Recently, at a big divisional meeting, was surprised to see my name atop a list recognizing ESPNers who’ve been here 20 years. Whew!. … been a good run so far, enjoying and/or surviving Super Bowl weeks, championship boxing matches, World Series and NHL games, and touring guests and media through on-site production trucks…. Perks of working on SportsCenter -- not just ESPN’s “flagship news and information” program, but what could be considered America’s sports news and information program -- has let me meet some celebs taping those great “This is SportsCenter” promos, including Sean Payton and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees of my Saints… More importantly, in promoting our Emmy Award-winning story telling and news breaking operation, I’ve been privy to the heart and soul of SportsCenter, Outside the Lines -- the incredibly hard-working folks who make those show must-watch TV for sports fans.
Off the books it’s music, sports and beer (maybe not in that order) and packaging them together for vacations (preferably in warm weather),