It’s not easy being a sportscaster. The long hours, the travel, the prep…but boy is it fun. It’s a topic we’ve covered many times before including the myths surrounding sportscasting. However the job of being a sportscaster is harder when you’re thrown an unexpected curveball just minutes before you have to go on air and your game kicks off.
That’s what happened in late November to a team of broadcasters in Stamford, who were getting all set for a quarterfinal football game between Greenwich and Darien. All set up, testing equipment and were deemed good to go, the trio found that a last minute change of plans iced a lot of their work prior to the game and they found out that being a sportscaster can sometimes involve quick moves and quicker thinking.
The story is from Shawn Sailer (@ShawnSailer) and his blog “Sailing with Sailer”:
So last night the Greenwich Cardinals fell to the Darien Blue Wave in the Class LL State Football Quarterfinals at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The game is not what I’m going to talk about here. First off, a big thank you to Rob Adams for having me part of the WGCH Radio crew this season. I am thankful that when Rob came back to call Greenwich Football on WGCH this fall, he wanted me to be around helping out. (Even if I don’t think I am a big help. Rob will tell you he likes me being around.)
Now to yesterday. I arrive at Boyle around 4pm. After figuring out the best spot to park at Boyle, as there are many lots and it is raining, I walk up to the press and find Rob already setting up the equipment for a 6:30 kick-off. The way the press box and Boyle Stadium is set up is there is a big middle section (although the middle section has two parts) with two sections offset of the main section. We (the WGCH crew) is given the left section.
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