While Paulette Bonamego's "arms wide open" approach has shaped football communities across the East, her relationship to the Central Michigan University Chippewas proved to be the most impactful.
Upon her arrival in Mount Pleasant, Paulette quickly earned the title “Momma B” for her enthusiasm for connecting with the community. Fate quickly brought her into the life of Alana, a CMU student facing the worst of what had been a lifelong battle with a brain tumor.
Paulette and Alana formed a close bond and Paulette quickly became a pillar of support for Alana. Using the power of their combined social media presence, Paulette and her husband John were able to raise and match GoFundMe contributions to cover partial costs of Alana’s intensive surgery. The surgery was a success and after recovery and rehabilitation Alana was able to make her way back to CMU.
In reflecting upon the experience, Paulette notes, “Things happen for a reason…She was as...
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Paulette Bonamego, wife of Coach John Bonamego of the Detroit Lions, shares her family's football journey through the NFL to Central Michigan University. Paulette prided herself on being the "Team Mom," being super involved in on-campus life and the outside Central Michigan community. She also speaks on supporting her husband and the CMU program through his battle with cancer. A great listen for ladies wondering how they can step into and own the role of a coach's wife!
This week I continue my conversation with baseball agent Michael McGinnis, author of G.P.S. Guide For Athletes And Those Who Surround Them (https://empowermentsportsgroup.com/book/). He explains the origins of the book and why an athlete at any level should be taking an active role in planning for their future.
Ahead of next month's MLB Draft, I'm joined by Michael McGinnis, founder of Empowerment Sports Group. Michael shares how he got started in the sports industry before him and I discuss the differences between the NFL draft and the MLB draft. We both learned quite a bit during our conversation and hope you do too! Part two of our interview - a roadmap for parents of potential pro athletes - debuts next week.
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First I get up and look to see who signed with what teams. If I have a player that didn't get a contract yesterday I call teams that didn't sign a lot of players at that position. I also discuss the sad story about the player drafted by the Giants that was the victim of a shooting at a party the same day he was drafted.
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The first day of the draft is behind us! I recap the first 32 picks, including the best grabs and biggest surprises. I also lend my legal knowledge to the other big NFL story of the day - an audio recording of Tyreek Hill that substantiates allegations of child abuse and domestic violence.
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This week I'm joined by Lindsey Pallares, a reporter for Fox Sports San Diego who has previously covered pro sports in Wisconsin and Colorado. Lindsey shares what the NFL Draft Weekend is like for a reporter, past draft stories she's covered, the challenges the media faces in their coverage of the draft, and more.
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