Newsmakers

Super Bowl 52 Q&A: NBC’s Michele Tafoya

MINNEAPOLIS - Michele Tafoya’s commute to NBC’s Super Bowl press event Tuesday at the Mall of America was minimal. The Edina, Minnesota resident calmly arrived in heels and a glittered skirt and, along with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and the rest of the NBC crew, walked a red carpet strategically reminiscent of Sunday Night Football’s...

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10 Questions with Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

The origin of JuJu Smith-Schuster’s name is almost as fascinating as his spectacular rookie season. "My actual name is John, so it went from John to JoJo, then kinda went from Choo Choo as a train, and then JuJu stuck, and since then, it's been my name my whole life,". "Coaches, friends, teammates and teachers call me JuJu." Not only that but Ju...

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If you want to talk advertising, there's no one better than Bob Dorfman, the Executive Creative Director of Baker Street Partners in San Francisco.  And so I did.  In this podcast, we discuss the advertising futures of Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.  Has the "Manning Monopoly" been broken?  Bob also explains why Sean Payton is st...

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10/9/2009 [audio mp3="/assets/media/Visanthe Shiancoe Podcast(1).mp3"][/audio] In this entertaining podcast, Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe reveals the surprising genre of music Brett Favre has “sung” in the huddle, unve...

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You know that guy you see all the time on NFL Network, the one who knows everything?  You might have also noticed him popping up on Showtime's Inside the NFL.  Plus, if you really fancy yourselfl an insider, you're probably already reading his commentary on NFL.com or his own website, , which is a rich cornucopia of the best NFL news and analysis out ...

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has had a topsy-turvy ride in the NFL.  A promising career that started with a Pro Bowl in his second season with Green Bay took a major detour, fraught with injuries, a well-publicized mugging, and the death of his friend and Broncos teammate, Darrent Williams.  Soon after signing a 6 year, $55 million dollar contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2008...

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11-2-2009:  [audio mp3="/assets/media/Adewale Ogunleye.mp3"][/audio] WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST:  Adewale Ogunleye is a Nigerian prince.  He also happens to be quite intelligent.  And he is the Bears leader in sacks. Wale and Melissa talk a myriad of issues from NFL head injuries to the notion of football in Nigeria...

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I know what you’re thinking, American Idol and NFL football, what a perfect combination!  We couldn’t agree more.  After all there has always been a strong linkage between America’s most sport and America’s ratings juggernaut.  Just a few examples from this season alone: Tim Tebow’s ex-girlfriend, Janell Wheeler made this season’s T...

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Idol is on the brink of the milestone Top 12 and once again (aka Howie Schwab) joins us to chat about the singers that were in tune and those that need a tune-up.  Who will be sent home Thursday night? Have the boys closed the female superiority gap?  ...

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