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What's Next with Eric Wood

What's Next with Eric Wood

By Eric Wood
Join former NFL Pro Bowler Eric Wood as he transitions into the next part of his life. Sports, business, music; you can expect it all as Eric is joined by a compelling guest each episode.
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Ep 103 - Fighting Through Failure with Jay Feely
Jay Feely played 14 years in the NFL as a kicker for various teams, most notably with the Atlanta Falcons (2001-04) and Arizona Cardinals (2010-13). Jay now serves as a game analyst for NFL on CBS games for the 2021 NFL season. Throughout his career, Jay had an 82.7 field goal percentage and was the NFL field goals made leader in 2002. Following a record-breaking season with the Giants, Feely was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2005. Today on the show, Jay and Eric relive their playing days and swap notes when it comes to broadcasting. Topics include: (1:31-5:20) - Being the Dad of a college kicker (5:20-9:30) - Special teams knowledge, who’s the toughest kicker in the NFL (9:30-12:40) - Growing up in Tampa, Florida, playing golf (12:40-19:05) - Being teammates with Tom Brady at Michigan (19:05-29:00) - Dealing with failure (29:00-34:00) - Mental training it takes to be a kicker (34:00-39:00) - Jay’s transition out of the NFL, his start in broadcasting (39:00-49:30) - Broadcast schedule for 2021, Ryan Fitzpatrick stories (49:30-54:00) - Prediction for the 2021 Buffalo Bills, takeaways from Sean McDermott And much more. Rate review and subscribe to the show today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:06:36
September 20, 2021
Ep 102 - Stories of Ali with John Ramsey
John Ramsey is a Louisville media personality and was a close friends with Muhammad Ali. From a meeting in a locker room to a lifelong friendship, John was lucky enough to learn many incredible lessons from The People's Champion.  Today on the show, Eric and John get into stories of Ali. Topics include: (4:00-8:00) - Becoming friends with Ali in the late 60's early 70's. The law of attraction. (8:00-11:00) - Ali's servant leadership, stories from Australia Olympics (11:00-16:35) - Ali letting his guard down. Ali's authentic leadership (16:35-20:35) - Advice Ali has given John (20:35-27:20) - Ali's relationship with faith, Ali at the Orange Bowl (27:20-33:00) - John speaking at Ali's funeral (33:00-38:30) - Ali impacting today's athlete activist (38:30-42:00) - John's favorite boxing match of Ali And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
48:08
September 13, 2021
Sponsor Spotlight: Get Energized with Punch'd Energy's Owner John Pinelli
Punch'd Energy is the most effective way to caffeinate. If yore looking to shave off calories from your day, or just looking to eat healthier, Punch'd is a perfect alternative to some of the other things you may be consuming. Punch'd is not only a sweet caffeine treat, i's also a natural fat burner with health benefits. Today on the show, Owner & Founder John Pinelli sits down with Eric to talk about: - What led to the creation of Punch'd energy chews - What separates Punch'd from the competition - Clean green caffeine - Is this product safe for children? - The gummy craze  - Lessons learned during the pandemic And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today! https://punchdenergy.com To get 15% off your order, use the code: EricWood15
24:17
September 10, 2021
Ep 101 - Confidence Is Key with Jordan Palmer
Jordan Palmer played 7 years in the NFL as a backup quarterback. He now mentors some of the top QB's in the country in preparation for the NFL Draft, including guys like Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and Joe Burrow. On the show, Jordan dives deep into the importance of confidence, the relationship between business and football and about his own NFL journey. Topic include: (2:20-6:00) - Growing up in California, the benefits of playing multiple sports (6:00-13:45) - Jordan's relationship with his brother Carson, NFL transitions (13:45-17:15) - The mindset of a successful QB? Become an entrepreneur (17:15-23:25) - Josh Allen's development, how to improve accuracy (23:25-26:20) - The dynamic between a QB, his QB coach and his private QB coach (26:20-30:00) - Common traits of high level QB's (30:00-38:40) - The importance of confidence, developing self generated confidence (38:40-42:05) - Expectations for 2021 Buffalo Bills (42:05-45:40) - What sets Joe Burrow apart? And much more. Rate review and subscribe to the podcast today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use the code: Eric25 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
52:14
September 6, 2021
Ep 100 - Behind the Podcast with Billy Rutledge
The 100th Episode! A big thank you to all the listeners, sponsors and everyone who has supported the podcast over the last two years.  On today's show, Eric looks back at the journey with Podcast Producer Billy Rutledge. Billy is a sports radio host/producer for iHeartRadio in the Louisville/Lexington area that has helped build the podcast with Eric since 2019. The guys talk about: (0-5:25) - Introduction, how the podcast started (5:25-10:15) - Billy's upbringing, getting foot in the door in sports media (10:15-15:20) - Billy's reason why, finding fulfillment (15:20-20:15) - Are sports still meaningful? (20:15-31:40) - Predictions on the Louisville Cardinals & Buffalo Bills in 2021 Next, the roles are reversed. As Billy asks Eric questions about: (31:40-35:30) - Eric's biggest takeaway after 100 episodes (35:30-39:15) - What's Next for the podcast, dream guest in the future (39:15-46:00) - The purpose of the podcast, role models in Eric's life And much more including some reoccurring questions and a discussion on faith.  Make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast! For more information about our sponsors today: https://ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use the code: Eric25 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
01:07:51
August 30, 2021
Ep 99 - The Power of Positive Energy with Damon West
Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, keynote speaker and best-selling co-author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison. On today's show, the guys get into Damon's incredible journey of redemption. Topics include: (2:23-7:10) - Growing up in Texas, college football career at North Texas (7:10-14:10) - Damon's story of addiction (14:10-19:10) - Getting sentenced to prison, words of advice from his Mom (19:10-25:30) - Be a coffee bean, how Damon earned respect and spent his time in prison (25:30-31:50) - Something Damon took for granted before prison (31:50-40:45) - Program recovery, guard rails that help Damon with recovery (40:45-43:25) - The power of negative entertainment And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use the code: Eric25 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:01:26
August 16, 2021
Ep 98 - Whatever It Takes with Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky played QB in the NFL for 12 seasons and can now be heard on ESPN on NFL Live, First Take and as he calls games from the booth. Dan played his college football at the University of Connecticut and was selected in the 5th round of the 2005 NFL draft.  Today on the show, Eric and Dan give advice about staying in the NFL. Other topics include: (2:04-3:30) - Growing up playing different sports, flipping a coin (3:30-6:30) - Doing whatever it takes to succeed, cheating on a 40-yard dash (6:30-10:15) - Advice for rookies in the NFL, be patiently impatient (10:15-11:40) - The illusion of the backup QB (11:40-14:10) - Hardest part about transition out of NFL (14:10-17:05) - Writing on white boards, getting noticed by ESPN (17:05-21:00) - 2021 outlook of the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today! For more information about our sponsors today: ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use code: Eric25 punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use code: EricWood20
25:20
August 9, 2021
Ep 97 - Don't Quit Now, Quit Tomorrow with Robert J. O'Neill
Robert J. O'Neill is a motivational speaker, a Fox News contributor and former United States Navy Seal (1996-2012). A true American hero, Robert earned two silver stars and has been on many high profile missions, including the saving of Captain Phillips and the killing Osama bin Laden.  Today on the show, Eric and Robert talk about the importance of pushing through adversity and showing up when it matters most. Topics include: (1:45-3:18) - Growing up in Montana, lessons learned from playing basketball (3:18-7:37) - How a breakup led to Robert joining the military (7:37-11:22) - BUD/S training, training to be uncomfortable (11:22-14:02) - The hardest part of Navy Seal training (14:02-20:05) - Details about killing Osama bin Laden (20:05-26:50) - Live after the military, the difficult transition to normal life (26:50-32:50) - Main message as a public speaker (32:50-34:51) - NFL talk, Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington And much more. Rate, review and subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today: ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use code: Eric25 punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use code: EricWood20
45:45
August 3, 2021
Ep 96 - Become Mentally Tough with Dr. Jason Selk
While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years, and in 2011 he assisted the Cardinals in the historic feat of winning their second World Championship in a six-year period. In addition to working with world-class athletes, Dr. Selk helps business leaders, executives, and top sales people develop mental toughness, increase confidence and focus, and substantially grow the bottom line. Today on the show, Jason and Eric dive deep into the topic of becoming mentally tough. Other topics include: (2:15-4:45) - Growing up in Iowa, Football career (4:45-10:00) - Best thing about Jason's job, embracing your humanity (10:00-13:05) - Mental health issues on the rise (13:05-16:30) - Acknowledge success, confidence is the #1 variable for all human performance (16:30-22:45) - Developing self confidence (22:45-25:50) - The importance of a centering breath, performance biology (25:50-29:40) - What fulfills Jason the most in his work And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast today! For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
42:03
July 26, 2021
Ep 95 - Breaking Ankles with LeSean "Shady" McCoy
LeSean "Shady" McCoy is a 2x Super Bowl Champion, his is the Philadelphia Eagles all-time rushing leader and was teammates with Eric on the Buffalo Bills from 2015-1017. One of the most entertaining running backs in the NFL for the last decade, LeSean was named 1st team All-Pro twice and is still looking to continue his NFL career. On the show today, Shady and Eric get into their days in Buffalo, including: (2:08-3:45) - Sports he played besides football. how he got the nickname "Shady" (3:45-8:02) - Why he went to Pitt for college, playing vs Eric and UL (8:02-13:53) - The disrespect of being a 2nd round draft pick, Shady's future career as a TV analyst (13:53-17:05) - Advice to Rookies (17:05-26:20) - Getting traded to Buffalo, his time there (26:20-29:00) - The impact of Kobe Bryant (29:00-35:43) - Winning 2 Super Bowls in the last 2 years And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://ucan.co/superstarch/ To get 25% off your order, use the code: Eric25 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
45:17
July 19, 2021
Ep 94 - SaunaSpace with Brian Richards
Brian Richards is the founder of SaunaSpace, a device that uses infrared science to help optimize your mind and body. A product that Eric personally endorses, the SaunaSpace is currently helping thousands achieve health benefits by sitting in a home in a sauna! Today on the show, Brian and Eric get into the specific benefits of SaunaSpace, including: (2:10-4:15) - Growing up in Montana (4:15-15:05) - How Brian's own health problems led his path to creating SaunaSpace (15:05-38:12) - The science & benefits behind SaunaSpace, things like EMF blocking, red light therapy and ATP production (38:12-41:05) - Athletic benefits of using a Sauna (41:05-49:45) - Structured Water And much more! Visit Sauna.Space and use code: Whatsnext5 for 5% off your order  For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:00:42
July 12, 2021
Ep 93 - Never Satisfied with Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter and a three-time Olympian. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 100 meters and a constant figure in the World Championships, Justin knows success at the highest level. Gatlin's personal best of 9.74 seconds ranks fifth on the all-time list of male 100-metre athletes. Today on the show, Eric dives into Justin's life story and his prep at the age of 39 for the next Olympic games. Topic include: (2:56-5:31) - Justin's early childhood, racing kids at school, achieving the pinnacle of his sport (5:31-9:26) - The Olympic Village (9:26-12:15) - Nutrition and training for an Olympic athlete (12:15-15:06) - Difficulty of training during COVID, 2020 postponement (15:06-19:31) - Mental training and strength (19:31-25:16) - The science to succeed in the 100 meters (25:16-29:40) - DK Metcalf's attempt to become a sprinter (29:40-35:15) - The last Olympics, post-career aspirations And much more. Rate, review and subscribe today! (Note: Since the recording of this episode, Justin aggravated a hamstring injury in the men's 100-meter final. Which likely means he will fail to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.) For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
44:37
July 5, 2021
Ep 92 - Are You Coachable or Teachable? Leadership Lessons with Jordan Montgomery
Jordan Montgomery, owner of Montgomery Companies, is a highly regarded performance coach and keynote speaker whose clients include business executives, sales organizations, and entrepreneurs. From small town Iowa, to a dominant force in the performance coaching industry, Jordan travels the country speaking and coaching executives at Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and sales people. Today on the show, Jordan gives tons of business and leadership tips. Topics include: (1:50-4:30) - Growing up in small town Iowa (4:30-9:10) - Jordan's career journey, his success at an early age (9:10-14:15) - Jordan's pivot to performance coaching, keynote speaking (14:15-21:20) - Sales advice, the biggest misconception in sales (21:20-25:35) - How to create new habits, accountability = change (25:35-31:40) - How to balance social media and family (3925-42:00) - Iowa Football 2021 outlook And much more! Rate, review and subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
47:33
June 28, 2021
Ep 91 - Don't Lose Before You Start with Joe Staley
Joe Staley played 13 seasons in the NFL as an offensive tackle with the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and went on to earn 6x Pro Bowl and 3x All-Pro honors. Joe was forced to retire after the Super Bowl in the 2019 season because of a neck injury. Since then, he's been working with offensive lineman to prepare them for the NFL Draft. One of them, is Buffalo Bills' rookie Spencer Brown. Today on the show, Joe and Eric get into some locker room talk, including: (2:06-4:36) - Growing up in Michigan playing multiple sports (4:36:10:56) - Gaining and losing weight in the NFL (10:56-17:55) - Playing through a neck injury in the Super Bowl (17:55-23:20)  - Toughest DE's that Joe played against (23:20-30:00) - Daily routine that led to Joe's success (30:00-37:30) - Advice to rookies in the NFL (37:30-38:35) - Generational difference in lineman today....back in my day (38:35-43:05) - Spencer Brown and the 2021 Buffalo Bills (43:05-47:15) - Joe's up-close opinion of the Collin Kaepernick saga And much more. Please rate, review and subscribe if you enjoyed the podcast! For more information about our sponsors today: https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
57:09
June 21, 2021
Ep 90 - Creating Wealth with Mark Kull
Mark Kull is an industry leader in the insurance and financial advising worlds. Currently a Wealth Management Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, Mark is a CFP® certificate holder, along with having the CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, and CASL® designations from the American College. He is based out of Louisville, Kentucky and creates generational wealth for everyday people. Today on the show, Mark and Eric dive into their 15+ year relationship and also give plenty of financial advice, including: (1:54-6:42) - Mark's upbringing in Louisville, HS football at Male (6:42-14:50) - Transition from Football to Finance, importance of work ethic (14:50-19:40) - How specialization helps Mark separates himself from the competition (19:40-24:15) - Mark's financial principals (24:15-29:50) - Common denominator of wealthy people, advice for NFL rookies (29:50-33:00) - Big mistakes people make with their money (33:00-39:30) - Crypto currency (39:30-46:00) - Mark's daily schedule, discovering his why And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast today! For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
01:03:36
June 14, 2021
Ep 89 - Embrace The Pressure with David Akers
David Akers played 16 seasons as a kicker in the NFL. The 6x Pro Bowler, 6x All-Pro and Philadelphia Eagles all-time scoring leader once played his college ball at the University of Louisville, just like Eric. David is now a corporate speaker, and today on the show, gives great advice about being prepared when opportunity knocks and nuggets about the mental side of football. Topics include: (1:50-8:40) - Growing up, how David started kicking (8:40-15:06) - Time with Louisville Cardinals, lessons from Coach Howard Schnellenberger (15:06-24:45) - Advice to rookies in the NFL, David's path to success (24:45-30:24) - Everyone thinks they can be a kicker (30:24-38:30) - The mental approach David took to be a kicker, pressure kicks (38:30-47:15) - Financial issues, things to avoid transitioning out of the NFL And much more. Subscribe, rate and review today! For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:09:24
June 7, 2021
Ep 88 - Find Your Voice with Kirk Herbstreit
Kirk Herbstreit is an analyst for ESPN's College Gameday and a color commentator for college football games on ESPN and ABC. He has won five Sports Emmy Awards in various categories and is known around the world for his work. Today on the show, Kirk and Eric talk about their love of the game of football, behind the scenes of the TV set, and many more topics including:  (1:55-8:30) - Kirk growing up playing sports, his time playing football at Ohio State (8:30-12:20) - Breaking into broadcasting, falling in love with talk radio (12:20-18:39) - Working with athletes in broadcasting, why do some succeed and others fail? (18:39-26:00) - Find Your Voice, Feedback on Eric's broadcasting journey (26:00-28:30) - The traits of a leader (28:30-37:45) - NIL's impact on college sports and the NFL (37:45-41:00) - Kirk's kids playing at the University of Clemson (41:00-44:00) - Kirk and Eric in the horse racing world And much more. Subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
57:54
May 31, 2021
Ep 87 - Welcome to the League, Rookie with Gregory Rousseau
The Buffalo Bills selected University of Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau with the No. 30 overall pick in the 1st round of the 2021 NFL Draft.  Today, he becomes the youngest guest ever on What's Next with Eric Wood. 6 foot 7, 253 lbs and born in the year 2000, Greg looks to make an immediate impact with the Bills despite opting out of the college football season in 2020 due to COVID-19. In 2019, Greg led the ACC with 15.5 sacks and also added on 54 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries. Today on show, Eric gives Greg a few bits of advice, including:  (2:07-5:07) - Growing up playing sports, moving from WR to DE (5:07-8:10) - Decision to opt out of the 2020 season, what he did during off time (8:10-11:15) - Getting the call from Buffalo (11:15-15:20) - Who Greg modeless his game after (15:20-18:05) - What does Greg need to work on the most (18:05-21:06) - First big purchase And much more. Subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
23:47
May 24, 2021
Ep 86 - The World's Most Disciplined Man with Craig Ballantyne
Craig Ballantyne is a best-selling author, an award winning business coach and is known around the planet as "The World's Most Disciplined Man." Craig now coaches entrepreneurs to make more money and work less using the techniques in his books "Unstoppable" and "The Perfect Week Formula." Today on the show, Eric and Craig dive into the importance of accountability, and also discuss:  (2:07-7:52) - Craig's upbringing, his transition from having anxiety attacks to becoming a public speaker (7:52-14:00) - The paradox of freedom (14:00-23:52) - What drives The World's Most Disciplined Man? (23:52-32:13) - Morning routine (32:13-35:00) - What a successful mindset looks like (35:00-39:20) - Craig's nutrition philosophy And much more. For more information bout Craig and his books, visit: https://www.craigballantyne.com/books/ Or follow him on Instagram @realcraigballantyne For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
46:25
May 17, 2021
Sponsor Spotlight: Live With Confidence with Jordan Yocum
Your custom clothing should reflect your personal style, from the fit, to the fabric, to the details. To help define your style, meet Jordan Yocum of Custom Clothing. Jordan and his team take the time to learn and understand: What you do, who you interact with, how you dress, and what professional clothing you already own, what needs to be updated and what needs to have alterations. Their goal? To learn more about you so they can better advise you on clothing that will make an impact and help define your style. Today on the show, Eric and Jordan talk about their working relationship together, and also discuss: -How Jordan became a professional Clothier -What the benefits are of working with Custom Clothing -The most fulfilling part of the job -What separates Jordan and Custom Clothing from the competition -What you wear is who you are -And advice for upcoming wedding season For more information on Jordan Yocum and Custom Clothing: LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier Or call or text Jordan at any time: 502-525-0802
19:00
May 14, 2021
Ep 85 - Inside The Mind with Michael Gervais
Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. Today on the show, Michael gets Inside The Mind, and talks with Eric about:  (1:55-3:45) - Michael's upbringing, sports he played (3:45-6:40) - How Michael got started in psychology (6:40-13:40) - Michael's time with the Seattle Seahawks & other professional sports teams (13:40-22:06) - Red Bull Stratos, Meeting Pete Carroll (22:06-30:40) - Helping Seattle overcome the Super Bowl loss, controlling your emotions (30:40-38:00) - How Michael approaches a physiological meeting with a client (38:00-41:14) - The importance of being present (41:14-49:20) -Issues people have with transitions - finding purpose And much more. Subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today:  https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:04:19
May 10, 2021
Ep 84 - Cooking Up Success with Dan Oliver (Dan-O's Seasoning)
Dan Oliver is a Louisville based entrepreneur who has had a rapid rise to success. Founder and owner of Dan-O's seasoning, Dan has a story of perseverance and dedication that many can learn from. Today on the show, Eric and Dan cook up some food at the E-Wood Headquarters, and discuss: (1:41-4:02) - Dan the competitor (4:02-12:03) - Dan's career journey and start of Dan-O's (12:03-18:02) - How Dan grew the brand of Dan-O's (18:02-21:45) - The pandemic pivot (21:45-25:15) - Advice to small business owners (25:15-31:20) - What separates Dan-O's from the competition  And much more. Follow Dan on Social media @danosseasoning and vest their website https://danosseasoning.com/
34:56
May 7, 2021
Ep 83 - Train Your Brain & Your Life with Ben Greenfield
Ben Greenfield is human performance consultant, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of 17 books. Ben has also been instrumental in Eric's body and brain transformation after his retirement from the NFL. Today on the show, Ben gives practical advice from a health standpoint and shares strong words about his faith journey. Topics on the show include: (2:00-10:55) - Where Ben grew up, some of the sports he played (10:55-14:20) - The benefits of being an introvert (14:20-26:15) - Tips for recovering your body (26:15-30:40) - Optimal brain health, training the brain (30:40-43:25) - Diet changes to live a healthier life (43:25-56:08) - Ben's faith journey as a committed follower of Christ And much more. Learn more about Ben at: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ & follow Ben on Twitter @Bengreenfield For more information about our sponsors today: Twinspires Use promo code "Eric25" now through Derby, and listeners will receive $25 in their wagering accoount after making a $5 bet on the app https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
01:01:47
May 3, 2021
Ep 82 - 2021 Kentucky Derby Special with Brad Cox
Brad Cox is a Louisville based Horse Trainer and will bring the favorite to the 147th KY Derby this Saturday, and that's Essential Quality.  Brad's North American career earnings exceed $80 million with 1,492 wins through 2021. He has won 6 Breeders' Cup races and will look to become the first Louisville trainer to ever win the KY Derby. Today on the show, Eric an Brad discuss: 2:55-6:40 - Getting into the horse business 6:40-9:00 - What separates elite horses from the rest 9:00-12:30 - What to look for when buying horses 12:30-16:41 - KY Derby Preview And much more.  For more information about our sponsors today: Twinspires Use promo code "Eric25" now through Derby, and listeners will receive $25 in their wagering account after making a $5 bet on the app Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
24:24
April 26, 2021
Ep 81 - Set The Example with Ben Newman
Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA. Ben serves as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 18-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. Today on the show, Eric and Ben get into some of the lessons that he teaches Coach Nick Saban. Other topics include: (2:00-6:40) - The power of words & mentors at a young age (6:40-9:15) - Ben's career journey, You Always can Improve (9:15-13:00) - Accountability & Mindset (13:00-17:12) - Relationship with Mom (18:12-31:00) - Alabama Football, Leadership lessons from Nick Saban (31:00-35:00) - Ben's morning routine (35:00-39:46) - Ben's faith journey And much more. For more information about our sponsors today: https://trk.chilisleep.com To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
44:34
April 19, 2021
Ep 80 - Relentless with Dan Morgan
Dan Morgan is a former Pro Bowl NFL Linebacker for the Carolina Panthers and the current Director of Player Personnel for the Buffalo Bills. Dan was selected 11th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft after playing college football at the University of Miami. At Miami, Dan became the first sophomore team captain in team history and was the first player in NCAA history to win the Butkus Award, the Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award in a career (and in the same year). Today on the show, Dan and Eric discuss: (2:14-4:25) - Dan's upbringing in sports, transition into college (4:25-7:35) - Switching positions & leadership lessons from Miami (7:35-14:03) - Dan's advice to NFL players, looking back on his 7 year career (14:03-18:25) - Dan's transition out of the NFL and into the front office  (18:25-24:05) - The job of Director of Player of Personnel: Covid impact, balancing family life & 2021 Buffalo Bills talk And much more! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
32:52
April 12, 2021
Ep 79 - A Life of Transitions with Mike Caussin & Jana Kramer
Join Eric, Mike and Jana on Instagram LIVE for a LIVE edition of What's Next with Eric Wood. Mike Caussin played 5 seasons in the NFL and is a former teammate of Eric's with the Buffalo Bills. His wife, Jana Kramer, is an actress and country music superstar. Together, the two have written a book titled "The Good Fight" that explores the raw and real emotional moments of their marriage. Today on the show, the gang get into several different topics, including:  Dealing with each others Quirks Mike's injury history in the NFL Jana's decision to get into acting What moves the needle for them Stories from writing the book "The Good Fight" The transitions throughout their careers And much more. For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
50:03
April 5, 2021
Ep 78 - Chasing Greatness with Andre Reed
7x Pro Bowler, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and Buffalo Bills legend Andre Reed joins the show. Andre played 15 seasons for the Bills from 1985-1999 and was a huge part of Buffalo's success in the 90's. Today on the show, Eric and Andre relive some locker room stories from those Bills days. Andre also gives great advice on making the most of your opportunities in life and powerful moments throughout his NFL journey. Topics include: (3:00 - 6:05) - Diet & Exercise (6:05 - 8:52) - Andre's D-II Journey to the NFL (8:52 - 14:04) - The Comeback Game (14:04 - 23:20) - More 90's Bills stories (23:20) - 25:00) - Marv Leavy's greatness (25:00 - 29:15) - Transition out of the NFL (29:15 - 32:00) - Philanthropy work with Boys & Girls Club of America. Get Involved, link here: https://www.bgca.org/get-involved (32:00 - 36:30) - Getting the call to go into the Hall of Fame And much more. Subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
46:59
March 29, 2021
Ep 77 - Decide to Win with Keith Craft
Keith Craft is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Elevate Life Church, a non-denominational church in Frisco, Texas. As a leader, coach, speaker, author, and transformationalist, Keith Craft impacts thousands of people around the world every year and does so yet again today in this episode. Eric and Keith discuss: Keith's athletic upbringing and career with the Dallas Cowboys (3:00-13:45) Creating habits and the importance of consistency (14:00-17:00) Self discipline is everything (17:00-23:00) Defining and Deciding to Win (23:00-29:00) Meeting the right people at the right time (29:00-35:00) Core values to live your life by (42:00-45:00) Improving your speaking skills (45:00-49:00) And much more. Make sure to rate, review and subscribe! For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
01:13:35
March 22, 2021
Ep 76 - Becoming Adaptable with Lorenzo Alexander
Former teammate and 4x Walter Peyton Man of the Year nominee Lorenzo Alexander joins the show today. Lorenzo played college football at the University of Cal, but went undrafted out of college. It was his ability to adapt and be versatile that helped him play for 13 seasons in the NFL. Today on the show, Eric and Lorenzo discuss behind the scenes stories from their days in Buffalo, their transitions in and out of the NFL, and much more, including: Lorenzo's early days as an athlete (2:30) Concussions and their impact on youth football (4:11) Lorenzo's transition into the NFL as an undrafted FA (6:32) Lessons to Rookies today (10:30) Becoming adaptable in order to succeed (17:40) The transformation of his body for different positions (23:18) Lorenzo's pivot point and Sean Taylor (28:55) His transition out of the NFL (33:50) Being intentional at home (41:40) And much more: For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
57:24
March 15, 2021
Ep 75 - Inspiring The Next Generation of Athletes with Deja McClendon & Jordan Larson
To celebrate International Woman's Day, Eric welcomes two female star athletes to the show. Deja McClendon and Jordan Larson are players in the new Athletes Unlimited Professional Volleyball league, the first indoor professional Volleyball league in the United States. Deja is from Louisville, Kentucky, she was Miss KY Volleyball in 2009 and has been playing oversees since 2013. Jordan played her college Volleyball at the University of Nebraska, she has won multiple Olympic Medals and is currently ranked the #1 player in the AAU Volleyball League. Deja and Jordan are leading by example and inspiring the next generation of athletes. Today on the show, they talk about: Their transition from collège Volleyball to playing overseas (2:42) Details about the new Volleyball League (5:30) How they use mental motivation to their advantage (8:33) The impact a Professional Volleyball League in the U.S. can have (9:11) Standing out and fitting in as a female in sports (11:00) Overcoming obstacles such as sexism and racism in sports today (14:00) Their most fulfilling athletic accomplishment (17:45) How Covid has impacted their career (20:21) And much more. Subscribe today! For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
36:28
March 8, 2021
Ep 74 - Hall of Fame Discipline with Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens played 16 seasons in the National Football League. He is a six-time Pro Bowler, a five-time First-Team All-Pro and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. As a former teammate of Eric in Buffalo in 2009, Terrell is considered one of the greatest Wide Receivers of all-time. Today on the show, the guys get into some of T.O.'s favorite memories in Buffalo, playing hurt in a Super Bowl and much more, including: T.O.'s upbringing in Alabama The Power of Words Learning from Jerry Rice How to Play Like a Champion The Greatest QB he's ever played with (Ryan Fitzpatrick) His transition out of the NFL  The secret to T.O.'s success: Discipline And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the pod today. For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier
01:09:46
March 1, 2021
Ep 73 - Holistic Approach to Battling Mental Health Issues with Victor Brick
International business consultant and motivational speaker Victor Brick joins the show today. Victor is the co-founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, the CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners and he and his wife, Lynne, were both named as two of Maryland's top 50 most influential people. In this episode, you'll be inspired by Victor's story of grit and determination in business and his passion to uplift others, especially in the space of mental health. Some other topics include: How Grit and Success are related (3:00) The importance of having Dreams (6:30) Why he chose the fitness industry (13:30) Having the Right Kind of People around you (17:45) How sports and business are related 21:05) Why Victor started the Mental Health Foundation (23:40) Discussion about Mental Health in America Today (31:45) Steps to creating Healthy Habits and Positive Stress (36:30) Connectivity and Coping Skills (41:00) And much more. If you enjoyed, make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the Podcast! For more information about our sponsors today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
56:27
February 26, 2021
Ep 72 - Shedding Labels with Ryan Leaf
Ryan Leaf was the #2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Today, he his considered "The Biggest Draft Bust in Sports History." What went wrong? On today's show, Ryan shares his powerful story of redemption and how he shed labels to make an impact in people's lives today. Topics include: Ryan's decision to attend Washington State (5:30) How a lack of maturity cost Ryan his career (10:28) Advice to guys entering the NFL today (13:33) Lessons learned in prison and his path to redemption (22:16) Ryan's weight loss journey (30:00) College football playoff expansion (35:15) And much more! Subscribe and leave a review if you enjoy the podcast! For more information about our sponsor today: https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
49:23
February 22, 2021
Two-Year Anniversary Podcast Special
A look back at some of the best moments of "What's Next with Eric Wood" over the past two years, including: The most fun podcast, the most convicting story, the best advice given, the most passionate episode, the most popular episode and much more. And a big THANK YOU to all the listeners.
11:27
February 19, 2021
Ep 71 - The Character of a Team with Booger McFarland
Two-time Super Bowl Champion and former Monday Night Football analyst Booger McFarland joins Eric on the show today. Booger was a 1st Team All-American at LSU and was drafted in the 1st round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1999 NFL Draft. The former NFL veterans get into some locker room talk, and also discuss: How he got the nickname "Booger" (2:35) The proudest moments of his career (7:40) Stories of Warren Sapp and Tony Dungy (9:30) What made Super Bowl winning teams different (16:45) His transition into broadcasting (19:00) Advice to transitioning athletes (24:30) Stories from broadcasting Monday Night Football (26:10) How to obtain parity in College Football (34:20) And much more. For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20 BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
55:12
February 15, 2021
Ep 70 - Spreading Joy with Chad Michael Murray
The 70th episode of What's Next with Eric Wood is a special one. That's the number Eric wore in Buffalo, and today on the show, Buffalo born and raised Chad Michael Murray joins the show. Chad is best known as an actor on several different shows, including the well known tv series One Tree Hill. Today, the guys get into: Chad's upbringing as an avid Bills fan and how that helped him get into acting Behind the scenes stories on a TV set and how that translate to the NFL locker room Chad's rise to stardom and his transition with it His mentors in the acting world Why so many people fail trying to become an Actor And much more. For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20 Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
01:03:22
February 8, 2021
Ep 69 - Manifesting Greatness with Shawne Merriman
Former Buffalo Bills' teammate and 3x All-Pro Linebacker Shawne Merriman joins the show. Shawne was a 1st round pick out of Maryland, played 8 seasons in the NFL and gained a reputation for being one of the hardest hitters in the league.  Today on the show, Eric and Shawne relive some old locker room stories, and discuss: What kind of sports Shawne played as a kid (2:20-3:50) How he got the nickname "Light's Out" (3:50-8:20) Manifesting things in your life (10:15-12:30) Shawne's time in Buffalo (12:45-17:50) The toughest players Shawne has played against (18:50-23:40) Advice to transitioning athletes (24:00-29:00) Staying in shape after retirement (29:25-31:30) And much more. For more information about our sponsors today: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
43:16
February 1, 2021
Ep 68 - Max Out Your Life with Ed Mylett
Ed Mylett is one of top business leaders, peak performance experts and global keynote speakers in the world. Ed is the host of the #1 Business Podcast on iTunes: "The Ed Mylett Show" and today on the show, shares his wisdom with the listeners about what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. Topics include:  Your test will be your testimony (5:20) Traits of the most successful people Ed knows (10:06) Being Coachable (12:21) How we should all be chasing butterfly moments in our lives (16:40) How things in life happen for you, and not to you (19:18) How your habits will shape your future (22:35) What keeps you pursuing to impact others (27:35) And much more. You can follow Ed on social media @EdMylett or on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. For more info on our show sponsors:  Jordan Yocum LouisvilleCustomClothing.com Instagram: @KentuckyClothier https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
38:37
January 25, 2021
Ep 67 - Bills, Fights & Mics with Ariel Helwani
Ariel joins Eric on Instagram LIVE Thursday night as they guys talk about Ariel's journey in broadcasting, the upcoming Connor McGregor fight, lots of Buffalo Bills talk and much more!
53:01
January 22, 2021
Ep 66 - Prepare to Succeed with Luke Kuechly
Luke Kuechly played 8 seasons with the Carolina Panthers from 2012 to 2019. He earned First-Team All-Pro Honors 5 times, made it to a Super Bowl in 2015 and was one of the smartest and toughest guys to play in the NFL. His early retirement was a surprise to many, and on the show today, Luke and Eric get into Luke's decision to step away, also: Why Luke decided to go to Boston College (6:20) Luke's transition into and out of the NFL (9:20) Sean McDermott as DC in Carolina (13:40) How Luke prepares and study's game film (16:30) Super Bowl loss to Denver, Superstitions and Traditions (21:00) Why he decided to retire (31:00) Toughest people/teams to prepare for (39:00) And much more.....For more info on our show sponsors:  https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
52:37
January 18, 2021
Ep 65 - Behind the Scenes & The Power of Forgiveness with Jason Romano
For 17 years, Jason was an Emmy-Award winning Producer and Senior Manager at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football and Mike and Mike in the Morning. In February of 2017, Jason took a leap of faith and walked away from his job at ESPN to pursue sports ministry. One month later,  he launched the Sports Spectrum podcast, an interview driven show that features athletes, coaches, entertainers and other personalities sharing their stories on the intersection of sports and faith. Today on the show, Eric and Jason get into many different topics, including: Jason's journey to ESPN and his first jobs in the business (2:36-13:01) Former athletes in broadcasting and common mistakes they make (16:32-30:00) Jason's reason for leaving ESPN to pursue sports ministry (30:00-43:00) Jason's favorite podcast episodes and his most fulfilling work (45:00-53:00) The results of effort (54:00-1:03:00) And much more.  Jason is the author of two books, "The Uniform of Leadership" and "Live to Forget" and you can purchase them here: https://www.jasonromano.com/book For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
01:20:52
January 11, 2021
Episode 64 - NFL Center Roundtable with Joe Hawley & Nick Hardwick
Former podcast guests Joe Hawley and Nick Hardwick join Eric Wood today to talk some ball. The three have a combined 25 years played in the NFL and are here to give you a glimpse into an NFL locker room.  On the show, the guys discuss:  Which era of the NFL was the most physical/violent (2:42-10:29) NFL stories, mistakes and mistakes made and by NFL coaches (10:29-20:40) Hardest play to block, offensive strategy and the roles of a center (20:40-32:50) The importance of work ethic (32:50-40:46) Advice about creating your own space after sports (41:50-52:30) Lessons to teach your kids as former professional athletes (52:30-1:02:20) The value of recovery (1:02:20-1:07:20) What you wish you knew when playing (1:07:20-1:17:20) The future in coaching/broadcasting (1:20:00-End) For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
01:40:06
January 4, 2021
Ep 63 - Discover Your Identity with Steve Weatherford
Steve Weatherford is a Super Bowl Champion Punter and, at one point, was named the Fittest Man in the NFL. He is a husband, father of 5 and Christian man that gives great advice today about inspiring others to becomes their best self in 2021. The guys also talk about: Steve's success as an two sport athlete, how the government creates a narrative to promote fear, Steve's relationship with Jesus Christ, how soccer helped him becomes the athletes he is today, how to rejoice in suffering and several action steps to help live a healthier lifestyle.  For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
01:04:48
December 28, 2020
Ep 62 - Travel Like a Pro Safely with Sarah Dandashy
Sarah Dandashy is an award-winning concierge, travel content creator, and hospitality consultant. On the show today, she informs us on how and where to travel safely to in 2021.  You will love hearing her story of living all over the world and will be inspired to venture into new experiences yourself. Sarah also gives great insight on building a brand, something she has done with her brand - Ask A Concierge® - during her time of being furloughed.  For more info on our show sponsors:  https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20
44:31
December 21, 2020
Ep 61 - The Value of Connection with Kyle Idleman
Kyle Idelman is a bestselling author and the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the largest churches in America. Kyle's book, "not a fan" has sold more than 1.3 million copies and can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Fan-Becoming-Completely-Committed-ebook/dp/B004DCAUYM Eric and Kyle are close friends and, on this episode, they have discussions about vulnerability & gratitude. They talk about creating & stacking habits, also give advice on finding fulfillment through your work, the challenges of leadership and suggestions when it comes to parenting and marriage. For more info on our show sponsors:  https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 https://punchdenergy.com To get 20% off your order, use the code: EricWood20  
01:15:15
December 14, 2020
Ep 60 - Finding Fulfillment with Jason Tartick
Jason was born in Buffalo, New York in 1988 and is best known for his appearance on The Bachelorette in 2018. Since then, Jason has been helping others shift their mindset and find fulfilling careers in the field of their choosing, He's done this by starting his own motivational company: Restart. In this episode, the guys talk about: behind the scenes stories from the Bachelorette, how he's adjusted to fame, his purpose in life after the show, advice he has to people in a time of transition and, of course, some Bills talk. For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
52:25
December 7, 2020
Ep 59 - Healthy Living with Dr. Ara Suppiah Part 2
Round 2 with Dr. Ara Suppiah, who is a highly sought after personal physician on the PGA and LPGA Tour, a practicing ER Physician & Chief Wellness Officer for Florida Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine at the University of Central Florida Medical School. In this episode, Dr. Ara and Eric get into several different topics including: a COVID update from an ER doctor's perspective, supplements Dr. Ara recommends to help live a healthy lifestyle, his thoughts on a vaccine, Dustin Johnson winning the Masters and a fascinating discussion about Dr. Ara's recent trip to Tanzania.  For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
37:12
November 30, 2020
Ep 58 - What's Your Purpose with Joe Hawley
Joe Hawley played offensive line for 8 seasons in the NFL before he sold most of his possessions, bought a van and started traveling the country. Joe is on a journey to learn, grow and connect with likeminded people. It's not always easy to discover What's Next in your life, but Joe seems to have it figured out. In this episode, Joe and Eric connect in a way only two former centers can. They talk about: the biggest adversity Joe faced in the NFL, some of his favorite o-line room stories, weight loss tips from two former big guys, what led him to retirement and into his new journey and much more. There are many valuable lessons from Joe about creating the life you want to live and how his story has inspired others.  For more info on our show sponsors: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22 BrainMD.com      code: EricWood  
56:11
November 23, 2020
Ep 57 - Leadership Training with Colonel Eric Lopez
On this Veteran's Day week, we welcome onto the show Colonel Eric Lopez. Eric has served in seven combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has had an extremely decorated career in the military. He has earned four bronze star medals, has completed military training in multiple Army schools and has now launched "The Leadership Initiative" on YouTube, to help engage in discussions about leadership with community, business, family, and the military. On the show today, Eric and Eric get into many different topics, including: What his toughest training in the military was and how he got through it, what his seven deployments were like, as well as his top leadership tips that translate to sports and business worlds. For more info on our show sponsor: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
39:07
November 9, 2020
Ep 56 - Optimize Your Life with David Nurse
David Nurse is an NBA life and optimization coach, future bestselling author, and worldwide motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player and a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has personally helped over 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. Today on the show, David and Eric get into several different topics, including: how to optimize your own life, David's journey in basketball, how he got into coaching professional athletes, the power of preparation, his personal mourning routine and much more. For more info on our show sponsor: https://www.chilitechnology.com/pages/cooling-sleep-systems?offer_id=2&affiliate_id=1931&transaction_id=1029fa200cbdccf2ec238b41424c06&utm_source=TUNE&utm_medium=cpc To get 22% off your order, use the code: Eric22
37:18
November 2, 2020
Ep 55 - Eric Wood (What's Next!)
A solo edition of What's Next with Eric Wood! Sit down with Eric as he tells you about his career path in broadcasting, how his life has changed since starting the podcast and his answers to some of the reoccurring questions he asks each week. His favorite book? His morning routine? The most famous person in his phone? Hear Eric like never before and find out....What's Next!
25:22
October 26, 2020
Ep 54 - Glory Days with Jim Kelly
Jim Kelly is a Hall of Fame Quarterback, Buffalo Bills' legend and is beloved by millions of people, including podcast host Eric Wood. Today on the show, Jim and Eric relive highlights from Jim's career, his transition out of football and his public battle with cancer.  Jim epitomizes what it means to be a fighter and a world class human being. The guys also get into advice for raising daughters, facing negativity after 4-stright Super Bowl losses and the sports that he played growing up. If you enjoyed the show, please rate, review and subscribe. For more information on our sponsors today: BrainMD.com      code: EricWood
33:42
October 12, 2020
Ep 53 - Changing The Culture with Dabo Swinney
Dabo Swinney is a 2x National Champion, a 6x ACC Champion and is the current Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers. A legend in the college football world, Dabo joins Eric on the show to discuss: the culture at Clemson, how they have had sustained so much success and the future of college football with Name, Image and Likeness on the horizon. The guys also get into Dabo's upbringing and playing days, as he was a walk on WR at Alabama and eventually won a National Championship as a Senior. Dabo gives great insight on what it truly means to be a mentor of young men and I cannot wait for you to listen. If you enjoyed the show, please rate, review and subscribe. Also, for more information on our sponsors today: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com BrainMD.com       code: EricWood
52:50
September 29, 2020
Ep 52 - Earned, Not Given with Anthony Muñoz
Hall of Fame lineman and former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Muñoz joins the show today. Anthony played 13 years in the NFL and the two former Pro Bowl lineman talk some ball today, they discuss: Anthony's transition in & out of the NFL, how he maintained a high level of play throughout his career and his thoughts on the 2020 Cincinnati Bengals. Anthony is considered to be one of the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history and also gives great perspective about parenting kids in sports and modeling hard work and discipline in his life. For more information about our show sponsors: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com BrainMD.com        code: EricWood
51:50
September 21, 2020
Ep 51 - Finding Your Voice with James "Mac" McPartland
James "Mac" McPartland is a keynote speaker, the author of the "unopened gift" series and is an executive coach who has worked personally with Eric for the last three years. His specialty is helping transitioning athletes find success in other areas of life and he has great knowledge, that he shares today, on living a balanced life. Today on the show, Eric and Mac get into several different topics, including: the story we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and how dangerous that can be, how to increase productivity, how to combat zoom fatigue and how he personally finds fulfillment in life.  For more info on Mac, please visit: Jamesmcpartland.com For more information about our show sponsors today:  BrainMD.com       code: EricWood Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com
01:07:42
September 14, 2020
Ep 50 - Long Way to the Top with Kim Pegula
Kim Pegula is the President and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, a holding company that manages and owns the Buffalo Bills as well as the Buffalo Sabers. Kim and her husband, Terry Pegula, purchased the Bills in 2014 with a bid of 1.4 billion dollars and she is now one of only three NFL owners who were not born in the United States. With the 2020 NFL season starting this week, now is the perfect time to hear from Kim. On the show, Eric and Kim talk about: her rise to success as a businesswoman, the culture change that has taken place since their ownership of the team and COVID's impact on the 2020 season. For more information about our sponsors today: BrainMD.com        code: EricWood Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com 
01:01:33
September 7, 2020
Ep 49 - 2020 Kentucky Derby Special with Bob Baffert & Jack Wolf
The 2020 Kentucky Derby is almost here! Get ready for the first Saturday in September with two prominent figures in the horse racing industry, Horse Trainer Bob Baffert and Starlight Racing Founder Jack Wolf. In the first interview, Bob and Eric discuss several different topics, including: his journey to becoming the top horse trainer of all-time, his experience with two triple crown winners and Bob's thoughts on his two horses in the Derby this year, Authentic and Thousand Words. Jack Wolf also has a horse in the 2020 Derby, Authentic, who is currently the 4th betting favorite as of publish time. Eric and Jack discuss more tricks of the horse racing industry. such as: how Jack bets when he goes to the track, what it's like to watch a horse you own come down the stretch on Derby day and also his advice for people who'd like to own a race horse one day. For more information on our sponsors today: TwinSpires.com          code: WOOD200    Start your $200 new member bonus Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com BrainMD.com              code EricWood
01:13:05
August 31, 2020
Ep 48 - Going Above & Beyond with Josh Allen
Josh Allen is only 24 years old and is the current starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Josh was drafted by the Bills in 2018 with the 7th overall pick, making him the highest drafted QB in Bills' history. On the show today, the two Buffalo football stars talk shop and hit on several different topics including: Josh's transition from college football to the NFL, his thoughts on the Bills' new wide receivers, what he needs to work on in 2020 and much more. Josh also touches on how COVID19 has impacted training camp and the potential of playing games without fans. For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com BrainMD.com          code: EricWood
24:40
August 24, 2020
Ep 47 - Becoming A Man with Brian Tome
Brian Tome is the Founding & Senior Pastor of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, voted in 2017 the fastest growing church in America. He is a best selling author, an entrepreneur and is the host of "The Aggressive Life" podcast. Today on the show, Brian provides incredible insight on marriage and parenting. He talks about what should define a man and how tough these COVID 19 times can be on our psyche. Brian also speaks on his relationship with football, how to talk to your children about sex and reveals some highlights from his book: "The Five Marks of a Man" For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com BrainMD.com                                          Code: EricWood
41:40
August 17, 2020
Ep 46 - Do What YOU Want with David Meltzer
David Meltzer is the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency. He is a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach and joins Eric on the show today to help complete his life's mission: to empower people to be happy. David gives great perspective on several topics, including: controlling what you can control, finding success in business, advice for transitioning athletes, how to re-purpose your life and a discussion about sports this fall. For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com LouisvilleCustomClothing.com BrainMD.com                             code: EricWood Thank you for listening and subscribe if you enjoyed the show.
44:43
August 10, 2020
Ep 45 - Opting Out with Marquise Goodwin
NFL wide receiver and Olympic long jumper Marquise Goodwin joins his former teammate on the podcast today. Marquise was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL draft and made national news last week deciding to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Eric and Marquise sit down to discuss this difficult decision, including a number of other things such as: Marquise's battle with injuries throughout his career and the importance of faith and family in his life. How difficult is it to balance your family life in the NFL? What motivates an elite level athlete to step away from the game? For more information about our sponsors today: Jordan.Yocum@TomJames.com LouisvilleCustomClothing.com BrainMD.com        code: EricWood Thank you for listening and please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed the show.
30:39
August 3, 2020
Ep 44 - Prove Yourself with Mike Golic Jr
ESPN College Football Analyst and National radio personality Mike Golic Jr joins Eric on the show today. Mike played offensive guard at the University of Notre Dame from 2008 to 20012, and after a few years of professional football, he is now blazing his own path in the sports media world. The guys gets into several different topics including how Mike is following in his father's footsteps, the diet and weight management of an offensive lineman, Mike's transition into his new career and some current NFL & CFB talk. Thank you for listening and make sure to subscribe!
54:55
July 27, 2020
Ep 43 - Striving for Excellence with Jeff Ruby
Jeff Ruby is one of the most successful and outspoken restaurateurs in the United States and earned his fame in Eric's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. An Ivy League graduate of Cornell University, Jeff joins Eric on the podcast today to discuss several different topics including; how a football coach changed his life, firing his first cook at the age of 13, his journey to the top in business, adversity faced in the times of COVID 19, the relationship he has with his family and much more. Finally, remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!
01:06:20
July 20, 2020
Ep 42 - Can You Make A Play? with Rocky Boiman
Super Bowl Champion, 8 year NFL veteran and fellow Cincinnati kid Rocky Boiman joins Eric on the podcast. Today, the guys get into a host of different topics including: Leadership as a captain linebacker at the University of Notre Dame, some adversity he overcome throughout his NFL career, his transition out of the NFL and into sports media, and some stories from his high school days in the same city Eric grew up in. Thank you for listening and please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoy!
01:04:12
July 13, 2020
Ep 41 - Willing to Pay the Price with Jerry Butler
Former Buffalo Bills great Jerry Butler joins Eric on the show today. Jerry played for the Bills from 1979-1986 and eventually became a wide receivers coach and the Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Browns. Jerry and Eric hit many different topics today, including: memories from their playing careers, how Jerry helped shaped the evolution of player development in the NFL, advice for the audience during the times of COVID 19 and Black Lives Matter and also some actionable steps you can take in your daily life. Finally, remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!
01:09:30
July 6, 2020
Ep 40 - Behind The Broadcast with Wes Durham & Roddy Jones
The ACC Network Football Broadcast Team is back together again! Two guest join Eric on the show today, Wes Durham and Roddy Jones. Wes is the former voice of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and currently does Play by Play for the ACCN and for the Atlanta Falcons radio coverage. Roddy Jones is a former star Running back for Georgia Tech and is now a color analysis for the ACCN. He also the host of the ACC AF Podcast. You will hear the guys talk about their 1st season together as a crew, some of the best ACC games they worked last year, their journey in broadcasting to this point, and some talk about the current landscape of college football. Thank you for listening and make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!
01:19:23
June 22, 2020
Ep 39 - Facing Adversity with Leslie Frazier
Leslie Frazier is a two time Super Bowl Champion and is the current Defensive Coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. Eric and Leslie touch on many different topics on today's show, including: Leslie's journey through football, how his career ended as a player, what it takes to be an NFL Head Coach, his thoughts on the 2020 Buffalo Bills and also an extended conversation about social injustice throughout America and how we can help. Make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast and thank you for listening!
36:06
June 15, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #9
What are some Eric's most memorable moments in the Bills locker room? How about marriage advice during an NFL season? It's another edition of Ask EWood Anything. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything on Twitter or Instagram to hear your question answered next week.
11:57
June 12, 2020
Ep 38 - The Challenges of Coaching with Mike Vrabel
Mike Vrabel is the current Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans, a three time Super Bowl Champion and was an All-American Linebacker at THE Ohio State University. The guys touch on several different topics in this podcast, including: the fulfilling side of coaching, how the virtual off-season is going, Mike's thoughts on Tom Brady in Tampa, how he balances his professional and personal life and much more. You can donate to Mike's charity of choice, The 2nd & 7 Foundation, to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward, visit the website: https://www.secondandseven.com/
35:18
June 10, 2020
Ep 37 - Wired Differently with Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy is the President and Founder of Athletes First, the largest independent football agency in the United States and the same agency that represented Eric while in the NFL.  Brian is a graduate of Notre Dame undergrad and Harvard Law School and has recently won 2 Man of the Year awards for his philanthropic efforts. These two long time friends reunite on the show to talk about what it takes to become a Sports Agent, how Athletes First takes care of their clients, what are the keys of starting and growing a business and of course some old stories of the two when they first met in Cincinnati. If you'd like to donate to the Eric Wood Fund, follow the link here: https://wchob.ejoinme.org/EricWoodFund
56:52
June 1, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #8
What's Eric's morning routine? His favorite bible verse? How about his mindset going into a football game?  It's another revealing episode of Ask EWood Anything and the former Pro Bowler is answering your questions. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything on Twitter or Instagram to get your question answered on the next episode.
08:58
May 29, 2020
Ep 36 - Committed to a Purpose with Sean McDermott
Current Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills Sean McDermott joins Eric, his former player, on the podcast. The one time assistant for the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles, Sean shares stories about his journey to the NFL, the current state of the Buffalo Bills, some of the guys' favorite memories playing together and much more. If you enjoy the podcast, make sure to rate, review and subscribe! 
44:18
May 25, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #7
Who are some of the best leaders Eric has been around in football? How would not having fans in the stands impact the outcome of a NFL game? It's another edition of Ask EWood Anything and Eric is answering your questions. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything on Twitter or Instagram to hear your question answered next episode.
10:31
May 22, 2020
Ep 35 - Old School Gunslinger with Ryan Fitzpatrick
Former Rams, Bengals, Bills, Titans, Texans, Jets, Bucs and current Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick joins the show. Fitz talks about his journey into the NFL and how he and his family have managed to move to 8 different cities. You will hear some fun Bills stories and also about his mentality as a gunslinger, his thoughts on the upcoming training camp with Tua and much more. Remember to subscribe, rate and review the podcast!
01:00:41
May 18, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #6
What is the happiest moment of Eric's career? How about his thoughts on cannabis for pain relief? It's round 6 of Ask EWood Anything, listen to see if your question made the list! Use the hashtag #AskEwoodAnything on Twitter or Instagram to hear your question on the next podcast.
11:23
May 15, 2020
Ep 34 - LIVE with Jimmie Allen
Country singer and songwriter Jimmie Allen joins Eric on Instagram LIVE to talk about many things including; overcoming adversity on his journey to Nashville, his advice to young musicians, gaining respect as a black man in county music, how he's holding up during quarantine and much more.  Make sure to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast and also follow Eric on Instagram (@EWood70) to watch the next LIVE episode.
57:40
May 11, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #5
What would/does Eric's offseason training look like? The most devastating loss of his NFL career? It's episode 5 of Ask Ewood Anything and it includes your questions and also Eric's thoughts on the recently released Bills 2020 schedule. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEwoodAnything on Twitter and Instagram to hear your question answered next time. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast if you enjoyed!
11:39
May 8, 2020
Ep 33 - LIVE with Kyle Rudolph
Minnesota Vikings Tight End and two time Pro Bowler Kyle Rudolph joins the show. Kyle is entering his 10th season in the NFL and is the first active player to join Eric on the podcast. The Walter Peyton Man of the Year finalist and former Elder High School Grad joins Eric on Instagram LIVE where the two talk about; Kyle's decision to choose football over basketball, what his journey in the NFL has been like so far, some of the ways he prepares in the off-season, how's he's training during quarantine and the guys answer some of your questions. Please rate, review and subscribe the podcast today!
58:22
May 4, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #4
What's Eric dream golf foursome? How about the most athletic thing he's seen on a football field? Eric is back with round 4 of Ask EWood Anything. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything to hear your question answered next week! 
07:50
May 1, 2020
Ep 32 - Know Your Why with Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon is a best selling author and keynote speaker.  He is the author of 20 books including 8 best sellers such as: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp and his latest - Stay Positive. Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and spoke to the Buffalo Bills when Eric was on the team. The guys reunite and talk about Jon's journey into writing and speaking, what makes some head coaches special, what you can be doing to maximize your time during COVID 19 and much more.  Make  sure to Subscribe, Rate and Review the podcast! 
36:20
April 27, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #3 with Lorenzo Alexander
Eric and former Buffalo Bills teammate Lorenzo Alexander answer YOUR questions on Ask Ewood Anything #3. This episode was recorded on Instagram LIVE and the guys touch on many subjects including; favorite memories in Buffalo, how they are staying active during the age of COVID19, what lies ahead in retirement and much more. Make sure to use the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything to get your question answered next week!
32:24
April 24, 2020
Ep 31 - Leadership Matters with Chris Mack
Chris Mack is the Head Men's basketball coach at the University of Louisville, taking over the job in 2018. He graduated from St Xavier high school in Cincinnati and played basketball for Evansville and Xavier from 1988 to 1993. After over a decade of coaching, the Mack family moved into Eric's neighborhood and the two have gotten to know each other over the past couple years. The guys meet up today to talk about many topics including; Chris' journey in coaching, some of the top leadership qualities in young men and women, what core values Chris coaches to his team, their favorite Skyline orders and much more. Thank you for listening and make sure to subscribe, rate and review the show!
01:01:39
April 20, 2020
Ask EWood Anything #2
Round 2 of Ask EWood Anything is here! Eric's favorite athlete growing up? How about Eric's dream broadcasting partner? Get your questions answered each week by using the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything and you could hear your Twitter handle and question on the podcast!
09:29
April 17, 2020
Ep 30 - Being the Bad Guy with Al Snow
Al Snow is a professional wrestler and the current owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling. The 8x WWF Champion now lives in Louisville, KY and joins Eric today on the show. The guys talk about a wide range of topics including the ins-and-outs of professional wrestling, how to throw a punch properly, what it takes to succeed at the highest levels and much more. Al brings a passion to the podcast that is unmatched. Enjoy the episode and make sure to rate, subscribe and review.
01:40:37
April 13, 2020
Ask EWood Anything
The 1st edition of Ask Anything Friday is here! Who's the most famous person in Eric's phone? Some of his favorite teammates all time? Eric will answer your questions each week, and by using the hashtag #AskEWoodAnything, you can hear your question on the next podcast.
10:41
April 10, 2020
Ep 29 - The Heart & Soul of the Buffalo Bills with Kyle Williams
Great friends and former teammates for 9 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, Kyle Williams finally joins Eric on the podcast. Kyle won a National Championship at LSU in 2003, has been voted All-American, All Pro in the NFL and is a 6x Pro Bowler.  The two captains share stories about their playing days, their thoughts on the current state of the Bills, Kyle's new role in life as a Defensive Coordinator at the high school level and much more. Rate, review and subscribe today!
01:20:11
April 6, 2020
Ep 28 - Take Ownership of Your Life with Dave & Beth Stone
Dave Stone has preached in 37 states, is the author of 8 books and served at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville for 30 years. It's also where he met his wife, Beth, and they have now been married for 34 years. The two know a lot about marriage, parenting, leadership, faith, even how to manage a healthy relationship, and they join long time friend Eric to discuss many of these. Whether it's building up date night or identifying the most important times to make memories, Dave and Beth have tons of knowledge that can help you today.
01:04:20
March 30, 2020
Ep 27 - Healthy Living with Dr. Ara Suppiah Part 1
Dr. Ara is a highly sought after personal physician on the PGA and LPGA Tour, a practicing ER Physician & Chief Wellness Officer for Florida Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor in Clinical Medicine at the University of Central Florida Medical School.  The Doctor joins Eric on the podcast for a discussion about functional medicine. Everyone's an athlete, but what are some ways the average person can lose weight and get healthy? Also staying active in the era of social distancing, supplements that could help your immune system against COVID-19 and much more.
56:03
March 23, 2020
Ep 26 - Never Lose Faith with EJ Manuel
Former Florida State and Buffalo Bills' Quarterback EJ Manuel joins his former teammate, Eric, on the podcast. The guys talk about their favorite moments in Buffalo together, how their careers played out, stories from both of their broadcasting careers after football and much more. Drafted in the 1st round of the 2013 NFL Draft, EJ and Buffalo will always have a special connection. Hope you enjoy this episode and make sure to rate, subscribe and review the podcast.
01:08:51
March 16, 2020
Ep 25 - More to the Job with Brandon Beane
The GM of the Buffalo Bills Brandon Beane joins the show to talk with Eric about his rise to the top of a NFL organization, what it's like being a GM in the NFL, the current state of the Bills and what will get them to the Super Bowl. This conversation between friends is informational, revealing and a includes a few fun topics like who won their last golf match.
01:01:53
March 2, 2020
Ep 24 - Back to the Grind with Richie Incognito Part 2
Richie makes his 2nd appearance on the podcast, this time talking about his transition back into football. The former teammates caught up in Miami before the Super Bowl, and also discuss: playing in the NFL at 36 years old vs 26, Richie's teammates in Oakland including Antonio Brown, his love for the Raiders organization and who can eat the most wings.
42:25
February 17, 2020
Ep 23 - It Starts with a Mindset with Scott Satterfield
Head football coach of the Louisville Cardinals Scott Satterfield joins the podcast to talk about his upbringing, some of his favorite moments from Appalachian State and how he is changing the culture in Louisville. The 2019 ACC Coach of the Year has powerful advice on positive thinking, player development and his favorite new restaurants in the city. 
01:03:41
January 20, 2020
Best of 2019
It has been a great year for What's Next with Eric Wood and we have put together some of the best moments of 2019 in this podcast. You'll hear from several guests once again including Richie Incognito, Vince Tyra, Bob Russell, Joe Thomas, Brian Brohm, Merril Hoge, David Novak, Big House and more.
01:07:03
January 6, 2020
Ep 22 - Find Your Winning Edge with Greg Taylor
Business owner, certified leadership coach and former Division 1 football player Greg Taylor joins Eric for an insightful conversation about faith, hard work, striving to become your best and much more. Greg has over 32 years of experience as a business leader and gives great advice about several different topics. Visit Greg's website at: https://www.findyourwinningedge.com
58:17
December 23, 2019
Ep 21 - Cardinal Greatness with Junior Bridgeman
American businessman and former Louisville Cardinals basketball player Junior Bridgeman joins the podcast.. Eric and Junior talk on many things including his time in the NBA, playing under Denny Crum at UL, some of his favorite memories on the hardwood, his transition to the business world, the most important qualities for success and much more. 
49:01
December 11, 2019
Ep 20 - Rivalry Week UK-UL with Stevie Johnson
Former Buffalo Bills' teammate and University of Kentucky wide receiver Stevie Johnson joins Eric for a special Rivalry Week episode. The guys talk about the upcoming UK-UL game, their favorite memories playing together, the transition to life after football and much more.
37:59
November 27, 2019
Episode 19 - David Novak
David Novak is an American businessman, author and philanthropist. He is Founder and CEO of oGoLead and is Co-Founder and retired Chairman and chief executive officer of YUM! Brands Inc.. David joins Eric for an illuminating conversation about leadership, what motiavtes people, how we can become better each and every day and much more.
59:37
November 18, 2019
Episode 18 - Rob Vaka
Former athlete, cancer survivor and Director of Player Engagement at SignaturePRO, Rob Vaka joins Eric for an insightful conversation about overcoming obstacles, money management with former athletes, being grateful in every situation and how to succeed in life after retirement.
55:56
November 4, 2019
Episode 17 - Joe "Big House" Kenn
Joe "Big House" Kenn is the first person ever to be voted the National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year in both college football and the NFL. "Big House" coached at the University of Louisville with Eric from 2008-2009 and is now the current Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Panthers.  The two football guys reconnect to talk about Houses' upbringing, his journey to the NFL, what separates him from other coaches, how to motivate players, some funny stories from the past and much more.
01:30:01
October 21, 2019
Episode 16 - Dr. Daniel Amen
Meet America's most popular psychiatrist. Dr. Daniel Amen is a physician, founder of Amen Clinics and BrainMD, double board certified psychiatrist and a nine-time New York Times bestselling author. He joins Eric for an insightful conversation about your brain's potential, the impact of contact sports on the brain, methods to improve your brain function and much more.
46:14
October 7, 2019
Episode 15 - Alex Harbin
Former teammates at Elder High School, Alex Harbin joins Eric for a fun conversation full of memories of playing football together, Alex's tryout with an NFL team, the challenges of owning a gym, what makes leaders & mentors, Alex's transition in life outside of sports and much more.
58:07
September 23, 2019
Episode 14 - Merril Hoge
The former American Football player and analyst for ESPN, Merril Hoge joins Eric for a insightful conversation about growing up in Idaho, how he got into football, his cancer diagnoses, some of the bad science behind CTE, how he's handled adversity in his life and much more.
01:08:27
September 9, 2019
Episode 13 - Steve Tasker
The 7x Pro Bowler, Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver/Gunner and now sports reporter, Steve Tasker joins Eric for a fun conversation about the joy football brought each other, the Hall of Fame debate, some favorite moments from their career and much more.
01:06:06
August 26, 2019
Episode 12 - Brian Brohm
The Louisville Legend, former NFL Quarterback and now Purdue Football co-offensive coordinator & quarterbacks coach, Brian Brohm, joins his former Cardinals' teammate for a discussion about his upbringing, performing under high expectations, his college/NFL career and much more. 
52:16
August 12, 2019
Episode 11 - Joe Thomas
The former Browns' Left Tackle and Future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas is an ironman. Joe didn't miss a single play until his final year of his career, 10,363 consecutive snaps over 11 years, and now he joins Eric for a dynamic conversation about their most memorable moments in the NFL, advice they'd give to rookies, life after the League, coping with injuries and much more.
01:27:48
July 29, 2019
Episode 10 - Bob Russell
He became the head pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville at the age of 22. His small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with up to 18,000 people. Now retired, Bob Russell sits down with Eric for a profound conversation about living a joyful life,  the importance of hard work, the drawbacks of multitasking and much more. 
01:12:26
July 15, 2019
Episode 9 - Nick Hardwick
Former NFL lineman Nick Hardwick joins Eric for a refreshing conversation about his unconventional journey to becoming a Pro Bowler, what Nick is doing in life now, brain health in professional athletes and some interesting stories about former teammates like Phillip Rivers and more.
01:11:49
July 1, 2019
Episode 8 - Matt Hoetker
Former Navy Seal Matt Hoetker joins Eric to talk about his life and about serving his country.  The guys discuss leadership, sacrifice, the specifics of military lifestyle and what it takes to be a Navy Seal.
01:26:55
June 17, 2019
Episode 7 - Vince Tyra
The businessman and University of Louisville Athletic Director joins Eric to talk about growing up in Louisville, his eventful first year as AD, investment advice and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of college athletics.
45:50
June 3, 2019
Episode 6 - Will Wolford
The former NFL lineman joins Eric for a revealing conversation about the game of Football, Will's career - including going to three straight Super Bowls with the Bills - and his transition into coaching high school and into the business world. 
53:23
May 20, 2019
Episode 5 - Nick Mangold
Former Pro Bowl Center Nick Mangold joins Eric for a friendly discussion about some of the toughest players to block in the NFL,  their favorites moments from an NFL locker room and what is happening next in their life. 
45:15
May 6, 2019
Episode 4 - Chris Burke
A former Major League Baseball Player from Louisville, Kentucky, Chris Burke joins Eric for a personal conversation about playing ball in college and as a professional, his walk off home run in the 2005 NLDS, adjusting the life after his career and more. 
01:01:24
April 22, 2019
Episode 3 - Fred Jackson
Former NFL running back Fred Jackson, who spent nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills, reunites with Eric to talk about his incredible journey to the League, his favorite stories as a player and some advice he'd give to players today or anyone who is going though a transition in their life. 
34:34
April 8, 2019
Episode 2 - Michael Ray
American country music singer and songwriter Michael Ray joins Eric for a revealing conversation. From humble beginnings to superstardom, how do you make that transition? What challenges do you face on the way to achieving your dreams? Michael tells his story and gives a glimpse of "What's Next" in his life.
49:46
March 25, 2019
Episode 1 - Richie Incognito
Former NFL player and teammate Richie Incognito joins Eric for a candid conversation about breaking the perception of football players, lessons learned from the Miami situation and "What's Next" for him in his life. 
41:21
March 11, 2019
Episode 0 - Introduction
The intro episode! Former NFL Pro Bowler Eric Wood shares his story about: playing in the NFL, the sudden end to his career and where his life is heading next.
12:14
February 15, 2019