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EP 144: Jack Benjamin, Nicholls Colonels

posted by Logan Anderson July 7, 2022 0 comments
Jack Benjamin, Nicholls

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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