Out of the Shadows

Thursday night, I made my TV debut. I think it went pretty well. (Actually, since I’m pretty sure none of you own a 3DTV and were able to watch the NC State-Cincy game … I was awesome!) I learned more about the TV production of a college football game and learned from some of the best folks in the business.

The student and the teacher, at my first game, NC State at Cincinatti. Thanks, Jenn!

I mentioned Jenn in my last post, and she continued to teach me so much about what the job of sideline reporter entails and how to do it well. I worked with several producers, and each of them taught me so much. (Like not to push the talk-to-your-producer-only button on the microphone when he opens your mic to talk on air. Silence. Silence. Silence. “Thanks, Dave!” Dave and Tim in the booth started referring to me as three-second Sally. They thought something was wrong with my mic. Nope. I was just messing up!)

Team 3D!

If you don’t own a 3D TV, Dave LaMont and Tim Brown are reason enough to go out and buy one. They are simply fantastic together. What an honor it was to work with them. Tim is about as entertaining and as honest an analyst as anyone in the game. And Dave is, as FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher would say, “legit.” The two of them have such great timing and chemistry, I’m sad I won’t have them in my ear this weekend as I’m watching games from home.

"The most exciting 25 seconds in college football" ... Clemson's pre-game run-on.

What an incredible, and exhausting, experience. Did I mention I visited three college football stadiums I’d never been to (Mississippi State, Cincinnati – what a cool downtown campus stadium – and Clemson), witnessed the “greatest 25 seconds in college football,” and sat in on my first TV coaches meetings.  I can’t wait to do it again in November.

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