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Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

Episode 105: Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Brooke Weisbrod
    • Her job inherently consists of hurry up and wait but it’s also a symphony of organized chaos
    • She really enjoys things not on camera that you get to experience during practices, pre-game, and post-game and gets energized more from those things behind the scenes than being in front of the camera
    • Thoughts of one day doing play-by-play but it’s the most challenging position in the industry other than sideline reporting for football
    • Nick Saban is the toughest coach to track down and she was intimidated the first times she had to grab a coach going into halftime and Charlie Strong when he was at Louisville was someone she really enjoyed
    • Her family is super athletic and that was just part of her family so she was born into sports and a competitive family
    • Became obsessive with Tennis because of an Andre Agassi ad which showed a larger than life athlete in a conservative sport
    • She’s always liked to challenge the norm and to even create new norms and credits ESPN for pushing the boundaries
    • Had an opportunity to play basketball overseas in Germany but fell waterskiing two-weeks before she left and injured her back which ultimately forced her to retire from playing after a short stint in Germany
    • She was in Germany when 9/11 occurred and information was very difficult to obtain until the following day but the Germans were very empathetic
    • A chance opportunity doing an in-game interview with Matt Hogue, Coastal Carolina basketball announcer and current AD led her to understand that being a sportscaster was what she wanted to do in her career
    • She thinks LeBron will have more rings than Michael Jordan
    • Sports in her life has given her a sense of purpose on a team, confidence, learning from failure and being in a gym was therapeutic – went to practice after her young brother died after being born with a congenital heart defect
    • Her dream is to redesign the women’s basketball uniforms
    • Diana Taurasi is the GOAT in women’s basketball
    • Words of Wisdom from Brooke Weisbrod:
      • Best advice for her industry: “Have a take and don’t suck.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Brooke Weisbrod – Instagram

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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