We actually have some football on this football podcast today.

I had a chance to sit down with NY Giants defensive end Justin Tuck. Tuck was at Subway promoting the importance of building your day with a better breakfast, and his time with me and fellow WL contributor Shakey certainly made my day better. When Shakey and I asked him if he enjoyed spending his early days with Big Blue learning from two Pro Bowlers in Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan, Tuck coyly replys, “Hell no, I wanted to play!” The whole interview is like that, with Tuck dishing on sacking Jay Cutler, his on-camera aspirations and why he never gives himself any days off.

I also had the chance to interview Josh Smith, a rising star who plays for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks but also played for Team USA in this past summer’s FIBA world championship. Josh and I spoke during his promotional efforts for the NBA2K11 video game release. I asked Josh about how he spent what little offseason he had and how he sees the Eastern Conference race with Miami picking up that one guy from Cleveland.

It’s a banner day for our little podcast. Special thanks to Subway, NBA 2K11, Don Povia and Travis Moses for making these interviews possible. For more on Justin Tuck’s charity, Tuck’s R.U.S.H. For Literacy, visit here.


Hosted by Josh Zerkle, with Brandon MoskalShakey, Amber Jones, and Phil Raintree.

Recorded October 14, 2010. Josh Smith interview recorded September 23rd. Justin Tuck interview recorded October 12. Old Timey NFL Spotlight Games recorded October 13th. Runs 69 minutes.

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