Real Sports Talk…. Backroads Beyond Radio

Real Sports Talk…. Backroads Beyond Radio

Backroads Sports Network. Just plain sports and nothing else. Up until now, the story is short and sweet. The network launched a mere two months ago in August. “We hit the ground running and we haven’t stopped since,” says Shara Andrews, spokesperson for the network. “ In fact, we are growing faster and bigger and doing more than we ever dreamed of.” The network started only eight weeks ago right here in Destin and the plan is to stream content to more than 500 markets throughout the southeast. “ Backroads Sports Network is changing the big city and backroads markets, showing people what real sports talk looks like and sounds like,” says Andrews

So how did the network start? “Like you,” says Andrews, “we had grown tired of the politics, commercialism and agenda-driven commentary of the likes of ESPN, CBS and FOX. Backroads was born to bring real sports focused content and honest commentary to sports lovers across the southeast from the big cities all the way down to the smallest backroads communities.”

The network handpicked a dream lineup of personalities to bring its mission to life such as Coach Tommy Tuberville, one of the winningest coaches in college football history. Insightful, dynamic and always entertaining, David Seering, Destin’s own, co-hosts the show adding local flavor and some pizzazz. David is an accomplished musician who has played for three presidents, and Andrews says the network is proud to have him on the team. Mike Johnson, former Alabama captain and Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman, offers powerful insights from the players’ point of view. Rachel Baribeau contributes heartfelt and intimate commentary. Scott Moore, The Flash and Rob Brown round out the dynamic team of passionate commentators.

Speaking of passion, the network has very recently giving birth to the Heartbeat of Backroads, a new non-profit organization established for Hurricane Michael Relief. “Heartbeat” was born literally while Hurricane Michael was ravaging our eastern neighbors on the Emerald Coast and is staffed by hundreds of volunteers who give their bodies, brains and sweat to help the victims,” says Andrews. Ever since the aftermath of Michael, truckloads upon truckloads of supplies have been gathered and delivered three times a week to the most ravaged neighborhoods. “We don’t drop off at Emergency Operation Centers,” she says, “we bring the lifeline of supplies directly to the people who are not even able to get to the EOCs. We are serving hot meals and cold drinks. We are clearing peoples yard so they can get out of their driveways. After the initial clean up from Michael is complete, we will continue our journey of help, and transition to repairing and rebuilding houses.” That’s why, she says, the Heartbeat is in great need of volunteers. Please call 850.502.8888 or email heartbeat@wearebackroads.com.

The Heartbeat of Backroads is hosting a benefit concert on Nov. 18th at Boggy Bayou in Niceville, Fl. and is working on an impressive lineup of performers. Please join them and the community for some live music and give to this important cause. ALL money (100%) donated is distributed to the local affected areas in person.

“We are Backroads Sports Network and the Heartbeat of Backroads,” says Andrews. “Join us on our journey to real sports talk and real community service.” For more information on the donations needs or to volunteer, visit HeartbeatOfBackroads.org

Article Published in Destin Life November 2018 issue page 18.

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

“A band of “brothers” in my neighborhood are my “Hometown Heroes.” They’ve relentlessly traveled to the other side of Panama City, chainsaws, gas, food, and tools in hand, day in and day out letting us know of needs and then delivering them back, helping in whatever way possible. The newly-formed Backroads Sports Radio Network owners and staff, that literally formed a non-profit to help recovery while Hurricane Michael was still paving its path of utter destruction, are my “Hometown Heroes.” For the rest of the story follow here!

Alabama Football: Bye week update on 2019 recruiting prospects

Alabama Football: Bye week update on 2019 recruiting prospects

Less than two months from the Early Signing Period, Alabama football works to fill its remaining eight to ten slots in the 2019 class.

After recent de-commits to Georgia, Alabama football has the No. 1, 2019 signing class. On Oct. 23, 4-Star, defensive end, Braylen Ingraham will choose between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Miami. Alabama football is the heavy favorite. UPDATE: Braylen Ingraham verbally committed to the Tide, bring the 2019 signing class to 22 commits.

Bringing Ingraham onboard will not end the Tide’s d-line recruiting. A spot will be held until February for Ishmael Sopsher. The Tide needs numbers on the defensive front so another spot beyond Ingraham and Sopsher will likely be available despite tight numbers.

AUBURN: Nick Coe named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

AUBURN: Nick Coe named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

AUBURN, Ala. – Sophomore Nick Coe earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors Monday after a dominant performance in Saturday’s 31-16 win over Ole Miss.

Coe finished with five tackles and a career-high 3.5 sacks. It was the most sacks by an Auburn player since Quentin Groves had three sacks against Florida in 2006. Coe now leads the team with 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks on the season and has recorded at least a 0.5 tackle for loss in every game but one this season.

Nick Coe is really coming on,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said after the game. “He made a really good play on the scramble on our sideline because if he hadn’t made that play, the guy would’ve gotten that first down. Nick’s playing at a high level. We really put pressure on the guy with four guys. That was the plan – to put pressure on with four guys – and we did that. That was a huge key in the game.”

Coe was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week earlier this season when he finished with two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble to help Auburn beat Washington.