My Interviews with NFL Draft Prospects Jimmy Garoppolo & Jeff Matthews

With the excitement from the annual spectacle of the NFL draft recently concluded, catch a pair of interviews that I conducted for with rookie quarterback prospects Jimmy Garoppolo and Jeff Matthews.

The Eastern Illinois product, Garoppolo, was drafted in the 2nd round of by the New England Patriots and may become the successor to legendary thrower Tom Brady. Meanwhile, Cornell-alum Matthews went undrafted, but quickly signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons to battle for the job behind Matt Ryan.

APRIL 2014 (14 Reports)

April 27, 2014
Three Refreshing Salad Recipes: Kid-Friendly and Perfect for Spring (Yahoo! Voices)

April 26, 2014
The Challenge of Engaging a New Generation of Church-Goers (Yahoo! Voices)

April 23, 2014
Top Scenic Spots in Alluring Southwest Florida (

April 21, 2014
Sake Bars With Great Sushi in Southwest Florida (Yahoo! Voices)

April 18, 2014
Top Dance Clubs to Keep the Party Going in Southwest Florida (Yahoo! Voices)

April 17, 2014
Risks and Warning Signs of Heart Disease in Women (Yahoo! Voices)

April 16, 2014
Three Vegetable Juice Recipes That Are Healthy and Tasty (Yahoo! Voices)

April 13, 2014
Earth Day Trivia: Five Facts About the Day Celebrating Our Planet (Yahoo! Voices)

April 10, 2014
Can You Really Save Money Changing Your Own Oil (Yahoo! Voices)
Tax Breaks for Families: Too Much, Just Right, or Not Enough (Yahoo! Voices)

April 9, 2014
Tips for Keeping Fleas Off Your Cat and Out of Your House (Yahoo! Voices)
Enjoying Math Games with My Elementary School-Age Children (Yahoo! Voices)

April 4, 2014
Rearview Visibility Systems Mandatory in New Cars by 2018 (Yahoo! Voices)

April 3, 2014
Suggestions for Setting Proper Boundaries for Teens (Yahoo! Voices)

MARCH 2014 (5 Reports)

March 30, 2014
Glazed Ham and Coconut Cake Are Favorites on Our Easter Table (Yahoo! Voices)

March 27, 2014
Term Life Insurance May Be the Right Choice for You (Yahoo! Voices)

March 25, 2014
A Look at the Best and Worst Free Agent Moves of the NFC South (Pro Player Insiders)

March 23, 2014
‘Country to Country’ Festival Brings Once Uniquely American Music to Receptive Audience in London (Yahoo! Voices)

March 6, 2014
Will Tampa Bay Bucs put Darrelle Revis on trading block again? (Pro Player Insiders)

FEBRUARY 2014 (15 Reports)

February 28, 2014
Tampa Bay Rays begin spring training with game against Baltimore Orioles (Examiner)

February 25, 2014
Performance by Latvia goalie Kristers Gudlevskis shines during Sochi Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

February 24, 2014
Confident Tampa Bay Rays continue full-squad workouts of Spring Training 2014 (Examiner)

February 21, 2014
Potential Targets on Offense for Tampa Bay Bucs in 2014 NFL Draft (Yahoo! Sports)
Potential Targets on Defense for Tampa Bay Bucs in 2014 NFL Draft (Yahoo! Sports)

February 18, 2014
Interview With Historic Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin of USA Luge (Yahoo! Sports)

February 15, 2014
Joe Maddon kicks off spring training 2014 for Tampa Bay Rays (Examiner)

February 13, 2014
A Guy’s Guide to Shopping for an Engagement Ring (Yahoo! Voices)

February 12, 2014
A Look at New Defensive Coaching Staff of Lovie Smith (Yahoo! Sports)

February 10, 2014
Top Waterfront Beach Resorts for Romance in Florida (Yahoo! Voices)
Valentine’s Day 101: Tips for Planning a Romantic Vacation (Yahoo! Voices)
Kate Hansen & Erin Hamlin Seek Glory for USA Luge at Sochi Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)
Five Biggest Upsets in Winter Olympic History (Yahoo! Voices)
Team USA Women’s Curling Coach Surprisingly Based in South Florida (Yahoo! Voices)

February 5, 2014
Trivia on the Fun History of the Westminster Dog Show (Yahoo! Voices)

JANUARY 2014 (36 Reports)

January 28, 2014
A Look at New Offensive Coaching Staff of Lovie Smith (Yahoo! Sports)

January 27, 2014
Super Bowl Trivia and Record-Setting Moments (Yahoo! Voices)
Top Five Exciting Moments in Super Bowl History (Yahoo! Voices)

January 25, 2014
Motorcycle Racer Brad Baker Brings Ice Racing to 2014 Winter X Games (Yahoo! Voices)

January 23, 2014
25 pilot whales found dead along Gulf coastline in Collier County (Examiner)
Trivia on the History and Biggest Stars of the Grammy Awards (Yahoo! Voices)
Trivia on the History of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Yahoo! Sports)
German Athletes to Watch in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

January 22, 2014
Sochi 2014: Profile of Russia for the Olympic Games (Yahoo! Sports)
French Olympians to Watch in 2014 Sochi Winter Games (Yahoo! Sports)

January 21, 2014
Sochi 2014: Profile of Austria in the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi 2014: Olympic Formats in Cross-Country Skiing (Yahoo! Sports)
Olympic Alpine Skiing Records to Surpass at the Sochi Winter Games  (Yahoo! Sports)
Five Rules for Freestyle Skiing at the Sochi Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi Olympics: Equipment Required for Alpine Skiing (Yahoo! Sports)

January 19, 2014
East West Shrine Game: East Claims 23-13 Victory (National Gridiron Network)

January 17, 2014
Terms to Know in Freestyle Skiing for the Sochi Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

January 16, 2014
Voters Should Demand Accountability for Specific Actions of Congress (Yahoo! Voices)
Sochi Olympics 2014: History of Alpine Skiing (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi Olympics 2014: History of Snowboarding (Yahoo! Sports)

January 15, 2014
Five Favorites for Olympic Gold in Men’s Alpine Skiing at Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Five Favorites for Olympic Gold in Women’s Alpine Skiing at Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi 2014: Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Records (Yahoo! Sports)

January 14, 2014
Five Favorites for Olympic Gold in Men’s Figure Skating at Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Five Favorites for Olympic Gold in Women’s Figure Skating at Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi Olympics 2014: Previewing Thrilling Sport of Luge (Yahoo! Sports)
Essential Terms of Ski Jumping for Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Sochi Olympics 2014: Rules for Ski Jumping (Yahoo! Sports)

January 13, 2014
Rules & Requirements for Olympic Biathlon (Yahoo! Sports)
Ten Terms to Know for Olympic Biathlon at Sochi 2014 (Yahoo! Sports)
Specialized Equipment for Biathlon in the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

January 10, 2014
Hollywood’s Most Entertaining Night: Golden Globes Trivia & History (Yahoo! Voices)
Hollywood’s Most Entertaining Night: Top Moments of the Golden Globes (Yahoo! Voices)

January 9, 2014
Biathlon Events at the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

January 8, 2014
Rules of Curling in the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

January 6, 2014
Lovie Smith Is Safe Choice as New Coach of Tampa Bay Bucs (Yahoo! Sports)

DECEMBER 2013 (6 Reports)

December 20, 2013
Speed Skating Events at the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)
The Missing Show: One Family’s Holiday Shopping Misadventure (Yahoo! Voices)
Speed on Ice: Terms to Know in Olympic Speed Skating (Yahoo! Sports)

December 19, 2013
Rules for Speed Skating at the Winter Olympics (Yahoo! Sports)

December 13, 2013
Tampa Bay Bucs’ Lavonte David is the Best Young Linebacker in the NFL (Yahoo! Sports)
Growing Appreciation for Eco-Friendly Bedroom Furniture (Yahoo! Voices)

NOVEMBER 2013 (12 Reports)

November 27, 2013
Six-Pack of Reasons Why Mike Glennon Will Become a Franchise Quarterback (Yahoo! Sports)

November 26, 2013
Cyber Monday Offers a Wealth of Savings for Smart Shoppers (Yahoo! Voices)

November 25, 2013
Meaningful Thanksgiving Day Activities Designed for Kids (Yahoo! Voices)
Tampa Bay Bucs: Five Reasons Greg Schiano’s Team Has Won Three in a Row (Yahoo! Sports)
Selecting Vitamins & Supplements for the Healthy Man (Yahoo! Voices)

November 24, 2013
Port Charlotte Earns Dominant 35-0 Playoff Victory over Melbourne (

November 18, 2013
Travel Destinations for Families at Christmas Time (Yahoo! Voices)

November 12, 2013
Best Affordable Hotel in Kissimmee, Florida (Yahoo! Voices)

November 11, 2013
Charlotte High Overcame Hurricane Charley to Rebuild School, Community and Football Team (Yahoo! Voices)

November 10, 2013
Clyde Newton Posts Game-High 11 Tackles During Indiana 52-35 Victory Over Illinois (Yahoo! Voices)

November 8, 2013
Honoring the Military Service of my Father-in-Law on Veteran’s Day (Yahoo! Voices)

November 1, 2013
Greg Schiano Not to Blame for Many Failures of the Tampa Bay Bucs (Yahoo Sports)