My conversation with Jack Benjamin, the voice of the FCS Nicholls Colonels. Topics of discussion include:
- Hearing his work after the 2018 NSMA Banquet.
- Being happier about the opportunities he has gotten as opposed to being frustrated about the ones that got away.
- Being a native New Yorker and picking Santa Clara University over the traditional broadcasting powers.
- Spearheading the effort to create a radio program at Santa Clara.
- The New York broadcasters who influenced him growing up.
- Connecting with Marv Albert through a family friend.
- How an early relationship with current Milwaukee Bucks broadcaster Dave Koehn led to early jobs.
- Getting involved in the early stages of ESPN+ and the ACC Network.
- The changing opportunities for young broadcasters with the advent of streaming.
- Landing his position at Nicholls.
- Surviving the covid shutdown financially.
- Getting some of the biggest opportunities of his career while being forced to evacuate his home during a hurricane.
- His experience covering the Summer Olympics in 2021.
- Learning to cover sports in which he had little to no previous knowledge.
- Pronouncing challenging foreign names.
- What about sportscasting brings him joy and satisfaction.
- Creating a bracket of the greatest play-by-play calls of the last 50 years.
- His best broadcast horror stories.
- His favorite broadcasters to listen to on an off day.
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