The Ralph Cindrich Podcast (thereadoptional.com)
About This Show
Show Info: Former NFL player turned agent, author (NFL Brawler) and businessman, Ralph Cindrich, gives his inside perspective on the world of pro football. Presented by TheReadOptional.com About Ralph Cindrich: Ralph Cindrich is a sports agent and former NFL player. A linebacker for the New England Patriots (1972), the Houston Oilers (1973, 1974, 1975) and the Denver Broncos (1974), Cindrich graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 and South Texas College of Law in 1978. During his more than three-plus decades as an NFL agent, he has represented stars such as James Farrior, Bruce Gradkowski, Tarik Glenn, Jeff Blake, Brian Griese, Al Toon, Dermontti Dawson, and Will Wolford among others. As an agent, Cindrich also negotiated one of the landmark contracts in sports history, one that forever altered the salary hierarchy in the NFL, and would be prominently featured in Michael Lewis’ book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. In May 1993, just as the NFL Free Agency boom began, USA Today called Cindrich “the undisputed free agent champ.” Cindrich is also the author of NFL BRAWLER, A Player-Turned-Agent’s Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League. NFL BRAWLER takes readers behind the scenes of major NFL drafts, deals and trades providing a first hand account of his decades in the football business. He writes about NFL personnel like Jimmy Johnson and Bill Polian, owners Art Rooney, Bob Irsay, and Jerry Jones and players such as Herschel Walker, Bill Fralic and James Farrior.