Jim Valvano Footprint feature

By Jeff Louderback A testament to perseverance, the fast-talking and wisecracking Jim Valvano saw a career and life defined by monumental peaks and dramatic challenges. The Queens native and coach’s son was the sideline general behind one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, a central figure in a scandal that led to his resignation and a motivational leader who delivered one of...

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“Welcome to the Big Leagues” profile

“Welcome to the Big Leagues” profile

For Immediate Release “Welcome to the Big Leagues” inspires author Dan Hettinger and former Major Leaguer Darrel Chaney to create and embrace the “Your Life Matters’ movement By Jeff Louderback Atlanta – “Your life matters.” That is the message that veteran pastor Dan Hettinger and former Major League player and broadcaster turned motivational speaker Darrel Chaney...

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Dan Patrick profile for Ohio Magazine

This appeared in Ohio Magazine. It dates back to 1999, but it is one of my favorite features that I have authored! ESPN’s Dan Patrick profile By Jeff Louderback Deep in the bowels of Building One, on the sprawling ESPN complex in Bristol, Ct., the space-age SportsCenter set bustles with activity. Awaiting the end of a college football game on this Thursday night, Dan Patrick settles into his...

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An intimidator on the field, Dashon Goldson reflects his mother’s influence in everyday life

Tampa – On the field, hard-hitting Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson wants wide receivers to feel fear when they roam across the middle. It’s why he was a two-time Pro Bowler in six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers before the Bucs signed him to a five-year, $41.25 million deal last offseason, making him one of the game’s highest paid defensive backs. Opinions vary about the...

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“The Debut” – Excerpt from book I am co-authoring with Brian Tollberg

Note: This is an excerpt from the book I am co-authoring about and with former Major League pitcher Brian Tollberg. “The Debut” I had literally made this walk – the walk from the dugout to the pitcher’s mound – thousands of times dating back to when I was playing in the youth baseball league in Bradenton. Yet this was far from a casual stroll at a Boys & Girls Club game...

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“The Call” – Excerpt from the Brian Tollberg book I am co-authoring

Note: This is an excerpt from the biography I am writing about and with former Major League pitcher and inspirational figure Brian Tollberg. Chapter One – The Call I woke up early on Father’s Day in 2000. At the time, I was pitching for the Las Vegas Stars, which is the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate, and we were beginning a four-game series in Tucson. Life in the minors is not one of...

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