It’s been a few weeks since I last talked for a living. And it will be a few weeks more. I’m not complaining about having six weeks off, but broadcasting (for me) is like a drug. You just want more. I want to call shots, or chat with somebody about sports. So…..
I am looking forward to September. I’ll be with the fellas on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio covering the third of four FedEx Cup playoff events: The BMW Championship, this year at Conway Farms in Chicago, will have 70 players vying for 30 spots in the Tour Championship. Can’t wait to head up I-65 and call some golf.
From there, some things brewing with golf on ESPNU and maybe the Presidents Cup. Also, something local with Indiana high school sports (and FOX) will be formalized shortly. Stay tuned…
The launch of my new website aims to serve multiple purposes. It’s a way to organize. It’s a way to share. It’s a way to talk. But, let’s be honest: The website serves to improve my business. While I am blessed to call sports, I do it for a living. Promoting the brand of my business is crucial in a brutally competitive marketplace.
The timing of creating this site came at a very interesting time for me. With golf season (and work with the PGA Tour) winding down, looking forward to college sports season was next. And that means college basketball!
For the third time in the last seven years, there is an opening at my alma mater. The beloved role as ‘Voice of Butler Basketball’ is on the open market. And, it pains me a bit to say this: I have turned down the opportunity to handle those play-by-play duties for the 2013-14 season. It really boiled down to timing and circumstances. It was a dream job for me, especially after spending six seasons alongside Chris Denari and Ralph Reiff on the Butler Radio Network.
But, this is a business. I had to weigh all of the options for both my career and my family. It wasn’t easy, but it was the correct choice. It also helps to have such great support from the Horizon League and the good folks at Webstream Sports. I look forward to another full college season with both of them, while I watch/listen to the Dawgs as a fan.
UPDATE: I was not surprised to learn that Mark Minner got the job, and I am thrilled for him. As somebody who served in his previous role for six seasons (and did not get the promotion to the big chair), it was awesome to see somebody get rewarded for that work and loyalty.
To say I’m an enthusiast puts it mildly. On the green, behind the mic and in print, I’m really a storyteller. I tell the stories of players and their sports alike– sometimes from 288 feet above field or court, others from within reach of the athletes. Regardless of my position in the event, I get to tell its story. And I can help tell yours. Welcome to my site!