Blessed2Play

“Blessed 2 Play” is sports radio with heart & soul! Uncovering the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals, host Ron Meyer shines a spotlight on the world of sports and the motivation behind life on and off the field.
2022-01-09
Best Of Brian Basile
This week’s guest is Brian Basile who has coached high school, college and professional football. Brian made his mark on coaching during his time in professional indoor football with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League. Host Ron Meyer talks with Brian about incorporating his Catholic faith in coaching young athletes. This is an encore of the 11/28/21 show.
2022-01-02
Best Of Gil Hodges, Jr.
This week’s guest is Gil Hodges, Jr. Host Ron Meyer talks with Gil Jr. about a new documentary “Soul of a Champion” that chronicles the life of his father Gil Hodges, former Brooklyn Dodger and NY Mets Manager, who became a World Series champion.
2021-12-26
Best Of Bob Crable
This week’s guest is Bob Crable a consensus all-American linebacker at the University of Notre Dame who went on to play pro football in the NFL with the NY Jets. Host Ron Meyer talks with Bob about his journey to the NFL and why his faith led him to teach religion in high school. (This is an encore of the 10/03/21 show.)
2021-12-19
Best Of John Harbaugh
This week’s guest is Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh is widely respected for his intense work ethic and is considered one of the best head coaches currently in the NFL. He has led the Ravens to 82 wins (including playoffs) since his tenure began in 2008. I’ll talk with this Super Bowl winning coach about his path to the NFL and how faith shapes his life on and off the gridiron
2021-12-12
Kyle Murray
This week’s guest is Kyle Murray, the strength and conditioning coach for Western Michigan football. Host Ron Meyer talks with Kyle about physically preparing the collegiate athlete for game day and why practicing the Catholic faith is essential for him to be at his best.
2021-12-05
Gil Hodges, Jr.
This week’s guest is Gil Hodges, Jr. Host Ron Meyer talks with Gil Jr. about a new documentary “Soul of a Champion” that chronicles the life of his father Gil Hodges, former Brooklyn Dodger and NY Mets Manager, who became a World Series champion.
2021-11-28
Brian Basile
This week’s guest is Brian Basile who has coached high school, college and professional football. Brian made his mark on coaching during his time in professional indoor football with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League. Host Ron Meyer talks with Brian about incorporating his Catholic faith in coaching young athletes.
2021-11-21
Best Of Jim Heim
This week’s guest is Jim Heim, sports agent and founder of Heroic Athletic Leadership Organization (HALO). Host Ron Meyer talks with Jim about developing athletes into leaders with character. (This is an encore of the 05/16/21 show)
2021-11-14
Andrew Fowler
This week’s guest is Andrew Fowler, who talks with host Ron Meyer, about the Knights of Columbus release of a four-part online series exploring the historical connection between the fraternal organization and America’s pastime, baseball.
2021-11-07
Richard Lane
This week’s guest is Richard Lane, a Catholic evangelist, and son of NFL Hall of Famer Dick “Night Train” Lane. Host Ron Meyer talks with Richard about his dedication to preaching the Gospel and his father’s rise to NFL stardom.
2021-10-31
Mike Smith
This week’s guest is Mike Smith who has been one of the leading jockeys in U.S. Thoroughbred racing history and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003. Mike won the most Breeders' Cup races of any jockey. In 2018, Smith rode Justify to the Triple Crown, becoming the oldest jockey to win the title at age 52. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about his prestigious riding career and how his Catholic faith guides him in his everyday life.
2021-10-24
Best Of Mike McCoy
Today’s guest is Mike McCoy. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame where he played football and was a Consensus All-American. He was chosen UPI Lineman of the year and was sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting his senior year. He was the #1 draft choice of the Green Bay Packers where he played defensive tackle. He played eleven years in the NFL – seven with Green Bay, two with the Oakland Raiders and two with the New York Giants. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about his football career and his work talking to young people in Catholic schools across America.
2021-10-17
John Chick
This week’s guest is former NFL and CFL lineman John Chick. Host Ron Meyer talks with John about identity and on the importance of having an authentic view of self as a child of God.
2021-10-10
Kevin Wells
This week’s guest is Kevin Wells former MLB sportswriter with the Tampa Bay Rays and author of “Priest and Beggar”. Host Ron Meyer talks with Kevin about being a beat writer for a MLB team and why he wrote a book on the life of venerable Aloysius Schwartz.
2021-10-03
Bob Crable
This week’s guest is Bob Crable a consensus all-American linebacker at the University of Notre Dame who went on to play pro football in the NFL with the NY Jets. Host Ron Meyer talks with Bob about his journey to the NFL and why his faith led him to teach religion in high school.