While completing his graduate degree at Northwestern, Eric contributed to Medill Reports in a wide variety of roles, including individual stories, multimedia packages, video reports, and more.
Broadcast journalists Ben Finfer, Alex Quigley and Mark Carman became victims of the cutthroat nature of the sports talk radio industry in December, losing their jobs at Chicago’s The Game 87.7 only nine months after its inception.
Almost five months removed from his latest appearance in the broadcast booth at Wrigley Field, Len Kasper can feel the hype surrounding the Chicago Cubs 2015 campaign. “It’s the first time in a long time that this team has had this sort of exposure and spotlight on it,” he said.
The Chicago Cubs opened their offseason with 40-to-1 odds to win the 2015 World Series – and then they started making waves.
The club fired manager Rick Renteria, hired heralded manager Joe Maddon and signed coveted starting pitcher Jon Lester. But after two straight last-place finishes in the National League Central, one might venture that the Cubs would still be a ways away from title contention. And they very well might be – but they currently hold 16-to-1 odds to win the World Series at Las Vegas’ Westgate SuperBook.
Hall of Famer and former Cub Billy Williams remembered Minnie Minoso as a player who gave everything he had to his team, teammates and fans – even if he didn’t always get the respect he deserved.
“We all thought of him as the Jackie Robinson of Latin players,” Williams said.
Social media can be treacherous terrain for professional and college athletes. But if used with a specific objective, experts say, there might not be a more powerful marketing tool.