I never delivered pizza or flipped burgers. I never bagged groceries, babysat or had a paper route.
I got my first job in sports media at age 16, working for the now-defunct High School Sports Publications and Regional Radio Sports Network. It’s what I know and consume daily. It’s what I produced for years.
I still have a lot to give to others in the athletics communications profession, and I hope to use this space to add to the conversation. Meanwhile, I hope to have a laugh, have a debate and share some resources to thoughts to fuel that passion.
In 2012, my athletics communications career was on the rise. I was 28, had a few wins, made a few contacts at Final Fours and was working for a CoSIDA Hall of Famer at a basketball force institution. I had a personal situation where I thought I might have to leave the business, and I wasn’t ready. That’s when I got the idea for this website. Stay relevant, right? It’s taken me 6 years to commit to finding the time to do the site I want to do.
Sports communicators, as we all know, don’t get the credit they deserve. The hours are long. Appreciation and satisfaction can be fleeting. I was in the business for 10 years, and when I first had weekends off, I didn’t know what to do. I sometimes felt like Brooks Hatlen: maybe they should send me back. That’s going to be a big part of this site: covering those who cover sports.
Writing, multimedia, commentary, sports. Jokes, resources and thought sharing.
Thanks for clicking. Please let me know what you think and what I can do better.
Post Scriptum: I intend to end every entry with a joke. This is my all-time favorite joke on TV. I’ll probably embed it from time to time: