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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:35 min | 2 weeks ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"It's completely disappointing. Pitcher smoltz at cooper stand today or yesterday sitting there no mask on signing autographs like in the civil cramped space for people. It's just Disappointing they they should know. Better but We'll see if there's anymore consequences here as we get closer to the playoffs and Apparently they're playing is still have at least smoltz on onsite and maybe fox doesn't have that same. You think so. Well i don't know i mean fox. Sports fox sports employees him vaccinated. It's required or not but they just keep it on the dick keeping quiet that. Yeah what about you. How do you see that i. I'll give you my opinion after you give us go. I was also extremely disappointed and like chad. My first thought was these guys are going to be a cooperstown with a bunch of octogenarian legends unvaccinated. I i also thought about bob boone. Literally quitting his career with the nats. Doing this with aaron boone. Being a heart. Paid by the way. And i just don't understand where like at what level the difference overtakes compassion or the common sentence or just the like the survival instinct your literally jeopardizing your own career. Like at this point and with with mlb network in particular. I think that it also has a lot to do with local restrictions. I mean they're based in new jersey and new jersey and new york have been very very proactive in having some of these requirements and restrictions. I think it's just dumb and disappointing. I guess the thing. I would say this and maybe this is unfortunately sort of where we are like i. I guess i remained. This is me being either naive or cynical or both like i am stunned that you would put a percent lottery ticket broadcasting career potentially on the line for this you know what i mean like and by the way allied or android obviously from their baseball careers you presume unless they spent it on ferrari and maserati like have a have enough money to live with the rest of their life night after work. So i get that money's not an issue like this is like the one percent of one percent you hit the lottery ticket broadcasting. John smoltz is the analyst for the world series. Like you mean there's only been like ad. He hates the modern game of baseball and been like well in history. Like in that. I chair right out. Later is on A massive a baseball net really good great and very good at it and like one of the one of the most important sort of baseball outlets if not the most important broadcast outlets that are out there and just to like risk that over not getting vaccinated. It's i mean. I can't even wrap my head around like these guys. They obviously have access to information and to science assuming people still believe in science and so you know what i'm saying if he thought like like on a party released so i i to him because your your business background unlike a purely capitalistic viewpoint. It's crazy that he would not do it. Just based on that alone. The opportunity cost of not getting back. Executive right like this is what we're talking about. And that's what. I mean. When i say i don't understand the calculus that is going into just like the self preservation of the self-survival not overtaking the difference and the the head strongness about an antibiotics position. I'll.

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

07:13 min | 2 weeks ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"You could talk about life you can talk about whatever and i think that other guys see that i mean. We were mostly at twitter show. Most instagram show gets a few hundred thousand views if you know during during the season and all that stuff per week and i think that if there are nfl stars or media members who. They've reach out to us. I wanna come on slow news day and because they see how we put them in a light where it's like okay we're just hanging out over zoom if if if we brought out a keg wouldn't be out of place right and so there is no drinking on tuesday but there could be right and that to me i think leads to other other people wanting to say yes to things. No one else does it. All access is like that. You know if you go. I think that a lot of times. You know my training camp tour this. I'm not saying this is the case. But i got josh allen. Rogers mahomes borough at the end boroughs. Coming off an injury. He's coming off of a couple of weeks practice. You know he was. He was joe. Cool your and a half ago and now things are not going well for him and they could have been easy for him to say. No but i think access leads to more access. And i think that someone like borough not that. I'm saying he's sitting around reading the ringer. But like if you get all these other guys. I think it just becomes a self filling prophecy and you start to other people like i did. Not the only person. I did not get on my entire journey towards mike zimmer because he was dealing with a lot of the kirk cousins fall out and was just swamped with requests. But i would say that the access begats access to more for you. One give any kind of word count restrictions because one of the things. I've noticed from your pieces on the ringer is you know you're able to go long. And it reminds me a lot of You know sort of the. Hey daily someone i and even before worked there sports illustrated and when you would not be surprised to read a forty five hundred five thousand word profile on a on an nfl player. So i don't have a workflow restriction. If if i if i gave them seven thousand word story it would put a lot of stress on the copy. Desk would put a lot of stress on my editor conor nevins and so i try to keep it under three thousand possible and andrew. Berry store was around. Three thousand. you know depends on the story. I the best advice i got on. This stuff was two years ago three years ago. I gotten rogers about a bunch of league issues. Things like the franchise tag. It was a really cool story. Remember talking to my editor rhino handling. He was like okay. Listen like you have gold. You have twenty minutes of aaron rodgers talking about just addressing all this stuff from the league and if we run every word he says that will be fine and you end up writing you know what twenty five hundred words and it's just rogers talking and so we don't want to shortchange if someone gives the time and gives us the interview. We don't want to shortchange that. And whether that's borough or mahomes whomever like get that stuff out. There dan campbell. You know with berry kind of a similar buried light up my notebook and the same way that some of these other guys did but this is a really awful guy who spent time with us and so we want to give that the full shift and we don't want to shortchange that kind of stuff. So i don't have a word count. It's more of fits the story. I think it'd be weird if i get a guy. If tomorrow i get daniel jones for five minutes and i write five thousand words on it. That's probably when it becomes a problem. But if i jones or sam darnold or whomever for an hour then you can get longer with it. So i think that we we just go. Operate within reason and decide what counts can be have an amazing editor conor ivan. Amazing copy desk. Everybody supports me. So i just wanna keep them in mind and just kind of keep it to what the story demands then the last one for me And i think this sort of question would have been maybe more prominent or perhaps even more interesting in a pre cova world but the covert world. Now you know for many of us in this In this profession. We're all working from home. We're all we're not going to a physical office. You know the person we might interact with every day may live three thousand two thousand miles away. You live in new york the brooklyn. Okay the ringers. Main offices is still in los angeles. Yes okay how does that. How has that worked for you. do you feel. Is there any part of you. That feels disconnected. Or like. i was saying because we're now in this new paradigm where nobody's really had an office data. Maybe your what you do now is just sort of what everybody's going to do for in the next twenty twenty-five thirty years or so and it's a geography doesn't really matter when you can slack somebody. Yeah i would say so. That question might be different in a year when everything is one hundred percent back normal. Hopefully fingers crossed. I haven't noticed anything you know. My wife and i lived in augustine florida during work from home for handful of reasons in the fall and so we haven't lived in la for almost a year and still talk to bill all the time. I still dr mollie aruban. Who's a manager all the time and i think maybe because we have a young staff were more interconnected on text or slack or facetime or whatever it is so it feels like we're all working together. Sunday night podcasts. With prince yati. She's also on the side of manhattan. And then ben zolak is michigan. Stephen rees both those guys just joined us is in washington dc. So i don't. I think that maybe when the ringer launched there was more of a demand for everybody to be in the same place but i kind of think as things have disappeared. You know spotify policy now publicly announces that we can work from anywhere. And i think it would have been fine if i lived in new york regardless because spotify has offices here in game. One has offices here. But i think that we're just in an era now especially with media. Where as long as i'm in a couple of times a year maybe with these people and stay connected. I think it's all fine. I mean the fact that. If i if i wasn't talking to my bosses regularly i would maybe have have more of a concern there but i i am not noticed anything i i feel like. We haven't skipped to beat if anything were more efficient than than we were and so no. I think that there's a new era of work. I think there's a new era of media. And i think it can solve richard some of the problems in media For younger kids. Maybe one of the things. I worry about all the time. Is you know when i was coming up. New york was the epicenter of media. Same as you and it became a self-fulfilling thing where the only people got into the media where the kids who are able to afford moving to new york without a really great job at age twenty two and so i actually think that this could end up being beneficial for media that you can be anywhere in the middle of the country you can be in a different country And actually there's probably less 'gate-keeping. I would say going forward. I agree with you. And as i look back on it. It it's like mind-blowing think that When i first started like at sports illustrated like we had like multiple floors on a building on west fiftieth street across from radio city music hall like to think about the dollar. Cost that those offices Were for you know at that. Time as would time inc..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

07:28 min | 2 months ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"I chat fan. Sports meteorite or and columnist for the boston globe and we go through a number of sports media topics including the olympics. How many people think watcher will not watch the. Espn's hiring of peyton manning and eli manning to do a mega cast Which was certainly an interesting move by them. Talk a little bit about the nhl schedule and how we think Espn and turner did and a couple of other news notes when it comes to sports media so if your sports media nerd. I think you'll enjoy that. He is followed by melanie. Newman who is a play by. Play voice for the baltimore orioles on the massive network m. a. s. n. And you may have heard. She was the play by play person for the all-female female announcing crew that called the raise. Orioles game on july twentieth. Along with the analyst's air lang's report around alanna rizzo and pregame and postgame hosts. Lauren gardner and heidi watney and melanie discusses how she came up in the business in how she started calling play by play where she thinks the the businesses in terms of hiring women to be play by play voices in baseball. One sort of glass ceilings that remain the nba You hear women's voice in the nba. You don't blink In baseball the that representations still needs to be added and melanie newman is at the forefront of that and then just sort of the experience That she had calling a national game. We also get into a little bit of the os into the jays. Because i live in toronto. She obviously Works for the orioles so we are in cities where we are looking up at the red sox rays and yankees so chat thin start. Melanie newman to follow coming up on the sports media. Podcast all right. As i said at the top chad finn the sports meteorite or for the boston globe and gentle columnist. I would call them as well joins me. He's been on this podcast. Many times chad. Good to catch up with you. How are you good. Komet too All right thank you. So let's we got a lot to cover quickly. Let's start with the olympics. Then we'll do. The manning mega cast chad. And talk about that. So i've written a lot about the The olympics In the last couple of days just did a long preview for the athletic. And my total. Maybe maybe even emitting. My hypocrisy is hypocritical in itself. But like what. I sort of led. The peace with chad was that like i hate the i. I lo them but i love the olympics and i realized that these are existing purely for commercial financial reasons and no other reason at all the reality is. There is a state of emergency in japan. You should not be holding a global competition in this. I'm not saying all sports should be cancelled. Because i don't believe that to be the case at all but but this is different. Take global competition with people all over the world coming in to a country with covert issue so the reality is this is just a made for tv event. That said i think given what both of us do you want to provide for viewers. Like what's nbc's plans. What's their philosophy. How can you watch it so let me just start with you. Sort of very overall like what. What is your general sort of general view of the the olympics happening. Let's say well the view that i've had from readers stretches apathy I i don't know if that comes That that can think back to for years ago. Two years ago or four years ago last summer games and i guess it's five now right in the mood was going into that in terms of just anticipating the competition and the two and a half weeks so Simone biles Women's basketball and getting reacquainted with great athletes. Learning about new ones. And you know sometime builds up and sometimes there are new stars emerged and maybe something. You weren't that interested in the beginning interested in at the beginning of the olympic. Ends up being something. You really enjoyed and I i suppose that could be the case this time. But i i'm not feeling it just from my personal perspective and from what i've heard from readers where Last week friday i wrote about Tucked the molly saw the conference call with alvis and The producer the olympics talking about out their plans for for audio and Essentially making sure it wasn't going to sound like the nba bubble. And when i wrote that story posted at the reaction i got to who cares as pandemic twenty percent vaccinated over there. They shouldn't be doing this and It was probably. I would say seventy five eighty percents in that range. And i think that's going to be reflected a couple of weeks from now and this is wrapping up. It's going to be reflected in the ratings. It's going to be reflected in the viewership and it's probably going to be reflected in the you know the website clicks and the the the the places that sent a lot of reporters of there might have some regret about that. That's interesting you say that because I got asked by douglas. Pucci who works for a number of places to do right so he asked yes. Both of us make a prediction for the overall viewership of the olympics. And when it comes to like these kind of questions. Like i generally have a feel like i'm not saying i'm always right but i have a real feel as to how i think it's gonna play. And what like my viewership guests would be. Yeah chat on this one. I had no idea. Like i think i guess twenty million but honestly it was. It was a guest based on nothing. Because i could see this going super low like you said apathy or whatever or i could see people like for whatever reason like getting excited about like some new americans emerging and it's the summer so there's not a ton to watch on tv even though a lot You know even though the levels that up the homes and use for television is super low. So i don't have a good feel for it other than and this is where i totally agree with you in my olympic viewership lifetime as well as my covering the olympics and i covered seven for sports illustrated. I have never seen less enthusiasm for a buildup of the olympics in this one at least anecdotally in that sense. I'm with you like. I don't know how the athletic clicks are going to be. Although i guess we're judged on subs not clicks. anyway and police subscribe. I don't know what it's going to be for the new york times and the associated press and some of these other places that send a ton of people. But i don't know do you lake. Do you think it's my general instinct is you're right but do you think it's possible if let's say like the american start rolling in the pool and one of these like katie types emerge as the next kind of phelps and then simone biles rolls off like you know four individual gold medals like they could get some momentum or do you think people are just like i mean i guess i'll watch a little bit of it but man..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:30 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"I always thought that. I don't really know why we were we were let dropped you'd have to ask John skipper, and he's not there anymore. So I think it was a combination of things, and and sort of a mood of ESPN at that moment. I still don't understand why they didn't just say are. We're just going to put the show on ESPN two permanently. So we can make room for what we want any as pay one. And that would have been fine by by us. I mean, they do have spare networks, we're ESPN news. I don't didn't see a reason why needed to go away. Because from what I understand it was doing well, and it had sponsors. And all that. So the the normal things weren't in play. But I have to ask the people who made that decision. I don't know. All right. The final place. I wanna go with you. Mitch is what do you? I wanna ask you about sort of the newspaper sports section of today. It's been such a big part of your life. In addition, obviously to the books that you've done and we see across the country. We see sports departments cutting staff, we see certainly less pages in the printed version, obviously these places are trying to figure out how to make money digitally, but you can't make the same money digitally, obviously as you did before when it comes to the printed product. Where do you do? What what do you? How do I sort of phrase? This are you. How confident are you that the newspaper sports section has a future in print, and if it doesn't have a future in print, would you are you as optimistic of a newspaper sports section digitally as you probably were when you first entered this business so many years ago. Well. I don't think that the actual piece of paper the newsprint paper has much of a future. I think people my age are in the style GIC for that. And we like the tactile nature of a newspaper. We'd like to hold the sports section and read it. So we're always gonna feel like well, the how could this ever go away? But. Young people are not like that young people don't touch newsprint and feel nostalgic. Young people probably don't even like it. Because it takes up too much the can't fit in their pocket, you know, and they they like they like the whole world if it in their pocket or fit on their device. So I don't think there's much of a future long-term for print, and I think eventually with the exception of maybe, you know, a couple of national newspapers New York Times or USA today or Wall Street Journal things there's going to be many of them left in that form as far as the sports section though. Because sports is still imminently. Local. You know, I think there will always be some kind of local sports section. I don't know if it'll be under an umbrella of of a newspaper. I wouldn't be surprised if somebody started establishing just sport digital sports newspapers locally and dropped all the news. You know because the the the news. Is taken care of kind of separately. Now. And and, you know, national news kind of dominates in a different way, the national sports necessarily does because you know, there's only one president. So if you want to cover what's going on with the president, you can watch CNN and see what's going on with the president. You know, don't need the Detroit Free Press to tell you what's going on with the president. But. Sports are a collection of teams in different cities. And you're not gonna go to ESPN or anybody else. Like that to find out everything you want to know about the Detroit Lions, there's gotta be a local version of that. And so I do think that there's a future for local sports sections. It could be digitally could be whatever. But I don't think that's ever going to go away. I think people in Detroit people in Seattle people in Cleveland people in Dallas, they wanna get up and read about their teams more than they wanna read about every single team more than they wanna read about, you know, the the big Sunday night football game that might be huge to Green Bay or or Los Angeles. But you're Cleveland team didn't play in it. So you don't want to. That's not what you want to spend your time reading about. And that's why sports radio works much better locally than it does nationally, you know, how long have they tried? How long has he has PM doing sports national sports radio and other west?.

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"You know, they're both telling you what happened the day before for the most part and they used to have both have like big sections special sections on. Entertainment or things like that. But it's now just become because Saturday's everybody's running around where Sunday's like the only day left. The people can sort of collectively read a newspaper, and you kind of get the sense while you're reading it someone else's reading it across town and someone else's reading across the country. This sports report is was the same way you sort of got up on Sunday. And we would hear stories either. I watch you, and then and then I was late for church or I Rus back from church. So that I could wash or something like that. Right. Eat my breakfast while the sports reporters were on. So I miss being part of a routine in people's lives. It's it kinda shrunk the country down to a half an hour a week for us and wherever I went in the country. I would you know, kind of no people or people would wanna talk sports with me or something I said because they saw that show. I will say that probably at least thirty percent of the people that are out there still think the show is on. And then go I love you on the sports reporters, and I don't have the heart to tell him. You know, we haven't haven't been on for almost two years. But, you know, are you are you surprised that or maybe you guys made the offer that that another network didn't pick it up the concept? Obviously, you can't duplicate. John Sanders or chaperone ESPN person. But in theory, the concept could work if all of you guys, or at least the ones who are not attached ESPN could have gone somewhere. Yeah. It could not. I don't think any. Well, maybe Bob is attached to USPS tangentially. We does a show, but. Yeah, Mike, and I are not never were in terms of. Well, I don't know. What makes I shouldn't speak for my vote. But I was able to do anything that I wanted to besides that. I had I my dealings with the pain. We're just for that show. But. Am I surprised picked it up? Well, first of all it didn't have a host when we ended. I think if we'd had if John had still been there, and and and they had dropped the show might have been easier to sort of pick up as a package if John was available. But the other thing is I think what people probably figured is. What makes it work is the time slot? And if you look at a lot of the other networks, certainly the bigger networks, they're kind of booked up in those lots they have national shows media shows and things like that that that they're committed to political shows that they're committed to and it would it would be a little weird just sort of shove in the sports reporters the truth is there aren't a whole lot of alternative to ESPN for a national show. I guess Fox Sports one maybe NBC sports one if they do that. But most of them also when it comes to football season, they're kind of committed for Sunday mornings, and they don't have unlike ESPN, they don't have. Ten networks that they could pick from..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:54 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"And I, you know, the closest I guess I can say is that the people will come up like I'm on a book tour for the next person meeting the heaven now, and so I'm meeting a lot of people and. And women will come up and say, you know, I love your books. My husband loves you on the sports reporters or a guy. Oh, come up and say, you know, I like your book my wife on the sports. I mean, I'm aware that there's a dichotomy with me that that some people who know me or even know me well have never witnessed or participated in a whole portion of my career. You know, what I mean like there there are people who know me for sports who have never read a single book that I've written, and there are people who have read all of my non sports related books and don't have a clue that I work in the sports world came from the sports. Well, and if I go overseas, it's really pronounced because you know, they don't really care about sports over there. They they're astonished to find out that I ever worked as a sports writer at all let alone that I continue to do. So so, you know, other than being aware that there's a a lot of different. Categories of me. I I don't really know how that how it's perceived. What what sports figure in the Detroit area today? Do you? Find particularly compelling in. Why right now in Detroit. Michigan area doesn't. Well. Jim Harbaugh is fascinating to me. I've known him since he was Jimmy Harbaugh. He was the first quarterback. I think I covered when I got to Detroit, and he was playing for both sham Boeckler, and he's quixotic, and and unusual and interesting. You know, you never know what's gonna come out of his mouth or his program. I find the bell Cabrera an interesting character. Although I rarely talked to him he rarely talks to anybody. But he's got he's got such a sort of bigger than life reputation on the baseball field. And yet everybody says he's like a child off the field. And then he's got a lot of off field issues too. But he's again interesting John beeline is a guy who's very interesting and compelling ways at a lot of people don't know and his history and his his approach to college sports. I like very much. The lions have a handful of guys who are who are interesting, Matthew. Stafford is I know pretty well. And I think I keep waiting for him to become the big big thing that I think is talent would allow them to be but circumstances here it's a little play for the lions a little bit like being Jimmy Stewart, and it's a wonderful life. You know, you just keep wondering why you can't just can't get to the big city or you just can't everything keeps repeating itself. And he's already ten years in here. He's really the most talented quarterback the lines of ever had. And yet, you know, you can start to see the years peeling off with him not achieving championship. Those are the first names that come to mind. Do you miss being on ESPN weekly? I miss being on ESPN. I missed the sports reporters TV show because there was a sense of national community with that show. And I cannot tell you Richard how many people when I'm on this book tour our saying to me, why is this report is not on the what happened the sports, but I was part of my Sunday routine. You know, I would every and it was, and that's what was I think a big part of the success or draw appeal. The sports reporters was when it was on. You know, it wouldn't have been the same as Tuesday night show. Not at all, even if it ran for twenty eight years, it's still wouldn't have been the same. It's it's the same reason that Sunday newspapers get read differently than Saturday newspapers. Why they're both newspapers..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:19 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"You is a writer. It has to be a significant one with significant overtones I can't really get into Wednesday Wednesday night baseball game in in July or a hockey game in January. It doesn't mean I you know, I would dislike being at it. But you know, I used to I used analyze every game that I watched and try to see it in the course of the season. And I I'm just been through too much and seen too many games for that matter but a playoff game big playoff game. Big rivalry game. You know, I was at the Michigan Michigan state game the other week, and I've seen a million of those and they're still fun. You know, 'cause they just matter so much. So if there's implications and things that matter then. Yeah. Can get into do you how much flexibility do you have in terms of let's say at the free press. If there's something that you want to cover a Goto away from Detroit are they do they give you the the flexibility in the freedom to do that. Or you pretty much at this point doing local stuff. No, if I wanted to I think, they would I most of my career, they're the most notable stuff that I think I've done has often been far away from Detroit did a series on the idea. Rod where I followed that for several weeks the whole race and probably the most popular thing I've ever written in Detroit, and it was about Alaska, and I've I've done things like running with the bulls in Pamplona and did a series of sort of adventure sports all over the world. And you know, I think if I asked and wanted to do something I've done stories from east Germany when there was an east Germany and Soviet Russia when there was a Soviet Russian. You know, if there was something. Like that. Now, they probably would justify it. Although newspapers budgets now, as you know, well or miniscule compared to what they used to be. But I also have spent a lot of time finding stories right in our backyard, and and not common stories. You know, I did a series for years called dreams deferred, which was usually three stories. I used to run it around Christmas of something in the sports world that you never heard of usually high school or small college kids, or whatever who endured something it could be a addictions or deaths or or tragedies or things like that. But they were always, you know, stories you never heard of and they were right in our own backyard. And you know, you don't have to travel far here in Detroit to find poignant sports stories that aren't about Miguel Cabrera or or, you know, Andre Drummond. This is something I wanted to ask you when I knew you're gonna come on. How did writing fiction impact how you how you are perceived in the sports media? And then how do you think sports fans read your fiction? I don't really know. You know, it's hard to discern who's a sports fan and who's not a sports fan. When people are buying your books or reading your books. I can't say within the industry. I don't really know. I I confess to not being very good. You know participant in the non press box life of sports, brighter. I I had to make a decision early on in my life that you know, I was either going to be the guy hung around after the games were over in the media lounges and went out drinking with the guys which still something that that guys do used to do it more and stayed over to get my Marriott points and things like that. Or was I going to rush home to be with my wife, and I made that decision early on and I've been married twenty three years. And so I have always sort of left as quickly as I can and get in his late as I can to events. So I'm not a very good. I don't have much perception of how I'm perceived in within the industry because I kind of go to the games or grow the practices, and then I'm kind of gone and a lot of times I'm involved in other things be they books or movies or charity work with. Dominates most probably sixty percent of my life now. So I couldn't tell you in the industry..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:01 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"This, you know, you do wonder how much of the Whitton selection, at least in terms of the back in in somewhere in the back in the months reespect exects was about having a standard bearer in the NFL someone who Jerry Jones love who's on the media committee someone who's making who's of sort of a public face and commitment to ESPN's trying to recalibrate their relationship with the NFL Jason Witten is a guy who's never gonna. This is the NFL. There's no chance of that. So you almost wonder if that was also part of the equation that they were bringing a guy in territory says he's captain America's cut right out of the PR. Firm of the NFL, but I'm not sure that has necessarily been the best reviewers. And so I wonder if that was a factor to again, I think they're going to stick with the Chad for another year at least or maybe two. But like, you I am I don't know. I'm very skeptical as for this booth to ever be great. I do believe by the way of Tessa tournament foreign were just a solo team. I think that would be a better broadcast right now and put put McFarland in the booth rather than thank you get I. Yeah. I mean, I know a lot of I'm not one who this been a lot of people who've written and said that like that's very distracting, and it's it's ridiculous ESPN did. I mean, it's probably ridiculous for the people who are sitting behind him. I mean, that's ridiculous. Should never surest. Yeah. You should never like sort of screw with the fans on that. But I think mcfarland's and interesting guy and says interesting things, so it doesn't really matter to me where he is. It doesn't necessarily matter to me. As of you or where he is. I would say as a viewer though, I do wonder if the broadcast would be better if they were physically next to each other, even if the technology is so good that it's instantaneous I just I don't know how you can argue against someone who's literally sitting right next to you where you can make eye contact with their is, right. See their hand gestures. I just you know, I I know tests wants to be a good soldier here. But I don't know how you can argue against that. I mean, if you are staring at your partner next to you in a booth the non verbal communication just has to be better. Right. They sound like two guys who've never had a significant conversation other than preparing for the broadcast of being on the broadcast, the so it doesn't come easy when they're not sitting next to each other. Because they they don't have that flow of conversation with though ever stilted. And it's awkward and in Texas or told me last week was was foul cans. Doc ends and some lousy team again all the giants. And he felt like I was their best conversation that they had yet. But maybe that's the kind of thing that comes down the road here if they are around for another year or two or even beyond that. But it's it's awkward to see them still working out the same kinks eight weeks into the season where you can listen to broadcast, and you feel like these guys barely know each other still after all this time and all travel together. And obviously all the work that they have to put into to the to do their best to make this work. What else what else do you wanna hit on before we get out of here? Anything anything? I'm not promote something I've got nothing to promote. I will say I was I can think of something promote, but I'm really bad at that. I just I'm used at the notion that the Boston sports success here is now having an impact on national rate. Six people are people. So sick of sickness these teams. But I I completely understand it. I think there's complete relevance there. I mean, I don't know what the effect would be if on the on the chance, and it's still it's a it's a decent chance of patriots get back to Super Bowl this year. Whether that would have any impact, but I do think I guess you have to consider that back there in what happened with the World Series..

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Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:14 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Buck the rating that turn out to me to be the best was game three. Now. You know, I grew up a lot of New York's sports media writers always sort of lamenting about late start times. There's always nonsense Tomase. Like, relax. It's it's you know, it's not. A birthright to have games at a certain time. You know, you watch you watch it. But that game three one, especially the the viewership between eleven to pretty monstrous. So that that was interesting that people stayed up for that one. But but I would have expected such a bigger number for game five and clinching World Series. And it just didn't happen. Yeah. They were waiting vault. He was over gonna come out of the. That's what it was here. But yeah, that was interesting. It's funny because the games in the AFC s between the Red Sox and Astros where the views of Pete early if the game room late if it was one of the longer games of your piece in our to before the game ended, which to me really telling I don't know how you fix it. If you mentally baseball because these eight they had one eight thirty nine star LCS, but the eight nine start you can justify, but he's trying to make money and that is the prime time east coast. If they started six o'clock back here, they're not gonna make the kinda money that they would have started eight, and that's their us now. And it's frustrating is live as baseball fans of saying the thinning of a great game. You know, I'm not gonna make it. I gotta go to sleep right now. The. To this game striking. It's going to be four and a half hours. I gotta get up go to work tomorrow. That stinks. The fans have to do that. And they're the generation can't stay up as late. But the the reason that works do it is because the fall the money, you know, all the money, and that's that's not going to change. But you look at this this World Series. And it's just it's so strange to me that it didn't click, and then resonate because this is one where it looks like everything was aligned for it to be a really big win for FOX. And instead, whether it says late starts or other factors it wasn't. And so maybe this lease them reconsidering some some things I don't know how they would change anything related to the start time because it's not really beneficial for them. But if if ratings keep dipping in situations where they think they're going to be good. Then maybe that's when it when when back kind of change comes around the napping. All right want to give you the Florence on Joe buck and John Smoltz 'cause I I I'm almost certainly disagree. I i've. Written. I think that's an excellent team. I really liked them. I Smoltz as a analyst. I know he talks a lot. But he educates me. I think he says very interesting things. And I think sees the game in a unique way. You know, I'm sort of at this point a sort of on wrote with this Joe buck has been underrated for a long time as a baseball broadcast everyone who's bashed him. I've been writing it for like twelve years. I feel like more people coming around to my view. I think people reflexively disliked him for lotteries thought he was too smug. Jack books kid who got sort of all the privileges early. But he's a great baseball caller. There's just I don't know how you can argue against that..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:59 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Patient art, my thanks to Kate Abbeville four from Turner, sports and Fox Sports for that conversation. She's she's had a really interesting career as you can tell from that conversation, super smart. And now we move onto someone not a smart, but still one of our favorites. And that is Chad Finn the Star Trek the too easy. The Chattan the fine sports media writer for the Boston Globe. Who chat I believe. I'm correct. You are doing this off probably very little sleep. You just got back from California. I imagine being part of the Red Sox. Dodgers coverage. Yeah. Not the greatest the travel back. Either wreck your idea you're going to do with the instructed see it coming out way. But yeah, it was the twenty seven hour trip from when I get home. So you can match Joe Booker Kevin Harland story. Does it was this a late like flights delayed or did you have? Did you have to stop in a certain city twenty seven hours to get from the west coast is crazy? Yes. A longer than expected. It was two different plane problems which made me think that should offend another mode of transportation come home with a stuck with maybe not with that airline going forward. But got back finally at eight AM this morning after we my hotel and LA four forty five yesterday morning. Oh, wow. Well, I appreciate very much doing this. And we will not keep it long. I saw let's start with baseball. And obviously, this was a major major story for you. And the sports media in the city of Boston. So you can't chat I realized that you're in the middle of this. And obviously this this is a massive championship for your coverage area. But the fact is the World Series viewership dropped from last year. Years Houston dodger series, which I have to be honest with you Chad really surprise me. Just given how strong Boston market always is for sports. And you know, again, you have to of take Twitter for what it is. But there were some people on there who you know, when I put that out. There were talked about Red Sox Teague talked about that they couldn't really wrap themselves around this World Series. Because there wasn't like an underdog figure the way there was with the cubs. Do you have any again, the viewership still really good? I mean, listen FOX drew fifteen million or whatever for the last game. It's going to beat everything else on TV. But but it was down there's no arguing that. And so I wanna give any thoughts as to why the viewership was down from last year. And do you buy into any of the Boston fatigue or something else? Yeah. Boston's teachers definitely factor. I mean, this is what eleven championships and for sports thousand more people. Tired of the patriots the Red Sox of? In four and fifteen years people, the they've long he's being any kind of underdog story. That's definitely a fact, but I'm stun not. I I could see how they'd be down a little bit just because that seems to be the trend, but I'm not how much they're down twenty three percent over last year over the Houston dodger series, and yes that was a seven game series. It was a great series the Astros. We're kind of new story, but you you'll get Boston and the Red Sox and the dodgers. Massive. That's never happened before. It's too classic franchises cities on the opposite. Coast with really really good teams and compelling stars that the at least in the case of Mookie Beth is probably a little bit undercover. Especially for a Boston athlete, and yet it didn't resonate. And I heard what Manford on Boston radio talking about it our genes one and two and he sounded bewildered and basically defense was well, we've got a cater to the west coast a little bit on this. And that's fine. But it still doesn't solve exactly what went on here..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"And then they based me in London, and I went in and met with the crew in London for the first time, and it was an old male sports department. I was the only go, and they said, you know, welcome aboard that take you out for lunch, and we will wanna. Get you know, you. So we went out for lunch. And I felt like I we drilled, and I was questioned in a way that was definitely try and figure out does this go no anything about this girl know, anything about sports in a way that I was fully aware. If I was a guy that would be absolutely huge. You would never told me any of these questions. You asked me about me, you'd want to get to know me genuinely. But you wouldn't think that you need to test out whether I actually had a clue whether I'd come through the interview process of the right been so I think that that does happen. I think that a man it's seemed that you have the the needed knowledge as a female, you have to prove that it's part of the processes, isn't unfortunate part of the process that was still there twenty eighteen, but at least we've come a long way, and at least we're getting a chance to be at that Saint able to what our what are the differences between working for Fox, Sports and Turner sports. And what would you say are the similarities between those two media outlets? I you know, the difference is. I think obviously for candidates new venture. This is a housing in soccer. Whereas FOX's got a much longer history in the game. So the two sides to that number one you're trying to find your feet in a in a sport that you've you've not covered before. And with an audience that you haven't engaged with before. So that's all new. I also think that something fantastic about being nature something because you can completely reinvent the wheel. You can find your own approach. You don't feel you don't feel that you have to be loyal to the way that we've done it for the last how many years because you've never done it before. So it's it's a blank sheet, which is a fantastic thing to have. I think. The difference in ten approach. I think they've definitely tried to take. Well, actually, that's something that FOX genders while he's tried to to find more American voices because I think in the past in the US if I'm not mistaken. There was a real tendency to go very strongly with European voices on the game because they were felt half the national the natural authority, both FOX and Fanta have tried to to definitely get that coverage and more American feel and tend to very much. So that's the case. I think him how it has been a really brilliant higher. He's a wonderful name it in the game. You know, he's very respected. Yeah. The real natural. He when he thinks about the game. He's got that kind of job pallet internationally, not just in in the United States. And I think it's great to new names like that emerging hiring mode do while who's, you know, really interesting young talent within you know, American broadcasting. He's new to it. But I think the fact that you want to find you off saying ten or an AFA. Also, try and use him on that Brokaw shows that everybody sees a lot of potential him to be a really interesting in leading voice within an on soccer in the United States really enjoyed that kind of engaging with those more American voices within the game. And it's a different experience of the game..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

03:57 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Unfortunately, they lost the Campion's rights and that never materialized, but I was excited at least that they would thinking of that they have also very recently hired, Alex, Scott, who's a former English national team player, and she's also functioning as an analyst on on the scheduled programming around the Premier League, which I think is exciting to add a female voice into that. 'cause it sent me something I think I'd even I had to have my my mind open to and that was it was open to buy America. I think because I saw Allie Wagner being an analyst on Champions League for FOX. And I thought, wow, she she's massively done to home when she's been spent time with mercy Pacino and taught them and really got an understanding the European game. And the mayo game as well. And she adds an analyst that analysis that is just as just as valid and just as strong just as interesting and actually comes from a different different perspective. But I like it. I like that we have a different voice on that. So I think that Europe in general have long way to go. And I think that that America's definitely setting the pace. But I do think there at least improvement, and I have to say, I don't think it's not something that I they can complain of. I don't think I've ever chuckled together role of struggle together physician because I'm female, I am strongly the booze that if you good enough, and if you walk into a room, and you can convince people, okay, she's qualified, and she definitely knows what she's talking about. Then then you should have no concern about being a female. And so I think as long as you're as good as you need to be. It's just not an issue. How much sexism faced in the business? Can you don't really feel that I have? And I think. I've often tried to figure out why that is. 'cause I know that in something that looks is female doing countering the business perhaps that just been fortunate with the, you know, the environment I've been in the people that I've been surrounded by. I do think that that. Yeah. I just can't figure out why it has been it's not something that I put the encountered. So it's not something that I can complain say that is really been something that had to fight against. I support all women who do have to fight against that. I just think that, you know, in in any job, you can often have people who undermine you for whatever reason. And in soccer is definitely be very prevalent. The you know, if you are female that that scene as you not having a clean traditionally how could you understand the game? But I do think that the as long as you bring to the table what you need to bring to the table. Nobody can question you, and you can find your insecurity within that. You sort of you sort of touched on this a little bit. But I do wanna ask it direct. Do you think what do you think it says that right now in the states, you are hosting Champions League coverage and Rebecca Lowe is essentially the host or face of NBC's Premier Li coverage. So this arguably other than the World Cup, the two biggest soccer properties globally, and certainly the two of the three biggest soccer properties that are part of the United States and two of those entities are hosted or fronted by women. Hopefully, it says that we were the best candidates. So what we do. You know, I I really admire Rebecca's lack watcher. I'm primarily, I think she's fantastic. What she does. She needs that show. Really? Well, though, just as you're I think she does a great job. And I'm sure that that's what NBC seen retiring. And you know, there's no doubt that it's nice to have a balance within a room and said if you're talking about primarily can you felt foam at primarily plays a Joe analysts. And then it's not about to have a female perspective within that crew as well. But I think both Shane how would would likely have the same approach? Tens of why we got the job. And why we think the those jobs, I think there's no doubt that woman, you know, thinking back when I was offered the role that CNN I'd had a an interview process in in America and a coughing in America and come through that..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"And by the way, this is not to somehow pollyanna notions on the US, which has its own issues in this area too. It does. But I think there's there's really no argument that US is bounds ahead of many of the European networks in that sense. Just you know in the last guy come I think that's couple of months. I think we saw that old female broadcast on on FOX. I have my own ideas about that. I don't know. I think that they should be. I think women should be putting the position because they deserve it. And I'm not saying if those women didn't I think they absolutely do. But I I don't wanna make it into a gimmick, I suppose is what I'm saying. But I love the fact that they were standing strong behind female broadcasters and saying look these ladies do a fantastic job. I they really know that stuff, and it's perfectly valid for that to be an old female broadcast around a men's game. If the women can hold their own, and they can give insight and give us everything that we would spec. From a group of men performing the same broadcast. I prefer that to be a natural progression. Rather than something that we? Full, and we just see women coming through naturally because that that qualified and they are better than the men that were also in line for that role. But I do love the behind it. I do think Europe is is somewhat behind. I mean, the tabloids aren't necessarily Representative of how everybody approaches the female book is and what they think of them. I think some reason in the UK got seems particularly prevalent that attitude. I think that the haven't been enough females have been prominent roles, particularly around soccer. It's still still a real sense of guarding it kinda very traditional veil fear. And I understand that obviously, you know, you're talking about the men's game. So you want the insight from the men's game as well. I want to talk to people who've been inside the Chelsea locker room who've been in those experiences with those teammates and know how that male mentality is within that winning that game. So I understand that the enormous value of of having mail analyst. But I think he could send me how most Email hosting. We that we necessarily do on the top properties in the UK. You know, primary league I can't really think of one who has the coverage of when I was taking on it sky was actually taking. Onto host the Champions League, which was really exciting 'cause they hadn't position to female on that before..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"And I got a real insight into the gym and mentality intensive what they wanted to be which is, you know, basically based on the American television model a lot of personality a real sense of fun to broadcast and balancing that out with the informational aspect you wanting to get and then balancing that with what they felt they could be which was limited by that gymnasts in in their points of view. You know, we were looking at a show visit show on Sky Sports in the UK called consecutive, which they thought it was fantastic. And that's very much personality by show, and it is a very good show. But they said we don't we don't have those now Jimmy. We can't spy to do that. So they set them lots of limitations upon themselves. I think in the UK the there's a real sense of humor that present. But it's a very different sense of humor to the one that you would get states. You know, it's very dry, very ironic, and we are again, the certain the side to that we share with the Germans in that. I think we want to have a lot of fun on, but we all very self conscious, and whereas in and you have to be able to get past that will be very extroverted catcher that they to be able to to do that kind of. 'cause now, let's vision. And it's always what has fascinated me about American TV is just the the ease with which Americans do person 'cause not television. They have no problem putting themselves out that they have no problem being more extroverted being loud being more. Controversial. Being more dobacco of a lot of those things that make as frequently when it's genuine fan pick interesting doing. And so I think I have really enjoyed just the freedom that you get bit more in influence, obviously shocker format still relatively bus inducting America as well. Because you're going to repressive building up to gain. But it definitely at ten or I think they're allowing much movement fit the personality and much more space than that. You know, not everything is preplanned in a in a pre-game 'cause the definitely since faces just left. Let's see what happens this point. And I love that approach. It's something that I really value about American politician Americans that uses Kate to you one of the things that you've obviously seen here is certain times there the nexus of sports and politics emerge on sports networks, I think clearly certainly SPN will do more of that than you'll see on f s won- or NBC sports. But it does happen in your experiences abroad German. Sports television, UK sports television. Will they go into that area? If the story warranted or are. They really strictly sports and the news desk, candles, the, politics, and social issues, etc. Yeah. I think the rule definitely the NAFTA. But I think it's difficult to make that comparison. 'cause I'm not sure I can think of a parallel to for example, they taking the knee movement where you have that natural crossover of sports and politics. So I don't know that I've ever seen a UK or German or European network exposed to that where they need to find a solution of this sports issue, but it's also political issue, and whether or not south one of the things that one of the things that very apparent. If you read the UK tabloids is the way they often write about women sports broadcasters for interest for for example, in terms of and, you know, very well about this, for example, when I was doing research on you and reading stuff one of the things I saw in the Daily Mail in a write up of you. In addition to obviously, your credentials as soccer journalist. They mentioned. Where you finished in sexiest sports broadcaster contests. Like, they literally did that in the middle of like, a straight piece. Now, I realize listen the Daily Mail is. I believe ninth. Sorry about that. But so so I guess and this is not very uncommon for the tabs words, very sexualize and very focused on appearance and looks as opposed to. Broadcasting skill Meredith cetera. So that that's a that's a sort of preamble to ask you, could you give listeners sort of the difference in your opinion of how sports broadcasters are perceived and treated in each of the different countries that you've been in..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Rolling news network. So you weren't at every two hours to do your sports bulletin, and that was kinda how it started. Talking embarrassed by that because like you say it's so oversubscribed. There's so many people who who want to deposit industry and see as such a privilege, which it is to be able to talk about what's for a living. And I don't know that I have the answers to what's the best Jenny. What's the best because mine was completely? Seconds sensual and really not not adore that. I was knocking on a tool. I, you know, I feel really blessed that it happened that way. And I I love the jumping out, and I wouldn't change it. And I feel like I it feels actually like a lot of the jumps that I've had often come that way. They've they've pulled into me rather than me pushing for them, which makes me very fortunate. I do feel that I what caused when I get the opportunity, but I also sent me been blessed by being in the right time in the right place. Yeah. I while a couple of things are love the fact that Europeans always. They have that each and they take off from wherever they live and automate live and other countries, very very different from the states, where kids are sort of pushed to go certain route, usually, college, etc. And then the other thing, obviously, you know, sometimes fortune just happens for you. And you know, somebody storms out you get an opportunity and from that opportunity amazing things happen before we get into sort of how you ended up in soccer. You. Well, let's start with that. Okay. So you're you get an opportunity move to the sports this. Where does the where does the sort of specificity for soccer start? I mean, you're in European is predominantly sock. There's not much. Yes. We have rugby cricket. I mean, that's actually very British rather than than European. So if you're in Europe with Jimmy, for example, there really is only ninety percent soccer. And then maybe there's a few people are interested in some basketball handful. But it it's a real smattering of other sports. So being on the sports men in that case, actually, meant wounded Lita. So I started with Jim and Sokka and that was what we talked about predominantly from the nineteen minutes. I mean, if there was a big national international event going on and then pick so whatever that might be obviously there was interested in that too. But but the real focus was soccer from the beginning. So one of the things that I wanted to talk to you about when when I when I when you finally committed to do this podcast Kate that. It is you've worked for you've worked for many different places, including American outlet. So I'm probably gonna miss pronounce this name Deutsche Deutsche Welle. My German is obviously to how would you? How would you get you the DWP? That's it. I someone who's last name is that's beyond embarrassing Dutch Avella. Okay. So you worked at CNN globally. You worked at sky Deutschland you worked at Sky Sports you've worked at multiple global outlets. And now, obviously you've worked at FOX and Turner, something that's always been fascinating fascinating. To me is someone who's traveled abroad and covered many different Olympics. Just my own interpretation of the differences between how sports has covered in other countries. How they how they sort of even. Perceive the role of routing versus objectivity in certain countries out of the country. So as I wanna take a couple of different places. I often your impression what is the difference? In terms of sports coverage in Germany versus the states. And then I would want you to do the same thing with the UK. I. To my mind, you know, obviously on European and that European coverage feels very like home to me, but and television definitely is much buttoned up. You know? I think I think the Germans do have a sense of humor. And they do they do want that to come across on television. But there's. Does it just a real kind of conservativeness if that's good to the way, they do television? And I think it's actually the network that I that. I then worked for the first network with w TV, which was German the second that would that. I worked for in Germany, which is awesome. I've been at CNN was a network guy sports that was launching its own twenty four hour news channel. And so I was there in this kind of startup process..

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

02:28 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"I went and looked in in Germany for six months and then in front of six months, then I came back finished my degree and then for marrow's off into an internship. I was actually just helping out Jim and professor who needed someone to correspondence for him. And it was kind of a side job for me to an extra cash on the side. And he said to me, look, I know people that he said, you know, what you want to do. And I said, no, I've got no idea. I have no idea what I want to like languages. That's all I know relatively good at them. And I just didn't really have direction at that point. And he said well. I know a gym in TV station, they take on intends, you translate the content. It was like a gym in public service that they broke cost in German, Spanish, English Arabic. So three of the full which that I spoke, and he said, you know, it's not great pay. But it's a good in two translation and interpreting into see what you like. And what you don't like living in Germany, which you like so I took on that intention and moved to balloon, and I've been there about I think about six months at which point I've been at started from the business, which was not my natural ho joking about sex and chat in another language. And so I kept on pushing to move to the sports desk, which felt like much more natural health Maritz interested in it. I'd grown up with sport done a lot of sports. My parents have us teaches that was always kind of a huge pot of life and one day. One of the sports host had kind of a big bust up stormed out said he was never coming back and the head of the station. Came to me and said, look we're going to we need a quick solution. Hey, we need people who noticed them and can write scripts, and we know that you can do both of those things we'd like you could do costing. And I said absolutely not. I've got nobody to be camber and I refuse to do the coughing. I was very shy. I just it was just not something that felt like my cooling, I refuse. They did around the costings didn't find anybody. They like they came back and said, look just just do me a favor just do the costing terrible. We'll never talk about it. I guess and so they bugged me until I did this costing which I thought was horrible the back. They came and said to me, look, we'll we'd like to offer you the job. We'll give you a day trading on how to do live television. And then you'll start doing the news on the sports news. So it was like a you had to five day week, and you did sports bulletins within a a.

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"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"chad finn" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

"Enjoy all for stop. It is Turner sports and Fox Sports soccer host Kate Abdo. She's been doing some sensational work for FOX for Turner. And and I think you can draw the conversation super smart speaks for line, which is very very interesting after that Boston Globe, meteorite Chad Finn, and I have a discussion on the World Series. You were ship and surprisingly down from last year's viewership in every game. Spite the classic matchup between the Red Sox. And the dodgers also talk about the Monday night football broadcast crew. And why it has just not worked so far so Chad fan after cab, and then we finish up with Troy free press sports columnist. Mitch albom. We'll talk about his new book. The next person you meet in heaven. That's the sequel to the five people you meet in heaven, but beyond that Mitch talking about what sporting events still interests him as a writer what sports figure in Michigan finds the most compelling, and whether he misses being on ESPN as the sports reporters as now been off the effort couple years, so Kate Abdo Chatfield and Mitch Albom. All coming up on the sports media podcast. Our guest this week someone soccer fans in the states know, very well. Kate Abdo is the studio host for Turner and Bleacher reports a Champions League coverage. She's also a studio host for Fox Sports soccer programming. You saw her during the World Cup. She is as they say in Boston, pretty wicked smart fluent in four languages, French Spanish, German and English. So Bonjour Olah Guten Morgen. Hello. Kate Kate Abdo, welcome to the sports media pockets and before we start Kate. My I really wanna know how badly your back hurts from carrying Alexi Lalas for the last couple of years. Good morning. The on the podcast. Thank you for having me. You're welcome. All right. So let's let's start with Turner. Eventually I want to go into working for two different places, and what's different about the two. But I wanna start off with how given that you've worked for multiple organizations in multiple countries and particularly with the emphasis on soccer broadcasting. In your in your own words, in your own mind. How would you straight or view what Turner is trying to do with their Champions League coverage? Think the the two was that kind of jumped out to me tenth of what we're looking for is it's fresh relevant. So I think we we're trying to do things in a way that is just you know, soccer full Matt's have been the same for years and years and decades, and you know, drought recommend I think that European model was transferred to the United States because football soccer with being as European property and often the talent on it was transferred from Europe as well. And so I think that ten or looking for the right to take some ownership of soccer to make it feel relevant to an American audience to make it feel like a fresh approach not the same state European model that we've all seen for decades. So I think those are the two things that we're really looking to do. So there we we now catering near where we see a lot of people working for multiple places. Fox in particular has a lot of talent on air talent that is shared with other places. Alex Rodriguez, very prominently on FOX ESPN, and you prominently work for FOX. But also now work for Turner. So how does that work is it complicated to get everyone on board, contractually, etc. Where you can be working for two different places who at times in theory could be competitors. Yeah. I think that was usually generous FOX, I'll be honest. I was lightly surprised that they were accommodating as they wish and that I think, you know, when I joined FOX they definitely had a much bigger presence in soccer than they do. Now. Obviously move champion. Take writes, the big blow for them. And I think they were just very fat in insane. Okay. We haven't got this even put it somewhere else..

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