From the lighter side

If you ask me, one of the most important and overlooked parts of being a sports broadcaster is having the ability to not take yourself too seriously. After all, the odds are not every game you do will be ultra-competitive. In these situations, you want to give the viewer/listener something they can still enjoy consuming as entertainment within reason. In the New England area, there are no better examples of this than the tag-team of Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy. You can say what you want about them  in terms of how they express their baseball views, but these guys really know how to have fun.

 

 

 

I really admire the penchant these two have for just letting their guards down and allowing their true personalities to come out on the air. It makes them that much more identifiable to viewers/listeners and helps these people feel a real connection to Don and Jerry, almost as if they know them personally. Since Don and Jerry broadcast nearly every Red Sox game on NESN from April through September, this is very important to them, as viewers and listeners feel inclined to keep turning the game on because they never know what hilarious antic they will see next. As aspiring broadcasters, we can all use Orsillo and Remy as a constant reminder that at the end of the day, a significant portion of our job consists of remembering to have fun.

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One comment

  1. Mark Nimkoff · October 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on Comm 332 : Writing for Electronic Media and commented:
    Great example of work for Comm 332!

    Like

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