I start every show by saying, “Good evening boys and girls!” And tonight, it was a very good evening!
Tonight had everything, drama (the Final Four), tragedy (Gators lost, not really tragedy), laughter (lots of laughs), compelling human stories (you will be inspired by my friend Tony Harvey, yes Tony to me), outraged (Marlins talk) and excited (Strikers season starts April 12. You can hear every home game live here on SoFloRadio.com. Shameless plug) and more!
Kicked off the show with a great breakdown of the Florida Gators loss to the eventual national champion UConn Huskies with Kyle Logan of ESPN 850 in Gainesville. Kyle had great insight into both semifinal games and previewed the finals between Kentucky and Connecticut.
I welcomed in an old friend to the Caddyshack, Antonio Harvey. Tony as I have always called him, was probably the most candid guest I have ever had on the show. Humble and very self-reflective, Harvey discussed his life and his career. Brutally honest about his journey to where he is now, the radio color man for the Portland Trailblazers. Tony blazed his trail and sometimes left scorched earth behind him. His story is inspiring and there are lessons to be learned. Oh, and we also talked about the upcoming NBA playoffs. For the record, he has the Spurs upending the Heat.
Talking baseball is always fun and for that Andrew Vigliotti of Outside Pitch Sports came on the program. Andrew and his partner Vincent Lombardi, Jr. (great name for a baseball guy eh?) know their hardball and we had a spirited conversation about the Marlins, Bud Selig and Miguel Cabrera.
Rounding out the evening, I jumped onto the soccer pitch with Fort Lauderdale Strikers Managing Director Tim Robbie. Tim is the son of former Miami Dolphins owner Joe Robbie and former Strikers owner Elizabeth Robbie. As the Strikers get ready to start their 2014 NASL season, Tim outlined is team, his franchise, the state of soccer in the US and in South Florida. We also reminisced about the original 1977-1983 Strikers as well. Robbie is also optimistic about the Strikers future at Lockhart stadium and we discuss the opportunities of a renovated home for his club. We also discussed the MLS and how Beckham’s team could impact the South Florida soccer scene.