Articles in Category: Beyond the Athlete
Check Out an Exclusive Interview with the Former Giant!!
Our Beyond the Athlete feature focuses on a great athlete that has been on the cover of fitness magazines, been all over the media hosting radio and TV shows, a Super Bowl champion and runs great foundation that gives back to the community.
Did I mention he was a punter in the NFL? Former New York Giant Steve Weatherford is the perfect example of an athlete building their brand while still being active in the game. With his release from football earlier in the year, Steve is now an active member of the media hosting on weekends with ESPN NY as well as being very active in the community with his charitable foundation.
Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page was able to sit down with Steve to discuss his foundation, joining the media, his career in the NFL, life as a punter in the NFL, life after football and his upcoming projects.
BSP IS JERICHO!!!!!
Chris Jericho came in to the WWE with a lot of fanfare in 1999 after some success in the rival WCW. What started off as his dream opportunity, turned into a struggle to fit in and a battle for air time. When Jericho was given his opportunity to shine in 2000, he grabbed the reigns and broke through to become one of the best performers in WWE's storied history.
Throughout his storied career, Chris became more then just a wrestler a he became a rock and roll star with his band “Fozzy”. Chris started his own podcast called “Talk is Jericho” which airs twice a week at Podcastone.com. After two successful autobiographies, Chris has written a third to share his stories on the road with both WWE and Fozzy.
Recently Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently caught up with Chris to discuss his new book “King of the World, of What I Have No Idea”, his podcast and some of his career highlights in the ring.
The Hawks Give Back On Vet Day
Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism.
I had the privilege to be part of a celebration with the Atlanta Hawks. The entire team visited the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Goldberg talks with BSP!!!
Bill Goldberg speaks with Back Sports Page about his Career in WCW, WWE, his career in the NFL, his love for College Football, the transition to acting, and his brand new Podcast. Coming Soon!!!
The Story Of An NBA Champion!!
For the past fourteen years, Mike Miller has given his all to the National Basketball Association. He can recall the majority of the games in his career, despite his wife jokingly insisting he has a bad memory of everything else.
Still, ever since he could actually remember, Miller began working on his notable 3-pointer in small town, South Dakota with his family. I was fortunate," said Miller. "My uncles, my dad and his brothers, they all played basketball. Then I had two older brothers who played. Being the youngest of three brothers, you tag along and do anything to spend more time with them, even though they don't want to spend time with you. For us, that was basketball. Our whole family, it was all basketball. I picked it up early."
Brent Celek has a lot to be excited about these days…and who could blame him? Winning a division title in 2014, playing under offensive juggernaut Chip Kelly, planning a trip to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and his alma mater, Cincinnati, off to a great start in college basketball. But none of these things can provide Brent with the same satisfaction he receives from his true passion… the “Take Flight Foundation.
Back Sports Page sits down with Sean Waltman to discuss the inside and outside the Pro Wrestling Industry. We discuss his career with WCW, WWE, TNA and much more!! Coming 3/15!!
In the world of professional wrestling, there is no official diagram for success. A performer could do everything right in the ring and get booed when he is supposed to be cheered. A character can come up with a “catchphrase” and be the most popular name in the world, yet have no skill whatsoever. Different characters perform and entertain millions for a couple hours every week on TV and at live events, and have cult-like followings. Sometimes there is no logical reason or explanation for why a character is so successful. The decision ultimately comes from the fans.
Back in his playing days, Randall Cunningham was a true football pioneer, transcending how the quarterback position was played. Coming into the league as a second-round pick from UNLV, Randall overcame doubters and would-be tacklers to throw for 29,979 yards and 4,928 yards rushing (2nd all-time).
The Real Story of Booker Huffman (AKA Booker T)
Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page recently spoke with WWE superstar Booker T about his new book, his time in prison and rise to fame. Catch part one of this exclusive interview. Coming 4/22.
Hall of Fame NBA star Walt “Clyde” Frazier headed the New York Knicks for 10 years between 1967 and 1977. When he retired, Frazier held Knicks records for points scored, games played, and assists. But it was Frazier’s style and charisma that redefined the character of basketball, significantly enhancing its popularity from New York City across the country.
In Week 12, New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley had four tackles in his team’s 38-10 romp of the Green Bay Packers. But his most important play was yet to be made. It would not be on the gridiron, but on the lanes as Boley hosted his third annual charity bowling event in Wallington, NJ. The money raised went to Intensive Therapeutics, a non-profit organization that offers occupational therapy services to children with autism and special needs.
Vince Carter believes that he owes something to basketball. “I love the game of basketball,” Carter says. “Basketball has given me the opportunity to be in a position to help out people. I enjoy helping out people.” The Dallas Maverick guard is entering the final stretch of his NBA career, something I didn’t address with him, but Carter sees an opportunity off the court to give back. “Even around here, I always sit down with the rookies. I hang around the rookies and we talk about things going on with their lives, and even though they make a few old man jokes, I am able to give what I have experienced and seen to them.”
Yankee Great Speaks with BSP
It was a cool November morning in 1992 when Paul O’Neill learned his life was about to change forever. He was being traded away from his favorite childhood team, the Cincinnati Reds. Growing up in Ohio, it was O’Neill’s dream to play for the same organization as Pete Rose and Johnny Bench. In 1970, O’Neill had a picture taken of him at old Crosley Field in Cincinnati with a Reds helmet on and a toy bat in his hands. In the background was Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente warming up in the outfield. Fifteen years later, O’Neill would get his start there in the Cincinnati Reds outfield, wearing jersey number 21, just like Clemente.
Jerome WIlliams Gives Back
Throughout his childhood, Jerome Williams often found himself playing basketball on a narrow slab of concrete near his home in Germantown, Maryland. Whether he was practicing his shot or competing hard against his older brother and father, Jerome had one thing on his mind: don’t let the ball hit the grass.