David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram | SE

David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram

If you have a passion for something, you can make a lifestyle out of it. In this episode, we chat with David Ring, Founder and Owner of Canyon Side Cages in San Diego, CA. We talk about teaching, a baseball life, and growing your business on Instagram. All of this and more with baseball coach, David Ring. 

Through passion, hard work, an opportunity, and a viable market, David went for it, building Canyon Side Cages to what it is today. Even more, David has built up his own personal brand through teaching, giving, sharing both in person and on social media. 

If you are a fan of sports, baseball, and business, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature David Ring on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories | SE

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories

“Goalkeeping is 75 percent mental.” In this episode, we chat with Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers of the MLS. We talk the mind of a soccer goalkeeper, the Portland Timbers, and an athlete creating content.  All of this and more with Portland goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. 

Jeff led the Timbers’ team to the 2018 MLS Cup. He played college soccer in his home state at the University of South Florida. His junior season he was an All American and Big East goalkeeper of the year. In the MLS, besides playing for the Portland Timbers Attinella also played for Real Salt Lake and was a backup goalie during their MLS Cup run in 2013. 

Besides being a goalkeeper, Jeff is husband, father and a content creator. A creator in the sense that he is a podcast host and children’s book author. You can hear his podcast From J to Z on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His children’s books can be found on his publishing platform, ItHadToBeTold.com or Amazon. You can see links to his books below. After you spend time listening to Jeff and learning about his story, you will absolutely be drawn to his content.  

One thing that really stood out in this chat is Jeff’s mindfulness. We believe you’ll come to understand what I mean after listening to this conversation.

We are excited to feature Jeff Attinella on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

James Cotton | A Buckeye Transitioning in Sports, Life, and Business | SE Podcast

James Cotton | A Buckeye Transitioning in Sports, Life, and Business

Taking your game to the next level in sports, life, and business. In this episode, we chat with James Cotton, founder of Buck-Icon and former Buckeye football player. We talk Ohio State football, life transitions, and accountability. All of this and more with Buckeye great, James Cotton.  

Buck-Icon’s mission is to become a premier apparel and merchandise retailer and provide resources for former members of the Ohio State football program and all individuals to enhance their careers which will help them transition into professional life in Corporate America, athletics, society, and the community.  

James Cotton was a defensive lineman for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1998 he was a part of the Big 10 Championship team that went onto win the Sugar Bowl. 

Cotton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2000 NFL Draft. He also is a Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champion.  

If you need help navigating the transitions in your life, let this conversation be a resource as James brings experience both on and off the field, and it is clear early on in this chat that James is here to help. 

With that, we are excited to feature James Cotton on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Thomas Wilcher | Leadership from Cass Tech High School Football Coach

Thomas Wilcher | Leadership from HOF Cass Tech High School Football Coach

A no-nonsense approach to leadership. In this episode, we chat with one of the top high school football coaches in the country. We talk leadership, growing up, and being great. All of this and more with high school football coach, Thomas Wilcher

Thomas Wilcher is the head football coach at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Michigan. Thomas is an NCAA Division 1 Track and Field National Champion in the indoor 55-meter hurdles and a three-time All-American in track and field for the University of Michigan.   

Wilcher was also a running back for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1983–1986. Thomas is a member of Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

During this chat, Thomas was driving to practice. His schedule is non-stop so we weren’t going to let audio quality get in the way of a great conversation.  

With that, we are excited to feature Thomas Wilcher on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

The Good and Bad in Sports Media | The Gametime Guru & the SE Team

The Good and Bad in Sports Media | The Gametime Guru & The SE Team

Sports media wants your clicks. As sports fans it’s often hard to be unbiased. Being real and genuine goes a long way, and often, sports media is not real or genuine.  

With today’s tools, there are ways to find (or create) the platform you want to see. We talk about the good and the bad in sports media.   

We had Shane Larson, the host of The Gametime Guru Podcast, share his thoughts on this topic in this episode. 

Audible Style Blog | There’s A Lot of Self-Talk in SportsEpreneur Articles

Audible Style Blog | There’s A Lot of Self-Talk in SportsEpreneur Articles

This is an audible style blog post on the SportsEpreneur platform. This article is titled, “I Have To Admit– There’s A Lot of Self-Talk in SportsEpreneur Articles” 

A lot of what we write on SportsEpreneur is self-talk. Not all of it, but a lot of it. It’s accountability. We all should have it. We all need it.

Read the full article on the SportsEpreneur blog.

Marques Sullivan | The Pride of Being a Buffalo Bill | SE Podcast

Marques Sullivan | The Pride of Being a Buffalo Bill

Providing insight into the positives of playing for the Buffalo Bills. In this episode, we discuss Buffalo, New York, an NFL career, and building a business that helps high school athletes reach their dreams. All of this and more with former Illinois and Buffalo Bills offensive lineman, Marques Sullivan.

Marques and Eric met on Twitter after Marques made his thoughts felt about someone hating on Buffalo, NY.  Marques wasn’t having any of that. As someone who was born and raised in Buffalo, Eric was drawn to his commentary. From that, he’s come to learn about all the amazing things Marques is doing. So it’s an honor to chat with Marques on this podcast. 

With that, we are excited to feature Marques Sullivan on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team

Do you bring a positive spark to your team? In this episode, we discuss bringing energy to a team—in sports and business. 

Positive energy can bring everyone up around you. On all levels of teams, you see athletes join new teams and provide that spark. That kind of spark may be the push that team needed.  

On the other end of it, having toxic individuals on your team can bring everyone down.  

Can these toxic individuals handle losing? Can they fight through the tough times?  

We discuss our experiences with both positive and negative people on our teams.

With the importance of energy in sports and business, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method

Applying the Patrick Mahomes method as a rookie in business. In this episode, we discuss the Patrick Mahomes method and taking the leap. 

Learning from those around you, applying those methods, and taking the leap has proven to be a successful model for one’s career. 

As a rookie in business, John Priore, a content marketer at KazSource chose this method. 

We see the Patrick Mahomes method as an extreme example of this playing out. John followed it and it allowed him to ready himself to take the field. John talks about his experience in following this method. 

While there is no guaranteed path for success, the takeaway is if you can put yourself in a position to learn from the leaders around you, then apply it, and then take the leap, you give yourself an incredible opportunity. 

With our love of business, sports, and stories, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real

Ohio State Buckeye great gets real on being a Buckeye and becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, we chat with Chimdi Chekwa, a current NFL free agent and entrepreneur. The discussion focuses in on life in the NFL, sports and business, and the Ohio State Buckeyes culture.

Chimdi is a former Ohio State Buckeyes football player and current entrepreneur as a co-owner of The Pit BBQ Grille in Columbus, Ohio. He also has his hands in other ventures that we touch on in this chat. 

You may remember Chimdi from his days with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was a first-team All American cornerback. After college, Chimdi was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.  

Through much perseverance and motivation, Chimdi gives us insight around why he is so passionate about sports and entrepreneurship. And of course, we discuss all things Buckeyes and college football.

With our love of business and sports (and Eric’s deep-rooted Buckeye background), we are obviously excited to feature Chimdi Chekwa on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.