PFT Commenter is a sportswriter who covers the NFL and US politics for online publication Barstool Sports. He has previously been published on other sports sites including SBNation, Football Savages, as well as his own site, StrongTakes.com. He is currently the Co-Host of the Pardon My Take Podcast. The podcast averages between 750 thousand and 1.5 million listeners per episode. Apple named the show one of the twelve best podcasts of 2016, and in 2017, The Big Lead ranked PFT Commenter and his Co-Host as the number one sports media talents under 40. In this episode, PFT takes us through his journey growing up and some of the many lessons he learned along the way that helped him reach where he’s at today. You can follow him on Twitter @PFTCommenter as well as his show @PardonMyTake
In places devastated by COVID-19, hotel owners are opening their doors to lend a hand to hospital staff.
March 26th, 1804- Thomas Jefferson chows down on a piece of bread so large it could only be described as "Mammoth Sized"
For more details check out the full story- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-presented-with-a-mammoth-loaf-of-bread
Coach Kenny Simpson is currently the Head Football Coach at Southside High School, a 4A school in Arkansas. Taking over a program that had won eight games in five seasons and had been on a 20+ game losing streak, Simpson has led Southside to the playoffs for four-consecutive seasons and won two conference titles in the past three seasons.
Simpson's first book, “Find A Way: What I Wish I'd Known When I Became A Head Football Coach”, has already been a best seller on Amazon in several categories.. Another book is already in the works and will be available in November 2020.
Simpson began his coaching career at Madison Academy, in Huntsville, Alabama. He served as a junior high basketball and football coach, before working into a varsity coaching role in football. He graduated from Harding University in 2003. He is married to Jamey and has three children: Avery, Braden and Bennett. The couple was married in 2001 after meeting at Harding University.
You can keep up with Coach Simpson on Twitter & Facebook @FBCOACHSIMPSON and be sure to check out his website FBCoachSimpson.com for more resources.
In a time where people are being greedy with essentials, and stores are sold out of basic necessities, businesses across the country are giving away one valuable commodity... TOILET PAPER!
The pandemic that is gripping the world may have a solution thanks to one company that is using natural cells as the ultimate weapon against COVID-19.
A 104-year-old veteran has seemingly done it all, except celebrate Valentine's Day. Now he has over 70,000 love letters from people worldwide. Check out this great story!
More info: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/104-year-old-veteran-who-never-celebrated-valentines-day-before-surprised-with-70000-love-letters/
On this day in 1633, Galileo was on trial. Accused of teaching "false" ideas, Galileo is now regarded as one of the brightest minds in history. In this episode, we look at the life and accomplishments of the famous philosopher.
A man passes by a butterfly breaking loose from its cocoon while on a walk and would soon learn a valuable life lesson. Learn about how struggle leads to strength in this edition of Monday Motivation on the #L4SShow.
At a hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, one physician is going the extra mile to make sure his patients never feel alone. As a result, mountains of books have been filling the hospital to support the cause.
For more info: https://www.wyff4.com/article/hospital-employee-goes-viral-for-asking-for-books-for-pediatric-unit/30615848
January 22, 2006. Kobe has the 2nd most points ever scored in an NBA game, but it was his approach to the game and life that allowed him to achieve this level of greatness. In today's episode I break down the "Mamba Mentality."
Jon Beck of Pure Sweat Basketball, a basketball skills training company, provides today's message intended to give you some tips for being intentional in order to accomplish your goals. You can follow Coach Beck on Twitter @CoachJonBeck. Enjoy!
A group of students at North Hardin HS in Radcliffe, Kentucky have officially done one of the coolest Senior Projects that I have ever heard of. Listen to find out the details! For more info, check out this link: https://www.wyff4.com/article/these-students-made-their-senior-project-to-pay-off-the-schools-lunch-debt/30556369
This week in history, on January 15, 1929 the icon Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. MLK would inspire social reform that would change America forever. In today's episode we look at the life of MLK. Enjoy!
Coach Kenny Simpson provides today's message and previews his new book "Find a Way: What I'd Wish I'd Known When I Became a Head Coach."
Coach Simpson and I's full conversation will be released in Volume 2 of the full length episodes coming Spring 2020.
Do your homework by checking out Coach Simpson's book using this link: https://www.amazon.com/Find-Way-Known-Became-Football/dp/1701924188
Today's episode features a motivating message from Assistant Principal Andrew Canlé. His message will resonate heavily with educators but the applications for his message go beyond the school building. You can follow Mr. Canlé on Twitter @AJCanle. Enjoy!
Amidst a bush-fire crisis in Australia, one family's dedication has led to 90,000+ animals being rescued. Of course this episode is about the Irwin Family and their efforts to support wildlife conservation! If you wish to donate to their efforts, follow the link:
January 8th 1935 an icon was born, but it was on his 11th birthday when he received a gift that would change his life.
This week in 1879 World Famous Inventor Thomas Edison unveiled one of his most famous inventions, the light bulb. In this episode we examine Edison's history and the life lessons we can learn from the famous inventor.
Welcome back everyone to a special edition of Monday Motivation here on the lessons 4 success show. Today’s episode features a great message from Coach Kurt Hines.
Coach Hines is a motivational speaker and high school football coach from California who has made quite a name for himself in these areas. You can keep up with him on twitter @CoachKurtHines
I found a great story about a charity program in Pickens County, South Carolina known as the "Country Santa Program" that collects toys for needy children in South Carolina. Head over to CountrySanta.org to see the pictures!
Did you know that during this week in 1968 the Apollo 8 occurred? Listen as we look back at this moment in American History
A great charity event I read about taking place in the Huntsville, Alabama area on December 21, 2019. If you would like to participate, donate, or get more information, check out the website below:
You may not regret the things you do in your life, but you may regret the things you DON'T do! This episode was inspired after viewing content created by Motivational Speaker Prince Ea. The link to his YouTube Channel is located below:
Today's episode brings you some good news to help put you in a good mood for the weekend! Here is the article discussed in the episode: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/average-amount-of-good-deeds-in-one-month-survey/
-This week’s guest is Football Coach Jeremiah Fiscus
-Coach Fiscus is the Head Football Coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas
-Coach Fiscus shares his experiences from college as a player who played for a revolving door of coaches and how that shaped his understanding of the importance of clear communication.
-Keep up with Coach Fiscus on Twitter @CoachJFisc
-This week’s guest is Football Coach Chadd Braine
-Coach Braine is the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach at Saint Anselm College in Manchester New Hampshire
-Coach Braine shares the story of his upbringing, his career journey, and the mottos he tries to instill in his players.
-Keep up with Coach Braine on Twitter @CoachBraine
-This week’s guest is Coach David A. Cole
-Coach Cole is the Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/ and Secondary Coach and Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina
-Coach Cole shares how he entered the coaching profession and tries to create a lasting impact on the players he works with on a daily basis.
-Keep up with Coach Cole on Twitter @CoachCole828
-This week’s guest is Coach Terrance Banks
-Coach Banks is a teacher as well as the Head Football Coach at Tri Cities High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
-Coach Banks shares how he entered the teaching and coaching profession after beginning his professional career in another field.
-Keep up with Coach Banks on Twitter @tbanks1906
-This week’s guest is Coach Kevin Swift
-Coach Swift is the Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and a Social Studies Teacher at Gold Beach High School in Oregon.
-Coach Swift has a ton of wisdom to share on this episode from his upbringing and I hope you’ll enjoy.
-Keep up with Coach Swift on Twitter @kdawgswift
-This week’s guest is Coach Melanie Redd
-Melanie Redd is a strength & conditioning coach in Dayton, Ohio, and the owner of Melanie Redd Performance Training.
-Specializing in strength & conditioning, functional movement & mobility, Melanie has been helping athletes achieve optimal performance since 2011.
-She is the Strength & Conditioning Coach for a high school football team and the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy.
-She has developed and coached performance programs for high school and adult athletes around the world.
-Keep up with Coach Redd on Twitter @coach_mel_redd
-This week’s guest is Coach John Torrey
-John is a teacher and coach with over a decade of experience in the classroom and on the sidelines.
-After graduating college, John spent time working for The Iowa State University Football Team as well as the San Francisco 49ers.
-In 2016, John completed his Masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.
-John currently teaches 7th Grade Social Studies and is a high school Football and Wrestling Coach.
-Coach Torrey is the author of “More Than a Game” and is Co-Host of the Culture Classroom Podcast.
-Keep up with John on Twitter @mistertorrey and @CultureClass19
-This week’s guest is Coach Jim Robertson
-Coach Robertson is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey..
-Coach Robertson is also the creator of the Fast Five Star Pyramid, an organizational tool that provides a blueprint for developing a healthy vision for your classroom, team, or organization.
-You can follow Coach Robertson on Twitter @JimRobertsonQB. You can keep up with the Fast Five Star Pyramid Account on Twitter @FastFiveStar
-This week’s guest is Coach John Weaver
-Coach Weaver is a high school football coach in Mississippi.
-Coach Weaver is also Co-Host of the “Culture Classroom Podcast” a show dedicated to providing lessons for developing cultures within classrooms and sports teams.
-In this episode, Coach Weaver discusses the many lessons he learned during his upbringing and how ultimately, it takes perseverance to come out on top.
-You can follow Coach Weaver on Twitter @MRACoachWeaver. You can keep up with the Culture Classroom Podcast on Twitter @CultureClass19
-This week’s guest is Elisabeth Bostwick
-Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning.
She is the author of Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation
-In this episode, Elisabeth discusses the necessary steps that should be taken in order to create a culture of innovation in your classroom or organization.
-You can follow Elisabeth on Twitter @ElisaBostwick
-This week’s guest is Angus Reid
- Angus is a former professional football player in the Canadian Football League.
-Angus has been featured on multiple TedX Talks and is the author of “Thank You Coach”, a story of the lasting impact that great coaching and leadership can have on a person told from Angus’s point of view.
-You can follow Angus on Twitter @angusreid64
-This week’s guest is Evo Hannan
- Evo hails from Dubai, Egypt and has been teaching design and innovation for over 18 years.
-Evo has been featured on TedX Talks and is the founder of Teacher Society, a global community that develops educators through professional development, networking, and social engagements.
-You can follow Evo on Twitter @Evo_Hannan and you can follow teacher society on twitter @TeacherSocietyX
-Mike London is entering his first season as head coach of the William & Mary football program.
-Coach London has experienced tremendous success including a national Championship at the University of Richmond in 2008 as well as being the 2011 Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Conference while he was the Head Coach at the University of Virginia.
- More importantly, Coach London is widely respected for the way he treats others, including his staff and players.
-You can follow Coach London on Twitter @CoachMikeLondon
-Adam Welcome has been a teacher, Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what's best for kids!
-Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!
-Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country..
-Adam also loves to run and has completed 25 marathons.
-You can follow Adam on Twitter & Instagram @mradamwelcome
-Travis Smith is currently the Athletic Director at Douglas County High School in Georgia.
-He played Collegiately at Presbyterian College before he began his coaching career.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Coach Smith shares how he became inspired to coach because of the influence of mentors that he had in his upbringing.
-You can follow Coach Smith on Twitter @_CoachTSmith
-Michelle Gomez is a Career Coach from California who takes pride in helping women achieve success in their corporate careers
-She is the author of “Own Your Brilliance” and at the end of this episode she shares a code you can use for a free download of her book.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Michelle Gomez shares how she helps her clients achieve a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives.
-You can follow Michelle Gomez on Instagram at @mgsuccesscoach
-Tobi Antigha is entering his third season in the Canadian Football League
-After playing Wide Receiver his entire amateur career, Tobi switched to defensive line in order to take advantage of an opportunity to play professional football in the CFL.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Tobi shares his journey in life, which includes his underdog story of earning a football scholarship and later an opportunity to become a professional football player.
-You can follow Tobi on Twitter at @O_Louieninety2
-Brent Thompson is entering his fourth season as the The Citadel’s head football coach in 2019 and notably compiled a 15-8 record overall and an 11-5 mark in Southern Conference play in his first two seasons at the helm of the Bulldog program.
-Coach Thompson was named the Southern Conference Coach of the year after his first season with The Citadel in 2016 when they won the conference championship and earned a playoff berth.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Coach Thompson shares his journey in life, which include his humble beginnings as a college football coach..
-You can follow Coach Thompson on Twitter at @Coach_BThompson
-Cody Gibson is a former 2X College All-American Wrestler from California. After wrestling in college, Cody turned his sights on mixed martial arts where he found success and eventually joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship Circuit.
-Cody is still participating in MMA and is also a history teacher and wrestling coach at El Diamante High School in California.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Ben shares his journey in life, and how he found success in wrestling and mixed martial arts because it was something he was truly passionate about..
-You can follow Cody on Twitter at @therenegade559.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Joe Bouffard shares his experiences in life and how they have allowed him to have great professional success while also making an impact in the lives of students across the area.
-You can follow Joe Bouffard on Twitter at @joebouffardusa
-Chris Haddad is the Defensive Coordinator at Bellingham High School in Foxborough, Mass. Coach Haddad is also the Co-Founder of vIQtory Sport, a Football Education Platform that is intended to help coaches and players worldwide increase their knowledge of football. They provide blogs, podcasts, live clinics, and also have a free mobile app.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Coach Haddad shares his experiences in life and how they influenced his career and the development of vIQtory Sports Technologies.
-You can follow Coach Haddad on Twitter at @chrisvIQtory. You can also follow vIQtory Sports on Twitter @viqtorysports.
-In this Lesson 4 Success, Coach Smith shares his experiences at a national championship caliber team as well as teams that have not won any games and compares and contrasts those two types of programs.
-You can follow Coach Smith on Twitter at @_Jerome_Smith.
-Brian Hayes is the offensive coordinator at Norwich University in Vermont. You can follow Coach Hayes on twitter @CoachBHayes.
-In this lesson, Coach Hayes shares his upbringing, the things he feels are his greatest personal successes, the moments that challenged him the most in order to help mold him, and his “Key to Success”