Have you ever listened to sports talk radio and thought to yourself "Man, I wish I could do that--get paid to talk about sports all day."
I yearn, nay, pine to be one of those guys. I mean, I do it anyway, right? Why not let everyone listen in? And why not make a little scratch doing it?
Well that dream was realized for me today. That is, all but the getting paid part. But believe me--the giddiness I feel right now is more payment than I'll ever need.
So for those of you who don't already know, Trevor (of CougarCrazies.com) and I were invited to be guests on "The Home Team" with Darnell Dickson. The Home Team is a sports radio show on KSTAR 1400 AM, and it caters to the large, unsatisfied, sports-hungry Utah County audience. It airs every weekday from 4-6, and covers local stuff like BYU, UVU, the MWC and Utah Jazz.
Quick plug: If you don't already listen, you should check it out. It is a very good show.
Anyway, Trevor and I went on today to talk some sports and it was everything I thought it would be and much, much more. We laughed, we furrowed our brows, we contributed to the playful banter. We were on from 5-6.
I thought the setting would be a little intimidating. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty nervous before showtime, but when we stepped into the studio my fears were put to rest. I was picturing dark booths with huge earphones; instead it was literally a table with some microphones on it. We sat and talked just like a bunch of guys would on any given day, talking sports.
Darnell and his co-host Jared do a great job, too. There was no lofty expectations, no egos. We just sat down and started talking, and I think it turned out really well.
Discussions included (but were not limited to):
*How we became BYU fans
*Why we have blogs
*The role blogs play in the media
*Wifely support (Thanks for the call-in question, Bob!)
*BYU fans being too prideful (another call-in)
*BYU's Quest for (football) Perfection
*BYU's athletic program as a whole
Awesome, awesome, awesome. It was the time of my life. Those that heard the show will have to tell me how it went, but I thought Trevor did a great job, and I certainly had a lot of fun. And hopefully we'll be able to go back real soon.
Anyway, thanks for the opportunity Darnell. And everyone else seriously--start tuning into KSTAR 1400 AM during the drive home or wherever you happen to be. "The Home Team" airs from 4-6 on weekdays.