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Do Your Part, Episode 6: Sam 'Bam' Cunningham and the 1970 USC-Alabama game that helped change college football in the South
In Sam “Bam” Cunningham’s University of Southern California debut, he ran for 135 yards and scored two touchdowns against Alabama. It was Sept. 12, 1970, and when USC defeated Alabama 42-21, it was more than a victory. USC was integrated, and Alabama’s team was all white. Cunningham’s performance is credited with changing public perception, pushing Alabama to integrate the following season. More than 50 years later, Cunningham revisits that game, its legacy that continues to grow and sports as an agent for real change.
Do Your Part, Episode 5: NFL Honors & 2020 Season Wrap-up
Now that the 2020 NFL season is officially over, we’re hitting pause to reflect on the Patriots who were up for awards at the 10th annual NFL Honors – Matthew Slater, Joe Cardona and Devin McCourty. Ultimately, no Patriot walked away with an award, but they still deserve recognition for the work they have done throughout their careers. So we’re diving in to why they were nominated in the first place. Then, we hear from healthcare heroes from across New England who were surprised with an all-expense paid trip to Super Bowl LV on the Patriots team plane.
Do Your Part, Episode 4: My Cause, My Cleats - The Stories Behind the Cleats
Every year, the NFL encourages players to participate in My Cause, My Cleats to highlight issues that matter most to them. On this special episode of Do Your Part, we hear from Devin McCourty, J.J. Taylor, Shilique Calhoun and Berj Najarian about their cleats and the organizations they’ve chosen to represent. Calhoun shines a light on mental health. Najarian, the Patriots director of football/head coach administration, shares his deeply personal ties to Armenia Fund. Taylor represents “Stomp Out Bullying,” and McCourty takes his family’s tragic loss of their daughter, Mia, to try and give other grieving families hope. And don’t forget to vote for Devin McCourty in the Walter Payton Man of the Year Charity Challenge by Tweeting “#WPMOYChallenge + McCourty.
Do Your Part, Episode 3: Brandon Copeland
Brandon Copeland is a University of Pennsylvania professor, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, a 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and, oh yeah, a Patriots linebacker. On this episode of Do Your Part, Brandon talks to Angelique about developing his college course, his Beyond the Basics Foundation and what it means to be “an athlete and.”
Do Your Part, Episode 2: Lawrence Guy
On this episode of Do Your Part, Lawrence Guy talks about living with learning difficulties and what the Lawrence Guy Family Foundation has planned for Thanksgiving.
He also opens up about his grandfather, Addeliar D. Guy III, the first African-American judge on the state court bench in Nevada and his legacy.
Do Your Part, Episode 1: Devin and Jason McCourty
In the first episode of Do Your Part, Devin and Jason McCourty virtually join Patriots.com Lifestyle Editor Angelique Fiske to share their path to becoming philanthropists and advocates, offer advice to those starting out their own journey in giving back and what they hope their legacy will be when their football days are done.
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Where have I been?!
How did I not know this podcast existed?! Big Patriots fan who had no idea this gem was being recorded. Love the behind the scenes look at the team. Makes for awesome listening and great team insight. Keep it up!
LFG!! Great pod!
Angelique and Mackenzie are great! They give an awesome perspective of Patriots players past and present, on and off the field. 5 stars!
Love the Podcast
My favorite part about listening is how much fun they seem to have producing it, the interviews are great and it seems like everyone involved is just generally happy doing it. Keep it up!