As the first American born citizen in his family, he disappointed his family by deciding to become a sports talk radio show host. "They pay you to talk? Who are you kidding?", he has often been asked by different members of the Guimaraes clan. "Thank goodness we made so many sacrifices so you can not work for a living."
Five years ago, Eric met "The Captain" Carey Rich at a local watering hole known as The Publick House and the two immediately hit it off. The chemistry was evident as the two pondered the thought of hosting a show together one day. This August, that dream was realized as the two host The Locker Room every day right here on 1400theteam.com
Carey Rich aka The Captain
Hard work and dedication was never foreign to Carey Rich as he learned his work ethic from his mother. Mama Rich worked hard to make sure her son would have every opportunity to make a name for himself and he would not dissapoint. As a youngster, Carey always made sure he had a few bucks in his pocket to take care of his friends by working a paper route. When time permitted, The Captain, as he would later be known, would hone his basketball skills on the blacktop. This would lead to a state title while at C.A. Johnson, a Southern Conference Freshman of the Year award, and three strong seasons at USC, where he was a two-time captain (thus the name).
The Captain acknowledges many inidividuals who have crossed his path over his many, many years on earth with influencing him...most notably, Eric Guimaraes. "I am often amazed by his professionalism, sincerity, and knowledge of all sports," said Rich. "Without him, I don't know where I would be."
Carey is known for his big smile and objectivity....and for being Eric's right-hand man. "I've heard E-Rock can lead a horse to water AND make him drink," noted Carey.
With a less than stellar performance Thursday night, Florida State dealt a severe blow to Clemson's hopes of playing for a second consecutive ACC title. The Tigers needed the 'Noles to lose one of its final remaining conference games to have a chance. Of course, the Tigers would have to win out for that to happen.
Florida State tooks its show on the road in one of the toughest environments in the ACC Thursday night, Virginia Tech, and managed a 28-22 win scoring with .40 seconds remaining in the contest.
Next up, FSU travels to Maryland to play the depleted Terps.