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Episode 87 - Part 2 - Coach Mike Christianson

Picking up where we left off in part 1 of this interview, we'll learn more of Coach Mike's days working in the NFL. Go back and listen to part 1 here 👉 He moved around quite a bit and landed at various locations (NFL and College) and even spent time with Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco. When he moved back to Boise, we were blessed by his presence on the radio each afternoon when he worked for ESPN Boise. The man is knowledgable and is willing to share his...


Episode 87 - Part 1 - Coach Mike Christianson

A few years back, when ESPN Boise was still here, I remember listening to Mike Christianson "Coach Mike" on the radio and thought, man, I really like this guy and what he's brining to the Treasure Valley. Coach Mike was bringing something not a lot of people had here in Boise, a tenured coaching career at the highest level. He had been around the game for many years not only as a player but as a coach. In part 1 of this episode, we'll learn about the sport which Mike played and then how...


Episode 86: Boxing Legend Cleveland Corder - "The Christian Warrior"

What began as a quick "scuffle" with a friend of his in his neighborhood, ended with an illustrious boxing career later on down the road. Cleveland "The Christian Warrior" Corder joins me on the show to talk boxing and how he was able to make an amazing career out of the sport. He is someone I looked up to when I was boxing for Golden Gloves of Idaho because he made a name for himself out of this small state. Find out in our interview what it took for this man to train and become the...


Episode 85: Vern Law - Part 3 - World Series and Beyond

In the final part of our 3-part episode where we will learn about Vernon Law's 1960's World Series win over the mighty New York Yankees. We will get to hear about this amazing series where the Yankees scored more than double the runs of the Pirates but ended up losing the series. What an incredible story! We'll also learn about the life after baseball where Vern's family has some of the same baseball genetics too! Listen in on what they've accomplished as well. Enjoy this episode and...


Episode 85: Vern Law - Part 2 - The Professional Days

When Vern arrived at the professional level of baseball, he started in the minors before making his way to the Pittsburgh Pirates. We'll learn about his days as a professional where he was dealt with different opportunities to demonstrate his faith in his professional career. Learn of Vern's pitching career and how he also ended up serving two years in the service during the war. How did that impact his professional career? We'll hear about his faith, injuries, and his overall career...


Episode 85: Vern Law - Part 1 - The Early Days

Before the days of pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Vern Law made his mark in the town of Meridian, Idaho. In Part 1 of the Episode, Vern will discuss his early days in detail. We will listen to his experience playing in Meridian where the sport of Baseball truly wasn't established. Vern will talk about his team where he played together with his brother and will talk about his style of play. You'll find it incredible how Vern was able to gain so much exposure without even knowing...


Episode 84: Perry Orth - Playing Quarterback in the SEC

The SEC is known to many as the strongest conference in college football. To play and compete for any school within this conference is an accomplishment. To make your way from the 6th string quarterback, to earning the starting gig is a whole different monster. Perry Orth was able to climb the ranks to become the starting quarterback in 2015 for the South Carolina Gamecocks. He will speak with us about his experience playing in the SEC. We talk about his own journey and how he made it....


Episode 83: Paul J Schneider - "They'll talk about this for years to come"

January 1st, 2007. Boise State was taking on Oklahoma in one of the greatest College Football games ever to be played. As Boise State broke the huddle for their game-winning two-point conversion. On the radio broadcast you hear the words "They'll talk about this for year's to come no matter how this play comes out." This goes down as one of the greatest radio calls in Boise State Football history. Today, Paul J Schneider (better known as "Paul J") reflects on his amazing career and what...


Episode 82: GTG - Getting to know the Guru - Shane Larson

I've had many people ask me about my story and how I got into podcasting. This interview is an amazing opportunity for me to share my story. I chose to have my good friend, C.C. Hawkley join me and perform a reverse interview. Why C.C.? Well it's because he's been a major reason the branding of The Gametime Guru has grown to where it is. From day one, C.C. has been supportive of the show and has helped in many ways, including joining me for multiple interviews and also acting as a...


Episode 81: Daniel Buhler - College Football Referee

Many of us sports fans have had our moments of either talking back to a referee or screaming at them through the television. We've all placed blames on them for the losses and the game changing calls. We often times look at the refs as the "enemies" or the "bad guys" and we don't give them any credit (unless it's credit for losing). So I decided to swallow my pride and learn from one of them. Today I'm brining on Daniel Buhler who happens to be a College Football Referee and he'll be...


Episode 80 - Tanner Leighton - Professional Baseball Player

Tanner Leighton is a longtime friend of mine dating way back to the good ol' Optimist Football Days when he played quarterback for our "powerhouse" team. He has always been an athlete and took that gift he had been given to a high level by playing professional baseball. Find out how Tanner ended up in Australia before playing in multiple countries and what he learned along the way. You'll hear about cultures, quality of play, funny stories like getting banned from the country and much...


Episode 79 - Jay Tust - Sports Director at KTVB

If you are active on Twitter and have followed Boise State Athletics for a while, you'll know the name Jay Tust. If you don't know, this is going to be an awesome opportunity for you to get to know the man. We'll be learning about Jay and his life. Most won't be surprised to hear of his fascination with statistics when he was younger as you can see how this interest has translated well into his current job. Learn about what it takes to do his job and how he makes it with his crazy work...


Episode 78: Todd Carlson - MMA Licensed Matchmaker

Todd Carlson is the Licensed Matchmaker for the MMA Promotion, Front Street Fights. With smaller promotions like Front Street Fights, you will typically see them fade out. With hard work in finding quality fighters to take on these responsibilities, Todd has a major role int he success of this promotion and has been provided with opportunities to assist with larger organizations. Bellator has come to Boise two times now, and Todd has been able to help with the preliminary fights for them....


Episode 77: Hunter Horenstein - Myrtle Beach Pelicans

We've had many interviews from different people within the sports industry. Today's interview with Hunter Horenstein is a first though. When we attend a sporting event, we see the finished product and get to see the actual event itself. What we don't see is what truly goes on behind the scenes to get the event set up and to keep fans involved. Today's interview will provide you with a greater appreciation of what goes on behind the scenes to get the events put together. We have the...


Episode 76: Reggie Larry - Professional Basketball Player

Reggie Larry is well known around Boise as being one of the best players to come through Boise State University. It didn't come without a lot of practice, effort, and perseverance. Learn how he went from New Jersey to Idaho, and from a JUCO to Boise State. You'll also learn about his journey through the professional level of basketball as he continues to play today. When you play overseas, you get an opportunity to play for many countries. What is it like? What are the contracts like?...


eSports Mini-Series - Part 4 - Chad Mann

The final interview of the series is with the founder of our sponsor, The Idaho Gaming League (or IGL for short), Chad Mann. Chad has a background in traditional sports, which is something we have seen multiple times during our interviews for this project. Chad realized the two worlds are beginning to "collide" and that is a part of why he began the IGL. Competition, team work, socializing, having fun, are just some of the different parts of competing in a formal setting. The IGL gives...


eSports Mini-Series - Part 3 - David DeVries

David DeVries has over 10 years of experience with the gaming world. While he has not competed in a formal competitive gaming setting, he has thoroughly enjoyed gaming from a young age. What drew him to gaming was his strong love for competition. This is why he was heavily involved in traditional sports as well as gaming throughout his life. His love for gaming has now spilled over into the business side of things. He is working hard to build his apparel company, "Good Game." His apparel...


eSports Mini-Series - Part 2 - Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers is the Head Coach of the Bellevue University eSports Team - In the 2nd interview of the series, we'll learn the behind the scenes information of what it's like to be a coach in this industry. Are there any parallels between this and coaching traditional sports? What are the practices like for a college eSports Team? Do they do drug testing for the students who play now that it is considered a varsity sport? We will learn...


eSports Mini-Series - Part 1 - Kenon Fenton

Kenon Fenton joins me to kick off the first of four interviews on the mini-series as we learn of his experience at The Overwatch League Grand Finals. We'll get to know what it's like to be a fan in the eSports world and discuss ticket prices to the major event, the pre-game festivities, atmosphere and overall experience at the Grand Finals. How does it stack up next to a major sporting event from a traditional sport? All of this and more on Part 1 of the Mini-Series!! The Overwatch...


Episode 75: Jordan Brady - Coach of the NBA G-League's Wisconsin Herd

Jordan Brady is currently the Head Coach of the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G-League. His story on how he got there is very intriguing. He went from being a JUCO basketball player to making his way to a bigger school (Utah Valley University). He then made his way through the professional ranks where he spent time overseas as well as being here stateside. His perspective is unique because before coming a coach, he actually played in the D-League (now known as the G-League) for various teams....