Steve left his hometown of Santa Maria on the central coast of California in 2008 to finish his bachelors degree in communications at Cal State Fullerton and pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Shortly after beginning classes at Fullerton, he found the campus radio station and began hosting his own sports talk show and made it a goal of his to bring the schools top ranked baseball program to the station. After being one of the voices of the Titan basketball, and baseball, teams for two seasons, Steve got an internship on the Petros and Money Show in the Summer of 2011. Now, Steve works as a member of the AM 570 Fox Sports Radio promotions team and can be spotted all over southern California repping the brand.
They said it wasn't going to be flashy, but here are five reasons why I loved the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
1. Joe Namath: Why not? I honestly don't know why we don't let Joe host the whole damn thing! I have know idea what he said at the beginning to open the event, or if it even made any sense at all, but I do know that I loved every second of it!
2. Star Lotulelei: Most people probably couldn't tell you where this kid went to school, but if this big defensive tackle from Utah can live up to his name and put the ball back in Cam Newtons hands, the headline writers in Carolina will make easy money this Fall.
3. Jon Gruden and Mel Kiper, Jr: It's always must see TV when a superstar draft analyst and a Superbowl winning, former NFL head coach, go head to head in New York at the first round of the draft. It was a close fight, but I think Gruden found a way to grind out the victory.
4. Draft Jewelry: Did anyone happen to notice the ice that some of these guys were sporting? In particular, from the players' in the top 10? That is some serious bling being flashed on players that have yet to play a meaningful gave under a professional contract. I'm not trying to hate at all, I love diamonds. Superbowl rings look really nice, too.
5. Draft fans: Let this be a lesson to all draft fanatics: Do your proper research before making a fool of yourself. Thanks to our friend Ben Maller and his Twitter account for this little nugget: http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/cold-hard-football-facts-blog/live-from-radio-city-reporter-punks-nfl-draft-fans/22404/
Seriously though, if you did take four hours out of your Thursday evening to watch 32 NFL teams decide their future, you most likely witnessed the birth of two or three future superstar careers. By the way, can anyone tell me who was the first pick?