[Orlando, FL] On Saturday, Feb. 25, the hottest action sports radio show in the country – The Kevin Sutton Show – was conversating with two awesome guests, in-studio, as well as dishing it on the the NBA All-Stars, which had completely Occupied Orlando.
Man, did they take over Orlando!
This week’s featured guests were pro surfer Logan Hayes – his second visit to the show – and Donny Victorottosaro, one of the founders of the Future 6 clothing company. Hope we got that name right because that’s a doozy.
The KSS Crew – host Kevin Sutton, with co-hosts Mayra, Joe and Chris – was more than eager to get into it with their main guest, who is all of 15 years old … he even has braces. But man is he a good surfer. And believe it or not, he’s already been in the sport competitively for 5 years.
The youth are taking over the world!
Hayes gained notoriety for signing on with surfing mega-store and lifestyle enabler Ron Jon Surf Shop at the age of 10. He’s the little blond kid with the long hair that you see on their gift cards and promotional materials.
Logan Hayes surfing Florida’s East Coast on July 20, 2011, the anniversary of the first Moonwalk
He’s practically second only to the Coppertone Girl in Florida beach-product marketing history.
“Things have been going really good,” said Hayes, who is going up to North Carolina on May 18 and 19 for a competition. Next up is the always hot Kona Pro coming up on March 8-11 and taking place in New Smyrna Beach. The Kona Pro is part of the Western Atlantic Surf Series.
The gang couldn’t help themselves in making fun of Hayes’ new hair cut, which has a more-than-striking resemblance to Justin Bieber’s famous haircut (which the young singing sensation has since chopped off).
“Don’t say that … I hate Justin Bieber,” chimed Hayes who threw his father-manager under the bus for “making” him get that haircut.
Speaking of Logan Hayes’ father-manager, Toby Hayes talked about what was up next for The Kid, saying that there will be a, “focus on traveling more … to compete against … some of the international talent.”
Naturally, that brought up the discussion of Australia and … sharks. The subject was quickly changed.
And then there’s Logan’s new sponsorship from Future 6, that deal was signed this week. That’s right, you heard it here first, folks.
Donny from Future 6 clued everybody into what the slightly-more-than-a-year-old clothing company is all about: empowering the youth that are competing in today’s action sports. You know, surfing, wake skating, MMA and all that.
But it wasn’t long before the KSS Crew turned their attentions to the ever-present All-Star festivities, which have literally taken over Orlando. You can’t get where you are going!
Photo: Gian Pietri
Host Kevin Sutton makes a point about this week’s guest Logan Hayes
“It’s crazy, limos everywhere and those huge cars … you can’t get anywhere,” said Mayra.
Host Kevin Sutton, who was at the rookie game, was impressed with the play of Mr. MarShon Brooks. I say mister, he’s just a kid.
“He’s a good player,” Kevin said of the New Jersey Nets rookie stand-out. And what about the game itself?
“It turned into a dunk contest,” said Kevin.
Second-year player Blake Griffin was also a hit with Kevin and the producer “UCF,” who felt the high-flying Griffin made it up to the fans for not competing in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest.
“He had some crazy dunks last night, threw it off the backboard,” said UCF from inside the producer’s booth.
Kevin gave Sunshine Slate an exclusive evaluation of the rookie game, saying, “not only was it an amazing game, but getting to meet 6-foot, 3-inch New York Knicks #17 Jeremy Lin was … awesome.”
The game itself started off with the introduction of Team Shaq versus Team Chuck, recalled Kevin. He also said that the rhythm and blues drum line performance “killed it” and that “Dr. Dre couldn’t touch it.”
Photo: Gian Pietri/The Kevin Sutton Show
(L-R) Logan Hayes, Donny Victorottosaro, Toby Hayes and Logan’s brother Hunter
Kevin also got a “huh?” out of when the “kiss cam” caught an older Asian couple who wouldn’t kiss on command. After an almost uncomfortable pause it splashed up on screen that it was Jeremy Lin’s parents. He wasn’t sure if it was real … or racist!
The whole experience was “worth the headache of getting into the jam-packed Amway Center,” he says.
Then the crew talked about the riot Thursday night at the Florida Mall in Orlando which happened because they ran out of shoes. Yeah, shoes. Specifically, a rare pair of glow-in-the dark Nike Foamposite One kicks that had something to do with the Kennedy Space Center and were timed to be released during the All-Stars.
The mall, which ended up being taken over by the Orlando Police Dept.’s riot squad – 100 members deep, no less – is still on lock-down, apparently.
Shoes, people, shoes!
The crew also couldn’t resist talking about singer Chris Brown, who was in town for the NBA All-Star madness and was spotted down at Jimmy John’s. Kevin had a plan.
“If I catch him … I’m gonna do a picture and when he goes to snatch my phone I’m gonna hold onto it tight and be like ‘he tried to choke me,’” said Kevin referencing Chris Brown’s recent incident in Miami where someone tried to take his picture and the singer grabbed their phone.
Kevin decided against it.
After the show, everyone went down to sponsor Hurricane Grill & Wings in Longwood for an after-broadcast meal. We love those fried pickles! They are also a sponsor of Logan’s so give it up!
See you next week.
Photo: Gian Pietri
The gang tore up some of those fried pickles at Hurricane Grill & Wings
About The Kevin Sutton Show
Broadcasting out of Orlando on ESPN 1080-AM “The Team” each Saturdays from noon until 1 p.m. and simulcast on the web in both audio-only and full video formats (via Ustream), The Kevin Sutton Show brings listeners in-the-know of the goings-on in the world of actions sports like wakeboarding, wake skating, BMX, motorcross, surfing – you name it.
Top-ranked athletes as well as up-and-coming talents stop by the studio or call in to talk about their respective sports and chat with the gang about their lives and whatever is the hot topic of the day.
Hosted by comedian, entertainer and former semi-pro wakeboarder Kevin Sutton, The Kevin Sutton Show is a lively mix of talk, information and comedy, all centered around action sports. Kevin Sutton is joined in the studio by his merry band of misfits, otherwise known as “The Crew” (Mayra, Chris, “Metro” Joe Durkin, Shane and Faithy Fun Time).
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Images: Gian Pietri (except for Logan’s surfing shot, that is courtesy of Logansurfs.com)