This month, a friend of mine emailed me from Hawaii. He had just broadcast three basketball games, his team won the tournament and he got to hang out at the beach. In December. It was a pretty awesome work trip.
His story started me reminiscing about the best places my sports broadcasting career took me. Places like Pocatello and Des Moines were interesting because they were so different from my home turf in San Diego. However, Idaho’s snow and Iowa’s mosquitos that were the size of small Volkswagens were ultimately forgettable.
The best place I traveled was Orlando, FL when I was doing Arena Football play-by-play for the Anaheim Piranhas. I’ve written about this experience before – Disney World; Running the stairs in the Orlando Arena with one of the assistant coaches; Hitting the town with other members of the traveling party.
I’m told there were also beautiful women in Orlando but I was too busy building my spotting boards to notice.
Traveling with the Piranhas was even more fun than doing the games. Visiting new places was one of the outstanding aspects of my sportscasting career.
Where is a cool place your sports broadcasting career has taken you?
I’m eager to read about it. Please share your memories in the comments below.