Jeff Snader has been making waves in the ultimate community for nearly a decade. From back when he was coaching Philadelphia Southpaw to serving as Commissioner and President of Major League Ultimate, Jeff is a man of action. After leading the Philadelphia Spinners to a championship in the first season of the AUDL, he broke off and started his own league, the MLU.
He served for three years as the commissioner and president of the MLU and has been a vocal supporter of the growth of the sport. He gave some really good insight on getting sponsorship for ultimate events and leagues.
He came on the show to discuss his entrepreneurial background, vision for the future of the sport, and pick his save the world team.
Jeff’s Save-the-World Team
Jonathan “Goose” Helton
*4 men and 3 women who would be tasked with playing to five against aliens in a Space Jam scenario.
Jeff’s Challenge; Carry a disc around and take the opportunity to throw with and teach the game to kids.
BONUS CHALLENGE; Wake up in the morning by taking a 15 second ice cold shower!
Zig Ziglar (must watch for anyone who is human) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRMogDrHnMQ
Seth Godin - Brand - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/brand-exceptionalism.html
Greatest Marine in History - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller
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Evan Lepler is the AUDL’s lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN3. He also calls games for USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour and College Championships. His goal is to introduce more casual sports fans to ultimate, and getting league games broadcast on ESPN3 is a good first step.
Lepler stumbled into ultimate in his first year at Wake Forest University. In his first week on campus he spotted a flyer for ultimate in his dorm, and headed to the quad to check it. He played barefoot for hours, and was hooked. The summer between freshman and sophomore year he threw for one or two hours a day, and eventually captained the men’s squad at Wake Forest for two years.
Evan wanted to be a sports broadcaster since he was 8 or 9 years old, so after graduation, he decided not to get involved in the ultimate club scene, which would require practices on nights and weekends, in favor of working his way up the broadcast ladder. For many years, he has covered men’s and women’s college basketball, minor league baseball, and college football.
Evan’s Challenge; Share ultimate media with folks who are not familiar with the sport to spread awareness and acceptance.
Evan’s Save the Planet Team
Evan’s Tuesday Toss
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