Thursday Night Tailgate

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Sinopse

Thursday Night Tailgate, Where NFL players, legends, coaches and media members from around the country go to share their stories. We're official partners of the NFL Alumni Association and Mike Ditka's organization the Gridiron Greats.

Episódios

  • NFL Legends George Jones, Tony Collins, Matt Cushing, & LeRoy Irvin Join Us...

    14/01/2022 Duração: 01h59min

    Former Steelers, Jaguars, Browns RB George Jones, former Patriots RB Tony Collins, former Steelers TE/FB Matt Cushing, & Rams Legend LeRoy Irvin Join Us... George Jones shares his story of growing up without a father or any parental guidance, being adopted by a friend's parents, going from Greenville, South Carolina to playing Junior College football all the way across the country at Bakersfield College in California, then on to breaking Marshall Faulk's records at San Diego State, and finally being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Matt Cushing talks about his college days playing at the University of Illinois. He shares stories from the 6 times the Pittsburgh Steelers cut him, brought him back due to his willingness to learn multiple positions, and his thoughts on the Steelers/Chiefs playoff game. LeRoy Irvin talks about what it was like being drafted by the Rams following their appearance in the 19

  • NFL Legends Don Beebe, Tony Collins, Randy Cross, & Todd Steussie Join Us...

    07/01/2022 Duração: 02h14min

    NFL Legends Don Beebe, Tony Collins, Randy Cross, and Todd Steussie join us on this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate. Don Beebe is now the Head Coach at Aurora University outside of Chicago. He led them to an (8-2) regular season and a berth in the D3 playoffs. They finished the season ranked #22. He talks about their success this season and being on the verge of doing something really special. We also hear about his time playing with the Bills, what made Marv Levy such a special coach, the prank they pull on WR Russell Copeland, and his prediction for this year's Super Bowl. Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 18. Randy Cross shares his memories from his college playing days at UCLA and their improbable wins over USC in 1975 and beating undefeated and #1 ranked Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl. We also hear about his draft day experience, how Bill Walsh was able to turn them around from a team that won a total of 8 games in 1979 & '80 into a Super Bowl Champion in 198

  • NFL Legends EJ Junior, Tony Collins, & Johnny Johnson Jr., + Ross Greenburg

    17/12/2021 Duração: 02h03min

    Multi Time Emmy Award Winner Ross Greenburg, former Patriots RB Tony Collins, College Football Hall of Famer E.J. Junior, & former University of Illinois star QB Johnny Johnson Jr. join us... Ross Greenburg is the former President of HBO Sports and now head of Ross Greenburg Productions. He shares stories from the documentaries he's made about Earl Campbell, David Ortiz, and the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team. We also revisit the glory days of boxing including the telecasts he Produced of the Gerry Cooney vs. Larry Holmes fight and Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas in the Tokyo Dome. Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 15 in the NFL. E.J. Junior talks about his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame and being honored by his alma mater before the Alabama vs. Tennessee game. We also hear about his time playing with those classic Cardinals teams in St. Louis alongside legends like Stump Mitchell, Jim Hart, Roy Green, O.J. Anderson, and Dan Dierdorf. Johnny Johnso

  • NFL Legends Levon Kirkland & Burt Grossman + Sirius/XM Host Zig Fracassi Join Us

    10/12/2021 Duração: 01h57min

    NFL Legends Levon Kirkland & Burt Grossman + Sirius/XM Host Zig Fracassi Join Us. Levon Kirkland shares his thoughts on the Steelers defense, their Inside LB Devon Bush, the 90s defense he was a part of, and why teams use a prevent defense late in games. Burt Grossman shares his thoughts on his alma the University of Pittsburgh and their ACC Championship season. We also hear about some of the great players he played with at Pitt like Tony Siragusa and Steelers DB Coach Teryl Austin and his relationship with Leslie O'Neal in San Diego. Sirius/XM Host Zig Fracassi shares his insights on the Cowboys, Bills, Bengals, Browns, Patriots, & Chiefs.

  • NFL Legends Tony Collins, Greg Lloyd, Vencie Glenn + FAMU HC Willie Simmons

    03/12/2021 Duração: 02h18min

    This week our guests are NFL Legends Tony Collins, Greg Lloyd, Vencie Glenn, plus Florida A&M Head Coach Willie Simmons...

  • NFL Legends Tony Collins, Wendell Davis, & Jeff Reed Plus Beau Bock Join Us...

    19/11/2021 Duração: 02h18min

    NFL Legends Tony Collins, Wendell Davis, and Jeff Reed plus the Dean of Atlanta Sports Talk Radio Beau Bock join us...

  • NFL Legends Randy Fuller, Tony Collins, Victor Green + James Allen Join Us...

    05/11/2021 Duração: 02h07min

    We celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show by inducting 3 more great guests into our Guest Hall of Fame: former Steelers DB Randy Fuller, former Jets Safety Victor Green, and Pro Football Hall of Fame Board Member James Allen. Plus former Patriots RB Tony Collins joins us for our 5 Star Picks of the Week and long time friends Levon Kirkland and Jim Everett stop by to help us celebrate.

  • NFL Legends Richmond Webb, Tony Collins, & Randy Minniear + Paul Alexander

    29/10/2021 Duração: 02h02min

    NFL Legends Randy Minniear, Tony Collins, and Richmond Webb Plus Pittsburgh Sports Talk Radio Host Paul Alexander Join Us... Randy Minniear shares his memories of playing alongside great QBs like Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenton, and Earl Morrall. We also hear the incredible story of Purdue QB Mike Phipps who was drafted in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in 1970, then traded to Cleveland for Hall of Fame WR Paul Warfield. After several less than stellar seasons, Cleveland traded him to Chicago for their #1 pick in 1977 which they used to draft Ozzie Newsome. Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 8 in the NFL. Paul Alexander, from 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, shares his insights on the Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger's decision to come back this season, if the Pirates will ever be good again, and the Penguins. Richmond Webb shares his thoughts on his alma mater Texas A&M and his expectations for the rest of their season. We also hear about his years playing Left Tackle for th

  • Frank Jasper, Who Played Brian Shute in the 80s Movie Vision Quest Joins Us

    17/04/2021 Duração: 36min

    What a HUGE thrill getting to talk with Frank Jasper who played Brian Shute in one of my all-time favorite movies Vision Quest. Frank takes us inside the movie and what it was like being a part of something that has inspired people for generations now. He talks about how well the movie has stood the test of time, what it was like doing that famous scene of him climbing the bleachers holding the log behind his neck and filming the final wrestling scene with Matthew Modine. We also talked about the positive impact he continues to have on the lives of others teaching them proper diet and holistic medicine, plus the influence his father and Arnold Schwarzenegger had on his life. I had so much fun talking with Frank. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

  • NFL Legends Wendell Davis and Randy Fuller Plus Fmr MLB Infielder Kurt Bevacqua

    05/03/2021 Duração: 01h59min

    Hear Wendell Davis sharing his insights on his alma mater LSU plus what it was like being a 1st round draft pick by the Bears in the late 80s and trying to make a name for himself against their defense. Former Steelers DB Randy Fuller takes us inside the mid-90s Steelers and playing with legends like Greg Lloyd, Rod Woodson, Levon Kirkland, Chad Brown, Carnel Lake and the rest of that great defense. Former MLB Infielder Kurt Bevacqua talks about today's game vs. the game when he played in the 70s and 80s. We also hear stories about the legends he played with like Willie Stargell and the bat Hank Aaron gave him.

  • Greg Camarillo Talks Vincent Jackson & Dealing with Life After Football

    28/02/2021 Duração: 28min

    Former Stanford, Chargers, Dolphins, Vikings, and Saints WR Greg Camarillo joins us. Hear Greg sharing what it was like for him when he was cut and the phone didn't ring again. He was retired from the game, not because he had a tearful press conference and walked away, but because the game left him. Hear about the mental void the game leaves, the physical injuries left to deal with, plus pain killer addiction, and the rush from performing that is no longer is a part of your life...all at the age of 30.

  • Super Bowl 25 MVP Ottis Anderson Joins Us...

    27/02/2021 Duração: 25min

    Super Bowl 25 MVP Ottis Anderson shares stories from his college days at the University of Miami, the early days of his NFL career with the Cardinals, memories from Super Bowls 21 & 25, where he was when Scott Norwood attempted the game-winning FG, being surprised he was named MVP of the Super Bowl, and why we think he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

  • NFL Legends Leon Searcy, Tony Collins, & Lee Flowers Join Us...

    12/02/2021 Duração: 01h51min

    On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate we're joined by former Steelers and Jaguars Tackle Leon Searcy, former Patriots RB Tony Collins, and former Steelers Safety Lee Flowers. Hear Leon Searcy sharing his draft day story about a Cowboys representative showing up at his house, letting himself in, contract in hand, the Steelers drafting him ahead of the Cowboys, and the guy tearing up the contract and then walking out. Leon also talks about going against Kevin Greene every day at practice, what it was like playing for Bill Cowher ("the spit was flying"), plus a whole lot more. Tony Collins joins us and shares his stories from playing in Super Bowl XX, what it was like on the plane ride home and the reception from the fans in Boston when they landed. Lee Flowers made his TNT debut and told great stories from his college career at Georgia Tech, what it was like when he showed up at training camp with the Steelers in 1995 and trying to make a name for himself, the advice Rod Woodson gave him, and how he ear

  • NFL Legends Nick Lowery, Vencie Glenn, Tony Collins, Plus James Allen Join Us...

    05/02/2021 Duração: 02h17min

    This week we're joined by Pro Football Hall of Fame Board Member James Allen, former Patriots RB Tony Collins, Former Chiefs and Jets Kicker Nick Lowery, and former Chargers, Saints, Vikings, & Giants Safety Vencie Glenn. In our Spotlight on the Positive segment hear about the great things that Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod and Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster are doing in their communities. James Allen updates us on what's going on at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the huge class they expect to induct in August. He also surprises us with who the funniest member in the Hall is. He's the guy they always saved to speak last because of how great his speeches were. Tony Collins, Bob, and I make our Super Bowl picks plus Tony shares memories from his experience playing in Super Bowl 20 vs. the '85 Bears in New Orleans. Nick Lowery talks about the work he's doing to help the homeless in the Phoenix area. He shares stories about his time playing for the Jets and his interactions with Joe Namath, who he says i

  • Don Beebe, Tony Collins, and Rocky Bleier Talk Super Bowls Past & Present

    29/01/2021 Duração: 02h04min

    NFL Legends Don Beebe, Tony Collins, and Rocky Bleier talk NFL Playoffs, share their Super Bowl experiences, plus look ahead to the year's game on this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate...

  • Steelers Legend Greg Lloyd Tells It Like It Is...

    26/01/2021 Duração: 39min

    Steelers Legend Greg Lloyd shares his thoughts on the Steelers collapse, the state of tackling in the NFL, losing Kevin Greene and Tim Lester, and why he's not coaching.

  • Greg Lloyd, Tony Collins, Zig Fracassi & Beau Bock Join Us...

    22/01/2021 Duração: 01h59min

    This week we're joined by Steelers legend Greg Lloyd, Sirius/XM NFL Channel Host Zig Fracassi, and the Dean of Atlanta Sports Talk Radio Beau Bock. Plus former Patriots RB Tony Collins leads us through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for the Conference Championship games.  Greg Lloyd tells it like it is. He shares his unfiltered thoughts on the Steelers late-season collapse, calling their tackling "garbage". He also reacted to the passing of Kevin Greene and Tim Lester, plus talked about how the mindset of their 90's defense was to make guys want to quit playing football after having played them. Zig Fracassi shared his insights on where the Cowboys go from here plus whether Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees should follow Phillip Rivers into retirement and his thoughts on the AFC and NFC Championship games. Beau Bock shared his thoughts on all of the Atlanta sports franchises. He talked about being optimistic about the Falcons' new Head Coach and GM, why the Braves and the University of Georgia never seem to

  • Arthur Moats Talks Steelers & Bills Plus Being Inducted into the JMU HOF

    20/01/2021 Duração: 25min

    Former Bills, Steelers, Cardinals LB, and newly inducted James Madison University Athletics Hall of Famers Arthur Moats joins us. Arthur talks about being inducted into the JMU Hall of Fame, what it was like playing for two of the most passionate fan bases in the NFL in Pittsburgh and Buffalo. He shares his insights into the Steelers end of season collapse, and looks ahead to the Bills/Ravens matchup.

  • Gerry Cooney Joins Thursday Night Tailgate

    20/01/2021 Duração: 22min

    Former Top Heavyweight Contender Gerry Cooney joins us. Gerry talks about his struggle growing up in an abusive household with his alcoholic father, how boxing was his way out, why he never got a rematch with Larry Holmes, their friendship that developed post-fight, and his book: "Gentleman Gerry...A Contender in the Ring...A Champion in Recovery".

  • NFL Legends Arthur Moats & Tony Collins, Plus Gerry Cooney, & Coach Brian Baker

    15/01/2021 Duração: 02h06min

    NFL Legends Arthur Moats and Tony Collins Plus Colts Defensive Line Coach Brian Baker and former Top Heavyweight Contender Gerry Cooney join us. Arthur Moats talks about his alma mater James Madison University and being inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame. He also shares his thoughts on the Steelers debacle against the Browns and his book, Moats Theory of Life which you can buy at www.moatstheory.com. Gerry Cooney talks about surviving his childhood with an abusive alcoholic father and why he and Larry Holmes never had a rematch. Brian Baker talks about his last 3 years coaching the Defensive Lines for Mississippi State, Alabama, and this season with the Colts. We also get his perspective on what makes Nick Saban such a successful coach and his life coming full circle from watching the Baltimore Colts leave his hometown to being part of the organization now.

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