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Razed Sports

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In Season 3 of the Razed Sports podcast, host Bob Harkins tells the story of his father, Tim, who was lost to cancer in the spring of 2020. Tim Harkins was an athlete, a leader and a mentor. He was also a great man, in a low-key sort of way. His story needs to be shared, because quite frankly, the w… read more

37 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Ep. 5: Strength

November 9th, 2020


Even as his body began to betray him as he grew older, Tim Harkins didn't stop challenging himself, he just changed the nature of the challenge. And …

Ep. 4: Humility

October 26th, 2020


Whether encouraging his kids in sports or just sharing general wisdom, Tim Harkins had a way with words, and he always delivered them with humor and humility.

Listen to all of Season 3:

Ep. 3: Loyalty

October 12th, 2020


Whether it was his beloved Gonzaga Bulldogs, his friends or his family, Tim Harkins possessed an unending supply of loyalty, always there for …

Ep. 2: Grace

September 28th, 2020


Tim Harkins was not only a competitive person, he was also kind, thoughtful and compassionate. He had “grace.” In Episode 2, we share stories from …

Ep. 1: Determination

September 14th, 2020


In Episode 1 of Season 3, we learn about how Tim Harkins honed his determination at an early age, and how he used that drive, which sometimes …

Trailer: Season 3 begins Sept. 14

September 1st, 2020


He was an athlete, a leader and a mentor. Most of all, he was my Dad.

We lost my father, Tim Harkins, to cancer in the spring of 2020. 

He was a good person, an excellent father, a great man. But he wasn't a …

Bonus: One-on-one with Cole Uvila

February 27th, 2020


Having wrapped up Season 2 just as spring training was starting to crank up, it was time to catch up with Cole Uvila.

So I headed out to Surprise, …

Ep. 12: 'The Stars Aligned'

February 6th, 2020


In our season finale, Cole Uvila heads home to begin his offseason, taking with him a new-found momentum after a strong showing in the Arizona Fall …

Ep. 11: 'Every Dollar I'm Worth'

January 23rd, 2020


Cole Uvila finds himself navigating the slippery world of sports agents, going to one breakfast meeting after another, hearing pitch after pitch, …

Ep. 10: 'Bordering On Elite'

January 9th, 2020


As the season winds down in late August, Cole Uvila prepares for the Carolina League playoffs -- with Hurricane Dorian looming -- while also looking …

Ep. 9: 'Exactly What I Want'

December 26th, 2019


As the regular season winds down, Cole Uvila shares what life is like in the clubhouse of the Down East Wood Ducks, a lighthearted but talented group …

Ep. 8: 'A Reason This is Happening'

December 12th, 2019


After an embarrassing four-walk game, Cole Uvila goes to the video tape to try to figure out what's wrong. When he does, he spots a tiny mechanical …

Ep. 7: 'I'm not going to just lay down'

November 28th, 2019


Baseball is often referred to as America’s pastime, but that title could just as easily be applied to another activity -- the card game poker. Like …

Ep. 6: 'Just Roll With It'

November 14th, 2019


The great Ernie Harwell once said: “Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your …

Ep. 5: 'Baseball and Magic'

October 31st, 2019


As the Carolina League All-Star break rolled around on the 2019 season, things were going great for Cole Uvila. His Down East Wood Ducks had …

Ep. 4: 'It's not career ending'

October 17th, 2019


As we left episode 3, Cole Uvila was unhappy with himself. After his promotion to Advanced-A, with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League, …

Ep. 3: 'They hunt pitches'

October 3rd, 2019


As Cole Uvila heads into May, he starts to experience some challenges for the first time as a professional baseball player. The umpires of the …

Ep. 2: 'The best version of you'

September 19th, 2019


Drafted as a 24-year-old, Cole Uvila knew he had to start his professional baseball career well to have a chance to stick around. Most pro players …

Ep. 1: 'I wasn't going to be denied'

September 5th, 2019


There are about 1,200 players selected in the MLB draft each year -- What happens if you're one of the players chosen near the bottom? What sort of chance are you going to get? Find out in Season 2 of Razed Sports, as …

Trailer: Season 2 begins on Sept. 5

August 15th, 2019


Every young baseball player dreams of playing in the major leagues, but even the best players find out quickly that it takes a lot more than dreaming to get there. It takes talent, of course, but also an incredible …

Ep. 9: Why we play

March 7th, 2019


We’ve learned a lot about brain injuries in football during Season 1 of Razed Sports. But there is one nagging question that we haven’t really addressed : 

Knowing all that we now know about the long-term risks of …

Ep. 8: 'I wouldn't put a helmet like that on my dog'

February 13th, 2019


 In 2011, Bill Simpson was watching an Indianapolis Colts game from the sideline. He wasn’t a football fan, but he’d been lured there by his friend …

Bonus: Football, genetics and CTE

January 29th, 2019


What do we know about genetic links to CTE? There are a lot of theories, but not a lot of answers.

I was asked to tackle this topic for (the article is live so please check out out), but I also wanted to …

Ep. 7: 'I'm gonna take on the National Football League'

January 10th, 2019


In late 2016, the Supreme Court rejected challenges to the settlement of a landmark lawsuit against the National Football League. That cleared the …

Bonus: What do we know about CBD?

December 31st, 2018


There is a fair amount of research into the medical benefits of marijuana, but when it comes to CBD, our knowledge is less clear.

CBD does not contain THC, which is the component of marijuana that makes you high. So …

Ep. 6: 'Cannabis saved my life'

December 20th, 2018


Kyle Turley came away from his NFL career with a host of health issues (including symptoms of CTE) and an addiction to prescription pain medicine. He claims that cannabis helped him overcome his addiction, lessened his …

Bonus: What is the prevalence of CTE?

December 10th, 2018


A 2017 study shocked the football world with a headline: CTE had been found in 110 out of 111 brains of deceased former NFL players. It was alarming, but also sparked a backlash of naysayers pointing out that it was a …

Ep. 5: 'The definition of toughness'

November 29th, 2018


Kevin Saum was an excellent high school football player who loved running over defenders on his way to the end zone. But that style of play led to an …

Bonus: A historical look at brain injuries, CTE and the NFL

November 19th, 2018


Stephen Casper, a neuroscience historian and professor at Clarkson University, sets the record straight on the historical connection between brain injuries in sports and long-term health issues.
Among the things we …

Ep. 4: 'It's too late for my son'

November 8th, 2018


After Joseph Chernach took his own life in 2012, he was found to have suffered brain damage from playing football. Since then, his mother, Debbie Pyka, has worked to educate others on the risks of football and encourage …

Bonus episode: Bleacher Report's Mirin Fader and the tragic story of James Ransom

October 29th, 2018


Mirin Fader of Bleacher Report discusses her story on James Ransom, who committed suicide at age 13 just a year after suffering a concussion on the football field. Fader talks about the challenges of reporting the …

Ep. 3: 'There's something wrong with Junior'

October 18th, 2018


We tell the story of Junior Seau through the eyes of someone who knew him best, his sister Mary, who sheds light on what drove him to become an NFL legend. She also shares thoughts on why signs of her brother's brain …

Bonus episode: ESPN's Tim Keown and the 'Fearless Bailey Foley'

October 8th, 2018


ESPN's Tim Keown discusses his story on Bailey Foley, a high school football player who suffered a severe head injury during a game and nearly died …

Ep. 2: 'Civil rights on behalf of kids'

September 27th, 2018


Kimberly Archie has long been an advocate for child safety in sports, so when her son Paul died in a motorcycle accident, her experience told her …

Bonus episode: What is CTE?

September 18th, 2018


In our first "Razed Short," we take a look at CTE -- chronic traumatic encephalopathy. What is it? What are the symptoms? Is there any way to treat it? How widespread is it in football? We attempt to answer all of these …

Ep. 1: 'It's not a success story'

September 6th, 2018


In Season 1 of the Razed Sports podcast, we'll tackle the issue of brain trauma in the sport of football. Our first episode is on Cyndy Feasel, who witnessed the heartbreaking changes in her husband Grant, who slid into …

Trailer: Season 1 to launch Sept. 6

August 13th, 2018


Welcome to the Razed Sports Podcast! In season 1, host Bob Harkins will dive into the topic of concussions and CTE -- brain trauma -- in football. We'll tell personal stories of those affected personally by the crisis …

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