Super Bowl champ and broadcaster Victor Cruz hosts The Cost of Winning Podcast, a four-part series where he speaks with a range of high-profile guests -- including Michael Strahan and Dapper Dan -- about the obstacles they faced on the road to success and how the HBO docuseries resonated with them. Cruz, an undrafted free agent from Paterson, NJ, relates to the subjects of the series and delves into what it takes to be a winner.



In the fourth and final podcast episode, host Victor Cruz reflects on HBO’s ‘The Cost of Winning’ docu-series in its entirety and weighs in on standout moments from the last installment. Victor is then joined by fellow former New York Giant and an executive producer of the docu-series, Michael Strahan, to talk about his role in the creation of the show. Cruz and Strahan also discuss their appreciation for Coach Poggi, how years of playing team sports have helped their careers, and the impact of going through life with an underdog mentality. The Cost of Winning Podcast is executive produced by Victor Cruz.


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Host Victor Cruz speaks with docu-series executive producer Michael Strahan about highlighting St. Frances Academy's football program, having an underdog mentality and what he hopes viewers will take away.

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Host Victor Cruz discusses the sacrifices made by the coaching staff and teachers at St. Frances Academy in order to keep the players safe and put them in the best position to succeed at the collegiate level. Victor is then joined by one of the central figures of the series, head coach Biff Poggi, to talk about his role in the program, the importance of getting his players into college and how he deals with critics. Lastly, Victor reflects on some of the coaches who helped him throughout his playing career.

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Host Victor Cruz reflects on the selflessness displayed by the coaching staff and teachers of St. Frances Academy with head coach Biff Poggi.





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Host Victor Cruz reflects on the mental and emotional strength it takes to succeed in difficult situations and the ways in which both he and the St. Frances Academy players had to overcome everyday trauma. Victor then speaks with leading mental health professional, psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Clemons, about the importance of taking care of our mental health and ways adults can support young people dealing with trauma. Dr. Jess and Victor also talk about the stigma associated with seeking mental health help within the Black community and how we can work to reduce it.

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Host Victor Cruz discusses the role mental health plays in young people’s lives, particularly within the Black community, with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jessica Clemons.

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Host Victor Cruz breaks down the first installment of HBO’s The Cost of Winning, highlighting some memorable moments and reflecting on how the experiences of the featured players resonated with him personally. Then, Victor is joined by influential high fashion designer and legend in the hip-hop community, Dapper Dan, to talk about his path to success, overcoming challenges and advice he has for others looking to follow in his footsteps.

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Host Victor Cruz shares his takeaways from the first episode and speaks with fashion designer Dapper Dan about his path to success

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