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Throwback Thursday: Former Notre Dame Football Players Starting Podcasts

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Since I’ve been sharing a lot of my favorite Notre Dame books with you all lately, I thought I’d change it up this week and share with you two new Notre Dame video podcasts. Did you know that former Notre Dame Fighting Irish football player Chris Zorich has started a brand new video podcast? Did you also know that former Notre Dame football players Reggie Fleurmia and Oliver Gibson have also started a video podcast? Both of them are fairly new and I’m already hooked on them both!

First lets look at Chris Zorich’s new video podcast, which he just started four weeks ago.

“The Zorich podcast was created to take advantage of our time ‘inside,’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. I thought I’d give Notre Dame fans a different perspective on the folks associated with Notre Dame. From players to subway alumni to authors, The Zorich Podcast would like to show its viewers a more insightful experience into the lives of our loyal sons and daughters of Notre Dame.”

In week one he interviewed former Notre Dame quarterback, and fellow Harley rider, Tony Rice. Of course they talked about some of their favorite Notre Dame football memories, but they also shared some Coach Holtz stories that I had not heard before (and how Tony is learning how to cook!).

In week two, Zorich interviewed former Notre Dame football player, Pat Terrell. Of course they talked about that one shining moment from the Notre Dame/Miami football game in 1988. I mean, who doesn’t want to hear more of that? Pat also shared a Tony Rice story that you won’t want to miss. (It’s one of my favorites for sure!)

In week three, Zorich interviewed his best friend and former Notre Dame offensive lineman, Tim Ryan. Tim shares his journey to Notre Dame, they both share some of their favorite ND memories, and they talk about the dynamics of the 1988 football team and what went into making the magic happen that year.

And in week four he interviewed ... me! I know, I don’t even begin to fit in with the above group, but I’m so honored that he chose me to interview. We had such a blast talking about Notre Dame, and I shared a few of my favorite Notre Dame memories (including my favorite Chris Zorich memory). It was fun and I hope you can at some point give it a watch.

About five weeks ago, my friends Reggie Fleurima and Oliver Gibson also started their own video podcast called “Big Flo and O: Home of the Hard Truth.”

“We will be dropping content about sports, current events, or just us talking trash to each other. We will have special guests from time to time, or sometimes just one of us. Tune in and see.”

“We started the podcast for fun. Our purpose is to answer questions about sports and social topics. We like to offer our own viewpoints as well as those of experts. We attempt to tell the stories of our experts in order for our listeners to understand why our guests have valuable opinions.”

The first two episodes are Reggie and Oliver talking Notre Dame football, and then the star-studded lineup began.

The cast of characters that they’ve interviewed in the past few weeks is quite impressive: Reggie Brooks, Eric Griggs, Rocket, Cole Kmet, Jay Hayes, Shane Walton, Bobby Brown, Tom Lemming, Kordell Stewart, and this week, on Monday they interviewed Jerome Bettis, and on Tuesday they interviewed Tim Brown. (All of these will be available on the Big Flo & O YouTube channel very soon! For now you can catch them on Facebook.)

Big Flo and Jerome Bettis:

Posted by Big Flo & O on Monday, 1 June 2020

Big Flo and Tim Brown:

Posted by Big Flo & O on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

I hope you have a chance to check out some of these podcasts. I am sure the reason I enjoy these two video podcasts, in particular, is because they’re friends of mine and I love hearing about the ‘good old days.’ But I think if you’re a Notre Dame football fan, you’re going to love them as well.

Check them out, and please let me know what you think!

Cheers & GO IRISH!