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.