Sunday, April 20, 2008

Broadcast wrap-up: 2008 All-Star Series

I still have a long way to go when it comes to announcing, but at I had Tony Geer alongside me this time for the 2008 All-Star series; the announcer I got last year was a complete disaster.

I got into a little too much "bar talk," especially at the end of the game. Both of Sunday's games were absolute blowouts, which doesn't make for very compelling television. However, I can only control the broadcast and not the game itself. AAAA took 3rd place while AA won the title.

Today also marked the first time I interviewed players from the U of M women's basketball team. I was a little nervous having never spoken to any of them before. I think it's going to take some time to establish confidence with bigger names. What kept me from going after them earlier was the internal debate over whether or not I was another journalist treating them like celebrities. With more practice and experience, I should get over that problem, and I'll keep climbing the ladder. I'm convinced everything will click sooner or later and all my nerves will be an afterthought.

Can't say when the games will be uploaded in their entirety with finals coming up, but I did upload some interviews that took place to keep you interested until then.

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