
September 13, 2019
Concussions: Get Your Head Out of the Game
"When in doubt sit it out"...but what all-star athlete has ever voluntarily sat out of a championship game because he hit his head too hard? What MVP doesn't return to the field because she's got a bit of a headache? Dr. Mansi Vakil joins the podcast to talk about changing the stigma of concussions in sports. From pop warner to pro, the Physical Therapist and Author tells us how we should react in a game time situation, what vague concussion signs we shouldn't ignore, and how little of movement it takes to screw up our brains for life. Scared yet? Don't be. The Doctor is in, and she's got all the answers. Grab her book Concussion and Sports on Amazon. Sponsored by Quiktract - the easy way to sign a contract, right from your phone. Download the free Quiktract app today. Instagram: @afterorangeslices Twitter: @bridgetcase_
31:44
September 13, 2019
Becoming your own boss, with Olympic Medalist Holly McPeak
Three-time Beach Volleyball Olympian, 2004 Medalist, and Volleyball Hall of Famer Holly McPeak talks finding a new career (or two, maybe three?) after sports. When she's not covering NCAA games on Pac-12 Network or ESPN, Holly hosts the new "Sports Like a Boss" podcast and runs her own volleyball club in Manhattan Beach. Holly dives deep into walking on at UCLA and leading the Bruins to a NCAA indoor championship, being inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame, why she wouldn't have wanted to compete on the sand in college, and becoming one of the best of all time despite the haters of her 5'7" frame. Former Pac-12 Setter of the Year and Current Pro Lauren Plum joins the conversation on the future of NCAA volleyball and Pac-12 dominance.  Check out Quiktract - the easiest way to draft and sign a contract on your phone. Put the free back in freelance. Download the Quiktract app for FREE today. Twitter: @bridgetcase_ Instagram: @afterorangeslices
47:06
September 6, 2019
Bonus: Andrew Luck retires, Gronk and CBD
Between Andrew Luck's surprise retirement and Rob Gronkowski's endorsement of CBD products, Bridget and Lauren tackle the biggest bombs dropped in the NFL this week. Quiktract is the easiest way to draft and sign a contract right on your mobile phone. Put the free back in freelance. Download the Quiktract app for FREE today. Twitter: @bridgetcase_ Instagram: @afterorangeslices
13:30
August 31, 2019
From Turf to Tech: Oregon Football, meet Quiktract
Former Oregon Wide Receiver Blake Stanton joins the show to introduce AOS' newest sponsor - Quiktract. Blake is the current EVP and Partner of the tech platform, but don't put him in a box...there's so much more.  Quiktract is the easiest way to draft and sign a contract right on your mobile phone. Put the free back in freelance. Download the Quiktract app for FREE today. Twitter: @bridgetcase_ Instagram: @afterorangeslices
32:06
August 30, 2019
Bonus: Fresh Squeeze with Lauren Plum
Part 2 of "Girl Walks into a German Bath Haus..." explores Pro Volleyball player Lauren Plum's experience abroad. If you can't say something nice, then make it funny. Twitter: @bridgetcase_ Instagram: @afterorangeslices
18:38
August 25, 2019
Girl walks into a German bath haus... with Lauren Plum
Former Pac-12 Setter of the Year turned Pro, Lauren Plum shares her freeing experience of playing professional volleyball in Germany. Bridget and Lauren reminisce on the good, the bad, and the pink panthers of college athlete life at Oregon.  Relax, shave her stache, and fix that crooked crown. LISTEN TO PART 2 OF THE INTERVIEW ON THE BONUS FRESH SQUEEZE MINISODE! FOLLOW! instagram: @afterorangeslices   twitter: @bridgetcase_
35:02
August 23, 2019
Plan B?? How to employ the unemployed with Jeff Eberhart
Sometimes it doesn’t always work out the way we dreamed. Can we get a do over? Executive Director of the Oregon Athlete Foundation Jeff Eberhart helps College and Pro Ducks enter corporate America and learn to swim with society. Bridget talks lying her way into an internship and being a trendy, jobless millennial. They’re crushing athlete stereotypes and defeating depression. Music by White Gold.
24:38
August 16, 2019
Bonus: Fresh Squeeze with Shaun Chase
Bridget and Shaun pick apart current sports culture.
11:50
August 9, 2019
Confidence, Sexuality, and Identity off the Diamond
In this inaugural episode of AOS, former Oregon Catcher Shaun Chase dishes on post baseball life. Bridget and Shaun discuss coming out, coping with loss, discovering hidden talents, and learning how to dress nice. Music by White Gold.
36:14
August 9, 2019
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