20: Talkin’ Wine, Life After Ball, and How NFL Players View Week 17 with Will Blackmon

On this week’s episode of Trending Thoughts, Torrey is joined by The Wine MVP, former NFL defensive back Will Blackmon. Their conversation highlighted what it’s like to have to move on from the game and find a new career and passion in your 30s like the way Will has done with wine. He traded in his skills as a safety for the skills of a sommelier and established a monthly wine club. Will and Torrey then focus on what the final week in the NFL season is like from a player’s perspective when there is either everything to gain, or nothing to gain, in light of recent allegations of week 17 tanking.

Highlights from the episode:

  • Getting beef out of the way (0:49)
  • Coming back with a vengeance after getting released (3:33)
  • Becoming The Wine MVP (7:20)
  • Transitioning into and out of your sport (14:59)
  • Talking about Washington Football Team making the playoffs (22:00)
  • Breaking down week 17 in the NFL from a player’s perspective (28:57)

About Trending Thoughts:

Trending Thoughts is a podcast hosted by 2x Super Bowl Champ Torrey Smith that is designed to entertain, spur debate, and to provide new ideas for our community across a variety of topics including sports, news, politics, parenting, and a lot more. Torrey will bring his unique commentary to each episode as we discuss what’s trending, feature guest interviews, and host unique conversations from the casual to the controversial.

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