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Dr. Leigh Ann Curl, Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens



Rick is joined by one of the most well respected doctors in sports this week, on “Tech of Sports.”

Dr. Leigh Ann Curl is the Chief of Orthopaedics at MedStar Harbor Hospital. As part of the MedStar Sports Medicine team, Dr. Curl is the head orthopaedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens. She has been with the Ravens since 1998.

In March 2018, she was elected President of the NFL Physicians Society. As president, Dr. Curl will help provide direction and support for the physicians and athletic trainers to ensure athletes receive the highest standard of medical and surgical care.

Rick talks with Dr. Curl as she is serving as a judge in the NFL First and Future competition in Atlanta during Super Bowl Weekend.

In addition, she is currently assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles, and has also served as team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins, the New York Mets, USA Women’s Basketball, USA Women’s Rugby, Johns Hopkins University and St. John’s University in New York.

Dr. Curl is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is board certified and has trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut where she played collegiate basketball. Her expertise is sports-related injuries and complex conditions of the shoulder and knee.

Fascinating talk and Dr. Curl, is a fountain of knowledge.


Scott Hansen, NFL RedZone



Rick is joined this episode by Scott Hansen, host of the popular NFL RedZone channel each Sunday.

Hansen was in Atlanta for Super Bowl week in Atlanta, hosting the NFL’s 1st and Future event. This is an annual “Shark Tank” like competition where football ideas are brought before a panel of judges and could become an actual product the NFL could use.

In 1993 Hanson landed his first job as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Michigan. He then moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1994, sticking with NBC to be a reporter for WICS-TV. Next, Hanson headed south to ABC affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa, Florida, where he covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rise under coach Tony Dungy.

Scott then did a two-year stint in 2000 with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, where he served as an anchor on SportsNite as well as intermission reporter for the Philadelphia Flyers. In 2002, Hanson moved to sister network Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as a main anchor and reporter. There, Hanson was reunited with his former WFTS-TV colleague Sage Steele, who joined CSN Mid-Atlantic a year earlier (2001).

In 2006, Hanson left CSN Mid-Atlantic to join the NFL Network, where he serves as a reporter, anchor, and host.

As of 2009, Hanson is a National Correspondent and host of NFL Network’s show, NFL RedZone which debuted in Fall of 2009. On Sundays he presents NFL coverage live and on Mondays hosts Up to the Minute looking at NFL games from the previous week along with a preview of the Monday Night Football matchup. In addition, Hanson also co-anchors NFL Total Access during the week.

Scott talks about the competition he just hosted, his love of tech and the RedZone.

NFL RedZone take fans from game to game to see the most exciting plays. Fans catch their favorite teams and players in HD every Sunday afternoon during the season – all on one channel.

 

 

 


Warrick Dunn, FedEx Junior Business Challenge and Warrick Dunn Charities



An honor to be joined by former NFL All-Pro running back, Warrick Dunn, this week on “Tech of Sports.”

We all know what Warrick has done on and off the football field, but I talk with the former NFL-er at the PGA Tour Championship as he was a judge in the FedEx Junior Business Challenge. Think of this as a part 2 this week to the previous “TOS” with Rosa Santos.

Dunn is involved in many different business interests, so he was the perfect person to judge and give advice to these young competitors and entrepreneurs.

Dunn started Homes for the Holidays in 1997 during his rookie year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The program is a tribute to his mother, Betty Smothers, a Baton Rouge police officer, who as a single-mother of six, worked tirelessly to achieve the American dream of owning her own home.

While working a second job as a security guard, she was ambushed and killed. Ms. Betty was never able to realize her dream.

Warrick Dunn, former all-pro running back and philanthropist, began Homes for the Holidays during his rookie season in the NFL to honor his late mother, Betty Smothers.

Since 1997, thousands of children and families have benefited from programs activated by NFL great Warrick Dunn.

Warrick Dunn greet competitors