The Indispensable Sports Talk Show

One of the great things about progress is that you never have to stay in a rut.
Because of progress, we no longer have to rely on the horse and buggy to get to town. We can take the car. And because of progress, we have jets to get us from Point A to Point B when cars are impractical.
I like the way progress has changed the art of journalism.
When I began in this business, we used typewriters instead of computers (no, I said typewriters, not rock and chisel). And this Internet thing — you know, that so-called world-wide web that everybody talks about — it allows us to do so many things we couldn’t do back when I still had hair on the top of my head.
One of my favorite things about coming back to the Daily Globe sports department, after seven years working on the news side in Mankato, is the opportunity to do what we call the “Daily Globe Sports Talk” show. I grant you, it’s not a thrilling title. But we thought it might get a better name when it’s syndicated on ESPN.
Myself, along with sports writers Caleb Nelson and Les Knutson, hope to get into the habit of welcoming a guest to our informal web broadcast each time we do a segment — which is usually every other week. We’ve had Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball head coach Mike Fury and Worthington Trojans wrestling head coach Mark Prunty on the show in recent weeks, which has increased our “classiness quotient” immeasurably.
And so far we’ve been able to resist putting on some of the more flaky options.
A couple of my old fast-pitch softball buddies have requested guest appearances. And I must admit I’m intrigued at the possibilities there. Some of my old pals are quite colorful, and for as long as I’ve known them they all have had interesting things to say on a wide variety of sports topics.
I may put one of them on someday, in fact, when our camera man and technical adviser, Daily Globe Community Content Coordinator Aaron Hagen, devises a practical way to bleep out the more colorful parts.
Until then, we hope that our readers and web browsers enjoy the show. We try to arrive at a happy medium between information, opinion and entertainment. Our goal is to be so indispensable to you, the sports fan, that you’ll forget about ESPN entirely.
That is, of course, until they pick us up.