September 30, 2020
Zach Hirsch is a teenage sports analyst with an incredible talent for picking winners. On this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast, Zach lets us in on some of his secrets when it comes to betting on sporting events. He's been able to pick the outcome of football, basketball, tennis and combat sports more accurately than the top network analysts and handicappers. Last year, Zach correctly picked the college football playoffs and championship. He also picked over 90 percent of his NFL games correctly including the AFC and NFC Conference Championships and the Super Bowl.
Hear some of his insight and how you can get his picks every week, all on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.
September 28, 2020
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the early favorite to win the NFL MVP Award. He's off to the best start of his nine-year, NFL career which includes a record-setting performance against the Cowboys. Wilson broke Patrick Mahomes' record, throwing 14 touchdown passes in the first three games of the season. Wilson is also the first quarterback in Seahawks history to throw five touchdown passes in back to back games.
So why isn't one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL also one of the most marketable? Jarett Sims of Turn2 Equity Partners joins us on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast to explain what Wilson and many other top athletes are doing to grow their brand. You might be surprised at the trends among pro athletes to expand their portfolios. Sims presents various ideas and examples of what's going on in pro sports marketing on this week's Silvi Knows podcast.
September 21, 2020
Mike Tice played 14 seasons in the NFL, 10 with the Seattle Seahawks. He joins the Silvi Knows podcast this week to talk about his playing days and his over 20 years of coaching experience, which included a run as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
Tice talks about the famed 1983 Seahawks season playing for the legendary Chuck Knox (13:00) and getting knocked out in the 1983 AFC Championship game against the Raiders (14:00).
He shares a lot of entertaining stories about past teammates, including Steve Largent (16:00), Charlie Young (19:00) and Dave Krieg (21:00).
Tice remembers the grind of NFL training camps back in the day compared to today (23:30) and the need for supplemental income from other jobs just to make ends meet (29:00). Lots of great stories from the former Maryland quarterback who carved out a solid career as an NFL tight end on this episode of the Silvi Knows podcast.
September 4, 2020
As the NBC Sunday Night Football crew prepares for what we all hope will be a full season of NFL football, Michele Tafoya joins us on the Silvi Knows podcast to tell us what we can expect when it comes to their national broadcasts.
Tafoya will not be able to roam the sidelines this season due to Covid restrictions. She explains her new broadcasting position inside stadiums, reporting from a "moat" (2:00).
She also tells us what she's looking forward to most as the season gets underway (4:45) and what it will be like inside stadiums with limited or no fans, especially at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (6:30).
Tafoya has tried to make the most of her time during this pandemic with personal projects (9:45). She also gives us her own take on managing life through the pandemic (10:45) which includes a lighthearted answer on her favorite show she's been binge watching this summer (12:45) all on this week's Silvi Knows podcast.