Category: Episodes

012: TACO BELL FOR VALENTINE’S DAY?

Today we get to meet Lindsey Georgalas Ward, who stops by the studio to dish up the dirt on Hines.  We talk about her career in dancing, and how Hines courted her.  Then, we jump into current NFL news, including the rule changes for the 2016 season, what it’s like to compete for a starting job, and whether or not Calvin Johnson will “unretire” with the Patriots.  Finally, we drop into a slew of your questions from the Facebook fan page.


011: ANTHONY JESELNIK…THE HINES WARD OF COMEDY?

Anthony Jeselnik is one of the most brilliant comics on the scene today.  His slicing sarcasm and cocky delivery barely mask his delight at hearing laughs and groans from the audience.  His facial expression implies that he knows a secret that we don’t, and if you’re not smart enough to figure it out, then that’s on you.  He also happens to be a hardcore Hines Ward fan, having grown up in Pittsburgh.  His edgy, fearless comedy is akin to “going over the middle” in the entertainment world.  We chat about growing up a Steelers fan, how long it takes him to develop a new act (You won’t believe it…), what it’s like to really bomb on stage, and the mindset Anthony adopts with his comedy career.  (Hint:  He hustles, and outworks everyone)

Check out Anthony’s #1 Comedy Special on Netflix, “Thoughts & Prayers”.


010: Life vs. Football, Dealing with Depression, and Your Awesome Questions

Hey there.  On this episode of the Hines Ward Show, we talk about the Martavis Bryant suspension, how depression and “real life” situations affect athletes, what some athletes are doing (or not doing) post-football, keeping your eyes on your future, and what Hines did for his 40th Birthday in Vegas.  Then we dig into a BUNCH of your questions, and give you a good exercise to show gratitude every single day.

Posted in Podcast and tagged Depression, Hines Ward, Martavis Bryant, Steelers.


009: HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEATH!!!

Heeeeeeeeeeeeath.

For 11 seasons, Heath Miller ran over the middle, said almost nothing, and moved the chains for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  His sudden retirement at the age of 33 caught Steelers Nation, and the rest of NFL Fandom by huge surprise. We here at the HWS were the first interview he did, post-retirement, and we’re happy to share it with you.


008: HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY HINES!

Hines and Michael chat about how he spent his 40th birthday, how to have a winners/positive mindset, even though things aren’t going that well in your life, how to “compare up”, show gratitude, and keep a smile on your face.  Then they chat about some current football news, including the departure of Mike Ditka, retirement of Calvin Rodgers, and Antonio Brown on DWTS.  Finally, they wrap up with a few of your questions!

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007: JOE MANGANIELLO (TRUE BLOOD, MAGIC MIKE, PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY) IS A TRUE STEELERS FAN

Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday)  stops by to talk growing up in Pittsburgh, being a young athlete, what he thought was his big break, and what his life is like being married to Sofia Vergara.

Joe Manganiello is an American actor. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Susan (Brachanow) and Charles John Manganiello, and has a younger brother, Nicholas. His father is of Italian descent and his mother has German/Austrian/Croatian and Armenian ancestry. Joe was raised in Mount Lebanon and attended Mount Lebanon high school. During school, he was good at sports and was captain of the football, basketball and volleyball teams. He went on to play varsity level in all three. It was during school that he enjoyed making films with his friends and, as a result, became interested in acting. He went on to study acting at Carnegie Mellon, after which he moved to Los Angeles. He landed a great first job as ‘Flash Thompson’ in Spider-Man in 2002.  He would follow that up with the Spider Man sequels, and eventually landed a starring role as Alcide Herveaux on the hit HBO show “True Blood”, and most recently starred in Magic Mike.  He has a new movie, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, launching on Netflix on March 18.


06: LIFE AND FITNESS AFTER FOOTBALL, AND HINES FAVORITE TRAVEL STORIES

On this episode, Hines & Michael talk about Hines’ adjustment after football, his workout routine, why football is so important (especially to Steelers fans), and we get into some of Hines’ favorite trips of all time, including his Vegas insider tips.