Que Sera Sera

May 20, 2008
By Rashad Milligan, Marietta, GA

“I know what! A sportscaster or even better; an ESPN analyst!” I exclaimed thinking to myself what I wanted to be when I grow up. I was trying to think about what kind of job that I would love, not work as hard as other regular jobs, get paid a lot and I found all of that with ESPN’s “Sportscenter”. I mean I watch sportscenter every morning, I love sports, I like the cameras and I love to speak in front of large crowds!

Wait a second now, this could just be a phase because I remember when I was four and I wanted to be a firefighter, when I was six or seven I wanted to be in the NBA or play in the Major league’s, when I was ten I wanted to be a Real Estate agent (just like my dad) and now a sports caster? But, this time it felt different, it felt like this was the thing that I was most passionate about, like a dream job.

Now to the second reason of why I want to be an ESPN analyst, and that’s make lots of money. I really don’t know why I have such a strong craving for money, is it because I like to buy things, I want a big house? I just don’t truthfully know why I love money so much. Then, I started thinking why I really liked money. So I started thinking about that I could buy season tickets to basketball and football games, I can but lots of DVD’s, pay all the bills and buy all the groceries I want, just by talking at a table on T.V.

My third reason for wanting to be an ESPN Analyst is because it is something that I am passionate about. If you didn’t you, I’m a die-hard sports fan and will do anything to watch any type of game; whether if I’m live at the game myself or if I’m watching it on T.V. or just watching is at home. Another thing that I like about this, is that you just talk about it after the game and maybe go in the locker room and create an inside story of what’s going on behind the scenes if you want call it that.

The fourth reason is something I mentioned early also is, you don’t have to work as hard as other regular jobs. It think part of that half of that statement is true because, sure on camera you just talk about sports but, off camera, you do as much work as any other regular person that works in an office. You have to look up stories on other sport sites; you have to hunt down newspapers, you have to call team’s mangers, owner and player and you have to check the sources so a company doesn’t sue you. Yeah, it’s hard isn’t it?

So, at the end of the day, I think that being a sportscaster is my dream job, but no one said it would be easy.

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