Michael Holley Podcast: Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band - Why he loves music, and how Super Bowl LI was as a Falcons fan

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Michael Holley Podcast: Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band - Why he loves music, and how Super Bowl LI was as a Falcons fan

Michael talks to Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band about music, his Boston connection and what it was like as Falcons fan to watch the Patriots Super Bowl LI comeback

3:00 - Clay explains why he chose to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and how he and good friend John Mayer began their music careers together.
 

4:30 - Clay talks about which instruments he can play, tells the story about how he fell in love with the guitar and how he decided to turn his musical talents into a career.
 

9:00 - Clay discusses his relationship with John Mayer.

13:00 - Clay talks about being an Atlanta Falcons fan, his experience being at the Patriots’ comeback win in Super Bowl LI and how he respects Boston sports fans.

20:00 - Clay discusses being an Atlanta Hawks ball boy for a small period of time in the late 80s and early 90s and watching some all-time greats like Dominique Wilkins and Doc Rivers. 

23:30 - Clay talks about his approach to singing the national anthem and his past experiences doing so.

28:00 - Clay talks about touring with Zac Brown Band and how the band still isn’t as popular as most people think.

32:00 - Clay finishes up by giving one thing he loves about his industry and one thing he would change.

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Michael Holley Podcast: State of the Los Angeles Lakers with LA Times' Brad Turner

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Michael Holley Podcast: State of the Los Angeles Lakers with LA Times' Brad Turner

The NBA hot-stove season is in full swing so over the next few episodes Michael checks in with some of his NBA insider friends across the country. First up, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times,

They discuss all the moves that the Lakers have made so far, particularly the Anthony Davis trade and who actually won the deal? 

They also spoke about what other players the Lakers should target like Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard and is there any concern about team chemistry. 

Turner also gave his thoughts on what really went down in the Lakers front office and why Magic Johnson stepped down. 

Lastly, they broke down Jay-Z vs Kendrick Lamar in a lyrics battle. Who you got!? Enjoy the episode:

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MICHAEL HOLLEY PODCAST: A conversation with NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire

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MICHAEL HOLLEY PODCAST: A conversation with NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire

In this episode, Michael sits down with NBC Sports NHL 'Inside-the-Glass' analyst Pierre McGuire. He gave his thoughts on the 2019 Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. They also discussed the intricacies of coaching in the NHL and his transition into the media. Pierre also shared what he learned from his controversial "mansplaining" controversy with Kendall Coyne. Lastly, he shared a few of his favorite Jaromir Jagr stories with Michael.

1:11 - Thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final matchup

2:35 - How the Blues turned their season around

4:15 - Why Boston Sports teams are so successful

6:28 - 2019 Bruins vs 2013 & 2011 Bruins

8:13 -The evolution of Zdeno Chara

9:45 - Tim Thomas vs Tuukka Rask

12:45 - Making the transition into media

14:20 - Cheering for specific teams

17:36 - What he has learned from Doc Emrick

21:15 - His career path working in the NHL

22:24 - Coaching in the NHL now compared to when he coached

24:13 - What he learned from the Kendall Coyne situation

26:42 - Best concert he's ever been to

27:30 -What he loves and what he would change about the business

29:20 - Best hockey player he ever saw and best player today

30:00 - Jaromir Jagr stories

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