Lofa Tatupu played six NFL seasons, all with the Seahawks, who moved up in the 2005 draft to take the USC linebacker. The scouting reports pegged Lofa as undersized and slow, but he proved them wrong. Tatupu went to the Pro Bowl three times and helped lead the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl. He shares memorable stories about head coaches Mike Holmgren (4:10) and Pete Carroll (27:00) including the days Tatupu played for Carroll at USC (30:50). Tatupu's love for football came at an early age watching his dad, Mosi, who played 14 years in the NFL (20:00) and who also became part of pop culture with a cameo on The Simpsons (23:00). Injuries and multiple concussions cut Tatupu's football career short, but it also steered him toward his new business venture, Zone In - a company that specializes in CBD oil. He talks about its benefits (11:30) which helped him transition to life after football.
Jamal Crawford is one of Seattle's favorite sons, not only for what he's accomplished in his 19-year NBA career, but for what he continues to accomplish off the court -- giving back to the community (37:42). We sat down with Crawford in this week's episode of the Silvi Knows podcast to talk about a career that took off during his one year at the University of Michigan. Why he chose the Wolverines (6:00) is just the start of a storied journey he takes us on. From what he believes is his most prestigious award (19:25) to his relationship with Kawhi Leonard (25:00) and Kevin Durant (33:45). Crawford has played for teams in eight NBA cities. He talks about his favorite (10:00) as well as the trades that took their toll on him (30:40). He tells us why he loves social media (22:30) and how growing up in Seattle helped him become the player he still is (40:00) as he prepares to enter his 20th NBA season.
Greg Haugen made a name for himself in the 1980s and 90s fighting some of the biggest names in boxing. The Auburn, Washington native battled Hector Macho Camacho, Vinny Pazienza, Ray Mancini and one of the most famous champions of all in that era, Julio Cesar Chavez. That Chavez fight was for the WBC Super Lightweight Championship and it still holds the record for the largest paid attendance crowd in boxing history. Haugen talks about all of his big bouts in this week's Silvi Knows podcast. Pazienza (8:00), Camacho (13:00) as well as the rematch with Camacho just three months later (20:00). When Haugen fought Mancini, he challenged him to a winner-take-all bout where the two fighters placed a side bet before climbing into the ring (23:00). It was Haugen's last championship bout against Chavez (25:25) that left him with the biggest regret of his career. Haugen's experiences from that night in front of 133,000 fans in Mexico City (31:00), are memorable and all on this week's podcast.
Warren Moon put up ridiculous numbers in his 23 years of pro football. He totaled over 70,000 passing yards between the NFL and CFL -- just one of the reasons he's the only player to be inducted into both the Pro Football Hall Of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall Of Fame. On this week's podcast, Moon talks about his struggle in the 70's to find a college willing to recruit him to play quarterback (5:00) before Washington came calling (9:25). Moon experienced the same challenge breaking into the NFL, which forced him to start his pro career in the CFL (19:35). He eventually played 17 years in the NFL, experiencing highs and lows, like the epic collapse in Buffalo when his Oilers blew a 35-3 lead in the playoffs (28:00), or the fact he never played in a Super Bowl (28:45). Yet the 9-time Pro Bowler played in the league until he was 44, making him an authority on such things as how to fix the Pro Bowl (33:30), and why the new XFL could be an important part of pro football's future (42:40). He even talks about his brush with Hollywood (49:50). Moon admits having regrets in his career as well as his personal life. We open the podcast talking about his recently-settled sexual harassment lawsuit. All he wants now is to return to a sense of normalcy in both his personal life and his career.