The Ice Bucket Challenge

When social media grabs onto a fad, it grabs on and rides that bad boy until its run its course.  Celebrities and sports figures alike are covering themselves with buckets of ice cold water for ALS, but what is it all about?  Let’s take a further look at former Saints defensive back, Steve Gleason, to […] The post The Ice Bucket Challenge by Andrew LeTourneau appeared first...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Step aside: Steve Gleason takes Ice Bucket Challenge up a notch

By now, you've probably seen all sorts of NFL personalities take up the Ice Bucket Challenge. The movement, which was started to raise awareness for ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease), has reached all over the league as players and coaches have taken turns dumping ice cold water over their heads. Well, make room for Steve Gleason. The former New Orleans Saints player suffers from...
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25 most memorable plays in NFL history

Just as the NFL’s unofficial summer vacation wraps up, we want to keep things macro for one final big-picture look at the NFL history books with a completely subjective summary of what we feel are the 25 most memorable plays in football history. A few rules. First, we’re restricting this to the Super Bowl era. Why? Because we’re using the word “memorable” as literally as...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints hero Steve Gleason home from hospital, ready for next challenge

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is now home from the hospital, ready to conquer the next challenge in his battle against ALS, albeit adjusting once again to a new piece of medical equipment, this one to help him breathe.   One week ago, Gleason had to be hospitalized and undergo a tracheotomy. It's a procedure Gleason was expecting to have done early this summer, but was...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to Team Gleason

According to Peter King of,  New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million towards Steve Gleason’s foundation Team Gleason. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to help former Saints special-teamer Steve Gleason, who now is wheelchair-bound with ALS, and his Team Gleason foundation build and operate Team Gleason House for Innovative...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason celebrates 37th birthday with fan videos, day at Saints camp

Former hero of the New Orleans Saints post-Katrina comeback Steve Gleason is celebrating his 37th birthday today. It's a major milestone for Gleason, who revealed he was battling ALS in 2011. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years. In honor of the big birthday, former teammate and Team Gleason supporter Scott Fujita asked fans via Twitter to re-enact...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2 of the 3 radio hosts who mocked Steve Gleason are employed again in Atlanta

One of the most vile, reprehensible, regrettable episodes of this year in sports was when 3 Atlanta radio hosts aired a vignette that mocked former Saints player Steve Gleason, who has been courageously fighting ALS.  The pre-planned bit featured hosts Steven "Steak" Shapiro, Chris Dimino, and Nick Cellini of 790 The Zone in Atlanta doing knock knock jokes with Cellini...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The worst controversies from a year in sports talk radio

The last week or so much of the sports media world has been focused on the incendiary comments of KNBR sports talk host Damon Bruce, whose awful rant about women not being welcome in sports went viral.  The controversy has now died down and most people have already moved on in this 24/7 news cycle.  Bruce was suspended for two days but he has his normal timeslot back and is talking...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Gleason rocks out with Pearl Jam

Former Saints player Steve Gleason, who's battling ALS, introduced Pearl Jam and was on stage with them Friday night during their set at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans. And he made the set list for the show. -- Dimitrispearljam (@dimitrispearlja) November 2, 2013 Gleason is a friend of guitarist Mike McCready, and he talked to ESPN about his...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason: A saint to more than just New Orleans

  Steve Gleason’s return to the New Orleans Saints following his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).   To many the name Steve Gleason probably doesn’t sound familiar. After all, Gleason was not a star quarterback nor did he have a Hall of Fame career. No, Steve Gleason is unlike many of football’s mainstream heroes today. The 36-year-old is no longer able to play football...
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason and Pearl Jam

Steve Gleason’s story is well-known. It’s hard not to be inspired by what he’s done since his diagnosis. Pearl Jam just happens to be my all-time favorite band. What connects the two? Apparently, quite a lot. Check out this cool story and video.    
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason interviews Pearl Jam in emotional ESPN Segment

Music and sports don’t often find themselves together, but when they do it’s beautiful. Steve Gleason was a safety for the New Orleans Saints, known mostly for his blocked punt in 2006 that was used as a symbol for the resurgence of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In 2011 he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Given two...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch this awesome Steve Gleason Pearl Jam feature story

Former New Orleans Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason continues to inspire the masses with his courageous fight against ALS.  Gleason has been the subject of several feature length stories and television segments, but this one that aired Sunday on ESPN about Gleason's relationship with Pearl Jam is one of the most touching.  Not just with regards to Gleason, it'...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason And Some Other Celebrities Interviewed Pearl Jam About Their New Album

Pearl Jam have already released two music videos from their new album, “Lightning Bolt,” which is typically two more than they ever release for anything. Perhaps the coolest video they’ve released so far is the aptly-named short film “Lightning Bolt,” which features several celebrities interviewing the band about this new album. Among them, director/producer Judd Apatow...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

CougGreat Gleason donates big

SPOKANE -- Steve Gleason will never be forgotten at Washington State, and the same can be said of his old high school. Gleason’s No. 34 football uniform number was retired in a ceremony at Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep on Tuesday.
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cougfan at 15: The courage of Gail Gleason

PULLMAN – Gail Gleason still possesses that electric smile, that infectious laugh, that zest for life that she passed on to her children. Most of the time, that is. Inevitably, there are times when her voice shakes and her eyes glisten and she must leave work to go home and face the fact that her eldest son -- former Washington State football and baseball player Steve Gleason -- is dying.
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Podcast: The Stupidity of Mocking Steve Gleason

Andrew Juge and Kevin Held join Ralph to discuss the Atlanta SportsTalk hosts mocking Steve Gleason. Then they discuss how ill informed NFL players are about who is actually good at football and use Jimmy Graham not being in the Top 100 players as exhibit  A. Kevin's rant involves Goodell, purses, and Dennis Pita. The boys then break down another bracket in the Tournament...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Now that the Atlanta radio Gleason debacle is over, we have to use it as a learning tool

It's sad and disappointing that we had to spend so much time discussing the juvenile, unfunny and incredibly disrespectful skit an Atlanta radio station made in mockery of Steve Gleason to start this week. And while it's somewhat of a consolation that the hosts have gracefully apologized and accepted full responsibility for their stupidity and that Gleason has issued a statement...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Steak Shapiro, insulter of Steve Gleason, explains himself to Brooke Baldwin (video)

From Brooke Baldwin/CNN Newsroom: Steak Shapiro, one of the fired morning show hosts of Atlanta sports radio station 790 the Zone spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin about his firing. Yes, Steak Shapiro is an actual person, not the name of a specially prepared dinner entree. He did acknowledge the poor taste of his joke mocking former New Orleans Saint player Steve Gleason, who has...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayhem in the A.M. fired radio host Steak Shapiro said they 'blew it' with ALS mocking segment

Steak Shapiro, former host of "Mayhem in the A.M." on Atlanta's 790 The Zone, sat with CNN to discuss his ugly attack of ALS battler Steve Gleason. "I would have been offended," he now offers up.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason accepts radio hosts' apologies

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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason Accepts Fired Radio Hosts’ Apologies After Insensitive Jokes on Atlanta Station

Punishment came swiftly for three Atlanta sports radio hosts that dedicated a segment of their morning show to making fun of former New Orleans Saints captain Steve Gleason, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS). Steak Shapiro, Nick Cellini and Chris Dimino were roundly denounced in the media after their offensive jokes on 790 The Zone’s...
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gleason accepts apology of fired Atlanta DJs

Former New Orleans Saints player, now champion of ALS awareness, Steve Gleason is responding with class and grace to an Atlanta radio station's mockery of him and his battle with ALS. Tuesday afternoon, Gleason posted this message on his charity's Facebook page: "Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support. '...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Gleason Accepts Sports Talk Hosts Apologies

Proving yet again that he and his foundation are better men, Team Gleason released a statement this afternoon stating they've forgiven the DJ's from Atlanta radio station 790 The Zone who made some poor, poor jokes at his expense. Here's the statement from Steve Gleason himself: Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Poor-Taste Lampoon of Steve Gleason Could Yield Unexpected Positive Result

When the now cancelled morning show and fired hosts of Atlanta's 790 The Zone made their gigantic blunder and gave the sports talk world plenty to tweet about by poking fun at former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, it looked like nothing but yet another dark chapter in an ugly novel regarding New Orleans and Atlanta. But something good may actually come of this. Don...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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