The Lineup: 6 things Britt McHenry did on her Minneapolis off-day

I am about six months into my job as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for SportsCenter and the best piece of advice I received when I started was simple: “Always have a suitcase packed.”

Already, I’ve been very fortunate to visit some great cities for event coverage. However, with a busy schedule – call times are early and SportsCenter “hits” continue until late evening – rarely does a reporter get to truly experience what a city has to offer. The end of a long day is normally reserved for a cold beverage and room service.

This past week, however, brought a welcome respite. By virtue of an atypical schedule in Minneapolis, I had an “off-day” in between covering Vikings practice on Thursday and Saturday’s preseason game against Arizona. Since I’m frequently asked what it is like on the road, I figured I’d use some of my rare free time to venture out as a tourist and “report” on my experience for Front Row.

For this Northwestern alum, the opportunity to write about and experience the Midwest in the summer was too enticing to pass up. Hope you like it!

1. First stop: the Mary Tyler Moore statue. It’s located centrally downtown, and I found it to be a fun, lighthearted contrast to the national monuments I’m used to in Washington. Turns out asking a stranger for a selfie next to the Lincoln Memorial is a lot less awkward than one standing next to Ms. Moore. Minor details.

(Brittany McHenry/ESPN)
(Britt McHenry/ESPN)
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