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Bernie Corbett is a veteran play-by-play announcer, author and sports historian. As host of the Games People Play podcast, he’ll reintroduce you to legendary athletes and sports personalities you thought you knew by taking you beyond their signature moments and public lives. Bernie’s meticulous preparation, attention to detail and reverence for his interview subjects provides them with an ideal forum in which to tell their stories in their own voice. You’ll be reminded of their on-field heroics, but you’ll also learn of early life obstacles, key influences and what drives their passions today.

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Bernie Corbett is a veteran play-by-play announcer, author and sports historian. As host of the Games People Play podcast, he’ll reintroduce you to legendary athletes and sports personalities you thought you knew by taking you beyond their signature moments and public lives. Bernie’s meticulous preparation, attention to detail and reverence for his interview subjects provides them with an ideal forum in which to tell their stories in their own voice. You’ll be reminded of their on-field heroics, but you’ll also learn of early life obstacles, key influences and what drives their passions today.

    Danny White Dallas Cowboys interview part II

    Danny White Dallas Cowboys interview part II

    Part II

    The Games People Play podcast with Bernie Corbett welcomes Danny White this week.   Voted Arizona's Athlete of the Century, Danny attended Arizona St on a baseball scholarship and became a record setting QB leading the Sun Devils to three straight Fiesta Bowl victories. After beginning his pro career in the WFL, White migrated to the NFL and became the Dallas Cowboys punter winning a Super Bowl.    In 1979 he succeeded Roger Staubach at quarterback  assuming the responsibility of one of the toughest jobs in sports and led  America's Team to three consecutive NFC Championship Games compiling a 62-32 record overall.    As his coach the legendary Tom Landry observed, "I don't think anybody could have followed Roger and done as well as Danny." Please subscribe...like and rate us.

    • 42 min
    Catching up former Arizona State and Dallas Cowboys legendary QB Danny White. The man Tom Landry called a "solid winner". Part 1

    Catching up former Arizona State and Dallas Cowboys legendary QB Danny White. The man Tom Landry called a "solid winner". Part 1

    The Games People Play podcast with Bernie Corbett welcomes Danny White this week.   Voted Arizona's Athlete of the Century, Danny attended Arizona St on a baseball scholarship and became a record setting QB leading the Sun Devils to three straight Fiesta Bowl victories. After beginning his pro career in the WFL, White migrated to the NFL and became the Dallas Cowboys punter winning a Super Bowl.    In 1979 he succeeded Roger Staubach at quarterback  assuming the responsibility of one of the toughest jobs in sports and led  America's Team to three consecutive NFC Championship Games compiling a 62-32 record overall.    As his coach the legendary Tom Landry observed, "I don't think anybody could have followed Roger and done as well as Danny." Please subscribe...like and rate us.

    • 44 min
    Sports Business Pioneer Jon Spolestra

    Sports Business Pioneer Jon Spolestra

    The Games People Play with Bernie Corbett podcast continues this week with the business of sports.   Acknowledged as a superstar in the field of sports marketing, Jon Spolestra has maintained a decades long reputation as a brilliant innovator.   A proudly self-proclaimed "disruptor", Jon offers perspective from his past career as a prominent NBA executive in addition to insight derived from the numerous tomes he has penned extensively covering all aspects of selling the games we play.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    DraftKings Royalty- This weeks guest Johnny Avello DraftKings Director of Race and Sports Operations

    DraftKings Royalty- This weeks guest Johnny Avello DraftKings Director of Race and Sports Operations

    The Games People Play with Bernie Corbett podcast returns this week after a 4th Of July holiday break with guests from the business of sports.   One of the most respected odds makers and sports book figures of all-time, Johnny Avello has remained a Las Vegas legend for more than four decades.  Johnny recounts the remarkable story of his career that has included stops operating the sports betting operations at both Bally's and Wynn's Sportsbook.   His current position as the Director of Race and Sports Operations at DraftKings has kept him at the top of his game allowing him to comment on recent trends and the future of sports wagering.

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    • 55 min
    Winning the First Cup with Tampa- Part 2 Martin St.Louis.

    Winning the First Cup with Tampa- Part 2 Martin St.Louis.

    The Games People Play with Bernie Corbett podcast welcomes Martin St. Louis this week. From his earliest years of development,Marty was often passed over because of his size.  Defying the "experts" St.Louis successfully completed the journey from undrafted college free agent to MVP, multiple all-star recognition,  Stanley Cup champion and induction to the Hockey Hall Of Fame in his first year of eligibility.    Marty is currently looking forward to a dream Cup final between his hometown Montreal Canadiens and the team that he won the Cup with and became the face of the franchise: the Tampa Bay Lightning. Please subscribe...

    • 46 min
    Meet Me in St. Louis- Former TB Lighting Great Martin St. Louis is our guest this week

    Meet Me in St. Louis- Former TB Lighting Great Martin St. Louis is our guest this week

    Martin St. Louis took the hard road to the highest honor in the game.

    A native of Laval, Quebec, St. Louis carved out an NHL career that spanned 16 seasons from 1998-2015 despite being labeled as too small as a 5-foot-8 forward, which caused him not to be drafted or signed to an NHL contract after amassing 267 points (91 goals, 176 assists) 139 games over four seasons at the University of Vermont.

    St. Louis signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 31, 2000. He scored 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists) in 78 games the following season, proving he could be an everyday NHL player.

    Although a broken leg cut short his 2001-02 season, St. Louis had 70 points (33 goals, 37 assists) in 2002-03 and shot up to 94 points (38 goals, 56 assists) in 2003-04, when he won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy and helped lead the Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship, scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 6 against the Flames to tie the series 3-3.

    Only seven other players in NHL history have won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season.

    • 42 min

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