Every year, each NFL team selects a player for the Ed Block Courage Award, an honor bestowed on a player who serves as a role model of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was chosen by teammates to receive the award because of how he handles things at home following the death of his mother two years ago. Monday Night Countdown reporter, Michelle Beisner-Buck sat down with Burns to discuss how the 22-year-old keeps a handle on football and family.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long took a life-changing trip to Tanzania in 2013. During his time in East Africa, his eyes were opened to the global water crisis. As a result, Chris founded "The Waterboys" to help bring clean water to Tanzania.
The array of punishments in the world of fantasy sports covers the absurd, painful, humiliating and simply unspeakable. But that's what it takes for last place teams to avoid tanking. Matthew Berry tells us about the genesis of this trend and shares some of the most ridiculous punishments he's come across.
Since Jerry Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, he's exceeded expectations, except his own. He dreams big and builds even bigger. His legacy will include a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jim Trotter examines the business acumen of Mr. Jones.
If you haven't heard of Lauri Markkanen yet, you will after the NBA draft. The 7-footer grew up in Finland, where ice hockey is king but his basketball skills made him a standout on the court. Markkanen shares his story, and ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford breaks down his potential.
In this debut podcast, hosts Jen Lada, Tom Rinaldi, and producer Kristen Lappas share the story of the unlikely bond between a team of Swedish Adventure Racers and a stray dog they found in the Amazon Jungle.