Inside The Mind of John Lynch: New “Stockton!” Podcast Probes Switch From FOX Broadcaster to GM Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Stockton goes one-on-one with new 49ers GM: “The ‘But’ was the scoreboard: You miss the winning and losing”
BigNews.Biz - Feb 24,2017 - New San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch talks about his move from the broadcast booth to the executive offices with his former FOX Sports partner Dick Stockton in a freshly-minted edition of the Stockton! podcast. The Lynch episode will premiere on Tuesday, February 28th. Visit http://apple.co/2lwjg8F for the full interview.
Lynch told Stockton: “I loved what I was doing in the broadcast world. It wasn’t like I was miserable... I was consumed by being the best I could be…But there was always a ‘but’…and that ‘but’ is the scoreboard. Just as much as the wins, it’s the agony of the losses, and how hard you take those that is all consuming.”
The Lynch interview is the latest episode in the new “Stockton!” podcast, which officially launched earlier this month with Stockton’s highly acclaimed interview with Alex Rodriguez, discussing the missteps and lessons learned over his career. The interview is also available on iTunes. To learn more about the show, visit www.stocktonpodcast.com.
On the type of players he is looking for, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champ with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added: “We want to create a fast team. We want guys that love football. When you talk about character, you can’t go get a bunch of choir boys. But there are a bunch of good people in this league. You want tough, you want resilient. You look at this last Super Bowl, the Patriots were down 25 points but never gave up. Those are the type of players with great grit, fortitude…that we’re looking for.”
On the 49ers organization, and observations during his Stamford career: “I think I helps me immensely that I played college football at Stanford. I got exposed to what the 49er way was all about… That’s when they were winning championships. It was a regular occurrence to see Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana at our practices…I have five Lombardi Trophies that I pass in the Lobby every day… It’s a big task, but we’re starting to create a culture that we know is needed to turn this place around to be back on top.”
Lynch is the second Stockton broadcast partner to become the GM of an NFL team, Matt Millen being the first.
“Stockton!” is produced by the Collisions Podcast Division of CRN International (www.crnradio.com), the leading radio marketing company pioneering strategies and producing creative programming that gives major advertisers competitive advantages through radio and emerging audio media. Collisions (www.CollisionsMedia.com) also produces podcasts in the categories of books, cars, music and self-help. The company is headquartered in Hamden, CT, with offices in New York, Minneapolis and Detroit.