ESPN Layoffs Cut Some Of The Biggest Names In Sports Journalism – Updated List Of Cuts Includes Ed Werder

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With graduation in 17 days (I’m not counting, you are), I can’t help but be a little discouraged after reading this.

100 members of the greatest sports media conglomerate were laid off this morning, and I’m expected to feel anything other than dread as I attempt to answer that same job market?

I’m not naive, and I know that the unemployment period is worse than people let on, but where I once had at least a shred of hope, I can’t help but feel panic.

But this isn’t about me.  Instead, let’s focus on the 100 talented analysts, writers, personalities, etc. woke up to news this morning that their days with ESPN were over. Continue reading “ESPN Layoffs Cut Some Of The Biggest Names In Sports Journalism – Updated List Of Cuts Includes Ed Werder”

Matt Hauswirth- CNY Central (Syracuse, NY)

In a coffee shop in Cooperstown, NY, Matt Hauswirth sat uploading video coverage of Iván “Pudge” Rodriguez’s Hall of Fame induction tour, before he was on to his next stop, to interview the athlete of the week.  

To add to his multitasking, as he edited his video, Hauswirth took the time to answer some questions I had for him over the phone.  

(photo courtesy of cnycentral.com)

Having the opportunity to interview someone that you’ve seen on television before was an absolute pleasure.  As of June 2016, Hauswirth, a West Virginia University graduate, can be seen anchoring the weekend sports report for CNY Central in his hometown of Syracuse, NY.

Prior to joining the CNY Central team, Hauswirth spent eight years in West Virginia working his way up in the sports media industry.  But more on that later. Continue reading “Matt Hauswirth- CNY Central (Syracuse, NY)”

Tony Romo Leaves the Pocket For the Safety of the Booth

Thank God for ESPN app notifications.  If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be able to write a blog post in front of one of my professors.  When inspiration strikes, you have to run with it.

The headline that caught my eye was “Stephen A. nauseated over Romo attention,” and came with a video of the personality, going off on all of the coverage.

“…you actually forgot that North Carolina won the damn title last night,”  Smith said in a fit of passion.

This is rare for me, but I agree with Smith here.  I don’t see what everyone is freaking out about.

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9 Facebookers (try to) Talk Sports Talk

In order to get a better understanding of what sport personalities people other than my immediate friends and family are listening to, I turned to Facebook.  With a little over a thousand friends on the site, I thought I was going to receive some pretty profound information.  Instead, I was limited to 9 comments, and only a few of the responses were relative to what I was looking for.  See for yourself:

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