#161 Mike Morris and Rick Kupchella
Rick elaborates on why news sucks so much.
Morris was a four-year starter at Northeast Missouri State, and entered the National Football League as an undrafted free agent. He played brief stints for the Arizona Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Cleveland Browns before settling in as the long snapper for the Vikings, where he played consistently throughout the 1990s. During the 1998 playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons for the Minnesota Vikings, he was blamed by Dennis Green for the snap being too high leading to Gary Anderson’s only missed field goal of the year. Following the end of his career, Morris took over the morning drive time slot on sports radio station KFAN after the failure of Dan Cole’s show necessitated a replacement. Morris broadcasted using the moniker ‘The Superstar’ and his show was known as The Power Trip Morning Show. Morris was also the co-host of Vikings Fanline with Cory “Sludge” Cove.
For 30 years Rick Kupchella has worked as an investigative reporter, news anchor, public speaker and author. Now he has partnered with digital developers, broadcast producers and major U.S. corporations to reach even wider audiences, with even greater impact. In the past two years, Rick’s partnerships have created and distributed a TV documentary, daily broadcast and digital news programming, several books, digital gaming, and even the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Workplace Wellness.