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Join former NFL Pro Bowler Eric Wood as he transitions into the next part of his life. Sports, business, music; you can expect it all as Eric is joined by a compelling guest each episode.

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    • 4.9 • 672 Ratings

Join former NFL Pro Bowler Eric Wood as he transitions into the next part of his life. Sports, business, music; you can expect it all as Eric is joined by a compelling guest each episode.

    Ep 152 - Supporting Buffalo with Thurman Thomas

    Ep 152 - Supporting Buffalo with Thurman Thomas

    Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas joins the show today. Thomas, and several former teammates, are coming together in Buffalo this week to help support families of the victims from a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket. Thomas and his wife, Patti, said their family foundation has raised more than $100,000 to help the city and its residents in the aftermath of the shooting.

    If you'd like to donate, visit the link here: give.ThurmanThomas.com

    Today on the show, Eric and Thurman describe: 

    - Their initial reaction to the shooting

    - Buffalo's impact on Thurman's life

    - A moment to unity the city of Buffalo

    - And what you can do to help

    Rate, review and subscribe to the show today.

    • 16 min
    Ep 151 - Pedal To The Metal with Ben Rhodes

    Ep 151 - Pedal To The Metal with Ben Rhodes

    Ben Rhodes is the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ben started racing at the age of 7 years old and is now on the verge of stardom at only 25. Before moving up to the Truck Series, Rhodes competed full-time in what is now the ARCA Menards Series East, where he drove for Turner Scott Motorsports and won the 2014 series championship. He also previously competed part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports in 2015.

    Today on the show, Eric and Ben dive into their career journeys, how to stay focused during a race and some of the parallels between professional sports and business. Other topics include:

    (5:00-10:10) - How Ben started racing, kart/truck racing and the progression to NASCAR

    (10:10-17:00) - What separates the best drivers from the rest? Skill sets needed

    (17:00-21:50) - Importance of focus during race. Pre race routine?

    (21:50-27:20) - Fear of crashing? Discussion on concussions

    (27:20-33:20) - Role models in racing. Dealing with distractions

    (33:20-40:00) - Winning the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021. Old school NASCAR

    And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show tdoay!

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    • 55 min
    Ep 150 - Trust Yourself with Micah Hyde

    Ep 150 - Trust Yourself with Micah Hyde

    Micah Hyde is a 2x All-Pro Safety and Captain on the Buffalo Bills. Micah played college football at Iowa and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Micah signed with the Bills since 2017 and spent some time playing with E-Wood as well.

    Today on the show, the guys talk about their time playing together, also a look ahead to the 2022 season and the mega deal that Tom Brady received from Fox Sports. Other topics include:

    (1:35-4:30) - Offseason report, football career journey to Bills

    (4:30-10:00) - Advice to rookies/younger self

    (10:00-16:40) - Response since KC loss, expectations are high

    (16:40-20:30) - Primetime games, how kids have changed Micah's professional life

    (20:30-25:45) - Upcoming charity softball game

    (25:45-39:30) - Reoccurring questions, Tom Brady's TV deal

    And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today!

    • 39 min
    Ep 149 - Living In The Present with Jason Goldsmith

    Ep 149 - Living In The Present with Jason Goldsmith

    Jason Goldsmith is a globally recognized Performance Coach and the co-author of "Take Charge of You" with NYT best selling author David Novak. Jason emphasizes on the mental aspects of optimal performance in high pressure environments.

    After initially focusing exclusively in golf, Jason's practice has expanded to include MLB, NFL, NBA, USTA, and athletes and coaches from the U.S. and Great Britain Olympic teams. In addition to his coaching contributions in Division I and II collegiate sports programs, including several National Championships, Jason's practice includes athletes of all levels including world-ranked juniors, amateurs, Fortune 500 executives, and professionals. In golf, he has coached 6 Major champions, multiple top 10 and World #1 golfers, including the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2018 FedEx Cup Champion, Justin Rose.

    Today on the show, Eric and Jason discuss the importance of living in the present and how to reach a neutral state of thinking. Other topics include:

    (2:20-4:20) - Growing up in Northern California, playing tennis

    (4:20-7:50) - Career journey, joining the Air Force at 17

    (7:50-11:05) - Becoming self aware

    (11:05-15:10) - Reaching a neutral sate of mind

    (15:10-20:00) - Goal setting, golf mindset training

    (20:00-23:50) - Take Charge of You with David Novak

    (23:50-28:15) - Jason's golf game, favorite course

    And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today!

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    • 34 min
    Ep 148 - Handicapping The Kentucky Derby with Kevin McFarland

    Ep 148 - Handicapping The Kentucky Derby with Kevin McFarland

    Kevin McFarland is a financial advisor by trade but has become one of the top horse racing handicappers in the country. In the past, Kevin has won the Breeders Cup and the Kentucky Derby betting challenges. Success doesn't come easy, you will learn how much preparation goes into betting on horse racing. 

    Today on the show, Eric and Kevin also get into betting advice for the 2022 Kentucky Derby and how to out-work your competition. Topics include:

    (3:10-6:15) - How Kevin fell in love with Horse Racing

    (6:15-15:15) - Tournament handicapping

    (15:15-21:45) - Learning from your mistakes

    (21:45-29:45) - Confidence through preparation

    (29:45-35:40) - Betting strategies - differences between sports gambling and horse racing

    (35:40-43:30) - 2022 Kentucky Derby betting advice/look ahead to Derby field

    And much more. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today!

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    • 51 min
    Ep 147 - Kentucky Derby Picks with Kent Taylor

    Ep 147 - Kentucky Derby Picks with Kent Taylor

    Kent Taylor is the Sports Director at WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. He was named "Kentucky TV Sportscaster of the Year" by the Associated Press in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2015. Taylor also won for Best Sports Play-by-Play in 2015 and 2016.

    Today on the show, Eric and Kent are talking Derby and how to bet the race. Rate, review and subscribe to the show today!

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
672 Ratings

672 Ratings

Ram @ NJ ,

Well rounded…..enjoyable

Not easy to do a podcast interview with pro athletes. Though a die hard Bill’s fan, I’m thankful to Eric for conducting interesting and thought provoking interviews of people of all walks of life. I appreciate the fact that Eric keeps his questions short and allows the guest to speak their mind and pulls out interesting nuggets. Well done.

BR_Texas ,

Phenomenal!!

Amazing leader and podcast! I’m onboard the train 🎯

mmorizio ,

Incredible for former athletes

As a former athlete myself, I struggled with the transition out of sport. I wish Eric’s podcast existed then! His guests are incredibly insightful with career paths and transitions, and Eric is phenomenal at guiding the conversation. Must listen!

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