Blessed2Play

“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.
Blessed2Play - 03/28/2020 - (Best Of) Jared Hughes
Listen as Ron Meyer visits with MLB Pitcher Jared Hughes about the role faith has played in his career!
Blessed2Play - 03/14/2020 - (Best Of) Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
This week's guest is ultra-runner Miriam Diaz-Gilbert. Ron talks with the endurance athlete about her Catholic spirituality, suffering, meaning, and resiliency on the course and in her life!
Blessed2Play - 03/07/2020 - (Best Of) Graham Black
This week’s guest is pro hockey player Graham Black who plays for the NHL’s New Jersey Devil affiliate in Albany. I’ll chat with this rising prospect on his journey to the professional ranks and conversion to the Catholic faith.
Blessed2Play - 02/29/2020 - (Best Of) Boomer Collins
This week’s guest is Boomer Collins. After playing pro baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization Boomer decided to give the sport of Cricket a try, which led him to India where he honed his skills and is now vying for a spot on the United States national team. I’ll also chat w/ Boomer on why faith in Christ is his guiding light.
Blessed2Play - 02/22/2020 - Lauren Hartman
Today’s Blessed2Play collegiate spotlight show features Lauren Hartman, a right side hitter for the University of South Alabama Jaguars. Ron talks to this division 1 athlete about her career competing in the Sun Belt Conference and why her Catholic faith guides her on and off the court.
Blessed2Play - 02/15/2020 - Autry Denson
This week’s guest is former University of Notre Dame and NFL running back Autry Denson. The all-time leading rusher in Notre Dame history chats with Ron about why his faith grounded him as a player and now as a coach at Charleston Southern University.
Blessed2Play - 02/08/2020 - Trevor Williams
This week’s guest is Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams. Ron talks to Trevor about where he finds his true identity as a pitcher on the world’s largest baseball stage.
Blessed2Play - 02/01/2020 - Tunch Ilken (Best Of)
This week’s guest is Tunch Ilken a former 2-Time Pro Bowl selection and member of the All Time Pittsburgh Steelers Team. Ron talks with Tunch about his unconventional journey to the NFL and why he is reaching out to men and encouraging them in their faith lives.
Blessed2Play - 01/25/2020 - Cris Dishman
Today’s Guest is Cris Dishman coach and former cornerback who played for the Houston Oilers, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins during his thirteen-year career from 1988 to 2000 in the National Football League. Ron talks with Cris about his formation at St. Francis DeSales High School in Louisville and how Catholic education and formation prepared him for life on and off the grid iron.
Blessed2Play - 01/18/2020 - 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.
Blessed2Play - 01/11/2020 - Deacon Steve Javie
Today’s guest is Deacon Steve Javie regarded as one of the most respected referees during his NBA officiating career. I’ll talk to Steve about his time officiating in the association and why he chose to study to be a deacon in the Catholic church.
Blessed2Play - 01/04/2020 - Tommy Bowden
This week's guest is Tommy Bowden, who is part of the most storied coaching families NCAA D1 College Football. Ron talks with this former Clemson Tigers coach about his coaching career and his book "Winning Character"
Blessed2Play - 12/28/2019 - (Best of) Kielce Gussie
This week’s Blessed2Play collegiate spotlight show features Mount St. Mary’s University track athlete Kielce Gussie. Ron talks with Kielce about being a division one student athlete and how she keeps on track with her life of faith.
Blessed2Play - 12/21/2019 - (Best of) Anthony Maranise
This week’s guest is Anthony Maranise author of the book “Sport and the Spiritual Life”. I’ll talk w/ Anthony about his book and his work as a sports chaplain.
Blessed2Play - 12/14/2019 - (Best of) Dan Duddy
This week’s guest is Dan Duddy a former longtime high school football coach in New Jersey who currently assists in forming Catholic Athlete For Christ (CAC) chapters in high schools across the country.