Q: Hello Corey, and again thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to chat.
Is that a question??? LOL! If that's the question I just asked an answer???? LOL
Q: Word on the street is that you have a close friend who sponsors a team on the Circuit.
I wouldn’t call him a close friend but Steve McNair who has been a competitor and NFL colleague of mine, as well as a fellow Nashville resident for over ten years is one the most accomplished and respected associates I have. And as long as I can remember, his name has been associated with having a softball team, and a very good one at that.
Q: From talking with him and from what you have seen of our message board what are your thoughts?
I’m very impressed, mostly because I didn’t know that the circuit was this large and this organized. And as a former professional athlete I can appreciate the opportunity for annual camaraderie and great competition that sports bring.
Q: As some one who has competed at the most competitive level professionally, do you think you could compete on the Black Softball Circuit?
Well since I consider myself a pretty good athlete, I feel like I can be good at any sport that has a ball in it, lol. Seriously, I probably could. I played baseball in clubs, and school teams through high school. Now how good I would be is another story, I’m sure I could hit at least a field goal or two, just kidding!
Q: Could there be a Steve McNair vs. Corey Harris Homerun Derby sometime in the near future?
Steve McNair DOES NOT want to see Corey Harris in a home run derby…I’m telling you, he doesn’t…cause I would be terrible, to terrible to watch, lol. I have about as good of a chance beating Steve McNair in a homerun derby as Gary Coleman does beating LeBron James in a dunk contest; I’m certain Gary would come up “short” just like I would.
Q: Now that you have retired from a very successful career in the NFL, I hear that you have been keeping yourself busy with other ventures. What are you up to these days?
Well as soon a I retired I penned my first novel called, Secret Lives Of the Wives: The Flipside of the Coin aka SLOW (available @ www.getslow.com (shameless plug
: -)). It’s a racy fiction about five NFL wives, their heartbreaks and indiscretions. It’s a drama interpretation of experiences that have taken place over my 12 year NFL career. I have turned the book into a stage play, screenplay and television pilot. I am in early talks for production for those projects. But I am really excited about my current project that will change how audio books are done. I am releasing what I call an “Audio Cinema Book” and Soundtrack which are very accurate interpretations of the debut novel SLOW, and the soundtrack will be surprisingly entertaining to my audience.
Q: Wow, who would have known you were more than just an outstanding athlete, but also an entrepreneur, writer, and musician.
That’s the one thing about being a professional football player, a lot of times either people don’t get to see the other things that we do or don’t take us seriously. But I have been in this game for a long time I have owned a performing arts center, a nightclub, a sports bar, recorded two albums with grammy winning artist, writers and producers but now that I am not in the NFL I have a chance to focus on the other things I love.
Q: S.L.O.W. sounds like something the members of Grown Folks lounge would be very interested in.
It is definitely for the Grown Folks. I know you thought you knew and you’ve heard this story a thousand times but I can almost guarantee that you haven’t heard it like this. And before Christmas the sequel will be here and ready.
Q: So where can we direct our BSC family to check you out?
Go to WWW.GETSLOW.COM order it but you can also catch me at the BSC World Series in Columbus, GA on Saturday, August 30th. I will be posted up somewhere signing books, taking pictures, kissin’ babies (ugly ones and cutes cause I love kids…) I will have a more extensive web page shortly but you can definitely go to WWW.GETSLOW.COM and get, if you are a reader you will read it in less than 2 days, if you are not you will read it in less than 4 days, it's that good. Secret Lives Of the Wives, the perfect road trip or long flight book!
Q:That’s great. Well we have come to the end of our interview, so in true BSC fashion, I have to ask if you have any shout outs?
I’d just like to say thank you, Sharon, Mstiff and BSC family for giving me the opportunity to give my novel this exposure. Thanks to my sexy manager and “wife-to-be” (she’s having a surprise wedding, what can I say, I’m crazy like that, lol) Stacie and to Lauren, CJ, and Cierra, who may never ever even see this, I love you! And to the BSC competitors “Go yard or go home!” ( Don’t be trying to steal that…lol) Thanks BSC!