“Blessed 2 Play” is sports radio with heart & soul! Uncovering the role that faith plays in the lives of athletes and sports professionals, host Ron Meyer shines a spotlight on the world of sports and the motivation behind life on and off the field.
Best Of McKenzi Weber
This week’s guest is McKenzi Weber who played division one volleyball at Kansas State. Host Ron Meyer talks with McKenzi about competing as a volleyball player in the Big 12 and why her Catholic faith was an important part of her life as a collegiate athlete.
Best Of Mike Smith
This week’s guest is Mike Smith who has been one of the leading jockeys in U.S. Thoroughbred racing history and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003. Mike won the most Breeders' Cup races of any jockey. In 2018, Smith rode Justify to the Triple Crown, becoming the oldest jockey to win the title at age 52. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about his prestigious riding career and how his Catholic faith guides him in his everyday life.
Best Of Bailey Landry
This week’s guest is Bailey Landry, a two-time All-American for the LSU Tigers softball team. Landry led the Tigers to three Women's College World Series appearances in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She later went on to play professional softball. Ron talks with Bailey about her rise to softball dominance and why her Catholic faith is essential in her everyday life.
Best Of Trevor Williams
This week’s guest is Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Trevor Williams. Host Ron Meyer talk’s with Trevor about his road to the show and the importance the Catholic faith is to this big league hurler. (This is an encore of the 04/22/17 show.)
Matt Russell
This week’s B2P collegiate spotlight show features Matt Russel a track athlete at the University of North Dakota. Host Ron Meyer talks with Matt about the integration of sports and his Catholic faith at the division 1 level.
Mike Lynch
This week’s guest is Mike Lynch the Head Women’s Soccer coach at Belmont Abbey College. Host Ron Meyer talks with Mike about developing a winning culture while committing to excellence and virtue at a Catholic college.
Best Of Andrew Fowler
This week’s guest is Andrew Fowler, who talks with host Ron Meyer, about the Knights of Columbus release of a four-part online series exploring the historical connection between the fraternal organization and America’s pastime, baseball.
Jim Pieczynski
This week’s guest is Jim Pieczynski, author of The Doubleday Code. Host Ron Meyer talks with Jim about the parallels between the sport of baseball and Catholicism.
Hannah Ammerman
This week’s B2P collegiate spotlight show features University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) volleyball player Hannah Ammerman. Host Ron Meyer talks with the Hannah about excelling at the division one level and the role faith plays in her life.
Tony Bozella
This week’s guest is Tony Bozzela the women’s head basketball coach at Seton Hall University. Despite an extended stay in the hospital due to contracting COVID-19, Bozzella turned in one of his finest coaching performances during the pandemic-stricken 2020-21 season. Ron talks with Tony how his Catholic faith guided him thru this harrowing time.
Best Of Kevin Wells
This week’s guest is Kevin Wells former MLB sportswriter with the Tampa Bay Rays and author of “Priest and Beggar”. Host Ron Meyer talks with Kevin about being a beat writer for a MLB team and why he wrote a book on the life of venerable Aloysius Schwartz.
Jason Romano
This week’s guest is former ESPN producer Jason Romano who talks with host Ron Meyer about his book “Live to Forgive”. Jason tells the story of the work God did to help him forgive his alcoholic abusive father.
Jerry Schmitt
Join Ron Meyer as he discusses faith and football with Jerry Schmitt; - Head Coach of the Duquesne Dukes!
Devlin Hodges
This week’s guest is Devlin “Duck” Hodges a professional football player who played in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and now in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Host Ron Meyer talks with Devlin about rising to the highest level of his profession while keeping his Catholic faith at the forefront.
Best Of Brad Soderberg
This week’s guest is Brad Soderberg, University of Virginia Men’s Assistant Basketball Coach. Host Ron Meyer talks with Brad about being part of the coaching staff that help lead the Cavaliers to a National Championship and why the Catholic faith is instrumental in his life.