12 episodes

Every Hall of Famer has experienced it. Every MVP has gone through it. Every All-Star has endured it. It is a unifying experience amongst all professional athletes. The perennial superstars and the ones that never were. For some, it is a memory they hold dear and remember with great nostalgia. For others, it was a horror show they would love to forget. But for every single professional athlete, it is the one thing they all have in common...ROOKIE YEAR!


The rookie year is the great equalizer in professional sports. The NBA lottery pick is still sitting in the worst seat on the plane and bus. The #1 pick in the NFL draft still has to deal with veterans hazing the hell out of them. And the superstar wunderkind in baseball still has to carry a s**t-ton of equipment.


In this focused, funny, insightful and revealing podcast, the listener gets to take a trip down memory lane to that formative experience of a professional athlete’s rookie season.

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Every Hall of Famer has experienced it. Every MVP has gone through it. Every All-Star has endured it. It is a unifying experience amongst all professional athletes. The perennial superstars and the ones that never were. For some, it is a memory they hold dear and remember with great nostalgia. For others, it was a horror show they would love to forget. But for every single professional athlete, it is the one thing they all have in common...ROOKIE YEAR!


The rookie year is the great equalizer in professional sports. The NBA lottery pick is still sitting in the worst seat on the plane and bus. The #1 pick in the NFL draft still has to deal with veterans hazing the hell out of them. And the superstar wunderkind in baseball still has to carry a s**t-ton of equipment.


In this focused, funny, insightful and revealing podcast, the listener gets to take a trip down memory lane to that formative experience of a professional athlete’s rookie season.

    Sue Bird - Dropping 33 to None

    Sue Bird - Dropping 33 to None

    On the season finale, WNBA superstar Sue Bird breaks down her blockbuster rookie year, her time playing in Russia, and her 16 seasons with the Seattle Storm.
    Sue Bird got her start playing ball at Christ of King High School in New York then for the Uconn Huskies, where she ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage, and named the top College point guard in the country three times. After leading Uconn to a record of 114–4 and clinching two NCAA Championships, Sue was drafted by the Seattle Storm as the first overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Since then, she’s won three WNBA championships, four Olympic gold medals, and four FIBA World Cups. She currently holds a front office position for the NBA's Denver Nuggets as their Basketball Operations Associate. 


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
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    • 52 min
    Danny Manning - Buckets and Bucketlists

    Danny Manning - Buckets and Bucketlists

    Basketball legend Danny Manning joins Jared Jeffries to chat about growing up around the game, the injury that cut his rookie year short, and the art of coaching.
    Danny Manning has been on and around the court his entire life - His father, Ed Manning, was a seasoned player and coach in his own right. Danny attended the University of Kansas, where he led the Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA title, earning him the Most Outstanding Player and the Big Eight Player of the Decade awards. Danny entered the NBA as the 1st overall draft pick by the Clippers in 1988, only to have his rookie year cut short by an ACL tear during the 26th game of the season. Despite all odds, Danny bounced back from what could of been a career-ending injury, celebrating a 14-year career before retiring in 2003 and turning his focus to coaching. Danny is currently the men’s head coach for Wake Forest University.


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
    Special Thanks: TNS Production Studios For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Chael Sonnen - Bouncers in Cages?

    Chael Sonnen - Bouncers in Cages?

    MMA Fighter Chael Sonnen joins Jared Jeffries to look back at the bumps and bruises that paved the way to greatness.
    An accomplished wrestler in high school and college, Chael Sonnen moved into MMA in 1997, competing in the UFC, the WEC, Pancrase, and Bellator before retiring from the sport in 2019 with an impressive record of 30-17-1. Chael is also an entrepreneur, expert analyst, and host of his own podcast, You’re Welcome! with Chael Sonnen.


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
    Special Thanks: TNS Production Studios For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    Isaac Bruce - From Backyard Ball to the Greatest Show on Turf

    Isaac Bruce - From Backyard Ball to the Greatest Show on Turf

    2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Isaac Bruce traces his journey from playing backyard ball with his 14 brothers and sisters to catching the winning ball at Super Bowl XXXIV.
    Isaac Bruce was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 1994 after becoming the first wide receiver in Memphis State University history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season. During his 14-year pro career, Isaac Bruce became synonymous with The Greatest Show on Turf, amassing over 15,000 receiving yards, 91 receiving touchdowns, and 4 Pro Bowl selections before retiring in 2009.
    Make sure to check out Isaac Bruce and Doc Holliday’s incredible podcast series Run Pass Option.


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
    Special Thanks: TNS Production Studios For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    Willie Roaf - Big Nasty

    Willie Roaf - Big Nasty

    This week Jared Jeffries is joined by NFL great Willie “Nasty” Roaf to discuss his formative years as a Louisiana All-American, his 13-year NFL Career, and the magic of game day in New Orleans.
    Willie is a American football offensive tackle who played in the NFL from 1993-2005. He got his start playing for Louisiana Tech University, where he earned All-American honors. Willie was a first-round pick for the New Orleans Saints during the 1993 NFL Draft, spending a total of 8 years with them before joining the Kansas City Chiefs, eventually retiring in 2005. As one of the most accomplished offensive tackles in NFL history, Willie’s accolades include 11 Pro Bowl and 9 All-Pro selections, as well as spots in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
    Special Thanks: TNS Production Studios For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    Dave Winfield - I'm Here Too

    Dave Winfield - I'm Here Too

    Jared Jeffries sits down with Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to discuss his 22-year career and all of the growing pains of the game.
    Born and raised in Minnesota, Dave is a former American Baseball player who crushed records everywhere during his 22-year career, becoming a twelve-time MLB All-Star, a seven-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a six-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Dave earned his spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and has been named the third-best all-around athlete of all time in any sport by ESPN. Well known off-the-field for his philanthropist work, Dave founded the David M. Winfield Foundation and The Dave Winfield Nutrition Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Now, Dave spends his days as the special assistant to the executive director of the MLB Players Association.


    Host: Jared Jeffries 
    Executive Producers: Eric Pankowski, Chris Colbert, & Adell Coleman 
    Producer: Ryan Woodhall 
    Talent Booking Team: Lori Teig 
    Distribution: DCP Entertainment 
    Special Thanks: TNS Production Studios For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min

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Great podcast!

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