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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
    Season 2 Episode 9: Martin St. Louis Part 2

    Season 2 Episode 9: Martin St. Louis Part 2

    This week’s guest on the Games People Play is one of just eight players in the history of the NHL to win the Stanley Cup, Art Ross and Hart trophies in the same season. He’s a three-time winner of the Lady Byng trophy, a five-time All-Star and an Olympic Gold Medalist. Join Bernie in welcoming Hockey Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis to the program as they discuss Martin’s early life as a Canadiens fan in Laval, Quebec, and the many challenges he faced as an undersized player. You’ll hear about the glory years at the University of Vermont, which were followed by a 16-year NHL career, beginning with a short stop in Calgary before a star-making 12-plus seasons in Tampa and ending with a memorable stint in New York with the Rangers. Plus: a special relationship with John Tortorella; an unforgettable Mother’s Day at MSG, and Martin’s thoughts on the Lightning’s chances to repeat as champions. Later, Bernie asks Martin to name his all-time favorite linemates and to shed some light on his current role as special teams consultant with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    • 46 min
    Season 2 Episode 9: Martin St. Louis Part 1

    Season 2 Episode 9: Martin St. Louis Part 1

    This week’s guest on the Games People Play is one of just eight players in the history of the NHL to win the Stanley Cup, Art Ross and Hart trophies in the same season. He’s a three-time winner of the Lady Byng trophy, a five-time All-Star and an Olympic Gold Medalist. Join Bernie in welcoming Hockey Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis to the program as they discuss Martin’s early life as a Canadiens fan in Laval, Quebec, and the many challenges he faced as an undersized player. You’ll hear about the glory years at the University of Vermont, which were followed by a 16-year NHL career, beginning with a short stop in Calgary before a star-making 12-plus seasons in Tampa and ending with a memorable stint in New York with the Rangers. Plus: a special relationship with John Tortorella; an unforgettable Mother’s Day at MSG, and Martin’s thoughts on the Lightning’s chances to repeat as champions. Later, Bernie asks Martin to name his all-time favorite linemates and to shed some light on his current role as special teams consultant with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

Rowley Ma ,

Excellent pod by Bernie Corbett.

Entertaining and informative.

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Great podcast

love the sports history from a unique perspective

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The best

Nobody better than Bernie!

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