TV sportscaster ( Fox 8 CLEVELAND) who also happens to do crazy ultra endurance events. ( Think 100 mile, 50 mile ultras and triathlons) Will look into topical sports issues, interview figures in sports and take you along for the ride.!
Ted Ginn Sr. is one of the more celebrated high school coaches in Ohio, much less in the country. His Glenville high program has sent dozens of players to the NFL, from Pierre Woods, to Cardale Jones. ( "without this system, Cardale would have been lost. There are lots of kids like that") Theres Heisman winner Troy Smith, Ted Ginn Sr, his son...Marshon Lattimore, Frank Clark. The list goes on and on. But what Ginn does that helps him stand out is how he takes at risk kids, and helps them realize their purpose in life. Its no small feat. Ginn went from being a machinist, to a volunteer coach, to a school security guard, to the man who led Glenvilles football and track fortunes. But his biggest accomplishment. His legacy is the Ginn Academy, a school for at risk youth. Ginn says mentoring is an every day thing. You can't helicopter in once a week and make an impact. Its an every day thing. No shortcuts. Take that dynamic and multiply it by the hundreds, and thats what Ginn does. Every day. It has not been easy, and he has battled the deadly disease, of pancreatic cancer, which he says in the interview , is a "blessing". But Ginn is undaunted. He won't step away. Full disclosure, I was one of a handful of people who spoke at his 60th birthday celebration in 2015. I have known him a long time. Have covered his teams. We kind of connect on a spiritual front. I hope you enjoy the interview and check out the other episodes of this podcast I have done. Thank you!!
Mark Godale and his brother Steve are running in their 26th straight Boston Marathon. (Today, April 15th is raceday) But that feat is just a small part of what Mark has been able to accomplish in marathons and beyond. His Ultra marathon resume is extensive. He held the USA record for distance covered in 24 hours for a long time...162.4 miles. He was 3rd in the world. He has raced all over the states and beyond, including the famed Spartathlon in Greece. He clearly was a trailblazer in the NEOhio scene and although he has a knee injury to deal with, still get his miles in. We talked about the ultra scene in the early years vs todays more crowded scene with lotteries, etc. His fuel for distances and more. I hope you share this with others in the running community and beyond. If you like , please subscribe, rate. We are on all podcast platforms..ITunes, Sportify, etc
Trevor Bauer flirted with a no hitter on the first week of the season, yet a no hitter, though a great achievement, is not a rare accomplishment. Cool, yes. Tough to do..yes, but there are other marks that are generational.. like what happened on this date (April 8) 1993 at old Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Two homers from one player (Carlos Baerga) in one inning, from EACH side the plate. We discuss that with Nick Kovach, WJW Sports Producer, who was there . Plus,our Mr. Baseball, Chris Hyser looks at quirky records and unreachable achievements.
The internet has made all of us , in many ways, news aggregators. From Athletes, to fans, to of course the media. This episode cites examples of athletes making news, and reacting to it as well. From LeBron James to Odell Beckham , to Andrew Hawkins, to Tyreke Smith. How to use the platforms that the internet has spawned is one of the big issues of today in sports. Thanks to Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan, and Lou Maglio of Fox 8 News.
Athletic achievements are most chronicled in the conventional sports. I look at two distinct boundary breaking performances, one from a Hall of Fame basketball player, and the other, remarkably from a renowned rock climber, and Academy award winner. You know Wilt Chamberlain, but have you heard of Alex Honnold? And thank you to Turner/CNN sportscaster Vince Cellini and Ray Justavick for their contributions.
Exploring some conventional sports records and the odds some of them might ever be broken. But, I want to challenge peoples perceptions of records and give props to those who break somewhat unconventional records. Such as, Colin O'Brady who, among his many accomplishments became the first man to traverse across Antarctica, unaided, unsupported, dealing with bitter cold, and the ever present danger of not making his goal and suffering ill effects in the process. Also thanks to Fox 8 meteorologist Scott Sabol for his expertise.
NASCAR has faced attendance challenges the last few years as some longtime drivers have exited and young drivers taking over. Colleague PJ Ziegler covered the Daytona 500 and we chat about some of the reasons for the dip and what to look forward to
Babe Kwasniak is the boys basketball coach at one of the most successful programs in the state of Ohio, Villa Angela St. Joes in Cleveland.. He won titles as a player and has won 3 as the head coach. During his coaching career he has been involved in summer basketball camps with Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and gives keynote talks around the country on leadership. He went to West Point, played there and states his miltary background, and the things he learned from his coaching legend, father, Tedd have aided him in becoming the leader he is today. I hope you enjoy our chat
Former Indians great Kenny Lofton lashed out at baseballs PED users who he believes are costing him consideration for Baseballs Hall of Fame. Lofton was dropped from the ballot after his vote total failed to meet the minimum requirement. I got reaction from Indians great Sandy Alomar and chatted with Fox 8 Cleveland colleague P.J. Ziegler on the subject. As may be the case in some podcasts, I will close with a commentary.
Tim Robertson is the owner of Speed Strength Systems in Chesterland , Ohio. He has trained dozens and dozens of NFL, NBA and college stars. Julian Edelman, the Super Bowl MVP is one prized athlete. Add to Julian, Ben Simmons, Ted Ginn, Donte Whitner, Heisman winner Troy Smith and many more have been under his tutelage. He is also strength coach at John Carroll University. He also trained yours truly for a mountain 100 mile ultra marathon.
The precarious predicament football finds itself. Safety issues at the forefront on high school level, all the way to post career for NFL players . Apologies . My edit skills need a little work! Please message feedback
I am a long time sportscaster in Cleveland Ohio. My podcast will examine all facets of sports and also recreations as I am an avid endurance athlete. There will be interviews and commentary. I hope you enjoy.