Join me as I interview Pulitzer Prize winning author Gilbert M. Gaul about college football. The amount of money being generated by this sport will blow your mind, and where the money goes may or may not make you want to scream!
“A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become ‘a giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.’”—Mark Kram, The New York Times
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities.
Before & After
I was in the best shape of my adult life almost 2 years ago. I was back down under 180 lbs, running almost 50 miles a week, and had even run a half-marathon right around 7:30 per mile pace.
And while my lovely wife thought I was getting too thin she supported me as I began to dream (once again) about qualifying for the Boston Marathon. I was basically a vegetarian, and honestly felt amazing. So what happened?
Gaining weight and becoming unhealthy doesn’t happen overnight although it sure as hell feels that way. Right? Losing weight is like watching paint dry, and gaining it back seems to happen in a day. But for me it started with allowing bad habits to creep back into my life…to name just a few:
- Light Beer in moderation vs. an IPA like they are getting ready to reenact prohibition
- Salad with with light dressing & salmon vs Sandwich with cheese and mayo
- Gluten Free Organic Quinoa Pasta vs Pizza or Regular Pasta
- Eating at Home vs. Restaurants
- Skipping Chips & Salsa vs. “Could you bring a block of cheese and bucket of chips?”
Now, let me say before I go on…please don’t send me diet recommendations. I do appreciate your concerns, but I’m almost 50 years-old and this isn’t my first fat-ass rodeo. I know how to lose weight and eat right…I’ve just chosen not to do so. I know there are a million great options to choose from out there.
Another thing that really helped me go from lean and mean to rollie and pollie were injuries. If I had to take a few days off from running it devastated me. I should have learned from the injuries, and started cross training. There are apparently these things out there called bicycles…I’m looking into it. Overtime I just gave up. I’ve never done that before…I seriously gave up and went months without exercising or eating right! And this week while standing on the scales I saw a number that I’ve never seen before. I even turned around to see if one of my kids had joined me on the blasted thing!
So I share this in hopes it will help me feel accountable to change. I’ve at least started to exercise again, and my next step is ditching the bad habits I’ve allowed to creep back into my life. Wish me luck, and remember…I only need your support not your diet tips.
To be continued.
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Posted in Craft Beer, Micro Brewing, Midlife, The Next Half Podcast
Tagged beer, craft beer, fitz in the morning, how to open a brewery, opening a business, the dirty bucket brewery, tony russell, woodinville
Many of us have been through a divorce, and know that they are never easy. Today I spoke with high-powered divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman in New York City. I asked her the questions I felt like some of you may ask if given the opportunity, and some of her answers will surprise you. And yes, I couldn’t help, but ask about Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert.
Posted in Divorce, Midlife, relationships, Ten Minutes with Tony, The Next Half Podcast
Tagged Blake Shelton, Children in Divorce, Custody, divorce, Jacqueline Newman, Miranda Lambert, What not to do when getting divorced
This is an interview I did with financial planner Brad Berger on my Sunday morning show. He says, “We tend to congregate with like-minded people, want to be accepted by them and try to impress them. The Jonses! Keeping up with the Joneses has become a way of life that has devastated more families and shattered the American dream. Do you really want HUGE debt, few assets and no life? Read Brad Berger’s new book, Stop Trying to Keep Up with the Joneses: They’re Broke Anyway.”
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Tagged brad berger, finances, fitz in the morning, seattle, stop keeping up with the joneses, tacoma, tony russell