Welcome to The Quazcast, a weekly podcast that brings listeners in on a frank conversation between myself and a random person from the world of sports.
I might speak with a 90-year-old NFL kicker one week, the manager of a Major League Baseball team the next, and a bull fighter the week after that. The Quazcast is about digging deep and avoiding the cliché questions and answers that too often plague sports interviews.
This week’s guest is one of the game’s good guys: former Super Bowl winning New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss. After graduating from Western Oregon University with Academic All-District VIII honors, Boss declared himself eligible for the 2007 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Giants in the fifth round, and finished his rookie season as the team’s starting tight end after Jeremy Shockey went down to injury.
Boss was a key contributor to New York’s championship season, making important catches in the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. He’d spend the next three seasons with the Giants as a starter, cementing his reputation as a large, but athletic tight end, who most memorably leaped over a would-be tackler on a third down play against the Eagles in his final year with the team.