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Coach's Wife Paulette Bonamego on the Power of Community Involvement

Jun 03, 2019

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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Updates on the XFL, College Basketball Agents, and Marvin Lewis

May 30, 2019

This week I dish some updates about a few topics: 1) how to join the XFL, 2) the new agent rule in college basketball, 3) Marvin Lewis joining the Arizona State football staff and 4) my new online course, Sports Agent Academy!

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Paulette Bonamego: Owning her Role as a Head Coach's Wife

May 23, 2019

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!

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G.P.S. Guide For Athletes And Those Who Surround Them

May 09, 2019

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.

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The MLB Draft vs the NFL Draft: Two Agents Compare

May 02, 2019

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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In the Thick of IT - Final Day of the Draft

Apr 28, 2019

The last day of the draft is always frantic, fast, and lots of ups and downs. Listen to what happens with my clients, other peoples clients, and me on day Three of the draft.

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Agent Recovery After the NFL Draft

Apr 28, 2019

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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Tyreek Hill and the Top 32

Apr 26, 2019

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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Jill's Top 10 Picks for the 2019 Draft

Apr 25, 2019

It that time of year! The 2019 NFL Draft. This is my favorite week! I love to see which players get picked and their reactions! Please listen to who I predict each team will pick in the Top 10 and Where I predict my clients will end up. Stay tuned I will be podcasting for the next three days! Listen, Share, Subscribe and write a review. Thank you for listening!

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Covering the Draft - A Sports Broadcaster Explains

Apr 18, 2019

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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