Almost all of sports media is talking about, breaking down and analyzing Super Bowl 52. Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick win their sixth? Can the Eagles shock the world? What better way to get through media week and Radio Row than by talking to the son of an NFL Hall of Famer, one who also happened to play for one of those teams, and beat the other to win his Super Bowl ring. An incredible conversation with Jeremy White, the son of Reggie White.
Before we get into Episode 99, as a reminder, The Bridge is broadcast as a one-hour radio show Monday through Friday on Sports Radio America at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. A brand new show airs on Wednesdays, then is released as a podcast on iTunes and on this website immediately following the episode. You can listen to the show live on Wednesday night on Sports Radio America here or through the TuneIn app. Additional bonus content, including a weekly gambling segment, can be found exclusively on this podcast.
- “Sports News Read Like Real News” told the tale of the history of Chief Wahoo and the Cleveland Indians decision to remove it from their uniforms and stadium in 2019 (2:58).
- The Bridge Question of the Week is: What is your best Super Bowl prop bet, and why? Leave a voicemail or text in your answer to 929-BRIDGE7, that’s 929-274-3437, and you’ll make it on the next show.
- This week’s guest is Jeremy White, he’s a kindergarten teacher, published author, and also happens to be the son of the late Reggie White. I had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy at a SiriusXM Radio event for the Morning Men on Mad Dog Sports Radio last summer and it was great catching up with him for the first time. I later found out he wrote a book during college called “In His Shadow: Growing Up with Reggie White,” which details countless stories from his childhood through high school, and also includes the events before and after the unfortunate passing of his father Reggie White. Not only is it amazing that he could put a book together with all that was going on in his life in 2006, but his recall of stories both in the book and in this interview is incredible. For those thinking that our chat is only centered around questions about Reggie White and his accomplishments, there’s much more to our conversation than that. By the time we’re done, by the time we’re finished, you’ll hopefully get a better picture of who Reggie White was off the football field, not just as a superstar but as dad, along with who his son Jeremy White was, and grew up to become. We’ll chat about his inspiration for writing the book, growing up with Reggie White as a father, the trials and tribulations that come with that, figuratively and literally stepping out of his shadow, their strong religious beliefs, their relationship before his death, kicking his ass in Madden, some of the stupid that comes with the National Football League and Hall of Fame, Jeremy’s pick for the Super Bowl of his father’s former team and the team is father beat to win his Super Bowl ring and much more.
- Follow Jeremy White on Twitter -> @_MrWhite1. The interview starts at the 12:12 mark.
– In the interview, we discuss:
His inspiration for writing a book about his life (13:24), the most challenging part of writing the book and remembering everything (16:21), Reggie White “the dad” (20:00), growing up with in a football family (27:39), trying to navigate through school without being noticed (31:41), paving his own path in life and “stepping out” of his father’s shadow (36:42), kicking his ass in Madden (42:39), his belief in religion (45:59), healing the relationship with his father before he unfortunately passed away (57:20), not getting any “perks” from the NFL and an absurdity of the Hall of Fame (1:04:43), his favorite football team and why his father has cursed that team since his death (1:14:09), who he’s rooting for to win Super Bowl 52 (1:24:42) and a plug for his new children book, “Estelle and Gustoff” (1:28:05).
- “The Toll Bridge with Donnie RightSide.” Donnie is a professional handicapper who knows a thing or two about the lines of the sports world and joins The Bridge for a weekly segment to help us get on the right side of those lines, based on his years of numbers, strategy and overall knowledge of the market. This week, he’ll offer up some of his best bets to correspond with The Bridge Fade of the Week, where listeners are urged to completely go in the opposite direction of the show. You can find Donnie at DonnieRightSide.com and SportsBookReview.com and follow him on Twitter @RightSideVP. And remember, this segment is for entertainment purposes only (1:31:50).
- “Five Minutes in the Film Room” with Joe Baress, former star of the prestigious John and Joe Sports Show, breaks down “The Greatest Showman” which Rotten Tomatoes describes as: Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary, who rose from nothing, to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation (51:28). You can follow Joe on Twitter @dukemich and read his movie reviews, previews and ratings at cupof-joe.com.
Call in or text the show 24/7 at 929-BRIDGE7, that’s (929) 274-3437. Contact the show with your questions, comments, stories or hot takes and you might be featured in the next installment of The Bridge.
Subscribe to The Bridge Sports Podcast on iTunes (please leave a positive rating and review if you enjoy the show as well) so you’ll immediately be notified when new episodes are posted. You can also find The Bridge Sports Podcast on Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and live on TuneIn.
Visit www.lundinbridge.com/email to subscribe to The Bridge Sports Podcast newsletter, which will provide weekly updates and behind-the-scenes information about the next show and who the featured guest(s) might be.
Show music: ‘Actionable’ and ‘Epic,’ courtesy of www.bensound.com.