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John Ellis, Roll Ranger

Rick talks with inventor, John Ellis about why his latest product is a must-have gadget this holiday season?

Ellis is the founder of Optics for Hire and the inventor of Roll Ranger, the world’s first tape edge sensor that solves the everyday problem of losing the edge of the tape. This nifty device is the stocking stuffer you never knew you needed; saving you time, money, and frustration of split tape when wrapping Christmas presents. It could make a great addition to a list of holiday hacks or similar types of articles. Ellis and his inventions have been featured in Boston Globe, NBC4, SFGate, LinkedIn, and many others.

Certain inventions solve a problem so easily that you wonder how you ever got through life without it, and the Roll Ranger is one of those inventions! Have you ever struggled searching for the edge of the tape or end up tearing it then opting for a new roll? Roll Ranger has come to rescue, and is the ultimate solution to all your tape troubles. Say goodbye to tape frustration, and unwrap the gift of convenience this holiday season with Roll Ranger!

The Roll Ranger is the perfect gift for anyone in your family and makes an excellent stocking stuffer for every household.

Available for only $12.99 on Amazon, Ace Hardware, and the Roll Ranger Store.

Hear what it can do for you…

Max Duffy, Kentucky Punter, 2019 Ray Guy Award Winner

Rick is joined this week by University of Kentucky punter, Max Duffy. He just won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top college punter.

Duffy, of Perth, Australia, has been an absolute weapon for the Wildcats this season, dominating the field position game with his booming and accurate leg. He leads the nation in punting at 48.6 yards per punt and has helped the Cats lead the nation in net punting as well. He has been consistently excellent this season and was twice named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week. Duffy also is UK’s all-time leading career punter at 46.47 yards on 107 kicks.

Duffy recently earned first-team All-SEC honors by the AP, first-team All-America by the FWAA and was a second-team choice by the league coaches.

He was twice been named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week during the regular season and earned Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 28 after a magnificent night of punting vs. Missouri. He was on the Ray’s 8 weekly honor roll three times. He also was a First-Team Midseason All-America choice by ESPN and The Sporting News and a Second-Team Midseason All-America selection by the Associated Press.

Duffy is an interesting guy as he got his start in Australia playing Aussie Rules Football, before he even tried kicking an American football.

Rick and Max talk a wide range of topics. Have a listen.