Monthly Archives: December 2015

#183 – Daniel Cormier

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 183 - Daniel Cormier

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy wrap up 2015 with highlights from each of their Christmas pasts and favorite New Year’s Eve memories. Then, the guys bring on UFC fighter, Daniel Cormier.

Daniel Cormier is not only UFC’s Light Heavyweight Champion, but he has been a two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time U.S. Open National Champion. Even with Daniel‘s success there still has been a few challenges in his way. At one point Cormier UFC career he had an undefeated 14-0 record when he faced Jon Jones at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. Cormier gave Jones, who was the champion at that time, all he could handle, but Jones won the fight.

Still with grit and determination Cormier wanted another chance at the title. Cormier asked UFC President, Dana White to fight Anthony Johnson, who is arguably the hardest puncher in the UFC. White put aside any concerns he may have had and granted Cormier a second shot in the span of four months.

In UFC 187 Cormier reached the pinnacle of the UFC. He pushed Johnson against the cage and controlled the match on the mat, using his weight to tire out Johnson before he applied the decisive submission hold. Cormier worked his way up the ladder in an MMA career that began in 2009, scoring victories over Dan Henderson, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. It culminated in a title belt that was well earned and well deserved.

Outside of the octagon Cormier loves being a dad. He has a daughter and a son. From trips to Disney World to just having fun around the house Daniel embraces his role as a father. We had the great opportunity to chat with Daniel about his UFC career, wrestling, family, and much more.

Follow Daniel Cormier on Twitter @dc_mma and Facebook.

#182 – Troy Brown

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 182 - Troy Brown

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk Star Wars, football, and Christmas on this week’s show. Plus, Tommy has an announcement involving him and NFL. Speaking of the NFL, the guys bring on Patriot great, Troy Brown.

Troy Brown retired as a three-time Super Bowl champion, New England’s all-time leader in receptions, and a fan favorite among Patriots fans due to his relentless dedication to the franchise and his numerous critical moments in playoff games. Patriot Pride: My Life in the New England Dynasty is the ultimate look back and celebration of the career of one of the greatest players of the New England Patriots’ dynasty during the 21st century.

Patriot Pride: My Life in the New England Dynasty chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Troy. In his own words, Brown demonstrates how his grit, hustle, and hard work endeared him to a generation of football fans. The player explores his own past, relating how he made it through college and into the pros despite people giving up on him several times. Brown’s years with the Patriots are documented in detail, covering what it was like to play for Coach Belichick, why Tom Brady has been so successful, and the secrets behind the Patriots’ three Super Bowl wins.

We had the great pleasure of talking with Troy about his book, fatherhood, and playing for the New England Patriots.

Follow Troy on Twitter at @RealTroyBrown80.

Go to Triumph to purchase Troy’s book.

#181 – Chris & Martin Kratt – Wild Kratts

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 181 - Chris & Martin Kratt - Wild Kratts

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about Tommy‘s transition from a cold weather Christmas living in New Jersey to a warmer holiday scene once he moved to Los Angeles. They also talk about other Christmas traditions. Then the guys bring on Chris and Martin Kratt from the fantastic PBS show, Wild Kratts.

As a parent you want to find a TV show that is educational for your child, but selfishly one that you can enjoy, too. Thankfully there is Wild Kratts. This show is funny, informative, and is packed with a ton of adventure.

The show is centered on Chris and Martin Kratt. It is an animated series that is a half-hour adventure comedy that follows the brothers on fun expeditions with wild animals. They have animal-inspired gadgets and awesome Creature Power Suits invented by Aviva Corcovado and her team. The brothers use the amazing abilities of animals to rescue their animal friends.

Recently they aired their Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas special that can be seen now on your local PBS station. This is a perfect show to spread some holiday cheer with your family. Go to to find out when the show will air next!

We want to thank Chris and Martin for taking time out of their busy schedule to chat with us about their show, how Wild Kratts came to be, and fatherhood.

Visit Wild Kratts online at and follow the guys on Twitter @WildKrattsOffic.

#180 – Thurman Thomas

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 180 - Thurman Thomas

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk Christmas music, Christmas trees and more holiday topics on this show. Then, thanks to Old Spice, the guys bring on Buffalo Bills great and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Thurman Thomas.

Rich Gannon a St. Joseph's Preparatory School

Thurman Thomas grew up playing football on the Missouri City Junior High School and Willowridge High School teams before attending college at Oklahoma State University and playing most of his NFL career for the Buffalo Bills. Thurman is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Art chats with Thurman about fatherhood, his playing days in the NFL, and the extraordinary opportunity that Old Spice presented to him.

Rich Gannon a St. Joseph's Preparatory School

While more than 2,000 high schools will receive a Golden Football from the NFL, only 4 schools across the U.S. are part of this special tour in which the Golden Football will actually be hand-delivered by an NFL Legend. The Golden Football presentation at the school assembly is part of the Honor Roll program celebrating the 50 years of the Super Bowl in 2016.

Thurman presented the Golden Football and spoke to the students at his alma mater about his experiences at Willowridge High School.

Rich Gannon a St. Joseph's Preparatory School

Go to for more info on this program.

Follow Thurman Thomas on Twitter @thurmanthomas.