A former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader who has turned Radio/TV personality both locally in Atlanta and also on a national level, Nikky is a former reporter/ correspondent for NASCAR, MLB and Spike TV.
She has worked alongside Erin Andrews and Bonnie Bernstein covering the Chic-Fil-A College Bowl on ESPN. Today, Nikky works on-air with the Atlanta Braves Radio Network / 680 The Fan for Dickie Broadcasting. Nikky also works in Atlanta with FOX5 covering social media for both high school football as well as for the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons.
Former Atlanta Falcon and Tennessee Volunteers star Chuck Smith will provide game breakdowns and analysis. Smith was an All-Pro defensive end with the Falcons, helping lead them to their only Super Bowl appearance in 1998. He has hosted his own television show, "On the Road with Big Chuck ," as well as radio programs on V-103, 790 the Zone and 680 the Fan in Atlanta. He continues to work as a personal coach for over 50 current NFL and college players.
Dr. Anand Lalaji
Dr. Andrew (Anand) Lalaji is a board certified subspecialty radiologist specializing in orthopedic radiology with a specific concentration in sports imaging. He is the founder and chief medical officer of The Radiology Group (TRG), a full service radiology services company doing business in 23 states. He is also the founder of Inside Injuries, a unique and innovative website for the description of sports injuries as it relates to professional and collegiate athletes. He is also the developer of the Injury Report Card.
Dr. Lalaji studied at Binghamton University for his undergraduate studies, State University of New York at Brooklyn for medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York for radiology residency, and Wake Forest University for his orthopedic imaging fellowship. Dr. Lalaji has been quoted in multiple radiology journals, appeared on numerous television and radio programs such as CBS, NBC, and Health Leaders Media.
Dr. Lalaji has a passion for educating the public on sports injuries through the use of pictures and their favorite athletes.
In his spare time, he spends time with his wife and two children, and is also an avid golfer.
Host and football expert analyst, Jeffrey Schechter, has spent the past forty years scrutinizing the factors that favor teams and players each week on both the college and professional levels. His keen observations have proven insightful to thousands of die-hard football fans. And now, for the first time ever, he's offering his conclusions to viewers of Playing to Win.
Adam M Brown
Adam M Brown is a 37 year old native Atlantan who has been involved in sports for over 30 years.
Currently Adam is head JV and Assistant Head Baseball coach at the very prestigious Pace Academy in Atlanta.
Adam also owns his own commercial real estate company.
In addition Adam has a vast knowledge and has been a student of all sports and has been a very successful participant
over the years in multiple fantasy football leagues since the inception of the game.
Adam is the "Play to Win Fantasy Football expert who during the 2014 -2015 NFL season delivered some superb
info to the Atlanta viewers.
Adam is also married. He and his wife Jen just had their first baby!!!!!
Be sure to tune in to see Adam weekly to learn some inside scoops and weekly Fantasy Sleepers on Football's "Play to Win".
The Former All Pro Atlanta Falcon for 12 of his 15 years in the NFL and All American star at Stanford will provide weekly game breakdowns and analysis.
Whitfield was an All-Pro offensive tackle with the Falcons, helping lead them to their only Super Bowl appearance in 1998.
Bob is not only a long time Atlanta Falcon favorite but also a media darling with his wry humor and quick wit on all things football.
Bob also provides expert commentary on 92.9 The Game, Sirius Radio and NFL Sky Sports London UK.
Saadiq F. El-Amin III MD, PhD, MMS
Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and regenerative medicine. He is currently on Fox 5 Play to Win as a medical expert, a Professor of Regenerative Medicine at GGC and Medical Director at the Gwinnett Hospital Concussion Institute.
He earned his medical school degree (MD), a masters degree in medical science (MMS) and a PhD in molecular and cell biology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He received his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, VA. He furthered his training and education by completing a fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. While there he served as the Assistant Team Doctor for the New York Knicks and for the St. Johns University under the guidance of Dr. Answorth Allen and Dr. Lisa Callahan. Most recently, Dr. El-Amin served as the Team Physician for UIS-Springfield Athletics and was the Director of Shoulder and Sports Medicine for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was also the Team Orthopedic Physician for the Springfield Foxes Semi-Pro Football Team, Quincy University and Robert Morris College. He has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer/Biomedical Engineering and Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU. He is currently the Head Team Physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks Professional Soccer Team.
Dr. El-Amin is a member of several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, and National Medical Association. Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Advanced Biomaterials while at SIU and multiple biotech companies. He has served on several medical/biotech boards. His research interests include the area of tissue engineering where he designs biomaterials and ligaments for ACL, elbow and shoulder reconstruction and stem cell technology for medical applications. He has multiple publications and patents in these areas. Dr. El-Amin has over 40 publications in medical journals, book chapters, has given over 50 presentations both nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of multiple research grants. In 2017 Dr. El-Amin was recently named “Top Orthopaedic Surgeon” by the leading physicians of the world. He is also the proud father of three beautiful girls ages 14, 11 and 9 years of age.
Born in New Jersey and grew up in California Jamal and his family were very close when growing up to Muhammad Ali. Jamal played his college Football at the University of UTAH.
In 1994 He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the NFL draft
Anderson played eight seasons with the Falcons, amassing 5,336 rushing yards, 156 receptions for 1,645 yards, and 41 touchdowns before he suffered what became a career-ending tear of his ACL in 2001.
He was well known for his "Dirty Bird" touchdown celebration, in which he flapped his arms as if they were wings and rhythmically bouncing side-to-side in the crowd's direction. The dance has been widely copied; in a press conference Anderson stated: “people break out and do the Dirty Bird in the strangest places. Jamal has appeared as an analyst for CNN Newsroom, providing insight on current NFL issues as well as news and highlights from the major sports leagues. He has also appeared as an analyst on ESPN and ABC Sports.