"I wrote often coming from a fan viewpoint: a viewpoint from the local fans and wrote in a personalized point-of-view. Some people are horrified with that but I’m not."
Quotes of the Day Archive
"If you’re just yourself, you have to trust that that’s going to be good enough."
-- Chris Berman
"You have to demonstrate to the public and employers why you’re a valuable sportswriter or sportscaster each day."
-- Gail Sideman
"Journalists should want to be breaking stories, discovering facts, and reporting what they find to their readers."
-- Chris Broussard
"Remember, if you read and believe your own press clippings – you’re in trouble!"
-- Bruce Beck
"Just to get the opportunity to be part of sports makes me happy."
-- Gus Johnson
"Beat writers are still very valuable. Our job isn't to report basic info. It's to find stories that WON'T come out on Players Tribune."
-- Jared Diamond
"Listen to your producer, but learn from everyone around you."
-- Andy Jacobson
"If you prepare in advance and you prepare well, once it’s showtime, you can feel the joy of the event or of the conversation that brought you to this business in the first place."
-- Adam Zucker
"There's a difference between networking and sucking up."
-- Dave Pasch
"Not everything requires analysis."
-- Jay Bilas
"I just want to do each story well. That’s it."
-- Wright Thompson
"It's not always about who's right."
-- Tony Reali
"With all of us there's a healthy bit of anxiety you have. Not fear. But you want to be sure you're ready to do what the job requires."
-- Mike "Doc" Emrick
"This notion that we tear each other down is the biggest misconception in this business. I could tell you a hundred stories of women who’ve helped me in my career."
-- Kris Budden
"I believe if the players and coaches respect my viewpoint of the game, then fans will as well."
-- Doris Burke
"Don’t cut corners, and don’t give in to conformity."
-- Claire Smith
"Sportswriters should be able to portray athletes as they really are."
-- Christine Brennan
"You have to do the preparation. You can't shortcut the process."
-- Verne Lundquist
"I'm there to report and interpret and to blend in with my analyst It's certainly not my show."