The Grueling Truth
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The Grueling Truth was founded by Mike Goodpaster in 2015.
He is a former professional arena league football head coach in the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). He coached the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, Evansville Rage and the Owensboro Rage. He was also the director of player personnel in the CIFL and head of football operations for the Rage and the River Monsters. He had been rated by some to be one of the best quarterback coaches in the country.
The grueling truth is a site run by former players, coaches, and fans to give fans an unbiased look at the sports they love.
Major Stars On Show
Mike Goodpaster is the host of "The Grueling Truth" podcast which falls under what Goodpaster calls "The Grueling Truth Radio Sports Network."
The show often bring sports legends on to discuss their past achievements as well as to offer their opinions on relevant current topics.
The podcast offers major coverage of professional football, basketball, baseball, boxing, hockey and MMA.
The podcast also has top-10s, mock drafts, polls, and discussion about topics about past and present.
Past guests have included Tom Flores, Roger Craig, Carlos Palomino, Tim Witherspoon, Jerry Kramer, Dan Pastorini, Larry Holmes, Levon Kirkland, Leon Searcy, John J. Raspanti, Tommy John, Dexter Carter, Dan Pastorini, Mike Weaver, Irv Eatman and Matthew E. O'Neil. Its website features articles written by respected writers.
The Grueling Truth Sports network is a sports network designed to cater to fans of sports.
All podcasts are broadcast by iHeartRadio and its website averages 20 million hits a month. The Grueling Truth also allows others to upload their podcasts to its website.
The Owensboro Rage, formerly the Evansville Rage,was a professional indoor football team based in Owensboro, Kentucky. The team was a member of the Continental Indoor Football League. The Rage joined the CIFL in 2012 as an expansion team. The Rage were the first indoor football team to be based in Owensboro. The Rage were founded in 2011 by David Reed. Reed stepped down as president and general manager in March 2012 due to lack of funds. In 2013 the owner of the Rage became Melissa Logsdon. The Rage played their home games at The Next Level Sports Facility.
The Rage gained widespread attention in the sports world when they signed Jared Lorenzen to quarterback in the midst of their 2013 season. Lorenzen had played for the New York Giants when they won Super Bowl XLI in 2008. Goodpaster worked out a contract for Lorenzen to join the Rage.
Lorenzen joined the team during week five and guided them to victory in their next two appearances, one of which took place at The Next Level Sports Facility on J.R.
Lorenson died in 2019 at age 38.
After four years of playing in the National Football League Lorenzen had brief playing stints with the Kentucky Horsemen and the Northern Kentucky River Monsters which was also coached by Goodpaster. Goodpaster was head coach, director of player personnel and director of football operations for the Rage. The 2012 team had a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. The 2013 team had 5 wins and 5 losses. Goodpaster was the head coach for both seasons. He was the head coach of the Rage before the team moved from Evansville, Indiana to Owensboro, Kentucky.
Northern Kentucky River Monsters
The Northern Kentucky River Monsters were a professional indoor football team based in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The River Monsters began play as a charter member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) for its inaugural 2011 season spending one season in the UIFL before reaching an agreement with league management to leave. After a two-year hiatus, the River Monsters returned in 2014 as a member of the South Division of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL). The River Monsters played their home games at BB&T Arena. On June 6, 2011, it was announced that the UIFL and the River Monsters mutually agreed to part ways, leaving the team free to join another league. However, the UIFL had a lease agreement with the arena, which hampered the likelihood the River Monsters would play in Highland Heights in 2012.The team suspended operations on October 1, 2014. Goodpaster was the head coach, director of player personnel and director of football operations for the River Monsters for the 2014 season. The team finished the season with 7 wins and 3 losses.
Mike & Wendy Goodpaster
Mike Goodpaster is married with three children.
He resides in Indiana.