Welcome to The Post Game, a podcast about the game after the game. On each episode, Kent State standout and the host of the program, Trevor Huffman, speaks with a former pro athlete about life after sports, transitioning to new careers and the stories of what happens after the lights go out.
On the latest episode of The Post Game podcast, former NHLer Brent Sopel joins the program to speak about his battles with dyslexia and bouts of depression, being labelled “stupid” when he was in school, breaking into the world of broadcasting, changes in hockey culture and the toxicity of its past, the pressure to play through injuries or risk losing your job, the impact of Brian Burke on his life and worldview, keeping healthy after hockey, reaching rock bottom before finally going to rehab, and why he made the decision to bring the Cup to the Pride Parade.
- Lost in My Mind. Players’ Tribune.
- Letting his guard down about dyslexia struggles helped blueliner Brent Sopel find purpose. ESPN.
- Ex-Blackhawk Brent Sopel details the demons he faced. Chicago Tribune.
Additional Episodes of “The Post Game” Podcast:
- Pat Hentgen on the Steroid Era and the Hall Question
- Brian Windhorst on Kent State and His First Gig
- Damon Stoudamire on the Jailblazers Era
- Troy Brown on Tom Brady, Bill Parcells, and Being Cut
- Brian Bickell on Battling MS
- Clint Malarchuk on His Infamous Injury and His Suicide Attempt
- Ben Curtis on Finally Saying Goodbye to Golf
- Nick Lowery on Going From the Chiefs to the White House
- Beasley Reece on the Time Roger Staubach Got Sucker Punched
- Julie Heldman on Billie Jean King and Bipolar Disorder
- Georges Laraque on Veganism and Entrepreneurship
- Todd Stottlemyre on His Dad and the Windbreaker Slide