On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: NFL stats guru and TNT Hall of Famer Russell Baxter, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, BC Lions WR and Canada's Smartest Person Marco Iannuzzi former Patriots, Packers & Cowboys WR Terry Glenn and former Notre Dame and Tampa Bay Bucs President Gay Culverhouse.
Russell Baxter - Russell shared his insights and thoughts on what's happened so far in free agency, particularly with the Patriots, Ravens, Broncos, Falcons, Bucs and Saints.
Tony Collins - Tony share his thoughts on what the Patriots have done so far in the off season plus the fans and local media spouting that the Patriots will go undefeated next season and win the Super Bowl.
Marco Iannuzzi - We talked with Marco about what it's like carrying the title of Canada's Smartest Person plus all the philanthropic work he does for so many charities up in Canada. He also talked about representing himself in his recent contrat negotiations with the BC Lions and what they need to do next season to take the next step and play for the Grey Cup.
Terry Glenn - Terry shared some very personal thoughts about why he's so passionate about helping foster kids with his Foundation 83kids.com. Terry was a kid who bounced around from foster home to foster home, never knowing his parents. He talked about feeling wanted for the first time in his life when the Patriots picked him with the 7th overall selection in the first round in 1996. He sshared his memories and thoughts about playing in New England, Green Bay and Dallas. He also talked about how today's WRs should have astericks by their yardage totals because the game is so much easier now for WRs.
Gay Culverhouse - Gay told the story about how the NFL cheated her father, Hugh Culverhouse, out of being able to buy the Rams and how years later when the league added expansion teams in Seattle and Tampa Bay he was first given the right to buy the Seahawks but a short time later the buyer for the Bucs fell through so he ended up buying that franchise instead. He bought the Bucs for $16M and later sold it for $300M. Gay also talked about testifying against the NFL before Congress about concussion and the rampant use of pain killers by sideline doctors. She's now advocating for the NFL Alumni players to get all the benefits the NFL owes them plus get the players registered for their concussion lawsuit benefits.