Today, we remember one of pro wrestling’s greatest stars. On this day, past CYInterview guest, the late great ‘Rowdy Roddy’ Piper was born [see here]. Mr. Piper would have been… Continue reading "Remembering Past CYInterview Guest, Pro Wrestling Star Roddy Piper"
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Washington State Head Football Coach Mike Leach on the Cougar’s Season, the Upcoming Sun Bowl, the Possibility of Authoring Another Book, His Take on Some Recent Movies and the U.S.’s Political Lay of the Land
One of the best stories in college football this year is that Washington State head football coach, NY Times bestselling author and CYInterview regular Mike Leach took his team to the next level in the Pac 12. The season brought many positives that included impressive road wins at both Oregon and UCLA. Finishing the season at 8-4, the Cougars accepted an invite to play in the Sun Bowl on December 26th against the University of Miami. We welcome back Coach Leach to talk about the season, the upcoming bowl game and when he might write another book, as well as discussing movies he has seen recently.
His Horological Highness, the Lord of Luxury, the Wizard of Watches, the Satirically Sardonic Sampler of the Superlative, Paul Pluta, the Man Who Plays Archibald Chesterfield III on the Archie Luxury Channel on YouTube Talks Private Club for Luxury Watches, More
Recently, in the NY Post, an article appeared mentioning the opening of a watch club for members only, catering to luminaries and moneyed types, in New York. Perhaps, we are at a turning point in the world of luxury goods. Maybe, in addition to buyers wanting something rare, they also want it sold to them in an ambience of ultra-exclusivity. To discuss what is taking place, we welcome back Paul Pluta, the man behind the controversial YouTube personality Archie Luxury. Mr. Pluta is a compelling commentator when it comes to the world of expensive watches and luxury goods. On his channel, and in character, he is a voice for those who want insight into fine timepieces, delivered with a heaping dose of irreverence. Yet, make no mistake. Paul Pluta is a true luxury goods devotee. Additionally, he is rather prolific, with what he says are thousands of videos on YouTube. Paul joined us from Australia and gave us his insight on what might be a new phenomenon.
Multitalented Serayah, Fox’s Empire’s Tiana, Opens up about Her Success, Stardom, Working with Taylor Swift and the Future
It is not common for an unknown actress to land a major role on a TV show, particularly one that becomes an overnight hit. For Serayah McNeil, playing singing sensation Tiana, on the popular Fox TV show Empire, is remarkably her first role. Known to her fans as simply Serayah, she now wants people to recognize her for all she is doing away from the urban music TV drama. With the opportunity to perform in front of a live crowd at the BET Awards in June and to work with A-list music star Taylor Swift on a variety of projects, it is only the beginning of Ms. McNeil building a multidimensional career. Serayah was also with Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and many other big names at this past weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards. Many people in show business will be placed in one genre and many times are not taken seriously when they try to do something else outside of what is perceived to be their specialty. For Serayah, playing a music star on television has led her to now performing as a music star in real life – think Jennifer Lopez as Selena and then as a pop star in her own right.
Mike Leach, the Coach/Author/Intellect/Man for All Seasons Talks Washington State Football, Vegas, Matthew McConaughey, More
As the college football season begins this week, Washington State head football coach and CYInterview regular Mike Leach is getting ready for season four with the Cougars. The NY Times Bestselling Author is excited to get his players and staff on the field. We had a chance to preview his team’s upcoming season, but it would not be a Mike Leach conversation without discussing a variety of other topics. Coach tells us about his summer trip to Europe, to watch American football, gives his thoughts on everything Las Vegas, from buffets to gambling, and talks about his friend Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming movie on the Civil War. Additionally, he reveals two of his favorite movies from cinema history that he believes everyone should see. The two movies are Something Wild and The Last Seduction. You will have to listen to the audio to hear why.
"Rowdy” Roddy Piper, one of the great professional wrestlers to make his name back in the 1980s, a golden age of wrestling, if there ever was one, has died. I was fortunate to speak with him, at length, on two different occasions. Below is the second of our conversations. After making a return to the WWE at WrestleMania 19, Roddy parted ways with the company in 2003. After his release, I spoke with him in-depth about the state of the WWE at the time, being featured in the HBO Real Sports segment about pro wrestlers and drug usage and a variety of other topics. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Phil Steele Talks College Football and We Listen: The Oracle of the Collegiate Gridiron Gives Insights on the Teams, the Players, the Coaches and the Likely Bowl Champs
Though the college football season does not get underway to September 3rd, there is already lots of excitement building for the upcoming season. For Phil Steele, the editor of the largest and most accurate college football preview magazine, it is a year round affair. Few people can provide you in-depth analysis about every team, like Phil can. We welcome back the veteran NCAA football expert and TV personality for our 2015 college football preview. Every year some teams improve, some underperform and now four teams ultimately end up playing in the playoff for the national title. The defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes look to be the preseason favorite to go undefeated, make the playoff and repeat as national champions. But like every other season, surprises can happen.