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This week we put our Spotlight on the Positive on Eagles DE Chris Long and Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan. Hear about the great things they're doing in their communities with their Foundations.

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Rugby star Gift Egbelu schools us on the sport, how the Seattle Seahawks improved their tackling skills by learning from rugby players, and how the NFL can improve player safety by checking out rugby.

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Jen Welter shared her journey from being an All-Star LB with the Dallas Diamonds of the Women's Football Alliance to being the first female to play men's professional football with the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League to becoming the first female coach in the NFL ith the Arizona Cardinals. We also talked about what life is like for her now that she's in the limelight and the impact of her words and actions can have a huge impact on women positively or negatively.

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Former Steelers Pro Bowl LB Greg Lloyd talked about a lack of leadership and identity on the Steelers right now. He talked about how he trained, what he did that you didn't see him do and the attitude it took if you wanted to play on defense with him.

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Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joins us for our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 6 in the NFL.

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Tim Worley shares his excitement about the University of Georgia's season and the meanness he sees in their defense; something he says has been missing for the last several years. His wife Dee is a former National Champion Gymnast at Alabama. Tim shares what the Worley household could be like if those teams meet in the SEC Championship Game. We also discussed what's going on with the Steelers, in particular Ben Roethlisberger. Tim also shared his mission to take the lessons he learned from his downfall, share that message and be a positive leader of men going forward. Check out what he and Dee are doing online at www.worleyglobalbiz.com.

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Our guests this week on Thursday Night Tailgate are: former Steelers & Bears RB Tim Worley, former Steelers Pro Bowl LB Greg Lloyd, the first female Coach in the NFL Jen Wleter and rugby star Gift Egbelu. PLus, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joins us for our 5 Star Pick of the Week for Week 6 in the NFL.

Tim Worley - Tim shares his excitement about the University of Georgia's season and the meanness he sees in their defense; something he says has been missing for the last several years. His wife Dee is a former National Champion Gymnast at Alabama. Tim shares what the Worley household could be like if those teams meet in the SEC Championship Game. We also discussed what's going on with the Steelers, in particular Ben Roethlisberger. Tim also shared his mission to take the lessons he learned from his downfall, share that message and be a positive leader of men going forward. Check out what he and Dee are doing online at www.worleyglobalbiz.com.

Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joins us for our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 6 in the NFL.

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This week's Spotlight on the Positive is on Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson for donating his first game check to 3 ladies who work in the cafeteria. He wanted to help their families get back on the feet following the damage Hurricane Harvey did to their homes. We also spotlighted the Cleveland Browns organization for what they are doing during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Mike talked about the work he's doing with a company creating a device to help immediately diagnose the severity of a concussion. We also talked about his decision to play his college ball at Baylor and he told the story of how they were the only Division 1 college to offer him a scholarship to play LB. He talked about what it was like the very first time Mike Ditka met with the team after he took over as Head Coach, what it was like playing with Walter Payton, Walter asking him to come read the Bible to him every day after Walter was diagnosed with Cancer, and how losing the NFC Championship game in 1984 fueled them to be even better in 1985.

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Vencie gave us his perspective on what's going on with the National Athem protests and politics getting into football. As a former Charger and a guy who still resides in San Diego, he shared what it's like for San Diego fans going through their first season without football since 1961.

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Mark talked about his upcoming trip to Cuba where he'll be taking some guys from the Independent League down to play in a tournament against players from the Cuban League. We also shared memories of playing in the American League Championship series against the Yankees in 1976 & '77, plus facing the '79 Pirates and '80 Phillies when he was with St. Louis.

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We went through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 5 in the NFL Season with former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins. We also got Tony's thoughts on the Patriots (2-2) start.

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Ken shared his thoughts on his alma mater, the University of Arkansas and their games coming up against South Carolina, Alabama and Auburn. He also gave us his thoughts on two of his former teams, the Seahawks and Cowboys and who he'll be rooting for when they play each other on Christmas Eve. We also looked back at his playing days and his 2 interception day against Eli Manning and the Giants.

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On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate we go around the NFL plus we talked post season baseball with former Seahawks & Cowboys DB Ken Hamlin, former Royals & Cardinals Closer Mark Littell, former Chargers, Vikings & Giants DB Vencie Glenn, and Bears Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary. Plus, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joined us to go through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 5 in the NFL.

Ken Hamlin - Ken shared his thoughts on his alma mater, the University of Arkansas and their games coming up against South Carolina, Alabama and Auburn. He also gave us his thoughts on two of his former teams, the Seahawks and Cowboys and who he'll be rooting for when they play each other on Christmas Eve. We also looked back at his playing days and his 2 interception day against Eli Manning and the Giants.

Tony Collins - We went through our 5 Star Picks of the Week with Tony and got his thoughts on his former team, the New England Patriots, and their (2-2) start.

Mark Littell - Mark talked about his upcoming trip to Cuba where he'll be taking some guys from the Independent League down to play in a tournament against players from the Cuban League. We also shared memories of playing in the American League Championship series against the Yankees in 1976 & '77, plus facing the '79 Pirates and '80 Phillies when he was with St. Louis.

Vencie Glenn - Vencie gave us his perspective on what's going on with the National Athem protests and politics getting into football. As a former Charger and a guy who still resides in San Diego, he shared what it's like for San Diego fans going through their first season without football since 1961.

Mike Singletary - Mike talked about the work he's doing with a company creating a device to help immediately diagnose the severity of a concussion. He told us that Baylor was the only Division 1 college to offer him a scholarship to play LB. He shared the story about what it was like the very first time Mike Ditka met with the team after he took over as Head Coach, what it was like playing with Walter Payton, Walter asking him to come read the Bible to him every day after Walter was diagnosed with Cancer, and how losing the NFC Championship game in 1984 fueled them to be even better in 1985.

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Former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins joined us to go through our 5 Star Picks of the Week for Week 4 in the NFL.

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Hear about the great work Lions Safety Don Carey is doing donating books and supporting literacy programs in Detroit schools plus a group of Steelers rookies T.J. Watt, James Conor, Ju Ju Smith-Schuster, Brian Allen & Josh Dobb visiting the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, playing with the kids and giving them a day they'll always remember.

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Greg recently spent time conducting a kicking camp at the University of Alabama with Nick Saban who was a defensive coach when Greg was playing for Michigan State. He shared stories about his relationship with Saban then and now. He also talked about playing for George Perles at Michigan State, what it was like being drafted in the 3rd round and why as a Punter he never considered himself an actual football player. 

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Chad talked about his upcoming induction into the University of Colorado Athletics Hall of Fame. He shared his thoughts on Colorado's chances this year in the PAC-12 South. Chad also talked about his time playing for the Steelers and what he learned from Kevin Greene, plus he shared the infamous sushi story when he was in the process of signing his free agent deal with Seattle.

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Vern has set the record twice for reaching the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the 7 continents, He achieved the current record at age 57. He has climbed each of those peaks at least 10 times, including Mount Everest, Kimimanjaro and Denali. Mount Denali is in his adopted home state of Alaska and he's climbed that now 57 times. Vern shared stories from his climb up Mount Everest and what it's like dealing with the lack of oxygen as you as you make your way to the peak. He also talked about why he climbs with an aluminum ladder strapped to his waist and what it's like climbing through the clouds.

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Gus came back and shared more stories from his playing career. He talked about the speed of the game and when it slowed down for him. He also talked about playing against Deion Sanders and what he did that frustrated Deion. He also talked about the 3 attempts he made to try to get Pittsburgh to sign him plus and his insights on the Redskins season. Gus is now the Vice President of Brain Initiatives for a company called RC21X. They've developed a brain game to help measure and improve memory and brain function. You can check it out online at www.mybrain365.com.

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