Monthly Archives: June 2014

#100 – Brian McBride



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 100 - Brian McBride

The Life of Dad Show has hit the 100th episode mark. To celebrate Tom Riles and Art Eddy bring on their wives Lucy Riles and Jessica Eddy to talk about everything from parenting skills to sports to music. They have a few other special guests drop by to celebrate the 100th episode. The guys also bring on former U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS legend, Brian McBride on the show.

Brian says there is always a surprise team in the World Cup that shocks everyone. McBride knows this because he played in the World Cup in 1998, 2002, and 2006. From playing for Fulham in Europe to the MLS league in the United State McBride has had an outstanding career. Just this year he got inducted to the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame.

Now McBride has teamed up with Allstate for the “Good Hands F.C.” soccer clinic. They surprised a few local soccer teams in areas across the country with soccer gear and a coaching clinic run by McBride.

We were able to catch up with Brian to talk about his work with Allstate, fatherhood, the World Cup, and more.


#99 – Chuck Pagano



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 99 - Chuck Pagano

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy rank some of their favorite U.S. cities, talk about what we each are planning do to for the summer, Emmy Awards, and beers good for the summer. They also have the pleasure of bringing on Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.

Chuck Pagano was on top of the world in 2012 as he reached the pinnacle of the coaching industry when he landed a head coaching job in the NFL. By Week 3 Pagano got the unfortunate news that he had acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).

Even with the devastating news, Pagano kept fighting. As word got out of his battle with cancer his team, the Colts, the NFL, and people all over the world supported him with wearing “CHUCKSTRONG” clothing. The Colts players and cheerleaders even shaved their heads to raise money for cancer research. Watch the video.

Feeling the support and love Pagano continued to battle as the Colts made it into the 2012 playoffs. His cancer went into remission and he was back on the sidelines coaching the team. 2013 saw his team go deeper into the playoffs. For 2014 the team’s expectations are even higher.

Pagano recently penned his story in his book called, “Sidelined: Overcoming Odds through Unity, Passion, and Perseverance” from Zondervan. His book is a fantastic read and is very inspirational. Buy the book here.

We had the great pleasure to chat with Chuck Pagano about his book, his fight with cancer, football, coaching, and fatherhood.


#98 – Eli Manning



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 98 - Eli Manning

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about what they each did for Father’s Day, Tom’s time with Derek Jeter, and what happened when Art met up with Eli Manning.

Last week Art was in New York City to cover the Oral-B #PowerofDad event. Life of Dad teamed up with Oral-B to help celebrate the great moments all dads have with their kids. Oral-B created a heartwarming video that showcases the power of dads.

Now more than ever we see men embracing fatherhood from all walks of life. Eli Manning is one of those dads who puts being a father first. Manning comes from a family that is known for their football skills, but they are also known for a family that is built on character, love, and laughter.


#97 – Titus O’Neil



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 97 - Titus O'Neil

This week on the Life of Dad Show Art Eddy has Patrick Quinn come and co-host the show to talk about his work with Sears for the #DestinationDad campaign going on at Life of Dad. They talk summer plans and how IKEA helped him out with his kids.

They also bring on WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil.

As a WWE Superstar, Titus O’Neil knows how to face adversity and overcome many obstacles in his way. One of O’Neil’s toughest challenges was growing up without a father. Now as dad himself, Titus makes sure to cherish every moment he has with his two sons. As a loving father he knows that his children are his number one priority.

So when the Ad Council teamed up with the WWE for their “Take Time To Be a Dad Today” campaign Titus was a perfect spokesperson. O’Neil along with Roman Reigns, and Alberto Del Rio have created some outstanding public service announcements encouraging dads to make it a point to take time to be with their children.

The WWE will promote the “Take Time To Be a Dad Today” campaign on television, live events, in-arena, digital and their social media outlets to spread the word. Plus you can visit www.fatherhood.gov or to call 1-877-4DAD411 to get information on how to become more involved with your children’s lives, including parenting tips and fatherhood programs.

We had the great pleasure to talk to Titus about this fatherhood campaign, his career in the WWE, and what it means to be a father.


#96 – Dominique Wilkins



The Life of Dad Show - Episode 96 - Dominique Wilkins

Tom Riles and Art Eddy talk about beer, NBA Jam, and even breakout into songs of summer. They also bring on Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.

For any NBA fan that grew up in the 1980’s and 1990’s, they will always think of Dominique Wilkins when the term highlight is brought up. He was nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous dunks and for his outstanding play on the court.

Wilkins played most of his NBA career for the Atlanta Hawks. The nine-time NBA All-Star was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also the 1986 NBA Scoring Champion. Now Wilkins is the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Hawks. This year he has created the first ever Dominique Wilkins Fantasy Camp, where fans of the NBA get to feel just like a player in the league.

We chat with Dominique about his time in the league, fatherhood, dunk contests, his camp, his signature shoes with Reebok, and more.