This past month, I got my first big boy job on my own. I got to stage manage a Alabama basketball game in Mississippi against Southern Mississippi. I was more than excited to accept it and have another new opportunity.
The game went well and nothing major happened. I got a text message from a friend who was watching the game and saw me on TV! He sent me the picture and I was floored I was actually on TV. If this is what happens when you stage manage, I need to do it some more.
This semester was a very tough semester for me. I’m not gonna lie it stressed me out to the max. For my degree in Telecommunication and Film, you have to have an internship. If you don’t have an internship, you can’t graduate. I thought this would be a better time than ever to get it done. I didn’t want it to come down to my last semester and afraid of not graduating.
I can remember my first game with ESPN like it was yesterday.
The guy I intern with does free lance work with ESPN. He called me up one day and said I have a great opportunity for you if you’re interested. OF COURSE I had to jump on this before it went away. He said they needed a utility worker for the Vanderbilt-Charleston Southern football game. i had no idea what that entitled but I had to do it.
Essentially I was the cable guy for the cameraman on the field. Anytime that he moved, I moved. I followed behind him and would coil up the cable and give slack when he needed it. It was first time working with ESPN and I decided it wouldn’t be my last either.
This started a long relationship with me and ESPN for years to come.
By Chris Murray For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun
Pete Rose was recently denied reinstatement to baseball by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Photo by FoxSports.com.
Pete Rose’s bid to get reinstated by Major League Baseball and restore his eligibility for Baseball’s Hall of Fame has come to a bitter end.
Baseball’s all-time hits leader was denied reinstatement back into MLB after being banned for life in 1989 for betting on baseball.
In a three-page statement, Manfred concluded that Rose “has not presented credible evidence of a reconfigured life either by an honest acceptance by him of his wrongdoing, so clearly established by the Dowd Report, or by a rigorous, self-aware and sustained program of avoidance by him of all the circumstances that led to his permanent ineligibility in 1989.”
There are a couple of disturbing, tragic things here in which there are no real winners here…
This is my very first post. I am new to the blog world as this is my first attempt as a real blogger. I have never thought about blogging before as I thought people really wouldn’t want to read what I have to say. For the direction of my blog I want to focus on my internship I went through this past fall. I was an intern for graphics designer for ESPN and Memphis Grizzlies. I also interned at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater as a cameraman. I want to share my experiences with people in hopes for people to take chances and to obtain their dreams.