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AmaniToomer

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Gus sits down for a great discussion with wide receiver and punt returner Amani Toomer, who played his entire career for the New York Giants, registering over 1,000 receiving yards each season from 1999 to 2003, was a member of the 2007 Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII, and holds Giants' club records with 9,497 receiving yards, 668 receptions and 54 receiving touchdowns. Gus and Amani discuss his early years playing for the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1995, where in 1994, he broke the school's single-season record with 1,096 receiving yards and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award and a first-team All-Big Ten honoree. 

Hey everyone. Welcome to anotherepisode of huddle up with Gus, I'm your host, former NFL quarterback GusFrerotte and welcome to the new 16 31 digital new studio. You know, somepeople say no news is good news. Well I say to those people you've never read.16 31 digital news dot com. Go to 16 31 digital news dot com to get your latestnews, sports, music and entertainment and maybe even listen to your favoritepodcast. Follow up with Gusts. Check it out today at www. 16 31 digital newsdot com. Huddle up with Gusts is brought to you by Vegas sportsadvantage, clients of Vegas. Sports advantage are winning big in 2021 youcan be a part of the winning two. As of june 1st $100. Bettors are up $3700 500dollars. Bettors are up $18,500 and $1000. Bettors are up $37,000 and $5000.Bettors are up $185,000 become inclined today by clicking the link in thedescription below and use promo code, huddle up To take 25% off your packagetoday. Thanks to our partnership. Welcome to what surely will be a doozyof a matchup brian here. Sports fans. Whether your game is on the gridiron atthe diamond or on the links, we can only say welcome to this week's huddle up withgusts. 15 year NFL quarterback Gus parents passion for sports has takenhim on the field and behind the bench is playing for seven NFL franchiseswith 114 TVs under his belt, gust knows who the players are and how the gamesare one. Uh it's not every day you get to hang out with an NFL quarterback up.Okay, sports fans from the decked out and plush 16 31 digital studios, it'skick off time, so snap your chin straps on and get ready to huddle up with us. Hey, I appreciate what everyone joiningme on, huddle up with Gus uh, with super dot events. I'm excited. We gotAmani Toomer coming on. So as you guys know, uh, Amani played at Michigan, uhone of the best receivers ever to come out of Michigan went to, was drafted bythe new york Giants, uh, won a Super Bowl in, Let me see, it's 2000 andseven. Uh you know, he uh, I just had an amazing career, one of the bestreceivers ever to play for the Giants. Uh now he's doing some amazing stufftrying to uh, you know, I think his entrepreneurial sides coming out ofthem, but I'm excited to hear his story growing up out and uh, okay, BerkeleyCalifornia and you know, he's just a, one of the guys that I think everybodyalways likes, he has a good attitude, good temperament and even ran amarathon. So I know I could never do that, but most receivers probably couldand you probably have to, to run all day against the Dbs in the NFL, so, um,I will be coming on our man, dan Cisco's help and I'm, so, I think we'llsee him on here in a second. But uh, I don't know about you guys. What do youguys think of the game last night? I mean, I kind of turned it off early anduh, and then, uh, you know, look up in the morning and here Baltimore cameback, which was amazing. Lamar Jackson just had an amazing game. I think hecompleted 86% of his passes. I don't know if I ever did that in practice. Sothat, that was pretty amazing. So, um, you know, it's just, it's just amazing.The NFL every week gives us excitement. Uh, you know, this week, I think theexcitement was, how poor all the kickers did. We had more missed fieldgoals and extra points this week than one can imagine. They're probablyshould have been a lot of teams that...

...would have should have one if theywould have made field goals, but they didn't. So there he is. Hi, are you all right? Yeah, I'm reallyglad to be on here with you, Gus and this is uh, this is gonna be great. I'mbeing able to interact with the fans. I'm super excited. Well, I'll just letyou know right now monty. It only took you half the time be gone as Vincentpauley did and he's twice our age. So um you know, uh and I think that uhhaving you on, I was explaining to all the people that are on about, you know,your career, everything you've been through, giving you a little intro. ButI wanted to thank you for coming on, huddle up with Gus are partners withthe NFL alumni and also now super. Which is uh this new format lets usinteract with fans. It's pretty cool. But you know, we always kind of startback at the beginning on how to up where you grew up. I know you're fromCalifornia And I want to get into a little bit of that story with you. Uhmy boys have a great picture that we found of you back in at Delasau. Yeah.So wait, where is the gunner game? Have it? There you go. So did you alwayslike um 18 was always your number when I was 18? Your number? Well, uh I used to love Tim Brown, like he wasmy favorite player growing up, he went to Notre dame and I thought I was gonnago to Notre dame and be the next tim Brown. But then I just didn't want tobe exactly like him. So instead of 81 Which was his number at Notre Dame andhis number with with the Raiders. I switched it around and I was 18 andyeah, it's just it just stuck, it's just something that always justidentified with and I don't know, it's one of those things, if it's not broke,don't fix it. But uh it was, it was, you know, the number meant a lot to me,but you know, it was, it was just, it was justsomething that, that I just, you know, like a good pair of shoes, once you putit on kind of sticks, you know? Yeah, yeah, you know, that's how I had number12 because of Terry Bradshaw, that was always my guy growing up. That's cool.Yeah, that was my guy. So, well, we had a lot of good quarterbacks out ofPittsburgh, but I mean you had a lot of incredible people come out ofCalifornia and were you a 40 niners fan or you were a Raiders fan? Huh? No, Iwas the 49 ers fan. 49 ers? Yeah, because as I was growing up, I lived inBerkeley, which is right by Oakland, but the Raiders left. Okay, Yeah, soonce the Raiders left, everybody in Oakland was like, we're Niners fan andthen the Niners were so good because they had, you know, jerry rice, RonnieLott, you know, Wendell Tyler, they had Bill Ring, they had uh Freddie Solomon,I mean it was joe Montana Was one after another. It was, I mean, it was one ofthe, and my cousin played for them um steve Wallace. So, it was just a lot ofpeople that came through there and it was like the center of the footballuniverse in my very formative years because every year it was the ninersversus the cowboys or, or the Niners versus um, You know, I guess like therams, like all these teams and it was just such good football back in the 80s,even though looking back on it, they just didn't have the creativity that they have now. I mean,it's amazing watching football now. And I'm just thinking, man, I guess we werejust, we're just a little too early. I mean, oh my gosh, The quick thinking ofcompletion percentages now compared to...

...what we were playing. I mean, if you'renot over 70 per, 60 65% you're considered inaccurate because all thesescreen passes are throwing Well. And I was saying like, look at Lamar Jacksonlast night, he completed 86% of his passes, threw for over 400 yards 31times to think about it well. And I think that to, you know, back in theday, you know, we were all kind of big play action. There wasn't a whole tonof get the ball out, not when we first started, not when I was with the skinsand we were playing it. You know, Then I got to the rams, like in themid-2000s, those quick screens and everything started going a little more.Um, they became more viable and now it's all shotgun. I mean, we never, wewere never in shotgun. Yeah. Unless it was like, yeah, shotgun was like, yeah,you'd run the ball for the first two downs. Right. And then we'll at leastthe Giants, would we run the ball for the first two downs will be a third andlong. And then all of a sudden they put in this package and we read, We throw.But it doesn't that like we were, we were a running team. If you threw theball 20 times a game, You were, uh, you know, you were just an average NFL team.Now if you threw the ball 30 to 40 times a game back when I was growing upcoming up, that means you were a passing team. But now everybody isthrowing the ball plus 30 times a game. And uh, it's, it's way more of apassing league and it's, you know what, it's more exciting to watch as well. Oh,I agree. You know, I mean back in the day in the 80s when they, you know, thebig thing was the bears defense and giving up three points. I mean, yeah, Iget it defense wins championships, but it's not that much fun to watch a teamgo three and out and punt. You know what I'm saying? Like it's it it ismuch more fun to see uh, you know, and I have think you have to think that ithas something to do with fantasy football. Absolutely. It's going andbetting, betting and just, you know, it's it's it is exciting to watch, youknow, the best athletes in the world, which are the receivers by far makingspectacular plays. Like that is what you want to see. You don't see threeyards and a cloud of dust. I mean that's just not right appealing to asmany people as watching guys, you know, do acrobatic stuff dragging their feetinbounds and catch the ball in one hand. It's just, it makes it so much more funto just like the average person can can you don't have to be a great footballfan to love to see great catches, great moves and the speed and the athleticismthat receivers have. It's just not, you know, did you, did you see that catchthe kid from Arizona had more? I didn't know whether you drag his feet. Yeah, Isaw a picture of you doing that with the Giants and I'm like, oh my gosh,because we were talking and I watched the game and I'm like, Omani, like, youguys are so good at that. Like, it's amazing. And if you have a quarterbackthat can trust you, like, you had, you can just throw that ball anywhere. Itwas amazing what you guys can do in the talent you have. Yeah, it's um, it's alot harder. It looks a lot harder than it really is because actually thecollege rule and the pro rule are pretty much the same in my opinion,like after playing for a while because you've got to get one ft down and thenyou just kick your other, I kick your other heel or drag your feet and don'tlet that that second back foot rise up and take that step instead of that, youdrag your feet along the ground. And it's basically the same as the, as thecollege rule. And it really bothers me to see receivers not understand thatthere's so many catches that are missed because they just don't know thesesimple techniques that, I mean we...

...practice it every day and that wasn'tgood at it when I got into the league. Like I never, it wasn't something I wasgood at, but through repetition and practicing is something I developedthroughout my career. So by the time I was, you know, 10 years, 789, 10 yearsin, I was really good at it and I wouldn't even think about it. So it'sto me it's learned if you got to write a good wide receiver coach, which I hada couple of them, um and jimmy Robinson and Milt Jackson, you know, and um,mike Sullivan, you just got, you don't get to the NFL and just stopped growingand if you do, you die, you die on the vine, you always the longevity ofplaying in the NFL is can constantly tweaking your game constantly gettingbetter and that's the only way you survive. I always felt like chriscarter was like one of the originals to really have that like, you know, we'reboth feet are down, he's falling out of bounds and he still caught the ball anddidn't, you know, and I've seen him, I mean just because I play with theVikings, I've watched a lot of film on him. He was so, so good at that. Yeah,I mean there's some guys that are that are that are really, really good at itand it's really, it's just a test and it's like nobody's born, there's notalent to it, right? It's only repetition and work. There's somethings in the NFL that take a lot of talent like speed, you can't get forthat hands where you catch the ball, There's, there's a talent of that, butyou can overwork that as well. But catching the ball and dragging yourfeet, it's just practice and you can see the guys now that put the time inand really take the, there's a craft of being a wide receiver and it's verycomplicated and there's very, uh, it's very detail oriented and I just loveseeing guys that still, you know, I mean, they're throwing the ball so much,so many times. You, you could still be a great receiver and not pay that muchattention to the details. But the guys that do, they just maximize theirability and they end up playing for a lot longer than most and then thenthere may be their ability even should allow them to, right? So if we go backto that picture that, that we saw from you in high school, you played multiplepositions in high school, right? I played um, yeah, I played uh, I was alittle bit, a little bit on defense. Um I played tight end my rookie year. Itake it outside linebacker. My freshman year, I played outside linebacker myfreshman year. Um I try to do a lot of things and you know, really to figureout what type of player I was. I mean, I was a skinny kid and I always thoughtI was going to be a running back way too skinny to be running back long andlanky. Um I was fast and I could catch, but I mean, it just, it took me a whileto figure out exactly what what, what position are we really was good at,What other sports did you play in high school? I played basketball, I playedbaseball. I ran track. Um I I only five are seated in basketball and I'm notbaseball and I was varsity track as well. Do you feel like playing multiplesports helped you as an athlete? Absolutely, absolutely. There's, I Idon't know because there's movements that you do in football that uh that you have to kind of get out ofthe football mind frame to really understand the entire movement, likewhen you're going up for a football? You know, you have to understand how tolike, you know, like I'm like saying like basketball, you gotta go up for arebound, you have to understand how to move your body and block people out anduse your body to get in front of other players and and you and I used to playsoccer too. I was a goalie. So when I...

...would jump up and I would use my kneeto clear out, you know, I would do my nuclear out the people that were tryingto score goals on. So I would use the same thing in football. I would use myknees to get defensive backs away from me. I would use my elbows and arms, Ibox out, you know, all that stuff helps and the more of a fluid and completeathlete you are, the better you're going to be when it comes down to uhyou know, there's going to be a move that you're going to do, that, you'regonna be like, wow, I remember doing this in uh in basketball, that's howthat's how this move came about and you're constantly, you know, kind ofinventing your own game and that's you can't do that if you just play footballright? So you were prayed all american, you were U. S. A. Today, um all U. S. Ateam in high school. So you were mentioning before that you reallywanted to go to Notre dame. What was, how did you get to michigan then? Well,it was when I was coming out, I was a really highly rated guy. Um, I kind ofknew that the whole rating system was kind of B. S. You know, I just didn'treally believe in it. So I was like, look, you know, I was good in highschool does not mean I'm gonna be good in college. I thought I was going to begood, but I just, you know, I wanted to play the averages. So I wanted to go tothe best school that I possibly could go to With the best football programthat in a place that I would graduate because when I was growing, when I wascoming out, there was not a lot of black athletes that were actuallygraduating from college, a lot of them were going like the whole pack 10 wholepack 10 at the time. I mean are the only place where they graduatedathletes was stanford and the rest of them, they would give you a scholarshipand say, hey look, we know you're probably not going to graduate in fouryears. So we're going to let you come back afterwards and and finish and Iwas like, yeah, no, I don't know, that's not a good idea to me, there'snot a lot of guys would probably go back and finish. I mean to be no, nomore guys like chad johnson, right, they go two years of community college,you know, two years of school, then they go to Oregon state for five monthsand then they go to the NFL yeah, so I was like, I didn't want to be, I didn'twant to be a part of that, I wanted to go to a school that I could be proud of,I wanted to go to school that had like, you know, they took their footballprogram seriously, but most importantly, I wanted to go to the best academicschool that I could possibly go to. So I tried to go to uh you know, Ioriginally wanted to go to stanford, but for some reason they thought minethat I wasn't academically strong enough, which I couldn't figure out. SoI ended up going to michigan end up being a better place for me because youknow, if I, I grew up in the Bay Area, if I would have just stayed in the BayArea, I don't think I would have really grown as much as going from the BayArea in the west coast to the midwest to me that was like a real maturing,getting out of the nest and it was, it was seeing a different part of theworld dealing with a lot of different people that I ordinarily wouldn't havethat it really a culture, right? Oh, the culture shock was, I mean it was,it was amazing. west coast san Francisco, then you gotta, you gottamichigan that had like I went from Pittsburgh to Tulsa which wasn't a hugestretch because I grew up in the country, you know like that was likereal cowboys like boots and hats and then you know like cowboy bars, wedon't have any of that stuff in Pittsburgh Yeah, I mean how did youdeal with that? Like it was, it was very, it was like you read a lot ofbooks, you know, you hear a lot of stories, you watch the T. V. And allthis stuff and you're thinking oh that's fake and then you go to theseplaces and people actually think this way and you're like oh my god, this isthis is real life, people really think this way and it was it was crazy,especially going to michigan, it was,...

...you know, it was it was a very strangeplace because it was such a divided place, like there was the black playershere and the white players played over here and they just only would meet onthe field and it was just the weirdest thing to me, like it was so strange andI still to this day, i it was it was it was a very strange place atthe university of Michigan because you got Detroit, you know, which is,there's a lot of black players and you and you all the surrounding areas andthen you get like way out in Jackson michigan and they got players fromthere all the way from the west coast and you're just a west coast ofmichigan, I mean, yeah, the west coast of michigan and it's just thesecultures colliding and it was, it was very strange when I played for thelions, You know, you're in Detroit, you're playing in Detroit and then yougo to training camp way up north, I forget the school, it's a littlecollege and it's in the middle of nowhere, There's nothing out there.It's just a whole different field from Detroit, right? And you see all thesemovies, you hear all these things about Detroit, which I loved, it was awesome.And then you go up there and it was completely, you know, Pittsburgh andfill your a lot of like that. And then you got in the middle in pennsylvania,it's, it's completely different and that's pretty cool. So, so you're atmichigan and your first two years, you really, it's kind of like my first twoyears, you really don't do much. Uh, you know what I mean? And you had a fewcatches, you played a little bit, but then your third year, you really startto take off more and uh, you're probably feeling more comfortable, moreingrained, what was your third year, like where you said, OK, I feel prettygood about where I am. And and why do you think that you became so successfulin michigan? Well, I think early on um you remember when we were coming up,freshman didn't play like everybody red shirt and it was a big deal for me toeven like suit up as a freshman, like they were like, wow, he's suiting up,you know how you must be really good. And I started my first year, but theywere like, we're not gonna throw him the ball like, you know, no, he's gonnabe on the field, but he's not getting the ball. And then my second year wasmore of the same, like they were just kind of like, nah, you know, they theyreally were, it was more of a like seniors got, you know, got most of thelooks then juniors and then it kind of spilled down and they really had enoughtalent at michigan where they could do that, they could just be like, okay,this guy's it's his turn because he's a senior and he's been here for threeyears and then the next year it was this guy, so I just basically had towait my turn, which nowadays is unheard. Well that's what I was gonna ask you.So, you know, back in the day, we didn't hear players complaining thatI'm not playing and all this stuff right now with social media and takeall these things that we hear these guys like I'm trying to think who itwas, he was a rookie in the NFL he didn't get any playing time and he wascomplaining about it. I'm like, dude, what are you doing even in college inhere? That all the time, right, these kids go as freshmen, they're notplaying, I'm like, You're 18 plan against 23 year old man, you needprobably some time to grow, I mean, but for you, who did you have as a mentor?Somebody that you can lean on to say it's going to be okay, your time'scoming? Well it was normal like, so I didn't really need a mentor, likeeverybody was like, oh he's gonna be good and then that was it. Oh, he mightbe an all american one day. I'm like, well, you know, we got a game sunday,like, why not sunday. Right, So you had some pretty, yeah, there were somepretty good other receivers in your, in your room. Uh did you learn somethingfrom, like, what did they have that same experience? Yeah, most of them,did you know, like Derrick alexander was there when I was there and he was,he was great man. He was, he was, he really taught me how to like, because Iwas so into it, like, it was, you have to have a certain amount of relaxationto play well in sports, especially at a high level in college because there'sso much pressure on you to to perform...

...and he just took everything reallylight and easy and it was, I would look at him like, oh my God, you're not likecrying or like, you're not like getting upset because they're not putting youin the game. He's like, you know, I work out and then yeah, that's kind ofhim, right? Yeah, he's like it, but he was great though. Like, I needed thatat that time because I was like, I'm going to be this, I'm going to do it,you know? And then it was just kind of like take a step back, relax becauseyou need that on the field. Like, there's sometimes where the stress getsreally, really high and you need to be able to take a step back and be like,okay, let me tone it down and not make this situation bigger than it is andjust play the game and and revert back to your technique and not get too, youknow, don't let the outside stuff well, you're too involved. That had to behuge for you because if Derek would have been a guy like, yeah, you shouldbe playing, you know what I mean, saying, all these things to you, itcould have changed your experience there and and change your attitude withthe coaches, right? Because absolutely, you know, because if they see you as acomplainer and things, those reps go down, I would say, even in michigan,it's more so admission because there was a lot of guys that were good, like,there wasn't a lot of guys that were like, you know, exceptional but therewas a lot of guys that they were like okay let's just put him out here fortwo games and you know, we're running the ball anyway. Does not really matterthat much, you know? And that's where playing with these big games, we haveto throw the ball. So it was it was just a difference that we were sackedlike my freshman year, our entire starting offense played in the NFL likeeveryone our whole offensive line was that much touch on that steve Hatchersaid was he he was No, no, no he was after he was a man, he was after Ithought hutch was kind of around our age. No, it was like uh we had we had trees, l Jenkins, we had no I'm actually not all of them,Miller uh that we had a guard named Miller. He didn't make the NFL don'tthink of him out. He's gonna be pissed. No, but I mean him. Yeah, I hear youbut everybody that we have Tony Tony Magee derrick alexander. Yeah, we hadtodd Collins carry Collins. No that's not Kerry Collins todd Collins, ElvisGorbach um There was so many and then Mercury Hayes played in the NFL um Wellyou kind of let me let's go. I got a quick we're gonna put up a littletrivia question for our fans here, Gunner, can you put that up? All right,we're gonna do a little countdown. But um you know, the question for everyoneis go ahead and run and run it. Uh How many playoff tv you know, you gotta goback one gunner. Do we not have the quarterback questionin their gunner? I think you can find it. Let me see uh there we go. Allright, so anybody you can click on it if you're on here and you can click onan ant and figure that out. But you know, ah there we go. I think peopleheard it new. This is all new. How about this? We got a little trivia thatthe fans could come on and answer the question uh for the trivia question,but it's how how we do that. So, Todd Collins, I knew you were there withElvis Grbac. You also had brian greasy. Um you know, I think Greasy through along touchdown your senior year, He was only a freshman, right? He was afreshman. But we had a guy named Scott Dreisbach who started that year, brokehis thumb. He ended up going in the NFL to, he played for the Raiders for acouple of years. So every quarterback that ever threw me a passing in collegeall went to the NFL, every single one of them. It was crazy. It was thequarterback university. I mean, we had a lot of quarterbacks, lateralreceivers and I don't know what...

...happened to him now. I mean, it's sofirst year in michigan 92. So cam camera would have been the quarterbackcoach cam camera was my quarterback coach. So when I was getting recruitedto college, he was at Michigan and I thought I was going to go there andthey took Elvis Grbac instead of me and then I am going to Tulsa like thankscam. Then he became like a quarterback coach in Washington. Remember again,like, thanks a lot. I mean, I could have went to Michigan. I'm playing infront of 5000 and set up 100,000. I appreciate That. But hey, you rememberthat game that we had, we played you down in Washington in 1990 eight. Iremember all the games I just showed I had straight hand on and I showed himthe hit he had on me. Uh, and I peed blood for like four days. Really? Yes.And he's like, yeah, that was my favorite hit I ever had on aquarterback guys. I'm like, oh, come on my love. But you know, I mean, that'sjust part of it. We've had so many. Oh my, some of my favorite games werebetween us, you know? Yeah, that was the Washington Giants. I mean, that isbasically everybody in the NFC east. All those games are like, you feel likeyou're not just playing, you know, you're playing against all the ghosts.You know, it's like you're playing against the history of the whole NFLand plus the NFC east is such a, you know, an old um, what go over there,you gotta go, could you close the door, Feola thank you. Yeah, no, it's just,it's just like that like RFK to me is still my favorite place ever to play,right? Because what it felt like when you were in there, hey, we got aquestion from Ari here, she wants to know if you can see that. I'm onlymentioned that college athletes have stayed calm and relaxed. What aremethods that you guys used? I can't imagine the anxiety for me. Um, youknow, my dad was always in the back of my head saying, you know, get out there,do it, get up to all that, you know what I mean? So what was your, what didyou use, you talked a little bit about relaxation and what you do? So how didyou calm down and intense situations? Well, you gotta, like, sometimes youcan't think about how big the situation is. You've got to look at, you gottanarrow it down to like the moment right now, you're like, okay, I'm facing thisguy, this guy in front of me, nobody else, you know, I got to beat this guy,I got to do a remove that. I've done 100 times, you know, you know, you know,by myself and you know, walking down the street, I gotta run this route thisway. You can't worry about all the other stuff and you just got to be like,one thing that really gets you, gives gave me confidence was the amount oftime that put in, right? So, so it was like rote memory and I was like, youknow what, I don't, I'm not scared to fail. I'm not scared to fail in sports.I'm scared that I didn't try hard enough and I didn't put it all the timebecause then the what ifs come in? Oh yeah, the wettest are the worst. Yeah.So if I, if I go out there and we lose the game, but I know that I dideverything I could do and I did, you know that I could, hey, you're notgonna win every, you're not gonna win everything, but if I go into a game andwe lose because of something that I overlooked, I didn't see the blitzcoming. I let the quarterback get hit, he fumbled for a touchdown because Ididn't study my, you know, the defense, that's what gets you really upset begetting beat athletically. It's going to happen. It's hopefully isgoing to happen less than, you know, the longer. Well, it definitely duringmy career it happened less than then uh more or less times I got beatathletically than I got beaten mentally. Yeah. So who was the one guy that youLike, they always ask me who's the like player that you hated up going upagainst. And I always say, well I...

...played against all 11 guys. It wasn'tlike I was running a route but you ran routes like you had a study, you said,Okay we're playing the skins this week and I want to be covered by DarrellGreen All Day. Like who was the guy for you that said that gave you the mostlike I got to really prepare, I gotta get ready for this dude because he'sone of the greatest um champ bailey was a guy that I that I really just, youknow, I felt like I was up for the challenge. Like those I did well I didmy best against him but those, that was one of the guys that I felt like, youknow what if I'm not on my game I could get embarrassed. So champ bailey wasdefinitely one of them. There was a guy who played for the uh the cowboys andhe was like Mario Edwards. Yeah and for some reason like I'd watch him on film.The guy was slow. No disrespect, no disrespect, no disrespect. But like ifwe got into a foot race, I definitely could outrun them. But there wassomething about the way he played me and it brings me back to like and hewas always a struggle between me and him. Um he was my size but always wasquicker than guys who were my size so I always felt like I had advantage, butfor some reason he was, you know, he could slow me up and do some thingsthat would bother me. Uh that, that, that, that, that, that I remember, butit was, you know, every, you know, it's like in boxing, everybody has thesilver bullet right there. There's a, there's a silver bullet out there foreverybody and I'll never forget Mario Edwards because he was the guy that wasthe toughest for me and he was a guy that, you know, for the most part wasnot, you know, thought upon is one of the better corners in the league. Who,who did you always try to go against in practice? Did you guys had a heck of adefense, I would go against the Felipe Sparks was a guy I love to go against,we had will, will allen and Will Peterson, Those guys were really good.Jason. See Horn was a guy I love to go against uh because his pants werealways falling down, man. That guy, he was hilarious, he was hilarious. Theguy was the coolest. Like he was unflappable. Like, well being, we bedoing one on ones and somebody beat him and you go, that's not around and youjust walk back, like you catch the beat, you, they say, you know, you, you catchup all the defensive back and one on ones and they're supposed to run afteryou and catch it and if you do a double move on him, our line would get there,you know, and you just start walking back and you'd be running catching theball and it was hilarious, but he was he was one of the best athletic cornersbecause he was big fast. People people sleep on the his athletic ability. Thatguy was a great athlete. Of course, yeah, there's no doubt about it, youknow, and I mean, you guys are full of great athletes, you included in that.So, um you know, you had a lot of good experience in the playoffs and you know,uh we have another trivia question, gonna throw that up there uh in theplayoffs and I want to know uh ah yeah, hey, how come up with uslisteners? Manscaped. Well, they sent me uh they hooked me up with a bunch oftools and formulations for their package three point oh Kit. Uh so, youknow, I want to show you guys what's in the perfect package, right? We allthink we got a perfect package, but they sent me the perfect package, threepoint oh kid, I want to show you what they sent me. So it was crazy. It camein this great box, uh you know, uh and you can see what it says, they willthank you because they sent us this awesome trimmer, they sent us uh, youknow, stuff that makes you smell better and then, you know, they sent me thisgreat, uh, some boxers, you what you...

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...of the college route going the NFLroute because they figured that they've seen all these guys, They don't, theydidn't have enough players being prepared to, you know, cool. Like theRavens are like one of the only teams I watched that can run the ball, I couldlike old days, right? But still there are shotgun every play, right? So, andthen every college game is always shotgun, you know, and so that the NFLwent towards more of the college atmosphere, which is great because theywant to score more points than they want to, you know, get more receptionsand higher, you know, all those things that we talked about earlier and I justthink that, you know, when we played, we didn't, you know, it was aboutstaying in the pocket, it was about, you know, throwing the ball on time. Imean, I couldn't imagine as a, as a, as a receiver when your quarterbackscrambles every other play, how hard that is for you. Oh man. I rememberwatching film on mike Vick and I was like, wow, that he is unbelievable. Iwould not want to play for him. No way. There's no running, no, because yeah,you work on route running and its route running and timing and you know, youget, you come out of your break and you're looking for the ball now, you'recoming out of your break and you're seeing the quarterback running by you,you're like, great. But man, I mean, can I knew a little something out heretoo. You know what I mean? Like I want to participate, this is what I've beenpracticing all week and I've been working on these routes all year andyou know, working my techniques and all that stuff. I mean, you know, I thinkyou'd be very tough, but I think, uh, you know, I just don't know how you canbe a consistent wide receiver nowadays unless you're playing for a drop backpasser, like tom brady and the funny thing about is like, you look at tombrady, he's getting the ball up on time. You always look, I remember you can'tsit there and pack the ball. Like if I ever see a quarterback sitting therepassing the ball and like he doesn't know where he's going with the ball,you gotta know two steps ahead. I mean, you know, you got no two steps aheadand if you're sitting there with the ball, you know, getting like this, yeah,you're not you're not getting out like you got to know you got to know a yourwhole offense like every play where I'm going and then be that changes everytime the defense changes, right? One play could be like five different placebasically. It's going somewhere different. All these coaches want toput all these amazing things in right? Like they're they're designing allthese incredible things when in reality, look coach, if they, if they play fourdifferent coverages, if they play 08, cover three, Cover one and cover too,we can run the same play. It's going to somebody different every time, right?And I got man with you and I'm and you're supposed to run whatever and andit turns into a go route. Yeah, that's where I'm going. I mean it does, it'snot sometimes, I think the coaches want to make it way too hard. You know, I100% agree with you guys and a lot of it is because how do you get promotedto be a head coach in the NFL as an offensive coordinator? You don't getpromoted by giving the ball to Anthony the Henry. You don't do that. That'snot how you get like, you know, if you want to get promoted, not, you know,Big Henry from the type from the type. Derrick, Henry, Derrick, Henry. Yeah,sorry, you don't get, you don't get, you don't get you get promoted if youroffensive coordinator like the dude and um, like Mcbain throwing the ball allover the field and get these cute little plays and yeah, like that dudemore the more Kellen moore for the cowboys. Oh, he's going to get a headcoaching job. The play that he had where he had, um, you know, Zekerunning and you did a fake toss sweep. That was a great play. I love that play.Yeah, that was a great play. But you know what, like there's so much windowdressing on football nowadays. It's...

...hilarious. And these offensivecoordinators are taking the game away from the players and they're justmaking it like, oh well it's because of my genius play. I call the, you know,annexation of uh, Puerto rico, you know, those type of plays, you know, I mean,it's like The reason why all these players are in the NFL is because theycan play above the X0 if you can only play with the Xs and os, you're notgonna make the NFL. So I just, I just feel, I see the, the fact that all these guys just, youknow, it's very um, you know, everybody's really trying to elevatethemselves at the expense of everybody, you know? Yeah. Do you think that whenyou watch receivers, because obviously that's what you were, and I watchquarterbacks and if there's too much on their plate, you can almost see themthinking when they're running routes or trying to go through a read or whateverthey're doing, you know what I mean? Absolutely, they're just not playing.No, they're not playing. And what when I, when I talk about is, you know,everybody can go up on the board when they're sitting down, they have like alittle coffee in front of them maybe, and then they're in their meeting roomsand everything's warm and fuzzy and they'll get up there and I'll explainyou the whole offense, But now get him on a treadmill and have him run forlike do a couple of 400 on a treadmill and then test them. That's what it is.It's like, you're not in the state in the right frame of mind two to to think,like, I always tell people they're like, oh, how do they not know what they'redoing? I would say it's like taking a test in college, but now all of a sudden you're taking atest while you're running right, and you're taking a test while people aretrying to, you know, knock you all, you know, not the pencil out of your hand.And so it's, it's it's a much, you have to know it at such a deep, deeper levelthan just kind of, you know, it has to be more than just memory. It has to belike ingrained in you like reactions and that takes a lot a lot of time andit takes a lot of like effort and time and yeah, well I always say like, yousee quarterbacks go through seven on seven and they were like perfect andthen, you know, then they get in the game and you know, they can't doanything and it's like, it's not real. I mean, it is like to a point where youhave to learn the routes and learn your reads, but it's not the same as if aguy gets beat off the edge and you've got to step up and then get rid of theball and and do all these different things. It's definitely not the same.Yeah, Yeah. And and, and then, you know, so like if you look at football, it'snot super difficult, like there's there's very few things you can do,right? But the mental aspect of it, it's like, youknow, especially like the tough, I think that what people underestimate isthe toughness that you have to have to be a football player. Like, I don'tcare if they say they can't hit you in the head or whatever, you know, thatyou have to run across the middle and there's some dudes twice your size thatare just, I don't care how they take you down, I don't care if they take youdown from your, your waist or whatever it's going to hurt. It always hurts,you know that in the morning Yeah, there's definitely ones that are worsethan others. Exactly. Hey, looks like we got a question for you from jake,jake wants to know what QB would you want to play for? That tosses the pillaround now? I mean, I'm telling that kid out of uh uh with the Chargers, l Aman, I watched him and I'm just like, oh my God, because you know, I was atthe combines with them because I was with them with um Alan, um or Allen's another guy, likethere's so many guys right now, the quarterback talent in the NFL now is,it's at this one of these all time levels. Like they got great, greatquarterbacks, young, great quarterback. So if you want a super bowl in 2007, Ithink it was what your 13th year. 12 year, 12th year that, that had to beamazed because you played for what?...

But in the midwest again anyway, notafter I uh I pulled my hamstring in training camp and I was like, I was 35and I pulled a hamstring in training camp and I'm like, you know what? Thisprobably, I mean, I felt like I proved what I needed to prove to myself that Icould still play, I'll never forget when I was 38 and with the Vikings andlike the other two quarterbacks are both like 23 and I'm running sprintswith them And I've been, you know, got the shit kicked out of me for 15 years.It's like you want me to run the same as them? Gus how did you deal with?Like You're 38, right, Right? You say you're 38? Uh yeah, my last year, yeah,you're going in the locker room, right? They're listening to all kinds of crazymusic. They're talking about all kinds of weird jokes, but it was like, whatis going on here? It was a culture shock. Well when you're 38 you're theoldest guy in the locker room, you get to play the music you want in thelocker room in the weight room and it took me 15 years to get there, right?So I go in the weight room and everybody would be listening towhatever they wanted. I'd walk in and I have my little red ipod and I put allmy favorite music on like foo fighters and all these other guys, right? Ilisten to all kind of music, had a good mix in there guys as soon as I walk in,they'd all be like, they're like, I lifted at different times all the time,so they never knew when I was coming in, just so I could do that to them. Sothey could, you know, it was just the best to see them like, Oh, I got a liftof this stuff and I'm like, yes, yes, you do. I finally, after 15 years getto play what I want to play. But you know what it is? I think, I think mykids kind of being a little older and you know, they weren't that, I meanthey're in there kind of mid twenties now, but then it kept me young kind ofmentally and understanding what culture was going on. And so I could relate toa lot of people now. They always called me the old guy. You start getting grayhair, you're gonna, you're gonna be the old guy in the locker room. That's justhow it was. Their gunner was, look, my son calls me a geyser, so thanks,thanks a lot. Uh, so now, so you've, you've had this great career, uh youtransition, you leave the NFL you retire. It's always a hard transitionand I saw you ran, you ran a marathon. What was that? Like? You really want toalways run a marathon? No, like I was doing nothing. Like I was just gettingor sitting around getting fat and I was trying to figure out what I wanted todo with my life and um you know, it's funny because everybody's like, ohyou're gonna go broke and all this stuff, and I'm like, I wasn't worriedabout going broke, I was worried about what I was like, what's gonna be mynext game day, Like, I wanted another game day, I wanted another opportunityto like do something, right? So I had an opportunity to do something withTimex came around and they're like, look, we want to get a guy to run themarathon, and I'm like boom, sign me up, I'm doing it, you know? So I trainedfor it for 66 months, it was great, like it got me back into out of thehouse, I lost a lot of weight, it was just, it was just fun, it was fun like,to train again and this time to train more for enjoyment than trained forlike, oh man, Ray Lewis is coming after me, I gotta get ready, or you know, I'mdealing with Darryl, Darrelle Revis, he's coming after me, I got it was justkind of like I did it for enjoyment and then it kind of sparked the um it's uhsparked the fitness aspect of my life that Yeah, that's good. Did it did itgive you like, hey, there's life after football kind of feeling too Yeah, likeI was kind of lost there for like, a year, just kind of sat around waitingbecause I thought I might get picked up. Um and You know, my my to do my 14thyear, and I was just kind of like, at...

...the end, I'm like you know, you've been doing footballand sports your entire life, man, It's time to grow up. You know, what was thehardest mile? Like, what mile? Where you were like, oh man, 21? I was oneyeah, I was like, Wow, this is this is this is real. And uh I was I was on aclip, I was gonna, I wanted to go under in the threes, like, I want to go underfour hours in the threes and jeez, I got, what's that average a mile? I think it was like seven something, maybe eight. Yeah. And yeah, eight something. That'spretty amazing. That's that was, But I ended up doing it in for four hours and13 minutes, which was like a 9 30 which was not what I wanted to do. But youknow, like I said, I'm not, a lot of people can say, like, after your career,and all the bumps and bruises you had and everything you ran a marathon.That's pretty amazing. You were like, you were like, one of these linemanthat are like £350, and then you have to go out and lose weight. So you runmarathons. Yeah, well, I was, I didn't get 300, No, I'm just saying like, yeah,I always leave, like all the lineman always leave the NFL then they all getsuper skinny like by running. It's amazing man. There's a guy on our team,Chris Need, he was £300 guard right now. He's like a 200 Maybe £20, £15 Lean. Like he looks likehe was a wide receiver and I looked like I was probably maybe a linebacker.Matt burke was the same way, right matt and I played together a bunch and, andyou know, he was £315. We played now. He's like to 10. I'm like, dude, what,what are you doing? Yeah. I always say go ahead. I was just like, don't youwant to like eat? He goes, I ain't enough for so many people, I don't wantto eat anymore. You know, it's funny because like a lot of these guys had tolike, remember those guys are a team that had to wake up at night and eatjust to keep the weight on, wake up night slam, like a protein shake and goback to sleep. So maybe it's a little easier for them because they had to tryand most of them have to try to keep their weight up. Yeah, Yeah, no, that'strue. So what are you doing today? So tell me a little bit about what you'redoing today in your life. Well I'm trying to do and start a whole bunch ofbusinesses. I I've been an investor in cannabis business for a while. UmThat's something that I really enjoy doing. It's fun. It's like one of theseuh growth industries that are just kind of coming around and everything'sstarting to come around with that. So I'm really excited about that. Um areyou growing side of that or which part did you like? Uh because their scores,there's the growing, there's the where they grow all the facilities. I have aI have a couple of licenses that I've that I've invested in um one licensesin um in las Vegas and other licenses in South Jersey. And then there'sanother part of something I've gotten into in colorado. So and so, and theyshould go back home. That's huge. Yeah, but see the thing about California islike, you can't come to California half Stefan, you know what I mean? Like, soI want to, when I come back to California to try and get into cannabisgame, I better be come correct or they'll, you know, they'll boot you outreal quick in California and they're not playing where else has really grownas huge as Canada. Oh yeah. Canada is big, you know, there's another, there'sother places abroad that that have some opportunities that I might try and goand you know, in in europe some places, but uh yeah, it's just fun. It's reallyfun, like I could have done real estate and just been, you know, you know,landlord and all this stuff, but it just at the end of the day, you want toenjoy things right? And I want to enjoy this business and I just like being apart of the, the ground, you know, the ground floor of this thing. Yeah, youseem to have like a big entrepreneurial...

...spirit, like you like to start thingsup and get moving. Tell me about your company's ceo Yeah. Ceo is a, is acompany that we want to, it's a, it's a non for profit that, you know, we wantto, me and my business partner todd johnson, we want to really get, um,some uh, really helped some underserved communities with community exposure toopportunity. We want to give opportunity stem programs and we wantto start some things like that in uh, in local New Jersey area and some ofthese underserved communities and you know, it's, it's a, it's a dream rightnow. And you know, we got the five oh one c, we got everything, we had a golfevent that we were part of recently and now we're just trying to uh, you know,to, to get the business that we're going in terms of, um, you know, tryingto, you know, cannabis business, we're trying to get that up and running sothat we can fund fund this and and really try and make exercise differenceuh in in in some underserved communities that have you know don'thave don't have um uh the exposure to what most kids thatgrew up in the suburb areas just that they are exposed to successful people.They're exposed to people that aren't just entertainers and athletes. They'reexposed to all different walks of life because there's so much around thisarea in terms in the new york city metropolitan area that you know there'sso many ways to be successful and I just wanted to make sure that peopleunderstand that there's a lot of opportunity out here. Yeah like when Italked to Santana Moss uh I don't know maybe a year ago I did his he had apodcast in D. C. And he was talking about when he grew up in Miami he saidthey only told me one thing ever because he grew up he said I grew up inthe hood, they only told me one thing ever was that I had to play football toget out of here. And he said now I realized that there's so much else likeI could have been a coach, I could have been a marketing person. There'sthere's all these other things like they never told me this stuff and so Ijust focused on that one thing and I said and I think that's great whatyou're doing because kids need to understand that there's like you saidthere's opportunities everywhere everywhere. I mean you can look at, youlook at it, go in your house, Yeah, you know food, you could be in food, youcould be in um you know techno electronic e Yeah, there's so manythings that are, you know, they're just in my neighborhood. We have a guy whoowns a whole bunch of Popeye's chickens, we have a guy who works for Sony, wehave another guy who starts his own bit like it's just this area that I live in,there's so many people doing so many different things and everybody comestogether and um I just, I just love the energy out here and that's why I stayedin new york and I didn't leave and go back to California because everybody isreally into furthering themselves and and and starting businesses. I'llconnect you with my really good friend Justin Agrio, he has a penn Statereadiness Institute and I know that's a rival for you in the Big 10 school, buthe works with them, he didn't go to Penn State, but he works with them umand he is actually working with like Mark Cuban and a bunch of people and heteaches kids from underserved areas like you actually brings them in andget them ready for life besides what they teach you in high school and hedoes a great job. So I'll connect you guys through email because I think thatit was somebody you love to, he was raised a bunch of money, he knows howto do it. If you know that's great. That's great. We can use all that. Yeah,that would be great. Hey, I know you spent some time with me today here onhow to up with Gus and I appreciate uh you coming in and and trying out thisnew platform. Super. You know, this is just not your normal podcast. We get tobring our fans on and everybody to partner. I don't know if anybody's outthere that wants to come on live, that I could just actually show you like ameet and greet before you go. Um if somebody looks like people on here,Yeah, if somebody wants to come claim a spot and I want to and you want to comeon and say hi to Amani, uh feel free to turn your camera on so we can at leastsee how it goes. Um...

I don't know who anybody want to do it,come on up and uh show your face. But it's really cool because we actuallyhere, I'll show you this Toumani, we can actually bring a fan on and take aselfie. I don't want to come. We could take a selfie. So it's really cool whatthey're doing. Uh this is a great platform, super is doing a really goodjob and uh here I'll just take one and what it does, it goes right back totheir thing and then, and then you have a picture of us, not that anybody wantsa picture of me, but I know they want to picture, but hey, I appreciate youcoming on. Um and sharing your story, sharing a lot of good stories about theNFL and uh you know, just seem to have a great personality, a greatentrepreneurial spirit and you know, I know, I think my, my nephews on hereand I think he loves the cannabis conversation. No, it's it's it's somuch fun, it's so much fun. I just, you know, it really teaches you a lot aboutbusiness. I wish I went to business school because you know, I'm learning alot of stuff to the road that I probably did, I probably should have,you know, learned any other way, but it's just fun. I see you going toHarvard business school and getting your MBA in the future so you can doall this like you have the time, one thing, one last thing before you go, ifyou don't mind me, one more question, your uncle is George Wallace Yeah,comedian Yeah. My family, it's like, it's the weirdest thing, like I have somany successful people in my family, it's not like I have a cousin thatflies F-16 jets, like I didn't even, you know, like it's one of these thingswhere our family is so scattered that it's hard to like kind of get everybodytogether, but once you get everybody together, you start seeing like all thesuccess stories. My mother moved out to san Francisco because she wasprogramming missiles for Loki. So it's like we have, man, you know this, didyour dad cry just a little bit when you went to michigan? I don't know. Like Idon't think he had much. I don't think he had a good time in Ohio State. Idon't know. I know he went to Ohio State. I didn't know if like he waslike, man, he probably like, yeah, you probably should go that team up north.Yeah. No, he doesn't really talk about it, but he never, he never really spokeabout it at all. But you know, he, I think he just wanted me to go tocollege for free basically. I hear all our dads did, they were really happywith that. But hey man, I I appreciate you joining me. Uh, it was greatgetting to meet you finally. I know we played against each other, seeing eachother on the field. Yeah, I appreciate you coming on and you know, tell yourdaughter we said hi, you should have just brought her on camera. I shouldhave. But you know what? She she was coming over because she's done thatbefore. Like she knows she was like, she was trying to get in and I was like,you know what? This is the first time I'm on here, let me just, you know,that's all right, then we'll do it again. But hopefully you and I canstart something great uh in the future, we'll see. Absolutely, man. Absolutely.I think it would be wonderful. Alright. Alright. Thanks for joining me on.Huddle up with Gus. Have a great night, my man. Hey, thanks a lot guys. Allright. See you see you later. That's a wrap sports fan. Thanks forjoining in the fun at the 16 31 digital studios for another to huddle up withGus featuring 15 year NFL quarterback. Gus Ferrand, Huddle Up with Gus isproudly produced by 16 31 Digital media and is available on apple music.

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