This is why I came home

Make no mistake, Covid-19 is wreaking havoc across our country and (not making light of the impact at all) but I’m happy about it, in a way, because it’s brought me home. I moved back to Texas a little over a week ago and I’ve experienced more with my family and friends than I haveContinue reading “This is why I came home”

So long, Pittsburgh

Three years ago, March of 2017, my life couldn’t of been any better. I had it all. Or so I thought. I was engaged to be married, accepted a new job in the ‘Steel City’ where the opportunity was bigger than ever and I was making more money I ever had in my career. IContinue reading “So long, Pittsburgh”

Why Mark Followill is ‘proud to be associated’ with the Dallas Mavericks and why he’s excited about the Orlando NBA bubble

He’s lived his dream of being the television play-by-play voice of the Dallas Mavericks for nearly two decades, but that isn’t why Mark Followill appreciates being associated with the 2011 NBA Champions. In fact, it has nothing to do with basketball. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been on the forefront over the last few monthsContinue reading “Why Mark Followill is ‘proud to be associated’ with the Dallas Mavericks and why he’s excited about the Orlando NBA bubble”

Traveling during Covid-19. What I learned on my first trip during a global pandemic

Mask on and armed with hand sanitizer and antiseptic wipes. I was ready to take on my first flight during Covid-19. But what would I find when I arrived at the airport? The terminal? The plane? The answer? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. This was the first time in the history of me traveling, to see anContinue reading “Traveling during Covid-19. What I learned on my first trip during a global pandemic”

The NHL is nearing a return. What does that mean for the Penguins? And why Josh Getzoff is excited for the playoff format.

A plan is in place. The NHL wants to return. Only thing is the NHL doesn’t know when or where the return to play will actually take place due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman laid out an extensive plan on how the league intends to carry out the remainderContinue reading “The NHL is nearing a return. What does that mean for the Penguins? And why Josh Getzoff is excited for the playoff format.”

It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable: A Conversation About Racism And How We (White People) Can Help

If you can’t relate, reflect and be part of the solution. I am part of the problem. Because when a protest or riot over racism was on the TV, I would change the channel. “That’s not going to change anyone’s mind,” I would tell myself. I was so incredibly wrong. My eyes are open, finally.Continue reading “It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable: A Conversation About Racism And How We (White People) Can Help”

The Toughest Part Of Being A Reporter Isn’t What You May Think

For nearly 14 years I’ve had a front row seat to witness history in some of the biggest moments and events in sports. World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Final, boxing title bout, NBA Finals. You name it, I’ve been so incredibly hashtag blessed for what I’ve been able to cover. And to think it’sContinue reading “The Toughest Part Of Being A Reporter Isn’t What You May Think”

Mind games: How Covid-19 Has Changed Athletes Mental Approach to Sports

Finally! We’re starting to see signs of hope when it comes to the resumption of sports around the globe. But as leagues are knocking on the door of getting back to work, how are athletes going to deal with change? Covid-19 has turned our world upside down and that includes the sports world, too. ForContinue reading “Mind games: How Covid-19 Has Changed Athletes Mental Approach to Sports”

From carpenter to a two-time Super Bowl Champion – How one phone call changed Dave Tollefson’s life

He fully admits he “never should of been there” and by there, he means Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. Dave Tollefson spent seven seasons in the NFL, however he took the most unlikely route to not only get there, but have a highly productive and fruitful career. Tollefson was two years removed fromContinue reading “From carpenter to a two-time Super Bowl Champion – How one phone call changed Dave Tollefson’s life”

“Ben is not going to put that video out there if he doesn’t feel he’s 100% ready to go.”

All it took was 38 seconds to inject life into Steeler Nation when Ben Roethlisberger released a video showing him firing passes to teammates this past week at a Pittsburgh high school and so I spoke with someone who knows just how impressive that was to see. He spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh SteelersContinue reading ““Ben is not going to put that video out there if he doesn’t feel he’s 100% ready to go.””