Bledsoe: From the gridiron to the vineyard
The transition from the gridiron of the NFL to civilian is often times challenging for former NFL stars. Drew Bledsoe has had the good fortune of being able to take those challenges and create an interesting life and post NFL career move.
Drew who had a love of wine started Doubleback Winery and has been making wine with the help of a good friend of his from Walla Walla, Washington Chris Figgins who not only consults with Drew about the winemaking but also assisted in the vineyard design. Drew and Canzano talked about what led Drew to the wine business and why he chose the Walla Walla, Washington area. Bledsoe also discusses emerging technologies as an area of business and how it has become not only profitable but has become environmentally positive.
Washington State University’s football team has a new head coach, his name is Mike Leach. Bledsoe and Canzano have a spirited discussion on the hiring of Mike Leach and how it’s been tough for Drew to live in Bend, OR being a Cougar and dealing with the surrounding fans of the Ducks and Beavers. Now with the hiring of Mike Leach, Bledsoe is hoping the Cougars will see better days on the football field and be more competitive against the Ducks and Beavers. Will Bledsoe turn to coaching as a hobby or profession? What was it like for Bledsoe being a father in the NFL? Bledsoe answers those questions in this entertaining interview on 750 The Game.