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Community Highlights: Meet Viper of Roll Call Sports Podcast

Today we’d like to introduce you to Viper of Roll Call Sports Podcast.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Our podcast formed from a group text called “the Unit” back in 2011. The Unit was created so we could talk about and give our opinion on the happenings in sports culture. There are no holds barred and it was and continues to be an open forum for us to speak freely. We gave ourselves callsigns (Viper, Stinger, Sandman, Hollywood) and he still uses them today. Back in spring of 2019, we joked about purchasing microphones and taking our text group to the airwaves. A few weeks later, we all purchased mics and the next steps were to figure out how to make a podcast. We reached out to Joey call sign Merlin and asked him how we should do it. He agreed to join the unit and help. We got started recording and there were technical difficulties and learning opportunities along the way, but we have now made it to 79 shows. Over the past two years, we have had special guests like Brittany Wagner (Last Chance U), Maurice Allen (two times Long Drive Champion and Activist), Adrian Mayes (Tight Ends Coach at North Texas), Ken Wavey (Instagram and YouTube Golf influencer) and Tyrell Everett (College Football Coach). We have recently transitioned our show to YouTube to give our listeners a more visual experience and do live interactive shows. We have gotten to where we are today through one word, consistency. We build our show each week and we meet each week to record. I am proud of Roll Call Sports Podcast and what we have accomplished. She have a strong team with The Unit and the addition of Joey has only made us stronger.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
We are all in different cities so that comes with its own challenges for the podcast. We have to record in four separate locations and our producer Joey has to mix them together. Add in video and it becomes even more complicated. Another challenge is that we all have families. We have made a conscious effort that if one member of the team cannot do the show then we do not do the show. You will notice that 99% of the shows have all five members of the unit present. It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. Creating a podcast is not our “day job”. We have to set aside time from our families and work in order to record. We have faced a lot of adversity and challenges along the way. We are lucky to have the team we have and we know how to stick together and get things accomplished.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
We are all originally from Manhattan, KS. We played sports together as kids and we are all still friends and family today. We are extremely close and there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t communicate in some medium. Our podcast is genuine and authentic. I think that the things that set us apart from most podcasts is our consistency and professionalism. I am most proud of the fact that we do not sensor or edit out anything we say on the show. What you see is raw and uncut. We have combined sports, culture, and a splash of comedy into one show. We always have fun. I think if your readers gave us 1-2 listens, they would come back for more.

Do you any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
Playing baseball with my grandmother in the backyard.

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