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How to leave sportswriting and never regret a second

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    No, you never said that before. That was totally unique, and I am floored by the depth of your versatility.
     
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I'm sending a lot of resumes to those types of places. I haven't had any luck, but perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
     
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  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I made it through the first night at the driving job. It's going to take a little getting used to. They drive fast. Too fast for me. I don't feel safe, but I need the job. I hope it gets better.
     
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I got in touch with John after I read the article that led off this thread - having dinner at his restaurant tonight
     
  5. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Tip well ...
     
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  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I did - and it was great to catch up with John
     
  7. Carlkolchak

    Carlkolchak Member

    The greatest talents are shrouded in obscurity. Beautiful read and touching too. Hat's off to JW.
     
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    [narrator] They aren't.
     
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  9. Carlkolchak

    Carlkolchak Member

    How often does it happen that the greatest talents are shrouded in obscurity. - Plautus

    Take the word of Plautus over Azreal anyday, no disrespect to you Azrael.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Plautus!
     
  11. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    don't get down @Smallpotatoes. I had very little interest after layoff from Gannett, but a small weekly reached out instantly a couple months ago. Been working there. Just for a job. Now a local TV station reached out to me about the Content Manager job and I just got offered a job from a local medical facility where I would be making nearly double the money for not much responsibility. It works that way...nothing for a couple months even years (I put in app at medical facility twice before and nothing, third time the charm!). But at this time the thug has significant heat!! Your skills translate!
     
  12. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    I quit my job as an NFL reporter for Perform Media (the England-based parent company of Sporting News) last year to travel with my wife and love it. We went to all 30 MLB stadiums in one season, have been through 44 states and two Canadian provinces so far (greetings from West Virginia on June 28, 2019), and I wrote a book about our 2018 trip that will be out in July. It was a rewarding journey, especially because we partnered with a foster care organization and got kids out to games in Miami, Greensboro, Durham, Detroit, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver and St. Louis. While I miss the steady paycheck, I've picked up freelance work here and there, did some Uber driving in Florida, and love the freedom to be my own boss (when my wife lets me). I got credentialed under my own name and website for the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, and the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament, and have been out to NFL team facilities in Cleveland, San Francisco (Santa Clara), Los Angeles (Chargers), Phoenix and Nashville.
    If you're willing to get out of your comfort zone while still staying in the business, I highly recommend it.
    Also, check out HomeRunOnWheels.com and RonClementsSports.com.
    Cheers.
     
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