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Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes on finding competition in education, and athletes taking over the media space
03-04-2024
Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes on finding competition in education, and athletes taking over the media space
On the latest NFL Players: Second Acts podcast, we have a dynamic four-piece conversation when NFL legends Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes join hosts Peanut Tillman and Roman Harper. Takeo and Tutan are also in the podcast game with their “Behind the Mask” podcast, and the guys all share how they’ve found a passion for the space, and how it’s been a vehicle to display the human side of your favorite athletes. Takeo, Tutan and Peanut (sorry Roman) also discuss how the competitive drive that led them to become great NFL players also fueled their desire to earn master’s degrees in education. Takeo shares an example of the brotherhood amongst players which may have saved Tutan’s life. All that, and more, in a conversation you won’t want to miss. Audio timestamps: 1:13 - Takeo Spikes and Tutan Reyes are introduced1:38 - The history behind Tutan name 2:38 - Tutan and Takeo discuss their Behind the Mask podcast8:08 - The guys talk about interviewing Lawrence Taylor9:36 - The guys talk about linebackers vs. other positions11:05 - Takeo explains why he wanted to develop a big neck13:19 - Takeo and Tutan talk about getting their Masters degrees 19:14 - Takeo talks about working for the SEC network20:38 - Roman asks Takeo about the difference between live and recorded TV23:38 - Peanut asks the guys about podcasting vs. working in TV27:31 - Tutan shares how Takeo helped him get tested for lymphoma 30:06 - Roman asks Takeo and Tutan what’s next for them34:07 - Takeo and Tutan share their personal Mount Rushmore  The NFL Players: Second Acts podcast is a production of the NFL in partnership with iHeart Radio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andrew Hawkins/Troy Jones on the future of VR gaming, Chris Johnson: Coffee Maven
28-02-2024
Andrew Hawkins/Troy Jones on the future of VR gaming, Chris Johnson: Coffee Maven
On the latest NFL Players: Second Acts podcast, Peanut and Roman welcome special guests Andrew Hawkins and Troy Jones, and Chris “CJ2K” Johnson. The start out talking with Andrew and Troy about their flourishing sports technology and gaming company “Status Pro.” As co-owners they discuss their latest success and how they secured $20 million in funding for their quest to be the go-to place for first-person virtual sports gaming. And Peanut shares his experience playing their football game. The guys also share how the future of “Status Pro” could include other games. Later, the guys sit down with former running back Chris Johnson. He shares stories of the signature game from his 2,000-yard rushing season, and whether he can still run a 4.24 40-yard dash. Chris also gets into his ventures after football, which is highlighted by his coffee business “Just Love.”   Time codes: 1:07 - Troy Jones and Andrew Hawkins are introduced 3:19 - Troy and Andrew discuss what’s next for “Status Pro” 9:48 - Troy discusses his film and TV projects 11:22 - Troy and Andrew discuss the future of virtual reality 16:13 - End of interview with Troy Jones and Andrew Hawkins 17:10 - Chris Johnson is introduced 18:04 - Chris explains how running a 4.24 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine changed his draft prospects 19:24 - Peanut and Chris talk about Peanut’s record setting game against the Titans 21:19 - Chris talks about the highlight of his 2,000-yard rushing season 24:05 - Chris shares the list of current players he believes could rush for 2,000 yards 27:12 - Chris explains how he started investing in coffee shops 30:41 - Chris shares the challenges of running a coffee shop 32:12 - Chris shares his welcome to the NFL moment 33:33 - Roman asks Chris how fast he could run a 40-yard dash today 34:59 - Chris talks about the Smash and Dash podcast he co-hosts with LenDale White 36:41 - Chris shares his personal Mount Rushmore 39:44 - End of Chris Johnson interview The NFL Players: Second Acts podcast is a production of the NFL in partnership with iHeart Radio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.