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Are you smart enough to work at ESPN?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rockbottom, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Deadspin came across this gem, and I thought I would share.


    And it is VERY TRUE: The Stats & Information Group is truly the heart and soul of the Worldwide Leader.


  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Manky Jimy knows all about Jeets. Call him.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    No, but I'm good enough to work at the Plain Dealer.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    When I was looking for a job, I applied at Borders, and they also had some kind of knowledge test.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My first two papers had similar tests. They're primarily used for copy editors or agate guys. At my first gig, one woman failed it miserably but they hired her because they needed a female copy editor and it was a disaster.

    The tests are usually pretty easy for anyone who follows sports at all.
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I used to eat that stuff up night and day.

    Now that I'm older, the volume of stats bores me a little and I'm not sure I want to spend all day researching when was the last time a Japanese pitcher threw consecutive complete games that were interrupted by rain delays at Wrigley Field or the last time a running back named Harold from Brooklyn had 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game in a losing effort.
  7. It's probably the same test I found on this site. In reviewing the test for my real test it was 98% the same thing. It got me two interviews with them, but no job. Now it's an online test but very similar.
  8. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Damn it, man, don't leave us hanging!
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    How many running backs named Harold could there be in NFL history?
  10. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I'm sure someone at ESPN Stats and Information knows.
  11. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    According to Pro-Football-Reference.com: 6 RBs, 6 HBs (including Harold "Red" Grange) and 1 FB.
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