Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Travis Wingfield looked across the entire country to turn his love for sports into an undeniable passion when he became a diehard Miami Dolphins fan at an early age. Wingfield’s hunger for all things aqua and orange paired with his analytical approach led him to podcasting, and ultimately to building one of the most listened-to Dolphins podcasts around. Today, as host of the Drive Time Podcast on the Miami Dolphins Podcast Network, Wingfield has realized his dream of working for his lifelong favorite franchise as a podcaster, writer, and on-camera personality.
In the tank, Travis explains how the Miami Dolphins unique color palette developed his fandom at an early age, despite growing up more than 3,000 miles away from South Florida (2:02). Additionally, he shares the events that led him to podcasting (6:03), reveals how his refusal to actually play football forced his tireless study habits to learn the “Xs & Os” of the sport (11:09), reflects on a March-Madness style tournament bracket that named him the “Best Follow” on Dolphins Twitter” (17:20) only to be let down later by losing out to friend Kyle Crabbs for a writing position (20:28). Travis also pulls back the curtain on the first time he realized working for the Dolphins could become a reality with an amazing story that involves Tom Garfinkel, Dan Marino, and Stephen Ross’ suite at Hard Rock Stadium (24:00).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc and Miami Dolphins Productions.
Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.