|Life is just one big sporting event
Hanging in my bedroom are all the press
passes I have accumulated by working at
sporting events. The first one is from May
12th, 1988 -- a third-round playoff game
between the Boston Bruins and New Jersey
This picture was taken by one of my "college"
roommates, Damon "Noltz" Hollis. I have to put
"college" in quotes because when we were
roommates, Damon was in college, but I wasn't.
It all kind of started on June 13, 1987. I was supposed to do play-by-play at a little league baseball game for
WKRB-FM Kingsborough Community College radio, where I interned during my final semester attending Edward R.
Murrow High School. Well, after I showed up, I found out there was to be no broadcast, so I left the game before it
ever started. But that was at least the first time I ever treked out to a sporting event for business purposes.
Since then, I have been going to sporting events as a radio reporter, writer, engineer, stats person, game official -- and I
was also in the Temple University Marching band -- on more than just a regular basis.
The links below list the games I have gone to in a working capacity year-by-year. Those games I have attended with
a free ticket, or one I had to pay for, are not included. The sports section of this web site is intended to portray how
sports has played a part in my professional life, thus those games I did not gain admittance to with a media credential do
Also, make sure you visit my special playoffs section. And check out my top 10 sporting events of all time. For starters,
I recommend the general info. section.
Disclaimer: I am more than aware there are people that have gone to more sporting events than I have. If you fall in
that category, congratulations, you defeated me.
Disclaimer 2: If there is anybody that remembers seeing me at a sporting event that is not listed, please let me know.
Also, if there is a sporting event listed that you don't remember seeing me at, please alert me and I'll check my records.
CBB -- College basketball
WCBB -- Women's college basketball
CFB -- College football
MLB -- Major League Baseball
NHL -- National Hockey League
NFL -- National Football League
NBA -- National Basketball Association
Arena -- Arena football
MLL -- Major League Lacrosse
MLS -- Major League Soccer
Golf -- PGA Golf
USBL -- United States Basketball League
WNBA -- Women's National Basketball Association
CFL -- Canadian Football League
MiLB -- Minor League Baseball
USA -- USA Soccer
HSB -- High School basketball
FIFA -- International Soccer