Drew Brees Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Quarterback Drew Brees has been named the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s 57th Sportsman of the Year award. Drew’s notoriety comes not only from winning Super Bowl XLIV, but also from giving back hope and pride to the city of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

“It’s an unbelievable honor, for everything that it stands for,” Brees said of the Sports Illustrated award Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show. “And it just makes me reflect back on the last five years in New Orleans, and the teams that I’ve had the opportunity to play for. And it’s just been a special, special journey.”

“I needed New Orleans so badly back in 2006, just somebody to believe in me, somebody to care about me,” he said. “And that’s why myself and my wife Brittany, we just tried to throw ourselves into the community, to do our part.”

Who can forget the image of Brees carrying his one-year old son, Baylen, onto the field after winning Super Bowl XLIV, restoring pride back to the city that so much believed in him. ... Read More

Dan Marino Speaker Appearances for Autism

Former Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino is a popular and sought-out speaker on the circuit today. Dan, whose son has autism,  is an inspirational speaker for this cause.  If you’re looking for a speaker who can inspire and motivate, look no further than Dan Marino.

Dan Marino spoke to a crowd in front of the Dolphin Fountain at the Capitol to celebrate the first World Autism Day. He talked about his 18-year-old son, Michael, who has autism.

On April 2, Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp held a news conference in front of the dolphin fountain at the Capitol to celebrate the first World Autism Day. World Autism Day was designated by the United Nations and will be held on April 2 across the globe in the future. ... Read More

Paul Azinger Speaker Appearances Inspire Audiences

There’s little dispute that pro golfer Paul Azinger remains one of the most inspirational sports speakers on the circuit today motivating and inspiring even the most jaded audiences. Paul Azinger is a popular Christian speaker and motivational speaker at PFP Sports and Talent. If you’re looking for a speaker who can inspire and motivate, look no further than Paul Azinger.
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Tom Watson Speaker Booking Agent and Appearance Information

Tom Watson is not only a legend in the world of golf, but is he considered one of the top motivational speakers on the circuit today. He inspires audiences wherever he goes, with stories of how he faced extraordinary challenges throughout his career in order to succeed and excel at the highest level. Tom Watson is a top motivational speaker at PFP Sports and Celebrity Booking Agency.

Watson is generally regarded as one of the greatest links players of all time, a claim backed up by his 5 Open Championship victories. His incredible play and determination were recently demonstrated when he almost won the British Open over 40 years after he started playing golf. ... Read More

John Elway Speaks About Bronco’s Quarterback Tim Tebow

In a recent interview with FanHouse on behalf of Topps’ Gridiron Giveaway, legendary Hall of Fame quarterback, John Elway, spoke about the Denver Broncos and new quarterback, Tim Tebow. John Elway is a popular speaker at PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency in Denver.

One of the many questions asked John Elway by FanHouse was:

FH: There’s been a lot made about Tebow’s ability to make that adjustment to the NFL, and there’s the ongoing argument about whether his intangibles can make up for his mechanical flaws. As a former quarterback, can a guy with those intangibles overcome physical inconsistencies?

JE: There’s no style points in the NFL, it’s all about winning football games. He’s got the ability with his intangibles to make the plays at the right time. Again, I go back to his work ethic. It’s just a matter of him continuing to grow. His accuracy’s got to get better and his acclimation to the NFL game is going to take some time. I believe he’s got a good chance to be very successful, because he has those attributes.

He’s not going to be the Dan Marino type that’s going to sit in the pocket and beat you with his arm. He can beat you with his arm — he’s also got those other attributes to be able to run the football, make the big plays, but also his leadership abilities to rub off on the other guys in that huddle and make them a better football team.

Read Full Interview at FanHouse


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FoxSports Chooses St Jude as Charity for NFL 2010 Season

MEMPHIS, TN.- FoxSports has chosen St Jude, known for its cancer research, as the charity for the NFL 2010 Season and will promote the children’s hospital throughout the entire NFL season. FoxSports NFL broadcasters Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman and Jimmy Johnson felt privileged to recently visit St Jude Hospital to meet some of the patients.

During the two day trip to St Jude, the FoxSports crew recorded commercials that will run before and after football games this season on FOX. The children were excited and thrilled, but the ex-football players said it was the children that made the biggest impression.

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Magic Johnson Speaks at Basketball Hall of Fame Honoring 1992 Olympic Dream Team

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Magic Johnson showed what a great speaker and class act he is as he graciously accepted the honor of being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this past weekend along with his fellow 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

Johnson honored Chuck Daly (July 20, 1930 – May 9, 2009), who coached the Dream Team to the men’s’ basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ... Read More

Lou Piniella to Retire as Chicago Cubs Manager

Chicago Cubs manager, Lou Piniella (“Sweet Lou”), has decided to retire at the end of the season stating that he wants to spend more time with his family. His announcement came Tuesday and will give the team plenty of time to replace him.

Piniella, 66, achieved three championship rings after reaching The World Series five times.

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Dan Hampton Receives Rave Reviews as Motivational Speaker

PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent recently hired Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton to speak at a private club event in Ohio and he received rave reviews. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced sports speaker who can tell entertaining stories and/or give a motivational speech, you should consider Hampton, says Jonathan Wexler, booking agent for PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency.

NFL Hall of Famer, Dan Hampton, is a popular speaker at PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency

Hampton was one of the most dominating defensive players of his generation. A first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 1979 after an All-America career at Arizona, Hampton went onto play 12 seasons for the Bears, earning first or second-team All-Pro honors six times as either a lineman or end. ... Read More

Apolo Ohno Makes Olympic History Breaks Bonnie Blair Record

VANCOUVER, BC – Apolo Ohno won the bronze medal Saturday in the 1,000-meter short-track speed skating event winning his seventh Winter Olympics medal setting a new American record beating Bonnie Blair who held the record with 6 medals. Ohno now has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in his three Olympic appearances.

Ohno, who is already a successful motivational speaker, may very well walk away from Vancouver with millions of dollars worth of new endorsement deals. He already endorses luxury Omega watches, and since his record breaking win in Vancouver Saturday night, other sponsors are sure to follow soon. Alaska Airlines, which is Ohno’s biggest sponsor, painted his image on a Boeing 737. ... Read More