On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Broncos, Giants & Falcons Head Coach Dan Reeves, former Patriots RB Tony Collins, former Steelers & Jaguars DB Ainsley Battles, former Bucs WR Reidel Anthony, former Steelers Guard John Malecki and Jeff Pearlman writer for Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CNN and several other sites. Jeff is also the author of many books including, "The Bad Guys Won" about the 1986 Mets, "Boys will be Boys" about the 1990 Dallas Cowboys, "Showtime" about the 1980s Lakers, and "Gunslinger" about Brett Favre due out in October.
Dan Reeves - We talked with Dan Reeves about his alma mater the University of South Carolina, about his playing days with the Dallas Cowboys, his thoughts on what the Falcons need to do next season to compete with the Panthers in the NFC South and much more.
Tony Collins - This week we talke with Tony about how much of a distraction is it to go into training camp with a veteran QB looking over his shoulder at a new first round draft QB in camp.
Ainsley Battles - We talked to Ainsley about being an undrafted free and what he did to make it onto the Steelers roster. Plus we'll hear what it was like playing in the last game in Three Rivers Stadium and if the Jaguars coaching staff pumped him for information about the Steelers defensive schemes after they signed him.
Reidel Anthony - We talked to Reidel about his time playing for Steve Spurrier at the University of Florida, the big day he had against the Jaguars in 1998 when he had 2 catches for 126 yards and 2 TDs and what it was like playing for Tony Dungy.
John Malecki - John was recently featured in a Titleist advertisement during the US Open at Oakmont. We'll hear about how that came about plus his memories from from being in training camp with the Steelers.
Jeff Pearlman - We talked with Jeff about his book, "The Bad Guys Won, A Season of Brawling, Boozing, Bimbo Chasing, and Championship Baseball With Doc, Straw, Mookie, Nails, The Kid, and the Rest of the 1986 Mets the Rowdiest Team Ever to Put on a New York Uniform - and Maybe the Best."