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Keepin' It A Hundo

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Keepin' It A Hundo

Keepin' It A Hundo

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I know a lot of interesting people. My podcast allows me to go in depth with some of my friends, and others I've met along the way. It also gives me the opportunity, or an excuse to have conversations with people I never would have had the chance to meet. Most of my guests are very successful people, but I'm not as concerned with the success as I am with the adversity they overcame to get where they're at. The topics discussed on my podcast include sports, culture, music, travel, food, health, wellness, steel cage matches and death row meals. And I always keep it a Hundo!

Latest Episodes

Mike "Sweetchuck" Procopio

EMike Procopio, better known as Sweetchuck, looks like a cross between Danny DeVito and Uncle Fester. He scored 4 points in his high school basketball career and Kobe Bryant trusted him to be his personal "basketball whisperer" for 4 years. From helping out with the BABC AAU team in Boston, to assistant coaching at Suffolk University, Sweetchuck is an unlikely basketball savant. He parlayed those gigs into a scouting job with the Boston Celtics and eventually a 6 year run as a player development coach with the Dallas Mavericks. We took a deep dive into how he gained the trust of some of the greatest minds in the game including Danny Ainge, Kevin McHale, Tim Grover, Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and the late great Kobe “Bean” Bryant. And I had to ask him about the time Chris Herren tried to stuff him into a trash can and roll him back to Revere from Fall River.

146 MINMAY 30
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Mike "Sweetchuck" Procopio

Bill Bayno Returns

EBack by popular demand on Keepin’ It A Hundo, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Bill Bayno stopped by while quarantining in Miami. We discussed the affect the pandemic has had on the NBA and particularly on him. His mother Sophie passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19. This has been been quite a trying time for Bill. We also broke down the current state of America and how divided it is. And of course two hoop junkies had to discuss the MJ doc and how Bill got to know Jordan. This podcast is dedicated to Sophie Bayno.

111 MINMAY 21
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Bill Bayno Returns

Dr. Jai Eswara

EIn 1984 my first grade teacher, Mrs. Dea, asked me to be nice to the "new kid" in class. The "new kid" was Jai Eswara and we both loved 80's hip hop, the Celtics, and Fletch. Pat "Hendu" Henebury was in our class too so Jai Bahr, Hendu, and I have been tight ever since. After playing football together in high school Jai Bahr went on to Johns Hopkins for undergrad and eventually Harvard Med School. He is currently the Chief Urologist at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. He is an extremely talented surgeon and one of the only doctors in the greater Boston area with an expertise in urologic trauma and reconstruction. Last month, he tested positive for COVID-19 so we discussed how that affected him and his family. We also did a deep dive into our trip to Japan last year. We discovered the best pizza in the world is made in Tokyo and Zima is alive and well in Japan. We also explain the time honored tradition of eating at Sushi Dai at 5am in Toyosu Market. He's the most intelligen...

70 MINAPR 24
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Dr. Jai Eswara

Nesby Phips

EI was attending a wedding in New Orleans over the weekend so I reached out to NOLA native Nesby Phips to grab some lunch and record a podcast. He’s engrained in the community there and the music of NO is engrained in him. He grew up in Hollygrove and the 3rd Ward with hip hop luminaries like Lil Wayne, Curren$y and Mack Maine. As a rapper/producer he’s worked on albums with them as well. He’s also put in work with NO legend Juvenile and some notables outside of NO like Wiz Khalifa and H.E.R. We chopped it up in the 3rd Ward at Heard Dat Kitchen. He told us about his family lineage, being the grand nephew of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and about the time he rode a horse named Shiloh at 4am, somewhere on the outskirts of Boston. I’m also fortunate to have his music as the theme music for Keepin’ It A Hundo. All of the music you hear on my podcast is courtesy of Nesby Phips and his instrumental album Phipstrumentals.

70 MINMAR 6
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Nesby Phips

Todd Marinovich

EYou can't make this stuff up. Todd Marinovich was born and bred to play quarterback from the womb. His father, Marv Marinovich, was innovative if not abusive. He carefully designed a strict diet and training regimen for Todd that was way ahead of its time. Todd had even achieved Marv's dreams and beyond, for a few years. Todd was named national high school football player of the year and was featured in Sports Illustrated when he was 17. That is when I became aware of him. I was playing QB for my Pop Warner football at the time. I wanted to be like Todd, so I stopped eating fast food. Todd went on to start at Marv's alma mater, USC, as a freshman. After just 2 years he was taken in the first round by the LA Raiders (also the same team Marv had played for) and started as a rookie. But Marv's dream wasn't exactly Todd's dream. After just 2 years, he was out of the NFL. He had always used drugs to cope with the pressure. Now he was a full blown drug addict. It got so bad that Todd was ...

148 MINFEB 15
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Todd Marinovich

Jermon Bushrod

EJermon Bushrod has been a model of consistency and perseverance throughout his life and into his NFL career. From a small town in Virginia to Towson University to a Super Bowl title with the New Orleans Saints, he established himself as one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. In 2011, he led the entire league in snaps played. That means he doesn't take plays off. It earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance and followed it up in 2012 with another Pro Bowl. He spent most of his 12 year career with the Saints, but also spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Last season, in his second stint with the Saints Jermon and his wife Jessica lost a child during the season. Being the dependable teammate that he is, Jermon returned to the team with a heavy heart and helped the Saints reach the playoffs. His teammates appreciated it so much they voted him as the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. Jermon Bushrod is a real one.

77 MIN2019 AUG 30
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Jermon Bushrod

EJ Manuel Update

EMy good friend EJ Manuel stopped by to talk about his transition from NFL QB to college football analyst. We get into his decision to retire and start a new career as well as some food, travel and NBA talk. Now I've eaten at a lot of interesting places, but I've never eaten at a restaurant that is pitch black with blind waiters. EJ has.

49 MIN2019 AUG 10
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EJ Manuel Update

Sabrian "Boo" Sledge

EBoo put himself on the hip hop map when he was featured on Fiesta and the Fiesta Remix, with R. Kelly and Jay-Z. The song was #1 on the Billboard hip hop chart for 5 weeks and #6 on the Billboard top 100. It was also one of the anthems to my college experience and I always took pride in knowing he grew up with one of my closest friends, Courtney "Blacknoyz" Chew. Boo was also featured in several other R. Kelly songs, who Boo credits for putting him in the game. We had to have a tough discussion about his mentor and the man I once considered my favorite singer. I'm glad he's finally locked up. Let's hope he stays there. He was also signed to Cash Money and was featured on the Big Tymers platinum album "Hood Rich" with Lil Wayne and Birdman. The Chicago native eventually came back to The Chi and opened the best sneaker boutique in town. It's called Flee Club.

104 MIN2019 JUL 19
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Sabrian "Boo" Sledge

Schea Cotton

EWhen I was 15 I went to the Boston Shootout and saw a kid my age, that resembled a man, dominating against guys that were 2-3 years older than him. And they were already headed to play at big time colleges. The Manchild’s name was Schea Cotton. That was the day I realized I had no future playing basketball. From that point on, I followed his career. I even had some of his pictures from Slam Magazine on my wall next to posters of Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Reggie Lewis. Schea Cotton was the best high school player in the country in 1995 and was destined for NBA greatness. But things didn't exactly go as planned and he never played a game in the NBA. Ron Artest called him, “Lebron James before there ever was a Lebron James...” He once dunked on Kevin Garnett 3 times in an AAU game and finished the game with 38 points. KG was a senior. Schea was only a sophomore. If they only had YouTube or social media back then. Needless to say, a series of unfortunate events and outside influ...

101 MIN2019 JUL 12
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Schea Cotton

Bill Bayno

EBill Bayno is an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, but I first heard his name when he was a young assistant coach on John Calipari's UMass staff in the early 90's. Led by Marcus Camby, they were as good as any team in the country. His success there landed him the job as the new head coach at UNLV. He also coached under the legendary PJ Carlesimo at Seton Hall and Larry Brown at Kansas, where they won a national championship. Despite all of that coaching success, Bayno was struggling with drugs and alcohol. Some of the most impressive things Bayno has done hasn't been as a coach, although his impact as a coach is undeniable. He has been sober since 2002. He’s adopted children. He was a D2 All American at Sacred Heart. He once dropped 53 in a Rucker League game. He had dinner with Larry Bird and gambled with Charles Barkley. And in 1976, when he rapped under the name MC Snow, he may have been the first white rapper ever.

122 MIN2019 JUL 6
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Bill Bayno

Latest Episodes

Mike "Sweetchuck" Procopio

EMike Procopio, better known as Sweetchuck, looks like a cross between Danny DeVito and Uncle Fester. He scored 4 points in his high school basketball career and Kobe Bryant trusted him to be his personal "basketball whisperer" for 4 years. From helping out with the BABC AAU team in Boston, to assistant coaching at Suffolk University, Sweetchuck is an unlikely basketball savant. He parlayed those gigs into a scouting job with the Boston Celtics and eventually a 6 year run as a player development coach with the Dallas Mavericks. We took a deep dive into how he gained the trust of some of the greatest minds in the game including Danny Ainge, Kevin McHale, Tim Grover, Dirk Nowitzki, Rajon Rondo and the late great Kobe “Bean” Bryant. And I had to ask him about the time Chris Herren tried to stuff him into a trash can and roll him back to Revere from Fall River.

146 MINMAY 30
Comments
Mike "Sweetchuck" Procopio

Bill Bayno Returns

EBack by popular demand on Keepin’ It A Hundo, Indiana Pacers assistant coach Bill Bayno stopped by while quarantining in Miami. We discussed the affect the pandemic has had on the NBA and particularly on him. His mother Sophie passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19. This has been been quite a trying time for Bill. We also broke down the current state of America and how divided it is. And of course two hoop junkies had to discuss the MJ doc and how Bill got to know Jordan. This podcast is dedicated to Sophie Bayno.

111 MINMAY 21
Comments
Bill Bayno Returns

Dr. Jai Eswara

EIn 1984 my first grade teacher, Mrs. Dea, asked me to be nice to the "new kid" in class. The "new kid" was Jai Eswara and we both loved 80's hip hop, the Celtics, and Fletch. Pat "Hendu" Henebury was in our class too so Jai Bahr, Hendu, and I have been tight ever since. After playing football together in high school Jai Bahr went on to Johns Hopkins for undergrad and eventually Harvard Med School. He is currently the Chief Urologist at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. He is an extremely talented surgeon and one of the only doctors in the greater Boston area with an expertise in urologic trauma and reconstruction. Last month, he tested positive for COVID-19 so we discussed how that affected him and his family. We also did a deep dive into our trip to Japan last year. We discovered the best pizza in the world is made in Tokyo and Zima is alive and well in Japan. We also explain the time honored tradition of eating at Sushi Dai at 5am in Toyosu Market. He's the most intelligen...

70 MINAPR 24
Comments
Dr. Jai Eswara

Nesby Phips

EI was attending a wedding in New Orleans over the weekend so I reached out to NOLA native Nesby Phips to grab some lunch and record a podcast. He’s engrained in the community there and the music of NO is engrained in him. He grew up in Hollygrove and the 3rd Ward with hip hop luminaries like Lil Wayne, Curren$y and Mack Maine. As a rapper/producer he’s worked on albums with them as well. He’s also put in work with NO legend Juvenile and some notables outside of NO like Wiz Khalifa and H.E.R. We chopped it up in the 3rd Ward at Heard Dat Kitchen. He told us about his family lineage, being the grand nephew of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and about the time he rode a horse named Shiloh at 4am, somewhere on the outskirts of Boston. I’m also fortunate to have his music as the theme music for Keepin’ It A Hundo. All of the music you hear on my podcast is courtesy of Nesby Phips and his instrumental album Phipstrumentals.

70 MINMAR 6
Comments
Nesby Phips

Todd Marinovich

EYou can't make this stuff up. Todd Marinovich was born and bred to play quarterback from the womb. His father, Marv Marinovich, was innovative if not abusive. He carefully designed a strict diet and training regimen for Todd that was way ahead of its time. Todd had even achieved Marv's dreams and beyond, for a few years. Todd was named national high school football player of the year and was featured in Sports Illustrated when he was 17. That is when I became aware of him. I was playing QB for my Pop Warner football at the time. I wanted to be like Todd, so I stopped eating fast food. Todd went on to start at Marv's alma mater, USC, as a freshman. After just 2 years he was taken in the first round by the LA Raiders (also the same team Marv had played for) and started as a rookie. But Marv's dream wasn't exactly Todd's dream. After just 2 years, he was out of the NFL. He had always used drugs to cope with the pressure. Now he was a full blown drug addict. It got so bad that Todd was ...

148 MINFEB 15
Comments
Todd Marinovich

Jermon Bushrod

EJermon Bushrod has been a model of consistency and perseverance throughout his life and into his NFL career. From a small town in Virginia to Towson University to a Super Bowl title with the New Orleans Saints, he established himself as one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL. In 2011, he led the entire league in snaps played. That means he doesn't take plays off. It earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance and followed it up in 2012 with another Pro Bowl. He spent most of his 12 year career with the Saints, but also spent time with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Last season, in his second stint with the Saints Jermon and his wife Jessica lost a child during the season. Being the dependable teammate that he is, Jermon returned to the team with a heavy heart and helped the Saints reach the playoffs. His teammates appreciated it so much they voted him as the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. Jermon Bushrod is a real one.

77 MIN2019 AUG 30
Comments
Jermon Bushrod

EJ Manuel Update

EMy good friend EJ Manuel stopped by to talk about his transition from NFL QB to college football analyst. We get into his decision to retire and start a new career as well as some food, travel and NBA talk. Now I've eaten at a lot of interesting places, but I've never eaten at a restaurant that is pitch black with blind waiters. EJ has.

49 MIN2019 AUG 10
Comments
EJ Manuel Update

Sabrian "Boo" Sledge

EBoo put himself on the hip hop map when he was featured on Fiesta and the Fiesta Remix, with R. Kelly and Jay-Z. The song was #1 on the Billboard hip hop chart for 5 weeks and #6 on the Billboard top 100. It was also one of the anthems to my college experience and I always took pride in knowing he grew up with one of my closest friends, Courtney "Blacknoyz" Chew. Boo was also featured in several other R. Kelly songs, who Boo credits for putting him in the game. We had to have a tough discussion about his mentor and the man I once considered my favorite singer. I'm glad he's finally locked up. Let's hope he stays there. He was also signed to Cash Money and was featured on the Big Tymers platinum album "Hood Rich" with Lil Wayne and Birdman. The Chicago native eventually came back to The Chi and opened the best sneaker boutique in town. It's called Flee Club.

104 MIN2019 JUL 19
Comments
Sabrian "Boo" Sledge

Schea Cotton

EWhen I was 15 I went to the Boston Shootout and saw a kid my age, that resembled a man, dominating against guys that were 2-3 years older than him. And they were already headed to play at big time colleges. The Manchild’s name was Schea Cotton. That was the day I realized I had no future playing basketball. From that point on, I followed his career. I even had some of his pictures from Slam Magazine on my wall next to posters of Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Reggie Lewis. Schea Cotton was the best high school player in the country in 1995 and was destined for NBA greatness. But things didn't exactly go as planned and he never played a game in the NBA. Ron Artest called him, “Lebron James before there ever was a Lebron James...” He once dunked on Kevin Garnett 3 times in an AAU game and finished the game with 38 points. KG was a senior. Schea was only a sophomore. If they only had YouTube or social media back then. Needless to say, a series of unfortunate events and outside influ...

101 MIN2019 JUL 12
Comments
Schea Cotton

Bill Bayno

EBill Bayno is an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, but I first heard his name when he was a young assistant coach on John Calipari's UMass staff in the early 90's. Led by Marcus Camby, they were as good as any team in the country. His success there landed him the job as the new head coach at UNLV. He also coached under the legendary PJ Carlesimo at Seton Hall and Larry Brown at Kansas, where they won a national championship. Despite all of that coaching success, Bayno was struggling with drugs and alcohol. Some of the most impressive things Bayno has done hasn't been as a coach, although his impact as a coach is undeniable. He has been sober since 2002. He’s adopted children. He was a D2 All American at Sacred Heart. He once dropped 53 in a Rucker League game. He had dinner with Larry Bird and gambled with Charles Barkley. And in 1976, when he rapped under the name MC Snow, he may have been the first white rapper ever.

122 MIN2019 JUL 6
Comments
Bill Bayno
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