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Hall of Fame Head Coach Marv Levy joins Elliott & David to talk a little pigskin, and about his new book ,Between the Lies. Then we catch up with Hall of Fame Wide Reciever Lynn Swann. Plus, this week’s lovely lady is personal trainer & former kicker for the Chicago Bliss Michele Sotak.
Episode Segments:
Sports & Torts: Personal Trainer Michele Sotak.
Michelle talks about her time with the Chicago Bliss & how the experience led her into becoming a personal trainer. She has some training & diet tips, as well as a preview of how she trains her clients.
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Sports & Torts: Marv Levy
We talk to the former Bills head coach about his foray into fiction with his new books & the challenges of writing it. Then, we dish on the no-huddle offense, some of the new practice rules & his desire to be back on the sidelines.
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Sports Torts: Lynn Swann
It wasn’t easy covering Lynn on the field during his playing days. But we managed to cover quite a bit with him in this interview; the Steelers, Chuck Noll, Big Ben, politics, Terry Bradshaw & more!
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Marv Levy
In 1986, when Marv Levy was chosen to direct the fortunes of the Buffalo Bills, he brought with him more than 30 years of coaching experience. A graduate of Coe College, Levy began his pro coaching career in 1969 as kicking teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles before joining George Allen's staff as a special teams coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 1970. He followed Allen to Washington in 1971, where he served as the Redskins special teams coach for two seasons. Levy then served as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for five seasons. After two CFL Grey Cup championships, Levy returned to the NFL in 1978 as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. When he joined the Chiefs, the team was coming off a 2-12 season. Under his leadership, the team steadily improved, posting a 4-12 record in 1978, followed by a 7-9 season in 1979, 8-8 in 1980 and 9-7 in 1981. He left the Chiefs after a disappointing 3-6 in the strike-shortened 1982 season. Midway through the 1986 season, following a two-year hiatus from coaching and one season as the head coach of the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League, Levy returned to the NFL as head coach of the Bills. He finished the season with a 2-5 record. In 1987, his first full season with the Bills, the team returned to respectability with a 7-8 record and were in the playoff hunt throughout most of the season. The following season the team posted a 12-4 record and won the first of six AFC Eastern Division titles. With his high-powered no-huddle offense, Levy, who has a master's degree in English History from Harvard, went on to set a new standard for NFL coaches as he led his AFC championship team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances. From 1988 through 1997, the Bills were first in the AFC in winning percentage and second only to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Levy, the winningest coach in Bills history, recorded a 112-70 regular season record and was 11-8 in the playoffs during his 11 1/2 seasons with the Bills. He was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1988 and AFC Coach of the Year in 1988, 1993, and 1995.

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Lynn Swann
Lynn Swann became an artist in the world of football. While in high school, he was an All-American in football; he was also California Long Jump Champion, and he was still dancing. Accepting a scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC), Swann played football on two Rose Bowl teams. He played for the National Champions in 1972, and was team captain and most valuable player (MVP) in 1973. He was selected as an All-American, and was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations from the USC School of Journalism and was still dancing. For nine years, Lynn Swann was a vital player with the Steelers as they won four Super Bowls. He was named to the All-Rookie Team in ‘74, Pro Bowl in ‘76, ‘78, ‘79, MVP of Super Bowl X in ‘76, and was selected NFL Man of the Year in ‘81. In 2001, Swann was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All the dancing paid off. Swan appeared on stage with Gene Kelly, with ballet star Peter Martins and with dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp in a 1980 Omnibus television special. Lynn Swann began his broadcasting career in 1976 while still active with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Upon retirement in January, 1983, Swann began his career full-time with ABC Sports, which continues through today. Swann has broadcast a variety of events as a host, reporter, and analyst. Included in these events are: the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Winter Games in 1988, the Iditarod Trail sled dog race, International Diving Championships. USFL, NCAA, College and Monday Night Football, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the Irish Derby and Wide World of Sports. Away from work, Lynn Swann is an active community volunteer. He is on several boards of directors, and is a spokesperson for several national organizations. He has received numerous honors for outstanding service and contributions for the continued growth and development of our nation's young people. He has provided over 100 scholarships to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School for children between the ages of 10 and 18. Since 1980, Lynn Swann has been the National Spokesman for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He now serves on their National Board of Directors and was President of the national board from 1993 to 1995. He has traveled across the country and visited the White House on behalf of the nation's premiere one-to-one mentoring organization. In his free time, Lynn Swann enjoys playing golf, gourmet cooking, and collecting fine wines. Lynn Swann served as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from June 20, 2002 to July 30, 2005.

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Michele Sotak
Fitness and sports have always been an important part of my life. Although I enjoy most sports, my father played professional soccer so it's always been a major part of my family and favorite sport growing up. From 2008-2010, I was on the Chicago Fire Soccer promotional team. In 2009-2010, I played the starting Kicker and Wide Receiver for the Chicago Bliss football team in the first season of the Lingerie Football League. We won the Eastern Conference Championship title and it was one of the best experiences in my life. Dancing is one of my favorite hobbies. In 2005, I danced in festivals and major night clubs for the Chicago Honey Bears and sporting events for the Hot Rox in 2008. I'm also involved in Fitness Modeling and have represented top names in commercial exercise equipment. In 2009, I was a finalist in Shape Magazine's National Hot Body competition.

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