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Okay. Time To Help Out ESPN And The Networks And Build A List Of Athletes Who Have The Potential To Be Future Sportscasters.

Some pro athletes make great managers and coaches. They were leaders in their respected sport and now lead teams. People like Joe Torre, Dave Cowens, Pat Riley and Kevin McHale have all done that. Some athletes have great intuition, insight, solid TV presence are very attractive and are fantastic communicators.

Those are the people I want to talk about today. Let’s identify professional athletes that will follow in the footsteps of Bill Walton, Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, Chris Weber, Steve Lyons, Jerry Remy, Dennis Eckersley and Joe Morgan.

Here are four of my choices:

  1. Shaquille O’Neal – big personality, million dollar smile, loved by many, enormous following on twitter won’t hurt – ok maybe they won’t have a chair big enough for him but everything else works
     
  2. Rodney Harrison – great player, very respected in the game, looks good on camera and seems to be very smart and a great communicator
     
  3. Curt Schilling – very opinionated, smart guy, always has something to say. Was a guy you wanted on the mound when the game really mattered, would need to tone it down a lot.
     
  4. Greg Maddux – no brainer in my book. Already looks like a sportscaster. One of the all-time greats who is smart and very soft spoken.

Ok your turn.

  • What do you think of my 4 choices?
     
  • Who do you have on your list?
     
  • Who is the best athlete turned sportscaster in your mind?

I look forward to hearing from you.

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