Meet Bleacher Report Radio: Athletic prowesses

SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio, found on XM channel 208 and Sirius channel 93, delivers engaging content from one of the leading digital sports destinations. Among the channel’s hosts are writers and contributors to Bleacher Report. We’re getting to know the hosts on this channel through a series of sports-related questions that range from the informative to the absurd.

What’s the highest level of sports you participated in?  And what was your proudest moment as an athlete?

Ryan Bailey, co-host of Soccer Sunday

College soccer, eight-time marathon finisher, county-level swimmer, dive bar-level pool player … I went to an Adidas technology event in London where Zinedine Zidane was demonstrating a new ball that could tell how fast you kicked it. I kicked it 0.5 mph harder than him. He didn’t know we were competing, but take that, Zizou!

Will Carroll, co-host of the B/R Afternoon Drive

College … ​Coming back from rotator cuff surgery.

Jason Goff, co-host of the B/R Afternoon Drive

High school football … Every bone-jarring screen I set on Monday nights when we play pickup basketball.

Nick Kostos, co-host of the B/R Fantasy Football Show

I tried out for the high school soccer team. They wanted me to run three miles a day. I went home and played video games instead … I scored several game-winning goals in St. Anastasia (Little Neck, N.Y.)’s championship CYO soccer season in 1993.

Dan Levy, co-host of The Morning B/Reakaway

I screwed up my knee getting taken out during an adult co-ed soccer league a few years ago. Couldn’t play for six months. Does that count? … I scored the game-winning goal for the South Jersey Grand Championship when I was 10. It was downhill from there.

Eric Mack, co-host of the B/R Fantasy Football Show

I was a high school football player, wrestler and baseball player. I was named Avon, N.Y., senior class athlete of the year. and didn’t make the final cut on my college baseball team as a walk-on … I did some great things in an amateur’s world. I wouldn’t single out one, especially since some of my favorite moments came playing adult softball. Perhaps hitting a playoff walk-off homer in an adult softball league in South Florida, but that was meaningless against some of my high school touchdowns, game-winning hits and wrestling victories.

Barrett Sallee, co-host of College Football Hangover

High school baseball and amateur motocross … Representing the USA all over Hong Kong and China as a 13-year-old baseball player in 1994.

Will Tidey, co-host of Soccer Sunday

I played a few games for Norwich City at youth team level, and on a semi-professional basis for a non-league side called Horsham Town. The problem was I peaked at 16 and it was all downhill from there … My dad was still playing soccer, in his 40s, when I made my first appearance for my local village team at about 15 years old. There was a game we played together as a strike pair and both scored goals. You can’t buy moments like that.

Nicole Zaloumis, co-host of The B/R Spotlight

Captain/coach of my college dance team, if you consider dance a sport, at the University of San Francisco … Winning most valuable swimmer at 6-under.

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