34 episodes

What does it mean to be great?
Greatness might indicate a Hall of Fame career. But it can also be exemplified by blazing new trails o the field, or carving out a unique role in the pages of history. There are many different ways to be great, and everyone’s path is one-of-a-kind.
Two-time Super Bowl champ and 11-year NFL vet, Chris Long, highlights a handful of NFLers who have been on fascinating journeys, and takes you on a trip through their life stories, and explores the true definition of “greatness.” 

American Prodigy: Becoming Great Blue Wire

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    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

What does it mean to be great?
Greatness might indicate a Hall of Fame career. But it can also be exemplified by blazing new trails o the field, or carving out a unique role in the pages of history. There are many different ways to be great, and everyone’s path is one-of-a-kind.
Two-time Super Bowl champ and 11-year NFL vet, Chris Long, highlights a handful of NFLers who have been on fascinating journeys, and takes you on a trip through their life stories, and explores the true definition of “greatness.” 

    Aaron Donald

    Aaron Donald

    For the first episode, Chris Long breaks down Super Bowl Champion & All-Pro DT Aaron Donald's football journey; from the days in the dungeon with his dad, to being a breakout DT at Pittsburgh, to playing with the Rams and creating the top defensive moves in his arsenal, and more. 
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    • 33 min
    Lane Johnson

    Lane Johnson

    Chris highlights the career of Super Bowl champion and former teammate RT Lane Johnson as he discusses growing up in east Texas, his transition from quarterback to right tackle, Super Bowl LII, his journey with mental health and more.
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    • 34 min
    Terrell Owens

    Terrell Owens

    Chris breaks down the career of Hall of Fame WR Terrell Owens & highlights TO playing with his idol, Jerry Rice, his iconic celebrations, excelling with the Eagles before his ankle injury, his journey to the Hall of Fame, the possibility of coming back to play in the NFL and more. 
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    • 47 min
    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Chris reflects on the career of former NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan's time at Harvard University, his stints with multiple NFL teams, Fitzmagic, how Ryan wants to be remembered and more. 
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    • 27 min
    Osi Umenyiora

    Osi Umenyiora

    Chris looks at the career of 2x Super Bowl champion DE Osi Umenyiora as he reviews Osi's journey from London to Nigeria to Alabama, learning from coach Mike Waufle, the journey to Super Bowl XLII, missing the 2008 season and more.
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    • 28 min
    Trailer: American Prodigy: Becoming Great

    Trailer: American Prodigy: Becoming Great

    What does it mean to be great?
    Greatness might indicate a Hall of Fame career. But it can also be exemplified by blazing new trails o the field, or carving out a unique role in the pages of history. There are many different ways to be great, and everyone’s path is one-of-a-kind.
    Two-time Super Bowl champ and 11-year NFL vet, Chris Long, highlights a handful of NFLers who have been on fascinating journeys, and takes you on a trip through their life stories, and explores the true definition of “greatness.” 
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    • 56 sec

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

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Outstanding season 3!

I found this series as I have often felt Gabby Douglas was waaayyyy underrated as a gymnast, and I wanted to listen to some old podcasts back from when she was competing. I found this instead, and I’m so glad I did. In recent years there has been much more exposure around the toxic culture of the sport, and I appreciated the focused lens this series took.

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A great documentary podcast that everyone should listen to

This podcast was great!!! The episodes were informative and insightful. This shined a spotlight on many pioneers and trailblazers that people need to know about. I need this to become a full fledge documentary. As you said to Amanda Seales, I’m speaking it into existence for you.

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For Casual Fans. Serious Gym Fans, Look Elsewhere

Overall, the intention of this podcast was fantastic. But, there were too many easily fixed errors to ignore. It came across sloppy.

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