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Rob Parker | Fox Sports and FS1 Contributor & Host

Episode 110: Rob Parker | Fox Sports and FS1 Contributor & Host

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Rob Parker
    • Being full of energy and seemingly crazy is not an act but just him always looking out for Mr. Joe Fan by asking the tough questions
    • Has always been that guy of pushing back and asking tough questions
    • Got his dream job 5 months after graduating college with NY Daily News and went to grad school because he didn’t want to rest on his laurels
    • Parents divorced at 12-years old and his mom was the rock of his family with 3 kids and he learned work ethic from her
    • The TV show The Odd Couple influenced him to be a sportswriter
    • Started a sports newspaper in high school named Sportsline
    • Loved baseball more than anything and he wanted to cover baseball so he left NY to go to Cincinnati covering the Reds
    • Always considers himself a writer at heart even though he’s been on TV for over 20-years
    • Advice for aspiring journalists is that you’re working for the fans and be honest and accurate
    • Sports is escapism and other countries have national sports pride but the US is much more individualized with regional teams
    • Was able to remove himself as a fan because the Mets won the World Series his first year in the business and he doesn’t miss being a fan
    • Words of Wisdom from Rob Parker:
      • Don’t be afraid to take risks and it doesn’t happen overnight

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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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