Mark Titus is an American blogger and former walk-on basketball player for Ohio State. Since October 2008, he has written about his basketball-related experiences in his blog ‘Club Trillion‘. He was selected in the 2010 Harlem Globetrotters draft as well. He has worked as a contributing writer for ESPN Insider on men’s college basketball and in 2011 began contributing material for ESPN’s new site, Grantland.com. He even wrote a book – “Don’t Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench”.
A.J. talks with Brett McKay of ArtOfManliness.com – He runs the blog with his wife. It receives over 8 million page views a month and has over 140,000 subscribers. They teach men how to tie a tie, manners, and how to change the oil on your car among many other things.
They published a book based on the blog in October 2009 called The Art of Manliness, Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. It’s currently in its third printing.
Brett has spoken at several events on the topic of masculinity. Additionally, he has done consulting work on how to market to men
for brands like Dockers and Gillette.
Brendan Schaub is an American mixed martial artist, a former professional football player for the AFL’s Utah Blaze, and a former member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He was a finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. He co-hosts The Fighter and the Kid, a weekly UFC podcast on Fox Sports, with comedian Bryan Callen and Schaub appears on The Joe Rogan Experience occasionally as well.
Follow Brendan on Twitter @BrendanSchaub
and visit his website at http://thefighterandthekid.com
They also sell the merchandise mentioned in this podcast episode here: http://thefighterandthekidshop.com
Maurice Clarett has traveled throughout the nation speaking to universities, businesses, non-profits, faith based organizations and high schools. His life experiences has led him to be one of the most sought after speakers.
Maurice continued his success at Ohio Sate becoming the first freshman running back to start, being named Big Ten freshman of the year, and setting the freshman rushing and touchdown season record. He was also instrumental in helping Ohio State clinch the National Championship in 2002 with two pivotal plays “the strip” and scoring the go ahead touchdown. This was Maurice’s only season at Ohio State due to a series of events that took place in his life (These events can be seen in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Youngstown Boys”).
After much success on the field Maurice had trouble finding that same level of success off of the field and found himself serving a 7 1/2 year prison sentence. It was there that Maurice began to take that work ethic and discipline that brought him so much success as a football player and began to focus it on himself as a person. He began to educate himself through college courses, and reading books that interested him on topics such as the economy, finances, and business. His growth became evident to those around him as he would share what he had learned and began motivating those around him. It was this type of leadership that permitted him to be released 4 years early.
Upon being released Maurice went right to work in developing what he has envisioned. He wanted to create a platform that would allow him to connect, educate, and empower people in their life and/or profession. Maurice soon found himself connecting with the nations top business executives with the most notable being Warren Buffet.
His ability to connect with his audience in a practical way leaves those who hear his words feeling inspired. Maurice believes that when you compound positive reinforcements in your life, over time, you begin to receive the benefits from them.
A.J. Hawk talks with Sal Vulcano of the comedy troupe known as The Tenderloins who are the creators, executive producers, writers, and stars of Impractical Jokers on truTV.