Blessed2Play

“Blessed 2 Play” is sports radio with heart & soul! Uncovering the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals, host Ron Meyer shines a spotlight on the world of sports and the motivation behind life on and off the field.
2021-11-28 - Brian Basile
Nov 28, 2021
This week’s guest is Brian Basile who has coached high school, college and professional football. Brian made his mark on coaching during his time in professional indoor football with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League. Host Ron Meyer talks with Brian about incorporating his Catholic faith in coaching young athletes.
2021-11-21 - Best Of Jim Heim
Nov 21, 2021
This week’s guest is Jim Heim, sports agent and founder of Heroic Athletic Leadership Organization (HALO). Host Ron Meyer talks with Jim about developing athletes into leaders with character. (This is an encore of the 05/16/21 show)
2021-11-14 - Andrew Fowler
Nov 14, 2021
This week’s guest is Andrew Fowler, who talks with host Ron Meyer, about the Knights of Columbus release of a four-part online series exploring the historical connection between the fraternal organization and America’s pastime, baseball.
2021-11-07 - Richard Lane
Nov 7, 2021
This week’s guest is Richard Lane, a Catholic evangelist, and son of NFL Hall of Famer Dick “Night Train” Lane. Host Ron Meyer talks with Richard about his dedication to preaching the Gospel and his father’s rise to NFL stardom.
2021-10-31 - Mike Smith
Oct 31, 2021
This week’s guest is Mike Smith who has been one of the leading jockeys in U.S. Thoroughbred racing history and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003. Mike won the most Breeders' Cup races of any jockey. In 2018, Smith rode Justify to the Triple Crown, becoming the oldest jockey to win the title at age 52. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about his prestigious riding career and how his Catholic faith guides him in his everyday life.
2021-10-24 - Best Of Mike McCoy
Oct 24, 2021
Today’s guest is Mike McCoy. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he played football and was a Consensus All-American. He was chosen UPI Lineman of the year and was sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting his senior year. He was the #1 draft choice of the Green Bay Packers where he played defensive tackle. He played eleven years in the NFL – seven with Green Bay, two with the Oakland Raiders and two with the New York Giants. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about his football career and his work talking to young people in Catholic schools across America.
2021-10-17 - John Chick
Oct 17, 2021
This week’s guest is former NFL and CFL lineman John Chick. Host Ron Meyer talks with John about identity and on the importance of having an authentic view of self as a child of God.
2021-10-10 - Kevin Wells
Oct 10, 2021
This week’s guest is Kevin Wells former MLB sportswriter with the Tampa Bay Rays and author of “Priest and Beggar”. Host Ron Meyer talks with Kevin about being a beat writer for a MLB team and why he wrote a book on the life of venerable Aloysius Schwartz.
2021-10-03 - Bob Crable
Oct 3, 2021
This week’s guest is Bob Crable a consensus all-American linebacker at the University of Notre Dame who went on to play pro football in the NFL with the NY Jets. Host Ron Meyer talks with Bob about his journey to the NFL and why his faith led him to teach religion in high school.
2021-09-26 - Jackie Sherrill (Best of)
Sep 26, 2021
Join Ron Meyer as he speaks with legendary football coach Jackie Sherrill about his on the field success as well as his life of faith and how it related to coaching.
2021-09-19 - Best Of Matt Deggs
Sep 19, 2021
Today’s Guest is Matt Deggs, the Head Baseball Coach for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette, Louisiana. Host Ron Meyer talks with Coach Deggs about being an underdog and overachiever in every way and his mission to set out and prove that nothing is impossible if you set your heart & mind to it. Faith + ACTION = All things are possible (Matthew 19:26) is what he lives by.
2021-09-12 - Best Of Mark May
Sep 12, 2021
This week’s guest is Iditarod Musher and Racer Mark May. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mark about his career in sled dog racing and why his Catholic faith guides him on and off the trails of the rugged Alaskan terrain.
2021-09-05 - Best Of Tommy Bowden
Sep 5, 2021
This week's guest is Tommy Bowden, who is part of the most storied coaching families NCAA D1 College Football. Host Ron Meyer talks with this former Clemson Tigers coach about his coaching career and his book "Winning Character".
2021-08-29 - Best Of Alison Maillard
Aug 29, 2021
This week’s guest is Alison Maillard, who competes as a diver for Auburn University. She is a 5X All-American and scholar athlete. Alison is planning on competing in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Host Ron Meyer talks with Alison about how Catholicism keeps her grounded amidst competitively diving.
2021-08-22 - Best Of Anthony Maranise
Aug 22, 2021
This week’s guest is Anthony Maranise author of the book “Sport and the Spiritual Life”. Host Ron Meyer talks with Anthony about his book and his work as a sports chaplain.
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