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.
Texas WR Marquise Goodwin wanted to break Chris Johnson's combine record of a 4.25 40-yard-dash and just came up short. A former Olympian, Goodwin ran a 4.27 and has the fastest time thus far in the 2013 NFL Combine.
Dwight Howard was considered one of the top stars in the NBA as recently as two seasons ago. Now he just appears to be a clown more interested in making people laugh than actually winning basketball games. He would be better served to play somewhere with little history where the fans could appreciate his talents and entertaining impressions. His antics won't fly in LaLaLand.
After the embarrassing revelation that the NCAA ued unethical tactics to investigate The U, Miami President Donna Shalala says enough is enough. In a statement released Monday, the univeristy prez has asked for no more sactions to be handed down by the NCAA saying the self-imposed penalties should be suffiecient.
Here are most of the scores from last night's prep basketball games.
Not only did Kentucky basketball get blitzed on the road by Florida, freshman center Nerlens Noel went down with an apparent knee injury and may have played his last game in blue. After an NCAA investigation last summer and the possibiity of never playing cllege hoops, Noel was cleared to play in October. Now his amateur career may be over in just a matter of months.