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Francis Ngannou: From Poverty & Homelessness to the Most Intimidating Fighter in the UFC

Seven years ago, Francis Ngannou was homeless and didn’t know what MMA was. Today, he’s one of the most intimidating fighters in the UFC.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

How Danny Trejo Escaped the Death Penalty and Fought His Way to Hollywood

Growing up, Danny Trejo looked up to his uncle Gilbert. As his dad’s youngest brother, Gilbert was like an older brother to Danny. “He was only like 6 years older…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Selling Everything & Moving to Hollywood with Kevin Caliber

Kevin Caliber is a Hollywood actor, filmmaker, and fitness model. A Marine veteran, Kevin is known for his work on the Hulu series Future Man as well as Supergirl and…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Tom Cruise Overcame Dyslexia on the Road to Stardom

Tom Cruise rarely speaks about his battle with dyslexia.  Or his unstable home life.  As a world-famous actor, one might assume he was always destined for greatness. But, as you’ll…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 17, 2020

Jim Morris Picks Up Where “The Rookie” Left Off

One year ago, I sat down with Jim Morris to talk about his incredible journey from high school science teacher to 35-year-old rookie MLB pitcher. This month, I had the…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jun 22, 2020

Philadelphia Sports Writer Chris Mallee

Chris Mallee is a journalist for 4th and Jawn, a popular Philadelphia Eagles blog.  After 4 years of going to college to be a teacher, he flipped the script and…

By Tyler O'Shea
May 26, 2020

Blind Runners Defy the Odds at the Chicago Marathon

But before the elites sprint by, my favorite underdogs rule the street. The first people to start the race are physically handicapped and blind. They get a good head start so they can spread out and not be overwhelmed by the hordes of other runners. 45,000 people run this race each year.

By Ryan Sneddon
May 12, 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers Advance Scouting Analyst Pat O’Shea

Pat O’Shea is an Advance Scouting Analyst for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  He previously pitched at Haverford College (Division III) where he helped the Fords win the 2016 Centennial Conference…

By Tyler O'Shea
May 05, 2020

The Biggest Upset in Boxing History: Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson

On February 11th, 1990, James “Buster” Douglas pulled off the most stunning upset in the history of boxing. Video Transcript Eric Thomas: It was just like a little boxing match….

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 18, 2020

From the Backyard to ESPN: Lessons Learned from Hosting the World’s Largest Spikeball Tournament

This article originally appeared on You could say I enjoy obscure sports. At the family bar-b-que, you’ll find me outside taking a friendly game of croquet way too seriously.  In college,…

By Dan Calamai
Apr 06, 2020