The guy who rode his bike, by himself, across America

In the fall of 2022, Mac’s older brother, David Engel, completed a childhood dream when he rode his bike across the United States.A former professor of the classics at Penn State University, David left the profession to become a financial advisor. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two daughters.David recounts his ride, and […]

Know Coach Prime with the man who knows Deion Sanders

Long time journalist Jean-Jacques Taylor covered sports, and specifically the Dallas Cowboys, for much of his 19 years at the Dallas Morning News. A graduate of Dallas Skyline high school and Ohio State University, Taylor spent the last year with Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, and his then-Jackson State Tigers football program. Deion […]

The future of sports gambling, what to bet, and how to set your fantasy team.

Edward Egros began his career in sports journalism as a reporter in El Paso and for a long time in Dallas-Fort Worth. While doing that he immersed himself in the expanding world of statistics and analytics in sports, which created an opportunity as an expert in the new world of legalized sports gambling. He currently […]

The reality of America’s greatest new terrorist threat is terrifying

Tracy Walder worked for the CIA and FBI. The author of the book, “The Unexpected Spy,” which is being explored as a potential series for Netflix, also provides expert analysis on America’s intelligence community for news shows. She’s a college professor as well. She talks to Mac about the differences between the CIA and FBI, […]

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Dorks

Mac is kinda taking a summer break, but before he does he shares a story about attending the advance screener for “Indiana Jones and the Dial Destiny.” The moral of the story – there is no difference between the avid sports fan, and Trekkies. One isn’t better than the other. There are, however, levels to […]

The man who made “Hoop Dreams” now brings you Bill Walton

In 1994, documentary filmmaker Steven James made one of the most memorable and successful documentaries ever, “Hoops Dreams.” James talks about making that film, and its subsequent impact, as well as the subject for his new project, the ESPN 30 for 30, “The Luckiest Guy In The World,” about Bill Walton. Plus, Mac bemoans the […]

Engel Angle: The Greatest Player You Know, but Never Knew

During his Major League Baseball playing career, Yogi Berra was one of the best to play the game; 10 World Series; 3 MVP awards, and a list of statistics that by today’s standards look unattainable. Berra, however, may have been better known for his personality, the “Yogi-isms,” and a persona that became more myth than […]

Trying to cover Carolina Panthers receiver Adam Thielen

He is one of the most inspiring stories in the National Football League. Adam Thielen was an obscure college football player at Minnesota State who landed a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings. He turned that into a spot on their practice squad. He turned that into a spot on the active roster. He turned that […]

Chatting with Iowa & college football legend Chuck Long

Chuck Long was little recruited when coming out of high school, but he went to the University of Iowa where he became one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. He was a first round draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 1986, and an elbow injury changed what could have been a solid career. […]