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Feat Sidney – Ex-NFL Player Sidney Tells Hard Truth About League | Back to Amazon, Drake & Future, NFL Rigged?

June 28, 2024


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Welcome to another riveting episode of the ‘It’s Up There Podcast’! Today, ex-NFL player Sidney joins Loon to share the harsh realities of life in the league and his journey back to working at Amazon. The conversation dives deep into the truths about the NFL, the rivalry between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, Amazon’s biggest tricks, and whether the NFL is rigged. In this episode, we cover: The Harsh Realities of the NFL: Sidney opens up about the brutal truths of being an NFL player, the toll it takes on one’s body and mind, and why he ended up back at Amazon after his football career. He shares candid insights into the often-hidden challenges faced by professional athletes. 🔥 #Sidneytarver #NFL #kendricklamar #drake #itsuptherepodcast 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:01:23 – Welcome to “It’s Up There” Podcast 00:01:55 – Guest Introduction: Sydney Tarver 00:02:14 – Episode Sponsor: Prize Picks 00:02:32 – Sydney’s Background and NFL Journey 00:03:28 – Transition from NFL to Business 00:04:02 – College Football Experience at TSU 00:04:46 – Notable Alumni from TSU 00:05:09 – Importance of History and Learning from It 00:06:22 – Starting a Trucking Company 00:07:11 – Making Connections and Networking 00:08:51 – Transitioning to Amazon Logistics 00:09:02 – Leveraging Experience at Amazon 00:10:10 – Amazon’s Business Model and Success 00:10:27 – Amazon as a Middleman 00:11:00 – Generational Wealth and Breaking Curses 00:11:49 – Managing a Trucking Business 00:12:46 – Financial Management and Business Operations 00:13:43 – Trucking Industry Insights 00:14:08 – Importance of Networking and Relationships 00:14:45 – Prize Picks and Sports Betting 00:15:09 – College Sports and NIL Deals 00:16:07 – Financial Advice for College Athletes 00:16:57 – Managing Money and Investments 00:17:12 – High Salaries for College Athletes 00:18:24 – Deion Sanders and College Football 00:19:09 – College vs. NFL Competitiveness 00:20:11 – College Football Business and Recruitment 00:20:55 – Challenges of Young Athletes 00:21:48 – Financial in Sports 00:22:18 – Impact of NIL Deals on Young Athletes 00:23:14 – Guiding Youth and Financial Literacy 00:24:00 – Overcoming Challenges and Staying Humble 00:25:11 – Returning Home After NFL 00:26:08 – Business Realities of Professional Sports 00:27:01 – Transitioning from NFL to Corporate America 00:29:01 – Dealing with Disappointment and Moving Forward 00:30:26 – Humility and Financial Awareness 00:31:33 – Practice Squad Experience in NFL 00:32:23 – Duration and Limitations of Practice Squad 00:33:04 – Building Relationships in NFL 00:33:17 – Brotherhood and Camaraderie in Sports 00:34:08 – Importance of High-Level Networking 00:35:58 – Health and Fitness Priorities 00:37:27 – Deion Sanders’ Impact on HBCUs 00:38:07 – Entitlement and Expectations in Community 00:39:01 – Family Dynamics and Financial Responsibility 00:40:00 – Competition in Rap and Sports 00:41:05 – Future’s Influence in Music 00:42:00 – Drake’s Evolution and Influence 00:43:26 – Competitive Nature in Music Industry 00:44:23 – Future vs. Drake Debate 00:45:18 – J. Cole’s & Southern Rap 00:46:04 – Mainstream Perception of Rap Battles 00:47:53 – Drake’s Longevity and Influence 00:48:04 – Sports Betting and Engagement 00:49:14 – Brandon Marshall’s Draft Experience 00:50:05 – Importance of Agents and Networking in NFL 00:51:19 – Reading and Continuous Learning 00:52:11 – Business Insights and Financial Management 00:53:06 – Content Creation and Monetization 00:54:06 – Diversifying Income Streams 00:55:09 – Platform-Specific Content Strategies 00:56:00 – Long-Term Planning and Strategy 00:57:01 – Podcasting Journey and Challenges 00:58:23 – Centralizing Audience and Market Share 00:59:04 – LeBron’s Son and NBA Aspirations 01:00:09 – Public Perception and Family Dynamics 01:01:01 – Meek Mill’s Friends and Loyalty 01:02:02 – Handling Betrayal and Loyalty 01:03:14 – Supporting Friends Through Tough Times 01:04:05 – Community Support and Networking 01:05:29 – Importance of Mental and Physical Health 01:06:14 – Overcoming Ego and Staying Grounded 01:07:14 – Parental Support and Guidance 01:08:11 – Celebrating Achievements and Setting Goals 01:09:01 – High School and College Graduations 01:10:00 – Boxing and Fitness Training 01:11:08 – Engaging with Youth and Community 01:12:00 – Business Operations and Financial Management 01:13:04 – Workers’ Compensation and Business Audits 01:14:26 – Managing Workforce and Operations 01:15:36 – Celebrating Success and Networking 01:16:48 – Content Creation and Business Growth 01:17:11 – Navigating Industry Challenges 01:19:17 – Charleston White and Public Perception 01:20:35 – Spiritual Beliefs and Karma 01:21:00 – Overcoming Challenges and Staying Motivated 01:22:00 – Recognizing Opportunities and Business Insights 01:23:14 – Podcasting Journey and Industry Insights 01:24:57 – Centralizing Audience and Market Share 01:27:00 – Closing Remarks and Future Plans

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