Making an Athlete (Episode 1): Former NFL TE George Wrighster on Raising QB Sons

Introducing Making an Athlete- a new YouTube Series from George Wrighster and Ralph Amsden at UnafraidShow.com, where we talk to parents, coaches, trainers, and athletes themselves about everything that goes into making an athlete. Here, you’ll find stories of overcoming adversities, roadmaps for success, and lessons from failures on the path toward raising up young athletes.

On the first episode, George Wrighster talks about growing up wanting to play QB, but not having the opportunity that is now afforded to his sons. We get into how race and privilege play a role in the potential for success in a modern athlete, and what his ultimate hopes are as he helps his kids on their athletic journey.

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Mailbag or Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 12/3/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $895

Overall record: 33-36-1 (3-2 last week, +$75)

Oregon (+2.5) vs Utah (risking $75)

Oklahoma State (-5.5) vs Baylor (risking $75)

Georgia (-6.5) vs Alabama (risking $75)

Michigan (-10.5) vs Iowa (risking $75)

Cincinnati vs Houston (+10.5) (risking $75)

This week’s picks:

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1415

Overall record: 35-33-1 (2-2-1 last week, +$0)

This week’s picks:

Oregon vs Utah OVER 57.5 (risking $75)

Louisiana (+3) vs Appalachian State (risking $100)

Oklahoma State vs Baylor OVER 46.5 (risking $75)

Cincinnati vs Houston (+10.5) (risking $75)

Wake Forest vs Pittsburgh (-3) (risking $75)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/26/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $820

Overall record: 30-34-1 (3-2 last week, +$75)

This week’s picks:

Oregon State at Oregon (-7) (risking $75)

BYU (+7) at USC (risking $75)

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (-4.5) (risking $75)

Penn State at Michigan State (+1.5) (risking $75)

Notre Dame (-20.5) at Stanford (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1415

Overall record: 33-31-1 (3-2 last week, +$100)

This week’s picks:

BYU (-7) at USC (risking $100)

Ohio State at Michigan (+8.5) (risking $50)

Florida State (+3) at Florida (risking $50)

Arizona at Arizona State OVER 52.5 (risking $100)

Pittsburgh at Syracuse OVER 59 (risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/19/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $745

Overall record: 27-32-1 (3-1-1 last week, +$150)

This week’s picks:

USC vs UCLA (-3) (risking $75)

Utah vs Oregon (+3) (risking $75)

Ohio State vs Michigan State (+19.5) (risking $75)

Kansas State vs Baylor (+2.5) (risking $75)

Wisconsin vs Nebraska (+10) (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1315

Overall record: 30-29-1 (2-3 last week, -$50)

This week’s picks:

Utah State (-5.5) vs Wyoming (risking $100)

Wake Forest at Clemson OVER 56.5 (risking $100)

Washington at Colorado OVER 43.5 (risking $100)

USC vs UCLA (-3) (risking $100)

Stanford vs Cal (-2.5) (risking $100)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/12/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $595

Overall record: 24-31 (2-3 last week, -$75)

This week’s picks:

Arizona State at Washington UNDER 45.5 (risking $75)

Mississippi State at Auburn OVER 50 (risking $75)

Purdue at Ohio State OVER 62.5 (risking $75)

Washington State at Oregon (-14) (risking $75)

Oklahoma at Baylor (+5.5) (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1365

Overall record: 28-26-1 (3-2 last week, +$25)

This week’s picks:

Notre Dame (-5) at Virginia (risking $100)

Notre Dame at Virginia OVER 64.5 (risking $100)

Purdue (+20.5) at Ohio State (risking $50)

Arizona State (-6) at Washington (risking $50)

Iowa State at Texas Tech (+10.5) (risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 11/5/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $670

Overall record: 22-28 (2-3 last week, -$75)

This week’s picks:

Oregon (-7) at Washington (risking $75)

Ohio State (-14.5) at Nebraska (risking $75)

Baylor (-6.5) at TCU (risking $75)

Auburn (-4.5) at Texas A&M (risking $75)

Tennessee (-1) at Kentucky (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1340

Overall record: 25-24-1 (3-2 last week, +$150)

This week’s picks:

Missouri (+39.5) at Georgia (risking $50)

Oregon (-7) at Washington (risking $50)

California at Arizona UNDER 49.5 (risking $75)

Michigan State (-3) at Purdue (risking $100)

Wake Forest (+2.5) at North Carolina (Risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 10/29/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $745

Overall record: 20-25 (2-3 last week, -$75)

This week’s picks:

Colorado at Oregon (-24.5) (risking $75)

Michigan at Michigan State (+4)(risking $75)

Georgia at Florida (+14.5) (risking $75)

Penn State at Ohio State (-18.5) (risking $75)

Texas at Baylor (-2.5) (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1190

Overall record: 22-22-1 (1-4 last week, -$130)

This week’s picks:

Iowa at Wisconsin OVER 37 (risking $50)

Ole Miss (+2.5) at Auburn (risking $50)

North Carolina at Notre Dame OVER 62.5 (risking $50)

Washington State (+15.5) at Arizona State (Risking $100)

Penn State (+18.5) at Ohio State (Risking $100)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 10/22/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $820

Overall record: 18-22 (2-3 last week, -$100)

This week’s picks:

Oregon (+1) at UCLA (risking $75)

Northwestern (+23.5) at Michigan (risking $75)

Oklahoma State (+7) at Iowa State (risking $75)

USC (+7) at Notre Dame (risking $75)

LSU (+9.5) at Ole Miss (risking $75)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1320

Overall record: 21-18-1 (2-3 last week, -$75)

This week’s picks:

Washington at Arizona UNDER 46 (risking $100)

Clemson (+3.5) at Pittsburgh (risking $60)

Nevada at Fresno State (-3.5) (risking $50)

LSU (+9.5) at Ole Miss (risking $70)

Oregon at UCLA UNDER 60 (risking $50)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 10/15/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $920

Overall record: 16-19 (2-3 last week, -$100)

This week’s picks:

Cal at Oregon (-13.5) (Risking $100)

Oklahoma State at Texas (-4) (Risking $100)

Kent State (+21.5) at Georgia (Risking $100)

Arizona State at Utah (+1) (Risking $100)

Florida (-11.5) at LSU (Risking $100)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1395

Overall record: 19-15-1 (3-2 last week, +$100)

This week’s picks:

Oklahoma State at Texas (-4) (risking $50)

Ole Miss (-2.5) at Tennessee (risking $50)

Iowa State at Kansas State (+6.5) (risking $50)

Arizona at Colorado UNDER 46.5 (risking $75)

Arizona State (-1) at Utah (risking $100)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.

UnafraidShow Fearless Friday Picks: 10/8/2021

Welcome to the UnafraidShow.com 2021 Fearless Friday Picks contest between George Wrigshter and Ralph Amsden.

Every week, George and Ralph will make five picks, either against the spread or the total, for the upcoming sports weekend. Each participant will start with $1000, and must risk a minimum of $20 on each pick, but can up each selection to a maximum of $100. Each winning pick pays 1:1, and we’ll keep the total throughout the season.

George Wrighster

Current total: $1020

Overall record: 14-16 (1-4 last week, -$245)

This week’s picks:

Oklahoma (-3) at Texas (risking $100)

Georgia at Auburn (+15.5) (risking $100)

Alabama (-18) at Texas A&M (risking $100)

Oregon State (-3.5) at Washington State (risking $100)

Florida State (+17.5) at North Carolina (risking $100)

Ralph Amsden

Current total: $1295

Overall record: 16-13-1 (3-2 last week, +$150)

This week’s picks:

Penn State at Iowa OVER 41 (risking $100)

Boise State (+5.5) at BYU (risking $100)

Florida State (+17.5) at North Carolina (risking $100)

Arkansas at Mississippi UNDER 66.5 (risking $100)

Oregon State (-3.5) at Washington State (risking $100)

Have a take you’d like us to address? Email us at immad@unafraidshow.com and we’ll read your take on a future Wrighster or Wrong podcast.