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Tim Cook | Average to Savage EP172

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This is the one hundred and seventy-second episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring pro football player Tim Cook. Paul Guarino talked with Tim Cook discussing his football journey, how he got into NFTs, and his NFT project.  

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This podcast interview with Tim Cook was originally recorded on May 27, 2022

This is the average to savage podcast with Paul Greno everyone in anyone, athletes, selebs and much more. This episode is powered by Meta fans. Meta fans is an NFT project for all the sports lovers. You know why you should get Meta fans? You know why you should get it because it got the ultimate utility. What is utility? It's the perks of having an NFT. You thought about getting nft right, probably. So this is the one to get for sports lovers. You know why? Because free ticket GIVEAWAYS, free in real life events. They're going to be doing cash prizes for fantasy sports and all that good stuff, pickums and all that. You love fantasy sports. I know it, right. Yeah, okay. So then you're going to go to the website, Meta fanscom. You're going to mint it for point zero eight. You're going to buy it. That's what Mitt means. You're going to buy it. Right points are right around two hundred and fifty, right to fifty. You get all that. They just had a super bowl party at Wrigley field. They rented out the whole stadium. It was nuts. It's crazy, it's lit. They're doing all these good things. I think personally, it's one of the most slept on projects. It's all about the perks. You guys think it's just a jpeg. This is what you get when you get a jpeg. You know. Go check it out. Metafanscom, M E T A F A N scom metafanscom. Go Mint it. If you mint one, tag me in it at PCG seven. Tag Me Average, sad, tag me PG, sports, whatever. Tag Meta fans, obviously, tag me to and see what happens. Maybe you'll get another maybe you get another perk. Who knows? Never know. Check it out, Meta fans. What's up everybody? Welcome back to another episode the rich savage podcast. Our special guest today is Tim cooked. Tim, how's it going? Good, good, thanks, Paul. Thanks for having appreciate you coming on. been trying to get you for a while. I know we met on twitter spaces tims of pro athlete, but he was supposed to do in a podcast. Go figure, and now I got him on the podcast with I'm sure I liked that. He's only done a few. So a little exclusive for now. All my second one. This is my second and now you were supposed to be my first. I was just you know, it is what it is, then. I'm glad I'm on here now. Thank you for having me, big dough yeah, for sure. Let's just go back in time a little bit. How did you first get started playing football? Appreciate you for asking me. Well, it started in seventh grade. Played junior hot football, loved it. Grew up in elementary playing backyard football during recess. So I decided whenever I got in junior how I wanted to see if my skills could transition into in pads. That then led me to hot school football. went to playoffs every year with him. My friend Jeremy Spring Coop plays where the cowboys. He got drafted to the Raskins ours we say. Graduating class. We wrote together since fourth grade. Yeah, we went to playoffs our whole high school career. I got two records and my hot school most tackles in a season and most hog was in in a career at White Hall. Shout out to Whitehall and palm love's where I was born in Rais but um, watching football and TV, loving the game how it's played, the people that I used to look up to. We're great individuals and it just wanted. It just helped me transition easier to going into college and wanted to ball out. Yeah, yet, not for sure. And what about? I know you went to Juco, but like when did you know? Maybe, like when did you know you were like better than a lot of people? I wouldn't say I'm just better than people. I would just say I like to compete differently than a lot of individuals. I went to junior college first and foremost because I didn't qualify academically coming out of high school, and I want to show importance on how valuable and important education is. So for any young individuals out there or people still...

...fighting to do things at La Sports Related, make sure your grades are up to the part, and they are, because they are the number one decide, in fact, on where you go play ball. That so grads are important first and foremost. Yeah, shout out to the razor bags, where my friends spring and winto too. But Bobby Bertrino, he placed me in junior college. Shout out to him. Ball it out there and got a chance to play at a couple junior colleges before our transition and got a scholarship offers to my division one schools, such as Oregon state go bees, as well. Played chose, but I had other offers such as Wisconsin, Louisville, cal Berkeley, University of Arizona, just to name a few, UTAH. So shout out to those schools as well. But it was a it was a good transition from junior college to d one because junior college helped prepare me for any division that I was going to transfer to. Some shoutouts eastern Arizona Nice. Now. Yeah, you just listed a lot like what was it like picking which do done school you wanted to go to? And then how did you ultimately pick? Oklahoma state, Oregon State or any state or an? Now he's get the confused. They got the same colors they do. It's Oregon State, Oklahoma State and Ohio State. We're always you. So yeah, people definitely get them mixed up. But Um, it was a cool process. Attendant. Junior college is like getting a second chance in case you didn't do what you wanted to do in high school or do what you wanted to do your first choice of college to come out of high school, whether that is d to d one, dthree in in Ai. Junior college allows you to have a second chance. But Um, it was an interesting process. We had a lot of people come in and now junior college helped me understand that people can get cutting football and it helped prepare me to just always compete, no matter where you're at, no matter what position you're playing on the field. Just make sure you compete. For individuals who don't know, I played running back and I play Linebacker, play special teams and during that process and the whole time with Eastern Arizona Community College, playing both sides, I had the opportunities to garner a lot of scholarship offers on both sides of the ball. I Know Cal Berkeley wanted me at running back, University of Arizona wanted me at running back and Linebacker, Cincinnati wanted me at linebacker. Wisconstant wanted me at running back, working state running back, Louisville wanted me at running back. It was a couple others that wanted me at linebacker. But just being available, being coachable, being a player that is willing to do whatever it takes to advance and just compete at all calls helped me transition pretty easily to the next level. Yeah, and what're yeah? Is that like? Is that Common Indu code to play both ways? Um, yes and no. Whenever you get to college you really have a idea what position you want to play. But with me, how I was to be honest, which I was good at both sides whenever I was in high school, like I said, we went to the playoffs every year. I have two records and my high school most tags in the season, most tagles in the year. But I went to my Allstar game in Arkansas Bob a and the coaches asked me what like, what position do you want to play?...

Running back, ord linebacker, because I play both sides and high school as well, and I was excelling at both sides and I told them I wanted to play running back. And so I use that mentality. Whenever I got to junior college. I was like, coach, I want to play as much as I can and be as involved and be valuable to a valuable asset to this team. And I'm not a normal size running back. Come to hundred and forty, two thirtysand eight hundred and forty now, and pretty fast. You know, the fastest time I've ever clogged was like a for for both mid for for garnered a bunch of scholarships coming out of junior college. But yeah, being on the field, playing whatever the coach wanted me to play allow me to pick up a lot of scholarship offers. Yeah, that's nope. Did you have? You ever watched a Netflix series? Last chance you I. Yes, I did. Yes, I did. I definitely know some of those individuals. Respect to them and their accomplishments and it showed, it shows a good light on junior college. It doesn't highlight everything, obviously they can't do that, but it was definitely a great show. So mad respect to them. First Rounding Light when junior college players, because there's a lot of junior college players that people don't know about. Like Cam Newton was a junior college player. He went to I think billy in college, Texas. I think they won the championship to yeah, shout out to camp. I respect for a lot of junior college players. Yeah, yeah, no, that series was like awesome because like it like open, like I had no idea. I mean I knew about it, but like I know idea how big it was and like even just like the local communities like like they're all in on those, like they're like a d one team, you know, and like that was cool to see. And even like one of the guys I used to work with, because he's retired now, I went to one of the JUICO's so I got to talk to him about it too. So, yeah, it's definitely cool to to see in like the first season, the first and second season. I don't think anything will beat that. But like the first season was like super raw because like nobody knew about like the cameras are like how would blow up either because like over time, like I say, after the third season, that's when it really like went crazy. Yeah, no, most definitely. Most definitely. Would you. Would you have wanted to be on the like a show like that during junior college? Oh, yes, I would have his it's interesting because a lot of individuals really don't understand what it takes to get out of junior college. Yeah, it takes like grit, it takes like it's a different type of its different type of grown because you don't have access to a lot of the things that that you feel you would normally have access to. M Yeah, not for sure. Yeah, I know, like just like the I mean they were in Mississippi and then Kansas, so it's like everything was like longdistance to get to places. And stuff, so that was also like interesting to see. It was a lot of traveling. You don't have something, like I said, you don't have some of the resources that you would normally have at a university. So you have to do things different, you have to maneuver in a different way and it's marriage. Like I said, mad respects of those guys. They they are different breed. Yeah, yeah, no, for sure. Now. Yeah, tell me, tell me what your overall experience like, was like at Oregon State. Not Doing it now, Glaoma State, Oregon State. Oregon State was one of the best years of my life that I had a regars who just having fun understanding concepts of...

...football terminologies. They broke it down and the hold different way than what my junior college did or previously did in ill school, and I learned a lot there. Pack Twelve. It's it's one of those divisions where you three like athletes and extra intelligent individuals. Not Saying I'm extra intelligent, I'm just saying I learned from those guys really intelligent right. When you surround yourself with smart people, you tend to pick up on things and I learned a lot of concepts from great coaches I learned a lot of techniques from great players and it was very well appreciated and the health transition me into the NFL. Yeah, yeah, now tell me a little bit about that journey to the to the NFL. I know you're on the Jaguars for a minute and then you play in the xfl as well. Yeah, shout out to the Jacksonville Jaguars. I got picked up as a high priority free agent. Me And my guy, journal Sprinkle, we were in the Hame Room whenever we got our call saying I thought of you drafted. So he got drafted in a five round and I got a call here in the teventh round, but it was as a high priority free agent and out of seventh round pick. But I was still very grateful because my agents. First I got a call from the jets and then the Jaguars and I had a decision on which place I wanted to go to and I decided to go to Jackson Jaguars because it was some great competition there as far as like Lena Four, neat, Tj Yel and etcetera, etc. But just a bag truck. A little bit leading up to the draft, I was talking in contact with over like twenty something teams. I had like twenty something recruiters numbers in my phone, from the Patriots to the Kansas City chiefs, to the jazz, the Jaguars, the cardinals, etc. Etc. It was a couple. It was like twenty something. I think I see other numbers. Is Crazy. So interesting process. Yeah, all right, so you played in the xfl in two thousand and twenty. So what was that experience like? And then I know they are re upping it in two thousand and twenty three. Yes, blenning xvl was another fun adventure to it had a lot of opportunity for individuals to show their talent and then transdition into the NFL, which they are partnering with now. So shoutouts, like I said, by in the rugt just and this partner for doing a lot of things to help make this league successful. I said, unfortunately to the pandemic things had to stop and hope operations, but their revamping things. I enjoyed it was a great experience. A lot of talents to athletes come through, a lot of great fans and a crowd cheering, more atmosphere with this basin. I enjoyed it a lot. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, and what has it been like now just to pass? Well, first of all, xavl was like it was trending and stuff before the pandemic. Like it. I thought it was on upward trajectory, like it was like a lot of social media stuff, a lot of buzz the fans like doing some crazy drinking in the stands, like it was catching on. And then the pandemic. It's so I thought, like I thought it was going to be successful. Well, I think it was, and then, yeah, the pandemic happened. But what is it like? been been like for you to just, like, what have you been doing in the past few years, training wise, and like, have you sought out, like, other opportunities to play in other leads? Are you just been waiting for XFL? Really just training? Read for a lot of books, got a chance school, look ways, maneuver my money for army complex in the House...

...back in the Arkansas that I run out to people dogs. More got into. CRYPTO got its date. That's how we met. A out of twitter ending uppertunity blog chain and have t and create allowed me to get a lot of opportunities starting, like I said, I've been balancing rank bow the XF I was going to read them, which I loved a League a lot. So I've just been waiting for the over and undergoing or going to do things right now with it. But hopefully it's one the bagging we have pose of that nature arise. But yeah, just balasting NFT'S CRYPTO and working out has been what I've been doing over the last what years? Yeah, yeah, definitely, and I think, like I said before, I think the xfl, I think this is was just the third time. I think third times a charm for them, because I think they are going to be successful. I really do. I really do them. By the way, I love water. I don't know what it is about war. We're going to we wing't take a water group. Yeah, I got you. Drink some more. Do I don't work. Yeah, I only go with Pullen springs. He I like, I like like it. Yeah, for those that don't know twitter straces, some people just go on for like twenty four hours or like ten hours and people aren't even like eating or drinking. So it's fun. It's a kind of funny thing that people are all, yeah, we got taken water break, but yeah, yeah, so tell me a little bit about how how you got into n ffts during the pandemic gave me. I got into the docks. Dogs led me and that led me to do that. Those points they were a lot of people to crypto and then I was one of them and it on board, and not only just by investment, doing your money into it, but actually wanting to understand what it was, because it was a point if for and it, come to find out, actually had utility Lo transaction. But crypto brought the financial system. It allowed me to really dive deep into the other cryptos versus like big Corin, etherium, Cardono, etc. Etc. was then transition. It's and EFT's started learning about them and what lay Jula hogs of last year and just built up or community on the way, jumping in spaces throughout the year, just building that base of understanding, family colledge on what the technology, our way to store information that had from laying or campering with stor down it and then understand ending that end up. He's brought a component, a utility on the block chain that allows people to work contractors on it. Well, in regards to what offer o the blog chain, laugh a minute. He's is basically our learning EPS's is a way how Buch is coast word on the blog chain represents as sets and in real estate. It was a lot of light bulbs...

...going on. So I wanted to ill was what was and how I can platform as athlete who on board as me possible. Yeah, yeah, I mean it's been a dope journey for me. So I'm sure you made crazy amount of connections, because I haven't. It's like nuts to think about. Like, I don't know when did you start getting on like twitter for like n of teas and stuff, like what month last year? Well, I started getting known twitter spaces last year around like January regards to block chain and talking about Crypto dose coin at her then I started talking about in it, like I'll get and it's been almost a whole year and like the next couple months. Yeah, what? Yeah, what was it been like? Just connecting with New People and definitely probably people like you would to think you would be connected with. Right. got a chance to meet someone, Nay, like Billy Markus under douage, going that those are going done now found of dose coin. Shout out to him, great guy. I got a chance to meet people I would have ever been like DAS briant talking on the sing zone, what Mt and do for individuals. Got became friends on twitter with people like Paris Tilden. I would have never thought had her as a support or follower whatnot, and just more people alone the way. That helped me the build their committee on board as many people as possible. Yeah, and then tell me. I know you came out with your project, so tell me a little bit about that. Got Out to the dream catches. The dream catches as a pride and Jagg focus around the final financial, wealth and fitness health. I have a application download gives you work out plans. You're rated by my license professional who has her thank or partnering with some FL current and retire players that helped me create in real life experience. It's partner with the NFL coad, Jennifer King, who would help me on board people to NFT. Well, she understands this technology is valuable and she wants to know more. was Go to help people know more about it? With this focus mainly on financially fit, hire people to come and speak about find tax, etcetera, etcetera. Ain't but it's ard wait for ways we can reach important the fighting possible for them defy platform? Yeah, for sure. I'M gonna have to link you with my Guy Brandon Copel. I don't know if you know him or heard of him. He's in the NFL. Really shout out to him. He does all that stuff. He's not into the cryptospace big. I've been trying to get him in, but he's big into financial literacy and does all that type of stuff for people. But yeah, you ready for some fun questions? Go, let's get it. Let's get it all right, you probably get this all the time. How many people are how how many times a day do you hear like Yo, Tim Cook from like Apple, heard this and a down a lot. Was a lot of people interested in who I was. I guess they wasn't looking at my entire profile because my cup and my profile picture are of meat, but my profile about...

...football. Don't know more. There one about some cooks or so like. My name is aficial, but I don't know why some people don't do their home by restart, I mean just click on my profile and don't just look at my name. Yeah, it's pretty funny and interesting, but that's how that's how much people don't like look at stuff. Are Literally, like it's crazy, it's ads. Sometimes that's what no matter if a person has a but a person has a lot of follow Mell with urge, or even if they have a little follow, like project records, like really do your records? person is what they bring it to the table. What are they talking about? Ways that that's are some yeah, like you know, I had my business for eleven years now and sometimes people still ask me if I have a website. It's just like come, like, come on, yeah, like how, like why? How? And why wouldn't I have a website? It doesn't make any sense. anyways. What's your what's your favorite number? Like what numbers did you wear throughout your career? Um more was one of my favorite number working hot pool. I feel like Ry's is a number where at organ state a Boor and burn number forty one. That out to Alvin Kamar of the thing for forty four, for that bag wars. But I'm probably trying to or number two, three or the this exfl so we will see how it goes. But if I can get number from you, want two and twenty three because of Jordan. Twenty three because of respect Jordan a lot. It will. It isn't good. I have other reasons. I don't really say it whenever I get that number, but I love number tween three. All right, I like that. What's your favorite cheat meal? Wow, does it go when I don't want to notice, so I will have to outside of water. I would have to pick up a SPRITE OR DR pepper. Those only two. So does I would drink if I or I was on cheat day or something. I'm going to start back. was with dessert. I like cheesecake right, free takes our fire Oko pop oreos past sweets it. Wise. I love Macroni I love right, I say, anything FRY, but a lot of fry are good, from from Brod as fish to hush puppies to fraud to make from the stout. Yeah, anything fried is good to me. I got you. Well, yeah, well, you're in New York for NFT. New York will we'll have to get some New York Pizza, even though Connecticut's better. But I'll, I'll you. I love. I Love Pizza. Actually funny, because I love New York piece. I Love I'll go deep dish. Piece of Chicago is known for deep dish. Right, yeah, okay, I love deep dish. Pieza. I also see something pride fellow pizza. I would love...

...to dry fire pizza. I mean, I try that. That sounds interesting. I don't. I mean I guess it kind of be like a cow zone a little bit. I love bit. Huh, something like that. I love him. Yeah, yeah, that would be interesting. I don't know if I ever seen it. I definitely seen fried oreos. I like never those act like carnivals and stuff. But all right, Tom Appreciate you coming on and I could do that. The listeners know where they can follow you at and we really good got your niche project. I appreciate that. Follow me on twitter at Big Repeat Im twitter handle my hand gram hand confident feels for one forty point. I respects everyone. Or don't buy N MC this go like can read sweet some stuff on my profile that shows a lot of support. Whether you know what a night because the like can reach we will possibly get in front of people's eyes that want to contribute financially, because the more that you contribute fun on project, the more I can get individuals finance on board. As many P was possible in regards to financial literacy and the importance of it. But my website is dream, big, big hio find out a lot of eformation care have a discord. Any other questions? Always love the platform. Have a hire project, so you can definitely drop your what can people follow? You? Bet, but about you. Obviously this is your platform, but where they can find your file? Yeah, for sure, I appreciate that. Yeah, my project is at PG sports NMT and my personal pages pcg seven, so you guys could follow that. Be follows him. Forgive me.

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