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EP 054: Adam Amin, ESPN

posted by Logan Anderson December 21, 2017 0 comments
      EP 054 Adam Amin ESPN

In this episode I chat with one of my personal favorite broadcasters, Adam Amin of ESPN. Topics we discuss include:

  • How a basketball game in college helped him to fall in love with the business.
  • I jokingly make him feel guilty for beating me out for his first job in Spirit Lake, IA.
  • The difficulty of following a beloved broadcaster who had recently passed away.
  • Only getting to experience one of the best summer towns in Iowa during the winter.
  • Calling minor league baseball and commuting 75 miles to cover freelance play-by-play before his big break.
  • How he met an cultivated a relationship with Ian Eagle which eventually set events in motion that led to his opportunity with ESPN.
  • Literally running into Urban Meyer on his first day on the job at ESPN.
  • The importance of being ready for your opportunity when it appears.
  • The ability to blend his humor and personality into a broadcast.
  • Learning to broadcast sports with little or no practical experience.
  • How his relationship with Joe Davis, and Wayne Randazzo helped push all three broadcasters to early success.
  • Lifting the curtain of what life is like on ESPN’s campus.
  • His favorite fast food joint in the nation.
  • Why Boise and El Paso are two of his favorite cities to visit.
  • Misidentifying former Jacksonville Jaguar Fred Taylor in the stands at a high school football game.
  • His preparation process.
  • His favorite broadcasters to listen to on his days off.
  • Why he didn’t like his call of the famous “kick six” play in the Iron Bowl.

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